Ancient Giants of Light
Ancient Giants of Light
Members: Ultraman Tiga
Evil Tiga
Tiga's companions
Affiliations: Super ancient Human civilization
Alignment: Light Side
Super Ancient Human Civilization (Mankind in general)
First appearance: Ultraman Tiga Episode 1 "The One Who Inherits the Light"
Latest appearance: Ultraman Tiga: The Final Odyssey

The Ancient Giants of Light (古代の光の巨人 Kodai no hikari no Kyojin) were Ultras from the Neo Frontier Space Timeline, that protected an ancient advanced human civilization on Earth over 30 millions years ago, the same civilization that Yuzare hailed from. These Ultras came from a distant star and are the people of Tiga and Dyna. In the modern day the only evidence of their existence were the statues they left behind and the ruins of R'lyeh Island that rose with Gatanothor and then later sank back beneath the sea.


Long ago on ancient Earth, these Ultras came from a distant star. They worked together to protect ancient mankind from the terrible monsters that plagued their world and their civilization, protecting them from evil influences such as the Kilaliens. However, despite their good natured intentions, they were eventually destined to fall. The giants of light who assimilated with warriors gradually create two factions, and conflict arose between them. In the intensifying war, the giants of light transformed into Dark Giants by the "darkness" hidden in their hearts, and began to destroy civilization. Under the leadership of Tiga Dark, the Dark Giants ignited a civil war between the Ultras leading to devastation that nearly destroyed them. Only by Yuzare's words, Tiga Dark turned to the light and he in turn sealed away his former comrades and sent them to R'lyeh Island, absorbing their powers to gain his Multi Type and his alternate forms.

Then came a disaster that sealed the fate of the ancient human civilization. The plant monster Gijera arose and its pollen made the humans addicted, placing them in childish stupors which destined the humans to have a "painless destruction". This was a problem, as beings of light, the Ultras refused to interfere with the choices mankind made for itself. The Ultras were forced to leave mankind to its fate as a great evil rose up and destroyed them. As the Ultras left Earth, some like Tiga left physical replicas of themselves for their future descendants to find and use to stop the cycle of destruction. 

At the end of the fight the threat of the dark has left but the super ancient civilization has been destroyed. A few giants including Tiga survive, entrusting hope to human beings of the future, imprinted their power in the back of human genes, and put himself into a long sleep. He hopes that the same tragedy will not be repeated again.

In The Final Odyssey, the remains of fallen combatants in R'lyeh donated their light to resurrect the defeated Ultraman Tiga as Glitter Tiga, therefore placing an end to both Demonzour and the dark influences from their civilization.

Known Members


Ancient Giants of Light



Tiga's companions


  • Ancient Giants were portrayed by Hiroyuki OkanoDaisuke Terai and Tsuyoshi Matsubara.
  • In the battle scenes, the filmmakers used modified Dyna suits, split-screen and green screen computer techniques to make it look like they were all on screen at the same time. They darkened the suits via lighting to silhouette their physical appearance so viewers wouldn't pay much attention to them and maintain the sense of atmosphere.
    • All the Ultras in flashback were reused Ultraman Dyna's suits, especially Miracle Type.
    • While most of the statues of the deceased Ultras were either recycled or modeled after other Ultras including Tiga, Gaia, Agul, Ace, Great, Mother of Ultra, Powered, and 80 stage show suits, especially Agul.
  • Given that fact that R'lyeh island was said to be their home and the fact that they had human descendants, it is quite clear that the Ancient Giants had human forms. This is proven by the Dark Giants who each had their own human form, the original Tiga as such had a human form and from the reaction of the Dark Giants it is reasonable to assume it was identical to Daigo. It was even said by Camearra that she and Daigo (referring to the original Tiga) met in the place where they fought. Given that the buildings were made for human sized residents, this is further evidence to support the theory.
    • If this theory is correct then the Spark Lens would be the default transformation item for them.
  • Ancient Ultra axe

    Ancient "axe" head

    Given the fact that all of them have Light Crystal, it is quite clear that the Ancient Giants can change types. This is prove by many Ultras have changed type, example the Ultra with "axe" head model, because in his first appearance (the battle with the Golzas) he used a modified Dyna Miracle Type and then he changed to a modified version Flash Type in the middle of the battle and then in the battle between the Ancient Ultras, he used a modified Strong Type.
  • Ancient Giants' grunts are modified version of Ultraman Tiga's produced by Hiroshi Nagano.
  • In modern times after Ultraman Tiga's revival, Ultraman Tiga was the first Ancient Giant of Light to interfere with mankind's decision and defeated the Gijera plant which ultimately stopped the cycle of destruction.
    • This and other statements implies the Giants had a code similar to the Prime Directive from the Star Trek franchise. 

See also

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 | Ultraman Zero | Ultraman Saga | Ultraman Ginga | Ultraman Victory | Ultraman Ginga Victory | Ultraman X | Ultraman Orb | Ultraman Geed | Ultraman Rosso | Ultraman Blu | Ultraman Ruebe | Ultrawoman Grigio | Ultraman Groob
Other Ultras Seven's 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 manga) | 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 | Ultraman Tiga (Uchūsen Manga) | Ultraman (ULTRAMAN Manga)
Another Genesis Giants Blast | Ultraman | Ultraseven | Belial | Jack | Ace | Taro | Luna and Corona | Tiga | Jean-Bot | Father Burai | Glen Fire | Mirror Master | Leo | King
Imitation and Evil Ultras Imitation Ultraman | Robot Ultraseven | Ace Robot | Imitation Astra | Delusion Ultraseven | Evil Ultraman Great | Imitation Ultraman Joneus | Ultraman Shadow | Evil Tiga | Camearra | Darramb | Hudra | 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 | Ultraseven Geist | Ultraman Dark | Seven Dark | Geed's Brothers | Ultraman Orb Dark | Ultraman Tregear
Outlaw Ultras Ultraman Millennium | Ultraman Elite | Dark Ultraman | Ultraman (Dragon Force)