Lagoras (ラゴラス Ragorasu), also known as Ragoras, is a kaiju that appeared in the Ultraman Max TV series. He first appeared in episode 1 and returned in episode 30.
- Lagoras: Frozen Monster (冷凍怪獣 Tōketsu Kaiju)
- Lagoras Evo: Evolution Monster (進化怪獣 Shinka Kaiju)
Lagoras was an aquatic monster who appeared shortly after Grangon was destroyed by DASH, attracted by the monster's appearance. Lagoras surfaced on the Izu Peninsula and began to rampage in Ryugen town until DASH arrived to try and stop the monster. However, their weapons did nothing but annoyed Lagoras into following them to a nearby Volcanic Eruption, where Grangon was revived by nearby lava flow. Following DASH towards the valley where Grangon emerged, the two monsters met and viciously began to battle each other. Neither Grangon nor Lagoras could best one another. During the battle Kaito Touma took off with one of DASH's jets to take down both monsters at once, but it was quickly downed by Lagoras's ice breath. To both monsters' misfortune, Ultraman Max arrived and merged with Kaito before the jet could crash and now both monsters had to deal with the newest Ultraman to arrive on Earth. Neither Grangon nor Lagoras were much of a match for the Ultra, and together were both destroyed by Ultraman Max's Maxium Cannon.
- Originally, Lagoras' subtitle was to be Deep Sea Ancient Monster (深海古代怪獣 Shinkai Kodai Kaijū).
- Lagoras' roar is a sped up Melba roar.
- Lagoras' head bears a resemblence to the head of the kaiju Slattern from the 2013 American film Pacific Rim.
- Lagoras has the same subtitle as Peguila, Margodon, and Gigass.
- This episode was later featured in episode 15 of Ultraman Retsuden, "Birth of Ultraman Max! Defeat the 2 Monsters!!".
- Lagoras as well as Grangon were also referenced by King Pandon Spark Doll as their research topic for New Ultraman Retsuden episode 15.
Lagoras later appeared in episode 30, as Lagoras Evo (ラゴラスエヴォ 'Ragorasu Evuo).
Months after Ultraman Max's arrival and the death of Grangon and Lagoras, two more of the same monsters appeared and fought with Lagoras winning. By absorbing the back features and lava-based abilities of Grangon, the Lagoras evolved into fused elemental monster known as "Lagoras Evo". Lagoras Evo appeared at a research site and began to attack the area with its fireballs. DASH was quick on the scene, but all of their weapons were shrugged off by Lagoras Evo's power. Annoyed by DASH's assaults, Lagoras Evo escaped underground and slept. The next day, Lagoras Evo returned to the surface to resume its destruction, this time setting its sights on a nearby city, with DASH's efforts again futile to his power. Finally, Ultraman Max arrived to do battle and it seemed the battle was at a standstill. However once Lagoras Evo overpowered Max's Max Galaxy attack, Lagoras Evo quickly gained the upper hand in beating down the Ultra. Fortunately, Sean of DASH completed a new weapon that would neutralize and destroy Lagoras Evo's core known as "AGMaser." Once Max was able to hold off Lagoras Evo long enough, DASH fired the AGMasers at Lagoras Evo, finally destroying the monster.
- Lagoras Evo's roar is reused but also enhanced with Grangon's roar since he is a fusion of both monsters.
Lagoras appeared as a Spark Doll in the final episode of Ultraman X. After Ultraman X spoke out to Gomora and striked Greeza right in the center of his chest, Lagoras, along with all of the other Spark Dolls and Cyber Cards, traveled to X and united with him. Lagoras' power was used to help form the Hybrid Armor and power up the Ultimate Xanadium to defeat Greeza once and for all. Lagoras can be seen when he, along with the numerous other Cyber Cards and Spark Dolls, appeared and thanked Daichi as he thanked them.
- Height: 53 m
- Weight: 57,000 t
- Origin: Off the coast of Izu Peninsula
- Powers and Weapons
- Ice Beam: Lagoras can fire an beam of ice from his mouth that can reach -240 degrees. It can solidify anything it touches into ice and also has explosive properties.
- Adapt Swimmer: Being an aquatic monster, Lagoras can swim at high speeds.
- Evolution: When killed a monster, Lagoran can absorb his opponent's power to evolve.
- Height: 54 m
- Weight: 60,000 t
- Origin: Long Yan Yue
- Powers and Weapons
- Ice Beam: Like the original, Lagoras Evo can fire a freezing beam of ice from his mouth, it is much stronger than the original Lagoras.
- Magma Core (マグマコア Maguma Koa): Inherited from Grangon, Lagoras Evo has a magma core on its chest that is capable of generating incredible temperatures up to 900 degrees celsius.
- Fireball: With his Magma Core, Lagoras Evo can launch fireballs from his chest.
- Super Thermal Ray (超温差光線 Chō nuku-sa Kōsen): Lagoras Evo can fire a combined blast of his Ice Beam and Fireball to create a very powerful orb of energy. Its strength rivals that of Ultraman Max's Galaxy Cannon.
- Burrowing: By manipulating the ground beneath or around him, Lagoras Evo can "burrow" at moderate speeds.
Lagoras was released by Bandai in their Ultra Monster Series in 2005, in the "Ultraman Max" tag series. Lagoras was released along side his nemesis: Grangon, in the series to coincide with their episode appearance and has since risen in popularity in the Ultraman Max toy lineup. The figure sports two points of articulation, disappointing, since leg articulation could have been easily added. Lagoras is made from a ice blue vinyl with white-yellow highlights. Lagoras was labeled number 2 in the series. An Lagoras Evo figure was never released, but it is possible to modify a normal Lagoras into an Evolved version. In 2013 Lagoras is released as part of the Ultra Monster 500 Series. He is #37 in the series and has 2 points of articulation. He is given a darker shade of blue. He stands at 5in tall.
|Ultraman Max Kaiju & Seijin|
|Grangon | Lagoras | Eleking | Baby Eleking | Reguila | Alien Sran | Pigmon | Red King | Salamadon | Paragler | People of Nebula KJ-K5 (Kesam, Kerus, Kedam) | Bugdalas | Natsunomeryu | Metacisus | Antlar | Halen | Alien Zetton | Zetton | King Joe | IF | Mike, Kuro and Tama | Nina | Eraga | Alien Shamer | Alien Tarla | Gilfas | Cloudos | Gomora | Madeus | Flygler | Alien Metron | Alien Neril | Alien Godley | Unizin | Alien Pitt | Eleking II | Luganoger | Lilika | Geronga | Lagoras Evo | Moetaranga | Tiny Baltan | Dark Baltan | Hophop | Adam | Eve | Red King II | Alien Satun | Keplus | Delos people | Auto Maton | Scout Berserke | Satellite Berserke | Giga Berserke|