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The legendary hero from the SSSP, the now over sixty, Shin Hayata (早田ハヤタ シン Hayata Shin) is the father of Shinjiro Hayata, the story's protagonist. Still fighting to protect the Earth under that title of Ultraman, Shin's age is beginning to catch up to him.

History

ULTRAMAN

NOTE: Due to there being several differences between the manga and anime adaptation, the History section has been split into two tabs.

In the continuity of the Ultraman manga, set some forty years after the original series, Shin had become the Head of the Defense Agency after the SSSP had been disbanded. The Earth had not seen an invasion in years and monster attacks were seen as things of the past. It is shown that Shin, having no memory of his time as Ultraman, gained super strength and durability. These powers are also inherited by his son and it was not until he was informed by Ide about a new threat that he regained his memories of his time as Ultraman's host and learned that his merger and resurrection by Ultraman gave him Ultra Genes and which inadvertently passed on to his son. He also learns that the SSSP was still active but now its main goal was to protect him and his son from becoming lab rats by protecting their secret. However in the face of this new alien threat a hero was needed to combat the malignant extraterrestrial interests that targeted the Earth and it people.

Hayata Armor

Shin preparing for battle

For the next ten years Shin donned a prototype powered armor and battled the mysterious enemy to protect the Earth. During this time Shin served as Earth's 'Ultraman' donning armor based on the giant of light to fend of the alien attacks on earth, kept secret from the public. It is believed that during this time he became acquainted with and helped a young man that went by the name Jack. Some time later while Shinjiro is a teenager, the two once close duo have grown somewhat distant mainly due to Shinjiro's teenage angst concerning his abnormal strength that he thought he kept a secret from his parents, unaware they knew about it. One night Shin's old enemy returned and attacked his son who he chased to a stadium. Shin arrived in the nick of time to save his boy and revealed to Shinjiro his battle armor. Before he can explain anything in detail Shin picked up his son and threw him into a SSSP carrier plane where Ide was waiting. He then proceeded to battle his old adversary but unlike before Shin's advanced age impaired his abilities and his armor was only a prototype.

Hayata V Bem

Old enemies fight again

Hayata was soon defeated and badly wounded. Bested he could do nothing but wait for his enemy to finish him off, it then that he was saved by his son's timely arrival. From that point Shin was only able to watch the two battle until Shinjiro's victory and Bemular's retreat. Afterwards, Shin was left in a coma due to his wounds.

Manga Shin Return

Shin arrived in time to congratulate his son

After Shinjiro's battle with Alien Adacic, Shin reappeared in hospital garb having come out of his coma and being helped by someone. After hearing about Shinjiro's battle the old warrior decided to rush to the scene to back up his son. He arrived on scene to complement him on a job well done and the fact that he required assistance in walking but still managed to get to the battle ground in time to see Shinjiro's victory is a testament to his commitment to his son.

Shin would later visit the SSSP headquarters, now using a cane. He spoke with Ide and Edo about Shinjiro's well being and also his suspicions. Shin revealed that he did not believe he was in any serious danger as he noticed that with his old age Bemular could've killed him at any time. Shin noted that there was something off about Bemular that he sensed when the two fought.

Shin guided his son throughout his time being Ultraman, giving him moral support. It was upon his return home from the Alien Bris incident that Shin called his son into the living room to speak with him alone. There, the two men spoke of their dislike of killing. Shin explained that the Earth needed Shinjiro right now and that the power he had inherited was in the end a curse they both had to bare.

Later both Hayatas returned to HQ to find Moroboshi in an Ultraman Suit, who restated his early remark that Shinjiro was 'not the only one who could be Ultraman'. Sometime afterwards Shinjiro went on a walk and thought about the current events, his father's and Moroboshi's statements about Ultraman, his reasons for being Ultraman, he was unsure of what to do. It was then he caught a little girl's balloon and upon returning it to her remembered Alien Adacic's victims, among whom were children, it was then he gained a new resolve. No sooner after Ide called him about a situation, stating Moroboshi was busy. Shinjiro rushed to get his suit from a nearby van and proceeded to the scene.

There he found people running and was surprised to see that Jack and Red were the cause of the commotion. Shin and Ide threatened to cancel the Ultraman project if Shinjiro failed their test. Fortunately, Shinjiro learned to fly under his own power, and the fight was ended.

During the battle against Ace Killer, Shin appeared wearing the Protosuit, which now had a helmet. He helped his son deal with the alien mercenaries.

Later on, Shin went to New York to help the others fight against the Golden Fortress, and revealed that his Protosuit had been upgraded. He once more helped Shinjiro by fending off a four-armed alien, stalling it long enough for Shinjiro to arrive and help him kill it with a Specium Ray. At the climax of the battle, Shin and Shinjiro fired their Specium Rays at Alien Pedan, the leader of the Star of Darkness. Their combined efforts were still not enough, so Shin asked Bemular for help. He agreed to lend a hand, and the three of them finally destroyed the Pedan. After the battle was over, Shin revealed Bemular's true identity to Shinjiro.


Shin Hayata was once the man who became one with Ultraman. After the hero's final battle with Zetton, Ultraman left Hayata and the Earth, wiping the former human host's memories of their time together. Some time in the future, Shin Hayata had a son named Shinjiro Hayata. When Shinjiro was young, Shin once brought him to the old SSSP base, which was now repurposed into the Giant of Light Memorial. He had met up with his former colleague Mitsuhiro Ide, and someone else had come up to him asking for an autograph. He had left Shinjiro to look around, and after a while, Shinjiro fell several floors while trying to reach a Jet VTOL diorama. Shin and the others quickly rushed to his aid, but they see that he was mostly fine. Getting back home, Shin found himself no longer able to doubt the fact that his son was not normal, which disturbed him. After looking at some old photos during his time in the SSSP, he was compelled to go back and ask Ide what was going on, and why he could not remember anything about Ultraman. In frustration, he slammed his fists onto the side of a stairway and smashed it, shocking him but not Ide, who asked Shin to follow him. Going down to the basement level, Ide revealed that the SSSP never really disbanded, and that new alien threats were arriving. After looking at a video of a supposed terror attack which caused a plane to explode, Shin saw a mysterious figure, which somehow caused his memories of Ultraman to come back.

10 years later, Shin and his son have grown apart due to Shinjiro's inability to control his superhuman powers. However, when Shinjiro was being hunted down by the same mysterious figure Shin saw, he came to help his son fight off the threat. A Power That Shouldn't Be On This Earth

Shin reveals to his son that he knew about his superhuman powers all along before flinging him up to a SSSP helicopter, and begun to battle Bemular. However, he was quickly overwhelmed and was near death, until Shinjiro comes back down and wears the Ultraman suit. Weakened, Shin could only watch them fight. After the battle, Shinjiro later wakes up in the SSSP base, and is informed by Alien Zetton Edo that his father will be alright. An Inescapable Fate Some time later, Shin woke up and got to meet his son after his battle with Alien Adacic, though he now has to walk with the support of a walking stick. Release the Limiter!

Shinjiro, now doubting himself and his powers and duties, has a talk with his father about what it means to be Ultraman, and finds out that he had been fighting Bemular for years, driven simply by the desire to protect his son. Shinjiro comes to the conclusion that Ultraman is a curse. He and his father later see Moroboshi in the Seven suit execute Alien Bris, shocking Shinjiro due to how inhesitant he was at killing. Later, Shin and the other SSSP heads got Jack to set up Black King to fight Shinjiro in public, wanting to forcefully develop his powers. The Curse of Ultraman The plan was a success and Shinjiro learned that he could fly. Hidden Thoughts

Shin goes home after his encounter with Seiji to talk to his father, who said he is not to blame for his identity being leaked to Seiji. Shin also suspects that he used an informant to get a hold of Shinjiro's identity. Star Cluster Alliance Shin was present during Yapool's questioning and learned that Bemular was not the one who perpetrated the airplane incident 12 years ago, but was instead trying to prevent it. He also noticed Edo was missing. Ace Killer

Shin is amazed to see Shinjiro able to release the Limiter on his own to battle Ace Killer, and use his own Specium Ray to disintegrate the villain. When Bemular arrives to destroy a massive bomb being dropped on the three Ultramen, he recognizes the beam he fires as a Specium Ray. Ide is skeptical about allowing Bemular to leave with Seiji, but Shin reassures him, and says that "He also wants a Warrior of Light." A Real Ultraman

Profile

Shin Hayata wore the Protosuit (プロトスーツ Purotosūtsu), a prototype Ultraman Suit, which was made by Ide as a means to focus the power of the Ultraman Factor within him so that he could become Ultraman once again to combat alien threats that were targeting the Earth. During the battle of New York, Shin had donned the new Ultraman suit Ver. Z (ウルトラマンスーツ Ver. Z Urutoraman Sūtsu Ver. Z).

Stats

  • Age: 68 years
  • Height: 175 cm, 185 in Protosuit
  • Weight: 68 kg, 140 kg in Protosuit

Powers and Weapons

Own Powers
  • Piloting Skills: Shin is a trained SSSP pilot prior to it being disbanded.
  • Marksmanship: Shin was trained to handle former SSSP weaponry, how much of his training he has retained is unknown
  • Combat Training and Experience: Shin has fought as the SSSP's Ultraman for nearly ten years during which time he defeated Bemular. Despite his suit not having weaponry like Shinjiro's Shin would've won if not for his old age slowing him down.
    • Reflexes: Due his fighting experience, Hayata has excellent reflexes having dodge a point blank attack from Bemular aimed at his face. However it has been made clear that his age has lowered his mobility.
  • Ultraman Factor: Due to his merger and resurrection by Ultraman, Shin's body now contains Ultra DNA, also known as the Ultraman Factor, giving him superhuman abilities.
    • Superhuman Strength: Shin possess superhuman strength as a result of his merger with Ultraman, he was strong enough to defeat Bemular ten years ago but his strength was reduced with age. Even so he was strong enough to throw his teenage son several hundred feet into the air.
    • Durability: Like his son, Hayata is more durable than a normal person, surviving wounds that would kill him if he didn't posses his powers.
    • Extraordinary Agility: Hayata can leap incredible heights and distances and land from several hundred feet in the air without ill effect.
Via Protosuit
  • Focus: The suit focuses his strength, although the power is his, Shin's combat ability is greater when wearing the suit.
  • Protection: The suit gives Shin added protection against attacks although not as great as Shinjiro's armor.
Ultraman suit Ver. Z
  • Specium Ray: Shin's new suit allowed him to fire a Specium Ray.


Own Powers
  • Piloting Skills: Shin is a trained SSSP pilot prior to it being disbanded.
  • Marksmanship: Shin was trained to handle former SSSP weaponry, how much of his training he has retained is unknown
  • Combat Training and Experience: Shin has fought as the SSSP's Ultraman for nearly ten years during which time he defeated Bemular. Despite his suit not having weaponry like Shinjiro's Shin would've won if not for his old age slowing him down.
    • Reflexes: Due his fighting experience, Hayata has excellent reflexes having dodge a point blank attack from Bemular aimed at his face. However it has been made clear that his age has lowered his mobility.
  • Ultraman Factor: Due to his merger and resurrection by Ultraman, Shin's body now contains Ultra DNA, also known as the Ultraman Factor, giving him superhuman abilities.
    • Superhuman Strength: Shin possess superhuman strength as a result of his merger with Ultraman, he was strong enough to defeat Bemular ten years ago but his strength was reduced with age. Even so he was strong enough to throw his teenage son several hundred feet into the air.
    • Durability: Like his son, Hayata is more durable than a normal person, surviving wounds that would kill him if he didn't posses his powers.
    • Extraordinary Agility: Hayata can leap incredible heights and distances and land from several hundred feet in the air without ill effect.
Via Protosuit
  • Focus: The suit focuses his strength, although the power is his, Shin's combat ability is greater when wearing the suit.
  • Protection: The suit gives Shin added protection against attacks although not as great as Shinjiro's armor.


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Trivia

  • In the ULTRAMAN continuity, Shin is officially the first Ultra/Human hybrid as a result of his merger with Ultraman.
  • Shin himself confirmed that he had been in over sixty battles as Ultraman since he first gained the suit.
  • It is unknown how Shin defeated Bemular in the past as his armor has no special weapons to speak of, it would most likely be that Shin was a much more brutal fighter than his son.
  • In the new SSSP, Shin holds the unofficial title of 'Ultraman'. It is a reference to his previous merger and the fact that he fights enemies too powerful for the regular SSSP forces.
  • Before he was overwhelmed during his battle with Bemular, Shin took up the fighting stance that Ultraman had used so many times before, a fitting nod to the original series. Later, Shinjiro would adopt this same stance.
  • Despite his defeat at Bemular's hands it is stated by several character and hinted by dialogue between the two that Shin defeated the alien ten years ago. This simply shows how much his powers had waned with old age. Shin later stated that he realized he was no match for the revived alien during their rematch and that Bemular was actually not trying to kill him.
ULTRAMAN Manga and Anime Characters
Ultramen Ultraman | Shin Hayata | Shinjiro Hayata | Dan Moroboshi | Seiji Hokuto | Kotaro Higashi | Jack | Leo Brothers | Daigo
SSSP Dan Moroboshi | Mitsuhiro Ide | Edo | Jack | Red | Akiko Fuji | Seiji Hokuto | Kotaro Higashi | Windom | Leo Brothers
Secondary Characters Yosuke Endo | Kurata | Rena Sayama | Shiraishi | Pigmon's Friends | Ultraman | Dave
Star Cluster Alliance Edo | Ambassador Mephisto | Agent Adad | Alien Awazo | Leo Brothers | Bioweapon Nova | Black Directive | Alien Valky
Aliens Bemular | Edo | Alien Adacic | Alien Igaru | Red | Black King | Alien Kadder | Alien Robuton | Alien Bris | Agent Adad | Yapool | Ambassador Mephisto | Biological Weapons | Yuko Minami | Ace Killer Squad | Alien Awazo | Alien Pedan | Rei | Alien Druz | Four-Armed Alien | Gravity Alien | Sam | Leo Brothers | Alien Valky | Bioweapon Nova
Ace Killer Squad Ace Killer | Alien Nepenthes | Alien Woovelve
Star of Darkness Alien Pedan | Rei | Alien Druz | Golden Fortress | Four-Armed Alien | Gravity Alien | Alien Bado
Anime Only Shiraishi | Black King | Alien Robuton
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