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"Mythical Summoning! Won Tiger!"
Mythical Chi Beast Won Tiger (気伝獣ウォンタイガー Kidenjū Won Taigā, King Tiger) is the personal Chi Beast of KibaRanger, created in episode 22 by the combined powers of Kaku and the five core Dairangers. It can serve as a mount for RyuseiOh when the latter is in warrior mode and can attack with a blast of sound called Great Roar. Its suit actor was Jiro Okamoto.
Due to the detrimental effects of the Gorma Tribe's Yoryuku, the Great Cosmos deemed it necessary to create a sixth Mythical Chi Beast. To do so required the Dairangers to journey to a distant land where the Great Cosmos planned to birth it so they could use their power to bring it into being. Unfortunately, Shadam learned of the event and sought to prevent it by capturing and executing Ryo. With the help of Kou, the other Dairangers were able to rescue Ryo and make it to the location of Won Tiger's birth in time to bring it into being, whereupon Kou claimed him as his personal Chi Beast.
Mythical Chi Warrior Won Tiger
"Won Tiger, Warrior Change!"
Like RyuseiOh, Won Tiger can assume a humanoid form called Mythical Chi Warrior Won Tiger (気伝武人 ウォンタイガー Kiden Bujin Won Taigā), called "Warrior Mode" for short, with the command of "Warrior Change." In Warrior Mode, Won Tiger is armed with the Golden Sword (黄金剣 Ōgonken) formed from its tail and the 7 Legendary Chi Treasure Pearls in its cockpit which correlate to both the seven days of the week and the Chinese elements. These jewels, when used, make Won Tiger use powers themed after them;
- Moon [月, Getsu] (Monday)
- Fire [火, Hi] (Tuesday): Makes Won Tiger shoot fireballs from its chest.
- Water [水, Mizu] (Wednesday)
- Wood [木, Ki] (Thursday)
- Metal [金, Kin] (Friday)
- Earth [土, Tsuchi] (Saturday)
- Sun [日, Hi] (Sunday)
RyuseiOh Riding on the Won Tiger
Shinsei Gattai Kiba DaiOh
- See also: Mega Tigerzord
"Nova Fusion! Kiba DaiOh!"
Nova Gattai Kiba DaiOh (新星合体牙大王 Shinsei Gattai Kiba Daiō, "Nova Fusion Fanged Great King") is the combination of Won Tiger and Heavenly Chi Palace. First introduced in Episode 22, Won Tiger is armed with a bladed buckler on its right arm formed from Star-Houou.
Its attacks include Great Chi Power Punch (大気力パンチ Dai Kiryoku Panchi) and the Flying Sword - Smash to Atoms (飛翔剣・木端微塵 Hishō Ken: Koppamijin) finisher, where Star-Houou is released from Kiba DaiOh's arm and then charged with a blast of energy from the tiger head on Kiba DaiOh's chest, allowing Star-Houou to smash through opponents like a missile.
- The name "Won Tiger" comes from the kanji characters for "Kiba Daioh" arranged backwards. Won is the Chinese reading for "king" (王), while Tai and Ga (which is the Japanese approximation of "Tiger") are alternate readings for the kanji for "big" (大) and "fang" (牙) respectively.
- Just like Guardian Beast Dragon Caesar from Zyuranger, Mythical Ch'i Beast Won Tiger premiered in episode twenty one from its respected series, four episodes after their Ranger owners premiered in episode seventeen. They also both were adapted to zords belonging to the same Power Ranger, with different powers.
- They are also similar because they can combine with some of the Core Rangers Mecha to form a new Robo.
- White Tigerzord - Power Rangers counterpart in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Season 2). See comparison page.
- ↑ Super Sentai Art Collection: Sentai Robo Edition 1975-2002, page 083