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Darth Wiki: Kouden Sentai Rocknger
"Rocking spirits will never die! Kouden Sentai Rock'nger!"

Kouden Sentai Rock'nger (High-Voltage Squadron Rock'nger) is a Super Sentai fanfic by Andy LA.

Cruising through solar systems and leaving a trail of conquest and annihilation, the Technological Empire Psychotronia makes it to Earth, aiming to seize the planet, assimilate its data and then destroy it. However, unbeknownst to them, they have been trailed by a survivor of one of the previously destroyed planets, AKG-KT5M, a humanoid robot whose body serves as repository to the powers of the only fighting force to ever stand up to them before: the Rock'ngers.

Even though they had been killed in action, AKG-KT5M gathers their powers and, faking her own deactivation, uses most of her power reserves to create a shield strong enough to resist the explosion of her homeworld, Cygnus X1. After drifting on the cosmic dust cloud that the planet had become, she regains awareness and trails the invaders, hoping to find warriors able to become the next Rock'ngers... Who just so happened to inhabit Earth, and were not exactly warriors: two high school students and a college freshman, later joined by two other high schoolers. Due to them being musicians in the same rock band, their brain waves matched the previous Rock'ngers very closely, and so they were drafted right as Psychotronia started attacking Earth. Now, as the new Rock'ngers these three (later five) youngsters fight to ward off Psychotronia, dealing with teenage life and keeping their band together in the process.

Technically, the fic does exist, in a Brazilian tokusatsu-centered message board (and, therefore, is in Portuguese); however, the section in which it's posted is blocked to non-members, meaning a registration is required to even read it. The author plans to translate the fic to English and publish it on Fanfiction.net (where he also has a Samurai Sentai Shinkenger/Power Rangers Samurai crossover posted) once it's done in said board.

The Rock'ngers

  • Shigeki Kawakami / Guitar Red: Leader of the team. Lead guitarist of hi/VOLT. Hot-Blooded, as is standard fare for heroes, and always keeps a promise until the end.
  • Satsuki Kirishima / Bass Yellow: The Lancer. Bassist, and former vocalist. A childhood friend of Shigeki, and a tough-as-nails Tomboy, though she has a soft spot for...
  • Hideki Otani / Rhythm Blue: The Smart Guy. First drummer, and later, rhythm guitarist. A student at Waseda University, Shigeki and Satsuki formed the band with him as their club activity, when they first met one year ago.
  • Tatsumi Shirai / Drum Black: The Big Guy. Drummer. A transfer student from Fukuoka, who happens to be a skateboarding delinquent. Despite his harsh exterior, he has a staunch sense of loyalty.
  • Lisa Shinohara / Vocal Pink: The Chick. Vocalist. She seems to be a bit of a ditz, but only plays the part; more because she thinks it's cute than as some form of Obfuscating Stupidity. Seems to be half-American, judging by her Surprisingly Good English, but no one knows for sure. This is because her true identity is Alichain, a sleeper agent of Psychotronia disguised as a human.
  • Yoshimi Yamamoto / Keys Pink: The Sixth Ranger. Keyboardist. She joins the band and the team after Lisa's involuntary departure. Once Lisa is brought back, she becomes Silver Keys.

Allies

  • AKG-KT5M: The team's mentor. Everyone just shorthands her name to "Aki". Due to her looking like just a regular girl wearing a suit of armor, the others can easily pass her off as an acquaintance by putting enough clothes on her (or a cosplay addict, if she's not wearing anything), despite her obvious inhuman stiffness.
  • Hinako Takayama: Shigeki and Satsuki's homeroom teacher. She eventually finds out about their heroic forays, but chooses not to tell anyone.

Technological Empire Psychotronia

  • Supreme Deity Computergod: The Big Bad. A mainframe who gained sentience ages ago, in a distant galaxy, and started its conquering campaign from there. Seeks to consume the entire universe and remake it on his image.
  • Incursion Commander Neoknight: The Dragon. A robotic entity clad in black armor, which makes him look like a cross between a medieval knight and a Space Marine. Has glowing eyes that can be seen through the helmet visor's grates. Gradually starts becoming The Rival to Guitar Red.
  • Destruction Expert Detharika: The Dark Chick. A gynoid whose specialty is, well, destruction. And she loves what she does.
  • Tactical Operator ASX: The Evil Genius. It feeds the Psychotronia information on the planets they are aiming to consume, as well as projecting and programming the Annihilation Agents.
  • Machineheads: The Mooks.



Recurring Super Sentai tropes include:

Specific tropes include:

  • Adorkable: Hideki. He sometimes gets pretty overboard with his geekiness (like when he first transforms), though not to Nobuo Akagi-like extremes.
  • An Asskicking Christmas: Track 9.
  • City of Adventure: Subverted. While the focus of Psychotronia's attacks is Tokyo, only one of the heroes lives there because he attends college there. The other four all live in Saitama, which is about one hour away from Tokyo by train. They only manage to get there in time to fight the monsters because Aki has built-in teleporting capabilities.
  • Club Stub: At the start of the series, Shigeki and Satsuki are the only members of the Rock Club at their school, and thus, are facing closure. They are saved when Tatsumi and Lisa join the club.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Satsuki hates to be called "Satchan". Yet Shigeki keeps doing it anyway, just to rile her up.
    • An interesting version is that Tatsumi thinks everyone calling Hideki "Hidekun" in this, but the nicknamed party doesn't mind.
  • Expospeak Gag: Used when Hideki finds a way to defeat a monster with springs for arms. He gives a drawn-out and technical explanation about how he kept backing off, forcing the monster to stretch her arms to the limit, until they came back to hit her at full force. Only Lisa manages to understand him.
  • Hidden Depths: Satsuki is a Sailor Moon fan.
    • Tatsumi is incredibly good with cooking.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: The episodes are designated as "Tracks", and each of them is the name of an album or song.
  • Insignificant Little Blue Planet: At the very beginning, Detharika questions the validity of attacking Earth instead of anything bigger (and possibly "more promising"). She quickly changes her mind once she sees how much havoc she can wreak on Earth.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Tatsumi takes a while to warm up to his new comrades (and only even tries at Lisa's insistence), preferring to go off on his own (he just isn't an Ineffectual Loner, though, because of Lisa, who had been living with him for a while). Of course, this comes back to bite him on Track 10.
  • Lampshade Hanging: We finally get an explanation why the bad guys target specifically Japan: because of the Japanese high tech, which would allow Psychotronia to set up a permanent base there, and because they studied up enough on the Kaiju Defense Force to know they wouldn't strike first, and to know how to overpower them.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Tatsumi and Lisa's dynamic revolves around this.
  • Musical Assassin: All of the Rock'ngers, since their weapons are weapon-instrument hybrids, and their personal attacks (Weapon Specials) involve them playing the instrument part of the weapon to stun the enemy or power up the weapon itself (as in 11).
  • The Power of Rock: Duh.
  • The Psycho Rangers: The Kage Sentai Darkenger, which are a rival rock band used by Psychotronia for their own means.
  • Ridiculously Human Robot: It's a bit of a stretch, but Aki does show human-like reactions from time to time. It is hinted also that she's gradually developing emotions as well. We later learn that Lisa has been one all along, too.
  • Shout-Out: In Track 14, Lisa wears an outfit very reminiscent of Perona's, sans the crown and cape. This is promptly lampshaded by Hideki.
    • Yoshimi is named after the Flaming Lips' album. And she debuts helping the team against a (technically) pink robot.
  • Shrinking Violet: Yoshimi, except as Keys Pink (before the others find out it's her, anyway). Lisa puts up this front at school so as to not draw attention to her, but give her a mic and it promptly falls apart.
  • Three Plus Two: Drum Black and Vocal Pink first appear in Track 5 (even though they have Early-Bird Cameos before that). Tatsumi and Lisa are first shown in the following episode. And the one after, they join the team.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Satsuki and Lisa.
  • Talking Is a Free Action: Lampshaded by the Monster of the Week in Track 2 after the roll call:
    Stop fooling around and fight!
  • Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Rather subtle. Being from Fukuoka, Tatsumi normally speaks in a Hakata accent, whose main expression mark is using to instead of ka to mark a question (which is Woolseyed to the interjection "huh?", as in "What're you doing there, huh?"), as well as a number of other things.
  • X Meets Y: Super Sentai meets BECK (with dashes of K-On!).
  • You Gotta Have Pink Hair: Lisa, who wears a dark brown wig to attend school, since that's a more "natural" color.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Lisa loves wearing them, swinging between grades A and B whenever she's in civilian attire.


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