Zen Armor
Garo ZEN Transform
Zen Transforms


  • Flaming Scimitar

Zen is a red Makai Armor that specializes in fire scimitar combat. Whoever wields the armor shall take the title of the Zen the Flame Sword Knight (炎刃騎士・漸(ゼン) Enjin Kishi Zen, lit. "Steadily"). The armor is currently wielded by Takeru Jakuzure.

Description & CharacteristicsEdit

Zem is a Makai Armor with red and golden coloration. Even though Zen is wolf-themed, its wolf-ears vaguely resemble bird wings while the small tusks protruding upwards on the helmet's jaw are reminiscent to either an elephant or boar's. The armor also has small blades on the elbows that protrude backwards. As with other Makai Armor in Ryūga-verse series, the armor is created from a Zedom seed-based Soul Metal.

For combat, the knight is armed with a makai sword which in its dormant form takes an appearance of a liuyedao. In its activated form, it becomes a long ornate scimitar with a nearly straight blade. Like other armors, Zen is capable of performing Blazing Armament to increase its combat power with orange Madō Flames. Much like Bado, Zen has the special ability to draw elemental energy, though in Zen's case, the element is flames and has influence over it. The full extent of Zen's elemental power is yet to be revealed, as Takeru, the current bearer of this armor, has yet to display this special power.


Zen using a Soul Metal Shield

Though uniquely exclusive to Takeru because of his Soul Metal prosthetic, Zen is able to summon a large irregular-shaped shield that is powerful enough to withstand attacks from even the most powerful of Horrors, although not completely unscathed, as reflecting Zedom's attacks progressively reduced the durability of the shield to the point it broke.


Variant Description
Zen (gold shine) Golden Shine Zen

Ryuga's determination to stop Zedom allowed him to convert some portion of the legendary Horror's essence into an enormous amount of golden energy which infuses itself into Zen armor, resulting it being enveloped by golden shine like Garo's. Since the golden shine also the very energy that empowered Garo, it endows the Zen armor with enough power to help destroy Zedom.


The armor has been in possession of Takeru Jakuzure for quite some time and as with other Makai Armor in Ryūga-verse series, created from Zedom seed-based Soul Metal. He used this armor in combating Horror threat in Volcity. Other than that, not much is known about this armor.

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Notes & TriviaEdit

  • Alongside Gai, Zen is completely 100% graphically made. Unlike previous armors, where there was at least a physical prop, the production crew utilized motion capture and CG rendering to feature Zen in the series.
  • Just like Zex, Zen is a Makai Armor that uses both a sword and shield to fight. Both their users lost their hand, leading them to obtain magical porsthetic hands.

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