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Oil Drinker (オイルドリンカー Oiru Dorinkā) was the first monster (also one of Yapool's Terrible-Monsters) to appear in the TV series, Ultraman Taro. A Terrible-Monster that Yapool had created, but left unused in favour of his then-strongest creation, Jumbo King, Oil Drinker was left to his own devices following Yapool's defeat at the hands of Ultraman Ace. The creature began wreaking havoc across the seas in its quest for oil to consume, only to meet its end at the hands of Astromons, the first Super Ability Monster, and a brand new type of Kaiju from Earth supposedly stronger than anything Yapool had made.

Subtitle: Oil Terrible-Monster (オイル超獣 Oiru Chōjū)

History

Ultraman Taro

Oil Drinker was created by Yapool and attacked a Japanese oil refinery, consuming its oil. As ZAT arrived to attack it, a man named Kotaro Higashi tried to fight it too by hijacking one of the cranes nearby. Oil Drinker however was able to snap the crane, and disappeared into the ocean. 

Later that night, Oil Drinker returned to the same refinery and ZAT was already there to begin an attack. As ZAT and Oil Drinker were fighting, a massive plant lifted from the ground and took the form of the monster, Astromons, who joined the battle and fought the Terrible-Monster. Oil Drinker was no match against the more powerful Astromons, and was ultimately killed when he was eaten by his massive flower gorge. Like the Sun, Mother of Ultra

Trivia

  • Design by Teruo Suzuki.
  • When Doragory killed Muruchi in Ultraman Ace, it was to signify that Terrible-Monsters are stronger than Kaiju in the series. However when Astromons ate and killed Oil Drinker, these roles were reversed to show that the Kaiju of Taro are stronger than the Terrible-Monsters of Ace's time, thus creating a short-lived name of "Super Ability Monsters".
  • Oil Drinker uses a roar used by several kaiju and kaijn from the 1971 Senkosha series, Silver Kamen. This roar would later be used for Freeze Killer, King Tedgon, and Alien Akumania.
  • Oil Drinker was created from a modified Gorgosaurus costume from the TV series, Mirrorman. An actual Gorgosaurus would appear later in the series.

Oil Drinker's cameo in Heisei Ultraseven

  • Oil Drinker can be seen in the Ultra Guard's computer files in Ultraseven - Operation: Solar Energy.
  • In the Taro segment of the "Ultraman Encyclopedia", it states that Yapool released Oil Drinker several months after the events of Ace to give the humans time to recuperate before unleashing his final attempt and demonstration of his power.

Data

Stats
  • Height: 60 m
  • Weight: 29,000 t
  • Origin: Pacific Ocean ~ Tokyo Bay
Powers and Weapons
  • Fire Stream: Oil Drinker can emit a deadly stream of flames from his mouth.
  • Adept Swimmer: Oil Drinker is able to swim with little trouble.
  • Fangs: Oil Drinker has fangs sharper than diamond that are used to break tough oil barrels, refineries etc.
  • Oil Gorge: True to his name, Oil Drinker can consume many gallons of oil without receiving any negative side effects.

Merchandise

Gallery

Ultraman Taro Kaiju
Ultraman Taro Oil Drinker | Tigris Flower | Astromons | Cosmo Liquid | Live King | King Tortoise | Queen Tortoise | Mini Tortoise | Jirenma | Ganza | Tagarl | Tondaile | Arindo Ants | Arindo | Depparas | Basara | Volkeller | Sheltar | Enmargo | Miegon | Okariyan | Birdon | Kemjila | Flying Raidron | King Zemira | Pandora | Chinpe | Rodera | Space Moths | Mururoa | Rabbidog | Mukadender | Mandarin Grass | Alien Mefilas II | Re-Eleking | Reconstructed Giant Yapool | Reconstructed Bemstar | Reconstructed Sabotendar | Reconstructed Verokron | Mushra | Guron | Alien Temperor | Alien Katan | Grost | Hertz | Alien Medusa | Alien Miracle | Alien Terrorist | Mochiron | Tyrant | Gongoros | Android Seiko | Elegia | Motokureron | Alien Kisaragi | Memole | Alien Dorzu | Piccolo | Gorgosaurus | Gelan | Alien File | Veron | Orphy | Alien Khan | Garaking | Rindon | Dorobon | Samekujira | Alien Valky
Ultraman Story Tyrant | Antlar | Alien Borg | Dokkun | Zemistlar | Gudon | Twin Tail | Re-Eleking | Alien Mefilas | Juda | Alien Baltan V | Alien Hipporit | Enmargo | Grand King
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