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8th Jul '13 7:23:26 AM StFan
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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Gavan1_7688.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:300:The one that started it all.]] -->''"[[ByThePowerOfGrayskull DEPOSITION!!]]"'' ''Space Sheriff Gavan'' was the first installment of the MetalHeroes franchise, as well as the first part of the Space Sheriff Trilogy. It aired from 1982-1983. Sometime in the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture not so distant future]], Earth is invaded by the evil Don Horror and his Makuu Mafia[[labelnote:*]]A portmanteau of the words for "archdevil/BlackMagic" and "evil".[[/labelnote]]. Rather than cause the EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, Don Horror plans to cause fear and panic amongst the populace and steal every valuable his minions can get their hands on. To help him achieve his ends, the monsters of the Makuu Mafia can use an "Axial Divertor" to suck victims into a [[AnotherDimension frightening otherworld]] called "Makuu Space", where the Mafia gain three times their ordinary power. To thwart their plans, Retsu Ichijoji of the [[SpacePolice Galactic Union Patrol]] arrives on Earth with his partner Mimi to protect the planet. Donning a futuristic suit of PoweredArmor, Retsu fights the never-ending battle against evil as Space Sheriff Gavan. In 2012, a film revival/sequel called ''Film/SpaceSheriffGavanTheMovie'' was released following Gavan's appearance in ''Film/KaizokuSentaiGokaigerVsSpaceSheriffGavanTheMovie''. ----- !!This work features examples of: * AnotherDimension: Don Horror can send Gavan to an alternate dimension, Makuu Space, in which the MonsterOfTheWeek's strength and powers are increased threefold. * ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "JOUCHAKU!", which is the Japanese word for "deposition". * ChekhovsGunman: A minor victim of the week comes back in the final episode [[spoiler: as his successor Sharivan!]] * CompletelyDifferentTitle: The series was known in France as ''X-Or''. * CoolBike: The Cyberian, a cherry-red four-wheeled superbike that can fly. Gavan uses it to chase the MonsterOfTheWeek into Makuu Space in order to finish it off at the end of each episode. Gavan Type-G has his own, but it's blue instead of red. * {{Crossover}}[=/=]MilestoneCelebration: Returns for the Metal Heroes' 30th anniversary in one of ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger's'' movies, ''Film/KaizokuSentaiGokaigerVsSpaceSheriffGavanTheMovie'', with the success of that movie resulting in the start of a new generation in ''Film/SpaceSheriffGavanTheMovie''. Geki/Gavan Type-G and Sherry appeared in a two-episode arc of ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters''. * FinishingMove: "GAVAN DYNAMIC!" A powerful LaserBlade slash that can either split the monster in half vertically or just straight up cause it to explode. * HalfHumanHybrid: Gavan is the son of a human woman and a HumanAlien man. * HandBlast: "LASER Z(ETTO)-BEAM!" Arrow-shaped bolts of energy that fire forth from Gavan's index and ring fingers. * HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/BattleFeverJ Kenji]] [[Series/DenshiSentaiDenziman Ohba]] is Gavan. ** SonnyChiba is Voicer, Gavan's father. ** Space Sheriff Alan who appears for a few episodes is played by HiroshiMiyauchi. Best part? Shows up wearing a variation of his [[Series/KaiketsuZubat Ken Hayakawa]] outfit. ** Mimi's prospective biker boyfriend[[spoiler: and Double Monster of the Week]] in Episode 17 is played by Shinji Todo, better known to fans as the [[Series/SpiderManJapan Emissary From Hell...]] * InstantArmor: Gavan can materialize his combat armor in .05 seconds. [[OnceAnEpisode Every time this happens]], the narrator informs the audience of this fact, then shows a slowed-down version of the Jouchaku/deposition process where we can actually see the Gavan suit being beamed down from Gavan's ship. * {{Kaiju}}: Dol, the bottom half of the Girandol in attack mode, qualifies as one with a whooping 300 meter length and 2000 ton weight. ** Sometimes the MonsterOfTheWeek becomes kaiju sized. * LaserBlade: TropeNamer! * LastEpisodeNewCharacter: SpaceSheriffSharivan appears in the last episode when Gavan's on the ropes. * MonsterOfTheWeek: BEM Monsters and Double Monsters. With a rare few exceptions, Gavan kills the monster at the end of every episode, and faces off a new one the following week. * {{Mooks}}: Don Horror systematically sends a bunch of disposable foot soldiers called Crushers to try and soften up Gavan before deploying the MonsterOfTheWeek. * NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The former Space Sheriff who betrayed Gavan's father in the past is named Hunter Killer. Gee, with a name like that, you'd think his FaceHeelTurn wouldn't have surprised anyone. Not to mention Don Horror... * NiceGuy: Outside battle, Retsu/Gavan is a pretty nice and friendly guy. * OriginalGeneration: Gavan's EvilCounterpart Gavan Bootleg, who appears in Film/KaizokuSentaiGokaigerVsSpaceSheriffGavanTheMovie. ** Also in the video game ''Space Sheriff Spirits'' with the seemingly evil Variozecter [[spoiler: who turns out to be the Combat Suit of the revived Hunter Killer]] * ProductionForeshadowing: ''Space Sheriff Gavan'' is referenced in Episode 45 of ''Series/TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan''. The episode introduces a space pirate named Inazuma Ginga, who was once caught in a trap by the Galactic Police, fleeing to Earth from them. Former Super Sentai writer Shozo Uehara was already working on ''Gavan'' by the time ''Sun Vulcan'' was ending and ''Gavan'' began airing on the same month ''Sun Vulcan'' concluded. * ShoutOut: Received one in [[RoboCop Robocop]], whose suit was inspired by Gavan's. ** Gavan's name is a ShoutOut to French actor Jean Gabin, famous for playing numerous police officers, among many other roles. * SpacePolice: [[CaptainObvious It's in the title]]. * SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Marin becomes this to Mimi when the latter is PutOnABus for a few episodes. ** Geki (Gavan Type-G) is one for Retsu (the original Gavan), though they both appear in the movie. * TheOtherDarrin: After episode 10, ShozoIizuka came down with bronchitis (which is a disease that loves to infect actors and singers) and called in SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute TakeshiWatabe. However, Iizuka would return in an even more memorable role in SpaceSheriffSharivan as the [[IncrediblyLamePun psychotic]] Psycho. * TransformationIsAFreeAction: Justified, due to the whole transformation sequence taking 0.05 seconds. * TransformationSequence: Naturally! The pose is quite well known as well. ** [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=bDofpxNH1Bc Here's]] Ohba Kenji doing it in 2009 or so. * TransformingMecha: The bottom part of Gavan's spaceship, Dolgiran, can separate and transform into the Chinese dragon-styled Denshi Seijuu (Electronic Starbeast) Dol, which is armed with eye lasers, fire breath, and a nasty tail whip attack. * VoluntaryShapeshifting: Mimi, with her "Laser Vision" pendant. * WrestlerInAllOfUs: Gavan shows shades of this with his Dimension Bomber attack. ----
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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Gavan1_7688.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:300:The one that started it all.]] -->''"[[ByThePowerOfGrayskull DEPOSITION!!]]"'' ''Space Sheriff Gavan'' was the first installment of the MetalHeroes franchise, as well as the first part of the Space Sheriff Trilogy. It aired from 1982-1983. Sometime in the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture not so distant future]], Earth is invaded by the evil Don Horror and his Makuu Mafia[[labelnote:*]]A portmanteau of the words for "archdevil/BlackMagic" and "evil".[[/labelnote]]. Rather than cause the EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, Don Horror plans to cause fear and panic amongst the populace and steal every valuable his minions can get their hands on. To help him achieve his ends, the monsters of the Makuu Mafia can use an "Axial Divertor" to suck victims into a [[AnotherDimension frightening otherworld]] called "Makuu Space", where the Mafia gain three times their ordinary power. To thwart their plans, Retsu Ichijoji of the [[SpacePolice Galactic Union Patrol]] arrives on Earth with his partner Mimi to protect the planet. Donning a futuristic suit of PoweredArmor, Retsu fights the never-ending battle against evil as Space Sheriff Gavan. In 2012, a film revival/sequel called ''Film/SpaceSheriffGavanTheMovie'' was released following Gavan's appearance in ''Film/KaizokuSentaiGokaigerVsSpaceSheriffGavanTheMovie''. ----- !!This work features examples of: * AnotherDimension: Don Horror can send Gavan to an alternate dimension, Makuu Space, in which the MonsterOfTheWeek's strength and powers are increased threefold. * ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "JOUCHAKU!", which is the Japanese word for "deposition". * ChekhovsGunman: A minor victim of the week comes back in the final episode [[spoiler: as his successor Sharivan!]] * CompletelyDifferentTitle: The series was known in France as ''X-Or''. * CoolBike: The Cyberian, a cherry-red four-wheeled superbike that can fly. Gavan uses it to chase the MonsterOfTheWeek into Makuu Space in order to finish it off at the end of each episode. Gavan Type-G has his own, but it's blue instead of red. * {{Crossover}}[=/=]MilestoneCelebration: Returns for the Metal Heroes' 30th anniversary in one of ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger's'' movies, ''Film/KaizokuSentaiGokaigerVsSpaceSheriffGavanTheMovie'', with the success of that movie resulting in the start of a new generation in ''Film/SpaceSheriffGavanTheMovie''. Geki/Gavan Type-G and Sherry appeared in a two-episode arc of ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters''. * FinishingMove: "GAVAN DYNAMIC!" A powerful LaserBlade slash that can either split the monster in half vertically or just straight up cause it to explode. * HalfHumanHybrid: Gavan is the son of a human woman and a HumanAlien man. * HandBlast: "LASER Z(ETTO)-BEAM!" Arrow-shaped bolts of energy that fire forth from Gavan's index and ring fingers. * HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/BattleFeverJ Kenji]] [[Series/DenshiSentaiDenziman Ohba]] is Gavan. ** SonnyChiba is Voicer, Gavan's father. ** Space Sheriff Alan who appears for a few episodes is played by HiroshiMiyauchi. Best part? Shows up wearing a variation of his [[Series/KaiketsuZubat Ken Hayakawa]] outfit. ** Mimi's prospective biker boyfriend[[spoiler: and Double Monster of the Week]] in Episode 17 is played by Shinji Todo, better known to fans as the [[Series/SpiderManJapan Emissary From Hell...]] * InstantArmor: Gavan can materialize his combat armor in .05 seconds. [[OnceAnEpisode Every time this happens]], the narrator informs the audience of this fact, then shows a slowed-down version of the Jouchaku/deposition process where we can actually see the Gavan suit being beamed down from Gavan's ship. * {{Kaiju}}: Dol, the bottom half of the Girandol in attack mode, qualifies as one with a whooping 300 meter length and 2000 ton weight. ** Sometimes the MonsterOfTheWeek becomes kaiju sized. * LaserBlade: TropeNamer! * LastEpisodeNewCharacter: SpaceSheriffSharivan appears in the last episode when Gavan's on the ropes. * MonsterOfTheWeek: BEM Monsters and Double Monsters. With a rare few exceptions, Gavan kills the monster at the end of every episode, and faces off a new one the following week. * {{Mooks}}: Don Horror systematically sends a bunch of disposable foot soldiers called Crushers to try and soften up Gavan before deploying the MonsterOfTheWeek. * NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The former Space Sheriff who betrayed Gavan's father in the past is named Hunter Killer. Gee, with a name like that, you'd think his FaceHeelTurn wouldn't have surprised anyone. Not to mention Don Horror... * NiceGuy: Outside battle, Retsu/Gavan is a pretty nice and friendly guy. * OriginalGeneration: Gavan's EvilCounterpart Gavan Bootleg, who appears in Film/KaizokuSentaiGokaigerVsSpaceSheriffGavanTheMovie. ** Also in the video game ''Space Sheriff Spirits'' with the seemingly evil Variozecter [[spoiler: who turns out to be the Combat Suit of the revived Hunter Killer]] * ProductionForeshadowing: ''Space Sheriff Gavan'' is referenced in Episode 45 of ''Series/TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan''. The episode introduces a space pirate named Inazuma Ginga, who was once caught in a trap by the Galactic Police, fleeing to Earth from them. Former Super Sentai writer Shozo Uehara was already working on ''Gavan'' by the time ''Sun Vulcan'' was ending and ''Gavan'' began airing on the same month ''Sun Vulcan'' concluded. * ShoutOut: Received one in [[RoboCop Robocop]], whose suit was inspired by Gavan's. ** Gavan's name is a ShoutOut to French actor Jean Gabin, famous for playing numerous police officers, among many other roles. * SpacePolice: [[CaptainObvious It's in the title]]. * SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Marin becomes this to Mimi when the latter is PutOnABus for a few episodes. ** Geki (Gavan Type-G) is one for Retsu (the original Gavan), though they both appear in the movie. * TheOtherDarrin: After episode 10, ShozoIizuka came down with bronchitis (which is a disease that loves to infect actors and singers) and called in SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute TakeshiWatabe. However, Iizuka would return in an even more memorable role in SpaceSheriffSharivan as the [[IncrediblyLamePun psychotic]] Psycho. * TransformationIsAFreeAction: Justified, due to the whole transformation sequence taking 0.05 seconds. * TransformationSequence: Naturally! The pose is quite well known as well. ** [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=bDofpxNH1Bc Here's]] Ohba Kenji doing it in 2009 or so. * TransformingMecha: The bottom part of Gavan's spaceship, Dolgiran, can separate and transform into the Chinese dragon-styled Denshi Seijuu (Electronic Starbeast) Dol, which is armed with eye lasers, fire breath, and a nasty tail whip attack. * VoluntaryShapeshifting: Mimi, with her "Laser Vision" pendant. * WrestlerInAllOfUs: Gavan shows shades of this with his Dimension Bomber attack. ----[[redirect:Series/SpaceSheriffGavan]]
7th Jul '13 12:58:21 PM nombretomado
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[BattleFeverJ Kenji]] [[DenshiSentaiDenziman Ohba]] is Gavan.
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[BattleFeverJ [[Series/BattleFeverJ Kenji]] [[DenshiSentaiDenziman [[Series/DenshiSentaiDenziman Ohba]] is Gavan.
7th Jul '13 11:37:57 AM nombretomado
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* ProductionForeshadowing: ''Space Sheriff Gavan'' is referenced in Episode 45 of ''TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan''. The episode introduces a space pirate named Inazuma Ginga, who was once caught in a trap by the Galactic Police, fleeing to Earth from them. Former Super Sentai writer Shozo Uehara was already working on ''Gavan'' by the time ''Sun Vulcan'' was ending and ''Gavan'' began airing on the same month ''Sun Vulcan'' concluded.
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* ProductionForeshadowing: ''Space Sheriff Gavan'' is referenced in Episode 45 of ''TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan''.''Series/TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan''. The episode introduces a space pirate named Inazuma Ginga, who was once caught in a trap by the Galactic Police, fleeing to Earth from them. Former Super Sentai writer Shozo Uehara was already working on ''Gavan'' by the time ''Sun Vulcan'' was ending and ''Gavan'' began airing on the same month ''Sun Vulcan'' concluded.
17th Jun '13 7:16:44 PM YapoolSeijin
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* {{Kaiju}}: Dol, the bottom half of the Girandol in attack mode, qualifies as one with a whooping 300 meter length and 2000 ton weight. **Sometimes the MonsterOfTheWeek becomes kaiju sized.

* MonsterOfTheWeek: With a rare few exceptions, Gavan kills the monster at the end of every episode, and faces off a new one the following week. * {{Mooks}}: Don Horror systematically sends a bunch of disposable foot soldiers to try and soften up Gavan before deploying the MonsterOfTheWeek.
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* MonsterOfTheWeek: BEM Monsters and Double Monsters. With a rare few exceptions, Gavan kills the monster at the end of every episode, and faces off a new one the following week. * {{Mooks}}: Don Horror systematically sends a bunch of disposable foot soldiers called Crushers to try and soften up Gavan before deploying the MonsterOfTheWeek.

* TransformingMecha: The bottom part of Gavan's spaceship, Dolgiran, can separate and transform into the Chinese dragon-styled Denshi Seijuu (Electronic Starbeast) Dol, which is armed with lasers (from both the eyes AND the claws), fire breath, and a nasty tail whip attack.
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* TransformingMecha: The bottom part of Gavan's spaceship, Dolgiran, can separate and transform into the Chinese dragon-styled Denshi Seijuu (Electronic Starbeast) Dol, which is armed with lasers (from both the eyes AND the claws), eye lasers, fire breath, and a nasty tail whip attack.
7th Jun '13 4:45:13 AM StFan
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** Mimi's prospective biker boyfriend[[spoiler: and Double Monster of the Week]] in Episode 17 is played by Shinji Todo, better known to fans as the [[JapaneseSpiderMan Emissary From Hell...]]
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** Mimi's prospective biker boyfriend[[spoiler: and Double Monster of the Week]] in Episode 17 is played by Shinji Todo, better known to fans as the [[JapaneseSpiderMan [[Series/SpiderManJapan Emissary From Hell...]]

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22nd May '13 3:06:27 PM MacronNotes
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** Space Sheriff Alan who appears for a few episodes is played by HiroshiMiyauchi. Best part? Shows up wearing a variation of his [[KaiketsuZubat Ken Hayakawa]] outfit.
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** Space Sheriff Alan who appears for a few episodes is played by HiroshiMiyauchi. Best part? Shows up wearing a variation of his [[KaiketsuZubat [[Series/KaiketsuZubat Ken Hayakawa]] outfit.
4th May '13 1:18:26 PM jmcdavid
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* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Gavan shows shades of this with his Dimension Bomber attack.
2nd May '13 8:22:44 PM jmcdavid
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* TransformationIsAFreeAction: Justified, due to the whole transformation sequence taking 0.05 seconds.
29th Apr '13 4:58:46 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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-->''"[[ByThePowerOfGrayskull ELECTROPLATE!!]]"''
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-->''"[[ByThePowerOfGrayskull ELECTROPLATE!!]]"'' DEPOSITION!!]]"''

* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "JOUCHAKU!", which is the Japanese word for "electroplate".
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* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "JOUCHAKU!", which is the Japanese word for "electroplate"."deposition".

** Space Sheriff Alan who appears for a few episodes is played by [[KamenRiderV3 Hiroshi]] [[HimitsuSentaiGoranger Miyauchi]]. Best part? Shows up wearing a variation of his [[KaiketsuZubat Ken Hayakawa]] outfit.
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** Space Sheriff Alan who appears for a few episodes is played by [[KamenRiderV3 Hiroshi]] [[HimitsuSentaiGoranger Miyauchi]].HiroshiMiyauchi. Best part? Shows up wearing a variation of his [[KaiketsuZubat Ken Hayakawa]] outfit.

** Geki's partner Sherry is [[SamuraiSentaiShinkenger Suzuka Morita]]. * InstantArmor: Gavan can materialize his combat armor in .05 seconds. [[OnceAnEpisode Every time this happens]], the narrator informs the audience of this fact, then shows a slowed-down version of the Jouchaku/electroplating process where we can actually see the Gavan suit being beamed down from Gavan's ship.
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** Geki's partner Sherry is [[SamuraiSentaiShinkenger Suzuka Morita]]. * InstantArmor: Gavan can materialize his combat armor in .05 seconds. [[OnceAnEpisode Every time this happens]], the narrator informs the audience of this fact, then shows a slowed-down version of the Jouchaku/electroplating Jouchaku/deposition process where we can actually see the Gavan suit being beamed down from Gavan's ship.
16th Mar '13 9:20:29 AM Redkun
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Sometime in the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture not so distant future]], Earth is invaded by the evil Don Horror and his Makuu Mafia[[labelnote:*]]A portmanteau of the words for "archdevil/BlackMagic" and "evil".[[/labelnote]]. Rather than cause the EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, Don Horror plans to cause fear and panic amongst the populace and steal every valuable his minions can get their hands on. To help him achieve his ends, the monsters of the Makuu Mafia can use an "Axial Divertor" to suck people into a [[AnotherDimension frightening otherworld]] called "Makuu Space", where they gain three times their ordinary power.
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Sometime in the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture not so distant future]], Earth is invaded by the evil Don Horror and his Makuu Mafia[[labelnote:*]]A portmanteau of the words for "archdevil/BlackMagic" and "evil".[[/labelnote]]. Rather than cause the EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, Don Horror plans to cause fear and panic amongst the populace and steal every valuable his minions can get their hands on. To help him achieve his ends, the monsters of the Makuu Mafia can use an "Axial Divertor" to suck people victims into a [[AnotherDimension frightening otherworld]] called "Makuu Space", where they the Mafia gain three times their ordinary power.
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