|English Translation||Takao Kinomiya|
|English Dub Name||Tyson Granger|
|English Voice Actor||Marlowe Gardiner-Heslin|
|First Appearance (Anime)||The Blade Raider|
|First Appearance (Manga)||Chapter 1|
14 (V-Force) 15 (G-Revolution)
|Beyblade||Dragoon Grip Attacker, Storm, Fantom/Fighter, Victory, Victory 2, Galaxy, Galaxy Turbo, Metal Storm, Metal Storm Ultimate Version|
|Character Listing - Category|
Tyson Granger (木ノ宮タカオ, Kinomiya Takao), is the main protagonist of the original series of Beyblade. He is the #1 Beyblader in the world, having won three world tournaments in a row. Over the course of the series, he has matured and takes his responsibility from at the beginning of being a young boy to grow into a young man to playing Beyblade seriously. He is a member of the Bladebreakers and his friends are Kenny, Max Tate, Kai Hiwatari, and Ray Kon. His Beyblade is Dragoon.
Tyson is famous for his sense of humor especially during Season One, where he is constantly making fun of Tyson in Season 1Added by Tripodnumberoneeverybody. His sense of humor constantly dwindles after each season and by the end of the series as he becomes more introverted and more serious about his responsibility as the best Beyblader in the world.
- Hiro Granger: Tyson's older brother, a wise Blader with much knowledge to offer in Beyblade: G-Revolution. He also has a counterpart; Jin of the Gale (Hurricane Jin (疾風のジン, 'Shippu No Jin') in the Japanese version). Hiro first taught Tyson how to Beyblade. Hiro initially joined the BEGA League as Brooklyn's coach, but later joined the G-Revolutions to bring BEGA down and defeat Brooklyn. 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, high on life and expert rapper in the English dub who raised Tyson in Tokyo.
- In the end of the Beyblade manga (Vol. 14), Tyson has a son named Makoto Granger.
While he is determined and strong of spirit in battle, Tyson can be rash and take too many risks. Tyson isn't Tyson, as he appears in V-ForceAdded by EdBoy3very 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 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.
|Carlos & Blade Sharks||Win|
|Ian Papov||No Outcome|
|Saint Shields(Tag w/ Zeo)||Win|
|Jin & Daichi (Tag w/Ray)||Lose|
|Ray & Lee (Tag w/Daichi)||Lose|
|Hiro Granger (Tag w/Daichi)||Win|
|Julia & Raul (Tag w/Daichi)||Lose|
|Julia & Raul (Tag w/Daichi)||Win|
- Basic System (Spin Gear)
- Dragoon Grip Attacker - Vanishing Attack
- Dragoon Storm - Storm Attack (First used against Ray in Episode 6)
- Dragoon Fighter - Phantom Hurricane (First used against Jose in Episode 23)
- Dragoon Fighter U.V. (Super Dragoon Fighter; not a visual update of the beyblade) - Storm Attack, Phantom Hurricane, Final Attack (All used against Tala in Episode 51.)
- Magnacore System (MG Core)
- Dragoon Victory - Victory Tornado (First used against Daryl in Episode 12).
- Dragoon Victory 2 - Hyper Victory Tornado (First used against Ozuma in Episode 39).
- Dragoon Victory 2 U.V. (Based on the RC Dragoon V2; spins right) - Victory Tornado, Hyper Victory Tornado.
- Engine Gear (EG)
- Dragoon Galaxy - Corkscrew Attack, Galaxy Storm (Two first used against Daichi in Episode 1), Twin Tornado Attack (Only with Daichi).
- Dragoon Galaxy Turbo - Galaxy Turbo Twister (First used against Raul and Julia in episode 24), Dragoon Tank (Only with Daichi).
- Heavy/Hard Metal System (HMS)
- Dragoon Metal Storm - Evolution Storm.
- Dragoon Metal Storm U.V. - Galaxy Storm, Galaxy Turbo Twister, Evolution Storm.
- Heavy/Hard Metal System Limited (HMS)
- Dragoon Metal Fighter (Phantom) - Galaxy Storm, Galaxy Turbo Twister, Evolution Storm, Storm Attack, Phantom Hurricane, Final Attack, Victory Tornado, Hyper Victory Tornado.
- Beyblade - Bladebreakers.
- Beyblade V-Force - Bladebreakers.
- Beyblade G-Revolution - BBA Revolution, G-Revolutions.
- Tyson's hat originally belonged to his older brother, Hiro Granger.
- Tyson is the only member of the Bladebreakers who has a sibling.
- 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.
- 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 tiebreaker 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 but 5' 3" (160 centimeters) in V-Force.
- According to Beyblade creator, Aoki Takao, Tyson's birthday is November 23 however, a Japanese magazine listed his birthday instead as February 19.
- 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, 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 gets Strata Dragoon G later on in the series.