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The first Ultra homeworld to be introduced that was not in the M78 nebula, L77 was introduced in Ultraman Leo. A planet in the Leo Constellation, it was a thriving civilization until it was destroyed by a lone Alien Magma leaving only its princes, Leo and Astra.

Since its debut in 1974, L77 has become the least used of the Ultra homeworlds, with only one new inhabitant being introduced post-Leo.

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The king of L77 and father of Leo and Astro, only appears in the non-canon Ultraman Story 0 manga.



Voiced by: Ryu Manatsu (stock grunts), Chikara Osaka (Ultra Fight Victory onwards)
Ultraman Leo's younger twin brother, who was initially presumed dead after the destruction of L77, but reappears to assist Leo against the monster brothers Gallon and Litre. He returns to assist Leo many more times in the series and often appears alongside Leo in other series too.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves the day in his first appearance, taking on Gallon and Litre along with Leo.
  • Combination Attack: He and Leo often perform these, with the most notable being the Ultra Double Flasher, a beam of red lightning fired with Leo standing behind a kneeling Astra.
  • Dark and Troubled Past : He barely survived the destruction of L77, and was captured and imprisoned by the Alien Magma, who tortured and enslaved him. It was only the intervention of Ultraman King that got him out of it, and only from King did he learn that his brother had survived.
  • Deus ex Machina: His role in Ultraman Leo. He'd always appears suddenly during a battle to help Leo against whatever the monster was giving his older brother trouble, like Gallon and Litre, Alien Akumania, Alien Atlanta, and Hangler.
  • Disney Death: Leo failed to save him during Alien Magma's destruction of L-77. He turns up alive on Earth to save his brother from Gallon and Litre.
  • Diving Kick: Has his own version of the Leo Kick called the Astra Kick.
  • Hand Blast: He uses beam attacks a lot more than Leo does.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is Latin for "star".
  • The Quiet One: He never said anything in the entire series, only gaining his first speaking role some 40 years later.
  • Sibling Team: While they only occasionally worked together in the series, later Ultra Series almost always have Astra and Leo together, like in Ultra Fight Victory and Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends.
  • Slave Collar: Variant. He wears one around his left leg — the only external remnant of the time he spent as a slave of the Alien Magma.
  • Twin Desynch: As a result of his time spent as a prisoner of the Alien Magma, Astra has become fairly different from Leo. Notably, Astra used to have horns, but they were sawed off by the Alien Magma.



First Appearance: The Sorrowful, Wandering Monster
Leo's beloved pet monster back on L77 before the planet was destroyed. While Ron survived, he unfortunately transformed into a giant murderous beast from the grief of being abandoned by his owner, eventually making his way to Earth, where Gen found himself deeply reluctant to kill his former companion.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: Ron can shoot energy darts from his tail.
  • Breath Weapon: Breathes fire.
  • Came from the Sky: Arrives on Earth in the form of a comet.
  • Canine Companion: Leo's equivalent to one, although All There in the Manual sources state that Ron's species were actually considered pests by most of L77's inhabitants. In fact, Leo turns him into a dog at the end of the episode.
  • Eye Beams: Can shoot lasers from his eyes.
  • Magma Man: Ron consumes lava, which was how he turned from a small animal into a gigantic monster.
  • Make My Monster Grow: Ron is normally only about the equivalent of a small dog in terms of comparing his size to that of Ultraman Leo, but its grief and rage, as well as a steady diet of magma, made it the size of Ultraman Leo.
  • Pet Monstrosity: Of Ultraman Leo before L77 was destroyed.
  • Prehensile Tail: Uses his tail to constrict Ultraman Leo during their fight.
  • Playing with Fire: Asides from his Breath Weapon, he can also shoot fire from his tail.
  • Tunnel King: Ron is a powerful burrower, which helps him feed on lava. In fact, books on the Ultra Series state that on L77, Ron's species are roughly equivalent to moles.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Ron was only rampaging because he had been driven to madness by the grief over being separated from Ultraman Leo. Even Gen feels deeply sorry for Ron and refuses to battle him as he rampages.

    Ultraman Leo/Gen Ohtori 

Ultraman Leo
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Played by: Ryu Manatsu
A Ultra warrior hailing from the planet L77 (whereas all other Ultras are from M78), Ultraman Leo's homeworld was destroyed by the Alien Magma and twin kaiju called the Gilas Brothers, so he came to Earth in the guise of a human named Gen Ohtori and trained under Ultraseven, becoming a skilled martial artist more reliant on his physical capabilities than most Ultra heroes. Ultraman Leo has also reappeared in other series, and most notably, is the mentor of Ultraseven's own son Ultraman Zero.
  • All-Loving Hero: Loves Earth and its people.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: To his teammates, who are angry with him all the time.
  • Animal Motifs: Lions. His theme song has the verse "The eye of the lion is shining" and a lion's head is used to symbolize L77.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: The Ultraman equivalent of one, as Leo relies almost entirely on unarmed melee combat as opposed to flashier beam attacks used by most other Ultra heroes.
  • Big Brother Instinct: So much that he was willing to fight the Ultra Brothers to defend Astra when the latter was accused of stealing the Ultra Key from the Land of Light (which turned out to be Alien Babalou in disguise).
  • Boxing Lessons for Superman: Already a badass martial artist, his Training from Hell allowed him to better defeat monsters as Ultraman Leo.
  • But Now I Must Go: He takes off sailing at the end.
  • Butt-Monkey: When his teammates aren't on his case, it's the Captain. Gets hurt often, too.
  • Character Aged with the Actor: Manatsu has played Gen until the present day.
  • Create Your Own Hero: If Alien Magma and his twin monsters hadn't attacked L-77 or Earth, Leo wouldn't have become a warrior.
  • Disney Death:
    • A family-unfriendly demise at the hands of Bunyo and Commander Black. He got better.
    • A shorter one at the end of Episode 3 when a giant Alien Tsuruk attacked.
  • Diving Kick: His signature Finishing Move is the Leo Kick, created as a friendly nod towards Kamen Rider.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: When he defeats the last kaijuu, it's very satisfying.
  • Elemental Punch: Variant. Leo is able to encase his karate chops in fiery energy for some truly devastating attacks that usually end with a monster get a body part lopped off.
  • Fighting with Chucks: When he does use weapons, it's usually this. He even once turned a pair of factory smokestacks into one to battle the murderous Alien Kettle.
  • Hand Blast: While Leo is better known for his usage of his own bare hands, he does get a few minor ones later on in the series.
  • Friend to All Children: He teaches martial arts to children and spend his time off with Tooru and Kaoru.
  • Horned Humanoid: One of the few Ultramen with horns.
  • Improbable Weapon User: His arsenal includes an umbrella and a crystal ball.
  • It's Personal: The reason he wants to fight Alien Magma and the Gillas Brothers. Also, an incentive to eliminate Commander Black.
  • Last of His Kind: He thought he was this, until Astra appeared.
  • Meaningful Name: Named after the constellation of Leo, the lion, in which L77 is located in.
  • My Greatest Failure: Leo had to escape the destruction of L-77 after failing to save his brother Astra. Subverted after Astra arrived on Earth, and together they fought many aliens and monsters.
  • Nice Guy: His teammates may be assholes and his captain doesn't cut him much slack, but he's nice anyway.
  • Nice Hat: When he reappears in Ultraman Mebius, he's first seen wearing a dark-coloured set of robes and a conical hat.
  • Panthera Awesome: As stated above, lions form his major motif.
  • Parental Substitute: To Tooru and Kaoru.
  • The Phoenix: He was "reborn" from the destruction of L-77 as Gen Ootori
  • Red Is Heroic: He, Astra, and Ultraseven.
  • Rookie Red Ranger: He's a newcomer both as an Ultraman (no combat experience) and as a human (the latest member of MAC).
  • Spin Attack: Able to perform spinning kick attacks powerful enough to knock the heads of his opponents' bodies.
  • Super Strength: Even by the standards of the Ultramen, Leo's physical power is unmatched, thanks to years of Training from Hell.
  • Swiss Army Weapon: The Ultra Mantle, which he carries on his left arm in the form of a bracelet. A gift from Ultraman King originally used to defeat the alien wizard Pressure.
  • Training from Hell: Put through all sorts of it to become the skilled martial artist he is today.
  • Warrior Prince: He was a prince back on his homeworld.
  • You Killed My Father: Alien Magma killed his family on L-77.

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