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"Run, Black Knight. No matter what happens, you must defeat Zahab! (.....) Just go already! Go! You abandoned Earth Power! Don't let it be for nothing!"
―Barreled Scholar Bucrates' final words before his death[src]

Barreled Scholar Bucrates (樽学者ブクラテス Tarugakusha Bukuratesu) is a stout little being with a barrel-shaped body and extensive knowledge, able to disguise himself as an ordinary barrel. He is called "Mentor" (先生 Sensei) by Captain Zahab and is the one who taught him how to obtain immortality by harnessing the power of the jewels produced by the Demon Beast Daitanix. He is also the uncle of Spectral Empress Iliess and Desphias as well as the Grand Uncle to Medoumedou and Merudameruda.

Character History

During Sambash's term as field commander to find a means to revive Daitanix, Bucrates offered his knowledge to aid Sambash in attempting various methods and seeking out different energy sources and endured a lot of physical abuse from Sanbash. When Sword General Budoh becomes acting general, Bucrates's aid was rejected by the samurai, who had developed his own strategy to revive Daitanix. Insulted by the snub, Bucrates planned to humble Budoh when he (Bucrates) found an old scroll which Budoh believed to contain coordinates to the Lights of Ginga which he immediately presented to Captain Zahab. However, Budoh revealed that the scroll was a failed attempt of his to locate the Lights years ago which he forgot was still around the ship. Humiliated, Bucrates schemed with Iliess to sabotage Budoh, before labeling him a traitor, so she could take over as commanding General. Though Zahab knew of their treachery, he allowed them to believe that their scheme went unnoticed, along with making Iliess the new acting general.

However, Bucrates became suspicious of Daitanix's strange shaking and discovered that the demon beast was rotting due to being kept immobile for so long. This lead to him overhearing Zahab's scheme to use Iliess's soul gem to partially revive Daitanix, thus keeping their "ship" from sinking into the ocean.  After Iliess was killed by Gingaioh, Bucrates recovered her soul gem and attempted to revive her first only to be cut down by Zahab.  Powerless to prevent Battobas from shattering Iliess' soul gem, Bucrates was chained up and thrown overboard into the briny deep.


Bucrates escaped his fate and was driven mad by his new-found hatred for Zahab. Thus, Bucrates changed into an aged form called Barreled Scholar of Revenge Bucrates (復讐の樽学者ブクラテス Fukushū no Tarugakusha Bukuratesu)​. Desiring Zahab's death, Bucrates forced Hyuuga to work for him by trapping the wounded GoTaurus in a small barrel. After he has Hyuuga sacrifice his Earth Power Tvicon.png TV STORY-Chapter 38: The Determination of Hyuuga, Bucrates forged the Knight Axe, a cursed weapon, to give Hyuuga the means to destroy the Star Soul Jewel which sustains Zahab's life which he then has Hyuuga train in order to do so.Tvicon.png TV STORY-Chapter 39: The Heart's Massage During the Daitanix battle, he allowed for Hyuuga to assist in the battle by releasing GoTaurus temporarily, but draws them both back when the battle is over. However, after their location is discovered by the Balban, Destruction King Battobas sets up an explosion to start a landslide that traps him in their cave hideout while Hyuuga manages to escape in time. Though he manages to dig himself out eventually, he is mortally wounded by Steerwoman Shelinda, for his betrayal, before he could see his revenge fulfilled.Tvicon.png TV STORY-Chapter 48: The End of Moak After Hyuuga rescues him, once he gives the barrel containing GoTaurus to Hyuuga, Bucrates commits suicide with a bomb, to provide a distraction so Hyuuga can escape, without being seen, alongside GoTaurus.Tvicon.png TV STORY-Chapter 49: The Mountain of Miracles


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Behind the Scenes


Bucrates is voiced by Chafurin (茶風林 Chafurin). His suit actor is Kenjiro Fujita (藤田健次郎 Fujita Kenjirō).


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Concept Art


  • His name comes from a combination of the words, "book" and "Socrates", a famous ancient Greek philosopher.


  • No footage of him from Gingaman was used in Lost Galaxy, though he still is in Power Rangers as Kegler.


See Also


Icon-prlg.png Seijuu Sentai Gingaman
Ryouma - Hayate - Gouki - Hikaru - Saya - BullBlack - Hyuuga
Ginga Brace - Starbeast Swords - Beast Racehorses - Mechanical Blade Kiba - Beast Attack Rods - Bull Riot - Lights of Ginga - Beast Armor Shine - Galeo Pulsar - Knight Axe
Elder Orghi - Moak - Bokku - Miharu - Haruhiko Aoyama - Yuuta Aoyama - Suzuko Mizusawa - Shunsuke Kishimoto - Megarangers - GoGoFive
Mecha and Robos
Starbeast GingaLeon - Starbeast Gingalcon - Starbeast Gingarilla - Starbeast GingaVerick - Starbeast Gingat - Heavy Starbeast GoTaurus
Seijuu Gattai GingaiOh - Combined Beast-Warrior BullTaurus - Giant Steel Starbeast GigaBitus - Steel Starbeast GigaRhinos - Steel Starbeast GigaPhoenix
Captain Zahab - Steerwoman Shelinda - Gun Boss Sambash - Samurai General Budoh - Spectral Empress Iliess - Destruction King Battobas - Dark Merchant Biznella - Barreled Scholar Bucrates - Seamen Yartots
Sambash Majin Gang
Kolshizer - Rigurou - Dreddredder - Bucter - Tagredor - Torbador - Dolmar - Mandiger - Sutoijii - Neikaa - Gurinjii
Budoh Majin Mob
Komuhachi - Fudasoujou - Kemuemon - Amehoshi - Kugutsudayuu - Kairikibou - Sunabakutou - Hyoudogasa - Houretsudou - Dotoumusha - Onimaru & Yamimaru
Iliess Majin Tribe
Medoumedou - Wangawanga - Geltgelt - Morgumorgu - Hielahiela - Barukibaruki - Gaaragaara - Merudameruda - Desphias
Battobas Majin Corps
Bammers - Bombs - Cobies - Magdas - Bazoogas - Degius - Dangs - Chainzaws - Zakkasu - Mizziles
Demon Beasts
Demon Beast Daitanix - Earth Demon Beast
Other Villains: Hizumina - Captain Gregory - Demon Beast Daitanix II - Demon Beast Fortress Ghelmadix