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|This article is about a/an show in the Tokusatsu Super Hero subgenre.|
|Number of episodes:||52|
|First episode:||Invasion of animals|
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Armor Hero (铠甲勇士 Kǎijiǎ Yǒngshì) aka Armor Hero: Legend of Light and Shadow (铠甲勇士之光影传奇 Kǎijiǎ Yǒngshì: Zhīguāng Yǐngchuán Qí) is a Chinese tokusatsu drama series. It is the first entry of the Armor Hero Series.
Xing Nan, Bei Miao, Dong Shan, Xi Zhao, and Kun Zhong are the descendants of the Fire village, the Water village, the Wood village, the Gold village, and the Earth village respectively. Their bodies contain a mysterious gene. With the power of the Guang Ying Shi ("Light-Shadow Stone") crystals, they are endowed with magical Powered Armor, heirlooms from ancient times.
Bearing such a mighty panoply, these five young men become the embodiment of righteousness: Yan Long Xia the Fire Dragon Hero, Hei Xi Xia the Black Rhinoceros Hero, Feng Ying Xia the Sky Eagle Hero, Xue Ao Xia the Snow Mastiff Hero, and Di Hu Xia the Earth Tiger Hero. As armored heroes, they fight the evil plans and schemes of the Shadow Emperor and his minions.
The villains' plan is to disrupt the happiness of the community by using pollutants to make pollution monsters that harm the environment and the community's peace. Through their hard work of beating monsters up with a single finisher, the Armor Heroes achieve victory by sealing the fifty-two monsters in fifty-two magical stones and five large magical charms.
The Armor HeroesEdit
Names are from the subtitled/dubbed version of the series.
|Dragon-Man||Xin Nan/Eric Li (铠甲勇士炎龙侠 - 炘南) - Based on the Chinese dragon. He represents the Fire Element and the South (南方属火). Played by Wu Jianfei (吴建飞). His English name is a pun on Erik the Red with the color of his armor.||►||Zhang Jian/George - Based on the Chinese dragon. He represents the Fire Element and the South (南方属火). His English name is a reference to Saint George, who is classically depicted fighting a dragon. He is played by Shen Renje.||►||Xi Nan/Eric Li||►◄||Dian Nan/Tom - Based on the Chinese dragon. He represents the Fire Element and the South (南方属火). Played by Zhang Dianfei.|
|Eagle-Man||Dong Shan/Sam Wu (铠甲勇士风鹰侠 - 东杉) - Based on the eagle. He represents the Wood Element and the East (东方属木). Played by Guo Shuai (郭帅).||►◄||Wen Dong/Denny - Based on the eagle. He represents the Wood Element and the East (东方属木). Played by Wu Diwen.|
|Bei Miao/Mike (铠甲勇士黑犀侠 - 北淼) - Based on the black rhino. He represents the Water Element and the North (北方属水). Played by Bo Xuxu (柏栩栩).||►◄||Bei Kai/Bill - Based on the black rhino. He represents the Water Element and the North (北方属水). Played by Zhong Kai.|
|Mastiff-Man||Xi Zhao/Ivan (铠甲勇士雪獒侠 - 西钊) - Based on the Tibetan mastiff. He represents the Metal Element and the West (西方属金). Played by Zhang Chao (张超).||►◄||Ze Xi/Jack - Based on the Tibetan mastiff. He represents the Metal Element and the West (西方属金). Played by Chen Zeyu.|
|Ying Ba/Shadow Overlord - Based on the South China tiger. He represents the Earth Element and the Center (中方属土). Played by Wang Jun.||►||Kun Zhong/Tommy (铠甲勇士地虎侠 - 坤中) - Based on the South China tiger. He represents the Earth Element and the Center (中方属土). Played by Qing Yanshi (秦炎仕).||►◄||Fang Zhong/Charles - Based on the South China tiger. He represents the Earth Element and the Center (中方属土). Played by Mao Fangyuan.|
|Emperor||Xiang Yang/Paul (铠甲勇士帝皇侠 - 向阳) - Based on the ancient Chinese emperors. He represents all Five Elements and the sun. Played by Liu Zixuan (刘梓宣).||►||Xi Nan/Dong Shan/Bei Miao/Xi Zhao/Kun Zhong||/||Eric Li/Sam Wu/Mike/Ivan/Tommy||►||Li Ziyang/Jake (铠甲勇士帝皇侠 - 黎子阳) - Based on the ancient Chinese emperors. He represents all Five Elements and the sun. Played by Tang Yuzhe (唐禹哲).|
- ERP Guardians
- Dr. Jialu - A smart scientist.
- Meizhen/Liz - Dr.Jialu's younger sister, a young female scientist, and one of the "non-Armor" characters. She holds a close relationship with Dong Shan/Sam.
- Shadow King
- Five Shadow Servants
- Fire Servant -
- Wood Servant -
- Water Servant -
- Metal Servant -
- Earth Servant -
- Aunt Bei/Mrs. Bell - Eric's aunt. She owns a restaurant in which she cooks famous dumplings at.
- Min Ci/Teresa - Implied to be Eric's girlfriend, Teresa is Mrs. Bell's protégé/assistant in her restaurant.
- Jimmy Xiao - A former magazine reporter who, after learning of the Armor Heroes identities, decided to study abroad. During that time, he changed courses and decided to go into fashion.
- Wujian Fei As Xinan/Erick
- Bai Xu Xu as Bei sen/ Mike
- Guo Shuai as Dong Sha/Sam
- Zhang Chao as Xi Zhao/Ivan
- Qin Yan Shi as Kun Zhong/Tommy
- Shen Renje as Zhang Jian/George
- Liu Zixuan as Xiang Yang/Paul
- Yang Ya as Mei Zhen/Liz
- Lu Jie Yun (卢洁云) as Min Ci/Teresa
- Cao Lu (曹露) as Aunt Bei/Mrs. Bell
- Li Guangxu as Jimmy Xiao
- Wang Jun as Ying Ba/Shadow Overlord
- Zhong Kai as Bei Kai/Bill
- Mao Fang Yuan as Fang Zhong/Charles
- Chen Ze Yu as Ze Xi/Jack
- Wu Di Wen as Wen Dong/Denny
- Zhang Dian Fei as Dian Nan/Tom
Armor Hero: Emperor (Feature Film)Edit
- While it has been claimed that Armor Hero is a direct answer to Japan's Kamen Rider, the series contains elements more closer to the Metal Heroes franchise.
- The concept of Armors being a plot device is also reminiscent of anime such as Saint Seiya and Ronin Warriors.
- In China, most of the time the official English name is Armor Hero: Legend of Heroes (铠甲勇士之英雄传奇 Kǎi Jiǎ Yǒng Shì Zhī Yīng Xióng Chuán Qí)