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[[caption-width-right:350: Left to right: Mikoto, Yukito, Ryoga, Ranru, Asuka]]

->"''The iron [=DinoGuts=]!''"

''Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger'' (Burstosaur Squadron Rampager[[hottip:*:A combination of ''Abare'' (Rampage) and "ranger".]]) is the twenty-seventh program in the ''SuperSentai'' franchise, airing from 2003 to 2004.

In the backstory of ''Abaranger'', the meteorite that killed all the dinosaurs in the distant past [[ForWantOfANail actually split Earth]] into two [[AlternateUniverse parallel worlds]]: "[[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet Another Earth]]", the world as we know it where the dinosaurs became extinct, and "Dino Earth", where dinosaurs lived on alongside humans and eventually evolved into "Bakuryu" and "Ryujin" respectively.

All is well in Dino Earth until the awakening of the evil Evolien and their god, Dezumozorlya. Dino Earth soon falls to the Evolien, and a lone Ryujin warrior called Asuka flees through an interdimensional portal to Another Earth. There he seeks human allies with the ability to harness a powerful inner energy called "Dinoguts", and fight against the invading Evolien before they conquer Another Earth as well.

He soon finds three: Ryouga Hakua, a young father with boundless optimism; Yukito Sanjyo, a [[GrumpyBear cold and cynical]] chiropractor; and Ranru Itsuki, a keen [[WrenchWench tomboy mechanic]]. Together they gain the partnership and power of three Bakuryu, and fight against the Evolien as the Bakuryu Sentai Abaranger.

Asuka soon recovers from being BroughtDownToNormal and joins as the fourth Abaranger, only to have his resolve tested as he is forced to fight Jeanne, a [[DarkActionGirl vicious Evolian general]] who [[IdenticalStranger shares the appearance]] of his lost love. Later on, a powerful EvilCounterpart appears in the form of Mikoto Nakadai, an [[EvilGenius amoral genius]] who uses a SuperPrototype of the Abaranger technology to become "[=AbareKiller=]", a nemesis that challenges the Abaranger's belief in the [[RousseauWasRight basic goodness of humanity]].

The theme of the series is, [[MeaningfulName quite obvious from the title]], [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]], lots and lots of [[HotBlooded hotbloodedness]], and [[StuffBlowingUp explosions]].[[hottip:*: Just for starters: The word "[=AbaRanger=]" is from "''Abare''", meaning "riot/rampage/outbreak/run wild".]]

Oh, and did we mention that the Dinosaurs ''[[TalkingAnimal talk]]''?

!!The [=AbaRangers=]:

* Ryōga Hakua / [=AbaRed=]: An environmental protection investigator from the US. An easygoing NiceGuy.
* Yukito Sanjyo / [=AbareBlue=]: A [[TheStoic cold-hearted]] chiropractor with legendary skills.
* Ranru Itsuki / [=AbareYellow=]: An enthusiastic WrenchWench.
* Asuka / [=AbareBlack=]: The last survivor of Dino Earth, and a brave warrior. Tends to be a fish out of water in Another Earth.
* Dr. Mikoto Nakadai / [=AbareKiller=]: A DeadlyDoctor who captures the SuperPrototype Dino Minder TransformationTrinket and decides to use its power to alleviate his crippling boredom with the world.

!!And The [=Evoliens=]:

* Dezumozorya: The god of the Evoliens, currently incarnated as a WorldTree.
* Rije: The "Apostle of Dawn" [[TheAntichrist who acts as the vessel for Dezumonorya's consciousness]], and is responsible for sending the MonstersOfTheWeek to Another Earth.
* Jeanne: The "Messenger of Destruction". A fierce swordswoman and DarkActionGirl who [[IdenticalStranger bears the appearance of Asuka's lost love, Mahoro]].
* Mikela: The "Messenger of Creation", who creates MonstersOfTheWeek with magical paint. Because he uses three colours in his paintings, his monsters are mishmashes of three elements: a creature, a plant/herb and a machine.
* Voffa: The "Messenger of Infinity", who creates MonstersOfTheWeek by composing music. His monsters are always [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever humongous to start]].
* Geilton: The "[[BlackKnight Messenger of Darkness]]". The [[LegacyCharacter assumed identity]] of whoever wears the [[ArtifactOfDoom Cursed Armour]], which grants its wearer tremendous power but at the risk of [[BrainwashedAndCrazy turning them into a mindless machine of destruction]]. It is [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt inherited by whoever defeats the previous owner]].

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Adapted as ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'' which gave a nod to the original show in one of their episodes.

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!!'''Recurring''' SuperSentai tropes:

* AllYourPowersCombined: The Superior Dino Bomber, once Abare Killer joins the team.
** Dino Bomber: Combination of the main trio's weapons.
** Super Dino Bomber: Combination of the Dino Bomber and Asuka's weapon.
*** ''Abaranger vs [[NinpuuSentaiHurricanger Hurricanger]]'' takes this [[UpToEleven up to nine]] when the Abarangers combine their Super Dino Bomber with the Hurricanger and Gouraiger's Victory Gadget to form the Super Dino Victory.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Bakuryu Change!"
* CallingYourAttacks
* CombinationAttack
* {{Crossover}}: ''Abaranger vs. [[NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger Hurricaneger]]''
* CustomUniform
* FinishingMove
* FiveManBand: The team solidifies with the addition of Asuka and Mikoto. There are three {{Smart Guy}}s. [[hottip:*:Yukito the chiropractor, Ranru the mechanic, and Mikoto the medical doctor.]]
** TheLeader: Ryouga
** TheLancer: Yukito
** TheChick: Ranru
** TheBigGuy: Asuka
** [[SixthRanger Fifth Ranger]]: Mikoto
* HomeBase: Kyoryuya Curry House. A small MissionControl chamber is installed in episode 4, making the shop an actual HomeBase.
* HorseOfADifferentColor: The Road Raptors.
* HumongousMecha
** AMechByAnyOtherName: The ''Bakuryu'' ([[AnimalMecha Explosive Dinosaurs]]).
** CombiningMecha:
*** Tyrannosaurus + Triceratops + Pteranodon = Abaren-oh
*** Top Galer + Stegoraidon = Killer-oh
*** Styracosaurus + Dino Carry = Max Oja[[hottip:*:Although, the Dino Carry was just a chariot pulled by the Styracosaurus, so the Max Oja could be considered more of a TransformingMecha depending on whether you view the Dino Carry as part of the Styracosaurus or as a separate equipment.]]
*** Carnoleutus + Chasmoshieldon = Bakuren-oh
** MechaExpansionPack: The Brachiosaurus stored many of the smaller dinosaurs inside, which could be used as upgrades to the main mecha.
*** Abaren-oh + [[UseYourHead Bakycelo]][[PowerFist knuckles]] = Abaren-oh Knuckles
*** Abaren-oh + [[ChainsawGood Dimenocodon]] = Abaren-oh Nocodon
*** Abaren-oh + [[CoolBoard Stegoraidon]] = Abaren-oh Raidon
*** Abaren-oh + [[ImprobableWeaponUser Parasaro]][[BladeBelowTheShoulder kkiru]] = Abaren-oh Rokkiru
*** Abaren-oh + [[ThisIsADrill Ankylo]][[DualWielding veilus]] = Abaren-oh Veilus
*** Killer-oh + Bakyceloknuckles + Dimenocodon = Killer-oh Knuckles Nocodon
*** Killer-oh + Parasarokkiru + Ankyloveilus = Killer-oh Veilus Rokkiru
*** Max Oja + [[AllYourPowersCombined Bakyceloknuckles + Dimenocodon + Parasarokkiru + Ankyloveilus]] = Max Ryu Oja
*** Abaren-oh + Killer-oh = Killer Abaren-oh
*** Killer Abaren-oh + Spinogold + Ranfogold = Oh Abaren-oh
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: All the episode titles contain the word "Abare".
* InTheNameOfTheMoon
--> '''Ryouga''': "Bursting energy![[hottip:*: Genki Bakudai!]] ''[=AbaRed=]''!"
--> '''Yukito''': "Explode Seriously![[hottip:*: Honki Bakuhatsu!]] ''[=AbareBlue=]''!"
--> '''Ranru''': "Dashing with courage![[hottip:*: Yuuki de bakushin!]] ''[=AbareYellow=]''!"
--> '''Asuka''': "The invincible soul of the Dragon People! [[hottip:*: Muteki no Ryujin tamashi!]] ''[=AbareBlack=]''!"
--> [[spoiler: '''Mikoto''': "[[TheStoic The finest example of excitement.]][[hottip:*: Tokimeki no haku.]] ''[=AbareKiller=]''!"]] [[hottip:*:The work "Haku" is a wordplay; "Haku" means "Doctor", among other things, and the Kanji used here for "Ha" stands for "White".]]
---> '''All''': "The Iron [=DinoGuts=]! ''Bakuryu Sentai Abaranger''!"
** Brachio has his twist; his lines are different every time he goes through his StockFootage.
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: [[spoiler: Ryoga later obtains the power to become [[ShonenUpgrade [=AbareMax=]]].]]
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: Whenever a Trinoid is defeated, the Life Berry used in its creation breaks and summons a rain which revives them in giant form. Averted with Voffa's Giganoids, ''[[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever which start out in giant form already]]''.
* MixAndMatch: {SuperSentai + ([[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs Dinosaurs]] * TalkingAnimal) + [[StuffBlowingUp Explosions]] + AlienInvasion} * '''[[HotBlooded HOT BLOODED!!!]]''' = BakuryuSentaiAbaranger
* {{Mook}}s: Baomea soldiers; anagram for "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amoeba Amoeba]]"[[hottip:*:Read as "A-mee-ba".]].
* TheMovie: ''Abaranger Deluxe: Abare Summer Kinkin Chū!''
* OnTheNextEpisodeOfCatchPhrase: Averted; the phrases are different each time.
* RobotBuddy: All the Bakuryu can qualify in a sense, despite their size.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Abare Yellow, who is the first true female yellow in Sentai since [[DenjiSentaiMegaranger Mega Yellow]] (not counting the four {{gender flipped}} yellows in ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' of course).
* SuperMode: Abare Mode. In a twist from the usual, it comes with the suit and doesn't actually need to be unlocked.
** And [[spoiler:[=AbareMax=]]].
* SupervillainLair
* TheTeaser: Abaranger is the very first sentai to use one, and the only sentai so far to use a [[TheStinger stinger]].
* ThemeMusicPowerUp
* TransformationTrinket
** Ryouga, Yukito and Ranru: Dino Brace
** Asuka: Dino Commander
** Makito: Dino Minder
** A non-Sentai and evil version of this trope would have to be the Geildon armor.
* TwoGirlsToATeam: Averted. [[spoiler:Unless you count [[JokeCharacter Abare Pig]] as a legitimate Sentai warrior.]]
* WeaponOfChoice
** SwissArmyWeapon: The [=AbaLasers=]. [[note]][[{{Handguns}} Gun]] and [[CoolSword Sword]] modes.[[/note]]
** SpikesOfDoom: Abare Mode
*** PowerGivesYouWings: Ranru's Abare Mode offers her this.
** Ryouga: [[SimpleStaff Tyranno Rod]]. [[spoiler:As [=AbareMax=], he uses the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Sty]][[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Riser]].]]
** Yukito: [[ShieldBash Tricera Bunker]]
** Ranru: [[DualWielding Ptera]] [[KnifeNut Daggers]]
** Asuka: [[RoyalRapier Dino Thruster]] [[note]]Has 4 different [[ElementalPowers elemental]] attacks.[[/note]]
** Mikoto: [[CoolSword Wing Pentact]] [[hottip:*:Can also function as a laser-shooting [[ThePenIsMightier quill pen.]]
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!!Tropes specific to BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger:

* AndIMustScream: the victims of the Ep. 38 Trinoid are turned into Rafflesia flowers, known for smelling like rotting meat and relying on ''flies'' to be pollinated. [[FridgeHorror Think about it.]]
* AppliedPhlebotinum: [=DinoGuts=].
* ArtifactOfDoom: [[spoiler: The cursed armor that Asuka acquires eventually causes the wearer to go insane attacking both friend and foe alike.]]
* BadassLongcoat: Yukito fancies himself as one initially. Then Mikoto comes along and hijacks the trope for his own.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: In episode 14 when Denjirou tells Ranru about his old friendship with Ryunosuke, with a flashback for the viewer. She interrupts the story to ask which of the boys in the flashback scene is Ryunosuke.
* ButtMonkey: Asuka, generally in [=AnotherEarth=]'s everyday life.
* CampGay: Ranru's trainer for Idol Singing sure is one. No wonder she quits...
* ColorFailure: the ep. 37 Giganoid's FinishingMove. Seriously.
* CompanionCube: Ranru's bicycle, nicknamed "Mr. Birdie".
* CompetitiveBalance: The main 3 Bakuryus.
** LightningBruiser: Tyranno
** StoneWall: Tricera
** FragileSpeedster: Ptera
* CompletelyDifferentTitle / InNameOnly: The series was known as ''Power Rangers Dino Thunder'' in Korea. Not to be confused with the ''actual'' Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder. Oops.
* {{Crossover}}: With TsuribakaNisshi, a fishing Manga/Anime. Really.
* CuteBruiser: Ranru
* DeadlineNews: episode 39. See AndIMustScream above.
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: Paras' final attack.
* DumbIsGood: Once again... *sigh*... Asuka. The exception is when he's fighting Evoliens.
** Ryouga is ''even more''. At least Asuka was knowledgable in Dino Earth culture. But Ryouga out-[[TheMessiah messiah'd]] Asuka.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Exactly what [[spoiler: Asuka]] did.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: Of course!
* EvilLaugh: Mikoto does a ''very'' hammy version. [[spoiler:Still, not as bad as Rijewel's.]]
* {{Expy}}: The three main Abarangers draw their powers from dinosaurs that were represented by three of the Zyurangers (namely the tyrannosaurus, the triceratops and the pteranodon), while Abare Black draws his power from a brachiosaurus (which was present in ''Zyuranger'' in the form of King Brachion).
** Mikoto is a [[EnsembleDarkhorse fan-favorite]] evil SixthRanger who wields a dagger as a WeaponOfChoice and pilots a [[DinosaursAreDragons dragon]] mech. He later [[HeelFaceTurn turns good]], but [[RedemptionEqualsDeath didn't live long enough]]. Hm...are we talking about [[KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Burai]] here?
* FastballSpecial: in TheMovie, [[spoiler:the villain is defeated after Tyranno tail-whips RYOGA into him.]]
* ForTheEvulz: Mikoto's motivation.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble
** Ryouga: Choleric
** Yukito: Phlegmatic
** Ranru: Sanguine
** Asuka: Melancholic
* FreakyFridayFlip: Ryouga and Yukito in Episode 27.
* FreudianTrio
** Id: Ryouga
** Superego: Yukito
** Ego: Ranru
* FuelMeterOfPower: [[spoiler: Abarekiller's suit is set to self-destruct after a set amount of transformations. [[ForegoneConclusion It eventually does.]]]]
* FunWithAcronyms: "Abare"; it's a word-per-syllable acronym instead of word-per-letter, and stands for "'''A'''ttack '''Ba'''ndit '''Re'''sistance".
* GiantRobotHandsSaveLives: done in the final battle with [=AbarenOh's=] very-seldom-used hands.
* [[spoiler:GrandTheftPrototype: [=AbareKiller=] forces Stego into combining with [=TopGaler=] to form [=KillerOh=]. Later on he temporarily kidnaps every non-main Bakuryu and uses them against their own will.]]
* GrievousHarmWithABody: Mecha variation in TheMovie, after [=BakurenOh=] jacks [=AbarenOh's=] drill arm.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Dr. Nakadai Mikoto[=/AbareKiller=], Mahoro[=/Jeanne=], and (arguably) Yatsudenwani.]]
* HeroStoleMyBike: episode 35, Ranru jacks up to three vehicles in succession.
* HotBlooded: "Abare Mode" ''encourages'' hot-bloodedness, since rage equals ass-kicking in this form.
** And let's not forget that [[JAMProject Masaaki Endoh]] did the theme song.
---> "Rampage! Rampage! Rampage even more! ''[[GratuitousEnglish Get up!]]''"
** "[[StuffBlowingUp Blast]]-Dinosaur Task Force [[HotBlooded Rampage]] Rangers"... It seems no further elaboration would be necessary.
* HotDad: Ryouga. Also, [[spoiler:Asuka.]]
* HotMom: [[spoiler:Mahoro.]]
* IdolSinger: Ranru trained as one before becoming a mechanic.
* InnBetweenTheWorlds: Ever since its creation, the Dinosaur Curry shop has been referenced in every annual teamup, serving as a place where members of the past and present teams meet each other. The thing's a landmark.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: If any one trope sums up Yukito's character, this is it.
* LiteralGenie: ep. 25's Trinoid.
* [[spoiler:LukeIAmYourFather]]: [[spoiler:Rije's father turned out to be Asuka.]]
* MeaningfulName: Ryouga, Yukito and Ranru's family names, "Hakua" (Cretaceous), "Sanjyo" (Triassic) and "Itsuki" (Jurassic[[hottip:*:''Jyura-ki''; "jyu" is a possible reading for the kanji "Itsuki"]]), are puns on names of the prehistoric periods where dinosaurs thrived in. Lampshaded in ''TokusouSentaiDekaranger vs. Abaranger''.
** There's also Mikela, the painter, named after Michelangelo, and Voffa, the composer, whose name derives from ''Wolf''gang Amadeus Mozart.
* MediumAwareness: in episode 14, Ranru meets Ryuunosuke's old friend, who relates a story from their childhood in the form of a sepia toned flashback ''that they can actually see.''
--> "So which one is Ryuunosuke?"
--> "Sshh, pay attention!"
* MissedTheCall: Mikoto misses the distribution of [[TransformationTrinket Tranfsormation Trinkets]]. He finds [[SealedEvilInACan Sealed Evil In An]] [[EggMcGuffin Egg McGuffin]] while moping.
* MoodWhiplash
* [[spoiler:MoreThanMindControl: After breaking free from [=AbareKiller=]'s influence, Stego decides to stay with him anyway since this means a promotion from "auxiliary zord called out once-every-so-often" to "one half of a Megazord". Even Mikoto was surprised at the FaceHeelTurn]].
* MyNameIsNotDurwood: [=TopGaler=] has never addressed Mikoto by name, ever.
** He averts this trope during the CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming when he and [[spoiler:Mikoto end up dying together when the Dino Minder is about to explode...]]
* MythologyGag: The spamming of diamond motifs on the outfits is most certainly a callback to [[KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Zyuranger]].
* NamesTheSame: Actor-case. Mikoto/[=AbareKiller=] is played by Kotaro Tanaka, who is NOT the Kotaro Tanaka who played [[ChoujinSentaiJetman Ryuu Tendou]].
** [=AbareYellow=] [[NotToBeConfusedWith isn't named after but predated]] [[MemeticMutation Ran Ra]][[NicoNicoDouga n Ruu]].
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: [=AbareKiller=].
* {{Nephewism}}: Ryouga is biologically Mai's uncle and has been caring for her since her parents were killed.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Actually ''justified in-universe'', with WrenchWench Ranru making random modifications to the Dino Braces (explaining the out-of-nowhere 'Abare Beam' in the [[NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger Hurricaneger]] teamup) and adding stuff to the Bakuryu (Kera slaps a bug on the ep. 25 Trinoid, which tricks it into attacking a holographic building).
* NonActionGuy: Brachio is a Non Action ''Mecha''. In SuperSentai, nonetheless.
* TheOneThatGotAway: Yukito's FirstLove was forced to move away after his father broke up their relationship.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: All the Bakuryu have nicknames, to be addressed easily, except for [=TopGaler=].
** Mikoto does call him "Toppu" in TheMovie.
* OverlyLongName: All Trinoids, see PunnyName below. Mikela turns out to have one in ep. 22.
* OvernightAgeUp: [[spoiler:Happens to Lije full-circle; from baby to 11 to 20 then back to 11 and to baby again.]]
* PaletteSwap: the first three Bakuryuu go through this when they are brought under control.
* PapaWolf: Ryoga.
** Tyra also revealed in episode 3 that he had a child, all the while teaching Ryoga a parental aesop.
* PowerWalk: in the final scene from the opening.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Ryoga has a moment in the Abaranger vs. [[TokusouSentaiDekaranger Dekaranger]] special:
-->I'm! I'M! A FATHER! I CAN'T BE KILLED HERE!!!!!
* PunnyName: Each Trinoid comes from three concepts: a plant, an animal and a man-made appliance, not necessarily in that order. Naturally, their names are punny {{portmanteau}}x of all three. For the pun to work, however, each concept's last syllable(s) must be the same as the next concept's first syllable(s).
** For example, the first Trinoid to appear in the series is created from "''Bakudan''/Bomb", "Dandelion" and "Lion". Its name? Bakudandelion.
** Taken to its logical extreme with the Hexanoid's six-piece name: Hanabi[[hottip:*:fireworks]] + Bi[[hottip:*:bee]] + Bikini + Nikibi[[hottip:*:pimple]] + Binasu[[hottip:*:Venus]] + Nasu[[hottip:*:eggplant]] = [[OverlyLongName Hanabikinikibinasu]].
* PutOnABus: Happens to Emiri and Ryuunosuke sometime before episode 13, [[spoiler:when the Rangers get hurled into the past and meet their Identical Strangers.]]
* RecycledPremise: The plot of the show is oddly reminiscent of the plot of the ''SuperMarioBros'' movie. This means Asuka is ''Princess Daisy.''
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: [=AbareKiller=], and in a way, [=TopGaler=].]]
* RefusedByTheCall: Emiri and Sugishita weren't able to handle the transformation, so they chose to stay in the sidelines anyway.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Rije is actually Asuka's daughter. Dezumozorya just implanted his DNA in to her.]]
* RubberForeheadAliens: All Ryujin have four claws over their cheekbones.
* [[spoiler:[[SealedEvilInACan Sealed Evil In A Man]]]]: [[spoiler: Half of the Evolien's [[EldritchAbomination God]] is sealed away inside Mikoto Nakadai, which triggers his VillainousBreakdown]].
* ShonenUpgrade / MidSeasonUpgrade: [[spoiler:[=AbareMax=] and Bakuryu Styracosaurus / [=MaxOhja=]]].
* ShoutOut: Brachio, every time he appears on the battlefield, does so with a different line. Best part? Virtually all of them are lyrics from Toku songs. [[http://www.geocities.co.jp/Hollywood-Theater/5032/abare_brakio.html See here]].
** For those unable to read Japanese, Brachio's referenced songs from ''SpaceSheriffSharivan'', ''JAKQDengekitai'', ''BattleFeverJ'', ''BishoujoKamenPoitrine'', ''DenshiSentaiDenziman'', ''JikuuSenshiSpielban'', ''TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan'', ''KagakuSentaiDynaman'', ''SpaceSheriffShaider'', ''KaiketsuZubat'', ''DaiSentaiGoggleFive'', ''DengekiSentaiChangeman'', ''YuugenJikkouSistersShushutorian'', ''RescueSentaiGoGoFive'', ''SpaceSheriffGavan'', ''KamenRiderSkyrider'', ''TokusouRoboJanperson'', ''SeiunKamenMachineman'', ''{{Kikaider}}'', ''KamenRiderFaiz'', ''Abaranger'' itself, ''GekisouSentaiCarranger'', ''KamenRiderKuuga'', ''CaptainUltra'', ''KamenRiderX'', ''NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger'' (in the CrossOver with that show), and ''TokusouSentaiDekaranger'' (again, in the CrossOver with that show).
** Ranru using different disguises to get past the ep. 35 [=MotW=] is straight out of ScoobyDoo.
** The closing sequence mimics the Beatles' iconic "Abbey Road" cover, which makes it into the [=EDs=] of the movies.
* SpecialEditionTitle: In #30, three Trinoids are revived as ''Jamei Sentai Evoranger'' and even get for a few seconds a special version of the opening theme before Abare Killer stops it abruptly.
* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler: Asuka and Mahoro aka Jannu. They got better temporarily. After that, they enter a DatingCatwoman scenario. But things turned HappilyEverAfter for them.]]
** [[spoiler:In lesser degree Rije/Rijewel and Mikoto/Abarekiller]].
* SuperPowerLottery: Mikoto's Zero Suit will eventually explode. In the meantime, he's powerful enough to take on the entire team at once and go toe-to-toe with [=AbareMax=].
* SuperSpeed: One of [=AbareKiller=]'s ''many'' abilities.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: [[spoiler:In the final episode, the Abarangers have a reunion some time after defeating the Evoliens. Asuka and Mahoro (now back on Dino Earth) cannot be there, nor can Mikoto (dead) and Rijewel (de-aged ''past Rije'' into an infant, back on Dino Earth), so all five (counting Rije/Rijewel as two separate characters) are replaced by identical-looking customers who just happen to wander into Dino Curry at the right moment.]]
* TakeThat: the CaptainErsatz {{Ultraman}} in episode 8.
* [[ThatManIsDead That Woman Is Dead]]: [[spoiler: Jannu is formerly Asuka's lover Mahoro. She discarded her name and became the Destruction Messenger Jannu, fixated on killing Asuka for betraying her.]]
* TheseHandsHaveKilled: episode 30, when we learn that [[spoiler:Asuka was not only the first to become Geildon, but killed scores of fellow Ryujin.]]
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Let's just say that Mai-chan got along well with the Bakuryu ''awfully'' fast. Case in point: Tyra is the one who attacked the building she and Ryoga are living in, and at the end of the other next episode, she's cheerfully riding on Tyra's head.
* UnwinnableTrainingSimulation: episode 30.
* VerbalTic: ''Every''. ''Single''. Bakuryu. Except Styracosaurus, Carnoryutus, and Chasmoshieldon.
* WantingIsBetterThanHaving: Dr. Nakadai was naturally good at anything he tried, [[spoiler: due to being the host for half of the series' main villain]], and spent most of his life bored out of his skull from the lack of challenge. When he found the dangerous prototype TransformationTrinket, he became a supervillain rather than a good guy because it was more fun, and learning that [[spoiler:the device will eventually explode]] only made it more exciting.
* XMeetsY: ''TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan'' meets ''KyouryuuSentaiZyuranger''.
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->"''The iron [=DinoGuts=]!''"

''Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger'' (Burstosaur Squadron Rampager[[hottip:*:A combination of ''Abare'' (Rampage) and "ranger".]]) is the twenty-seventh program in the ''SuperSentai'' franchise, airing from 2003 to 2004.

In the backstory of ''Abaranger'', the meteorite that killed all the dinosaurs in the distant past [[ForWantOfANail actually split Earth]] into two [[AlternateUniverse parallel worlds]]: "[[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet Another Earth]]", the world as we know it where the dinosaurs became extinct, and "Dino Earth", where dinosaurs lived on alongside humans and eventually evolved into "Bakuryu" and "Ryujin" respectively.

All is well in Dino Earth until the awakening of the evil Evolien and their god, Dezumozorlya. Dino Earth soon falls to the Evolien, and a lone Ryujin warrior called Asuka flees through an interdimensional portal to Another Earth. There he seeks human allies with the ability to harness a powerful inner energy called "Dinoguts", and fight against the invading Evolien before they conquer Another Earth as well.

He soon finds three: Ryouga Hakua, a young father with boundless optimism; Yukito Sanjyo, a [[GrumpyBear cold and cynical]] chiropractor; and Ranru Itsuki, a keen [[WrenchWench tomboy mechanic]]. Together they gain the partnership and power of three Bakuryu, and fight against the Evolien as the Bakuryu Sentai Abaranger.

Asuka soon recovers from being BroughtDownToNormal and joins as the fourth Abaranger, only to have his resolve tested as he is forced to fight Jeanne, a [[DarkActionGirl vicious Evolian general]] who [[IdenticalStranger shares the appearance]] of his lost love. Later on, a powerful EvilCounterpart appears in the form of Mikoto Nakadai, an [[EvilGenius amoral genius]] who uses a SuperPrototype of the Abaranger technology to become "[=AbareKiller=]", a nemesis that challenges the Abaranger's belief in the [[RousseauWasRight basic goodness of humanity]].

The theme of the series is, [[MeaningfulName quite obvious from the title]], [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]], lots and lots of [[HotBlooded hotbloodedness]], and [[StuffBlowingUp explosions]].[[hottip:*: Just for starters: The word "[=AbaRanger=]" is from "''Abare''", meaning "riot/rampage/outbreak/run wild".]]

Oh, and did we mention that the Dinosaurs ''[[TalkingAnimal talk]]''?

!!The [=AbaRangers=]:

* Ryōga Hakua / [=AbaRed=]: An environmental protection investigator from the US. An easygoing NiceGuy.
* Yukito Sanjyo / [=AbareBlue=]: A [[TheStoic cold-hearted]] chiropractor with legendary skills.
* Ranru Itsuki / [=AbareYellow=]: An enthusiastic WrenchWench.
* Asuka / [=AbareBlack=]: The last survivor of Dino Earth, and a brave warrior. Tends to be a fish out of water in Another Earth.
* Dr. Mikoto Nakadai / [=AbareKiller=]: A DeadlyDoctor who captures the SuperPrototype Dino Minder TransformationTrinket and decides to use its power to alleviate his crippling boredom with the world.

!!And The [=Evoliens=]:

* Dezumozorya: The god of the Evoliens, currently incarnated as a WorldTree.
* Rije: The "Apostle of Dawn" [[TheAntichrist who acts as the vessel for Dezumonorya's consciousness]], and is responsible for sending the MonstersOfTheWeek to Another Earth.
* Jeanne: The "Messenger of Destruction". A fierce swordswoman and DarkActionGirl who [[IdenticalStranger bears the appearance of Asuka's lost love, Mahoro]].
* Mikela: The "Messenger of Creation", who creates MonstersOfTheWeek with magical paint. Because he uses three colours in his paintings, his monsters are mishmashes of three elements: a creature, a plant/herb and a machine.
* Voffa: The "Messenger of Infinity", who creates MonstersOfTheWeek by composing music. His monsters are always [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever humongous to start]].
* Geilton: The "[[BlackKnight Messenger of Darkness]]". The [[LegacyCharacter assumed identity]] of whoever wears the [[ArtifactOfDoom Cursed Armour]], which grants its wearer tremendous power but at the risk of [[BrainwashedAndCrazy turning them into a mindless machine of destruction]]. It is [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt inherited by whoever defeats the previous owner]].

Check/help build the [[Characters/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger character sheet]].

Adapted as ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'' which gave a nod to the original show in one of their episodes.

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!!'''Recurring''' SuperSentai tropes:

* AllYourPowersCombined: The Superior Dino Bomber, once Abare Killer joins the team.
** Dino Bomber: Combination of the main trio's weapons.
** Super Dino Bomber: Combination of the Dino Bomber and Asuka's weapon.
*** ''Abaranger vs [[NinpuuSentaiHurricanger Hurricanger]]'' takes this [[UpToEleven up to nine]] when the Abarangers combine their Super Dino Bomber with the Hurricanger and Gouraiger's Victory Gadget to form the Super Dino Victory.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Bakuryu Change!"
* CallingYourAttacks
* CombinationAttack
* {{Crossover}}: ''Abaranger vs. [[NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger Hurricaneger]]''
* CustomUniform
* FinishingMove
* FiveManBand: The team solidifies with the addition of Asuka and Mikoto. There are three {{Smart Guy}}s. [[hottip:*:Yukito the chiropractor, Ranru the mechanic, and Mikoto the medical doctor.]]
** TheLeader: Ryouga
** TheLancer: Yukito
** TheChick: Ranru
** TheBigGuy: Asuka
** [[SixthRanger Fifth Ranger]]: Mikoto
* HomeBase: Kyoryuya Curry House. A small MissionControl chamber is installed in episode 4, making the shop an actual HomeBase.
* HorseOfADifferentColor: The Road Raptors.
* HumongousMecha
** AMechByAnyOtherName: The ''Bakuryu'' ([[AnimalMecha Explosive Dinosaurs]]).
** CombiningMecha:
*** Tyrannosaurus + Triceratops + Pteranodon = Abaren-oh
*** Top Galer + Stegoraidon = Killer-oh
*** Styracosaurus + Dino Carry = Max Oja[[hottip:*:Although, the Dino Carry was just a chariot pulled by the Styracosaurus, so the Max Oja could be considered more of a TransformingMecha depending on whether you view the Dino Carry as part of the Styracosaurus or as a separate equipment.]]
*** Carnoleutus + Chasmoshieldon = Bakuren-oh
** MechaExpansionPack: The Brachiosaurus stored many of the smaller dinosaurs inside, which could be used as upgrades to the main mecha.
*** Abaren-oh + [[UseYourHead Bakycelo]][[PowerFist knuckles]] = Abaren-oh Knuckles
*** Abaren-oh + [[ChainsawGood Dimenocodon]] = Abaren-oh Nocodon
*** Abaren-oh + [[CoolBoard Stegoraidon]] = Abaren-oh Raidon
*** Abaren-oh + [[ImprobableWeaponUser Parasaro]][[BladeBelowTheShoulder kkiru]] = Abaren-oh Rokkiru
*** Abaren-oh + [[ThisIsADrill Ankylo]][[DualWielding veilus]] = Abaren-oh Veilus
*** Killer-oh + Bakyceloknuckles + Dimenocodon = Killer-oh Knuckles Nocodon
*** Killer-oh + Parasarokkiru + Ankyloveilus = Killer-oh Veilus Rokkiru
*** Max Oja + [[AllYourPowersCombined Bakyceloknuckles + Dimenocodon + Parasarokkiru + Ankyloveilus]] = Max Ryu Oja
*** Abaren-oh + Killer-oh = Killer Abaren-oh
*** Killer Abaren-oh + Spinogold + Ranfogold = Oh Abaren-oh
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: All the episode titles contain the word "Abare".
* InTheNameOfTheMoon
--> '''Ryouga''': "Bursting energy![[hottip:*: Genki Bakudai!]] ''[=AbaRed=]''!"
--> '''Yukito''': "Explode Seriously![[hottip:*: Honki Bakuhatsu!]] ''[=AbareBlue=]''!"
--> '''Ranru''': "Dashing with courage![[hottip:*: Yuuki de bakushin!]] ''[=AbareYellow=]''!"
--> '''Asuka''': "The invincible soul of the Dragon People! [[hottip:*: Muteki no Ryujin tamashi!]] ''[=AbareBlack=]''!"
--> [[spoiler: '''Mikoto''': "[[TheStoic The finest example of excitement.]][[hottip:*: Tokimeki no haku.]] ''[=AbareKiller=]''!"]] [[hottip:*:The work "Haku" is a wordplay; "Haku" means "Doctor", among other things, and the Kanji used here for "Ha" stands for "White".]]
---> '''All''': "The Iron [=DinoGuts=]! ''Bakuryu Sentai Abaranger''!"
** Brachio has his twist; his lines are different every time he goes through his StockFootage.
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: [[spoiler: Ryoga later obtains the power to become [[ShonenUpgrade [=AbareMax=]]].]]
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: Whenever a Trinoid is defeated, the Life Berry used in its creation breaks and summons a rain which revives them in giant form. Averted with Voffa's Giganoids, ''[[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever which start out in giant form already]]''.
* MixAndMatch: {SuperSentai + ([[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs Dinosaurs]] * TalkingAnimal) + [[StuffBlowingUp Explosions]] + AlienInvasion} * '''[[HotBlooded HOT BLOODED!!!]]''' = BakuryuSentaiAbaranger
* {{Mook}}s: Baomea soldiers; anagram for "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amoeba Amoeba]]"[[hottip:*:Read as "A-mee-ba".]].
* TheMovie: ''Abaranger Deluxe: Abare Summer Kinkin Chū!''
* OnTheNextEpisodeOfCatchPhrase: Averted; the phrases are different each time.
* RobotBuddy: All the Bakuryu can qualify in a sense, despite their size.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Abare Yellow, who is the first true female yellow in Sentai since [[DenjiSentaiMegaranger Mega Yellow]] (not counting the four {{gender flipped}} yellows in ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' of course).
* SuperMode: Abare Mode. In a twist from the usual, it comes with the suit and doesn't actually need to be unlocked.
** And [[spoiler:[=AbareMax=]]].
* SupervillainLair
* TheTeaser: Abaranger is the very first sentai to use one, and the only sentai so far to use a [[TheStinger stinger]].
* ThemeMusicPowerUp
* TransformationTrinket
** Ryouga, Yukito and Ranru: Dino Brace
** Asuka: Dino Commander
** Makito: Dino Minder
** A non-Sentai and evil version of this trope would have to be the Geildon armor.
* TwoGirlsToATeam: Averted. [[spoiler:Unless you count [[JokeCharacter Abare Pig]] as a legitimate Sentai warrior.]]
* WeaponOfChoice
** SwissArmyWeapon: The [=AbaLasers=]. [[note]][[{{Handguns}} Gun]] and [[CoolSword Sword]] modes.[[/note]]
** SpikesOfDoom: Abare Mode
*** PowerGivesYouWings: Ranru's Abare Mode offers her this.
** Ryouga: [[SimpleStaff Tyranno Rod]]. [[spoiler:As [=AbareMax=], he uses the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Sty]][[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Riser]].]]
** Yukito: [[ShieldBash Tricera Bunker]]
** Ranru: [[DualWielding Ptera]] [[KnifeNut Daggers]]
** Asuka: [[RoyalRapier Dino Thruster]] [[note]]Has 4 different [[ElementalPowers elemental]] attacks.[[/note]]
** Mikoto: [[CoolSword Wing Pentact]] [[hottip:*:Can also function as a laser-shooting [[ThePenIsMightier quill pen.]]
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!!Tropes specific to BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger:

* AndIMustScream: the victims of the Ep. 38 Trinoid are turned into Rafflesia flowers, known for smelling like rotting meat and relying on ''flies'' to be pollinated. [[FridgeHorror Think about it.]]
* AppliedPhlebotinum: [=DinoGuts=].
* ArtifactOfDoom: [[spoiler: The cursed armor that Asuka acquires eventually causes the wearer to go insane attacking both friend and foe alike.]]
* BadassLongcoat: Yukito fancies himself as one initially. Then Mikoto comes along and hijacks the trope for his own.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: In episode 14 when Denjirou tells Ranru about his old friendship with Ryunosuke, with a flashback for the viewer. She interrupts the story to ask which of the boys in the flashback scene is Ryunosuke.
* ButtMonkey: Asuka, generally in [=AnotherEarth=]'s everyday life.
* CampGay: Ranru's trainer for Idol Singing sure is one. No wonder she quits...
* ColorFailure: the ep. 37 Giganoid's FinishingMove. Seriously.
* CompanionCube: Ranru's bicycle, nicknamed "Mr. Birdie".
* CompetitiveBalance: The main 3 Bakuryus.
** LightningBruiser: Tyranno
** StoneWall: Tricera
** FragileSpeedster: Ptera
* CompletelyDifferentTitle / InNameOnly: The series was known as ''Power Rangers Dino Thunder'' in Korea. Not to be confused with the ''actual'' Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder. Oops.
* {{Crossover}}: With TsuribakaNisshi, a fishing Manga/Anime. Really.
* CuteBruiser: Ranru
* DeadlineNews: episode 39. See AndIMustScream above.
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: Paras' final attack.
* DumbIsGood: Once again... *sigh*... Asuka. The exception is when he's fighting Evoliens.
** Ryouga is ''even more''. At least Asuka was knowledgable in Dino Earth culture. But Ryouga out-[[TheMessiah messiah'd]] Asuka.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Exactly what [[spoiler: Asuka]] did.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: Of course!
* EvilLaugh: Mikoto does a ''very'' hammy version. [[spoiler:Still, not as bad as Rijewel's.]]
* {{Expy}}: The three main Abarangers draw their powers from dinosaurs that were represented by three of the Zyurangers (namely the tyrannosaurus, the triceratops and the pteranodon), while Abare Black draws his power from a brachiosaurus (which was present in ''Zyuranger'' in the form of King Brachion).
** Mikoto is a [[EnsembleDarkhorse fan-favorite]] evil SixthRanger who wields a dagger as a WeaponOfChoice and pilots a [[DinosaursAreDragons dragon]] mech. He later [[HeelFaceTurn turns good]], but [[RedemptionEqualsDeath didn't live long enough]]. Hm...are we talking about [[KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Burai]] here?
* FastballSpecial: in TheMovie, [[spoiler:the villain is defeated after Tyranno tail-whips RYOGA into him.]]
* ForTheEvulz: Mikoto's motivation.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble
** Ryouga: Choleric
** Yukito: Phlegmatic
** Ranru: Sanguine
** Asuka: Melancholic
* FreakyFridayFlip: Ryouga and Yukito in Episode 27.
* FreudianTrio
** Id: Ryouga
** Superego: Yukito
** Ego: Ranru
* FuelMeterOfPower: [[spoiler: Abarekiller's suit is set to self-destruct after a set amount of transformations. [[ForegoneConclusion It eventually does.]]]]
* FunWithAcronyms: "Abare"; it's a word-per-syllable acronym instead of word-per-letter, and stands for "'''A'''ttack '''Ba'''ndit '''Re'''sistance".
* GiantRobotHandsSaveLives: done in the final battle with [=AbarenOh's=] very-seldom-used hands.
* [[spoiler:GrandTheftPrototype: [=AbareKiller=] forces Stego into combining with [=TopGaler=] to form [=KillerOh=]. Later on he temporarily kidnaps every non-main Bakuryu and uses them against their own will.]]
* GrievousHarmWithABody: Mecha variation in TheMovie, after [=BakurenOh=] jacks [=AbarenOh's=] drill arm.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Dr. Nakadai Mikoto[=/AbareKiller=], Mahoro[=/Jeanne=], and (arguably) Yatsudenwani.]]
* HeroStoleMyBike: episode 35, Ranru jacks up to three vehicles in succession.
* HotBlooded: "Abare Mode" ''encourages'' hot-bloodedness, since rage equals ass-kicking in this form.
** And let's not forget that [[JAMProject Masaaki Endoh]] did the theme song.
---> "Rampage! Rampage! Rampage even more! ''[[GratuitousEnglish Get up!]]''"
** "[[StuffBlowingUp Blast]]-Dinosaur Task Force [[HotBlooded Rampage]] Rangers"... It seems no further elaboration would be necessary.
* HotDad: Ryouga. Also, [[spoiler:Asuka.]]
* HotMom: [[spoiler:Mahoro.]]
* IdolSinger: Ranru trained as one before becoming a mechanic.
* InnBetweenTheWorlds: Ever since its creation, the Dinosaur Curry shop has been referenced in every annual teamup, serving as a place where members of the past and present teams meet each other. The thing's a landmark.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: If any one trope sums up Yukito's character, this is it.
* LiteralGenie: ep. 25's Trinoid.
* [[spoiler:LukeIAmYourFather]]: [[spoiler:Rije's father turned out to be Asuka.]]
* MeaningfulName: Ryouga, Yukito and Ranru's family names, "Hakua" (Cretaceous), "Sanjyo" (Triassic) and "Itsuki" (Jurassic[[hottip:*:''Jyura-ki''; "jyu" is a possible reading for the kanji "Itsuki"]]), are puns on names of the prehistoric periods where dinosaurs thrived in. Lampshaded in ''TokusouSentaiDekaranger vs. Abaranger''.
** There's also Mikela, the painter, named after Michelangelo, and Voffa, the composer, whose name derives from ''Wolf''gang Amadeus Mozart.
* MediumAwareness: in episode 14, Ranru meets Ryuunosuke's old friend, who relates a story from their childhood in the form of a sepia toned flashback ''that they can actually see.''
--> "So which one is Ryuunosuke?"
--> "Sshh, pay attention!"
* MissedTheCall: Mikoto misses the distribution of [[TransformationTrinket Tranfsormation Trinkets]]. He finds [[SealedEvilInACan Sealed Evil In An]] [[EggMcGuffin Egg McGuffin]] while moping.
* MoodWhiplash
* [[spoiler:MoreThanMindControl: After breaking free from [=AbareKiller=]'s influence, Stego decides to stay with him anyway since this means a promotion from "auxiliary zord called out once-every-so-often" to "one half of a Megazord". Even Mikoto was surprised at the FaceHeelTurn]].
* MyNameIsNotDurwood: [=TopGaler=] has never addressed Mikoto by name, ever.
** He averts this trope during the CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming when he and [[spoiler:Mikoto end up dying together when the Dino Minder is about to explode...]]
* MythologyGag: The spamming of diamond motifs on the outfits is most certainly a callback to [[KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Zyuranger]].
* NamesTheSame: Actor-case. Mikoto/[=AbareKiller=] is played by Kotaro Tanaka, who is NOT the Kotaro Tanaka who played [[ChoujinSentaiJetman Ryuu Tendou]].
** [=AbareYellow=] [[NotToBeConfusedWith isn't named after but predated]] [[MemeticMutation Ran Ra]][[NicoNicoDouga n Ruu]].
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: [=AbareKiller=].
* {{Nephewism}}: Ryouga is biologically Mai's uncle and has been caring for her since her parents were killed.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Actually ''justified in-universe'', with WrenchWench Ranru making random modifications to the Dino Braces (explaining the out-of-nowhere 'Abare Beam' in the [[NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger Hurricaneger]] teamup) and adding stuff to the Bakuryu (Kera slaps a bug on the ep. 25 Trinoid, which tricks it into attacking a holographic building).
* NonActionGuy: Brachio is a Non Action ''Mecha''. In SuperSentai, nonetheless.
* TheOneThatGotAway: Yukito's FirstLove was forced to move away after his father broke up their relationship.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: All the Bakuryu have nicknames, to be addressed easily, except for [=TopGaler=].
** Mikoto does call him "Toppu" in TheMovie.
* OverlyLongName: All Trinoids, see PunnyName below. Mikela turns out to have one in ep. 22.
* OvernightAgeUp: [[spoiler:Happens to Lije full-circle; from baby to 11 to 20 then back to 11 and to baby again.]]
* PaletteSwap: the first three Bakuryuu go through this when they are brought under control.
* PapaWolf: Ryoga.
** Tyra also revealed in episode 3 that he had a child, all the while teaching Ryoga a parental aesop.
* PowerWalk: in the final scene from the opening.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Ryoga has a moment in the Abaranger vs. [[TokusouSentaiDekaranger Dekaranger]] special:
-->I'm! I'M! A FATHER! I CAN'T BE KILLED HERE!!!!!
* PunnyName: Each Trinoid comes from three concepts: a plant, an animal and a man-made appliance, not necessarily in that order. Naturally, their names are punny {{portmanteau}}x of all three. For the pun to work, however, each concept's last syllable(s) must be the same as the next concept's first syllable(s).
** For example, the first Trinoid to appear in the series is created from "''Bakudan''/Bomb", "Dandelion" and "Lion". Its name? Bakudandelion.
** Taken to its logical extreme with the Hexanoid's six-piece name: Hanabi[[hottip:*:fireworks]] + Bi[[hottip:*:bee]] + Bikini + Nikibi[[hottip:*:pimple]] + Binasu[[hottip:*:Venus]] + Nasu[[hottip:*:eggplant]] = [[OverlyLongName Hanabikinikibinasu]].
* PutOnABus: Happens to Emiri and Ryuunosuke sometime before episode 13, [[spoiler:when the Rangers get hurled into the past and meet their Identical Strangers.]]
* RecycledPremise: The plot of the show is oddly reminiscent of the plot of the ''SuperMarioBros'' movie. This means Asuka is ''Princess Daisy.''
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: [=AbareKiller=], and in a way, [=TopGaler=].]]
* RefusedByTheCall: Emiri and Sugishita weren't able to handle the transformation, so they chose to stay in the sidelines anyway.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Rije is actually Asuka's daughter. Dezumozorya just implanted his DNA in to her.]]
* RubberForeheadAliens: All Ryujin have four claws over their cheekbones.
* [[spoiler:[[SealedEvilInACan Sealed Evil In A Man]]]]: [[spoiler: Half of the Evolien's [[EldritchAbomination God]] is sealed away inside Mikoto Nakadai, which triggers his VillainousBreakdown]].
* ShonenUpgrade / MidSeasonUpgrade: [[spoiler:[=AbareMax=] and Bakuryu Styracosaurus / [=MaxOhja=]]].
* ShoutOut: Brachio, every time he appears on the battlefield, does so with a different line. Best part? Virtually all of them are lyrics from Toku songs. [[http://www.geocities.co.jp/Hollywood-Theater/5032/abare_brakio.html See here]].
** For those unable to read Japanese, Brachio's referenced songs from ''SpaceSheriffSharivan'', ''JAKQDengekitai'', ''BattleFeverJ'', ''BishoujoKamenPoitrine'', ''DenshiSentaiDenziman'', ''JikuuSenshiSpielban'', ''TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan'', ''KagakuSentaiDynaman'', ''SpaceSheriffShaider'', ''KaiketsuZubat'', ''DaiSentaiGoggleFive'', ''DengekiSentaiChangeman'', ''YuugenJikkouSistersShushutorian'', ''RescueSentaiGoGoFive'', ''SpaceSheriffGavan'', ''KamenRiderSkyrider'', ''TokusouRoboJanperson'', ''SeiunKamenMachineman'', ''{{Kikaider}}'', ''KamenRiderFaiz'', ''Abaranger'' itself, ''GekisouSentaiCarranger'', ''KamenRiderKuuga'', ''CaptainUltra'', ''KamenRiderX'', ''NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger'' (in the CrossOver with that show), and ''TokusouSentaiDekaranger'' (again, in the CrossOver with that show).
** Ranru using different disguises to get past the ep. 35 [=MotW=] is straight out of ScoobyDoo.
** The closing sequence mimics the Beatles' iconic "Abbey Road" cover, which makes it into the [=EDs=] of the movies.
* SpecialEditionTitle: In #30, three Trinoids are revived as ''Jamei Sentai Evoranger'' and even get for a few seconds a special version of the opening theme before Abare Killer stops it abruptly.
* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler: Asuka and Mahoro aka Jannu. They got better temporarily. After that, they enter a DatingCatwoman scenario. But things turned HappilyEverAfter for them.]]
** [[spoiler:In lesser degree Rije/Rijewel and Mikoto/Abarekiller]].
* SuperPowerLottery: Mikoto's Zero Suit will eventually explode. In the meantime, he's powerful enough to take on the entire team at once and go toe-to-toe with [=AbareMax=].
* SuperSpeed: One of [=AbareKiller=]'s ''many'' abilities.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: [[spoiler:In the final episode, the Abarangers have a reunion some time after defeating the Evoliens. Asuka and Mahoro (now back on Dino Earth) cannot be there, nor can Mikoto (dead) and Rijewel (de-aged ''past Rije'' into an infant, back on Dino Earth), so all five (counting Rije/Rijewel as two separate characters) are replaced by identical-looking customers who just happen to wander into Dino Curry at the right moment.]]
* TakeThat: the CaptainErsatz {{Ultraman}} in episode 8.
* [[ThatManIsDead That Woman Is Dead]]: [[spoiler: Jannu is formerly Asuka's lover Mahoro. She discarded her name and became the Destruction Messenger Jannu, fixated on killing Asuka for betraying her.]]
* TheseHandsHaveKilled: episode 30, when we learn that [[spoiler:Asuka was not only the first to become Geildon, but killed scores of fellow Ryujin.]]
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Let's just say that Mai-chan got along well with the Bakuryu ''awfully'' fast. Case in point: Tyra is the one who attacked the building she and Ryoga are living in, and at the end of the other next episode, she's cheerfully riding on Tyra's head.
* UnwinnableTrainingSimulation: episode 30.
* VerbalTic: ''Every''. ''Single''. Bakuryu. Except Styracosaurus, Carnoryutus, and Chasmoshieldon.
* WantingIsBetterThanHaving: Dr. Nakadai was naturally good at anything he tried, [[spoiler: due to being the host for half of the series' main villain]], and spent most of his life bored out of his skull from the lack of challenge. When he found the dangerous prototype TransformationTrinket, he became a supervillain rather than a good guy because it was more fun, and learning that [[spoiler:the device will eventually explode]] only made it more exciting.
* XMeetsY: ''TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan'' meets ''KyouryuuSentaiZyuranger''.
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* FiveManBand: The team solidifies with the addition of Asuka and Mikoto. There are three [[TheSmartGuy Smart Guys]]. [[hottip:*:Yukito the chiropractor, Ranru the mechanic, and Mikoto the medical doctor.]]

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* FiveManBand: The team solidifies with the addition of Asuka and Mikoto. There are three [[TheSmartGuy Smart Guys]].{{Smart Guy}}s. [[hottip:*:Yukito the chiropractor, Ranru the mechanic, and Mikoto the medical doctor.]]
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* FiveManBand: The team solidifies with the addition of Asuka and Mikoto. There are three [[TheSmartGuy Smart Guys]].[[hottip:*:Yukito the chiropractor, Ranru the mechanic, and Mikoto the medical doctor.]]
** TheHero: Ryouga

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* FiveManBand: The team solidifies with the addition of Asuka and Mikoto. There are three [[TheSmartGuy Smart Guys]]. [[hottip:*:Yukito the chiropractor, Ranru the mechanic, and Mikoto the medical doctor.]]
** TheHero: TheLeader: Ryouga
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** Mikoto is a [[EnsembleDarkhorse fan-favorite]] evil SixthRanger who pilots a [[DinosaursAreDragons dragon]] mech. He later [[HeelFaceTurn turns good]], but [[RedemptionEqualsDeath didn't live long enough]]. Hm...are we talking about [[KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Burai]] here?

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** Mikoto is a [[EnsembleDarkhorse fan-favorite]] evil SixthRanger who wields a dagger as a WeaponOfChoice and pilots a [[DinosaursAreDragons dragon]] mech. He later [[HeelFaceTurn turns good]], but [[RedemptionEqualsDeath didn't live long enough]]. Hm...are we talking about [[KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Burai]] here?
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** Mikoto is a [[EnsembleDarkhorse fan-favorite]] evil SixthRanger who pilots a [[DinosaursAreDragons dragon]] mech. He later [[HeelFaceTurn turns good]], but [[RedemptionEqualsDeath didn't live long enough]]. Hm...are we talking about [[KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Burai]] here?
27th Apr '13 2:15:09 AM SeptimusHeap
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* [[spoiler:GrandTheftPrototype: [=AbareKiller=] forces Stego into combining with [=TopGaler=] to form [=KillerOh=]. Later on he temporarily kidnaps every non-main Bakuryu and uses them against their own will.]]



* [[spoiler:GundamJack: [=AbareKiller=] forces Stego into combining with [=TopGaler=] to form [=KillerOh=]. Later on he temporarily kidnaps every non-main Bakuryu and uses them against their own will.]]
18th Apr '13 4:18:50 PM Austin
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* RecycledPremise: The plot of the show is oddly reminiscent of the plot of the ''SuperMarioBros'' movie. This means Asuka is ''Princess Daisy.''
28th Mar '13 5:09:58 AM Redkun
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All is well in Dino Earth until the awakening of the evil Evolien and their god, Dezumozorlya. Dino Earth soon falls to the Evolian, and a lone Ryujin warrior called Asuka flees through an interdimensional portal to Another Earth. There he seeks human allies with the ability to harness a powerful inner energy called "Dinoguts", and fight against the invading Evolien before they conquer Another Earth as well.

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All is well in Dino Earth until the awakening of the evil Evolien and their god, Dezumozorlya. Dino Earth soon falls to the Evolian, Evolien, and a lone Ryujin warrior called Asuka flees through an interdimensional portal to Another Earth. There he seeks human allies with the ability to harness a powerful inner energy called "Dinoguts", and fight against the invading Evolien before they conquer Another Earth as well.
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* Jeanne: The "Messenger of Destruction". A fierce swordswoman and DarkActionGirl who bears the appearance of Asuka's lost love, Mahoro.

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* Jeanne: The "Messenger of Destruction". A fierce swordswoman and DarkActionGirl who [[IdenticalStranger bears the appearance of Asuka's lost love, Mahoro.Mahoro]].
15th Mar '13 8:56:32 AM Redkun
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All is well in Dino Earth until the awakening of the evil Evolian and their god, Dezumozorlya. Dino Earth soon falls to the Evolian, and a lone Ryujin warrior called Asuka flees through an interdimensional portal to Another Earth. There he seeks human allies with the ability to harness a powerful inner energy called "Dinoguts", and fight against the invading Evolian before they conquer Another Earth as well.

He soon finds three: Ryouga Hakua, a young father with boundless optimism; Yukito Sanjyo, a [[GrumpyBear cold and cynical]] chiropractor; and Ranru Itsuki, a keen [[WrenchWench tomboy mechanic]]. Together they gain the partnership and power of three Bakuryu, and fight against the Evolian as the Bakuryu Sentai Abaranger.

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All is well in Dino Earth until the awakening of the evil Evolian Evolien and their god, Dezumozorlya. Dino Earth soon falls to the Evolian, and a lone Ryujin warrior called Asuka flees through an interdimensional portal to Another Earth. There he seeks human allies with the ability to harness a powerful inner energy called "Dinoguts", and fight against the invading Evolian Evolien before they conquer Another Earth as well.

He soon finds three: Ryouga Hakua, a young father with boundless optimism; Yukito Sanjyo, a [[GrumpyBear cold and cynical]] chiropractor; and Ranru Itsuki, a keen [[WrenchWench tomboy mechanic]]. Together they gain the partnership and power of three Bakuryu, and fight against the Evolian Evolien as the Bakuryu Sentai Abaranger.



* Ryōga Hakua / '''[[color:red:[=AbaRed=]]]''': An environmental protection investigator from the US. An easygoing NiceGuy.
* Yukito Sanjyo / '''[[color:blue:[=AbareBlue=]]]''': A charismatic chiropractor with legendary skills. Stands too far in TheStoic territory.
* Ranru Itsuki / '''[[color:gold:[=AbareYellow=]]]''': A genuine WrenchWench... with formal idol training.
* Asuka / '''[=AbareBlack=]''': A denizen of [[AnotherDimension Dino Earth]]. [[MrExposition Mr. Exposition]], ButtMonkey and embodies DumbIsGood, although it could partly be his unfamiliarity with everything in Another Earth.
* Dr. Mikoto Nakadai / '''[[color:silver:[=AbareKiller=]]]''': A DeadlyDoctor who's bored out of his wits until he saw the Evoliens invading Earth, but was disappointed that the Bakuryu are used for good. [[ChaoticEvil Guess what happens when he got his hands on his own Bakuryu]]...

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* Ryōga Hakua / '''[[color:red:[=AbaRed=]]]''': [=AbaRed=]: An environmental protection investigator from the US. An easygoing NiceGuy.
* Yukito Sanjyo / '''[[color:blue:[=AbareBlue=]]]''': [=AbareBlue=]: A charismatic [[TheStoic cold-hearted]] chiropractor with legendary skills. Stands too far in TheStoic territory.
skills.
* Ranru Itsuki / '''[[color:gold:[=AbareYellow=]]]''': A genuine WrenchWench... with formal idol training.
[=AbareYellow=]: An enthusiastic WrenchWench.
* Asuka / '''[=AbareBlack=]''': A denizen [=AbareBlack=]: The last survivor of [[AnotherDimension Dino Earth]]. [[MrExposition Mr. Exposition]], ButtMonkey Earth, and embodies DumbIsGood, although it could partly a brave warrior. Tends to be his unfamiliarity with everything a fish out of water in Another Earth.
* Dr. Mikoto Nakadai / '''[[color:silver:[=AbareKiller=]]]''': [=AbareKiller=]: A DeadlyDoctor who's bored out of who captures the SuperPrototype Dino Minder TransformationTrinket and decides to use its power to alleviate his wits until he saw crippling boredom with the Evoliens invading Earth, but was disappointed that the Bakuryu are used for good. [[ChaoticEvil Guess what happens when he got his hands on his own Bakuryu]]...
world.



* [[spoiler:Dezumozorya]]: The BigBad; Evoliens' God.
* Rije: Apostle of Dawn, and later, [[spoiler:Queen of the Empire]]. Finally revealed to be [[spoiler:Asuka and Mahoro's daughter]].
* Jannu: DarkActionGirl and [[spoiler:brainwashed]] later revealed to be [[spoiler:Mahoro]].
* Mikela: The [[ArtInitiatesLife painter-themed]] [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monster-Of-The-Week]] maker, from combination of a plant, an animal and a man-made appliance.
* Voffa: Also a [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monster-Of-The-Week]] maker, but with a musician-theme. He creates giant monsters directly, named after classical music pieces.
* Geildon: Not a character per se, but [[LegacyCharacter the assumed identity of its wearer]]. A cursed ammonite-themed armor that can turn its wearer into a [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal mindless murdering machine]], it's passed on to whoever defeats or kills its current user. Originally worn by [[spoiler:Asuka's TrueCompanions and Mahoro's brother Mizuho]], it's usually in possession of Jannu.

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* [[spoiler:Dezumozorya]]: Dezumozorya: The BigBad; Evoliens' God.
god of the Evoliens, currently incarnated as a WorldTree.
* Rije: Apostle The "Apostle of Dawn, Dawn" [[TheAntichrist who acts as the vessel for Dezumonorya's consciousness]], and later, [[spoiler:Queen of is responsible for sending the Empire]]. Finally revealed MonstersOfTheWeek to be [[spoiler:Asuka Another Earth.
* Jeanne: The "Messenger of Destruction". A fierce swordswoman
and Mahoro's daughter]].
* Jannu:
DarkActionGirl and [[spoiler:brainwashed]] later revealed to be [[spoiler:Mahoro]].
who bears the appearance of Asuka's lost love, Mahoro.
* Mikela: The [[ArtInitiatesLife painter-themed]] [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monster-Of-The-Week]] maker, from combination "Messenger of a plant, an animal and a man-made appliance.
* Voffa: Also a [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monster-Of-The-Week]] maker, but with a musician-theme. He
Creation", who creates giant MonstersOfTheWeek with magical paint. Because he uses three colours in his paintings, his monsters directly, named after classical music pieces.
* Geildon: Not a character per se, but [[LegacyCharacter the assumed identity
are mishmashes of its wearer]]. A cursed ammonite-themed armor that can turn its wearer into three elements: a [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal mindless murdering machine]], it's passed on to whoever defeats or kills its current user. Originally worn by [[spoiler:Asuka's TrueCompanions creature, a plant/herb and Mahoro's brother Mizuho]], it's usually in possession of Jannu.a machine.
* Voffa: The "Messenger of Infinity", who creates MonstersOfTheWeek by composing music. His monsters are always [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever humongous to start]].
* Geilton: The "[[BlackKnight Messenger of Darkness]]". The [[LegacyCharacter assumed identity]] of whoever wears the [[ArtifactOfDoom Cursed Armour]], which grants its wearer tremendous power but at the risk of [[BrainwashedAndCrazy turning them into a mindless machine of destruction]]. It is [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt inherited by whoever defeats the previous owner]].



Adapted as ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'' which gave a nod to the original sentai in one of their episodes.

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Adapted as ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'' which gave a nod to the original sentai show in one of their episodes.
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