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Gabara and Gabora - Villains of Dreams by earthbaragon Gabara and Gabora - Villains of Dreams by earthbaragon
All rightly, it's almost 3 AM right now…and I finally got my contribution to the :iconkaijuden: monthly art jam for the month of July. The kaiju in name for the contest is Gabara. A beast that is probably the least popular Godzilla monster in the entire series. Well……..second least. Minya is the first. :P And if any of you know me, you know that I can never do something simple. Especially when it comes to my own personal projects. And when I can, I make sure to expose all my fan’s and watchers to the wonderful world of Ultraman! So it should be no surprise that I put a couple of fellows to be paired up with the cat faced Oni monster. In retrospect I probably could have used more “logical” kaijus that dealt with dreams and what not. Like Gyango from Ultraman and the Crackler from Godzilla the Series. Oh well, I still like the Gabora twins. Monsters with only 1 letter different from the Toho monster. Gabara…..and Gabora………and Powered Gabora. So lets dive in and see what these things are.

Gabara is a monster that is from a child’s dreams in Godzilla’s Revenge. It is unknown if he is real or not. He has the ability to electrocute foes with his touch. He is strong, but will flee when he views that he is overmatched. But if you are weaker than him, than plan on entering a world of pain with this bully monster’s temper.

Gabora is your typical giant underground monster from the original Ultraman series. He devours uranium, which probably gives him his heat beam that he can shoot from his mouth. As I said, he can tunnel under the ground. Now what makes this guy stand out from all the Baragon wannabes (and Yes this monster was created from the Baragon suit), is he has a protective shell that can open and close around his head. Six individual plates that can come together and protect his head from harm. Though breaking these off causes the kaiju almost death like pain.

Power Gabora is the American update of the monster for their series Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero. Now this is one of the best revamps of monsters from the series. First off, they made him biped and gave him a way more gravel, rock like hide. The protect shell around his head is only 4 pieces and looks more like traditional bone . His hands have massive claws and his eyes are almost pure white. Think about it. This is an underground monster. His face is usually covered up by his shell. It’s world is perpetual darkness. It makes only sense that the creature’s eyesight would be horrible and the pupil would be severally underdeveloped. This Gabora still feeds on Uranium, but has no beam.

Should these beasts all come together in a massive battle, who shall win! My vote would probably be for the original Gabora. I mean the Powered Gabora looks great as hell, but he is slow and has no distance attacks. Gabara has no distance, but his electricity makes up for it. Though it’s effects seem not to be as strong to kill larger opponents (like Godzilla), than it is against smaller creatures like Minya. Gabora has massive size and weight to his advantage as well. I don’t see his shell doing anything though. If it was closed he would not be able to see his foes lol. So this really marks the first time in these illustrations of mine, where a Ultraman monster has the distinct advantage and possible win over it’s Toho counterpart.

On final note, as for the art piece itself….I wanted to capture a dream like feel. Make the background abstract with bright and intense colors and lights. But not so over convoluted that it takes away from the monsters. Simple fire effects against some clashing color. I gave Gabara a bit more kick with his electrical powers. I know they are blue in the movie, but his horn glowed purple! Godzilla’s spines glow blue and his breath is blue. Gabara’s power should follow the same logical conclusion. Purple horn is purple lightning. I got him towering over the Ultra beasts mainly cause it is his Art Jam. Only right that I put the bully on top.

Now I go to bed and bid you all a g’night and hope you enjoy the piece!
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:iconcomannderrx:
ComannderrX Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
Gabara...poor guy...
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kaedesasaki Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Artist
Too bad Gabara was the worst part of All Monster Attack
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Waaaaaaaa. Blasphemy :P You should say he was the only original part of All Monsters Attack :P Since he was part of the only new footage of kaijus in that film :)
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kaedesasaki Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Artist
He was original. But he sucks for picking on Minya though.
Also, he looked pretty friggin dumb
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Godzillakuj94 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Really nice job on this! I especially love your Powered Gabora!
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankx :) Your the only person to actually mention him in a review :)
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Godzillakuj94 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome, and I'm happy to be the first.
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The-Great-MM Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
LOVE IT. Gabara is one my favorites and easily one of the most underestimated kaiju in the Godzilla-dom. And Gabora is just f'n awesome.
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BehemothMaker Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
They all look pretty good.
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MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Another GJ.
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KaijuDuke Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Gabara, beater of children, Gamera's polar opposite XD

I kid I kid, but yeah, Gabara was one mean punk picking on Minya (you'd think most kaiju would know not to mess with the son of Godzilla, for survival's sake lol). Godzilla's Revenge is honestly the worst Goji film ever made in my opinion, mostly due to the over use of stock footage from other films. You drew Gabara very well though, nice touch with the lightning, and I like what ya did with Gabora as well, one of my fave Ultra Monsters actually
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really do not understand the love that Gabora gets. I mean yeah, he is simple in design with a cool twist with the shell. It might be just be because of that design. I mean it's not like the crap that came out of Ultraman Ace and Taro. This thing looked like a dinosaur......well....sorda.

Glad you liked the lightning. I was afraid I overdid it a weee bit, but I figure it is suppose to be a dream oriented picture. Might as well go all out. I should have put Goliath with him though. I mean he was a bully against Diagro. But...........I got a quirky little Diagro thing planned. Involves kaiju balloons ;) just let that sit for a minute lol.
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BehemothMaker Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Simple monsters are more easier to digest than complex ones.
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UltramanReddo Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist
I always wanted to see Gabora make a comeback to the Ultra Series.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would have thought he would have come back waaaay before Magular. Maybe one day he will. I would like to see if they can do the head shell pieces better though.
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Awessome work on them
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankye. Figured the lightning would catch some people's eyes :)
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Theriscythe Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Awesome. Gabora is so cool. I do not understand why he was not in Ultra Galaxy. He looks so cool, and is one of the few beasts from the original ultraman remaining that I could see return easily. He was also the 2nd Ultraman beast I ever found on the internet, and I loved him from the start. Your artwork is great as ever.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He was suppose to be in one of the Zero/Galaxy movies, but got cut. I imagine that he will eventually find his way back to the franchise. They can just modify the Neronga suit for it. Not like it would be the first time they have recently revamped a suit for another monster. Though I would opt for one of the Powered mode. I know they have the rights to the Great and Powered Monsters....maybe one one day they will bring them back. And maybe the Great monsters will have a bit more detail and the Powered monsters will be able to freaking move faster than a snail! :P But that is a pipe dream :( I shall never see Bogun again *runs off crying*
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Theriscythe Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
It's okay. We all miss Bogun. He was truly a great Kaiju.
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Onore-Otaku Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet! Love the electric effect!
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankx. Though I just realized that I had the effect sitting under my ink lines so I fixed that just now :P I knew something was off last night, but it was 3 AM and my brain was not making that connection. Just a little experimenting. Hopefully this stuff will give a bit more life to my pieces lol.
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