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"The Five Stars shining in the heavens!"

Gosei Sentai Dairanger (Five Stars Squadron Dairangernote ) is the seventeenth installment in the Super Sentai franchise, airing from 1993 to 1994. The Title Theme Tune was performed by New Jack Takuro.

6000 years ago, the Gorma tribe and Dai tribe were at war, with five Dai warriors with extremely high Chi levels leading their efforts. Eventually both tribes disappeared, but the Gorma resurfaced in the modern day. Master Kaku, a former member of the Gorma who did not wish to see them destroy the world, gathered five youths with high Chi levels to become Dairangers and oppose their schemes.

Its relationship with the American Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers series was interesting: the mecha battles were used for most of Season 2; the Kiba Ranger suit was worn by the White Ranger, Tommy's new alter-ego after he lost the Green Ranger powers; Daijinryū became "Serpentera", a warzord used by Lord Zedd; and the Super Chi-Power Bazooka became the Power Cannon. However, the five main Dairanger suits were never used on Power Rangersat least until 2014. Also, the costume used for Emperor Gorma XV (with the head piece from Emperor Gorma XVI and a horn) would later form the basis of the costume for Master Org.

The series was the second Super Sentai to be released in the US by Shout! Factory. It can be streamed for free on Shout! Factory TV.

Recurring Super Sentai tropes:

  • All Your Powers Combined: The Super Chi-Power Bazooka, which was fueled by the six Dairangers' Lai Lai jewels, along with Kameo's.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: "Kiryoku Tenshinnote ! Aura Changer!"
    • Kō uses a variant phrase, replacing "Aura Changer" with "Kiba Changer," the name of his personal Transformation Trinket.
  • Calling Your Attacks: A variation - if someone has a special martial style, they'll announce that too.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Subverted again. The codename system is similar to the Zyurangers (with mythical Chinese creatures instead of prehistoric beasts), only they used the Japanese names of their respective totem animal instead of English names (presumably so that Ryu Ranger wouldn't be confused with Dragon Ranger). Kiba Ranger, whose totem animal is a white tiger, doesn't fit this pattern, since his codename translates to the "Fang Ranger" (otherwise, he would've been "Byakko Ranger"). The Kiber Machines plays this straight though.
  • Combination Attack
  • Cool Bike: The Dairangers' bikes, the Kiber Machines, each matching their color with modified cowls relating to their mecha.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Shadam. If you accept the explanation that the return of the Gorma Tribe is a case of "revenge from beyond the grave", where the clay dolls were intended to destroy the Dai tribe. Shadam's golem-clone ends up killing Kaku, the last legitimate claimaint to the Gorma Tribe throne, thus precipitating the extinction of the line.
  • Evil Will Fail: A good chunk of the Gorma are done in by Shadam's power-hungry backstabbing, including Emperor Gorma himself. By the time Daijinryū puts his foot down and depowers both sides, Shadam is left with nothing and dies in his final duel with Ryō.
  • Evolving Credits: New mecha and characters (Kibaranger) show up in the opening.
  • Eyecatch: Dairanger started the tradition of having eyecatches featuring a single ranger rather than the whole team. In this case, they do a form with a Dairenrod (Byakko-shinken for Kibaranger).
  • Fallen Hero: Iron Face Choryu is actually Ryo's father and a fallen Dairanger.
  • Finishing Move: Dairen-oh had a nice variation where, after striking down a giant Gorma, it sheathed its sword. If the battle happened to be during the sunset, then that got prominently shown.
  • Home Base: A secret warehouse underneath Tokyo Station; it was nothing overly elaborate though. Basically just a meeting room, maybe a couple of training rooms.
  • Humongous Mecha: The second Super Sentai to feature Mechanical Lifeforms for mecha. In fact, one of them (Daimugen) actually transforms into a human.
    • Animal Mecha: Based on creatures from Chinese mythology this time.
    • A Mech by Any Other Name: The animal mecha were known as the Kidenjūnote , while the humanoid forms of the ones that can transform are referred as Kiden Bujinnote .
    • Transforming Mecha: The Ryūseiohnote  and the Wang Tigernote  can switch between animal and humanoid forms. The series later introduces the Super Kidenjū Daimugen, a tortoise-based mecha that also has a "warrior" mode, which has the ability to heal the Ryūseioh or the Wang Tiger with an energy pool stored inside its body.
    • Motion-Capture Mecha: Ryūseioh, being one of the lightest Sentai mecha ever, follows Ryū Ranger's movements (for the scenes where he's doing this, Ryū Ranger is played by the face actor rather than the stunt actor).
    • Combining Mecha: The animal mecha of the other four Dairangers could combine with themselves to form a flying chariot for Ryūseioh to ride on, or wrap themselves around Ryūseioh like an armor.
      • Sei Shishi + Sei Tenma + Sei Kirin + Sei Hōōnote  = Tenkū Kidennote 
      • Ryūseioh + Sei Shishi + Sei Tenma + Sei Kirin + Sei Hōō = Dairen-ohnote 
    • Mecha Expansion Pack: Like the extra mechas from the previous series, the Wang Tiger can replace Ryūseioh in combining with the mecha of the other Dairangers, while Daimugen can combine with all six of the other mechas for an ultimate attack.
      • Wang Tiger + Sei Shishi + Sei Tenma + Sei Kirin + Sei Hōō = Kiba Daiohnote 
      • Ryūseioh + Tenkū Kiden + Wang Tiger + Daimugen = Jūkō Kidennote 
  • In the Name of the Moon: The longest for some time.
    Ryō: "Ryū Ranger! Heavenly Fire Star, Ryō!"
    Daigo: "Shishi Ranger! Heavenly Illusion Star, Daigo!"
    Shōji: "Tenma Ranger! Heavenly Gravity Star, Shōji!"
    Kazu: "Kirin Ranger! Heavenly Time Star, Kazu!"
    Rin: "Hōō Ranger! Heavenly Wind Star, Rin!"
    Ryō: "The Five Stars shining in the heavens!"
    All: "Gosei Sentai - Dairanger!"
    : "Kiba Ranger! Howling New Star, Kō!"note 
    • The roll call can be done in pretty much any order; the focus character for the episode will usually go first.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: Ryō was the first to get his Kidenjū, the Ryūseioh, which can face off against Gorma Monsters on its own. It is also the first Transforming Mecha given to a Super Sentai warrior.
    • The series was written with the intent that all five members serve as the main character, rather than just the red ranger, breaking with the usual Sentai status quo. As such, Ryō was not the best Ki user at the beginning - that was Rin.
  • Make My Monster Grow: The Gorma Monsters each have an Enlargement Bomb (essentially a grenade) which they use after being KO'd. The bombs themselves eventually got carried over to the US. This also came with a couple of subversions, listed later.
  • Mini Dress Of Power: Part of Houou Ranger's costume.
  • Monsters of the Week: The Gorma Monsters, many of whom have human forms. Their names consisted of a noun (usually their motif), followed by a social title or occupation.
  • Mooks: Kottopotoros, who act as servants to the higher-ranked Gormas and appear to be wearing tuxedos.
  • The Movie: The Dairangers took on four revived monsters and a new one. Premiered the day after the eighth episode.
  • Narrator: Hironori Miyata narrates the series.
  • Psycho Rangers: The Copy Empress in episode 25 could create clones of the Dairangers by merely taking their pictures. This actually allowed her to make more than one clone of each Dairanger.
  • Regular Caller: Averted: Whoever encounters a Gorma interference reports to the HQ through their Transformation Trinkets, where Master Kaku relays the message to the rest. With a simple radio, at that!
  • The Smurfette Principle: Hōō Ranger.
    • As pointed out above, the series was written so that each ranger was the main character. Gerenrally, this played out between major story-arch episodes in the order of red, green, blue, yellow, and pink. Because of this order, Rin's episodes tended to be the major story-arch episode so she would often carry the bulk of the story focus for the big events of the series (often these were two-parters). She may have been the lone heroine of the team, but she was one of the most important characters on the show.
  • Supervillain Lair: Anyone who learned to use the Yo power can become a Gorma. So, in theory, anyone in the entire city can be an enemy...
    • The actual lair of the Gorma Tribe is a floating upside-down pyramid known as the Gohma Palace.
  • Theme Music Power-Up
  • Transformation Name Announcement: Sometimes, but it's a question of timing.
  • Transformation Trinket: The Aura Changer, which was later used for Magna Defender's morpher. (It's apparently very difficult to use in real life.)
    • Ko uses his own version called the Kiba Changer.
  • Villains Act, Heroes React: As is the norm for Super Sentai, we generally have the Gorma sending out a MOTW with an Evil Plan Once an Episode, with our heroes then arriving on the scene to stop them.

Tropes specific to Gosei Sentai Dairanger:

  • Abusive Parent & Domestic Abuse: Shadam, oh boy, Shadam. Whether it was his treatment to Akomaru or his lack of compassion to the mother of his children, he fit in spades.
  • Against the Setting Sun: The show made a point of occasionally featuring 'duels' between the Gorma and Dairenoh against a setting sun backdrop.
  • Animal Motif
  • Anyone Can Die: The series has a ridiculous body count. The death toll includes MasterKaku, Jin, Kujaku, Iron Face Choryuu, and Kou's mother. Every single villain, with the exception of The Three Stooges, is either killed or revealed to be Dead All Along. Other than the aforementioned Three Stooges and Daijinryuu, the only survivors are the Dairangers themselves.
  • Applied Phlebotinum: Chi.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: In the third, episode, the entire team, except Daigo who was skeptical anyway, but did not dismiss the claim, is convinced that a puppet Shōji and Kazu were attacked by was "radio-controlled or something" rather than the work of a Gohma. Later in the episode, even Shōji and Kazu convinced themselves of it, which led to Daigo giving them a What the Hell, Hero? after he himself was attacked.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: In the movie, the Dairangers called out Duke of Trumps on the evil he has committed...including having a playing card motif, because playing cards should only be used for fun and games.
  • As Long as There Is Evil: As revealed in the final episode—The Dairanger's Chi power and the Gohma's You powers are two sides of the same coin. Eliminate one, the other goes with it. Thus to maintain the balance, the Gohma and the Dairangers are locked in a never-ending cycle of war. That is, if Daijinryū doesn't destroy them all first. The reveal makes for a Bittersweet Ending, driven home by the look of horror on older Ryo's face as he watches his grandson start the battle anew... But of course, the last shot of the series is Dairenoh just kinda... flexing a little, as if to say "we'll do it".
  • Baseball Episode: Episode 24.
  • Beach Episode: Episode 25
  • Bolivian Army Ending: The fate of Jin in episode 39.
  • Book Ends: Baron String is the first monster of the week the Dairangers face. In the last episode, 50 years later, the Gorma start attacking again, and the grandchildren of the original Dairangers take up the fight. The first monster they face is a re-colored Baron String.
  • Camp Gay: Saboten Shogunnote , the monster of the week in #34.
  • Camp Straight: Kazu - although he's more of a Dandy.
  • Captain Ersatz: Iron-Face Chōryu is a blatant clone of Darth Vader, and his story is directly taken from Star Wars. He was once a great hero who sold out his allies to the bad guys, worked for them for a very long time, has a Luke, I Am Your Father moment with The Leader (who also has a sister), reforms and subsequently dies, and is welcomed to death by the ghosts of his former allies who forgive him. Given that Dairanger also borrowed from the soundtrack of Star Wars, this can't be unintentional.
    • Not only that, but Chōryu's master, High Priest Saw (the Monster of the Week) had the human form of an old man in robes who shot lightning at Ryō. Who does that remind you of?
  • Card-Carrying Villain: The 3 Gorma Executives. Despite being ordered into a ceasefire twice, they still proceeded to launch attacks on humans.
  • Chinese Girl: Rin. She's more prone to speaking Chinese due to this. (At the same time, when he first turns up, Guhon notes that she's really going native in Japan.)
  • Cool Old Guy: Rin's grandpa Guhon. So badass that even 20-year-old women are all swooning over him.
  • Cosmic Horror Reveal: A giant dragon solely focus on balance that it'll wiped out every life on the planet Earth to ensure it. The only way it'll back off if there is everlasting peace but since the Dairanger and Gorma have a Forever War, not likely going to happen.
  • Couch Gag: Later episodes would sometimes begin with one of the three major Gorma generals throwing the Monster of the Week out of a large sack.
  • Crying Wolf: Used in Episode 32. Shōji, after failing to wake Ryō up using normal telephone, wakes him up using the Regular Caller telling that there's a Gorma Attack. Ryō got pissed when he realized he was suckered. And when an actual Gorma appeared, Ryō didn't bother to go thinking Shōji was lying again, until Master Kaku sets him straight immediately.
  • Darker and Edgier: The series' general tone is much more grim compared to its preceding series.
  • Dead All Along: The Gohma tribe was defeated 6000 years ago and every major villain is actually a clay puppet created by Shadam and in a jarring twist it turns out that Shadam is a clay puppet as well. It is unknown who or what created him. Also, the robber in episodes 13 and 14 was killed by the police before being possessed by Kabuki Boy, meaning their worries about killing him were totally unnecessary.
  • Determinator: In episode 23, Daigo and his love interest, Kujaku, are swallowed by a Gorma. So Daigo punches his way out, saving both their lives. Afterwards, his knuckles are shown to be bleeding.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Episode 18. How to deal with an annoying Bratty Half-Pint who barges into your apartment? Fool him into thinking his long-lost mom has come back to see him again, of course! Ha ha... ha?
  • Eldritch Abomination: Daijinryū, who destroyed the Gohma Palace and a huge chunk of Tokyo to force the good and bad guys to stop fighting. When that did not stop the action, he came back to Earth, took control over the minds of a large number of innocent civilians, making them jump to their deaths against their will as the ultimate form of blackmail to the good guys.
  • Elemental Powers
  • Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting: The Dairangers and the Gorma Monsters had their own set of martial art skills.
  • Foreshadowing: In Episode 38, we see Master Kaku get into the Gorma Palace and that he can use You-Power. This is close to the revelation in Episode 44 Master Kaku is really from the Gorma tribe.
  • The Four Gods: While the colors are off, four of the Mythical Chi Beasts are meant to invoke the Four Gods: the Red Dragon, the Pink Hōō, the White Tiger, and Daimugen, their ally. As Dairanger draws more from Chinese mythology than Japanese, Huanglong/Koryu also shows up in the form of the giant dragon Daijinryuu.
  • Freudian Excuse: Gara. She got a facial scar saving Kujaku from falling rocks. Ashamed of her scar, she became distant from everyone but Kujaku. When Kujaku left to get powers from the Peacock Buddha, Gara fell into despair and joined the Gorma as a means to get rid of the scar when all she had to do was put on makeup to cover it instead of Gorma magic.
  • Fusion Dance: In The Movie this is the assembled monsters' answer to the Rangers forming Dairen'oh.
  • Generation Xerox: The grandchildren of the original Dairangers in the finale.
  • Gratuitous English: Kazu indulges in this from time to time.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Frequently spouted by the Birdcage Vagabond.
  • Groin Attack: Given that they use Rods on a regular basis, this comes up from time to time.
  • Halfway Plot Switch: The third episode, sort of. The first half focuses on Kazu and Shōji, while the second half follows Daigo.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Shadam, Gara and Zydos.
  • Identical Grandson: The grandchildren of the Dairangers in the final episode, although they clearly have different personalities than their grandparents.
  • Idiot Ball: Kaku. To save the Earth from destruction by Daijinryū, Kaku rejoins the Gorma and says he'll disband the Dairangers in return for a second truce. There was just one problem, he doesn't tell the rangers they're disbanded until after they see him in armor and then tells them more only after they kill Shiryuu, a Gorma that also wanted peace between the Dai and Gorma tribes and was working with Kaku. Oops.
  • Imposed Handicap Training: Ryo undergoes torturous training with his body being covered with springs that can make him bleed in order to train himself to the point where he can take on Jin.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Tombstone President, Telephone Teacher, and Kamikaze Boss (AKA the "Three Gorma Stooges"). Rather than fighting the Dairangers, they'd rather have a motorcycle race or play soccer (they're not very strong in a straight fight). They try this three times, failing each time, and in the end they give up fighting and survive the war.
  • Instant Expert: Despite not knowing jack about Chi power or fighting, Ryō instantly turns badass after his very first Henshin.
  • Irony: Despite the core five suits never appearing in any of the Zordon Era showsnote , Power Rangers Super Megaforce would have the team use the suits more times than the suits from Power Rangers Time Force, Power Rangers in Space, Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue, or Power Rangers Operation Overdrivenote .
  • Kabuki Theatre: One episode featured a Monster of the Week called Kabuki Kid. Notably for this season's monsters, he was not able to transform into a human guise but rather possessed humans. The fact that the stylized paint and wig would appear meant he had to possess multiple people.
  • Ki Manipulation: The basis of the Dairangers powers is Kiryoku (Chi Power).
  • Larynx Dissonance: The elderly Dairangers and their grandkids are played by the main actors, meaning they sound like their teenage selves.
  • Legacy Character: The Dairangers themselves and the Gohma Emperor.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Iron-Face Choryu, the Dai tribe defector who fights the Rangers in Episodes 7-8 is actually Ryō's father. Also, Shadam is secretly Kō and Akomaru's father.
  • Make My Monster Grow: By design, it was possible to interrupt the growing process by preventing the Gohma from using the bomb (one got fenced in with Dairenrods, and a few got blown up in human size). There's also a limit on how long they can stay giant (this allowed a few Gormas to survive). And the bombs don't revive corpses - the giant Media Magician was completely silent, as he was already killed by Lt. Gara.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Colonel Shadam.
  • Martial Arts Uniform: The Dairanger suits have this as a motif. The Carddass art plays it up.
  • May–December Romance
  • Motor Mouth: The Fast Talking Vagabond monster in episodes 29 and 30.
  • Mundane Utility: The Dairinkens apparently make pretty good cooking knives, as demonstrated by their inventor.
    • Pops up from time to time in the Gohmas. Telephone Teacher can use her ability to make free calls from anywhere to anywhere, for example, and Tombstone President has (at least) a TV and a Fortune Slip Dispenser in his tombstone.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: It is impossible to neatly split the Super Sentai shows into ones that weren't adapted into Power Rangers and those that were, because Dairanger didn't get a full adaptation, mixing the Zyuranger heroes with Dairanger's monsters, mecha, and Sixth Ranger. Even Kakuranger was briefly adapted fully with the Alien Rangers arc after mixing the Zyurangers and Kiba Ranger with Kakuranger's monsters and mecha.
  • Mythology Gag
    • A little girl in Episode 3 dresses like Kazumi from Chikyuu Sentai Fiveman.
    • Three of the rangers share the same colors and beast motifs with their counterparts from Dengeki Sentai Changeman: Change Dragon and Ryū Ranger (both are red) Change Pegasus and Tenma Ranger (blue), and Change Phoenix and Hōō Ranger (pink).
    • Dairanger also has a martial arts theme similar to Hikari Sentai Maskman. The power source used by the Maskmen was actually "aura power", which is what kiryoku means in Japanese (more or less).
    • The Gorma Shitennō would appear to be a homage to the Crime Shitennō from J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai vs. Goranger, both villainous quartets are composed of human-form villains who combine into one monster.
    • Kazu's character seems to be based off Kyosuke Shida a.k.a. Battle France, who was also a dandy hairdresser.
  • No Animosity in the Afterlife: In episode 49, we learn the fight Gara had with Kujaku was because the Gara we've seen the whole show is actually made of clay. The real Gara died a long time ago, and now Kujaku has joined her in heaven and all their animosity has disappeared.
  • One Name Only: Despite being regular civilians, none of the Dairangers have any known surnames. Instead, they precede their names by mentioning their Star of Destiny when they perform their roll call (Ryū Ranger, "Tenkasei" Ryō; Shishi Ranger, "Tengensei" Daigo; ect.) . Their zodiac titles are usually written in quotation marks to indicate that they're not actual surnames.
  • Palette Swap: The final monster in the show's epilogue is a recolor of Roper Baron.
  • Peacock Girl: Kujaku.
  • People in Rubber Suits: Played with - the heavier material on the majority of the Gohma costumes is torso-only (imagine a heavy vest with a built-in mask), with far lighter material (spandex or even loose clothing) on the arms and legs, likely to facilitate any martial fights.
  • Pun-Based Title: The title Dairanger, could be interpreted as a reference to the "Dai" tribe that the heroes are descended from, or as the "Great Rangers". It's also worth noting that Dairenja, the Japanese pronunciation of the title, shares a partial namesake with Dairen, the Japanese name of the Chinese city of Dalian. While Dalian is never directly referenced on the show, the name of the team's mecha, Dairen-oh, uses the same kanji used to write the city's name.
    • The title in Chinese is Wuxing Zhandui Dalianger, making the Dalian connection obvious.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: The Three Gohma Idiots are this from the get-go. How do they carry out their first nefarious plot against the Dairangers? By challenging Ryo to a soccer match. Of course, it's rigged and one (later five) aginst eleven, but still.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: All members of the previous Dairangers (six thousand years before the present day) were male, including their Houou Ranger... who is, until KijiBrother in 2022, and excluding Gokai Changes, Transfer Changes and Sentai Wannabes like Zyuoh Human, the first and only male Pink Ranger in the franchise.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: The name "Wong Tiger" is derived from a backward reading of the kanji characters used to write Kiba Daioh's name. "Wong" comes from the Cantonese pronunciation of the kanji for "king"note , while tai and ga are alternate pronunciations of the kanji for "great" or dainote  and "fang" or kibanote  respectively.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Daigo and Shōji.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: Poor Kujaku. She uses the only drop of the Peacock's Tears to restore Gara's beauty in hopes Gara can finally forgive her instead of restoring her own life. Turns out the real Gara has been dead for years and had already forgiven Kujaku, while the Gara that was healed was merely a clay puppet created by Shadam who still hates her. That said, there is a good reason for Kujaku not to use the Teardrop for herself- if the entire thing were opened for whatever reason, it would destroy humans' immunity to diseases and lead to the eventual extinction of humanity.
  • Shout-Out: In the second episode, the Gohma spheres arrive on Earth with the end part of the TARDIS sound effect.note 
    • The story arc of Iron-Face Chouryo and his master, Archbishop Saw, is a Whole-Plot Reference to the original Star Wars trilogy, with Chouryo taking after Darth Vader and Saw being a Palpatine/Sidious Expy, and Chouryo gets his final redemption and death in very much the same way Vader does. In addition to this character and plot reference, there is even a BGM track in the show that sounds suspiciously similar to the famous Darth Vader theme, "The Imperial March".
  • Skewed Priorities: As Zydos is dying and crumbling into pieces, he worries about receiving his pay/getting promoted rather than learning that he's a clay doll.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Lin, or Rin? You'd think it's "Lin" since she's Chinese, but the Media Magician episode plasters "Rin" all over the place.
  • Spiritual Successor: To Hikari Sentai Maskman.
  • Squashed Flat: Zydos suffers this after the Jūkō Kiden drops down on him in episode 40. His paper-thin body slides out from under it, screeching in agony as he vanishes.
  • The Starscream: Shadam, whose overall motive throughout the series is to kill the Emperor and take over the Gohma Empire.
    • Down the line, it turns out Shadam is the Man Behind the Man due to the fact that he had already controlled the Gohma tribe. The Gohma leader is technically already dead; the man sitting at the top is a clay replica. In fact, they are all clay replicas; Shadam just happened to be the only one carrying on the will of his past self.
  • Theme Naming: Unique in Super Sentai, the vast majority of Gohma are members of a society, and usually have two-part names consisting of a noun (the theme they're based around, very rarely a personal name) and a title/job.
    • Some of the characters' names are taken from Romance of the Three Kingdoms, such as Zhang Liao (Choryo, Ryo's father), Jia Xu (Master Kaku) and Zǐlóng (Shiryu, Master Kaku's sympathizer within Gohma).
  • Three Stooges Shout-Out: The Three Gorma Stooges, a Harmless Villain trio who simply want to defeat our heroes in competitions, rather than kill them.
  • Title Scream: Some episode titles are rendered like this (including the premiere).
  • Unnamed Parent: Ko's mother. None of the other Dairangers even bother to figure out her name, simply calling her "kaasan".
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: The Gohma's human forms tend to draw less attention than you'd think they would.
    • And then there's General Kamikaze's first appearance, riding around on his bike - there's some bystanders in the background (likely not part of the shoot), and their expressions appear to be: "WTF?"
  • Vanity Is Feminine: The Monster of the Week in Episode 9, Mirror Makeup Artist traps women in it's mirror if they show any vanity in front of a mirror. And spits out men if they end up in him.
  • Villainous BSoD: Akomaru is very shaken upon learning that he, Ko and his mother are all related.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Daigo delivered one to everyone for coming too late to save a child of the week, first by socking Shōji and Kazu with a punch on the face. And when even Ryō and Rin didn't even seem to show determination to keep the team, he delivers this:
    You all make me sick.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: Sort of. We find out, at the 50th year anniversary of their final battle with over the Gohma, that they all did well in life and settled down with their families in peace. And then a new Roper Baron appears, which their grandchildren stand up to as the new Dairangers.
    • This has lead to the joke that the Super Sentai series of 2043 will be Dairanger.
  • Worthy Opponent: Ryō and Jin view each other as this.


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The Unmorphed Roll Call

In Gosei Sentai Dairanger, the team do their roll call in their civilian forms. This moment is considered so memorable that it ended up creating variants of this exact scene for other Super Sentai shows to come (hence why it's a trope maker).

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