- Animal-Themed Superbeing: The rangers are based on constellations, which are all animals. Tenbin Gold is the exception, being based on Libra the Scales.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: All of the Kyurangers have an extraordinary ability or a profession that makes them special. Then there's Kajiki Yellow, who's only a chef. Then again master chefs can perform some very well skilled cuts of meat and the like, not to mention that someone has to keep the rebellion fed.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: The Ursa Major Kyutama allows Koguma Skyblue to grow a couple-dozen feet and make ragdolls of the Mooks.
- The Chosen Many: The Kyurangers are a legend that in times of trouble they will rise and save the universe.
- Convenient Coma: Like Tatsumori Yamada five years ago, the Aries Kyutama can induce this in its target.
- Cool Starship: The Voyagers, which also double as the team's Mecha. Their home base, the Orion, counts too.
- Elemental Powers: The majority of the Kyurangers seems to have a different element or ability. Some stem from their own biologynote , while others require the use of their Kyutama.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: As part of the Non-Standard Character Design, several of the rangers have asymmetric visors, which is mostly unheard of for the franchise, in fact only the Gold, Black, and Yellow rangers have symmetric visors.
- Finishing Move: All Kyurangers have two Galaxy finishers, the All-star Crash fired from their Seiza Blasters, and the other using their individual Kyu Weapons. And when all five activate a Galaxy while piloting Kyuren-Oh, they can unleash the robot's Super Galaxy finisher.
- Ryu Commander has the Dragon Crash, where after channeling power from his Kyutama through the Ryuusueder, it is fired out as a projection of the Ryu Voyager, which blasts through whatever's in front of it.
- Fun with Acronyms: Their main ship, the Orion, stands for Offensive Resistance Interstellar Orbiter of REBELLION.
- Hope Bringer: The fact that they can fight back against Jark Matter and win makes them this for everyone crushed under Jark Matter's boot. This is shown in greater detail in Space 5 as the formerly despairing citizens on Earth see them dishing out a Curb-Stomp Battle to Jark Matter and begin to cheer them on under their breath. Kotaro specifically wants to join the Kyurangers so he can help bring hope to his homeworld.
- Human Alien: Five members of the team (Lucky, Hammie, Spada, Ray and Stinger) play this straight; the other four avert it, of which Garu is the only organic being. Of the five human aliens, only Lucky and Spada lack any alien traits.
- In a Single Bound: The Lepus Kyutama allows the user to jump over high altitudes.
- La Résistance: Their team was formed to end Jark Matter's rule. Their group is literally called "Rebellion".
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Scutum Kyutama creates a barrier of energy shield in front of the user.
- Making a Splash: Aquarius Kyutama fires a high-pressure water jet.
- Me's a Crowd: The Gemini Kyutama allows the rangers to make copies to themselves.
- Multicultural Team: Each of them hail from different systems banding together to fight Jark Matter. One of the taglines when advertising the show was "Humans?! Beastmen?! Robots?! Unite!"
- Non-Uniform Uniform: Beyond usual things such as the suit colors and helmet designs, each ranger also has additional features, Shishi Red being the exception.
- Sasori Orange has a stinger tail both in and out of suit.
- Ookami Blue has fur coming out of his helmet, blue fur adorning the entire suit, beast-clawed patterns on his gloves and boots, and his lips have fangs. His helmet also has ear-like protrusions.
- Tenbin Gold and Oushi Black have a more armored form than the others, and looks somewhat mechanical.
- Oushi Black has a much bulkier body than the others, as well as the horns of his visor extending past the helmet. He actually retains most of his unmorphed look.
- Hebitsukai Silver has a scale pattern going down his suit.
- Chameleon Green has two chameleon eyes extending from the top of the helmet.
- Washi Pink has a pair of small wings on her back.
- Kajiki Yellow has the front of his visor extend forward, much like a sword.
- Ryu Commander comes with a Badass Longcoat.
- Koguma Skyblue has mittens and a scarf.
- Houou Soldier's suit is more "metallic", and his helmet and collar are designed to look like a large kyutama, albeit one with a comm device on the side.
- Perpetual Frowner: Most of their visor helmet have frowned lips molded onto them.
- Power Pincers: The Cancer Kyutama creates an enormous energy-claw to capture and crush the user's target.
- Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The team is made up of aliens from different backgrounds. See also Team Spirit for an intentional invocation of this trope.
- Rain of Arrows: Sagittarius Kyutama's special attack
- Red Baron: In addition to their civilian and code names, each member comes with a moniker:
- Lucky/Shishi Red: Super Star
- Stinger/Sasori Orange: Poison Star
- Garu/Ookami Blue: Beast Star
- Balance/Tenbin Gold: Trick Starnote
- Champ/Oushi Black: Ring Star
- Naga Ray/Hebitsukai Silver: Silent Star
- Hammie/Chameleon Green: Shinobi Star
- Raptor/Washi Pink: Speed Starnote
- Spada/Kajiki Yellow: Food Mei-Starnote
- Shou/Ryu Commander: Dragon Ma-Starnote
- Kotaro/Koguma Skyblue: Big Star
- Tsurugi/Houou Solider: Space Bu-Starnote
- Snakes Are Sinister: The Serpens Kyutama summons several slithering serpents and basically throws them at the enemy.
- Summon Bigger Fish: Quite literally, with the Pisces Kyutama.
- Superpower Lottery: The Saiko Kyutama gives its user the vast powers of Orion and the universe as a whole. It has two scarves that can grab opponents and pull them in for attacks. It can summon every weapon from every Kyuranger, and in Tsurugi's case call his two individually, or together, and have them all maul foes. It can bend space to allow for enemy attacks to be redirected back at them, or to allow for teleportation. And for its All-Star finisher, it literally drops all the local stars onto whatever schmuck the Rangers are fighting.
- Team Spirit: While it is a given since it's Super Sentai, there's a peculiar case for the Kyurangers. The directors stated in the website that they wanted the Kyurangers to be like a Japanese soccer team, giving each member its pillar and quirk to support the team. It is also a possible hint of the number of rangers in the team.
- This is highlighted when the core nine finally unite in Space 5. The tide immediately shifts in their favor, and literally nothing can stop them, as everyone's unique abilities blend perfectly.
- The Power of the Sun: Half of the Shining Kyutama, along with Lunacy, which enhances not just Lucky into Solar and Lunar modes, but also Balance and Garu respectively in its premiere.
- Wall Crawl: The Lacerta Kyutama gives the user this ability
- Weapon of Choice: All nine of the core team use Kyu the Weapon to form theirs. What makes this unique is that nothing prevents them from using another form besides their preferences, and that nine weapons can be formed out of just three parts, the Hilt, the Core, and the Blade. It even beats out previous examples of weapon versatility.
- Shou prefers his Dragon Staff, which can turn into a rifle and is fantastic when combined with his Cane Fu.
- Kotaro uses his scarf... no, seriously. It's weighted, so it serves as an Epic Flail. Space 21 reveals that he can wield Kyu weapons too, though he seems to prefer Stinger's Kyu Spear.
- Houou Soldier uses the Houou Sword and Shield, which also doubles as his Transformation Trinket.
Portrayed by Takumi Kizu (live), Masashi Takada (suit)
Young Lucky Portrayed by: Rei Tanaka
A traveling warrior who was born in the Leo System. He has an amazing amount of luck, which helps him both in life and in the battlefield.
- All Your Powers Combined: As Shishi Red Orion, he can summon the other Kyurangers' weapons at once in addition to his own.
- Audience Surrogate: Lucky is generally out of the loop when it comes to practically anything to do with Jark Matter. The others usually have to explain things to him for his benefit (as well as the audience's).
- Awesome Moment of Crowning: Gets one at the end of Space 37 after being recognized as the heir to the throne of his planet.
- Born Lucky: His name is literally called "Lucky".
- Subverted in Space 6 where it is shown that a lot of his "luck" comes down to him having a positive attitude and not giving up easily. It's implied that a lot of his luck isn't because he was born lucky, it's because he keeps an open mind and will work hard to make them work in his favor. Though Shou does admit that his positivity does attract the luck he sees.
- His luck completely fails him in Space 11, shaking him to his core. Taken with Shou's explanation in 6, the implication is that he's actually Born Unlucky and makes an effort to swing an upside out of his mishaps, making him Unluckily Lucky.
- Catchphrase: "Yossha, lucky!" note
- He also has another one: "Yosh, undameshi da!" note
- And after finishing a fight he has "Good Luck!"
- Colony Drop: Shooting stars are a frequent motif for him. They're associated with his voyager, Transformation Name Announcement, and were even part of Establishing Character Moment as a warrior and Kyuranger.
- Cool Sword: His Kyu Sword.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Implied in the end of Space 11 where he has a Flashback to what is presumably his childhood—which would be him as a child, standing in destroyed, burning building and bawling his eyes out.
- Eventually, it's revealed that as a child, he was separated from his parents and sent to live on another planet, much like Superman. As it turns out, he's the prince of the entire Leo System, and his father, the king, was secretly brainwashed to be subservient to Jark Matter while a decoy was put in his place.
- Determinator: Survives the cold and vacuum of space through sheer force of will.
- Distinction Without a Difference: Lucky hits this in Space 3 when he attempts to stop Champ from fighting Stinger. Telling him to stop his revenge and in return he'll(Lucky) will help him get vengeance instead. Champ lampshades that it doesn't really make any sense.
- Dumbass Has a Point: In Space 3 when the team is discussing that Jark Matter is using a device that will blow up a planet, Lucky is happy as he points out that not only do they know what is causing the danger to the planet but also how to stop it. Similarly he stops Champ from trying to kill Stinger as he points out they need all 9 Kyurangers to win and that if Stinger has a Kyutama means that he can't be a bad person.
- Dynamic Entry: One of the most epic ones on record. Doesn't get much more dynamic than riding a meteor shower into battle.
- The Empath: He's incredibly perceptive to his teammates' problems and is willing to go above and beyond to help them. He's also able to tell if someone's a good person or not just by observing them, a standout example being correctly guessing that Balance wouldn't be able to leave him and Naga to die.
- Cast in a similar mold as Daigo Kiryu and Takaharu Igasaki for being a Hot-Blooded and rather Idiotic red leader of the group. As the series goes on however, he also show some shades of Jin and Captain Marvelous when it comes to his leadership skills and his backstory as a prince of the Leo system also makes him one to Ahim de Famille as well.
- Four-Philosophy Ensemble: Described as an optimist. In Space 4, he demonstrates some realist traits but keeping his optimism intact.
- Fire Is Red: He is the red ranger, and the element associated to him is fire.
- Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Is on the receiving end of this in Space 12, courtesy of Garu storming in and punching him in the face.
- Hard Work Hardly Works: Averted. While he does have extraordinary good luck, he is also willing to work long and hard to make something work out for the better, as seen in Space 6 where spend long hours trying to master the group exercise, long after many of the team gave up after it immediately didn't become clear how it was beneficial to them.
- Heroic BSoD: In Space 11 and 12, His defeat with Ikagen totally make him feeling depressed and making him thinking, he is unlucky. Given in his backstory.
- Heroic Willpower: To an absurd degree. Not only did he survive the cold and the vacuum of space by simply refusing to die, his reason of wanting to be a Kyuranger sees him chosen by the burning constellation of Leo.
- Space 4 shows him yell down a group of Earthlings that living without a dream is not living at all, blasting them for giving up as they have.
- Hot-Blooded: Practically boiling. Given that Leo's powers are also flame based, this is appropriate.
- The Idealist Was Right: In Space 4, Lucky's insistence on letting Raptor join the fight was met with resistance by pretty much everybody. However, his belief that letting people live their dreams inspired and gave Raptor enough courage to awaken her Kyuranger powers.
- Idiot Hero: Subverted. When the team is discussing Jark Matter, as in the evil empire who has taken over dozens of galaxies, he has no idea who they even are Actual context , giving a bad impression about his ignorance. Later scenes has him giving his own insights on other people, however. For example, through his fight/talk with Garu, he is able to understand his despair over losing his loved ones and assure him the he would not be weak enough to fall under Jark Matter, giving him hope to fight alongside his team.
- Image Song: Lucky Smile.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Some of his team members tend to disagree with his optimism, but he keeps being optimistic no matter what. As the series progress, he even encourages the team to take on his mindset and be heroes regardless of personal problems. Lucky always plays the hero either for his teammates or citizens. Even when it gets tough to keep his optimism, Lucky still keeps it up.
- Instant Expert: Downplayed. Though he fights incredibly well the first time he ever transforms into a Kyuranger, it's mostly through observing what the other Kyurangers do with sheer dumb luck filling in the rest. This is Played for Laughs when he is able to perfectly copy Hammie's pose when transforming after watching her do it once in Transformation Lessons 1. She wasn't amused especially as she revealed she spent a lot of time practicing to get it right.
- Iron Butt-Monkey: Has some shades of this; while his luck usually works out in the end, it doesn't stop him being the victim of misfortune beforehand. Space 17 makes this into Overly Long Gag as Lucky gets repeatedly punched across the place by Shaidos.
- Karmic Jackpot: As Shou notes in Space 6, Lucky's positive attitude is rewarded by the good luck he attracts. Apparently he is a believer in the Golden Rule.
- King of Beasts: His animal motif, based on Leo the Lion. Fittingly, his Voyager is much bigger than the others and forms the frame of Kyuren-Oh.
- Law of Chromatic Superiority: His voyager is the biggest of the core nine, and forms the bulk of Kyuren-Oh.
- The Leader: Space 4 fully cements this, as well as highlighting that while simplistic, Lucky is in no way dumb. He cares for his team and will do whatever he can to help them, but also isn't afraid to call them out if he feels they're wrong. He even admits to Raptor that his dream is to fight and help his new comrades. It's his positive encouragement of Raptor, as well as chiding Spada for (unintentionally) trying to squash her dream that sees Raptor gaining her powers.
- Literal Split Personality: Due to the Shining Kyutama. Solar mode makes Lucky cheerful and energetic, while Lunar makes him calm and thoughtful. Both pair well with Balance, and Garu's changes.
- Magnetic Hero: He was the one who convinced Garu to stand and fight Jark Matter, as well as convincing Balance and Naga to join him and having unwavering faith in his comrades. He even manages to convince Tsurugi to come off his high horse and accept the Kyurangers' assistance.
- Meaningful Name: His name is Lucky. He's really Lucky.
- Mundane Utility: When Mecha-Madako takes his, Sparda's and Kotaro's weapon, he simply calls on new ones using the power of Orion Kyutama.
- No Indoor Voice: Fitting with his Hot-Blooded nature.
- Oh, Crap!: He has this expression when he realized that Balance did sell him out in Space 2. Luckily for him and Ray, Balance had a change of heart.
- Only Sane Man: Despite his passionate and dumb demeanor, he is usually the one who keeps the team mission-oriented, regardless of the current circumstances. He keeps himself practical and encouraging for his team, is dedicated to his job, and is more reasonable than he lets on.
- Our Hero Is Dead: The end of episode 29.
- The Pollyanna: Shou implies that this trait is actually why he's so lucky; being in a constant state of positivity makes everything seem like good-fortune to him. However, it's implied that even he has a Dark and Troubled Past, as well as that said positivity actually does generate good luck.
- Playing with Fire: A trail of fire that's left behind Kyu Sword's slash energy implies that this is his personal element.
- Power of Trust: His key source of success which make him able to change the table of situation.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Both. The red to Tsurugi's blue,The blue to Garu's red despite their suit's colors.
- Rookie Red Ranger: Downplayed. He first meets the Kyurangers by stumbling upon Chameleon Green, Oushi Black and Kajiki Yellow in the middle of a fight and joined around the same time as Garu. The team is still incomplete by then.
- Zigzags back when you remember Stinger was a spy for the resistance that Green, Black, and Yellow were unaware of, which would mean Stinger would make Lucky the fifth member to join the team.
- Shaming the Mob: In Space 4, when the citizens scolded the Kyurangers for resisting Jark Matter, he instead rebuked them by saying that they were willing to sacrifice their children to A Fate Worse Than Death.
- Does this again in Space 20, where Scorpio forcing the team into being Public Enemy No.1 causes people to stone them. Lucky wouldn't mind being hit himself, but gets really riled up when one stone nearly hits Kotaro.
- Signature Move: Regulus Impact
- Skilled, but Naïve: It stems from his Born Lucky traits getting him out of trouble.
- Smarter Than You Look: He seems like an Idiot Hero but is actually more aware of their mission than he lets on, and he is shown to be quite adept at reading people.
- Super Mode: Shishi Red Orion, which is essentially a Sentai version of Gaim's Kiwami Arms, except it doesn't turn the user into something else.
- Support Party Member:
- The Hikari Kyutama makes him into one if Balance or Garu is on the team. Not that it doesn't make Lucky stronger, but sunlight makes Balance stronger and moonlight does the same for Garu.
- Shishi Red Orion can lend some of those multiple weapons to his teammates if need be.
- Sword Beam: How he uses his Signature Move.
- Uncatty Resemblance: He and Garu have this but less on the physical side, more on the history and personality. Both are tragic characters who lost their home and family through Jark Matter, while both are also reckless and itching for a fight. Small wonder they bonded together to form a close relationship.
- Warrior Therapist: He managed to reignite Garu's fighting spirit with some well placed words while fistfighting him. He qualifies.
- What the Hell, Hero?: In Space 4, he calls out Spada's Cruel to Be Kind attitude towards Raptor's dream.
- He gets justifiedly angry at Stinger for acting like an idiot and trying to get himself killed due to his standoffish attitude in Space 20.
Shishi Voyager-Voyager Unit 01
- Height- 17.5 metersWidth- 38.0 metersLength- 38.0 metersWeight- 1,100 tonsSpeed- Mach 1.2 (Mid-flight)Output- 9,000,000 horsepower
- Cool Starship: While all of the Voyagers invoke this, Shishi Voyager is most notable due to being much larger and detailed.
- Colony Drop: During any Finishing Move involving Kajiki Voyager, Shishi aides by hurling meteors at the foe.
- King of Beasts: Being based on Leo the Lion.
- Large and in Charge: The biggest of the core Voyagers, and forms the core of Kyuren-Oh.
- Tank Goodness: Several of its features invoke this.
Portrayed by Yosuke Kishi (live), Yasuhiko Imai (suit)
Young Stinger Portrayed by: Hinata Igarash
A mysterious veteran warrior from the Scorpius System who utilizes venomous techniques. Hails from a planet that fell to Jark Matter, betrayed by his own older brother. Works as a Rebellion spy within Jark Matter.
- Anger Born of Worry: His behavior towards Kotaro is Space 11 was born of a desire to prevent him from getting drunk on power like Scorpio did.
- The Atoner: At first, it seems as if it's because he feels regret for killing Professor Anton. However, it's revealed that he regrets not being able to stop his brother from killing Professor Anton - he was not responsible.
- Badass Long Coat: He gets one after being promoted to Commander sometime through the time skip between defeat of Don Armage and Where they are now? meet up at the end of #48.
- Berserk Button: Don't mess with his teammates (especially Champ or Kotaro).
- Beware My Stinger Tail: Has one as part of his uniform and his unmorphed appearance.
- Blade on a Stick: His Kyu Spear.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: In Space 20, courtesy of being poisoned by his brother.
- Butt-Monkey: In the JRPG parody that is majority of Space 39. After being turned into clown, he is forced to act like one and be The Load of the party. It's somewhat depressing experience for him until the end where he manages to save Champ.
- Cain and Abel: The Abel to Scorpio's Cain, perhaps so.
- The Comically Serious: No matter the situation, he remains calm and collected. In Space 6 when Raptor attempted to recall him for dance practice, his response was in essence "Nope."
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: A powerful poison known as Antares. In his second battle against Scorpio, he stung himself with a steroid that increases his fighting abilities at a cost of his life. This backfires as not only he still cannot overpower Scorpio this way, Scorpio stung him so that he would spend his remaining life Brainwashed and Crazy.
- Despair Event Horizon: Loses all hope when his only family member was evil all along, to the point he asks him to kill him.
- Foil: His backstory makes him one to Garu as they both lost their clans to Jark Matter. The difference is while Garu's clan was destroyed by Jark Matter's might, Stinger's clan was betrayed by his older brother. This leads to Garu feeling that Jark Matter is invincible and giving up while Stinger is obsessed with finding his brother.
- The Hermit: Said to hate interacting with others. Space 5 shows there's a very good reason for that. He does become somewhat more comfortable around his teamates as time passes.
- Heroic BSoD: Space 16, once Scorpio revealed himself to be Evil All Along, to the point that he asked his brother to kill him. It also influences most of his following actions until Space 20.
- Image Song: Song of Sasori.
- Ineffectual Loner: He insist on carrying things by himself stated by Champ. Part of his Fatal Flaw. Lucky is quite displeased with how his distrusting attitude almost led him to death. He remembers the lesson and calls Champ out on his attitude in Space 34.
- It's All My Fault: Kotaro says that Stinger blames himself for events of Space 16 while talking to the other Kyurangers in Space 17.
- It Has Been an Honor: Says this in message he left for the team before heading off to die fighting his brother .
- The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: Of the core 9, he's the only one who doesn't have an Early-Bird Cameo in the first episodenote , the only "human" ranger to have a physical feature related to his motif (his tail), and is the only one who is outright hostile towards the team when he first encounters themnote .
- Little Bit Beastly: His tail is part of his natural body.
- The Mole: He was this for Shou Ronpo in Jark Matter until Space 5 where he is outed as one.
- Not So Above It All: He does some awkward, vaguely dance-like movements to match others while they celebrate Naga's return. He freezes with both hands up in I give up sort of gesture for a moment when Echidna enters the room.
- He shares Champ's 1-2-3-MOO! with everyone in Space 39.
- A Day in the Limelight: Episode of Stinger is this for him and Champ. It takes place between Space 13 and 16, when they were on their own, searching for Scorpio.
- Poisonous Person: With his stinger techniques. His debut showcases just how effective his venom is. It can render those it affects immobile for an extended period, even mechanical lifeforms like Balance, and robots like Champ.
- This ability also works in reverse, with his stinger tail being able to apply an antidote to his species venom as well. This is part of why Champ confused him for Anton's murderer.
- Post-Victory Collapse: He collapses after destroying Champ's berserk circuit in Space 39. It was located side by side with Champ's heart so if he was just a little off on either side he would destroy his only chance or Champ's life. You can see the tip of tail shake with anxiety. Champ catches him and helps him up.
- The Quiet One: He rarely talks through the first half of the story, but starts speaking up as he gets more open with others and less dependant on his stoic mask to sort things out for him.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes briefly glow purple as his brother's poison is starting to take effect.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: His brother's betrayal set him onto this as show in Shou Ronpo's memories. Then there is the fight with his brother in Space 16 that combines this with Heroic BSoD, nigh Inelegant Blubbering and Angrish.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Champ and Kotaro's red.
- Scary Scorpions: His animal motif, based on Scorpius the Scorpion.
- Signature Move: Antares Impact
- The Stoic: Keeps a straight face against anything. It doesn't matter whether it's Shou Ronpo's antics or Orion making suicide trip into the Sun. This is turned against him every so often.
- This Cannot Be!: His reaction to meeting his brother for the first time in years.
- Took a Level in Badass: His childhood memories show him as a crybaby picked on by other members of his tribe. He went from there to one of the most powerful members of the team.
- Tragic Keepsake: It turns out that his pendant is one that belonged to his brother, Scorpio. It was given to him in happier times before Scorpio betrayed their people to Jark Matter.
- Used to Be a Sweet Child: Young Stinger was a nice kid protected by his brother. Present Stinger is calm and collected outside and complete mess inside. While he usually keeps the act up, anything regarding his brother can break it to some degree ranging from woobish moment to Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
- As the load of Heartwarming in Space 21 shows this still somewhat applies as despite being adult and jaded, Stinger has the traits of a dork deep down.
- Wild Card: He appears in Space 3 attacking the other Kyurangers and doesn't join the group by the end of the episode. While he is currently working with Jark Matter, he has no loyalty to the group even killing Moretsuyoindaver for getting in the way of his fight with Lucky. And as Lucky states he has a Kyutama meaning he's part of the legend to save the Universe. Additionally, Stinger himself admits that his murder of Professor Anton was a sin he intends to atone for. Space 5 reveals he's actually a mole for the Kyurangers
- Wouldn't Hurt a Child: In Space 5 he states he would never kill children.
- This temporarily changes in Space 20. He goes after Kotaro under the influence of Scorpio's poison.
- World's Best Warrior: Known as the strongest warrior in his galaxy. Space 3 shows that this is mighty accurate, as he's physically strong enough to lift, throw, and duel with a robot built for physical power.
Sasori Voyager-Voyager Unit 02
- Height- 17.5 metersWidth- 17.7 metersLength- 25.7 metersWeight- 300 tonsSpeed- 200 km/hour (on land)Output- 2,600,000 horsepower
Portrayed by Kazuya Nakai (voice), Yasuhiro Takeuchi (on-set performer)
A bipedal wolf being from the Lupus System. He possesses incredible speed and strength, but is known to be impatient. He lost his pride after seeing his clan getting killed by Jark Matter.
- Absurdly Sharp Claws: Both in civilian and ranger form.
- Adventure Rebuff: Even though he had a Kyutama it wouldn't react to him due to his belief that Jark Matter could never be stopped. This changes when Lucky's words and the Kyurangers refusal to give in reignite his will to fight.
- Animal Stereotypes: He is aggressive and hostile to those who show hostility to him, but loyal and a good friend to people he deems good.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: A platonic version, he trusts Lucky the most due to Lucky helping him out in Space 1. His wording of some phrases in later episodes however, implies that Garu's feelings are less than platonic.
- Blood Knight: Claims the only reason he's a Kyuranger is to tear Jark Matter apart. Given what they did to his clansmen, it's actually a sympathetic motive.
- Book Dumb: Said to be a bit of an idiot, but still a reliable fighter. Best emphasized in Space 34, where he's the only person who falls for Champ's Paper-Thin Disguise, which causes the rest of the team to ask if he's stupid or something.
- Butt-Monkey: Gets put through quite the wringer in Space 14. Worth noting is that Spada using the Pisces Kyutama summons a big healthy fish for him to prepare and serve, while Garu winds up with a vicious alien piranha that tries to eat his face.
- Canine Companion: His profile makes a note that he should stick with Lucky to change his fate. Very evident in Space 2, as he gives Lucky the Seiza Blasters without hesitation since he trusts him in finding additional Kyurangers.
- In Space 5 when Lucky steps ahead of the team, Garu follows behind him immediately, standing just behind him.
- Disguised in Drag: In Space 14, he receives the Otome Kyutama from Shou and used it to disguise himself as a geisha by mistake. It surprisingly works, since the Monster of the Week falls for him.
- In his character data from the photobook, it says that crossdressing is his specialty, despite hating it.
- Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: In Space 12, he storms up to a moping Lucky and punches him in the face, reminding him of how he managed to raise Garu's spirits and that the group still believes in his luck.
- Glass Cannon: Downplayed example - as noted below, he has been subjected to several thrashings just to showcase how powerful the enemies are, but he never comes close to cracking. However, while he may not be able to take damage, he is more than capable of dishing it out, being very fast and hitting very hard, although he's not as fast as Raptor, making him this trope instead of Fragile Speedster.
- Heroic BSoD: The deaths of his clansmen at the hands of Jark Matter broke his spirit and left him without hope that they could ever be defeated. Seeing the Kyurangers in action however reignited that hope.
- Heroic Resolve: Had to rekindle his before his Kyutama would accept him. After he does, he's among the first into battle, no matter the odds.
- Interspecies Romance: In Kyuranger vs. Space Squad, he's shown to have married a human woman and started a family.
- The Lancer: Lucky's main backup, and often the one seconding his decisions.
- Leeroy Jenkins: He suggested that once they have all nine Kyurangers they go straight for Jark Matter's home base.
- Lunacy: Can be powered up by moonlight, and in a subversion of the normal effects, actually becomes calmer and smarter. Real useful if he fights alongside Shishi Red Moon.
- Manly Tears: His tone in Space 12 upon seeing Lucky return from his funk and deliver his catchphrase after making a huge amount of clones implies this (even though we don't see him actually crying).
- My Greatest Failure: The death of his clan.
- Noble Wolf: His animal motif, based on Lupus the Wolf. Also literally one too.
- Non-Uniform Uniform: His Ookami Blue suit is the only Kyuranger suit with fur.
- Platonic Declaration of Love: His rousing speech towards Lucky in Space 12. "You are the man I fell in love with!"note is a literal translation, but can be interpreted as "You're the man who won me over." What that means about Garu's feelings towards Lucky depends on interpretation at this point.
- Primal Stance: While he could normally stand, in battle he prefers to be on all fours or crouching. He ditches this if he's under the effects of Moonlight, assuming an upright stance.
- Punny Name: Derived from "garuru," the sound of a wolf's growling. Also possibly based on the French word for werewolf, "loup-garou" (literally "wolf-man").
- Red Oni, Blue Oni:The red to Lucky's blue despite their suit's colors.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After getting his fighting spirit back he resolves to tear Jark Matter apart, partly out of a desire to avenge his clan and partly because he knows it's the right thing to do.
- Signature Move: Lupulus Impact
- Survivor's Guilt: Being the only one left of his family gives him a hard time fighting back against Jark Matter. Seeing the Kyurangers and especially Lucky gave him the courage to fight on.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Aside from his favorite food being "Lucky's favorite food", he also has a penchant for curry. He ate one so fast in one episode even.
- Uncatty Resemblance: He and Lucky have this but less on the physical side, more on the history and personality. Both are tragic characters who lost their home and family through Jark Matter, while both are also reckless and itching for a fight. Small wonder they bonded together to form a close relationship.
- Undying Loyalty: To his teammates, but most of all Lucky, as he was the person who got him to stand up and fight.
- Verbal Tic: "-gari!"note Downplayed in that he doesn't use it nearly as much as other examples of this trope.
- Wolverine Claws: His Kyu Claw.
- Wolf Man: A bipedal wolf. He's much like Doggie Kruger or a Wolf Zyuman.
- Worf Effect: Has been subjected to several curbstomps to showcase how powerful the enemies are.
Ookami Voyager-Voyager Unit 03
- Height- 12.2 metersWidth- 13.4 metersLength- 25.1 metersWeight- 400 tonsSpeed- 400 km/hour (on land)Output- 3,600,000 horsepower
Portrayed by Yuki Ono (voice), Masaru Ohbayashi (on-set performer)
A mechanical lifeform from the Libra System. He has the ability to control other machines.
- Agent Peacock: He is incredibly campy, foppish, and materialistic... and yet is also a highly skilled badass thief with control over technology. He also speaks in a similar way to a Gyaru Girl, or a Valley Girl depending on which translation you go with.
- Automatic Crossbow: Uses the Kyu Crossbow.
- Becoming the Mask: He originally only brought Naga along to use his desire to have emotions to help with his escape when he committed a robbery at Naga's native Ophiuchus System. With time, however, Balance came to truly care for Naga's well-being and became more earnest in helping him find his emotions, something he fully realizes once Akyanba turns him to her side.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: In the second episode, he acts friendly to Lucky but planned to give him to Jark Matter. He changed his mind at the last minute.
- Catchphrase: Goisu! note
- He also has agepoyo (super awesome).
- Combat Tentacles: Is able to sprout metallic tendrils from his wrists for combat or to hack into computer systems.
- False Friend: Initially played straight, but ultimately subverted. Naga says that Balance always tells him what to do and Balance has admitted to having picked up Naga only out of convinience. Events between Space 26 and Space 31 prove Balance deeply cares about Naga now and can't imagine living without him.
- Gentleman Thief: Said to be one, with his partner Naga Ray.
- The Glomp: He tackles Naga in Space 31 like this while crying his name and getting these cartoonish tears streaming down his faceplate.
- HeelFace Turn: At first, Balance was only planning on turning in Lucky for a chance to rob Jark Matter. He changed his mind when he saw that Naga was in danger and joined the Kyurangers.
- Heroic BSoD: Goes into a massive one in Space 28 after his downright suicidal attempts to bring back Naga still fail.
- Image Song: Super Awesome Dance (shares with Naga)
- Libra is a constellation that represents the scales of justice; Balance is a thief.
- Balance is born on March 26, making him an Aries, which is the opposite of Libra on the zodiac wheel.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Incredibly Lame Pun aside, he'll set his goals aside for Naga's sake.
- Large Ham: Oh so hammy.
- Mechanical Lifeform: Is from a race of robot-like non-organic creatures.
- Non-Uniform Uniform: His team jacket is actually just a new paint job, and his Tenbin Gold suit has additional armor plates and a mouth grill instead of molded lips.
- Odd Name Out: All of the members have an animal theme to them...except for this guy, who's themed after balancing scales.
- Power of the Sun: He's solar powered and, when in the light of Leo Red Sun, becomes powered up and very hyper.
- Really 700 Years Old: Is easily the oldest of the Kyurangers at 300 years old. According to him, he's actually one of the youngest members of his clan.
- Space 14 has a magic box that will age anyone who opens it by 100 years... but Balance opens it and it's a No-Sell. Not even a comical fake beard and eyebrows. Well, his official age is now 400, but still.
- Ridiculously Human Robot: In order to contrast Naga Ray's lack of emotion, Balance is full of it, having a dynamic personality (he even cries his visual sensors out after Naga comes back from his brainwashing). Slightly subverted however by the fact that he's a Mechanical Lifeform, not a robot.
- Signature Move: Libra Impact
- Silver Tongue: Has great social skills and likes to flatter a lot.
- Shock and Awe: He can electrocute enemies with wires protruded out from his hands.
- The Smart Guy: One of two with Raptor. Being a Technopath, as well as a mechanical lifeform himself, Balance is skilled with machinery. Fixing the Kyu Buckles along with Naga highlights this.
- Technopath: Is able to mentally connect with machinery through his tendrils.
- Trauma Swing: He is seen sitting on a swing in Space 28, mulling over the fact that he needs to nearly kill Naga to get him back.
Tenbin Voyager-Voyager Unit 04
- Height- 28.9 metersWidth- 17.9 metersLength- 13.8 metersWeight- 400 tonsSpeed- 350 km/hour (above ground)Output- 3,600,000 horsepower
- Chest Blaster: Another trait shared with Hebitsukai Voyager, often used simultaneously for maximum effect.
- Gold Makes Everything Shiny: Being a golden Mini-Mecha will do that.
- Improbable Weapon User: A Mini-Mecha based on balancing scales that turns into a Killer Yoyo equipped arm is something that likely, no-one expected.
- Killer Yoyo: During its Finishing Move.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Its primary function in Kyuren-Oh.
- Mini-Mecha: A trait shared with Hebitsukai Voyager, Tenbin Voyager is capable of assuming humanoid form without docking with Kyuren-Oh.
Portrayed by Akio Ōtsuka (voice), Jiro Okamoto (on-set performer)
A robot designed for wrestling from the Taurus System that is loyal to his friends.
- An Axe to Grind: His Kyu Axe.
- Big Fun: His big muscles come with a large portion of ham.
- The Big Guy: He possesses superhuman-er-robot strength.
- Brutish Bulls: His animal motif, based on Taurus the Bull.
- Catchphrase: "1! 2! 3! Moo!"
- Charlie Brown from Outta Town: His "Jubeef"note disguise is this to a T, simply being the Oushi Black suit with a Luchador mask worn over the helmet. Garu is the only member of the Kyurangers who's fooled.
- Defeat Equals Explosion: One of the few heroes to be on the receiving end, he was destroyed in an enemy kaijin's death by Scorpio's Finishing Move. Because of this, he had to be transferred to the Rebellion HQ to be repaired for a while.
- Death of Personality: Discussed by the group in Space 16: after he's destroyed, they think it's possible that his memory circuits were damaged, meaning that even if he's repaired, he might not have his memories. Fortunately, it doesn't work out that way.
- Dishing Out Dirt: His Kyutama can make his Kyu Axe hard like rocky ground.
- Evil Twin: Thanks to Professor Anton having worked with Jark Matter, all his research goes into building an evil Champ to take on the Kyurangers.
- Fake Muscles: In what may be one of the strangest instances of this trope: Champ constantly carries around and works out with a barbell despite not having any muscles to develop. It's a case of simulating the practice, not the result, since he's already built to be jacked.
- He's Back!: Makes a truly triumphant return in Space 21.
- Hot-Blooded: Acts very recklessly and often runs into trouble. This actually gets the team in trouble when they meet Stinger. He just charges to fight Stinger and refuses to let them help, leading to Naga, Garu, Hammie and Spada dropping their guards enough that Stinger was able to incapacitate them for most of the episode.
- It's Personal: Towards Stinger, who killed his creator. It was to the point he refused the other Kyurangers help in fighting him. Eventually averted when he learns that it was Scorpio that did the deed.
- Non-Standard Character Design: While all the Rangers have unique traits, Black stands out: he's much bulkier and more muscular with his visor extending off his helmet. This may be because he is a robot who, unlike Pink and Gold, isn't meant to be an android.
- Worth noting, the Oushi Black costume is still about 90% identical to the unmorphed Champ costume, only replacing the helmet and chestpiece. Everything else is the same; he even wears the Seiza Buckle on top of his wrestling belt.
- Non-Uniform Uniform: Rather than wearing his team jacket (most likely because of his size), he instead drapes it to his arm like a matador.
- A Day in the Limelight: Episode of Stinger is this for him and Stinger. It takes place between Space 13 and 16, when they are on their own, searching for Scorpio.
- Parental Substitute: Professor Anton was one for him which is why he's very bitter at Stinger, though it's later revealed that the latter's brother was the true culprit.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: In Space 34 the team meets "Yagyu Jubei"note , a large robotic wrestler who looks exactly like Oushi Black wearing a luchador mask (on top of his Ranger helmet), has a Seiza Blaster and a tattered Kyuranger jacket, and keeps speaking with the same accent as Champ and pulling "I Have This Friend" in regards to things Champ said or did. Garu is the only one fooled by this disguise (mainly because he buys "Jubei's" claim that he and Champ are just friends), which prompts Kotaro to outright ask "Garu, are you stupid?"
- Punny Name: Yagyu Jubei might be an inconspicuous samurai name. However, It also evokes the Wagyu cow prized for it's very high quality beef. It's why O-T used Jubeef as a localization of the name.
- Put on a Bus: Had to be repairs at the Rebellion HQ after being destroyed by Scorpio between Space 16 and Space 21.
- He and Shou go back to the bus in Space 30. They remain in the past
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red (one of two) to Stinger's blue
- Right Makes Might: Some of his lines in the first episode has him saying because they are the good guys, anything is possible.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: When he sees Stinger for the first time, he freaks out and jumps in to fight him. Attempts this against Scorpio, too.
- Robot Athlete: Formerly a wrestling robot. He'd defended his championship nine times successfully before Scorpio killed his creator.
- Signature Move: Aldebaran Impact
- The Slow Path: Space 34. Champ helped Shou into the cold sleep chamber 300 years ago, then went on his own to investigate the origins of Professor Anton, keeping under the radar with a Paper-Thin Disguise that somehow works. FOR 300 YEARS.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: A one sided one with Stinger. Champ still doesn't like him due to believing him responsible for the murder of Professor Anton. But with the reveal that he's actually The Mole for Rebellion, he's a little more willing to work with him. Eventually averted when he learns the actual truth, to the point where both of them become truer friends than ever before.
- True Companions: His relationship with Stinger evolved into this as shown by his Heroic Sacrifice. He even takes to calling Stinger "partner" (aibou).
- The Worf Effect: When he finally goes up against Scorpio, he gets obliterated.
- Wrestler in All of Us: Was built to be one.
Oushi Voyager-Voyager Unit 05
- Height- 12.3 metersWidth- 12.8 metersLength- 24.3 metersWeight- 400 tonsSpeed- 300 km/hour (on land)Output- 3,600,000 horsepower
Naga Ray/Hebitsukai Silver/Hebitsukai Metal
Portrayed by Taiki Yamazaki (live), Keizo Yabe (suit)
An emotionless warrior from the Ophiuchus system.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Deapdans right towards the camera a few times.
- Bishōnen: Another Junonnote award-winner, though his attractiveness isn't acknowledged until lampshaded in High School Wars Episode 2 when Hoshi Minato calls him "pretty boy."
- Berserk Button:
- Being purposefully cold and emotionless, his anger at Scorpio is surprisingly detected in his voice when he decries his lack of a heart.
- Spewing bullshit seems to be going to be his next one, starting in Space 22, when Ohtori claims to be the first person to travel beyond the moon, the first person to obtain a Kyutama, and the first person to unite the galaxy against Jark Matter. You can hear him yelling louder than usually in agitation over how hard it is to believe his claims!
- Brainwashed and Crazy: He gets corrupted by Akyanba for a few episodes starting with Space 26, becoming Hebitsukai Metal, which he later turns into a Super Mode after being rescued.
- Casting a Shadow: When using the Dark Kyutama as Hebitsukai Metal.
- Chrome Champion: The newest in the long line of Silver-colored Sentai warriors.
- The Comically Serious: His inability to grasp emotions (or at least the right moment to show them) makes him this, as he often takes the pratfalls involving him with a straight face.
- Dark Is Evil: Uses the Dark Kyutama as the evil Hebitsukai Metal.
- Dark Is Not Evil: After being redeemed, he still uses the Dark Kyutama, but now as a Super Mode for good.
- Ditto Aliens: In Space 2 (and several other episodes by way of Stock Footage), his entire race is portrayed by Taiki Yamazaki himself wearing only two sets of outfits; one for males that resembles Naga Ray's, and the other for the females, like Echidna.
- Emotion Suppression: Appears to be a Gender Flipped Emotionless Girl. Justified, since his entire race does this to avoid conflict. Though he himself actually does want emotions.
- Space 2 has him legitimately feel anger toward Jark Matter, literally his first emotion felt. Seeing as he joins Rebellion thereafter, this was an error on their part.
- Space 27 shows what an unbound Naga is capable of, and likely why the Ophiuchus people went this route: he becomes an Ax-Crazy Blood Knight.
- Eye Motifs: This is used to symbolize his Psychic Powers and shone during his Transformation Name Announcement.
- FaceHeel Turn: He turned against the Rebellion after he was corrupted by Akyanba.
- Genre Savvy: He's the first one to catch on to Shou's Secret Test of Character.
- Gentleman Thief: Said to be this with his partner, Balance.
- Gone Horribly Right: Akyanba does unlock his emotions... At the cost of his sanity. Turns into Nice Job Fixing It, Villain, however, when he comes back from the experience and realizes he now has emotions - the very thing he always sought - spontaneously.
- HeelFace Turn: Thanks to Lucky and Balance's efforts, he was brought back to normal and turned his Superpowered Evil Side into his Super Mode.
- Hellish Pupils: On close inspection, he's shown to have snake eyes, which become especially prominent when using his Psychic Powers.
- The Heart: Ironically it's the one that doesn't understand emotions that's adept at noticing them, and how others are acting on them. Naga's efforts towards understanding his own emotions makes him well skilled at seeing how his friends are feeling at any given moment.
- Humanity Is Infectious: Surely, Akyanba's control sped along the process of unlocking his emotions, but living with the Kyurangers did help matters a lot.
- Image Song: Super Awesome Dance (shared with Balance)
- Instant Expert: After lucking out on the Kyulette, he's stuck on the Orion and ends up learning how to perform maintenance on it. Apparently he helped set up the Kyutama belt buckle system, which works just like the Ranger Key chest and buckles.
- Mystical White Hair: A psychic power-using alien who has Silver-colored hair.
- No Social Skills: The result of his species' Emotion Suppression. Though to be fair, he is trying.
- Psychic Powers: Uses them to paralyze opponents.
- Signature Move: Ophiuchus Impact
- Sinister Scythe: The Kyu Sickle.
- Snake Charmer: His animalnote motif, based on Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer.
- The Stoic: Even more so than Stinger, Naga will always wear a straight face, which is part of his race
- Superpowered Evil Side: Hebitsukai Metal starts out as this, but turns into a Super Mode as Naga shakes off his evil side and learns how to control his anger.
- The Unsmile: He does try smiling several times, but they tend to be hit-and-miss as he does so at inappropriate times or just tries too hard.
- He gets better after Space 31, even if he still doesn't have exact grip on how to do that.
Hebitsukai Voyager-Voyager Unit 06
- Overall height- 28.4 metersFull width- 20.4 metersLength- 13.8 metersWeight- 400 tonsSpeed- 350 km/hour (above ground)Output- 3,600,000 horsepower
- Chrome Champion: Is one of these like its pilot.
- Fangs Are Evil: Inverted. It's sharp fangs make it a deadly and powerful weapon, but it's firmly on the side of the heroes.
- Mini-Mecha: A trait shared with Tenbin Voyager, Hebitsukai Voyager is capable of assuming humanoid form without docking with Kyuren-Oh.
- Snake Charmer: Shares both the snake and charmer motif with its pilot.
Portrayed by Sakurako Okubo (live), Ayumi Shimozono (suit)
Young Hammie Portrayed by Maharu Nemoto
A female alien ninja from the Chamaeleon System. She can change the color of her skin thanks to her chameleon powers. She is very self-motivated but unable to control her emotions due to her youth.
- Action Girl: Not only is she a female ranger but she is also a ninja
- Catchphrase: "Sooo funny!" or "That's hilarious" depending on where you get your fansubs from.
- Chameleon Camouflage: Can disguise her skin this way.
- Composite Character: She has characteristics of the following sentai characters:
- Expy: By themes alone, being a female, green, chameleon-themed Sentai character is very reminiscent of Mele from Gekiranger.
- Femme Fatale: Exaggerated when she uses the Shining Kyutama (Moon Mode), becoming a seductive (and slightly sadistic) Lady of War. Comes complete with a Sailor Moon transformation reference.
- Genki Girl: Is curious and hyperactive.
- Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: Starts out as a giggly mini-skirted lass who fights along with the boys, and is more energetic compared to Raptor, the second girl.
- Space 15 shows that she used to be a shy girl, so she didn't start out as a tomboy in the first place.
- Green-Eyed Monster: It's implied that part of the reason she initially refused to acknowledge Lucky is due to jealousy that she has worked hard to get where she is and Lucky is more or less on her level due to his luck.
- Green Thumb: Inserting her personal Kyutama into her Kyu Rapier makes its blade flexible like a vine, giving her more range.
- Hard Work Hardly Works: Space 6 showcases her resentment towards Lucky as her desire to prevent him from being appointed as a leader. She rants that she has worked hard all her life to get to where she is, and yet he gets by with just luck. Shou Ronpo then shows her how Lucky has been spending the night training to bond with his sentient power-up.
- The Hyena: It's really easy to make her laugh.
- Image Song: Karrakishi
- Kid-Appeal Character: Youngest of the core nine, and the most energetic.
- Ninja: Is a self-declared shinobi from the Chamaeleon System. Being able to turn invisible helps a lot.
- Pintsized Powerhouse: A formidable fighter despite being the shortest Kyuranger.
- Proper Tights with a Skirt: Zigzagged. She wear dark green tights between her skirt and shoes, but while she does come from line of nobility, her behavior is opposite of that of a proper lady.
- Royal Rapier: Her Weapon of Choice, the Kyu Rapier, which doubles as a whip during her Finishing Move
- Shorttank: Downplayed that she is a slightly tomboyish girl who usually appears together with Lucky.
- Shrinking Violet: Space 15 reveals that she used to be shy, quiet girl in her childhood.
- Signature Move: Hamillion Impact
- The Smurfette Principle: Zigzagged. Raptor was in the team initially, but as she was not a ranger yet, Hammie was the only female combatant. By the time Raptor becomes a ranger, the Kyulette is introduced beforehand that assigns only a portion of the team to the mission, so the two don't always work together.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Hami, or Hammy? Or perhaps Hammi? TV-Nihon writes it as Hame as a play on "chameleon".
- Space 24 shows off her Kyuranger license and spells it Hammie.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Downplayed that she has the more proactive and energetic tomboyish streak compared to Raptor 283's consistent girly girl.
- Underestimating Badassery: In Space 6 she refuses to acknowledge Lucky as the leader feeling that he's only strong due to his luck. She changes her mind when she sees that Lucky also does work hard.
- You Are Not Alone: She hugs Naga and tells him this as he suffers because of Lucky and Balance fighting the Indavers and resident Malistrate settled up in his brain.
Chameleon Voyager-Voyager Unit 07
- Height- 12.8 metersWidth- 9.0 metersLength- 18.4 metersWeight- 200 tonsSpeed- Mach 1.0 (Mid-flight)Output- 1,900,000 horsepower
Raptor 283/Washi Pink
Portrayed by M·A·O (voice), Ryoko Gomi (on-set performer)
A pilot and secretary gynoid from the Aquila System. Built by Rebellion to helm the Orion.
- Anger Born of Worry: When Shou comes back after sacrificing himself to save the team from Don Armage, Raptor takes him by coat and shakes him, yelling how could he make her so worried all the while.
- Ascended Fangirl: She dreams of being able to fight with the Kyurangers and later realized she was one of them.
- Badass Adorable: Raptor is one of the most adorable of the Kyurangers and is also a great fighter.
- Become a Real Boy: Raptor initially thinks she's malfunctioning when she keeps dreaming of fighting alongside her friends, even though it wasn't one of her intended purposes. Lucky is the one to tell her that no, all living beings dream.
- Beleaguered Assistant: Her serious personality makes it difficult for her to work under the incredibly quirky Shou Ronpo.
- During his Kyulette dance, she just flatly claps while saying "Yes, yes." in a tone not much more energized.
- Berserk Button:
- Bring It: What she essentially says just before displaying her agility in dodging several homing missiles.
- The Dreaded: Hammie seems terrified of making her mad, a sentiment that Spada shares.
- Dual Wielding: Uses the Kyu Shot and Seiza Blaster together, one on each hand.
- Expy: Elements of her design look like a combination of Candelilla and Luckyuro. Temperament-wise she's like Yayoi, being a Meganekko Ascended Fangirl and Cloud Cuckoolanders Minder to a goofy old guy who's the purple Ranger. And if the transformation lessons are canon, they've got the secret crush on one of the Rangers covered.
- Fragile Speedster: Boy howdy. While she's not built to be a fighter-bot like Champ, Raptor's speed while in Ranger form is amazing, allowing her to easily avoid and dart around homing missiles. And combined with her ability to fly, makes her an excellent addition to the active team.Raptor: Just try to hit me, I dare you!
- Goroawase Number: 283 can be read as "tsu-ba-sa", which means "wing".
- Handguns: Her Kyu Shot.
- Her Code Name Was "Mary Sue": Before awakening her powers, Raptor spent her spare time writing stories where she was the heroine, able to beat even the highest level enemies without transforming.
- Image Song: Dreaming Android.
- Mission Control: Helps guide the team from the Orion.
- Ms. Imagination: Often gets lost in her daydreams.
- Noble Bird of Prey: Her animal motif, based on Aquila the Eagle.
- Non-Action Guy: Raptor was a Gender Flipped version, being made by Rebellion to just be a pilot but kept dreaming of fighting. Due to her refusal to give up, she gained her Kyutama, making her a legitimate Action Girl instead.
- Non-Uniform Uniform: Her Washi Pink suit has wings. Unlike the other examples, there's nothing on her physical appearance to build on to form them.
- Plucky Office Girl: During Space 22, when she's assigned as an assistant to Houou Soldier, she imagines herself as one when helping him look up something.
- Ridiculously Human Robot: During the transformation lessons special, it is shown that she can eat cake. And in series episodes, whenever Spada is making a feast, she usually joins in. In Space 38, she's even shown taking a bath alongside Hammy.
- Robot Girl: She's a gynoid who is as mechanical as Tenbin Gold and Oushi Black.
- Rocket Boots: Her feet have jump jets that allow her to navigate the Orion's exterior in zero G whenever needed. In her dreams she imagines them to be fully flight capable - as Washi Pink, she no longer has to.
- Ship Tease: Transformation Lessons 4 implies that she might have a crush on Spada as she not only imagines Spada in love with her but nearly sharing a kiss.
- The Smart Girl: One of two, along with Balance. Raptor's also good with fixing machines, but as the secretary of the Orion, she's also knowledgeable of all of the team's inner workings and gear.
- Signature Move: Altair Impact
- Simple, yet Awesome: Her Weapon of Choice, the Kyu Shot, adds no parts to her Kyu The Weapon. Thanks to her flight and incredible speed, it's lethal in her hands.
- Sniper Pistol: Using the Telescopium Kyu Globe turns her Kyu Shot into one. Presumably, the Seiza Blaster can also share the effect.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The proper yet sassy and day-dreaming girly girl to Hammie's tomboyish streak.
- Winged Humanoid: Gains a pair of wings when she transforms into Washi Pink.
- Wrench Wench: Has no problem with repairing spacecrafts.
Washi Voyager- Voyager Unit 08
- Height- 13.4 metersWidth/Wingspan- 32.1 metersLength- 23.8 metersWeight- 300 tonsSpeed- Mach 8 (in Atmosphere)Output- 2,600,000 horsepower
Raptor's personal voyager; a Cyborg Bird from the Aquila Star System. Using its Aquila Wings it can fly perfectly through bad weather. It specializes in missions to gaseous planets or those with hard to identify land masses. It is able to nosedive from the air at high speeds and attack enemies with its Aquila Beak.
- Combat Hand Fan: Washi Voyager's usual arm function, though it's unknown if it can also use this function as a leg.
- Fragile Speedster: Like its pilot, it's lightning quick in the air, but it is among the Voyagers with the least output to attack enemies.
- Noble Bird of Prey: It is directly based on Aquila the Eagle.
- Power Gives You Wings: In addition to being a leg or arm, the Mecha fight in Space 23 shows that Washi Voyager can attach itself on Kyuren-Oh's back to be its wings.
- Razor Wings: It can slice foes with them, making it an excellent pair with Kajiki Voyager.
- The Straight and Arrow Path: What it offers as an arm in Kyuren-Oh.
Portrayed by Tetsuji Sakakihara (live), Shinsuke Kusano (suit)
A cook from the Dorado System. His main goal in life is to become the best chef in the universe.
- Berserk Button: Questioning his authority in the kitchen is big one, and Space 8 shows that even applies to metaphorical kitchens.
- Busman's Vocabulary: He peppers his dialogue with cooking metaphors.
- Chef of Iron: Is a chef, but can also fight as well as his allies do.
- Critical Research Failure: In-universe in episode 43 during a fight against Madako. Played for Laughs.Spada: Fun Fact: I know 99 different octopus dishes! Takoyaki, octopus rice, tacos!Stinger: Spada...tacos don't usually have octopus in them.
- Cruel to Be Kind: In Space 4, he continually forced Raptor away from her dream out of fear of her dying. However once Lucky calls him out on this, he repeals his stance and asks Raptor what she wants.
- Dude, Not Funny!: In Space 1, he quickly called Hammie out for laughing at Lucky being attacked by Garu before intercepting their fight, and seems to keep tabs on her behavior.
- Four-Philosophy Ensemble: He is a bit of a cynic with some optimism (mostly when related to cooking)
- Gag Nose: Invoked by the bill on his suit's visor, and even used in the Eye Catch for Super Hero Time where he accidentally stabs Hammie's back with it.
- Gratuitous Italian: Occasionally peppers his dialogue with this.
- Though sometimes French pops in as well, such as his 'Oui, Chef's.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: On paper, his specialty in cooking doesn't sound like something to write home about on a space crew...until you see how useful the dexterity of a master chef plays in the role of combat. Plus, someone has to keep every one fed.
- Image Song: Bravo! Yellow!
- Improbable Weapon User: As shown in Space 2, he'll "headbutt" enemies just so he can stab them with his pointy visor.
- In Space 15 he actually stabs the Monster of the Week in the bottom with it, from under water. Swordfish, indeed.
- Knife Nut: His Weapon of Choice, the Kyu Slasher. Befitting his status as the Team Chef.
- Losing Is Worse Than Death: He hates losing,even if it is in something he's bad at,like Baseball.
- Making a Splash: His Kyutama can enhance his Kyu Slasher with the power of the ocean to swing out waves of energy slashes.
- Meaningful Name: "Spada", is Italian for sword (and thus swordfish, "pesce spada").
- Ship Tease: He screams in horror when he thinks Tsurugi is kissing Raptor,he later tries to make his worry look platonic but Tsurugi doesn't buy it.
- Shirtless Scene: Throught Space 39 where he's a Viking as part of the RPG Episode.
- Signature Move: Dorado Impact
- Spell My Name with an "S": Either "Spada" or "Sparda".
- Sword Beam: Like Lucky, Spada can use his weapon this way.
- Team Chef: The only member of a crew without a fantastic occupation but still very useful.
- Team Dad: Handles the cooking and looks after his teammates, almost to an overprotective degree as seen with Raptor in Space 4.
- The Big Guy: His role as a Viking in Space 39.
- To Be a Master: As stated above, his life goal is to become the best chef in the universe.
Kajiki Voyager-Voyager Unit 09
- Height- 12.4 metersWidth- 11.4 metersLength- 25.5 metersWeight- 200 tonsSpeed- 200 knots (under water)Output- 1,900,000 horsepower
Shou Ronpo/Ryu Violet/Ryu Commander
Portrayed by Hiroshi Kamiya (voice)
Due to the nature of certain revelations early in the show's run, certain parts of this folder may have unmarked spoilers, especially further down.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: The leader of Rebellion and one hell of a fighter. As Ryu Commander, he's powerful enough to take on two Karos and WIN, without breaking a sweat.
- Badass Longcoat: A violet one with fur on its top. He also dons a coat as Ryu Commander that forgoes the fur and collar.
- Bling of War: Has a notably ornate coat and accessories. This is carried even as a ranger.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Sure, the man (er, dragon?) is quirky to a fault, but he's not the leader of the Rebellion for nothing.
- By the Power of Grayskull!:
- As Ryu Violet, he uses Wish Upon A Star!
- As he becomes Ryu Commander, he uses Garyou Tensei!note
- Classy Cane: His Ryutsuedernote resembles one. It is also his Transformation Trinket.
- *Crack!* "Oh, My Back!": Has this happen to him a few times due to his age. Granted he's not that old (he's in his 40's, pretty much middle age) but he can't get too strenuous.
- Cool Old Guy: Even in the opening we see him dancing!
- Da Chief: Commander of Rebellion.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Years ago, he researched a system to use Kyutama not meant for the "legendary nine warriors", allowing him to transform into Ryu Violet and to give Rebellion a push with his rambunctious, hot-blooded spirit. This made the movement notorious for Jark Matter, making the empire send assassins to kill off most of its members. Worse, the system was imperfect as it couldn't hold the ranger form for a long time. This put Shou at the mercy of Ikagen and Madako, but his supreme commander Big Bear saved him... at the cost of his commander's life. And so he believed that only the legendary Kyurangers could fight off Jark Matter, changing from being a reckless soldier to a wisecracking commander, making sure that the Kyurangers live at all cost, even at the expense of his life.
- Draconic Humanoid: Chinese dragon variety.
- Dragon Rider: Played with; he rides a dragon, but in a cockpit rather than as a mount. Also consider that it's a dragon riding a dragon.
- Eccentric Mentor: Puns, dancing, prone to kooky shenanigans, and an adherence to a lottery-based deployment system due to budget restraints, oh yeah he's definitely one.
- Edible Theme Naming: His name is phonetically the same as xiaolongbao. It literally means "the dragon's gift" in Chinese, but "xiaolongbao" is also a kind of steamed bun that originated in the Jiangnan region of China (in particular, they are smaller than the usual dumplings, around the size of a Kyutama). Like Shou himself, his name appears cool and exotic on first glance, but actually means something silly.Spada: So it's like the Chinese dish, xiaolongbao!Shou: No, no, no! Xiao (emphasized pause) Longbao! Yeah~
- He's a non-human, old-guy type mentor who is also a warrior with a very high level fighting skill and would later transform into a Ranger form and personally join the battlefield. Kinda makes him similar to Doggie Kruger and Torin. What sets him apart is while Doggie is stern and Torin is subdued, he instead embodies traits of Dr. Ulshade by being very eccentric, developing back problems in Space 27 and turning into a purple reptilian Ranger.
- His initial time limit at first from using a prototype as Ryu Violet, as well as being a Cool Old Guy to the rest of the team, on the other hand, brings to mind MegaSilver.
- Flawed Prototype: Ryu Violet transforms by forcing a Skill Kyutama to provide one instead of a natural Change Kyutama, and so is plagued with a strict time limit. It loses this entirely once it becomes Ryu Commander instead.
- Foreshadowing: His "Wish Upon A Star!" line eventually leads to his desire being granted by a constellation.
- Gratuitous English: His lines include "HELLO EVERYBODY!" and "YAHOO!" with a thick Japanese accent.
- Hero of Another Story: It's mentioned that prior to gathering the Kyurangers, he fought alone against Jark Matter as Ryu Violet. However, very little of this is shown.
- Hour of Power: Ryu Violet has this problem. Fixed upon becoming Ryu Commander.
- Image Song: Path of the Dragon.
- It Has Been an Honor: Implies as much when he chooses to stay 300 years in the past - being a fully organic alien combined with his advanced years heavily implies he won't survive The Slow Path. Subverted, however, since he's able to find the same type of sleep pod that Tsurugi used.
- Make a Wish: After getting his second wind, the Kyutama of the nine Kyurangers shine and give light, converging into the Ryu Kyutama. The Draco constellation asks his desire, with him wanting to be a Kyuranger to fight along side the nine legendary heroes.
- Meaningful Name: See Punny Name. When he first introduces himself to the team, he immediately hands out a bunch of extra Kyutama. As in, he hands them his gifts to them.
- Mysterious Past: Despite the uncertainty of the exploits he brags about, it's hinted that he has a genuine history with Ikagen and Madako. Later revealed to be depressing.
- OOC Is Serious Business: When the Kyurangers encounter Ikagen and Madako, he outright orders them to retreat rather than fight them.
- When confronting Ikagen and Madako, he changes the silly childish Japanese pronoun he normally uses for himself, bokuchin, for the more standard and formal watashi. This is carried out to other episodes where he has to deal with a serious matter, like in the following episode when he explains his past to the Kyurangers.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Naga believes that he knew full well that going to Earth would see Raptor join active duty, to which he plays down. Space 5 more or less proves this when he reveals that Stinger was his mole the entire time.
- Pungeon Master: Likes to add "kyu"/"ball" in some of his sentences. Even opted for "OKyu!" which becomes a team call. References to roundness ("Let's turn this a-round!") can also be heard from him.
- Punny Name: His name in Chinese (xiaolongbao) literally means "the dragon's gift".
- Reasonable Authority Figure: As the series progress, he is becoming more competent especially after he overcome his guilt over Big Bear death. He learns how to be a good commander. Especially when he deals with Stinger.
- Sad Clown: He cracks jokes and acts kooky, but it's likely to cover up the guilt and grief he feels at getting his friends and commander killed with his headstrong actions.
- Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: Actually revealed two weeks before the show's premiere through a live conference (along with the voice actors of the other suit characters), as only the Kyurangers were shown beforehand. He also doesn't appear until the third episode, though he does appear in the opening of the first episode.
- Sixth Ranger: Despite technically being the 10th Kyuranger, he otherwise fills the role in story function and timeline. However, he more functions as the mentor-type addition to the team like DekaMaster and Kyoryu Silver than the usual example.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Shou Ranpou, Shou Ronbou, Xiao Longbao, or any combination in between? So far a shirt◊ merchandise uses Shou Ronpo.note Eventually they revealed his spelling as Shou Ronpo for his ID in the show.
- Swiss Army Weapon: Ryutsueder is a Transformation Trinket that is shaped like a Classy Cane that can be used for Cane Fu. Its handle can be folded and contains a trigger, and the bottom tip of the cane is actually a barrel, making it a rifle too.
- Super Speed: He has it as Ryu Violet and as Ryu Commander as well.
- Trickster Mentor: Maybe. His sending Raptor down to Earth under the pretense of fetching peaches for him indirectly lead to her becoming a Kyuranger. Naga thinks that Shou knew that such a thing would happen and Shou's aloof reaction implies that he's right.
- Tragic Keepsake: His coat used to be worn by his commander predecessor, Big Bear. Though how he retrieved it considering the circumstances of Big Bear's death is a mystery.
- The Unchosen One: Unlike the other Kyurangers, who were chosen by the Kyutama to be such, he wasn't. His Kyutama was a Skill one and he created a special device to use it as a Change one so he could fight. Eventually, his desire to fight and the other nine Change Kyutama grant his wish and transform it into one.
- Walking Spoiler: In case you couldn't tell, his backstory reveals a lot of his character and how he functions in the team.
- The Wonka: He leads Rebellion, yet has certain quirks, like being worried on catchphrases when the team is in trouble, or asking Raptor to fetch peaches for no apparent reason.
- World's Strongest Man: Is described as the "strongest in the universe". In Space 8, he gets to show it as Ryu Violet, going toe to toe with Ikagen and Madako at the same time and actually catching Ikagen off guard.
- Younger Than They Look: His official age is 40, 300 years in cold sleep notwithstanding due to time travel. Now while someone in his forties is a bit on the older side, the way he looks and acts make it look like he is around in his sixties. It's probably because his species has beard and long hair as per typical for a Chinese dragon.
Ryu Voyager-Voyager Unit 10
- Height- 24.5 metersWidth- 18.4 metersLength- 106.8 metersWeight- 1500 tonsSpeed- Mach 1.2Output- 13,000,000 horsepower
- Cool Helmet: Gains one upon becoming a full-fledged Kyuranger Voyager. It also becomes the helmet of Ryutei-Oh.
- Dragons Up the Yin Yang: Invokes this imagery by placing Shou's cockpit where the taijitu would normally go.
- Expy: Its introduction in Space 9 mimics Ryuseioh's iconic flight in the sun.
- Finishing Move: A couple, depending on if it's solo or assisting other mecha.
- Make a Wish: Is how it granted Shou the power to be a full-time Kyuranger. It's also implied the be the Kyutama's original function before being modified.
- Our Dragons Are Different: It is an Eastern-styled robot space dragon that can grant wishes. Is that different enough?
- Playing with Fire: Of course a dragon would attack by breathing fire.
- Purple Is Powerful: Certainly gives off this vibe, especially by being the base of its own mecha formation. Heck, in it's debut battle it destroyed two opponents and took no apparent damage from their attacks. And one of those was crushed.
- Sentient Vehicle: Moreso than all the other Voyagers, as he could speak in his debut.
- Shock and Awe: Charges itself with electricity before ramming into opponents with its Finishing Move.
Kotaro Sakuma/Koguma Skyblue
Portrayed by Shota Taguchi (live)
A young boy from Earth. He, alongside his younger brother, Jiro, were the only civilians determined to fight off Jark Matter. After being saved by the Kyurangers, he became determined to join their crew and finish off Jark Matter for good.
Due to the nature of certain revelations early in the show's run, certain parts of this folder may have unmarked spoilers, especially further down.
- An Ice Person: Implied to be his elemental alignment during his Transformation Name Announcement. Space 21 shows his ice powers manifested, when he used the Kyu Spear's finisher.
- Ascended Fanboy: He started following the Kyurangers after meeting them, joined their crew, and became one himself.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: The Ohguma Kyutama allows him to grow to mecha size and squash foes.
- Backup from Otherworld: Big Bear can act as such for Kotaro when the lad uses the Ohguma Kyutama.
- Badass Adorable: How many kids do you know that would throw rocks at the monsters that enslaved their planet?
- Bear Fisted Monk: Besides the pun, his Kyuranger form strikes with punches and kicks, and his mittens can even retract to reveal clawed fingers to shred opponents.
- Bears Are Bad News: An Animal Motif for him, reflected by his surname. As a Kyuranger, he represents Ursa Minor and Major.
- Bequeathed Power: His ability to enlarge himself comes from Big Bear lending the little warrior his strength.
- Big Brother Instinct: You should not mess with Jiro.
- Blade on a Stick: Post-training, he wields the Kyu Spear.
- Bratty Half-Pint: A Downplayed version, but his first major interaction with Hammie on the ship is calling her an "old lady" even though she was originally the youngest member of the team.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: In his debut for Space 5, Kotaro is seen wearing a sky-blue vest, which goes on to be his Kyuranger color.
- Defiant Stone Throw: His original way of rebelling Jark Matter.
- Epic Flail: He can use the scarf in his Koguma form as one due to the weights at either end of it.
- Expy: As an Earthling who meets an Alien Sentai Team, becoming a fan of said team, and becomes an Ascended Fanboy and the team's Sixth Ranger, he's one to Gai Ikari. Personality-wise, however, he's got more in common with Nozomu than Gai.
- Finishing Move: Polaris Impact when wielding the Kyu Spear.
- Foil: Can be seen as one to Scorpio. Like Scorpio, Kotaro is the older brother, and Jiro looks up to him. Unlike Scorpio, however, Kotaro does not betray the Earth to Jark Matter, choosing to stay with his brother and people. To drive the point home, the little brothers in both relationships are associated with orange.
- Heroic Spirit: As soon as he met the team, he knew in his heart that he wanted to fight alongside them to save the universe, and would not back down from his goal. However, as even more proof...
- Hope Bringer: While the team as a whole is one to everyone, Kotaro specifically wants to act as one for Earth, along with personally kicking Jark Matter off his planet.
- Image Song: Blue Sky Boy.
- Improbable Weapon User: For foes that he can't beat back with his hands or rocks, he can detach the ball sections of his scarf and smash them.
- Kid-Appeal Character: He's a kid on a superhero team; it's a given.
- Kid Hero: Is the youngest member of Rebellion, yet still helps the team.
- Meaningful Name: The "Ko" in Kotaro's name, in combination with "Kuma" means "Small Bear", and of all the characters named so far, Kotaro is the youngest of Rebellion, and indeed, goes on to become Koguma Skyblue.
- Mythology Gag: This isn't the first time there's been a Kotaro associated with bears.note
- Nerves of Steel: From his introduction Kotaro's never shown fear of the force oppressing his world, or even of the Kyurangers telling him that fighting a war is dangerous. He's 10, mind you.
- Nonstandard Character Design: He is noticeably shorter in his transformed state than the other Kyurangers, being a Kid Hero.
- Odd Name Out: Is the first sentai warrior to have a code name use a shade of a color, while retaining the base color in its name note .
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's 10 and a Kyuranger; it's part of his job.
- Post-Victory Collapse: He collapses after injecting Stinger with antidote in #20. It was a hard fight to get there, so he was naturally exhausted. Stinger caught him and let himself be hugged.
- Put on a Bus: He is sent at the end of Space 14 to the Rebellion HQ for training most likely due to being underage. However he's back six episodes later.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red (one of two) to Stinger's blue
- Scarf of Asskicking: Has one as Koguma and uses it literally.
- Signature Move: Polaris Impact
- Sixth Ranger: Like Shou, despite technically being the 11th Kyuranger, he otherwise fills the role in story function and timeline. His type, however, is more akin to the likes of Yayoi Ulshade / Kyoryu Violet II, who shares the same changer as the core team. Kotaro has it worse than Yayoi, since unlike Ronpou and Tsurugi, his own Voyager is just a limb, rather than a main body.
- Tag Along Kid: Spends a couple of episode as one before becoming a Kyuranger.
- Token Human: He's the only actual human on a team of Human Aliens, regular aliens, Mechanical Lifeforms and Robots until Tsurugi joins.
- Took a Level in Badass: Space 20 shows the result of his training in Rebellion HQ. He could stand against Brainwashed and Crazy Stinger and got up no matter how far or how many times he was thrown.
- Touched by Vorlons: Ultimately became a Kyuranger by proving his resolve to an alien bear ghost.
- The Unchosen One: Arguably a subversion, since Kotaro didn't even know the mythos of the Kyurangers until he met them, but after they meet, he's eager to be one too. Which ultimately comes to pass after interacting with the ghost of Big Bear.
- Walking Spoiler: In case you couldn't tell from the amount of spoilers in this section, Kotaro is more than a random One-Shot Character.
Kuma Voyager-Voyager Unit 11
- Height- 18.2 metersWidth- 13.4 metersLength- 26.0 metersWeight- 500 tonsSpeed- 300 km/hOutput- 4,400,000 horsepower
- Bears Are Bad News: To go with their pilot.
- Cool Bike: Both of them are basically this, though neither plays it straight. Koguma is made to look more like a unicycle, while Ohguma looks more like an ATV.
- Cool Car: Ohguma Voyager takes traits from cars and ATVs.
- Cool Side Car: Essentially the role of the Koguma Voyager; it can detach itself and pick up extra passengers in its cockpit.
- The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: As mentioned above, they're the only Voyagers who don't match their pilot's home system.
- One-Wheeled Wonder: The Koguma Voyager looks like a robotized unicycle.
- Spiked Wheels: Koguma can project energy spikes on its wheel for bladed attacks, but they're more like chainsaw rather than being on the hubcap.
Tsurugi Ohtori/Houou Soldier
Portrayed by Keisuke Minami (live)
A warrior found within the Argo Ship, where he lay dormant in cryosleep for 300 years. In the centuries before, he was the first man from Earth to travel past the Moon, and also the first one to obtain a Kyutama. Thanks to this, he managed to unite the peoples of the universe as the first President of the Space Federation. When Jark Matter rose to overthrow him, Ohtori also rose to the challenge, and rallied warriors from each of the 88 Constellations to fight back, based on the Argo. In the battle, he managed to land a crippling blow on Don Armage himself, but the battle had taken its toll on him and so he was placed in a cryogenic chamber within the Argo, which was placed into hiding in his homeworld.
Returning to the land of the living, Tsurugi finds out Jark Matter had stricken any mention of his battle against Don Armage from the records, and seeks to rebuild his legend, by himself if he has to - and he definitely thought he had to, until Lucky convinced him that, having the same goal to protect the galaxy, they are all in this together.
- The Ace: Claims that he's the first person to travel beyond the moon, the first person to obtain a Kyutama, the first person to unite the galaxy, invented the line of androids that Raptor is descended from, and having killed Don Armage. Considering the discovery of a research facility named after him by the Kyurangers in Space 22, he might not be making all of that up...
- Eris confirms that he was the first Kyutama holder in Space 23, although she only says he defeated Don Armage rather than out-and-out having killed him.
- Actually, I Am Him: The Kyurangers think that he can use the power of the Argo to destroy the fleet Don Armage sent to destroy the Earth. He informs them that it's more accurate to say that he is the power of the Argo.
- Badass Longcoat: Sports a pretty awesome crimson coat in both the past & the present.
- Catchphrase: "Nante kotta!", which is an old-fashioned phrase used to express shock or annoyance; Over-Time translates it as "Holy moly" (sic), while TV-Nihon translates it as "My word!"
- His constant use of the word "legendary" might count too.
- Defrosting Ice King: Lucky's sheer optimism and determination caused him to change his impression of the Kyurangers, and even rubbed off on him down the road. In Space 29, he outright admits to Orion that someday, Lucky might just construct a legend eclipsing his own.
- Demonic Possession: He is possessed by Don Armage in Space 46. The resulting form is a red mash up of Kuervo possessed form, the "brains" Don Armage and wears Tsurugi's coat.
- Experienced Protagonist: Is one of Orion's original group of rebels and beat Don Armage himself in the past. As a result, he's far stronger and more experienced than the rest of the team seeing as he and his team already beat Jark Matter before. He's not exactly quiet about this fact.
- Flash Step: Can perform these regularly, vanishing in a burst of flame.
- Genius Bruiser: Is extremely powerful and an excellent warrior, but also an adept scientist.
- I Work Alone: Feels that the Kyurangers have done their share and now it's his turn, and only his, to bring Jark Matter down. He only takes Spada and Raptor with him to serve as his entourage. Eventually he warms up to the idea, and joins Shou with Spada and Raptor in tow when the whole team is divided in half for the time travel mission.
- Image Song: I Am Legend.
- Immortality: He used to have it, granted by the power of Houou Kyutama. However, he sacrificed it to deal a powerful blow against Don Armage.
- Immortality Inducer: The Houou Kyutama grants him eternal life.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Sho Ronpo reveals that Tsurugi keeps telling everyone to be his shields (which results in the other Kyurangers pushing him away) because he refuses to allow any more comrades to be in harm's way. After realizing that the Kyurangers will fight alongside him no matter what he tells them, and Sho revealing that about him, he quickly develops into this, actually caring about his teammates.
- King in the Mountain: Legendary warrior who's been sleeping for three hundred years inside the Argo and is awoken to help save the universe in its time of need. Tsurugi is also aware he's this, and not at all humble about it.
- Living Legend: Certainly considers himself this and refers to himself as such...a lot. In his defense, so far his bragging has held true and Jark Matter apparently covered up his existence.
- Meaningful Name: "Tsurugi Ohtori" translates to "Sword Phoenix"note .
- Mythology Gag: This isn't the first time a sword wielder has been named "Tsurugi".
- Not So Above It All: After Shou Ronpo gets stuck in the past, Tsurugi briefly takes over the Kyulette Chance. Not with disco though... but with glam rock!
- One-Man Army: Destroys an entire invasion fleet by himself, without a mecha. This was also just normal attacks, with the exception of the flagship.
- Playing with Fire: He can manifest fire as his element, having his powers from the phoenix.
- Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: "Bear witness... to the birth of a legend!"
- Sealed Good in a Can: Has been laying dormant on the Argo for around 300 years until the Kyurangers awaken him.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Lucky's red
- Shirtless Scene: It's something of a Running Gag for Tsurugi - once when he arises from the cold sleep chamber and sheds off the remains of a hairy cocoon-layer from his whole body (which may just be a necessity for surviving the process), once when he removes it while healing Lucky, and again when he takes over the Kyulette dance in full-blown glam rock fashion (no such excuse for this one). It's not as funny when he tries to bat out a baseball-themed Monster of the Week, only for the sheer impact of the pitch to shred his top off.
- Sixth Ranger: The 12th member of the team. However, functionally, and in terms of his debut's placement in the episode count, he's the most proper example compared to Ronpou and Kotaro, as he has his own unique mecha that doesn't need the others, and, as said above, is a Call-Back to a previous Sixth Ranger. Later franchise marketing and and post-series interviews confirm him to be officially this.
- Smug Super: Is not humble by any stretch, but he can also back up every bit of his bragging.
- Super Prototype: Is the original Kyuranger, as in the first one to ever exist. He's way stronger than any of the current team, though part of that might be his huge experience edge.
ArgoTsurugi's personal transport, and a legendary vessel made up of three constellations. In addition to housing Tsurugi, it can be summoned by Houou Soldier to ambush his enemies. It can also split into three components: Houou Voyager, Houou Base and Houou Station.
- Cool Boat: Made from the Argo Navis constellation, which itself is made from the Carina, Vela, and Puppis trio. It also served as the literal flagship and base of the first group of heroes in the same way the Orion does for the Rebellion. It also hides Ohtori's three vehicles when not in use. Plus it can travel in space!
- If It Swims, It Flies: Honestly, par for the course for Sentai.
Houou Voyager-Voyager Unit 12
- Height- 18.7 metersWidth- 37.2 metersLength- 47.8 metersWeight- 1400 tonsSpeed- Mach 1.3Output- 12,000,000 horsepower
- Hot Paint Job: It looks like a white-colored rocket that has red flames painted onto it.
- Height- 17.7 metersWidth- 63.8 metersLength- 25.2 metersWeight- 1000 tonsSpeed- Mach 1.0Output- 9,000,000 horsepower
- Razor Wings: The panels on either side can slice through foes.
- This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: A satellite is easily the least often used vehicle mech in Super Sentai, but when they need something to jack Jark Matter's own intergalactic propaganda broadcasting signal network, it's perfect.
- Height- 20.6 metersWidth- 29.9 metersLength- 36.7 metersWeight- 2500 tonsSpeed- 200 km/hOutput- 20,000,000 horsepower
- Boring, but Practical: A mobile rocket platform might not be the most glorious mech design, but when your main vehicle is a rocket, you work with what you have.
OrionA huge spaceship who serves as transportation for the Rebellion as well as their home base.
- Cool Starship: It acts as a mobile base and home for the Kyurangers, houses the Voyagers of Lucky-Spada, and is sentient, though initially only Raptor notices.
- Cool Uncle: Towards Raptor, to whom she's close enough to share her secrets with.
- Dying Moment of Awesome: Oh, heck yes. When it's damaged beyond repair, it uses its remaining strength to crash into the Super Big Morimarz to prevent it from crashing into Earth. Godspeed Orion...
- Heroic Sacrifice: Crashes directly into the Super Big Morimarz to prevent it from crashing into Earth.
- Fun with Acronyms: With his full name being Offensive Resistance Interstellar Orbiter of REBELLION.
- It Can Think: The end of Space 4 reveals that he is the "Prince" that Raptor has been talking to the entire time.
- One Steve Limit: Retroactively. Being a spaceship, the Japanese dialogue sticks with "Orion-go" well before the existence of someone from the past going by the same name was hinted at.
GeneralThe Kyurangers as a whole have an impressive arsenal with a higher degree of versatility compared to past Super Sentai teams. Each mecha is made of a base robot that can then be substituted with any voyager acting as an arm or leg (as opposed to most previous teams where they were configured for only one location). Due to the nature of this versatility all of their mechas share certain characteristics via the voyagers.
- Attack Drone: The Koguma part of Kuma Voyager can be launched separately for a variety of attack, reconnaissance, and rescue operations.
- Battering Ram: Whenever Oushi Voyager is a limb, specifically an arm.
- Combat Hand Fan: Washi Voyager's usual arm function.
- Cool Sword: Provided by Kajiki Voyager.
- Fangs Are Evil: Or good, in the case of using Hebitsukai Voyager in a formation.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: The Tenbin Voyager's main function. Its plates can also slice or clamp on foes.
- Power Fist: The Ohguma part of Kuma Voyager seems to serve this function, with its hits rivaling Oushi's.
- Whip It Good: The Chameleon Voyager can grapple foes with its tongue, or their weapons to disarm them. The Hebitsukai Voyager can also do this when extended in full snake form.
- Wave-Motion Gun: Sasori Voyager's specialty, though Oushi Voyager has a smaller one as a secondary function.
- Wolverine Claws: By way of the Ookami Voyager, which it can make use of as either an arm or leg.
- Height- 46.0 metersWidth- 38.0 metersLength- 16.8 metersWeight- 2,300 tonsSpeed- 400 km/hourOutput- 20,000,000 horsepower
The team's Combining Mecha formed from 5 of the 9 Voyagers (Shishi Voyager being the only mandatory component). Together, they form the Ultimate Space Robot, Kyuren-Oh. By switching around the arms and legs, The Kyurangers have access to 1,680 different docking permutations note (with even more possibilities following the introduction of new Kyutama and Voyagers, allowing the robot to adapt to any situation.
- Armed Legs: The third Meteor Break Finisher variant. Tenbin and Hebitsukai both launch their attacks at the target in a flying drop kick.
- Beam Spam: While the Voyagers can do this individually, and even together, the Super Meteor Break has the team pool their power together and fire off even larger blasts at whatever poor sod they're fighting.
- The Big Guy: Naturally, given that it's a mecha, but even moreso when it's using Oushi and/or Kuma Voyager as a limb.
- Colony Drop: One variant of the Meteor Break Finisher, combining Kajiki's Sword Beam with a meteor attack from Shishi. Hebitsukai acts as a conduit to make Kajiki's normal blade attack more fluid and whip-like.
- Combining Mecha: A franchise staple, but never to this degree of customization.
- Finishing Move: Kyuren-Oh (word) Break, but it has some variations for the middle part, depending on which piece(s) the Kyurangers focus their Kyu Energy into and which Voyagers assist:
- Fusion Dance: Can combine with RyuTei-Oh to form RyuTei Kyuren-Oh, and later Gigant Houou and the rest of the Kyutama to form KyutamaJin.
- Killer Yoyo: The Tenbin Voyager, during its Finishing Move in Kyuren-Oh.
- King of Beasts: Always present due to needing Shishi Voyager as the core.
- The Straight and Arrow Path: The second variant of the Meteor Break Finisher, wherein Kaijiki's sword energy is funneled into Washi, whom then fires it out as a piercing arrow.
- Sword Beam: Kajiki Voyager's Finishing Move in Kyuren-Oh.
- Walking Armory: A given, by having access to a minimum of 8 limbs which leads to at least 1680 permutation possibilities. This extends even to the middle of battle, meaning that any limb can swap with another.
- Height- 53.8 metersWidth- 36.2 metersLength- 11.7 metersWeight- 2300 tonsSpeed- 400 km/hourOutput- 20,000,000 horsepower
The team's secondary mecha, primarily piloted by Ryu Commander. Unlike Kyuren-Oh, this mecha is only made of three parts: the mandatory base, Ryu Voyager, and two arm slots (the defaults are Sasori Voyager and Kuma Voyager). It's an impressive machine with access to 36 combinations (or 72 permutations).
- The Big Guy: Like Kyuren-Oh, it's a given as a mecha. Adding either the Oushi or Kuma Voyagers makes it even moreso.
- Combining Mecha: Given the franchise, this should surprise no one.
- Cool Helmet: Provided by Ryu Voyager.
- Draconic Humanoid: By nature of requiring Ryu Voyager to form the core.
- Finishing Move: Like Kyuren-Oh, it can use Meteor Break. Presumably, it can use its other finishers as well, provided it has the proper part(s) attached.
- Fusion Dance: Can combine with Kyuren-Oh to form RyuTei Kyuren-Oh.
- Walking Armory: While not as extensive as Kyuren-Oh, 36 combinations isn't anything to scoff at.
- Height- 47.6 metersWidth- 23.9 metersLength- 25.2 metersWeight- 2400 tonsSpeed- 450 km/hOutput- 21,000,000 horsepower
The third mecha of the series, piloted, and formed exclusively by two of Houou Soldier's three units: the Houou Voyager and Houou Station. Extremely fast and nimble, what it lacks in versatility, it makes up in raw power.
- Dual Wielding: Two Gigant Blades, supplied by Houou Station.
- Finishing Move: Two, thus far...
- Gigant Houou Blazing: Charging burning power into its twin blades, G.Houou performs a flaming double slash.
- Gigant Fire Break: Using Houou Station to entrap the foe, Houou Voyager rushes the target, wrapped in flame and rams right through it.
- Lightning Bruiser: As a mech made partially out of a rocket, G.Houou is indeed fast. However it is equally strong, able to take on foes with just the twin blades it is equipped with.
The fourth mech of the series, piloted (at least in battle) by Shishi Red Orion. Formed by a mere two units, the Orion Voyager and Orion Battleship, it's still the biggest part of the Kyuranger arsenal by a long shot. It can store and deploy Voyager units 1-11 via its Seize Scramble, as well as fire a powerful burst of Kyu energy to back up deployed units.
- BFG: Enabled by having Orion Voyager in firing position on the Orion Battleship. Every other mech can lend it their power to devastating effect, firing several MORE blasts as the "Orion Big Bang Cannon".
- Cool Starship: Orion Battleship by itself.
- Gold Makes Everything Shiny: The actual Orion Voyager, which is somehow more gold than even Tenbin Voyager despite being a bit smaller.
- It Can Think: It seems to house Orion's spirit. Possibly the Orion-gou's as well.
- Legacy Character: Counts as one to both Orion-go and the ancient warrior Orion.
- Superweapon Surprise: Thanks to Shou Ronpo's efforts in the past, they were able to keep it secret for up to 300 years!