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Gobnu (ゴブニュ Gobunyu) are robots existed to stop the humans from ever activating the power of the Maxima Overdrive. Variations exists are Gobnu (Vaha) (ゴブニュ(ヴァハ) Gobunyu (Vaha)), their gigantic combinations, such as Gobnu (Giga) ((ゴブニュ(ギガ) Gobunyu (Giga)), and when combined with elements of their Mechanical Island: Gobnu (Ogma) (ゴブニュ(オグマ) Gobunyu (Oguma)).


  • Gobnu (Vaha): Mechaloid (機械人形 Kikai Ningyō)
  • Gobnu (Giga and Ogma): Giant Mechaloid (巨大機械人形 Kyodai Kikai Ningyō)


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Gobnu (Vaha)

What the Gobnu (Vaha) were or where they came from before their invasion of Tokyo was unknown, but they were created to keep humans away from finding out the immeasurable power of the Maxima Overdrive technology, a matter-antimatter powered device which gave off pure light as a waste product. After the technology was developed, the Gobnu (Vaha) were dispatched to Earth, where they stalked the streets of Tokyo at night. After countless reports of the "Iron Masks", GUTS was sent to investigate and soon found a single Gobnu (Vaha) walking across the street. After Shinjo shot the robot with the Hyper Gun, it was discovered to be hollow inside. Soon, TPC began to collect the remains of the others and keep them in the GUTS base. Once they detected the Maxima Overdrive's power when the new super-ship, Artdessei, was activated, they soon revived and attacked the base. The GUTS members were ordered to board the Artdessei while Daigo fended off the Gobnu, keeping them at bay until the Artdessei lifted off. In order to pursue it the Gobnu combined themselves into the powerful Gobnu (Giga). Later, when Gobnu (Ogma) was destroyed, the Gobnu (Vaha) and the Mechanical Island was destroyed along with it.

Gobnu (Giga)

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Shortly after the Artdessei lifted off, the Gobnu (Vaha) began to pursue it by first smashing a hole in the float tank of the GUTS Base, then combining into Gobnu (Giga) after landing in the ocean. As the basement began to flood, Daigo transformed into Ultraman Tiga to prevent Gobnu (Giga) from chasing after it. However, even in Power Type, Gobnu (Giga)'s strength still proved superior to Tiga's. The battle turned to worse as the water heavily slowed down Tiga, who was already slowed by being in Power Type, while Gobnu (Giga) still maintained a constant speed. Soon, Gobnu (Giga) knocked Tiga over and held him to his chest. Suddenly, the lights on his head began to blink and go off, signaling his time bomb. Tiga, helpless with his Color Timer already red, struggled with the last of his strength kicked off Gobnu (Giga)'s right leg. He then lifted Gobnu (Giga) into the air and threw him well out of Earth's atmosphere, allowing Gobnu (Giga) to explode safely away. However, this battle would cost Tiga, as he then disappeared. Later, the robot's component was brought to Dive Hangar for research.

Gobnu (Ogma)

After the Artdessei landed on the Mechanical Island, a hole appeared and trapped them inside. Meanwhile, Daigo landed as well using the Snow White and tried to contact them, but the usage of the Maxima Overdrive on his trip aroused Gobnu (Ogma). Daigo quickly transformed, but even then, Gobnu (Ogma) outclassed Tiga using electro blasts and began to torture him. The GUTS crew then unleashed their Maxima Overdrive in reverse to escape the island and unleashed their Deluc Cannon on the robot while Tiga used his Zeperion Beam on the island, destroying both threats.

  • The name Gobnu comes from Goibniu, the metalsmith of the Tuatha Dé Danann from Irish mythology.
  • Although not appearing in the movie, Gobnu (Ogma) (along with Geozark, Kyrieloid, and Bizaamo) appears in Daigo's flashback in Ultraman Tiga: The Final Odyssey.
  • The pattern on the right side of Gobnu (Ogma)'s head (ムライシ) is in fact episodes 19 and 20 director's name Hirochika Muraishi.


Gobnu (Vaha)


  • Height: 2 m
  • Weight: 350 kg
Powers and Weapons
  • Super Strength: Gobnu (Vaha) are extremely powerful, as they can easily lift humans and throw them a far distance.
  • Durability: Gobnu (Vaha) are able to stand shots from the Hyper Gun, but being shot deactivates them until they come in contact again with the Maxima Overdrive power.
  • Flight: Gobnu (Vaha) are capable of flight.
  • Combine: Gobnu (Vaha) are able to combine themselves into the powerful Gobnu (Giga)

Gobnu (Giga)

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  • Height: 60 m
  • Weight: 80,000 t
  • Weakness: Gobnu (Giga) has a very weak frame, thus his body parts can be pulled out by force.
Powers and Weapons
  • Super Strength: Gobnu (Giga) possesses the strength of 3 million horsepower and can rival those of Tiga Power Type in terms of brute strength.
  • Durability: Due to mainly being made from metal, Giga can resists the melee attacks from Ultraman Tiga.
  • Time Bomb: Gobnu (Giga) has a built in bomb that begins countdown when Giga wills it to. When measuring the time limit, its Mono Eyes (モノアイ Mono Ai) blink before fading one-by-one. Although it never hit anything, it is estimated to contain the power of two atomic bombs.
  • Flight: Gobnu (Giga) is capable of extremely fast flight, completely outclassing that of GUTS Wing 1.

Gobnu (Ogma)


  • Height: 67 m
  • Weight: 88,000 t
Powers and Weapons
  • Super Strength: Gobnu (Ogma) has 5 million horsepower of brute strength.
  • Durability: Due to mainly being made from metal, Ogma can resists the melee attacks from Ultraman Tiga.
  • Electro Blast: Gobnu (Ogma) is able to launch electricity blasts from the "horn" on his head.

Mechanical Island

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Mechanical Island (機械島 Kikai Shima) is an artificial island that houses the Gobnu.

  • Diameter: 3 km
  • Height: Unknown
  • Weight: Unknown
Powers and Weapons
  • Lightining Strike: By orbiting around Earth, Mechanical Island can release lightning that can cause massive damage and large fires.
  • Attraction: The island can attract sources of Maxima Overdrive energies (etc: Artdessei and Snow White). But it will only reject when the Maxima Overdrive usage is reversed.


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