|This article is about a/an villain in Himitsu Sentai Gorenger.|
Sun Mask (日輪仮面 Nichirin Kamen), nicknamed the "Star of Africa" (アフリカの星 Afurika no Hoshi), is a ruthless tyrant who was renowned for his successive victories in Africa. He was called to Japan by the Black Cross Führer to help battle Goranger. He often used whatever means necessary to win, but often let his cowardly nature get in the way of his operations.
He encountered the Gorenger multiple times, usually assisting other Masked Monsters under him and rarely getting into combat on his own. However as the Black Cross Furher realized his failures and decided to bring in Iron Mask Temujin to assist, Sun Halo Mask enacted one final plan to get on the leader's good side. Using the assistance of Zolders, he faked an injury in order to get on the good side of Tsuyoshi Kaijo, claiming that he was being punished by the Furher and that he was willing to give up secrets to take him down. However the leads that he gave lead to the other Gorenger to become captured and his injuries easily restored, enraging Kaijo for falling for the trick. In a final showdown, Kaijo strikes down Sun Halo Mask in anger with his Red Bute before destroying him with his team with Gorenger Storm.
Powers and Abilities
He could manipulate and generate intense fire from his eyes, teleport, jump high, and a sun staff that can return to him if thrown and emits heat flashes called the Nichirin Flash.
Video Game appearances
Super Sentai Battle Base
Sun Halo Mask is among the vast pantheon of villains which appear in the mobile game Super Sentai Battle Base.
- Sun Halo Mask is the very first "general" character in Sentai history; prior to him, all of the Masked Monsters were independent agents who reported directly to the Black Cross Führer.
- Himitsu Sentai Gorenger
- Ep. 15: The Big Blue Fortress! Big Raging Variblune (theatrically screened as Himitsu Sentai Gorenger: The Blue Fortress)
- Ep. 16: White Weirdness! The Eye in the Mirror
- Ep. 17: The Purple Theme Park! A Demonic Cemetery
- Ep. 18: Horrible Black Crusaders! Attack According to the (Secret) Plan
- Ep. 19: A Blue Spark! The Spy Front That Floats in the Sea
- Ep. 20: Crimson Fight to the Death! Sun Halo Mask vs. Akarenger