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- "Explosive Energy! AbaRed!"
- ―AbaRed's roll call[src]
Ryouga Hakua (伯亜 凌駕 Hakua Ryōga) is AbaRed (アバレッド Aba Reddo) of the Abarangers. He was an environmental protection investigator from the United States before he was chosen by Bakuryu Tyrannosaurus to become AbaRed and later by the Bakuryu Styracosaurus to become AbareMax (アバレマックス Abare Makkusu).
He wore red spandex with an Abaranger symbol. He had white trimming on his arms and legs, with a tyrannosaurus themed helmet and a round belt buckle.
Ryouga Hakua is a 22 year old (30 in Gokaiger) optimistic team leader, a certified environmental protection investigator from the United States. Though he's overly confident, he has an extremely good nature and is friendly, warm heart, and loving; he doesn't hate anyone. He was given guardianship of Mai after his brother and sister-in-law died and does his best to raise her. He eventually gained the power to become AbareMax. In the epilogue, he has returned to the USA, and travels across the country along with Mai.
Dekaranger vs. Abaranger
To be added
Years later, Ryouga fought alongside not only his own team, but every single Sentai ranger in existence, against the Empire of Zangyack when it attacked the Earth in the Great Legend War. After fighting against hundreds of Gormin and their Zgormin commanders. Akarenger noticed the fleet moving towards them, he gathered all the Rangers together and gave them the order to sacrifice their powers to wipe out the first invasion's armada. Ryouga is one of several rangers (portrayed by a stand-in) who could be seen in the background when the Goseigers awoke after sacrificing their powers.
Farewell Space Pirates
After the defeat of Ackdos Gill, the Gokaigers returned all the Ranger Keys to the former Sentai heroes. It is assumed Ryouga and his teammates received their keys allowing for them to utilize their powers once again.
Super Hero Taisen
Ryouga, alongside Yukito and Ranru (AbareBlack and AbareKiller were absent), among the majority of the Super Sentai heroes, was caught up in the "Super Hero Taisen" incident which eventually resulted in the Super Sentai teams and Kamen Riders joining forces to defeat both Dai-Zangyack and Dai-Shocker. During the final battle, he is seen with Riderman fighting Long.
Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters
Ryouga is kidnapped by Neo-Geildon as the Go-Busters try to rescue him. He, along with Geki fights the Kyoryugers as they are brainwashed by Neo-Geildon and Neo-Grifforzer respectively.
Later, Ryouga and Geki suffer from losing their Dino Hope as it is transferred to Space War God Boldos, so the monster can be born. As the Kyoryugers arrive to save them, he warns them not to come, but they end up also losing their Dino Hope. After Ryouga and Geki no longer have their Dino Hope, the Go-Busters arrive to save them, but the Red warriors were taken by Neo-Geildon and Neo-Grifforzer. However, once the Go-Busters destroy the satellite containing it, Ryouga, Geki and the Kyoryugers regain their Dino Hope.
The other Dinosaur Sentais arrive as AbareBlue throws the Super Sentai Zyudenchi to Ryouga and Geki. They use it to summon the Bakuryu Tyrannosaurus and Guardian Beast Tyrannosaurus. They then transform and fight back. After the Abarangers manage to defeat Neo-Geildon, the Zyurangers can't defeat Neo-Grifforzer by themselves so the Dinosaur Sentais combine their weapons to defeat Neo-Grifforzer. Even though they combined their weapons, Neo-Grifforzer is still alive as he absorbs their Dino Hope. He launchs himself to Space War God Boldos. As Space War God Boldos landed on Earth, the Dinosaur Sentais enter their mechas and start fighting the monsters. However, Space War God Boldos proves to be too powerful. The Go-Busters arrive to help them, allowing them to defeat Boldos. After the fight, he, along with Geki and Dantetsu watches the Kyoryugers and Go-Busters.
Zyuohger vs. Ninninger
AbaRed appeared as part of a conference of the first 38 Reds led by Red Falcon, whom addressed the Ninningers and Zyuohgers as the greater Super Sentai pantheon intervened to save them from defeat at the hands of the titanic Gillmarda. Empowering the Combination Nin Shuriken to form Wild Tousai Shuriken King, the first 38 Super Sentai further imbued their successors with the power to perform the Zyuoh Ninnin Super Sentai Burst, destroying Gillmarda with the combined power of all 40 Super Sentai.
In the world of Tsuribaka Nisshi, the Abarangers are adored by fisherman Densuke Hamasaki's son Koitaro, who takes him to an Abaranger stage show. Faced with a shortage of fish at Tokyo Bay which is believed to be the result of a monster, Densuke takes his fishing boat out in search of the monster and experiences a dream in which he, in his Fishing Fool Mask persona, teams up with the Abarangers to defeat the monster. Waking up, Densuke assures Koitaro that Fishing Fool Mask and the Abarangers are working to beat the monster. Sure enough, the fish return to Tokyo Bay soon after.
Super Sentai Versus Series Theater
Ryouga's appearances in the "Versus Series", Abaranger vs. Hurricaneger and Dekaranger vs. Abaranger, are featured in the Super Sentai Versus Series Theater, hosted by the heroes of Tensou Sentai Goseiger. Alata (Gosei Red) also dresses as Ryouga in the Abaranger cosplay.
Video game appearances
- Ryouga Hakua/AbaRed: to be added
Super Sentai Battle Base
AbaRed is among the vast pantheon of Rangers which are avaliable in the mobile game Super Sentai Battle Base. In the case of AbaRed, he is also avaliable in Abare Mode, Gagaku Mode, and as AbareMax.
Super Sentai Legend Wars
AbaRed appears with his team among all Sentai in the mobile game Super Sentai Legend Wars.
- Dino Brace
- Aba Laser
- Tyranno Rod: Can perform Red Hurricane Attack, Tyranno Rod Circle Moon.
- Baku Laser: Once welded the weapon. Could perform Final Move Baku Laser Sword Thrash.
- Red Road Raptor
- Abare Mode
- StyRiser/StyRiser Fencer Mode: Can perform Explosive Orbit Max Field, Hissatsu Slash Maximum.
Appearances: Abaranger Episodes 31-35, 37, 39, 41, 42, 44 (archive footage), 46, 48 & Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger vs. Hurricaneger
Legend Sentai Devices
The AbaRed Ranger Key (アバレッドレンジャーキー Aba Reddo Renjā Kī) is Ryouga Hakua's personal Ranger Key and what became of his powers after he along with the rest of the 34 Super Sentai sacrificed their powers to end the Great Legend War.
This key along with the majority of the Ranger Keys were collected by the Red Pirates and later used by the Gokaigers. The AbaRed Ranger Key was mainly used by Captain Marvelous (Gokai Red), who used it to fight as AbaRed. It was also used by Gai Ikari on one occasion.
- When the original three Gokaigers became the Abarangers while fighting Action Commanders Satarakura Jr. and Sandaaru Jr..
- When the Gokaigers became the Abarangers while fighting Action Commander Daiyarl.
- Gai uses this key alongside all other Red keys after being merged with Captain Marvelous by Insarn.
The Abaranger keys, along with all the Ranger Keys of the first 33 Super Sentai, were briefly taken by the Black Cross King and turned into Ranger puppets that were fought by the Gokaigers and the Goseigers. The Abaranger keys were defeated by Gokai Yellow.
After Zangyack were finally defeated, the Gokaigers gave the Ranger Keys back to their rightful owners. It is presumed that Ryouga received his key and became AbaRed once more.
The Super Sentai Zyudenchi (スーパー戦隊獣電池 Sūpā Sentai, Super Squadron Beast Batteries), alternatively named Legend Sentai Zyudenchi (レジェンド戦隊獣電池 Rejendo Sentai Jūdenchi, Legend Squadron Beast Batteries) in the toyline, are a special line of Zyudenchi that contain the likeness of the Sentai teams before Kyoryuger (represented by the main Reds). These Zyudenchi are in the same fashion as the "Legend Rider" lines of Collectible Devices in the Kamen Rider Series.
An Abaranger Zyudenchi, bearing the likeness of AbaRed, was one of three Super Sentai Zyudenchi (スーパー戦隊獣電池 Sūpā Sentai, Super Squadron Beast Batteries) which were developed by Doctor Ulshade and the Special Operations Unit. First used by Yukito, channeling his Dino Guts to reach the Kyoryugers' MoBuckles in the past, creating a time portal to return them. He later gives it to Ryouga, who uses it to summon a replica of Bakuryuu Tyrannosaurus which later transforms into AbarenOh.
The Legend Sentai Ressha (レジェンド戦隊レッシャー Rejendo Sentai Ressha) are Ressha based on the mecha, specifically those belonging to the Red heroes, of the ToQgers' predeceeding Super Sentai teams. They can form a unique combination of ToQ-Oh reminiscent of past Sentai Robos by switching with Red Ressha. The ToQ Changer toy is shown to have sounds for Legend Ressha of all 37 previous Sentai.
The Abaranger Ressha (アバレンジャーレッシャー Abarenjā Ressha) appears as an SG Ressha. The actual ToQ Ressha is likely based off of AbaRed's partner Bakuryuu Tyrannosaurus; should it replace Red Ressha in ToQ-Oh, it would most likely form ToQ-Oh AbarenOh.
As the twenty-seventh Red, AbaRed's Red Warrior Spirit was embodied by AkaRed.
Behind the scenes
- The reason why Ryouga's Ranger name is AbaRed and not AbareRed is because "Abare" (アバレ Abare) and "Red" (レッド Reddo) share the same "re" (レ) kana, so it would be rather redundant to use the same kana twice.
- Some fans consider AbareMax as a Sixth Ranger (most likely because he has his own changer and mech), despite AbareMax being just an enhanced version of AbaRed.
- If one counts one peculiar situation, Ryouga is the only Red of the ten preceding ones to not appear in Gokaiger.
- Ryouga is technically the first main team parent Ranger, as his teammate Asuka was an additional member, while all others (such as Signalman and Miyuki & Isamu Ozu) were extra heroes.