Ultra Dark-Killer (ウルトラダークキラー Urutora Dāku Kirā), or simply Dark-Killer, is the primary villain in the pachinko game series, starting from the 2012 CR Pachinko Ultraman Taro~Fight!! Ultra-6 Brothers~. He made his first on-screen appearance in Ultra Galaxy Fight: New Generation Heroes.

Conception

Design

While designing Dark-Killer, Masayuki Gotoh imagined him as a version of Ultraman Taro who fell to the dark side, with elements of several Ultras added on.[1]

History

Ultra Galaxy Fight: New Generation Heroes

Ultra Dark-Killer is a conglomerate of past monsters defeated by the Ultra Brothers. He fought the core six members in the past and was defeated by the Super Ultra Dynamite attack initiated by Ultraman Taro through energies donated by the other Ultras.

In the present day, Dark-Killer was revived and established the League of Darkness by bringing along Dark Lugiel and Etelgar from their deaths in order to start a multiversal conquest against all existing Ultras. He targeted X and Geed to create their copies before sending them into ambushing Orb for similar purpose. Under Ultraman Tregear's suggestion, he kidnapped Grigio (and Zero simultaneously) into the Dark-Killer Zone to prevent Ultraman Gruebe's formation.

With Grigio and Zero in their captivity, Dark-Killer used them as leverage to lure the New Generation Heroes to Planet Tenebris, wanting to create more Darkness Ultras as part of the League of Darkness' combatants. The rescue party was narrowed down to Ultraman Rosso and Blu when the rest were preoccupied with their opponents. Dark-Killer ambushed the brothers and using the Dark-Killer Zone's light-draining property to his advantage. After leaving the Ultraman Zero Darkness in against Zero and Grigio, he prepared to absorb the brothers' lights, but Grigio mustered her remaining strength to repel the villain and recharge her brothers into forming Ultraman Ruebe. The Super Ultra made a short work against Zero Darkness and finally killing Dark-Killer, but Tregear revived the pair in his last act to spite the New Generation Heroes.

Now growing four times than his normal size, the massive Dark-Killer launched his counterattack against Ultraman Ginga Strium, Victory Knight, Exceed X Beta Spark Armor, Orb Trinity, Geed Ultimate Final and Ultraman Gruebe. Dark-Killer was forced to recreate his Darkness Ultra copies to devour them and grew bigger, but Taro arrived and instructed the New Generation Heroes to charge their energies into Ginga Strium. The latter used it to perform New Generation Dynamite, simultaneously killing Dark-Killer and destroying the Dark Palace. Ginga reassured the team that Dark-Killer's current defeat would be his last. Ultra Galaxy Fight: New Generation Heroes

Data

Ultra Dark-Killer

UltraDarkKiller.png
Ultra Dark-Killer's main form. Designs such as Color Timer, Beam Lamp, Protectors, Eye Slugger, Ultra Horns, etc., which are the characteristics of each Ultra Brother, are enormously deformed, wrapping the dark body as an exoskeleton.

Stats
Powers and Weapons
  • Flight: Ultra Dark-Killer can fly at speeds that match Ultras.
  • Killer Cluster (キラークラスター Kirā Kurasutā): A cluster of dark energy bullets. A variant of this allows them to move at their own will. Once powered up by Tregear, he is able to swipe his hands to summon giant energy blasts from the sky.
  • Darkness Evil Spirit Killer Plasma (暗黒邪念体 キラープラズマ Ankoku Janen-tai Kirā Purazuma): Being the embodiment of grudges of the past Ultra Kaiju, Dark-Killer's body contains dark energy called Killer Plasma. It allows him to perform various abilities:
    • Separation/Combination: Ultra Dark-Killer can separate his body into a group of sentient Killer Plasma that possess a separate consciousness of their own and can reconstitute into his original form.
    • Cloning: Dark-Killer has the ability to create clones of an Ultra Warrior as part of his reinforcements. How he performs this is different in each media appearance:
      • Ultra Dark Killer Brothers: From the pachinko game series, Dark-Killer uses the memory of the first five members of Ultra Brothers to create their black-colored physical clones, Zoffy to Ace.
      • Darkness Copies: In Ultra Galaxy Fight, Dark-Killer creates copies of four members of New Generation Heroes through their stolen light energy. This process created clones who bore the color schemes of red, black, and purple.[2]
  • Death Slugger (デススラッガー Desu Suraggā): The twin Eye Slugger-like blades on his arms. They can be charged with an aura to inflict more damage.
  • Dark-Killer Shoot (ダークキラーシュート Dāku Kirā Shūto): After charging energy into his Color Timer-like organ via his Protectors, Dark-Killer shoots a powerful energy ray.
  • Dark-Killer Dynamite (ダークキラーダイナマイト Dāku Kirā Dainamaito): An attack similar to Ultraman Taro's Ultra Dynamite.
  • Dark Laser: Dark-Killer fires lasers from dark energy sphere that he summons.
  • Energy Punch: Ultra Dark-Killer can charge his body with dark energy to deliver a powerful punch. This was able to knock Taro several miles into space.
  • Force Field: Ultra Dark-Killer can create a force field that comes off the ground.
  • Energy Pulse: Ultra Dark-Killer can release a huge pulse of dark energy from his own body.
  • Resurrection: Like Yapool, Ultra Dark-Killer is able to revive because of its hatred for Ultras.
  • Monster Graveyard Control: Ultra Dark-Killer can revive Kaiju in the Monster Graveyard.
  • Energy Sphere: An energy sphere attack.
  • Energy Beam: A purple energy beam fired from his palm.
  • Portal: Dark-Killer can travel through space via a purple portal.
  • Dimensional Beam: Dark-Killer shoots beams from each of his palms, which send others to the Dark-Killer Zone (ダークキラーゾーン Dāku Kirā Zōn) upon contact. It is a dark dimension which saps away the energy of an Ultra.
  • Teleportation: Dark-Killer can simply disappear and reappear somewhere else.
  • Projection: Dark-Killer can use a projection to remotely speak to others, as well as show what happens within his Dark-Killer Zone.
  • Size Increase: Dark-Killer increases in size and power by absorbing his own Darkness copies.
  • Form Change: Copying the concept of Heisei Ultras, Dark-Killer obtains the ability to change his form to suit his specification. His second form splits him into a pair of clones, Shadow and Might, before merging again to form Delta. This was only used against Ultraman Zero.

Dark-Killer Shadow

DarkKillerShadow.png
Dark-Killer Shadow (ダークキラーシャドー Dāku Kirā Shadō) is Ultra Dark-Killer's equivalent of an Ultra's speed form.

Powers and Weapons
  • Super Speed: Dark-Killer Shadow can move fast.
  • Aura: Dark-Killer Shadow can create an aura of energy in his own body to inflict damage on opponents.
  • Energy Punch: Dark-Killer Shadow can release energy from punches to increase damage.
  • Recombine: Dark-Killer Shadow can merge with its other half, Might, to become Dark-Killer Delta.

Dark-Killer Might

DarkKillerMight.png
Dark-Killer Might (ダークキラーマイト Dāku Kirā Maito) is Ultra Dark-Killer's equivalent of an Ultra's strength form.

Powers and Weapons
  • Super Strength: Dark-Killer Might is very strong.
  • Energy Beam: Dark-Killer Might can fire a red beam of energy from his hand.
  • Recombine: Dark-Killer Might can merge with its other half, Shadow, to become Dark-Killer Delta.

Dark-Killer Delta

DarkKillerDelta.png
Dark-Killer Delta (ダークキラーデルタ Dāku Kirā Deruta) is Ultra Dark-Killer's equivalent of an Ultra's final form.

Powers and Weapons
  • Fireballs: Dark-Killer Delta can summon fireballs to attack.
  • Barrier: Dark-Killer Delta can summon a green barrier to defend from attacks.
  • Energy Beam: Dark-Killer Delta can fire a gold beam of energy from both hands that is able to rival Zero's Final Ultimate Zero attack at full power.

Other Media

CR Pachinko Ultraman Taro~Fight!! Ultra-6 Brothers~

Dark-Killer was said to have been born from the grudge of various monsters and aliens destroyed by the Ultra Brothers, much like Grand King and Tyrant. However, unlike those two monsters, Dark-Killer was capable of reasoning and conversation.

He harassed Taro by reviving several monsters to weaken him before covering the Earth with the Killer Plasma effect. Although he initially overpowered Taro in their duel, he was defeated when the Ultra Brothers, from Zoffy to Ace, appeared and merged with Taro to grant him his Super Taro form. Defeated by an Ultra Dynamite, Killer's eyes turned blue as he encounter a new emotion, brought on by Taro's self-sacrifice.

Ultraman Taro: Revenge of the Dark

Despite his defeat, Dark-Killer later returned, driven and revived by his hatred for Taro. At this time he learned to use the Killer Plasma attack to separate his body and create the Ultra Dark Killer Brothers, dark doppelgängers of the Ultra Brothers that assisted Taro in their last fight. He then attacked Ultraman Mebius and the real Ultra Brothers, but was driven off.

Ultra Battle Retsuden: Fight Zero! The Strongest Young Warrior

A few thousand years later, Dark-Killer was revived with new powers. He awaited Zero in a different dimensional subspace and fought in the same manner with his duel against Taro. In the middle of the battle, Dark-Killer splits between two different forms, Shadow and Might to fight the young Ultra with both brute strength and super speed. In the final fight, the clones merged into Delta and was defeated by Final Ultimate Zero.

Gallery

Ultra Galaxy Fight: New Generation Heroes

CR Pachinko Ultraman Taro~Fight!! Ultra-6 Brothers~

Trivia

References

Ultraman Geed Kaiju
Ultraman Geed Alien Pegassa Pega | Skull Gomora | Alien Shadow (Zena, Kuruto) | Alien Sturm Kei Fukuide | Dada | Darklops Zero | Alien Hook | Alien Pitt Tri-Tip | Eleking | Samekujira | Lunah | Arstron | Thunder Killer | Galactron | Tyrant | Alien Zobetai Nabia | Zandrias | Alien Groza | Alien Serpent | Alien Pedan | Alien Zelan | Alien Doble | Alien Neril | Alien Bado | Pedanium Zetton | Alien Ckalutch | Zegun | Cicada Woman | Alien Godola (Godo-Wynn) | Chimeraberus | Legionoid Dada Customize | Zaigorg | Mecha Gomora | Star Bem Gyeron | Lecuum | Gubila | King Galactron | Lidorias | Alien Rayblood | Reibatos | Sly | Jatar | Villainous | Grocken | Deathlogue
Ultraman Geed The Movie: Connect the Wishes! Alien Pegassa Pega | Jugglus Juggler | Galactron Army | Gillvalis | Valis Raider | Alien Jaki Arlon | MJ Galilee | Gukulushisa | Ruffle | Alien Norvar | Rawaan Man | Alien Gemaha | Idarada | Magdom | Bruck | Alien Nackle | Alien Ckalutch | Alien Shaplay | Galmess | Hupnath | Alien Bado | Kemur | Lecuum
Ultraman Festival 2017 Ultra Dark-Killer | King Galactron | Alien Pedan | Perfect King Joe
Ultraman Fusion Fight! Capsule Fusion MagaMaga-Arch Belial | Strong Gomorant | Bemzeed | Burning Bemstra
Ultra Galaxy Fight: New Generation Heroes Kaiju
Ultra Dark-Killer | Dark Lugiel | Etelgar | Peguila | Ragon | Red King I and II
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.