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

Tensō Sentai Goseiger [1] is the 34th program in the Super Sentai series, airing from 2010 to 2011.

Long ago, humanity split off into a new group that called themselves the Gosei Angels. These Angels reside in the Gosei World, and can travel between our world and the Gosei World via an upside down spire called the Tower of Heaven. Through the power of the Gosei Cards, these Angels protect mankind in secret. One day, the Tower of Heaven is destroyed by the Warstar, leaving five young angels trapped on Earth. They are Alata and Eri, a pair of Childhood Friends from the Skick Tribe; a pair of siblings, Agri and Moune from the Landick Tribe; and Hyde, the lone member of the Seaick Tribe after fellow member Magis died.

When Alata befriends a young boy named Nozomu, the Goseiger gain a friend and a Secret Keeper. This begins their mission to keep up defending the planet from the Warstar and 2 other villain groups (the Yuumajuu and the Matrintis), and finally, a fallen Gosei Angel in Burajira in while trying to find a way home.

This is the first Sentai team to debut somewhere that wasn't their own series. This is also the first Super Sentai series since Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger to not air along side a new[2] Power Rangers series (RPM had ended the previous December and Samurai's premiere aired the day after Goseiger's finale aired.) The series is also similar to Kamen Rider Decade in terms of its main gimmick; just like Decade, the cards are an obvious tie-in to a new trading card arcade game, Super Sentai Battle Dice O.


The Goseigers

Warstar

Yumaju

Matrintis

Burajira



Recurring Super Sentai tropes:

 Alata: "Skick Power of the Storms: Gosei Red!"

Eri: "Skick Power of the Breeze[5]: Gosei Pink!"

Agri: "Landick Power of the Stone: Gosei Black!"

Moune: "Landick Power of the Fertility[6]: 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!"

Alata: "Miraculous Storm: Super Gosei Red!"

Eri:: "Miraculous Breeze [7]: Super Gosei Pink!"

Agri:: "Miraculous Stone: Super Gosei Black!"

Moune: "Miraculous Fertility [8]: 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.
  • Monsters Of The Week
  • Mooks
  • 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 Yuumajuu shifted to a monster, which is a relatively recurring theme in Super Sentai history, with their three head honchos being Big Foot, 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..." Catchphrase: "Protecting the Planet is an Angel's mission!"
  • 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!" [9]
  • 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.
  • Weapon of Choice

Tropes specific to Tensou Sentai Goseiger:

  • Actor Allusion: Appearing in The Movie is Sayaka Isoyama of Chouseishin Gransazer fame, whose costume already sports a large gold coin with a symbol on it, as all Sazers have.
    • An indirect example in Epic 26 when Alata tries to get Hyde to loosen up by doing one comedy act after another, including a Louis Yamada impression.
    • Both Gosei Knight (in his Groundion form) and Metal-Alice have had drill-like equipment. Maybe because they were ex-drillmates?
    • If Magis had survived, he would've become this Sentai's green warrior, just like his actor did six years before...
  • Alien Blood: Warstar members have green blood.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Alata during the Warstar arc up until the beginning of the Matorintis arc. He engages in many feminine tendencies, not limited to planting, house decoration, and cooking. (Though to be fair, Hyde cooks, too) He has a very cheerful disposition unlike Agri and Hyde, who are rather quiet and prideful. The show simply explains it off as a Plot Device by saying that all Skick Tribe members are naturally cheerful and bubbly. Of course, by the time the Matorintis arrived, he had made his transition to The Hero, and was changed into more of a battle-ready combatant compared to his formerly carefree attitude. (He still retained his cheerfulness, however.)
  • Animal Motifs: Everything centered around Gosei Knight has a lion motif, including himself
  • Anticlimax: Your Mileage May Vary on this one though: 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.
  • Audible Gleam: The first Epic alone spammed it throughout.
  • 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.
  • BLAM Episode: Epic 7. Fits the trope to a T.
    • Epic 23.
  • 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.
  • Body Horror: Gosei Knight's transformation into the Groundion Headder.
    • Although, given he was originally the Groundion Headder, it's more like a smaller scale case of Transforming Mecha, sorta like Datas.
  • 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.
  • Catch Phrase: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dawson Casting: A tie-in booklet for Shinkenger vs Go-onger gives the Goseigers' ages, which leaves 18-year-old Kyousuke Hamao playing 21-year-old Agri and 20-year-old Kento Ono playing 24-year-old Hyde. However, the trope is played straight with 20-year-old Mikiho Niwa as 17-year-old Moune.
  • 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.
  • Determinator: Alata and Hyde are this, especially the former. See Epic 49.
  • Disc One Final Boss: The War Star 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 Yumaju [12].
      • 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 as the final Big Bad.
  • 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 D'reptor 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 Goseiger appeared in Shinkenger vs. Go-onger before their series aired. Rather like Double in 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.
    • Some of the Gosei Cards use other elements that correspond with the team's main three.
  • Engrish: "Plasuma wave mesurment system is working now..."[13]
    • Not to mention 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fan Service: 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!>

  Nozomu: That was too much. The soccer flip he practiced suddenly became useful in battle.

  • 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.
  • Let Me Get This Straight...: Episode 1 does this with the series premise; episode 4 does this with Datas' origin.
  • 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.
  • 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 bearer. [14]
    • 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.)
  • Mono-Gender 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.
  • 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 title.[15]
    • The growth method for the Monsters of the Week involve bugs which attach and make the monster giant. Now, where have we seen this before?
    • Tyranno Header bears a strong resemblance to CarriGator from Engine Sentai Go-onger. It even ends up in the same place as CarriGator's head, left foot.
    • Gosei Knight's mecha form, Groundion, resembles a cross between GoGo Dump from Go Go Sentai Boukenger and Sei Shishi, the Lion mecha from Dairanger.
      • Even better, Gosei Ground's face has the same colors and scheme as Muteki Shogun's. (Does it make sense now why its intro Epic had Sasuke and Tsuruhime guest-starring, with a Kappa MOTW?)
    • If you squint a bit, Gosei Knight bears some resemblance to Biohunter Silva - red eyes, silver body, has a gun for a weapon...
    • The title for Epic 31: "Never Give Up Goseiger". For that matter, Goseiger references quite a few things from Gaoranger, such as a Blue Ranger whose shark-based mecha forms the right arm of the combined mecha, and similar villain arc structures.
    • Gosei Tiger resembles a cross between a halftrack and Guardian Beast Saber Tiger.
    • Gosei Ultimate resembles the OhBlockerRobo, and even mimics the crossed-swords salute.
    • And sealing the deal in Epic 50, Blajira's death scene is very similar to that of Juuzo.
  • Name's the Same: It may have escaped notice that there was an Arata[16] in Kamen Rider Kabuto, since he went by Kagami the whole time.
  • 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.)
  • Nice Hat: The Mecha Expansion Pack includes these; special mention goes to the Seaick Brothers for having a pirate's hat WITH EYEPATCH.
  • Non-Mammal Mammaries: The MotW from ep 9. [17] Crosses into Bizarre Sexual Dimorphism and Fetish Retardant.
  • No Social Skills: All Goseiger to some degree, especially the Skick.
  • 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.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: The series as a whole, having been sandwiched between the crazy awesome samurai show the year before it and the insanely cool pirate show the year afterwards. Of course, there are some reasons why Goseiger suffered on its own.
    • Adding insult to injury, Saban is apparently going straight from Shinkenger to Gokaiger to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Power Rangers franchise, skipping over Goseiger entirely.
  • 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)
  • Power Gives You Wings
  • Pre-Ass-Kicking 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
      • Zan-KT2 in Epic 34 has some similarities to Moguera.
    • There's some clear inspiration from 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.
  • Shout-Out Theme Naming: Each member of Warstar and the Yumaju is named after a different Sci Fi film or TV series. The Other Wiki can fill you out on those names.
    • More specifically, Warstar members seem to be named after space-based sci-fi films (Star Wars, Alien, etc.), and Yumaju seem to be named after more fantastic or horror-based movies (The Blob, The Host, etc.), members of Matrintis seem to be named after robot-based movies (Robocop, Metropolis, Short Circuit) and Burajira's monsters are named after fantasy film series (Lord of the Rings.)
    • Furthermore, the factions themselves are named after a different movie; Warstar is named after Star Wars, Yuumajuu is a reference to a movie called "Rise of the Gargoyles" (known as U.M.A. 2010 or "Yuu-ma Nisenjuu" in Japan), and Matrintis is named after The Matrix and the lost city of Atlantis
  • 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.
  • Snakes Are Evil: Averted with Gosei Snake. In fact, this must be the first time a pure snake, discounting remotely serpentine creatures, is brought into the series as one of the Rangers' theme.
    • Played straight with Tomarezu, the first lesser Yumaju to appear. He's got some insectoïd features, but his name directly refers to his snake nature.
  • 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 is "Makkuin no Zettai no Kiki" or "McQueen's Absolute Risk"; roughly akin to calling the movie "Steve McQueen in: The Blob").
  • 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 Trio: All three villain groups.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Implied with Alata and Dereputa
  • Theme Naming
    • The whole name roster of Warstar Army are references to various sci-fi works.
      • The "titles" of Warstar Monsters-of-the-week are plays on sci-fi work titles.
      • Their names, on the other hand, are Japanese pronounciations on anagrams of their respective insect species.
    • The Yūmajū take after the same formula, and added paranormal creatures/Cryptids to the list.
      • Speaking of Yūmajū, their naming formula is a bit different from Warstar; while their titles still are plays on fiction titles, their names now state their species directly. However, their names contain a single Kanji which is actually relevant and meaningful to the name bearer.
    • More specifically, Warstar names seem to deal with extraterrestrial sci-fi, Yūmajū names are based more on earth-based monster sci-fi, and Matrinitis names seem to be based on machine/robot-based sci-fi (with some non-Japanese characters thrown into the name for good measure).
      • Of course, Bladerun is a member of all three groups at one time or another. Due to the magic of there being too many alphabets and borrowing the arabic one at times too, he actually takes on a new name with the theme of whatever empire he's with - not just the "-of the x portion" - though the pronunciation remains the same. As a Yumaju, the first syllable becomes the kanji for warrior. As a Matrintis, the last becomes the English word 'run.'
  • 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 Sai[19] Headder. Landick Gosei Great's finishing move with it is a drill kick.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Moune and Eri.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Implied to be the case with Professor Amachi and his wife, although she is never seen.
  • Village Bicycle: Bladerun, from Warstar to Yumaju to Matrintis to Gedoushuu in the crossover movie, and finally comes full circle as a fallen Gosei Angel.
  • The Virus: Used by one Monster of the Week to turn children into geniuses, then into Biibis.
  • 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.

Notes

  1. Tensō means "heavenly cloth", while the name "Goseiger" is a portmanteau of goseija (planet guardian) and "ranger"
  2. ie. not counting the MMPR 2010 reversion
  3. Alata the bumbling leader and Moune the Cute Bruiser.
  4. Agri and Moune the strong and tough Gosei Angels.
  5. "Ibuki"/"Breath"
  6. "Megumi"; "Blessing" or "Sprout"
  7. "Ibuki"/"Breath"
  8. "Megumi"; "Blessing" or "Sprout"
  9. Kourin!
  10. It's a claw-like weapon that doesn't belong in any specific weapon trope though it has been shown to be used as a shield.
  11. Gun and Sword modes.
  12. Spectral Demonic Beasts
  13. That's Hyde's computer, searching for plasma emissions from Matrintis to locate Datas in Epic 42
  14. For example, Kingon's Kanji means "Muscle".
  15. The meanings are different though. "Gosei" in Dairanger means "(Of the) Five Stars/Five-Star". Goseiger's has the Kanji "Protect", "Star/Planet" and "Person"; roughly, "Those who protect the Planet" or "Planet Guardians".
  16. With the same katakana despite the obvious L-R substitution, hence read the same way in Japanese
  17. A queen bee, by the way.
  18. Which would be an inversion, since viruses are what killed off the aliens in that movie.
  19. Rhino
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