[[folder: The Dairangers]]

!!'''[[color:red:Ryō/Ryu Ranger]]''' | [-Actor: Keiichi Wada-]
* {{Dual|Wielding}} [[CoolSword Swords]]: Sekiryu Soryūken[[note]]''Twin Dragon Swords''[[/note]]
* InstantExpert: After his first henshin, Ryō is suddenly this when it comes to chi power and fighting.
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: He's the son of the legendary Choryu, and thus a descendant of the Dai tribe. His [=KiDenJuu=], [=RyuSeiOh=], can also face off and beat enlarged Gorma Monsters; in fact, he's the first SuperSentai warrior to have his own TransformingMecha.
%%* TheLeader: ZeroContextExample
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:He's the son of Iron-Face Choryu, who's first introduced as a servant of the Gorma Monster Archbishop Saw.]]
* MotionCaptureMecha: Ryuseioh
* PlayingWithFire: One of the two elements he can control through Red Dragon-Fist.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: ''Ryusei Senkō''[[note]]Meteor Flash[[/note]]
* RookieRedRanger: He was one of the last Dairangers to join. Subverted with InstantExpert.
* ShirtlessScene: Occasionally goes into this, and when he does, [[MrFanservice boy is he ripped.]]
* ShockAndAwe: The other elemental power he can use via Red Dragon-Fist.
* SignatureMove: ''Inazuma Enjoha''[[note]]Lightning Blaze Destruction[[/note]]
%%* TrainingFromHell: ZeroContextExample

!!'''[[color:green:Daigo/Shishi Ranger]]''' | [-Actor: Tatsuya Nōmi-]
* FingerlessGloves: Seems to wear them whenever he's not working.
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: In contrast with his hot-bloodedness, Daigo's the most likely of the heroes to meditate his way to awesome on his own.
* GroinAttack: Uses one rather blatantly early on.
* HotBlooded: In a loose cannon sort of way. This is a guy who gets sucked up by a Gohma and then ''punches his way out''. When he gets angry, expect awesomeness to follow.
* [[spoiler:LargeHam: Old!Daigo seems to run on this.]]
%%* TheLancer: ZeroContextExample
* MasterOfIllusion: Has created illusionary doors, tanks, cops, Yamanote-sen[[note]]a notable train loop in Tokyo[[/note]] trains, ''Kujaku on a tricycle''... And they all ''hurt''.
* MundaneUtility: He once used Ki to flip out his Aura Changer, rather than pull it out himself.
* RealMenWearPink: In contrast to all the tropes mentioned in this section such as HotBlooded and UnstoppableRage, put Daigo in front of children or animals and watch him turn into the kindest man with the most ridiculous faces you will have ever met.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive Guy to Shōji's Manly Man
* SignatureMove: ''Kirigakure''[[note]]Mist Hiding[[/note]]
* SimpleStaff: Shishi Konbō[[note]]''Lion Staff''[[/note]]
* TheStoic: Especially in early episodes.
* UnstoppableRage: Daigo runs on this, especially in episodes featuring him.
%%* WhatTheHellHero: ZeroContextExample

!!'''[[color:blue:Shōji/Tenma Ranger]]''' | [-Actor: Ei Hamura-]
* BoisterousBruiser: Is fun-loving and rather loud and HotBlooded to go with.
* TheBigGuy: He can use his gravity abilities to increase his strength or speed, greatly increasing his fighting prowess.
* CatchPhrase: Shouji has a knack of saying "This ain't funny!" when things didn't go as he expected.
* [[{{Delinquents}} Delinquent]]: Formerly. (This characterization was helped by the actor also being one in his youth.)
* FightingWithChucks: Tenma Nunchakus[[note]]''Pegasus Nunchakus''[[/note]]
* GravityMaster: Through the use of Pegasus-Fist, he can maneuver objects and opponents in a manner similar to telekinesis. He can also utilize his techniques to increase his own speed and agility.
* HairTriggerTemper: Shouji is the most likely to fly off the handle with rage.
* LargeHam: [[spoiler:Old!Shōji is losing his hearing and a bad hip, but mostly suffers from this.]]
* PluckyComicRelief
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly Man to Daigo's Sensitive Guy.
* SignatureMove: ''Juryoku Gyakutenha''[[note]]Gravity Inversion Destruction[[/note]]

!!'''[[color:gold:Kazu/Kirin Ranger]]''' | [-Actor: Keisuke Tsuchiya-]
* CampStraight: A beautician who works in salon. Totally not gay.[[note]]Metrosexuality didn't yet exist as a concept in the early nineties.[[/note]]
* DrunkenBoxing: And has the most difficult pose as a result.[[note]]It requires a drunken 'stretch' that becomes a spin into a low crouch.[[/note]]
* EpicFlail: Kirin Ku-setsu Ben[[note]]''Qilin 9-Part Whip''[[/note]]
%%* TheHeart: ZeroContextExample
* SharpDressedMan: Uncommonly for a ''Sentai'' hero, Kazu usually wears a three-piece suit.
* SignatureMove: ''Jikan Gaeshi''[[note]]Time Reversal[[/note]]
* TimeMaster: He can rewind time as he sees fit, although he doesn't use it much.

!!'''[[color:fuchsia:Rin/Hōō Ranger]]''' | [-Actress: Natsuki Takahashi-]
* BladeOnAStick: Yari Hōō[[note]]''Spear Phoenix''[[/note]]
* BlowYouAway: Which she can do untransformed as well.
* ButNotTooForeign: It's been rumored that the actress playing Lin is part Japanese and part American.
%%* TheChick
* ChineseGirl: She came from China, disguised as a transfer student.
* ShipTease: With Ryō. The WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue hints that [[spoiler:[[WifeHusbandry Rin might have married Ko or had a relationship with him]]]].
* SignatureMove: ''Ichimonji Tatsumaki''[[note]]Straight Line Tornado[[/note]]
%%* TheSmartGuy: ZeroContextExample
%%* TheSmurfettePrinciple
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Lin or Rin? You would think it would be "Lin", seeing how she's Chinese, but in the episode where she became a pop-star, it was spelled "Rin".

!!'''[[color:gray:Kō/Kiba Ranger]]''' | [-Actor: Hisashi Sakai-]
%%* BrattyHalfPint
* DirtyKid: One of his favorite hobbies: grope Rin's breasts. Alternatively, [[PantyShot flip her skirt]].
%%* DualAgeModes
* KidAppealCharacter: Figuratively ''and'' granted.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:He's the son of Shadam.]]
* MakeMeWannaShout: His SuperNaturalMartialArts powers are sound based. This mostly manifests in him summoning an illusion of something particularly loud, such as a musician using cymbals.
* NamedWeapons: Kō calls the Byakkoshinken "Byakko-chan" (referencing ''Manga/HimitsuNoAkkoChan'').
* OlderAlterEgo: Gains the physique of an adult when he transforms, but his voice remains unchanged.
* SecretIdentity: The other Dairangers don't know Kiba Ranger's identity for some time, with some help from Byakko-chan.
* ShipTease: See Lin's entry.
* SignatureMove: ''Koshinsei Midare Yamabiko''[[note]]Howling New Star Scattered Echo[[/note]]
%%* SixthRanger
* [[TalkingWeapon Talking]] [[CoolSword Sword]]: Byakkoshinken[[note]]''White-Tiger Blade''[[/note]]
** Because of Kou's age, he spoke for him as Kiba Ranger early on, until his cover gets blown.
%%* TagalongKid
* TransformingMecha: The Wong Tiger.


[[folder: Gorma Tribe]]

!!Colonel Shadam
* AintTooProudToBeg: [[spoiler:Pleads desperately for Ryo to help him as he crumbles away.]]
* DomesticAbuse: He punches Akomaru into a chair and knocks him to the floor. Akomaru bleeds.
* DragonInChief: As the true BigBad of the story, Gorma Emperor XV is an insane ManChild who rather spends his time playing games, Shadam is the one leading the actual fight against the Dairangers. [[spoiler:He becomes the BigBad when he kills Emperor Gorma XV.]]
* TheHeavy: Shadam appears as the main threat in almost every episode, while Emperor Gorma XV only makes a few appearances and isn't even a direct threat.
* TooManyBelts: His design could make Creator/TetsuyaNomura proud.
* LukeIAmYourFather: He is [[spoiler:Ko's father, but Ko himself never gets to find this out]].
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:After Gorma XV dies, Shadam steals his powers and becomes Emperor Gorma XVI.]]
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Kills the Emperor to become the BigBad himself]].
* ThisCannotBe: [[spoiler:Yes, Shadam, you're also a clay doll.]]
* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Proclaims that the Dairangers have been fighting clay dolls (Zydos and Gara) all along, without realizing that he's one, too.]]
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: [[spoiler:After taking the Earth Ground Shaking Jewel for himself and becoming Emperor, he becomes a great deal more unstable.]]

!!Lieutenant Colonel Gara
Once Kujaku's childhood friend that got a scar in exchange for saving her life from many years ago. Thinking that Kujaku had betrayed her, she joined Gorma and trapped Kujaku in a Mirror Make-up Artist. [[spoiler:She's revealed to have died long ago in a battle after she joined Gorma and became an angel in heaven.]]
%%* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: The real Gara actually died before the start of the series. The one seen during the majority of the show is an animated clay construct.]]
%%* DarkChick
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:Unlike the [[AintTooProudToBeg other main villains]], she dies staying as upright as she can while proclaiming her eternal hatred for Kujaku and allegiance to Gorma and Shadam.]]
* {{Forgiveness}}: [[spoiler:While it's true that the real Gara died many years ago and the current one is a copy, the fact that she didn't try to communicate with Kujaku still makes this trope play out.]]
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: [[spoiler:Kujaku and the ''real'' Gara have no qualms about wiping her out. Daigo and Rin, on the other hand, seem sympathetic toward her in the end.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Attempts to kill her own Gorma kaijin that trapped Kujaku and Daigo to prevent them from escaping.

!!Major Zydos

* AintTooProudToBeg: [[spoiler:Asks for someone to help him as he's dying.]]
* BookDumb: Gorma Emperor XV asks why it's taking so long for them to conquer one tiny island. Zydos has no idea what he's talking about.
* TheBrute: While he does fit the personality and rank of this trope to a T, he also subverts it, by coming up with several clever plans on his own. Said plans often involve manipulating people's emotions. The only problem is that he always seems to underestimate people he is trying to manipulate.
* TheCorrupter: [[spoiler:Gave Jin the means to become a devil Gorma boxer.]]
* LargeHam: Whenever Zydos opens his mouth, you can almost certainly expect him to ham it up.
* PleaseKeepYourHatOn: [[spoiler:He's got ''little volcanoes'' on his head!]]
%%* PsychoForHire

!!Emperor Gorma XV

The childish and mentally unstable leader of the Gorma Tribe. He generally keeps to the background, as he rather plays games with his court than actively command the fight against the Dairangers.
* ActuallyADoombot: [[spoiler:He actually is an artificial living clay construct secretly created by Shadam after the real emperor died 6000 years ago. He was to be used by Shadam in a complicated scheme to become emperor himself.]]
* CloudCuckoolander: Obviously has no realistic vision of the world and treats everything like a childish game. [[spoiler: Even when a gigantic Dragon God threatens to blow up earth if the Gorma and Dairanger keep fighting, the Emperor doesn't take the much needed ceasefire seriously, and continues his attack, thinking the Dragon won't notice it. Much like a child thinks he can do naughty stuff if his parents look the other way.]]
* OrcusOnHisThrone: He doesn't really do much of anything aside from playing games (although [[spoiler:he did bring Akomaru [[BackFromTheDead back from Hell]]]]).
* PsychopathicManChild: He generally acts like a child in an adult body during all of his appearances, but his subordinates take him really seriously when addressing him, as he tends to be able to really hurt you when disappointing him.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Claiming the Earth Ground Shaking Jewel and becoming Emperor seems to induce this. [[spoiler:As demonstrated by Shadam.]]

!!General Tenpou
* {{Jerkass}}: Humiliates Shadam to the point that Shadam becomes a *ButtMonkey* to the Gorma Palace attendants.

General Shadam's [[spoiler:first]] son and one of the Gorma Generals. He was killed by a falling rock [[spoiler:and resurrected by the emperor.]] He's later [[spoiler:revealed to be Kō's older twin brother.]]
* [[BrotherSisterIncest Brother Brother Incest]]: Not that serious, but Akomaru says to Kou [[spoiler:"did you like holding my hand back then Kibaranger?"]]
* EnemyCivilWar: Seems to have this with his father Shadam.
* EnfanteTerrible: And ''how''. Most of this is likely attributed to his father Shadam's mistreatment of him.
* {{Jerkass}}: His final plan was to blackmail Ko to join the Gorma with his mother's life. When he did not comply he blew her away so Ko could never find her again and slightly rubs it in his face before [[spoiler:he dies the first time]]
* KnightOfCerebus: His plans are much more ruthless than any of the earlier Gorma with his focus on causing Kou pain. Shadam also starts to show just how depraved he is whenever Akomaru.
* MissingMom: Subverted. [[spoiler:She was captured and held by Gorma the entire time. He used her as hostage in fact]]
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:In one episode we see Ko befriend a new girl attending his school who has an abusive mother. She pinches her, makes her buy dinner on her own, and shows disregard for her kidnapping when Ko caught her playing tennis leisurely - she outright makes a commentary that "mothers like her exist". Sounds over-the-top and forced right? That's correct because both mother and Ko's friend were the Ring Priestess and Akomaru in disguise. It was all a plot to get Ko to despise his mother and become a Gorma from his hatred.]]
* RoyalBrat: Got to have a high position in Gorma due to General Tenpou raising him [[spoiler:after Shadam abandoned him]]. While [[spoiler:Shadam's abusive treatment warrants understanding for Akomaru's temper he still gets annoying with how he constantly eggs his father to the point he dares him to hurt him. Also he cuts Shadam's face with a feather while he was having a victory toast.]]

!!Jin Matoba/Demon-Fist Master Jin
A martial arts master who likes to prove his strength by challenging and killing other martial arts masters. Jin later receives dark powers from Zydos, who wants to use him as a lackey, but makes it clear he listens to no one.
* BadassNormal: Has no special powers in his first few appearances, but manages to easily defeat Ryou, who is empowered by Kiryoku.
* BolivianArmyEnding: [[spoiler:At the end of episode 39 a heavily wounded Jin walks into Zydos and a large squad of Mooks. He is seen beating the shit out of a lot of them, but the final shot of the episode consists of Jin being shot at.]]
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: After being defeated by Ryou, he receives a power boost from Zydos, giving him the ability to use Youryuku.
* InvoluntaryShapeshifting: [[spoiler:Zydos manages to turn him into a skeletal werewolfish creature named Garouki.]]
* TheRival: To Ryō.
* WorthyOpponent: Gradually forms this bond with Ryō. At first, they couldn't stand each others guts. Ryō because Jin casually kills martial artists and Jin because Ryō defeated him once. During Jins final appearance, Ryō shows genuine concern for him, while Jin grudgingly shows gratefulness for this.


[[folder: Other Characters]]

!!Master Kaku
The wise but stern mentor and founder of the Dairanger team. [[spoiler: He is secretly a high ranked member of the Gorma tribe, but defected before the series start.]]
* BadassGrandpa: [[spoiler: When he's a FakeDefector he defeats the core five Dairanger's single-handedly and would have beaten Shadam in their duel if he didn't show him mercy.]]
* BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler:When the Dairangers discover he is secretly a Gorma member, he becomes this for them, but only temporarily.]]
* DefectorFromDecadence: [[spoiler: Is secretly a member of the Gorma Tribe, but left them, because he could not agree with their way of life.]]
* FakeDefector: [[spoiler: Pretends to return to Gorma as it was one of the terms of a ceasefire created to prevent Daijinryuu from blowing up the planet.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: Early on, it is revealed he is able to use Youryoku, a dark power normally only used by Gorma Tribe members. As the series progresses, he easily enters the Gorma palace and on speaking terms with the Gorma Emperor, which actually a high honor that is usually reserved for the highest ranked Gorma members. And then the reveal: Kaku was a high ranked Gorma all along, but defected before the series start....]]
* TheMentor: to the Dairangers.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler: He does downplay this trope a bit, as he only dies near the finale of the series, meaning his death is not the motivation for the heroes to fight the bad guys]]
* MrExposition: He almost always tells the Dairangers about what kind of Gorma MonsterOfTheWeek they are fighting now, explaining what their strengths and weaknesses are. [[spoiler: It is very logical he knows these things, as he was part of Gorma a while ago]]
* RebuiltPedestal: [[spoiler: Once the Dairangers discover his true intentions, he becomes their pedestal once more]]
* SternTeacher: When one of the Dairangers messes something up, Kaku either reprimands them heavily or coldly commands them to stay behind when the rest of the team goes to battle.
* TheStoic: Always appears to be emotionally distant. Even when facing great danger.
* WalkingSpoiler: The secret this guy carries with him causes almost all of his tropes to be spoiler-tagged.

!!Kameo [[spoiler: (Super Mythical Qi Beast Daimugen)]]

* BalefulPolymorph: Gets randomly turned into a turtle after touching a magical crystal.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: appears to be an overweight socially awkward man with an obsession for turtles. [[spoiler: In reality, he is the most powerful Qi Beast of them all; Daimugen]]
* HumongousMecha and TransformingMecha: [[spoiler:Is actually a Qi Beast, capable of transforming from a mechanical turtle to an enormous bulky robot.]]
* OddFriendship: Forms one with Kazu. Kazu is a popular beautician and ladies man, while Kameo is an overweight loner with a strange obsession for turtles.
* MeaningfulName: 'Kame' is Japanese for turtle; an animal he really really likes. [[spoiler: He also is a very powerful Qi Beast in the shape of a giant turtle.]]
* NighInvulnerable: [[spoiler: Short of getting stomped on by Daijinryu, nothing hurts him.]]
* ReluctantWarrior: [[spoiler:Turned himself into a human and erased his memory as a Qi Beast because he has a severe dislike of fighting. Once his best friend Kazu is in severe danger of dying, he accepts his identity as Daimugen once more]]
* TurtlePower: Has an obsession with the shelled reptiles, to the point of owning dozens of them as pets and even taking several of them with him in his pockets when he goes out. [[spoiler: His real form is also a giant mechanical turtle, bringing literal TurtlePower to the team.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Not as bad as Master Kaku, but the whole point of his character is based around the secret he carries, meaning much of his tropes are spoiler tagged.

!!Kou[[spoiler: and Akomaru]]'s mother

Kou's missing mother, who is revealed to be a captive of Akomaru.
* DamselInDistress: Her primary role, to the point this is her defining character trait.
* LargeHam: Almost all of her appearances result her in dramatically shouting her son's name. Up to {{Narm}}tastic levels.
* LivingMacGuffin: She could be replaced with a magical hamburger and the writing would only need minimal changes to still work.
* NoNameGiven

!!Daijinryu (Great God Dragon)

A dragon god who's tasked to keep the peace across the universe. And since the battle between the Gorma and the Dairangers threatens to disrupt that peace, he comes to Earth to interfere. Unfortunately, Daijinryu has no concept of neither good nor evil, and is even willing to wipe out humanity to stop the conflict between the two factions.
* AboveGoodAndEvil: Literally. Its task is to preserve peace. Concepts like good and evil are alien to it.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: More like Attack Of The 1500 Foot Whatever, as he makes the typical [[MakeMyMonsterGrow grown]] SuperSentai monster and [[HumongousMecha mecha]] look tiny in comparison.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: As mentioned before, this being does not think in terms of good and evil as we do. Instead, it thinks more in terms of order and chaos. Order is so precious to Daijinryuu that it casually kills thousands of people to send out a simple warning.
* TheDreaded: Daimugen, one of the most powerful allies of the Dairangers, is terrified of this creature when it appears in one of his visions.
* EarthShatteringKaboom: Is very clearly intending to do this if the battle between the Dairangers and Gorma tribe does not stop.
* EldritchAbomination: A rather mild example in terms of looks, as it clearly resembles an Asian Dragon. But it's way of thinking and power is incomprehensible to both sides of the conflict.
* HeroKiller: Neither side can do anything to stop him as he's presented more akin to a force of nature than a character. The Dairangers spend the rest of the series living in fear of his inevitable return when the Gorma keep fighting
* JerkassGods: Destroys a large chunk of Tokyo just to prove it is serious in carrying out its task.
* KnightOfCerebus: He's a threat that cannot be overcome by either side, which [[spoiler: leads to Kaku becoming FakeDefector that ultimately brings him into conflict with the Dairangers.]] The series even gradually starts fading out any comic relief after he appears.
* MassHypnosis: Is also one of the powers in his powerset. He easily hypnotized the population of Tokyo and forced them to jump from high buildings. Once again, just to warn humanity the war between the Dairangers and Gorma Tribe needs to stop. Now.
* TheOmnipotent: Nothing in the Dairangers’ and Gorma Tribe’s arsenal has any hope of even scratching this creature. In fact, he almost crushed the Dairangers' mecha when they tried to fight them. The only reason why this didn't happen, was because Daijinryuu stopped on its own volition.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: In this case, a dragon is 500 meters long, being easily able to stomp on the mecha of the Dairangers, has godly powers, and is tasked to preserve peace.
* OutsideContextProblem: What he more or less is to both the Dairangers and the Gorma Tribe. Both sides are merely humans employing SupernaturalMartialArts, so neither of them could ever expect a God to visit their planet. Daijinryuu's appearance really breaks the status quo of the conflict.
* PhysicalGod: His name is ExactlyAsItSaysOnTheTin, as he is a gigantic godly dragon whose power puts him into a tier of his own. He demonstrates this by casually destroying a large chunk of Tokyo and later by using MassHypnosis to threaten to make people jump from high buildings.
* TheVoiceless: Never speaks and has to have other characters explain what he wants. This makes it seem much more above both factions.
* WildCard: He will attack either side at any given moment.