|“||I would be scared if I wasn't so darn good.||”|
| Tyson Granger|
|Age|| 12-13 (Beyblade) |
14 (Beyblade: V-Force)
15 (Beyblade: G-Revolution)
|Past Beyblade(s)|| Dragoon S|
Dragoon V,Dragoon V2
Dragoon G,Dragoon GT
|Current Beyblade(s)||Dragoon MS UV|
|Current Team(s)||G-Revolutions, BBA Revolution|
|Relatives|| Ryu Granger (Grandfather)|
Tatsuya Kinomiya (Father)
Yoshie Kinomiya (Mother)
Hiro Granger (Brother)
|Rivals||Kai Hiwatari, Kane Yamashita, Brooklyn Masefield|
|Occupation(s)||#1 Blader in the World|
|Behind the scenes|
|First anime appearance||The Blader Raider|
|English voice actor||Marlowe Gardiner-Heslin|
Tyson Granger (known as Takao Kinomiya in Japanese version) is the main protagonist of the Original Series. He is the "#1 Beyblader in the World", having won three world championships in a row, winning the first one with Bladebreakers, the second one with Max and the third one with BBA Revolution. He was a member of the Bladebreakers, a Beyblade Team that consisted of the leader, Kai Hiwatari along with Max Tate, Ray Kon, Hilary Tachibana, Daichi Sumeragi, Kenny, his brother Hiro, and himself. He is also known as the one and only owner of the Bit-Beast, Dragoon - one of the 4 sacred bitbeasts.
Tyson was introduced in Season One, as a cocky, confident, and fearless Blader who strived to be "Number One", even when he failed. This is what makes him similar to Masamune Kadoya (however Masamune is often compared to Daichi ) . Over the course of the series, Tyson matured and has taken his responsibility from being a young boy at the beginning of Beyblade, to grow into a young man playing Beyblade seriously. He is now the champion of the originals.
Tyson is also popular, for his relationship with his long-time rival and friend, Kai Hiwatari. From the beginning of the series, Tyson and Kai became arch-enemies, but as the series continued, they became close friends, and held a great and powerful bond, that made themselves, the Best Bladers.
Tyson can be compared to the Metal Saga protagonist, Gingka Hagane, and even though Tyson was the Best Blader of the Original Series, he was not the leader of the Bladebreakers as his close friend, Kai, was. However, Tyson became the leader in G-Revolution, a later series.
Personality and Relationships
Tyson is a strong-willed Blader who is not afraid to speak his mind and in doing so, he seems to get into more trouble than most kids his age but he handles those troubles very easily.
Tyson is famous for his sense of humor which declines with each passing season until he becomes a young man beyblading seriously.
Tyson is a really popular person inside the series. He had a lot of fans, even when he was an amateur. When he first won the regional tournament, many people picked up Beyblading just to be like him and defeat him. He has a lot of fans in his school as shown in Beyblade V-Force, much to Hilary 's dismay. Although he is popular, he doesn't seem to have many close friends outside of his beyblading ones. His closest friend throughout the series has been Kenny whom he goes to school with, however Max and him seem also to be close as he forgives him more easily than Ray for quiting the Japanese team .Tyson shares a unique relationship with both Ray and Kai, Kai whom is his rival and sort-of his friend and Ray whom he sometimes fights with but seems to have a mutural respect. Outside of Beyblade, Tyson doesn't make friends easily because of his competitive nature, but he usually leaves a profound effect on the ones he does, completely changing their attitudes and way of life.
In Beyblade, Tyson has black hair, blue eyes, peach skin. He wore a backwards red, blue and white hat, an open red jacket (with white collars), yellow buttons, yellow shirt under it, brown fingerless gloves, blue shorts, long white socks and shoes that were red, white and yellow shoes.
In V-Force however, all the characters obtained a major redesign including, Tyson. Tyson's eyes turned to brown but kept the black hair, got lighter skin, but, still kept his backwards hat (except the white part turned red and the blue outline turned white), kept the open jacket, however the yellow buttons were removed but the collar was kept. He kept the yellow shirt but with longer sleves, the gloves turned into blue, his shorts were replaced with grey jeans and his shoes were red, grey and blue colored.
In G-Revolution, he received a minor redesign. His gloves turned a darker blue. His red jacket received short sleeves with white highlights; covering his yellow t-shirt, long sleeves which were removed. He obtained a blue and yellow Beyblade container on his left arm and received new red and white shoes. He also replaced his grey jeans with dark blue ones.
- Hiro Granger: Tyson's older brother, a wise beyblader with much knowledge to offer in Beyblade: G-Revolution. He also has a counterpart; Jin of the Gale. Hiro first taught Tyson how to play beyblade. In the manga, Hiro initially joined the BEGA League as Brooklyn's coach, but later assisted in helping to re-establish the BBA after proving to Boris that his organization was a way for Tyson and his friends to improve their skills. His Bit-Beast is called Metal Driger.
- Mr. Granger: Tyson's father, an archaeologist who is dedicated to finding out how Bit-Beasts work, where they came from and why they are in beyblades themselves, and travels all over the world to find his answers.
- Mrs. Granger: Tyson's mother, he himself knows very little about her as she died when Tyson was only four months old due to an unknown disease.
- Ryu "Grandpa" Granger: Tyson's grandfather, a samurai dojo trainer, who raised Tyson in his early years.
- Makoto Granger: Tyson's son in the manga. He appears in the chapter and is seen battling Kai's son, Gou and Ray's daughter, Rin.
BeybladeA young teenage boy named Tyson Granger lives in Japan and enters the Japan Regional Beyblade Qualifying Tournament. Tyson encounters Kai Hiwatari, Max Tate and Ray Kon. After defeating Kai (and Ray), he becomes the new regional champion and the four bladers organize a team, known as the Bladebreakers.
The Asian Qualifiers
The Bladebreakers tour China to register for the championships, while confronting the White Tigers, Ray's former team. It is seen that Ray's old team holds a grudge against him for leaving them, but towards the end of the China Tournament, Ray and his ex-teammates make amends, and the Bladebreakers win the tournament.
The American Qualifiers and Europe
After this, Tyson and his friends arrive in the United States to fight the All Starz , who are coached by Max's mom. After winning the American league, the team find themselves stranded in Europe. In order to get to Russia to register for the World Championships, they must battle the Majestics who are Europe's top bladers. They win because of their bonding with their Bit-Beasts as a team.
The final Championships
Once in Russia, Tyson and his friends find themselves up against the Demolition Boys, the Russian team and World Champions, who are ruthless and obsessed with power. The Bladebreakers then discover that the Demolition Boys are merely tools for the BIOVOLT Corporation, run by Kai's grandfather, Voltaire and Boris, a criminal mastermind. Initially, Kai was pursued by Boris to join the Demolition Boys in the ultimate quest for power, the Black Dranzer Bit-Beast which Kai was seeking to become the best Beyblader. However, he realizes his mistakes and rejoins the Bladebreakers. During the finals, Kai loses the first round and his Dranzer to Spencer and his bit-beast Seaborg. Ray barely manages to win against Bryan, but has to be taken to hospital after the injuries from the match. Tyson manages to defeat Tala, the leader of the Demolition Boys whose body had been genetically modified by Boris to win the match, in the final round and manages to win the title of the BBA world champion and of course all stolen bit-beasts returned to bladers.
After the World Championships
The Bladebreakers have gone their separate ways, Max to America, Ray to China, Kai's whereabouts unknown and Tyson back at home in Japan. But when Team Psykick and the Saint Shields attack the Bladebreakers, and try to steal their bit-beasts for their own reasons, the Bladebreakers assemble once again to defeat the new enemies. Tyson's classmate Hilary Tachibana (Hiromi Tachibana) joins the Bladebreakers, but takes time to learn the fact that Beyblade isn't just a stupid game as she thinks it is.
In an attempt to steal the four bit-beasts from the Bladebreakers, Team Psykick creates four cyborg copies of the Bladebreakers' bit-beasts and recruit four skilled bladers named Kane, Salima, Goki and Jim to control the bit-beasts and their respective blades. These teenagers were actually pure hearted and innocent bladers with high ambitions, but the dark power of the cyborg bit-beasts gradually take over their minds and turn them evil. The first half of the second season ends with the Bladebreakers defeating Team Psykick, Tyson, Ray, Kai and Max battle Kane, Salima, Goki and Jim respectively and defeat them. After the cyborg beasts are destroyed Team Psykick come back to their normal selves and regain consciousness.
Defeating the Saint Shields
The second half of Season 2 deals with the truth of why the Saint Shields and Team Psykick are after their bit-beasts and about a rock that Max's mother found that contains bit-beasts, which is stolen by Team Psykick. The Saint Shields' reason is because they wish to seal the Bladebreakers' bit-beasts in a rock because they fear that the bit-beasts could get out of control like they did in the past, the saint-shields battle the Bladebreakers and manage to seal off Ray's bit-beast Driger in a rock but later Ray reclaims Driger and Bladebreakers defeat all the Saint Shields in a team face off.
Dr. Zaggart and Zeo's secret
Team Psykick's reason in trying to steal the bit-beasts is because the Psykick's leader, Dr. Zagart, wants the bit-beasts to turn his android son Zeo (an exact replica of his actual son who died in an accident) into a real human. After defeating the Saint Shields, Tyson and co meets Zeo and befriends him without knowing the fact that he is the son of Team Psykick's leader. Zeo also is unware of the fact that he is a cyborg and not a human and that his father is behind all of Team Psykick's plans. Later Zeo finds out about his past and decides to help his father in his plans. Dr. Zagart gives Zeo a bit beast named Cerberus, the strongest bit-beast sealed in the rock. Zeo enters the world Beyblade tournament with the motive of defeating all the Bladebreakers members and stealing their bit beasts. In the tournament Zeo defeats Kai and Max and steals their bit-beasts Dranzer and Draciel. But in the final battle Tyson and Dragoon (Tyson's bit beast) defeat Zeo and Cerberus. In the process Tyson and Max's team win the world tournament. Dranzer and Draciel come back to their original bladers, Kai and Max.
A New RivalAfter Becoming the Beyblade World Champion again for the second time, Tyson is seen giving kids tips on blading. Suddenly, a red-haired boy named Daichi runs screaming at Tyson, challenging him to a battle. With strategy and skill, Tyson defeats Daichi. Daichi furiously then demands a rematch when a new character, Jin of the Gale appears - who is later revealed to be Hiro, Tyson's brother.
The Bladebreakers disband after Ray and Max decide to try and defeat Tyson on their own teams, with Ray returning to China and Max to the US and Mr. Dickenson announces a new tag team format. Angry with Max and Ray, Tyson supports both of his former bladebreakers competing in the Japanese qualifiers (Kenny and Kai) rather than Daichi. Kai is announced as Tyson's tag team member but Kenny and Daichi are announced as the 2 alternate players. With Hiro as coach, the new Japanese team "the BBA revolution" begins. Hiro decides to train the new team in the wilderness, where he announces Kai has quit the team to join the Blitzkreigh boys, the Russian team. The new training improves Daichi's Blading skills, much to Tyson and Hiro's amazement. The two train until they drop. Tyson and Daichi are now ready to compete.
VS Ray and Lee
In New York to begin the first of the final rounds. The first match is BBA Revolution against White Tiger X, but before the first round between Tyson and Lee starts, Tyson changes the rules, which allows that the four players can compete against each other simultaneously. Daichi and Tyson's consistant arguing It comes to a heated argument between the two, resulting in them loosing the match. Tyson, not wanting to realize the truth, isntantly blames Daichi while Ray does not count the match as a win as Tyson was not at his best.
After suffering a crushing defeat, Tyson is sulking at the Statue of Liberty. Hiro tries to cheer him up, however Tyson still believes that it was all Daichis fault. Hiro tells him that the bad performance was also his fault. Nevertheless he is still ranked the number 1 Blader in the world. He asks Hiro to a fight that he loses, to which he immediately begins assigning blame. Jin disappears, believing Tyson is hopeless so long as he cannot admit his weakness' and faults.
The team without Tyson
Tyson is welcomed back to the BBA Revolution with open arms as they head to Rome to face the Blitzkrieg Boys. Hiro benches Tyson after Tyson fails to learn the error of his ways. An angry Tyson then hits Tao. Tyson is finally aware that he cannot do everything on his own and that even he has faults. He returns to the stage to find Kenny recently defeated by Tala. Kenny schemes a plan that will allow Daichi to win the third and final mach. Much to Tysons amazement, the plan works and Daichi wins. vowing to never understimate his teammates.
Liars and Cheats
The BBA Revolution has now gone to Madrid to face-off against the Barthez Battalion Suddenly before the match Kenny discovers that the Barthez Battalion is cheating, Tyson however decides that instead of reporting them, he will beat them in a fair fight. Daichi win the first match. Tyson now has to go against Miguel and his illegal Beyblade. Throughout the battle, Tyson explains to Miguel what Beyblade is really about, and with all his strength, he is able to defeat Miguel.
The fight starts at Sahara Stadium .Tyson has drafted a plan to help the BBA Revolution beat the F-Dynasty. He wants to hold the match in a team format, although F-Dynasty are specialists in this format. He believes that he and his partner Daichi have more strength and endurance. In a turn of events, the exact opposite occurs and Tyson is mentally behind. In the end he was able to pull a victory while his partner suffered a loss.
Showdown: Max vs Tyson
In Sydney, Australia the BBA Revolution faces-off against the PPB All Starz. Daichi win his match, Tyson and Max will contest the second match. Tyson immediately lunges at Draciel. Tyson gives it his all to which Max counters. This continues for the majority of the battle. In the end, Tyson uses Draciel's move against it to win. Althought Max lost, he and Tyson are still close friends.
Tyson and Daichi will once again face the F-Dynasty. They decide to give the F-Dynasty a taste of their own medicine: Dragoon tank. Tyson, who has never lost against F-Dynasty is confident that he and his new Dragoon Galaxy Turbo will win. Initially, he and Daichi have the upper hand in the match, however the F-Dynasty soon fights back. Finally, Tyson has an idea that is quite risky. Thanks to Strata Dragoon, Tyson is able to use the flames of the arena to defeat them.
Final Round: Tyson vs Kai
Tyson and his team enter the final against the Blitzkrieg Boys on. Daichi and Tala discharged from the first fight, but as the result leads to a draw. Tyson must now face Kai for the title of Beyblade World Champion. Transmitted only in the first phase the audiences are at an uproar. While Kai delivers several unexpected and powerful moves, Tyson and Dragoon do not give up. As they come upon the wilderness stage, the battle for dominance continues. Tyson then uses Kai's move against him which the latter counters. There is a huge clash in which the roof of the arena is destroyed. Both beyblades simultaneously sleep out. As Mr. Dickenson explains that both have won, Tyson and Kai do not believe this and the battle continues. Tyson and Kai begin the next match, already knowing each others moves. In the end, Dragoon was able to take the win by a small margin and Tyson becomes the Beyblade World Champion for the third consecutive time.
Boris is back!
Boris has returnednwith the BBA dissolved replaced with his new organsation, BEGA. Boris tells Tyson he is a changed man and offers him to go pro and become BEGA's new poster boy. Unsure whether to trust him, Tyson meets Tala who tells Tyson never to trust Borris and that he, Gary and Bryan would take him down. They are later defeated by Garland, a main BEGA blader, who causes Tala to collapse. As Tala beggins to faint he tells Tyson that Boris is not to be trusted and that he tricked many young bladers such as himself in the past. Tala goes into a coma and Tyson swears revenge on Borris and BEGA forming a new anti-BEGA team - the G-revolutions . Daichi, Ray and Max are quick to join and just as Tyson goes to thank Kai... but he instead joins BEGA!
Borris accepts Tysons challenge under the condition they fight 5-on-5 and Tyson has to search for a 5th member; when Hiro joins BEGA as there new coach. Angry with Kai and his brother, Tyson complains to himself when Ray furiously tells him the reason they left the team is because they want to know whether they can beat Tyson and that he himself has to know too, they battle and Tyson wins by a fraction. Time is running out and Tyson needs to find a 5th member...
BEGA vs G-revolutions
with still no 5th member, Grandpa poses as a blader while Daichi is beaten by Ming-Ming and Crusher narrowly beats Ray. Max goes against Mystel and it ends in a draw, and the G-revolutions legitimate 5th member is announced - Kai. Having pulled himself together after losing to Brooklyn, Kai challenges him to a seemingly one sided battle which Kai narrowly wins; however it comes at a price. With G-revolution all offering to take Kai to hospital, Kai waves them down and walks away - severly injured. Tyson goes up against Garland, determined not to lose Tyson takes a victory meaning a spare match must be fought.
Brooklyn vs Tyson
Tyson faces off against brooklyn to decide who wins the tournament, however Brooklyn is not quite the same as when he battled with Kai. Having never lost to anyone ever before, Brooklyn goes physco and unleases his true power - creating a parralel dimension for him and Tyson to battle. As well as battling, Tyson learns of Brooklyn's past and that he was alone as a child - nobody would blade with him due to his unbeatable beyblade skills. Tyson manages to convince Brooklyn that he is not alone and uses all of the bitbeasts of his friends to defeat him. Brooklyn and Tyson depart as friends and the BBA reforms.
While he is determined and strong of spirit in battle, Tyson can be rash and take too many risks. Tyson isn't very good at beyblade customization and sometimes lacks common sense. Tyson's beyblades uses special attacks that take on the form of a dragon, and they are generally one of the fiercest, more powerful beyblades around. They use the wind element. Dragoons beyblades are known to get better with each model possibly describing how Tyson develops as he grows up and learns from his mistakes. Tyson's Bit-Beast is Dragoon.
Tyson and his Bit-Beast Dragoon share a bond that is legendary throughout the series. His Bit-Beast often gains more power due to his vigor and endless supply of confidence, coupled with his ability to push himself to unimaginable levels.
Tyson seems to get his strange skills from his Dragoon beyblade, such as being able to outrun dogs and cars. In the final episode of G-Revolution, the shared power between him and Dragoon gave him the ability to fly for the duration of his battle with Brooklyn. This could also have been an effect of Brooklyn's alternate dimension.
|Beyblade Listing - Category|
Even though the Beyblades of the F-Dynasty and the HMS beyblades can spin left, Tyson's series of Beyblades are the only ones which exclusively use the left-spin gear (except for his first Beyblade, Grip Attacker).
- Dragoon Grip Attacker - Vanishing Attack
- Dragoon Storm - Storm Attack
- Dragoon Fighter - Phantom Hurricane
- Dragoon Fighter U.V.
- Dragoon Victory - Victory Tornado
- Dragoon Victory 2 - Hyper Victory Tornado
- Dragoon Victory 2 U.V. -Victory Tornado, Hyper Victory Tornado.
- Dragoon Galaxy - Galaxy Storm, Twin Tornado Attack (Only with Daichi).
- Dragoon Galaxy Turbo - Galaxy Turbo Twister, Dragoon Tank (Only with Daichi).
Hard Metal System
- Dragoon Metal Storm - Evolution Storm.
- Dragoon Metal Storm U.V - Galaxy Storm, Galaxy Turbo Twister, Evolution Storm.
|Carlos & Blade Sharks||Win|
|Cenotaph (Tag w/ Bladebreakers)||Loss|
|Ian Papov||No Outcome|
|Kai Hiwatari (Tag w/ Max Tate and Ray Kon)||Win|
|Ray Kon||No Outcome|
|Kai Hiwatari||No Outcome|
|Saint Shields(Tag w/ Zeo Zagart)||Win|
|Kai Hiwatari||No Outcome|
|Jin & Daichi (Tag w/ Ray Kon)||Loss|
|Ray Kon & Lee Wong (Tag w/ Daichi Sumeragi)||Loss|
|Hiro Granger (Tag w/ Daichi Sumeragi)||Win|
|Julia Fernandez & Raul Fernandez (Tag w/ Daichi Sumeragi)||Loss|
|Julia Fernandez & Raul Fernandez (Tag w/ Daichi Sumeragi)||Win|
|Kai Hiwatari||52||No Outcome (Series Ended)|
Tyson is in just about all the video games relating beyblade.
- Tyson is one of 3 original characters from the video game Jisedai Bēgoma Battle Beyblade to survive into the main series. The other two being his brother and Kai.
- Tyson's hat originally belonged to his older brother, Hiro Granger who gave it to him after winning a beyblade match.
- Tyson is the only member of the Bladebreakers who has a sibling.
- His Japanese name, Takao is named after Takao Aoki.
- Tyson is the only member of the Bladebreakers to never temporarily lose his Bit-Beast to someone else in the Anime with the only exception being Beyblade: The Movie - Fierce Battle, which isn't canon. In the manga, he temporary loses it and reclaims it in battle against Ozuma (much like how Ray got Driger back in the anime).
- Tyson is one of three characters to be transferred from the original Beyblade game on the GBC into the actual storyline. The others are Kai and his brother otherwise known as Shippu no Jin (Hurricane Jin).
- Tyson is Japanese, but sometimes he seems to speak with more a Old English tone, like when saying sorry or almost anything else with an 'O' in it.
- It may be speculated that Tyson might have won the final tie-breaker match against Brooklyn because just like the terms agreed, the organization which won 3-2 would rule Beyblading. Just after the Cap and the feather are shown, it is revealed that the BBA were making a comeback, indirectly implying that Tyson had won the match, making the scoreline 3-2 in favor of the G-Revolution team.
- Tyson is 5' 0" (152 centimeters) tall in the Original, but 5' 3" (160 centimeters) in V-Force.
- Every loss Tyson suffered in V-Force was to Ozuma.
- In each season, Tyson starts out with the latest series of Beyblades, while the rest of the Bladebreakers use their previous models, with the exception of Ray in V-Force, who uses Driger V in his first beyblading appearance. In V-Force, Tyson and Ray start the series with Dragoon V and Driger V (Driger F was seen briefly once however), while Kai and Max do not get V series beyblades until later in the series. In G-Revolution, Tyson starts out with Dragoon G, while Kai, Ray, and Max use their V2 beyblades until the World Championships start (again, Ray can possibly be excluded, as he first uses Driger G in the Asian qualifying tournament, while Kai and Max use their V2 blades for the Russia and America qualifiers respectively). Daichi also gets Strata Dragoon G later on in the series.
- Tyson is the counterpart of Gingka Hagane from Metal Fusion/Masters/Fury.
- The character Captain Arrow from Beyblade: Shogun Steel is based on Tyson.
- Information on Tyson's character at Absolute Anime
- Tyson at Beyblade Fantasy
- Tyson at Beyblade Stars
For a full gallery of images of Tyson, see Tyson Granger/Gallery.