|This article is about a/an ranger in Taiyou Sentai Sun Vulcan.|
|Sentai Show:||Taiyou Sentai Sun Vulcan|
|First Appearance:||Ep. 23: The Female Commander of Galaxy Haunts|
|Last Full Appearance:||Final Ep.: Farewell Space Pirates|
|Number of Episode Appearances:||29|
Full list of appearances
Takayuki Hiba (飛羽 高之, Hiba Takayuki) is the Second VulEagle (代目バルイーグル, Nidaime Baru Īguru) of the Sun Vulcan.
A colleague of Ryuusuke and Kendo master, Takayuki took over for him after he left for NASA shuttle research.
Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai
VulEagle is among the Sentai warriors seen in clips when Yusuke Amamiya (Red Falcon) lectured Gaku Washio (GaoYellow) about the past Sentai sword experts, showing him that the true sword wasn't the sharpest, but the one that feeds on courage.
Led by his Liveman successor Red Falcon, he appeared as one of 24 previous Red Rangers in Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai together with fellow Red Rangers from his predecessors AkaRanger to DenziRed to his successors from GoggleRed to TimeRed.
Years later, Takayuki 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. Kaijou 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. The VulEagle powers are later utilised by Captain Marvelous via the Ranger Keys.
His team's Greater Power was initally taken by Basco ta Jolokia. It is unknown if he was the one he took it from. After his defeat by Captain Marvelous, he along with representatives of the four other teams (Changeman, Flashman, Maskman and Fiveman) whose greater powers were taken by Basco, contacted the Gokaigers and granted them their greater powers and approval. He said that they could take their greater powers and told them to keep on shining like the sun the way they would have.
Farewell Space Pirates
After the Gokaigers finally defeat Zangyack invasion force on Earth and the emperor they return all of the Ranger Keys to their original owners. Takayuki is seen holding his key and while watching the GokaiGalleon take off, he salutes them.
Super Hero Taisen
Takayuki, alongside his team, 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.
Stage Show appearances
In a stage show where the Sun Vulcan are seen fighting Machine Empire Black Magma, DenziRed, DenziGreen, Battle Kenya, Kamen Rider Super-1, Kamen Rider Stronger, Kamen Rider V3, and Ultraman Taro arrive to assist the Sun Vulcan.
- Eagle Wings
- Eagle Fire
- Eagle Diving
- Hiba Return
- New Hiba Return
- Secret Sword Style Cross Cut
VulEagle wears a red cloth suit with a white stripe around the collar and a large "V" that appears in the middle of the chest. His gloves and boots are inverse in color: the colors are white while the stripe is red, around the wrist in the gloves and creating a similar "V" formation along the ankle of the boots. A silver belt surrounds his mid-section with a buckle with the raised relief of an eagle upon it; while a pin with the Sun Vulcan logo is pinned on his right side and a scarf flows around his neck. His helmet has a black visor that is jagged at the bottom going down to a gray mouthpiece, while the top and sides are surrounded in a golden line with a relief form of an eagle head, with the rest of the helmet completely red in color.
The VulEagle Ranger Key (バルイーグルレンジャーキー BuruĪguru Renjā Kī?) is Takayuki Hiba'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 VulEagle Ranger Key was mainly used by Captain Marvelous (Gokai Red), who used it to fight as VulEagle. It was also used by Gai Ikari on one occasion.
- When the first three Gokaigers became Sun Vulcan while fighting Cosmic Kenpō Master Pachacamac XIII.
- Gai uses this key alongside all other Red keys after being merged with Captain Marvelous by Insarn.
- When the three Gokaigers became Sun Vulcan while fighting Action Commander Juju.
- As part of a Gokai Change combo of the last five teams whose greater powers the Gokaigers acquired, while fighting Insarn.
- When the three Gokaigers became Sun Vulcan to take down an Avatar replica of Basco.
After Zangyack were finally defeated, the Gokaigers gave the Ranger Keys back to their rightful owners. Takayuki received his key back, allowing him to become VulEagle once more.
As the fifth Red, VulEagle's Red Warrior Spirit was embodied by AkaRed.
- Takayuki was the first replacement leader in the entire Super Sentai series. Kaoru Shiba of Samurai Sentai Shinkenger was the second.
- Kaoru, however, was only a temporary replacement.
- Coincidentally, both appeared in Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger as their respective team's representatives within the main series.
- Takayuki's surname can be translated into "Flying Feather".
- Takayuki is the last Legend Red Warrior to appear in Gokaiger.
- VulEagle appears in Power Rangers Action Card Game behind Megaforce Red in one of his cards as a tribute to Super Sentai in the third series, "Universe of Hope".