Monday, October 3, 2011

Monster Profile: BALTAN SEIJIN (Ultraman)

aka. Alien Baltan
(バルタン星人 Barutan Seijin)

Classification: Space Ninja

Whether they exist at microscopic size, human height, or as 164 foot monsters, do not underestimate the Baltan Seijin. Equipped with a formidable range of powers, this uncompromising race debuted in the original Ultraman series and attempted to take over the Earth after their own planet was destroyed by a nuclear device. Recognized by their crustaceon-like faces, V-shaped head crest, giant claws, and distinctive laugh, the Baltan Seijin have appeared in various subsequent Ultraman series as one of Ultraman's classic enemies.

Max. Height: 50 meters (164 feet)
Max. Weight: 15,000 tons
Weakness: Specium (spacium)

Powers: The Baltan Seijin have an array of powers. From their claws, they can fire paralyzing red beams or destructive red/white beams. They are capable of flight, rapid growth, and short-range teleportation. The Baltan-Seijin can also project illusionary dublicates as decoys to confuse enemies. In Ultraman, Baltans have also been shown to possess the ability to take control of a human's body and mind in order to communicate with humans. Presumably, the original Baltans lack the natural ability to communicate with Earthlings. Although Baltans are tough to kill, when a Baltan does suffer severe damage, it sheds its outer carapace. Finally, multiple Baltans of microscopic or human-size can combine into one larger Baltan. Team work!

  • Mecha-Baltan
  • Psycho Baltan
  • Neo-Baltan
  • Dark Baltan
  • Little Baltans (Child & Tiny)

First Appearance

Ultraman (1966) - "Shoot the Invader"

Later Appearances
Ultra Fight (1970)
The Return of Ultraman (1971)
Redman (1972)
The Ultraman (1979)
Ultraman 80 (1980)
Andro Melos (1983)
Ultraman Powered (1993)
Ultraman Cosmos (2002)
Ultraman Max (2005)
Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy (2009)

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