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"Boot up!"

―GUTS Hyper Key/Kaiju Key insertion announcement

"Ultraman Trigger: (form name)!"

―Transformation announcement

The GUTS Sparklence (GUTSガッツスパークレンス Gattsu Supākurensu) is a dual-purpose item used by GUTS-Select members. While other members on the team use it in its Hyper Gun Mode (ハイパーガンモード Haipā Gan Mōdo) as a ranged weapon, Kengo Manaka can change it to its Sparklence Mode (スパークレンスモード Supākurensu Mōdo) when he needs to transform into Ultraman Trigger.[2][3] When not in use, it is stored in the GUTS Buckle.[4] A dark counterpart Ignis used is the Black Sparklence (ブラックスパークレンス Burakku Supākurensu) to transform into Trigger Dark.

History

Ultraman Trigger: New Generation Tiga

After an Ancient Sparklence was discovered in Ultra-Ancient ruins, Mitsukuni Shizuma entrusted Akito Hijiri with reverse-engineering the artifact in preparation for the coming of the one to inherit the light. Akito did so in hopes that the chosen one would be him. They are handed out to GUTS-Select members as a standard-issue firearm.

Eventually, Kengo Manaka was entrusted with the first transformable variant in Mars. When he encountered the stone statue of Ultraman Trigger in the upside-down pyramid ruins there, Trigger's light entered a blank Hyper Key and Kengo became one with the ancient giant, using this device to transform. Connection of Light

In addition to Kengo himself, Akito also built another transformable GUTS Sparklence for Haruki to use when his Z Riser was damaged and initially losing his set of Ultra Medals. The Propagating Invasion

While infiltrating the Nursedessei, Ignis (who at the point is fused with Trigger Dark) stole a failed prototype of the GUTS Sparklence from Akito's lab in addition to a few Kaiju Keys, but exchanges it with an intel regarding the Absolutians in return. Said device later became the Black Sparklence (ブラックスパークレンス Burakku Supākurensu) for him to transform into Trigger Dark.[5]

Users

Transformation

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The user converts the GUTS Sparklence into its Sparklence Mode, loads it with a GUTS Hyper Key, and by transform after pulling the trigger held skywards.[2][3]

This process only works with a GUTS Sparklence that has the Sparklence Mode built into it, such as the ones used by Kengo and Haruki. In Ribut's case however, he uses his power to modify Yuna's model to its Sparklence Mode.


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Ignis converts the Black Sparklence into its Sparklence mode, loads it with the Trigger Dark Key, and by pulling the trigger with the device held skywards he transforms into Trigger Dark.


Powers (Hyper Gun Mode)

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  • Energy Bullets: The gun can fire standard energy projectiles from its barrel.
  • Charged Bullet: By inserting a Kaiju Key in Hyper Gun Mode, the GUTS Sparklence will channel the monsters' powers into energy bullets derived from their respective abilities.[6] It is also capable of firing an Ultra Beam on a smaller scale if a GUTS Hyper Key is inserted.
    • Shockwave Bullet (ショックウェイブ弾 Shokku Weibu Dan): By inserting the Gomora Key, it will fire a projectile based on Gomora's Super Oscillatory Wave.
    • Thunder Bullet (サンダー弾 Sandā Dan): By inserting the Eleking Key, it will fire a projectile based on Eleking's electricity.
    • Fireball Bullet: By inserting the Zetton Key, it will fire a projectile based on Zetton's One Trillion Degree Fireball.
    • Splash Bullet: By inserting the Gamakugira Key, it will fire a projectile based on Gamakugira's water spray. Can enhance electrical attacks.
    • Plasma Bullet: By inserting the Gazort Key, it will fire a projectile based on Gazort's Plasma Light Bomb.
    • Vacuum Bullet: By inserting the Gan-Q Key, it will perform a function based on Gan-Q's absorption, to absorb energy from a source.
    • Fire Fist Bullet (ファイヤーフィスト弾 Faiyā Fisuto Dan): By inserting the Windom Key, it will fire a projectile based on Windom's Windom Yoko Impact.
    • Ultrasonic Bullet: By inserting the Golza Key, it will fire a projectile based on Golza's Ultrasonic Ray. This key was given to Yuna Shizuma by Darrgon as a Christmas Present in Ultraman Connection Live Holiday Special.
    • Zestium Bullet: By inserting the Ultraman Z Original Key, it will fire the Zestium Beam, albeit on a much smaller scale.

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  • Energy Bullets: The gun can fire standard energy projectiles from its barrel.
  • Charged Bullet: Hypothetically, the Black Sparklence can also channel the power of a Kaiju Key into an enhanced bullet. The only instance of Ignis using this function is by loading Trigger Dark's Key to charge Kengo with the dark Ultra's power as part of accessing Trigger Truth.

Trivia

  • As acknowledged by Bandai's commercial, the GUTS Sparklence's Hyper Gun Mode is also based on the GUTS Hyper Gun utilized by GUTS members in Ultraman Tiga. Whereas the GUTS Hyper Gun has the cartridge compartment at the back of the barrel, GUTS Sparklence has the Hyper Keys loaded into the grip akin to a magazine.
  • Whereas the GUTS Sparklence are stored at the holster of GUTS Buckle, the Black Sparklence used by Ignis is kept at the right side of his own holster. In real life, this holster is made by Jon & Maggy Factory after being contacted by Tsuburaya Productions.[7]
  • According to Bandai's official blog, the GUTS Sparklence's DX merchandise is designed with the idea that it's a P-Bandai product that can be sold on retail prices, hence avoiding the need of releasing the device as a P-Bandai memorial version if the latter product never came to exist.[8]

References

Transformation Items
Showa Items Beta Capsule | Ultra Eye | Willpower | Ultra Rings | Ultra Badge | Leo Ring | Beam Flasher | Bright Stick | Bright Bracelet
Heisei Items Delta Plasma | Willpower | Beta Capsule/Flash Prism | Estrellar | Pikari Brush | Sparklence | Lieflasher | Esplender | Agulater | Nice Dreamer | Cosmo Pluck | Just Lancer | Evoltruster | Darkevolver | Max Spark | Mebius Brace | Knight Brace | Ultra Zero Eye | Saga Brace | Ginga Spark | Dark Spark | Dark Dummy Spark | Gunpad | Ginga Light Spark | Livepad | Victory Lancer | Chibull Spark | Ultra Fusion Brace | X Devizer | Orb Ring | Orb Calibur | Riser | Ultra Zero Eye NEO | Giga Finalizer | Gyro | Orb Ring NEO
Reiwa Items Taiga Spark | Tregear Eye | Taiga Tri Blade | New Generation Eye | Z Riser | GUTS Sparklence | Ultra D Flasher
Other Media Items Zoffy Bracelet | Jack Bracelet | Gorian Belt | Zaji Sword | Drew Bracelet | Flare Coin | Alphone Pendant | Ars Ring | Mimicry System | Ultra Operation
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