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Dr. Gourman (グルマン博士 Guruman Hakase) is an Alien Fanton (ファントン星人 Fanton Seijin) and one of the supporting characters of Ultraman X. He is a member of Xio's Research and Development lab team and the team's benefactor in designing combat vehicles. He takes refuge at the base's lab, where he is given a Japanese-style room next to Daichi Oozora's cubicle and sometimes can be seen sleeping after eating his meals.
Subtitle: Gluttonous Alien (健啖宇宙人 Kentan Uchūjin)
"Gourman" comes from the English word gourmet, meaning a connoisseur of good food, or used to describe high-quality food, referring to the Fanton Aliens having gluttonous appetites.
As a food crisis took place on Planet Fanton, Gourman left in his spacecraft in search of food. However his spacecraft malfunctioned due to the Ultra Flare and left him stranded in Mexico. He was taken into the UNVER base where he provided his services before moving on to Xio's Japanese branch.
He first appeared in episode 2, where he bumped into one of the middle school students taking a tour of Operation Base X, where he drank Rui's invisibility serum. He also appeared in front of Daichi when he was in his office talking to Ultraman X since his cubicle is next to his and asked him if the Cyber Monster operation was a success. Eventually the drink Gourman drank took effect and ran off to Rui for a cure. While Birdon was attacking the new Ultraman, Gourman created a new program for Cyber Gomora and Ultraman X to combine and entrusted the data to Rui and Mamoru as they sent the data to X, allowing him to defeat Birdon.
Throughout the series, he contributed to multiple inventions and modifications, either by himself or with the Lab Team's assistance. Among the creations are:
- Cyber Gomora's Cyber Armor (as mentioned above).
- Space Musketty and Cyber Telesdon's card.
- Ultimate Zero card.
When Greeza attacked the base and briefly defeated Ultraman X, Gourman managed to hook Asuna to a special machine to contact Daichi. Despite his attempts to hold the Spark Dolls at bay, Gourman was fired by the Dark Thunder Energy, seemingly died from the explosion that awakened Tsurugi Demaaga, EX Red King and EX Gomora. After Ultraman X destroyed the monster with Hybird Armor, Gourman made it out safely.
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At some point of time, Gourman manufactured the Cyber Cards of Ultraman Zero, Ginga and Victory to add them into the ones which Daichi had obtained beforehand. Remembering his encounter with Ultraman, Gourman attempted to replicate the Beta Capsule and summon the giant, but it resulted with a chain reaction that burned the entire lab.
When Zaigorg was unsealed, the alien identify the statue of Ultraman Tiga and Yuuto's Sparklence to create its corresponding card. This and the already created Ultraman card allows X to assume Beta Spark Armor and Gourman bear witness to the Cyber Cards summoning their Ultraman counterparts to fight against Tsurugi Demaaga across the globe.
- Height: 2 m
- Weight: 92 kg
- Origin: Planet Fanton
- Powers and Weapons
- Intelligence: Gourman is a genius scientist, as he is the main benefactor for Xio's mechas and weapons.
Ultraman X The Movie: Here He Comes! Our Ultraman
- Gourman shares his voice actor with the narrator of Ultraman X.
- In addition to being a brilliant scientist, Gourman is also well-versed in the history and culture of other alien civilizations in the galaxy, which proves to be invaluable information when Xio fights alien invaders that the human race has barely any to no knowledge of.
- He seems to have heard of Ultraman Zero, as he instantly recognized said Ultra when he appeared and was able to create the Ultimate Zero card just from seeing the powers of the Ultimate Aegis once.
- Originally, Gourman was supposedly to talk in his race's language, like the one in Ultraman Mebius. However, Ultraman X's director Kiyotaka Taguchi decided to make him using Japanese instead, as he least favors alien characters that talks in their original language.
- Unlike the one from Ultraman Mebius as well, Gourman never shown performing his race's "feasting ritual dance" before eating.
- Gourman seems to be aware of Daichi Oozora's relation to Ultraman X, as shown when he spotted the former running somewhere else and X appeared in his place during Black King's attack but had no intention to indulge into it further.
- Considering that his races' name, Fanton, comes from the Chinese words "Fan Tong" (饭桶, Rice Bucket), an insult to address someone useless, idiotic, etc.. This is ironic, since Gourman contributes a lot to Xio's weaponry, studies and technology, even supplying them with extraterrestrial knowledge that they lacked.
- According to the Ultraman Festival 2015 stage show, Gourman has a son/apprentice named Kurumon.
- Earlier in the series, Gourman joked that if the Dark Thunder Energy struck him, it would result with his intelligence increasing. When the actual thing happens in the final episode, Gourman apparently has no ill effect and was only passed out for the rest of X's final conflict with Greeza, as he regains consciousness shortly after with none the worse for fear.