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Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends is 2009 film produced by Tsuburaya Productions and directed by Koichi Sakamoto for Tsuburaya's Ultra Series. It was the first appearance for Ultraman Zero and Ultraman Belial, and was followed by a sequel movie Ultraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial. Also serving as an epilogue to Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle.

Ultraman Belial, a fallen Ultra now fused with Rayblood DNA, has come to the Land of Light seeking revenge. After kicking an entire planet's worth of Ultra asses, he goes on to steal the Plasma Spark, the source of all Ultra's energy. With the planet now frozen, and Ultraman and Ultraseven stuck in human form, is there no-one to stop Belial's ultimate plan of taking over the universe with his Hundred Monster Army?!

...well, yes, there are: Rei, the monster controlling Rayblood/Human hybrid, and Ultraman Zero, an extraordinarily powerful rookie Ultra, said to hold unlimited potential. Ultraman Mebius, who escaped the freeze as he was thrown into orbit, is sent to fetch Rei. Can our heroes defeat Belial and save the Land of Light from destruction?

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Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends provides examples of the following tropes:

  • And I Must Scream:
    • Ultraman King punishes Belial by imprisoning him inside the Land of Light's moon for all eternity. However, he is freed by Alien Zarab.... 457,542 years later. He wasn't unconscious while imprisoned either.
    • After Belial steals the plasma spark and flies away with it, a massive ice storm descends upon the now powerless Land of Light and leaves all the Ultras (minus Leo, Astra, King and Zero, who were off-world at that time; Ultraman and Seven, who shielded themselves at the very last moment; and finally Mebius who was thrown out of the planet by Belial's attack, unintentionally sparing him from meeting the same faith as the other Ultras) helplessly frozen solid in a state of semi-consciousness. Thankfully, they're all thawed out after Zero returns the plasma spark to its rightful place.
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  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He didn't win, but after Belial tears his way through most of the Land of Light, Father of Ultra confronts him and gives him a decent thrashing and was pretty much winning their fight. Belial only turns the tables by attacking the scars that the Father got from fighting Alien Empera.
  • Badass Normal: The members of ZAP Spacy save for Rei, especially Captain Hyuga who directly confronts the brainwashed Rei to bring him back to his senses.
  • Barrier Maiden: Taro uses up his own energy to keep M78 alive.
  • Big Bad: Ultraman Belial who steals the Plasma Spark and plans on amassing an army of Kaiju and aliens to conquer the Universe and beyond.
  • Body Horror: Belyudra is made up of an entire army of still living kaiju. Not composed of parts of them, the whole kaiju forming its skin and body and crudely held together by fleshy veins!
  • Body of Bodies: Belyudra. Many of the bodies conforming it move on their own for good measure.
  • Canon Immigrant:
  • The Cavalry: The ZAP SPACY crew and Ultraman Dyna show up to help the heroes against the Monster Army and snap Rei out of his rage, unfortunately none of them are able to overpower Belial and it takes Zero's arrival (Alongside Astra and Leo) to finally defeat Belial.
  • Cold Snap: The Land of Light is left a frozen wasteland after Belial takes the Plasma Spark, which threatens to kill the planet and its inhabitants lest the light is restored.
  • Crossover:
    • Ultraman Dyna has a guest role in the climax, assisting the heroes against the 100 Monster Army and guiding ZAP Spacy Crew in finding the Monster Graveyard.
    • Ultraman Cosmos, sort of, an alternate version of Musashi, working as a member of ZAP Spacy, makes a quick cameo at the beginning of the film assisting ZAP Spacy.
  • Crisis Crossover: For the Ultra Series. Noticeably, almost every single past Ultra makes an appearance, even the foreign-produced Powered, Great and the Ultras from Ultraman: The Adventure Begins all make cameos.
  • Continuity Nod: This movie digs deep into the Ultra Series canon like you wouldn't believe and references lots of past events:
    • The origins of The Land of Light via the Plasma Spark are shown on screen after years of it being just All There in the Manual.
    • Blue Tribe Ultramen and Women are shown en masse with Hikari during the scenes on the Land of Light for the first time ever.
    • A younger Father of Ultra is shown without his trademark "sideburns" in a flashback, just like he was depicted in the Ultraman Taro story flashbacks depicting the birth of M78 and war against Alien Empera's forces.
    • Several Ultras from non-M78 Universe series appear during Belial's Curb-Stomp Battle, including Ultraman Neos, Ultraseven 21, Ultraman Max and his superior Xenon. Also Ultraman Powered and Ultraman Great make their first on-screen appearance since the 90's outside of stage shows.
      • Chuck, Beth, and Scott from Ultraman: The Adventure Begins also show up, the USA Ultras team making their first-ever live-action appearance outside of stage shows.
      • Even Ultraman Boy shows up. He is first seen training with a young Ultrawoman and later he hides for dear life from Belial's attack.
    • Ultraman Leo training Zero is a throwback to how Ultraseven trained him during his series. Both involving rigorous Training from Hell meant to discipline a young, rowdy warrior.
    • A M78 counterpart of Musashi Haruno, the human host of Ultraman Cosmos, makes a brief cameo during a transmission with the ZAP Spacy crew as a ground worker.
  • Cold Open: The fight between Mebius and Bemular takes place before the intro sequence.
  • Cool Old Guy: As this film features almost every past Ultra Series character, we get to see the veteran Ultras from the Showa Era back in action.
    • Both Hayata and Ultraseven kick ass even when trapped in human form after Belial steals the Plasma Spark.
    • The Father of Ultra. He is one of the oldest Ultras in the franchise, he fights Belial and has the upper hand for most of their fight until Belial exploits the scars he had from fighting Alien Empera.
    • Ultraman King, who is the most powerful Ultra, is the oldest M78 Ultra and managed to defeat Belial in the past without any real effort on his part.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Belial destroys the entire defense line for the Land of Light. The first time he only failed because Ultraman King delivered an bigger curb-stomp to him in return.
    • Up until Belial hits his scar, the Father of Ultra pretty much dishes one out to Belial himself.
    • Zero delivers one to the remnants of Belial's army and then follows by dishing one out to Belial.
    • AND then, Belyudra delivers one to all the heroes, even Zero, at once.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Belyudra, the fusion between Belial and his kaiju army, is a gargantuan-sized demonic monstrosity with unholy powers made of multiple kaiju and aliens the Ultras have fought before.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Belial started out as a heroic Ultra but his lust for power turned him down a path of evil.
  • Fallen Hero: Belial was once an Ultraman of justice that fought alongside Ken/Father of Ultra and Marie/Mother of Ultra against invaders, but became corrupted by his lust for power after Ken received a promotion to captain of the Ultra Garrison over him.
  • Henshin Hero: The Ultras as usual, transform using devices. Rei as well, though he's not an Ultra.
  • Human Shield: During the skirmish on Planet M78, Belial briefly uses Ultrawoman Beth as a meatshield to protect himself from Ultraman Powered's beam attack.
  • I Am X, Son of Y
    Belial: Who are you?
    Ultraman Zero: ZERO! ULTRAMAN ZERO! SON OF SEVEN!
  • I Am Your Opponent: Used word for word when Asuka pulls a Big Damn Heroes for the crew of the Space Pendragon, saving them from Alien Zetton.
  • I Can Rule Alone: Alien Zarab awakens Ultraman Belial and gives him the Giga-Battlenizer in hopes that they can rule the universe together. But Belial isn't having any of it and kills his rescuer on the spot.
    Alien Zarab: I've done it! The universe is ours!
    (Belial kills Alien Zarab)
    Belial: Mine.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Between Reimon and the ZAP SPACY crew who attempt to snap him out of his rage, and succeed.
  • Imposed Handicap Training: Zero wears a heavy metal suit that restricts his movements when training with Leo.
  • Jacob Marley Warning: It turns out that Zero's quest for power, trying to take the Plasma Spark for his own, was no different from Belial's attempt a long time ago, which is why Seven stopped him.
  • Kaiju: More than 100 all appear here.
  • Lamarck Was Right: Zero inherits Seven's Eye Slugger weapon, except Zero has two.
  • Large Ham: Almost every character, especially Zero, Belial and Rei.
  • Leader Forms the Head: Belyudra has Belial as the brain.
  • Master-Apprentice Chain: Who else would be picked to train Ultra Seven's son Zero than Seven's own protege, Ultraman Leo.
  • Mirrored Confrontation Shot: See the movie poster.
  • One-Man Army: Belial defeats the entire defense force of the Land of Light. Zero himself returns the favor by eliminating the remnants of Belial's army before kicking Belial's ass himself. And then Belial returns that favor by turning into an even bigger and stronger One-Man Army as Belyudra.
  • One-Winged Angel: Belial merges with his monster army (And pretty much every single past Ultraman monster) to transform into Belyudra, a 4,000 meter tall monster.
  • The Reveal: Zero's appearance is always obscured until he finally appears in the Monster Graveyard. Also the true purpose of the Giga Battlenizer and its original owner are revealed as well as what the Alien Zarab that appeared in The Stinger of Ultraman Mebius Gaiden wanted to do with it.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Belial was defeated by Ultraman King and sealed inside the Land of Light's moon a long time. Until Zarab frees him.
  • Sequel Hook: Belial is shown to be alive at the end of the film, setting up his role as a recurring antagonist.
  • Stock Footage: Footage from Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle is shown in the intro sequence detailing the adventures of Rei and co.
  • Training from Hell: What Ultraman Leo gives to Zero, not unlike Zero's father did with him.
  • The Worf Effect: Every past Ultra (Even the likes of Taro, Zoffy and Mebius) gets demolished by Belial, even with numbers advantage, Father of Ultra himself is handily winning their fight but goes down too once Belial strikes his weakpoints where his scars are located. Rei's Gomora and Litra don't fair well against Belial either. King on the other hand, pretty much wipes the floor with him
    • Zero then applies this to Belial, disarming and defeating him quickly before blasting him into the horizon.
    • And then Belyudra applies it to everyone until Rei destabilizes the fusion by taking control of its components temporarily, allowing the Ultras to destroy it.
  • Worf Had the Flu: The Father of Ultra would very likely have defeated Belial had it not been for his scar from fighting Alien Empera, and was thrashing him with ease before he hit it.

 
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After freeing Ultraman Belial and giving him back his signature weapon, an Alien Zarab offers to join forces with him so they both can rule the Universe, Belial has other plans and kills him on the spot.

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