Characters from Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger
The Prince of Yamato Tribe, 'Warrior of Justice'. He was raised believing that the King of the Yamato Tribe was his father, until it turns out he was adopted from the King's sworn enemy, the Black Knight. His natural brother Burai antagonizes him for being raised by their real father's old enemy, but Geki successfully convinced him to bury the hatchet of hate. He wields the Ryugekiken and after Burai's death, he dual wields it with Burai's Zyusouken.
- Cain and Abel: The Abel to Burai's Cain, at first.
- Changeling Fantasy: Reversed.
- Gratuitous English: His royal title is Purinsu, not Ōji.
- Law of Chromatic Superiority: His Guardian Beast Tyrannosaurus is the only mecha that can fight giant-sized Dora Monsters by itself and finish them off occasionally (since it's the only bipedal type out of the main five).
- The Leader: He serves as the team's leader.
- Manly Tears: He cries these while offering his life to Burai. It causes Burai to make his HeelFace Turn.
- Weapon of Choice: He has several of them throughout the series:
- Cool Sword: Ryugekiken/Ryu-Geki Swordnote
- Take Up My Sword: After Burai's death, Geki inherits his arsenal and uses them to become Armed Tyranno Ranger:
- Dual Wielding: When using the Ryugeki Sword and the Ryu-Geki Sword together.
A Knight of the Sharma Tribe and Warrior of Wisdom. Was once Geki's companion before being sealed. Raised with his sister Otome, who eventually died fighting Bandora, inspiring him further.
- Badass Baritone: Provided by Seiju Umon.
- Genius Bruiser: Is a pretty powerful powerhouse and is very into lore and reading.
- Revenge: He wants to avenge Otome's death.
A Knight from the Etoffe Tribe and the Warrior of Courage. A happy-go-lucky jokester guy who's Hot-Blooded and likes to slack off, though once he set his sight on something noble, he'd never stop pursuing it.
- Bifurcated Weapon: Tricelance
- The Big Guy: Moreso on his Hot-Blooded tendencies and bravado, though.
- Casanova Wannabe: Likes chasing girls, without much success
- Expy: On the previous show, his actor Hideki Fujiwara played a blue birdman whose name is... Dan
A Knight of the Dime Tribe and Warrior of Hope. The youngest of the team, though mentally more mature than Dan. Excels in high speed attacks. Due to his youth, he's popular with kids.
- Big Eater: Okay, that one incident with Gnome does have motivation, but he tops the rest of the Zyurangers in terms of appetite.
- Does Not Like Spam: Carrots are one of the few things he won't eat.
- Dual Wielding/Knife Nut: Saber Daggers. He even dual wields two baseball bats in the closing sequence.
- Lethal Chef: Downplayed. Despite being the Team Chef, the Zyurangers claimed that Boi's foods weren't as good. But at least, it didn't send his teammates to the toilets or knocked them unconscious.
- Meaningful Name: His name sounds similar to Bowie, which is a type of knife.
- Shaped Like Itself: He's a boy... named Boi.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: He acts quite mature unlike Dan.
The Princess of the Lithia Tribe and 'Warrior of Love'. Kind, loving, but has an iron-will. Formed some sort of rivalry with Lamie later on.
- Badass Adorable: She's a cute princess, and yet she proves to be cunning/strong enough to single-handedly defeat Dora Monsters herself at times.
- Everything's Better with Princesses: Why are the rest Knights, while she's just Princess? Granted, Geki is also a prince, but at least he's supposed to be the leader.
- Hair Decorations: Changes her hairstyle nearly every time. Usually with new hair decorations.
- Generation Xerox: Her ancestor once performed a Heroic Sacrifice to destroy a monster. When that monster came back, Mei repeats the event, only without the Heroic Sacrifice.
- Girlish Pigtails: She occasionally has her hair tied in twin tails.
- Gratuitous English: Like Geki. It's Purinsesu, not Hime.
- Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: She's not a complete tomboy and most of the time doing a ''lot'' of feminine things (like liking flowers).
- Love You and Everybody: Why she could get away with being 'Warrior of Love' and not being romantically involved with anyone. She deals with more universal love.
- Master of Disguise: Once got into a battle with Lamie while changing clothes in the middle of battle.
- Princess: She's the princess of the Lithia Tribe and can kick major ass with her bow.
- Real Women Don't Wear Dresses: Averted. She may be a bit of a tomboy but she's far from The Lad-ette.
- She's Got Legs: About halfway through the series, Mei's skirt in her civilian outfit is exchanged for noticeably shorter shorts. This appears to have been done not for Fanservice, but for practical reasons, as Mei takes a much more active role in the fight sequences after this point.
- Ship Tease: With Geki by fans.
- The Straight and Arrow Path: Ptera Arrow, because the occasional handgun and its upgrade (Thunder Slinger) isn't enough apparently.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Surprisingly, she is the tomboy in her rivalry with Lamie, mostly because of the trope above and several of her so many hairstyles tend to make her look short-haired (she just ties her hair short)
- Weaksauce Weakness: Not in her, but she and her tribe often acts like this to various Dora Monsters, in case that not even Daizyuzin and Dragon Caesar can destroy it.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Among her disguises, the Masked Musketeer would be worn by a man.
The Warrior of Power from the Yamato Tribe. The elder son of the Black Knight and Geki's estranged brother, who came to resent Geki after he was adopted and raised by their father's enemy, the King of the Yamato Tribe. When he came back, he started antagonizing his brother and the Zyurangers, but he eventually lets go of his vengeance and aids him in battle even though he has a limited life. Eventually, Bandora discovered his secret and destroyed his hideout, thus slowly killing him, but not after he passed on most of his strength to Geki.
- Aloof Big Brother: A much more cynical example, but he got better.
- Possibly a Deconstruction - when he's not mysteriously appearing to save his brother, he's sitting in isolation hoping he doesn't die.
- Back for the Finale: His spirit appears in the final episode to guide the Zyurangers to where Bandora is holding their Guardian Beasts hostage.
- Back from the Dead / Unexplained Recovery: Burai shows up in later Super Sentai series alive and well with no explanation.
- Cain and Abel: The Cain to Geki's Abel, at first..
- The Comically Serious: Compared to the Bandora Gang when he was evil, especially during their musical numbers."I feel like watching a comedy."
- Cool Big Bro: To a degree after his HeelFace Turn.
- Dead All Along: He died during a cave-in after being sealed. He's only around because Daizyuzin temporarily resurrected him.
- Death's Hourglass: Lives on it.
- Evil Prince: His first act after waking up from millions of years of suspended animation is to proclaim himself as the Prince of the Yamato Tribe before attacking the Zyurangers.
- HeelFace Turn: He starts off as a villain out of a desire for revenge against Geki. The two of them bury the hatchet at the end of Burai's intro arc.
- It's Personal: As a child, he despised the Yamato King for killing his father, the Black Knight. Then, when Bandora kills the king, he considers killing Geki is close enough for exacting revenge. He gets better.
- Kamehame Hadoken: The energy projectile he throws during his first battle with the Zyurangers... Which he never uses again.
- Killed Off for Real: Since Daizyuzin resurrected him temporarily, Burai dies permanently towards the end of the series after his life-force is used up. Not even the Water of Life is able to save him.
- Knight of Cerebus: His introduction provides an arc that's much more serious than the earlier episodes, and his approaching death provided for some more serious episodes leading up to it.
- Living on Borrowed Time: He only has forty hours to live; he can only extend his time with his time-stopping magic chamber.
- Long-Lost Relative: He's Geki's brother.
- Meaningful Name: "Burai" means "villain". He starts off as one.
- Redemption Equals Death: Clotho mentions that even though the Zyurangers couldn't save Burai's life, by fulfilling his wish to save the life of a dying boy they could save his soul- possibly, this sacrifice was what allowed him to be forgiven for the evil he'd done in the past.
- Sibling Murder: After the Yamato King is killed, Burai decides to kill off Geki to avenge the Black Knight's death, at least until the brothers reconcile years later.
- Sixth Ranger: The Trope Namer. While not the first ranger to join his team mid-series (being preceded by Big One, as well as Black Bison and Green Sai), he was the first to be both, an actual sixth ranger and a recurring character (X-1 Mask only lasted one episode).
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: The reason why the writers limited his powers and later killed him off since he was gaining more prominence as opposed to the other Zyurangers.
- The Starscream: Bandora knew he plans to take her power and rule the world himself after he defeats the Zyurangers, before he completely abandons this, post HeelFace Turn.
- Tears of Remorse: Along with Geki, as Burai ultimately refused to slay his own brother.
- The Usurper: Played around with his debut. His first act upon awakening was to proclaim himself as the Prince of the Yamato Tribe, with Boss Subtitles to match.
- Weapon of Choice:
- You Killed My Father: As a child, he witnessed the death of his father, the Black Knight, at the hands of the Yamato King. He decided to exact revenge on the king until Bandora kills him. Then, he plots revenge against Geki, his own brother.
- All Your Powers Combined: The Zyurangers summon the Guardian Beasts and use their Dino Crystals to combine them into Daizyuzin.
- Badass Baritone: Eiji Maruyama's booming, stern voice is not only fitting for his character's role as a god, but also makes him sound like an old, grizzled warrior.
- Combining Mecha: Combined from the team's five Guardian Beast mechs.
- Disney Death: He seems to be destroyed by Burai, but it turns out it was just revitalizing itself.
- Good Is Not Nice: Even though he helps the Zyurangers, it doesn't mean he can't be harsh with them.
- Meaningful Name: Daizyuzin means "Great Beast God"
- Jerkass Has a Point: Despite being brothers, as Daizyuzin pointed out, Geki's hesitance to kill Burai put both his teammates and innocent civilians in danger.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may be a jerk on multiple occasions; holding imperfect mortals to his own godly standards and can be especially harsh in dealing out discipline for mistakes and insubordination. However, he is one of the good guys and fights for the greater good. Nor is he afraid to admit when he was wrong. Plus in the end, he decided to merely seal Bandora and her followers and exile them, rather than kill them.
- Mecha Expansion Pack: He can "wear" Dragon Caesar as a helmet and cape to become Zyutei (Beast Emperor) Daizyuzin and then "ride" King Brachion as a steed to become Kyukyoku (Ultimate) Daizyuzin, which serves as his true form.
- Mechanical Lifeforms: More of a mechanical god actually.
- Spell My Name with an "S": "Daizyuzin" and "Daizyujin" have both been used in official products.
- Transforming Mecha: He can transform into (or rather he transforms from) the Beast Tank Dino Tanker.
- Expy: Pretty obviously based on Mechagodzilla, down to the drill tail and finger missiles.
- Mecha Expansion Pack: He can combined with the Triceratops, Saber Tiger and Zyu Mammoth to form Gouryuzin (Mighty Dragon God). Can even fuse with Daizyuzin to form Zyutei Daizyuzin (Beast Emperor Great Beast God).
- Mechanical Lifeforms: He becomes depressed in the episode after Burai's death.
Zyukishin King Brachion
- Mecha Expansion Pack: Functions as a steed for Daizyuzin or any of his other forms.
- Spell My Finisher With an S: Grand Banisher, Grand Vanisher or Grand Punisher?
- Transforming Mecha: He can turn into a tank by becoming the Super Beast Tank King Tanker.
Barza the Wizard
- Big Good: He is the Zyurangers' mentor and is one of the most powerful wizards in the series.
- The Fog of Ages: Though he is a powerful wizard, he forgot all of his spells over the millions of years he spent watching over the Zyuranger (He finally remembered one in the finale).
- Man in White: He wears white robes.
- Mentor Archetype: In the same vein as Zordon.
- Old Master: Barza is a wise sage and can throw grenades at a mountain.
- Really 700 Years Old: He lived in the same timeframe as the rangers for over 170 million years.
- Affably Evil: Is actually rather nice compared to other Big Bads of Sentai (or Rita Repulsa for that matter). She never ever plays a You Have Failed Me completely straight. The worst thing she would do against her minions is hit them with her wand when they fail.
- Avenging the Villain: Her motive for selling her soul was to avenge her son who had crushed some dinosaur eggs and got chased off a cliff by some tyrannosaurus rex.
- Benevolent Boss: At the end of the day, she really does care for her commanders.
- Beware the Silly Ones: She's a Large Ham, she sings and even raps. She'll also show you why she calls herself the Strongest Witch.
- Big Bad: The main antagonist of the series, until the appearance of Great Satan.
- Child Hater: Almost all of her evil plans are aimed to hurt or otherwise inconvenience children. This actually stems from the sadness she felt because of the loss of her own son Kai. If she can't have children, no one can.
- The Dark Side Will Make You Forget: She became an evil witch to avenge her son Kai, but over time completely forgot about him, untill Dai Satan brings him back to life.
- Deal with the Devil: Literally when she allied with Great Satan.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Not only does she love and care for her son Kai, but she also serves as a sort of mother figure for her henchmen; she will praise them for a job well done or a plan they come up with that sounds good, she will comfort them when they feel down, and she scolds them when they act out of line, not unlike how a mother would scold a misbehaving child. One such example is when she finds out about Grifforzer's Stay in the Kitchen speech aimed at Lamia when he regains his voice.
- Even Evil Has Standards: When she gave Grifforzer the ability to talk, Lamie claims his first words to her were "The battlefield is no place for a woman. Go home and do some laundry or something." Not only was Lamie visibly pissed about this but even Bandora was not pleased about it.
- Large Ham: Quite possibly the biggest in Super Sentai history, and part of what makes her such an entertaining character. Say 'Large Ham' to a Sentai fan, and they'll reply "Bandora?".
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: She forgot her whole reason why she became evil in the first place...
- Make My Monster Grow: "Evil spirits resting beneath the Earth, grant us now - HAAA! - your powerrrrrrr!". It says something about Bandora that she is the rare Big Bad who is directly responsible for growing the MOTW.
- Mama Bear: A rather unfortunate example this time. Because her child was killed by dinosaurs, she made a pact with this series' equivalent of Satan and used her newly gained powers to wage war against the dinosaurs and ancient mankind.
- Meaningful Name: Her name is similar to Pandora, from the myth of Pandora's box. Since her escape from a box means trouble for humanity, it's a very fitting name. It also sounds similar to Endora, another witch that likes to cause trouble.
- Moral Myopia: Bandora was understandably devastated at losing her son Kai when he was killed by a tyrannosaurus. What she overlooks is that Kai was a Spoiled Brat and Enfant Terrible who smashed the tyrannosaurus's eggs first, which provoked the tyrannosaurus into its own Mama Bear rage.
- Pet the Dog: She loves her monsters and Grifforzer and Lamie's son.
- Tears of Blood: She suffers from this while harnessing the darkest of magic to summon Great Satan.
- Weak Sauce Weakness: She loses her powers if she ever cries. Then her son dies in her arms...
- You Killed My Child: Her Start of Darkness.
- Battle Couple: With Lamie.
- Bling of War: Wears golden armor.
- The Brute/The Dragon: The most physical of the Bandora Gang and the closest out of them all to a second-in-command. Becomes Co-Dragons after Lamie shows up.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Once he regains his ability to talk, his comrades note how impressive his voice is.
- Sickeningly Sweethearts: With Lamie.
- Silent Antagonist: Before Lamie shows up. He apparently speaks so little that even Bandora is shocked by it.
- Stay in the Kitchen: According to Lamie, his first words to her were "The battlefield is no place for a woman. Go home and do some laundry or something." Hilarity Ensues.
- Suddenly Voiced: He originally could only speak in grunts, growls and roars. When Lamie joins the cast, Bandora gives Griffozer a voice as part of her payment to Lamie.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: The ugly guy to Lamie's hot wife.
- Battle Couple: With Grifforzer.
- Dark Action Girl
- Co-Dragons: With Grifforzer, Lamie serves as Bandora's second-in-command.
- Faux Affably Evil: Mostly due to the fact she's always smiling. And it's not a Slasher Smile, either.
- Hidden Depths: If the last episode is anything to go by, she's going to be a wonderful mother.
- Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The dark to Mei's light, since she's really sensual with Grifforzer.
- Ms. Fanservice
- One-Winged Angel: When she grows giant, she changes from her usual humanlike apperance to a monstrous form.
- Perpetual Smiler: Is almost always smiling. The rare times she's not smiling she goes from Faux Affably Evil to chillingly evil.
- Pregnant Badass/Human Mom Nonhuman Dad: Just shortly after she gets sealed with Bandora, she gives birth to one child. Which could mean she's been fighting the Zyurangers while pregnant.
- Sixth Ranger: For the Bandora Gang.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Even though she's the Dark Action Girl, she ends up being the 'girly girl' when compared to Mei.
- Affably Evil: Does not show any true malicious qualities and comes over more as an absent minded artist than anything else.
- Evil Genius: He is the smartest of Bandora's gang, making him this trope.
- Mad Artist: Spends almost all of his time creating clay statues, which are placed inside a machine to turn them into a Monster of the Week.
- Mook Maker: Has a mold which is able to mass produce many clay statues of the series Mooks.
- Non-Action Guy: He is never seen directly fighting the Zyurangers and he rarely ever leaves the palace, the one time he does being in episode 18 where he and his fellow co-horts, led by Bandora, head down to Earth to enlist Burai in their crusade. Even when the Zyurangers attempt to confront Bandora for the last time in the finale, it is pretty evident that he has no fighting skills.
- Verbal Tic: "Ple!"
- When Trees Attack: Concept art showed him as a leafy, tree-like creature. This didn't carry over into the show where he is more doglike in appearance.
Totpat & Bookback
- Gratuitous German: The "Tot" in Totpat's name comes from the German word for death.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Totpat resembles a more traditionally folkloric version and apparently doesn't require blood to live. He still really wants to taste it though.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Bukubuku? Bookback? Buku Buck? The most likely one being Bukubach, as the character is based off a lumpy-headed minor demon from the Dictionnaire Infernal known as Ukobach.
- Those Two Bad Guys
- Bigger Bad: He gave Bandora her powers.
- Evil Laugh: All of his words are this.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: Explodes into dust after Ultimate Daizyuzin destroys him.
- Flying Face: Appears as a flying head with spines as hair.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: Even by Super Sentai standards, he never talks and just laughs evilly.
- Greater-Scope Villain: In the Zyuranger universe.
- Knight of Cerebus: Episodes where this guy appears are generally episodes with much higher stakes.
- Satanic Archetype: His name can be translated as Great Satan, so it is obviously he is meant to be this trope.
- The Speechless: Satan only speaks in laughs and grunts.