YMMV / Tensou Sentai Goseiger

  • Awesome Music: Despite the series not shining as much as the recent predecessors, at least up to the first one-third, its soundtrack is definitely on par with others'.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Exotic Brothers. They even outright say that it's a one-time thing.
  • Bizarro Episode:
    • Epic 7. Fits the trope to a T.
    • Epic 23. At least until the end of the episode, which sets up the Abare Headder.
  • Broken Base:
    • How Western Sentai fans feel about Goseiger. They either like it and the throwbacks to previous Sentai series (including Zyuranger, Dairanger and Magiranger) or they hate it because of bad characterization, uneven writing, gimmicks and reliance on them. Things cooled down once Gosei Knight joined the cast, but the show is still subject to intense scrutiny.
      • It doesn't help that it came after the highly acclaimed Samurai Sentai Shinkenger, as well as having the misfortune of running alongside the much beloved Kamen Rider Double and the equally well-liked Kamen Rider OOO, and when the double whammy of Power Rangers Samurai (the return of the series) and Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger (pirates, nostalgia and sheer awesomeness) hit in late 2010, they completely overshadowed Goseiger (Although in the case of Samurai, it's because it's commonly seen as a terrible season).
      • Points generally used in favor of the series include its awesome mecha fights and interesting villains, but offset by criticisms of its weak heroic cast and bad writing.
    • With the confirmation that the series is to be adapted as the 20th anniversary series, Power Rangers Megaforce, instead of the much more desirable Gokaiger, the criticisms are starting again. Though it was later eased somewhat when it was revealed that Megaforce would combine Goseiger and Gokaiger. However it somewhat flared back up again when Goseiger footage was still used in the second half of the series.
  • Complete Monster: Buredoran/Brajira is a fallen Gosei Angel seeking to destroy and rebuild the world because he deems it corrupt. In the distant past he murdered his allies to become more powerful, after which he escapes into the future, where he manipulates an alien army into invading Earth and unseals monsters born of pollution he himself sealed away to do his dirty work. After his memory is erased and he is enslaved by Robogog, he develops a relationship with Metal Alice. Together, they restore his memory and destroy Robogog. As thanks, Brajira murders a wounded Metal Alice. Brainwashing Gosei Knight, Brajira tries to enact his plan by using massive drills to destroy the world. When fatally wounded, he decides to just destroy the planet anyway, even though he canít make a new one. While claiming the world is corrupt, his attitude and omnicidal tendencies expose his noble motives as hollow and prove him to be just a madman with a god complex.
  • Ear Worm:
    • The ending theme "Gotcha* Goseiger".
    Sora ni kagayaku Rainbow! (Rainbow!)
    Seigi no nakama shugo! (Shugo!)
    Chikyuu no Power Tensou! (Tensou!)
    Muteki no tsuyosa Five Star! (Star!)
    • Have you listened to the song Moune danced to in Epic 11?
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Magis.
    • For Mecha, Manta Headder, simply because he turns the Gosei Great into a pirate themed mech. One can't help but wonder if its popularity inspired the next Sentai.
  • Epileptic Trees: Since his helmet was never shown in series, what animal was Gosei Green? His color and tribe made many suspect it was a Turtlenote . However, thanks to the Ranger Key Set Lost Edition, his animal is now official: a dolphin.
  • Fan Nickname: Hyper Change Headder = "Bullet Bill Headder"
  • Fan-Preferred Couple:
  • He's Just Hiding: Up until the very end, there was a strong group that believed Magis would return at some point, looking for clues where clues were not.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
  • Magnificent Bastard: Buredoran/Brajira.
  • Narm
    • The MOTW's "ominous buzzing" sounds like farting at points.
    • Kinggon and Makuin's Yuuma Buster sounds awesome... But then you see the posture that Makuin and Kinggon take to execute the move, with Makuin pretty much bending over while Kinggon stands behind him.
  • Narm Charm: Gosei Knight's hammy tendencies during his debut make him theatrically heroic.
  • Signature Scene: Alata punching out the darkness controlling Gosei Knight has become this. Even those who haven't seen the show know of this scene.
  • So Okay, It's Average: The general consensus. Being bookended by Shinkenger and Gokaiger doesn't help.
  • Special Effects Failure: Buredoran of the Chupacabra's claws are clearly EVA or a similar material, given how impossibly flexible they are whenever he moves his hands.
  • Squee!: A blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment in Epic 21. Takeru (not that one, or the other one), the boy who ordered the birthday cake that Eri's rushing to complete, shows up with his baby sister Hiromi, saying that the cake's for her first birthday. The camera pans over, and with uncanny timing Hiromi smiles into it. Cutest. Thing. Ever.note 
  • Tear Jerker: Epic 41. Poor Koro; it's like The Iron Giant all over again.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character:
    • The Landick siblings are the most underutilized characters in the show. One of Goseiger's problems are a little bit too much focus on the Skicks, especially Eri (Gosei Knight as well for being the only character that has a story arc), which is carried over to Megaforce. Agri in particular could play a similar role to Bouken Black Masumi as hinted in the first episode but was scrapped later on.
    • Fans will never know details about Burajira's past aside from him betraying the other Gosei Angels. Is there a catalyst for his traitorous side? Is he a Skick Landick or Seaick? Since the series is over none of this will be answered. On the other hand, some people feel that we didn't really need to know what his deal was.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot:
    • The origins of Knightic Power. It was never really explained. It would be really cool if it was related to a secret or ancient tribe. The same applies to Gosei Knight, who could perfectly be a lost ancient warrior from Gosei World instead of a Sentient Headder.
    • In the same vein as Knightic Power: The show has tribes associated with the Land, Sea, and Sky. Burajira is a fallen Gosei Angel. It would have made perfect sense to reveal that instead of being a Skick, Landick, or Seaick, he was from an exiled fire-based tribe, the Flamick, as an allusion to another fallen angel.
    • During their battles against Warstar, Alata had personal battles against Dereputa. The same kind of happened between Agri and Kingugon during Yumajuu arc (but only towards the end of the arc, thus making it another example of this). Why couldn't we have the same during Matrintis arc, but with Hyde? His water based powers and analytical strategic mind would be used in a great manner if put against a stronger Matrintis's general.
    • The Gosei World is not shown (or at least details on the Angels' daily life or tribe rivalry) at all.
    • More use of combined elemental attacks would be interesting, like Wind+Ice or Water+Land or Thunder+Water. Those could be used in several creative ways.
    • Magis, who created a lot of fan speculation, ended up being not very important outside of a few episodes.
  • Tough Act to Follow: This came immediately after aforemetioned Shinkenger, which in addition to being beloved by many Japanese Tokusatsu fans, also served as a gateway for many Power Rangers fans due to Disney choosing to air a re-edit of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers instead of adapting Shinkengernote , resulting in many new fans going into this series with high expectations.
  • Vanilla Protagonists: The Goseigers themselves.
  • Vindicated by History: Goseiger is not that well-received by the fans, especially since it was pitted together with Shinkenger and Gokaiger. However once Go-Busters, Kamen Rider Wizard and Megaforce came into the picture it received less hate compared to when it just started, making this trope a common cycle among Toku series in Japan. Getting an (arguably) better translation (by sub group Millionfold Curiosity) may have helped too.
  • Woolseyism: The Millionfold Curiosity subtitles translate the monster names so that Western viewers can tell what movie they'r derived from.