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"My name is Fuma. I arrive with the wind of the galaxy!"

―Fuma's introduction, Requiem of the Wolves

Ultraman Fuma (ウルトラマンフーマ風真 Urutoraman Fūma) is one of the three Ultra Warriors in Ultraman Taiga. He debuts along with Ultraman Taiga and Ultraman Titas as the first Ultra Warriors in the Reiwa era. Ultraman Fuma is from Planet O-50, the planet where Ultraman Orb, Rosso and Blu acquired the power to become a Warrior of Light. He has quick reflexes and various techniques that make him strong in battles that require speed. He has a rough personality, but also a strong sense of duty.[1]

Conception

Etymology

Fuma's name is most likely derived off of the real life ninja(s) known as Fūma Kotarō, which fits Ultraman Fuma's ninja theme. Additionally, fitting of his title, his name written in kanji is "風真", the first character of which translates to "wind".

Personality

Fuma is the most playful of the Tri-Squad, as he can be seen goading his enemies to attack him only to outrun them with his speed. Much like Taiga, he also gets enraged when he sees Tregear and will not hesitate to attack him, much to his comrades' dismay. He is also prone to arguing with Taiga, and they seem to have a friendly rivalry. Fuma believes people should be able to say what's on their mind, which is why he yells out the names of his attacks. He can also be manipulative, as shown by the fact that he previously made a living by robbing people who were searching for the Warrior's Peak.

Fuma has the tendency to refer to others as "bro" (兄ちゃん Nii-chan), whether they are friend or enemy.

History

Past

Becoming an Ultraman

Fuma was born to someone who tried to climb the Warrior's Peak, but gave up halfway. For that, he was called a "loser's son" throughout his entire life. However, his father told him that "All living beings are like containers. If you shove too many things into them, they will break. It is a talent to be able to see how much one can contain". Fuma interpreted this as "people who have no talents should just give up".

A long time ago, Fuma met a monstrous four-armed fish-like alien named Gerg, who approached him to ask for directions to the Warrior's Peak. Fuma brought him along, but explained that most people don't make it to the Warrior's Peak due to them killing each other, despite supposedly having the noble intention of becoming a giant of light to fight for peace. Just at the bottom of the mountain, Fuma tricked Gerg into giving him money to "buy climbing gear", but he simply made his way down along with the money, knowing that at some point Gerg would realize that he was being scammed. A group of bandits stopped him in his tracks, but Gerg went to his defense without Fuma knowing, standing up for him when they called him a "loser's son". Gerg then grew to giant size, scaring off the bandits by throwing a shuriken made of energy from his hands. Gerg shrunk back down and encouraged Fuma, saying that he can become more than just a "loser's son". A Loser's Son - Part 1

Inspired by Gerg, Fuma decided to learn from him, and adopted his ninja techniques, as well making as his "peace sign" gesture for the first time. The pair noticed that for previous warriors to have gained the power of light, they all had to have had something in common, which was their accumulated good deeds. They set up a place in the city where they would do jobs for people, hoping that it would be sufficient for them to be chosen by the Ring of Light. After a while, Gerg decided to climb the peak on his own, but never came back. Eventually, the Interstellar Alliance hired Fuma to track down a monster that was killing hikers. They informed him that the son of the Interstellar Alliance's highest ranking officer was one of the people who came in contact with the monster, and ran away as soon as he saw it. A Loser's Son - Part 2

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Having a bad feeling, Fuma found his target, Gerg. Gerg took off his protective gear and they began to fight each other, and Fuma finally understood his father's words, thinking to himself that people can find other ways to live. Suddenly, the Interstellar Alliance officers attacked them both to get rid of them, and Fuma was fatally struck, but he was saved by Gerg, who grew into a giant once more. Believing that the Ring of Light would save his life if he were chosen, Gerg brought the dying Fuma up the Warrior's Peak, telling the Ring of Light of Fuma's good nature and accomplishments. Fuma told Gerg he didn't care if they obtained the power, and that they should feel lucky to have lived their own lives. Just then, another blast was fired by an Interstellar Alliance ship. Fuma survived, having been turned into an Ultraman. He stood there alone, thinking about Gerg, who wanted to prove that even a monster can obtain the power of light. Believing his humanoid form to be an unfair reason for him to be chosen over Gerg, Fuma abandoned his previous form and remained as an Ultra for his life. A Loser's Son - Part 3

Wind and Flowers

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The Ring of Light had Fuma perform various deeds as an Ultraman. In his travels, he had seen golden birds with blue eyes, fought against gigantic insects, helped white-haired lovers travel across space, and seen amusement park spaceships. After defeating a monster on one of his travels, he met a plant-like alien girl named Ilia, who was supposedly ill, and had never left the house. However, she had a dream of going into space based on the stories that people would tell her. One day, Fuma secretly brought her on a trip to another planet, implied to be Planet Juran. Wind and Flowers - Part 1 Much to their horror, the small animals around Ilia suddenly died of poisoning. When they returned, they learned the terrible truth from Ilia's father Balt. He told them that their species' natural scents turn into poisonous gas outside their home world's atmosphere. Feeling guilty for what he had done, Fuma left the planet.

A long time passes and Fuma stops counting the number of missions he has completed. By some chance, somewhere in the universe, he found a picture book titled "the Champion of Wind", telling the tale of a blue hero who was as fast as the wind. The book also depicted many things that Fuma talked to Ilia about, and his heart was touched, even though he was unsure whether or not Ilia was the author. From then on, he decided to call himself the Champion of Wind, hoping that Ilia would hear of it one day. Wind and Flowers - Part 2

Other Events

Fuma met Taiga and Titas when they arrived at Planet O-50 to defend the Warrior’s Peak from aliens who wanted to destroy it. Thus, the Tri-Squad was formed. At some time, they went to Planet Dino to fight against a robot army, and were almost sucked into a black hole. The Return of Titas

Once, the Tri-Squad visited the Remote Planet Rashuwa (辺境の惑星ラシュワ Henkyō no Wakusei Rashuwa) after fighting a few monsters together. Seeing the winter-like scenery the planet, along with the people living in peace, Taiga proposed that the Tri-Squad should help them celebrate Christmas, which he learned about from his father. Taiga and Titas took on human forms, but Fuma refused to join in because of his beliefs, stating that he had given up his human form for a reason. Taiga and Titas make presents and were about to deliver them, but were attacked by a hornworm-like kaiju that emerged from the ground in their imago form. They were hesitant to transform and fight as the presents were likely to be destroyed, but they saved by Fuma. Two more of the kaiju appeared, and they had no choice but to transform and fight. After the battle was over, they were surprised to see a bright light shining upon them, with a real 'Santa Claus' appearing. By the time they were leaving the planet, the three of them saw lights on the surface forming a giant Christmas tree. The Miracle of Christmas Night

Pre-Ultraman Taiga

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The Tri-Squad attacks Tregear

Twelve years ago, Taiga and his team, the Tri-Squad, attempted to fight Ultraman Tregear after the other New Generation Ultras had been defeated. As a gift, the New Generation Ultras gave their light to the Tri-Squad, with Fuma receiving the lights of Ultraman Ginga and Ultraman Victory. Taiga, Titas and Fuma ignored Taro's warning not to fight Tregear and attacked him. Despite being able to strike him a few times, their combined strength was not even close to enough to defeat their opponent. Titas and Fuma were reduced to particles, which enraged Taiga. He charged ahead, but soon shared the fate of his comrades. Buddy Go!

Ultraman Taiga

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Fuma's first appearance on Earth

Fuma's light was bound to a crystal in a pendant, that had been traded around many times and somehow ended up in the possession of the Villain Guild, but was stolen by Volk. When the Deavorick (MB) was released, the building it was stored in collapsed in an explosion, injuring Volk, who decided to show the pendant over Homare Soya. Fuma's voice unexpectedly speaks to Taiga, and his light flies over to Hiroyuki Kudo, finally reuniting the Tri-Squad. Fuma defeated Deavorick easily but just as he was about to fly away, Tregear showed up to meddle with him, but he eventually left as well. Requiem of the Wolves

The Tri-Squad continues to protect the Earth along with Hiroyuki and EGIS.

As a side effect of Taiga using the Kaiju Rings, his soul starts to get flooded with darkness. As a result, some of it is carried over to Hiroyuki, who had been having sudden, violent outbursts. Titas and Fuma notice that Taiga had been getting far more aggressive in his battles. This was actually part of Tregear's plan to turn Taiga to the dark side. The Power to Protect and the Power to Fight Just after Taiga had fought against Skull Gomora, Tregear took the chance to release the darkness within Taiga, shutting out Hiroyuki, Titas and Fuma in the process. I Can't Hear Your Voice Kirisaki knocks Hiroyuki out using psychic powers. Hiroyuki sees Taiga in the darkness and tries to get him to snap out of it, but Tregear appears and guides him further down the path of darkness, leading him to banish Hiroyuki from inside him.

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Hiroyuki, Titas and Fuma save Taiga from the darkness

The EGIS members synchronize their brainwaves using devices to reach out to Hiroyuki, who, with the encouragement from his friends, dispels the darkness within himself, while somehow creating the Tri-Squad-let. With Titas and Fuma, they make an attempt to rescue Taiga. Hiroyuki dives into Taiga's Color Timer and clears the darkness inside him. With the Tri-Squad now reunited, Taiga gains a new form, Tri-Strium. With this new power, he defeats Tregear for the first time. We Are One

Fuma continued to support the Tri-Squad and EGIS throughout their continuous battles against monster and alien forces. Following Woola's destruction, the Tri-Squad take turns in fighting Tregear as Hiroyuki activated the Quattro Squad Blaster, simultaneously having all members combine their attacks into Tregear and seemingly defeating him when the fallen Ultra rejects a chance of redemption. I'm Pirika Buddy, Steady, Go!

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Stats

  • Height: 48 m
  • Weight: 25,000 t
  • Age: 5,000 years old
  • Home World: Planet O-50
  • Maximum Flight Speed: Mach 15
  • Maximum Running Speed: Mach 6
  • Maximum Underwater Speed: 200 knots
  • Maximum Underground Speed: Mach 3
  • Maximum Jumping Power: 900 m
  • Arm Strength: 40,000 t
  • Grip Strength: 28,000 t

Body Features

  • Ultra Armor: Like other Ultras, Fuma's skin is resistant to things such as explosions, lasers and fire.
  • Forehead Crystal: Fuma has a crystal on his forehead.
  • Protectors: Fuma has armor across his chest for protection.
  • Color Timer:
  • Taiga Spark (タイガスパーク Taiga Supāku): Like Taiga and Titas, Fuma wears the Taiga Spark on his right arm.

Transformation

"Champion of Wind, Fuma!"

―Pre-transformation call
Hiroyuki slides down the Taiga Spark's Ignition Lever to activate it, takes the Fuma Key Holder and scans it, then raises his hand while shouting his transformation call.

Abilities

  • Travel Sphere: Like other Ultras, Fuma can turn into a ball of light energy to travel long distances.
  • Acceleration: Fuma can accelerate so that his movements appear to be blurs.
    • God Speed Afterimage (神速残像 Shinsoku Zanzou): Fuma is capable of creating afterimages.
  • Holographic Projection: Fuma can create a projection of himself.
  • Phantom Smoke Art (幻煙の術 Gen'en no Jutsu) : Fuma can teleport away in a puff of smoke.
  • Roaring Wave (轟波動 Gō Hadō): A gust of wind that Fuma blasts from his fingers, used to propel himself in the opposite direction.
  • Storming Tornado (嵐風竜巻 Ranpū Tatsumaki): Fuma surrounds himself in a tornado. He can use it to rush at the opponent to trick them into slicing it, only to attack them from somewhere else.
    • Barrier: Fuma spins very quickly and forms a tornado around himself, which can protect him from attacks. As a side effect, dust and dirt are thrown at the opponent, disorienting them momentarily.

Techniques

Special

  • Light Wave Shuriken (光波手裏剣 Kō Ha Shuriken): Fuma unleashes multiple energy shurikens.
    • Light Wave Shuriken: Slashing Wave Type (光波手裏剣・斬波の型 Kō Ha Shuriken Zanba no Kata): Fuma can rapidly launch energy arrows from his hands. These can come in several shapes and sizes, including darts, twin arrows from both hands, an X-shaped one, and even a large arrow fired similarly to the Ultra Guillotine.
  • Polar Star Light Wave Shuriken (極星光波手裏剣 Kyoku Sei Kō Ha Shuriken): Fuma's finisher attack, where he fires a giant energy shuriken. This attack can also act like a shield to protect bystanders and split into more shuriken.
    • Seven Stars Light Wave Shuriken (七星光波手裏剣 Shichi Sei Kō Ha Shuriken): After scanning the Ginga-let, Fuma's Polar Star Light Wave Shuriken is enhanced in seven-colored energy.
    • Sharp Star Light Wave Shuriken (鋭星光波手裏剣 Ei Sei Kō Ha Shuriken): After scanning the Victory-let, Fuma fires a V-shaped arrowhead, capable of slicing an opponent in two. As used against Alien Babarue, it can also be used for a melee attack.
  • Slash Sword (光波剣スラッシュ大蛇ソード Surasshu Sōdo lit. Light Wave Sword Great Snake)[2]: Fuma conjures a flexible whip-sword made of energy, which can contract into a more solid form by having all the segments come together.
  • Ultra Sonar (超波動探知ウルトラソナー Urutora Sonā lit. Ultra Wave Detection): Fuma can use sonar waves to detect enemies, even if they are invisible.

Physical

  • Cyclone Kick (疾風蹴撃 Shippū Shūgeki): A fast, rotating kick attack.
    • Cyclone Light Wave Leg (疾風光波脚 Shippu Kō Ha Kyaku Unused): A kick attack that unleashes an energy wave at the point of impact.
    • Strike Smash (烈蹴撃ストライクスマッシュ Sutoraiku Sumasshu lit. Fierce Kick Attack): A rotating kick charged from the Taiga Spark. This attack was the winning entry in Ultraman Festival 2019's move creation contest, and was used during the stage show event before making its way into the TV series.
  • Raging Fire Kick (烈火蹴撃 Rekka Shūgeki Unused): An extremely fast straight kick.
  • Thunderclap Kick (迅雷蹴撃 Jinrai Shūgeki): A powerful flying kick attack.
  • Vertical Dropping Bullet Fist (垂直落下式弾丸拳 Suichoku Rakka-shiki Dangan Ken): Fuma can fly towards an enemy to attack them. This also somehow makes him immune to damage.

Trivia

  • The outer ring of Fuma's Color Timer is based on the Color Timers of Ultraman Rosso and Ultraman Blu, which were in turn taken from the R/B Crystals.[3]
  • With Elek and Loto from the The☆Ultraman being debatable, Ultraman Fuma is the first tertiary main Ultra Warrior not to be a villain or to first appear in a movie, Gaiden, or similar special.
  • Fuma is the first Ultra who has most of his techniques' names written only in Kanji. He is also the first to have a name that can be written in Kanji. Along with other O-50 Ultras being associated with Kanji words in their motif (Orbcalibur, R/B Crystals), Masayuki Goto said it was done because "it's cool".[4]
  • Some of the sounds associated with Fuma's appearances include Orb's "dying" sound and the R/B Slugger's slashing sound effects.
  • Fuma finds Grigio cute. Who Is the Leader?
  • Fuma's possession of Ginga and Victory bracelets is ironic, since Taiga is the one who uses the powers of Fuma's predecessors from the same planet. However, this is also attributed to the fact that Fuma's title is the "champion of the wind", which parallels Ginga being the "champion of the galaxy" and Victory's name is used to denote someone winning in a competition.
  • If Fuma had obtained Photon-Earth's power for himself, he would have named his hypothetical finisher Gold Star Light Wave Shuriken (金星光波手裏剣 Kin Sei Kōha Shuriken). On the Next Chance
  • According to scrapped concept art:
    • Fuma had designs where he had no black coloring on him, being all silver and blue. He also had a scar/marking over his left eye.[5]
    • Seven Stars Light Wave Shuriken was supposed to release seven shuriken, one for each color.[6][7]

References

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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 Groob
Reiwa Ultras Ultraman Taiga | Ultraman Titas | Ultraman Fuma | Ultraman Reiga | Ultraman Z
Other Ultras Seven's Superior | Father of Ultra | Mother of Ultra | Ultraman King | Elek | Loto | Amia | People of U40 | Warrior of Light | Yullian | Ultraman Kiyotaka | Ultra Nyan | Ancient Giants of Light | Tiga's companions | Ultraman Boy | Ultraman Pict | Ultraman Nice | Ultra Idemitsujin | Ultraman Robin | Residents of the Land of Light | Ultraman Neko | Ultraman Ribut | Ultraman F | Ultraman Dual | Filis
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