The Ultra Beam (ウルトラビーム Urutora Bīmu) (most commonly known as Ray (光線 Kōsen)), is a staple Ultra ability that all Ultras have. Each Ultra has their own version or technique, the most known and suspected to be the most basic, is the Specium Ray used by the original Ultraman and Ultraman Jack.
Nature and Known Facts
In Ultraman Nexus, it is shown that analysis of an Ultra's Light can allow one with the proper knowledge and technology to create an artificial version of their Ultra Beam that is just as powerful as the original. This shows that each Ultra has their own unique beam even if they use the same substance such as Ultraman and Ultraman Jack, who despite having the same type of energy, their beams are still slightly different from each other. Ultraseven and his son Zero both use the same type of energy called Emerium, but while Seven uses the Emerium Ray, Zero uses the Emerium Slash which appears slightly different from his father's beam.
It is known that as Ultras grow older they grow stronger and their inner light and supposedly their Ultra Beams also become stronger with them. Despite their varying levels of powers, different elements etc, even the most basic Ultra Beam can seriously maim and/or destroy the average monster.
In Ultraman Mebius, the Final Meteor was called the Specium Redoublizer and was stated to amplify Specium Ray energy. The fact that it worked on Mebius' Mebium-Knight Shoot and Zoffy's M87 Ray, implies that all Ultra Beams are based on Specium Energy.
Earlier in Mebius, Teppei stated that all Ultra Beams had the effect of destroying atomic bonds. This would explain why things hit by them explode and why they are so deadly. It is unknown if this also extends universally to Ultras outside the World of the Land of Light, but their beams have also shown similar levels of destructive power.
The most basic form of Ultra Beam, the Specium Ray, is stated to burn at 500,000 degrees Celsius and has the destructive power of 500,000 horsepower or 372,850,000 watts.
In Ultraman Story 0, the Ultras are seemingly all born knowing their signature beams, with the most basic being the Specium Ray which the most used by the overall Ultra population. It has been shown that the Ultras do not use their beams at full power which, in the case of Zoffy and Taro, are shown to cause damage of a similar level to a nuclear explosion. Ultraman Jack was able to destroy three monsters with his Specium Ray, overexerting himself in the process. It is unknown how the manga now connects to the TV series but since it was once canon, the situation could be similar for the Ultras from television.
In ULTRAMAN, bearers of the Ultraman Factor produce Specium Energy within their bodies. It is uncertain how similar to Ultras they are, but seeing as they bear the genes of the original Ultraman, it is possible that this energy is important for their superhuman abilities. Shinjiro, first collapsed and passed out after firing his first Specium Ray. This would collaborate with the episode of Ultraman Ace, where Ace Killer was absorbing the powers of the previous Ultra Brothers. The energy he took was the same as their signature beams save Jack, from whom he took his bracelet. It is possible that Ultras convert light energy into the same energy as their beam to use.
- The substance Specium is fictional, its name comes from the Japanese pronunciation of the English word Space.
- The spelling has also been a subject of controversy. While 'Specium' is the generally accepted spelling, it has sometimes been spelled 'Spacium'. This mostly comes from the fact that the substance's name comes from the Japanese pronunciation of the word Space.
- In Ultraseven, when Dan Moroboshi was being mind probed for the secret of the Emerium Ray, the equation he gave, 'M2SH3GWAB1', is said to be applicable to all of his ray attacks and the equation for the element of the Ultra Beam itself. The equation is just a series of letters and numbers and in real life it has no meaning. Curiously, it does contain the symbols for Hydrogen (H), Sulfur (S), Tungsten (W) and Boron (B) in its notation, although there are currently no elements that use the symbols 'A', 'G' or 'M'.
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