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Balance (バランス Baransu) is Tenbin Gold (テンビンゴールド Tenbin Gōrudo, lit. Balance Gold), the Gold Ranger of the Kyurangers. He is a techno-organic mechanical organism, a thief and partner to Naga Ray. He is the seventh Kyuranger to be awakened. After the permanent defeat of Don Armage, he and Naga began to retrieve every stolen treasures which Jark Matter left behind.
"Born" 300 years ago, an incident "aged" Balance by an additional century.
Constructed in the Tenbin System, Balance was "born" on March 26th 300 years before joining the Kyurangers and approximately 33 years after the battle between Tsurugi Ohtori and Don Armage. Though the oldest of the Kyurangers, Balance noted that he was the youngest of his clan.
Meeting Naga Ray
While Balance was stealing a treasure from the Hebitsukai System, officers were alerted to his presence, and he had to escape quickly. He soon met Naga, mistaking him for one of the officers and pleaded for mercy. However, Naga decided that Balance was the key for him to be able to learn emotion, and expressed his wish to Balance. Balance thought that this was his chance, and made use of Naga to help him escape.
As Tenbin Gold
It was on Zigama that the pair discovered the Kyurangers on a wanted poster, finding them to have a bounty ten times more than theirs. Having heard about a local Jark Matter facility storing a precious gem, the pair met Lucky, who believed them to be bearers of Kyutamas themselves, on the way to their mark. While they tell Lucky they aren't, Lucky still decides to wait out his luck and work with them on their job. However, instead of being stealthy, they are discovered because of Lucky looking for a fight. Balance betrays Lucky by lashing him with his cables, to Naga Ray's surprise, in full view of Jark Matter. However, Balance is shocked when Naga is angered and chooses to stay with Lucky. Balance asks to see the gem as reward and is allowed. He, however steals the gem. Seeing that Naga and Lucky are to be executed immediately, he intervenes by controlling the death trap. Balance and Naga Ray earn their Kyutamas and fight with the Kyurangers, joining them on the ORION after taking down Zigama's Daikaan Gamettsui.
Introduced by Raptor to commander Shou Ronpo, the seven Kyurangers were sent to save the planet Needle from destruction at the hands of the Jark Matter. Engaged by a hostile new Kyuranger, Stinger, Balance and the others bar Lucky and Champ were struck by the Sasori System native's sting. However, the afflicted Kyurangers ultimately recovered in time to destroy the Moraimarz that was draining Needle's Planet Jume.
When the Orion arrived in orbit of Earth, a planet strangely containing numerous Moraimarz, Balance and Naga were left on the ship to work on equipment under Shou Ronbou as the others were assigned to land on Earth for the first time by the commander's Kyulette, establishing a link between the Kyu Buckles which would allow the Kyurangers to summon Kyutama at will. Balance later joined the crew in congratulating Raptor on her transformation into Washi Pink.
After the destruction of Daikaan Mothma's Moraimarz, the crew discovered that they had lost control of the ship and that they had been sent on a direct course to the Sun, causing a sharp rise in temperature which the mechanical Balance tolerated better than his organic shipmates. The ship and crew were ultimately saved, however, as Mozuma was destroyed by Shishi Red and Koguma Skyblue, causing his microbic extensions to dissipate and return control of the ship.
Balance was among the crew left behind to perform repairs on the Orion following the ordeal with the Sun as a team was led by Shou to recover the Tomo Kyutama on Earth.
Balance remained on the Orion with Garu and the commander while a team was sent to acquire the Ho Kyutama on Vela; receiving an update from Stinger and Champ, they learn that Scorpio had been made Karo of the Sasori System and sent to Earth.
Seeking the Kyutama of the Tokei System, the Kyurangers came to the planet Toki and turned the 12 keys needed to unlock it within 30 minutes. Approaching key IV, Balance met an illusion of Naga and, after sharing a greeting with him, turned the key unimpeded.
Zyuohger vs. Ninninger
Through unknown circumstances, the nine Kyurangers made a brief appearance on an Earth where Jark Matter was not present. Instead, the Kyurangers arrived to intervene against the Deathgalien before they could interfere with the Zyuohgers' fight with the Ninningers for the future of Super Sentai against Gillmarda. With Tenbin Gold aiding in wiping out the Moeba pack, the Kyurangers eventually forced the Deathgalien to retreat before taking their leave with their appearance observed by the Zyuohger ally Bud, who realized that the future was in safe hands.
Transformation Lessons ~Let's Star Change Together!~
Chou Super Hero Taisen
When Shou Ronbou sent the Kyurangers to capture Poppy Pipopapo, Balance and Naga were sent in as back-up as a team of five fought the Kamen Rider doctor trio. Together, the BN Team intercepted Poppy as she was being taken to safety by Haima Kagami who was immobilized by Naga's glare.
Eventually, all nine Kyurangers joined the Chou Shocker Taisen with various Sentai Rangers and Kamen Riders fighting against the Shocker army of the Game World led by Shocker Leader III. Through use of the Futago Kyutama, the complete team fought using a duplicated KyurenOh utilizing all nine Voyagers against the Big Moraimarz Robo piloted by the Oogumo Great Leader, whom they vanquished by fighting alongside the enlarged Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Maximum Gamer Level 99.
Video game appearances
Super Sentai Legend Wars
Tenbin Gold appears with his team among all Sentai in the mobile game Super Sentai Legend Wars.
At first he seemed to be greedy, but he cares enough about his partner Naga. He is flashy, energetic and fast-talking. His flamboyant attitude balances the more neutral demeanor of his partner Naga.
He has a habit of saying 'Goisu!' (Radical) and 'Agepoyo wei!' (I'm so pumped) whenever he has interesting idea or feeling very happy.
When he feels sad, he often tries to put on a positive demeanor to hide his sorrow in public. An example was when he had his birthday temporarily stolen. He tried to put on this demeanor again when he found out that Naga had been compromised and sided with the enemy, but dropped it when Shou Ronpo told him to not force himself.
Powers and Abilities
- Techno-organic Physiology
- As a techno-organic life-form, he has shown the following superhuman abilities:
- Decelerated Aging
- He celebrated his 300th birthday in episode 7. At the end of episode 14, he was comically cursed by a Tamatebako box which made him 100 years older, but he was completely unfazed by it.
- Heat Resistance
- He cannot be dehydrated, and can still function normally under the extreme heat when Orion approaches the Sun while the organic members of the Orion's crew are weakened by heat to the point of being immobilized.
- As a mechanical life-form, Balance has the ability to control other machines. He can also read and process recordings from the CCTV system.
- Cyber Mind
- Balance himself can record and process videos through his eyes, but this requires him stay out of battle.
- He can produce tendril-like wires from his wrists to connect to machines or use them to attack his enemies.
- Kyu Buckle
- Transformation Controller Seiza Blaster
- Kyu The Weapon
- Libra Crush (リブラクラッシュ Ribura Kurasshu): Tenbin Gold performs a powerful blast attack with the Seiza Blaster.
- All-Star Crash (オールスタークラッシュ Ōru Sutā Kurasshu): Tenbin Gold performs a powerful blast attack with the Seiza Blaster alongside his fellow Kyurangers.
- Kyuren All-Star Crash (キュウレンオールスタークラッシュ Kyūren Ōru Sutā Kurasshu, Nine Union All-Star Crash): An upgraded version of this finisher with the first 11 Kyurangers.
- Ultimate All-Star Crash (アルティメットオールスタークラッシュ Arutimetto Ōru Sutā Kurasshu): An upgraded version of this finisher with the all 12 Kyurangers.
- Libra Impact (リブラインパクト Ribura Inpakuto): Tenbin Gold delivers a series of arrows at the enemy with the Kyu Crossbow.
- Unnamed Finisher: Tenbin Gold loads the Ite Kyutama in the Kyu Crossbow and shoots a series of arrows at the opponent.
- All-Star Impact (オールスタースインパクト Ōru Sutā Inpakuto): Tenbin Gold performs a supercharged energy attack with the Kyu Crossbow alongside his fellow Kyurangers.
Appearances: Zyuohger vs. Ninninger, Kyuranger Episode 2, Transformation Lessons (Tenbin Gold & Hebitsukai Silver), Kyuranger 3, 5-7, Chou Super Hero Taisen, Kyuranger 8, 9, 12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20, The Ghess Indavers Counterattack, Kyuranger 25, 26, 28, 31, 33, 35, 37, 40 (offscreen), 41 (offscreen), 42, 43, 45-48
When empowered by Taiyou Shishi Red's brightness, his speed and agility are increased, allowing him to deliver quick attacks and leap to great heights.
Behind the Scenes
- Of the 88 modern constellations, Balance represent Libra, "The Scales"
- Balance is voiced by Yūki Ono. His suit actor is Masaru Ōbayashi, in his first Ranger role since Yellow Racer in Gekisou Sentai Carranger.
- Since his constellation theme is Libra ("The Scales"), he is the only Kyuranger who doesn't have an animal motif.
- He is the only Kyuranger who doesn't wear a jacket (although he does adorn indigo plating that resembles their civilian jacket after joining the team).
- Tenbin Gold's helmet design is distinct in that it has robotic "vents" in place of the molded lips design present on the other Kyurangers' helmets.
- He was actually able to form the Kyu Sword after Lucky demonstrated it to him, but swapped to Kyu Crossbow due to the fact that it was too much effort for him to carry due to the Kyu Sword's heaviness.
- His birthday is in March 26.
- This would effectively make him an Aries, Libra's polar opposite on the Zodiac Wheel.
- He is 300 years old, but due to Tamatebako he stole from Space Dragon Palace Castle he is 400 years old.
- He is also the oldest member of Kyuranger.
- Balance looks similar to Peebo of Bioman.
- Balance is the first Gold Ranger with these traits
- Balance has the earliest appearance of all Gold Rangers, having debuted as a ranger in episode 2.
- The first Gold Ranger not to be a Sixth Ranger.
Hikaru • Hiroto • Genta • Masato • Utsusemimaru • Kinji • Balance
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