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Tokusou Exceedraft is the tenth entry in the Metal Heroes franchise, airing from 1992-1993. It is the third part of its Rescue Heroes trilogy, though it's connection to the previous two series is minimum at best.
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The story centers on another rescue team, the Exceedraft team. Their all-human members, Hayato, Kosaku, and Ken team-up to strike at disasters that grip their fair city.

The main heroes are:

  • Hayato Kano/DraftRedder: The Hero.
  • Kosaku Muraoka/DraftBlues: Smart Lancer.
  • Ken Okuma/DraftKeacenote : The Big Guy who is a trained Martial Artist. He is also the youngest member on the team.

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Tokusou Exceedraft provides examples of the following tropes:

  • BFG: HeavyCyclone
  • Big Bad: Nope. There is no main villain organization. However, the gang must go up against a group called Red Spade occasionally. Still, they're recurring villains as opposed to the force behind _everything_ in the series; for the most part, the stories stand alone like the previous two series.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: "Jisso!" ("Boot Up," at least according to fansubs.) However, they just say it when turning the key to the compartment that holds the suits, which they must then put on manually.
  • Cool Car: Varias 7, Redder's personal car, a modified Chevrolet Corvette C4, that is equipped with various modes and weapons.
  • Cop Show
  • Laser Blade: E.M Blade, Redder's personal close-combat weapon.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: Hayato is later upgraded to SyncRedder.
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  • Power Armor: All three heroes have them.
  • Rescue
  • Retool: Around mid-series, Toei decides to go back to the sci-fi angle with an odd plot about an alien hunter seeking help from the Exceedraft team seeking his nemesis, Carlos. Then there's a plot involving Draftredder vs. Satan.... Afterwards the team fights a lot of laser-spewing enemies.

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