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Zoffy (ゾフィー Zofī ) is a fictional alien superhero featured in the Ultra Series. He first appeared in the final episode of Ultraman (Episode 39, "Farewell, Ultraman"), thus becoming the very second Ultra-Being from the Land of Light in the Nebula M78 to appear on Earth after Ultraman himself.
- Height: 45 meters
- Weight: 45,000 tonnes
- Age: 25,000 Earth years old
- Flying Speed: Mach 10
- Running Speed: 650 kilometers per hour
- Swimming Speed: 300 knots
- Jump Ceiling: 450 meters
- Physical Strength: can lift a 160,000-ton tanker
- Occupations: Captain of the Space Garrison; usually in charge of the Nebula M25 Office
- Hobby: Gymnastics
- Family Structure:
- Home Planet: The Land of Light, Nebula M78
Body Characteristics & Powers & Devices
- Heart Mark: Other pocket of decorations for distinguished repair on his strong.
- Ultra Flash: Six pocket of decorations on his both shoulders timer is conferred upon the director of the earth garrison.
- M87 Beam (M87ビーム M87 Bīmu ): Zoffy's deadliest energy attack, with a reputation in the Land of Light as the hottest beam on record, giving off 870,000° of heat. The "M" stands for Miracle. There are two versions: an "Alpha-Type", in which Zoffy places both his hands at his Color Timer in a ridge position, and blasts a white beam from his right hand, and a "Beta-Type", in which Zoffy has his arms in a "L" pose, and then blasts a reddish-silver "fire"-mayor beam, much like Ultraman Ace's Metalium Ray.
- Z Beam (Z光線 Zetto Kōsen ): A red lightning beam shot from the fingers of both hands. Used on Birdon.
- Ultra Frost (ウルトラフロスト Urutora Furosuto ): A freezing mist fired from both hands. Used to preserve the body of Ultraman Taro, who had been killed by Birdon.
- Ultra Mist Slash (ウルトラ霞斬り Urutora Kasumi Giri ): A hand slash.
- Ultra Twinkle Way (ウルトラトゥインクルウェイ Urutora Tuinkuru Wei ): A road of light that transports objects in space. Used to transport the body of Ultraman Taro, who had been killed by Birdon, back to Ultra Planet.
- Teleportation (テレポーテーション Terepōtēshon ): In Episode 23 of Ultraman Ace, Zoffy used this power to transport Yūko Minami to the dimension to which Seiji Hokuto had been taken, allowing the two to form Ultraman Ace, so that Ace was able to fight Yapool.
- Ultra Cross Guard (ウルトラクロスガード Urutora Kurosu Gādo ): In the movie Ultraman Zoffy: Ultra Warriors vs. the Giant Monster Army, Zoffy crossed his arms to defend himself against a sudden assault from a spaceship. After that, he counterattacked with a red A-Type M87 Beam that vaporized the spaceship.
- Ultra Charge (ウルトラチャージ Urutora Chāji ): While on Planet Golgoda, Zoffy, Ultraman, Ultra Seven, and Ultraman Jack gave some of their energy to Ultraman Ace, allowing him to destroy Ace Killer with the Space Q attack.
- Ultra Reverse (ウルトラリバース Urutora Ribāsu ): A special technique used by the Six Ultra Brothers, in which they manipulate the conscience and behavior of humans that they possess. In Episode 34 of Ultraman Taro, the Ultra Brothers merged with ZAT members, and then with a six-member volleyball team practicing in the neighborhood, to hide from Alien Temperor.
- Beta Capsule (ベーターカプセル Bētā Kapuseru ): The same type as Ultraman's Beta Capsule. In Episode 39 of Ultraman, Zoffy used it to separate Hayata from Ultraman.
- Ultra Converter (ウルトラコンバーター Urutora Konbātā ): When Ultraman Ace was fighting Gilon and Aribunta, Zoffy gave this cross-shaped bracelet to Ace, replenishing his stamina and boosting his power.
- Ultra Magic Ray (ウルトラマジックレイ Urutora Majikku Rei ): A polyhedron-shaped item that emits a high amount of energy. In Episode 35 of Ultraman Ace, Zoffy used this to evaporate an entire lake in Ultraman Ace's fight against Dreamguiras.
Zoffy is Ultraman's chief in the Land of Light and upon his first appearance was referred to as "Commander" by the hero. When Ultraman became desperate in his tough fight against Zetton, Zoffy came to Earth to rescue him. While he arrived too late to help Ultraman battle the creature or to fight it himself (as the Science Patrol destroyed Zetton before his arrival), he was able to save his subordinate's life by temporarily separating him from his human host so he could be treated properly at their homeworld. In Ultraman Fighting Evolution 3, if certain conditions are met, Zoffy arrives in time to confront Zetton after Ultraman is defeated and succeeds in destroying him.
Zoffy would appear many times during the various Ultra Series, normally to help combat a dire threat. He was not always so lucky in these appearances, being killed on a few occasions and having to be rescued himself. One example was when Ultraman Taro was killed by the monster Birdon, he returned Taro to the Land of Light and then fought Birdon himself. While he was capable of hurting the monster, Zoffy was eventually overpowered and killed but later recovered by a revived Taro and returned to the Land of Light to be healed himself. Over the years, more information was learned about Zoffy, such as the various metallic studs on his shoulders and chest being medals of honor and that while the superior of many of the Ultras (including Ultraman Taro, Ultraman Ace and Ultraman), Zoffy himself reports to the Father of Ultra.
As captain of the Ultras, he was responsible for sending many Ultras to Earth to defend it. He has never taken a human form (like Ultraseven did) or taken a human host (like many Ultras, including the original Ultraman did), until the end of the series featuring Ultraman Mebius, where he and Shingo Sakomizu (サコミズ シンゴ Sakomizu Shingo ), Commander of the new Crew GUYS, merged and participated in the final battle against Alien Empera, combining the power of his M78 Beam with Mebius Phoenix Brave's Mebium-Knight Shot to severely injure Alien Empera so Mebius could finish the evil alien off. He generally borrows a human's form on occasions when he needs to meet with his fellows as humans.
Apparently strict and somewhat humorless, Zoffy takes his job very seriously, as demonstrated when he threatened to use his authority to strip Ultraman Taro of his position for various offences.
Theme song- Ballad of Zoffy
Toru Fuyuki originally composed a calm, serene, and haunting theme for Zoffy to be inserted in scenes in Ultraman Ace where he appeared. It was inserted, but a vocal track was supposed to be dubbed over the instrumental piece. However, it wasn't recorded until much later, when Ichirou Mizuki recorded the vocal track for a special CD released in conjunction with Ultraman's 30 Anniversary.
In his own "movie" released in 1984, Zoffy is a narrator to the audience. He starts by telling the viewer that monsters are awakening on earth and then sends Ultraman and his other brothers to deal with them. This leads to old footage from the old Ultraman series being shown. Every Ultraman from the original all the way to Ultraman 80 has at least one battle shown. Conveniently they use old footage of when the other Ultras came down to assist each other in order to make the story believable. Some classic fights include Ultraman Vs Gomora, Ultraseven Vs King Joe, Jack Vs Alien Nackle and Black King, Ace Vs Aribunta and the 6 Ultra Brothers Vs Alien Temperor.
His next film appearance would be in the film, Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy. Zoffy (as well as all the other citizens of M78) face off against the evil Ultraman Belial to prevent him from taking the Plasma Spark, M78's artificial sun. Zoffy however is overpowered and defeated by Belial and is then frozen with the rest of the citizens of M78 after Belial succeeds in stealing the Spark. Luckily, he and the planet's inhabitants are restored to their former selves once Ultraman Zero returns the spark at the film's ending.