Trying to make a list of things we dont see anymore in super sentais

I am trying to make a list of all the things that disappeared in modern super sentais.

All sorts of things, vehicles,ideas,etc.

I know for example there have not been flying fortresses since liveman.

I dont see a lot of bikes or cars either:have they completely disappeared or do they come back sometimes?(in old shows, there were often a car and two bikes, the car having missiles for example).

Are there still guns that can switch to sword mode, each member of the team having a gun/sword?

The gentle robot: in the past there was often an episode featuring a gentle robot that ended sacrifying his life to save the team.

Human big bads: i was wondering if there are still big bads who have a human face, or if they are all monsters nowadays.

Braces: are they definitely done for?
 

kuroihikari

Member
I am trying to make a list of all the things that disappeared in modern super sentais.

All sorts of things, vehicles,ideas,etc.

I know for example there have not been flying fortresses since liveman.

I dont see a lot of bikes or cars either:have they completely disappeared or do they come back sometimes?(in old shows, there were often a car and two bikes, the car having missiles for example).

Are there still guns that can switch to sword mode, each member of the team having a gun/sword?

The gentle robot: in the past there was often an episode featuring a gentle robot that ended sacrifying his life to save the team.

Human big bads: i was wondering if there are still big bads who have a human face, or if they are all monsters nowadays.

Braces: are they definitely done for?

Dekaranger had a mobile fortress, but it didn't fly. It also had squad bikes and a squad car. Except for Ban and Tetsu, everyone had a gun that had a melee weapon mode.

Magiranger had brooms that were sorta like bikes. Their weapon switch gimmick for the male senshi were a magic wand turning into various weapons.

Boukenger's Boukensilver's SagaSniper turned into a spear.

Gekiranger's Gekiviolet's changer was a brace. The main villains for most of the series had human faces.

Goonger had none of those, except for a joke eye candy villain who looked human (ex porn star :D), but really wasn't.

Shinkenger had one human villain.

Goseiger had none of those.

Gokaiger's Gokaisilver has a trident that turns into a gun.

The gentle robot thing doesn't happen anymore. It's more like there's a robot who protects the team or a member of the team then becomes part of the team or a weapon. That's the dog in Dekaranger, Smokey the cat (though not a robot) in Magiranger, Zuban in Boukenger, Daigoyo in Shinkenger, and Datas and GoseiKnight in Goseiger.

On braces:
They're coming in next year's super sentai"
 

Tokuboy

Kuuguitar
Is Basco not a human villain?

He's more like Juzo: human form most of the time, but also has a kaijin form.

We also don't get bikes anymore in Sentai because Kamen Rider already has them - note that the teams mostly got bikes in years when Rider wasn't airing. Though if the promo stuff for Gobusters is any indication, then Red Buster's partner will be able to turn into a bike a la Denjin Zaboga :castlerock:
 

Aoi Kurenai

Mad Skillz
That involves a spoiler.

[hide]No, he's an alien and we get to see his real form in the Ohranger episode.[/hide]
 

Tokuboy

Kuuguitar
That involves a spoiler.

[hide]No, he's an alien and we get to see his real form in the Ohranger episode.[/hide]

Point taken :sweat:

Though, if you want to be technical about it, every Gokaiger save Gai is also an alien.

I admit that's one of the things I want to see: at least one Gokaiger having a Kaijin form; but this is Super Sentai so we can't have the heroes looking monstrous, do we?
 

areaseven

Live to Win
We don't ever see つづく (tsuzuku, or "to be continued") at the end of each episode anymore. Instead, we get this message to prepare for a sing-along after the commercial break.

Also, Gokaiger did away with eyecatches and in-between narrations. Does that mean they're gone for good?
 

Jacky392000

Active Member
you forgot non-henshin fights between the heroes and the foot soldiers. I really enjoy seeing the actors/actresses showing off some moves. :thumbs: I won't count Shinkenger and Gokaiger because they still depend on their ShinkenMaru, Gokai Gun and Gokai Saber.

EDIT: Go-onger had the Mantan Gun, which also had Rod Mode.
 
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Shougo B'Stard

Would like to change his avatar
i just remembered Magiranger had villains with human form too
Nai and Mea :sweat:

Bah! That doesn't count. Whenever an old-schooler like myself is whining about the lack of human/actor villains, we don't count the token idol or the one man renegade. We're thinking of...

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Sentai villain groups nowadays are the complete opposite of this -- one human, and the rest rubber villains.
 

areaseven

Live to Win
Other stuff not being used in Super Sentai anymore:

Perforated Helmets - Replaced by clear visors starting with Denshi Sentai Denjiman (1980)
Scarves - Discontinued after Dai Sentai Goggle-V (1982)
 

SamuraiEchidna

Active Member
Isn't Gokai Galleon kind of like a flying fortress? It combines into a giant robot, but it's also their usual hang out and base of operations. Or am I totally missing the point?
 
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