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Alien Shaplay (シャプレー星人 Shapurē Seijin) was an alien originally featured in the 1967 tokusatsu TV series, Ultraseven. Alien Shaplay appeared in episode 20.

Subtitle: Dark Alien (暗黒星人 Ankoku Seijin)



Alien Shaplay's name was inspired by the real-life astronomer, Harlow Shapley.



Disguising himself as an assistant to a seismologist, Alien Shaplay and his monster, Giradorus were on a mission to retrieve Ultonium a stone that made up the core of the earth.

Alien Shaplay in Ultraseven

While Giradorus was searching for the Ultonium underground, he was causing strange seismic activity in a mountain range, prompting the Ultra Guard to go investigate. During the investigation, the Ultra Guard looked at pink stone that 2 girls found during the earthquake. After showing them to the seismologist and his assistant, the seismologist explained that the stone was Ultonium and if to much of it was taken out of the earth, Earth would destroy itself. Alien Shaplay, still in his disguise, nearly got away with stealing the rubies by fooling Anne that the seismologist was a alien, until he had dropped an important device the seismologist was looking for.

While some of the Ultra Guard members were underground, Alien Shaplay turned into his true form after retrieving the device, revealing it to be his transformation device. Before he started attacking the Ultra Guard, he claimed that the seismologist was an alien himself, but the Ultra Guard members on the surface did not believe him and shot him dead. However, before dying, Alien Shaplay called out to his monster Giradorus to finish off the Ultra Guard before bursting into flames.


  • Human form actor: Takashi Kitahara.
  • Alien Shaplay's suit would later be used for Alien Delon in Fight! Mighty Jack.
  • Alien Shaplay is the first alien shown to require a transformation device.
    • His transformation device is also the first one not related in any way to the Ultras.
  • In the TNT dub, he is renamed to Raveen of Mesmeras.
  • Alien Shaplay's illusions are created from a modified suit of Alien Godola with "ears" from Alien Pedan attached.

Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie

Alien Shaplay, as seen in the Ultra Galaxy film.

Alien Shaplay reappeared in the movie Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie.

In the film, a Reionics Alien Shaplay was sent by Ultraman Belial (along with a select few monsters that belonged to Belial) to keep anyone from reaching the Plasma Spark Tower where Ultraman Taro was protecting the last trace of energy to keep the planet alive.

Appearing with Belial's batch of monsters, (Dorako, Bemstar, and Saramandora) Shaplay confronted Rei and Mirai on the now abandoned and frozen Land of Light and fought Mirai, eventually damaging his Mebium Brace. A short time into their battle, Rei and Mirai were saved by Dan Moroboshi, who sent his capsule monsters to battle Belial's monsters, and Shin Hayata, who incapacitated Shaplay by blasting him into a wall of ice that collapsed on him.

After the four heroes united and reached the Plasma Spark Tower, they were confronted by Alien Shaplay again, who summoned his Black King to attack them. Rei sends his Gomora to battle Black King while the three Ultras search the Spark Tower. They are ambushed by Alien Shaplay once inside, but Alien Shaplay is defeated after being shot many times by Hayata and then plunging to his death off a cliff.


  • Alien Shaplay is one of the few Reionics still alive after the Reionics Battle. However, it is possible that Belial revived him after the battle.
  • Alien Shaplay is one of the few monsters in the Belial Army to not die via explosion, alongside Bemstar, Alien Zetton, King Guesra and Twin Tail.

Ultraman X

Alien Shaplay, as he appears in Ultraman X

Alien Shaplay along with Alien Magma are mercenaries hired by Gina Spectre who swear their allegiance to as they join Gina in witnessing the arrival of her brother Mold from another dimension.

Shaplay was soon tasked along with Magma to guard Ultraman Victory's host Sho as he was soon tied up and mouth guarded by Mold. While happily stating that they would take over the universe with the Gua Army, Sho escapes and uses his Victorian abilities to knock down the aliens.

While looking for Sho, they came across Arisa and Asuna, fought them and won, while Mold fought Ultraman X. Magma then turned giant and left the women with Shaplay to deal with. After Mold, along with a giant Alien Magma, got hit by a EX Red King bullet fired from Sho's Victory Lancer, the Gua Army retreated and Shaplay, along with Magma, were whipped and scolded by Gina until Mold told her it will be time to meet the Gua Army.

Shaplay, along with Magma, Gina, and Mold, stood by to watch the Gua Army gather to Earth until Xio interfered and X and Victory arrived for a rematch as Shaplay and Gina fought Xio and Arisa. However, after Alien Magma was defeated by Victory and Ultraman Ginga showed up and turned the fight against Mold Spectre, Shaplay along with Gina retreated.

Shaplay volunteered to find more soldiers for the Gua Army by contacting Alien Markind and he offered Mecha Gomora's Spark Doll and a Spark Doll detector for a price but Shaplay refused and shot him to death. They soon let Mecha Gomora loose near a factory and ambushed Hikaru and Sho before they can transform to stop him. Shaplay finally met his end after he defended Gina from a King Joe charged bullet and got destroyed in the process. End of the Rainbow Sword of Victory The Shining Sky, and the Land Beneath It


Ultraman Orb

From outer space, Katarohi (カタロヒ Katarohi) plans to turn Earth and humans into living farm through distributions of Slimtonium. He did so by disguising himself as a street jewel monger Takahiro (タカヒロ) and sold the smaller crystals to women, among them being Ittetsu Shibukawa's daughter. When Shibukawa caught wind of his plots, Takahiro was forced to unveil his disguise and harnessed the energy to Bemular (Empowered). As Bemular battled Orb, who had risen to fight the creature, Katarohi proceeded to battle Ittetsu. The alien fiercely toyed with him, using the crystal to control Bemular while countering Ittetsu's every move.

Eventually, while both Shibukawa and Orb were down, the two who rose up to defeat their opponents, with Orb transforming into his Origin form and disabling Bemular's signature attack, and Ittetsu using his martial art skills to put Shaplay in a choke hold, effectively making the villain beg for him to let go. Orb proceeded to finish Bemular off with the Orb Flame Calibur, while Shibukawa fired his pistol at a set of oil barrels, both finishers caused an explosion that defeated the villainous duo of Shaplay and Bemular. That night, defeated, Katarohi wandered the grounds he had fought upon. He stumbled across a newly clothed Jugglus Juggler, donning a snake heart theme. As a blood moon rose, Juggler struck Shaplay down, killing him once and for all. Hard-Boiled River


  • Voice actor: Shota Yamamoto
  • Actor (Katarohi): Takaya Inoue
  • The Alien Shaplay suit from Ultraman X was reused for Shaplay's appearance in the series.

Ultraman Geed

Riku's Shaplay Metal badge

Though not appearing, the Alien Shaplay race was mentioned by RE.M..

Wanting to experience Leito Igaguri's life as a salaryman, RE.M. provided Riku Asakura with the Shaplay Metal badge that allows him to disguise as Leito. This badge as well extends to Pega's influence, allowing both people to pose as Leito when needed with the latter capable of entirely shrouding his appearance in public. After a day working as a salaryman, Riku still doubted the badge given by RE.M., although she is obligated to every orders that Riku provided.


Ultraman Taiga The Movie: New Generation Climax

After hearing about Grimdo's eventual arrival on Earth the Villain Guild attempt one last effort before trying to escape. They had started to target Hiroyuki Kudo for his Ultraman Bracelets, intending to sell them off for a high price. Alien Shaplay, Alien Keel, Alien Serpent, Lecuum and Alien Groza attempted to mug Hiroyuki, but the aliens were defeated with combined efforts from Hiroyuki, Katsumi Minato, Isami Minato and Riku Asakura. Ultraman Taiga The Movie: New Generation Climax


Alien Shaplay movie I.png
  • Height: 1.7 m
  • Weight: 60 kg
  • Origin: Planet Shaplay in the Shadowed Galaxy
Powers and Weapons
  • Human Disguise: Alien Shaplay can disguise himself as a human. He transforms into his true form via a transformation badge made from Shaplay Metal (シャプレーメタル Shapurē Metaru).
  • Pistol: Alien Shaplay is equipped with a pistol with explosive properties.
  • Illusions: Alien Shaplay can alter a human's perception. He used this to make Ann believe a human professor's shadow was that of an alien. He explained this to be a simple trick of telepathy.
  • Extraordinary Jumper: Alien Shaplay could make impressive jumps, while these were no where as high as an Ultra at human form, they were still beyond human abilities.
Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie
  • Acid Spit: Alien Shaplay can spit out corrosive slime that can damage Mirai/Mebius' Mebium Brace.
  • Battlenizer: Alien Shaplay has a Battlenizer like Reimon's. He used this to summon his Black King.
Ultraman Orb
  • Slimtonium (ヤセルトニウム Yaserutoniumu): Shaplay Katarohi possesses a power stone named Slimtonium.
    • Absorption: It functions by absorbing the life forces of women who possess smaller Slimtoniums and gather them in his main Slimtonium.
    • Empowerment: It has the ability to empower beings, namely Bemular.
  • Acceleration: Shaplay is capable of moving at a blinding speed and possess great reflexes.

Other Media

Ultraman Galaxy

Alien Shaplay reappeared in the puzzle role-playing game for mobile devices, Ultraman Galaxy as a C (Common) card that you can unlock him in one of the levels in the game with a high chance of getting Shaplay.



Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie

Ultraman X

Ultraman Orb


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Ultra Galaxy Kaiju
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Ultraman Orb Chronicle Kaiju
'Tree of Life' (Ultraman Orb THE ORIGIN SAGA) Jugglus Juggler | Alien Wraith Psychi | Amate/War Deity | Alien Kanon | Morks | Bezelb | Queen Bezelb | Kugutsu Arstron | Kugutsu King Guesra | Gargorgon | Kugutsu Bemstar | Lidorias | Bolgils | Kugutsu Birdon | Kugutsu Vakishim | Kugutsu Verokron | Psyqueen
'I am the Galaxy's Migrating Bird' Murnau | Jiggle | Dinosaur Tank | Pestar | Gamakugira | Takkong | Gora | Alien Gapiya Sadis | Orlok | Alien Zartana | Alien Nackle Ramon Brothers | Jugglus Juggler
'The Man Who Stole The Black Hole' Jugglus Juggler | Biranki | Gango | Balloonga/Balloonga Bomb
'Fierce Battle! Ishtal Civilization' Jugglus Juggler/Nuru Ra Hotep | Dodongo | Mummy Monsters | Magatanothor
'From Rusalka With Love' Kingsaurus II | Super C.O.V. | Pris-Ma | Maga-Zetton | Jugglus Juggler | Three-meter Aliens | Biranki | Hungler
'The Wandering Sun' (Ultraman Orb) Peguila | Maga-Zetton | Maga-Basser | Jugglus Juggler | Maga-Grand King | Maga-Jappa | Maga-Pandon | Alien Zetton Maddock | Hyper Zetton Deathscythe | Alien Mefilas Nostra | Alien Nackle Nagus | Alien Metron Tarude | Aribunta | Hoe | Ragon Parent | Ragon Child | Gubila | Alien Babarue Babaryu/Imitation Ultraman Orb | Telesdon | Kelbim | Black King | Maga-Orochi | Galactron | Zeppandon | Alien Zelan | Alien Shaplay Katarohi | Bemular (Empowered) | Renki (Crimson Lotus Knight) | Maya | Hyper Zetton Deathscythe (Reserver) | Alien Pitt Myu | Nova | Black Directive | Kamaitadon (Mentioned) | Demaaga | Gomess (S) | Magatano-Orochi
'Space Witch Murnau's Counterattack, Sadis' Return' (Ultraman Orb The Movie: Let Me Borrow the Power of Bonds!) Galactron | Alien Ckalutch | Cicada Woman | Galmess | Hupnath | Jugglus Juggler | Murnau | Alien Gapiya Sadis | Alien Temperor Batista | Alien Hipporit Callisto | Alien Guts Doppel | Alien Serpent | Lecuum | Darebolic | Zeppandon
'Super Sky Great Violent-beast Desastro' Desastro
'Messengers of the Netherworld Mage' (Ultra Fight Orb) Reibatos | Juda Spectre | Demaaga | Mecha Gomora | Vict Lugiel | King Joe | Birdon | Gudon | Twin Tail | Hyper Zetton | Tyrant
'Migrating Birds, Go To The Sky' Biranki | Jugglus Juggler
Ultraman Festival 2016 Alien Baltan | Cyber Mecha Baltan | Zetton Alien Baltan | Zett
Ultraman Taiga Kaiju
Ultraman Taiga Alien Rivers Kawazu | Homare Soya | Alien Ckalutch | Cicada Human | Alien Magma Maguma | Baby Zandrias | Zegun | Young Mother Zandrias | Alien Markind Markind | Hellberus | Baby Guesra Chibisuke | Lecuum | King Guesra Chibisuke | Galactron MK2 | Darebolic (MB) | Alien Fanton | Alien Zetton Zolin | Volk | Alien Serpent | Galmess | Hupnath | Alien Pedan | Chiburoid | Alien Seger Aoi | Segmeger | Alien Damara | Alien Gapiya Abel | Cicada Girl | Alien Perolynga | Alien Babarue | Alien Hook | Night Fang | Majappa | Maiko Namekata | Alien Keel | Hupnath | Alien Nackle Odyssa | Black King | Maria | Alien Zelan Oshoro | Pagos | Gymaira | Ilt | Gigadelos | Lunah | Alien Galo | Dethmon | Purana | Baby Samekujira | Lim Eleking | Baby Vadata | Alien Chibull Mabuze | Skull Gomora | Alien Semon Meed | Demaaga | Bemular | Alien Bat Seiji Komori | Alien Pitt Hitomi Mizuno | Zetton | Gorothunder | Alien Haze Mystie | Alien Bado El-Ray | Aribunta | Pandon | Alien Ghose | Takkong | Shinji | Giestron | Alien Godola | Alien Sran | Alien Zarab | Woola
Ultraman Taiga The Movie: New Generation Climax Grimdo | Dada | Alien Magma Maguma | Alien Markind Markind | Legionoid Dada Customize | Alien Keel | Alien Serpent | Lecuum | Alien Fanton | Alien Zelan | Alien Ckalutch | Alien Bado | Alien Shaplay | Alien Groza | Hellberus | Segmeger | Night Fang | Gigadelos | Gorothunder
Tri-Squad VoiceDrama Kishiader | Gerg | Imbiza | Re-Brocken | Mecha Birdon | Dakumiran | Zabiden | Bazelia | Re-Zaragas | Re-Alien Iyros | Re-Beacon | Re-Muruchi | Pestria | Paraidar | Dairaoh | Ilia | Alien Godmes
Tregear's Story/Blue Shadow Gagoze | Snark | Murnau | Leugocyte | Greeza | Alien Pegassa Pega | Snake Darkness