Alien Akumania (アクマニヤ星人 Akumaniya Seijin) was a demon-like alien from the planet Akumania that appeared in the TV series, Ultraman Leo episode 33. It first arrives as its eyeball form simply called Akumania (アクマニヤ Akumaniya).
- Akumania: Strange Meteorite (怪奇隕石 Kaiki Inseci)
- Alien Akumania: Space Demon (宇宙悪霊 Uchū Akuryō)
Alien Akumania was one of the most bizarre aliens to ever come to Earth and, like many others during Leo’s time as guardian of Earth, he came to Earth with dreams of conquest or just sheer love of destruction on his mind.
On a normal patrol, MAC came upon strange clouds, from which emerged the eyeball-like Alien Akumania. Not ready to battle the strange creature with their weapons on hand, MAC returned to base to prepare an attack against the alien. They were quick to return with their fighters as Alien Akumania descended on the town. He merely sent a red wave of energy from his eyes and vanished. They found his location again as well, but he did exactly the same thing as before, fired the red wave and disappeared. Not long after that, people who smelled flowers he’d infected with his wave began to have surreal and extremely realistic hallucinations of blue hands reaching out of walls, floors, even cabinets to try to grab them.
Having not been able to find Alien Akumania, Dan and Gen decided to ask locals to keep an eye out for strange happenings. One of the children Gen befriended soon found his mother in a state of shock and was somehow infected himself, suffering the hallucinations as well. Back at base, MAC was still desperate for answers, unable to even locate the space monster. Finally, the hallucinations not only appeared real, they began becoming real. Dan and Gen soon came across a group of people talking about strange events.
When they arrived on the scene, the entire apartment complex was a ghost town and began to warp around then as Gen came to help his friend, only to hear a voice yelling and blocking his entrance. While everyone inside the building were left in a state of complete shock, Gen managed to force his way into one of the apartments. Finding the surreal environment contained inside, he tried to free Alien Akumania’s victims, only to be attacked by the strange hands reaching out from the walls. However, the human form of Ultraman Leo fought back and tore the hand from the floor with sheer determination.
The destruction of the hand shattered the space demon’s hold, prompting him to appear himself, his eye glowing a furious red. Choosing destruction over conquest, the invader opened fire on the city with his organic cannon, laying waste to the surrounding area. Deciding it was time to put an end to the insanity once and for all, took on his true form of Ultraman Leo. Alien Akumania attempted to bash into Leo and attack but was merely launched around. He opened fire with his organic cannon but the hero dodged easily.
Seeing his present form couldn't defeat the hero, Alien Akumania underwent a startling transformation into his demonic monster form, creating a nightmarish realm around them. The terrible alien was quick to unleash his telekinetic powers on the hero as he charged, throwing the hero around like a rag doll. As Alien Akumania clashed his teeth, clearly intending to attempt consuming the hero, Leo managed to pull out the Ultra Cape and bloke the invader’s telekinesis and fight back.
Still the invader proved difficult to fight, physically overpowering him and ramming him repeatedly with his horns. But Leo managed to use the Leo Kick to tear off one of the monster’s horns, then throw it into his eye like a javelin. Screeching in pain, Alien Akumania’s nightmare realm was shattered, bringing them back into the light. Leo pushed forwards and while the terror was still stunned with pain, Leo assaulted the monster and then tore its arms off. Seemingly defenseless, Leo charged into battle, only to be attacked from behind by Alien Akumania’s disembodied but still functional arms. The detached limbs wrapped their hands around Leo’s throat and choked the life out of hero. Unable to break free from their strong grip, Leo collapsed to the ground, seemingly defeated as MAC arrived to try to help him. As Alien Akumania closed in to finish the hero, MAC opened fire, taking the invader off guard and blowing off his remaining horn but unable to kill him. Knowing his brother’s plight, Astra arrived in a ball of energy to aid Leo.
Thinking Leo was out of the fight, Alien Akumania called his arms back and reattached them, ready to battle Astra but Leo managed to recover and stand again. Astra quickly used the Color Timer Flash to stun the alien, knocking him to the ground. The Leo Brothers unleashed their Ultra Double Flasher, killing the invader, causing him to revert to his eye form, his reign of terror ended. After the battle, Astra grabbed up the alien’s body and took it into outer space to be disposed of.
- Voice actor: Eiji Maruyama
- Although not physically seen, Alien Akumania is one of the monsters that makes up Beryudora's left arm in Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie.
- Akumania seems to still able to see out of his eye when it is punctured by his own horn.
- Akumania is seen with a third horn lodged in his eye while fighting Leo and Astra in a few pictures.
- Alien Akumania would later inspire Gan Q.
- Alien Akumania's design itself is inspired by Mirrorman's foe, Big Eye.
- On Crunchyroll, Alien Akumania reads as "Alien Demoniya" in the subtitles, as the Japanese word "Akuma" translates to "Demon".
- Among some fans, the original Akumania has been considered one of the most unsettling and disturbing enemies in the Ultra Series.
Ultraman Ginga Theater Special: Ultra Monster ☆ Hero Battle Royale!
Alien Akumania appeared in the second theater special. He was the fiftenth monster to be UltraLived by the Live Pad and he came along with Gan Q. Together, they taunted Mochiron and left him scared until Gomora and defeated the two big-eyed monsters by slamming them into each other.
- The Akumania suit used in the special and onwards to Ultraman X was modified from a stage show suit used in the Ultraman Festival at the time.
Ultraman Ginga S
Alien Akumania reappeared in episode 11 of Ultraman Ginga S as an agent of Alien Chibu Exceller, named Muerte (ムエルテ Muerute). He first appeared in his human disguise when he approached a salary-man named Yoshida and transported him to another place. After a brief conversation, the alien used his mind control to get the man to "MonsLive" into Gan Q and succeeded but he appeared the size of a human. Frustrated with this, the alien transformed into his true self after the man refused to give up the Spark Doll.
He chased Gan Q throughout the city until the UPG showed up and he decided to flee. He was then tasked by Exceller to get Gan Q back under their control by any means necessary. He reappeared in his human form when Gan Q was riding a bike with his human friend, a young boy named Satoru and ran into him. After the brute took the young boy hostage and began stomping on his bike, Gan Q became enraged and grew to his true size and began to rampage throughout the city. Shortly after Hikaru Raido then transformed into Ultraman Ginga, Muerte transformed into his true form and size but was then struck down by an attack from Ultraman Victory's EX Red King Knuckle.
Muerte then placed Gan Q under his control and, after the latter absorbed a Victorium Burn and fired it back at him, managed to put both Ultras on the ropes until Satoru showed to remind the monster who he really was. The frustrated Muerte tried to destroy the kid, but Gan Q stepped in front of him, absorbed the attack, and fired it back at him. Gan Q then held off Muerte until Ultraman Ginga transformed into Ginga Strium and Victory UITrans the Shepherdon Saber. The vile alien was then defeated by the combined efforts of the saber's slash and Ginga's M87 Ray. Gan Q was then turned back into a Spark Doll by Ginga's Ginga Comfort but Satoru held onto it as a memo of the great times they had together.
- Actor (human): Kiyohiko Ueki
- Muerte's name is the Spanish word for "death".
- Muerte's actions and persona was meant to be an homage to the Spaghetti Western film sub-genre.
- Muerte's human form dons similar cloths to that of Black Directive.
- Just 4 days after "The Tears of Gan-Q" was first broadcasted, Akumania's debut episode of "The Leo Brothers vs the Space Demon Alien" was aired, commemorating Leo's 40th anniversary.
An Alien Akumania appears in episode 9 as referee to a rugby match participated by Isamu and the Nebula House residents against the Dark Star Cluster gang. When the opposing team used their special abilities, he did not call them out as cheating and looked the other way.
- It is possible that the reason he didn't stop the Dark Star Cluster from cheating is because he was bribed by the villains to allow cheating for the team.
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- Origin: Planet Akumania
- Weakness: If one of the hands is somehow destroyed, Alien Akumania’s control over the entire area is shattered.
- Powers and Weapons
- Hands of Alien Akumania: Alien Akumania's most powerful ability, he can fire a bizarre wave of red energy from his eye, infecting plants with a strange blue hand that's an extension of his will. He can then use these to infect people who smell or touch the flowers directly, enabling him to cause them extremely realistic hallucinations, so frightening that it can put humans into shock. The infection can also move from person and flowers to the room itself, finally to the building, infecting all who enter. Eventually, this begins warping reality, making the hallucinations real, allowing Alien Akumania almost complete control over the environment. Doing this move also allows him to vanish into thin air and disappear.
- Black Cloud: Alien Akumania can materialize out of black cloud.
- Organic Cannon: In the pupil of his eye, Alien Akumania has a powerful cannon capable of firing organic missiles. While each one isn't powerful on its own, enough can be fired at one time at such a rapid pace they can destroy entire buildings in a matter of seconds.
- Transformation: In the event his present form isn't strong enough to battle an enemy, Alien Akumania can morph into his monster form at will.
- Height: 2 ~ 50 m
- Weight: 100 kg ~ 15,000 t
- Origin: Planet Akumania
- Weakness: If his eye is badly damaged, Alien Akumania’s nightmare realm and telekinesis are rendered useless. Upon death, Alien Akumania reverts to his eyeball form.
- Powers and Weapons
- Nightmare Realm: When Alien Akumania takes on this form, he creates a nightmarish realm around himself shrouded in darkness.
- Telekinesis: Alien Akumania has a powerful form of telekinesis, capable of tossing around beings like Ultraman Leo.
- Jaws: Alien Akumania has a huge mouth filled with equally huge razor-sharp teeth.
- Horns: Alien Akumania has two long sharp horns he can use in combat.
- Arm Life: If his arms are torn off, Alien Akumania can summon them to continue aiding him in combat, causing them to float in the air and attack. If needed, he can also call them to reattach themselves to his body.
- Ultraman Ginga S
- Human Disguise: Alien Akumania can disguise himself as a human to blend in with the society
- Size Change: Alien Akumania can change his size from human to that of giant.
- Mind Control: Alien Akumania can control anyone to his liking with his singular eye.
- Supreme Meteor Ray: Alien Akumania can fire a red electric bolt from his eye.
- Height: 14 cm
- Weight: 150 g
- Origin: Exceller's ship
- Powers and Weapons
- Size Change: Alien Akumania can change his size into giant form when needed.
- Transform: Alien Akumania can transform into his true form at will.
- Chibu Spark: Alien Akumania has a Chibu Spark given by Exceller.
- Mind Control: Alien Akumania can controls others mind with the Chibu Spark and granting them a spark doll to use.
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