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Biography

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[1] (ゼルガノイド Zeruganoido).

Subtitles:

  • 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)

History

Ultraman Dyna

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.

Trivia

  • 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 basis for Ultroid Zero, a similarly man-made Ultra that served as the final antagonist of Ultraman Z after being corrupted by Celebro into Destrudos. Both Terranoid and Ultroid Zero were created by humans as artificial protectors, only to be controlled by their shows' respective main antagonists and turned against those they were sworn to protect, requiring their shows' respective Ultras to face them in battle. The similarities are acknowledged both in-universe (Ultraman Chronicle Z: Heroes' Odyssey) and by Televi Magazine's official website.[3]

Data

Terranoid
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Stats
  • 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.

Zeluganoid
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Stats
  • 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.

Merchandise

Ultra Hero Series

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  • Terranoid (2002)
    • Release Date: July 2002
    • ID Number: EX
    • Price: 700 yen
    • JAN/ISBN: 4543112031754
    • Materials: ATBC-PVC
Labelled as an EX release, Ultra Hero Series Terranoid is a 6.45 inches tall soft vinyl figure that sports 3 points of articulation on the arms and waist. He is molded in red vinyl and painted dark silver and fold sprays.
Unlike Imit Dyna, Terranoid is not released during the show's run.


Ultra Monster Series

Zeluganoid toys (left : 1998, right: 2000), photo coutersy of Monsters Empire

  • 'Zeluganoid (1998)
    • Release Date: 1998
    • ID Number: 122
    • Price: 600 yen
    • JAN/ISBN: TBA
    • Materials: ATBC-PVC
Zeluganoid was also released as part of the Ultra Monster Series line. The figure is made from a grey vinyl with multi-color sprays in the 1998 and 2000 versions, and like Terranoid; he also features swinging arms and rotating waist.


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  • Zeluganoid (2012)
    • Release Date: March 2012
    • ID Number: EX
    • JAN/ISBN: TBA
    • Materials: PVC
In 2012, the Zeluganoid figure was re-released, with the deco patterns changed to only having silver, gold, and red sprays. Unlike previous releases, this Zeluganoid had his waist glued shut.



Yutaka

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  • 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.


Ultra Monster Series (2016)

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  • Zeluganoid (2021)
    • Release Date: February 6, 2021
    • ID Number: 136
    • Price: 600 yen
    • JAN/ISBN: 4549660571025
    • Materials: PVC
Ultra Monster Series (2016) Zeluganoid is a smaller version of the original UMS figure, though it utilizes the deco from the 2012 release, albeit with some details slightly omitted for the sake of the lineup's price point.


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  • Terranoid (2022)
    • Release Date: June 11, 2022
    • Price: 600 yen
    • JAN/ISBN: TBA
    • Materials: PVC
Released to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Ultraman Dyna, this Terranoid is a smaller version of the original Ultra Hero Series EX figure. Size differences aside, Terranoid is now molded in entirely gray soft vinyl plastic, with the gunmetal paint only applied on the head, and the red details and and gold-colored cuffs/chest protector are mostly minimal.


Tokusatsu STAGEMENT

  • A New Shadow (2022)
    • Release Date: March 15, 2022
    • Materials: PVC, ABS

Both Terranoid and his Zeluganoid form were released as small PVC diorama figurines for the Tokusatsu STAGEMENT line, with the former being molded in his rollout pose, with the latter being molded in his battle stance. The statues can connect along with Dyna (Flash Type) to form a complete diorama.


References


Ultraman Dyna Kaiju
Ultraman Dyna Sphere | Darambia | Giralen | Neo Darambia | Cyclometra | Grossyna | Daigelun | Shieldron | Fohgus | Alien Dais | Gyabish | Bao-on | Giakuuda | Zenekindarl people | Dexador | Alien Meranie | Mons-Ahgar | Mukkito | Himala | Alien Miji | Garaon | Alien Nuaza | Alien spirits | Alien Krea | Gyanzar | Clone Shieldron | Clone Silvergon | Neosaurus | Alien Shilback | Zombayu | Bishmel | Kokakucho | Alien Lasesta | Sodom | Mozui | Diplas | Maricula | Sufume | Reicubas | Digon | Alien Chern Left | Alien Chern Right | Demagorg | Grossyna II | Male Gigantes | Female Gigantes | Gaigaraid | Kogaraon | Garaon II | Gregore | Imit-Ultraman Dyna | Mons-Ahgar II | Lovemos | Satan Lovemos | Alien Naltis | Menorfa | Bazob | Geomos | Neo Geomos | Yumenokatamari | Bundar | Zomborg | Zomborg Soldiers | Clone Daigelun | Alien Jagira | Jagira Tree | God Jagira | Diolius | Alien Reguran Captain Zoyaka | Mountain Gulliver 5 | Golza II | Graikis | Torongar | Churasa | Moravia | Mejiwogu | Phantom Monster Army (Evil Tiga, Gyanzar, Fohgus, Kokakucho, Zenekindarl people, Alien Nuaza Eshilis, Digon, Deathfacer, Alien Raybeak, Alien Natarn, Bishmel, Alien Manon, Mozui) | Alien Fabiras | Devil Fabiras | Alien Chadabin | Mogedon | Neo Darambia II | Terranoid | Zeluganoid | Neo Gaigaraid | Gran-Sphere
Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna: Warriors of the Star of Light Geranda | Alien Monera | Deathfacer | Queen Monera
Ultraman Dyna: The Return of Hanejiro Alien Miji | Pochi Garaon | Booska | Kamosuke | Casa Madara | Arwon | Alien Dehadoh (Mentioned) | Hanejiro | Alien Fabiras (Hologram) | One-Z
Ultras
Showa Ultras Ultraman | Zoffy | Ultraseven | Ultraman Jack | Ultraman Ace | Ultraman Taro | Ultraman Leo | Astra | Ultraman Joneus | Ultraman 80 | Ultraman Scott | Ultraman Chuck | Ultrawoman Beth | Andro Melos
Heisei Ultras Ultraman Great | Ultraman Powered | Ultraman Zearth | Ultraman Tiga | Ultraman Dyna | Ultraman Gaia | Ultraman Agul | Ultraman Neos | Ultraseven 21 | Ultraman Cosmos | Ultraman Justice | Ultraman Legend | Ultraman Noa | Ultraman Nexus | Ultraman the Next | Ultraman Max | Ultraman Xenon | Ultraman Mebius | Ultraman Hikari | Ultraman Zero | Ultraman Saga | Ultraman Ginga | Ultraman Victory | Ultraman Ginga Victory | Ultraman X | Ultraman Orb | Ultraman Geed | Ultraman Rosso | Ultraman Blu | Ultraman Ruebe | Ultrawoman Grigio | Ultraman Gruebe
Reiwa Ultras Ultraman Taiga | Ultraman Titas | Ultraman Fuma | Ultraman Reiga | Ultraman Z | Ultraman Trigger | Ultraman Regulos | Ultraman Decker
Other Ultras Seven's Superior | Father of Ultra | Mother of Ultra | Ultraman King | Elek | Loto | Amia | Ultra People | Warrior of Light | Yullian | Ultraman Kiyotaka | Ultra Nyan | Ultra-Ancient Giants of Light | Tiga's companions | Ultraman Boy | Ultraman Pict | Ultraman Nice | Ultraman Hotto | Ultraman Motto | Ultraman Kitto | Ultraman Robin | Residents of the Land of Light | Ultraman Neko | Ultraman Ribut | Filis | Sora | Trigger Dark
Counterparts Ultraseven (Heisei Ultraseven) | Ultraman (Neo Frontier Space World) | Ultraman (Superior Universe) | Ultraseven (Superior Universe) | Ultraman Jack (Superior Universe) | Ultraman Ace (Superior Universe) | Ultraman Tiga (Superior Universe) | Ultraman Dyna (Superior Universe) | Ultraman Gaia (Superior Universe) | Ultraman (World of the Ultra Flare) | Ultraman Tiga (World of the Ultra Flare) | Ultraman Belial (Parallel Isotope) | Ultraman Tregear (Parallel Isotope) | Ultraman (Marvel) | Ultraseven (Marvel) | Ultraman (Shin Ultraman) | Zōffy
Evil Ultras Evil Ultraman Great | Evil Tiga | Camearra | Darramb | Hudra | Chaos Ultraman | Dark Faust | Dark Mephisto | Dark Mephisto (Zwei) | Dark Zagi | Ultraman Belial | Dark Lucifer | Ultraman Zero Darkness | Dark Zagi (Ultraman F) | Ultraman Orb Dark | Ultraman Tregear | Ultraman X Darkness | Ultraman Geed Darkness | Ultraman Orb Darkness | Carmeara | Darrgon | Hudram | Evil Trigger | Ultrawoman Grigio Darkness
Fake Ultras Imitation Ultraman | Imitation Ultraseven | Ace Robot | Imitation Astra | Delusion Ultraseven | Imitation Ultraman Joneus | Ultraman Shadow | Imit-Ultraman Dyna | Terranoid | Imit-Ultraman Agul | Imit-Ultraman Gaia | Phantom-Ultraman Agul | Imitation Ultraman Cosmos | Imitation Ultraman Mebius | Imitation Tsurugi | Imitation Ultraman Mebius | Darklops Zero | Darklops | Imitation Ultraman (SR) | Imitation Zoffy (SR) | Imitation Ultraman Jack (SR) | Imitation Ultraman Ace (SR) | Illusion Ultraman Zero | Imitation Mother of Ultra | Imitation Ultraman Orb | Imit-Ultraman Belial | Ultroid Zero
Stage Show and Video Game Ultras Chaosroids | Imitation Ultrasevens | Robot Ultraman Mebius | Android Ultraman | Voice | Zora | Imitation Ultraman Leo (SR) | Dark Killer First | Dark Killer Zoffy | Dark Killer Seven | Dark Killer Jack | Dark Killer Ace | Lara | Fake Ultraman Dyna | Ultraman Geist | Ultraseven Geist | Ultraman Leo Dark | Astra Dark | Peony | Marie | Geed's Brothers | Tiga Dark (clone) | Ultraman Dyna (Parallel Isotope)
Manga Ultras Melos | Fightas | Ultraman Elf | Ultra Council Elders | Ultra-Ninja Squad | Ultra Wolf | Ultraman Jack (Ultra Brothers Story) | Ultraman Jupiter | W87 Ultra Beings | Thunder Arrow | Ultraman Red | Wuleian | Caesar | Ultraman Yuta | Tran | Tran's Mother | Prometheus | The Elder | Ultraman Cruz | Ultraman Krod | Ultraman Great (G manga) | Ultraman (THE FIRST) | Ultraman Tiga (Dark Horse Manga) | Zoffy (Story 0) | Ultraseven (Story 0) | Ultraman (Story 0) | Ace (Story 0) | Jack (Story 0) | Leo (Story 0) | Astra (Story 0) | Taro (Story 0) | Gorian | Zaji | Drew | Colorless | Flare | Rutia | Alphone | Ars | Acura | Remodeled Ultras | Aura | Ultraman (ULTRAMAN)
Novel Ultras Jeanne | Amur | Dark Zagi (Ultraman F) | Ultraman F | Ultraman Dual | Navigale | Ultra Saint Tear
Another Genesis Giants Blast | Ultraman | Ultraseven | Belial | Jack | Ace | Taro | Luna and Corona | Tiga | Jean-Bot | Father Burai | Glenfire | Mirror Master | Leo | King
Outlaw Ultras Ultraman Millennium | Ultraman Elite | Dark Ultraman | Ultraman (Dragon Force)
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