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Red Satan Nuclear Submarine
  Powers/Weapons: Able to dive to incredibly low depths; can launch torpedoes
First Appearance: Atragon (1963)
Series:  Showa  


In the heady days of the Cold War, both the United States and the Soviet Union were engaged in a never-ending arms race for supremacy on all fronts. Among one of the fronts waged in this war was in the deep dark depths of the ocean where advanced submarines armed with the latest technologies lurked for their respective governments, waiting for the order to attack one another.

However, in the early 1960s, all of that came to a halt as an underwater civilization called the Mu Empire emerged from the farthest depths of the Pacific Ocean. Claiming the world as once their own, they demanded that the nations of the world to surrender. Among one of their conditions was that they find Captain Hachiro Jinguji and stop him from working on a secret submarine project that he had started working on at the end of World War II.

After seeing the full-blown demonstration of the Mu Empire's might, the nations of the world deployed their navies and air forces to meet the threat. Among the weapons deployed was the Red Satan Nuclear Submarine. Based on the latest advances in submarine technology, the world considered the Red Satan the top of the line in naval warfare. Among the capabilities at its disposal were to dive to incredible depths as well as the standard capabilities to fire torpedoes.

Dispatched to find the Mu Empire, the Red Satan would get its chance soon enough as it detected a Mu Submarine on the surface. When the XO suggested that they attack, the Red Satan's captain reminded him that they had orders to find the main base of the Mu Empire. As the Mu Submarine descended back into the dark depths of the ocean, the Red Satan pursued at its best speed. Unfortunately, the submarine was soon diving well beyond its safety limits while the Mu Submarine seemed to have no problem at all. Unfortunately, it was too late, as the captain ordered the Red Satan to surface, one of the crewmembers reported that their diving systems were out of order. That was the last thought anyone could think of before the enormous water pressure of the Pacific Ocean crushed the submarine and it went up in a huge explosion. With its destruction, the authorities had no other present solution to deal with the Mu Empire and in desperation; a search began for Jinguji and his secret submarine.