* AngstWhatAngst: None of the Zyurangers seem to care at all that the dinosaurs have been wiped out and their friends and family are all dead.
* BadassDecay: Averted with Burai. Despite being benched until the last minute in fights, he still manages to be awesome.
* BrokenBase: Between those who thinks Zyuranger on its own is awesome, links with ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' notwithstanding, and those who think that the series qualities decrease because they are going to see a lot of helpless little kids considered TheScrappy series-wide because [[ChildHater Bandora]] specifically targets them.
* BizarroEpisode[=/=]BigLippedAlligatorMoment: At one point Dan and Mei turned into punks, and they suddenly attended gambling joints and assaulted mafias, ''actually killing them''. When they returned to normal Dan and Mei felt [[AngstWhatAngst more embarassed about it than anything else]]. Then they get chased by some punks they had harassed earlier, who want to work for them. Then the episode ends, and it's never brought up again.
* EarWorm:
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k308dg1Cynk The opening theme]].
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHnAfCFRuFQ Bandora's]] VillainSong.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Burai. He's one of the most memorable aspects of the show, and all Sixth Rangers to appear later in the franchise owe their existences to how much the fans loved him.
** It's the same deal with [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers his American counterpart]].
** Exemplified with the Zyuranger SHFiguarts release - while typical Sentai Sixth Rangers are either Web Exclusives or are released after the Reds, Dragonranger was released at retail [[CueTheFlyingPigs before Tyrannoranger]].
** Appearance-wise Daizyuzin gets hit with this, to the point of being the first ever Sentai Robo to get a Soul of Chogokin treatment, mainly due to [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers its [=MMPR=] counterpart]] [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff being the most memorable of the Megazords]].
* EvilIsCool: Burai, pre-HeelFaceTurn.
* EvilIsSexy: Lamie - played straight when in her normal form, but subverted when enlarged by Bandora at which moment she becomes an ugly monster, making Ami Kawai (the actress playing as her) feel pretty embarrassed whenever that happens.
* [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Americans love Zyuranger]]: See SoOkayItsAverage below. Despite being considered as such in Japan, it has a cult following in America, due to being the series that helped spawned ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', giving ''Zyuranger'' [[FirstInstallmentWins pseudo-First Installment Wins]] status. It's no accident that the American DVD releases by Shout Factory started with ''Zyuranger''.
* HarsherInHindsight: At the beginning of episode 6, Geki gets transported to a strange land by Guardian Beast Tyrannosaurus, and sees the toppled Tokyo Tower. Tokyo was badly rocked by an earthquake/tsunami many years later.
* HilariousInHindsight: The first closing theme was deliberately Latino-styled, almost like a foreshadowing of the also dinosaur-themed ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' which had a heavy Latino-style to it.
** Eleven years later, in [[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger another dinosaur-themed Sentai]], a scenario where a [[EnsembleDarkhorse fan-favorite]] evil Sixth Ranger who wields a dagger as his WeaponOfChoice and pilots a [[DinosaursAreDragons dragon]] mech who later [[HeelFaceTurn turns good]] (but [[RedemptionEqualsDeath didn't live long enough]]) repeats again.
** Some fans have remarked that Mei's schoolgirl disguise made her resemble Usagi from ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'', a later Toei production.
*** Speaking of ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'', the Golem costumes here were later reused for that show.
** The character ''Boi'' would [[ShesAManInJapan be replaced by a girl]] in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''.
** The first closing theme contains the line "Earth is round and blue. That's something everyone knows" long before the recent reemergence of the [[FlatWorld flat Earth]] believers into popular consciousness.
* HypeBacklash: As time went on more people started coming out to reveal they don't actually like the series, while it is still looked at favorably it isn't looked as good as it used to be.
* ItWasHisSled: The final fate of the Dragon Ranger is probably the most commonly pointed out difference between ''Zyuranger'' and its American counterpart.
* JerkassWoobie: [[spoiler:It's hard not to feel bad for Bandora when her backstory is revealed near the end of the series. Kai brought his death upon himself but Bandora is still a grieving mother lashing out at the world in anger. Then Great Satan revives Kai and Bandora is so overjoyed she tries repeatedly to hold him in her arms, only for Kai to slip away, taunt her for thinking they can still be happy together, and even declare that he's no longer her son. Bandora only gets to hold him again when he's dying a second time.]]
* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt: [[spoiler:[[KilledOffForReal Kill Burai for real.]] Oh yes, they would.]]
* {{Moe}}: Mei. Super cute face provided by Reiko Chiba? Check. [[CuteButCacophonic High pitched voice]]? Check. Innocence? Aplenty, so check. Bonus points for being BadassAdorable.
* {{Narm}}: So, so much. It doesn’t help (or rather, ''[[SoBadItsGood does]]'' help) that ''bandora'' is Arabic for ‘tomato’, and Witch Bandora’s VillainSong is clearly influenced by Arabic music (she even does a little shoulder shake!).
** NarmCharm: Considering how big a cult classic it is [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff in America]] (enough to the point where it got an American DVD release), the series' [[SpecialEffectsFailure low budget scale]] and all other {{Narm}}-ish qualities are more than likely seen past due to its more epic storyline than [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers its American counterpart]].
* NewerThanTheyThink: The tradition of having all the Sentai titles end with the suffix "-ranger" actually began here. The only shows prior to ''Zyuranger'' to have the word "-ranger" were ''Goranger'' and ''Turboranger'' (and even then, the former actually used "[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Gorenger]]" on the show). In fact, 9 of the 15 shows prior to ''Zyuranger'' actually ended with suffix "-man" (starting from ''Denziman'' and all the way to ''Jetman'').
* PlotTumor: Burai's subplot ended up taking a lot of screentime, particularly towards the end. Since we're talking about [[EnsembleDarkhorse Burai]], [[TropesAreTools no one's complaining]].
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The ''Zyuranger'' game for the Famicom had some weird ideas on how to adapt its source material. For example, one segment involves Daizyuzin facing off against Dragon Caesar in a deadly match of table ping pong.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Episode 39's child of the week is Shin Nagahama, 22 years before he became [[Series/ResshaSentaiToQger Akira Nijino]].
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: [[spoiler:Burai's death]] was supposed to show that sometimes the heroes can die in battle.
* SoOkayItsAverage: The show isn't bad, but it's not a fan favourite. The general consensus is that Burai is great, and that's it.
** It ''does'' have a strong cult following in America, [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers for obvious reasons]]. Grown-Ups In Spandex's fansub release also helped in this regard.
* SpecialEffectFailure: Happens from time to time, due to having a lower budget than the previous series.
** One notable instance is that even without pausing at the closeups of the stored Dino Bucklers, it's clear that the elaborate backsides are merely stickers, hence the toys. It's why, in their later appearance in the [[Film/ZyudenSentaiKyoryugerVsGobusters crossover movie]] with ''Kyoryuger'' and ''Abaranger'', the Dino Bucklers' props were actually the Legacy Power Morpher toys, albeit relabeled with the appropriate show label on the front, where the backs' designs were molded in and painted.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The first segment of the full opening theme (which isn't played on the TV version, curiously enough) rips off various notes from the original ''Film/{{Total Recall|1990}}'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsUZ1aIp4OE theme]].
** This makes a lot of sense when you learn that the arrangements of the opening and ending themes were done by Kenji Yamamoto, whose serial plagiarism got him fired from his role as composer for ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' and got his soundtrack for the ''VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokai'' games replaced in the HD rerelease.
* ToughActToFollow: Part of the reason why the season was considered SoOkayItsAverage by Japanese viewers was because it was the first Sentai season to come out after ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman'', which is considered one of, if not the, greatest seasons in the franchise.
* TooCoolToLive: [[spoiler:Burai. To the point where fans ''tried to start a letter writing campaign to bring him back''. It didn't work.]]
* UnfortunateCharacterDesign: While her human adult and knight designs may not look so bad, in the west, Clotho's child form got the nickname of [[UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan the littlest Klansman]].
* WhatAnIdiot: Dora Sphinx, who fell for the Zyurangers tricking him into revealing that the snake head on his crown was his weak spot.
* TheWoobie: [[spoiler:Again, Burai. Even long after his HeelFaceTurn, it is revealed that he was killed by natural disaster while suspended in animation and given only a temporary extra life by Clotho under Daizyujin's orders. And if that isn't depressing enough, we soon learn that, for unknown reasons, he could not be revived after dying a second time, despite his efforts to stay alive while using up the remainder of his life outside the Lapseless Room where he could remain alive, only to have it destroyed by Bandora. Burai could easily have the most tragic life in the entire Super Sentai franchise. However, even if Burai is pretty justified for angsting about that, he instead takes the path of IronWoobie, he'll use his short time to help Geki when he can, and when he's nearly dying for real, he uses his time to befriend and protect a similarly dying boy even at cost of his... limited time.]]
** By extension, this would make [[spoiler:Geki]] one as well.

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