YMMV / Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger

  • Abandon Shipping: Jasmine used to be the most shippable Dekaranger, that is until every pairing with her got abandoned in the 10 Years After upon confirming that she's now married with Hikaru, of all people.
  • Author's Saving Throw: The judgement on the Alienizers. In the series, the judgement is done in about 10 seconds by the "Highest Court in the Universe." That seems awfully quick to make a literal life or death decision (although some aliens who got judged did not get death sentences). Come the 10 Years After movie, it turns out that the court is on a planet that is time-displaced eight months for every 10 seconds of Earth's regular time, giving each criminal a more substantial trial.
  • Base-Breaking Character: Ban, either he's an awesome Red Ranger or an annoying screamer, though later post-series appearances have made him less of an annoyance.
  • Complete Monster: Agent Abrella sold many weapons supporting galaxy-destroying wars for fun and profit to most of the Alienizers, regardless of how many lives were taken. Once a galaxy is destroyed, he moves to the next to generate profit and destruction. Abrella treats any and all crime as a business opportunity, and it doesn't matter if you're destroying cities, selling slaves, pawning stolen merchandise, or filming child pornography, as long as the price is right, he'll be more than happy to sell you the tools you need to further your enterprise. And his Villainous Breakdown near the end of the series was caused merely because the Dekarangers were ruining his transactions. Yes, Abrella himself caused a citywide destruction spree and nearly destroyed the whole of the Space Police just so he could keep his job.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The opening song: "1! Emergency... 2! Dekaranger... 3! Action. 4! Perfect. 5! GET ON!" Also, the live version.
    • Aw, hell yes, the SWAT theme; "SWAT On! Dekaranger".
    • The 2nd ending, "Girls in Trouble", full stop. Also contains Fanservice galore.
    • The regular ending, Midnight Dekaranger, is pretty good, too. Bonus points for the singer being Isao Sasaki, who sang songs for Goranger and JAKQ and never sang another Super Sentai song until now.
    • Try to listen to "Dekaranger Action" without getting pumped. You can't.
    • Dekamaster Never Stop, Dekamaster's own jazzy theme song.
  • Ear Worm: Deka, Deka, Deka, Deka, Dekaraaangeeeeeer...
  • Harsher in Hindsight: If you've seen Tensou Sentai Goseiger, watching the scene in Full Blast where Deka Gold is only able to transform for a second before being on the receiving end of an attack by the villains is a lot harder to watch, considering that something very similar happened to Gosei Green, who's played by the same actor as Deka Green,, except he died as a result.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Originally, the planned name for this series was "Sirenger". However, this was changed due to the fact that there was an Eroge by the name of Sirenger, and Toei wasn't able to get the copyright. The full name of the eroge, ironically enough, is Tokumei Sentai Sirenger.
  • Ho Yay: Ban gets this with both Hoji and Tetsu.
  • Inferred Holocaust: A good number of the Alienizers faced often have rap sheets that include the decimation of entire planets, and the planet count alone can number in the hundreds. Now think about how many innocent lives alone they were responsible for.
  • Moe: Umeko, and how!
  • Narm: Hoji completely ruins a dramatic scene by whipping out the Gratuitous English at the worst possible time. "Goodbye... fo evah... and evah." Yeah.
  • Never Live It Down: Counting the teamup, Tetsu crossdressed a total of three times. In the eyes of fans, he pretty much lived in drag. Even Jasmine got caught up in this perception:
    Jasmine: (looking at the camera) But, it's the same as usual, so no surprise here.
  • Newer Than They Think: DekaGold is actually the very first gold ranger in the history of Sentai. This may seem strange to folks who grew up in the 90s and watched Power Rangers Zeo, which had a gold Sixth Ranger. As it turns out, KingRanger (the Gold Ranger's counterpart from Chouriki Sentai Ohranger) is actually considered to be a black ranger.
  • Psycho Lesbian: Succubus really comes off this way towards Jasmine.
  • Special Effects Failure: There are many times through out the series where the special effects are very conspicuous.
  • Tear Jerker: Episode 37. Well written and directed, this episode showed a tragic story involving Hoji, the woman he loved and her brother, who was a allienizer.
  • Too Cool to Live: Doggie, by the finale...or so it seemed.