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Ultraman Max

Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai (series; now stock grunts), Kenta Matsumoto (Ultraman Ginga S), Sota Aoyama (Ultraman X onwards)
One of the fastest warriors from M78, Ultraman Max hails from an Alternate Universe of the Showa timeline in which he is the first Ultra hero to come to Earth. Having merged with Kaito Touma after saving the human from certain death against Grangon and Lagoras, he possesses abilities similar to those of Ultraman and Ultraseven. Ultraman Max has also made a few other appearances after his debut series.
  • Achievements in Ignorance: In "Who Am I?", he creates a completely new power while in an amnesiac state that consists of him spinning himself in the air like a pinwheel, which then fires three Maxium Cannons at once. Kaito implies that Max came up with it in an act of desperation but has no memory of how he did this.
  • Arm Cannon: The Max Galaxy, which he earns from Ultraman Xenon in order to defeat Zetton. It's powerful enough to break through even the strongest of force fields, used whenever the Maxium Cannon doesn't cut it.
  • Battle Boomerang: His Maxium Sword, a direct imitation of Ultraseven's own Eye Slugger.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: His Max Galaxy can also produce a blade of light called the Galaxy Sword. Max can also make it as big as he requires.
  • Demoted to Extra: After his own series concluded, he's largely been seen in background roles in other Ultra series, with the notable exception of his guest appearance on Ultraman X.
  • Doppelgänger Spin: Used this ability to counter that of Dark Baltan.
  • Expy: His character is essentially meant to be an hybrid of Ultraseven and the original Ultraman, as his series was meant to be Revisiting the Roots after the failure of Ultraman Nexus.
  • Hand Blast: His default Finishing Move is the Maxium Cannon.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Described as among the fastest Ultras in the Land of Light but has also demonstrated incredible strength to compliment it.
    • As of the Galaxy Rescue Force voice dramas, Max is regarded by the Andro Defense Force as being the fastest and strongest Ultraman.
  • Me's a Crowd: He can split himself into an army of Ultraman Maxes to battle the Baltan army, but somehow he demonstrated this ability only once in the entire series.
  • Meaningful Name: "Max" is meant to be short for "Maximum".
  • Sizeshifter: While all Ultras can do this, Max is unique in that he can increase his maximum size. The biggest we see him get is 900 meters, but this comes at the cost of reducing his Color Timer limit.
  • Spin Attack: Able to spin himself rapidly as either an evasive defense maneuver or to create a tornado that he then launches at the enemy.
  • Super Speed: Able to make short bursts of blinding acceleration in order to dodge attackers and immediately retaliate or to position himself.

Ultraman Xenon

Voiced by: Osamu Ryutani
Ultraman Max's direct superior on the Land of Light. Very little is known about Ultraman Xenon as he is one of the least frequently appearing Ultras. His only major appearance in the Ultra Series was his debut, where he came to deliver the Max Galaxy to Ultraman Max and showed off a bit of his combat prowess against Zetton.
  • Bash Brothers: Appears to be this with Ultraman Max, as the two are seen battling side-by-side against Ultraman Belial in Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Expanded Universe sources state that he has one called the Xenonium Sword, though he never shows it once against Zetton.
  • Expy: Of Zoffy, in that they both debut when coming to Earth to assist the series' main Ultra in an episode featuring Zetton and are stated to be the hero's superior. In fact, Xenon's role was originally meant for Zoffy.
  • Hand Blast: His Finishing Move is the Xenonium Cannon, which unlike Max's and most other Ultras', is fired from his left forearm instead of his right.
  • Meaningful Name: Derived from an element on the Periodic Table.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Has also been spelt as Ultraman Zenon.

    DASH (Defense Action Squad Heroes) 
The defense team of this series, DASH is the elite anti-monster branch of the UDF (United Defense Force), its parent organization that was established by the United Nations in response to increasing amounts of natural disasters unleashing kaiju upon human civilization.

Kaito Touma
Played by: Sota Aoyama
The series protagonist. Kaito Touma is the newest member of DASH and has resolved to do anything he can to ensure no other people would experience the loss that he did when his parents were killed in an earthquake. He is able to transform into Ultraman Max using the power of the Max Spark.
  • The Hero: Obviously. He's the guy who turns into Ultraman Max, after all!
  • Nice Guy: Kaito's most sincere belief is that people should not suffer as much as he did when he was a child when a natural disaster occurs. In fact, he used to be a disaster relief worker before joining DASH.
  • Transformation Trinket: The Max Spark.

Mizuki Koishikawa
Played by: Hitomi Hasebe
DASH's ace pilot, Mizuki is Kaito's love interest, but also every bit as capable in combat as he is.
  • Ace Pilot: The best pilot on the team, and usually leading the DASH Birds against the Monsters of the Week.
  • Action Girl: Kicks her fair share of monster butt.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: She's descended from the Alien Saton, though this fact isn't revealed until the last episode before the two-part finale.
  • The Lancer: To Kaito.
  • Official Couple: As Kaito's love interest, especially in the finale when they finally get together.

Captain Shigeru Hijikata
Played by: Kai Shishido
The leader of the team, Captain Hijikata gives orders from Base Titan and occasionally leads them into battle.
  • The Captain: Though his leadership is often usurped by Chief Tomioka and Professor Yoshinaga.
  • Number Two: Whenever Chief Tomioka or Professor Yoshinaga are involved, he tends to be demoted to this role.

Kenjiro Koba
Played by: Nobuyuki Ogawa
The team's sharpshooter, Koba is a skilled marksman earnest in his desire to protect humanity from the kaiju and alien menaces.
  • Bash Brothers: With Sean, who appears to be his closest friend on the team.
  • The Big Guy: Plays this role in DASH's band.
  • Buttmonkey: Is the butt of many of the more unfortunate but hilarious moments in the series like humiliating himself when he comes into work still in his pajamas from oversleeping or accidentally ejecting himself from the pilot's seat into the ocean and being forgotten about for the rest of the episode.

Sean White
Played by: Sean Nichols
The team's scientist and a bit of a jokester, Sean is a transfer from the American DASH team. He is often seen alongside Koba.
  • Gratuitous English: Often shouts English phrases quite suddenly in the heat of battle. Justified, as he transferred from the North American branch of DASH and thus English is his primary language.
    • Surprisingly Good English: While Sean mainly uses English in short sentences shouted out during fights, his actor's background means that it's all very natural sounding for a Japanese show.
  • The Nicknamer: Has a tendency to call Kaito "Samurai Boy".
  • The Smart Guy: As he comes up with various gadgets and inventions against the kaiju menace.
  • Token White: One of the few non-Japanese major or supporting human characters of the Ultra Series, and the only non-Japanese character in this show.

Played by: Hikari Mitsushima
A gynoid who functions as DASH's communications operator and strategist. Elly is extremely intelligent and highly advanced, but often has trouble understanding human nature.
  • Androids Are People, Too: Is an android, but is never depicted as anything other than a sapient being.
  • Bridge Bunnies: Her highly advanced computerized brain allows her to process through the bridge faster than anyone else can.
  • Mission Control: She has only been on the field a handful of times, as her intelligence and skills are more useful in Base Titan and her difficulty with understanding others can lead to trouble outside.
  • Only Sane Man: Sometimes. Like the time all of DASH got amnesia from the Space Cats.
  • Robot Girl: Obviously.

Professor Yukari Yoshinaga
Played by: Hiroko Sakurai
A scientist working for DASH's parent organization, the United Defense Force. Professor Yoshinaga is a leading expert on kaiju and often helps DASH in finding ways to counter the threat of the episode.
  • Cool Old Lady: She's a genius without a doubt. Not to mention that she was also Fuji in the original Ultraman!
  • The Professor: Yoshinaga's the one who does most of the scientific explanations of the monsters. She actually came up with the theory that the monster's are meant to be Gaia's Vengeance.
  • Never Mess with Granny: Not in a physical manner, but definitely in the scientific department, such as creating the antidote for Moetaranga's hyperactivity contagion.

Chief Kenzo Tomioka
Played by: Susumu Kurobe
A high ranking officer in the United Defense Force. Chief Tomioka is Captain Hijikata's superior and is usually seen commanding DASH at Base Titan.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's every bit as experienced and proficient as his status suggests. The fact that he's played by the original Ultraman's host probably helps as well.
  • Four-Star Badass: Despite his age, Chief Tomioka has shown off a serious capacity for badassery, like piloting a DASH Bird against Flygler or helping Ultraman Max destroy Moetaranga.

DASH's orb-shaped robot mascot, as well as Elly's companion and assistant.
  • Robot Buddy: To the DASH crew, although primarily with Elly.

Professor Date

Played by: Masanari Nihei
An old friend of Chief Tomioka, Professor Date normally works at DASH's Base Poseidon in the South Pacific, but often comes to Base Titan to help his friend out in times of need.


    Monsters and Aliens 


First Appearance: Ultraman Max Arrives!
A volcanic monster that is the archenemy of Lagoras, Grangon had long been sleeping inside a volcano, but emerged after being disturbed by human activity.
  • Arch-Enemy: Of Lagoras. Even when Ultraman Max shows up to fight them both, they still take opportunities to try kill each other.
  • Back for the Dead: When Lagoras Evo appears, as DASH's first evidence of the monster is finding the corpse of a second Grangon.
  • Breath Weapon: Breathes fire.
  • Kill It with Ice: Grangon is extremely vulnerable to cold temperatures, as DASH was able to quickly dispatch him in their initial encounter with freeze missiles.
  • Magma Man: Asides from having been sleeping for untold centuries inside a volcano, Grangon can also regenerate wounds and even death if immersed in lava. Its powers apparently come from the lava core on its back.
  • Starter Villain: While Lagoras would go on to appear in another episode, Grangon would only appear in the series premier, although it would briefly return as a corpse revealed to be a victim of Lagoras Evo.

Lagoras / Lagoras Evo
Left: Lagoras
Right: Lagoras Evo

First Appearance: Ultraman Max Arrives!
An icy sea monster that is the archenemy of Grangon, Lagoras appeared shortly after Grangon awoke and went inland in search of its mortal enemy. A second one called Lagoras Evo appears, having gained Grangon's fire abilities from defeating its archenemy.
  • An Ice Person: Breathes an ice beam in standard form.
  • Arch-Enemy: Of the fiery Grangon, appropriately enough.
  • Breath Weapon: Breathes a beam of freezing energy, but as Lagoras Evo, this can be combined with Grangon's fireballs.
  • Chest Blaster: Lagoras Evo fires its Grangon fireballs from its chest.
  • Expy: Lagoras Evo to Fire Golza, both of them used to be the Starter Villain of their respective shows and one of two kaijus who tries to fight an Ultra in the pilot, before coming back to challenge their respective Ultras for a second time after gaining a stronger, fire-based form which turns them into a nigh-unstoppable juggernaut-like monster. They both gain a lot of red veins all over their bodies in their second appearance, too.
  • Food Chain of Evil: Hunts Grangon to consume its lava core and transform into Lagoras Evo. No word on what would happen if Grangon were to defeat Lagoras.
  • Hybrid Monster: As Lagoras Evo, it has some of Grangon's features in it, notably the lava core on its chest.
  • It Can Think: The second one's intelligence greatly increases after it absorbs Grangon's lava core, which scares DASH not just because it's become much greater of a threat than before (which shows in its fighting style), but because they can now tell it's become sapient enough to show active hatred of humanity.
  • Sea Monster: Normally dwells in the ocean, but comes onto land to hunt for Grangon.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Also called Ragorath or Ragolas.
  • Starter Villain: Though a second Lagoras would appear in a later episode as a much more powerful creature.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: As Lagoras Evo thanks to absorbing Grangon's lava core. It can fire a combined blast as a result that's capable of overpowering the Max Galaxy.


First Appearance: The Girl Who Kept a Monster
The first classic Ultra Series monster to reappear in Ultraman Max, this version of Eleking attacks Tokyo at night, hiding in daytime as the pet of a lonely lady mind controlled by unseen alien forces to protect their monster. When said aliens are revealed to be the Pitts later on, DASH is forced on to a search-and-destroy mission upon receiving word that dozens of Eleking larvae have been planted around Tokyo in preparation for a massive assault.
See Ultraseven

  • Aim for the Horn: The first Eleking that Ultraman Max battles lose one of it's horns to the Maxium Sword.
  • Art Evolution: In this series, Eleking has a paler skin colour, a thicker body, and a shorter neck that hunches over slightly.
  • Energy Absorption: Eleking is able to consume electricity in this series, causing mass blackouts — a trait that would be carried into subsequent appearances.
  • Mind Control: This version of Eleking manipulates brainwaves in its infant form in order to command humans to take care of it when hiding. Additionally, it consumes human brainwaves for sustenance.
  • Sizeshifter: During the daytime, Eleking takes on a tiny form to hide in its owner's house.
  • Truly Single Parent: This series' Eleking is able to reproduce this way, but it needs to consume substantial amounts of electricity in order to do so.


First Appearance: Proof of a Hero
A bird-like monster from Central America that was sealed away by the Mayans centuries ago. It reawoke in the present era and made a beeline for Japan.
  • Blow You Away: Like a lot of winged kaiju, Regilla can create gale-force winds to hinder its enemies.
  • Chest Blaster: Can fire a homing laser or a constricting rope of energy from its chest.
  • Eye Beams: Regilla can emit small but weak blasts of energy from its eyes in rapid succession.
  • Giant Flyer: Essentially what it is — an ancient monster-bird implied to be the inspiration for several Mesoamerican deities.
  • Homing Lasers: Its Chest Blaster.
  • Power Pincers: Regilla has two of these hidden inside its chest for snatching unwary enemies that get up close to it.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Was imprisoned thousands of years ago in southern Mexico underneath a temple. However, a volcanic eruption and earthquake allowed it to escape.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Also called Reguila.
  • Stock Sound Effects: Its roars are Jurassic Park Velociraptor sounds modified with the cries of an elk.
  • Tokyo Is the Center of the Universe: So why is a Mexican monster flying all the way across the Pacific to Japan again?

Alien Sran

First Appearance: Infinite Invaders
Voiced by: Yasuhiko Kawazu
A malevolent insectoid alien who came to annihilate humanity for their indifference to the environment and then have his people colonize the world in their place. Alien Sran would prove to be one of Ultraman Max's most popular original enemies and reappeared in Ultraman X in an episode homaging Ultraman Max.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Ultraman Max, evidently. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. of the returning members of the Sran race in later installments (save for that one from Ultraman Taiga whose role is pretty small anyway) comes back with the purpose of making life difficult for poor Max...
  • Barrier Warrior: Can make a small force field to deflect attacks.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: His weapon of choice, but they can also energize each other to emit an EMP field.
  • Breakout Villain: Sran is the one of the few monsters original to Ultraman Max that appears in other series on account of being one of the hero's more popular foes.
  • Doppelgänger Spin: Sran can create duplicates of himself via his Super Speed, though they can also fire his claw lasers at foes.
  • EMP: Sran can create a wave of electromagnetic energy that short circuits electronics by clashing his wrist blades together.
  • Expy: His design and powers, as well as the fact that he's the first alien battled by Ultraman Max are an homage to Alien Baltan.
  • Hand Blast: Can fire purple disintegrating lasers from his claws.
  • Knight Templar: Like a lot of aliens in this series, Sran came to Earth to punish humanity for polluting Earth and waging pointless wars. Naturally, Ultraman Max strongly opposes these plans.
  • Insectoid Aliens: His head is sorta reminiscent of a praying mantis.
  • Super Speed: Sran can run so fast that he creates illusions of himself behind.

Red King
Red King, executing poor Salamandon and establishing itself as the Alpha predator of kaijus

First Appearance: Monster Island Appears
The second classic Ultra Series monster to return in this series, Red King was sealed thousands of years ago by aliens to save the first Earth civilizations on a dimension-hopping island dubbed Subject Phantom by DASH. However, it was accidentally reawoken by a greedy archaeologist who sough to capture the island's guardian Pigmon. A version of it from an alternate universe was later called forth by Alien Shama via a dimension-transcendence device.
See Ultraman TV Series

  • Action Bomb: The explosive rocks inside his body means that even punching Red King in the stomach hard enough could cause a devastating explosion. Worse still, the entire island is made of the stuff.
  • Back from the Dead: Due to Alien Shama calling him forth from an parallel timeline where the monster never died.
  • Breath Weapon: This incarnation of Red King possesses the ability to spit blasts of explosive rock at enemies.
  • Eat Dirt, Cheap: Red King gains his Breath Weapon by consuming the volatile earth that makes up Subject Phantom.
  • Gaia's Vengeance: Professor Yoshinaga translation of Subject Phantom's prophecy describes Red King as having been created by Earth to punish ancient humankind for growing arrogant.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Red King was imprisoned on Subject Phantom by Pigmon's kind and is described in a prophecy DASH discovers as "the God of Evil". Destroying the Pigmon statue on the island is what frees him from his prison.
  • Spring Jump: Does this in his return. However, he's not very good at landing.
  • Villain Team-Up: As part of the bonus content for the series' DVD release, there is a brief short called "Ultraman Max Super Battle!" where Red King teams up with Zetton to battle Max.


First Appearance: Monster Island Appears
The last of a race of androids constructed by aliens to watch over Red King's island prison. It was sought by a greedy archaeologist, which would only result in the reawakening of Red King. Later, when Alien Shama called forth Red King from a parallel universe, Pigmon was brought in too by accident, and its mind would end up in Elly's body, thanks to Alien Shama's weapon.
See Ultraman TV Series

  • Ancient Astronauts: Pigmon's origin story in this series is that aliens created him to help guide humanity, but when Red King appeared to destroy mankind's early civilizations, Pigmon was used by the aliens to seal him away.
  • Art Evolution: Pigmon's design is upgraded to make him appear cuddlier in comparison to the original, with a stouter and more squarish body, as well as bigger eyes.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: As per tradition for Pigmon's appearances.
    • In his first appearance, he turns himself into a new Pigmon statue to stabilize Subject Phantom and prevent DASH from destroying it when the island is about to collide into Japan's coastlines.
    • In his reappearance, while in Elly's body, Pigmon jumps in the way of Alien Shama trying to shoot Kaito with the dimension-transcending device, causing Pigmon's mind to disperse from Elly's body and return to the parallel universe.
  • Last of His Kind: The other Pigmons were killed by Red King or sacrificed themselves to imprison him in Subject Phantom.
  • Mythology Gag: Kaito and Mizuki first encounter Pigmon when they spot a small red balloon that leads them to the little monster, referencing how in Ultraman, Science Patrol used a balloon tag to follow Pigmon through dense forest.
  • Psychic Powers: Pigmon has minor telekinesis and telepathy in this series.


First Appearance: Monster Island Appears
One of two monsters created to guard Subject Phantom and Pigmon by the island' creators. It would menace DASH in their expedition to the island and later battle Red King, only to be quickly defeated.

  • Heroic Sacrifice: Was killed by Red King alongside Paragler while buying time for DASH and Pigmon to escape.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: Although Salamadon attacks the characters when they come to Subject Phantom, it was trying to prevent them from awakening Red King; not to mention that it sought to protect Pigmon from the more unscrupulous humans in the area.
  • Sea Monster: Although not obvious at first glance, Salamadon is stated to be amphibious, which likely helps it in hunting for intruders who come to Subject Phantom by water.
  • Spike Shooter: Able to fire the spikes on the end of its tail.

First Appearance: Monster Island Appears

The second of two monsters created as guardians for Subject Phantom and Pigmon. It appeared to battle Red King after the death of Salamadon, but is defeated just as quickly by the powerful monster.

  • Expy: Of Varan from the Godzilla movies, another gliding lizard kaiju.
  • Fragile Flyer: It's the weakest of the episode's monsters, lacks ranged attacks, and its only advantage is its flight. While Salamandon at least manages to land a few hits before dying, Paragler gets knocked out and eliminated without even scratching Red King.
  • Giant Flyer: Or more accurately, Giant Glider. Whatever the case, it helps Paragler keep out those who come to Subject Phantom by aerial means.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Was killed by Red King alongside Salamandon while buying time for DASH and Pigmon to escape.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: Like Salamandon, Paragler is merely interested in preventing intruders from coming to Subject Phantom and protecting Pigmon so that Red King is not reawoken.


First Appearance: Destroyer of Worlds
Voiced by: Kenzaburo Kikuchi (also human form actor)
A member of an alien species from the KJ-K5 Nebula collectively known as "Space Saboteurs", Kesam destroyed the planets of species he deemed to evil to exist by using an immensely powerful remote explosive. He targeted Earth and humans for their conflicts and pollution.
  • Alien Blood: He has green blood.
  • EMP: Is able to create an EMP barrier in front of himself to nullify missiles and fight jets flying in front of him.
  • Hand Blast: Kesam can fire missile-strength blasts of red energy from each of his hands. Additionally, he can shoot out shockwave pulses from his arms that knock enemies back.
  • Knight Templar: Kesam destroys any planets that he believes the inhabitants are too evil to continue existing. In the end however, he realizes how terribly he has misjudged humanity as Mizuki tries to help the grievously wounded invader despite knowing he was an alien and being told of his plans.
  • Mad Bomber: His bombs are used to annihilate entire worlds, with Kesam using a teleportation device to get away prior to remote detonation
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Although all later members of his species that appear have blue eyes instead.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Thanks to the kindness of Mizuki, Kesam realizes the goodness of humanity shortly after Ultraman Max slits his throat.
  • Slashed Throat: Ultraman Max defeats Kesam by using his Maxium Sword to slash the alien's neck open.
  • Super Speed: Can run fast enough that he leaves a blur of himself behind.
  • Teleporter Accident: When he arrives on Earth, he is separated from his explosive and injured due to an error in his interplanetary teleportation device.
  • Transformation Trinket: He carries around a device on his arm that allows him to become his true form or turn giant-sized as he wishes. Also serves as his way of teleporting from planet to planet, as well as activate his planet-destroying bomb.
  • Whip It Good: His preferred weapon are a pair of energy whips from his wrists that can also constrict enemies.


First Appearance: DASH Annihilated?!
An extraterrestrial insectoid monster that feeds on the life force of its victims. Bugdalas initially crawled out of an egg-like metorite discovered by DASH, slowly growing from a microscopic size as it stalked the halls of Base Titan.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Something akin to a stag beetle mixed with a mosquito.
  • Breath Weapon: Its life-draining abilities manifest in the form of a beam of siphoning energy fired from its mandibles.
  • Came from the Sky: DASH first finds the monster when they discover a meteorite that soon hatches out the creature to attack the team.
  • Extra Eyes: Possesses three eyes.
  • Giant Flyer: Able to fly at such speeds and beat its wings so rapidly that it can create a pulse of explosive shockwaves upon takeoff.
  • Invisibility: How it manages to escape DASH, despite running around their base while standing taller than a man. It also uses this to get an advantage over Ultraman Max in their battle.
  • Life Drinker: As the title of the episode suggests, Bugdalas manages to siphon DASH's life to threatening levels, growing with each new life drained.
  • Make My Monster Grow: Bugdalas begins the episode at a mere 25 centimeters, but as it siphons life force it grows and grows until it eventually achieves a height of 50 meters.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Three of them to be exact.


First Appearance: The Dragon Lover
A legendary dragon that lived in Lake Natsukawa and was often sighted by locals, becoming something of a tourist attraction. It came out to rampage when the village shrine dedicated to it was desecrated by a company intending to build a resort on the location.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Natsunomeryu means "Summer Sprout Dragon" in Japanese.
  • Breath Weapon: A powerful stream of blue fire.
  • Hot Wings: When it needs to fly, Natsunomeryu can create wings made of fire.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: Natsunomeryu is not an evil or destructive beast like most Max's kaiju foes. It's perfectly content with hiding in Lake Natsukawa so long as its sacred grounds aren't desecrated, thus Ultraman Max spares the monster's life instead.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Natsunomeryu's design borrows heavily from Japanese-style dragons, but it has a number of qualities like those of Western dragons.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: When its shrine is destroyed, Natusnomeryu comes out of the lake to ravage its surroundings to punish the humans.
  • Stock Ness Monster: Before the dragon's shrine is desecrated, it was seen by locals and DASH as simply the local equivalent of the Loch Ness Monster. Unfortunately, the same lack of belief in its existence was what led to the shrine being taken down in the first place.


First Appearance: Young DASH
An incredibly bizarre extradimensional monster that constantly leaps between worlds. It suddenly appeared during a DASH base tour for children in order to find its primary source of sustenance — electromagnetic microwave radiation.
  • Cephalothorax: The only real way to describe this monster is as an elongated skull on a slug-like foot.
  • Eldritch Abomination: A bizarre and monstrous being from another dimension that jumps between universes as it pleases, causing technology to act weird wherever it appears or is about to.
  • Master of Illusion: Can exhale a white gas from its nostrils that causes hallucinations.
  • Our Monsters Are Weird: Even by Ultra Series standards, this thing is just plain weird-looking. Justified by the fact that its from Another Dimension, but where do you even begin? Its jaw splits open like a pair of scissors, it eats radiation waves emitted from cellphones and signal towers, and its body is pretty much a stump.
  • Overly-Long Tongue: Used to coil around Ultraman Max and electrocute him, as well as feed on radiation.
  • Punny Name: His name refers to its powerful, oversized beak, which resembles a set of Metal Scissors.
  • Shock and Awe: The tongue's main combat capability, apparently done by channeling the radiation it absorbs.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Also called Metashisas or Metacisus.
  • Teleport Spam: Metasisas' main power, which is what gives DASH and Ultraman Max so much trouble. The monster does this by jumping between dimensions, but anywhere it appears or is about to manifest in will cause objects that emit microwave radiation, such as cellphones, to act funny.


First Appearance: The Prophecy of Barraj
Another classic Ultra Series monster, Antlar had ravaged the ancient Middle Eastern city of Barraj centuries ago, but a prophecy stated it would return to punish those who destroyed nature. Sure enough, this was fulfilled when Antlar ravaged Japan in the present, forcing DASH to search for its mythic weakness: the Blue Stone of Barraj.
See Ultraman TV Series

  • Gaia's Vengeance: Prophesied by Barraj to punish "those who destroy nature".
  • Mythology Gag: Pretty much everything about Antlar's appearance in this series is an homage to his debut in the original Ultraman, from the role of Barraj (although Barraj is long gone in this series rather than isolated by Antlar's presence) to the fact that the Blue Stone is the only thing that can kill him (not to mention that like with Ultraman, it's implied Max gave the Blue Stone to humanity to protect them from Antlar).


First Appearance: Pursuit at Supersonic Speed
A supersonic monster that attacks anything that makes supersonic-level noises. In particular, it targeted DASH fighters, as well as the blaring of hard rock music by the popular band Bad Scanners.
  • Breath Weapon: Breathes fireballs.
  • Giant Flyer: And one of the fastest ones in the Ultra Series for that matter!
  • Punny Name: After the hard rock band Van Halen, as the monster bore a hatred for the music of Bad Scanners, a rock band in the series.
  • Super Speed: While Halen is capable of flying at Mach 10, even on the ground it remains a ridiculously fats monster accelerating to supersonic speeds in seconds to dodge Ultraman Max's punches and kicks.

Alien Zetton

First Appearance: The Daughter of Zetton
Voiced by: Yukitoshi Hori
An alien invader who came to Earth during the prehistoric era, planting his DNA in a human and waiting for it to eventually develop in a human. The DNA finally came to be in the from of a young lady named Natsumi Oda, who possessed the alien's psychic powers and became a pawn in its plans to conquer Earth and control two very powerful monsters.
See Ultraman TV Series

  • Abusive Parent: As far as Alien Zetton is concerned, Natsumi (his eponymous "daughter") is more of a tool for conquest than anything else.
  • Ascended Extra: Alien Zetton appeared only very briefly in the original Ultraman (and was already dying for that matter!). This series marks his second franchise-wide appearance, and his first as a major player in the plot.
  • Aliens Are Bastards: A stock Ultra Series trope, but unlike the majority of alien invaders in this series (who are Knight Templars), Alien Zetton had ambitions to conquer the planet long before humans started polluting it, having planned to do so for 10,000 years.
  • Bio-Augmentation: He implanted his DNA into a human during the Stone Age, in hopes of creating a psychic superhuman that he could control later on for world conquest.
  • Demonic Possession: Natsumi's Zetton DNA allows Alien Zetton to do this to her in order to sneak into Base Titan and steal information from DASH's files, as well as use her to pilot King Joe against Ultraman Max.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Natsumi kills him at the end of the two-parter after finally overcoming her father's control and realizing that she doesn't have to be just a tool for his invasion plan.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Compared to all the previous Monsters Of The Week, Alien Zetton's appearance is treated with great alarm by DASH, especially since it also features the return of two of the most formidable opponents of any Ultra hero and there is the life of Natsumi at stake.
  • Long Game: His plan to conquer the Earth took 10,000 years to complete.
  • Phantom Zone: The Zetton Zone that he creates in order to confront Natsumi and Kaito alone.


First Appearance: The Daughter of Zetton
The first monster of Alien Zetton, who warned DASH through Natsumi that the creature would destroy Ultraman Max, which proved to be a great source of fear for the cast as they prepared for its eventual arrival. Ultraman Max would earn the Max Galaxy from his superior Ultaman Xenon in order to surpass its force field, the Zetton Shutter.
See Ultraman TV Series

  • Came from the Sky: Unlike most versions of Zetton, the monster introduces itself by crashing in the middle of Tokyo as a giant fireball before ravaging the city.
  • The Dreaded: Moreso than any other appearance. Here, Zetton's arrival is a major source of fretting for DASH throughout the episode due to its Barrier Warrior abilities.
  • Villain Team-Up: As part of the bonus content for the series' DVD release, there is a brief short called "Ultraman Max Super Battle!" where Zetton teams up with Red King to battle Max.

King Joe

First Appearance: Love and King Joe
The second monster of Alien Zetton, coming to Earth in the form of four spaceships and disguising itself as a friendly robot invented by a friend of Natsumi named Ken to wait until Alien Zetton is able to take control of Natsumi and command it to destroy Tokyo.
See Ultraseven

  • Adaptational Origin Connection: In every other incarnation, King Joe is a creation of Alien Pedan, but in this series, he was created by Alien Zetton instead. Additionally, whereas King Joe is constructed from Pedanium in most series, instead it is constructed from Zettonium, hence the sizeshifting ability.
  • Sizeshifter: Unlike other incarnations of King Joe, this one can change size, initially appearing to DASH as a friendly normal-sized robot. But when Alien Zetton takes over Natsumi and calls it forth to destroy, it turns to its true size by engulfing itself in a vortex of energy.


First Appearance: Miracle of the Third Planet
A mysterious alien lifeform that first appears to DASH as a strange white object. It grows more powerful whenever it is attacked or killed by reviving, evolving, and gaining new abilities and appearances with every blow. One of two monsters created for the Ultra Series by J-Horror maestro Takashi Miike.
  • Adaptive Ability: Anything thrown at it only causes it to grow stronger and change appearance.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Gains one when Ultraman Max uses the Maxium Sword on it.
  • Eye Beams: Gains these when Mizuki, unable to draw the monster away from a concert hall in any other manner, shoot it with her ray gun.
  • From a Single Cell: Not even killing IF will stop its rampage as it simply revives itself within seconds!
  • Hand Blast: Gains the ability to use the Maxium Cannon after being blown up by Ultraman Max, and then nearly kills Max with it.
  • Invincible Villain: The entire point of IF is that it cannot be defeated with violence, which only makes it stronger and more horrible.
  • The Juggernaut: Probably the most unstoppable kaiju ever imagined.
  • Metamorphosis Monster: Starts the episode as a big white orb-shaped object. When DASH shoots it, it grows laser cannons from its back and gains rougher skin. Then it sprouts a head and forelegs when they fire some more. Ultraman Max destroying it with the Max Galaxy turns it into the form shown above. Akko playing her piccolo transforms its spikes and weapons into various self-playing instruments, while its head become a singing bust
  • Macross Missile Massacre: When it absorbs the missiles from DASH's fighter planes, IF grows cannons from its body that spam missiles at them.
  • Music Soothes the Savage Beast: Ultimately what stops IF is a blind little girl named Akko playing it music and causing it to turn from a destructive monster to a beautiful living orchestra.
  • Playing with Fire: Gain the ability to launch homing fireballs when DASH hits it with incendiary bombs.
  • Power Copying: IF absorbs anything that it's hit with, gaining DASH's firepower and Ultraman Max's abilities as the episode progresses. The good news is that it also copies music it hears. To paraphrase Captain Hijikata, it responds to attacks with attacks, but music with music.
  • Ultimate Lifeform: Its Boss Subtitles is "Perfect Lifeform". Given that IF's capable of evolving and adapting to ANYTHING it's hit with and surviving being blown to pieces, it lives up to that.

Space Cats Tama, Mike, and Kuro

First Appearance: Who Am I?
A trio of strange alien felines that cause memory loss with their presence, and the other of the two kaiju created by guest director Takashi Miike. Hilarity Ensues as the entirety of Tokyo, including DASH (except Elly), are completely unable to remember how to do anything due to the monsters' presences. Additionally, another Space Cat named Mu appeared in Ultraman X.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Kuro means "Black" in Japanese, which along with Tama, is a popular cat name in Japan.
  • Breath Weapon: Each of them spit lightning bolts, each of their own color (Mike is blue, Kuro is red, Tama is yellow).
  • Came from the Sky: They all arrived on Earth in the form of three minuscule meteorites that buried themselves underground and tunneled to a meeting point in Tokyo Bay, growing to kaiju size on the way
  • Cats Are Mean: Although they actually do very little destruction, they were not very friendly towards Ultraman Max.
  • Dub Name Change: When "Who Am I?" was shown at film festivals in USA and Canada, their names became Flopsie, Mopsie, and Blackie respectively.
  • Easy Amnesia: They cause amnesia with their mere presence, and while it starts off as small moments of absentmindedness, it gets worse and worse until one forgets how to even do the most basic things. Not even Ultraman Max is immune to it!
  • Oculothorax: Although they also have cat tails and haunches, as well as long tentacles trailing underneath as legs.
  • Our Monsters Are Weird: Alien cats that cause memory loss with their mere presence?
  • Terrible Trio: Though most of the problems they cause are from the amnesia that they create around them.
  • Tuckerization: Mike is named after Takashi Miike, who was the guest director for the Space Cats' episode, as well as IF's.


First Appearance: Frozen Beauty
The monster minion of Nina, summoned from its prison in Antarctica to destroy humanity when its master decided that her species' experiment had been a "failure" after collecting Koba's genetic memory.
  • Aim for the Horn: Lose it's horn to the Maxium Sword.
  • Expy: Eraga's name and the part where Nina empowers it, giving it a new form, are intended to homage Zaragas fro the original Ultraman.
  • Horn Attack: Eraga can shoot a powerful energy beam from its horn in its empowered form.
  • Metamorphosis Monster: Since it's based on Zaragas, as stated above, Eraga goes through transformations, with its ears fanning out and its horn and spikes growing larger when Nina imbues the monster with extra power.
  • Pet Monstrosity: Of Nina, who uses the monster to exterminate her species' "failed experiment".
  • Synchronization: Eraga and Nina are linked in life, so killing Nina vastly weakens Eraga.


First Appearance: Frozen Beauty
Played by: Saki Ueryo
An alien woman who had been sealed for millennia in Antarctic ice, she was the last of the extraterrestrial creators of humanity, having been assigned to judge the human race's worth in due time. When awoken in the modern era, she took Koba's genetic memory to collect the entire history of humanity and decide if the great experiment had succeeded or not. She decided that it hadn't and awoke Eraga to terminate the project.
  • Abusive Precursors: Her species consider themselves gods worthy of judging the entirety of humanity, and were perfectly willing to overlook human goodness to destroy them with Eraga, which is exactly why Ultraman Max opposes her goals.
  • Genetic Memory: Possesses the ability to extract this from humans, as she does to Koba, which she uses to judge the species from everything that has ever happened in history.
  • Human Aliens: Her species created humans in their image as experiments.
  • Human Popsicle: Cryogenically froze herself for hundreds of thousands of years in Antarctica, waiting to be discovered and reawoken by humans and then judge if they had succeeded as a species.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Koba immediately falls in love with Nina upon seeing her frozen form, which she uses to manipulate him so that she can steal his genetic memory and then destroy humanity. To add salt to the wound, she breaks Koba's own self-confidence and faith in humanity by telling him that humans are failures so badly that not even killing Nina could make him feel better (though Kaito's personal wisdom brings him back).
  • Precursors: Nina's species made humans to see if they could make an ideal species, but upon awakening in the present she decides humanity is a failure decides to have Eraga destroy them to start over. Of course, Ultraman Max is not willing to put up with that.

Alien Shama

First Appearance: A Bright World
Voiced by: Masahiro Sato (first appearance), Toshiyuki Watarai (second appearance)
A comical but malevolent alien who relies upon sunlight to magnify his size. Alien Shama constructed a giant mirror in space to ensure the Sun would be in the sky 24/7, making Earth unbearably hot and sowing chaos as part of his scheme to take Earth from humanity. Later on, he disguised himself as a scientist hired by DASH to construct a device that would allow Base Titan to move between universes, but instead used the technology to call forth Red King (and Pigmon by accident) from a parallel universe.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Despite acting like an obnoxious goofball straight out of a slapstick comedy, Shama is as every bit as amoral and arrogant as all the other evil aliens in Ultraman Max and comes very close to forcing Earth to surrender.
  • Fartillery: In giant form, his farts cause enormous explosions!
  • Fighting Clown: Even his battle style comes off as pretty goofy.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Shama creates all sorts of technology to fight Ultraman Max and overwhelm DASH, ranging from giant mirrors to create unending daylight to a device that draws in beings from parallel universes.
  • Giggling Villain: Laughs constantly.
  • Hand Blast: Can shoot homing discs of explosive energy from his palms.
  • Intangibility: Can manipulate light waves so that attacks will just phase through him.
  • Jerkass: He really enjoys screwing around with DASH for fun, especially with Captain Hijikata.
  • Light 'em Up: Shama's size and strength is based on the amount and strength of light wherever he is, being human-sized in the artificial lighting of Base Titan, but becoming kaiju-sized in the middle of the city.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Shama's goofy mannerisms and brand of slapstick comedy are based on Jim Carrey.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Also called Shamer and Shaman.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: Shama escapes into the shadows when his giant space mirror and spaceship are destroyed. Happens again after Red King is defeated, although he is eaten by a cat afterwards.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Shama is even more dependent on sunlight than Ultraman Max is because darkness renders him completely powerless...and only few inches tall.


First Appearance: The Man from the Door
Alien Tarla's war deity in the form of a robotic golem. He was originally defeated Ultraman Max thousands of years when Max rescued humanity from slavery by Alien Tarla. When Tarla returns for revenge in the present, Gilfas accompanies him in the attack on DASH.
  • Chest Blaster: Can shoot fireballs from his chest.
  • Golem / Humongous Mecha: Apparently, he's the war god of Alien Tarla physically manifesting in the form of a some kind of golem or giant robot.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Gilfas can create a shield out of thin air on his left hand that he can use to block Ultraman Max's Maxium Sword and Maxium Cannon.
  • War God: It's not every day an Ultraman battles one! To elaborate, his Boss Subtitles is "War God", and he is some sort of golem/robot built in the image of one.
  • Weaponized Headgear: Similar to Ultraseven's Eye Slugger, Gilfas possesses a blade disguised as his head crest that he can pull out at will to use as a sword or a boomerang.

Alien Tarla

First Appearance: The Man from the Door
Voiced by: Alexander Otsuka (also suit actor)
One of a race of aliens who long ago came to Earth through a planetary gate and befriended humanity, only to then enslave them as punishment for their warlike tendencies. Ultraman Max rescued humankind by driving Alien Tarla and his god Gilfas back to his homeworld and sealing the gate, but when the gate is rediscovered, the alien returns to exact his revenge by kidnapping Mizuki.
  • Ancient Astronauts: Came to Earth and befriended humanity until he decided they were better off as his slaves, with Ultraman Max's liberation of humanity and clash with Gilfas being recorded by early man.
  • Last of His Kind: The rest of his species died off after Ultraman Max sealed off the portal door, deeply embittering him against Max.
  • Portal Door: His species constructed one thousands of years ago to escape a famine on their homeworld. Ultraman Max drove him and Gilfas back through the door and sealed it away, but DASH rediscovered and reopened it in the present.
  • Rubber-Forehead Aliens: A non-standard design for aliens in the Ultra Series.
  • Sword Beam: His weapon of choice is a two-headed sword that can shoot lasers from its tips.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Humanity saved his starving people in prehistoric times, but because he feared humanity's tendency for war would turn them down the wrong path some day, he decided to enslave them to "guide" them as a god. Max disagreed with this and banished him and Gilfas back through the gateway for it.


First Appearance: Drifting Monster
A monster that suddenly appears out of a rift to another dimension. Cloudos is lighter than air when asleep, but extremely heavy when awake, meaning the entirety of Tokyo had to keep silent in order to prevent a destructive crashlanding, while DASH needed to figure out how to send it from whence it came.
  • Expy: Of Skydon, the comically heavy monster from the original Ultraman, as evidenced by the Theme Naming, the comedic nature of their episodes, their tendency to doze off for long periods, and the fact that DASH had to figure out how to send the monster back from whence it came.
  • Gentle Giant: In contrast to the ill-tempered Skydon, Cloudos is a very peaceful creature that means no harm, despite the risks off the monster crushing a house if it wakes up. However, this is mostly due to the fact that Cloudos spends much of its time asleep.
  • Sleepyhead: Cloudos spends nearly the entire episode sleeping. DASH attempts to ensure it won't wake up so it doesn't fall on top of any buildings, but even then they have to prevent it from drifting into the tall ones.


First Appearance: Challenge from Underground
This incarnation of the immensely popular Gomora is one of a rare species of large herbivorous reptile called Gomorasaurus found only in the republic of Fridnya. It was captured by the eco-terrorist organization God Save The Earth (GSTE) to be turned into a bio-weapon by their chief scientist Dr. Miyahara. However, the monster broke free and slaughtered every last terrorist before escaping into the Japanese wilds.
See Ultraman TV Series

  • Attack the Tail: In a Call-Back to the original, but this time it's Max who severed the tail instead of the humans, via his Maxium Sword. But to Max's chagrin, the tail instead gains a life of its own and blocks Max's energy blast, meant to take down Gomora.
  • Adaptation Species Change: Gomora is no longer a prehistoric dinosaur, but an endangered reptile hailing from a fictional present-day nation called Fridnya.
  • Art Evolution: In this series, Gomora is a brighter shade of brown with more orangey horns and smaller eyes.
  • Gaia's Vengeance: At least that's how the eco-terrorists who tortured it into mindless destructiveness saw it.
  • Gone Horribly Right: GSTE is entirely destroyed by a creature they mistreated into becoming the raging giant they wanted to use against humanity.
  • Make My Monster Grow: Gomora's species is normally human-sized in this series, but GSTE turned one individual into a kaiju through cruel experiments.
  • Tragic Monster: Kidnapped from its natural habitat by eco-terrorists and tortured and experimented on until it became a giant rampaging monster.


First Appearance: The Butterfly's Dream
A formless monster encountered by a writer for Ultraman Max named Mr. Hasunuma and created by a strange woman who describes herself as the creator of all Ultra Series monsters and would like to see one of her creations win for once. Its appearance results in the realities of Kaito and Mr. Hasunuma becoming disturbingly warped.


First Appearance: Youth Again
A flying fish monster mutated by ocean pollution that terrorized the South Pacific seas around DASH's Base Poseidon. Flygler was encountered by Kaito and Chief Tomioka while they were on a trip to visit Tomioka's old friend Professor Date.
  • Achilles' Heel: Flygler's gills are its most sensitive body part, so DASH blasts at them to weaken the monster.
  • Breath Weapon: Flygler can launch a high-pressure stream of explosive energized water from its mouth.
  • Flying Seafood Special: A mutated flying fish kaiju.
  • Gaia's Vengeance: Flygler was attacking humanity because of its rage at being transformed from an ordinary flying fish into a giant monster by environmental damage to the ocean.
  • Giant Flyer: Although since Flygler is a mutant flying fish kaiju, it's technically more of a Giant Glider.
  • If It Swims, It Flies: An aquatic monster based on flying fish.
  • Making a Splash: Flygler can launch jets of high pressure water from its mouth and gills.
  • Sea Monster: Originates from the South Pacific Ocean, though it makes lengthy glides out of the water to attack planes and can also walk about on land.

Alien Metron

First Appearance: The Untargeted Town
Voiced by: Minori Terada
The original Alien Metron from Ultraseven, who has somehow survived his battle with Ultraseven (even though the two shows have no continuity with each other) and has restarted his addiction-based insanity-causing schemes, this time with cellphones instead of cigarettes.
See Ultraseven

  • Karma Houdini: Despite his schemes of driving humans into violent insanity via cellphones, he's allowed to escape at the end and Ultraman Max doesn't even fight him. Unusually for the Ultra Series, this is treated as a good thing.
  • Mythology Gag: He's the original Alien Metron from Ultraseven, though this causes a huge Series Continuity Error as Ultraman Max is supposed to take place in a completely different timeline from the classic Showa continuity where Max is the only Ultra to have come to Earth.
  • New Media Are Evil: In the same way that his original scheme involved cigarettes, cellphones have become his new target. Once again, he's treated as if he's correct unlike most evil aliens in the Ultra Series.
  • Nobody Could Have Survived That: Never mind that Ultraseven doesn't even take place in the same universe as Ultraman Max, there's no way Alien Metron could have survived being chopped in half by the Eye Slugger, shot with the Emerium Beam, and then knocked from hundreds of feet from the sky!
  • Scars are Forever: Has a huge scar running vertically down his middle. It's a leftover from his encounter with Ultraseven.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: After nearly 40 years on Earth, he's decided that humanity is doomed to destroy themselves, rendering his evil schemes futile, so he gets picked up by a spaceship and leaves the planet. Weirdly for the Ultra Series, the episode treats him as if he were correct, though the finale ends up proving him wrong, which is lampshaded by Kaito and Mizuki in the post-script clip show episode.

Alien Neril Keef

First Appearance: A Friend from Afar
Voiced by: Gamon Kai (also human form actor)
A friendly alien who came to Earth after his homeworld was mysteriously destroyed while he was on a space mission. He befriended a boy named Kakeru and lived with him in a human disguise, but was horrified to learn that humans despise aliens, so he decided to work towards fixing race relations.
  • Cyclops: Keef only has a single blue eye.
  • Fantastic Racism: Sought to put an end to human hatred of extraterrestrials by becoming as friendly and open as possible to Earth, including shedding his human disguise and cooperating with suspicious DASH authorities.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Sacrifices himself to protect fleeing civilians from Alien Godoray by increasing his size to block an attack from Godoray's chest laser.
  • Last of His Kind: His planet was destroyed while he was off-world. Exactly how is never explained, but some fans speculate it was Alien Godoray's doing.
  • Nice Guy: He was a heroic, kind, and friendly soul who wanted to prove to humanity that not every exteraterrestrial was a self-righteous hostile who wanted to destroy or enslave humanity.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Also called Kiif.
  • Time Dilation: Was unfortunately a victim of this. While searching for a place his people could move to to save themselves, time moved much slower to him than for his planet back home and the cataclysm he was trying to rescue his people from had already happened before he could return.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Rivals an Ultra in terms of sheer goodness and was willing to die if it proved to Earthlings not all Aliens Are Bastards. However, he ends up sacrificing himself to protect civilians in the end.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Keef is treated as yet another suspicious alien by the DASH scientists, but the team and Kakeru insist on treating him in the same way they'd treat a human. Best shown in a scene where one researcher calls him "that alien", only for Sean to retort "His name's Keef".

Alien Godoray

First Appearance: A Friend from Afar
A monstrous alien warrior who suddenly attacks Earth in the middle of Keef's attempts to establish good relations with humans and prove that not all aliens were malevolent, misanthropic invaders.
  • Aliens Are Bastards: A stock Ultra Series trope, but Godoray is more notable as his appearance was when Keef was trying to prove to the world that aliens weren't all bastards.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Godoray possesses massive blades in place of arms.
  • The Blank: Godoray's head can really only be described as pointy-shaped with three glowing blue spots.
  • Blinded by the Light: Can create blinding flashes of light from his claws.
  • Chest Blaster: Godoray can shoot rapid-fire energy bullets from his chest, as well as charge up a powerful purple laser capable of killing a being of his size.
  • Diabolus ex Nihilo: Plot-wise, he provides significance to the theme of the episode, but beyond that, he pretty much arrives out of absolutely nowhere.
  • Healing Factor: Regenerates having one of his arms blown off!
  • Kick the Dog: Kills Keef in the middle of his attempts to patch up human-extraterrestrial relations, causing a great deal of devastation in the process.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Also called Alien Godley.


First Appearance: Elly's Christmas
A legendary cosmic creature that flies between time and space, only appearing on Earth at Christmas Eve for a few seconds every twelve years. It was the object of obsession for an old man named Dr. Kori whom Elly assisted in trying to capture.
  • Expy: Of Gruanfan. Both are peaceful Kaiju who warp reality and time when they enter our dimension and those who summon them disappear once the Kaiju returns to its own realm. Likewise, both are sought after by old men.
  • Gentle Giant: Yunijin is completely harmless when left to its own devices, and any damage it's capable of causing is a side effect of it being forced to remain in a certain moment of space-time for too long.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Also called Unizin or Yunikin.
  • Time Master / Space Master: Constantly travels through time and space and warps its surroundings out of space-time if it remains for too long within a single moment of space-time.

Alien Pitt

First Appearance: The Stolen Max Spark
Voiced by: Rie Mashiko and Maya Hoshino (also human form actresses)
A pair of aliens who were behind the appearance of the first Eleking. They disguise themselves as twin women and steal Kaito's Max Spark while planting Eleking larvae all over Tokyo in a new scheme to overwhelm DASH with an army of Elekings.
See Ultraseven

  • The Baroness: Whereas in most appearances, the Pitts take the form of cute and innocent girls, these two take on the form of domineering queen-like figures with the personalities to match.
  • Hand Blast: An ability not seen in any other appearances by the Pitts in this series is the power to shoot blasts of energy from their hands.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Although they don't appear in "The Girl Who Kept a Monster", it's heavily implied they were responsible for planting Eleking in the woman's home.


First Appearance: Evil Attacks
A terrible and ruthless alien monster that travels from world to world, leaving only space debris in its wake. It destroyed Lyrica's homeworld of S-851 several weeks before she arrived on Earth, but soon made its way to her new home.
  • Attack Reflector: Ruganogar's chest armor reflects all beam attacks.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: Its tail ends with a nasty stinger that it uses to stab Ultraman Max in the back and drain his Colour Timer energy.
  • Energy Absorption: Ruganogar's stinger tail acts as a giant energy-absorbing syringe, setting off Max's Colour Timer earlier with its drainage.
  • Expy: As a three-headed alien dragon who travels from world to world, destroying all in its path, Ruganogar can be considered a blatant one of King Ghidorah.
  • Breath Weapon: All three heads breathe powerful blue lasers of explosive energy.
  • Multiple Head Case: Ruganogar has three heads, of which two of them are the hands.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Ruganogar is a horrible monster that destroys planets full of life for the sheer fun of it, leaving only debris wherever it goes.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: All six of them.
  • Shock and Awe: The spikes on Ruganogar's shoulders shoot lightning bolts.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Luganoger, Ruganogel, Luganogel, etc.
  • Spikes of Villainy: This guy is just covered with spikes on the back, the shoulders, the legs, the heads, and the tail.


First Appearance: Evil Attacks
Played by: Mai Saito
A human-like alien from the planet known only as S-851, one of many worlds destroyed by Ruganogar. She flees to Earth and makes herself at home amongst humanity, only to learn Ruganogar is now coming for her new world.
  • Aliens Among Us: Unlike most of the aliens Max and DASH have encountered so far, Lyrica came to love Earth and humanity and desired to simply live peacefully amongst humans, far away from the ravages of Ruganogar.
  • Healing Hands: Her species has this ability, done emitting a spark of light from their hand at the wounded area.
  • Human Aliens: Her people look identical to humans, which is how she was able to live on Earth so easily.
  • Last of Her Kind: Her planet was destroyed by Ruganogar, and she was the only survivor.


First Appearance: Why Monsters Appear
A monster that appeared during the production of an episode of Ultra Q back in 1966 when the cast and crew came to check out rumours of a bull-demon hiding in an abandoned tunnel. The encounter was kept a secret by them until the creature reappeared in the 21st century, having grown much larger since the initial meeting.
  • Breath Weapon: Breathes fire.
  • Brutish Bulls: It was known in local legends as an ox-demon prior to the Ultra Q crew discovering that it was real. Its Boss Subtitles is even "Bull Demon Monster".
  • Expy: Of Baragon and the many monsters made from the Baragon suit in early Ultra Series, particularly Pagos (who was actually meant to appear in its place initially) and Neronga (as its name suggests).
  • Spring Jump: A trait shared with Baragon.
  • The Tooth Hurts: Geronga's teeth are particularly sensitive to breakage as it agonizes the monster greatly, which both Max and one of the Ultra Q actors use to their advantage in their respective encounters with Geronga.
  • Tunnel King: Like Baragon and many of the monsters based on him, Geronga is a proficient burrower and is initially encountered underground by the crew of Ultra Q.


First Appearance: Burn, Earth!
Voiced by: Moriya Endo
An alien warrior who sought to defeat Ultraman Max. His body carries a powerful contagion that causes people to become extremely hyper but burn out rapidly, which he used to reduce Ultraman Max's Colour Timer energy and make Earth easy to conquer.
  • Hand Blast: Moetaranga possesses the ability to fire energy beams from his fists, as well as a stream of energy rings that ensnare enemies.
  • Hate Plague: Variation. He cam release a virus from his body that causes people to become extremely erratic and recklessly hyperactive but wear out much faster until they dangerously exhausted. This can backfire, however, if the person had a low metabolism to begin with, as it simply brings them up to normal levels.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: His virus is very effective...but backfired on him when Chief Tomioka and Professor Yoshinaga, due to their older age having already decreased their metabolism, were simply brought up to normal levels rather than making them burn out rapidly. Yoshinaga manages to finish the vaccine for it because of his virus, allowing Max to be cured and kill him.
  • Playing with Fire: Asides from his fiery design, he also shoots fireballs from his eyes
  • Spell My Name with an S: Sometimes translated as Moyatalanka.
  • Teleport Spam: Uses this ability to confuse Ultraman Max.


First Appearance: Elly Destruction Directive
Voiced by: Ryohei Odai (also human form actor)
A member of Kesam's species who came to Earth to finish the job and eliminate the opposition. He hacks into Elly to turn her into a pawn of his scheme to destroy humanity, using her knowledge of the location of DASH bases to launch missiles at DASH headquarters, sending the team on an operation to rescue their android teammate.
  • Barrier Warrior: Unlike Kesam, Kerus' green shockwaves pulses are able to act as a force field.
  • Hand Blast: Kerus possesses the same missile-strength blasts of red energy and shockwave pulses that Kesam could fire from his arms.
  • Knight Templar: Came to Earth for the same motives as Kesam. Unlike Kesam, he doesn't learn anything in the end.
  • Mad Bomber: His intention was continuing where Kesam left off, so naturally his goals were the same. However, he wasn't as merciful as Kesam and was determined to get rid of DASH first.
  • Shock and Awe: Unlike Kesam, Kerus can channel electric shocks through his hands.
  • Super Speed: The exact same as Kesam's ability.
  • Transformation Trinket: He possesses a device similar to that of Kesam's, so it can be also used for teleportation and activation of weaponry.

Dark Baltan

First Appearance: Welcome to Earth Pt. 1: The Science of the Baltans
Voiced by: Usoh Ozaki (also human form actor)
A new incarnation of the Ultra Series' most popular alien. In this series, the Baltans had destroyed their homeworld in a colossal civil war when half of them deemed the human race should be destroyed for their sins while the other half wanted to help humans improve themselves. Dark Baltan is a representative of the former faction.
See Ultraman TV Series

  • Achilles' Heel: Tiny Baltan and some of her comrades fetch some relic bells from their homeworld that when rung, incapacitate Dark Baltan, as they flood his thoughts with a realization of the pointlessness of his aggression and of happy memories from before his world was destroyed, eventually purifying his soul and restoring him to normal.
  • Anti-Gravity: A new ability to Alien Baltan in this series is to create an anti-gravity field that renders everything and everyone caught inside to helplessly float about.
  • Art Evolution: Has a darker skin colour than previous incarnations of Baltan, hence his name.
  • Asteroids Monster: When Ultraman Max blows Dark Baltan into pieces, the chunks becomes hundreds of more Baltans, in a twist on the alien's iconic Doppelgänger Spin abilities.
  • Eye Beams: Can fire a supersonic pulse from his eyes that causes explosions upon impact.
  • Knight Templar: Believes in destroying humanity to save Earth like about three-quarters of the aliens in this series.
  • Playing with Fire: Baltan always has Hand Blast abilities, but Dark Baltan can also use his pincers as flamethrowers.
  • Shock and Awe: Dark Baltan can also fire lightning from his claws, unlike other versions of Baltan.
  • Sizeshifter: Even moreso than Baltan usually is. He increases his size to over 300 meters to try squash Ultraman Max!
  • Technopath: Baltan can take over machines to communicate in this series.

Tiny Baltan

First Appearance: Welcome to Earth Pt. 1: The Science of the Baltans
Voiced by: Anzu Handa (also human form actor)
A young female Baltan from the faction that wanted to guide and protect humans. She spends much of the episode in the form of a magical girl who befriends a boy from a seaside village named Tsutomu and assists DASH in helping stop her misguided brethren.
See Ultraman TV Series

  • Anti-Gravity: Shared with Dark Baltan, though she just uses hers to show off her Baltan powers rather than cause havoc.
  • Expy: of Shirubyi from the first Ultraman Cosmos movie, another tiny female Baltan who opposed the main villainous Baltan and believed the Baltans should cooperate with humans instead of attacking them for harming Earth.
  • Magical Girl: Takes on the form of one, chanting incantations before using her abilities and riding a broom.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Tiny Baltan refers herself using "Boku", which is commonly used in Japan by young boys as an informal manner to address themselves, hinting her personality to be this.

Hophop and Adam and Eve
Left: Hophop:
Right: Adam and Eve

First Appearance: Adam and Eve of M32
A family of monsters from the recently destroyed planet of M32. They came to Earth in hopes of finding a new home, but Hophop was separated from Adam and Eve upon arrival. The babies were adopted by some children who feared DASH would kill the baby monsters while DASH took in the dormant Hophop for study, but the monster goes on a furious rampage in search of its babies upon awakening.
  • Attack Reflector: Hophop's head plates reflect beam attacks. They also fire missile-strength blasts of energy.
  • Came from the Sky: Hophop lands on Earth in a somewhat smaller dormant form initially spotted coming down to Earth in the form of a ball of light. Adam and Eve, likewise, but they get separated upon entering the atmosphere.
  • Gentle Giant: Hophop is a peaceful kaiju, so long as it knows Adam and Eve are safe and sound.
  • Mama Bear: When Hophop gets separated from her children, she begins to go on a furious rampage across the country, determined to find out if they're safe.
  • Playing with Fire: Hophop can increase the temperature of its head plates to increase that of its surroundings to the point where things will actually start catching fire.
  • Super Speed: Adam and Eve showed this ability, which also accelerates the speed of anything they're riding in, such as a bicycle.


First Appearance: The Constellation Thief
The guardian and personification of the constellations and their beauty. Keplus was summoned by the Alien Saton Kazuya Narimiya to attack lights of Earth that brighten the night sky so the constellations may be seen for humanity to appreciate again.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Of the night sky and the constellations that it protects, while also being a constellation itself as it was also crated by the ancient Alien Saton.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Like with his creators, Keplus prefers the darkness of nighttime over bright lights like those of Earth cities, but is ultimately a monster with good intentions.
  • Horn Attack: Is able to fire a crescent-shaped blade of energy from its forehead.
  • Intangibility: Being a constellation itself, beam attacks simply just pass through Keplus' body.
  • Meaningful Name: Derived from the astronomer Johannes Kepler.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: Like Narimiya, Keplus isn't evil, just angry at humanity for their city lights brightening the nighttime sky.
  • Pulling Themselves Together: Blowing it up doesn't do anything as the starstuff composing its body simply recomposes itself back together.
  • Weakened by the Light: Due to being made of stars, bright enough lights cause Keplus to fade and weaken.

Alien Saton Kazuya Narimiya

First Appearance: The Constellation Thief
Played by: Nagare Hagiwara
One of a race of aliens who created the constellations thousands of years ago as gifts for humanity. However, he is not very happy with the fact that humans in the present have squandered his beautiful gifts with the bright lights of their cities interfering with the night sky.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He strongly hates Earthly lights and calls out on Ultraman Max for protecting the light, but ultimately, he isn't evil in his intentions, he just wants humans to appreciate his people's gifts to them.
  • Human Aliens: He appears throughout the episode as one. However, a flashback implies this is merely just a disguise.
  • Sufficiently Advanced Alien: The Alien Saton were ancient and powerful enough to create the constellations, but apparently also interbred with several humans whose descendants include Mizuki.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He simply wants humans to appreciate the night sky again, even calling out Ultraman Max for siding with the humans and the light. Mizuki eventually shows him the error of his ways by telling him about how that the light of Earth is as beautiful as the light of the stars, so he and Keplus decide to let the lights of humanity live aside the lights of the night sky.


First Appearance: Prelude to Annihilation
Portrayed by: Shelley Sweeney (hologram appearance), Hirano Masato and Yuriko Yamamoto (voice)
A subterranean race of humanoids who want to destroy the human race for their destruction of Earth, as it is killing off their species. They launch their assault on the surface world by activating their Basark supercomputer to create enormous terraforming spires and gigantic robots to combat Ultraman Max and destroy humanity, while communicating with mankind through their specialized artifacts.
  • Beneath the Earth: They originate from there, making them the only final threat of the Ultra Series to not come from space.
  • The Faceless: They never appear in person, with the only glimpse we see of them being a hologram of a human-like being in white robes. Even then, the Delos' face is totally concealed.
  • Knight of Cerebus: They're the first in the series to decree their threat to the entirety of Earth instead of just DASH's Japanese branch, and they succeed in destroying Base Poseidon and ravaging a number of major cities with their terraforming spires to showcase the level of crisis humanity is placed in by their threats to shut down society or be destroyed.
  • Sadistic Choice: Their decree to the surface world was to cease all Earth-harming activities (which would shut down society if done) or else they would send giant robots to destroy humanity and terraform the planet.
  • Terraform: Their plan to restore Earth to normal was through gargantuan spires that burst out of the ground in the center of major cities and begin to manipulate the atmosphere to revert it to pre-human levels.
  • Weakened by the Light: Sunlight is harmful to them, and when global warming starts causing the affects of sunlight to seep below and kill them off, they decide to destroy the surface-dwelling peoples.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Human pollution was driving their race to extinction, so they try to stop humanity by destroying them and Ultraman Max. They realize they have gone too far when they witness Kaito's grief over Mizuki's death, understanding humanity's ability to feel compassion for others.

Scout Basark

First Appearance: Prelude to Annihilation
A Basark robot sent to battle Ultraman Max and understand his combat in order to help the Basark supercomputer create Giga Basark. It is quickly destroyed by the hero at the very start of the episode however.
  • Chest Blaster: Scout Basark can launch orange lasers from the orange orbs on its chest.
  • Enemy Scan: Performs one on Ultraman Max as they battle it out, giving the Delos the information they need for their Basark computer to create Giga Basark.
  • Humongous Mecha: The first one created by the Delos' Basark program.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Only appears at the start of the episode and is destroyed by Ultraman Max in a matter of minutes. Nevertheless, it gives the Delos what they need and DASH doesn't realize how significant it truly is at first.

Satellite Basark

First Appearance: Prelude to Annihilation
Voiced by: Shinichi Yamada
A human-sized Basark robot that acts as the representative of the Delos when Kaito and Mizuki enter one of their underground cities to try and negotiate with them.
  • Cephalothorax: Satellite Basark has no visible head, so its face is located on its chest.
  • Cyber Cyclops: Possesses a single red eye on the center of its face-chest.
  • Enemy Scan: Performs one on Mizuki when she threatens to destroy the Delos' civilization by blowing up the DASH Alpha Driller 3 to destroy herself alongside the Delos if they don't cease the assault on Earth.
  • Mouth of Sauron: Due to the fact that Kaito and Mizuki don't ever meet the Delos in person, they have to negotiate with the Satellite Basark instead.

Giga Basark

First Appearance: Seize the Future
The ultimate creation of the Basark supercomputer, Giga Basark was specifically designed to destroy Ultraman Max, as well as make a full-scale attack to wipe out the human race.
  • Beam Spam: Giga Basark is equipped with hundreds of laser cannons to fire numerous purple lasers around it to destroy cities as well as overwhelm Ultraman Max.
  • Fake Ultimate Mook: Despite being specifically created to destroy Ultraman Max and being really freakin' gigantic, Giga Basark is easily destroyed by Ultraman Max. The only reason why he lost the first time was because he was already low on Colour Timer energy when he encountered it.
  • Humongous Mecha: The most humongous of them all, standing at 357 meters tall and weighing in at 99 million tons!
  • Mechanical Monster: Most giant robots in the Ultra Series have a somewhat humanoid look to them, but Giga Basark is just plain monstrous, resembling something akin to a deranged work of art redesigned into a colossal war machine.
  • Shock and Awe: Can create constricting bolts of lightning.