|This article is about a/an set of rangers in Hikari Sentai Maskman.|
|Hikari Sentai Maskman|
|Led by:||Takeru (Maskman)|
|Mentor:||Commander Sanjuurou Sugata|
|Battled:||Underground Empire Tube, Space Empire Zangyack, Shocker-Zangyack Alliance|
- "Hikari Sentai Maskman!"
- ―Maskmen announcing their arrival[src]
Hikari Sentai Maskman (光戦隊マスクマン Hikari Sentai Masukuman), individually known as the Maskmen (マスクマン Masukuman), is the 11th Super Sentai, composed of six people originally recruited by Commander Sanjuurou Sugata to fight the Underground Empire Tube.
|X1 Mask||Ryo Asuka (One-off)|
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Maskman joined up with Battle Fever, Denzimen, Sun Vulcan, Goggle V, Dynamen, Biomen, Changemen, Flashmen, and the Livemen, to stand behind the newest Sentai, the Turborangers, as they faced off against the Hundred Boma Tribes.
Years later, the Space Empire Zangyack invaded Earth. This threat was so great that all of the first 34 Super Sentai, including Maskman, were needed to oppose them. The 34 Sentai put up a valiant fight against the ground forces, but when the Zangyack fleet itself attacked them, Akarenger told everyone to combine their powers and save the Earth. This destroyed the Zangyack fleet and resulted in the loss of their powers, which resurfaced as Ranger Keys, that were dispersed throughout the universe.
The keys were collected by AkaRed, and later utilized by the 35th Super Sentai, the Gokaigers, a group of five people from different planets who came to Earth in search of the Greatest Treasure in the Universe. The greater power of Maskman was initially taken by Basco ta Jolokia, but was granted to the Gokaigers by Akira after Basco's death. After the Gokaigers finally defeated Zangyack, they returned the Ranger Keys before they left Earth to find the second Greatest Treasure in the Universe. It is presumbed the Maskmen got their powers back as with all the other Super Sentai.
Super Hero Taisen
The Maskmen, among the majority of the Super Sentai heroes, were caught up in the "Super Hero Taisen" incident. They were presumably sent to the dimensional rift, under the pretense of being defeated, by Kamen Rider Decade while he was apparently hunting the Sentai teams. When his and Captain Marvelous' ruse was revealed, Maskman appeared with the other Super Sentai through the dimensional wall, they then fought alongside all the other Sentai teams and Kamen Riders against the alliance of Dai-Shocker and Dai-Zangyack. At one point, the Maskmen joined forces with Kamen Rider Black, as they protected Earth in the same year. They launched an attack against the revived Shadow Moon.
The Space Pirates Return
Evidently, the Maskmen loaned their Ranger Keys - at the request of Gai Ikari - to the Gokaigers whom had temporarily returned to Earth to find and bestow the Great King's Credential to the Zyuohgers. Their powers were returned when the Gokaigers left for space once more having achieved their quest.
Zyuohger vs. Ninninger
Chou Super Hero Taisen
Iterations of the Hikari Sentai Maskman existed within the Game World among a countless complement of recreated Sentai and Rider characters; Yellow Mask participated in the Chou Super Hero Taisen tournament as part of Team Ninja.
- Legend:◆ piloted mecha, ✶ team-piloted mecha, ➲ carrier mecha
- Turbo Ranger ➲
- Great Five ◆◆◆◆◆
- Land Galaxy / Galaxy Robo ✶
The Hikari Sentai Maskman Ranger Keys (光戦隊マスクマンレンジャーキー Hikari Sentai Masukuman Renjā Kī) are what became of the Maskmen's powers after they along with the rest of the 34 Super Sentai sacrificed their powers to end the Great Legend War.
Any of these keys allow a Gokaiger to assume the form of any of the Maskmen or charge GokaiOh with Aura Power to initiate the Gokai Aura Galaxy attack. The Greater Power of this Sentai Group was stolen by Basco, but was later retrieved when Basco was defeated after he infused the Greater Power into the Maskman Keys.
- Red Mask Key (レッドマスクキー Reddo Masuku Kī)
- Black Mask Key (ブラックマスクキー Burakku Masuku Kī)
- Blue Mask Key (ブルーマスクキー Burū Masuku Kī)
- Yellow Mask Key (イエローマスクキー Ierō Masuku Kī)
- Pink Mask Key (ピンクマスクキー Pinku Masuku Kī)
- X1 Mask Key (X1マスクキー Ekkusu Wan Masuku Kī)
Gokaiger/Maskman Gokai Change
|Red Mask||Captain Marvelous|
|Black Mask||Don Dogoier|
|Blue Mask||Joe Gibken|
|Yellow Mask||Luka Millfy|
|Pink Mask||Ahim de Famille|
|X1 Mask||Gai Ikari|
Video game appearances
Super Sentai Battle: Dice-O
The Maskmen are among all the Sentai teams which appear in the arcade game Super Sentai Battle: Dice-O
Super Sentai Battle Base
The Maskmen are among all the Sentai teams which appear in the mobile game Super Sentai Battle Base.
Super Sentai Legend Wars
Maskman is among all the Sentai teams which appear in the mobile game Super Sentai Legend Wars.
- The Maskmen were the first Sentai team to have a sixth hero, X-1 Mask.
- They were the first team to have an individual mecha for each core member which would apply to all of their successors, with the exception of the Fivemen, wherein only the Red Ranger has his own Mecha while the other two mecha are both co-piloted by two of the other four core members.
- They are the first team whose powers are supernatural in origin, as opposed to technological.
- Many foreign versions of the show were used the names in dubbing:
- Mikaël (Takeru), Kent (Kenta), Allan (Akira), Héléna (Haruka), Barbara (Momoko) and Néoman (Ryo, as X-1 Mask) in French.In addition, even also the weapons names and transformation commands were changed in the dub: The Laser Magnums and the Turbo Ranger had the prefix Bio added before the names (due to the fact that the Maskmen in the French dub are referred as Bioman), the Great Five was renamed as "Bio-Galaxy Robot", the Shot Bomber was renamed as "Bio-Canon" and the Jet Cannon was translated as "Bio-Surf d'Assaut"(literally, Bio-Assault Surf). The transformation phrase was changed to "Aura suprême !" (literally, Supreme Aura!).
- Takeo (Takeru), Sayaka (Haruka), Keiko (Momoko) and Liu (Ryu) in Brazilian Portuguese, though Kenta and Akira retained their characters' names in the dub.
- Michael Joe (Takeru), Leonard (Kenta), Adrian (Akira), Eloisa (Haruka), Mary Rose (Momoko) and Roy (Ryo) were the names used in the Filipino dub.
- The female Maskman wear earrings while in Ranger form.