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"Guarding the Planet is an Angel's duty!"

Tensō Sentai Goseiger (Celestial Armament Squadron Goseiger)note  is the 34th program in the Super Sentai series, airing from 2010 to 2011.

Long ago, humanity split off into a new group calling themselves the Gosei Angels. From their home plane of Gosei World, the Gosei Angels have used the power of their magic "Gosei Cards" to protect humanity in secret for generations.

In the present day, a alien race known as "Warstar" has descended upon the Earth in the name of conquest, destroying the Tower of Heaven that acts as the gateway to Gosei World. Now the only hope of humanity rests with five fledgling Gosei Angels who have been stranded on Earth: the Goseigers.


As time goes on, the Goseigers learn what it truly means to protect the Earth, and face a number of escalating threats: the mysterious creatures known as "Yuumajuu", the calculating and robotic "Matrintis" faction, and a dark secret from the past of Gosei World.

Aired alongside the Kamen Rider series Kamen Rider Double and then Kamen Rider OOO in the Super Hero Time block.

Elements of the show were adapted into the first half of Power Rangers Megaforce, while elements of its successor, Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, formed most of the second half, Super Megaforce.


Recurring Super Sentai tropes:

  • All Your Powers Combined: The Gosei Buster.
    • Sky Buster: Combination of Gosei Red and Pink's weapons.
    • Land Sea Buster: Combination of Gosei Black, Yellow, and Blue's weapons.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Epic 43
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: "Change Card! Tensou!"
    • "Change! Goseiger!"
  • Calling Your Attacks
  • Chest Insignia: Each Goseiger has the symbol of their tribe on their costume's chest.
  • Color Character: Another "[team prefix] [English color]" Sentai. This trope is subverted by the Sixth Ranger, the silver Gosei Knight.
  • Combination Attack: The Gosei Buster.
  • Crossover: Goseiger vs. Shinkenger, which also features a cameo by the next team.
  • Eyecatch: The eyecatch involves the character(s) of the episode transforming to a Goseiger, and then changing to a Gosei Card while the title card appears on the bottom right of the screen. When the break ends, it goes in reverse. The segment first appeared in Epic 1 with Alata, then Hyde, Moune, Eri, and Aguri respectively in that order from the first 7 Epics. The segment continues on until the end of the series. In some occasions, there can be 2 people in the eyecatch like Agri and Moune, Alata and Eri, and more.
  • Finishing Move
  • Five-Man Band:
  • Humongous Mecha
    • A Mech by Any Other Name: Gosei Machines.
    • Animal Mecha
    • Transforming Mecha: GoseiUltimate and Gosei Knight/Groundion Headder.
    • Combining Mecha: Gosei Great, Datas Hyper, Gosei Ground and Gosei Ultimate. Plus the various Auxillary Headders.
    • Mecha Expansion Pack: The tribal "Brothers" Headder sets.
      • Landick Brothers: Stag Headder, Tyranno Headder, Rhinoceros Headder. The latter two can attach as biting and drill feet, while the Stag Headder can attach as either a head or a chest piece.
      • Seaick Brothers: Manta Headder, Hammer Headder, Sawshark Headder. The latter two attach as a Power Fist and Blade Below the Shoulder respectively. Notably gives Gosei Great the appearance of a Pirate (captain), complete with an Eyepatch of Power.
      • Skick Brothers: Hawk Headder, Crow Headder, Ptera Headder. The latter two attach as Breath Weapon Shoulder Cannons.
      • Exotic Brothers: A set of four Palette Swapped Gosei Dragon Headders.
      • Mystic Brothers: The Mystic Runner and Egg Headder, an ostrich and egg set that can equip to either Gosei Great (as twin flails mounted on the left arm) or Datas Hyper (as a Helicopter Pack).
      • Knight Brothers: The Sealeon and Skyon Gosei Machines, which combine with Groundion to form Gosei Ground.
      • GoseiWonder: A full set of five new Headders for the main team, consisting of a Kabuto beetle, alligator/crocodile, elephant, and dolphin, with Gosei Bird being the only mostly new one. Combines with the Phoenix, Snake, Tiger, and Shark bodies to form Wonder Gosei Great. Movie exclusive until episode 38.
      • GoseiUltimate: A spaceship-like mecha originally meant to serve as the foundation of the new Heaven's Tower. Combines with the Miracle Gosei Headders to form its robot mode, and can attach to Gosei Great as a jetpack.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Episodes are called "Epics".
  • In the Name of the Moon
    Alata: "Skick Power of the Storms: Gosei Red!"
    Eri: "Skick Power of the Breezenote : Gosei Pink!"
    Agri: "Landick Power of the Stone: Gosei Black!"
    Moune: "Landick Power of the Fertilitynote : Gosei Yellow!"
    Hyde: "Seaick Power of the (Surging) Waves: Gosei Blue!"
    Alata: "Protecting the planet is an Angel's mission!"
    All: "Tensou Sentai Goseiger!"
    Knight: "Cleansing the Earth, the Knight of Destiny: Gosei Knight!"
    • Super Mode
      Alata: "Miraculous Storm: Super Gosei Red!"
      Eri:: "Miraculous Breezenote : Super Gosei Pink!"
      Agri:: "Miraculous Stone: Super Gosei Black!"
      Moune: "Miraculous Fertilitynote : Super Gosei Yellow!
      Hyde:: "Miraculous (Surging) Wave: Super Gosei Blue!"
      All: "The Gosei feeling is like a hot crystal! Super Goseigers!"
  • Make My Monster Grow: Involves sending bugs down to the Monster of the Week.
  • Merchandise-Driven: All Sentai has this, but Goseiger has been pretty blatant with it. The show currently has two gimmicks. One to support the Dice-O card game (and the only way to get the cards on the show is to buy all the other merchandise attached to the show, including the expensive roleplay jackets in ADULT AND CHILD sizes.) and then the Headders, who are of course, with the exception of the main ones, are sold seperately from the mechs. The Exotic Headers are another good example of the merchandising nature of the season. The reason they appeared once in the show was so they could do limited edition header redecos for special items.
  • Mini Dress Of Power: Part of the Goseiger girls' suits.
  • Monster of the Week: The Warstar's Insectoid Aliens, then Minor Yuumajuu, the Matrintis Empire's Matroids, and finally Brajira's Dark Headders.
  • Mooks: The Bibi Soldiers, who are used by all factions.
  • Motif: 3. Three clans, three kinds of Gosei Power, the Goseiger were supposed to be 3 sets of 2, 3 sets of villains that Brajira is a part of, the way he has the 3 clans' powers and a focus on both hero and villain sides with the trinity of heaven/space, earth and the sea.
    • The Warstar Army's designs seem to be based on a colony of...Bees. My god.
    • Ironically, the Goseigers themselves subvert their seemingly "Angelic" motif, by not being anything like the classic angels in literature...and fighting an interstellar invasion fleet. Actually Double-Subverted when the Big Bad turns out to be Buredoran/Brajira, a fallen Gosei Angel, just like Satan.
    • Their Transformation Sequence has them sprouting wings for a second, but that's about it.
      • The Gosieger's wings appear and disappear. Alata has flown once and they've appeared in a variation of Red Break.
      • The way the last few eps of the season go down imply that permanent wings the five can pull out to use or hide at any time was something they had to work their way towards. When they leave in the finale, they just sprout their wings and fly right off.
    • The Yuumajuu shifted to a monster, which is a relatively recurring theme in Super Sentai history, with their three head honchos being Bigfoot, The Blob, and a Chupacabra.
    • The Matrintis Empire that consists entirely of robots.
    • And Burajira uses Headders based off Mythlogical Creatures.
    • All of the Gosegier's Air-Based Mecha are all mythological creatures. Alata's Dragon, Eri's Phoenix, and Gosei Knight's "Skyleon" (Which people took as a literal "sky lion" and assumed it was a Griffin.)
  • The Movie: Goseiger: Epic on the Movie
  • "On the Next Episode of..." Catch-Phrase: "Protecting the Planet is an Angel's duty!"
  • Regular Caller: Datas calls the Goseigers on their Tensouders when he detects activity from the bad guys. Before he came along, the Goseigers would detect trouble by sensing disturbances in the air/earth/water, depending on their tribe.
  • Robot Buddy: Datas; a Dice-O machine, a traditional Robot Buddy and a battle-ready Transforming Mecha (Datas Hyper) in one package.
  • Super Mode: The Super Goseiger.
  • Supervillain Lair
  • Theme Music Power-Up
  • Transformation Name Announcement: "Gosei Great - Advent!"note 
  • Transformation Trinket: The Tensouder, basically a head that can read cards. The cards run on the same Carddass system Kamen Rider Decade uses. And like Decade, the cards tie into an arcade game, Dice-O.
    • Knight has the Leon Cellular, a combination card reader/cell phone.
  • Two Girls to a Team: Another Yellow and Pink duo.
  • Villains Act, Heroes React: As is the norm for Super Sentai, we generally have the Evil Spirits sending out a MOTW with an Evil Plan Once an Episode, with our heroes then arriving on the scene to stop them.
  • Weapon of Choice

Tropes specific to Tensou Sentai Goseiger:

  • Alien Blood: Warstar members have green blood.
  • All There in the Manual: Many years after the series aired, the Ranger Key Set: Lost Edition finally revealed the appearance of GoseiGreen's helmet, along with his roll call phrase. Apparently, his animal was the dolphin.
  • Animal Motifs: Everything centered around Gosei Knight has a lion motif, including himself. The Goseigers have them as well, and so do the villains; insects for Warstar, non-insect land invertebrates for the UMA Beasts and marine invertebrates for Matrintis.
  • Anti-Climax: In Epic 15, the Goseigers finally face off against Mons Drake, who wipes the floor with them in less than a minute. Not very soon afterwards, they were able to take him down through...Heroic Resolve. In the same episode. What gives, Drake?
    • That's not the only thing; in the ensuing giant battle against Mons Drake, they were able to take him down, along with his spaceship, Indevader. The problem? The team's strongest mecha up to that point, Hyper Gosei Great was introduced a couple of episodes ago, against Dereputa, which makes this a case of misplaced climax rather than anti-climax.
      • And...he survived it as per Epic 16. Huh.
  • Arc Villain: A grand total of four:
  • Asshole Victim: Despite being a pawn, it's hard to feel sorry for Robogog when Brajira, the very being he resurrected as a cyborg, destroys him, given just how much of a Bad Boss he was toward his minions. While Mons Drake and Makuin aren't saints either, even they never went that far.
  • Audible Gleam: The first Epic alone spammed it throughout.
  • Baby Carriage: The first Epic has this happen in the first 5 minutes. Alata uses wind power to save a baby carriage that was falling down a staircase.
  • Barrier Warrior: The Defenstorm, Defenstone and Defenstream Expand Cards.
  • Batman in My Basement: The entire series has our heroes living in a spare room in Nozomu's house.
  • Birthday Episode: Nozomu's birthday happens in Epic 32.
  • "Blind Idiot" Translation: "Plasuma wave mesurment system is working now..."note 
    • The tribe names and some of the card names. While generally spelled correctly, they're made from English words (or suffixes) but go together in ways no English-speaker would ever combine them. "Skick" is first and foremost on this list.
  • The Blind Leading the Blind: A stunning three-level affair in Epic 20. Nozomu convinces a schoolmate to approach the Gosei teens for love advice (since apparently Cupid is kind of like an Angel), and they in turn look to Prof. Amachi of all people. (Yes, he has a son and is obviously qualified, but you really wouldn't think so otherwise...)
  • Blu-ray: Although the Shinkenger and the Gokaiger share the team-up with them, the Goseiger are the first Sentai to appear on Blu-Ray, thanks to the movies. However, TV episodes won't make it to Blu-Ray until Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: The Goseigers watch a pair of comedians perform such an act in Epic 26. Hyde fails to see the appeal.
  • Brother–Sister Team: Agri and Moune.
  • Brown Note: Used by a rock-music-themed Monster of the Week. It doesn't sound that bad, but it seems to affect the Skicks even more than anyone else, since sound travels through air.
    • Epic 23's MotW lets out mosquito noises to invoke this trope (it's the beginning of summer, when mosquito buzzing can reach maddening levels), but thanks to some additional distortion effects, it sounds like farting at times.
  • Bumbling Dad: Professor Amachi is a textbook example.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Prof. Amachi is a borderline case. Ep 10 introduces Prof. Sakana, a Fish Headed Professor, who is an actual personality in Japan. Imagine if Bill Nye guest-starred on Power Rangers as "himself," using his Bill Nye the Science Guy TV persona. Uh...kinda-sorta.
  • Butt-Monkey: Alata. What with his being sacrificed by teammates to their friends zany episodic plans every other week and all.
  • Catchphrase: Eri's "It'll work out somehow~!".
    • Alata's "Now's the time to show them the power of us five!".
      • Gosei Knight's "It's my turn."
  • Chekhov's Skill: Eri's singing and Alata's practice in using the CompreThunder card resurface in Epic 48.
  • The Chessmaster: Brajira.
  • Chest Blaster: Gosei Dragon on GoseiGreat, the core five on Hyper GoseiGreat and, most prominently, the Miracle Headders on Gosei Ultimate which, when folded in, resemble Master Head's face. Metal Alice has a rather... suggestive variant.
  • Childhood Friends: Alata and Eri.
  • Clip Show: Epic 45. Though a normal occurance in any Sentai season, this one served a particular purpose beyond reflecting on how the heroes had grown: Finding out the true identity of Buredoran.
  • Compressed Vice: In Epic 9, Eri is shown to be very messy and lazy, annoying Neat Freak Moune. This is used to set up a bonding moment that drives them to rescue the boys together, and then (even though they agree to disagree) Eri's laziness and untidiness never crop up again.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu/Villain Decay: The ZAN-KT units get hit with this during the Matrintis arc. The first model gives the Goseigers a tough fight, requiring their Super Goseiger form to beat it. The improved second version was even tougher, overwhelming the Super Goseigers, and requiring them to combine the power of their Tenswords with Gosei Knight's Leon Laser to finish it. However, during the closing episodes of the arc, three further-improved ZAN-KT3 units are easily destroyed, one by Gosei Knight's Leon Laser, and the other two via single blasts from the Skick Buster and Land Sea Buster, weapons that would have barely scratched their predecessors.
  • Contrived Coincidence: In episode 8, Alata's powers aren't working right and he's mostly stuck in morph. Professor Amachi doesn't know the group are rangers. He manages to look at Alata twice, and luckily those were moments he was unmorphed in between all the time stuck in the ranger suit.
  • Dance Battler: Moune's fight in episode 11 combines her cheerleading with a Sparquake card to effectively short-circuit a monster.
  • Dancing Theme: The ending theme, "Gotcha☆Goseiger", subverted this despite initial guesses. While the melody does sound like a Dancing Theme, there's very little dancing footage...if you count the Goseigers doing a Ring-Around-the-Rosie for a couple of seconds as "dancing".
    • It only subverted it until Epic 8, at which point the ending played it straight with "Gotcha☆Goseiger TYPE 2 REMIX", which includes new visuals and the Goseigers singing and dancing with the incoming microphone toy. Though Version 1 pops up again every so often, this stays on as the main one for most of the series.
  • Dead Sidekick: Hyde's partner, Magis, who would have been the sixth (green) member of the team but was killed in action against Kurasunīgo of 5000°C in a suicidal attack off a cliff, while at the same time Heaven's Tower was destroyed by Dereputa.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: Kinggon of the Bigfoot has a tendency of ending a sentence, then repeating the last word of the sentence another three times with increasing volume each time.
  • Determinator: Alata and Hyde are this, especially the former. See Epic 49.
  • Didn't Think This Through: One episode had the UMA trying to test a “make global warming worse” scheme. But the town they chose is one where they go out of their way to PREVENT global warming.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: The Warstar are the major driving force for the first quarter of the show, with Mons Drake presenting himself as a serious threat. He's still offed by Epic 15, clearing the way for the Goseiger to move up the Sorting Algorithm of Evil.
    • Soon after which they're replaced by the Yumajunote .
      • Which are finished off in Epic 32, just in time to be replaced by the Matrintis, effectively making them a rare case of a Disc Two Final Boss.
    • Even then the Matrintis are destroyed in Epic 44, making them the Disc Three Final Boss and leaving Buredoran, or rather Brajira, as the final Big Bad.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: The Abare Headder inverts this. It knew its strength, and was terrified of going out of control and hurting people. Thankfully, the Goseigers were able to assure it that they would help prevent that from happening, allowing it to turn into the Miracle Gosei Headders.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: The "Yuumatick Power" Combination Attack in Epic 31 is basically Kinggon and Makuin in...a rather unfortunate position.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: Since midway through the Warstar arc, the end theme has been sung accompanied by the Goseigers on the GoseiMic, though occasionally they go back to the old one.
  • Dual Wielding: Alata's final decisive battle against Dereputa in Epic 16, where after getting serious, he pulls out both the Skick Sword and the Gosei Blaster.
    • Gosei Ultimate wields a pair of swords.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: The five Goseigers appear in Shinkenger vs. Go-onger, where they prevent Akumaro, Juzo and Dayu from interfering in the main battle. Starting the recent tradition of new Sentai teams making their debut in the Vs. movie between the two previous teams before their series premieres. Equivalent to the new Kamen Rider appearing in the summer movie of the current and soon to depart Rider, coming to the aid of his predecessor, which started with Double in Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker.
  • Elemental Powers: Depending on what tribe a Gosei Angel is born into, he or she is born with the following powers.
    • Blow You Away: Skick Tribe, Alata and Eri.
    • Dishing Out Dirt: Landick Tribe, Agri and Moune.
    • Making a Splash: Seaick Tribe, Hyde and Magis.
      • All Your Powers Combined: Knightick Power, specific to Gosei Knight. There is also a Gosei Card called Trianglobal that combines the Skick, Landick and Seaick powers together. This also applies to Brajira as he took the orbs of his two teammates.
    • Some of the Gosei Cards use other elements that correspond with the team's main three.
  • Emergency Temporal Shift: After betraying his comrades, the Gosei Angel who would become Brajira used a forbidden time travel technique to escape punishment, ending up in the present day. The technique also mutated his body beyond recognition.
  • Everything Is an iPod in the Future: Metal Alice carries around what looks like an iPad, which turns into a sword in battle.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: The Landick and Skick Brothers Headders include two Stock Dinosaurs, Tyranno and Ptera Headders, which are brought together for their own Finishing Move when the Skick Brothers debut in ep 9.
    • Although Eri and Moune don't take kindly to being associated with dinosaurs...
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: Toramezu uses this tactic against Gosei Knight in the latter's inaugural battle. It manages to knock him against a wall, but that was the most successful attack it really got off against him...which wasn't saying much.
    • There was also an earlier episode during the Warstar arc where Hyde used a spinning attack against the Warstar monster who killed his partner.
  • Evil Counterpart: Epic 42's Saroge-DT is this to Datas.
  • Evil Genius: Buredoran/Brajira. He manipulated each group he was part of to gain knowledge from them (martial tactic's from Warstar, magic from the Yūmajū and technology from Matrinits) in order to gain more power.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Eri, Moune and Agri, on the week Gosei Knight debuted.
  • Eye Scream: Minor one in Epic 23, when Zaigo of the Skyfish, the Monster of the Week, is enlarged, Eri and Moune change and leap from Datas Hyper to kick Zaigo in the eyes, causing him pain for a short while.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Seaick Gosei Great.
  • Expy: The formation of Gosei Ground is similar to that of God Sigma.
  • The Fair Folk: The basis for Epic 25's Monster of the Week. Moune is nearly abducted by one.
  • Fanservice: Epic 11 begins Moune and several other girls doing a cheerleading sequence, including a Panty Shot. Epic 23 contains a scene where Moune and Eri lose their bikini tops while being shot into mid-air, although they're rescued by Datas and we don't see anything.
  • Feather Motif: Oh, so very much.
  • Flaming Sword: "Victory Charge" card used for Gosei Great's Finishing Move, Great Strike, ignites the Dragon Sword.
  • Foreshadowing: Watch the original ED sequence, with the ring-around-the-tree and the running across the bridge, then watch the finale.
  • Freudian Trio: While the team themselves aren't a trio, the tribes they come from fit this.
    • Ego: Skick Tribe
    • Id: Landick Tribe
    • Superego: Seaick Tribe
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Alata punches Knight back to the side of good. However, it made sense: Alata was trying to use good Gosei Power to drive the Dark Gosei Power out of him, one attack at a time, until it worked and GK's brainwashing was undone.
  • The Ghost: Nozomu's mother in episode 38.
  • Gratuitous English: Skick/Landick/Seaick Power, Datass Hyper, Headders, Tensouder...That's just from the premiere, mind.
    • The Tensouders. Period. Gosei Knight's Leon Cellular does not apply.
      "Samon! <...> Hedda!>
  • Groin Attack: Eri treats one of the Yumaju in Epic 21 with one.
  • Heroic BSoD: Both Hyde and Gosei Knight in Epic 19.
  • If It Swims, It Flies: Gosei Shark averts this by moving on the ground when not in water. The Seaick Brothers play it straight, though.
    • Also averted by the Knight Brothers; one's based on a cruise liner, the other a blimp. They travel exactly how you would expect them to.
  • Invisibility: The Invisibreeze Outbreak Card.
  • Japanese Beetle Brothers: The Stag and Kabuto Headders are a type C; they appear at separate times and are not used together.
  • Just for Pun: The command "Tensou" used in Tensou jutsus whenever they activate a card has a homophone meaning "Transfer/Teleport", making this also a meaningful pun whenever they summon or transport something.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: The Zan-KT3 triplets in Epic 43. Doubles as We Hardly Knew Ye since they were introducing themselves to the Goseigers when they were killed.
  • Lampshade Hanging
    Nozomu: That was too much. The soccer flip he practiced suddenly became useful in battle.
  • Land, Sea, Sky
  • Large Ham: Gosei Knight didn't talk a lot in his debut, but everything he said there is theatrically heroic.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Hyde has a Memory Wash card that can be used on Muggles without problem. Except for Nozomu. There's a Masquerade to keep up.
    • Later, it is shown that the Skick and Landick Tribe Goseigers have their own memory erasing cards, Memory Fly and Memory Bury.
  • Last Villain Stand: Following the destruction of Warstar, Dereputa, having survived an earlier fight, returns to settle his rivalry with GoseiRed once and for all.
  • Let Me Get This Straight...: Episode 1 does this with the series premise; episode 4 does this with Datas' origin.
  • Lighter and Softer: While this series still has its fair share of serious moments, Goseiger is noticeably more optimistic and uplifting in both theme and tone in contrast to Shinkenger being rather drama-heavy and serious.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: The premise of Epic 20 (and a Call-Back to Shinkenger's Butler episode) has a MotW able to twist the love in people's hearts into painful obsession - after which he sweeps in to provide release by consuming their emotions whole.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: Hyper Gosei Great's Victory Charge(with Headders in place of missiles)
    • Gosei Ground's as well, though in a more literal sense
    • And Ultimate Gosei Great's final attack with a bow and mass-duplicating arrow.
  • Made Of Rubber: Makuin appears to invoke this in battle.
  • Magic Music: Eri's voice can heal injuries and make flowers bloom all over the world.
  • The Man Behind the Man: In Episode 44, it's revealed that Bradeoran was manipulating the three villain factions from the start and was actually the True Final Boss.
  • Market-Based Title: Power Rangers Miracle Force, in South Korea.
  • Meaningful Name: Nozomu's family name, "Amachi", is written with the Kanji "Sky/Heaven" and "Know/Notice", a nod to his status as the Secret-Keeper. Also applies to Professor Amachi through a different take due to being an astronomer.
    • Yūmajū monster names start with one Kanji which bears some indication of the bearernote .
    • Probably unintentional, but Alata and Agri are Latin for "winged" and "of the land", respectively.
      • Actually, most of the Goseiger names could be stretched to being meaningful in one form or another. The two Skick members are Alata ("Winged") and Eri ("Airy"), the two Landick are Agri ("Agriculture") and Moune ("Mound" or "Mountain"), and the Seaick is Hyde ("Hydro").
    • And then, there's the way all the villains are based on movie names. Some of them tell of their power, as well (Bakutofuji-ER - Back to the Future - time reversal powers.)
  • Monogender Monsters: Averted. There's only been a few, but they were quite clearly female.
  • Monumental Damage: Epic 31 & 32. Makuin covers the Tokyo Tower in slime, then a ginormous Erurei Box leaking Makuin tops Tokyo City Hall.
  • Mood Whiplash: The beginning of episode 45. After the grave, foreboding ending of episode 44, the first thing we see in episode 45 is... the Goseigers happily taking down Christmas decorations around the observatory as though nothing had happened. But then Alata lashes us back in the other direction by abruptly starting a serious discussion about the implications of the previous episode.
  • Motifs: Each enemy faction has at least one motif going, particularly Animal Motifs.
    • Warstar has an insect motif, Yuumajuu has both a cryptid motif and an arthropod motif, Matrintis has a machine motif and a marine invertebrate motif, and Burajira's Dark Headers have a Hybrid Monster motif.
  • Multiform Balance: Via Mecha Expansion Pack.
  • Mundane Utility: episode 7 has Agri asking Hyde to use the Memory Wash card as literal Brain Bleach. Given the episodes's contents...
    • Not to mention Gosei Knight transforming into the Grounddion Headder to "train" Agri...
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: Likely unintentional, but the DVD-only Reunion Show, "Tenso Sentai Goseiger Returns: The Last Epic'' has the narrator reintroduce the team: "Alata. Eri. Moune. Hyde. These five Gosei Angels acted as Tenso Sentai Goseiger." Uh, mister narrator dude, you left somebody out.
  • Mythology Gag: The series obviously isn't the first to have the word "Gosei" in the titlenote .
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: The Universal Annihilation Army, Warstar.
    • The Earth Condemnation Party, Yūmajū.
    • The Machine Onslaught Empire, Matrintis.
    • Burajira of the Messiah (of the "religious reference" and the "if it goes that far to sound good, it's gotta be nasty" variety.)
  • Negated Moment of Awesome: In "Epic 13", after having difficulty using it for the entire episode, during the climax, Eri finally manages to use the Comprethunder invocation, the one attack Powerduct couldn't copy earlier. Unfortunately, by that time, Bladerun had produced him a seed to replicate it, enabling Powerduct to overwhelm Eri.
  • Nice Hat: The Mecha Expansion Pack includes these; special mention goes to the Seaick Brothers for having a pirate's hat WITH EYEPATCH.
  • No Social Skills: All of the Goseigers to some degree, especially the Skick.
  • Noble Male, Roguish Male: Hyde and Agri.
  • Non-Mammal Mammaries: The MotW from ep 9note . Crosses into Bizarre Sexual Dimorphism and Fetish Retardant.
  • Not Quite Flight: The Windrive Splash Card.
  • Oh, Crap!: The general reaction of the team when they fire the Miracle Gosei Dynamic at Burajira who not only stops it, but catches it, shrinks it, and then crushes it into nothing. With one hand.
  • Only One Name: The Goseiger come from a world that doesn't have family names.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Master Headder takes control of GoseiUltimate during the final battle.
  • Our Angels Are (Very Very) Different: The Gosei Angels are actually a race of humans born with mysterious powers who fled to another world 10,000 years ago so that they wouldn't disturb normal humans.
    • Except for all the white feathers that keep showing up.
    • Lampshaded in the team up with Shinkenger. When Kotoha meets Hyde and Moune, she wonders if having a pair of angels come to meet her means she's dead, then asks where their wings and halos are. The Goseigers quickly explain that they're not that kind of angels.
  • Panthera Awesome: Gosei Tiger. But Groundion, being a stand-alone Sixth Ranger mecha, topped it later.
    • Don't forget Sealeon and Skyon.
  • Personality Powers: See Elemental Powers above.
  • Portmanteau: Most of the Gosei Cards are named this way.
    • Expand Cards
      • Defenstone (Defense + Stone)
      • Defenstorm (Defense + Storm)
      • Defenstream (Defense + Stream)
    • Explosion Cards
      • Twistornado (Twist + Tornado)
    • Focus Cards
      • Camoumirage (Camouflage + Mirage)
      • Trianglobal (Triangle + Global)
    • Outbreak Cards
      • Invisibreeze (Invisible + Breeze)
      • Roplant (Rope + Plant)
    • Spark Cards
      • Comprethunder (Comprehend + Thunder)
      • Sparquake (Spark + Earthquake)
    • Splash Cards
      • Istop (Ice + Stop)
      • Presshower (Pressure + Shower)
      • Windrive (Wind + Drive)
  • Posthumous Character: Hyde's late partner, Magis.
  • Power Gives You Wings
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: "We Gosei Angels shall pass divine punishment upon those wicked souls!"
  • Production Foreshadowing: Seaick GoseiGreat was the first Pirate robot ever in Super Sentai. Then, one year later...
  • Punny Name: Yumaju is a play on "UMA" meaning "unidentified mystery animal", which is used to refer to "Cryptids".
    • Also, some of the Goseigers have punny (or at least punnish) names: "Eri" possibly referring to air, "Agri" possibly referring to agriculture, and "Hyde" as in hydro. "Alata" is Latin for "winged", possibly explaining the unusual romanization.
    • Robogog's full name is "Robogog of the 10-sai", which is both a pun based on "tensai" (which, depending on the kanji, can mean "genius" or "disaster") and on the fact that he uses ten attacks whose names in Japanese include "sai" in their names.
  • Rocket Punch: Gosei Great has a variation: It can launch all five of its Headders and control them remotely.
    • Taken to the extreme when it combines with Datas Hyper to form Hyper Gosei Great. The newest finishing attack launches a grand total of 15 Headders all at once.
  • Rocky Roll Call: Between Alata, Hyde, and Agri in Epic 23.
  • Sarcastic Confession: In Epic 35, the team finds a group of people who were taken prisoner by Zuteru-S of the Mach, including Professor Amachi. He asks how they found him because he didn't see them with the other prisoners. Everybody is lost trying to think of a excuse until Eri tells him they are really angels who are the team saving the planet. The Professor assumes she's gone crazy from the stressful situation.
  • Satanic Archetype: Our Angels Are Different, but Burajira of the Messiah is a fallen Gosei Angel and the manipulator behind the series' events. At one point, when Gosei Knight is being mind-controlled by him and Alata (Gosei Red) is trying to talk him down, we get each over his shoulder, Good Angel, Bad Angel style.
  • Secret-Keeper: Nozomu.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: Professor Amachi.
  • Serious Business: Epic 5. Hyde. Shopping.
  • Shout-Out
    • Landick Gosei Great's Victory Charge resembles a Rider Kick, particularly Faiz's, which produces a drill to strike the enemy.
    • D'reptor was designed with claw-weapons and wings resembling Gigan.
      • And Epic 15 involved something akin to an Oxygen Destroyer...
      • Also when Mons Drake grows giant, he bites the head off of aBibi bug.
    • Zan-KT2 in Epic 34 has some similarities to Moguera.
    • There's some clear inspiration from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann in Datas, especially with his limbs extending and gaining a new headpiece as DatasHyper. And in Epic 23, Mystic DatasHyper has a visible reaction to Eri and Moune getting their bikini tops blasted off.
      • Datas's transformation and personality is a massive Shout-Out to Mic Sounders of GaoGaiGar, with The Power of Rock replaced by boxing.
      • His Hyper form also has some noticeable parallels to Red Puncher. Not only are both boxing-themed, they also have an extremely similar combination scheme with the main robot.
    • The Epic 27 MotW is an aquatic creature that spends most of the time with just its head above water, looking a lot like a Zora of The Legend of Zelda fame.
    • Epic 32 has the Goseigers using a rather Ultra Series-esque Transformation Sequence, flying towards the screen with their arms out in an Up, Up and Away! pose.
    • Epic 34 has Zan-K.T recite the Three laws of Mat-Roids, a twisted version of Asimov's three laws.
    • The esque of the head of Gosei Ground to Ground Gosei Great is but similar to Unicorn Gundam.
  • Shout-Out Theme Naming: All of the villains are named after a different Sci-Fi movies.
    • The Warstar are alien sci-fi. Examples: Warstar (Star Wars), Mons Drake (Star Trek), and Dereputa (Predator).
    • The Yuumajuu are monster sci-fi, plus they have a relevant kanji in their name. Examples: Yuumajuu (UMA 2010, with "UMA" being a term that means "Unidentified Mysterious Animal"; the film's known in the US as Rise of the Gargoyles), Makuin (McQueen's Absolute Risk, known in the US as The Blob (1958); with "maku" for "membrane"), and Kinggon (King Kong, with "kin" for "muscle").
    • The Matrintis are robot sci-fi, with English characters incorporated into the names as well. Examples: Matrintis (The Matrix, combined with "Atlantis"), Robogog (RoboCop), and Metal-Alice (Metropolis).
    • The Big Bad has two aliases, both of which come from Tech Noir films: Buredoran (Blade Runner) and Brajira (Brazil). "Buredoran" even gets altered to fit whatever group he's with, including "bu" for "warrior" with the Yuumajuu and becoming BuredoRUN with the Matrintis. His monsters are also named after fantasy series: Namono-Gatari (Naruniakoku Monogatari, aka The Chronicles of Narnia), Bari-Boru-Dara (Harry Potter), and Ro-O-Za-Ri (Rodo Obu Za Ringu, aka The Lord of the Rings).
  • Significant Anagram: The species of Warstar's members are anagrams on species of bugs; Brasca = Scarab, Gubydal = Ladybug, Glus = Slug...Surprisingly, judging from the Kana, it's done by rearranging the letters in English first; the Kana and pronounciations are made after that.
  • Small Girl, Big Gun: Eri and her Skick Shot.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The characters all have fairly normal Japanese names, but the official romanizations are...quite unexpected, to say the least; particularly glaring was "Alata". Also, the names for the tribes- most English speakers would assume they're meant to be "Landic," "Seaic", and "Skyic", but instead the official romanizations were "Landick", "Seaick", and most bizarrely of all, "Skick", which is, according to the official Kana, pronounced "Sukaikku"/"Skaick".
    • Another issue is Knight's main robo, GoseiGr[a/ou]nd. The card on the show spells it "Gosei Ground", but the Leon Cellular clearly pronounces it as "Grand".
    • Even some subbers decide to transliterate the bad guys' names differently (Dereputa vs D'repter for example); one such case is actually referring to the Yuumajuu's Big Bad as "McQueen" (the Japanese title of The Blob (1958) is "Makkuin no Zettai no Kiki" or "McQueen's Absolute Risk"; roughly akin to calling the movie "Steve McQueen in: The Blob").
  • Something Else Also Rises: In Epic 23, after Eri and Moune get their bikini tops torn off, the Monster of the week remarks "Oh man! I became big somehow!"
  • The Starscream: Buredoran
  • Surprisingly Good English: Gosei Knight's card reader, the Leon Cellular, unlike the team's Tensouders, speaks pretty fluent English.
  • Talking with Signs: Epic 18, the cuecard writers in the TV station start doing this after the MOTW takes control of the building.
  • Terrible Artist: Alata, as seen in episodes 8 and 36.
  • Terrible Trio: All three villain groups.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Implied with Alata and Dereputa
  • The Remnant: Upon the arrival of the Yumaju, Bladerun of the Comet is revealed as one of the few to have escaped sealing so long ago, shedding his disguise and revealing himself to be Bladerun of the Chupacabra (with the "Bu" being the kanji for "war").
  • This Is a Drill: The Sainote  Headder. Landick Gosei Great's finishing move with it is a drill kick.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Moune and Eri.
  • Tsuchinoko: The first of the Yuumajuu's Monsters of the Week is Tomarezu of the Tsuchinoko, who combines his motif with a pillbug and a Graboid and is able to spit acid that dissolves people into earth-corrupting putrescence, as well as transform into a serpentine form.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Implied to be the case with Professor Amachi and his wife, although she is never seen.
  • The Virus: Used by one Monster of the Week to turn children into geniuses, then into Biibis.
  • Verbal Tic: Datas says the word "Indeed" in almost every sentence.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: The Camoumirage Focus Card.
  • Wax On, Wax Off: Agri in Epic 7. Then again...
  • "With Our Swords" Scene: With a twist. Since Brajira basically cannibalized his teammates to get the power to seal the Yumaju long ago, even though the three working together couldn't do so Agri, Eri, Moune, and Hyde figure that perhaps Alata could take out Brajira on his own with their powers if they were willing to sacrifice themselves. Of course, they found another, less drastic means in the end.
  • Wham Episode: Epic 45 reveals that Buredoran not only has been the Man Behind the Man for every group the Goseigers have fought, but also his true identity is actually Burajira of the Messiah, a former Gosei Angel who is capable of using every single one of the Tribes’ abilities.
  • What Could Have Been: In-Universe. Had Gosei Green not bit the bullet before the beginning of the series, Goseiger would have been the first series to start with more than 5 rangersnote . However, because of his untimely death, the team started out with the standard 5. The idea of a team starting out with more than 5 rangers was eventually realized 8 years later.