Pagos (パゴス Pagosu)[1][2] was a Kaiju that first appeared in Ultra Q. It appeared in episode 18.

Subtitle: Underground Monster (地底怪獣 Chitei Kaijū)[1][2]

History

Ultra Q

Pagos was an ancient monster who had ravaged Beijing in search of uranium to feed upon. Once his consumption of uranium was full from Beijing, Pagos turned his attention to Japan to feed on nuclear energy from a newly created industrial plant.

Pagos later surfaced in the middle of a field where it attacked a small girl and boy who had found a capsule full of uranium, disguised to look like an egg. After the capsule was lost in the scuffle between the monster and the children, Pagos resumed its trek to attack the industrial plant. After the monster destroyed the plant, a few missiles were launched that doused Pagos with chemicals that solidified the kaiju into stone. Pagos then fell apart into stone fragments.

Trivia

  • Pagos was the first of many monsters who originated from a modified Baragon suit, followed by Neronga, Magular, and Gabora. Much like the rest of these monsters, except Gabora, Pagos also possesses the same roar.
  • Originally Gomess was planned to appear in the episode in the monster's place instead, however due to Tsuburaya Productions returning the Godzilla suit to Toho, Pagos was introduced instead, as Baragon's suit was still on loan.
  • During Ultra Q's planning phase, an episode where a second Pagos would appear and battle against Peter was in the works, as well as one where he would fight Garamon and Kemur was also planned, but the episodes were never made.
  • Originally Pagos was going to appear in episode 9 of Ultraman, but Tsuburaya decided to create a different monster instead; Gabora.
  • Pagos was meant to appear in episode 32 of Ultraseven as the controller of Rigger's planet, but was replaced by said monster.
  • Episode 29 of the series Ultraman Max is supposedly a tribute to Ultra Q, with Pagos planning to return but due to the death of its corresponding writer from said monster's debut episode, Pagos was replaced with Geronga, a new monster that resembles the Baragon archetypes from Ultraman, particularly Neronga and Pagos.
  • Although not physically seen, Pagos is one of the monsters that makes up Belyudra's body in Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie.
  • Old promotional photos from Ultra Q showed Pagos fighting Peguila; as well as the two of them fighting Kanegon.
  • Pagos has an eyelid mechanisim only used for one scene. He also has an inner light in his iris that glows when he detects uranium.

Ultraman Taiga

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Pagos was accidentally summoned by Alien Zelan Oshoro via an alien device, who wanted to summon Gymaira instead. It was frightened and pushed out of its natural habitat by Gymaira, who was draining the Earth's energy. Pagos emerged from the underground and started rampaging through the city, prompting Hiroyuki Kudo to act and transform into Ultraman Taiga. Taiga's attacks, including the Hell Slash, were ineffective against Pagos' tough hide, so he switched to Ultraman Titas, who was briefly able to beat Pagos with sheer might. However, the tables turned when Pagos used its energy drill attack, forcing Titas into a corner. He then tagged out with Ultraman Fuma, who ended Pagos by slicing its underbelly with an energy blade. As Pagos died, it shed a single tear and turned to stone. One Afternoon When the Magic Was Lost From the Star EGIS and Maria inspect Pagos' corpse after Taiga was defeated by Gymaira, but when Gymaira returns, the tremors caused by him caused some pieces of Pagos to fall off. The rest of Pagos' corpse was slowly dismantled and taken away by dump trucks after Gymaira is defeated. Even Then the Universe Will Still Go on Dreaming

Trivia

  • In similar fashion to Neronga's appearance in Ultraman R/B, Pagos' suit was freshly made for this appearance.
  • Director Takanori Tsujimoto stated that Pagos' petrified body, which was seen throughout episode 12, was meant to show how people dealt with the bodies of monsters after they are defeated, since he rarely sees this kind of scene.[3]

Ultraman Z

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One day, Pagos awakened from its slumber and emerged from the underground, making its way onto the surface. Wandering around, it was confronted by STORAGE's King Joe and Windom. After a single missile was shot at the underground monster, Pagos suddenly disappeared before the projectile could hit it.

An analysis conducted after the incident found that frequencies emitted by Kemur's Erasing Energy Source had attracted Pagos, which led Pagos to surface in search for it. Kemur had made it disappeared due to Pagos being an inconvenience to Kemur's plans. When Kemur was defeated at the hands of Ultraman Z, Pagos was returned along with all the other people Kemur had abducted. Confused and scared, Pagos burrowed away into the ground and escaped. Rechallenge from the Year 2020

Data

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Stats
  • Height: 30 m, 52 m (Z)[2]
  • Weight: 18,000 t, 20,000 t (Taiga)[1], 36,000 t (Z)[2]
  • Origin: Underground Ibaraki Prefecture
Powers and Weapons
  • Burrowing: Pagos can burrow at moderate speeds.
  • Molecular Disintegration Beam (分子構造破壊光線 Bunshi Kōzō Hakai Kōsen)[2]: Pagos can fire a yellow-colored energy beam from its mouth.
Ultraman Taiga
  • Strength: Pagos has great natural strength and exceeds Ultraman Titas'.[1]
  • Tough Hide: Pagos' exterior is tough enough for it to withstand attacks such as Hell Slash without taking any substantial damage.
  • Spiral Drill Beam (螺旋掘削光線 Rasen Kussaku Kōsen): A drill made of energy fired from its horns, capable of going through buildings.
  • Petrification: Pagos turns itself to stone upon death.

Merchandise

Gallery

Ultra-Q

Ultraman Taiga

Miscellaneous

References

Ultra Q Kaiju
Ultra Q Gomess | Litra | Goro | Namegon | Juran | Peguila | Gameron | Kai Dragon | Otohime | Gorgos | Mongular | Tarantula | M1 | Balloonga | Larugeus | Garamon | Kanegon | Cicada Man | The 1/8 Humans | Pagos | Kemur | Ragon | Clapton (Unaired) | Bostang | Alien Ruperts | Alien Keel | The Giant | Butterfly Morpho | Sudar | Goga | Lily | Peter | Todora | The Train In The Vary Dimension
Ultra Q The Movie: Legend of the Stars Nagira | Wadatuzin
Ultra Q: Dark Fantasy Gara Q | Garagon | Alien Giraff | The Living Brain | Puzzle Woman | Hieronymus machine | Fake Policemen D1 & D2 | "Paradise" courier | Mouse Catchers | TGS-55 | Ghoulish Beings | Kiara | Unitoroda | Sabikong | Alien Cosmonet Yamada | Ceremonial Bonfire | The 3-eyed Totem Pole | Alien Utsugi | Varno | Mirror World Duplicates | Lily | Old Gentleman | The Shining Ship | Cicada Woman | Garagon II | Komachi | Blonde Juvenile | Camera that Beyonds Space-time | Advance Human Genome | Hecate | The First, Second, Fourth ~ Tenth Planet People | Kanegoneh | The Doll | Foreign Body | Lecuum
Neo Ultra Q Niruwanie | Burezaren | Alien Vulcanus | Mahler | Android Epigonoido | Sedegan | Gastrobot | Hatha Gi Nord | Purana | Falmagon | Argos Fear Intellectual Sphere | Soma
Ultraman Taiga Kaiju
Ultraman Taiga Alien Rivers Kawazu | Homare Soya | Alien Ckalutch | Cicada Human | Alien Magma Maguma | Baby Zandrias | Zegun | Young Mother Zandrias | Alien Markind Markind | Hellberus | Baby Guesra Chibisuke | Lecuum | King Guesra Chibisuke | Galactron MK2 | Darebolic (MB) | Alien Fanton | Alien Zetton Zolin | Volk | Alien Serpent | Galmess | Hupnath | Alien Pedan | Chiburoid | Alien Seger Aoi | Segmeger | Alien Damara | Alien Gapiya Abel | Cicada Girl | Alien Perolynga | Alien Babarue | Alien Hook | Night Fang | Majappa | Maiko Namekata | Alien Keel | Hupnath | Alien Nackle Odyssa | Black King | Maria | Alien Zelan Oshoro | Pagos | Gymaira | Ilt | Gigadelos | Lunah | Alien Galo | Dethmon | Purana | Baby Samekujira | Lim Eleking | Baby Vadata | Alien Chibull Mabuze | Skull Gomora | Alien Semon Meed | Demaaga | Bemular | Alien Bat Seiji Komori | Alien Pitt Hitomi Mizuno | Zetton | Gorothunder | Mystie | Alien Bado El-Ray | Aribunta | Pandon | Alien Ghose | Takkong | Shinji | Giestron | Alien Godola | Alien Sran | Alien Zarab | Woola
Ultraman Taiga The Movie: New Generation Climax Alien Keel | Alien Serpent | Lecuum | Alien Fanton | Alien Zelan | Hellberus | Segmeger | Night Fang | Gigadelos | Gorothunder | Legionoid Dada Customize | Dada | Alien Ckalutch | Alien Bado | Alien Shaplay | Alien Groza | Grimdo
Tri-Squad VoiceDrama Kishiader | Gerg | Imbiza | Modified Brocken | Mecha Birdon | Zaragas | Alien Iyros | Beacon | Modified Muruchi | Pestria | Paraidar | Dairaoh | Ilia | Alien Godmes
Tregear's Story/Blue Shadow Gagoze | Snark | Mulnau | Leugocyte | Greeza | Alien Pegassa Pega | Snake Darkness
Ultraman Z Kaiju
Gomess | Sevenger | Genegarg | Bullton | Celebro | Neronga | Majappa | Bemstar | Segmeger | Windom | Guigass | Gomora | Telesdon | Erimaki-Telesdon | Peguila | Jugglus Juggler | Zeppandon | Gillvalis | Alien Pegassa Pega | Valis Raider | Skull Gomora | Thunder Killer | Pedanium Zetton | Alien Pitt | Tri-King | Five King | King Joe | Alien Barossa | Red King A & B | Giestron | Grigio Raiden | Kanegon | Greeza | Horoboros | Metsuboros | Pagos | Kemur | Baraba
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