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Gamakujira
Gamakujira 3
Home world: Planet Earth (Nebula M78 Universe)
First appearance: Ultraman Episode 14 "The Pearl Defense Directive" (1966)
Latest appearance: None
Height: 35 m
Weight: 10,000 t
Category: Kaiju
Affiliation: None
Roar(s): None

Gamakujira (ガマクジラ, Gamakujira?) was a kaiju that fed upon pearls and attacked several farms and nearly endangering Pearl Oysters. After becoming detained by the SSSP, he was destroyed by Ultraman.

Subtitle: Tide Wipe Monster (汐ふき怪獣, Shio Fuki Kaijū?)

StatsEdit

  • Height: 35 m
  • Weight: 10,000 t
  • Origin: Seabed of Ise Bay

HistoryEdit

UltramanEdit

Feeding on pearls, the kaiju Gamakujira drove pearl oysters into near extinction in a small part of the ocean. As a large load of harvested pearls was being moved along a highway, the creature rose from the depths to attack the transport truck, and to feed on the countless pearls that spilled out of it. The Science Patrol mobilized and began a counterstrike, but their rockets did little but agitate the pearl-eating monstrosity. As it began to head farther out to sea, it suddenly released a powerful stream of water from its head, damaging the Jet VTOL and forcing it to land. While the patrol was forced to camp out, the beast perched itself on some nearby rocks, chewing up the pearls it had gathered.

The next day, Gamakujira moved out to collect more pearls, but the Jet VTOL was repaired and joined by another. The forces tried their attack again, but their rockets still failed. The kaiju headed for the nearby cities, but the patrol managed to hold it off and attach tracking balloons to its back, allowing them to keep an eye on it from the sky, even when under the water. Soon they deployed a gigantic electric net, but after breaking free, the beast was sent into an even fiercer rage.

Nothing in the Science Patrol's arsenal could stop it, and worse yet, its ripping of the net had brought down Shin Hayata’s craft. While Fuji tried to locate her friend, the forces continued to battle with Gamakujira, eventually striking its back with a much more powerful rocket. The rocket lifted its body into the sky, carrying it hundreds of feet as Hayata transformed into Ultraman. The hero gave chase, and upon reaching the creature, used the Air Body technique on the kaiju. Gamakujira was obliterated and the pearl oyster population quickly began to recover.

TriviaEdit

  • Suit Actor: Teruo Arakaki
  • Gamakujira's name comes from the Japanese words for Toad (ガマ Gama?) and Whale (クジラ Kujira?).
  • Gamakujira's suit was later modified for Skydon.
    • Also, they even shared the same deaths.
  • Although not physically seen, Gamakujira is one of the monsters that make up Beryudora's neck in Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie.

Powers and WeaponsEdit

  • Water Spout: Just like a whale, Gamakujira can release a high-pressured water spout from the blowhole on top of his head.
  • Long Tongue: Gamakujira’s tongue is extremely long, allowing him to attack opponents with it. He can also use it as a suction device, to suck up pearls and other objects.

GalleryEdit

Ultraman Kaiju & Seijin
Bemular | Alien Baltan | Neronga | Ragon | Greenmons | Guesra | Antlar | Red King | Chandora | Magular | Sunflan | Pigmon | Gabora | Jirass | Gango | Mummy Man | Dodongo | Pestar | Gamakujira | Gavadon A | Gavadon B | Alien Baltan II | Bullton | Alien Zarab | Aboras | Banila | Hydra | Kemular | The Underground People | Telesdon | Jamila | Gubila | Gigass | Dorako | Red King II | Sunflan II | Gomora | Dada | Goldon | Woo | Keronia | Zambolar | Alien Mefilas | Giant Member Fuji | Alien Baltan III | Kemur Man II | Alien Zarab II | Skydon | Seabozu | Zaragas | Re-Pigmon | Re-Dorako | Re-Telesdon | Geronimon | Kiyla | Saigo | Alien Zetton | Zetton

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