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"Ultraman Taiga. The Giant of Light that brings peace to the galaxy."

―Mr. Kawazu, "Buddy Go!"
Ultraman Taiga
Post-5112-04
Human Host/Form: Hiroyuki Kudo
Height: 50 m
Weight: 40,000 t
Age: 4,800 years old
Home world: Land of Light
Voice actor(s): Takuma Terashima
Suit actor(s): Hideyoshi Iwata
First Appearance: Ultraman Taiga episode 1 "Buddy Go!"
Last Appearance: TBA
Number of Appearances: TBA
Race: Ultra
Status: Alive
Family: Ultraman Taro (Father)
Father of Ultra (Grandfather)
Mother of Ultra (Grandmother)
Ultraman Ace (Adoptive Uncle)
Ultraseven (First Cousin, Once Removed)
Ultraman Zero (Second Cousin)
Affiliation: Tri Squad

Ultraman Taiga (ウルトラマンタイガ Urutoraman Taiga) is the titular Ultra Hero of the series Ultraman Taiga and is one of the three Ultra Warriors who merge with Hiroyuki Kudo. He is the son of Ultraman Taro, and debuts along with Ultraman Titas and Ultraman Fuma as the first Ultra Warriors in the Reiwa era. Deep inside, he wishes his father Taro to understand and recognize him, but he cannot admit his true feelings. He has a strong sense of justice and is very enthusiastic. Along with Titas and Fuma, he founded the Tri Squad. Although still young and not skilled, but he dedicates to fight for peace on Earth. Together with Hiroyuki, he grows to become a true Ultraman.[1]

History

Past

Taiga once traveled to Planet U40 and stayed there, under the care of Ultraman Joneus. Sometime later, he met Titas who decided to join him on his adventures. They later went to Planet O-50 to defend the Warrior's Peak from aliens who wanted to destroy it, and they met Fuma. 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

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 Taiga receiving the lights of Ultraman Orb, Ultraman Rosso and Ultraman Blu. 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 him. Titas and Fuma were reduced to particles, which enrages Taiga. He charges ahead, but he also shared the same fate as his comrades.

Somehow, Taiga's particles descended to Earth. When Hiroyuki Kudo was attacked by an alien while trying to save his pet, Taiga saved the boy and bonded with him as he was falling from the sky.

Ultraman Taiga

After twelve years, Hiroyuki worked under EGIS. Taiga helped Hiroyuki out during a mission with Alien Rivers Kawazu, talking to the man through telepathy. After Hellberus attacks Young Mother Zandrias and sets the building Hiroyuki was in ablaze, Taiga emerges, allowing him to transform and fight Hellberus and save both the mother and baby Zandrias. After the battle, Taiga appears before Hiroyuki to talk to him. Buddy Go!

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Taiga and Tregear's first fight on Earth

Back at the EGIS base, Taiga explains to Hiroyuki the circumstances of how he came to dwell in Hiroyuki. While dealing with a King Guesra, who happens to be Hiroyuki's old pet Chibisuke, Tregear appears and toys with Taiga by beating and mocking him. Taiga and Chibisuke try to fight Tregear, but they are no match for him. Tregear kills Chibisuke, further enraging Taiga and Hiroyuki. Tregear disappears after Taiga uses his Flame Blaster. Tregear

Personality

Despite being relatively young, Taiga is shown to be very enthusiastic in being an Ultra Warrior and has the expected qualities of one, exhibiting both bravery and kindness. Although he is the youngest and described as the hothead of the Tri Squad, he is also the leader of the team and cares deeply for his friends.

Being the son of Ultraman Taro, Taiga is almost always only referred to as such instead of himself and thus, he is almost never called by his name by others, except for those close to him such as his friend Filis, which is a source of frustration for Taiga. Other than that, he also has a desire to be acknowledged by his father, which reminds Taro of his youthful self and his relation with his own father, Father of Ultra.

Taiga is not without flaws. He overestimates his ability in combat which could lead to him being impulsive and careless, despite being a highly competent fighter. Taiga also harbors a great hatred towards Tregear for seemingly destroying his friends in the past, and can get greatly enraged just at the mere sight of him.

Profile

Stats

  • Height: 50 m
  • Weight: 40,000 t
  • Time Limit: 3 Minutes

Body Features

  • Ultra Armor
  • Ultra Horns: Inherited from his father, Taiga has horns on the sides of his head.
  • Protector: Taiga has a Protector on his chest. Uniquely, it is blue in color.
  • Color Timer
  • Beam Lamp
  • Taiga Spark (タイガスパーク Taiga Supāku): A multi-purpose item that allows Taiga to perform various techniques and abilities.

Transformation

"Hero of Light, Taiga!"

―Pre-transformation call
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Hiroyuki pulls the lever of the Taiga Spark

Hiroyuki slides down the block lever of the Taiga Spark to activate it, takes the Taiga Key Holder and scans it, then raises his hand while shouting his transformation call.

Forms

Ultraman Taiga
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Statistics
  • Maximum Flight Speed: Mach 10
  • Maximum Running Speed: Mach 2.4
  • Maximum Jumping Distance: 800 m
  • Underwater Traveling Speed: 150 knots
  • Underground Traveling Speed: Mach 1.5
  • Brute Strength: 60,000 t
  • Grip Strength: 45,000 t
Abilities
  • Flash Travel: Like other Ultras, Taiga can turn into a ball of light energy to travel long distances.
  • Barrier Sphere: Taiga can encase a small creature in an energy sphere to protect it from harm such as a fall.
  • Holographic Projection: Taiga can create a projection of his body.
Techniques
Special
  • Storium Blaster (ストリウムブラスター Sutoriumu Burasutā): Similar to his father's Storium Ray, Taiga's beam is fired from a "T" style, but with mirrored position. It is fired from the Taiga Spark.
    • Supreme Blaster (スプリームブラスター Supurīmu Burasutā): By scanning the Orb-let, Taiga's Storium Blaster is enhanced in energy of light.
    • Flame Blaster (フレイムブラスター Fureimu Burasutā): By scanning the Rosso-let, Taiga's Storium Blaster is enhanced in flame energy.
    • Aqua Blaster (アクアブラスター Akua Burasuta): By scanning the Blu-let, Taiga's Storium Blaster is enhanced in water energy.
  • Swallow Bullet (スワローバレット Suwarō Baretto): Energy bullets fired from his hands in a left-handed "+".
  • Hell Slash (ヘルスラッシュ Heru Surasshu): By scanning the Hellberos ring, Taiga can unleash two red crescent-shaped energy slashes.
Physical
  • Ultra V Barrier: Taiga can cross his arms to block attacks.
  • Taiga Kick (タイガキック Taiga Kikku): A jumping kick attack.
    • Swallow Kick: Taiga can perform his own version of his father's signature flying kick attack.
  • Taiga Blow (タイガブロー Taiga Burō): Taiga's punching technique. It is stated to be strong enough to knock out a kaiju.
  • Taiga Swing (タイガスウィング Taiga Suwingu): A throwing technique.
  • Hand Chop: A chop attack capable of splitting a fireball in half in midair.


Photon Earth
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Photon Earth (フォトンアース Foton Āsu) is Taiga's power-up form, accessed through the use of Taiga Photon Earth Key Holder. This form makes its debut in episode 8.


Tri Strium
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Tri Strium (トライストリウム Torai Sutoriumu) is Taiga's second power-up form, accessed through the use of Taiga Tri-Blade.

Weapons
  • Taiga Tri-Blade (タイガトライブレード Taiga Torai Burēdo)
    • Taiga Blast Attack (タイガブラストアタック Taiga Burasuto Attakku)
    • Titas Burning Hammer (タイタスバーニングハンマー Taitasu Bāningu Hanmā)
    • Fuma Raging Slash (風真烈火斬 Fūma Rekka-zan)
    • Tri Storium Burst (トライストリウムバースト Torai Sutoriumu Bāsuto)
    • Quattro Squad Blaster (クワトロスクワットブラスター Kuwatoro Sukuwaddo Burasutā)
Techniques
Special
  • Plasma Zero-let (プラズマゼロレット Purazuma Zero-retto)
    • Taiga Emerium Blaster (タイガエメリウムブラスター Taiga Emeriumu Burasutā)
    • Wide Taiga Shot (ワイドタイガショット Waido Taiga Shotto)
    • Taiga Dynamite Shoot (タイガダイナマイトシュート Taiga Dainamaito Shūto)


Trivia

  • Designer: Masayuki Goto
  • Taiga is the first New Generation Ultra Warrior since Ginga not to feature any black markings in his default form.
  • According to Taiga's main director, Ryuichi Ichino, the Ultra's age is equivalent to that of a young man in his third year of junior high school or a freshman in senior high school.

References

Ultra Warriors
Showa Ultras Ultraman | Zoffy | Ultraseven | Ultraman Jack | Ultraman Ace | Ultraman Taro | Ultraman Leo | Astra | Ultraman 80 | Ultraman Joneus | Ultraman Chuck | Ultraman Scott | Ultrawoman Beth
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
Other Ultras Seven's Superior | Father of Ultra | Mother of Ultra | Ultraman King | Elek | Loto | Amia | People of U40 | Yullian | Ultra Nyan | Ancient Giants of Light | Tiga's companions | Ultraman Boy | Ultraman Pict | Ultraman Nice | Ultra Kamen Rider | Ultra Idemitsujin | Ultraman Neko | Ultraman Ribut | Filis
Counterparts/Alternate Universe versions Ultraman (Neo Frontier Space Timeline) | Zoffy (Neos Universe) | Ultraman (Superior Universe) | Ultraseven (Superior Universe) | Ultraman Jack (Superior Universe) | Ultraman Ace (Superior Universe) | Ultraman Tiga (Superior Universe) | Ultraman Dyna (Superior Universe) | Ultraman Gaia (Superior Universe) | Ultraman Tiga (Ultra Flare Timeline)
Imitation and Evil Ultras Imitation Ultraman | Imitation Ultraseven | Ace Robot | Imitation Astra | Delusion Ultraseven | Evil Ultraman Great | Fake Ultraman Joneus | Ultraman Shadow | Evil Tiga | Camearra | Darramb | Hudra | Imitation Ultraman Dyna | Terranoid | Fake Ultraman Gaia | Imitation Ultraman Agul | Imitation Ultraman Cosmos | Chaos Ultraman | Chaosroids | Dark Faust | Dark Mephisto | Dark Mephisto Zwei | Dark Zagi | Imitation Ultraman Mebius | Imitation Tsurugi | Imitation Ultraman Mebius | Ultraman Belial | Darklops Zero | Darklops | Imitation Ultraman (SR) | Imitation Zoffy (SR) | Imitation Ultraman Jack (SR) | Imitation Ultraman Ace (SR) | Illusion Ultraman Zero | Ultraman Geist | Ultraseven Geist | Ultraman Dark | Ultraseven Dark | Geed's Brothers | Ultraman Orb Dark | Ultraman Tregear
Manga Ultras Ultraman (THE FIRST) | Zoffy (Story 0) | Ultraseven (Story 0) | Ultraman (Story 0) | Ace (Story 0) | Jack (Story 0) | Leo (Story 0) | Astra (Story 0) | Taro (Story 0) | Gorian | Zaji | Drew | Colorless | Flare | Rutia | Alphonne | Ars | Acura | Remodeled Ultras | Ultraman Tiga (Uchūsen Manga) | Ultraman (ULTRAMAN)
Another Genesis Giants Blast | Ultraman | Ultraseven | Belial | Jack | Ace | Taro | Luna and Corona | Tiga | Jean-Bot | Father Burai | Glen Fire | Mirror Master | Leo | King
Outlaw Ultras Ultraman Millennium | Ultraman Elite | Dark Ultraman | Ultraman (Dragon Force)
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