Bemular (ベムラー Bemurā) is a ruthless, alien, reptile-like monster that somehow managed to escape from the Monster Graveyard. He was confronted by Ultraman on Earth and was destroyed. Many more members of this species appear throughout the Ultraman Series.
Subtitle: Space Monster (宇宙怪獣 Uchū Kaijū)
- 1 History
- 2 Data
- 3 Other Media
- 4 Merchandise
- 5 References
Escaping from the Monster Graveyard with Ultraman in hot pursuit across the universe, Bemular made his way to Earth and landed in Lake Ryugamori, hiding himself while Ultraman crashed into Shin Hayata's ship, killing him and out of grief, merging with him to better protect the planet.
Meanwhile, the Science Patrol went after Bemular, who was still hiding in the lake, using Sub S22 (piloted by the revived Hayata) to make Bemular come out of hiding. Bemular, however, grabbed the ship with his jaws and hurled it to the ground and proceeded to set it on fire with his heat beam.
For the first time ever, Hayata used the Beta Capsule as directed by his savior and the being called Ultraman appeared to fight against Bemular. After a long and brutal fight, Ultraman used the Spacium Beam to destroy Bemular as he was trying to escape again.
- Suit Actor: Teruo Aragaki
- Bemular's name was originally one of the proposed concepts for the name of the Ultraman series itself. It was originally to be named Scientific Special Search Party: Bemular (科学特捜隊 ベムラー Kagaku Tokusō Tai - Bemurā).
- Bemular's roar is a modified Godzilla roar, being played reverse and fading into the original roar at a higher pitch, creating a mechanical effect.
- Due to the suit possessing props for its arms (as a human's arms are too bulky for it intended appearance), the suit actor of Bemular has his arms inside the suit, giving Bemular a very thin appearance.
- The Bemular suit would later be recycled and modified to create the monster Gango.
- Due to the placement of the eyelids on Bemular, one being lower than and one completely lacking an eyelid, it gives the monster a deranged and psychotic look.
- Episode 49 of Ultraman Tiga features a monster similar to Bemular in appearance and origin named Yanakargie. In the episode this monster was chased to Earth by the original Ultraman and was sealed in a lake but was released by Charija and fought both Ultraman and Ultraman Tiga and was defeated by their combined might. The monster and episode was to pay tribute to Bemular as at the time it was Ultraman's 30th anniversary.
- The Kaiju known as Beast the One is the ULTRAMAN 2004 film adaption of Bemular.
- In the movie Great Decisive Battle! The Super 8 Ultra Brothers, it shows young alternate Gamu, Asuka, and Daigo who were excited to watch the then new show Ultraman on television, Ultraman's first episode aired on an old TV, the scene where Ultraman battles Bemular is shown.
- Interestingly, as Zetton is the final monster, both it and Bemular first appearances featured them coming out of a blue sphere of some kind. Bemular's method of travel is a blue sphere meanwhile Zetton's entrance had a growing blue sphere until it exploded, releasing it.
- Bemular's visage was lifted and used for the popular 1970 trading card series, Pachimon, creating the monsters Lygon and Kokura. His head was also reused for an unnamed monster.
Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie
Bemular reappeared in the movie Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie.
Unlike the majority of monsters that appear in the film, Bemular was pursued by Ultraman Mebius throughout space, Bemular lands on a desert-like planet to do battle against Mebius. However, the battle was short and Ultraman Mebius defeats him with the Mebium Shoot.
- Unlike his original appearance, Bemular's eyes are completely white with pupils. Also, his arms are utilized by the suit actor's forearms, rather than using props instead.
- This was the first appearance of Bemular in the Ultraman Series' canon in 43 years. Ironically (if not more fitting), Bemular is the first monster to appear in the film.
- Much like his original appearance, Bemular's first appearance was him being chased by Mebius, with both combatants battling in their travel spheres.
- Bemular's place in the film was to originally be taken by Zetton, but Bemular's inclusion was a last-minute change.
- Bemular can be seen as one of the fingers on Belyudra's left hand.
- Bemular's suit in the film was planned to be altered from a suit used in attractions. However, due to the damage it had sustained over time, the production staff decided it would be easier and quicker to create an entirely new suit.
Ultra Zero Fight
Bemular, Telesdon, Gudon, and Sadola were revived by Gurashie and together they fought Ultraman Zero. Bemular fired at Zero first but Zero blocked it. Both Bemular and Telesdon were killed by Zero's Miracle Zero Sluggers.
- The Bemular suit from Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie was reused for its appearance in Ultra Zero Fight.
Ultraman Ginga S
Bemular reappeared in episode 9 of Ultraman Ginga S, Monslived by Alien Guts Vorst to assist Bemstar in fighting Victory by firing his Energy Blasts and even when Ginga appeared to help him, they confused them with the teleportation and duplication skills inherited by Vorst. After dodging a Victorium Shoot by splitting in two, Bemular tied them up with energy ropes that were broken when Bemstar rammed into them. The two Ultras dodged the ropes shot by Bemular a second time after Bemstar absorbed Ginga's Ginga Cross Shoot. Bemular, his clone, and Bemstar eventually got tied up after the two Ultras tricked them. Bemular was then killed after Ginga transformed into Ginga Strium and fired Ultraman's Spacium Beam at him (the same move that the original Ultraman killed the first Bemular with) and then, its clone disappeared.
Bemular was the first monster to be awakened during the Ultra Flare, rampaging in a construction site in Japan at night. Like the other monsters who emerged during the Ultra Flare, this individual's status is unknown.
Fifteen years later, another member of its species appeared in Canada, emerging from a lake and tried to attack Lt. Sayuri Tachibana's family members. It wasn't until Sayuri merged with Ultraman Nexus that her family was safe. Sayuri/Nexus killed Bemular in the aftermath off-screen.
- Bemular's emergence from the lake is a reference to the first one from the original Ultraman series, while its battle with Nexus is a tribute to Beast the One, a monster that was based on Bemular and fought Ultraman the Next, Nexus' devolved form.
An evolved Bemular known as Bemular (Empowered) (ベムラー (強化) Bemurā (Kyōka)) was summoned by Alien Shaplay after he absorbed the energy from the necklace of a young girl using a Slimtonium stone, which he sold as a necklace.
Bemular emerged from the ground and used his special weapon to lay waste to the surrounding city area. Gai Kurenai immediately transformed into Ultraman Orb Spacium Zeperion with his Orb Ring to fight the monster while Shibukawa dealt with the alien. For the first time in a while, Orb was actually able to deal with the monster easily in his Spacium Zeperion form in close combat. However, when he tried to finish him off with his Sperion Ray, Bemular used his horns like a lightning rod to conduct the attack and counterattacked with his Hyper Pale Heat Wave, leaving Orb exposed to the monster's stomping. Orb managed to get Bemular off him, though, and gained the upper hand again by throwing him and dodging his attack. Unfortunately, the monster turned the tide against Orb once again, resulting in his Color Timer flashing.
However, Orb didn't give up and transformed into his Orb Origin form to even the odds. The Ultra struck him with an energy slash from his Orbcalibur and used it to block the monster's energy attack. After he cut off Bemular's horns, Orb finished off Bemular with his Orb Flame Calibur, which encased him inside a fire ball. As Shibukawa finished off Shaplay by striking an oil can with his gun, igniting it and obliterating him, Orb destroyed Bemular with one final slash of his Orbcalibur.
Bemular was a monster from Planet M35, who was brought to Earth one night, having been summoned by Alien Hook, who plotted with Seiji Komori to overthrow humanity and turn Planet Earth into a place for aliens to live. Ultraman Fuma first fought it, but switched places with Ultraman Titas later on. After a short fight, Titas used his Astro Beam to destroy Bemular while the Hook watched their battle.
- Height: 50 m
- Weight: 25,000 t
- Origin: Planet M35 (took residence in Ryugamori lake)
- Flight Speed: Mach 1.3 (when in space orb)
- Powers and Weapons
- Pale Heat Wave (ペイル熱線 Peiru Messen): Also referred to as Blue Heat Ray (青色熱光線 Aoiro Netsu Kōsen) in ULTRA MONSTERS, this ability is an extremely powerful, missile-strength beam of blue energy, capable of causing large explosions, fired from Bemular's mouth.
- Monster Attack (怪獣連撃 Kaijū Shingeki): Bemular can fire rapid blasts of highly explosive energy from its mouth.
- Spherical Change (球体変化 Kyūtai Henka): In order to gain rapid movement, Bemular can transform his body into a glowing ball of blue energy that allows him to fly through the air at speeds of up to Mach 2. He can fly at even faster speeds through space.
- Underwater Adaptation: Bemular is capable of adapting into underwater environments, using it to hide within the Ryugamori Lake.
- ULTRA MONSTERS
- Mons Fireball (モンスファイアーボール Monsu Faiābōru): A tag-team attack with Jamila. Bemular first utilize spherical change and Jamila charge the energy sphere with its own flame. Then Bemular proceed to fly and ram the opponent.
- Ultraman Ginga S
- Alien Guts Vorst's abilities: Due to being Monslived by Alien Guts Vorst, Bemular shares some of his powers. None of these are normal for the kaiju.
- Teleportation: Bemular can teleport short distances via purple vortex.
- Illusion: Bemular can create an illusion of himself.
- Energy Ropes: Bemular can fire energy ropes from his mouth that can tie up an Ultra.
Evolved Bemular is a strange version of Bemular that appeared in a 2003 stage show meant to celebrate the release of Ultraman Cosmos vs. Ultraman Justice: The Final Battle. It was created by aliens from a parallel reality to help in taking over the human world. It has a close resemblance to Zog and is portrayed using methods similar to Chinese parade dragons.
- Height: Unknown
- Weight: Unknown
- Origin: Parallel Reality
- Powers and Weapons
- Height: 55 m
- Weight: 26,000 t
- Origin: Somewhere beneath Tokyo suburbs
- Powers and Weapons
- Hyper Pale Heat Wave (ハイパーペイル熱線 Haipā Peiru Messen): An extremely powerful, missile-strength beam of energy fired from Bemular's mouth.
- Energy Absorption: Bemular can use its horns to absorb energy from beam attacks.
Ultra Strategy, Mobilization of the Science Patrol!
Appearing as a blue sphere at the end of the game, Bemular is seen flying to Earth while being chased by a red sphere.
Bemular appeared in episode 21 and 22 of the series, Ultra Zone
- The Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie suit for Bemular would be used for Ultra Zone, with painted pupils.
- Main article: Bemular (ULTRAMAN)
Bemular, appears in the 2011 manga ULTRAMAN, with a very different design from his original appearance, the now humanoid and fully sentient Bemular serves as Shinjiro's first opponent in the incident that revealed to him several secrets about himself and his father.
The Rise of Ultraman
Bemular is set to appear in the Marvel Comics series The Rise of Ultraman, filling a similar role as he did in Ultraman. In the 1960's, Kyoko Kato and Satoru Ichinotani chased a Bemular all the way to France, where it tormented the local agency for fighting monsters. The creature escaped into the ocean and vanished. It later returned and was bested by Ultraman in combat.
Bandai has made many Bemular figures. In 2014, he was in the Ultra Monster 500. He has 3 points of articulation.
|The Birth of Ultraman||Kanegon | Garamon | M1 | Red King | Alien Baltan | Antlar | Chandlar|
|Ultraman||Bemular | Alien Baltan | Neronga | Ragon | Greenmons | Guesra | Antlar | Red King | Chandlar | Magular | Suflan | Pigmon | Gabora | Jirahs | Gango | Mummy Man | Dodongo | Pestar | Gamakugira | Gavadon | Alien Baltan II | Bullton | Alien Zarab | Aboras | Banila | Hydra | Kemular | Underground People | Telesdon | Jamila | Gubila | Guigass | Dorako | Red King II | Suflan II | Gomora | Dada | Goldon | Woo | Keronia | Zumbolar | Alien Mefilas | Giant Member Fuji | Alien Baltan III | Kemur II | Alien Zarab II | Skydon | Seabozu | Zaragas | Re-Pigmon | Re-Dorako | Re-Telesdon | Geronimon | Keylla | Saigo | Alien Zetton | Zetton|
|Ultraman Zero Kaiju|
|Ultraman Zero The Movie: Super Deciding Fight! The Belial Galactic Empire||Alien Esmeralda Emerana Lourdes | Iaron | Darkgone | Legionoid | Delust | Brigante | Two-Dimensional People | Darklops | Malebrandes | Arch Belial|
|Ultraman Zero Gaiden: Killer the Beatstar||Beatstar | Rei's Gomora | Ace Killer | Inpelaizer | King Joe | Rei's Litra | Alien Bat|
|Ultraman Saga||Hyper Zetton | Alien Bat | Sphere | Gubila | Gomess (S) | Arstron | Legionoid | Chaos Header 0 | Lidorias | Bolgils | Mogrudon | Golmede | Mienin | Eligal|
|Ultra Zero Fight||Bemular | Telesdon | Gudon | Sadola | Gurashie | Red King | Galberos | Gan-Q | Bemstar | Pigmon Moroboshi-kun | Alien Mefilas Sly | Alien Hipporit Jatar | Alien Temperor Villainous | Alien Groza Grocken | Alien Deathre Deathlogue | Silvergon | Fanegon People | Tyrant | Armored Darkness | Kaiser Darkness|
|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|