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  • Anvilicious: This is not a show that believes in subtlety, especially when it comes to messages about family.
  • Awesome Music: Some of the more notable vocal songs created for the series.
    • Madou Kishi Wolzard performed by NoB.
    • Shining Magic Magishine performed by Psychic Lover.
    • Mahou Sentai Magiranger Opening performed by Iwasaki Takafumi.
    • Make Legend! Magiranger! performed by Mizuki Ichirou.
    • Go! Yellow Thunder performed by Matsumoto Hiroya, Tsubasa's actor and used for his victory over the Hades God Cyclops.
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    • Fantastic! MagiAction performed by Takatori Hideaki.
    • Song For Magitopia performed by Mizuki Ichirou, Kushida Akira, and Kageyama Hironobu.
    • Majin Gattai! MagiKing! performed by Masaki Endoh.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The confrontation with the Monster of the Week in stage 14 takes place in an old west style setting.
  • Broken Aesop: Episodes 23 and 24 have Tsubasa ending up in a perilous situation because he used forbidden magic to try to reverse time to find out what happened to the people who lost their souls. Hikaru told him not to do this, by the logic they have to find some other way of fixing things. But Hikaru had no better idea. If they waited for him to come up with a solution, it would've been too late and the souls would have been destroyed. So what else could've been done?
  • Complete Monster: Hades God Dagon, leader of the Infershia Pantheon of Hades Gods, is dedicated to the revival of the Dark God N Ma. Adhering to the Dark Precepts, Dagon shows no regret in executing his fellow God Ifrit when Ifrit fails to defeat the Magirangers within a time limit. Dagon soon shows his true colors by cheating, and when the good-hearted Hades God Titan attempts to seal away N Ma within himself, Dagon ambushes and kills him, releasing N Ma to devour Magitopia, earth and even Infershia as well. Betraying and attempting to kill his honorable companion Sphinx, Dagon later rejects her offer to ally with the humans, claiming all he desires is destruction and to see "the ultimate nightmare."
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  • Crazy Awesome: Many of the spells take on unusual forms, yet are devastating in no small part because of this.
  • Even Better Sequel: The show is considered to be better than Dekaranger.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Vancuria, Queen Vampire, can split into Twin Loli Goths.
  • Foe Yay: Houka with both Nai and Mea.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: While it was successful in Japan, Magiranger was so popular in Korea, they're making an MMO game based on the series. IN 2011.
  • Growing the Beard: The show definitely comes into its own with the introduction of the Heavenly Saint Lunagel in stage 16.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • In stage 22, the Magirangers end up in a Jidaigeki themed Marudeyona World and are forced to dress and fight like ninjas. The core cast would later appear in Chou Ninja Tai Inazuma, a Super Sentai parody set in the Jidaigeki period with our heroes being magically empowered ninjas.
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    • Nic Sampson, the actor who played Tsubasa's Power Rangers counterpart Chip, went on to play the Sentinel Knight, gold-armored Zuban's counterpart, in the following season. Five years later, Hiroya Matsumoto, Tsubasa's actor, would play a gold warrior himself, Masato/Beet Buster.
    • In Stage 37, a foreign woman asks Tsubasa for directions in English, but Tsubasa struggles out a decline due to not knowing enough English. Years later, Tsubasa becomes a guest instructor at a magic school in England and even taught Yakumo Kato of the Shuriken Sentai Ninninger.
  • Like You Would Really Do It: As though the writers were really going to kill off Blagel, Sungel, and Miyuki at the very end.
  • Moral Event Horizon: N Ma crosses it when he destroys Magitopia and killing Sungel and Blagel, Dagon killing Titan.
    • Meemy crossed it with his betrayal of Magitopia.
  • Narm Charm: Let's face it, how they did the theme of family, courage, and magic is a little silly but somehow, they make it work epically.
  • Never Live It Down: Despite only doing it once in the entire show, Mandora Boy's most commonly referred to trait is the fact that he sings.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Belbireji the Incubis uses this both as his primary powerset, and is generally very creepy.
  • Shocking Moments: Stage 42 explodes past all limits with WolKentauros vs. Hades God Sleipnir on his chariot, complete with nod to Ben-Hur!
  • So Bad, It's Good: The Korean version of the Opening: "Go Fight Pow! Pow! Power Ranger!"
  • Special Effect Failure: The premier of Travelion's Destruction Fire Reverse Spray is decidedly underwhelming.
    • The suit for when Magi Phoenix rides Magi Dragon looks odd due to how it's worn: the stunt performer is clearly wearing the torso of MagiPhoenix and the legs of MagiDragon, turning the rest of the dragon into a lifesaver around the performer's waist from which the lower legs of Magi Phoenix dangle. Whenever the performer moves in this set-up, the entire suit wobbles unconvincingly, and when it's filmed in slow motion after defeating a monster it's even worse.
  • Tear Jerker: Stage 28's Star-Crossed Lovers plot was simply heart-wrenching when you realize that by Rei's Death by Origin Story, this killed any chances of Tsubasa getting the girl. The kicker? The song of the same name of the episode, "Eien ni..." (Eternally...) is mind-numbingly depressing as well and plays at the end of the episode, when Rei finally moves on to the afterlife.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Meemy used to be an electric heavenly saint, Raigel. He could be used trying to corrupt Tsubasa due to his element and cynicism towards Kai, who has the same element as his father. This could have resulted in many cool scenes.
  • Unexpected Character: The 2018 Hero Mama League special is centered around Sentai heroes who have grown up to become mothers and struggle to juggle their hero work with their lives as imagine everyone's surprise when one of the featured ladies turned out to be none other than Houka, whose general flightiness and Really Gets Around tendencies don't exactly inspire an immediate image of a natural housewife and mother. (Fittingly, in the special itself, while she's shown to have committed to a husband, she's easily the ditziest of the moms present to the point where her toddler daughter keeps calling her out on it.) Making it even more surprising is that while the other two participating actresses were enthusiastic Sentai alumni who had reprised their roles multiple times by that point, Houka's actress Ayumi Beppu had previously declared an intention not to appear in children's shows again, and although her cameo appearance in Gokaiger was indicative she wasn't averse to reprising her role as Houka, the announcement still came as a huge surprise for those who weren't expecting to see her come back for more.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: In Stage 9, FireKaiser's Flaming Bari Javelin is actually on fire, and not just for Stock Footage!
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: For a series revolving around a heartwarming "Family" theme, MagiRanger can be pretty dark when it comes to human casualties; victims are killed off in ways as NightmareFuel-ish as possiblenote , and after they die, they stay dead.
  • The Woobie: Tsubasa.

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