Alien Balbalu (ババルウ星人 Babaruu Seijin ) is a race of alien creatures originally featured in the 1974 tokusatsu TV series, Ultraman Leo(Urutoraman Reo,1974).Alien Balbalu appeared in Episodes 38. Subtitle: Darkness Alien (暗黒星人 Ankoku Seizin ).
Ultraman Leo Edit
His height is around 2 - 56 Meters tall.
Alien Balbalu was a cunning alien with a vendetta against the Ultra Brothers. The first part of his revenge involved capturing and freezing Ultraman Leo's brother, Astra to steal his identity. Upon which, Balbalu (disguised as Imitation Astra) raided the Ultra Tower in the Land of Light, stealing the Ultra Key. With the Ultra Key in hand, the Ultra Brothers falling for his disguise as Astra, and with the Land of Light on a collision course with Earth, Alien Balbalu's plan was nearly complete.
While on earth disguised as Astra, a brawl between both the Ultra Brothers, Ultraman Leo, and Imitation Astra broke out until Ultraman King descended from the sky and destroyed Balbalu's disguise. Alien Balbalu quickly fled from the Ultra Brothers, who were forced to leave him in order to try to save as many lives as possible from the Land of Light's collision. With the Ultra Key useless now that it was snapped in half. It seemed Alien Balbalu's plan would succeed now that the planet he hated would be destroyed. During the commotion, Leo soon discovered where his true brother was located after an S.O.S. was sent by him. It was revealed that Astra was frozen in a Block of Ice and abandoned in the universe after Alien Balbalu stole his identity so he could masquerade as him.
Releasing his brother, Leo and the real Astra returned to Earth and spliced the Ultra Key back together again. Alien Balbalu soon noticed Astra's return and tried to stop him from returning the key to the Land of Light. Ultraman Leo and MAC managed to hold Balbalu off so Astra could retrieve the Key and return it to the Land of Light just in time. With his plan ruined, Balbalu and Leo fought with Leo manhandling the alien with his superior martial arts skills until the color timer-like device on Balbalu's chest started flashing. Ultraman Leo then struck Balbalu in the chest with the Leo Kick, sending a shower of sparks flying from the alien's chest before falling to the ground, dying in a huge explosion. With the Ultra Key restored, the Land of Light soon returned to its rightful place in Nebula M78.
Imitation Astra Edit
To exact his revenge on the Ultras, Balbalu disguised himself as an Imitation of Ultraman Leo's Brother, Astra. After capturing the real Astra and freezing him into a block of ice, Balbalu (in disguise) stole the Ultra Key, an object that kept the Land of Light in orbit around were its dead sun once stood and is capable of firing a shot strong enough to destroy an entire planet in one hit. Before he could escape the planet however, Imitation Astra was attacked by Ultraman. Although Ultraman was able to overpower him, the doppelgänger escaped the planet, both tricking the Ultra Brothers to believe Astra had betrayed them, and setting their planet on a collusion course with Earth.
Upon landing on Earth, Imitation Astra used Gen's heart to trick Leo into protecting him due to them (Leo and "Astra") being the only surviving members of his race. Gen was unable to believe that "Astra" was responsible for what has happened, but Dan knew what had really happened (thanks to the Ultra Brothers for forewarning him.) and he used his Ultra Will Power on the doppelgänger so the Ultra Key could be recovered. Gen however had fallen for Balbalu's ruse and fought with Dan while Imitation Astra was left to fight off Zoffy, Ultraman, Jack, and Ace. Gradually the Ultra Brothers began overwhelming Imiation Astra, prompting him to call Leo to help him.
Transforming into Ultraman Leo to come to his "brother’s" aid, Leo tried to talk some sense into The Ultra Brothers and Imitation Astra, whom all refused as they couldn’t wait any longer due to the collusion of the Land of Light being nearly upon them. With no other option, the Ultra Brothers now had to attack Leo and "Astra" to retrieve the Ultra Key. After a short brawl between each Brothers, The Ultra Brothers fired weakened versions of their signature weapons, with Imitation Astra using Leo as a shield to protect himself. With Leo weakened by the blasts. Imitation Astra prepared to use the Ultra Key’s devastating power on the Ultra Brothers to destroy them. Luckily, they were saved by Ultraman King, whom had arrived to stop the alien's plan by spliting the Ultra Key in half. Ultraman King then fired a beam of energy at Imitation Astra, destroying the disguise and revealing Alien Balbalu's true face.
Ultraman Mebius Edit
This Alien reappeared in the series Ultraman Mebius.
In this series, another one of Alien Balablu's kind appears on Earth, this time disguised as Ultraman Hikari previous form, Tsurugi. Appear one night, "Tsurugi" began attacking buildings in Tokyo. Much to the Surprise of Team GUYS. Knowing the truth behind Tsurugi/Ultraman Hikari's past, Mirai transformed into Ultraman Mebius to confront whoever this alien was. Mebius quickly noticed that this Tsurugi had a Knight Brace of his own whereas Ultraman Hikari gave his Knight Brace to Mebius before leaving earth. Knowing that this Tsurugi was an imposter, Mebius demanded his identity. Instead, both Mebius and the imposter Tsurugi had a quick battle before the imposter fled.
The next night, the real Ultraman Hikari returned to Earth to confront the fake Tsurugi. After Ultraman Hikari and Imitation Tsurugi briefly fought, the faker flew off leaving Hikari to take the blame, even for GUYS. The imposter appeared the next day, and GUYS brought Hikari with them to attack it. Hikari assumed his Ultraman form, and the two fought once more. After Ultraman Mebius returned his Knight Brace to him, Hikari soon revealed the imposter's true identity of Alien Balbalu to everyone. With that, Hikari then called upon the power of Aabu, and thus his Tsurugi armor returned. Alien Balbalu was no match for the real Tsurugi and was destroyed by his Aabu Knight Shot.
Ultraman Mebius Side Story: Hikari Saga Edit
In this side story, Alien Balbalu's story is explained for why he appeared on Earth.
After receiving an Ultra Sign by Ultraman Mebius on the Planet Aabu, Ultraman Hikari went to ivestigate why Mebius was on the planet. Upon landing on the Planet's surface, Hikari was attacked by Mebius himself, but Hikari wasn't afraid to fight back knowing it was an imposter. Then after taking the form of Hikari's old shelf; Tsurugi. The imposter revealed that he plans to come to Earth and destroy Hikari's heroic reputation, and the two engaged in battle again. After winning the brief battle, Balbalu revealed his real face and used his freezing breath to freeze Hikari within a block of ice. Alien Balbalu offered Ultraman Hiakri the chance to be his slave in order to live, but Hiakri still denied prompting Balbalu to abandon him in his current state. Then, the spirits of Aabu returned to Hikari, granting him new power, in the form of Tsurugi's armor! Returning to fight Balbalu, Balbalu was no match for Tsurugi's new power. Before retreating however, Balbalu claimed he'd get revenge (which would be seen in Ultraman Mebius.)
Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle: Never Ending Odyssey Edit
This Alien reappeared in the series Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle: Never Ending Odyssey.
In this series, Alien Balbalu was a Reionyx who controlled the monster Antlar. He used Antlar's power to bring down the Dragon Coaster out of sadistic pleasure and he even orders Antlar to kill the Captain of the ZAP SPACY, even after noting he was not a Reionyx. However, Balbalu and Antlar were confronted by Burst-Mode Reimon and his Gomora who were in the area. Engaging Burst-Mode Reimon in battle, Balbalu ordered Antlar to attack. The battle was clearly at a stand-still, but often favored to Antlar's tough armor, to which Balbalu relished in his proposed victory. However, Balbalu’s confidence quickly vanished as Gomora transformed into Reionic Burst Gomora. After Gomora beat down and nearly killed Antlar by tearing off the monster's pincers, the mortally weakened Balbalu called back Antlar and fled, never to be seen again.
Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie Edit
This Monster reappeared in the movie Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie.
Alien Balbalu is one of Ultraman Belial's 100 Monster Army. He was seen teaming up with Alien Magma, Alien Nackle, and Dada to kill Rei while the Ultras and Rei's monsters fought Ultraman Belial's other monsters, but Rei transformed into Reimon and killed his attackers in short order.