"There is darkness because there is light. There is light because there is darkness"

―Father of Ultra to Alien Empera, Words from the Heart -Final Trilogy III-
Father of Ultra
Ultraman Father
Human Host/Form: A street Santa Claus
Height: 45 m
Weight: 50,000 tons
Age: over 160,000 years old
Home world: Planet of Ultra
Voice actor(s): Masao Nakasone (Ultraman Ace, low-pitch grunts)
Tetsuya Kaji (Ultraman Ace, speaking voice)
Shinya Kashima (Ultraman Taro),
Taro Ishida (Ultraman Story),
Kozo Shioya (Ultraman Graffiti),
Tessho Genda (Ultraman Super Fighter Legends),
Tokuma Nishioka (Ultraman Mebius - present)
Holly Kaneko (Ultraman Ginga)
Suit actor(s): TBA
First Appearance: Ultraman Ace episode 27: Miracle! The Ultra Father
Last Appearance: Ultraman Geed Episode 24: The Fragments of Hope
Number of Appearances: 2 (Ace),
2 (Taro),
1 (Leo),
1 (80)
4 (Mebius),
2 (Movies)
2 (Ginga)
Race: Ultra
Status: Alive
Family: Ultraman Jack (brother, manga only),
Mother of Ultra (wife),
Ultraman Ace (adopted son),
Ultraman Taro (son),
Ultraman Zero (grandnephew by marriage)
Affiliation: Space Garrison (leader)

Ultra Brothers

Father of Ultra (ウルトラの父 Urutora no Chichi?) is the Commander of the Space Garrison. He first appeared in the 27th episode of Ultraman Ace. He is the husband of Mother of Ultra, the father of Ultraman Taro and Ultraman Ace (by adoption). His real name is Ken (ケン Ken?), as revealed by Mother of Ultra in Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie. He is considered one of the strongest Ultras in the Land of Light.


War against Alien Empera

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Ken in the Great Ultra War

Final Duel with Alien Empera.

Final Duel with Alien Empera.

After the power of Ultra fell into the hands of the people of M78, the King of Planet Ultra wanted the formation of an elite task force to patrol the universe, using their newfound power to protect peace. This did not sit well with several villainous races who became the mortal enemies of the Ultramen. There were numerous battles with these races, who tried to destroy or conquer the land of light, but never came to pass until the advent of a cosmic force of darkness, the infamous Alien Emperor. The evil entity led an army of Aliens and monsters to invade and conquer the Land of Light accomplishing what no one had ever done before or since. Despite being conquered, the people of Planet Ultra did not surrender, a rebellion was started. The battle ended in favor of the Ultras as Ken fought with the dark emperor in a one on one duel. Wielding the Ultimate Sword, Ken left a wound on his side, but received a matching one himself. The invasion was repelled and the Land of Light was again free to shine the light of Justice across the universe.

In time Ken came be known as Father of Ultra, the Supreme Commander of the Space Garrison, while his wife Marie became known as Mother of Ultra, the leader of the Silver Cross Corp the medical wing of the Space Garrison. Ultra Father eventually became a father figure to a group of Elite fighters, starting with Ultraman Zoffy, the son of his deceased friend, the squad of heroes started with five members: Zoffy, Ultraman, Father of Ultra's nephew Ultraseven, Ultraman Jack, and Father of Ultra's adopted son Ultraman Ace. These would become known as the first five collectively known as the Ultra Brothers. Ultraman, Seven, Jack, and Ace would each serve a year on Planet Earth, defending its people from monsters and aliens.

Ultraman Ace

During Ace's time on Earth a super intelligent alien by the name of Alien Hipporito came to Earth and managed to turn Ace into a jade statue. The rest of the Ultra Brothers came to help only to meet with the same fate. As TAC tried to hold the alien off, Father of Ultra appeared to battle the alien, but he too was being beaten, for he had traveled the vast distance between Planet Ultra and Earth at full speed. Nearly defeated, Father of Ultra ripped out his own Color Timer and cast it into the air, sacrificing himself to give Ace his energy. Ace was revived and assaulted Hipporito and soon destroyed him with the Metallium Beam, then revived his brothers with Father of Ultra's Timer.

Although Father of Ultra was dead, the brothers returned his body to the Land of Light where he was revived. Father of Ultra made his return later that year during Christmas, disguised as Santa Claus. Since then Father of Ultra has watched over more beings who joined the Ultra Brothers including his son Ultraman Taro, the last people of L77, Ultraman Leo and Ultraman Astra, and one of the Land of Light's best teachers, Ultraman 80; Father of Ultra has occasionally gone to Earth to encourage or help other Ultras in need.

Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie

Long before the events of the movie, Ultraman Belial was one of the Ultra warriors trained by Father of Ultra to become a member of the Space Garrison, however one day he fell to his greed, and had a great desire of power. After he failed to obtain the Plasma Spark, Father of Ultra along with the Space Garrison exiled Belial from the Land of Light, and sent him to a barren planet, where he was corrupted by Alien Reiblood. Belial returned with his army of monsters and attacked the Land of Light, causing chaos. While he was heading to take the Plasma Spark again he assaulted Marie and Zoffy but was stopped by Ken. Father sought to invoke Belial's lost Ultra warrior spirit, but Belial denounced it claiming he returned for revenge and power then violently attacked Ken. However Ultraman King suddenly appeared, easily besting the evil ultra, he sealed Belial away creating the Space Prison.

Years passed, and for some reason, the minus energy was growing strong in the universe causing monsters to rampage, Father of Ultra feared that it was all a prelude to Ultraman Belial's escape.

Father of Ultra fighting Belial.

That same day, the alarm to the Space Garrison went of, meaning Belial had escaped. Ultra Father was completely sure that Belial would go after the Plasma Spark Tower again and ordered a defense placed around it. Ultraman Belial defeated hordes of Ultras, and caused destruction in the Land of LIght, Belial eventually made it inside the tower after defeating most of the Space Garrison. Inside after defeating Jack, Ace and 80, he started a fight against Father of Ultra, which Ultra Father was initially winning, until Belial hit Ultra Father with the Giga Battle Nizer where he had the scar from his fight with Alien Empera, weakening him and beating him afterwards. Belial defeated Mother of Ultra in a short fight, and as he was tried to kill them both, Taro suddenly appeared and almost died to save his parents from the attack. Belial took the Plasma Spark, and left the Land of Light, completely freezing it, when the cold was arriving to the Tower, Taro invoked his Ultra Dynamite power to protect the of last light that was left on Planet Ultra. Father was somewhat relieved that there was still hope as he was left frozen along Mother of Ultra.

In the end, Ultraman Zero defeated Ultraman Belial and recovered the Plasma Spark. After he returned it to the pedestal, all the Land of Light was revived, and all the Ultramen were restored from their frozen states, including Father and Mother. In the end, all the Ultras went to listen to Ultraman King's speech, that their mission was not done yet, and there was still evil in the galaxy that they had to stop.

Ultraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial


Father of Ultra and other ultras giving Zero light.

Father of Ultra makes a short appearance in the beginning of the movie. After Ultraman Zero and Ultraseven defeat a trio of Darklops, they returned to the Space Garrison HQ with a peace that was left from the robot. It was later discovered by Ultraman 80 that this robot came form another universe, but Father stated that only one Ultra was able to go there, because the light in the Land of Light only had enough energy for one, Ultraman Zero volunteered to go, and when he left the Land of Light every ultra gave him their light, for Zero to start his mission.

Ultraman Ginga

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Like the other Ultras, Father of Ultra fought in the Dark Spark War and was likely also turned into a Spark Doll by Dark Lugiel. The location of his doll is unknown.

Father and Mother of Ultra appeared in Ultraman Ginga Episode 5. It was a flashback scene where Father scolded a young Taro for saying he wanted to be just like him when he grew up.

As Taro watches Dark Lugiel destroy the school, Father of Ultra and Mother of Ultra appear to him in a vision, and encourage him to keep fighting on. This, coupled with the singing of the humans, brings Taro fully back to life once more, and he bravely goes to fight Dark Lugiel.

Human Guise

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Father of Ultra's human form

A resurrected Father once appeared in episode 38 of Ultraman Ace as a street Santa Claus to help Ace defeat Namahage and Snowgillan. This was after he had fought Alien Hipporrito and was resurrected successfully. During this visit he brought along Yuko Minami for a visit to see Seiji Hokuto, Ace's now lone human host.


Father of Ultra full




  • Height: 45 m
  • Weight: 50,000 t
  • Age: Over 160,000 years old
  • Flight Speed: Mach 15
  • Running Speed: 1000 kilometers per hour
  • Swimming Speed: 200 knots
  • Jump Height: 500 m
  • Home Planet: The Land of Light, Nebula M78
  • Occupation: Supreme Commander of the Space Garrison (The Highest Office of the organizations), President of Planet Ultra (He may no longer hold this office)
  • Family Structure

Body Features

  • Ultra Horns: A feature only seen in the male progeny of his bloodline, his horns can be used to manipulate energy but also act as antennae telling him of events all over the cosmos giving him a type of omniscience. Their great size are due to his age.
  • Beard: Ultra Father has side burns on the side of his face, only Male Ultras of at least 40,000 years of age begin to grow facial hair.
  • Color Timer: Ultra Father's color timer acts the same way as any other native to the Showa Universe.
  • Ultra Armor: Ultra Father is a seasoned warrior and has trained his body to be resistant to fire, lasers and high pressures. However like all Showa universe Ultras he is vulnerable to the cold.
  • Arms: Ultra Father's full powered punch can destroy a 100km asteroid in one blow.
  • Legs: Ultra Father's jump kick can produce a force up to that of an atomic bomb.


  • Ultra Array (ウルトラアレイUrutora Arei?): An iron dumbbell-shaped weapon which is in his Ultra Buckle usually.
  • Ultra Feather (ウルトラフェザー Urutora Fezā?): A feather-shaped weapon.
  • Ultra Crown (ウルトラクラウン Urutora Kuraun?): A flower crown item which revives the dead.
  • Ultimate Blade (ウルティメイトブレード Urutimeito Burēdo?): A sword which was used in fighting Alien Empera 30,000 years ago.
  • Ultra Key (ウルトラキー Urutora Kī?): A key which controls the energy of the Land of Light hidden in the Second Ultra Tower. When this is lost, the Land of Light goes out of orbit. This can be used as a powerful beam rifle which breaks an asteroid with a single shot.
  • Burst of Doom:
  • Father Shot (ファザーショット Fazā Shotto?): An "L" style beam.
  • Crescent Shot (クレッセントショット Kuresento Shotto?): A crescent-shaped light bullet from his fingertips.
  • Energy Beam: A recovery beam from his right hand. It also can be used in his human form.
  • Power Beam: An energy beam from his Ultra Horns.
  • Rush Blast: Father of Ultra charges and blasts the enemy.
  • Big Beam (ビッグ光線 Biggu Kōsen?): A beam giving off 870,000° of heat. Works on the same principals as Zoffy's ray. Not used in shows.
  • Father Chop: A horizontal chop to the opponent's throat. Used on Alien Hipporito.
  • Father Kick: A kick that concentrates all of Ken's power into a megaton kick. Used on Alien Hipporito, landing between the eyes and Jashrine, hitting him in the stomach.
  • Father Throw: A throwing tecnique used on Alien Hipporito and Jashrine
  • Father Barrier  (ファザーバリア Fazā Baria?): A curtain-like barrier.
  • Phantom Fire: Used Ultraman Story the movie, used to create fire at Taro's feet as part of his training.
  • Telepathy Ray (Name Unknown): A beam of light from his forehead that he used in Ultraman Story the movie. It was used to show Taro the battle between Miclas and Eleking.
  • Ultra Shower (ウルトラシャワー Urutora Shawā?): A high-pressure stream of water from his fingertips.
  • Ultra Charge: A beam from his color timer which he used to revive Mebius after Jashrine turned him into a gold statue.
  • Managing Chain Flasher: Used in Ultraman Story the movie, a red beam used to send Taro to Earth.
  • Color Timer Transfer: Used in Ultraman Ace Episode 27 where he tore out his color timer and transfer its remaining energy to Ace. However, he died after that.
  • Travel Sphere: Father of Ultra can travel to other places via a travel sphere. He arrives on Earth with this.


  • Father of Ultra is the first Ultra not only to bear Ultra horns but the first to have a child and also the first to be married.
  • Father of Ultra is the first Ultra to appear in human form as a giant.
  • Father of Ultra's suit in Ultraman Ace 27th episode (his first appearance) is not newly constructed, but it is one made by remodeling the suit of Zoffy used in the first episode (In addition, it is possible to confirm the thin line on the abdomen of Zoffy, Zoffy Tosaka black can only be confirmed at the back of the head).
  • Father of Ultra's grunts are low pitch version of Ultraman's voiced by Masao Nakasone. His grunts are the exact same ones used for Zoffy in Ultraman Fighting Evolution 3.
  • It is possible that Father of Ultra can defeat Belial as he managed to hold him for few moments but he was struck on his wound, weakening him when fighting Belial.

Ultra Warriors
Showa Ultras Ultraman | Zoffy | Ultraseven | Ultraman Jack | Ultraman Ace | Ultraman Taro | Ultraman Leo | Astra | Ultraman 80 | Ultraman Joneus | Ultraman Chuck | Ultraman Scott | Ultrawoman Beth
Heisei Ultras

Ultraman Great | Ultraman Powered | Ultraman Zearth | Ultraman Tiga | Ultraman Dyna | Ultraman Gaia | Ultraman Agul | Ultraman Neos | Ultraseven 21 | Ultraman Cosmos | Ultraman Justice | Ultraman Legend | Ultraman Noa | Ultraman Nexus | Ultraman the Next | Ultraman Max | Ultraman Xenon | Ultraman Mebius | Ultraman Hikari | Ultraman Zero | Ultraman Saga | Ultraman Ginga | Ultraman Victory | Ultraman Ginga Victory | Ultraman X | Ultraman Orb | Ultraman Geed
Other Ultras Superior | Father of Ultra | Mother of Ultra | Ultraman King | Elek | Loto | Amia | People of U40 | Hanuman | Yullian | Ultra Nyan | Ancient Giants of Light | Tiga's companions | Ultraman Boy | Ultraman Pict | Ultraman Nice | Ultra Kamen Rider | Ultra Idemitsujin | Ultraman Neko | Ultraman Ribut
Counterparts/Alternate Universe versions Ultraman (Neo Frontier Space Timeline) | Zoffy (Neos Universe) | Ultraman (Superior Universe) | Ultraseven (Superior Universe) | Ultraman Jack (Superior Universe) | Ultraman Ace (Superior Universe) | Ultraman Tiga (Superior Universe) | Ultraman Dyna (Superior Universe) | Ultraman Gaia (Superior Universe) | Ultraman Tiga (Ultra Flare Timeline)
Manga Ultras Ultraman The First | Zoffy Story 0 | Ultraseven Story 0 | Ultraman Story 0 | Ace Story 0 | Jack Story 0 | Leo Story 0 | Astra Story 0 | Taro Story 0 | Gorian | Zaji | Drew | Colorless | Flare | Rutia | Alphonne | Ars | Acura | Remodeled Ultras | Manga Tiga | Ultraman (ULTRAMAN)
Another Genesis Giants Blast | Ultraman | Ultraseven | Belial | Jack | Ultrawoman Ace | Taro | Luna and Cosmos | Tiga | Jean-Bot | Father Burai | GlenFire | Mirror Master | Leo | King
Imitation and Evil Ultras Imitation Ultraman | Robot Ultraseven | Ace Robot | Imitation Astra | Delusion Ultraseven | Evil Ultraman Great | Imitation Ultraman Joneus | Ultraman Shadow | Evil Tiga | Imitation Ultraman Dyna | Terranoid | Imitation Ultraman Gaia | Imitation Ultraman Agul |Imitation Ultraman Cosmos | Chaos Ultraman | Chaosroids | Dark Faust | Dark Mephisto | Dark Mephisto Zwei | Dark Zagi | Fake Ultraman Mebius | Fake Hunter Knight Tsurugi | Imitation Ultraman Mebius | Ultraman Belial | Darklops Zero | Darklops | Robot Ultraman | Robot Zoffy | Robot Ultraman Jack | Illusion Ultraman Zero | Ultraman Geist | Ultraman Dark | Seven Dark
The Dark Giants Darramb | Hudra | Camearra

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