|This article is about a/an villain in Uchu Sentai Kyuranger.|
- "What?! I've obtained the power of a Karo! How?!"
- ―Final words before death
Thunderbird (ザンダバルド Zandabarudo) is one of the many Daikaan of the Space Shogunate Jark Matter who rule the Earth, was promoted to a Karo who rules the Norma System and the main antagonist of Uchu Sentai Kyuranger: Episode of Stinger.
As one of the Daikaan of Earth, Thunderbird manipulated a small town into persecuting a half-alien girl named Mika Retsu. He then approached a despondent Mika, feigning sympathy and kindness, and convinced her to join Jark Matter.
Giving her the mission to kill the people who treated her so cruelly, he presented her with an Enlarge Inro as proof of her promotion to Daikaan, after she completed the mission. After Mika was defeated by Stinger and Champ, he attacked Mika and fatally wounded her before escaping in his Moraimars.
He later appeared to Champ and Stinger having been promoted to Karo of the Norma System. He then taunted Stinger by revealing he had been behind Mika's suffering, which only infuriated the Kyuranger. They then fought, with Stinger nearly getting defeated, until he used the power of the Ikkakuju Kyutama to turn the tables before destroying him.
Thunderbird is a cruel, manipulative, and selfish character, tricking an entire town into persecuting Mika then pretending to be kind to her just to get her to kill her persecutors all to impress Don Armage to get a promotion.
- Zanderbato (ザンダーバー刀 Zandābātō): A short sword.
- Height: 195cm
- Weight: 176kg
- Title: Daikaan of Earth (promoted to Karo of Norma)
- Born: Totem of Aquila
- Category: Alloy Alien
- Inrō: Left Waist
Behind the Scenes
Thunderbird is voiced by Tsutomu Isobe (礒部勉 Isobe Tsutomu), who previously portrayed Heavenly Saint Blagel/Isamu Ozu/Dark Magic Knight Wolzard in Mahou Sentai Magiranger.
- Its design resembles the Thunderbird cryptid with elements of a totem pole.
- Its suit is the remodified version of Ommo Indaver's suit.
- He is the second Daikaan to be from Aquila after Mothma.