The Guyborgs (ガイボーグ are a group of enhanced cyborg Gaibōgu)humans that act as recurring enemies in the 1996 Toho tokusatsu series, Guyferd. In the 1998 video game Guyferd: Crown's Devastating Strategy, it is revealed that were three variants of Guyborg in operation at or around the start of the series, with the design seen in the show being called Guyborg A, and two exclusive variants called Guyborg B and Guyborg C.
The Guyborgs were designed by Minoh as part of Crown's "Ultimate Trooper" initiative to further their quest for world domination. However, no average human would be able to survive the procedure taken to become a Guyborg, and it required physically disciplined people strong enough to undergo the surgery. By episode 3, "Did You See It? The Ultimate Supertransformation!," Minoh seemingly refers to them as "Prototype Guyborgs," when introducing the next evolution of the program: the Fangs. Whether this is meant to suppose that all Guyborgs are prototypes for the Fangs, if he was comparing Fangs to Guyborg prototypes, or if he now retroactively considered Guborgs to be prototypes when compared to his newest creation.
Guyferd: Crown's Devastating Strategy implies that the Guyborgs seen in the show are called "Guyborg A"s, which corresponds to the assessed compatibility or combat prowess of the converted subject. Go and Masato Kazama, as champion martial artists, were converted into type A Guyborgs, to fit their A-level compatibility. Koichi Hayami, being a journalist by trade, was classed with B-level compatibility. Guyborg A's would act as leaders in tactical operations, and oversaw groups of Guyborg B's in a hierarchy reflecting their power.
After an experiment with the Fallah Virus went horribly wrong and produced the first Mutian, a group of three Guyborgs were sent to eliminate the threat. The creature, formerly Crown scientist Kihara, attacked senior scientist Takeo Shiroishi, and one Guyborg fired two tranquilizer darts into her arm to no effect. They then activated their helmets and began to attack her in hand-to-hand combat. However she proved incredibly strong and fought them away before blasting one Guyborg with a green energy attack. She fired more and missed before dropping dead. After Shiroishi decided to destroy his research and abandon Crown, the two surviving Guyborgs from the operation were sent to contain him while he spoke to Mr. Bikross. When they returned to headquarters, they were presented to Crown's head Mr. Bikross by their creator Minoh, who proposed that they be merged with the Mutian project. Later on, after a tip from a Crown associate named Michiyuki Taki, two Guyborgs were sent to retrieve Go Kazama. One fighter distracted him, allowing the other to sneak up from behind and tranquilize him with a 50,000 volt electrical shock, which he then used on Taki.
Kazama was converted into a Guyborg, but escaped the facility when the Mutian Jerks began to attack Crown from the inside. Three Guyborgs were then sent to take him down when he escaped through the ventilation system. One shot at the creature with a machine gun, but Jerks wrestled it out of the Guyborg's hand before blasting it in two with a ki attack. The Mutian then spun a Guyborg around before flinging it into a distant tree with enough force to cause it to explode before tossing the last one at the feet of Go Kazama, who tried not to fight the Mutian before activating his helmet and starting the battle. He was quickly overpowered, but ascended to the state of Guyferd and slayed the beast.
Despite their clear success, Minoh only considered the Guyborg program to be at 80 percent completion. It was decided nonetheless by Mr. Bikross that Guyborgs would be used as footsoldiers to accompany elite Mutian agents. However, when a Mutian designated M17 escaped from holding, two Guborgs were dispatched to contain it, but were still outmatched. the Mutian Doggross then entered the fray and quickly defeated M17 before falling ill due to his obedience medication wearing off. The Guyborgs then brought him to a containment cell. When Doggross was dispatched again, two Guyborgs tagged along and waited until his medication felled him once again, and returned him to headquarters.
Guyborg A's are shown to be more or less immune to conventional bullets. The fabric of their uniform, and even their living human skin will rupture, but their reinforced insides will sustain the blow. After Guyborg conversion, Go Kazama was shown to have a black lining beneath his skin, effectively protecting him from most physical harm, at the cost of his ability to bleed, or suffer other conventional damages.
In at least the left hand of each Guyborg A are two stun batons that are capable of inducing an elephant-sedating 50,000 volt shock.
The left shoulder of the Guyborg A armor houses a mobile surveillance device called the Crown Command Sphere, which can be used as a tool of espionage, or a means of communication with Crown headquarters.
Guyborg B's are equipped with a beam cannon that can deliver a devastating blast to an opponent to make up for their lack of martial combat skill.
Guyborgs, much like in the television series, are used alongside Fangs as guards in Crown laboratories, and will attack intruders when they are spotted, access classified information, or fail a security check. When Go Kazama escaped from containment during the events of "The Birth of Guyferd!", units of Guyborgs including types A and B were tasked with capturing him, but he destroyed most of their team in the process.
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