|Age:||Over 300,000 earth years|
|Home world:||Planet King|
|Voice actor(s):||Motomu Kiyokawa ("Ultraman Leo" episode 39, "Ultraman Mebius Gaiden Hikari Saga", "Ultraman Mebius Gaiden Armored Darkness" Part 2)|
Hiroshi Masuoka (Ultraman Episode 50)
|First Appearance:||Ultraman Leo Episode 26: "Japan Masterpiece Folklore Series - Ultraman King vs the Magician" (1974)|
|Last Appearance:||Ultra Fight Victory (2015)|
|Number of Appearances:||3 (Leo)|
|Family:||Zoffy (Alleged Grandson)|
Ultraman King (ウルトラマンキング Urutoraman Kingu?) is the most powerful Ultra in his Universe meaning the Showa universe. He is the oldest Ultra, evident by his beard, ancient even before the creation of the Plasma Spark, which he helped construct. Legends existed of him across the universe, even in the neighboring Leo constellation, the location of Planet L77. His true origin is unknown though some speculate that he was born from a supernova, and he is the second oldest Ultraman of the entire multiverse, and the oldest in most of the canon universes.
Through out the the Ultra Series media concerning the Nebula M78 timeline, King is shown to be, and respected as, the "God" or Elder of all Ultra heroes, appearing when a situation is too great for the Ultra Brothers or when the Land of Light is in great danger. He is quite possibly the strongest of all the Ultras, having powers, other Ultras can only consider 'magical'. Some beings of light have sought him out themselves in order to obtain power so that they too could be come Ultra Crusaders. King would test their hearts to show them if they were worthy of his help.
Despite the name, he is not the king of the Land of Light (being treated more like a God than a mere monarch) and he observes the evolution of the Space Garrison and the Ultra Brothers while meditating on a Planet where only he lives. Nevertheless, his decorated appearances on the Land of Light evoke a sense of Royalty about him, and he leads the Ultra Garrison from the Royal Palace, where the Plasma Spark resides. He is supposedly all powerful and undefeatable, and he is said to have similar origins as Ultraman Noa. Despite being called Ultraman King, he confirmed to Ultraman Hikari that he has many names, and that Ultraman King is not his real name, but he merely adopted it for his love of the human race.
Given his age, it is possible that he is one of the few living Ultras to have any living memory of the time before the creation of the Plasma Spark.
A legendary Ultraman from the Land of Light, King existed even before the Plasma Spark and was part of its construction team and is one of the Ultra Elders. He is seen as a god-like figure to the people of Nebula M78, Planet L77 and Planet U40. Before Leo encountered him, no Ultraman had ever seen him in the flesh, although he would appear to many other Ultras thereafter. He is extremely powerful in the appearances he has made, showing he is able to bring Ultraman Leo back to life after he'd been sawed to pieces by Commander Black without any effort. His age was reviewed to be 300,000 years in the 2003 movie New Century Ultraman Legend 2003: King's Jubilee, but the chronological order of this work is unclear.
After Ultraman Taro's time on Earth, King began to watch one of the last survivors of planet L77, Ultraman Leo, as he defeated monsters with little beyond his fighting skills. During Leo's fight with Alien Pressure, King came to Earth himself and assisted Leo, defeating Pressure and giving Leo his Mantle as a weapon that would help him out in later battles.
When Leo was killed by Alien Bunyo, Ultraman King revived him, then urged Leo on to continue his desperate defense of Planet Earth. He then proceeded to observe Leo's final battle alongside Seven from the Land of Light.
Ultraman Hikari Saga
Ultraman Hikari searched for power to save Arb, and heard it would be granted to him by a powerful being, who was revealed to be Ultraman King. King gave him the Knight Brace, because his heart was pure. He later warned Hikari not to fight on Arb because of his anger, but Hikari disobeyed, and hence gained the Hunter Knight Tsurugi Armor.
Ultraman Mebius Gaiden: Armored Darkness
Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie
Long ago Ultraman single-handedly defeated Ultraman Belial and formed the Land of Light's moon around him to imprison him in a matter of seconds. He is later seen watching over Ultraman Zero’s training with Ultraman Leo. It was also Ultraman King who explained to Zero the truth of his "exile" and that his father is Ultraseven. When Seven’s eye slugger was sent as an S.O.S., Ultraman King sent Zero and the Leo Brothers to the battle. Later, after Belial is defeated by Zero, he gives a speech to all of the assembled Ultras in the Land of Light.
Ultraman Zero The Movie: Super Deciding Fight! The Belial Galactic Empire
Despite not making a major appearance, he briefly appeared in the end of the movie, returning to the Land of Light along with the Space Garrison after Belial's army have been defeated.
While the Ultras fought various evil aliens and monsters in what would be known as the Dark Spark War, King was one of the few Ultras seemingly absent. King is one of the Ultras whose fate in the war and its aftermath is unknown, as there has been no appearance of his Spark Doll. Regardless, with Lugiel's defeat all the Spark Dolls were free of their curse and returned from whence they came.
Ultraman Ginga S Movie
Despite not making a real appearance in this movie, he was seen in a flashback. However, sometime before the movie, Ultraman King created the Ultra Fusion Brace. He entrusted it to Zero to go to Earth in order to pass it to Hikaru.
Ultra Fight Victory
Sensing the revival of an ancient evil, King called Ace, Hikari and the Leo brothers, to undertake missions to stop this event. Hikari was tasked with going to Earth and protecting the Victorium Core from Yapool, the Leo brothers were sent to the planet where Juda was reviving, and Ace was sent to rescue Ultraman Ginga from Ace Killer.
- Height: 58 m
- Weight: 56,000 t
- Age: Over 300,000 years
- Flight Speed: Mach 20
- Running Speed: Mach 3
- Jump Distance: 500 m
- Brute Strength: 100,000 t
- Head Sphere: King's crown like crest, it grants him omniscience to the universes' events.
- King's Red Eyes: King's Red eyes have sight around ten thousand times better than those of normal Ultras. They instantly see through disguises.
- Beard: Facial hair begins to grow on Ultras of at least 40,000 years of age.
- Color Timer: King appears to have two red jewels, the top one sometimes appears to glow but it is unknown if either or both are Color Timers since King does not come from the Land of Light.
- Great Protector: Able to emit energy, the shoulder armor on King.
- Ultra Large Medal: The belt on King's waist that bears his name.
- King Hammer: Ultraman King can shrink or grow opponents by shaking his hammer in a whacking fashion. His hammer can also be used as a physical weapon.
- Ultra Mantle: Ultraman King's cape can conjure up objects and stop/fizzle out incoming projectile attacks with the item. This item was given to Leo, but was later returned to him.
- King Flasher: Ultraman King can fire a bolt of energy, capable of making explosions as large as he is, from his hands.
- Baptism Ray: King can emit tiny, red energy arrows from the red orbs on his chest. This was used to reveal Alien Babalou's true form.
- King Spark: This technique called down lightning from a flash of, it was used to snap the Ultra Key in half and stop Alien Babalou.
- Revival Beam: Ultraman King can revive dead beings with this ray.
- Teleportation: Ultraman King can teleport any place he wishes by sheer will.
- Natural Disaster Ability: Ultraman King can cause Lightning and Blizzards with the snap of his fingers.
- Telekinesis: He can defeat his enemies without touching them. He just uses telekinesis. This what he used to imprison Belial, creating the Space Prison out of rubble from all over the Land of Light
- Omnipotence: Ultraman King is all-powerful and undefeatable. He is capable of doing anything, including the impossible.
- Dimensional Travel: In his appearance in The Ultraman, King stated he's 'always somewhere'. This shows that King can travel to other Universes.
- King Shot: A beam originally only seen in games, the hand position is the same as the Specium Ray but it is stronger. A version of this was used to seal the Giga Battlenizer in the Valley of Fire, it does not resemble the game version.
- A young King appeared in the cartoon Andro Melos under the name 'Pico'.
- Ultraman King's first voice actor also played Alien Babalou in all his incarnations.
- Ultraman King is one of the few Ultras who has never been defeated by any Kaiju or another Ultra.
- Although never truly stated in the series, King is more than likely the strongest of all the Ultras. While his title of 'God of Ultra Heroes' is known to show his relationship with the M78 Ultras. The fact that he can travel to other Universes by himself more than implies that his title also extends over all other Ultras.
- He is dubbed as "Uncle Ultraman" in Space Warriors 2000.
- Ultraman King is the first Official Ultra to have full facial hair, he has a beard where as Father of Ultra has only sideburns. Ultraman Chuck who is partially designed after him also has a full beard.
- Ultraman King is the first Ultra without light yellow eyes. His are red.
- Ultraman King is the first and only good Ultra to have red eyes. The second Ultra to have red eyes is Chaos Ultraman.
- In Ultra Fight Victory, Ultraman King is sometimes shown with orange eyes. This makes him the second true Ultra to have this eye colour, and also the only good Ultra to have it. The other Ultra with orange eyes is Ultraman Belial.
- Ultraman King is the first to sport colors other than red or silver. He has purple markings and gold jewelry.
- One thing in question is his origins, Mebius said that his people became Ultras two hundred and seventy thousand (270,000) years ago, yet King is at least three hundred thousand (300,000) years old meaning he had existed for at least thirty thousand years before the Plasma Spark was created. It is possible that his origins are similar to that of Ultraman Noa.
- It appears that in Ultraman Ginga, King is the only Ultra spared the fate of becoming a Spark Doll.
- Besides sealing Ultraman Belial, in one of the mangas, King sealed away King Jackal in a black hole.