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The Wicked Sun God (邪悪な太陽神 Jaaku na Taiyōshin) is the fifth episode of Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan.
It takes a unique turn among Super Sentai Series with its return of Queen Hedrian, the chief villain of the previous series, Denshi Sentai Denziman, making Sun Vulcan a sequel to Denziman. While many actors have appeared in several series, this is the only instance of a character appearing across two consecutive series; while later series like Gokaiger and Ninninger had similar appearances, they tended to be cameos. Serving as a Black Magma general for the remainder of the series, Hedrian's return was a remnant of the original plan to expand Denziman into a second year following the success of the show.
While Denziman themselves do not appear in Sun Vulcan despite plans for a team-up, they are mentioned by Hedrian in response to her first encounter with Sun Vulcan in this episode. The only other link to Denziman in Sun Vulcan would be a two-part arc concerning descendants of the people of Denzi Star, encompassing episodes 36 and 37, as well as never-before-seen Vader Clan member Amazon Killer who appeared starting from episode 23.
This episode also introduces the main deity associated with Black Magma: the "Black Sun God", the true nature of which will be revealed during the series' endgame.
The episode begins with Black Magma creating Shaman Monger. Shaman begins stomping and shaking the submarine base. The Zero Girls try to help the shaken Hell Satan, but he resists their help and leaves the base. He enters an igloo and meets the Omnipotent God. The Omnipotent God tells Hell Satan to reawaken Queen Hedorian. Hell Saturn defrosts Hedorian and places an artificial heart into her body, resurrecting her and altering her appearance. Hell Saturn offers his alliance with hers, but she refuses and tries to leave, until Hell Saturn warns her that she cannot survive outside because she is now a mechanical human. To become a priestess for the Omnipotent God, she must offer two sacrifices. First, she kidnaps elementary school teacher Ms. Takako. Second, she kidnaps newly-married bride Mai. Upon learning about Black Magma's treachery, Sun Vulcan tries to rescue Mai, but are stopped the Machinemen and Shaman. Back at the base, the men and the Arashiyamas learn that the kidnapped woman share the exact same birthday: March 7, which is tomorrow. They learn that Black Magma will sacrifice the woman tomorrow in the same the Mayans and Inca Empire offered their sacrifices to their sun god on solar eclipses. The sacrifice will take place on Sunrise Island, where a missile base lies. With the solar eclipse just a few hours away, Hedorian prepares the girls for the sacrifice. The Arashiyamas distract the Machinemen, while VulPanther sneaks in and rescues the woman. After defeating the Machinemen, the men try to destroy Shaman with the Vulcan Ball, the Shaman grows bigger. The Cosmo and Bull Vulcan combine to form the Sun Vulcan Robo. After a brief fight, the Sun Vulcan Robo destroys Shaman with the Aurora Plasma Return. Hedorian gets by her defeat, but Hell Saturn reassures that Sun Vulcan will experience a bloodbath soon enough and the episode ends.
- Ryuusuke Oowashi (大鷲 龍介 Ōwashi Ryūsuke): Ryūsuke Kawasaki (川崎 龍介 Kawasaki Ryūsuke)
- Kin'ya Samejima (鮫島 欣也 Samejima Kin'ya): Kin'ya Sugi (杉 欣也 Sugi Kin'ya)
- Asao Hyou (豹 朝夫 Hyō Asao): Asao Kobayashi (小林 朝夫 Kobayashi Asao)
- Daizaburo Arashiyama (嵐山大三郎 Arashiyama Daizaburō): Shin Kishida (岸田 森 Kishida Shin)
- Misa Arashiyama (嵐山美佐 Arashiyama): Yumi Nemoto (根本 由美 Nemoto Yumi)
- CC (シーシー Shīshī, Voice): Kotoe Taichi (太地琴恵 Taichi Kotoe)
- Führer Hell Saturn (ヘルサターン総統 Heru Satān Sōtō, Voice): Shōzō Iizuka (飯塚 昭三 Iizuka Shōzō)
- Black Sun God (黒い太陽神 Kuroi Taiyōshin, Voice): Teiji Ōmiya (大宮 悌二 Ōmiya Teiji)
- Queen Hedrian (ヘドリアン女王 Hedorian Joō): Machiko Soga (曽我 町子 Soga Machiko)
- Zero One: Takako Kitagawa (北河多香子 Kitagawa Takako)
- Zero Two: Mariko Higashi (東まり子 Higashi Mariko)
- Zero Three: Yuki Udagawa (宇田川由紀 Udagawa Yuki)
- Zero Four: Kyoko Hiro (広 京子 Hiro Kyōko)
- Sun Vulcan Robo (サンバルカンロボ San Barukan Robo, Voice): Eiji Kanie (蟹江 栄司 Kanie Eiji)
- Devil Monger (マジンモンガー Majin Mongā, Voice): Teiji Ōmiya (大宮 悌二 Ōmiya Teiji)
- Takako Nomura (野村 高子 Nomura Takako): Kazumi Ikegaya (池ヶ谷 和美 Ikegaya Kazumi)
- Aiko Yamamoto (山本 愛子 Yamamoto Aiko): Futami Matsuoka (松岡 ふたみ Matsuoka Futami)
- Groom: Misao Kobayashi (小林 操 Kobayashi Misao)
- Reporter: Osamu Kimura (木村 修 Kimura Osamu)
- Priest: Shoji Matsushita (松下 昌司 Matsushita Shōji)
- Viewership: 18.4%
- Opening: The first shot of the untransformed Sun Vulcan running now has sound effects for the explosions going off in the background.
Taiyou Sentai Sun Vulcan Volume 1 features episodes 1-10.