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Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Absolute Conspiracy is a 2020 tokusatsu spin-off micro-series created by Tsuburaya Productions and part of the Ultra Series. It serves as a sequel to the 2019 Ultra Galaxy Fight: New Generation Heroes and was made as a "thank you" gift from Tsuburaya Productions after receiving a golden creator awards. Koichi Sakamoto and Junichiro Ashiki return to direct and write the series.

A new conspiracy emerges in the form of monsters and aliens that aren't supposed to exist. The Ultra Warriors from various point of origin participate in investigating the case that will end up affecting the entire universe. This series serves as a follow up to Ultraman Taiga The Movie: New Generation Climax and prelude to Ultraman Z.

Followed up by Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Destined Crossroad

Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Absolute Conspiracy provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Alternate Self: As a result of being brought from the past in Alternate Timelines by Absolute Tartarus, most of the Big Bad Ensemble on his team are this. Belial and Tregear are in their Early Style forms, since they had not yet been corrupted by Rayblood and Grimdo, respectively, and Juda and Mold seem to have been taken from around the time of Andro Melos, demanding that they face the Andro Defense Force and having no memory of their future Spectre forms being defeated by Victory and X.
  • And the Adventure Continues:
    • The first act ends with Ribut and Sora being recruited into the Galaxy Rescue Force.
    • The Downer Ending of episode 10 has the Ultra League swearing to continue their fight in spite of Yullian's kidnapping, starting off with recruiting more heroes to their cause.
  • Arc Words: The Ultras are referred with the Red Baron title "Ambassador of Light" and has been spoken throughout the miniseries.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: The Ultra League has several of these during their Big Damn Heroes moment against the Zetton Army, and each of them take out a group of Zettons. Specifically: Taiga with Zero, Titas with Joneus, Fuma with Ribut, and finally Grigio with Yullian.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • Cosmos and Justice appear to assist 80, Neos and Ultraseven 21 in battle.
    • Just as Max is about to power down after being cured of the Gudis cells, Ultraman Xenon appears to restore him and provide the Max Galaxy.
    • Zero shows up to save the exhausted Ultra Brothers from Belial and Tregear, who had come from the past with new powers courtesy of Absolute Tartarus.
    • Mebius, Taiga, and Z move out to save Yullian and 80 from the Zetton Army, and the Ultra League arrives moments later when the inexperienced Z starts getting overwhelmed by the Zettons.
  • Body Horror: Max suffers on the receiving end of one just as the Gudis' cells start to take over him, as shown with a monster arm spawning on his left hand.
  • Book Ends:
    • The first and final chapters of the miniseries involved Yullian being endangered in some form: first during Reugosite's attack on Planet Kanon and later her abduction by Tartarus in the final battle.
    • Also relating to above, the miniseries started and ended with an Ultraseven-archetype Ultra being a Badass in Distress.
    • Inverted, much like the previous Ultra Galaxy Fight, and in this case being a prequel to Ultraman Z, the miniseries ends with Zero and Z returning back to the Land of Light to give chase to Genegarg, leading to the events of the latter series' first episode.
  • The Bus Came Back:
  • Call-Back: Neos, Seven 21, and 80's lines to describe Ultraman Legend are the exact same ones used by Shau and Jin back in the ultra's debut appearance.
  • Canon Immigrant:
    • The Space Fear Demon Zett from the Ultraman Festival 2016 (back when Ultraman Orb was airing) makes his first appearance in the digital media after being an invoked Ensemble Dark Horse among Japanese fans for three years.
    • Sora, an Ultrawoman scientist from the 2018 Ultraman Festival was seen alongside 80 and Yullian.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • Zero is seen using the Z Riser as his weapon. Since this is a series before episode 1 of Ultraman Z, Zero wielding this weapon was prior to Passing the Torch to his disciple by giving the Z Riser and 3 Ultra Medals while they were chasing Genegarg.
    • The second chapter is told from different perspectives of both fallen Ultras, Belial and Tregear, prior to their Face–Heel Turn. Especially in the case of Belial, both him and Ken's suits reuse their younger appearances from the flashback scene of Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends.
    • Ultraman 80 recognizes Cosmos as the Ultra who helped Zero before.
  • Darker and Edgier: New Generation Heroes was already dark to begin with. Absolute Conspiracy takes a step further. The first chapter has Ultraman Max and Ultraman Ribut being ambushed by Alien Sran and Hellberus inside Maga-Orochi's nest, Max is heavily outnumbered and is injected with Gudis' cells and Ribut is forced to retreat and report the incident to the Land of Light. Then, we also have Belial and Tregear's backstories and their consequent Start of Darkness, things would go downhill from there.
  • Dark Is Evil: Space Fear Demon Z and his army of Zettons.
  • Downer Beginning: The first act story begins with Ultraman Ribut and Ultraman Max ambushed by Hellberus and Alien Sran inside Maga-Orochi's nest, and Max gets incapacitated by the latter villain and infects him with Gudis' cells in that he'll be turned into a monster at the same time becoming Orochi's sacrifice. Ribut is unable to do anything to help Max but retreat and report to the Inter Galactic Defense Force of the incident.
  • Downer Ending: The series ends with Yullian being captured by Tartarus in order to force the Land of Light to surrender to The Kingdom. And The Stinger hints that another Ultra is under his captivity...
  • Extradimensional Emergency Exit: Absolute Tartarus bails out to his special pocket dimension, Narak, whenever things get either too though or difficult for him. He also does this whenever he gets what he wants out of the places where he goes to.
  • Groin Attack: During the big fight when Ultraman Zero lead his team to take on the Zetton army, at one point Ultrawoman Grigio punches a Zetton in the crotch. Followed by said Zetton staggering backwards whilst holding both hands over the spot Grigio had punched, proving that yes, Zetton's got nards.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Due to Tartarus's meddling with Belial and Tregear's pasts before their Start of Darknesses, several events in the past of the Alternate Timelines changes compared to the original timeline, but many key events stay the same regardless. Notably, despite never being corrupted by Rayblood and Grimdo, respectively, in these timelines, the two of them still become evil after accepting Tartarus' temptation into "changing their fates".
    • As a result of him telepathically speaking to Belial, Belial decides to touch the Plasma Spark and is burned by it, but instead of being exiled from the Land of Light like in Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends, he chooses to flee the planet himself. Tartarus then appears to show him the timeline of his path of becoming the evil Ultra he was in the main timeline. As a result, he decides to go with Tartarus to his dimension, instead of waiting for Rayblood to assimilate with him.
    • While Tregear struggles with the fact that Hikari had fallen into darkness due to his grief over Planet Arb, Tartarus sends a Night Fang to torment him with its I Know What You Fear powers and keep Taro, who was with him, busy. Tartarus is then able to tempt Tregear into joining him as well, instead of unleashing Grimdo and sealing it within himself.
  • Interquel: The mini-series canonically takes place shortly after the events of Ultraman Taiga The Movie: New Generation Climax and before the events of Ultraman Z.
  • Know When to Fold Them: Absolute Tartarus unleashes a Curb-Stomp Battle on 80’s entourage, but the appearance of Ultraman Legend causes him to withdraw. He does so a second time when he finds himself evenly matched against Ultraman Joneus, fleeing before backup can arrive.
  • Last Episode, New Character: At the end of the final episode, Yullian was imprisoned in Narak as a bargaining chip for The Kingdom to obtain the Land of Light. While trapped, she discover an entirely obscured hero with Seven's features heavily restrained. After that the scene shifts to a teaser of a Sequel Hook that will follow up where this series ended.
  • Light Is Not Good: Absolute Tartarus shapes up to be this, as the official news stated that his golden armor is a contrast to the silver skin of the Ultra Warriors.
    • Belial and Tregear also qualify, having been sent from the past and given new light-based powers by Tartarus.
  • Mythology Gag: The aforementioned Downer Beginning is reminiscent to that of Ultraman Leo's in that an Ultraseven-based Ultra being incapacitated by the villains at the start of the series. And Max's overall appearance being based on Seven doesn't help matters either.
  • One-Steve Limit: This mini-series has Ultraman Z (pronounced Zett), Zero's new disciple, and the Zetton-based villain named Zett. This eventually leads to the two coming face-to-face and Z expressing annoyance at the fact that the latter has a similar name to him.
  • Race Against the Clock: Ultraman Max starts to become corrupted by Gudis cells, and would permanently become a monster within 3 days, so it became up to the Ultras to formulate a plan before the 3-day-limit comes to an end.
  • Resolved Noodle Incident: Alien Empera's invasion which was alluded as early as Ultraman Taro is fully depicted in this series in the Father of Ultra's flashbacks.
  • Rotating Arcs: The plot switches between three arcs: an arc focusing on Ribut's past before joining the Galaxy Rescue Force, an arc focusing on Belial's and Tregear's pasts, and ends with an arc involving Zero, the Tri-Squad, Mebius and Z facing an army of Zettons.
  • Sequel Hook: The entire miniseries wrap its final episode with a Downer Ending, but this makes way for a new instalment to pick up where this series left while events of Ultraman Z took place.
  • Shown Their Work: The speech that Ultraman Ribut recites before unleashing his true potential is the Pesilat Pledge, recited by Silat practitioners before a tournament, fitting as Ribut's fighting style is based on Silat, a martial arts originating from the Malay Archipelago, and that Ribut is a Malaysia born Ultraman.
  • Talking Is a Free Action: Averted, after Reugosite's defeat, the Ultras 80, Cosmos, Justice, Neos and Ultraseven 21 tries to discuss what they should do next. They get blasted off their feet by Tartarus mid-conversation, roughly a minute later.
  • You Have Failed Me: Tartarus destroys the Alien Sran after the plot with Maga-Orochi goes south.