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Kodaigon (コダイゴン) is a golem that was created by Alien Grotes which appeared in the TV series, Return of Ultraman. It first appeared in episode 43.

Subtitle: Demon Monster (魔神怪獣 Majin Kaijū)

History

Return of Ultraman

Kodaigon was originally a statue that resided in the middle of a shrine in a small village and was hailed as both their god and guardian. When Alien Grotes came to Earth in hopes of killing Captain Ibuki of MAT, Grotes stole the Kodaigon statue and injected it with a special serum of his race that brought the statue to life as Grote's juggernaut enforcer. Alien Grotes first unleashed Kodaigon onto the village during a worshipping ceremony, but was called back by Alien Grotes once Grotes was discovered by the captain. The next day, Alien Grotes summoned Kodaigon yet again, this time to attack the village directly, Grotes marching behind Kodaigon, using the statue as a walking shield to protect him. Even with the appearance of MAT to oppose the statue, Kodaigon's rock solid structure made their efforts futile to stop it. Just as Alien Grotes decided to join his enforcer in the destruction, Ultraman Jack appeared and proceeded to battle Kodaigon and his master. Again, Kodaigon's rock-hard structure made Jack's efforts in vain, as Kodaigon easily pushed through everything the Ultra had, while Grotes used his creation as his personal bodyguard, preventing Jack from getting close enough to harm him. However once Jack noticed that Kodaigon's life force was connected to Alien Grotes, Jack killed the alien while he was distracted by MAT and Kodaigon quickly reverted back into the statue he originally was.

Trivia

Ultraman Mebius

"Business is booming!"

―Kodaigon The Other's sea bream repetitive words

Another Kodaigon appeared as Kodaigon The Other (コダイゴンジアザー Kodaigon Ji Azā) in Ultraman Mebius episode 12.

Years after the trouble caused by Alien Grotes and the original Kodaigon, remnants of Grotes' serum that created the statue, known as "Grote's Cells," were found by an old man from a village after the cells were planned to be destroyed after being deemed unsafe. Once the cells found its way to an old man’s workshop, it began to infect his small toys, bringing them to life. Leading GUYS on a mission to locate the missing cells, they soon discovered the shop as they sold the living figurines. Despite recovering the vial, the container was dropped and the cells entered a small, hollow Ebisu statue.

Mirai immediately transformed into Ultraman Mebius as the other members of GUYS arrived in their Wing Fighters, blasting the living statue with firepower. Much like his predecessor, this new Kodaigon was impervious to damage thanks to its rock-hard structure and had no trouble in taking down Mebius with little to no problem. Even with the sudden arrival and assistance of Ultraman Hikari, the Ultras' attacks had little effect thanks to Kodaigon's strength and the assistance of Jiazaa on its part. However, the old shop owner revealed the statue had a crack in its leg, the only potential weakness in the sentient being. As Mebius managed to knock Kodaigon down with Jiazaa, Mebius and Hikari charged and fired their Mebium Shoot and Knight Shoot directly at the crack. With the Grotes Cells exposed and destroyed inside it, Kodaigon shrunk back down to its original form of a harmless shop statue.

Trivia

  • Voice actor: Keiichi Nanba
    • The Other was never intended to have a voice, but Kenji Suzuki asked Nanba to test out the role. They both enjoyed the performance so much that the decision was made to give The Other a voice.
    • In keeping with this incarnation of Kodaigon being based on a statue of Ebisu, the sea bream carried by Kodaigon is based on a red sea bream, the species of fish which is often depicted being held by Ebisu in artwork, and considered a particularly valuable and auspicious fish in Japan - its distinctive red scales are considered to be a good luck charm. Furthermore, the sea bream's catchphrase - "Business is booming!" - is another reference to Ebisu, as he is considered to be the god of prosperity, water, business, fortune and fishing in Japan.

Ultraman Trigger: New Generation Tiga

The sea bream biting Trigger

Through unknown means, Kodaigon The Other's sea bream fell into Alien Barossa IV's collection of stolen weapons, alongside Gilfas's head blade and a Juran seed. Barossa IV used the sea bream in combat against Ultraman Trigger, but the Ultra was eventually able to disarm the weapon. Inter Universe

Data

Kodaigon

Kodaigon-0.png

Stats
  • Height: 50 m
  • Weight: 38,000 t
  • Origin: Hasune Lake
  • Weakness: Kodaigon's life force is connected to Alien Grotes'. Should Alien Grotes die, Kodaigon will reform into the statue he originally was.
Powers and Weapons
  • Flame: Kodaigon can fire a stream of flames from both of his hands.
  • Hoken: Kodaigon can materialize a sword into his hand to use for combat whenever it desires. It was named after the one used by Acala in Buddhist mythology, one that is said to be able to slice any Earthly desires.
  • Armor: Being originally a statue, Kodaigon's body is composed entirely of stone, making him impervious to most assaults, be it physical or projectile. Some weaker assaults even bounce off the surface of Kodaigon's body.

Kodaigon The Other

Kodaigon the other.png

Stats
  • Height: 50 m
  • Weight: 38,000 t
  • Origin: Antiquary Jugemu-do
  • Weakness: The Other has a crack in its leg which allowed the Grote's Cells to escape the statue and revert it back to normal.
Powers and Weapons
  • Sea Bream: In Kodaigon's right arm he carries a fish "sidekick" that also possesses the same cells used to bring Kodaigon to life. Kodaigon uses this fish as an assist in battle, capable of anti-gravity flight and its rock-hard structure makes it impervious to damage, much like Kodaigon itself. The fish also possesses the ability to spit fireballs.
  • Fishing Rod: Kodaigon carries a fishing rod in its left hand. It can be used as a melee weapon, as well as an ensnaring weapon, thanks to the hook it possesses on the end of its shaft.
  • Super Speed: Kodaigon, despite his bulky appearance, can move to ridiculously fast speeds.
  • Hovering: Kodaigon can hover in the air. He can move very fast while hovering as well.
  • Armor: Much like the original Kodaigon, this Kodaigon's body is composed entirely of stone, making him impervious to most assaults, be it physical or projectile. It also possesses reflective properties for weaker attacks.

Other Media

Redman

Kodaigon in Redman

Kodaigon appeared throughout the TV series, Redman.

He first appeared in episode 62 of the series where he fought the violent, but heroic, Redman alone. They started out by charging at each other on a beach and then faced each other when they missed collision. Even though the golem did his best to hold his own, Kodaigon was no match for the alien hero's brutal beatdown tactics and soon, he was killed by a Red Chop to the arm.

Kodaigon reappeared in episode 69 where he started out the fight by surviving and taking Redman's Red Knife away from him. He used it against him until the hero managed to get it back, but it got knocked away. Soon afterwards, Garamon appeared to help the golem out. Together they managed to gain the other hand against Redman but the alien hero refused to give up and after a long brutal brawl, Kodaigon was killed by a judo throw to the ground, followed shortly by Garamon.

Koaidgon appeared in episode 96 where he appeared shortly at the end after Redman defeated Gomora and in the next episode, he charged towards Redman with his Red Knife and knocked the weapon away once he came close enough. After the usual fight consisting of punches, kicks, throws, grapples, Redman finally defeated Kodaigon by jumping up to the top of a cliff and then he performed his Red Kick to the monster's face, killing him in the process. The alien hero was soon faced by the monsters Draculas and Gudon.

In episode 130, Kodaigon fought Redman alone. The former dodged the latter's Red Arrow when he threw it at him. The two of them progressed down the hill and Kodaigon had the advantage over the alien hero as he countered everything he threw at him, including punches, kicks, throws, and grapples, with his own similar moveset. However, Redman didn't give up and eventually he managed to gain the upper hand over the stone monster. After throwing him one more time, Redman defeated Kodaigon with a Red Kick to the face.

Kodaigon reappeared in episode 133, where he teamed up with Sadola to battle Redman. At the start of the fight, the alien hero tricked the two monsters into running into each other but they avoided major damage by crossing their arms simultaneously when Redman threw two Red Knives at them. After that, the two of them gained the upper hand over Redman due to their well-coordinated teamwork and brute force, however, the latter didn't give up and eventually gained the upper hand back in battle. After he defeated Sadora, Redman defeated Kodaigon with a hard double kick to the face.

In episode 134, Kodaigon teamed up with Sadola, Zetton II, and Dorako to battle Redman. All four monsters confused the alien hero by jumping up and teleporting with each other and then teleported back into a horizontal line. Even though all four monsters held the upper hand against the alien hero for the majority of the fight, Redman persevered. In the end, after a long fight, he defeated all four monsters by throwing his Red Arrow at them from the top of a hill and they fell down due to the resulting explosion.

Kodaigon made his final appearance on the show in episode 135, in which he teamed up with Dorako to battle Redman. At the start of the fight, there would be an explosion every time either of them threw a punch at the other or just threw each other around. While the fight was evenly made in their favor, with both of them countering each other, Dorako suddenly appeared to help him. Redman threw his Red Knife at him, but the monster caught it and threw it back, only for the alien hero to clear the way in time and Kodaigon ended up getting hit by it. While the two monsters had the alien hero on the ropes, Redman didn't give up. Eventually, after he killed Dorako, he killed Kodaigon by stabbing him in the chest with his Red Arrow.

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Miscellaneous

Return of Ultraman Kaiju
Takkong | Zazahn | Arstron | Sadola | Detton | Kingsaurus III | Gudon | Twin Tail | Gorbagos | Ghostron | Dangar | Stegon | Mognezun | Shugaron | Seamons | Seagorath | Eledortus | Terochilus | Bemstar | Sartan | Magnedon | Beacon | Gokinezula | Zanika | Vacuumon | Kupukupu | Kingstron | Zagoras | Nokogilin | Gronken | Varricane | Yadokarin | Oxter | Plooma | Alien Zelan | King Maimai | Alien Mates | Muruchi | Leogon | Pris-Ma | Draculas | Re-Seagorath | Re-Bemstar | Black King | Alien Nackle | Alien Varduck | Alien Black | Snowgon | Alien Baltan. Jr | Builgamo | Alien Stora | Paragon | Alien Grotes | Kodaigon | Granadas | Alien Centaurus | Robonez | Alien Cygnus-61 | Alien Messie | Alien Zoole | Red Killer | Femigon | Yametaranese | Sasahiller | Alien Ateria | Alien Mysteler | King Bockle | Alien Bat | Zetton II
Redman Kaiju
Redman Darkron | Black King | Arstron | Garamon | Alien Icarus | Dorako | Peguila | Jirahs | Alien Baltan | Alien Goron | Gomora | Woo | Kanegon | Alien Mefilas | Sadola | Dangar | Ghostron | Gokinezula | Eleking | Telesdon | Nokogilin | King Maimai | Sartan | Bemstar | Beacon | Gronken | Zaurs | Kingstron | Stegon | Alien Mysteler | Zagoras | Kodaigon | Granadas | Plooma | Sasahiller | Alien Centaurus | Gudon | Red Killer | Draculas | Shugaron | Alien Bat | Zetton II
Unused Redman Kaiju Big Liger | Graygas | Sufinga
Ultraman Mebius Kaiju
Ultraman Mebius Dinozaur | Gudon | Birdon | Miclas | Kelbim | Dinozaur II | Sadola | Twin Tail | Bogarl | Lim Eleking | Alien Fanton | C-Pin 929 | Bogarlmons | Dinozaur III | Windom | Dinozaur Reverse | Kodaigon | Mukadender | Insectus | Gromite | Zamsher | Alien Magma | Alien Valky | Saramandora | Bemstar | Daigarugu | Arstron | Kelbim II | Lesser Bogarl | Chronorm | Alien Angel | Yapool | Fire Windom | Vakishim | Doragory | Verokron | Maquette Zetton | Ultraman Mebius (Maquette) | Nova | Maquette Nova | Inpelaizer | Roberuga | Alien Mates | Zoa Muruchi | Femigon | Alien Reflect | Alien Babarue | Angross | Alien Psychokino | Jasyuline | Arigera | Alien Serpent | Sorichra | Sorichran | Roberuga II | Hoe | Gomora IV | Mysterious Saucer fleet | Gadiba | Red King | Gomora Alpha | Mebius Killer | Giant Yapool | Deathrem | Lunaticks | Grozam | Alien Mefilas III | Gromite II | Mass-Produced Inpelaizer | Alien Empera
Ultraman Mebius Gaiden: Hikari Saga Arb | Bogarl | Bemstar | Alien Babarue
Ultraman Mebius & the Ultra Brothers U-Killersaurus | Yapool | Alien Temperor | Alien Zarab | Alien Guts | Alien Nackle | U-Killersaurus Neo
Ultraman Mebius Gaiden: Armored Darkness Saramandora | Mukadender | Roberuga | Kelbim | Armored Darkness
Great Decisive Battle! The Super 8 Ultra Brothers King Guesra | King Pandon | King Silvergon | King Goldras | Alien Super Hipporit | Giga Khimaira | Black Silhouette
Ultraman Mebius Gaiden: Ghost Rebirth Mechazam | Inpelaizer | Alien Mefilas III | Grozam | Deathrem | Mebius Killer | EX Zetton | Ghost Rebirth
Ultraman Mebius: Anderes Horizont Alien Mates Bio | Matsue | Alien Serpent | Naga | Alien Shaplay | Albino Giradorus | Usual | Shaplay Beast
Ultraman Trigger: New Generation Tiga Kaiju
Golba | Alien Metron Marluru | Gymaira | Ignis | Gazort | Oka-Gubila | Deban | Deathdrago | Satandelos | Alien Barossa IV | King Joe STORAGE Custom | Space Sevenger | Bullton | Baby Zandrias Kedamya | The Other's sea bream | Okorin Ball Parasite | Small Desimonia | Dada PDO-3 | Gargorgon | Zaragas
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