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''Wherever there is life, there is a roar of justice!''

''Hyakujū Sentai Gaoranger'' ("Hundred Beasts Squadron Roaranger" [[note]]''gao'' is the Japanese word for roar.[[/note]]) is the twenty-fifth installment in the ''SuperSentai'', airing from 2001 to 2002.

A thousand years ago the evil Org spirits were fought by warriors backed by the Power Animals, but in the modern day Orgs begin to show up again. From the Animarium in the sky, the Power Animals choose five new warriors to fight them, and they're mentored by Animarium caretaker Tetomu and joined by one of the original warriors who was frozen in time.

Refer to ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'' for the Westernized version.
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!!The [=GaoRangers=]:
* Kakeru Shishi / '''[[color:red:Gao Red]]''': TheLeader, RookieRedRanger, and the new leader. He's a FriendToAllLivingThings given that he's a Veterinarian.
* Gaku Washio / '''[[color:gold:Gao Yellow]]''': TheLancer and second-in-command. He LOVES speaking in GratuitousEnglish.
* Kai Samezu / '''[[color:blue:Gao Blue]]''': The KidAppealCharacter, something of a {{Jerkass}}.
* Sōtarō Ushigome / '''Gao Black''': TheBigGuy. A retired Sumo wrestler, he is a GentleGiant by nature... [[BewareTheNiceOnes just don't get on his nerves and hurt his friends or innocent people]]. Also, just like Red, he's a FriendToAllLivingThings.
* Sae Taiga / '''[[color:silver:Gao White]]''': TheChick. She's [[TheSmartGuy basically level headed]], but have a tendency to [[BrattyTeenageDaughter throw tantrums]] because she claims that no one takes her seriously because she's the [[JustAKid youngest member]] and the [[TheSmurfettePrinciple only girl in the group]].
* Shirogane / Tsukumaro Oogami / '''[[color:gray:Gao Silver]]''': The TallDarkAndSnarky SixthRanger. [[IWorkAlone Loves to work on his own.]]

!!The Ogre Tribe, Orgs:
* Org Master, a stone idol worshipped by the lesser Orgs. [[spoiler:Revealed later on to be just that.]]
* Duke Org Yabaiba. KnifeNut, TheDragon(sort of) and TheBrute. One of two surviving Orgs from the last conflict, lying in wait for the Orgs' return.
* Duke Org Tsuetsue. The DarkChick and [[EvilSorcerer Sorceress]]. Carries [[MakeMyMonsterGrow the Phlebotinium Launcher that turns the Orgs into giants]].
* High Duke Org Shuten. AxeCrazy. Acted in place of the BigBad [[DiscOneFinalBoss for the first 14 eps]].
* High Duke Org Ura. FlamboyantGay. Introduced in the arc where Loki returns, then killed off by Gao Silver.
* High Duke Org Rasetsu. ExtremeOmnivore, BadBoss. Introduced in the story arc where Gao God rejoins the heroes.
* Duke Org Loki: The SixthRanger [[spoiler:in the literal sense, until he is separated bodily from Tsukimaro.]]
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!!Recurring SuperSentai tropes

* AllYourPowersCombined: The [[{{BFS}} HajaHyakujuuken]] [[note]] ''Evil Crushing Hundred Beast Sword''[[/note]]. Notably the first melee weapon for a Team Finisher.
** Near the end of the show all the Org leaders are merged into one super Org. There's also a MonsterOfTheWeek formed from a bunch of stolen Power Animals.
* BishounenLine: [[spoiler: Senki, the most powerful and the most humanoid of the Highness Orgs.]]
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Gao Access! Summon, spirit of the Earth!"
* CallingYourAttacks
* CombinationAttack
* CoolBike: Gao Silver's Wolf Roader
* {{Crossover}}: ''Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai''. In lieu of the traditional crossover with the [[MiraiSentaiTimeranger previous team]], this one involves a DreamTeam consisting of various rangers from assorted teams, particularly [[JAKQDengekitai Soukichi Banba/Big One]], [[ChoujuuSentaiLiveman Yuusuke Amamiya/Red Falcon]], [[DenjiSentaiMegaranger Miku Imamura/Mega Pink]], [[SeijuuSentaiGingaman Gouki/Ginga Blue]] and [[RescueSentaiGoGoFive Daimon Tatsumi/Go Yellow]]. All the other former red warriors also appear in the movie, albeit [[FakeShemp in costume only]].
* CustomUniform: The first full-blown example
* FinishingMove
* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Kakeru
** TheLancer: Gaku
** KidAppealCharacter: Kai
** TheBigGuy: Sōtarō
** [[TheSmartGuy The Smart]] [[TheChick Chick]]: Sae
** SixthRanger: Shirogane
* HomeBase: Gao's Rock, a flying [[TurtlePower turtle-like]] edifice that transports the Gaorangers. Also has a conduit to Sky Island as well as a sacred spring that, among other functions, [[RegularCaller detects the presence of an Org]] by bubbling.
* HumongousMecha: The first SuperSentai to feature extensive use of upgrades. In fact, it was the first to introduce multiple peripheral mecha, imply their compatibility out of the default formations and put the potential to good use. SuperSentai used this concept on and off for several years, before adopting it consistently with ''GoGoSentaiBoukenger''.
** AMechByAnyOtherName: The [[AnimalMecha Power Animals]] and the later God Power Animals that form Gao God.
** CombiningMecha
*** Gao Lion + Gao Eagle + Gao Bison + Gao Shark + Gao Tiger = Gao King
*** Gao Gorilla + Gao Eagle + Gao Bison + Gao Polar + Gao Bear = Gao Muscle
*** Gao Falcon + Gao Madillo + Gao Rhinos + Gao Deer + Gao Giraffe = Gao Icarus
*** Gao Falcon + Gao Lion + Gao Shark + Gao Tiger + Gao Elephant = Gao Centaurus
*** Gao Wolf + Gao Hammerhead + Gao Ligator = Gao Hunter
*** Gao Kong + Gao Eagle + Gao Bison + Gao Shark + Gao Tiger = Gao Knight
*** Gao Leon + Gao Condor + Gao Swordshark + Gao Jaguar + Gao Buffalo = Gao God
** MechaExpansionPack: The other Power Animals served as upgrades to the Gao King by replacing the Gao Shark and Tiger (which formed the right and left arms respectively) or the Gao Bison (which formed the waist and legs). The Shark and Tiger also served as alternate parts for the Gao Muscle and Gao Icarus (along with the Bison for the latter). Since the Power Animals were interchangable, there were combined forms that were never used on the show or never had official names.
*** Gao King + Gao Elephant = Gao King with Sword & Shield
*** Gao King - Gao Shark + Gao Giraffe = Gao King Spear
*** Gao King - Gao Tiger + Gao Deer = Gao King Cross Horn
*** Gao King - Gao Shark - Gao Tiger + Gao Polar + Gao Bear = Gao King Double Knuckles
*** Gao King - Gao Bison + Gao Madillo + Gao Rhinos = Gao King Striker
*** Gao Muscle - Gao Bison + Gao Madillo + Gao Rhinos = Gao Muscle Striker
*** Other Power Animals includes the Soul Bird (which serves as a power-up to any of the robots) and the rare Gao Panda (which never appeared on the show and was only available as a giveaway along with a bonus CD offered by ''Terebi-kun'' magazine in Japan). There was also a blue version of the Gao Ligator and a black version of the Gao Elephant, as well as several Power Animals that were never made into toys.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Episodes are called "Quests".
* InTheNameOfTheMoon
-->'''[[color:red:Red]]:''' The Blazing Lion, Gao Red!\\
'''[[color:gold:Yellow]]:''' The Noble Eagle, Gao Yellow!\\
'''[[color:blue:Blue]]:''' The Surging Shark, Gao Blue!\\
'''Black:''' The Iron Bison, Gao Black!\\
'''[[color:silver:White]]:''' The Belle Tiger, Gao White!\\
'''[[color:gray:Silver]]:''' The Sparking Wolf, Gao Silver!\\
'''[[color:red:Red]]:''' Where there is life, there is a roar of justice! Hyakujuu Sentai!\\
'''All:''' Gaoranger!
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: Red's weapon is able to transform into a different one.
** He later gets the Falcon Summoner, but only because the others did the work for him.
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: Tsuetsue's specialty.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Orgs.
* {{Mook}}s : The Orgettes.
* TheMovie: ''Gaoranger: Hi no Yama, Hoeru'' ("The Volcano Howls"), the first Super Sentai theatrical featurette since the ''Ohranger'' movie (the ''Gogo-V'' movie with Zeek was a straight-to-video release).
* OnTheNextEpisodeOfCatchPhrase: Surprisingly averted.
* OurCentaursAreDifferent: Gao Centaurus
* StrictlyFormula: To wit:
** The first MechaExpansionPack appears in Episode 5.
** Episode 10 features the debut of [=GaoMuscle=].
** Played with in Episode 17 is the middle of the Loki arc. He doesn't become [=GaoSilver=] until Episode 24.
** The Gaorangers are BroughtDownToNormal a grand total of ''three'' times: First in Episode 14 where Freezer Org's freeze attack froze the G-Phones and the Gao Jewels. Then in Episode 44 where Rasetsu activates the bug he had planted in [=GaoRed's=] phone. Then there's the penultimate episode.
** Then there's the Wedding Dress Org who attacks brides and other women, forcing [=GaoBlack=] to impersonate as a bride.
** Clock Org also seemingly sends four of the Gaorangers to Edo-era Tokyo. It was merely an illusion, however.
** The friendly MonsterOfTheWeek for this series was Charcoal Grill Org, whom the Gaorangers were forced to MercyKill. [[spoiler: It seemed it wasn't a true death though, as he's shown serving food to Futaro at the end of the episode.]]
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: After three straight pinks, the lone girl gets to wear another color this time, making her the fourth female white ranger.
* SupervillainLair: The Matrix.
* ThemeMusicPowerUp
* TransformationTrinket: The G-Phone and Shirogane's G-Brace Phone. [[note]] Notable for being the first series to have cell phone {{Transformation Trinket}}s for the main team.[[/note]]
* WeaponOfChoice:
** KnifeNut: The [=JuuOhKen=]. [[note]] ''Beast King Sword''[[/note]]
** Red: [[BifurcatedWeapon Lion Fang]] [[note]]Splits from a [[PowerFist lion head-shaped fist]] into [[WolverineClaws two fangs]].[[/note]], which can [[MorphWeapon transform]] into the [[{{BFG}} Gao Mane]] [[GatlingGood Buster]]. Red later gains the [[spoiler:[[MorphWeapon Falcon]] [[TheStraightAndArrowPath Summ]][[TheGunslinger oner]]]].
** Yellow: [[CoolSword Eagle Sword]] and [[FeatherFlechettes Feather Cutters]].
** Blue: [[BladeBelowTheShoulder Shark]] [[DualTonfas Cutters]]
** Black: [[AnAxeToGrind Bison Axe]]
** White: [[SimpleStaff Tiger Baton]]
** Silver: [[SwissArmyWeapon Gao Hustler Rod]] [[note]][[RoyalRapier Sabre]], [[RayGun Sniper]], and [[ImprobableWeaponUser Break]] modes.[[/note]]

!!Tropes specific to HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger:
* ActorAllusion: HidekatsuShibata once more voices the male half of a villain with male and female nature.
* AirplaneArms
* AlienBlood: Orgs tend to bleed green--the fact that Rouki bleeds red is a hint as to his true nature.
* AllThereInTheManual: The ''Super Sentai Art Collection: Sentai Robo Edition'' illustration book includes a list of all the Power Animals that appeared in the show, including [[TheMovie movie-only]] Gao Kong, audio drama-only Gao Panda, the animals that had cameos in the finale, and lots of unused picks, some of which were also illustrated and associated to formations.
* AnimalMecha: In spades, and one of the instances where it's crucial to the plot.
* TheAtoner: Silver, once he's freed from the thousand-year evil.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Blue is killed in episode 30; Black, Yellow, and White follow suit in episode 31. They don't stay dead for long; after a short quest in the afterlife, they come back by the end of the episode thanks to a literal DeusExMachina.]]
** [[spoiler:Tsuetsue and the three High Dukes also get revived in episode 47.]]
* BadGuysPlayPool: Silver is often seen playing in the bar he hangs out at. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as [[ImprobableWeaponUser his weapon includes a pool cue configuration]].
* BerserkButton: Whenever somebody calls Tsuetsue ObaSan.
* BodyHorror: the three High Dukes are [[EyesDoNotBelongThere especially]] guilty of this.
* BreakOutTheMuseumPiece: In the finale, after the Gaorangers are BroughtDownToNormal, they bring out their last weapon against [[spoiler: Senki]]: an old sword dating to the Heian era. Needless to say, it doesn't work.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: In the beginning of episode 15, Red starts taking off his pants and everyone tries to stop him. Black then turns to the screen and puts his hand over it saying, "Don't look!"
* CatchPhrase: "''[[GratuitousEnglish Nebaa]] [[HeroicSpirit Gibaapu!]]''"[[note]] "Never give up!"[[/note]]
** Yabaiba has... "''Yabaiba!''", meaning "[[OhCrap This is bad!]]" while also a direct pun on his name.
** [=TsueTsue=]'s "[[MakeMyMonsterGrow Oni in, luck out!]]".[[note]] "Oni wa uchi, fuku wa soto!" This one is a pun on a traditional Japanese saying which is recited during New Year's time to attract good fortune, which is the exact reverse of Tsutsue's quote: "Oni wa soto, fuku wa uchi!" (Oni out, luck in!)[[/note]]
* ChromaticArrangement: The three High Dukes have colors corresponding to the RGB scheme: Shuten is red, Ura is green, and Rasetsu is blue.
* ClimbSlipHangClimb: Happens to Gao Black in episode 4.
* ClipShow[=/=]BreatherEpisode: Episode 45. Features, apart from the Gaorangers (and Yabaiba) reminiscing about the series so far, [=GaoKing=] ''dancing'' and the episode ending with everyone in a hot spring.
** ''Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai'', while including plenty of new action scenes, doubles as a clip show for the entire franchise, as the veteran rangers tell the Gaorangers about Super Sentai history.
* CodeName: In a strange departure from previous series, the Gaorangers refer to each other by color and have no knowledge of their comrades' true names, and so the audience only learns of them by the last episode (though the names are shown in the opening and a few moments throughout the series). Even Gao Silver's apparently real name turns out to be either a nickname or a codename.
** Their names are occasionally given in the show itself, but only on a few occasions prior to the finale.
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:The Gaorangers' battles with Rouki. When he brings out Gao Hunter you can generally be sure that some Power Animals are going to be taken.]]
* DinosaursAreDragons: The episode with Clock Org showed us what appeared to be a fire-breathing t-rex.
* DisguisedInDrag: Henshin, what henshin? All Black needs to wear to kick ass is a wedding dress.
* {{Fanservice}}: Tsuetsue "accidentally" reveals her leg in Gaoranger vs Super Sentai.
* FloatingContinent
* FridgeBrilliance: The forms of the three Highness Orgs. Shuten is covered in eyes, Ura is a giant nose and pair of ears, and Rasetsu is covered in mouths: between them, they're all the main features of a face. [[spoiler: Further, their final combined form Senki is the only Highness to have an [[BishounenLine almost human face]], as well as all three of the aforementioned facial features on his armour.]]
* GoldfishPoopGang: Tsuetsue and Yabaiba after the first act.
* {{Golem}}: The Power Animals are more like this than actual mecha. They're spirit animals who inhabit material aspects created from the Earth itself. Their robot-like appearance is due to using metal ore deposits to make their skins.
* GratuitousEnglish: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6Q-BfxLtVU As seen here.]]
-->'''Yellow:''' Jesus.
** Blue and Black have their own GratuitousEnglish: "Never give up!"
** Even Red gets in on it. "Open the vulcan!"
** The entire team's henshin call: "''Samon! Supiritsu obu ji aasu!''"
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:When Silver first showed up, he was possessed by the demon Loki and became a good guy after the other Gaorangers beat him. His mecha, the Gao Hunter, also does a literal heel face turn, as his face changed from an "Evil Mode" to a "Justice Mode".]]
** Part of Charcoal Grill Org's backstory. When he saw that humans enjoyed his cooking, he took on human form and then lived to enjoy human's delight.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Gao God is [[DragonBallGT Master Roshi]] and [[HimitsuSentaiGoranger Sun Mask]]
** Similarly, Shuten is TetsuInada, in his first major role in a SuperSentai series.
** Rasetsu's lower mouth is voiced by [[KamenRiderStronger General Shadow]] and [[MazingerZ Baron Ashura's]] [[HidekatsuShibata male voice.]]
* ILetYouWin: Ura pulls one in the Rangers by [[spoiler:letting them win against Orgs powered by the thousand-year evil spirit, then using its matured power to power himself up.]]
* IfItSwimsItFlies: Gaoshark, and it's various modifications, fits this perfectly.
** Forget the mecha, GAOBLUE can fly on occasion.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Almost all the Orgs. Rasetsu has [[ExtremeOmnivore a giant fork and spoon]] for chrissakes.
* InnocuouslyImportantEpisode: Well, more of an Innocuously Important Scene. [[spoiler: Rasetsu smelling Tetom's cooking and being distractedd by it doesn't just let the Gaorangers destroy the Monsters of the Week. Rasetsu's craving for it is ultimately responsible for Senki's creation.]]
* KingOfBeasts
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Red suffers from this in episode 8. He doesn't forget everything, just his time as a Gaoranger.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: vs. Super Sentai spoils a bit of ''ChoujuuSentaiLiveman''. [[spoiler: Yuusuke is mourning not just for his friends who died in the pilot, but ALSO Kemp and Mazenda, not only spoiling their deaths, but also that Obular survived.]]
* MeaningfulName: The Gaorangers' civilian names all contain the names of their animal.
* MegaNeko: While all the feline Power Animals count, this trope goes solely to the Super [=GaoLion=], bigger than most of the combined mecha.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: Not only do the Gaorangers get new Power Animals as the series progresses, [[spoiler:Yabaiba and Tsuetsue also get upgrades of their own... for a while at least]].
* {{Miko}}: Tetomu. [[spoiler: Tsuetsue is promoted to this by the Highness Dukes near the end.]]
* MilestoneCelebration: To mark the series' 25th anniversary the Gaorangers join forces with a bunch of veteran Sentai members.
* Mons: There's a reason they're called ''Hyakujuu'' "[[note]] ''Hundred-Beast''[[/note]] Sentai. Several episodes revolve around receiving new Power Animals. And then it's revealed at the end that [[spoiler:There are literally 100 Power Animals, most of which were still dormant. This includes Gao Peafowl and Gao Wallaby, which are as awesome as they sound.]]
* MoodWhiplash: Pretty big-time. Episodes can typically begin rather light - then end up rather serious. Such as Quest 38, where Lion Tamer Org "tames" the Gaorangers and the Power Animals, showing off various combinations of the latter along the way; but ending with [[spoiler: Futaro showing his true powers, and that he isn't merely a child.]]
* MythologyGag: In the list of Power Animals above-mentioned, there were two sets intended to pay homage to earlier series: one set consisted of [[ChoujinSentaiJetman a hawk, a vulture, an owl, a swallow, and a swan]]; the other included [[NinjaSentaiKakuranger an ape, a frog, a wolf, a bear, and a crane]]. Amusingly, all of these teams have the same color configuration with Gaoranger (red, blue, yellow, black, and white).
** Then there's a ''{{Zyuranger}}'' nod, an elephant whose head becomes a shield for [=GaoKing=] (homage to Guardian Beast Zyumammoth's head being Daizyujin's shield) while the rest becomes a sword with which [=GaoKing=] performs a lightning-charged slash to finish the monster (homaging Daizyujin's Dinosaur Sword Godhorn and his Super Legendary Lightning Cut).
** [=GaoKing=] is a nod to {{Ohranger}} Robo. Avian forming back and head, leonine torso, bovine pelvis and legs, with blue and white mecha forming limbs. The main design difference is that [=GaoKing=] has the last two mecha as arms and the bovine mecha forms complete legs, whereas Ohranger Robo's leonine mecha is torso and arms, and the last two mecha are lower legs.
** Gao Red is a lion-themed hero who uses a PowerFist and a BFG, just as [[ChoujuuSentaiLiveman Yellow Lion]] was.
** A minor one: In the 3rd episode, one of the few victims of the week, who were dating, are named 'Gai' and 'Kaori' [[NamesTheSame after]] [[ChoujinSentaiJetman Black Condor and White Swan]] (those two were also dating at a time)
** In vs. Super Sentai, [[spoiler: Yuusuke is mourning not only for his two dead friends, but for Kemp and Mazenda, who died near the end of ''Liveman.'' In addition, Obular, who survived, doesn't have a grave. Doubles as a Late Arrival Spoiler.]]
* NotWhatItLooksLike: White chances upon Red's wallet in episode 8 and assume the girl in the picture is his girlfriend. [[spoiler:Turns out she's the ''wife'' of Red's boss when he was a veterinarian.]]
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Played for laughs between Yabaiba and Yellow.
* PaletteSwap: Many Power Animals are slightly modified recolors of others, most notably Gao God's components being retools of Gao King's components. Thanks to the stacked retools, Gao God avoids being a blatant example.
** There's also Gao Hunter's [[SuperMode Blue Moon mode]], which, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as you'd expect]], turns most of its non-silver coloration into a bright blue.
* PantheraAwesome: Usually, animal-themed Sentai have at least one large cat ranger in the mix. Here, we have two, Gao Red for a lion, Gao White for a tiger. Additionally, we have the Leon and Jaguar mecha for Gao God.
* PsychoRangers: Done in Quest 12 by an Org based on a photocopy machine. And later, a specialty of Duke Org Dorodoro - he made the Gaorangers fight their shadows, which they could not defeat without hurting themselves.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Also see link to GratuitousEnglish above.
* PunctuatedPounding: See link to GratuitousEnglish above.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: {{Lampshaded}} when White points out that Tsuetsue is the [[ObaSan oldest woman in the show.]]
** Played straight by Tetomu in episode 5.
* RecursiveImport: Korea had already dubbed Series/PowerRangersWildForce, the American adaptation, and is now dubbing Gaoranger itself as well.
* SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou: In the second EyeCatch, [=GaoRed=] fires the Gao Mane Buster.
* ShoutOut: In episode 30, Tsuetsue and Yabaiba do a ShoutOut to ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire''.
-->'''Tsuetsue:''' Well, which one?\\
'''Yabaiba:''' Hmm... no. 3!\\
'''Tsuetsue:''' Final answer?\\
'''Yabaiba:''' [[GratuitousEnglish Yes, final answer!]]\\
'''Tsuetsue:''' ......correct!\\
'''Yabaiba:''' I did it! Yes!
** Also included is a great white shark Power Animal named Gao Jaws and a reindeer named Gao [[RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer Rednose]]. And in TheMovie, there's a gorilla Power Animal named Gao [[Film/KingKong Kong]].
** Why else would a pool-cue weapon be named the Gao ''[[Film/TheHustler Hustler]]'' Rod?
** The list of all 100 Power Animals contains two very familiar groupings: [[ChoujinSentaiJetman Hawk, Condor, Owl, Swan, and Swallow]], and [[NinjaSentaiKakuranger Ape, Bear, Toad, Japanese Wolf and Crane]].
* TeamPet: Soul Bird fills this role before growing into a {{BFG}}.
* TurtlePower: Both the FloatingContinent and the Gao's Rock (a rare heroic version of the OminousFloatingCastle) are shaped like giant turtles.
* WhamEpisode: Episode 15. Just when the going seemed good for the heroes after Shuten's defeat, Ura appears and unseals the SealedEvilInACan Rouki, who [[CurbStompBattle wipes the floor with the Gaorangers]] in their first encounter.
** Episode 30. [[spoiler:Ura reveals his master plan and absorbs the thousand-year old evil spirit, killing all but two of the Rangers.]]
* WrittenSoundEffect: The ''[[WrittenRoar GAO!]]'' kanji pops up on screen numerous times. Other instances include the kanji for ''Slash!'' when the Haja Hyakujuuken is used.
** UnsoundEffect: Even more Kanji used during some fights("Separate Drowning!"), and each Gaoranger's title tends to appear on the screen as they do their role call.
* VillainDecay: After the first act, Tsuetsue and Yabaiba turn into comedic relief. [[TropesAreNotBad They're actually more entertaining like that]].
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: Pulled after Shuten's defeat, the Gaorangers prepare to return to their normal lives - right until Highness Duke Ura appears.
* BareHandedBladeBlock : against Loki, Gao Red attempted and succeeded to block his blade. With his feet.
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''Wherever there is life, there is a roar of justice!''

''Hyakujū Sentai Gaoranger'' ("Hundred Beasts Squadron Roaranger" [[note]]''gao'' is the Japanese word for roar.[[/note]]) is the twenty-fifth installment in the ''SuperSentai'', airing from 2001 to 2002.

A thousand years ago the evil Org spirits were fought by warriors backed by the Power Animals, but in the modern day Orgs begin to show up again. From the Animarium in the sky, the Power Animals choose five new warriors to fight them, and they're mentored by Animarium caretaker Tetomu and joined by one of the original warriors who was frozen in time.

Refer to ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'' for the Westernized version.
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!!The [=GaoRangers=]:
* Kakeru Shishi / '''[[color:red:Gao Red]]''': TheLeader, RookieRedRanger, and the new leader. He's a FriendToAllLivingThings given that he's a Veterinarian.
* Gaku Washio / '''[[color:gold:Gao Yellow]]''': TheLancer and second-in-command. He LOVES speaking in GratuitousEnglish.
* Kai Samezu / '''[[color:blue:Gao Blue]]''': The KidAppealCharacter, something of a {{Jerkass}}.
* Sōtarō Ushigome / '''Gao Black''': TheBigGuy. A retired Sumo wrestler, he is a GentleGiant by nature... [[BewareTheNiceOnes just don't get on his nerves and hurt his friends or innocent people]]. Also, just like Red, he's a FriendToAllLivingThings.
* Sae Taiga / '''[[color:silver:Gao White]]''': TheChick. She's [[TheSmartGuy basically level headed]], but have a tendency to [[BrattyTeenageDaughter throw tantrums]] because she claims that no one takes her seriously because she's the [[JustAKid youngest member]] and the [[TheSmurfettePrinciple only girl in the group]].
* Shirogane / Tsukumaro Oogami / '''[[color:gray:Gao Silver]]''': The TallDarkAndSnarky SixthRanger. [[IWorkAlone Loves to work on his own.]]

!!The Ogre Tribe, Orgs:
* Org Master, a stone idol worshipped by the lesser Orgs. [[spoiler:Revealed later on to be just that.]]
* Duke Org Yabaiba. KnifeNut, TheDragon(sort of) and TheBrute. One of two surviving Orgs from the last conflict, lying in wait for the Orgs' return.
* Duke Org Tsuetsue. The DarkChick and [[EvilSorcerer Sorceress]]. Carries [[MakeMyMonsterGrow the Phlebotinium Launcher that turns the Orgs into giants]].
* High Duke Org Shuten. AxeCrazy. Acted in place of the BigBad [[DiscOneFinalBoss for the first 14 eps]].
* High Duke Org Ura. FlamboyantGay. Introduced in the arc where Loki returns, then killed off by Gao Silver.
* High Duke Org Rasetsu. ExtremeOmnivore, BadBoss. Introduced in the story arc where Gao God rejoins the heroes.
* Duke Org Loki: The SixthRanger [[spoiler:in the literal sense, until he is separated bodily from Tsukimaro.]]
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!!Recurring SuperSentai tropes

* AllYourPowersCombined: The [[{{BFS}} HajaHyakujuuken]] [[note]] ''Evil Crushing Hundred Beast Sword''[[/note]]. Notably the first melee weapon for a Team Finisher.
** Near the end of the show all the Org leaders are merged into one super Org. There's also a MonsterOfTheWeek formed from a bunch of stolen Power Animals.
* BishounenLine: [[spoiler: Senki, the most powerful and the most humanoid of the Highness Orgs.]]
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Gao Access! Summon, spirit of the Earth!"
* CallingYourAttacks
* CombinationAttack
* CoolBike: Gao Silver's Wolf Roader
* {{Crossover}}: ''Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai''. In lieu of the traditional crossover with the [[MiraiSentaiTimeranger previous team]], this one involves a DreamTeam consisting of various rangers from assorted teams, particularly [[JAKQDengekitai Soukichi Banba/Big One]], [[ChoujuuSentaiLiveman Yuusuke Amamiya/Red Falcon]], [[DenjiSentaiMegaranger Miku Imamura/Mega Pink]], [[SeijuuSentaiGingaman Gouki/Ginga Blue]] and [[RescueSentaiGoGoFive Daimon Tatsumi/Go Yellow]]. All the other former red warriors also appear in the movie, albeit [[FakeShemp in costume only]].
* CustomUniform: The first full-blown example
* FinishingMove
* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Kakeru
** TheLancer: Gaku
** KidAppealCharacter: Kai
** TheBigGuy: Sōtarō
** [[TheSmartGuy The Smart]] [[TheChick Chick]]: Sae
** SixthRanger: Shirogane
* HomeBase: Gao's Rock, a flying [[TurtlePower turtle-like]] edifice that transports the Gaorangers. Also has a conduit to Sky Island as well as a sacred spring that, among other functions, [[RegularCaller detects the presence of an Org]] by bubbling.
* HumongousMecha: The first SuperSentai to feature extensive use of upgrades. In fact, it was the first to introduce multiple peripheral mecha, imply their compatibility out of the default formations and put the potential to good use. SuperSentai used this concept on and off for several years, before adopting it consistently with ''GoGoSentaiBoukenger''.
** AMechByAnyOtherName: The [[AnimalMecha Power Animals]] and the later God Power Animals that form Gao God.
** CombiningMecha
*** Gao Lion + Gao Eagle + Gao Bison + Gao Shark + Gao Tiger = Gao King
*** Gao Gorilla + Gao Eagle + Gao Bison + Gao Polar + Gao Bear = Gao Muscle
*** Gao Falcon + Gao Madillo + Gao Rhinos + Gao Deer + Gao Giraffe = Gao Icarus
*** Gao Falcon + Gao Lion + Gao Shark + Gao Tiger + Gao Elephant = Gao Centaurus
*** Gao Wolf + Gao Hammerhead + Gao Ligator = Gao Hunter
*** Gao Kong + Gao Eagle + Gao Bison + Gao Shark + Gao Tiger = Gao Knight
*** Gao Leon + Gao Condor + Gao Swordshark + Gao Jaguar + Gao Buffalo = Gao God
** MechaExpansionPack: The other Power Animals served as upgrades to the Gao King by replacing the Gao Shark and Tiger (which formed the right and left arms respectively) or the Gao Bison (which formed the waist and legs). The Shark and Tiger also served as alternate parts for the Gao Muscle and Gao Icarus (along with the Bison for the latter). Since the Power Animals were interchangable, there were combined forms that were never used on the show or never had official names.
*** Gao King + Gao Elephant = Gao King with Sword & Shield
*** Gao King - Gao Shark + Gao Giraffe = Gao King Spear
*** Gao King - Gao Tiger + Gao Deer = Gao King Cross Horn
*** Gao King - Gao Shark - Gao Tiger + Gao Polar + Gao Bear = Gao King Double Knuckles
*** Gao King - Gao Bison + Gao Madillo + Gao Rhinos = Gao King Striker
*** Gao Muscle - Gao Bison + Gao Madillo + Gao Rhinos = Gao Muscle Striker
*** Other Power Animals includes the Soul Bird (which serves as a power-up to any of the robots) and the rare Gao Panda (which never appeared on the show and was only available as a giveaway along with a bonus CD offered by ''Terebi-kun'' magazine in Japan). There was also a blue version of the Gao Ligator and a black version of the Gao Elephant, as well as several Power Animals that were never made into toys.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Episodes are called "Quests".
* InTheNameOfTheMoon
-->'''[[color:red:Red]]:''' The Blazing Lion, Gao Red!\\
'''[[color:gold:Yellow]]:''' The Noble Eagle, Gao Yellow!\\
'''[[color:blue:Blue]]:''' The Surging Shark, Gao Blue!\\
'''Black:''' The Iron Bison, Gao Black!\\
'''[[color:silver:White]]:''' The Belle Tiger, Gao White!\\
'''[[color:gray:Silver]]:''' The Sparking Wolf, Gao Silver!\\
'''[[color:red:Red]]:''' Where there is life, there is a roar of justice! Hyakujuu Sentai!\\
'''All:''' Gaoranger!
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: Red's weapon is able to transform into a different one.
** He later gets the Falcon Summoner, but only because the others did the work for him.
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: Tsuetsue's specialty.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Orgs.
* {{Mook}}s : The Orgettes.
* TheMovie: ''Gaoranger: Hi no Yama, Hoeru'' ("The Volcano Howls"), the first Super Sentai theatrical featurette since the ''Ohranger'' movie (the ''Gogo-V'' movie with Zeek was a straight-to-video release).
* OnTheNextEpisodeOfCatchPhrase: Surprisingly averted.
* OurCentaursAreDifferent: Gao Centaurus
* StrictlyFormula: To wit:
** The first MechaExpansionPack appears in Episode 5.
** Episode 10 features the debut of [=GaoMuscle=].
** Played with in Episode 17 is the middle of the Loki arc. He doesn't become [=GaoSilver=] until Episode 24.
** The Gaorangers are BroughtDownToNormal a grand total of ''three'' times: First in Episode 14 where Freezer Org's freeze attack froze the G-Phones and the Gao Jewels. Then in Episode 44 where Rasetsu activates the bug he had planted in [=GaoRed's=] phone. Then there's the penultimate episode.
** Then there's the Wedding Dress Org who attacks brides and other women, forcing [=GaoBlack=] to impersonate as a bride.
** Clock Org also seemingly sends four of the Gaorangers to Edo-era Tokyo. It was merely an illusion, however.
** The friendly MonsterOfTheWeek for this series was Charcoal Grill Org, whom the Gaorangers were forced to MercyKill. [[spoiler: It seemed it wasn't a true death though, as he's shown serving food to Futaro at the end of the episode.]]
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: After three straight pinks, the lone girl gets to wear another color this time, making her the fourth female white ranger.
* SupervillainLair: The Matrix.
* ThemeMusicPowerUp
* TransformationTrinket: The G-Phone and Shirogane's G-Brace Phone. [[note]] Notable for being the first series to have cell phone {{Transformation Trinket}}s for the main team.[[/note]]
* WeaponOfChoice:
** KnifeNut: The [=JuuOhKen=]. [[note]] ''Beast King Sword''[[/note]]
** Red: [[BifurcatedWeapon Lion Fang]] [[note]]Splits from a [[PowerFist lion head-shaped fist]] into [[WolverineClaws two fangs]].[[/note]], which can [[MorphWeapon transform]] into the [[{{BFG}} Gao Mane]] [[GatlingGood Buster]]. Red later gains the [[spoiler:[[MorphWeapon Falcon]] [[TheStraightAndArrowPath Summ]][[TheGunslinger oner]]]].
** Yellow: [[CoolSword Eagle Sword]] and [[FeatherFlechettes Feather Cutters]].
** Blue: [[BladeBelowTheShoulder Shark]] [[DualTonfas Cutters]]
** Black: [[AnAxeToGrind Bison Axe]]
** White: [[SimpleStaff Tiger Baton]]
** Silver: [[SwissArmyWeapon Gao Hustler Rod]] [[note]][[RoyalRapier Sabre]], [[RayGun Sniper]], and [[ImprobableWeaponUser Break]] modes.[[/note]]

!!Tropes specific to HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger:
* ActorAllusion: HidekatsuShibata once more voices the male half of a villain with male and female nature.
* AirplaneArms
* AlienBlood: Orgs tend to bleed green--the fact that Rouki bleeds red is a hint as to his true nature.
* AllThereInTheManual: The ''Super Sentai Art Collection: Sentai Robo Edition'' illustration book includes a list of all the Power Animals that appeared in the show, including [[TheMovie movie-only]] Gao Kong, audio drama-only Gao Panda, the animals that had cameos in the finale, and lots of unused picks, some of which were also illustrated and associated to formations.
* AnimalMecha: In spades, and one of the instances where it's crucial to the plot.
* TheAtoner: Silver, once he's freed from the thousand-year evil.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Blue is killed in episode 30; Black, Yellow, and White follow suit in episode 31. They don't stay dead for long; after a short quest in the afterlife, they come back by the end of the episode thanks to a literal DeusExMachina.]]
** [[spoiler:Tsuetsue and the three High Dukes also get revived in episode 47.]]
* BadGuysPlayPool: Silver is often seen playing in the bar he hangs out at. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as [[ImprobableWeaponUser his weapon includes a pool cue configuration]].
* BerserkButton: Whenever somebody calls Tsuetsue ObaSan.
* BodyHorror: the three High Dukes are [[EyesDoNotBelongThere especially]] guilty of this.
* BreakOutTheMuseumPiece: In the finale, after the Gaorangers are BroughtDownToNormal, they bring out their last weapon against [[spoiler: Senki]]: an old sword dating to the Heian era. Needless to say, it doesn't work.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: In the beginning of episode 15, Red starts taking off his pants and everyone tries to stop him. Black then turns to the screen and puts his hand over it saying, "Don't look!"
* CatchPhrase: "''[[GratuitousEnglish Nebaa]] [[HeroicSpirit Gibaapu!]]''"[[note]] "Never give up!"[[/note]]
** Yabaiba has... "''Yabaiba!''", meaning "[[OhCrap This is bad!]]" while also a direct pun on his name.
** [=TsueTsue=]'s "[[MakeMyMonsterGrow Oni in, luck out!]]".[[note]] "Oni wa uchi, fuku wa soto!" This one is a pun on a traditional Japanese saying which is recited during New Year's time to attract good fortune, which is the exact reverse of Tsutsue's quote: "Oni wa soto, fuku wa uchi!" (Oni out, luck in!)[[/note]]
* ChromaticArrangement: The three High Dukes have colors corresponding to the RGB scheme: Shuten is red, Ura is green, and Rasetsu is blue.
* ClimbSlipHangClimb: Happens to Gao Black in episode 4.
* ClipShow[=/=]BreatherEpisode: Episode 45. Features, apart from the Gaorangers (and Yabaiba) reminiscing about the series so far, [=GaoKing=] ''dancing'' and the episode ending with everyone in a hot spring.
** ''Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai'', while including plenty of new action scenes, doubles as a clip show for the entire franchise, as the veteran rangers tell the Gaorangers about Super Sentai history.
* CodeName: In a strange departure from previous series, the Gaorangers refer to each other by color and have no knowledge of their comrades' true names, and so the audience only learns of them by the last episode (though the names are shown in the opening and a few moments throughout the series). Even Gao Silver's apparently real name turns out to be either a nickname or a codename.
** Their names are occasionally given in the show itself, but only on a few occasions prior to the finale.
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:The Gaorangers' battles with Rouki. When he brings out Gao Hunter you can generally be sure that some Power Animals are going to be taken.]]
* DinosaursAreDragons: The episode with Clock Org showed us what appeared to be a fire-breathing t-rex.
* DisguisedInDrag: Henshin, what henshin? All Black needs to wear to kick ass is a wedding dress.
* {{Fanservice}}: Tsuetsue "accidentally" reveals her leg in Gaoranger vs Super Sentai.
* FloatingContinent
* FridgeBrilliance: The forms of the three Highness Orgs. Shuten is covered in eyes, Ura is a giant nose and pair of ears, and Rasetsu is covered in mouths: between them, they're all the main features of a face. [[spoiler: Further, their final combined form Senki is the only Highness to have an [[BishounenLine almost human face]], as well as all three of the aforementioned facial features on his armour.]]
* GoldfishPoopGang: Tsuetsue and Yabaiba after the first act.
* {{Golem}}: The Power Animals are more like this than actual mecha. They're spirit animals who inhabit material aspects created from the Earth itself. Their robot-like appearance is due to using metal ore deposits to make their skins.
* GratuitousEnglish: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6Q-BfxLtVU As seen here.]]
-->'''Yellow:''' Jesus.
** Blue and Black have their own GratuitousEnglish: "Never give up!"
** Even Red gets in on it. "Open the vulcan!"
** The entire team's henshin call: "''Samon! Supiritsu obu ji aasu!''"
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:When Silver first showed up, he was possessed by the demon Loki and became a good guy after the other Gaorangers beat him. His mecha, the Gao Hunter, also does a literal heel face turn, as his face changed from an "Evil Mode" to a "Justice Mode".]]
** Part of Charcoal Grill Org's backstory. When he saw that humans enjoyed his cooking, he took on human form and then lived to enjoy human's delight.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Gao God is [[DragonBallGT Master Roshi]] and [[HimitsuSentaiGoranger Sun Mask]]
** Similarly, Shuten is TetsuInada, in his first major role in a SuperSentai series.
** Rasetsu's lower mouth is voiced by [[KamenRiderStronger General Shadow]] and [[MazingerZ Baron Ashura's]] [[HidekatsuShibata male voice.]]
* ILetYouWin: Ura pulls one in the Rangers by [[spoiler:letting them win against Orgs powered by the thousand-year evil spirit, then using its matured power to power himself up.]]
* IfItSwimsItFlies: Gaoshark, and it's various modifications, fits this perfectly.
** Forget the mecha, GAOBLUE can fly on occasion.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Almost all the Orgs. Rasetsu has [[ExtremeOmnivore a giant fork and spoon]] for chrissakes.
* InnocuouslyImportantEpisode: Well, more of an Innocuously Important Scene. [[spoiler: Rasetsu smelling Tetom's cooking and being distractedd by it doesn't just let the Gaorangers destroy the Monsters of the Week. Rasetsu's craving for it is ultimately responsible for Senki's creation.]]
* KingOfBeasts
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Red suffers from this in episode 8. He doesn't forget everything, just his time as a Gaoranger.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: vs. Super Sentai spoils a bit of ''ChoujuuSentaiLiveman''. [[spoiler: Yuusuke is mourning not just for his friends who died in the pilot, but ALSO Kemp and Mazenda, not only spoiling their deaths, but also that Obular survived.]]
* MeaningfulName: The Gaorangers' civilian names all contain the names of their animal.
* MegaNeko: While all the feline Power Animals count, this trope goes solely to the Super [=GaoLion=], bigger than most of the combined mecha.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: Not only do the Gaorangers get new Power Animals as the series progresses, [[spoiler:Yabaiba and Tsuetsue also get upgrades of their own... for a while at least]].
* {{Miko}}: Tetomu. [[spoiler: Tsuetsue is promoted to this by the Highness Dukes near the end.]]
* MilestoneCelebration: To mark the series' 25th anniversary the Gaorangers join forces with a bunch of veteran Sentai members.
* Mons: There's a reason they're called ''Hyakujuu'' "[[note]] ''Hundred-Beast''[[/note]] Sentai. Several episodes revolve around receiving new Power Animals. And then it's revealed at the end that [[spoiler:There are literally 100 Power Animals, most of which were still dormant. This includes Gao Peafowl and Gao Wallaby, which are as awesome as they sound.]]
* MoodWhiplash: Pretty big-time. Episodes can typically begin rather light - then end up rather serious. Such as Quest 38, where Lion Tamer Org "tames" the Gaorangers and the Power Animals, showing off various combinations of the latter along the way; but ending with [[spoiler: Futaro showing his true powers, and that he isn't merely a child.]]
* MythologyGag: In the list of Power Animals above-mentioned, there were two sets intended to pay homage to earlier series: one set consisted of [[ChoujinSentaiJetman a hawk, a vulture, an owl, a swallow, and a swan]]; the other included [[NinjaSentaiKakuranger an ape, a frog, a wolf, a bear, and a crane]]. Amusingly, all of these teams have the same color configuration with Gaoranger (red, blue, yellow, black, and white).
** Then there's a ''{{Zyuranger}}'' nod, an elephant whose head becomes a shield for [=GaoKing=] (homage to Guardian Beast Zyumammoth's head being Daizyujin's shield) while the rest becomes a sword with which [=GaoKing=] performs a lightning-charged slash to finish the monster (homaging Daizyujin's Dinosaur Sword Godhorn and his Super Legendary Lightning Cut).
** [=GaoKing=] is a nod to {{Ohranger}} Robo. Avian forming back and head, leonine torso, bovine pelvis and legs, with blue and white mecha forming limbs. The main design difference is that [=GaoKing=] has the last two mecha as arms and the bovine mecha forms complete legs, whereas Ohranger Robo's leonine mecha is torso and arms, and the last two mecha are lower legs.
** Gao Red is a lion-themed hero who uses a PowerFist and a BFG, just as [[ChoujuuSentaiLiveman Yellow Lion]] was.
** A minor one: In the 3rd episode, one of the few victims of the week, who were dating, are named 'Gai' and 'Kaori' [[NamesTheSame after]] [[ChoujinSentaiJetman Black Condor and White Swan]] (those two were also dating at a time)
** In vs. Super Sentai, [[spoiler: Yuusuke is mourning not only for his two dead friends, but for Kemp and Mazenda, who died near the end of ''Liveman.'' In addition, Obular, who survived, doesn't have a grave. Doubles as a Late Arrival Spoiler.]]
* NotWhatItLooksLike: White chances upon Red's wallet in episode 8 and assume the girl in the picture is his girlfriend. [[spoiler:Turns out she's the ''wife'' of Red's boss when he was a veterinarian.]]
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Played for laughs between Yabaiba and Yellow.
* PaletteSwap: Many Power Animals are slightly modified recolors of others, most notably Gao God's components being retools of Gao King's components. Thanks to the stacked retools, Gao God avoids being a blatant example.
** There's also Gao Hunter's [[SuperMode Blue Moon mode]], which, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as you'd expect]], turns most of its non-silver coloration into a bright blue.
* PantheraAwesome: Usually, animal-themed Sentai have at least one large cat ranger in the mix. Here, we have two, Gao Red for a lion, Gao White for a tiger. Additionally, we have the Leon and Jaguar mecha for Gao God.
* PsychoRangers: Done in Quest 12 by an Org based on a photocopy machine. And later, a specialty of Duke Org Dorodoro - he made the Gaorangers fight their shadows, which they could not defeat without hurting themselves.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Also see link to GratuitousEnglish above.
* PunctuatedPounding: See link to GratuitousEnglish above.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: {{Lampshaded}} when White points out that Tsuetsue is the [[ObaSan oldest woman in the show.]]
** Played straight by Tetomu in episode 5.
* RecursiveImport: Korea had already dubbed Series/PowerRangersWildForce, the American adaptation, and is now dubbing Gaoranger itself as well.
* SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou: In the second EyeCatch, [=GaoRed=] fires the Gao Mane Buster.
* ShoutOut: In episode 30, Tsuetsue and Yabaiba do a ShoutOut to ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire''.
-->'''Tsuetsue:''' Well, which one?\\
'''Yabaiba:''' Hmm... no. 3!\\
'''Tsuetsue:''' Final answer?\\
'''Yabaiba:''' [[GratuitousEnglish Yes, final answer!]]\\
'''Tsuetsue:''' ......correct!\\
'''Yabaiba:''' I did it! Yes!
** Also included is a great white shark Power Animal named Gao Jaws and a reindeer named Gao [[RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer Rednose]]. And in TheMovie, there's a gorilla Power Animal named Gao [[Film/KingKong Kong]].
** Why else would a pool-cue weapon be named the Gao ''[[Film/TheHustler Hustler]]'' Rod?
** The list of all 100 Power Animals contains two very familiar groupings: [[ChoujinSentaiJetman Hawk, Condor, Owl, Swan, and Swallow]], and [[NinjaSentaiKakuranger Ape, Bear, Toad, Japanese Wolf and Crane]].
* TeamPet: Soul Bird fills this role before growing into a {{BFG}}.
* TurtlePower: Both the FloatingContinent and the Gao's Rock (a rare heroic version of the OminousFloatingCastle) are shaped like giant turtles.
* WhamEpisode: Episode 15. Just when the going seemed good for the heroes after Shuten's defeat, Ura appears and unseals the SealedEvilInACan Rouki, who [[CurbStompBattle wipes the floor with the Gaorangers]] in their first encounter.
** Episode 30. [[spoiler:Ura reveals his master plan and absorbs the thousand-year old evil spirit, killing all but two of the Rangers.]]
* WrittenSoundEffect: The ''[[WrittenRoar GAO!]]'' kanji pops up on screen numerous times. Other instances include the kanji for ''Slash!'' when the Haja Hyakujuuken is used.
** UnsoundEffect: Even more Kanji used during some fights("Separate Drowning!"), and each Gaoranger's title tends to appear on the screen as they do their role call.
* VillainDecay: After the first act, Tsuetsue and Yabaiba turn into comedic relief. [[TropesAreNotBad They're actually more entertaining like that]].
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: Pulled after Shuten's defeat, the Gaorangers prepare to return to their normal lives - right until Highness Duke Ura appears.
* BareHandedBladeBlock : against Loki, Gao Red attempted and succeeded to block his blade. With his feet.
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9th May '13 1:10:22 PM ZeroWizard
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* Kakeru Shishi / '''[[color:red:Gao Red]]''': TheHero, RookieRedRanger, and the new leader. He's a FriendToAllLivingThings given that he's a Veterinarian.

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* Kakeru Shishi / '''[[color:red:Gao Red]]''': TheHero, TheLeader, RookieRedRanger, and the new leader. He's a FriendToAllLivingThings given that he's a Veterinarian.
2nd May '13 6:54:23 PM ZeroWizard
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** TheHero: Kakeru

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** TheHero: TheLeader: Kakeru
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* OurCentaursAreDifferent: Gao Centaurus
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** Why else would a pool-cue weapon be named the Gao ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054997/ Hustler]]'' Rod?

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** Why else would a pool-cue weapon be named the Gao ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054997/ ''[[Film/TheHustler Hustler]]'' Rod?
19th Feb '13 6:12:06 PM LanceOmikron
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''Hyakujū Sentai Gaoranger'' ("Hundred Beasts Squadron Gaoranger" [[note]]''gao'' is the Japanese word for roar.[[/note]]) is the twenty-fifth installment in the ''SuperSentai'', airing from 2001 to 2002.

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''Hyakujū Sentai Gaoranger'' ("Hundred Beasts Squadron Gaoranger" Roaranger" [[note]]''gao'' is the Japanese word for roar.[[/note]]) is the twenty-fifth installment in the ''SuperSentai'', airing from 2001 to 2002.
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* {{Miko}}: Tetomu.

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* {{Miko}}: Tetomu. [[spoiler: Tsuetsue is promoted to this by the Highness Dukes near the end.]]
22nd Jan '13 3:31:16 PM Kanjilearner
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** Red: [[BifurcatedWeapon Lion Fang]] [[note]]Splits from a [[PowerFist lion head-shaped fist]] into [[WolverineClaws two fangs]].[[/note]], which can [[MorphWeapon transform]] into the [[{{BFG}} Gao Mane]] [[GatlingGood Buster]]. Red later gains the [[spoiler:[[TheStraightAndArrowPath Falcon]] [[TheGunslinger Summ]][[MorphWeapon oner]]]].

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** Red: [[BifurcatedWeapon Lion Fang]] [[note]]Splits from a [[PowerFist lion head-shaped fist]] into [[WolverineClaws two fangs]].[[/note]], which can [[MorphWeapon transform]] into the [[{{BFG}} Gao Mane]] [[GatlingGood Buster]]. Red later gains the [[spoiler:[[TheStraightAndArrowPath [[spoiler:[[MorphWeapon Falcon]] [[TheGunslinger Summ]][[MorphWeapon [[TheStraightAndArrowPath Summ]][[TheGunslinger oner]]]].
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** Red: [[BifurcatedWeapon Lion Fang]] [[note]]Splits from a [[PowerFist lion head-shaped fist]] into [[WolverineClaws two fangs]].[[/note]], which can [[MorphWeapon transform]] into the [[{{BFG}} Gao Mane]] [[GatlingGood Buster]]. Red later gains the [[spoiler:[[TheStraightAndArrowPath Falcon]] [[TheGunslinger Summ]][[MorphWeapon oner]].

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** Red: [[BifurcatedWeapon Lion Fang]] [[note]]Splits from a [[PowerFist lion head-shaped fist]] into [[WolverineClaws two fangs]].[[/note]], which can [[MorphWeapon transform]] into the [[{{BFG}} Gao Mane]] [[GatlingGood Buster]]. Red later gains the [[spoiler:[[TheStraightAndArrowPath Falcon]] [[TheGunslinger Summ]][[MorphWeapon oner]].oner]]]].
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** Red: [[BifurcatedWeapon Lion Fang]] [[note]]Splits from a [[PowerFist lion head-shaped fist]] into [[WolverineClaws two fangs]].[[/note]], which can [[MorphWeapon transform]] into the [[{{BFG}} Gao Mane]] [[GatlingGood Buster]]. Red later gains the [[spoiler:Falcon Summoner]].

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** Red: [[BifurcatedWeapon Lion Fang]] [[note]]Splits from a [[PowerFist lion head-shaped fist]] into [[WolverineClaws two fangs]].[[/note]], which can [[MorphWeapon transform]] into the [[{{BFG}} Gao Mane]] [[GatlingGood Buster]]. Red later gains the [[spoiler:Falcon Summoner]].[[spoiler:[[TheStraightAndArrowPath Falcon]] [[TheGunslinger Summ]][[MorphWeapon oner]].
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