|Home world:||Black Star|
|First appearance:||Ultraman Leo Episode 49: "Terror of the Saucer Race Series - The Red Assassin Who Beckons Death!" (1975)|
|Latest appearance:||Ultraman Orb Episode 22: "Uncharted Cafe" (2016)|
|Height:||0.1 ~ 57 m|
|Weight:||20 g ~ 10,000 t|
|Affiliation:||Black Directive (master),|
Beryudora (Body Part)
Subtitle: Organic Saucer (円盤生物 Enban Seibutsu?)
Nova was one of the last few Flying Saucer Monsters left from Black Directive. He landed on Earth in a park, and quickly transformed into a small white Teru Teru Bozu. An angry Tooru Uemuda soon came across the small Nova, and told him that he wanted it to rain. Tooru hung Nova up on a tree, and left him there when Gen Ohtori found him. Later that night, a drunk man came by and began hitting Nova. Nova turned red, and sprayed the man with gas, making him go crazy.
The next day was sunny, so Tooru came back to the Teru Teru Bozu to cut off its head. He was surprised it turned red, but still tired to cut its head off. After Nova avoided the scissors, it suddenly grew a bit larger and wrapped itself around Tooru's neck. Nova told Tooru he would let him see his Mother, Father, and Sister again, and had him walk around town while spraying gas on people. Police soon cornered Tooru and were about to shoot him, but soon Gen and his caretaker arrived to stop them. Nova began to choke Tooru, but Gen knocked it off. Nova then grew giant and began attacking the city.
Nova destroyed many tanks and planes, and began spraying poison gas everywhere. Gen transformed into Ultraman Leo, and began fighting him. While a challenge at first, Leo caused the poison gas to disappear, allowing Leo to fight Nova unhindered. Leo fished Nova off with a Leo kick, and all the crazed towns people returned to normal.
- Nova's roar is a modified Alien Wolf roar.
- Nova is the ninth saucer kaiju to appear in the series; incidentally, Nova's name sounds like "Novem" which is Latin for "nine".
- Nova's design is based on the teru teru bozu, a type of handmade Japanese rain dolls.
Nova reappeared in episode 28 the series Ultraman Mebius.
Nova first appeared before the GUYS crew on a dark night in a parking lot scaring them by cackling evily, but it was small and very fazy, and then disappeared before them. Unknown to GUYS, Nova was manipulating the nanotechnology that is used to bring Rimu Eleking to life to make duplicates of himself to distract GUYS while the real copy is in pursuit of GUYS HQ.
The next day, the Maquette Nova appeared in an open construction field. GUYS attacked it, but it only spewed red smoke at them. Ultraman Mebius appeared and began to attack the monster, until it vanished like a Maquette Monster. Realizing about Nova's control over the nanotechnology and now how dangerously close the REAL Nova was to their HQ, Mebius teleported himself to Nova's location and the real battle began. At first, Nova was beating Mebius, but Miclas came to aid Mebius, and weaken Nova. Afterwards, Mebius recovered and used his Mebium Ray to destroy Nova once and for all.
- As revealed in episode 28, Nova was placed among the monsters in the "Out of Document" section due to his appearance was after MAC's demise.
- In this series, Nova has the ability to spit red fireballs from his mouth.
- Maquette Nova's smog is more of a smokescreen rather than causes people to go insane.
Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle
Nova reappeared in episode 10 of the series Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle. In this series, Nova is partnered with the monsters Saramandora and Lunaticks and all three monsters were guarding a military base that had supplies that the ZAP SPACY needed for their ship. Rei sent Gomora as the ZAP SPACY retrieved the parts they needed. At first Nova tried to ensnarl Gomora with his whips, but Gomora easily destroyed Nova, vaporizing him instantly with the Super Oscilatory Wave.
- Nova is one of the few kaiju in the series that does not appear in the opening credits, (along with Juran, Fire Golza, Bullton, Arigera, Zoa Muruchi, Lunaticks, King Joe Black, and Zetton.)
Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie
Nova reappeared in the movie Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie as one of Ultraman Belial's 100 Monster Army. He was first seen rising out of the ground in a shot of the Monster Graveyard with King Joe Black, Verokron, Gomess, Alien Baltan, and Antlar. He then teamed up with Gan-Q, King Pandon, Verokron, Doragory, King Joe Black, Eleking, Banpira, Alien Guts, Alien Metron and Fire Golza to take on Ultraseven . He was betrayed and killed along with Doragory by Belial's Belial Geno Thunder during the final battle.
- Nova is one of the monsters that makes up Beryudora's right arm in Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie.
It is likely that he returned to space in his original form after Ultraman Ginga defeated Dark Lugiel.
"Sorry for the wait, Nova. Let us make our dream of invading the earth a reality!"
- ―Black Directive to Nova, Ultraman Orb
It later appeared in the 22nd episode where it was first seen for real in its small size, hanging out with Black Directive as his little good luck charm and with an Alien Pitt Myu. Black Directive planned on closing down his café and leaving to another planet with Nova to start over. However, Nova didn't give up on his dream and grew into it's giant form so it can rampage throughout the city. After being interrogated by the SSP, Black Directive decided to join Nova in their dream and went inside him with his crystal orb and decided to attack the city with its eye lasers.
Seeing the destruction take place, Gai Kurenai transformed into Ultraman Orb Burnmite form to confront and fight Nova. Nova initially confused the Ultra with his funny noises and movements, leaving Orb wide open for an attack from his whip. This didn't keep Orb down for long, and he unleashed his fiery fury onto the Saucer Beast, to which Nova was unfazed and downed the hero with a blast of its eye beams.
Aiming to end the fight quickly, Orb tried to finish off the monster with his Stobium Dynamite, but Nova tricked him with its teleportation ability, then grabbed Orb and sprayed him with its Red Crazy Gas. Orb shrugged it off and fought back, squeezing Nova's eyes shut, preventing the doll-like kaiju from seeing. However, Nova shrugged him off and held the upper hand again with its whips and gas. Deciding to get serious, Orb transformed into his Orb Origin form.
In his form, after blocking Nova's eye lasers with his sword, Orb fired his Orb Supreme Calibur at the monster, who attempted to absorb the attack. Nova succeeded, but Orb's power was too much to handle, and so, it flew up into the sky and exploded like a firework.
- The Nova suit from Ultraman Mebius was reused for Nova's appearance in the series.
- His puppet disguise, however, was completely new.
- Nova's puppet disguise is a reference to how the original Nova disguised itself as a puppet to control people.
- Nova's appearance in the series was comical, unlike previous incarnations.
- He squeaked when Gai patted him on the head.
- During the first part of the battle, Nova squealed and shook his head to scare Ultraman Orb.
- When defeated, instead of disintegrating out of existence, he rocketed into the sky and exploded like fireworks.
- Like in Ultraman Mebius, his red crazy gas doesn't drive people insane.
- In the series, he uses it to repell Orb, like Maga Jappa's stench.
Nova reappeared in the new puzzle role-playing game for mobile devices, Ultraman Galaxy as a UC (Uncommon) card that you can unlock him in one of the levels in the game with a high chance of getting Nova.
|Ultraman Leo Kaiju & Seijin|
|Red Giras | Black Giras | Alien Magma | Alien Tsuruk | Kanedoras | Alien Karly | Kendoros | Vekira | Guiro | Ron | Alien Kettle | Bango | Alien Vibe | Antales | Alien Flip | Alien Atler | Alien Wolf | Bat Girl | Batton | Alien Boze | Bock | Dogyuh | Alien Alpha | Northsatan | Garon | Littre | Alien Coro | Renbolar | Carolyn | Alien Sarin Dodole | Gamerot | Alien Clean | Satan Beetle | Pressure | Oni-on | Planet Apple Chicken | Alien Paradai | King Paradai | Uriy | Uringa | Alien Magma II | Rolan | Alien Virmin | White Flower Spirit | Princess Kaguya | Kiraa | Alien Akumania | Ashuran | Sevengar | Taishoh | Alien Atlanta | Alien Mazaras | Specter | Alien Babarue | Black Directive | Silver Bloome | Black Dome | Absorba | Deemos | Black Garon | Blizzard | Mayuko | Hungler | Black Terrina | Satan Mora | Nova | Alien Bunyo | Black End|