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Kyousuke Jinnai/Red Racer | Actor: Yuji Kishi

  • Berserk Button: If you know what's good for you, don't hurt Dappu or his friends.
  • Comes Great Responsibility: He really only wanted to drive his boss's cool car, but eventually wises up to his responsibilities.
  • Cool Sword: Fender Sword
  • Dating Catwoman: Though unlike in the cases of both Takeru and Ryu, this is mostly parodied.
  • Idiot Hero: Safe to say that the trend of the Red Ranger being this started with him. Although, he wasn't the only idiot of the team (it takes the next team for the Red to be the sole Idiot Hero)
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  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: One time, he successfully fought the bad guys unhenshined just to prove his love for Zonette.
  • The Leader: Red Ranger, duh. It isn't until after VRV Master talks some sense into him that he actually starts acting like one though.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Zonnette... sort of.
  • Took a Level in Badass: When he finally starts acting like a leader. (As with everything else, it's initially the greatest parody of Law of Chromatic Superiority you will ever see.)

Naoki Domon/Blue Racer | Actor: Yoshihiro Masujima


Minoru Uesugi/Green Racer | Actor: Yoshihiro Fukuda

Natsumi Shinohara/Yellow Racer | Actor: Yuka Motohashi

Youko Yagami/Pink Racer | Actress: Atsuko Kurusu

Their friends / allies

Dappu | Voice Actress: Mari Maruta

Signalman Polis Kobaan | Voice Actor: Hochu Otsuka

  • Aloof Ally: Despite being on the same side, he prefers to work independently from the gang. (This is largely because the Carrangers' identities are kept secret until the very end, and they are essentially vigilantes whereas Signalman himself is a police officer. Signalman is otherwise on reasonably friendly terms with the Pegasus Motors staff.)
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Temporarily believes that the Carrangers' Kuru-Magic caused severe environmental effects on Planet Polis, and attacks them.
  • Character Development: Becomes more open to the Rangers as the series goes on.
  • Deconstruction: Of Metal Heroes characters, as a natural result of parodying them. Being sent alone to "Earf" means he is eventually forced to leave Earth temporarily because he has a family back on Planet Polis that he misses, and his hands are often tied because he's a traffic cop who can't take active measures against the Bowzocks until they start breaking laws. He is also unique in the franchise for being an alien/non-human hero who doesn't transform or enlarge (by choice - Imocho's Imo-youkan presumably works on him), and this limits his effectiveness in a series running on Kuru-Magic.
    • Reconstruction: He is also shown to be very effective at his job; he's sent to Earth alone because he's able to physically arrest violent drivers by himself. Even when the show's parodic nature is actively working against him, being a professional means he's largely had the Idiot Hero trained out of him. (The costume is also designed along traditional Metal Heroes lines, and all of those signals on his body light up. He's the coolest-lookin' bike cop ever put to media.)
  • Expy: Of Metal Heroes characters.
  • It's Personal: The pollution on Planet Polis affected his son, and Signalman himself attacks the Carrangers under this.
  • I Work Alone: At first. It causes him no small amount of stress.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Only Dappu seems to look into what his Evil Signalman freakout means, naturally.
  • Put on a Bus: Leaves at the end of episode 28 to spend some time with his family. (Story-wise, this gets him out of the way so the VRV Master arc can happen.)
  • Sixth Ranger: At least in terms of the show's merchandising, as he's explicitly not a member of Carranger. He checks most of the same boxes anyway like being a badass ally to the usual group of five heroes, and having his own giant mecha.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Of a sort. When he's not acting in his capacity as a law-abiding police officer, we see that he's fully capable of beating down the Carrangers on his own.
  • Swiss Army Weapon: Signizer
    • Carry a Big Stick: Police Baton mode. It is a stun baton.
    • Handguns: Gun mode. Has three modes of fire: Cold Beam, Smash Beam, and Heat Beam - blue, yellow, and red respectively. Smash Beam, despite its name, is a "stun" shot that Signalman uses most to shoot kneecaps. Heat Beam is also non-indicative, as it seems to just be a full-power shot.
    • Improbable Weapon User: Recording Device mode, which comes in handy on the rare occasion he needs to take a deposition or something.

VRV Master | Voice Actor: Kiyoshi Kobayashi

Some say he's the Sixth Ranger in all but name. Some say there's nothing under that suit and he's given up his fleshly body to become one with the power of Kuru-Magic. All we know is, he's called VRV Master!

Radietta Fanbelt/ White Racer | Actress: Megumi Hamamatsu -> Misaki Sudo

  • Blessed with Suck: Upon arriving on Earth a second time, her titular car can become a Humongous Mecha... For one minute.
  • Image Song: "Love! Love! Dream of Radietta"
  • Incredibly Obvious Bomb: Uses one against the Zokurangers during her debut appearance. They just stand there waiting for it to detonate (although of course, she said the bomb would only explode if they didn't get her riddle right... And they had no idea what the answer was).note 
  • Loony Fan: She's not what you'd call insane or deranged, but the fact that she's attracted to the Carrangers because they are childish and irresponsible says a lot (she even runs off crying when Red Racer tries to act mature to her).
  • Luke, You Are My Father: She's Zonnette's younger sister.
  • Magical Girl: She hits all the notes. Even her transformation is through magic.
  • Sixth Ranger: Although she's technically not a Carranger.

Space Bosozoku Bowzock

Reckless Dash Emperor Exhaus | Voice Actor: Osamu Kobayashi

President Gynamo | Voice Actor: Hiroshi Otake

Beauty Zonnette /Vanity-Mirror Fanbelt | Actress: Rika Nanase

Deputy Leader Zelmoda | Voice Actor: Kyosei Tsukui

Inventor Grotch | Voice Actor: Takashi Nagasako

Instructor Ritchhiker | Voice Actor: Nobuo Tanaka

  • Arch-Enemy: Of Signalman.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The story becomes (slightly) more serious with his debut.
  • One-Winged Angel: Gained a more powerful gold form called RitchRitchhiker after being struck by lightning during Bowzock's festival.
  • Sanity Slippage: His RitchRitchhiker form also give him delusions of grandeur.
  • Signature Laugh: Ritchichichichichi!
  • Sixth Ranger: Briefly hired by Gynamo as Bowzock's "evil consultant".
  • The Starscream: After gaining more power, he literally bought out the Bowzock and kicked out Gynamo and Zonnette.

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