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 "Magic. It is a sacred power.

Magic. It is an adventure into the unknown.

Magic...It is the proof of courage!"

Mahō Sentai Magiranger (Magic Squadron Magiranger) is the twenty-ninth program in the Super Sentai franchise, airing for 2005 to 2006.

The Ozu family, consisting of mother Miyuki and five children, is an ordinary one - until a giant monster attacked them all of a sudden one day. Out of the blue, the mother transformed into a magician and defeated the monster. She then revealed to them that she's actually a magician, and gave them the MagiPhones for the upcoming battles against monsters of Infershia, like the previous one. But not long after, she was defeated in a giant battle against a very powerful enemy of the deep, Wolzard...

The siblings discover a secret room in their house, in which their mother's hologram reveals everything: Years ago, a war broke out between Magitopia - the realm of Heavenly Saints, and Infershia - the Underground Hades Empire. Magitopia won, only by having sacrificed one of their Heavenly Saints who locked Infershia from the inside, who turned out to be the siblings' father. After fifteen years, Infershia has returned to get revenge and unleash havoc on Magitopia and human world. Initially hesitant, the Ozu siblings gradually rose up to defend their world as they discover more of their family's secret legacy. Later on, they are joined by MagiShine/Hikaru/Sungel, a Heavenly Saint who trained under their father and takes it upon himself to train them in turn.

The motif this time around is "Magic", and the theme of "Courage" and "Family" is also strong all over. Also the first Sentai team to don capes since... around the first time.

The MagiRangers:

Allies:

Infershia:

Adapted into English as Power Rangers Mystic Force.


Recurring Super Sentai tropes:

Isamu: "The raging fire element! Heavenly Hero, Wolzard Fire!"

Miyuki: "The sparkling ice element! The White Magician, MagiMother!"

Hikaru: "The shining solar element! Heavenly Hero, MagiShine!"

Makito: "The howling earth element! The Green Magician, MagiGreen!"

Houka: "The blowing wind element! The Pink Magician, MagiPink!"

Urara: "The swaying water element! The Blue Magician, MagiBlue!"

Tsubasa: "The galloping thunder element! The Yellow Magician, MagiYellow!"

Kai: "The burning flame element! The Red Magician, MagiRed!"
—All: "Our overflowing courage changes into magic! Mahou Sentai Magiranger!"
    • In addition, two of the Heavenly Saints also perform one of these speeches when they get to fight.

 Rin: "The serene moon element! Heavenly Saint, Lunagel!"

Snowgel: "The sparkling ice element! Heavenly Saint, Snowgel!"

Tropes specific to Magiranger:

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Shichijuurou of the four Hell Kings can set his sword to slice through intangible concepts like the bonds between family.
  • Accidental Kidnapping: Hades God Toad had no idea that the "special soul" he'd stolen from the Flower Garden of Souls was Miyuki.
  • Accidental Pervert: Kai in one episode where Houka is attempting to help him on a date with his love interest, Yuka Yamazaki, ends up knocking him over, and causes him to see up his crush's skirt.
    • Smoky becomes one at the end of Stage 26 when he accidentally gropes Urara. Cue Urara's Megaton Punch.
  • Achilles in His Tent: Following the apparent death of their mother in Stage 2, Tsubasa and Houka abandon the fight against Infershia, pissing off Kai. They get their spirit back after hearing the message their mother left for the siblings in the Magic Room.
  • Against the Setting Sun: Inverted in Stage 6, played straight in Stage 36.
  • Agony Beam: N Ma pulls this on Kai in Stage 33.
  • A Lady on Each Arm: Belbireji pulls this with Nai and Mare. They were not amused.
  • Alien Blood: Valkyon bleeds green, as does the Hades God Wyvern.
  • All There in the Manual: Victory General Branken was once a mere High Zobil, while the Hades Beastmen were humans who'd sold their souls to N Ma.
  • All Trolls Are Different: The Hades Beast Troll is of the big, rocky variety.
  • Almost Kiss: Hikaru and Urara, again and again...
  • Amplifier Artifact: The sword Hell Fang and the Jagun Shield, crafted from N Ma's fang and eye, respectively.
  • Amusing Injuries: Nai and Mea suffer from this during the last arc of the series, as they are either stepped on by their new bosses, or swatted like flies when said bosses get angry. Since they can't die, they get better.
  • And I Must Scream: Depending on how you interpret what Urara says, the people who got turned into stone by the MOTW in Stage 4 were still fully aware of everything happening around them.
    • Also Raigel, during the time he was turned into a mummy and sealed in a cave by Sungel.
  • Angelic Beauty: Both Hikaru and Rin are regarded as especially attractive.
  • Angst Coma: Kai falls into one after getting his ass thoroughly kicked by Wolzard and having the MagiKing magic stolen from his family.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: The mythological variation.
  • Animorphism: After battling the traitorous Raigel, Hikaru turns into a frog, only to turn back into a human after Urara kisses him 15 years later.
    • In addition, Meemy, upon revival, turns Nai and Mea into centipedes to show them who's boss.
  • An Aesop: The "courage equals magic" rule is typically expressed with one of these.
  • Apocalypse How: Each member of the Infershia Pantheon is capable of performing their own variation of a Class 4 or 5 apocalypse. N Ma himself was on the verge of achieving a Class X-4 in the final episode, before Kai's timely intervention.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: In Stage 6, the siblings don't believe Kai when he tells him that Wolzard contacted him in his dreams for no better reason than to facilitate him going against Wolzard alone.
  • Arc Words: "You may also create a new legend". Hikaru says this with regard to each sibling from stages 25 through 29, foreshadowing their obtainment of the Legend Mode.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: The key to defeating Hades God Drake
  • Attack Reflector: Kai used this tactic against the Monster of the Week in Stage 4. But it was Urara who thought of the idea.
  • Automatic Crossbow: Vancuria uses a magic one twice, in Stage 9 and Stage 15.
  • Avenging the Villain: While Hades God Drake was already raring to go to the surface and rampage, the death of Hades God Gordon makes him even more so. Ironically, it is Hades God Sphinx who callously dismisses his anger on Gorgon's behalf.
  • Back From the Dead: Hikaru, Isamu, Miyuki, and Sphinx. Vancuria is basically immortal and comes back every time she dies.
  • Badass: Wolzard, in spades.

 Miyuki: I am the Heavenly Saint Blagel's Wife! When it comes to courage, no one can outdo me!

 Houka (in Kai's body, "feeling around"): "Nothing, nothing, something..."

Kai (following suit): "Something, sorta something, nothing!"

    • Near the end of Stage 8, Urara tells Kai not to hide magazines under his bed. He chokes on the juice he was drinking.
  • Giant Mook: The Hades Beast Troll, which is larger than the average monster of the week, but smaller than a giant monster.
  • Girls Night Out Episode: Stage 8, complete with the girls having to rescue the boys.
  • Golem: The Hades Machine Beast Golem, which required a soul over 300 years old to fuel, much to Bururatesu's horror.
    • MagiShine's Travelion can also be considered one.
  • Gossipy Hens: Early episodes feature them discussing rumors concerning the latest monster attacks.
  • Gratuitous English: Hikaru's MagiTickets have English text on them.
    • In Stage 26, when Nai and Mea start singing, Meemy lets out a very shrill "Shut up!"
  • Great Offscreen War: The much spoken of war between Magitopia and Infershia in the past; we the viewers only get to see bits and pieces of the last battle.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: In stage 25, Kai throws the Monster of the Week at Meemy, while unmorphed and with his courage stolen from him.
  • Griping About Gremlins: The first Hades Beastman to be pitted against the Magirangers is Garim the Gremlin.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Underplayed, but all five siblings are half-human, half-Heavenly Saint.
  • Handsome Lech: Hikaru, though most of the girls he hits on actually do show some attraction to him.
  • Harping on About Harpies: Peewee Harpy.
  • Have You Tried Not Being a Monster?: Titan.
  • Healing Potion: Tsubasa brews these on occasion.
  • Heaven and Hell: Magitopia and Infershia.
  • Heel Face Turn: Sphinx, Titan and Vancuria.
  • Hell Gate: The Hades Gate.
  • Heroic BSOD: Tsubasa, of all people, has one in Stage 38, after Cyclops pops caps on three of his siblings, leaving only him and Kai left to try to escape him. At one point, he gives up on running away because he couldn't uphold the promise he had made to Makito, to stand in for them when he was out. He only gets back on his feet and devises a plan to beat Cyclops when Kai pulls a Get a Hold of Yourself, Man! on him.
  • Heroic Resolve: The source of power that drives the magic used by the Magirangers.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Machiko Soga plays the leader of the Heavenly Saints.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: One of the songs in the soundtrack is performed by Mika Kikuchi, or Umeko/DekaPink from the previous season.
  • Hidden Depths: All the main characters are full of them.
  • High Heel Face Turn: Vancuria and Sphinx
  • Honest Axe: In the Magi Red VS Magi Shine Special.
  • Hope Spot: At the end of Stage 46, it appears that everyone's efforts to get Titan to the Lake of Slumber so that N Ma can't be reborn will succeed. Then Dagon shows up and stabs Titan through the gut, bringing about N Ma's rebirth.
    • And then in Stage 48, Kai leads his siblings to defeat Hades God Sleipnir by following his father's example. Cue N Ma arriving and casually tossing down Blagel's and Hikaru's corpses.
  • Hope Sprouts Eternal: During the final episode a single flower is all that remains in N Ma's future world
  • Hostage for Macguffin: Urara is taken hostage in Stage 22, with Hikaru's Travelion MagiTicket as the MacGuffin.
  • Hot-Blooded: Kai, probaly owing to his element.
  • Hulks Cooldown Hug Corollary: In Stage 45. Makito attacks Titan just as Houka is befriending him. Somewhat subverted in which Titan does not go on a rampage because of this.
  • Human Shield: Vancuria uses Houka as one.
  • Humiliation Conga: Kai suffers from this during Stage 25 after his courage is stolen.
  • Hybrid Monster: The Gestalt Hades Beastman Chimera, created from the souls of all 1000 Hades Beastmen than Blagel had sealed away.
  • Hypnotize the Princess: Yamazaki is subjected to this in the movie.
  • Hypno Trinket: The Puppet Ring which facilitated the above trope, fueled by countless human souls.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Each episode is called "Stage", with a magic spell following the title.
  • Idol Singer: Rei, Before she was killed by Neries.
  • If It Swims, It Flies: Averted by MagiMermaid; it doesn't fly, and it can freely switch between legs and a tail.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: Groom Do Bridon to Yamazaki
  • I Know Madden Kombat: The Majin Shoot is pulled off that effectively mainly due to Kai being a soccer player.
  • Impossible Thief: Gaston the Thief
  • Improbable Weapon User: Hikaru with his MagiLamp Buster.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: The constant use of maji, meaning serious, by the Magirangers.
  • Indy Ploy: Hikaru learns an aesop about using these.
  • Ineffectual Loner: Lunagel; it didn't help that Wolzard had spent the past four episodes powering up before the fight.
    • Also, Shichijuurou of the four Hell Kings turns Kai, Tsubasa, Houka, and Urara into this by severing their familial bonds. Funny about this is that Kai is the only one that does not move out of the Ozu house because, being underage, he cannot purchase his own home.
  • In Medias Res: The start of The Movie
  • Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: Both the MagiDragon and the Hades God Drake.
  • Instant Expert: Upon first receiving their powers from their mother, the Magirangers pretty much know exactly how they work.
  • Instant Runes: Averted in Stage 20, when the Monster of the week has to draw key runes at several key points in the city, otherwise played straight.
  • Insubstantial Ingredients: One potion required, among other things, the honey of a queen bee that gathers no honey.
  • Interspecies Romance: The siblings' father, Isamu, is a Heavenly Saint, and their mother is just a human magician.
    • Same deal with Hikaru and Urara, who get married towards the series' end.
  • Invisibility: Warning, requires the Magi Hat and you can still be seen in mirrors.
  • Ironic Echo: Wolzard repeating Blagel's words after Makito invokes them in an Rousing Speech.
  • I Surrender, Suckers: Garim the Hades Beastman Gremlin pulls this to sneak in an attack on the MagiRangers
    • Meemy later tries this against Sungel and Lunagel, but they were much too Genre Savvy for it to work.
  • It Only Works Once: Many spells are dropped after their debut, but notably, Makito's Rock Armor is defeated the very first time it's used, and is never spoken of again.
    • Averted just as often, both with staple spells and the more specialized ones.
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies: Hikaru rejected Urara at first because he had a glimpse of his future and saw he was going to die.
  • It's Personal: Lunagel took Raigel's betrayal very, very seriously.
  • It Was a Dark and Stormy Night: When Sungel confronts Raigel after his betrayal.
  • I Will Only Slow You Down: Kai says this to his siblings in Stage 38, after he has been shot in the leg by Hades God Cyclops.
  • Japanese Pronouns: When performing their roll calls, the Magirangers use "ware".
  • Japanese Sibling Terminology: Extensively used, as the core five are all siblings.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Tsubasa
  • Journey to the Center of the Mind: Tsubasa performs one to save Kai from his Angst Coma in Stage 7.
  • Kawaiiko: Houka, Nai, Mea.
  • Kick the Dog: Hades God Wyvern normally dotes on Nai and Mea like treasured pets, but when he gets mad, they are the first to suffer his wrath.
  • King Mook: Hades Beast Stone Troll, which is a regular troll infused with Magi King magic.
  • Large and In Charge: Heavenly Saint Magiel, who puts the Big in Big Good...but is herself dwarfed by the Infershia Gods.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Rin.
    • One-time case: Houka, when she stumbled upon the MacGuffin and the bad guys found this to be the best way to prevent her from telling. She even RE-loses any new memories at the end of each hour.
  • Leitmotif: Peace in Heaven, Miyuki's theme and "The Prologue of Magitopia", according to Mandora Boy
  • Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: Tsubasa decides the only way to counter a boxing monster is with boxing, everyone agrees.
    • Tsubasa also pulls this against the Hades God Cyclops, with epic results.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Urara and Houka.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: Kai dubs the amnesiac Lunagel Rin, after the bell she wore on her bracelet.
  • Locked Out of the Fight: Lunagel traps the Magirangers in a Pocket Dimension so that she can fight Wolzard on her own.
  • Love Confession: Kai confesses his love to Yuka in Stage five, only to be turned down in favor of MagiRed. Urara and Hikaru confess their feelings to each other in Stage 47, and marry shortly thereafter.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: Hilariously done with Kai and Yuka. Subverted starting with the movie halfway through the series, in which she figures it all out, but never outright tells him that she knows.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Wolzard.
  • Magic A Is Magic A: This show does a fantastic job of making sure each and every magic spell is consistent in design, intent, and casting, even near the end of the series when the heroes are getting so powerful that they start crossing spell tiers. The show doesn't tend to go over this in detail though; if you want to see how coherent the spell system is, you're going to have to do some research.
    • To give a quick summary, the ten buttons on the Magiphone each have a specific function, and spells are made by combining them, and the series sticks with this. For example, with the transformation call Maaji Maji Majiro, the words mean (in order) "Transform", "Warrior", "Body".
  • Magic and Powers: Each of the Ozu siblings have their own unique magic abilities.
  • Magical Incantation: Each spell in the series is constructed from these. The Magirangers have one set of words, The Heavenly Saints another, and Meemy and Wolzard each have their own with some crossover.
  • Magic Knight: Basically what all the Rangers here are.
  • Magic Mirror: Two examples, one being a device to alert the Magirangers to Infershia's attacks, and the other was created by Kai on the spot to reflect a MOTW's attack back at it.
  • Magic Music: The Hades Beast Manticore creates music with its body to compel its victims to dance until they are exhausted, and then into its mouth.
    • Nai and Mare also do this to lull their victims into a daze, allowing them to convert them into vampires.
  • Magic Wand: In the shape of cellphones.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: At the low end of this trope, there are five Ozu siblings.
  • Master Apprentice Chain: Blagel was Hikaru's mentor, and he in turn becomes the mentor for the Magirangers.
  • Master of Illusion: Belbireji the Incubus specializes in this, while Hades God Gorgon dabbles in it.
  • Meaningful Name: Quite a lot, in fact. They can also double as Theme Naming.
    • The whole Ozu family, for one thing.
      • "Kai" means "first" or "leader," and it's written with the Japanese character for "fire", of course his leadership skill is somewhat poor.
      • Tsubasa means "wings"; his Majin form is the Garuda, a mythological bird.
      • Urara's name means "bright" and also a pun on "Uranai"; "fortune-telling," which happens to be her talent.
      • Houka, The Chick of the group, means "fragrance."
      • Makito, an earth magic user as well as a farmer[3], means "sower." "Maki" refers to "firewood," linking him to his element.
      • Finally, take the first syllable of each sibling's name in order of birth[4] and you get "Mahoutsukai"[5].
      • And their mother? Miyuki[6].
      • They are all technically "Ozu no Mahotsukai"; "Wizard(s) of Oz."
      • Even Kai's love interest Yuka Yamazaki gets in on it; her name roughly means "Gentle flower on the mountain top", which is how Kai describes her when she first appears.
    • And of course, the Heavenly Saints.
      • Magiel, the arch-saint of all magic
      • Sungel and Hikaru both have something to do with light.
      • Lunagel is obviously the Heavenly Saint of the Moon.
      • Raigel, the Heavenly Saint of Lightning [7].
      • Snowgel, the Heavenly Saint of Ice.
      • Chronogel, the Heavenly Saint of Time.
      • Isamu's Saint name is Blagel, the Blazing Fire Heavenly Saint. Furthermore, Isamu means "Bravery", and he's universally acknowledged as the bravest of the Heavenly Saints.
    • Hell, even the villain of The Movie gets in on this. His desire is to marry Yamazaki, and his name is Groom Do Bridon.
  • Meaningful Rename: The Heavenly Saint Raigel renames himself as the Dark Priest Memmy upon being revived by N Ma.
  • Merlin and Nimue: Hikaru and Urara.
  • Meteor Move: Hikaru's Prominence Drop
  • Mind Control Eyes: Those under Vancuria's control gain vertical slits in their eyes.
  • Mind Rape: The Hades God Cyclops pulls the mundane version on Tsubasa, N Ma the supernatural variety on Magi Shine
  • Moment Killer: Hikaru and Urara were interrupted twice. One when the siblings disturbed their alone-time in one episode and the other when Lunagel interrupts their wedding kiss to tell them that N Ma has destroyed Magitopia.
  • Monster Mash: The leaders of Infershia follow this general motif.
  • Mood Whiplash
  • Mook Carryover: Vancuria/ Nai and Mea last through all three arcs. Justified on account of their Immortality. In fact if they didn't, they likely would have never had their Heel Face Turn.
  • Motif: Magic, as well as circus acts, legends, prophecies, and heaven vs. hell. Parallels between family issues and the war with Infershia are also frequent.
  • Mundane Utility: Miyuki, after using magic to kill a troll, then uses it to pour tea and make a cake.
    • Later on, Houka uses her MagiPhone to schedule dates for herself.
  • Musical Assassin: The Monster Siren Neries uses her voice to kill, though she has to use the spirit of a deceased pop singer for whom Tsubasa falls in love to do the job for her.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits: Makito does NOT approve of his sister rushing into marriage, and doesn't care what her excuses may be.
  • Mythology Gag: Sungel/Hikaru is a special ranger who wears dark blue (OK, mainly gold, but still) and happens to love Urara who is the female blue ranger. In Ninpuu Sentai Hurricanger, Isshuu was a special ranger who wore dark blue and happened to love Nanami who was the female blue ranger.
    • Also, the ninja Monster of the Week is described in a flashback as "Unknown to the people, unknown to the world..."
    • And then there's the way MagiKing gets assembled, with MagiTaurus serving as the core that gets armored up by the other mechs, not unlike DaiRenOh. Plus, the four non-red mechs combine into MagiDragon which can be used as a mount by MagiPhoenix], similar to how Ryou's [=RyuSeiOh rides the Heavenly Chi Palace.
    • In the movie, the siblings perform the Five Fantastic Fire technique, in which they leap into the air and transform into a giant fire bird. The Jetman team uses a very similar attack in the penultimate episode of their series.
    • The Saint Kaiser resembles a non-evil version of the first form of Dora Talos. Highly appropriate, considering that Big Good Magiel is played by the same actress as Zyuranger's primary Big Bad. This particular nod even carries over to the Power Rangers adaptation.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: The Beast Emperor/Absolute God N Ma.
    • Also, the Infershia Pantheon, which serves N Ma directly.
  • Never Say "Die": Averted. See What Do You Mean It's for Kids?.
  • Nice Hat: Not a real hat, but MagiKing's wizard-hat is a pretty cool headpiece.
    • Travelion also has a Nice Hat in the form of a turban.
  • Ninja Pirate Robot Zombie: In one episode the Monster of the Week is a ninja and the Zobiru working under him are ninja-themed as well.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Justified, as the Magirangers earn their spells through their Courage from the Heavenly Saints who watch over them.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: Kai performs one while in Houka's body. Note that Houka herself never does this.
  • Non-Action Guy: Mandora Boy.
  • No Body Left Behind: Miyuki, though that's because she didn't actually die, the victims of the Red Skull Curse in stage 15.
  • No Range Like Point-Blank Range: Groom Do Bridon does this against Magi Shine, twice.
    • MagiShine later pulls this off against the Hades God Ifrit, with help from Urara.
    • And in the finale, the Hades God Sphinx does this against Hades God Dagon.
  • No Ontological Inertia: Averted in Stages 25 and 27, where a separate spell is needed to undo the damage wrought by the Monster of the Week.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: Nai and Mare attempt to use their Zettai Ryouiki against Kai and Makito. They respond by invoking their love interests.
  • Not Quite Dead: Isamu, Miyuki and Raigel.
  • Not What It Looks Like: While trying to find the temple in Houka's memory, Urara mistakes Hikaru of kissing Houka and practically zoomed to Kyoto and almost drop kicked Hikaru for it.
  • Obviously Evil: Subverted, as Blagel's Heavenly Saint form is reminiscent of most popular depictions of Satan, while Raigel looks very similar to the obviously holy Sungel.
  • Ocular Gushers: Urara has these shortly after obtaining her Legend Mode powers.
  • Official Couple: Hikaru and Urara get married at the near finale.
    • Isamu and Miyuki.
  • Oh Crap: Right from the first episode, when Wolzard transforms into WolKentauros while our heroes have yet to gain their giant forms.
  • Omake: During which Mandora Boy (usually) talks about whatever new spell was introduced in the episode, and frequently suffers some manner of comic hijinks.
    • Same goes for Nai and Mare, if the spell is used by the enemies.
  • Ominous Opera Cape: Both Meemy and Groom Do Bridon wear this variety of cape.
  • One-Hit Kill: Hades God Sphinx likes to pull these off with her BFG
  • One Million BC: The Marudeyona World that Hikaru sent everyone to to help Makito get over his funk in Stage 21.
  • One-Winged Angel: A rare heroic example, with the core Magirangers ability to transform into the Majins, while Sungel and Blagel have their Heavenly Saint forms.
  • Orcus on His Throne: N Ma spends most of the series sealed away. Once the seal is finally broken, he wastes no time in laying waste to the heavens and earth.
  • Our Angels Are Different: They're not called angels, and they don't have wings, but otherwise, the Heavenly Saints are classic biblical angels.
  • Our Gargoyles Rock: The Demon Gate Guard Gargoyle.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: Rei is trapped in the world of the living by a powerful monster.
  • Our Ghouls Are Creepier: The Solitary Confinement Beast Ghoul, who can stretch his arms great distances and turn his fists giant.
  • Our Gods Are Greater: The Infershia Pantheon is extremely powerful, but is bound by the Dark Precepts, preventing its members from attacking the surface all at once.
  • Our Monsters Are Weird: The Hades Beast Worm is a mass of giant worms shaped like a hydra...which fires laser beams.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: The Zobils.
  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind: On multiple occasions the Magirangers will hit the enemy with a powerful attack that sends them flying off camera, and then they act as though the battle was already won. The most notable example of this is the final battle against N Ma.
  • Out of the Inferno: Well, more like through the inferno; Groom Do Bridon leaps through an explosion to get an attack off against MagiShine
  • Painfully-Slow Projectile: Hades God Cyclop's bullets are generally slow enough for the MagiRangers to block and deflect. then again, by that point they are among the most powerful and magical beings in the world.
  • Paper Fan of Doom: Houka turns into one in Stage 45 to knock some sense into Makito.
  • Parental Abandonment: The siblings' mom dies in the first episode and the dad is considered dead. This causes Makito and Urara to experience dual Promotion to Parent.
  • Palette Swap: The WolKaiser, BraveKaiser, and SaintKaiser, with a few decal differences between them.
  • Pastel-Chalked Freeze-Frame: Pulled off spectacularly with each hit in "Majin Shoot".
  • Pensieve Flashback: Hikaru does a series of these in Stage 35 to help determine whether or not Miyuki really is alive.
  • Pepper Sneeze: Houka turns into a giant salt and pepper shaker in Stage 2 to force a monster to sneeze out Kai, Makito, and Urara.
  • Personality Powers: There's even a song in Stage 3 sung by Mandora Boy about how the Magirangers elemental powers and personalities match, as well as their rolls in the Five-Man Band.
  • Pet the Dog: Hades God Wyvern generally dotes on Nai and Mea like beloved pets. This makes his Kick the Dog moments all the harsher.
  • Phlebotinum Overload: How N Ma is defeated.
  • Physical Hell: Infershia
  • Playing Possum: Groom Do Bridon uses this to get in an attack against MagiShine.
  • Pocket Dimension: The Marudeyona worlds.
  • Pokémon-Speak: Solitary Confinement Hades Beast Ogre engages in this.
  • Power At a Price: The Ozu siblings could become Heavenly Saints themselves, but would lose all memory of their human existences in the process.
  • Power Incontinence: In Stage 31, the Ozu siblings experience an overflow of power in their civilian forms as a side effect of their unrestrained Legend Modes.
  • Power of Love: Invoked by Makito in front of Eriko. She is not impressed.
    • Played straight in Stage 28, where Tsubasa's love for Rei allows him to free her soul from the Hell King Neries and let her move on to the afterlife.
  • Precursor Heroes: Blagel, Sungel, and Lunagel. Also Raigel, before he betrayed the first three.
  • Present Absence: The repercussions of Miyuki's defeat in Stage 2 are keenly felt throughout the series.
  • Pure Magic Being: The Heavenly Saints.
  • Quirky Household: The siblings belong to one.
  • Race Against the Clock: Tsubasa has very little time to rescue Kai from his Angst Coma before becoming trapped in it himself. They end up running out of time, but are rescued by their mother's spirit.
    • Later, Hikaru has to undergo a dangerous ordeal to save Tsubasa from a curse.
  • Reality Subtext: According to this interview, Houka's actress wanted to be MagiRed, while Kai's actor never expected to be chosen for the part. Puts the two-parter where they switch bodies into a whole new light, doesn't it?
  • Really Gets Around: Houka. In case you wonder, she's gone as far as to juggle with at least 15 boyfriends at a time.

 Houka: "Aww, she gets to wear a wedding dress..."

Kai: "IIRC, Houka has been in a wedding dress one time."

Tsubasa: "And there will be many more times."

  • Villain Song: Nai and Mea have "Bloody Friday Nightmare" in Stage 11, which they use to hypnotize people so their Monster of the Week can turn them into vampires (though it's them, rather than the monster, who do it to Houka, which extends the episode's plot into the next one). Listen to it here.
    • Later at a certain point, they even consider making another gig (after Meemy's defeat and Infershia's apparent destruction, before they meet the Pantheon).
    • Wolzard also gets a rather impressive one, which never gets played during the actual series.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Hades God Sphinx suffers a nasty one when ordered to attack the surface while in the middle of her Heel Face Turn.
  • Wartime Wedding: Urara and Hikaru marry just before N Ma takes the war to Magitopia.
  • Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: Kai is the only one of the five siblings who still studies. At least, during the series' run; it's unknown if he stayed in school after becoming a liaison between Infersia and the overworld at the end.
  • Wedding Smashers: Lunagel interrupts Hikaru and Urara's wedding, but she had a very good reason.
  • Wham! Episode: Stages 33, 34, and 35.
    • Stage 33: Wolzard is in fact Isamu/Blagel, the Magirangers long presumed dead father.
    • Stage 34: Miyuki is alive, and the Gods of Infershia will soon rise.
    • Stage 35: Miyuki is being held prisoner by the Infershia Pantheon, which has now risen to subject the surface to their "divine punishment".
  • Wham! Line: Stage 34 Children, can you hear me? Your mother is alive.
  • What Do You Mean It's Not Awesome?: Kai creates a trapeze that hangs in the sky in Stage 3, which gets referenced in the first episode of Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger.
  • Also, Urara getting pumped up to win a year's worth of rice, including a Hot-Blooded shout.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The Book of Prophecy, an ancient tome that perfectly and accurately describes everything that happens throughout the course of the series. It flies away after the second time Nai and Mea try to read it, and is never mentioned again.
    • Also, during the movie, Yuka Yamazaki finds out that Kai and MagiRed are the same person. In the end, nothing comes of this.
    • Also, in the first episode, we can see flying minions in Infershia. They are never used or seen again.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Stage 45 introduces the idea that not everyone in Infershia is Always Chaotic Evil, which Makito stubbornly resists well into Stage 46.
  • Where Are They Now? Epilogue: Kai is an envoy to Infershia, Urara lives in Magitopia with Hikaru, Makito studies overseas, Tsubasa is a boxer, and Houka lives with Isamu and Miyuki.
  • White Void Room: All interior architecture in Magitopia is like this. Also, the Pocket Dimension that Lunagel seals the Magirangers into in Stage 17.
  • Whole-Plot Reference: Stage 28 (see Heartbroken Badass entry above) to the '80s Hongkong period/horror/romance Chinese Ghost Story.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Hikaru with Tetsu in the Deka vs Magi team up.
    • Houka turns herself into Frederic Chopin (basically Houka in a silly wig, moustache and pink tuxedo) to improve her piano playing. It doesn't work.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Urara and frogs.
  • Winged Humanoid: MagiKing and MagiLegend
  • Wizard Duel: The MagiRangers engage in one against Meemy when he first shows up. It does not go well.
  • Woman in White: Miyuki, Yamazaki, Magiel, and Rei.
  • The Worf Barrage: Prominence Flare, Hikaru's most powerful Heavenly Saint attack, never works.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Inverted, Lunagel loses against Wolzard after the latter spent four straight episodes increasing his power exponentially.
  • The Worf Effect: Deconstructed with regards to MagiShine; when first introduced he is the great heavenly hero who nigh effortlessly defeats all those who oppose him. However, as the forces of Infershia wise up and and send out enemies not even he can handle, he begins to suffer considerable doubts in his own abilities, especially in the face of his pupil's ever increasing power. Ultimately, he comes to terms with his doubts, realizes how to overcome them, and defeats the Hades God Drake who'd previously defeated him in a devastating Curb Stomp Battle.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Raigel pulls a variation on this to lure Blagel into a trap during the final battle of the great war.
  • Wreathed in Flames: Most of Kai's attacks involve this.
  • Wrecked Weapon: Inverted, Kai destroys Wolzard's sword in stage 18 with Magi Magi Magi Magika.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Miyuki and Urara.
  • You Are Not Alone: Urara Receives one to show her that she doesn't need to take on all the responsibility of taking care of the family herself.
  • You Are Not Ready: Miyuki refused to give Kai magic at first on the grounds that he was too reckless and did not understand what true courage was. He becomes ready when he performs a Barehanded Blade Block against Wolzard to defend his siblings.
  • You See, I'm Dying: Tetsuya
  • You Can't Fight Fate: This gets played with, as while all the prophecies mentioned on the show, including the one about how if the surface world fights against the Hades Gods both Magitopia and the surface world will be destroyed do come to pass, their consequences can still be undone.
  • You Have Failed Me: In Stage 3, a High Zobil flees battle and returns to Infershia, only to be skewered by Branken for his troubles.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: Victims of the Red Skull curse have only a week to live before vanishing, never to be seen again.
    • When N Ma is reborn, Snowgel declares that the whole world has only three days left before he destroys everything.
  • Your Princess Is in Another Castle: You didn't really think that they were going to permanently prevent N Ma's rebirth in Stage 46, with three more episodes to go, did you?
  • Xanatos Gambit: In Stage 42, Dagon sends Sleipnir to the surface to join Drake's battle against the Magirangers, either killing them all or flushing out Wolzard, who is currently holding N Ma's soul captive within himself.

Finishing the trope page with seriousness, Magiranger!

Notes

  1. Tsubasa the potion maker and Urara the divination expert.
  2. Even though much later, Hikaru becomes their brother-in-law.
  3. Turns out his farm is the sole source of income for that Big Fancy House, in fact.
  4. Makito, Houka, Urara, Tsubasa, Kai
  5. Magician
  6. Snow
  7. rai is an alternate reading of the kanji ikazuchi, which means "thunder"
  8. It's a combination of "de gozaru", "-(i)masu" and "-desu", which, in their own ways, are applicable Verbal Tics.
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