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[[caption-width-right:320:The Gokaigers. [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover And all the others that came before]].]]

->"''On a search for adventure and excitement, these youths went on a journey through the universe. They faced the Space Empire Zangyack and took the title of 'pirates'. They are...[[TitleScream Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger!]]''"

''Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger'' (Pirate Squadron Gokaiger) is the [[MilestoneCelebration 35th installment]] in the long-running ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' franchise, airing from 2011 to 2012.

The Zangyack Empire, an [[TheEmpire evil galactic empire]] aiming to conquer Earth and turn it into one of their colonies, were defeated by the combined might of the thirty-four previous ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' teams in an epic conflict called the Legendary War. However, this victory was achieved at the cost of the heroes' own powers, which were scattered across the universe.

Years later, a group of SpacePirates called the Gokaiger hear about the [[McGuffin Greatest Treasure In The Universe]], which is supposedly located on Earth. Arriving to find and plunder the Greatest Treasure, they accidentally stumble into the Zangyack Empire's second attempt at invading Earth. With the Zangyack responsible for the bounties on their heads and the assimilation of their home planets, the Gokaiger are drawn into a conflict they would rather not be a part of... if it wasn't for the promise of treasure at the end.

Along with their own suits and accompanying powers, the Gokaiger can use their Ranger Keys to [[MegaManning transform]] into any of the previous Sentai heroes, inheriting all of their abilities. In addition to the Gokaiger forging their own storyline, the show features plenty of tribute episodes to the older teams that came before them, usually as a {{Pastiche}} of the tone and themes of the highlighted series and featuring at least one [[SpecialGuest guest star]].

[[RealLifeWritesThePlot Real Life Wrote The Plot]] when the Tohoku earthquake hit Japan in March 2011. The disaster prompted Teruaki Ogawa ([[Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger Sasuke/NinjaRed]] and [[SeijuuSentaiGingaman Hyuuga/Black Knight]]) to [[http://over-ti.me/random/tokusatsuhero-twitter-translations/ create a Twitter page]] for ''Super Sentai'' alumni to write messages of encouragement in-character to kids. The movement caught on like wildfire and led many actors (some of which had even retired) to contact the ''Gokaiger'' staff [[http://forums.henshinjustice.com/showpost.php?p=1577397&postcount=28 asking if they could be included in the production to help]]. This caused the number of cameo/special episodes in the second half of ''Gokaiger'' to ''skyrocket''.

Instead of being directly adapted into a ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' series, elements from the show will be incorporated into the second half of ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce.''

For the ''Franchise/KamenRider'' equivalent, see ''Series/KamenRiderDecade''. For the MilestoneCelebration for the "older fans", see ''Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger''.
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!! Recurring ''Super Sentai'' tropes:

* AllYourPowersCombined: In addition to the normal Sentai teamwork aspect, the Gokaiger have the powers of all previous Sentai Teams. Also, the previous Sentai teams use this to wipe out the entire Zangyack invasion force at the finale of the Legend War in the cold open, though [[DePower they lost their powers in doing so]].
* AnAsskickingChristmas: #44, complete with a thematic Ranger!
* ByThePowerOfGrayskull: "Gokai Change!", followed by "[Te~~am NAME!]" from the Mobirates.
* CallingYourAttacks
* ChestInsignia: An outline of a Ranger Key with a pair of swords, arranged to look like a skull-and-crossbones.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: There's another version of this at play: Pattern Coded for Your Convenience. Ahim wears ruffles and lace, Doc is almost always in plaid, Luka favors stripes, Joe is covered in zippers, Marvelous' coat is covered in buttons, and Gai generally has scarf.
* CombinationAttack
* {{Crossover}}: The very premise of the whole series. ''199 Heroes'', despite not being the official Vs. movie, centers around a team-up between the Gokaigers and the previous Sentai team ([[Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger Goseiger]]). Since another team-up with previous Sentai heroes would have been redundant in this case, ''Gokaiger vs. [[Series/SpaceSheriffGavan Gavan]]'' serves as the official Vs. movie instead. [[spoiler: Similarly to the previous two Vs. movies (''Shinkenger vs. Go-onger'' and ''Goseiger vs. Shinkenger''), ''Gokaiger vs. Gavan'' features a [[EarlyBirdCameo cameo appearance]] by the [[Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters next Sentai team]], while ''their'' next crossover (''Go-Busters Vs Gokaiger'') would have ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' popping in for a spell.]]
* DefeatEqualsExplosion
** Subverted for [[spoiler:Warz in #38, as he was piloting a giant robot rather than actually fighting the Gokaigers, Warz is killed when the Great Warz is destroyed, leaving Damaras to recover his body from the wreckage.]]
** Subverted also for [[spoiler:Basco in #48. After he and Marvelous land their finishing blows on each other, a mortally wounded Basco reverts to his human form and, after seeing that Marvelous has survived, realising why and saying his last words, collapses flat on the ground and dissolves into a red mist.]]
* EvolvingCredits: While adding the new mecha to the OP is common practice, the OP from #19 onwards has a ''lot'' of additional SixthRanger footage compared to previous seasons. Even the final group shot, which usually remains untouched like in Go-onger or Shinkenger, shows the full six-man team now.
** Each time [=GokaiOh=] got a new form it was added to opening, and later in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbJzmkDtwJE #19]] the opening was reformatted quite a bit with Gai added to it.
** Additionally, the bounties get updates to reflect how much more dangerous Zangyack views them, eventually going up to [[spoiler: Unlimited Reward for killing Warz Gill]].
** Averted in the case of the closing credits; while they always included the SixthRanger from the previous teams, Gai doesn't get added to the ending during the course of the show, though a direct-to-DVD special includes a version of the ending with him in it. The ending only changes when it's time to promote the various movies, before returning to the standard version. (The ''Gokaiger vs. Gavan'' promotion lasted all the way to the next-to-last episode of the show, so once it appeared the normal ending video didn't show up again.)
* {{Eyecatch}}: Averted. Instead, the logo forms on the bottom left screen to show that the break is coming up.
* FinishingMove: Final Wave, activated by inserting a Ranger Key into one of their weapons: the Gokai Sabre's finisher is "Gokai Slash", and the Gokai Gun's is "Gokai Blast." Using the Gokai Gun and Gokai Sabre together is "Gokai Blast and Slash," and using their preferred fighting style (Joe and Luka DualWielding and Don and Ahim GunsAkimbo) is "Gokai Scramble." Gokai Silver has "Gokai Shooting Star" using Gokai Spear spear mode, "Gokai Supernova" using Gokai Spear gun mode and "Gokai [=LegenDream=]" and "Legend Crash" while in Gold Mode and with Gokai Spear anchor mode. The team can also use the finishing moves of previous Sentai teams while in their forms. [[spoiler:While fighting the BigBad, the whole team uses a combined Final Wave called "Gokai Shooting Slash" using the Gokai Spear and Gokai Sabre.]]
** [=GokaiOh=] has Gokai Starburst, as well as moves gained by unlocking past Sentai teams' Great Powers. So far we've seen [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Gokai Magi Bind]], [[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger Gokai Full Blast and Gokai Pat Strike]], [[Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger Gokai Great Geki-Geki Beasts]], [[Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger Gokai Animal Heart]], [[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger Gokai Samurai Giri]], [[Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger Gokai Radical Racing Slash]], [[Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger Gokai Hurricane Cassiopeia]], [[Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger Gokai All Headder Great Charge]], [[Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger Gokai Adventure Drive]], [[Series/RescueSentaiGoGoFive Gokai Prominence]], [[Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger Gokai Infinite Shuriken and Gokai Wind-Thunder Attack]], [[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger Gokai Drill Spin Blitz and Gokai Rex Drill]], [[Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman Super Big Burst]], [[Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger Gokai-Gozyu Qi Power Bomber]], [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger Gokai Go-On Grand Prix]], [[Series/DengekiSentaiChangeman Gokai Power Bazooka]], [[Series/HikariSentaiMaskman Gokai Aura Galaxy]], [[Series/KagakuSentaiDynaman Gokai Super Dynamite]] and [[Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman Gokai Jet Phoenix]].
** [=GoZyuJin=] debuts with its own, the Gozyu Triple Drill Dream, utilized by inserting all three of its Ranger Keys.
*** Each form of Gozyujin's has it's own finisher utilized by inserting that form's key. Using only [[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger Abare Killer's]] key, results in the Gokai Drill Spin Blitz.
*** Using the Black Knight Ranger Key, Gozyujin can use the [[Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman Gozyu Razor Edge]].
*** Wing Gozyujin's finisher is the [[Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger Gokai Spartan]].
** [=KanzenGokaiOh=]'s is Gokai Kanzen Burst, and with the legend mecha it becomes Gokai Kanzen Super Burst.
** The Gokai Galleon Buster is the [[Series/ChourikiSentaiOhranger Olé Bazooka]] reincarnated, which is not as far-fetched as it sounds, since Doc used Ohranger's greater power to create it.
* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Captain Marvelous
** TheLancer: Joe
** [[TheBigGuy The Big Girl]]: Luka
** TheSmartGuy: Don
** TheChick: Ahim
** SixthRanger: Gai
** Alternately, Marvelous, Joe and Luka sometimes form a PowerTrio with Don and Ahim being ThoseTwoGuys.
* [[FiveBadBand Four Bad Band]]
** BigBad: Warz Gill ([[spoiler:[[DiscOneFinalBoss Until #38, that is]], and then is replaced by [[BiggerBad Akudos Gill]].]])
** TheDragon: Damaras ([[spoiler:Until #42, that is. His place has been taken by Dyrandoh.]])
** TheBrute: Barizorg ([[spoiler:Until #38, that is. Is also replaced by Dyrandoh.]])
** EvilGenius[=/=]DarkChick: Insarn
** [[SixthRanger Fifth Ranger]] [[spoiler:[[SixthRangerTraitor Traitor]]]]: Basco
* HomeBase: The [=GokaiGalleon=].
* HumongousMecha:
** AMechByAnyOtherName: The Gokai Machines
** CombiningMecha: [=GokaiOh=], which transforms from the [[CoolBoat Gokai Galleon]] (Red), [[CoolPlane Gokai Jet]] (Blue), [[CoolCar Gokai Trailer]] (Yellow), [[CoolCar Gokai Racer]] (Green), and [[CoolBoat Gokai Marine]] (Pink). It's a DualWielding DanceBattler giant robot at that!
** TransformingMecha: Gokai Silver's own mecha has three modes: [=GoZyuDrill=], a giant drill tank, [=GoZyuRex=], a giant robot T-Rex with a drill for a tail, and finally [=GoZyuJin=], a giant robot with an anchor-shaped helmet, a drill for its right hand, and [=GoZyuRex=]'s head for its left.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Just like in ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'', episodes that have the original teams in will have episode titles similiar to that team's IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming.
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: Compared to the previous years, a very simple one, in the vein of the older Sentai. (Though it is set [[RecycledInSpace In SPACE!]])
-->'''Marvelous:''' "Gokai Red!"
-->'''Joe:''' "Gokai Blue!"
-->'''Luka:''' "Gokai Yellow!"
-->'''Don:''' "Gokai Green!"
-->'''Ahim:''' "Gokai Pink!"
-->'''Gai:''' [[LargeHam "Gooooooookai… Silver!"]]
-->'''Marvelous:''' "Kaizoku Sentai!"
-->'''All:''' "Gokaiger!"
** Although [[SixthRanger Gokai Silver]] introducing himself for the first time is quite literally long enough for all of them put together.
--->'''Gai: '''"The bright ''red'' sun at my back and justice filling my ''blue'' soul! Bathed in ''yellow'' cheers that make my rosy cheeks flush with ''pink''! I'm the ''green'', freshly sprouted, [[GratuitousEnglish new hero]]! Shining in the heavens, the name is...Gokai ''Silver''!"
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority
** Marvelous is the captain and his mech is the team's HomeBase. He's also the most skilled fighter of the Gokaiger and it is shown that he figures prominently in the journey to find the Ranger Key and the Greatest Treasure in the Universe even before the team was formed. His bounty is always the biggest out of all six members. Not to mention, his close relationship with Aka Red. In both the Gokaiger movie and ''Gokaiger vs Gavan'', Marvelous is the one with the biggest part, character-wise.
*** Not to mention, unless the team is doing a single-color change (like the all-silver group in #18), he only ever uses Red Ranger Keys. Even when they gain the SixthRanger and Extra Hero Keys, he sticks with Reds like [[Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger Time Fire]] and [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Wolzard Fire]].
** As for returning characters, most of them are former red rangers and only a few teams with tribute episodes (namely Battle Fever, Liveman, Jetman, Kakuranger, Gogo-V, Timeranger and Abaranger) have used a non-red as their main representative, mostly due to the fact that the reds from some of those shows were unavailable. The Shinkenger tribute found a way around this dilemma by featuring Kaoru when Takeru was unavailable, despite the fact that she was only a semi-regular character who appeared towards the end of Shinkenger's run.
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: Insaan uses a device to fire beams from the Gigant Horse's satellites to enlarge the Action Commanders and some {{Mooks}}. Averted with Basco's droids that start out giant. [[spoiler: And with Warz Gill's mecha in #37.]]
* MechaExpansionPack: Mecha from other series which, according to #3, are the concentrated power of their respective Super Sentai. The formations are simply called "[Prefix] [=GokaiOh=]".
** [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Magi Dragon]]: Magi [=GokaiOh=]: {{Flight}}, FireBreathingWeapon.
** [[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger Pat Striker]]: Deka [=GokaiOh=]: MoreDakka, GunsAkimbo.
** [[Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger Gao Lion]]: Unlike most Legend Mecha, it gives [=GokaiOh=] [[CompositeCharacter two alternate formations]]:
*** Gao [=GokaiOh=]: OurCentaursAreDifferent.
*** [[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger Shinken GokaiOh]]: DoubleWeapon; [[FlamingSword Flaming]] {{BFS}} for the finisher.
** [[Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger Furaimaru]] ([[CompositeCharacter with elements of Tenkuujin]]): Hurricane [=GokaiOh=]: FuumaShuriken.
** [=GoJyu GokaiOh=]: Activated by the [[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger Abaranger]] keys, [=GokaiOh=], swaps arms with [=GoJyuJin=] gaining its [[ThisIsADrill drill]] weapon.
** [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger Machalcon]]: A never-before-seen Engine; part falcon and part formula race car. Like Gao Lion, it forms two combos:
*** Go-on [=GokaiOh=]: A vehicle version of OurCentaursAreDifferent, as Machalcon takes the place of [=GokaiOh's=] legs.
*** Kanzen [=GokaiOh=] (Complete [=GokaiOh=]): CombiningMecha; merges [=GokaiOh=] and [=GoJyuJin=].
** ''199 Heroes'' introduced [[Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger Variblune]]: Goren [=GokaiOh=]: HelicopterPack.
** In Episode 50, Gai uses the [[Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger Mega Silver]] Ranger Key to summon Mega Winger's wings, which are then combined with Gozyujin to become Wing Gozyujin.
* MerchandiseDriven
* MidSeasonUpgrade: Our heroes gets 15 additional Ranger Keys after defeating Basco in the end of #16, the Black Knight key in #20 and the rest of extra hero keys in #31. The Gokai Galleon Buster and all the add-ons for the Gokai-Oh and Gozyuzin could count as well.
* MonstersOfTheWeek: Agents of Zangyack called "Action Commanders". Some are notably callbacks to previous Sentai - for example, Pachacamac XIII is the son of the [[BigBad antagonist]] from ''Gekiranger vs Boukenger''
** Basco uses his own set of giant monsters known as "giant battle pseudo-lifeforms" or "roids", which are contained inside a hatch on Sally's belly.
* {{Mooks}}: The Gormin Sailors.
** EliteMooks: The [=SuGormin=], evolved from regular Gormin with the addition of chunky blue armor. They can also transform.
*** PraetorianGuard: And then there's the [=DoGormin=], which are imperial bodyguards that resemble [=SuGormin=] but colored red.
** Also, the Mooks from previous series return on several occasions.
*** In ''199 Heroes'', the main three revived villains (under the Black Cross King), [[Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger Brajira]], [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Dagon]] and [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger Yogoshimacritein]] summon their respective underlings, Bibi Soldiers, Zobils and Ugatz.
*** In #20, a single [[Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger Jaryuu]] soldier is seen ressurecting Ryuuwon with the Heart of Hades.
*** ''Flying Ghost Ship'' unites all the primary past mooks (though the [[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger Batsuroids and Igaroids]] appear as part of Abrella's forces). There is also the Combined Combatant, a monster made up of nearly all the past Mooks.
*** Magerappas appear in the [[Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger Hurricaneger]] tribute.
*** Ugatz appear in the [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger Go-onger]] tribute.
*** Nanashi and Bibi Soldiers appear in #40 as it revisits the events of Goseiger vs. Shinkenger, and the Nanashi appear in original footage when they fight the Gokaigers at the Negakure Shrine.
* {{Motif}}: Naturally, it's {{Pirates}}. It was speculated from early on that the series would be heavily influenced by ''Manga/OnePiece'' and reasonably so, since the anime version is also produced by Toei.
* TheMovie:
** ''Film/GokaigerGoseigerSuperSentai199HeroGreatBattle'' (Super Sentai 35th anniversary movie)
** ''Film/KaizokuSentaiGokaigerTheMovieTheFlyingGhostShip'' (annual summer movie)
** ''Film/KaizokuSentaiGokaigerVsSpaceSheriffGavanTheMovie'' (first Vs. teamup)
** ''Film/KamenRiderXSuperSentaiSuperheroTaisen'' (crossover with ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'')
** ''Film/TokumeiSentaiGobustersVsKaizokuSentaiGokaigerTheMovie'' (second Vs. teamup)
* OnTheNextEpisodeOfCatchPhrase
* RegularCaller
* RobotBuddy: Navi, a mechanical PirateParrot and friend of the Gokaiger.
* SuperMode: Gokai Silver has a Gold Mode, which resembles [[Series/KamenRiderDecade Kamen Riders Decade and Diend's]] Complete Forms. In the arcade game ''Dice-O'', the other Gokaigers can also use it.
** [[spoiler:In the final episode, the team uses Hyper Shinken Red, Super Gosei Blue, Super Geki Yellow, Deka Green SWAT, and Legend Magi Pink (in addition to Gold Mode for Gai). They even get a transformation call of "Super Rangers!" when they change.]]
* SupervillainLair: The Gigant Horse, the Zangyack mothership stationed on Earth's orbit. Basco has his own ship, the Free Joker.
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: Not only do the ''Gokaiger'' theme gets applied to this from #5 onwards but whenever the Gokaiger unlock the greater power of a prior Sentai team, an instrumental version of their respective (opening) theme song plays in the ensuing battle.
** The exceptions were Gekiranger in #7, where only standard fight music plays, Jetman in #28, where the music played for the first formation of Hurricane [=GokaiOh=] is used ([[ThemeTuneCameo Gai Ikari does sing the first few notes of the Jetman theme in the episode]], though) and Battle Fever in #44, where the instrumental version of the Gokaiger's insert song, "Gokai Zenkai Dash", plays instead (although the ''Battle Fever J'' theme was played in ''Flying Ghost Ship'' when the Gokaigers changed into them).
** Subverted with Ohranger in #31, where it is not the opening theme "Olé! Ohranger" that plays but rather the final episode's ending song "Nijiiro Crystal Sky".
** This is taken UpToEleven in ''199 Heroes'', where, when the Humongous Mecha of all the previous Sentai robots join forces, the extended Goranger theme song plays throughout the fight as they beat down multiple previous enemies that were brought back to life.
*** Also in the beginning of the movie, with the extended Legend War scene, the music is replaced by the extended version of the Goseiger theme.
** In "Flying Ghost Ship", the Gokaigers as the Gorangers "fight" against Baseball Mask, the instrumental version of the Goranger ending theme plays.
** In #49, after recovering the five great powers that were stolen by Basco, a medley of their respective themes (''Changeman'', ''Flashman'', ''Maskman'', ''Fiveman'' and ''Sun Vulcan'', in that order) is played when the Gokaigers transform into a mixed set of rangers from those teams while fighting against Insarn.
** In ''Gokaiger vs Gavan'', the original Gavan theme plays during the team-up fight. Also during Gavan's transformation sequence, the instrumental version of "Chase Gavan" plays.
* TitleScream
* TransformationNameAnnouncement: "Complete, [=GokaiOh=]!"
* TransformationTrinket: The Mobirates [[{{Portmanteau}} (Mobile + Pirates)]] and Ranger Keys for changing into the Gokaigers or any of the past rangers, depending on what key is used.
** Gai has the Gokai Cellular, which scans the Keys rather than inserting them.
* TransformingMecha: The giant Sgormins can turn into jet fighters and motorcycles. Gokai Silver's [=GoJyuJin=] can transform between a HumongousMecha, a TyrannosaurusRex, and a DrillTank.
* TwoGirlsToATeam: Pink and Yellow again, but while the Gokaigers mostly stick to their default colors when transforming into other teams (regardless of the gender of their counterpart), in the instances where the colors don't match up, members without a counterpart are assigned the closest color available, resulting in seven instances where Pink changes colors (four whites, two blacks and a dark blue ranger) and three instances where it happens to Yellow (two white and an orange). The girls also get to wear green as well in a couple of special occasions.
* WeaponOfChoice: The Gokaigers (minus Gai) don't have unique weapons [[note]]a first since ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman''[[/note]], all using [[SwordAndGun Swords and Guns]], while also having unique fighting styles. Though because they do have the power to transform into past Sentai teams, they can use their weapons.
** SwordAndGun: The Gokai Sabres and Gokai Guns; a standard issued pair for the main five. The Gokai Sabres also have a built-in [[GrapplingHookGun grappling hook]] function. When they are fighting, the Gokaigers, excluding Marvelous, can [[MidfightWeaponExchange trade one of their weapons]] with each other in the event they wish to do...
*** DualWielding: Joe and Luka's speciality. Luka has shown to use the Gokai Sabres in two different ways: a DoubleWeapon by combing the two sabres by their hilt, and an EpicFlail by using the wires in the sabres. It's currently unknown if these are exclusive skills or if the others can do them too. Joe, on the other hand, sticks mostly to "regular" but complex swordplay... [[spoiler:Except for when #4 has him [[UpToEleven upping the ante]] by doing this with ''all five'' Gokai Sabres, becoming two- and three-bladers each with a single handle, presumably to make the quint-wielding easier on the suit actor.]]
*** GunsAkimbo: Don and Ahim's specialty. Don tends to focus his fire on one enemy at a time, while Ahim often fires in different directions; the first episode's battle is a great example of this, with her pulling a rad spin while firing. At least once, she also held two pistols in one hand (somehow...) to deal the hurt out hard.
**** Ahim's other specialty, sort of, is ReverseGrip with her Sabre starting around halfway through the show.
** {{BFG}}: The Gokai Galleon Buster, derived from the Ohranger's great power.
*** Before that, the Gokaigers used the Super Sentai Bazooka with the Goseigers in ''199 Heroes''.
** Gai: [[SwissArmyWeapon Gokai]] [[ProngsOfPoseidon Spear]] [[note]][[BladeOnAStick Spear]], [[RayGun Gun]], and [[AnchorsAway Anchor]] modes.[[/note]]

!! Tropes specific to ''Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger'':

* AccidentalMisnaming:
** Somewhere between versions A and D, but Navi does not like it when Marvelous calls him "Bird." When Navi disappears in episode 8, Luka claims this might be the reason he ran away.
** Also, in #7, Warz Gill can ''never'' get Pacha Kamaq's name right; at one point he calls him "Pajama Jack". Pacha Kamaq doesn't actually mind, though.
* ActingForTwo
** Not only does Kenji Ohba reprise his role as [[Series/DenshiSentaiDenziman Denzi Blue]], he also appears as said character, [[Series/BattleFeverJ Battle Kenya]], ''and'' Series/SpaceSheriffGavan in the ''Gokaiger vs. Gavan'' film. All untransformed.
** In fact, it's PlayedForLaughs and [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] when Daigoro Oume and Shiro Akebono bump into the Gokaigers at the same time: the Gokaiger mistake them for Gavan, but Gai insists that there are actually a lot of differences between the two ''while he's looking at both of them''.
** Earlier in ''Ghost Ship'', it seems modifications were done to the Gokai-Oh suit to make the evil Gokai-Oh suit. As a result, the two Gokai-Ohs are only seen together in CG, unless only parts of one interacts with the other, and never the same piece (right arm with right arm, etc.).
* AnAesop: All of the tribute episodes feature the returning Ranger(s) teaching the Gokaigers a lesson that involves an important theme from their respective season in order for our heroes to gain their greater power.
** #3. ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'': [[HeroicSpirit Courage]]
** #5. ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'': [[JusticeWillPrevail Justice]]
** #7. ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger'': [[TookALevelInBadass Hard work]].
** #9. ''Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger'': [[FriendToAllLivingThings Kindness]]
** #11-12. ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'': [[ThePowerOfFriendship Friendship]] and the importance of TrueCompanions.
** #14. ''Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger'': [[SpoofAesop ...traffic safety...]]
** ''[[TheMovie Gokaiger Goseiger: The Great Battle of the 199 Super Sentai Heroes]]'': [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits No matter how different you are or your motivation for action is]], no matter how many times someone annoys you, [[LetsGetDangerous when push comes to shove]], [[FireForgedFriends you got their back]].
** #18. ''[[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Zyuranger]]'', ''[[Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger Timeranger]]'', and ''[[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger Abaranger]]'': [[HeroicSacrifice Sacrifice]] [[note]]Although this is not an official tribute episode.[[/note]]
** #20. ''Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman'': [[{{Determinator}} Determination]]
** #21. ''Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger'': [[InHarmsWay The thrill]] [[JumpedAtTheCall of the]] [[CallToAdventure adventure]].
** #23. ''Series/RescueSentaiGoGoFive'': [[{{Rescue}} Saving lives]].
** #25-26. ''Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger'': [[PowerOfTrust Trust]] and [[TeamSpirit teamwork]].
** #28. ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman'': [[HeroicResolve Resolve]]
** #29. ''Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger'': [[HotBlooded Going on a rampage]].
** #30. ''Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman'': [[FiveStagesOfGrief Coping with grief]].
** #31-32. ''Series/ChourikiSentaiOhranger'': [[HonorBeforeReason Doing things your own way]] [[note]]Inverted because the Gokaigers taught Oh Pink this.[[/note]] and [[TeamSpirit coming together as one]].
** #33. ''Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger'': [[TenMinuteRetirement Even without powers]], [[BroughtDownToBadass you can still be a hero]].
** #35-36. ''Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger'': [[ChronicHeroSyndrome Always helping those in need]] and [[TrueCompanions relying on your true partners]].
** #37-38. The Gokaigers themselves: [[GoalInLife Reaching out and seizing your dreams]].
** #39. ''Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger'': [[ForGreatJustice Protecting the dreams]] and [[ForHappiness happiness of everyone]].
*** Also, [[WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld school]] can be fun if you give it the chance.
** #40. ''Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger'': [[FriendlessBackground Never]] [[IJustWantToHaveFriends give up]] [[MagneticHero trying to make friends]] / [[{{Determinator}} Never give up]] [[ScrewDestiny no matter how bleak your situation looks]]. [[note]]Inverted because Gai taught this to Mirai [[spoiler:(Time Yellow's son)]].[[/note]]
** #44. ''Series/BattleFeverJ'': SavingChristmas.
** #45-46. ''Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger'': [[PowerOfTrust Trust your friends]]. [[note]]Inverted because Ahim taught Ninjaman this.[[/note]]
** #49. ''[[Series/TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan Sun Vulcan]]'', ''[[Series/DengekiSentaiChangeman Changeman]]'', ''[[Series/ChoushinseiFlashman Flashman]]'', ''[[Series/HikariSentaiMaskman Maskman]]'', and ''[[Series/ChikyuuSentaiFiveman Fiveman]]'': [[HotBlooded Being Passionate]].
** #50. ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'': [[HopeSpringsEternal Never lose hope]]. [[note]]Although this is not an official tribute episode and it wasn't Goushi who taught them that; it was [[Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger Professor Shuchirou Amachi]], [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Yuka Yamazaki]], and the boy who stole the Shinken Red key earlier. What Goushi taught was HeroicSacrifice, which also fits into ''Zyuranger''.[[/note]]
** ''Film/TokumeiSentaiGobustersVsKaizokuSentaiGokaigerTheMovie'': Always believe in your TrueCompanions, [[{{Determinator}} no matter how dire the situation is]]. [[note]]Subverted because the Gokaigers end up unlocking the Go-Busters' greater power from the Go-Busters learning this on their own.[[/note]]
* AirVentPassageway: Used in an escape attempt by the Gokaigers minus Marvelous in episode 16. Unfortunately, their jailer was [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy waiting for them when they came out]]. He even put a note on the same air vent when they were put back in the cell.
* AlienBlood: When Marvelous shoots Warz Gill in episode 11, he bleeds a blue fluid--fitting, as he's [[BlueBlood the heir to royal family]].
** [[spoiler: Basco bleeds greenish-blue.]]
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: The Gokaigers and Zangyack aren't from Earth, but they still speak Japanese.
** Luka's newspaper in #5 presents a literal case of Aliens ''Reading'' English.
* AllThereInTheManual: The pamphlet for ''199 Heroes'' reveals that a majority of the secondary mecha were severely damaged during the Legendary War.
** Turns out [[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger Doggie Kruger (Deka Master)]] is close friends with [[Series/SpaceSheriffGavan Retsu Ichijoji (Gavan)]]. In fact, it's one of the reasons [[http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/294630_242223739163245_111195458932741_732664_25156731_n.jpg this picture]] was taken during the filming of ''199 Heroes'' even though Retsu is not in the movie. Though it seems that according to Creator/TetsuInada's twitter, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot Dekamaster/Doggie Kruger will not be in Gokaiger vs Gavan at all.]]
** The profiles on the official TV Asahi website reveal a lot of details that don't crop up in the show. For example, Gokaioh has unused weapons [[note]]Vulcans in its helmet, and those silver circles on its shoulders are cannons[[/note]], almost all of the Action Commanders are aliens whose natural abilities were enhanced by Insarn [[note]]An exception is Jealacit, whose profile describes him as "an otherwise unremarkable nerd"[[/note]], and Armadon (the Action Commander from #17) was turned into an unwitting suicide bomber because his arrogant attitude offended Warz Gill.
* AllUpToYou: Don in #43.
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: A Sentai tradition. First attempted by Daiyal, the MonsterOfTheWeek in #29. Very hilariously foiled (see the CMOF page).
** [[spoiler:Basco tried this in the ''[[Film/KaizokuSentaiGokaigerVsSpaceSheriffGavanTheMovie Gokaiger vs. Gavan]]'' movie when the Gokaiger were busy. Foiled by both the [[EarlyBirdCameo Go-Busters]] and [[SpannerInTheWorks Sally.]]]]
** [[spoiler:Basco tried again in #47. This time, he succeeds. Later foiled in the most awesome way possible (see the CMOA page).]]
** [[spoiler:Kind of inverted in the finale. Not only do they hijack the Free Joker (Basco's base), but they use it to GrandTheftPrototype the Gigant Horse and turn its weapons on the Zangyack Armada before wrecking it. So in the end they hijack and destroy ''both'' main villain's bases!]]
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Gai to Don, which is the source of the latter's gripe in #19.
* AndroclesLion: [[spoiler:In #47, Basco injures Sally as part of a plan to get the upper hand on the Gokaigers. Despite their suspecting it was a trap all along, they still took care of her and treated her much better than Basco ever did, which resulted in her JumpingOnAGrenade for Marvelous.]]
* AndTheAdventureContinues: [[spoiler:The series ends with Marvelous saying that their next target is the ''Second'' Greatest Treasure in the Universe, which he believes is on the Zangyack homeworld.]]
* AntiHero: Pretty much the whole team aside from Ahim and Gai. Marvelous and Luka especially admit to not really caring about the planet as much as what they're looking for. This notwithstanding, they go to protect Earth for the flimsiest excuses, and in the flashbacks we see their heroic motivation to fight Zangyack. [[spoiler: Eventually, however, they realize Earth was really worth protecting, answering the boy from the second episode's question.]]
* ApologisesALot: The boy Don befriends in episode 32. Even being the most sheepish of the pirates, Don calls him on this.
* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: Some episodes have tied the Ranger Keys that don't come in a set of 5 directly with the plot: Luka in #6 has to save the mansion owner and his daughter, allowing the remaining 4 to form [[Series/JAKQDengekiTai the core JAKQ team]]; #7 has Don and Ahim training under [[spoiler:[[Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger Jan aka Geki Red]],]] leaving the other three to form [[Series/TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan the Sun Vulcan trio]].
** Though it is subverted more often than not with the team using all kinds of mixes, in some cases they use all one color or don't even make a full team. Take Joe's spotlight in #4 where the team all take on Gekiranger without him.
** #29 has found a solution to the problem in regards to transforming into [[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger Abaranger]]: [[spoiler:Ahim is given an Abare Pink[=/=]Pig Ranger Key by Emiri so that she doesn't stick out in a complete Abaranger formation...[[DoubleSubversion but she finds out upon transforming that the Abare Pink powers are so useless that she's forced to sit out the Abaranger tribute battle]].]]
** #42 introduced a twist on the limit. There were only ever five [[Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger Gekirangers]], so Gai usually gets left out of a team change. In this episode, however, Doc and Ahim change into Rio and Mele instead of Geki Violet and Geki Chopper like they usually do.
* TheArtfulDodger: Marvelous and Luka were this in flashbacks to their childhood.
* AscendedFanboy: In #2, a boy steals the Shinken Red key, saying that the Super Sentai powers belong to Earth, not to a bunch of pirates who only care about themselves. Marvelous initially seems angry, but when he catches up to the kid he offers up his Mobirates, saying "Beat those guys and you can keep it." He does okay against the {{Mooks}} despite having no training, but the MonsterOfTheWeek beats the stuffing out of him, and Marvelous tells him to find another way to protect Earth, since fighting isn't his way. It did seem to affect Marvelous though, since later in the fight he also uses Shinken Red and remarks "This one owes you some payback!"
** Gai Ikari (a.k.a. Gokai Silver) is one as well.
*** If you need any more proof of Gai's fanboyishness, check out his [[{{Squee}} absolute freak-out]] when he meets [[Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman Hyuga]].
*** With Episode 21, we can almost ''FEEL'' his joy when [[Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger Satoru]] signs his autograph book. Don't believe me? Look at his face when he reads it.
*** Really, anytime Gai sees one of the Sentai senshi he's familiar with, he freaks out.
* AscendedMeme: #25-26 are the ''Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger'' episodes, and one of the few times our returning heroes regard the Gokaigers with antagonism, essentially giving us ''Pirates vs Ninjas''. [[note]]#25 is even named ''Pirates and Ninjas'', practically foreshadowing it.[[/note]] Particularly since the Hurricanegers get their powers back and turn the entire arc into a traditional Vs movie.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: Played with in #17; the MonsterOfTheWeek is protected by DeflectorShields emitted from his neck brace, of which the back of his neck is said weak point. [[spoiler: Warz Gill has him outfitted with a bomb on the said weak point, [[BatmanGambit expecting the Gokaigers to attack it and perish in the process]]...if it were not for [[SpannerInTheWorks Gokai Silver's]] intervention.]]
** Also invoked by the MonsterOfTheWeek of #28: He deliberately stabs himself to show Marvelous that it would be his weak point.
* AudibleSharpness- The Gokai Sabres are apparently so sharp that just drawing them makes a sound...despite the fact that they have no sheath...
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Played straight with Marvelous, painfully subverted with [[SmugSnake Warz Gill]]. And then there's [[FourStarBadass Damaras and Akados Gils]] who show just how powerful they are in #42 and in #51 respectively.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Captain ''Marvelous''.
** Promo shots for Superhero Wars have him going by [[spoiler: ''Emperor'' Marvelous]]
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: A purely platonic version in 27 [[spoiler:when Luka, who is in Doc's body asked why Doc, who is in Luka's body didn't jump the buildings to escape her stalkers. Don confirms he was scared about messing up and falling, which Luka expected. However, she ''didn't'' expect him to follow up with "think of what it would do to your body", which is followed by a flashback of her realizing why Don!Luka was so cautious as her before while and what a jerk she was being enjoying being a boy. While Luka was concerned with enjoying the little outing as Doc, Doc was more concerned with not getting Luka's body in some terrible predicament.]]
* BackForTheFinale: #50 has the Gokaiger using several Grand Powers in rapid succession, including some which were only ever used once like the Gosei Headders, Geki Beasts, and Goran Gokaioh.
** [[spoiler:Fitting this trope more closely, #50 features a few past guest characters such as the boy who borrowed the Shinken Red key in #2 and the mother and child from #23, the [=GoGo-V tribute=].]]
** [[spoiler:In the finale, the Gokaigers are greeted by the schoolchildren and teachers they rescued in the very first episode, as well as cameos from various past Sentai members including Tsuyoshi Kaijou (Aka Ranger, who had only appeared in the movies) and Takayuki Hiba (Vul Eagle II, who showed up two episodes before).]]
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:[[Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman Black Condor]], [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Dragon Ranger]], [[Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger Time Fire]] and [[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger Abare Killer]] were all somehow brought back to life in order to participate in the Legendary War (giving it shades of ClimacticBattleResurrection), as were [[Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger Rio and Mele]]]].[[note]]This does not include the original [[Series/BattleFeverJ Battle Cossack]] and [[Series/ChoudenshiBioman Yellow Four]], as well as [[Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger Ki Ranger's]] temporary substitute, whose powers were inherited by other characters after they died. Both, ''199 Heroes'' and Episode 20, make it clear that it was Hyuga in the Black Knight armor, and not Bullblack, during the Legendary War.[[/note]]
** [[spoiler: [[Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger Ryuwon]]]] comes back in #21, but is dead again by the end of the episode.
** [[spoiler:[[Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman Gai Yuki]]]] literally ''did'' come back from the dead in #28. Granted though, he's a ghost, and he returns by the end of the episode.
* BackStab: [[spoiler: Basco pulls this off on Damaras]] in #43.
* BaitAndSwitch: From the earliest episodes alone, it's pretty obvious that the series loves these gags, [[SignatureStyle owing to the lead writer]] Naruhisa Arakawa.
** For example, a particularly memorable scene from #3 goes like this:
---> '''Marvelous''': Ha! Now we got you cornered.
---> '''[[spoiler:Kai Ozu]]''': Really? You still have to come over here.
---> [Zoom out to show that the two are on different cliffs with a huge gap in between.]
** There's a beautiful example in #8 right after a ColdOpen. Insaan decides to review the Zangyack wanted posters for the Gokaigers, leading to flashbacks of what the Captain, Joe, Ahim and Luka were doing before...then they get to Don, and Insaan's reaction is basically "aaah, he's nobody" before tossing it aside.
* BarehandedBladeBlock: The monster of #14 attempts this against Marvelous as Tyranno Ranger. Doesn't quite work out.
* BatmanColdOpen: Frequently an episode begins with the heroes fighting giant Sugormin in [=GokaiOh=], and this is usually because there will be a lack of fight with [=GokaiOh=] later in the episode, like in the Jetman tribute.
* BatmanGambit: Basco's plan in #47. It involves [[spoiler: betraying Sally in such an over-the-top manner, that it makes the Gokaigers think it's a trap to get Sally to the Ranger Key chest and steal it. They were right, but that was part of Basco's plan. The other part of the plan relied heavily on Sally making a HeelFaceTurn based off these turn of events, which Sally does, putting her in a good enough proximity to take Marvelous out with a bomb he placed on Sally as a "good-luck charm"]]. [[spoiler:It worked, but]] The only part of the gambit Basco didn't count on is the part where [[spoiler:Marvelous manages to snag a piece of the charm off and uses it as a PocketProtector in his final battle against him]].
* BBCQuarry[=/=]KirksRock: There's this one [[http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x323/eviltwin5311/GokaigerPlaza.png concrete plaza]] with a bunch of ramps and flat steps that has popped up several times. Parts of the ''Gekiranger,'' ''Carranger,'' and ''Hurricenger'' episodes have been filmed in it. Justified since they apparently parked the Gokai Galleon nearby.
* BeamSpam: Any of the Zangyack fleet scenes usually entail this.
** [[spoiler:Upon boarding the Gigant Horse in #51, Marvelous and Gai fight their way to the bridge, where Marvelous turns the Gigant Horse's weapons against ''the entire Zangyack invasion fleet'' and blows them away.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: While Don is the ButtMonkey of the series, he is heard audibly ''snapping the necks'' of {{Mook}}s on at least two occasions.
** Ahim. Unassuming BadassPrincess who cheerfully told a past Sentai team that the Gokaigers would take their powers by force shows she's no pink powderpuff.
* {{BFS}}: In ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'', the Rekka Daizantou is bigger than the wielder and takes a skilled stuntman to use during filming. Now, imagine that scaled up to mecha size, and possibly doubled, and you get the version wielded by Shinken [=GokaiOh=].
** Goren Gokaioh's Gokai Hurricane Cassiopeia is even bigger.
* BigEater: Marvelous, especially after he gets injured. The MonsterOfTheWeek of #33 qualifies, too.
* BigYes: The Gokaigers after the defeat of [[spoiler:Ackdos Gil.]]
* BizarreAlienBiology: The alien brothers in #8. For some reason the ''elder'' brother is the size of a ''baseball''.
* BookEnds: #7 begins and ends more or less the same way, except with Don [[TookALevelInBadass taking a level in badass]]. [[ButtMonkey Unfortunately]] [[StatusQuoIsGod it doesn't stick.]]
** [[CharacterDevelopment Actually,]] if you look at the series as a whole, Don does start showing a little bit more backbone as time goes on. Look at episode #29, when he confronts Marvelous, Joe, and Luka about being so reckless during the battle, and told them "You broke this, you're gonna fix it."
** In #1, the Gokaigers give the MonsterOfTheWeek a speech. The same speech is given to Dailando in #50.
*** Also in #1, the team tells the schoolchildren and teachers they save to ThinkNothingOfIt -- they weren't saving anyone, they were just kicking the MOTW's butt for ruining their lunch. [[spoiler:In #51, the same kids and teachers come up to thank them for saving the world, and they respond "We're just space pirates, we came here for treasure and Zangyack got in our way so we took them out. There's no need to thank us."]]
** Also from #1, the team goes to [[Series/TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan Snack Safari]] for lunch, and the place is blown up [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodSandwich before Marvelous can eat his curry.]] [[spoiler:After the final battle in #51, they go there again, only this time it's the Snack ''New'' Safari -- and Marvelous not only gets to finish his meal, but scarfs down six or seven platesful of curry.]]
** In a touching tribute, [[Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger Tsuyoshi Kaijou/Akaranger]] is the first and last Ranger seen in the series... and there is no FakeShemp to ruin it (although Tsyoshi's actor only voiced him in his transformed state for the first appearance).
* BorrowedCatchphrase: In ''Gokaiger vs. Gavan'', when the team first notices [[Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger Gekkou]], they say "Bird?", and Shizuka immediately blurts out "It's not 'Bird'!", which is what Navi says every time Marvelous refers to him as such.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: In #2, the Gokaigers all turn into Red Rangers to finish off the MonsterOfTheWeek. In turn, the monster looks into the camera and expresses its disbelief at so many red rangers. If Abaranger is anything to go by, this is a trope which Naruhisa Arakawa uses often.
** During their cameo in the [[Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger Goseiger]] Vs. [[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger Shinkenger]] movie, Marvelous says the Gokaigers should show off since it's a movie.
** Navi also smacks into the screen early in #7.
** In #14, Kyousuke introduces himself as Red Racer to the Gokaigers. The usual silhouette of the ranger's image appears over him as with all the other Reds, but then he just smacks it away.
** The MonsterOfTheWeek in #26, does this shortly before blowing up the first time.
*** He does it again after his second defeat.
** #29 tries to replicate TheStinger style from Abaranger (being its tribute episode) at the halfway CM cut.
** Machalcon in #44 references that this would be the last time this year (#44 being the last episode of 2011). [[note]]Though it ''was'' close enough to the end of the year that he'd probably be right anyway, you never know if you'll get attacked in those last 7 days[[/note]]
** When the Gokaigers do an All-Blue change in #45, Ninjaman asks if that's allowed, pointing at the TV screen as he does so.
*** Also when right before the CM, Navi asks the viewers if they know that the Gokiagers are doing an [[spoiler: All Lion Gokai Change]].
* BreatherEpisode: #14 delivers some reprieve before the show plunges right into Basco's [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomping]] debut, '''''[[Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger and]] [[SelfParody how]]'''''.
** #24: A story how the MonsterOfTheWeek from #14 searches his place in the universe [[spoiler: and finds love with a human]].
** Sandwiched between the ''Jetman'' and ''Liveman'' episodes, both of which deal differently with the theme of death, is #29: a goofy tale where, among other things, Warz Gill caught a cold and Ahim cosplays to throw off the Monster of the Week.
* BrokenAesop: The moral of the Dairanger episode is that you don't need to transform to be a hero. Too bad Gai and Ryō get their asses handed to them when they try fighting that way.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Joe and Ahim.
* BucketHelmet: Don wears one in #29, oddly enough, ''on top of'' his regular suit helmet. It even manages to stay stuck on despite his frequent moving around.
* BulletCatch: Kiaido performs this in #28 against the team. Also did it to Marvelous in a flashback in the same episode.
* BulletProofHumanShield: Employed by Gokai Red with the help of a nearby {{Mook}}.
** Also attempted by Kyousuke with [[spoiler:Don]] in #14, but it doesn't quite work out.
* ButtMonkey: Don.
** Made especially apparent in the ending, where he's getting attacked by his own {{Transformation Trinket}}s.
*** And the exchange between Damaras and Insarn in #8, where they discuss the level of threat each of the Gokaigers pose: when they get to Don, after a {{Beat}}, they state that "he can be skipped". Also, his reward is ''really'' low compared to that of his teammates, much like [[Manga/OnePiece Chopper]].
** Gai in #17. After all, he gets ignored for most of the episode in favor of a fat guy in a silver tracksuit. In the same episode, during Gai's ImagineSpot, Don is non-existant, replaced by Gai.
** Even Basco has made his potshot at Don in #31:
--->"Did you think I earned that three million zagin bounty by doing the cooking on the Galleon?"
* CallBack
** Since #24 is a sequel to #14, there's a few, including subverting TransformationIsAFreeAction and Zealousto's cry of "[[GratuitousEnglish I love you!]].
** In ''199 Heroes'', when [[Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger Eri]] and Ahim do their combo attack, it's called ''Double Pink Attack #2''. When Ahim asks why it's #2, Eri just remarks that #1 is already executed, which was during ''Goseiger vs [[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger Shinkenger]]'' (the one Eri did with Mako).
** Don attempted to communicate with Sally in Gratuitous...Apeish or something when he and part of the team were kidnapped by Basco. Later on in #47, when Sally is brought aboard the Galleon, he does it again, only with Gai helping out. It's not clear if they ever got through to Sally in either case, though...
*** Luka even comments on this:
----> I feel like I've seen this before...
** In #50, Joe, Luka, Don, and Ahim's defiance towards Dyrandoh upon the crew's return is a callback to what they said to the Action Commander in the first episode. Luka says "Shut up, idiot.", Joe says that Zangyack will be the ones to get lost, Ahim says that they have no intention of listening to them, and Don says that he (and everyone else on this planet) hates guys like them.
** That episode is full of that trope. While the Gokaigers are heading back to the city, they encounter various people they met during previous episodes. Ahim and Luka encounter the girl and mother from the Series/RescueSentaiGoGoFive episode, while Marvelous encounters the boy from episode 2.
*** The second one mentioned just above goes even further, as Marvelous compliments the boy on having become strong in his own way. This is a reference to how the boy was defeated by the MonsterOfTheWeek in episode 2 after he stole Marvelous' [[TransformationTrinket Mobirates]] and the [[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger Shinkenred]] key.
* CanonImmigrant: When the Gokaigers transform into the Go-ongers in #5, they use the wheel cuffs on their gloves and boots as weapons, something only their [[Series/PowerRangersRPM Power Rangers counterparts]] did. This was done as a ShoutOut by the episode's director, Koichi Sakamoto, who works on both franchises (and is in fact one of the big wheels involved in ''Franchise/PowerRangers'').
** For a more traditional take on this trope, look no further than [[spoiler:Engine Machalcon, a new Engine created well after Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger ended.]] In the same vein, there's Moriyama Mirai, [[spoiler:[[Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger the child of Honami and Domon/TimeYellow]].]]
* CantCatchUp: Don and Ahim in #7, before they turn to [[spoiler:Jan]] to teach them martial arts. Well, just Ahim, at first: it takes a little while for Don to get over the idea of letting himself get behind.
* CarFu: Ahim does this in #29. [[UnfortunateImplications While dressed as a cop, no less]].
* CatchPhrase: "Let's get rough!" Or "Let's get showy!" (''Hade ni ikuze!''), depending on the [[TranslationStyleChoices translator]].
** On official merchandise with English text it's translated as "Let's wipe them out!"
*** Also something of a BorrowedCatchPhrase, though usually non-Marvelous Gokaigers only say it in their character focus episodes (like Ahim in #13 and Joe in #22).
*** Played with even more in ''Gokaiger vs. Gavan'' when every other non-Marvelous Gokaiger does a variation of it (although Gai had trouble trying to think of something cool to say).
** Barizorg's [[GratuitousEnglish "Yes, boss."]]
** Basco's got one with his "You can't get something without giving something up," line.
** There's also recurring phrases such as "We're pirates." and "That's what pirates do."
* CerebusRetcon: [=MagiPink=]'s [[VoluntaryShapeshifter Maagi Magiiro]] spell was mostly PlayedForLaughs. Here? It's used as the third option the Gokaigers take during a SadisticChoice set up by Basco.
** In a non-grimdark example, the Gokaiger's EarlyBirdCameo in the Goseiger vs. Shinkenger movie got retconned into something that actually happened in the storyline.
* CerebusRollercoaster[=/=]MoodWhiplash: Since they do quite a large number of Tribute episodes, which try to maintain the feel of previous seasons, the tone of the season kinda jumps all over the place. Look at the absolutely hilarious episode 14 (a ''Carranger'' tribute), followed by the unmorphed beatdown of the Gokaigers at the end of episode 15, which was almost uncomfortable to watch.
* CharacterOutlivesActor: The Rangers in the Legend War are implied to be the same characters who wore the suits in their respective shows, including Daita Ōiwa ([[Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger the original Ki Ranger]]), whose actor died in 1978.
* ChekhovsGun: Remember when Sally knocked over the fruits and fruit knife in #47? [[spoiler:Navi uses the fruit knife to escape from Basco's ropes in #48.]]
** And that charm that Sally was given? [[spoiler: It's really a bomb, but part of the charm wound up in Marvelous' hands and uses it as a PocketProtector in his battle against Basco.]]
** [[spoiler:Basco's ship, the Free Joker, survives his demise. Navi hijacks it in #51, allowing Marvelous and Gai to use it to [[RammingAlwaysWorks ram into the Gigant Horse]] and board it.]]
* ChestBlaster: [[http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/1181/gokai32a.jpg It even looks like an actual cannon.]]
* TheChewToy: Elder in #8. Made literal when Luka almost ''eats him''.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Basco (with honors).
* ClipShow: Played straight on #45. Justified in briefing [[spoiler:Ninjaman]].
* CoDragons: Ackdos Gil shows up with two of these in #41.
* ColonyDrop: #22's monster attempts this with a meteoroid/small asteroid.
* CombatPragmatist: The Action Commander in #4 agrees to a sword duel with Joe [[spoiler:but uses the Gormin to restrain Joe. He even justifies it with saying that there are no rules in a fight and that the only thing that counts is winning.]]
** [[spoiler: [[{{Hypocrite}} Despite the fact that he said that 5 against 1 was cowardly earlier...]]]]
** Basco, who isn't a believer in fair play, fits this too.
** Even the Gokaigers are subject to this in #51, justifying the fact that they are pirates.
* CombinationAttack: In #26, when the Gokaiger team up with the Hurricaneger, they perform a nine-person version of their Final Wave attack (see above), dubbed Gokai Chō Ninpō: Hurricane Scramble.
* TheComicallySerious: Joe is the most stoic of the crew, yet the ending sequences have him do things like dance with Series/BattleFeverJ, get kissed by a dolphin and swap swords with [[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger Shinken Blue]].
** Brought up again in ep. 35 where Joe as [[Series/BattleFeverJ Battle France]] dances with an [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger Ugatz]], drops him on the ground and hits him in the face.
** In #45 we see him cry over the destroyed teacake he made for Ninjaman. Later he can be seen moping in the background...while sitting in a treasure chest.
* CompetitiveBalance
** LightningBruiser: Marvelous and Joe.
** GlassCannon: Luka
** ConfusionFu: Don
** FragileSpeedster: Ahim
** LethalJokeCharacter: Gai
* CompositeCharacter: In addition to [[Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger Gao Lion]] subbing in for [[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger Shishi Origami]], [[Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger FuraiMaru]] is remodeled with elements of Tenkujin, namely the color scheme and FumaShuriken motif.
** This is apparently a unique power of Gokai Silver, as seen in #19 where he merges the [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger Go-On Gold and Silver]] Keys into a Series/KamenRiderDouble-esque half-and-half key. Later, with Don's encouragement, he does this with all 15 of his Keys to produce [[SuperMode Gold Mode]].
** The Composite Combatant in ''The Flying Ghost Ship'' is literally a composite of nearly every [[{{mook}} enemy grunt]] from all the previous shows.[[note]]Specifically.[[/note]]
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: In #15 and #16, the Gokaiger have trouble taking on five, then ten SixthRanger keys. During ''199 Heroes'', the Gokaiger and Goseiger (including Gosei Knight) combined manage to take on cloned versions of the first 33 Sentai teams (exactly 176 Ranger Clones). Gosei Knight defeats 10 Sixth Rangers by himself in less than 30 seconds.
** When Basco faces the entire team, [[CurbstompBattle he wipes the floor with them]]. When Captain Marvelous faces him solo, he proves to be more than a match for him.
* ConspicuousCGI: This year's HumongousMecha, [=GokaiOh=], makes its debut animated this way, as it's quite acrobatic compared to past incarnations. If you've been with the series for while, though, you can get used to it quickly. It's the parts where it's a dude in a suit that poke out. Even the sized-up villains are still suit actors.
** in #26, where the transformation into Hurricane [=GokaiOh=] involves it switching to CGI to performing Kabuki poses and combine with Furaimaru before turning back into a man in a suit for the actual fight.
** According to teasers for ''Gokaiger vs Gavan'', the mecha-dragon Denshi Seijuu (Electronic Starbeast) Dol.
* ContinuityCameo: It wouldn't be a proper anniversary without the appearance of past Sentai:
** [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Kai Ozu]] in #3
** [[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger Banban "Ban" Akaza, Marika "Jasmine" Reimon, and Doggie Kruger]] in #5 [[note]]Doggie also appears in the "199 Heroes" movie, both transformed and untransformed.[[/note]]
** [[Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger Jan Kandou and Shafu]] in #7
** [[Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger Kakeru Shishi]] in #9
** [[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger Kaoru Shiba and Toshizo Tanba]] in #11 & 12
** [[Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger Kyousuke Jinnai]] in #14
** [[Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger Tsuyoshi Kaijou]], [[Series/JAKQDengekitai Soukichi Banba]], [[Series/DaiSentaiGoggleFive Kanpei Kuroda]], [[Series/KagakuSentaiDynaman Rei Tachibana]], [[Series/ChoudenshiBioman Shirou Gou]], [[Series/KousokuSentaiTurboranger Riki Honoo]], [[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger Koume "Umeko" Kodou]], [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger Saki Rouyama]], [[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger Chiaki Tani and Genta Umemori]], plus the full ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger'' roster in ''199 Heroes''.
** [[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger Dr. Mikoto Nakadai/Abare Killer]] (the only one who appears untransformed), [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Dragon Ranger]] and [[Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger Time Fire]] ([[FakeShemp suit only for both]]) in #18
** [[Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman Ryoma and Hyuga]] in #20
** [[Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger Satoru Akashi]] in ''199 Heroes'' and #21
** [[Series/RescueSentaiGoGoFive Matsuri Tatsumi]] in #23
** [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger All three members of [=G3=] Princess]] (yeah, Saki appears again, although the other two also show up again in separate occasions) in ''The Flying Ghost Ship''.
** [[Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger All three Hurricanegers]] in #25 & 26, better yet [[spoiler:they actually transform into their Ranger forms and fight alongside the Gokaigers]].
** [[Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman Gai Yuki/Black Condor]] in #28
** [[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger Yukito and Emiri Sanjyo]] in #29
** [[Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman Joh Ohara]] in #30
** [[Series/ChourikiSentaiOhranger Goro Hoshino and Momo Maruo]] in #31 & 32
** [[Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger "Tenkasei" Ryo]] in ''199 Heroes'' and #33
** [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger Sousuke Esumi, Bomper, Speedor, Buson, and Bear RV]] in #35 & 36
** [[Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger Kenta Date]] in #39
** [[Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger Domon]] and Honami Moriyama ([[spoiler:and their son Mirai]]) in #40
** [[Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger Tsuruhime]] in #45 and [[Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger Ninjaman]] in 45 & 46
** Kenji Ohba reprises both of his major Sentai roles: [[Series/DenshiSentaiDenziman Daigoro Ome]] in ''199 Heroes'' and [[Series/BattleFeverJ Shiro Akebono]] in #44. He goes on to co-star in ''Gokaiger vs Gavan'' as [[Series/SpaceSheriffGavan Retsu Ichijoji]], where he also reprises both of his Sentai characters again. [[spoiler:A scene in the movie pays tribute to the finale of the ''Space Sheriff'' trilogy in which Gavan poses with Battle Kenya and Denzi Blue (taking the place of [[Series/SpaceSheriffSharivan Sharivan]] and [[Series/SpaceSheriffShaider Shaider]]).]]
** Also appearing in ''Gokaiger vs. Gavan'': [[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger Yatsudenwani]], [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Vancuria]], [[Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger Gekkoh & Shizuka]], [[Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger Bae]], [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger Yogostein, Kegalesia & Kitaneidas]] and [[Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger Mons Drake, Kinggon & Emperor Robogog]].
** [[Series/TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan Takayuki Hiba]], [[Series/DengekiSentaiChangeman Sho Hayate]], [[Series/ChoushinseiFlashman Dai]], [[Series/HikariSentaiMaskman Akira]] and [[Series/ChikyuuSentaiFiveman Remi Hoshikawa]] in #49
** [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Goushi]], [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Yuka Yamazaki]] and [[Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger Professor Amachi]] in #50
** [[Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger "Tenjusei" Shoji, "Tenjisei" Kazu]], [[Series/RescueSentaiGoGoFive Sho Tatsumi]], [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Hoka Ozu]] and [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger Miu Suto]], plus the return of [[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger Doggie Krueger]], [[Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger Signalman]], [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Goushi]], [[Series/ChikyuuSentaiFiveman Remi Hoshikawa]], [[Series/TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan Takayuki Hiba]] and [[Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger Tsuyoshi Kaijo]] for the finale. [[note]]All of whom get their Ranger Keys back after Ackdos Gill's defeat.[[/note]]
* ContinuityCavalcade: The whole series itself goes without saying, but specific mention goes to the final battle in episode #51, when they cycle through all 34 previous teams all in rapid succession.
* ContinuityNod
** Kai Ozu still has the red streaks in his hair from the ending of Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger.
** From #5, Ban still wears his hair straight like he had it the [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Magiranger]] vs. [[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger Dekaranger]] movie.
** The monster from #7 is a LegacyCharacter to the one from the [[Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger Geki]] vs [[Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger Bouken]] Movie.
** Also from #7, Jan still has Long tied around his neck and is teaching children Juken.
** Looks like [[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger Kaoru]] never took back either being the head of the Shiba Clan OR her adoption of Takeru.
*** Deratsuega also looks a lot like Ushiroboji from Shinkenger. Heck, his episode location is also pretty apt - Ushiroboji was the first Ayakashi to hand the Shinkengers [[CurbStompBattle their asses on a plate]] and [[HeroicBSOD caused Takeru to run away.]]
** In the ''199 Heroes'' movie, the [[Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger Goseigers]] still have their angel wings that they earned in the final episode.
*** Also from ''199 Heroes'', Umeko still has three favorite rubber ducks from the show, Ryou is still trying to make gyoza, and Daigoro still loves his anpan.
*** Gokai Hurricane Cassiopeia is a whole reference to Black Cross Führer's weakness from Goranger.
** In #17, the Gokaigers used the Goseiger powers they inherited during the events of ''199 Heroes'', which premiered in theaters the day before the episode aired.
** In #18, When the Gokaigers all transform into the Shinkenger team, they are in the same place in which the Shinkengers fought IN THE SAME EPISODE NUMBER.
** In #21, When the Gokaigers all transform into Boukengers, they use a transformation sequence from the Boukenger movie.
** #25-26 gives us two children of monsters fought and defeated by the Hurricaneger.
** In the end of #28, when Gai Yuki [[spoiler:departs to the afterlife again, he sits on the same bench he passed away on in the final episode of ''Jetman''. His gravesite is also decorated with mementos left over by his former teammates, including an Ako-chan noodle cup.]]
** In the Dekaranger vs Abaranger movie, it was implied that Yukito and Emiri were together. #29 notes they are now married.
** In #30, during the ''Liveman'' Gokai Change, Ahim and Doc (as Black Bison and Green Sai) attack together and the rest attack together, a nod to the season introducing the ThreePlusTwo formula.
** Zigzagged with [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger Sosuke Esumi]] in #35, who got reduced to gokart racing after his time away from the racetrack. Apparently it took ''three years on the track'' to make up for one year on Go-Onger.
*** Also the MonsterOfTheWeek in #35-36 is a LegacyCharacter to the big bad from the [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger Go-Onger]] vs. [[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger Shinkenger]] movie.
** #40 has plenty of continuity nod to the point that it borders on ContinuityPorn: for starters, the episode is set during the events of ''Goseiger vs. Shinkenger'' and reuses many of the same scenes from the movie; Mirai (the kid the Gokaigers helps out in the temple) is none other than Domon's lovechild with Honami (who was pregnant at the end of ''Timeranger''); Gokai Silver uses Gingaman's Great Power, just like he promised Hyuga he would in #20; and the pot that was kept inside the temple is the same one [[Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger Ninjaman]] was originally sealed in.
* ContinuitySnarl: While the show's pretty good when it comes to continuity, the ''Liveman'' tribute had one mistake in it: [[spoiler: They were able to save Goh Omura. Joh left this out, saying that they couldn't save any of the villains. What really makes this jarring is that Goh was Joh's personal rival and former friend.]]
* ContractualGenreBlindness: Considering how much he knows about the previous Sentai teams (often down to knowing their names and occupations), sometimes Gai still manages not to be able to deduce the actual person that they're supposed to find, or the rest of the crew doesn't catch on to a specific part of what he says, or so on.
* CoolBoat: The Gokai Galleon serves as the team's main mode of transportation and living space when not being used as their HumongousMecha.
** The Galleon also counts for SpaceSailing.
* CoolKey: The Ranger Keys.
* CoolOldGuy: Denzi Blue, Big One, Aka Ranger…
** Joh Ohara deserves special mention even though he's not that old; despite ''Liveman'' airing back in 1988, he's still more than capable of taking down enemies while out of suit.
* CoolShades: The gold visor on Gokai Silver's helmet, which vanish under his "bandana" in Gold Mode.
** TriangleShades
* CosmicRetcon: What the effects of the power of the Greatest Treasure in the Universe would have had on the previous 34 Super Sentai teams.
* {{Crossdresser}}: Joe and Don encounter one in #23.
** The MonsterOfTheWeek in #44 claimed to be one as well (at the very least, he was CampGay).
* CrucifiedHeroShot: Marvelous in #43, when he's prepared for execution.
* CurbStompBattle: The Monster in #11 manages to easily defeat the Gokaigers even in their ''Zyuranger, Dynaman, and Gingaman forms.''
** Done very harshly in #15: The Gokaigers are defeated by Basco's Extra Ranger clones, even getting beaten up more after demorphing, and to make matters worse everyone except Marvelous is kidnapped.
** Again by Basco in #31: After defeating and stealing all his extra hero keys, Marvelous goes to attacks Basco...who transforms into a new armored form and proceeds to defeat all six Gokaigers with very little effort.
** Again in #37 by [[spoiler: Warz Gill of all people. Using the Great Warz mech his father sent, Gill takes out Engine Machalcon, ''and'' Gojyu Gokaioh before sending the Gokai Galleon crashing to Earth]].
** Again in #42 by [[spoiler: Damarasu, who easily manages to defeat both Basco in his armored form and the Gokaigers]].
** ''And'' again in #47, by [[spoiler:Basco ''again'', who after blowing Sally up and apparently taking Marvelous with him, shrugs off anything the remaining five throw at him before taking them all down and out]].
** #51 has the Gokaiger face off against Akdos Gil[[spoiler:, with the team using all the past Sentai in such quick succession Akdos is quickly overwhelmed]].
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: The Zangyack are smart enough to enlarge three of their mooks in order to aid the MOTW. This happens in every mecha battle. And they've made the Sgormin transformable and able to link into a glider for the Action Commander in #4.
** Also, since the very start, they consider the Gokaigers a very dangerous threat and, once they know about their existence, know that the ''Grand Powers'' can make the difference in the battle (except [[WrongGenreSavvy the Commander]]).
** #5: Marvelous is handcuffed, fighting [[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger Doggie Kruger]], who is using his sword. During the battle, as Doggie does a vertical slash, Marvelous puts his handcuffs in Doggie's way, expecting Doggie to cut it and free him...but nothing happens. Doggie was expecting that, and stopped his sword in time to avoid freeing Marvelous.
** The Gokaiger in general fit this. They even use their transformation sequences to protect themselves from attack.
** [[{{Troll}} Basco]]. Just Basco.
** #17: [[spoiler: Gai should fit this to a T. Recognizing the trap on the MOTW, the superfluous roll call, complete with color order of Goranger, you name it...]]
** ''199 Heroes'' [[spoiler: Dai Bakuhatsu Dynaman vs. Mooks. And they're done.]]
* DartBoardOfHate: Luka has one in episode 6 with the face of the rich girl (who turns out not to be a RichBitch after all) for whose father she's employed on it.
* DeadpanSnarker: Joe, with emphasis on "deadpan", and Luka.
* DeathOrGloryAttack: [[spoiler:In #48, Marvelous stomps his foot on Basco's, then '''stabs both their feet with Basco's sword''', holding him in place so Marvelous can deliver the deathblow.]]
* DefectorFromDecadence: Joe used to be an elite of Zangyack Empire, but is now a full-blown Gokaiger.
* DegradedBoss: The Boukenger and Hurricaneger focus episodes have end-of-series enemies as the MonsterOfTheWeek; Boukenger has Ryuuwon brought BackFromTheDead, while Hurricaneger has the [[IdenticalGrandson Identical Sons]] of Sandaaru and Satorakura. In fairness, they're only "degraded" in the sense that they're Monsters of the Week rather than final bosses; otherwise, they give the Gokaiger really tough fights.
** Ep. 35 and 36 has [[spoiler: the successor of the big bad from the Go-Onger vs. Shinkenger Movie.]]
* DemotedToExtra: Given its nature as a 35-year celebration, it's obviously not possible to give equal time to all 34 previous Super Sentai teams, though a few do stand out.
** None of the Sentai teams prior to Dairanger didn't get any proper tribute episodes, except for Battle Fever, Liveman and Jetman. Instead, ''199 Heroes'' featured representatives of Goranger, J.A.K.Q., Denziman, Goggle-V, Dynaman, Bioman and Turboranger handing their greater powers to Gokaiger, while the greater powers of Changeman, Flashman, Maskman, Fiveman and Sun Vulcan were in Basco's possession for most of the series until his defeat. Zyuranger was the last Sentai team to have an unmasked member appearing as its representative and they never got a full Gokai Change with all six members.
** Prior to #42, the Gouraiger keys were only used twice and neither time occurred during the Hurricaneger tribute episodes; they get passing appearances in #2 and #24, and afterwards are only used to change to Hurricane [=GokaiOh=] (which is then passed up once they get Kanzen [=GokaiOh=]).
** Looking back on the series as a whole, the team that seemed to get shafted the worse was Goggle-V' Most every other series had tribute episodes, or at least some type of special attack or multiple appearances during a Gokai Change. Goggle-V appeared once during #8 (and technically the final episode when Ahim changed into Goggle Pink to beat down Ackdos Gil, although that includes every other Sentai team's solo transformations), and aside from the movie (and ''Super Hero Taisen'', where it's one of the first teams to be led by Aka Ranger to fight the Kamen Riders), were never really seen again. Possibly to make up for this, Goggle-V is one of the few team changes during [[spoiler:''Go-Busters vs Gokaiger'']], and while they still use the ribbons, this time it's only part of the full attack. The team also does an in-style change for the occasion.
* {{Depower}}: The fate of the past Sentai teams after defeating the Zangyack invasion during the cold open.
** [[spoiler:[[HesBack They're Back]]: In the final episode Marvelous returns the Ranger Keys and all the Sentai teams regain their powers]]
* DesignatedGirlFight: Luka and Ahim fight against the [[Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger Mele]] clone in #23.
** In #26, the Gokaigers and Hurricanegers battle Satorakura Jr., Barizorg, and Insaan. Since this sentence is under this particular trope, you can probably guess who ends up fighting Insaan.
** Half and Half with the Extra Rangers in episode 31. Luka and Ahim fight the female Shinken Red and Magi Mother, but Marvelous fights with Deka Swan (alongside Deka Master) and Joe fights Mele (alongside Rio).
** In #42, when the Gokaigers are ambushed, Marvelous and Don fight Damaras, Joe and Gai take on Basco, and Luka and Ahim fight Sally.
* {{Determinator}}: Obviously a standard Super Sentai trope, but the Gokaiger deserve a special mention. In #12, the MonsterOfTheWeek calls the team out while Joe is under a HeroicBSOD, so the other four go out without him. They fight until the MOTW hits them hard enough to de-transform them. And then they get back up and keep fighting until they get knocked down ''again''. And when Joe does [[HesBack come back]], they get up '''again''', dust themselves off, and call the beating they just took a warm-up. When the MOTW incredulously demands to know how they can still stand, the guys explain it by saying it's like being able to eat dessert even after having a giant meal.
** In the previous episode, Marvelous takes an attack for Joe that detransforms him and results in him being cut up badly, but he still has the strength to turn and shoot Warz Gill before collapsing.
** In the final episode, Marvelous says that this trait is what he admires about Earthlings; no matter how hard or how many times they're knocked down, they always get back up.
* DeusExMachina: Let's face it, in ''Gokaiger vs. Gavan'', there's absolutely no reason the Battle Kenya and Denji Blue keys should open a gateway to Makuu Space ''except'' for the ActorAllusion.
* DiagonalCut: The monster from #4, by way of being a swordfighting master, can somehow do this to ''buildings.''
* DieHardOnAnX: #39 starts out playing all HighSchool tropes to the hilt, before abruptly becoming this.
* DingDongTheWitchIsDead: Not this time! The destruction of the leaders [[spoiler: reduces Zangyack to something similar to the Empire in the ''StarWarsExpandedUniverse,'' with smaller factions forming and collapse ''impending,'' but not having happened yet (the newspaper Luka reads suggests at least four factions). The entire empire doesn't instantly cease to be with Ackdos Gil. However, its threat is reduced ''drastically'', not just by this splintering, but because most of its military force was lost in the FinalBattle.]]
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Zealousto]] in episode 24. He even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it.
--> '''[[spoiler:Zealousto]]''': I'm still alive. But it would have been dramatic if I died.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Don's outfit [[spoiler: as a legendary hero]] in #42 would fit in the DragonQuest franchise easily.
** In the finale, where Marvelous and Gai arrive on the Gigant Horse's bridge, they immediately destroy the two Dogormin at the door with their final wave attacks. This isn't the first time [[RevengeOfTheSith an Emperor's two red-colored guards are taken down right as the hero(es) arrives in his room.]]
* DoubleStandard: Explored (possibly unintentionally) in #27, where Luka and Don undergo a FreakyFridayFlip but continue to act exactly the same way. A few passers-by give uneasy looks when they see a man making a woman carry all his shopping and giving her "comedic" shoves.
* DoubleTake: When the crew is looking for Navi in #8, the parrot himself appears and asks what's going on. Luka explains the situation and ''even asks him where he is'', before noticing who she was talking to.
** Happens again in #27, when Don and Luka first switch bodies, with a close-up of Gai, Ahim, and Joe.
** And again in #29, when Gai and Navi take a moment to realize that Ahim just asked for Gai's hand in marriage out of the blue.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: In #43, after Don [[spoiler:saves Marvelous and leads the team in defeating Damaras]], they all ask for seconds after dinner, causing Don to say "You could at least treat me like a hero!"
* DynamicEntry: A truly epic one occurs in #3. A monster (who had fled earlier on) bursts out of a cliff while Marvelous is trying to cross to the other side and is falling down. It doubles as a BrickJoke, since the monster sort of gets forgotten about while Marvelous and Don go on their quest to chase down [[spoiler:[[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Kai Ozu]]]].
** #31 weaponises the TransformationSequence for [=GoJyuJin=], as the [=GojyuRex=] feet unfold ''into the enemy's faces''.
** [[spoiler:Gokai Red and Gokai Silver enter Akudos Gill's throne room by blowing down the door and obliterating his guards with a double Final Wave.]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: Like [[Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger Goseiger]] in ''Film/SamuraiSentaiShinkengerVsGoOngerGinmakuBang'', the Gokaigers appear in ''[[Film/TensouSentaiGoseigerVsShinkengerEpicOnGinmaku Tensou Sentai Goseiger vs. Shinkenger]]'', where they destroy Shitari of the Bones and his army as he attempted to [[TheStarscream take control from Chimatsuri Buredoran]]. The movie was released theatrically a month before the start of their own show. [[spoiler:This goes beyond a promotional stunt as #40 reveals the reason why the Gokaiger show up and why they have access to the Ranger Keys.]]
** In ''199 Heroes'', which is set between #16 and #17, Gokai Silver makes a cameo in the end-credits sequence. Gai is first introduced in #17.
** ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters'' make their first appearance in ''[[Film/KaizokuSentaiGokaigerVsSpaceSheriffGavanTheMovie Gokaiger vs. Gavan]]'', where they foil Basco's attempt to take the Gokai Galleon while the Gokaigers are busy, they also feed Sally..
** Then ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' appear in ''[[Film/TokumeiSentaiGobustersVsKaizokuSentaiGokaigerTheMovie Go-Busters vs. Gokaiger]]'', resulting in an awkward moment when Kyoryu Red finds he is alone when he comes to assist Red Buster and Gokai Red, the rest of his team ran late and only arrived after the two Reds took their leave.
* EasyLogistics: Who would've thought that an Action Commander-sized hole in a Humongous Mecha could be fixed with wooden planks and nails?
* EconomyCast: The Red Pirates, scourge of the Zangyack Empire, consisted of three pirates: the only ones important to the rest of the story.
* EleventhHourSuperpower: In #50, Gai finally uses Megaranger's Grand Power -- it gives [=GoZyuJin=] the Mega Winger's flight wing.
* EquivalentExchange: [[spoiler:The Greatest Treasure in the Universe can grant any wish and retroactively rewrite the universe such that, say, the Zangyack empire never existed. However, this would consume the powers of the 34 preceding Super Sentai such that they will have never existed in the new universe.]]
** This is Basco's main theme: "To obtain something, you must give something up." This is to contrast with the Gokaigers' theme of obtaining your dream.
* EquippableAlly: The final episode has Doc change into [[Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger Zubban]], who folds into sword form to be wielded by Joe.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: In episode 17, Damaras is ''not'' happy that Warz Gill has rigged the Action Commander with a bomb.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: Gokai Silver's mecha.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Basco's monkey, which contains his mecha and fights with a pair of cymbals.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Ahim, who was a princess of "a certain planet" before it was conquered by the Zangyack.
** PrincessesPreferPink: She's the Pink Ranger, subverted outside of battle as Ahim wears very little actual pink; most of the time it's a frilly all white ensamble with at most a pink vest or a pink jacket.
* EvilFormerFriend: [[spoiler:Barizorg/Sid]] to Joe, Basco to Marvelous
* EvilVersusEvil: Warz Gill wasn't exactly happy with [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger Babacheed's]] interference. He thus decides to attack the Gaiark with Barizorg, Insarn, and some Gormin in tow. Cue Uguts and Gormin clashing against each other.
* FaceHeelTurn: The Go-Buster Vs. Movie revealed the Gokaigers were forced into this after the Gokaiger finale. [[spoiler: [[FakeDefector Or were they?]]]]
* ExactlyWhatIAimedAt:
** In episode 9, Luka [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks throws her swords]] past the main monster to take out a group of mooks that are threatening civilians. Then she lampshades it "Good throw me!"
** [[spoiler:In the finale, Gokai Red and Gokai Silver take aim at Akudos Gill...then suddenly change their aim and strike the control panel ''directly in front of him'', using the resulting cascade of sparks to blind him for their ''real'' attack.]]
* ExplodingBarrels: A rare non-videogame instance is used by Gokai Green to take out some {{mooks}} in #2.
* {{Expy}}: Being made by the same company who handles ''Manga/OnePiece'''s anime, and considering its immense popularity, it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise if the characters of Gokaiger seem a little familiar to One Piece fans. [[http://www.rangerboard.com/showpost.php?p=3660312&postcount=4244 According to their official character bios]], one can see a lot of Luffy in Marvelous, Zoro (with a bit of Sanji) in Joe, Nami in Luka, a combination of Chopper and Usopp in Don, and Vivi in Ahim. Plus, Gai's hyperactivity can be easily compared to Franky.
** Professor Zaien, the MonsterOfTheWeek in the ''Liveman'' episode, was heavily based and modeled after the lead villain in that series (Professor Bias, [[spoiler: most notable in turning friends evil]]). They were both played by Creator/JojiNakata.
* ExtremeOmnivore: The [=MotW=] of #33. It swallows the Gokai Cellular.
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: Episode 41's monster has an eye on his chest, from which he derives all his powers.
* FakeShemp: During the Legendary War in the first episode, all of the Rangers appear in-suit only and only Aka-Ranger is voiced by his original actor. A remade version of the same scene in ''199 Heroes'' has most of the past Rangers being voiced by their returning actors who appeared in the movie. Ki-Renger, whose original actor died in 1978, was voiced by Creator/TomokazuSeki instead.
** When Gai gets his powers for the first time, only Abare Killer appears untransformed, while Dragon Ranger and Time Fire remain in their Ranger forms.
** A more traditional non-suited example occurs in TheTeaser of #31 where Basco steals Changeman's ultimate power off one of the male members of the team, who is wearing his Earth Defense Squad uniform and has what looks like Hayate's hairstyle. We never get to see who the man is though, because he's portrayed by a stand-in who is only filmed from the back.
** A clearer example of the non-suited variety happens in the aftermath of the Legend War as presented in ''199 Heroes.'' As the Goseiger team awakens from after their massive attack, the shot pans to show several other stand-ins wearing prior uniforms getting their bearings as well.
* FamousLastWords:
** "I only joined Gaiark because I liked the name!" - Disruption Officer Chirakashizky (MOTW of #35)
** "I see. So that's how it is." - [[spoiler:Basco ta Jolokia]]
** "Damn you, space pirates!" - [[spoiler:Ackdos Gill]]
* {{Fanservice}}: Luka as a {{Meido}} in #6. [[http://i52.tinypic.com/2duaw7n.jpg Take a look for yourself.]]
** And in a traditional Japanese kimono in #45.
** Marvelous spends a good part of #12 shirtless and bandaged.
** #29 shows Ahim in a wedding dress, a schoolgirl outfit, a nurse outfit, AND a policewoman outfit.
** On the nonsexual side, the entire series is nothing if not a love letter to ''Super Sentai'' and its fans.
* FastballSpecial: Non-offensive variant in #3. Marvelous uses it to get Don through a wall of fire.
** In #8, the Younger Sneak Brother throws the Older at the Gokaiger a few times. [[spoiler:Backfires spectacularly when [=GokaiOh=] pulls out a [[BatterUp mecha-sized baseball bat]].]]
** A giant robot version was done in #22 with [=GokaiOh=] and [=GoJyuJin=] to stop a meteor from crashing into the Earth.
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]
** Marvelous: Phlegmatic (His only trait is his excitability)
** Joe: Choleric
** Luka: Sanguine
** Don: Melancholic
** Ahim: Supine
* FleetingDemographicRule
** Highlighted in the Legend War, which shows [[Series/KousokuSentaiTurboranger Red Turbo]] fighting side-by-side with [[Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger Red Racer]], [[Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger Ryu Ranger]] with [[Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger Geki Red]], and [[Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger Ninja Red]] alongside [[Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger Hurricane Red]].
** The Gokaigers themselves also have trouble distinguishing teams with similar motifs.
*** In the Carranger tribute, they transform into the Turborangers by mistake, while the main five have trouble distinguish the extra rangers that Gai transforms into with the teams they belonged in.
*** In #18, when the team decide to change into the [[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger Shinkengers]], Gai tells Marvelous that he should be in there too: "The one with the Kanji on his head." Marvelous gives him a key and each of the first five become the Shinkengers individually while Gai becomes [[Series/ChourikiSentaiOhranger King Ranger]], who has the Kanji for King (王) on his face.
*** In the [[Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger Boukenger]] episode, while Marvelous and Luka go off with Satoru, Gai takes charge and tells the team to use the "Ninja Sentai", Gai changes into [[Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger Shurikenger]] while Joe, Don and Ahim change into their [[Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger Kakuranger counterparts]].
*** In #22, Gai tells Joe that they shall use the "Dinosaur Sentai", so Gai changes into [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Dragon Ranger]], but Joe changes into [[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger Abare Blue]]. When Gai whines about it, Joe just goes "same difference".
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In #40, the temple that the Gokaigers were sent to the past to protect contains [[spoiler:a magic jar resembling the one in which [[Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger Ninjaman]] used to be sealed.]]
** The movie has the ''God Eye'', a treasure said to be able to grant any wish. [[spoiler: It is essentially a weaker version of the universe's greatest treasure, which can reshape the entire universe.]]
* FreakyFridayFlip: Don and Luka in #27.
* FryingPanOfDoom: Don wields one in #29.
* FullyAbsorbedFinale: Most of the tribute episodes could be considered epilogues to their respective shows.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In #23, during the team attack on Rio, Mele, and Zubaan as [=GoGoV=], after Don attacks, you can see him running off into the distance in slow-motion, V-Lancer waving without a care in the world, as Luka and Ahim step in to attack.
** In #16, you can see Joe still chained up because Don forgot to free him like he did to the others. He wasn't too pleased about that.
** Pay attention during the OP when the five fall through space and Marvelous is reaching for his Ranger key - Ahim is more concerned with ''holding her skirt down.''
** Don is basically a walking supplier of Funny Background Events; in any battle, expect him to do something silly, like mess up a pose or fight in a bizarre way. Gai provides some as well, often in the form of fanboyism.
*** In #33, when the team does the Dairanger pose (which involves hitting your open palm with your fist), Don breaks the pose to shake his hand in pain. Then when they do the Sentai-standard "leap over the camera" shot, he flashes a peace sign at the camera as he flies by.
** In #29 when the MOTW enters Gokai Yellow's suit as tiny being, the rest of team tries to remove him (sans Gokai Silver, as he was in [=GoZyuJin=]), Gokai Blue however is heard muttering incoherently and appears uncertain what to do help. He even tries to do his signature pose as this happens (holding his right hand up to his helmet) but can't even do it properly.
** The end credits of ''199 Heroes'' has the Gokaiger changing into each of their precursor teams and doing their signature pose; since not every team has the right number of members [[note]]They don't include {{Sixth Ranger}}s because this is just before Gai joined[[/note]], a couple get tweaked. The Sun Vulcan segment has Don doing a silly pose and Ahim clapping, while the Abaranger segment has Ahim trying to do the team pose but getting it backwards.
* GenderedOutfit: Several past Ranger costumes have been tailored for the opposite gender. By default: all past Yellow Ranger costumes, male or female [[note]]five of which were flipped in ''Franchise/PowerRangers''[[/note]], as well as [[Series/JAKQDengekitai Big One's]] and [[Series/BattleFeverJ Battle Cossack's]], are worn by Gokai Yellow; all past Blue Rangers are worn by Gokai Blue, including male versions of four female blues ([[Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman Blue Dolphin]], [[Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman Blue Swallow]], [[Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger Hurricane Blue]] and [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Magi Blue]]); and finally, Gokai Pink can transform into [[Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman Black Bison]], [[Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger Kuwaga Raiger]], [[Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger Geki Chopper]], and [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger Go-On Black]], in addition to all the Pink Rangers and a few White ones. Two teams in particular (namely ''Liveman'' and ''Hurricaneger'') have a total of three gender flips by default.
** The Gokaigers can also borrow Ranger Keys from each other during special Gokai Changes, leading to a few gender flips outside the default sets. The girls have transformed into Magi Red (in #2, 40 48, ''Gosei vs. Shinken'' and ''Gokaiger vs. Gavan''), Geki Red (in #2, 40 and ''Gosei vs. Shinken''), Ninja Black (#3), Abare Killer (#17), Mega Silver (#17-18), Green Flash (#43 and 49), Shishi Ranger (#43), and Ginga Red (#44 and 48). Outside the series, the girls have also transformed into Deka Red and Go-on Red in a few stage shows.
** Played with when [[spoiler:Gokai Silver fuses the Go-on Gold and Go-on Silver Ranger Keys together, making only half the resulting costume a gender flip. A male version of the full Go-on Silver suit has been shown in guidebooks, but never actually used on the show.]].
** In ''Gokaiger vs. Gavan'', there's a scene where [[spoiler:the team performs an All-Pink Gokai Change, giving us the first instance of male pink rangers. In addition to having Ahim as [[Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger Mega Pink]] and Luka as [[Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger Bouken Pink]], we also get to see Marvelous as [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Ptera Ranger]], Joe as [[Series/ChoushinseiFlashman Pink Flash]], Don as [[Series/ChikyuuSentaiFiveman Five Pink]] and Gai as [[Series/KagakuSentaiDynaman Dyna Pink]]]].
** Played straight in #41, when [[spoiler:Marvelous and Ahim use the [[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger male and female Shinken Red]] keys at the same time]].
** Also played straight in #44 and #45, during the all-Yellow and all-Blue transformations respectively. [[note]]The girls only transform into former female yellows and blues, and the boys only transform into former male yellows and blues[[/note]]
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: [[spoiler:Done in #43 to Don by ''Navi'', of all characters.]]
* GiveMyRegardsInTheNextWorld: [[spoiler: Towards the end of the final battle, Ackdos Gill realizes that he's losing, and says [[ThisCannotBe "This can't be... I'm the emperor of the universe! I'm Ackdos Gill!"]]. Gokai Red responds with "You can whine about it to your son when you see him in hell".]]
* GondorCallsForAid: The Great Legend War.
* GottaCatchEmAll: The Gokaiger want the Greatest Treasure in the Universe, but in order to find it they have to unlock the Greater Powers of the 34 previous Super Sentai teams. In order to speed things up, lately they've collected multiple Powers all at once; for example, Gokai Silver's HumongousMecha is the Greater Power for [[Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger Timeranger]], [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Zyuranger]], and [[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger Abaranger]] all at once.
** In #25, Gai helpfully lists off all 22 of the Greater Powers the team has obtained thus far; over half of them come from the ''Gokaiger vs. Goseiger'' movie, and were apparently just handed over casually without any of the usual conflict.
* GrandTheftPrototype: [[spoiler:The Gokaiger not only steal Basco's Free Joker (though he was already KilledOffForReal by that point) and use it to make their way onto the Gigant Horse, at which point Marvelous hijacks its main guns and uses them to destroy the entire Zangyack Aramada.]]
* GratuitousEnglish:
** Luka's newspaper in #5.
*** Interestingly, the small print on the front of the newspaper is copied directly from the English Wikipedia article on Wanted Posters.
** Marvelous in #8:
---> ''"[[ShoutOut Stop]] [[Series/DaiSentaiGoggleFive the battle!]]"''
** [[MonsterOfTheWeek Jealousto]] and Insarn in #14.
---> ''"I love you!"''
** Gai in #17
---> ''"[[LargeHam OH MY GOD!]]"''
** Luka in #19
---> ''"Unbelievable!"''
*** Also Gai
---> ''"Wonderful!"''
** Gai in #27, when escorting Zangyack hostages (who are foreign, and later we find out are Chiefs of State) to safety:
---> ''"Please, come on!"'' (hammy as usual)
*** Also in #27, Luka-in-Don's body while fighting the [=MotW.=]
----> "''Nice catch!''"
** In #30, the revelation that [[spoiler:Barizorg can never be turned back into Sid]] is marked with the computer displaying in big red letters "'''NO RETURN'''".
** #35 plays this to the hilt with Gunman World, which is not a Japanese name and actually means men with guns, being a WildWest dimension. Massive signs in English all over the place, one of which even says '''[[SpellMyNameWithAThe "The]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Maverick"]]'''. Someone should really tell them why the phrase "West End" has NOTHING to do with the Wild West, or even America in general....
** The newspaper at the beginning of #39, with the front page spread dedicated to the Gokaigers' defeat of [[spoiler:Warz Gill and the Great Warz]]. The title at the very top, in bold, is "Space Sports Extra." Additionally, Gai has trouble reading [[spoiler:"Unlimited Reward" for Marvelous and the team as a whole]], which Ahim has to clarify for him.
* GratuitousGerman: Same situation as Gai in #27 above, he says "Guten Morgen!" ("Good morning!") when calling the hostages to leave.
* GravityIsAHarshMistress: Don in #3, after blasting a rock that's about to [[spoiler:crush Marvelous]]. Thankfully, [[spoiler:Kai Ozu]] is there to lend a hand.
* GunKata: Ahim's preferred fighting style.
* {{Hammerspace}}: In #4, Ahim pulls out a Gokai Sabre from inside her coat to give to Joe. No really, a large blade is somehow hiding within her coat.
** Not to mention the Gokai Guns they all pull out or the Gokai Sabre Marvelous pulls out from off screen, frequently.
** A more subtle version of this is with the Ranger Keys and the belts the Gokaigers wear to hold them. Visually, only one should be able to fit yet multiple keys have been seen coming out in succession. Also just how big are their pockets to fit 34 Ranger Keys per person in that left inner breast pocket?
*** It is shown at the start of episode #19 that Navi himself can create some kind of magic link between the Gokaigers' belts and the Ranger Keys' box, as he makes a new one for Gokai Silver, who then calls the Kiba Ranger key, which disappears from the box and reappears in his belt. So the Gokaigers are pretty much carrying their own keys only and teleport the other ones from their ship when they need it.
** Pointed out by Don in 20 when Gai pulls out a Gingaman coloring book from off screen "Where did he get that from."
* HandyCuffs: Marvelous in #5. Semi-justified in that [[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger Jasmine]] tricked him into putting on the handcuffs, rather than physically subduing him.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Zealousto in #24]] and [[spoiler:Sally in #47]]
* HeroForADay: #2 a kid steals Marvelous' [=ShinkenRed=] key, but Marvelous allows the boy to use his Mobirates to morph into a kid-sized [=ShinkenRed=] to take on the Gormin. The boy loses, but is unharmed.
** Another instance happens in the ChristmasEpisode when an adolescent girl becomes [=GokaiYellow=] after Luka is incapacitated by the monster.
* HeroicBSOD: Joe goes through this when he fights Barizorg for the first time and [[spoiler:realizes it's his friend Sid, a fellow deserter who sacrificed himself so Joe could escape from the Zangyack Empire]]. The effect is strong enough that [[spoiler:Marvelous is forced to take a hit meant for Joe and the Gokaigers are forced to retreat, but not before managing to wound Warz Gill first]].
* HeroicSacrifice: Aka Red's sacrifice for Marvelous, which inspires him to do the same for his teammates in #37. [[spoiler:Sally does this for Marvelous by putting Basco's bomb inside her hammerspace stomach.]]
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Let's just say they don't exactly get along with some of their predecessors right off the bat. [[DeadpanSnarker Their demeanor doesn't help much.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard:
** [[spoiler:Remember that bomb necklace Basco put on Sally? A part of that necklace acted as a [[PocketProtector shield]] for Marvelous against Basco's shot.]]
** [[spoiler:How do the Gokaiger deal with that massive Zangyack armada? They hijack the Gigant Horse and turn its weapons on it!]]
* {{Homage}}: [=GoZyuRex=] has a few to Franchise/{{Godzilla}}, like the back spikes and the blue flame BreathWeapon. Of course, this makes perfect sense because [=GoZyuRex=] is half inspired by Zyuranger's Dragon Caesar, itself an Homage to the Big G. It even makes stock Godzilla sounds.
* HumanAlien: The Gokaigers are the first ''Sentai'' team who are not from Earth. [[note]]While the Flashmen were raised in the Flash Galaxy, they were actually Earthlings who were abducted from their homes by Alien Hunters when they were infants. While born in another planet, the Fivemen were children of Earthlings, which makes them human. The Zyurangers and Goseigers, while technically not humans, were still from Earth. Other teams such as the Timerangers and Dekarangers have had individual nonhuman members but most of the team was still human.[[/note]]
* HybridMonster: The monster from TheMovie is a fusion of the {{Mooks}} from the 34 previous series.
* IdiotBall: Throughout both their fights against the Monster of the Week in #32, it never occurs to any of the Gokaigers to simply try to ''flank'' him and attack where his shield isn't directed.
* ImagineSpot: Gai has a particularly ludicrous one in his introductory episode where he imagines the Gokaigers as a cliched happy-go-lucky Sentai team, leading to some hilarious [[OutOfCharacterMoment Out Of Character Moments]] for most of the team and [[ButtMonkey a non-appearance from Don]].
** In #20, [[spoiler:Gai imagines [[Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman Black Knight Hyuuga]] transforming into Gokai Silver and kicking Zangyack ass, causing him to shout "So awesome!!" to a confused Hyuuga.]]
* ImprovFu: The Green Ranger, "Doc" Don Doggoier, is a LovableCoward who resorts to tricks like hiding in brush, {{Explosive Barrel}}s, and even breaking out a squeaky mallet at one point. Then there's [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome the episode]] where [[LetsGetDangerous he mans up]]...
* IncredibleShrinkingMan: The Monster of the Week in #29 can do this, on top of invoking Make My Monster Grow at will.
* IndyPloy: Don's plan to [[spoiler:rescue Marvelous from execution]] in #43. Best summarized by this exchange:
-->'''Marvelous:''' Nice job, Doc! Now what?\\
'''Don:''' Dunno.\\
'''Marvelous:''' EH?!
* InstantExpert: As it turns out, the Gokaigers have never heard of the "Super Sentai" or the respective teams and yet they know exactly how each one works when they change into them.
** Then subverted in #3 when [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Kai Ozu]] reveals that they haven't even scratched the surface of the Ranger Keys' true power.
*** Then played with in #4 when they attempt to release another [=GokaiOh=] power like Magi [=GokaiOh=]. [[TryEverything By sticking in random keys]] (Series/JAKQDengekitai and Series/BattleFeverJ) and expecting another dragon variant to appear.
** There must be an extra element of this when it comes to martial arts-based Sentai. Knowing how to work [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger a lightning-shooting crossbow]] is one thing. But going full [[Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger drunken master]]?
*** It could be a simple case of ClothesMakeTheSuperman.
* InterspeciesRomance: At the end of #24, [[spoiler: Zealousto (the sympathetic MonsterOfTheWeek who already appeared in the Carranger episode) marries the Takoyaki shop's owner's mother and opens an onsen with her.]]
* IronicEcho: In #47, [[spoiler:Basco tells Sally that the explosive necklace is a good luck charm and it'll protect her]]. In #48, [[spoiler:a charm from the necklace acts as a PocketProtector, saving Marvelous' life]]. Highlighted by [[spoiler:Basco]] flashing back to the earlier scene before delivering some FamousLastWords ("I see. So that's how it is.") and keeling over.
** An earlier example, and probably the quickest this trope has happened. In episode 2, Marvelous let a boy steal his [[TransformationTrinket Mobirates and Shinkenred Key]] and try fighting against the MonsterOfTheWeek. After the boy lost, Marvelous told him that since he had realized he couldn't protect the planet by fighting, he'd have to find another way to protect it. When the boy asked what he should do, Marvelous told him to figure it out for himself. Then, Marvelous asked the boy if Earth was worth protecting, and the boy said yes. When Marvelous asked which part of Earth was worth protecting, the boy said, "All of it. Figure it out for yourself."
* ISOStandardUrbanGroceries: Averted in #4. While Joe is carrying a paper bag and there are leek tops visible, they are wrapped in plastic and you can't see the set of the contents.
* ItsPersonal: Marvelous with Basco, Joe with Barizorg (and the scientist who made him into what he is now, in #30), and Ahim with the MonsterOfTheWeek of #41.
* IWasJustPassingThrough: No need to thank us, we're not heroes, we just fought those bad guys 'cause they interrupted our lunch. [[spoiler:Although in the end, the kids thank them anyway.]]
* JokeCharacter: In #29 (the ''Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger'' episode), Emiri gives Ahim a Ranger Key for Abare Pink...which, if one remembers ''Aba'', was just a home-made costume. The outfit is so goofy (and completely useless) that Ahim refuses to fight.
** In #44, [[spoiler:Gai uses his special ability to merge the Gokai Red and Gokai Green keys into...[[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OMQjJ16imgY/Tu3Y3CjvXTI/AAAAAAAAKRU/BxnvMji0O6o/s1600/gokai-44.jpg Gokai Christmas!]]]]
*** [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Unlike Abare Pink, Gokai Christmas puts up a good fight. Mainly because it is made out of two Gokaiger Keys. It's just...Gai was REALLY overzealous.]]]]
* JumpingOnAGrenade: A variation: [[spoiler:In #48, we see that when Basco activated Sally's bomb necklace, she quickly stuffed it into her chest compartment, which killed her but spared Marvelous (though he was still badly injured because he was right next to her).]]
* JustToyingWithThem: In #51, Akdos Gil initially doesn't even bother getting up from his chair and effortlessly blocks and parries Gai and Marvelous as they attack him on the Gigant Horse. Gai eventually pulls out Gold Mode, defying him to continue fighting while sitting down.
* KansasCityShuffle: Pulled off not only on its intended target, but also on ''one of the participants'' in #47. [[spoiler:Basco "pretends" to grievously injure Sally after giving her a good luck charm and telling her to infiltrate the Gokai Galleon and steal the treasure chest containing the ranger keys. Once she's aboard and has her injuries treated by the crew, she takes the chest and leaves, though having conflicted feelings about who she should be loyal to. As it turns out, the Gokaigers expected it to be a trap and replaced the chest with a fake, and followed Sally to Basco. Sally has a HeelFaceTurn moment...only for Basco to expect it all along, and trigger the bomb contained in the good luck charm, killing Sally, knocking out Marvelous and making the rest of the Gokaigers easier to deal with.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: Despite his personality being as much fun as it is, with every episode Basco appears in, expect it to be much more serious than the average.
* LampshadeHanging: When the MonsterOfTheWeek [[MakeMyMonsterGrow grows]] in episode 9 Marvelous remarks that the enemies weren't going to let the crew skip that part.
** In #29, MonsterOfTheWeek uses his unique power to jump directly to giant form, which gets this following exchange:
---> '''Gai''': Waaah! The giant form already?! [[StrictlyFormula Is that even allowed?!]]
---> '''[[MonsterOfTheWeek Diaal]]''': It is-[[VerbalTic de arimasu]]!!
* LapPillow: Both Gai and Don [[ItMakesSenseInContext wind up]] on Ahim's lap in 46 as she says a heart warming speech about trusting your friends.
* LargeHam: This is natural for a Sentai series, but Fuuraimaru takes the cake for being a HumongousMecha LargeHam. His bombastic attack announcements are just awesome.
* LastOfHisKind: Marvelous is revealed in episode 8 to be the last surviving (good) member of the Red Pirates, which according to Insarn is the greatest rebel force to face the Zangyack. Ahim is also the only known survivor of the Planet Famille which was destroyed by the Zangyack.
** [[spoiler:#15 subverts Marvelous' case when we meet Basco, the third Red Pirate and the traitor who destroyed them.]]
** [[spoiler:#41 reveals that while Ahim's family is gone, many people from her planet managed to escape offworld safely.]]
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: In the ''199 Heroes'' movie, [[Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger Agri, Moune,]] Joe and Luka get warped into a JidaiGeki-looking environment, which they believed to be time travel at first - but the truth presents itself when Yogoshimacritein shows up with ''a filming crew''. Not only are they still in the present, but the location actually ''is'' Toei's own JidaiGeki set (which, interestingly, had been used as such before in ''[[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger Dekaranger]]'').
** And just so you get it, Yogoshimacritein unveils his own self-styled VanityPlate - [[PaintingTheMedium which Agri smashes with his FIST.]]
* ListSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ors9QuebHN0&feature=channel_video_title The ending theme]] is pretty much a Sentai [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Pokérap]].
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Did you ''see'' the page picture?
* {{Loan Shark}}s: The victim/bystander of #13 succumbs to this.
* LuminescentBlush: Insarn in episode 14, when she instantly falls for [[Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger Kyousuke]] after seeing him on her screen.
** [[spoiler: Engine Speedor and Bearv]] in episode 35 after [[spoiler: revealing to Sosuke that they are married.]]
* MadeOfIron: Jealousto, the MonsterOfTheWeek of #14, manages to absorb an absurd amount of punishment from the Gokaigers throughout the episode, and even survive the FinishingMove at the end.
** Joe even lamphades this in #24, after Jealousto takes a hit from another Action Commander and walks it off. Ironically, this could rank him with the Generals, at least Insaan; while beaten back, he has never been destroyed.
--->'''Joe''': "You're actually pretty strong aren't you?"
* MagicPokerEquation: Played with in episode 10. Luka and the [=MotW=] spend most of the episode blatantly cheating at Poker, but at the climax the fair-playing Joe was able to pull out a Royal Flush [[spoiler: because Luka switched the decks without ''either side'' noticing.]]
* MakeAWish: [[spoiler:The Greatest Treasure in the Universe has the ability to erase the existence of Zangyack from history, undoing all the tragic events that brought the Gokaigers together (the deaths of Cid, Luka's sister and Ahim's entire planet). However, this comes at the expense of erasing all the Super Sentai teams from history as well.]]
* MarionetteMaster: Much like [[Series/KamenRiderDecade Kamen Rider Diend]], Basco is able to summon incarnations of previous Extra Rangers.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Luka and Don.
* MeaningfulEcho: After the final battle, when [[spoiler:a horde of kids are thanking the Gokaigers for protecting the Earth, they claim that protecting the planet was not their primary intention - they were looking for treasure and they were eliminating the Zangyack in the way.]] This is CharacterDevelopment from extremely early on, when they said exactly the same thing, but meant it literally. Now, they say it with the [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming true humility of a Sentai team.]]
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: Gai Ikari's last name, Ikari, translates to Anchor, as in the anchor to a ship, namely a pirate ship. He also has an anchor motif - his helmet's bandanna part has an anchor drawn on it, his weapon is an anchor-shaped lance, and sometimes he even wears anchor-print clothes!
** Even better, his first name means Armor; Gai's SuperMode is armor made from an anchor-shaped Ranger Key.
** In grand Japanese tradition of word plays, the Zangyack crew.
*** Warz Gill: "Waruzu Giru" comes from "''waru sugiru''" for "beyond evil".
*** Ackdos Gill: "Akudosu Giru" comes from "''akudosu sugiru''" for "''way'' beyond evil".
*** Damaras: "Damarasu" from "''damarasu''" and "''damaraseru''", "''damaru''" on "to be silent".
*** Insarn: "Insaan" comes from "''insan''" for "sadness" or "gloom". (Although she hasn't seem to be portraying those traits...yet.)
*** Barizorg: "Barizoogu" puns on "''barizougon''", meaning "vilification" and playing on the word "cy'''borg'''".
*** Dairando: "Dairando" comes from "''dai rantou''" meaning a big fight or brawl.
*** Zatsurig: "Zatsurigu" comes from "''satsu riku''", meaning "slaughter" or "massacre".
*** Gormin Sailors: a play on ''gomi'', "trash" or "garbage", [[spoiler:[[VisualPun which is why the Goranger Hurricane ball transforms into a garbage disposal truck when the Gokaigers use the technique on them in #1]]]].
*** Sugormin: "Sugoomin" comes from "''sugomi''", the verb form of "''sugomu''", aptly "to threaten".
** Basco is named after Tabasco hot sauce and the Bhut Jolokia, one of the world's hottest chili peppers.
* MegatonPunch: The monster in #6 ends up getting one from Gokai Yellow as Bouken Yellow, complete with ATwinkleInTheSky.
* {{Meido}}: #6 delivers that.
* MilestoneCelebration
* MinidressOfPower: Played with, as there are skirted female variations of several male Ranger suits and non-skirted male variations of female Ranger suits.
** Given the way some of the costumes look baggy on the "female" Gokaigers [[note]]There are very few actual suit actresses; most female roles are played by smaller men with chest padding, with the exception of Gokai Pink[[/note]], it looks like rather than making whole-new costumes they just made skirts which are worn over the original costume.
* MoodWhiplash: Episode 44 goes from the villains to the Gokaigers (minus Gai) evaluating the serious situation they're in. Then Gai comes in singing "Jingle Bells"...
* MoreDakka: Seems to be the point of Deka [=GokaiOh=].
** GatlingGood: Its finisher.
* MsFanservice: As if Luka's Meido outfit wasn't enough, we have Ahim in #29 posing as a bride, a schoolgirl, a nurse and a policewoman in order to foil the MonsterOfTheWeek. All as pretty as they can get.
* [[MrViceGuy Ms. Vice Girl]]: [[http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/9449/gokai47.jpg Luka's got her priorities straight.]]
** This is expanded on in #40, when, while traveling back to 2010, Luka asks Gai if he remembers any lottery numbers; Ahim [[CantTakeAnythingWithYou immediately reprimands her]].
* MuggingTheMonster: #13: either he's TooDumbToLive or lives in a cave, but how does a random mugger not recognize his mark is a space pirate who wears frilly white gowns, has transformed in public 12 times already and made a public announcement over a PA? Let's not even go into the fact for a time [[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger Special Police Dekaranger]] had wanted posters of them. In fact the entire episode plays off of this, [[spoiler: Ahim being as pure as the driven snow tries to ransom herself to help the mugger after she kicks his ass and hears his sob story, only for the rest of the team to come in guns blazing to rescue her.]]
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Gokai Green using what is quite obviously a trapeze in the middle of a fight. [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger As usual, he's not the first]].
* MundaneUtility: #4's MonsterOfTheWeek is Zodomas, a talented swordsman in the Zangyack fleet. Who can take a whole apple and slice it into bunny-styled pieces with precise cuts in a few seconds.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: #8 starts with Insarn explaining to Damaras the backstories of each Gokaiger and the reason Zangyack is going after each one. When she gets to Don Dogoier, she has no idea who Don is nor does she care.
** #5 starts with Luka reading the space newspaper and finding out that their bounty has risen to 6,751,000 [[FictionalCurrency Zagin]]. Though not mentioned by any of the Gokaiger, a visual inspection of the newspaper reveals that their individual bounties go anywhere from 750,000 Zagin to 3,000,000 Zagin...Except for Don, whose bounty is a mere 1,000 Zagin.
*** It used to be worse: while the others got their bounty doubled from their first known value, Doc had his multiplied by 10. While still a laughable amount, 1,000 is far less embarrassing than 100.
**** #15 shows that Don's bounty has risen to 5,000...which is ''one twentieth'' of what Gai's bounty is when he gets added in #19.
**** By #39 Don's bounty has risen to 50,000...although which still meager compared to Gai's bounty (also, it is half of Gai's initial bounty, which was the second smallest initial bounty among the Gokaigers) and especially Marvelous's which is an "UNLIMITED REWARD".
**** In #42 Damaras and Basco capture Marvelous and defeat the rest of the team except for Don. They leave without even caring about dealing with him.
**** Don's bounty finally rises to 300,000 in #44 for rescuing Marvelous. Navi also gets a bounty on him for helping Don, a measly 50.
* MythologyGag: [[MythologyGag/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger Has its own page]]
* NameOfCain: [[spoiler: Subverted with]] Luka's childhood friend, Cain. He comes off as a shady, [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney screw-the-rules-I-have-money]] type, and is hinted to be in league with Zangyack, [[spoiler: but this turns out to be an imposter, and the real Cain is revealed to be a genuinely good guy]].
* NewspaperDating: While the Gokaigers are certain that they traveled to the intended time in #40, Gai points out that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo_Sky_Tree the Tokyo Sky Tree is still under construction]]. Incidentally, this also dates ''Gokaiger'' as taking place at least post-February 2012.
* {{Nice Hat}}s: Built into the Ranger helmets!
** [=GokaiOh=] gets a rather fancy one as well, not to mention the additional ones for [=Shinken GokaiOh=], [=Hurricane GokaiOh=] and [=Kanzen GokaiOh=].
** Gokai Silver's helmet has a [[NiceHat Nice Bandana]].
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot:
** They're pirates, who can transform into ninja, samurai, dino-people, angels, dead rangers. And they have a robot.
** [=GokaiOh=] is ''already'' a pirate robot and is able to become so much more with the various combinations from the greater power of past Sentai.
*** [=Magi GokaiOh=]: A pirate dragon robot.
*** [=Deka GokaiOh=]: A pirate police robot with gattling guns.
*** [=Gao GokaiOh=]: A pirate centaur robot with a giant, sentient robotic lion as its lower half.
*** [=Shinken GokaiOh=]: A pirate ''samurai'' robot with the face of the aforementioned sentient robotic lion on its chest.
*** And then there's Gai's robot, [=GouJyuJin=]: A pirate dinosaur time-machine robot with a massive drill.
*** [=Hurricane GokaiOh=]: A ninja pirate robot.
*** ''The Flying Ghost Ship'' presents [=Fake Gokai-Oh=]: A pirate ghost robot.
*** In #29, [=GokaiOh=] takes [=GoJyuJin=]'s arms off to become [=GoJyu-GokaiOh=]: A pirate dinosaur robot.
*** [=Go-On GokaiOh=]: A pirate race car robot.
*** [=Kanzen GokaiOh=]: A pirate dinosaur time-machine (may not be accessible in this formation) race car robot that has a drill for an arm and fires missiles.
* NoblewomansLaugh: Gokai Pink is seen doing this in pretty much any promotional shots that don't have her holding a weapon. Which is a little odd since it's at odds with [[TheOjou Ahim's actual personality]].
* NoIndoorVoice: Creator/TomokazuSeki, who does the narration as well as the voice of the Mobirates, Gokai Sabre and Gokai Gun, tends to scream everything. Listen to the team names when the Gokaigers transform, perform the Final Wave, or even [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hPnRY5ffVk the pre-#28 Super Hero Time block's intro]], which is just him screaming "Gokaiger! Series/KamenRiderOOO! Let's Go!" ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IyVHJdIgSw&feature=player_embedded The post-#28 Super Hero Time intro]] tones his one-man act down to "Super Hero Time!" [...] "Series/KamenRiderFourze!" while NobuyukiHiyama delivers a more-indoors "Gokaiger! Switch on!"), or even more [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VG25uG8B7XQ the]] {{Vanity Plate}}s for ''Super Sentai Battle: Ranger Cross'', which is just him screaming "[[NamcoBandai BANDAI NAMCO GAMES!]] BANDAI!"
* NotSoDifferent: Gai and Don in #19.
* OhCrap: The monster of #2 gets one mixed with BreakingTheFourthWall when all five Gokaiger turn into Red Rangers before finishing him off.
** Mixed with GenreSavvy for #13 "No, don't get showy!" after the Gokaigers transform, but before Ahim steals Capt. Marvelous's line.
** ''Sally'' in #47 [[spoiler:when Basco's big plan to steal the Gokai Galleon involves ''shooting him''.]] The suit designers deserve an award just for that.
** Basco's reaction to Marvelous surviving his final attack when it was revealed that [[spoiler:a piece of Sally's "Necklace" protected Marvelous.]]
** [[spoiler:Akudos Gill has a brief one when he realizes the Free Joker is ''aimming to crash into his flag ship''. Dailando gets one the same episode when the Gigant Horse obliterates the rest of the armada.]]
* OnceMoreWithClarity: #40 does this with the ''Goseiger vs Shinkenger'' movie.
* OneSteveLimit: #28 averts this by bringing back [[Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman another Gai]]. However, the two Gais are literally unable to interact with each other for mysterious reasons...
** Also averted in #30 with [[Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman two Joes]].
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Basco in #31, after the Extra Hero Keys are recovered from him.]]
* OutOfTheInferno: The Gokaiger regularly use their TransformationSequence to protect them from attack, leading to these. However, the best example goes to [=GokaiOh=]'s first formation, which happens under the cover of a huge explosion. It comes charging out of the explosion, swords out before dishing out a CurbstompBattle to the attackers.
* PainfulTransformation: [[spoiler:In #51, Don transforms into Zuuban and then changes into his sword form for Joe (as Deka Master) to use. During the fight we hear Don yelp "Ouch!", and when he changes back into Gokai Green we briefly see him working the kinks out of his joints.]]
* PantyShot: Ahim in #11. EverythingIsBetterWithSpinning indeed! [[note]]Of course, this being ''Super Sentai'', Yui Koike is wearing shorts underneath.[[/note]]
** In a rare costume example, Luka in ''Gokaiger vs. Gavan'' as Hurricane Yellow[[note]]Which is compounded by the fact that the original Hurricane Yellow was male[[/note]].
* PaperThinDisguise: In #10, the whole team wears essentially buckets for helmets and cardboard body armor to infiltrate an enemy ship as Gormin. No one notices (even with Don wearing a motocross helmet!). This is very reminiscent of what happened in the Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger movie.
* {{Pirate}}
** DressedToPlunder
** GhostPirate: In the movie, complete with GhostShip (Ghost [=GokaiOh=], no less).
** APirate400YearsTooLate
** PirateGirl: Luka Millfy/Gokai Yellow
** PirateParrot: Navi.
*** Sally, although he's more of a Pirate Monkey.
** [[spoiler: PiratesWhoDontDoAnything: They search for treasure and gladly call themselves pirates, but their acts of piracy were false accusations by the Zangyack Empire...At least, that's what the Space Police says after the Gokaigers help them against the Zangyack. In the end, they did end up boarding two ships (three if you count retaking the Galleon from Basco), and stealing a treasure from one of them (in ''The Flying Ghost Ship'').]]
** SpacePirates
** SpaceSailing: Gokai Galleon isn't just part of the HumongousMecha; it's also their ride.
* PlotHole: Duration-wise, how is it possible for the Gokaigers' quest of collecting the Ranger Keys before reaching Earth takes a very short time? The Legendary Way takes place after Goseiger finale and considering those two shows are very near to each other in the Sentai timeline...Not to mention that outer space is not small to begin with.
* PluckyComicRelief: Don, and later Gai.
* PocketProtector: In episode 48, when [[spoiler:Marvelous is shot by Basco]], his life is saved by [[spoiler:a silver banana charm from Sally's bomb necklace]] in his coat pocket, which took the bullet for him.
** Combines with ChekhovsGun, especially since [[spoiler:when Basco gave Sally the necklace in the first place, he said "It's a good luck charm; it'll protect you."]]
* PowerCopying: Like ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'', the Gokaigers have the ability to transform into any of the past Super Sentai Heroes. Usually each Gokaiger will stick to their default color when transforming into other teams (regardless of gender). When the colors don't match up, the members without an equivalent are assigned the closest available color (such as in the many teams that have Black instead of Green or the few ones that have White instead of Pink).
** [[http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/2387/poster1us.jpg This diagram]] shows the following forms the main five will presumably be using throughout the series:
*** Gokai Red: All 34 Red Rangers.
*** Gokai Blue: All 34 Blue Rangers. This includes male versions of [[Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman Blue Dolphin]], [[Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman Blue Swallow]], [[Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger Hurricane Blue]], and [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Magi Blue]].
*** Gokai Yellow: All 31 Yellow Rangers which includes female versions of [[Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger Ki Ranger]], [[Series/DenshiSentaiDenziman Denzi Yellow]], [[Series/TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan Vul Panther]], [[Series/DaiSentaiGoggleFive Goggle Yellow]], [[Series/KagakuSentaiDynaman Dyna Yellow]], [[Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman Yellow Lion]], [[Series/KousokuSentaiTurboranger Yellow Turbo]], [[Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman Yellow Owl]], [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Tiger Ranger]], [[Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger Kirin Ranger]], [[Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger Ninja Yellow]], [[Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman Ginga Yellow]], [[Series/KyuukyuuSentaiGoGoFive Go Yellow]], [[Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger Time Yellow]], [[Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger Gao Yellow]], [[Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger Hurricane Yellow]], and [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Magi Yellow]]., [[Series/DengekiSentaiChangeman Change Mermaid]], and female versions of [[Series/JAKQDengekitai Big One]] and [[Series/BattleFeverJ Battle Cossack]].
*** Gokai Green: All 16 (non-extra) Green Rangers, 15 out of 17 (non-extra) Black Rangers, [[Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger Kabuto Raiger]], and [[Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger Geki Violet]].
*** Gokai Pink: All 25 Pink Rangers, 3 out of 4 (non-extra) White Rangers, and female versions of [[Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman Black Bison]], [[Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger Kuwaga Raiger]], [[Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger Geki Chopper]], and [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger Go-On Black]].
** As for Gokai Silver, he uses the powers of the 15 {{Sixth Ranger}}s before him. This includes [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Dragon Ranger]], [[Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger Kiba Ranger]], [[Series/ChourikiSentaiOhranger King Ranger]], [[Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger Mega Silver]], [[Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger Time Fire]], [[Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger Gao Silver]], [[Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger Shurikenger]], [[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger Abare Killer]] (despite actually being the Fifth Ranger of his team), [[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger Deka Break]], [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Magi Shine]], [[Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger Bouken Silver]], [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger The Go-On Wings]] ([[FusionDance both of them at the same time]]), [[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger Shinken Gold]], and [[Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger Gosei Knight]].
*** There are also ten "Extra Hero" keys that are not assigned to any specific Gokaiger, but can be used by any of them. These are [[Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger Signalman]], [[Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman Black Knight]], [[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger Deka Master & Deka Swan]], [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Magi Mother & Wolzard Fire]], [[Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger Zubarn]], [[Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger Rio & Mele]] and [[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger Lady Shinken Red]].
** In the cases of Series/TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan, where there are only three members, or Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger, where the Abare Killer key was originally missing, the team usually compensates this by leaving out the "extra" members. Of course, this means Green and Pink are often left doing their own things a lot.
*** The Abaranger keys are eventually used for a full set: with the Abare Killer key given to Gai by default, all that is left to Ahim is...[[spoiler:the [[JokeCharacter Abare Pig - er, Pink]] - key]].
** For teams that didn't have a SixthRanger, the writers usually find a way to get Gai out of the action.
** Note that they don't ''have'' to stick with Rangers whose colors match their own (though they generally will); they've been known to color-coordinate so they all fight as different Rangers of the same color. [[note]]We have had an All-Red Team (Goseiger vs. Shinkenger/#40, #2, Gokaiger vs. Gavan, and #48), All Black (#3, though with only 3 members), All-White (#3, with 3 members, and Gokaiger vs. Gavan), All-Silver (#17), All-Green (#43), All-Yellow (#44) All-Blue (#45), and All-Pink (Gokaiger vs. Gavan).[[/note]]
* PowerUpLetdown: Apparently, Carranger's Greater Power is [[spoiler:''their pose'']]. Navi even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it by remarking that some Greater Powers are more useful than others.
* PowerWalk
* ProductionForeshadowing: In the [[Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters Go-Busters]] EarlyBirdCameo in the ''Gokaiger vs. Gavan'' movie, Basco assumes they are "Super Sentai wannabes", before they reveal themselves to be the 36th Super Sentai team. ''Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger'', an unofficial Super Sentai series which follows the adventures of an unofficial Sentai team trying to get their own TV show and be recognised as an official Super Sentai, first aired a few months after the movie was released.
** Also, Gokai Silver's colored sunglasses-shaped visor is similar to the style used by the Go-Busters themselves. Gokai Silver also prefigures the Akibarangers in being a Sentai fanboy and having a special power involving the use of his imagination (though, as he lives in a world where the Sentai really exist, it takes on a different meaning here).
* PoorPredictableRock: Expect them to use Denji Punch when transformed into Denjiman.
* PunchPunchPunchUhOh: [[spoiler:Damaras]] does it to Kanzen Gokaioh in #43, though at that moment it was obviously pure rage and frustration rather than a considered attack strategy (not to mention that the Gokaiger had taken out all his weapons at that point).
* PunnyName: The Gokai in Gokaiger can be translated as ''mistaken'', now think of an episode where being mistaken is not used to dramatic, or comedic effect.
* PurelyAestheticGlasses: #39. When the whole team gets to become {{New Transfer Student}}s for a day, Don gets NerdGlasses and Joe gets StoicSpectacles.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Joe comments in #47 that he is impressed how Marvelous managed to put together a crew composed of an ex-member of Zangyack (Joe himself), a thief (Luka), an engineer who can't fight ([[ButtMonkey guess]]), a princess (Ahim) and a passing-by Earthling (Gai).
* RammingAlwaysWorks: [[spoiler:Gokai Red and Gokai Silver board the Gigant Horse by ''ramming the Free Joker into it!'']]
* RasputinianDeath: [[spoiler:In #51, Akdos Gil takes a barrage of attacks from the Gokaiger in various {{Super Mode}}s, then takes a Final Wave, and finally gets hit point-blank with the Galleon Buster before he finally dies]].
* RearrangeTheSong: The ending theme "Super Sentai Hero Getter" initially comes in three pieces [[note]]Goranger through Liveman, Turboranger through Timeranger, and Gaoranger through Goseiger[[/note]] and the show cycles through them in order. TheMovie has the 199 Version, which strings all three versions together. The complete OST collection has the Now & Forever Version, which remixes the 199 Version and rewrites the ending to add in the Gokaiger themselves and the [[Series/TokumeiSentaiGoBusters Go-Busters]] and changes the final line to "Super Sentai forever!"
* RecapEpisode: #45, where the team explain everything they have endured throughout the course of the series to Ninjaman, who was stuck inside a pot during the past ten years and missed out on the Legend War.
* RecklessGunUsage: #29 takes the cake with Marvelous and company fending off an intruder by ''firing their guns inside the cockpit.'' [[WhatTheHellHero Don chews them out for it.]]
* RedemptionEarnsLife: [[spoiler:Zealousto performs a HeelFaceTurn and finds love with an earth woman, becoming the first Action Commander to survive his run in with the Gokaigers. In fact, by the end he's essentially the ''sole survivor'' of the entire Zangyack invasion.]]
* RedemptionEqualsDeath:[[spoiler:When Sally does a HeelFaceTurn in 47, Basco assumed this would happen and blows her up next to Marvelous with the bobby trapped necklace he gave her. She put the necklace in her chest compartment in order to reduce the damage to Marvelous.]]
* RescueRomance: [[spoiler:Jealousto elopes with the mother of a takoyaki stand owner he befriends, shortly after TakingTheBullet for her.]]
* {{Retcon}}: Since ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'' never aired in South Korea, the Korean dub of Gokaiger, named ''Power Rangers Captain Force'', renames Shinkenger from ''Power Rangers Samurai Force'', as they were referred to In the Korean dub of Series/KamenRiderDecade, to ''Power Rangers Blade Force''.
* RedOniBlueOni: Marvelous and Joe.
** For a hero [[note]]AntiHero that is[[/note]] vs. villain example, we have Marvelous and Basco.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
** Warz Gill goes on one in #38 after [[spoiler:Joe defeats Barizorg, whom Warz Gill considered his only friend]].
** Ahim, of all people, also goes on one in #41, upon encountering the monster who was responsible for [[spoiler:the destruction of her kingdom and the death of her parents]].
* RocketPunch: Kanzen [=GokaiOh=]'s finishing move, using the oversized gauntlet it gains from Machalcon.
* RuleOfCool: While it's true that Super Sentai as a whole (particularly this series) lives and breathes this trope, a specific mention has to go to the fact that the Gokaiger's mechs are controlled using ''ship wheels''. It's unclear how they could pilot something as incredibly complex as a HumongousMecha with such a seemingly limited form of input, but it looks ''freakin' cool'' when they [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spin them]].
* RuleOfFunny[=/=]RuleOfSexy: Episode 29, in full. No, the ToonPhysics of Ahim's battle with the MonsterOfTheWeek don't make any sense, nor is there any particular way she could have switched into all of those FanService-y outfits that quickly. But it ''is'' funny.
* RuleOfThree: Don gets shoved to the ground three times in less than a minute, mostly by his own teammates, in episode 2.
* RunningGag: Doc himself has a habit of clamping onto the arm of a bigger, tougher Gokaiger when frightened. They tend to elbow him in the gut or smack him.
** Whenever the team does the transformation sequence for a team tribute, Don tends to screw up the post-transformation pose in hilarious ways.
** Some monsters get turned into a TwinkleInTheSky, and [[BrickJoke the Zangyack fleet, in Earth's orbit all season, is sometimes affected.]]
** Mixing up which Sentai they're supposed to be transforming into. So far, they've gone with Turboranger instead of Carranger, King Ranger instead of Shinken Gold, Kakuranger instead of Hurricaneger, and Abare Blue instead of Tricera Ranger. It's also a reference to the [[FleetingDemographicRule repeated themes]] in Sentai teams.
*** Gai has helped them break this one by making them a book of all the Sentai for them to study. This comes in handy because when all six are turned into the same team, they can perform a powerful team attack. However, if #30 is any indication, the core team may still be rather BookDumb in this regard, as they still wonder where to find a lion riding a skateboard before Gai helpfully shows them a picture of [[Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman Yellow Lion]] in the book.
** Gai has a habit of invading the other Gokaigers' personal space with his epic arm maneuvers; in several cases, Marvelous has had to slap his hand away, which happens to stop mere inches from his face (or would keep going if Marvelous didn't stop him).
** Luka frequently hits Doc when frustrated, or for no real reason.
** Whenever Gai meets a previous Sentai Member, he absolutely [[Squee freaks out with delight]].
* SecretTestOfCharacter: [[spoiler:Hyuuga puts Gai through one in #20, by asking him to relinquish the Gokai Silver powers so he can defend the Earth. Turns out he was testing Gai's drive to follow his dream of protecting the Earth as a Sentai warrior.]]
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Each role is shared by 2 male Gokaigers:
** Sensitive Guys: Don and Gai.
** Manly Men: Marvelous and Joe.
* SequelEpisode: #24 features the same MOTW as #14, as well as the same batshit insanity.
* SerialEscalation:
** ''Gokaiger'' started out with the already ambitious premise of uniting all the past Super Sentai teams. However, by the end, they've not only drawn in a ''previously discontinued'' franchise by crossing over with ''Series/SpaceSheriffGavan'', but they've got an impending faceoff with the next biggest franchise, ''Franchise/KamenRider''.
** By the end of its run, ''Gokaiger'' managed to bring back at least one unmasked hero from each of the previous 34 Sentai shows for a guest appearance (counting the cameos in ''199 Heroes''). Admittedly the series cheated a bit by having Kenji Ohba more than once as a representative for both, ''Battle Fever'' and ''Denziman'', but at least ''Gokaiger vs. Gavan'' addressed the issue of what happens when people meet two Sentai warriors played by the same actor at the same time.
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: The Gokaigers use [=GoZyuDrill=] to travel back to October 2, 2010 to prevent the destruction of a temple, with the promise of a Sentai ultimate power at the end of it.
* ShapeshifterBaggage: [[http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/1896/gokai1morganlamia.gif The five parts to [=GokaiOh=] load into each other like Matryoshka dolls.]] [[http://ooebihara.sakura.ne.jp/diary11/021301.jpg In practice, though...]]
* SharingABody: The premise of the [[{{Omake}} Hyper Battle DVD]]. Marvelous and Gai fall victim to this, but it works out better than expected as Marv's key selection and Gai's Sentai knowledge allows them to spam all 35 Reds' forms in a row.
* ShipTease: [[http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/3479/17178048m.gif Joe and Ahim at the end of #4.]]
** Marvelous and Luka in #21. To be fair, ''every'' pairing can be considered to have a moment of teasing in this series. Two characters being particularly highlighted in an episode? Expect something that could be read as this trope.
* ShirtlessScene: Marvelous, see Fanservice above.
* ShootTheBullet: In #35, Gaiark's Disruption Officer Chirakashizky and Marvelous duel in Human World. Chirakashizky tries to cheat by shooting before the coin hits the ground, but Marvelous's bullet shoots his bullet down.
* ShoutOut: The ending song plays with the catchphrases from some of the previous Sentai.
** And they ''still'' refer to [[Series/DaiSentaiGoggleFive Goggle V]] as ''a gymnastic team''.
** Under its hat, [=GokaiOh=] just happens to have [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean dreadlocks and a bandana]].
** This entire season is essentially one big shout out to all of the previous Super Sentai teams.
** It might be a coincidence, but the 'swinging a sword with a rope' trick the Gokaigers sometimes use is similar to something the [[Manga/MobileSuitCrossboneGundam Crossbone Gundams]] could do.
*** Not just that, but the captain of [[Manga/MobileSuitCrossboneGundam that series]] also had a parrot named [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Haro]] who would frequently spout off quotes from earlier in the franchise.
** In #2, the search for someone in black winds up with the Gokaigers suddenly ''surrounded by people in black'', including a bunch of TheMenInBlack running together. This one's a nod to the Japanese game show ''Run for Money'', where celebs have to run around a massive game area and solve puzzles while avoiding capture by TheMenInBlack, who are deployed in this fashion.
** In #3, [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Captain basically going "believe in me instead" and throwing his insecure younger buddy into something.]]
** The [[MakeMyMonsterGrow "Sattelasers"]] really have more in common with the [[UchuuSenkanYamato Wave Motion Cannon]] than anything, except with twin hull barrels.
** Episode 29 involves the MOTW going after brides, which was a tradition amongst the Super Sentai series.
** When the connections to ''OnePiece'' were first made known, everyone expected Joe to borrow all 5 [=GokaiSabers=] just to wield them Zoro-style. The actual scene was more like [[VideoGame/SengokuBasara Date Masamune]], though.
** A [[FreezeFrameBonus quick]] nod to Series/KamenRiderDouble [[http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/3012/92997988.jpg here.]]
*** A much more blatant one in Episode 19, where Gai's mental debate over whether to use Go-On Gold or Silver results in them fusing into a [[http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/8094/1309646568164.jpg half-and-half composite]]. Post-transformation, Gai even calls it "A two-in-one Go-On Wing!"
** In episode 11, after getting shot by Captain Marvelous, Warz Gill exclaims, [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam "Not even my father]] [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan ever hit me!"]]
** In #9, Gao Lion's introduction has it [[Disney/TheLionKing standing dramatically on a cliff]] as usual.
** From episode 14, a monster that [[KeroroGunsou throws fireballs while screaming about jealousy.]]
** Basco is ''very likely'' a Sentai take on [[Series/KamenRiderDecade Diend]].
** As Gokai Silver Gai has TriangleShades and a drill-based mecha, leading to inevitable ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' comparisons. And #22 has him pierce the heavens with the [=GoZyuJin=]'s drill to [[spoiler: shatter an asteroid heading towards earth]].
** Another nod to Series/KamenRiderDouble in #27: when Luca and Doc are [[FreakyFridayFlip forced to switch bodies]], Luca redoes Doc's hair in the same style as Philip, including the hair decs.
** The MonsterOfTheWeek in #28 has a striking resemblance to another [[StarWars intergalactic bounty hunter.]]
*** The first shot of the episode shows a fish tank. What two species are in said tank? [[WesternAnimation/FindingNemo A clownfish and a blue sturgeon.]]
** [=GoZyuJin=] seems to have a few nods to ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' in its design. Its robot mode has a dinosaur head and tail for hands, not unlike Megatron; its tail opens up into a spinning blade with a smaller pointy bit inside, just like Dinobot and it has a DrillTank mode similar to ''Anime/BeastWarsII'''s Galvatron (who, interestingly enough, flies a SpacePirate ship).
** If one watches Abaranger, the "Complete, [=GokaiOh=]/[=GouZyuRex=]/[=GouZyuJin=]!" yell doesn't seem too out of place.
** The Action Commander in Episode 34 is a walking ''{{Guyver}}'' shout-out, from the pale yellow coloration to the spheres to the Mega Smasher he uses when giant.
*** We also get yet another ''Franchise/KamenRider'' shout out, this time to [[Series/KamenRiderDecade Decade]], the Rider series most like Gokaiger. When the Action Commander first appears [[spoiler: disguised as Luka's old friend, Cain,]] he introduces himself as "A passing through space businessman."
** Engine Machalcon [[note]]Mach + Falcon[[/note]], together with his father Speedor, resemble vehicles used by [[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Condor Joe.]]
** Machalcon also gains light-up wheels while racing through the neon-lit streets of Machine World, which could be a nod to ''Film/TronLegacy'' as Machalcon's primary complaint was of ParentalAbandonment.
** [[spoiler:Great Warz]] is a HumongousMecha with [[spoiler:Warz Gills']] [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann face for the torso.]]
*** [[spoiler:Insarn gets one of her own in #49.]]
** Zangyack ships have a [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration LCARS]] user interface.
** Gai in #42 does a pose very similar to Gentaro's "UCHUU KITAAAAA" pose from ''Series/KamenRiderFourze''.
** Episode 14's very style was done as a shout out to ''Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger'' complete with several ComicallyMissingThePoint, BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine gags, the LargeHam and others to name a few, but the Coup de Grace was when the Gokaiger decide to honor their guest and accidentally transformed into [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Turbo]]ranger, only to be corrected Kyosuke Jinnai [[note]]The star of Carranger[[/note]] and finally get the change right.
** #44. The [=MotW=] acts and even ''sounds'' like [[Series/KamenRiderDouble Genki Sudo as Kyosui/Luna Dopant.]]
** #47. The way Basco drops the [[MacGuffin ranger keys]] inside the treasure chest reminds us of [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean another instance where a mac guffin is dropped into a treasure chest full of it.]] It doesn't help that both instances are from pirate-themed shows.
** #49. [[spoiler:The Greatest Treasure in the Universe]] sure is shaped like the [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Triforce]].
*** [[spoiler:It doesn't just look like the Triforce, but actually has ''almost exact same function and power as the Triforce'']]
** When Luka fights as [[Series/ChikyuuSentaiFiveman FiveYellow]], they use the exact same jumpcut they used in the original show when they switch from their individual weapons to the [[BifurcatedWeapon FiveBlaster]].
** ''Flying Ghost Ship'' gives Gai a special transformation sequence with a pose similar to that of Series/{{Ultraman}}, which seems to be almost semi-traditional for Sentai movies now.
* ShownTheirWork: When the Gokaiger transform, they don't just use the powers of the Sentai warrior they've become, the show has done very well at keeping the original character's fighting style.
** Kyousuke even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this in #14 when seeing the Gokaigers fight as the Carrangers.
---> '''Kyousuke''': Ah, that takes me back.
* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: Navi was missing from a lot of the promotional material, to the point that for some viewers, seeing him in the first episode was a bit jarring.
* SleepCute: Anytime the Gokaigers are sleeping including episode 12 when Luka, Don, and Ahim all cuddle up with Marvelous and episode 14 which opens with naptime on the Galleon and ends with Navi napping in Marvelous's chair.
** Most of the napping scenes also seem to oddly have both [[LesYay Ahim and Luka]] sleeping next to each other.
* SneezeCut: In #22, when Joe mentions that a kid he saved reminds him of a certain idiot, cue Marvelous sneezing.
* SnubByOmission: In #17, Gai daydreams of doing the ''Gokaiger'' roll call with the main team, taking Don's place. Don was not pleased by this.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: "Gokaiger" is the official spelling, but "Goukaiger", "Gokaiger", "Go-Kaiger", and "Gohkaiger" have all been used at some point.
** Before officially romanized as Warz Gill in episode 39, the BigBad was variously spelled Oiles Gil, Toils Gil, Walz Gil, or pronounced phonetically as Waruzu Giru.
** Also, Basco's name has been spelled Vasco before, but in episode 16, we see his Free Joker, which has a huge "B" in the middle.
** And the MonsterOfTheWeek from #14 [[spoiler:and #24]]. Just look at how many different spellings he's been given on this page only.
** Engine Machalcon has had his name spelled out as Mach-Falcon.
** A very literal case is Sid Bamick, whose name is spelled as such (and not the popular spelling Cid) in the official Character book.
** Sally was sometimes spelt as Sari, but its bounty in #44 says Sally.
* SpinOffspring: Engine Machalcon is the son of Speedor and [=BearRV=]. [[MST3KMantra Don't ask how THAT works.]]
* SpiritAdvisor: [[spoiler:[[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Dragon Ranger]], [[Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger Time Fire]], and [[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger Mikoto Nakadai]]]] appear to Gai in a dream after his accident.
** In #38, Aka Red and Sid Bamick talk to Marvelous (after Warz kicks [=GokaiOh=]'s ass) and Joe (after he destroys Barizorg and frees Sid's soul) respectively.
* SpotTheImposter: Played with in #34. The Monster of the Week impersonates Gai in-battle, so Don suggests that they ask the two a super-hard Super Sentai question as the real Gai would be able to answer it instantly. When Joe points out that none of them has enough knowledge to even propose such a question in the first place, Luka just decides to [[CuttingTheKnot get everybody to Gokai Change into]] Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger, leaving the imposter stuck as Gokai Silver while the real Gai turns into Mega Silver.
* StandardEvilEmpireHierarchy: It's a Space Empire, what do you expect?
** The Emperor: Warz Gill until #38, then Emperor Ackdos Gill himself from #41.
** The Right Hand: Baizorg
** The General: Damaras
** The Oddball: Insarn
** The Evil Counterpart: Basco
* StealthPun
** In #22 the team changes into Tensou Sentai ''Gosei''ger and then change into ''Gosei'' Sentai Dairanger.
** The lead guest stars in the final three episodes (Hiba, Goushi and Kaijō in that order) are from ''Sun Vulcan'', ''Zyuranger'' and ''Goranger'' respectively. Combining "Sun", "Zyu" and "Go" forms "[=SunZyuGo=]" or ''sanjūgo'', which is Japanese for "35".
* StoneWall: The Monster of the Week of #32, Shieldon, is this, demonstrating TheWorfBarrage against any one of the Gokaigers' attacks minus the Galleon Buster.
* StunnedSilence: When Gai combines the Gold and Silver Go-onger keys in #19, the entire battle stops for several seconds...minus Ahim clapping in excitement.
* SuperDickery: Promotional material from the teamup with Kamen Rider shows Marvelous ''leading'' past {{Big Bad}}s.
* SuperpowerLottery: Zatsurig in #41 has an eye on his chest that does pretty much anything (forcefields, telekinesis, FlashStep...)
* SuperSpeed: Any of the vehicle-themed Sentai teams the Gokaigers transform into (Turboranger, Carranger, Go-Onger) give them this power.
** Apparently ex-Red Racer Kyousuke also has this ability, as shown in episode 14...and he can't transform anymore!
* SwordBeam: The Final Wave of the Gokai Sabre takes this form.
* TakeAThirdOption: When the team transforms into [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger Go-ongers]] in episode 19, Gai can't decide whether to become Go-On Gold or Go-On Silver. He ends up [[FusionDance merging the two keys]] to create a single [[http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/8094/1309646568164.jpg gold and silver Go-On Wing]].
** Becomes a ChekhovsSkill later in the episode when he uses the same method to merge all of the Extra Ranger keys into the [[SuperMode Gold Mode]] Anchor Key.
* TakingTheBullet:
** Before Aka Red gave Marvelous the Ranger Key chest he took the bullet for him by landing in front of a Sugormin that was aiming for Marvelous. This didn't hurt Aka Red that much though.
** In #11, an unmorphed Joe's shock at the revelation that Sid is Barizorg leaves him open to a finishing blow from Barizorg's sword. Marvelous rushes in and takes the attack, which demorphs him, but he gets better in the next episode.
** In #19, the Action Commander fires at an zoned out Don, and Ahim takes the blast for him.
** In ''199 Heroes'', Marvelous deliberately gets hit by Brajira's energy bullets, completely shocking Alata...until he sees that the shots would have hit a woman and her kids in a nearby elevator, marking the point where Alata's opinion of Marvelous finally changes.
** In #24, [[spoiler:Jealousto does this to protect the mother of a takoyaki stand owner he befriends.]]
* TeamChef: Don is the designated chef, Gai can also make very tasty meals, but [[RealMenWearPink Joe]] can ''[[HiddenDepths bake]].'' As we see in #45, it's a bit of SeriousBusiness for him.
* ThanksForTheMammary: One of the Monsters of the Week does this to Luka [[note]]or rather, her suit actor[[/note]] in #25. She is [[GroinAttack not pleased]].
* TheThemeParkVersion: Some of the previous teams (especially the older ones) are boiled down to a bare-bones version of their respective seasons. ''Denziman'' has only been used for the Denzi Punch (3 times), ''Flashman'' was used for the Prism Boots, Prism Kaiser, etc., and ''Dynaman'' has been used for Super Dynamite.
* TheyreCalledPersonalIssuesForAReason: The moral of episode 4, though Joe also learns that he doesn't have to keep everything bottled up.
* ThinkNothingOfIt: Same as IWasJustPassingThrough above, but in the final episode.
* ThisIsADrill: Gai's mech, in [[HumongousMecha multiple]] [[AnimalMecha different]] [[DrillTank forms]].
* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: #30, when Joe finally faces the one who [[spoiler:turned Sid into Barizorg.]]
* TimeStandsStill: In ''199 Heroes'', Brajira sends Marvelous and Alata to a time-stopped office building for their fight; they end up having to defend a couple of civilians from Brajira's wild attacks.
* TitleDrop: Matsuri says the title of #23 ("People's Lives Are the Future of Earth") to Luka and Ahim while they try to convince her not to give in to Basco's threat of detaining the ambulance in which an injured boy was if she did not step out to give him the [=GoGo=] V's power.
** Actually, the title is a catchphrase of her oldest brother Matoi ([=GoRed=]), which he made part of the roll call.
** Also in the following episode: after [[spoiler:Zealousto [[TakingTheBullet takes the bullet]] for the mother of the takoyaki guy]], she calls herself a "Foolish Earthling".
** #41 picks up the ball when Marvelous said "[they] have something [they] don't want to lose." In this case, Ahim.
** #42 has a justified reason: it's Damaras' title in the Zangyack Fleet. And boy, does he back it up.
* TokenGoodTeammate: The team claims that they have no intentions whatsoever to protect the Earth. Except for Ahim, who is willing to help anyone in need. Don just goes along with the rest of the crew, as he himself is too nice to be a dick to anyone. And that's not getting into Gai's strong moral compass.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Luka (even though her suited poses are pretty girly) and Ahim.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Ahim apparently loves [[ASpotOfTea tea]].
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Some of the previews to the following episodes show images that wind up giving away important plot points.
* TrainingFromHell: Joe in #4. According to flashbacks in #11, it was ''the norm.''
** #7. Turns out the Captain's been throwing darts while wearing an armlet that weighs some unspecified but clearly ridiculous amount, judging from how hard Doc struggled just to pick it up.
* TransformationIsAFreeAction: Ever present in Sentai, but taken to new, GenreSavvy, heights with Gokaiger. Our pals seem to be fully aware that their TransformationSequence protects them from harm, even extending the strategy to their HumongousMecha! To top it off, they will often immediately follow the transformation with a quick salvo of pistol shots.
** In the first episode, the kanji special effects during their transformation to Shinkenger actually force back a crowd of mooks.
** Subverted in 14, where during the transformation Kyousuke, Insarn and Jealousto run off somewhere else.
** Again subverted in 24 (sequel to 14), where the MOTW ran off again during transformation.
* TrashOfTheTitans: Flashbacks in #42 show that the Gokai Galleon was a ''dump'' before [[NeatFreak Don]] joined the crew.
* TrueCompanions
* UndyingLoyalty: Joe to Marvelous, though the other the crew is not far off behind when it comes to their loyalty to Marvelous.
* UnflinchingWalk: Aside from the mecha, Joe pulls a human-sized version in his [[spoiler:final]] battle against Barizorg in #38.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: The Gokaigers change their wardrobe multiple times over the season (given the weather issues over the past few years, this is understandable for the actors).
* UnwillingSuspension: Done to punish Navi in #8 when she's caught for sneaking off unannounced - but negated by the fact that she can still fly.
* VerbalTic: [[Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger Zubaan's]] PokemonSpeak turns into this to Luka when she Gokai Changes into him in #37. Same goes for Don in the finale.
** She actually had a tic-off against the grunts, who often say their names.
--->'''Dogormin''': Dogor!
--->'''Zubaan-ized Luka''': Zu! Zu! [Does Zubaan's arm-pumping gesture]
--->'''Dogormin''': Are you mocking us dogor?!
--->'''Luka''': Of course not! Zu! Zu!
* AVillainNamedZrg: Barizorg.
* VisualPun
** During the transformation scene you can see three X's and one V which summon their costumes. XXXV is the roman numeral for 35, a reference to the Gokaigers being the 35th Super Sentai team.
** Gokai Silver similarly transforms via an anchor, an "X", and a "V". His alter-ego is Gai ''Ikari'' (Japanese for "anchor") and he draws his powers from 15 Extra Rangers.
** #44. The CampGay [=MotW=] is designed similar to a ''fairy''.
* VocalEvolution: The six-year gap makes Kai Ozu sound much more mature.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: When Emperor Ackdos Gill arrives to take over the invasion of Earth in #41, he brings with him two CoDragons, Dailando and Zatsurig. Whilst the latter is shown in a flashback to have been the one responsible for destroying planet Famille, he gets defeated by the Gokaiger team in the same episode.
* WhamEpisode: #11, however #15 will leave you blinking wide-eyedly.
** #30 may qualify too.
** '''#31'''. [[spoiler: The Gokaigers manage to get all the Extra Hero Keys, but Basco proceeds to transform into his true form and defeats all of them. He also revealed that he has stolen the great powers of the [[Series/DengekiSentaiChangeman Changeman]] (which we see at the beginning of the episode), [[Series/ChoushinseiFlashman Flashman]] and [[Series/HikariSentaiMaskman Maskman]].]]
** #37. [[spoiler: Joe finally faces off against Barizorg, Warz Gill brings out his mecha Great Warz (a gift from dad), and kicks the Gokaigers' ass so bad, Marvelous has to force his crewmates out of the [=GoZyuGokai=]-Oh before it explodes back into the Gokai Galleon, with the captain unconscious inside (we know he'll be okay from the preview). [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Oh, and the team finally uses the Extra Hero keys.]]]]
** #38 neatly tops its predecessor: [[spoiler:Warz Gill and Barizorg are KilledOffForReal, while Marvelous and Joe make peace with the spirits of their deceased mentors Aka Red and Sid, which allows them to unlock their own team's Grand Power. The episode ends with Damaras cradling Warz's corpse and glaring up at the Gokai Galleon with burning hatred.]]
** #42 [[spoiler:ends with a helpless Don after Marvelous is captured by Damaras and Basco, with the other Gokaigers seemingly killed at the hands of the latter.]]
** #47 [[spoiler:ends with Sally KilledOffForReal, Marvelous in critical condition from trying to save Sally, the rest of the Gokaigers defeated badly, and Basco in possession of the 34 ultimate powers, the Gokaigers' Ranger Keys, and the [=GokaiGalleon=]. Oh, and Navi.]]
** As with most back-to-back Wham Episodes, #48 pulls out all the stops in awesomeness. [[spoiler:The Gokaigers fight against their own Ranger Keys, take back the Galleon, and it all culminates with a DuelToTheDeath between Marvelous and Basco, with Basco finally being beaten for good and the Gokaigers claiming all the Ranger Keys and ultimate powers. Not only that, but Basco reveals that Navi is the key to the Greatest Treasure in the Universe ''and'' that Aka Red was using both him and Marvelous to simply return the Ranger Keys to their respective owner, with Marvelous not giving a crap and says that he'll take out anyone in his way of the Greatest Treasure...even if it's Aka Red himself.]]
** And it doesn't stop there! #49 [[spoiler:has the Gokaigers finally finding the Greatest Treasure in the Universe. It turns out that it's a small pyramid-like object with the Will of the Planet's voice inside of it. The Will of the Planet reveals that the treasure can be used to grant any wish the finder desires. However, there's a catch: in order to grant the wish, the greater powers of the previous 34 Sentai teams must be ''sacrificed'' and '''''erased from existence''''' once the wish is granted]].
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: #10 has an interesting insight into the Zangyack ranks. Apparently Sugormin not only get lines, [[SmallNameBigEgo but have been actively treating the Gormin like dirt for a while.]]
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: In #37-38, Warz Gill actually shows some empathy towards Barizorg. He even goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge in #38 after [[spoiler:Joe kills him, which ultimately does him in]]. Loses something when you realize Barizorg is a guy Gill had ''mindwiped.''
* WhatTheHellHero: Don berates Marvelous, Joe, and Luka for using their pistols in close quarters to shoot at the Action Commander when he tries to infiltrate [=GokaiOh=] in #29, shooting out the main screen in the cockpit.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: The team kind of comes off this way in ''199 Heroes'', since without the Ranger Keys (and before they obtain the Galleon Buster), their only trick is their various Final Waves; stands out all the more in comparison to Goseiger's bag of Tensojutsu tricks.
* WithMyHandsTied: Marvelous in D-Cuffs against a whole bunch of cops in ep. 5.
** This is Joe's normal fighting stance. His left hand isn't tied, but it may as well be.
* TheWorfBarrage: Practically nothing could get through the MOTW's shield in #32, be it a Gokai Slash, a [[Series/JAKQDengekitai Big Bomber]], a [[Series/KagakuSentaiDynaman New Super Dynamite]], [[Series/DengekiSentaiChangeman Dragon, Pegasus, Mermaid and Phoenix Attack]] or a [[Series/HikariSentaiMaskman God Hand]] attack. Until, of course, Don literally brings in the big gun: The Gokai Galleon Buster.
** In general, aside from a brief moment in the movie, every time they use the Dynaman Ranger Keys, it ends up being fruitless.
* TheWorfEffect: In #31, the very first thing that [[spoiler:Final Form Basco]] does is break Gai's arm (with an ''audibly sickening crack''), then knock him out in one shot.
** Inverted in #41 when Zatsurig, with his GameBreaker ability and ''the destruction of planet Famille to his name'', is taken down in the same ep he appears in.
* WorldBuilding: While Marvelous hasn't heard about Super Sentai before upon coming to Earth, #5 reveals that he's heard of SPD, the SpacePolice, before and identified Doggie Kruger as an Anubis-alien. It's also implied that SPD is still fighting Zangyack out in space, as Doggie has a delete order for the Action Commander.
** Toei makes connections between several series under the banner of Space Police.
*** Gokaiger #51 Doggie Kruger and Signalman cameo together. Now this makes sense since both are Space Police. Carranger #12 has Signalman introduce himself as Space Police of Police Planet.
*** ''Pirate Sentai Gokaiger vs. Series/SpaceSheriffGavan'' explicitly states Space Sheriffs are Space Police. Ahim references that the Dekarangers found them innocent of piracy when Gavan appears to arrest them. The space freighter in Marvelous flashback with Gavan is the same design as a SPD space cruiser. Space Police Director General Weeval wears a belt buckle worn by SPD commanders.
* WorldOfBadass: There are ''tons'' of badasses in this Sentai, possibly more than any other before.
** {{Badass}}: Captain Marvelous and Joe fit this to a T.
** BackToBackBadasses: Marvelous and Joe in #12.
** BadassArmFold: It's practically Captain Marvelous' default stance.
** BadassArmy: The first episode begins with '''182 Sentai Heroes''' united against the Zangyack Empire's army. It's as awesome as it sounds.
** BadassCrew: The Gokaigers first and foremost, but also the Red Pirates. When you're just three people and is considered to be the greatest threat the Zangyack ever face and having a bounty bigger than the Gokaigers, you have to be one. Not too mention they just started collecting the Ranger Keys when they started it, meaning they face off against the Zangyack without it's powers. With those conditions, no wonder Marvelous and Basco are badass fighters. It helps that one of the members is a ranger himself. [[spoiler:The incarnation of every Red Ranger to be exact, making it even more BadAss.]]
** BadassInDistress: Happens at least once to the team, except Gai.
*** #15-16. All the Gokaigers except Marvelous.
*** #25-26. Marvelous, Joe and Luka.
*** #42-43. Marvelous
** BadassLongcoat: Marvelous' civilian coat is particularly long, but the Rangers have nice jackets, both as part of the Ranger suit and as civilians. [[spoiler: In 43, Don gets a green version of Marvelous' civilian coat]]
** RetiredBadass: Technically, all past Sentai Heroes the team encounters are this, even if they're as recent as two years before.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Doc puts a Gormin in a Figure Four Leglock in episode 13. It taps out.
* WrongGenreSavvy: When they first meet Ninjaman in #45, Marvelous wants to immediately ask him for his ultimate power. Don and Gai, knowing that it resulted in failure each time they tried it in the past, convince the rest of the team to make a good impression to him before asking...at the end of which he still says no.
* XMeetsY: ''Manga/OnePiece'' meets ''Series/KamenRiderDecade''...[[RecycledINSPACE IN SPACE]]!!
** More superficially, ''CaptainHarlock'' meets ''Super Sentai''.
* YouAreAlreadyDead: In an inversion, this is done to the Gokaigers by [[spoiler:Basco in his Final Form]] in #31.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Ackdos Gill's first order when stepping in for his son is to have Damaras arrested for not taking care of the Prince like he was supposed to, even ignoring Insarn's (true) appeal that it was Warz who bought this, despite Damaras' vehement objections.
** And before that, Damaras and Insarn first found out about the emperor's presence when the Imperial fleet came out of nowhere and instantly obliterated the original fleet by Gigant Horse's side.
* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Father, My Mother ]][[OverlyLongGag and My ]][[DoomedHometown Homeworld]]: The Monster of the Week of #41 is the one who was directly responsible for the destruction of Ahim's planet, as well as the death of her parents ''before her eyes''.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Luka is a Grade B in #6 while wearing a maid outfit.
* {{Zipperiffic}}: [[http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/1327/66079548.jpg Joe]].

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