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[MONSTER] Ghoul.

Japanese name: グール
Romanized name: Guuru

Alignment: Underground Hades Empire Infershia
Type: Solitary Confinement Hades Beast
Inspiration: Hyena, boxer
Status: Killed by Fire Screw Upper.

From: Mahou Sentai Magiranger - Episode 14

Trivia

  • A ghoul is a supernatural creature that feeds on flesh. In Arabic folklore, it is called a “ghūl,” and it dwells in burial grounds and uninhabited places.

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[MONSTER] Machine Golem.

Japanese name: 冥機ゴーレム
Romanized name: Meiki Gooremu

Alignment: Underground Hades Empire Infershia
Type: Forbidden Hades Beast
Inspiration: Clown, toy, robot
Status: Killed by Fire Tornado.

From: Mahou Sentai Magiranger - Episode 31

Trivia

  • A golem is a creature from Jewish folklore. They are typically anthropomorphic and created from inanimate material.

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mcknighty9  asked:

Okay, with 40 Sentai teams in Japan (or the ones that bother to stay) how come no past Sentai appear to help the current Sentai team? Especially when a giant monster appears.

Good question!  The answer to this has a lot to do with the nature of Sentai series in general.

Not counting Himitsu Sentai GoRanger and J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai, which clearly happened in the same universe (and the universe of Kamen Rider and Kikaider as well) thanks to being creations of Shotaro Ishinomori, most of the Sentai series of the last 40 years don’t even really happen in the same universe. Or at least, they didn’t.

From 1979 to 1994 there were NO crossovers between the Sentai heroes on screen.  There were live stage shows where heroes from different series would meet but none of those count as canon. Everything from Battle Fever J to Ninja Sentai KakuRanger happens in its own universe.  Yes, there were a couple of crossovers like the first episode of Kousoku Sentai TurboRanger but that was an anniversay celebration and had no bearing on the series itself.  There was also Super Sentai World in 1994 but again, non-canonical and designed as a special to show off previous series and the then current one.

It wasn’t until 1995’s Chouriki Sentai Ohranger: Ore vs. Kakuranger that there was another Sentai teamup movie that specifically had two teams meet.  This is, coincidentally, also when the first two series (Goranger and J.A.K.Q.) were grandfathered into Super Sentai to allow Ohranger to serve as the 20th Anniversary series. Still, you don’t often see past heroes coming together aside from these crossover films for a long time.

Then came 2001’s 25th Anniversary special Hyakujyuu Sentai GaoRanger vs. Super Sentai where members of lots of past teams were brought together to help the then current team by inspiring them with the tales of Sentai past. However, the canonicity of this is also suspect as it may have all been a dream. Maybe.

There was also 2006’s 30th Anniversay special GoGo Sentai Boukenger vs. Super Sentai which pulled a similar trick to the 2001 special though this one is harder to ignore. It also introduced AkaRed, the embodiment of the spirit of all previous Red senshi, who would play a MUCH larger role five years later.

Originally posted by kholendx78

The final nail in the coffin for the seperate universes though came in the form of 2011’s Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, which existed on the premise that all previous Sentai teams existed in the same universe. It’s even explicity mentioned in the opening narration of the first episode.

From that point on, crossover became a LOT more common.  Just look at last year’s Shuriken Sentai NinNinger which had crossovers not only with Ninja Sentai KakuRanger, Ninpuu Sentai Hurricanger and Himitsu Sentai GoRanger but also with Mahou Sentai MagiRanger and the non-Sentai tokusatsu series World Ninja War Jiraiya!  

So, though it is rare (especially in the 1990s and before) Sentai teams do occasionally show up to help each other. That’s not to say it always works.  Take for example Ressha Sentai ToQger vs. Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger.  In that movie, it turned out that the teams were so designed to take on one kind of threat that their weapons and tactics would not work, or even hurt, the enemies of the other team.

That may be another reason why they don’t cross over more.  Sentai teams are usually built to tackle one particular threat, one kind of enemy be that the Machine Empire Barnoia, the evil magical forces of Infershia or the threat of Youkai.  What works on one set of villains just might not work at all against another set and the lack of experience dealing with a threat you are unfamiliar with could make the team trying to help more of a liability or someone else now in need of rescue, than an asset.

Lastly, there are also teams who lose their powers at the end of their series or who flat up retire once their set of villains are defeated to return to their personal lives. Sometimes, the new guys just have to stand on their own and let the veterans enjoy their well-deserved rest.

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[MONSTER] Gargoyle.

Japanese name: ガーゴイル
Romanized name: Gaagoiru

Alignment: Underground Hades Empire Infershia
Type: Hades Beast
Inspiration: Gargoyle
Status: Killed by Magi Dragon.

From: Mahou Sentai Magiranger - Episodes 17 & 18

Trivia

  • A gargoyle is a carved stone grotesque that is commonly seen on rooftops. The difference between a gargoyle and a grotesque is that the former usually contains a spout in the mouth. In the past, the Catholic Church often used gargoyles to scare people into going to church. Not all gargoyles were shaped to look like demonic creatures - some resembled lions or other animals.

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[VILLAIN] Yeti Zee.

Japanese name: イエティズィー
Romanized name: Ieti Zii

Alignment: Underground Hades Empire Infershia
Villain Type: Leader
Inspiration: Yeti, hockey player
Status: Killed by Legend Finish.

From: Mahou Sentai Magiranger - Episodes 29 & 30

Trivia

  • He was partly based on the Yeti, also known as the Abominable Snowman. It is an ape-like cryptid that supposedly lives in the Himalayan region of Nepal and Tibet.
  • Yeti Zee was considered to be the strongest of the Hades Beasts.

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