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He was a child when his older brother Gou Fukami was believed to have been killed by Rio. This event traumatized Retsu severely, to the point where years later he still possessed an utter hatred for Rio. He originally had a promising career in painting but took a break to learn the same fighting style as his older brother had to find the same motivation that it gave Gou, rather than out of revenge. Retsu is very intelligent but also selfish, doesn't take interest in others, and gives an impression of extreme coldness, although this changes as the series progresses. He believes that winning should be like a painting, complete and something that moves you. He sometimes mixes English when speaking. He learned of moving sensation of a trance when he mastered Bat Li's Fierce Beast Bat-Fist (激獣バット拳, Gekijū Battoken) style. He knows various "Techniques" (技, Gi, also pronounced as Waza), putting them in first priority when training. His attention to beauty costs him stamina, making his "Body" his weakest point until he competed with Bion Biao in an endurance match (and emerges victorious) to obtain Extreme Ki. This training allows him to become Super GekiBlue (スーパーゲキブルー Sūpā Geki Burū). As Super GekiBlue, he uses the Fierce Beast Gazelle-Fist (激獣ガゼル拳 Gekijū Gazeruken) style and is the "Extremely Fantastic Technique" (「過激にファンタスティック・テクニック」 Kageki ni Fantasutikku Tekunikku).
During the final battle, Retsu is infused with Rageku's Confrontation Ki, and is then brought to an astral Confrontation Beast Hall to master the Confrontation Beast Jelly-Fist (臨獣ジェリー拳 Rinjū Jerīken), style to seal Long. Three months after Long's defeat, he is seen alongside Ran Uzaki teaching the Beast Fist to young kids at SCRTC.
Go-Onger vs. Gekiranger
In Engine Sentai Go-Onger vs. Gekiranger After Jan returned from his trip and when he battles against Nunchaku Banki he and Ran immediately arrived to assist him in his fight against Nunchaku Bank later the trio were send to another dimension when the Go-Ongers arrived.
A few years later, Retsu 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. Retsu with Ran 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, Captain Marvelous returned all the Ranger Keys to the former Sentai heroes. It is assumed Retsu and his teammates received their keys allowing for them to utilize their powers once again.
Super Hero Taisen
Retsu, alongside his team (Rio and Mele 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 fighting Zatsurig and Alligator Imagin.
Super Hero Taisen Z
The Gekiranger trio were among the various superheroes that came to help during the Space Shocker crisis, having been summoned by Gai Ikari. They appeared with the Livemen and Gingamen to aid Kamen Rider Beast against a Space Shocker force led by Space Spider Man.
After Demon King Psycho was destroyed, the Gekirangers appeared on a cliff alongside all the other past heroes to say goodbye to the heroes of recent years before taking their leave.
Zyuohger vs. Ninninger
GekiBlue appeared with his team among the first 38 Super Sentai whom collectively empowered Wild Tousai Shuriken King in its fight against the titanic Gillmarda, granting the Ninningers and Zyuohgers the power to perform the Zyuoh Ninnin Super Sentai Burst which destroyed Gillmarda with the combined power of all 40 Super Sentai.
Super Sentai Strongest Battle
Retsu joined the Super Sentai Strongest Battle as a member of Acrobat Team, but didn’t get to participate in the competition because his team was eliminated after losing the first round against Land, Sea, Air Team.
- Gou Fukami- Older brother
Due to believing that his brother is dead, he despises Rio for utter reason. Retsu is very intelligent but also selfish, doesn't take interest in others, and gives an impression of extreme coldness, although this changes as the series progresses.
Video game appearances
- Retsu Fukami/GekiBlue: to be added
Super Sentai Battle Base
GekiBlue is among the vast pantheon of Rangers which are available in the mobile game Super Sentai Battle Base, with his Super Gekiranger form being available as well.
Super Sentai Legend Wars
GekiBlue appears with his team among all Sentai in the mobile game Super Sentai Legend Wars.
These are techniques taught to Retsu and/or utilized uniquely by him.
These Gekiwaza focus on the "Technique" of the user. Two variations of this style are Jaguar Drunken-Fist (ジャガー酔拳 Jagā Suiken) and Jaguar Sleeping-Fist (ジャガー眠り拳 Jagā Nemuriken), which are influenced by the Zui Quan fighting style.
- Spin-Spin Bullet (転転弾 Ten Ten Dan): GekiBlue's Gekiwaza that projects his Fierce Ki as GekiJaguar to somersault into opponents.
- Dance-Dance Palm (舞舞掌 Mai Mai Shō): GekiBlue's Gekiwaza that utilizes his GekiTonfa abilities.
- Dance-Dance Strike (舞舞打 Mai Mai Da): GekiBlue's Gekiwaza that utilizes the GekiTonfa.
- Dance-Dance Jump (舞舞跳 Mai Mai Chō): GekiBlue's Gekiwaza that allowed him to fight on a vertical surface against Moriya using high speed and amazing techniques. The beauty of this technique moved even Mele's cold heart.
- GekiTonfa Bloom-Bloom Bullet (ゲキトンファー華華弾 GekiTonfā Hana Hana Dan): GekiBlue's personal Gekiwaza that uses the GekiTonfa in a spinning motion, creating a flower-like pattern in the afterimage.
- Super Jaguar Strike (スーパージャガー撃 Sūpā Jagā Geki): A Gekiwaza that utilizes Extreme Ki and the Super GekiClaw.
- Super Jaguar Strike Special (スーパージャガー撃スペシャル Sūpā Jagā Geki Supesharu): Gekiwaza with which the Super Jaguar Attack developed.
- Fantastic Extreme Ki Slash (ファンタスティック過激気斬 Fantasutikku Kageki Zan): While Jan leaves the team, GekiBlue uses the Super SaiBlade, performing his own Extreme Ki Hard Diamond attack.
- Fierce-Extreme Judge-Palm (激烈断掌 Gekiretsu Danshō): Secret Gekiwaza.
These Gekiwaza are performed through war fan techniques.
- GekiFan Rise-Rise Bullet (ゲキファン昇昇弾 GekiFan Shō Shō Dan): A Gekiwaza that uses the GekiFan.
- GekiFan Rise-Rise Dance (ゲキファン昇昇舞 GekiFan Shō Shō Mai): Uses the Double GekiFan to perform a graceful movement in midair.
- GekiFan Air-Air Slash (ゲキファン宙宙斬 GekiFan Chū Chū Zan): Charges the Double GekiFan with Fierce Ki in midair to slash the opponents.
These Gekiwaza focus on the "Body" of the user and are mainly performed through GekiGazelle.
- Gazelle Kick (ガゼル脚 Gazeru Kyaku): GekiGazelle rears up and kicks GekiPenguin to allow for the Penguin Bullet Gekiwaza.
These are attacks shared within the 'triangle' of GekiRed, GekiYellow and GekiBlue and occasionally added onto by GekiViolet and Gekichopper
- Soul-Soul Bullet (魂魂弾 Kon Kon Dan): The three Gekirangers focus their Fierce Ki to over their enture bodies it enters a Fierce Ki Explosive State (激気爆発 Geki Bakuhatsu), charging at their opponents and exposing to them to their Ki at point-blank range.
- Super Double Attack (スーパーダブル撃 Sūpā Daburu Geki): A Gekiwaza which two attack simultaneously utilizing Extreme Ki and the Super GekiClaws.
- Super Triple Attack (スーパートリプル撃 Sūpā Toripuru Geki): A Gekiwaza which three attack simultaneously utilizing Extreme Ki and the Super GekiClaws.
- Three Plan Slash (三算斬 San San Zan): A three-way attack with two Super GekiClaws and the SaiBlade.
- Fierce Ki Union (激気合一 Geki Gōitsu): A combination of the Super Fierce-Fierce Cannon and the Stern-Stern Fist, combining the energies of the two Gekiwazas into a powerful attack. The Fierce Ki Union is later augmented by GekiChopper's Super Twist-Twist Bullet.
- Five Combined Work (五合業 Go Gō Gō): A Gekiwaza which five Gekirangers rush to an opponent while making GekiYellow into a head and spouting each Ki.
These are attacks shared with others.
- Super Brother Attack (スーパーブラザー撃 Sūpā Burazā Geki): Super GekiBlue and GekiViolet's attack.
The GekiBlue Ranger Key (ゲキゲキブルーレンジャーキー Geki Burū Renjā Kī) is Retsu Fukami'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 GekiBlue Ranger Key was mainly used by Joe Gibken (Gokai Blue), who used it to fight as GekiBlue.
- When the Gokaigers became the Gekirangers in their fight with Cosmic Kenpō Master Pachacamac XIII.
- When the Gokaigers (bar Don) became the Gekirangers in order to use the Fierce Ki Infusion against Action Commander Shieldon in a vein attempt to penetrate his shield.
- When the Gokaigers became the Gekirangers while fighting Action Commander Zakyura.
- When the Gokaigers became the Gekirangers and RinJyuKen Warriors while fighting Zangyack shortly before the team found out that Don was apparently a legendary hero.
After Zangyack were finally defeated, the Gokaigers gave the Ranger Keys back to their rightful owners. It is presumed that Retsu received his key and became GekiBlue once more.
After transforming into Geki Blue, Retsu says, "The great blossom colored with technique. 'Fantastic Technique,' Geki Blue!" (技が彩る大輪の華 「ファンタスティック・テクニック」 ゲキブルー！ Waza ga irodoru tairin no hana. "Fantasutikku Tekunikku," Geki Burū!). After transforming into Super Geki Blue, Retsu says, "'Extremely Fantastic Technique,' Super Geki Blue!" (「カゲキにファンタスティック・テクニック」 スーパーゲキブルー！ "Kageki ni Fantasutikku Tekunikku," Sūpā Geki Burū!).
ImitationsThe doppelganger of Retsu was created by Shiyuu. He used it as a revenge for Retsu cracking Shiyuu's armor with GekiFan. When he is in the shower room, he looks at himself in the mirror, when he turns away, his reflection moves differently. Retsu gets confused, touching the mirror, and the reflection pulls Retsu into the mirror. The doppelganger of Retsu was played by his actor's twin brother Shinpei Takagi.
Behind the scenes
Retsu Fukami is portrayed by Manpei Takagi (高木 万平 Takagi Manpei) as a child and a baby, he is portrayed by Nao Fujisaki (藤崎 直 Fujisaki Nao?) and Sora Kitajima (北島 空 Kitajima Sora?) . He has an identical twin brother Shinpei Takagi who played a copy of Retsu in Lesson 38. Shinpei later appeared as Takuma Tsuzuki/AkibaRed II in Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger, their connection is referenced when Kozukozu says Takuma looks like Retsu, but Nobuo says they look nothing alike. As GekiBlue, his suit actor was Yasuhiro Takeuchi (竹内 康博 Takeuchi Yasuhiro), his sub was Yoshifumi Oshikawa (押川 善文 Oshikawa Yoshifumi).
- He shares his given name with Retsu Ichijouji, the protagonist of the original Metal Heroes show Uchuu Keiji Gavan.
- He shares his last name with Makoto Fukami, the secondary Rider (who also wears blue) of the series Kamen Rider Ghost. Coincidentally, both of them have encountered their doppelganger at one point.
- Retsu is the only Gekiranger whose name has more than 3 English letters.
- Retsu is the second sentai ranger to have a clone played by his actor's twin brother, the first one being Kazu/KirinRanger.
- Theo Martin - Power Rangers counterpart in Jungle Fury. See comparison page.
- Robert James - second-in-command of the Jungle Fury Rangers.