Detragon デットラゴン

Detragon
Detragon

Height : 78 meters
Mass : 77,000 tons

Powers / Weapons

Red finger missiles

Appearances

Zone Fighter Episode 14 - Insane With Anger! The Garoga Boy's Squad (1973); Zone Fighter Episode 25 (cameo)

Series // SHOWA

Sound Effect

Description

Yet another of the Garogas' plans had been foiled. Beaten once more by the Zone Family, the Red Garoga fused with a silver grunt and together they gave rise to a new Terror-Beast: Detragon. Hikaru immediately transformed into Zone Fighter and battled the red-eyed menace. They traded physical blows, where the monster proved to be no match. Soon, it began to rely on its highly explosive finger missiles, but they traveled too slowly to be any real threat to the champion of Earth. He caught some of the airborne warheads and threw them back, causing Detragon to flee. Not allowing it to escape, Zone Fighter pressed his assault and fired his Meteor Slice Shot, severing the fusion monster's hands and rendering it nearly powerless. With nothing left up its sleeve, Detragon was vanquished soon after by Zone Fighter’s powerful Meteor Missile Might.


Powers / Weapons
Red finger missiles

Red finger missiles

From its four golden tubed fingers, Detragon can launch two pairs of highly explosive red missiles. Upon detonating, they blossom into fireballs that rival Detragon's own size. However, these missiles travel extremely slowly, slow enough for the likes of Zone Fighter to catch in mid-flight and throw back.

When not in use, the finger missiles remain stored in Detragon's body as the tubed fingers are used in melee combat, albeit not very effectively.


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. While its subtitle is listed as being "Missile Terror-Beast" (Japanese: ミサイル恐獣), it is merely referred to as "Terror-Beast" (Japanese: 恐獣) during its entrance in the show.
  • Its Japanese name is sometimes spelled as "Dedragon" (デッドラゴン, "Deddoragon") in various works, such as in the 1990 book All Kaiju Kaijin [First Volume] (ISBN: 4766909623) and in the 1998 publication '70s Tokusatsu Hero Complete Works (ISBN: 4257035331).
  • An exploding figure is featured in Episode 12 that bears an uncanny resemblance to Detragon, including having a similar face, body structure, two digits on each hand, and sporting bluish-silver parts. It's possible this model could have been a prototype design for Detragon, meaning it would have had a cameo appearance two episodes before its actual debut. However, there have been no sources to verify this model's identity.
  • Makes a cameo appearance in Episode 25 encased in a capsule, its design being somewhat modified. There is no mention whether this Detragon is a revived version of the one Zone Fighter previously fought, or if it is some kind of clone.