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An elite defense team under TLT (Terrestrial Liberation Trust) command, they are responsible for the elimination of Space Beasts. Unlike previous defense teams, they work in top-secret, ensuring their operations against the monsters and with Ultraman Nexus are unknown to the public.

As a whole:

  • Badass Crew: Competent enough to take out the Space Beasts by themselves and fully support Nexus when he shows up.

Kazuki Komon

Portrayed by: Takuji Kawakubo

"The reality one sees...if it were all a deception..."
The main character of the series. Komon is a kindhearted, straightforward person who is always willing to help others. He is also the newest recruit of the Night Raiders, having originally been a rescue worker before that, thus is deeply inexperienced with the many horrors the team encounters. Throughout the series he bonds with the Deunamists and grows alongside them.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: In episode 16, he leaves the Night Raiders but returns at the end of the episode.
  • Adorkable: Komon is a Nice Guy, but rather straight-laced. Also, there is his reaction when he gets tomato ketchup on his nose during a dinner in episode 30.
  • Alliterative Name: Kaizuki Komon.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Komon gets one from Nagi in episode 13. She was trying to snap him out of his grief for Riko's demise.
  • Bad Liar: This is a given, as Komon is a naturally straightforward person. He lied to Ren's boss that he was Ren's cousin, something that Ren joked about upon hearing about it. Even Ren's co-worker remarked on how Komon used honorifics when referring to his 'uncle and aunt'.
  • The Big Damn Kiss: Shares one with Riko in episode 10. Then, she dies 2 episodes later.
  • Catapult Nightmare: Has one in episode 7 where Nagi shot him.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: When he was a child he almost drowned. In episode 1, he is terrified and loses control of himself during a rescue operation taking place near a river.
  • Friend to All Children: Komon goes out of his way to rescue a girl trapped in a factory with her dog in episode 7. He meets up with her in episode 8 and proceeds to have a chat with her, but the Memory Police had already erased the girl's memory.
  • The Hero: Despite not being a Dunamist at first.
  • Heroic BSoD: Goes through one as a result as a result of Riko's death in episode 12. It is only in episode 16 when he gets back to his normal self.
  • Inner Monologue: As the main character, he has plenty of these.
  • Instant Sedation: When he wakes up in the middle of his physical examination in episode 1, he is quickly sedated before he can ask more questions.
  • It's All My Fault: For a while, he believed that Riko's death and a family being attacked by Nosferu in episode 12 happened because they cross paths with him.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: Mizorogi conjures up an illusion of the late Riko, making Komon think that he can reunite with her.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Feminine Boy to Nagi's Masculine Girl.
  • The Medic: Komon used to be in a rescue team, so he was able to patch up an injured Ren in episode 27.
  • Naïve Newcomer: At first, because he is new to the fact that TLT and Space Beasts exist.
  • New Meat: Night Raiders' newest member. The start of the series highlights his unfamiliarity with the ways of the Night Raiders and TLT.
  • Nice Guy: Easily the best example in the show. He's straightforward, always willing to help others, bears no ill will towards anyone and is also quite empathetic.
  • Parental Abandonment: His girlfriend Riko's family is shown a few times, but there is hardly any mention about Komon's parents. However, he was shown on the phone with his mother in episode 13 and she seemed to care about him.
  • The Power of Hate: Nagi tries to get him to cultivate this. On the other hand, Himeya wants Komon not to give in to his hatred.
  • Say My Name:
    Komon: Riko!
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: From his dialogue with Himeya in episode 15, he sees himself as the Sensitive Guy to Himeya's Manly Man.
    Komon: I'm not a strong man like you.
  • Strapped to an Operating Table: In episode 1, when TLT perfoms a physical examination on him. When he wakes up in the middle of it, he is understandably upset and confused at the situation.
  • Supporting Protagonist: Played straight, making Nexus the first show in the Ultra Series to use this trope. The story is told mainly from Komon's point of view, even though he is not a Deunamist (in other words, he does not transform into the titular hero) at first.
    • He loses his role as this when he eventually becomes the fifth Deunamist in the final episode.
  • The Lost Lenore: His girlfriend, Riko. The fact that she was Dead All Along and was actually Dark Faust shook Komon considerably. Took him quite a while to get over that.
  • This Is Unforgivable!:
    • He is visibly angry with the Memory Police for erasing the memory of a girl he rescued in episode 8. The MP leader showed him why it was needed, which gave him second thoughts.
    • This is clearly on his mind when Mizorogi taunts him about making Riko his People Puppet in episode 13.
    • In episode 25, he says it out loud to Mizorogi after witnessing a defeated Ultraman.
  • The Watson: Justified, as he is new to the Night Raiders and TLT.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: As a character, Komon would fit nicely in a typical Ultra Series, something which Nexus is not.
    • He is fortunate enough to be the first person to encounter Ultraman. After being saved by him in episode 1, he firmly believes that Ultraman is on the side of good and is upset when the other Night Raiders, especially Nagi do not support his belief.
    • In episode 3, he is surprised when Nagi revealed to him that Space Beasts attacks are covered up and that the victims' families do not know the truth of what really happened to their loved ones who are killed by Space Beasts.
    • In episode 8, he is happy to meet up with a girl he rescued during an operation. He expected her to recognize him and to name her dog with the name his suggested, much like how a typical Ultra Series episode with a Victim of the Week would end. Instead, he finds that her memory has been erased.

Nagi Saijyo

Portrayed by: Yasue Sato

The deputy leader of the Night Raiders. Nagi is very strict, especially to Komon and can be quite brutal in certain situations. She is driven to fight by her hate of Space Beasts, stemming from incidents regarding her childhood and her old friend Mizorogi.

  • Action Girl: As the deputy leader of a Space Beast destroying team, this is a given.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Gives one to Komon in episode 13 to snap him out of his grief for Riko's demise.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: The Deputy Captain of the Night Raiders. Her competence has been remarked upon by several characters.
  • Badass Normal: Just a regular human who became a Night Raider.
  • Blood Knight: She lives to kill Space Beasts as a Night Raider. A similarity she shares with Mizorogi.
  • Broken Ace: She is an excellent Night Raider, but past tragedies have taken a toll on her.
  • Broken Bird: Her parents were killed and she was betrayed by her lover. Who can blame her for her cynical and harsh outlook on life?
  • Broken Pedestal: To Mizorogi.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Nagi is rather tight-lipped when it comes to her past.
  • Captain Smooth and Sergeant Rough: She is the Deputy Captain, but she has the Sergeant Rough role hands-down.
  • The Chosen One: Eventually becomes the fourth Deunamist.
  • Commander Contrarian: Stubbornly refused to entertain the idea that Ultraman is not evil.
  • The Cynic: Even though she has seen Ultraman destroy many Space Beasts, she explicitly express her distrust against them. This is one reason why she does not get along well with Komon.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: The murder of her parents and seeing her former lover go to the dark side.
  • Determinator: In her crusade against the Space Beasts.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: After inheriting the Light.
  • Fatal Flaw: Wrath. Dark Zagi made sure she'd develop this. Her hatred towards him and his creations is exactly what allows him to return to full strength.
  • Fantastic Racism: Her mother's death at the hands of an inhuman being led her to have a seething hatred of the Space Beasts and anything inhuman in general.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Not the nicest girl around, but firmly on the side of good.
  • In the Back: Shoots Mizorogi in episode 18. It did not kill him.
  • It's Personal: When Mizorogi is involved.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She is rather harsh with Komon, but she has shown genuine concern for him on certain occasions.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Masculine Girl to Komon's Feminine Boy.
  • Parental Abandonment
  • The Power of Hate: Her immense hatred of Space Beasts is what drives her to take her job as a Night Raider very seriously. Revealed to have been invoked by Dark Zagi so that she would become a Deunamist.
  • Selective Obliviousness: She is steadfast in her belief that Jun Himeya / Ultraman is an enemy, even though there is evidence to the contrary.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Averted, as there is also Shiori Hiraki. Played straight in flashbacks, where she was the only woman in the team, the others being Captain Wakura, Ishibori and Deputy Captain Mizorogi.
  • Revenge: For her mother. It is also what drives her to be a ruthless Night Raider.
  • Unfriendly Fire: Shoots at Ultraman upon her first time seeing him in episode 3.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Revealed to have been one to Dark Zagi all along.
  • You Killed My Mother:Is utterly furious at the space beasts and Dark Zagi in particular.

Captain Eisuke Wakura

Portrayed by: Tamotsu Ishibashi

The leader of the Night Raiders, Captain Wakura is a competent and trustworthy leader with a strong sense of initiative and a willingness to protect others, even if it means disobeying orders. He also serves as an older brother figure towards Komon, providing wisdom to the new recruit.

Shiori Hiraki

Portrayed by: Keiko Goto

The only other female member of the Night Raiders. Although perky and cute, Shiori is an expert with the weapons Night Raiders employ against the Space Beasts and can be very strong and helpful during the team's missions.

  • A Day in the Limelight: The Bonus Episode "Lost Memories" is entirely about her.
  • Disney Death: Is shot by Ishibori in point-blank range during The Reveal but is later shown defending people with rest of the Night Raiders from Space Beasts in the closing scenes of the series.
  • Genki Girl: She's pretty perky most of the time.
  • Small Girl, Big Gun: Despite being on the shorter side in the Night Raiders team, her status as weapons expert means she often gets the biggest weapons.
  • Stepford Smiler: Underneath her happy exterior, she's pretty devastated about how her boyfriend has no memory of his feelings for her following his memory wipe after encountering Space Beasts.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly girl to Nagi's Tomboy.

Mitsuhiko Ishibori

Portrayed by: Kosei Kato

The tactician of the team and an expert in computers. Ishibori doesn't usually interact with the other members of his team, keeping to himself and his trusty laptop. However, he has a dark secret closely connected to the origins of the Space Beasts...

  • Dead All Along He was originally a TLT scientists named Hajime Yamaoka. When Dark Zagi took over his body, Hajime's mind was erased from existence, essentially killing him.
  • The Mole: Is really the human host of Dark Zagi, the alien who created all the Space Beasts and evil Ultras in the first place.
  • The Quiet One: Rarely has more than a handful of dialogue in any episode.
  • The Smart Guy: His role in the Night Raiders is to set up tactics and work out strategies and the like on his computer.
  • Soulless Shell: Due to the fact that Hajime's mind was completely destroyed by Zagi possessing him, Ishibori is essentially a hollow body that Zagi controls.
  • The Stoic: He tends not to show much emotion, usually focusing on his laptop instead.
  • Walking Spoiler: Let's put it this way: Ishibori is not what he seems.

TLT Members

Yu "Illustrator" Kirasawa

Portrayed by: Nobuhiko Tanaka

"Member Komon...Are you surprised that this young man is your superior?"
TLT's officer in charge of operations, usually coordinating the Night Raiders' operations against the Space Beasts. He appears in the form of a hologram when speaking to the Night Raiders; he is actually stationed in an undisclosed location within TLT headquarters.
  • Artificial Human: Just like Ren, he was also created via the Prometheus Project.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep"
    Komon: "Illustrator?"
    Ishibori: "I don't know the reason, but everyone calls him that."
  • Hacker Cave: Where the real him is located.
  • Man in White: Always dressed in white when on the job. And he is always on the job.
  • Mission Control: His duty is to inform Night Raiders of Space Beast occurrences and coordinate their operations against the monster.
  • The Strategist: He is usually in charge of coordinating the Night Raiders' operations against the Space Beasts.

Commander Yoichiro Matsunaga

Portrayed by: Horiuchi Masami

"Pronounced "Tilt". Our establishment goes above the nations."
The director of TLT.
  • Benevolent Boss: Although he occasionally makes some questionable decisions in the battle against the Space Beasts, he generally cares a lot about the Night Raiders and seeks to make the world a better place with TLT's research on Nexus and the invaders.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: When he had Himeya kidnapped and analyzed in episode 21.
  • The Lost Lenore: Having lost his wife during the events of 2004, he seeks to understand more about the Light, Nexus, and the Dunamists in order to defeat the Space Beasts.
  • Mr. Exposition: Provides basic info about TLT to Komon. Justified, as Komon is New Meat.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: As the director of TLT, he dons a black suit.
  • Stoic Spectacles: He is usually quite calm, composed, and bespectacled.

Shutou Saya

Portrayed by: Hitomi Hidaka

The head of TLT's Memory Police, whose job is to ensure that people do not remember encountering the Space Beasts or Ultraman Nexus, thus keeping TLT and the Night Raiders' job top-secret.
  • Memory-Wiping Crew: She's the head of this organization and shows no moral qualms about doing it.

Mizuo Nonomiya

Portrayed by: Tomomi Miyashita

An officer for the TLT Memory Police, introduced in the Ren Senjyu arc. She is Ren's love interest.

Sara Mizuhara

Portrayed by: Kyoto Tomoya

A TLT investigator from the United States. She had originally assisted Maki, the first Deunamist, against the One, which had taken over the body of her fiance Udo back in 2004. She returns in the series proper during the Mega Flash crisis.

Hayato Kaimoto

Portrayed by: Hisataka Kitaoka

A psychic whose DNA was used in the Prometheus Project, which created the likes of Illustrator and Ren Senjyu. During the Ren Senjyu arc, he is sent to spy on his "son".

The Deunamists are humans capable of bonding with the light to become Ultraman Nexus using the Evolthruster.

Shunichi Maki

Portrayed by: Tetsuya Bessho

The first Deunamist. Maki is the prottagonist of Ultraman: The Next. He is a pilot in the Japanese Air Force, with a wife named Yoko and a son named Tsugumu who suffers from a congenital blood disease. He merged Ultraman the Next (the initial form of Nexus) when he collided with the Ultra's travel sphere as the hero was pursuing after the One.

Jun Himeya

Portrayed by: Yusuke Kirishima

The second Deunamist and the first one seen in the show. He is a serious, somewhat brooding individual, not given to trusting institutions such as the Night Raiders. He eventually befriends Komon, rescuing him from danger a few times. Himeya was a photojournalist, specializing in war photos. During one assignment in Southeast Asia, he was injured and subsequently treated by an orphan named Sera, who was unfortunately killed in the conflict — something that deeply haunts him to this day.

  • Arch-Enemy: Dark Faust and later Dark Mephisto.
  • Bad Dreams: Part of being a Shell-Shocked Veteran, he constantly suffers from nightmares where he witnesses Sera's death again and again.
  • Being Good Sucks: He risks his life to fight the Space Beasts, but TLT (except Komon) does not trust him and the general public is unaware of his heroic deeds. In episode 21, he is taken against his will by TLT as an experimental subject.
  • Blessed with Suck: Believes his role as a Deunamist to be this.
  • Camera Fiend: When he worked as a photojournalist.
  • Catapult Nightmare: Has one in episode 5.
  • The Chosen One: The second after Shunichi Maki.
  • Death Seeker: As a Deunamist, he is willing to fight the Space Beasts even if it kills him.
  • Determinator: As Ultraman, Himeya is determined to protect humanity from the Space Beasts.
  • Deuteragonist: Being a Deunamist, he is the next important character on the show after Kaizuki Komon.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: He fell into a drunken stupor upon returning from the war. His former colleague Sakuta helped him out, and he is now currently sober.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Performs one in episode 24 to destroy Dark Mephisto, though at the end of the series he's shown to have somehow survived it.
  • Hot-Blooded: Sakuta described him as this in episode 6, when Himeya was a budding photojournalist.
  • Hope Bringer: He becomes this to Komon, especially after the latter's girlfriend's death.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Forms one with Sera, a young girl who lost her family in the war and treated him when he was injured. He became a big brother figure to her.
  • Irony: As noted by Sakuta, the war photos Himeya took earned international acclaim. Himeya was even nominated for a dream award overseas, but he was probably too psychologically scarred to appreciate all that.
  • Leave Me Alone!: To his former colleagues, Negoro and Sakuta.
  • Limited Wardrobe: He always going from place to place in the same black jacket and green shirt. Justified as he is currently unemployed and if his current living quarters environment is anything to go by.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: Particularly noticeable in the first few episodes.
  • Parental Substitute: For Sera, Himeya became a big brother figure.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Not that he has much to smile about. He has mentioned that the only time he truly smiled was when he was with Sera.
  • Precious Photo: Himeya still keeps photos of Sera in his home, going through them occasionally to remind himself of the good times he had with her.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: From his dialogue with Himeya in episode 15, Komon sees himself as the Sensitive Guy to Himeya's Manly Man.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: While being stationed in a war zone, he witnessed an orphan girl he befriended killed during armed combat. Himeya returned to Japan as a self-loathing wreck.
  • Strapped to an Operating Table: During his capture by TLT in episode 21.
  • Spider-Sense: After becoming a Deunamist, Himeya seems to have some form of ESP, able to sense where and when a Space Beast attacks, or if Komon is in danger.
  • Survivor Guilt: Himeya never forgave himself for Sera's death during the war.

Ren Senjyu

Portrayed by: Masato Uchiyama

The third Deunamist, Ren is outwardly, cheerful, optimistic and simple to the point of ditsy -— this, however, conceals his past experiences. For Ren is a human created through genetic engineering under the flag of the Prometheus Project. However, Ren ran away from his creators after a discovering a terrible secret about his creation, and now he works at an amusement park, seeking to bring smiles to the faces of every visitor.

  • Artificial Human: A 'child' of the Prometheus Project.
  • Broken Hero: At first glance, would anyone think that this cheerful, carefree young man was actually a runaway test subject who does not have long to live?
  • Dramatic Drop: Drops and breaks a cup when Mizuo mentions the word 'Raphael' to him in episode 30.
  • Foil: To Jun. A cheery, energetic young man to Jun's own stoic, quietly miserable exterior.
  • For Happiness: His ultimate goal is to make as many people happy before his inevitable premature death.
  • Friend to All Children: A distinctive trait.
  • Good Is Not Soft: He may be far cheerier than Himeya, but Ren is every bit as competent of a human host as him and determined to battle the Space Beasts.
  • Keet: Can be rather hyperactive at times.
  • Love at First Sight: With Mizuo.
  • Nice Guy: In contrast to the more cynical Himeya, Ren is on good terms with almost everybody and greatly lightens up the series as well.
  • Stepford Smiler: Underneath his desire to make as many people happy as he can is a deep sadness that his death is the result of a falw in his creation.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: A genetic imbalance in his DNA cuts his lifespan to only 17-18 years. A drug called 'Raphael' is his only hope of survival.

Nagi Saijyo

Kazuki Komon


    Ultraman Nexus 

Ultraman Nexus/Ultraman the Next/Ultraman Noa
Ultraman Nexus in his default form, Anphans.
Ultraman the Next 
His true form, Ultraman Noa

A being of light from space, while on Earth he lends his powers to the Deunamists to face the Space Beasts. He is the same Ultraman from Ultraman: The Next, and unique in that he hops from host to host multiple times throughout his series. He came to Earth while chasing the One (as Ultraman the Next), and stays here in the hope of finding the one behind the Space Beast attacks. He has since made several appearances in much more kid-friendly Ultra Series material alongside other Ultra heroes.

  • Brought Down to Badass: Ultraman the Next is actually a weaker form of Nexus, who is in turn a weaker form of Noa, due to him losing most of his power when trying to stop the One from reaching Earth.
  • The Chooser of The One: Due to the fact that Nexus changes between human hosts, allowing him to decide which human is most worthy of holding the Evolthruster.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Made explicitly to be everything Ultraman Cosmos was not.
  • Finishing Move: Unique in that which one he uses depends on which host he has.
    • In every form, his Anphans form uses the Cross-Ray Storm, your classic "+"-styled Hand Blast used by most Ultras.
    • His Junis form uses the Over-Ray Storm, which is an "L"-shaped version of the Cross-Ray Storm, similar to some Ultras.
    • Junis Blue has the Arrow-Ray Storm, which allows him to create a giant bow of energy with his right arm that fires a cutting blade of light.
  • Hand Blast: Asides from his Finishing Moves, Nexus can toss out small bolts of light called Particle Feathers.
  • Meaningful Name: Anphans is a mutation of "enfance", the French word for "childhood", while Junis is from "jeunesse", or "youth". And Ultraman Noa is named after the Noah of the Bible.
  • Multiform Balance: Like many Heisei Ultras, Nexus is able to shift modes, but unlike most, his alternative forms are based on his current human host.
    • Jack-of-All-Stats: Anphans, the default form of Nexus, which is gray.
    • Lightning Bruiser: Junis, the form used by Jun Himeya. It's the traditional red color of almost all Ultramen.
    • Fragile Speedster: Junis Blue, the form used by Ren Senjyu. It's blue, like Cosmos.
    • Super Mode: Ultraman Noa, his true form. The most powerful Ultra in the franchise, behind Ultraman King. The only reason why the series even began in the first place is because Nexus lost that form when battling the One.
  • Mysterious Past: He's something of a legend, even amongst other Ultramen, as he was an Ultraman before the other Ultras even existed. Rumor has it he was birthed from a supernova.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Due to the fact that Nexus was at first meant to be a complete reimagining of the original Ultraman, his design drastically differs from any Ultra before or after.
  • Physical God: His true form Ultraman Noa is one of only two Ultras to be classified a god, the other being Ultraman King.
  • Phantom Zone: The Meta Field, a subspace created by Nexus to fight the Space Beasts without risk of civilian casualties or of being discovered. It puts considerable stress on the user's body after three minutes of continuous use.
  • Time Abyss: The oldest Ultra in existence at over 350 thousand years old.


Riko Saida / Dark Faust

Voiced by: Tetsu Inada

The first Dark Ultra to appear in the series. Dark Faust is a creation of Dark Mephisto, using the Space Beast Nosferu to slay a human and resurrect them as a host for the evil Ultra. It is with Faust's debut does it become clear there is a mastermind behind the Space Beasts' attacks.

Shinya Mizorogi / Dark Mephisto

Portrayed by: Mitsutoshi Shundo (live)
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Mizorogi was the former deputy captain of the Night Raiders, who went missing in 2008 during a mission with Nagi, his former girlfriend. In reality, Mizorogi had been merged by Unknown Hand with a creation of the being known as Dark Mephisto. He carries out most of Unknown Hand's schemes, commanding the Space Beasts and battling the Deunamists and Night Raiders.

  • Ambition Is Evil: A Lust for power.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Jun and to Komon.
  • Arc Villain: He did a lot of evil deeds that affected the cast until his defeat at the hands of Himeya and subsequent amnesia.
  • Badass Normal: Before merging with Dark Mephisto, he was the Deputy Captain of the Night Raiders.
  • Badass Longcoat: A black one.
  • The Beastmaster: As Dark Mephisto, he is able to summon Space Beasts to do his bidding, such as Nosferu.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: As Dark Mephisto.
  • Blood Knight: Both him and Nagi Saijyo share common ground in hunting down and killing Space Beasts.
  • Broken Pedestal: To Nagi, who looked up to him until he went to the dark side.
  • The Corrupter: Tries to get Komon and Nagi to turn to the dark side.
  • Darth Vader Clone: An Evil Counterpart to the hero that tries to convert the hero to darkness, is a Fallen Hero himself, dresses solely in black and is brainwashed into serving the main villain. To drive the point home his villainous name and costume pays homage to Vader, as does his redemption scene....
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight
  • Dark Is Evil: Dark Mephisto.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: After the defeat of Dark Faust, he was the series' main antagonist until his defeat by Himeya.
  • Drunk with Power: In episode 18, he describes merging with Dark Mephisto as a wonderful experience.
  • Evil Counterpart: Dark Mephisto is essentially an equivalent of Nexus Junis, hence the Armed weapons and their finishers have the same strength. Mizorogi on the other hand is actually one of the potential candidates to be chosen as Nexus' Deunamists until Dark Mephisto choose him first. Like Himeya, Mizorogi can also use ESP and has a weapon that can shoot vacuum bullets.
  • Evil Genius: First and only Dark Ultra besides Zagi to actually trick Himeya into losing all of his powers and came the closest to killing Nexus.
  • Evil Feels Good: In episode 18, when he tells Nagi about his experience merging with Dark Mephisto, he gives off this vibe.
  • Evil Former Friend:To Nagi. Heck, he was her lover.
  • Evil Laugh: Rips an epic one in episode 24.
  • Evil Wears Black
  • Face–Heel Turn: Was a member of the Night Raiders intent on destroying Space Beasts until he encountered Dark Mephisto.
  • Fatal Flaw: Lust. Deep down, Mizorogi desired power, and his own amusement.
  • First-Name Basis: With Nagi.
  • For the Evulz: His 'games'.
  • Handicapped Badass: Upon his reappearance in episode 29, it is revealed that he had lost his powers after his battle with Himeya in episode 24.
  • Implacable Man
  • It Amused Me: In episode 13, he states that it was fun watching Komon having a relationship with Dead All Along Riko.
  • Jerkass: He seems to delight in playing cruel mind games with other people, as well as tormenting Nagi, his former lover.
  • Lack of Empathy
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Experiences memory loss after the events of episode 24.
  • Loss of Identity: As of episode 29.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Seeks out people to psychologically torment.
  • Might Makes Right: Dark Mephisto uses this point to convince Mizorogi to merge with him during a flashback in episode 18. See also Social Darwinist.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: The amnesiac Mizorogi is extremely distraught when Director Matsunaga tells him of all the evil things he did before his Laser-Guided Amnesia.
  • Not Quite Dead: A few times.
  • Pride: After gaining his powers, Mizorogi believes himself to be a superior being. Mephisto subtly demonstrates this when they first meet.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Sacrifices himself so that Dark Mephisto Zwei could be destroyed.
  • Sadist: Hurts and toy with people for his own amusement.
  • Start of Darkness: Upon merging with Dark Mephisto.
  • Strike Me Down with All of Your Hatred: Invokes this in episode 13 by telling Komon straight to his face that the latter and his girlfriend's troubles was his doing.
  • The Social Darwinist: One of the points brought up by Dark Mephisto during a flashback in episode 18 which led to them merging.
    Dark Mephisto: All that matters is that the strong survive.
  • This Cannot Be!: In episode 24, when Himeya's Heroic Willpower kicks in.
    Mizorogi(as Dark Mephisto): Impossible! I perfectly calculated your limit!
  • Tragic Hero: An excellent Night Raider who turned evil and ultimately lost everything, including his memories because of a deep seated desire for power.
  • Transhuman: Upon merging with Dark Mephisto.
  • Villain Teleportation
  • What You Are in the Dark: A flashback in episode 18 showed Dark Mephisto pointing out to Mizorogi that deep down he enjoyed destroying Space Beasts.
  • We Can Rule Together: To Nagi, whom he views as the only person on an equal level with him. Unfortunately for him, her hatred for the Space Beasts ensures otherwise..
  • Would Hit a Girl: Or rather shoot. He killed Riko Saida in cold blood.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Had Nosferu attack a family with two children.

Hiroyuki Misawa / Dark Mephisto Zwei

Portrayed by: Yoshito Takeuchi (live)

An officer for the Memory Police who fell under the influence of Unknown Hand. The enigmatic entity turned him into a clone of Dark Mephisto, sending out the corrupted man to kill and replace Mizorogi after he is arrested by TLT during the Banpira incident.

  • Evil Counterpart: He's already a copy of the original Mephisto, but his possession of several new powers and demonstrate the ability to be faster makes him a match of Nexus Junis Blue, the red Junis' evolution. Whereas Komon has several days to live, his host's first transformation is also his last before dying from defeated.
  • Evil Doppelgänger: Of Dark Mephisto. They are essentially the same, only Zwei is far worse.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning Zwei's sole physical difference from the original Dark Mephisto.
  • Superior Successor: Is even stronger than the original Mephisto, with the exact same attacks.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Only lasts for one episode.

Dark Zagi


The true mastermind behind everything in the series, under the alias Unknown Hand. An evil clone of Ultraman Noa, created by the Visitors to be their own counterpart to Noa. Instead of being a protector, he chose to slaughter them in droves to the point they blew up their own planet to be rid of him. This failed, and he assembled an army of Space Beasts to conquer the galaxy.

  • Big Bad: Whether only a presence or as the Unknown Hand, he is the true mastermind and ultimate evil behind all the events of the series.
  • Demonic Possession: If he didn't outright kill Ishibori when he took him over, it was this.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Ultraman Noa. The extracanonical sources elaborate on this even further by giving them mirroring attacks.
  • Evil Knockoff: Notably not made this way, just chose this.
  • Gone Mad From The Revelation: He was created to defend his creators from the Space Beast attacks. Unfortunately he becomes rogue after discovering his true nature as an impostor to Ultraman Noa. The 2016 novel Ultraman F played this further just by revealing Noa's name triggers his Berserk Button.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He orchestrated all the Space Beast attacks, from The One to Izmael.
  • Healing Hands: His Dark Field G already heals any Space Beasts back to health, but extracanonical magazines confirm direct healing with his hand as part of his abilities. In the 2016 novel Ultraman F, he did this to his Dark Giants.
  • Kill and Replace: What he did to Hajime Yamaoka, or as Night Raiders know him as: Mitsuhiko Ishibori
  • Monster Progenitor: Is the one who spawned all the Dark Ultras. While not the creator of Space Beasts, his mere presence cause them to arise.
  • The Mole: He killed Ishibori before the series even started and took his form like a parasite.
  • Puppeteer Parasite: It's deliberately ambiguous but he either killed and replaced Ishibori or took him over altogether. Ishibori is definitely dead once Zagi regains his true body.
  • Primal Stance: Is noticeably more feral than Noa.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Think of it as like a prototype to Ultraman Belial.
  • The Sociopath: Cares nothing for his servants or creations, only wants power.

    Space Beasts 
The various monsters that Nexus and Night Raiders battle throughout the series.

As a whole:

  • Eldritch Abomination: A race of horrific alien creatures from another galaxy that specialize in spreading terror and devouring sentient beings in the most frightening ways possible.
  • Emotion Eater: The Space Beasts feed on the fear of intelligent beings, hence their tendency To Serve Man. The more humans fear them, the more powerful and numerous they become. Thus, TLT established the Memory Police — you can't fear what you don't know about.
  • Gratuitous English: Just so we're clear, they're not called "Uchu-ju" in Japan. "Space Beast" is actually what the characters use.
  • Kaiju: Most of them.
  • Monsters of the Week: Averted. Unlike most Ultra Series, the kaiju of this series can last for anywhere between 2-6 episodes before the next threat is introduced.
  • Super-Persistent Predator: Sometimes, a fight between a Space Beast and Nexus can just be Nexus struggling to keep it away from its prey.
  • To Serve Man: They specifically target and devour humans, usually in the most nightmarish ways possible. However, they don't actually gain any sustenance from humans...

The One

Portrayed by: Katsuyuki Konishi (voice), Kenya Osumi (Udo Takafumi, its human host)

First Appearance: Ultraman: The Next
The first Space Beast to attack Earth, which it does in the events of the prequel movie Ultraman: The Next. It takes on a human host named Udo Takafumi and slowly transforms into a gigantic monster in order to battle Ultraman Nexus (in his base form Ultraman the Next).
  • Ax-Crazy: Even more so than his master.
  • The Assimilator: Can absorb other beings to gain their powers and traits like birds for wings. Notably, humans do nothing for him, not that this stops him from eating them like candy.
  • The Dragon: Zagi's favorite Space Beast and the one he sent to Earth first.
  • Eldritch Abomination: An extraterrestrial being who can posses people and absorb other life forms to evolve further.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Ultraman The Next/Nexus in Ultraman: The Next as both require human hosts, but The One's host loses their humanity over time. And then we find out he was a dead man walking the moment they bonded.
  • Expy: His final form is based on Bemular, the very first monster in the original Ultraman.
  • Metamorphosis Monster: His host Udo Takafumi first encounters him as a glowing blue light, and then slowly but surely, he begins to grow reptilian features and grows other body parts by absorbing additional creatures.
  • Mythology Gag: A monster based on Ultraman's very first opponent as the first villain for an attempted franchise reboot!
  • One-Winged Angel: As The One absorbs various animals into itself, it grows more and more monstrous.


First Appearance: Night Raid
The first Space Beasts encountered by Komon, Pedoleon are a species of slug-like monsters that are attracted to ethanol, targeting gas stations and highway tunnels for victims. They are able to merge into a single giant form to battle Ultraman Nexus.
  • Blob Monster: A slug-like creature capable of turning into liquid and merging into a kaiju form.
  • Combat Tentacles: In giant form.
  • Expy: As a Blob Monster that feeds on ethanol, has a flight form, and can split, the similarities to Hedorah are not hard to notice. However, the gastropod-like appearance is an homage to Goga from Ultra Q.
  • Fusion Dance: The Pedoleons can merge and split into a giant form as needed by liquefying themselves.
  • Gratuitous German: In each form, its name is Pedoleon ___ with a German word fitting the form. "Kleine" in its base form, "Groß" when kaiju-sized, and "Fliegen" in flight form.
  • It Can Think: When Night Raiders begins to hunt down the Pedoleons, they discover that the monsters are changing tactics to gain an advantage over Night Raiders, including holding humans hostage and merging themselves into giant form.
  • Overly Long Tongue: Used for snatching unlucky humans and eating them in its small form.
  • Playing with Fire: Pedoleon can shoot homing fireballs from its eyestalks in giant form.
  • Poisonous Person: pedoleon can emit a highly flammable poison gas from its back in giant form and underside in flight form
  • Starter Villain: For Komon, as it's the first Space Beast he encounters.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: If it needs to fly in kaiju form, Pedoleon can turns itself into a vaguely stingray-like shape to soar through the air.


First Appearance: Dunamist
An insectoid Space Beast that lived in the Japanese countryside, snatching cars from desolate highways. After Night Raiders goes after it, the creature begins to change tactics, heading beneath the ground to snag victims with tentacles from below.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: Has a large pincer on its tail that can superheat itself to scald whatever it grabs.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Resembles an oversized mix of a locust, a cockroach, and a cicada.
  • Combat Tentacles: When it burrowed underground, it would use tentacles to snatch victims from below.
  • Eyeless Face: Has no eyes of any kind on its head.
  • Giant Flyer: Its first appearance, where it snatches cars straight out of desolate highways.
  • Insectoid Aliens: One of several such Space Beasts.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: Bugbuzun is killed when Nagi shoots it with a Freeze Missile causing it to fall over and shatter into thousands of pieces.
  • Tunnel King: After escaping the Night Raiders the first time, it spends the rest of its story arc underground.


First Appearance: Relic
First encountered by Jun Himeya almost immediately after he merged with Nexus, Galberos is a three-headed Space Beast used by Dark Mephisto to destroy Nexus after the defeat of Nosferu. It later reappeared to assist Mega Flash against Ultraman Nexus and the Night Raiders.

Arguably the most iconic Space Beast, Galberos has reappeared several more times in the Ultra Series, joining the original Showa continuity in Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle.


First Appearance: Warning
A flower-like Space Beast that terrorized humans with its incinerating pollen. It is with this abomination's debut does Dark Faust first appear and the struggle against the Space Beasts even grow darker than before.
  • Breath Weapon: A blast of burning pollen.
  • Foul Flower: Its face consists of a giant flower from where it sprays its flesh-disintegrating pollen.
  • Man-Eating Plant: Being a Space Beast, the man-eating comes naturally.
  • Meaningful Name: Named after the Rafflesia flower.
  • No Body Left Behind: Victims of its burning pollen are turned into piles of ash, though their clothes are left in their original condition.
  • Plant Aliens: A flower-like Space Beast.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Due to the "R-L" confusion in the Japanese language, Rafleya is sometimes called Lafleya.


First Appearance: Marionette
A rodent-like Space Beast used by Dark Mephisto, it possesses the ability to resurrect those it slays as its zombie-like servants, and among its victims is one that hits Komon far too close to home for him. Nosferu also has the notable of honor of being the Space Beast to appear in the most episodes, due to its regenerating powers.
  • Achilles' Heel: Its mouth as that's where its regeneration organ lies
  • From a Single Cell: The Night Raiders get a lot of trouble from Nosferu because of this.
  • Meaningful Name: After the famous cinema vampire.
  • Necromancer: Can revive the corpses of those it kills to act as servants to search for food.
  • Nightmare Face: A hideous mix of a naked mole-rat and a termite.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Not a literal vampire, but the rat-like appearance, the name and the ability to resurrect the humans he slays as his own minions are definitely intended to give him a vampire motif.
  • Overly Long Tongue: Can be used as a whip or a harpoon on unlucky humans.
  • Pet Monstrosity: To Dark Mephisto.
  • Punny Name: Nosferatu.
  • Rodents of Unusual Size: A giant rat Space Beast.
  • Tractor Beam: Nosferu can fire one from its head to trap humans inside its forehead, which it does to a little girl after it kills her parents and turns them into minions, horribly traumatizing her.
  • Wolverine Claws: Viciously long claws, which it uses to kill Dark Faust.
  • Your Size May Vary: Depending on the episode, Nosferu was either kaiju-sized or slightly taller than a human. Justified as when it regenerates, it must eat ravenously to grow in size whenever it regenerates.


First Appearance: Apocalypse
Relatively small Space Beasts that are encountered by Nagi and Mizorogi on the former's first Night Raiders' mission. Arakunia also appeared in a Bonus Episode where one attacks Shiori, but she is saved by Night Raiders and soon recruited.


First Appearance: Apocalypse
A relatively small amphibian-like Space Beast that appeared in the same mission in which Nagi and Mizorogi encountered Arakunia.

Despite Frogos' extremely minor appearance, it has reappeared a few more times in the Ultra Series (all of them just as brief). However, it received a size boost to match it up with standard Ultra monsters.


First Appearance: Cross Phase Trap
A rocky Space Beast able to phase through various sub-spaces, rendering it effectively invisible. As it attempts to make its way towards a small town, Night Raiders must set up a trap to prevent it from doing so, but in the process Negoro begins to find his first pieces of evidence of the team and their foes' existence.
  • Achilles' Heel: Because all of its powers are concentrated within its crystals, Golgolem is completely helpless if they are destroyed. However, they are able to regenerate.
  • Barrier Warrior: Can create a small shield in front of itself.
  • Breath Weapon: Fireballs from its Nested Mouths.
  • Energy Absorption: Golgolem's force field can do this to help quicken its crystals' regeneration.
  • Invisibility: Can phase in and out of our world to effectively do this.
  • Nested Mouths: At the very tip of its Overly Long Tongue — perfect for eating humans.
  • Overly Long Tongue: About the length of its body!
  • Power Crystal: Several on its back that act as the source of its phasing powers. They can be destroyed, but will regenerate given time.
  • Rock Monster: A big, quadrupedal one. Funny enough, the suit would later be used to make another quadruped rock monster - Gromite from Ultraman Mebius
  • Shock and Awe: Can shoot lightning from the yellow spots on its neck.


First Appearance: Cure
A horrid Space Beast used by Dark Mephisto to attract the attentions of the Night Raiders and Ultraman Nexus by opening up portals to its home, the Land of the Dead, at specific locations to attack victims and deliver a secret message to the heroes.
  • Body Horror: An asymmetrical mass of tentacles and tormented faces on legs
  • Breath Weapon: Explosive black smoke from its faces.
  • Combat Tentacles: Numerous, which it uses to snag victims from our world and drag them into the Land of the Dead.
  • Dimension Lord: Of the Land of the Dead, which it can open small portals to for snatching prey.
  • Eldritch Abomination: A Dimension Lord resembling a shambling mass of tormented faces and tentacles. Definitely.
  • Nightmare Face: Numerous in resemblance of The Scream.
  • Overly Long Tongue: Several of its faces have these which act as additional tentacles.
  • Thinking Up Portals: Kutuura can create small dimensional gates between the Land of the Dead and our world to send its tentacles through and ensnare prey.


First Appearance: Prophecy
A crustacean-scorpion Space Beast that becomes the first opponent of Ren Senjyu when he becomes Ultraman Nexus. This Space Beast's appearance also sees Unknown Hand begin to exert more direct influence on the situation as the entity begins to empower the Space Beasts it sends out.


First Appearance: Calling
A spider-like Space Beast that attacked hikers and campers from the safety of its fog and erased survivors' memories of its attacks. It also possesses the ability to telepathically call out humans to enter its territory, which results in Night Raiders making a surprise encounter with an amnesiac Mizorogi.

Banpira has reappeared several more times in the Ultra Series, becoming the first Space Beast to appear in the the Showa continuity when it fought Gomora in Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle.

Lizarias/Lizarias Golar

First Appearance: The Watcher
A saurian Space Beast that was initially destroyed very quickly by Ultraman Nexus. Unfortunately, a single piece survived the destruction and was reborn as the more powerful Lizarias Golar.

Bugbuzun Golar and Bugbuzun Brood
Above: Bugbuzun Golar
Below: Bugbuzun Brood

First Appearance: Ultraman Nexus EX: Shiori -Lost Memories-

A more powerful variant of the original Bugbuzun, Bugbuzun Golar spawns human-sized Bugbuzun Broods to eat humans and in turn be eaten for what the Broods gained from their hunts. They only appear in a Bonus Episode that takes place during the Ren Senjyu arc.

The Bugbuzun Broods reappear in the Ultraman X episode "Bond Unite", an Homage to Ultraman Nexus celebrating the 10th anniversary of the series' end.

  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: As per the original Bugbuzun.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Bugbuzun Golar is equipped with huge scythes in place of hands.
  • Breath Weapon: The Broods breathe a purple, sweet-smelling gas that dazes targets, allowing for easy consumption. Additionaly, if the prey escapes, it acts as a useful way of tracking them down.
  • Combat Tentacles: Used by the Golar in the same way as the normal Bugbuzun.
  • Elite Mook: Illustrator describes Bugbuzun Golar as being 300% more powerful than the first Bugbuzun.
  • Make My Monster Grow: The first of the human-sized Bugbuzun Broods encountered by Night Raiders get turned giant-sized by the Unknown Hand to fight Ultraman Nexus.
  • Mook Maker: Bugbuzun Golar creates Bugbuzun Broods to search for human prey. The Broods eat the humans and go back to their mother who eats them! Frighteningly, only the Bugbuzun Broods are seen when they return in Ultraman X, suggesting the Bugbuzun Golar is still out there...
  • Tunnel King: The Golar hides underground while the Broods do the dirty work.

Mega Flash

First Appearance: A.D. 2004
A flying Space Beast that became the first to appear in an urban region, revealing Ultraman Nexus and the Space Beasts' existence to the world and creating what was to be the greatest crisis so far for the Night Raiders.
  • Combat Tentacles: A weird variant as Mega Flash creates tentacles out of energy to snatch victims.
  • Flying Seafood Special: Something akin to a giant mix of a sea hare and a nautilus
  • Knight of Cerebus: The first Space Beast to attack a civilized region, making it one for TLT.
  • Power Nullifier: Mega Flash can generate a dome of energy that prevents Nexus from forming a Meta-Field, forcing him and the Space Beast to fight in the middle of the city.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: One of several Space Beasts.
  • Shock and Awe: Can shoot lightning bolts from its body.
  • Spin Attack: Mega Flash can spin itself rapidly in order to drill through earth when necessary.
  • Tractor Beam: Due to the fact that its tentacles are made of energy, they essentially work as such.
  • Villain Team-Up: With Galberos.


First Appearance: Farewell
A chimera formed by Unknown Hand from the remains of all the previous Space Beasts in an attempt to destroy Ultraman Nexus once and for all following Night Raiders' biggest victory yet against the Space Beasts.

    Other Characters 

Riko Saida

Portrayed by: Shion Nakamaru

"I... believed in you. Komon-kun, I know you would be able to protect everyone."
An artist who is Komon's girlfriend. She is a gentle and kindhearted young lady, but after Komon joins the Night Raiders, disturbing events in her life lead to a horrific discovery about her true identity...
  • Dead All Along: She was murdered by Mizorogi in 2008, the same day she first met Komon. She was then revived to serve as the human host for Dark Faust.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: After Dark Faust is defeated.
  • Killed Off for Real: One of the first characters to die in the show, a clear indication of what Nexus is.
  • People Puppet: Riko is being controlled by Dark Faust against her will.
  • Sanity Slippage: When she starts to recall memories of her death.
  • Taking the Bullet: Wills herself to take a blow from Nosferu to protect Komon as Dark Faust in episode 12. It ends in Dark Faust's defeat and her death.
  • Too Happy to Live: Riko was a cheerful artist from a loving family who had just met a Nice Guy that would become her boyfriend. Then, Mizorogi, Nosferu and Dark Faust came along...
  • Nature Lover: Spends most of her time at the zoo sketching drawings of animals.
  • Nice Girl: Her interactions with Komon and her family proves this.
  • Walking Spoiler: We know little about her other than she is an artist who is Komon's girlfriend and she wants him to meet with her family soon. When the truth about her comes to light, everything changes.

Negoro Jinzou

Portrayed by: Hiroshi Okouchi

A journalist who has known Himeya for a long time. Negoro believes that something big and mysterious is happening, but is being covered up by the authorities and sets out to uncover the truth.
  • The Alcoholic: Negoro is always seen drinking canned beer. Oddly, he has never appeared drunk on-screen.
  • Blind Alley: How he shakes off the Memory Police in episode 21.
  • Camera Fiend: Comes with being a journalist.
  • Conspiracy Theorist
  • Follow That Car: After he sees Himeya boarding a cab in episode 5, Negoro hails another cab and orders him to follow Himeya. He fails to catch Himeya though.
  • Jerkass: In his quest to expose the truth, Negoro does some pretty unethical stuff, such as:
    • Stalking Jun Himeya. He even enters Himeya's home without the latter's permission in episode 6.
    • Trying to trick Komon into revealing classified information in episode 16.
    • Stealing a memory card from a dead photographer's co-worker and publishing the photos as his own in episode 20.
  • Plagiarism in Fiction: Steals a memory card containing photos of Night Raiders fighting Golgolem and has it published under his name.

Megumi Sakuta

A young woman who works at a newspaper office. Himeya was her co-worker.

  • Nice Girl: Friendly, polite, helpful and genuinely concerned about Himeya, especially after he came back from the war.

The Visitors

A mysterious race of aliens who came to Earth around the same that the first Space Beasts appeared. They originate from the M80 Nebula in the constellation of Scorpius, the same place the Space Beasts originated from.
  • The Atoner: They created Dark Zagi in an attempt to clone Ultraman Noa to create a protector for their kind. Instead he turned out evil and the Visitors are trying to help protect humanity from their mistake.
  • Benevolent Alien Invasion: They came to Earth to help humanity fight the Space Beasts as they created the one who's controlling the monsters.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: That jellyfish aquarium in Illustrator's lair? That's them.
  • Imported Alien Phlebotinum: Almost all of TLT's technology is based on those of the Visitors, including the memory erasure.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Their species' true name is never revealed.
  • Starfish Aliens: They resemble jellyfish and are also portrayed by live jellyfish.
  • Telepathy: They speak entirely in this manner. TLT established the Prometheus Project to create humans who could directly communicate back to them.


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