Sunday, March 28, 2010

Ranger Villain Profile: Goseiger Monsters

There where multiple arcs in the course of the Goseiger series, with different groups of villains having their own monsters.

The Universal Insect Monsters (ユニバーサルインセクトモンスター, Yunibāsaru Insekuto Monsutā) are the insect based alien monsters form different planets that serve Warstar, their full name relating to their talents. With the use of Buredoran's Bibi Bugs, they are able to enlarge.

* The name of the planet the Universal Insect Monster comes from is an anagram of the type of Earth insect they represent.
* Following an insect theme, all Warstar-related members and things have names that are modifications of the Japanese names of American science fiction films. "Warstar" itself is from Star Wars (スターウォーズ, Sutā Wōzu)

Yuumajuu Monsters The monsters who serve the Yuumajuu. Each of their names is a modification of a film title. For the Yuumajuu, these films are monster movies and each member of Yuumajuu is modeled after a specific cryptid or other horror film creatures. The name Yūmajū comes from a Japanese term for cryptids akin to "UFO": UMA (ユーマ, Yūma, Unidentified Mysterious Animal).

The Matoroids (マトロイド, Matoroido) are the robotic servants of the Matrintis Empire. The Matrintis's and the Matoroid's names come from movies that feature robots. Another naming quirk of Matrintis is that their names feature non-Japanese characters. The name "Matrintis" is itself a portmanteau of the title of the film The Matrix (マトリックス, Matorikkusu) and Atlantis (アトランティス, Atorantisu), referencing their origins from beneath the sea. Unlike the Warstar and the Yuumajuu members who were modeled after terrestrial invertebrates, Matrintis characters are modeled after marine invertebrates.

The Warstar Monsters

The Yuumajuu Monsters

The Matoroids

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