Human Vapor

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Human Vapor
The Human Vapor in The Human Vapor
Alternate names Human Vapour, Gas Man Mizuno
Subtitle(s) Gas Kaijin (気体怪人,   Kitai Kaijin)[1]
Species Genetically Altered Human
Height 1.7 meters[2]
Weight 60 kilograms[2]
Forms Humanoid, Gaseous
Relations Fujichiyo (Love Interest)
Allies Fujichiyo
Portrayed by Yoshio Tsuchiya, Haruo Nakajima
First appearance The Human Vapor

The Human Vapor (ガス人間水野,   Gasu Ningen Mizuno, lit. Gas Man Mizuno) is a gaseous kaijin created by Toho that first appeared in the 1960 tokusatsu film, The Human Vapor.

Design

The Human Vapor, in his humanoid form simply resembles a Japanese man, enveloped in a blue glow.

History

The Human Vapor

Mizuno was a former test pilot but retired after he was mysteriously infected and confined to a sanitorium for an extended period of time as a result. He later became a librarian until a man by the name of Dr. Sano offered Mizuno to become a "test subject" for 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.

Abilities

The Human Vapor is able to convert his entire body to a gaseous state at will. When in this form, he can wrap himself around people's heads, causing them to die of asphyxiation. He is also able to disappear into thin air.

Gallery

Main article: Human Vapor/Gallery.

Trivia

  • 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 [3]

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