Dai Sentai Goggle V (Great Squadron Goggle Five) is the sixth Super Sentai series, which aired from 1982 to 1983.The story begins when Professor Hideki Hongō goes to investigate Wolfborg castle in Germany...only to find the previous resident reduced to bones, and the Dark Science Empire Deathdark ready to execute their plan to, you guessed it, Take Over the World. The defenseless Hongō is attacked, but thankfully, a world class-explorer named Ken'ichi Akama comes to his rescue, thus learning the story of Hongō and his squadron, the only group capable of stopping Deathdark... the Goggle V!Akama is then promoted into the leader of the Goggles, Goggle Red, while Hongō's Computer Boys and Girls bring out those chosen to become the members of the Goggle V including Kanpei Kuroda, Saburo Aoyama, Futoshi Kijima and Miki Momozono. While they're completely unrelated, they share a strong sense of justice, so after hearing Hongou's explanation, they immediately agree to become members of the Goggle Five. Together, they fight the Deathdark Empire to protect peace!This season would be the last season of Sentai to use the usual Scarf of Asskicking. While the previous team were all men, this team resumed the tradition of having a female member, who at the time was the youngest ever member of a Sentai, being 16 years old. Aside from starting the trend of Title Scream, this also marks the first Sentai work of Hirohisa Soda, who was involved with Super Sentai until Fiveman. The most known "fact" about Goggle V is that they are rhythmic gymnasts, due to their use of gymnastics-themed weaponry. They are not actually gymnasts.Their goggles actuallydo something(though not unusual),and they're not used for shipping, by the way.
Dr. Zazoriya and Dr. Iguana: The twoevil geniuses of Deathdark, with a scorpion helmet and iguana helmet respectively. They tend to bicker with each other and act rather silly most of the time, thus when Deathmark arrives, they're put to death
Grand Marshall Deathmark: One of Deathdark's greatest generals who is revived from his frozen prison in Antartica and who eventually takes the spot of Evil Genius after executing Zazoriya and Iguana, and replaces Deathgiller as second-in-command. Wears a Pharaoh helmet.
Cool Car: Goggle Cougar, a jeep for the rest of the team.
Color-Coded Characters: Notable for having the first unambiguously black ranger in the Sentai franchise.* "Unambiguous" in the sense that the official status of Battle Kenya from Battle Fever J as a black ranger is a retroactive one. Since then, the Sentai franchise has alternated between having a black ranger or going back to green depending on the year (with only a few shows such as Choujuu Sentai Liveman having both colors at the same time).
Finishing Move: Goggle Victory Flash! Later on, there's Goggle Golden Spear.
Humongous Mecha: The individual mecha were composed of three vehicles this time, each piloted by a single member. But since the team was composed of five members, Black and Pink were left out from having their individual mecha and instead remained on the mecha carrier.
Make My Monster Grow: Averted; whenever a monster dies, he is immediately revived and given a giant "Kong" robot to pilot. From the fifth episode and onward, the Kong robots become giant duplicates of their Mozu counterparts.
The Movie: The Goggle Five learns from a defecting Prof. Zazoriya about Deathdark's latest plan to destroy Tokyo, and tried to quell it. Turns out the defection was staged and then they couldn't summon the Goggle Caesar until later. Takes place between episodes 5 (Deathdark were already using giant mecha replicas of their monsters) and 14 (before Deathdark goes to Antartica to revive Desmark).
Big Damn Heroes: Akama/Red sure loves doing this. Not only this is his debut action, if an ally is in need of rescues, he's the first to execute the trope by throwing his Goggle Saber. It always works.
Bruce Lee Clone: Kuroda/Black in Episode 9, when the team is forced into a Calvinball situation. He uses the nunchaku, and the Bruce Lee yell, and eventually goes into shirtless with black long pants like one of Lee's trademark outfits.
Butt Monkey: In between getting himself in humorous situations OR getting suckered by the Mooks for laughs in the middle of battle... The universe seems to love picking on Kijima.
Dawson Casting: According to the information, Miki is supposedly 16 years old, but she's played by the 20 years old (more or less) Megumi Ookawa.
Deathdark Did It: Any major civilization collapse? Deathdark did it. Any weapons created and used for killings? Deathdark inspired it.
Evil Counterpart: Mazurka started the trend of Super Sentai's 'Dark Chick being the direct counterpart of The Chick'. Although since this is the an early era, she never came to direct Cat Fight with Miki (merely possessing similar skills, just used for evil).
Eye Scream: Fuhrer Taboo is dealt an eye-piercing fatal blow by the Goggle Robo.
Instant Expert: We don't know how each of the Goggles are suddenly adept in fighting and their special techniques. Well, this is an early Sentai series after all...
Jumped at the Call: Kuroda, Aoyama, Kijima and Miki were practically thrown into the base against their will, but once Hongo gives a rundown of the things, they immediately agree to abandon their former lives and become allies of justice. We assume that the same happened to Akama off-screen.
Kid Sidekick: A whole team of them, the Computer Boys and Girls.
Motif: The series primarily has a science motif, including fighting a Dark Science Empire, while the team's weapons feature a rhythmic gymnastics motif. Anniversary shows and specials ignore the former in favor of the latter - the ending songs of both Gaoranger vs Super Sentai and Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger emphasize the gymnastics, despite it not being the main theme of the show. Gokaiger even has all of them using gymnastics ribbons to tie up the Monster of the Week in episode 8. The team does have an actual gymnast though (Miki).
Also in one episode, there's one kid of the week who's named 'Saburou'. Probably that's one of the reasons Last Name Basis is in effect to differentiate between that kid and Aoyama.
Nice Hat: All Deathdark generals comes with unique helmets. Deathgiller has a skull helmet, Mazurka has a motorcyclist helmet, Professors Zazoriya and Iguana have scorpion & lizard helmets respectively; while Deathmark has a snazzy Egyptian helmet.
Say My Name: Miki and her Computer Girl participate in this in early episode.
Sexy Backless Outfit: A blink-or-miss one: In episode 20, when Miki puts on the Flamenco Dancer outfit, she occasionally turns behind and you could see that it was a backless variant.
Scarf of Asskicking: Every one of the Goggles. The last time we ever saw them on a Super Sentai.
Sixth Ranger: Well, for the villains: Deathmark, who makes his debut at the 15th episode, around the same time a good-aligned Sixth Ranger would usually appear in the later Sentai formula.
Goggle Five themselves are assisted by two temporary sixth members though: heel wrestler Hellmask in Ep. 6 and Henshin Papa (actually a security officer who steals a prototype "Strong Suit" made by Deathdark) in Ep. 41.
Spot the Imposter: A Mozoo impersonated Black and the Goggles found out by telling both of them to bungee-jump. Then he impersonated Pink. The Goggles exposed him using the "Super Sentai" Stance.
Stout Strength: Kijima is fatter than the other Goggles (if not the fattest Sentai), but has incredible strength and toughness (He pushed off a huge rock alone, while it takes lots of Mooks and the Monster of the Week to barely push it)
Suck Out the Poison: Kuroda does this in Episode 42 when he is infected by Sasori Mozu's venom.
Super Drowning Skills: Water may as well be Miki's worst enemy. She's vulnerable on water (something the Spotmen once took advantage of), and she even passed on swimming in a normal swimming pool (despite wearing a swimsuit).
Super Senses: Every Goggles have the Goggle Eye which gives them extra sight. Yellow also have super hearing. But mostly on sensing ground disturbance.
Taking You with Me: How Mazurka dies, trying to take Deathgiller and the Goggles. At least she destroyed the first Goggles base... until Professor Hongou comes back from his bus and introduces a NEW base.
Theme Naming: As with Denjiman, the five have their colors in their surnames.
Tokyo Is the Center of the Universe: Played straight for most the series, but there's one episode where Deathdark attacked a foreign country. The ending credits also shows all the members of Goggle Five protecting children in other countries besides Japan.
Also Goggle Golden Spear is usually used this way, until Deathmark counters it. So they instead rams it to him.
Electron Galactic Missile, which is basically throwing the Electron Galactic-powered Earth Sword to Fuhrer Taboo's weak point, killing him in one throw.
What Could Have Been: According to some sources, Miki was to be played by a different actress, who's actually older. That idea quickly got shot down since she's supposed to be the youngest of the team, the role went to her current actress, and the rest is history. Never mind the Dawson Casting.
Worf Had The Flu: Goggle Blue gets horribly owned by Moth Mozoo in episode 8 since his leg got wounded. Skip around 25 episodes, and then when the rest of the Goggles arrive, he was single-handedly owning the Rattlesnake Mozoo. Wow.
Working Title: This series was originally considered to be called Mirai Sentai Miraiman, and later GoGoV, but eventually became Goggle Five. The second name was reused 17 years later, while part of the first name was reused in the series after that.
Wrestler in All of Us: Uh, okay. Kijima might use grapple moves a lot, but he's a zoo worker, not a wrestler... Yet he still pulls off an Atomic Drop on a Mook...