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    Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger 
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Masqueraise! Kaitou Change! Lupinranger!

General Tropes

  • Antagonist Abilities: The Patrangers would have a much easier time chasing them down if the Lupinrangers' vehicles weren't all capable of flight, a trait that their own vehicles sorely lack.
  • Anti-Hero: Goes back and forth between this and Anti-Villain, as their only motivation is to steal back the Lupin Collection from the Ganglers and they have no problems breaking laws if necessary.
  • Badass Cape: Like the Gorangers and Magirangers, the Lupinrangers gain stylish capes when transformed.
  • Badass in Distress: In the trailer of VS Kyuranger, the Lupinrangers were kidnapped some point.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Both transformed and untransformed.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: They can't destroy Ganglers until they steal back the Lupin Collection item they possess lest their deal with Kogure be rendered moot, which usually puts them at odds with the Patrangers who aim to either apprehend or execute the alien criminals on sight.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Each of the Lupinrangers lost a loved one in a traumatic fashion to the Ganglers. They are seeking the power of the Lupin Collection to bring them back.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: By using Good Striker, one Lupinranger can split themself into three, each using a different weapon (the VS Changer and the Lupin Sword in sword mode and claw mode respectively)
  • Fragile Speedster: The Lupinrangers are a lot more maneuverable than the Patrangers and employ a lot more Confusion Fu.
  • Gun Fu: Employ this liberally.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: They are so focused on collecting the Lupin collection,have no problem breaking the law, and can be a bit of a dick at times when dealing with their methods especially to Patrangers but their are times where they shown genuine concern to the safety of civilians and Patranger and are willing to help them if needed.
  • Older Hero vs. Younger Villain: An heroic example. The Lupinrangers are the younger antiheroes to the Patrangers' older heroes.
  • Pet the Dog: There will be moments where they will let the Patrangers have their victory by assisting them or letting them take out the Gangler, usually by passing Goodie to them. Justified in that it doesn't matter who takes out the Gangler, as long as they have the collection piece at the end of it.
  • Phantom Thief: It's right there in the title. Their M.O is to get in, take the treasure, defeat the Gangler and get out as fast as possible. Preferably, before anyone else (like Patranger) appear.
  • Poor Communication Kills: If they would just explain to the Patrangers what the hell is going on they might get valuable allies who could help them beat the Ganglers. Of course, considering the Patranger's slightly Black and White Morality that might not work.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: The three have a promise that each one wouldn't hesitate to sacrifice the others if needed; so long as one of them can successfully recover the entire Collection, the Dream will come true.
    • This primarily extends to the situation. If there is no other way out, then they will not hesitate to sacrifice one another. They will not allow the other to sacrifice themselves due to recklessness.
  • The Promise: Between all three, and between them and their benefactor Kogure.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Their primary goal is robbing the Ganglers of the purloined Lupin Collection artefacts. As such, they're willing to leave the Patrangers to finish off the villains after they've gotten what they were after.
  • Secret Identity: They are phantom thieves so keeping their identities unknown to the public is important, especially with three cops on their tail at all times. This is justified further that since they opened up a small restaurant (Jurer) that happens to be close range with GSPO base (either coincidence or they did not notice it) and of all people, the three cops who were their rivals become regular customers at Jurer. In addition, during battles, they addressed each other with their colour code while the cops refers each other by names.
  • Sole Survivor: Each member was present, but conspicuously spared, at the scene of a mass-murdering Gangler's attacks.
  • Suicide Mission: They're treating the thieving business as this, prepared to sacrifice each other or themselves if necessary as long as the others finish the mission without them.
  • Super Powers for a Day: While the Lupinrangers had their own powers already, they too can become Patrangers at the end of the VS Kyuranger trailer.
  • You Are Worth Hell: THE defining trait of the Lupinrangers as by the end of the show sacrifice everything in order to save the people they lost to the Ganglers. And their loved ones more than repay them by taking on the mantle of phantom thief in order to save them in return.

Kairi Yano/Lupin Red

Portrayed by: Asahi Itou (live), Kosuke Asai (suit)

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  • A Child Shall Lead Them: He's the youngest of the main cast, colored red, and his actor receives top billing.
  • Catchphrase: After transforming, he tells a foe "You've been warned".
    • He also had a habit of saying 'arigachu' (thanks muchly) instead of proper 'arigatou' (thank you very much).
  • Combat Pragmatist: Isn't above using the Patrangers as a decoy against the monsters.
  • Dramatic Irony: Unlike Touma and Umika, Kairi wears his heart on his sleeve, which makes him the worst possible choice to lead a Gentleman Thief double life. The payoff comes when Keiichirou is unknowingly on to him.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: In a rare heroic case, he seems genuinely confused to why the Patrangers, specifically Keiichiro, would be willing to put their lives on the line for a job.
  • Forced into Evil: Sort of. He didn't become a Lupinranger by choice, but it was the only way to reach for his dream of undoing his brother's death. But on the other hand, he's not that impressed at how terms like 'justice' won't do anything about it, so he came to embrace his Gentleman Thief way instead of getting a more legit job. Despite the below quote, Kairi eventually decides he's not being forced at all: he enjoys being a thief for its own sake, and would enjoy it even if he wasn't trying to revive his brother.
    It's not like we became thieves because we wanted to! Who cares about your "justice"!?
  • Former Teen Rebel: Was once a typical yankii before adopting the mannerisms of a Gentleman Thief.
  • Gratuitous French: He tends to spice his speech up like this, e.g saying Adieu when escaping.
  • Image Song: Ice World
  • It's All My Fault: He blames himself for his brother's death at the hands of a Gangler as he wouldn't have been in the alley the monster was passing through if Kairi hadn't pushed him down there.
  • The Leader: Of the Lupinrangers.
  • Sanity Slippage: Throughout the 20s and 30s, more and more of Kairi's victories start to come at the cost of his own mental well-being. While it allows him to claim two of the Patranger's Trigger Machines for himself, along with the Lupin Magnum, and even No-Sell some Gangler attacks that rely on normal human behavior to work, every victory Kairi earns this way leaves him even more bitter and angry than before. Eventually even his own teammates start to notice that there's something deeply wrong with Kairi.
  • The Resenter: Kairi's deeply aware of his own personal and moral failings compared to his brother and Keiichiro, having spent much of his life trying in vain to emulate the former and seeing his reflection in the latter. This eventually culminates in Kairi's decision that he likes being a phantom thief much better than trying to measure up to them.
  • The Unfettered: As of episode 34, where he had to shoot his fetter to claim the Lupin Magnum.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Has this in regards to his older brother. The fact that he acted so similarly to Keiichiro causes him no small amount of conflict.
  • You Remind Me of X: Though he never outright says so, he has begun to notice some similarities between his older brother and his police rival Keiichiro, and his issues as The Resenter towards the former has led to a fair bit of friction with the latter, not to mention his mental state.

Touma Yoimachi/Lupin Blue

Portrayed by: Shogou Hama (live), Yasuhiro Takeuchi (suit)

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  • Badass Baritone: As part of his gentleman thief persona.
  • Berserk Button: Episode #27. Touma absolutely does not like being reminded about the time he was dancing in skin-tight leotard. Unfortunately, in-universe, the characters around have a tendency to not let him forget.
  • Catchphrase: He often says "That's the rule".
  • Gentleman Thief: He is gentlemanly at heart.
  • Image Song: Oath
  • The Lancer: Tooma's the calm and analytical to Kairi's impulsive and unpredictable nature. However, he's even more impulsive and reckless when it comes to collecting the Lupin Collection and almost compromised the Lupinrangers by trying to steal the Patrangers VS Changers while the Police Sentai was eating at the Bistro they use as a front. He can be forgiven though because unlike Kairi and Umika, who are trying to revive their brother and best friend respectively, he's trying to revive his fiancée. Of course he's desperate to get her back.
    • He's also the one Lupinranger that didn't have much closer contact to the Patrangers, while Kairi and Keiichirou has at least interacted cordially before, and Umika was on quite good terms with Sakuya and Tsukasa. Their interactions are minimal, only when the Patrangers ate at the Bistro. Because of this, Touma stays as the most cynical of the team, and combined with his own recklessness and impulsiveness towards getting the Lupin Collection, this might not make him feel that conflicted or sympathetic of the Patrangers as compared to his two teammates that has learned bits of the Patrangers' side of story.
  • Never Live It Down: An in-universe example, Kairi and Umika will never let him live down the dance he did with Sakuya in #27.
  • Not So Stoic: After spending the whole series as The Stoic, he spends his whole reuinion with his fiancée looking like he's trying his hardest not to cry in joy.
  • The Comically Serious: Even when involved in funny scenes, Touma rarely leaves his serious and stoic demeanor, making his scenes even funnier.
  • The Lost Lenore: His fiancée was murdered by a Gangler and he hopes to use the power of the Lupin Collection to wish her back to life.
  • Team Chef: Seems to be quite good at cooking. Unlike Umika, apparently. He learned it from his beloved fiancée, Aya. Before that he hadn't even held a knife in the kitchen. Crosses into Supreme Chef when it's revealed that he was good enough to work in a famous and very difficult to get into French restaurant.
  • The Smart Guy: He's the intelligent and methodical member of the Lupinrangers. Also, the responsible one to Kairi and smart one to Umika, who doesn't seem to be always onto everything.

Umika Hayami/Lupin Yellow

Portrayed by: Haruka Kudo (live), Ayumi Shimozono (suit)

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  • Action Girl: She fights well and can kick ass just like her male teamates
  • The Chick: By virtue of being the only female on the team.
  • Catchphrase: She had "Safe, safe" when bad things almost happened.
  • Cryptic Conversation: Invokes this in Episode 4 to aid the Patrangers in a missing person case.
  • Damsel in Distress: More often than not, she has to be bailed out of a dangerous situation by her fellow Lupins. This gets a bit darker in #7 when it turns out she has a complex about being the one who gets saved due to her Survivor Guilt over her best friend Taking the Bullet for her when Zamigo tried to kill her.
  • The Ditz: She's not the brightest on the team.
    • Episode 4 starts to subvert this, as she takes a slightly pragmatic approach to informing the Patrangers about the Lupin Collection piece the Monster of the Week possesses so that they can save their victims. And in turn she does get the collection piece at the end.
  • Gendered Outfit: Gets this twofold. One is the usual Proper Tights with a Skirt in her ranger form. The other is her thief attire which also includes a skirt and lacks the Nice Hat her male members have; instead donning a cocktail headband with hat ornament.
  • Genki Girl: Umika may get tired out as a waitress during a lunch rush, but when she's on a mission, her energy and enthusiasm are boundless.
  • Guile Hero: In episode 13, she uses Tsukasa as a shield against Naiyo Kapaja. While this looks like a case of Pragmatic Villainy, it's revealed that she put her mask in Tsukasa's clothes to serve as a protection, just to catch Kapaja off guard
  • Guilt-Ridden Accomplice: Of her team, she shows the most desire to comply with the authorities.
  • Image Song: Dear My Friends
  • Shipper on Deck: For Keiichiro and Mana, in episode 17.
  • The Heart: Episode 4 shows she cares about the victims of the Ganglers to the point that she'll pass info onto the Patrangers to help save them.
  • Token Good Teammate: The only Lupinranger who bothers to care about civilians and the rival Patrangers during big fights.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Tsukasa's Tomboy.
  • Tragic Dropout: It's revealed that she had to drop out of high school due to becoming a Lupinranger, which caused some friction with her parents.
  • Why Did It Have To Be Spiders?: Just seeing one of these creepy crawlies can blow her cover.

    Keisatsu Sentai Patranger 
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Patrise! Keisatsu Change! Patranger!

General Tropes

  • Can't Catch Up: Subverted. Relative to the Lupinrangers, who as the show goes on start to take more and more of the power-ups for themselves. All of the Patrangers manage to keep up even without any upgrades, but Keiichiro stands out for actually beating Noel, who had a better suit than his and even more motivation to win, in a one-on-one duel. This become averted in the final episode. where Keiichiro finally uses the Siren Striker to become Super Patren 1gou as an 11th-Hour Superpower.
  • Fusion Dance: With the power of the Good Striker, the Patrangers can fuse into one powerful Patranger known as Patren U-gou, which is a pun of "Yuugou" (the Japanese word for Fusion).
  • Gender Bender: All of them get subject to this in #11.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: They aren't aware of the intricacies of the Lupin Collection or the Ganglers, and don't seem to be in any hurry to learn. Even when they do learn more about the collection it doesn't go beyond "They have the potential to destroy the world when gathered."
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Their shoulders are heavily armoured and can deflect enemy attacks.
  • Mighty Glacier: As the bulkier armor-like design implies, they can take much more punishment from attacks than the Lupinrangers.
  • No Respect Guy: Due to coming onto the scene as rangers quite a while after the Lupinrangers' debut, they are significantly less popular than their rivals and their attempt to rectify that through a propaganda film promoting their organisation ended disastrously.
  • Older Hero vs. Younger Villain: An heroic example. The Patrangers are the older heroes to the Lupinrangers' younger antiheroes.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Combined with their Iron Butt Monkey status, the various abuses they suffer and the lighter tone of their Police Procedural portion of any episode provide the lion's share of the show's levity.
  • Super Cop: Like the Dekarangers before them, they're super-powered police officers.
  • The Everyman: Of Super Sentai in general. If the Patranger's didn't get their VS.Changers in the beginning of the series. They would still be three ordinary policemen in a world where superhumans, monsters, and gods walk among men.
  • The Unchosen One: It turns out that when Noel had modified the collection pieces the GSPO had at the time, they were sent over to deal with the rising Gangler threat in Japan without his consultation and they were not supposed to have been given that kind of power to begin with.

Keiichiro Asaka/Patren 1gou

Portrayed by: Kousei Yuuki (live), Masashi Takada (suit)

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  • Ascended Fanboy: When he was young, he had a field trip suspended due to a criminal loose and he wanted to protect his classmates by defeating him. He was confronted by an police officer to allow him to take care of the bad guy for him. The criminal was apprehended by the cops and from then on, he was inspired to become the ideal policeman that could protect others.
  • Bad "Bad Acting": Due to his super-seriousness, if he's acting for a film, he's sounding like a stiffed robot. Strangely, he's 'convinced' that he's pretty good once the final product is out, much to the surprise of Tsukasa, Hilltop and Jim.
  • Black and White Morality: To Keiichiro there are good people and then there are those who commit crimes and there is no middle ground. This is why he always tries to get the Patrangers to pursue the Lupinrangers whenever they run into each other, in spite of the latter being antivillains at worst.
  • Character Development: Over the course of the series he mellows out considerably, to the point where after discovering the true identities of the Lupins, he's willing to throw away his badge and help them if it means keeping Kairi from marching to his death.
  • The Comically Serious: He takes his job very seriously and doesn't crack a smile, not even when given candy. Not even when he enjoys it. As a result, when he attempts to smile... it's awkward.
  • Determinator: When it comes to the Phantom Thieves, while he's passionate, he knew when to stop at times (like if they indirectly helped him). But about serving and protecting the common people and making sure they're safe and able to do their daily activities in peace? Not even being heavily poisoned will stop his willpower to go through his mission and destroy the culprit. And don't tell him to stay in the hospital when there's a Gangler on the loose either, he's still entering the battle despite all the wounds he got, until the Gangler is dead.
  • Friend to All Children: His intense passion for the job stems from his desire to keep the public safe, especially children. Too bad they don't seem to return the favor.
  • Hidden Depths: Keiichiro is actually quite perceptive, sometimes picking up small, subtle hints and he does go out of his way for a friend. Now if only he wasn't so Hot-Blooded all the time...
  • Hot-Blooded: He is very passionate about his job and defending his ideas.
  • Image Song: Keepin'Faith
  • Inspector Javert: Despite the Lupinrangers being "thieves stealing from thieves", he is unflappingly stalwart in his ideals and believes that a thief is always a thief, thus he will arrest the Lupinrangers as well because they are still stealing, even if they are protecting the Lupin Collection. He can't stand the fact that his teammates don't think the same way.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Keiichirou's uptight, berating Inspector Javert tendencies may rub his friends or rivals the wrong way, but he's completely genuine about his job, striving to work harder and fulfill his promise to protect the people, despite already being thanked, he still claimed that he could've done better, thus still at fault. It was after seeing this side of his that Kairi decided to not treat him like a complete enemy and lets him off whenever possible.
    • Future episodes have toned down Keiichiro's zealotry slightly, focusing more on his awkward social skills and giving him a few Pet the Dog moments. It helps that Tsukasa gave him a much needed reality check in episode 6.
  • The Leader: Of the Patrangers.
  • Married to the Job: One episode showed him dismissing a potential love interest to focus on defeating the Gangler of the week, and a later episode reveals that he actually lives in the police station dormitories.
  • No Indoor Voice: Mild case all time round. Major case when he gets fired up to defends his ideas or tear into someone for going against them.
  • Odd Friendship: He develops one with Kairi of all people over the course of the series, though it's mostly one-sided as Kairi only really tolerates him to keep his cover. It positively influences Keiichirou however, to the point where after the Lupinrangers have their cover blown he still tries to offer help to Kairi to keep him from going on a suicide mission alone to save his teammates, even offering to sacrifice his dream and turn in his badge to help him.
  • Pride: Most of his antagonism and hypocrisy towards the Lupinrangers stem from the fact that he took pride on his job of protecting the innocents and think they, especially Lupin Red, are smearing it. He calms down a bit and managed to put that aside after getting slapped by Tsukasa.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: In an inversion of the usual dynamic, he's the Blue to Sakuya's more energetic Red.
    • On the surface, he's also the Blue to his Lupinranger counterpart Kairi's Red. In practice though, he seems to lean more toward being the Red while Kairi's the Blue one.
    • Based on their character interactions so far, it depends on their interactions. In civilian forms, Keiichiro is the Blue to Kairi's red. In battle, Patren 1gou is the Red to Lupinred's blue.
  • Senpai Kohai: Senpai to Sakuya.
  • The Stoic: So far, he appears to be a man very dedicated to his job as a police officer.
  • The Unsmile: Keiichirou is actually genuine when he tried to smile for children. But due to being... himself, it's looking like this trope and every attempts to smile generates a weird sound effect.

Sakuya Hikawa/Patren 2gou

Portrayed by: Ryo Yokoyama (live), Masaru Ōbayashi (suit)

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  • Ascended Fanboy: He's been a big fan of the Global Police Organisation ever since Keiichiro and Tsukasa encouraged him to keep working hard during his time at the academy although his seniors confess to not remembering the meeting in question.
  • Gag Boobs: Despite not being that big, they are treated this way in-universe and a good portion of the Gender Bender based gags in episode 11 revolved around his(her?) breasts, this includes knocking out a Porderman by squeezing his face on them.
  • Image Song: Hero Never Cries
  • Kid-Appeal Character: His bumbling and general boyishness as the team's kohai puts him firmly in this position. He also has much better luck with children compared to Keiichirou.
  • Ladykiller in Love: Before meeting Umika, he was a shameless flirt who just wanted to date as many cute girls as he could. After seeing how hardworking and nice she was, he started to fall for her specifically.
  • Man, I Feel Like a Woman: In episode 11, while every Patrangers had this feeling, Sakuya is the only one who goes along with his womanhood with as much energy he had before.
  • Naïve Newcomer: Is the newest member of the team and still beaming with optimism and perkiness. A speical mini-series reveals this is because he replaced the original candidate for the roll.
  • New Meat: The newest member of the team who's idealistic and positive nature contrast with Keiichiro's and Tsukasa's seriousness and dedication to the team.
  • Nice Guy: He is very polite and treats his friends with respect.
  • Oh, Crap!: When Keiichiro walks in on him praising Lupinranger.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Keiichiro's Blue, ironically enough.
  • Senpai Kohai: The kohai to Keiichiro and Tsukasa.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: Though he is the best sharpshooter of the team, he can be easily deceived.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Although how this will go on is not yet justified, he actually likes Umika, not knowing she is Lupin Yellow even though he was initially flirting with girls like how he did to others.

Tsukasa Myojin/Patren 3gou

Portrayed by: Kazusa Okuyama (live), Ryoko Gomi (suit)

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  • Action Girl: A given job for her as a police officer and a female sentai ranger. Like Umika she is also good at kicking ass.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Towards her male members.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Her vehicle's main weapon is an enormous telescopic nightstick.
  • The Chick: By the virtue of being the only female member. She serves as the buffer between the experienced cop Keiichiro and the newbie cop Sakuya.
  • Consummate Professional: She is very involved and skilled at her job, the only thing that hinders this is...
  • Cuteness Proximity: She's a well-adjusted professional, but if within the proximity of cute plushies, she melts down obsessing over their cuteness. She'd rather not show it in public though.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Her given name "Tsukasa" is a common one for Japanese boys and girls alike making her the only member who doesn't need to change hers after having her gender changed in episode 11.
  • Gendered Outfit: Like Umika, beside the standard skirt in her ranger form, she wears Tights Under Shorts in her regular uniform.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: After seeing Keiichirou getting overly obsessed in beating the Lupinrangers, she just slaps and drags him away to remind him about a good lecture he gave her.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Her room is full of cute stuffed toys.
  • Image Song: Jagaton's Song
  • The Lancer: Despite being the only girl among the Patrangers, she's the second most experienced cop after Keiichiro. She is also not hesitant to call Keiichiro out of his Inspector Javert habits whenever they have to cooperate with the Lupinrangers.
  • Nerves of Steel: She has a knack for remaining calm in tough or surprising situations, with a few exceptions. One notable moment was when her team met Goodie for the first time, while her teammates jolted back in shock she immediately reached for her VS Changer and trained it on him.
  • Not So Above It All: As hinted at in the intro, she's obsessed with stuffed toys. A scene in Episode 4 has her angsting over whether she wanting to hug a toy shark, or composing herself. In the end, she gave into her obsession.
  • Not So Different: In Episode 24, she reveals that she lost her parents at a young age, and was raised by her strict grandfather, resulting in her resenting him as she grew older until a self-defense incident while in high school. This puts her in a similar, albeit older situation, with Kairi.
  • Only in It for the Money: Originally, she only wanted to be part of the Global Police because the job paid extremely well and had a very sublime retirement package. Keiichiro reminded her that this reason is all well and good, but protecting the public and enforcing the law should be her primary concerns so long as she wears the badge.
  • Only Sane Man: Double-subverted. She is between Keiichiro and Sakuya as neither a newbie cop or Inspector Javert experienced cop. She even seems to be the one to handle Keiichiro's attitude, judging by her giving him a candy to stop him from tearing into Sakuya in #1. That's all on the surface, that is. When no one is looking, she tends to obsess and hug cute plushies while begging for it to 'heal her', so she actually DOES have a unique, not-so-normal quirk comparable to her teammates. On the other hand, she has much better self-control about hiding her quirk.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Her parents died when she was young so she was raised by her strict grandfather, a former cop, who also taught her martial arts. She resisted his strictness growing up until an incident where a man tried a grope her friend, only for her to grab him and throw him to the ground. The police were apparently called and her grandfather came running, only to hug her, afraid something had happened to her. She realized then he only acted like he did because he cared and wanted to raise her as well as her parents would have.
  • Senpai Kohai: Senpai to Sakuya.
  • The Smart Guy: She's definitely the most insightful member of the Patrangers being the one to correctly deduce the Lupinrangers' identities through their actions, though the Lupinrangers manage to cover that up, and is the only one of the Patrangers to really question what's going on with the Lupin Collection and their connections to the Lupinrangers and the Gangler.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Umika's Girly Girl.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Tsukasa is a highly skilled cop and, though she doesn't like showing it, an instant sucker for cute things (mainly stuffed animals).

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    Noël Takao/Lupin X/Patren X 

Noël Takao/Lupin X/Patren X

Portrayed by: Seiya Motoki (live), Shigeki Ito (suit)


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X-nize! Kaitou X-Change! Lupin X!
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X-nize! Keisatsu X-Change! Patren X!

A mysterious officer from the French headquarters of GSPO and the inventor of the VS Changers and Vehicles. Despite officially being a GSPO officer, he is also a servant of the Lupin Family and thus, he aids both the Lupinrangers and the Patrangers, for reasons currently unknown. He is able to transform into two entirely separate forms, one for each team. While flying high as a Lupinranger, he is the silver Lupin X. And when speeding along as a Patranger, he is the golden Patren X.

  • The Ace: Whether it's as Lupin X or Patren X, Noël is ridiculously skilled and a few notches above the others. His mecha is also more powerful, being capable of taking down two enemies single-handedly. Eventually the usual sixth ranger slippage happens, and both reds catch up to or even surpass him.
  • Bling of War: No matter the form, X is decked out in shining style.
  • Brought To You By The Letter X: It's literally in the name.
  • Chrome Champion: Silver as Lupin X and Gold as Patren X.
  • Combining Mecha: The X Trains Gold and Silver, along with the X Train Fire (shaped like a Dial Fighter) and X Train Thunder (shaped like a Trigger Machine) combine to form the X Emperor. Like its pilot it too can change color and teams, depending on who they're with at the moment, and which train between Gold or Silver is the main component. For Silver, it's X Emperor Slash, and Gold is X Emperor Gunner. That being said, he still needs someone with a VS Changer to launch Fire and Thunder.
  • The Confidant: Being a member of the Lupin Family, he already knows the identity of the Lupinrangers as well as the Lupin Family's operation. What helps is that being an undercover cop means that he is in an entirely different chain of command than the Patrangers, and thus does not have to reveal any information about them, so he does not have to tell the GSPO of their identities.
  • Dark Secret: Noël's hiding something so terrible that the sight of Gauche's binoculars, which can see everything about a person, sends him into a panicked retreat. Whatever said secret is, it gave even Kogure a small panic as well after he and Kairi were defeated by Destra. As it turns out, neither of them are human, they come from the same world as the Gangler.
    • Noël's secret was later exposed, with Gauche dropping that he's not human.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Noel was an orphan homeless on the street when Arsene Lupin picked him out of the street and showed him the Lupin Collection and integrated him within his ranks. But when the Gangler attacked and stole the Lupin Collection, they also killed Arsene, the man who gave him a reason to live. Thus why he insists on fighting in the front lines.
  • Foil: His suit designs and battle styles to both teams. Lupin X's design is bulkier and simpler, reminiscent of the Patrangers. Patren X's design has a long trenchcoat reminiscent of the Lupins' capes. Lupin X's combat style is more measured and tactical like the Patrens, but Patren X's style is flashier and acrobatic like the Lupins.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Taking over Arséne Lupin's role of modifying Collection Pieces for human use, he's the one who created the Trigger Machines and the newer VS Vehicles, most of them having fallen into GSPO hands, against his wishes, for their use.
    • In addition, he is able to repair any collection piece that gets damaged.
  • Human Aliens: He and Kogure were descendants of a race of humans who were originally from the Ganglers' home world that fled to Earth a thousand years ago after being chased out by the Ganglers themselves, bringing with them artifacts which Arsène later sought out as the Lupin Collection.
  • Image Song: Oui!
  • Multiform Balance: Because he can switch between both sides at any moment, it becomes a matter of what he needs at the time, especially if he wants to use Lupin X's safe cracker. Combat-wise, it's actually backwards with how the forms work based on how they've been so far, Lupin X is the much bulkier and tougher of his suits and Patren X is the more nimble and stylish one.
  • Nice Hat: Like his counterparts on both teams, either a police cap, or top hat, depending on which side he's on at the time.
  • No-Sell: Lupin X's more armored features, especially compared to the Patrangers armor, appears to make him seem this way as he seems to deflect every hit.
  • Not So Stoic: Noel is normally easygoing if not outright smug, but during his duel with Keiichiro on episode 32 he loses his cool, blurting out part of his and the Lupinranger's motives.
  • Running Both Sides: A heroic version, he is officially a GSPO officer from their French branch, but is also a servant of the Lupin family, which is why he knows about Goodie and Kogure. As such, he aids both the Lupinrangers and the Patrangers.
  • Secret Identity: Averted. The very second he is shown in public as a civilian, he publicly announces that he is Lupin X (And gets arrested for it!). Of course being Patren X complicates things a bit. Although, that secret's much different from the fact that he isn't even human.
  • Shipper on Deck: He tries to play Cupid for Umika and Sakuya by pickpocketing Sakuya's phone and asking Umika to give it back. It does not turn out well due to a Gangler ruining their day and the fact that girls call him nice when they reject him.
  • Sixth Ranger: The 7th VS Sentai Ranger to appear later in the show, serves as the fourth member to both the Lupinrangers and Patrangers.
  • Swiss Army Weapon: The X Rod Sword, which seems to be a cross between a sword, and a Jitte. Fitting for someone who's both a Phantom Thief and a Policeman.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: From the way he acts in his first appearance, it's easy to understand why. Both teams have their own issues with him, and not just with whose side he's on.
    • With the Patrangers, they definitely do not enjoy the fact that he sides with the Lupinrangers, and the fact that he only responds to HQ as an undercover cop means that he can withhold information from them, the Lupinrangers' identities are the big ones here. While their much simpler objective and worldview allow him to convince them that he is on their side easier, and the Patrangers can rationalize his objectives, they still make efforts to go behind his back in order to acquire Collection pieces without his knowledge since they're fairly certain he's hiding something about them.
    • The Lupinrangers have a tough time believing him for one second. Their much more cynical approach means that they have a tougher time trusting him, despite being confirmed as one of the assistants to the Lupin Family by Kogure and Goodie, since him showing out of nowhere seems too convenient. That being said, they can at least be comfortable with the fact that he will not endanger the Lupin Collection or their identities, and as long as they have the same objective, they will work together as a convenience. Once he does convince them that he is willing to throw down his life for the mission like them, they accept him as one of their own though they still keep them at arms length as they do with one another.
  • Transformation Trinket: The X Changer, pronounced "X" like the letter made up of the X Train Gold, and X Train Silver. It can change modes to switch which team the user is allied with, based on which of the two trains X is drawing power from. However it also doubles as the core machine(s) for Patren/Lupin X. That said, it apparently can't fire Trigger Machines or Dial fighters, requiring help from two other rangers to form the full mech.
  • Wild Card: Neither team trusts him as both are fully aware he's playing both sides. The Lupinrangers see him as competition and a liability due to knowing their identities without being informed despite being cop. The Patrangers see him as a possible mole and criminal they can't do anything about (He's in a different chain of command). Doesn't help he shows off both forms in front of both teams, swapping between them mid-combat and publicly announces his identity.
    • At the end of the day Noel is an unwitting Deconstruction of the French detective. As his lies and manipulations nearly get him killed multiple times. And once the truth came out both teams quickly accepted Noel as one of their own making it all a big waste of time.
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