Gilmaras

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Gilmaras
Gilmaras in Zone Fighter
Subtitle(s) Thorny Terror-Beast
(とげ恐獣,   Toge Kyōjū)[1]
Species Reptilian Terror-Beast
Height 75 meters[2]
Weight 75,000 metric tons[2]
Place(s) of emergence Planet Garoga[1]
Controlled by Garogas
Relations Garogas (creators)
Allies Garogas
Enemies Zone Fighter
First appearance Zone Fighter episode 7,
"The Zone Family's Critical Moment!"
Roar(s)

Gilmaras (ギルマラス,   Girumarasu) is a kaiju created by Toho that first appeared in episode 7 of the 1973 tokusatsu kaiju series Zone Fighter, titled "Zone Family's Critical Moment!"

Design

Gilmaras resembles a vaguely fish-like dragon with blue skin. He has yellow fins on his head, similar to Titanosaurus, and a large crest fin which runs down his back from his head. He has yellow spikes over his belly and back, and he has a long tail. His eyes are bright yellow.

History

Zone Fighter

"Zone Family's Critical Moment!"

Garoga 13, disguised as Hotaru, had been trying to kill the Zone Family by way of numerous schemes throughout the day, but his plans constantly failed. He set a bomb in the hotel room where the Zone Family were staying, but his disguise was foiled by Tsukiko. Garoga 13 began to attack, but Hikaru entered the room and transformed into Zone Fighter, and the two fought, eventually making their way outside. Zone threw the Garoga over a cliff into a crater, but the evil alien transformed into Gilmaras as a final attack. Gilmaras and Zone then clashed, however little effort was required of Zone to defeat the monster.

Abilities

Nose

Gilmaras has a sharp, pointed nose which can be removed and reattached, revealing a cavity out of which fire can be expelled and sucked back in. Gilmaras's fire was able to scorch Zone Fighter. Later in their fight, Zone Fighter plugged up Gilmaras's nose by sticking the pointed end in the hole where it detached. According to All Kaiju Kaijin (First Volume), the temperature of the flames reaches 12,000 degrees Celsius.[3]

Missiles

According to All Kaiju Kaijin (First Volume), Gilmaras can shoot missiles from his torso.[3] This ability went unused in the series.

Gallery

Main article: Gilmaras/Gallery.

Roar

Gilmaras reuses roars from the Return of Ultraman kaiju Dangar, which have been lowered in pitch.

Trivia

  • Gilmaras bears an uncanny resemblance to the Ultra Series kaiju Muruchi.

References

This is a list of references for Gilmaras. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Matsui, Satoshi, ed. (28 July 2014). Toho Special Effects All Monster Encyclopedia. Shogakukan. p. 135. ISBN 978-4-09-682090-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ballard, Jim M. (14 November 2009). "ZONE FIGHTER Series Guide". SciFi Japan. Archived from the original on 1 March 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sakai, Yukio, ed. (24 March 1990). All Kaiju Kaijin (First Volume). Keibunsha. p. 210. ISBN 4-7669-0962-3.

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