Terranoid (テラノイド Teranoido) is a man-made Ultraman that appeared in the series Ultraman Dyna. He appeared in episode 49. He was later corrupted by Spheres and morphed into Zeluganoid (ゼルガノイド Zeruganoido).
- Terranoid: Artificial Ultraman (人造ウルトラマン Jinzō Urutoraman)
- Zeluganoid: Super Synthetic Beast Man (超合成獣人 Chō Gōsei-Jū-Jin)
TPC staff Gondo Kihachi decided to restart the frozen Project F, which was to create a man-made Ultra from the remains of Tiga's companions. He then commanded the Black Buster Corps to capture Shin Asuka and bring him to Mars after discovering his secret identity. However, Ryo had followed Asuka and was also held hostage just as Superior Iruma (former GUTS captain) and Captain Hibiki finds out about the crime. Asuka was then placed into a "life-force extracting device" to extract his light energy and place it into Terranoid's statue. Once his energy was spent, Asuka collapsed and Terranoid was brought to life.
As soon as Terranoid awakened, Sphere attacked the TPC Mars Base and Terranoid was called into action. Terranoid then displayed the Terranoid Beam Slicer and Solgent Beam and soon destroyed most of the spheres. Unfortunately, due to his careless spending of energy, his Color Timer soon began to blink and there were still more Spheres left, Terranoid was hit and he soon fell. Due to him running out of energy, Terranoid couldn't stand longer, so the Spheres morphed him into his next form, Zeluganoid and attacked the TPC Mars Base.
Zeluganoid then began to wreak havoc upon his creators. Asuka, almost killing himself in the process, transformed into Dyna to fight the monster, but due to his previous drain of light energy, his Color Timer quickly flashed. Just then, Super GUTS arrived and also attacked the beast. Watching the battle from underground is Ryo and Gondo himself. Ryo then headed towards the "life-force extracting device" to lock herself in and sacrifice her energy so Asuka can live when he un-transforms. Seeing this as an opportunity to redeem himself from his mistake, Gondo throw Ryo aside from the device and locked himself in. He then switched the machine on to max frequency and turned it on. Gondo bids farewell to Ryo and performs Asuka's signature thumb up.
In a flash of yellow light, the machine exploded, and Gondo became energy, which was then transferred into Dyna. With renewed strength, Dyna changed into Strong Type and threw Zeluganoid all the way to the other side of the battlefield. Dyna then changed back into Flash Type and attacked Zeluganoid with his Solgent Beam. However, Zeluganoid was undeterred and began to walk toward the giant of light. Once again, Dyna unleashed his Solgent Beam and began to assault the beast's Color Timer. Soon, Zeluganoid exploded, and the base was safe. However, Ultraman Dyna also then vanished with Zeluganoid after the battle.
- Terranoid was voiced by Takeshi Tsuruno, who is also the voice actor of Ultraman Dyna and Shin Asuka's actor while his suit actor is Koji Nakamura.
- In comparison, Terranoid's grunts are low-pitch version of Ultraman Dyna's while Zeluganoid's grunts are high-pitch version of Dyna's and Zeluganoid's grunts are exactly the same ones used for Ultraman Dyna in Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna: Warriors of the Star of Light.
- The grunt Terranoid makes when he flies "Shuuh!" has a very close resemblance to the Australian-made Ultraman Great's.
- Terranoid's suit was made from a reused Dyna's Strong Type suit.
- When Terranoid's Color Timer lights up, the sound is the combined sound effects of a high-pitch version of Lieflasher's sound and with some Ultraman Tiga's Color Timer sound in it.
- Terranoid is the first 'fake' Ultraman made by humans.
- The reason Terranoid was taken over is said to be due to the fact that it did not have a 'heart', showing, that despite being technically a real Ultra it was at heart just a machine. This has been confirmed by Ultraman Zero in Ultraman Retsuden episode 42, who also revoke the giant's title as a genuine Ultraman, stating that "mindless weapons cannot be considered as an Ultraman".
- As Zeluganoid, Terranoid is the first Imitation Ultra to display facial expressions, as shown when he grins sadistically while fighting Dyna. The second Imitation Ultra to do this is Alguros in his Imit-Ultraman Agul disguise.
- Terranoid appeared once in a stage show where he behaved in a mindless way due to his nature of being controlled by the personnel at the Mars base and he wasn't being controlled at this time.
- Terranoid is the first artificial Ultraman created in the series not to be fully-mechanical.
- Height: 55 m
- Weight: 43,000 t
- Origin: TPC Mars Base
- Weakness: Due to Terranoid's fighting style involves large energy consumption, the artificial Ultraman can only resist in the battlefield for a shorter time.
- Powers and Weapons
- Beam Slicer (Fake) (ビームスライサー（フェイク） Bīmu Suraisā Feiku): Terranoid can fire light bullets at the same power level as that of Ultraman Dyna.
- Solgent Beam (Fake) (ソルジェント光線（フェイク） Sorujento Kōsen Feiku): Terranoid can fire a red (blue in glitch) Solgent Beam at the same power level as that of Ultraman Dyna's original Solgent Beam.
- Height: 57 m
- Weight: 49, 000 t
- Origin: Mars
- Powers and Weapons
- Hand Slash: Zeluganoid can fire a red version of Dyna's Hand Slash.
- Flash Cycler (Fake) (フラッシュサイクラー（フェイク） Furasshu Saikurā Feiku): Zeluganoid can fire a version of the Flash Cycler that holds the same power level as Dyna's though in red color.
- Shield: Zeluganoid seems to have a circular energy shield over his upper back that can deflect lasers. This ability was demonstrated by most Synthetic Sphere Beasts.
- Solgent Beam (Fake) (ソルジェント光線（フェイク） Sorujento Kōsen Feiku): Zeluganoid can fire a pink Solgent Beam at the same power level as that of Ultraman Dyna's original Solgent Beam.
- Thick Hide: Zeluganoid seems to have a thick hide which took two of Dyna's Solgent Beams to finish him.
Ultra Hero Series
- Terranoid (2002)
- Release Date: July 2002
- ID Number: EX
- JAN/ISBN: 4543112031754
Terranoid was released in the 2000 Ultra Hero Series as an EX figure that was made from red vinyl with dark silver and fold sprays. The figure sports 3 points of articulations and is 6.45 inches tall.
Ultra Monster Series
- Zeluganoid (1998)
- Release Date: 1998
- ID Number: 122
- Zeluganoid (2012)
- Release Date: March 2012
- ID Number: EX
Zeluganoid was also released, but as an Ultra Monster Series figure. The figure is made from a grey vinyl with multi-color sprays in the 1998 and 2000 versions, but was changed to only having silver, gold, and red sprays in the 2012 EX version. The figure sports 3 points of articulation (both Terranoid and Zeluganoid: arms, waist), but the 2012 version has a glue-sealed waist. Zeluganoid is 6 inches tall.
- Terranoid (???)
A finger puppet of Terranoid was made by Yutaka. Unlike most of the Ultraman finger puppet figures, Terranoid features a light gray paint instead of silver.