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The Strongest Fighting Machine (最強の決戦機 Saikyō no Kessenki) is the thirty-seventh episode of Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger. It is also the first part of a two-part showdown with Warz Gill and Barizorg, which concludes with The Power to Seize Dreams. Ackdos Gill makes a biref appearance in this episode, albiet in a flashback.
Warz Gill's father sends him the Great Warz robot for him to take out the Gokaigers, while Joe and Barizorg confront each other, once more. Meanwhile, Gai asks Marvelous what it means to "protect".
After the Gokaigers defeat another wave of Zugormin with Machalcon's help, the Engine asks the Gokaigers if they also have their own greater power just like the other Super Sentai, but the pirates are unable to give an answer as they have never thought about it. Meanwhile, Warz Gill's father sends two members of his royal guard, the Dogormin to deliver the Great Warz robot, Zangyack's strongest fighting machine, for him to take out the Gokaigers once and for all. Damarasu protests when Warz Gill insists that he himself will lead the attack and the prince reveals to him that he overheard his conversation with the Emperor, who appointed Damarasu as his second in command for the Earth Invasion Force to ensure its success regardless of his ineptitude as a leader. Decided to make use of this opportunity to prove himself to his father, Warz Gill sends Barizorg in advance to confront the pirates. Joe decides to face Barizorg by himself and the rest of the team agrees to cover up for him. While the regular Gormin are easily wiped out by the pirates, the Dogormin prove themselves as tougher opponents and the team makes use of some Extra Hero Keys to drive them out. Barizorg and Joe's match reach a stalemate when Warz Gill makes his entrance and boards the Great Warz to join the fight. The Gokaigers board their robots and summon Machalcon to aid them, but they are easily defeated by the Great Warz. Despite combining the Gokaioh and GoZyuJin into the GoZyu GokaiOh, the Gokaigers find that the enemy robot is more than they can handle and Captain Marvelous, remembering when AkaRed sacrificed himself to ensure his escape, forcibly ejects his crew to safety, determined to protect them at the cost of his life. The other Gokaigers are forced to witness GoZyu GokaiOh being defeated and the Gokai Galleon sent crashing. Captain Marvelous is seen inside the cockpit, lying injured and unconscious on the floor.
- Captain Marvelous (キャプテン・マーベラス Kyaputen Māberasu): Ryota Ozawa (小澤 亮太 Ozawa Ryōta)
- Joe Gibken (ジョー・ギブケン Jō Gibuken): Yuki Yamada (山田 裕貴 Yamada Yūki)
- Luka Millfy (ルカ・ミルフィ Ruka Mirufi): Mao Ichimichi (市道 真央 Ichimichi Mao)
- Don Dogoier (ドン･ドッゴイヤー Don Doggoiyā): Kazuki Shimizu (清水 一希 Shimizu Kazuki)
- Ahim de Famille (アイム・ド・ファミーユ Aimu do Famīyu): Yui Koike (小池 唯 Koike Yui)
- Gai Ikari (伊狩 鎧 Ikari Gai): Junya Ikeda (池田 純矢 Ikeda Jun'ya)
- Navi (ナビィ Nabyi, Voice): Yukari Tamura (田村 ゆかり Tamura Yukari)
- Engine Machalcon (炎神マッハルコン Enjin Mahharukon, Voice): Hiroaki Hirata (平田 広明 Hirata Hiroaki)
- Emperor Akudos Gill (皇帝アクドス・ギル Kōtei Akudosu Giru, Voice): Shinji Ogawa (小川 真司 Ogawa Shinji)
- Commandant Warz Gill (司令官ワルズ・ギル Shireikan Waruzu Giru, Voice): Hirofumi Nojima (野島 裕史 Nojima Hirofumi)
- Chief of Staff Damaras (参謀長ダマラス Sanbōchō Damarasu, Voice): Kōji Ishii (石井 康嗣 Ishii Kōji)
- Development Technical Officer Insarn (開発技官インサーン Kaihatsu Gikan Insān, Voice): Kikuko Inoue (井上 喜久子 Inoue Kikuko)
- Special Duty Officer Barizorg (特務士官バリゾーグ Tokumu Shikan Barizōgu, Voice): Gaku Shindo (進藤 学 Shindō Gaku)
- Dogormin Bodyguards (親衛隊ドゴーミン Shin'eitai Dogōmin, Voice): Kōzō Dōzaka (堂坂 晃三 Dōzaka Kōzō), Norihisa Mori (森 訓久 Mori Norihisa)
- Gokai Changes in The Strongest Fighting Machine:
- This is the first time Gai transforms into a Hero that is not one of his counterparts.
- This episode marks the only time the Gokaigers use the Signalman and Wolzard Fire Ranger Keys.
- This is the second time Marvelous transform into a non-core Red Ranger (the first being in Ep. 17: The Amazing Silver-Colored Man).
- The Extra Heroes Gokai Changes done in this episode are of Teams who faced a powerful battle machine made by their respective enemies which proved hard to beat which eventually had to be beaten with either a new Mecha or a new Robot.
- Viewership: 4.7%
- Total Greater Powers Collected:
- Gokaigers: 26
- Basco: 3
- This is the first episode to promote Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger vs. Uchuu Keiji Gavan: The Movie. A teaser for the film is shown at the end of the episode.
Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger Volume 10 features episodes 37-41: Ep. 37: The Strongest Fighting Machine, Ep. 38: The Power to Seize Dreams, Ep. 39: Why? We're High School Students, Ep. 40: The Future is the Past, and Ep. 41: Something I Don't Want to Lose. It was released on April 21, 2012.