Mechanical Subjugation Empire Matrintis

Po10tate Robogog
Po10tate Robogog

Translated Monster Name: Po10tate Robogog

Based On The Film: Robocop

Film’s Japanese Title: ロボコップ

Translated Japanese Film Title: Robocop

Transliterated Japanese Film Title: Robokoppu

Japanese Monster Name: 10サイのロボゴーグ

Transliterated Monster Name: 10sai no Robogoogu

Based on the Marine Invertebrate: Shrimp

Terrain: Any

Hobby (from the official webpage): Discipline

Voice Actor: Kosugi Juurota

The Reference Is…: In the film Robocop, police officer Alex Murphy is turned into a cyborg. Toward the end of this story arc, it is revealed that Robogog transformed himself into a cyborg.

Episode: Reoccuring

Notes: Robogog’s Japanese title is “10sai” a reference both to his personal genius (“tensai”) and his ten abilities (10-sai) revealed over the course of the show. In the Japanese, the name of each of these abilities contains the phoneme “sai” (Kisai Brain = Genius Brain; Seisai Bomb = Restraining Bomb; etc). We chose to preserve the entire pun by rendering his title as Po10tate (Potentate = a person who possesses great power, authority, or ability) and rendering his abilities as Po10-Cs (Potencies) by giving each ability a name that begins with a C.

Agent Metal ALIS
Agent Metal ALIS

Translated Monster Name: Agent Metal ALIS

Based On The Film: Metropolis

Film’s Japanese Title: メトロポリス

Translated Japanese Film Title: Metropolis

Transliterated Japanese Film Title: Metoroporisu

Japanese Monster Name: エージェントのメタルA(アリス)

Transliterated Monster Name: Eejento no Metaru Arisu

Based on the Marine Invertebrate: Basket Star

Terrain: City

Hobby (from the official webpage): Counting numbers/time

Voice Actor: Inoue Marina

The Reference Is…:

The plot of Metrpolis concerns the actions of a malevolent robot woman.

Episode: Reoccuring

Notes:  The naming quirk for Matrintis enemies is to insert capitalized English letters or numbers into each character’s Japanese name. ALIS’s name is simply rendered “Metal A” in Japanese, with “Arisu” being a supplemented reading provided for the A. Therefore, in order to preserve the name scheme for her in a way that would be noticeable, we chose to render her entire second name in capital letters.

Cyborg BladeRUN
Cyborg BladeRUN

Translated Monster Name: Cyborg BladeRUN

Based On The Film: Blade Runner

Film’s Japanese Title: ブレードランナー

Translated Japanese Film Title: Blade Runner

Transliterated Japanese Film Title:  Bureedo Rannaa

Japanese Monster Name: サイボーグのブレドRUN

Transliterated Monster Name: Saiboogu no BuredoRUN

Based on the Marine Invertebrate: Ammonite

Terrain: City

Hobby (from the official webpage): None (due to amnesia)

Voice Actor: Tobita Nobuo

The Reference Is…: Amnesia is a recurring theme in Blade Runner, as several characters in the film can’t clearly remember their past or origins. During this story arc, BladeRUN appears to have lost his memories as part of his reconstruction as a cyborg.

Episode: Reoccuring

Notes: The “no” particle is used in monster names throughout the series, but will be interpreted differently in each arc to emphasize how differently the names are written in Japanese. For Matroids, the particle is dropped in English and the name treated as a direct title.

Shot ZirKT-0
Shot ZirKT0
Shield ZirKT
Shield ZirKT

Translated Monster Name: Shield ZirKT

Based On The Film: Short Circuit

Film’s Japanese Title: ショート・サーキット

Translated Japanese Film Title: Short Circuit

Transliterated Japanese Film Title: Shooto Saakitto

Japanese Monster Name: シールドのザンKT

Transliterated Monster Name: Shiirudo no ZanKT

Based on the Marine Invertebrate: Giant Ezo Scallop

Terrain: City

Hobby (from the official webpage): Defensive postures

Voice Actor: Taketora

The Reference Is…: Shield ZirKT is the first Matroid MotW in this arc of Goseiger. In the film, protagonist Johnny 5 is a prototype robot.

Episode: 33

Notes: In episode 40 of Gokaiger, a “prototype” Shield ZirKT, named Shot ZirKT0, is encountered by the Gokaigers prior to this episode occurring. (Pictured above)

Shoot ZirKT2
Shoot ZirKT2

Translated Monster Name: Shoot ZirKT2

Based On The Film: Short Circuit 2

Film’s Japanese Title: ショート・サーキット2 がんばれ!ジョニー5

Translated Japanese Film Title: Short Circuit 2: Do Your Best, Johnny 5!

Transliterated Japanese Film Title: Shooto Saakitto 2 Ganbare! Jonii 5!

Japanese Monster Name: シュートのザンKT2

Transliterated Monster Name: Shuuto no ZanKT2

Based on the Marine Invertebrate: Giant Ezo Scallop

Terrain: City

Hobby (from the official webpage): Offensive postures

Voice Actor: Taketora

The Reference Is…: Since this is a rebuilt Shield ZirKT, it’s a “sequel” to the original monster, just as Short Circuit 2 is a sequel to the original film.

Episode: 34

Notes: Just like the Warstar and UMA, every Matroid has his (or her) own hobby ascribed by the offical website. In addition, each Matroid has a type of favored terrain.

Mach ZtealS
Mach ZtealS

Translated Monster Name: Mach ZtealS

Based On The Film: Stealth

Film’s Japanese Title: ステルス

Translated Japanese Film Title: Stealth

Transliterated Japanese Film Title: Suterusu

Japanese Monster Name: マッハのズテルS

Transliterated Monster Name: Mahha no ZuteruS

Based on the Marine Invertebrate: Plankton

Terrain: Sky

Hobby (from the official webpage): The Vertical Cuban S [Skywriting]

Voice Actor: Chiba Isshin

The Reference Is…: ZtealS is a plane-themed monster, and the movie Stealth is about an artificially intelligent plane.

Episode: 35

Notes: In real-life skywriting, there is a maneuver called the Vertical Cuban 8, but we can’t find any evidence of a maneuver called the Vertical Cuban S. Moves like the Split S exist, so… maybe ZtealS invented a new type of skywriting maneuver?

Scan VersalsoLJ
Scan VersalsoLJ

Translated Monster Name: Scan VersalsoLJ

Based On The Film: Universal Soldier

Film’s Japanese Title: ユニバーサル・ソルジャー

Translated Japanese Film Title: Universal Soldier

Transliterated Japanese Film Title: Yunibaasaru Sorujaa

Japanese Monster Name: スキャンのバザルソLJ

Transliterated Monster Name: Skyan no BazaruzoLJ

Based on the Marine Invertebrate: Paintpot Cuttlefish

Terrain: Competition grounds

Hobby (from the official webpage): Push-ups (making others do them)

Voice Actor: Takashina Toshitsugu

The Reference Is…: Scan VersalsoLJ wants to turn athletes into perfect soliders, while the plot of Universal Soldier concerns the creation of genetically augmented super-soldiers.

Episode: 36

Vital CravoltaG
Vital CravoltaG

Translated Monster Name: Vital CravoltaG

Based On The Film: Crank: High Voltage

Film’s Japanese Title: アドレナリン:ハイ・ボルテージ

Translated Japanese Film Title: Adrenaline: High Voltage

Transliterated Japanese Film Title: Adorenarin: Hai Voruteeji

Japanese Monster Name: バイタルのアドボルテG

Transliterated Monster Name: Baitaru no AdoboruteG

Based on the Marine Invertebrate: Coral

Terrain: City

Hobby (from the official webpage): Dressing up in animal suits

Voice Actor: Hoshino Mitsuaki

The Reference Is…: In this episode, Moune’s anger can’t rise past a certain point. In the film, the main character’s artificial heart will stop if the amount of electricity in its battery runs too low.

Episode: 37

Notes: This episode might have been written with the original Crank film more in mind than the sequel. In the original, the main character’s adrenaline can’t drop below a certain point, or his heart will stop. That said, the original film is much less of a science fiction film than the sequel.

 Timer Bak2FujiER
Timer Bak2FujiER

Translated Monster Name: Timer Bak2FujiER

Based On The Film: Back to the Future

Film’s Japanese Title: バック・トゥ・ザ・フューチャー

Translated Japanese Film Title: Back to the Future

Transliterated Japanese Film Title: Bakku tu za Fyuucha

Japanese Monster Name: タイマーのバクトフージER

Transliterated Monster Name: Taimaa no BakutofuujiER

Based on the Marine Invertebrate: Horseshoe Crab

Terrain: The past

Hobby (from the official webpage): Studying history

Voice Actor: Sakaguchi Kouichi

The Reference Is…:

Episode: 39-40

Notes: Bak2FujiER has the ability to travel through time, just like the Delorean in the Back to the Future film trilogy.

Neutral Ain I (Koro)
Neutral Ain I (Koro)

Translated Monster Name: Neutral Ain I

Based On The Film: A.I

Film’s Japanese Title: A.I

Translated Japanese Film Title: A.I

Transliterated Japanese Film Title: A.I

Japanese Monster Name: ニュートラルのアインI

Transliterated Monster Name: Nyuutoraru no AinI

Based on the Marine Invertebrate: Starfish

Terrain: The enemy base

Hobby (from the official webpage): Tag, soccer, catch

Voice Actor: Yamaguchi Kappei

The Reference Is…: Ain I, much like the robot boy in the film A.I., simply wants to understand his place in the world and be loved.

Episode: 41

Notes: While the Japanese fanbase is pretty sure the film reference for this episode is A.I., this monster could very easily be a reference to the 1999 film The Iron Giant (in Japanese called アイアン・ジャイアント [Aian Jyaianto]). This would fit Goseiger’s monster name scheme and there are some strikingly similar scenes.

Imitation SurogaDT
Imitation SurogaDT

Translated Monster Name: Imitation SurogaDT

Based On The Film: Surrogates (2009)

Film’s Japanese Title: サロゲート

Translated Japanese Film Title: Surrogate

Transliterated Japanese Film Title: Sarogeeto

Japanese Monster Name: イミテイションのサロゲDT

Transliterated Monster Name: Imiteishon no SarogeDT

Based on the Marine Invertebrate: Sponge

Terrain: City

Hobby (from the official webpage): Illegal data copying

Voice Actor: Miyauchi Takahiro

The Reference Is…: In this episode, the monster creates an evil duplicate of Datas. In the film, people use remotely-controlled android duplicates called “surrogates” to live their lives while they remain in the safety of their homes.

Episode: 42

Short ZirKT 3

Translated Monster Name:  Short ZirKT3

Based On The Film: Short Circuit (Remake)

Film’s Japanese Title: ショート・サーキット(リメイク版)

Translated Japanese Film Title: Short Circuit (Remake)

Transliterated Japanese Film Title: Shooto Saakitto (Rimeiku-han)

Japanese Monster Name: ショートのザンKT3

Transliterated Monster Name: Shooto no ZanKT3

Based on the Marine Invertebrate: Giant Ezo Scallop

Terrain: Water’s Edge

Hobby (from the official webpage): Front line postures

Voice Actor: Ibuki

The Reference Is…: This monster is yet another refurbished version of the original Short ZirKT suit, making it a literal “remake.”

Episode: 43

Notes: Short ZirkT3 is the only Goseiger monster based on a film that was known to be in production, but was not yet released at the time of its first appearance. As of this writing, the Short Circuit remake appears to have been delayed, but to still be in production. The most recent news about it came from actor Fisher Stevens in July 2013, who told website TMZ that he had been contacted about appearing in the film.

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