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Guwaganda (グワガンダ)[1] is a Kaiju that appeared in episode 36 of Ultraman 80.

Subtitle: Insect Monster (昆虫怪獣 Konchū Kaijū)

History

Ultraman 80

Guwaganda was originally a stag beetle belonging to Atchan, a fourth grade elementary student who gave said pet to fifth grader Yama-chan. Despite Yama-chan's precaution in keeping the beetle in its cage, his insect-hating mother put the pet outside and it died from exposure to cold temperature.

After burying said stag beetle, Atchan's pent up anger generated a pile of Minus Energy that was enough to revive the dead insect into a towering monster, awakening right when Yama-chan was trying to grave-robbing its resting place. Neither of UGM's attacks proven effective and Guwaganda simply targeted its supposed killer. Ultraman 80 interfered and discovered its reasons of attacking. Yama-chan apologizes to Atchan and the two boys reconcile, causing Guwaganda to stop its attack and return to its resting place.

Atchan decided to give his deceased stag beetle to Yama-chan as a specimen, but to the children's surprise, their pet was revived as they formed a team in raising it throughout the winter season. Let's Go! Stag Beetle Wintering Team

Trivia

  • Guwaganda has a slowed down Keylla roar.
  • Guwaganda's name is mistakenly printed on the 1982 magazine Ultraman White Paper as Kuwaganda (ワガンダ), both romanization and Katakana.
  • Although not explicitly mentioned in the episode, the deceased Guwaganda's revival into its original stag beetle form was stated in the 2001 Ultraman Dictionary magazine as Takeshi Yamato's own deed, having utilized a portion of 80's power as a favor to the children.

Andro Melos

Combined Zetton.

In the July 1981 issue of the gravure magazine, Guwaganda paired itself with a revived Zetton to fight against Andro Melos, going as far as to combine into Combined Zetton. Their fusion was quickly destroyed by Cosmo Aura.

Data

KUWAGANDA V.jpg

Stats
  • Height: 50 m
  • Weight: 30,000 t
  • Origin: Tokyo suburbs
Powers and Weapons
  • Burrowing: Guwaganda can burrow underground at high speeds.
  • Pincer Claws: All four of Guwaganda’s arms end in a large pincer claw it can use to attack foes. It also has another, much larger pincer on its head that can close at fast enough speeds to catch a jet.
  • Minus Energy Empowerment: Being a Minus Energy Monster, Guwaganda's presence tied to Atchan's grief over its death and his resentment to Yama-chan.
Andro Melos magazine
  • Fusion: Guwaganda can fuse with the Revived Zetton into Combined Zetton.

Gallery

Ultraman 80

References

Ultraman 80 Kaiju
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