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Ultraman: Zarab Seijin Strikes by earthbaragon Ultraman: Zarab Seijin Strikes by earthbaragon
This is the first of the kaiju pieces that I am doing for all the people that participated in my Ultraman Tyrant Contest. :icondayheart: wanted the Evil Alien, Zarab Seijin.

Zarab Alien is a dangerous being that hails from the deepest regions of space. He first appeared in the original Ultraman television series. In “A Brother from Another Planet” , Zarab tried to take over the planet Earth by first gaining it’s trust. He rescued a damaged Spaceship of the humans, as well as dispelled a toxic smoky mist that was blanketing the city. He claimed that he was an older brother to humanity. Someone that would watch over them. Unbeknownst to Earthlings, it was Zarab who damaged their spaceship in the first place. And it was also the alien that created the deadly smog as well. Hayata saw through the creatures scheme though. But before he could act, the alien carried out the final piece of his plan. By taking on the form of Ultraman, he attacked the city. Zarab sought to turn the world against it’s red and silver savior. But the real Ultraman soon showed up and battled his fake brother. In the end, Ultraman destroyed the cunning alien Zarab with a shot from his Specium beam.

Zarab would not show up again until the Ultraman Mebius and Ultraman Brothers film. In this film, the alien formed a fellowship with other aliens in order to conquer the planet Earth. Together with Temperor, Guts, and Nackle, they sought to raise the imprisoned Yapool and U-Killersaurus that was trapped in Kobe Bay. The aliens were defeated but not before they succeeded in raising the giant demon from the ocean. But Mebius and his brothers were able to defeat the monster.

Zarab’s only other important appearances was in Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend the Movie. In here, Zarab disguises himself as a fake Ultra in order to gain access to Ultraman Belial’s prison. He had in tow, the Giga Battle Nizer, (a weapon that he found in the Ultraman Mebius Ghost Rebirth special). The weapon is a giant black staff that can hold the souls of vanquished monsters. The alien defeats the guards and frees the vile Belial. In gratitude, the evil Ultra uses the Battle Nizer and blasts Zarab into dust with it’s incredible power.

Zarab has had a few other appearances but really they were pointless and can be glanced over. What I laid out is really the most important tales of his existence. The alien in his original series could shoot missiles out of his fingertips, fly, and transform into a fake Ultra. In the newer versions he can still fly, but has the ability to shoot purple energy out of his hands. As well as turn into a fake Ultra. His energy bolts look cool and all but it is nothing in strength when you compare it to a typical Ultra’s Specium beam. All in all Zarab is a very cool seijin that I am glad got a chance to come back. With his ability to be like a chameleon, it does lend a lot of potential to stories with him. He is an average fighter mainly cause he tries to rely on tricks to win his battle. I based this piece off of the new suit of him, and also gave him his energy attack in order to show how much of a badass he is :)
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RoyalCanterlot-RPS Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Awsome drawing! Hey can i use this as a profile picture for my version of Zarab? I'll give proper credit and all that stuff. i'll link you to it when its complete
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Ookami-kun02 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome alien... but looks so much like a potato in tin foil..

Anyway, nicely done on this! You most certainly got the badass look you were going for! owo)b
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Shnurbinator Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool!
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankx. I know it is not going to be a popular piece cause it is after all just an alien and not some giant lizard monster :) But I am glad to read the comments that people did like it though :)
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BehemothMaker Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Looking very good there.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankx :) Hopefully the other 5 commissions will looks even better ;)
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BehemothMaker Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Welcome

I'm sure they will look very good
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Dayheart Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice~! :D

hopefully the Zarab's origin planet don't have many evil schemers, many of the bad Zarabs fell under a specium beam. 3 exactly :D

thanks for this lovely piece :D like it very, very much~! :D
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome. It turned out a lot better than I thought. It was original just going to be him in that stance with palms open pointing to the viewer. Lasers were a last minute thing. And I think it really helped out the piece a lot. I don't know what it is about purple and whites but I just love blending those colors to neat effects :)
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MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Another GJ.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankx. I tried to do something a bit different. Really working on my poses. Now I am trying to get some sketches done to work on a Crow Mst3K drawing. Just trying to figure out how I can pose him with 6 other robot related things. Kinda hard since he is not as small and simple as Servo. He has to have those giant ass legs.
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MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
(laugh) Even those long arms.
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KaijuDuke Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Awesome pic! I loved this guy from the show, a crafty monster who could go toe to toe with Ultraman (love the monsters who put up a really good fight)
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He was one of the better and more streamlined of the Seijins of old that is for sure. I am glad he has comeback in a good fashion. Well..........not counting his joke embarassment that was Ultra Galaxy Neo.
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KaijuDuke Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Yeah, while I'm not so familiar with the later Ultra series (still working on Ultraseven lol), it is a pet peeve of mine when classic monsters/villains with a long history behind them are brought back only to make newbies look more powerful, especially if the victim in question was portrayed as being a truly serious threat previously (why not give them a proper sendoff if ya really have to take that route?)

I mean, I guess it depends on a case by case basis, like Ebirah's & Kamacuras' easy defeat by Godzilla in Final Wars was fine (neither of them were really major powerhouses in the world of kaiju), but it was kinda sad to see Rodan, Anguirus, & King Caesar get pwned. Granted, the three of them did better than most of the other kaiju in the film, & it WAS Godzilla they were facing (& I'm glad he won of course), but all three of them had been treated with far greater levels of respect in past films as either worthy rivals to or tag team partners of Godzilla.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is always a time tested thing in Japan to bring back characters in order to show how strong someone is. Cell getting owned by Pykon, Silverging getting destroyed by Neosaurus, and a Gyoas getting chopped up by a Gurion.
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Onore-Otaku Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great rendition of the nefarious villain. Man this would look awesome in 3-D!
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankx. I actually got the pose idea from watching Dragonball Z a week ago. The new movie Battle of the Gods kinda got me in the mood and there was this scene where Goku has his sumo leg stance with his arms all pushed forward, palms out. So I figured why not try it out. Laser were a last minute idea. Just made since to give him something cool with his badass pose ;P
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The-Great-MM Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
You keep getting better and better and better.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankx :) Hopefully that is a trend I can continue.
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UltramanReddo Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Zarab Seijin....Good choice of an Ultraman alien.
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's science-fiction and fantasy. You always have to have a dark mirror image of the hero. It's classic writing. I wanted to put the fake ultra in there, but I figured if I am going to do these pieces in a more timely manner I need to cut them down in scope a bit.
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spacezillazon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well and incredibly detailed,colored.good pose.so this guy and other kind of race can ma themselves look like fake ultra's but I can't remember what the 2nd guy alien is called.

most impressive
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When you say 2nd alien guy...are you talking about a 2nd alien that has the ability to take on the form of a fake Ultraman?
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spacezillazon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah that's right and the 2nd alien guy that can turn into a fake ultraman was in ultraman mebius but I don't know what he's called or look like but I know he's in an episode
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UltramanReddo Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Did he have weird blonde hair? It was probably Babalou Seijin.
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spacezillazon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah okay thanks
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Babalou seijin when he transformed in Fake Tsurugi. Hunter Knight Tsurugi is the older form of Ultraman Hikari.
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spacezillazon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks that's the one I was wanting to know
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