The Shadow Line
Ideas for what the villains will be like.
Gritta will go One-Winged Angel or undergo some other transformation ala Buldont or Salamandes.She will go from the fat creature she is now into some new form for battle, possibly as a consequence of marrying Shadow Gaijin (Something mentioned in her pre-release bio).
General Schwartz will be the first villain to die.Pre-release info seems to paint him as The Heavy that wants to steal the Rainbow Line. He might go One-Winged Angel early on and get killed off as a Climax Boss. Alternatively...
Greeta will eventually gain an upgraded, more humanoid form, and she will be promoted to The Dragon.This isn't the first time that the villains in a sentai have had to take care of a child related to the Big Bad.
The Shadow Line commanders are counterparts to the TokkyugerSchwartz and Nero are Tokkati and Hikari, Noir is Mio and Greeta is Kagura then upgraded to also counterpart Wagon. The Darkness Emperor will be opposite to Conductor with a part of himself acting as opposite to Ticket, and a Sixth Commander will mix traits of Right and Tokkyu 6.
The Darkness Emperor's real name is ChernabogYes like the Slavic God. Alternatively:
The Darkness Emperor is the Russian-themed onePreferably with the first name Vladimir.
Greeta will make a Heel-Face TurnBoredom and curiosity will motivate her to sneak into the human world, which turns out to be more fun than the Shadow Line. There are a few ways this could go:
Madam Noir dies from a backstab from Greeta.
Greeta is in love with Schwartz.Based entirely off of her dreamily saying his name in the first episode.
The Shadow Line are Nazis by Other NamesThe main villains so far have European-sounding names. Schwartz resembles a Nazi General, and the Shadow Line train is similar to the trains that took Jews to the death camps. The Shadow Emperor will be an expy of Adolf Hitler and his plan would be to perform genocide on the humans. They decide to start with children since they're easier to kill.
Shadow Line HQ is built on top of what used to be the Tokkyugers' home townThe initial theory is that the team has amnesia because Shadow Line wiped out their home town. They have since resolved to try to find it and it would be thematic for their last stop, the enemy HQ, to be the former location of their Doomed Hometown
The Shadow Line were a manifestation of the Tokkyuger's imaginationWe're told that imagination can be a risky thing, at least when considering Kagura, and that they have no memories outside of the ones they learn in time. It might be a stretch, though they might have pretended to be aristocratic train owners and had that imagination take them so far that they wound up creating the Shadow Line. If you think about it, the villains are similar to the heroes, right down to the number and Theme Naming.
Zed is a red herring and will remain evil.The violet Tokkyuger will be a humanized Greeta.
The Emperor of Darkness will become ToQ0 for the final arc of the seriesHe will be able to grasp the light he has been seeking throughout the series, and said light would transform into a ToQ Changer, allowing him to become the white Tokkyuger. However, he will still be evil, as a way of showing that Light Is Not Good, and will beat the crap out of the Tokkyugers in his ranger form.
Z/Zed/Zet is a child the ToQGers knowSpecifically, he's a Forgotten Childhood Friend who took it really hard, allowing the Shadow Line to raise him in order to relieve him of his loneliness. His desire for "shine" is because he wants everything to himself and make everyone feel the sadness he had. At the end or near the end, the ToQGers will at least try to Set Right What Once Went Wrong. Assuming he doesn't die, the series may end with all six playing together as children.
The Sixth Ranger will use an airplane as its mechTo provide a contrast to the rest of the team.
The Sixth Ranger will be a White RangerAs we have the Rainbow Theme and White is the result of a mix of every color.
Tokkyu 6 will have access to the colors Indigo and Violet.It doesn't seem possible that Tokkyu 6 will be able to swap colors with any of the core 5 and if there won't be a Tokkyu 7 & Tokkyu 8, then Six might have the ability to change his Orange suit into the remaining 2 colors of the rainbow.
Unlike the core 5, Tokkyu 6 will be alive.
ToQ 6 will be the ToQGers imaginary friendIMAGINATION!!!
Toqger #6 will be from a city that falls to the Shadow LineIn Episode #2 we learn that it's likely that the main five are from a town that fell to the Shadow Line explaining why Ticket called them as good as dead and their lack of memories. It's possible that in the future they'll fail to save a city and one of the victims will become the sixth Toqger.
Tokkyu 6 and the (potential) other Tokkyugers all have special roles.Images show our mysterious sixth having hazard patterns on his suspenders, and around his Tokkyu number. Combined with his weapon, a light baton used to guide trains, he could be the Tokkyuger that lays down track for the line, or maintains routes. Likewise Purple/Violet and Cyan, if they appear will also have special roles.
Tokkyu 6 will be added into the heroes' childhood memories.In a form of a Remember the New Guy moment. This will be Played for Drama, where the heroes would question whether their memories were even correct in the first place.
The Emperor of Darkness will become ToQ 6.And his catchphrase: "The Shining Imagination!"
Kazuraba Kouta will become ToQ 6
Akira will be convinced that he doesn't have to die for his actions...By encountering a normal rainy day that he had nothing to do with. Possibly seeing some people actually having fun in the rain as well.
When he was a Shadow, Zalam attacked the ToQGers' hometown.And they fell out of their tree base because it was slippery due to him making it rain. They've been in comas ever since.
Akira actually will die near the end of the series.Thus turning his talks about dying into a "Funny Aneurysm" Moment.
There's a delusion involved.Delusions are often imagined realities to the extreme, and when strong enough, can affect the real world. For all we know, the Shadow-Line might be doing research into that particle to exploit and manipulate the Tokkyuger's imagination for evil. And then those three come in.
Here's how the mecha works
Railroads for the trainswill be instantly and magically built on the sky. This will prevent the train from squeezing in between each buildings, especially when it's meant to be for mecha vs giant monster battles.
There will be another Red Ranger appearing in the future.Another common thing with the previous three Sentai Yasuko Kobayashi has written as head writer is that there was a second Red Ranger (Timeranger had TimeFire, Shinkenger had Princess ShinkenRed, and Go-Busters had Dark Buster), so it wouldn't surprise me if there was a second red in Tokkyuger.
Secondary motifs for this seriesHere, besides Cool Trains, you may guess which other themes this series may have here:
Five-Man Band PredictionsHere, you may discuss which colour, character type associated with it etc will appear in the team:
There will be 9 Rangers.Colored Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet, Black, Gray, and White.
The Tokkyuger's base of operations will be a high tech train station.
What are Tokkuger's collectable items?You may put your guess below:
Den-O will appear for a cameo.It'll either be Den-O's actor in the actual series, or Den-O himself in a Super Hero Taisen movie. Or both.
The Suits will be modeled after Train ConductorsBut only Red's mecha will be a train. Like Gokaiger.
The mecha will work similar to New VoltronEach Mecha can be combined so that each team member can form the head giving a new mode/fighting style for the Combined Mecha to use.
The Transformation Device for this SentaiAre in a form of three items: Card, a Phone and a Gun.
The entire train system was built by this Sentai.To be specific, the Big Good designed the entire train system to get the rangers to any place. This is when he know the enemy team could pop up anywhere.
The Auxiliary Rangers have different roles.While the core five fight against the villains, there will be one ranger who maintains the tracks, one who survey the terrain etc. The Sixth Ranger is one of them, but went mia.
There will be Genius Bonus.In that there will be train facts as well as myths to deal with, particularly in the omake section.
All rangers are silver or white coloured.With their supposed designated colours being their secondary ones, in the form of lines that are decorated around the body. The Sixth Ranger could be an exception, being primary Black colour with white/grey/silver lines instead.
The reason that they are numbered
this series will have Gold and Silver Rangers.
In terms of tone, Tokkyuger will be one of the "middle of the road" series.
The lack of details in the costumes are due to the color change gimmick.
The Tokkyuger will get a second mech earlyThe main mech is FUGLY and so a second mech will be introduced early. Furthermore it will be able to combine with Red Pink and Yellow fixing the blocky bow legged design.
This will be one of the best sentais of all timeThis is wild mass guessing
This Sentai will have so many spin-offsJust a guess...
This Sentai will fall to the Star Trek Movie CurseIf you reflect back to a few years ago in retrospect, you might notice that the odd-numbered Sentai were well-received, while the even-numbered ones weren't so lucky. This just happens to be even-numbered.
There will be colour powersthat especially can be used to augment a ranger's personal weapon.
The extra trains (Scope, Tank, etc.) will get the Rangers additional forms.Not new rangers, but new colors, with their own weapons.
Near the end of the series, there will be a big revelation about Tokkyu-1.Hey, this is a Yasuko Kobayashi-written series, and it's happened with the Red Rangers of the three previous Sentai series she's written as the head writer, so why not?
An episode in which Tokkyu-4 and Tokkyu-5 switch powers will result in a Goranger referenceBecause it will lead to the numbers and colors being matched up with those of Goranger.
Hikaru from Mahou Sentai Magiranger will show up during the summer movie.The man's a huge train fanatic and he has his own magic train that can go almost anywhere, there's not a whole lot of nothing to stop him from showing up and gushing over all the trains everywhere.
One of the characters is the child of Hikaru and UraraAll their names mean Light, all we need is for one of them to have conspicuously absent parents and we're set.
The other four kids are......the child of Airi and Yuuto in this timeline, a third-generation Tatsumi child (probably of Matsuri), a relative to Sosuke and a relative to Agri.
The Sixth and Seventh Rangers will be Orange and Purple or White and Black respectivelyEvery member so far has represented a color of the rainbow, Pink can be a stand in for Violet in this case, the only two colours remaining are Orange and Purple(Indigo). White and Black come with this explanation: The Sixth Ranger in question will have the combined skills of the first five ToQgers, the Seventh will like a WMG above suggests, a former member of the Shadow Line, representing Light within Darkness and Darkness within Light
There will be eight Rangers. The last two will be Violet and CyanBased off of a pre-release image showing the Japanese word for Imagination. Each letter of it was a different color, six of them corresponding to known Tokkyuger colors (Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, Pink, & Orange). The last two letters in the word were Violet and Cyan colored, implying they might be joined by a Cyan and Violet Tokkyu 7 and Tokkyu 8.
During one of the heroes' henshin sequence,One enemy will try to be a smartass and cross over the white line, only to get crushed by an incoming train.
At some point the henshin will be weaponized.
The entire series is a product of the kid versions of the ToQgers imaginations.
Green has a crush on PinkIn the very first episode he clearly paid extra attention to her, when they were jumping on the dark train he stretch out an arm for her to catch, and when they first show off the color swapping mechanic, he was more gentle with her than his demeanor would suggest.
The rumoured Violet and Cyan Rangers will be a duo.Like the Go-On Wings who they share the numbers 7 and 8 with they will have the same changer and weapons and share a Megazord
The Tokkyugers aren't really dead, they are each in comasAfter all comas are a sleep like state, and they were shown as kids to have really active imaginations combine the two and they are able to project themselves into the world with Imagination! The whole "Chosen because you are dead" thing is really a Batman Gambit to get them to be really creative with how they use their powers so that they can go all out while still protecting people. Right was sleeping when he was first introduced after all.
The Tokkyugers are from South ParkEveryone is like Kenny for obvious spoiled reasons. Right is Cartman, Tokatti is Stan, Hikari is Kyle and the Sixth Ranger will be Butters. Also, conductor is Mr. Garrison and Ticket, Mr. Hat.
This series is in the same universe as Kamen Rider Den-OIt's just Kamen Rider Den-O focused on the time train. There is a death train in kamen rider movie, so why not an imagination train? Also, the conductor/owner is likely related.
There is a Light Emperor and it is TicketLight and Darkness must be in balance.
The Tokkyugers are like TidusAnd they'll earn their happy endings.
Right will live up to his main colourAfter all, of all the colors that make up light red is the one that travels the farthest.
Right died falling off the tree
Pink died as an infantNote that she still needs to hold someone's hand when getting in and out of the Ressha. Or maybe:
The TQGers all died unnaturallyBasically, they weren't supposed to have died right there and then.
The team aren't dead, just affected in some way by the Shadow Line.Since it now seems like the team's not actually dead, but somehow close, it can be guessed that shortly after the last memory they had as kids, something happened to them that caused them to not have anymore. Either their spirits were removed from their bodies or they're still kids and unconscious/in a coma. This state would allow them to still imagine, and thus the Rainbow Line used that to create "adult" forms for them to fight with.
ToQger will be a mystery show.The main plot will revolve around how the ToQgers died and how the Shadow Line is involved with their situation, if at all. The imagination theme is there to lighten the mood after some of the heavy stuff.
What Ticket really meant when the rangers are good as dead?He means that they are too incompetent to actually fight. They're not dead, but they would be quickly finished if not for their imagination. However, their heavy and sole reliance on their imaginary powers are the precise reason why they are chosen.
Ticket is evil.First of all, never trust a puppet. Second, it just seems like one of the obvious Wild Mass Guesses that just needs to be said. He might also end up being revealed as a vessel or avatar of some sort of the Darkness Emperor or otherwise involved in the Shadow Line's plots.
When adapted into Power Rangers...Toqger will be adapted into the most Lighter and Softer season of Power Rangers yet or take the Go-onger/R.P.M path and become Darker and Edgier than the source material.
The characters are alternate universe counterpart of Kamen Rider Den-ORight is Momotaros (the hot-blooded leader), Tokatti is Urataros (the thinker), Mio is either Kintaros or Hana, Hikari is Yuuto and Kagura is Ryoutarou. Following this pattern, sixth ranger would be the counterpart to either Ryutaros or Sieg.
The Tokkyugers are ALL imaginary friends.There's the rainbow theme, right? And there's the "light" theme in their names, right? And then there's the fact that a rainbow is a single beam of light refracted into a spectrum. If you put two and two together, the Tokkyugers could be a single psyche "refracted" into discrete personas, probably by a crystal or some shit.
A major twist in the series will be that Right is actually in a coma in the real world.The first thing we see of Right, he's sleeping on the Black Shadow and suddenly wakes up, not knowing how he got there. Not long after he meets his friends, who he hasn't seen since his childhood and has no memory of since. Then he becomes part of a super hero team with them based around the power of imagination. That's exactly the kind of thing a kid would come up with while playing with their friends, and a good dream to give himself while unconscious for a long while. They could do a lot with it too, like the villains realizing that if Right wakes up, they'll all disappear.
Ticket and Wagon were originally people.But how they came to be is linked to the rangers.Also, would you really think a robot would take selfies in her spare time?
The ToQgers are still children.The Conductor has said that the Rainbow Line picked them because of their powerful imaginations. Who has more imagination than a child?
There will be a character named LeftIt's common to have another red ranger in previous sentai series Kobayashi wrote on (Shinkenger, Timeranger). Since ToQ 1 is named Right, it's only natural that the polar opposite would be Left or something similar. Bonus points if its Hidari.
Following the pattern set by Goseiger and Go-Busters, the Bigger Bad will have the word Messiah in it's nameAlthough to be honest, this theory better be wrong...
Tokkuger = Official AkibarangerImagination=Delusion
The Rainbow Line is not actually invisibleThe ToQgers can demonstrably be seen by adults and children alike. The train (and at least Wagon) cannot. However, when stepping off the train, the ToQgers do not suddenly appear out of nowhere considering the utter lack of surprise of other people in the station. Conclusion: the Rainbow Line is not invisible, but remarkably unremarkable. Not unlike the TARDIS. Which brings me to the obvious... Could be similar to the Harry Potter series where magical places hidden where muggles live are implied to not actually be invisable but employs a spell that causes Muggles to not notice it. due to Muggles turning a blind eye to things that are unusual.
The Conductor is a Time LordWhat else? Consider also the Older than They Look entry on the show's Trivia page.
Right is the Shadow EmperorWe know that Right managed to wake up on the Shadow Line instead of the Rainbow Line. He also insists on continuing being a Tokkyuger and tells Kagura that having no memories means no obligations. They might be coincidences, though considering the writer for the show being known for Jigsaw Puzzle Plots, it could be possible.
The Shadow Line will eventually create a dark Toqger.He will be black, and numbered 0.
The finale will have all five ToQgers falling in front of the explosion.
The ToQgers will get an upgrade into ToQger IThe 'I' of course stands for i, the IMAGINAAAAATION! number.
All Shadow-Line crew are shadows from ToQGers.
The Legend Sentai Ressha......will appear in a future ToQGer movie, either the summer one or the Kyoryuger VS. We've had the Kyoryuger Ressha in Kamen Rider Taisen, so the most likely scenario is all the other Legend Sentai Ressha in the summer movie, followed by the one for the next sentai after ToQGer for the Early-Bird Cameo in the Kyoryuger VS.
Among the Super Sentai traininclude one representing the red mecha for the next season. It will be read as 'Super Sentai Ressha', found in the crossover with Kyoryuger and can summon the next sentai team when used.
Requisite 'everything is in their imaginations' theoryEverything is based on things the gang enjoyed. The Main Ressha are identical to toy trains they had, Wagon, Ticket and Conductor based on other toys, the Support Ressha on other interests of the gang, and Zaram on one of them being interested in Westerns. The Shadow Line are based on their visualisations of characters from old novels, and Zed was their bully.
Z will turn good.And become the violet ToQger.
The voice in episode #19 is from the Emperor of Light, but he is the star from the Z have saw earlier and God himself and ToQger Mecha.
ToQger vs. Kyoryuger will contain a few alludes to Kyoryuger: 100 Years After.
ToQger vs. Kyoryuger will reference the dinosaur trains from Go-Onger
The Hyper Mode power up will be used to fight in towns completely taken over by shadowAs shown in #24 the To Qgers cannot remain transformed in towns taken over by shadows for longer than 30 seconds. Perhaps the Hyper Mode will be a way around that.
The ToQgers are Changelings.The Rainbow Line is part of the Dreaming, which is why only people with high levels of Imagination (read: Glamour) can see it.