GUIGASS

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Episode Episode 25: “Strange Comet Cyphon”
Alias Freezing Monster
Height 40 m
Weight 15,000 t
Emergence Japan Alps
Homeplace Japan Alps
Features Looking like an abominable snowman
Designer Tohl Narita
Sculptor Exproduction
Actor Akira Minami

Guigass is a monster like a abominable snowman dwelling in the Japan Alps.

The monster appeared on the occasion of Strange Comet Cyphon passing by close to the earth.

It got involved in battles with the other monsters which are Dorako and Red King II.

Guigass appears to be a bit winsome monster which blinks the eyes in surprise when attacked by Red King II.

I thought its alias was Abominable Snowman Monster and that I saw it described as such in publication before.

 

But I’ve now found it’s Freezing Monster.

It seems that it was set to breathe out a freezing beam or something in the settings.

But such a weapon was left unused in the drama.

The SSSP had Guigass and Dorako fight against each other so they could destroy themselves in sort of a family feud.

“Humans are wily creatures. I now understand the secret why we humans have uniquely survived this way since the dawn of man…”

Ide lamented with a wry smile, which was very much impressive to me.

 

Red King II forced the way into the battle between Guigass and Dorako.

Defeated by Red King II, Guigass disappeared into the mountains.

And it was smashed by the Powerful Drying Missile Ide invented and developed.

It’s not that Guigas is a popular monster, but a abominable snowman was a topic which drew the attention of children of the time.

Yeti or sasquatch were what we were interested in and what were featured in TV programs occasionally at the time.

Such things really spurred our imagination.

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RED KING (II)

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Episode Episode 25: “Strange Comet Cyphon”
Alias Skull Monster
Height 45 m
Weight 20,000 t
Emergence Japan Alps
Homeplace Unknown
Features Brutality & mightiness
Designer Tohl Narita
Sculptor Ryosaku Takayama
Actor Kunio Suzuki

This Red King is likely to be another individual of the same species as the first Red King which appeared in Episode 8 “The Wild Monster Zone.”

It’s described as Red King II for the sake of convenience in publication though it’s called just monster in the drama.

The association with the first Red King was not mentioned at all in the drama, either.

The SSSP members who saw Red King II also showed no emotional attachment to the reunion with the monster.

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Strange Comet Cyphon

First of all Strange Comet Cyphon approached the earth on a possible collision course with it.

The computer calculation told the collision would be avoided within a hair’s breadth.

One thing people were worried about was possible hydrogen bomb explosions on the earth due to the cosmic ray emitted from Cyphon.

Eventually Cyphon safely passed the earth without incident.

Unbelievably enough though, a monster appeared in the Japan Alps with lost hydrogen bombs swallowed.

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Bump in the neck

That was Red King II.

The monster was 20 kilo meters underground when Cyphon passed the earth, which avoided the explosion.

Moreover, the aggressive monster got involved in battles with the other monsters which showed up including Dorako from Cyphon.

A difference in appearance from the first Red King is that Red King II has the white of the eyes though the first one had them all black.

That gave Red KIng II a milder impression than Red King in a way.

And Red King II has a bump in the neck showing swallowed hydrogen bombs.

That means Ultraman cannot use Spaceum Beam on Red King II.


GUBILA

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Episode Episode 24: “The Undersea Science Center”
Alias Submarine Monster
Height 50 m
Weight 35,000 t
Emergence Undersea
Homeplace Undersea
Features Drill
Designer Tohl Narita
Sculptor Ryosaku Takayama
Actor Teruo Aragaki

Gubila is a monster dwelling in the deep sea which emerged from underground in the sea.

It destroyed a submarine pipeline with its drill and approached the Undersea Science Center newly built for marine resourse exploitation.

The pipeline Gubila broke was for supplying the center with oxygen.

And four people including Cap. Muramatsu and Hoshino were trapped in the building.

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Undersea Science Center

Unaware Gubila was the culprit, Akiko Fuji thought she mistakenly damaged the pipeline by losing control of the SSSP submarine S25  and felt responsible for the accident.

She tried to rescue the trapped people at the risk of being attacked by Gubila and made it in result.

Gubila has a unique appearance similar to a filefish with a drill on the nose.

It didn’t battle with Ultraman in the water.

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It came out of the ground with the drill and went into a battle with him on the ground.

It spouts like Gamakugira.

The drill was sturdy enough to bounce off Ultraman’s Ultra Slash.

It’s fun to see the light ring turn around together with the turning drill when rebounded.

It had its drill broken off by Ultraman and exploded with a shot of Spaceum Beam.


JAMYRA

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Episode Episode 23: “My Home is the Earth”
Alias Planet Dwelling Monster
Height 50 m
Weight 10,000 t
Emergence Japan
Homeplace Earth
Features Breathing out fire; vulnerable to water
Designer Tohl Narita
Sculptor Ryosaku Takayama
Actor Teruo Aragaki

Among the monsters of “Ultraman” or even including the other series, Jamyra (Jamila) is a well-known and unforgettable monster.

Jamyra attacked airplanes and ships with participants for the upcoming International Peace Conference in Tokyo on board by his invisible spacecraft.

The SSSP succeeded in making the spacecraft visible, and Jamyra showed up.

Alan who was dispatched from the SSSP Paris General Headqurter explained to the Japanese equivalent members with a groan.

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Jamyra’s spacecraft

“You guys…It’s not a monster. It…No. He was a human like us.”

Jamyra was an astronaut of a certain country who went missing in space in the midst of competitive space exploitation.

He reached a planet and survived there in extreme environments, which made him mutate into a monstrous form.

He rebuilt his rocket over the years and returned to earth vengefully.

Ide sympathized with Jamyra and showed his reluctance to attack the monsterized human.

Alan informed the SSSP members of the General Headquarter’s decision to destroy Jamyra just as a monster.

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Ide cried at Jamyra rampaging  and breathing out fire, “You Jamyra! Don’t you have humanity any more?”

Though Ide’s cry stunned Jamyra temporarily, Jamyra appeared at the Peace Conference venue to ruin it.

Jamyra showed strong resistance to flames, but he was vulnerable to water as he came back from a waterless planet.

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With Ultra Water Stream sprayed by Ultraman Jamyra eventually fell down to the ground letting out an anguished cry.

The Peace Conference was held safely.

Ide kept standing in front of Jamyra’s tombstone built by the SSSP with the epitaph admiring Jamyra as a contributor to scientific development.

Incidentally I noticed the epitaph engraved in French says Jamila instead of Jamyra.

“This is always the case with victims. They only get a nice word…” Ide groaned.

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UNDERGROUND HUMAN

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Episode Episode 22: “Sabotage Terrene”
Alias Vicious Underground Mysterious Human
Height 2 m
Weight 100 kg
Emergence Described as below
Homeplace Underground
Features Wearing sunglasses
Designer Tohl Narita
Sculptor None
Actor Franz Gruber (X) and the others

Underground humans are a race living 40,000 meters underground.

annemorhim4They began to dwell there due to crustal deformation before the ice ages, which made their eyes vestigial and lost.

They abducted an SSSP member Anne Morhim (I didn’t know her last name till now) dispatched from the SSSP Paris Headquarter to the SSSP Japan Headquarter.

An underground woman disguised as Anne sneaked into the SSSP Japan Headquarter.

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She wore sunglasses to hide her vestigial eyes.

Pretending to head for the Paris Headquarter with Hayata on the VTOL, she held him captive in their facility 40,000 meters underground.

The leader figure among them is likely to be described as Underground Man X in the settings.

They hypnotized Hayata and made Telesdon rampage above ground.

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Underground man X

They tried to make Hayata transform into Ultraman under hypnosis and serve as the leading soldier for invasion of the world above ground along with Telesdon.

X stated they long looked forward to living under the sun by enslaving humans above ground.

But the underground humans were easily extinguished in the unexpected brightness caused by the Flash Beam coming from Beta Capsule Hayata lit.

Pathetic guys.

With the case solved, real Anne was recaptured.

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Real Anne is back

TELESDON

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Episode Episode 22: “Sabotage Terrene”
Alias Underground Monster
Height 60 m
Weight 120,000 t
Emergence Central Tokyo
Homeplace Underground
Features controlled by underground humans; breathing out fire
Designer Tohl Narita
Sculptor Ryosaku Takayama
Actor Kunio Suzuki

Telesdon is a monster that underground humans who live 40,000 meters underground sent to the world above ground to invade it.

It had a mouth sharply pointed forward like a beak which makes it look extremely cool.

It’s assumed to dig its way through the ground with it though it was not depicted in the drama.

It also had a segmented body like a caterpillar.

Both of the above made it look more like an underground monster.

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The monster is described as Telesdon in a publication I have at hand.

Given it must have been named in production to make it associated with terrestrial (living in the ground), I think it’d be more fitting should it be spelled as Terresdon.

But it seems to be commonly known as Telesdon in English actually so I’ll follow it.

Telesdon is such a powerful monster that it didn’t care about the napalm attacks by the SSSP at all.

And it rampaged wildly throughout the night streets of Central Tokyo destroying buildings and breathing out fire.

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The glowing eyes of Telesdon roaring in dark look so nice.

The underground humans tried to brainwash Hayata they captured so they could make use of Ultraman as the leading soldier for their invasion of the world above ground.

But…don’t worry!  “Ultraman is the offspring of light. As an emissary of justice from Nebula M78 deep in space, even though Hayata fell unconscious, Ultraman has been the superman of the Land of Light!” (narration in the drama)

Regardless of Hayata’s unconsciousness, Ultraman came out of the ground and battled with Telesdon as Hayata and Ultraman are different individuals sharing a single life.

Telesdon died from being slammed into the ground by throwing techniques of Ultraman.


KEMLAR

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Episode Episode 21: “Breach the Wall of Smoke”
Alias Poison Gas Monster
Height 35 m
Weight 10,000 t
Emergence Omuyama Mountain
Homeplace Omuyama Mountain
Features Breathing out sulfurous acid gas; destruction beam from the tail
Designer Tohl Narita
Sculptor Ryosaku Takayama
Actor Kunio Suzuki

Kemlar (Kemular) is a monster which emerged from a crater of the volcano named Omuyama Mountain (fictional mountain) as the mountain supposed to be extinct resumed its volcanic activity.

One day dead birds were found on the mountain.

And hikers witnessed the eyes of a monster in the volcanic smoke.

In addition it was reported that dead fish were found floating in the river and so on.

The culprit was Kemlar which breathed out a high level of sulfurous acid gas.

It also had a forked tail capable of emitting a destruction beam by lifting the tail like a scorpion.

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It has two strips of shell on the back to open up for intimidation.

It also has a luminescent organ inflating and deflating alternately (it’s described as its heart in publication) in between the shells.

It was Kemlar’s weak point.

I mixed up Kemlar with Gorgos appearing in Episode 7 “S.O.S. Mount Fuji” of “Ultra Q” as a kid.

Because Gorgos also had a luminescent organ of the same kind on its back which also was the monster’s weak point.

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Kemlar rampaged and destroyed the town at the foot of Omuyama Mountain.

Contrary to appearances Kemlar is a strong monster Spaceum Beam didn’t work on after Antler.

madbazookaIt was defeated by a new weapon Ide invented and developed with the name of Mad Bazooka.

After it had its weak point shot by the bazooka, it disappeared throwing itself into the volcanic crater.

It’s an eerie monster which made sounds like low-pitched frog croaks and appeared from the volcanic crater with the theme music of “Ultra Q” in the background.

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Luminescent organ on the back of Kemlar

HYDRA

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Episode Episode 20: “Terror on Route 87”
Alias Plateau Dragon
Height 60 m
Weight None
Emergence Omuroyama Mountain in Izu
Homeplace Omuroyama Mountain in Izu
Features Assumed to be a species of archaeopteryx
Designer Tohl Narita
Sculptor Exproduction
Actor Teruo Aragaki

Hydra (pronounced like heedra in Japanese) is a monster like a guardian for a kid who lost his life in a car accident.

One day a boy showed up in the SSSP Headquarter and warned Akiko Fuji staying alone in the control room that Hydra would go on a rampage.

As the boy predicted, Hydra emerged from Omuroyama Mountain.

And it looked just like a statue placed in Omuroyama Park with the name of Hydra.

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A boy appeared in SSSP Headquarter

Incidentally this stature actually exists even now in Izu Cactus Park used for the location at the time.

In the drama the statue of Hydra was built based on the picture drawn by a boy named Osamu Muto.

And Fuji found Osamu was the boy who appeared in the SSSP Headquarter.

She also learnt that Osamu died in a hit-and-run accident caused by a cargo truck on Route 87 half a year ago.

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Statue of Hydra

Hydra attacked cargo trucks running on Route 87.

It was stronger than it looked, and it made Ultraman fall unconscious temporarily.

Hydra escaped into the sky dodging the shot of Spaceum Beam.

While Ultraman aimed at Hydra again for a moment, he let it fly away.

Because he became aware of Osamu’s spirit riding on the back of Hydra though the SSSP members didn’t notice it but Akiko Fuji.

Cap. Muramatsu referred to Hydra as a possible incarnation of children who lost their lives tragically in vehicle accidents.

The case was solved with the surrender of the hit-and-run driver to police.

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ABOLAS

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Episode Episode 19: “Demons Rise Again”
Alias Blue Foam Monster
Height 60 m
Weight 20,000 t
Emergence MIneral laboratry
Homeplace Three hundred million five thousand years ago
Features Sealed in a capsule; breathing out dissolution foams
Designer Tohl Narita
Sculptor Ryosaku Takayama
Actor Haruyoshi Nakamura

Abolas is a blue monster which emerged from the capsule containing blue liquid dug out of the ground ahead of the red liquid capsule.

Banila returned to life beforehand when the red liquid capsule was struck by a lightening.

The blue liquid capsule was taken to the mineral laboratory where the laboratory crew made various attempts to unseal the capsule for inspection in vain due to its unexpected rigidity.

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Ignorant of the ancient humans’ warning, when they got the capsule struck by an electric shock of 100,000 volts, Abolas came back to life.

Humans ended up allowing the two demon monsters sealed by ancient humans to return to life.

Abolas breathed out the foamy dissolution liquid which dissolved buildings.

The two monsters headed for the Olympic Stadium rampaging through the streets as if they attracted each other by instinct.

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And then they went into battle finally.

After fierce fight, Banila was dissolved by the foamy dissolution liquid of Abolas.

Abolas breathed out the foams on Ultraman as well, but it didn’t work on him at all.

Three consecutive shots of Spaceum Beam eventually destroyed the monster while it kept breathing out the foams at Ultraman.

The monster sealed by ancient humans was finished off by Ultraman.

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BANILA

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Episode Episode 19: “Demons Rise Again”
Alias Red Blaze Monster
Height 55 m
Weight 25,000 t
Emergence Soil depot in a suburban area
Homeplace Three hundred million five thousand years ago
Features Sealed in a capsule; breathing out fire
Designer Tohl Narita
Sculptor Ryosaku Takayama
Actor Yasuhiro Tajiri

A capsule filled with blue liquid was dug out of a construction site.

It was assumed to be sort of a time capsule (super)ancient humans buried deep in the ground three hundred million five thousand years ago.

An enigmatic sheet metal was also found together with the capsule.

The capsule was taken to the mineral laboratory for inspection and research.

However, another capsule containing red liquid inside was accidentally unearthed from the ground at the same site while people were unaware of it.

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In short, there were two capsules buried by ancient humans.

The red liquid capsule was ignorantly dumped at a soil depot.

When a lightening struck the capsule left behind at night, the red monster Banila showed up.

It was revealed the sheet metal had characters like hieroglyphics which appeared on the wall in reflection when illuminated with light.

The characters were deciphered with difficulty.

And a significant fact was discovered at last.

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Ancient humans sealed demon monsters, red Banila and blue Abolas, into a capsule respectively after a struggle.

The writing was concluded with a warning to make sure the capsules should never be unsealed, stating that the human beings would perish if the two monsters should come back to life.

But that ship had sailed.

Following the emergence of Banila, the blue monster Abolas also appeared from the mineral laboratory before long.