Biography

Sevenger (セブンガー Sebungā)[1][2], is a Capsule Kaiju who first appeared in Ultraman Leo, as the fourth official member of Ultraseven's set of Capsule Monsters. After a long absence, a second Sevenger appears in Ultraman Z, this time as a human-built machine and part of STORAGE's arsenal[2].

Subtitles:

  • Ultraman Leo: Monster Ball (怪獣ボール Kaijū Bōru)
  • Ultraman Z: Special Airborne Armor 1 (SAA-1) (特空機1号 Tokkū-ki Ichi-gō lit. Special Aircraft #1)[3][4]

History

Ultraman Leo

One of the most powerful Capsule Monsters to be created from the Land of Light, Sevenger was encased inside a capsule-like object and was on his way to Earth, being transported by Ultraman Jack to Dan Moroboshi as Dan couldn't transform due to his Ultra Eye being broken. Unfortunately, Jack was ambushed by the space monster Ashuran, and Sevenger was lost on Earth during the battle.

Once Jack and Ashuran landed on Earth, Ashuran went on a rampage, destroying anything in his sights while facing off against MAC. Meanwhile, Jack (as Hideki Go) was trying to locate Sevenger's ball to stop the monster. Upon locating it, Jack returned to assist MAC and gave the ball to Dan, who desperately used the capsule, unleashing Sevenger to battle the monster itself. Surprisingly, Sevenger was able to handle Ashuran in battle with ease, easily beating down the monster despite all that was thrown at it. Even when Ashuran managed to throw Sevenger to the ground, the heroic machine responded by simply rolling over its adversary before getting to its feet and unleashing yet more powerful punches and slaps. However just as it seemed Sevenger was about to finish off Ashuran, it retreated back into his ball in a flash of bright light, having ran out of time.

Afterwards, Sevenger remained with Dan while Jack returned to repair the Ultra Eye.

Trivia

  • Shortly after Sevenger retreats, the narrator points out that Sevenger would have won the fight if it fought for another 10 seconds.
  • In the 2001 Ultraman Leo magazine, Sevenger's 1 minute limitation was hypothesized as a weakness invoked on its creators' part, since the Monster Ball could ended up falling into the wrong hands.
  • Sevenger was added into Ultraman Leo as children watching the show pointed out how while Dan could not transform into Ultraseven, he used his Capsule Kaiju in his own series whenever such a problem arose. [5]

Ultraman Ginga

Sevenger along with many other monsters are seen cheering on Ultraman Ginga as he fights Dark Galberos.

It is likely that Sevenger returned to space in its original form after Ultraman Ginga defeated Dark Lugiel.

Ultraman Z

Sevenger was the very first anti-monster robot built for use by STORAGE, and is also used for disaster-relief missions such as removing rubble. When fighting, Sevenger's neutral eye expression changes to become serious. Its pilots are Haruki Natsukawa and Yoko Nakashima on a rotation shift.[6][2] Sevenger's first fight was against a Namegon, after GAF America failed to capture, leaving it unchecked for two weeks. Sevenger's success convinced GAFJ that robots were a viable option as anti-monster weapons.[7]

Eventually, Sevenger was used less and less by STORAGE as successively stronger threats began targeting Earth, and was finally decommissioned by GAFJ after it was defeated in battle by Grigio Raiden, with the success of King Joe STORAGE Custom being a primary motivator for its retirement. After being repaired, Sevenger was sent to a museum to promote the SAA. Four-Dimensional Capriccio

Sevenger was later reactivated by Yoko after Alien Barossa III attacked, and proved crucial in the battle that ensued, joining up with Z and King Joe STORAGE Custom in fighting Barossa and Five King. With the help of King Joe's Separate Mode and the Beliarok, who was convinced by Yoko to let Sevenger wield him (thus becoming the third being to use the Beliarok, after Z and Alien Barossa II), Sevenger defeated Barossa with a three-way improvised combination technique, the Sevenger Wave Riding Special Slash, in which Sevenger strikes at the opponent with the Beliarok whilst standing atop King Joe's Leg Carrier traveling at high speed. Individual Tomorrows Despite being relatively weaker, Kojiro Inaba managed to reclaim Sevenger for the final battle to assist Windom and King Joe SC in rescuing Yoko from Destrudos, going as far as to provide a spare battery for Windom as well. Alongside King Joe SC and Windom, Sevenger stood down during the final minutes of the battle to make way for Z's last stand against Destrudos, the three machines having proven pivotal in paving the way for Z's eventual victory. Warriors Shining Beyond

Trivia

  • Sevenger is featured as STORAGE's emblem, indicating that the machine serves as a 'flagship' robot for the organization.
  • Within a week since the premier of Ultraman Z, soft vinyl figurines of Sevenger were sold out quickly in Japanese stores.[8]
  • Sevenger's Rigid Core Iron Fist Rocket is reminiscent of Mazinger Z's Rocket Punch, in which the machine fires off its clenched fist and forearm at opponents to strike them from a distance, then the arm returns to automatically reattach to Mazinger Z's body.
  • Inaba piloting it with a hand drill is an in-joke to his actor's role of Lt. Koji Shinjo in the 1994 Toho movie Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla, who was one of the pilots of MOGERA (the mecha itself having a pair of drills for arms) in the battle against the space monster.

Data

Sevenger

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Stats
  • Height: Micro ~ 58 m
  • Weight: 0 ~ 33,000 t
  • Origin: Nebula M78
  • Weakness: Sevenger can only last for 1 minute in battle before retreating into its capsule. The Monster Ball can only be used once every 50 hours.
Powers and Weapons
  • Missiles: Sevenger has cannons in its fingertips that can fire missiles.
  • Sheer Strength: Sevenger is skilled at hand-to-hand combat, being able to deliver extremely strong punches and slaps with his sturdy arms, and can manhandle opponents up close. Should Sevenger be knocked down, he will respond by rolling towards the opponent to knock them down before getting back upright.

Sevenger

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Stats
  • Height: 55 m
  • Weight: 38,000 t
  • Origin: STORAGE Hangar
  • Weakness: Sevenger's operating limit is 3 minutes per sortie. After each minute, Sevenger will eject one of its three battery packs from its back as they deplete. Power can by supplied by wire when not in combat.
Powers and Weapons
  • Rigid Core Iron Fist Rocket (硬芯鉄拳弾 Kōshin Tekken-dan)[9]: Sevenger can launch its fist like a missile.
  • Missiles: Sevenger can fire a missile from its "mouth" grill.
  • Jetpack: For long-distance transportation from GAFJ base, Sevenger can use its jetpack to get to the emergency location. The jetpack uses a separate fuel instead of Sevenger's battery reserves.
  • Beliarok: Sevenger is one of three beings allowed by the Beliarok to wield it, the others being Alien Barossa II and Ultraman Z himself.
    • Energy Slash: By swinging the Beliarok, Sevenger can swipe at opponents with a purple energy slash.
  • Sevenger Wave-Riding Special Slash (セブンガー波乗りスペシャルスラッシュ Sebungā Naminori Supesharu Surasshu): A three-way combination attack between Sevenger, King Joe STORAGE Custom and the Beliarok. Sevenger stands atop King Joe's Leg Carrier while wielding the Beliarok, then the Leg Carrier is propelled at high speed towards the target. Once the target is within range, Sevenger strikes at the opponent with the Beliarok.
  • Super Rigid Core Drill Fist (超硬芯回転鉄拳 Chō Kōshin Kaiten Tekken): An optional armament for the right arm once discarding the Rigid Core Iron Fist Rocket. A hand drill, it was only seen used alongside Windom's Fast-Rotating Rigid Core Iron Fist in an effort to punch through Destrudos' Majaba head.

Merchandise

References

Ultraman Leo Kaiju
Giras Brothers | Alien Magma | Alien Tsuruk | Kanedoras | Alien Karly | Kendoros | Vekira | Guiro | Ron | Alien Kettle | Bango | Alien Vibe | Antales | Alien Flip | Alien Atler | Alien Wolf | Bat Girl | Batton | Alien Boze | Bock | Dogyuh | Alien Alpha | Northsatan | Garon | Littre | Alien Coro | Renbolar | Carolyn | Alien Sarin Dodole | Gamerot | Alien Clean | Satan Beetle | Pressure | Oni-on | Planet Apple Chicken | Alien Paradai | King Paradai | Uriy | Uringa | Alien Magma II | Rolan | Alien Virmin | White Flower Spirit | Princess Kaguya | Kiraa | Alien Akumania | Ashuran | Sevenger | Taishoh | Alien Atlanta | Alien Mazaras | Specter | Alien Babarue | Black Directive | Black Star | Silverbloome | Black Dome | Absorba | Demos | Black Garon | Blizzard | Mayuko | Hungler | Black Terrina | Satan Mora | Nova | Alien Bunyo | Black End
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 | Alien Barossa II | Pagos | Kemur | Baraba | M1 | Kelbim | Mother Kelbim | Alien Barossa III | Ultroid Zero | Takkong | King Guesra | Demaaga | Gomess (S) | Destrudos
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