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Power Rangers Dino Force Brave (파워레인저 다이노포스 브레이브) is an adaptation/sequel miniseries to Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger (more specifically, its Korean dub, Power Rangers Dino Force). It aired in 2017 between Korea's dubs of Shuriken Sentai Ninninger and Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger; and was released in Japan as Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger Brave (獣電戦隊キョウリュウジャーブレイブ) on Youtube.

Many years have passed since the first team of Dino Force Rangers defeated Deboss, but a new threat has come to the Earth. The Neo Deboss Army, led by the tyrannical Deisaurus, intends to conquer the Earth with his team of elite generals.

Torin has gathered five new Rangers to take their places as the new Dino Force Power Rangers. As the Rangers fight, a new Ranger appears; seemingly intent on taking the Dino Force out. What is his agenda?

Despite using the Power Rangers name, it's not related to the American Power Rangers franchise. Even so, see also Power Rangers Dino Charge, the American Kyoryuger adaptation.

Recurring Super Sentai tropes:

  • Early-Bird Cameo: The Zyuohgers appear in the finale as the "Power Rangers Animal Force", in order to hype their series which was the next to be dubbed in Korean. Yamato even appears in person instead of just being a Fake Shemp.
    • To be clear, this is only in the Korean version. The dialogue in the Korean version suggests the "Animal Force" will take over protecting the Earth in contrast to the Japanese version having Yamato just greet the two Dino Force Rangers. It makes sense as Zyuohger had just ended a few months before Dino Force
  • Home Base: The Spirit Base from Kyoryuger. Formerly contained within the original Bragigas, the base starts the series within Giga Bragigas before Torin takes it out as the Power Dino is captured by the Neo Deboth Army.
  • Humongous Mecha: The Power Dinos / Zyudenryu (Electrodinosaurs)
    • Animal Mecha: Take a guess.
    • Combining Mecha: Cannontyra / Guntyra + two other arm-sized mecha = Brave Tyranno King / Kyoryuzin (Dinosaur God)
      • Brave Tyranno King + Pteravolt = Brave Raiden Tyranno King
      • Cannontyra + Stegotoup + Forkcera + Parasaizer + Rapx + Giga Bragigas = Gigant Brachio King
    • Leader Forms the Head: Like Gabutyra, Cannotyra makes up all of Brave Tyranno King but the arms.
    • Mecha Expansion Pack: Four Power Dinos can combine with Cannontyra to become the arms of the combined robot; each one granting unique weaponry.
      • Stegotoup / Stegonsaw + Forkcera / Shovecera = Brave Tyranno King / Brave Kyoryuzin
      • Parasaizer / Parasaser + Raptorax / Rapx = Brave Tyranno King Western / Brave Kyoryuzin Western
    • Transforming Mecha: Pteravolt (Pteravolton)/Brave Ptera King (Brave Pteraiden-Oh), Giga Bragigas/Gigant Brachio King (Gigant Bragi-Oh)
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Episodes are referred to as "Kings".
  • In the Name of the Moon:
    Jooyong: Brave Red Dino / Brave Kyoryu Red!
    Hyunjun: Brave Black Dino / Brave Kyoryu Black!
    Saechang: Brave Blue Dino / Brave Kyoryu Blue!
    Puroon: Brave Green Dino / Brave Kyoryu Green!
    Dohee: Brave Pink Dino / Brave Kyoryu Pink!
    Joohyuk: Brave Gold Dino / Brave Kyoryu Gold!
    All: Zyuden Sentai! Kyoryuger!
  • Large Ham: Shigeru Chiba returns from Kyoryuger as narrator.
  • Make My Monster Grow: All Neo Deboss Army generals can grow themselves at will. Before that, they deploy the mechanical Sashinma (Bojinma).

Tropes present in Power Rangers Dino Force Brave:

  • Actor Allusion: Sechang is part of an idol group. All of the Dino Force Brave Rangers are part of K-Pop groups.
  • Adaptation Expansion: A bunch of new Dino Cells give our heroes lots of additional, and some would say more badass abilities, like flight, speed kicks and that one in episode 8 that turns Red into freaking Colossus.
  • Adapted Out: Due to time constraints, the last four Kyoryugers (Cyan, Grey, Violet and Silver), all their mecha sans Bragigas, and all traces of Tobaspino are left out.
  • Ambiguous Situation: It's unclear how Joohyuk is able to wield the Power of the Dinosaur King himself (albeit in a weaker capacity) despite Jooyong being the true heir to them.
  • Aloof Big Brother: Gold Dino is revealed to be Red Dino's brother. The Gold Ranger refuses to elaborate on his reasoning and/or affiliations and opposes the Braves persistently until King #6.
  • The Artifact: Even though the Black, Blue, Green, and Pink Rangers have had their dinosaurs switched around, their helmets are repainted from those of their corresponding color in Kyoryuger, rather than those of their now-corresponding dinosaur. So Blue still has stegosaurus plates on his helmet even though he now represents a Triceratops. The repaints do at least try to evoke the correct dinosaur.
  • Bash Brothers: After Joohyuk knocks Jooyong out with his Zandar Thunder so that he can maintain the facade of being the Dinosaur King, Jooyong recovers and goes off to fight anyway, joining his brother (and eventually the other Braves) against the Neo Deboth Generals.
  • But Now I Must Go: After the Braves defeat Deisaurus, Torin vanishes, possibly passing on to the afterlife.
  • Darker and Edgier: Compared to Kyoryuger/Dino Force, Dino Force Brave plays it's villains up as more intimidating and emphasizes combat.
  • Diegetic Soundtrack Usage: Just like Kyoryuger, the communicator cell phones have a ring tone that plays a bit of the show's opening theme.
  • Dub Name Change: While it's a sequel to Kyoryuger, it's name is Power Rangers. The Japanese dub fixes this by calling it Kyoryuger Brave.
    • Some of the Power Dinos go through name changes in the Japanese Dub.note 
  • Enemy Mine: Gold Dino begins working with the Braves when Homuras and Raimein start targeting him.
  • Fake Shemp: Averted with Torin, Candelilla, and Luckyuro in the Japanese dub, played by their original actors. As noted in Early-Bird Cameo, Yamato's actor was brought in for a cameo, but the Japanese dub went a step further by having the other Zyuohgers' actors reprise their roles (they stay in suit for both versions so it's not know whether they recorded new dialogue or Toei used archive audio as they only went through the role call).
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Joohyuk/Gold Dino wins the respect of the other Braves by protecting a few of them in battle, as they're mistrustful of him at first.
  • Flat Character: Due to the reduced running-time of episodes, everybody. Other than Red Dino, ( And later, Gold) all we know of the Braves are their names, their occupations and perhaps one personality trait each as described in the Bios above. The fact that two-thirds of every episode deals with combat doesn't help, either.
  • It Sucks to Be the Chosen One: Joohyuk seems to think so, as he goes out of his way to disable his brother so that he can pretend to be the chosen one and prevent Deisaurus from getting his hands on the Power Of the Dinosaur King.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Hyunjun is implied to be this.
    • Gold Dino plays this more or less straight.
  • Kick Chick: One new Dino Cell can briefly turn Dohee into this. Thanks, Koichi Sakamoto.
  • Long-Lost Relative: In Kings 5 and 6, Joohyuk is revealed to be Jooyong's brother, having acted as a Big Brother Mentor to him before vanishing.
  • MacGuffin: The Powers of the Dinosaur King.
  • Mythology Gag: Jooyong claiming to be the "child of dinosaurs" is very similar to "tiger's child" Kandou Jan/GekiRed.
  • Not in This for Your Revolution: Gold Dino feigns wanting to help the Braves out of kindness, instead offering to "be hired" for his services, promising to help them out five times.
  • Not Too Dead to Save the Day: Invoked. Torin returns as a regular character, but with limited ability by being a spirit. At least he can do a Big Damn Heroes in the series premiere.
  • Out of Focus: Candelilla and Luckyro tend to appear in the background and get little screen-time. When they do get lines, it's often with Torin.
    • The Braves suffer from this, too. Once Joohyuk defects, the focus is shifted almost entirely to his and Jooyong's Long-Lost Relative connection.
  • Palette Swap: Nearly all of the Rangers' gear was color-swapped and retooled versions of items from the original Kyoryuger/Dino Force.
  • The Chosen One: Joohyuk is the inheritor of the Dinosaur King Power, able to display incredible strength at desperate moments.
  • The Something Force: Dino Force. Par for the course for the Korean Sentai dubs.
  • Spoiler Opening: Joohyuk is initially shown as an enemy to the other five, but is shown in the opening as part of the team.
  • Three Plus Two: Green and Pink Dino only join the team in the second episode, after the team is formed with the trio of Red, Black and Blue Dino.
  • Translation Matchmaking: Despite being a straight dub of Super Sentai, Korea uses the Power Rangers name for the franchise. This is because they used to dub the American show and kept the name when they switched to Sentai. Done again by the Japanese dub of the show, which calls it Super Sentai and, more importantly, Kyoryuger.