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"Quiet, you louts! I want total silence here."
―Captain Zahab's first words when silencing his entire bickering crew.[src]

"I'll drive every one of you to Hell!"
―Captain Zahab before charging at the Gingamen and his final words before his original death[src]

"It can't be...!"
―Captain Zahab's final Words before his permanent death.[src]

Captain Zahab (ゼイハブ船長 Zeihabu-senchō) was the leader of the Space Pirates Balban and the main antagonist of Seijuu Sentai Gingaman.



Long ago, when the Demon Beast Daitanix first came into being on his home-world, Zahab met Barreled Scholar Bucrates, who taught him the means to become immortal by the Planet's Life jewels. Said jewels are created whenever Daitanix consumed the core of a planet. Subjugating Daitanix, by attaching his castle to its back, Zahab gathered an army of followers with the promise of eternal life and boundless treasure from destroyed worlds; four of which: Gun Boss Sambash, Samurai General Budoh, Spectral Empress Iliess, and Destruction King Battobas; became the generals of the Balban's four armies while a fifth, Steerwoman Shelinda, became his personal lieutenant as well as the steerwoman of Daitanix. One of the worlds he destroyed, was Planet Taurus, home to Black Knight BullBlack, who attempted to stop them, before being forced to stand down, when the Balban took his younger brother Krantz hostage. Afterward, Zahab personally cut down the boy in front of him.

Some time afterward, Zahab and the rest of the Balban arrived on Earth, with the intention of making it their latest conquest, though they were opposed by Earth's chosen protectors, the Gingamen, who had been granted great power by the five Starbeasts. The Starbeasts are mysterious animals who had seen the destruction wreaked by the Balban and decided to bring an end to it. Together, the Gingamen and the Starbeasts drove back the Balban, before sealing them and Daitanix, deep beneath the sea. During the fight, Zahab had his left hand cut off by the original GingaRed, requiring him to replace it with a combination hook/cannon and leading him to bear a grudge against all who took up GingaRed's mantle.


3000 years later, a random earthquake broke the Balban's seal, which turned them loose on Earth. However, Daitanix's seal remained intact, forcing the Balban to focus on ways to revive him with Zahab, offering a massive fortune as a reward to whoever managed to succeed.

Eventually, having learned of Steerwoman Shelinda's death, Zahab could not take it anymore and falls apart in grief. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Chapter 49: The Miraculous Mountain

In the final battle, he uses his castle to control the Earth Demon Beast, but Zahab is forced to flee from his castle when it is destroyed by BullTaurus so Hyuuga could face him elsewhere. After losing the Earth Demon Beast, Zahab plots to create a new demon beast and is confronted by both the Gingamen and Black Knight. He is ultimately killed by the Black Knight's Black Chop, the Beast Armor Shine Gingamen's Galaxy War Radiance, and finally, Super Armour Shine GingaRed, using his Flashing Starbeast Sword and Beast Armour Claw for the Beast Fire Flash in mid-air as the final attack. This happened after the combined fire attack of Hyuuga and Ryouma destroyed his Planet's Life jewel. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Final Chapter: Tomorrow's Legends

He is later resurrected by his friend Captain Gregory, only to be killed once again by the Gingamen in the Galaxy Lights armor. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Seijuu Sentai Gingaman vs. Megaranger


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Powers and Abilities


Lightning Breath: Captain Zahab can shoot black lightning from his mouth.


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A pirate sword.

Has a Left Hook/Cannon hand which he uses to launch a hook and Chain at his enamors and a powerful blast from the Cannon.

Behind the Scenes


Captain Zahab is voiced by Hidekatsu Shibata (柴田秀勝, Shibata Hidekatsu), who previously voiced Daimaou in Ninja Sentai Kakuranger. His suit actor was Jiro Okamoto (岡元次郎, Okamoto Jiro), who also portrayed GingaBlue.


  • Captain Zahab was designed by character designer Akira Nozaki.

Concept Art


  • Zahab's name comes from the fictional character Captain Ahab (アハブ船長 Ahabu-senchō) from the classic American literary work Moby-Dick by Herman Melville.


  • Although his rank is a captain while his subordinates are ranked as generals, in reality, the general is the highest rank in the military and some police organizations while the captain is several ranks below the general.


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