|This article is about a/an villain in Gekisou Sentai Carranger.|
Reckless Dash Emperor Exhaus (暴走皇帝エグゾス Bōsōgōtei Eguzosu, 35-48) was the true main antagonist of Gekisou Sentai Carranger and the secret benefactor of the Space Bosozoku Bowzock. Exhaus' ultimate plan was to build a giant highway across the Milky Way Galaxy and to destroy Earth because it was in the way of the construction.
Exhaus' origins are unknown but he was the reason why the Bowzock began destroying planets in the first place since he disguised himself as "Suzogue" (Exhaus backwards in Japanese), a fortune-teller who sends Gynamo a post-card about the good luck he and his squadron would have by destroying planets. With this belief, the Bowzock begin destroying planets as they rampage throughout the universe, clearing away space for Exhaus' eventual super-highway. Exhaus appeared as a massive being in space, so large that he can hold the Bowzock's entire orb-like satellite in the palm of his hand. Though he initially did not tell the Bowzock of the plan (merely assisting them due to their own desires to blow up Earth), he did so eventually to gain their support, telling them that with more roads, they would possess more area to run amuck.
Exhaus initially showed influence indirectly in-story by covering Planet Police in a noxious gas which warps Signalman's mind and makes his son, Sigtarou, sick. Exhaus' scheme is both to have Signalman turn against the Carrangers whilst likewise giving the Bowzock a new ally to assist in the Earth's destruction. }}
After Signalman is saved by the Carranger and Dappu, he emerges to the Bowzock personally and begins to give them special weaponry to take the heroes down, including several giant robots to use on the Earth's protectors.
Figuring out that the power of a Hazardian gives the Carranger their Carmagic power, Exhaus fully reveals his highway project to the Bowzock to get them on his side in kidnapping Dappu to drain him of the power using a machine that transforms it into "Akumagic Power" (an evil version of Carmagic). Though nearly succeeding, Dappu and the Carranger ultimately work together to have the alien overload the mechs with Carmagic, malfunctioning them and ultimately taking them out.
When Gynamo is depressed over not having Beauty Zonnette fall for him, Zelmoda consults Exhaus who tells him to make her love him. The resulting scheme with EE Musubinofu fails however and results in Zonnette leaving the Bowzock for good.
Upon discovering a once-in-a-million years phenomenon where the constellations protecting the five car constellations that provide the Carmagic to the Carranger are weakened, Exhaus manipulates the Carranger and Bowzock into battle while he steals the five constellations, taking away the Carranger's power and allowing them to easily be defeated by the gang. However, whilst they destroy the Pegasus Garage with bombs, he fills the Baribarian with rubbish. When they return, he ultimately betrays the Bowzock with the Carranger finally done for; seeing them as merely garbage of the universe with no further use and sending them and their Baribarian satellite to Earth to blow both up at the same time which is ultimately stopped by Sirender. }}
After the Bowzock and Carranger finally make peace by way of Beauty Zonnette, the Carrangers personally smash the Baribarian into Exhaus in order to seemingly stop him and take back the car constellations and, likewise, their Carmagic. Unfortunately, Exhaus survives by absorbing the evil energies of the entire universe into his body to assume a fighting form, Exhaus Super-Strong (エグゾス・スーパーストロング Eguzosu Sūpā Sutorongu). In this form, he seems unstoppable as he shrugs off both the Victory Twister of VRV Robo and it's self destruct and even RV Robo's special sword attack is useless. After he destroys it however, he is finally stopped by being fed stale imo-youkan by Gynamo which causes him to weaken and shrink to human size where he reverts back to his regular form. Exhaus claims that he can't be killed before he fulfills his goal but is weakened by the Auto Blasters. With Exhaus crippled, the Carrangers use the Crew Magic attack (where the whole team turn into their RV Vehicles and tear through the enemy) to destroy Exhaus body. His soul then flies up into vast outer space where he turns into dust alongside his highway, bringing the threat posed by the Bowzock to an end once and for all.
Exhaus was traitorous, ruthless, sadistic, cruel, and insane by nature. Desiring power, he was willing to do whatever it takes to get it up to and including betraying his greatest allies as a means to an end. Exhaus was also arrogant and egomaniacal, considering others to be garbage of the universe whilst also possessing a god complex and viewing himself as superior than everyone else.
Powers and Abilities
- Power: Even in his weaker form, Reckless Dash Emperor Exhaus was one of the most powerful enemies in Super Sentai history as he was effortlessly able to overwhelm the Bowzock.
- Strength: Exhaus was able to grab and throw the Baribarian to Earth with his bare hands.
- Atmospheric Corruption: Exhaus was able to turn everyone on Planet Police evil and by extension Signal,an by polluting the atmosphere.
- Constellation Absorption: Exhaus was able to absorb the Carmagic constellations into himself to render the Carrangers powerless.
- Highway Creation: Using the power of the Carmagic constellations, Exhaus was able to create the highway of his dreams.
- Energy Absorption: Exhaus was able to absorb all of the evil energy in the universe to resurrect himself.
- Enhancement: Exhaus was able to use the evil energy to transform into the more powerful Exhaus Super Strong form.
- Fire Blasts: Even after being shrunk down and reverted by Gynamo, Exhaus was still able to summon evil energy to throw large orange fireballs. These caused massive explosions and sent all five Carrangers flying with one hit.
- Garbage Summoning: Exhaus was able to summon garbage into the Baribarian whilst the Pegasus Garrage was being destroyed.
- Fists: Although Exhaus did not fight in this form, he used his bare hands to send the Baribarian to Earth.
Powers and Abilities
- Lighting Breath: Exhaus Super Strong could powerful red lighting beams from his mouth. When used on the Carrangers and Bowzock, a single blast took all five of them down. When used on VRV Robo, it was able to damage it to the point that the Carrangers were forced to attempt a suicide attack.
- Strength: True to his nature, Exhaus Super Strong was one of the strongest villains in Super Sentai history as he was powerful enough to beat both RV Robo and VRV Robo.
- Durability: Exhaus Super Strong was able to take powerful hits and blows from VRV Robo's blasters, getting self-destructed at point-blank range by VRV Robo and getting drilled through in the midsection by RV Robo's Hyper Crushed finisher, and he still did not get a scratch on him.
- Reformation: Exhaus Super Strong was able to reform his stomach after the Hyper Crusher ripped a hole through it.
- Expired Imo-youkan: Exhaus Super Strong was incredibly strong but being fed expired imo-youkan, made him shrink down into his regular form.
- Fists: Exhaus Super Strong was far stronger and able to fight the mecha with his bare hands.
- Energy Absorb: Exhaus Super Strong coulc absorb his enemy's attacks with his hands as seen when he caught the Victory Twister.
- Energy Reflect: Exhaus Super Strong could then fire a large orange energy beam back at the enemy.
- Focus Blast: Exhaus Super Strong's strongest attack where he summoned evil energy into his hands and fired it forth as massive orange fireballs. This was able to utterly destroy RV Robo with just three hits.
Behind the Scenes
- Exhaus was voiced by the late Osamu Kobayashi in his second and final Super Sentai role, having previously voiced Bara Guard in the preceding season's forty-sixth episode.
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- His name is derived from "exhaust pipe" and his assumed name when forming the Bowzock was Exhaus' Japanese name backwards.
- Exhaus' plan to blow up the Earth to make way for an interstellar highway was a reference to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
- While only his Exhaus Super-Strong form was seen in Power Rangers Turbo, his original form was seen when Goldgoyle first appeared on Earth.
- Divatox - Power Rangers counterpart in Turbo. See comparison page. (as the main antagonist of the series)
- Goldgoyle - Power Rangers counterpart in Turbo. See comparison page. (Super Strong costume only)