|This article is about a/an villain in Power Rangers Ninja Storm.|
- "It was a test! The strength of your modern warriors is great. My Wolfblades are up the the challenge. However, we must increase their strength if we are to have success"
- ―Shamazu's first lines after Lothor lanch his laser at Shimazu's chest.[src]
Shimazu is ancient warlord that attack a local village 2,000 years ago, his spirit was sealed in a statue that contains the reincarnation of an evil Japanese warlord legend, most notable the mask, he is one of the main Generals in Lothors army.
Introduce in the two-part episode "Shimazu Returns" ,he was brought to life accidentally by Motodrone during a battle between Cameron Watanabe, the Green Samurai Ranger, and Motodrone, due to Motodrone's reanimated energy. He joined Lothor's army (where Lothor gave Shimazu the power of speech) and unleashed three creatures called Wolfblades. Though the Rangers defeated his Wolfblades and defeated the combine three-headed wolf monster called the Wolfblade Conglomerate with the Thunder Ultrazord, he remained a part of Lothor's army for the remainder of the series.
Shimazu, along with Vexacus, plotted to take control of Lothor's ship, but he was eventually betrayed. He later teamed up with Marah and Kapri, who at the time seemed to be masterminds, having concealed their genius. They used him to try to destroy the Rangers in their Zords. However, after the Zords were destroyed by the Rangers, Marah and Kapri destroyed him, having been working for Lothor throughout (After he was destroyed, his mask remained and as stated when he first appeared, it is his mask that holds his soul, so it's possible that he's still very much alive inside the mask),
Shimazu returned from the Abyss of Evil in the final episode, and was quickly defeated by the Red Wind Ranger. However, it wasn't revealed if he was completely destroyed.
In an alternate dimension, its Shimazu is a good guy. Shimazu is among those who help Mayor Lothor fight the Evil Ninja Rangers.
Unlike most villains in Lothors army, Shimazu is calm, sneeky and very cunning, he will take his mission both seriously and offensively.
Powers and Ability's
- Lighting Beams: Shimazu can fire red-es orange colored lighting beams from his hands.
- Hand-To-Hand Combat: Shimazu is a skilled fighter, in the first part two-part episode "Shimazu Returns", he can take out four Rangers in battle.
- Teleportation: Shimazu can teleport to any location at will.
- Wolfblade Whistle: Shimazu carrys a whistle that he can blow at to increase the Wolfblade's strength.
- Shimazuzord: Only used in the penultimate episode "Down and Dirty", Shimazu can pilot his very own Zord, it is bat-themed.
Behind the Scenes
- Shimazu is portrayed by Jeremy Birchall.
- It is possible this villain is named Shimazu because of its demonic appearance. In Japanese history Shimazu Yoshihiro, head of the great Shimazu clan of the island Kyushu, was often referred to as "The Devil" Shimazu.
- Power Rangers Ninja Storm
- Episode 28: Shimazu Returns, Part I
- Episode 29: Shimazu Returns, Part II
- Episode 30: The Wild Wipeout
- Episode 31: Double-Edged Blake
- Episode 32: Eye of the Storm
- Episode 33: General Deception, Part I
- Episode 34: General Deception, Part II
- Episode 35: A Gem of a Day
- Episode 36: Down and Dirty
- Episode 38/Finale: Storm Before the Calm, Part II