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Ultrawoman Grigio (ウルトラウーマングリージョ Urutoraūman Gurījo) is a female Ultra Warrior, and is the younger sister of Ultraman Rosso and Ultraman Blu. She first appeared in Ultraman R/B The Movie.

Conception

Etymology

Grigio means "Gray" in Italian, a name shared with a species of kaiju in the series. Despite this, their Japanese names are spelled and pronounced differently: Ultrawoman Grigio (ウルトラウーマングリージョ Urutoraūman Gurījo) vs Grigio Bone (グルジオボーン Gurujio Bōn). The former Katakana was indeed from Saki Mitsurugi's true name, which Asahi adopted as her Ultrawoman alter-ego in her memory.[1][2]

History

Ultraman R/B The Movie: Select! The Crystal of Bond

The Minato Siblings teaming up with Geed

During the battle against Ultraman Tregear and Snake Darkness, Asahi had transformed into Grigio Regina. However, her attacks, as well as those of Ultramen Rosso, Blu and Geed were ineffective against them. As they were about to be beaten, Saki Mitsurugi's spirit reached out to Asahi, who unlocked her true power. Grigio Regina's exoskeleton then split open, and Ultrawoman Grigio emerged from it. Restoring the energy of the three Ultra Warriors, she helped them against their opponents but they were still outclassed. To finish the battle, the Minato siblings joined hands and called upon the Makoto Crystal, fusing Rosso, Blu and Grigio into Ultraman Gruebe, joining Geed Ultimate Final in a more evenly-matched battle. Eventually, Gruebe destroyed Snake Darkness via the Gruebing Beam and freed Yukio from Tregear's dark influence. Ultraman R/B The Movie: Select! The Crystal of Bond

Ultra Galaxy Fight: New Generation Heroes

"She contains a massive light. That light allows the combination of the siblings to access the mysterious power and become Ultraman Gruebe. [...] That's right! To prevent the formation of that annoying Gruebe."

―A silhouetted Tregear to Zero and Grigio from the director's cut of New Generation Heroes.

Due to Ultrawoman Grigio's crucial role in the formation of Ultraman Gruebe, her kidnapping was suggested to the League of Darkness by Ultraman Tregear, setting forth the involvement of the Minato brothers' into the eventual fight.

Grigio and Zero vs Zero Darkness

With her brothers overseas, Asahi remained in Ayaka City to protect it from danger. She transforms into Ultrawoman Grigio to train, but Ultra Dark-Killer suddenly arrives through a portal chasing Ultraman Zero. Dark-Killer demanded that Zero hand her over, but he refuses, so Dark-Killer sends them both to his Dark-Killer Zone. Refusing to give up, a weakened Grigio managed to protect Zero and hold her own against Ultraman Zero Darkness before proceeding to replenish the energies of her brothers, allowing them to merge into Ruebe, who later overwhelmed the combined efforts of Zero Darkness and Dark-Killer. However, Tregear revives both Zero Darkness and Dark-Killer, the latter of which growing to gigantic size.

Grigio and Zero near the Earth in the last episode

To battle him, the Minato siblings fuse into Ultraman Gruebe. Once the New Generation Heroes had finally defeated Dark-Killer, Rosso and Blu decide to send Grigio back to Ayaka City because they needed someone to protect it. While her brothers and the other New Generation Heroes fight against Tregear near the Land of Light, Zero sends her back home. Ultra Galaxy Fight: New Generation Heroes

Ultraman Taiga The Movie: New Generation Climax

Once the other New Generation Heroes regain their powers, they face off against Tregear, the Grimdo-possessed Taro and Tregear's monsters, with Rosso and Blu fighting against Gorothunder. After their opponents receive power ups from Grimdo, Grigio flew across the universe and arrived just in time for the three siblings to fuse into Ultraman Gruebe to finish off Gorothunder. Initially being trounced by Grimdo after it had absorbed Tregear, the New Generation Heroes fused with Taiga into Ultraman Reiga and defeat Grimdo. The New Generation Heroes give their parting words to the Tri-Squad and Hiroyuki and return to their home worlds. Ultraman Taiga The Movie: New Generation Climax

Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Absolute Conspiracy

While her brothers went off to face the threat of the Devil Splinters, Grigio remained on Earth to protect Ayaka city. She battled against a Zandrias and Noiseler, and drove them away by firing her Grigio Shot at them. Ultraman Zero arrived and recruited Grigio for the fight against Absolute Tartarus. He told her to go to Planet O-50 to look for someone, and encountered Ultraman Fuma while she was there.

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Yullian and Ultraman 80 had crash landed on Planet Ebil on the way to a Galactic Federation Peace Conference on Planet Kanon and were soon attacked by Zett and his Zetton army. They sent a distress signal to the Land of Light. Responding to the message, Taiga, Mebius and Z immediately left the Land of Light and arrived on Planet Ebil to assist them. They were later joined by Ultraman Zero, Ultraman Joneus, Ultraman Titas, Ultraman Fuma, Ultrawoman Grigio, Ultraman Ribut and Andro Melos, and they all fought the Zetton army together.

Soon after defeating Ultimate Shining Zero in Narak, Absolute Tartarus appeared, taking Yullian hostage and informing the heroes of his true motives before getting Belial and Tregear to fire their beams at them all. The group also received word from Ultraman Hikari that Genegarg had stolen a Z Riser and Ultra Medals from the Land of Light, causing Z to fly off in a hurry while Zero followed him. The Ultra League and the Tri-Squad prepare to recruit more heroes for the upcoming fight against The Kingdom. The Appearance

Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Destined Crossroad

TBA

Profile

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Stats[3]

  • Height: 43 m
  • Weight: 30,000 t
  • Age: 17 years old
  • Maximum Flight Speed: Mach 5
  • Maximum Running Speed: Mach 1
  • Maximum Underwater Speed: 700 Knots
  • Maximum Underground Speed: Mach 1
  • Maximum Jumping Height: 600 m
  • Arm Strength: 70,000 t
  • Grip Strength: 35,000 t
  • Time Limit: 3 minutes

Body Features

  • Color Timer (カラータイマー Karā Taimā): Grigio possesses a circular-shaped Color Timer.
  • Ultra Armor: The standard Ultra Armor.
  • Protectors (プロテクター Purotekutā): Like her brothers, Grigio also sports protectors covering her chest area.

Transformation

Grigio Regina's exoskeleton splits open to reveal Ultrawoman Grigio.

Abilities

  • Grigio Barrier (グリージョ・バーリア Gurījo Bāria): Grigio can conjure an orange energy shield to defend herself and her allies. According to Hyper Hobby Vol.13, it's stated to be five times more durable than her brothers' shields.
  • Grigio Cheer Charge (グリージョチアチャージ Gurījo Chia Chāji): Grigio emits small orbs of light that, when given to another Ultra, restores their energy.[4]
  • Grigio Cure Burst (グリージョキュアバースト Gurījo Kyua Bāsuto): Grigio can unleash a wave from her body and spread light energy around an area. Other Ultras are able to absorb this light and replenish their energy, while dark beings are repelled. It is also capable of nullifying the Dark-Killer Zone's energy-draining effect.

Techniques

Special

  • Grigio Shot (グリージョショット Gurījo Shotto): Grigio can fire an energy ray by crossing her arms in a "+" formation. It's first revealed in Ultra Heroes Expo 2019 against Camearra[5], and is her signature finisher in Ultraman Fusion Fight!.
  • Hand Slash: Featured as part of her side attacks in Ultraman Fusion Fight!, Grigio can rapidly fire small energy blasts from her hands.

Physical

  • Grigio Punch (グリージョバンチ Gurījo Panchi): A punch attack.
  • Grigio Kick (グリージョキツク Gurījo Kikku): A kick attack.
  • Grigio Chop (グリージョチョップ Gurījo Choppu): A chop attack.
  • Grigio Tackle (グリージョタックル Gurījo Takkuru): A rushing attack.

Weapons

  • Ultra Trap (ウルトラトラップ Urutora Torappu): A set of traps meant to attack the monsters on stage. Grigio holds the button meant to rig the trap itself.
  • R/B Slugger Rosso (ルーブスラッガーロッソ Rūbu Suraggā Rosso): In the second Live Stage of Ultraman Festival 2019, Grigio briefly borrowed the shorter pair of Rosso's R/B Sluggers.

Trivia

  • Similar to Cereza, Grigio's name may also be based on a certain brand of wine.
  • Grigio is:
    • The first female Ultra Warrior to be introduced in the "New Generation" portion of the franchise's history.
    • The only live-action heroic female Ultra Warrior in the Heisei Era, as Camearra and Faust were both villains.
    • The second female Ultra Warrior in canon to actually use the title "Ultrawoman" after Ultrawoman Beth, and the first to debut in a Japanese-created and live-action series.
    • The first Ultra Warrior to feature orange coloring on her body, and the first New Generation Ultra Hero to not heavily feature black coloring since Ultraman X.
    • The first Ultra Warrior to have "evolved" from a Kaiju.
  • One of her concept art designs depicted her having long strands of hair, as well as pink eyes.[6]
  • Grigio's Color Timer sound effect is appropriately a mix of her brothers', just like Ruebe's.
  • Grigio presented a non-canon 30-minute special released just before the initial release of Ultraman Taiga The Movie, in which she was on the Land of Light while her brothers and the other New Generation Heroes were fighting Grimdo as in the events of the movie, which she later joins.
  • Although never seen, after her first appearance, Asahi transforms into Grigio using Saki's Gyro.[7]
  • According to Fuma, Grigio is highly popular and regarded as an idol by the citizens of Planet O-50. The Appearance

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
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 Gruebe
Reiwa Ultras Ultraman Taiga | Ultraman Titas | Ultraman Fuma | Ultraman Reiga | Ultraman Z | Ultraman Trigger | Ultraman Regulos
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 | Ultra-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 | Jeanne | Amur | Ultraman F | Ultraman Dual | Navigale | Ultra Saint Tear | Filis | Sora
Counterparts Ultraseven (Heisei Ultraseven) | Ultraman (Neo Frontier Space World) | 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 (World of the Ultra Flare) | Ultraman Tiga (World of the Ultra Flare) | Ultraman (Marvel) | Ultraseven (Marvel)
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 | Carmeara | Darrgon | Hudram | Trigger Dark | Ultrawoman Grigio Darkness
Fake Ultras Imitation Ultraman | Imitation Ultraseven | Ace Robot | Imitation Astra | Delusion Ultraseven | Imitation Ultraman Joneus | Ultraman Shadow | Imit-Ultraman Dyna | Terranoid | Imit-Ultraman Agul | Imit-Ultraman Gaia | Phantom-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 | Ultroid Zero
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 | Haruka | Geed's Brothers | Tiga Dark (clone)
Manga Ultras Melos | Fightas | Ultraman Elf | Ultra-Ninja Squad | Ultraman Jack (Ultra Brothers Story) | Ultraman Jupiter | W87 Ultra Beings | Thunder Arrow | Caesar | Wuleian | Ultra Wolf | 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)
Another Genesis Giants Blast | Ultraman | Ultraseven | Belial | Jack | Ace | Taro | Luna and Corona | Tiga | Jean-Bot | Father Burai | Glenfire | Mirror Master | Leo | King
Outlaw Ultras Ultraman Millennium | Ultraman Elite | Dark Ultraman | Ultraman (Dragon Force)
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