FIENDISH TYPE BEAST NOSFERU
Written by Jonathan Wojcik
(Image by Chrisufray)
Ultraman Nexus, from what I know, was intended to be a "grown up" Ultraman series. Darker, more graphic, more serious and more story-driven. Unfortunately, the network made an infamous decision to air it during the kid's time slot anyway, making this one of those "what the hell were they letting us watch!?" moments to a whole Japanese generation. The villain of the series, Dark Mephisto, is even the first evil Ultrabeing, and the show doesn't shy away from the horrific human death and tragedy of a world where giant monsters run rampant.
Case in point is Nosferu here, one of Mephisto's top underlings and the major antagonist of a plot that lasts at least six episodes straight. Named of course for Nosferatu, the terrifying monster drains blood through its elongated tongue, can imprison people as energy within its head, and it can completely regenerate its body from a "mouth gland" that can even independently feed on people...though I've now watched every episode that it appears in, and I've yet to find what this "mouth gland" actually looks like.