History Anime / RoninWarriors

13th May '16 3:31:28 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** The "Tao" part is actually Chinese. The Japanese equivalent of Tao, pronounced Do, is seen in the word {{Kendo}}. This could be plain ol' carelessness, but considering that the staff went to the effort to give Tao the revised "dao" pronunciation, it seems unlikely.

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** The "Tao" part is actually Chinese. The Japanese equivalent of Tao, pronounced Do, is seen in the word {{Kendo}}.Kendo. This could be plain ol' carelessness, but considering that the staff went to the effort to give Tao the revised "dao" pronunciation, it seems unlikely.
28th Apr '16 11:31:31 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* TheAbridgedSeries: A fairly recent addition, actually, and still not beyond its first episode as of...two years in. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LQVEI6FxUg First part of the first and only episode is right here.]]

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* TheAbridgedSeries: A fairly recent addition, actually, and still not beyond its first episode as of...two years in. TheAbridgedSeries:
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[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LQVEI6FxUg First part of the first and only episode is right here.]]



* AirVentPassageway

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* AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome: The Jewel of Life/Heart of the Ancients.
* AnimeAccentAbsence: The few foreign characters who appear don't seem to have any trouble understanding or communicating with the Ronin Warriors.

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* %%* AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome: The Jewel of Life/Heart of the Ancients.
* AnimeAccentAbsence: AnimeAccentAbsence:
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The few foreign characters who appear don't seem to have any trouble understanding or communicating with the Ronin Warriors.



* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: The transformation sequences use a stock phrase, "Armor of X! '''TAO Y'''!!" where X is the name of the character's armor and Y is their virtue. That "Tao Y" part was invented for the dub, and it's odd in a few ways.

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: The transformation sequences use a stock phrase, "Armor of X! '''TAO Y'''!!" where X is the name of the character's armor and Y is their virtue. That "Tao Y" part was invented for the dub, and it's odd in a few ways.ways:



** The "Y" part uses the character's original Japanese virtues even though the dub [[BlindIdiotTranslation switches their English equivalents around]].
** Actually not. Rowen says "Tao Inochi" and Sage "Tao Chi" -- "Lifeforce" and "Wisdom" respectively.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:White Blaze twice: once in the TV series and a second time in the second [=OVA=].]]

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** The "Y" part uses the character's original Japanese virtues even though the dub [[BlindIdiotTranslation switches their English equivalents around]].
** Actually not.
around.
**There are two exceptions to this.
Rowen says "Tao Inochi" and Sage "Tao Chi" -- "Lifeforce" and "Wisdom" respectively.
* BackFromTheDead: BackFromTheDead:
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[[spoiler:White Blaze twice: once in the TV series and a second time in the second [=OVA=].]]



* BetterManhandleTheMurderWeapon
* BigEater: Kento.
* Bishonen: Sage, absolutely.

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* %%* BetterManhandleTheMurderWeapon
* %%* BigEater: Kento.
* %%* Bishonen: Sage, absolutely.



* BladeRun
* BodyHorror: Just check out the manga. The citizens Arago kidnapped had it easier in the anime.
* BottomlessMagazines: Rowan. Justified since his armor magically generates an infinite supply of arrows. In one comic, the group decides to see how many arrows the quiver can actually produce. They decide to give up on it after Rowan draws enough of them to build a woodstack.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Lady Kayura. After the necklace that caused the brainwashing was damaged by Ryo, Talpa resorted to other means.]]

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* %%* BladeRun
* BodyHorror: Just check out the manga. %%* BodyHorror: The citizens Arago kidnapped had it easier in the anime.
* BottomlessMagazines: Rowan. Justified Rowan never runs out of arrows and this is justified since his armor magically generates an infinite supply of arrows. In one comic, the group decides to see how many arrows the quiver can actually produce. They decide to give up on it after Rowan draws enough of them to build a woodstack.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: BrainwashedAndCrazy:
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[[spoiler:Lady Kayura. After the necklace that caused the brainwashing was damaged by Ryo, Talpa resorted to other means.]]



* ByThePowerOfGreyskull / CallingYourAttacks: The series makes extensive use of StockFootage for transformations and signature attacks, so

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* ByThePowerOfGreyskull / CallingYourAttacks: ByThePowerOfGreyskull: The series makes extensive use of StockFootage for transformations and [[CallingYourAttacks signature attacks, so attacks]].



* CastFullOfPrettyBoys
* CatapultNightmare: Ryo does this a couple of times.
* CherryBlossoms: Seen during the armoring up sequences.
* TheChosenMany: In episode 31, Badamon informs the three Dark Warlords [[spoiler: about the Legend of the White Inferno Armor and how Hariel, the first Ronin Warrior, was able to summon its powers. This was only because of ''ExecutiveMeddling'' that this character was even added and thus implicating that there were other Ronin Warriors in the past. In the original Japanese version, however, there were no other warriors to have worn the armors.]]
* CodeName: The four Warlords have these. You didn't think those were their ''real'' names, did you?

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* %%* CastFullOfPrettyBoys
* %%* CatapultNightmare: Ryo does this a couple of times.
* %%* CherryBlossoms: Seen during the armoring up sequences.
* TheChosenMany: In the dub of episode 31, Badamon informs the three Dark Warlords [[spoiler: about the Legend of the White Inferno Armor and how Hariel, the first Ronin Warrior, was able to summon its powers. This was only because of ''ExecutiveMeddling'' that this character was even added and thus implicating that there were other Ronin Warriors in the past. In the original Japanese version, however, there were no other warriors to have worn the armors.]]
* CodeName: CodeName:
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The four Warlords have these. You didn't think those were their ''real'' names, did you?



* ConvectionSchmonvection: The shows twists this around so much. When the heroes are split up, Ryo is found in an active volcano. His power is fire based, so the lava makes his mystic armor stronger, but it gives off heat. When Anubis throws two unarmored characters into the volcano, Ryo dives after them but realizes that his ''armor's'' heat will kill them if he grabs them, but the fact they're in a ''volcano'' doesn't bother him.
** Well, it was a bit of a tough choice: let them fry in the volcano or fry them himself. In the end, Ryo loses the armor in order to save them.
* ConservationOfNinjitsu: In the first episode, the Warriors have trouble with a single Dynasty Mook. Later in the series, they're massacring armies of them. To be fair, occasional (unsuccessful) attempts to subvert this trope occured.
** The first episode itself could be a subversion, as that particular mook was using Anubis's weapon.
** It was also explicitly stated that the more the Warriors fight, the stronger they become. That may very well have been their first battle (with the Dynasty, at least).
** In the original Japanese version, Ryo states that the fight was the first time using his FinishingMove.
** Teamwork also comes into play later on in the show; the Ronin spend the bulk of the first episode in a pissing contest with each other.

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* ConvectionSchmonvection: The shows twists this around so much. When the heroes are split up, Ryo is found in an active volcano. His power is fire based, so the lava makes his mystic armor stronger, but it gives off heat. When Anubis throws two unarmored characters into the volcano, Ryo dives after them but realizes that his ''armor's'' heat will kill them if he grabs them, but if he ''doesn't'' then the fact they're in a ''volcano'' doesn't bother him.
** Well, it was a bit of a tough choice: let them fry in the volcano or fry them himself.
volcano's heat will kill them. In the end, Ryo loses the armor in order to save them.
* ConservationOfNinjitsu: In the first episode, the Warriors have trouble with a single Dynasty Mook. Later in the series, they're massacring armies of them. To be fair, occasional (unsuccessful) attempts to subvert this trope occured.
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Revelations over the course of the series explain the disparity. The first episode itself could be a subversion, as that particular mook was using Anubis's weapon.
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weapon. It was also explicitly stated that the more the Warriors fight, the stronger they become. That may very well have been their first battle (with the Dynasty, at least).
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least). In the original Japanese version, Ryo states that the fight was the first time using his FinishingMove.
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FinishingMove. Teamwork also comes into play later on in the show; the Ronin spend the bulk of the first episode in a pissing contest with each other.



* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Kento.
* DarkActionGirl: Lady Kayura.
* TheDarkSide: The armors of both the Ronin Warriors and the Warlords can be used for either good or evil depending on the will of the user; if evil thoughts cloud one's mind, they can be turned to working for Talpa. (The dub script had several ShoutOut lines to ''StarWars'' in recognition of this.)
** This is due to the armors' origins: [[spoiler:they were all made from Talpa's armor after he was first defeated by The Ancient.]]
* DeadlyDodging
* DemonicPossession: This happened to Mia's grandfather [[spoiler:and Kayura after her necklace was broken]].
* DismantledMacGuffin: The nine armors, which [[spoiler:were all made from Talpa's armor after The Ancient defeated him]]. Inverted, as they actually ''do'' something.

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* %%* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Kento.
* %%* DarkActionGirl: Lady Kayura.
* TheDarkSide: The armors of both the Ronin Warriors and the Warlords can be used for either good or evil depending on the will of the user; if evil thoughts cloud one's mind, they can be turned to working for Talpa. (The dub script had several ShoutOut lines to ''StarWars'' in recognition of this.)
**
) This is due to the armors' origins: [[spoiler:they were all made from Talpa's armor after he was first defeated by The Ancient.]]
* %%* DeadlyDodging
* %%* DemonicPossession: This happened to Mia's grandfather [[spoiler:and Kayura after her necklace was broken]].
* DismantledMacGuffin: The nine armors, which [[spoiler:were all made from Talpa's armor after The Ancient defeated him]]. Inverted, as they actually ''do'' something.something while dismantled.



* EleventhHourSuperPower: The Armor Of Inferno.

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* EleventhHourSuperPower: The Armor Of Inferno.Inferno comes late in the game.



* TheEmpire: The Evil Dynasty
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Tokyo]] becomes a ghost metropolis in the first episode; subsequent episodes show no one but the Warriors, their allies, and the Dynasty's forces in the city.

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* TheEmpire: The Evil Dynasty
Dynasty invades with its emperor and warlords and samurai armor mooks.
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Tokyo]] Tokyo becomes a ghost metropolis in the first episode; subsequent episodes show no one but the Warriors, their allies, and the Dynasty's forces in the city.



** In Episode 16, the warriors storm Talpa's palace, complete with [[ThemeMusicPowerUp Theme Music Power Up]]. Ryo proceeds to execute his signature attack on the castle in an attempt to force Talpa out. [[spoiler:The music stops and the attack bounces right back in their face. Quite entertaining to watch.]]

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** In Episode 16, the warriors storm Talpa's palace, complete with [[ThemeMusicPowerUp Theme Music Power Up]]. Ryo proceeds to execute his signature attack on the castle in an attempt to force Talpa out. [[spoiler:The music stops and the attack bounces right back in their face. Quite entertaining to watch.]]



* EvilFeelsGood
* EvilIsDumb: Anubis becomes ''more powerful'' [[spoiler:after his HeelFaceTurn]], with only a [[spoiler:possessed]] Kayura and Talpa himself being legitimate threats to him. It's justified, though, as he's the strongest of the four Warlords, and becomes even more powerful after he [[spoiler:takes on the powers of The Ancient]].

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* %%* EvilFeelsGood
* EvilIsDumb: Anubis becomes ''more powerful'' [[spoiler:after his HeelFaceTurn]], with only a [[spoiler:possessed]] Kayura and Talpa himself being legitimate threats to him. It's justified, though, as he's the strongest of the four Warlords, and becomes even more powerful after he [[spoiler:takes on the powers of The Ancient]].



* FightingDownMemoryLane: Basically the whole concept behind the ''Message'' [=OVA=].
* FollowTheLeader: Five guys wearing armor? ''SaintSeiya'', anyone?
* FourIsDeath: A possible heroic version is the Inferno armor. To use it, Ryo needs to absorb the energies of any four of the other eight mystic armors.
* FullPotentialUpgrade: Ryo eventually needed new swords to go along with the Inferno Armor.

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* %%* FightingDownMemoryLane: Basically the whole concept behind the ''Message'' [=OVA=].
* FollowTheLeader: Five guys wearing armor? ''SaintSeiya'', anyone?
* FourIsDeath: A possible heroic version is the Inferno armor. To use it, Ryo needs to absorb the energies of any four of the other eight mystic armors.
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FullPotentialUpgrade: Ryo eventually needed new swords to go along with the Inferno Armor.Armor because his current swords can't use the full power of his new armor.



* GoodWeaponEvilWeapon: All of the armors.
* GratuitousJapanese: Mostly averted as the Japanese comes in small, managable bites. The TV series dub pronunciation of Ryo (Rye-oh) plays it straight, though.

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* %%* GoodWeaponEvilWeapon: All of the armors.
* GratuitousJapanese: Mostly averted as the Japanese comes in small, managable bites. The TV series dub pronunciation of Ryo (Rye-oh) plays it straight, though.straight.



* HeroicSacrifice: The Ancient, and later [[spoiler:Anubis.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Anubis, Lady Kayura, and eventually - after Talpa betrays them - all of the Dark Warlords]].
* HotbloodedSideburns: Ryo, Kento, Cye, and Cale.
* IHaveTheHighGround: Practically all of the warriors.
* ImageSong
* InterimVillain: The anime had some shmo take over as #1 Bad Guy for the handful of episodes after Tulpa was defeated and before he came back.
* [[LastOfHisKind Last of Her Kind]]: Lady Kayura, [[spoiler:the last of the Clan of the Ancients.]]
* LittleMissBadass: Lady Kayura is physically ''twelve'' years old, but only a handful of the cast can fight her and not get stomped into the ground. The final battle could've ended in half the time if the writers didn't abruptly take her out of the plot.

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: The Ancient, Ancient gives his life to create a path to Tulpa's base and later [[spoiler:Anubis.Anubis, who has become The Ancient does a similar act.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Anubis, Lady Kayura, and eventually - after Talpa betrays them - all of the Dark Warlords]].
*
Warlords turn to the good side]].
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HotbloodedSideburns: Ryo, Kento, Cye, and Cale.
* IHaveTheHighGround: Practically all of the warriors.
*
%%* IHaveTheHighGround:
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ImageSong
* InterimVillain: The anime had some shmo take over as #1 Bad Guy for the handful of episodes after Between when Tulpa was defeated and before he came back.
back, the heroes fought someone else.
* [[LastOfHisKind Last of Her Kind]]: TheLastOfHerKind: Lady Kayura, [[spoiler:the last of the Clan of the Ancients.]]
* LittleMissBadass: Lady Kayura is physically ''twelve'' years old, but only a handful of the cast can fight her and not get stomped into the ground. The final battle could've ended in half the time if the writers didn't abruptly take her out of the plot.



* LimitedWardrobe: When not in their armors, the Ronin are always seen wearing the same civilian clothes. Except for the ending, [[spoiler:where the armors transform into monogrammed jackets.]]

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* LimitedWardrobe: LimitedWardrobe:
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When not in their armors, the Ronin are always seen wearing the same civilian clothes. Except for the ending, [[spoiler:where the armors transform into monogrammed jackets.]]



* TheLoad: Yuli and Mia. Mia's case smacks of RealWomenNeverWearDresses as she makes appreciable contributions to the team, but not through combat. And by the end of ''Message'', Yuli manages to start taking his own levels in badass.



* MeaningfulName: Many of the character's names were [[DubNameChange changed]], leading to unfortunate subversions, while others were left intact.
** Subverted:

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* MeaningfulName: Many of the character's names were [[DubNameChange changed]], leading to unfortunate subversions, changed]] while others were left intact.
** Subverted:Changed:



* MrFanservice: Big time.
* NobleDemon: Lord Saber-Stryke
* NonHumanSidekick: White Blaze and Black Blaze.
* NotQuiteDead: Talpa and the Warlords
** [[TheAtoner Anubis]] comes back wearing the Ancient One's attire [[spoiler: until he is KilledOffForReal near the end of the TV series.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Rowan/Touma is said to have an IQ of 250 (and his virtue is originally Wisdom), and yet he tends to make the dumbest remarks and decisions(such as [[TheCorpseStopshere incriminating himself]] in the 1st OVA).

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* MrFanservice: Big time.
*
%%* MrFanservice:
%%*
NobleDemon: Lord Saber-Stryke
* NonHumanSidekick: White Blaze and Black Blaze.
* NotQuiteDead: Talpa
Blaze for their armor owners.
%%* NotQuiteDead:
%%**Talpa
and the Warlords
** %%** [[TheAtoner Anubis]] comes back wearing the Ancient One's attire [[spoiler: until he is KilledOffForReal near the end of the TV series.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Rowan/Touma is said to have an IQ of 250 (and his virtue is originally Wisdom), and yet he tends to make the dumbest dumb remarks and decisions(such as [[TheCorpseStopshere incriminating himself]] in the 1st OVA).



** That comment might have been made because of Rowen's surprise that Kayura's a young girl instead of a full-grown lady like her title suggests. Also, that was said the first time he had actually seen her-previously he had only heard her voice and seen her silhouette.
** Intelligence and common sense are not related in any way.
*** However, ''wisdom'' and common sense tend to go hand-in-hand.
*** This could also be a result of GoodBadTranslation: it's handled a little more gracefully in the original, where Touma expresses surprise that Shuten and Kayura are ''human'' as opposed to the dub's "You're a man!"/"She's a girl!".

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** That comment might have been made because of Rowen's surprise that Kayura's a young girl instead of a full-grown lady like her title suggests. Also, that was said the first time he had actually seen her-previously he had only heard her voice and seen her silhouette.
** Intelligence and common sense are not related in any way.
*** However, ''wisdom'' and common sense tend to go hand-in-hand.
***
This could also be a result of GoodBadTranslation: it's handled a little more gracefully in the original, where Touma expresses surprise that Shuten and Kayura are ''human'' as opposed to the dub's "You're a man!"/"She's a girl!".



* PainfulTransformation: Watch anytime Ryo assumes either of his armors, seems pretty painful to him. The others as well to a lesser extent. but maybe YMMV.
** Definitely in pain when he's [[spoiler:forced to don Inferno by Kayura and the Nether Spirits and it's corrupted in the process]].

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* PainfulTransformation: Watch anytime Ryo assumes either of his armors, seems pretty painful to him. The others as well to a lesser extent. but maybe YMMV.
** Definitely
He's definitely in pain when he's [[spoiler:forced to don Inferno by Kayura and the Nether Spirits and it's corrupted in the process]].



* PassingTheTorch: Manga only [[spoiler: because by the end of the series, the Ronin Warriors do the ''HeroicSacrifice'' in order to destroy Talpa, but not before Ryo leaves Yuli his Wildfire Armor.]]
** In the spinoff manga, ''Shin Yoroiden-Samurai Troopers'' [[spoiler:there are at least three new warriors with their own suits of armors. But the series was canceled before anything else could be developed.]]
* ThePowerOfFriendship
* PoweredArmor: Subverted, since the armors operate on magic rather than technology. However, they do share similar qualities in that they can withstand intense heat, allow breathing underwater [[spoiler:and in space]], and possibly even fly (Strata).
** Confirmed in the Tenkuden Drama CD: it details the incident where Touma first used Tenku to fly.

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* PassingTheTorch: Manga only [[spoiler: because by PassingTheTorch: In the end spinoff manga, ''Shin Yoroiden-Samurai Troopers'' [[spoiler:there are at least three new warriors with their own suits of armors, but the series, the Ronin Warriors do the ''HeroicSacrifice'' in order to destroy Talpa, but not series was canceled before Ryo leaves Yuli his Wildfire Armor.anything else could be developed.]]
** In the spinoff manga, ''Shin Yoroiden-Samurai Troopers'' [[spoiler:there are at least three new warriors with their own suits of armors. But the series was canceled before anything else could be developed.]]
* ThePowerOfFriendship
* PoweredArmor: Subverted, since the armors operate on magic rather than technology. However, they do share similar qualities in that they can withstand intense heat, allow breathing underwater [[spoiler:and in space]], and possibly even fly (Strata).
** Confirmed in the Tenkuden Drama CD: it details the incident where Touma first used Tenku to fly.
%%* ThePowerOfFriendship



* RecruitTeenagersWithAttitude: Hoo boy, do they ever. It's especially bad in the first episode.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Anubis, who dies while performing a HeroicSacrifice to save Lady Kayura.]]
** Well, it could be argued that [[spoiler:he'd already redeemed himself by becoming the first of the Dark Warlords to rise up against Talpa, which led him to become the successor to The Ancient.]]

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* RecruitTeenagersWithAttitude: Hoo boy, do they ever. It's especially bad in the first episode.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Anubis, who [[spoiler:Anubis dies while performing a HeroicSacrifice to save Lady Kayura.]]
** Well, it could be argued that [[spoiler:he'd
Kayura. He'd technically already redeemed himself by becoming the first of the Dark Warlords to rise up against Talpa, which led him to become the successor to The Ancient.Ancient. Consider this a prolonged case since the previous Ancient One also did a heroic sacrifice.]]



* {{Ronin}}: Averted. Despite the group's name, there is no indication they are former vassals of a feudal lord.
** One could argue that [[spoiler:the armors themselves are the Ronin, since they were formerly part of Talpa's armor.]]
*** A ''Ronin'' is a 'master-less samurai' (literal meaning is 'wave-tossed man'). While the term does typically refer to a samurai who had a master and then lost him/her, the meaning has become somewhat garbled, in that it could also refer to a samurai who never had a master in the first place. Ronin are also frequently portrayed as being either bodyguards or mercenaries.
*** You could even go so far as to say that the Ancient One is their master, and that our heroes didn't become ''true'' Ronin until [[spoiler:the Ancient One sacrificed himself to provide passage to Talpa's castle.]] To justify why they were ''always'' called Ronin, the Ancient One had a tendency to do all his work behind-the-scenes, giving them the appearance of being master-less.
*** It's also noted that the heroes do not have someone to act as TheLeader, making decisions as a group. They are samurai who act as one with no master to guide them, hence they are "Ronin."
**** Then later you realize that the original was called Yoroiden Samurai Troopers, and had nothing to do with Ronin in the first or last place. More than likely was thought up as a catchy, short title that got the point of the series across than any deeper meaning.

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* {{Ronin}}: Averted. Averted given the name difference. We have both Watson and Doylist explains for how it is averted.
**
Despite the group's name, there is no indication they are former vassals of a feudal lord.
** One could argue that [[spoiler:the armors themselves are the Ronin, since they were formerly part of Talpa's armor.]]
*** A ''Ronin'' is a 'master-less samurai' (literal meaning is 'wave-tossed man').
lord. While the term does typically refer to a samurai who had a master and then lost him/her, the meaning has become somewhat garbled, in that it could also refer to a samurai who never had a master in the first place. Ronin are also frequently portrayed as being either bodyguards or mercenaries.
***
mercenaries. You could even go so far as to say that the Ancient One is their master, and that our heroes didn't become ''true'' Ronin until [[spoiler:the Ancient One sacrificed himself to provide passage to Talpa's castle.]] To justify why they were ''always'' called Ronin, the Ancient One had a tendency to do all his work behind-the-scenes, giving them the appearance of being master-less.
***
master-less. It's also noted that the heroes do not have someone to act as TheLeader, making decisions as a group. They are samurai who act as one with no master to guide them, hence they are "Ronin."
**** Then later you realize that the ** The original show was called Yoroiden "Yoroiden Samurai Troopers, Troopers" and had nothing to do with Ronin in the first or last place.Ronin. More than likely was thought up as a catchy, short title that got the point of the series across than any deeper meaning.



* RoofHopping

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* %%* RoofHopping



* SealedEvilInACan: Talpa and the Evil Dynasty, which were sealed by the Ancient over 1000 years ago.

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* SealedEvilInACan: Talpa and the Evil Dynasty, which Dynasty were sealed by the Ancient over 1000 years ago.



* SelfConstructedBeing: Talpa
* {{Sentai}}
* ShirtlessScene: Ryo after his nightmares. Also happens to the other four [[spoiler:during the final battle.]]

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* %%* SelfConstructedBeing: Talpa
* %%* {{Sentai}}
* ShirtlessScene: ShirtlessScene:
**
Ryo after his nightmares. Also happens to the other four [[spoiler:during the final battle.]]



* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Mia and Kayura are the only two females in the main series.
** And on opposite sides, no less. That is, [[spoiler: until Kayura betrays Talpa.]]



* SpiritWorld: The Nether Realm. Is said to have been peaceful before Talpa took control... [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast sounds]] [[MortalKombat familiar]].
* StockFootage: This series is probably one of the Grand Champions of this.
* StoryArc
* SuperMode: The Inferno Armor.
* SuperStrength: All of the fighters have great levels of superhuman strength, though it's stated in official canon sources that Kento is physically the strongest.
** Then there's Mukala [[spoiler: who breaks Ryo's Wildfire arrmor chest plate with his TalkToTheFist tactic.]]
* TeamSpirit

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* %%* SpiritWorld: The Nether Realm. Is said to have been peaceful before Talpa took control... [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast sounds]] [[MortalKombat familiar]].
Realm
* StockFootage: This series is probably one of The transformation sequences are all recycled and reused throughout the Grand Champions of this.
*
series.
%%*
StoryArc
* SuperMode: The Inferno Armor.
Armor is a super armor so Ryo can challenge greater threats.
* SuperStrength: All of the fighters have great levels of superhuman strength, though it's stated in official canon sources that Kento is physically the strongest.
**
strongest.Then there's Mukala [[spoiler: who breaks Ryo's Wildfire arrmor chest plate with his TalkToTheFist tactic.]]
* %%* TeamSpirit



* TotallyRadical: Good lord, the English dub. Just [[http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Ronin_Warriors see for yourself]]
* TransformationSequence
** TransformationIsAFreeAction because either the enemies are willing to wait and fight a fully armored Ronin to get a better challenge out of the battle, or possibly the actual armoring up sequences only take mere seconds in the real world.
*** The third episode subverts this: Ryo tries to take the stance so he can get his full armor back on. Anubis is having none of that.
* TrueCompanions: The Ronins form this as almost all of them come from various broken homes.
* TwentyFourHourArmor: Subverted; while the Ronin and Warlords wear their full armor during battles, they wear smaller, form-fitting "underarmor" the majority of the time.
* WeaponOfChoice: All of the main cast has unique weaponry; katana, yari (spear), kusarigana (sickle-chain), nodachi (two-handed sword), yami (longbow), and many more.
** Justified in two cases: Shin's family traditionally trained in the yari and bo, and Seiji's family trains owns a kendo dojo. Their associated weapons (trident and greatsword) don't quite fit, but the training is there.
* TheVamp: Lady Kayura, so very much.
* TheWorfEffect: This happened more often after the Inferno Armor showed up, though the Saber Stryke arc justified this as Ryo's normal swords getting progressively damaged from channeling the armor's power.
* WorthyOpponent: Saber Stryke and, to an extent, Anubis.
* YouCantFightFate: This becomes a developing theme throughout the series [[spoiler:and becomes especially prominent in the second and third [=OVAs=]]].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Rowan (blue), Naria from the second OVA (blue), Sekhmet (green), and Dais (white).
** Sage has an {{Implausible Hair Color}}, especially in ''YST''.

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* TotallyRadical: Good lord, TransformationSequence: The warriors putting on their full armor has a sequence of ByThePowerOfGreySkull, cherry blossoms and pictures of posing before the English dub. Just [[http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Ronin_Warriors see for yourself]]
battle continues.
* TransformationSequence
TransformationIsAFreeAction
** TransformationIsAFreeAction because either the The enemies are willing to wait and fight a fully armored Ronin to get a better challenge out of the battle, or possibly the actual armoring up sequences only take mere seconds in the real world.
*** ** The third episode subverts this: Ryo tries to take the stance so he can get his full armor back on. Anubis is having none of that.
* TrueCompanions: The Ronins form this as almost all of them come from various broken homes.
homes. By the time the invasion is over, they're practically brothers.
* TwentyFourHourArmor: Subverted; Downplayed; while the Ronin and Warlords wear their full armor during battles, they wear smaller, form-fitting "underarmor" the majority of the time.
* WeaponOfChoice: All of the main cast has unique weaponry; katana, yari (spear), kusarigana (sickle-chain), nodachi (two-handed sword), yami (longbow), and many more.
** Justified
more. It's justified in two cases: Shin's family traditionally trained in the yari and bo, and Seiji's family trains owns a kendo dojo. Their associated weapons (trident and greatsword) don't quite fit, but the training is there.
* %%* TheVamp: Lady Kayura, so very much.
* TheWorfEffect: This happened more often after the Inferno Armor showed up, though the Saber Stryke arc justified this as Ryo's normal swords getting progressively damaged from channeling the armor's power.
* WorthyOpponent: Saber Stryke and, to an extent, Anubis.
*
Kayura,.
%%* WorthyOpponent:
%%*
YouCantFightFate: This becomes a developing theme throughout the series [[spoiler:and becomes especially prominent in the second and third [=OVAs=]]].
* %%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Rowan (blue), Naria from the second OVA (blue), Sekhmet (green), and Dais (white).
**
(white). Sage has an {{Implausible Hair Color}}, especially in ''YST''.



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27th Jan '16 7:21:05 PM SirSapphire
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*** It's also noted that the heroes do not have someone to act as TheLeader, making decisions as a group. They are samurai who act as one with no master to guide them, hence they are "Ronin."
15th Jan '16 3:49:09 PM Anddrix
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* CanonForeigner: There's a character named Hariel who was made exclusively for the dub. He was made because those meddling executives felt that they needed a new character for the Inferno Armor toy because, in their eyes, [[ViewersAreMorons the target audience would be confused if there were two Ryo toys]].

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* CanonForeigner: There's a character named Hariel who was made exclusively for the dub. He was made because those meddling executives felt that they needed a new character for the Inferno Armor toy because, in their eyes, [[ViewersAreMorons the target audience would be confused if there were two Ryo toys]].toys.
26th Dec '15 4:19:29 AM eroock
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'''''Yoroiden Samurai Troopers''''', a 39-episode {{Shonen}} anime produced by Sunrise in the late 1980s, centers its story around [[{{Sentai}} a group of young men]] who don transforming [[EmpathicWeapon mystical armors]]. Sunrise designed the show to [[FollowTheLeader capitalize on the success]] of [[Manga/SaintSeiya another hit show about young men who don mystical armors]]; ''Samurai Troopers'' was made with [[JidaiGeki Sengoku]] flavor, though. The series found its way to the US in 1995 as '''''Ronin Warriors''''', where it meshed well during the post-''Franchise/PowerRangers'' wave. The American dub remains one of the least {{Macekre}}d {{Anime}}-to-American TV adaptations of its time in terms of cuts (excluding the [[DubNameChange name changes]]).

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'''''Yoroiden ''Yoroiden Samurai Troopers''''', Troopers'', a 39-episode {{Shonen}} anime produced by Sunrise in the late 1980s, centers its story around [[{{Sentai}} a group of young men]] who don transforming [[EmpathicWeapon mystical armors]]. Sunrise designed the show to [[FollowTheLeader capitalize on the success]] of [[Manga/SaintSeiya another hit show about young men who don mystical armors]]; ''Samurai Troopers'' was made with [[JidaiGeki Sengoku]] flavor, though. The series found its way to the US in 1995 as '''''Ronin Warriors''''', where it meshed well during the post-''Franchise/PowerRangers'' wave. The American dub remains one of the least {{Macekre}}d {{Anime}}-to-American TV adaptations of its time in terms of cuts (excluding the [[DubNameChange name changes]]).
20th Dec '15 6:05:07 PM StevieWillShowYou
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'''''Yoroiden Samurai Troopers''''', a 39-episode {{Shonen}} anime produced by Sunrise in the late 1980s, centers its story around [[{{Sentai}} a group of young men]] who don transforming [[EmpathicWeapon mystical armors]]. Sunrise designed the show to [[FollowTheLeader capitalize on the success]] of [[Manga/SaintSeiya another hit show about young men who don mystical armors]] -- although ''Samurai Troopers'' would be made with [[JidaiGeki Sengoku]] flavor. The series found its way to the US in 1995 as '''''Ronin Warriors''''', where it meshed well during the post-''Franchise/PowerRangers'' wave. The American dub remains one of the least {{Macekre}}d {{Anime}}-to-American TV adaptations of its time in terms of cuts (excluding the [[DubNameChange name changes]]).

In the first episode, Master Talpa, the [[SatanicArchetype supreme lord of the Underworld]] -- who spends most of the First Arc as a floating demonic mask (with an inexplicable-yet-menacing Welsh accent in the American dub) -- enters the mortal world and brings along a horde of demonic henchmen to help him take over Tokyo. Only a handful of people escape the flood of Talpa's Dynasty henchmen into the city, notably [[BrattyHalfPint Yuli]] (a young boy whose parents end up captured during Talpa's invasion) and Mia Koji (a young student-teacher and [[HotLibrarian researcher of ancient Japanese legends and antiquities]]).

Also witness to this event: five athletic young heroes in colorful armor, one of whom (Ryo) had wandered into the city with an [[TeamPet enormous white tiger]] by his side minutes before Talpa's arrival. When Mia and Yuli find themselves threatened by soldiers of Talpa's Dynasty, Ryo and the other heroes step in to rescue them. Sensing a threat to his rule, Talpa casts the young heroes to the four winds with his supernatural powers -- which leaves Mia and Yuli left with nothing to do but find and reunite the Ronin Warriors so they can prevent TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. But the young warriors and their friends have more than just Talpa and his low-level goons to worry about: he also has [[FourIsDeath four powerful warlords]] in his employ, each of whom have their own armor and the power to unleash unspeakable horrors upon the world. (Of course, the heroes have Yuli on their side, so things pretty much even out.)

After the warriors reunite, they venture into Talpa's demonic stronghold and discover the full extent of their powers -- as well as the origins of their armors and the secret they share with the Dynasty Warlords '''and''' Talpa himself: long before Talpa came to conquer Tokyo in modern times, a mystic known as The Ancient One defeated Talpa in battle. Though the mystic sent Talpa's soul to the Underworld, Talpa's demonic armor remained in the mortal world. To prevent Talpa from returning to the mortal realm, The Ancient One melted down the armor and remade it into nine separate armors. Five of these armors found their way to the Ronin Warriors, while the other four found their way to Talpa's Warlords. Even after discovering the truth, the Warriors press on into battle, and Ryo eventually defeats Talpa after the power of all five Ronin Warriors combine to give Ryo a new, far more powerful suit of armor.

Following Talpa's defeat, several new foes show up to challenge Ryo and his newfound Inferno armor while Ryo learns how to control its immeasurable power, but these villains end up as little more than a distraction from the true threat: Talpa (who still lives on in the Underworld) and his corrupted servant, Lady Kayura (the last member of the line of Ancients and a force more powerful than even the Inferno Armor). Rather than wait for Talpa to invade the mortal world again, the Warriors venture into the Underworld to stop Talpa's schemes once and for all.

Following the end of the series, Sunrise continued the story with the follow-up OVAs "Gaiden", "Kikoutei Densetsu" ("The Legend of the Solar Armor"), and "Message", each of which feature their own distinct storyline and villains.

With its cheesy-yet-enjoyable dub, lack of content cuts, and wide exposure due to syndication (and later Creator/{{Toonami}}), ''Ronin Warriors'' helped pave the way for the mid-to-late 1990s anime boom to come. After fan demand became too loud to ignore, Bandai released the entire show on special double-sided [=DVDs=]: one side of the disc contained episodes of ''Ronin Warriors'', while the other contained subtitled and uncut episodes of the original ''Yoroiden Samurai Troopers''. After finishing the series release, Bandai released the [=OVAs=] (with a dub to boot), then eventually released both the series and the [=OVAs=] together in a huge collector's set. The individual DVD releases also had a special "flip" cover: one side had a ''Ronin Warriors'' version of the cover, while the other side had the ''Yoroiden Samurai Troopers'' version. While both sides shared similar layouts, the back-cover text and the logos stayed in line with each specific version of the show (right down to episode titles and character names). Those releases have since fallen out of print, but Creator/DiscotekMedia eventually rescued the ''Samurai Troopers'' license and released the the series and the OVAs on DVD; legal issues surrounding the ''Ronin Warriors'' dub has prevented the company from re-releasing that version.

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'''''Yoroiden Samurai Troopers''''', a 39-episode {{Shonen}} anime produced by Sunrise in the late 1980s, centers its story around [[{{Sentai}} a group of young men]] who don transforming [[EmpathicWeapon mystical armors]]. Sunrise designed the show to [[FollowTheLeader capitalize on the success]] of [[Manga/SaintSeiya another hit show about young men who don mystical armors]] -- although armors]]; ''Samurai Troopers'' would be was made with [[JidaiGeki Sengoku]] flavor.flavor, though. The series found its way to the US in 1995 as '''''Ronin Warriors''''', where it meshed well during the post-''Franchise/PowerRangers'' wave. The American dub remains one of the least {{Macekre}}d {{Anime}}-to-American TV adaptations of its time in terms of cuts (excluding the [[DubNameChange name changes]]).

In the first episode, Master Talpa, the [[SatanicArchetype supreme lord of the Underworld]] -- who Underworld]]--who spends most of the First Arc as a floating demonic mask (with an inexplicable-yet-menacing Welsh accent in the American dub) -- enters mask--enters the mortal world and brings along invades Tokyo with a horde of demonic henchmen to help him take over Tokyo. Only a henchmen. A handful of people escape the flood of Talpa's Dynasty henchmen into the city, notably henchmen; [[BrattyHalfPint Yuli]] (a young boy whose parents end up captured during Talpa's invasion) and Mia Koji (a young student-teacher and [[HotLibrarian researcher of ancient Japanese legends and antiquities]]).

antiquities]]) are amongst them.

Also witness to this event: five athletic young heroes in colorful armor, one of whom (Ryo) had wandered into the city with alongside an [[TeamPet enormous white tiger]] by his side minutes before Talpa's arrival. When Mia and Yuli find themselves threatened by soldiers of Talpa's Dynasty, foot soldiers, Ryo and the other heroes step in to rescue them. Sensing Talpa senses a threat to his rule, Talpa invasion and casts the young heroes to the four winds with his supernatural powers -- powers...which leaves Mia and Yuli left with nothing to do but find and reunite the task of reuniting the Ronin Warriors so they can prevent TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. But the young warriors and their friends have more than just Talpa and his low-level goons to worry about: he also the evil mastermind has [[FourIsDeath four powerful warlords]] in his employ, each of whom have their own armor and the power armors that allow them to unleash unspeakable horrors upon the world. (Of course, the (The heroes have Yuli on their side, so things pretty much even out.)

After Once the warriors reunite, they venture into Talpa's demonic stronghold and discover the full extent of their powers -- as well as the origins of their armors and the secret they share with the Dynasty Warlords '''and''' Talpa himself: armors: long before Talpa came to conquer Tokyo in modern times, a mystic known as The Ancient One defeated Talpa in battle. Though the The mystic sent Talpa's soul to the Underworld, Talpa's but the warlord's demonic armor remained in the mortal world. To prevent Talpa from returning to the mortal realm, As a precaution against Talpa's possible return, The Ancient One melted down the armor and armor, then remade it into nine separate armors. Five of these armors found their way to the Ronin Warriors, while Warriors; the other four found their way four, to Talpa's Warlords. Even after discovering the truth, the Warriors The warriors press on into battle, battle even after learning the truth, and Ryo eventually defeats Talpa after the power of all five Ronin Warriors combine to give Ryo a new, far more powerful new suit of armor.

Following Talpa's defeat, several Several new foes show up after Talpa's defeat to challenge Ryo and his newfound Inferno armor while Ryo he learns how to control its the the Inferno Armor's immeasurable power, but power. But these villains end up as little more than are a distraction from the true threat: Talpa (who Talpa, who still lives on in the Underworld) Underworld, and his the corrupted servant, Lady Kayura (the Kayura, the last member of the line of Ancients and a force more powerful than even the Inferno Armor). Rather than wait for Talpa to invade the mortal world again, the Armor. The Warriors venture into decide to strike at Talpa in the Underworld instead of waiting for another invasion--and they intend to stop Talpa's the warlord's schemes once and for all.

Following the end of the series, Sunrise continued the story after the series ended with the follow-up OVAs "Gaiden", "Kikoutei Densetsu" ("The Legend of the Solar Armor"), and "Message", each of which feature their own distinct storyline and villains.

With Thanks to its cheesy-yet-enjoyable dub, lack of content cuts, and wide exposure due to via syndication (and later Creator/{{Toonami}}), ''Ronin Warriors'' helped pave the way for the mid-to-late 1990s anime boom boom. Bandai gave in to come. After fan demand became too loud to ignore, Bandai in the early 2000s and released the entire show on special double-sided [=DVDs=]: one side of the disc contained episodes of ''Ronin Warriors'', while the other contained subtitled and (and uncut episodes episodes) of the original ''Yoroiden Samurai ''Samurai Troopers''. After finishing the series release, Bandai later released the [=OVAs=] (with a their own dub to boot), then eventually released both the series and the [=OVAs=] together in a huge collector's set. The individual DVD releases also had a special "flip" cover: one side had was a ''Ronin Warriors'' version of the cover, while version, the other side had the ''Yoroiden Samurai a ''Samurai Troopers'' version. While both Both sides shared similar layouts, but the back-cover text and the logos stayed in line with each specific version of the show (right down to episode titles and character names). Those releases have since fallen out of print, but Creator/DiscotekMedia eventually rescued the ''Samurai Troopers'' license and released the the series and the OVAs on DVD; legal DVD (legal issues surrounding the ''Ronin Warriors'' dub has prevented the company from re-releasing that version.
version).



* AccentAdaptation: Rowen, who is from Osaka, is given a New York dialect in the TV series; by the time the first OVA comes out, he has a new voice actor who drops the dialect all together. Cye has a British-English accent to emphasize his polite nature. Talpa has a Welsh accent because why the hell not.
** Per the Rowen bit: several years passed between the original dubbing of ''Ronin Warriors'' and Bandai's dubbing of the OVAs.

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* AccentAdaptation: AccentAdaptation:
**
Rowen, who is from Osaka, is given a New York dialect in the TV series; by the time the first OVA comes out, he has a new voice actor who drops the dialect all together. Cye has a British-English accent to emphasize his polite nature. Talpa has a Welsh accent because why the hell not.
** Per the Rowen bit: several
(Several years passed between the original dubbing of ''Ronin Warriors'' and Bandai's dubbing of the OVAs.OVAs, though.)
** Cye has a British-English accent to emphasize his polite nature.
** Talpa has a Welsh accent because why the hell not.



* AllYourPowersCombined: The heroic Ronins form the Inferno armor on Ryo by lending him the energy of their elemental armors. This usually causes them to [[BroughtDownToBadass transform back to the less powerful "underarmor" forms.]] Less powerful because each of the warriors has shown some kind of [[SuperStrength superhuman ability]] while in that state.

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* AllYourPowersCombined: The heroic Ronins form the Inferno armor on Ryo Armor by lending him Ryo the energy of their elemental armors. This usually causes them to [[BroughtDownToBadass transform back to the less powerful "underarmor" forms.]] Less powerful because each of the warriors has shown some kind of [[SuperStrength superhuman ability]] while in that state.
7th Nov '15 8:35:12 PM Kytseo
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* CanonForeigner: There's a character named Hariel who was made exclusively for the dub. He was made because those meddling executives felt that they needed a new character for the Inferno Armor toy because, in their eyes, [[ViewersAreMorons the target audience would be confused if there were two Ryo toys]].
22nd Oct '15 6:19:47 PM nombretomado
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* SpiritWorld: The Nether Realm. Is said to have been peaceful before Talpa took control... [[TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast sounds]] [[MortalKombat familiar]].

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* SpiritWorld: The Nether Realm. Is said to have been peaceful before Talpa took control... [[TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast sounds]] [[MortalKombat familiar]].
18th Aug '15 8:26:11 AM MechWarrior
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'''''Yoroiden Samurai Troopers''''', a 39-episode {{Shonen}} anime produced by Sunrise in the late 1980s, centers its story around [[{{Sentai}} a group of young men]] who don transforming [[EmpathicWeapon mystical armors]]. Sunrise designed the show to [[FollowTheLeader capitalize on the success]] of [[SaintSeiya another hit show about young men who don mystical armors]] -- although ''Samurai Troopers'' would be made with [[JidaiGeki Sengoku]] flavor. The series found its way to the US in 1995 as '''''Ronin Warriors''''', where it meshed well during the post-''PowerRangers'' wave. The American dub remains one of the least {{Macekre}}d {{Anime}}-to-American TV adaptations of its time in terms of cuts (excluding the [[DubNameChange name changes]]).

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'''''Yoroiden Samurai Troopers''''', a 39-episode {{Shonen}} anime produced by Sunrise in the late 1980s, centers its story around [[{{Sentai}} a group of young men]] who don transforming [[EmpathicWeapon mystical armors]]. Sunrise designed the show to [[FollowTheLeader capitalize on the success]] of [[SaintSeiya [[Manga/SaintSeiya another hit show about young men who don mystical armors]] -- although ''Samurai Troopers'' would be made with [[JidaiGeki Sengoku]] flavor. The series found its way to the US in 1995 as '''''Ronin Warriors''''', where it meshed well during the post-''PowerRangers'' post-''Franchise/PowerRangers'' wave. The American dub remains one of the least {{Macekre}}d {{Anime}}-to-American TV adaptations of its time in terms of cuts (excluding the [[DubNameChange name changes]]).
3rd Jun '15 2:09:32 AM EgoProxy
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* BottomlessMagazines: Rowan. Justified since his armor magically generates an infinite supply of arrows.

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* BottomlessMagazines: Rowan. Justified since his armor magically generates an infinite supply of arrows. In one comic, the group decides to see how many arrows the quiver can actually produce. They decide to give up on it after Rowan draws enough of them to build a woodstack.
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