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Jiro Momotani
Icon-donbrothers.pngThis article is about a/an ranger in Avataro Sentai Donbrothers.

Jiro Momotani (桃谷 ジロウ Momotani Jirō) is a mysterious man who believes himself to be a natural hero, claiming to be the new leader of the Donbrothers after Taro Momoi disappears.[1] He is Don Doragoku (ドンドラゴクウ DonDoragokū), the Gold Ranger of the Donbrothers.

Jiro is 21 years old at the time of his first appearance in the series.

History

Childhood

Twenty-one years prior, Jiro was sent to Earth inside a peach-shaped capsule from Ideon, that had dropped into a creek near a mountain village. He was found by a resident and raised at the village orphanage until he turned sixteen then moved out on his own. During that time, Jiro spent most of his life devoted to training himself, guided by the inner voice within him to become a hero. During a high-school trip to Tokyo, Jiro encountered Taro Momoi for the first time, and admired him as a true hero after watching him beat a gang of delinquents without raising a fist.Tvicon.png TV STORY-Don 15: Welcome Back Taro

Present

When Taro disappeared after being hit by Sonoi's Baron Sword, the inner voice that guided Jiro now told him it was time for Jiro to become a hero that appeared before the world. Jiro quit his newspaper delivery job in the local village, said goodbye to his girlfriend Rumi and local friends, and moved to Tokyo.Tvicon.png TV STORY-Don 14: Substitute Jiro

Personality

Jiro shows off

Jiro is a hot-blooded man who came to Tokyo from the countryside as a "substitute for Taro". He has a pure personality and often runs through the world like a child.[2] However, even though he tries his best to get others to like him, his naivety often rubs others the wrong way, as he sometimes does or say things that may come off as awkward and off-putting.

Since young, Jiro has always wanted to be a hero, and does his best in whatever he can do to become one. Driven by an uplifting motivation, he eventually begins to idolize Taro and strives to become as good as him. However, this sheer idolization has also at times led him into extreme disappointment out of being deemed not worthy enough to be Taro's replacement, leading to the birth of his alternate personality.

Despite the misgivings and misunderstandings arising from the actions of his "dangerous" persona, Jiro has not faltered in his quest to become a hero, and was also quick to accept his dangerous persona after being made aware of and meeting him face to face for the first time. In fact, this has only served to spur him on in his goal to surpass Taro in a positive manner.

Forms

Don Doragoku's insert theme is Kimi no Hero.

Don Doragoku

"Chou Ichiryu! Achō!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Powers and Abilities

Powers

to be added

Attacks
  • Lightning Dragon Flash (ライトニングドラゴンフラッシュ Raitoningu Doragon Furasshu): Don Doragoku launches a red energy dragon from the emblem on his chest that rams into the target multiple times as he thrusts the Ryuko no Geki through them without the enemy noticing.

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to be added

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Mecha

Appearances: Donbrothers Episodes 15-20, Avataro Sentai Donbrothers The Movie: New First Love Hero, 22-23

"(techno music) Ifudōdō! Don Doragoku!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

By using the Don Doragoku Avataro Gear Alter, Don Doragoku's soul separates from his body and transforms into the 20cm tall Don Doragoku Alter (ドンドラゴクウアルター DonDoragokū Arutā) in a manner similar to an online game's player switching to their alternate account. Once engaged, the Don Doragoku Alter can change between a humanoid form resembling Don Doragoku for active combat or an armored dragon form in defensive situations.

Although the Don Doragoku Alter is effective in combat, its usage has the side effect of leaving Don Doragoku's real body limp and vulnerable to attack, often forcing his teammates to carry it around while keeping it from coming to harm.


Appearances: Donbrothers Episodes 16-18

"(techno music) Ifudōdō! Shuriken Sentai!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Don Ninnin Doragoku Alter (ドンニンニンドラゴクウアルター DonNinninDoragokū Arutā) is the combined form of Don Doragoku Alter and the Ninninger Alter.

Appearances: Donbrothers Episodes 17

"(techno music) Ifudōdō! Kaizoku Sentai!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Don Gokai Doragoku Alter (ドンゴーカイドラゴクウアルター DonGōkaiDoragokū Arutā) is the combined form of Don Doragoku Alter and the Gokaiger Alter.[3]

Appearances: Donbrothers Episodes TBA

"(techno music) Don Robogoku! Robobolt!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Don Robogoku (ドンロボゴクウ DonRobogokū) is the dragon-based mecha form of Don Doragoku. He forms the helmet, visor, outer arms, chest armor, back, lower legs and the Netsuretsu Kangeki (熱烈貫戟 (ねつれつかんげき)) tail sword of Toradragonjin, and the left arm, feet, chest armor, and weapons of Toradora Onitaijin. As Don Robogoku, he possesses the ability of flight, constrict his opponents in combat, and can fire an orange fire beam from his jaws.

Powers and Abilities

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to be added

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to be added

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to be added

Appearances: Donbrothers Episode 23-

Main article: Avatar Changes

Using the Avataro Gears of Legend Sentai, Don Doragoku has access to the powers of any Sentai Sixth Ranger of his choosing, donning them in a manner like a game character donning a skin. Unlike his core teammates, each form retains its belt buckle, with Don Doragoku instead continually donning the Tiguardora during each transformation.

DragonRanger

"Netsuretsu Kangei! Kyoryu Sentai! Sheishei!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Powers and Abilities

Powers

to be added

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to be added

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to be added

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Appearances: Donbrothers Episodes 17


Kyoryu Gold

"Netsuretsu Kangei! Zyuden Sentai! Sheishei!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Powers and Abilities

Powers

to be added

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to be added

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to be added

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to be added

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Appearances: Donbrothers Episodes 22

Relationships

Friends & Allies

  • Donbrothers
    • Taro Momoi/Don Momotaro: Jiro looks up to him, adoring his capability on facing bullies during his high school youth. The most interesting part is the fact that both Taro and Jiro are the same species from the different dimension. While adoring Taro, he has a deep grudge that he manages to overcome because Taro views Jiro as another ordinary companion. Despite able to do so, Jiro created his other personality which is currently dubbed as 'Dangerous Jiro' by the others.
    • Shinichi Saruhara/Saru Brother: Jiro openly views Shinichi as an ally and future companion when Jiro accomplishes his dream to replace Taro. However, his bad deeds have tarnished his relationship towards Shinichi. While Jiro still wants to do his best so he can be viewed well by Shinichi, Shinichi does the opposite.
    • Haruka Kito/Oni Sister: Jiro openly views Haruka as an ally and future companion when Jiro accomplishes his dream to replace Taro. However, his bad deeds have tarnished his relationship towards Haruka. While Jiro still wants to do his best so he can be viewed well by Haruka, Haruka does the opposite. However, Haruka is not open too much on how much she dislikes Jiro due the fact that she is already tired of her bad luck
    • Tsubasa Inuzuka/Inu Brother: Jiro has yet to meet Tsubasa properly. However, Jiro unaware that he has made Tsubasa to hate him.
    • Tsuyoshi Kijino/Kiji Brother: Jiro openly views Tsuyoshi as an ally and future companion when Jiro accomplishes his dream to replace Taro. However, his bad deeds have tarnished his relationship towards Tsuyoshi. While Jiro still wants to do his best so he can be viewed well by Tsuyoshi, Tsuyoshi does the opposite. Jiro even unaware that Tsuyoshi has the same amount of bitterness towards him like how Shinichi dislikes him. But Tsuyoshi is still open to have him as an ally as long as 'Dangerous Jiro' doesn't rampage.
  • Kaito Goshikida/Zenkaizer Black: to be added

Enemies

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

  • Jiro Momotani is portrayed by Raizou Ishikawa (石川 雷蔵 Ishikawa Raizō). As Don Doragoku, his suit actor is Shigeki Ito (伊藤 茂騎 Itō Shigeki) in his third Sixth Ranger role in Super Sentai. When Don Doragoku and Torabolt split from each other and are on-screen at the same time, his suit actor is Kazuya Okada (岡田 和也 Okada Kazuya), who is also the suit actor for Inu Brother.

Design

  • Don Doragoku's helmet is designed off of a Chinese Dragon.

Etymology

  • His last name translated to English means peach valley.
  • Doragoku is a portmanteau of Dragon (ドラゴン Doragon) and Son Gokū.

Legend Sentai Devices

Don Doragoku Key

The Don Doragoku Ranger Key (ドンドラゴクウレンジャーキー DonDoragokū Renjā Kī) is one of Jiro's personal Ranger Keys released as part of the "Ranger Key Memorial Edition - Anniversary Heroes and Donbrothers Set". It is unknown if it will appear in a future crossover. Of course as with all Ranger Keys, should it exist, it would be able to transform one, i.e. Gokai Silver, into Don Doragoku.[4]

Notes

  • Don Doragoku is themed after Son Gokū/Sun Wukong, the main character of the Chinese novel Journey to the West, which was initially planned to be the basis of the Donbrothers before Momotaro was chosen instead.[5]
  • Jiro's "hero clothes" were designed by Naoto Hiroōka.[6]
  • Jiro is the second known Sentai Sixth Ranger-based Hero who can transform into two different full colored forms, a silver one and a golden one, the first being Noël Takao, who can transform into either Lupin X or Patren X.
  • Jiro's forms being based on a dragon and a tiger corresponds to the motifs of the first two Sixth Rangers, DragonRanger and KibaRanger, with the torso armor being a nod to both.
  • Jiro is the only permanent member of Donbrothers to have his civilian name not reference his Ranger name.
  • Kaito had mentioned Jiro to be a non-Donbrothers member for once, the former explaining that there had been 5000 civilians who had been chosen as Donbrothers, making Jiro to be the first Ranger that the show focuses on to not be a replacement of anyone in the series.

Appearances

References

Icon-donbrothers.png Avataro Sentai Donbrothers
Rangers
Taro Momoi - Shinichi Saruhara - Haruka Kito - Tsubasa Inuzuka - Tsuyoshi Kijino - Jiro Momotani/Dangerous Jiro
Zenkaigers: Kaito Goshikida
Former Donbrothers: Marina Maeda - Shirai
Allies
Jin Momoi - Natsumi - Yuriko Kito
Gear
Transformation Devices
Transformation Gun DonBlaster - Ryuko no Geki - Tiguardora - Ninjarksword - Noto Brace
Transformation Gun Geartlinger
Avataro Gear-related
Avataro Gears (Avataro Gear Alters - Robotaro Gears) - Donbro Buckle
Sentai Gear-related
Sentai Gears - Zenkai Buckle
Weapons
Zanglassword - Full Konbou
Mecha and Robos
Donbrother Mecha
Don Robotaro - Saru Brother Robotaro - Oni Sister Robotaro - Inu Brother Robotaro - Kiji Brother Robotaro. - Don Robogoku - Don Robobolt
Zenkaiger Mecha
Superbike Enya Rideon - JuranTyranno
Main Alters
Don Momotaro Alter - Don Doragoku Alter
Auxiliary Alters
Gokaiger Alter - Go-Busters Alter - Kyoryuger Alter - ToQger Alter - Ninninger Alter - Zyuohger Alter - Kyuranger Alter - Lupinranger Alter - Patranger Alter - Ryusoulger Alter - Kiramager Alter
Giant Robos
Don Zenkai Gattai DonZenkaiOh - Dai Gattai Don Onitaijin - Dai Gattai Toradragonjin
Noto
Leader: TBA
Generals: Sonoi - Sononi - Sonoza
Hitotsuki: Benitsuki - Shisotsuki - Kishiryuki - Resshaki - Kaitouki - Chourikiki - Keisatsuki - Doubutsuki - Chikyuuki - Mashinki - Tokumeiki - Kaizokuki - Shurikenki - Uchuki - Zyudenki - Kousokuki - Gekisouki - Kyoryuki - Choujinki - Engineki - Goseiki - Samuraiki - Ninpuki - Denjiki - Jukenki - Ninjaki - Daiki - Entotsuki
Hitotsuking: Kishiryuking - Resshaking - Keisatsuking - Chikyuuking - Uchuking - Zyudenking - Kousokuking - Kyoryuking - Choujinking - Engineking - Goseiking - Denjiking - Jukenking - Ninjaking - Daiking
Grunts: Anoni
Others: Mother - Don Murasame
Mecha: Don Murasame Alter
Juto
Leader: to be added
Generals: "Kenji Sayama" - Miho Kijino - Unnamed Bus Guide
Grunts: to be added
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Gold Rangers
Identities
Main Series
HikaruHiroto SutouGenta UmemoriMasato JinUtsusemimaruKinji TakigawaBalanceNoel TakaoCanaloZocks GoldtsuikerJiro Momotani
Spin-Offs
Juhyeok Kwon

Secondary Rangers
Beast-Demon Hunter ZeekKyoko HayaseMary Gold
Kai OzuGreat Sword Man Zubaan
EnterMasato JinUppyFlint Goldtsuiker

Power Sets
Main Series
DekaGoldMagiShineKaiShineGo-On GoldShinken GoldBeet BusterGold BeetleKyoryu GoldStarNingerTenbin GoldPatren XRyusoul GoldTwokaizerDon Doragoku
Spin-Offs
Brave Gold Dino

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Sixth Rangers
Identities
Main Series
Yamato Tribe Knight BuraiKou of the Howling New StarRikiYuusaku HayakawaNaoto TakizawaTsukimaro OgamiShurikengerTenkaiMikoto NakadaiTekkan AiraHikaruEiji TakaokaHiroto SutouMiu SutouGenta UmemoriGosei KnightGai IkariMasato JinBeet J. StagUtsusemimaruAkira NijinoKinji TakigawaMisao MondouTsurugi OhtoriNoël TakaoCanaloTakamichi CrystaliaZocks GoldtsuikerJiro MomotaniDangerous Jiro
Spin-Offs
Hyuma Oura
Secondary Rangers
Shota YamamoriRyo AsukaNeziSilverEnterAtsushi DomyojiUppyKwon JuhyeokTicket
Power Sets
DragonRangerKibaRangerKingRangerMegaSilverTimeFireGaoSilverShurikengerAbareKillerDekaBreakMagiShineBoukenSilverGo-On GoldGo-On SilverShinken GoldGosei KnightGokai SilverBeet BusterStag BusterKyoryu GoldToQ 6gouStarNingerZyuoh The WorldHouou SoldierLupin X/Patren XRyusoul GoldKiramai SilverTwokaizerDon DoragokuDon Torabolt
Green HippopotamusBrave Gold DinoGinhero
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