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->''"Race through and leave light in the dust!"''

'''''Space Sheriff Gavan: The Movie''''' is a {{Tokusatsu}} movie released in 2012 as part of the 30th Anniversary celebrations of the original ''Series/SpaceSheriffGavan'' television series. It is considered both a revival and a sequel to that show.

Fifteen years ago, three childhood friends made a promise that one day they would travel into space together. As adults, Geki Jumonji and Toya Okuma realise their dream by travelling on an observation mission to Mars, but tragedy strikes and the two young men are hurtled into the void of space, leaving the last member of their PowerTrio (Itsuki Kawai) alone on Earth.

Geki is saved from certain death by the [[SpacePolice Galactic Union Patrol]] and makes the decision to join them, training to [[LegacyCharacter inherit the designation and powers of the revered Space Sheriff Gavan]] so he can protect the Earth.

A new incarnation of the Makuu Mafia[[labelnote:*]]A portmanteau of the words for "archdevil/BlackMagic" and "evil".[[/labelnote]], led by the sinister BlackKnight Brighton, is [[SealedEvilInACan attempting to free Don Horror]] from [[AnotherDimension the confines of Makuu Space]]. Discovering that they are targeting the research facility where Itsuki still works, the rookie Geki leaps into action along with his G.U.P. partner Shelly. There he must prove that he is worthy of inheriting the mantle of Space Sheriff Gavan, but to do so he must discover the will to fight even against the most tragic of circumstances.

The film also features minor parts for two other inheritors of the Space Sheriff name: Kai Hyuga (the new Series/SpaceSheriffSharivan) and Shu Karasuma (the new Series/SpaceSheriffShaider).
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!!''Space Sheriff Gavan: The Movie'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* {{Animorphism}}: Shelly can transform herself into a bird using her (counter-intuitive) "Laser Vision" power.
* AnotherDimension: Makuu Space.
* {{Badass}} / BadassCrew: All three Space Sheriffs.
* BadassMustache: Shu Karasuma/New Shaider. Hiroaki Iwanaga still keeps his moustache from when played [[Series/KamenRiderOOO Akira Date/Kamen Rider Birth]].
* BadassGrandpa: The original Gavan, Retsu Ichijouji.
* BatFamilyCrossover
* BigBad: Brighton
* BigDamnHeroes: Brighton has kidnapped Itsuki, while Witch Kill, Lizard Double and Zan Wardo and mooks are kicking Geki's ass. Then Retsu Ichijouji busts in and proceeds to beatdown everyone and rescue Geki. ''Untransformed. With his bare hands.''
** Later, towards the climax, Zan Wardo is pressing Gavan, when the two Space Sheriffs seen earlier appear to turn the tide.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The rebirth of Don Horror has been stopped, but Touya dies from the wounds inflicted during the final battle. Furthermore, Itsuki is left to wait alone on Earth as Geki must return to the G.U.P. headquarters]].
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Touya as Brighton]].
* ChangingOfTheGuard: The story is primarily about Geki proving himself as a worthy replacement for the original Gavan.
* ChekhovsGunman: Two Space Sheriffs are introduced in the Director's office. [[spoiler: They turn out to be the new Shaider and Sharivan.]]
* CoolMask: The Brighton Mask.
* CoolSword: Brighton Sword.
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:Itsuki, when she is sacrificed to act as the conduit to Don Horror and Makuu Space]].
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Geki and Touya]].
* DramaticUnmask: [[spoiler:Touya as Brighton]].
* DynamicEntry: Retsu's first step to rescuing Geki from the Makuu Mafia is to [[ThereWasADoor drive through the warehouse doors]].
* EarlyBirdCameo: The new Gavan, Gavan Type-G, appeared in episodes 31 and 32 of ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters'', almost a month before the release of the film.
* EldritchAbomination: Don Horror.
* EverythingTryingToKillYou: This trope pretty much sums up all of Makuu Space.
* FailureHero: Geki. He spends most of the film completely failing to keep the bad guys from any of their objectives, and can't even seem to win any fights without outside assistance from Retsu or the other Space Sheriffs until the climax.
* TheFilmOfTheSeries
* ForScience: Flashbacks reveal that Touya's obsession with cracking wormhole theory led to him becoming a pretty amoral scientist. He considered it "necessary" to kill one's emotions to be a true scientist.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Retsu's method of getting Geki out of his third act HeroicBSOD. It starts with a simple ArmorPiercingSlap, and then proceeds into a seven-minute-long sequence of the OlderAndWiser Space Sheriff ''completely kicking the crap'' out of his young replacement until Geki finally gets it into him to actually hit Retsu back, which is what Retsu was hoping for in the first place.
* GlowingMechanicalEyes
* HumongousMecha: Starbeast Dolgiran. Also an AnimalMecha and TransformingMecha.
* IdiotHero: Geki has a real tendency to rush in first, think never. This gets him in trouble more often than not.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: Four security guards, Itsuki's boss at the beginning of the movie and Touya]].
* LaserBlade
* LegacyCharacter: The current Gavan, Geki Juumonji, who inherits the title from the original Gavan, Retsu Ichijouji. [[spoiler: Also Shaider and Sharivan.]]
* MaskOfPower: The Brighton Mask
* MilestoneCelebration
* PoweredArmor: Pretty much all the Space Sheriffs' combat suits.
* RummageSaleReject: Shelly's choice in clothing when she decides to disguise herself in order to investigate the Ooyama lab. She looks like she walked out the pages of a '70s manga...
* SpacePolice: Pretty much given.
* ThereWasADoor: Retsu decides to drive his Suzuki Jimmy ''through'' the warehouse door rather than opening it.
* {{Zeerust}}: Pretty much ''everything'' related to the Space Sheriffs has barely changed a bit in the last thirty years, and thus looks more than a little retro.
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