April 2, 1977 through December 24, 1977, 35 episodes and 1 movie
|Sakurai, Gor˘||Tanba, Yoshitaka|
|Spade Ace||Haruta, Misao & Okamoto, Yoshinori|
|Higashi, Ryuu||Ito, Tairayama|
|Dia Jack||Suzuki, Hiromichi|
|Daichi, Bunta||Kazato, Ken|
|Clover King||Koga, Hirohumi|
|Karen Mizuki||Mitchi Love|
|Heart Queen||Yokoyama, Minoru|
|Joker [episodes 1-23, 35]||Tanaka, Hiroshi|
|Iron Claw/Warrior Ironclaw||Ishibashi, Masashi|
|Banba, S˘kichi [episodes 23-35]||Miyauchi, Hiroshi|
|Big One [episodes 23-35]||Okamoto, Yoshinori & Haruta, Misao|
The original four J.A.K.Q. Lightning Strike Team members are based on poker cards, Jack of Diamonds, Ace of Spades, King of Clubs (Clover), Queen of Hearts.
The original four J.A.K.Q. Lightning Strike Team members are cyborgs who have to be powered up by placing themselves inside Joker Capsules which provide each with their specific energy.
Sakurai, Gor˘ (Spade
Ace) was an Olympic medal winner training for another Olympics. He
originally refused to join but after witnessing CRIME's attack on Karen
Mizuki he accepted cybernetic surgery to become the J.A.K.Q. Lightning
Strike Team field commander.
Banba, S˘kichi does not need a Joker Capsule, he has the power to transform within himself.
Higashi, Ryuu˘ (Dia Jack) was a winning boxer who refused to fix fights and so was framed for murder in Las Vegas. He was returned to Japan in handcuffs. He willingily became a cyborg in order to fight CRIME, the organization which had framed him.
Karen Mizuki (Heart Queen) was a police officer. She discovered that CRIME was involved in the smuggling of narcotics. In attempt to silence her, CRIME agents used a truck to ram the car Karen and her father were riding in. Her father was killed and Karen lost both her arms. She agreed to be transformed into a cyborg in order to avenger herself and her father against CRIME.
Daichi, Bunta (Clover King) was an oceanographer. He was killed in a deepsea diving accident. He was brought back to life as a cyborg.
Spade Ace (Sakurai, Gor˘) is atomic powered, his weapon is the Spade Arts bow and whip. He's the team leader and primary pilot of Sky Ace. Dia Jack (Higashi, Ryuu) is powered by electricity. His weapon is the Electricsword. He's secondary pilot of Sky Ace. Clover King (Daichi, Bunta) is powered by gravity. His weapon is the Megaton Club. Heart Queen (Karen Mizuki) is powerd by magnetism. Her weapon is called Heartcute. As they work together a romance grows between Sakurai, Gor˘ and Karen Mizuki.
For the first 22 episodes JAKQ destroys the monsters with "JAKQ Kovak" over loading the monsters with atomic, electric, gravitational and magnetic energies.
Before leaving for ISSIS headquarters in New York (episode 23) Joker puts JAKQ Operations Leader Banba, S˘kichi in charge of things in Japan. Banba, S˘kichi becomes Big One. Joker returns to Japan for the last episode of the series and for the "J.A.K.Q. Lightning Strike Team vs. Goranger" movie.
Big One (Banba, S˘kichi) is powered by all four energy sources, atomic, electric, gravitical and magnetic. His weapon is a the Big Baton. Banba, S˘kichi is a master of disguise and does not need a Joker Capsule to transform into Big One. In "Hundred Beast Task Force Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai" [Hyakujű Sentai GaorenjÔ tai Suppa Sentai] (August 10, 2001) Big One gains the killing move "Big Finish".
Starting with episode 23 the monsters are destroyed using "Big Bomber" a cannon each member provides a piece of, the shell being provided by Big One.
Big One: "Big
Bomber!" - voice coming out of nowhere
JAKQ: "Big Bomber!"
Dia Jack: "Set one."
Clover King: "Set two."
Heart Queen: "Set three."
Spade Ace: "Let's combine. Set on."
JAKQ: "Big One!" - he appears after their summons
Big One: "JAKQ's strongest weapon Big Bomber!"
The team also has an armed assault vehicle called Jack Tank. It can carry Joker Capsules.
J.A.K.Q.'s aircraft is Sky Ace. Most of the time either Spade Ace or Dia Jack pilots it. Sky Ace carries 4 Joker Capsules.
Sky Ace is armed with Sky Missiles fired from the bottom of the ship and the Sky Rocket fired from the top. The rocket is powerful enough to destroy several of CRIME's Devil Sharks at once.
JAKQ was assisted by female ISSIS Agents 7, 8, 9 and 10. They report sitings of CRIME and can if neccesary pilot Sky Ace. There are also male soldiers but their main function in the series is to get killed by CRIME.
Joker had a pet hamster, that was actually a cyborg. It could talk. Episode 23 introduces the inept ISSIS agent Hime, Tamasabur˘. He pretends to be a cook but he isn't even good at that.
1. 04/02/1977 Four
Cards!! The Trump Card is JAKQ
23. 10/01/1977 The White Superhuman! Big One
On July 17, 1977 episode 7 was shown on the big screen at a Japanese film festival.
After the series J.A.K.Q. teams up with the Gorangers to fight a reformed CRIME in the movie "J.A.K.Q. Lightning Strike Team vs. Goranger" (March 18, 1978). Off camera (ie not shown in the movie) The Gorangers battle CRIME agents in Africa, Kikaida battles CRIME agents in Mongolia, Kamen Rider V3 battles CRIME agents in Europe and Kamen Rider Amazon battles CRIME in the Amazon jungle. The Gorangers return to Japan to join JAKQ in fighting CRIME on their home turf.
Last modified Monday, August 4, 2008
J.A.K.Q. Dengeki Tai ę 1977 Ishimori Productions and Toei Co., Ltd.
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