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-->''Warera J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai!''[[note]]''We are J.A.K.Q. Blitzkrieg Force!''[[/note]]

''JAKQ Dengekitai'' ([[ItsPronouncedTropay Jacker]] Blitzkrieg Corps) is the second ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series (although, like its predecessor ''Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger'', it wasn't counted as part of the Super Sentai series until years later), aired in 1977. It lasted only 35 episodes (the shortest run of all Sentai shows) and a later crossover movie involving ''Goranger''. It was the last one to involve the creative influence of ShotaroIshinomori.

The evil organization, CRIME, sets out to become the greatest criminal organization in the world. Only ISSIS (International Science Special Investigation Squad), a sector of INTERPOL, has the resources to stop the threat. They recruit four people to become playing card-themed cyborg warriors, the JAKQ Dengekitai, in order to take down CRIME.

!!!Starring:

* Gorō Sakurai / '''Spade Ace''': TheHero. Controls [[ILoveNuclearPower Atomic Energy]].
* Ryū Higashi / '''Dia Jack''': TheLancer. Controls [[ShockAndAwe Electrical Energy]].
* Karen Mizuki / '''Heart Queen''': TheChick. Controls [[SelectiveMagnetism Magnetic Energy]].
* Bunta Daichi/ '''Clover King''': TheBigGuy. BackFromTheDead. Controls [[GravityMaster Gravity]].
* Sōkichi Banba / '''Big One''': [[SixthRanger The Fifth Jacker]], TheStrategist and TheDandy. He takes over the field leadership spot from Gorō.

!!!The Headmasters of Crime are:

* Shine: TheBigBad.
* Iron Claw: The DiabolicalMastermind initially thought to be the BigBad, but is really TheDragon.
* Crime Big Four: The QuirkyMinibossSquad.

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!!'''Recurring''' Super Sentai tropes:

* AllYourColorsCombined: The JAKQ Covack, where the heroes overload the enemy with their energies and kick it away.
* AllYourPowersCombined: Big One can control the same energies as the other four.
* CallingYourAttacks:
* CoolAirship: The Sky Ace
* CoolCar: The J.A.K.Q. Machines, individual vehicles for each of the original four: the Spade Machine (based on a [=Fiat X1/9=]), the Mach Dia (a Formula 1 race car),the Heart Buggy (based on a Mini Moke) and the sole [[CoolBike motorcycle of the group]], the Auto Clover (a Kawasaki Triple).
* ColorCodedCharacters: Although they don't use color-based codenames (instead using a different playing card suit as the head word and a rank as the tail), the original four members of J.A.K.Q. wear the same colors as their predecessors in Goranger, minus yellow since they're one member short (although their commander Joker does wear a yellow military jacket and hat). Big One on the other hand wears primarily white and is even nicknamed the "white birdman", but he's really more of a Rainbow Ranger, both literally (due to the four-color symbol on his helmet and chest) and figuratively (he is powered by the same four energies that each of the other members possess individually).
* {{Crossover}}: ''J.A.K.Q. vs. Goranger''. This was 19 years before the Super Sentai Versus Series was officially started with ''[[Series/ChourikiSentaiOhranger Ohranger]] vs. [[Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger Kakuranger]]''. It also confirms other Ishinomori-created heroes to be in the sentai universe, ''even longer'' before ''KamenRiderDecade'' has the Shinkengers drop by and ''Gokaiger'' meets ''SpaceSheriffGavan.'' However, don't get too excited: it's no longer than a regular episode, the non-sentai heroes are limited to still photos, and the only Goranger who returns in full is Peggy; the rest are {{Fake Shemp}}s who only turn up for the final battle; not even ''being played by the same actor as Banba'' gets Akira a scene.
* EyeCatch: Similar to Goranger's, it features illustrations of the JAKQ team with Joker, and also has a similar sting.
* FinishingMove: The team later gets a cannon (each member has one piece of it) that [[ImpactSilhouette can leave its mark on the villain.]]
* FiveManBand: Available in two configurations.
** (Episodes 1-23)
*** TheLeader: Gorō
*** TheLancer: Ryū
*** [[TheSmartGuy The Smart]] [[TheChick Chick]]: Karen
*** TheBigGuy: Bunta
** (Episodes 23-35)
*** TheHero: Gorō
*** TheLancer: Ryū
*** TheChick: Karen
*** TheBigGuy: Bunta
*** [[TheSmartGuy The Smart]] [[TheLeader Leader]]: Sōkichi
* HomeBase
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: All episodes contained two sentences, the first ending with an exclamation point (or two). For the first twelve episodes, the first sentence consisted of "[Number] [Noun]!!".
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: "We are JAKQ Dengekitai!"
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: Subverted. Spade Ace starts out as the team's leader, but loses this position once Big One arrives.
** Suit-wise, Spade Ace stands out among the original four. While the other three's helmets are white, with the visors matching the colors of their suits (although Dia Jack's is more purple than blue, while Heart Queen is cherry red), Spade Ace wears a red helmet with a blue visor (which is probably why Dia Jack's visor is purple).
* {{MechaMooks}}: Crimers
* MonsterOfTheWeek: The Machine Monsters (''Kikai Kaibutsu'', also known as Devil Robots), who are replaced with the Invader Robots from Episode 23 and onward. The early episodes also had human crime bosses that were the ones who employed the Machine Monsters.
* TheMovie: Two. The first was a theatrical edition of Episode 7; the second was not only the SeriesFinale, but serves as a {{crossover}} with [[Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger the previous Sentai team]] (although, only Peggy Matsuyama appears out of costume, the rest never leave their suits).
* OnTheNextEpisodeOfCatchPhrase:
* RegularCaller:
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Heart Queen, notable for being the first Sentai heroine to wear a skirt on her suit ([[Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger Momo Ranger]] did not wear one).
* SixthRanger: OlderThanTheyThink. Long before [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Dragon Ranger]] or even [[Series/HikariSentaiMaskman X1 Mask]], the first extra warrior introduced mid-season was Big One, though the five-plus-one formation wouldn't be established until much later.
* SupervillainLair:
* TankGoodness: The Jack Tank
* ThemeMusicPowerUp:
* TitleScream: Yes, it's OlderThanTheyThink. Because of [[SpotlightStealingSquad Big One's nature]], there was a new part added to the opening after he joined. After Big One screams his name, the rest of the team screams "JAKQ!" Then the opening proper starts.
* TransformationTrinket: Instead of anything like the later wrist-worn or hand-held small transforming devices, JAKQ had the Strengthening Capsules (resembling giant batteries), which the heroes must enter to change - there's a set of four in their base, and another in the Sky Ace.
** Bamba on the other hand has a rose, which he sniffs and tosses into the air before jumping and then landing as Big One.
* WeaponOfChoice
** Gorō: [[MorphWeapon Spade Arts]] [[note]]Can become a [[WhipItGood whip]] or a [[TheStraightAndArrowPath bow]].[[/note]]
** Ryū: [[CoolSword Dia Sword]]
** Karen: [[ImprobableWeaponUser Heart]] [[MagneticWeapons Cute]] [[note]]She fights with the letter Q, which she uses as a blade weapon.[[/note]]
** Daichi: [[EpicFlail Club Megaton]]
** Sōkichi: [[SimpleStaff Big Baton]]

!!Tropes specific to JAKQ Dengekitai:

* ActingForTwo[=/=]TalkingToHimself: Subverted in ''J.A.K.Q. vs. Goranger''. Even though HiroshiMiyauchi played Akira Shinmei in ''Goranger'' as well as Sokichi Bamba/Big One, Akira Shinmei never appears in his civilian form (none of the Gorangers do, except for Peggy) and Ao Ranger's interactions with Big One are limited.
* BadassCape: The main four; most prominently seen on Big One.
* ButNotTooForeign: Karen.
* {{Cancellation}}: Why the show didn't even last a full year.
* CardCarryingVillain: The villains are ''called'' CRIME, what more do you want?
* CatchPhrase: Karen has one: Do you want another?[[note]]Mo hitotsu, ikaga desu ka?[[/note]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''JAKQ'' tried to be this to distinguish itself from ''Goranger'', until ExecutiveMeddling ordered the show to lighten up.
** The reason for this however was because the darker nature was driving away viewers, once again proving that sometimes TropesAreNotGood.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: No giant robot yet and the initial roster consists of four members instead of the usual [[FiveManBand five]] (or [[PowerTrio three]] for that matter). When Big One joins, he takes over the team's leadership from Spade Ace, subverting the franchise's tradition of having the red ranger as the lead character. Additionally, instead of using [[TransformationTrinket transformation devices]], the team must enter the "Strengthening Capsule" booths to have their transformations applied.
* ElementalPowers: The four energies used by the team are based on the four fundamental forces: gravity, electromagnetism (in this case split into electricity and magnetism), and the weak/strong nuclear forces are loosely represented by atomic energy.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble
* ItsPronouncedTropay: The team's name is pronounced "Jacker" (a play on "Joker", which is the codename of their original commanding officer Kujirai), despite the fact that the official spelling is ''J.A.K.Q.'', although "Jacker" is sometimes used as an alternate title.
* {{Kiai}}: The Crimers have a distinctive "kwee" sound.
** And ''JAKQ vs. Goranger'' has them teaming up with [[Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger Goranger]]'s {{mook}}s, the hoi-ing Zolders.
* OddlyNamedSequel: One of the few Sentai titles that doesn't follow the "[[AdjectiveNounFred Adjective Sentai Name]]" template, it actually has the team's actual name (J.A.K.Q.) before the noun (Dengekitai). {{Justified}} in that it's only the second series and thus such patterns hadn't been established yet.
* ProductPlacement: The playing cards used by the heroes were produced by Creator/{{Nintendo}} ([[OlderThanTheyThink long before they become known for their video games]]) and the Nintendo logo is clearly visible on the Spade Ace card (fans of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' will recognize it from the N-Spade minigame).
* {{Retirony}}: Karen's dad had just retired when he was taken out.
* {{Retool}}: Episode 23, where the team are not only joined by Big One, the show becomes a bit more light-hearted and the monsters of the week are completely different.
* ScaryBlackMan: Big Saturn, a competitor in an underground fighting tournament in Episode 9.
* SomethingAboutARose: Sōkichi is never seen without one: he even takes a sniff of it before morphing into Big One.
* ThePsychoRangers: Sort of. In #22, four mooks dress up as JAKQ, but don't fight the real team. Instead, they are used as training for a group of cyborgs led by the monster of the week.
* TheVerse: The ''JAKQ vs. Goranger'' movie shows that not only does Goranger exist in the same world as JAKQ, but so do ''Series/KamenRiderV3'', ''Series/KamenRiderAmazon'' and ''{{Kikaider}}''.
** ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'' puts all 34 previous Super Sentai shows into a single verse, from ''Goranger'' to ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger''.
** ''Franchise/KamenRider'' and ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' are set to cross over again in Gokaiger, and ''Let's Go, Kamen Riders'' reinforces ''Kikaider'' (Along with ''Inazuman'' and ''Zubat'') being in the same verse as ''Franchise/KamenRider,'' and there's not even a ''Series/KamenRiderDecade''-style dimension jump to say that they're ''normally'' separate. The connections are definitely, unambiguously established now.
* [[TheyFightCrime They Fight CRIME]]: [[IncrediblyLamePun Yeah]].
* TransformationIsAFreeAction: JAKQ has what is possibly the longest individual transformation in Sentai history. It's amazing that Tokyo isn't destroyed by the time they're finished.
* VerySpecialEpisode: Of sorts, one episode had a drug-addicted character played by the then-unknown Kenji Ōba and his sister as part of it's plot.
* YouKilledMyFather: Karen lost her father to Crime minions.
* YouHaveFailedMe: The fate of most of the Crime Bosses who fail to meet Iron Claw's expectations.
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