Characters / Choujin Sentai Jetman

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 turns out Rie is Brainwashed into Maria of the Vyram. He thankfully got over it by the end of the series and ends up marrying fellow Jetman Kaori Rokumeikan (White Swan).

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, 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.

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. 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'.

Kaori Rokumeikan/White Swan | Actress: Rika Kishida

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Heiress to the Rokumeikan family, at first an extremely Spoiled Brat, but eventually evolved into Spoiled Sweet, thanks to Ryū's scoldings. While at first repulsed at Gai, she ends up with him after discovering his heart of gold, but he broke up with her after introducing him to her high-class family which... pissed him off. Kaori eventually ends up marrying Ryū after much hardships that follows.

Ako Hayasaka/Blue Swallow | Actress: Sayuri Uchida

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An Ordinary High-School Student 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 she eventually grew over it and in the epilogue, became an Idol Singer... despite being bad at singing while in school.

Allies:

Chief Aya Odagiri

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.

  • A God Am I: 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. He also claimed his "holy body was invincible" during the final battle, after his merger with the Vylock.
  • Big Bad
  • Bishōnen: While he's not as pretty in the actual series, his appearance in the canonically-questionable manga hits this trope.
  • Blood from the Mouth: Just before he goes down for good.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: At first. Empress Juuza was the Bigger Bad.
  • Enemy Civil War: With Tranza.
  • Enemy Mine: Teams up with the Jetmen at least twice. First to take down Empress Juuza and later against Tranza.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: His interactions with Maria border on this quite often, as he's almost always touching her face and reminding her she belongs to him.
  • It's All About Me: Screw the rest of the Vyram. Radiguet wants to take everything for himself, even from his fellow elites.
  • Jerkass
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: He's a horrible monster, and never assume that there's a nice guy underneath that. It won't end well.
  • Manipulative Bastard: If he fell off the villain threat level (due to Juza or Tranza), he usually resorts to this to get back to the top of the food chain, usually using the Jetmen as his pawns.
  • Meaningful Name: "Radiguet" was also the last name of a French author who wrote a book called "Devil in the Flesh," which describes this Radiguet well.
  • Minor Injury Overreaction: During their first fight, Ryu manages to leave a cut on his face, causing him to go berserk.
  • Morality Pet: Subverted. When he got amnesiac, he received one. Then he got his memory back... then killed her. The bastard! You just leveled up in Complete Monster department!
  • Nigh Invulnerable: His Raguem form is immune to Great Icarus' Bird Maser, but gains a weak point due to a stab wound Rie inflicts on him before dying. He attempts to cover it with the armor formed from the Vylock, but Jet Garuda punches it off him, and grapples him long enough for Jet Icarus to impale him in the wound with the Birdonic Saber.
  • One-Winged Angel: He has a more powerful, yet uglier form named Radigan that he transforms into when he gets really pissed. He also gains a giant form later called Raguem and fuses with the Vyram base, the Vylock, in the finale.
  • The Starscream: To Empress Juza and later Tranza.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: While not exclusive to him, among the Vyram, he makes the biggest habit of saving the Jetmen so he can kill them himself.
  • Took a Level in Badass: While he was never harmless, he still tended to fall victim to The Worf Effect to show off a new threat like Juuza or Tranza (though he will come back to one-up them), but after draining the power from Tranza's robot, aside from the One-Winged Angel above, he also manages to No Sell the Fire Bazooka.
  • True Final Boss
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Does owe the Jetmen for not being stuck as somebody's minion, but never changes his opinion of them, and the feeling is mutual.
  • Villainous Crush: On Rie, hence turning her into Maria, and a truly sick one at that, as his actions are less about having any feelings for her (he only cares about himself) as much as desiring to possess and control her, even it means reducing her to a mindless slave.

Juuza

  • Bad Boss: While all the other Vyram commanders dislike her, the only one to actually stand up to her is Radiguet. While she doesn't kill him, she wipes his memory and turns him human.
  • Big BadWannabe: Is the empress of the Vyram. Had the Jetman not teamed up with the other Vyram villains to fight her the episode after she was introduced, she would have been in this role full-time.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Dies the episode after she is introduced.

Tran / Tranza

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Maria/Rie Aoi

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