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"The time of Chaos, the era of cosmic creation that lies in Borges. Awaken now! This is Chaos, the power of the Malicious Demonic Monster Grimdo!"
Ultraman Tregear

Ultraman Taiga The Movie: New Generation Climax is a 2020 tokusatsu film produced by Tsuburaya, as part of the long-running Ultra Series and the Big Damn Movie concluding the events of Ultraman Taiga, with the titular Ultra and his friends from EGIS and the Tri-Squad teaming up with Taiga's father, Ultraman Taro, and ALL previous Ultramen ever since Ginga - Ultraman Ginga, Ultraman Victory, Ultraman X, Ultraman Orb, Ultraman Geed, Ultraman Rosso and Ultraman Blu in order to defeat a new threat more powerful than any they have ever encountered.

Six months after the series' conclusion, the world faces a new threat as Ultraman Tregear, who had seemingly disappeared after the defeat of Woola, made a return, and heralding the prophesized arrival of Grimdo, the Malicious Demonic Monster. The previous Ultramen hosts - Hikaru Raidō, Sho, Daichi Ozora, Gai Kurenai, Riku Asakura, Katsumi and Isami Minato - made a comeback as well, arriving in Hiroyuki Kudo's world to deliver a warning of the monster's awakening. But what's even more baffling is that Ultraman Taiga's long-awaited reunion with his father, the legendary veteran Ultra-warrior, Ultraman Taro, is greeted with Taro seemingly on the side of evil...

Ultraman Taiga The Movie: New Generation Climax contains examples of:

  • Action Prologue: Right before the credits, we have the Tri-Squad battling an Alien Dada and his Legionoid, destroying both alien and monster with ridiculous ease.
  • All Your Powers Combined: The finale introduces the debut of Ultraman Reiga, the most powerful Fusion Ultra at that point of the franchise, created through the combined might of all eleven New Generation Ultra Heroes.
  • Bait-and-Switch: Tregear's monster team - Hellberus, Segmeger, Night Fang, Gigadelos and Gorothunder - after being empowered by Grimdo, unleashed their most devastating attack yet on the New Generation Ultras - Ginga, Victory, X, Orb, Geed, Rosso and Blu - and have seemingly defeated the heroes in a massive explosion. But it turns out, in the very next scene, the heroes are unscathed, and in the cover of the explosion, have simply switched forms instead, ready for another round.
  • Beam-O-War
    • Ultraman Taro and Ultraman Taiga, firing their Storium Beams at each other, as the father attempts to attack his own son while possessed.
    • Ultraman Reiga vs. Grimdo, final round. With the Reiga Ultimate Blaster against Grimdo's Eye Beams, but this time the heroes are finally, finally on the winning side.
  • Behemoth Battle: Well, it's an Ultraman movie, so... there's the Tri-Squad facing Dada and his Customized Legionoid, and the New Generation Heroes fighting Tregear's team of monsters, before the finale where the heroes (eleven of them, reinforced by the recently arrived Grigrio) battles Grimdo.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: There are two major villains in the show, the villainous Ultraman Tregear who is carried over from the series proper, and the new demonic entity Grimdo who is revealed to be the source of Tregear's powers for the entirety of the series.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • Each and every member of the New Generation Heroes, while in human form, had one of these moments as they made their debut. Notably Gai Kurenai and the Minato brothers beating the snot out of alien punks.
    • Ultrawoman Grigrio when she arrives at the climax to reinforce her brothers, allowing them to combine into Ultraman Gruebe.
  • Book Ends: In Ultra Galaxy Fight: New Generation Heroes, Ultraman Taro instructs the New Generation Heroes to give their energy to Ultraman Ginga for him to execute his New Generation Dynamite to finish off Ultra Dark Killer. Here, he asks the New Generation Heroes to fuse with Taiga to become Ultraman Reiga to even the odds against Grimdo.
  • But Now I Must Go: The Tri-Squad part ways with Hiroyuki and co once Tregear and Grimdo are destroyed.
  • Crisis Crossover: Why else would the movie feature every existing Ultra from Ginga to Taiga, all at once?
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Grimdo, with it's power at maximum capacity, tears the New Generation Ultras a new hole, without any effort.
  • Darkest Hour: Grimdo has fully awakened, Ultraman Taro is seemingly destroyed, and the New Generation Heroes are powerles with Grimdo No Selling all their attacks and pummeling the heroes to the ground. But Taro reveals himself to be Not Quite Dead and arriving just in time to deliver a new clue to the heroes.
  • The Dreaded: Grimdo... sorry, we mean Malicious Demonic Monster Grimdo. The alien punks in the city panics upon hearing that name.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: The formation of Ultraman Reiga, through the eleven New Generation Heroes fusing their powers together, is what allows them to finally destroy the otherwise unstoppable Grimdo.
  • Eye Scream: The final demise of Grimdo, after a lengthy battle against Ultraman Reiga, where the demon's main eye gets pierced by Reiga's energy blast, finally destroying the monster for good.
  • Faceless Eye: Grimdo's default form is a massive, yellow eye floating in an ethereal dimension. And upon reaching the apex of it's powers, Grimdo then covers the entire skies with giant floating eyes.
  • Fly-at-the-Camera Ending: For the New Generation Heroes, all of them whose final scene is flying towards the camera - one at a time - while waving at the audience.
  • Fusion Dance: Ultraman Reiga, which is formed through the fusion of eleven Ultramen (count em!): Ginga, Victory, X, Orb, Geed, Rosso, Blu, Grigrio, Taiga, Fuma and Titas.
  • Godzilla Threshold: A villainous example is utilized when Ultraman Tregear realize he's facing off against ten heroic Ultras. The fallen Ultra responds by summoning five kaijus from the TV series - Hellberus, Segmeger, Night Fang, Gigadelos and Gorothunder, and unleashes them into the city.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: After Ultraman Taiga had absorbed the other Ultra heroes' energy into himself and became Ultraman Reiga, the city-sized Grimdo who still has Taro in it's claws then hurls Taro towards Reiga. Luckily Reiga's empowered state allows him to catch Taro in mid-air and put the veteran Ultra on the ground without hurting him.
  • Haunted Technology: Much like Tregear in the previous Ultraman movie, Grimdo approaches it's human victims using this method as well, namely through a Shock Site where it entices human visitors to click through.
  • Henshin Hero: The entire team of New Generation Heroes, in their human hosts and forms: Hikaru Raidō, Sho, Daichi Ozora, Gai Kurenai, Riku Asakura, Katsumi and Isami Minato, and Hiroyuki Kudo, ALL of them who had an onscreen Transformation Sequence at the exact same time when they took off to battle Grimdo and Ultraman Tregear's team of monsters.
  • Heroic Second Wind: The seemingly defeated Ultraman Taro suddenly getting up on his feet, and blocking a powerful energy blast from Grimdo meant to take down the New Generation Heroes, while telling the heroes to unleash their powers into Ultraman Taiga's horns. The veteran Ultra's intervention is what the heroes need to finally defeat Grimdo.
  • Hope Spot: A rather dark version: after a lengthy battle, Ultraman Taro managed to unleash his Storium Dynamite on Grimdo, and seems to have finally destroyed the monster in the subsequent explosion. Alas, it doesn't work, Grimdo simply reforms itself within seconds and ends up possessing Taro.
  • Improvised Weapon: Katsumi and Isami uses a pair of tree branches when fighting off several alien punks.
  • Involuntary Dance: Pirika, after getting momentarily exposed to Grimdo's energy (via a cursed website), starts doing an impromptu tap-dance routine, while Hiroyuki and an Alien Fanton tried to make her stop to no avail. The arrival of Daichi Ozora (Ultraman X's human host) finally allows her to break away from her trance, with Daichi using the X-Devizer to eradicate the energy from her.
  • Killed Off for Real: Tregear is all but stated to have been killed for good here, as he is obliterated alongside Grimdo, the source of his immortality and power.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Ultraman Taiga attempts to awaken his father, the Grimdo-possessed Ultraman Taro, while fighting him.
  • Kaiju: It's an Ultraman show.
    • Right off the start, the fight against Dada culminates with the alien summoning a Legionoid into the city.
    • There's also Tregear and his team of monsters, which he summons in order to stall the New Generation Heroes.
    • A demonic kaiju called Grimdo, who existed as the form of primordial chaos gods serves as the film's main villain.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: The movie didn't even hide the fact that Alien Magma and Alien Markind, two aliens which are traditionally portrayed as villains, are now allies of the humans and working with EGIS, showing them helping EGIS detain Alien Dada at the prologue.
  • Make My Monster Grow: Grimdo, upon absorbing Tregear into itself, began growing and growing until it towers absolutely over the Ultras. How big? At one point, he attempts a Giant Foot of Stomping on Ultraman Reiga.
  • Mass "Oh, Crap!": The Tri-Force and the New Generation Heroes have this reaction at Grimdo being unleashed and enveloping the entire city in darkness.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • In order to defeat Grimdo, the New Generation Heroes must focus their energy into Ultraman Taiga's Horns, allowing Taiga to fuse with the other Ultras and unlock his ultimate form - Ultraman Reiga. Taiga's father, Ultraman Taro, with the original Ultra Brothers, did the exact same thing in Ultraman Story in order to destroy Grand King.
    • After the battle is over, the Tri-Squad separates from their human host, Hiroyuki, just like how Kotaro separated from Ultraman Taro.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: But come on, "Malicious Demonic Monster" Grimdo sounds like a really nice fellow!
  • Parents in Distress: Ultraman Taro, who spends most of his screentime being possessed and used as a host by the monster Grimdo, and it's up to Taro's son, Taiga, working with the rest of the New Generation Heroes, to save the veteran Ultra.
  • Plot-Irrelevant Villain: The Dada in the opening theft have absolutely nothing to do with the film's main plot, and exists only to get pummeled by the Tri-Force before getting forgotten.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The film's Big Bad, "Malicious Demonic Monster" Grimdo, sealed away in the graveyard ruins of Planet Borges prior to the events of the movie, only for the villainous Ultraman Tregear to break the seal and release the monster.
  • Shock and Awe: Grimdo himself, and Ultras empowered by Grimdo, tends to use electricity-based attacks, by launching powerful purple electrical bolts from their hands. This even applies to the Grimdo-possessed Ultraman Taro, who usually specializes in flame-based moves, but now assaults Taiga and the New Generation Ultras with shocking attacks.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: The Dada who stole the Blue Stone of Baradhi from EGIS, before receiving a thrashing from the combined might of the Ultramen Taiga, Fuma, and Titas and then getting killed by Taiga's Taiga Dynamite Shoot ... just before the opening titles.
  • World-Healing Wave: After Grimdo's destruction, a powerful aura of golden energy instantly envelops the city, erasing the darkness created by the monster and returning the skies to their natural state.