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"Our invasion is all that is left...There will be no resistance! Attack, kill, plunder! Our motto is destroy and slaughter. After we completely destroy the nations's society...we can begin the world of our Black Cross Army."
―The Black Cross Führer rallying his subordinates.[src]

"How?! How can I be defeated?! I was born out of years of grudge! How?! (なぜだ!なぜこのわたくしが…積年セキネンうらみによってまれたこのわたくしが…なぜだ~! Naze da! Naze kono watakushi ga… sekinen no urami ni yotte umareta kono watakushi ga… naze da~!)"
―Black Cross Fuhrer (as Black Collossus King)'s final words before his permanent death.[src]

The Black Cross Führer (黒十字総統 Kuro Jūji Sōtō), sometimes referred to as the "Machine Monster/Emperor" for his seeming invincible nature, and later referred to as the Black Cross King (黒十字王 Kuro Jūji Ō) after his resurrection, or more commonly known as the Black Cross Führer for a majority of the series as a whole. Was the supreme leader of the Black Cross Army and the main villain of Himitsu Sentai Gorenger.

Character History

The Black Cross Fuhrer's different appearances in Gorenger.

The Black Cross Führer is an alien being who came to Earth from a star within the vicinity of the constellation Casseiopeia. His purpose on Earth is to conquer it, having created the Black Cross Army, with minions and Masked Monster androids, for this goal and purpose. He initially leads attacks in secret, through wearing a cloaked white hood from the initial attacks until the arrival of Volcano Mask General Magman, when he reveals his true form. Prior to this, the Gorenger and even Commander Gonpachi Edogawa attempted to find out what he really is without any success. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Ep. 37: A Pure White Flash! The Black Cross Führer's True Form. He usually held back within the Black Cross' headquarters, leading the Masked Monsters and hearing of their schemes, or later hearing the schemes and aspirations of the generals who worked for the Black Cross on his global conquering campaign. Originally he was extremely deadpan in his presentation but later he showed more expression when speaking with his leaders, particularly Commander-in-Chief Golden Mask who was his most loyal follower. While he appears to be masculine, the Fuhrer is a master of disguise, even appearing once as a bilingual woman in order to lure the Gorenger away to prevent them from stopping a plot to invade the Japanese island of Shikoku.Tvicon.png TV STORY-Himitsu Sentai Gorenger: The Bomb Hurricane

While underground or hidden in another base like Magman's Navaronne fortress early in the series, he eventually reveals the powerful flying craft known as the Black Cross Castle, which he and Golden Mask used on occasion to launch powerful attacks against the Gorenger and Japan from the skies.Tvicon.png TV STORY-Ep. 64: Blue UFO!! The Space Army's Big Invasion During an astrological phenomenon revealed by Golden Mask where the constellation of Casseiopeia entered the house of Scorpio which weakened the Führer, the leader finally decided to face the Gorenger to eliminate their threat once and for all. He proved himself to be invulnerable and invincible to the heroes, easily crushing them and preparing to kill Akarenger before the effects of Casseiopeia in Scorpio weakened him and forced him to withdraw, while using the final sacrifice of his most loyal general to carpet-bomb Tokyo and destroy the Gorenger's headquarters. On discovering this weakness, Tsuyoshi Kaijo decided to confront the Führer with nothing more than a simple suitcase in appearance of a final surrender before the team and the world are crushed. When the leader opens the suitcase to see what was inside it, it reveals five diodes in the shape of the constellation, making the Führer weakened. The Gorenger use this to launch a final assault, creating a Gorenger Hurricane which formed into a flaming version of the Casseiopeia constellation that hits the Black Cross leader and forces him to retreat.

However when he returns to where he was hidden, he suddenly transforms into the Black Cross Castle, revealing himself as the massive flying headquarters all along. With the Fuhrer at his weakest, the Gorenger launch a final assault, sacrificing Varidreen and the New Gorenger Machines to blow up the castle while they all escape with their Birdies, bringing an end to the Black Cross Fuhrer and his Black Cross Army once and for all.Tvicon.png TV STORY-Final Ep.: Great Crimson Victory!! Shine Forever, Five Stars

199 Hero Great Battle

During the events of Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle, he reincarnates using the hatred of defeated Super Sentai villains and forms an alliance with Zangyack in order to have his revenge on all Sentai and those who support them. He also revives several of the Sentai warriors' enemies, Brajira, Yogoshimacritein, and Dagon, to battle against the Gokaigers and Goseigers. He gets his hands on the Ranger Keys of the past 33 Sentai teams and uses it to turn the Super Sentai into his personal army. After the Ranger Keys were recovered, he grew into a giant, only to be defeated by the Super Sentai Bazooka created by the spirit of all the Super Sentai teams.

Black Cross Colossus.

However, he reveals himself to be his true fortress monster form, the Black Cross Colossus (黒十字城 Kuro Jūji Jō). He easily overpowers GokaiOh, Gosei Great and Gosei Ground in this form. However the spirits of the past 33 giant mecha appear to fight him and his revived servants. After the Gokaigers have been given the Gorenger's Greater Power, the Variblune, they combine GokaiOh and Variblune to create Goren GokaiOh, which leads to Black Cross Colossus' destruction thanks to the Gokai Hurricane Cassiopeia.

Super Hero Taisen

Unfortunately, he revived again in Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen together with the other villains of the past Super Sentai as a part of Dai-Zangyack. During the final battle he is seen fighting GingaRed and VulEagle.

Chou Super Hero Taisen

An iteration of the Black Cross King was among the ShockerIcon-crosswiki.png army of the Game WorldIcon-crosswiki.png led by Shocker Leader IIIIcon-crosswiki.png, the boss of the Chou Shocker TaisenIcon-crosswiki.png bonus stage. This army was ultimately wiped out by a combined force of Sentai Rangers and Kamen Riders, with the Black Cross King being destroyed along with multiple combatmen by Kamen Rider BraveIcon-crosswiki.png GalaxianIcon-crosswiki.png Quest GamerIcon-crosswiki.png. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Chou Super Hero Taisen

Shin Himitsu Sentai Gorenger Gokko

The Black Cross Führer also appears as the main villain of Shin Himitsu Sentai Gorenger Gokko, Shotaro Ishinomori's manga adaptation of Himitsu Sentai Gorenger which ran alongside the series.

Himitsu Sentai Gorenger TV Magazine manga

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When ©Na replaces the Super Sentai Series with her own Super ©Na Series, she appears as Black Cross Queen ©Na in her original seires which also lasted 84 episodes. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger: Season Two Tvicon.png TV STORY-Ep. 11: Delusional Cemetery

Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai

The Black Cross Führer is one of several past Super Sentai villains that appear in clips in the anniversary special Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai.

Super Hero Taisen Otsu

The Black Cross King appears in Super Hero Worries 6 ~Space Sheriff Sharivan's Story~Icon-crosswiki.png, part of Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Otsu: Heroo! AnswersIcon-crosswiki.png, a series of Net Movies released accompanying the movie Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z.


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Powers and Abilities


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Black Cross Sword

A sword which the Führer uses as a weapon, using it to nearly kill Akarenger during the final battle.

Unnamed Cannon-like object

The Black Cross King's main weapon

When the Black Cross King returned, he had a massive weapon that he used to summon his Ranger Key Clones. It works in a similiar way to Basco's Rapparatta trumpet, but it does not have Ranger Key slots. Instead, it has an opening on the back of it that allows the Black Cross King to put the Ranger Keys in like bullets and shoots them.

In the out-of-continuity Super Hero Taisen Otsu net movie, the Black Cross King, as the "King of Terror", used the same cannon to destroy the Earth, leaving the world in ruins.


Behind the Scenes

  • The Black Cross Führer is notable for being the original Sentai "big bad", being the boss villain of the first Sentai series, Himitsu Sentai Gorenger. From this, the Black Cross Führer could be considered as Super Sentai's answer to Sosai X from the original Gatchaman series. although his first 2 inital apperences strongly resembles the Great Leader of Shocker in the original Kamen Rider series, specifically, his dalza form from Kamen Rider Stronger, and even his original form, albeit colored white instead of red and with a slightly different headpiece.



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See Also


Icon-goranger.png Himitsu Sentai Gorenger
Tsuyoshi Kaijo - Akira Shinmei - Daita Oiwa - Daigoro Kumano - Peggy Matsuyama - Kenji Asuka
Birdies - Red Bute - Blue Cherry - Ki Sticker - Midomerang - Earring Bombs - Gorenger Storm - Gorenger Hurricane - Gorenger Machines - New Gorenger Machines - Varitank - Varikikyun
Gonpachi Edogawa - Yoko Katou - Tomoko Hayashi - Haruko Nakamura - Taro Katou - J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai
Variblune - Varidorin
Black Cross Army
Leader: Black Cross Führer
Generals: Sun Halo Mask - Iron Man Mask General Temujin - Volcano Mask General Magman - Commander-in-Chief Golden Mask
Footsoldiers: Zolders
Masked Monsters: Gold Mask - Warrior Mask - Bronze Mask - Jade Mask - Poison Gas Mask - Iron Ring Mask - Crescent Moon Mask - Poison Fang Mask - Witch Mask - Wing Mask - Boat Ear Mask - Silver Heat Mask - Horn Mask - Skull Mask - Rainbow Mask - Mirror Mask - Black Hair Mask - Cyclops Mask - Sword Mask - Shot Mask - Gear Mask - Wire Mask - Razor Mask - Lamprey Mask - Vein Mask - Iron Claw Mask - Iron Comb Mask - Door Mask - Mine Mask - Iron Tube Mask - Large Hatchet Mask - Iron Princess Mask - Blushing Mask - Steel Mask - Warship Mask - Fork Mask - Pirate Mask - Rock Face Mask - Iron Cage Mask - Iron Lion Mask - Diamond Mask - Electricity Mask - Sword Shark Mask - Locomotive Mask - Bird Fang Mask - Camera Mask - Horn Bone Mask - Iron Trap Mask - Gunman Mask - Telephone Mask - Baseball Mask - Big Ear Mask - Faucet Mask - Bird Comb Mask - Parabolic Mask - Dead Bird Mask - Shellfish Mask - Cowshoe Mask - Ribcage Mask - Television Mask - Clock Mask - Fallen Leaves Mask - Windmill Mask - Can Opener Mask - Injection Mask - Pineapple Mask - Tire Mask - Piano Mask - Anchor Mask - Kendou Mask - Glasses Mask - Stove Mask - Iron Spider Mask - Iron Snake Mask - Mammoth Mask - Skate Mask - Steel Tiger Mask - Kettle Mask - Yo-Yo Mask - Tiger Mask
Icon-gokaiger.png Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger
Captain Marvelous - Joe Gibken - Luka Millfy - Don Dogoier - Ahim de Famille - Gai Ikari
Mobilates - Gokai Cellular - Ranger Keys - Greater Powers - Gokai Saber - Gokai Gun - Gokai Spear - GokaiGalleon Buster
Navi - AkaRed - Key thief - Kozo Kasugai - Komaki Kasugai - Jealousto - Cain - Sayo Kinoshita - Retsu Ichijouji - Shinkengers - Goseigers - Tsukasa Kadoya - Go-Busters - Kyoryugers - Eiji HinoIcon-crosswiki.png - 199 Super Sentai - Zyuohgers
Gokai nav.png Legend Rangers
Tsuyoshi Kaijo - Soukichi Banba - Shirou Akebono - Daigoro Oume - Takayuki Hiba - Kanpei Kuroda - Rei Tachibana - Shirou Gou - Shou Hayate - Dai - Akira - Joh Ohara - Riki Honoo - Remi Hoshikawa - Gai Yuki - Sharma Tribe Knight Goushi - Ryo of the Heavenly Fire Star - Shoji of the Heavenly Gravity Star - Kazu of the Heavenly Time Star - Tsuruhime - Ninjaman - Goro Hoshino - Momo Maruo - Kyosuke Jinnai - Signalman - Kenta Date - Ryouma - Hyuuga - Matsuri Tatsumi - Shou Tatsumi - Domon - Kakeru Shishi - Yousuke Shiina - Nanami Nono - Kouta Bitou - Yukito Sanjyou - Mikoto Nakadai - Banban Akaza - Marika Reimon - Koume Kodou - Doggie Kruger - Kai Ozu - Houka Ozu - Satoru Akashi - Jan Kandou - Sosuke Esumi - Saki Rouyama - Miu Sutou - Chiaki Tani - Genta Umemori - Kaoru Shiba
Legend Allies
Heavenly Saint Flagel - Master Sha-Fu - Toshizo Tanba - Nozomu Amachi - Emiri Sanjyou - BOMPER - Engine Speedor - Engine Bus-on - Engine BearRV - Honami Moriyama - Mirai Moriyama - Shuchirou Amachi - Yuka Yamazaki
Mecha, Legend Mecha and Robos
GokaiGalleon - GokaiJet - GokaiTrailer - GokaiRacer - GokaiMarine - GoZyuDrill
Legend Mecha
MagiDragon - Pat Striker - GaoLion - Karakuri Warrior Fūraimaru - Engine Machalcon - Variblune
GokaiOh - GoZyuJin - Kanzen GokaiOh
Space Empire Zangyack
Emperor Ackdos Gill
Commandant Warz Gill - Development Technical Officer Insarn - Chief of Staff Damaras - Special Duty Officer Barizorg - Great Scientist Zaien - Bacchus Gill - Gormin Sailors - Non-commissioned Officers Sugormin - Dogormin Bodyguards
Basco ta Jolokia - Sally - Ranger Key Clones - Kiaido
Action Commanders
Shikabanen - Bongan - Salamandam - Zodomas - Buramudo - Nanonanoda - Sneak Brothers - Bowser - Yokubarido - Zaggai - Almadon - Osogain - Uorlian - Stargull - Senden - Regaeru - Daiyarl - Shieldon - Zakyura - Vannain - Bibaboo - Juju - Waredonaiyer
Imperial Guard
Deratsueigar - Zatsurig - Dyrandoh
Giant Battle Pseudo-Lifeforms
Liquidroid Wateru - Moonroid Tsukki - Fireroid Meran - Soilroid Dororin - Woodroid Moririn - Goldroid Geronpa - Sunroid Solar
Past Sentai Villains
Black Cross Führer - Creator King Ryuuwon - Pollution President Babatcheed - Barbaric Officer Chirakashizky - Sandaaru Jr. - Satarakura Jr. - Pachacamac XIII - Shitari of the Bones - Metal Alice - Zan-KT0 of the Shot - Baseball Mask - Rainian Agent Abrella - Brajira of the Messiah - Crime Minister Yogoshimacritein - Danger Cabinet-Director Chirakasonne - Cleaning Minister Kireizky - Hades Wise God Dagon - Hades Warrior God Ifrit - Hades Warrior God Cyclops
Past Foot Soldiers:
Combined Combatant
Zolders - Crimers - Cutmen - Dustlers - Machinemen - Spotmen - Tail Soldiers - Mechaclones - Hidrer Soldiers - Zolohs - Ungler Soldiers - Jimmers - Wular Soldiers - Batzler Soldiers - Grinam Soldiers - Golem Soldiers - Cotpotros - Dorodoros - Barlo Soldiers - Combatant Wumpers - Soldiers Kunekune - Seamen Yartots - Familiars Imps - Junk Droid Zenitts - Orgettes - Genin Magerappa - Barmia Soldiers - Anaroids - Batsuroids - Igaroids - Zobils - Combatant Karths - Dragonoid Soldier Jaryuu - Rinshi - Barbaric Machine Soldiers Ugatz - Nanashi Company - Nosakamata - Demon Bug Soldiers Bibi
Other Villains
Los Dark - Fake GokaiOh - Gavan BootlegIcon-crosswiki.png - Chief of Makuu Prison Ashurada - Dai-Zangyack - Dai-ShockerIcon-crosswiki.png - Enter - Escape - Buglars - Space ShockerIcon-crosswiki.png - RaiderIcon-crosswiki.png - Demon King PsychoIcon-crosswiki.png - Army of Resurrected Monsters - Space IronmenIcon-crosswiki.png - Bangray