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Juran[1] (ジュラン), codenamed the Mammoth Flower (マンモスフラワー, Manmosu Furawā), is a species of giant flowering plant that first appeared in episode 4 of Ultra Q.

Subtitles:

  • Normal: Giant Plant (巨大植物, Kyodai Shokubutsu)
  • Shin: Giant Unknown Lifeform No.2 (巨大不明生物第2号, Kyodai Fumei Seibutsu Dai-nigō)

History

Ultra Q

Juran

Juran was an ancient plant that had managed to grow from seed after a powerful earthquake rocked Japan. Juran's presence was first felt by the appearance of its roots, which emerged from the ground and damaged streets, buildings, and even the imperial palace. Soon roots broke through the walls of a large building, trapping the people inside and stealing their blood to feed Juran. As the structure was being evacuated, the building split in 2, revealing Juran's full form. As the world watched on stunned, the most brilliant minds in Japan tried to find a solution. A powerful toxin was deployed with flamethrowers. As soldiers burned the roots from below, the toxin was dumped on the flower from above. Within minutes the colossal plant began to wither, quickly dying and decaying until nothing was left. Mammoth Flower

Trivia

  • A very similar monster known as the Mars Rose appears in the Ultraman Manga and was meant to be in the original script of Alien Mefilas in Ultraman.
  • The petals of the original Juran prop were made of tissues.
  • The Mammoth Flower in the GeGeGe no Kitarō franchise presumably shares the basic concept with that of Juran, where Shigeru Mizuki introduced his Mammoth Flower in November 1965, about two months earlier than the airing of the episode Mammoth Flower by Tsuburaya.
  • Depictions of Legion and Legion Plant in Gamera 2: Attack of Legion were based on Juran and Garamon. The unmade Ultra Q film, which became the basis for Ultra Q The Movie: Legend of the Stars, involved Kazunori Ito and Shusuke Kaneko, and they reused their ideas for the Gamera films, and Juran and Garamon were a part of them, and the film crews actually called Legion Plant as Mammoth Flower during the production.[2][3][4]

Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle

Juran2

Juran in Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle

Juran reappeared in episode 2 of the series, Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle.

After the ZAP SPACY crew members Oki and Captain Hyuuga stopped to investigate a corpse of a Mukadender. Juran appeared from underground to attack them by releasing its poison pollen. Litra appeared to do battle with it. Juran managed to keep Litra way from itself by using its vines, but once Litra used her Citronela Acid on the plant, Juran withered away.

Trivia

  • In this series, Juran's appearance is a combination of puppetry and CGI.

Ultraman Z

Though Juran itself didn't appear, the seeds of one were shown to have fallen into the hands of Alien Barossa II, who consumed the seeds to grow to a gigantic size after being confronted by Haruki Natsukawa and Jugglus Juggler. Beliarok

Ultraman Trigger: New Generation Tiga

Similar to Barossa II, a Juran seed was acquired by the later generation, Barossa IV. He lost the seed first, but was eventually found along with Kedamya when confronted by Ignis. He later consumed it and grew into gigantic size, able to fight Ultraman Z and Trigger.

Shin Ultraman

Shin Juran

The Mammoth Flower in Shin Ultraman

A Juran, named the Mammoth Flower (マンモスフラワー, Manmosu Furawā), was the second Giant Unidentified Lifeform that appeared in Japan. The Mammoth Flower appeared in central Tokyo, emerging from the ground and blooming in front of Tokyo Station. Ultimately, the JSDF were able to destroy the plant after using a combination of carbon dioxide gas and flames to make it wilt. Shin Ultraman

Data

Stats
  • Height: 100 m
  • Weight: 3,000 t
  • Origin: Tokyo Business District, Mainichi Shimpo News Building (Ultra Q), Planet Boris (Ultra Galaxy), Tokyo Station (Shin Ultraman)
  • Attack: 600
  • Defense: 600
  • Speed: 500
Powers and Weapons
  • Vines/Roots: Juran's roots act like vines, they can move around its base, ensnaring prey and draining them of blood.
  • Poison Pollen: The yellow pollen that Juran releases is highly poisonous.
  • Growth: Juran is capable of remaining dormant for long periods of time as a seed, then grow to a colossal size at a phenomenal rate. In addition, other organisms that eat its seeds will grow to a giant size. This was first demonstrated by Alien Barossa II, who consumed the seeds to increase his height to its maximum.

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Ultra Q Kaiju
Ultra Q Gomess | Litra | Goro | Namegon | Juran | Peguila | Gameron | Dragon | Otohime | Gorgos | Mongula | Tarantula | M1 | Balloonga | Larugeus | Garamon | Kanegon | Cicada Man | The 1/8 Humans | Pagos | Kemur | Ragon | Clapton (Unaired) | Bostang | Alien Ruperts | Alien Keel | The Giant | Butterfly Morpho | Sudar | Goga | Lily | Peter | Todola | The Train In The Vary Dimension
Ultra Q The Movie: Legend of the Stars Nagira | Wadatuzin
Ultra Q: Dark Fantasy Gara Q | Garagon | Alien Giraff | Living Brain | Puzzle Woman | Hieronymus machine | Fake Policemen D1 & D2 | "Paradise" courier | Mouse Catchers | TGS-55 | Kiara | Ghoulish Beings | Unitoroda | Sabikong | Alien Cosmonet Yamada | Ceremonial Bonfire | The 3-eyed Totem Pole | Alien Utsugi | Varno | Mirror World Duplicates | Lily | Old Gentleman | The Shining Ship | Cicada Woman | Garagon II | Komachi | Blonde Juvenile | Space-Time Camera | Advance Human Genome | Hecate | The First, Second, Fourth ~ Tenth Planet People | Kanegoneh | The Doll | Foreign Body | Lecuum
Neo Ultra Q Niruwanie | Burezaren | Alien Vulcanus | Mahler | Android Epigonoido | Sedegan | Gastrobot | Hatha Gi Nord | Purana | Falmagon | Argos | Soma
Ultra Galaxy Kaiju
Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle Telesdon | Sadola | Red King | Rei's Gomora | Rei's Litra (S) | Juran | Golza | Gudon | Neronga | Bemstar | Fire Litra | Fire Golza | Gan-Q | Banpira | Twin Tail | Froguros (B) | Bullton | Kelbim | Arstron | Rei's Eleking | Gromite | Angross | Arigera | Zoa Muruchi | Nova | Saramandora | Lunaticks | King Joe Black | Verokron | Doragory | Kate | Kate's Zetton | Reimon | EX Gomora
Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle: Never Ending Odyssey Alien Pitt | Reionics Hunter | Gomess (S) | Magular | Rei's Gomora | Dorako | Rei's Eleking |Alien Hook | Rei's Litra (S) | Alien Guts | Alien Zelan | Arstron | Alien Nackle | Galberos | Illusion Zetton | Reimon Burst Mode | Reionic Burst Gomora | Doragory | Alien Metron | Bemstar | Alien Babarue (RB) | Antlar | Vakishim | Alien Keel Grande | Tyrant | Kate | Fire Litra | Alien Zarab | Imit-Ultraman | Alien Mefilas | Armored Mefilas | Dada | Alien Temperor | Arigera | Armored Darkness | Miclas | Alien Zetton | Telesdon | King Joe Black | Kelbim | Red King | Alien Reflect | Birdon | King Joe Scarlet | Alien Reiblood | EX Gomora | EX Red King
Mega Monster Battle Ultra Galaxy: The Movie Bemular | Alien Zarab | Zaragas | Rei's Gomora | Dorako | Bemstar | Saramandora | Alien Shaplay | Windom | Miclas | Agira | Pigmon | Black King | Rei's Litra (S) | Gomess (S) | Alien Baltan | Antlar | Red King | Magular | Telesdon | Dada | Zetton | Eleking | Alien Metron | Alien Guts | Arstron | Sadola | Gudon | Twin Tail | Alien Nackle | Verokron | Vakishim | Doragory | Lunaticks | Birdon | Mukadender | Alien Temperor | Tyrant | Alien Valky | Alien Magma | Alien Pressure | Alien Babarue | Nova | Hoe | Fire Golza | Gan-Q | Galberos | Froguros (B) | Banpira | Kelbim | Gromite | Zoa Muruchi | Alien Reflect | Angross | Jasyuline | Arigera | Roberuga II | King Joe Black | Super Alien Hipporit | King Silvergon | King Goldras | King Pandon | King Guesra | Alien Zetton | Nurse | Belyudra
Ultra Galaxy Legend Gaiden: Ultraman Zero vs. Darklops Zero Rei's Gomora | Rei's Litra (S) | Darklops Zero | Mecha Gomora | Alien Salome | Imit-Ultraseven | Imit-Ultraman (SR) | Imit-Ultraman Jack (SR) | Imit-Ultraman Ace (SR) | Imit-Zoffy (SR)
Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Adventure Zetton | Golza | Gan-Q | Io's Gomora | Io's Pigmon | Sadola | Skydon | Mons-Ahgar | Telesdon | Gamakugira | Red King | Fire Golza | Melba | Bullton | Geronimon | Reicubas | Super C.O.V. | Twin Tail | Gudon | King Joe | Alien Pedan (Dorothy) | Suflan | Satan Beetle | Alien Hipporit | Bemular | Yapool | Vakishim | King Joe Black | Black King | Alien Nackle | Ace Killer | Alien Keel Vittorio | Vittorio's EX Gomora | EX Tyrant | King Joe Scarlet | EX Tyrant (Deathborn) | Geranda | Ghighi | Dinosaur Tank | Neronga | Kanegon | Ai's Red King | Alien Zarab | EX Eleking | Alien Metron | EX Red King | Alien Babarue | Basiliss | Baby Arados | Alien Magma | Alien Temperor | Kyrieloid | Rei's Gomora | Kate's Zetton | Basiliss | Baby Arados | Kemular | Eligal | Kelbim | Magular | Alien Reiblood | Silverbloome | Grand King | Silverbloome | Deathfacer
Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Adventure NEO Kanegon | Alien Babarue | Alien Magma | Alien Temperor | Kyrieloid | Beacon | Red King | Alien Villa | Inpelaizer | Grozam | Alien Guts | Aron | Nurse | Alien Wild | Namegon | King of Mons | Sculla | | Basiliss | Yapool | Blue Sphere | Gameron | Birdon | Agira | Alien Keel (Vittorio, Grande) | Vittorio's EX Gomora | Red King (Reionic Burst) | Gatanothor | Alien Zarab | Alien Lady-Benzene | Ultraman Shadow | Armored Darkness | Armored Grozam | Alien Zetton (RB) | Telesdon | Jirahs | Reimon (Burst Mode) | Rei's Gomora | Rei's Litra (S) | Natsunomeryu | Alien Temperor (RB) | Arigera | Goldon | Alien Babarue (RB) | Antlar | Alien Valky | Kingsaurus III | Tyrant | Alien Pedan (Reionics Hunter, Dail) | King Joe Black | EX Zetton | Kate | Space Alliance Army | Verokron | Io's Pigmon | Io's Gomora
Shin Ultraman Kaiju
Gomess | Mammoth Flower | Peguila | Larugeus | Kaigel | Pagos | Neronga | Gabora | Zarab | Mefilas | Zetton
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