Characters: Ultimate Muscle

aka: Kinnikuman Nisei
Only list characters who debuted in Ultimate Muscle. For all "legend" characters, add entries at the character sheet for the original series.

Seigi/Justice/Idol Choujin (Muscle League in US)

Prince Kinniku Mantarou AKA Kinnikuman II (Kid Muscle in US)

Terry The Kid (Terry "The Grand" Kenyon in US)

Gazelleman (Dik Dik Van Dik in US)

Seiuchin (Wally Tusket in US)

  • Adorkable
  • Aerith and Bob: His parents are named Robert and Suzy and his sister is named Dorothy. Wally suddenly seems a lot more fitting.
  • Ax-Crazy: Made this by Neptuneman's Training from Hell.
  • Face-Heel Turn: In the Ultimate Choujin Tag Arc thanks to Neptuneman's training to make him a Perfect Choujin.
  • Heel Realization: Thankfully as he saw his parents in the past timeline in the audience and decides to fight as a Seigi Choujin but unfortunately later on, Neptuneman and Mammothman immediately ripped his face off after his loss to Warsman.
  • Nice Guy
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: See Gazelleman's entry.
  • The Worf Effect: Interestingly, he is actually aware of this, and is actually proud of being defeated because that let's his friends learn the villains abilities firsthand.
  • You Have Failed Me: Courtesy of Neptuneman and Mammothman in the Ultimate Choujin Tag Arc.

Kevin Mask

Jade (Jaeger in US)

Dead Signal (Road Rage in US)

  • Improbable Weapon User: This guy makes traffic a viable power.
  • Knight Templar
  • Master of Illusion: Not to the extent of other Chojin with illusory abilities in the series as a whole, but Dead Signal's deserves mention for manipulating the surrounding environment to create the illusion of the foe being hit with cars, trains and other kinds of vehicles.
  • Use Your Head: Your head being a rotatable Yield sign means you have a saw for a head.

Clioneman (Hydrozoa in US)

  • Balloon Belly: Has the ability to absorb his opponents into his body to drown or crush them with his rib cage, bloating himself up in the process.
  • Good Is Not Nice: One of the Choujin intended to replace the current Muscle League; Hydrozoa treats his fights with Wally and Mantarou as if he were fighting any legitimately evil foe. Not to mention he seems creepily excited when he decide to absorb Mantarou.
  • Making a Splash
    • An Ice Person: He can freeze his arms to create swords and shields, and it's also hinted to be the source of his ability to turn his body into a huge lens.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Into various sea creatures.

Check Mate

  • Big Damn Heroes: When he saved Dik Dik from Mr. Cheeks and Monsieur French's two-on-one assault.
  • Cultured Badass
  • Heel-Face Turn: Started out as a villain, but turned to the light side after his defeat.
  • Feels No Pain: At first. He overestimates this and forgets that he only doesn't feel pain, but his body still feels the damage and strain from the attacks like any other person, and this comes back to bite him HARD against Mantaro, and is the ultimate reason for his defeat.
  • Lack of Empathy: His inability to feel pain drove him to label those who do as "weak."
  • One-Winged Angel: Grand Slam
  • Training from Hell: Sunshine put him through the most agonising regiment ever, resulting in Check Mate finally blocking out all feelings of pain.
  • Villain with Good Publicity
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Can "chess piece change" from king to knight to castle, or to the "Grand Slam", a combination of all three.
  • Would Harm A Child: He elbows a boy who calls him out on his brutal tactics.

Scarface (Eskara in US anime and games) AKA Mars

Ilioukhine (Comrade Turbinski in US)

  • It Is Pronounced Tro PAY: The "k" is silent.
  • Morality Pet/Morality Chain: Meat. He admits that he used to be absolutely brutal in his fights prior to meeting Meat, and that when Meat stops him from crashing after Kevin Mask throws him off a high-altitude ring, Ilioukhine lets go of his brutality.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can change into any kind of plane to attack his enemies

Barrierfreeman: Nils (Young Body) & Jijioman (Georgioman in US) (Old Body)

Akugyou/Evil Choujin/Demon-Making Plant (dMp)

Tel-Tel Boy (Dialbolic in US)

MAXman (Pumpinator in US)

Rex King (Tyrannoclaw in US)

The Rigani (Cranky Doodle Claw Daddy in US)

  • Curb-Stomp Battle: While he does prove a challenge, he's much easier to deal with than Checkmate and Mars

Fork The Giant (Forkolossus in US)


Bone Cold (Lone Bone Cold in US Manga)


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Demon Seed

Reborn Ashuraman

The Constellation

  • Evil Genius: He gave Mantaro a very hard fight and even defeated his Muscle Millenium. He was then defeated by the Incomplete Muscle Gravity.
  • Expy: Of Pentagon and Black Hole since he is a 4D Choujin himself.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Due to his nature as a constellation being, he can split himself into two bodies, grow horns, a scorpion tail wings and transform himself into a bear and crab.



The Tattooman


Ultimate Choujin Tag Arc characters

Time/Jikan Choujin

  • Bad Powers, Good People: It is revealed that there were good Time Choujin in their planet who don't use their time powers for evil and is actually neutral until the Evil Time Choujin, Lightning and Thunder, killed off every one of them but Chaos who escaped.
  • Time Master: They can remove their time horns to travel in time, morph their body parts into clock parts, and use their mouthpieces to forward time and heal themselves.
  • Time Travel

Five Disasters

  • Big Bad Ensemble: Similar to the Dream Choujin Tag arc, they had an evil alliance with Neptuneman and Mammothman by the semifinals and all four even worked with Satan to take Kinnikuman out!
  • Finishing Move: Death Watch Branding and Prelude To Justice Crumbling
  • Hero Killer: They killed Robin Mask in the past which could have got Kevin Mask to not exist but Mantaro and others managed to stop it but Alisa was then the victim instead. They also cut off Brocken Jr.'s arm. They even defeated Neptuneman and Mammothman although the latter abandoned his own partner to be with Kinnikuman Super Phoenix.
  • Time Travel: As Time Choujin, they can do this after pulling off their Demonic Time Horns.


  • Big Bad: Of the Ultimate Choujin Tag Arc.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Has both in his true form for his signature attacks.
  • Driven to Suicide: When Mantaro and Kevin decides to restore him and Thunder using small pieces of the Competition Bulbs which they were after to become more powerful, Thunder took it but Lightning did not because he didn't want to except pity from the Seigi Choujin. He said while Thunder has his own mother to worry about, Lightning says he has no one that will miss him. So, he jumps into the volcanic Mt. Fuji and perishes into ashes.
  • Dying Alone: He decides this fate since he believes no one will miss him and that at least Thunder has his mother that does.
  • Healing Factor: He can reverse all the damage he suffered with the same mouthpiece upside down!
  • Shape Shifter: He can split his body to avoid attacks.
  • Shapeshifter Weapon: He can turn his legs into minute hands for the Death Watch Branding finishing move.
  • Spikes of Villainy: His true form has them.
  • Time Stands Still: His Acceleration with a special mouthpiece.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When Thunder was taken down by Mantaro and Kevin's NIKU->LAP, he didn't took it very well and even kicks down his own partner for it!


  • Absurdly Sharp Claws: His left shoulder possesses a large lion's claw when it is used for his Lion's Authority Signature Move.
  • Animal Motifs: Lion since is one part of it.
  • Bastard Bastard: How he had grown up to be this after finding out about his father raping his mother and ran away from home as the result.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Unfortunately, she was scared of him because of the trauma due to his father.
  • Healing Factor: Same as Lightning.
  • How Much More Can He Take: A lot of Choujin fits this trope, but Thunder stood out. He was thrown into the swords but got back up normally, took a Cross Bomber and lived, accidentally fell victim of his and Lightning's own Death Watch Branding intended for Mantaro and Kevin, then took a NIKU->LAP to finally bring him down, and then somehow... he managed to get back up to stop Mantaro's Muscle Spark from finishing off Lightning! Let's see if Kevin's Big Ben Edge can finally bring him down.
    • He is finally defeated along with Lightning but not with Big Ben Edge but the Muscle Kingdom!
  • Instrument of Murder: His Shapeshifter Weapon the Legendary Destruction Bell that mentally attack the Seigi Choujins which reminds of their past battles and pain.
  • Manly Tears: His reaction to Lightning's suicide.
  • Time Stands Still: Like Lightning.
  • Zipperiffic: His first outfit and his mask before it was shredded up to reveal his lion mask and his armor.

Chaos Avenir

  • Ascended Fanboy: He is a Choujin Otaku who ends up joining Mantaro in the Ultimate Choujin Tag Arc/
  • Badass Normal: Subverted since he believed he was a regular human during the tournament until he regain his memories.
  • Charlie Brown from Outta Town: Kinnikuman Great III
  • Future Badass: He is said to be the one who stopped a wave of Evil Choujin during the time the Seigi Choujin were raising their own children.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He saved Neptuneman from falling into Mt. Fuji only to get fatal burned himself and died eventually as he played with his collected Choujin figures.
  • Time Stands Still
  • You Killed My Father: To the Five Disasters who are the ones who killed his family and his father Minute Avenir.

Other Ultimate Choujin Tag Arc Characters

Hell Carpenters

Deiku Toryo

Plas Mo Man

The Wailing Ghost Gang


The Gaon

Team Cosmos

  • Mother Russia Makes You Strong: They consider themselves the true representatives of USSR than their fluffy counterparts Hell's Bears who they call Misha. It didn't end well for them as their opponents are NOT as fluffy as they seem and it is NOT just because of this trope.



Carpet Bombers



Alternative Title(s):

Kinnikuman Nisei