Spyler スパイラー

Spyler
Spyler

Height : 85 meters
Mass : 80,000 tons

Powers / Weapons

Claws; blinding chest lights

Appearances

Zone Fighter Episode 4 - Invasion! The Giant Garoga Army - Enter Godzilla (1973); Zone Fighter Episode 12 (cameo)

Series // SHOWA

Sound Effect

Description

Posing as a childhood friend of Hotaru's, "Sachio" is soon revealed as an impostor sent by the Garoga. When Wargilgar is sent on a rampage, Zone Fighter arrives to eliminate the beast once and for all, but a failed trap from earlier rendered Zone Fighter's right arm out of commission. After being shot by Hotaru, the faux-Sachio transforms into a silver Garoga and takes on the now-transformed Zone Angel and Zone Junior simultaneously. Despite the best efforts of the heroic siblings, their violent enemy becomes the Terror-Beast Spyler and assists Wargilgar in its dark campaign. Wargilgar shoots down Zone Fighter, while Spyler emits bright flashes of light from its chest, successfully blinding the titanic hero every time he attempts an assault.

Spyler vs. Zone FighterThe two space creatures sadistically knock Zone Fighter around, taking great joy in his terrible suffering. Just when it seems as though the end of the mighty warrior is at hand, Godzilla arrives on the scene. Summoned by Zone Angel and Zone Junior, the towering reptile swiftly denies the terrible twosome the ability to finish their fell errand. Godzilla fells Spyler and tears off its back crest, inflicting unbearable pain. With backup, Zone Fighter finally begins to put an end to this skirmish. While Godzilla sets Wargilgar ablaze, Zone Fighter deals with Spyler. With his belt buckle at yellow, Zone Fighter becomes aware of just how little time he has left. Battling Spyler in hand-to-hand combat, Spyler eventually finds himself too stunned to counter.

Calling upon his Meteor Missile Might attack, Zone Fighter blasts several explosives into Spyler's body. The beast lets out a final cry of agony before it falls. Unwilling to risk any further horror, Zone Fighter rushes forward, picking up this cruel beast who dared to masquerade as an old family friend. Heaving the creature and summoning a huge burst of energy, Zone Fighter fires his Meteor Proton Beam, reducing the bizarre menace to nothing more than raining chunks of flesh.


Powers / Weapons
Claws

Claws

Splyer comes equipped with two clawed hands, which it uses in melee combat against Zone Fighter. Despite being small, they are still capable of grabbing the lithe hero, and can also be used as blunt-force objects, knocking Zone Fighter to the ground with ease.

   
Blinding chest lights

Blinding chest lights

From the numerous circular bulbs adorning its chest and mid-section, Spyler can generate intense flashes of light, the orange sockets leaking a small plume of smoke after the lights are used. It used these flashes to temporarily stun Zone Fighter, allowing the Terror-Beast to gain the upper hand in battle.


Background and Trivia
  • According to Toho Special Effects: All Kaiju Illustrated Encyclopedia, its place of birth was on the planet Garoga Baron (Japanese: ガロガバラン星), the homeworld of the Garoga aliens. Its subtitle is also listed as being "Laser Terror-Beast" (Japanese: レーザー恐獣).
  • Appears in a very brief flashback sequence at the beginning of Episode 12 with several other Terror-Beasts that had seen defeat at the hands of Zone Fighter.
  • Is one of three monsters to appear in the opening sequence of the show, next to Red Spark and Jikiro, even after the intro is updated starting with Episode 14.