'''The Jetmen'''

!!!'''Ryū Tendō/Red Hawk''' | [-Actor: Kotaro Tanaka-]
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.
* BettyAndVeronica: The Betty to Gai's Veronica for Kaori's Archie. [[spoiler:He wins.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: [[spoiler: Is one briefly after learning that Rie is Maria, where he loses his mind and starts believing that Rie is with him. He gets better.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: His efforts in avenging [[spoiler:Rie's death leads to him committing a suicide attack, using the Jet Striker on him and Radiguet. He gets better]].
* FatalFlaw: His hatred towards Radiguet for [[spoiler:killing Rie]] would have doomed the Jetmen had [[spoiler:they not rescued him in time]].
* FingerlessGloves: [[RuleOfCool From Gold's Gym nonetheless]]!
* TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest: He's pretty hung up about Rie's death. [[spoiler:Later, he finds out that the villain Maria is his dead girlfriend.]]
* HeroicBSOD: He has a ''major'' one when he realizes that [[spoiler:Maria is Rie all along to the point that he's nearly DrivenToSuicide when he tries to avenge her death]]. He gets better.
* HeroicSacrifice: He attempts to [[spoiler:kill himself and Radiguet to avenge Rie]]. It doesn't work.
* ItsPersonal: [[spoiler: 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: He serves as the team's leader.
* OfficialCouple: He initially gets engaged with Rie, [[spoiler: until she was KilledOffForReal. He and Kaori get together in the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue]].
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Gai's red.
* RevengeBeforeReason: When [[spoiler:Radiguet kills Rie]], he decides to exact revenge on [[spoiler:Radiguet]] to the point that he [[spoiler:abandons the Jetman's mission to help others]]. It would have gotten himself killed [[spoiler:had Radiguet not destroyed the Jet Striker and the remaining Jetman not rescue him]].
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: He attempts to avenge [[spoiler:Mie's death at the hands of Radiguet]]. Fortunately, [[spoiler:he snaps out of it thanks to Kaori]].
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: In the penultimate episode, he attempts to leave his comrades behind to avenge [[spoiler:Rie's death]]. However, it doesn't work.
* StandardizedLeader
* TakingYouWithMe: When Radiguet kills [[spoiler:Rie]], Ryū decides to use the Jet Striker to [[spoiler:kill both himself and Radiguet]]. It backfires because [[spoiler:Radiguet ends up destroying the Jet Striker and the Jetmen pull a BigDamnHeroes moment]].
* ThisIsUnforgivable: He says this to Radiguet before he transforms into Red Hawn and to avenge [[spoiler:Rie]].

!!!'''Gai Yūki/Black Condor''' | [-Actor: Toshihide Wakamatsu-]
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]].

%%* 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}}
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:On the basis of being [[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Condor Joe]]'s {{Expy}}.]]
* {{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
** HiddenHeartOfGold: He scoffs at Ryu's heroism, but deep down, Gai is just as heroic and caring as his rival.
* 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.
* NotSoInvincibleAfterAll: Yeah, [[spoiler:he survived a year fighting against the Vyrams. A mugger's stab killed him.]]
* 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-]
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[=/=]OlderThanTheyLook: 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
* ImprovisedWeaponUser: One of his signature moves is hurling rocks at monsters.
* 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}}
* RockBeatsLaser: Despite fighting alien invaders, throwing giant rocks at monsters is still an effective tactic.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive Guy to Gai's Manly Man.
* SignatureMove: ''Rock Drop''...which consists of hurling giant rocks at the enemy.
* 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-]
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 FairytaleWeddingDress.
* 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.
* YamatoNadeshiko: She is a wife and a mother when she marries Ryu.

!!!'''Ako Hayasaka/Blue Swallow''' |[-Actress: Sayuri Uchida-]
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
* 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.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: 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!
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Until she got hit by the Birdonic Waves...
* OutOfFocus: Definitely gets the least amount of focus episodes of all the Jetmen.
* 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.


!!!Chief Aya Odagiri

* BadassInCharge: Despite not being a Jetman herself, she's still pretty badass. She's even piloted a HumongousMecha on a few occasions, one of which was a CurbstompBattle.
* BadassNormal: She's not a SuperSoldier like the Jetman team, but she's still manages to be this trope.
* TheCaptain
* DaChief
* TeamMom
* TheMentor



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. [[spoiler: He also claimed his "holy body was invincible" during the final battle, after his merger with the Vylock.]]
* BigBad
* {{Bishonen}}: While he's not as pretty in the actual series, [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131117024419/powerrangers/images/8/80/Jmgn1-5.jpg his appearance in the canonically-questionable manga hits this trope.]]
* BloodFromTheMouth: Just before he goes down for good.
* DragonInChief: At first. Empress Juuza was the BiggerBad.
* EnemyCivilWar: With Tranza.
* EnemyMine: Teams up with the Jetmen at least twice. First to take down Empress Juuza and later against Tranza.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: His interactions with Maria border on this quite often, as he's almost always touching her face and reminding her she belongs to him.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: How [[spoiler:Gai kills him with the Birdonic Saber]].
* ItsAllAboutMe: Screw the rest of the Vyram. Radiguet wants to take everything for himself, even from his 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]].
* ManipulativeBastard: 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.
* MeaningfulName: "Radiguet" was also the last name of a French author who wrote a book called "Devil in the Flesh," which describes this Radiguet well.
* MinorInjuryOverreaction: During their first fight, Ryu manages to leave a cut on his face, causing him to go berserk.
* 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!]]
* NighInvulnerable: [[spoiler: 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. 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.]]
* OneWingedAngel: He has a more powerful, yet uglier form named Radigan that he transforms into when he gets really pissed. [[spoiler: He also gains a giant form later called Raguem and fuses with the Vyram base, the Vylock, 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 Juuza or Tranza (though he will come back to one-up them), 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 possess and control her, even it means reducing her to a mindless slave.


* BadBoss: 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.
* BigBad: Is the empress of the Vyram. Except that [[spoiler: she's in actuality a BigBadWannabe when the Jetman teams up with the other Vyram villains to fight her]].
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler: Dies the episode after she is introduced]].

!!!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 Ry&#363 defeat him.]]


* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type I]]. A contrast from his rival Gai.
* AffablyEvil: [[EvenEvilHasStandards Has no intentions to mock any of his friends whatsoever]]. He is even on good terms with his rival Gai.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Him and Maria have a shared love of music, arts and combat, which is why they get along so well.
* TheDragon
* DrowningMySorrows
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Is in love with Maria and unlike Radiguet, he actually cares about her. [[spoiler: Even when she reverted back to human and good, he still loved her and stayed with her in her final moments.]]
* {{Foil}}: To Gai. They're quite similar, in that they smoke, drink, gamble and love women [[spoiler: who they didn't get in the end.]] However, Gai is undoubtedly a good guy, if an AntiHero, while Grey is a bad guy, although more of an AntiVillain.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: He dies peacefully on episode 50.]]
* {{Irony}}: Despite being a robot, he's the most human out of all the Vyram.
* MeaningfulName
* NobleDemon
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: He loves cigarettes, wine, music, and Maria!
* TheRival: To Gai.
* SmokingIsCool: So much that [[spoiler:[[OneLastSmoke he requested Gai to lit his cig before he (Grey) dies]].]]
* TearsFromAStone: Grey actually sheds tears when [[spoiler: Maria/Rie dies.]]
* WickedCultured: Drinks red wine, smokes fancy cigarettes listens to (and learns to play) classical music on a phonograph, always makes sure his equipment is polished, and plays roulette.
* WorthyOpponent

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

* AnAxeToGrind
* [[spoiler: {{Brainwashed}}: By Radiguet.]]
* DarkActionGirl: Maria is very strong, to the point of being able to go toe-to-toe with the Jetmen.
* DarkChick
* DudeMagnet: Grey is in love with Maria, and Radiguet desires her for himself, [[spoiler: so much that he forcibly brainwashed her into evil.]] And then there's [[spoiler: Ryu...]]
* [[spoiler: DyingAsYourself]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Despite her cold demeanor, she did seem to genuinely care for Grey and it was implied she might have returned his feelings.
* [[spoiler: ILetGwenStacyDie]]
* NiceHat
* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* [[spoiler: TomatoInTheMirror]]
* WalkingSpoiler: If you couldn't already tell.
* WhipItGood
* WomanInWhite