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Geki Juken Beast Arts
Jan Kando/GekiRed | Actor: Hiroki Suzuki
- Character Development: As the series goes on, he acts less dumb.
- Crunchtastic: Makes up a lot of words, enough to make his own Jan-ish language. Examples of such words are "Ujauja", "Wakiwaki" or, most commonly "Zowazowa" (referring to monsters of the week). Justified that he's a jungle boy.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Long decimated his village, turned his father Dan evil, killed his mother. All because they were a PROBLEM in his plans
- Dumb Is Good: Starts out as this, but eventually becomes much smarter.
- 11th-Hour Superpower: Rin Juken.
- The Hero
- Hidden Depths: Has moments of great insight such as realizing that Mele is training herself or Gai being worried he'll disrupt the team dynamic.
- Idiot Hero: Early in the series. Gradually he grows out of it. For the most part at least.
- Image Song: Susume no Susume
- Law of Chromatic Superiority: Surprisingly downplayed; he doesn't have a lot of major power difference relative to the others. On the other hand, he's the one among the heroes with the biggest Character Development.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: "White Tiger" Dan turns out to be Jan's father.
- Manchild: Very childish due to being raised by wild animals.
- The McCoy
- No Nudity Taboo: Well, he is a jungle boy after all, so he doesn't mind being half-naked in front of others, such as in episode 22 where he had no problem with undressing in front of Alice.
- Raised By Tigers: Pandas too, but mostly tigers, as he claims to be a "tiger child".
- Rookie Red Ranger
- Shirtless Scene: Often. See No Nudity Taboo above.
- Signature Move: Ho Ho Dannote
- Super Geki Red: Super Tiger Geki
- Spell My Name with an "S": Romanised as "Jyan" in the credits to The Movie.
- Super Toughness: His body can withstand the most punishment.
- Took a Level in Badass: Initially, he was an Idiot Hero, but later on...
Ran Uzaki/GekiYellow | Actress: Mina Fukui
- Action Girl
- The Chick
- The Captain: While it's not brought up much, she is the actual leader of the Gekirangers.
- The Heart
- Cute Little Fangs
- 11th-Hour Superpower: Rin Juken.
- Housewife: Defied. Ran's wealthy mother would like her to and tries to arrange a marriage for her. To stop this happening, the male Gekirangers all pose as Ran's admirers (to her mother's horror.) Ran eventually makes it clear that she does not want to get married and her role as a Gekiranger is far more important to her.
- Image Song: Run
- The Kirk
- The Leader: Officially made one in Lesson 23, and the only yellow leader in Sentai history.
- Lightning Bruiser
- Mama Bear
- Ms. Fanservice: Furo Scene, Furo Scene, Furo Scene.
- Plucky Girl
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Specializes in this. She even does a combo of Hokuto Hyakuretsu Ken topped with Hokuto Zankai Ken in one episode.
- She's Got Legs: Possibly the leggiest ranger ever...from either side of the ocean! (Sorry, Kat!)
- Signature Move: Shun Shun Dannote
- Super Geki Yellow: Super Cheetah Geki
- The Smurfette Principle: She's the only female on the current team, but there's plenty of strong female roles in the show including Miki, Natsume, Mele and Michelle Peng.
- Tsundere: Type B.
- Weapon of Choice
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Much more so in the second half of the season.
Retsu Fukami/GekiBlue | Actor: Manpei Takagi
- Cultured Badass: Retsu is a reputable painter and was known for his art related prowess prior to training in Geki Jyuken.
- Drunken Boxing: He pulls this off in Training 36
- 11th-Hour Superpower: Rin Juken.
- Image Song: Just Make it Out
- Glass Cannon: He possesses Technique and is able to fight vertically, like in Episode 6, but needed to undergo training in order to toughen himself up.
- Lightning Bruiser: After training.
- The Lancer: Clashes with Jan the most.
- Making Use of the Twin: The actor's real twin appeared in one episode as Retsu's evil Doppelgänger
- Not Good with People
- Punch Catch: How he demonstrates he's not the little kid Gou remembers.
- Revenge: His motive for becoming a Gekiranger, as he believed that Rio had killed his brother.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: He and Gou are both socially awkward with a tendency to Jerk Ass behaviour, but appear to consider themselves very different in personality and frequently bicker, despite Retsu's anguish for many years over thinking that Gou was dead. Their fighting styles are fairly different, Retsu favoring speed and technique compared to Gou's Bare-Fisted Monk.
- Signature Move: Ten Ten Dannote
- Super Geki Blue: Super Jaguar Geki
- Spell My Name WITHOUT An S: Romanised as "Retu" in the credits to The Movie
- The Smart Guy
- Spit Take: In episode 15 when he finds out Ran had to change his diaper while he had been turned into a baby temporarily.
- The Spock
- Tsundere: Type A.
- Weapon of Choice
Gou Fukami/GekiViolet | Actor: Riki Miura
- Bare-Fisted Monk
- The Big Guy
- Catch Phrase: "Man..." or "My God..." while tapping his brow with his fist.
- Dark Is Not Evil: The violent ki he uses for his attacks is noted to be similar to Rin Ki.
- Deus Exit Machina: The initial arc of the show revolved around Jan being the only one who could defeat Rio. The final arc revolved around the core three being the only ones to defeat Long, which left Gou (and Ken) pretty much nowhere...
- They do appear, but they get beat up every appearance they make.
- Image Song: Wandering Wolf
- Not Good with People
- Older Than They Look: It's sometimes implied that Gou is around the same age as Miki, but stopped aging physically after becoming a werewolf. He also looks the same age in flashbacks to Retsu's childhood.
- Purple Is the New Black
- The Rival: Was Rio's rival in their early days as students of Geki Juken. Ends up learning the hard way that that's no longer the case.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Ken's Sensitive Guy.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With Retsu.
- Wolf Man
- Wrong Genre Savvy: His personal history with Rio makes him assume that he's the one to be The Rival to him. This leads to Rio flattening him with a hard reality check.
Ken Hisatsu/GekiChopper | Actor: Sotaro Yasuda
- Almighty Janitor: Doesn't have any special form of Ki, but fights just well as the Gekirangers when they use Kageki.
- Boisterous Bruiser
- Brilliant, but Lazy
- Catch Phrase: "Osu!" and "I'm great!"
- Cloud Cuckoolander
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass
- Deus Exit Machina
- Expy: A cross between Marshall Law and Luigi.
- Image Song: That's it for Me
- Kiai: "CHESTO!!"
- Kid-Appeal Character
- Punny Name: When read in its native order, his name sounds like Hissatsuken ("Deadly Fist", a Japanese term for special moves).
- Awesome McCoolname: His name means Deadly Fist. He may have the most hardcore name in all of Super Sentai.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive Guy to Gou's Manly Man.
- Swiss Army Weapon: SaiBlade, which also doubles as his Transformation Trinket.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Menchikatsu, a type of ground beef/mince meat cutlet
Miki Masaki | Actress: Kazue Itoh
- Former Teen Rebel: She was a sukeban in her youth, and her name still carries enough fear that an entire gang of thugs runs for it when they realize who she is. Thanks to learning Juken, she's actually tougher now than she was back then, she just doesn't show off.
- Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Does this to a brainwashed Ran and Natsume on separate occasions.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: She shows off her Leopard-fist skills in the first episode, but then spends most of her time acting as backup. Thirty or so episodes later, Natsume is threatened and Miki displays enough power to impress Mele (who was using Genki at that point). Wow.
- Mama Bear: She doesn't use it much, but Miki is a student of Geki Jyu Leopard-ken and she is more than ready to trot it out when bad guys mess with her kid.
- Hell, she manages to control Sai Dain Oh during the episode.
- Mission Control
- Team Mom
- Hey, You!: Jyan repeatedly refers to her as "Miki's Child", instead of by name, much to her annoyance.
- Tag Along Kid:
The KenseiThe Gekirangers Masters
Tropes That Apply to All
- Animal Motif: Which are pretty hard to figure out.
- Martial Pacifist: Took a vow of non-violence after the war and will only fight defensively.
- Old Master
- Was Once a Man: Gave up their humanity in order to defeat the Kenma during the first war.
- Theme Naming: Aside from Sha Fu, the Kensei are named after real-life martial artists.
Sha Fu | Seiyu: Ichirō Nagai
- Catch Phrase: "In [insert name of activity], there is training."
- I Was Quite The Looker: Claims to have been very handsome back when he was human.
- Mega Neko
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: If he opens his eyes, it means he's getting REALLY serious about something, which happens a few times in the series.
- We Used to Be Friends: With all the Kenma, but especially Maku.
Elehung Gambou | Seiyu: Yuu Mizushima
- Dirty Old Man
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Is absolutely terrified of sukeban, and freaks out when he learns Miki use to be one.
Bat Li | Seiyu: Shuichi Ikeda
Sharkie Chan | Seiyu: Hiroya Ishimaru
Gorie Yen | Seiyu: Ryuzaburo Otomo
- Cultured Bad Ass: A martial arts master and best-selling author.
Michelle Peng | Seiyu: Atsuko Tanaka
Bion Biao | Seiyu: Takeshi Kusao
Rin Juken Akugata note
Geki Juken's rival school, founded by the Kenma. Where as Geki draws power from positive emotions and a passion for justice, Rin draws strength from hatred and suffering.
Tropes that Apply to all
Rio/Black Lion Rio/Griffon King Rio | Actor: Hirofumi ArakiLeader of the revived Akugata and a former pupil of Sha Fu who trained alongside Gou and Miki, but left the school due to his desire for power.
- A Pupil of Mine Until He Turned to Evil: He trained with Gou under Shafu, but Gekijyuken didn't satisfy his desire for power.
- Badass Cape
- Bare-Fisted Monk
- Berserk Button: Do not mock Juken. As the first Gekiranger movie shows, he will fight alongside his own enemies to teach any doubters a lesson.
- Big Bad Wannabe: Set up as the Big Bad early in the series, and the revival of the Kenma doesn't change that as they're willing to let him run things, until Maku pulls and Eviler Than Thou on him, and seems well to have supplanted him until the Beast Power Blossom. But he ultimately turns out to be an Unwitting Pawn for Long, which actually prompts a Heel–Face Turn.
- Disc-One Final Boss
- Despair Event Horizon: Upon learning his entire life's goal was something Long created to manipulate him, he feels that he had been wasting his life as an Unwitting Pawn.
- Blood Knight: Part of why he often doesn't kill the Gekirangers when he has the chance, as he wants to able to push his limits and have a more satisfying victory.
- Enemy Mine: Occasionally joins forces with the Gekirangers, alongside Mele.
- 11th-Hour Ranger
- Fallen Hero
- Freudian Excuse: Something AKA Long killed his family when he was a child; Shafu can tell that his obsession with strength mainly comes from how, deep down, he's still terrified of it.
- Heel–Face Turn
- Heroic Sacrifice
- Image Song: Unwavering Desire
- Mr. Fanservice: His actor is a very handsome man.
- Older Than They Look: Going by flashbacks, he's the same age as Gou, but apparently hasn't aged since leaving Gekijyuken.
- Pride: A bit more subtle than others, but whenever he gains power, he's quick to assume he's the strongest, and prefers to gain power through his own efforts rather be handed it; best shown when Maku refuses Mele's request to give Rio some Dorinki, Rio said he would have refused it even if Maku did offer it to him.
- Redemption Equals Death
- The Stoic: Unless he loses a fight, which causes a Villainous Breakdown, or starts gaining power.
- Tin Tyrant: His fighting form, where he dons a suit of armor made of his own ki.
- Unwitting Pawn: To Long.
- Villainous Breakdown: After his first defeat from Jan, also from Maku that he is able to use Dorinki because of it.
- Villain Protagonist: When he isn't a direct antagonist.
- Worthy Opponent: Starts seeing Jan as one. Becomes fully convinced of it once he learns Jan is Dan's son.
Mele | Actress: Yuka Hirata
- Anime Chinese Girl
- Dark Action Girl
- The Dragon: To Rio.
- Enemy Mine: She and Rio join forces with the Gekirangers on a handful of occasions.
- 11th-Hour Ranger
- Genki Girl: When gushing about Rio-sama. She's otherwise damn cold and bitchy.
- Heel–Face Turn
- Image Song: A Torn Feather
- Ignored Enamored Underling: For most of the series we get no signs Rio sees Mele as anything but a loyal subordinate.
- Living Emotional Crutch: After Jan defeats Rio in his Griffon King form, Rio nearly goes mad and becomes the "god of destruction" Long's so obsessed with. Mele holds him back, much to Long's frustration.
- Love Martyr: The Goddess
- Ms. Fanservice
- Multipurpose Tongue
- Odango Hair
- Perky Female Minion: And how, too.
- Playing with Fire: Briefly when she uses the Gen-Ju Phoenix-Ken.
- Plucky Girl
- Redemption Equals Death
- Sai Girl
- Spike Shooter
- Taking the Bullet: For the Gekirangers rather than Rio, oddly enough
- Tsundere: Pretty much tsun-tsun to everyone else, and VERY dere-dere for Rio-sama.
- Undying Loyalty: To Rio due to him reviving her.
- Villainous Valor: Hates using underhanded or dishonorable tactics to win. Her self-disgust when forced to do so by Long allows her to achieve Dorinki.
The KenmaThe founders of Rin Juken and former friends of the Kensei. They caused the School Rebellion when they killed Brusa Ee and tried to wipe out the rest of his students
- A Pupil of Mine Until He Turned to Evil: The three of them turned on Brusa Ee and murdered him.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Maku in particular - even when he's dying he refuses to admit he's lost.
- Authority Equals Asskicking / Asskicking Equals Authority: They're by far the strongest members of the Rin Ju Ken, and Maku leads because the other two are terrified of him.
- Battle Aura: Maku invented Dorinki, and can blow the Super Gekirangers away with his sheer aura.
- Bears Are Bad News: Maku
- Berserk Button: Maku is naturally short tempered, but he gets really pissed off by anything he perceives as an insult to his power, which is pressed by anybody but the Kensei challenging him.
- Big Bad Wannabe: Maku. He's one of the most feared beings alive for a very good reason, but the real Big Bad is right under his nose, smirking at him. After the Sai Dain's Beast Power Blossom, it's clear he's done, but he's too arrogant to admit it.
- The Dreaded: All three of them. The Kensei really didn't want them back and sealed their souls in bracelets. For Maku, they went the extra mile and removed his heart, which Rio and Mele also had to put back to revive him. Even the other Kenma are terrified of him.
- Evil Is Petty: Maku. He takes nearly anything as an insult to pride, which can be something as simple as an opponent he considers unworthy picking a fight with him.
- Evil Is Not a Toy: Surprisingly subverted with Kata and Rageku. Rio revives them with the intent of becoming their apprentice, and they do so without any tricks, baring the Training from Hell they put him through, which is what he wanted in the first place. Played straight with Maku, who Rio revives despite being warned that he'll overthrow him. Maku not only does that, but refuses to train Rio.
- Evil Mentor: Kata and Rageku are this to Rio.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Maku. We didn't get another bad guy this hot-tempered until Shinkenger.
- Knight of Cerebus: Rio's initial plans weren't too threatening at first since they were aimed at reviving the Kenma. Once they show up, the threat of the week starts involving the usual city wrecking Super Sentai is known for.
- Master of Illusion: Kata, and oddly, he gets hurt a lot more easily if somebody hits him during them (compare with one punch from Jan pissing him off, to when before the Geki bazooka had no effect on him)
- Pride: Maku (see Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy). He was thrilled to be chosen as Brusa E's successor...until he learned that he asked Shafu first, and Shafu declined. Being the second choice ate away at Maku until he went mad.
- The Social Darwinist: All three believe that their overwhelming power means they can do whatever they want, but Kata is slightly more eloquent about it. He rants that the weak should obey the strong and the "foolish" listen to the "wise" while fighting the team.
- Weapon of Choice
- Animal Motif: Natch.
Makirika (voiced by Hiroshi Tsuchida)
Gyuuya (voiced by Masaharu Sato)
Five Venom Fists
Tropes that apply to all of them:
- Color-Coded Characters:
- Kademu: White
- Braco: Blue
- Sorisa: Red
- Moriya: Green
- Maga: Yellow
- Five-Bad Band:
- Homage: They are based on the Five Deadly Venoms.
- Poisonous Person: Each of them possesses a deadly toxin of their own: Braco induces nausea, Sorisa fever, Moriya paralysis, Maga chills, and Kademu pain.
Kademu (voiced by Yoshimitsu Shimoyama)
- Creepy Centipedes
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Stated that he can throw at least 100, 1000, or even 10000 punches.
- Significant Anagram: Of Mukade
Braco (voiced by Kunihiko Yasui)
- One-Hit Kill: He can take out numerous opponents in one blow.
- Significant Anagram: Of Cobra
- Snakes Are Sinister: He is based on a cobra
Sorisa (voiced by Shinobu Adachi)
- Kick Chick: Villain example. She is know for her deadly kicks.
- Scary Scorpions
- Significant Anagram: Of Sasori
- The Smurfette Principle: The only female.
Moriya (voiced by Koichi Sakaguchi)
Maga (voiced by Takashi Nagasako)
- Dumb Muscle: The least intelligent of the five.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: His skin is nearly impossible to pierce through.
- Significant Anagram: Of Gama
- Wolverine Claws: Three on each arm.
Muzankoze (voiced by Yousuke Akimoto)
Nagiu (voiced by Keiichi Nanba)
Eruka (voiced by Ryuzou Ishino)
Rasuka (voiced by Kunihiro Kawamoto)
Rutsu (voiced by Taiki Matsuno)
- Significant Anagram: Of Tsuru
Dokariya (voiced by Yukitoshi Hori)
- Significant Anagram: Of Yadokari
Hihi (voiced by Bin Shimada)
- Meaningful Name: His name is Japanese for baboon. Also fitting, it means fire.
- Significant Anagram: Averted because his name has the same kanji written twice.
Pououte (voiced by Dai Matsumoto)
Chouda (voiced by Yasuaki Takumi)
Tsuneki (voiced by Yasuhiro Takato)
- Significant Anagram: Of Kitsune
Mukoua (voiced by Masaru Obayashi)
Tabu (voiced by Taichiro Horikawa)
- Fighting with Chucks: Hilariously enough, they look like linked sausages with a hook on each end.
Marashiya (voiced by Takayuki Kondo)
Niwa (voiced by Keiko Sakai)
- Significant Anagram: Of Wani
Long/Infernal Dragon | Actor: Naoki Kawano
- A God Am I: As he's an ancient being, he's close to a God and thinks that he has the rights to treat every living beings as nothing but his stress toys.
- And I Must Scream: His fate at the end of the series.
- Big Bad
- Breath Weapon.
- The Chessmaster: He was behind the events of the whole series. He turned Maku evil, thus resulting in the School Rebellion, he was the one who set Rio on his path to gain power, and was also the reason Jan was raised as an orphan.
- Complete Immortality: Something the Gekirangers find the hard way, even getting blown to pieces doesn't stop him down.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: His fights are either him dishing these out or ending up on the receiving end of them.
- Dragon-in-Chief: To Rio, literally.
- Eviler Than Thou: To Rio.
- Evil Mentor: Was this Maku in the past. Tries to play it with Rio, but has difficulty with getting him to listen. He states that he was still easier to manipulate than Maku, hence why he keeps using him even after Maku is revived
- Expy: His true form looks a lot like King Ghidorah.
- Feel No Pain: Getting hit with a Finishing Move doesn't get a strong reaction from him.
- For the Evulz: Holy shit yeah! His entire motive is that he thinks the world is boring.
- Jerkass: His true colors. He smugly mocks everyone and everything in the series. He openly admits that the Rin Juken are nothing of his amusement, mocks the Kensei for believing in fighting to defend others as "rubbish", and chides Juken as nothing more than imitating animals which views himself as the strongest.Even
- The Law of Diminishing Defensive Effort: Played with. He does defend and avoid attacks, even though he never seems to react to pain, and by the finale, nothing seems to hurt him. He only seems to do it show his opponents how outclassed they are.
- Light Is Not Good: Gold colored outfit, hair, fighting form, true form, and he is easily one of the most evil characters in Super Sentai franchise. Rin Juken is in fact based of his own technique.
- Ironic Hell: His motives were escaping boredom, and he ends up sealed into a sphere for all eternity. Lampshaded by Xia Fu.
- Man Behind the Man: To Rio and Maku
- Man in White: Man gold, but fits the trope anyways.
- Manipulative Bastard
- No-Sell: After reabsorbing Sanyo, everything aside from Rio's suicide attack, which he still came back from. Even when the core three Gekirangers get the upper hand in the finale and deliver a fairly one-sided beating to him, he gets back up like nothing happened.
- One-Winged Angel: His true form is mutliheaded gold dragon that in rarity for the series isn't a humanoid monster, it walks on four legs.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Is gigantic, immortal, can shapeshift, and in his human form is also a skilled martial-artist.
- Remember the New Guy: Maku sees him and unlike everybody else, he knows who he is, though of course doesn't say. Rageku recognizes his fighting form and she's terrified of him before he kills her.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: At the end.
- Smug Snake
- The Sociopath
- Story-Breaker Power: As he can't be killed, it means he's almost unstoppable. Key word is almost. The Kenma created a technique to seal him, and part of why it worked is because he never expected it.
- Psychotic Smirk: His default expression.
- Time Abyss
- Treacherous Advisor
- True Final Boss
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Can turn from a kaiju to a human.
- Walking Spoiler
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: He's immortal, and everything he's done stems from his sheer boredom with the world.
- You Have Out Lived Your Usefulness: Stated regarded the Kenma after Maku is killed, stating Rio has nothing left to learn from them. As Rageku is the only one left, he kills her himself.
- Turtle Power: He is based on a snapping turtle.
Suugu/Dan Kando | Actor: Kenji Ohba
- Back from the Dead: Long resurrected him, but he trapped his soul in a tiger monstrosity.
- Disappeared Dad:
Shiyuu (voiced by Shigeo Kiyama)
- Full-Boar Action: He is based on the Catoblepas.
Gouyuu (voiced by Mitsuaki Madono)
- A Load of Bull: He is based on an Ox.
- Hypocrite: Loves to imitate people using his magic mirrors, yet hates being imitated.
- Magic Mirror: He trapped Retsu inside a mirror and replaced him with a duplicate to infiltrate the Gekirangers. That failed!
Haku (voiced by Kiyotaka Furushima)
- Blade Below the Shoulder: An extended blade on each arm.
- Sapient Steed: He is based on a horse.
- Unicorn: Part of his motif.
Hiso (voiced by Keiko Han)
- Our Fairies Are Different: Part of her motif is a pixie.
- Rascally Rabbit: She is based on a rabbit.
- The Smurfette Principle: She is the only female member.
Dorou (voiced by Tetsu Inada)
- Action Duo: With Sojo. They cannot attack properly without him.
Sojo (voiced by Kyosei Tsukui)
- Action Duo: With Dorou. They cannot attack properly without him.
- Rat Men: He is based on a rat.
- Shock and Awe:
- Spin Attack:
Shuen (voiced by Hiroyuki Shibamoto)
Kou (voiced by Kunihiko Yasui)
- Hellhound: He is based on Cerberus