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"I ask that you chant my name! Ultraman Z!"

―Z's introduction

Ultraman ZZett (ウルトラマンゼット Urutoraman Zetto)[2] is the titular Ultra Hero of the series Ultraman Z. He is Ultraman Zero's disciple. Z bonded with STORAGE member Haruki Natsukawa after he died fighting Genegarg.

Personality

Z is a hot-blooded hero who greatly looked up to Ultraman Zero, who became his mentor. Although Zero recognizes his talent and potential, he says that in his current state Z is only "half or maybe one-third" of a fully-fledged hero. Tough and athletic, Z always operates at full power. Z also has a humorous side, as he is unaccustomed to Earth's culture and sometimes uses words incorrectly. While Z is inexperienced and still developing, he's also a passionate hero who loves peace and justice.

He tends to use the word "Ultra" as a prefix to adjectives (such as "Ultra Awesome!" and "Ultra Strong!").

The voice drama episodes show that he does not take his classes very seriously and that he prefers to use his instincts against his enemies instead of studying them.

History

Ultraman Z

Z vs Genegarg

Z fights Genegarg on Earth

Z admired Ultraman Zero and joined the Inter Galactic Defense Force hoping to become his student. He was rejected at first, but somehow "succeeded" in following Zero's footsteps later on. At some point, he and his master chased down Genegarg, who was affected by the Devil Splinters, to Planet Earth, though Zero was thrown into another dimension by a Bullton. Just as Zero was falling into the wormhole, Z received from him the Ultra Z Riser and Ultra Medals, continuing on without Zero. Z bonds with STORAGE member Haruki Natsukawa, who died piloting Sevenger against Genegarg. Z revived the young man and used the items he received from Zero to perform Ultra Fusion, transforming into Alpha Edge to defeat Genegarg. After the battle, Z instructs Haruki to collect the Ultra Medals that Genegarg scattered upon its destruction. Chant My Name!

Profile

Stats

  • Height: 52 m
  • Age: 5,000 years old

Body Features

  • Color Timer: Z has a Z-shaped Color Timer.
  • Eyes: Unlike most Ultras, Z's eyes have a crystal-like texture.
  • Crest Weapon: Z's head crest can be used to launch energy constructs.

  • Crest Weapons: In his Alpha Edge form, Z has two Crest Weapons on his head, inherited from Zero.
  • Beam Lamp: In his Alpha Edge form, like its components, Z sports a Beam Lamp.
  • Protectors: In his Beta Smash and Gamma Future forms, Z possesses Protector armor on his chest.
  • Light Crystal: In his Gamma Future form, Z gains a light crystal on his forehead.

Transformation

Ultra Access Card Haruki M78

Haruki's Ultra Access Card

Haruki Natsukawa sets his Ultra Access Card into the Ultra Z Riser before sliding the blade and pressing on the trigger.

Haruki Natsukawa sets his Ultra Access Card into the Ultra Z Riser and then places three Ultra Medals in the slots before sliding the blade and pressing on the trigger. He says his signature catchphrase for each form before transforming.

"Space Martial Arts, the Inherited Fighting Technique! Master Zero! Master Seven! Master Leo! 'Kay!"

―Activation announcement for Alpha Edge

The rise scene starts with Z emerging from a blue and red background with sparks circulating around him, similar to Ultraseven's transformation scene. As he gets closer, a splash of cyan light appears like in Leo's rise scene before red and blue ribbons of light appear like in Zero's transformations.


"Burn in Scarlet Flames, the Power of Courage! Brother Ultraman! Brother Ace! Brother Taro! 'Kay!"

―Activation announcement for Beta Smash

The background is torn open to reveal a red one like in the opening of Ultraman, before changing to a smoky red background similar to Ultraman's rise scene. It is replaced by a fiery background with Taro's ring of light appearing before being changed to a blue background with streaks like Ace's rise.


"Phantasmagoria, the Mystic Lights!"

―Activation announcement for Gamma Future



Forms

Original
UltramanZ render

Original (オリジナル Orijinaru)[3][4] is Z's default form. As he is still a rookie, Zero compared his strength to at least 1/3 or half of an experienced Ultra, but nevertheless sees potential in the young warrior.

Stats
  • Weight: 33,000 t
Techniques
Physical
  • Energy Kick: Z charges energy into his foot and kicks the enemy.


Alpha Edge

"Zero! Seven! Leo!"

―Activation announcement

"Ultraman Z: Alpha Edge!"

―Transformation announcement

Z Alpha Edge

Alpha Edge (アルファエッジ Arufa Ejji) is Z's martial arts-oriented form, which uses assets of Ultraseven, Ultraman Leo, and Ultraman Zero. This speedy form fights with Space Martial Arts inherited from his master and specializes in quick moves using karate. This form debuts in episode 1.

Stats
  • Weight: 35,000 t
  • Maximum Flight Speed: Mach 10[5]
Abilities
  • Enhanced Senses: After following Shota Hebikura's advice, Haruki and Z's increased concentration allowed them to detect Neronga when it was invisible.
Techniques
Special
  • Zestium Maser (ゼスティウムメーザー Zesutiumu Mēzā)[4]: A high-temperature beam of pinpoint accuracy fired from Z's Beam Lamp. Based on Seven's Emerium Ray, Zero's Emerium Slash, and Leo's Ultra Shot.[6]
Physical
  • Space Martial Arts (宇宙拳法 Uchū Kenpō): Z Alpha Edge uses the same fighting style as Zero, who learned it from Leo, who in turned trained under Ultraseven.
  • Flaming Kick: Z performs a flaming roundhouse kick.
Weapons
  • Sluggers: Z can generate a pair of holographic Zero Sluggers from his crest. Unlike other Ultras' Crest Weapons, these are connected by energy and used in a similar fashion to nunchucks and bolas.


Beta Smash

"Ultraman! Ace! Taro!"

―Activation announcement

"Ultraman Z: Beta Smash!"

―Transformation announcement

Z Beta Smash

Beta Smash (ベータスマッシュ Bēta Sumasshu) is Z's strength-oriented form, which uses assets of Ultraman, Ultraman Ace and Ultraman Taro. This powerful form has a dignified fighting style, and specializes in courageous and impressive pro-wrestling type battles. This form debuts in episode 3.

Stats
  • Weight: 42,000 t
  • Arm Strength: 150,000 t[7]
Techniques
Special
  • Energy Slicer: A slicing energy attack, based on Ace's Vertical Guillotine.
Physical
  • Zestium Upper (ゼスティウムアッパー Zesutiumu Appā): Z performs a powerful jumping uppercut punch on the opponent while his body glows with energy, usually after throwing the enemy into the air. It can destroy a monster in one blow. Based on Ultraman's Ultra Punch, Ace's Ace Kick, and Taro's Flying Atomic Punch.[8] In Ultraman Fusion Fight!, Z spins while executing this attack.
  • Swallow Kick: A flying kick attack performed after several mid-air somersaults, based on Taro's signature kick attack.


Gamma Future

"Tiga! Dyna! Gaia!"

―Activation announcement

"Ultraman Z: Gamma Future!"

―Transformation announcement

Z Gamma Future

Gamma Future (ガンマフューチャー Ganma Fyūchā) is Z's psychic-oriented form, which uses assets of Ultraman Tiga, Ultraman Dyna and Ultraman Gaia. This psychic form fights with mysterious powers. He is skilled at versatile beam attacks and fights trickily like a wizard.

Stats
  • Weight: 32,000 t
Abilities
  • Teleportation: Z Gamma Future is able to teleport.
Techniques
Special
  • Zestium Drive (ゼスティウムドライブ Zesutiumu Doraibu): Z forms twin energy whips from his hands to strike the opponent. Based on Tiga's Tiga Slicer, Dyna's Dyna Slash, and Gaia's Photon Edge.[9]


Standard Abilities

Weapons
  • Ultra Z Riser: Z can use his transformation device as a weapon.
  • Z Lance Arrow (ゼットランスアロー Zetto Ransu Arō): A lance weapon that Z uses in combat.
    • Lance Cutter (ランスカッター Ransu Kattā): A slicing attack.
    • Arrow Shot (アローショット Arō Shotto): An energy projectile fired from the lance's tip.
    • Z Lance Fire (ゼットランスファイヤー Zetto Ransu Faiyā)
    • Z Ice Arrow (ゼットアイスアロー Zetto Aisu Arō)
Techniques
Special
  • Energy Projectile: Z shoots energy projectiles from his crest. This is Z's standard energy attack for all his forms in Ultraman Fusion Fight!.
  • Zestium Ray (ゼスティウム光線 Zesutiumu Kōsen)[4]: Z's signature Ultra Beam, fired from his arms in a "+". It can be used by all of Z's forms.

Combinations

Like Orb and Geed, the Ultras used in each of Z's fusion forms share something in common with each other.

  • Ultraman Zero + Ultraseven + Ultraman Leo = Alpha Edge: They share a chain of mentor and disciple relationships, with Seven training Leo and then Leo training Zero, who in turn trained Z. In addition to being trained in terms of physical resilience, they can also perform combination attacks together. Seven and Leo are also the most important Ultras in Zero's life, as the former is his father and the latter is his mentor.
  • Ultraman + Ultraman Ace + Ultraman Taro = Beta Smash: Taro is Ace's adoptive brother, and the three are all part of the Ultra Brothers. They also each had a human host they were forced to separate with, either due to massive injury on the former or by personal choice in the latter party.
  • Ultraman Tiga + Ultraman Dyna + Ultraman Gaia = Gamma Future: They revived the franchise in the late 90's and are officially the first three Heisei Ultras. They are also often placed together during crossovers and popularize the concept of Human Ultraman (人間ウルトラマン Ningen Urutoraman), wherein the human hosts are in control of their Ultraman alter-egos.


Trivia

  • Z is:
    • The second primarily blue Ultra to have his own series, after Ultraman Cosmos.
    • The first Ultra from the Land of Light known to have natural black markings, besides non-canon characters.
  • In an interview for Tsuburaya Galaxy, series director Kiyotaka Taguchi revealed that Zett's 3 Ultra Fusion forms are meant to represent three eras of Japan's monarchy.
    • Alpha Edge: Reiwa
    • Beta Smash: Showa
    • Gamma Future: Heisei
Zettimer

Z's Color Timer

  • The surface of Z's Color Timer is engraved with a pattern of letter Zs.
  • In the Ultraman Z Premiere Online Event[10] held on June 5th, the show's director Kiyotaka Taguchi mentions that the reason behind Z's catchphrase was because he noticed that having Haruki, a complete novice at being an Ultraman, call out the name of Z, just like his predecessors who proclaimed their Ultra personas during their transformation sequences, would be rather unnatural. After much discussion with the cast and crew, they settled on the current catchphrase, where Z himself tells Haruki to chant his name.
  • Among the classes Z takes in the Inter Galactic Defense Force include space meteorology, ancient space literature, and monster ecology. If You Face A Transparent Monster

References

Ultras
Showa Ultras Ultraman | Zoffy | Ultraseven | Ultraman Jack | Ultraman Ace | Ultraman Taro | Ultraman Leo | Astra | Ultraman Joneus | Ultraman 80 | Ultraman Scott | Ultraman Chuck | Ultrawoman Beth | Andro Melos | Andro Wolf | Andro Mars | Andro Floru
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
Counterparts Ultraman (Neo Frontier Space World) | 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 (World of the Ultra Flare) | Ultraman (World of the Ultra Flare)
Evil Ultras Evil Ultraman Great | Evil Tiga | Camearra | Darramb | Hudra | Chaos Ultraman | Dark Faust | Dark Mephisto | Dark Mephisto Zwei | Dark Zagi | Ultraman Belial | Dark Lucifer | Ultraman Zero Darkness | Ultraman Orb Dark | Ultraman Tregear | Ultraman X Darkness | Ultraman Geed Darkness | Ultraman Orb Darkness | Imit-Ultraman Belial
Fake Ultras Imitation Ultraman | Imitation Ultraseven | Ace Robot | Imitation Astra | Delusion Ultraseven | Imitation Ultraman Joneus | Ultraman Shadow | Imitation Ultraman Dyna | Terranoid | Fake Ultraman Gaia | Imitation Ultraman Agul | Imitation Ultraman Cosmos | Imitation Ultraman Mebius | Imitation Tsurugi | Imitation Ultraman Mebius | Darklops Zero | Darklops | Imitation Ultraman (SR) | Imitation Zoffy (SR) | Imitation Ultraman Jack (SR) | Imitation Ultraman Ace (SR) | Illusion Ultraman Zero | Imitation Mother of Ultra
Stage Show and Video Game Ultras Chaosroids | Imitation Ultrasevens | Robot Ultraman Mebius | Android Ultraman | Voice | Zora | Imitation Ultraman Leo (SR) | Dark Killer First | Dark Killer Zoffy | Dark Killer Seven | Dark Killer Jack | Dark Killer Ace | Lara | Fake Ultraman Dyna | Ultraman Geist | Ultraseven Geist | Ultraman Leo Dark | Astra Dark | Peony | Sora | Haruka | Geed's Brothers
Manga Ultras Melos | Fightas | Ultraman Elf | Ultra-Ninja Squad | Ultraman Jack (Ultra Brothers Story) | Ultraman Jupiter | W87 Ultra Beings | Thunder Arrow | Caesar | Wuleian | Ultraman Krod | Ultraman Great (G manga) | Ultraman (THE FIRST) | Ultraman Tiga (Dark Horse Manga) | 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 | Alphone | Ars | Acura | Remodeled Ultras | Aura | Ultraman (ULTRAMAN) | Jeanne
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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