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"Who does the galaxy belong to?"
"Shogun Don Armage, of course."
"Who does the Earth belong to?"
"Shogun Don Armage, of course."
―Don Armage to Ikargen and Mardakko[src]

Don Armage (ドン・アルマゲ Don Arumage) is the Shogun and leader of Space Shogunate Jark Matter. He is also the one responsible for killing Quervo.

Character History

300 Years Ago

According to Tsurugi Ohtori, Don Armage was active 300 years ago and attempted to conquer the universe, but he was opposed by 88 warriors from the 88 star systems. However, he destroyed nearly 85 other warriors, leaving Tsurugi, Orion, and Quervo, who he later killed when the former shields Tsurugi. Tsurugi later bested him in battle after he sacrificed his immortality and killed him. However, he apparently survived. Don Armage came back and began to conquer the universe. As he did so, he ordered his subordinates to erase the Earth history of the Houoh Soldier as well as placing him on the top of his Black List. Space.23: Become My Shield! Space.24: I Will Be A Shield to Fight!

Ruling the Cosmos

Acting on his order, the assassin duo of Ikargen and Mardakko destroyed over a thousand planets together. Space.7: Take Back the Birthday! Setting his sights on the Sasori System, Don Armage enticed Scorpio to swear loyalty to him in return for power which he granted by transforming the man into a scorpion monster; initially enlisting Scorpio as an assassin, the Shogun would be pleased enough by his service that he would eventually promote him to Karo of the subjugated Sasori System. Space.13: Stinger's Challenge To His Brother! Secretly, however, Scorpio aspired to one day surpass in power and kill Don Armage, upon which he would become the new Shogun of Jark Matter and rule the universe himself. Space.16: Stinger's Reunion with His Brother

Rebellion

Don Armage hologram

Don Armage as a hologram

While Eriedrone made contact with the Shogun from the Big Moraimarz, intending to bring him the joyous news of the subjugation of planet Crotus, Don Armage realized that he had been shamed by the Kyurangers and blasted him back, ordering the Karo to eliminate the insurgents before immediately terminating the communication. Space.1: The Super Stars of Space

Discovering that the Kyurangers had arrived on Earth, Don Armage ordered Eriedrone and Stinger to eliminate them lest they discover the planet's secret. Space.4: Dreamy Android

Following the arrival of Ikargen and Mardakko on Earth, Don Armage addressed them with an order to eliminate the Kyurangers. Space.8: Secret of Commander Shou Ronbou

Shortly before Ikargen's final battle with the Kyurangers, Don Armage addressed him and Mardakko; announcing the coming arrival of Scorpio to Earth, the Shogun ordered Mardakko to welcome him, which she did the night after Ikargen's destruction. Space.12: 11 Ultimate All-Stars

Seeking to hasten completing the process of draining Earth's Planetium and destroying the world, Don Armage ordered a fleet of Moraimarz sent to the planet. Informing Scorpio of this, Don Armage entrusted him with eliminating the Kyurangers. Space.15: Savior of the Water Planet Vela

Truth Revealed

Half of the Kyurangers went to the past to see what happened after the battle. They saw that Tsurugi really did kill Don Armage. However, when they were heading to Earth, Don Armage, who survived, attacked the Orion while it was heading to Earth and caused it to crash. Don Armage immediately attacked the Kyurangers after they left the ship.

Don Armage reappeared when the Kyurangers and Orion were fighting the Vice Shoguns. They all attacked and seemingly killed him. However, he shot Lucky from afar. Don Armage then walked out of the smoke and revealed his true form to the Kyurangers. Space.28: BN Thieves, Breakup... Space.29: Orion, The Strongest Warrior

Through Shishi Red's miraculous power in the form of Shishi Red Orion, Don Armage appeared to be destroyed once and for all. However, when the Kyurangers returned to the present, Don Armage turned out to be still living yet again and remaining in control of the universe. Space.30: All Right! The Miraculous Kyutama

Personality

Ruling his space with an iron fist, Don Armage tolerates neither defiance towards him nor failure from his subordinates.

Powers and Abilities

Don wave

Don Armage using Repulsion Shockwave to punish Eriedrone.

Arsenal

  • Scythe: In his true form, he wielded a scythe.

Behind the Scenes

  • He shares some similarities with Sheev Palpatine/Darth Sidious from Star Wars
    • They both dress with their hood almost covering their face, though the difference is that Armage's robes are white, while Palpatine's robes are black.
    • They both tend to communicate with their subordinates through holograms, instead of face to face.
    • They are both feared rulers of the universe who wants to destroy those who dares rebel against them.
    • They both successfully turned a hero (Scorpio and Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader) to the dark side, but eventually betrays them to save their family, killing them in the process. Sidious in case, only betrayed Vader in the what-if Dark Side Path sequel DLC of the non-canon Star Wars game The Force Unleashed 2.
    • At one point, they used an attack based on electric shock to kill someone (Mace Windu for Palpatine, and Quervo for Don Armage).
  • His appearance is similar to Black Cross Führer's hooded form from Himitsu Sentai Gorenger.
  • His way of contacting his subordinates by holographic projection is somehow similar to Star King Bazeu from Dengeki Sentai Changeman.
  • He is also similar to Supreme Leader Snoke from the sequel trilogy of Star Wars, who was in turn similar to Palpatine/Darth Sidious. Like Snoke, he communicates with their subordinates by holographic projections, turning them into beings larger than they appeared.
  • His design might be inspired by Sokushinbutsu.

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