Alien Prote (プロテ星人 Purote Seijin) was an alien that appeared in the TV series, Ultraseven.
Subtitle: Space Spy (宇宙スパイ Uchū Supai)
- Height: 1.7 ~ 46 m
- Weight: 100 kg ~ 12,000 t
- Origin: Planet Prote, 7th Planet of the Cylius Galaxy
It was an average day in Japan, but as a woman walked through a building at a university, she heard a crash, opening the door to see a strange creature, causing her to run. Afterwards, Alien Prote, the latest alien to appear on Earth, took the form of a human scientist, heading back into the room after making sure she’d left. He had befriended a young man with few friends to use as a pawn in his plans and to keep suspicion off of himself. As a member of the Ultra Garrison visited the campus, he became aware of the strange happenings, deciding to investigate the professor whom Alien Prote was disguised as. However, as she drove Prote’s Earth friend home, he suddenly grabbed the steering wheel when she explained a friend of hers was from the Ultra Garrison, eventually crashing the car, he then confronted her, mocking and threatening her. Before anything that made sense could be gathered, the Ultra Garrison arrived.
Later, Alien Prote was confronted by a member of the Ultra Garrison sent to spy on him, but when shots were fired, Prote was unharmed and fired back, knocking him out and crushing his communicator. The alien then commanded another member of his species in space to begin their operations. The Garrison member asked him what he was doing, after explaining their plan to steal satellites in space and utilize mankind’s dependency on them in a bid to conquer the Earth, and mocking him, he teleported off to report to the man who’d tried to capture the woman earlier, allowing him into his lab but after revealing his true evil plans to the boy, the earth-man attacked. Soon, the two struggled and Prote shed his guise to try to kill the witness.
Thankfully, Dan arrived to investigate his missing comrade and broke in, the two beginning to battle, leading Dan to transform into Ultraseven to continue their fight. Soon, both took the battle to the campus outside and grew to full size to do battle. However, Alien Prote’s invisibility and illusions kept Ultraseven busy until he finally managed to seemingly behead the alien, only for him it to be a copy and disappear, soon, two Protes confronted him, Ultraseven unsure of which was real and which a fake. Meanwhile, Alien Prote’s subordinate began stealing satellites in space. The Ultra Garrison pursued the alien, only for him to vanish as well. Back on Earth, Ultraseven turned invisible as well and lured the being out, then used a paralyzing beam to attempt the Wide Shot, but Prote broke free before Ultraseven could. While Ultraseven was busy dealing with illusions, the true Prote returned to his lair, trying to teleport off, only for his earth friend to grab on as well, causing the teleported to short circuit and explode, vaporizing the Earthling and the alien invader, making the illusionary Prote to vanish. Ultraseven flew into outer space and saved the satellite, allowing the Ultra Garrison to blow up the Prote Saucer, ending their threat.
- Actor: Masahiko Naruse
- Suit actor: Tetsuo Yamamura
- Alien Prote's name came from the Greek word "Prometheus".
- In the middle-to-late 1990s, footage of Alien Prote was used for the TNT, TBS and Cartoon Network show Cartoon Planet. Alien Prote footage was used to depict the girlfriend of Shiny Boy (really Ultraseven), an alien in the recurring sketch entitled 'Messages from Outer Space' that would feature other Ultraseven Kaiju broadcasting to Space Ghost, Zorak and Brak on Cartoon Planet. In the featured message, he was the girlfriend of Shiny Boy from the Garden Planet of Vegemite in the Camden Nebula.
- Prote's design bears similarities to an alien that came before him, Alien Mefilas.
- In the TNT English Dub, he was called Gurk of Anteron.
Powers and Weapons
- Human Disguise: Alien Prote can disguise himself as a human. While in this disguise he can phase through projectiles like bullets and emit lightning bolts from his fingers.
- Prote Saucer: Alien Prote can command a saucer from far away designed to steal satellites.
- Illusions: Alien Prote is capable of casting powerful illusions, confusing his opponents, with such things as the image of his floating head.
- Invisibility: Alien Prote can become invisible at will.
- Clones: Alien Prote can create clones of himself to fight for him. These are able to act independently from the original and even fight, allowing Prote to take care of other matters while they fight his enemies for him. It is not certain if these are part of his illusion powers
- Bolt Bind: Alien Prote can fire a bolt of energy from each ear that can bind enemies in place, although this has little effect on Ultras.