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- "ShishiRanger! Heavenly Phantom Star, Daigo!"
- ―ShishiRanger's roll call[src]
Daigo of the Heavenly Phantom Star ("天幻星" 大五 "Tengensei" Daigo) is ShishiRanger (シシレンジャー Shishi Renjā, Lion Ranger) of the Dairangers and the second-in-command to RyuuRanger. He is 24 years old (42 in Gokaiger). The most gentle member of the team, as well as the most serious of the group, he works at a pet shop and becomes romantically involved with Kujaku. He was scouted to be a Dairanger after Kaku's discovery of his Qi connection with Kujaku. He specializes in the Kung Fu form of Hung Ga and utilizes illusions in combat.
Daigo Tengensei was twenty-four years old when the Gorma wars began again. He was the most remarkable, gentle member of the team. In the beginning, he was a bit sullen. He worked all the time at a small pet shop and loved living creatures. In episodes 3 and 4, he was the only one other than Kazu who believed Shouji and the only one who took the idea of dolls attacking people seriously. In episodes 9 and 10, it was Daigo whose soul was open to the signal from Kujaku, trapped for 6,000 years inside the Mirror Make-up Artist. He was instrumental in freeing her, but by that time he was already in love with her thanks to what Master Kaku had told him about her. In episode 16, he tried to convince her to become a gentle, kind person he heard she was before. She returned again in Episode 23, and they were trapped together. Seeing his determination and refusal to give up, she relinquished her anger and gave him her strength. He then learned that she was dying. She was determined to seek a legendary cure because he believed in her.
By Episode 34, he found a cactus that he once cared for and had lost. It had, he thought, a spirit haunting it. But it happened that the cactus was given a human spirit-form by General Cactus. She died saving him and truly became a ghost. In Episode 36, Daigo followed a news report that led him to a trapped Kujaku, and he and the team fought to help her in her quest for the cure. In Episode 41, he truly did lose Kujaku. It was this open connection that Kaku had felt before in Daigo that caused him to choose him to be a Dairanger.
Super Sentai World
Toei Hero Daishugō
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Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai
Years later, Daigo 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 Shishi Ranger powers are later utilised by Don Dogoier via the Ranger Keys.
Farewell Space Pirates
After the Gokaigers finally defeat Zangyack invasion force on Earth and the emperor, Marvelous returned all of the Ranger Keys to their original owners. since KirinRanger and TenmaRanger got their Ranger Keys back as they saw the Gokaigers off, it is assumed Daigo and the other Dairangers have their powers back.
Super Hero Taisen
Daigo, 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.
Zyuohger vs. Ninninger
ShishiRanger 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 ShishiRanger 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 ShishiRanger as candidate for Midorider. However, the Dairangers were beaten in the first round by Team Ex-Aid, with ShishiRanger being defeated by Kamen Rider Den-O Sword Form.
Super Sentai Strongest Battle
Daigo joined the Super Sentai Strongest Battle as a member of Animal Lover Team. It’s unknown whether he participated in any of the matches, but his team lost the competition either in the first round against the Sports Team offscreen or won against them and lost in the second round against Leader Team offscreen.
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
- Daigo of the Heavenly Phantom Star/ShishiRanger: to be added
Super Sentai Battle Base
ShishiRanger is among the vast pantheon of Rangers which are available in the mobile game Super Sentai Battle Base.
Super Sentai Legend Wars
ShishiRanger appears with his team among all Sentai in the mobile game Super Sentai Legend Wars.
As ShishiRanger, Daigo uses a variation of Hung Gar called Lion-First that enables him to generate mists to confuse opponents as well as to create life-like illusions to attack them.
Mythical Chi Beast
- Aura Changer
- Dairen Rod
- Bladed Sasumata
- Lion Staff
- Heavenly Treasure Lai-Lai Jewels
- Green Kiber 2
- Kiryoku: A basic attack possessed by all six Dairangers where they project a wave of force from their hands.
- Heavenly Phantom Star Mist Concealment: Daigo's signature attack. Using his Kiryoku, Daigo raises a cloud of fog to confuse his opponents before attacking them with life like illusions.
- Lion-Fist Empty Innocence
The ShishiRanger Ranger Key (シシレンジャーレンジャーキー Shishi Renjā Renjā Kī) is Daigo'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 ShishiRanger Ranger Key was mainly used by Don Dogoier (Gokai Green), who used it to fight as ShishiRanger. It was also used by Luka Millfy (Gokai Yellow) on one occasion.
- 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.
- Luka became ShishiRanger as part of an all-green change to defeat a duo of Dogormin. Luka did a combo attack with Don Dogoier as Midorenger, as both have weapons which they throw at the enemy.
- As part of an all-lion Gokai Change which challenged Ninjaman to think of what was the connection of that change.
- When the Gokaigers became the Dairangers while fighting against Basco after Marvelous was incapacitated.
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 ShishiRanger was defeated as part of a group of surviving Green and Black warrior keys by Gokai Green and Super Gosei Black.
After Zangyack were finally defeated, the Gokaigers gave the Ranger Keys back to their rightful owners. It is presumed that Daigo received his key and became ShishiRanger once more.
Multiple copies of Shishiranger 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, ShishiRanger is present as one of the five Dairangers, with minor costume differences.
- Daigo is the first Green Ranger to be apart of the core team since Jun'ichi Aikawa.
- His name is literally translated as "Great Five", which is the name of a Showa-era mech and similar to the name of a Showa-era team.
- Daigo and Tessai from Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger share a part in each other's roll calls. Both Rangers do the martial arts "horse stance" while doing their roll calls, in which one squats, feet equal distance from each other, and holds their fists to their sides with their fists pointing out. Both Rangers also turn their bodies to the side from the hip and turn their heads to face their enemies while doing this pose. This may be because both Rangers have Chinese origins (Daigo's Ranger form is based on Chinese mythology, and Tessai is of Chinese heritage) where the stance is widely used.
- He is the first Green Ranger since Dai to be the second-in-command of a team.
- Zack Taylor - Power Rangers counterpart in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Season 2). See comparison page.
- Adam Park - Power Rangers counterpart in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Season 2). See comparison page.
- Previous ShishiRanger - the first ShishiRanger from 6000 years prior to the series.
- Daigo's grandson - his grandson and the Ranger who received the ShishiRanger powers 50 years later.
- Rocky DeSantos - Second-in-command of the Mighty Morphin Rangers.
- Green Squadron Ranger - Power Rangers counterpart in Super Megaforce. See comparison page.