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Ultraman King

"I have many names, on many different planets. For example... Ultraman King. That is what the humans call me."

―Ultraman King to Ultraman Hikari, Ultraman Mebius Gaiden: Hikari Saga
Ultraman King
King the great and powerfull
Human Host/Form: None, merged with the entire universe
Height: 58 m
Weight: 56,000 t
Age: Over 300,000 earth years
Home world: Land of Light (Origin world)
Planet King (Home)
Voice actor(s): Motomu Kiyokawa (Leo ep. 39, Hikari Saga, Armored Darkness Part 2)
Hiroshi Masuoka (Leo ep. 50)
Koichi Toshima (Robe disguise)
Junichiro Koizumi (Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie)
Issei Futamata (Ultraman Graffiti: Wild! Ultra Country)
Masao Nakasone (stock grunts in Zero Chronicle)
Nobuyuki Hiyama (Geed)
Suit actor(s): N/A
First Appearance: Ultraman Leo Episode 26: "Japan Masterpiece Folklore Series - Ultraman King vs the Magician" (1974)
Last Appearance: Ultraman Geed (2017)
Number of Appearances: 3 (Leo)
5 (Movies)
Race: Ultra
Status: Alive, merged with the Universe following Crisis Impact and is currently unable to take his true form.
Family: Zoffy (alleged grandson)
Affiliation: Ultra Brothers
Father of Ultra
Mother of Ultra

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 become 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.

History

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. He usually lives alone on an unmanned planet Kingstone. Also, in "Ultraman Mebius Gaiden Hikari Saga" he lived on the unmanned planet Twirl and was disguised as a mysterious old man.

Ultraman Leo

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.Japan Masterpiece Folklore Series - Ultraman King vs the Magician

"The key is no concern. You have nearly killed the man, who could become the seventh Ultra Brother. You nearly killed Leo!"

―King to Ultra Brothers

King returned to Earth months later to reveal Alien Babarue, who disguised himself as Leo's brother Astra to steal the Ultra Key, which was later safely returned.The Leo Brothers and the Ultra Brothers, Time of Victory

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. Terror of the Saucer Race Series - The Life of Leo! The Miracle of King!

Ultraman: Great Monster Decisive Battle

Ultraman King in 1979

King's appearance in Ultraman: Great Monster Decisive Battle

Most likely in an alternate universe, Ultraman King gave permission to send Ultraman to Earth. Ultraman: Great Monster Decisive Battle

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: Hikari Saga

Ultraman Mebius Gaiden: Armored Darkness

Ultraman King appeared in this special to motivate the former crew of GUYSRyu Aihara not to give up hope when they were battling Armored Darkness.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. Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie

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. Ultraman Zero The Movie: Super Deciding Fight! The Belial Galactic Empire

Ultraman Ginga

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

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

Ultraman-King-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. Ultra Fight Victory

Pre-Ultraman Geed

"The Universe was almost destroyed once. The one who saved it was an old guy named Ultraman King. The Universe was like your body, on the verge of death. We Ultramen can fuse our bodies with someone to heal them. But the whole Universe... It was just too big. It wasn't destroyed, but Old Man King is now dispersed throughout the entire cosmos. You can call out to him, but there's no response."

―Zero as he recounted the events of Crisis Impact.
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King assimilated with the universe.

Nineteen years ago, King responded to the Toba family's desire for their unborn child's health. King healed the unborn child allowing Laiha to be born, but also causing her to develop the symptoms of a Little Star bearer earlier than the events of the Childhood Radiation spread. King appeared at the end of the war with Belial, when the evil Ultra triggered Crisis Impact and used his powers to bond with the entire universe to undo the damage.

Ultraman Geed

KingAndLaiha

Laiha meets King

King was still unresponsive when Zero visited Earth six years later. When Laiha attempted to avenge her parents by killing Kei Fukuide, King's stopped her at the last minute and this provide the Alien Sturm an escape.

After Geed was absorbed by Chimeraberos, Laiha went to the hospital where she was born after learning from Zero it was the epicenter of the Crisis Impact. Due to King's intervention, Laiha successfully rescued Geed/Riku from Chimerberos. King's Little Star was delivered to Geed as he finished Belial for good via Royal Mega-Master.

Profile

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King Voilet Ultra Mantle


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King without his Ultra Mantle

Statistics

  • 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

Physical Attributes

  • Head Sphere (頭の球体 Atama no Kyūtai?): King's crown like crest, it grants him omniscience to the universes' events.
  • King's Red Eyes (キングレッドアイ Kingu Reddo Ai?): King's Red eyes have sight around ten thousand times better than those of normal Ultras. They instantly see through disguises.
  • Beard (髭 Hige?): Facial hair begins to grow on Ultras of at least 40,000 years of age.
  • Color Timer (カラータイマ Karā Taimā?): King possesses two red gemstones on his body, the first of which appears to glow at certain times, and may be his colour timer.
  • Great Protector (グレートプロテクター Gurēto Purotekutā?): Able to emit energy, the shoulder armor on King.
  • Ultra Great Medal (ウルトラ大勲章 Urutora Dai Kunshō?): The belt on King's waist that bears his name.
Weapons
  • King Hammer (キングハンマー Kingu Hanmā?): 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 (ウルトラマント Urutora Manto?): 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.
Abilities
  • Teleportation (テレポーテーション Terepōtēshon?): Ultraman King can teleport any place he wishes by sheer will.
  • Natural Disaster Ability (天変地異の術 Tenpenchii No Jutsu?): Ultraman King can cause Lightning and Blizzards with the snap of his fingers. Used in cartoon of Uchiyama Mamoru version.
  • 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 said to be all-powerful and undefeatable. He is implied to be capable of doing anything, including the impossible.
  • Childhood Radiation: When King released large amount of light particles from one of his jewels, this energy become known as Childhood Radiation where King use it to heal and reverse the damage Belial had caused during the Crisis Impact.
Special Moves
  • King Flasher (キングフラッシャー Kingu Furasshā?): Ultraman King can fire a bolt of energy, capable of making explosions as large as he is, from his hands.
  • Baptism Ray (洗礼光線 Senrei Kōsen?): 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 (キングスパーク Kingu Supāku?): This technique called down lightning from a flash of, it was used to snap the Ultra Key in half and stop Alien Babalou.
  • King Reconstruction Ray (キング再生光線 Kingu Saisei Kōsen?): Ultraman King can fire a blue beam from his hands, which can resurrect other Ultras. King used this technique to revive Leo after he was killed and brutally dismembered by Alien Bunyo.
  • King Shot (キングショット Kingu Shotto?): 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.
Miscelleanous
  • Consciousness Transfer: King use this to transfer Laiha's consciousness to save Riku from Belial's evil influence.
  • Life Force Restore: Although not shown, King had mentioned that he restored the fading life force of Laiha when she was young.
  • Energy Shield: A golden energy shield that King used to protect Laiha from Belial's Claw Lightning.

Trivia

  • Despite being one of the strongest Ultra Warriors to exist, according to an Ultraman Encyclopedia in 2001, while rescuing Astra from Alien Magma's captive, he failed to destroy the Magmatic Chain that was holding Astra on his left thigh. This cause Astra to wear the chain for the remainder of his life, at the same time proving that even the King himself has limits on his own powers.
  • A young King appeared in the cartoon Andro Melos under the name 'Pico'.
  • Ultraman King's first voice actor Motomu Kiyokawa also voiced Alien Babarue in the Leo and Mebius incarnation.
  • Ultraman King is one of the few Ultras who has never been defeated by any Kaiju or another Ultra.
    • However, in non-canon Mangas, King, is seen being bruised and battered by King Jackal.
  • 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.
  • He was 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 and the first Ultra with orange eyes is Ultraman Belial.
  • In episode 50 of the Ultraman Leo TV series, King is shown with a silver and violet Ultra Mantle.
  • 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.
  • It is a long held fan theory that the Elder of Planet U40, is Ultraman King in human form, and proof that he can travel between universes. This is thus far unconfirmed.
  • Several of King's voice actors had their own history in taking the character themselves:
    • Former Prime Minister of Japan Junichiro Koizumi mentioned that he was urged by his son to take up the role.
    • As for Nobuyuki Hiyama, he was offered the role by the executives but seeing himself not worth of the offer, he instead choose to take the by audition, which he passed anyway.


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 | Ultraman Geed
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 (Neo Frontier Space Timeline) | Zoffy (Neos Universe) | Ultraman (Superior Universe) | Ultraseven (Superior Universe) | Ultraman Jack (Superior Universe) | Ultraman Ace (Superior Universe) | Ultraman Tiga (Superior Universe) | Ultraman Dyna (Superior Universe) | Ultraman Gaia (Superior Universe) | Ultraman Tiga (Ultra Flare Timeline)
Manga Ultras Ultraman The First | Zoffy Story 0 | Ultraseven Story 0 | Ultraman Story 0 | Ace Story 0 | Jack Story 0 | Leo Story 0 | Astra Story 0 | Taro Story 0 | Gorian | Zaji | Drew | Colorless | Flare | Rutia | Alphonne | Ars | Acura | Remodeled Ultras | Manga Tiga | Ultraman (ULTRAMAN)
Another Genesis Giants Blast | Ultraman | Ultraseven | Belial | Jack | Ultrawoman Ace | Taro | Luna and Cosmos | Tiga | Jean-Bot | Father Burai | GlenFire | Mirror Master | Leo | King
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 | Camearra

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