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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 Corona Zero and Luna Miracle Zero forms, which he inherited from the powers ofUltraman Dyna and Ultraman Cosmos after fusing with them in the movie), from which Zero emerged victorious, the Ultra is 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 rare villainous example. After Zero defeats the Four Beasts of Hell, Alien Bat Gurashie absorbs their souls into his body, making him even stronger than before.
  • 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.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Once achieving Shining Ultraman Zero, the golden Ultra calls out Belial for all of his villainous acts, questioning his need to make others suffer despite he himself being a former Ultra Warrior. Belial gets caught off-guard by Zero's words, but quickly brushes it off.
  • Avenging the Villain: Alien Bat Gurashie's goal in attacking Zero in the Monster Graveyard is to avenge his brother's death at 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.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: The Darkness Five is an alliance of five major alien villains from past Ultra series, with Sly, the Armored Mefilas, being the leader overall. Though they are actually Belial's minions, with Sly being his Dragon
  • 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 has got out, but nope, apparently he still thinks it’s a good idea to gloat in front of Zero about his powers. He winds up as the only member of the Darkness Five that dies.
  • 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.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • Before facing the Four Beast Warriors of Hell, Zero has 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. Jathar spends too much time gloating, and ends up becoming an Alien Hipporito-shaped splat on the side of a stray meteorite.
    • Zero Darkness easily kills the entire Ultimate Force Zero and would've killed Moroboshi the Pigmon just as easily if Zero hadn't powered through his possession.
    • Shining Ultraman Zero wipes the floor with Belial, purging him from his body and destroying most of his soul.
  • Demonic Possession: Ultraman Zero, after being possessed by the soul of Belial, becomes Zero Darkness and attacks and kills all his allies sans Moroboshi the Pigmon. Luckily he's able to achieve a new form that allows him to purge Belial from his body and revive his fallen friends.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: Since this is the first Ultra Fight miniseries made by Tsuburaya in a while, some elements seem a little... off.
    • There isn't an overarching storyline. For the most part, the series seems to run on a Random Events Plot surrounding Ultraman Zero.
    • The lack of an actual Big Bad in this series for all its instalments. Later Ultra Fight shows have a clear main villains the plot centers around.
    • No guest appearances from other Ultras, save for Dyna and Cosmos making a quick cameo in Zero's vision and the Mother of Ultra cameoing as Jahtar's disguise. Also supporting characters like the Ultimate Force Zero don’t show up until halfway through the series.
    • Whereas later instalments would use green screen to simulate a variety of environments, Ultra Zero Fight takes place entirely on one physical set.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: Ultimate Force Zero all die this way. Jean-Bot gets blown to bits, Mirror Knight gets shot point blank in the head, Jean-Nine gets sliced in half, and Glen Fire gets his back sliced open and bleeds to death. What's worse is none of them die instantly. Fortunately Shining Zero manages to resurrect them.]]
  • Fighting Your Friend: The Ultimate Force Zero have to fight Zero himself after the Ultra gets possessed by Belial. Unfortunately, it's a ridiculously one-sided Curb-Stomp Battle
  • Forced to Watch: Zero's mind is still there when Belial forcibly fuses with him into Zero Darkness, but he's powerless to prevent his teammates from being killed and descends into the Despair Event Horizon once all of them are killed.
  • 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 reverse 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 turn 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 realises the powers of Ultraman Dyna and Ultraman Cosmos are 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 Zero Darkness. 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:
  • 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 takes over his body.
  • Reduced to Dust: Belial, after getting overpowered by Zero's Shining form.
  • Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can: Ultraman Belial makes 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 and possess him as Belial had planned...
  • 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 manages to get the drop on Zero and petrify Zero's right arm into bronze, the alien began gloating on his superiority and how much more powerful he is than the Ultraman. Zero interrupts Jathar by shoving a bronze fist into the alien's face.
  • The Stinger: After the credits end we're treated to two of them, in the first one we see the Darkness Five's whereabouts, with Sly gloating that Zero's Shining Star Drive not only resurrected his teammates, but also brought back Belial as well with his original body and everything in fact, who prepares for his next plan... Meanwhile a second one shows that Jahtar was also resurrected by Zero, who wakes up confused in the asteroid where he was killed.


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Zero Darkness

After Ultraman Belial's spirit successfully hijacks his arch-rival Ultraman Zero's body, Belial transforms into Zero Darkness, an incredibly powerful Fusion Ultraman. As Zero Darkness, Belial wastes no time in putting his new form's power to use and catches the Ultimate Force Zero off-guard, destroying their base and killing off Jean-bot in one fell swoop. Given Zero Darkness's remarkable strength and fearsome new abilities, the other members of the team aren't far away from meeting the same fate...

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