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Misao Mondou (門藤 操 Mondō Misao) is Zyuoh The World (ジュウオウザワールド Jūō Za Wārudo) (initially introduced as merely The World (ザワールド Za Wārudo) by Nalia), initially an enemy to the Zyuohgers, later to become their Sixth Ranger. He is nicknamed Micchan (ミッちゃん) by Yamato Kazakiri.
- 1 Character History
- 2 Personality
- 3 Powers and Abilities
- 4 Video game appearances
- 5 Zyuoh The World
- 6 Imitations
- 7 Behind the Scenes
- 8 Notes
- 9 Appearances
- 10 References
Misao Mondou is the result of experimentation done by Ginis as overseen by Naria. Naria attempted to capture several Zyumans and was able to find three subjects. These Zyumans were then drained of their life essence to generate the powers for the captive Misao to be infused with.
Now called "The World", he is modified to be similar to a Zyuohger but with the ability to switch between or combine the three animal powers he has. Ginis refers to him as his "Extra Player" to make the Blood Game more interesting. Quval suggests unleashing him to the Zyuohgers just after they defeat his latest monster Trumpus, and he successfully takes all the Zyuohgers down one by one using his various forms.
Misao is finally able to break free after Yamato and the other Zyuohgers tell him to believe in himself rather than in Ginis or anyone else. However, he is reluctant to join the Zyuohgers as he believes that he is cursed by the three Zyumans whose lives Ginis stole to create Zyuoh the World. He has visions of the three as he stuggles between punishing himself for what he had become and helping the other Zyuohgers. Eventually, however, he learns that the three are just figments of his psyche, with the Rhino figure encouraging him to fight the Deathgaliens while bearing the sin of his creation.
Misao would then go on to fight alongside the Zyuohgers on most missions, although he continued to suffer from laspes of doubt and self-hatred.
On one such occassion, he was convinced he was cursed when a bike exploded right after he touched it as he felt a zap in the process. It was later revealed that this was actually caused by a Deathgalien who specialized in making bombs out of everyday objects. Yamato theorized that Misao had discovered his zyuman power - the ability to sense danger through touch - as rhinos have sensitive skin. Amu then learned than she and Sela could motivate Misao easily by encouraging him and gripping his hand. This enabled him to first identify the building that had been turned into a bomb and then used his Zyuoh the GunRod in rod mode to jettison it into the sky before it exploded. When the Deathgalien turned giant, Misao proposed that the six Zyuohgers combine all thirteen Zyuoh cubes that they had thus far into one giant robo. This led to him single-handedly creating the design for Wild Tousai King in seconds.
Zyuohger: Quval's Rebellion
Quval used a fake version of Ginis to scare Misao into rashly fighting, allowing Quval to capture him. Quval then used Misao and Naria to create fake copies of Misao, Azald, and various Deathgaliens that the Zyuohgers had already defeated. When the insurrection against Ginis failed and the Zyuohgers realized that Misao was still missing, they searched for him until they found him unconscious in the river.
Misao woke up in the hopstial as the other Zyuohgers were fighting a giant Quval. He found himself scared, shaking as he tried to hold Zyuoh the Light. The zyumans within his psyche helped him realize that he could not change and become more confident unless he wholeheartedly believed that he would. With that boost in confidence, Misao joined the battle in Tousai Zyuoh and helped defeat Quval. From that point on he became more confident, rarely becoming as depressed and insecure as he was before.
Zyuohger: Ginis' Final Assault
Misao helped the Zyuohgers (minus Yamato) fight multiple copies of GIFT before being called by Larry and Bud to the Link Cube. Once they arrived, Bud explained that Larry, Amu, Tusk, Leo and Sela would return to Zyuland before severing the link between it and Earth so the Link Cube could be used to create a defensive barrier. Under this plan, Misao would have joined Yamato and Bud in becoming Earth's only defense against any remaining Deathgalien ground forces. However, Misao joined the rest of the Zyuohgers in rejecting the plan, preferring to fight Ginis directly if it meant maintaining the link between Zyuland and Earth.
In the final battle, Ginis destroyed Misao's Zyuoh the Light along with the other Zyuohger's Champion Symbols by striking them mid-morph. Despite this, Misao fought on alongside his friends, causing the Earth to fill them with power as they punch Ginis. This power fixed all their changers, including Zyuoh the Light. Misao took it as a sign that the Earth had forgiven him for his sins and accepted him as a champion, and joined his friends in finishing Ginis once and for all.
In the aftermath of Zyuland and Earth being rapidly fused, Misao and Larry helped the transition by hosting presentations explaining how Zyumans and humans shared the world before and could do so again. While in a middle of the said presentation, he happily sees his three Zyuman ghosts being very proud of him before they depart to afterlife.
Chou Super Hero Taisen
Life Received! Earth Champions Decisive Battle!
Misao was on a zoological expedition with Yamato when his fishing rod caught their two invitations to the Monarch of the Earth tournament. Misao decides to participate to uphold his Zyuohger title as "Champion of the World." He is the only contestant to rely on his Zyuohger form during the tournament. On multiple occasions during the tournament he has awkward encounters with Lilian, who claims that he reminds her of a certain rhino Zyuman. Misao theorizes that this is the same rhino that Ginis drained in order to grant Misao his powers. Because Leo and Sela's semifinal match ended in a double-KO draw, Misao's semifinal match against Lilian is converted into the final match of the tournament. Pocane Da Niro turned the stage into a Faraday cage to shock Misao into losing, but Misao is able to destroy the electric antennas and win by throwing Lilian out of the arena. To celebrate, during the next roll call he replaces his usual tagline of "Champion of the World" with "Champion of Earth."
In Misao's fight againt Da Niro's clone of Team Leader Jag'd, Lilian saves him from an attack and the two become enamored with each other. When Jagged tries to interrupt, Misao turns his Zyuoh the Light into a long-reaching laser beam and slashes Jag'd in half, killing him. After the battle, Misao and Lilian announce that they are in a relationship, becoming the first Zyuman-human couple.
Lupinranger VS Patranger VS Kyuranger
When the three teams gather to face Don Arkage, Misao suddenly appears out of nowhere and scolds them for being too detail oriented and logical, much to their confusion. He transforms and fights with the rest, but rushes uncontrollably into the background after going into Great Instinct Awakened mode, briefly breaking the fourth wall by ranting about why his series didn't get another crossover special.
He briefly reappears at the end of the movie, sitting depressingly while other characters celebrate their newfound friendships together.
When he was kidnapped and brainwashed by Ginis, Misao is turned into a ruthless warrior.
Once he is freed with the help of Zyuohgers, Misao revealed to be introvert who has problems with befriending others since his childhood, thus making him guilt-ridden for being weak himself. With the help from his new Zyuohger friends and the moral support from the three Zyumans inside his mind, Misao develops more self-confidence by letting go of his regret over everything the Dethgaliens subjugated him into doing, especially the deaths of the three Zyumans, although he is still prone to getting depressed easily when conflicted about the notion of either criticism or failure.
Powers and Abilities
- Human Zyuohger Physiology: As one of the two human members of the Zyuohgers, Misao lacks both a Zyuman form as well as a tail that can alert him to the presence of hostile forces. However, being a human allows Misao to use Zyuoh The Light to transfer a Zyuman's power into himself, adding their abilities to his own. Doing so however shortens the life of the donating Zyuman, resulting in Misao using this ability only in times of utmost necessity. Especially since the process is irreversible, as seen when Yamato tried and failed to use his Zyuoh Changer to return Larry's Zyuman Power.
- Zyuman Power (ジューマンパワー Jūman Pawā): As a result of receiving Zyuman power from three Zyumans thanks to Ginis, Misao gained the ability to utilize their powers and abilities in order to fight as one of the Zyuohgers.
- Evil Sense: As a result of receiving the Rhino Zyuman's Zyuman Power, Misao now has sensitive hands that can sense evil through his sense of touch. He can tell how much evil is within the essence of others and decide how threatening they are based on the amount he senses.
- Alternate Form: Zyuoh The World is able to transform into 3 different forms from the Rhino Man, Wolf Man and Crocodile Man.
- Enhanced Strength: As a result of receiving a Rhino Zyuman's power, Misao's strength has been greatly enhanced. Using all his power, The World can even lift an entire building.
- Mediumship: Misao can communicate with the spirits of the dead Zyuman whose powers are inside of him.
- Earth's Energy: As a defender of all living organisms on Earth, Misao was bestowed with the Earth's Energy, which not only restored his damaged Zyuoh The Light, but also granted him superpowers, like:
- Superhuman Strength: Even in their civilian form, the Zyuohgers together were able to punch back Shin Ginis.
- Multitalent: Although Misao didn't believe himself that much, he is the most talented among the team. Such as creating a new mecha combination and plenty of emergency strategies.
Video game appearances
Super Sentai Legend Wars
Zyuoh The World appears with his team among all Sentai in the mobile game Super Sentai Legend Wars. The first 10000 users to pre-register this game received Zyuoh The World as a prize after they downloaded the game.
Zyuoh The World
Rhinos Form (ライノスフォーム Rainosu Fōmu) is Zyuoh the World's primary form. This power was gained when the life essence of a rhinoceros Zyuman was drained and infused into Misao. To access this form he turns the cube on his Zyuoh The Light to the Rhinoceros side activating his black form and powers.
- Zyuoh Slash (ジュウオウスラッシュ Jūō Surashhu): Zyuoh The World and the other Zyuohgers transform into a giant claw which slashes the opponent.
Appearances: Zyuohger Episodes 17-22, The Heart Pounding Circus Panic, Zyuohger 23-26, 28-40, Zyuohger vs Ninninger, Zyuohger 41-43, 45-48, Chou Super Hero Taisen, Life Received! Earth Champions Decisive Battle!, Lupinranger vs Patranger vs Kyuranger
Wolf Form (ウルフフォーム Urufu Fōmu) is one of Zyuoh The World's alternate forms. This power was gained when the life essence of a wolf Zyuman was drained and infused into Misao. To access this form he turns the cube on his Zyuoh the Light to the Wolf side activating his silver form and powers. In this form he has immense speed and prefers to shoot rather than attack at close range.
- Zyuoh the Burst (ジュウオウザバースト Jūō Za Bāsuto): Zyuoh the World shoots a powerful blast that takes the form of Cube Wolf.
Appearances: Zyuohger Episodes 17-23, 25, 33, 36, 37, Zyuohger vs Ninninger, Zyuohger 41, 43, 47
Crocodile Form (クロコダイルフォーム Kurokodairu Fōmu) is one of Zyuoh the World's alternate forms. This power was gained when the life essence of a crocodilian Zyuman was drained and infused into Misao. To access this form he turns the cube on his Zyuoh The Light to the Crocodile side activating his gold form and powers. In this form he is physically stronger and prefers to attack at close range.
- Zyuoh The Finish (ジュウオウザフィニッシュ Jūō Za Finisshu): Zyuoh the World delivers a powerful slash that takes the form of Cube Crocodile.
Appearances: Zyuohger Episodes 17, 18, 20-25, 28, 30, 31, 37, 38, Zyuohger vs Ninninger, Zyuohger 41, 43, 47
With Great Instinct Awakened (野性大解放 Yasei Dai Kaihō), Zyuoh the World uses the sum total of all his animal powers. His crocodile side provides him with a tail on his right arm for whipping attacks while his wolf side gives him claws on his left hand for slashing attacks. He is also armed with horned shoulder armor provided by his rhino side.
- World The Crash (ワールドザクラッシュ Wārudo Za Kurasshu): Zyuoh the World charges at the enemy and tackles them with his rhino horns.
Appearances: Zyuohger Episodes 17-21, 26, 29, 30, 34, 35, Zyuohger vs Ninninger, Zyuohger 45-48, Life Received! Earth Champions Decisive Battle!, Lupinranger vs Patranger vs Kyuranger
- A fake Zyuoh The World was created as part of a fake Zyuohger team by Bangray via scanning Quval's memory. He was defeated by the real Zyuoh Shark, Zyuoh Lion, Zyuoh Elephant, and Zyuoh Tiger.
- A copy of Misao was created by Quval via scanning Naria's memory as a plan to lure Ginis into Earth so that he could get his revenge on him.
Behind the Scenes
- Misao is portrayed by Naoki Kunishima (國島直希 Kunishima Naoki). As Zyuoh the World, his suit actor is Masashi Takada (高田 将司 Takada Masashi).
In the Korean dub of Zyuohger entitled Power Rangers Animal Force, which aired in South Korea, his Ranger designation is World Ranger.
- His given name, Misao can be separated into two words."three" (三 Mitsu), the numbers of the Zyuman powers that he possess, and "rod" (竿 sao), like in his weapon of choice, the Zyuoh The GunRod.
- Zyuoh the World is the first Ranger, in his default form, to represent a combination of various colors and powers. As a result, he has three Ranger forms in one, each with its own power set, theme, color and number assignments. Gai Ikari of the Gokaigers has done something similar, but as a combo of two powers each, as Go-On Wings and Gokai Christmas but only as Gokai Changes.
- Misao is one of two Zyuohgers who is eventually able to use Great Instinct Awakened to channel more than one zyuman power at once, the other being Yamato Kazakiri.
- Unlike Yamato, however, he starts with this ability and has never channeled each zyuman enhancement separately, making it uncertain whether he even can.
- He is the second Black Sixth Ranger after Riki (KingRanger) from Chouriki Sentai Ohranger.
- Stage shows reference Misao's third color as gold, though his suit leans toward a shade of amber, which debateably itself is either a shade of gold or orange - both previously used Sentai colors.
- Misao's surname, Mondou, is derived from the Italian word "mondo", meaning "world".
- Misao is the first Ranger to have a crocodile motif.
- Because of his Ranger name being "The World", a minor internet meme among fans of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure went around the web as The World (or Za Warudo as it is known in Japanese) is also the name of the Stand of the villain DIO. 
- Two of the three mechas he pilots are the same as Tsukumaro Ogami/GaoSilver. One of them is a silver wolf as well.
- Two of Misao's mecha share similarities with those of the Go-On Wings. Cube Crocodile is similar to Toripter in that they're both gold and are appointed 7. Similarly, Misao's Cube Wolf is silver, based on a quadraped, and numbered 8; Jetras.
- Misao is the first 6th Ranger to start as evil through brainwashing, unlike previous evil 6th Rangers who were evil by will before joining the team.
- Misao is the first Sentai Ranger ever to have a weapon with a fishing rod mode.
- His weapon's Fishing Rod Mode makes it similar to Tsukumaro's Gao Hustler Rod as both had a form that was based on a sport or hobby that the Sixth Ranger participated in.
- Since Misao has three colors in his Ranger costume (Gold, Silver, and Black) he has three successors color wise in Kyuranger: Balance, Champ, and Naga Ray.
- The origin of how Misao obtained his Ranger Powers is slightly similar to the creation of some of the Showa Era Riders of the Kamen Rider franchise as Misao and the Showa Riders were experimented on by the Main Villains to become their strongest Warriors.
- Misao as Zyuoh the World having three animal motifs is similar to Eiji Hino from Kamen Rider OOO, with the only difference being the placement of the animals on their costumes.
- Zyuoh The World having a tail on his left arm for a weapon is similar to Ultraman Victory's Eleking Tail Ultlance.
- He is the only Zyuohger to have appeared in more than one Super Sentai VS film.
Shirou • Kanpei • Ryuu • Shou • Kenta • Tetsuya • Daichi • Fumiya • Gai • Goushi • Jiraiya • Riki
Kouichirou • Sotaro • Asuka • Masumi • Gunpei • Agri • Ian • Misao • Champ • Bamba
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