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Gomora (ゴモラ Gomora ) is a fictional kaiju from the tokusatsu television series Ultraman, and first appeared in the show's only two-part storyline, The Monster Prince (episodes 26-to-27). Gomora has since become one of the franchises' toughest and most popular monsters, returning in subsequent Ultra Series. Most notably as the leading beast of the 2008 program Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle and its 2009 follow-up.
Gomora's character subtitle is Ancient Monster (古代怪獣 Kodai Kaijū ), and has also been known by the name Gahora.
Gomora, a 150-million year old dinosaur, is from the Johnson Islands (a South Seas island, different from Johnson's Island). Standing, Gomora is 40 meters tall, 80 meters (262 feet) long, from head to tail, and weighs 20,000 tons. Having the same height as Ultraman Max, Gomora is extremely powerful. His strength is second to that of Zetton's. His massive body has dark brown skin, has huge horns on the sides of his head, a small horn on the nose, rough plates down the front torso, and a thick, powerful tail. Gomora has the power to burrow underground. Hence, the name "Gomora" was derived from "go mole". (Many have assumed that he was named after the ancient biblical city, Gomorrah.)
In the US English-dubbed version, Gomora was renamed "Gohora". He will also appear in Ultra Galaxy.
Professor Nakatani, aided by Science Patrol member Arashi (acting as his guard), goes on a scientific expedition to the Johnson Islands. They discover that the legendary monster Gomora is still alive, and Nakatani decides to bring the still-living monster to a museum for the World's Fair. The Science Patrol agrees to do this task, despite the utter illogic and danger of bringing a living monster to a largely populated city. Before the monster attacks them, Arashi tranquilizes the monster with the UNG Dart, and the Patrol airlifts the monster via nets with the Jet VTOL. However, the Monster awakes an hour early due to atmospheric changes between the island and the mainland and struggles to the point where the VTOL's have to release the nets, thus causing the monster to fall two kilometers to the ground. Enraged, Gomora goes on a rampage on Mount Rokkô (where he landed), and Ultraman, who comes to the rescue, is unable to stop the monster, and is beaten, much to everyone's shock. Even worse, somehow in the fight, the Beta Capsule is knocked free from wherever its stored in Ultraman and its retrieved by a kid nicknamed the Monster Prince due to his fascination with monsters.
When Gomora continues his rampage, Hayata of the Science Patrol uses the powerful Mars 133 gun, invented by Ito (Ide) to counter the second appearance of the Baltans, and succeeds in severing his tail. But the monster burrows under the ground in retreat, and later appears at Osaka Castle. The Patrol is ordered to save the castle at any cost, however Gomora smashes the castle. As the monster pursues Ide and Arashi, the child returns the Beta Capsule to Hayata. Hayata tells the kid to run and hide then uses the Beta Capsule to transform back into Ultraman. Ultraman saves the day, and Hayata rewards the Monster Prince by giving him his communicator-insignia and tells him to study hard and not obsess over monsters.
Like many other popular monsters, Gomora returns on many occasions to battle other Ultramen.
Ultra Fight Edit
This monster appeared a segment of Redman.
The 6 Ultra Brothers Vs. the Monster Army Edit
This monster appeared in the movie The 6 Ultra Brothers vs. the Monster Army.
In this film, Gomora has slept for ages until he was awoken by Hanuman's battle against four other monsters right above him. Aiding the monsters in battering Hanuman, Gomora incases Hanuman in a crystal sphere after he is beaten down by Tyrant, Astromons, Dustpan, and Dorobon. Shortly after capturing Hanuman, the Ultra Brothers appear, rescuing Hanuman and weakening Gomora, who burrows away for his own safety.
After the other monsters are killed, Gomora resurfaces and ambushes Ultraman and Hanuman, emitting a rainbow-colored ray of energy from his head crest to confuse the duo (which is mere stock footage taken from an episode of Return of Ultraman.) Eventually, the other five Ultra Brothers arrive and rescue Ultraman and Hanuman, using their finisher beams all at once on Gomora, knocking his rainbow-ray out of commission. Finally, after Gomora is viciously beaten down by all the other ultra brothers, he is sliced in half and killed by Hanuman's Hanu Weapon Slash.
When Gomora roars in the movie, it is the roar of Godzilla
Ultraman 80 Edit
This monster appeared in the series Ultraman 80, as Gomora II (ゴモラII Gomora Tū ).
After UGM made an alliance in an underground kingdom there was a ceremony celebrating the alignment of the planets. Before much could be done a second Gomora awakened from the negative energy of the Earth and came to the surface. As UGM failed to do anything to him, Ultraman 80 soon appeared. Even with Gomora II's seemingly limitless powers wearing him down, 80 didn't give up and used the Sakcium Beam to kill him with a direct blast to the forehead.
As opposed to the original Gomora's appearance, Gomora II has 2 head crests (his normal one and a second set underneath) and the rough plates on his torso extend out to his arms and legs. His eyes are beady and he is given several energy-based attacks.
Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero|Ultraman Powered Edit
This monster reappeared in the series Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero.
His role in this series was very reminiscent to how his role was in his original episode appearance. The only difference was that instead of being in Japan it took place in Los Angeles. Also after landing from falling from being transported he goes on a rampage looking for water. After a short and rather flimsy battle against Ultraman Powered, Gomora soon dies from dehydration. His body was soon put on display as a statue in a museum to be remembered.
Ultraman Max Edit
This Monster reappeared in the series Ultraman Max.
Gomora (as Gomorasaurus) are being experimented as a means of saving the species. They had survived extinction during the time of the dinosaurs but have become more wild and aggressive as time went on. DASH soon enounters one of the giant Gomoras and they note how incrediby durable it was to most of their attacks on it. Ultraman Max eventually shows up and after severing his tail, manages to destroy the giant Gomora and it's living tail.
In this series there are two different types of Gomoras: The Gomorasaurus, which were peaceful, nearly human-sized incarnations of the monster, and Gomoras which were gigantic and far more aggressive in behavior.
Ultraman Mebius Edit
This Monster reappeared in the series Ultraman Mebius.
In his initial episode appearance, Gomora is seen very briefly before "disappearing" shortly afterwards. After Ultraman Mebius defeated Red King in a short battle, Gadiba, a black entity created by Yapool emerged from Red King's body and transformed it into the Gomora that appeared before, the much stronger Gomora attacked and beat down the slightly weakened Ultraman Mebius but he was eventually destroyed by the combined forces of both Team GUYS and Ultraman Mebius.
Ironically, the same costume for Gomora in his appearance is the same exact one used in Ultraman Max, whether this is another Gomora of the same kind that appeared in Max or one of a different species is unknown.
Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle Edit
This Monster reappeared in the series Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle.
For the first time, Gomora stars as a heroic monster that belongs to a human Reiblood with amnesia known as Rei. After joining the ZAP SPACY crew, Rei uses Gomora to protect himself and the other members of the ZAP SPACY from other attacking monsters that pose a threat to them as well as a mysterious female Raybrad named Kate, who challenges Rei as a means of testing him and a black King Joe that hunt other monsters. Rei's other monsters that accompany Gomora is also Litra from Ultra Q and Eleking from Ultraseven. During the series finale, Rei transforms into Reimon and Gomora transforms into EX Gomora and defeats both Kate's Zetton and King Joe Black.
Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle: Never Ending Odyssey Edit
This Monster returns in the sequel series Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle: Never Ending Odyssey.
Much like the previous series, Gomora returns as the heroic main monster that belongs to the human Reiblood, Rei. Upon arriving on a new planet the ZAP SPACY is met with new threats including the mysterious but dangerous Reionyx Hunters who are pursuing them, a cocky, but tough human Reionyx known as Grande, and Aliens who also wield Battle Nizers just like Rei, as well as Rei seeing images of another giant.
In the beginning of the series, Rei experiences mental burst of rage and adrenline that drives him and Gomora into fighting. These anger outbursts gain him a more powerful but uncontrollable new form known as Burst Mode Reimon and Gomora as well is given a red scheme and becomes pumped with energy giving him the name: Reionic Burst Gomora. Eventually Rei learns to control this new power and uses it to his and Gomora's advantage.
Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie Edit
This Monster reappeared in the movie Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie.
Gomora once again takes center stage as the "hero" in this film adaptation to the above two series'. Gomora is the main monster of the series protagonist, Rei. He is commanded by Rei to assist Ultraman, Ultra Seven and Ultraman Mebius to defeat the evil Ultraman Belial. Gomora also clashes against some other monsters in the film such as Zaragas, and Black King.
During the climactic batle between the Ultras and Belial's monster army, Reimon goes into his Burst Mode after being struck by Belial himself and Gomora transforms into Reionic Burst Mode. Controlled by Belial due to his superior control over Reiblood energy, Reionic Burst Gomora attacks the Ultras and mortally wounds Ultraseven, until Reimon is knocked back to his senses by the returning ZAP SPACY crew and Gomora is called back for the other Ultras' safety. Gomora later returns, transforming into EX Gomora at the film's climax to assist the Ultras in defeating Belial and Beryudora.
Ultra Galaxy Legend Side Story: Ultraman Zero vs. Darklops Zero Edit
This monster reappeared in the prequel to Ultraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial.
In the prequel, Gomora fights a robot replica of himself named Mecha Gomora. Being constructed by the Salome Aliens from the data of Gomora himself, the robot proves to be too much for Gomora to handle and thus Gomora is called back for his safety while Ultraman Zero fights the doppelgänger.
Later on after retrieving his Battle Nizer after losing it, Rei (and another Reimon from an alternate universe) summons Gomora to attack the Alien Salome base and Gomora manages to destroy some of the Robot Ultra Brothers. A repaired Mecha Gomora is set to fight Gomora in the base and the two battle again, with Mecha Gomora having the advantage again. The odds worsen when an out-of-control Darklops Zero comes to assist Mecha Gomora in double-teaming Gomora. Luckily, Ultraman Zero returns as well to assist Gomora and even the odds. With the combined efforts of Rei and the alternate Reimon, Gomora manages to destroy Mecha Gomora.