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"Silent Star! Hebitsukai Silver!"
―Hebitsukai Silver's roll call[src]

Naga Ray (ナーガ レイ Nāga Rei) is Hebitsukai Silver (ヘビツカイシルバー Hebitsukai Shirubā, lit. Snake-Bearer Silver), the Silver Ranger of the Kyurangers. From the Hebitsukai System, Naga Ray's people eschewed emotions, but he is on a mission to have emotions, unlike his people. He is a thief, a partner to Balance. He is the eighth Kyuranger to be awakened. Naga is later compromised and corrupted by a vice shogun named Akyanba. His betrayal also leads to the corruption of his Seiza Blaster and his Kyutama, allowing him to transform into Hebitsukai Metal (ヘビツカイメタル Hebitsukai Metaru). He retains this power after being freed from Akyanba's control.

Aged 21, Naga was born on July 4th.[1]

Character History

Early Life

When Naga Ray met Balance, he decided Balance was the key for him to be able to learn emotion. Balance and Naga Ray become partners in thieving against Jark Matter, becoming known as the two-man BN Team whom were branded with a combined five million Pongi bounty by Jark Matter. Space.2: Let's Go! Phantom Thief BN Team!

As Hebitsukai Silver

It was on Zigama that the pair discovered the Kyurangers on a wanted poster, Space.1: The Super Stars of Space finding them to have a bounty ten times more than theirs. Having heard about a local Jark Matter facility storing a precious gem, the pair met Lucky, who believed them to be bearers of Kyutamas themselves, on the way to their mark. While they tell Lucky they aren't, Lucky still decides to wait out his luck and work with them on their job. However, instead of being stealthy, they are discovered because of Lucky looking for a fight. Naga is surprised as Balance betrays Lucky by lashing him with his cables, in full view of Jark Matter. However, Naga is angered and chooses to stay with Lucky. He watches as Balance asks to see the gem as reward and is allowed. He and Lucky are put on a death trap to be executed immediately. Balance intervenes by controlling the death trap. Naga Ray and Balance earn their Kyutamas and fight with the Kyurangers, joining them on the ORION after taking down Zigama's Daikaan Gamettsui. 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, Naga 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

When the Orion arrived in orbit of Earth, a planet strangely containing numerous Moraimarz, Naga and Balance were left on the ship to work on equipment under Shou Ronbou as the others were assigned to land on Earth for the first time by the commander's Kyulette, establishing a link between the Kyu Buckles which would allow the Kyurangers to summon Kyutama at will. Witnessing Raptor's transformation into Washi Pink, Naga suspected that Shou knew that she was destined to become the Washi System's Kyuranger though he denied it. Space.4: Dreamy Android

Space.5: 9 Ultimate Saviors

After the destruction of Daikaan Mozuma's Moraimarz, the crew 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 Naga and the other organics. Naga himself was initially found unconcsious, leading the others to believe that there was an intruder on the ship only for him to reveal that he had slipped and hit his head while practicing his smile. The ship and crew were ultimately saved 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!

Naga 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

Returning from Vela in the midst of Stinger and Champ's fight with Scorpio, Naga fought in KyurenOh to take down a Deathworm that the Karo had enlarged. Tragically, Champ was near destroyed after saving Stinger from Scorpio, and so Scorpio was ordered to take his body to Rebellion HQ in hopes that he could be saved. Space.16: Stinger's Reunion with His Brother

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 Hebitsukai Silver aiding in wiping out the Moeba pack, 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!~

Tenbin Gold & Hebitsukai Silver Chapter

Chou Super Hero Taisen

When Shou Ronbou sent the Kyurangers to capture Poppy PipopapoIcon-crosswiki, Naga and Balance were sent in as back-up as a team of five fought the Kamen Rider doctor trioIcon-crosswiki. Together, the BN Team intercepted Poppy as she was being taken to safety by Haima KagamiIcon-crosswiki who was imobilized by Naga's glare.

Eventually, 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.

Hebitsukai Silver appears with his team among all Sentai in the mobile game Super Sentai Legend Wars.

Personality

Naga laugh

Naga's inappropriate reaction to being outdone by the Kyurangers.

A stoic yet highly curious man, Naga desires to learn about and experience emotion, something that his people discarded long ago. He mostly carries himself in a neutral demeanor, speaking in a monotonous voice. Due to his inexperience with feelings, Naga will often use the wrong emotion when he tries expressing feeling (such as amusement when he should feel anger, or rage instead of excitement). However, he has shown the ability to become angry when provoked.

Powers and Abilities

Paralytic Snake Eyes
Naga has the ability to paralyze other living beings for as long as he can maintain eye contact with them. When using this ability, his eyes will become green and snake-like in appearance, and seals of the eye will appear in front of the victims. However, a more powerful opponent, like Scorpio, can break free of the paralyzation by destroying the seal. Furthermore, as seen in Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Chou Super Hero Taisen, his power is ineffective against Poppy PipopapoIcon-crosswiki, and presumably all Bugsters in general. He can also send a shock blast from his eyes to knock others off.
Apathy
Due to his natural emotionlessness, he didn't have to face any materialized distraction on Planet Toki.

Forms

Kyu-silver

Hebitsukai Silver

Arsenal

Mecha

Attacks

  • All-Star Crash (オールスタークラッシュ Ōru Sutā Kurasshu): Hebitsukai Silver performs a powerful blast attack with the Seiza Blaster alongside his fellow Kyurangers.
  • Ophiuchus Impact (ルプルスインパクト Ofyūkasu Inpakuto): Hebitsukai Silver performs a powerful slash attack with the Kyu Sickle.

Appearances: Zyuohger vs. Ninninger, Kyuranger Episode 2, Transformation Lessons ~Let's Star Change Together!~ (Tenbin Gold & Hebitsukai Silver), Kyuranger 3, 5, 7, Chou Super Hero Taisen, Kyuranger 8, 9, 12, 14-16, 18-20, 22, The Ghess Indavers Counterattack, Kyuranger 23, 25, 26, 31, 32

Kyu-metal

Hebitsukai Metal (Evil)


Metal naga

Hebitsukai Metal (Good)


After being brainwashed by Akyanba, Naga's Hebitsukai Kyutama is converted into the Dark Kyutama. Inserting this Kyutama into his Seiza Blaster turns the transformation device into the Dark Seiza Blaster, which allows Naga to transform into this form. In this form, his suit is covered in purple and yellow garb, with the snake emblem on his head partially painted red and his Kyu Sickle adopting a darker color scheme.

Hebitsukai Metal possesses powerful abilities previously lacked by Hebitsukai Silver, including using the scarf around his neck to restrain his targets, as well as firing a powerful beam blast from the snake eye ornament on his chest.

When Naga broke free, he can now use this form in full control. He now uses the regular Seiza Blaster. While he keeps his garb, he retains everything else from Hebitsukai Silver.

Arsenal

Appearances: Kyuranger Episodes 26, 28, 31

Behind the Scenes

  • Of the 88 modern constellations, he represents Ophiuchus, "The Snake-Bearer"
  • In keeping with sci-fi tropes, Naga Ray's civilization is similar to Star Trek's planet Vulcan, from where Spock hails. Like Naga's planet, conflict is almost non-existent with the suppression of emotions. Naga Ray's goal to have emotions, or properly control them, is similar to the goal of Lt. Commander Data in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Etymology

His name, Naga, comes from Nāga, the name of a deity in the form of a snake, found in Indian religions such as Hinduism.

Portrayal

  • Naga is portrayed by Taiki Yamazaki (山崎大輝, Yamazaki Taiki). As Hebitsukai Silver, his suit actor is Keizo Yabe (矢部敬三, Yabe Keizo) in his first role as a Ranger, having portraying monsters of the week in preceeding seasons.

Notes

  • Naga Ray is the first ranger since Agri (Gosei Black) of Tensou Sentai Goseiger to have a snake motif.
  • Possibly due to the discarding of emotions, Naga Ray's people are depicted as having identical faces with Naga himself.
  • Naga is the first Silver Ranger to be on the core team.
  • Naga is the first Silver Ranger to be brainwashed by the villains since Gosei Knight of Tensou Sentai Goseiger.
  • Naga's means of getting a new form is similar to Chase when he obtained a powered up form in Kamen Rider Drive Saga: ChaserIcon-crosswiki, by means of the enemy manipulating their emotions.

Appearances


References

Silver Rangers
Identities
YuusakuShiroganeEijiMiuGosei KnightGaiJTorinDantetsuNaga Rei

Secondary Rangers
Lisa
NeziSilverShade GaoSilverIcchan

Power Sets
MegaSilverGaoSilverDekaBrightBouken SilverGo-On SilverGosei KnightGokai SilverStag Buster
Silver StagKyoryu SilverHebitsukai Silver

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