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The Zyurangers

    General Tropes 
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Unlike the Jetmen who were a bird-themed sentai team formed in modern times and were composed of Ragtag Bunch of Misfits led by an estabilished warrior from a military force, the Zyurangers are a prehistoric animal-themed sentai team composed of established warriors from ancient times.


Geki/Tyranno Ranger
Portrayed by: Yuuta Mochizuki

The Prince of the 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 eventually successfully convinces him to bury the hatchet. 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: Inverted. He was raised as a prince but turns out to be adopted.
  • 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). After Burai's death, Geki also inherits the Dragon Armor, as well as the Zyusouken, allowing him to become the Armed Tyrannoranger and summon Dragon Caesar. How's that for an advantage?!
  • 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 Heel–Face Turn.
  • Oblivious Adoption: He was raised to be unaware he was originally the son of the Black Knight.
  • Super Mode: Armed Tyranno Ranger.
  • Tyrannosaurus rex: His Guardian Beast.
  • Warrior Prince: The prince of the Yamato Tribe and leader of the Zyurangers.
  • 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.


Goushi/Mammoth Ranger
Portrayed by: Seiju Umonnote 

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.


Dan/Tricera Ranger
Portrayed by: Hideki Fujiwara

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.


Boi/Tiger Ranger
Portrayed by: Takumi Hashimoto

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 the 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.


Mei/Ptera Ranger
Portrayed by: Reiko Chiba

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.



Burai/Dragon Ranger
Portrayed by: Shiro Izumi

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 I'm watching a comedy."
  • Cool Big Bro: To a degree after his Heel–Face 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.
  • Heel–Face 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 Heel–Face 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:
  • Wild Card: For a while, his alignment was opposed to both Bandora and the Zyurangers, though he eventually turns good.
  • 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.




Voiced by: Eiji Maruyama

  • 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.

    Dragon Caesar 

Dragon Caesar

    Zyukishin King Brachion 

Zyukishin King Brachion


    Barza the Wizard 

Barza the Wizard

Portrayed by: Jun Tatara

  • 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).
  • 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.

Bandora Gang


Portrayed by: Machiko Soga

  • 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 leader of the Bandora Gang and main antagonist of the series.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Heavy: Bandora is the one who sets the plot into motion by exterminating the dinosaurs and the one who formulates the Evil Plan each episode.
  • 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. And unusually for Super Sentai, she can do it to anyone, not just her monsters.
  • 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' eggs first, which provoked the tyrannosaurus into its own Mama Bear rage.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: At least two of her monsters (Dora Endos and Dora Knight) would have been unbeatable if she hadn't made them grow.
  • Pet the Dog: She loves her monsters and Grifforzer and Lamie's son.
  • Shout-Out: She's occasionally seen riding an old-fashioned bicycle through the wind.
  • Tears of Blood: She suffers from this while harnessing the darkest of magic to summon Great Satan.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Was originally sealed on the moon before two astronauts let her loose. She gets sealed in a bottle to drift through space at the end of the series, but vows that she’ll be back.
  • 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.


Portrayed by: Takashi Sakamoto, Kazutoshi Yokoyama
Voiced by: Yoshimasa Senda, Kan Tokumaru


Portrayed by: Ami Kawai


Portrayed by: Takako Iiboshi
Voiced by: Yutaka Ooyama

  • Affably Evil: Does not show any true malicious qualities aside from the occasional grumpiness 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.
  • Grumpy Old Man: Compared to Finster, he tends to grumble about his mistress bothering him while he's molding the latest Dora Monster, something that would've gotten his counterpart smacked upside the head by Rita if he even thought such things. Bandora doesn't seem to mind, however, as long as he continues giving her quality work.
    • In addition, whenever creation of his that he doesn't want to use initially ends up doing well against the heroes, he gets disillusioned and expresses outrage that such a thing was ever made by him.
  • 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.
  • Maker of Monsters: He can shape monsters out of clay and place the doll-sized figurine into a machine that turns it into a human-sized monster.
  • 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 cohorts, 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, although you can see a few leaves if you look closely.

    Totpat & Bookback 

Totpat & Bookback

Portrayed by: Hideaki Kusaka (Totpat), Minoru Watanabe (Bookback)
Voiced by: Kaoru Shinoda (Totpat), Takashi Watabe (Bookback)

  • Darker and Edgier: In Power Rangers these two are mostly comic relief. In Zyuranger, they still are, but they do things like set bombs next to miniature spaceships. This is actually an inversion since this one came first, but Power Rangers is more likely seen first by the West.
  • Gratuitous German: The "Tot" in Totpat's name comes from the German word for death.
  • Non-Action Guy: Like Pleprechaun, they don't do much in terms of fighting, mainly being there to act as the Dora Monsters' cheering squad. The closest either of them gets is Totpat shoving Mei aside when she wasn't expecting it and when Dora Boogaranan is killed, he makes a hasty retreat. Bookback is shown to have a gun, but the only time it was fired was to send Burai a message.
  • 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: Are seldom seen apart from each other.

    Great Satan 

Great Satan

Portrayed by: Masahiko Urano
Voiced by: Seizo Kato


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