Avataro Sentai Donbrothers will see the arrival of a new ranger itching to cause some chaos for our heroes in the 46th Super Sentai series. The new Ranger will be against the team shortly after the 6th Ranger, Don Doragokuu joined the ranks. This Dark Ranger will be aligned with the Noto, who has just released the character at the end of the latest episode. This Ranger has no known identity like the other Rangers and will likely be another General, alongside the other main Villains in the series. Images of the evil Ranger have made their appearance on social media as their debut episode soon airs.
Super Sentai has had many different evil Rangers in different shows since the 18th Sentai Series, Ninja Sentai Kakuranger. These Rangers are often Dark counterparts that mostly stay throughout a series as prime antagonists, with only a few having a change of heart. There are often singular members in the most recent Ranger series, but there have been a few occasions where a full team exists.
Recent shows with Dark Rangers have been a common appearance, however, some additions like Dark Rangers are mostly evil versions of Rangers within a team. There have even been original Dark Rangers in the Power Rangers adaptations, which have included Beast Morphers’ Blaze and Roxy, Lord Drakkon, and Power Rangers SPD’s A-Squad. The iconic evil Rangers in Super Sentai, and some of the most recent, include Mahou Sentai Magiranger‘s Wolzard, Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters‘ Dark Buster, and most recently Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger Staceaser just to name a few.
Avataro Sentai Donbrothers has already seen their 6th Ranger, Don Doragokuu, recently join the team but has yet to possess all main features associated with the Ranger. This includes his Silver Ranger tiger form, Don Torabolt, and his Robotaro forms that were previously revealed. The Dark Ranger will be aligned with the antagonists of the show, who are known as The Noto.
These villains are also known as Cerebrans due to mistranslation from the kanji meaning ‘Brain Person’. The Noto already have three Tokusatsu warriors that fight for their side, which include Sonoi, Sononi, and Sonaza. These three characters already have a significant place in the show but now they are joined by a Ranger who may shift the balance.
Avataro Sentai Donbrothers’ Dark Ranger, Don Murasame, Rises
The Ranger will be known as Don Murasame and will be aligned with the Noto as a purple-based Ranger. They are an artificial life form made from light to serve an entity currently only known as ‘Mother’. The design makes them different from the Noto as it is the same as the Rangers that they oppose, including their own visor design.
The motif of this Ranger will be a Shark, which is seen in the logo that bears a resemblance to the Donbrothers’ Avataro Peach symbol. The Ranger will also Shark-shaped shuriken and a sword that is similar to the Zanglass Sword, which is called the Ninjark Sword. Here are some of the images of Don Murasame in the Live-action series, along with his weapons.
The weapon being like Don Momotaro’s Sword suggests that they may be considered an opposing force to the team’s Red Ranger. The Ranger also appears to have a Ninja essence due to the name of the sword and the shark shurikens he can use. The Shark motif may also be linked to folklore as the Rangers of the series are all based on. The folklore that the Ranger is likely based on is The Isonade, which is a massive shark-like demon from Japanese folklore. It will be interesting to see the Ranger’s personal Changer as it may be an original design or a simple recolor of an existing Morpher like the Don Blaster.
It will also be interesting to see if they can use Avataro Gears and even Gears relating to past Dark Rangers in Super Sentai, but that has yet to be confirmed.
Don Murasame Revealed to have Alter Form
Like Don Momotaro and Don Doragokuu, this Dark Ranger will have their own Alter form that will allow them to fight on the small micro level as the Rangers. This form will be a warrior form and a purple shark form, which matches the motif that the Ranger has. Images of this form were revealed alongside the images of Donbrothers’ 6th Ranger Robotaro forms and show both modes that Don Murasame Alter can become. Toy images of the Change Heroes line for this Alter have also been released. Here are the images of the Dark Ranger’s Alter forms, which include a warrior mode and a Shark mode.
The battles between the Rangers and the Dark Ranger will likely be an epic debut but the use of an Alter mode may tip the scales even more. The warrior mode seems to be like the design of Don Momotaro’s Alter form, but the shark mode looks much more powerful with a fantastic design. It will be interesting to see if any other Dark Rangers are connected to Don Murasame as they may also have Alter forms for them to use. Considering that past Dark Rangers often stole powers from their opponents, it is likely that they may still combine with the Sentai Alters that have already been seen.
What could follow the Dark Ranger’s debut?
The only other addition that may happen for Don Murasame is a possible Robotaro form. This has yet to be confirmed but there are already a lot of similarities between this Dark Ranger and both Don Momotaro and Don Doragokuu, so it may happen. Most evil Ranger often raises the threat level, which may mean the first Power-up/Super mode may debut soon. Rumors regarding the Super mode have already been posted by Dukemon on social media. Rumors regarding the item used for the Super mode also mention Don Murasame’s possible Morpher. Here are the rumors about the new addition that could be used by both the Red and Gold Rangers of the show.
The reference to Zenkaiger’s ZenKaiju Gear is a very significant comparison as it suggests that the Power-Up item may be alive. The fact that the Tiger Gong (TiGuarDra) can also use it may suggest that both the red and gold Rangers will get a new look when it debuts. The ‘General riding a horse’ detail might even hint that the Robotaro might be a horse-based Zord too. Most fans will be waiting to see the Changer that Don Murasame has when he appears for the first time in the live-action series.
There is likely to be a release of Don Murasame’s Morpher and Ninjark Sword, but that may only happen closer to the end of the show’s run, like StaCeaser’s Geartozinger from Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger.
Don Murasame will debut in episode 18 of Avataro Sentai Donbrothers. This episode will air this Sunday, the 3rd of July in Japan. The Don Murasame Alter toy will be released on the 16th of July, 2022. The TV debut of the Alter form for the Ranger has yet to be revealed but will likely follow the first appearance.
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