Maskmen are the eleventh Super Sentai team. They are composed of six people originally recruited by Commander Sanjuurou Sugata to fight the Tube Empire. They are the main protagonists of Hikari Sentai Maskmen.
|Red Mask||Takeru wears the red mask. After meeting the young girl Mio, whom he fell in love with, Takeru later finds out Mio was in-fact deposed nobility of he Tube Empire. The Empire keeps both Takeru and Mio apart. As result, Takeru have vowed to stop the empire both for his own planet and to create safety for those like Mio subject to the Tube Empire's power made leaders.|
Kenta wears the black mask. He is shy around women but can be a playboy at times. He often seems lighthearted but has proven himself strong, and dependable.
|Blue Mask||Akira wears the blue mask. Akira is an aspiring professional boxer. The lose of his father at a young age had only motivated him to enter into contests to consistently prove his worth as a person.|
|Yellow Mask||Haruka wears the yellow mask. She has had a very traditional and spiritual upbringing of stretch ninjutsu. Haruka's intellect is one of her most prominent aspects and despite her very strict upbringing as Shinobi she finds activities as simple as dancing most liberating.|
|Pink Mask||Momoko is the pink, mask. She is one of the main moral centers of the team. Momoko has a passion for teaching and spend her free time teaching Tai Chi at a youth center.|
|X1 Mask||Ryo Asuka has originally abandon the team, not waiting to get caught up in the fight against the Tube Empire. However after girlfriend, Yuko, was killed by the empire, he resolves to return and hold them responsible. When Yuko died, Ryo's self confidence was profoundly affected, he was mostly able to overcome this with the support of Takeru.|
Maskman joined up with Battle Fever, Denzimen, Sun Vulcan, Goggle V, Dynamen, Biomen, Changemen, Flashmen, and the Livemen, to stand behind the newest Sentai, the Turborangers, as they faced off against the Hundred Boma Tribes. Counting on You! Turboranger
Years later, the Space Empire Zangyack invaded Earth. This threat was so great that all of the first 34 Super Sentai, including Maskman, were needed to oppose them. The 34 Sentai put up a valiant fight against the ground forces, but when the Zangyack fleet itself attacked them, Akarenger told everyone to combine their powers and save the Earth. This destroyed the Zangyack fleet and resulted in the loss of their powers, which resurfaced as Ranger Keys, that were dispersed throughout the universe.
The keys were collected by AkaRed, and later utilized by the 35th Super Sentai, the Gokaigers, a group of five people from different planets who came to Earth in search of the Greatest Treasure in the Universe. Ep. 1: The Space Pirates Appear The greater power of Maskman was initially taken by Basco ta Jolokia, but was granted to the Gokaigers by Akira after Basco's death. Ep. 49: The Greatest Treasure in the Universe After the Gokaigers finally defeated Zangyack, they returned the Ranger Keys before they left Earth to find the second Greatest Treasure in the Universe. It is presumbed the Maskmen got their powers back as with all the other Super Sentai. Final Ep.: Farewell Space Pirates
The Maskmen, among the majority of the Super Sentai heroes, were caught up in the "Super Hero Taisen" incident. They were presumably sent to the dimensional riftIcon-crosswiki, under the pretense of being defeated, by Kamen Rider Decade while he was apparently hunting the Sentai teams. When his and Captain Marvelous' ruse was revealed, Maskman appeared with the other Super Sentai through the dimensional wallIcon-crosswiki, they then fought alongside all the other Sentai teams and Kamen RidersIcon-crosswiki against the alliance of Dai-ShockerIcon-crosswiki and Dai-Zangyack. At one point, the Maskmen joined forces with Kamen Rider Black, as they protected Earth in the same year. They launched an attack against the revived Shadow MoonIcon-crosswiki. Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen
- The Maskmen are the first Sentai to have a Sixth Ranger, which would not occur again until Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger in 1992 five years later.
- The Maskmen are also the first Sentai where each member has it's own seperate zord.