Biography

"Then, a hero appeared and sealed Orochi away and rescued her. In order to prevent the creature from ever reviving, she used the hero's power to create a barrier and has been guarding the forbidden forest ever since."

―An article's depiction of Princess Tamayura and Maga-Orochi.

"When an arrow like a bolt from the heavens strikes with wicked force, Orochi is reborn."

―Magatano-Orochi's description in the Pacific Records

Maga-Orochi (マガオロチ) is a Kaiju that debuted in Ultraman Orb. A giant space Kaiju that devoured every star in its path, it was put to sleep by Zoffy in the ancient times before being awakened by Jugglus Juggler through the use of the 6 Kaiju Cards of the other Lord Monsters and Ultraman Belial's Ultra Fusion Card in the present day.

Although it was seemingly killed after its defeat by Ultraman Orb's Thunder Breastar form, Maga-Orochi shed its juvenile form. Its spirit had actually descended into the Earth's crust, maturing into its adult state, Magatano-Orochi (マガタノオロチ). This form is the final and most powerful monster to appear in the series.

Subtitles:

  • Maga-Orochi: Great Lord Monster (大魔王獣 Dai Maō-jū)
  • Magatano-Orochi: Giga Lord Monster (超大魔王獣 Chō Dai Maō-jū)

Conception

Etymology

Magatano-Orochi's name is derived from Yamata no Orochi, a giant eight-headed snake of Japanese legend.

Design

The current design of Magatano-Orochi was made by Fuyuki Shimada, who excluded its arms in order to give its giant mouth better mobility by having the suit actor move it.

History

Pre-Ultraman Orb

Maga-Orochi is a parastic monster hailing from the Monster Galaxy (モンスター銀河 Monsutā Ginga), who fed off the energy of planets, destroying them in the process. It traveled from planet to planet, draining them of their energy until it came to Earth, where it rested deep underground as the Maga-Soul (マガ魂 Maga Tamashī), an egg-like state. Its power resonated with the elements of the Earth, and spawned the other Lord Monsters, which prompted the Ultra Warriors to go to Earth after sensing instability in the environment, and sealed them away. At some point, Maga-Orochi also kidnapped a princess by the name of Tamayura, until it was defeated by a warrior of light, causing it to be trapped in its egg state. However, the seal on it and the other Lord Monsters would not last forever. Since then, the princess used the warrior's power to keep the seal of Maga-Orochi from being broken, and was heralded as the protector of the forbidden forest.

Ultraman Orb

Maga-Orochi

In present times, Jugglus Juggler used his Dark Ring, along with his Lord Monster Kaiju Cards, to summon a giant glowing meteor from the ground. The meteor's dark energy was restrained by the protective seal of Zoffy's Ultra Fusion Card, until the mastermind used Ultraman Belial's Ultra Fusion Card to completely negate the former's power. The meteor burst and revealed the Great Lord Monster Maga-Orochi, which immediately began to rampage towards the city. Gai transformed into Ultraman Orb and used all of its available forms to date, ranging from Spacium Zeperion to Hurricane Slash, and finally Burnmite but the Lord Monster rejuvenated itself in seconds and inflicting great damage to him. Devoid of energy and unable to carry on, Orb’s form evaporated into particles and Gai was reverted back into his human form, falling unconscious from the over-exertion. With Orb out of his way, Maga-Orochi continued to lay waste to the city while Jugglus Juggler stole Gai's Ultra Fusion Card Holder. Trouble! Mama's Here!

Having destroyed the majority of the city, Maga-Orochi decided to lie down and rest. But the monster's vitals and brain activity were rapidly increasing while it was sleeping, according to Shin's Biological Activity Analyzer. After regaining its energy, the monster woke up and continued its warpath of destruction. When it noticed Gai trying to transform for the second time, it tried to kill him, but Princess Tamayura used her powers to keep the monster at bay in an effort to buy Gai some time to transform. However, Maga-Orochi overwhelmed Tamayura's magical powers and presumably obliterated her with his Maga Thunderclap. Shocked at the princess's disappearance, Gai decides to use his anger to finally summon Ultraman Belial and complete his transformation to Ultraman Orb Thunder Breastar. Unlike his previous forms, Orb's Thunder Breastar form possessed the power to fight the Great Lord Monster head-on, fighting in full retaliation to the point of severing its tail. Harnessing the light and dark energies of Zoffy and Belial, Orb unleashed his Zettcium Beam for the grand finale, a beam powerful enough to knock back the monster and eventually destroy it in a fiery explosion. Bearing witness to this unexpected outcome, Jugglus Juggler became extremely furious that this powerful Kaiju he resurrected was not able to defeat Orb for good. The Dark King's Blessing

Maga-Orochi's Tail

"Looks familiar doesn't it? It's Maga-Orochi's tail, which you tore off."

―Jugglus Juggler

Maga-Orochi's severed tail was kept by Juggler as part of the components to create Zeppandon, the other two being Zetton and Pandon's Kaiju Cards. During the second fight between the then notorious fusion Ultra and the fusion Kaiju, Juggler's choice to have made Orochi's tail a component of the latter proved to be a grave mistake, one that led to Zeppandon's, and his, downfall. After Orb saved the SSP, Naomi kept to her promise and "saved" Orb, allowing him to retrieve the Orb Calibur from Orochi's tail and unsealing Orb's Origin form, which he then used to defeat Zeppandon. An Unforgettable PlaceThe Holy Sword, Restored

Magatano-Orochi

"The darkness of the humans will give birth to Magatano-Orochi. And they'll send their own planet to hell."

―Jugglus Juggler

Soon, it was revealed that when Maga-Orochi was seemingly resting before it lost to Orb, it was giving its life to Earth. Its presence was sensed by many aliens that hidden on Earth to go back to space. The Unmarked Cafe This presence was also sensed by Juggler's Jashin Blade but after failing to defeat Orb in their gigantic proportions, he allowed himself to be captured by VTL and inform humanity of their own impending doom. The Blade of Darkness Orochi's reawakening took effect once more, resulted in rising temperatures, aliens leaving Earth in UFOs, aquatic Kaiju coming ashore, subterranean Kaiju dying suddenly, unusual storms and buildings sinking around the Tokyo Tower. He also informs them that Orochi is nearing the Tokyo Tower and inform them to destroy it in its chrysalis state, but when they did so with Spiner-R1 missile, the explosion instead unleashed Magatano-Orochi onto the world, just as how Juggler expected. It rampaged throughout the city and began to cause mass destruction, along with using numerous attacks from past Lord Monsters as it began to consume the Earth. After interrogating Juggler, Gai took immediate action and transformed into Ultraman Orb Thunder Breastar once more, seeing as how that form defeated Maga-Orochi before. When said form prove ineffective, he utilized Orb Origin and fire Orb Supreme Calibur but the monster literally ate his energy beam and ended the fight with Orochi penetrating Orb's Color Timer, rendering him untransformed. With Orb defeated, Orochi continues its rampage while facing against Z-VTOL fighters. The Giga Lord Monster Strikes Back

"One who reaches for the sun, with a purifying spirit, blocks Orochi's wicked spirit, becoming a demon gate."

―Magatano-Orochi's description of its weakness in the Pacific Records

After confronting Juggler, Gai transformed into Orb, using Spacium Zeperion and Burnmite before assuming Orb Origin. When the Ultraman's Color Timer began to blink, Magatano-Orochi was about to finish him off for good, but then, Jugglus Juggler, who was convinced by Naomi Yumeno to do the right thing, turned giant sized and slashed at the monster. At that moment, Orb and Jugglus finally reunited in battle and took on the Kaiju together by dodging and blocking its attacks and attacking it with their swords. However, the Ultimate Lord Monster was still standing and knocked the two warriors down with an enhanced tackle.

Meanwhile Shin and Jetta found out that when Maga-Orochi was giving its life to Magatano-Orochi, the transfer was interrupted by a sacred tree, resulted in the lower right part of Magatano-Orochi being incomplete and easily exposed, specifically on a point behind the kaiju's jaw, and the Z-VTOLs were able to expose the weak spot. Hearing it, the two warriors came at it and hit that area with their respective enhanced punches, but the Demon Beast ensnared Juggler with his tentacles and used him as a shield from Orb, yet Jugglus encouraged Orb to shoot his most light ray at the monster anyway. With that taken care of, Ultraman Orb finally eradicated Magatano-Orochi (and Jugglus Juggler supposedly) with the assisted power of his Ultra Fusion Cards, resulting in the same explosion that occurred 108 years ago in Rusalka. As he flew away, Juggler appeared to have survived the explosion, watching his human form Gai departing. The Wandering Sun

Trivia

Magatano-Orochi and its Kaiju Card (prototype)

  • An illustration of the prototype version of Magatano-Orochi shows that its body type is similar to its original form's, that being a standing-up humanoid shape. The left shoulder had a head on it, a possibly stretchable/moveable right arm which has a monster head and had a visible mouth located in his stomach. Its initial Kaiju Card is depicted to bear the element Fire (ヒ (火) Hi) instead of All (ゼン (全) Zen).
  • Maga-Orochi's Maga Thunderclap ability uses the same sound effect as Zaigorg's Bloody Flooding.
  • The way Magatano-Orochi defeated Orb is similar to Ultraman Tiga's final Kaiju, Gatanothor. Both of them defeated the Ultra with a beam that can penetrate through the Ultra body. The only difference is that Tiga's defeat caused him to turn into a statue, while Orb is only reverted back to Gai and severely weakened.
  • The Orb Calibur being found within Maga-Orochi's tail references the Kusanagi no Tsurugi, one of the three Imperial Regalia of Japan, alongside the Yata no Kagami and the Yasakani no Magatama. Kusanagi was originally found within one the Yamata no Orochi's severed tails after it was slain by the storm god Susanoo, after said tail shatters his previous sword.

Magatano-Orochi in Pacific Records

  • Magatano-Orochi's appearance radically differs from its deceptions in the Pacific Records, appearing as a massive serpentine creature in its first depiction and an eight-headed snake in the second. This is probably due to the Pacific Records being prophecies and thus cannot determine Magatano-Orochi's true physical appearance. However, in its final moments, the 8 snake-like heads emerged similar to the Pacific Records.
  • Maga-Orochi originating from the Monster Galaxy is a plausible reference to a real life monster/staburst galaxy called Orochi.
  • Magatano-Orochi's suit would be later be modified into Genegarg.

Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Absolute Conspiracy

As part of Absolute Tartarus's plans to take over the Land of Light, he travelled throughout the timeline, acquiring and recruiting a range of monsters and aliens for use in his schemes. Among these acquisitions was Maga Orochi's egg, a Maga-Soul. The Maga-Soul was placed on Planet Mikarito, where it began to eat away at the planet's lifeforce, causing it to rapidly age. Ultraman Max and Ultraman Ribut, a Civilization Observer at the time, went to the planet's caverns to investigate its ageing and came across the egg. While attempting to destroy it, Hellberus and Alien Sran appeared, the latter infecting Max with Gudis' cells to transform him into a monster that would be fed to Maga-Orochi to accelerate its evolution into Magatano-Orochi. Max ordered Ribut to escape and report the situation to the Inter Galactic Defense Force just before passing out, having been caught by the egg's tendrils and having his light energy drained.

Following Max's rescue and cure from his infection, Maga-Orochi hatched, now empowered by the Gudis cells in the surrounding area. Though the Maga-Soul hadn't absorbed enough energy from Max to accelerate its development into Magatano-Orochi, Maga-Orochi remained strong due to the Gudis Cells circulating through its body. Despite his weakened state, Max knew he would have to fight the Lord Monster, but fortunately Ultraman Xenon made his presence known, sending Max the Max Galaxy and recharging his energy, before then arriving in person. Together, Ribut, Max and Xenon teamed up to battle the beast, who was eventually taken down, his corpse remaining on Mikarito's surface after death. The Beginning

Ultraman Z

When Juggler, as Hebikura, replicated Haruki Natsukawa's Z Riser via the Jashin Blade, the Dark Z Riser came with Kaiju Medals of Zetton, Pandon, and Maga-Orochi, which were used to form Zeppandon once again. First Juggling

Data

Maga-Soul

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Stats
  • Origin: Monster Galaxy
Powers and Weapons
  • Energy Consumption: The Maga-Soul eats away at a planet's energy, slowly killing it. It can also consume the energy of other living beings. Consuing enough energy will allow it to evolve directly into Magatano-Orochi.
  • Lord Monster Creation: The Maga-Soul used the elements of the Earth to create the 6 Lord Monsters, possibly as a defense mechanism.

Maga-Orochi

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Stats
  • Height: 70 m
  • Weight: 80,000 t
  • Origin: Monster Galaxy → Forbidden forest in Tokyo
Powers and Weapons
  • Maga Thunderclap (マガ迅雷 Maga Jinrai): Maga-Orochi can fire a powerful lightning ray from its mouth.
  • Durability: Maga-Orochi's body is able to withstand beam attacks, such as Orb's Sparion Beam.
  • Body Lightning: Maga-Orochi can generate electricity from its body to fire off lightning or electrocute enemies after constricting them with its tail.
  • Self Healing: Maga-Orochi is capable of healing itself when damaged. Shown when it was burned by Orb's Stobium Dynamite.
  • Strength: Maga-Orochi is capable of lifting its foes up without any trouble and also stop their attacks. This is shown when it is able to stop Orb's Trident Slash by grabbing the Orb Slugger Lance.
  • Spikes: Maga-Orochi has spikes on its body which can weaken foes by drawing them near and impaling them.
  • Life Force Transferring: As Maga-Orochi is a larva state, it is able to transfer its lifeforce into the Earth, forming its chrysalis for its next form.
  • Space Adaptation: Maga-Orochi can somehow not only survive in space, but can also traverse planets and galaxies.
  • Burrowing: Maga-Orochi is capable of burrowing deep into the ground. Once it is done, it rests as the Maga-Soul, and consumes the planet's energy.
  • Maga-Soul (マガ魂 Maga Tamashī): Maga-Orochi's egg is Maga-Orochi's form taken on when it rests on a planet.

Magatano-Orochi

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Stats
  • Height: 77 m
  • Weight: 88,000 t
  • Origin: Beneath the Earth's crust → The vicinity of Tokyo Tower
  • Weakness: When Maga-Orochi was transferring its life to Magatano-Orochi's chrysalis, the transfer was interrupted by a sacred tree in Kamio Park, which caused a weak spot to be formed on the right of its jaw.
Powers and Weapons
  • Magatano Thunderclap (マガタノ迅雷 Magatano Jinrai): An improved variant of Maga-Orochi's main attack, can be launched from its mouth.
  • Powers of Lord Monsters: Magatano-Orochi can utilize the powers of other Lord Monsters in addition to its devolved form's original powers.
    • Maga-Orochi
      • Maga Thunderclap (マガ迅雷 Maga Jinrai): Its original ability, but instead of a single beam from its mouth, Magatano-Orochi can unleash two from its eyes.
      • Body Lightning: Magatano-Orochi can generate electricity from its body which can be used to electrocute enemies or be sent off as a shockwave upon impact.
    • Maga-Zetton
      • Maga Light Bullet (マガ光弾 Maga Kōdan): An energy ball of light launched from its giant mouth.
    • Maga-Basser
      • Magatano Storm (マガタノ嵐 Magatano Arashi): Magatano-Orochi can manipulate multitudes of cyclones to its liking. It has been doing this in the chrysalis state and resumed after the full reawakening.
    • Maga-Grand King
      • Magatano Perforation (マガタノ穿孔 Magatano Senkō): Magatano-Orochi can fire a powerful red laser capable of cutting a circular hole through any non-reflective material and is strong enough to puncture through an Ultra Armor. This laser appears to be unable to damage reflective objects.
      • Sinkhole Creation: It can create an enormous sinkhole, big enough to consume a building.
    • Maga-Jappa
      • Magatano Odor (マガタノ臭気 Magatano Shūki): Maga-Jappa's signature attack, it releases a rancid breath from its mouth. Like the original, this attack may not be lethal but is enough to temporarily disorientate the opponent. Its chrysalis state shown to be able to release the bad smell to the sewer system in Tokyo.
    • Maga-Pandon
      • Magatano Fireballs (マガタノ火球 Magatano Hi Dama): Magatano-Orochi is capable of aimlessly launching fireballs from its body.
      • Heat Generation: Based on Maga-Pandon's Maga-Fireball (マガ火球 Maga Kakyū), it release intense heatwave while in its chrysalis state. According to geothermal analysis, the heat caused by Orochi is proven to be hotter than the Earth's core (10,000°C).
    • Magatanothor
      • Maga-Tentacles (マガ触手 Maga Shokushu): Magatanothor's ability, Magatano-Orochi is able to launch numerous tentacles from its body which can be used to ensnare foes and lash out as weapons.
  • Consumption: True to being the legendary planet-eater, Magatano-Orochi can consume almost anything in its path.
    • Energy Absorb: Magatano-Orochi can absorb any beam attacks, even the strongest ones, such as the Orb Supreme Calibur.
  • Durability: Magatano-Orochi is durable enough to briefly withstand the Orb Supreme Calibur with no visible damage done to it.

Merchandise

Maga-Orochi along with his other form, Magatano-Orochi, were released as figures in the Ultra Monster Orb DX line. Maga-Orochi was released in mid-September, while Magatano-Orochi was released in early November. Both stand at 200mm, or 7.8 inches tall.

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