The Dairangers


The Dairangers

The Dairangers are a group of fictional characters who are the protagonists of the Super Sentai series, "Gosei Sentai Dairanger". They are practitioners of a form of martial arts that originated in China 8,000 years ago. They use Qi powers to fight the Gorma tribe. After their last battle the Dairangers separated and the last scene of the series showed them several years in the future, where their grandchildren followed their legacy and fight against the last remains of the Gorma tribe.

Dairangers

Ryou

nihongo|Ryou of the Heavenly Fire Star|"天火星" 亮|"Tenkasei" Ryō / nihongo|RyuuRanger|リュウレンジャー|Ryū Renjā|"Dragon Ranger": 23 years old. Son of Zhang Liao and a human woman. Was not aware of his Dai heritage until recently. Has a little sister, Youko. He wanted to be the best gyoza cook in Japan and worked in Yokohama Chinatown at Yokohama. He forcefully became a Dairanger after his encounter with and capture by Baron String, saved by his Mythical Qi Beast Ryuuseioh, and taken to Master Kaku. Deeply trusts his teammates. Specializes in Dragon Fist, which allows him to attack with fire and lightning. Because they are both of Dai heritage, Ryou and Lin can often be seen together, although they are not a couple.
* Dairen Rod: Naginata
* Dai Weapon: nihongo|Double Dragon Swords|双竜剣|Sōryūken
* Special attacks: nihongo|"Lightning Blaze Destruction"|稲妻炎上破|Inazuma Enjōha, nihongo|"Shooting Star Flash"|流星閃光|Ryūsei Senkō

Daigo

nihongo|Daigo of the Heavenly Phantom Star|"天幻星" 大五|"Tengensei" Daigo / nihongo|ShishiRanger|シシレンジャー|Shishi Renjā|"LionRanger": 24 years old. A most remarkable, gentle member of the team and arguably the most skilled fighter after Ryou. Had moments of great seriousness. He worked at a pet shop and had feelings for Kujaku. Scouted to be a Dairanger after Kaku's discovery of his Qi connection with Kujaku. Specialized in an ancient form of Karate and utilizes illusions in combat. His Mythical Qi Beast is Star-Shishi.
* Dairen Rod: Bladed Sasumata
* Dai Weapon: nihongo|Lion Staff|獅子棍棒|Shishi Konbō
* Special attacks: nihongo|"Mist Hiding"|霧隠れ|Kirigakure, nihongo|"Lion Fist Empty Innocence"|獅子拳無明無心|Shishiken Mumyō Mushin

houji

nihongo|Shouji of the Heavenly Gravity Star|"天重星" 将児|"Tenjūsei" Shōji / nihongo|TenmaRanger|テンマレンジャー|Tenma Renjā|"PegasusRanger": 20 years old. Dreamed of becoming a world boxing champion after reforming from a street gang past. He had a strong sense of fair play, and also competitiveness which he could only really apply with Kazu. Strong, balanced, playful and loving. Boss Kamikaze, of the 3 Gorma Idiots, sees him as his greatest rival. Specializes in Long Fist with the power to adjust gravity around and within, thus increase either strength or speed. His Mythical Qi Beast is Star-Tenma.
* Dairen Rod: Monk's Spade
* Dai Weapon: nihongo|Pegasus Nunchakus|テンマヌンチャク|Tenma Nunchaku
* Special attacks: nihongo|"Gravity Inversion Destruction"|重力逆転破|Jūryoku Gyakutenha, nihongo|"Pegasus Revolving Kicks"|天馬回転蹴り|Tenma Kaiten Keri

Kazu

nihongo|Kazu of the Heavenly Time Star|"天時星"知|"Tenjisei" Kazu / nihongo|QilinRanger|キリンレンジャー|Kirin Renjā|"QilinRanger": 19 years old. A stylish beautician who escaped his home at age 15 and came to Tokyo. He was a great dancer, as he had mastered the Drunken-style of Kung-Fu and has the ability to temporarily reverse time flow to prevent any mishaps from occurring. He had a tendency to go rushing into battle without thinking. Helps old lady who sheltered him when ran from home. His Mythical Qi Beast is Star-Qilin.
* Dairen Rod: Spear
* Dai Weapon: nihongo|Qilin 9-Part Whip|麒麟九節鞭|Kirin Ku-setsu Ben
* Special attacks: nihongo|"Time Reversal"|時間返し|Jikan Kaeshi, nihongo|"Headbutt Drop"|頭突き落とし|Zutsuki Otoshi, nihongo|"Qilin Bomb Punch"|麒麟爆弾パンチ|Kirin Bakudan Panchi

Lin

nihongo|Lin of the Heavenly Wind Star|"天風星"リン|"Tenpūsei" Rin / nihongo|HououRanger|ホウオウレンジャー|Hōō Renjā|"PhoenixRanger": 18 years old. Master Kaku's niece. Came to Japan to be a Dairanger (her cover is that she came as an exchange student from China). Only member capable of Qi control when not transformed. Hates living with Kou, as he tends to look up her skirt and touch her breasts, but later made friends with him. Once fell in love with Takamura Shouichirou, also known as Media Magician of the Gorma. Specializes in an Ancient form of Eagle Fist utilizing the power of wind. Her Mythical Qi Beast is Star-Houou.
* Dairen Rod: Bladed Monk's Cudgel
* Dai Weapon: nihongo|Phoenix Spear|ヤリホウオウ|Yari Hōō
* Special attacks: nihongo|"Straight Line Tornado"|一文字竜巻|Ichimonji Tatsumaki, nihongo|"Big Wheel Blade Whirlwind Slash"|大輪剣旋風斬り|Dairinken Senpū Kiri, nihongo|"Straight Line Press"|一文字プレス|Ichimonji Puresu

Kou

nihongo|Kou of the Howling New Star|"吼新星"コウ|"Hōshinsei" Kō / nihongo|KibaRanger|キバレンジャー|Kiba Renjā|"FangRanger": A 9-year old who pulled out Yufang's Byakkoshinken. A somewhat perverted boy, he often grabs Lin's breasts and looks up her skirt at times, and wishes to marry her. New to fighting, he is not particularly strong. The KibaChanger allows him to assume an adult-form as KibaRanger. He originally kept his identity as KibaRanger a secret, and the Byakkoshinken often spoke instead of Kou (who, of course, still sounded like a child in his Ranger form), but after the other Dairangers learned of his identity, he began to speak on his own and joined the team. Kou eventually learns he and Akomaru are twin brothers and are the sons of Shadam and a woman from the Dai Tribe. Because of this, Shadam tried to recruit Kou to the Gorma when the boy was old enough to be converted (according to Christian calendars, Kou and Akomaru's birthday falls on Christmas Eve), but his mother's baptism purified Kou of his Gorma linage. His Mythical Qi Beast is Won Tiger. Specializes in Sound-based attacks.
* Dai Weapon: nihongo|Byakkoshinken|白虎真剣|Byakkoshinken|"White-Tiger True-Sword", An enchanted talking saber Yufang placed within a stone until the one chosen to wield it arrives. That day occurred when Kou removed the weapon from its resting place. The sword offered to help Kou as KibaRanger, voice-overing for him upon his debut as KibaRanger and co-piloting Won Tiger. He could also control Kou's body while fighting as KibaRanger.
* Special attacks: nihongo|"Riot Echo"|乱れやまびこ|Midare Yamabiko, nihongo|"Fang Rush"|牙突進|Gatotsushin, nihongo|"White Tiger Flash"|白虎一閃|Byakko Issen

Arsenal

*: The two-piece transformation brace of the core Dairangers which also sparks their Qi. It is activated by extending a key from the right piece and inserting it into the left piece. The transformation call is nihongo|"Qi-Power Tenshin!, ["nihongo|Tenshin|転身|Tenshin" when literally translated means "Heaven Transform." This is actually a portmanteau of the Japanese words "nihongo|ten|転" which means "heaven" and "nihongo|henshin|変身" which means "transform". In English, this roughly translates into "Heavenform", a portmanteau of "heaven" and "transform."] Aura Changer"|気力転身! オーラチェンジャー|Kiryoku Tenshin Ōra Chenjā. The left piece can also be used as a communication device.
*: Kou's own transformation device. It has a golden key that is inserted into a brace similar to the Aura Changer's left piece. The transformation call is nihongo|"Qi-Power Heavenform! Kiba Changer"|気力転身! キバチェンジャー|Kiryoku Tenshin Kiba Chenjā.
*: A laser gun that is formed when the two sidearms are combined. It can be used to fire a laser rope so that the Dairangers can board their Mythical Qi Beasts.
** nihongo|Star Sword|スターソード|Sutā Sōdo: A longsword that becomes the barrel of the Daibuster. It is also used for the "Mythical Qi Beast Summon".
** nihongo|Star Cutter|スターカッター|Sutā Kattā: A dagger that becomes the grip of the Daibuster.
*: A red staff that each of the core Dairangers possess. Each Dairanger possesses an individual blade that can be attached to their Dairen Rod. They can also magically transform into other weapons; two swords for Ryuu, a staff for Shishi, nunchuckus for Tenma, a nine-part whip for Qilin, and a spear for Houou.
*: Seven pearls that contain the energy of the Mythical Qi Beasts. The first five, which Lin found in China, are used as ammunition in the Super Qi Power Bazooka. The two other Lai-Lai Jewels belong to Kou & Kameo (which is more like a crystal). To appease Daijinryuu's wrath, the Lai-Lai Jewels leave the Dairangers. Only 50 years later, the five primary jewels resurfaced on the new Dairangers' hands.
*: The first finishing technique used by the Dairangers. They gather their Qi power and fire it towards the enemy.
*: Circular bladed weapons given to the Dairangers by Grandmaster Yufang in episode 14. By using their Qi power, they are able to launch them from their palms. When used altogether, the Dairangers can perform the finishing technique "Dairinken Qi Power Shot".
*: The team's upgraded finisher, received in episode 30. A dragon themed bazooka given to the Dairangers by Grandmaster Yufang and empowered by the Dairangers (and Kameo's) Lai Lai Jewels.

Vehicles

*: Motorbikes themed after the Dairangers' individual Mythical Qi Beasts. They can sometimes have minds of their own.
** nihongo|Red Kiber 1|レッドキバー1|Reddo Kibā Wan: Ryou's motorbike.
** nihongo|Green Kiber 2|グリーンキバー2|Gurīn Kibā Tsū: Daigo's motorbike.
** nihongo|Blue Kiber 3|ブルーキバー3|Burū Kibā Surī: Shouji's motorbike.
** nihongo|Yellow Kiber 4|イエローキバー4|Ierō Kibā Fō: Kazu's motorbike.
** nihongo|Pink Kiber 5|ピンクキバー5|Pinku Kibā Faibu: Lin's motorbike.

* Kou, when he is Kibaranger, sometimes rides on his skateboard.

Mythical Qi Beasts

The nihongo|Mythical Qi Beasts|気伝獣|Kidenjū are ancient god-like animals that could be controlled by those of the Dai Tribe. nihongo|"Mythical Summoning! (name)!"|気伝招来!(気伝獣の名前)!|Kiden Shōrai! (Kidenjū no Namae)! is used to call on the Mythical Qi Beasts (although in "Super Sentai World", RyuuRanger was able to summon a fully combined Dairen'oh by himself) while holding the respective Lailai Jewels and Star Sword (Byakkoshinken in KibaRanger's case) to summon them.

*nihongo|Mythical Qi Beast Ryuuseioh|気伝獣龍星王|Kidenjū Ryūseiō|"Dragon Star King": Transforms into nihongo|Mythical Qi Warrior Ryuuseioh|気伝武人龍星王|Kiden Bujin Ryūseiō by the command nihongo|"Warrior Change"|武人変化|Bujin Henge. Can combine with the Heavenly Qi Palace to form Dairen'oh. Controls Fire and Lightning. He can breath streams of fire from his mouth called nihongo|"Big Blaze"|大火炎|Dai Kaen. From there, it can use the nihongo|Flying Dragon Rod|飛龍棍|Hiryū Kon to perform the "Windmill Kick", "Super Windmill", and then the nihongo|"Great Windmill Slice"|大風車斬り|Dai Fūsha Kiri attack. At first, Kaku had to use his qi energy to control Ryuuseioh, until Lin was transported to China to find the five Heavenly Treasure Lai-Lai Jewels and revived the other four Mythical Qi Beasts. RyuuRanger can control Ryuuseioh either by himself or with the other core Dairangers. Helped out in "Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai". It first appeared in episode 1. Elements of Sun Wukong (wields a staff, has a golden headband) were influences on Ryuuseioh's design.
*nihongo|Heavenly Qi Palace|天空気殿|Tenkū Kiden: Combination of four of the Mythical Qi Beasts, through the nihongo|"Four-Star Fusion!"|四星合体|Shisei Gattai. Ryuuseioh in Warrior mode can ride on it, and is capable of high-speed flight. Aside from riding on it, Ryuuseioh can fly off it through the air and perform the nihongo|"Heavenly Great Windmill"|天空大風車|Tenkū Dai Fūsha attack. Goes on top of Heavy Armor Qi Palace.
**nihongo|Mythical Qi Beast Star-Shishi|気伝獣星獅子|Kidenjū Sei Shishi|"Star-Lion": This lion can create mists to conceal itself and can create illusions. Its attack, nihongo|"Big Mirage"|大蜃気楼|Dai Shinkirō. Forms the frontal center of Heavenly Qi Palace, Dairen'oh's helmet, body armor, belt ornament, and arm armor, and Kibadaioh's back and shoulders.
**nihongo|Mythical Qi Beast Star-Tenma|気伝獣星天馬|Kidenjū Sei Tenma|"Star-Pegasus": This Pegasus can throw boulders at its enemies and control gravity. Its attack, nihongo|"Big Gravity"|大重力|Dai Jūryoku. Forms Heavenly Qi Palace's right side, right leg armor for Dairen'oh, and Kibadaioh's right leg.
**nihongo|Mythical Qi Beast Star-Qilin|気伝獣星麒麟|Kidenjū Sei Kirin|"Star-Qilin": This Qilin can shoot fireballs out of its mouth, and control time. Its attack, nihongo|"Big Time"|大時間|Dai Jikan. Forms Heavenly Qi Palace's left side, left leg armor for Dairen'oh, and Kibadaioh's left leg.
**nihongo|Mythical Qi Beast Star-Houou|気伝獣星鳳凰|Kidenjū Sei Hōō|"Star-Phoenix": This Fenghuang can fire laser blasts and generate whirlwinds. Its attack, nihongo|"Big Whirlwind"|大旋風|Dai Senpū. Forms the rear of Heavenly Qi Palace, a belt for Dairen'oh and the tip of the DaiJavelin, and Kibadaioh's weapon.
*nihongo|Dairen'oh|大連王|Dairen'ō|"Great Union King": Combination of Ryuuseioh and the Heavenly Qi Palace by the command of nihongo|"Five-Star Fusion"|五星合体|Gosei Gattai. It is armed with the nihongo|Dai Javelin|ダイジャベリン|Dai Jaberin, and the nihongo|Daioh Sword|大王剣|Daiōken, with which it performs its finisher, the nihongo|"Raging Hurricane Waves"|疾風怒濤|Shippū Dotō|"Sturm und Drang" (Storm and Stress) attack. Another attack is the nihongo|"Qi Kung Shot"|気功弾|Kikōdan. Dairen'oh's power helped to power up GaoKing in "Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai". First appears in episode 8.
*nihongo|Mythical Qi Beast Won Tiger|気伝獣ウォンタイガー|Kidenjū Won Taigā: Transforms into nihongo|Mythical Qi Warrior Won Tiger|気伝武人ウォンタイガー|Kiden Bujin Won Taigā. It is armed with 7 Legendary Qi Treasure Pearls in its cockpit which correlate to both the seven days of the Japanese week, as well as to the Japanese elements; Moon (equivalent for Monday), Fire (Tuesday), Water (Wednesday), Wood (Thursday), Metal (Friday), Earth (Saturday), and Sun (Sunday). Won Tiger was revived by the combined powers of Kaku along with the five Dairangers for Kibaranger. It is also armed with the nihongo|Golden Sword|黄金剣|Ōgonken and mimics Kibaranger's attacks to fight off Gorma monsters. Won Tiger can combine with the Heavenly Qi Palace to form nihongo|KibaDaioh|牙大王|KibaDaiō|"Fang Great King" from the command of nihongo|"New Star Fusion!"|新星合体!|Shinsei Gattai!. Some of its attacks include nihongo|"Great Qi Power Punch"|大気力パンチ|Dai Kiryoku Panchi and the nihongo|"Smash to Atoms"|木端微塵|Koppamijin attack, which is performed by shooting Star Houou at the enemy like a missile. KibaDiaoh is much stronger then Dairen'oh. Forms the head, arms, and body of Kibadaioh. Goes inside Heavy Armor Qi Palace.
*nihongo|Super Mythical Qi Beast Daimugen|超気伝獣ダイムゲン|Chō Kidenjū Daimugen|"Great Infinity": A giant tortoise who turned into Kameo to escape the fighting between the Dai & Gorma tribes. However, he resumed his true form in present time his new friend Kazu was in danger from the Gorma Four Deva Kings. Since then, Daimugen appears only when the Dairanger need his aid, changing into nihongo|Super Mythical Qi Warrior Daimugen|超気伝武人ダイムゲン|Chō Kiden Bujin Daimugen to re-energize Ryuuseioh. Eventually, Daimugen's fear of fighting was revealed to be the result of his 1st encounter with Daijinryuu long ago. But he managed to overcome his phoiba to protect Ryuuseioh from Daijinryuu.
*nihongo|Heavy Armor Qi Palace|重甲気殿|Jūkō Kiden: The most powerful Dairanger weapon of all, it is the combination of all the Mythical Qi Beasts by the command nihongo|"Seven-Star Fusion"|七星合体|Shichisei Gattai. It kills Gorma monsters with its nihongo|"Great Death Crush"|大圧殺|Dai Assatsu attack, where Ryuuseioh spins his staff like a propeller to raise the Heavy Armor Qi Palace into the air, which is then brought down on the enemy.

Daijinryuu

nihongo|Daijinryuu|大神龍|Daijinryū|"Great God Dragon": An colossal entity who preserves the natural balance of the world. He appears whenever battles like the ones between the Dairangers and the Gorma have gone too far. Daijinryuu has no contempt for either side, but has no tolerance for whoever threatens to disrupt the natural order of things. Daijinryuu normally arrived to the world in nihongo|Rising Dragon Mode|昇竜モード|Shōryū Mōdo, only to transform into the bipedal nihongo|Dragon God Mode|竜神モード|Ryūjin Mōdo, with his feet as big as Daimugen's shell. He's also capable of firing lightning bolts with immense destructive power. The only times he has appeared is when the Dairangers dealt with Great Famous Pachinko Player and Ikazuchi. With Great Famous Pachinko Player, Daijinryuu crushed the monster to under his feat, but then turned and disassembled Dairen'oh with a lightening bolt. He then attempted to crush Ryuuseioh (the only Mythical Qi Beast left standing). Ryuuseioh was saved by Daimugen, who hid Ryuuseioh inside his shell, but was nearly crushed by Daijinryuu. When the Dairangers dealt with Ikazuchi, Daijinryuu seemingly put many civilians in Tokyo under a spell, which made them bow to Daijinryuu and then fall off buildings, before Jiaxu counter-acted the spell. Daijinryuu make his final appearance to destroy the Gorma Palace, seeing that Shadam and Gorma were the cause of all the trouble. To calm him down, the Lailai Jewels and the Great Earth Shaking Jewel scattered to the four winds on their own will.

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