Recap / Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger E 42 The Strongest Man In The Universe
After watching his forces defeated by the Gokaigers, Akudosu agrees to Insarn's pleas of giving Damarasu another chance. Upon hearing this, Damarasu breaks from confinement by himself and before setting off to confront the pirates, he confronts Basco ta Jolokia for not killing the Gokaigers when he had the chance, but he offers to spare the privateer's life in return for his help. Aboard the Gokai Galleon, the crew is shocked to find Doc in a magazine, labeled as a hero who was said to have died defeating the an evil planet-eating dragon. Doc apologizes for lying that he was a refugee from a Zangyack planet while admitting that he has no memory of doing such a thing. In hopes of regaining his memory, Doc dines at a fancy restaurant with Luka, Gai, and Ahim where the story of how he joined the Gokai Galleon crew is revealed. Soon after, on their way to find dessert, the pirates are attacked by Damarasu as Captain Marvelous and Joe arrive, the latter recognizing their foe. Transforming to fight him, the Gokaigers find themselves outmatched as Damarasu lives up to his reputation as the Zangyack Empire's greatest warrior. They attempt to fall back, but Basco and Sally block their only escape route. As the others are taken out by Basco and Sally, Gokai Red is defeated by Damarasu. Basco then incinerates the others as Doc is knocked aside with Damarasu taking Captain Marvelous to have him executed, while Basco takes his Mobirate and Ranger Key. Left alone, Doc is horrified that his shipmates are killed and his captain is in mortal danger.[
- Arbitrary Headcount Limit: A twist on the limit is introduced when the team change into Gekiranger at the start. There were only ever five Gekirangers, so Gai usually gets left out of a team change. In this episode, however, Doc and Ahim change into Rio and Mele instead of Geki Violet and Geki Chopper as usual.
- Batman Cold Open: The Gokaigers take on a pair of Dogormin on the ground while Gai takes on a giant pair with GoJyuRex.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Damaras easily manages to defeat both Basco in his armored form and the Gokaigers.
- Finishing Move: Basco is revealed to have his own, which he uses to seemingly incinerate Joe, Luka, Ahim and Gai.
- Also in the opening, the Gokaigers as Fiveman use the Super Five Ball on the Dogormin.
- Shout-Out: Gai does a pose very similar to Gentaro's "UCHUU KITAAAAA" pose from Kamen Rider Fourze.
- Title Drop: Justified in that it's Damaras' title in the Zangyack Fleet. And boy, does he back it up.
- Trash of the Titans: Flashbacks show that the Gokai Galleon was a dump before Don joined the crew.
- Wham Episode: This episode ends with a helpless Don after Marvelous is captured by Damaras and Basco, with the other Gokaigers seemingly killed at the hands of the latter.