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"Hikari Sentai Maskman!"
―Maskmen announcing their arrival[src]

Hikari Sentai Maskman (光戦隊マスクマン Hikari Sentai Masukuman), individually known as the Maskmen (マスクマン Masukuman), is the 11th Super Sentai, composed of six people originally recruited by Commander Sanjuurou Sugata to fight the Underground Empire Tube.

Overview

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History

Maskman

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Turboranger

Maskman come to cheer on the Turborangers.

Maskman joined up with Battle Fever, Denzimen, Sun Vulcan, Goggle V, Dynamen, Biomen, Changemen, Flashmen, and the Livemen, to stand behind the newest Sentai, the Turborangers, as they faced off against the Hundred Boma Tribes. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Counting on You! Turboranger

Gokaiger

Years later, the Space Empire Zangyack invaded Earth. This threat was so great that all of the first 34 Super Sentai, including Maskman, were needed to oppose them. The 34 Sentai put up a valiant fight against the ground forces, but when the Zangyack fleet itself attacked them, Akarenger told everyone to combine their powers and save the Earth. This destroyed the Zangyack fleet and resulted in the loss of their powers, which resurfaced as Ranger Keys, that were dispersed throughout the universe.

The keys were collected by AkaRed, and later utilized by the 35th Super Sentai, the Gokaigers, a group of five people from different planets who came to Earth in search of the Greatest Treasure in the Universe. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Ep. 1: The Space Pirates Appear The greater power of Maskman was initially taken by Basco ta Jolokia, but was granted to the Gokaigers by Akira after Basco's death. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Ep. 49: The Greatest Treasure in the Universe After the Gokaigers finally defeated Zangyack, they returned the Ranger Keys before they left Earth to find the second Greatest Treasure in the Universe. It is presumbed the Maskmen got their powers back as with all the other Super Sentai. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Final Ep.: Farewell Space Pirates

Super Hero Taisen

The Maskmen, alongside the Livemen, Goggle V, Jetmen, and Fivemen, emerge through a dimensional wall.

Maskman with Kamen Rider Black.

The Maskmen, among the majority of the Super Sentai heroes, were caught up in the "Super Hero Taisen" incident. They were presumably sent to the dimensional riftIcon-crosswiki.png, under the pretense of being defeated, by Kamen Rider Decade while he was apparently hunting the Sentai teams. When his and Captain Marvelous' ruse was revealed, Maskman appeared with the other Super Sentai through the dimensional wallIcon-crosswiki.png, they then fought alongside all the other Sentai teams and Kamen RidersIcon-crosswiki.png against the alliance of Dai-ShockerIcon-crosswiki.png and Dai-Zangyack. At one point, the Maskmen joined forces with Kamen Rider Black, as they protected Earth in the same year. They launched an attack against the revived Shadow MoonIcon-crosswiki.png. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen

Zyuohger

The Space Pirates Return

The Gokaigers made use of the Ranger Keys in their fight with the Zyuohgers and Bangray.

Evidently, the Maskmen loaned their Ranger Keys - at the request of Gai Ikari - to the Gokaigers whom had temporarily returned to Earth to find and bestow the Great King's Credential to the Zyuohgers. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Ep. 28: The Space Pirates Return Their powers were returned when the Gokaigers left for space once more having achieved their quest. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Ep. 29: The Monarch of the Monarchs

Zyuohger vs. Ninninger

The 38 Reds appear before the Ninningers and Zyuohgers.

Red Mask appeared as part of a conference of the first 38 Reds whom addressed the Ninningers and Zyuohgers. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger vs. Ninninger: Message from the Future from Super Sentai

Chou Super Hero Taisen

Iterations of the Hikari Sentai Maskman existed within the Game WorldIcon-crosswiki.png among a countless complement of recreated Sentai and Rider characters; Yellow Mask participated in the Chou Super Hero TaisenIcon-crosswiki.png tournament as part of Team NinjaIcon-crosswiki.png. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Chou Super Hero Taisen

Members

The core 5 members of the team along with X1 Mask.

The team.

Red Mask Takeru
Black Mask Kenta
Blue Mask Akira
Yellow Mask Haruka
Pink Mask Momoko

One-off

X1 Mask Ryo Asuka


Maskmen

Arsenal

Main article: Arsenal (Maskman)

Transformation Devices

Sidearms

Individual Weapons

Team Cannons

Vehicles

Mecha

Legend:◆ piloted mecha, ✶ team-piloted mecha, ➲ carrier mecha

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

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Design

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Etymology

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Legend Sentai Devices

The Hikari Sentai Maskman Ranger Keys (光戦隊マスクマンレンジャーキー Hikari Sentai Masukuman Renjā Kī) are what became of the Maskmen's powers after they along with the rest of the 34 Super Sentai sacrificed their powers to end the Great Legend War.

Any of these keys allow a Gokaiger to assume the form of any of the Maskmen or charge GokaiOh with Aura Power to initiate the Gokai Aura Galaxy attack. The Greater Power of this Sentai Group was stolen by Basco, but was later retrieved when Basco was defeated after he infused the Greater Power into the Maskman Keys.

  • Red Mask Key (レッドマスクキー Reddo Masuku Kī)
  • Black Mask Key (ブラックマスクキー Burakku Masuku Kī)
  • Blue Mask Key (ブルーマスクキー Burū Masuku Kī)
  • Yellow Mask Key (イエローマスクキー Ierō Masuku Kī)
  • Pink Mask Key (ピンクマスクキー Pinku Masuku Kī)
  • X1 Mask Key (X1マスクキー Ekkusu Wan Masuku Kī)

Maskman Gear


Maskman Gear (Kikai Side)


"11 Ban!"
―Sentai Gear equipping announcement after turning the handle

"Banban! Banban!"
―Standby announcement

"Baban! Baban! Baban! Baban! Ba-Ba-Ba-Ban! Maskman!"
―Past Sentai ability announcement

The Maskman Gear (マスクマンギア Masukuman Gia) is one of many Sentai Gears used by the Zenkaigers to battle the Kikaitopia Dynasty Tojitendo. In particular, when used by a Zenkaiger’s Geartlinger, the Maskman Gear allows the user to use Aura Power.

Maskman Gear


Maskman Gear (Kikai Side)


"11 Ban!"
―Sentai Gear equipping announcement after turning the handle

"Banban! Banban!"
―Standby announcement

"Baban! Baban! Baban! Baban! Ba-Ba-Ba-Ban! Maskman!"
―Past Sentai ability announcement

The Dark Maskman Gear (マスクマンギア Masukuman Gia) is one of many Dark Sentai Gears used by Stacaesar. It can summon copies of the Maskmen and Great Five.

Gokaiger as Maskman

Gokaiger/Maskman Gokai Change

Red Mask Captain Marvelous
Blue Mask Joe Gibken
Yellow Mask Luka Millfy
Black Mask Don Dogoier
Pink Mask Ahim de Famille
X1 Mask Miscellaneous

Notes

  • They were the first team to have an individual mecha for each core member which would apply to all of their successors with the exception of the Fivemen.
  • They are the first team whose powers are supernatural in origin, as opposed to technological.
  • Many foreign versions of the show changed the characters' names:
    • Mikaël (Takeru), Kent (Kenta), Allan (Akira), Héléna (Haruka), Barbara (Momoko) and Néoman (Ryo, as X-1 Mask) in French. In addition, the weapons names and transformation commands were changed in the dub: The Laser Magnums and the Turbo Ranger had the prefix Bio added before the names (due to the fact that the Maskmen in the French dub are referred as Bioman), the Great Five was renamed as "Bio-Galaxy Robot," the Shot Bomber was renamed as "Bio-Canon," and the Jet Cannon was translated as "Bio-Surf d'Assaut" (literally, Bio-Assault Surf). The transformation phrase was changed to "Aura suprême!" (literally, Supreme Aura!, which was also the name used in said dub for Aura Power).
    • Takeo (Takeru), Sayaka (Haruka), Keiko (Momoko), and Liu (Ryu) in Brazilian Portuguese, though Kenta and Akira retained their characters' names in the dub.
    • Michael Joe (Takeru), Leonard (Kenta), Adrian (Akira), Eloisa (Haruka), Mary Rose (Momoko), and Roy (Ryo) were the names used in the Filipino dub.
  • The Maskmen are the first team where there are no members with a known surname.

Appearances

Super Sentai Battle: Dice-O

The Maskmen are among all the Sentai teams which appear in the arcade game Super Sentai Battle: Dice-O

Super Sentai Battle Base

The Maskmen are among all the Sentai teams which appear in the mobile game Super Sentai Battle Base.

Super Sentai Legend Wars

Maskman as seen in Super Sentai Legend Wars.

Maskman is among all the Sentai teams which appear in the mobile game Super Sentai Legend Wars.

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