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"Shisei Fusion! Heavenly Chi Palace!"
Shisei Gattai Heavenly Chi Palace (四星合体 天空気殿 Shisei Gattai Tenkū Kiden?) is a flying chariot formed by the four lesser Mythical Chi Beasts. First introduced in episode 6. Mythical Chi Warrior RyuseiOh can ride on it, using its speed and mobility to carry him into the sky before leaping off to perform the Super Certain Kill: Heavenly Great Windmill (超必殺・天空大風車 Chō Hissatsu: Tenkū Dai Fūsha?) finisher. Goes on top of Heavy Armor Chi Palace.
Mythical Chi Beasts
Mythical Chi Beast Star-Jishi
- See also: Mastodon Lion Thunderzord
"Mythical Summoning! Star-Jishi!"
The Mythical Chi Beast Star-Jishi (気伝獣星獅子 Kidenjū Sei-Jishi?) is controlled by ShishiRanger. Revived in episode 6. Star-Jishi can generate mists to confuse the enemy before creating illusions to attack them by way of its Great Mirage (大蜃気楼 Dai Shinkirō?) attack. Forms the bow of Heavenly Chi Palace; Dairen'oh's helmet, breastplate, belt ornament, pauldrons and gauntlets; as well as Kiba DaiOh's back and shoulders.
Mythical Chi Beast Star-Tenma
- See also: Triceratops Unicorn Thunderzord
"Mythical Summoning! Star-Tenma!"
The Mythical Chi Beast Star-Tenma (気伝獣星天馬 Kidenjū Sei-Tenma?) is controlled by TenmaRanger. Revived in episode 6. Star-Tenma is able to levitate boulders and hurl them at opponents with its Great Gravity (大重力 Dai Jūryoku?) attack. Forms Heavenly Chi Palace's right side, as well as the right leg armor for Dairen'oh and Kiba DaiOh.
Mythical Chi Beast Star-Kirin
- See also: Sabertooth Tiger Griffin Thunderzord
"Mythical Summoning! Star-Kirin!"
The Mythical Chi Beast Star-Kirin (気伝獣星麒麟 Kidenjū Sei-Kirin?) is controlled by KirinRanger. Revived in episode 6. Star-Kirin can shoot fireballs out of its mouth, and rewind time with its Great Time (大時間 Dai Jikan?) attack. Forms Heavenly Chi Palace's left side, as well as the left leg armor for Dairen'oh and Kiba DaiOh.
Mythical Chi Beast Star-Houou
- See also: Pterodactyl Firebird Thunderzord
"Mythical Summoning! Star-Houou!"
The Mythical Chi Beast Star-Houou (気伝獣星鳳凰 Kidenjū Sei-Hōō?) is controlled by HououRanger. Revived in episode 6. Star-Houou can fire laser blasts and generate whirlwinds with its Great Whirlwind (大旋風 Dai Senpū?) attack. Forms the rear of Heavenly Chi Palace, a kilt for Dairen'oh, the tip of the Dai Javelin, and Kiba DaiOh's weapon.
Gosei Gattai Dairen'oh
"Gosei Combination! Dairen'oh!"
Gosei Gattai Dairen'oh (五星合体大連王 Gosei Gattai Dairen'ō?, Five Star Fusion Great Union King) is the combination of the five core Mythical Chi Beasts. First introduced in episode 8. Dairenoh is able to use variations of the Dairangers techniques (such as Shishiranger's illusion power or Hououranger's wind power) and is armed with the Dai Javelin (ダイジャベリン Dai Jaberin?), formed from RyuseiOh's Flying Dragon Rod tipped with Star-Houou's tail feathers, and the Great King Sword (大王剣 Daiōken?), with which he performs his finisher, the Sturm und Drang (疾風怒濤 Shippū Dotō?, German for "Storm and Stress", kanji translating into "Squall and Surging Waves"). Another attack is the Chi Kung Shot (気功弾 Kikōdan?). Dairen'oh appeared to help power up Hyakujuu Gattai GaoKing in Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai. Its suit actor was Jiro Okamoto.
Super Sentai World
Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai
When GokaiOh and Gosei Great faced the Black Cross Colossus, the mecha of the first 33 Super Sentai, including Dairen'oh which possibly manifested from a toy version like DaiDenzin and the Variblune, appeared to back them up. When the Black Cross Colossus summoned several giant villains to oppose them, Dairen'oh fought alongside Engine-O and RV Robo to destroy Crime Minister Yogoshimacritein. After all the giant villains were destroyed, all 35 mecha weakened Black Cross Colossus with a combined attack before GokaiOh combined with the Variblune to become Goren GokaiOh which destroyed the Black Cross Colossus with the Gokai Hurricane: Cassiopeia finisher. With the battle won, the 33 past Super Sentai mecha vanished.
50 Years After
Dairen'oh was designed by PLEX. Its design is based on ancient Chinese soldier armor, mostly mountain-pattern armor (Chinese: 山文铠; pinyin: shānwénkǎi). Like the armor, the silhouette of the Dairen'oh is shaped like the Chinese character for the word "mountain" (山). Dairen'oh in itself is simply armor for Ryuuseioh, wherein the Shishi's tail becomes its helmet, and other pieces become its pauldrons and breastplate, while the Hou'oh becomes its skirt and the Tenma and Kilin form shin guards and boots. The Heavenly Chi Palace are designed like stalwart, immovable palace statues and is also based on Sun Wukong's Jin Dou Yun (Somersault Cloud), keeping with the Sun Wukong motif present in Ryuuseioh.
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- Main article:Thunder Megazord/toys
Dairen'oh has seen several deluxe releases, action figures, collectible figures and even remote-control versions.
- While the Dairangers were not the first sentai team to draw power from legendary creatures, Dairen'oh and the Mythical Chi beasts were the first primary mecha to have designs based on mythical rather than living or prehistoric animals. The first mythical beast-themed mecha was Jetman's Jet Garuda, whose transformed mode was based on the Garuda of Indian mythology.
- Dairenoh's appearance was most likely inspired by an armored Ming Dynasty warrior.
- Dairen, meaning "great union", is also an anagram of Raiden, a japanese thunder god, which is probably why it's Power Rangers counterpart is called the Thunder Megazord.
- Thunder Megazord (Mighty Morphin) - Power Rangers counterpart in Mighty Morphin 2. See comparison page.