Super Sentai Teams That Fought With Their Weapons Out Of Suit

Looking back at the glorious fighting out of suit scenes in Super Sentai and in extension Power Rangers, Kamen Rider, Metal Hero and Other Heroes for the past couple of years (but screw you ToQGer and Ninninger for not doing that), some Super Sentai groups went from the traditional "beating mooks out of suit and just your fists and kicks" to actually drawing weapons. I still felt like, "WTF!" at times but again, the theme may have called for it. Question is where did they even store it? I even wanted to question where do they keep their weapons when they're not fighting in suit?


Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger

Unlike its predecessors, Zyuranger was based on warrior tribes' lineage. That theme that would get repeated over and over again in several other series. Some did it better, others didn't but you can't deny how the Zyurangers went from traditional fighting unarmed against foot soldiers (and at times monsters) unmorphed but also that they really fought with weapons out of suit. Granted the Zyurangers were warrior tribes so I guess that's why a lot of their fight scenes out of suit involved using their legendary weapons which powered up every time they morphed. Mighty Morphin' and Abaranger didn't do this one and instead relied on fighting unarmed while unmorphed as part of their list of do it yourself fight scenes.


Ninja Sentai Kakuranger

Like the Zyurangers, they also fought with their ninjatos out of suit. It's obvious that being a ninja Super Sentai, it really requires that part of the deal. A lot of their ninja fights really put Ninninger to shame.

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Seijuu Sentai Gingaman

Granted that like the Zyurangers they were from warrior tribes so they end up fighting with their Starbeast Swords outside of suit. Though there were also a couple of times these guys just preferred to beat mooks without weapons. Lost Galaxy also also had done their own rangers fighting with weapons but out of suit as well.


Ninpuu Sentai Hurricanger

Like Kakuranger before them, they also fought with their weapons out of suit due to them being both ninja themes. I guess Liveman's out of suit fisticuffs worked better due to the differences of themes. Although in Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai, we've seen Yuusuke draw out his Falcon Blade out of suit to train Gaku Washio - something I felt should've been by Gaku Hoshikawa/Five Red. Considering this was the post-Timeranger era so ninja fight scenes with their weapons here aren't as good as the Kakurangers.


Tokosou Sentai Dekaranger

Granted that this is a Rescue Police Super Sentai, there were really moments that they fought with guns out of suit. Though I personally enjoy their unmorphed fight scenes the most. Then again, what's a group of cops if they didn't have their guns and weapons with them?


Juken Sentai Gekiranger

Although the Gekirangers focused more on fighting unarmed while unmorphed against mooks for their out of suit scenes but you can't deny the weapons are still used out of suit at times. A lot of the training scenes happen with them out of suit. Though not as great as Maskman or Dairanger but this show still deserves the most credit for action scenes, post-Timeranger.


Samurai Sentai Shinkenger

Well duh, it's a samurai sentai so what's a samurai without his katana? I'll admit that even if these guys aren't exactly the best around but they still pulled out some impressive out of suit stunts. Like the ninjas before them, it's already expected plus the fact they're from a lineage of samurai warrior tribes it's just more appropriate to have them fight with their weapons out of suit like the Gingamen and Zyurangers. Not really the best sword fights like in the past but still deserves points for effort.


Tensou Sentai Goseiger

I'm not a fan of the series but there were some scenes these cute characters show they can fight with weapons. Alata managed to draw his sword out of suit to fight off Dereputa. Not as impressive as their predecessors though.


Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger

Considering these guys are pirates so what's them without fighting with weapons out of suit? They get to use their Gokai Sabers and Gokai Pistols out of suit before they start using their suits. I guess it's all about adding more flavor to the pirate theme.


Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters

They also fought with their arsenal even before they morphed. Due to the spy/military motif that these guys carry so it's only fair to give them that in their out of suit fight scenes. It wouldn't make sense not to do it in this show.


Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger

Before ToQGer and Ninninger came with relying too much on stuntmen, Kyoryuger has a lot of impressive action scenes. There were times they did fight with their weapons out of suit before they morphed.

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  1. Can we also point out that Maskman was the first out of suit team to use hand weapons?

    In the three out of five, Akira, Haruka and Kenta did use weapons minus suits.
    Although his weapons where tonfas, he always did the twin swords and sometimes broadswords. Though it was not official as her weapon was a top, but before the Kirin Ranger. Haruka always swung the iron lash. And Kenta did uses a pole here and there showing off his Bojutsu skills.

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    1. Although unlike the Zyurangers, the Maskmen didn't use their signature weapons out of suit compared to the ones above.

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