Maoh

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Toho Company, Limited Monster
Maoh in Go! Greenman
Maoh

Nicknames Mao, Satan, Lord Satan, Devil, Devil King
Species Demonic King
Allies All Go! Greenman kaiju,
Tonchiki, Minions of Maoh
Enemies God, Greenman
Portrayed Ryoichi Tanaka (Voice)
First Appearance Go! Greenman Episode 1:
Greenman vs. Garamedon
Latest Appearance Go! Greenman Episode 52:
Greenman vs. Maoh
You are Maoh. Ruler of the Underworld. You are the source of all evil in this world. You are the grand lord of all demons! „ 

Tonchiki reminds Maoh of who he is (Go! Greenman)

Maoh (魔王,   Maō?, lit. Devil King) is a devil king kaiju created by Toho that first appeared in episode 1 of the 1973 tokusatsu kaiju series, Go! Greenman titled Greenman vs. Garamedon.

Name

Maoh's Japanese name maō (魔王?) comes from the combination of the kanji ma (魔?), meaning devil or demon and ō (王?), meaning king. Therefore, Maoh's literal name is "Devil King", due to the fact that in Go! Greenman he is stated to be the grand lord of all demons.

According to the Toho Special Effects All Monster Encyclopedia, when Maoh transports himself to the surface world, he is referred to as Avatar Maoh (分身魔王,   Bunshin Maō?)[1]

Appearance

Maoh's skin is a dark brown color, which fades in to a nearly black shade on certain parts of his body. His face is located below his arms, in the central portion of his body. In the overworld, Maoh's eyes are a dark brown color and he sometimes appears to have no eyes. However, in the Underworld his eyes glow bright red. He has a wide unopenable mouth with several sharp teeth, as well as two fangs which extend from his upper mouth past his lower lip. Maoh also has a large crown of curved spines and a membrane which stretches from his inner arms to the sides of his upper thighs. Maoh's legs are covered in scales and end in large clawed feet.

Personality

Maoh is a being of pure evil, hellbent on killing and harvesting the blood of young children in a scheme to escape his imprisonment in the Underworld. He is also seen to hold on to intense rage, often taking it out on Tonchiki both verbally and physically, or creating displays of lightning with his hands. However, although seeming unable to feel any emotion beside hatred, Maoh is actually seen showing emotion toward his subordinates. In Greenman vs. Tonchiki, Maoh breaks down in to tears for the now deceased monsters Gabara, Megahertz, King Takoras, Stock, Valingar, Gyaron, and Danbaraki. Furthermore, In Greenman vs. Maoh, after all of the Minions of Maoh are killed by Greenman, Maoh angrily says to the mechanical hero "How dare you destroy all of my darling little subordinates one after the other!". Both instances clearly display Maoh's care for his minions despite his inherently evil nature.

History

Go! Greenman

Maoh was the fifty-third kaiju to battle Greenman. He is the source of all evil in the world, and was banished to the Underworld by God. To be freed from the underground prison, Maoh must collect the blood of human children. However, his plans usually devolve into pure mischief and attempts to stop Greenman. Maoh has a sidekick named Tonchiki, and clay doll servants called the Minions of Maoh. Tonchiki and the Minions of Maoh are tasked to collect the blood of children for Maoh.

Maoh is first seen in Episode 1, "Greenman vs. Garamedon." He appears to suffer from amnesia after being banished to the Underworld. His sidekick, Tonchiki, reminds him of what he has to do to be freed from prison, and soon he returns to his scheming ways. After all but one of the transformable Minions of Maoh are destroyed by Greenman, Maoh teleports to the surface to collect the blood himself. However, Maoh is unable to move his legs because of his banishment. Using a magic spell, Maoh transforms some of the children into stone, and orders Tonchiki to take the stone children into the Underworld. Greenman fights Maoh, with Maoh quickly retaliating with dark magic to stop Greenman in his tracks. The remaining children use their Green Calls to free Greenman from the magic. Once fully recharged, Greenman entered the Underworld and used his Greenman Stick to transform the stones back in to children. Greenman then teleported to the Underworld and killed Maoh with his Flash Shock ability.

Abilities

  • Maoh can place energy into clay dolls and turn them into his minions.
  • Maoh can create lightning from his hands, typically when he is extremely angered.
  • Maoh uses a special incantation for multiple purposes, usually to create or manipulate objects. Once such example of this is when Maoh grants Hotter with a steel sword in Greenman vs. Hotter.
  • Maoh can teleport out of the Underworld despite the fact that he is banished there, however, he can not move his legs when outside.
  • When Greenman touches Maoh, he can use magic to incapacitate the hero. However, this is not shown to work on mortals, as three young boys punch and kick Maoh with no sustained harm.
  • Maoh can create severe earthquakes.
  • Maoh can become invisible by creating a wall of magic, which keeps everything behind it visible except for himself. This smokescreen of sorts is easily destroyed however, as Greenman destroys it using but a single Ear Boomerang.

References

This is a list of references for Maoh. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

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Titanollante

24 days ago
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One of Maoh's enemies is God? Well, seeing as God is in Go! Greenman and Godzilla in Hell, maybe we need a page for God.
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Les

19 days ago
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Yep

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