|This article is about a/an villain in Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger.|
- ""If only I had learned more...! If I had learned more I wouldn't have been destroyed!""
- ―Transcendenterfly God Deboth's final words before his death.[src]
Near the end of the series, Deboth has evolved into a true humanoid form, now calling himself Transcendenterfly God Deboth (蝶絶神デーボス Chōzetsushin Dēbosu)
Deboth was originally created by Creator Devius for the purpose of becoming the ultimate lifeform. Traveling the cosmos to destroy various life forms, Deboth created Chaos and Torin as his heralds, with the latter sent to Earth during the Mesozoic Era. However, Torin betrayed Deboth and assembled the Zyudenryu to face him when he comes to Earth personally. During the fight, Deboth destroyed all 13 Guardians Zyudenryu and created Gadoma to aid him before both are mortally wounded by an enraged Bragigas, who used the forbidden weapon Gigant Cannon. With his heart damaged, with some of his cells scattered across the planet, Deboth's body entered a dormant, plant-like state before Torin sealed it away in the Antarctic seabed, where it came to be known as the Frozen Castle (氷結城 Hyōketsujō).
His thawing is the current objective of the Deboth Army. As revealed in episode 17, as Deboth becomes more and more awake, all of his army shall grow in strength, even as lowly as Zorima. In episode 22, Deboth was awakened when Chaos flooded a dam filled with Restoration Water, even though Deboth did not have enough Joy and Anger emotion energy to fully thaw out his heart. In the episode, Torin mentioned that he was in his same Prehistoric Form (先史時代のフォーム Senshi-jidai no Fōmu) from when he helped cause the extinction of the dinosaurs.
At first, he was just a mindless beast and had the upper hand against the Kyoryugers until Daigo's Brave powering up, as well as Kyoryuzin Kung-Fu, with a brilliant crimson Brave which is scaring him much as Chaos' shocked at him. He was shrunken down to human size by Luckyuro by the command of Chaos after Deboth went after Dogold, Candelilla, Luckyuro and Aigaron when one of the Knights antagonized Deboth. He was resized back to a giant again to finish the job of destroying Plezuon, thanks to the Knights wreaking only Plezuon Lab.
He was soon faced by the determined Kyoryugers as well as the only Zyudenryu still fit for battle (Gabutyra, Plezuon, and Bunpachy), and the Kyoryugers soon formed Bakuretsu Kyoryuzin, and the Dark Species soon found himself on the ropes when his cells started taking mortal damage by the Deboth Cell Destruction Program that was installed in Plezuon. Chaos tried to make him retreat but failed. As a result he was destroyed by Bakuretsu Kyoryuzin's finisher.
In Episode 24, Luckyuro (who believed herself and Candelilla to be the only surviving members of Deboth's army after Aigaron blew up) found her way back into the Frozen Castle despite it supposedly having been destroyed. In the next episode, it was revealed that Deboth had survived by transferring his heart into Chaos before he was destroyed, allowing the Castle to be restored.
After learning joy and sorrow in episode 44, Deboth evolved into his final form and began a countdown, giving Kyoryugers 50 hours until he destroys the Earth. When Daigo led the final assault on the Frozen Castle he found himself confronted by the Red Kyoruger. Deboth revealed that his actions are the will of his creator, who wanted him to become the ultimate lifeform. He was finally killed when his original body was destroyed by the Zyudenryu in Daigo's ultimate attack (the Super Charged Ten Voltasaurs Brave Final Finish) which flung him into space where he was obliterated.
Taken from the memory of Gokai Red, a recreation of Transcendenterfly God Deboth was brought forth by Bangray among a collection of the most nefarious adversaries faced by the Super Sentai. Overwhelming Gokai Red and Zyuoh Eagle initially, Bangray's forces were matched when the Gokaigers and Zyuohgers joined their respective Red warriors. Engaging the remaining five Zyuohgers alongside "Brajira of the Messiah", "Deboth" was defeated by their combined Zyuoh Slash.
- Captain Marvelous had evidently followed the exploits of the Kyoryugers to be aware of Deboth, whom he had not been shown to encounter on-screen beforehand.
In his Prehistoric Form, he is little more than a mindless beast only driven by an instinct to destroy. After becoming Transcendenterfly God Deboth, he is intelligent and evil. He is also devious, pretending he would spare the planet itself and not the human race. His overall drive is to gather every bit of knowledge about a race of beings to increase his power and then cause said race's extinction.
With his heart damaged from Zyudenryu Bragigas' Gigant Cannon, and with some of his cells scattered across the planet, Deboth's body entered a dormant, plant-like state before Torin seals it away in the Antarctic seabed, where there it came to be known as The Frozen Castle (氷結城 Hyōketsujō). This would become the base from which the deboth army would launch their campaign of human extinction. The inside of the castle contains various spaces, such as a chamber containing the three totems that store emotional energy which acts as the group's main meeting place and a reservoir for the Restoration Water. After Deboth enters his final form, the totem room becomes his throne room.
- Height: 226 cm (70.6m: giant)
- Weight: 184 kg (575t: giant)
In Episode 25, it was revealed that Deboth had survived by transferring his heart into Chaos before he was destroyed, allowing the Castle to be restored.
- Height: 214cm (53.5m: giant)
- Weight: 184kg (467.5t: giant)
- He is able to use a technique that allows him to enlarge himself after removing his yellow DeboStole (デーボストール Dēbosutōru).
- Transcendenterfly Hammer (蝶絶の鉄槌 Chōzetsu no Tettsui): After Deboth flicks the "D" on his DeboStick (デーボステッキ Dēbosutekki), he charges energy into his butterfly wings, which then forms in front of him as a violet butterfly. He then swings his staff at it, making it flutter to the target, exploding with extreme force.
Appearances: Kyoryuger Episodes 44-48, Zyuohger 29
Behind the scenes
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- The "Transcendenterfly God Deboth" created by Bangray was portrayed by suit actor Yuya Nawata (縄田 雄哉 Nawata Yūya).
- His form as the Frozen Castle resembles a Mandrake, especially with how they are often depicted in the occult as a plant with vaguely humanoid appearance particularly with roots resembling limbs.
- Deboth's awakening in a prehistoric form mirrors N-Daguva-Zeba, the leader of the Gurongi in Kamen Rider Kuuga.
- Deboth's location at the South Pole is the second villain base to be located there; the first was the base for Neo Empire Gear of Bioman.
- His name is a pun on the term "The Boss".
- Deboth's new title is a portmanteau/pun between "butterfly" (蝶 Chō) and "Transcendent" (超絶 Chōzetsu).
- Deboth shares multiple similarities to Cell from the Dragon Ball franchise:
- Both are green.
- Both have bug-like designs.
- Both first appear in beast like forms, and evolve into humanoid forms.
- Following several members of the Deboth Army's motif from the Wizard of Oz novel, Deboth is likely based on the titular character of the novel. Deboth's main color, green is also associated with Wizard of Oz, whom reside the Emerald City.
- Deboth's counterpart in Dino Charge is Greenzilla. It is quite possibly the most powerful outlaw on Sledge's ship, to the point where it has its own cell. However that alone is not enough to keep it at bay, as it has the ability to create powerful tendrils.
- Deboth's final form currently remains unadapted in any Power Rangers media. The reason of having to do with focusing more on the Power Rangers exclusive villain Sledge who had a different motive than Deboth did or time constraints involving Nickeleodeon's 22 episodes limit.
- Deboth' Dark Species Deboth form has some similarities to Mother Melzard from the 15th Metal Heroes series B-Fighter Kabuto.
- Both are the leaders of their respective shows villain groups.
- Both had monsters created from them in some way.
- Deboth creates Debo Monsters from his own energy by using the three idols inside his own body.
- Mother Melzard lays eggs that hatch into a Melzard.
- Both evolved into a stronger form.
- Dark Species Deboth evolved into Transcendenterfly God Deboth.
- Mother Melzard evoled into Jadow Mothera.
- Both had an American counterpart that was not the main villain and appeared in the final episode.
- Greenzilla - Power Rangers counterpart in Dino Charge. See comparison page.
- Sledge (Dino Charge) - Power Rangers counterpart in Dino Charge. See comparison page.