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Taraban
TARABAN
Home world: None, the Tarban travels through space
First appearance: Ultraman Tiga Episode 46 "Let's Go to Kamakura!
Latest appearance: None
Height: 40 m
Weight: 40,000 t
Category: Kaiju
Affiliation: None
Roar(s): {{{Roar(s)}}}

Taraban (タラバン Taraban?) are snail monsters in, Ultraman Tiga.

Subtitle: Rainbow Colored Monster (虹色怪獣 Nijiiro Kaijū?)

Stats

  • Height: 40 m (child), 200 m (adult)
  • Weight: 40,000 t (child), 200,000 t (adult)
  • Origin: Space

History

Ultraman Tiga

Taraban were monsters that lived peacefully in space. The baby of the monster found itself stranded on Earth when it arrived as a meteor and landed in Sagami Bay. To hide, the baby Taraban camouflaged itself near a railroad in Kamakura to avoid detection from GUTS or anyone nearby. The baby Taraban would continue to hide in the vicinity of the railroad as the alarm made by the Enoden was similar to its mother's call and so continued to reside by it, longing to see its parent again. Eventually, the baby was found by the son of a man who was searching for him to prove of his existence, and once GUTS attacked it, the provoked baby Taraban began to attack the city. Ultraman Tiga soon appeared and tried to hold off the baby Taraban's assaults, but the Taraban was a tricky opponent for Tiga to handle with ease. Once the train operator learned of the truth behind Taraban's presence, he calmed the monster down by blowing the Enoden's alarm and reminding it of its parent in space. Noting that the Taraban was longing to be reunited with its parent, Tiga took the Enoden with his Ultra Psychic and lured Taraban into space, where it was finally reunited with its mother, and held onto the Enoden as a souvenir from its time on Earth.

Trivia

  • Suit actor: Toshio Miyake
  • Taraban's roar is a modified Mecha Baltan roar.
  • Taraban's creation was the result of a contest held by Tsuburaya Productions.
  • Taraban is one of the few monsters Ultraman Tiga spared.

Powers and Weapons

  • Camouflage: Taraban can hide themselves and blend in with any environment around themselves.
  • Flight: Taraban are capable of anti-gravity flight.
  • Dissolving Ray: Taraban can fire a white spray from its mouth that can dissolve anything it touches.
  • Liquidization: Taraban can reduce itself into a liquid-like substance to travel around.

Toy Release Information

Gallery

Ultraman Tiga Kaiju & Seijin
Golza | Melba | Gakuma | Kyrieloid | Ligatron | Sealizar | Gazort | Critters | Alien Reguran | Different Dimension Witch | Gilanbo | Saki | Makeena | Gagi | Evolu | Leilons | Alien Raybeak | Alien Muzan | Rucia | Zara | Gazort II | Sakunaoni | Abolbus | Redle | Fire Golza | Gobnu (Vaha) | Gobnu (Giga) | Gobnu (Ogma) | Enomena | Deban | Magnia | Magnia Parasites | Dinosauroid | Naga | Weaponizer | Litomalus | Kyrieloid II | Silvergon | Gagi II | Shadow | Obikoboushi | Jobarieh | Maya Cruz | Alien Natarn | King Molerat | Morat | The Life Form of Planet Bizaamo | Bizaamo | Shiela | Vampires | Kyuranos | Small Desimonia | Desimonia | Alien Desimo | Guwam | Goldras | Alien Manon | Dethmon | Faldon | Galra | Bakugon | Iludo | Virtual Alien Muzan II | Virtual Alien Raybeak II | Karen E-90 | Faivas | Geozark | Gardi | Gijera | Terra | Nook | Taraban | Metamorga | Illusion Evolu | Menjura | Charija | Yanakargi | Zoiger | Gatanothor
Ultraman Tiga: The Final Odyssey Shibito Zoiger | Golza Army | Demonzoa
Ultraman Tiga: The Return of the Ancient Giant Degouf | Jomonoid | Kurayaminoorochi | Dogouf

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