Telegian

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Telegian
The Telegian in The Secret of the Telegian
Alternate names Sudo, Goro Nakamoto,
Electrical Transmission Man,
Electric Man, Telegraph Man
Subtitle(s) Teleportation Kaijin
(テレポート怪人)[1]
Species Human
Height 1.8 meters[2]
Weight 70 kilograms[2]
Forms Sudo, Telegian
Created by Shinichi Sekizawa,
Jun Fukuda, Tomoyuki Tanaka
Portrayed by Tadao Nakamaru
First appearance The Secret of the Telegian

The Telegian (電送人間 須藤,   Densō Ningen Sudō, lit. Telegraph Human Sudo)[3] is a kaijin created by Toho that appeared in the 1960 film, The Secret of the Telegian.

Name

The official Japanese name for this kaijin is Telegraph Human Sudo (電送人間 須藤,   Densō Ningen Sudō),[3] though he is only called Sudo (須藤,   Sudō) or his alias Goro Nakamoto (中本伍郎,   Nakamoto Gorō) within the film itself. The English name Telegian comes from Toho's international English title for the film, The Secret of the Telegian, and is likely derived from the word "telegraph."

Origins

During World War II, Sudo dutifully served in the Japanese military as a lance corporal. On the night of Japan's surrender, Sudo and four other soldiers were ordered to escort military scientist Dr. Nikki and his research to a cave. However, the other four soldiers were transporting smuggled gold rather than Nikki's research materials, and when Sudo confronted them about this he was stabbed with a bayonet and shot repeatedly. The traitorous soldiers fled and set off dynamite to bury both Sudo and Nikki in the cave, assuming they killed them both, but the two men survived. Sudo took the alias Goro Nakamoto and relocated with Nikki to a farmhouse in Karuizawa, Nagano, working as Niki's assistant to complete his teleportation device. Unbeknownst to Nikki, Sudo intended to use the device to hunt down and kill each of the four soldiers who betrayed him years before.

History

The Secret of the Telegian

TBA

Gallery

Main article: Telegian/Gallery.

References

This is a list of references for Telegian. 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. Definitive Edition of Toho Monster Movies!! Godzilla Special Effects Complete Works. Natsumesha. p. 71. 21 December 1994. ISBN: 978-4816317750.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Godzilla Giant Monsters Super Encyclopedia (4th edition). Kodansha. p. 65. 15 March 1994. ISBN: 978-4063042702.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Toho Special Effects All Monster Encyclopedia. Shogakukan. p. 24. 23 July 2014. ISBN: 4-096-82090-3.

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