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"Oh, great Don Nostra, do we really want to work with someone like that? I have heard that he was once on the side of light. He may be looking for a chance to stab us in the back."

―Tarude announcing his anxiety of Jugglus joining their group.
Tarude
Alien Metron Tarude
Height: 2 m
Weight: 120 kg
Home world: Planet Metron
First appearance: Ultraman Orb episode 6: Inaccessible Forest (2016)
Latest appearance: Ultraman Orb episode 20: "Revenge's Trigger" (2016)
Actor/Voice actor: Koichi Toshima
Suit actor: Unknown
Status: Deceased
Affiliation: Planet Invasion Union
Nostra (Leader)
Roar(s): N/a

An Alien Metron appears as a member of the Planet Invasion Union named Tarude (タルデ?). He originally had planned to conquer Earth by using hallucinogenic cigarettes, but seeing as though fewer people are smoking cigarettes nowadays, he decided to call the plan off.

Stats

  • Height: 2 ~ 50 m
  • Weight: 120 kg ~ 18,000 t
  • Origin: Planet Metron

History

Ultraman Orb

He first appeared in episode six of the series where he reported to his boss, Alien Mefilas Nostra about his previous plan and then he, along with the other members, met Jugglus Juggler who volunteered to take care of Ultraman Orb, who was the Union's main obstacle for conquering Earth. He then played a card game with Kaiju Cards with Juggler and Alien Nackle Nagus while they talked about the greediness of humans when Nagus' henchmen reported to him that the SSP and the VTL captain was walking around investigating their forest hideout. Once Jugglus left after Nostra thanked him for what he did, Tarude worried that Jugglus would not remain loyal to them because, according to him, he was once on the side of good and that he might stab them in the back when he gets the chance. Nostra reassured him that everything will work out, since he has his "trump card", Ultraman Belial's Ultra Fusion Card, with him should things go wrong.

"The Planet Invasion Union would not stand still after what he had done. This vengeance... must be fulfilled!"

―Tarude, Cleanup of the Heart.

His skepticism would be found true in episode 10 as Jugglus killed Nostra and Nagus for backstabbing him in their own deal and confiscated Belial's card. Tarude, who survived the incident due to not being around swears vengeance to Juggler.

"Such a beautiful sight. Will these sunsets...be swallowed by the darkness?"

―Tarude's last word,Revenge's Trigger

He later reappeared in episode 20, engaging in a manhunt against Juggler to fulfill his vendetta. As he was about to strike him down with his own katana, Gai Kurenai showed up, allowing Juggler to escape.

Tarude warned Gai not to interfere with his personal vengeance, but because of Naomi's involvement (who briefly treated Juggler's wounds) Gai was forced to do so, leading to a giant battle between the Ultraman and the alien. Both first engaged in a ranged combat before Ultraman Orb assumed Orb Origin and performed Orb Wind Calibur, sending Tarude flying into the air and inadvertently destroyed his own saucer in the process. He then shot the Metron down with his Orb Supreme Calibur. As the sun set in their location, Tarude got up one last time and commented on how beautiful it was and then collapsed one last time after he questioned if the sunsets on Earth will ever be swallowed by the darkness and then exploded, seemingly ending the threat of the Planet Invasion Union once and for all.

Jugglus Juggler later revealed that he used Naomi and Gai to get rid of the Alien Metron for him to get his sword back and to get him off his back.

Powers and Weapons

  • Hallucinogenic Cigarettes: Although only planned, it is likely that Tarude has his own supply of it, considering that should the plan approved, he would have carried the act quickly.
  • Kaiju Cards: Shared with other Planet Invasion Union members, Tarude is also in possession of Kaiju Cards, despite never shown to use them except in poker.
  • Saucer: Tarude and the Planet Invasion Union's main transportation is a conjoined saucer, which was the same model as his race's first generation. The saucer itself has a dimensional distortion machine that traps its victims within a distortion of space time continuum, although it is revealed to have a malfunction, as SSP and Shibukawa used it to escape. Once Tarude had the entire saucer in his possession, it demonstrated the ability to autopilot, warping its original pilot and firing lasers on its own,
  • Size Change: As with his brethren, Tarude can change his size from human to giant proportions.
  • Round Launcher (ラウンドランチャー Raundo Ranchā?): Tarude can equip himself with hand-mounted gatling guns on both his hands.
    • Shooting Barrage (シューティングバラージ Shūtingu Barāji?): Tarude uses the Round Launchers to shoot the enemy at rapid succession.
  • Size Change: As with all Alien Metron, Tarude can change his size to giant should he needed.
  • Serpent-Hearted Blade (蛇心剣じゃしんけん Jashin Ken?): Juggler's combat katana, briefly stolen by Tarude before Juggler regains it after the alien's death..

Trivia

  • His voice actor, Koichi Toshima is a regular voice actor and suit actor for the Ultra Series and has portrayed characters and creatures since 1993.
  • The group's original plan to use hallucinogenic cigarettes and their saucer are tributes to the original Alien Metron.
  • Tarude remarking humanity as criminals for polluting nature is based on the Ultraman Max incarnation of his race, should the one from Ultraseven survive his fate. Said Metron wanted to leave the Earth, noting how humanity is more violent that he expected.
    • Tarude also shares some other features with his original incarnation:
      • He has an often polite and gentlemanly nature.
      • His battle with Orb takes place during sunset, like most of the Ultras did (example of this are: Max and Ginga)
  • Although Tarude was right about how Juggler would betray the Union, it is likely that his teammates' deaths may be avoidable should Nostra keep his bargain with Juggler (trading Belial's Ultra Fusion Card for Gai's cards and life).
  • Tarude's final appearance is ironically on the same date of episode 8 of Ultraseven, where the very first Alien Metron made his debut.
  • His Round Launchers are based on Meteor Missile Mite used by Zone Fighter, the titular character from Toho's 1973 series, Zone Fighter.
  • Alien Metron is in fact Hideo Ishiguro (the actor of Gai Kurenai)'s favorite Ultra Kaiju.
  • Practical effects for the Shooting Barrage were intended to be used, but they were cut so to not damage the backdrop, camera equipment, etc.

Gallery

Ultraman Orb Kaiju & Seijin
Ultraman Orb THE ORIGIN SAGA Jugglus Juggler | Alien Wraith Psychi | Amate/War God | Shinra | Raigou | Bezelb | Queen Bezelb | Kugutsu Arstron | Kugutsu King Guesra | Gargorgon | Kugutsu Bemstar | Lidorias | Bolgils | Kugutsu Birdon | Kugutsu Vakishim | Kugutsu Verokron | Psyqueen
Chapter 2 Shorty | Dinosaur Tank | Mulnau | Jiggle | Pestar | Gamakujira | Takkong | Gora | Alien Gapiya Sadeath | Orlock | Alien Zartana | Alien Nackle Ramon Brothers | Jugglus Juggler
Chapter 3 Biranki | Jugglus Juggler | Gango | Balloonga/Balloonga Bomb
Chapter 4 Jugglus Juggler/Nuru Ra Hotep | Dodongo | Maga-Tanothor
Chapter 5 Kingsaurus II | Super C.O.V. | Pris-Ma | Maga-Zetton | Jugglus Juggler | Biranki | Hungler
Ultraman Orb Peguila | Maga-Zetton | Maga-Basser | Jugglus Juggler | Maga-Grand King | Maga-Jappa | Maga-Pandon | Alien Zetton Maddock | Hyper Zetton Deathscythe | Alien Mefilas Nostra | Alien Nackle Nagus | Alien Metron Tarude | Aribunta | Hoe | Ragon Parent | Ragon Child | Gubila | Alien Babarue Babaryu | Imitation Ultraman Orb | Telesdon | Cherubim | Black King | Maga-Orochi | Galactron | Zeppandon | Alien Zelan | Alien Shaplay Katarohi | Bemular (Empowered) | Renki (Crimson Lotus Knight) | Maya | Hyper Zetton Deathscythe (Reserver) | Alien Pitt Myu | Nova | Black Directive | Kamaitadon (Mentioned) | Demaaga | Gomess (S) | Magata no Orochi
Ultraman Orb The Movie: Lend Me The Power of Bonds! Galactron | Alien Kukaratch | Cicada Woman | Garmes People | Hupnath | Jugglus Juggler | Mulnau | Alien Gapiya Sadeath | Alien Temperor Batista | Alien Hipporito Callisto | Alien Guts Doppel | Alien Serpent | Rekyum Man | Deavorick | Zeppandon
Chapter 8 Desastro
Ultra Fight Orb Reibatos | Juda Spectre | Demaaga | Mecha Gomora | Vict Lugiel | King Joe | Birdon | Gudon | Twin Tail | Hyper Zetton | Tyrant
Chapter 10 Biranki | Jugglus Juggler
Ultraman Festival 2016 Alien Baltan | Cyber Mecha Baltan | Zetton Alien Baltan | Z

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