|This article is about a/an ranger in Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger.|
Etoffe Tribe Knight Dan (エトフ族ナイト ダン Etofu Zoku Naito Dan) is the TriceraRanger (トリケラレンジャー Torikera Renjā) of the Zyurangers, the "Warrior of Courage". He was biologically 19 years old (38 in Gokaiger). He is young with great lack of discipline, and he acts like he's younger than Boi. He liked to help troubled people, but often got carried away. He was impressed by modern-day technology and worked part-time to buy a computer. He was something of a flirt.
Dan loves a good joke, comic books, and often rushes in when he should step back and think first. He and Mei were poisoned and his character deformed, to become first a street punk, and later to run a gambling den. He and Goushi worked hard together to get Burai the water that would save his life, although he used it to save the life of a boy, Kota, which was some comfort.
Super Sentai World
Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai
Years later, Dan 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 TriceraRanger powers are later used by Joe Gibken via the Ranger Keys.
Farewell Space Pirates
After the Zangyack's final defeat, Marvelous returned the Ranger Keys to their original owners. Dan's teammate Goushi received his key and saw the Gokaigers off as they left Earth. It is assumed Dan and his teammates got their powers back.
Super Hero Taisen
Dan, alongside his team (bar DragonRanger), was among the majority of the Super Sentai heroes 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.
Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters
- "It's time to make out powers one!"
As the satellite was destroyed, his team appears to retrieve their Dino Buckler. He later fought Neo-Grifforzer with his team.
Zyuohger vs. Ninninger
TriceraRanger 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.
The six Zyurangers 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
Zyuranger video game
Tricera Ranger Dan is the player Zyuranger in the third stage of the Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger video game. As with the other stages, Tricera Ranger begins his stage wielding the standard Ranger Gun, which can be replaced with his corresponding Legendary Weapon (Triceralance) by finding the entrance to Barza's room in each stage. Each stage also contain ten scattered coins which will replenish the player's life gauge completely when fully collected, as well display a still of the character's mecha (Guardian Beast Triceratops) and its specifications. At the end of the stage, the player will confront one of the main villains from the show, Dan's villain is Bookback.
- Dan/TriceraRanger: to be added
Super Sentai Battle Base
TriceraRanger is among the vast pantheon of Rangers which are available in the mobile game Super Sentai Battle Base.
Super Sentai Legend Wars
TriceraRanger appears with his team among all Sentai in the mobile game Super Sentai Legend Wars.
- Dino Buckler
- Henshin Device: Dino Buckler
- Side Arm: RangerStick / Ranger Sword / Ranger Gun
- Extra Weapon: Thunder Slinger
- Legendary Weapon: Triceralance
- Zaurer Machine: Sidezaurer 3
- Guardian Beast: Guardian Beast
- Attacks: Jump Attack, Triceralance Typhoon
The TriceraRanger Ranger Key (トリケラレンジャーレンジャーキー Torikera Renjā Renjā Kī) is Dan'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 TriceraRanger Ranger Key was mainly used by Joe Gibken (Gokai Blue), who used it to fight as TriceraRanger.
- When the Gokaigers became the Zyurangers while fighting Deratsueigar of the Zangyack Imperial Guard.
- When the Gokaigers became the Zyurangers while fighting against Jealousto and his Gormin Sailors.
- In a deleted scene, the Gokaigers became the Zyurangers to demonstrate their powers to Ninjaman.
The Zyuranger 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 TriceraRanger 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. Dan received his key and became TriceraRanger once more.
Behind the scenes
Dan is portrayed by Hideki Fujiwara (藤原 秀樹 Fujiwara Hideki). Hideki Fujiwara previously played another character called Dan in Choujin Sentai Jetman, who was also the love interest of the previous Blue Ranger Ako Hayasaka (Blue Swallow). As TriceraRanger, his suit actor was Shoji Hachisuka (蜂須賀 昭二 Hachisuka Shoji).
- Thanks to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers adaptation of Zyuranger, TriceraRanger (specifically his costume) has had several cameos in Western TV shows, including the US animated comedy American Dad and more recently in the British comedy Badults.
- Billy Cranston - Power Rangers counterpart in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. See comparison page.
- Yukito Sanjyou - The second Blue Ranger to be triceratops based from Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger.
- Amy Yuzuki - The first Pink Ranger to be triceratops based from Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger.
- Melt - The third Blue Ranger to be triceratops based from Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger.
- Billy Cranston (2017 movie) - Power Rangers counterpart . See comparison page. (2017 Power Rangers movie counterpart)