The Ancient Giants of Light (古代の光の巨人 Kodai no hikari no Kyojin) were Ultras from the Neo Frontier Space World, that protected an ancient advanced human civilization on Earth over 30 million 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 Demonzoa and the dark influences from their civilization.

Known Members




Tiga's companions


  • Ancient Giants were portrayed by Hiroyuki OkanoDaisuke Terai and Tsuyoshi Matsubara.
  • Ancient Giants' grunts are modified version of Ultraman Tiga's produced by Hiroshi Nagano.
  • 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 that were in flashback were portrayed using reused and modified Ultraman Dyna's suits, especially the Miracle Type suit.
    • 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.
    • Given Camearra's use of a Spark Lens, it would appear that this is the default transformation item for them.
      • There have been other sources outside that claim the other Dark Giants have their own unseen Spark Lenses, and that it was indeed the standard transformation device for them.
  • Many fans presume that since many of the Ancient Giants had what appeared to be, what fans call, a Light Crystal, they all had the powers of Type Change. At present there is no evidence proving as the only Ancient Giant confirmed to have this ability is Tiga, and his power of Type Change is heavily implied to come from absorbing the powers of the other Dark Giants.
  • 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

Showa Ultras Ultraman | Zoffy | Ultraseven | Ultraman Jack | Ultraman Ace | Ultraman Taro | Ultraman Leo | Astra | Ultraman 80 | Ultraman Joneus | Ultraman Chuck | Ultraman Scott | Ultrawoman Beth | Andro Melos | Andro Wolf | Andro Mars | Andro Floru
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
Reiwa Ultras Ultraman Taiga | Ultraman Titas | Ultraman Fuma | Ultraman Reiga | Ultraman Zett
Other Ultras Seven's Superior | Father of Ultra | Mother of Ultra | Ultraman King | Elek | Loto | Amia | People of U40 | Warrior of Light | Yullian | Ultraman Kiyotaka | Ultra Nyan | Ancient Giants of Light | Tiga's companions | Ultraman Boy | Ultraman Pict | Ultraman Nice | Ultra Idemitsujin | Ultraman Robin | Ultraman Neko | Ultraman Ribut | Filis
Counterparts/Alternate Universe versions Ultraman (Neo Frontier Space World) | 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 (The World Where The Ultra Flare Occurred)
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Stage show and video game exclusive Voice | Peony | Zora | Sora | Dark Killer First | Dark Killer Zoffy | Dark Killer Seven | Dark Killer Jack | Dark Killer Ace | Ultraman Geist | Ultraseven Geist | Geed's Brothers
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Another Genesis Giants Blast | Ultraman | Ultraseven | Belial | Jack | Ace | Taro | Luna and Corona | Tiga | Jean-Bot | Father Burai | Glen Fire | Mirror Master | Leo | King
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