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The Ultra-Ancient Giants of Light (超古代の光の巨人 Chō Kodai no Hikari no Kyojin) were Ultras from the Neo Frontier Space World, that protected an ancient advanced human civilization on Earth over 30 million years ago, the same civilization that Yuzare hailed from. These Ultras, Tiga included, came from a distant nebula. In the modern day the only evidence of their existence were the stone statues they left behind and the ruins of R'lyeh that rose with Gatanothor and then later sank back beneath the sea.


Ultraman Tiga

Long ago on ancient Earth, these Ultras came from a distant nebula. They worked together to protect ancient mankind from the terrible monsters that plagued their world and their civilization. However, despite their intentions, they were eventually destined to fall. The giants of light who assimilated with warriors gradually created two factions, and conflict arose between them. In the intensifying war, at least four giants of light transformed into Giants of Darkness by the "darkness" hidden in their hearts, and began to destroy civilization. Only by Yuzare's words, Tiga Dark turned to the light once more, and he in turn sealed away his former comrades in the ruins of R'lyeh, absorbing their powers to gain his Type Changes.

Then came a disaster that sealed the fate of the ancient human civilization. The plant monster Gijera arose and its pollen made the humans addicted, placing them in childish stupors which destined the humans to have a "painless destruction". This was a problem; as beings of light, the Ultras refused to interfere with the choices mankind made for itself. The Ultras were forced to leave mankind to its fate as a great evil rose up and destroyed them. As the Ultras left Earth as their natural form of light to return to the nebula they came from, some like Tiga left their physical bodies for their future descendants to find and use to stop the cycle of destruction.

In Ultraman Tiga: The Final Odyssey, the remains of fallen combatants in R'lyeh donated their light to resurrect the defeated Ultraman Tiga as Glitter Tiga, therefore placing an end to both Demonthor and the dark influences from their civilization.

Ultraman Trigger: New Generation Tiga

In Ultraman Trigger, the worldview in 30 million years prior to the series involves four Giants of Darkness, who menaced the ancient civilization to find the Eternity Core before one of them, Trigger Dark, defected to become Ultraman Trigger and banished his former comrades away from Earth. Instead of a race of Ultras on Earth, only four were known to exist and recorded on a piece of ancient carving. At least according to Darrgon, the Giants of Darkness are said to be from the race of darkness (闇の一族 Yami no Ichizoku). Not much can be explored on this terminology, except the fact that their main goal is to cover the entire universe with darkness and upholds the idea of might makes right.

Known Members


  • The Ultra-Ancient Giants were portrayed by Hiroyuki Okano, Daisuke Terai and Tsuyoshi Matsubara.
  • The Ultra-Ancient Giants' grunts are modified version of Ultraman Tiga's produced by Hiroshi Nagano.
  • In the battle scenes, the filmmakers used modified Dyna suits, and used split-screen and green screen computer techniques to make it look like they were all on screen at the same time. They darkened the suits via lighting to silhouette their physical appearance so viewers wouldn't pay much attention to them and maintain the sense of atmosphere. The other deceased Ultras in the ruins were either recycled or modeled after other Ultras including Tiga, Gaia, Agul, Ace, Great, Mother of Ultra, Powered, and 80.
  • Given Camearra's use of a Sparklence, the same item that Tiga uses, it would appear that this is the default Transformation Item for them.

See Also

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)
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)