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  • Awesome Music: Despite the series not shining as much as the recent predecessors, at least up to the first one-third, its soundtrack is definitely on par with others'.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Exotic Brothers. They even outright say that it's a one-time thing.
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  • Broken Base: How Western Sentai fans feel about Goseiger. They either like it for their mecha fights and interesting villains or they hate it for its weak heroic cast and uneven writing. Things cooled down once Gosei Knight joined the cast, but the show is still subject to intense scrutiny.
  • Complete Monster: Buredoran/Brajira of the Messiah is a fallen Gosei Angel seeking to destroy and rebuild the world because he deems it corrupt. In the distant past he murdered his allies to become more powerful, after which he escapes into the future, where he manipulates an alien army into invading Earth and unseals monsters born of pollution he himself sealed away to do his dirty work. After his memory is erased and he is enslaved by Robogog, he develops a relationship with Metal Alice. Together, they restore his memory and destroy Robogog. As thanks, Brajira murders a wounded Metal Alice. Brainwashing Gosei Knight, Brajira tries to enact his plan by using massive drills to destroy the world. When fatally wounded, he decides to just destroy the planet anyway, even though he can't make a new one. While claiming the world is corrupt, his attitude and omnicidal tendencies expose his noble motives as hollow, and prove him to be just a madman with a god complex.
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  • Contrived Coincidence: Datas just HAPPENS to already be at Professor Amachi's observatory where the Goseigers end up living for most of the series.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • Magis/Gosei Green, thanks to the memorable act of protecting his partner Hyde from a Monster of the Week at the cost of his life.
    • For Mecha, Manta Headder, simply because he turns the Gosei Great into a pirate themed mech. One can't help but wonder if its popularity inspired the next Sentai.
  • Epileptic Trees: Since his helmet was never shown in series, what animal was Gosei Green? His color and tribe made many suspect it was a Turtlenote . However, thanks to the Ranger Key Set Lost Edition, his animal is now official: a dolphin.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple:
    • As of yet there's no Official Couple on the show, but some fans thought that Hyde and Magis would have gone well together and were disappointed his appearance on the show was brief.
    • Alata and Eri is also present as a fan couple, with a bit of Hyde and Moune in the mix, making these pairings Ship Mates.
  • He's Just Hiding!: Up until the very end, there was a strong group that believed Magis would return at some point, looking for clues where clues were not.
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  • Just Here for Godzilla: There are some who agreed that Buredoran is the main reason why they're watching Goseiger in the first place, at least during its run anyway.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Buredo-RUN/Brajira crosses this when he brutally murders Metal Alice of the Agent after she helped him bring down Robogog.
  • Narm
    • The MOTW's "ominous buzzing" sounds like farting at points.
    • Kinggon and Makuin's Yuuma Buster sounds awesome... But then you see the posture that Makuin and Kinggon take to execute the move, with Makuin pretty much bending over while Kinggon stands behind him.
  • Narm Charm: Gosei Knight's hammy tendencies during his debut make him theatrically heroic.
  • Signature Scene: Alata punching out the darkness controlling Gosei Knight has become this. Even those who haven't seen the show know of this scene.
  • So Okay, It's Average: The general consensus. Being bookended by Shinkenger and Gokaiger doesn't help.
  • Special Effects Failure: Buredoran of the Chupacabra's claws are clearly EVA or a similar material, given how impossibly flexible they are whenever he moves his hands.
  • Tear Jerker: Epic 41. Poor Koro; it's like The Iron Giant all over again.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character:
    • The Landick siblings are the most underutilized characters in the show. One of Goseiger's problems are a little bit too much focus on the Skicks, especially Eri (Gosei Knight as well for being the only character that has a story arc), which is carried over to Megaforce. Agri in particular could play a similar role to Bouken Black Masumi as hinted in the first episode but was scrapped later on.
    • Fans will never know details about Burajira's past aside from him betraying the other Gosei Angels. Is there a catalyst for his traitorous side? Is he a Skick Landick or Seaick?
    • Magis, who created a lot of fan speculation, ended up being not very important outside of a few episodes.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot:
    • The origins of Knightic Power. It was never really explained.
    • During their battles against Warstar, Alata had personal battles against Dereputa. The same kind of happened between Agri and Kingugon during Yumajuu arc (but only towards the end of the arc, thus making it another example of this). Why couldn't we have the same during Matrintis arc, but with Hyde? His water based powers and analytical strategic mind would be used in a great manner if put against a stronger Matrintis's general.
    • The Gosei World is not shown (or at least details on the Angels' daily life or tribe rivalry) at all.
    • More use of combined elemental attacks would be interesting, like Wind+Ice or Water+Land or Thunder+Water. Those could be used in several creative ways.
  • Tough Act to Follow: This came immediately after Shinkenger, which in addition to being beloved by many Japanese Tokusatsu fans, also served as a gateway for many Power Rangers fans due to Disney choosing to air a re-edit of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers instead of adapting Shinkengernote , resulting in many new fans going into this series with high expectations.
  • Vindicated by History: Goseiger is not that well-received by the fans, especially since it was pitted together with Shinkenger and Gokaiger. However once Go-Busters, Kamen Rider Wizard and Megaforce came into the picture it received less hate compared to when it just started, making this trope a common cycle among Toku series in Japan. Getting an (arguably) better translation (by sub group Millionfold Curiosity) may have helped too.
  • Woolseyism: The Millionfold Curiosity subtitles translate the monster names so that Western viewers can tell what movie they'r derived from.


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