YMMV: Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger

  • Accidental Innuendo: When Virsun Joyro-fies the reservoir in episode 22, it really looks like he's taking a giant piss.
    • Luckiero tends to make rather suggestive sounds whenever someone else reaches into his stomach-pouch...which given that Luckiero himself seems to be made of cloth, could well be considered a bodily orifice.
  • Ass Pull: Practically Once an Episode from episode 6-12. Invariably, a team member would "conveniently" remember a Zyudenchi with a weird power that might help against the MOTW and whip it out with little to no in-show foreshadowing at all. Although this was probably to rush out the abilities of the Zyudenchi. That said, the team was shown to be learning the Zyudenchi powers and training with early on, even if they didn't yet spell out what all the powers were, so it's not completely out of nowhere.
  • Awesome Music: Kyoryu Red Carnival's theme (called "Cho Shinka/Super Evolution! Kyoryu Beat!"), which takes the Kamen Rider Den-O route and has a remix for each form, each based around a different musical genre.
    • The tune playing when Bragigas transforms ("Houkou! Bragigas"), being suitably epic to herald the transformation of the Kyoryuger's final mecha. Gigant Bragi-Oh's theme song also qualifies.
    • "Solid Bullet", which plays whenever Ian does something badass.
    • "Kyoryu Gold! Iza!!" Qualifies as well. It is, after all: a Psychic Lover song, and it has an overall intense Ancient Samurai vibe going for it. It's used most prominently in Utsusemimaru's opening episodes
    • "Show Me, Call Me, I'm Amy", Amy's Image Song, which burrows itself into your brain and NEVER EVER gets out.
  • Base Breaker: Daigo. Awesome hero, or show-stealing Marty Stu?
  • Broken Base: The below mentioned reason for why there wouldn't be a Kyoryu Yellow left some fans with a bitter taste in their mouth.
    • Is the series good despite of Daigo or because of it?
    • The series finale itself is either bravely awesome of epic proportions or an example on how a Creator's Pet Marty Stu fought the Big Bad all by himself while his teammates are giving a Deus ex Machina to him in form of the freaking main theme as the Melody of the Earth.
    • The dissonance between the show's ratings and toy sales indicate another break. Its ratings were poor for a Sentai series, but its toy sales were through the roof.
  • Crazy Awesome: Dr. Ulshade/Kyoryu Violet I. What do you expect when he's played by Shigeru Chiba, of all people?
    • Yayoi also follows in her grandfather's footsteps when she jumps into Plezuon's open mouth while screaming "Brave in!" so he can help save the day.
    • Though that last point did receive foreshadowing as far back as Yayoi's introduction.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Ian is shaping up to be this. Being an Expy of Gai Yuki sort of helps.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Souji (later Utsusemimaru)/Amy seem to be getting this treatment.
    • Judging by the comments for Brave 22, Daigo/Yayoi is quickly getting support.
    • After episode 40, Nobuharu/ Candelilla became this.
    • And if you're a Yaoi Fangirl, chances are that you ship Ian/Souji. The amount of fanart out there is staggering.
  • Game Breaker: Not only is Debo Akkumoon's power REALLY effective (to the point of being able to use a pillow so comfy, it causes the target to instantaneously fall asleep, allowing him to then enter their dreams to attack them.), but he was created by Luckyuro, meaning that Akkumoon is the only Debo Monster thus far that does not feed off emotion.
  • Genius Bonus: At the start of Brave 31, Nobuharu recites a haiku he came up with to advertise a festival. Ucchi quietly asks "what could a haiku be?" This is because haiku started developing into its modern form in mid-16th century, and he was not around during this time (as Dogold took over his body just a few years before).
  • Harsher in Hindsight
    • When Kyoryuger news first broke, the fact that the team sidearm served as the changer caused some mild surprise; and there was even a little early speculation among Western fans that Saban might change things when it comes time to adapt the series for Power Rangers and make something else the morpher because of violence concerns. A week or two later came the Sandy Hook tragedy where a gunman entered a school and shot up a class of six-year-olds, making gun control issues the major point of discussion for a while.
    • Debo Kyawaeen is a straight reuse of an idea from Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger Season 2 (though the idea had been used a lot in Sentai by that point). While that one was Played for Laughs though (Red becomes The Chew Toy basically), this one played it deadly straight by introducing Child Fear (it seduced all adults, taking parents away from their children.) A similar idea was used a few years prior in Samurai Sentai Shinkenger.
  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: Candelilla telling Nobuharu that she would date him if they weren't enemies was meant to by a funny moment, but come episode 40, it looks like she meant it.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Two with a connection to its predecessor:
    • Go-Busters have gotten praise for its several references to Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. Well, making the Sentai series that premieres on MMPR's 20th anniversary a dinosaur-themed Sentai has got to count for something.
    • Probably not planned, but it is funny that Go-Busters had two former Yellow Rangers appear, one as a new Ranger, as well as it's own Yellow Ranger when Kyoryuger gets the distinction of being the first Sentai series since Dengeki Sentai Changeman to not have a Yellow Ranger. Although, thanks to the Unfortunate Implications below, this has suddenly turned into a "Funny Aneurysm" Moment.
      • Its Power Rangers counterpart is the first series to break Power Rangers' record of having a Yellow Ranger in every series.
      • Also, Kyoryu Blue seems to be older than his team mates, just like Blue Buster.
      • Green has a father who wants him to succeed him in his dojo. Sounds like Gao White.
      • Torin is a mentor figure that takes the form of a bipedal animal. Sounds more like a bird variation of Doggie Kruger.
    • It is uncertain if this is intentional or not, but the members of the Deboss Army appear to be based off of the protagonists from The Wizard of Oz. Luckyuro resembles the Scarecrow, Aigaron is the Tin Man, Dogold is like the Cowardly Lion, Candelila could be Dorothy (despite looking nothing like her), Chaos could be Glinda, Endorf is either Toto or a winged monkey, and lastly Master Deboss shares similarities with the wizard himself.
    • Just the name Dogold, when he's revealed to be the Sealed Good in a Can for Utsusemimaru/KyoryuGold.
    • In the movie we have Spinodaioh, a deep blue Samurai themed Mecha, and now we have Kamen Rider Gaim, an Samurai themed rider, with a deep blue base suit and the same "Moon" detail in the head.
      • Speaking of which, the Super Hero Time bumper where the actors have to name all the characters in both Kyoryuger and Kamen Rider Gaim leads to Daigo making up a 'Kamen Rider Mango' and 'Kamen Rider Pink', well before the reveal of Baron's Mango Arms AND Energy Rider Marika!
      • The arc where Plezuon debuts mentions that Dr Ulshade had discovered a dead world where Deboth had already wiped out the dominant insect-like race - did they just stumble on the solution to Helheim?
    • The Kyoryugers' color set up (with Green and Black with no Yellow) was foreshadowed by the Sentai formed by the two token Japanese characters from Monica's Gang's Spinoff Teens manga. Not just that, but said team's Pink Ranger was a waitress who wore a maid uniform for work, much like Amy.
    • Prior to the name of Deathryuger being announced, fans had taken to calling him "KyoryuNavy." Now, in 100 Years After, KyoryuNavy is the actual codename for Daigo and Amy's male descendant!
    • The rumours about Torin being Kyoryu Gold are a lot funnier after you find out who ends up being Kyoryu Silver.
    • #27 has Ucchi making up a ridiculous Transformation Sequence that involves dancing around and going 'nin ninnin, nin ninnin'.
  • Holy Shit Quotient: #28 has Giant Torin vs Kyoryuzin duking it out.
    • #36 has Torin turn into a Kyoryuger to fight his Evil Knockoff, who then grows and is blasted away by every single Zyudenryu at once! Damn.
    • #39 is going to up the previous two with 'all ten Kyoryugers going to kick ass against Deathryuger.
    • #41 will have all ten Kyoryugers stated above piloting all the mechas which includes SpinDaioh. Hell yeah.
    • You will never be prepared for the HSQ of #47. It has the entire team getting together for the final battle. Meanwhile Torin is destroying hell.
      • Wait, there's more! We have both a new Kyoryu Cyan and Gray, Dr. Ulshade is returning and Gentle, Amy's butler is actually gonna kick ass against Zorima! This is going to ROCK.
      • What, you still aren't convinced? How about Nobuharu holding back a horde or Paramonsters? Ian and Souji dealing with an entire army, dual wielding guns and swords, respectively? Utchy and Dogold performing an Enemy Mine to take down Endolf before having a final duel?
  • Ho Yay: But of course. There's a particular moment where Ian is forced to repeat the same situation that resulted in his friend's death, and right after he saves Daigo, there's a slow-mo scene where he catches him... and they hug very dramatically... and yeah.
    • As if there wasn't enough Ho Yay between Ian and Souji in the main series itself, their characters in the TOEI HERO NEXT movie will be sharing a kiss scene.
  • Iron Woobie: Rika, Nobuharu's niece. She's only six years old, but she has come to terms with her father's death and knows that he isn't ever coming back.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Amy/Souji, Amy/Utsusemimaru, and Amy/Daigo have all been teased to varying extents.
  • Les Yay:
    • Amy and Yayoi in episode 39.
    • Amy and Yoko hug and hold hands after attacking Buglers in Kyoryuger vs Go-Busters. Before the fight, Yoko have her a piece of candy and said she looked good in her uniform.
  • Marty Stu: Daigo is accused of being one by fans.
    • In all honesty, this is probably due to Riku Sanjo's decision to single-handedly write the whole series note  and he was also able to get some good Character Development for everyone else despite it. It should also be noted that all the heroes are ridiculously cool, which may help to balance out Daigo's position, at least to his fans.
  • Memetic Badass: For those who don't think of him as a Marty Stu, Daigo Kiryu, and how! Kicks butt the best way he does, and gaining the Carnival Mode adds more dose of badassery.
  • Memetic Mutation: Nobuharu's puns are rapidly earning this reputation. Expect /m/ and other Rider discussion places to react to bad puns with "NOSSAN!" much like Carlos in The Magic School Bus.
    • /m/ has actually placed Nossan in the Triforce of Puns, alongside Carlos and Ultros.
  • Moe: Yayoi. Luckyuro and Candelilla are rare villainous examples.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Chaos crossed it in episode 45 when he ordered the deaths of Candellila, Luckyuro, and Aigaron despite just moments before claiming they were like family to him.
  • Most Annoying Sound: Man, why the hell the Kyoryuger's gear have to scream that much? It was a bit funny at first, but it got old very fast.
    • The "samba whistle" also got very old very quickly for some viewers.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: All the entries in the previous trope for those of us who don't hate them.
  • Narm: Kyoryu Green first transforming by himself in Brave 3, doing the little dance when he's seemingly trying to be discreet.
    • The mooks are there. The MotW is challenging them. They overcame some hardships before this fight and they are ready to kick some ass. They use their revolvers like badass gunmen. And then, they started to dance to samba. Get ready to see this as a regular scene.
    • It gets especially bad in Brave 12, with the samba ruining the epicness of all six rangers transforming together at the same time and the samba music drowns out the Awesome Music, twice!
      • Although for some this is a case of Narm Charm.
      • It helps that they don't always do the dance, as well.
    • Although it was a sad moment seeing King getting Amy to safety while he confronts Deboss on his own, it's hard to look at him pushing her out of the Frozen Castle and into the path of an oncoming dinosaur mecha that eats her without cracking up. Especially since one of the people piloting said mecha is her competition in the Love Triangle they have.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Aigaron developed a split personality. The other personality is even worse than regular Aigaron, gaining pitch black eyes, suffering from fits of anger, and attacking his comrades. Even worse, in #46, it's revealed that Aigaron was Dead All Along and his new power is a result of Lord Chaos resurrecting him to be his undead soldier.
    • #35 has the Deboss infecting the team's powers, warping and throwing off-tune their morph music. It's actually pretty disturbing to hear.
  • Shipping Goggles: A literal example with Debo Jakireen.
  • The Woobie: Debo Batissier, arguably. His only job and desire was to make cake, but had to be taken down after something possessed him.
    • Poor Utsusemimaru. Let's count the ways: he was tricked by a Mook that was disguised as a kid, and his lord shielded him and died. Not to mention, the rest of his fellow friends were killed, and just as Torin was about to die he was so consumed with rage that Dogold possessed him for the past four centuries. Last but not least, he can't team up with the group due to a lot of his problems and the fact that Daigo is a splitting image of his own lord. Can you not blame him for needing a big hug right now?
    • Torin, as shown in the Fridge and Tear Jerker page, has gone through some horrible shit for 65 million years. The dinosaurs died off, Ramirez, Utsusemimaru, and Te Sai died and he hasn't had people to talk to him in between assembling the Kyoryugers.
    • Dogold. Yes, you read that right, Dogold, of all folks. He has a hard time trying to find a host body that will last long enough so that he himself can live, and everyone/everything pisses him off. Also easily counts as a Jerkass Woobie.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Chief producer Takahito Ohmori explained that since the Kyoryugers have to defeat dinosaurs to unlock their transformation they thought a mostly male team made sense, and since Yellow characters have been female in the past few shows they thought kids would consider a male Yellow "feminine".
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: There's a bit of a debate going on as to what exactly Luckyuro's gender is.
  • What an Idiot: In Debo Tanabanta's desperation to survive, he has a hand in his first death: he wrote on his own cursed Tanabata slips. After using two, he pretty much weakened himself.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: The ending of #28 has Torin committing seppuku in order to prevent himself from killing Kyoryujin. And this is a series all about being brave!
  • Win Back the Crowd: After the poor performance of Tokumei Sentai Go Busters, this series reverts the Sentai formula back to the cheerful atmosphere and an awesome cast with likeable heroes and villains. That is until Daigo becomes a Spotlight-Stealing Squad Marty Stu of ridiculous proportions.
    • And it actually ended up having even worse ratings than Go-Busters. This is somewhat justified though, since Sentai decline rates are recently increasing nowadays, starting with Goseiger.
    • At least Kyoryuger succeeds (sort of) in winning back the crowd for being a massive financial success thanks to its ridiculously high toy sales of 14 billion yen, giving both Ohranger and Gaoranger a run for their money.
  • Woolseyism: The subbing group Over-Time does this with Nobuharu's jokes, often translating them so that they work with the original context but still make sense in English. Kind of a necessity with a Pungeon Master character whose nearly every line contains a groanworthy pun that really depends on which word sounds just like which other word in the original language.