Alien invaders of Cronos, the Gyandlar themselves seem to be largely organic creatures using a mixture of cyber-organic technology and/or external body armour. Some of their minions seem to be entirely robotic.

They make much use of generic troopers - initially a bizarre mix before they settle on the recyclable Invaders. They also use some of the Rock People as agents.


Leader of the Gyandlar, Gadess desired to take the Hyribead from Cronos in order to boost his own powers in order to undertake galactic conquest. Initially he seemed happy to oversee things from the Gyandlar mothership, even seeming to take pleasure from playing sub-commanders Grujios, Diondra and Garudi off against each other. However, he clearly had considerable power - granting the power to resurrect the dead to Grujios and later easily levelling the Yamilan fortress when e began to get impatient.

Another show of his power came when he effortlessly trapped Rom's troops in his throne room while he put his plan into action, wiping out Diondra and Grujios in the process. The confrontation revealed his real state of being - a grotesque alien in body armour. He was killed when Gardi Stol sacrificed himself to stop his ascension, freeing Cronos from his threat.

Like most of the major Gyandlar characters, no toy was made of Gadess.

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The female Diondra was one of Gadess' sub-commanders. Marked by a sadistic streak, the whip-wielding Diondra spent much of her time in competition with Grujios and Garudi, regularly heading expeditions to the surface of Cronos in attempts to either find the Hyribead or destroy Rom Stol. While she tended to rely on troopers - especially the Devil Satan 6 - to do the dirty work she showed a fair turn of proficiency in combat herself.

Despite her best attempts a string of failures saw her gradually fall from favour with Gadess, causing serious resentment towards the preferred Garudi. Diondra stayed loyal to Gadess regardless but was betrayed by him when she was trapped in his melting throne room along with Rom Stol and the vanguard of the Machine Robo army. When they found a way to escape a devastated Diondra didn't follow, instead presumably dying.

Like most of the major Gyandlar characters, no toy was made of Diondra.

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A pink slug-like creature inside a suit of armour, Grujios was initially one of Gadess' preferred subcommanders, dispatched to the surface of Cronos with troops and sometimes in company of Diondra. Driven by the desire to be promoted he had little success against Rom Stol. Nevertheless Gadess granted him the power to raise dead Gyandlar captains in order to kill Rom at the Demonic Fortress. The attempt was ultimately unsuccessful and Grujios' armour was destroyed before his organic body was sucked into a black hole.

He returned some time later as a disembodied spirit, able to take over the body of any Machine Robo. Gadess promised him a new body if he stayed loyal and Grujios agreed, carrying out various errands - including capturing the Four Elements. When he completed that job Gadess betrayed him, absorbing Grujios into his own body.

Like most of the major Gyandlar characters, no toy was made of Grujios.

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Garudi was the most serious of Gadess' subcommanders. Able to match Rom in combat (though not better him) Garudi seemed largely unconcerned about promotion and thus seemed to swiftly become Gadess' favourite. However, he was not above infighting, his working relationship with Diondra especially becoming tense.

Later Garudi became plagued by visions of enemy Rom. The reason for this was eventually made clear - he was Rom's brother Gardi, brainwashed and imprisoned inside the Garudi armour. When his personality resurfaced Rom freed him from his armour. Gardi then sacrificed himself to stop Gadess and save Cronos.

Like most of the major Gyandlar characters, no toy was made of Garudi, though his design bears some resemblance to Sankan-Oh and/or Gyakuten-Oh from Ippatsuman.

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A team of six robots (who refer to each other by number rather than name) who could combine into a single giant robot, the Devil Satan 6 were regularly dispatched to Cronos where their combined form regularly suffered reversals to Kenryû and, later, Baikanfu. After this run of defeats they were used less often, especially after getting buried outside Yamilan.

Later in the conflict they seemed to be seconded to Diondra, though their fortunes didn't improve. Devil Satan 6's head was eventually destroyed battling Rom in the Gyandlar mothership. They seemed to recover from this setback only to then be destroyed by Gattai Saurer.

The character was based on the Devil Satan 6 toy (recoloured for the West as Monsterous), the only new Gyandlar figure made for the range. As the 6 are pretty definitively killed by Rom in the penultimate episode their subsequent battle with Gattai Saurer is possibly an unintentional continuity error.

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Casmodon first appeared as a Gyandlar captain sent to oversee a mine take-over in Gallowlands but was destroyed by Baikanfu.

Later Casmodons were one of the five Devil Invaders robot types used by the Gyandlar. Seemingly entirely robotic, these were routinely destroyed and later rebuilt on the Gyandlar mothership.

The character was based on the Casmodon toy (issued in the West as Vamp), reissued to tie in with the anime.

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Falgos was one of the semi-sentient recyclable trooper types used by the Gyandlar, regularly destroyed battling the Machine Robo army and then rebuilt in the Gyandlar mothership.

The character was based on the Falgos toy (issued in the West as Pincher), reissued to tie in with the anime.

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Zarios was one of the semi-sentient recyclable trooper types used by the Gyandlar, regularly destroyed battling the Machine Robo army and then rebuilt in the Gyandlar mothership.

The character was based on the Zarios toy (issued in the West as Scorp), reissued to tie in with the anime.

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Gildis was one of the semi-sentient recyclable trooper types used by the Gyandlar, regularly destroyed battling the Machine Robo army and then rebuilt in the Gyandlar mothership.

The character was based on the Gildis toy (recoloured for the West as Creepy), reissued to tie in with the anime.

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Gildis was one of the semi-sentient recyclable trooper types used by the Gyandlar, regularly destroyed battling the Machine Robo army and then rebuilt in the Gyandlar mothership.

The character was based on the Baldas toy (recoloured for the West as Bladez), reissued to tie in with the anime.

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One of several types of Rock People used by the Gyandlar, Devil Rocks were often used to attack Rom and other elements of the Machine Robo army. Usually they seemed to be in charge of units and possessed the ability to phase through the ground.

One notable example was Yuri, who fell in love with Leina Stol and turned on his comrades only to be killed.

The character was based on the Devil Rock toy (issued in the West as Magmar), released to tie in with the anime.

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Another Rock People type used by the Gyandlar, Geiger Rocks were occasionally shown as cunning second-in-command types within the Gyandlar Rock units.

The character was based on the Geiger Rock toy (recoloured for the West as Tombstone), released to tie in with the anime.

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Despite possessing two heads, Double Rocks were generally the stupidest of the Rock People working for the Gyandlar, tending to function as dumb muscle.

The character was based on the Double Rock toy (issued in the West as Sticks N Stones), released to tie in with the anime.

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Only appearing later in the battle with the Machine Robo, Sand Rocks seem to be named very literally - upon destruction they crumble into sand.

The character was based on the Sand Rock toy (issued in the West as Pulver-Eyes), released to tie in with the anime.

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Blood Rocks were only glimpsed rarely in the conflict between the inhabitants of Cronos and the Gyandlar.

The character was based on the Blood Rock toy (issued in the West as Brimstone), released to tie in with the anime.

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Amazon Rock was occasionally deployed in the later stages of the Battle on Cronos.

The character was based on the Amazon Rock toy (issued in the West as Stoneheart), released to tie in with the anime.

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