Characters who appeared in Seijuu Sentai Gingaman.
- Instant Expert: Ryouma has no idea about motorcycles, seeing that he's from Ginga Forest and transportations are mostly with horses. Then he gets Galeopulsar, and then suddenly he's an expert motorcycle rider.
- King of Beasts: His Starbeast, Ginga Leon.
- Knife Nut: His Kiba Blade's default mode is the short, wide Kiba Knife.
- Law of Chromatic Superiority: Ryōma receives the Galeopulsar, a mighty motorcycle, while his flame power proves essential to defeat the Earth Beast in the finale.
- The Leader: He serves as the team's leader, often giving out battle plans to defeat the Balban.
- Playing with Fire: He uses fire as his Earth Power.
- Rookie Red Ranger: The Trope Codifier for Super Sentai; he joined The Team after Hyūga, the first choice as Ginga Red, passed his powers to him.
- Signature Move
- Earth Elemental attack: Hono no Tategaminote
- Starbeast Sword attack: Hono Issennote
- Terrible Artist: During the clip show episode, it turns out that Ryouma pretty much can't draw, while the other Gingamen can draw just fine. But he is so proud of it and thinks it's a totally awesome drawing...
- Blow You Away: His Earth Power revolves Wind.
- The Comically Serious: When there is honey or tomatoes involved.
- Cool Gun: His Kiba Blade's default mode is the Kiba Shot.
- Our Dragons Are Different: His Starbeast, Gingalcon. Which is said to be a falcon, but looks like a dragon anyway.
- Signature Move
- Earth Elemental attack: Arashi no Habatakinote
- Starbeast Sword attack: Shippu Ichijinnote
- Team Dad: He's the go-guy to chastise and lecture his teammates, especially younger ones like Hikaru and Saya.
- Wind Is Green: His wind powers have a green effect, and of course he wears the green suit.
- Would Hit a Girl: He has a rivalry with Steerwoman Shelinda, and ends up being the one to kill her.
- Cannot Spit It Out: He certainly cannot, towards Ms. Suzuko.
- Making a Splash: His Earth Element revolves around water
- Signature Move:
- Earth Elemental attack: Ryusei no Kodonote
- Starbeast Sword attack: Gekiryu Ittonote
- Tender Tears: Other than his power, Gōki is a pretty emotional guy and tends to be in tears a lot. No wonder he's the team's Gentle Giant.
- Wolverine Claws: His Kiba Blade's default mode is the handheld Kiba Claw.
- Berserk Button: Treating him as a child will immediately set him off.
- Canis Major: His Starbeast, Gingaverick.
- Dual Wielding Knife Nut: His Kiba Blade's default mode are the Kiba Knives.
- Greed: He's willing to use his lightning powers for profitable gains.
- To be fair, he used his powers once to stop a pair of high schoolers from abusing horses, and again to help a struggling street magician earn more money. The magician gave Hikaru some money, and he used it to buy donuts for the rest of the team. So, he's not that greedy.
- Groin Attack: At one point when fighting the Yartots, he pulls one of them into a tree, hitting him in the crotch.
- Kid-Appeal Character: And befittingly, Hikaru is the youngest of the group and usually tends to favor emotional responses, and sometimes his responses just shows inexperience.
- Leeroy Jenkins: He often jumps into battle without even thinking about the dangers he and his team encounter.
- Missing Mom: He lost his mother when he was a child.
- The Prankster: He is prone to playing childish tricks on his fellow Gingamen.
- Shock and Awe: His Earth Power is lightning, which he can summon at will.
- Signature Move
- Earth Elemental attack: Inazuma no Otakebinote
- Starbeast Sword attack: Inazuma Issonote
- Giant Woman: Gets accidentally turned into one in one episode, but immediately demands she be returned to normal.
- Mega Neko: Her Starbeast, Gingat.
- One of the Boys: Saya is a tomboy, growing up and traveling with boys throughout the series. She can fight as good as the boys and wouldn't mind headlocking her friends (usually Ryouma) if they pissed her off.
- Petal Power: Her Earth Power revolves around flowers
- Plucky Girl: A defining factor of her and something of her life philosophy, Saya just refuses to give up and kept smiling in the face of hardships, because after hardship, she can smile even bigger.
- Running Gag: Out of all her focus episodes, only one episode does not involve leg injury.
- Signature Move
- Earth Elemental attack: Hanabira no Tsumenote
- Starbeast Sword attack: Hana Isshinnote
- The Smurfette Principle: She is the only female member of the Gingamen.
- The Straight and Arrow Path: Her Kiba Blade's default mode is the Kiba Arrow.
- Sugar-and-Ice Girl: Saya pretty much had the right to cry on Hyūga's 'death', but she kept a strong face (without going over to violence) throughout the series and refused to cry. But when Hyūga came back... she cries freely.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Saya is a sweet girl who likes to bake and enjoys being a feminine idol... all while putting men who pissed her off on a headlock and a bonafide Action Girl.
- Cool Rifle: He can put Bull Riot into his sheathe and activate its Laser Rifle Mode.
- Cool Sword: His Bull Riot's standard mode is a sword.
- My Name Is Not Shazam: The Black Knight is often called Bull Black, even when Hyuga is in the role. Bull Black is the name of the previous user.
- Playing with Fire: As he was meant to be Ginga Red instead of Ryouma at the start of the series, his Earth Power revolves around fire.
- Signature Move: Kuro no Ichigekinote
Voiced by: Hidekatsu Shibata
- Achilles' Heel: The only thing that is keeping him alive is the Planet's Life that is imbedded in his chest. Once Hyuuga and Ryouma destroy it, it leaves him open for the Gingaman to attack him.
- Big Bad: He leads the Balban gang in trying to conquer Earth.
- Benevolent Boss: Although he tries to be a Bad Boss who hardly cared for any of his crews except Shelinda, he does care about his crew mates to the point where he mourns them.
- Eyepatch of Power: He wears an eyepatch as part of his uniform.
- Final Boss: After his crewmates are killed, he becomes the last enemy the Gingamen have to defeat.
- Hidden Depths:
- Despite his Bad Boss attitude, he secretly mourns over the deaths of his fellow crewmates.
- While it looked like he fell for Iliess' plan to frame Budoh, he actually knew the whole time, showing he's very good at manipulating plots against him and his loyal comrades in order to turn the tables on real traitors.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: He pretends to be an arrogant captain who doesn't care about his crew. In private, he grieves for each loss.
- Hook Hand: He has an artificial left hook after losing his left hand 3,000 years ago courtesy of the first GingaRed, which also serves as his Red Right Hand.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Had Battobas use Iliess' soul to save Daitanix before kicking Bucrates out of the castle for his involvement in her frame-up on Budoh.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Is fully aware that Iliess and Bucrates set up Budoh for a fall, but lets them think they succeeded until they outlive their usefulness.
- Red Right Hand: The battle with the first GingaRed caused him to replace his lost left hand with a hook that can also become a cannon.
- Villainous Breakdown: Zahab loses it when all of his crewmates, specifically Shelinda, are killed.
- Would Hurt a Child: He's willing to kill Yuuta, a young child, by aiming a cannon at him. He also killed BullBlack's little brother, Krantz many years ago.
The steerwoman of Daitanix and Balban's subleader.
- Animal Motif: Shellfish.
- Bare-Handed Blade Block: She easy stopped Hayate's slash with just a simple catch. Subvert a bit that she's wearing gloves.
- Chainmail Bikini: Literally. There seems to be a justification that she specialized in fast and continuous attack so the lighter/fewer the armor the better. Still don't explain the high heels though.
- Combat Stiletto: And she stomp Gingagreen with it!
- Defeat Equals Explosion: Following her final duel with her rival GingaGreen. One of the rare instances in Super Sentai where a humanoid character blows up.
- Expy: Arguably, Queen Ahames
- Fragile Speedster: She's fast and skilled, but Hayate ultimately does her in with one charged slash.
- Leitmotif: "The Name is Shelinda".
- Manipulative Bitch: Create a duplicate of Miharu from Hayate's talisman to kill him.
- Meaningful Name: Sheru (Shell) and Darin (Helmsman). The "Linda" part is also thought to be from a famous Japanese Singer "Linda Yamamoto". Just listen to her Image Song and you will know why.
- Scars Are Forever: Her arm scar does eventually heal but her breast scar doesn't.
- Seashell Bra: While not the exact, it's as good as one in term of design.
- Stripperiffic: Probably the best example in the franchise given she wears an actual Chainmail Bikini that bares her midriff and gives us the occasional Panty Shot.
- Unknown Rival: Hayate usually ignores her attempts to goad him to fight with him, pissing her off to no end. After her act of impersonating Miharu, Hayate finally reciprocates and then fights her for real... and then the battle got interrupted. In the penultimate episode, they have one last battle, with Hayate being victorious.
- Would Hurt a Child: Almost killed Yuuta for attempting to help a wounded Hayate.
Barreled Scholar Bucrates
Voiced by: Chafurin
- Benevolent Boss: He treats Hyuuga as a true friend when he becomes his mentor.
- Determinator: He does everything he can to exact revenge on Zahab. To the point where he captures GouTaurus, has Hyuuga remove his Earth Power and train him with the Knight Axe to exploit Zahab's weakness, and being fatally stabbed by Shelinda and committing suicide, just so Hyuuga can rejoin his friends and kill Zahab.
- Dying Moment of Awesome: He flees with Hyuuga when he gets stabbed by Shelinda. Then, he asks Hyuuga to escape and rejoin his friends. When they Yartots find him, Bucrates pulls out a bomb to blow himself and the Yartots up.
- HeelFace Door-Slam: Out of hatred, he helps Hyuuga kill Zahab, but dies at the Yartots' hands before he can do so.
- It's Personal: After Zahab forces him out of Balban, Bucrates decides to exact revenge on Zahab.
- Made of Iron: He survived getting drowned by Zahab after his attempts to usurp him are exposed.
- Mentor Archetype: He served as Zahab's mentor and is the one who revived him. Later, he becomes Hyuuga's mentor after Zahab sends him into the water for trying to backstab him.
- Mentor Occupational Hazard: After training Hyuuga, he decides to sacrifice himself when he's discovered by the Yartots and Shelinda.
- No Historical Figures Were Harmed: Part of his name comes from the Greek philosopher Socrates.
- Redemption Equals Death: After realizing Zahab's true colors, Bucrates gives Hyuuga the knowledge to kill him. Then, he sacrifices himself to cover for him.
- The Resenter: Once Iliess is killed and he gets thrown into the waters, he develops an intense resentment towards Zahab
- Revenge Myopia: While he wants revenge on Zahab, he forgets that Zahab only did so for his role in Ilies's betrayal and framing of Budoh for her crimes.
- Self-Sacrifice Scheme: At the end of Gingaman, when he gets stabbed by Shelinda, the only way out for him is to have Hyuuga escape, knowing full well that Zahab will kill him for his treachery. He even blows himself up when the Yartots discover him.
- Spanner in the Works: Bucrates is the one who helps the Gingamen royally screw Zahab over. By the time he dies, he already trained Hyuuga into wielding the Knight Axe and exploiting Zahab's weakness.
- The Starscream: He aides Iliess against Zahab while also framing Budoh. Secretly from them, he actually saw right through it.
- Taking You with Me: He uses one of his bombs to blow himself up along with the Yartots when he's discovered.
Gun Boss Sambash
Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama
- All Bikers Are Hells Angels: Modeled after a gun-toting biker gang leader.
- Animal Motifs: His Majins are themed after insects.
- Badass Biker: Follows the image to a T.
- Boisterous Weakling: For all his rowdy, Hot-Blooded nature, he is physically the weakest of the four Balban generals. And the only one the Gingaman manage to defeat without the Lights of Ginga.
- Foil: Pretty much the polar opposite of his successor Budoh. Sambash is a trigger-happy, "shoot first, ask question never" hooligan in charge of a bunch of rowdy, thuggish monsters whereas Budoh is a loyal and honorable samurai and his Majins similarly acted in a disciplined and dignified manner.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: The members of his Majin Gang are all insectoid creatures with a biker gang motif.
- Hot-Blooded: Ready to tackle anything that gets in his way and will never back off of any challenge.
- The Starscream: He constantly disobeys Zahab's commands. He even hides the box containing the Light of Ginga and even hides his secret that he actually killed the protector from Zahab.
- Taking You with Me: After finding out that the box containing the Light of Ginga is actually empty, he attempts to kill Ginga Red with his bike. It doesn't work.
Samurai General Budoh
Voiced by: Kazuo Hayashi
- Animal Motifs: Like most of Zahab's higher-level minions, Budoh has an aquatic animal motif. In this case, a manta ray.
- Benevolent Boss: He mournfully thanks his Monster of the week for their services whenever one falls in battle.
- Clear My Name: He dedicated the last moments of his life to show that he's no traitor. It failed, but Zahab already found out that he's not guilty at all.
- Foil: Pretty much the polar opposite of his predecessor Sambash. Budoh is a loyal and honorable samurai and his Majins similarly acted in a disciplined and dignified manner whereas Sambash is a trigger-happy, "shoot first, ask question never" hooligan in charge of a bunch of rowdy, thuggish monsters.
- Noble Demon: While he's certainly antagonistic for the Gingamen and plans to revive Daitanix, Budoh is a man of honor, loyalty and usually plays fair against the Gingamen.
- Warrior Poet: He usually finishes his plan exposition with a Haiku, and he has a sword that cuts through metal.
Spectral Empress Iliess
Voiced by: Gara Takashima
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: While the deaths of both her daughters don't seem to affect her at all, she does show sadness for the desth of her brother Despias.
- Evil Matriarch: She is the mother of MedouMedou and MerudaMeruda.
- Evil Sorceress: The Balban pirates' magic specialist who opted for the use of spells and ritual to accomplish her goals.
- Demoted to Extra: In Lost Galaxy
- Foil: To her eventual successor Battobas. Iliess never hide the fact her loyalty to Zahab only extended as much as he was willing to pay her for her services. Battobas was effectively described as Zahab's "right hand arm" and was by far the most loyal of all the captain's generals. Ilies's monsters were mythological-themed magic users like her. Battobas' monsters were all weaponry/machinery themed robots.
- Greed: Request monetary award from Zahab everytime her plans were about to succeed only to fail because of the Gingamen. Zahab eventually get bored with this and reduces her award by one for each day that her plan fail and planned to get rid of her even her plan succeeded.
- Immortality Immorality: Stated that even if she is to be destroyed she can never die. That is, if her Resurrection Ceremony isn't interrupted.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: In framing Budoh as a traitor, she ended up causing a series of events that resulted in the Gingamen claiming the Ginga Lights.
- The Starscream: Plotted along with Bucrates to remove Budoh from command by framing him for treason.They succeeded, though only because Zahab let them believe they played him for fools and was setting up their own defeat in retribution.
- Too Dumb to Live: Mentioning that you will become a powerful magic gem when you die wasn't too smart in front of Zahab.
Destruction King Battobas
Voiced by: Takeshi Watabe
- An Axe to Grind: wielded a large battle axe in combat.
- The Brute: The Balban Pirates' weapon specialist who preferred brute force over less violent approaches to fulfill his mission
- The Dragon: Arguably Zahab's personal friend and right-hand man despite having four generals.
- Eaten Alive: Ends up being eaten by the Earth Demon Beast (Which is pretty clearly a hand puppet swallowing an action figure).
- Demoted to Extra: In Lost Galaxy
- Foil: To his predecessor Iliess. Battobas was effectively described as Zahab's "right hand arm" and was by far the most loyal of all the captain's generals. Iliess never hide the fact her loyalty to Zahab only extended as much as he was willing to pay her for her services. Battobas' monsters were all weaponry/machinery themed robots. Ilies's monsters were mythological-themed magic users like her.
- Shoot the Dog: Used Biznella as a human shield by forcefully enlarging him with Balba-X to distract the Gingamen. He's not happy with betraying Biznella's trust, but has no other choice anyway.
Dark Merchant Biznella
Voiced by: Kaneto Shiozawa
- Ambiguous Robots: Looks totally robotic, but then he mutates...
- Arch-Enemy: Established a rivalry with Hikaru when they first meet in his debut episode, which makes it fitting that Hikaru was a driving factor to his death.
- The Dragon: To Battobas.
- Et Tu, Brute?: Battobas is forced to backstab Biznella, saying "no hard feelings" to him.
- Evil Makes You Ugly: Not that isn't a bad guy already, but he becomes much more hideous after Ginga Yellow threw him into the Extreme Growth Extract.
- Faux Affably Evil: Acts and sounds formal and suave even when being antagonistic to the Gingamen but when things go south for him, he seethes in anger towards them.
- Karmic Death: Was the one responsible for the mechanization of the lost Starbeasts. In return, the Steel Starbeasts help out on defeating the enlarged Biznella.
- Killed Off for Real: In episode 47, after being mutated and forcibly enlarged, at the hands of Super Armor Shine GingaiOh and the Steel Starbeasts.
- Undying Loyalty: Has made transactions with Zahab and Battobas in the past and is just as loyal to the captain as all his other generals are, even when Zahab took his ship and later made him perform his own scheme.
- Villainous Breakdown: The very moment he got mutated, courtesy of Hikaru, he officially lost it upon being defeated and enlarged, all culminating in his death.
- Villainous Friendship: Has known Battobas for a very long time and became very touched with reuinting with him that he forgot to formally address himself to Zahab first and when Zahab confiscated most of his stuff as restitution for the Steel Starbeasts broken free from his control, Battobas offered to look after Biznella. Which makes Biznella very upset when Battobas reluctantly enlarged him after being defeated in his mutated state.
Demon Beast Daitanix
- Breath Weapon: It can fire a stream of blue energy out of its mouth.
- Came Back Wrong: After being fully revived, it is revealed that Daitanix is rotting away, and will ultimately perish.
- Living MacGuffin: The majority of the Balban's schemes revolved around reviving Daitanix.
- Notzilla: A rampaging giant lizard with a Breath Weapon attack.
- Planet Eater: It can devour whole planets, compressing the cores into jewels which grant immortality.
- Tail Slap: One of its attacks.
- Taken for Granite: It was sealed in stone by the ancient Ginga Tribe. While the seal breaking awakened the Balban, Daitanix remained sealed, requiring the Barban to find a way to awaken it.
Voiced by: Koji Ochiai
- Heroic Sacrifice: He jumps into the Mt. Kongou crater to redeem himself.
- It's Personal: After Krantz was killed by the Balban, he sought to exact revenge on them.
- Redemption Equals Death: Thanks to Hyuuga, Bull Black decides to redeem himself by jumping into the crater he himself created.
- Together in Death: Bull Black's sacrifice allows him to reunite with Krantz in the afterlife.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He's willing to exact revenge on the Balban for Krantz's death even if it means killing innocent humans in doing so.
- Mr. Exposition: He helps the Gingamen understand more about modern-day civilizations, given they're from a 3,000-year-old ancient tribe.
- No Respect Guy: His own son regularly gives him Dope Slaps.
- Picture Books: He writes picture books for children, including Yuuta.
- Tagalong Chronicler: Once he invites the Gingamen to his home, he writes books about their journeys.
- Skeptic No Longer: At the beginning of the series, he disbelieves his father's notion that the Ginga Forest is alive until he sees the rebirth of the 133rd Gingamen for himself.