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Balloonga
Balloonga
Home world: Planet Saturn
First appearance: Ultra Q Episode 11: "Balloonga" (1966)
Latest appearance: Ultraman Orb Chapter 3 "The Man Who Steals the Black Hole" arc (2017)
Height: 50 cm ~ 100,000 m
Weight: Unknown
Category: Kaiju
Affiliation: None
Roar(s): TBA

Balloonga (バルンガ Barunga?) was a kaiju that appeared in the TV series, Ultra Q.

Subtitle: Balloon Monster (風船怪獣 Fūsen Kaijū?)

Stats

  • Length: 50 ~ 100,000 m
  • Weight: 0
  • Origin: Saturn, Planet 484 confinement (Orb Chapter 3)

History

Ultra Q

Arriving on Earth on board the Saturn-1 exploration rocket, Balloonga started life as a small object. Exposed to energy, the creature rapidly began to grow. Within hours it hovered over the city of Tokyo, blotting out the sun and devouring any form of energy it could. Rockets only made it grow bigger and a coming typhoon fed it even more. It seemed as if the beast would devour all energy on the planet until an artificial sun was created deep within space. As the intense energy reached the Earth, it got Balloonga's attention. The strange creature began to drift upward, heading for the artificial sun that could feed it for eternity or kill it.

Trivia

  • Balloonga uses an altered Dogora sound effect.
  • Although not physically seen, Balloonga is one of the kaiju that makes up Beryudora.

Ultraman Orb Chapter 3 "The Man Who Steals the Black Hole" arc

Because of Balloonga's destructive nature, it was kept within a small capsule in prison Planet 484 under maximum security until Juggler obtain it from his prison break. Using Balloonga, Juggler turned it into a Balloonga Bomb (バルンガボム Barunga Bomu?) that would threaten the balance of the universe, creating a black hole as a result. Using this he threatened the Interstellar Alliance to bring Gai before the latter's assistance defuse it and died as a result.

Trivia

  • The use of Balloonga Bomb in the plot reflected that of 1979 Japanese movie Taiyō o Nusunda Otoko (lit. The man who steals the sun). In fact, the whole plot itself and the chapter's name is a tribute to said movie.

Powers and Weapons

  • Energy Absorb: Balloonga is capable of absorbing any type of energy into its body, growing larger as it does.

Green/Blue Balloonga

  • Electrical Attack: Unlike the regular Balloonga, the Green and Blue Balloonga can use their tendrils to conduct electricity.

Other Media

Kaiju Busters Powered

Balloonga appeared in this game, as well as two subspecies, Green Balloonga (緑バルンガ Midori Barunga?) and Blue Balloonga (青バルンガ Ao Barunga?).

Ultraman F

It was revealed that samples of Balloonga was kept and used by Ide and Inpei Seant to create Ultra Armor F and used by Akiko Fuji. Balloonga's trait was shown when Fuji (Giant Soldier F) was able to absorb incoming attacks from Dark Faust, Dark Mephisto and Dark Zagi but this also resulted with the birth of Ultraman F.

To compensate for the lack of energy absorbing power, Ide created the Balloonga Aegis for Ultraman F to use, later on this armor destroyed by Hyper Zetton.

Gallery

Ultra Q Kaiju & Seijin
Ultra Q Gomess | Litra | Goro | Namegon | Juran | Peguila | Gameron | Kai Dragon | Otohime | Gorgos | Mongular | Tarantula | M1 | Balloonga | Larugeus | Garamon | Kanegon | Cicada Man | The 1/8 Humans | Pagos | Kemur Man | Ragon | Clapton (unreleased) | Bostang | Alien Ruperts | Alien Keel | The Giant | Butterfly Morpho | Sudar | Goga | Lily | Peter | Todora | The Train In The Vary Dimension
Ultra Q The Movie: Legend of the Stars Nagira | Wadatuzin
Ultra Q: Dark Fantasy Gara Q | Garagon | Alien Giraff | The Living Brain | Puzzle Woman | Kiara | Ghoulish Beings | Unitoroda | Sabikong | Yamada | The 3-eyed Totem Pole | Alien Utsugi | Varno the Mirror Watchman | Mirror World Duplicates | Lily | Cicada Woman | Garagon II | Komachi | Advance Human Genome | Hecate | Kanegoneh | The Doll | Rekyum Man
Neo Ultra Q Niruwanie | Burezaren | Alien Vulcanus | Dark Malicious Mahler | Android Epigonoido | Sedegan | Gastrobot | Guy Nord star aide-de-camp to His Majesty Hatha Guy Nord | Purana | Falmagon | Argos Fear Intellectual Sphere | Soma


Ultraman Ball
Kaiju & Seijin


Pigmon | Pestar | Balloonga | Dada | Gubila | Telesdon | Bullton | Alien Mefilas | Gomora | Woo | Zetton | Dada II | Zetton II | Alien Baltan
Ultraman Orb Kaiju & Seijin
Ultraman Orb THE ORIGIN SAGA Jugglus Juggler | Alien Wraith Psychi | Amate/War God | Shinra | Raigou | Bezelb | Queen Bezelb | Kugutsu Arstron | Kugutsu King Guesra | Gargorgon | Kugutsu Bemstar | Lidorias | Bolgils | Kugutsu Birdon | Kugutsu Vakishim | Kugutsu Verokron | Psyqueen
Chapter 2 Shorty | Dinosaur Tank | Mulnau | Jiggle | Pestar | Gamakujira | Takkong | Gora | Alien Gapiya Sadeath | Orlock | Alien Zartana | Alien Nackle Ramon Brothers | Jugglus Juggler
Chapter 3 Biranki | Jugglus Juggler | Gango | Balloonga/Balloonga Bomb
Chapter 4 Jugglus Juggler/Nuru Ra Hotep | Dodongo | Maga-Tanothor
Chapter 5 Kingsaurus II | Super C.O.V. | Pris-Ma | Maga-Zetton | Jugglus Juggler | Biranki | Hungler
Ultraman Orb Peguila | Maga-Zetton | Maga-Basser | Jugglus Juggler | Maga-Grand King | Maga-Jappa | Maga-Pandon | Alien Zetton Maddock | Hyper Zetton Deathscythe | Alien Mefilas Nostra | Alien Nackle Nagus | Alien Metron Tarude | Aribunta | Hoe | Ragon Parent | Ragon Child | Gubila | Alien Babarue Babaryu | Imitation Ultraman Orb | Telesdon | Cherubim | Black King | Maga-Orochi | Galactron | Zeppandon | Alien Zelan | Alien Shaplay Katarohi | Bemular (Empowered) | Renki (Crimson Lotus Knight) | Maya | Hyper Zetton Deathscythe (Reserver) | Alien Pitt Myu | Nova | Black Directive | Kamaitadon (Mentioned) | Demaaga | Gomess (S) | Magata no Orochi
Ultraman Orb The Movie: Lend Me The Power of Bonds! Galactron | Alien Kukaratch | Cicada Woman | Garmes People | Hupnath | Jugglus Juggler | Mulnau | Alien Gapiya Sadeath | Alien Temperor Batista | Alien Hipporito Callisto | Alien Guts Doppel | Alien Serpent | Rekyum Man | Deavorick | Zeppandon
Chapter 8 Desastro
Ultra Fight Orb Reibatos | Juda Spectre | Demaaga | Mecha Gomora | Vict Lugiel | King Joe | Birdon | Gudon | Twin Tail | Hyper Zetton | Tyrant
Chapter 10 Biranki | Jugglus Juggler
Ultraman Festival 2016 Alien Baltan | Cyber Mecha Baltan | Zetton Alien Baltan | Z

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