In the third and final episode of the Ultraman series set in Singapore, the Japanese superhero joins forces with Merliger, our very own Singapore-inspired kaiju, or giant monster.
The final showdown
In the first two episodes, Ultraman had seemingly defeated two kaijus, Red King and Neronga, at key landmarks Gardens By The Bay and Jewel Changi Airport.
This time, Ultraman faced another opponent: Gubila, an aquatic kaiju that emerged from the waters of Siloso Beach at Sentosa.
Gubila somehow swan to Marina Bay, where he met still-alive Red King and Neronga.
In front of Marina Bay Sands and the ArtScience Museum, and before the aloof Merlion statue, the final battle began.
In a three against one match, Ultraman got owned.
As teased in the previous episodes, the eyes of the Merlion statue started to shine, and Merliger appeared from the shallow waters of the bay to defend his territory.
The two acknowledged each other with a curt bow, and faced the three kaijus head-on.
Merlinger, unlike the Merlion, has four scaly limbs but still maintained an impressive tail and mane.
It all came to a head when Ultraman put his arms together in his iconic Specium Ray pose, and zapped his enemies into oblivion.
Peace on the sunny island of Singapore is once again maintained.
Titled "Ultraman: A New Power of Singapore", the series of episodes set in Singapore is part of the SingapoReimagine campaign.
The campaign was launched by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) in Japan "to convey the charm of Singapore from a new perspective", according to the Visit Singapore website.
The campaign also aims to celebrate 55 years of diplomatic relations between Singapore and Japan.
Ultraman, first aired in 1966, is also commemorating its 55th anniversary.
During the 1.5-year tie-up, Ultraman will appear in the ongoing SingapoReimagine campaign in key tourism visuals, short films and travel merchandise.
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