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[[caption-width-right:320:Clockwise from top-right: '''Ban, Sen, Umeko, Jasmine, Hoji, Tetsu''']]

->"''S.P.D.: '''S'''pecial '''P'''olice '''D'''ekaranger.''\\
''Five detectives who fight with cool, yet burning, hearts.''\\
''Their mission: To combat space criminals who have invaded Earth.''\\
''They will protect the peace and safety of all humanity!''"

''Tokusō Sentai Dekaranger'' (Special Investigations Squadron Dekaranger[[note]]''Deka'' is a Japanese slang term for "detective"[[/note]]) is the twenty-eighth program in the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' franchise, airing from 2004 to 2005.

TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, the Earth has become part of the greater universal picture and ushered in a new era where aliens walk alongside humans in everyday life. Of course, with powerful aliens come powerful criminals, and the elite intergalactic organisation tasked with protecting the peace is the S.P.D.: ''Special Police Dekaranger''.

The story focuses on the Earth Branch of the S.P.D, and the five members of its ''Dekaranger'' division. Led by legendary S.P.D. commander Doggie Kruger, the Dekaranger are tasked with solving crimes committed by the various alien criminals on Earth. Although the Dekaranger have the authority to execute the most dangerous of criminals, they must attain a "Guilty" verdict from the highest court in the galaxy before they can do so.

The series is composed of a number of individual case files, loosely-connected by the presence of the shadowy Agent Abrella, a black market ArmsDealer who supplies many of the villains with their equipment.

!!The main Dekaranger are:
* Banban "Ban" Akaza / '''Deka Red''': Designation "1", the {{Hotblooded}} [[TheLeader Leader]] of the group who wields GunsAkimbo ''[[GunKata with style]]''.
* Houji "Hoji" Tomasu / '''Deka Blue''': Designation "2", TheLancer of the team, and a [[ColdSniper cold-hearted sniper]] with a perfectionist streak.
* Sen'ichi "Sen-chan" Enari / '''Deka Green''': Designation "3", TheSmartGuy and TheHeart of the team.
* Marika "Jasmine" Reimon / '''Deka Yellow''': Designation "4", a beautiful and intelligent ActionGirl with PsychicPowers.
* Koume "Umeko" Kodou / '''Deka Pink''': Designation "5", a [[KidAppealCharacter laid-back]] [[TheDitz Ditz]] who [[BathingBeauty loves to take baths]].
* Tekkan "Tetsu" Aira / '''Deka Break''': Designation "VI", the SixthRanger of the group and elite detective from the Special Investigations Unit who is transferred to the Earth branch of the Dekaranger.
* Doggie "Boss" Kruger / '''Deka Master''': Designation "100", the legendary [[RedBaron "Watchdog Of Hell"]] who currently acts as the [[DaChief Chief]] of the Earth's Dekaranger branch. A MasterSwordsman and TeamDad.

Adapted as ''Series/PowerRangersSPD''.

Has a [[Characters/TokusouSentaiDekaranger character sheet]].

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

* [[ByThePowerOfGreyskull By The Power Of Greyskull]]: "Emergency, Dekaranger! (when helmet is about to go on) Face On!"
** Occasionally this is preceded by "Change Standby!"
* ColorCodedCharacters: At least for the main five.
* CoolBike: Deka Blue's Machine Husky and Deka Break's Machine Boxer. Dekabike is notably a mecha-sized version.
* CoolCar: The Machine Doberman driven by Deka Red and Yellow, and the Machine Bull driven by Green and Pink.
* {{Crossover}}: ''Dekaranger vs. [[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger Abaranger]]'' An Audio Drama teams them up with [[FutariWaPrettyCure Cure Black and Cure White]].
* CustomUniform
* ConspicuousGloves: Jasmine wears gloves to control her powers.
* {{Eyecatch}}: The first half of the eyecatch features the "dog" part of the "n" character howling before pulling back to show the logo and the five rangers in attack position. After the commercial the eyecatch features the ranger(s) of the episode shooting the screen. Later after the debut of Deka Master and Deka Break, the eyecatch also sported either Deka Master slashing or Deka Break punching the screen.
* EvolvingCredits: Maybe the ultimate example: since Sentai shows have a habit of having the villain in the credits and Dekaranger has no main villain, a shot of the monster of the week is inserted in the credits for each episode. As a result, no two episodes share the same title sequence.
** Also counts as a CouchGag.
** When Tetsu joins the squad, he is added to the credits, replacing the scene of the two patrol vehicles and Hoji's motorcycle. In a similar vein, Doggie's shot is also modified after he becomes DekaMaster. Swan-san gains the same old shot though.
* FiveManBand: There are three [[TheSmartGuy Smart Guys]] [[note]]Sen-chan [[PuttingOnMyThinkingCap putting on his Thinking Pose]], Jasmine being an ESPer, and Swan being the HotScientist.[[/note]] and two {{Sixth Ranger}}s[[note]]Tetsu who played straight thanks to his brute force and Doggie who subverted this when he reveals his Ranger form as he doesn't want the team to depend on his help[[/note]] on the team.
** TheLeader: Ban
** TheLancer: Hoji
** TheHeart: Sen-chan
** TheChick: Jasmine
** KidAppealCharacter: Umeko
** TheBigGuy: Tetsu
** {{Mentors}}: Doggie
** EleventhHourRanger: Swan-san. Although, she only assumed her Ranger form for one episode.
** GuestStarPartyMember: Lisa Teagle, who only appears in one episode.
** TeamPet: Murphy K-9
* HumongousMecha
** AMechByAnyOtherName: The Deka Machines (components of the Dekaranger Robo) and the Pat Wings (components of the Deka Wing Robo).
** CombiningMecha
*** Pat Strike + Pat Gyro + Pat Trailer + Pat Armor + Pat Signal = Dekaranger Robo
*** Pat Wing 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 = Deka Wing Robo
** TransformingMecha
*** Dekabike -> Dekabike Robo
*** Dekabase->Dekabase Crawler->Dekabase Robo
** MechaExpansionPack
*** Dekaranger Robo + Dekabike Robo = Riding Dekaranger Robo or Super Dekaranger Robo
*** Dekaranger Robo + Blast Buggy = Dekaranger Robo Full Blast Custom
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Every single episode's title is entirely in GratuitousEnglish.
* InfantImmortality: AVERTED. In the first episode! The one responsible gets his at the hands of Deka Red.
* InTheNameOfTheMoon - Every member gets to say an entire sentence along with their name and number. Quite possibly the longest in Super Sentai history when Dekaranger came out, but later shows have followed Dekaranger's lead (with Magiranger's arguably being the longest so far).
--> '''[[color:red:Red]]''': "One, to hate inhuman crimes!"
--> '''[[color:blue:Blue]]''': "Two, to pursue mysterious cases!"
--> '''[[color:green:Green]]''': "Three, to investigate using futuristic technology!"
--> '''[[color:gold:Yellow]]''': "Four, the hideous evil of space..."
--> '''[[color:fuchsia:Pink]]''': "Five, ...to exterminate them with all possible speed!"
--> '''[[color:silver:Break]]''': "To attack wicked evil! To smash the darkness of fear! The Daybreak Detective, Deka Break!"
---> alternately, '''[[color:silver:Break]]''': "Six, it's good to be invincible!"
--> '''All''': "S.P.D.! [all announce their names one by one]! Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger!"
--> '''[[color:black:Master]]''': "Cutting down hundreds of evildoers! Hell's Police Guard Dog, Deka Master!"
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: Significantly averted this season; instead of growing to giant size, nearly every MonsterOfTheWeek pilots his/her own HumongousMecha. Only a small number of them can grow on their own. One does grow with the aid of Abrella's bats however.
* MechaMooks: The Anaroids
** EliteMooks: The blue Batsuroids and orange Igaroids.
* TheMovie: ''Dekaranger the Movie: Full Blast Action''
* PassingTheTorch: Dekaranger begins this yearly tradition at the end of the show.
* TheNarrator: He's there, explaining all the quirks in the show (Sen's thinking pose, Jasmine's powers, the transformation sequences) ''[[OnceAnEpisode every single episode]]''.
** Self-parodied in episode 17: "Umeko is ''not'' an [=ESPer=]".
* SuperMode: SWAT Mode. Later, [=DekaRed=]'s Battlizer in ''Magiranger vs. Dekaranger''.
* TransformationTrinket
** SPD Arms
*** SP License: Ban, Hoji, Sen-chan, Jasmine and Umeko.
*** Master License: Doggie
*** Swan License: Swan-san
*** [=MariGold=] License: Mari
** Tetsu and Lisa: [=BraceThrottle=][[note]]These are also their {{Weapon Of Choice}}s[[/note]]
* TwoGirlsToATeam: A triumphant return of this tradition after a whopping '''six years''' of just one heroine per team. In addition to the two main girls (Yellow and Pink, the eighth time this combination was used), the series also had three guest heroines (Swan, Bright and Gold) for a total of five female rangers, enough to match the amount of male rangers.
* WeaponOfChoice
** BifurcatedWeapon: Each of the main five's sidearms can combine with each other to form a [[{{Handguns}} gun weapon]].
*** Ban: [[GunsAkimbo D-Magnum 01 & 02]] = Hybrid Magnum.
*** Hoji and Sen-chan: [[CarryABigStick D-Rod]] + [[PowerFist D-Knuckle]] = Hoji's D-Sniper and Sen-chan's D-Blaster.
*** Jasmine and Umeko: [[CarryABigStick D-Stick]] + [[PowerFist D-Knuckle]] = D-Shot.
** {{BFG}}: Murphy as the D-Bazooka.
** Tetsu and Lisa: [[SuperWristGadget Brace]][[PowerFist Throttle]][[note]]These are also their {{Transformation Trinket}}s[[/note]]
** Doggie: [[KatanasAreJustBetter D-Sword Vega]]
** Swan-San: BareFistedMonk
** Marie: [[GunsAkimbo D-Smasher 01 & 02]]
** Dekaranger SWAT Mode: [[HandCannon D-Revolver]]

!!Tropes specific to Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger:

* {{Badass}} - Doggie Kruger
* BadassBiker - Hoji is the only guy with a bike... until Tetsu arrives, then they share the position.
** The ''Dekaranger Robo'' is also one (again, after Tetsu arrives, since Tetsu's mecha ''is a bike'').
* BareHandedBladeBlock - In one episode, their robot does this to a giant mook.
* BaseOnWheels - Dekabaserobo.
* BewareTheNiceOnes - The eccentric Sen-chan is usually very nice but cross him and you'll be in a world of pain.
* BigBad - Agent Abrella. He's a unique one compared to other major super sentai villains. He does not have any authority or control of the MonsterOfTheWeek but instead provides support for their plans.
* BittersweetEnding: Averted [[DisneyDeath at the last moment]].
* BlackMarket - This is what the BigBad of the series deals in.
* BottomlessMagazines: Ban's guns. Well, they'd have to be, what with his [[GunKata Juu Kun Dou fighting style]] and his TriggerHappy nature.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Change standby... Emergency! Dekaranger!" "Emergency! Deka-Break!" "Emergency! Deka-Swan!"
* CallBack - In ''[[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Magiranger]] vs. Dekaranger'', the Dekarangers stop a giant Alienizer via [[AttackPatternAlpha Formation U2]] from taking off with a building with the Ozu siblings [[spoiler:and Umeko]] inside. A similar technique was used in the first episode to stop an Alienizer from terrorizing a bus.
* CanonImmigrant - The Battlizer, which originated in ''Series/PowerRangersSPD''.
* CarFu: In ''Dekaranger vs. [[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger Abaranger]]'', the Abarangers steal an SPD squad car to chase after [[spoiler:the real villain, who is disguised as]] a crow. Ranru decides to launch the car off of a ramp to follow the crow into the air. They actually manage to fly through the air for a goodly time, too. The impossibility of this move is given a deadpan lampshade by the Dekarangers:
--> Deka Break: Is that possible?
--> Deka Blue: Impossible.
--> (''after the car falls'')
--> Deka Green: Naturally, it must come down.
* CatchPhrase - Tetsu's [[GratuitousEnglish "Nonsense!"]].
** [[ShoutOut "Kore nite, ikken]] [[GratuitousEnglish COMPLETE!"]]
** Also Jasmine's "Bye-nara!" (Good bye!). Occasionally.
** Or Hoji's [[GratuitousEnglish "Super Cool. Perfect!"]]
** No mention of Sen-Chan's occasional "There is no mystery in this world that cannot be solved!"?
* ChristmasEpisode: oddly enough, this one is spent fighting a RivalTurnedEvil of Doggie.
* ColorFailure: Sen does one when a retired officer completely forgot who he is.
* CompletelyDifferentTitle: The Korean dub refers to the show as ''Power Rangers SPD''. Not to be confused with [[Series/PowerRangersSPD the American adaptation]].
* CoolShades: To go with his CoolSword, Doggie also often sports a pair of CoolShades.
* CoolSword: Kruger's D-Sword Vega, which looks old and brittle until he opens the mouth of the dog on its hilt, revealing its true strength.
* CopShow [-[[RecycledINSPACE WITH]] {{SENTAI}}!-]
* DancingTheme: "''Midnight Dekaranger''".
* DeadlyEuphemism: "Deletion": Refers to a specific form of DeaderThanDead, in which an Alienizer is not only executed, but their remains are sterilised so that [[CloningBlues cloning]] is impossible.
* DisneyDeath: Doggie Kruger during the 3-episode finale. He gets better.
** And before that, Ban in the first part of said finale. But in a case of ShownTheirWork/TruthInTelevision, after Tetsu had "killed" him with his Hyper Electro Fist to separate Jellyfish, who had used GrandTheftMe on Ban and who would have killed him anyway if separated from him, Tetsu then used the same attack to restart Ban's heart!
* DontTryThisAtHome: In Episode 17, they tell kids not to imitate Umeko (who has just drunk sake) and that you need to be at least 20 to drink (in Japan). Becomes hilarious when you realise that UMEKO HERSELF is giving the warning!
* DrunkenBoxing: In episode 17, the MOTW used this technique, then Umeko perfected it against the MOTW.
* DynamicEntry: Hoji becomes exceptionally depressed over a mistake he made in combat in an early episode, and Ban, unable to talk him out of it, simply waits for his depression to become a complete distraction before letting loose with "[[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan SNAP OUT OF IT]]" scream and a dropkick. Not a perfect use of the trope since Ban was already there, but it was unexpected either way.
* FaceHeelTurn: One episode features a former SPD officer who became a hitman.
* {{Fainting}}: If Jasmine uses to much of her power, she faints as a result.
** Might verge on FaintingSeer.
* FairCop: This series are generous to both genders.
* FightClubbing: Hoji investigates one of these.
* FoeTossingCharge: Happened during one battle when the rangers activated their S.W.A.T. power-up. The ran down the field with their blasters on full auto, cutting down mooks like chaff.
* GratuitousEnglish: The titles are all in katakana[[note]]Katakana is the Japanese syllabic alphabet ''solely'' for foreign pronunciations[[/note]]
** "''Paafekuto!''"[[note]]"Perfect!"[[/note]], "''Supaa Kuuru.''"[[note]]"Super cool."[[/note]], "''Anbiribeburu!''"[[note]]"Unbelievable!"[[/note]] and "''O mai goddo!''"[[note]]"Oh my god!"[[/note]]; that's just from Hoji.
** And Tetsu's "''Nonsense!''".
** [[CatchPhrase "Kore nite, ikken COMPLETE!"]]
* GunKata: Ban's Juu Kun Do, "The Way of the Gun".
** With plenty of UnnecessaryCombatRoll and LeapAndFire action. And BottomlessMagazines, to supplement his TriggerHappy nature.
* HeirToTheDojo: Doggie apparently is one.
* HumanAliens: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]]: most aliens living on Earth have human forms they can use to better interact with humans, even though there's apparently no real attempt at a {{Masquerade}}. Some of them naturally look like humans [[RubberForeheadAliens with some modifications]], like the females of the Zamaza race, who look perfectly human apart from having small horns above the ears.
* HumanoidAliens: With only a few exceptions, all the aliens the Dekarangers interact with are humanoid in shape.
* {{Hotblooded}} - Actually all of them but Ban does it in spades.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Boss' sword skills.
* JudgeJuryAndExecutioner: Averted on a technicality. The Dekarangers don't judge the Alienizers themselves, but a special mode on their [[TransformationTrinket Licenses]] sends all known evidence and [[LieDetector current bioreadings]] to "the highest court in the galaxy", which somehow returns a verdict in seconds that the Rangers then carry out.
* LegCannon: The Dekaranger-Robo's left leg is formed by Deka Blue's machine, whose main weapon is the Gyro Vulcan, a Gatling gun.
* LethalJokeCharacter: The Moth-Gal in #30, a {{Gonk}} and token unruly detainee who's a {{Technopath}} that essentially ''disables the Dekabase'' during her escape.
* LimitedWardrobe: Justified because they are officers and therefore wear uniforms. Strangely averted occasionally by Doggie who wears various clothing in his flashbacks (though mostly show [[ShirtlessScene his bare body]]).
* LovelyAngels: Jasmine and Umeko's Twin Cam Angels.
* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: Subverted in the non-massive crossover movie, ''Dekaranger vs. Abaranger'', when [[Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger Hurricane Red]] shows up in the middle of a heated battle- but it turns out to be the villain in disguise.
* MythologyGag: The [[EliteMook Igaroids and Batsuroids]] use weapons that are recolored Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger weapons.
** Also, the various HumongousMecha are references to Series/RescueSentaiGoGoFive mecha: Dekarangerrobo = Victory Robo; Dekabaserobo = Grand Liner; Dekabikerobo = Linerboy; Super Dekarangerrobo = Max Victory Robo; Dekawingrobo = Victory Mars
** The SWAT mode firearms are recolored versions of [[Series/TokkyuuShireiSolbrain Solbrain]]'s main weapon.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: How about Doggie Kruger's nickname, Jigoku no Ban-Ken?[[note]]Hell's Guard-Dog[[/note]]
* TheNapoleon: How many times has Umeko declared herself leader again?
* NeverSayDie: They don't kill the Alienizers they get permission to finish off. They [[InsistentTerminology delete]] them instead.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: In ''Dekaranger vs Abaranger'', the bad guys gain the ability to resurrect several past [=MOTWs=] with the intention of resurrectingt the BigBad of Abaranger, [[ExactWords the strongest one in the netherworld]]. Which is precisely the reason why they get [[spoiler:[=AbareKiller=] instead.]]
* TheNicknamer: Jasmine tends to do this with all the [=MotWs=], including the blatant repaints.
* NinjaPirateRobotZombie: Doggy Kruger, who is a humanoid dog police chief swordfighter.
* OfficialCouple: Implied with [[spoiler: Sen and Umeko. Also with Ban and Mari]]
* [[OffhandBackhand Offhand Backhand:]] Jasmine and Umeko in episode 42.
* OnceAnEpisode: 'I'm not your partner!'
** The last episode has an inversion of roles with Hoji calling Ban partner and Ban (jokingly) putting him down.
*** In the crossover with Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Ban calls Kai (Magi Red) his partner. Needless to say, Hoji gets jealous.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The Dekarangers, most of the time.
* PettingZooPeople
** Boss
** Also Numa O, the birdman in charge of the entire SpacePolice, an {{Expy}} of the birdmen who ran the Space Sheriff organization in the early ''Franchise/MetalHeroes'' shows.
* PowerUpLetdown: Out of universe, some fans were upset when the long-teased Fire Mode turned out to be the ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' Battlizer ([[FanNickname referred to by some]] as the "Jack Strap").
* PuttingOnMyThinkingCap: Sen's handstand thinking pose.
** Ban tries to do this once. It didn't work. The narrator lampshades this by asking the audience if it will work.
* [[DoubleStandardRapeMaleOnMale Rape Is Funny When It Is Hermaphrodite On Male]]: The Alienizer in #45 clearly wants to mate with [[spoiler:Tetsu]], not only kiss. It is even remarked that his species tries harder if resisted. When the Dekarangers still thought a female team member was targeted, they were concerned, but with a male team member they are amused and don't help him.
* RedOniBlueOni: Ban and Hoji. Also, Umeko and Jasmine, to a lesser extent.
* RunningGag - Umeko declaring that she's the leader.
** This doubles as a CallBack, ShoutOut, and/or TakeThat to ''Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger'', the previous Super Sentai police team, in which [=TimePink=] actually ''was'' the leader.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections - The criminal who used the trope was a son of a very rich father. He thought it permitted him to murder people as part of a game. Sen didn't really care though and gave the guy his just reward.
* SempaiKohai: Tetsu considers the Earth Division rangers (especially Ban) as his sempai.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: In the Magiranger VS Dekaranger special. When Miyuki Ozu, the mother of the five main rangers in Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger, asks them to guard the Flower of Heaven for her, she says that they're the happiest couple she knows. Both Doggie and Swan deny that statement, but most fans know otherwise.
** It's obvious they like each other, in episode 36, it looked like Swan was about to kiss Doggie, but she just gave him the award she got. Also, in Episode 45, when the possibility of Swan having a secret admirer (who could be a criminal) was raised, Doggie looked a little upset and quickly said no when Swan offered to be bait to catch said admirer. Later we see Tetsu [[CrossDresser disguised as Swan]] trying to lure out the admirer, and Doggie seems really angry by the sound of his voice (jealous much?). Turns out, the admirer liked Tetsu and his race pretty much falls in love with AnythingThatMoves. Doggie sighs in relief that no one was after Swan.
* ShipTease: Doggie X Swan, and a few others.
* ShirtlessScene: This show seems to like Doggie without his upper uniform.
* ShoutOut: ''Dekaranger'' is best described as head writer Naruhisa Arakawa's year-long love letter to pop culture. Here's a small handful of the Shout Outs:
** The entire concept of the series, the "Tokusou" in the name, the narrator who repeats the same description every single episode (and was once self-parodied in the show), and the birdman in charge of the organization are all references to ''Franchise/MetalHeroes'', especially the ''Space Sheriff'' shows.
** One episode had the team investigating a FightClubbing ring run by an alien named "[[Film/FightClub Durden of Planet Tyler]]".
** Another episode had a MonsterOfTheWeek named "[[ChristopherLee Pherlee of Planet Christo]]".
** At the end of every episode, after vanquishing each MonsterOfTheWeek, one character delivers a line that's only one word off from a CatchPhrase in an old JidaiGeki show that was used the same way.
*** One episode has the [=DekarangerRobo=] stopping an incoming missile by invoking the BarehandedBladeBlock (complete with JidaiGeki terminology).
** ShoutOutThemeNaming: All of the main characters' surnames are puns on the given names of mystery novel authors:
*** Banban '''Akaza''' comes from '''[[Creator/AgathaChristie Agatha]]''' Christie.
*** Houji '''Tomasu''' comes from '''Thomas''' Harris.
*** Sen'ichi '''Enari''' comes from '''Ellery''' Queen.
*** Marika '''Reimon''' comes from '''[[Creator/RaymondChandler Raymond]]''' Chandler.
*** Koume '''Kodou''' comes from '''Kodou''' Nomura.
*** Tekkan '''Aira''' comes from '''Ira''' Levin.
** Robotic TeamPet Murphy is named after ''Franchise/RoboCop'''s Alex Murphy.
*** Dekaranger Robo also has the original Murphy's spin-and-holster move. Although said holster's location in the lower leg seems to be a ''{{Patlabor}}'' reference.
** The girls' weapons include small bombs resembling a washer or a pierced coin--called "Zeni Bombs" in reference to the original Japanese supercop, ZenigataHeiji, and his throwing coins.
** One episode was a full-episode homage to John Woo.
** An early villain who wanted to kill Doggie was called [[{{Benji}} Ben G]].
** That one song Umeko sang in the first episode? It was taught to children by [[Series/ChikyuuSentaiFiveman Remi Hoshikawa/Five Yellow]].
** The episode mentioned in FightClubbing is basically when Hoji homages ''RockyBalboa''.
** When the team is first introduced to their SWAT SuperMode, Jasmine quips, "Here with a SWAT. Solving problems with a SWAT," a refrence to ''Series/KaiketsuZubat'''s catchphrase.
** As mentioned below, the ThemeNaming for [[DetectiveConan the Algolians.]]
** Umeko (Pink) accidentally smacking Jasmine's (Yellow) face with ice cream is taken straight from a similar case in ''Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger'', where Miku (Pink) did the same to Chisato (Yellow)
* SpacePolice
* StarFishAliens: Do not appear much, since most of the aliens in the show are humanoid, but examples are [[http://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/dekaren/jadge/index01.html Lovelians]], who look like tree/lobster thingies with long arms and one leg, and Pyrians, which are sentient flames.
* StrappedToABomb: This happens to Swan in an episode. When the episode was adapted for ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'', the same thing happened to Kat (Swan's counterpart), only now it was some sort of device that would [[{{Bowdlerise}} scramble her DNA]] or something.
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: The announcer whenever a Deka Machine is sent out, although the inflections can sound off at times.
* ThemeNaming
** The main Dekarangers are all named after kinds of tea: Bancha (common green tea), Hojicha (charcoal-roasted tea), Sencha (high-quality, un-ground green tea), jasmine tea, Umecha (tea with dried plum).
** The aliens from Algol in TheMovie. Since Algol sounds like "alcohol", the writer decided to name them all after different kinds of liquor: Whinsky, Giin, Brandyl, and Volka (whisky, gin, brandy, and vodka). In the third movie, their remaining brother, Barbon (bourbon), appears.
*** And that in itself is ''[[DetectiveConan yet another shout-out]]''.
** Shiratori Swan: Her surname "Shiratori" literally means "white bird". Those kanji are usually read "haku-chō", which also literally means "white bird" but the name of a ''specific'' bird. Three guesses which one; first two don't count. [[spoiler:Pin-Pon! It's her given name: Swan.]] (This must be a double or triple PunnyName, as well.)
** The four Deka Vehicles are named after different dog breeds: Machine Bull(dog), Machine Doberman, Machine Husky and Machine Boxer.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Jasmine and Umeko.
* TriggerHappy: Ban, of course, since his fighting style is [[GunKata Jun Kuu Dou]].
* UseYourHead: Jasmine's Deka-Machine has a reinforced cockpit, used for (as she puts it) "'DON' to itte miyou! ''DON''!"[[note]]Literally, "Let's give it a 'DON' and see how it goes!"[[/note]] Usually, it doesn't do much, and she gets knocked for a loop.
** Umeko also does this using the ''Dekaranger-Robo'' in Episode 12. It was extra funny because she actually leaned forward in her command chair and got right up in the camera's face to deliver it. Though her face was hidden by her visor, you could tell she was ''pissed''.
* ViewersAreMorons: Has to constantly remind us of Sen's thinking stance, or that Jasmine is a ESPer. They think we have memories of goldfish.
* VillainousBreakdown: Normally Agent Abrella is a calculating opportunistic arms-merchant, setting up wars so his business will flourish. In the series, he mostly stayed behind the scenes and sold Mooks and HumongousMecha to the VillainOfTheWeek. But when the Dekarangers foiled his plans just too many times,[[spoiler:he starts direct attack on the Dekabase, killing the hundreds of employee's working there.]], thus turning from a cold-hearted merchant into a bloodthirsty murderer.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Tetsu becomes this whenever he has to go undercover for a mission. It ends up getting him into trouble with a lovestruck alien criminal both times. He even does it in the Magiranger CrossOver movie, alongside Hikaru/Magishine.
** Although not when he's undercover in ''Boukenger vs. Super Sentai.''
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