Ultraman Noa (ウルトラマンノア Urutoraman Noa) is an Ultraman from the World of N who pursued his evil counterpart, Dark Zagi, throughout various universes and countless alien worlds, including those of the World of the Land of Light. Noa is the true form of Ultraman the Next/Ultraman Nexus.
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究極最終形態Urutimeito Fainaru Sutairu)
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- Main article: Ultra N Project
Ultraman Noa was part of the Ultra N Project, which was meant to reboot the Ultraman Series. He is supposed to represent the concept of "Nostalgia", in that he is the fully evolved "adult" form of Ultraman the Next/Ultraman Nexus, which were represented as "child" or "adolescent" forms respectively.
Ultraman Noa is possibly named after the biblical figure, Noah, that made the Ark. Noa's name can also be seen as a shortening of the word Nostalgia continuing the themes of the names of Ultraman Nexus' forms.
Ultraman Noa was designed as a redesign of the original Ultraman. As with the first and second phases of Heisei Ultras, Ultraman Noa is designed by Hiroshi Maruyama. He is proposed as a break from the conventional design of Ultras, as his Ultra Armor is entirely silver and his Energy Core's purpose is being his equivalent to a Color Timer. The Noa Aegis never appeared on his original design, hence its real-life gimmick of being removable for stage-shows. The suit also has silver plating in addition to the color paint, but because the paint took time to dry, Noa's first photo session had his suit with visible fingerprints and scratches.
The Ultraman Noa suit was made to be flexible for live shows, however, it was only used in the final episode of Ultraman Nexus, and for a very short period of time, as the show was cut from 50 episodes to 37 due to poor ratings. The suit's coloration is silver, however, as seen in the image on the left, in person and images of stage shows, it appears grayish. It could be because:
- There are more suits for the stage shows, having lower quality than the one used in the series.
- Special effects were done so the suit looks shiny and silver during the series and on photoshoots.
- The suit has different coloration depending on the lighting of the room.
Battle of Dream NOA
Ultraman Noa was a being of light who came from a distant galaxy. 20,000 years before Ultraman Nexus, he arrived on M80 of Messier 4 to fight against the Space Beasts that threatened the nebula's inhabitants. He was depicted to have bonded with various Dunamists as their will gave the silver giant the strength to fight. With Noa sending itself to a deep slumber, a race of aliens duplicated the silver giant into their own protector Zagi but their efforts backfired when it went rogue. The alien race detonated their sun in hopes of removing the mistake but this created a dimensional rift to Nebula M78 which Zagi proceeded to go to as Noa followed in pursuit. Ultraman Noa joined forces with the Inter Galactic Defense Force and managed to expel Zagi from the universe. While Zagi lost his body, Noa's power was reduced from the effects of using Noa The Final and devolved into Ultraman the Next.
ULTRAMAN and Ultraman Nexus
Noa's pursuit against the Space Beast Beast the One led to his arrival on Earth in year 2004, merging with the pilot Shunichi Maki to continue his fight as The Next. Noa would later separate himself from Maki before he went to a slumber. Four years later, he evolved into Ultraman Nexus and resumes his mission to fight against Space Beasts. He bonded with various Dunamists, including former cameraman Jun Himeya, Promethean Child Ren Senjyu and finally TLT sub-captain Nagi Saijyo. By the time Nexus was captured as part of Zagi's plan to retain his full strength, he bonded with Kazuki Komon, who proceed to access all available forms of Nexus before he finally regain his true form as Noa to turn the tables and finishing off his twisted doppelganger once and for all. Though Space Beasts continued to appear, the Night Raiders were still there to face the threat with Noa and Komon.
Second Coming - Dreams -
NOTE: This novel was bundled with the release of Ultraman Nexus TV Complete DVD-Box
Three years after Dark Zagi's destruction (2012), Noa having already left Komon with the Space Beast threats are now under the management of the Night Raiders. However, when an unknown man revealed himself to be Dark Lucifer, both Komon and Nagi bonded with Ultraman Noa once more to counter this threat.
Ultraman Zero The Movie: Super Deciding Fight! The Belial Galactic Empire
Noa appears as a statue on the Planet of Mirrors with the Shield of Baradhi, however, when Ultraman Belial attacked the Planet of Mirrors, the statue was destroyed. After Ultraman Zero's energy was depleted, Nao revealed that the Shield of Baradhi is in everyone, after which all the light energy (the Shield) from everyone at the battlefield against Belial's Army, and from the Planet Esmeralda, created a strong light. In a dream-like state, Zero was suddenly revived by the light and was given the Ultimate Aegis by Noa, which he used to defeat Arch Belial. This is the first and only confirmed time where Noa was intricately connected to an artifact of Baradhi.
Ultraman Noa was part of the multiversal conflict known as the Dark Spark War. For unknown reasons, Noa was weakened and was fighting in his Next form. However, the war was interrupted when Dark Lugiel used the Dark Spark to transform all Ultras, Aliens, and Kaiju into Spark Dolls. The location of Noa's Spark Doll is a mystery, even though it is possible Noa was later restored to his original form when Ginga finished off the mastermind himself.
Ultraman Ginga S The Movie: Showdown! The 10 Ultra Warriors!
Noa had fought against Etelgar prior to the movie, but the exhaustion from their battle forced him to devolve into Nexus. This led to his imprisonment in Etelgar's castle ship before finally escaping with the help of UPG.
- Height: 50 m (with the Noa Aegis, 55 m)
- Weight: 55,000 t
- Age: 350,000 years old
- Maximum Flight Speed: Immeasurable
- Maximum Running Speed: Mach 27
- Maximum Underwater Speed: Mach 17
- Maximum Underground Speed: Mach 15
- Maximum Jumping Height: 10,000 m
- Arm Strength: 220,000 t
- Grip Strength: 250,000 t
- Eyes: Noa's eyes can see vast distances, see clearly in the dark, and look through objects and entities.
- Energy Core (エナジーコア Enāji Koa): Noa's equivalent to a Color Timer, it only flashes when Noa's strength is waning and does not change color.
- Noa Aegis (ノアイージス Noa Ījisu): The retractable wings on Noa's back, which allow him to traverse the Multiverse.
- Ultra Armor: Noa's skin is like any other Ultra armor but is much more durable, he bears protector-like armor all over his body.
The Dunamists (
- Kazuki Komon: The fifth Dunamist. In that final battle, he accessed all three forms of Nexus and ascended to Nexus' true form, Noa.
- Nagi Saijyo: The fourth Dunamist, who held the power for the shortest amount of time in the series. In Dreams, she becomes a co-Dunamist of Noa alongside Komon to fight against Lucifer.
- Noa Flying (ノアフライング Noa Furaingu): Noa flies through space at super speed.
- Teleportation (瞬間移動 Shunkan Idō): Noa can teleport himself across the universe.
- Evolution/Adaptation: The standard ability of Noa and his lesser forms is to evolve based on the Dunamists that he bonded with. Aside from their sheer bonds that gave him the strength to fight, Noa in his devolved forms can also adapt to his natural environment. One of his forms, Ultraman Nexus, is a result of his body adapting to Earth environments.
- Bestowing of Power: In a dream-like state conjured by everyone's hope coming together, an apparition of Noa granted Ultraman Zero the Ultimate Aegis.
- Lightning Noa (ライトニングノア Raitoningu Noa)/Lightning Supreme Ray (稲妻超絶光線 Inazuma Chōzetsu Kōsen): Noa's finisher beam, fired with an upright right arm and a left arm resting on the right wrist, powerful enough to push back Zagi's beam and destroy him.
- Noa Inferno (ノアインフェルノ Noa Inferuno): Noa launches one-trillion degree flames from his fist with a punch.
- Dimension Noa (ディメンションノア Dimenshon Noa): Noa has the ability to travel to different universes and galaxies, using the Noa Aegis on his back.
- Noa The Final (ノアザファイナル Noa Za Fainaru): Noa unleashes a great surge of energy to close a dimension rift. However, this power expends all of his energy and causes him to devolve into Ultraman the Next.
- Noa Elbow (ノアエルボー Noa Erubō): A quick elbow blow used to deflect Zagi's kick.
- Noa Punch: Noa can deliver a powerful punch towards his foes.
- Noa Kick (ノアキック Noa Kikku): A kick using waves to induce 'supergravity' and strengthen the blow, used to send Dark Zagi flying across the city.
- Noa Spark (ノアスパーク Noa Supāku): Noa creates blades of light on his arms to increase the damage of his blows.
- Ultimate Noa (ウルティメイトノア Urutimeito Noa): One of Noa's three greatest techniques, what it entails is unknown.
- Gravity Noa (グラビティノア Gurabiti Noa): Noa uses supergravity waves to produce a beam to tear the opponent apart.
- Noa Shoot (ノアシュート Noa Shūto): Energy blasts from Noa's fist.
- Noa Wave (ノアウェーブ Noa Uēbu): An energy wave that reveals the true form of impostors and imitators.
- Noa Slash (ノアスラッシュ Noa Surasshu): A small bolt of energy that can be quickly fired from Noa's hand.
- Noa Thunderbolt (ノアサンダーボルト Noa Sandāboruto): Electrical beams emitted from the Noa Aegis.
- Shining Noa (シャイニングノア Shainingu Noa): Noa unleashes light from his body, destroying opponents around him.
- Noa Blizzard (ノアブリザード Noa Burizādo): Noa freezes the enemy with an absolute zero temperature frost.
- Galaxy Noa: Noa manipulates meteorites in the asteroid belt using a special wave.
- Noa Mirage: Noa creates his own illusion to trick his opponent.
- Noa Reflection: A barrier that reflects energy attacks.
- Noa Sight: A special beam from his eyes that reveals invisible targets.
Ultraman Nexus (video game)
Ultraman Noa is a playable character in Ultraman Nexus for the PlayStation 2. He is unlocked if the player finishes Battle mode with 5 different characters.
- Ultraman Noa is the oldest known Ultraman in the entire multiverse, being over 350,000 years of age.