|This article is about a/an fortress in Himitsu Sentai Gorenger.|
Variblune (バリブルーン Bariburūn, 1-42), also translated as Varibloom: The original Sentai flying fortress, created by EAGLE and utilized by the Gorengers, usually piloted by Akira Shinmei (Aorenger). It blew up with Iron Man Mask Temujin aboard (but not the Gorengers, fortunately). It was replaced by the Varidorin.
The Variblune is an early bulldog-like VTOL aircraft, propelled by helicopter blades under the craft. Its "mandibles" can open up and deploy various tools depending on the situation, and can store the Gorenger Machines. The mandibles can be used to retrieve an object as large as a school bus, alternatively, a tube can be dropped to suck people up into the Variblune, primarily used for rescue purposes.
Underneath its belly, it can fire guns to take out the Condoler fleets and can even drop bombs and other types of weapons to take down Black Cross operations.
Following the formation of the Gorengers, the Variblune was first launched, piloted by Akira Shinmei and Daita Oiwa, to retrieve a bus full of schoolchildren which Black Cross Army Masked Monster Gold Mask planned to blow up with gunpowder in a warehouse.
During the face-off against Warrior Mask, the Variblune, piloted by Shinmei, arrived to retrieve Professor Kudo and his son Koichi, sucking them up to the ship via its tube.
The Variblune came to pick-up Tsuyoshi and Daita after they stole a new bomb the Black Cross Army had developed. Utilizing their Birdies, Akarenger and Kirenger performed the Gorenger High Jump to fly into the Variblune.
The Variblune was used to intercept a hot air balloon containing Jade Mask's Jade Mold spores, with Aorenger disembarking and capturing the balloon, thwarting Jade Mask's plot.
Years later, a salaryman owned a toy replica of the Variblune. Due to his money troubles, he considered selling it but decided it wouldn't be worth it. When the Black Cross Colossus attacked, the toy became the Variblune itself and united with the other revived mecha to fight Black Cross Colossus. Variblune and Sky Ace proceeded to assault the Black Cross Colossus, followed by Battle Fever Robo using its Chinese Bamboo Slice on him. When the Black Cross Colossus summoned several giant villains to oppose them, the Variblune along with Sky Ace attacked Brajira of the Messiah, leaving an opening for him to be defeated by GokaiOh and Gosei Great. After all the giant villains were destroyed, all 35 mecha weakened Black Cross Colossus with a combined attack before the Variblune combined with GokaiOh to become the flying Goren GokaiOh which destroyed the Black Cross Colossus with the Gokai Hurricane: Cassiopeia finisher. With the battle won, the 33 past Super Sentai mecha vanished. The Variblune was summoned, along with MagiDragon, the Pat Striker, GekiTiger, and the Dragon Headder all at once to finish off the Fake GokaiOh.
After using a array of greater powers against a vast fleet of Zangyack ships in Ackdos Gill's invasion, the Variblune was summoned and combined into Goren GokaiOh, and when used in conjunction with the greater powers of Dynaman and Jetman, the fleet was wiped out. However, reinforcements suddenly appeared and Goren GokaiOh was beaten and badly damaged.
Chou Super Hero Taisen
Summoned by the Goriders, the Variblune, piloted by Emu Hojo/Aka-Rider, is part of a team of five Kamen Rider and Super Sentai mecha which wipe out the Xevious fleet, allowing the Goriders to destroy the mothership Andor Genesis with the Rider Hurricane.
Goren GokaiOh uses the Gokai Hurricane Cassiopeia for a finisher. The Gorenger's Greater Power was granted to them by Tsuyoshi Kaijo (Akarenger) during the return of his old enemy, the Black Cross King.
Video Game appearances
- Variblune: to be added
Super Sentai Battle Base
Variblune is among the vast pantheon of Mecha which is available in the mobile game Super Sentai Battle Base.
Behind the scenes
The Variblune flying fortress was released as part of the Gorenger Toyline.
- Chou Super Hero Taisen TVCM 10