Friday, May 8, 2009

Ranger Profile: Gekiranger GekiRed

Gekiranger GekiRed

Jan Kandou (漢堂 ジャン, Kandō Jan) / GekiRed (ゲキレッド, GekiReddo)

"Infinite power flows in my body. 'Unbreakable Body,' GekiRed!" (体にみなぎる無限の力 「アンブレイカブル・ボディ」 ゲキレッド!, Karada ni minagiru mugen no chikara. "Anbureikaburu Bodi," GekiReddo!)

"'Extremely Unbreakable Body,' Super GekiRed!" (「カゲキにアンブレイカブル・ボディ」 スーパーゲキレッド!, "Kageki ni Anbureikaburu Bodi," Sūpā GekiReddo!)

Practices the Fierce Beast Tiger-Fist (激獣タイガー拳, Gekijū Taigāken) style, though still a beginner, his main focus is on power. He's a Feral child who was raised by the tigers deep within the forest near the Beast Origin Village (獣源郷, Jūgenkyō). The son of Dan, Jan was the sole surviving member of the nearby village that was destroyed by Long. But the pain of his mother's death before his eyes while holding on to dear life on the rapids blocked out his entire childhood memory prior to being raised in the wild. Because of his lineage, his senses have been sharply enhanced to feel qi like Sha-Fu, who scouted Jan as he personifies the "Body" (体, Tai, also pronounced as Karada) of a Gekiranger: Resistance to most forms of pain. This selection is strengthened when Jan emits Fierce Ki while giving off a "Tiger's Roar" when the Akugata began to attack. Although at first he doesn't understand certain concepts or training, he eventually picks up and learns about it at a fairly high pace. He does not know very many common words so he sometimes describes things with words such as "niki-niki", "zowa-zowa", "waki-waki", his own personal "Jan-ish" language. As he was raised by animals, he doesn't know and has to learn about the "Heart". Jan is eventually labeled as Rio's rival after witnessing the display of power used to stop his own attack. He became Sharkie Chan's first student of the Fierce Beast Shark-Fist (激獣シャーク拳, Gekijū Shākuken) sword-fighting style. Though Jan possesses the Extreme Ki (過激気, Kageki), he is unable to fully use it in his first fight with Rio.

Jan competes with Gorie Yen in a coin-stacking competition to improve his "Heart" to try to achieve the Extreme Ki, but he fails because when he tells Gorie that he practices Fierce Beast-Fist to become stronger, Gorie says that Jan is no better than Rio for following a similar ideology. Yet, once Jan realizes that his reason is to fight in order to protect others, Jan is able to transform into Super GekiRed (スーパーゲキレッド, Sūpā GekiReddo), using the Fierce Beast Gorilla-Fist (激獣ゴリラ拳, Gekijū Goriraken) style and is the "Extremely Unbreakable Body" (「過激にアンブレイカブル・ボディ」, Kageki ni Anbureikaburu Bodi).

After the Gekirangers, Rio and Mele are exposed to SaiDain's Beast Power Bloom, Jan is the first among the Gekirangers to realize how much stronger they all have become, pushing back Maku by himself as well as utilizing the Extreme Ki Hard Diamond technique by himself. At first, Jan decides that he can't fight anymore after learning the truth behind his relation to Rio and Dan, but learning more about his family with Sha-Fu's help enables Jan to resume his role as a Gekiranger, making an enemy out of Long. He and Rio have their destined battle, with Jan the victor until he realizes that he is not really fighting Rio, but something else entirely. When Jan regains his memories, he vows to make Long pay for what he did to his friends and family, managing to beat sense into Rio and give him a path of his own as they both save Mele and join forces in fighting their mutual enemy. After Long's defeat, Jan invites both Rio and Mele to SCRTC, despite protests from both Ran and Retsu. When both Rio and Mele decide to undergo the Fist Judgment to cleanse themselves of their sins while in the Confrontation Beast Hall, Jan tries to talk the both of them out of it in vain, learning later that Rio and Mele intended to die. In memory of Rio's final act, Jan wears the Fist Demons' Bracelet and vows to destroy Long once and for all.

During the final battle, after being infused with Maku's Confrontation Ki, Jan is taken to an astral Confrontation Beast Hall along with Ran and Retsu, where they are met by Rio and Mele. It is there that Jan masters the Confrontation Beast Bear-Fist (臨獣ベアー拳, Rinjū Beāken) style, unifying both Fierce and Confrontation Beast Styles. With his and the others' newfound skills, he goes on to defeat Long, sealing him in a small ball, which Jan keeps on his person to ensure that Long's power never falls into the wrong hands. He then leaves SCRTC to travel the world to find the next generation of Beast-Fist fighters, saying his final farewells to his comrades. While teaching the Beast Fist to kids in Hong Kong, he runs into a boy who looks similar to Rio and decides to take him under his wing.

* GekiNunchaku (ゲキヌンチャク, GekiNunchaku): GekiRed's signature nunchaku weapon; very effective at close-range. Jan initially struggled to master them until Retsu instructed him on how to handle them efficiently, albeit begrudgingly.
* GekiSaber (ゲキセイバー, GekiSeibā): A pair of shark-themed Dao-type weapons awarded to Jan after mastering Sharkie Chan's Fierce Beast Shark-Fist (激獣シャーク拳, Gekijū Shākuken) style. The GekiSaber has two modes: Twin Sword Mode (双剣モード, Sōken Mōdo) and Twin Sword Combination Mode (双剣合身モード, Sōken Gasshin Mōdo).

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