Twin Tail (ツインテール Tsuin Tēru) is a prehistoric Kaiju from the Return of Ultraman TV series. It first appeared in episodes 5 and 6.
Subtitle: Ancient Monster (古代怪獣 Kodai Kaijū)
Return of Ultraman
In the Jurassic period, Gudon and Twin Tail fought and Twin Tail often used anesthetic venom to run from fights.
When a ancient egg from the Jurassic period was dug up in a construction site, MAT was called to the scene to dispose of the egg but with no success, after one of the members shot it with a ray gun, he declared it an oddly shaped rock. As MAT left to deal with Gudon, the egg was buried again by the construction crew. Shortly after, the egg increased into near Kaiju size and erupted from underground in the middle of Tokyo. Soon enough, the egg hatched and revealed the monster Twin Tail, who began to rampage in the city. Go transformed into Ultraman Jack to confront the monster, and the two had a long and difficult fight. Suddenly Gudon emerged from underground, confronting Jack and his arch rival. Outnumbered and weakened, the two monsters were too much for Jack to handle, who had no choice but to retreat. With Jack out of the way, Twin Tail and Gudon viciously collided. The victor however was never solved as the two monsters separated for the time being.
After doing some research prior to Twin Tail's hatching, MAT soon discovered that Twin Tail was the instinctive rival of Gudon, which explained why Gudon had emerged in the first place. After viewing the damage caused by the monsters, the military threatened to unleash a "Spigun" to slay the two monsters. Knowing many innocent people would die and Tokyo will be destroyed if that happened, MAT decided to try one more attack on Twin Tail and Gudon, armed with nothing but bazookas loaded with paralyzing rockets. Twin Tail appeared first from beneath the Earth and MAT launched their first attack, aiming for the prehistoric beast's eyes and blowing out one of Twin Tail's eye before Gudon erupted from the ground. Ultraman Jack soon returned and subdued Twin Tail, allowing MAT to blow out the monster's other eye. This time when Gudon returned, Jack stepped back to allow Gudon and Twin Tail to fight it out. Twin Tail received fatal wounds by Gudon after being bitten into and being slammed to the ground, killing Twin Tail.
- Twin Tail's name and his two-tail features is a reference to the twin tail hairstyle. This might explain the reason behind his upside-down position, purposely to resemble a person with such hairstyle.
- This as well becomes a running joke/Japanese meme in the internet, commonly pixiv where fans would draw pictures of characters performing poses to resemble that of said monster by lying their body in an upside-down position.
- According to Jiro Dan (actor of Hideki Go), Twin Tail is his favorite Ultra Kaiju.
- Twin Tail appeared in the opening of Ultraman Ace but does not appear in the series.
- Twin Tail briefly appeared in Ultraseven - Operation: Solar Energy as one of the many monsters that Ultra Garrison previously encountered.
- Twin Tail's roar is a re-used Gubila roar.
- Twin Tail's costume was molded by Ryosaku Takayama.
- Twin Tail is a playable character in the PS2 game, Ultraman Fighting Evolution 3 and Ultraman (PS2).
- Twin Tail's suit appears in Ultraman Leo episode 9 as part of the Monster Corps Show. The statue is positioned fighting a statue of Ghostron.
- According to a child in episode 10 of Return of Ultraman, Twin Tail's egg is very similar to King Ghidorahs.
- A Twin Tail stage show suit was used for a small Kumagorus in episode 8 of Fireman.
Twin Tail reappeared in episodes 6 and 9 of the series, Ultraman Mebius.
Released into the sea by Bogarl from an egg. Drawn by the heat, GUYS eventually found the egg on the seafloor. Once they dove into the sea to find it, Bogal forced the egg to hatch and it released Twin Tail. Mirai quickly turned into Ultraman Mebius, but Twin Tail was too agile in the water, and was winning. But GUYS soon discovered Twin Tail's weakness: The two, glowing blue spots on its body where its sonar organs. They attacked it, which greatly injured the monster, giving Mebius the instant he needed to destroy Twin Tail with his Mebium Shoot.
Later on, another Twin Tail appeared and was seen fighting another Gudon. Their fight was halted by Bogarl, who beat both monsters into submission before eating them alive.
Sometime later, GUYS was chosen to test out new arrivals of Maquette Monsters. One suggestion was Twin Tail, but was turned down due to his limited capabilities on land.
- In this series, it's revealed that Twin Tail is a sea monster.
- Gudon and Twin Tail's battle in episode 9 was to pay homage to their instinctive rivalry, and their first appearances.
- The little green dots on Twin Tail's upper body in his original appearance are now colored blue. This also applies for his later appearances in other series.
Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle
Twin Tail reappeared in episode 6 of the series Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle.
A Twin Tail appeared one night and ambushed Rei (after he had quit the ZAP SPACY after an argument). With Gomora in recovery this forced him to summon Litra to do battle. With the combined efforts of Litra and Rei's weapons, Twin Tail was quickly finished off by Rei's gunfire and Litra's fireballs.
- The Twin Tail suit from Ultraman Mebius was reused for Twin Tail's appearance in the series.
- Twin Tail is one of the few Kaiju in the series that does not appear in the opening credits (along with Juran, Fire Golza, Bullton, Arigera, Zoa Muruchi, Nova, Lunaticks, King Joe Black, and Zetton).
- In the first episode of the series, when Oki shows Haruna Peguila on his computer, Twin Tail's silhouette from Ultraman Mebius can be seen along with Gudon, Saramandora, Vakishim, Birdon, and Alien Mefilas.
Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie
Twin Tail reappeared in the movie Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie as one of Ultraman Belial's 100 Monster Army. He teamed up with Gudon, Guesra, Antlar, Alien Baltan, Arigera, King Silvergon, Zetton, Gomess (S), Magular, and King Goldras to take on Ultraman. He attacked Ultraman with his whip arms but, Ultraman got a hold of them quickly, and gave a kick to Twin Tail's body, sending him flying. His fate is unknown afterwards (This most likely killed him as he is not seen after this).
- The Twin Tail suit from Ultraman Mebius was reused for Twin Tail's appearance in the film.
- Twin Tail is one of the monsters that makes up Belyudra's right arm in said movie.
- Twin Tail is one of the few monsters in the Belial Army to not die via explosion, alongside Bemstar, Alien Shaplay, Alien Zetton, and King Guesra.
He also participated in the Dark Spark War and was turned into a Spark Doll by Dark Lugiel.
In episode 7, he along with many other monsters are seen cheering Ultraman Ginga on as he fights Dark Galberos.
He possibly restored to his original form and returned to his home universe after Ginga beats Dark Lugiel.
- In a couple of shots of Dark Lugiel's collection in Ultraman Ginga, Twin Tail's Spark Doll collection can be seen alongside Mecha Baltan, Deathfacer, Ghighi, Birdon, Mochiron, Gan-Q, Goldras, Gatanothor, Ace Killer, Alien Hipporit, Alien Babarue, and a lot of other monsters and aliens.
Ultra Fight Orb
He teamed up with Gudon and Hyper Zetton despite being the natural prey of the former. They were quickly defeated by Zero due to the Ultra Warrior's strength and skill. After Zero and Orb defeated Hyper Zetton, Twin Tail caught Zero off guard by constricting his shoulders with his whips as well as biting him in the leg, although Zero managed to break free not too long afterwards.
Later, his old enemy, Ultraman Jack arrived to save Zero. Twin Tail joins forces with Gudon. However Twin Tail failed to hit Jack and after being thrown to the ground and being kicked is defeated by Jack's Ultra Lance.
- Height: 45 m
- Weight: 15,000 t
- Origin: Shinjuku Building construction site, ocean floor (Mebius), Tokyo (Mebius), Planet Boris (Ultra Galaxy), Planet Yomi (Ultra Fight Orb)
- Attack: 700
- Defense: 600
- Speed: 1000
- Weakness: The two glowing spots at the top of Twin Tail's body are sensory organs and will cause it great pain when damaged.
- Powers and Weapons
- Tail Whips: Twin Tail has two long whips atop his body, which are actually its namesake organs and can be used as a combat weapon.
- Burrowing: Twin Tail can tunnel underground at moderate speeds.
- Anesthetic Venom: Though never used in the series, this ability was mentioned by Member Kishida of MAT.
- Adept Swimmer: As revealed by GUYS documents, Twin Tail is actually amphibious and can perform better in underwater environments.
- ULTRA MONSTERS
- Tail Smash (テールスマッシュ Tēru Sumasshu): Submission attack with its tail namesake.
- Tail Rush (テールラッシュ Tēru Rasshu):
- Jump Attack (ジャンプアタック Janpu Atakku): A jumping attack.
- Sling Smash (スリングスマッシュ Suringu Sumasshu): A tag-team attack with Gudon, as both attack the opponent with severe whiplash before Twin Tail curls into a ball for the latter to throw with.
- Rolling Tackle (ローリングタックル Rōringu Takkuru): Twin Tail lies down and rolls into the opponent.
- Ultra Kaiju Battle Breeders
- Flying Bite (フライングバイト Furaingu Baito): Twin Tail jumps at the opponent and bites them.
Twin Tail as a Spark Doll was seen in Ultraman Ginga.
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