Banpira (バンピーラ Banpīra) is a spider-like monster from the TV series, Ultraman Nexus. It appeared in episode 29.

Subtitle: Arthropod Type Beast (アースロポッドタイプビースト Āsuropoddo Taipu Bīsuto)

History

Ultraman Nexus

A spider-like space beast that took a home in the mountain regions of Japan, the creature began to stalk and hunt human prey in the fog it created, and erase the memories of those that seen it. As word of a memory erasing creature began to spread, the Night Raiders began to suspect a beast was behind the missing persons. They sent in a team in to investigate, and in the thick fog, Komon discovered the creature and lifted a portion of the fog with a special energy round.

The monster began to attack and lashed out with its webs. Holding Komon in the air with its webs, the beast prepared to feed until Nexus arrived, saving the human. The giant hero lashed out with his own attacks, but Banpira refused to die. The Night Raiders were ordered to aid Ultraman and aided the hero with their own attacks, but the monster began to spew out a thick fog and managed to burrow away.

It had escaped, but the organ it used to create the fog was damaged. The creature soon emerged from the ground and was heading directly for the city. Ultraman Nexus was called forth again and summoned the Meta Field. Inside the field, Nexus escaped its webbing and managed to finally kill it with a shot of his Arrow-Ray Schtrom.

Trivia

  • Banpira's episode is the only Director's Cut of an episode of Ultraman Nexus. It was originally going to be a 2-part episode, but because so much footage was shot of it, it was instead patched together to create an hour-long special of the episode.
  • Banpira's design is based off of a spider.
  • Banpira's suit is made from a modified Chaos Bug suit.
  • Banpira's roar is a reused Magnia roar, and sometimes a combination with Gijera or Galberos roar.

Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle

Banpira, as seen in Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle

Banpira returned in episode 5 of Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle.

Banpira attacked ZAP SPACY while they were investigating a life signal in the ruins of Belargo. Rei quickly unleashed Gomora and the two battled. Banpira managed to land a few blows, but they were shrugged off by the horned beast whom quickly retaliated by firing his destructive Super Oscillatory Wave into Banpira's body, completely vaporizing the Space Beast.

Trivia

  • The Banpira suit from Ultraman Nexus was reused for Banpira's appearance in the series.
  • During the opening credits to the series, Banpira is seen battling Cherubim, even though neither monster fought nor met each other in the series.

Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie

Banpira reappeared in the movie Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie, as one of Ultraman Belial's 100 Monster Army. He was first seen rising out of the ground of the Monster Graveyard along with Eleking, Red King, Gudon, King GuesraHoe, and Tyrant. He then teams up with Eleking, Verokron, Fire Golza, King Joe Black, Doragory, Nova, King Pandon, Gan-Q, Alien Guts, and Alien Metron to take on Ultraseven. He was defeated when Ultraseven flipped him over with his herculean strength.

Trivia

  • The Banpira suit from Ultraman Nexus was reused for Banpira's appearance in the film.

Data

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Stats
  • Height: 45 m
  • Weight: 40,000 t
  • Origin: Unknown Hand
  • Attack: 600
  • Defense: 800
  • Speed: 1500
Powers and Weapons
  • Webs : From the mandibles on his face, Banpira can fire a thin line of webbing from his mouth that can ensnare prey or opponents.
  • Bladed Arms: Banpira's arms end with small blades that it can use to slash or stab his enemies with.
  • Earthquake: By pounding both of his arms to the ground, Banpira can cause huge earthquake's that can cause beings like Ultraman Nexus to lose their balance.
  • Fog: Banpira can release a blanket of fog from the top opening on the upper part of his body that can make him immune to detection.
  • Sonic Screech: Banpira can emit a high pitched screech to stun his enemies.
  • Amnesia: Banpira can make human survivors of his attacks forget their memories of it as soon as possible.

Other Media

Ultra Zone

Banpira reappears in episodes 10 and 11 of the series, Ultra Zone.

Banpira appears in a segment of the show that retells the events of episode 8 of the original Ultraman known as "Clandestine Suflan Island". Unlike the original episode, however, it is an expedition group that journeys to the island, also Red King battles the monsters Birdon and Banpira.

Gallery

Ultraman Nexus

Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle

Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie

Ultra N Project Kaiju
ULTRAMAN (2004 film) Beast the One | Zero (Mentioned)
Ultraman Nexus Pedoleon | Beesectar | Bugbuzun | Bugbuzun Brood | Bugbuzun Grooler | Galberos | Lafleya | Nosferu | Beast Human | Galberos II | Arakunia | Froguros | Golgolem | Kutuura | Grantella | Banpira | Lizarias | Lizarias Grolar | Mega Flash | Izmael
Unused Ultraman Nexus Monsters Unused Space Beasts from Ultraman Nexus
Ultra Galaxy Kaiju
Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle Telesdon | Sadola | Red King | Rei's Gomora | Rei's Litra (S) | Juran | Golza | Gudon | Neronga | Bemstar | Fire Litra | Fire Golza | Gan-Q | Banpira | Twin Tail | Froguros (B) | Bullton | Cherubim | Arstron | Eleking | Gromite | Angross | Arigera | Zoa Muruchi | Nova | Saramandora | Lunaticks | King Joe Black | Verokron | Doragory | Kate | Zetton | Reimon | EX Gomora
Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle: Never Ending Odyssey Alien Pitt | Reionics Hunter | Gomess (S) | Magular | Rei's Gomora | Dorako | Eleking |Alien Hook | Rei's Litra (S) | Alien Guts | Alien Zelan | Arstron | Alien Nackle | Galberos | Illusion Zetton | Reimon Burst Mode | Reionic Burst Gomora | Doragory | Alien Metron | Bemstar | Alien Babarue | Antlar | Vakishim | Alien Keel Grande | Tyrant | Kate | Fire Litra | Alien Zarab | Imitation Ultraman | Alien Mefilas | Armored Mefilas | Dada | Alien Temperor | Arigera | Armored Darkness | Miclas | Alien Zetton | Telesdon | King Joe Black | Cherubim | Red King | Alien Reflect | Birdon | King Joe Scarlet | Alien Rayblood | EX Gomora | EX Red King
Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie Bemular | Alien Zarab | Zaragas | Rei's Gomora | Dorako | Bemstar | Saramandora | Alien Shaplay | Windom | Miclas | Agira | Pigmon | Black King | Rei's Litra (S) | Gomess (S) | Alien Baltan | Antlar | Red King | Magular | Telesdon | Dada | Zetton | Eleking | Alien Metron | Alien Guts | Arstron | Sadola | Gudon | Twin Tail | Alien Nackle | Verokron | Vakishim | Doragory | Lunaticks | Birdon | Mukadender | Alien Temperor | Tyrant | Alien Valky | Alien Magma | Alien Pressure | Alien Babarue | Nova | Hoe | Fire Golza | Gan-Q | Galberos | Froguros (B) | Banpira | Cherubim | Gromite | Zoa Muruchi | Alien Reflect | Angross | Jasyuline | Arigera | Roberuga II | King Joe Black | Super Alien Hipporit | King Silvergon | King Goldras | King Pandon | King Guesra | Alien Zetton | Nurse | Belyudra
Ultra Galaxy Legend Gaiden: Ultraman Zero vs. Darklops Zero Rei's Gomora | Rei's Litra (S) | Darklops Zero | Mecha Gomora | Alien Salome | Imitation Ultraseven | Imitation Ultraman (SR) | Imitation Ultraman Jack (SR) | Imitation Ultraman Ace (SR) | Imitation Zoffy (SR)
Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Adventure Bullton | Gomora | Pigmon | Red King | Alien Pedan | Alien Hipporit | Bemular | Alien Nackle | Yapool | EX Tyrant | Alien Keel Vittorio | EX Gomora | Alien Zarab | EX Eleking | Alien Metron | EX Red King | Alien Babarue | King of Mons | Bajiris | Baby Arados | Alien Rayblood | Grand King | Silverbloome | Deathfacer
Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Adventure NEO Kyrieloid | Kanegon | Red King | Agira | Vittorio | Alien Guts | Gatanothor | EX Zetton | Rayblood | Kate
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
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