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"Beast Star! Ookami Blue!"
―Ookami Blue's roll call[src]

Garu (ガル Garu) is Ookami Blue (オオカミブルー Ōkami Burū, lit. Wolf Blue), the Blue Ranger of the Kyurangers. He is the last of his Wolfman clan and was found on the planet Jagjag with a Kyutama around his neck. He is the sixth Kyuranger to be awakened. He usually ends some sentences with "~garu" or "~ki".

Aged 35, Garu was born on September 6th.[1]

Character History

Garu is a wolfman-like alien and the only known survivor of his tribe: the rest of his people were slaughtered for attempting to resist Jark Matter. At an unknown point, he found the Ookami Kyutama, but the trauma of losing his kind left him unwilling to fight, and unable to use it.

Garu was minding his own business when he came upon a crash-landed Lucky in Jagjag. Lucky and the Kyurangers realized he is a bearer of a Kyutama. Garu, however, claims fighting Jark Matter is a futile endeavor, as he's lost his entire clan to them. He is provoked by Lucky to fight, and on cue, Jark Matter appears. Eventually, Garu regains his fighting spirit after watching the Kyurangers fight, and uses the Transformation Controller Seiza Blaster with his Kyutama to become Ookami Blue, joining the Kyurangers in the fight. Victorious, he and fellow new Kyuranger Lucky are welcomed onto the Orion and inducted into the Rebellion by the acting bridge commander Raptor 283. Space.1: The Super Stars of Space

Garu and BN

Garu bears witness as the crew welcomes the BN Team.

Sent by Raptor 283 to follow Lucky to Zigama, which he had pinpointed as the location of the next Kyuranger, Garu and the others fought against that planet's Jark Matter garrison before being forced to fall back after facing the powerful Karō Eridron. Lucky's hunch ultimately bore fruit as the team welcomed Naga Rei and Balance to the Orion, the pair of thieves having helped them take down Zigama's Daikaan Gamettsui having respectively transformed into Hebitsukai Silver and Tenbin Gold. Space.2: Let's Go! Phantom Thief BN Team!

Introduced by Raptor to commander Shou Ronbou, the seven Kyurangers were sent to save the planet Needle from destruction at the hands of the Jark Matter. Engaged by a hostile new Kyuranger, Stinger, Garu and the others bar Lucky and Champ were struck by the Sasori System native's sting. However, the afflicted Kyurangers ultimately recovered in time to destroy the Moraimarz that was draining Needle's Planet Jume. Space.3: The Man from the Desert Star

Space.4: Dreamy Android

Space.5: 9 Ultimate Saviors

Garu was part of the five-man team which destroyed the Moraimarz piloted by Daikaan Mozuma. Back on the Orion, while Lucky and Kotaro were still on Earth, the others discovered that they had lost control of the ship and that they had been sent on a direct course to the Sun, causing a sharp rise in temperature much to the discomfort of Garu and the other organics. The ship and crew were ultimately saved, however, as Mozuma was destroyed by Shishi Red and Koguma Skyblue, causing his microbic extensions to dissipate and return control of the ship. Space.10: A Small Giant, Big Star!

Garu was among the crew left behind to perform repairs on the Orion following the ordeal with the Sun as a team was led by Shou to recover the Tomo Kyutama on Earth. Space.11: Three Kyutama to Save The Universe

Garu remained on the Orion with Balance and the commander while a team was sent to acquire the Ho Kyutama on Vela; receiving an update from Stinger and Champ, they learnt that Scorpio had been made Karo of the Sasori System and sent to Earth. Space.15: Savior of the Water Planet Vela

Garu hugs Doggie

Mistaking him for long lost kin, Garu embraces Doggie Kruger.

Garu was among the team whom pursued Madakko through a black hole which they found to be a wormhole leading to an alternate Earth free of Jark Matter. With Shou and Hammie, Garu was arrested by Dekarangers Senichi Enari and Koume Kodou on suspicion of being Alienizers due to their lack of Visas, and brought to the Neo DekaBase. The situation was soon cleared up by Special Police Dekaranger chief Doggie Kruger, a canine alien who bore a curious resemblence to the wolfman, which briefly overwhelmed Garu. Finding that the wormhole would soon close and leave them stranded, Garu, Shou and Hammie boarded RyuTeiOh, using the DekaWing Cannon provided by the Dekarangers to keep the wormhole in time for Lucky and Naga to defeat Madakko and retrieve the Rashinban Kyutama. Space.18: Emergency Dispatch! Space Hero!

Seeking the Kyutama of the Tokei System, the Kyurangers came to the planet Toki and turned the 12 keys needed to unlock it within 30 minutes. Approaching key III, Garu came face to face with his female form and, remembering his humiliation, vanquished it as Ookami Blue. Space.25: Planet Toki, the Boy's Determination!

Double Garu

Double Garu

Two giant Tsuyoindavers began to attack and, due to Balance being injured and Koguma Skyblue going to make sure he was okay, Shishi Red acted fast with an activation of the Futago Kyutama to duplicate both Chameleon Green and Ookami Blue to have enough team members to pilot KyurenOh. Space.28: BN Thieves, Breakup...

Other Events

Zyuohger vs. Ninninger

Through unknown circumstances, the nine Kyurangers made a brief appearance on an Earth where Jark Matter was not present. Instead, the Kyurangers arrived to intervene against the Deathgalien before they could interfere with the Zyuohgers' fight with the Ninningers for the future of Super Sentai against Gillmarda. With Ookami Blue fighting off Quval alongside Sasori Orange, the Kyurangers eventually forced the Deathgalien to retreat before taking their leave with their appearance observed by the Zyuohger ally Bud, who realized that the future was in safe hands. Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger vs. Ninninger: Message from the Future from Super Sentai

Transformation Lessons ~Let's Star Change Together!~

Ookami Blue & Oushi Black Chapter

Chou Super Hero Taisen

Garu was part of the five-man team sent by Shou Ronbou to capture Poppy PipopapoIcon-crosswiki, leading the Kyurangers into a confrontation with the Kamen Rider doctor trioIcon-crosswiki. Garu briefly fought with Stinger against Kamen Rider BraveIcon-crosswiki Quest GamerIcon-crosswiki Level 2Icon-crosswiki, advancing to Beat GamerIcon-crosswiki Level 3Icon-crosswiki before the fight was interrupted by the GalaxianIcon-crosswiki ships.

Later, all nine Kyurangers joined the Chou Shocker TaisenIcon-crosswiki with various Sentai Rangers and Kamen RidersIcon-crosswiki fighting against the ShockerIcon-crosswiki army of the Game WorldIcon-crosswiki led by Shocker Leader IIIIcon-crosswiki. Through use of the Futago Kyutama, the complete team fought using a duplicated KyurenOh utilizing all nine Voyagers against the Big Moraimarz Robo pilotedIcon-crosswiki by the Oogumo Great Leader, whom they vanquished by fighting alongside the enlargedIcon-crosswiki Kamen Rider Ex-AidIcon-crosswiki Maximum GamerIcon-crosswiki Level 99Icon-crosswiki. Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Chou Super Hero Taisen

Video game appearances

Super Sentai Legend Wars

Uchu Sentai Kyuranger in Super Sentai Legend Wars

Kyuranger as seen in Super Sentai Legend Wars.

Ookami Blue appears with his team among all Sentai in the mobile game Super Sentai Legend Wars.

Personality

Garu is short-tempered and impulsive, like a wild-beast. The trauma of losing his people caused Garu to lose the will to fight, until he saw the efforts of Lucky and the Kyurangers, after which he renewed his desire to fight back the evil shogunate and avenge his tribe.

Powers and Abilities

Wolfman Physiology
As a wolfman, he has some wolf-like abilities, include:
Enhanced Hearing
Garu has excellent hearing, being able to hear Yumepakkun harassing humans from a significant distance.

Ookami Blue

Kyu-blue

Ookami Blue

"Ookami Kyutama! Seiza Change!"
―Transformation announcement via Seiza Blaster

Arsenal

Mecha

Attacks

  • Lupus Crush (ルプスクラッシュ Rupusu Kurasshu): Ookami Blue performs a powerful blast attack with the Seiza Blaster.
  • All-Star Crash (オールスタークラッシュ Ōru Sutā Kurasshu): Ookami Blue performs a powerful blast attack with the Seiza Blaster alongside his fellow Kyurangers.
    • Kyuren All-Star Crash (キュウレンオールスタークラッシュ Kyūren Ōru Sutā Kurasshu, Nine Union All-Star Crash): An upgraded version of this finisher with the first 11 Kyurangers.
    • Ultimate All-Star Crash (アルティメットオールスタークラッシュ Arutimetto Ōru Sutā Kurasshu): An upgraded version of this finisher with the all 12 Kyurangers.
  • Lupulus Impact (ルプルスインパクト Rupurusu Inpakuto): Ookami Blue performs a powerful slash attack with the Kyu Claw.
  • All-Star Impact (オールスタースインパクト Ōru Sutā Inpakuto): Ookami Blue performs a supercharged energy attack with the Kyu Claw alongside his fellow Kyurangers.

Appearances: Zyuohger vs. Ninninger, Kyuranger Episodes 1-3, Transformation Lessons (Ookami Blue & Oushi Black), Kyuranger 4-6, Chou Super Hero Taisen, Kyuranger 8, 9, 10 (offscreen), 12-14, 16, 17, 18, 22, The Ghess Indavers Counterattack, Kyuranger 23, 25, 26, 28, 32, 34, 36-38, 40 (offscreen), 41, 42

Kyu 17

Ookami Blue

When empowered by Shishi Red Moon's moonlight, he can walk upright and act more gently, unlike his usual bestial style. He can also react and move very fast, and can effectively use martial art-like punching techniques. He also receives an intelligence boost under the effects of the moon as he appears to be a bit more sophisticated in speech and mannerisms.

Imitations

When Garu was captured by Desgon, he created a fake Ookami Blue from an Indaver. Space.38: Flaming Spheres! The 9 Crisis Strike!

Behind the Scenes

  • Of the 88 modern constellations, he represents Lupus, "The Wolf"
  • Garu comes from "garuru", the Japanese onomatopoeia for a wolf's growl.

Portrayal

Notes

  • Garu is the first Sentai Blue Ranger to have a wolf theme.
    • While Garu isn't the first Sentai Blue Ranger to have a wolf themed mech, Ninja Blue had mechs that were wolf themed but his outfit was ninja based and had no trace of his totem animal's motif.
  • Garu is the first Sentai Warrior to have Heterochromia iridum (A condition in which the colored part of the eye (iris) is multicolored. In Garu's case, his right eye is blue and his left is brown)
    • This is a trait that is found in certain dog breeds, such as a Siberian Husky, as well as wild dogs such as wolves. Garu is thus an anthropomorphic extraterrestrial example of this rare genetic trait that is potentially hereditary in the Canis genus.
  • Garu is the first Sentai Ranger to have "fur" as part of the actual Ranger costume.
    • The ToQgers when utilizing the Safari powers had fur and feathers on their suits, but this was the effect of a form change and thus does not count.
  • Garu is the first Sentai Blue Ranger since Souta Mogami (Bouken Blue) who's predecessor was female.
    • Garu is also the first Sentai Blue Ranger since Joe Gibken (Gokai Blue) where both he and his predecessor were both Rangers that weren't human.
  • Garu's helmet design is very similar to Geki Blue's, however it is just a coincidence. 
  • Garu along with Raptor (Washi Pink) are the two only non-humanoid Kyuranger's who either wear their Jackets like regular people or have a Jacket at all as Champ (Oushi Black) wears it like a Matador's cape and Balance (Tenbin Gold) only has plating matching the color of the Kyurangers Jackets.
  • His fighting style while being affected by Shishi Red Moon's power is very similar to how GekiBlue, one of his predecessors, fights. Coincidentally, Garu and GekiBlue shared the same suit actor.
  • Garu's stats being affected by Shishi Red Moon's power is a reference to the mythology of wolves and the moon, or more specifically, werewolves.
    • Ironically, while werewolves become more savage and feral under the effects of the moon, Garu is a subversion of this trope as he becomes calmer and more intelligent.
  • His appearance is based on the werewolf.

Appearances


References

Blue Rangers
Identities
AkiraRyuKyousukeDaigorouKin'yaSaburoYosukeRyuutaYumaBunAkira
MegumiYoheiKenAkoDanShojiSaizouYujiNaokiShunGoukiNagareAyase
KaiNanamiYukitoHojiUraraSoutaRetsuRennRyunosukeHydeJoeRyuji
NobuharuTokattiYakumoSelaGaru
MitsukiLunaSechang

Secondary Rangers
NinjamanGunmazinSignalmanIsshuuRamirezYuko FukuiKotaro Sakuma
EAGLE agentDummy Dia JackDeathdark BlueGinga BlueShadow Blue SwallowGolem
Previous TenmaRangerCopy TenmaRangerShoji's grandsonFlower Ninja AyameZokuBlueNeziBlue
Copy TimeBlueCopyBlueShade GaoBlueWendinuFake HurricaneBlueFake KuwagaRaiger
AyameganezumiEvil MagiBlueVrilEvil Bouken BlueKarthRyuzaburoRyujiDDai-kun
Nobuta-sanAmi-neesan

Power Sets
AorengerDia JackBattle FranceDenziBlueVulSharkGoggleBlueDynaBlueBlue3ChangePegasus
Blue FlashBlue MaskBlue DolphinBlue TurboFiveBlueBlue SwallowTriceraRangerTenmaRangerNinjaBlue
OhBlueBlue RacerMegaBlueGingaBlueGoBlueTimeBlueGaoBlueHurricaneBlueKuwagaRaigerAbareBlue
DekaBlueMagiBlueBouken BlueGekiBlueGo-On BlueShinken BlueGosei BlueGokai BlueBlue Buster
Blue GorillaKyoryu BlueKyoryu CyanDeathryugerKyoryu NavyToQ 2gouAoNingerZyuoh Shark
Ookami BlueKoguma/Ooguma SkyblueLupinBlue
AkibaBlueBrave Blue Dino

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