Characters / Mahou Sentai Magiranger

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     The Ozu Family 

Kai Ozu / Magi Red (Atsushi Hashimoto)

  • Alchemy Is Magic: His magic specialty, which is basically turning objects into other objects.
  • Berserk Button: Do not speak ill of or do anything bad to Miyuki or Urara.
  • Butt-Monkey: Sometimes due to dumb luck, sometimes because he's the youngest of the siblings.
  • Cool Sword: MagiStick Sword Mode
  • Determinator: Once Kai's determined enough, he does not stay down. His fights with Wolzard tend to bring this out of him.
  • Hot-Blooded: Not as much as some reds, but he tends to run headlong into things. And when he gets mad...
  • Idiot Hero: Tsubasa sums him up as "our idiot" in the first episode.
  • Image Song: "Yuuki wa Phoenix" (Courageous Phoenix)
  • In-Name-Only: MagiPhoenix is, at best, a phoenix-themed warrior. Unlike the others, the phoenix is almost never portrayed as a humanoid figure.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: Despite him being the youngest of the five siblings. He gets the main dramatic moments and is the only Ranger who can combine with Barikion or Unigolon.

Tsubasa Ozu / Magi Yellow (Hiroya Matsumoto)

Urara Ozu / Magi Blue (Asami Kai)

  • Image Song: "Ashita e no Kimi" (You, for the Future)

Houka Ozu / Magi Pink (Ayumi Beppu)

  • Be the Ball: She can turn into a mecha-sized soccer ball.
  • Blow You Away: She can conjure wind attacks or outright turn herslef into an electric fan.
  • The Chick: The most emotional, fun-loving one.
  • Morphic Resonance: Any inanimate object she turns into will be pink, while any person she turns into will have a large pink bow around their waist.
  • Our Fairies Are Different: Her Majin form is Magi Fairy, the smallest of the five. Among other things, it can turn into a ball for the other Majin to launch as a finishing move.
  • Really Gets Around: She has many boyfriends over the series, and doesn't mind having several at once.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Kai/Yamazaki, to the former's chagrin to due to her attempts to push them together backfiring horribly.

Makito Ozu / Magi Green (Yuuki Ito)

  • Supporting Leader: Due to being the eldest son, he is The Leader. But Kai is, without question, The Hero of the team.
  • Surprisingly Good English:
    • "Yeah, sure. Where would you like to go?"
    • Justified: he later explains to Tsubasa that he studied English hard enough so that one day he could go abroad and study to improve his farming techniques. It should be noted that his actor knows and can speak fluent English in real life, thus simultaniously making it a case of The Cast Show Off.

Hikaru / Heavenly Saint Sungel / Magi Shine (Yousuke Ichikawa)

  • Official Couple: He marries Urara near the end.
  • Only One Name: Not only is he the only Magiranger to not have the surname Ozu, but also the only one with no surname period. Given he's a Heavenly Saint, he probably just didn't see the need for one.
  • The Power of the Sun: "The shining solar element!"
  • Pride: Mostly Played for Laughs, but he does NOT like when Smoky brings up times that he's gotten beat up, which sadly kicks in for him even faster than it does for most sixth rangers.
  • Sixth Ranger: After the Five-Man Band has been firmly established, he shows up to give the team a new ally and their next level of magical training.
  • Telepathy: One of his spells lets him read minds and scan memories.
  • True Companions: To the Ozu family. He was already Bragel's apprentice, and the two became close because of this. And then later forms a friendship with Miyuki upon her marriage to his mentor, and then later becomes a mentor himself to Bragel and Miyuki's children and thus becoming close to them as well; and then he properly becomes part of the family via his marriage to Urara.

Miyuki Ozu / Magi Mother (Azusa Watanabe)

  • Absurdly Youthful Mother: She really does not look old enough to have five grown children.
  • Action Mom: The hint is in the title.
  • An Ice Person: She uses ice shards as flechettes and freezes Toad's cloud of spawn in midair.
  • Dub Name Change: "Marie" in the Korean dub.
  • 11th Hour Ranger: She's the first one to actually morph, but gets benched for the better part of the series.
  • Interspecies Romance: Miyuki is an ordinary human who married and had five children with a Heavenly Saint from Magitopia.
  • Lady of War: She has her own ranger transformation, and her fight scenes have a sense of grace the rangers themselves lack. Also her patron Heavenly Saint was the female Snowgel, a rare Bare-Fisted Monk Lady Of War.

Isamu Ozu / Heavenly Saint Bragel / Wolzard Fire (Tsutomu Isobe)

     Supporting Characters 

Mandora Boy (Voice: Kumiko Higa)

  • Brown Note:
    • Like the mandrakes he's based on, he will let out one if pulled from his pot, though it's only ever played for laughs.
    • He will also do this when in a state of great despair. Again, only ever played for laughs.
  • Mr. Exposition: Was more or less the mentor to the team in the first part of the series, giving the Ozu siblings advice on how to use their magic and how to defeat certain monsters.
  • Plant People: Is based on a mandrake plant
  • Verbal Tic: And possibly the longest one on record, degozarimasudesu!

Smoky (Voice: Takeshi Kusao)

  • Missing Mom: Being born of a volcano, Smoky never had a mother.
    • After Stage 26, Urara all but adopts him.
  • Our Genies Are Different: Smoky, despite his bragging, doesn't actually have any special ability to grant wishes and has to work at making them come true like anyone else.

Yuka Yamazaki (Kaoru Hirata)

Heavenly Saint Lunagel/Rin (Meibi Yamanouchi)

Heavenly Saint Snowgel (Voice: Keiko Han)

  • The Older Immortal: Identified by Sungel as the eldest of the Heavenly Saints.
  • Sleep-Mode Size: Snowgel first appears as a baby version of herself swaddled in a cocoon.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: She acts standoffish and is dismissive of the idea of the Ozu siblings defeating Infersia even if their dormant magic was awakened at first, but only because of the heartbreak from watching her disciple, Miyuki, and her fellow Heavenly Saints, Raigel and Blagel, fall to darkness despite their tremendous power.
  • Super Empowering: Grants Miyuki the ability to become MagiMother, and her children their Legend Modes
  • The Worf Effect: The only time we actually see her fight is against Hades God Drake, and she can't beat him even with the help of the Magirangers.

Heavenly Saint Magiel (Machiko Soga)

     The Villains 

N Ma (Voices: Katsumi Shiono when he's sealed in a can, Daisuke Namikawa when released)

  • Big Bad: Head of Infershia and the ultimate threat the Magirangers face.
  • Bishounen Line: Downplayed. His final form is considerably more humanoid compared to his original, but he still looks like a hideous monster.
  • Combat Tentacles: His main method of physical attack.
  • Cthul Humanoid: Becomes more evident whenever he starts eating magic.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Particularly his final form, he is even capable of consuming "time itself."
  • Energy Absorption: His dreaded secret power? The ability to consume all magic and courage. Ultimately turned against him by the Magirangers feeding him too much to the point he explodes.
  • Everything's Squishier with Cephalopods: His original form is of a giant, monstrous squid.
  • Expy: His original form is one of Cthulu. The state he's in throughout most of the series, a single, fiery eye, is also a reference to Sauron.
  • Extra Eyes: In his final incarnation he has four eyes, though one is always closed as a nod to the one that Blagel "stole" from him.
  • God-Emperor: Even referred as a god by his subordinates, Infershia Pantheon included.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He's established as top villain from the first episode, but spends most of the series sealed and needs his minions to actually put his plans in motion.
  • Horror Hunger: Is described by Blagel as a mass of hunger and nightmares.
  • Mind Rape: Merely seeing him is enough for Hikaru to be filled with a terrible of vision of his death.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Desires the destruction and consumption of all existence to fill the void within himself.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: At first. He almost escapes, but Isamu remembers who he is in time to prevent this, destroying his original body in the process. His spirit survives and eventually possesses Titan.
  • The Voiceless: Initially, starts talking in his final form

Wolzard (Voice: Tsutomu Isobe)

Vancuria (Voice: Misa Watanabe)/Nai and Mea (Chiaki Horan and Tomomi Kitagami)

  • Diminishing Villain Threat: Is a huge danger initially, but after her first defeat, gradually becomes less and less of a threat to point where she/they are only around for comic relief.
  • From a Single Cell: And can share it.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Ultimately sides with the heroes, helped along by the Pantheon's abuse.

Branken (Voice: Hisao Egawa)

  • BFS: The Imperial Sword Hell Fang, which is one of N Ma's fangs forged into a sword.
  • The Brute: He's the only major character unable to use magic.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: While we know N Ma is top dog from the beginning, Branken is the one actually running the show at first. His death gives the team their first major victory and closes out the first "arc".
  • Frankenstein's Monster: Going with the them of the generals bearing appearances to famous monsters, Branken is based on this. His name even rhymes with the word.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: When in a bad mood, he'll lash out at most anything. Hence he and Wolzard are on poor terms.
  • High-Pressure Emotion: Vents steam when angry (well, angrier than usual).
  • Mook Promotion: Branken used to be just another High Zobil, but clawed up the ranks to become the short tempered hot head we see him as in the show.
  • This Cannot Be!: When the Magirangers deliver the fatal blow to him, he cannot believe he lost, shouting "I am Victory General Branken!".
  • Visual Pun: Steam blows out of his mechanical horn when he gets really angry. He's literally letting off steam.

Meemy (Voice: Yasuhiro Takato)

  • Paper Fan of Doom: To be fair, it is a fan with a blade on it that doubles as a magic wand.
  • Squishy Wizard: Subverted: while he mostly relies on magic, he's still fully capable of physical combat in his original form. Played straight in his duel with Hikaru when he's destroyed with a single slash.
  • The Starscream: Was this his former comrades. To N Ma, he serves loyally because he finds it to be the quickest way to power.
  • This Was His True Form: He briefly returns to his Heavenly Saint form as he dies.

The Infershia Gods
Voiced by: Akio Ohtsuka (Dagon), Kazuki Yao (Drake), Nozomu Sasaki (Wyvern), Ryotaro Okiayu (Cyclops), Tetsu Inada (Ifrit), Atsuko Tanaka (Gorgon), Kyoko Terase (Sphinx), Hideyuki Umezu (Sleipnir), Masato Hirano (Toad), Mitsuru Ogata (Titan)
  • Achilles' Heel: Drake's armor covers his entire body except for one spot on the back of his neck.
  • Anti-Villain: Sphinx is less interested in destroying the surface, and more interested in making sure the Dark Precepts are followed.
  • Badass: Sleipnir, considering even with Villain Forgot to Level Grind, he still easily beats Magi Legend in all three of his fights with it.
  • Badass Bookworm: Sphinx is a lot more powerful than her appearance suggests. Her only direct fight with the Magirangers is a Curb-Stomp Battle. And in the last episode, she utterly trounces Dagon in a matter of seconds.
  • Blood Knight: Drake, who isn't even interested in reviving N. Ma, just rampaging across the surface and breaking stuff.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Drake
  • Character Tiers: In-Universe example. Interestingly, the leader is Dagon, a member of the middle tier.
    • Five Warrior Gods: Titan, Cyclops, Toad, Ifrit, Wyvern
    • Three Wise Gods: Dagon, Gorgon, Sphinx
    • Two Ultimate Gods: Sleipnir, Drake
  • Cold Sniper: Double Subverted with Cyclops; he can get extremely angry, but will simply stroke his chin to restore his calm demeanor.
  • Cyber Cyclops: Cyclops.
  • The Dragon: Sleipnir is Dagon's best fighter and serves him loyally to the end.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Dagon to N Ma. Unlike Branken and Meemy, however, he is demoted to simply The Dragon after N Ma shows up.
  • Expy: Toad is rather reminiscent in build, personality, and his love of games to the Oogie Boogie man.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Wyvern likes to act cool and suave, but whenever someone damages this image, he flies into a blind rage.
  • Fish People: Dagon has a giant red fish for a head.
  • Fragile Speedster: Wyvern packs a wallop, but folds like a paper cup against Wolzard Fire.
  • Gentle Giant: Titan has to be ordered to use his full power in battle, and ultimately pulls a Heel–Face Turn when given the opportunity.
  • Graceful Loser: Cyclops, who despite his all round sadistic nature, congratulates the Magirangers for beating him.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: Titan. His turn to good is actually accepted by the heroes, but he gets shanked by Dagon literally seconds from achieving his goal.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Sphinx - and unlike Dagon, she survives it.
  • Hot-Blooded: Ifrit, to go with his power set.
  • Implacable Man: Drake, it takes almost two straight episodes of fighting to take him down.
  • Informed Ability: Wyvern claims that Dagon is the strongest of them, but we don't actually see much of anything to back that up because of how little fighting he does.
  • In-Name-Only: Despite being named as such, Sleipner doesn't have anything in common with the creature his named after. Not even his appearance would cut it.
  • Jerkass: All of them save Titan have shades of this, but Dagon takes the cake.
  • Make My Monster Grow: Inverted - them as giants are their true forms. They only shrink if they feel like fighting the Rangers on their own terms.

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