Ultra Zero Fight is a 2012 miniseries released by Tsuburaya, chronicling the journey and training of Ultraman Zero after the events of Ultraman Saga. Its the first mini-series released by Tsuburaya related to the Ultra Series since Ultra Super Fight 22 years ago, and started the short trend of Tsuburaya using mini-series on Youtube to promote characters and upcoming shows.
In the series, after the events of Ultraman Saga, Ultraman Zero is training himself in the Monster Graveyard, meeting an old friend of his, a Pigmon. His training is quickly interrupted by Alien Bat Gurashie, brother of the Alien Bat slain by Zero in Ultraman Saga. After a fierce battle against Gurashie and his monster army (unlocking Zero's Strong Mode and Corona Mode, which he inherits from Ultraman Dyna and Ultraman Cosmos after fusing with them in the movie), which Zero emerged victorious, the Ultra would be further challenged by a legion of alien invaders known as the Darkness Five. With the timely arrival of Zero's comrades, the Ultimate Force Zero, who allied with Zero to help save the galaxy years ago, Ultraman Zero is finally able to complete his training and further his powers to beyond his greatest limits.
The series was re-released on Tsuburaya Production's Official Youtube Channel in 2019, to promote the 10th Anniversary of Ultraman Zero's debut.
Ultraman Galaxy Fight: New Generation Heroes provides examples of the following tropes:
- All Your Powers Combined: A villainous example, for once. After Zero had defeated the Four Beasts of Hell, Alien Bat Gurashie decides to absorb all their souls into his body, making him even stronger than he already was.
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: The Four Beasts of Hell, after getting purged out of Alien Bat's body, are shown having their souls transported by a pillar of light back to the Monster Graveyard.
- Avenging the Villain: Alien Bat Gurashie's goals of attacking Zero in the Monster Graveyard, is to avenge his brother's death in the hands of Zero, as seen in Ultraman Saga.
- Badass Crew: The Ultimate Force Zero, as per usual.
- Battle in the Rain: the final battle between Zero and Belial had them taking it all the way into the stratosphere, into a layer of rainclouds where it's dark and rain is pouring around them.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: The Darkness Five is an alliance of five major alien villains from past Ultra series.
- Big Bad Wannabe: Alien Hipporito Jathar, just Jathar. Hands down. You'd expect him to be wary of Zero's powers after news of Zero defeating Hyper Zetton spreads out, but nope, apparently he still thinks its a good idea to gloat in front of Zero about his powers.
- Big Damn Heroes: While on the receiving end of a losing battle against the Darkness Five, all things looked bleak for Zero... then the Ultimate Force Zero arrives.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Ultraman Zero, after being possessed by the soul of Belial, becoming Zero Darkness who begins attacking his comrades.
- Curb-Stomp Battle:
- Before facing the Four Beast Warriors of Hell, Zero had to fight four lower-tier monsters, also revived by Alien Bat - Bemular, Gudon, Sadola and Telesdon. Zero wrecks all four of them in under a minute.
- Zero vs Jathar. Too bad Jathar spends too much time gloating, and ends up becoming an Alien Hipporito-shaped splat on the side of a stray meteorite.
- Early Installment Weirdness: Since this is the first Ultra Fight miniseries made by Tsuburaya in a while, some elements seemed a little... off.
- There isn't an overarching storyline for the most part, the series seemed to run on Random Events Plot surrounding Ultraman Zero.
- The lack of an actual Big Bad in this series. Later Ultra Fight shows clearly have main villains the plot centers around.
- No guest-starring other Ultramen, save for Dyna and Cosmos making a quick cameo in Zero's vision. Also supporting characters like the Ultimate Force Zero doesn't show up until halfway through.
- Fighting Your Friend: The Ultimate Force Zero had to fight Zero himself after the Ultra gets possessed by Belial. Unfortunately, it's a ridiculously one-sided Curb-Stomp Battle
- Four Is Death: Gurashie's monster army, the Four Beast Warriors of Hell, consisting of Powered Red King, Galberos, Gan-Q and Bemstar.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Ultraman Belial.
- Golden Super Mode: Shinning Ultraman Zero, the ultimate form of Zero, which allows him to completely purge Belial out of his body and disintegrate the dark ultra, as well as reviving his deceased teammates and restore all the destruction Belial had caused while in Zero's body.
- Half the Man He Used to Be:
- Ultraman Zero, in Zero Darkness form, slices Jean-Bot and Jean-Nine into halves. Vertically for the former, horizontally for the latter.
- Earlier on, Ultraman Zero does this to one of two clones of himself, which turns out to be illusions created by Galberos.
- Heroic Second Wind: Zero is on the losing side against an empowered Alien Bat Gurashie, when he suddenly realize the powers of Ultraman Dyna and Ultraman Cosmos, still in his body... at which point he summons both their powers and quickly turns the tide of battle.
- Henshin Hero: Averted for once, there are no human forms or human hosts in this series.
- Kaiju: Well, duh. Zero has defeated eight of them by the sixth episode, in fact!
- "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: The Ultimate Force, fighting to possessed Zero. Watching Glen-Fire and Mirror Knight pleading for Zero to snap out of it, only to get brutally killed in the process, is heartbreaking.
- Master of Illusion:
- Galberos, which tricks Zero into thinking he's sealed in darkness and is fighting evil copies of himself.
- Jathar briefly uses these powers too, tricking Zero into thinking his friends are petrified into bronze statues and Zero is speaking to the Mother of Ultra. But he then blows his cover on purpose, thinking he can get the drop on Zero...
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Ultraman Zero uses Jathar's face as a punching bag, right before throwing him into the side of a meteorite.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: All members of the Darkness Five have glowing red eyes. This includes Ultraman Zero, the moment Belial took over his body.
- Reduced to Dust: Belial, after getting overpowered by Zero's Shinning form.
- Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can: Ultraman Belial made an unexpected appearance. As it turns out, the Dark Ultra's soul is now sealed in Armoured Darkness, which Zero finds out the moment he defeats Armoured Darkness only for Belial's soul to escape...
- Shared Life Meter: The last two monsters of the Four Beasts of Hell, Gan-Q and Bemstar. Realizing that their torso are actually interconnected, Zero decides to dive into Bemstar's gorge, and burst out of Gan-Q's central eye, effectively performing a One-Hit Polykill.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: After Alien Hipporito Jathar managed to get the drop on Zero and petrify Zero's right arm into bronze, the alien began gloating on his superiority and how powerful he is over the Ultras. Zero interrupts Jathar by shoving a bronze fist into the alien's face.