|This article is about a/an monster in Ultraman Tiga.|
Gardi (ガーディー - Gādī) is a "Monster of Light" that appeared in the TV series, Ultraman Tiga. He appeared in episodes 43 and 44, "Land Shark" (as a statue) and "The One Who Inherits the Shadows" (respectively).
Subtitle: Super Ancient Guardian Monster (超古代狛犬怪獣 - Chō Kodai Komainu Kaijū)
Long ago, Gardi served as the companion of a nameless Ultra until both of them were eventually solidifyed in stone along with the rest of the Giants of Light for centuries. In the present day, both Monster's and Ultras's statues were found by Keigo Masaki, who had merged himself with Gardi's master, transforming it into Evil Tiga. Meanwhile, Gardi had found himself a host in the form of a nearby dog, who was injured during the scuffle between Daigo and Masaki. Taking the dog's body as a host, Gardi came to life and headed off to confront his corrupt companion.
Gardi tearfully pleaded for its friend to stop the destruction, but Evil tiga could not fight back against Masaki's control over the Tiga of Darkness, and the Evil Ultra viciously attacked his former friend. Gardi fruitlessly continued to try and reach out to its friend while fending off some of Evil Tiga's attacks, but it was all in vain. Eventually, Ultraman Tiga would return to the surface (after Daigo managed to fight through Masaki's light-transference machine) but he was too late to save Gardi as Evil Tiga blasted him one time too many with his Evil Beams, killing Gardi in cold blood. After a brutal battle between the Tigas, the Tiga of Light emerging victorious, and the ultra took Gardi's body into space to honor the last of his kind.
Later, a dog identical to Gardi's injured host runs past Daigo and the GUTS team, implying that Daigo was at least able to save its host's life.
Weapons and Abilities
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Behind the scenes
- Gardi is portrayed by Suit Actor, Ryuki Kitaoka.
- Gardi's Dog Form is portrayed by a Puppy named "Arumi."
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