**Updated 9/27/13 with Kyoryu Violet and Kyoryu Silver**
These are the heroes of the Super Sentai series for 2013, Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger (獣電戦隊キョウリュウジャー). It's a pretty fun and exciting series so far. I've decided to update and change their roll calls slightly. Though I'm not exactly a fan of "brave" being used in place of "hero", I'll use it.
"You'll be surprised when you hear!"
"The Fanged Brave! Kyoryu Red!"
"The Bullet Brave! Kyoryu Black!"
"The Armored Brave! Kyoryu Blue!"
"The Slashing Brave! Kyoryu Green!"
"The Horned Brave! Kyoryu Pink!"
"The Thundering Brave! Kyoryu Gold! Has arrived!"
"The strongest braves in history! Zyuden Sentai! Kyoruger!"
"The wrath of the heavens shall cut down evil!"
"It's gonna get wild! Just try to stop us!"
"The Steel Brave! Kyoryu Cyan!"
"The Clashing Brave! Kyoryu Gray!"
"The Nautical Brave! Kyoryu Violet!"
*I do not yet know Kyoryu Silver's roll call. Please do not tell me what you think, read, or heard it will be. I will edit accordingly after he appears*
As I'm sure everyone knows by now, there is no yellow this year. There hasn't been a yellow senshi since Changeman. And yes, if Saban adapted this series, it would be the first Power Rangers without a yellow ranger. It's a change. I'm not the biggest fan of the change, but I'll get used to it.
As for the rest of the designs. The helmets were a pain to pixel on this scale. Each helmet has a white outline and then some yellow accent for the rest of the mouth or teeth. That was very problematic, but I'm happy enough with how they came out. I do think the negative space with the visor surrounding the faceplate is very weird though. The teeth on red and green were difficult to get to look decent.
The scales on the arms are interesting. I think it's funny that we get pants for the last four years in the design, now we have sleeves. The sash going across the chests is kinda cool. I didn't like it at first, but I like the cleverness of it now. The sash is actually the team's symbol, being a dinosaur's head with teeth. Also, ever notice how asymmetrical sashes in Sentai designs always go from the left shoulder to the right waist? Odd. The symbols in the first 'tooth' are representative of each rangers' dinosaur.
What would be the yellowish amber color on the Spirit Rangers becomes a faded gold. Cyan is also a heavier fella, so his body is the same base I used for other larger Sentai members like Yellow Owl from Jetman and Kiranger from Goranger. Kinda funny that both the other heavier members are the yellows of their teams, and Kyoryuger has no yellow. Gray is a nice addition to the color palette as well. I am excited to see future additional Kyoryugers though, that's awesome.
Kyoryu Gold is the more standard "sixth ranger", despite Cyan showing up before him in the series. He's a samurai that's been sealed away in Dogold's armor for a few centuries. I like the slight changes to his suit, and love his helmet. And I like that the dark blue color isn't over used like with other Sentai golds.
Kyoryu Violet is cool. I like the idea of her title being handed down from her grandfather to her more than I actually like her.
And Kyoryu Silver looks to be cool. I'm really hoping he's a new character and not Daigo's Dad.
Deathryuger/D has cool armored pieces, but I'm not too big a fan of the use of red. Nor do I like the pieces that are the same yellowish amber color as the core five despite there being a bunch of gold on his suit.
And I made Torin because I really wanted something fun and challenging. I'm incredibly happy with how he turned out.
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