“Before the King of Mons”

Films: Ultraman Tiga and Ultraman Dyna: Warriors of the Star of Light (1998)

Alias: Geranda (Space Winged Bone Beast), Deathfacer (Prometheus, Computer Devil), the Monera (Queen Monera)

Type: Alien (Man-Made for Deathfacer)

Location: Eldritch location/Civilized Area

Height/Weight: Ranges from that of an average human (the Monera) to that of 258 meters and 1,080,000 kilograms (Queen Monera)

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: Yes, we know that this film came out before the King of Mons made his debut. But here, we rank monsters within the same year based on how much we like them. But not to this film's detriment, of course! Just think of this as a cool prequel.

History: While fighting a formidable monster in the form of Geranda, Ultraman Dyna found it was unexpectedly destroyed by a large spaceship known as Prometheus. It was made by the higher-ups of Super GUTS to gather information and use it for combat prowess, including that of Dyna. Bad move, as it turns out that the alien race of Monera have come to take over, and promptly take over the ship, turning it into the fearsome Deathfacer as they plot their next move and overwhelm Dyna.

Notable Kills: Nothing special

Final Fate: After a disastrous first round, Dyna activates Strong Type mode to throw Deathfacer off and destroy him. However, the Monera manage to merge together to make Queen Monera, trapping Dyna and putting him near death. But wait! The faith of the people manages to summon Ultraman Tiga, and after Dyna is freed, the two manage to tear Queen Monera apart and blow her up. The day is saved!

Powers/Abilities: Geranda has a tough bony hide and can shoot energy balls. Deathfacer knows all of Dyna's moves (for a time), and can fire a grappling clamp, a gattling laser gun, has a reflector shield, and houses in his chest the Neo Maxima Cannon, which is capable of reducing a whole island to a scorched nothing. The Monera can merge to form their queen, as well as control minds, and as the Queen, fire electricity and shoot a buster beam into the air that turns into a deadly rain.

Weakness: Beings of equal or greater strength. Also, Queen Monera is ridiculously immobile.

Scariness Factor: 4-Standard kaiju stuff, but Deathfacer is a sight for not only his intimidating red face, but the fact that he almost killed Dyna. Then again, Queen Monera came closer, and has a horrific nightmare face on top of that. Without the Ultras, these monsters could have taken over the world easily.

Trivia: -The Monera are a reference to the Alien Chibu, an antagonist from the "Ultraseven" series.

-A later Ultraman monster, the formidable Beatstar, was made from the original suit for Deathfacer.

Image Gallery

The team-up a few people back in the day asked for.

The evils of terrible CGI come to life!

Give it out for team Cannon Fodder!

The guy who almost killed an Ultraman and he's not even sticking around for the final battle.

Biollante called. She wants her fame back.