Real Name: Unknown
Occupation: Defender of Earth
Affiliations: Nebula 71, Metanodon, Comet Mask
Enemies: Dr.Gori, Hedoron, Rah, Bakuraa, Zeron, Modanechiyuudon, Gareron
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Johji Gamoh, Spectralman (name humans first give him)
Base of Operations: Japan
First Appearance: Space Apeman Gori (live action tv series, 1971)
Powers/Abilities: Spectreman is armed with a variety of weapons, including, but not limited to, his powerful Spectre Flash, shurikens, and a freezing ray. He is able to alter his size at will, to become gigantic or tiny. He can fly several times faster than the speed of sound (Mach 8).
History: Nebula 71 discover that renegade alien scientist Dr.Gori has discovered the Earth and now plans to conquer it and destroy humanity. To prevent him from doing so, they send Spectreman to Earth to battle Dr.Gori and his minions, which he often created using materials provided by mankinds' own pollution.
The alien cyborg assumes the form of Johji Gamoh and takes a job at the Pollution Research Bureau. For a long time he battled not only Gori's plans, but also other alien interlopers, mutations and threats to humanity. When Gori was finally defeated, Spectreman left Earth to return to his homeworld.
Comments: Created by Soji Ushio. The show was originally named after the villain of the series, but from episode twenty-one was retitled to Space Apeman Gori vs. Spectreman, and then finally to just Spectreman from episode forty. The show ran a total of sixty three episodes in total.
Dr.Gori's desire to destory humanity isn't as evil as it sounds. His motivation is that he feels (rightly, lets face it) that humans are destroying the planet and its ecology, and thus don't deserve to keep ownership of a planet with such great potential.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
The Spectre, British journalist who faked his own death
Spectrum, Mexican hero
The Spectre, either Jim Corrigan or Hal Jordan, D.C.'s heavenly agent of vengeance
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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