“Return of Evil”

Films: Ultraman Zero The Movie: Super Deciding Fight! The Belial Galactic Empire (2010)

Alias: The Belial Galactic Empire (Kaiser Belial (Arch Belial), Iaron, Darkgone (Dark Go-Ne), the Legionoid (Alpha/Beta)/Darklops army)

Type: Alien

Location: Eldritch Location/Desert/Civilized Area

Height/Weight: Ranges from 45 meters and 35,000 metric tons to 300 meters and 300,000 metric tons.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: Just a year ago, the universe was in peril when the token evil guy of the Ultraman race came back to unleash many decades' worth of monsters onto our heroes. But he did not perish when his plans failed. Instead, he's been finding new friends in high areas. And thus, like any good conqueror, he gains an army...and is one.

History: Not long after being defeated by Ultraman Zero and company, the dreaded Ultraman Belial decided to start over and get himself an army. Surprisingly, he was quite successful, his forces now consisting of planet-sized starships, hundreds of robotic Legionoids and Ultraman knock-off bots called Darklops, and two alien generals in the form of Iaron and Darkgone. Also, he changed his name to Kaiser Belial, complete with spiffy new cape. They in particular targeted the energy emerald-rich planet of Esmerelda (?!), getting the attention of Ultraman Zero and his allies, old and new. But it's not going to be an easy fight, especially when Belial shows he's discarded a few moves to learn new ones.

Notable Kills: See Final Fate.

Final Fate: After Iaron and Darkgone are vanquished by Mirror Knight and Jean-Bot respectively, Belial uses all of the emerald energy his forces have gathered to become a gigantic kaiju known as Arch Belial. Although he is successful in killing Zero, the hero is revived by Ultraman Noa, and transformed into Ultimate Zero. Belial is then obliterated by the Final Ultimate Zero beam. However, even after this victory, his armies are still out there, so Zero and his new friends form the Ultimate Force Zero to clean up the mess the villain made.

Powers/Abilities: Belial has all the powers and combat prowess he had before, but as Arch Belial, he has the Arch Deathcium Ray and the ability to drain lifeforce. Iaron has powerful armor and can fire Iaron Sonic rays from his horn. Darkgone has his Gone Blades, an energy Gone Whip, the Gone Beam, and the ability to teleport to any purely dark area he chooses. The Legionoid Alpha-type has drill arms while the Beta-type has Gun Beam arms, but both fire Legio Beams from their visors. The Darklops have weaker versions of the average Ultras’ powers.

Weakness: Beings of equal or greater power.

Scariness Factor: 4-As usual, Belial is a force to be reckoned with, but now he's brought ships that bring both the Borg and the Death Star to mind, as well as some formidable alien overlords to help him. His armies are quite intimidating and powerful, even if the rampant CGI gets in the way. But Belial himself is the real star here. He's worse than ever, inside and out, and when he becomes a kaiju big enough to hold Zero in his claw...well, you'd better hope for that Deus ex Machina to get here sooner than later.

Trivia: -Originally, Arch Belial was going to be called Tyrant Belial, but it was changed to avoid confusion with Tyrant, one of the staples in the Ultra rogues gallery. Ironically, Tyrant would gain a form in future series called Belial Tyrant.

-Despite the sheer peril he put our heroes in, Arch Belial was something of a joke off-screen. He was originally pitched as being more humanoid and robotic, but that got scrapped, and the end result was actually insanely fragile to manipulate. And to top it off, the succeeding stage shows had him cast by a goddamn balloon.

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