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  • Anti-Climax Boss: While Ginis gave the Zyuoghers a tough battle when he was normal size, when he enlarged himself, he went down within two minutes, possibly setting a record for fastest gigantic Final Battle in Super Sentai history. Though it was justified as it was said that outside his base, he was considerably weaker, hence the reason he harnessed the world's power.
  • Author's Saving Throw:
    • For anybody who got annoyed with the last few Red Rangers being Hot-Blooded, loud-mouths can relax, knowing that Yamato is a bit more mature and serious.
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    • Episode 40 is one for Leo, showing how his old-school "manly" beliefs still have a place in modern times - despite training up the boy to become stronger, he's forced to take his new padawan to task for using everything he's gained, even on his own merit, for something like revenge.
    • Done preemptively with the V-Cinema to address the sudden merging of Zyuland and Earth, with the possibly dubious implications that would ensue from such an event, as it tackles the aftermath of the ending.
  • Awesome Music:
    • The opening is a powerful (and extremely catchy) mix of tribal beats and rock music that makes you excited for the show from beginning to end.
    • Kakusei! ZyuOhger, giving you your fill of retro-y action music.
    • Doubutsu Gattai! ZyuOh King may not have the "super deep anime character" style of ToQ-Oh's theme or the "Big Damn Heroes" style of Shurikenjin's theme, but it's still got an extremely catchy beat not unlike the opening.
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    • ZyuOh Fight. NoB has done it again.
    • ZyuOh The World definitely counts.
    • The remix of the Super Sentai Hero Getter used as the ending theme for episodes 28 and 29.
    • Kagayaku Ouja. Just try and not be filled with hope after listening to it.
    • Sentai manages to keep up their streak of amazing final mecha themes with DodekaiOh Arawareru!.
    • The ending theme, Let's ZyuOh Dance! is extremely catchy and energetic. The show's crossover with Ninninger adds some extra Japanese instruments and shouts throughout.
  • Complete Monster:
    • Lord Ginis, an alien with an Inferiority Superiority Complex, despises being made of Moebas, beings he looks down upon. Creating the Deathgaliens, Ginis uses them to serve as his warriors in the "Blood Games"—wherein he challenges and destroys other worlds—currently having done so to 99 planets and now targeting Earth. Creating an ever-collapsing barrier around planet Earth, Ginis plans to allow it to destroy the world unless the heroes managed to deactivate it. Although his barrier is stopped, Ginis sets up a destructive robot to continue his genocidal plans. Cunning and manipulative, Ginis tricks the friendless Misao Mondō into becoming his servant and hires a sadistic alien hunter to make his "game" of planetary destruction more interesting for himself. When one of his men betrays Ginis after finding he was responsible for the destruction of his home planet, Ginis defeats and spares him, before watching with amusement as the broken man insanely destroys everything in his path. After all but one of his followers are killed, Ginis decides to end the Blood Game by injecting his cells into the core of the Earth, wiping it out entirely. Incapable of loyalty or gratitude, when the Zyuohgers discover Ginis' body to be made of Moebas and reveal it to his last remaining follower and she declares her loyalty to him in spite of this, Ginis, cruel to the end, kills her off for daring to pity him.
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    • The Heart Pounding Circus Panic: Domidol(l) is an alien ringmaster who runs an evil circus where he enslaves his victims, including children, as he traverses the cosmos to build his ultimate intergalactic ring. Destroying planets and stars he deems as in his way, Domidoll arrives to Earth, kidnaps a host of children and plans to convert their fears and sorrow to energy, whereupon he will begin bombing Earth's cities. His ultimate goal is to obliterate Earth to clear the space for his circus, and he has no compunction attempting to murder children who get in his way.
  • Ending Fatigue: Many fans have remarked that events that transpired in the show's last five or so episodes would have better served if they were included earlier or not at all because they slow the pace and introduce too many new ideas, especially since many try to be a Plot Twist such as:
    • Naria not having any backstory and dying unceremoniously and ultimately was inconsequential to the plot.
    • Ginis is actually a collection of Moebas and has a massive Inferiority Superiority Complex revealed as soon as his true nature is discovered.
  • He Really Can Act: Episode 35 really shows just how impressive of an actor Masaki Nakao (Yamato's actor) is, especially when it comes to portraying utter despair.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Zyuoh Elephant is the first elephant-themed Ranger in Sentai, coming after Gaoranger, Gekiranger, and immediate predecessor Ninninger all had green elephant mecha; and Gekiranger's adaptation Power Rangers Jungle Fury even had its own similar-looking Elephant Ranger.
    • The fact that this show debuted a month before the US release of Zootopia is pure, furry-filled coincidence.
    • Ginis has a WMD that he deliberately named "Gift", intended as a Non-Indicative Name… unless you know of the other meaning of GIFT nowadays.
    • One recently-revived ancient mecha gets a massive reaction at the sight of an ancient enemy from its time suddenly revived - are we talking about Zyuoh Whale upon seeing Azald, or the Gundam Frames in response to Mobile Armor Hashmal?
    • So people joked about Kohei Murakami's character Bard causing some misunderstandingsnote , whether betraying the gang or doing something that would cause infighting. Hell, his character already somewhat started that as early as #11. But then comes #46, and even though it has been established since then that Bard is a good guy, the fact that he caused a severe misunderstanding that affected a character's backstory has fans laughing in glee. The extra irony being that it was also established that Bard didn't do it on purpose, either.
    • When Bangray becomes obsessed with wanting to break Yamato's connections and send him into "despair," it makes him sound a lot like a Phantom.
    • In a rare case of Power Rangers doing it first, the series ends with Zyumans and humans living together just after Power Rangers Dino Charge did the same thing with humans and dinosaurs.
    • Not only did a character voiced by Nobuyuki Hiyama fight against a yellow-armored, lion-themed, Hot-Blooded Screaming Warrior like Guy Shishioh (whose father is also named Leo and who also has a friend who plays the electric guitar in Mic Sounders the 13th), said warrior is also allied with a red, bird-themed warrior with a Whip Sword like Galient and their respective series were featured for the first time together in Super Robot Wars BX which was released just eight months before "Savanna's Melody" aired. Had Yabaiker last until the next episode, he would have met Cube Mogura/Mole, which is a Drill Tank just like DrillGao, StraightGao, and SpiralGao (the latter two are also modeled after moles).
  • Like You Would Really Do It: Azald is seemingly killed by ZyuohGorilla, before anything can be established about him and just as they seemed to be setting him up for something bigger. His reappearance in the next episode isn’t even played as any kind of reveal.
  • Love to Hate: Ginis is considered one of the most evil villains in Super Sentai due to being motivated only by sadism and isn't at all caring towards his minions. However, he is liked BECAUSE of his sadism-driven motivation. He also has a cool design, is calm and collected in his demeanor (so long as you don't know his secret origin) and keeps his Bad Boss qualities to a minimum, only showing it when they turn on him (though he still retains his composure regardless) or when they dare to pity him and his origin, making him a somewhat cool villain in spite of this.
  • Memetic Mutation: See this page for examples.
  • Moral Event Horizon: If Ginis destroying 99 planets (including that of one of his own henchmen) wasn't enough for him to cross this, then killing Naria (for her compassion, no less) is.
  • Popular with Furries: Naturally, the Kemono and Furry Fandom have taken a great interest with this series. Mostly because Zyuman's are anthropomorphic Beast Men, even when the main Zyumans take human forms there's still quite a bit of fanart of their Zyuman forms. With Sela and Amu pretty much being pretty much the majority of said kemono/furry fanart, due to their adorable Zyuman designs.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: The singing that can be heard when the Rangers use their cubes for different functions.
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequel: As opposed to the more Broken Base-laden previous seasons, Zyuohger is surprisingly a lot more warmly received, hitting in the right spots at the earlier episodes.
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  • Unexpected Character:
    • The "Super Animal Wars" shorts in the Blu-Ray release will bring back the version of Masato Jin of Tokumei Sentai Go Busters from the Doubutsu Sentai Go-Busters Alternate Universe.
      • That's zigzagged. It turns out that he's Jin from the original universe, except he permanently disappeared by the end of the Go-Busters series. He then explained that he's Tokumei Sentai's Jin from the V-Cinema, not Tokumei Sentai's Gin from the main series.
    • Of all the Reds to have a voice-only cameo from the original actor in the Ninninger crossover, it's Daisuke Shima reprising his role as Red Falcon. Ignoring Gokaiger, this gives Shima the honor of being the first Sentai actor to reprise his role in more than one Milestone Celebration season, as Yuusuke/Red Falcon has a major role in Gaoranger vs Super Sentai.note 

Alternative Title(s): Dobutsu Sentai Jyuuouger


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