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"Divine! Adventurous! Courageous! It's just MAGIC"

Magic. It is a sacred power.
Magic. It is an adventure into the unknown.
Magic. It is the proof of courage!
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Mahou Sentai Magiranger (Magical Squadron Magiranger) is the twenty-ninth program in the Super Sentai franchise, airing for 2005 to 2006.

Years ago, a war broke out between the heavenly plane of Magitopia and the hellish underworld of Infershia. The divine warriors of Magitopia were victorious, and placed a great seal on the gate to Infershia. Now in the modern day, that seal has begun to weaken and the demonic hordes within have put into motion a plan to revive their god, N Ma.

The only hope for the world rests with the Ozu family, five ordinary siblings who suddenly discover that they are the heirs to a secret magical legacy. Drawing arcane power from courage, they transform into the Magiranger and must master the art of magic to defend the world from evil. They are later joined by Sixth Ranger Hikaru, a legendary hero of Magitopia who becomes their mentor.

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The motif this time around is "Magic", and the theme of "Courage" and "Family" is also strong all over. Also the first Sentai team to don capes since... around the first time.

Partnered with the Kamen Rider series Kamen Rider Hibiki before concluding its airing alongside the first episodes of Kamen Rider Kabuto in the Super Hero Time block.

The MagiRangers:

Allies:

Infershia:

Adapted into English as Power Rangers Mystic Force. If you want the Kamen Rider equivalent, see Kamen Rider Wizard.


Recurring Super Sentai tropes:

Tropes specific to Magiranger:

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Shichijuurou of the four Hell Kings can set his sword to slice through intangible concepts like the bonds between family.
  • Accidental Kidnapping: Hades God Toad had no idea that the "special soul" he'd stolen from the Flower Garden of Souls was Miyuki.
  • Accidental Pervert: Kai in one episode where Houka is attempting to help him on a date with his love interest, Yuka Yamazaki, ends up knocking him over, and causes him to see up his crush's skirt.
    • Smoky becomes one at the end of Stage 26 when he accidentally gropes Urara. Cue Urara's Megaton Punch.
  • Achilles in His Tent: Following the apparent death of their mother in Stage 2, Tsubasa and Houka abandon the fight against Infershia, pissing off Kai. They get their spirit back after hearing the message their mother left for the siblings in the Magic Room.
  • Action Mom: Miyuki
  • Against the Setting Sun: Inverted in Stage 6, played straight in Stage 36.
  • Agony Beam: N Ma pulls this on Kai in Stage 33.
  • A Lady on Each Arm: Belbireji pulls this with Nai and Mare. They were not amused.
  • Alien Blood: Valkyon bleeds green, as does the Hades God Wyvern.
  • All There in the Manual: Victory General Branken was once a mere High Zobil, while the Hades Beastmen were humans who'd sold their souls to N Ma.
  • All Trolls Are Different: The Hades Beast Troll is of the big, rocky variety.
  • Almost Kiss: Hikaru and Urara, again and again...
  • Amplifier Artifact: The sword Hell Fang and the Jagun Shield, crafted from N Ma's fang and eye, respectively.
  • Amusing Injuries: Nai and Mea suffer from this during the last arc of the series, as they are either stepped on by their new bosses, or swatted like flies when said bosses get angry. Since they can't die, they get better.
  • And I Must Scream: Depending on how you interpret what Urara says, the people who got turned into stone by the MOTW in Stage 4 were still fully aware of everything happening around them.
    • Also Raigel, during the time he was turned into a mummy and sealed in a cave by Sungel.
  • Angelic Beauty: Both Hikaru and Rin are regarded as especially attractive.
  • Angst Coma: Kai falls into one after getting his ass thoroughly kicked by Wolzard and having the MagiKing magic stolen from his family.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: The mythological variation.
  • Animorphism: After battling the traitorous Raigel, Hikaru turns into a frog, only to turn back into a human after Urara kisses him 15 years later.
    • In addition, Meemy, upon revival, turns Nai and Mea into centipedes to show them who's boss.
  • An Aesop: The "courage equals magic" rule is typically expressed with one of these.
  • Apocalypse How: Each member of the Infershia Pantheon is capable of performing their own variation of a Class 4 or 5 apocalypse. N Ma himself was on the verge of achieving a Class X-4 in the final episode, before Kai's timely intervention.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: In Stage 6, the siblings don't believe Kai when he tells him that Wolzard contacted him in his dreams for no better reason than to facilitate him going against Wolzard alone.
  • Arc Words: "You may also create a new legend". Hikaru says this with regard to each sibling from stages 25 through 29, foreshadowing their obtainment of the Legend Mode.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: The key to defeating Hades God Drake
  • Attack Reflector: Kai used this tactic against the Monster of the Week in Stage 4. But it was Urara who thought of the idea.
  • Automatic Crossbow: Vancuria uses a magic one twice, in Stage 9 and Stage 15.
  • Avenging the Villain: While Hades God Drake was already raring to go to the surface and rampage, the death of Hades God Gorgon makes him even more so. Ironically, it is Hades God Sphinx who callously dismisses his anger on Gorgon's behalf.
  • Back from the Dead: Hikaru, Isamu, Miyuki, and Sphinx. Vancuria is basically immortal and comes back every time she dies.
  • Badass Boast: Miyuki delivers one in a flashback in The Movie, in order to convince Magiel to let her become a magician.
    Miyuki: I am the Heavenly Saint Blagel's Wife! When it comes to courage, no one can outdo me!
  • Badass Cape:
    • For the third time in Super Sentai history. When the core team uses Legend mode, however, they lose the capes. Also, MagiMother and Wolzard Fire don't wear them.
    • And on the villainous side, the Hades God Ifrit wears one.
  • Badass Family: Five siblings, their teachernote , and their parents.
  • Badass Fingersnap: Typically accompanies the declaration checkmate.
  • Badass Long Robe: Blagel wears a fur lined one in his human form. This gets passed down to Kai in the "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue.
  • Barehanded Blade Block: Kai pulls one against Wolzard in the first episode.
  • Barrier Maiden: Lunagel
  • Bad Boss: The Ten Hades Gods. Mostly to Vancuria, Who gets stepped on even by the nicer ones. The exception is Sphinx, which is probably a big part of the reason they revive her after she's killed by Dagon.
  • Bash Brothers: Not surprising considering the heroes are siblings, but there's a villainous example in Hades Gods Drake and Slepnir, who are collectively known as The Two UltimateGods.
  • Batman Gambit: Meemy pulls one off in Stage 33, provoking MagiShine to use Travelion's Destruction Fire Reverse Spray against him so he can drain that power to create the Gestalt Hades Beast Chimera.
  • Battle Amongst the Flames: Kai creates this effect during the Final Battle against N Ma.
  • Beam-O-War: Snowgel vs. Hades God Drake.
  • Beam Spam: Hikaru tends to pull these, especially when in his Heavenly Saint form.
  • Big Damn Heroes: MagiMother, MagiShine, and WolzardFire, at various points throughout the series.
  • Big Fancy House: The Ozu residence, complete with hidden magic room.
  • Big "NO!": Urara lets one out when in stage 26 when it appears that Smoky's fallen victim to his curse and died.
  • Black Spot: Well, a red skull mark on your arm, but it has the same fatal consequences.
  • Blade Run: Hades God Wyvern pulls this against Hades God Drake.
  • Blessed with Suck: Invoked by Nai and Mare, who turned a group of people into vampires so that they could be killed by sunlight.
  • Blood from the Mouth: Hades God Wyvern following his fight against Wolzard.
  • Blood Knight: Hades God Drake. Guy was itching for a fight, he even went off before it was his turn to take on MagiShine.
  • Book-Ends: The first scene of the family is everyone eating together, minus Kai who was late getting back. The same goes for the final scene, with the addition of Hikaru as Urara's husband and Isamu restored to the family.
  • Body Horror: N Ma emergence from Titan's body begins with his tentacles bursting out of his body.
  • Bow Chicka Wow Wow: Houka creates this sort of music to set the atmosphere for Kai and Yamazaki. Kai was not amused.
  • Boxing Lessons for Superman: Tsubasa teaches Kai how to box in order to fight the Monster of the Week in Stage 14.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Magiel addresses the audience directly near the end of The Movie, and near the end of the series itself.
    • In Stage 19, after Smoky first comes out of his genie lamp, he sniffs Kai. Smoky turns to camera and says, "Not the master".
  • Breather Episode: After the very intense psychological battle against the Hades God Cyclops, the focus of the fight against the Hades God Gorgon is on a "Freaky Friday" Flip between Kai and Houka which is mostly played for laughs.
  • Brick Joke: During one Omake segment, Mandora Boy swears revenge upon Smoky. In a later Omake segment, he succeeds.
    • In Stage 5, Houka attempts to disguise herself as a post box, and when Kai sees through her, she responds "I am just an ordinary post box]]. She does the same thing in Stage 39, Kai sees through her disguise again, and she responds "As before, I am just an ordinary post box."
  • Broke Episode: Stage 13
  • Broken Faceplate: A variation on this in the last episode, where Kai manifests his helmet with the faceplate empty.
  • Camp Straight: Houka's love interest and Spear Counterpart Tetsuya.
  • Cape Swish: The MagiRangers do this during their role call.
  • Cast from Hit Points: Using magic beyond your abilities quickly drains your stamina, as seen with Kai in Stages 6 and 7, and Miyuki in Stage 46.
  • Catch and Return: Tsubasa thoroughly stomped Wolzard in Kai's dream in Stage 7, starting with a Hadouken-style return.
  • Cell Phones Are Useless: On two separate occasions the Magirangers find themselves in a Pocket Dimension where their MagiPhones will not work.
  • Central Theme: Courage and family can overcome anything.
  • Character Development: EVERY episode.
  • Chekhov's Armoury: Most everything in the show gets introduced before their full importance is apparent.
  • Chekhov's Boomerang: Urara's phobia of frogs is introduced in Stage 19, plays a significant part in Stage 20, and returns in Stage 43.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Many examples throughout the series, with the ice-bolt in Wolzard's armor after he defeats Magi Mother being among the most important.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Rin/Lunagel is introduced at the end of Stage 15, with the full scope of her true identity and role not revealed until the next episode.
  • Chekhov M.I.A.: Raigel and Sungel.
  • Chekhov's Skill: In Stage 9, Kai's ability to teleport objects proves key to befriending Varikion. Later on, the Fatal Blade stance shown to him by Blagel in Stage 48 shows its worth in Stage 49.
  • Chess Motif: The Magirangers turn into chess pieces while controlling MagiKing, and later MagiLegend. Notably, not even the Magirangers know why this happens, it's just magic.
  • Chest Blaster: Travelion has one that can either absorb the enemy, or spew fire at them.
  • Climactic Battle Resurrection: Vancuria extends her immortality to Sphinx, Sungel, and Blagel to revive them for the final battle as part of her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: Groom Do Bridon after fusing with the Ultra Hades Beast Living Sword.
  • Cold Sniper: Cyclops, one of the Hades Gods.
  • Combat Tentacles: Several monsters exhibit these, most notably N Ma.
  • Combat Pragmatist: On two occasions, the Monster of the Week will attempt to step on the heroes upon turning giant. Subverted when the heroes turn into their Majin forms and flip the poor monster over.
  • Comically Missing the Point: In Stage 9, Kai uses his magic to finish Tsubasa's 'ship in a bottle' and then remove it from the bottle. He has no idea why Makito smacked him on Tsubasa's behalf.
  • Completely Different Title: The Korean dub refers to the show as Power Ranger Magic Force.
  • Constantly Curious: Snowgel acts like one when the Magirangers first meet her, before Smoky reveals her true identity.
  • Cool Horse: Wolzard has one and combines with it to form a centaur-like mecha. Kai later gets one and can also combine with it.
  • Cool Train: Hikaru's mecha, Travelion.
  • Cool vs. Awesome: Beyond the general premise of heavenly magicians vs. Infershia's legions, Stage 42 features a giant mecha centaur vs a giant mecha chariot.
  • Corner of Woe: Kai ends up in one for Stage 14's Omake.
  • Crashing Dreams: Tsubasa invokes this after entering Kai's mind during his Angst Coma to get him to realize he's trapped in a dream.
  • Creepy Twins: Nai and Mea; they don't seem like twins (and they're not really twins at that), but they hit every other criteria on spot.
  • Crucified Hero Shot: Lunagel is caught in this position in Stage 18.
  • Crutch Character: Miyuki is very much this. She manages to easily defeat a Monster of the Week on her own, can grow to giant size at will, is the one who gave the Five-Man Band their powers and has knowledge that would probably solve all of the series' problems in no time. Because the series is probably aware of her status of Crutch Character, she is seemingly killed off by the Dark Magician Wolzard in the second episode.
  • Cue the Sun: Inverted in Stage 11, as the rising sun proves very bad for Houka, who had been turned into a vampire without realizing it.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • The Mecha fight between MagiKing and Belbireji in Stage 24 is one of the more notable examples of a heroic beatdown.
    • A more traditional villainous one takes place in Stage 6, with the MagiKing magic stolen and Kai stuck in an Angst Coma afterwards.
    • Wolzard Fire introduces himself by single-handedly destroying Wyvern in less than a minute. This was after Wyvern declared he was going to pay Wolzard back for humiliating him earlier.
  • Giant Mook: The Hades Beast Troll, which is larger than the average monster of the week, but smaller than a giant monster.
  • Girls' Night Out Episode: Stage 8, complete with the girls having to rescue the boys.
  • Golem: The Hades Machine Beast Golem, which required a soul over 300 years old to fuel, much to Bururatesu's horror.
    • MagiShine's Travelion can also be considered one.
  • Gossipy Hens: Early episodes feature them discussing rumors concerning the latest monster attacks.
  • Gratuitous English: Hikaru's MagiTickets have English text on them.
    • In Stage 26, when Nai and Mea start singing, Meemy lets out a very shrill "Shut up!"
  • Great Offscreen War: The much spoken of war between Magitopia and Infershia in the past; we the viewers only get to see bits and pieces of the last battle.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: In stage 25, Kai throws the Monster of the Week at Meemy, while unmorphed and with his courage stolen from him.
  • Griping About Gremlins: The first Hades Beastman to be pitted against the Magirangers is Garim the Gremlin.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Underplayed, but all five siblings are half-human, half-Heavenly Saint.
  • Handsome Lech: Hikaru, though most of the girls he hits on actually do show some attraction to him.
  • Harping on About Harpies: Peewee Harpy.
  • Have You Tried Not Being a Monster?: Titan.
  • Healing Potion: Tsubasa brews these on occasion.
  • Heartbroken Badass:
    • Tsubasa, when Rei was turned to voice medicine.
    • Snowgel also counts, though the badass part isn't evident until later.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Sphinx, Titan and Vancuria.
  • Hell Gate: The Hades Gate.
  • Heroic BSoD: Tsubasa, of all people, has one in Stage 38, after Cyclops pops caps on three of his siblings, leaving only him and Kai left to try to escape him. At one point, he gives up on running away because he couldn't uphold the promise he had made to Makito, to stand in for them when he was out. He only gets back on his feet and devises a plan to beat Cyclops when Kai pulls a Get A Hold Of Yourself Man on him.
  • Heroic Resolve: The source of power that drives the magic used by the Magirangers.
  • Hidden Depths: All the main characters are full of them.
  • High-Heel–Face Turn: Vancuria and Sphinx
  • Honest Axe: In the Magi Red VS Magi Shine Special.
  • Hope Spot: At the end of Stage 46, it appears that everyone's efforts to get Titan to the Lake of Slumber so that N Ma can't be reborn will succeed. Then Dagon shows up and stabs Titan through the gut, bringing about N Ma's rebirth.
    • And then in Stage 48, Kai leads his siblings to defeat Hades God Sleipnir by following his father's example. Cue N Ma arriving and casually tossing down Blagel's and Hikaru's corpses.
  • Hope Sprouts Eternal: During the final episode a single flower is all that remains in N Ma's future world
  • Hostage for MacGuffin: Urara is taken hostage in Stage 22, with Hikaru's Travelion MagiTicket as the MacGuffin.
  • Hot-Blooded: Kai, probaly owing to his element.
  • House Wife: Miyuki became this after retiring from the war.
  • Hulk's Cooldown Hug Corollary: In Stage 45. Makito attacks Titan just as Houka is befriending him. Somewhat subverted in which Titan does not go on a rampage because of this.
  • Human Shield: Vancuria uses Houka as one.
  • Humiliation Conga: Kai suffers from this during Stage 25 after his courage is stolen.
  • Hybrid Monster: The Gestalt Hades Beastman Chimera, created from the souls of all 1000 Hades Beastmen than Blagel had sealed away.
  • Hypnotize the Princess: Yamazaki is subjected to this in the movie.
  • Hypno Trinket: The Puppet Ring which facilitated the above trope, fueled by countless human souls.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Each episode is called "Stage", with a magic spell following the title.
  • Idol Singer: Rei, Before she was killed by Neries.
  • If It Swims, It Flies: Averted by MagiMermaid; it doesn't fly, and it can freely switch between legs and a tail.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: Groom Do Bridon to Yamazaki
  • I Know Madden Kombat: The Majin Shoot is pulled off that effectively mainly due to Kai being a soccer player.
  • Impossible Thief: Gaston the Thief
  • Improbable Weapon User: Hikaru with his MagiLamp Buster.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: The constant use of maji, meaning serious, by the Magirangers.
  • Indy Ploy: Hikaru learns an aesop about using these.
  • Ineffectual Loner: Lunagel; it didn't help that Wolzard had spent the past four episodes powering up before the fight.
    • Also, Shichijuurou of the four Hell Kings turns Kai, Tsubasa, Houka, and Urara into this by severing their familial bonds. Funny about this is that Kai is the only one that does not move out of the Ozu house because, being underage, he cannot purchase his own home.
  • In Medias Res: The start of The Movie
  • Instant Expert: Upon first receiving their powers from their mother, the Magirangers pretty much know exactly how they work.
  • Instant Runes: Averted in Stage 20, when the Monster of the week has to draw key runes at several key points in the city, otherwise played straight.
  • Insubstantial Ingredients: One potion required, among other things, the honey of a queen bee that gathers no honey.
  • Interspecies Romance: The siblings' father, Isamu, is a Heavenly Saint, and their mother is just a human magician.
    • Same deal with Hikaru and Urara, who get married towards the series' end.
  • Invisibility: Warning, requires the Magi Hat and you can still be seen in mirrors.
  • Ironic Echo: Wolzard repeating Blagel's words after Makito invokes them in an Rousing Speech.
  • I Surrender, Suckers: Garim the Hades Beastman Gremlin pulls this to sneak in an attack on the MagiRangers
    • Meemy later tries this against Sungel and Lunagel, but they were much too Genre Savvy for it to work.
  • It Only Works Once: Many spells are dropped after their debut, but notably, Makito's Rock Armor is defeated the very first time it's used, and is never spoken of again.
    • Averted just as often, both with staple spells and the more specialized ones.
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies: Hikaru rejected Urara at first because he had a glimpse of his future and saw he was going to die.
  • It's Personal: Lunagel took Raigel's betrayal very, very seriously.
  • It Was a Dark and Stormy Night: When Sungel confronts Raigel after his betrayal.
  • I Will Only Slow Youdown: Kai says this to his siblings in Stage 38, after he has been shot in the leg by Hades God Cyclops.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Tsubasa
  • Journey to the Center of the Mind: Tsubasa performs one to save Kai from his Angst Coma in Stage 7.
  • Kawaiiko: Houka, Nai, Mea.
  • Kick the Dog: Hades God Wyvern normally dotes on Nai and Mea like treasured pets, but when he gets mad, they are the first to suffer his wrath.
  • King Mook: Hades Beast Stone Troll, which is a regular troll infused with Magi King magic.
  • Large and in Charge: Heavenly Saint Magiel, who puts the Big in Big Good...but is herself dwarfed by the Infershia Gods.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Rin.
    • One-time case: Houka, when she stumbled upon the MacGuffin and the bad guys found this to be the best way to prevent her from telling. She even RE-loses any new memories at the end of each hour.
  • Leitmotif: Peace in Heaven, Miyuki's theme and "The Prologue of Magitopia", according to Mandora Boy
  • Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: Tsubasa decides the only way to counter a boxing monster is with boxing, everyone agrees.
    • Tsubasa also pulls this against the Hades God Cyclops, with epic results.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Urara and Houka.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: Kai dubs the amnesiac Lunagel Rin, after the bell she wore on her bracelet.
  • Locked Out of the Fight: Lunagel traps the Magirangers in a Pocket Dimension so that she can fight Wolzard on her own.
  • Lovable Coward: Kai becomes one when Gaston the Thief steals his courage.
  • Love Confession: Kai confesses his love to Yuka in Stage 5, only to be turned down in favor of MagiRed. Urara and Hikaru confess their feelings to each other in Stage 47, and marry shortly thereafter.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: Hilariously done with Kai and Yuka. Subverted starting with the movie halfway through the series, in which she figures it all out, but never outright tells him that she knows.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Wolzard.
  • Magic A Is Magic A: This show does a fantastic job of making sure each and every magic spell is consistent in design, intent, and casting, even near the end of the series when the heroes are getting so powerful that they start crossing spell tiers. The show doesn't tend to go over this in detail though; if you want to see how coherent the spell system is, you're going to have to do some research.
    • To give a quick summary, the ten buttons on the Magiphone each have a specific function, and spells are made by combining them, and the series sticks with this. For example, with the transformation call Maaji Maji Majiro, the words mean (in order) "Transform", "Warrior", "Body".
  • Magic and Powers: Each of the Ozu siblings have their own unique magic abilities.
  • Magical Incantation: Each spell in the series is constructed from these. The Magirangers have one set of words, The Heavenly Saints another, and Meemy and Wolzard each have their own with some crossover.
  • Magic Knight: Basically what all the Rangers here are.
  • Magic Mirror: Two examples, one being a device to alert the Magirangers to Infershia's attacks, and the other was created by Kai on the spot to reflect a MOTW's attack back at it.
  • Magic Music: The Hades Beast Manticore creates music with its body to compel its victims to dance until they are exhausted, and then into its mouth.
    • Nai and Mare also do this to lull their victims into a daze, allowing them to convert them into vampires.
  • Magic Wand: In the shape of cellphones.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: At the low end of this trope, there are five Ozu siblings.
  • Master-Apprentice Chain: Blagel was Hikaru's mentor, and he in turn becomes the mentor for the Magirangers.
  • Master of Illusion: Belbireji the Incubus specializes in this, while Hades God Gorgon dabbles in it.
  • Meaningful Name: Quite a lot, in fact. They can also double as Theme Naming.
    • The whole Ozu family, for one thing.
      • "Kai" means "first" or "leader," and it's written with the Japanese character for "fire", of course his leadership skill is somewhat poor.
      • Tsubasa means "wings"; his Majin form is the Garuda, a mythological bird.
      • Urara's name means "bright" and also a pun on "Uranai"; "fortune-telling," which happens to be her talent.
      • Houka, The Chick of the group, means "fragrance."
      • Makito, an earth magic user as well as a farmernote , means "sower." "Maki" refers to "firewood," linking him to his element.
      • Finally, take the first syllable of each sibling's name in order of birthnote  and you get "Mahoutsukai"note .
      • And their mother? Miyukinote .
      • They are all technically "Ozu no Mahotsukai"; "Wizard(s) of Oz."
      • Even Kai's love interest Yuka Yamazaki gets in on it; her name roughly means "Gentle flower on the mountain top", which is how Kai describes her when she first appears.
    • And of course, the Heavenly Saints.
      • Magiel, the arch-saint of all magic
      • Sungel and Hikaru both have something to do with light.
      • Lunagel is obviously the Heavenly Saint of the Moon.
      • Raigel, the Heavenly Saint of Lightningnote .
      • Snowgel, the Heavenly Saint of Ice.
      • Chronogel, the Heavenly Saint of Time.
      • Isamu's Saint name is Blagel, the Blazing Fire Heavenly Saint. Furthermore, Isamu means "Bravery", and he's universally acknowledged as the bravest of the Heavenly Saints.
    • Hell, even the villain of The Movie gets in on this. His desire is to marry Yamazaki, and his name is Groom Do Bridon.
  • Meaningful Rename: The Heavenly Saint Raigel renames himself as the Dark Priest Memmy upon being revived by N Ma.
  • Merlin and Nimue: Hikaru and Urara.
  • Meteor Move: Hikaru's Prominence Drop
  • Mind-Control Eyes: Those under Vancuria's control gain vertical slits in their eyes.
  • Mind Rape: The Hades God Cyclops pulls the mundane version on Tsubasa, N Ma the supernatural variety on Magi Shine
  • Moment Killer: Hikaru and Urara were interrupted twice. One when the siblings disturbed their alone-time in one episode and the other when Lunagel interrupts their wedding kiss to tell them that N Ma has destroyed Magitopia.
  • Monster Mash: The leaders of Infershia follow this general motif.
  • Mood Whiplash
  • Mook Carryover: Vancuria/ Nai and Mea last through all three arcs. Justified on account of their Immortality. In fact if they didn't, they likely would have never had their Heel–Face Turn.
  • Motif: Magic, as well as circus acts, legends, prophecies, and heaven vs. hell. Parallels between family issues and the war with Infershia are also frequent.
  • Mundane Utility: Miyuki, after using magic to kill a troll, then uses it to pour tea and make a cake.
    • Later on, Houka uses her MagiPhone to schedule dates for herself.
  • Musical Assassin: The Monster Siren Neries uses her voice to kill, though she has to use the spirit of a deceased pop singer for whom Tsubasa falls in love to do the job for her.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: Makito does NOT approve of his sister rushing into marriage, and doesn't care what her excuses may be.
  • Mythology Gag: Sungel/Hikaru is a special ranger who wears dark blue (OK, mainly gold, but still) and happens to love Urara who is the female blue ranger. In Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger, Isshuu was a special ranger who wore dark blue and happened to love Nanami who was the female blue ranger.
    • Also, the ninja Monster of the Week is described in a flashback as "Unknown to the people, unknown to the world..."
    • And then there's the way MagiKing gets assembled, with MagiTaurus serving as the core that gets armored up by the other mechs, not unlike DaiRenOh. Plus, the four non-red mechs combine into MagiDragon which can be used as a mount by MagiPhoenix], similar to how Ryou's [=RyuSeiOh rides the Heavenly Chi Palace.
    • In the movie, the siblings perform the Five Fantastic Fire technique, in which they leap into the air and transform into a giant fire bird. The Jetman team uses a very similar attack in the penultimate episode of their series.
    • The Saint Kaiser resembles a non-evil version of the first form of Dora Talos. Highly appropriate, considering that Big Good Magiel is played by the same actress as Zyuranger's primary Big Bad. This particular nod even carries over to the Power Rangers adaptation.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: The Beast Emperor/Absolute God N Ma.
    • Also, the Infershia Pantheon, which serves N Ma directly.
  • Narm: In-universe example; in flashback it is revealed that Kai was mauled by a bear that had escaped from the zoo while Tsubasa was out hanging with his friends, and when he finds out, his first response is to laugh at the absurdity of it all. Makito did not think this was funny. At all.
  • Nice Hat: Not a real hat, but MagiKing's wizard-hat is a pretty cool headpiece.
    • Travelion also has a Nice Hat in the form of a turban.
  • Ninja Pirate Robot Zombie: In one episode the Monster of the Week is a ninja and the Zobiru working under him are ninja-themed as well.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Justified, as the Magirangers earn their spells through their Courage from the Heavenly Saints who watch over them.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: Kai performs one while in Houka's body. Note that Houka herself never does this.
  • Non-Action Guy: Mandora Boy.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: A couple of the monsters differ from the usual Super Sentai mold:
    • Worm Hell Beast, an elaborate puppet instead of a person in a suit.
    • Troll Hell Beast, who is a person in a suit, but is about 30-40 feet tall, instead of either human-sized or 30 stories tall.
  • No Body Left Behind: Miyuki, though that's because she didn't actually die, the victims of the Red Skull Curse in stage 15.
  • No Range Like Point-Blank Range: Groom Do Bridon does this against Magi Shine, twice.
    • MagiShine later pulls this off against the Hades God Ifrit, with help from Urara.
    • And in the finale, the Hades God Sphinx does this against Hades God Dagon.
  • No Ontological Inertia: Averted in Stages 25 and 27, where a separate spell is needed to undo the damage wrought by the Monster of the Week.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: Nai and Mare attempt to use their Zettai Ryouiki against Kai and Makito. They respond by invoking their love interests.
  • Not Quite Dead: Isamu, Miyuki and Raigel.
  • Not What It Looks Like: While trying to find the temple in Houka's memory, Urara mistakes Hikaru of kissing Houka and practically zoomed to Kyoto and almost drop kicked Hikaru for it.
  • Obviously Evil: Subverted, as Blagel's Heavenly Saint form is reminiscent of most popular depictions of Satan, while Raigel looks very similar to the obviously holy Sungel.
  • Ocular Gushers: Urara has these shortly after obtaining her Legend Mode powers.
  • Official Couple: Hikaru and Urara get married at the near finale.
    • Isamu and Miyuki.
  • Oh, Crap!: Right from the first episode, when Wolzard transforms into WolKentauros while our heroes have yet to gain their giant forms.
  • Omake: During which Mandora Boy (usually) talks about whatever new spell was introduced in the episode, and frequently suffers some manner of comic hijinks.
    • Same goes for Nai and Mare, if the spell is used by the enemies.
  • Ominous Opera Cape: Both Meemy and Groom Do Bridon wear this variety of cape.
  • One-Hit Kill: Hades God Sphinx likes to pull these off with her BFG
  • 1 Million B.C.: The Marudeyona World that Hikaru sent everyone to to help Makito get over his funk in Stage 21.
  • One-Winged Angel: A rare heroic example, with the core Magirangers ability to transform into the Majins, while Sungel and Blagel have their Heavenly Saint forms.
  • Orcus on His Throne: N Ma spends most of the series sealed away. Once the seal is finally broken, he wastes no time in laying waste to the heavens and earth.
  • Our Angels Are Different: They're not called angels, and they don't have wings, but otherwise, the Heavenly Saints are classic biblical angels.
  • Our Gargoyles Rock: The Demon Gate Guard Gargoyle.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: Rei is trapped in the world of the living by a powerful monster.
  • Our Ghouls Are Creepier: The Solitary Confinement Beast Ghoul, who can stretch his arms great distances and turn his fists giant.
  • Our Gods Are Different: The Infershia Pantheon is extremely powerful, but is bound by the Dark Precepts, preventing its members from attacking the surface all at once.
  • Our Monsters Are Weird: The Hades Beast Worm is a mass of giant worms shaped like a hydra...which fires laser beams.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: The Zobils.
  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind: On multiple occasions the Magirangers will hit the enemy with a powerful attack that sends them flying off camera, and then they act as though the battle was already won. The most notable example of this is the final battle against N Ma.
  • Out of the Inferno: Well, more like through the inferno; Groom Do Bridon leaps through an explosion to get an attack off against MagiShine
  • Painfully Slow Projectile: Hades God Cyclop's bullets are generally slow enough for the MagiRangers to block and deflect. then again, by that point they are among the most powerful and magical beings in the world.
  • Paper Fan of Doom: Houka turns into one in Stage 45 to knock some sense into Makito.
  • Parental Abandonment:
  • Palette Swap: Varikion and Unigolon, with the latter also having a form. By extension, FireKaiser and SaintKaiser.
  • Pastel-Chalked Freeze Frame: Pulled off spectacularly with each hit in "Majin Shoot".
  • Pensieve Flashback: Hikaru does a series of these in Stage 35 to help determine whether or not Miyuki really is alive.
  • Pepper Sneeze: Houka turns into a giant salt and pepper shaker in Stage 2 to force a monster to sneeze out Kai, Makito, and Urara.
  • Personality Powers: There's even a song in Stage 3 sung by Mandora Boy about how the Magirangers elemental powers and personalities match, as well as their rolls in the Five-Man Band.
  • Pet the Dog: Hades God Wyvern generally dotes on Nai and Mea like beloved pets. This makes his Kick the Dog moments all the harsher.
  • Phlebotinum Overload: How N Ma is defeated.
  • Physical Hell: Infershia
  • Playing Possum: Groom Do Bridon uses this to get in an attack against MagiShine.
  • Pocket Dimension: The Marudeyona worlds.
  • Pokémon Speak: Solitary Confinement Hades Beast Ogre engages in this.
  • Power at a Price: The Ozu siblings could become Heavenly Saints themselves, but would lose all memory of their human existences in the process.
  • Power Incontinence: In Stage 31, the Ozu siblings experience an overflow of power in their civilian forms as a side effect of their unrestrained Legend Modes.
  • Power of Love: Invoked by Makito in front of Eriko. She is not impressed.
    • Played straight in Stage 28, where Tsubasa's love for Rei allows him to free her soul from the Hell King Neries and let her move on to the afterlife.
  • Precursor Heroes: Blagel, Sungel, and Lunagel. Also Raigel, before he betrayed the first three.
  • Present Absence: The repercussions of Miyuki's defeat in Stage 2 are keenly felt throughout the series.
  • Pure Magic Being: The Heavenly Saints.
  • Quirky Household: The siblings belong to one.
  • Race Against the Clock: Tsubasa has very little time to rescue Kai from his Angst Coma before becoming trapped in it himself. They end up running out of time, but are rescued by their mother's spirit.
    • Later, Hikaru has to undergo a dangerous ordeal to save Tsubasa from a curse.
  • Really Gets Around: Houka. In case you wonder, she's gone as far as to juggle with at least 15 boyfriends at a time.
    Houka: "Aww, she gets to wear a wedding dress..."
    Kai: "You've worn a wedding dress too once."
    Tsubasa: "And there will be many more times."
  • Really 700 Years Old: Hikaru and the other Heavenly Saints are implied to be at least a whole lot older.
  • Recap Episode: Most of Episode 35 is this.
  • Red Baron: The four Hell Kings are introduced with these by Wolzard
    • Later on, the book of prophecy applies this sort of appellation to every Hades Beast and Hades Beastman.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Inverted and subverted with Bullrates the Kobold; a side-effect of a spell that Meemy casts on him to restore his youthful strength was to turn his red eyes white, and while he does become much more powerful, he is still effortlessly defeated by the Magirangers Legend Mode. This was exactly what Meemy wanted all along as this let him use Bullrates's soul to fuel the Hades Beast Machine Golem.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Kai and Tsubasa. The latter's personal color does not match this trope, but his personality does.
  • Red Sky, Take Warning: A variation; if the sky suddenly turns dark and an aurora appears, that means a Hades God is about to administer a Divine Punishment.
  • Redemption Demotion: Hades God Titan seems to lose much of his power following his Heel–Face Turn. Justified, as he is having to restrain N Ma's soul within himself, which was specifically noted to weaken Blagel when he did the same thing.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Titan.
  • Redemption Equals Life: Blagel, Sphinx.
  • Redemption Promotion: Isamu gains considerable power after changing from Wolzard to WolzardFire.
  • Replacement Mooks: The Hades Beast Men to the Hades Beasts.
  • Rescue Arc: The bulk of the Pantheon of Infershia arc is comprised of the Magirangers trying to rescue their mother.
  • Revealing Skill: Inverted, Houka was too considerate and skilled while under Vancuria's control.
  • Riddling Sphinx: In Stage 46, the Hades God Sphinx questions the Magirangers on how they've been able to keep defeating the Hades Gods despite the power gap between them.
  • Right Hand vs. Left Hand: Wolzard could have killed the Magirangers in Stage 9 if Branken hadn't chosen then to have Vancuria make an assassination attempt against him right then.
  • Ring of Power: The Oath Rings, passed down from the Legendary Magicians to the Magirangers through Sungel. They allow the Magirangers to prove to Snowgel that they are worthy of the Legend Mode.
  • Robe and Wizard Hat: Though most of the time, the MagiRangers just wear the robe, and just so they can dramatically throw it off just before entering battle.
  • Roboteching: Hikaru can control the path of his shots through will alone.
  • Romance-Inducing Smudge: Stage 36 has one between Urara and Hikaru.
  • Rule of Symbolism: Meemy/Raigel is basically Lucifer, while Hikaru/MagiShine/Sungel is basically the Arch Angel Michael.
  • Sadistic Choice: To escape Lunagel's pocket dimension, one of the Magirangers has to willingly enter a column of fire and stay there. Subverted, she is in truth too kind for a real sadistic choice, so just diving in is enough to save everyone.
  • Say My Name: YAMAZAKI-SAN!
  • Screw Destiny: The Magirangers are told in Stage 36 that if they try to fight back against the Infershia Pantheon, it will result in the destruction of the surface world and Magitopia. It does, but they fix it in short order.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: Neries from Act 28, who is a Siren (which is pronounced seiren in Japanese).
  • Sealed Army in a Can: The whole of Infershia, Groom Do Bridon's soul berseker army.
  • Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can: After the second time Blagel seals N Ma, he takes his soul within his body to make sure he can't revive again.
  • Secret Identity: It isn't even apparent that this is in effect until Stage 5, seemingly for the sole purpose of creating a Loves My Alter Ego scenario between Kai, MagiRed, and Yuka Yamazaki.
  • Secret War: The great battle between Magitopia and Infershia 15 years ago happened without any humans being aware of it, except for Miyuki who was married to Blagel.
  • See the Invisible: Hikaru was able to spot an invisible monster through ordinary concentration and focus.
  • Sexy Mentor: Hikaru is the Ozu siblings' teacher and did end up with Urara.
  • Ship Tease: Kai/Lunagel, which receives Lampshade Hanging by Houka. Also, Hikaru/Urara
  • Shirtless Scene: The start of Stage 10.
  • Shout-Out: In Stage 2, when Houka and Tsubasa entered the secret room in their house, they exited from a fireplace. As if it can't get enough, there was also a blinking portrait, and they summoned their broomsticks telepathically.
  • Shy Finger-Twiddling: Kai does this on occasion when the subject of Yuka Yamazaki comes up.
  • Sibling Team: As they are all siblings (except for Hikaru).
  • Single-Minded Twins: Nai and Mea, but they're just halves of Vancuria.
  • Scenery Porn: Stage 22 features many lingering shots of temples in Kyoto.

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