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->"''A martial art which grants the power of beasts through sensing one's own feral spirit: Juken.''\\
''Juken is split into two opposing styles.''\\
''One, a Juken of Justice: Geki Juken Beast Arts!''\\
''The other, a Juken of Evil: Rin Juken Akugata!''\\
''Martial artists destined to fight.''\\
''Every day they aim for the top.''\\
''They learn. They change.''"

''Jūken Sentai Gekiranger'' (Beast Fist Squadron Gekiranger) is the 31st program in the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series, airing from 2007 to 2008.

[[FunWithAcronyms SCRTC]] (pronounced "Scratch") is a sportswear company that acts as a front for a secret martial arts academy teaching the ancient art of "Juken". The academy specialises in the "Geki Juken Beast Arts" school of Juken, teaching students to harness their inner spirit of justice to generate a powerful force called "Geki".

One day, a talented student of Geki Juken Beast Arts decides to defect from the academy in his pursuit of more power. He revives the opposing school of Rin Juken Akugata, an evil style that reaps strength from the suffering of others, and resurrects an army of undead Rin Juken fighters.

Opposing him are the top three students of Geki Juken: the [[RaisedByWolves wild child]] Jan Kandou, the straightforward and honest Ran Uzaki, and the stylish Retsu Fukami. With their training and [[TransformationTrinket Gekichangers]], they harness their Geki to transform into the heroes of Geki Juken Beast Arts: the Gekiranger.

While on the surface, ''Gekiranger'' focuses on Chinese martial arts, it more specifically takes its elements from the {{Wuxia}} genre: split sects, [[MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours constant competition in martial arts]], and WireFu techniques ''very'' prominent in Wuxia media, to name a few. And also, since a major standpoint of the series is how heroes and villains alike strive to improve and perfect their skill, it was a notable entry exhibiting CharacterDevelopment to both sides.

Despite having some of the worst TV ratings and toy sales in Japan, it was met with sizable success in Korea and is widely regarded as one of the greatest Sentai series in the West.

[-Note-]: [-The word "''Ken''" used throughout the page can mean either "'''Fist'''"/"''Ken''", alternatively "''Kobushi''", or "'''Martial arts'''"/"''Kenpo''", owing to the same Kanji.-]

!!Geki Juken Beast Arts

!!!The Gekirangers

* Jan Kandou / '''[=GekiRed=]''' (Geki Ju Tiger-ken[[note]]Hu Quan[[/note]]): A "Tiger Boy" who [[RaisedByWolves grew up in the forest with animals]]. [[DumbIsGood Naturally dumb]] and [[{{Keet}} quite active]]. Uses nunchakus and [[DualWielding twin sabers]] which can [[CoolSword merge further]] with focus on power. Starts off as a RookieRedRanger.
* Ran Uzaki / '''[=GekiYellow=]''' (Geki Ju Cheetah-ken[[note]]Wing Chun[[/note]]): The [[TheSmurfettePrinciple only]] [[TheChick girl]] on the team. Her focus is on [[{{Determinator}} spirit]], and wields a SimpleStaff and an EpicFlail. She is officially the team leader.
* Retsu Fukami / '''[=GekiBlue=]''' (Geki Ju Jaguar-ken[[note]]Pigua Quan[[/note]]): A former artist and the team second-in-command. He is [[TheSmartGuy smart]] but [[TheLancer selfish]]. Focusing on technique, his weapons are a pair of tonfas and [[DualWielding a set]] of [[PaperFanOfDoom war fans]].
* Gou Fukami / '''[=GekiViolet=]''' (Geki Ju Wolf-ken[[note]]Muay Thai[[/note]]): Retsu's brother. [[spoiler:Previously left to wander [[strike: the earth]] Japan in [[FunnyAnimal half-animal form]] after a [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique forbidden technique]] backfired.]] A [[IneffectualLoner Lone Wolf]], but also a [[TheBigGuy hard-hitting one]] with [[BareFistedMonk two-fisted action]] all the way. Uses no weapons.
* Ken Hisatsu / '''[=GekiChopper=]''' (Geki Ju Rhinoceros-ken[[note]]Karate[[/note]]): A lazy genius sent to study [=Juken=] at the sacred grounds, but ended up goofing off. [[CloudCuckoolander A bit of a scatterbrain]], but [[AlmightyJanitor don't let that fool you]]. He has his own weapon [[BifurcatedWeapon for melee ''and'' ranged combat]]. [[KidAppealCharacter Complains constantly]].

!!!Allies

* Miki Misaki (Geki Ju Leopard-ken): The high executive of SCRTC, and MamaBear. [[spoiler:BigEater.]]
* Natsume Misaki: Miki's daughter, and BigEater.
* Bae (Geki Ju Fly-ken): A former Geki Juken user, now a small half-fly... in Mele's stomach. ''Never'' fails to drop in on any giant battle as CombatCommentator. Voiced by AkiraIshida.
** There is actually one mecha fight he misses, because Mele is busy with an unconscious Rio. So Elehung did commentary that time.
* The Seven Kensei: And yes, the names are puns on names of famous martial artists.
** Shafu (Geki Ju Felis-ken): [[MegaNeko A really big cat]] with EyesAlwaysShut. Enjoys [[WaxOnWaxOff unorthodox training methods]].
** Elehung Gambou (Geki Ju Elephant-ken): [[DirtyOldMan Dirty old elephant-man]].
** Bat Li (Geki Ju Bat-ken). A mystical dancer. Voied by Creator/ShuichiIkeda.
** [[JackieChan Sharkie Chan]] (Geki Ju Shark-ken). Voiced by HiroyaIshimaru.
** Gorie Yen (Geki Ju Gorilla-ken)
** Michelle Peng (Geki Ju Penguin-ken): A peppy [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins penguin-sensei]]. Voiced by AtsukoTanaka.
** Bion Biao (Geki Ju Gazelle-ken)

!!Rin Juken Akugata

* '''Black Lion Rio''' (Rin Ju Lion-ken): EvilOverlord. [[ArrogantKungFuGuy As proud as he is strong]], he still wants to be stronger. Also, yearning for a WorthyOpponent.
* '''Mele''' (Rin Ju Chameleon-ken): DarkActionGirl and [[TheDragon Rio's second-in-command]]. Also [[strike: a]] '''THE''' LoveMartyr for Rio, which also gives her [[ThePowerOfLove the strength and willpower]] she needs ''[[RunningGag for Rio-sama~!]]''.
* The Three Kenma[[note]]"Kenpo Demons"; literally "Fist Demons".[[/note]]: Founders of Rin Juken.
** Kata, Kenma of the Sky (Rin Ju Hawk-ken).
** Rageku, Kenma of the Sea (Rin Ju Jelly[[note]]Jellyfish[[/note]]-ken).
** Maku, Kenma of the Earth (Rin Ju Bear-ken): [[BearsAreBadNews A big bear]] on full-steam 24/7.
* [[spoiler:Infernal Dragon Long (Gen Ju Dragon-ken)]]: [[spoiler:ManipulativeBastard, SmugSnake, TreacherousAdvisor, BigBad.]]

Like every modern Super Sentai series, (barring ''Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger'') ''Gekiranger'' was adapted into a ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' season, titled ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury''.

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!!Recurring Super Sentai tropes:

* AnimalMotifs: Done in several stages.
** PantheraAwesome: the core three, strengthened by Shafu being a cat, Rio as primary antagonist and Miki's use of Leopard style.
** ReptilesAreAbhorrent: With Mele.
** RhinoRampage: Possibly subverted as Ken is one of the mellowest Rangers out there.
** The three Kenma:
*** BigBadassBirdOfPrey: Kata
*** EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods: Rageku
*** BearsAreBadNews: Maku
** NobleWolf: Gou.
** And finally Long and the Genju pantheon, all of whom combine mythical animals with the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull:
** "''Tagire!'' [[note]]Boil over![[/note]] "Power of the beast!" for [[PowerTrio the core three]],
** "''Hibike!'' [[note]]Echo![[/note]] "Cry of the beast!" for Gou,
** "''Togisumase!'' [[note]]Sharpen![[/note]] "Blade of the beast!" for Ken, followed by
** "[[GratuitousEnglish Beast On!]] by everyone.
** Rio has "''Rinki Gaisou!''" [[note]]Rinki Victory Song Equip![[/note]]
* {{Crossover}}: ''Gekiranger vs. [[Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger Boukenger]]''. Notable in that it was the last in the Vs. Series that was a straight-to-video release.
* CustomUniform
* {{Eyecatch}}: Jan, Retsu, and Ran in Ranger form do a few katas, the title card appearing when Jan slashs at the screen. After the break, it is the same, only with the trio in civilian form.
* FiveManBand: The team solidifies after [[ThreePlusTwo the addition of Gou and Ken]].
** TheHero: Jan
** [[TheChick The Female]] [[TheLeader Leader]]: Ran
** [[TheSmartGuy The Smart]] [[TheLancer Lancer]]: Retsu
** TheBigGuy: Gou
** KidAppealCharacter: Ken
** [[spoiler:{{Eleventh Hour Ranger}}s: Rio and Mele, though they aren't actual Gekirangers.]]
* HumongousMecha A bit simple compared to the previous series.
** AMechByAnyOtherName: The Geki Beasts
** AnimalMecha: The Geki Beasts of the main trio are based on felines, while the rest (including those of the extra heroes) are based on assorted animals.
** CombiningMecha
*** Geki Tiger + Geki Cheetah + Geki Jaguar = Gekitohja
*** Geki Gorilla + Geki Penguin + Geki Gazelle = Geki Fire
** TransformingMecha: Saidain, Geki Chopper's rhino mecha, which transforms into Saidaioh.
** MechaExpansionPack
*** Gekitohja + Geki Elephant = Geki Elephantohja
*** Gekitohja + Geki Bat = Geki Batohja
*** Gekitohja + Geki Shark = Geki Sharktohja
*** Geki Fire + Geki Shark = Geki Shark Fire
*** Geki Fire + Geki Elephant = Geki Elephant Fire
*** Geki Fire + Geki Bat = Geki Bat Fire
*** Gekitohja + Geki Wolf - Geki Cheetah = Gekitohja Wolf
*** Geki Gorilla + Geki Wolf + Saidain = Saidai Geki Fire
*** Gekitohja + Rin Lion + Rin Chameleon = Geki Rintohja
* InTheNameOfTheMoon - LargeHam : One of the longer roll calls in the history of Super Sentai. What's more, nearly every important character gets one.
--> '''Jan''': "This body swells with infinite energy! ''[[NighInvulnerability Unbreakable Body]]'', [=GekiRed=]!"
--> '''Ran''': "With daily purification, polishing the heart! ''[[WhatKindOfLamePowerisHeartAnyway Honest Heart]]'', [=GekiYellow=]!"
--> '''Retsu''': "Techniques color this grand flower! ''[[WeakButSkilled Fantastic Technique]]'', [=GekiBlue=]!"
--> '''Gou''': "Excitement, my style, to the limit of my will! ''[[HeroicResolve Iron Will]]'', [=GekiViolet=]!"
--> '''Ken''': "Polishing the talent, I cut open my future! ''[[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Amazing Ability]]'', [=GekiChopper=]!"
---> '''All''': Our blazing Geki is our proof of justice! ''Juken Sentai Gekiranger''!
** SuperMode
--> '''Jan''': "Extreme [[GratuitousEnglish Unbreakable Body]], [=Super GekiRed=]!"
--> '''Ran''': "Extreme [[GratuitousEnglish Honest Heart]], [=Super GekiYellow=]!"
--> '''Retsu''': "Extreme [[GratuitousEnglish Fantastic Technique]], [=Super GekiBlue=]!"
---> '''All''': Our seething Kageki is for justice! ''Juken Sentai Gekiranger''!
** [=RinJuKen=]:
---> '''Rio''': "As purely fierce as a lion, as powerful as a lion. The one destined to rule the world; my name is the Black Lion Rio!"
---> '''Mele''': "For Lord Rio's love I live, for Lord Rio's love I fight as his [[GratuitousEnglish Love Warrior]]. ''Rin Ju Chameleon-Ken Mistress'', Mele!"
** [[SuperMode GenJuKen]]:
--> '''Rio''': "Pure fierceness, pure power, leaving the world, one without equal; I am Gen Ju King Rio!"
--> '''Mele''': "For Rio-sama's love, an even more powerful-clad [[GratuitousEnglish Love Warrior]]. ''Gen Ju Phoenix-Ken Mistress'', Mele!"
*** The Kenma:
----> '''Kata''': "Hatred is power givingly born. ''Sky Kenma, Rin Ju Hawk-Ken's'' Kata!"
----> '''Rageku''': "Envy is power bestowed. ''Sea Kenma, Rin Ju Jelly-Ken's'' Rageku!"
----> '''Maku''': "Rage is the power to dominate. ''Land Kenma, Rin Ju Bear-Ken's'' Maku!"
** The Kensei:
---> '''Shafu''': "There is training in one's livelihood. The Geki Juken well achieved on a daily basis. Felis-Ken, Shafu!"
---> '''Elehung''': "There is training while having fun. The worldly-loving Elephant-Ken, Elehung Gambou!"
---> '''Bat Li''': "There is training while in a trance. The performance mastering Bat-Ken, Bat Li!"
---> '''Sharkie''': "There is "Sharkin!" while training. The doing your best Shark-Ken, Sharkie Chan!"
---> '''Gorie''': "The Wild Wiseman. 'Raging Heart,' Gorie Yen!"
---> '''Michelle''': "The Splendid Fighting Goddess. 'Supreme Technique,' Michelle Peng!"
---> '''Bion''': "The Savanna Shortstop. 'Undying Body,' Bion Biao!"
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: "Ringi! Jashin Gouten Hen!" followed later by "Gengi! Genshin Gouten Hen!"
** To put this in context, Rinrinshi, and, later, followers of Genjuuken, are able to make themselves grow using ''martial arts''! Now THAT's SerialEscalation!
*** Another ShoutOut to Wuxia media; martial arts can, depending on the tone of a series, vary between just practical self-defense to replacement for magic.
* MixAndMatch: Super Sentai + {{Wuxia}}.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: A variation this time around. The monsters are essentially Rinshi (this series' footsoldier mooks) that are stronger than the other Rinshi. Proven by passing through the Chamber of Trials, defeating all the other Rinshi inside single-handedly. Then they can remove their mask and the animal motif on their forehead appears. They also gain the ability to transform into the shows traditional monster form.
* TheMovie: ''Gekiranger the Movie: Nei-Nei! Hou-Hou! The Decisive Battle in Hong Kong''
* RegularCaller: Jan himself. If he utters "Zowazowa!", there's a MonsterOfTheWeek wreaking havoc.
* SixthRanger: Gou and Ken, who are actually the fourth and fifth members of Gekiranger respectively. [[spoiler:Rio and Mele effectively become [[{{Sixth Ranger}} extra ranger]]s when they [[{{Heel Face Turn}} switch sides]].]]
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The Gekirangers themselves only have one female member, even when the roster is extended from three to five. [[spoiler:However, when Mele switches sides, she essentially serves the role of a [[TwoGirlsToATeam second heroine]], even though she's technically not a Gekiranger.]]
* SuperMode: Literally ''and'' figuratively: "Super Gekiranger".
** Rio and Mele can also become Mythical Beast King Rio and Mythical Beast Phoenix-Fist Mele respectively.
* TransformationTrinket:
** Jan, Ran, and Retsu: Geki Changer
** Gou: [=GongChanger=]
** Ken: [=SaiBlade=] [[note]]This is also his WeaponOfChoice[[/note]]
* WeaponOfChoice
** FightingWithChucks: Jan's Geki Nunchaku.
** BifurcatedWeapon: Ran and Retsu's Geki Tonfa.
*** DualTonfas: Standard Mode, mainly used by Retsu.
*** SimpleStaff: Long Baton Mode, mainly used by Ran.
** {{BFG}}: The Geki Bazooka.
** Jan: [[BifurcatedWeapon Geki Saber]] [[note]][[DualWielding Two swords]] that can combine into [[CoolSword one]].[[/note]]
** Ran: [[EpicFlail Geki Hammer]]
** Retsu: [[PaperFanOfDoom Geki Fan]]
** Gou: BareFistedMonk
** Ken: [[SwissArmyWeapon SaiBlade]] [[note]][[MoreDakka Finger]] and [[BladeBelowTheShoulder Cutter]] modes.[[/note]]
** Super Gekiranger: [[WolverineClaws Super Geki Claw]]
*** Super Geki Red/Geki Chopper: [[BifurcatedWeapon Super SaiBlade]] [[note]][=SaiBlade=] + Super Geki Claw[[/note]]

!!Tropes specific to ''Juken Sentai Gekiranger'':

* AnimalBattleAura: Juken largely consists of weaponising this trope.
* ArtifactOfDoom: Bracelet of the Kenma. Sure enough, it allowed the revival of three major antagonists.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: [[spoiler:Rio and Mele, at the end.]]
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Long, multiple times.]]
* {{Badass}}: Rio, Gou, Jan, etc. This is "Badass: The Series"!
** Even [[BigBad Long]] manages to pull off being badass at some point.
* BigNo: Maga does this in English in episode 7.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: [[spoiler:Long.]]
* BoobsAndButtPose: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbA3WMlmbwQ&t=1m20s No, really.]]
* BrilliantButLazy: Ken. He spent much of his study period in [=JuKenGyo=] wooing girls in a nearby village instead of training. But even then, he's really powerful already.
* BreatherEpisode: Fittingly enough, the ChristmasEpisode. Episode 36 also counts, as it's a rather tame episode that falls between the [[spoiler: destruction of the Three Kenma]] and the [[spoiler: start of the Genjyuken arc]].
* BrokenFaceplate: Jan gets a hole punched in his visor during his final fight with Rio.
* CastingGag: HiroyaIshimaru, the official Japanese dub voice of JackieChan, as Sharkie Chan, who's also based on JackieChan.
** All three of the pre-Super Gekiranger Kensei's voices are the official Japanese dub voices for Chinese Kung Fu actors: Creator/YuuMizushima is Sammo Hung (Gambou) and Creator/ShuichiIkeda is JetLi.
* CharacterDevelopment: Very, ''very'' heavy in the series. This is one of the main reasons ''Gekiranger'' is a fan-favourite.
** For Jan, Rio, and Mele, sure. Ran, Retsu, Gou, and Ken, not so much.
* ChekhovsGun: The sealing technique the Kenma used on the Kensei. [[spoiler:In the finale, Rio uses a special technique to download [=RinJyuKen=] into the PowerTrio, Matrix-style, allowing them to get around Long's immortality by using it on him.]]
* ChineseGirl: Mele's outfit design.
* ChineseVampire: The basis for the Rinshi. Also played straight in that they're undead.
* ChosenOne: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] with Jan and Rio. [[spoiler:When Jan learns that his father declared that he would avenge his defeat at Rio's hands, he collapses under the pressure. Rio has a similar reaction upon learning that Long had been manipulating the entire course of his life, and ultimately both reject their fates.]]
* CompetitiveBalance: The core trio line up pretty well with the universal types.
** GlassCannon: Retsu. He can use his skill for offense or defense, but lacks physical constitution.
** MightyGlacier: Jan. He's not physically large like most examples, but his focus is strength and defense, and he's the team's official tank.
** LightningBruiser: Ran. By far and above the fastest, but strong enough to use the Geki Hammer and dangerously accurate.
* CompletelyDifferentTitle: The Korean dub refers to the series as ''Power Ranger Wild Spirits''.
* CrucifiedHeroShot: [[spoiler:As Rio takes Long's blast to protect Mele.]]
* CuteLittleFangs: Fukui Mina, Ran's actress, has two slightly prominent upper canines you can spot when she smiles.
* CutenessProximity: Watch what happens when Jan [[spoiler:and later Natsuki during the Boukenger teamup]] meet Sha Fu for the first time.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: [[spoiler:Geki Juken's forbidden techniques turn the user into a [[FunnyAnimal half-animal form]] of their Fist style.]]
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Most of the [[HypocriticalHumor Gekiwaza Technique]] names have the first word doubled.
* DevilButNoGod: [[spoiler:Long]]
* [[spoiler:DiscardAndDraw: Rio and Mele gain Gen Juken power and forms while giving up their Rinki. They eventually reverse it, though.]]
* DevourTheDragon: [[spoiler: After changing into his Mugenryuu form, Long eats Sanyo.]]
* [[DontThinkFeel Don't Think; Feel]]: The motto of [[spoiler:Brusa Ee]], founder of Juken.
** A variation of it also pops up in the lyrics of the EndingTheme: "[[GratuitousEnglish Just feel it, don't think 'bout it!]]"
* DrunkenBoxing: Retsu, probably unintentionally and ''beautifully'', pulls it off in Training 36. No less from the Kenshi embodying "Technique", eh?
* EnemyMine: In several instances, the Gekirangers are getting beaten up by some third party villain, and Rio and Mele have to bail them out.
** [[EnemyMine Goetsu Doushuu]] [[CombiningMecha Juken Gattai]][[note]]Strange Bedfellows Beast-Fist Combination[[/note]] is EnemyMine in mecha form. Needless to say, since [[MechaExpansionPack these are the only times Rio and Mele whip out their mecha]], it's always a [[Awesome/JukenSentaiGekiranger Moment of Awesome]].
* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting: Oh god, were they ever! You can count the total number of characters who can't fight, not counting Characters-of-the-Day, easily with ''one hand''[[note]]A total of '''3'''.[[/note]].
* {{Expy}}: Gekitohja and Geki Fire are bestial versions of [[Anime/GodSigma God Sigma]].
** Ken is [[{{Tekken}} Marshall Law]] and [[SuperMarioBros Luigi]] combined.
* {{Fanservice}}: Not just the obvious MsFanservice Mele, but the female audience also gets some of this, namely Jan's occasional {{Shirtless Scene}}s as well as the FuroScene in episode 12.
* FingerlessGloves: Geki Changers are these.
* ForTheEvulz: [[spoiler:Long's reasoning is that being immortal is so boring and he just wanted to make his life more interesting.]]
* FountainOfYouth: An [=MoTD's=] technique turned Jan into a kid and Retsu into a baby. It leads to a MamaBear moment for Ran, and to a ShoutOut to FistOfTheNorthStar.
* FreudianTrio
** Id: Jan
** Ego: Ran
** Superego: Retsu
* FunnyBruceLeeNoises: Nunchaku Banki in the teamup movie with ''Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger'' just ''loved'' this trope. Regardless of whether he was attacking, jumping, getting hit, or painfully getting knocked across the battlefield by exceptionally powerful attacks, he still made these noises.
* FuroScene: Episode 12 has Jan, Retsu and Ran being sent to a bathhouse to start [[ItMakesSenseInContext their sentou training]].
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Miki does this to all three of the PowerTrio after Rio pounds them and takes Shafu hostage. [[spoiler:Jan does it to Rio after they learn the truth about Long]].
* GratuitousEnglish: The fighting style of any character will be expressed with the English name of the animal; for example, Rio's style is "Rinju Lion-ken" instead of "Rinju Shishi-ken".
** Retsu is also prone to more daily-conversation GratuitousEnglish (similar to [[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger another blue ranger 3 installments before him.]])
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Rio and Mele.]]
* HellBentForLeather: Rio and Mele: They look even better than [[Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger the Gouma Trio]].
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:In episode 48 after Rio and Mele become good, they sacrifice their lives to protect the Gekirangers.]]
* IdiotBall: The other team members carry it when an impostor from the Mirror World replaces Retsu whom they cannot tell from the original. They even invent handy excuses for the impostor, like for him being suddenly left-handed, which he didn't think of.
* IfItSwimsItFlies: Quite arguable with [=GekiShark=]: It never floats through air, and jumps out of a small "pool" of Geki when summoned. But then another question pops up on how it approaches the base Mecha.
** [=GekiPenguin=], however, completely averts this by floating around on a small [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot jet surf-board]].
* KiAttacks: Spammed for all its worth: Geki Juken has "''Gekiwaza''", Rin Juken has "''Ringi''", [[spoiler:Gen Juken has "''Gengi''"]]. But they all boil down to "[School Name] Technique".
* LampshadeHanging: When Ran lets being team captain go to her head, Elehung and Michelle refer to her as {{Moe}} and {{Tsundere}} respectively, even remarking that those tropes are popular lately.
* LanguageBarrier: In episode 43 (the Christmas special), Ken meets an English-speaking boy named Carl who he thinks is sad because he's poor on Christmas, but is actually sad because [[spoiler:his mother died on Christmas]]. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity ensues]] as Ken continually misunderstands the boy throughout the episode.
** The fact that Ken kept misunderstanding the English-speaking Carl while the others at SCRTC questioned his ability to communicate with the boy is even funnier when you consider that the actor who portrayed Ken (Sotaro Yasuda) is American. He was probably the ONLY member of the main cast who would have had any idea what the kid was saying!
** Ken's escapades eventually lead to Miki [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish translating for the boy.]]
* LoveRedeems: [[spoiler:Rio turns good when he realizes that he loves Mele.]]
* [[spoiler:LukeIAmYourFather]]: [[spoiler:Jan turns out to be the son of "White Tiger" Dan, whom Rio "defeated" in a duel years ago.]]
* MakingUseOfTheTwin: An episode features an EvilTwin of Retsu, played by Takagi Manpei's identical twin brother.
* MeaningfulName: One word: "SCRTC".
** Ken Hisatsu. "Hissatsu" means "finisher" or "final strike", Ken means "fist". He's the last warrior to appear; so he's the "Finisher Fist".
** [[strike:Most of]] The Rin Ju Den Kenshi, save Rio and Mele, have names based on the Japanese for their theme animal, but with the first Kana moved to the end[[note]]Rin Ju Mantis-Ken - Makirika: "''Kamakiri''"/"Praying Mantis"; Rin Ju Jelly-Ken - Rageku: "''Kurage''"/"Jellyfish"[[/note]].
** [[spoiler:Brusa Ee]], the grand founder of Juken, is named from [[spoiler:BruceLee]]. Also, when written in Kana, his name his a combination of [[spoiler:"Bruce" and "''Sai''/Rhino"]].
** Retsu, Gou, Ran, and Jan are named to say "Let's go run and jump."
** [[spoiler:Long]] is Chinese for [[spoiler:dragon]].
* [[MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours My Juken Is Stronger Than Yours]]: ''THE'' core element of the series.
* MythologyGag: Heart, Technique, and body as the core elements to a Sentai? We also got that in Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger, where all three were the essence of Kakure Style Ninjutsu. It's relatively obscure, but worth mentioning regardless. What's more, just like Kakuranger, they had a female, who was not the Red Ranger, as the team's official leader.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The Five Deadly Venoms, and later the Kenma, which literally translates into "fist demon". Corny, but nothing with the word "demon" in its name is bad, especially here. [[spoiler:Later we get the Four Mythical Generals[[note]]''Shigenshō''[[/note]] and the Mythical Beast King[[note]]''Genjūō''[[/note]]. It's also revealed that Long's true identity is something called the Infinity Dragon[[note]]''Mugen Ryū''[[/note]]]].
* NotWorthKilling: Rio defeats the Rangers more than once, only to let them go.
* OddlyNamedSequel: This is thus far the last series to have "ranger" in its title unabbreviated. Every series afterwards uses the short form, "-ger" [[note]][-Except for Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters, but that doesn't have ''any'' form of the word "ranger" in its title.-][[/note]].
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Long]]. Interestingly, [[spoiler:he gets his butt kicked ''after'' transforming, and fights in his usual armored form in the finale]]. Then again, [[spoiler:it's a [[ScaledUp giant dragon]]]]...
* PantheraAwesome: The three core Rangers use tiger, cheetah, and jaguar styles. Rio uses a lion style. Even Miki uses leopard style ([[WhatHappenedToTheMouse which we get to see... once or twice]]).
* PerkyFemaleMinion: Mele, Mele, [[RuleOfThree Mele]].
* PetTheDog: Rio is mostly evil, but he is nice to Mele every once in a while.
* PummelDuel: Ran in spades. [[spoiler:Especially in Training 5, when this trope makes up the majority of the final normal-sized fight with Kademu.]]
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Rio and Mele.]]
* RhinoRampage: Ken, and Brusa Ee before him, hence the existence of [=SaiDain=].
* SceneryPorn: The scenes of the rangers fighting in the opening (before they announce the title.)
* SealedEvilInACan: The three Kenma, and [[spoiler:in the end, Long]].
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Ken and Gou.
* ShoutOut: [[MythologyGag To an earlier fellow Sentai series]]; [=SaiDain=], a giant white animal mecha, also a standalone giant, piloted by the White SixthRanger on its back with a curved saber. [[Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger [=WonTiger=]]], a giant white animal mecha, also a standalone giant, piloted by the White SixthRanger on its back with a curved saber. Hmm...
*** Speaking of Dairanger, the Ranger suit designs are very similar to Dairanger's, only solid-coloured.
** Ken shares some key character traits with {{Kinnikuman}}. In one episode he even yells "Kajiba no Kuso Jikara"!
** The [[QuirkyMinibossSquad not so quirky miniboss squad]] the Five Venom Fists are a reference to the "Five Deadly Venoms."
** Rio's Lion Armor has many [[http://api.ning.com/files/KsiwDsrmOHk5u3twp7v1uPnAQ-spQV-L*v0rrLJ7wxao*6Hg1-JVHSk-qVE7LaAneFpclOiuUDIlhHjSukvfVyxFmUhF5OfT/lowemon.jpg similarities]] to [[Anime/DigimonFrontier Lowemon]].
** At one point, Geki Yellow performs [[FistOfTheNorthStar Hokuto Zankai Ken]] on an unfortunate MonsterOfTheWeek, complete with the beast apparently exploding.
** At the end of Lesson 43, the Gekirangers pose like the Imagin from Series/KamenRiderDenO, whose colors they parallel (Jan = Momotaros, Ran = Kintaros, Retsu = Urataros, Gou = Ryutaros, Ken = Sieg).
** A ShoutOut to previous Sentai: Rio being mainly black-colored, learning Gryphon-ken, and later gets counted as a ranger (unofficially) whereas in ''Series/DengekiSentaiChangeman'', we have a Black Ranger called Change Gryphon...
* ShoutOutThemeNaming: The Kensei are named after various martial arts film stars: [[SammoHung Elehung Gambou]], [[JetLi Bat Li]], [[JackieChan Sharkie Chan]], [[DonnieYen Gorie Yen]], [[YuenBiao Byon Biao]] and [[MichelleYeoh Michelle Peng]].
** The founder of Juken is named [[BruceLee Brusa Ee]].
** During the crossover with ''Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger'', the Tortoise-ken user Meka pulls himself into his shell and flies by [[{{Gamera}} shooting flames out of the limb holes]].
* SignificantAnagram: The MonsterOfTheWeek will typically have as its name the katakana of the Japanese name for the animal it represents, with the first kana shifted to the end (for example, a frog (''kaeru'')-themed enemy is called ''Eruka'').
* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: Even the other two Kenma fear Maku and his Dorinki (as do the good guys--even when he was initially killed, his heart was removed to assure that he would never be resurrected. As is often the case, the impossible took a while.)
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: An alternative spelling to Master Shafu's name is "Xia Fu". Considering the series take heavily from Chinese {{Wuxia}}, it makes sense.
** Not to mention "Jyan", "Retu", and "Mere" from TheMovie's opening sequence.
** And [[spoiler:Brusa Ee]]. A possible alternative on his name is a combination of [[spoiler:"'''Bru'''ce Lee" and "'''''Sai'''''"/"Rhinoceros", his Kenpo style]], thus [[spoiler:"Brusa I"]].
* SupernaturalMartialArts: One of the main themes of the series.
* TheFourGods: The Shigenshou are based on this trope. Sanyo the Basilisk (Genbu), Sūgu the Chimera (Byakko), Mele the Phoenix (Suzaku), Long the Dragon (Seiryū), and Rio the Griffin (Huáng​lóng​). Lampshaded with Sūgu, as his prior identity had white tiger powers and he was nicknamed "Byakko" because of it.
** Interestingly, Long could also represent Huáng​lóng​ given his gold outfit [[spoiler: and status as TrueFinalBoss]]
* ThemeNaming: All five of the Gekirangers' names contain two Kanji for Family Name, and two Kana for First Name. And the first syllables of the core group's names when combined spell "Kung Fu".[[note]]"''Kan-Fu-U''"[[/note]]
** Also, the aforementioned {{Significant Anagram}}s.
* ThreateningShark: Averted! Sharkie Chan is a really nice guy!
** Double Subversion with [=GekiShark=]: One of the first things it does after it's summoned is attack [=GekiTohja=]. But it turned out to be [[spoiler:jacked by Dokariya]].
* ThreePlusTwo
* TookALevelInBadass: The powerful moments of the series are built on this.
** The Rangers when they acquire their "''Kageki''"[[note]]Extreme Fierce Ki[[/note]] powerup, and later Rio and Mele as they learn "''Dorinki''"[[note]]Full Confrontation Ki[[/note]].
** Personality-wise, Jan took a level in badass over the course of the series. By the mid-30s, he's almost unrecognizable as the IdiotHero he was in the early episodes.
** Rio and Mele take ''another'' level in badass [[spoiler:when they join up with Long and swap their Rinki for Genki]].
*** [[spoiler:Alternatively, the real level in badass might be when they [[ScrewDestiny give up their Genki]] instead.]]
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Sure, the Gekirangers and people associated with SCRTC are around the Kensei long enough to get used to their unusual appearances(Jan's even fascinated by them), but even ordinary people don't bat an eye at the sight of ''talking animal people who '''aren't''' wearing costumes!''
* VillainProtagonist: Rio and Mele are probably the only Sentai villains to get as much focus and CharacterDevelopment as the heroes. Justified as they are sort of a rival team [[spoiler:and they perform a HeelFaceTurn near the end of the series, cementing their position as [[SixthRanger sixth and seventh rangers]].]]
* VillainousBSOD: Rio, when he realizes [[spoiler:that he is an UnwittingPawn]].
* WaxOnWaxOff: Shafu's all-time favourite, but other masters also employ this concept in their own ways.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Rio, whose whole life turns out to have been masterminded by Long.]]
* WhamEpisode: Training 40. After three relatively-lighthearted episodes spotlighting most of the characters' relationships with their families, all of which ended well, we get this episode. [[spoiler:Jan finds out who his father is and what became of him. It's not pretty. At all. Jan has a HeroicBSOD. Gou flips out too, since Jan's father was a friend of his. Rio and crew hand the Gekirangers their asses in a CurbstompBattle before issuing a challenge to Jan. Then the episode ends.]]
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