Oddly enough, while the show was airing, he was actually considered something of a Scrappy, due to the fact that he made the series considerably Lighter and Softer, and because he replaced Commander Kujirai. Some even point to him as a principal cause of JAKQ being the only Super Sentai to be canceled. Of course, the reason why he was introduced in the first place was because kids were avoiding JAKQ because it was getting too much Darker and Edgier for them.
Guess who represents JAKQ in both Gaoranger'sandGokaiger's anniversary teamup movie? Not bad for a guy who was originally part of an unpopular Re Tool.
Harsher in Hindsight: JAKQ is funded by an organization called ISSIS. One less "S" and it becomes REALLY uncomfortable.
The series itself. Back in the day, it started as too much Darker and Edgier than Goranger for the kiddies, and then when its tone and direction swerved, it lost what those who did enjoy it liked about it, ultimately pleasing no one and having its episode count slashed; its predecessor went 89 episodes while it went 35. Today? Pre-changes, it's the dark sentai that adult fans love, and post-changes, it's the sentai that has you-know-who.