The Samurai Sentai authorized by the Providence has one of the most enticing casts in recent memory; complex and deep characters prevail on both sides, and even seemingly one note characters and the MonsterOfTheWeek can surprise you.

Given the above, of course there's spoilers in the folders below-- some of them quite vital and occasionally unmarked. Don't read on if you're not a SpoilerHound!

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!!The Shiba Clan

!!The Shinkengers

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!!!'''Takeru Shiba/Shinken Red''' | [-Actor: Tori Matsuzaka-]

-> "Shinken Red. Shiba Takeru."

-> "For once, I am impressed!"

The 18th and current head of the Shiba clan. [[TheStoic Looks stern]], but actually pretty nice; [[{{Tsundere}} he'll try to hide it though]]. Takeru initially [[IWorkAlone went against Jii's urging and tried to fight the Gedoushu alone]], mainly because [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies he knows the toll facing them would take on his retainer's life.]] Once the first Ayakashi of this invasion appeared, however, he was forced to give in.

Takeru grew up being groomed as Shiba Clan's Lord. He faces most things in life, from fighting to training to winning a card game with his vassals, [[SeriousBusiness with the gravity and dignity of a samurai lord]].

[[spoiler:It is later revealed that Takeru's father actually served the head of the Shiba Clan and that Takeru's position is that of a [[BodyDouble kagemusha]] as the true heir, Shiba Kaoru, had not even been born yet and was not of age to take the position of lord.]]

[[folder:Tropes associated with Takeru]]

* {{Badass}}
* BerserkButton: While this goes for ALL the Samurai, Takeru has a special hurt coming for you if you harm one of his vassals. And do not question his commitment to the Shiba Clan's task. However, see Breaking Speech, below.
* {{Bishonen}}: His actor, Matsuzaka Touri, already fits the mold pretty damn well. Add Takeru's Tsundere traits and [[EvenTheGuysWantHim even the guys are squeeing]].
* [[spoiler: BodyDouble]]
* [[spoiler: BrainwashedAndCrazy: In the Goseiger vs. Shinkenger movie, complete with a [[DarkIsEvil blackened]] [[EvilCounterpart version]] of the [[SuperMode Super]] [[BadassLongcoat Mode]].]]
* BreakingSpeech: Every second time they meet, Juzo is pulling this on Takeru. Juzo often calls Takeru's qualities as a warrior into question, making this also a case of pushing a BerserkButton to goad Takeru into fighting him.
* CatchPhrase: He started the two {{Catch Phrase}}s which [[PhraseCatcher the others picked up]] pretty quickly.
* {{Determinator}}: A textbook example.
* DefrostingIceKing
* ElementalPowers: Takeru is the only Shinkenger to have used more then one element.
** PlayingWithFire: His primary element.
** ShockAndAwe: The Lightning Disk in his arsenal can execute lightning attacks. He uses it only a couple of times early in the series.
* FaceDoodling: Chiaki's #1 prized victim.
* FinishingMove: ''Shin Kaen no Mai'' [[note]]True Fiery Dance[[/note]]
* FreakyFridayFlip: The basis for his recurring embarrassment with ink cat whiskers. He'll probably never live it down...
* HeroicBSOD: Goes through them quite a bit throughout the series.
* ImageSong: Matsuzaka is the only member of the cast not to sing one. Instead, we get Young Fresh singing about Takeru with clips of dialogue sampled in. The song is aptly called "''Shinken Red, Ippitsu Sōjō!''".
* InstantExpert: Averted. Takeru's been training, arguably since he can remember, to fight Gedoushu.
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: Non-romantic example here: The reason Takeru had been refusing to call for his vassals, or deal with any other person for that matter, is more because [[BecauseDestinySaysSo as the lord of Shiba clan]], [[DoomMagnet he will clash with Gedoushu again and again]], and there will be victims sooner or later [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold even if he doesn't want it]]; despite what his [[JerkAss initial demeanor]] will have you believe.
** [[spoiler:That and he does not believe a [[BodyDouble shadow warrior]] deserves a lord's respect.]]
* IWorkAlone: This is how he started out, but [[DefrostingIceQueen he gradually softens up]] over the course. In his defense, though, he ''was'' a lot better than the rest back then, having prior experience. He's also got a decent reason for this attitude, too, [[spoiler:as he doesn't want anyone to give their life for a lie.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Aloof and keeps insisting on working alone before turning into a Tsundere from friendship.
* JapanesePronouns: "Ore".
* LampshadeHanging: Because he borders on TheComicallySerious and is reasonably GenreSavvy, Takeru often ends up making sure those bulbs aren't bare; mainly when he's introduced with an overly long presentation spee-
--> '''Takeru''': Too long.
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: The first one to don the [[BadassLongcoat Super and Hyper Shinkenger attires]] and the [[spoiler:Mogyu Bazooka]]. He also gets to control the [[spoiler:Ushi Origami]] by himself.
* LiarRevealed: Happens in #44 and #45.
* TheLeader: The red guy is always the main good guy.
* MasterSwordsman: His swordsmanship is very impressive compare to any character. There's a reason Juzo is obsessed in beating him
* MeaningfulName: "''Shi''"/"Will(power)", and "''Take''" related to variations of "Strength" and "Hero", describing his [[TheDeterminator Determinator]] [[TheHero Hero]] status.
* NotSoAboveItAll: When he is first confronted by Mako's cooking (she is making dinner for Ryunosuke while he is on a stake-out), he turns to Chiaki and asks, "Do you think that Ryunosuke will survive?" with a smirk on his face.
* ParentalAbandonment: Takeru witnessed his father die during the Dokoku's Raid on the Shiba Clan manor.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Ryunosuke and Genta's red.
** During ''Shinkenger vs. Go-Onger'', he's the blue oni to Sosuke's red oni.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: During ''Goseiger vs. Shinkenger'', he's the manly man to Alata's sensitive guy.
* SeriousBusiness: From fighting hellspawns to confronting bad cooking or playing cards, Takeru seems to face all challenges thrown his way in the same demeanor. When his {{Determinator}} side emerges, this can make him a bad opponent to be fighting. When his tsuntsun side emerges, this can make the man nigh unbearable to deal with.
* SignatureMove:
** Shinkenmaru: ''[[FlamingSword Kaen no Mai]]'' [[note]]Fiery Dance[[/note]]
** Rekka Daizantou: ''Hyakka Ryōran'' [[note]]Many Fires Profusion[[/note]]
* TheStoic: Outdone by none, [[spoiler:save Kaoru, who's even higher on the scale]]. One small smile on his lips speaks volumes.
** NotSoStoic: Also a prominent part of his nature, as seen slowly emerging throught the series.
* [[spoiler:SuperpoweredEvilSide: Gedou Shinken Red in the ''Goseiger vs. Shinkenger'' movie.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Quite a pants-wetter as a child, according to Jii. Now? Well, just take a look at the above examples.
* TrueCompanions: Despite being unwilling to summon his vassals initially, he grew to like and warmed up to them, little by little. Well past the halfway point of the series, he's ''really'' fond of them, and won't tolerate any harm done to them, a feeling which the others also return. Which is why he says that [[spoiler:he's got nothing left when he's taken away from his friends after TheReveal]].
* {{Tsundere}}: Instances vary from subtle to straight, often pairing with HeroicBSOD for added "fun".
* WeaponOfChoice
** SwissArmyWeapon: Rekka Daizantou [[note]]''Blazing Great Slicing Sword''[[/note]]
*** {{BFS}}: Standard mode
*** {{BFG}}: [[AllYourPowersCombined Ozutsu Mode]]
** DualWielding: Takeru has proven to be quite capable with it, [[spoiler:be it sword-sword or sword-gun]].
*** Taken to the extreme [[spoiler:in the final episode, where he uses Tanba's personal ''mojikara'' disc to dual-wield the ''[[{{BFS}} Rekka Daizantou'']]]]!
** WhipSword: [[spoiler:Kyoryumaru, the first Shinken Red's sword and an Origami in itself.]]
** HandCannon: [[spoiler:Mogyu Bazooka]]
* WhyDidItHaveToBe [[spoiler:that HauntedHouse]]?
* WorthyOpponent: Seen by Juzo as the biggest one ever.
* YouKilledMyFather: His father died in a Gedoushu raid on the mansion.

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!!!'''Ryunosuke Ikenami/Shinken Blue''' | [-Actor: Creator/HirokiAiba-]

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-> "Similarly, Blue. Ikenami Ryunosuke."

-> "[[ChewingTheScenery TONOOOO!]]"

A kabuki actor prior to being [[HeroSecretService called to become Takeru's vassal]]. Very, ''VERY'' [[LargeHam dramatic]], partially thanks to his environment and upbringing. The YesMan to Takeru, and [[ButtMonkey often played for comedy]], despite [[TheLancer being the second-in-command]].

Ryunosuke was considered TheScrappy by many early in the show's run, but [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap that call was premature]]. Perhaps due to being the product of both samurai and kabuki training, [[LargeHam under that hammy exterior]] is [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass one of the most devoted and competent members of the team]].

[[folder:Tropes associated with Ryunosuke]]

* BerserkButton: Having grown up in a traditional upbringing and a Kabuki business, he has strong attachments to both his parents. As such, calling him "''Faza-kon''"[[note]]"Father complex"[[/note]] or "''Maza-kon''"[[note]]"Mother complex"[[/note]] is one of the worst insults he could ever hear.
** Go ahead and say/do something that could even vaguely be interpreted as insulting Takeru. [[SchmuckBait Go ahead.]]
* {{Badass}}: Able to fight Takeru to a standstill. Also, he's the second most skilled ranger of the group.
* {{Bishonen}}: Aiba's Bishonen qualities are played into Ryunosuke's looks.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Tsukkomi to Genta's Boke.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: In Act #9, with an OpenTheIris effect to boot.
* ButtMonkey: Less frequent after his CrowningMomentOfAwesome in Act 7, but still an aspect.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: consider that despite his LargeHam tendencies, he is still ''very'' good at what he does, not just ''Shinkenger''-wise but on the kabuki stage as well.
* CatchPhrase: TONOOOOO!
** Also, variations on "Do not X our lord that way!"
* ChewingTheScenery: "Tonooooooo!"
* {{Crossdresser}}: Since Kabuki theater demands the actors to indiscriminately play both genders, he's the go to guy when it comes up; he thinks his skill in this needs work.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: ButtMonkey. LargeHam. {{Narm}} machine. Master fencer and archer. Second in command of a team of demon-slaying Samurai.
* [[DisproportionateRetribution Disproportionate Penance]]: If he realizes he made a big mistake to his friends, he won't be satisfied with just an accepted apology; he'll ''demand'' physical punishment to be administered to him. And he tends to go ''way'' over the top [[YesMan whenever his lord is involved]]. He does mellow out on this over the series though... a bit.
* DoggedNiceGuy: More so early on. CharacterDevelopment hit shortly after Ryuunosuke got his ship [[ShipSinking sank]] by Mako. While he still has moments, they don't get in the way of his calling.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: The Shinkengers have him disguised as a bride on one occasion.
* FinishingMove: ''Shin Suiryu no Mai'' [[note]]True Current's Dance[[/note]]
* HeroSecretService: Ryu-san is arguably one of the two most likely to instantly risk their lives for Takeru. In fact, concern about his Tono's well-being can distract Shinken Blue in battle.
* ImageSong: "''Aonami Yonaoshi''" [[note]]''Blue Wave World Reformation''[[/note]]
* JapanesePronouns: "Watashi".
* JumpedAtTheCall: Did he ever. While he's later shown to have some hesitations[[note]]Act 35.[[/note]], he's been a committed Samurai from Act 1.
* TheLancer: Ryunosuke is Takeru's second-in-command. [[note]]When the other four stand alone sans Takeru, note they're always "Ryu-tachi" - "Ryu's group". Contrast his personality with Takeru, TheLeader, and you'll see why the early call on this role, Chiaki, is a little off. Yes, this time TheLancer is a hammy and hyperactive YesMan. And it ''works''.[[/note]]
* LargeHam: Due to being a kabuki actor.
* MakingASplash
* MeaningfulName: Ryunosuke: "''Ike''"/"Pond" and "''Nami''"/"Wave" represents his element. "''Ryuu''"/"Mannerism" refers to his well-mannered stature, and a homophone for "Dragon", his Origami.
* MommasBoy[=/=]WellDoneSonGuy: Implied by Zuboshimeshi, the Ayakashi of insults.
* OcularGushers: If this were an anime, Ryunosuke's teary moments would definitely end in these. Aiba deserves full credit here for invoking this sans anime cues.
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: he's not only trained in both ''kabuki'' AND ''samurai'' skills as well as basic Mojikara usage, but goes so far as to ''develop'' the [=TenkuuShinkenOh=] combination, complete with the ''kanji'' needed to activate it.
* PluckyComicRelief
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Takeru's blue. (One of two)
* SignatureMove:
** Shinkenmaru: ''Suiryu no Mai'' [[note]]Current's Dance[[/note]]
** Water Arrow: ''Meikyō Shisui'' [[note]]Clear and Serene[[/note]]
* TheStarscream: PlayedForLaughs in the V-Cinema special. [[spoiler:Ryuunosuke's illusion involves him being the leader of the Shinkenger, making Takeru bow to him. Others called him out for it in the real world, but of course Ryuu-san denied and pointed out his HeroicSacrifice in the Sci-Fi illusion.]]
** Occasionally played for laughs, but as often for drama - Ryu-san takes his duty to his lord ''very'' seriously.
* TheStraightAndArrowPath: Water Arrow.
* TrueCompanions: Ryunosuke seems to be trying to actively build the Samurai-tachi into this from day one. As is often the case with Ryu-san, half his attempts are annoying as hell.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Chiaki and Genta. Mostly because of the vast contrast in personalities.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[TheArcher Water Arrow.]]
* YesMan: Unquestioningly loyal to his Lord. [[spoiler:This leads to a HeroicBSOD after TheReveal when he feels his loyalties clashing.]]

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!!!'''Mako Shiraishi/Shinken Pink''' | [-Actress: Rin Takanashi-]

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-> "Similarly, Pink. Shiraishi Mako."

-> "Being our Lord doesn't necessarily mean you have to be perfect, you know?"

Originally a kindergarten teacher. [[OneeSama Mature]], [[SugarAndIceGirl levelheaded]] and [[CoolBigSis reliable]]. [[TheHeart Always count on her to comfort whoever's feeling down]].

Mako was at first abandoned by her parents and was left to be raised by her grandmother. Her samurai training robbed her of any chance of a childhood like a normal girl; this shows big time in her protectiveness of children. She dreams of being a HouseWife, but [[LethalChef is really horrid at cooking]].

[[folder:Tropes associated with Mako]]

* BerserkButton: Hurt her true companions, hurt children... and Nee-san's got your TranquilFury right here.
* BlowYouAway
* CoolBigSis: One of the most levelheaded and calm characters of the team.
* CooldownHug: To anyone in need.
* DesignatedGirlFight: Tends to get matched in fights against Usukawa Dayuu. And after [[spoiler:witnessing Dayu's past in her dream]], she seems to be drawn to her in a fight; possibly due to part-sympathy.
* FinishingMove: ''Shin Tenku no Mai'' [[note]]True Heavenly Dance[[/note]]
* FriendToAllChildren: And anyone who's in need of a CooldownHug.
* GirlinessUpgrade: When it comes to Kaoru joining the team.
* TheHeart
* ImageSong: "''Nadeshiko Shinken, Hanafubuki''" [[note]]Carnation Shinken, Falling Cherry Blossom''[[/note]]
** [[spoiler:She sings it in the V-Cinema special during her dream sequence of becoming an IdolSinger.]]
* JapanesePronouns: "Atashi".
* LethalChef: We can't stress this enough: DON'T! Touch. Mako's cooking... if you value your life.
** Mako has never flipped off about this and instead just admits she still has a long way to go when she found out the boys were badmouthing her cooking.
* MeaningfulName: "''Shiro''"/"White", the clouds in the sky, "''Ishi''", homophone for "Will", and "''Ko''"/"Child". Roughly translates as "Sincere child"; either herself or the nature of pure and innocent children she takes care of.
* OhCrap: When you see her holding an apron, run like the wind and ''don't look back''.
* OneeSama
* PaperFanOfDoom: Heaven Fan.
* ParentalAbandonment: She was raised by her grandmother, who wanted to train her as the next [=ShinkenPink=], forcing her father to leave her behind and [[spoiler:take care of her crippled mother instead]]. [[spoiler:They got a tearful reunion in Act 34.]]
* ShipTease: At first with Ryuunosuke, but she [[ShipSinking personally sent torpedoes to sink it]], showing her SugarAndIce qualities. Towards the end of the series she was getting closer to Takeru, but then she got (comical) ShipTease with Chiaki ''and'' Kotoha in ''Shinkenger Returns''.
* SignatureMove:
** Shinkenmaru: ''Tenku no Mai'' [[note]]Heavenly Dance[[/note]]
** Heaven Fan: ''Hakuryoku Manten'' [[note]]Whole Sky Impact[[/note]]
* TheStoic: Not quite Takeru level, but she's usually calm enough.
** NotSoStoic: But when you throw in her parents to the picture.
*** Or when she feels the need to mother someone.
* SugarAndIceGirl: She's essentially the team's psychologist.
* TeamMom
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Initially the Tomboy to Kotoha's Girly Girl. Later on, she is also the Girly Girl to Kaoru's Tomboy.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak
* WeaponOfChoice: [[CombatHandFan Heaven Fan.]]
* YamatoNadeshiko: She has the serenity, the maturity, the nuturting nature and she fights with a paper fan! The only problem is [[LethalChef her cooking]].
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!!!'''Chiaki Tani/Shinken Green''' | [-Actor: Shogo Suzuki-]

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-> "Similarly, Green. Tani Chiaki."

-> "[[TheRival Someday, I'll definitely surpass you]]."

The rebel to Takeru. Lax, and not a very good fighter to start, but [[TheSmartGuy a quick thinker]] who relies on [[BatmanGambit unorthodox methods]].

His growth over the series made early calls marking him TheLancer to be retracted. Chiaki, interestingly, seems to be the one to anchor the others to the 'reality' of being samurai in the modern age, often striving to get the others to relax or see things from another perspective. His fighting style and tactical approach starts and remains unorthodox-- and proves an asset.

[[folder:Tropes associated with Chiaki]]

* BatmanGambit: As TheSmartGuy of the team, these are Chiaki's most {{Badass}} moments.
* BerserkButton: Chiaki has been shown to be VERY protective of Kotoha, despite her being acknowledged as being a better Samurai than he is. He's the first to go charging blindly after the [[spoiler:Ayakashi that stole Kotoha's soul in Act 20]]. He later pulls one of his most clever Mojikara uses to [[spoiler:get Mako and his father out of a hostage situation]]. Go after the Wood Samurai's loved ones, get pwned.
* CharacterDevelopment: Remember the guy who refused to lower his head or even follow orders from a designated lord? Well, [[spoiler:guess who's the first one to happily lower his head when said lord is reinstated towards the end of the series]]. It can't get any more blatant than that, can it?
* FaceDoodling: If he's annoyed, or just for fun. Takeru is his prized doodle victim.
* FinishingMove: ''Shin Kogarashi no Mai'' [[note]]True Winter Wind's Dance[[/note]]
* GenreSavvy
* GreenThumb
* ImageSong: "''Shinken days, Never give up, ''Dōchū''''" [[note]]''On the Journey''[[/note]].
* InstantExpert: Averted; he didn't take his training seriously, and was the weakest member in the beginning. In fact, the fact that Chiaki's training wasn't as intense actually justifies ConservationOfNinjutsu, and allows us the fun of seeing him [[TookALevelInBadass level up]].
* JapanesePronouns: "Ore".
* KidAppealCharacter
* MeaningfulName: "''Tani''"/"Valley", where trees grow; "''Chi''"/"Thousand", the abundance of trees and leaves; and "''Aki''"/"Dawn, Awaken", reminding of his late-bloomer trait. Also, his Kanji can be read "''Ki''".
* MechaExpansionPack: Kabuto Origami grants [=ShikenOh=] [[BeamSpam multiple long-range beam]] capabilities.
* TheRival: He considers Takeru as the person he'll surpass someday.
* ShipTease: Has lots of "moments" alone with Kotoha, who's another "junior" of the team like himself.
* SignatureMove:
** Shinkenmaru: ''Kogarashi no Mai'' [[note]]Winter Wind's Dance[[/note]]
** Wood Spear: ''Taiki Bansei'' [[note]]Large Treed Late Bloomer[[/note]]
* TheSmartGuy: One of two. He may not seem like it initially, but his quick thinking and unorthodox methods definitely make him qualify.
* SourSupporter: Initially. It's why many consider Chiaki as TheLancer early on.
* TookALevelInBadass: Chiaki takes several over the course of the series, as he neglected much of his training before he was summoned.
* TrueCompanions: Despite being the one who protested the most about his lifelong mission, he's also the first to [[spoiler:refuse to follow Kaoru as her retainer. If not for Takeru's personal request, he most likely would have walked off for good like Genta]].
* VitriolicBestBuds: He initially didn't get along well with Ryunosuke, due to his attitude about his mission. As the series progressed, he still fight with Ryunosuke, but not as much, and Act 37 shows that when not quarreling, they're downright complimentary in thought and deed.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[BladeOnAStick Wood Spear.]]
* ZorroMark: His default finisher with the [=ShinkenMaru=][[note]]Kogarashi no Mai[[/note]] involves carving his "wood" kanji [[PaintingTheMedium on screen.]]

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!!!'''Kotoha Hanaori/Shinken Yellow''' | [-Actress: Suzuka Morita-]

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-> "Similarly, Yellow. Hanaori Kotoha."

-> "Tono-sama?"

TheChick-CuteBruiser dual pack; a [[ShrinkingViolet shy, quiet]] and [[CuteClumsyGirl a bit clumsy]] [[KansaiDialect country girl]]. Her loyalty to Takeru rivals Ryunosuke's.

Originally, Kotoha's older sister was supposed to take the place of Shinken Yellow, but because was she often very ill, Kotoha became Shinken Yellow in her stead. Unlike the others initially, she had no regret in becoming Takeru's vassal and willingly volunteered to serve him battle despite his initially cold personality.

[[folder:Tropes associated with Kotoha]]

* TheChick
* CuteBruiser
* CuteClumsyGirl: Especially prevalent near the earlier part of the series.
* DishingOutDirt
* FinishingMove: ''Shin Tsuchikemuri no Mai'' [[note]]True Dust Cloud's Dance[[/note]]
* FuumaShuriken: Land Slicer
* ImageSong: "''Hannari, Metcha Bushidō Girl''" [[note]]''Elegance, The Extreme Girl''[[/note]]
* KansaiDialect
* {{Keigo}}
* JapanesePronouns: "Uchi".
* MeaningfulName Kotoha: "''Hana''"/"Flower" for her gentle and innocent nature. Combine with "''Ori''"/"To weave" and "''Kotoha''", possibly relating to "''Kotoba''"/"Words", and the result is a poetic meaning of "words beautiful as flowers weaved together", a nod to her softspoken nature.[[note]][[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory Or it could be overanalysis.]][[/note]]
* ThePollyanna
* ReplacementGoldfish: She always felt like she had to live up to her sister, since she's taking her place as Shinken Yellow.
* ShipTease: The strongest indications of such are with both Chiaki and Takeru, though by series' end, neither pairing came to fruition.
* ShrinkingViolet
* SignatureMove:
** Shinkenmaru: ''Tsuchikemuri no Mai'' [[note]]Dust Cloud's Dance[[/note]]
** Land Slicer: ''Funtō Doryoku'' [[note]]All Out Earth Power[[/note]]
* SpinAttack: Her "''Sarumawashi''"[[note]]Monkey Spin[[/note]] and it's SuperMode variant.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Girly Girl to Mako, then Kaoru's, Tomboy
* WeaponOfChoice: [[PrecisionGuidedBoomerang Land Slicer.]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: She does this with short pants instead of skirts.

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!!!'''Genta Umemori/Shinken Gold''' | [-Actor: Keisuke Sohma-]

-> "Similarly, Gold. Umemori Genta."

-> "Yosh! Now for the Victory ''Ipponjime''!"

Genta was a suspicious sushi seller who suddenly arrived in town. But when the Shinkengers were pinned down by the Ayakashi of the week, he revealed himself as Shinken Gold, and much to the vassals' surprise, Takeru's childhood friend.

Personality-wise, Genta is hyperactive and childish for his age, but like Ryunosuke, his capabilities are, albeit not intentionally, hidden beneath this behaviour.

[[folder:Tropes associated with Genta]]

* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: His business attire and Ranger form all revolve around Sushi. Justified in that Genta created most of his own arsenal by himself.
* AudienceSurrogate: The only Shinkenger who is an ordinary citizen and not born into a samurai family.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Boke to Ryuunosuke's Tsukkomi.
* CharacterTic: He tends to roll up his sleeves [[LetsGetDangerous when he gets serious]].
* ChefOfIron
* ChewingTheScenery
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: [[http://s917.photobucket.com/albums/ad16/DrakosAmatras/Posters/UmemoriGenta.jpg Going quite far on both sides]].
* DeusExitMachina: Despite being powerful, Genta would often be absent from battles (presumably running his sushi stand) or sent off on a separate mission while the others went to do something else.
* GadgeteerGenius: He reverse-engineered the Shinkengers' technology to build his own transformation device, weapon and Origami.
* HeyYou: He's the ''only'' one who dares call his Lord "Take-chan".
* IaijutsuPractitioner: He mastered this way of fighting - self-taught with a ReverseGrip, no less. It's taken UpToEleven here: his quickdraw ability is such that by resheathing his sword after each strike, he is able to ''[[BladeSpam spam it,]]'' making a dozen strikes before he even appears to have done anything.
* ImageSong: "''Gold Ninjō, Ipponjime''"[[note]]''"Gold Hospitality, Ipponjime"''[[/note]]
* JapanesePronouns: "Ore".
* LargeHam: Rivals Ryunosuke.
* LightEmUp
* ManChild, bordering on BunnyEarsLawyer territory.
* MeaningfulName: "''Ume''" could be a verbal variation of "''Umai''"/"Delicious" here. Add it to "''Mori''"/"Helping" and it makes sense: "Delicious Serving", a direct reference to his foodstall business.
* PluckyComicRelief
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Takeru's blue. (One of two)
* ReverseGrip: He holds the Sakanamaru and its scabbard backwards. His backhanded Iai style itself is lampshaded as unusual.
* SelfProclaimedKnight
* SeriousBusiness: When you realize that under the ChefOfIron with little social grace and LargeHam tendencies Genta treats almost everything ''with the same weight that Takeru does'', you realize the two childhood friends have almost as much in common as they do in opposition.
* SignatureMove: ''Hyakumai Oroshi''[[note]]Hundred Fillets[[/note]]
* SixthRanger
* TheNicknamer: Calls Takeru "Take-chan", and even has nicknames for his ''Origami'': Ika-chan for the Ika Origami, and Ebizo for the Ebi Origami.
* TheSmartGuy: One of two. In his case, his ability to manipulate Mojikara and create new mecha.
* SoOkayItsAverage: {{In-universe}}. Despite being a Sushi-themed Ranger, the sushi he makes is often labeled as such.
* SpamAttack: His "''Oroshi''" slash-storms.
* WeaponOfChoice: [=SakanaMaru=]
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!!!'''Kaoru Shiba/Shinken Red (Female)''' | [-Actor: Runa Natsui-]

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-> "Shinken Red. Shiba Kaoru."

-> "I will succeed! That's why I'm here, Father!"

The true 18th head of the Shiba Clan who was hidden away and taken care of by one of her father's personal retainers in order to keep her and the Shiba Clan sealing character, the power to seal away Dokoku, safe from the Gedoushu. In her stead, [[BodyDouble Takeru took her place as lord]] as she trained and mastered the sealing character. Toward the end of the series, she returned to take her place as lord, but her vassals, who were more attached to Takeru, had a hard time following her.

Kaoru initially appears [[TheStoic stoic]], serious, and focused on her duty to defeat the Gedoushu, much like Takeru in the early parts of the series, making her difficult to approach, especially when she's with her stubborn retainer, Tanba. However, like Takeru, she turns out to be much nicer than she appears.

[[folder:Tropes associated with Kaoru]]

* CuteBruiser
* DistaffCounterpart: To Takeru.
* EleventhHourRanger: Though she actually replaces Takeru as leader. Once Takeru is made the official lord, she no longer goes into battle.
* InstantExpert: Like the others, averted. The whole point of her being hidden was so she could master the sealing character.
* JapanesePronouns: "Watashi".
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: As the other Shinken Red and the true lord, this is a given.
* TheOjou: Everyone addresses her as "''Hime-sama''"[[note]]Princess[[/note]]. Tanba, her personal retainer, treats her as such and tries to get everyone else to do the same. She, on the other hand, is not especially fond of being treated this way.
* ParentalAbandonment: Her father died sealing away Dokoku before she was born. Her mother was apparently pregnant with her around the time of the raid, but outside of that, nothing is mentioned about her still being alive.
* [[spoiler:PassingTheTorch: She steps down as lord and makes Takeru her successor. In order for this to legally work, however, she adopts him despite being ''younger'' than him.]]
* [[spoiler:QuicklyDemotedWoman: Though to be fair, she was also quickly promoted and willingly stepped down for good reason.]]
* PerpetualFrowner: [[GrumpyBear Kaoru is never know for her smile.]]
** WhenSheSmiles: [[spoiler:At some point during the ''vs Goseiger'' crossover she did so out of nowhere. ''And it was adorable.'']]
* PlayingWithFire: Because she's direct successor to the Shiba Clan, her fire Mojikara is generally stronger than Takeru's.
* RunningGag: Anytime Tanba, her retainer, annoys her or starts making JerkAss comments towards her vassals or her BodyDouble, she hits him with a PaperFanOfDoom.
* SmallGirlBigGun
* TheStoic: Moreso than Takeru.
** NotSoStoic: Witness her telling off Tanba in the last act for his priorities being out of order.
* SugarAndIceGirl
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Mako [[note]]initially a tomboy herself[[/note]] and Kotoha's Girly Girls.
* WeaponOfChoice: Her arsenal is the same as Takeru's, though she never shown using the Kyoryu Origami.
* YouKilledMyFather: Her father died in the Gedoushu raid before she was born. Her motivation for mastering the sealing character appears to stem from this.
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!!Allies

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!!!Hikoma Kusakabe, a.k.a: Jii | [-Actor: Goro Ibuki-]

-> "Well done, my Lord!"

The Shiba household's retainer. [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone calls him "Jii"]]. Beside helping make sure the Shiba's traditional style Japanese mansion runs smoothly, he trains the Samurai in use of their mojikara and often oversees sword training and the like. He can be very nice and respectable, despite his [[SternTeacher strictness]]. Just don't [[BadassBiker go]] [[BadassGrandpa against]] him...

* BattleButler: Sort of. He's old, but at least capable of giving a beatdown if needed.
* BadassBiker: He has a bike, but rarely uses it. Probably because it looks odd with his attire.
* BadassGrandpa: He. Kicks. Ass. Just watch Act 38 and the finale.
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone Calls Him Jii]]
* LargeHam: By virtue of being played by a JidaiGeki veteran, but not as dramatic or often as Ryunosuke or Genta; he's the mildest of the three Hams in the series, in fact.
* MeaningfulName: Jii's name is simple; a different reading of the Kanji "''Samurai''". It also puns lightly on one of the least formal ways to address an elder, often translated as "grandfather". What's more, "Jii" is also a very common name in Japanese media - perhaps almost a nominal stereotype - to address well-aged butlers. All three surprisingly fits him perfectly.
* ParentalAbandonment: not his own fault though. His work with the Shiba household leaves him just ''one day a year'' to visit his wife's grave ''and'' his daughter and her family, which he's had to give a miss ''several times.''
* ParentalSubstitute: Raised Takeru after the ''tono's'' father was killed in the Gedoshu raid on Shiba manor.
* SternTeacher
* TeamDad
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!!!The Kuroko

-> "[[TheVoiceless ...]]"

The Shiba household's servant crew, dressed as traditional Japanese stage hands-- and they expect to be as ignored. Besides helping Jii maintain the Shiba's ancestral home, they serve as heralds for the Shinkengers, carrying the elaborate curtains and war drums that often accompany the Samurai's entrance. They can even provide distraction and minor battle support, but mostly clear civilians from an area so the Samurai-tachi can focus on the battle at hand.

* BunnyEarsLawyer: Don't be fooled by the archaic attires; they're incredibly adept at their tasks, be it at the mansion or the battlefield.
* RedShirt: Averted.
* TheVoiceless: They communicate with 100% body language (except for very few occasions when they whisper to Jii). [[spoiler:There's two exceptions in the whole series; one is because [[KamenRiderDecade he's not from the same dimension as them]] and [[ChekhovsGunman the other becomes important later.]]]]
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!!![=DaiGoyo=] | [-Voice actor: Koichi Tochika-]

-> "Move it, move it, move it!!" [[note]]"''Goyo de, goyo de, goyo de!!''"[[/note]]

A lantern brought to life through Genta's Mojikara. Acts as the TeamPet and can grow to Mecha scale, [[VerbalTic goyo de!]]

* FaceHeelTurn: Pulls one for about 30 seconds in the ''Shinkenger/Go-Onger'' team-up. He arrives on Samurai World and helps police capture 4 of the main characters. He comes to them in their jail cell shortly afterwords to help them escape, appologizing that he (being based on a feudal police lantern) got caught up in the moment and didn't realize it was them.
* LightEmUp: Well he is an offshoot of Genta, whose element is light. Can be so bright hidden secrets are revealed and enemies can be blinded.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: Being fashioned on an Edo police officer, [=DaiGoyo=]'s name and VerbalTic have an interesting reference built in: Go-yo was what Edo period lawmen would say to clear the way when they were on official business. At night, they would carry latterns with the phrase on them in kanji.
* SecretKeeper: Sort of. During the events of both Shinkenger team-up movies, [[spoiler:he was the only character to witness an [[EarlyBirdCameo upcoming new Sentai team]] when they fought against Gedoushu members who attempted to do some sinister plan while the Shinkengers and the other team were busy fighting the big bad of the movie. After the brief fight, the team would notice [=DaiGoyo=] and ask him not to tell the other teams about themselves]].
* TeamPet
* VerbalTic: Goyo de!
* WeaponOfChoice:
** ImprobableWeaponUser: Himself.
** MacrossMissileMassacre: His finisher.

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!!Gedoushu

!!!Chimatsuri Dokoku | [-Voice actor: Rintaro Nishi-]

-> "WHERE'S MY SAKE!?!"

The BigBad [[BadBoss Boss]]. Lives on a GhostShip in the Sanzu river. [[HairTriggerTemper Extremely irritable]], and spends much of his time [[OrcusOnHisThrone doing nothing]] but [[DrowningMySorrows drinking sake]].

* [[spoiler:AuthorityEqualsAsskicking]]
* The Dreaded: Considering Rintaro Nishi is the voice of Shadam, Dairanger audiences might wonder whether Dokoku is going to pull off some ridiculous *Kick the Dog stunts to parents and children. We can thank our lucky stars he doesn't - [[spoilers: slightly subverted - he steps on Dayu's remnants without any sign of remorse]]
* BadBoss Dokoku is verbally abusive to all of his underlings, and has a well-earned reputation for killing any of his minions who can not prove their helpfulness to him, whether through [[YouHaveFailedMe failure]], or [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness being of no further use to his plans]]. Even so, Dokoku doesn't play this trope straight, as he also he's seen giving a peptalk to a maimed Ayakashi, and has been talked out of killing failed underlings on at least two occasions.
* {{BFS}}: Shoryu Bakuzanto
* BigBad
* [[spoiler:DevourTheDragon: Kills a [[ShootTheDog mortally wounded Dayu]] and absorbs her, allowing him to resist the seal against him. Though Dayu allowed him to do so, and he was visibly upset when she died.]]
* [[DrowningMySorrows Drowning My Rage]]
* HairTriggerTemper: He makes [[Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger Maku]] seem pale in comparison.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Out of the whole series, there are only '''3''' Acts where he does something other than chugging down sake. [[spoiler:The reason being he dries up much faster than any other Gedoushuu.]]
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!!!Usukawa Dayu | [-Voice actress [[spoiler:(just actress in flashbacks)]]: Creator/RomiPark-]

-> "At last, I can let go of my human past too."

The only regular female Gedoushuu. Can be seen playing a [[InstrumentOfMurder Shamisen Of Murder]]. Can be considered a DarkChick.

* DarkChick
* [[spoiler:HerHeartWillGoOn]]: [[spoiler:She is able to finally let go of her past and Shinza.]]
* InstrumentOfMurder: Her Shamisen.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple
* [[spoiler:WasOnceAMan]]
* [[spoiler:{{Yandere}}]]
* Hey It's That Voice: Her most renowned role is Edward Alric from Full Metal Alchemist

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!!!Hone no Shitari | [-Voice actor: [[Creator/YuichiNagashima Cho]]-]

-> "I wish to keep on living, even if I have to surrender half of my remaining lifespan for that!"

MadScientist and TheStrategist. Looks suspisciously like [[Creator/HPLovecraft Cthulhu]]. Rarely leaves the ship, and instead constantly makes plans to increase Sanzu River's water.

[[spoiler: [[NotQuiteDead Thought to have died during the Shinkenger finale]]. However, he survives the Rokumon Junk's sinking and reappears in ''Goseiger vs. Shinkenger'', where he assists Buredoran of the Chimatsuri. But after learning of Buredoran's true intensions, Shitari escapes and forms an army of [[PaletteSwap black versions]] of the Nanashi and Nosakamata to regain the Sanzu River's water. Unfortunately, before he could put his plan into action, he is stopped by the ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'', who quickly destroy his army and then him after assuming the forms of [[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger the]] [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger previous]] [[Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger five]] [[Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger Red]] [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger Rangers.]]]]

* BadassBookworm: Despite usually staying on the junk and studying old records, he is able to hold his own quite well the few times he directly engages in battle.
* {{Cthulhumanoid}}
* CombatTentacles
* EvilGenius
* EvilWizard
* OldRetainer: Implied to be this to Dokoku.
* TheStrategist
* UndyingLoyalty: To Dokoku
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!!!Fuwa Juzo | [-Actor: Mitsuru Karahashi-]

-> "All I want is to fight... until even my marrow turns into dust."

An [[EnigmaticMinion enigmatic Gedoushu swordsman]] whom the others consider a "stray". [[BloodKnight Loves fighting]], and has a [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou one-sided]] [[TheRival rivalry]] towards Takeru.

* BloodKnight: Probably the darkest, sickest take on this trope in the franchise' history, ALL he cares about is fighting and killing, Akumaro's plan with him fails because he actually thought he cared about something else.
* TheBrute: He doesn't take much attention in strategies or such, all he cares about is slicing people up.
* {{Expy}}: Of Jin from ''Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger.''
* MasterSwordsman: He was the leader of a samurai clan after all... Even Takeru has difficulty in beating him.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Willingly to save Takeru knowing what awaits him should Dokoku find out just so that he and Takeru can have a DuelToTheDeath.
* TheRival
* WasOnceAMan: And still retains his human form.
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!!!Sujigarano Akumaro | [-Voice actor: Creator/RyoHorikawa-]

-> "This pain...I see it. This is...this is...hahahaha..."

An [[AffablyEvil unusually polite]] EnigmaticMinion who surfaces after Dokoku's power boost; an expert [[TheChessmaster schemer]] with a [[SlasherSmile perpetual grin]]. [[spoiler:[[ForegoneConclusion Eventually turns]] [[TheStarscream Starscream]] after Dokoku's PhlebotinumBreakdown.]]

* TheDragon: Akumaro commands a whole slew of personal Ayakashi and gets away with screwing Doukokuu once. That speaks a lot about his power.
** DragonWithAnAgenda
** DragonInChief: Due to Dokoku playing Orcus On His Throne for most of the series [[spoiler: though we see Dokoku is MUCH stronger than him.]]
* EvilSorcerer: He's good at what can be considered a Gedoushu {{Onmyodo}}.
* KnightOfCerebus: His plans are even more elaborate than the one's Shiratori devises and he [[spoiler: orchestrated Fuuwa Juzo's *Start of Darkness by murdering his parents - Subverted: Juzo doesn't give a shit about his parents' death and pulls an Eviler Than Thou. Akumaro is so disgustingly impressed he compliments Juzo as a "true Gedou"]]
* FauxAffablyEvil
* GenreSavvy: Introduces the Kirigami - his personal army of Elite Mooks
* BrainsAndBondage
* {{Hedonist}}: To ridiculous sadomasochistic levels
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: He's strong [[spoiler: but he knows better than to fight Dokoku.]]
* HellOnEarth: Around his debut point, he mentions that he wishes to create it. [[spoiler:Turns out that [[ChekhovsGun he means it literally]] when he reveals his plan to reverse Hell and Earth, even betraying his fellow Gedoushu to make it happen.]]
** HellSeeker
* NoblewomansLaugh: Hoh hoh hoh...
* OmnicidalManiac: Extends to his Ayakashi as well
* [[spoiler: TheStarscream: A pretty successful one, his manages to largely get away from Dokoku's attempts to punish him unscathed, his plans instead failing because of Juzo not going through with them to due to not wanting to give up his sword.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: When Juzo stops his 800 year ambition - he freaking loses his shit and goes Psycho Electro
* {{Irony}}: Claims he has nothing left worth living for once the plan fails
* HeyItsThatVoice: Ryo Horikawa voices Dragon Ball Z's Vegeta and Detective Conan's Hattori Heiji - can be extended to expy as well since Akumaro shares Frieza's Ax-Crazy tendencies and Heiji's childish-screwball personality
Partially with Kamen Rider OOO's Dr. Kiyoto Maki. Both have an obsession for death though in Akumaro's case they fulfill hedonistic pleasures rather than give him a sense of completion.
* LaughingMad
* DieLaughing: One of the only tokusatsu villains to pull this off magnificently. He and Kamen Rider Eternal (Katsumi Daido) should converse about YOLO.
** BadGuysWin: His death gave him the eternal suffering he always wanted - and he gladly takes it

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