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"Saviour from the stars..."

―Col. Arthur Grant of the UMA reflecting on Great's first appearance, Signs of Life

"My people didn't have a choice, it was either fight the Gudis or say goodbye to the universe"

―Ultraman Great to Jack Shindo, The Hibernator

Ultraman Great
Ultraman Great
Human Host/Form: Jack Shindo
Height: 60 m
Weight: 58,000 t
Age: 17,000 years
Home world: Planet Ultra
Voice actor(s): Matthew O'Sullivan (original series)
Masaki Kyomoto (Japanese dub)
Masao Nakasone (grunts, Japanese dub)
Suit actor(s): Robert Simper
Steve Apps
First Appearance: Ultraman: Towards the Future Episode 1: Signs of Life
Last Appearance: Ultraman Zero The Movie: The Revenge of Belial
Number of Appearances: 13 (Towards the Future)
2 (Movies)
Race: Ultra
Status: Alive
Family: Unknown
Affiliation: Space Garrison,

Ultraman Great (ウルトラマンG(グレート) Urutoraman Gurēto?) is the only Australian Ultraman to be made in the Ultra series, as well as the first English-speaking Ultraman, the first Ultra made outside of Japan, and the first Ultraman of the Heisei era. The series that Ultraman Great headlined was titled Ultraman: Towards the Future.


Great's design is a unique design compared to other works Ultramen, his Color Timer is triangle, body color is silver white color different from other Ultras' red and silver.

According to Suzuki Kiyoshi's commitment from producer who is a photographer from the photographer, the suit was adopted not by conventional rubber wet suit but by wrinkle - resistant fiber suit. The mask is made of the same FRP as before, similar to Ultraman 80's suit, FRP parts are also attached to the back of the head. Slit type was used for eye peep holes, and this shape was adopted even in Heisei Ultra series after that. The power supply for the illumination of his eyes and the color timer wrapped around the ankle wrapped in the same red fabric as the tights site, without charging in the suit as in the past. In the scenes reflecting the back, a suit with a fastener was used before the fastener was not visible.


Ultraman: Towards the Future

Jack Shindo and Stanley Haggard are members of the first manned expedition to Mars, and on the red planet find a giant slug-like monster called Gudis. Suddenly the giant warrior, Ultraman Great, arrives and fights Gudis, but is knocked down for a period. Shindo is pinned by a rockslide and Haggard tries to escape in their ship but is blown up by Gudis. It is then that Great gets up, and when he is on the verge of victory Gudis changes into a virus and travels to Earth, where it mutates other creatures into monsters and awakens existing ones. Needing a human host to survive on Earth, Great joins with Jack, allowing him to become the mighty alien when all seems lost. He joins the Universal Multipurpose Agency, or UMA, in order to help them battle the monsters.

Halfway through the series a new Gudis, more powerful than the first one, appears. It imprisons Ultraman, but Jack ultimately shows it the futility of its mission. Even if it does manage to corrupt all life, eventually there will be nothing else to corrupt, and Gudis is destroyed once and for all. For the rest of the series, the environmental themes are stronger, and the various monsters usually arise from human pollution. Indeed, whenever Great's Color Timer commences to blink, the voiceover narration explains, "Because of Earth's polluted atmosphere, Ultraman (Great) can only retain his gigantic form for three minutes. Time is running out."

In the series finale, a doomsday scenario begins with the appearance of three powerful monsters: Kilazee, Kodalar, and the Earth itself, which tries to wipe out the human race for abusing it. Ultraman is defeated by Kodalar, but Jack survives. Ultimately, the humans use an ancient disc to destroy Kodalar by reflecting its own power at it and Ultraman defeats Kilazee and carries it into space, separating Jack from him and restoring him on Earth as a normal human. The victory is seen as another chance for the human race.

Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends: The Movie


Powered, Great and the Ultra Force about to fight against Belial.

After Ultraman Belial was freed from his prison, he went to cause rampage to the Land of Light. Ultraman Great, Ultraman Powered, The Ultra Force among many other Ultramen fought Belial, only to be easily beaten by the traitorous former Ultraman.

Ultraman Zero the Movie: The Revenge of Belial

Much like his appearance in the previous film, Great does not make a prominent role in the film. He, along with the rest of the populations of the Land of Light give his light for Zero to another universe to solve the mysteries. When Belial sends his army to destroy the Land of Light, he and every Ultra went to space and fight his army but was defeated for a moment. Later, when Zero defeats Belial, he and the rest of the Ultraman populations were victorious.


Ultraman Great data

Ultraman Great

Physical Attributes

  • Height: 60 m
  • Weight: 58,000 t
  • Age: 17,000 years old
  • Flight Speed: Mach 26
  • Running Speed: Mach 9
  • Underwater Speed: Mach 6
  • Jumping Distance: 1,500 m
  • Latent Ground Speed: Mach 3


  • Burning Plasma (バーニングプラズマ Bāningu Purazuma): Ultraman Great's signature move. Great pulls his arms apart in a vertical angle, and fires out two blue beams that can kill monsters in one blow. This can be charged for a much more powerful variation of the attack, which is red and fiery. It is possible to fire three shots in one fight. It is Great's strongest attack.
  • Finger Beam (フィンガービーム Fingā Bīmu):A needle-like beam Great fires from his fingertips.
    • Double Finger Beam (ダブルフィンガービーム Daburu Fingā Bīmu): The Finger Beam fired from both hands.
  • Magnum Beam: When needed, Great can block enemies' mist with his hand and deflect them back at their source using an invisible force field.
  • Magnum Shoot (マグナムシュート Magunamu Shūto): By absorbing his enemies's fire breath or mist in his hands, Great can fire it back in ball form or exactly the same. This purifies foes of diseases like the Gudis virus or can cripple them. Used to purify Gerukadon.
  • Triangle Shield (トライアングルシールド Toraianguru Shīrudo): Great can create a triangular shield with his hands and reflect whatever hits the shield.
  • Energy Blast: A variation of the Magnum Shoot, but absorbs energy directly. It can kill monsters in a few hits.
  • Dissolver (ディゾルバー Dizorubā): Atom smashing rays shot from the fist, used to destroy the corpse of a dead monster.
  • Disc Beam (ディスクビーム Disuku Bīmu): Energy condensed and thrown in the shape of a disc.
  • Knuckle Bolt (ナックルボルト Nakkuru Boruto): Electric currents fired from the fist.
  • Star Beam (スタービーム Sutā Bīmu): A cutting ray Great can shoot from his fingertips. Used to defeat Bios.
  • Palm Shooter (パームシューター Pāmu Shūtā): Great can shoot powerful energy balls from his palms.
  • Knuckle Shooter (ナックルシューター Nakkuru Shūtā): Great can emit powerful energy balls from his knuckles.
  • Energy Beam: Great can emit powerful energy balls from his palms. Used to defeat Degunja.
  • Double Great Slicer (ダブルグレートスライサー Daburu Gurēto Suraisā): Great can create a blade of energy from his hands that can slice through just about anything. Used to defeat Kilazee.
  • Arrow Beam (アロービーム Arō Bīmu): A beam fired from the position of firing an arrow. Used to defeat Barrangas.
  • Great Slicer (グレートスライサー Gurēto Suraisā): Great can enerate blade-like energy from the arm and cut through the enemy. Great used to cut off the arm of Majaba. He can fire from either the left or right arm.
  • Great Guard (グレートガード Gurēto Gādo): In the third episode, Great used the defense technique which flies the destructive ray emitted by gel cadon with both arms. Even after that, Goddes (second form), UF-O, Shirarary's light technique is rebounding.
  • Perspective Ray (透視光線 Tōshi Kōsen): Great can look for hidden enemies with rays of light that emanate from both eyes. Used in the fight against Barangas.
  • Great Punch (グレートパンチ Gurēto Panchi): Energy is put in Great's fist, and it pounces, it is intense punch. In addition to a straight punch which beats the enemy from the front, there are variations such as a hook punch which bends the elbow and hits from the side, and it used it for a number of enemies since the beginning Gudis.
  • Great Chop (グレートチョップ Gurēto Choppu): A technique that collects energy on the right hand and cuts the copper pillar into two.
  • Great Kick (グレートキック Gurēto Kikku): An intense kick that collects all the energy in the body on the right foot, jumps and drives into the enemy. There are types which aim at the side head of Gudis and feet sweeping type extended to Majaba. One kick is equivalent to the Leo Kick of Ultraman Leo.
  • Great Shoot (グレートシュート Gurēto Shūto): Great grasps the enemies' neck and hold it. It can made fire on their neck.


Ultrmn Grt Jck Shnd

Jack Shindo using the delta-plasma pendant to transform into Ultraman Great.

Ultrmn Grt rise

Ultraman Great's rise.

The Delta-Plasma Pendant, which resembles Ultraman Great's Colour Timer, is Jack Shindo's transformation artifact. He gingerly places it in his palm and closes his eyes as he concentrates. It then emits pulsating synthesizer noises and a light transforming him. The rise scene for the transformation show Great emerging from amidst an explosion. But after that Great is shown simply to grow taller.


Ultraman Great's activities were under a three-minute time limit; as stated above, the narrator pointed out in each installment at the approximate time his Colour Timer commenced to blink, "Because of Earth's polluted atmosphere, Ultraman can only retain his gigantic form for three minutes. Time is running out."

Appearances in Other Media


  • Ultraman Great is the first Ultra whose suit is made entirely of spandex, as opposed to all the other Ultras in the series, who have rubber suits.
    • Great still uses a spandex suit in the later appearances.
  • Ultraman Great is the first Ultra shown fighting a monster before merging with his host or taking a human form.
  • Ultraman Great is the first and only Ultra flies supine after every battles.
  • Great was only be defeated by Kodalar in the series.
  • Great is the only main Ultra not to have a traditional beam.
  • Great's Burning Plasma is the second Ultra's signature attack isn't the traditional beam, the first was Ultraman Leo's Leo Kick.
  • He is the first Ultra to produce blades of Light Energy.
  • Ultraman Great was the first Ultra to be mistaken as an enemy.
  • In the Japanese dub, both of Ultraman Great and his host Jack Shindo is voiced by Masaki Kyomoto, who later portrayed captain Shin Hayate in Ultraman Tiga.
  • Great finishes most of his battles when his Color Timer started blinking (except the battle with Gudis I in Mars his Color Timer didn't blink)
  • Great's Color Timer's sound is unique in the original series. However, in the Japanese dub, it changed to a high pitch version of Ultraman's.
  • The name of Great's human host, Jack Shindo, is a reference to Ultraman Jack.
  • When Great's Color Timer blink, the narrator will say "Because of Earth's polluted atmosphere, Ultraman can only retain his gigantic form for three minutes. Time is running out." because the director want to explain to the people about the environment due to the polluted environment at the time, eco-awareness was at a high and even many episodes included environmental themes.
  • While he is not the Ultra to appear in the most alternative media, he is the one with the most starring roles, in sequential art media (manga and comics).
    • He is the only Ultra to star in both a Western comic and Eastern manga.

See also

Ultra Warriors
Showa Ultras Ultraman | Zoffy | Ultraseven | Ultraman Jack | Ultraman Ace | Ultraman Taro | Ultraman Leo | Astra | Ultraman 80 | Ultraman Joneus | Ultraman Chuck | Ultraman Scott | Ultrawoman Beth
Heisei Ultras

Ultraman Great | Ultraman Powered |Ultraman Zearth | Ultraman Tiga | Ultraman Dyna | Ultraman Gaia | Ultraman Agul | Ultraman Neos | Ultraseven 21 | Ultraman Cosmos | Ultraman Justice | Ultraman Legend | Ultraman Noa | Ultraman Nexus | Ultraman the Next | Ultraman Max | Ultraman Xenon | Ultraman Mebius | Ultraman Hikari | Hunter Knight Tsurugi | Ultraman Zero | Ultraman Saga | Ultraman Ginga | Ultraman Victory | Ultraman Ginga Victory | Ultraman X | Ultraman Orb
Other Ultras Superior | Father of Ultra | Mother of Ultra | Ultraman King | Elek | Loto | Amia | People of U40 | Hanuman | Yullian | Ultra Nyan | Ancient Giants of Light | Tiga's companions | Ultraman Boy | Ultraman Pict | Ultraman Nice | Ultra Kamen Rider | Ultra Idemitsujin | Ultraman Neko | Ultraman Ribut
Counterparts/Alternate Universe versions Ultraman (Tiga Universe) | Ultraman (Superior 8) | Ultraseven (Superior 8) | Ultraman Jack (Superior 8) | Ultraman Ace (Superior 8) | Ultraman Tiga (Superior 8) | Ultraman Dyna (Superior 8) | Ultraman Gaia (Superior 8)
Manga Ultras Zoffy (Story 0 Manga) | Ultraseven (Story 0 Manga) | Ultraman (Story 0 Manga) | Ultraman Ace (Story 0 Manga) | Ultraman Jack (Story 0 Manga) | Ultraman Leo (Story 0 Manga) | Astra (Story 0 Manga) | Ultraman Taro (Story 0 Manga) | Gorian | Zaji | Drew | Colorless | Flare | Rutia | Alphonne | Ars | Acura | Remodeled Ultras | Manga Ultraman Tiga | Manga 2011 Ultraman
Another Genesis Giants Blast | Ultraman (Another Genesis) | Ultraseven (Another Genesis) | Ultraman Belial (Another Genesis) | Ultraman Jack (Another Genesis) | Ultrawoman Ace (Another Genesis) | Ultraman Taro (Another Genesis) | Luna and Corona (Another Genesis) | Ultraman Tiga (Another Genesis) | Jean-bot (Another Genesis) | Father Burai (Another Genesis) | GlenFire (Another Genesis) | Mirror Master (Another Genesis) | Ultraman Leo (Another Genesis) | Ultraman King (Another Genesis)
Imitation and Evil Ultras Imitation Ultraman | Robot Ultraseven | Ace Robot | Imitation Astra | Delusion Ultraseven | Imitation Ultraman Joneus | Ultraman Shadow | Evil Tiga | Imitation Ultraman Dyna | Terranoid | Imitation Ultraman Gaia | Imitation Ultraman Agul |Imitation Ultraman Cosmos | Chaos Ultraman | Chaosroids | Dark Faust | Dark Mephisto | Dark Mephisto Zwei | Dark Zagi | Fake Ultraman Mebius | Fake Hunter Knight Tsurugi | Imitation Ultraman Mebius | Ultraman Belial | Darklops Zero | Darklops | Robot Ultraman | Robot Zoffy | Robot Ultraman Jack | Illusion Ultraman Zero | Ultraman Geist | Ultraman Dark | Seven Dark
The Dark Giants Darramb | Hudra | Kamila

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