Biography
Warning: To editors: Do not confuse Noa with Ultraman the Next or Ultraman Nexus. For the former two's subsequent appearances, please edit in their respective pages.


Ultraman Noa (ウルトラマンノア Urutoraman Noa) is an Ultraman from another reality. He 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.

Subtitles:

  • Ultimate Final Style (ウルティメイト・ファイナル・スタイル Urutimeito Fainaru Sutairu)
  • Legendary Superman (伝説の超人 Densetsu no Chōjin)

Conception

Creation

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.

Etymology

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.

Design

Noa's suit during a Live show

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.

History

Battle of Dream NOA

Ultraman Noa was a being of light who came from a distant galaxy. He is theorized to have been born from a supernova and protected peace across the universe since ancient times.

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 Deunamists 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

Main article: Ultraman the Next

Ultraman Noa arrived on Earth in AD 2004. Having pursued the Space Beast Beast the One across space, Noa entered the Earth's atmosphere, where he was detected in Japanese airspace as a large unidentified object flying at high speed. In his spherical, glowing form, Noa accidentally collided with an F-15J Eagle fighter jet dispatched to identify the UFO, killing the pilot Shunichi Maki. However, Noa merged with Maki, saving his life, and thus the first Deunamist was born. During a series of events, during which Maki is arrested by the Japanese Self Defense Force's anti-bioterrorist agency and used as bait to lure the first Space Beast code-named "The One", Maki would painfully experience a series of mental flashes whenever he sensed The One, before ultimately transforming into a 10-meter-tall form of Noa later codenamed "The Next". After destroying The One, Noa separated from Maki but granted him a new life force for himself so that he could spend time with his ailing son.

Ultraman Nexus

Main article: Ultraman Nexus (character)

After four years of slumbering, The Next evolved into Ultraman Nexus and resumes his mission to fight against Space Beasts. He bonded with various Deunamists, including former cameraman Jun Himeya, Prometheus project child Ren Senjyu and finally TLT sub-captain Nagi Saijyo.

Noa as seen in the final episode of Ultraman Nexus

As the light chooses Nagi, Mitsuhiko Ishibori revealed himself as Unknown Hand, the traitor that was foreshadowed by Mephisto who proceeded to attack his own comrades while making his way to Lethe, leaving his creators weakened. After provoking Nagi as her parents’ murderer, she transformed into Nexus but was quickly captured by Lethe, harvesting Nexus' energies and Ishibori absorbed it to restore his true form. As Dark Zagi, he rampaged on Japan and signals simultaneous beast attacks around the world. Komon jumped into the darkness and saved both Nagi and Nexus, in the process of inheriting the Ultra's light. Arriving in the city, Komon used his newfound power to fight against Zagi, with the spectators regained their memories of Ultraman after 5 years cheering the giant once more. His memories of his predecessors allowed him to use all of Nexus' forms as soon as possible and eventually helped to regain his lost form, Noa. The silver giant defeated Zagi once their finishers clashed, therefore liberating Earth from the dark ruler. Though Space Beasts continued to appear, the Night Raiders were still there to face the threat with Noa and Komon. Bond - Nexus -

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

Ultraman Noa with Zero

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 Zero The Movie: Super Deciding Fight! The Belial Galactic Empire

Ultraman Ginga

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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!

Although only appearing as Nexus, the official website reveals that Noa had fought against Etelgar but the exhaustion from their battle forced him to devolve into Nexus. This lead to his imprisonment before finally escaping with the help of UPG. Ultraman Ginga S The Movie: Showdown! The 10 Ultra Warriors!

Profile

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Stats

  • 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

Body Features

  • 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, the manner by which he is able to traverse the multiverse. At least three of his techniques require them, Noa Thunderbolt, Noa Dimension and Noa the Final.
  • 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.

Deunamist

The Deunamists (適能者デュナミスト Dyunamisuto Kanji notation "chosen people") are beings who can bond with the light to become Ultraman Noa or any of his lesser forms. The source of this ability is never truly explained, but it implied to have to do with their mindset. As those chosen are often those with a desire to protect or fight Space Beasts no matter the cost to themselves. This bonding provided the giant additional strength, evidenced by his constant evolutions in the series. As mentioned by Sera, there were multiple Deunamists in the past during Noa's time in M80 (Visitor's home galaxy) while ancient drawings suggested that he had been fighting as Nexus.

  • Kazuki Komon: The fifth Deunamist. In that final battle, he accessed all three forms of Nexus and ascended to Nexus' true form, Noa.
  • Nagi Saijyo: The fourth Deunamist, who held the power for the shortest amount of time in the series. In Dreams, she becomes a co-Deunamist of Noa alongside Komon to fight against Lucifer.

Abilities

  • Evolution/Adaptation: The standard ability of Noa and his lesser forms is to evolve based on the Deunamists 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.

Techniques

Special

  • Lightning Noa (ライトニングノア Raitoningu Noa): 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. Alternatively, it is called Lightning Supreme Ray (稲妻超絶光線 Inazuma Chōzetsu Kōsen).
  • Noa Inferno (ノアインフェルノ Noa Inferuno): Noa launches one-trillion degree flames from his fist with a punch.
  • Noa The Final (ノアザファイナル Noa Za Fainaru): A great surge of energy, using much of his power, was used to seal a dimension rift in exchange for all his energy resulting in his lesser forms, Next and Nexus.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Physical

  • Noa Punch: Noa can deliver a powerful punch towards his foes.
  • Noa Elbow (ノアエルボー Noa Erubō): A quick elbow blow used to deflect Zagi's kick.
  • 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.

Unused

  • 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: Electricity discharged from both sides of the Noa Aegis when they cross it produces intense blasts of thunder and lightning.
  • Galaxy Noa: Noa manipulates meteorites in the asteroid belt using a special wave.
  • Noa Mirage: Noa creates his own illusion to trick his opponent.
  • Shining Noa: Noa destroys his opponent using the light emitted from his body.
  • Noa Blizzard: Noa seals the enemy away in a wall of ice at absolute zero.
  • Noa Reflection: A barrier that reflects energy attacks.
  • Noa Sight: A special beam from his eyes that reveals invisible targets.

Other Media

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.

Merchandise

Trivia

  • Ultraman Noa is the oldest known Ultraman in the entire multiverse, being over 350,000 years of age.
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