Characters / Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger

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Geki/Tyranno Ranger

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Portrayed by: Yuuta Mochizuki

The Prince of Yamato Tribe, 'Warrior of Justice'. He was raised believing that the King of the Yamato Tribe was his father, until it turns out he was adopted from the King's sworn enemy, the Black Knight. His natural brother Burai antagonizes him for being raised by their real father's old enemy, but Geki successfully convinced him to bury the hatchet of hate. He wields the Ryugekiken and after Burai's death, he dual wields it with Burai's Zyusouken.

Goushi/Mammoth Ranger

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Portrayed by: Seiju Umon (credited as Aohisa Takayasu)

A Knight of the Sharma Tribe and Warrior of Wisdom. Was once Geki's companion before being sealed. Raised with his sister Otome, who eventually died fighting Bandora, inspiring him further.

Dan/Tricera Ranger

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Portrayed by: Hideki Fujiwara

A Knight from the Etoffe Tribe and the Warrior of Courage. A happy-go-lucky jokester guy who's Hot-Blooded and likes to slack off, though once he set his sight on something noble, he'd never stop pursuing it.

Boi/Tiger Ranger

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Portrayed by: Takumi Hashimoto

A Knight of the Dime Tribe and Warrior of Hope. The youngest of the team, though mentally more mature than Dan. Excels in high speed attacks. Due to his youth, he's popular with kids.

Mei/Ptera Ranger

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Portrayed by: Reiko Chiba

The Princess of the Lithia Tribe and 'Warrior of Love'. Kind, loving, but has an iron-will. Formed some sort of rivalry with Lamie later on.
  • Action Girl: Especially when she gets a focus episode, expect plenty of badassery from her.
  • Badass Adorable: She's a cute princess, and yet she proves to be cunning/strong enough to single-handedly defeat Dora Monsters herself at times.
  • Badass Princess: She's the princess of the Lithia Tribe and can kick major ass with her bow.

Burai/Dragon Ranger

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Portrayed by: Shiro Izumi

The Warrior of Power from the Yamato Tribe. The elder son of the Black Knight and Geki's estranged brother, who came to resent Geki after he was adopted and raised by their father's enemy, the King of the Yamato Tribe. When he came back, he started antagonizing his brother and the Zyurangers, but he eventually lets go of his vengeance and aids him in battle even though he has a limited life. Eventually, Bandora discovered his secret and destroyed his hideout, thus slowly killing him, but not after he passed on most of his strength to Geki.
  • Aloof Big Brother: A much more cynical example, but he got better.
    • Possibly a Deconstruction - when he's not mysteriously appearing to save his brother, he's sitting in isolation hoping he doesn't die.
  • Back for the Finale: His spirit appears in the final episode to guide the Zyurangers to where Bandora is holding their Guardian Beasts hostage.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Geki's Abel, at first.
  • Character Death: He dies after his hideout is destroyed and his candle is melted away.
  • The Comically Serious: Compared to the Bandora Gang when he was evil, especially during their musical numbers.
    "I feel like watching a comedy."
  • Cool Big Bro: To a degree after his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Dead All Along: He died during a cave-in after being sealed. He's only around because Daizyuzin temporarily resurrected him.
  • Death's Hourglass: Lives on it.
  • Evil Prince: His first act after waking up from millions of years of suspended animation is to proclaim himself as the Prince of the Yamato Tribe before attacking the Zyurangers.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He 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.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: The energy projectile he throws during his first battle with the Zyurangers... Which he never uses again.
  • Killed Off for Real: Since Daizyuzin resurrected him temporarily, Burai dies permanently towards the end of the series after his life-force is used up. Not even the Water of Life is able to save him.
  • Knight of Cerebus: His introduction provides an arc that's much more serious than the earlier episodes, and his approaching death provided for some more serious episodes leading up to it.
  • Living on Borrowed Time: He only has forty hours to live; he can only extend his time with his time-stopping magic chamber.
  • Long-Lost Relative: He's Geki's brother.
  • Meaningful Name: "Burai" means "villain". He starts off as one.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Clotho mentions that even though the Zyurangers couldn't save Burai's life, by fulfilling his wish to save the life of a dying boy they could save his soul- possibly, this sacrifice was what allowed him to be forgiven for the evil he'd done in the past.
  • Sixth Ranger: The Trope Namer. While not the first ranger to join his team mid-series (being preceded by Big One, as well as Black Bison and Green Sai), he was the first to be both, an actual sixth ranger and a recurring character (X-1 Mask only lasted one episode).
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Which is the reason why the writers limited his powers and later killed him off since he was overshadowing the other Zyurangers.
    • Justified Trope: Burai's counterpart Tommy was also a Spotlight Stealing Squad but Tommy was only limited as a result of Burai not being featured often in Zyuranger footage, which ended when Tommy started using other powers and the producers started filming more original footage. As a result, Tommy is a controversial character among fans, more so than Burai.
  • The Starscream: Bandora knows he plans to take her power and rule the world himself after he defeats the Zyurangers, before he completely abandons this.
  • The Usurper: Played around with his debut. His first act upon awakening was to proclaim himself as the Prince of the Yamato Tribe, with Boss Subtitles to match.
  • Weapon of Choice

Daizyuzin

Voiced by: Eiji Maruyama

  • Badass Baritone: His booming, stern voice provided by Eiji Maruyama is not only fitting for his role as a god, but also makes him sound like an old, grizzled warrior.
  • Combining Mecha: Combined from the team's five Guardian Beast mechs.
  • Disney Death: He seems to be destroyed, but it turns out it was just revitalizing itself.
  • Meaningful Name: Daizyuzin means "Great Beast God"
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Despite being brothers, as Daizyuzin pointed out, Geki's hesitance to kill Burai put both his teammates and innocent civilians in danger.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may be a jerk on multiple occasions; holding imperfect mortals to his own godly standards and can be especially harsh in dealing out discipline for mistakes and insubordination. However, he is one of the good guys and fights for the greater good. Nor is he afraid to admit when he was wrong.
    • Plus in the end, he decided to merely seal Bandora and her followers away rather than kill them.
  • Mecha Expansion Pack: He can "wear" Dragon Caesar as a helmet and cape to become Zyutei (Beast Emperor) Daizyuzin and then "ride" King Brachion as a steed to become Kyukyoku (Ultimate) Daizyuzin.
  • Mechanical Lifeforms: More of a mechanical god actually.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": "Daizyuzin" and "Daizyujin" have both been used in official products.
  • Transforming Mecha: He can transform into (or rather he transforms from) the Beast Tank Dino Tanker.

Dragon Caesar

Zyukishin King Brachion

Barza the Wizard

Portrayed by: Jun Tatara

  • Badass Grandpa: Barza is a wise sage and can throw grenades at a mountain.
  • Big Good: He is the Zyurangers' mentor and is one of the most powerful wizards in the series.
  • The Fog of Ages: Though he is a powerful wizard, he forgot all of his spells over the millions of years he spent watching over the Zyuranger (He finally remembered one in the finale).
  • Man in White: He wears white robes.
  • Mentor Archetype: In the same vein as Zordon.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He lived in the same timeframe as the rangers for over 170 million years.

    Bandora Gang 

Bandora

Portrayed by: Machiko Soga

  • Affably Evil: Is actually rather nice compared to other Big Bads of Sentai. She never ever plays a You Have Failed Me completely straight. The worst thing she would do against her minions is hit them with her wand when they fail.
  • Avenging the Villain: Her motive for selling her soul was to avenge her son who had crushed some dinosaur eggs and got chased off a cliff by some tyrannosaurs.
  • Benevolent Boss: At the end of the day, she really does care for her commanders.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: She's a Large Ham, she sings and even raps. She'll also show you why she calls herself the Strongest Witch.
  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of the series, until the appearance of Great Satan.
  • Child Hater: Almost all of her evil plans are aimed to hurt or otherwise inconvenience children. This actually stems from the sadness she felt because of the loss of her own son Kai. If she can't have children, no one can.
  • The Dark Side Will Make You Forget: She became an evil witch to avenge her son Kai, but over time completely forgot about him, untill Dai Satan brings him back to life.
  • Deal with the Devil: Literally when she allied with Great Satan.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Not only does she love and care for her son Kai, but she also serves as a sort of mother figure for her henchmen; she will praise them for a job well done or a plan they come up with that sounds good, she will comfort them when they feel down, and she scolds them when they act out of line, not unlike how a mother would scold a misbehaving child. One such example is when she finds out about Grifforzer's Stay in the Kitchen speech aimed at Lamia when he regains his voice.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: When she 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.
  • Large Ham: Quite possibly the biggest in Super Sentai history, and part of what makes her such an entertaining character. Say 'Large Ham' to a Sentai fan, and they'll reply "Bandora?".
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: She forgot her whole reason why she became evil in the first place...
  • Make My Monster Grow: "Evil spirits resting beneath the Earth, grant us now - HAAA! - your powerrrrrrr!". It says something about Bandora that she is the rare Big Bad who is directly responsible for growing the MOTW.
  • Mama Bear: A rather unfortunate example this time. Because her child was killed by dinosaurs, she made a pact with this series' equivalent of Satan and used her newly gained powers to wage war against the dinosaurs and ancient mankind.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name is similar to Pandora, from the myth of Pandora's box. Since her escape from a box means trouble for humanity, it's a very fitting name. It also sounds similar to Endora, another witch that likes to cause trouble.
  • Pet the Dog: She loves her monsters and Grifforzer and Lamie's son.
  • Tears of Blood: She suffers from this while harnessing the darkest of magic to summon Great Satan.
  • Weak Sauce Weakness: She loses her powers if she ever cries. Then her son dies in her arms...
  • You Killed My Child: Her Start of Darkness.

Grifforzer

Voiced by: Yoshimasa Senda, Kan Tokumaru

Lamie

Portrayed by: Ami Kawai

Pleprechaun

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  • Affably Evil: Does not show any true malicious qualities and comes over more as an absent minded artist than anything else.
  • Evil Genius: He is the smartest of Bandora's gang, making him this trope.
  • Mad Artist: Spends almost all of his time creating clay statues, which are placed inside a machine to turn them into a Monster of the Week.
  • Mook Maker: Has a mold which is able to mass produce many clay statues of the series Mooks.
  • Non-Action Guy: He is never seen directly fighting the Zyurangers.
  • Verbal Tic: "Ple!"

Totpat & Bookback

Voiced by: Kaoru Shinoda (Totpat), Takashi Watabe (Bookback)

Great Satan

Voiced by: Seizo Kato

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