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[[caption-width-right:282:The original five that started it all.]]
''Gonin sorotte [[note]]"The five people assembled"[[/note]]... Goranger!''

'''''Himitsu Sentai Goranger''''' (Secret Squadron Goranger) was the first entry in the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' franchise (although it and its direct successor ''Series/JAKQDengekitai'' were simply recognized as the plain "Sentai Series" until years later) , airing from 1975 to 1977, lasting 84 episodes and a movie (longer than any of its successors).

The evil terrorist group known as the Black Cross Army is threatening the world, so the '''Ea'''rth '''G'''uard '''Le'''ague ([[FunWithAcronyms EAGLE]]) is set up to defend it. The Black Cross Army destroys EAGLE's bases in Japan, but five secret agents survive, using superpowered battle suits to become Goranger, and take revenge against the forces of evil.

!!The Gorangers:
* Tsuyoshi Kaijō / '''[[color:red:Aka Ranger]]''': TheLeader. A master tactician and soccer player.
* Akira Shinmei / '''[[color:blue:Ao Ranger]]''': TheLancer. A cowboy and marksmanship instructor.
* Daita Ōiwa / '''[[color:gold:Ki Ranger]]''': TheBigGuy as a judo master. He is a [[TheSmartGuy mathematician and engineer]], making him a GeniusBruiser. Loves curry rice. Temporarily replaced by Daigorō Kumano until Kumano was KilledOffForReal.
* Peggy Matsuyama / '''[[color:fuchsia:Momo Ranger]]''': TheChick. The [[TheSmartGuy demolitions expert and a chemist]].
* Kenji Asuka / '''[[color:green:Mido Ranger]]''': KidAppealCharacter. The hotheaded youngest member.

The villains:

* Black Cross Fuhrer: BigBad, [[spoiler: EldritchAbomination]].
* Sun Mask: [[TheDragon The first Dragon]] and a DirtyCoward.
* Iron Man Mask General Temujin: The second Dragon.
* Fire Mountain Mask General Magman: The third Dragon.
* Commander-in-Chief Golden Mask: The fourth Dragon and a {{Mummy}}
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!!'''Recurring''' Super Sentai tropes:

* AllYourColorsCombined
* AllYourPowersCombined
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: '''GO!'''
* CallingYourAttacks
* ColorfulThemeNaming: The codenames used each member's respective color as the head word and the word "Ranger"[=/=]"Renger" as the tail. Unlike the majority of Sentai shows from ''Denziman'' and onward, the codenames used the Japanese names for the colors instead of English ones (i.e. "Aka" instead of "Red").
* CoolAirship: The Variblune, which is destroyed in #42 and replaced by the Varidorin during the same episode.
* CoolBike: The Goranger Machines, which consist of one solo bike for Tsuyoshi (the Red Machine) and two [[CoolSidecar sidecar-equipped]] bikes for the rest of the team (Akira's Blue Machine and Kenji's Green Machine, which are shared with Daita and Peggy respectively). The Goranger Machines are later destroyed and replaced with the Star Machines, which also consisted of one solo bike (the Red Star) and two sidecar bikes (the Blue Star and the Green Star).
* EyeCatch: Goranger's eyecatch features illustrations of the Goranger team.
* GeniusBruiser: Daita Ooiwa, a master of judo and skilled mathematician.
* FinishingMove
* FiveManBand: There are two {{Smart Guy}}s on the team. [[note]]Daita the engineer and Peggy the chemist, although Kenji sometimes played this role.[[/note]]
** TheLeader: Tsuyoshi
** TheLancer: Akira
** TheBigGuy: Daita (#1-54 and #67-84) and Daigorō (#55-67).
** TheChick: Peggy
** KidAppealCharacter: Kenji
* HomeBase: The Goranger Room hidden underneath Snack Gon.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Each title has the name of a color in it.
* InTheNameOfTheMoon
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: Suit design-wise, there are several things which make Tsuyoshi stand out as leader among the Gorangers.
** He is numbered "1", shown twice on his suit,
*** He has a yellow "V" shape across his chest, while those of his teammates (the amount depending on their number) are colored red (although red stripes wouldn't show up on his suit).
*** A gold "1" is placed atop his visor with eagle wings coming off from it. These wings are lacked by the other Goranger's, with the color of the number being silver for the other men and red for Momo Ranger.
** His collar is much taller than the other four.
** While Akira, Daita, and Kenji have black visors, Tsuyoshi has a blue visor, while Peggy's is red.
** He wears white boots and gloves, this is shared by Peggy, while the other men have black boots and gloves.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: Episode 43 in particular, which is focused on showing the team's new powers, weapons and vehicles (including a new finishing move).
* MonsterOfTheWeek: The Masked Monsters (''Kamen Kaijin'')
* {{Mooks}}: Zolders
** EliteMooks: The Black Cross Army Stealth Corps (featured in Episode 64 and onward).
** PraetorianGuard: Golden Mask has two imperial guards who are always on his side.
* MookMobile: The Condolas, aircraft that assaulted the Gorangers.
* TheMovie: Five of them; but the first three and the fifth were just theatrical showings of select TV episodes (specifically 6, 15, 36 and 54). Only the fourth one, "Bomb Hurricane," was an all-new work and it takes place during Daigorō's brief tenure on the team.
* OnTheNextEpisodeOfCatchPhrase:
* RegularCaller:
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Peggy, who not only wears pink, but has a red valentine heart-shaped visor on her helmet and uses the earrings on her helmet as small grenades. However, the Gorangers are assisted by a secret agent named Yōko Katō, who serves as the show's second heroine. Yōko even wears the Momo Ranger suit in two different episodes.
* SuperSentaiStance: Surprisingly the stance in the lead image isn't used until very late in the series.
* SupervillainLair: The Black Cross Castle. [[spoiler:It's later learned the Fuhrer is actually a part of the castle itself.]]
* ThemeMusicPowerUp:
* WeaponOfChoice: Each ranger's signature weapon materializes from their goggles/"eye masks".
** JetPack: The Birdies.
** ImprobableWeaponUser: Two sports balls that are used as finishers:
*** Goranger Storm: A [[TheBeautifulGame soccer]] ball.
*** Goranger Hurricane: An American football (alternatively, a rugby football).
** Tsuyoshi: [[MorphWeapon (New) Red]] [[WhipitGood Vute]] [[note]]Can transform into the [[SimpleStaff Spear Vute]], [[ThisIsADrill Drill Vute]] or [[WolverineClaws Red Hunter]].[[/note]] and [[{{Handguns}} Silver Shot]] [[note]][[TranquillizerDart A tranquilizer gun]][[/note]].
** Akira: [[TheStraightAndArrowPath (Ultra) Blue Cherry]].
** Daita/Daigoro: [[SimpleStaff Ki Sticker]] and [[ImprobableWeaponUser YTC]] [[note]]A radio that stands for "Yellow Transceiver"[[/note]].
** Peggy: [[ThrowDownTheBomblet Earring Bombs]], [[ImprobableWeaponUser Momo Mirror]] and [[ImprobableWeaponUser Momo Card]].
** Kenji: [[BattleBoomerang (New) Midomerang]] and [[BratsWithSlingshots Mido Puncher]].

!!Tropes specific to Goranger:
* AprilFoolsDay: For 2012, one of two ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' wikis did a hoax concerning ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance'', which had only just been released in Japan, saying that [[http://kingdomhearts.wikia.com/wiki/AkaRenger Tsuyoshi was a secret boss in the game]]. (For the curious, said second ''Kingdom Hearts'' wiki did the exact same joke on the same year, but [[http://www.khwiki.net/KHWiki:Horseless_Headless_Horsemann substituting Tsuyoshi for]] [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 the Horseless Headless Horsemann]].)
* AscendedExtra: Yakyu Kamen (Baseball Mask), the Masked Monster for Episode 53, would show up 35 years later in ''Film/KaizokuSentaiGokaigerTheMovieTheFlyingGhostShip''. To a lesser extent, he appeared again the next year as one of the many villains in the [[LegionOfDoom Dai-Zangyack]] alliance in [[Film/KamenRiderXSuperSentaiSuperHeroTaisen Super Hero Taisen]].
* BigEater: Ōiwa Daita orders four extra large bowls of curry in the first episode.
** Commander Edogawa tells him that their "large" bowls are massive, and tries to convince him to have two. Daita insists on having four. When they are served up, they are indeed massive.
* {{Camp}}: Very much so.
* TheChewToy: Daita seems to be the team member who most often has the bad luck in the team.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: At the start of the series, Commander Edogawa is assisted by three female secret agents who help out the Rangers. Their names are Yōko Katō (007), Tomoko Hayashi (008) and Haruko Nakamura (009). After several episodes, Tomoko and Haruko stop showing up completely and only Yōko remains as a regular character.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: No giant robot, no TransformationTrinket (they'd just yell "Go!" while jumping.)
* {{Engrish}}: The team's name is meant to be "Goranger" (as in "Five Rangers"), but it's spelled "Gorenger" on their bikes (as well as on Commander Edogawa's patch and the flags on their Star Machines). This misspelling is still used by the official merchandise as an artifact from this mistake.
** And since {{Wikipedia}} has strict rules about citing references, "Gorenger" being on the merch makes this the series' name on that site, even if nobody's really happy with it. This extends to the Rangers themselves (becoming Akarenger, Momorenger, etc.)
* {{Homage}}: To ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'' of all things in Episode 70, which has a scene where Kenji, Peggy and Daita replace a car's flat tire in fast-motion.
* HumanoidAbomination: Black Cross Fuhrer can take human form, either gender, if he wishes to
* ImprobableWeaponUser: The Gorangers fight with standard weapons, but when it comes time to finish of the monster, they summon a mighty... soccer ball. Which somehow causes the enemy to explode by beaning him in the head.
** Later on, they use the Goranger Hurricane: an American football with fins on it, which rather than exploding turns into whatever the villains fear or are weak against. More recent fans will probably remember it as the move that turned into a garbage truck in ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger''[='=]s first episode. As homage, ''Series/ResshaSentaiTokkyuger'''s team cannon does the same thing.
* {{Kiai}}: The Zolders shout out a distinctive "hoi" whenever they attack their victims.
* LiteralSurveillanceBug: Tsuyoshi and Peggy use one in episode 11 to listen in on Boat Ear Mask's plot.
* MarketBasedTitle: Was called ''Star Rangers'' when it was broadcast in the Philippines.
* OneTwoThreeFourGo
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Ōiwa Daita's temporary replacement.
* RedshirtArmy: If you are a member of EAGLE but are ''not'' a Goranger, YOU WILL DIE. This kicks off on ''day one,'' with [[spoiler: each Goranger-to-be being the sole survivor of his or her respective base]], which is indeed what leads to them being ''made'' the Gorangers.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The official spelling varies between "Goranger" or "Gorenger" depending on the merchandising (most products tend to favor "Gorenger" though).
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Daigorō, [[spoiler:which is probably why he didn't last very long.]]
* TankGoodness: The Varitank. It gets a song!
* ThemeNaming: The first syllable of each of the original rangers' family name [[note]]or in Peggy's case, her given name, since her full name is always written in the western order, even in Japanese.[[/note]] form the name "[[color:red:Ka]][[color:blue:shi]][[color:gold:o]][[color:fuchsia:pe]][[color:green:a]]", as in "Cassiopeia".
* TonightSomeoneDies: Daigorō Kumano's final episode was titled "Crimson Special Attack!! Yellow Ranger Dies at Sunset".
* TooDumbToLive: One victim of the week. If you're being chased by a pink telephone monster, and as soon as you think you've ditched it you notice a ''giant pink telephone''... you probably shouldn't use it to make a call.
* TrademarkFavouriteFood: Daita and his love of curry, to the extent that {{Homage}}s in other shows would reference the rollcall first and ''this'' second.
** In one episode, Daita is imprisoned by Witch Mask after being tricked into eating a bowl of curry that happens to be in a jail cell. [[spoiler: He did it knowingly, hoping to learn the plan.
* VillainSong: "Demonic Black Cross Army"
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Every battle seems to end with "shoot the monster in the back while he's trying to escape."
* WouldHurtAChild: At one point, the Gorangers' commander is surprised to find out that the Black Cross Army actually would stoop to harming children.
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