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- "TenmaRanger! Heavenly Gravity Star, Shoji!"
- ―TenmaRanger's roll call[src]
Shoji of the Heavenly Gravity Star ("天重星" 将児 "Tenjūsei" Shōji) is TenmaRanger (テンマレンジャー Tenma Renjā, Pegasus Ranger) of the Dairangers. He is 20 years old (39 years old in the final episode of Gokaiger) and specializes in the Long Fist.
Shoji was nineteen years old when he became a Dairanger. His greatest dream in life was to become a world boxing champion. He is very playful and comical, but he also has a very strong sense of fair play. He could only apply his competitiveness to Kazu because the others weren't interested in such. He wears his emotions on his sleeves and is never afraid to fight.
In Episode 7, he was indeed frightened by Ryou's father when he overpowered three of his teammates and when Kaku asked him to look after Ryou, he did so. As a true friend, he was determined to protect him. Shoji's personal opponents were The Three Stupid Gohma, who loved to play games and he taught them by example to put the urge to concentrate on their moral fiber above the need to cheat to win.
He would have frivolous crushes on women, but never on Lin, perhaps because he regarded her as more of a sister than anything. In episodes 3 and 4, he was the first to come face to face with homicidal and maniacal dolls. When no one believed him, Daigo did. In Episode 11, he had to rescue a girl who he had a terrible crush on and managed to turn a magnet-Gorma's own power against it. In Episode 32, he was trapped inside a birdcage-Gorma with a little girl he was trying to save. He managed to get out by catching a ride with it's Familiar, a huge vulture-like bird. It was in Episode 40 wherein his influence on the Three Stupid Gorma first became too strong to be denied. Because of him, they placed honor before defeating him and may have died permanently.
Super Sentai World
Toei Hero Daishugō
The Kakurangers and Dairangers standing alongside each other on the other side.
Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai
Years later, Shoji fought alongside not only his own team, but every single Sentai ranger in existence, against the Empire of Zangyack when it attacked the Earth in the Great Legend War. After fighting against hundreds of Gormin and their Zgormin commanders. Kaijou noticed the fleet moving towards them, he gathered all the Rangers together and gave them the order to sacrifice their powers to wipe out the first invasion's armada. The Tenma Ranger powers are later utilized by Joe Gibken via the Ranger Keys.
Farewell Space Pirates
After the Gokaigers finally defeated the Zangyack, he appeared alongside his friend Kazu/KirinRanger during the ending of Gokaiger where he gets his Ranger key back.
Super Hero Taisen
Shoji, alongside his team (bar KibaRanger), among the majority of the Super Sentai heroes, was caught up in the "Super Hero Taisen" incident which eventually resulted in the Super Sentai teams and Kamen Riders joining forces to defeat both Dai-Zangyack and Dai-Shocker. During the final battle, he is seen fighting Zatsurig and Doukoku Chimatsuri.
Zyuohger vs. Ninninger
TenmaRanger appeared with his team among the first 38 Super Sentai whom collectively empowered Wild Tousai Shuriken King in its fight against the titanic Gillmarda, granting the Ninningers and Zyuohgers the power to perform the Zyuoh Ninnin Super Sentai Burst which destroyed Gillmarda with the combined power of all 40 Super Sentai.
Chou Super Hero Taisen
An iteration of TenmaRanger fought as part of his five-man team in the Chou Super Hero Taisen tournament of the Game World, competing for the title of Kamen Sentai Gorider, with TenmaRanger as candidate for Aorider. However, the Dairangers were beaten in the first round by Team Ex-Aid, with TenmaRanger being defeated by Beet Buster.
The six Dairangers appeared with the now five official Sentai, transforming into their Ludicrous Power which combined with the others to form the Ludicrous Cannon Bazooka, which the Akibarangers used to destroy Kameari Alpaca.
Video game appearances
- Shoji of the Heavenly Gravity Star/TenmaRanger: to be added
Super Sentai Battle Base
TenmaRanger is among the vast pantheon of Rangers which are available in the mobile game Super Sentai Battle Base.
Super Sentai Legend Wars
TenmaRanger appears with his team among all Sentai in the mobile game Super Sentai Legend Wars.
As TenmaRanger, Shoji uses a variation of Long Fist called Pegasus-Fist which enables him to control gravity, allowing him to levitate and move objects and opponents in a manner similar to telekinesis as well as to increase his own speed and agility.
Mythical Chi Beast
- Aura Changer
- Dairen Rod
- Monk's Spade
- Pegasus Nunchakus
- Heavenly Treasure Lai-Lai Jewels
- Great Wheel Blade
- Blue Kiber 3
- Kiryoku (気力): A basic attack possessed by all six Dairangers where they project a wave of force from their hands.
- Heavenly Gravity Star Inversion Wave (天重星:重力逆転波 Tenjūsei: Jūryoku Gyakutenha): Shoji's signature attack. Using his Kiryoku, Shoji projects a wave of gravitational energy, allowing him to levitate opponents into the air or anchor them to the ground.
- Heavenly Gravity Star Revolving Kicks (天重星:回転蹴り Tenjūsei: Kaitengeri): A series of high speed spinning kicks delivered against an opponent.
- Heavenly Gravity Star Pegasus Revolving Kick (天重星:天馬回転蹴り Tenjūsei: Tenma Kaitengeri): A flying corkscrew dropkick.
The TenmaRanger Ranger Key (テンマレンジャーレンジャーキー Tenma Renjā Renjā Kī) is Shoji's personal Ranger Key and what became of his powers after he along with the rest of the 34 Super Sentai sacrificed their powers to end the Great Legend War.
This key along with the majority of the Ranger Keys were collected by the Red Pirates and later used by the Gokaigers. The TenmaRanger Ranger Key was mainly used by Joe Gibken (Gokai Blue), who used it to fight as TenmaRanger.
- When the Gokaigers became the Dairangers while fighting against Gormin while Marvelous was absent.
- When the Gokaigers became the Dairangers while fighting Action Commander Stargul.
- When the Gokaigers became the Dairangers in their fight with Action Commander Zakyura.
- When the Gokaigers became the Dairangers while fighting against Basco after Marvelous was incapacitated.
- As part of a bombardment of changes in the final battle with Emperor Ackdos Gill.
The Dairanger keys, along with all the Ranger Keys of the first 33 Super Sentai, were briefly taken by the Black Cross King and turned into Ranger puppets that were fought by the Gokaigers and the Goseigers. Splitting up, the puppet TenmaRanger was defeated as part of a group of surviving Blue warrior keys by Gokai Blue and Super Gosei Blue.
After Zangyack were finally defeated, the Gokaigers gave the Ranger Keys back to their rightful owners. Shoji received his key back, allowing him to become TenmaRanger once more.
Multiple copies of Tenmaranger were created by Copy Empress using photos she took of the Dairangers. The first was a human clone created during a day at the pool; while a second was created alongside the first in order to double-team the respective Dairanger. A third was created in a team meant to face KirinRanger before he destroys all the clones with his RodArrow.
Behind the scenes
In the original concept of Dairanger titled Chuuka Sentai Chinaman, TenmaRanger is present as one of the five Dairangers, with minor costume differences.
- He is the second Blue Ranger to have a Winged Horse motif, the first being Yuuma Oozora (Change Pegasus) of Dengeki Sentai Changeman.
- Since the Sentai series had ended, Ei Hamura who portrays Shoji of the Heavenly Gravity Star later reveals as one of the two guest Sentai actors alongside Toshihide Wakamatsu from Choujin Sentai Jetman with the returning guest host, Ryousuke Kaizu from Hikari Sentai Maskman, Kenta Satou from Kousoku Sentai Turboranger, Michiko Makino from Choudenshi Bioman and Kei Shindachiya from Chikyuu Sentai Fiveman in the charity event, Toku Spirits 2017.
- He is also the representative of Gosei Sentai Dairanger.
- Billy Cranston - Power Rangers counterpart in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Season 2). See comparison page.
- Previous TenmaRanger - the first TenmaRanger from 6000 years prior to the series.
- Shoji's grandson - his grandson and the Ranger who received the TenmaRanger powers 50 years later.