Kaiju Red King!

Red King!

First Appearance:

The fiendish ‘Reddo Kingu’ or ‘Red King’ first appears in 1966’s ‘Ultraman: Episode 8’.

The crazed kaiju is discovered on a remote Pacific Island… full of other giant monsters and perils for the Science Patrol.

At the start of the episode, a team of four people are dispatched to the island for a scientific research mission…unaware of the dangers that await. Shortly after their arrival, all but one of the doomed scientists will be killed by the freakish residents. The surviving scientist will be saved and cared for by a friendly, human sized kaiju, named Pygmon…
aka Garamon from Ultra Q
Some people call me Garamon

Without a doubt, the most fearsome resident of this island is our 150 ft. tall subject…Red King. In this action packed episode we find out that Red King seems to be quite territorial as well, as the temperamental beast will attack any other monster that comes near him!

First battle: Red King defeats kaiju Chandler…first by ripping off one of the monster’s wings, then pelting it in rage with the wounded beast’s own detached limb… and some boulders…as the dying kaiju flees.

Next contest: Kaiju Magara, who narrowly escapes Red King by burrowing in the ground, but is later killed by the Science Patrol.

Finally, In a sad twist, the benevolent Kaiju Pygmon is crushed and killed by boulders… thrown by the enraged Red King. Little Pygmon dies in an act of self sacrifice…trying to distract Red King from the Science Patrol.

Ultraman will engage Red King in the final moments of the show, tossing him about mercilessly… but, in the end… Ultraman will only succeed in knocking Red King out cold.
Why am I so angry?

Red King II:

We’ll see the unsightly monster rear it’s tiny head again in ‘Ultraman: Episode 25’.

Early on, we find out that the mighty Red King II is now even more lethal… he has swallowed an Atomic Weapon! This encore appearance also sees Red King terrorizing two more kaiju…Dorako & Gigas.

A massive three-way battle is witnessed! …First to lose it’s limbs (wings), by the hand of the green menace, will be Dorako. Gigas will escape death from Red King by fleeing, but again…Gigas will be slain later by the Science Patrol.

Ultraman has his hands full fighting the Atomic Red King…but in the end, Ultraman finally cuts the monster down to size (in thirds to be exact) by using his energy beams. The head/neck of Red King will be flown into space where the Atomic Weapon inside it detonates without harm.

You can see other incarnations of this popular kaiju resurrected in quite a few of the various ‘Ultra’ series episodes that come later on as well.

The brash Red King is definitely a favorite kaiju of mine. The battles which feature him are some of the funnest to watch in the first Ultraman Series!

Click the ‘Kaiju Art Collection‘ Red King above to see him full size!

…and check out the original Ultraman on DVD to see the green behemouth in action!

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