Hudra (ヒュドラ Hyudora) is one of three Giants of Darkness that appeared in Ultraman Tiga: The Final Odyssey as one of two secondary antagonists. He has superhuman speed greater than other Giants of Darkness.
Subtitle: Agile Warrior (俊敏戦士 Shunbin Senshi)
Hudra is based on Mother Hydra from the Cthulhu Mythos.
30 million years ago, Hudra existed as one of the Ultra-Ancient Giants of Light that existed during the time of the Ultra-Ancient Civilization at R'lyeh. However, he, Camearra, Darramb and Tiga found a great power of "darkness" within their hearts and became Giants of Darkness, who used their powers for evil and began to destroy the world amidst a civil war between the Ultra-Ancient Giants. Eventually, Yuzare somehow convinced Tiga to follow the path of light again, betraying his former comrades. Tiga defeated the three Giants of Darkness and took their powers, gaining his Type Changes, and sealed them as stone statues in the R'lyeh ruins. From Hudra's dark energy converted to light, Tiga gained his Sky Type.
Ultraman Tiga: The Final Odyssey
"I must hurry and fill my body with the terrified screams of humans!"
But fate would deal a cruel hand as the final showdown with the sinister Gatanothor 30 million years later would reveal the ancient tomb to mankind's attention. Soon, Hudra and his allies awakened from their ancient slumber and began terrorizing the excavation site, Hudra taking great pleasure in the chaos and death he brought. Afterwards, Hudra and Darramb plunged their fists into the walls of the cave, releasing a horde of Shibito-Zoiger on the humans. However, Hudra's psychotic passion for destruction would have to wait, as a spirit from the ancient civilization, Yuzare, sealed the island under a field of light, stopping the evil forces within from escaping. Afterwards, the two males would continue to accompany their leader as she went about her evil work, both in human and Ultra form. Hudra and Darramb couldn't handle their confinement much longer and tried to break free, only to be sent crashing to the ground. The duo accompanied their leader, Camearra, into Daigo's dreams, allowing them to pummel the hero shortly before she gave him the Black Sparklence and the trio took their leave to wait for Daigo on R'lyeh. They didn't wait long, and soon Daigo arrived, using the Black Sparklence and becoming Tiga Dark, breaking the barrier as Hudra and Darramb transformed to confront him. He refused to join them and Hudra rushed to fight him, only to be cut off by Darramb, who wanted first go at the hero. However, Darramb underestimated the hero and was soon killed by Tiga's Deracium Beam Torrent.
After the hero escaped the Dark Water, Hudra quickly flew in and grabbed him, squeezing his scissor blade around his neck and dragging him into Lumagion, a dimension full of floating rocks. The two began to fight amongst meteors, Hudra calling Tiga a traitor before unleashing his Hugust, Tiga barely escaping before the asteroid he was standing on exploded. As the two kept up their battle, Hudra sent Tiga plummeting to a meteor below and kept up his assault, Tiga having a hard time keeping up with Hudra's speed. However, Megumi Iruma managed to detonate a cache of explosions in the cave as Hudra charged his Hugust, blasting Tiga and Hudra out of Lumagion. Furious, Hudra fired his Hugust once again, scoring a direct hit. But as with Darramb, this would be his undoing, as Tiga began absorbing the attack and turned into Tiga Blast. Before Hudra could react, Tiga charged and fired the Runboldt Beam Shell, striking Hudra in the chest and completely obliterating him.
- Height: 57 m
- Weight: 52,000 t
- Age: Unknown
- Color Timer: Like other Ultras, Hudra has a Color Timer, it functions like any normal Color Timer.
- Protector: Covering Hudra's upper body, shoulders and face, is a special armor, the most durable parts of his anatomy.
- Light Crystal: Hudra has a crystal on his forehead, but it is unknown whether he can Type Change or not.
- Maximum Flight Speed: Mach 7
- Super Speed: Hudra is incredibly fast, regardless of which form he's in at the time.
- Lumagion (ルマージョン Rumājon): Hudra can drag opponents into an alternate dimension consisting of spiked floating meteors to gain an advantage in combat.
- Human Form: Like the other Giants of Darkness, Hudra can create his own human form.
- Drafork (ドラフォーク Dorafōku): Hudra has a blade on his right wrist that can open like a pair of scissors as his primary weapon.
- Hugust (ヒューガスト Hyūgasuto): Hudra can fire a powerful wind-like beam of energy from his blade, capable of destroying huge meteors in one hit.
- Valtester (バルテスター Barutesutā): Hudra can fire powerful blasts of energy and is able to fire in rapid succession.
- Air Killing Method: Due to his tremendous speed, Hudra is capable of attacking his opponents while in midair.
- Janock (ジャノック Janokku): Hudra is able to do a flying dive kick at Mach 7.
Like all Giants of Darkness, Hudra can assume his own human disguise but still retains some of his powers as an Ultraman.
- Super Speed: Hudra has super speed similar to his Ultra Form. He is the first to fight Daigo in human form.
New Century 2003 Ultraman Legend: THE KING'S JUBILEE
Hudra appeared with the other Giants of Darkness in the crowd cheering the dancers for Ultraman King's birthday celebrations. The three were directly in front of Tiga.
Super Hero Generation
Hudra along with Darramb and Camearra appear in the video game, Super Hero Generation. The Giants of Darkness appear on the first stage of the game. Along with them include an army of Shibito-Zoigers and other villainous characters from outside Tokusatsu companies.
Ultra Hero Series
- Tiga Battle 6 ~Ultra-Ancient Warriors Set~ (Box Set, 2000)
- Release Date: 2000
- Materials: PVC
- JAN/ISBN: 4902425755298
- The first Ultra Hero Series Hudra figure is released along with his two comrades Darramb, Camearra, and Tiga's 3 dark forms. He also comes with his own collector card. Molded in bluish-purple PVC plastic, Darramb features gunmetal, silver, and some metallic blue (eyes) paint operations. He also comes with his own collector card.
- Hudra (2001)
- Release Date: 2001
- ID Number: EX
- Price: 700 yen
- JAN/ISBN: 4543112001719
- Materials: PVC
- Hudra is also released individually as an Ultra Hero Series figure, with no physical changes with an exception of including a new collector card.
Italicized items are exclusives.
- Ultraman Tiga ~The Sealed Darkness~ (2020)
- Release Date: February 2020
- Price: 4,400 yen
- Materials: PVC, ABS
- Released as part of the Chodo Ultraman Tiga set, this Hudra is a 3.75-inch figurine based on his petrified form in the movie.
- In addition, the set also comes with a Chodo Tiga Dark and Camearra figures, figurines of petrified Camearra, and Darramb, and a mini accessory of the GUTS Wing. Like all candy toys, This set comes with a soda-flavored gum.
- The set is released as a Tamashii Webshop exclusive, and it can be ordered between ??? 2019 from ??:??JST until the ??? 2019 at ??:??JST, and the product will be shipped this February 2020.
Ultra Monster Series (500)
- Hudra (2021)
- Release Date: June 19, 2021
- ID Number: 145
- Price: 600 yen
- JAN/ISBN: 4549660586906
- Materials: PVC
- Ultra Monster Series Hudra is a smaller version of the Ultra Hero Series "Tiga Battle 6" mold. Like most of the humanoid UMS figures, he only features paint operations on the head and the front half of the torso, leaving the rear details mostly omitted.
- Unlike Darramb, who was friends with the original Tiga and Camearra, who was Tiga's lover, Hudra hated Tiga.
- He is the second Ultra seen creating a pocket dimension, with the first being Darramb. The next Ultra after him to display this ability is Ultraman Nexus.