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- ―Zubaan's only form of communication[src]
Great Sword Man Zubaan (大剣人ズバーン Daikenjin Zubān), alternately Holy Sword Zubaan (聖剣ズバーン Seiken Zubān), is actually the Precious called the Golden Sword (黄金の剣 Ōgon no Ken) that was enshrined in the ruins of Lemuria. He fights alongside and identifies with the Boukengers.
Zubaan was originally in Sacred Sword Mode (聖剣モード Seiken Mōdo). When the seal of the Golden Sword is turned, Zubaan can transform into a human-sized fighter. He also has the ability to grow to the size of DaiBouken at will.
Its special attack in combination with Ultimate DaiBouken is called Giant Holy Sword Slash (大聖剣斬り Dai Seiken Giri). In his humanoid form, Zubaan's speech is limited to saying his name, or mixed-up parts of it (such as "Ban-ban!", "Zun! Zubabababababa!", etc.) much like a Pokémon.
In Task 42, he became the size of DaiBouken's sword, GoGoKen, to help the Boukengers defeat the Questers' Homunculus. Voyager DaiBouken with Zubaan in hand used the Super Riding Adventure Drive (スーパーライディングアドベンチャードライブ Sūpā Raidingu Adobenchā Doraibu) to do so.
Zubaan is also able to finish giant monsters by using the powerful Finishing Zubazuban Kick (必殺ズバズバンキック Hissatsu Zubazuban Kikku) or a rapid barrage of quick attacks.
Gekiranger vs. Boukenger
As Sword form, Zubban was used by Bouken Yellow to fight Geki Yellow and Ultimate Daibouken to finish off Pacha Kamaq the 12th. He was seen pushing Ken from getting a date with Natsuki.
Zubaan fought in the Great Legend War, along with the first 34 Super Sentai teams. He, along with everyone else, sacrificed their powers to destroy the Zangyack armada. Zubaan's Ranger Key, along with those of the 9 other Extra Heroes, ended up in the hands of Basco ta Jolokia.
The copy of Zubaan was first summoned during Basco's attempt to gain the Greater Power of GoGo-V. Zubaan fought alongside Black Lion Rio and Confrontation Beast Chameleon-Fist Mele against the Gokaigers, taking on Gai (GokaiSilver) who defeated Zubaan with Gold Mode. His key, however, was reclaimed by Sari along with Rio and Mele's before the Gokaigers could get them.
Basco united his nine remaining Extra Hero copies, his Black Knight key having been taking by Gai in his failed attempt to gain the greater power of Gingaman, when he was confronted by Goro Hoshino (OhRed†). The Extra Heroes would then fight the Gokaigers again, who wished to take the Ohranger's greater power rather than just be given it. Zubaan joined with Wolzard Fire against Gai who fought them as the Go-On Wings hybrid, defeating them with Gold Mode's Gokai Legend Crash. They enlarged and fought against him in GoZyuJin, but soon fell for a second time and Zubaan's key, along with the rest of the Extra Heroes was claimed by Gai.
When the Gokaigers first transformed into Extra Heroes, in their fight against the Dogormin, Luka (Gokai Yellow) became Zubaan. She taunted the Dogormin by imitating Zubaan's catchphrases. Don (Gokai Green) became Zubaan in the final battle against Dairandou, and (with great discomfort), converted into Sacred Sword Mode to be wielded by Joe (Gokai Blue) who had become DekaMaster.
After the Zangyack Empire was defeated by the Gokaigers, Marvelous returned the Ranger Keys to their original owners. The Boukengers have their powers again, and Zubaan was restored to his normal form.
Super Sentai Strongest Battle
Zubaan joined the Super Sentai Strongest Battle as a member of Gilded Team, where he partnered with Go-On Gold and Gosei Knight in the third round of the competition and fought in a three-way match against Yellow Owl, Bouken Yellow and GaoBlack of Super Strong Team in the third round of the competition, but lost the match for his team.
Video game appearances
- Zubaan: to be added
Super Sentai Battle Base
Zubaan is among the vast pantheon of heroes which are available in the mobile game Super Sentai Battle Base.
Super Sentai Legend Wars
Zubaan appears with his team among all Sentai in the mobile game Super Sentai Legend Wars.
A golden sword implanted in the ground by the ancient civilization of Lemuria; it is said that whomever controls both this sword and the egg of Lemuria will control the world. The sword is tracked down by two opposing forces: Ryuuwon, who wishes to utilize the full force of Lemuria to prove the domination of the Jaryuu, as well as Professor Hanzou Igarashi, who wished to protect the sword from all treasure hunters (which included Ryuuwon as well as Akashi and SGS) who desires it for their own selfish means as opposed to it's importance in history and knowledge. When the sword is finally reached, all parties try to take it, even with the knowledge that the Golden Sword will only choose one worthy enough to weild it. Though Ryuuwon, Igarashi and Akashi all fail the test, Akashi continues to pull it, finally getting it out by stating to the sword that worthiness is only determined by whomever makes their own destiny. With the sword in hand, Bouken Red uses it to slay the Lemurian Mythical Beast, but discovers an even bigger surprise when unhooking a latch revealing it's true form.
The Great Sword Man Zubaan Ranger Key (大剣人ズバーンレンジャーキー Daikenjin Zubān Renjā Kī) is Zubaan's personal Ranger Key and what became of his powers after he along with the rest of the 34 Super Sentai sacrificed their powers to end the Great Legend War.
This key, along with the other nine Extra Hero Keys and the fifteen Sixth Ranger Keys, were initally acquired by Basco ta Jolokia and later used by the Gokaigers. Like all of his Ranger Keys, Basco used his trumpet, the Rapparatta, to turn the Zubaan key into a puppet to do his bidding. Basco summoned Zubaan with Rio and Mele in his failed attempt to gain the Greater Power of GoGo-V.
They were all defeated, but the three keys were recovered by Sally. Basco later united his nine remaining Ranger Keys when he was confronted by Goro Hoshino (OhRed). The Extra Heroes would then fight the Gokaigers again, who wished to take the Ohrangers' greater power rather than just be given it. Zubaan, alongside Wolzard Fire, fought Gai Ikari (Gokai Silver), the two of them growing before being defeated a second time. The Zubaan key, along with the rest of the Extra Heroes was claimed by the Gokaigers.
- Luka became Zubaan as part of an all-Extra Hero Gokai Change in the Gokaigers' fight with two Dogormin.
- Don became Zubaan as part of an all-Extra Hero Gokai Change in the Gokaigers' fight with Dyrandoh.
After Zangyack were finally defeated, the Gokaigers gave the Ranger Keys back to their rightful owners. It is presumed that Zubaan received his key and was restored to normal.
Behind the scenes
Zubaan is voiced by Hideyuki Hori (堀 秀行 Hori Hideyuki). His suit actor was Riichi Seike (清家 利一 Seike Riichi). In the Great Legend War scene in Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle, Zubaan was voiced by Tomokazu Seki (関 智一 Seki Tomokazu).
- Like Signalman, Zubaan utilizes his powers and abilities in a base form with no need for any transformation. Therefore, it is unknown what form he took after the Legend War, but it could be presumed he returned to being merely an inanimate sword.
- When Luka transformed into Zubaan in The Strongest Fighting Machine, there was no gender difference.
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