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-->''From hundreds of millions of years ago, in the age of the dinosaurs, 5 warriors revive in the present time!''

''Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger'' (''Dinosaur Squadron Beastranger'' [[note]]"Zyu" is an alternate romanization of ''jū'' or "beast".[[/note]]) is the sixteenth entry in the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' franchise, which aired from 1992 to 1993.

170 million years ago, humans lived in peace with dinosaurs, until the evil witch Bandora appeared, killed the dinosaurs, and began to attack humanity. The Guardian Beasts, great gods in the form of prehistoric-animal-shaped HumongousMecha, sealed her away on the stray planet Nemesis. In modern times, astronauts exploring Nemesis accidentally release Bandora and her followers from captivity, and she again starts to attempt to kill humanity, starting with the children. The ancient wizard Barza, in disguise as a landlord, releases five warriors from the five prehistoric human tribes to fight Bandora's forces alongside the Guardian Beasts.

This series is very important for two reasons:
# It was the first series that was [[ForeignRemake adapted for American audiences]] as part of the ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' franchise, serving as the basis for the first season of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' and having the costumes of its heroes and villains continued to be used for the next two.
# It started the SixthRanger tradition with the addition of Burai, the Dragon Ranger, whose story and fate was the focus of much of the show after his appearance.
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!!The Zyurangers are:
* Geki, Prince of the Yamato Tribe/'''[[color:red:Tyranno Ranger]]''': The [[TheLeader "Warrior of Justice"]] who takes charge in the fight against Bandora and her minions.
* Goushi, Knight of the Sharma Tribe/'''Mammoth Ranger''': The [[TheSmartGuy "Warrior of Wisdom"]] who [[TheLancer aids Geki in leading the fight against Bandora]]. He has a grudge against Bandora for causing the death of his sister.
* Dan, Knight of the Etof Tribe/'''[[color:blue:Tricera Ranger]]''': The "Warrior of Courage" who [[HotBlooded rushes off to battle]] [[TheBigGuy using great power]].
* Boi, Knight of the Daim Tribe/'''[[color:gold:Tiger Ranger]]''': The "Warrior of Hope", and the [[KidAppealCharacter youngest]], who uses his [[FragileSpeedster speed as an asset]].
* Mei, [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess of the Rishiya Tribe]]/'''[[color:fuchsia:Ptera Ranger]]''': The [[TheChick "Warrior of Love"]] who [[ActionGirl holds her own against evil]] with her bow-and-arrow and [[MasterOfDisguise disguise power]]!
* Burai/'''[[color:green:Dragon Ranger]]''': The "Warrior of Power" who [[SixthRanger joins the team]] after an arc where [[TheRival he antagonizes the Zyurangers]], specifically his brother Geki.

!!The villains are:
* Bandora: The "[[BigBad source of evil]]" in the Zyuranger world. An EvilOverlord who [[ChildHater likes to target kids]] in particular.
* Grifforzer: An [[TheBrute armored winged warrior]] [[TheDragon who leads Bandora's minions into combat]].
* Pleprechuan: AffablyEvil, EvilGenius, MadArtist. Source of almost every MonsterOfTheWeek.
* Totpat and Bukbak: ThoseTwoBadGuys, The {{Tagalong Kid}}s.
* Lamie: [[DarkChick A female warrior]] loyal to Bandora who is [[UglyGuyHotWife married to Grifforzer]].

!!And then there's:
* Dai Satan: The [[TheManBehindTheMan true]] [[SatanicArchetype villain of the story]]; a floating head who wishes to cause nothing but destruction.
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!!'''Recurring''' Super Sentai tropes:

* AllYourPowersCombined: The Howling Cannon and the Ranger Stick's Babel attack!
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: Dino Buckler! (While Burai's equivalent is called the Dragon Buckler, he still says "Dino Buckler" when he transforms.)
* CallingYourAttacks
* ColorCodedCharacters: Subverted. The Zyurangers don't use color-based codenames like most other Sentai teams, instead being named after a respective totem beast. Dragon Ranger, being the sixth ranger, is named after a mythical creature instead of an actual prehistoric beast like the rest. The [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers American version]] plays this straight.
* CombinationAttack
* CoolBike: The Zaurer Machines, much like the [[Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger Goranger Machines]], consisted of an individual bike for the red ranger (Geki's Road Zaurer 1) and a pair of [[CoolSidecar sidecar-equipped]] bikes for the rest of the main team (Goushi's Side Zaurer 2 and Dan's Side Zaurer 3, which were shared with Boi and Mei repectively).
** Since the Zyurangers never drove their bikes in their transformed states (other than in the opening intro and commercial bumpers), the only time the bikes were ever shown in ''Power Rangers'' was in the background of one fight scene. However, the bikes were still carried over by the merchandising and the toy versions were sold as the "Battle Bikes"
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: Burai died during a cave-in after being sealed. He's only around because Daizyuzin temporarily resurrected him.]]
* EyeCatch: The eyecatch before the break features the main 5 Zyurangers in their vehicles and stopping in front of the camera. The title card can be seen on the bottom right of the screen. After the break, the eyecatch features the main 5 mecha. Starting in episode 32, a new version was introduced with the team posing before the break and the mecha after.
* FinishingMove:
* FiveBadBand
** BigBad: Bandora
** [[TheBrute The Brutish]] [[TheDragon Dragon]]: Grifforzer
** EvilGenius: Pleplechuan
** ThoseTwoBadGuys: Totpat and Pukpak
** SixthRanger[=/=]DarkChick: Lamie
** BiggerBad: [[SatanicArchetype Dai Satan]].
* FiveManBand
** TheLeader: Geki
** [[TheSmartGuy The Smart]] [[TheLancer Lancer]]: Goushi
** TheBigGuy: Dan
** KidAppealCharacter: Boi
** TheChick: Mei
** SixthRanger: Burai
* FullPotentialUpgrade: A quest for legendary weapons is undertaken when the Rangers weapons are broken and all the available replacements are too old to be usable.
* HomeBase: A temple to the gods underneath a humble apartment building. Who knew?
* HumongousMecha: The very first Super Sentai where the mechas were MechanicalLifeforms. Each one had its own conscience and could communicate with the Zyurangers.
** AMechByAnyOtherName: The individual mechas of the six Zyurangers were known as the Shugozyu[[note]]Guardian Beasts[[/note]], while King Brachion gets the unique classification of Zyukishin[[note]]Beast Steed God[[/note]].
** AnimalMecha: The second type, and StockDinosaurs to boot.
** CombiningMecha: Like the [[Series/ChikyuuSentaiFiveman Five Machines]] and the [[Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman Jet Machines]], the five original Guardian Beasts could combine in one of two forms, although one of the first combination is just a transitional form of the other.
*** Tyrannosaurus + Pteranodon + Zyu Mammoth + Triceratops + Saber Tiger = Beast Tank Dino Tanker, which then transforms into Daizyuzin[[note]]Great Beast God[[/note]].
** TransformingMecha: Daizyuzin is technically a transformed version of Dino Tanker, although later episodes skip the Dino Tanker formation when the five main Guardian Beasts combine. The form King Brachion takes when it pulls out its twin tail cannons is also considered a transformed mode called Super Beast Tank King Tanker, although it is never referred by that name on the show.
** MechaExpansionPack: Dragon Caesar functioned not only as a partner to Daizyuzin, it could also replace the Tyrannosaurus and Pteranodon in combining with the other Guardian Beasts, forming a completely different giant robot. Later Daizyuzin gets the ability to combine with Dragon Caesar itself, along with King Brachion, a brachiosaurus-based mecha that served as steed for the other giant robots.
*** Dragon Caesar + Zyu Mammoth + Triceratops + Saber Tiger = Gouryuzin[[note]]Mighty Dragon God[[/note]]
*** Daizyuzin + Dragon Caesar = Zyutei Daizyuzin[[note]]Beast Emperor Daizyuzin[[/note]]
*** Zyutei Daizyuzin + King Brachion = Kyukyoku Daizyuzin[[note]]Ultimate Daizyuzin[[/note]]
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: "(Ranger name)! (Civilian name)!" followed by "Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger!"
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: The Tyrannosaurus is the only one of the five main Guardian Beasts that is bipedal and can stand toe-to-toe with some of the early Dora Monsters. After Burai's death, Geki also inherits the Dragon Armor, as well as the Zyusouken, allowing him to become the Armed Tyrannoranger and summon Dragon Caesar. How's that for an advantage?!
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: Bandora uses her "Dora Scepter" to call upon evil spirits to make her minions grow. Of course, its bears mentioning that [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers its US adaptation]] [[TropeNamer named this trope!]]
* MerchandiseDriven: For one interesting example, later on in the series, there are several appearances of cute plushie versions of the Guardian Beasts, often given to kids as gifts from the Rangers or other kids. Of course, these plushes were really made. (They even had motorized walking functions and made various growls and roars.)
* {{Mook}}s: The {{Golem}} soldiers.
** EliteMooks: Introduced this trope to ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' with the Dokita Golems.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: The Dora Monsters. Quite a few are based on ClassicalMythology.
* TheNarrator: After a nine year absence, Creator/ToruOhira returns to bring more exposition.
* OnTheNextEpisodeOfCatchPhrase
* PsychoRangers: Episode 46 has Dora Mirage, a monster who could alter the appearances of himself and four Golems to resemble that of the Zyurangers'.
* RegularCaller:
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Ptera Ranger, who even has the title of "[[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess]]." The [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers American remake]] ended up {{gender flip}}ping the Tiger Ranger to provide its team with a [[TwoGirlsToATeam second heroine]].
* SupervillainLair: Bandra Palace, which was practically created from a few errant buildings.
* ThemeMusicPowerUp
* TransformationNameAnnouncement
* TransformationTrinket: The Dino Buckler, the first belt-worn trinket. Burai wears a golden-colored version called the Dragon Buckler.
* WeaponOfChoice
** SwissArmyWeapon: The Ranger [[ImprobableWeaponUser Sticks]] / [[{{Handguns}} Guns]] / [[KnifeNut Swords]].
** BratsWithSlingshots: The [[MidSeasonUpgrade Thunder Slingers]].
** BifurcatedWeapon: Ranger Gun + Thunder Slinger = [[CoolGuns Ranger Slinger]].
** Geki: [[CoolSword Ryugekiken]] [[note]]''Dragon Strike Sword''[[/note]]
** Goushi: [[SwissArmyWeapon Moth Breaker]] [[note]][[AnAxeToGrind Axe]] & [[HandCannon Cannon]] Modes[[/note]]
** Dan: [[BifurcatedWeapon Tricelance]] [[note]]Splits from a [[DoubleWeapon twin-bladed]] [[ProngsOfPoseidon trident]] into [[DualWielding two]] [[BladeOnAStick spears]].[[/note]]
** Boi: [[DualWielding Sabre]] [[KnifeNut Daggers]]
** Mei: [[TheStraightAndArrowPath Ptera Arrow]]
** Burai: [[MixAndMatchWeapon Zyu]][[MagicalFlutist sou]][[KnifeNut ken]] [[note]]''Beast Instrument Dagger''[[/note]] and [[PoweredArmor Dragon Armor]].

!!Tropes specific to Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger:

* AdultFear:Bandora really hates kids, and isn't above kidnapping and using them in different ways in order to defeat the Rangers.
* AllYourPowersCombined: How they resurrect Daizyuzin and Dragon Caesar from Satan Franke's crippling bubbles. Seriously, it gets like ''[[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers Captain Planet]]''...
-->'''Mei''': [[ThePowerOfLove Love!]]
-->'''Boi''': [[{{Determinator}} Hope!]]
-->'''Goushi''': [[GeniusBruiser Wisdom!]]
-->'''Dan''': [[HotBlooded Courage!]]
-->'''Burai''': [[{{Badass}} Power!]]
-->'''Geki''': [[JusticeWillPrevail Justice!]]
-->'''Daizyuzin''': By your powers combined, I have been resurrected!
* AnachronismStew: With the exception of King Brachion, ''none'' of the creatures represented by the Guardian Beasts even existed in the Jurassic Period 170 million years ago. Tyranosaurus, Triceratops and Pteranodon are all from the late Cretaceous. Then there's the Wooly Mammoth and Sabretooth Tiger, which are not actual dinosaurs.
* AnyoneCanDie: A point emphasized in this series is that anyone, even heroes, can be KilledOffForReal. Which is why [[spoiler:they don't bother to revive Burai.]]
* AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:The final scene is a literal example, as the Zyurangers and Barza leave the Earth to return to the Heavens.]]
* BadassBaritone: Goushi's voice makes JamesEarlJones sound prepubescent.
* BadFuture: The Guardian Beasts showed Geki what would happen if he failed to unite the team. It's not a pretty picture.
* BenevolentGenie: Djinn was found by a group of children who use his power for a number of innocent albeit selfish wishes, however Djinn genuinely seems to like his young Masters and enjoys playing with them.
* BigEater: Dora Circe
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: The Golem soldiers sometimes use these as weapons.
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: Some of the Zyuranger's gear, like the back of their Dyno Bucklers or the soles of Dragon Caesar's feet have a "Z" printed on them.
* ByTheEyesOfTheBlind: Dora Goblin can only be seen by children unless its shoes are on the wrong feet.
* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler: Burai and Geki. They get better though.]]
* CardCarryingVillain: According to Dora Sphinx, the only constant thing in the world is ''evil''.
* ChangelingFantasy: Played in reverse with [[spoiler:Geki, who was raised as a prince but turns out to be adopted]].
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Gnome, the forest elf who helps the Zyurangers defeat Dora Circe and reveals the existence of Burai, is never seen again after Episode 18.
* ContinuityNod: A billboard for [[Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman Ako-chan brand noodles]] can be seen in #47 during the fight between Daizyujin and Dora Talos.
* TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget: [[spoiler: Bandora forgot about Kai, until, ironically, Dai Satan brought him back.]]
* DealWithTheDevil: Literally with Bandora and Dai Satan.
* DeathsHourglass: [[spoiler:Burai's life is represented by a green candle.]]
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Ultimate Daizyujin blows up Dai Satan in the finale.
** Then again, the show's mecha are actually avatars of gods, so it's one god blowing up another god as opposed to some random guy.
** Burai tries this by firing an energy blast at Daizyujin. It wasn't a smart move.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Daizyuzin seems to be destroyed, but it turns out it was just revitalizing itself.]]
* DynamicEntry: Dragon Ranger appearing in Daizyuzin's cockpit.
* EggMcGuffin: Both sides spend a good portion of the show trying to claim the last pair of living dinosaur eggs in the world, although their full significance isn't revealed until near the end.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: While he had been emotionless up to that point, when Dora Talos blows up with Kai inside he screams for his mom.
--> '''Kai''': Uwah! Mamaaaa!
* EvenEvilHasStandards: When Bandora gave Grifforzer the ability to talk, Lamie claims his first words to her were "The battlefield is no place for a woman. Go home and do some laundry or something." Not only was Lamie visibly pissed about this but even Bandora was not pleased about it.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: That's what ''Kyoryu'' means.
* EvilLaugh: All of Dai-Satan's words are this
* {{Expy}}: Hideki Fujiwara (Dan) had a role in ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman''... as a blue birdman named Dan.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler: Dai Satan's head blows up rather graphically after he's been hit with the Grand Banisher. Also, Kai is blown up while still inside the Dora Talos and even visibly catches on fire.]] What the heck, Toei?!
** Do note that this series was supposed to be LighterAndSofter than ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman'', which had plenty of adult themes. Now try considering their idea of LighterAndSofter in light of this.
* FirstChurchOfMecha: The six Shugozyu, as well as the Zyukishin, were worshiped as avatars of one God.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Averted; the Zyurangers adjust incredibly well to modern civilization in-spite of being away for millions of years.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Gora sells its soul to Bandora when its eggs are destroyed, hinting at Bandora's own backstory.
* ForgottenPhlebotinum: A ''Super Sentai'' guidebook reveals that the Zyurangers can pull off a combination attack with the three Saurer Machines, called the Saurer Buster ([[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Lfi93KiTt0s/Sft16sLX8II/AAAAAAAAHi0/NFAv2wj5MPk/s1600-h/powerranger3638.jpg source]]). However, this combination is not even mentioned on the show itself, as they never rode the bike in costume.
** Zyutei Daizyuzin at one point had Dragon Caesar's chest plate and drill tail on each Z-pad. They were removed from the suit used on the actual show since it was too uncomfortable for the suit wearer to bear.
** The back of the Dragon Ranger's ''Hikaru Chogokin'' action figure reveals that he can perform the Babel Attack with the other five Zyurangers by standing atop Boi's and Mei's shoulders, forming the "Super Babel Attack".
** Dragon Caesar was meant to have a force field barrier called the "Pentagon Barrier", projected from the lights on its chest. While the move was never used in the series, it did end up being used by the Dragonzord in the ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' video game for Sega Genesis.
* FriendToAllChildren: The whole team. They're shown hanging out with the local kids on numerous occasions and many children treat the rangers as close friends even before they inevitably have to be personally saved from a monster or other evil plot. [[JustifiedTrope Makes sense]], because Bandora is a ChildHater and her main target are children.
* FuroScene: There's one episode where Mei participates in this. With an old lady.
* GagBoobs: Dan once jokingly tried to put apples on his chest, as in 'Apple Boobs'. Mei was not amused.
* GiantRobotHandsSaveLives: Used by Daizyujin to save a young girl in episode 9.
* GratuitousEnglish: The honorary titles of each of the five main Zyurangers. Geki is referred as the ''purinsu'' (Prince) of the Yamato Tribe instead of ''ouji'', Mei is the ''purinsesu'' (Princess) of the Rishiya Tribe instead of the ''hime'', and the other three are ''naito'' (knights) of their respective tribes instead of ''kishi''.
* HeelFaceTurn: Burai starts off as a villain out of a desire for revenge against Geki. The two of them bury the hatchet at the end of Burai's intro arc, thus Burai's HeelFaceTurn.
* HollywoodEvolution: The Zyurangers' tribes are said to be made up of humans who evolved from dinosaurs [[FridgeLogic (Despite the fact that there were still regular dinosaurs walking around at the time)]].
* {{Homage}}: According to a [[http://www.toeihero.net/archive/rgl/omoide/main.html Japanese column]] written by Tsuyoshi Nonaka (chief director of Plex, the company that did the set and costume designs for ''Super Sentai''), the design of the Daizyuzin is based on ''Anime/{{GoLion}}'' (better known to Westerners as ''Anime/{{Voltron}}''), while the transformation sequence from Dyno Tanker to Daizyuzin was inspired by ''{{Daitetsujin 17}}''.
** Bit of irony in this, considering that when ''Power Rangers'' first came out, some people first thought Daizyujin/Megazord ''was'' a Voltron ripoff!
* HopeSpot:
** When Burai reveals himself as Dragon Ranger, the heroes initially think they're gaining a [[SixthRanger new ally]]. Instead he starts kicking their butts... ''hard''.
** When [[spoiler: Burai]] is close to dying, Barza tells the Zyurangers about the Water of Life, which would be able to restore him. But when Dan and Goushi finally get their hands on said water, they are told [[spoiler: Burai]]'s life is already forfeit.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Gouryujin's finisher, the ''Cho Bakuretsu Ryujin Zuki'' (Super Concussive Dragon Strike).
* InfantImmortality: Averted with Bandora's son Kai.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: The theme of episode 35 ("Boi the Ninja Warrior"). Tokusatsu fans take this as a shout-out to Takumi Hashimoto's role of the ninja boy Manabu Yamaji in ''Series/SekaiNinjaSenJiraiya''.
* JerkassGods: Daizyuzin is a decent God, but he can be rather heartless about certain matters especially concerning Burai. He is however open to debate on certain issues if the Zyuranger can make a decent case.
* KidsAreCruel, StartOfDarkness: [[spoiler:Bandora was actually a decent sorceress back in the days, but Kai was a ''[[{{Jerkass}} little monster]]'' who broke dinosaur eggs for lulz. So obviously when the dinosaurs found out, they chase him off to a cliff, resulting his death. Bandora, doting mother she is, decided to take vengeance on the dinosaurs as a result and kickstarted the storyline...]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Burai]]
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: Mei (while she CAN count as the [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Tomboy]], it was only on one occassion and she usually spends her time doing light feminine things) and Lamie (really sensual with her relationship with Grifforzer)
* LivingOnBorrowedTime: [[spoiler:Burai only has forty hours to live; he can only extend his time with his time-stopping magic chamber.]]
* LimitedWardrobe: Justified in that they were ancient warriors in modern day, so they were not accustomed to how people in that age change clothes from day to day. The use here would evolve into [[CustomUniform Custom Uniforms]] in later seasons.
* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler:Burai is Geki's brother.]]
* LoveAtFirstSight: Dora Pixie induces this. It includes [[CargoShip loving inanimate objects]].
* MeaningfulName: "Burai" means "villain". He starts off as one.
* MisplacedWildlife: See above.
* MonsterIsAMommy: Gora in episode 39.
* MoodWhiplash: Kinda similar to ''Series/KamenRiderBlack'' to ''Series/KamenRiderBlackRX''. After the DarkerAndEdgier ''[[Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman Jetman]]'', comes this very LighterAndSofter Sentai show.
** This can also happen when an episode ends with the Zyurangers seemingly unable to defeat a monster, then transitions into the cheery end credits song accompanied by the Zyurangers engaging in such activities as practicing baseball and retrieving a girl's balloon.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: If Bandora hadn't been so determined to make Burai [[spoiler:use up his remaining life]], he wouldn't have [[spoiler:died, and his spirit wouldn't have been able to open the doorway to the demiplane where she was holding the Guardian Beasts captive]].
* OddlyNamedSequel: While the word "ranger" (and its shortened form "ger") is commonly associated with Sentai nowadays, ''Zyuranger'' was only the third season to use it on its title (following ''Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger'' and ''Series/KousokuSentaiTurboranger''). Following ''Zyuranger'', "-ranger" would replace "-man" as the dominant title suffix.
* OffTheShelfFX: Given the [[MerchandiseDriven primary purpose]] of the show, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=qfaf8FNlcu4#t=389 it's no surprise at all.]]
* OnlyOneName: Justified in the fact that the team are warriors from the past and therefore have no surnames (the closest thing they have to surnames are their honorary titles).
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: Satan is a big floating glam rocker head. Bukubach is named for Ukobach, a minor demon from the ''DictionnaireInfernal''.
* PetTheDog: Bandora loves her monsters and [[spoiler:Grifforzer and Lamie's son]].
* {{Portmantitle}}: The title was meant to be a portmanteau of "Jurassic" and "ranger"[[note]]as in "Juranger", which is closer to the actual Japanese pronunciation of ''Jūrenjā''[[/note]], which also serves as a PunBasedTitle, since ''jū'' is Japanese for "beast". However, the producers ended up transliterating the ''Jū'' portion of the title as "Zyu" on the show itself.
* ProductPromotionParade: In the GrandFinale, they go through each mecha combination in order to save the day.
* ProtectedByAChild: Bandora kidnaps a little boy and forces him to make an invincible swords for Dora Knight. Because he made the sword, it can't hurt him, as the villains find out when he tries to take a hit for the Rangers.
* RecapEpisode: Episode 40 includes some recaps of previous episodes, with a focus on Burai's story.
* RiddleOfTheSphinx: A victim of Dora Sphinx is asked this question; as with everybody not named Oedipus, the victim fails to answer it right.
* RuleOfSymbolism: The Zyurangers are survivors of a tribe of dinosaur-evolved humans. When the Guardian Beast Tyrannosaurus combines with the other four Guardian Beasts to form the Dyno Tanker, which then transform into Daizyuzin, it is essentially a dinosaur evolving into a man.
* SatanicArchetype: Witch Bandra's true master is named Dai (Great) Satan. He looks nothing like the usual depiction of the Judeo-Christian devil, being a floating blue head who yells a lot, and is mostly just an evil spirit that just happens to be named "Satan" (as opposed to being the "actual" Satan). When footage of Dai Satan was used for ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', he was renamed "Lokar" and his role on the story was demoted to a monster who simply served Rita Repulsa.
* ShoutOut: Dragon Caesar not only looks like Franchise/{{Godzilla}}, but its very name is a reference to the King of Monsters.
* TheSpeechless: Grifforzer. [[spoiler: At first.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Bandōra's name is spelled "Bandra" on her palace, despite the fact that the "ō" in her name is a long vowel and definitely not silent. The title itself also qualifies, since the word for beast in Japan is normally transliterated as ''Jū'' and the title is pronounced "Juranger". Oddly enough, most fans transliterated the mecha's name as "Daizyujin" instead of the more consistent "Daizyūzin" (Kunrei style) or "Daijūjin" (Hepburn style).
* StockDinosaurs: Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, Pteranadon, Brachiosaurus.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Grifforzer originally could only speak in grunts, growls and roars. In the episode after Lamie appeared, Bandora gave Griffozer a voice as part of her payment to Lamie.
* SwissArmyTears: In episode 4, a child in the Continent of Despair who fears his mother to be dead begins to lose hope, and, due to the nature of this realm, turns into stone. His mother's tears, when they are reunited, return him to normal.
* TearsOfBlood: Bandora suffers from this while harnessing the darkest of magic to summon Dai Satan.
* ThisIsADrill: One of the signature weapons of Dragon Caesar is its drill tail. When it combines into Goryuzin, the drill becomes the tip of a spear.
* TyrannosaurusRex: Geki's Guardian Beast. Well, duh, you can't have a dinosaur-themed show without this one dino.
* UglyGuyHotWife: [[spoiler: Grifforzer and Lamie]]
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Despite the strange prehistoric attire wore by the Zyurangers when unmorphed, very few civilians seems to realize who they are until they literally transform in front of them.
* VillainSong: "Dolla! The Theme of Bandora the Witch".
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Or, what happened to Gnome and Ryota?
* YeahShot: Occurs at the end of the end credits.
* YouCantFightFate: [[spoiler: Burai]] couldn't be saved, despite having half the series to look for a way.
* YouLookFamiliar: The child actress who played Clotho shows up in the final story arc as one of the schoolkids who adopt the dinosaur eggs.
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