Shochi Sentai Variranger(Action Squadron Variranger) is the name of the 40th Super Sentai season, and it marks the 40th Anniversary of the Super Sentai franchise. The motif is unknown, but what is known that this team can use the power of all fictional pop-culture action heroes, even other than Super Sentai.
Josh Holo and the previous 39 Super Sentai teams, came from our dimension to another one, to help its denizens defend themselves from one of the Damus Segments, the Satanic Army Abiguar. When things get harder, a whole bunch of fictional heroes, led by Autobots Optimus Prime, Jazz, Prowl, Bumblebee, and Ironhide, aid Josh Holo and the Sentai teams against Abiguar. The fleet sure was overwhelming, but with all of their power, they were able to take down the Abiguar army. But, it came with a price: all of the action heroes, except Josh and AkaRanger<leader of the Goranger>, all lost their lives and turned into Herogurines(any dead Super Sentai team will have Ranger Keys scattered). So, Josh and AkaRanger selected five extraordinary civilians of this dimension to train them for in case one or more of the Damus Segments return. When two Damus Segments, Satanic Army Abiguar and their rival: the Shadow Realm Utaros, come to our dimension to conquer it, Josh Holo and the AkaRanger FINALLY turned their five students into: Variranger. They use the Herogurines to transform into various action heroes, and wield their power against evil!
Shochanner-morphing device. Depending on what Herogurine they use, they also use these ultimate powers to do certain things, like summoning the VariLiner. They also use the Shochanners to take forms of action heroes by the corresponding Herogurines. All Shochanners can hold up to 4 Herogurines.
Herogurines-magical devices that are all left of the fallen heroes. They are mini action figures that go from a little box that pops open into a character. Their belt buckles can only hold up to 4 Herogurines.
VariGuns/VariRods-sidearms of the Varirangers. If they like, they can plug in any Herogurine for more power.
VariBuster-all five sidearms of the Varirangers combine into this weapon. To launch the final attack, five or less Herogurines that correspond to a certain franchise have to be plugged in, then to pull the trigger.
Josh Holo-a brave man armed with magic and a rifle. He is the Variranger's father figure and trainer. Along with Aka Ranger, he miracously survived the Great War against Abiguar.
Aka Ranger-leader of the very first Super Sentai team: Himitsu Sentai Goranger! He is also a trainer to the Varirangers, and Josh's subordinate.
Fergie-a cat-like alien who is the team's maid and cook. She is a little shy sometimes.
Heap O'Calorie-a recruited cop from Chicago with a serious weight problem according to his hunger issues, he also enjoys stealing fruits from an outdoor grocery market nor fruit stand. just determine this is another parody of Andy Devine in this series franchise.
Satanic Army Abiguar
The Satanic Army Abiguar is an unholy organization run by both demos and aliens who sought out to rule our world. While chasing the Variranger through dimension through dimension, they recruit fictional villains to become their monsters. Utaros did the same thing as well.
DaeJa-leader of Abiguar, the main antagonist of the season, and one of Satan's most trusted servants. The main reason why Abiguar chose to conquer our dimension because he heard that his master is sealed by Josh Holo, and seeks revenge on him. At first, we see him as an amulet that talks.
Luana-an alien child who works for DaeJa. She may be like a 9-year-old girl, but she couldn't be taken lightly. She constantly wears the DaeJa amulet around her. She is the second-in-command of Abiguar.
Beeper-Luana's bodyguard who is a dim-witted robot.
Dazogs-foot soldiers of Abiguar. They reassemble red/green gremlins. Utaros has those foot soldiers as well.
Gorgayles-flying gunnerships that the Dazogs pilot, only those who are members of Abiguar. These reassemble gargoyles.
Shadow Realm Utaros
Shadow Realm Utaros is an evil empire who are rivals with Abiguar, mostly due to the fact that they acquired the Dazog army without their approval. Just like Abiguar, they can give fictional villains power to become their monsters.
Trizun-leader of Utaros, and is a master swordsman. He is Mereda's twin brother.
Mereda-commander of Utaros, and is an expert sorceress. She is Trizun's twin sister.
Dazogs-foot soldiers of Utaros. They reassemble red/green gremlins. Abiguar, the original owners, had these foot soldiers as well.
Manticycles-motorcycles that the Dazogs ride on, only those who are members of Utaros. These reassemble manticores.
VariLiner: the Variranger's base of operations, as well as the bullet train that can travel through other worlds. To summon it for a giant-villain battle, the Varirangers use Transformers' ultimate power to call it for battle.
- VariFlyers: what all five of the VariLiner cars transform into, by using Gatchaman's ultimate power to do so. Perfect for aerial battles.
- VariMajin: what the VariLiner turns into, using Mobile Suit Gundam's power to do so. The red car ecomes the head, chest, and torso, the blue car becomes the left leg, the green car becomes the right arm, the yellow car becomes the right leg, and the pink and white car becomes the left arm.
GadgetGyro: a helicopter that Penny and Brain pilot. When the Varirangers use Inspector Gadget's ultimate power, it combines.
- GadgetVariMajin(combo of VariMajin and GadgetGyro)
Pikachu: a Pokemon that usually fights as a Super Smash Bros. character. Armed with mushrooms and Pokeballs. when the Varirangers use Nintendo's ultimate power, the Pokemon combines with this mecha.
- NintenVariMajin(combo of VariMajin and Pikachu)
GiantCyclone: a giant sports bike modeled after Kamen Rider Ichigo's Cyclone cycle. When the Varirangers use Kamen Rider's ultimate power, the VariMajin hops on the GiantCyclone to not only ride it, but become another robo.
- RiderVariMajin(1st combo of VariMajin and GiantCyclone)*It's first seen in Variranger! Eigem! Toei Hero Cross: The Movie!
- UltraVariMajin(2nd combo of VariMajin and GiantCyclone)*While in RiderVariMajin, the Varirangers use Ultraman's ultimate power to activate that combo.
MOVIES AND TEAMUPS:
- Variranger! Eigem! Toei Hero Cross: The Movie!
- Variranger vs Royanger: Super Sentai Mega Crisis!
- Variranger: The Keymaster and the Hearts of the Worlds!
Variranger: VariRed, VariGreen, VariPink, VariBlue, VariYellow
Transformers(G1 only): Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Prowl, Jazz, Ironhide
Power Rangers(MMPR only): Red Ranger, Black Ranger, Pink Ranger, Blue Ranger, Yellow Ranger
Marvel: Spider-Man, Iron Man, Elektra, Captain America, Wolverine
Gatchaman: Ken, Ryū, Jinpei, Jun, Jō
Mobile Suit Gundam: Mobile Suit Gundam
Inspector Gadget: Inspector Gadget
Nintendo: Mario, Luigi, Samus, Link, Kirby, Captain Falcon
Thundercats: Lion-O, Cheetara, Tygra, Panthro
Kamen Rider(1971 only): Kamen Rider Ichigo, Kamen Rider Nigo
Star Wars: Luke Skywalker
Chaotic: Maxxor, Intress, Tangath Toborn
Yin Yang Yo!: Yin, Yang
Pucca: Pucca, Garu
T.U.F.F. Puppy: Dudley Puppy, Kitty Katswell
Beast King GoLion: GoLion
Naruto: Naruto, Neji, Sakura, Shikamaru, Choji
Masters of the Universe: He-Man, Mekaneck, Teela, Stratos, Ram-Man, Flipshot
Atomic Betty: Atomic Betty
Super Sentai(Goranger only): Aka Ranger, Mido Ranger, Momo Ranger, Ao Ranger, Ki Ranger
Dragon Ball Z: Goku, Trunks, Vegeta
Avatar: The Last Airbender: Aang
Sonic the Hedgehog: Sonic, Tails, Amy Rose, Knuckles
Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!: Chiro, Otto, Nova, Sprx-77, Gibson
Kingdom Hearts: Sora
G.I. Joe: Duke, Scarlett, Snake Eyes
Captain Planet: Captain Planet
DC: Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Batman, Flash, Jonah Hex, Martian Manhunter, Grifter (former WildC.A.T.S)
Harry Potter: Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley, Heromine Granger
Peter Pan: Peter Pan
Ghostbusters: Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore
Sailor Moon: Sailor Moon
Captain Flamingo: Captain Flamingo
Space Ghost: Space Ghost
Battletoads: Rash, Pimple, Zitz
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Donatello, Ralphael
Fist of the North Star: Kenshiro
Megaman: Megaman, Zero, Bass
Chouseishin Gransazer: Sazer-Tarious, Sazer-Mithras, Sazer-Lion
Hero: 108: Lin Chung, Jumpy Ghostface, Mystique Sonya, Mighty Ray
Kaiketsu Lion-Maru: Lion-Maru
Pretty Cure: Cure Black, Cure White
The Mask: The Mask
The World Ends With You: Neku
Mazinger Z: Mazinger Z
Powerpuff Girls: Blossom, Bubbles, Buttercup
Prince Valiant: Prince Valiant
Sketchers heroes: Z-Strap, Kewl Breeze, Elastika
Akumaizer 3: Xavitan, Evil, Gabara
Space Sheriff Gavan: Gavan
Silverhawks: Quicksilver, Copper Kidd, Steelheart, Colonel Bluegrass, Steelwill
Inhumanoids: Herc Armstrong, Derek Bright, Sandra Shore, Sabre Jet, Auger
Gekko Kamen: Gekko Kamen
Tron: Kevin Flynn
Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot: Big Guy, Rusty
Adventure Time: Finn, Jake
Astro Boy: Astro Boy
Ultraforce: Contrary, Pixx, Amber Hunt, Black Knight, Hardcase
GeGeGe no Kitaro: Kitaro
Danny Phantom: Danny Phantom
Kung-Fu Panda: Po
The Toxic Avenger: Toxic Avenger
Deltora Quest: Lief
Bionicle: Tahu, Onua, Gali, Lewa, Pohatu
Cyborg 009: Joe Shimamaru, Chang Changku, Françoise Arnoul, Jet Link, Geromino Jr.
Mighty Mouse: Mighty Mouse
Biker Mice From Mars: Throttle, Vinnie, Modo
Halo: Master Chief
Banjo-Kazooie: Banjo and Kazooie
Earthworm Jim: Earthworm Jim
The Tick: Tick, Arthur
Arcana Studios: Simon (aka El Arsenal), Kade
Samuri Showdown: Haohmaru
Deathfist Ninja G-Kaiser: Deathfist Ninja G-Kaiser
Zorro: Generation Z: Scarlett Whip
Darkwing Duck: Darkwing Duck
Star Musketeer Bismark: Richard Lancelot<aka Saber Rider>, Bismarck
Pirates of Dark Waters: Ren, Ioz, Tula
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Dragonborn
Wild West C.O.W.- Boys Of Moo Mesa: Marshall Moo Montana, The Dakota Dude,The Cowlorado Kid
Huntik: Secrets & Seekers: Caliban, Baselaird, Sabriel, Kilthane, Breaker, Overlos
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Star Platinum, Silver Chariot
Legend of the Dragon: Ang Jouyen
Redakai: Conquer the Kairu: Metanoid, Harrier
Swat Kats The Radical Squadron: T-Bone, Razor
El Chapulin Colorado: El Chapulin Colorado
Ratchet & Clank Future: Ratchet, Clank, Talwyn Apogee, Cronk, Zephyr
Defenders of the Earth: Mandrake the Magician
Cosmic Quantum Ray: Robbie Shipton, Ray
Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light: Leoric, Ectar, Feryl, Cryotek, Witterquick, Arzon, Galadria
Bravestarr: Marshall Bravestarr
Skeleton Warriors: Prince Lightstar, Talyn, Grimskull, Ursak the Guardian
Tekkaman: The Space Knight: Tekkaman
Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y. P. D.: Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y. P. D.
Generator Rex: Generator Rex
Image Comics: Savage Dragon, Spawn, Witchblade, The Darkness, Super Patriot
Galtar and the Golden Lance: Galtar
Roswell Conspiracies: Aliens, Myth & Legends: Sh'lainn Blaze
The Black Cauldron: Taran
M. D. Geist: M. D. Geist
WildC.A.T.S.: Spartan, Zealot, Warblade
Conan the Barbarian: Conan the Barbarian
Legend of Himiko: Imari
The Brown Hornet: The Brown Hornet
C.O.P.S.: Bulletproof, LongArm, Mainframe, Highway, Bullseye, Sundown
Tokyo Mew Mew: Ichigo Momomiya
Starcom: The US Space Force: Colonel Paul “Crowbar” Corbin
Adventures of Galaxy Rangers: Zachary Fox, Gooseman, Niko, Walter Hatford
Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors: Jayce
Splatterhouse: Mutant Rick
God of War: Kratos
Capcom: Guile, Chun-Li, Guy, Mike Haggar, Ryu, Maki, Nathan Spencer, Carlos Miyamoto
Black Lightning: Dmitriy Maykov/Black Lightning
Legend of the Hawaiian Slammers: Sun Slammer
Super Inggo and the Super Group: Super Inggo
Grim Ghost: Grim Ghost
Judge Dredd: Judge Dredd
Drake of the 99 Dragons: Drake of the 99 Dragons
Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Mami Tomoe, Homura Akemi
Jaka Sembung<aka The Warrior from Rapi Films>: Jaka Sembung
Captain Warsaw, Elementa, Arrowhead, Probe, Nitrogeneticka, and Lord Axenmorth-members of The Light Force and good friends of Josh Holo who helped him survive the Great War against Abiguar with Josh's confidence as they miracously defeated the War ages ago.
OPENING AND CLOSING THEMES:
Japanese Opening Theme: "Shochi Sentai Variranger!" by Project.R (???)
Japanese Closing Theme: "Fight As One!" by Project.R (???) duets High & Mighty Color