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A spaceship travels through space and docks with a much larger one. Aboard the ship, the Pairan aliens discuss how to warn humanity of the oncoming threat of a [[Planet R|rogue planet]] they had just discovered. Some Pairans are sent to Earth, but fail at making contact with the humans, frightening them instead. The aliens hatch a plan to disguise one of their own as Hikari Aozora, a popular Japanese entertainer. Their leader, [[Ginko Amano]], volunteers for the task, stepping into an odd, circular device and taking on a human form. Ginko is found floating in a lake by Toru Isobe, believing himself to be rescuing her. As she goes about life on [[Earth]], Ginko begins to reveal superhuman traits, such as jumping 10 feet into the air or appearing in different places without making any sound. She was also able to completely understand Taeko Matsuda's work on a nuclear device, raising suspicion. Later, as a group of scientists discuss the phenomena, Ginko levitates towards them and reveals her true identity. She explains to them that she is from Planet Paira and that a rogue planet is on a collision course with the Earth. They appeal to the World Congress about the situation but are rejected. Though, the Congress soon realize the validity of Ginko's warnings, launching nuclear weapons at the fast-approaching planet in the hopes to destroy it. The Pairans create a nuclear weapon of their own using Matsuda's research, and destroy the rogue planet with it, saving the Earth. Ginko then returns to her spacecraft, shedding her human disguise.
A small Pairan ship travels and connects to a bigger one. In it, the Pairans discuss how to warn humans of the incoming threat they just discovered. Later, Pairans have been unsuccessfully attempting to contact humans. They start appearing in buildings, rivers, and lakes scaring the citizens of Japan. A Pairan manages to get a photo of Hikari Aozora, a popular Japanese entertainer. The plan is for a Pairan to mutate into the form of Hikari Aozora. A Pairan leader, [[Ginko Amano]], volunteers herself. She gets in a circular device and slowly starts to mutate into a human form. Toru, find Ginko in the water. Sometime after she was rescued, she starts showing superhuman abilities such as jumping 10 feet high and appearing in different places without making any sound. She was also shown to completely understand Matsuda's work on a nuclear device, leading him to doubt is she's actually human. Later, scientists discuss her superhuman abilities and the ability to understand how a nuclear device works, Ginko levitates towards them and reveals her true identity. She explains to them that she is from Planet Paira and tells them that a [[Planet R|rogue planet]] is about to hit the [[Earth]]. They appeal to the World Congress about the situation but are rejected. Not much after, the World Congress considered it real and a threat, they launch nuclear weapons at the rogue planet with hope to destroy it, but the missiles were proven ineffective. Pairans then create a nuclear weapon of their own using Matsuda's formula and destroy the rogue planet, saving the Earth. Ginko then returns to the ship and mutates back into a Pairan.
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==Abilities==
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===Transformation===
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Pairans can take the form of a human being through mutation to avoid being detected.
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===Physical Abilities===
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When transformed into a human form, Pairans display various superhuman characteristics. They are extraordinary jumpers, being able to leap to heights of ten feet. They can also teleport and materialize in new locations without needing to walk.
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===[[Telepathy]]===
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Pairans can communicate with other Pairans via telepathy.
  
==Abilities==
 
*Pairans can take the form of a human being through mutation to avoid being detected.
 
*When transformed into a human form, Pairans display various superhuman characteristics:
 
**They are extraordinary jumpers, being able to leap to heights of ten feet.
 
**They can teleport and materialize in new locations without needing to walk.
 
*Pairans can communicate with other Pairans via telepathy.
 
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
===Screenshots===
 
===Screenshots===
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Interestingly, The Paira Aliens were advertised as giant rampaging monsters in publicity stills for the 1958 release, even though no such scene takes place in the movie.
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*Interestingly, the Paira aliens were advertised as giant rampaging monsters in publicity stills for the 1958 release, despite no such scene taking place in the movie.
 
*A lone Pairan makes a cameo appearance in the [[Zigra]] anatomy artwork used for Shout! Factory's 2011 DVD release of ''[[Gamera vs. Zigra]]'' and ''[[Gamera: Super Monster]]'', trapped within one of the monster's three stomachs alongside various marine animals. The other two house [[Gamera]]'s child friends and a swarm of [[Nezura]].<ref>https://jolyonbyates.com/artwork/4015582_Zigra_close_up.html</ref>
 
*A lone Pairan makes a cameo appearance in the [[Zigra]] anatomy artwork used for Shout! Factory's 2011 DVD release of ''[[Gamera vs. Zigra]]'' and ''[[Gamera: Super Monster]]'', trapped within one of the monster's three stomachs alongside various marine animals. The other two house [[Gamera]]'s child friends and a swarm of [[Nezura]].<ref>https://jolyonbyates.com/artwork/4015582_Zigra_close_up.html</ref>
 
==References==
 
==References==

Latest revision as of 20:53, 18 November 2019

Pairans
A group of Pairans in Warning from Space
Leader Ginko Amano
Homeworld Planet Paira
First appearance Warning from Space

The Pairans (パイラ星人,   Paira Seijin, lit. Paira Star People) are a benevolent race of starfish-like aliens who first appear in the 1956 Daiei film, Warning from Space.

Design

The Pairans are a race of creatures which resemble starfish. They have one massive eye in the center of their bodies. When in their true forms, the Pairans are shown to be very large, with a height of at least 4 meters.

History

Showa era

Warning from Space

A spaceship travels through space and docks with a much larger one. Aboard the ship, the Pairan aliens discuss how to warn humanity of the oncoming threat of a rogue planet they had just discovered. Some Pairans are sent to Earth, but fail at making contact with the humans, frightening them instead. The aliens hatch a plan to disguise one of their own as Hikari Aozora, a popular Japanese entertainer. Their leader, Ginko Amano, volunteers for the task, stepping into an odd, circular device and taking on a human form. Ginko is found floating in a lake by Toru Isobe, believing himself to be rescuing her. As she goes about life on Earth, Ginko begins to reveal superhuman traits, such as jumping 10 feet into the air or appearing in different places without making any sound. She was also able to completely understand Taeko Matsuda's work on a nuclear device, raising suspicion. Later, as a group of scientists discuss the phenomena, Ginko levitates towards them and reveals her true identity. She explains to them that she is from Planet Paira and that a rogue planet is on a collision course with the Earth. They appeal to the World Congress about the situation but are rejected. Though, the Congress soon realize the validity of Ginko's warnings, launching nuclear weapons at the fast-approaching planet in the hopes to destroy it. The Pairans create a nuclear weapon of their own using Matsuda's research, and destroy the rogue planet with it, saving the Earth. Ginko then returns to her spacecraft, shedding her human disguise.

Abilities

Transformation

Pairans can take the form of a human being through mutation to avoid being detected.

Physical Abilities

When transformed into a human form, Pairans display various superhuman characteristics. They are extraordinary jumpers, being able to leap to heights of ten feet. They can also teleport and materialize in new locations without needing to walk.

Telepathy

Pairans can communicate with other Pairans via telepathy.

Gallery

Screenshots

Warning from Space

Trivia

  • Interestingly, the Paira aliens were advertised as giant rampaging monsters in publicity stills for the 1958 release, despite no such scene taking place in the movie.
  • A lone Pairan makes a cameo appearance in the Zigra anatomy artwork used for Shout! Factory's 2011 DVD release of Gamera vs. Zigra and Gamera: Super Monster, trapped within one of the monster's three stomachs alongside various marine animals. The other two house Gamera's child friends and a swarm of Nezura.[1]

References

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