Natarl UFO ナタール円盤

Natarl UFO
Natarl UFO

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Powers / Weapons

Flight; space travel; laser; absolute zero ray; mind control implant; disintegration ray

Appearances

Battle in Outer Space (1959)

Series // SHOWA

Sound Effect

Description

The main fighter of the Natarl, they were first seen by Space Station JSS3, when the UFOs were assaulting it. The station fired it's cannon at the attacking UFOs, but even though some of the shots were direct hits, they did nothing to them. The Natarl UFOs returned the favor by firing their lasers at the space station, blowing it up in seconds.

The UFOs were later the cause of a strange chain of events on Earth. This included manipulation of train tracks, freighters and attacks in Italy. Somehow, despite the increase of these incidents, the space crafts managed to go undetected. It wasn't until doctor Achmed said that Earth would become a colony of Natarl was a UFO seen by everyone. Achmed thought the UFO had come to pick him up, but it instead vaporized him.

The UFO activity remained quiet until the crews of the SPIPs, trying to bring the fight to the Natarl, landed on the moon. Searching the celestial body, the Natarl base was finally found. Wasting no time, the humans fired the Atomic Heat cannons at the base, damaging it. As the base became active, they retreated to their Moon All Terrain Vehicles and escaped. However, one of the vehicle's treads were frozen. Thinking fast, the crews of both SPIPs had to share one Moon All Terrain Vehicle, with the UFOs in pursuit. Upon getting back to the landing site, it was found that SPIP-1 had been destroyed by a mind controlled astronaut, Iwomura. Feeling guilty, Iwomura provided cover fire for the last Moon All Terrain Vehicle that was docking with SPIP-2. The astronaut shot down several UFOs with his Heat Ray Gun, but was killed when one of the UFOs hit him with its ray.

The UFOs were seen again when the Natarl had gathered up a large attack fleet to invade Earth. FFE Space Fighters were sent in to counter the attack, but ultimately failed. Almost all the FEE fighters were lost as the UFOs and mother ship entered Tokyo and leveled the city. Despite not stooping the assault, the did slow it down. Most of the UFOs had been annihilated by the FFE fighters except one. The last UFO was forced out of the sky from the large rays that fired from the Atomic Heat Cannons. It crashed into a hangar at the Tokyo Space Center. Shortly thereafter, the mother ship was too shot out of the sky by the Giant Heat Rays, ending the threat of the Natarl for good.


Powers / Weapons
Flight

Flight

The Natarl UFO was able to fly within the Earth's atmosphere.

The ship did this numerous times to attack humanity, although often did so covertly without being seen. An exception was when it came, in broad daylight, to dispose of Doctor Achmed.

   
Space Travel

Space Travel

The alien warships were able to quickly fly across space, making trips from the moon to Earth in order to attack humanity. Besides transportation, the crafts also provide able to dogfight in space against the FFE Space Fighters.

   
Laser

Laser

The alien UFO could fire off a laser in a variety of directions.

Although it appeared to be limited to firing one laser at a time, the beam could be fired from a number of different points on the front of the craft. In fact, it was seen firing the ray from the left, right and center of the UFO.

   
Absolute Zero Ray

absolute Zero Ray

The Natarl ship was able to release an invisible absolute zero ray.

This ray reduces the temperature of an object to absolute zero, removing the gravity and causing the object to levitate. This power was used multiple times while the ships were flying covertly over the Earth, including to lift a bridge to make a train crash.

   
Mind Control Implant

Mind Control Implant

The alien race could control humans through implanting a mind control device into a person's brain. This was done remotely by the crafts, witnessed when one was flying overhead with Iwomura below.

It would appear that controlling the humans, which was done through radio wave impulses, was actually a function of the Natarl Mother Ship. This is seen as when the Mother Ship was damaged the control over Iwomura was broken.

   
Disintegration Ray

Disintegration Ray

The Natarl UFO was able to fire a red, transparent ray from the bottom of the craft.

This was used twice against Doctor Achmed. The first time it appeared to leave him without harm, although he only walked into the red area emanating from the ship. The second time he was dematerialized, leaving a scorched mark on the ground.


Background and Trivia
  • The 2005 publication Godzilla: Toho Monster Picture Book (ISBN: 4092800525) lists an English name of "Natarl UFO" for the craft.
  • In the original storyboards, the Natarl attack the Earth's forces with land based vehicles on the moon. These vehicles, which were yellow and with antennas, did not make it into the final version and instead the Natarl UFOs appear during this sequence to attack Earth's forces. Seen in Godzilla & Toho - Tokusatsu Pictorial Sketch (ISBN: 9784798617442).