Denshi Sentai Denziman
Miro!note Denshi Sentai! Denziman!
(Electronic Squadron Electroman) was the fourth Super Sentai
series, lasting from 1980-1981. It was the first Sentai series where the heroes wore the trademark visors.
The evil Vader Clan, led by Queen Hedrian, decides to refit Earth to suit their ideals of beauty. And for Vader, that involves sending their minions to pollute the world. They had previously laid waste
to another planet, Denzi Star 3,000 years ago. Now, IC the Denzidog, a survivor of Denzi Star, awakens to recruit five young people to gain the powers of the only force that can fight Vader: the Denzimen!
The Villains (Vader Clan):
Recurring Super Sentai tropes:
- All Your Powers Combined: The Denzi Boomerang.
- By the Power of Grayskull!: "Denzi Spark!"
- Calling Your Attacks:
- Color-Coded Characters: The first Sentai team to use the team's prefix as a head word for its codenames, followed by the English names of each member's corresponding color as the tail word.
- Cool Airship: The Denzi Tiger, where the Denzi Fighter is stored.
- Cool Bike: Denzi Red's Denzi Machine
- Cool Car: The Denzi Buggy for the rest of the team.
- Eye Catch: Denziman's eye catch is similar to Battle Fever J, the eyecatch before the break features a still image of the Denziman team, while the eyecatch after the break features Daidenzin. The same sting as Battle Fever's eyecatch is used as well.
- Finishing Move: Electronic Lightning Fall!
- Five-Man Band:
- Home Base: Denzi Land
- Humongous Mecha: The Daidenzin, which was the first transforming mecha in Super Sentai, as it changes from a flying jet called the Denzi Fighter. It would be five years before they thought of having another one.
- Idiosyncratic Episode Naming:
- In the Name of the Moon:
- Law of Chromatic Superiority: Out of the five Denzi Stones embedded on each Denziman's helmet, Denzi Red's is said to be the most powerful. On a minor note, he is also the only one with yellow accents on his helmet.
- Mecha-Mooks: Dustlers.
- Monster of the Week: The Vader Monsters, who are all numbered on their buckles. The first one is actually Monster No. 00 and all subsequent creatures are numbered in order of appearance, although some of them (particularly the ones in Episodes 18-20 and 24-26) show up in reverse order and Monster No. 37 does not exist at all (it skips from 36 to 38). The Vader Monster in the movie is the only one not numbered.
- Make My Monster Grow: Introduced this trope to Super Sentai, although the monsters could alter their size at any time. In fact, the first one debuted giant size. (In Battle Fever J, monsters called their "brothers," giant robot versions of themselves.)
- Mook Mobile: The Vader Fighter jets.
- The Movie: From this point on, almost all of the Super Sentai movies were all original works, with the exception of the second Flashman movie.
- "On the Next Episode of..." Catch Phrase:
- Regular Caller
- Robot Buddy: IC the Denzi Dog
- The Smurfette Principle: Denzi Pink, who didn't even want to be part of the team at first.
- Supervillain Lair:
- Theme Music Power-Up:
- Transformation Trinket: Introduced this trope to Super Sentai with the Denzi Rings. The next one would introduce the wrist worn trinkets.
- Weapon of Choice
Tropes specific to Denshi Sentai Denziman