SPACE GERM DARII
Written by Jonathan Wojcik
A quick and simple one today, which I'm posting belatedly while I work on the "extra large" Day 10 entry (which could also possibly go up late - I'm working on a lot in general right now!) ...Darii is the first endoparasitic Ultramonster I was ever aware of, and quite possibly one of the first in the franchise, as other parasitic kaiju tend to be the external variety. Can something BE a "kaiju" if it's actually tiny, though?
Darii's "germ" title is a translation of "baikin," which is a sort of cutesy way of broadly referring to bacteria, viruses, tiny parasites and even mold, but of course this is an alien creature here, and not something that fits into any Earthly kingdom of life. On arriving to Earth, Darii ends up hiding out in a flower until an unlucky human inhales it into her lungs, after which the monster takes control of her body each night to feed vampirically on anyone who shares the same blood type. Fortunately for her, she has access to the world's finest of all medical treatments: an Ultraman who can be shrunk down, sent into her lungs, and pummel her disease with his fists.