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Takeru/Red Mask | Actor: Ryosuke Kaizu
The leader of the Maskmen, the first to be spotted by Commander Sugata. Expert in Karate and is a Formula One race driver. He met and fell in love with a girl named Mio, and even when she is revealed as Princess Iyal, he still clings to be reunited, giving him strength to push on. Used to be an extremely bratty kid, but after meeting his grown-up self, he matured up. Though he's basically The Hero, he's much more temperamental.
- The Ace: He is actually one, but in the past, he's anything but. He'd still hide that non-Ace past because it's embarrassing.
- Badass Driver: He's a Formula One racer, thus instantly qualifies him as one.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: Like the rest of his team, he's specialized in hand-to-hand combat.
- Bratty Half-Pint: When he was a kid.
- Cool Sword: Masky Blade
- Determinator: This is his main quality, which is why Sugata got him as a Maskman.
- Expy: Closer to the Shout-Out to the Robot Romance Trilogy, Takeru draws similarities with Kazuya Ryuuzaki the most, since he is the male Star-Crossed Lovers, runs on The Power of Love, and is a karateka.
- Finishing Move: Masky Crash
- Episode 6 has him utilizing the all powerful God Hand technique.
- Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Is the one who'd do this to his friends who needs it.
- Law of Chromatic Superiority: Gets his own buggy (Spin Cruiser) and has two powerful Finishing Moves he can use on his own, plus he's Jet Cannon's designated pilot.
- The Leader: Designated as such by Sugata.
- My Future Self and Me: It's only after meeting his future, Maskman self that little Takeru stopped being a brat.
- Old Shame: An in-universe example. His Bratty Half-Pint past is something he didn't want to reveal to his friends, so he hid the facts about his bratty self.
- Signature Move: Laser Arrow
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Mio/Iyal.
Kenta/Black Mask | Actor: Kouichi Kusakari
The sub-leader and a Kobudo expert. More laid back than Takeru and likes chasing girls (mostly with no avail or luck, either he backs down, the girl is oblivious, or dies). Has an Old Master.
- Barehanded Blade Block: Learns one.
- Casanova Wannabe: He tries, but he just can't get a girl.
- Cowardly Lion: Was turned into one at a point, but he gets better.
- Epic Flail: One part of Masky Rod.
- Handsome Lech
- Simple Staff: The other part of Masky Rod.
- Super Strength: Shown in ep 13 where in his civilian identity throws around the other Maskmen like ragdolls of course the Maskmen were faking the fight to draw out a spy, but it was still impressive
- The Lancer: The appointed second-in command of the team.
- The Smart Guy
Akira/Blue Mask | Actor: Issei Hirota
The youngest of the team, Chinese Boxing and swordplaying expert and the one to crack jokes, most of the time. He left his mother to train (actually was drafted to the Maskman force) and strives to make his mother proud by training hard.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: At one point, he's possessed by a monster, turning him into the fencer Unas and proceeds to OWN the Maskmen, HARD. He gets better, of course.
- Child Prodigy: Was recognized by Sugata as one in the ways of martial arts, which is why he was chosen for Maskman.
- Dual Tonfas: Masky Tonfas
- Heroes Prefer Swords: He's an expert at swordplay...but his individual weapon is tonfa.
- Just a Kid: He really doesn't like being treated as a kid at first, even if he is only sixteen.
- Keet: He's the youngest of the team and also the most bubbly.
- Kid-Appeal Character: He's the youngest of the team and most expressive with his emotions.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Apples
Haruka/Yellow Mask | Actress: Yuki Nagata
A Ninja (and damn proud of it). Ever since she's a child, she's raised without enjoying girly things (like dolls). As such, she has a hidden sensitive spot for girly things. She's best buds with Momoko.
- Battle Tops: Masky Rotor.
- The Big Girl: The more obvious Action Girl, that is.
- Cuteness Proximity: Raised as a ninja, Haruka was forbidden to enjoy anything cute or girly, thus explaining her soft spot on cute things despite her tomboyish exterior.
- Doppelgänger Attack: Yellow Mask Kage Bunshinnote
- Expy: She's basically a Gender Flip version of Ryu Hoshikawa since both of them came from the line of ninjas.
- Besides her ninja background, Haruka is the Sentai equivalent of Megumi Oka for having the same color scheme.
- Killer Yo Yo: Again, Masky Rotor.
- Ninja: Is often counted as one in later team-ups, such as Chou Super Hero Taisen and Strongest Battle.
- Proud Ninja Girl: Is prideful of her ninja lineage.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Momoko's Girly Girl.
Momoko/Pink Mask | Actress: Kanako Maeda
A gentle hearted girl who is really kind to children and teaches martial arts in her free time. She's an expert in Tai Chi Quan and tends to get very emotional in things she does. Best buds with Haruka.
- The Chick: Less 'chick' than most others, since this is Maskman, Sentai of Charles Atlas Superpower, she can be as strong as you can get.
- Friend to All Children
- Heroic RRoD: In the episode where she fought against a monster untransformed for so long, it drained her fatigue that after firing the Shot Bomber, she collapsed, reverts back to human form and rendered unconscious.
- Determinator: All because she made a promise about teaching her students about making the impossible possible as long as one pushes their efforts to their limits, she absolutely refuses to transform and to her credit, she actually punches a hole through the Monster of the Week's chest untransformed and even after she transformed, she still wrecks the monster hard enough so it can be shot with Shot Bomber. However...
- Unwitting Pawn: That's exactly what Anagmas was counting on her, resulting the fall of Great Five. To her comfort, she still saved her students and their spirits.
- Innocent Flower Girl: Her status as The Chick couple with her dear "Carol Love" flowers.
- Lady of War: It's Tai Chi Quan, the martial arts for Lady of War.
- Mythology Gag: Is the Pink Ranger, uses Ribbon as her weapon, and part of her name is 'Momo'. We've had this concept before.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Haruka's Tomboy.
- Whip It Good: Masky Ribbon
Commander Sanjurou Sugata
Commander Sanjurou Sugata
- Expy: The "Erika" to Takeru's "Kazuya".
- Nice Shoes: When she came to the surface world, she didn't have shoes. After saving her life, Takeru noticed the barefooted Mio and bought a pair of red shoes, which are used to symbolize their love.
- Rebellious Princess: Turned against Tube after falling in love with Takeru.
- Royal Blood: Princess of the Tube Empire.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Takeru/ Red Mask.
- Stuffed in the Fridge: Quite literally, despite not dying, she winds up trapped in a frozen block for much of the series.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly girl to her "brother" Igam.
- The High Queen: Becomes this to Tube in the finale, with every other contender having died or gone into seclusion.
Ryo Asuka/X 1 Mask
Ryo Asuka/X1 Mask | Actor: Shinji HigashiA One-Shot Character who briefly joined the Maskman team as its sixth member.
- Classical Anti-Hero: He's a prototype Maskman who became doubtful of his duties due to the loss of his girlfriend from a Tube attack.
- Deadly Gas: His Gas Buckle releases a dangerous toxic cloud.
- Poisonous Person: Again, Gas Buckle.
- Shock and Awe: Lightning Attack
- Sixth Ranger: Predating Burai; he coincidentally has the same color.
- Super Prototype: His suit differs from the other Maskmen in appearance and has different attack in its arsenal. Notably it also doesn't need a Transformation Trinket.
Underground Empire Tube
- Armies Are Evil: Zeba's rise as ruler of Tube saw the Tube embracing militarism in preparation for invading the surface world.
- The Empire: A militaristic power seeking to dominate more land.
- Monster of the Week: The Doggler Beasts, which are thawed out from a frozen cave to fight the Maskmen. A few of the early ones were actually two monsters in one, which were composed of an "Underground Doggler" and a "parasite" that would grant it power.
- Mooks: The Ungler Soldiers, essentially your standard Sentai Faceless Goons.
Emperor Zeba/Lethal Doggler II
- Big Bad: Zeba is responsible for the transformation on the once peaceful Tube empire into a dark militaristic kingdom in order to invade the surface world.
- Cool Mask: Wears an ornate blue mask that covers his face, leaving only his eyes visible.
- The Emperor: His title as ruler of the underground.
- Fake King: Stole the position from the real king.
- Glorious Leader: As the head of Tube's military dictatorship, his subordinates have constructed a Cult of Personality around him revering him as a great and wise leader.
- Light Is Not Good: His appearance is shiny and sparkly, but at heart he's a cruel and cold-hearted dictator.
- Mook Promotion: He's basically a Monster of the Week that managed to work his way up to Big Bad.
- One-Winged Angel: He eventually assumes his true form, Lethal Doggler II, after being revealed by Ial and Igam, to take on the Maskmen.
- Take Over the World: Aims to bring both the surface and underground under his control.
- Technicolor Death: Bleeds red energy like other Ground Beasts then melts into energy which forms into a face which float up in the sky and explodes four times.
- Tyrant Takes the Helm: After overthrowing the Tube royal family in a coup, Zeba turned Tube from a pacifist kingdom into a militaristic empire.
- Villainous Legacy: He turns out to be the spawn of an earlier Imperial Beast, Lethal Doggler, destroyed by the original Tube royal family. Driven both by hatred against humans on both sides of the crust as well as his ancestor's lust for domination, he wiped out all of the Tube royal family save Ial and Igam, whom he used as his pawns.
- The Brute: He's both a powerful warrior and skilled swordsmen, in addition to being Tube's military commander.
- Co-Dragons: Starts off on equal footing with Igam, though his failures eventually lead to him falling out of favor with Zeba.
- Cool Sword: His Mid-Season Upgrade gives him one.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: When his mother gets killed by a Monster of the Week, it allowed him to gain enough courage to slay the monster and gain his own Mid-Season Upgrade.
- The Atoner: In the finale, she's repented of all the bad things she's done by becoming a nun.
- Bastard Understudy: Igam's goal is to grow close to Zeba in order to succeed him and take back the throne for the Tube royal family.
- Combat Stilettos: They're there, but more for making Igam taller than to be sexy.
- Dragon Knight: Igam's armor has a draconic motif.
- The Dragon: Igam is Zeba's second-in-command and the lead enforcer of Tube.
- Dragon with an Agenda: Namely, revenge on Takeru.
- The Evil Prince: As a counterpart to Iyal's desire for peace.
- HeelFace Turn: After much convincing from the Maskman and Ial and the reveal of Zeba's true intentions, she helps the Maskman unmask Zeba's ruse.
- The Quisling: Or is she?
- Raised as the Opposite Gender: Was raised as male so she could claim the throne of Tube, as Tube tradition dictates only a man can take the throne. She keeps it up under Zeba so she can be named his successor.
- The Dragon: Starts off as one to Baraba, but by the end he's become one of Zeba's top lieutenants.
- Lightning Bruiser: Known for his speed and is one of top generals of Tube.
- Ninja: An underground Ninja for Tube.
- Noble Demon: Though he is a fervent supporter of Tube and Zeba, Oyobu abides by something akin to a code of honor, to the point of refusing to aid Baraba in dealing with the Maskman as Baraba promised he would do so by himself.
- Super Speed: Noting for being able to run at lightspeed-like velocities.
- Undying Loyalty: To Tube, to the point where [[spoiler:he willingly gives his life to ensure Zeba's plan to raise the undergorund castle succeeds.
- Anti-Villain: Type I. Fu-Min's loyalty to Igam is extreme, but genuine that she sometimes showed even compassion to the frozen Ial. She also pretty much sacrificed her life so Igam can live and redeem herself.
- Dark Action Girl: A skilled ninja and one of the top warriors of Tube.
- Ninja: Like Oyo-bu she is an underground ninja.
- Ninja Maid: She's both a ninja and Igam's personal servant.
- The Rival: To Haruka, who like her is a ninja.
- Undying Loyalty: To Igam, even performing a Heroic Sacrifice to protect her.
- Bat Out of Hell: Resembles an overweight bat.
- Evil Genius: He is incredibly wise and has a vast knowledge of Tube's background, having served even prior to Zeba's Hostile Takeover.
- Fat Bastard: Is a noticeably portly fellow.
- My Country, Right or Wrong: He seems to be loyal to whoever sits on the throne of Tube, even if they aren't of the Tube royal family and are an usurper like Zeba. Notably, he was even involved in the conspiracy to keep Zeba's true identity a secret.
Thief Knight Kiros
Thief Knight Kiros
- Knight in Shining Armor: Subverted. While he does save girls like one occasionally, his motto is "I always get what I want", which horribly clashes with the meaning of the trope.
- Murder the Hypotenuse: His desire for Ial brings him to blows with Takeru.
- The Rival: Of Takeru for Ial's affections.
- Wild Card: He only works for Tube so he could have Ial for himself instead of supporting Zeba's cause.
- Catchphrase: "Yare yare..." ("Good grief").
- Damaged Soul: Creatures he revives will always be snarling, rampaging beasts, even if they were capable of speech beforehand.
- Make My Monster Grow: His sole reason for living is to enlarge the Doggler Beasts of Tube..
- Pokémon Speak: His name is the only thing he says besides "Good grief".
- What Happened to the Mouse? - His final fate is unknown...
- Posthumous Character: It terrorized the Underground long ago, but is long dead by the time the series starts.
- Predecessor Villain: Right before succumbing to its wounds, it spawned a successor, Lethal Doggler II, to carry on its legacy.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: A temple was built over it to keep its spirit from escaping. Its spirit briefly gets free and possesses a Monster of the Week, but it's soon destroyed for good by the Maskmen.