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The Ryusoulgers

     In General 
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These proud souls will be used for justice!

  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character:
    • The Ryusoulgers are ancient tribesmen from a supernatural village, which is a contrast to the Abarangers (Japanese civilians) and Kyoryugers (Multinational Team).
    • The team's signature weapon is a sword (RyuSoul Sword), to contrast with the Kyoryugers' signature weapon, a gun (Gaburevolver).
    • Their knight theme also makes them the opposite of the Magirangers, since both of them are Medieval European Fantasy Sentai teams.
    • In a most recent transition, the Ryusoulgers are traditional knights who were passed down their powers in order to fight villains and protect their village, which greatly differs from the Lupinrangers, who were Phantom Thieves that stole their powers, even breaking the law to do so. Meanwhile, the Ryusoulgers are overall quite young (looking) despite being trained in using they're powers even before the series began when compared to the equally dedicated but more visibly older and professional Patrangers, who didn't even receive their powers until the end of the first episode.
  • Elemental Powers: With KyoRyuSouls they not only gain a new armor, but also new elemental abilities. Per standard of Sentai Series, they first show the red and sixth ranger using them, but the other members are also capable of using them. For example:
    • The MeraMeraSoul gives the user the MeraMera armor which gives them powers over fire.
    • The BiriBiriSoul gives its user the BiriBiri armor which gives them powers over electricity.
    • The KurayamiSoul gives its user the Kurayami armor which gives them powers of darkness
    • the KagayakiSoul gives its user the Kagayaki armor which gives them powers of light.
      • The CosmoSoul takes this a step further as it gives its user the Cosmo Armor which basically is a combination of the Kurayami and Kagayaki armor and thus gives them powers over both light and darkness.
    • The DoshinSoul gives its user the Doshin Armor which gives them powers over earth.
    • The HieHieSoul gives its user the HieHie Armor which gives them powers over ice.
  • Experienced Protagonist: All of them has had over a century of training to master their powers and abilities before the first episode of the series.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: The original three Ryusoulgers are this, mostly as a result of having been born literally over 200 years ago in isolation. Towa and Bamba are more adjusted to the modern world as they've been out and about in it.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: All of them.
  • Only One Name: None of them have a known surname although this could be because their tribe is composed of long lived beings living in isolation.
  • Really 700 Years Old: All the Ryusoulgers are more than 100 years old. Koh, Melto and Asuna are 209 years old but they all look like they are in their late teens or early twenties.
  • Master Swordsman: All the Ryusoulgers have had centuries of practice with their swords. However, it should be noted that of the five members, Koh, Towa and Bamba seem to excel more in swordsmanship. Especially Bamba.
  • Soul Power: This team's Motif when it comes to the source of their strength.
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     Koh / Ryusoul Red  

Koh/Ryusoul Red

Portrayed by: Hayate Ichinose (live), Shigeki Ito (suit)

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The Knight of Valor, Ryusoul Red!
The Leader of the Ryusoulgers and a fighting genius who is bright, Hot-Blooded, and fearless, yet somewhat naive. He leads the team through even the worst odds. Partnered with Tyramigo the Tyrannosaurus rex.
  • Always Second Best: Koh feels this towards Nada, considering him a better "Red Ranger" despite being the one chosen to be RyuSoulRed. This makes The Reveal of Nada being Gaisoulg even more jarring.
  • Break the Cutie: He spends a good deal of his early screen time in the first episode being an energetic, kind-hearted hero. Then Tankjoh kills his master right in front of him.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character:
    • Is just as youthful as Kairi Yano, but is far less moody and cold than his predecessor ever was, being more than cheerful and open hearted.
    • From the same series, Koh is equally as Hot-Blooded as Keiichiro Asaka about upholding order and protecting innocents, but lacks the professional yet uptight ways the latter had in his series.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: During his debut as Max Ryusoul Red. Enraged by Nada's death, Koh lays down a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown against Uden. The poor guy didn't stand a chance.
  • Deliberate Injury Gambit: He once lets the Cerberus Minosaur bite his exposed arm so he'd have a clear shot at breaking off one of its fangs to make an antidote for its venom.
  • Determinator: By his own words "Limits were made to be broken!"
  • Elemental Powers:
    • Playing with Fire: Can be equipped with the MeraMera (Burning) Armour that harnesses DimeVolcano's power.
    • Yin-Yang Bomb: When using the Cosmo Soul that harnesses CosmoRaptor's power.
    • Dishing Out Dirt: When using the Doshin (Smash) Soul that harnesses Pachygaroo and Chibigaroo's power.
    • An Ice Person: When using the HieHie (Freezing) Armor that harnesses Pterardon's abilities.
  • Finishing Move: Dino Slash (Tyramigo version).
  • Super Mode: His Max Ryusoul Red form, where he gains a solid layer of battle armour, tremendously increased strength, and the Max Ryusoul Changer as a set of deadly claws in addition to his Ryusoul Ken.
    • Along with Canalo, he also gains the Noblesse mode, which is a blue cape instead of armor.
  • The Gadfly: Koh likes to playfully tease Asuna for having so much brute strength, which annoys her.
  • Hot-Blooded: In battle, Koh is a fearless and aggressive fighter, with a fighting style that focuses on overwhelming offense. It's no wonder the TsuyoSoul is his choice Ryusoul; it gives all the power he needs to go along with his ferocity.
    • It turns out this was a serious problem in his youth as shown in episode 26 where he let his ferocity get the best of him.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Melto's blue.
  • The Heart: He is very emphatic and understanding, and always tries to keeps his team to open up to each other.
  • Idiot Hero: The first Red in a while to be this; he's definitely got more Ryouga and King than Geki although this is rather downplayed as shown below in Smarter Than You Look.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: Not only does he get the first power-up armor, he's assigned their first auxiliary mech, the Dimevolcano, and gets to drive the resulting Tyramigo-Dimevolcano combination by himself, in situations where Kishiryuoh Five Knights (operated by all five Ryusoulgers) doesn't quite cut it. Later he gets to be the first to use the combined ShineRaptor-ShadowRaptor powerup armor and Kishiryuoh combined form despite Canalo discovering them first.
  • Mighty Glacier: His Max Ryusoul Red is essentially a fusion of his Ryusoul Red suit and the Gaisorg armour, making it incredibly solid. Uden's sword had no effect on it whatsoever.
  • The Leader: Of the Ryusoulgers, due to the death of his Master.
  • The Nicknamer: He's the one who gave Tyramigo his name.
  • Nice Guy: Just like his Dino predecessors Koh is outgoing and gentle, to everyone he interacts with.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Although he also sometimes acts as an idiot, don't forget he's still a trained Ryusoulger with just as much training as his fellow Ryusoulgers which makes him just as capable as them.

     Melto / Ryusoul Blue  

Melto/Ryusoul Blue

Portrayed by: Keito Tsuna (live), Masashi Takada (suit)

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The Knight of Wisdom, Ryusoul Blue!
A young man with an outstanding Photographic Memory who is rarely unprepared. He would always think things twice before acting, though he falls short when compared to Koh, who he's jealous of, and Asuna. Partnered with Triken the Triceratops.

     Asuna / Ryusoul Pink  

Asuna/ Ryusoul Pink

Portrayed by: Ichika Osaki (live) Ayumi Shimozono (suit)

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The Knight of Vigor, Ryusoul Pink!
A noble who is incredibly intuitive about things and is prone to say things at the wrong time. Despite being the only girl of the Ryusoulgers, she's actually their muscle and is embarrassed about it. Partnered with Ankyroze the Ankylosaurus.

     Towa / Ryusoul Green  

Towa/Ryusoul Green

Portrayed by: Yuito Obara (live), Masato Tsutamune (suit)

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The Knight of Haste, Ryusoul Green!
The Baby of the Bunch and a talented pacifist who refused to accept losing, especially towards Koh. He has unbelievable speed and a Big Brother Worship towards Banba, but is Willfully Weak when using his talents. Partnered with Tigerlance the "Tigersaurus", a fictional dinosaur heavily resembling a saber-toothed tiger.
  • Big Brother Worship: To Bamba.
  • Break the Haughty: After taking pride in being the fastest of the Ryusoulgers, Melto shows how he can pin him to a corner in a few steps. And then a straight fight with Wyzeru on his own leads to him getting dominated.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character:
    • He's more of a talented pacifist but is Willfully Weak when using his talents than his predecessor Sakuya Hikawa, who have idealistic and positive nature.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Japanese fans notes how the actor who plays Towa shows his quite visibly when he smiles. This also overlaps with Towa's Kishiryu being a saber-toothed tiger.
  • Creepy Child: The youngest Ryusoulger, and disturbingly comfortable with defeating the Minosaurs by killing their human hosts. However, once he notices the other Ryusoulgers have their Dinoknights, he spares Ui.
    • He's completely out of this mindset by #5 after Koh convinces him that all lives are equal, even trying to convince Bamba to not kill his new friend Sanae despite the Minosaur that came from her having poisoned him.
  • Finishing Move: Dino Slash (TigerLance version)
    • On top of this, in #4, he figures out how to awaken his Dinoknight mid battle with the Kraken Minosaur and actively stops Bamba from killing its host.
  • The Heart: Towa cares about his brother, and after #4 he's learned to open up enough to make friends with a civilian. By the time Canalo joins up, Towa's been seen working with the Ryusoulger starting lineup a lot more than Bamba.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Makes good use of the HayaSoul in combat. Not surprisingly, this translates over to KishiryuOh Tigerlance's fighting style.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Despite working with Bamba for the longest time, he's clearly being kept in the dark about several things - people that Bamba personally knows is one thing, but the true nature of Gaisoulg is a pretty major one.
  • Martial Pacifist: He claims to be very pacifist compared to his fellow Ryusoulgers, but is also a competent fighter in his own rights.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Bamba's blue.
  • Shoot the Dog: His method of stopping the Minosaurs? Killing the human hosts to prevent them gaining power. He eventually understands from Koh that all lives are worth saving, and tries to convince Bamba as well.
  • Sore Loser: He doesn't take losing in a talent competition very well, especially towards Koh.
  • Willfully Weak: Is incredibly talented, but prefers to hold back for some reason.

     Bamba / Ryusoul Black  

Bamba/Ryusoul Black

Portrayed by: Tatsuya Kishida (live), Yasuhiro Takeuchi (suit)

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The Knight of Glory, Ryusoul Black!
The Lancer of the Ryusoulgers, known for easily dispatching any enemy with his expert fighting skills. He has a genuine desire to protect the Earth and fights the Druidon Tribe to prove his strength. He's hostile to anyone, but has a soft spot for Towa, which he doesn't want to show. Partnered with Mirneedle the "Needlesaurus", a fictional dinosaur heavily resembling the Stegosaur Miragaia longicollum.
  • Aloof Ally: Even after the supposed solidifying of the core five, he's seen around the three lead Ryusoulgers a lot less than Towa. Though this is justified on several occasions by his investigations, and sometimes Contrived Coincidence.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He honestly thought he could take on Tankjoh solo. To his credit, he did better than any of the other Ryusoulgers in that he was still standing when Tankjoh left.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Gets freaked out when Towa's in danger.
  • The Comically Serious: Bamba always tries to distant himself from his teammates childish antics, and expresses his annoyance in a deadpan manner.
  • Finishing Move: Dino Slash (MilNeedle version)
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's hostile to anyone (his teammates included), but he's dedicated to protect the Earth and fight the Druidon Tribe while being an Aloof and Cool Big Brother to Towa. Just don't expect him to act nice.
  • The Lancer: He is basically a foil to Koh in every aspect.
  • Mighty Glacier: Relies on the KataSoul in combat, limiting his movements while granting No-Sell-level resilience. KishiryuOh Mirneedle's fighting style actually incorporates elements of sumo wrestling.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Towa's red.
  • The Stoic: He always maintains a serious and a no-nonsense attitude.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He is the tallest member of the team, and displays a aloof and a no-nonsense attitude most of the time.
  • Tsundere: "Deredere" to Towa and "Tsuntsun" to everyone else.
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     Canalo / Ryusoul Gold  

Canalo/Ryusoul Gold

Portrayed by: Katsumi Hyodo (live), Kazuya Okada (suit)

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The Knight of Grandeur, Ryusoul Gold!
The Sixth Ranger and a Sea Ryusoul Tribesman who came to the surface in search for an ideal wife. Despite living in an upper-crust lifestyle and having worries over his younger sister, he is actually disliked by his peers due to his snobbish, penny-pinching, and perfectionist attitude. Partnered with, and mentored by, MosaRex the Mosasaurus.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He sees himself as stronger than the rest of the team.
  • Berserk Button: Making a woman cry is one to him and the reason he fights against Minosaurs.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He is very protective of Oto, forbidding her to accompany him to the surface.
  • Butt-Monkey: To Oto every now and then.
  • Casanova Wannabe: He keeps running into women he wants to marry. All of them are ether already married or have boyfriends.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character:
    • Unlike his Dino Sixth Ranger predecessors, Canalo started out as a heroic character (though he's more of an Anti-Hero due to his Jerkass attitude).
    • And unlike Utchy, who is an Adorkable Samurai with a weakness for women, Canalo is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold who is actively looking for an ideal wife.
    • Is just as smug and self-assured as Noel Takao, but lacks the easy-going and affable nature of the latter, being far more uptight and down-looking on others. This is most evident in their respective debuts: while Noel actively went out of his way to meet and associate himself with his fellow cops and thieves, Canalo flat out tells the other Ryusoulgers that he wants nothing to do with them, twice over. Also while Noel had to prove his trust to both teams, the Ryusoulgers need to prove their trust to Canalo and MosaRex because of the rift between their tribes.
  • Defrosting Ice King: He seems to bond a bit with Koh in #16 which is shown through them slightly reject each other through the Minosaur's power.
  • Establishing Character Moment: In his first appearance, he tries to give a rose to the girl he was dating, only to get dumped by her for being obsessive. He then hits it off with another girl nearby with similar interests as him, and destroys a Minosaur for interrupting their meeting.
  • Finishing Move: Final Thunder Shot (BiriBiriSoul).
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Nobody in the Sea Ryusoul Tribe likes him due to his penny-pinching Jerkass attitude.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his snobbish attitude towards the Ryusoulgers and being obsessed with finding a bride, at least he cares for Oto and is honorable enough to back off when his advances are refused.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: Canalo uses a gun and knife combo, is aligned to the sea, and his master is a Kishiryu.
  • Leitmotif: Technically he has just the one, first heard as a mariachi trumpet solo that gets played in full in episode 24, but there's also an 80s-style shojo drama theme indicating romantic moments (before it's cut off...)
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: The biggest reason he doesn't team up with the other Ryusoulgers is because his master MosaRex doesn't trust the land Ryusoul tribe. He actually doesn't see them as bad people.
  • Mythology Gag: His Promotion to Parent would make AbaRed and KyoryuBlue proud.
  • Not So Different: An Aloof Ally with some disdain for the main team and a younger sibling who may be the crux to him coming around - he's basically Bamba all over again.
  • Running Gag: His failures at finding a bride.
  • Shock and Awe: His BiriBiri Soul grants him electricity powers.
  • Sixth Ranger: And the first one in a Dino Sentai who is not introduced as a villainous or possessed Ranger.
  • Telepathy: He is able to communicate telepathically via contact with water.

     Nada 

See his character sheet under Allies.

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