Shou initially distrustful towards people from surface world, particularly Hikaru whom he immediately engaged in battle as Ultraman Victory upon learning his nature as the host of Ultraman Ginga in their first meeting. Despite this, he gradually learned to trust his new allies upon learning that they have common enemies, though the said trust later put into the test upon learning that one of higher ups from UPG has secretly developed Victorium Cannon. Nevertheless, he eventually reconciled with Hikaru and UPG after learning the whole truth.
Ultraman Ginga S
Shou and other Victorians are the descendants of the people who sealed the Victorium Stone using the Victory Lancer. However sometime later, Alien Chibu Exceller sent his troops, Chiburoid and Android One Zero to steal the Victorium Stone. As a result Queen Kisara choose Shou to bring back the stone by giving him the Victory Lancer, which he used to become Ultraman Victory.
Upon reaching the surface, he met Hikaru Raido briefly before Android One Zero interfere and MonsLived into EX Red King and fought both Shepherdon and Shou as Ultraman Victory. Both were overpowered until the returning appearance of Ultraman Ginga defeated the monster. Despite Ginga finally terminated EX Red King, but Shou/Victory quickly stole the Spark Doll and UlTrans with it to use its power as he began to fight Ginga. Before the two Ultras about to clash with each other, Queen Kisara quickly cancelled their transformation.
The next day, when a Victorium Crystal about to be stolen again, Shou rushed to the city and found One Zero where he briefly fought the android before she ran away. UPG members split as Gouki and Hikaru confront Shou while Alisa chased One Zero. Shou managed to overpower Gouki despite the man having a black belt in karate and confronted Hikaru. However, Hikaru still tried to gain his friendship to the point where he saved Shou from a falling debris and saving him from a MonsLived Eleking while in their Ultra forms. Shou finally accepted their friendship as Hikaru gave him another chocolate bar.
While in the human world, Shou would always stopped his own step-siblings Repi and Sakuya when they were out to the human world for playing, fearing their safety and sees humans as seeing humans as nuisances despite his mother's request to befriended them. Due to this, he also hesitates in his battle as Ultraman Victory. However after seeing the errors of his ways, Shou developed a change of heart and even allowed his step-siblings to play at the outside.
Near the end of the series' first half, he went to the UPG's base after Shepherdon had his energies stolen by Alien Guts Vorst/Gan Q. Shou transforms into Victory as well as Hikaru to protect Shepardon from the alien/monster. The Ultras managed to defeat Bolst and his MonsLived kaiju. After resting, the two Ultras tried to escort Shepherdon when suddenly Five King emerged from the sky and killed Ultraman Ginga and Victory. Shou and Hikaru however survived as he introduced himself to the UPG members for the first time. When Android One Zero tried to destroy the base on her own, Shou fought her and destroyed the bomb in her chest that she was seemingly truly defeated. After being revived by the UPG members, both of the Ultras' human hosts transformed and fought Five King in round two. Shou/Victory distracted the chimera monster with his Victorium Slash so that Hikaru/Ginga to get close to destroy his Victorium crystals with his Ginga Spark Lance, reducing Five King's power. Victory uses the same plan while Ginga Strium injured Five King. As the monster tried to escape, both of them attacked its wings, leaving unable Exceller to retreat. Ginga then put an end to Five King by using Ultraman Taro's Storium Ray, causing the monster to explode. With the battle over, the Ultras flew toward the morning sunrise.
In the second half of the series, his trust for humanity diminished after learning of the Victorium Cannon, believing Hikaru had betrayed their friendship until he learned the truth, as well as the rise of Vict Lugiel. Despite the Ultramen's petrification, they manage to regain their strength and finally defeating the tyrant again when One Zero, now Mana sacrificed herself.
Ultra Fight Victory
Later, Shou and Sakuya had joined UPG. At some point the two were attacked by the Choju Aribunta, who was attempting to steal the Victorium Stone. Shou transformed into Ultraman Victory to fight it with his UITrans but the arrival of Yapool threw him off his game and was eventually weakened by the choju's attacks. However, Ultraman Hikari appeared and weakened the fiend so that Victory could finish Aribunta off with the new Knight Timbre Hikari invented Shou was then given the task to help seal the Space Emperor for good.
Shou, as Victory went to Satellite Golgotha to save both Ginga and Ace from Ace Killer, now called Victory Killer. While Victory was evenly matched against Victory Killer's copied UlTrans powers, Lunaticks, was summoned by Yapool to kill Ginga. To Shou's surprise, Shepherdon's Spark Doll called out to him, and using Victory Knight's power, he restored the sacred beast from Doll form, to battle Lunatyx while he fought Victory-Killer. The two Choju were eventually defeated, and after restoring Ginga and Ace's Energy, Sheperdon returned to Shou as a Spark Doll. The trio of Ultras were later alerted by Yapool, that the revival of the Emperor was soon at hand.
They then landed on Planet Gua and helped Leo and Astra defeat Vakishim, Doragory, Verokron, and Yapool once and for all by using the Ultra Fusion Brace to Ultra Touch and fuse into Ultraman Ginga Victory. Unfortunately, upon Yapool's defeat, the energies left by him were used to finish the Space Emperor, Juda Spector's revival. He then summoned Super Grand King Spectre to fight the Ultras. After Ginga Victory was separated thanks to the robot's attack, Shou suggested that he would take the fight to Juda Spector himself while the others deal with the modified Grand King. Despite Juda initially holding the advantage, Shou refused to give up and, with help from the Shepardon Saber, managed to turn the Victorium energy within the distortion against the Spector duo, allowing the Ultras to finish them off once and for all.
Following the Space Emperor's defeat, Shou used the Knight Timbre to return the Victorium Core's energies back to Earth and tried to return the device to Hikari. However, Hikari insisted that he keep it for the time being and left Earth's protection in the hands of both Victory and Ginga.
Shou reappears, along with Ultraman Victory, in episodes 13 and 14 of this series.
He is first seen transformed as Victory, and fighting a revived Mold Spectre. Gina Spectre called her brother to Ultraman X's universe to devise a plan to conquer that universe. Mold suddenly snatches Victory, for his own amusement, and heads towards his sister through a portal. Upon arrival to Ultraman X's universe, Mold places a mouth guard on Shou to keep him quiet. Shou's Victory Lancer was also missing, as it was with Arisa, whom was accidentally sucked into the portal.
Later, Shou is seen captured as prisoner and guarded by an Alien Shaplay and Alien Magma. While the two aliens were bragging about their acceptance into the Guar Army, Shou quickly slipped free and knocked out the two aliens. He later runs into Daichi Ozora whom was on scene to search for him. Daichi misinterpreted Shou as unknowledgeable to human languages and began speaking to him in broken Japanese. X noticed the mouth guard and began analysing it, as it turns out the mouth guard was made with an extraterrestrial substance.
As Ultraman X battled Mold and Alien Magma, two members of Xio, Wataru Kazama and Hayato Kijima, found Shou and rendezvoused with Arisa and Asuna. Arisa returned the Victory Lancer and Shou fired an EX Red King Bullet to distract Mold and Alien Magma.
In the Xio base, Dr. Guruman removes the mouth guard, and Shou began to strictly train Daichi in swordsmanship. After a long harsh training session, Shou and Daichi transformed into their respective Ultras to once again battle Mold and Alien Magma. Hikaru (as Ultraman Ginga) also arrives, after destroying the Guar Army. The three Ultras finishes off Mold and closes the dimensional portal to avoid more Guar Army members from invading.
In episode 14, Shou is reunited with Hikaru. The three Ultra Hosts discuss about their bonds with kaiju. But was soon interrupted by the attack of Mecha Gomora. Shou and Hikaru were just about to transform, but was interrupted by Alien Shaplay and Gina. During the battle, Shou fired a King Joe bullet from the Victory Lance, causing Alien Shaplay's death. Arisa and Asuna also finished off Mecha Gomora with Cyber Gomora.
Swearing on vengeance, Gina, Mold, and the spirit of Juda fused to create Guar Spectre and the three Ultras appeared again to combat the new threat. After a long and tough battle the Ultras defeated Guar and reverted back to their human hosts. Shou and Hikaru bidded everyone goodbye, and Shou encouraged Daichi to continue on his goal to allow humans and kaiju to coexist. The latter then headed for their universe through Ultraman X's dimensional portal.
By turning the Victory Lancer into Lancer Mode, Victory's Spark Doll will appear and Shou will place it on the item's transformation spot, causing the face to appear and a voice to declare "UltraLive: Ultraman Victory". Shou's body will then light up and Victory's glowing form is seen flying away, Shou follows as light, merging with his Color Timer and completing the Ultra, from there a normal Rise Scene is shown with crystal and a red background.
Both Hikaru and Shou transform via the Ultra Touch (ウルトラタッチ Urutora Tatchi) by performing acrobatic jump and uniting the Ultra Fusion Brace and the Victory Lancer. Once doing so, the apparitions of Ultraman Ginga and Victory appear and combine, with the next scene shifts to the rising sequence of Ultraman Ginga Victory.
Powers and Weapons
- Martial Art Skills: Shou appears to be skilled in hand-to-hand combat, as seen when overpowered UPG team member Gouki despite the man being an expert in karate.
- Shockwave: Shou can emit shockwaves from his hands that are able to easily knock down humans.
- Victory Lancer: Used by the ancient Victorians to seal the Victorium Crystal, now it was passed to Prince Shou, whom will become the civilization's protector Ultraman Victory to retrieve it.
- UltraLive: Shou is noted to be a 'Chosen Victorian', this allows him to transform into Ultraman Victory.
- Gun Form: The Victory Lancer can also transform into a gun that fires Light Bullets by rotating the barrel.
- UltraLive: While in Gun Form, if a Spark Doll is scanned, its power will materialize as an energy blast.
- Victorium Necklace: Worn by Victorians, the Victorium-crafted necklace was used by Shou to communicate with his mother.
- Knight Timbre: Created by Hikari, the Knight Timbre is used by Ultraman Victory but the actual user was Shou, due to the weapon requires inner Victorium of a Victorian.
- Form Change: The Knight Timbre can change Ultraman Victory into Ultraman Victory Knight.
Spark Dolls in Possession
Like Hikaru, Shou also had his own set of Spark Dolls which acquired after defeating a MonsLived kaiju.
- Ultraman Victory: Kept in the Victory Lancer.
- Ultraman Hikari: Given by the Ultra himself after replenishing him, later transformed into Knight Timbre.
- EX Red King: Stolen from Ginga.
- Eleking: Acquired after defeating the monster.
- King Joe Custom: Given by Hikaru after Ginga defeats the robot.
- Gudon: Acquired after defeating the monster.
- Sadola: Given by Hikaru after the fight with Gudon.
- Shepherdon: Given after the monster sacrificed himself from an attack from Verokron.
- Hyper Zetton: Given by Hikaru after Ginga defeats the monster.
- Shou is the second male Ultra host not to be an ordinary human. The first male non-human Ultra host is Ran. The first non-human host was Julie. Of the group Shou is the only human, being born on Earth and descended from Earthlings.
- In several episodes Shou has received a snack called "V Choco Wafers" from Hikaru when he was hungry. This is a reference to his Ultra, whose motif is the letter V. Said snack is also being sold in real life as a tie-in to Ultraman Ginga S.
- Shou is the first human host to come from a royal bloodline.