Alien Mefilas (メフィラス星人 Mefirasu Seijin) is a race of recurring aliens in the Ultraman Series that originate from Planet Mefilas. The original made his debut in the TV episode "The Forbidden Words" in 1966. Alien Mefilas was meant to appear as foil to the original Ultraman, who believed in the inherent good of humanity, while Alien Mefilas believed humanity were easy to manipulate and thus set in motion to use his intelligence to subjugate humanity and take over the Earth without violence. As part of his plan, Mefilas aimed to trick the humans into giving him the Earth in a trade for another planet.
As a result of the original Alien Mefilas's insidious and distinctive means of invasion, his kind have become one of Ultraman's more memorable and personal foes, with numerous individuals of the species appearing throughout the Ultraman Series.
- Original: Malicious Alien (悪質宇星人 Akushitsu Uchūjin)
- Shin: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (特命全権大使 Tokumeizenken Taishi)
Tohl Narita designed the look of Alien Mefilas to contrast Ultraman's heroic red and silver color scheme, by being mostly black with silver only being used to accentuate his face. Narita wanted Alien Mefilas to appear as a non threatening alien compared to the more monstrous kaiju and alien that had appeared before.
"I detest violence. On my planet, a gentleman is courteous. To take the Earth by force would be against my principles. So I was hoping for permission from you, an Earthling. You are a wonderful Earthling, Satoru-kun. How about it? Will you say the words, "I will give you the Earth"?"
- ―Alien Mefilas I to Satoru, The Forbidden Words
Alien Mefilas, much like most other aliens of the show, came to Earth to conquer it. Unlike his fellow aliens before him, however, his motive was simply to show off his abilities to the rest of the aliens who had tried to conquer the Earth themselves, such as Kemur and Alien Zarab.
Alien Mefilas's plan was to have a child of the Earth give him the Earth willingly in return for a new star. Hiding in a forest inside his ship, Alien Mefilas spied Shin Hayata, Akiko Fuji, and Akiko's younger brother, Satoru, watching an air show. Alien Mefilas spoke to Satoru, telling him to pay close attention, and then made the air show vanish into the clouds. Hayata and Fuji where baffled, but Satoru was still listening to Alien Mefilas. The alien then put a freighter vessel in place of the air show, then destroyed it in midair. Satoru then told Hayata that someone was talking to him, but before Hayata could do anything, Alien Mefilas captured all three of them.
Alien Mefilas turned Fuji into a giant and placed her in the middle of a city, and tried to convince Satoru to give him the Earth in return for a star, explaining that he wanted to "challenge the heart of an Earthling". But Satoru refused to give Alien Mefilas the Earth. Annoyed, Alien Mefilas put Satoru in his anti-gravity room. Witnessing the man of Mefilas's failure, Hayata (Ultraman) burst out laughing at him. Insulted, Alien Mefilas demanded to know what was so funny, to which Hayata replied that he couldn't convince a child to give up his planet in exchange for a new one because it was inhuman. Alien Mefilas then asked "Ultraman" whether he was an alien or a man. Ultraman simply said "I'm both", he then reached for the Beta Capsule, but Alien Mefilas froze him where he stood.
Alien Mefilas asked Satoru again if he would give him the Earth, but Satoru wouldn't answer. Enraged, Alien Mefilas made the giant Fuji go on a rampage in the city. The SSSP, who had arrived earlier, tried to keep the police from hurting Fuji. Alien Mefilas then made his presence known to them and took away Fuji and replaced her with projections of Alien Baltan, Kemur, and Alien Zarab. Captain Mura demanded that Alien Mefilas show himself, but the alien said he could see them and said he wanted the hearts of the Earth. The SSSP asked what he meant, but heard him arguing with Satoru, who still refused to give into the alien's wishes. Alien Mefilas then turned off his illusions and left the SSSP dumbfounded. However, the conversation gave the SSSP the time they needed to locate Mefilas's spaceship, and an air strike was sent.
With his ship under attack and again with no other option, Alien Mefilas seemed to escape and leave his ship behind, while the Science Patrol rescued Fuji and Satoru. Although they could not rescue Hayata in time, Hayata managed to transform into Ultraman to face off against Alien Mefilas, who emerged from his destroyed ship as a giant. Ultraman offered him a choice to either leave the planet or die like the other aliens. Alien Mefilas refused to leave and went head-to-head with Ultraman in a very evenly matched battle, as all of Alien Mefilas's attacks were strong enough to counter Ultraman's attacks and his physical strength was on par with the hero's. Then shockingly, in the middle of the fight, Alien Mefilas surrendered, seeing no point in continuing. However, before leaving, he promised to Ultraman that they would meet again and he would get his revenge in the future.
- Suit actor: Koji Ogi
- Voice actor: Seizo Kato
- Alien Mefilas has an IQ of 10,000 or more.
- Alien Mefilas was supposed to conjure up an illusion of Dada as well as having a scene of Mefilas with the aliens he restored on Mars. It was planned that Juran and Namegon would be wandering the red planet outside of the meeting room.
- Similar to Ultraman's lift off shout "Shuwatch!", Alien Mefilas has his own, "Fuwa! (フワッ )".
- It is unknown how the spirit of the first Mefilas was used to create Grand King. He may have died sometime after he had left Earth or it could have possibly been the soul of the second Mefilas who (at the time) had recently been killed by Ultraman Taro.
- Originally, Alien Mefilas was to team up with Alien Baltan, Alien Zarab, and Kemur in a great invasion, and use Zetton and Saigo to defeat Ultraman.
- His ship is an upside down Alien Baltan ship, which was reused from Cicada Human's spaceship.
Another Alien Mefilas appeared in episode 27 of the series, Ultraman Taro, as Alien Mefilas Ⅱ (メフィラス星人二代目 Mefirasu Seijin Nidaime).
After the first Alien Mefilas left Earth in Ultraman's time to find a new colony for his species, another member sought to dominate Earth. This Alien Mefilas tried to use a highly advanced bio-weapon called the Mandarin Grass to slowly kill off humans one by one. However after it was destroyed by ZAT, Alien Mefilas revealed himself, and suffers a major injury to his left eye from ZAT's weaponry. He then picks up the Mandarin grass, and wipes it over his damaged eye, restoring it. The second Alien Mefilas now prepared to take matters into his own hands by attacking ZAT directly. Before the situation could get worse, Kotaro turned into Ultraman Taro to do battle. Alien Mefilas was easily tossed around by Taro and after the hero punched a hole through his body, Taro used the Strium Ray, reducing Alien Mefilas into slime, therefore killing it.
- Voice actor: Ikuo Nishikawa (uncredited)
- This Alien Mefilas is very differently redesigned from the original Alien Mefilas's appearance. This Alien Mefilas had a golden-colored hip and his neck was stretched out more to make him look taller. The white color around his eyes were dark pink and the lights in his "mouth" moved in a triangular motion when he spoke rather than a vertical motion like the original. His body is also more slender than the bulkier appearance of the original Alien Mefilas.
- His original design was meant to be a copy of his original design only with the red lining around his eyes. The previously mentioned design above was only as such due to the budget restricting the company to use a modified cheaper suit that was used for attractions.
- Originally the mushroom monster, Mushra was suppose to appear in Alien Mefilas's episode, but was pushed back for a later episode.
- In Ultraman Story it is said that he is the original and that he was the one in control of Re-Eleking despite appearing and being killed in the episode right before Re-Eleking's appearance.
- Many magazines at the time stated this Alien Mefilas is the younger brother of the original who sought Earth whilst his brother was busy managing an unseen monster army.
- Alien Mefilas II is one of Belyudra's body parts.[Citation needed]
Alien Mefilas appeared again in the 1984 movie, Ultraman Story. He is only shown as stock footage from Ultraman Taro and is the original Alien Meflias from Ultraman as stated in the movie.
After his Re-Eleking was defeated by Ultraman Taro, he decided to attack Earth himself. Ultra Father hears about this and quickly trains Taro to fight of Alien Mefilas' comeback. Once Taro was ready, he headed to Earth and defeated Alien Mefilas only to see there was a bigger threat.
- Although claimed as the first Mefilas that the original Ultraman fought, ironically his scene and defeat reuses the footage from Generation II's. If the movie is canon, then the story itself had concluded the alien's fate after retreating from a fight against his rival Ultraman.
Ultraman Mebius & Ultraman Mebius Gaiden: Ghost Rebirth
- Main article: Alien Mefilas III
An Alien Mefilas appeared in the final episodes of Ultraman Mebius as a member of Dark Four Heavenly Kings. His major plan is to brainwash the entire townspeople into glorifying him while making Mebius (and possibly the rest of the Ultra Warriors) into their public enemy, therefore sending the young warrior into a severe despair. After Mebius, Ultraman and the rest of Crew GUYS foiled his plans, Mefilas conceded but was killed by Alien Empera out of utter disappointment.
At some point prior to Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie, he was revived as Armored Mefilas (G) (アーマードメフィラス
Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle: Never Ending Odyssey
Alien Mefilas appeared in episodes 9, 12, and 13 of the series, Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle: Never Ending Odyssey.
In this series, an Alien Mefilas is a Reionics who once wielded a Battlenizer until he was defeated and left for dead by an Alien Temperor prior to certain events in the show. After discovering Armored Darkness's sword, Mefilas is transformed into Armored Mefilas (アーマードメフィラス Āmādo Mefirasu) and thus goes on a killing spree for those who mock him or get in his way, all while being controlled by Armored Darkness's conscience. He kills a Dada that mocked him earlier, and attacks Reimon for standing in his way. He later confronts the Alien Temperor that defeated him earlier for a rematch and winds up killing both and his monster, Arigera. Shortly afterwards, Armored Mefilas revives Armored Darkness to serve "his master", only for Armored Darkness to kill Mefilas and retrieve the sword he had taken away.
During the series finale, Armored Mefilas was revived as a giant-sized and mindless slave being controlled by Alien Reiblood. After facing off against Rei's monsters (Gomora and Miclas), Alien Mefilas is eventually freed from both Reiblood's control and the Armor that possessing him. After being transformed back into his normal form, Alien Mefilas frees the Pendragon from an inter-dimensional rift underground created by Reiblood to keep them from contacting Rei out of gratitude to Rei for saving him.
- Voice actor: Seizo Kato
- The Alien Mefilas suit from Ultraman Mebius was reused for Alien Mefilas' appearance in the series. Meanwhile, the Armored Mefilas suit was modified from the backup suit of the original.
- When Alien Mefilas was controlled by Reiblood he never talked but instead only emitted grunts.
- He is also the second Reionics that didn't have any nefarious desires.
Ultra Zero Fight & Ultraman Retsuden
- Main article: Sly
- Main article: Nostra
A cameraman for NPTV's documentary program, Mefilas's section was failing and views were dwindling. Their boss, an Alien Chibull, warned them that if things don't change, they will have to face some consequences. Mefilas then got the idea to have his partner Alien Zarab to disguise as a giant Saki Mitsurugi, but their director reprimanded them. They then went around interviewing other people and aliens regarding their thoughts on Saki's plan to turn Earth into a bomb, but yet again the director said that if they don't get the views, the sponsors would pull out and the program would be cancelled. Desperate for a solution, they decide to interview Ushio Minato, who they saw potential in after seeing him on the news. The two then took on human disguises and went to Quattro M to interview him, and disguised as a man named Suzuki (鈴木 ) to do so. After the interview was over, they went over to Aizen Tech to interview Saki Mitsurugi regarding her plan, asking if she could hurry it up, even though they didn't have much hope that the interview would go well. However, the duo were chased out. They then went back to interviewing other people, this time about Ushio. Coming to the conclusion that an Ultraman's father would have extraordinary abilities, Mefilas decided to set Ushio up. He had Zarab disguise as Asahi Minato and restrained near a bomb and lots of explosives, in a life-or-death game that he thought would really get him the views he needed and was even willing to sacrifice the Zarab, who was unaware that the explosives were real. Katsumi Minato and Isami Minato found out about the plot, and transformed into Ultraman Rosso and Ultraman Blu and after the battle, Mefilas was destroyed by the Triple Origium Beam and Zarab was set free by Ushio.
"Would you like to work for this planet with me?"
Extraterrestrial No.0 Mefilas (外星人第0号メフィラス Gaiseijin Dai Zero-gō Mefirasu) appears in the 2022 film Shin Ultraman.
- Actor: Koji Yamamoto.
- Height: 2 ~ 60 m
- Weight: 40 ~ 20,000 t, 200 kg ~ 20,000 t (Ultraman Mebius)
- Origin: Planet Mefilas
- Flight Speed: Mach 5
- Powers and Weapons
- Saucer: Alien Mefilas had a saucer which he used to travel through the stars, creating monsters like Giant Fuji, sending out messages and etc.
- Energy Blasts: In Ultraman, this saucer can fire energy blasts from the tip top of the triangle that is on top of the saucer.
- Plasma Shot (プラズマショット Purazuma Shotto): In Mebius, the saucer can launch purple energy blasts.
- Killian Replacer (キリアン・リプレイサー Kirian Repureisā): A device planted on the third generation Mefilas' saucer, this was used to brainwash the townspeople by changing the image of Ultraman in their mind into Alien Mefilas.
- Telepathy: Alien Mefilas communicates solely through his psychic mind. He can pick and choose who can hear him.
- Immobilizing Ray: When needed, Alien Mefilas can fire a ray, capable of immobilizing other beings such as humans, from his hands.
- Size Change: When needed, Alien Mefilas can change his size from that of a man's to that of a giant's.
- Pair Hand Ray (ペアハンド光線 Pea Hando Kōsen): Alien Mefilas can launch bolts of electrical energy from his hands. The strength of them can match Ultraman's Ultra-Slash.
- Flight: Alien Mefilas can fly at mach 5.
- Grip Beam (グリップビーム Gurippu Bīmu): A powerful attack shot from Alien Mefilas' arm.
- Teleportation: Alien Mefilas is capable of long range teleportation, both of himself and others.
- Kagayake Ultra no Hoshi
- Human Disguise: Alien Mefilas is capable of assuming the form of an Earthling. He used this to pose as a fake human host, Gensuke (げんすけ ).
- Ultra Badge (ウルトラバッジ Urutora Bajji): Ultra King uses a fake Ultra Badge to transform from his human disguise into his Ultra disguise.
- Ultraman Mebius
- Telekinesis: Alien Mefilas can use his mind to move objects. First used by Alien Mefilas III to stop a fireball in mid air.
- Energy Blasts: Mefilas can launch homing energy balls from his chest.
- Shield: Alien Mefilas can create a shield to block attacks.
- Ultra Galaxy NEO
- Battlenizer: The Reionics Alien Mefilas utilizes his own Battlenizer but unfortunately his monster was never shown on-screen, due to being destroyed by Alien Temperor's Arigera.
- Ultraman F
- Mefilas Bot (メフィラスボット Mefirasu Botto): A set of nanobots utilized by Mefilas to grow Fuji into Giant Fuji. According to Ide, the nanobots are bounded to her DNA and the estimated number are 80 x 1016. The Pattern Ultra emitted by Hayata can reactivate the nanobots, though this time Fuji is in control.
- Healing Factor: The Mefilas Bots are capable of healing Fuji's injuries at a faster rate. In addition, when being exposed with Thermal Atomic X-Ray, the Mefilas Bots are able to negate said radiation's side effect (cell canceration).
- Ultraman R/B
- Cruel Wave (クルーエルウェーブ Kurūeru Uēbu): From his palms, Mefilas can unleash disorienting sound waves that can keep opponents at bay.
- Palm Shocker (パルムショッカー Parumu Shokkā): Mefilas can fire purple colored electrical bolts from his hands.
- Ultraman Club: Fight! Ultra Brothers!
- Energy Rings: Mefilas can shoot blue energy rings that ricochet off the walls of the stage.
- Energy Arrows: Mefilas can shoot blue energy arrows.
- Height: 60 m
- Weight: 20,000 t
- Origin: Planet Mefilas
- Powers and Weapons
- Iris Ray (アイリスレイ Airisu Rei): Alien Mefilas II can launch blue lasers from his eyes. These beams aren't very effective and only does a minimal amount of damage to ZAT's flying mechas.
- Mandarin Grass: An ancient Earth flower, Alien Mefilas II used it as his own weapon to attack humans.
Alien Mefilas Gent (メフィラス星人ジェント Mefirasu Seijin Jento) is a participant in the Mega Monster Rush Ultra Frontier and a commander of the Rush Hunters, as well as a member of the Seven Star Swords.
- Powers and Weapons
- Sword: Gent carries a sword on his back. The sword can create a blade of energy large and powerful enough to cut through a planet.
Alien Mefilas Sickle (メフィラス星人シックル Mefirasu Seijin Shikkuru) is a participant in the Mega Monster Rush Ultra Frontier and a member of the Guild Guard.
- Powers and Weapons
- Scythe: Sickle had a large scythe which rivals Djent's Sword.
- Card Imprisonment: Sickle can imprison aliens in the form of cards.
Armored Mefilas (アーマードメフィラス Āmādo Mefirasu) is the transformed state of an Alien Mefilas after fusing himself with the sword of Armored Darkness. This form was intended for Alien Mefilas III, who worked for Alien Empera, however it is also compatible with any individual of the people of Mefilas.
- Height: 2 ~ 60 m
- Weight: 50 ~ 25,000 t
- Origin: Unknown
- Attack: 1300
- Defense: 900
- Speed: 1400
- Powers and Weapons
- Darkness Broad (ダークネスブロード Dākunesu Burōdo): The sword of Armored Darkness, when the Reionics Alien Mefilas made a common touch with it, the sword armed him with a set of armor that turned him into Armored Mefilas.
- Energy Slash: Armored Mefilas can create a purple energy crescent from the sword. It is powerful enough to kill a Reionics.
- Mefilas Blade (メフィラスブレード Mefirasu Burēdo): After Armored Mefilas was controlled by Reiblood he obtained a rod arm in replace of the Darkness Broad that was powerful enough to beat down Gomora.
- Mefilas Blade Attack (メフィラスブレードアタック Mefirasu Burēdo Atakku): Using the arm blade, Mefilas can slice opponents in half.
- Electric Discharge: By jabbing the blade into the ground, Mefilas can send out an electrical surge.
- Darkness Ray (ダークネスレイ Dākunesu Rei): Sly can fire a purple ray from the tip of the blade.
- Grip Plasma (グリッププラズマ Gurippu Purazuma): Armored Mefilas is able to shoot a blue electric projectile from his left arm.
- Shield: Armored Mefilas can form a shield to block any attack such as the Super Oscillatory Wave.
- Shock Buster (ショックバスター Shokku Basutā): Armored Mefilas can fire purple energy darts from his hands. A charged variant was used to eliminate Grozam.
- Dark Twin Blade (暗黒双魔刃 Ankoku Sō Majin): A tag-team attack with Armored Grozam. Armored Grozam attacked the opponent with his Grozam Blades and froze them in place before Armored Mefilas delivers the finishing blow with an electric-charged Mefilas Blade.
Ultra King (ウルトラキング Urutora Kingu) is the disguise of an Alien Mefilas that appears in the manga Kagayake Ultra no Hoshi by Mamoru Uchiyama.
- Powers and Weapons
- Star Ray (スター光線 Sutā Kōsen): Ultra King folds his arms and fires two beams from each hand/elbow.
- Ultra Double (ウルトラダブル Urutora Daburu): Ultra King is capable of splitting himself into two copies, but only uses this form at a last resort, since it consumed a lot of energy.
- Powers and Weapons
- Beta Box (ベーターボックス Bētā Bokkusu): A device similar in function to the Beta Capsule, it allows Mefilas to enlarge his targets and even himself. He did so to SSSP member Hiroko Asami as a demonstration.
- Human Disguise: Mefilas can turn into a human form as a means of blending with the society.
- Thick Hide: Mefilas' whole body has a degree of protection, as it allows him to swat away Ultraman's Ultra Slash with little effort.
- Grip Beam (グリップビーム Gurippu Bīmu): A beam attack fired by outstretching his right fist forward with his left hand rest on hist right arm.
|The Birth of Ultraman||Kanegon | Garamon | M1 | Red King | Alien Baltan | Antlar | Chandlar|
|Ultraman||Bemular | Alien Baltan | Neronga | Ragon | Greenmons | Guesra | Antlar | Red King | Chandlar | Magular | Suflan | Pigmon | Gabora | Jirahs | Gango | Mummy Man | Dodongo | Pestar | Gamakugira | Gavadon | Alien Baltan II | Bullton | Alien Zarab | Aboras | Banila | Hydra | Kemular | Underground People | Telesdon | Jamila | Gubila | Guigass | Dorako | Red King II | Suflan II | Gomora | Dada | Goldon | Woo | Keronia | Zumbolar | Alien Mefilas | Giant Member Fuji | Alien Baltan III | Kemur II | Alien Zarab II | Skydon | Seabozu | Zaragas | Re-Pigmon | Re-Dorako | Re-Telesdon | Geronimon | Keylla | Saigo | Alien Zetton | Zetton|
|Redman||Darkron | Black King | Arstron | Garamon | Alien Icarus | Dorako | Peguila | Jirahs | Alien Baltan | Alien Goron | Gomora | Woo | Kanegon | Alien Mefilas | Sadola | Dangar | Ghostron | Gokinezula | Eleking | Telesdon | Nokogilin | King Maimai | Sartan | Bemstar | Beacon | Gronken | Zaurs | Kingstron | Stegon | Alien Mysteler | Zagoras | Kodaigon | Granadas | Plooma | Sasahiller | Alien Centaurus | Gudon | Red Killer | Draculas | Shugaron | Alien Bat | Zetton II|
|Unused Redman Kaiju||Big Liger | Graygas | Sufinga|
|Ultraman Ball Kaiju|
|Red King | Alien Baltan | Dada | Dada II | Zetton | Zetton II | Gubila | Woo | Alien Zarab | Balloonga | Pestar | Pigmon | Telesdon | Alien Mefilas | Gomora | Bullton | Jamila | Alien Zetton|
|Mega Monster Rush Ultra Frontier Kaiju|
|Rush Hunters||Baltan Battler・Barel | Guts Gunner・Garm | Magma Master・Magna | Alien Meflias・Gent|
|Alien Hunters||Kanegon-a-Kindo | Alien Metron・Meld | Chibu Loader Strong | Alien Metron・Destroy | Alien Chibull (Chibu Loader Strong) | Guts Alien・Seeds | Alien Magma・Hoog | Alien Groza・Granzer | Alien Deathre・Deflame|
|Plasma Kaiju||Eleking | Antlar | Neronga | Bemstar | Dinosaur Tank | Red King | Gomora | Zetton | Reicubas | Birdon | Golza | Gandar | Tyrant | Pestar | King Joe | Grand King | Verokron | U-Killersaurus|
|Ultra Zone Kaiju|
|Sadola | Alien Temperor | Bemstar | Hoe | Eleking | Telesdon | Gudon | Alien Zarab | King Guesra | Gan-Q | Deathrem | Alien Magma | Alien Babarue | Zetton | Red King | Alien Guts | Alien Valky | Alien Pitt | Alien Metron | Dada | Suflan | Birdon | Pigmon | Banpira | Lunaticks | Alien Mefilas | King Joe | Bemular|
|Ultraman R/B Kaiju|
|Ultraman R/B||Grigio Bone | Cereza | Black King | Gargorgon | Red King | Guebasser | Mecha Gomora | Aribunta | Ultraman Orb Dark | Gomess (S) | Horoboros | Bezelb | Gubila | Grigio King | Neronga | Pigmon | Booska | Dada | Alien Zarab | Alien Mefilas | Alien Chibull | Alien Bado | Alien Pitt | Alien Nackle | King Joe | Grand King Megalos | Gomora | Kamisori Demaaga | Grigio Regina | Leugocyte|
|Ultraman R/B The Movie: Select! The Crystal of Bond||Bemstar | Gan-Q | Alien Pegassa Pega | Mecha Gomora | Snake Darkness | Pigmon | Grigio Regina|
|Ultraman R/B Novel: The Blue-Eyed Girl Whose Name is Gray||Bakubarba | Nero | Margodon | Grigio | Fearmonger | Alien Egon Ciel | Barrigator No. 1 and 2 | Leugocyte|
|Shin Ultraman Kaiju|
|Gomess | Mammoth Flower | Peguila | Larugeus | Kaigel | Pagos | Neronga | Gabora | Alien Zarab | Alien Mefilas | Zetton|