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The B-Fighters

    In General 
A new team of B-Fighters assembled by Cosmo Academia (formerly Earth Academia) to fight against the newly emerged threat of the Melzard Tribe.
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    Kouhei Toba/B-Fighter Kabuto 

Kouhei Toba/B-Fighter Kabuto

Portrayed by: Omi

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A 17-year old high school student given the power to become B-Fighter Kabuto.
  • Japanese Beetle Brothers: Like Blue Beet before him, he represents the Rhinoceros Beetle.
  • The Hero: The title character and face of the fight against the Melzard Tribe.
  • Rookie Red Ranger: While Kengo and Ran both had some experience prior to receiving Command Voicers, Kouhei is a teenage schoolboy who received his powers entirely by chance.
    Kengo Tachibana/B-Fighter Kuwaga 

Kengo Tachibana/B-Fighter Kuwaga

Portrayed by: Naohisa Adachi

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A 22-year old environmentalist given the power to become B-Fighter Kuwaga.
  • The Big Guy: The team's toughest physical fighter.
  • The Lancer: Is resentful towards Kouhei initially for receiving the Kabuto suit in spite of his age and inexperience, but eventually warms up to him.
  • Japanese Beetle Brothers: The stag beetle, complimenting Kabuto's Rhinoceros Beetle.
    Ran Ayukawa/B-Fighter Tentou 

Ran Ayukawa/B-Fighter Tentou

Portrayed by: Yukina Kurisu

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An 18-year old cyber engineer selected to become B-Fighter Tentou.
  • Gamer Chick: In her free time she plays fighting games at the arcade, and is shown to be quite good at them.
  • The Smart Girl: Is a technological genius well versed in programming.
  • Teen Genius: She's technically a legal adult, but 18 is still a relatively young age to be a genius programmer who designed a system used in traffic lights.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tough, cyber genius tomboy to Sophie's girly girl.

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New B-Fighters

    In General 
A team of four individuals summoned from the international Cosmo Academia offices, each selected by a different Insect Medal to become new B-Fighters.
  • Sixth Ranger: An entire team of them. They appear in the second half and join up with the B-Fighters for a handful of episodes.
    Mac Windy/B-Fighter Yanma 

Mac Windy/B-Fighter Yanma

Portrayed by: Reuben Langdon

An exchange student from New York who was chosen by the Dragonfly Insect Medal to become B-Fighter Yanma.
    Julio Rivera/B-Fighter Genji 

Julio Rivera/B-Fighter Genji

Portrayed by: Seiji Takaiwa

A Peruvian archaeologist working in the Cosmo Academia South America branch, who was chosen by the Firefly Medal to become B-Fighter Genji.
    Li Wen/B-Fighter Min 

Li Wen/B-Fighter Min

Portrayed by: Hideki Anzai

An elementary school teacher and member of the Peking branch of Cosmo Academia who was chosen by the Cicada Medal to become B-Fighter Min.
  • Big Fun: Stockily built, and a very cheerful and fun guy to be around
  • Friend to All Children: Loves putting on shows for children.
  • Nerd Glasses: He's a geeky, goofy guy who wears glasses.
  • Technical Pacifist: He starts out an Actual Pacifist, but after the B-Fighters help him realize that not fighting will only allow the Melzard Tribe to wreak violence on people, he takes an active part in battling them.
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    Sophia Villeneuve/B-Fighter Ageha 

Sophia Villeneuve/B-Fighter Ageha

Portrayed by: Reika Hashimoto

A French violinist who was chosen by the Butterfly Medal to become B-Fighter Ageha.

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    First Generation B-Fighters 

First Generation B-Fighters

The original team of B-Fighters, who occasionally show up to help their successors.
  • Greater-Scope Paragon: Takuya Kai, who helped design the new Command Voicers in the first episode, and selected the B-Fighters.
    Professor Masaru Osanagi 

Professor Masaru Osanagi

Portrayed by: Ryoichi Yamaguchi

The chief of Cosmo Academia's Japan Branch and mentor to the B-Fighters.
  • The Mentor: The B-Fighters' teacher and source of information and guidance.
    Bit 

Artificial Life Bit

Portrayed by: Tomoe Hanba

An AI program designed to assist the B-Fighters.
    Yui Toba 

Yui Toba

Portrayed by: Kaori Asoh


Melzard Tribe

    In General 
A race of monsters who've lived since prehistoric times and emerge in the present day to wipe out humanity and conquer the Earth.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: The Jamahl from B-Fighter were extraterrestrial invaders from another dimension who were comprised of a variety of different creatures. The Melzard Tribe are a terrestrial force from within the Earth and are all the same species.
  • Elite Four: Their are four commanders who lead the forces of Melzard into battle — Raija, Dezzle, Miolra and Dord. The B-Crushers can be considered an auxiliary four.
  • The Family That Slays Together: Considering they were all spawned from Mother Melzard, they're effectively one big family of ravenous monsters.
  • Kill All Humans: Killing off humanity is a part of their scheme to take over Earth.
  • Living Weapon: All of the war-machines used by Melzard are breathing, organic beings. This includes the Melzardos.
  • Monster of the Week: Each week a different Melzard Monster is spawned by Mother to attack the surface and fight our heroes.
  • Mooks: The Melzard don't actually have a designated Mook class, but Raija and Dezzle both each command different groups of miscellaneous monsters who act as their henchmen.
  • Organic Technology: Their Ominous Floating Castle and air fighters are all organic beings who've been modified to serve as living war machines of the tribe.
  • Standard Evil Organization Squad: Mother and her four eldest children, who are the lead villains the B-Fighters must contend with. Later joined by the B-Crushers.
  • Two Girls to a Team: They have two girls in their leadership, Miolra and Mother Melzard herself.
    Mother Melzard 

Melzard Tribe Founding Empress Mother Melzard

Portrayed by: Wakana Yamazaki

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The mother and ruler of the Melzard Tribe.
  • Big Bad: The ruler of the Melzard Tribe and the one behind their assault on the surface.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Has quite a large and bombastic personality, befitting the ruler of a race of monsters. Just listen to the way she riles up her forces into a human-destroying frenzy in the very first episode.
  • Evil Matriarch: The mother of all of the Melzard Tribe, who exploits her two eldest sons' rivalry by making them compete against each other to defeat the B-Fighters.
  • Evil Overlord: A wicked matriarch bent on using her kin to conquer and subjugate the Earth.
  • Large and in Charge: Towers over the children she birthed and commands. She gets even bigger after becoming Jadow Mothera.
  • Light Is Not Good: She's almost completely white, giving her quite an eerie appearance.
  • Monster Progenitor: All of the other members of the Melzard Tribe were birthed by her.
  • One-Winged Angel: After Melzardos is downed, Melzard absorbs the leftover darkness energy to become Jadow Mothera and go on a rampage in a last-ditch effort to wipe out humanity.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her eyes often light up red whenever she's being particularly hammy or furious.
  • The Remnant: She turns out to be a descendant of the Will of Darkness seeking to carry out the final plan it left behind after its destruction.
    Raija 

First Son Dinosaur Warrior Raija

Portrayed by: Akira Ooka

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The first son and prehistoric war-leader of the Melzard Tribe.
  • Came Back Strong: He's a whole lot stronger after coming back from the dead, to the point where he and Dezzle easily overwhelm the B-Fighters in their first outing with their new forms.
  • The Dragon: The first born son of Mother and the commander of the Melzard Tribe's invasion.
  • The Heavy: Since Mother herself is immobile, Raija is the one who leads the attacks against the surface, alternating this role with his brother Dezzle.
  • Overlord Jr.: He's first of Mother Melzard's sons, and her second-in-command who leads her armies.
  • Red Is Violent: Is mostly red, and an evil warlord who commands an army of vicious monsters.
    Dezzle 

Second Son Deep Sea Fish-man Dezzle

Portrayed by: Kaneto Shiozawa

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The fish-like second son of the Melzard Tribe, who competes for power with his older brother Raija.
  • All-Encompassing Mantle: He wears a wide black cape in his revived form.
  • The Brute: He's much more of an eager and brute force fighter than his brother.
  • Came Back Strong: Like Raija, he comes back much stronger after returning from the dead.
  • Cephalothorax: While he starts off with a humanoid build, after returning from the dead his new body is rather small, held up by two very long legs and with two long arms for attacking.
  • Fish People: Is a humanoid, blue fish man.
  • The Heavy: He and Raija both alternate in leading attacks against the B-Fighters.
  • Off with His Head!: Inverted. His head is the only part of his body that remains after he's obliterated by the B-Fighters for the first time.
  • One-Winged Angel: As the B-Crushers overshadow him more and more, Dezzle fuses with his remaining guards to turn himself into "Dezzle the Great" and make one final effort to destroy the B-Fighters in order to prove himself to Mother.
  • Overlord Jr.: He's Mother Melzard's second son and he would like to be this by displacing Raija.
  • Sibling Rivalry: With Raija, competing with him to earn Mother's favor.
    Miolra 

Insect Swordswoman Miolra

Portrayed by: Akiko Yoshio

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The insectoid daughter of Mother, who acts as an assistant and bodyguard to her older brother Raija.
  • Dark Chick: The nimble female warrior of the Melzard Tribe.
  • Designated Girl Fight: Whenever she takes to the battlefield she'll most often find herself battling the lone female of the B-Fighters, Tentou. In the Final Battle, she faces Tentou one last time and gets slain by her, making her the only major villain in the series whose death Kabuto didn't at least play a part in.
  • Master Swordsman: As her title would suggest she's very formidable with the rapier.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Raija, to the point where even after he's slain for the first time, she takes his body back to Melzardos and spends the next few episodes watching over it.
    Dord 

Rock Shell Chamberlain Dord

Portrayed by: Hiroshi Masuoka

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The seashell-like younger brother and assistant of Dezzle.
  • Evil Genius: Don't let his demeanor fool you, he can be quite a cunning and crafty planner.
  • Laughably Evil: Of the Melzard generals, he's the only who's more goofy than serious and tends to be played for comedy most of the time.
  • Yes-Man: To Dezzle, repeating whatever he says.
    B-Crushers 
A team of Evil Counterparts created by Mother Melzard from Insect Medals to be Melzard's equivalent to the B-Fighters. They consist of Descorpion, Mukadelinger, Killmantis and Beezack.

  • The Psycho Rangers: Created from the Insect Medals, the same power source the New B-Fighters use, and intended specifically to counter the B-Fighters.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: They're a team of distinct villains tougher than your average Melzard Monster and the Monster of the Week fights gradually get replaced with encounters with them starting from their debut, although you can replace "quirky" with "dangerous" moreso.

Descorpion

The leader of the team. A red warrior based on a scorpion
  • The Dragon: Descorpion becomes Mother's favored enforcer soon after his creation, and rivals this role with both Raija and Dezzle.
  • Harpoon Gun: Has one mounted on his wrist.
  • Noble Demon: Has shades of this during his last few appearances. He prefers direct combat with the B-Fighters and sees his destruction at their hands as a noble outcome. When he fought the B-Fighter in what he intended to be his final battle, he detested the other B-Crushers coming to his aid using a trap.
  • Scary Scorpions: His motif.

Mukadelinger

A black warrior based on a centipede.
  • Blade on a Stick: Uses a spear with two edges.
  • Chest Blaster: Can open up his chest to reveal the Mukadenic Blaster
  • Creepy Centipedes: His motif.
  • Dirty Coward: In contrast to Descorpion, Mukadelinger prefers dirty tricks to win his fights, such as taking hostages.
  • The Dragon: Within the B-Crushers themselves, Mukadelinger appeared to act as the functional second-in-command.

Killmantis

A green warrior based on a mantis.

Beezack

A warrior resembling a bee.

    Will of Darkness 
An ancient force bent on destroying the universe and the progenitor of both Gaohm from B-Fighter and Mother Melzard. It was destroyed by the Will of Light in ancient times, but managed to create its offspring before perishing.

  • Greater-Scope Villain: Is responsible for the creation of both antagonistic factions in the B-Fighter franchise.
  • Villainous Legacy: Its offspring is responsible for all the problems the heroes face.
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