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I am no longer a human being. Therefore I am no longer subject to human law.
— Mizuno (The Human Vapor)
The Human Vapor (ガス人間水野 is a gaseous Gasu Ningen Mizuno, lit. Gas Man Mizuno)kaijin who first appeared in the 1960 Toho tokusatsu film The Human Vapor. The character also returned in a stage adaptation of the film.
The Human Vapor, in his humanoid form simply resembles a Japanese man, enveloped in a blue glow.
Mizuno was a former test pilot for the JASDF, but retired after he was diagnosed with cancer cells and confined to a sanatorium for an extended period of time as a result. After his discharge, he gained employment as a school librarian, until a man by the name of Dr. Sano offered Mizuno to become a "test subject" for a scientist's projects. However, the tests backfired and Mizuno became an indestructible vapor man. He then began a life of crime in an attempt to support his girlfriend, Fujichiyo Kasuga.
The Human Vapor is able to convert his entire body to a gaseous state by concentrating, typically placing his hand over his heart to focus on his heartbeat.
When in his vapor form, Mizuno can wrap himself around people's heads, causing them to die of asphyxiation.
The Human Vapor is able to disappear into thin air.
The Human Vapor is invulnerable to any physical damage (including bullets).
Mizuno finally met his end when his lover Fujichiyo killed them both in an explosion, dying as he crawled out of the destroyed theater.
- Main article: Human Vapor/Gallery.
- The Ultraman Gaia monster Wolf Gas is a partial homage to the Human Vapor, combining that character's gaseous transforming abilities with a more obvious werewolf motif.
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