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Ryū Tendō/Red Hawk

Portrayed by: Kotaro Tanaka (live), Kazuo Niibori (suit, main), Hiroshi Maeda (suit, secondary)

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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.
  • Arranged Marriage: By his grandma, no less.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Gai's Veronica for Kaori's Archie. He wins.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: 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.
  • Driven to Suicide: His efforts in avenging Rie's death leads to him committing a suicide attack, using the Jet Striker on him and Radiguet. He gets better.
  • Experienced Protagonist: He is already a tenured military man compared to his teammates.
  • Fatal Flaw: His hatred towards Radiguet for killing Rie would have doomed the Jetmen had they not rescued him in time.
  • Fingerless Gloves: From Gold's Gym nonetheless!
  • The First Cut Is the Deepest: He's pretty hung up about Rie's death. Later, he finds out that the villain Maria is his dead girlfriend.
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  • Heroic BSoD: He has a major one when he realizes that Maria is Rie all along to the point that he's nearly Driven to Suicide when he tries to avenge her death. He gets better.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He attempts to kill himself and Radiguet to avenge Rie. It doesn't work.
  • Interrupted Suicide: His suicide attack to avenge Rie is rendered moot when Radiguet destroys the Jet Striker.
  • It's Personal: 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.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: 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.
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  • The Leader: He serves as the team's leader.
  • Military Superhero: He is a member of Skyforce prior to becoming Red Hawk. In fact, Jetman is supposed to be composed of Skyforce members but only Ryū received his powers when the Vyram attacks.
  • Official Couple: He initially gets engaged with Rie, until she was Killed Off for Real. He and Kaori get together in the "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The rational and professional blue to Gai's red.
  • Revenge Before Reason: When Radiguet kills Rie, he decides to exact revenge on Radiguet to the point that he abandons the Jetman's mission to help others. It would have gotten himself killed had Radiguet not destroyed the Jet Striker and the remaining Jetman not rescue him.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: He attempts to avenge Rie's death at the hands of Radiguet. Fortunately, he snaps out of it thanks to Kaori and the other Jetmen.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Subverted. In the penultimate episode, he attempts to leave his comrades behind to avenge Rie's death. However, it doesn't work and he rejoins the Jetmen for good.
  • Standardized Leader: Besides his rivalry with Gai and his coping with Rie's death, he's basically the usual Red colored leader.
  • Taking You with Me: Towards the end of the series, Ryū decides to use the Jet Striker to kill both himself and Radiguet in order for the former to avenge Rie's death. Unfortunately for him, it backfires because Radiguet ends up destroying the Jet Striker and the Jetmen pull a Big Damn Heroes moment.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: He yells "You won't be forgiven!" to Radiguet before he transforms into Red Hawk to avenge Rie.

Gai Yūki/Black Condor

Portrayed by: Toshihide Wakamatsu (live), Naoki Ōfuji (suit)

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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.
  • Badass Biker: Gai is already an avid biker before becoming Black Condor. His badassery is just heightened once he received his powers.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Ryū's Betty for Kaori's Archie. He loses.
  • Breakout Character: Gai is one of the most loved Black Rangers amongst the fandom. So much that he's the guy to represent Jetman in Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, coming Back from the Dead... except that he's not actually.
  • The Casanova: Likes to flirt with every woman he sees, including his teammate Kaori, and he knows it.
  • Dead All Along: In Gokaiger the titular heroes cross paths with Gai, not realizing he's now a ghost until they stumble upon his grave.
  • Dead Guy Junior: 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.
  • Does Not Like Spam: He abhorrs Natto (fermented soybeans).
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Gets fatally stabbed almost out of nowhere in the final episode. Though it does take a while for him to bite the dust afterwards.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Gai came close to death twice in the series (being crystallized and literally sent to Hell), and for those times, he was scared shitless. The third time he does that, he decided to not be scared against death anymore, attended Ryu and Kaori's wedding with his wounds and died smiling, satisfied with his life.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Fingerless?
  • Groin Attack: Mostly down against Mooks.
  • Go Out with a Smile: By the end of the series, he dies on the bench while smiling.
  • Heroic Willpower: In the Grand Finale, he got stabbed and yet forces himself to make it to Ryu and Kaori's wedding.
  • Image Song: Honoo no Condor ("Condor's Flame"), by Gai's actor Toshihide Wakamatsu.
  • Ineffectual Loner: He starts off wanting to be left alone, but given that he's one of the only people who can become Jetmen he ends up having to join the team. Eventually he drops this attitude and becomes a dependable teammate for his fellow Jetmen.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: While he truly loved Kaori, after growing close to her and becoming best buds with Ryu he happily lets her and Ryu get together.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may be rude and insensitive, but he does care for his teammates, including Ryu.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: He scoffs at Ryu's heroism, but deep down, Gai is just as heroic and caring as his rival.
  • The Lancer: He gets into fights with Ryū especially often early on, but the two eventually become friends and develop one of the most spectacular bromances in all of Sentai.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Gai is widely popular among the female demographic.
  • Musical Assassin: He's a sax player and he kicks so much ass.
  • Not So Invincible After All: Yeah, he survived a year of fighting against the Vyrams. Then a random mugger's stab killed him.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The rebellious and cocky red to Ryū's blue.
  • Refusal of the Call: At first he wants nothing to do with the Jetman, but as he was one of the people struck with the birdonic rays he doesn't have much of a choice.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Raita's Sensitive Guy.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Tends to be dressed like this. He actually wears a full black tuxedo for his casino roulette game with Grey.
  • Signature Move: Condor Finish
  • Smoking Is Cool: Gai is frequently seen with his cigs.
  • Sour Supporter: Once Gai is finally convinced to join the Jetman, he makes it clear he's not doing it wholeheartedly.
  • Spit Take: His first appearance on screen? He's drinking the cup of coffee that Radiguet's announcement shows up on in the first episode.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Out of the five Jetmen, he's the one given the most focus and characterization, beating out even Ryu.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After Gai learns of Ryu's love drama with Maria/Rie and he sees Ryu stuck in Heroic BSoD, he stops being antagonistic to Ryu and starts being like a brother to him.
  • Undying Loyalty: In Gokaiger he (being a ghost at this point) crosses paths with the Gokaigers (who were seeking the Jetmen). Gai is the only one Jetman who deals with the pirates and their situation, since he does not want his former Jetman teammates to be taken out of their now peaceful lives, acting like a guardian spirit of sorts for them.

Raita Ōishi/Yellow Owl

Portrayed by: Ikko Tadano note  (live, also secondary suit role), Hirofumi Ishigaki (suit, main)

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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'.
  • Acrofatic: Even though he's overweight, Raita's still capable of going toe-to-toe with Radiguet's books.
  • The Big Guy: The team's resident powerhouse. Bonus points for him being a heavyweight.
  • Childhood Marriage Promise: With a girl named Satsuki. He does marry her in the end.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Raita has the hots for Kaori, just like Gai, but he never even gets the privilege to go out on a date with her.
  • Dork Knight: Raita's clumsiness is as big as his bravery and strength.
  • Farm Boy: He's a vegetable farmer by trade and is working on his farm when the Birdonic Waves hit him.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Was like this at first, but it didn't take long for him to knock it off.
  • Improvised Weapon User: One of his signature moves is hurling rocks at monsters.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The Feminine Boy to Ako's Masculine Girl.
  • Meaningful Name: 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: For a fat man, he's quite attractive with his glasses.
  • Rock Beats Laser: Despite fighting alien invaders, throwing giant rocks at monsters is still an effective tactic for him.
  • Self-Deprecation: He sometimes takes his natural humility and tendency to not think high of himself that far.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive Guy to Gai's Manly Man.
  • Signature Move: Rock Drop... which consists of hurling giant rocks at the enemy. He even drops rocks onto giant enemies with his Jet Machine's claw.
  • Stout Strength: He is one of the more visibly fat Sentai heroes, and one of the strongest physically.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Thanks to his career as a farmer, Raita already has the physical strength needed for the job when he's recruited. It takes a while for him to develop formal combat skills to go with it.

Kaori Rokumeikan/White Swan

Portrayed by: Rika Kishida (live), Yuichi Hachisuka (suit, main), Masato Akada (suit, secondary)

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Heiress to the Rokumeikan family, at first an extremely Spoiled Brat, but eventually evolved into nicer character, 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.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Subverted. While she does give Gai a chance, it is Ryu to whom she is attracted.
    • Also subverted when she finds a fiance in the form of an Upper-Class Twit, 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.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Archie for Ryū's Betty and Gai's Veronica. She chooses Ryū.
  • The Chick: She's the weakest fighter (at first), and that's saying something.
  • Dude Magnet: Sort of. Gai and Raita both want a piece of her, in their own way! (Though Ryū, who wasn't originally interested in her, is the one who ultimately gets her)
  • Jumped at the Call: Out of the four civilian Jetmen, she was the one most enthusiastic about becoming a hero to escape her daily humdrum life. Although she had a relapse at being again a Spoiled Brat after deciding she's unfit to be a warrior a couple of episodes later, this doesn't last and she's back pretty soon afterwards.
  • Official Couple: With Ryū in the epilogue.
  • The Ojou: She comes from a wealthy family.
  • Runaway Bride: From an Upper-Class Twit; this lead to her jumping the Monster of the Week on a motorbike. Wearing her Fairytale Wedding Dress.
  • Taking the Bullet: Towards the end of the series, she rescues Ryu shortly after Radiguet tries to kill him.
  • Token Rich Student: Far and away the wealthiest of not only the Jetman recruits, but the entire team in general.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Ako's Tomboy. Changes over the course of the series, where she becomes less shallow and materialistic.
  • Uptown Girl: 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.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: She is a wife and a mother when she marries Ryu.

Ako Hayasaka/Blue Swallow

Portrayed by: Sayuri Uchida (live), Shōji Hachisuka (suit)

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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.

Skyforce

Commander Aya Odagiri

Portrayed by: Mikiko Miki

  • Badass in Charge: Despite not being a Jetman herself, she's still pretty badass. She's even piloted a Humongous Mecha on a few occasions, one of which was a Curbstomp Battle.
  • Badass Normal: She's not a Supersoldier like the Jetman team, but she's still manages to be this trope.
  • Big Good: She's the main benefactor of the Jetman and the one responsible for prganizing them to fight the Vyram.
  • The Captain: She has the distinction of being the first female commander in the Super Sentai series. Appropriately enough, everyone calls her "commander".
  • Da Chief: She's the officer in Skyforce who oversees the Jetman.
  • "Fantastic Voyage" Plot: In Episode 43 the Jetman (minus Kaori) shrink Jet Icarus to go inside her body to fight Bio Dimension Beast.
  • The Mentor: To the Jetman. She's the one who preps them to do battle.
  • Sexy Mentor: She's The Mentor, strikingly beautiful, and a few years older than the Jetman team.

Supreme Commander Akira Ichijou

Portrayed by: Hideaki Tezuka

Dimensional War Party Vyram

Radiguet

Portrayed by: Daisuke Tachi

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One of the Vyram elites spearheading the attack of Earth. He thinks of nothing and nobody but himself, not even his queen, and would pull every dirty trick available to make himself the supreme ruler of the universe, including betrayal. And he's not above betraying his fellow Vyrams.
  • Arch-Enemy: He's this to the Jetman in general, but Ryu and him share a special hatred of each other. Among the Super Sentai main villains, he stands as one of the most personal in the franchise.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: While all of the Vyram are elitist nobles, Radiguet stands out as a particularly cruel. Hes also the only one to have an aristocratic title, as Count Radiguet.
  • Big Bad: Ultimately, he becomes the shows undisputed main villain having usurped all the others. He also stands as the Jetman's most personal enemy during the series as well having put them though immense horrors even before he officially claimed the title.
  • Bishōnen: While he's not as pretty in the actual series, his appearance in the canonically-questionable manga hits this trope.
    • In the actual series, he might actually qualify in his human form as well.
  • Blood from the Mouth: He coughs up blood after he is fatally stabbed in the back by Jet Icarus.
  • Chekhov's Gun: In episode 17, Empress Juuza punishes the traitorous Radiguet by erasing his memories and giving him a human form before banishing him to Earth, to have him live as a "human vermin". Radiguet not only recovers from this very soon, but ends up using his human form much later to trick Ryu into helping him defeat Tranza.
  • The Dragon: Becomes Juuza's top enforcer for the brief time when she returns.
  • Dragon Ascendant: He's the Vyram general who makes it to the Big Bad spot.
  • Dying Curse: Just as he's dying, he vows that his soul will haunt the Jetmen forever, even after death.
  • Enemy Civil War: He and Tranza end up feuding for control of the Vyram once Tranza rapidly matures. Radiguet is the one who comes out on top.
  • Enemy Mine: Teams up with the Jetmen at least twice to take down his rivals for the Big Bad spot.
  • Famous Last Words: "You think...? You think you've defeated Radiguet?! But my soul... will eternally curse you from the Reverse Dimension!" Said just before he explodes along with the Jet Garuda in the final battle.
  • A God Am I: First day of his invasion, he claims to be a God for the Earthlings. He probably said that to virtually every dimension he tried to invade. He also claimed his "holy body was invincible" during the final battle, after his merger with the Vylock.
  • The Heavy: He's the most proactive of the Vyram and tends to take into the field often to get involved directly in whatever plan he's concocting or whatever battles he has to attend.
  • If I Can't Have You...: Inflicts this on Maria, with fatal results.
  • 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.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: How Gai kills him with the Birdonic Saber.
  • It's All About Me: Screw the rest of the Vyram. Radiguet wants to take everything for himself, even from his fellow elites.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: He's a horrible monster, and will never accept that there could be a nice guy underneath that. It won't end well for the one who suggests it.
  • Karmic Death: He figuratively backstabs a female Vyram (his former boss, Empress Juuza) and indirectly defeats her by telling the Jetmen to attack her weak point (the gem on her forehead). How does he die? After gaining a weak point on his back, by being literally backstabbed by a former female Vyram, the Jetmen attack him in that wound.
  • Kick the Morality Pet: When he got amnesia, he was found by Saki and fell in love with her, curing her fatal illness. Then he got his memory back... and then he killed her.
  • Manipulative Bastard: If he fell off the villain threat level (due to Juuza 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.
  • 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.
  • Pride: Defines him quite a lot. He takes his superiority against humans highly, and wants nothing than being on the top of the food chain and be the one to defeat Jetman, which led him to pull off several Enemy Mine with the Jetman when his allies (Juza or Tranza) actually had them on the ropes, and indirectly dooming Vyram because he's just too prideful and refuses to be someone else's subordinate or share his position with the others.
  • Spikes of Villainy: In his regular blueskinned form he's the spikiest of the four Vyram and also the meanest bastard of them all.
  • Technicolor Death: After being impaled from behind by Jet Icarus, he curses the Jetmen before falling backward with the Jet Garuda, glowing with orange, firey energy before being completely blown apart in a brilliant explosion.
  • The Starscream: He manages to usurp the leadership position from both Empress Juza and later Tranza.
  • The Sociopath: Radiguet is a text-book example. He cares for no one but himself and intentionally sets out to hurt and cause misery to others. His ambitions, ego and total Lack of Empathy compel him to relentlessly use both his enemies AND his would-be allies as pawns to achieve his goal of staying on top of them all.
  • 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 Veronica robot, aside from the One-Winged Angel above, he also manages to No-Sell the Fire Bazooka.
  • True Final Boss: He ends up becoming the very last threat the Jetmen has to fought... and how, it shows!
  • 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.
  • Villain Has a Point: He's actually half right when he declares that Humans Are Bastards to justify his assault, seeing that there's someone as petty as Commander Ichijou.
  • 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 if it means reducing her to a mindless slave.
  • Villainous Rescue: When the Jetman team are on the ropes due to Juuza and Tranza's schemes, Radiguet ends up saving the heroes twice, in order to dispose of his competitors for the position of Vyram leader, and also because he feels he's the only one entitled to defeat the Jetmen. He even goes so far as to verbally encourage Ryu when the latter's determination to defeat Tranza starts faltering.

Tran/Tranza

Portrayed by: Miku Kuga (as Tran)/Yutaka Hirose (as Tranza)

  • Beat Them at Their Own Game: After becoming Tranza, the first thing he does is to prove that he's a better fighter than Ryu, cooler than Gai and a bigger eater than Raita.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Came VERY close to becoming the true Big Bad, but Radiguet managed to wrest the spot from him in the end.
  • Bishōnen: As Tranza.
  • Black Cloak: He wears a black mantle that encompasses most of his body.
  • Cool Shades: Wears a black visor in his kid form. He later loses it once he becomes an adult.
  • Creepy Child: Despite being a child, he's definitely the most creepy member of the Vyram behind Radiguet and possibly Juuza. He mostly just wants to satisfy his desire for fun, even if it means tormenting others.
  • Dark Is Evil: While his outfit does have some white in it, it's mostly black. He also has a black visor.
  • The Emperor: As Emperor Tranza.
  • Enemy Civil War: With Radiguet once he becomes Emperor Tranza and boots him out. Ultimately loses when Radiguet helps the Jetman defeat him.
  • Evil Genius: Has impressive Psychic Powers and is a pretty competent schemer for a child.
  • Fate Worse than Death: He ends up completely insane and locked up in a mental asylum after being humiliated by Radiguet.
  • Human Aliens: He stands out among the four Vyram elite by looking like a human, while Radiguet has blue skin and thus clearly alien, Grey is a robot alien and Maria is actually fully human. His visor is not part of his head (he takes it out prior to growing up into Tranza). Although he does display special powers of his own, he lacks One-Winged Angel forms like Radiguet or Juuza.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: Villainous version as Tran, being the only kid member of the Vyram.
  • Kids Are Cruel: Up to Eleven as Tran — he's going to bully the entire mankind for his own amusement.
  • Knight of Cerebus: As Tranza, his appearance marks an end to the series' comedic tone.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: The taunts of the other Vyram eventually triggers his rapid maturity into Tranza.
  • Royal Rapier: As Tranza, his personal weapon (called "Boltranza" in additional material) takes on this shape.
  • Tagalong Kid: For the Vyram, considering he's just a child while the other Vyram are adults, which naturally leads to them all looking down on him.
  • Took a Level in Badass: 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 Big Bad. He's only defeated in the end because Radiguet helped Ryū defeat him.

Grey

Portrayed by: Hideaki Kusaka (suit, also voice)

  • Affably Evil: Has no intentions to mock any of his friends or enemies whatsoever. He is even on good terms with his rival Gai.
  • Alien Blood: Shows green blood when Gai stabs him at the end of their Final Battle.
  • Anti-Villain: Type I. A contrast from his rival Gai.
  • Arm Cannon: Has machine gun blasters built into his forearms.
  • Birds of a Feather: Him and Maria have a shared love of music, arts and combat, which is why they get along so well.
  • The Brute: A skilled warrior and the Vyram member who usually takes to the field when power is needed.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Is in love with Maria and unlike Radiguet, he actually cares about her. 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 who they didn't get in the end. And they also die similarly, fatally stabbed but happily, without regrets. However, Gai is undoubtedly a good guy, if an Anti-Hero, while Grey is a bad guy, although more of an Anti-Villain.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: He dies peacefully on episode 50.
  • Irony: Despite being a robot, he's the most human out of all the Vyram.
  • Lady and Knight: The Black Knight to Maria's Dark Lady. He develops feelings for her and comes to her defense when she's attacked by the Jetmen a few times.
  • Lights Off Their Eyes: Unusually for a Toku villain (especially for a robotic one) Defeat Equals Explosion is not in effect, and he quietly powers down after Gai fatally stabs him.
  • Meaningful Name: His color scheme also happens to be mostly grey. He's also rather gray in the moral scale as well, not being a blackhearted monster like Radiguet but also not a good guy either.
  • Noble Demon: The only member of the Vyram who's not entirely malicious. Grey has a warrior's sense of honor, has a taste for things like fine wine and classical music, eventually develops feelings for his fellow Vyram elite Maria, and is a pretty friendly guy to be around otherwise.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: Grey considers himself first and foremost a warrior, and has the pride of such. He's not above using underhanded tactics or setting up things to his advantage in normal combat, but if he incurs in a duel or competition under a strict set of rules, or if he gives his word to abide some sort of deal with an enemy, he will honor it.
  • The Quiet One: While he certainly can speak, he's not a guy of many words, prefering just being silent most of the time.
  • Ridiculously Human Robot: He loves cigarettes, wine, music, and Maria!
  • The Rival: To Gai. The two clash several times throughout the show and Grey's Final Battle is a one-on-one duel with Gai.
  • Shoulder Cannon: His robotic body includes some kind of laser cannon that he normally carries on his back, but deploys it over his shoulder to actually fire it.
  • Smoking Is Cool: So much that he requested Gai to lit his cig for him before he (Grey) dies.
  • Tears from a Stone: Grey actually sheds tears when Maria/Rie dies. And his tears transform her corpse into little lights scattered by the winds. Yes, that really happens.
  • Wicked Cultured: 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.
  • Worthy Opponent: Sees Gai as this, to the point where he's content to die in a duel against him, genuinely commending the Black Condor for defeating him.

Maria/Rie Aoi

Portrayed by: Maho Maruyama

  • Alas, Poor Villain: She was the lover of The Hero who was captured and brainwashed at the start of the series while he believed her dead. Poor girl, she was manipulated (and even turned into a bloodthirsty vampire monster) for almost the entire series and only ever achieved some little redemption by dying as herself. And she didn't get the guy, or any guy, not even a chance of happiness with Grey.
  • The Baroness: She's beautiful, cold to her allies (well, if we can call the Vyram that...), cruel to her enemies, fights often with a whip not unlike a Dominatrix, she is a legitimate threat to the Jetmen in combat, and has evil ambitions of conquest of her own. Oh, and she still has a few guys (from both sides of the conflict, no less) carrying torches for her. She more than qualifies...
  • Brainwashed: She had her memories wiped by Radiguet to convert her into a member of the Vyram. Downplayed in that she has no loyalty whatsoever to Radiguet even after he brainwashes her (and twice at that). Instead, she believes to be yet another Vyram elite destined to conquer and rule Earth for herself.
  • Dark Action Girl: Maria is very powerful, to the point of being able to go toe-to-toe with the Jetmen.
  • Dark Chick: The fierce and cunning female member of the Vyram elite.
  • Dude Magnet: Grey is in love with Maria, and Radiguet desires her for himself, so much that he forcibly brainwashed her into evil. And then there's Ryu...
  • Dying as Yourself: After she regains her memories of her old self, Radiguet kills her.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite her cold demeanor, she did seem to genuinely care for Grey and it was implied she might have returned his feelings.
  • Evil Genius: Downplayed most of the time, but she's the one who created the Bio Dimensional Bug the Vyram use to upgrade their Monster of the Week later on.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: While Ryu manages to help her regain her memories, he ultimately fails to save her.
  • Lady and Knight: The Dark Lady to Grey's Black Knight.
  • The Lost Lenore: She's Rie Aoi, Ryu's love interest in the first episode who was seeemingly killed in the first Vyram attack on the Skyforce station. Ryu believes her dead but still doesn't get over her demise, until he watches Maria reverting to her human form much later. Only for her to actually perish for real some episodes later.
  • Nice Hat: Wears what looks like an oversized white beret on her head.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Gets turned into a vampiress by Radiguet's blood.
  • Redemption Equals Death: She dies in her efforts to kill Radiguet.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: She was one of the original members of Skyforce until she was Brainwashed by Radiguet.
  • Walking Spoiler: Considering she's Rie Aoi, Ryu's original lover.
  • Whip It Good: Her personal weapon (called "Necrod" in source material) can actually adopt gun, sword and whip forms, but the whip seems to be her main Weapon of Choice.
  • Wicked Cultured: She likes to play the piano, which is a memento of her past life as Rie.

Empress Juuza

Portrayed by: Sachiko Takato

  • A God Am I: A God complex with a side of Evil Matriarch, as she fancies herself the "Mother of all Creation".
  • And I Must Scream: Looks to inflict this on mankind. Her Evil Plan involved trapping dozens of people in crystal pillars so she could extract their pain to feed to Semimaru.
  • Bad Boss: All the other Vyram commanders dislike her and her tyranny, eventually leading to Radiguet rebelling and helping the Jetman to defeat her, while the others don't even bother interfering him.
  • Big Bad: Is the empress of the Vyram and the driving force behind their conquest. One she comes back it's immediately clear who's in charge. Of course, she only holds the spot for two episodes, after which it goes back to the Vyram not having a straight leader.
  • Dimension Lord: She's the original ruler of the Back Dimension the Vyram originate from, having become its despot through conquest.
  • The Dreaded: The other Vyram clearly fear her presence. Only Radiguet is willing to even go against her, which proves to be foolish when she immediately and easily overpowers (and depowers) him.
  • The Emperor: Or rather, the Empress.
  • For Want of a Nail: When Radiguet initially betrays her, she makes short work of him but chooses not to kill him, instead prefering to make an example of him by depowering him, erasing his memories and turning him into a human. This comes back to bite her in the ass when Radiguet recovers himself and tells the Jetmen to attack her weak spot, which results in her downfall and later her death.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Juuza was the original ruler of the Vyram, but for the most of the series she's absent (she claims she was regenerating and recharging her powers, after presumably millenia of waging wars and conquering worlds in her home dimension) and only actually appears for two episodes before finally being killed.
  • Light Is Not Good: Has a bright white color scheme and is also a vile and ruthless tyrant.
  • One-Winged Angel: Like Radiguet, it's revealed she has a monstruous, more powerful form, "Demon Empress Juuza". She lacks a gigantic final form however.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: She lasts for all of two episodes before getting defeated.


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