Neronga (ネロンガUltraman Series. It debuted in episode 3 of Ultraman. As with Pagos, Gabora and Magular, Neronga's original suit was represented by modifying the suit for Baragon; Neronga is the second monster in the set whose suits were produced in this way.) is a recurring dinosaurian Kaiju in the
Subtitle: Invisible Monster (透明怪獣 Tōmei Kaijū)
- 1 Conception
- 2 History
- 3 Data
- 4 Other Media
- 5 Merchandise
Neronga's name comes from the Roman emperor, Nero.
Neronga was said to be a small monster that lived in an old well some time in the Edo period. At some point supposedly, a samurai named Suneemon Murai (
From the abundance of electricity in the underground, it caused Neronga to grow huge. It remained quiet. That was until two years before its appearance, a power plant was constructed near its resting place and drained the ground of its energy, slowly starving Neronga where it would eventually reawaken in modern day.
Awoken by man and bellowing in hunger, Neronga emerged from underground, and headed for a nearby power plant to drain the energy. Soon the Science Patrol is called in to locate the monster. On arrival, Neronga was invisible and attacking a Transition Station, attacking and the Science Patrol began to open fire with their lasers, only angering the beast, who struck back with a beam of electricity. The crew survived, but Neronga escaped, looking for more energy.
Predicting Neronga would attack at another power plant, the Science Patrol forced the monster to become visible with their weaponry. Enraged, Neronga fought back by hurling a huge ship, destroying the entire plant and resumed attacking the Science Patrol with his electric bolts. One of the Science Patrol members managed to blow out one of Neronga's eyes but this only angered the monster even more. Hayata transformed into Ultraman and manhandles the beast, beating him like crazy, but Neronga still fought back. Before long, Ultraman tossed the monster into the air, and finished it with the Spacium Beam.
- Suit actor: Haruo Nakajima.
- Neronga was sleeping under Odawara Castle.
- Neronga was one of the monsters created from a modified Baragon costume, along with Pagos, Magular, and Gabora. Its roar is also reused from Baragon's.
- Neronga is one of the monsters that makes up Belyudra's Right Arm in Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie.
- Neronga was seen in one of the flashback of Ultraman Mebius & the Ultra Brothers and Great Decisive Battle! The Super 8 Ultra Brothers.
- In the series Dinosaur Great War Izenborg, Neronga is explained to be one of the many foot soldiers of Ururu. In actuality, stock footage of Neronga's invisible attack on a power plant was used.
- Neronga's ghost makes a brief cameo appearance in the Monster Graveyard as told by the Spark Doll Troupe in New Ultraman Retsuden episode 27.
- Neronga's ghost also makes a cameo appearance in the Monster Graveyard in Ultraman Mebius episode 21.
- In this appearance Neronga's suit is partially modified from Geronga as its horn is facing forward and he has ridges on the arms.
- Old promotional photos seem to imply Neronga was originally intended to be a pawn of Alien Baltan. In the same photos Neronga is brown in color and lacks the antennae on its head.
- Neronga's data base image in Ultraman Mebius shows Neronga without its antennas as well.
- During Neronga's first attack he is seen without the antennae on the head (much like the photos mentioned above). The Yamanaya figure also lacks the antennae.
- In akin to the original Ultraman, the 1995 Bandai figure was modified from the 1992 Baragon figure.
- Neronga is the first quadrupedal monster to fight against an Ultra Warrior.
- In Return of Ultraman episode 15, Neronga is mistaken for Eledortus when he first appeared, and later Neronga is compared to Eledortus by MAT.
- After Gabora was killed, the suit was reverted back to Neronga, where it made public appearances, until it was sent back to Toho to be used in the construction of Baragon for Destroy All Monsters.
- Neronga's likeness was used in the 1970's card game Pachimon, creating such creatures like Zelako, an unnamed kaiju with an edited Sea Dragon from Kaiju Ouji, and Kibira with it's head being replaced by Godzilla's.
Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle
Neronga was first seen battling against a Gudon. At first it seemed Gudon had the upper hand, but when Neronga used its invisibility ability to outsmart and distract Gudon long enough to kill it with electricity bolts. After the match, Neronga proceeded to feed on the electricity of a nearby radio station. The next day, Neronga was wandering the area looking for more electricity, ultimately setting its sights on the ZAP SPACY where the monster attacked them looking for more electricity. Rei summoned Gomora to do battle against the monster and it seemed Gomora had the upper hand, but Neronga used its invisibility ability against to try and distract Gomora to kill him. Listening closely to Neronga's movements, Rei guided Gomora into attacking the invisible Neronga and successfully destroyed the monster as a result.
Sometime later when the monster Bullton appeared before ZAP SPACY, Neronga was revived alongside Red King and Telesdon. Neronga was the first to charge into battle against Gomora and Litra. While Telesdon fought Litra, he accidentally killed Neronga with its flame breath.
- Neronga was created from a reused Geronga suit. Interestingly enough, Geronga himself is a direct tribute to Neronga, since Neronga pre-dates Geronga by nearly 40 years.
- And just like the original Neronga, the suit from Ultra Galaxy would be used to make Magular.
- During the opening credits to the series, Neronga is seen battling Telesdon, even though both monsters worked together when they were revived by Bullton.
- Neronga's appearance in episode 3 is meant as a homage to the placement of its original episode.
It is evidently that Neronga's Spark Doll was collected and used to create Cyber Neronga (サイバーネロンガ Saibā Neronga). The monster's design was used by Xio as one of their target practice, alongside Cyber Zarab.
Cyber Neronga reappeared as a Cyber Card in the final episode of Ultraman X. After Ultraman X spoke out to Gomora and striked Greeza right in the center of its chest, Neronga, along with all of the other Cyber Cards, traveled to X and united with him. Cyber Neronga's power was used to help form the Hybrid Armor and power up the Ultimate Xanadium to defeat Greeza once and for all. Neronga, along with the numerous other Cyber Cards and Spark Dolls, then appeared and thanked Daichi as he thanked them.
Neronga was summoned by Saki Mitsurugi, who had recently taken over Aizen Tech. She used Neronga to redirect electrical energy from a nearby electrical tower to Aizen Tech's premises, for purposes unknown. Ultraman Rosso and Ultraman Blu arrived to deal with Neronga, but they were both caught off guard by its invisibility powers and electrical attacks. After giving them a beatdown, Neronga was recalled by Saki, reverting it back to its R/B Crystal.
When Katsumi Minato and Isami Minato confronted Aizen Tech's new president while she was talking to Asahi Minato, she revealed herself to be the one summoning monsters recently as she unveiled her special Gyro to call Neronga into action again. The brothers transformed to fight, and this time they thought of a way to counter its invisibility, which was by covering it in sand. The brothers then used the power of the Kiwami Crystal to transform into Ultraman Ruebe, who finished it off with the Ruebe Kourin Shot after a brief fight.
- Suit Actor: Hiroyuki Arai
- A new suit was constructed for Neronga's appearance in this show.
- Its two newer attacks in this series is partly due to being summoned by Saki's Gyro, which is said to have the property of empowering the summoned/transformed monster.
Neronga, along with several other monsters sleeping underground across the globe, was awakened after Genegarg crash landed on Planet Earth. It appeared in Atayama City, Shizuoka, intending to feed on electrical lines there. Haruki Natsukawa sorties in Sevenger to deal with the monster, but was easily defeated due to its invisibility. Haruki tried to transform into Ultraman Z , but the Z Riser refused to activate. Neronga drained Sevenger of its energy before escaping once again. As a result, Haruki was given a harsh sparing session by his superior, Shota Hebikura, who told him not to just rely on what he sees.
The STORAGE members worked together to come up with a plan to defeat Neronga. Yuka Ohta managed to create a device that could disrupt and release Nergonga's electrical charge into the air when fired at the base of its horn, but the team only had one shot as they could create only one of them in a hurry. Neronga appeared again near the Clean Infinity Power Plant, but had consumed much more electricity than before, making it even more powerful. Haruki to shoot a tracker at it so that Yoko Nakashima could fire the electrical dispersion device, but Neronga's increased power was unexpected and was able to knock Sevenger over.
This time, Haruki was able to transform in Ultraman Z Alpha Edge and fight against Neronga. Remembering his training session from earlier, Haruki used his senses to detect Neronga instead of seeing it, and allowed him to accurately attack it. Yoko managed to fire the device at Neronga, canceling out its electrical powers, though it went invisible immediately. Detecting Neronga through sense once more, Z fired the Zestium Beam at the monster and destroyed it. After Haruki and Yoko returned to the base, Yuka went off to dissect Neronga's remains, including part of its horn.
Neronga's horn was later put to use in powering up Windom, which had an initial charging time of four days. Yuka had noticed that the piece had caused Haruki's pudding that had been stored in the same fridge, to become roasted. Rembering what Kojiro Inaba had said earlier about unexpected things becoming useful later on, she hooked up the organ to some electrical equipment that ran into Windom, amplifying the electricity enough to fully charge the mecha, that promptly sortied to help Ultraman Z fight against Telesdon. After the success of the operation, Yuka announced that she planned to artificially recreate the organ to circumvent Windom's charge time.
- Suit Actor: Hiroyuki Arai
- The Neronga suit from Ultraman R/B is reused for its appearance.
- The sound of Neronga becoming visible in this series is a reused Terochilus roar.
- In the second voice drama for Z, Z and Zero talk about Neronga with Z not remembering his name properly, saying that the name was "Melon" or "Neon".
Neronga has been confirmed to appear in this film.
- Height: 45 m
- Weight: 40,000 t
- Origin: Miyama (Ultraman), Underground of Planet Boris (Ultra Galaxy), Ayaka City (summoned by Saki Mitsurugi), Shizuoka City (Z)
- Attack: 800
- Defense: 1100
- Speed: 1000
- Neronga's invisibility requires electrical energy. Neronga will become visible once its energy is depleted.
- Its invisibility can be negated if its body is completely covered by things like dirt or if it is struck with a hard blow.
- Neronga's nose horn is the conduit for its electrical power. Because of this, the electricity it gathered can be dispersed if an electric field is generated at the base of its horn.
- Powers and Weapons
- Burrowing: Neronga can submerge itself from the underground.
- Electricity Absorption: Instead of feeding on food for a diet, Neronga feeds on raw electricity in order to empower himself, making him immune to electrical attacks.
- Despotic Electric Attack (暴君電撃 Bōkun Dengeki): Neronga can fire powerful bolts of electricity in rapid succession from the tips of his horns and his nasal horn. These bolts are strong enough to kill weaker monsters in a few blasts, but if Neronga runs low on energy, it is not very powerful, unable to kill even a man. When using this its horns will flip forward.
- Invisibility: Neronga can turn invisible at will after feeding on a certain amount of electricity. When invisible, he can also move at incredible speed, allowing him to run around and confuse opponents and attack them from afar. In Ultraman Z it is revealed that the ability also allows Neronga to cover its heat signature.
- Tail: Neronga has a long, thick tail that he sometimes uses to beat and whip his opponents.
- ULTRA MONSTERS
- Thunder Connection (サンダーコネクション Sandā Konekushon): A tag-team attack with Eleking. The former wrapped Neronga's body with its tail to supercharge the latter with volts of electricity, before Neronga used both Eleking and its own power to deliver a huge lightning bolt attack towards the target.
- Ultraman R/B
- Despotic Electric Ball (暴君電光弾 Bōkun Denkō-dan): Neronga can create five balls of electricity and launch them at its opponent. When using this its horns will flip forward.
- Despotic Attack Rush (暴君撃突進 Bōkun Geki Tosshin): Neronga surrounds itself with electricity and charges towards the opponent. However, the only time this was ever attempted, it failed.
- Height: 45 m
- Weight: 40,000 t
- Origin: Planet Molisis (惑星モリシス Wakusei Morishisu)
- Powers and Weapons
- Despotic Electric Attack (暴君電撃 Bōkun Dengeki): Like the original Neronga, the mutant can still unleash a stream of electricity from its horns, it being stronger than the original.
- Height: 45 m
- Weight: 40,000 t
- Origin: Xio headquarters
- Powers and Weapons
- Height: TBA
- Weight: TBA
- Origin: TBA
- Powers and Weapons
- Invisibility: Neronga can turn invisible to the naked eye.
Neronga appears in two mini-videos for this video game to act as sport for the main alien trio. His head has plasma crystals that, when destroyed, act as game points for the player.
After the Rush Hunters Barel, Magna, and Garm take the Red King's Plasma Souls, a thunderstorm awakens the Neronga, who attacks the hunters after feeding on a lightning bolt. Garm uses the Hawkeye Shot several times, but to no avail. Magna spies its footprints, and attempts to use Force Sabre, but bounces off the creature's forehead and flies into a stalagmite. Garm then tells Barel and Magna that Neronga can only stay invisible for a certain amount of time after absorbing some electricity. They regroup as Neronga absorbs another lightning bolt and vanishes. Garm then gives the others his plan, which is put into action. Barel uses his copies as decoys to make the Neronga shoot out all its energy. Magna uses his metal arm as a lightning rod, to prevent the Neronga from absorbing any more lightning. As soon as Neronga becomes visible, Barel uses his scarf to bind Neronga's nose horn and trap it long enough for Garm to shoot its Plasma Souls.
Plasma Killersaurus Hunting
Neronga appeared at the very end alongside Red King, Dinosaur Tank, Antlar, Eleking, Verokron, King Joe, Gandar, and Super Earth Gomora and about to face off against the trio and many Alien Metron, Waroga, Kyrieloid, Alien Zarab, other Alien Guts, Alien Babarue, Alien Chibull in exosuits, Yapool, Alien Temperor, Alien Nackle, and other Alien Magma.
Neronga appeared in this game, as well as a black-colored subspecies called Neronga Black.
Rise of Ultraman
A pair of Neronga appeared in Marvel Comic's Rise of Ultraman, being dealt with by Ultraman and his human ally.
|The Birth of Ultraman||Kanegon | Garamon | M1 | Red King | Alien Baltan | Antlar | Chandlar|
|Ultraman||Bemular | Alien Baltan | Neronga | Ragon | Greenmons | Guesra | Antlar | Red King | Chandlar | Magular | Suflan | Pigmon | Gabora | Jirahs | Gango | Mummy Man | Dodongo | Pestar | Gamakugira | Gavadon | Alien Baltan II | Bullton | Alien Zarab | Aboras | Banila | Hydra | Kemular | Underground People | Telesdon | Jamila | Gubila | Guigass | Dorako | Red King II | Suflan II | Gomora | Dada | Goldon | Woo | Keronia | Zumbolar | Alien Mefilas | Giant Member Fuji | Alien Baltan III | Kemur II | Alien Zarab II | Skydon | Seabozu | Zaragas | Re-Pigmon | Re-Dorako | Re-Telesdon | Geronimon | Keylla | Saigo | Alien Zetton | Zetton|
|Ultraman R/B Kaiju|
|Ultraman R/B||Grigio Bone | Cereza | Black King | Gargorgon | Red King | Guebasser | Mecha Gomora | Aribunta | Ultraman Orb Dark | Gomess (S) | Horoboros | Bezelb | Gubila | Grigio King | Neronga | Pigmon | Booska | Dada | Alien Zarab | Alien Mefilas | Alien Chibull | Alien Bado | Alien Pitt | Alien Nackle | King Joe | Grand King Megalos | Gomora | Kamisori Demaaga | Grigio Regina | Leugocyte|
|Ultraman R/B The Movie: Select! The Crystal of Bond||Bemstar | Gan-Q | Alien Pegassa Pega | Mecha Gomora | Snake Darkness | Pigmon | Grigio Regina|
|Ultraman R/B Novel: The Blue-Eyed Girl Whose Name is Gray||Bakubarba | Nero | Margodon | Grigio | Fearmonger | Alien Egon Ciel | Barrigator No. 1 and 2 | Leugocyte|