Marvel’s Trials of Ultraman just ended with a heart-breaking betrayal from a character who has been an integral part of the franchise for years.
The conclusion of Marvel’s Ultraman saga has left the world reeling in confusion. While ULTRA and team USA have once again prevailed, a new kind of threat is emerging from within USPAC itself. To make matters worse, this villain is not just any old bad guy-he comes bearing an understanding of what our hero so desperately wanted to protect his home planet from ever since it was discovered that they shared the Earth with us humans all along!
In a shocking turn, Dan Moroboshi has just betrayed Shin in the worst way possible. The team of Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom are only one issue into the series, but they have already delivered on both action and intrigue with an unexpected betrayal from someone who was supposed to be trust-worthy.
Shin’s most recent mission to Iceland proved not only a triumphant success but also an infuriating defeat. Although the supporters of Professor Nokaido were saved, they left the scene still in disbelief at what Shin had done and accused him of being a hero. With his father openly denouncing these words, it leaves Shin feeling disillusioned with himself for having been so misguided since he has always put all that matters into saving other people instead of focusing on his own well-being first, especially when there is nobody else to turn to or rely on now more than ever before. But after taking some time alone with Ultra, who bonded with him during this trip from hell-one which would change both their lives forever-she helped guide her back into reality by reminding him.
As the Ultra reminds Shin that he will always be with him to face whatever comes next, Dan Moroboshi approaches. It’s immediately clear there is something urgent and dire on his mind as he stammers out apologies before reaching for one of Shin’s arms in a way that forces it back behind his head. The sound of fabric ripping confirms what has happened: Dan has just stripped away as much power from this Ultraman prince as possible—leaving no doubt about how serious things have become between them now. “
Dan Moroboshi is a fan favorite among Ultraseven fans and their dedication to the franchise has not gone unnoticed. Shin drained Dan’s energy and essence before revealing his true Ultra form-an homage to Tsuburaya Productions’ 1967 live-action series where he was Agent 340 of the Space Garrison, known as Ultraseven by human cast members.
Dan Moroboshi has been the same friendlier-than-average protagonist for decades, but he was always a hero. He literally just turned heel in his latest appearance to become an anti-hero after doing something that we’re not sure about. Is it possible that Dan’s new origin story will be revealed next?
Whatever Ultraseven is after, it’s hard to believe that Dan would play along with this scheme if he wasn’t truly desperate. Still, there are some interesting clues about why the character may be thinking in a certain way. Whoever wrote these chapters has put lots of effort into developing his personality and I can only imagine what comes next for him.
This recent change of character for Dan Moroboshi and Ultraseven is a villainous turn. Amidst these changes, hints at Ultra Q are emerging through the newest incarnation of this series, The Mystery of Ultraseven, set to be released next year.