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''Dengeki Sentai Changeman'' (Blitzkrieg Squadron Changeman) is the ninth Franchise/SuperSentai series, running from 1985 to 1986. Until ''[[Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger Goranger]]'' was retroactively included as a ''Super Sentai'' installment, it was also the longest with 55 episodes and two movies (both original works). It was also the third series not to have a yellow warrior.

In order to save the world from threat of invasion by the Great Star League Gozma, a special force called the Earth Defense Force is set up. One day, the Gozma launch an attack on them and have them on the ropes. That is, until the Earth itself grants five officers the power of the Earth Force, which lets them become the Changemen.

!!!The Changemen:
* Hiryū Tsurugi ('''Change Dragon'''): TheLeader in red, who is willing to do the right thing.
* Shō Hayate ('''Change Griffin'''): TheLancer in black and resident HandsomeLech.
* Yūma Ōzora ('''Change Pegasus'''): [[KidAppealCharacter Bumbling]] BigEater who's [[FriendToAllLivingThings good with Animals]] and [[FriendToAllChildren kids]]. However, his [[TheSmartGuy idealism]] makes him [[HeroicBSOD mentally fragile.]] Wears blue.
* Sayaka Nagisa ('''Change Mermaid'''): TheChick and TeamMom who is a [[TheSmartGuy strategist]]. Notably the first female white, as well as the first one that was an original member and not a latecomer.
* Mai Tsubasa ('''Change Phoenix'''): ActionGirl, due to [[TheBigGuy being physically stronger than men]]. Wears pink.

!!!Allies:
* Commander Ibuki: The SergeantRock and TheMentor. [[spoiler:He's actually the human guise of Yui Ibuki, [[AlienAmongUs an alien being]] whose home planet of Heath was destroyed by Bazoo.]]
* Nana: A MacGuffinGirl

!!!The Gozma
* Star King Bazoo: the BigBad, [[spoiler:and a PlanetEater.]]
* Giluke: TheDragon and Bazoo's [[DragonInChief chief deputy]] BigBad. [[TheStarscream After plotting against Bazoo for much of the series]], [[YouHaveFailedMe he falls victim to Bazoo's wrath]], [[BackFromTheDead only to come back]] [[MidSeasonUpgrade with a vengeance]].
* Booba: One of Giluke's own Dragons. A MasterSwordsman and Hiryuu's WorthyOpponent.
* Shima: The other of Giluke's own Dragons. Literally talks like a man [[spoiler: until her HeelFaceTurn (also including some one-episode LaserGuidedAmnesia)]].
* Ahames: The SixthRanger, and Giluke's co-conspirator against Bazoo. She has a pet dragon named Jangeran.
* Gator: The YesMan and ButtMonkey.
* Gyodai: The [[MakeMyMonsterGrow one they call on to start the Monsters Vs Mecha fights]].

!!!Recurring Super Sentai tropes
* AllYourPowersCombined: The Power Bazooka is notable for being the first Sentai finisher to be a combination of the team's weapons.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Let's Change!" or their individual codenames.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Notable for having the first female white ranger[[note]]and the first true white ranger, since Big One could be considered more of a "rainbow ranger", both aesthetically and functionally, as well as the fact that ''Series/JAKQDengekitai'' was only retroactively counted as Super Sentai when ''Series/ChourikiSentaiOhranger'' aired.[[/note]], substituting yellow in this case (later shows would have white as a substitute for pink instead). However, just like ''Sun Vulcan'', the codenames are animal-based (specifically based on mythical creatures).
* CombinationAttack: The Changemen have various team attacks with their side arms; the girls have their own set as well.
* CoolAirship: The Shuttlebase, which was actually a spaceship in addition to being their mecha carrier.
* CoolBike: The Auto Changer bikes, the first time each ranger had an individual bike.
* CoolCar: The team's jeep, the Change Cruiser.
* EyeCatch: The eyecatch before the break shows the Changemen preparing the Change Bazooka. After the commercial break, the Change Robo is featured with its sword at the ready, close to the screen.
* FinishingMove
* FiveManBand: There are two {{Smart Guy}}s on the team. [[note]]Yūma the technology expert and Sayaka TheStrategist.[[/note]]
** TheLeader: Hiryū
** TheLancer: Shō
** KidAppealCharacter: Yūma
** TheChick: Sayaka
** [[TheBigGuy The Big Girl]]: Mai [[note]]Also An ActionGirl[[/note]]
* HomeBase: The Dengeki Base, although the Shuttle Base also served this role in some episodes.
* HumongousMecha: Once again there were three components, with an individual mecha for the red leader and two shared mechas for the rest of the team. This would also be the last time the heroes would have just one big robot.
** CombiningMecha: Jet Changer 1 (Dragon) + Heli Changer 2 (Griffin and Mermaid) + Land Changer 3 (Pegasus and Phoenix) = Change Robo
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: Simple. They just shout their individual names, and then their team name.
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: Hiryū has a mental link with Nana.
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: Gyodai's purpose on the show. Conveniently, Gyodai could only enlarge a monster once a day, since this power consumes too much of his strength, and by contrivance, he is also attracted to the energy discharge of the Power Bazooka, which serves as a sign as to when to use his powers.
** There's a notable two-parter where the Gohzma try to engineer a way around Gyodai's "one monster per day" limit in a satisfying display of GenreSavvy.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: The Space Beast Warriors.
* {{Mooks}}: The Hidrer Soldiers who are probably the ugliest and creepiest looking mooks in all of Super Sentai.
* TheMovie: Two in fact.
* OnTheNextEpisodeOfCatchPhrase: "Let's Change! Dengeki Sentai Changeman!"
* SupervillainLair: The Gozmard.
* ThemeMusicPowerUp
* TransformationTrinket: Change Brace
* TransformationNameAnnouncement
* TwoGirlsToATeam: The second Sentai team to have two girls at the same time. However, instead of the now-traditional Pink and Yellow duo, this one had Pink and White. In later teams, White was more often used for female rangers as a substitute for Pink (not counting [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Magi Mother]], who was an [[SixthRanger extra ranger]]). [[spoiler:There is technically another Pink and White duo, which is the [[Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger Gokaiger]] version of [[Series/JAKQDengekitai JAKQ]].]]
* WeaponOfChoice
** BifurcatedWeapon: The Change Swords. [[note]]Splits from a [[{{Handguns}} blaster]] into a [[CoolSword sword]] and [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe shield]].[[/note]]
** {{BFG}}: The "Zooka" guns, one for each Changemen and named after each of their respective animal. Notable in that they are the first weapons of Sentai to use this trope.

!!!Tropes specific to Dengeki Sentai Changeman:
* ActingForTwo: Hiroko Nishimoto gets to voice one MonsterOfTheWeek who impersonates Sayaka, as well as playing as [[spoiler:Prince Icarus' mother, [[JustifiedTrope since she bore a great similarity to Sayaka]]]]
* AgainstTheSettingSun: How the final battle between Dragon and Booba plays out.
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: The second movie, called "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Shuttle Base is in danger!]] Also, [[spoiler:Ahames makes a suicide run that takes out the Dengeki base.]]
* AppliedPhlebotinum: The Earth Force and Rigel Aura.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: An old wound seals Giluke's fate. Meanwhile, the Hidrer Soldiers are weakened by hitting the red spot on their chests.
* BadBoss: Bazoo doesn't give a damn what happens to his subordinates as long as the Changemen are destroyed. Not to mention his questionable recruiting methods.
* BreastAttack: In episode 20, a Gozma's large, huge-mouthed fish head minions fly to bite Change Mermaid's breasts, although they're not really visible through her suit.
** Speaking of which, Change Mermaid's theme insignia is topless.
* ButtMonkey: In light-hearted moments, Hayate becomes this.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Along with GrowingTheBeard, this series is well known for being more serious than many previous series and introducing perhaps the first truly despicable villain in sentai with Star King Bazoo.
* EarthShatteringKaboom: [[spoiler:After discovering that Star King Bazoo is actually the planet they believed he was on, the Changemen use [=ChangeRobo=] to blow up the entire planet and kill him.]]
** Besides, that was Bazoo's plan all along. [[spoiler:He (the planetoid, remember) would ride hidden in the tail of Halley's Comet to crash into the Earth.]]
* ElementalPowers:
** ShockAndAwe: Hiryū and Yūma.
** PlayingWithFire: Hayate and Mai. The former is also DishingOutDirt.
** MakingASplash: Sayaka
* [[spoiler:GeniusLoci: You know the planet where the team fights Bazoo in the finale? Yep, that planet ''is'' Bazoo.]]
* HeavySleeper: Gyodai; in fact, he is more than often wakened up when it's grow time.
** This is because growing the monsters takes a lot out of Gyodai's energies, so he sleeps that much to conserve them.
* HeelFaceTurn: Shima, Gator, and Gyodai survive to defect from Gozma.
* HollywoodToneDeaf: Used in one episode. A Gozma monster causes destruction by singing along with the people he hears; he can't stand bad singing, like Change Pegasus'.
* KickTheDog: During one fight, Ahames's actions indirectly cause a school bus to crash. She really kicks the dog when she sends her monsters to try to thwart the Changemen from getting medical aid to the victims.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Mai and Yūma.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: The Changemen start channeling the Earth Force into the Power Bazooka when a trio of Ahames's best monsters put them on the ropes.
* MythicalMotifs
** OurDragonsAreDifferent: Hiryū
** OurGryphonsAreDifferent: Hayate
** {{Pegasus}}: Yūma
** OurMermaidsAreDifferent: Sayaka
** ThePhoenix: Mai
* PlotRelevantAgeUp: The Changemen's ally, Nana, gets one once the Rigel Aura in her awakens.
* PokemonSpeak: "Gyodai... GYOGYOGYOGYOGYOGYOGYOGYODAAAAAIII!!!!"
* PunnyName: Gyodai's name is a play on the word "''kyodai''" or "huge". Naturally, Gyodai's powers consists of making monsters grow.
* ShapeshifterModeLock: One episode dealt with Tsurugi being stucked in his Change Dragon form. Unlike in [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder other]] [[Series/PowerRangersSPD instances]] where it is treated as a minor annoyance at best, here it is treated as a real threat.
* ShipTease: Episode 19 is basically a huge tease for Tsurugi/Sayaka.
* TheSpeechless: The Gozma monsters, all of whom can talk (and sing!) on human scale, are suddenly reduced to growling beasts upon getting the enlarging ray.
* SpotTheImposter: A Gozma monster captures Sayaka and changes into her, however after failing nearly every security check in the base the Changemen prove to be quite on the ball and automatically assume something's wrong rather than constantly writing it off.
* StarfishCharacter: [[spoiler:Jangeran near the finale.]]
* TheStarscream: Giluke.
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: The fake arrest orders for Yūma Ōzora in Episode 5 is written in English. Although they do make some odd translation choices ("Dengeki Sentai" is translated as "Lightning Party"), it's pretty comprehensible and grammatically correct for a one-scene prop that was written for a Japanese TV show.
* ThatsNoMoon: [[spoiler:Bazoo is revealed to be the planet they thought he was on.]]
* ThemeNaming: The full names of each of the Changemen.
** Change Dragon: Hiryu Tsurugi means "flying dragon" and "sword"
** Change Griffon: Sho Hayate means "soar" and "hurricane"
** Change Pegasus: Yuma Ozora means "courageous horse" and "great sky"
** Change Mermaid: Sayaka Nagisa means "bright" and "beach"
** Change Phoenix: Mai Tsubasa means "linen robe" and "wings"
* ThemeTune: Changeman was the first series to have a theme song sung by legendary anime/tokusatsu theme singer Hironobu Kageyama, who would later go on to do several songs for DragonBallZ.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Mai and Sayaka. Mai's extreme tomboyishness only lasts for the first 10 or so episodes though before she levels out a bit.
* TrainingFromHell: Commander Ibuki puts the future Changemen through this just as the Gozma first attack.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Ahames loses her mind when she finds out that her home planet was destroyed all along.]]
** Pretty much every other member of Gozma, apart from Bazoo and Super Giluke, goes through some sort of this towards the finale. Booba also didn't break down, granting him to a DyingMomentOfAwesome.
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