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"I am, Glenfire. Having friends ain't bad at all.
*chuckle* It's been fun.
"

―Glenfire, Ultraman Zero The Movie

Glenfire[1] (グレンファイヤー Guren Faiyā) is the hot-blooded and free spirited bodyguard of the Pirates of Flames. He later helps Ultraman Zero and co. in their fight against the Kaiser Belial and forming the Ultimate Force Zero with Zero, Mirror Knight, Jean-Bot, and later Jean-Nine.

Subtitle: Warrior of Flames (炎の戦士 Honō no Senshi)

Personality

Reflecting his flame powers, Glenfire possesses a hot-headed personality similar to that Ultraman Zero as shown in their first meeting. He also cool, confident, and loyal to his friend as well as grow to respect Zero, whom he initially mistaken as a Darklops.

History

Ultraman Zero The Movie: Super Deciding Fight! The Belial Galactic Empire

Glenfire encountered Zero and co. when they were searching for the Shield of Baraji. The pirates at first saw them as hostile until Zero fought Glenfire; gaining his and the pirates' trust. Suddenly a squadron of Legionoids lead by Darkgone attacked. Outnumbered and overpowered, Glenfire gave the crew information about the Shield of Baraji before using the mass of nitromethane with his pyrokinetic abilities to create an explosion presumably killing him.

However, Glenfire turned up with a fleet of pirates to help Zero and co. in their fight with Belial. With his hope along with the others, the Ultimate Aegis was formed and Belial was defeated. When Zero was about to leave, Glenfire, Mirror Knight, and Jean-Bot came up to him convincing Zero to stay and fight the remaining Legionoids as the Ultimate Force Zero. Ultraman Zero The Movie: Super Deciding Fight! The Belial Galactic Empire

Ultraman Zero Gaiden: Killer the Beatstar

A year after Ultimate Force Zero's last battle with Kaiser Belial, the team encountered a giant planet-sized sphere where it kidnapped Jean-Bot and Emerana. The remaining three Ultimate Force Zero, Ultraman Zero, Mirror Knight, and Glenfire broke into the sphere and fought it.

Six days later, two ZAP SPACY officers, Rei and Hyuga were on a holiday to Planet Bram until they encountered the same sphere and entered it via a hole that had been made by the Ultimate Force Zero, they found Emerana as she told them what actually happened.

With Ace Killer, King Joe, and Inpelaizer appeared, the trio Ultimate Force Zero killed them despite they were albeit weakened by the Sphere's mist. Jean-Killer was sent to fight Ultimate Force Zero and they were easily defeated, brainwashed and with red eyes Jean-Bot arrived and attacks Emerana, Rei and Hyuga. Rei tried to hold him off with Litra as Rei's Gomora hasn't healed from the damage, with Litra defeated and Jean-Bot was going to kill Litra, Emerana stands before Jean-Bot then orders him to stop as Jean-Bot held his attack and Jean-Killer also heard her voice and stopped attacking Ultimate Force Zero then paid attention at Emerana and his eye began to turn from red to yellow but it stop turning at all as moment that Glenfire attacks him again.

After Zero takes him far away and followed by Glenfire and Mirror Knight, Jean-Bot began to regain his consciousness but he had to shut down his system to resist Beatstar's control. As the fighting with Zero continues, before Zero had a chance to defeat Jean-Killer, Jean-Bot stops Zero in time and tells everyone that he is his brother, the rest of the team is surprised when Jean-Bot try to persuade Jean-Killer that living-life forms is the not enemy, as he still under the control of Beatstar he continued to attack Jean-Bot and the team. Emerana arrives and persuades him to open his heart to the truth to make up his own mind, he responds but Beatstar forcefully gains control of him again and he attacks Emerana with beams from his eyes and holds back the team with electric blasts to make them stay where they are, even how much Rei tried to stop her, Hyuga told Rei that they should trust her.

She still tries to convince Jean-Killer as she believes that Jean-Killer has a heart as his attack is missed in countless times to Emerana. He stopped after he saw Emerana's tear, the team is freed and everyone is surprised when they see Jean-Killer's tears. Everyone taught him about life, heart and the truth about organic lifeforms not being his enemy. Jean-Killer had make up his own mind but Hyuga reminds everyone that is time growing short before sphere will hit the planet.

The team and Jean-Killer destroyed all surrounding Legionoids. Ultraman, Ultraseven, and Zoffy arrive to buy them time before the sphere hits the planet. Jean-Bot begged Jean-Killer to reveal Beatstar's location. Jean-Killer told them that he's on a half-cut month. The team jump up to the moon and found a several of King Joes and Inpelaizers. Jean-Bot, Glenfire, Mirror Knight and Rei summoned Gomora to hold them for Zero, so Zero will be able to stop Beatstar. After everything is over, Jean-Killer had been renamed by Emerana as "Jean-Nine" and Zero had him joined the team as well. Emerana told Jean-Bot to be a good big brother to him. After Ultraman, Ultraseven and Zoffy left to Land of Light, Ultimate Force Zero is ready to save universe again. Ultraman Zero Gaiden: Killer the Beatstar

Ultra Zero Fight

Part 1: A New Power

Glenfire as seen in Ultra Zero Fight Part 1

Like the rest of Ultimate Force Zero, Glenfire waited for Zero to finish his training in the Monster Graveyard. After Zero's adventure there, he and the rest of the team greeted the Ultra and made their way back to the Living Dimension. A New Power

Part 2: Awakening of Zero

Glenfire and Mirror Knight appeared as bronze statues due to Jatar but these were duplicates made to trick the Ultra. Later while Zero was being attacked by the Darkness Five (save Jatar and Sly) and Tyrant, Glenfire joined Ultimate Force Zero to hold them off while Zero went to rescue Pigmon. Glenfire fought Grocken, also member of the Darkness Five. When seeing, Zero Darkness had killed all of his friends, Glenfire uses Fire Guts and prepares to fight Zero Darkness to avenge his friends and save Zero. Glenfire then starts punching Zero Darkness at full force. However, all of his attacks don't affect Zero Darkness at all. Glenfire doesn't give up so easily. He then charges his fist with all his might to beat Zero Darkness. Unfortunately, it doesn't affect Zero Darkness again, besides Glenfire's Fire Guts is out of energy.

It was revealed, the moment before Glenfire will deliver his punch, Zero Darkness evaded it. Then, he used the Dark Zero Sluggers to cross slash through Glenfire's back. Glenfire tried to stop his bleeding but in the end, he also passed away. Making, no more of Ultimate Force Zero's members could stop Zero Darkness. While, Ultraman Zero stand like a statue, all of Ultimate Force Zero' members appear behind Zero. After a few talking, they gonna leaves. However, before they leave, they shouted Zero's name for encourage him to revive. Fortunately, he was revived by Zero. Awakening of Zero

Ultraman Geed The Movie: Connect the Wishes!

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Glenfire first appears fighting a group of Galactrons, alongside the Ultimate Force Zero. The group later arrive at Geed's Earth to stop Gillvalis threat after the artificial intelligence had targeted the planet as the next one to judge and reset, after being informed by Zoffy. While Zero joins forces with Ultraman Geed and Ultraman Orb on Earth, Glenfire and the others assisted by guarding the two Ultras from space, providing ranged support by firing their attacks down to the surface of Cyber Planet Kushia. Glenfire and the Ultimate Force Zero left Earth to Geed/Riku hands after the battle was over. Ultraman Geed The Movie: Connect the Wishes!

Profile

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Stats

  • Height: 48 m
  • Weight: 48,000 t
  • Home World: The Space Nitromethane Sea

Body Features

  • Fire Core (フャイヤーコア Faiyā Koa): Color Timer-like energy core which allow him to engulf himself with flames when needed. The closest example to the Fire Core is Ultraman Saga's Color Timer.

Weapons

  • Fire Stick (フャイヤースティック Faiyā Sutikku): A lance created from flames that Glenfire uses to attack enemies.
    • Fire Flash (ファイヤーフラッシュ Faiyā Furasshu): Glenfire can collects the surrounds heat into his Fire Stick before attack the enemy. When it hits the enemy, a burst of flame appears behind the opponent before the opponent disintegrate.

Techniques

Glenfire is a pyromancer with a large assortment of abilities and using them to great effects.

Special

  • Glen Spark (グレンスパーク Guren Supāku): By gathering fire into a ball, Glenfire launches it at an opponent and unleashes a powerful explosion. This attack is similar to Mebius Burning Brave's finisher, the Mebium Burst.
  • Fire Stream: Glenfire can release a stream of flames from one of his hands.

Physical

  • Glenfire Punch (グレンフャイヤーパンチ Guren Faiyā Panchi): Gathering fire and heat into his fist, Glenfire uses a powerful punch attack.
  • Glenfire Kick (グレンフャイヤーキック Guren Faiyā Kikku): Gathering heat into his foot, Glenfire uses a powerful flying kick.
  • Glen Driver (グレンドライバー Guren Doraibā): Glenfire grabs the enemy's head before smashing it on the ground. When it smashs on the ground, a huge explosion occurs. It's more powerful when Glenfire sets his hands on burn. Thanks to this, it inspires Ultraman Zero to create a similar technique, the Zero Driver.

Other

  • Fire Guts: Glenfire can increases his guts until it's maximum. When it initiate, Glenfire body will be covered by flame, which increased his attacks.
    • Fire Dynamite: In Fire Guts, Glenfire can further proceed to grabs opponent and explodes himself with the enemies, similar to Ultra Dynamite. If it combines with a huge electromagnetic area, it can create a huge explosion.
    • Fire Sphere: In Fire Guts, Glenfire is able through space very quickly. This is similar to an Ultra's Travel Sphere.
    • Fire Dash (ファイヤーダッシュ Faiyā Dasshu): Glenfire first use Fire Guts and punch the enemies multiple times and in the final punch using Fire Dash. First used against Zero Darkness but failed.
  • Size Change: Somehow, Glenfire can change his size from an Ultra's to a human's. First used in New Ultraman Retsuden episode 101 to visit the UPG Headquarters (not seen).

Other Media

Ultraman Retsuden & New Ultraman Retsuden

Glenfire as seen in Ultraman Retsuden

Glenfire and the others appear in Ultraman Retsuden episode 79.

Glenfire also appeared in episodes 9, 11, 100, and 101 of New Ultraman Retsuden, joining Ultraman Zero as a co-host but sometimes forgets what they are talking about, how to pronounce Ultraman Ginga, and would sometimes butt in for the title of main host for the episode.

In episode 101, he somehow, visited UPG headquarters and joined Gouki Matsumoto and Arisa Sugita as they looked up the fiery hero in the Kaiju Database.

In episode 104, Glenfire reappeared, this time with Mirror Knight, Jean-Bot, and Jean-Nine to join Zero as he begins to talk about the coming age of the new Ultraman, Ultraman X.

Trivia

  • Glenfire is based on one of Tsuburaya Productions kyodai heroes from the 70's, Fireman.
  • The attack Fire Stick is a nod to Fireman, as the device that transformed Daisuke Misaki into the titular hero shares the same name.
  • Glenfire's Glen Driver was most likely inspired by WWE's The Undertaker's Tombstone Piledriver. Both moves turns their opponents upside down and slam them on the ground.
  • A running gag in the Ultraman Series is to have Glenfire nickname Jean-Bot as 'Yakitori', as a reference to his Jean-Bird form.
  • Glenfire's voice and traits are almost similar to Momotaros from Kamen Rider Den-O, even to the point that certain fans mistook them for having the same voice actors. Yet, this mirrors the real life situation of Glenfire's voice actor, Tomokazu Seki, who is frequently mistaken for Toshihiko Seki and vice versa.
  • Glenfire appears in Ultraman: Another Genesis as a thief.
  • When Glenfire comes to help at the end of Ultraman Zero The Movie, the sequence is similar to Fireman's transformation scene.

References


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