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Kinnikuman Great (キン肉マングレート) is a persona shared by four characters throughout both Kinnikuman and Kinnikuman Nisei


About

Kinnikuman Great is a persona used by several Seigi Chojin. He appears in both Kinnikuman and Kinnikuman Nisei, by the following characters: Prince Kamehame, Terryman, Chaos, and Kevin Mask. The disguise has allowed competitors - otherwise ineligible for tag matches - to fight alongside members of the Kinniku Clan

The Greats

The First Great (初代グレート, Shoudai Gureeto) was Prince Kamehame. When the Universal Chojin Tag Arc and Asuraman and Sunshine had stolen the Idol Chojin's Friendship Power, Kinnikuman was in need of a partner. Kamehame volunteered but the rules of the tournament said only Young Chojins could compete, so Kamehame donned the Great Mask and signed in as Kinnikuman Great.  

The Second Great (2代目グレート, Nidaime Gureeto) was Terryman. After Kamehame was fatally injured, he asked to see Terry in private. He then asked that Terry take over as Kinnikuman Great right before he died. Terry agreed but kept it a secret from Kinnikuman, who he believed wouldn't trust him as a partner right now. Before his first match as Great, Kamehame's spirit trained him to fight like Great. 

Story

First Great

In the Dream Chojin Tag Arc, the 4D Killer Combo await in the first ring, and - as the Muscle Brothers enter - drop down upon them as a preemptive attack. [1] Kinnikuman ignores Kinnikuman Great's attempt to tag in, despite bleeding profusely, and this allows Black Hole to swap places with Pentagon. Black Hole throws Kinnikuman to the ropes; Kinnikuman Great reassures Kinnikuman they are equals, but Kinnikuman is determined to prove himself to what he considers his master. He still tags in Kinnikuman Great, despite his reservations, who uses a martial arts kick to attack Black Hole. They exchange several blows, but Kinnikuman Great temporarily incapacitates Black Hole with a Rolling Savate. [1]

The other teams leave their rings, so that they may watch the match. [2] Black Hole catches Kinnikuman Great off-guard and throws him to the ropes, in an attempt to engage in a German Suplex, but Kinnikuman Great counters with a Reverse Kick. Kinnikuman argues with Kinnikuman Great and trust breaks down, and this leads to the 4D Killer Combo gaining an advantage. As the 4D Combo use 4D Warp again, Great throws Kinnikuman out of the ring so that he may strike Pentagon midair. This fatigues both Pentagon and Great. [2]

Each move Kinnikuman uses on Black Hole becomes countered with Pentagon's Chronos Change, and - as Great comes to the defence - Pentagon uses Time Stop to freeze Great and stop with a Pile Driver. They stop Great with a 4D Cross and he is absorbed into Black Hole's body. [2] The 4D Combo tries to use a 4D Cross on Kinnikuman, but he counters with advice from the voice of Great. [3] Great tries to escape through Black Hole, grabbing his mask in the process, but Black Hole closes access to his dimension. [3]

Black Hole and Great fight within the dimension, and Great uses a Kinniku Buster to defeat Black Hole, while Kinnikuman uses the Kinniku Driver to defeat Pentagon. They combine their attacks into a Muscle Docking, which allows them to win the match. [3][4]

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Second Great

He is saved by Kinnikuman Great, when the Stray Akuma Chojin Combo fight on past the bell, but this act costs Kinnikuman Great a vast deal of injuries and incapacitates him. [5] It is shown that Kinnikuman Great is dying, and he gives Terryman his mask and asks Terryman to act in his place: Terryman agrees. [6]

Prince Kamehame's spirit then trains Terryman. [7]

A tug-of-war determines that Terryman's next match is against the Stray Devil Combo again (due to him assuming Kamehame's position and joining Kinnikuman's team with no one wiser). [8] The match takes place with their competitors surrounding the ring, so no one is allowed escape except through death. [8] Terryman struggles to keep pace in the match, but Kamehame's spirit tells him that he should try to emulate him less and be his own person, and so he starts to use his own techniques and style again. [9]

They begin to work well together as a team, until the cursed canvas comes to life with the spirits of the Seven Akuma Chojin they destroyed in an earlier arc. [10] The Muscle Brothers start to fail once more, when - after sowing seeds of doubt about Kinnikuman Great II's identity - Kinnikuman and Terryman start to fight among themselves, with Kinnikuman demanding to see his face. [11] When Terryman sacrifices himself for Kinnikuman, it reignites their Yuujo Power. [11] The two then manage to win the match, after a series of events and some flashbacks to Asuraman's childhood, with a Muscle Docking technique. [12]

It is later Terryman who discovers Doctor Bombe is deceased, and stops the others from uncovering his dead body, lest it demotivate them, and he then buries Bombe alongside his best friend: Kamehame. [13] The final match is against Hell Missionaries; the ring is surrounded by swords, which will pierce anyone thrown out of the ring or who tries to escape. [14] The match will be a three-round match, with each round lasting ten minutes until the final round, which will have no time-limit attached. [14]

During the match against Neptuneman, some of Terryman's blond hair is exposed. [15] More and more of Terryman's face is exposed, as he panics at the idea Kinnikuman may reject him on learning the truth, and thus leaves himself open to attacks. [16] With only seconds to spare, Terryman is defeated with a Cross-Bomber in the first round and his face is revealed. [17] Terryman has his stars returned to him by Asuraman, who rejects how he gave up earlier, and - thus due to not having technically quit his match - is still eligible to compete in the tournament, as he never technically lost. [18]

They gain an advantage in the second round, and Kinnikuman - now their friendship is renewed - tears his white vest to offer a makeshift bandage to Terryman. [19] They later manage to trick their opponents by switching places underneath the ring and swapping masks, and this lets them gain the upper-hand. [20] Terryman is then knocked out of the ring onto the spikes, where he is incapacitated. [21] They work together, after Terryman recovers to win with a Muscle Docking. [22]

The two of them win the third round when both opponents faint. [23]

They then continue together to retrieve their trophy. [23]

Third Great

Great Three (グレート(スリー)) was Chaos. When Kinniku Mantaro needed a partner for the Ultimate Chojin Tag Arc, he found one in Chojin Otaku Chaos. However, Chaos claims to be human, which means he cannot enter the tournament. Mantaro then notices that Chaos is in possession of the Great Mask and suggests that he wear it to hide his identity.

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Fourth Great

Great Four is Kevin Mask. After the death of Chaos, Kevin Mask took up the mantle of Kinnikuman Great to team with Mantaro against Thunder and Lightning.

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Techniques

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Career Information

Championships
Nicknames
  • Suspicious Maskedman (疑惑のマスクマン, Giwaku no Masukuman)
Win/Loss Record (Singles)
Win/Loss Record (Tag)
Muscle Brothers (Kinnikuman)
Muscle Brothers Nouveau (Kinniku Mantaro)

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Trivia

  • True Name: Prince Kamehame (First), Terryman (Second), Chaos Avenir (Third), Kevin Mask (Fourth)
  • Trademark Moves: Rolling Savate, Martial Arts Kick, Muscle Docking(tag)
  • Theme: Idaii Na Tamashii, By Akira Kushida
  • Kinnikuman Great is called Lord Muscle in English Dub
  • Kinnikuman II is called Lord Wrangler in English Dub

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kinnikuman: Chapter 214
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Kinnikuman: Chapter 215
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Kinnikuman: Chapter 216
  4. Kinnikuman: Chapter 217
  5. Kinnikuman: Chapter 231-232
  6. Kinnikuman: Chapter 232
  7. Kinnikuman: Chapter 233
  8. 8.0 8.1 Kinnikuman: Chapter 234
  9. Kinnikuman: Chapter 235
  10. Kinnikuman: Chapter 236
  11. 11.0 11.1 Kinnikuman: Chapter 239
  12. Kinnikuman: Chapter 242
  13. Kinnikuman: Chapter 255
  14. 14.0 14.1 Kinnikuman: Chapter 256
  15. Kinnikuman: Chapter 257
  16. Kinnikuman: Chapter 258
  17. Kinnikuman: Chapter 259
  18. Kinnikuman: Chapter 260-261
  19. Kinnikuman: Chapter 262
  20. Kinnikuman: Chapter 264
  21. Kinnikuman: Chapter 266
  22. Kinnikuman: Chapter 272
  23. 23.0 23.1 Kinnikuman: Chapter 273
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