Dead Signal (デッド・シグナル) is a living Traffic light from Japan. He was defeated by Mantaro in the first round of the HF First Year Replacement Tournament (also the only member of Generation EX to lose in the first round)


Dead Signal is a chojin composed primarily of traffic lights. He is a member of the second generation graduates from the Hercules Factory, named Generation Ex. He is a teammate of Scarface, Jade and Clioneman. We see him mostly during his first round match against Mantaro Kinniku, where he is swiftly defeated and is not seen again within the series. He attacks mostly with road-related attacks and techniques.


Dead Signal is introduced alongside his colleagues in the Hercules Factory Replacement Matches, where he graduates with honours alongside Jade, Scarface, and Clioneman. [1] It is announced that the new graduates - Generation Ex - will battle the old graduates in a tournament much like soccer divisions, to see who will stay on Earth as its protectors. He is matched against Mantaro Kinniku in the first rounds. [2]

He watches eagerly during the Seiuchin vs. Clioneman match, where he mocks Seiuchin's defeat as boring and claims a stray dog provides more interest. Mantaro places the dog before him, which urinates over him, and provokes a fight, causing both men to be held back and stopped. [3] He enters Kawasaki Stadium for the Block B second fight; Mantaro starts strong, but Dead Signal plays a 'Detour' sign, changing his face-plate to a road-signal, and Mantaro is forced to swerve away. [4]

Dead Signal gains the upper-hand, even bringing in weapons to attack Mantaro, but Harabote Muscle rules that the moves are legal due to Dead Signal not leaving the ring during his attacks. [5] Mantaro gains an advantage by learning he can create road-signs in return, which must be obeyed, and he uses his blood to make these signs. [5] Dead Signal releases tar over the ring and turns the surface into concrete, after which the two exchange a series of attacks and Mantaro saves a dog from Dead Signal's wrath and worst attacks. [6]

Mantaro defeats Dead Signal with a Butt Buster. [7]


  • Traffic Sign (交通標識(トラフィックサイン)殺法 Traffic Sign Sappō)
He can control his opponents movements by using various roads signs with hypnosis and weather control.
Direction to be followed B Left Turn Only (指定方向外進行禁止 Shitei Hōkōgai Shinkō Kinshi)
Falling rocks Watch For Falling Rock (落石注意 Rakuseki Chūi)
Crossing B Dead Railroad (死の踏切り(デッドレイルロード))

🔰 Dead Guard Rail (デッドガードレール)
Japanese stop sign Sign Rotary Saw (標識(サイン)丸鋸 Sign Marunoko)

The stop sign that makes up his head spins around like a buzzsaw blade to slice into his opponent.

Japanese stop signDirection to be followed ARight Sharp turn Triple Rotary Saw (トリプル丸鋸 Triple Marunoko)
Road works Paved Road (舗装道路)
Descent Nasty Drop (ナスティー・ドロップ)
Traffic lights Signal Smash (シグナル・スマッシュ)

Smashed Mantaro into his traffic signals.



  • Submitted by: Hiroshi Matsui (松井大) of Chiba as Mr. Kōtsū Dōtoku (ミスター交通道徳) Flag of Italy [8]


  1. Kinnikuman Nisei: Chapter 28-29
  2. Kinnikuman Nisei: Chapter 30
  3. Kinnikuman Nisei: Chapter 36
  4. Kinnikuman Nisei: Chapter 37
  5. 5.0 5.1 Kinnikuman Nisei: Chapter 39
  6. Kinnikuman Nisei: Chapter 40
  7. Kinnikuman Nisei: Chapter 41


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