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Series: Ressha Sentai Tokkyuger
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Ressha Sentai ToQger (pronounced "Tokkyuger" and roughly meaning "Fierce Traincar Squadron Express Line Ranger") is the 38th program in the Super Sentai franchise, scheduled to air from 2014 to 2015. It's notably the first Super Sentai series to be outright train-themed.

The Rainbow Line is a magical railway network powered by the boundless imagination that exists in our world. However, it is under threat by the evil forces of Shadow Line, who harvest darkness from the human heart to expand their own railway lines and aim to Take Over the World.

Standing against Shadow Line are the heroes of Rainbow Line: five childhood friends who are reunited after many years apart, but realise that they have no memories other than the time they spent together. Drawing on their imaginations to picture themselves as amazing superheroes, they transform into the ToQger and defend the world from evil.

(P.S. It's a comedy. Compare to Gekisou Sentai Carranger and the more recent Engine Sentai Go-onger.)

The Tokkyugers are:

  • Right/ToQ 1: The energetic Leader with a powerful Imagination.
  • Tokatti/ToQ 2: A klutzy Smart Guy that is good at analyzing enemies.
  • Mio/ToQ 3: A sports-minded young woman that acts as the team's 'big sister'.
  • Hikari/ToQ 4: The Lancer, equal in terms of fighting power to Right but with opposing views.
  • Kagura/ToQ 5: The Chick. The least skilled of the group, but with the most Imagination and potential.
  • Akira Nijino/ToQ 6: The Sixth Ranger, a former Shadow Kaijin that now serves the Rainbow Line as its atonement.


Recurring Super Sentai tropes:

  • All Your Powers Combined: Renketsu Bazooka, the team cannon composed of each individual members' personal weapon.
  • Big Bad: The Darkness Emperor, despite being absent, is this. Until #11 that is.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!!: ToQ Change!
  • Calling Your Attacks: Returns this season along with the team cannon. The interesting thing is that the shot works differently depending on whatever the team imagines. Called (Insert Unique Effect Name) Rainbow Rush.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Subverted. The team is able to swap the Ressha in their ToQ Changer, resulting in a costume swap between members. For instance, Kagura is normally the Pink Ranger but can use Right's Ressha to become a Red Ranger instead. This may explain why they are identified by their number instead of color like they have been for decades now.
    • #1 also helps explain why the trope is normally in place, as Tokatti comments that with all the changes he can't tell who's who anymore.
  • Color Motif: The ToQger costumes are deliberately colorful and simple to compliment their rainbow motif. In contrast, the outfits for this season's baddies are much darker and highly intricate. Basically, simple and colorful = good guys. Complex and dark = bad guys. Pretty standard fare for Sentai.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: As per recent tradition, they appeared in the previous VS movie. They changed it, however, in that they appear after the ending to take down Neo-Geildon, who had just transformed into Neo-Messiah.
  • Eye Catch: Averted. As with the case of Gokaiger and Go-Busters, the show's logo appearing in the corner of the screen indicates a commercial break coming up.
  • Five-Man Band
  • Humongous Mecha:
    • Combining Mecha:
      • Red Ressha + Blue Ressha + Yellow Ressha + Green Ressha + Pink Ressha = ToQ-Oh
      • Diesel Ressha + Tank Ressha + Car Carrier Ressha = Diesel-Oh
      • ToQ-Oh + Diesel-Oh = Cho ToQ-Oh
      • ToQ-Oh + Diesel-Oh + Build-Daioh = Cho Cho ToQ-Daioh
      • ToQ-Oh + Diesel-Oh + Build-Daioh + Hyper-Ressha-Teioh + All of the Support Ressha (including Shield and Drill, but excluding Scope and Energy) = ToQ-Rainbow
      • In the summer movie, Lion Ressha + Eagle Ressha + Panda Ressha + Alligator Ressha + Cat Ressha = SafariGaoh
    • Mecha Expansion Pack: Like previous Sentai mecha, there are an assortment of support Ressha that make alternate arms. Combinations with [X] Ressha are called [base mecha] [X] (or [X]-[Y] when it uses different ones on each arm).
      • Shield Ressha: Provides a shield.
      • Car Carrier Ressha: Shoots out vehicles as ammo - including other Ressha if ToQ-Oh is using a second one. As a separate car, it can launch the ToQgers to dangerous places via the cars, or act as a bridge.
      • Tank Ressha: This armored car is used as boxing gloves. As a separate car, it can refuel the Rainbow Line with special supercharged fuel.
      • Fire Ressha: Includes a water cannon and a Flamethrower.
      • Police Ressha: Grants a gun and a set of handcuffs.
      • Drill Ressha: This Is a Drill
      • The team also has some Ressha that they use with their weapons, but there's no sign of them being used with ToQ-Oh yet: Energy Ressha is ammo for the Renketsu Bazooka, and Scope Ressha is an accuracy add-on for the ToQ Blaster. Later down the line, the team will get another cannon weapon called the Dai Kaiten note  Cannon that uses the team's Ressha as ammo, along with the Hyper Ressha. We also have some as-of-now unknown Ressha: Dump, Dozer, Mixer, Crane, Jet, Claw, Blizzard, and Ring.
      • And for the third year in a row, special powerups for the Superhero Taisen film - only this time, it's not from the current Rider but a past Rider that shares the ToQger's theme plus the previous Sentai, forming "ToQ-Oh Kyoryuzin featuring DenLiner". There are also (presumably toy-only) Go-Busters, Gokaiger, Goseiger, Shinkenger, and Go-Onger Ressha, as well as sounds for a "Rider", and "Gaim" Ressha.
    • Transforming Mecha: Build Ressha/Build-Daioh
    • Vertical Mecha Fins: On ToQ-Oh
  • In the Name of the Moon: Simplified, compared to last season. The team transforms and then the ToQ Changer's voice announces every member:
    Right: ToQ 1! ToQ 1! note 
    Tokatti: ToQ 2! ToQ 2! note 
    Mio: ToQ 3! ToQ 3! note 
    Hikari: ToQ 4! ToQ 4! note 
    Kagura: ToQ 5! ToQ 5! note 
    Akira: ToQ 6! ToQ 6! note 
    All: The victorious imagination! note  Ressha Sentai! ToQger!
    Right: Now departing! note 
  • Make My Monster Grow: This season the Monster of the Week grows itself naturally in a similar way to Samurai Sentai Shinkenger.
  • Monster of the Week: The Shadow monsters note .
    • Although so far the ToQgers have faced one at a time, in #3 Baron Nero says that right now, multiple cities are being corrupted by Shadow monsters simultaneously.
  • Mooks: The Kuros note , themed after train robbers.

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