Icon-prns.png This article is about a/an villain in Ninpu Sentai Hurricaneger.

"Silence! After five hundred years, one of the transmitters we spread throughout space has finally activated. Your malice, wrath, blood, lust, and ninjitsu...For the sake of conquering that bloated, wealthy planet...I will put those evil powers to good use. You will bring 'it' to me!"
―Leader Tau Zant's first words when shutting up his underlings whilst they gaped at the modern wonders of 2002 Japan. The "it" he is referencing is the Evil Will.[src]

"I won't forgive you for messing this up! I've been summoned back by the evil force."
―Tau Zant unveiling his new, ultimate form after Senpuujin destroyed his black hole with the Grieving Arrow.[src]

"That won't work!"
―Tau Zant after Oboro Hinata told the Hurricanegers to kill Tau Zant with the Victory Gadget and his final words before his death.[src]

Leader Tau Zant (首領タウ・ザント Shuryō Tau Zanto) is the leader of Jakanja and the main antagonist of Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger.

History

Prior to the series

Five hundred years ago, Tau Zant learned of the Evil Will and intending to evoke it to destroy the universe and become a god of the new universe that would be created as result. From the very start, he attempted to bring about the Evil Will's coming by building the Jakanja organisation to aid in this quest, though in actuality he cared nothing for his comrades, as they were nothing more than his sacrificial pawns, with Seventh Spear, Sandaaru realising it.

In the series

After having the Hayate's Way Ninja Academy destroyed, Tau Zanto first tried to acquire the Evil Will by having the Gouraigers kill each other through their fathers' method and later with Sixth Spear, Satarakura's subordinate Fangerus. Though both attempts failed, Tao Zanto found an alternate means after probing Third Spear, Manmaruba's mind to learn of the Raging Arrow and the Grieving Bow.

Once he ingested both weapons, Tau Zant used Satorakura to gather enough energy to assume a suitable form to use the Karakuri. Once Satorakura became compromised by the interference of the Hurricanegers, Gouraigers, and Shurikenger, Tau Zanto welded the device that was storing the energy to Satorakura's arm and then sent Sandaaru to retrieve the backpack from Satorakura once he started use the energy for himself. As a result Tau Zant transformed into the gigantic Tau Zant Ultimate Form (タウ・ザント究極体 Tau Zanto Kyūkyokutai).

Though he was able to open the wormhole, Sandaaru wounded Tau Zant, forcing him to make his way to the wormhole, becoming one with the Evil Will as it began to destroy everything until the Hurricanegers managed to reverse the process. However, Tau Zant, with the Evil Will inside him, emerged and fought the alone Karakuri Giant Senpuujin. Though mortally wounded, Tau Zant grabbed Senpuujin as he exploded, taking Senpuujin with him. However, Tau Zant survived and assumed the guise of all Seven Darkness Spears, until they were defeated by the two Ranger teams. Tau Zant proceeded to overpower the Rangers without mercy, but their refusal to give up enabled them to overwhelm Tau Zant with the Five Ninjas, Shadow Dance and kill him with the Victory Gadget's Destruction Decimate attack, destroying both him and the Evil Will forever.

Behind the scenes

concept art

concept art

  • Tau Zant, whose name sounds similar to "Thousand", seems to be influenced by the Buddhist bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokiteśvara, also known as "Senju Kannon" (千手観音 Thousand-Armed Kannon). His design also uses elements of Ohmukade, a demon centipede of Japanese myth.

Musical Themes

Tau Zant has a leitmotif that is a remix of his organization's theme: "Tau Zant, Enraged!" (Tau Zanto, Ikaru!).

Portrayal

Boss Tau Zant was voiced by Kiyoyuki Yanada (梁田 清之 Yanada Kiyoyuki).

Appearances

See Also

Icon-prns.png Ninpu Sentai Hurricaneger
Rangers
Hurricanegers: Yousuke Shiina - Nanami Nono - Kouta Bitou
Gouraigers: Ikkou Kasumi - Isshuu Kasumi
Space Union Ninja School: Shurikenger - Tenkai
Gear:
Hurricane Gyros - Gourai Changers - Shuriken Ball - Shinobi Medals - Hayatemaru - Assumable Staff Ikazuchimaru - Shuriken's Bat - Dry Gun - Sonic Megaphone - Quake Hammer - Triple Gadget - Horn Breaker - Stag Breaker - Double Gadget - Kiraimaru - Victory Gadget - Ninjamisen - Final Gadget - Hurricane Wingers - Bari Thunders
Allies:
Sensei Mugensai Hinata - Oboro Hinata - Kagura - Gaorangers - Abarangers - Gokaigers - Ninningers
Mecha and Robos
Hurricane Hawk - Hurricane Lion - Hurricane Dolphin - Gourai Beetle - Gourai Stag - Tenkuujin - Revolver Mammoth - Karakuri Balls
Ninpu Gattai Senpuujin - Ikazuchi Gattai Gouraijin - Ryuhachoetsu Furai Gattai Gourai Senpuujin - Hisho Henkei Tenkuujin - Gingachoetsu Sanjin Gattai Tenrai Senpuujin
Space Ninja Group Jakanja
Evil Will - Boss Tau Zant
Seven Dark Spears: Furabiijo - Chuuzubo - Manmaruba - Wendinu - Sargain - Satarakura - Sandaaru - Chubouzu
Alien Ninja Corps: Barrier Ninja Kekkaibo - Copy Ninja Kurrisotsubo - Poison Flower Ninja Hanasakkadoushi - Dimensional Ninja Futabutabou - Propagation Ninja Kuttukuhoushi - Nightmare Ninja Yumebakushi - Dancing Ninja Higenamazukin - "Back To" Ninja Octonyuudou - Mist-Spitting Ninja Kirikirimaishi - Island Ninja Girigirigaishi
Puppet Ninja Corps: Magnet Ninja Jishakkumo - Excavation Ninja Mogudrago - Severing Ninja Shiransu - Water Absorbing Ninja Gamajakushi - Metal Ninja Tekkotsumeba - Disaster Ninja Kangaroulette - Thunder Ninja Undaigo - Love-Sickness Ninja Chupid - Brainwashing Ninja Jukukinoko - Gliding Ninja Musasabistal - Corrosion Ninja Fushokuruga
Masked Ninja Corps: Mirage Ninja Jin-Giron - Perfume Ninja Kira-Cologne - Revival Ninja Vamp-Iyan - Gravity Ninja Omo-Karu - Lingering Summerheat Ninja Bero-Tan - Balloon Ninja Gomubi-Ron - Manzai Ninja Tsukko-Mina
Fan Ninja Beast Corps: Misfortune Fan-Beast Badogi - Disaster Fan-Beast Dezargi - Cursed Fan-Beast Madogi
Jakanja Karakuri Giants: Megatagame (Mark I - Mark II - Mark III - Mark IV/Sexy) - Gaingain - FurabijenRobo - GiantMusasabistal
Genin Magerappa - Pretty Ninja Furabijenu - Ninja Wolf Beasts Fangol/Giant Beast Fangerus - Satarakura Jr. (Gokaiger) - Sandaaru Jr. (Gokaiger) - Zero Spear, Bat Zhe Rumba
Others: Zaru Clan/Ashurazaru
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