"You can't change into Ultraseven, it will bleed all of your energy. And not only that, you will no longer be able to return to M78!"
- ―Seven's superior warning Ultraseven/Dan of the consequences of transforming while his body was in such a terrible condition.
|Home world:||Land of Light|
|Voice actor(s):||Ayao Wada|
|Suit actor(s):||Hiroji Kaminishi|
|First Appearance:||Ultraseven episode 48 "The Greatest Invasion in History Part 1"|
|Last Appearance:||The Greatest Invasion in History Part 2|
|Number of Appearances:||2|
|Family:||Ultraseven (Superior of)|
Ultraseven's Superior (セブン上司 Sebun Jōshi?) is a being from the Land of Light that appears in the last two episodes of the Ultraseven series. While unnamed in the original series, he was refered to as Alien M78 (M78星雲人 M 78 Seiunjin? lit. M78 Galaxy-man) in the script, and in the TNT English Dub he is named Rutler. Also known as Constant Observer of Point No. 340 (恒点観測員340号 Tsune-ten Kansoku-in 340-gō?) as Seven was also known as Star Charter No. 340.
Ultraseven fought so much on Planet Earth, his energy was almost depleted, after Dan Moroboshi was weakened, he decided to rest. Suddenly, a hologram of a being similar to Ultraseven, appeared in front of Dan, telling him that he is unable to fight, and that he should go back to his home world, Dan refuses, as he wants to stay on Earth to keep defending it, the hologram begins to get angry, and takes Moroboshi's Ultra Eye and throws it at a clock.
After the Ultra Garrison was fighting the aliens that wanted to invade Earth, Moroboshi saw his teammates in danger, and decided to transform, this Ultra being appeared again to tell him that if he transformed again, he would die, Moroboshi was angry, but he still transformed in order to save his friends.
The same day at night, Moroboshi was completely hurt, but he still escaped from the Ultra Garrison without anyone noticing. At night, he fell unconscious in his car, he was rescued by a boy and his mother, after he stayed in the boy's house a while, he saw the news that the most important cities in the world were destroyed by the aliens, he decided to leave, but he was stopped again by his superior, and he said that he should not transform, that he shouldn't sacrifice his life for a race that is not even his own, but Seven disobeyed him, and after transforming and destroying Reconstructed Pandon, he flew back to the Land of Light, in Nebula M78.
- Voice: Ayao Wada (Sometimes miscredited as Hikaru Urano)
This character's personality is very similar to Zoffy's, he acts with a dominant and serious nature, but is shown a caring side as he sees Seven in grave danger. However, a trace is seen in him that is not seen in any other Ultra, in that he didn't care for humanity at all, seen when he told Ultraseven he shouldn't sacrifice himself for a race that is not his own, which contradicts completely the order to the Space Garrison to patrol space to protect it from conflicts and destruction, and the reasons why the other Ultras are sent to protect Earth. However, events from the Ultraseven series makes up for this personality. The foolish things humans had done throughout the series (e.g. Testing the Super Weapon R-1 on Planet Gyeron; causing many species to become extinct, etc.), allowed Seven's Superior to see the ugly side of humanity, thus giving him the personality seen.
Also there is the fact that Seven's superior never came to Earth, the Ultra Brothers all came to adore the people of Earth due to their prolonged time on the planet while he had not and therefore bore no connection to humanity. Seven's original series was meant to be more mature and was originally intended to be separate from Ultraman's despite the two coming from the same place.
He appears exactly like Ultraseven, with no difference at all. However, in a comic of Ultraseven, Seven's Superior's appearance was vastly altered, now sporting horns.
Disappearance and RevivalSeven's Superior, unlike the viewer favorite Zoffy, has seemingly disappeared from television after the events in 1978. Seven's Superior is almost forgotten by Tsuburaya Productions themselves had not been the rising popularity of this character among fans. However, even Tsuburaya cannot offer much information about this teacher of Ultraseven besides the fact that he is a high ranking resident of the Nebula M-78. This character's contradicting personality (see above sections) have led fans to question about this so little featured character. The character was revived when a comic of Ultraseven was published by "Figure King". However, Seven's Superior's appearance was vastly altered, now sporting horns. Finally, the character was revived in a respectable manner in "The Secret of Ultraman 99" Manga, where he was a prominent character. Finally, Seven's Superior appeared as part of the "Superior 8 Ultra Brothers" movie in flashbacks from the last Arc of the Ultraseven Series.
There are several theories among fans about Seven's Superior relating to his appearance and/or his relation to Ultraseven.
- Hologram: One theory is that his similarity to Seven is because that was how his message was perceived by Dan. Another is that the Ultraseven suit was used to portray him because the production team was short on time and/or money at the time and they did not and/or could not reuse the Zoffy suit. Thus the similarity should be ignored.
- Ultra Ethnic Groups: Just as red Ultras make up the majority of members of the Space Garrison and Blue Ultra are usually Scientists (Ultraman Hikari, Zero's Mother). It is argued by some that Zoffy and Ultraman were originally intended to represent the Space Garrison's police force of the Ultras while Seven and his superior are of the Military branch, which makes some level of sense since Seven was a scout tasked with mapping the Milky Way galaxy.
- Separate Continuities: This theory takes the Ultra Ethnic Group theory one step further. Despite the fact that they both come from the same planet, Ultraseven is generally believed to have been intended to exist in a seperate continuity from the previous series Ultraman and later Series. This would imply that the Ultras of Ultraseven (if they can be called that) were all intended to heavily resemble him just as Zoffy resembled Ultraman. In the series there is no mention of Ultraman and/or the SSSP something that is carried on in the Heisei Ultraseven series which follows this idea that Seven was the only Ultra to see Earth.
- Family: The last and most popular theory is that Seven's Superior is a close family member who outranked him. The only two males of Seven's known family at the time were his father, the head of the Space Garrison's Warriors and his brother, the director of the Space Garrison HQ. This would explain his unwillingness to let Seven fight with his injuries and why they appear so similar.
- It is commonly joked about that Seven's Superior is actually the star of Ultra Fight.
- In the Ultraseven show, his apperance is similar to Ultraseven. However, in the manga, Seven's Superior's appearance was vastly altered, now sporting horns.