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This article is about a/an race of villains in Ninja Sentai Kakuranger.
Youkai Army Corps
Kakuranger
Templegate
Led by: Nurarihyon
and later by: Daimaou
Generals and other Notable Members: Young Noble Junior
Professor Yugami
Hakamenrou
Flowery Kunoichi Team
Nue
Daidarabotchi
Yama-uba
Monster Types: Youkai
Base: Youkai Mansion
Skeleton Castle
Grunts/Footsoldiers: Dorodoros
Battled: Three God Generals
Kakurangers
Villains
A representative teamed up with: Machine Empire Baranoia
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The Youkai Army Corps (妖怪軍団, Yōkai Gundan, Apparition Army Corps) are the main antagonists in the 1994 Super Sentai Series Ninja Sentai Kakuranger. They are masters of ninpo (ninja arts), and draw their power from yoki (supernatural energy). 

History

Two millennia ago, the Youkai served under Daimaou and terrorized humans before he was sealed away by the three holy men that became the Sanshinshou. As a result, the Youkai began acting on their own before they are united under Nurarihyon prior him their powers being sealed away 400 years ago by the Kakurangers' ancestors.

The Youkai that escaped sealing changed their forms to keep up with the times, hiding as humans with some aspect of their true nature present. But due to Kappa's actions, the Youkai begin to return to power as Gashadokuro begins uniting them under his banner while reviving Daimaou.

Despite being the main antagonists of the series, the Youkai are some of the more tragic villains. As they want to live and be like humans but do evil deeds to fulfill their wishes.  When threatened with defeat, the Youkai are able to invoke negative human emotions they store within the clouds to infuse them with power. This power manifests as a bolt of lighting that strikes the Youkai and turn them into giants.  When destroyed, their soul rised up to the sky and self-destructs.

Eventually, Gashadokuro became acting leader of the Youkai. Before he died at the hands of the Kakurangers, he successfully freed Daimaou, who took over as their leader. In the final battle, the Kakurangers defeated Daimaou and successfully sealed him once more, bringing an end to the Youkai battle.

Daidas

In the middle of the Kakurangers' battle with the Youkai Army Corps, the Dorodoros were one of five groups of revived Foot Soldiers along with the Batzler Soldiers, Grinam Soldiers, Golem Soldiers and Cotpotros, which were summoned by Zaigan in Emperor Daidas' invasion of Earth. The evil army was wiped out by a gathering of five Super Sentai Teams: Kakuranger, Fiveman, Jetman, Zyuranger, and Dairanger. Super Sentai World

Later history

Los Dark

Several Dorodoros were part of an army of past enemy grunts that were fought by the Gokaigers in Los Dark's ghost dimension which housed the 1500 spirits of the villains defeated by the Super Sentai. After losing some of their number in an initial skirmish, the remaining members from each grunt group merged to form the Combined Combatant. Though the stronger opponent, the Combined Combatant proved to be unstable due to internal conflicting among the grunts composing him over who got to finish the pirates off. Taking advantage, the Gokaigers used the Battle Fever J Ranger Keys to destroy the Combined Combatant with the Penta Force cannon. Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger the Movie: The Flying Ghost Ship

Members

Youkai Army Corp monsters

Notes

  • The majority of the Youkai featured in Kakuranger are inspired by creatures from Japanese mythology and folklore. The only exceptions are their leader, Daimaou, and the energy they utilize, yoki.

Appearances


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