'''The Jetmen'''

!!!'''Ryū Tendō/Red Hawk''' | [-Actor: Kotaro Tanaka-]
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Member of the Skyforce who was given the Birdonic Waves to become the first Jetman. Too bad right after that, the Vyrams attack and he lost his girlfriend Rie Aoi. Ryū goes to lead the Jetmen, but is pretty hung up with Rie's death, moreso when [[spoiler:turns out Rie is {{Brainwashed}} into Maria of the Vyram]]. He thankfully got over it by the end of the series and [[spoiler:ends up marrying fellow Jetman Kaori Rokumeikan (White Swan).]]

* ArrangedMarriage: By his grandma, no less.
* {{Badass}}
* BettyAndVeronica: The Betty to Gai's Veronica for Kaori's Archie. [[spoiler:He wins.]]
* [[spoiler: Cloudcuckoolander: Is one briefly after learning that Rie is Maria, where he loses his mind and starts believing that Rie is him. He gets better.]]
* FingerlessGloves: [[RuleOfCool From Gold's Gym nonetheless]]!
* [[spoiler: ItsPersonal: Has this against Radiguet after he kills Rie, and tries to kill him in a suicide attack with the Fire Bazooka. Ironically survives because Radiguet destroys it and allows the other Jetmen to come to his rescue.]]
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: He gets his own vehicle, the Jet Striker, which is the team's {{BFG}}, too. His Jet Hawk is also the biggest among the Jet Machines, and he's the only Jetman to have had formal training beforehand.
* TheLeader
* LovingAShadow: He's pretty hung up about Rie's death. [[spoiler:Later, he finds out that the villain Maria is his dead girlfriend.]]
* OfficialCouple: Initially with Rie, [[spoiler: until she was KilledOffForReal. He and Kaori becomes this in the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue]].
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Gai's red.
* StandardizedLeader

!!!'''Gai Yūki/Black Condor''' | [-Actor: Toshihide Wakamatsu-]
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A rebellious lone wolf who's just out to enjoy his life before his death. While accidentally struck with Birdonic Wave and being called to become a Jetman, Gai refused being ordered around, especially from someone like Ryū, but his sense of justice got over him and he ends up joining and developing that sense. He makes advances on Kaori, and while at first refused, his persistence paid off... only for him to break it up due to different lifestyles. In the end, he decided to let Kaori marry Ryū, now his best friend. Sadly, [[spoiler:while on the way to visit their marriage, Gai tried to stop a mugger and while he succeeded, the mugger stabs him, and he died due to the wounds shortly after he gave Ryū his blessings. The manga epilogue had him replaced by musician Jeffrey Kensaki AKA Green Eagle]].

* {{Badass}}
** BadassBiker
* BettyAndVeronica: The Veronica to Ryū's Betty for Kaori's Archie. [[spoiler:He loses.]]
* BreakoutCharacter: Gai is one of the most loved Black Rangers amongst the fandom. [[spoiler:So much that he's the guy to represent Jetman in ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'', coming BackFromTheDead]]
* TheCasanova
* ClassicalAntiHero
* [[spoiler:DeadGuyJunior: The "Toei TV Hero Encyclopedia" retrospective reveals that Ryu and Kaori named their child after him. The questionably-canonical sequel manga has Raita and Satsuki do the same.]]
* {{Determinator}}
* [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHim: On the basis of being [[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Condor Joe]]'s {{Expy}}.]]
** [[spoiler:NotSoInvincibleAfterAll: Yeah, he survived a year fighting against the Vyrams. A mugger's stab killed him.]]
* {{Expy}}: In addition to being based on ''Gatchaman''[='=]s Joe Asakura, Gai also has many similarities to the OneShotCharacter Ryo Asuka, the SixthRanger prototype from ''Series/HikariSentaiMaskman''. The [=X1=] Mask episode of ''Maskman'' is notable for being one of the earliest Sentai episodes written by Toshiki Inoue.
* FingerlessGloves: ''Fingerless?''
* GroinAttack: Mostly down against {{Mook}}s.
* [[spoiler: GoOutWithASmile]]
* [[spoiler: HeroicWillpower: Got stabbed and yet forces himself to make it to Ryu and Kaori's wedding.]]
* ImageSong: ''Honoo no Condor'', by Gai's actor Toshihide Wakamatsu, which plays during his [[Awesome/SuperSentai Crowning Moment Of Awesome]].
* IneffectualLoner
* [[spoiler: IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* TheLancer: He gets into fights with Ryū especially often early on, but the two eventually become friends.
* MrFanservice
* MusicalAssassin: He's a sax player and he kicks so much ass.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Ryū's blue.
* RefusalOfTheCall
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly Man to Raita's Sensitive Guy.
* SharpDressedMan
* SignatureMove: ''Condor Finish''
* SmokingIsCool
* SourSupporter
* TokenEvilTeammate: At first.

!!!'''Raita Ōishi/Yellow Owl''' | [-Actor: Tomihisa Naruse-]
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A fat farmer who at first really doesn't like fighting, even after he's struck with Birdonic Waves. [[IJustWantToBeNormal He just wants to be a farmer]]... until the Vyrams trample his farm and he ends up fighting anyway. Has a childhood friend named Satsuki whom he eventually married in the end of the series. Despite so, he used to have a crush to Kaori, but decided that she's too good for him and settles with 'being able to protect her'.

* {{Acrofatic}}
* TheAgeless: Not with the character, but with Tomihisa Naruse, his actor. It's been 2 decades since the show aired and the man hasn't aged a day. The other actors, not so much.
* BigEater
* TheBigGuy
* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: With a girl named Satsuki. He does marry her in the end.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Raita has the hots for Kaori, just like Gai, but he never even gets the privilege to go out on a date with her.
* {{Expy}}: of Daita Ōiwa, the original [[Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger yellow ranger]] himself. Even the names are similar (Ōishi and Ōiwa both mean "large stone").
* FarmBoy
* GeniusBruiser
* GentleGiant
* IJustWantToBeNormal
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: The Feminine Boy to Ako's Masculine Girl.
* MeaningfulName: Ōishi means "big rock". Guess what one of his signature moves is. Oishii, a homophone, sounds like "delicious", referring to his love of food.
* {{Megane}}
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive Guy to Gai's Manly Man.
* TheSmartGuy
* StoutStrength: He is one of the more visibly fat Sentai heroes, and one of the strongest physically.

!!!'''Kaori Rokumeikan/White Swan''' | [-Actress: Rika Kishida-]
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Heiress to the Rokumeikan family, at first an extremely SpoiledBrat, but eventually evolved into SpoiledSweet, thanks to Ryū's scoldings. While at first repulsed at Gai, she ends up with him after discovering his [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold heart of gold]], but he broke up with her after introducing him to her high-class family which... pissed him off. [[spoiler:Kaori eventually ends up marrying Ryū after much hardships that follows.]]

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Subverted. While she does give Gai a chance, it is Ryu whom she is attracted to.
** Also subverted when she finds a fiance in the form of an UpperClassTwit, after putting up with his Jerkass behavior for most of the episode (even stopping Gai from hitting him), she has enough when he makes a comment about the non-rich people's lives not being important.
* BettyAndVeronica: The Archie for Ryū's Betty and Gai's Veronica. [[spoiler:She chooses Ryū.]]
* TheChick: She's the weakest fighter (at first), and that's saying something.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife
* DudeMagnet: Sort of. Gai and Raita both want a piece of her, in their own way! [[spoiler:(Though Ryū, who wasn't originally interested in her, is the one who ultimately gets her)]]
* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler: With Ryū in the epilogue.]]
* TheOjou
* RunawayBride: From an UpperClassTwit; this lead to a CrowningMomentOfAwesome where she jumps the MonsterOfTheWeek on a motorbike. Wearing her bridal gown.
* SpoiledSweet: See entry.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Girly Girl to Ako's Tomboy. [[spoiler: Changes over the course of the series, where she becomes less shallow and materialistic.]]
* UptownGirl: She is rich while both Ryū and Gai belong to the middle-class. This is one of the reasons her relationship with Gai doesn't work out.

!!!'''Ako Hayasaka/Blue Swallow''' | [-Actress: Sayuri Uchida-]
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An OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent that accidentally got hit with Birdonic Waves and ends up becoming a star athlete in instant. A bit of materialistic, demanding money here and there, but she instantly got over it, realizing her own sense of justice after the first encounter with the Vyrams, joining the Jetman. She's the tomboy of the team, though [[spoiler:she eventually grew over it and in the epilogue, became an IdolSinger... despite being [[HollywoodToneDeaf bad at singing]] while in school.]]

* CuteBruiser
* GoldDigger: At first. Want to hire her for the athletic team? Give her a good salary first. Want her to join the Jetman? Pay her 1500 yen per hour!
* HighSchoolHustler: Pre CharacterDevelopment
* HollywoodToneDeaf: She's... not very good at singing.
* [[spoiler: IdolSinger: In the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue.]]
* KidAppealCharacter
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: The Masculine Girl to Raita's Feminine Boy.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Until she got hit by the Birdonic Waves...
* ShipperOnDeck: She apparently ships Ryū/Kaori
* {{Shorttank}}
* SignatureMove: "''Swallow Dash''"
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Kaori's Girly Girl[[spoiler:, until she becomes an IdolSinger in the epilogue]].
* YouGoGirl: She's an athlete in school.


'''Allies:'''

!!!Chief Aya Odagiri

* TheCaptain
* DaChief
* TeamMom
* TheMentor

'''Villains'''

!!!Radiguet

One of the Vyram elites spearheading the attack of Earth. He thinks of nothing but himself, not even his queen, and would do every dirty tricks available to make him the supreme ruler of the universe, including betrayal. And he's not above betraying his fellow Vyrams.

* AGodAmI: First day of his invasion, he claims to be a God for the Earthling. He probably said that to ANY dimensions he tried to invade.
* BigBad
* BloodFromTheMouth: Just before he goes down for good.
* DragonInChief: At first. Empress Juza was the BiggerBad.
* EnemyCivilWar: With Tranza.
* EnemyMine: Teams up with the Jetmen at least twice. First to take down Empress Juza and later against Tranza.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Screw the rest of the Vyrams. Radiguet wants to take everything for himself, even from fellow elites.
* {{Jerkass}}
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: He's a horrible monster, and never assume that there's a nice guy underneath that. [[KickTheDog It won't end well]].
* MoralityPet: Subverted. When he got amnesiac, he received one. Then he got his memory back... then killed her. [[MoralEventHorizon The bastard! You just leveled up in Complete Monster department!]]
* [[spoiler: NighInvulnerable: His [[OneWingedAngel Raguem]] form is immune to Great Icarus' [[WaveMotionGun Bird Maser]], but gains a weak point due to a stab wound Rie inflicts on him before dying.]]
* OneWingedAngel: He has a more powerful, yet uglier form (that he only uses once). [[spoiler: He also gains a giant form later called Raguem and fuses with the Vyram base, Vyrock, in the finale.]]
* TheStarscream: To Empress Juza and later Tranza.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: While not exclusive to him, among the Vyram, he makes the biggest habit of saving the Jetmen so he can kill them himself.
* TookALevelInBadass: While he was never harmless, he still tended to fall victim to TheWorfEffect to show off a new threat like Juza or Tranza, but after draining the power from Tranza's robot, aside from the [[spoiler: OneWingedAngel]] above, he also manages to NoSell the Fire Bazooka.
* TrueFinalBoss
* UngratefulBastard: Does owe the Jetmen for not being stuck as somebody's minion, but never changes his opinion of them, and the feeling is mutual.
* VillainousCrush: On [[spoiler: Rie, hence turning her into Maria]], and a truly sick one at that, as his actions are less about having any feelings for her ([[ItsAllAboutMe he only cares about himself]]) as much as desiring to posses and control her, even it means reducing her to a mindless slave.

!!!Tran / Tranza

* BigBadWannabe: Came '''VERY''' close to becoming a true BigBad, [[spoiler: but Radiguet managed to usurp the spot from him.]]
* BlackCloak
* [[CoolShades Cool]] SinisterShades
* DarkIsEvil
* EnemyCivilWar: With Radiguet. [[spoiler: Ultimately lost.]]
* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler: He ends up in a mental institution after being humiliated by Radiguet.]]
* [[KidAppealCharacter Kid-of-Heel Character]]: As Tran.
* KnightOfCerebus: As Tranza, his appearance marks an end to series comic relief.
* PlotRelevantAgeUp: Into Tranza.
* TagalongKid, EnfanteTerrible, CreepyChild: At first.
* TookALevelInBadass: Before while he was never harmless as Tran, he was never as much of a threat as the rest of the Vyram. As Tranza, the first things he does are solo the Jetmen and then the rest of the Vyram and establish himself at the BigBad. [[spoiler: He's only defeated in the end because Radiguet helped Ryū defeat him.]]

!!!Grey

* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type I]]. A contrast from his rival Gai.
* TheDragon
* DrowningMySorrows
* MeaningfulName[=/=]GrayAndGrayMorality
* NobleDemon: Is in love with Maria and unlike Radiguet, he actually cares about her.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: He loves cigarettes, wine, music, and Maria!
** {{Irony}}: Despite being a robot, he's the most human out of all the Vyram.
* TheRival: To Gai.
* SmokingIsCool: So much that [[spoiler:[[OneLastSmoke he requested Gai to lit his cig before he (Grey) dies]].]]
* WorthyOpponent

!!!Maria[[spoiler:/Rie Aoi]]

* AnAxeToGrind
* [[spoiler: {{Brainwashed}}: By Radiguet.]]
* DarkChick
* [[spoiler: DyingAsYourself]]
* [[spoiler: ILetGwenStacyDie]]
* NiceHat
* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* [[spoiler: TomatoInTheMirror]]
* WomanInWhite