The list of characters for Ultraman Z. Although Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Absolute Conspiracy is a prequel to the aforementioned series, their character list goes here to accommodate its growing cast members.
- Voiced by: Tasuku Hatanaka, Patrick Yu (Ultra Z Riser voice)
- Accidental Murder: Kills one of the two attacking Red Kings in episode 11, until we learn that it's actually protecting their egg. Something that Haruki realized way too late.
- Always Second Best: A form example; despite Delta Rise Claw shaping up to be the Mid-Season Upgrade, Alpha Edge and Beta Smash are still above it in terms of flight speed and arm strength respectively.
- Ascended Fanboy: He is attracted to Zero's exploits and wish to become his student. When Genegarg made its way to Earth and Zero was temporarily put out of commission by Bullton, he was entrusted with the Z Riser to fight on Earth like Seven and Leo (Zero's father and master respectively) were in their prime years.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: He listed all the great feats of Zero, the last one being him not having a major rank in the Space Garrison. This unknowingly ticks his idol off.
- Badass Baritone: Z's grunts sounded very deep and intimidating. He still retains his tenor-sounding voice when he speaks.
- Badass Fingersnap: Gamma Future frequently does this whenever he invokes his magical attacks.
- Berserk Button: The only thing that can upset Z is if you lose the Z Riser by accident or said device being stolen. Haruki gets called out twice by the Ultra himself when Juggler stole the Riser to create his own and when it fell into Yuka's possession while being kidnapped by two Alien Pitts.
- Beyond the Impossible: Delta Rise Claw serves as this to combat Greeza, a being of non-existence. The fact that Greeza is the embodiment of the void and it requires the power that defies logic to defeat him, and Z had a hunch about combining the power of three Ultramen — two of them (Zero and Geed) who had a personal beef with the other (Belial). Juggler makes the formula possible by having Celebro cough up the Belial medal for Haruki, and the end result is Belial's medal resonating with Zero and Geed's to power up into their Rise Medals mode. It also helps that one of Delta Rise Claw's component includes Ultraman Zero Beyond.
- Forcing the Belial Atrocious medal through sheer force of will also counts as any attempt to use a transformation collectible involving Belial's powers results in a backlash on the user. Not unlike Gai who has to undergo an breakdown (read: giving in to negative emotions) in order to activate Belial's card. Riku is exempted from this rule as he is Belial's son and the evil Ultra's blood runs in his veins.
- Blue Is Heroic: His main coloration is blue, although its mixed with bits of silver, red and grey.
- Brought to You by the Letter "S": Z's Color Timer is in the shape of, fittingly enough, a Z.
- Contrasting Sequel Main Character:
- While Ultraman Taiga and Z are start out as equally fresh and starting out Ultramen, their similarities end with Z being a disciple of Ultraman Zero while Taiga is the son of Ultraman Taro. The tentative Z also proves to be much more inexperienced than Taiga in several ways despite being more soft-spoken and patient than the much more Hot-Blooded and eager Taiga. Also, while Taiga was clearly insecure and anxious about living up to the legacy of his father, Z, on the other hand, embraces the concept wholeheartedly and boldly follows in the footsteps of his mentor.
- Also to Ultraman Orb and Ultraman Geed as far as the how their Fusion Dance forms are concerned. While Orb was able to do a triple fusion form (Orb Trinity), Z's forms require three Ultras to access one of his forms. On the other hand, both Orb and Geed use the powers of the original Ultraman to access their base fusion forms, Z combines Ultraman's powers with that of Ultraman Ace and Ultraman Taro, which make up his all-out offensive form, Beta Smash.
- One more to Ultraman Orb and Ultraman Geed is how they fight with their alternate forms. When it comes to switching forms Haruki and Z are considerably more liberal about it than Riku as Geed. Riku typically started in his Primitive form then powered up to an alternate. If he had to switch more it was usually for an extremely tough opponent. Haruki's style is very 'figure out what works' where it isn't unusual to see him use all the forms he has up to that point in a fight if even briefly.
- Doppleganger Attack: Z's Gamma Future can create a clone of Tiga, Dyna and Gaia. Despite being called illusions they can still fire beam attacks.
- Dynamic Entry: As with Ultraman Taro, Orb Burnmite, and even Taro's son Taiga, Z Beta Smash appears with multiple backflips ending with a Diving Kick; the only main difference is that Z dishes out a dropkick.
- Geometric Magic: Gamma Future can create a circular Ultra Barrier with magical runes and seals, best demonstrated with the Z Aias.
- Hour of Power: While Z can become human-sized, it severely drains his energy to do so, as a result, he can only last 50 seconds before reverting back.
- Kid Hero: Z stated that his age is 5,000 years old. Considering that his master, Zero, is 5,900 years old (equivalent to 18-20 human years) and his predecessor Taiga being 4,800 years old (analogous to a Japanese HS student in their first year), Z is probably somewhere in-between 17-18 years old.
- Laser Blade: Scanning the Zoffy, Jack, and Father of Ultra Ultra Medals in the Z Riser allows Z to generate one from his Z Riser, allowing him to perform the M78 Style Shining Tornado Slash finisher, striking his target with a energy buzzsaw after leaving them helpless inside a tornado he creates with said blade.
- Fighter, Mage, Thief: In order of this trope, Beta Smash, Gamma Future and Alpha Edge fulfills all three of these roles.
- Foil: To his predecessor, Ultraman Taiga. Age gaps aside (Z being 5,000 years old while Taiga is 4,800) and their appearance together in the upcoming Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Absolute Conspiracy, both of them start off as inexperienced, yet hot-blooded Ultra warriors. Taiga has been on Earth for 12 years while Z is unaccustomed to the planet's culture upon his first entry. Both of them are related to Ultraman Zero and one of the Ultra Brothers — Taiga is Zero's second cousin and have met midway in his series and used some of his beam attacks through the Plasma Zero-let, whereas Z is Zero's disciple taken in out of Hero Worship and his master's Medal being used his Alpha Edge and Delta Rise Claw forms. The fact that Taiga is the son of Ultraman Taro and Ultraman Ace later revealed as Z's godfather, it helps not only that Ace and Taro are adoptive brothers, it is because they were raised by Father of Ultra.
- Inelegant Blubbering: The 22nd voice drama has him crying over failing the written exam, partly due to Zero being misinformed that Sevengar was under Leo's ownership instead of his father.
- Master-Apprentice Chain: He's the latest addition to the chain that started with Seven, followed by Leo and Zero. Unlike the other two, Z wasn't forced into the chain, but willingly sought to become part of it.
- Multiform Balance: Like Orb and Geed before him, Z's Ultra Z Riser allows him to use mishmash forms based on past Ultras. The only difference is that Z is at the very least has an accessible main form since the start of his series.
- Original: Z's true form. Despite his training from Zero, Z is yet to be a full fledged Ultra Warrior, hence Zero compares his strength to half of, or a 1/3 of an experienced Ultra. The Ultra Fusion serve as power-ups to compensate for what he lacked for his strength.
- Alpha Edge: An Ultra Fusion that utilizes the Master-Apprentice Chain of Seven, Leo and Zero. In addition to speed, Z can utilize martial arts in his combat.
- Beta Smash: An Ultra Fusion that utilizes the Ultra Brothers members Ultraman, Ace and Taro, giving Z the fighting prowess of a wrestler and brute strength.
- Gamma Future: An Ultra Fusion that utilizes the first three Heisei Ultras; Tiga, Dyna and Gaia. They provide Z with tricky techniques and beam attacks.
- Delta Rise Claw: An Ultra Fusion that utilizes the Ultraman Geed Ultras in Zero Beyond, Geed, and Belial Atrocious. This gives Z the ability to summon an energy storm and is the only one capable of wielding the Beliarok.
- Sigma Breastar: An game-only Ultra Fusion that utilizes Ultras strongly associated with Ultraman; Zoffy, Tiga, and Mebius. They provide Z with fire and ice abilities mixed with Tiga's ability to channel power and speed.
- People Puppets: Like his master, he's able to force Haruki to transform, as he does it in episode 7 to fight the human-sized Valis Raiders as his human-sized Original Form.
- Power Makes Your Voice Deep: While Z's grunts already have a deep baritone to begin with, Beta Smash makes it even deeper, befitting the muscular appearance of the form. Gamma Future also has a metallic deep voice. Strangely enough, whenever Z just talks, he doesn't speak in the same deep tone.
- Shoryuken: Beta Smash's Zestium Upper works in this fashion.
- Shout-Out: Beta Smash's overall appearance pays (unintended) homage to Redman.
- Shock and Awe: By having Haruki scan the Cosmos, Nexus, and Mebius Ultra Medals, he's able to use the Lightning Generade finisher, striking his targets with powerful lightning.
- Spell My Name with an "S": The English press release refers to the show as "Ultraman Z" but the character as "Ultraman Zett". In Japan there's no real difference between the two, but Western English speakers would be likely to pronounce the letter as "Zee" if Tsuburaya didn't indicate otherwise. As of later media, Tsuburaya started to pronounce the Ultra as "Z" instead of "Zett" to make him in lieu with the series.
- The Stoic: Subverted. He is only presented like this to Haruki in a monotone and emotionless voice, akin to how most Ultras in the Land of Light before him were known to portray themselves this way in front of their human host. Otherwise, he is basically a joyful Ascended Fanboy who gets to be Zero's disciple.
- Summon Magic: Gamma Illusion allows Z to summon projections of Tiga, Dyna and Gaia.
- Sword Beam: By scanning Ginga, X and Orb Medals, it doesn't give him Geed's Galaxy Rising, but only Geed's Galaxy Burst energy arc.
- Talking Weapon: Beliarok, a sword created from Geed's Belial Factor and the space needle embedded in Greeza, can talk and wil refuse to work with Z unless he's given a reason to fight.
- Token Minority: Despite being an Ultra working under the Space Garrison, he is implied not to be from the Land of Light according to the 8th voice drama.
- Verbal Tic: Upon meeting Haruki the latter can't help but comment that Z speaks strangely. He seems to have a habit of adding 'Ultra' to phrases, as a result of still learning Japanese. Instead of being in peril he's in ultra-peril.
- Weapon of Choice: He has three that he can use depending on the situation.
- The Ultra Z Riser in its bigger mode allows him to use special attacks from scanning his medals.
- The Z Lance Arrow allows him to utilize fire and ice.
- Beliarok is a powerful Talking Weapon that can only be used as Delta Rise Claw.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Aside from being his student, Z wanted to be acknowledged as one by his master, Zero.
- Whip It Good: Zestium Drive works in a similar fashion as Tiga's Tiga Slicer, Dyna's Dyna Slash (or Flash Cycler) and Gaia's Photon Edge.
- Wrestler in All of Us: Beta Smash, complete with a mask and muscular body. Hell, even in the preview for episode has Z doing what appears to be the RKO.
- Yin-Yang Bomb: Since Delta Rise Claw was created from the power of their components' intense rivalries, Z harnesses the power of 2/3 light (Zero Beyond and Geed) and 1/3 darkness (Belial Atrocious), with the Beliarok further added to the latter. The game-exclusive Sigma Breastar form also counts for the simultaenous use of flame and ice powers at a time.
- Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano
For tropes relating to him in general, see here.
- Badass Cape: His new cape was given to him by Leo in anticipation of the dangers in the universe. The official website even goes as far as to claim it as a multipurpose tool.
- Badass Teacher: Like his father, Seven and master, Leo before him, Zero continues the master-apprentice chain with Z, albeit it is a matter of reluctance.
- Big Brother Mentor: Z sees him as this, but the feeling isn't mutual on Zero's part.
- Big Damn Heroes: Shows up in Episode 7 just in time to allow Z and Geed to rally when Kaburagi's switching Belial Fusion Monsters puts them in a tight spot.Zero: "If you're going to call yourself my disciple, then show some spirit!"
- Cool Big Bro: Although this has been hinted by past Ultra Series installments in the New Gen era, the voice drama made it clear that he's usually looked up to by many younger Ultras due to his big brother-like approach, if Z's claims were to be true.
- But Now I Must Go: Instead of joining Z to recover the stolen medals, Zero decided to leave all affairs on Earth to his student and Haruki as he departed back to the Land of Light.
- Casting Gag: His suit actor is Satoru Okabe, reprising his role as Zero since Ultraman Geed where he is the Big Brother Mentor to the title Ultra. What makes it interesting is that Okabe also portrays Juggler's Majin form in this series, thus both Haruki and Z are somewhat mentored by the same person behind different suits.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: The Shining Star Drive from Shining Zero allows him to reverse time and escape Bullton, but it cost him a lot of energy, explaining the delay of his arrival on Earth.
- Dislikes the New Guy: Zero isn't keen enough on taking Z as his student, but reluctantly does so as the latter's incessant praising ticks him off.
- Fusion Dance: The 2020 installment of Ultraman Fusion Fight arcade game showcased his new form, Gransabered Zero, using the assets of Ultraman, Ultraseven and Ultraman Ace. According to Zero in the voice drama, he conceptualizes it as an extension of his Zero Slugger while complementing them with more slicing abilities and beam attacks.
- In-Universe Factoid Failure: Aside from the implication that he didn't attend school, Zero seems to lack knowledges on certain monsters such as Neronga and misinterpreted Sevengar's owner being Leo instead of his crippled (at the time) father. The latter came to bite him when Z failed the entrance exam for Space Garrison because of it.
- My God, What Have I Done?: The fact that Z failed the entrance exam above has Zero came to the realization that he is at fault for giving the wrong information.
- Passing the Torch: With Bullton transporting Zero, he entrusted the Z Riser and the first three medals to Z, wanting the young Ultra to reclaim the stolen medals from Genegarg.
- Red Is Heroic: His Gransabered Zero form sports maroon reddish color.
- Skipping School: Its implied from second Voice Drama episode that Zero didn't actually attend school like Z did, as he's as clueless as to which invisible monster did Ultraman fight in his prime years (Neronga) and was avoiding the subject of school life when Z asked him about it.
- Trapped in Another World: His fate at the start of the series, courtesy of Bullton. He escaped it at some point by using Shining Star Drive to rewind time to before he was trapped, but had to rest as a result of using the technique.
- Troll: Happens in the seventh voice drama. Knowing that Zero is more than likely to avoid teaching Z after promising to do it the next day, Zero uses Shining form to push the time a day behind and is implied to have enjoy seeing his wannabe student lamenting his master's abuse of time manipulation.
Riku Asakura/Ultraman Geed
- Portrayed by: Tatsuomi Hamada
In Ultraman Z, Riku first appears chasing the revived Gillvalis who recently destroyed his Geed Riser in a fight, and soon enough teams up with Z to combat the Devil's Splinters and reveals a big secret about them.
For tropes relating to Riku Asakura and/or Ultraman Geed in general, see here.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Although he fails to see his kidnapper (Celebro), Riku can only beg to let his father's legacy rest in peace as his DNA was harvested for Belial's essence.
- Badass in Distress: Celebro has the Valis Raiders capture Riku to harvest pure Belial DNA within him in order to create a stable Ultraman Belial Medal.
- Happens again in episode 15, where Riku lets Greeza absorb him in a vain attempt to obtain the "space needle" inside it, forcing Haruki and Z to hustle to save him before he's completely absorbed by the kaiju.
- Big Eater: By the time we see Riku in episode 7, he had eaten several bowls of instant ramen in STORAGEs office. Helps that he hadn't been eaten for days since participating in the Devil Splinter cleansing missions.
- Blue Is Heroic: Galaxy Rising is featured as a dominantly dark blue giant in contrast to his red, black and silver Primitive, while ironically keeping the Primitive head.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: The spikes on his elbows glow and become bigger for Galaxy Cutting attacks.
- By the Power of Grayskull!: While Riku continues his trend to say a form-specific phrase before transforming, he switches his usual "You Go! I Go! Here We Go!" to " Live! Unite! Up!" with the medals of Ginga, X, and Orb appearing with each word, before loading them into his Riser.
- Galaxy Rising: "Assemble! Glittering Stars!"
- Call-Back: Riku's new call-out not only references the phrases Ginga, X, and Orb's respective Transformation Trinkets used while transforming, but matches the pattern of the phrases he used with his forms in Ultraman Fusion Fight! Capsule Fusion, as opposed to his in-series forms.note
- Good Counterpart: Galaxy Rising's appears to be a heroic version of the late Belial's Atrocious form.
- Demoted to Extra: Is a supporting character in Ultraman Z.
- Drama-Preserving Handicap: Geed would have had all the access to his Fusion Rises and could have proven to be more than a support to Z if his Geed Riser had been in good condition. That being said, he gains the Z Riser as an alternative and a new form that he sticks to while giving Z enough focus in the series. Before regaining his Geed Riser in his last appearance in the series.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Inverted example. Despite the atrocities made by Belial and even leaving his legacy in the form of Devil Splinters, Riku still cares for his late father at best. When Celebro harvests his DNA for Belial, Riku begged to stop the process and let his father's legacy rest in peace.
- Fake Shemp: Riku's physical appearance in episode 15 was recycled and modified scenes from Ultraman Geed, with his actor dubbed over as if he's talking to Haruki through telepathy.
- Foil: To Juggler. As they both come from a previous New Generation Hero season and first encountered Gillvalis in their team-up movie. Riku is the main protagonist in the season that came after Orb, whereas Juggler is Orb's rival. Here, Riku serves as the secondary Ultra, albeit an inversion of Zero's role in his home series. Whereas Juggler is the pseudo-Evil Mentor to Haruki and the captain of STORAGE while keeping up with his charade as Hebikura.
- Generation Xerox: His position in the series is not unlike Zero from his home series. They first arrive chasing down an enemy to the Earth that Geed and Z take place in respectively, following the loss of their unique transformation item/bracelet and being forced to use the current series' one in their place. Though unlike Zero, his device is fixed midway through the series, rather than at the very end.
- I Choose to Stay: Subverted. Riku wanted to stay behind in handling the Devil Splinter case on Haruki's Earth, but the young man reassured that both him and Z will take care of Earth.
- In-Series Nickname: Aside from Haruki and Juggler, no one else in STORAGE seems to know his name. Yuka instantly calls him the "nasty-eyed Ultraman".
- It May Help You on Your Quest: Geed gave Z his personalized Ultra Medal in case if anything bad happened to him. Sure enough, Z used it as one of the components of Delta Rise Claw to save Geed from Greeza. Since his Geed Riser was already repaired by Hikari, Geed also gave Haruki the Medals that make up Galaxy Rising, as he has no need for them and assumed that his junior will use them in any way in the future.
- Mr. Exposition: Reveals that the Devil Splinters are fragments of Belial's body imbued with his powers, explaining why they drive monsters berserk.
- Multiform Balance: Although he never invokes this one in series, the forms he appear on-screen were:
- Primitive: His default form through the Geed Riser, appearing in flashback and episode 15 after his old Riser was restored. As demonstrated by the toy version of Z Riser, Riku could theoretically assume Primitive simply by inserting his card like how Z assumed a human sized form in episode 8.
- Galaxy Rising: A form used for alternative after his Geed Riser was damaged through Ginga, X and Orb Medals. It serves as an upgrade over the overall balanced Primitive, but is capable of exerting speed, strength and beam attacks like Zero Beyond in his home series.
- Tetrite Cross: A form exclusive to Ultraman Fusion Fight! Z Heat, by scanning Jack, Cosmos and Nexus Medals. Geed is capable of manipulating barriers and uses Counter Style fighting technique that exerts both defensive and offensive tactics.
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: Since his Geed Riser was damaged in the fight against Gillvalis, he's forced to use a Z Riser given to him by Ultraman Hikari as a replacement. Once he got the item fixed, Riku still keeps the Z Riser, but gives Haruki his set of Medals instead.
- Older and Wiser: Riku grows into an even more experienced New Generation Ultra than the last time we saw him. To say he's wise beyond his years would be an understatement.
- The Phoenix: Galaxy Rising's Animal Motifs appear to be this, as he is also seen generating said bird before unleashing Wrecking Phoenix.
- There is also a symbolism going around here: Geed was originally defeated by Gillvalis and his Geed Riser damaged. The Z Riser and Ultra Medals provided by Hikari is his alternative to transform. In a way, Galaxy Rising is the phoenix (Geed) rising from the ashes of Geed Riser's destuction.
- Power Gives You Wings: His Tetrite Cross form unveils a pair of angelic wings in contrast to his demon of a father.
- Put On The Bus: Riku leaves Haruki's Earth to Ultraman Z, in order to deal with the Devil Splinter scattered through the multiverse. His brief return in episode 15 also ends the same way.
- Real Men Wear Pink: He has a shade of magenta for the in-game form Tetrite Cross.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: His duo with Haruki/Ultraman Z appears to be this with the latter two being the blue to Riku/Geed's Red Is Heroic.
- Secret Keeper: Forms a pact with Juggler to keep his identity as Hebikura a secret from Haruki, as he likewise put Riku's double life as Geed in the dark from all STORAGE members.
- Senpai Kohai: Both Riku and Geed are treated as seniors to both Haruki and Z despite the latter two being older than the former. Z sees Geed as a senior due to sharing the same master (Zero), but Geed brushes off aside that Zero only mentors him in life lessons and not the actual combat skills.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Although he only visits this Earth twice during the series, his first visit leads to the creation of the Belial Medal, and his second visit leads to the creation of Beliarok.
- Transformation Trinket: After his Geed Riser was destroyed by Gillvalis, Riku obtained the Z Riser as his alternative transformation device, courtesy of Ultraman Hikari.
- Weapon of Choice: As Galaxy Rising, he can summon the Z Riser as a bigger weapon in place of the Geed Claw.
- Wrecked Weapon: His Geed Riser, courtesy of a revived Gillvalis. Hikari gets it fixed in episode 15, allowing him to pass the Ginga, X, and Orb Medals to Haruki.
- The Worf Effect: Invoked. Apparently since Gillvalis had fought Geed before, he was able to blast Geed before he had the chance to use the Giga Finalizer or transforming into Ultimate Final, rendering him in human form while the Geed Riser was damaged. If it wasn't for Pega delivering the Z Riser, Riku would have been at the genocidal A.I's nonexistent mercy.
- Voiced by: Yuki Ono
- Abnormal Ammo: The Deathcium Fang unleashes a giant Belial head that gets bigger as he approaches the opponent and swallows them.
- Above Good and Evil: Despite being created to counter an Eldritch Abomination and was given the power of a dark Ultra, Beliarok considers himself above the terms of good and evil, so long that each side is able to entertain him.
- Anti-Hero: The Beliarok doesn't fight for heroic reasons and gets to choose who he deems worthy of wielding him. That said, Haruki properly introducing himself and answering his question lead to the sentient blade siding with him and Z.
- Blood Knight: He seems to have a taste for fighting stronger opponents, basing his chosen wielder over who can bring him more "interesting things to cut". He chooses to stick with Harukinote as he believes the young man's unpredictable fate will eventually bring him the strongest opponents to face.
- Catchphrase: Whenever someone new tries to wield him, he usually shocks them before asking this question, only allowing them to touch him if he likes the answer.Beliarok: "Before you touch me, I ask you this... Once you take hold of me, what will you do?"
- Cool Sword: He's a living sword with Belial's head as a Basket-hilt to protect Z's hand.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Played With. He has Belial's powers and is created by tapping into Geed's Belial DNA, but is not an evil entity on his own right. He's not good either though, as he merely fights to amuse himself.
- Disney Death: In the final episode he seems to die absorbing the D4 Ray, but comes back at the end of the episode, revealing that he is immortal.
- Empathic Weapon: Its originally non-sentient. That is, until it came in contact with Geed's Belial DNA.
- Finishing Move: He can access three of them when the user presses the button on the back of his head. His finishing moves are Deathcium Slash, Deathcium Fang and Deathcium Claw.
- Identical Stranger: The sword looks like Belial and has the late Ultra's powers, not to mention his voice actor too. However, he's not Belial reborn as he merely sampled Belial's DNA to create his form and has no other ties to him.
- Immortality: Per his own words, which is proven by him seemingly getting blown up by absorbing the D4 Ray from Destrudos in the series finale but coming back unscathed at the end. It appears to be regeneration of some kind
- Meaningful Name: The Beliarok is named after Belial and Ragnarök, an apocalyptic event in the Norse mythology.
- Nominal Hero: Like Juggler, Beliarok will also play the role of a hero if he feels like it, such example being assisting Z and Haruki in disposing Kemur's bomb and splitting Kaori from the alien. This was before the duo discovered that he is able to do so.
- Only the Chosen May Wield: The only form that Ultraman Z can wield with this weapon is the Delta Rise Claw, since it has Belial Atrocious' power added to the mix. In addition, the sentient weapon picks who's worthy of using him, and will switch owners based on his whims.
- Pet the Dog: Beliarok could have just keep himself silent from revealing his ability to save Kaori and removing Kemur's bomb into a pocket dimension, but his offering for assistance is the closest thing he did to a form of heroism.
- Sizeshifter: He's capable of changing his own size, as he shrinks from a giant-sized sword to a tiny sword after Z Delta Rise Claw retreats from his battle with Alien Barossa, and then slightly enlarges to allow a human-sized Alien Barossa to fight Juggler in a swordfight.
- Space "X": Originally a space sewing needle that's required to sew Greeza shut.
- Sword Beam: In Alien Barossa II's hands, he can unleash the Final Break energy slash attack. Beliarok calls it as lame and instantly left the alien for someone more worthy of his possession.
- Talking Weapon: To be expected for a sword with Belial's head.
- Zorro Mark: The Deathcium Slash carves a "Z" mark out of energy before the opponent detonates.
As a whole
- Badass Cape: Starting from Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends, the core six members are seen wearing capes as a sign of their authority. Leo also wears his own cape, which he inherited from Ultraman King.
- Blood Brothers: Save for Leo and Astra as genuine brothers, the entire team members consider each others as if their own siblings and had a sheer bond towards each others. Although Z was not a part of this team, he addresses some of the older team members as "Nii-san" (big brothers) and a few of the teaching figures as "Sensei" (teachers).
- Cool Big Bro: Z sees them this way, hence the reason why most of their Ultra Medals has Z calling them Nii-san, with exceptions of Seven and Leo for obvious reasons.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: When Z sought to collect their feelings of gratitude for the first Ultraman in Ultraman Day 2020 video, the other five of the main six Brothers comply to his wish.
ZoffyThe leader of the Ultra Brothers and the Captain of the Inter Galactic Defense Force. In Chapter 2 of Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Absolute Conspiracy, a younger Zoffy was an old friend of Father and Mother of Ultra and even a pre-FaceHeel Turn Belial during their fight against Alien Empera.
For tropes relating to Zoffy in general, see here.
- Voiced by: Koichi Toshima (Ultraman Day)
For tropes relating to Ultraman in general, see here.
- Chekhov's Gun: In Ultraman Day 2020 video, he teaches the Cross Touch (crossing their right arms to each others) to Z as a way to signify their bonds. This appears in episode 13 of the original series where Z reconciles with Haruki during their Heroic BSoD and does the same Cross Touch to mend their bonds again.
UltrasevenZero's father and the direct apprentice to Ultraman Leo, who also mentored Zero during his banishment.
For tropes relating to Ultraseven in general, see here.
- The Ghost: He is frequently mentioned by Zero in the Voice Drama of his time on Earth, such as his use of Capsule Monsters and how he give Leo the Training from Hell.
- Master-Apprentice Chain: The starting one of this chain that eventually ended with Z as of now. Like his son, Seven has complex feelings in regards to Z, appearing cold at first glance but gives his gratitude to the young warrior during the events for Ultraman Day 2020. In addition, Z calls Seven as "Shisho", meaning teacher, out of the core six Ultra Brothers.
Ultraman JackThe third Ultra that was assigned to protect Earth, succeeding Seven.
For tropes relating to Ultraman Jack in general, see here.
- Weapon of Choice: His Ultra Lance in general. In Ultraman Day 2020, Z is required to display his skill with Jack's Ultra Lance, doing so to obtain his gratitude.
- Voiced by: Keiji Takamine (speaking voice), Gorō Naya (stock grunts)
For tropes relating to Ultraman Ace in general, see here.
- Big Damn Heroes: Ace appears in the middle of Z's struggle against Baraba and join forces with the young Ultra.
- Back for the Dead: The Ace Blade returns after decades of misuse... and was soon snapped in half by Baraba grabbing it with its sickle hand then slammed it with his mace hand.
- Break Out the Museum Piece: His Ace Blade returned after fading from obscurity back in his home series... and s
- Continuity Nod: Ace quoted Yapool's line from episode 42 of his old series to Barabas while holding his barrier.Ultraman Ace: Yapool, you once said that victors must live on bearing the malice of those who have fallen. Even so, I... we Ultras will fight on! Until the day this universe is at peace!
- Cool Sword: His Ace Blade, finally returning from its long absence in the Ultra Series.
- Papa Wolf: Godfather he is, but Ace is quick to come to Z in fighting against Barabas.
- Red Baron: Is called the "Master of Beam Techniques" for his variety of beam techniques. More specifically, his Sword Beam techniques, of which he became famous for in his own series.
- The Reveal: Ace was the person to gave Z his name, therefore making him a godfather to the young warrior. The name itself is the last letter in English alphabet, but its true meaning is for Z to be the "last hero" who brings peace to the universe.
Ultraman TaroThe sixth member of the Ultra Brothers. In chapter 2 of Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Absolute Conspiracy, a young Taro was one of the prominent characters in Tregear's past.
For tropes relating to Ultraman Taro in general, see here.
- A Day in the Limelight: His interactions with Tregear is also focused in the Chapter 2 of TAC, complete with a younger voice actor.
- Retcon: He is the subject of one in Riku's flashback when he explains the origin of Devil Splinter, being stated to be pieces of Belial's flesh laying around back when he sustained injuries during his active days fighting. So how does Taro got involved? During the flashback, an improvised scene from Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends was demonstrated where Taro managed to shoot his Storium Ray to Belial's shoulder despite the original movie has Belial perfectly avoiding the attack.
Ultraman 80The successor of Ultraman Leo as Earth's protector, appearing in year 1980 (his namesake) after 5 years when Earth was initially devoid of monsters. He appears in the Voice Drama for a brief moment after Z attended his class.
For tropes relating to 80 in general, see here.
- Badass Teacher: He is still working as a teacher even after leaving Earth, with the young Ultras in the Land of Light as his students. Taiga and Z are also among of his students as well.
- Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama
For tropes relating to Mebius in general, see here.
- Character Development: A far cry from Mirai in home series, Mebius has become a lot more sociable with others while still being modest at the same time. Whereas Mirai was a Naïve Newcomer, Mebius gets to the point where he even Trolls Zero of all people.
- Don't Call Me "Sir": He doesn't like being called "Niisan" by Z, possibly out of being humble as he stated that he still has a lot to learn.
- The Gadfly: To Zero no less when it comes to discussing about Z. Its one of his departure from his days as a Rookie Red Ranger from his home series.
- Humble Hero: Despite being one of the Ultra Brothers, Mebius made it clear to Z that he still has a lot to learn. And unlike Zero's Jerk with a Heart of Gold attitude, Mebius is a Nice Guy through and through, and is more than happy to have Z as a student (though he was more likely Trolling Zero at that moment).
- Troll: In the 21st episode of Z and Zero Voice Drama, Mebius teased Zero a lot of times after seeing through his blatant attempt to deny Z as his disciple. After saying that he wanted to have Z as his student, it apparently managed to catch Zero off-guard.Mebius: I might just make him my disciple.
Zero: Me-Mebius you...
Mebius: *laughs* I'm just kidding. You need to be honest with yourself.
Zero: Sh-shut up!
Ultraman HikariThe last addition to the Ultra Brothers, a member of the Blue Tribe and a scientist who has been active since the original Ultraman's era. In Ultraman Z, he was responsible for creating the Ultra Z Riser and the Ultra Medals.
For tropes relating to Hikari in general, see here.
- Continuity Nod: Ever wondering why the Z Riser functions similar to the Geed Riser from Ultraman Geed? The voice drama reveals that it is indeed an upgrade from the former device.
- Gadgeteer Genius: He created the Z Riser in order to fight against the Devil Splinter cases in outer space. It also becomes Z and Geed's Transformation Trinket, the latter being its replacement to his wrecked Geed Riser.
- The Ghost: He was mentioned only in name in Ultraman Z and the accompanying voice drama. The Absolute Conspiracy is his only live appearance.
- I Gave My Word: The voice drama reveals Hikari would name the device to the person volunteering to be his beta tester. Zero offers his student Z, and Hikari keeps his promise by naming it Ultra Z Riser.
- History Repeats: Unfortunately for Hikari, the Ultra Z Riser gets stolen by a Celebro-possessed Genegarg, just like his previous invention, Geed Riser by Kei Fukuide.
Voice-Drama exclusive characters
- Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki
For tropes pertaining to Glen Fire in general, see here.
- Badass Boast: Perhaps a lot like Zero in general, he is way excited to meet Z in general, teasing Zero for having a student.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In spite of his Large Ham tendencies, he is visibly nice to Z in general and voices his interest to have the young Ultra under his wing.
- Voiced by: Miyu Irino
For tropes pertaining to Jean-nine in general, see here.
- Berserk Button: Putting up with Z's antics of Accidental Misnaming and learning that Zero told the former of his embarassing past was enough to re-trigger the Jean-killer persona into mindlessly firing rockets at the two Ultras.
- Continuity Nod: Z briefly mistook Jean-nine for Moroboshi-kun, but the robot corrected that it was the name of their Pigmon pet, one that they adopted from Ultra Zero Fight.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Once his eyes turn red, it signals an Oh, Crap! moment to Zero...Yo... you're eyes are turning red... I kind of prefer them yellow...
- Voiced by: Wataru Komada
For tropes pertaining to Ultraman Ribut in general, see here.
GAFJ (Global Allied Forces Japan)
As a wholeSTORAGE is the anti-monster robot team founded by GAFJ to combat daily monster attacks using giant robots. Four members, lead by Captain Hebikura, usually participate in the front lines either by piloting the SAA units or staying in the mission control room, while the rest are mechanics tasked in maintaining the robots after each sortie.
- Breaking the Fellowship: Kuriyama decided to disband STORAGE after they defy his orders on using the unethical D4 Ray.
- True Companions: Hebikura's team and Inaba's mechanics regarded each others as close as they had to family members, and they even enjoy their day off together as a team.
- Two Girls to a Team: Hebikura's team has an equal number of men and women, totaling it into four.
- Played by: Kohshu Hirano
- Badass Baritone: Sports a deep voice evocative of Gai Kurenai.
- Brought Down to Badass: When Juggler "borrows" the Z Riser Haruki despairs a moment before remembering he's still a trained giant robot pilot and uses Sevenger to rescue Yoko from freezing to death.
- But Now I Must Go: Following the defeat of Destrudos, Haruki leaves Earth alongside Z to protect innocents all across the Universe.
- By the Power of Grayskull!: After loading his Access Card into the Z Riser and taking 3 specific Medals from his Medal Holder, he shouts a form-specific phrase before loading each Medal individually into the Riser, announcing each medal with form-specific honorific, and scanning them over his Access Card.
- Alpha Edge: "Space Martial Arts, the Inherited Technique! Master Zero! Master Seven! Master Leo!"
- Beta Smash: "Burn in scarlet flames, the Power of Courage! Brother Ultraman! Brother Ace! Brother Taro!"
- Gamma Future: "Phantasmagoria, the Mystic Lights! Mister Tiga! Mister Dyna! Mister Gaia!"
- Delta Rise Claw: "Swallow the Darkness, Golden Storm! Master Zero! Mister Geed! Belial!"
- Catchphrase: Has two, albeit on the Verbal Tic side of the spectrum. Both of which sharing the same quirk with Z:
- Take this!note
- Cool Gate: The Z Riser allows Haruki to access Hero's Gate in order to communicate with Z. Within the Inner Space dimension, time is distorted, making it 1 minute in the dimension equals to 1 second in real world.
- Determinator: Haruki is known for his dedication to help others in dire situations, no matter the hardship he faces. He's determined to save a frozen Yoko from Windam by taking Sevengar without permission, and together with Z, they forced the Belial Atrocious Medal to access Delta Rise Claw out of sheer will to save Riku from Greeza. It is also because of this that the Beliarok choose to stay with Haruki, despite his status as a neutral character.
- Didn't Think This Through:
- On a regular basis during a line of duty, there are times Haruki had to follow his own instincts, at the expense of causing collateral damage — from saving a dog while Sevenger falls during a Kaiju attack to Rocket Punching a giant yeti to a nearby observatory; both of which he realizes the mistake too late before getting a mouthful of sermon from Hebikura and Kuriyama.
- Played for Drama in episode 11. After destroying one of the two Red Kings, he discovers a cavern that one of them protecting had an egg within it, only to find out that one of the Red King he and Z destroyed was actually the father; and understood the pain what its like to lose a father like he did when he was a child. Especially since he didn't stop to think about why the Red Kings were only defending one specific spot through their rampages after being woken up.
- Disappeared Dad: His father died when he was a child when he protect Haruki from a rampaging Giestron.
- The Hero: He shares this position with Ultraman Z.
- Idiot Hero: Has shades of this. He becomes too eager to defeat Gigass that he forgets the observatory was supposed to be protected. Which he destroyed when he shot the new rocket punch weapon from Sevenger, knocking Gigass into the observatory. Shota reminds him right away.
- I Know Kung-Fu: Although he's a newcomer to the team, Haruki is knowledgeable in Karate, even having a black belt.
- Oh, Crap!: Sums up his face once Z regretfully informs him how many brothers Alien Barossa has that might be coming to avenge him.
- Senpai Kouhai: Has this relationship with Yoko in STORAGE and to Riku as Ultras.
- These Hands Have Killed: In a downplayed example, he goes into a Thousand-Yard Stare-like state after he and Z accidentally destroyed one of the attacking Red King revealed to be protecting their unborn child.
- Taken further in Episode 12, where he starts losing the will to fight due to this. Questioning his actions against past kaiju.
- Transformation Trinket: The Ultra Z Riser in his hand belongs to Z, which he uses to transform in the Ultra or providing the former his Ultra Fusion forms.
- Played by: Rima Matsuda
- Ace Pilot: She pilots one of STORAGE's robots in against monsters. When Haruki's the one doing it, she will be relegated to attack monsters from the ground. Her skills with piloting the robots is even noticed by STORAGE's successor SAAG, and she's recruited to pilot the Ultroid Zero while Haruki is relegated to security work.
- Action Girl: Even without piloting a SAA Unit, Yoko is still a capable fighter on her own and is able to defeat even the black belt karateka Haruki.
- Audience Surrogate: Her being all hyped on the appearance of Z in Gamma Future is basically how the audience would react, especially those who grew up watching Tiga, Dyna and Gaia in their childhood.
- Damsel in Distress: While Yoko isn't a stranger to being kidnapped and/or in peril from monster and alien attacks, the biggest one goes to her being possessed by Celebro and piloted the Ultroid Zero/Destrudos, forcing Z to go easy during the fight so as to prevent hurting her.
- Fatal Flaw: Her fawning over Z; while this isn't necessarily a bad thing at best, but her tendency to get lovestruck at the sight of the Ultra will often cause her to lose focus on the mission at worst.
- Foreshadowing: A few scenes in the series provided hints to her eventually being possessed by Celebro in episode 24.
- Yoko is the only person to ever pilot all of the SAA units on her own (see Rule of Symbolism below), and at the same time gets to experience how the mecha and human technology evolved as the series passed. Celebro's Civilization Self-Destruction Game is about provoking civilizations into strengthening their arsenal before he would took the opportunity to hijack them against their own creators. Huh.
- Episode 10 sees her getting mind-controlled by Alien Barossa into forcing the activation of the King Joe and being used as a hostage for Yuka if she fights back.
- Episode 12 has her readily accepting the fact that her actions is a Necessary Evil when it comes to killing monsters, doing so to protect the civilians. Her frightening portrayal of piloting King Joe SC against Grigio Raiden also counts.
- Episode 14 revealed that what prevented her from entering King Joe SC during Bullton's Reality Warping powers was her own subconsciousness being reluctant to enter the mecha itself. Then again, experiencing the use of D4 ray twice in several episodes later further adds a horrifying layer to her insecurities.
- Unlike Haruki, Yoko is creative enough to use whatever in her surroundings to compensate for what her SAA limited to, such as redirecting Windam's energy into a flaming punch attack or having Sevengar wielding the Beliarok and riding King Joe SC's Leg Carrier into a sliding attack. This is also the case when Celebro possessed Yoko to hijack the Ultroid Zero, and we just discover that instead of simply using the robot to its own to destroy mankind, Celebro gathers its strength by absorbing monsters across the world and use the Kaiju Medals he had as the final push to create Destrudos.
- She was one of the many humans to be kidnapped by Kemur Man in episode 18 and if Z hadn't rescued her, she would have been sacrificed as materials to prevent the Kemurs from aging. In the same episode, we have a woman named Kaori who got a firsthand observation of being forced to assist an evil alien for their nefarious plans, all the while her physical body was being used in said plan.
- Likes Older Men: She prefers older men so since she's fawning over Ultraman Z him being 5,000 years old is right up her alley. note
- Love Makes You Dumb: Apparently meeting her idol, Z, as human sized turned her on so much so that she can't focus in what's happening with her surroundings while the Ultra used her to mop the floor against several Mooks.
- Necessary Evil: Her own personal view on killing Kaiju; she knows kaiju aren't intentionally destructive, but they're destructive nonetheless, so if they need to be taken out before human lives are lost, then that's that.
- Rescue Romance: She becomes infatuated to Ultraman Z after he rescued her (in Sevengar) from Neronga.
- Later on, she may have one of these with Haruki, who not only rescues her from Celebro and Destrudos, but in a dream sequence right before she's freed from Celebro's possession, he defeats her in arm-wrestling, which is the one requirement her father had told her to have for any man to marry her.
- Rule of Symbolism: Yoko herself embodies mankind and their usage in SAA units. At the start of the series, we see her as ideal as Haruki in fighting for human lives and combating monster threats, but unlike Haruki who goes through Heroic BSoD after killing Red King, Yoko was willing to accept it as a Necessary Evil until the D4 experimentation sees her as hesitant as Haruki, especially when even the SAA themselves can't take the backlash of the weapon. In the penultimate episode, she's possessed by Celebro and was forced to pilot the Ultroid Zero-turned-Destrudos. Her possession isn't only a symbolism of the Ultroid falling to Celebro, but the entire SAA themselves eventually leading to the destruction by mankind, all under the very parasite that feeds on their greed and fears for its own enjoyment.
- Say My Name: She shouted Haruki's name for his part in ruining their attempt to avoid collateral damages and luring Gomess away from the city.HAA-RUU-KII-!!!!!!
- Senpai Kouhai: Has this relationship with Haruki, being the senpai to his kohai.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Even her profile says this!
- Walking Spoiler: From every episodes we watched, Yoko is the only SAA pilot to ever fight side by side with Zero, but ultimately she's the last person anyone would expect to become Celebro's final host once he unveils the end result of his plans.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: A rare heroic example, Yoko firmly believes that slaying every single monster she comes across, no matter how sympathetic it may be, is a Necessary Evil for the greater good of mankind.
- Women Prefer Strong Men: Aside from them being older, she usually goes on an arm wrestling with her admirers to give them the approval of asking her out. Haruki and Inaba's co-workers describe her as a "gerbil" for her preference in men.
- Played by: Jun Hashizume
- Berserk Button: While normally a pretty chill and cool old guy if he feels his workers are slacking off he goes from zero to angry in a heartbeat.
- Casting Gag: His actor previously portrayed Lt. Koji Shinjo in Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla, a Kaiju genre movie produced by Toho, who also gets to pilot the MOGERA Humongous Mecha. Bako-san on the other hand is a man who helps in maintenance of STORAGE's mechas.
- Cool Old Guy: He's stated to give off a Showa Era like atmosphere in his appearance.
- A Day in the Limelight: Episode 20 dedicated to Bako-san visiting his daughter in his day off and even throws an active involvement in saving M1.
- A Father to His Men: When news of Barossa breaking into STORAGE base hits him, Bako-san ordered his men to escape, but the others refuse, wanting to prevent the alien's reclamation of King Joe with him.
- Hidden Depths: He is actually a capable martial artist in episode 8, giving tips to Haruki after he was defeated by Yoko in a sparring match.
- In-Series Nickname: He's called Bako-san by his co-workers and the STORAGE pilots.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: In the final battle against Celebro, he pulls a Big Damn Heroes moment to save Haruki and Juggler by piloting Sevenger after spending the whole series acting as the STORAGE mechs' mechanic.
- Mysterious Past: The official website mentions this as part of his characteristics. Whether it will affect the series in one way or another is unknown.
- Played by: Hikari Kuroki
- Admiring the Abomination: Towards the monsters in the series, and her recruitment into STORAGE is an opportunity she took to get closer to them. When given the chance, she would dissect a monster's remains to be examined.
- Cute and Psycho: She is portrayed by a gravure model and in-universe is a non Action Girl who fawns over monsters and aliens, so much so that she wants to dissect them.
- Data Pad: She's constantly seen carrying a tablet on her right hand, used to display analysis and even controlling the functions of STORAGE base. The Twitter account of Ultraman Z highlights that she can use it as a makeshift control console for any SAA units by connecting into their cockpit.
- Eureka Moment: Twice, she uses the episode's Chekhov's Gun to solve everyday problems and both of them so far involves Windam.
- Foil: To fellow member Yoko Nakashima. Whereas Yoko is an Action Girl and hides a meeker side beneath her stern appearance, Yuka is a non combat-oriented member who's delegated to desk works, having a thing for bizarre creatures and is actually scary (to aliens at least) despite her cute appearances.
- Gadgeteer Genius: She designs the STORAGE robots and an electricity dispelling missile for Neronga. Despite the alien nature of the Valis Raiders, she is able to use a salvaged one in detecting the facility where they kidnapped Riku.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Isn't too keen in someone else's success and would express her displeasure by swearing to create something even better than what they create.
- Ignored Expert: Yuka tries to warn Kuriyama in episode 23 that further experimentation on D4 caused simultaneous monsters to awaken. Considering that Kuriyama has already possessed Celebro, this trope is purposely invoked on the latter part.
- Mystery Meat: She often makes juices as energy drinks to others, but nobody knows on what its made of. Episode 1 shows her making one for Kuriyama to heal his aching stomach, but she notes down all of the ingredients here.
- Non-Action Guy: Female example; Yuka is so used to doing jobs from the office that she is unsurprisingly incapable of self defense. Being dragged into sparring matches is like a torture for her.
- Pay Evil unto Evil: Dissecting a sapient creature that's still alive would be a crossing of the Moral Event Horizon in any other case, but given the creature she's hauling off to the operating table is Celebro, who commits genocide for fun, it's karmic rather than horrifying.
- Squee!: Aside from monsters, she is also an alien fanatic and would beg them to be her test subjects. This trait is enough to for the younger Alien Pitt sister to be disgusted and keeping her distances rather than actually fighting.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Played for Laughs; she was rescued from Alien Barossa by Juggler's Majin Form. However, instead of being under a Rescue Romance trance like Yoko with Z, Yuka instead wanted to dissect Juggler to inspect his remains, much to the disguised alien's surprise.
Satoshi, Seiji and Hiroshi
- Played by: Reo Sato (Satoshi), Fuma Kakuda (Seiji), Daichi Takaoka (Hiroshi)
- A Day in the Limelight: Downplayed. Of all the mechanics present in STORAGE, these three get a lot of focus in Once an Episode.
- Amazon Chaser: Satoshi admires Yoko, the Ace Pilot of STORAGE's SAA machines and tried to win her heart in an arm-wrestling match. Keyword emphasis on tried.
- Disappointed in You: Satoshi doesn't take it well that his two best friends decided to work for SAAG, the very team that disbanded STORAGE and also supporting the unethical weapon D4.
- The Fellowship Has Ended: Following STORAGE's disbandment, Seiji and Hiroshi stick to SAAG in order to support their families at the cost of their friendship with Satoshi.
- First-Name Basis: They are usually addressed this way by other characters and in the opening credits, but their name tags display their last names, Satoshi (Watahiki), Seiji (Siose) and Hiroshi (Irizuki).
- Hidden Depths: Seiji and Hiroshi were revealed to be fathers in episode 22, explaining why are they willing to work for SAAG after STORAGE's disbandment.
- Power Trio: They are usually the ones being mostly focused in the series out of a few nameless workers.
Captain Shota Hebikura/Jugglus Juggler/"Alien Spikey"
- Played by: Takaya Aoyagi
For tropes applying to Jugglus Juggler as a whole, see Ultraman Orb
- Ace Custom: Much like the Dark Ring, his Dark Z Riser is created from Haruki's own, the only main difference it has a blood red and black with a little less of blue.
- Ace Pilot: Being the captain of STORAGE, Hebikura is at first implied to be one despite his preference to do his work in the mission control. As he has already bid his time trying to steal Ultroid Zero and piloting Windam at the final episode, it shows that he is at least a capable pilot on his own.
- Anti-Hero: Juggler has been this after the end of his series, solely motivated that he will abide on the right time to defeat Gai. Here, Juggler is this and a Nominal Hero at best and a Token Evil Teammate at worst as no one within STORAGE are aware of his personal agenda.
- Ambiguously Evil: Despite his toned down villainy, Juggler is directly and consciously responsible for Celebro being able to Body Surf into GAFJ Police Captain Asano, as the former silently disarms the officer's rifle in the middle of arresting the possessed Kaburagi. In addition, despite bearing ill contempt against the GAFJ for disbanding STORAGE, he helps them anyway in analyzing Z's Zestium Beam for their Ultroid Zero; which is also needed for him to hijack said robot for his own.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: One of Juggler's perks as STORAGE captain is taking on his Majin form and battling evil aliens with style, while keeping his true identity in the shadow from Haruki and STORAGE.
- Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: Episode 24 ultimately explains Juggler's true motives at full circle as he also manipulates Celebro into creating the D4 and Ultroid Zero so he could plan to hijack Ultroid Zero as his own. Unfortunately, he was so close to doing so had not Celebro forcing Juggler to give it up by using an unconscious Haruki as leverage.
- Berserk Button: The last thing you would do whenever Juggler is around is laying a finger on his crew. Alien Barossa found that out the hard way in episode 10.
- Big Brother Mentor: Aside from being a captain, he is also this towards the other members. It is more specifically to Haruki, whom he hardly ever scold and usually gives lessons despite the young rookie being a Karate master.
- Brick Joke: He creates an excuse to go to the bathroom as a cover to go to the battlefield as Juggler. In episode 14, Celebro has Bullton teleporting Juggler to STORAGE's bathroom of all places. Juggler plays along with the charade instead of continuing to pursue the alien parasite.
- Broken Pedestal: Haruki doesn't take the Internal Reveal that Hebikura is Juggler (and that he has been doing things for his own agenda) very well, as he was visibly shaken by the perceived betrayal that his former captain did. When he regained consciousness and Juggler saved him from Destrudos, Haruki almost fell into a Heroic BSoD from the mere sight of his former captain until the rest of former STORAGE members show up. Of course, it didn't took long enough to become Rebuilt Pedestal once Juggler intends on reforming STORAGE to save Yoko.
- But Now I Must Go: Leaves STORAGE and Earth for unknown reasons in the series finale.
- By the Power of Grayskull!: Just like how he did with the Dark Ring, Juggler quotes "Let me borrow, the power of darkness!" from Ultraman Orb The Movie: Lend Me the Power of Bonds! whenever he transforms into Zeppandon and Tri-King via the Dark Z Riser. When he upgrades Tri-King to Five King, he tweakes it to "Let me borrow...A LITTLE MORE POWER OF DARKNESS!".
- Call-Back: The first four episodes has Hebikura doing what Juggler would only do, which doubles as Foreshadowing the revelation that he and Juggler are one and the same.
- The way he grabs Haruki by rear is the same way Juggler did to Leito Igaguri in Ultraman Geed The Movie: Connect The Wishes!.
- The OST that played during his training session with Haruki in episode 2 has Juggler's theme played in the major key, instead of the minor key like the original Juggler theme.
- His transformation into Zeppandon using the Dark Z Riser is highly reminiscent of his transformation using the Dark Ring in Ultraman Orb The Movie: Lend Me the Power of Bonds!.
- When Riku is being questioned by the other STORAGE members, Hebikura suggests that he's a paranormal investigator with a video blog for his Secret Identity, referencing the Something Search People from his original series. He then winces when Riku claims that he's a wanderer of sorts, since it reminds him of Gai.
- In episode 8, he ponders the Dyna medal and makes comments about "how a Warrior of Light fights". Looks like he's still bitter about how Asuka criticized him in Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga.
- He's often seen tending to a bonsai tree that resembles the Tree of Life from Planet Kanon. His shock at accidentally clipping recalls the incident from Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga where he attacked and destroyed said tree, leading to his banishment.
- He drinks a ramune, which was Gai's Trademark Favorite Drink, while watching the GAFJ broadcast from a public bath in episode 23.
- The Captain: Of STORAGE, he only answers to GAFJ's director Kuriyama.
- Char Clone: The Quattro Bajeena archetype. He's the captain of a Badass Crew and The Mentor to The Hero under a pseudonym, the fact that Zeppandon and his Dark Z Riser have red coloration, and his role as The Rival to the protagonist (from his own series) with a personal agenda. While he tends to go back and forth helping the good guys and briefly going back to being a villain one episode after another, he dovetails to the Neo-Zeon Char archetype once he reveals his true intentions in episode 24.
- Cold Ham: Part of his HeelFace Turn back in Orb discarded a part of his Evil Is Hammy schtick. Since a part of him is now Older and Wiser; he, like every attack team commanders in previous seasons, remains calm and level headed no matter how daunting the situation is and will go Suddenly SHOUTING! when he gets serious.
- Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Following the revelation in episode 5, Juggler is shaping to be a stark contrast to Ultraman Tregear, as they were the Big Bads of their respective previous season, and then returned in a later season, then took on a human identity, or in Juggler's case, an alias. As Hebikura, Juggler spends most of the series as the captain of a Badass Crew.
- Crazy-Prepared: One of his strongest traits after learning from his shortcomings back in Ultraman Orb. Juggler is the only member of STORAGE who comes up with a contingency when the situation demands it before Yuka and/or Bako, the team's scientist and mechanic, respectively can even act.
- In episode 15, he chooses to transform into Tri and Five King instead of Zeppandon to combat Greeza without the need to interchange forms between two monsters to avoid a longer and tedious process of scanning all five medals at once. Later in that same episode, he leads Haruki to the only person (Celebro) who has a Belial medal since Juggler knows where Celebro is hiding.
- In the last two episodes when his plan to hijack Ultroid Zero failed, he rallies all STORAGE members to reclaim their base from the SAAG at the cost of exposing his alien form, which is a blessing in disguise for the team because he's only armed with a sword and dispatches SAAG troops with a non-lethal blow. Once said objective is completed, Juggler and the team finalize their preparations, as he points it out as setting up the board.
- Dramatic Deadpan: In situations where Oh, Crap! reaction can be expected from the casts, Hebikura surprisingly keeps his cool. Best shown when the hibernating Gomora sneezes and is about to rampage. This is because he's Seen It All before since he's Juggler. The only times so far where he loses his cool are when Gillvalis and Greeza showed up.Hey, it just sneezed.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Like the rest of STORAGE in episode 21, he outright refuses to give the order of firing the D4 and knows how dangerous the superweapon is considering its development used the remains of an interdimensional monster and the consequent destruction it brought when Kuriyama gives the call to fire on the Kelbim horde and Hebikura starts to view Kuriyama's actions as if he sees humanity in their absolute worst in comparison to the kaiju and evil aliens that his team fought in the previous episodes.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": STORAGE members other than Inaba refers to him as "captain" with no last name added.
- Evil vs. Evil: With Celebro. Juggler's agenda differs that from Celebro's despite taking interest on his notoriety for causing destruction on various planets, but he knows that Celebro is too predictable to enact his plans (at first) on what to do on Earth so that he has to act quickly in order to put Celebro out of the equation. It's taken a bit step further when Juggler is anticipating Celebro's plan to have GAFJ construct the D4 Ray and Ultroid Zero altogether so he could take the robot for himself.
- Fan Disservice: His bare chest appears in episode 23, apparently he was inside of a public bath at that time. However his shirtless appearance is almost ruined by the crescent scar on his chest, probably one where he received from saving Natasha.
- A Father to His Men: He is yet to lash out at his teammates and surprisingly coordinates well with them. The hardest punishment he ever give was for Haruki to fill in a report for unauthorized use of Sevenger to save Yoko. When Gillvalis arrives on Earth, he quickly signals all STORAGE members to get away, considering that he has witness the rogue AI's reign of terror as Juggler, and he forbids Yoko from piloting Windam against Greeza while King Joe STORAGE CUSTOM was in repairs because it wasn't powerful enough and would've gotten her killed.
- To Riku Asakura. Other than the two of them have met in The Movie and first encountered Gillvalis. Juggler was previously the Big Bad and The Rival to Orb, while Riku is the main protagonist after Orb. Here in this series, Juggler, while keeping his Hebikura alias, is the Token Evil Teammate captain of STORAGE. Riku is this series' secondary Ultraman, and an inversion of Zero's role in his home series.
- He also serves as a foil to Ultraman Zero as well. Zero ends up being the mentor to Ultraman Z out of Hero Worship; whereas Juggler/Hebikura, on top of his role as captain, even mentors Haruki on a regular basis. This even extends to Zero's father, Ultraseven. Juggler being The Captain of STORAGE takes a cue from Dan's time as MAC captain. The difference between Juggler and Dan's respective roles is that the former is pretty much morally grey and secretive as opposed to Dan, who at the time became bitter and jaded after he temporarily lost his ability to transform into Seven.
- Good Is Not Nice: Juggler may have indeed redeemed himself, but is still nevertheless the same sociopathic Jerkass he was in Orb.
- Grand Theft Prototype: Juggler's real master plan as a whole: after being ousted and humiliated for chopping the Tree of Life back in The Origin Saga, Juggler decided to acquire himself the strongest robot for his own and to prove those who wronged him before. This explains why he was actually investing in Celebro's plans to manipulate mankind into building Ultroid Zero, wanting the robot for his own taking.
- Handicapped Badass: Apparently like how Dan Moroboshi lost the ability to become Seven in Leo, Juggler revealed to Haruki in the final episode that he had lost the ability to become giant prior to the series. This puts his actions of creating the Dark Z Riser and attempts to steal the Ultroid Zero in a different perspective, as he was willing to secure whatever available methods in order to fight on par as giants, especially if he ever wanted to get back against those who wronged him for slicing Kanon's Tree of Life with stronger powers.
- HeelFace Revolving Door: Juggler was previously a bad guy in his home series and has been an Anti-Hero ever since post-Orb. So whenever Hebikura isn't around barking orders to his crew and Juggler in Majin Form is in action, that means Juggler would return to his old ways for a while just to relieve his stress and but shares a common enemy with Haruki and Z towards the Alien Barossas and Celebro.
- I Know Kung-Fu: Like Haruki, Hebikura is skillful in in hand-to-hand combats and usually gives the newcomer intense training. In episode 2, he easily beats Haruki without breaking a sweat. Considering he is Juggler, a very skillful alien warrior, it all makes sense.
- I Need to Go Iron My Dog: His usual response after witnessing a monster battle on a regular basis as a means to maintain his cover while observing Z and chasing Celebro.
- It's Personal: His entire reason to infiltrate STORAGE as Hebikura and bidding his time to steal one of mankind's robots is in order to prove himself worthy against those who wronged him after the incident on Planet Kanon.Juggler: Long ago, I cut down a big tree. It was to stop a war, and to carry out my justice. But it was all spurned. That's why I need that toy. To show those who think their justice is absolute, just how fragile their assumptions are.
- Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: A less violent variation. He and Haruki raid Celebro's hideout, where they bound and tied him to a chair, while he forces Celebro into giving up the Belial Medal lest Greeza devours all of existence.
- Last-Name Basis: As Hebikura, he is the receiving end of this by anyone who's not a regular member of STORAGE, such as Inaba (calls him Hebi-chan) and Kuriyama (Hebikura-kun). The others in STORAGE calls him captain, even after his true identity as Juggler exposed.
- Let No Crisis Go to Waste: When Juggler briefly return to his older self, he is capable of taking advantage of whatever crises that STORAGE faced for his own advantage. For starters, using Peguila's rampage to steal Haruki's Z Riser and clone it for his own, and even participating in a three way battle against Barossa II and Haruki over Beliarok's ownership.
- Meaningful Name: Hebikura contains the kanji for Hebi, the Japanese for snake. It parallels with Juggler's Animal Motif as a snake.
- Morality Pet: Zigzagged. To STORAGE members, Juggler regarded them as children under his care and occasionally defending them from several near death experiences, but he's also willing to left them to their own troubles if its something they could get out of, like leaving a frozen Yoko in Windam when he briefly stole Haruki's Z Riser, fully aware that the latter would use Sevengar to do the rescue operation.
- Mythology Gag: If his rival, Gai Kurenai was based on Dan Moroboshi for being a wandering vagabond, Juggler, on the other hand as Shota Hebikura, is a villainous take of Dan's role as the captain of MAC.
- No Name Given: Nobody in this series knows Juggler's real name, with the possible exception of Riku in his guest appearance; and Juggler himself never gives his name to STORAGE. With nothing else to call him (or at least his majin form), Haruki refers to him as "Alien Spikey".
- Nominal Hero:
- If taking the exchange between him and Riku in episode 6 into account, Juggler maybe changed for good, but he only does his duty merely out of his own hedonistic instincts.If I said want to protect peace now... would you believe me?
- His advice to Haruki after STORAGE is dissolved also gives a hint as to his self-serving motivations.Then prove them wrong. All those who'd deny someone's way of life over arrogant presumptions. There's tons of ways to do it.
- If taking the exchange between him and Riku in episode 6 into account, Juggler maybe changed for good, but he only does his duty merely out of his own hedonistic instincts.
- Oh, Crap!: He is visibly panicked in episode 7 when he recognized Gillvalis.
- Older and Wiser: Juggler has outgrown his hate and resentment towards Gai ever since turning a new leaf after Ultraman Orb ended and now is much more levelheaded and resourceful as the captain of an attack team while nevertheless maintains his usual need for stimulation and Nominal Hero tendencies and will help the heroes in his Majin form when necessary; but this doesn't stop him from scheming behind the scenes while in his position as STORAGE captain. This is pretty much confirmed by Kiyotaka Taguchi as Juggler's appearance in Z was to purposely cement his Character Development, meaning Juggler can't be the same person (he used to be) for a very long time.
- OOC Is Serious Business:
- Once picking up that Gillvalis is approaching Earth, the normally Unfazed Everyman and Dramatic Deadpan Hebikura Suddenly SHOUTING! to signal all STORAGE members to flee from the scene. Considering that he had experienced Gillvalis' terror firsthand as Juggler, he has every right to drop his usual character.
- Another one at the end episode 10, when Yuka has an image of his Majin form and plans to dissect him has Hebikura getting into an Oh, Crap! Spit Take, as if he came to the realization that he nearly blew his cover.
- When Greeza appears and starts wreaking havoc, he stays calm when asking about the status of King Joe STORAGE CUSTOM's repairs, but when Yoko suggests she take Windam, he immediately snaps back and tells her that it'll get her killed, and even chooses to transform into Tri-King to assist Geed and Z in fighting it off.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Despite his neat hairstyle, his bangs quickly fall whenever Juggler gets serious.
- Pragmatic Hero: While the "hero" part still remains questionable, Juggler is more willing to protect people the only he knows how; from pulling a Batman Gambit on Haruki into piloting Sevengar without his permission to rescue a frozen Yoko to a Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique into forcing Celebro to cough up the Belial Medal to Haruki.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite Haruki's constant failures and collateral damage, Hebikura is yet to lash him out and supports the young rookie like how he treats his team members.
- Secret Keeper: On a dual basis. He hides Riku's affiliation with Geed away from the STORAGE members and the young man likewise keeps Juggler's cover as Hebikura hidden from Haruki.
- Secret Secret-Keeper: Juggler acknowledges of Haruki's ties with Z, but chooses to keep it as a secret and interact with the host only as Juggler's Majin form.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: The sight of Gillvalis' Perfect Form was enough for Juggler to go full ballistic. To STORAGE members, it only looks like their captain was just being overprotective, but Juggler still had his first-hand experience of what Gillvalis and his army capable of.
- Signature Mon: Once again, becomes Zeppandon through the Dark Z Riser. He also becomes Tri-King and Five King in the fight against Greeza.
- Sociopathic Hero: While Juggler is already a fully-functioning sociopath to begin with back in his home series, the only notable traits of a textbook sociopath Juggler has nowadays is his need for stimulation, superficial charm, and he is more willing to troll and endanger even his own crew members if necessary. Despite these worst traits, Juggler actually cares for his crew as if they were a family to him.
- Stealth Mentor: To Haruki, best shown in episode 2 when he gives the training needed to counter Neronga's invisibility. Despite being fully aware of Yoko's turn as Sevenger's pilot after that, it gives Ultraman Z the tactic needed to defeat said monster.
- Token Evil Teammate: Juggler may have already let go of his grudge towards Gai, but he is still anything but a nice guy. Nobody within STORAGE, with the exception of Riku and Beliarok, have got word of any of his secret agenda until episode 23. The trope is also a blessing in disguise for the whole team in the last two episodes, because even when his alien form is exposed, he still bought enough time for the team to prepare for the final battle. And had Juggler not brought all of the STORAGE members back together, Celebro would have won and succeeded in burning the Earth down to the ground.
- Trademark Favorite Food: He is always seen drinking coffee, apparently according to Inaba, he likes Kilimanjaro. Some things never change, Juggler.
- Unfazed Everyman: It is justified that monster attacks are treated as everyday problems in this universe, but the look of his face when Ultraman Z first appeared doesn't seem to interest him at all. By episode 5, hes not so much an Everyman as it turns out, and he's seen this happen before.
- Victor Gains Loser's Powers: He confiscates the Five King medal set from Celebro after his failed attempt to capture him the second time. This probably explains why the medals are also included in the DX Dark Z Riser in addition to the medals that form Zeppandon. He later uses said Set in episode 15.
- Walking the Earth: After Celebro's defeat, Juggler stayed for a while long enough for Yuka and Kaburagi to capture the alien parasite. Juggler, having returned to his old tuxedo and with his bonsai tree, decided to leave STORAGE and only gives a nonchalant "Bye" to Yuka when she asked the possibility of meeting him again.
- Walking Spoiler: There are still many mysteries looming in the series about Juggler that is still kept in the dark for now. Despite that, Juggler will show up and save his crew's rear ends when least expected, even if he felt like doing so. The penultimate episode revealed that Juggler was using and slipping into STORAGE in order to rob their strongest SAA unit for his own taking and prove himself the strongest of all after being humiliated way back in The Origin Saga.
- What You Are in the Dark:
- Episode 13 reveals that he stole Celebro's notes in making Ultra Medals. If its Juggler from his time in Orb, he would take the opportunity from the get go to make more Kaiju Medals, but thanks to slow Character Development, Hebikura crushes the notes and throw them aside as if they were nothing.
- In episode 24, Juggler obtained Ultroid Zero for the taking and Celebro/Five King has Haruki's life as a bargaining chip. Right as it seemed that he was okay with leaving Haruki to his own fate, Juggler quickly steps in to protect the young rookie's life, effectively losing the Ultroid Zero and Haruki losing Belial Medal. But other than that, both of them are fine.
- Played by: Hisahiro Ogura
- Demonic Possession: After a run-in with Asano, (who at that time was possessed by Celebro), the alien jumped into Kuriyama and has him doing multiple questionable acts, such as disbanding STORAGE, approving the D4 superweapon and finally creating Ultroid Zero.
- Foreshadowing: Before The Reveal that he was possessed by Celebro in episode 23, hints were already dropped in episode 21 when the possession took place, most hinted by his Out-of-Character Moment.
- Kuriyama suddenly losing his signature stomach ache despite him earlier having uneasiness with the D4.
- His willingness to get Yoko in King Joe SC and even an entire city block destroyed by the D4 Ray. The real Kuriyama would consider STORAGE's life despite his bashfulness and was very peculiar with collateral damages, especially when it threatens the STORAGE's budget.
- And lets not forget when he was seen giving a Slasher Smile offscreen after seeing D4's destructive potential.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As expected of the a high ranking member of a military force, Kuriyama would often give strict nagging to STORAGE members but at the end of the day still cares for their well being."Its a good thing that you guys are still vigor!"
- Pet the Dog: While he is justifiably terrified of Haruki piloting Sevengar, Kuriyama does congratulate him when his piloting against Gomora managed to interest the GAF branch of America to obtain necessary funding.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Downplayed, in that while Kuriyama does being stern towards STORAGE due to the collateral damages from fighting monsters, he is only trying to be someone who's looking out on the younger members' safeties and isn't above congratulating them for a good job.
- Walking Spoiler: He is the last person anyone would suspect to be Celebro's penultimate host before the space entity Body Surfs into Yoko, especially when the series is nearing the final episode.
- Wham Line: At the beginning of episode 23: "Karekareta".
- Played by: Rihito Noda
- Arc Villain: Subverted as he is merely a human host to Celebro for the rest of the show's first half.
- Alternate Identity Amnesia: When Celebro Body Surfs into Captain Asano and Kaburagi is arrested, the latter seems to have no idea where he is or what he's done.
- Born Unlucky: His first chain of bad luck starts when he accidentally trips his remains of Genegarg's canister, forcing him to be left behind by his teammates while Celebro takes over him. From there on, he becomes a living shell for an alien and was later scapegoated for Celebro's crimes when the latter left for a new host, Asano.
- His luck changes finally in the final episode, where he and Yuka capture a weakened Celebro and prepare to dissect him.
- Demonic Possession: Kaburagi is Celebro's main host for the entirety of the show's first half after Genegarg's destruction.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: If the third and final episode of Ultraman Z were to imply, it seems that Kaburagi's reputation was vindicated after Celebro's capture.
- Green and Mean: Shinya's uniform dark green hazmat suit and his Ultra Access card is green tinted, further adding this trope to Celebro's villainous motif.
- Kubrick Stare: Although being a simple human shell for an alien, Kaburagi can easily give this look to whoever tries to question him.
- Out-of-Character Alert: Double Subverted. Despite "Kaburagi" suddenly turning less sociable and awkward, nobody in the Monster Research Center was wise enough to suspect anything weird happening to him. The rest of the GAFJ however sends out an arrest warrant once Celebro becomes increasingly conspicuous in his Evil Plan.
- Possession Burnout: Unfortunately as Celebro keeps making active involvements in monster attacks and getting injured a lot of times, Kaburagi keeps sustaining injuries from those events. After Metsuboros' death, Celebro discovers that Kaburagi's body is too injured to be used and needs a new host to sustain.
- Put on a Bus: Was last seen arrested by GAFJ when Celebro left his body in episode 17, forcing the young boy to be scapegoated for all of the alien's crimes.
- The Bus Came Back: Returns in the last episode to help Yuka capture the weakened Celebro.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Generally, any other of Celebro's host tend to shine red eyes to signify the alien's influence. However, episode 16 shows that Kaburagi's eyes are naturally red as opposed to Celebro's white eyes. It only adds a horrific portrayal to Celebro's Sanity Slippage before he transforms Horoboros into Metsuboros.
- The Scapegoat: The real Kaburagi becomes one after finally awakening from being possessed, only to find himself to be blamed for all of Celebro's atrocities.
- The Dog Bites Back: He appears in the final episode aiding Yuka in capturing Celebro and enthusiastically offers to help her with the parasite's dissesction.
- Voice of the Legion: Due to being possessed by Celebro, Kaburagi speaks in a slightly echoed voice tone.
Captain Takeshi Asano
- Played by: Yosuke Minokawa
- Last-Name Basis: Asano is his last name and how he's referred to in-series. In Kaburagi's arrest warrant from episode 17, his first name is Takeshi.
- Mole in Charge: By virtue of Celebro's possession, as well as the fact that he is a captain in his force.
- Police Are Useless: He's a member of the GAFJ's police division and was possessed by Celebro the instant he caught Kaburagi. Its subverted that Juggler assisted Celebro from the dark by slicing Asano's rifle.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Briefly shines red in episode 21 after passing by Kuriyama.
- Small Role, Big Impact: His on-screen appearances is minor, but was enough for Celebro to use him as a host and eventually jumped into Kuriyama after that.
- Played by: Maya Hayashi
- Bad Boss: She only cares about the D4 superweapon's success and flat out lying to Yoko that the weapon is safe for her to test against the Kaiju when said Ace Pilot almost jeopardizes her life twice.
- Do Not Taunt Cthulhu: If trying to expose Juggler as an alien right in front of STORAGE wasn't petty enough, but trying to harm the crew is the last thing you would ever do considering that he's standing beside them. Luckily for both sides, Juggler is merciful enough to leave the SAAG troops KO'ed than killed.
- Expy: She is basically a female version of Kihachi Gondo from Ultraman Dyna, especially when their obsession with strong weaponries in the warfare against monsters gets to the point of creating an artificial Ultraman on their own.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: She's a bespectacled professional, but is also a self-righteous bitch that some of the former STORAGE members find hard to work with
- Hate Sink: Just only in episode 21 (her debut) proves it all: Mai only cares about no one other than technological advancements in the fight against monsters and shown (twice) prioritizes the D4 superweapon and not Yoko's life when she tested the weapon even if it means costing her own life. Its clear that the audience are supposed to see her in a very negative light. In addition, if Director Kuriyama was neither possessed by Celebro nor suddenly Took A Level Of Jerkass, Mai could very well fit in with Celebro's sadistic tendencies.
- Horrible Judge of Character: She's unaware of the fact that she is being Celebro's pawn the whole time and not realizing the parasite possessing Kuriyama the first time she's introduced.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: Perhaps the only human in the series to embody the absolute worst in mankind that already reared on its ugly head even when Celebro invokes the trope on purpose for his endgame plans.
- Inspector Javert: Played for Drama. While its justified that she was deceived by Celebro-possessed Kuriyama into arresting STORAGE members, she tried to have the entire team member gunned down even if it means ignoring the global thread Destrudos.
- Jerkass: She is the embodiment of one in contrast to STORAGE's family-like atmosphere.
- Lawful Stupid: As if prioritizing the D4 Ray than Yoko's life isn't enough, then directly following the Celebro-possessed Kuriyama into killing the STORAGE members while ignoring Destrudos' worldwide rampage is nothing sort of an idiocity taken to extreme levels.
- Tyrant Takes the Helm: She is the leader of SAAG, the team that succeeded STORAGE and is more of a tyrant in approach.
- Warhawk: Especially since she is so focused on developing advance weaponries in the warfare against monsters.
- Villainy-Free Villain: While she is not a villain at best, the reformed STORAGE has to go through her to reclaim their base and save Yoko from Destrudos.
- We Have Reserves: Considering that Mai is willing to get Yoko hurt twice to test the deadly superweapon D4, its more than likely that she saw her men as tools for her to complete Ultroid Zero.
- Played by: Hideyoshi Iwata
- Reality Ensues: Really SAAG? Disbanding STORAGE and giving King Joe SC a new pilot isn't the brightest idea at all, especially when he has no real experience compared to Ace Pilot Yoko or Haruki, the two having fought monsters with the SAA units far longer than this new pilot ever did.
- Underestimating Badassery: He orders the now-unemployed Yoko in Sevengar to stand aside and let him do the job in a smug portrayal, despite he himself has no real experience in fighting monsters in SAA unit. No guesses as to who was the first to be taken down.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He was ejected from King Joe SC the moment Five King used said robot as a meat shield.
In GeneralThe SAA units are giant robots created by STORAGE to combat against the daily kaiju attacks. The robots (particularly Sevengar) are the first of their kind in the world. Japan uses them due to the nation's long-standing influence of the Humongous Mecha genre in their culture, despite other branches preferring to use enhanced vehicles.
- Awesome, but Impractical:
- Although using gigantic robots to combat similarly enormous monsters does sound cool on paper, all SAA Units are bound to an Hour of Power due to their low battery reserves. Once they're out of power or damaged, the robots will just stand around helpless until they are salvaged for repairs. Additionally, because of their massive sizes, they are bound to create collateral damages in their path like their kaiju opponents.
- Much like the original Sevengar, Windam is a capable fighter, but it needs an extremely long recharging time after its brief combat time.
- Yoko finds out the hard way that controlling a robot made from alien technology isn't as flashy as she thinks. King Joe was too strong for even her to handle the robot's pressure that it instantly fell right after using the Particle Cannon.
- Destructive Savior: Whenever the robots are deployed, it's usually this to be expect, thus slowing down the progress of making new robots.
- Foreshadowing: The SAA unit itself are portrayed as stronger in one unit after another becomes horrifying once its revealed that GAFJ had been studying to strengthen their arms. To date, their strongest weapon is D4, an energy substance capable of tearing even the fabric of dimension when used in a (fortunately evacuated) city block.
- Fun with Acronyms: SAA stands for Special Airborne Armor.
- Hour of Power: Like the Ultras, the robots can only fight for a few minutes before running out of energy. Sevengar is three minutes, Windam is five, and and King Joe was five times the battery reserve than the former.
- Humongous Mecha: Invoked, as the GAFJ prefers using them due to Japan's long history with the trope in their media.
- Reality Ensues: Building a single giant robot is time-consuming and expensive, especially when a lot of the budget goes to paying for the collateral damages made in their fights, further delaying the creation of more SAA units.
- First Appearance: Chant My Name!
See Ultraman Leo
- Adaptational Badass: Zigzagged. The original Sevengar was a formidable fighter that manage to deliver a strong beatdown against its foe Ashuran, but it could only battle for one minute and had to recharge for 50 hours. Here, Sevengar's time limit is bumped up to three minutes and can be redeployed much faster, but it is relatively inferior in a fight against monsters of its own size, such as Genegarg.
- Adaptation Origin Connection: Instead of being created by the Ultras, Sevengar was created by humans, specifically the organization STORAGE.
- Art Evolution: The original Sevengar in Ultraman Leo was somewhat crude and lumpy due to the cheapness of the suit. Here, Sevengar has a much cleaner and more polished design, with the suit having a more robotic appearance compared to the one in Leo.
- Break Out the Museum Piece: Yoko pilots it against the third Alien Barossa after it was decommissioned and became an actual museum piece, since the latter appeared right by its exhibition and STORAGE's disbanding meant that Windam and King Joe were inaccessible to her. Thankfully, Bako had been maintaining it after its decommissioning, so it fares quite well against the space pirate.
- Jet Pack: It gets transported from the STORAGE hangar to the battlefield via a giant jetpack that uses a separate fuel instead of the robot's own battery reserves.
- Hour of Power: Sevengar lasts only for 3 minutes. When doing rubble removal jobs, Sevengar was plugged into a cable to remain function without draining its battery reserves.
- Mascot: Since it is STORAGE's first robot, Sevengar becomes the poster boy of their logo.
- Mighty Glacier: Sevengar was made for the need of brute strength in fighting monsters and rubble removal during the cleanup.
- Passing the Torch: STORAGE decided to hand over Sevengar's role as their main mecha to King Joe and retires the older robot in episode 14.
- Put on a Bus: With King Joe as the new mecha of SAA, Sevengar is finally decommissioned and assigned as a museum piece.
- Refuge in Audacity: How Sevengar influenced the members of Global Allied Forces America to invest in the funds to make more SAA units: its either due to them being fans of Japanese culture (both robots and martial arts) or Haruki's status as a martial artist (even Sevengar's tripping was mistaken for the pilot being proficient in Kabuki).
- Rocket Punch: Gets upgraded with this power in Episode 3, which it gets to show off against Gigass. This attack is formally known as the Rigid Core Iron Fist Rocket.
- This Is a Drill: The final episode sees Sevengar's right hand being refitted by a drill, which is powerful enough to penetrate Destruidos' stomach, allowing the team to reach Yohko.
- First Appearance: Robot-2 Activation Plan
- Adaptational Badass: Much like Sevengar, this is zigzagged. In Ultraseven, Windam had a rough record, never winning any fights, getting mind controlled by the Alien Kanan, and ultimately being killed by a human-sized Alien Guts. In this series, Windam is a much more capable combatant compared to its Showa incarnation and can fight longer than Sevengar... but it takes four days to recharge without the usage of Neronga's horn.
- Adaptation Origin Connection: The original Windam was a robot creature from the same galaxy as the Ultras, but this version is a human-constructed weapon. This is lampshaded in the Special Airborne Armor Secret File special, where he mentions that this Windam reminds him of Seven's Windam, and is shocked that they even have the same name. He ends up chalking up their similarities to coincidence.
- Fragile Speedster: Faster and can fly much better than Sevengar but overall weaker on base strength.
- Hour of Power: Just like in Ultraman Mebius, Windam has this trait, although for 5 minutes rather than just 1 minute.
- Identical Stranger: Although past monsters reappearing in Ultra Series is not uncommon, this Windam is pointed out by Z to be eerily similar in appearance to the Capsule Monster that Dan Moroboshi used, considering that no other Ultra has ever set their foot on Earth except for Z in this particular timeline.
- Jet Pack: Is equipped with rocket thrusters inside its body that allow it to fly and move quickly. According to Yuka, this is based on their study of Z's flight abilities.
- Macross Missile Massacre: Can fire a swarm of missiles from its body as a finishing move.
- Playing with Fire: By activating Unlimited Mode, Windam superheats its right hand and releases all the heat out in a hue burst of fiery energy.
- Shock and Awe: Windam's fists can rotate and unleash electricity with a punch.
- Shout-Out: Yoko can use Windom to perform the Windom Yoko Impact. Let's see. Right hand gets super-hot through all of the robots energy being channeled into it? Grabs the enemy by the head and releases all of its energy at once? You don't say? Bonus points for finishing the attack off by calling out Burning End (evoking a similar feel to Domon calling Heat End after using God Finger) before the explosion.
King Joe STORAGE CUSTOM
- First Appearance: Special Airborne Armor Secret File
- Achilles' Heel: Its incredible power makes it vulnerable to overheating, although STORAGE manages to work their way around that with a few upgrades.
- Arm Cannon: Possesses one similar to several previous iterations of King Joe, such as King Joe Black and King Joe Custom.
- BFG: The Pedanium Particle Cannon on its right hand.
- Combining Mecha: Like the original King Joe, it can split into four separate components, but the originality here is that it can reform into a combat tank and provide STORAGE significant tactical ability.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: The D4 outfitted into King Joe STORAGE Custom damaged 80 percent of its internal systems after a single blast, almost harming Yoko in a dimensional tear before Z saved her.
- Full-Name Basis: Whenever STORAGE members refer to it, its called by its full title of "King Joe STORAGE Custom".
- Good Counterpart: Is STORAGE's clone of the original King Joe and their second attempt in understanding alien technology.
- Jet Pack: One of the things added to it is the Multiple Launch Pedanium Rocket System, allowing it to fly without the need to separate into ships like previous versions of King Joe. It also doubles as a missile launcher.
- Lightning Bruiser: It's noted to be five times more powerful than Windam and its reaction time is three times as fast, making it this to the SAA Units. Unfortunately, its first fight goes poorly because Yuka isn't used to fighting in something as responsive as King Joe.
- Macross Missile Massacre: Fires multitudes of missiles from its backpack.
- Mythology Gag: Its name and design can be considered one to King Joe Custom from Ultraman Ginga S.
- Reality Ensues: Since this King Joe was reverse engineered from an alien technology rather than straight up scratch build by mankind, even an Ace Pilot like Yoko found out the hard way that controlling it is like taming a wild horse due to its fast reaction time unlike the rest of the SAA robots.
- Right Hand of Doom: Or rather, left hand. The Pedanium Hammer is a spring-loaded punching weapon in melee combat.
- Tank Goodness: Thanks to its Combining Mecha ability, King Joe STORAGE Custom can rearrange its composing parts into a powerful tank form.
- Wave-Motion Gun: Able to fire one as a Finishing Move from its Pedanium Particle Cannon alongside the standard small laser bolts.
- Worf Had the Flu: Its debut goes a little rough. It is clearly powerful however Yoko was caught off guard by how responsive it was after the more sluggish Sevengar and Windam.
- Asshole Victim: Getting captured and be subjected to dissection is one of the, if not, most humiliating way for an Ultraman villain to go down. Juggler seems fine to have Yuka and Kaburagi decide Celebro's fate and considering the parasite having caused so much death and destruction on many planets, it's well-deserved.
- Bad Boss: He brainwashes the Alien Pitts he hires as soon as they deliver him the genetic samples of the Heisei monsters, right after they asked for payment from him.
- Big Bad: The one currently holding this position for the series. He is also the one who kickstarted the series' plot by possessing Genegarg and making him steal the Ultra Medals from Hikari.
- Body Surf: Starts out by controlling Genegarg's body to steal the Ultra Medals, then switches to Kaburagi's body after the former's death. Later moves on to take over GAFJ Captain Asano, and then moves on to Director Kuriyama before taking over Yoko as the culmination of its endgame, when Yoko is rescued he moves on to directly controlling Destrudos.
- Butt-Monkey: If Celebro ever obtains the means to transform into a fusion Kaiju, it only appears in one episode and never to be used again. For starters, he lost the Medals used to transform into Five King and later on forced to surrender the Belial Medal, preventing transformation into Belial Fusion Monsters in the future. Both occasions are no less thanks to Juggler. He does eventually get all those medals back for Destrudos.
- Cold Ham: Celebro's usual game face on the surface is mostly a blank, yet creepy scowl. But when he's causing chaos for the hell of it, he starts cackling in a fit of orgasmic insanity, if episode 14 is taken into consideration.
- Contrasting Sequel Antagonist:
- To Kirisaki/Ultraman Tregear. Kirisaki used his own natural, vast and mystical powers as a fallen Ultraman to personally fight and even summon his own Kaiju, while Celebro is a Mad Scientist who uses stolen Ultraman technology and reverse engineers it to use the power of previous Kaiju to summon them and even transform himself into fused ones. And unlike the trickster-like approach to mayhem Tregear used in order to show that good and evil are concepts that don't really exist, Celebro seems to be causing chaos and destruction just because he's bored.
- To Makoto Aizen. Both summon Kaiju using the power of Ultraman technology, perverted an Ultra's power for their own gain and both are aliens that possessed a human as a host for their own ends. However, Makoto was the embodiment of Evil Is Hammy whenever he was on screen, much unlike Celebro, who is extremely detached to practically anything he does to the point of seeming emotionless at any given time. Also, while Aizen transformed into an Evil Knockoff of his favorite Ultraman, Celebro transforms by fusing multiple past Kaiju.
- To Kei Fukuide. Kei was a proud loyalist of Belial whose first encounter with the evil Ultra gave him a purpose, going as far as to give up everything out of an Undying Loyalty towards him. Celebro is a sociopathic Mad Scientist who has been gathering essences of Belial and create monsters to cause mayhem other than just for fun, but with a currently unexplained motive. Their differences take a step further on the way the use the Belial Fusion Monsters — Kei mostly uses one Belial Fusion Monster once per episode, whereas Celebro is able to use three out of four in one episode.
- Cool Gun: His pistol is one he created to summon a troop of Valis Raiders. It can also shoot energy balls, using it to briefly stun Hebikura before escaping in episode 7 and shoots Hypno Ray towards a pair of Alien Pitt sisters. He later puts it in his machine in episode 16 to create Kaiju Medals.
- Evil Counterpart: An obvious one to Ultraman Z. He's a parasitic creature that came to Earth for hostile reasons, unlike Z's much more noble desire to be a hero.
- Evil Genius: Figures out how to reverse engineer the Ultra tech to make his own Kaiju Medals, and merge them with actual Kaiju to make new fusions. He can't quite figure out how to get a Belial medal working even with the Devil Splinters however. At least until he hits on the idea of adding Riku's DNA into the mix.
- He's also shown to be of the "detached" variety since while using his stolen Z-Riser he's almost clinical in his minimal movements and refers to every non-Belial medal he loads by their "subtitle" instead of a name. For example He calls Gomora "Ancient Monster" and Red King "Skull Monster".
- Evil Is Petty: He unleashes Bullton to STORAGE HQ because he can't fathom the idea of someone else having fun without him.
- Evil vs. Evil: With Juggler. Juggler has been onto him since their first encounter in episode 7 and said encounter paints a target on Celebro's back while inhabiting Kaburagi's body. It also helps that Celebro himself is also an Unwitting Pawn to Juggler's own personal agenda by allowing the construction of the D4 Ray and Ultroid Zero so Juggler could steal the robot for himself before Celebro does.
- Fatal Flaw: His conspicuousness. Sure, Celebro managed take on a human host to further his agenda. Little did he know, having possessed Kaburagi drew suspicion of another alien who is able to blend in among humans perfectly: Jugglus Juggler. Even when he tries to avoid Juggler, he would accidentally leave behind Kaburagi's ID card, and dropping the Five King medal set, the latter of which are now in Juggler's possession. Eventually Reality Ensues as the rest of the GAFJ sent out an arrest warrant to him, forcing Celebro to use GAFJ Police captain Asano as a new host while pinning Kaburagi with all the crimes he accumulated.
- Foil: To Juggler. Simply put, Celebro is basically what Juggler was in the past. The only main difference that Juggler is able to blend in among humans without drawing unnecessary attention, going so as to keep up with the Hebikura persona and his true identity from the STORAGE crew in the dark. While Celebro keeps himself isolated while plotting, the fact that his erratic mannerisms while possessing Kaburagi only drew the suspicion of Juggler.
- Hate Sink: Compared to past Ultra villains like Belial, Juggler, Cereza, and even Tregear, while they do have any Freudian Excuse for their atrocities in their home series and have a degree of, if not entirely, a mitigating factor all while looking cool at what they do or even over-the-top and hilarious moments in the case of Cereza; Celebro has none of those and lacks a clear goal to whatever he tries to do on Earth. He simply causes death and destruction as a mere excuse to alleviate his boredom; treating other kaiju and aliens (benign or hostile) alike as his guinea pigs. Even Juggler himself sees Celebro as a bigger scumbag than he used to be four years ago.
- Hypocrite: His reason for turning Horoboros into Metsuboros in episode 16 was to retrieve his Belial Medal back from Haruki/Z, to the point of even calling them thieves. As even Kaburagi's actor pointed out, Celebro is oblivious to the fact that his insult also applies to his actions in possessing Kaburagi on Earth.
- Impersonating an Officer: A variation. By possessing a Monster Research Center worker, Celebro was already doing this, but he plays the game further by posing as JAERC worker named Masaaki Higashi when STORAGE members were trying to deliver the Ultra Medals safely from Barossa's intervention. Justified that at that point, all of STORAGE but Haruki knew that Kaburagi had done shady things behind all those monster attacks.
- It Amused Me: Celebro creates monster attacks for no other reason than to amuse himself. He also unleashes Bullton into STORAGE HQ because he thought that it would be fun.
- Karmic Death: Will suffer one at the hands of Yuka and Kaburagi, who are all too eager to dissect him after he's weakened by his defeat as Destrudos and captured by Juggler.
- Kick the Dog: When he begins his endgame he possess Yoko and takes Ultroid Zero around the world to absorb kaiju for a super form. He sucks in the mother Red King who instead of fighting him was shielding her egg. Despite already having Red King's data he prepares to either destroy or absorb the egg but fortunately Haruki came to the rescue in time.
- Knight of Cerebus: All hell's going to break loose every time Shinya/Celebro appears in an episode.
- Lack of Empathy: Riku's pleas to let Belial rest easy falls on Celebro's ears. It shows that he doesn't give any shit about Belial besides using his cells for his own ends.
- Marionette Motion: Celebro's victims sometimes staggers around like this after being possessed, especially Yoko.
- Mask of Sanity: Beneath his emotionally detached exterior is a twisted psychopath dead set in causing chaos and mass destruction out of his own warped amusement.
- Meaningful Name: Celebro/Cerebro, as in the Spanish/Portuguese for "brain".
- Mythology Gag: Celebro's catchphrase is "Kiete Karekarehta" is based on Ide's attempt to converse with Alien Baltan through the cosmic language "Kiete Koshi Kirekirete".
- Never My Fault: Implied. When he's called out by Haruki and Juggler over the Bullton incident which transpired Greeza's presence in episode 15, Celebro laughs it off as if he had nothing to do with Greeza to begin with, and he knows very well that both Z and STORAGE are to blame for Bullton's destruction and consequently brought Greeza out in the first place.
- Another one in episode 24 was when he blame Z for his intervention on mankind that leads to Ultroid Zero's creation and finally leading to Destrudos' birth. Little did the alien knew that Z was chasing him because he stole the medals from the Land of Light and even if Z never ended up on Earth, Celebro would basically screw mankind all over again.
- Omnicidal Maniac: And HOW! In order for Celebro to accomplish his campaign of mass planetary destruction, he abides his time for the civilizations of said planets he plans to invade to destroy themselves before his time to strike. And his goal on Earth is to make humans destroy themselves when they are at their absolute worst because it is in human nature to create weapons of war knowing it would bring upon humanity's extinction.Celebro: I've enjoyed many planets so far, but this moment always excites me. It's a wonderful spectacle. To see fools destroyed by a weapon of their own making, and to hear their cries of agony! I implant fear into planets with civilizations. They make weapon after weapon to defend themselves, and finally, with a weapon they created, they destroy their own civilization. I have a name for it - The Civilization Self-Destruction Game!
- One-Winged Angel: After being driven out of Yoko's body, he directly possesses Destrudos to make it his final body.
- Possession Burnout: Possessing Kaburagi for extended periods of time causes a strain on his host's body, which Celebro comments on and leads to his decision to Body Surf into Captain Asano.
- Puppeteer Parasite: Celebro possessed a youth from the Monster Research Center named Shinya Kaburagi as a means to operate after Genegarg, its previous host, is killed.
- Shadow Archetype: Celebro is basically a second Juggler who had no one around him to be his moral compass, he even has most of the latter's worst traits in Orb dialed Up to Eleven — right down from his Hair-Trigger Temper, lack of shame and poor impulse control, inability to understand anything that resembles kindness and compassion, and need for stimulation.
- Shout-Out: After possessing Yoko, she staggers backwards and stumbles towards the screen with her back hunched and her hair covering the entirety of her face, before raising her head and looking at the screen (and by extent, the audience). Not unlike Sadako emerging from that well and crawling out of the television in Ringu.
- The Sociopath: Celebro's emotional detachment makes him unable to understand anything that resembles compassion and empathy, lack of shame for the destruction he caused on various planets all while enjoying every moment of it, poor impulse control, pathological need for stimulation, and treats other kaiju and aliens — benign and hostile ones alike as his personal playthings all just to keep himself amused.
- Spanner in the Works: He ends up completely screwing over STORAGE's plan to give the Ultra Medals to the JAERC in episode 9 in the last minute by intentionally opening the case Yoko gave him, allowing King Joe to detect the real Ultra Medals.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Before the official English news statement came out, its name read as "Cerebro".
- Unwitting Pawn: Downplayed. While Celebro is unknowingly a stepping stone for Juggler's personal agenda into creating Ultroid Zero so he could hijack the robot, Celebro knows fully of this and refuses to let Juggler have his way.
- Verbal Tic: "Kiete Karekareta".note
- Villainous Breakdown: Losing the Belial Medal in episode 15 took a worse turn to Celebro's mentality as he drops whatever left of his sanity to a full blown lunatic.
Ultraman BelialThe original Big Bad of Ultra Series media related to Ultraman Zero in all of his exploits. Although Belial had long died after his last confrontation with his artificial son, Ultraman Geed, his remains plagued the entire multiverse as Devil Splinters and causing simultaneous rampage of monsters and other victims affected by the item.
For tropes of Ultraman Belial in general, see here.
- The Ghost: As Belial is already dead since Geed, he was only mentioned in name by Riku, Z and Zero (in the voice drama only).
- Legacy Character: Subverted; through Geed, he was given a clone crafted into a talking space needle called the Beliarok, but the latter is neither Belial's reincarnation nor an inheritor to his name.
- My Death Is Just the Beginning: Belial's demise in Ultraman Geed didn't actually warrant the entire galaxy at peace. As Ultraman Z revealed, Belial's scattered remains from all of the wounds he sustained from his previous fights unleashes the Devil Splinter and throw the multiverse into a state of disorder once more.
- Retcon: He is the subject of one in Riku's flashback when he explains the origin of Devil Splinter, being stated to be pieces of Belial's flesh laying around back when he sustained injuries during his active days fighting. During the flashback, an improvised scene from Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends was demonstrated where Taro managed to shoot his Storium Ray to Belial's shoulder despite the original movie has Belial perfectly avoiding the attack.
The fourth SAA unit, this one was produced by GAFJ instead of STORAGE after the team was disbanded by Kuriyama. It was created using the combat data of the Ultra Warriors and King Joe STORAGE Custom for GAFJ's attempt in harnessing the power of an Ultra Warrior for their own while at the same time controlling the output of D4.
In reality, it was Celebro's master plan, a weapon created to let mankind destroy itself by absorbing dormant Kaiju and Kaiju medals, mutating into the terrifying Destrudos, a chimera piloted by a Celebro-possessed Yoko.
Tropes applying to Ultroid Zero
- Artificial Human: Although a robot, GAFJ and SAAG declare it as their "artificial Ultraman".
- The Assimilator: Ultroid Zero went on a worldwide rampage by absorbing all of the monsters under GAFJ's observation and to transform itself into its final form.
- Barrier Warrior: It creates the Magnerium Shield energy barrier to protect itself.
- Beware the Superman: Everything about Ultroid Zero has this trope written all over it. To wit, it's an artificial Ultraman created by humans meant to be as a machine to protect mankind, unknowingly falling into Celebro's omnicidal endgame ploy. Yuka's hunch in episode 24 sums up why several monsters are rallying against it.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: The Magnerium Blades on its arms can generate energies. Given that it copies the Ultra Warriors as a whole, the attack probably came from Geed Galaxy Rising's Galaxy Cutting.
- Chest Blaster: The D4 Ray on its chest served as one.
- The Dreaded: As Yuka noted, Ultroid Zero instill fear into the Earth itself. Its creation is considered an over-technology that was even crazier than mankind's standards and can harm the planet if not properly taken care of. This is also the reason why five Earth monsters were sent to eliminate it during its first test run.
- Evil Counterpart: To the Ultra Warriors as a whole, as it was mankind's attempt in creating a force equal to an Ultra. Later on, it becomes an "eviler" counterpart to Zeppandon, as both are chimeras controlled by mysterious beings, but Destrudos is as outright malevolent as Celebro and wants to destroy Earth and humanity.
- Expy: To both Darklops Zero and Terranoid, the former is a Robot Me of Ultraman Zero and the latter is mankind's attempt in harnessing an Ultra's power.
- Four Is Death: Ultroid Zero is the fourth SAA unit and it incorporates D4 superweapon that can annihilate monsters and tearing down the fabric of dimension if not properly taken care of. The fact that Ultroid Zero is the only SAA to ever fall into villainy also counts.
- Gatling Good: The Magnerium Gatling on its arms.
- Grand Theft Prototype: Invoked. With Kuriyama as a stepping stone, Celebro was grooming mankind to create their strongest SAA unit to hijack it all for himself and finally eradicating mankind as a whole.Celebro: You're here, Ultraman Z! You have my gratitude. You played a good pawn in my game! Thanks to you, the humans have made such a wonderful weapon for me! Now let me introduce you to the final boss for the climax of this game! The king of death and destruction, Destrudos!
- Jet Pack: The boosters on its back, legs and feet allow it to fly.
- Just a Machine: Unlike STORAGE's first three SAA, who's creations were treated as if their own children, Ultroid Zero only gets an applause from the GAFJ top managements as its only seen as a weapon with high power than a force of good.
- Master of All: Ultroid Zero is described by GAFJ as "The Strongest Robot Weapon", hence it is as strong as Sevengar, as agile as Windam, having multitudes of artillery weapons like King Joe SC and to top it all, it can fire the D4 Ray without harming the environment (although this renders its pilot unconscious).
- Mythology Gag: The "Magnerium" energies used on its attacks are the same name of the material used by the Ultra Garrison to free Ultraseven from Alien Guts' crucifixion.
- Robot Me: His appearance is basically a mechanized version of Ultraman Zero himself instead of past Ultra Kaiju as a whole.
- Walking Spoiler: The fact that it is a byproduct of GAFJ and not STORAGE, including that it uses the D4 brings everything closer to the series finale. Also, every content on the below section provides a good reason why.
Tropes applying to Destrudos
- All Your Powers Combined: Its able to use the components of all the Kaiju it assimilated with.
- Body Horror: For even the monster itself, its basically clawing itself out from Ultroid Zero instead of a cyborg fusion. The lifeless Red King skull on its right shoulder was only the icing of the cake.
- Breath Weapon: Destrudo Breath
- Broken Faceplate: The face/helmet of Ultroid Zero cracks into half as Destrudos' head grows from it. The left half hangs on the head, while the right half hangs onto severeal Spikes of Villainy of the right shoulder.
- Chest Blaster: Destrudo D4 Ray, fired from Majaba's face on its chest.
- Cyborg: While mostly looking organic, it still has mechanical parts such as a cockpit and the D4 Ray.
- Eldritch Abomination: A cyborg clawed out its way from a machine while bearing all the agonizing parts and appearance of the Kaiju its based on.
- Evil Is Visceral: The moment Ultoid Zero turns into Destrudos, it's interior cockpit immediately grows organic-like features such as veins and fleshy coating, which quickly covers the machinery and control panels.
- Expy: Like how Ultroid Zero is to Terranoid, Destrudos is to Zelganoid for being an artificial Ultra being hijacked by an alien being and bring about destruction to mankind, the very race it was supposed to protect.
- Giant Flyer: Courtesy of Birdon's wings.
- Healing Factor: When Celebro took over its body, Destrudos gains the ability to regenerate the D4 cannon on its chest.
- Hybrid Monster: Its Ultroid Zero with parts from Red King (female), Dancan, Arstron, Birdon, Satan Beetle, Crescent and Majaba clawing out into an Eldritch Abomination.
- I Have Your Wife: Even without the steel-like hide, Ultraman Z can't actually harm the monster in any way, especially when Celebro possessed Yoko to control the monster, also to use her as a leverage.
- The Juggernaut: As if an android Ultraman with the same strength as the real deal isn't enough, its evolution into Destrudos can even tank the likes of Gamma Future's summoned Ultras.
- Macross Missile Massacre: Destrudo Hellfire; with Dancan's spikes serving as the missile projectiles. It's named after the AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-ground missile.
- Meaningful Name: Its name is derived from the term "Destrudo", a term first used by the Italian psychoanalyst Eduardo Weiss in 1935 to describe the energy of the 'death instinct' or 'death drive', in a way analogous to Sigmund Freuds concept of Libido, the 'life instinct', usually mentioned in reference to reproduction. Whereas Libido is described in Freudian psychoanalysis as 'the urge to create', Destrudo is 'the urge to destroy', and encompasses concepts discussed under the death instinct such as aggression, compulsion and self-destructive behaviors.
- More Dakka: Destrudo Phalanx; basically inspired from the real-life anti-aircraft cannon Phalanx CIWS (close-in weapon system).
- Multiple Head Case: Subverted. Destrudos' main head is the real one, but the Red King head was only there as a decorative skeleton.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Annihilation Armor Monster Destrudos. Celebro sure picked up a very good name for this.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Destrudos lives and breathes on this trope. Its a composite of six monsters whose parts protruding from a robot to form a mixture of flesh and metal. Oh and its controlled by the Celebro-possesed Yoko, making it a case that it is a monster without a mind of its own, forcing Celebro to control it from Ultroid Zero's cockpit. Its also a Deconstruction when Yuka comments that the combination was too messy, so much that she can no longer find the cockpit where Celero-possessed Yoko piloted from.
- Shock and Awe: Destrudo Thunderblast
- Spell My Name with an "S": The DX Z Riser pronounces its name as Destordos.
- Spikes of Villainy: The spikes from Dancan around the body are super-sharp which further adds to its durability.
- Sword Beam: Destrudo Reaper
Kaiju and Aliens
- First Appearance: Chant My Name!
See Ultra Q
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Sevengar was nearly four times Gomess' size. Gomess did not stand a chance at all, and it took one hit for Sevengar to kill Gomess.
- Mythology Gag: Its small size here is a reference to its first appearance in Ultra Q where it was much shorter than most monsters.note
- Starter Villain: It's the classic Gomess who is big to humans at 20 meters, but tiny to the 58 meter tall Sevengar. Boy, is he easily beaten.
- Too Dumb to Live: Decides to chase Haruki while being chased by the massive Sevengar instead of attempting to escape.
- Your Size May Vary: Stands 20 meters at normal height, a great departure from the gigantic 50-meter Gomess (S) in Heisei era series.
- First Appearance: Chant My Name!
- Achilles' Heel: Genegarg's Backpack Cannon powers are so strong that its body overheats if it fires the beams for extended periods of time, with harmful results.
- Backpack Cannon: Can fire a barrage of lasers from its back.
- Big Eater: Its appetite extends even to other kaiju, like one unfortunate Bullton.
- Breath Weapon: Breathes a purple laser beam, called Genebuster.
- Casting Gag: A suit example, it was a Prop Recycling from Magata no Orochi, hence why both monsters display the tendency to eat anything in front of them.
- Expy: Of Samekujira, in terms of appearance, body structure, and overall design.
- Extreme Omnivore: It will swallow anything that it can get its mouth on from asteroids to the Ultra Medals to other kaiju.
- Horn Attack: Has a giant nasal horn perfect for ploughing through structures and goring Ultras.
- Jet Pack: Has an organic version built into its behind, allowing it to fly in space and Earths atmosphere.
- Overheating: Genegarg's Backpack Cannon attack causes its body to overheat when used for an extended period of time.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Briefly shines before making its way to Earth. According to supplementary materials, its because Celebro possessed the monster, hence the reason its eyes shines red like all of its other hosts.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Although merely just a Monster of the Week, Genegarg sets up the plot for the rest of the series, including Zeros disappearance, the Ultra Medals arriving on earth, Z merging himself with Haruki Natsukawa, and Celebro's arrival. Episode 2 revealed that Genegarg's destruction caused the awakening of monsters across the world if that wasn't enough.
- Starter Villain: While not the first monster seen in the series, it is the first one that Ultraman Z fights.
- Stomach of Holding: Has the ability to regurgitate anything it devours as a weapon.
- Threatening Shark: Based off of sharks, particularly tiger sharks, which are infamous for the devouring anything put in front of their face. Its Boss Subtitles are even Ferocious Space Shark.
- First Appearance: Chant My Name!
See Ultraman TV Series
- Barrier Maiden: Riku reveals that beings like Bullton maintain the universe by bearing various irrationalties with their powers. By destroying it, it allowed Greeza to enter the universe.
- The Bus Came Back: After disappearing through Zero's Shining Star Drive, Celebro revealed that he still keept the monster's pieces and unleashes it on STORAGE HQ in episode 14.
- Noodle Incident: How Genegarg managed to eat Bullton is still a mystery. Presumably, it happened at some point after Celebro took it over.
- Rolling Attack: Uses it reality-warping powers to pin Z and trample him over and over by simply rolling its huge form over his body.
- Teleport Spam: Displays this ability during its battle with Z in episode 14.
- Your Mind Makes It Real: A variant. As Yuka explains, Bullton's mastery over space and time works through the subconscious of those caught in areas affected by its power; if a person subconsciously wants to believe in something or go to someplace, Bullton's reality-warping abilities will cause that to happen.
- First Appearance: A Warrior's Principles
See Ultraman TV Series
- Achilles' Heel: If the base of Neronga's horn is damaged, its electrical powers are disrupted.
- Chekhov's Gun: Part of Neronga's horn was salvaged by Yuka for examination. Two episodes later, it was used to empower Windom to circumvent its long charging period.
- Up to Eleven: Its invisibility is enhanced to the point of even disguising its body temperature.
Bemstar, Segmeger and Majappa
- First Appearance: A Warrior's Principles
See Return of Ultraman for Bemstar and Ultraman Taiga for Segmeger and Majappa
- Hate Plague: By virtue of the Devil Splinter, these three and other affected monsters turned berserk and brought chaos to the entire universe. This leads to the Ultra Warriors in the Land of Light manufacturing Z Riser and Ultra Medals, and eventually Genegarg's attack to steal them.
- Oh, Crap!: The Bemstar that appears in episode 19 has this reaction when it sees a hole open in the sky heralding the arrival of Barabas.
- First Appearance: Live Coverage! The Monster Transport Operation
See Ultraman TV Series
- Art Evolution: The rebuilt Gigass suit for the Reiwa Era displays more details compared to its original iteration in the Showa era.
- The Bus Came Back: Gigass' last appearance in the TV shows? His debut, 54 years ago.
- The Worf Effect: Gigass' role in the show is to prove how powerful Sevengar's rocket fist upgrade is.
- First Appearance: Live Coverage! The Monster Transport Operation
See Ultraman TV Series
- Ludicrous Gibs: His ultimate fate is being reduced to raining Gomora chunks into the city after being blown to bits while being flung in mid-air.
- Mythology Gag: STORAGE's plans with Gomora and the outcome of the operation are very similar to what happened in Science Patrol's encounter with the original Gomora in Ultraman — only the team is moving Gomora away from civilization to a desolate island instead of the reverse.
- Non-Malicious Monster: Despite Gomora's rampaging, it was only out of confusion after suddenly finding itself transported from its habitat.
- First Appearance: Robot-2 Activation Plan
See Ultraman TV Series
- Achilles' Heel: Ripping off Erimaki Telesdon's frill strips it off its new powers, turning it back into a standard Telesdon.
- Attack Reflector: Erimaki Telesdon's frill grants it the ability to conjure a force field that does this.
- Bilingual Bonus: "Erimaki" is literally Japanese for "frill".
- Hybrid Monster: Erimaki Telesdon is the original Telesdon enhanced with Jirass' frill. Additionally, the frill fires out its own version of Gomora's Super Oscillatory Wave.
- Spin Attack: Has the same drill spinning attack as the one from Ultraman X, even before being turned into Erimaki Telesdon.
- Took a Level in Badass: Originally played straight with its constant use of drill spinning attack like the one from Ultraman X. Later invoked when Celebro feeds it Jirass' Kaiju Medal to grant the monster several new powers.
- First Appearance: First Juggling
See Ultra Q
- Oh, Crap!: Peguila is visibly shocked after seeing the weapon that sealed it gets wielded by Z.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Peguila was originally kept underneath Alaska by the Z Lance Arrow. When the researchers remove the item, it caused the monster to be awakened as well without realizing.
- First Appearance: First Juggling
See Ultraman Orb
- The Worf Effect: Downplayed. Despite going up against forms like Thunder Breastar, Zeppandon is pretty handily beaten by the Z Lance Arrow once Haruki and Z get the hang of it. However, given his movements he was most likely not taking the fight seriously. Given the hints as to Juggler's role in this season he may have even been testing them.
- First Appearance: The Man Returns!
See Ultraman Geed
- Back from the Dead: This is the original Gillvalis from Geed's movie brought back to life by the Devil Splinters.
- Came Back Wrong: Its Devil Splinter induced revival seems to have taken a toll on it as it remains deathly silent throughout the entire episode, implying that it came back weaker and without higher functions beyond the programming it applied to the Galactrons and its own self-preservation.
- Clipped-Wing Angel: Its body is destroyed at the start of The Man Returns and while it seemed to reformed it for the finale of the episode it was noted to not be completed. Do note that it still gave Geed and Z quite a fight, and required Yuka forcibly downloading a complicated equation into it through Windom just to give them the opening to destroy it.
- The Dreaded: Because of his previous genocidal conquest back from Geed's movie premier, even the mere sight of Gillvalis is enough to instill fear onto Juggler.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Celebro wouldn't have a spare Devil Splinter with him since the very one he had dissipated from being an incomplete Belial Medal. When Gillvalis' Perfect Form destroyed and left its body behind, the alien was able to salvage a Devil Splinter that said AI used to revive itself, and together with the Belial DNA from Riku, he was able to create a stable version of said medal.
- The Worf Effect: Not Gillvalis, but its core. A large part of Gillvalis' threat was that its core was invulnerable to everything except the Red Steel, thus explaining why it was trying to destroy it before it was used against it. Here, the core ends up being destroyed by the Z Lance Arrow's Z Lance Fire Finisher. It likely has something to do with its resurrection.
- First Appearance: The Man Returns!
See Ultraman Geed
- Cool Gun: Celebro's Valis Raiders uses the same model of gun that he uses to summon them.
- Dressing as the Enemy: A new ability to this series, they can disguise themselves as STORAGE officers, doing so to slip into STORAGE and kidnap Riku under Celebro's orders.
- Mook Carryover: Originally Gillvalis' troopers in cleansing all life forms, Celebro rebuilds them as his own minions.
- Mythology Gag: Celebro summons them with the use of a gun whenever they're needed. This type of gun was the same model that Rento Kujo in Ultraman Taiga uses to transform into Galactron MK2 under Tregear.
Skull Gomora, Thunder Killer, and Pedanium Zetton
- First Appearance: His Majesty's Medal
See Ultraman Geed
- Killed Off for Real: Subverted. The monsters are never alive as they existed as fusions with Belial's power as a glue, but Celebro loses the Belial Medal to Haruki, preventing them from ever appearing again after one episode.
- Multiform Balance: Unlike Kei Fukuide sticking to one monster per each battle, Celebro can swap to different monsters when the situation calls for.
- Noodle Incident: While the Medals that make up Skull Gomora are both monsters native to Earth, how did Celebro managed to manufacture Zetton, Eleking, King Joe and Ace Killer Medals remains a mystery (given their extraterrestrial origin), unless these four were fought by STORAGE before in a yet to be seen adventure before Z arrived, or he has been hiring aliens like the Pitts sisters to obtain their samples.
Alien Pitt Fa and Si
- First Appearance: The Mystic Power
- Action Girl: Fa seems to be the brute of the sisters.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Both get turned into Celebro's thralls by him, right after delivering the 3 initial samples of the Heisei monsters, with the purpose of obtaining samples of Reicubas and Gan Q.
- Mistaken for Badass: The Pitts kidnapped Yoko and Yuka because of the two happened to have Z's Z Riser and assumed that one of them is his Ultra Host.
- Noodle Incident: When Yuka Ohta sees their true forms, she instantly identifies their species, implying this universe's Earth has had contact with other alien life before Z arrival that wasn't previously talked about before.
- Oh, Crap!: Both briefly get this expression right before Celebro brainwashes them.
- Punch-Clock Villain: Even before their brainwashing, delivering Golza, Melba and Super C.O.V. essences are like everyday job for them. If the younger sister Si were to imply, it appears that they would prefer to spend a vacation after collecting payment from Celebro.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Fa is the red to Si's blue.
- Sibling Team: Whereas most incarnations of Alien Pitt present them as twins, Fa seems to be the older sister and Si appears to be the younger one.
- Technicolor Eyes: Si has pink eyes, unlike Fa, who has the traditional yellow eyes of her species.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: At least in their Earth disguises, Fa has her hair and clothing done like she's a model, while still being a butt kicker and Si is dressed like a punk.
Tri King/Five King
- First Appearance: The Mystic Power
See Ultraman Ginga
- The Bus Came Back: Tri King and Five King return in episode 15 when Juggler uses its Medals to transform into the former, then the latter, in a ill-fated atttempt to fight off Greeza alongside Geed and Z.
- Clipped-Wing Angel: A literal example from Tri King, who possesses Melba's wings, but isn't able to use them until Celebro transforms into Five King.
- HeelFace Return: Juggler used it to help Z and Geed in against Greeza at first, but it gets Subverted when he uses it again to silently help GAFJ gathering the data of Z's energy beam.
- Killed Off for Real: Downplayed. Celebro loses the Kaiju Medals needed to transform into it as a result from an ambush from Jugglus Juggler, preventing him from turning back into Five King for the foreseeable future. Juggler also loses these Medals after assisting Barossa III in fighting Z, apparently picked up by Director Kuriyama himself.
- Logical Weakness: Five King can be easily beaten by invoking Tiga, Dyna, and Gaia's power through Gamma Future since it serves as the Good Counterpart to Five King due to the fact that its components correspond to the respective Ultras (Golza and Melba for Tiga, Reicubas for Dyna, Gan-Q and Super C.O.V. for Gaia). However, the only who managed to bypass this is Greeza, an anomaly that can only be destroyed with a power beyond logic in the form of Delta Rise Claw.
- Mythology Gag: Just like its previous full appearance, Five King was destroyed by the combined powers of Ultraman Tiga, Ultraman Dyna, and Ultraman Gaia, with each attacking the body part correspinding with a kaiju from their respective series. Considering both this episode and the movie's director was Koichi Sakamoto, its not coincidental.
- First Appearance: The Unidentified Object Convoy Order
- Achilles' Heel: Yuka, after reviewing the video she took from its first bout with Windam, tells Ultraman Z that King Joe is vulnerable when its split into its component ships, for doing so exposes its connective joints.
- Grand Theft Prototype: It was originally an Alien Pedan's robot, but Barossa stole it like other weapons he obtained from defeated opponents. Humorously, this winds up getting swung around on him when STORAGE salvages King Joe.
- Non-Malicious Monster: In the Special Airborne Armor Secret File special, Ultraman Z notes that King Joe isn't sentient like the Jean brothers, so whether or not its bad is dependent on whomever is in the driver's seat.
- Killed Off for Real: Averted. While taking a direct hit from Z's Lightning Generade finisher does shut it down, it remains relatively intact. Hebikura notes that the Director is too busy salvaging the ships to care that STORAGE technically lost the Medals they were supposed to protect. Episode 10 confirms that all it needs is a recharge to start up and running again, even pulling itself together while recharging.
- Off with His Head!: Haruki (piloting Windam) ends up doing this to it trying to stop it from attacking the car Hebikura and Shota are in. Unfortunately, that's when everyone learns about its Detachment Combat abilities.
- Tractor Beam: Uses one to gather the Ultra Medals and absorb them into its body.
- First Appearance: The Unidentified Object Convoy Order
Tropes applying to the entire Barossa as a whole.
- Avenging the Villain: The second, third and their other 9,997 younger brothers swore to avenge their eldest brother after his defeat by Z.
- Beware the Silly Ones: The Barossas are goofy and rather clumsy — but they're still ruthless pirates with an arsenal of deadly weapons that they won't hesitate to use, and aren't above fighting dirty.
- Combat Pragmatist: The Barossas are perfectly willing to use tactics like A Handful for an Eye and taking hostages. The second one outright states that there's no such thing as fairness in warfare (not that this stops him from complaining that Windom's interference is unfair).
- Crazy-Prepared: All of the stolen goods that they loot from other aliens are not to be mistaken as expendable treasures, but they could come in handy when needed the most, as shown when the first Barossa had Dada's shrink ray and the second having Juran's seeds, both of which allow them to grow to giant size.
- The Dreaded: They are notorious space pirates known to take weapons of their defeated opponents, and episodes 9, 10, and 17 give us a good reason to fear them for.Ultraman Z: That's an Alien Barossa. They ravage and plunder across the galaxy, using weapons they've stolen as their own. They're Ultra-dangerous space pirates.
- Explosive Breeder: When a Barossa breeds, the offspring are born 10,000 at once. The one Z had killed happened to be the oldest brother of his own brood.
- Famous Last Words: Everytime they were defeated, they shouted "Baro Baro Barossa!", but each has different meaning, depending on who Z killed.
- Make My Monster Grow: Both Barossas have the ability to enlarge themselves: The first one uses Dada's shrink ray in reverse, and the second uses seeds from a Juran.
- Meaningful Name: Named after The Barbarossa Brothers, a pair of notorious Ottoman pirates who operated around the coast of North Africa during the 15th century.
- Multi-Melee Master: The Barossas has a reputation for stealing weapons from their opponents, making them a holder of this trope.
- Noodle Incident: One of the many Barossas fought Ultraman Zero and gave him a hard time due to their use of trickery. Its implied that it was the first Barossa, due to the mention of using a stolen King Joe, though no supporting evidence came after that.
- Pokémon Speak: Their vocabulary starts off with repeated "Baro", before ending with "Barossa!". The second one does speak Japanese, but still often mutters variations on "Barossa" as a Verbal Tic.
- Space Pirates: What their race is known for.
- Unskilled, but Strong: Both the first and second Barossas were able to display feats of raw power being able to keep up with a trained martial artist like Haruki but fall short to Juggler, an experienced swordsman. What they lack in finesse from both Haruki and Juggler, they compensate for their Crazy Preparedness and underhanded tactics.
- You Kill It, You Bought It: The fact they're Space Pirates, it makes a lot of sense that they have looted a lot of items associated to past Aliens. Let's not forget that the first of its kind to debut in this series have hijacked a King Joe from an Alien Pedan and also kept a number of weapons belonging to now, if not entirely, deceased alien warriors in the past.
Tropes applying to the first Barossa.
- First Appearance: The Unidentified Object Convoy OrderVoiced by: Koichi Toshima
- Actor Allusion: The last weapon that the first Barossa gets to wield is an Alien Magma's Magma Sabre. His voice actor, Koichi Toshima occasionally portrays Alien Magma in live events and stage shows held by Tsuburaya Productions.
- Cool Gun: He wields an energy gun, one that he took from an Alien Shaplay.
- Elective Unintelligible: The first Alien Barossa considers himself above human beings and exclusively uses his race's Pokémon Speak instead, electing to use People Puppets in a similar manner to Alien Ghose to communicate with humans.
- Freeze-Frame Bonus:
- When the enlarged first Barossa whipped out all of his weapons, the ones he uses are all related to past Ultra Series aliens and warlords. These are Juda Specter's Bat Caliber, Mold Specter's Bat Axe, Alien Magma's Magma Saber, Zamusha's Hoshikirimaru, Mecha Zamu's Sword Zamber, Alien Babalou's Babalou Stick (pronged half only), Alien Gapiya Abel's machete and last but not least is a handful of Valis Raiders' Raiding Swords.
- In a minor note, when his Magma Sabre stuck to a building, he can be heard muttering "it won't move".
- A Handful for an Eye: While fighting Z, the first Barossa tries to cheat by picking up handfuls of dirt and flinging it into Z's face.
- I Gave My Word: He's not kidding when he claims that his little brothers shall avenge him. Right after his death, the other Barossas can be seen mourning his death on their home planet.
- Invisibility Cloak: The first one uses such a cloak to escape from a human-sized Ultraman Z. It was knitted from Sartan's hair.
- Jump Scare: In the STORAGE headquarters, he is capable of surprise attacks, which adds to his reputation as a horrifying space pirate.
- Left Stuck After Attack: While attempting to skewer Z with the Magma Saber, the first Barossa ends up getting his weapon stuck in the side of a building and spending several seconds trying to retrieve it.
- Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: The initial Alien Barossa is creepy on his own right by making use of people puppets and Jump Scare to name a few.
- People Puppets: Due to being Elective Unintelligible and talking with Pokémon Speak otherwise, the first Barossa needs to hypnotize his targets to make them do the talking for him.
- Shrink Ray: Dada's weapon that is, he instead uses it to enlarge himself.
- Villain Decay: The first Barossa started as a purely horrifying alien until he was outsmarted by Bako and electrocuted, then he's practically a comedy act until he dies.
- Voice of the Legion: When using a hypnotized victim to do the talking, their voice takes on this quality.
Tropes applying to the Alien Barossa II.
- First Appearance: The Lion's CryVoiced by: Tomokazu Seki
- Actor Allusion:
- His "Final Break" attack being a Shout-Out to the Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger Finishing Move "Final Wave" is a reference to the fact that he voiced the Gokaiger's equipment, which was what called the attacks in the show.
- He was attacked by a Shout-Out to Mobile Fighter G Gundam is a reference to how Tomokazu Seki voiced Domon Kasshu, its main character and the one to use the attack being referenced.
- Aliens Speaking English: He has no real trouble with speaking human language, unlike his brother.
- An Axe to Grind: He wields the Galactron MK2's Galactron Geweer while human-sized against Haruki.
- Arm Cannon: He has a removable one, a Pedanium Launcher that he took from a King Joe Custom.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: His mouth is situated from the spiral-like center on his forehead, which he uses to eat the Juran seed and grow big.
- Blinded by the Light: The second Barossa displays the ability to unleash multiple flashing lights from his eyes to blind Z.
- Foil: Unlike his older brother, Barossa II's weapons are mostly belonged to giant alien robots. All of them are King Joe Custom's Pedanium Launcher, Galactron MK2's Galactron Geweer and Gillvalis' left arm claw.
- I Have Your Wife: He used a restrained Yoko to bail himself out of Z's wrath.
- Instant Expert: He only gets a hold of Gillvalis' arm claw by the time he landed on Earth, but is capable of mastering it in a matter of seconds and can even fashion a set of energy whips, something that not even Gillvalis could do before.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: He tries to bail out when the battle and Beliarok goes to Z's favor. Emphasis on "tries".
- Large Ham: The second Barossa is proven to be loud and boisterous compared to his late brother.
- Made of Iron: Except for the Beliarok's Deathcium Fang, he tanks the Windam Yoko Impact from Yoko that looked like it destroyed him, only for it to have barely singed him.
- Multipurpose Tongue: His tongue is used to grab a small box of Juran seed to devour and grow big.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: Of a pirate variety.Alien Barossa II: To steal all the treasures in the galaxy! That is our code!
- Right Hand of Doom: By looting the Metsuboros' left claw from its remains.
- Shout-Out: His smoke-like afro gag after narrowly surviving the Windom Yoko Impact is similar to the same one applied by the characters of Sgt. Frog after being hit by explosions.
- Took a Level in Badass: Played With. He was able to block the very same attack that killed his brother and mocked it to Z's face. But since his brother never fought Z's upgraded powers, Barossa II is easily on the receiving end of Delta Rise Claw's Roaring Rampage of Revenge and Beliarok's Deathcium Fang.
- Undignified Death: He only mutters "Baro Baro Barossa!" as his Famous Last Words, but Z deciphered him considering his death on Earth to be an undignified one, especially being consumed by a giant Ultraman Belial head.
- Whip It Good: With Metsuboros/Gillvalis' claw, he can unleash three energy whips to ensnare and/or bind his targets.
- Winged Humanoid: He displays the ability to create giant butterfly wings of pure energy to fly.
Tropes applying to the Alien Barossa III.
- First Appearance: Individual TomorrowsVoice actor: Tatsuya Hashimoto
- Aliens Speaking English: Like the second Barossa, he has no trouble communicating with Japanese.
- Big Bad Ensemble: He's fighting alongside Juggler, who was only there to mind his own business. Ironically little did he know that the latter fought his two brothers before.
- Big Brother Instinct: He's the older brother of Alien Barossa II above, and his reason for fighting was to avenge his slain brothers.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: Instead of any enlargement devices, apparently the Barossa III states that starch on Earth has a property that energizes Barossa cells, allowing them to grow in size.
- Carry a Big Stick: He uses Gorothunder's Goronbo club.
- Eye Beams: Uses one after he grew large.
- Karmic Death: He was killed by the Beliarok, one of the weapons that his younger brother Barossa II got to wield.
- Make My Monster Grow: Instead of alien-related items, he drinks bubble tea and the starch from it allows him to grow into massive proportions.
- Revenge: Unlike his fallen brothers, this is his sole motivation instead of looting weapons and treasures.
- First Appearance: What Must Be Defended
See Ultraman Taiga
- First Appearance: What Must Be Defended
- Adaptational Badass: Sort of. The first Red King seemed extremely tough in comparison to how the kaiju typically gets its butt kicked by an Ultraman, forcing Z to use the Lightning Generade followed by the M78 Style Shining Tornado Slash just to defeat it. However, when Z engaged the second Red King in Gamma Future, it was completely helpless against him.
- Back for the Dead: The surviving Red King returns in episode 23 when Celebro attacks and assimilates it into Ultroid Zero.
- Mama Bear / Papa Wolf: They attack the city in order to protect their egg.
- Mythology Gag:
- Another Red King Non-Malicious Monster couple had previously appeared in Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero, and just like the previous appearance, one of them is spared out of sympathy after the other is killed. Neither one is red in this installment, however.
- Both Red Kings are based on the two different Red King suit designs that appeared in the original Ultraman, with the first Red King being modelled after the one from Episode 8 "The Lawless Monster Zone" and the second Red King resembling the one that appeared in Episode 25 "The Dreaded Comet Tsuiphon".
- Non-Malicious Monster: They're just trying to protect their territory and their egg. Notably, when Z blocks a full blast from King Joe's Particle Cannon, the remaining parent stops fighting and leaves with its egg instead of attacking Z.
- First Appearance: The Cry of Life
See Ultraman R/B
- Achilles' Heel: Yuka determines, since the skin isn't as tough there, that the core on its back is its weakpoint.
- While its Raiden Destroy Cannon is powerful, it can only fire one of those at a time. If it misses or is countered, its left without its most powerful attack until it feeds on something to recharge it, leaving it open to attack.
- Alas, Poor Villain: Haruki and Hebikura are very well aware that Grigio Raiden never meant harm to anyone on Earth and was just tortured from its cybernetic modifications, but Yoko has no mercy to spare for the monster and killed it on the spot.
- Ambiguous Situation: When Celebro explains how he had been masterminding the destruction of civilizations by goading their people to create their strongest weapon, the image of Grigio Raiden and Sevengar was shown in his flashback. Did Grigio Raiden was created as a result of Celebro's machinations, or it was sent to Earth by Celebro way earlier before the series to provoke mankind into building their SAA Units?
- Backpack Cannon: Like Grigio King, it also has one, and is able to fire a Wave-Motion Gun from it. It's also where its weakpoint is.
- Breath Weapon: Breathes a beam of blue lightning.
- Cyborg: Unlike the Grigio monsters in Ultraman R/B, this one is partly mechanical. Hebikura suspects that an alien force converted this creature into a bio-weapon.
- Energy Absorption: Its diet is not limited to only metal, as it drains the energy from Windam's wires once it tears into its body to help it recharge its Backpack Cannon.
- Female Monster Surprise: Yuka determines, after studying it further, that Raiden's possibly female based on the number of chromosomes it had. Unfortunately for her, Haruki's too busy with Kanegon to actually respond to her.
- Meaningful Name: "Raiden" is the Japanese for "thunder and lightning" (雷電).
- Metal Muncher: The Grigio Raiden is capable of recharging its Backpack Cannon by eating metal, as it immediately devours the surrounding junkyard it erupts in.
- Mythology Gag:
- The fact it is theorized to have been modified into its current state as a weapon is a reference to the fact that Grigio King, the kaiju it is based on, evolved from Grigio Bone when Grigio obtained the Weapon Crystal.
- It shares the backstory of Grigio Bone, being a extraterrestrial Kaiju that crashed into Earth before the events of the series.
- Palette Swap: It resembles a black Grigio King with blue veins and a blue power core on the cannon.
- Raiju: It became Lost in Translation as "Thunder Monster" in the Boss Subtitles due to Tsuburaya's part, but Grigio Raiden is said to be this, hence its ability to summon lightning. Furthermore, its blue veins is a reference to the fact that Raiju in Shinto mythology are famously portrayed in blue.
- Small Role, Big Impact: It only appears to be destroyed for an episode, but Hebikura stated that SAA Units were made from GAFJ's reverse engineering and study of Raiden's physiology.
- Shock and Awe: Like it names suggests, it possesses lightning abilities in contrast to the fire abilities of the original Grigio series of kaiju.
- Wrecked Weapon: While its still usable, the barrel of Raiden Destroy Cannon has visible cracks on it.
- First appearance: I'll Feast On MedalsVoiced by: Misato Fukuen
See Ultra Q
- Big Eater: To the point he would chow down on Haruki's Ultra Medals. In fact, he isn't called the Coin Monster for nothing.
- Casting Gag: Voice actress Misato Fukuen previously voiced Kanegon in Kaiju Step Wandabada, a kids show on NHK about super-deformed Ultra Kaiju. Also to note that Fukuen also voiced the main character in Ultimate Girls, an anime which parodies the Ultra Series with added mix of fanservice to boot.
- Didn't Think This Through: Kanegon finds out the hard way that the Ultra Medals he ate are different from the banknotes and coins that most of his species crave, the result of him eating the Ultra Medals gave him an upset tummy.
- Elephant in the Living Room: Haruki never questions when or how did Kanegon even get into a tight security base like STORAGE before, as if he exists just to give the episode an excuse of a Clip Show.
- Gasshole: He gets gassy after the Ultra Medals he eats upset his stomach. Notably, he feels better once the Toilet Humor happens below.
- Mythology Gag: Kanegon mistakes Z's Beta Smash form for a certain "red guy".
- Psychometry: Once Kanegon eats Haruki's Ultra Medals, he momentarily gets overwhelmed by visions of Ultraman Z. Later on, when Haruki admits to him about his conflicted feelings since the Red King fight, he's tells Haruki that the Medals trust him, because he feels that they want to come back to him from inside his belly.
- Toilet Humor: Kanegon gets the last three Ultra Medals out by going to the toilet. Haruki is not amused.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Money, of course; from banknotes to coins in order for them to survive.
- The Watson: Since Haruki accedentally discovers that Kanegon burped out the Medals for Alpha Edge after talking about said form, he tries to get the other Sets out quickly by informing him about Z's other forms, making Kanegon this trope.
- First appearance: A Warrior's Duty
See Ultraman X
- Achilles' Heel: The space needle needed to sew Greeza is located within said monster, which is actually impossible to be reached unless someone with a stronger power (Z Delta Rise Claw) capable of grabbing it.
- Eldritch Abomination: As in X, it's living space distortion that has strange effects on reality just by existing. It's nigh impossible to meaningfully harm without the 'needle' inside it. Ultraman Z further rams it up that Greeza is just a living hole that existed way back in the creation of the universe, with Bullton's existence is what keeping it at bay.
- Evil Versus Oblivion: The only reason why Juggler and (very reluctantly) Celebro of all people are willing to lend their hand to Z is Greeza's existence will absorb everything on Earth, thus ridding these two of any chances they would enjoy on the planet.
- Power Parasite: By absorbing Geed, Greeza gains the ability to execute the Ultra's Wrecking Burst.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: As Riku stated, Greeza's existence predated the creation of the universe and Bullton's existence was to accept all anomalies, which also included keeping Greeza at bay.
- First appearance: The Lion's Cry
See Ultraman R/B
- Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence: Implied. After Z kills it, its spirit appears and rises up to the sky where it disappears.
- Breath Weapon: As Metsuboros, it gains the ability to fire Galactron MK 2's Wave-Motion Gun from its mouth.
- Cyborg: As Metsuboros, it has Galactron MK 2's head and visor and Gillvalis' claws.
- Mercy Kill: Z kills Horoboros to put it out of the misery that Celebro's Gilvallis and Galactron MK 2 Medals are causing after they transformed it into Metsuboros.
- Music Soothes the Savage Beast: Horoboros can be calmed down with a special melody played from a fossil seashell, which Yuka manages to do. Unfortunately, Celebro's schemes render the success short-lived.
- Non-Malicious Monster: Horoboros does cause some destruction, but only out of confusion due to finding itself in an unfamiliar environment, and is perfectly willing to leave in peace once soothed.
- Painful Transformation: Horoboros' mutation into Metsuboros was recognized by Yuka as an unpleasant process and the monster is still in a sorry state even after that. It's rather justified since the Medals used to upgrade it are Galactron MK 2 and Gillvalis, both of which are robots, so Horoboros is visibly tortured from its mechanical remodeling.
- Shock and Awe: Horoboros' new powers in this episode. It unleashes a wide barrage of lightning bolts from its body to cause destruction in a large area around it.
- Shout-Out: Director Katsuro Onoue semi-acknowledged that Metsuboros' Charged Particle Cannon was inspired by the same attack from the antagonist mechas in Zoids series. He also jokingly added that to combat the beam itself, they need the help of Blade Liger.
- First Appearance: Do-Over in the Year 2020
See Ultra Q
- Non-Malicious Monster: Pagos causes little harm by itself, as it was actually targeting Kemur Man. And once it is brought back, along with the many things that Kemur "stole", it promptly burrows underground without causing any further destruction.
- Red Herring: Is seemingly the first threat of the episode... And promptly disappears without a real fight or even doing anything (in reality it was kidnapped by Kemur's transporting liquid). It only comes back at the end, but simply to burrow back underground.
- First Appearance: Do-Over in the Year 2020Voiced by: Takanori Tsujimoto
See Ultra Q
- I Cannot Self-Terminate: Meat Puppet Kaori has been trying to end her own life to prevent Kemur Man from carrying out his plans, but has been stopped every time she tries, so she begs Haruki to do the deed for her.
- Evil Counterpart: Like Cerebro above, he can be considered one to Ultraman Z, being a alien that was fused to a human host in order to fulfull its own goals of abducting humans for his people.
- Fighting from the Inside: Kaori and Kemur constantly struggle over the control of their fused bodies, with Kaori contributed a lot to stop Kemur's plans.
- Living Bodysuit: Is fused with a human woman named Kaori, whose likeness allows Kemur Man to carry out his Alien Abductions without attracting attention.
- Mythology Gag: Is seen reading the science fiction novel Challenge from the Year 2020, as a reference to its first appearance.
- Weaponized Teleportation: Is capable of firing a white liquid that teleports anything it hits to a pocket dimension. His plan involves seeding the atmosphere with this liquid by detonating a bomb full of it on a abandoned ferris wheel, causing a mass abduction of human bodies for his people when it rains as a result.
- First Appearance: The Last WarriorVoiced by: Holly Kaneko
See Ultraman Ace
- The Bus Came Back: This is the first time since his debut that Barabas appears. All previous "re-apperances" were only non-physical cameos for the creation of Tyrant.
- Eye Beams: In this series, Barabas can shoot yellow beams of lightning from its eyes.
- Famous Last Words: "Though Yapool may die... Choju live on!"
- Half the Man He Used to Be: His fate, as the combined powers of Z and Ace's attacks bisect its body as it falls.
- The Juggernaut: It defeats Windam, King Joe Custom and Delta Rise Claw easily. Though Ace is able to handle him more expertly due to his experience.
- Mythology Gag:
- When Z finishes Barabas off, the Choju's eyes pop out of its skull in a similar manner to when Ultraman Ace bashed the back of its head before Barabas' death.
- According to director Takanori Tsujimoto, Barabas' ability to fire nasal missiles and eye beams are taken from Yapool's past Choju, Velokron and Jumbo King respectively.
- The Power of Hate: Carries within it fragments of Yapool's hatred for the Ultras, which is part of the reason why it is in such a state of fury and even sees Windam as Ultraman Ace.
- Say My Name: Due to Yapool's leftover hatred, it screams Ace's name over and over whenever his presence is felt.
- Shock and Awe: In this series, Barabas can open portals to Yapool's dimension and send out a barrage of purple lightning. Additionally, his traditional ability to fire his sword-horn is remade as having the horn attached to a chain made out of lightning.
- Suddenly Voiced: Barabas develops the ability to talk after the original one was simply animalistic. It helps that the Choju was driven by The Power of Hate.
- Thinking Up Portals: Barabas here can open portals to Yapool's dimension to suck up beam attacks thrown at it.
- First appearance: To Care and What Lies Beyond
See Ultra Q
- Make My Monster Grow: Electricity has this effect on M1, supercharging its cells and causing it to turn kaiju-sized.
- Non-Malicious Monster: M1 is neither evil nor inherently aggressive, its rampage is a result of being attacked by an evil organization who tried kidnapping M1 and thus stressing M1 the hell out.
- First appearance: D4
See Ultraman Mebius
- Explosive Breeder: So long as Mother Kelbeam is alive and unopposed, she'll just keep tossing eggs at Earth to replace any killed Kelbeam children and more, forcing Z to take the fight to her.
- Gigantic Adults, Tiny Babies: Kelbeam is already big enough at 40 meters tall. But it's revealed that the Kelbeams we've seen so far are just babies. Mother Kelbeam is big enough to dwarf Z, being over 300 meters tall.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: The Kelbeams were attracted by the energies of the leftover D4 bomb testing. Their invasion and sheer numbers forced a reluctant Yoko to fire the imperfect D4 Ray, which erased the Kelbeams in the city both hatched and eggs alike, totaled King Joe STORAGE Custom from the energy feedback and almost caused total dimensional collapse in the city, and the only reason why that didn't happened was Ultraman Z Delta Rise Claw firing a super-charged Zestium Ray to stabilize it, and even that save didn't go unpunished, as it gave the higher ups the idea to make a fourth robot based on an Ultra.
- Weaponized Offspring: Mother Kelbeam uses her eggs like monster-filled asteroids, either to invade or to attack.
King Gesura and Takkong
- First appearance: Prelude to a Nightmare
See Ultraman for King Gesura and Return of Ultraman for Takkong
- Breath Weapon: In this series, Gesura and Takkong are able to breathe fire, although the latter previously demonstrated this ability in Ultraman Taiga.
- Non-Malicious Monster: Heavily implied. While they do rampage around, they don't actually attack civilians or the city, instead going directly for Ultroid Zero, who is implied to be a being of destruction, and only fighting Z for getting in their way.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: It's implied that the reason for their rampage (as well as Demaaga's, Gomess' and Pagos) is because they sensed the threat Ultroid Zero posed to Earth.
- First appearance: Prelude to a Nightmare
See Ultraman X