Ultraman Agul (ウルトラマンアグル Urutoraman Aguru) is the first full blue bodied Ultraman in the Ultra Series who debut in the Ultraman Gaia TV series. He holds the Power of the Sea, and throughout the course of the series, Ultraman Agul is sometimes a rival, sometimes an adversary, but eventually a teammate, of Ultraman Gaia. Dark and menacing in contrast to the red-and-silver Ultraman Gaia, Agul originally only showed an interest in defeating monsters that threaten the Earth itself, without any consideration for human lives that he may endanger in the process just like his human host Hiroya Fujimiya. However he was more sympathetic to creatures native to Earth, this stemmed from Fujimiya's misguided belief that mankind would be the source of the world's end.
Battle Alongside Fujimiya
Agul's human host, Hiroya Fujimiya, a boy-genius formerly with the Alchemy Stars. Fujimiya created the giant computer known as "Crisis," to predict future catastrophes. Its first prediction, however, showed the total destruction of the Earth. When queried further, the computer had one response: AGUL. At that moment, Fujimiya yelled in pain. In a vision, he saw a destroyed world, with a blue-and-silver giant towering over it. When questioning Crisis again, Fujimiya discovered the cause of Earth's destruction: mankind.
Fujimiya breaks away from the Alchemy Stars, obsessed with discovering more about this being that continues to contact him, although each contact brings great pain. He builds a giant water tank, the basis of an experiment to contact "the will of the Earth" to find out what to do. At one point, as Fujimiya stands on a catwalk above the tank, Agul contacts him again. This time, Fujimiya sees the surroundings: complete destruction, the remains of a civilization similar to Earth's! In shock, Fujimiya tries to shut down the experiment, but is convinced by his friend Kyouko to keep going. Returning to the tank, Fujimiya witnesses a great light forming at the bottom of the underwater tunnel. The light erupts from the tank, and flows into Fujimiya.
After this, Fujimiya shuns all human contact, although he still has feelings for Kyouko, and develops feelings for a female reporter; however, when she doubts Agul's benefit, Fujimiya shows resentment. Fujimiya becomes a mysterious figure that appears and disappears seemingly at will, first appearing to XIG and Ultraman Gaia saving them from the alien Apatee, while Agul is perceived at first as another force for good, then as a potential menace. Agul at times would help Gaia, but on several occasions they have come into conflict; the first major time, Fujimiya tried to destroy the XIG Air Base, but was stopped by Gamu.
At one point Fujimiya, was gravely wounded, he returned to the facility where he first joined with Agul, and reentered the tank. Apparently this not only revived Fujimiya, but it also increased Agul's power, for a later fight with a monster, which takes on the form of a fake Agul, resulting in Agul quickly overpowering his fake twin.
Several incidents change Fujimiya. He finds himself saving a young girl from being crushed by falling debris when a monster destroys a nearby skyscraper. This puzzles Fujimiya, that he would care so much about a human. Yet, his bitterness increases when his beloved Kyouko is killed by a monster ... even though she tries to control the monster herself in an attempt to stop XIG (presumably she believes in Fujimiya's visions, and wishes to destroy mankind to save the Earth). In a fit of rage, Fujimiya, as Agul, begins to drive his force-filled right fist into the Earth. Apparently it was a summons to various beasts that he had fought before, and to others he knows still exist. Unbeknownst to him, it also summons a giant serpent-like beast, the Zoruim. By this time, though, Fujimiya is nearly drained, thanks to the nightly infusion of energy, plus a knock-down drag-out battle with Gaia. He and Gamu help evacuate a hospital, where Fujimiya sees a young boy's crayon drawing of Gaia and Agul joining hands to save the world.
Zoruim begins to enter our world through a giant vortex in the sky, created by the combination of Agul's and Gaia's energies during their battle. Gamu prepares to change to Gaia to battle the monster. Fujimiya tries to talk him out of it, but Gamu realizes that he cannot; he also makes Fujimiya realize that it was through his actions that the Earth -- not just the humans, but the entire planet -- is threatened with destruction by his own actions. This makes Fujimiya realize that he no longer deserves to be an Ultraman, and surrenders the blue Agul-force within his Agulator to Gamu, who takes it inside the Esplender along with the red Gaia-force. Fujimiya walks away, apparently consumed by a fireball shot to Earth by Zoruim, and was presumed dead.
Return and Battle Alongside Gaia
In episode 41, Fujimiya reappears very much alive. He still tries to fight what he perceives as "the good fight" against humanity and the Root of Destruction. He no longer has the power of Ultraman, though, to help him, and realizing he was powerless to stop the Root of Destruction, he sank into depression; finally, he stumbled into the ocean, only to be rescued by the nearby Gamu. Later, after he regained his health, Fujimiya witnessed a giant robot Σ-Zuigul capturing Gamu as he tried to transform into Gaia. Fujimiya still believed humanity would be responsible for the great calamity predicted by Crisis, but he also knew Gamu/Gaia was the Earth's last hope. Fujimiya called out to the Earth ... and it responded, freezing time, as it did when Gamu called out to Gaia. A great wave crashed over Fujimiya, and as the waters began to glow with blue light, the ocean parted to reveal a revived Ultraman Agul V2. With his power restored, Agul used his Agul Saber energy sword to free Gamu from the robot's clutches, and destroyed the robot with his new Photon Screw attack.
Later, Fujimiya discovers that the prediction that humanity was the cause of the Root Destruction was actually placed into the computer by the great Entity of Root Destruction itself, as two more monsters arrive on Earth through a wormhole created by GUARD. Their plan was that GUARD would send a pre-emptive strike missile through the wormhole to the planet on the other end, in the hopes of destroying the Entity. The plan failed, but the wormhole allowed the Entity to send two monsters to Earth. Agul and Gaia finally team up and, together, defeat the monsters. The rivalry has ended, and the Ultra-team had begun.
Final Battle Against the Roots of Destruction
The series ends with Gaia and Agul fighting a giant swarm of creatures that completely covered the Earth. All transmissions, except for television broadcasts, were blocked. The creatures combined 3 giant monsters, battling Gaia and Agul almost to exhaustion. Suddenly a gigantic "angel" appears from the wormhole, destroys the great beasts, and recharged Agul and Gaia. This "angel", significantly larger than Agul and Gaia, was Zogu, the most powerful agent of the Root of Destruction. She wasted no time in defeating the two Ultraman. Their Color Timers gone dark, the two collapse in a pile, their eyes even going dark. The angel then extracts the essences of Gaia and Agul into herself, causing the giant Ultramen to shrink down to Fujimiya and Gamu. (While XIG had become aware of their secrets a few episodes previously, now the whole world knows.) The two are not dead, though, and are rescued by their friends. Meanwhile, various other Earth monsters appear, trying to fight off the alien invasion, to no avail. Catherine Bach, one of the prettier members of the Alchemy Stars (who also has a "thing" for Gamu), realizes that the Earth monsters have power that could be made useful. Using specially-equipped XIG fighters, the Stars draw off blasts from the monsters (who seem to have some idea what's going on) and transmit the energy to the spot where Gamu and Fujimiya stand. The light re-energizes them, allowing them to become Ultramen one more time. After vaporizing all the critters covering the Earth, they attack the angel with full force, stunning her. She transforms into a horrible monster, and charges the Ultramen. Realizing that their combined energy had summoned Zoruim in the first place, the two fire their beams at a spot between them, creating a mega-beam that shreds Zogu. With the Root of Destruction finally considering Earth safe, Gamu & Fujimiya go off on well-earned rests.
Ultraman Gaia: Once Again Gaia
In 2001, a 45-minute OVA was released, entitled Ultraman Gaia: Once Again Gaia, and follows the lives of Gamu and Fujimiya after the events of the original series. In this story, the entire world now knows that Gamu was Ultraman Gaia and Fujimiya was Ultraman Agul. Gamu has resumed his studies at university, while Fujimiya wanders the Earth looking for ways to protect Earth's monsters.
Gamu is reunited with his friends who try to set him up with a girl who is really an Ultra 'groupie.' Fujimiya is framed by a TV report as being the cause of a nuclear disaster, when in truth he was using his cybernetic monster control system to get a monster away from an advancing tank platoon. One of the tanks gets in a lucky shot and causes the monster to detonate, resulting in a nuclear blast. Somehow Fujimiya survived, but sustains serious injuries. In agony he loses the Agulator into the waters again. Meeting a mysterious girl who seemingly is afraid of an impending disaster, seen through Fujimiya's visions of darkened skies cloaked with swarms of buzzing, flying creatures similar yet different from those that appeared in the last battle, visions that eventually come true, casting the earth into danger once more. Cornered by government agents by the sea, Fujimiya witnesses his Agulator rise from the depths of the ocean and his newfound friend transform into a nimbus of glittering light that restores the Agul power in it; The girl belongs to a pacifist race of undersea creatures made of light unknown to mankind yet have coexisted in secrecy for millions of years. Empowered once more, the agents leave the Agulator with Fujimiya, and as fighter jets engage the onslaught of monsters, Fujimiya transforms, and is the first Ultraman to be resurrected to save the Earth from the new dangers, engaging a new monster and later reuniting with Gaia, whose investigation in the sea with XIG's team Seagull also brings him into encounters with the undersea race help resurrecting Ultraman Gaia's Power.
Prior to Ultraman Ginga, Ultraman Agul participated in the Dark Spark War but this time he fought not only alongside with Ultraman Gaia, but with the other Ultras that came from other universes and their allies against evil. While in the midst of the battle, Dark Lugiel the mastermind behind this war turn every Ultras alongside their allies, monsters and aliens into Spark Dolls just as the war was about to end, an unknown warrior appeared and faced Dark Lugiel. But, like the others he was also turned into a Spark Doll but he was kept within his Spark Device and fell alongside the other Spark Dolls. It is unknown whether Agul fell to Earth or was kept by Dark Lugiel in his collection.
After Ginga defeated Dark Lugiel, Agul returns to his original form along with Gaia and the rest of the spark dolls as they return to their own universe.
Ultraman Orb THE ORIGIN SAGA
- Home World: Planet Earth (Guardians of the Earth Universe Timeline)
- Height Micro ~ 52 m
- Weight: 45,000 ~ 47,000 t (when at micro and life-size is unknown)
- Activity Time: Agul's Life Gauge starts flashing when he has sustained heavy damage.
- Bright Spot (ブライトスポット Buraito Supotto): The gem on Agul's forehead, exist for the simple purpose of gathering Light Energy or Mana from the Sea, is also used for the Photon Crusher.
- Agul Eye (アグルアイ Aguru Ai): The blue Ultra's eyes can detect the presence of hidden enemies, those that are invisible or those hiding behind objects. They can also see vast distances.
- Life Gauge (ライフゲージ Raifu Gēji): The correct term for Agul's Color Timer, he has no limit to how long he can be active.
- Agul Breaster (アグルブレスター Aguru Buresutā): The gold and black markings next to Agul's Life Gauge, they are the sturdiest parts of the Ultra's anatomy and can withstand almost anything.
- Agul Body (アグルボディー Aguru Bodī): Agul's body can withstand low temperatures and survive in space or underwater, it is also resistant to fire, beams, and electricity. Not as vulnerable as Gaia's, and its strength also exceeds Gaia's own.
- Arms: Used for almost all of Agul's ray techniques, with the exception of the Photon Crusher.
- Feet: Generates an anti-gravitational energy that enables flight. Like Gaia, the energy discharge causes small eruptions when landing. Agul V2 also more faster than Gaia V2 and SV.
To transform, Fujimiya uses the transformation item Agulater, a device which he built himself in order to harbor the Blue Light's energy.
- Flight Speed: Mach 19
- Running Speed: Mach 6
- Underwater Speed: Mach 2.2
- Ground Latent Speed: Mach 2.5
- Jumping Distance: 1,300 m
- Grip Strength: 60,000 t
- Photon Crusher (フォトンクラッシャー Foton Kurasshā): A blast of energy that sprouts from the Bright Spot on his head. Similar to Ultraman Gaia's Photon Edge. This attack is usually used to finish off monsters.
- Liquidator (リキデイター Rikideitā): A ball of energy. Not as powerful as the Photon Crusher against some enemies such as Algyuros (Episode 16) or Meemos (Episode 27), but deadly to other kinds of monsters. Ultraman Agul can fire several Liquidators in rapid succession to overwhelm enemies.
- Agul Shot (アグルショット Aguru Shotto): This move is done in a similar fashion as the Liquidator. Agul cups his hands at the side of his body and charges an energy ball up. He then throws this energy ball forward. Strikes with amazing force.
- Agul Slash (アグルスラッシュ Aguru Surasshu): Agul can shoot tiny, but sharp bursts of energy from his hands.
- Awakening Impact: A charged fist, pounded into the ground and releasing energy, used to awaken sleeping monsters.
- Spinning Crusher: Agul flies with both hands clapped together out front, Agul's body acts as a drill.
- Agul Blade (アグルブレード Aguru Burēdo): A blue-white energy sword that gives Agul melee combat ability. Contrary to it being made of energy, it displays properties of solid matter.
- Anti-Matter Blast: Agul can fire a beam of anti-matter from his chest, turning the target into anti-matter. To get hit with this beam again would reverse the affect.
- Dimensional Closer: A white beam from his hand used to close Antimatter's shield.
- High Speed Movement Ability: First used against Psycho Mezard, Agul can move quickly, suddenly appearing behind his opponent.
- Size Change: Agul is able to change into both human and gigantic size.
- Flight Speed: Mach 23
- Running Speed: Mach 7.4
- Underwater Speed: Mach 1.5
- Ground Latent Speed: Mach 1.8
- Jumping Distance: 1,300 m
- Grip Strength: 90,000 t
- Photon Crusher (フォトンクラッシャー Foton Kurasshā): A blast of energy that sprouts from the Bright Spot on his head.
- Liquidator (リキデイター Rikideitā): A ball of energy. Ultraman Agul can fire several Liquidators in rapid succession to overwhelm enemies.
- Agul Shot (アグルショット Aguru Shotto): This move is done in a similar fashion as the Liquidator. Agul cups his hands at the side of his body and charges an energy ball up. He then throws this energy ball forward.
- Photon Screw (フォトンスクリュー Foton Sukuryū): A very powerful energy attack Agul gains in his V2 form. The Photon Screw is a missile/ball of energy that has far greater destructive power than the Liquidator.
- Agul Stream (アグルストリーム Aguru Sutorīmu): Agul V2's energy attack, fired in the L-style or a unique I-style. Often combined with Gaia Supreme's Photon Stream to create a super-powerful energy blast that ensures the complete destruction of very powerful foes such as Super C.O.V., Super Pazuzu, and Zogu. It is Agul's strongest attack.
- Agul Slash (アグルスラッシュ Aguru Surasshu): Agul can shoot tiny, but sharp bursts of energy from his hands.
- Hand Beam: Agul fires a continuous stream of energy from his hands.
- Specium Ray: Ultraman Agul can fire a blue version of the Specium Ray.
- Agul (V2) Kick (アグル（V2）キック Aguru (V2) Kikku): Agul can charge his left foot with energy while doing a kick in midair. Just as powerful as Ultraman Gaia Supreme Version's Supreme Kick.
- Agul Saber (アグルセイバー Aguru Seibā): A blue-white energy sword that gives Agul melee combat ability. It is essentially the same technique as his Agul Blade from V1, but upgraded.
- Agul Counter-Saber: Agul can use Agul Saber to generate energy within it and blast it to the opponent. Only seen in the game Ultraman Fighting Evolution Rebirth.
- Anti-Matter Blast: Agul can fire a beam of anti-matter from his hands, turning the target into anti-matter. To get hit with this beam again would reverse the affect.
- Photon Discharge (フォトン・ディスチャージ Foton Disuchāji): A full body emission of energy used to rid himself of pests.
- Ultra Barrier (ウルトラバリヤー Urutora Bariyā): When needed, Ultraman Agul can create an energy shield that can block powerful attacks. He can even throw this shield so it blocks attacks and also pushes them back.
- Flying Attack Tactics (フライングアタック戦法 Furaingu Atakku Senpō): Gaia Supreme kicks the opponent in the manner of a monkey flip and Agul V2 body hit the opponent.
- Double Guard Tactics (ダブルガード戦法 Daburu Gādo Senpō): Both Gaia Supreme and Agul V2 use their Ultra Barrier at the same time to prevent enemies’ attacks.
- Double Barrier (ダブルバリヤー Daburu Bariyā): Gaia and Agul use their barriers together to form a more powerful barrier.
- Double Swing (ダブルスイング Daburu Suingu): Both Gaia Supreme and Agul V2 grab enemies' tail, swing them and throw the enemy. Used on Super C.O.V. and Super Pazuzu.
- Double Attack (ダブルアタック Daburu Atakku): Gaia and Agul fly at high speeds, fast enough to burst through Zogu's neck.
- Double Kick: Gaia and Agul use their flying kick attacks at the same time.
- Stream Crusher (ストリーム・クラッシャー Sutorīmu Kurasshā): Gaia and Agul unleash their Quantum Stream and Agul Stream, respectively at their enemies.
- Double Photon Burst (ダブルフォトンバースト Daburu Foton Bāsuto): Gaia and Agul unleash their Photon Edge and Photon Crusher, respectively. Both beams collide with each other, creating a more powerful beam.
- Double Slash Buster (ダブルスラッシュバスター Daburu Surasshu Basutā): Gaia and Agul shoot their Gaia Slash and Agul Slash at their opponent at the same time.Used on Zogu.
- Photon Square (フォトンスクエア Foton Sukuea): Gaia Supreme and Agul unleash their Photon Stream and Photon Screw at the opponent. Used on Super Gakuzom.
- Burst Stream (バーストストリーム Bāsuto Sutorīmu): Gaia unleashes the Photon Stream while Agul fires the Agul Stream. The energy rays collide and produce a far more powerful attack.
- Stream Explosion (ストリーム・エクスプロージョン Sutorīmu Ekusupurōjon): Gaia Supreme and Agul unleash their Photon Stream and Agul Stream, respectively at different heights, creating an enormous beam that even defeated Zogu.
- Beam Barrage: Gaia and Agul fire all their beam attacks at the enemy, rapidly and successively.
- Combination Barrier: A combination barrier with Gaia, Cosmos, Orb and Dyna.
- Combination Ray: A combination ray with Gaia, Cosmos, Dyna and Orb.
New Century Ultraman Legend
Ultraman Agul returns alongside Ultraman Gaia after Fumijiya and Gamu transform at the end of this Ultraman Retsuden episode.
- Designer: Hiroshi Maruyama.
- Agul is the first Ultra to be completely blue with no red features on his body. The other Ultra that have blue with no red features are Cosmos, Hikari and Blu. All other blue Ultras are form changes.
- Agul usually appeared with his arms crossing in front of his chest after the transformation scene.
- Agul was simply called Blue Giant or Blue Ultraman until the 16th episode gave him the officially named Agul. The name first came out from the romaji "AGUL" displayed on the console screen of the personal computer. The word itself is a coined word, "agressive (= aggressive)" "agreement (= consent, agreement, contract, agreement)" "evil" is multiplied.
- As shown when he is stabbed by Zebub, Agul's "blood" seems to be a sort of glowing water. Whether or not the same logic applies to Gaia is unknown but likely.
- Agul's mouth's design imitates the B Type of Ultraseven's.
- In the movie New Century Ultraman Legend, Gaia's and Agul's grunts were reused from Ultraman Zearth's grunts.
- Agul only has two forms, V1 and V2, which makes him the only Ultra from the first phase of the Heisei period with less than three forms.
- Agul and Gaia are perhaps the most unique of Ultras in the entire series. The two are not aliens to the Earth and instead of running on sunlight or having the three minute rule, they are powered by the Light Energies of the sea and Earth (some call it "mana") and seem to be metaphysical in nature. Their lack of a time limit is not seen again until Nexus.
- Agul's Liquidator's sound effect was reused from Ultraman Tiga's Delacium Light Stream.
- In Spanish, Agul is also called "Azul," which means blue. This is referring to the color of the ocean where Agul's power stems from, and his color.
- Agul's name may also have come from a Malay word "agung" which means arrogant, proud, majestic which is a rather accurate description of Agul's human host's personality.
- "Agul" is also a Sundanese (Indonesian regional language) word which also means arrogant, it can also mean blade.
- In the Heisei era, Ultraman Agul is the third Ultra that has a forward pointed crest, instead of a conventional crest like Ultraman Gaia.
- Agul is unique among all Ultras in that he is the only one to possess an "I" style beam, fired from his vertical arm without a horizontal arm involved. All other Ultras with vertical arm beams fire them in a "+" style or "L" style, with the other arm touching in a horizontal position.
- In the original planning, Agul was meant to disappear but his and Fujimiya's eventual return was decided after finding the character's increasing popularity.