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* FanConvention: Power Morphicon, which started in 2007 and has been biannual since 2010.

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* FanConvention: Power Morphicon, which started in 2007 and has been biannual bi-annual since 2010.



* Fanservice: Of the non-sexual kind; it's the only reason for the anniversary episodes "Forever Red" and "Once a Ranger".

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* Fanservice: Of the non-sexual nonsexual kind; it's the only reason for the anniversary episodes "Forever Red" and "Once a Ranger".



* TerribleTrio: Bulk and Skull from /Mighty Morphin are Team Rocket minus one -- they're a pair of comically stupid bullies (one big and fat, one little and weasely) with no brainy leader. They later had something of a HeelFaceTurn when they became cops in MMPR Season 3 and met with their new leader Lieutenant Stone. And later again in ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'' when they worked for Professor Phenomenus.
* ThematicSeries: While not quite as much as Super Sentai, each show (''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'' onward, though some would also count ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'') contains its own story and characters that are part of a larger universe.
** ''Samurai'' seems to support this the most as series staples such as the morphing grid are never mentioned not even hinted and the series seems to contradict the fact that The ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' were earth's first Power Rangers team by having the team be the 18th generation of samurai rangers, same as its parent series ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger''.

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* TerribleTrio: Bulk and Skull from /Mighty Mighty Morphin are Team Rocket minus one -- they're a pair of comically stupid bullies (one big and fat, one little and weasely) with no brainy leader. They later had something of a HeelFaceTurn when they became cops in MMPR Season 3 and met with their new leader Lieutenant Stone. And later again in ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'' In Space when they worked for Professor Phenomenus.
* ThematicSeries: While not quite as much as Super Sentai, each show (''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'' show, Lightspeed Rescue onward, though some would also count ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'') Lost Galaxy contains its own story and characters that are part of a larger universe.
** ''Samurai'' Samurai seems to support this the most as series staples such as the morphing grid are never mentioned not even hinted and the series seems to contradict the fact that The ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' were Mighty Morphin was earth's first Power Rangers team by having the team be the 18th generation of samurai rangers, same as its parent series ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger''.Shinkenger.



** And one-offs like {{Cool Board}}s (''in Space''), {{Big Badass Rig}}s (''Ninja Storm'' and ''Dino Thunder''), an AwesomePersonnelCarrier (''SPD''), {{Rocket Ride}}s (''Mystic Force''), and a CoolPlane (''Operation Overdrive'').
* ThemeNaming: Probably unintentional, but the first five Pink Rangers are, in order: Kimberly, Katherine, Cassie, Kendrix and Karone, although it seems the writers noticed this and have avoided K-or-C names since: the next Pinks were Dana, Jen, Syd, Vida, Rose, Mia, Emma, Shelby and Sarah. Of course, later ''Yellow'' Rangers include Kelsey, Katie and Kira, while Kat Manx had a brief stint as a Ranger, too.

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** And one-offs like {{Cool Board}}s (''in Space''), {{Big Cool Boards (in Space), Big Badass Rig}}s (''Ninja Storm'' Rigs (Ninja Storm and ''Dino Thunder''), Dino Thunder), an AwesomePersonnelCarrier (''SPD''), {{Rocket Ride}}s (''Mystic Force''), (SPD), Rocket Rides (Mystic Force), and a CoolPlane (''Operation Overdrive'').
(Operation Overdrive).
* ThemeNaming: Probably unintentional, but the first five Pink Rangers are, in order: Kimberly, Katherine, Cassie, Kendrix and Karone, although it seems the writers noticed this and have avoided K-or-C names since: the next Pinks were Dana, Jen, Syd, Vida, Rose, Mia, Emma, Shelby and Sarah. Of course, later ''Yellow'' Yellow Rangers include Kelsey, Katie and Kira, while Kat Manx had a brief stint as a Ranger, too.



* ThemeTune: A kids' action show? Yeah, it has them. From the Metal of ''Mighty Morphin's'' theme, which has gotten remixed for ''Samurai'' & ''Megaforce'', to a more general Rock feel of most of the seasons afterwards. In a few other examples, ''Mystic Force'' & ''Operation Overdrive'' had songs styled more in Rap/Hip-Hop. RPM's had that too... if you can even count that song as anything. ''Jungle Fury's'' has more of a Music/PopPunk feel to it that fits Power Rangers like a glove. It's interesting to note that one of the demo theme songs for RPM was ''also'' Pop Punk, but to go along with how little Disney cared about the franchise, and wanted it over with by 2009, they opted against it for some reason.

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* ThemeTune: A kids' action show? Yeah, it has them. From the Metal of ''Mighty Morphin's'' Mighty Morphin's theme, which has gotten remixed for ''Samurai'' Samurai & ''Megaforce'', Megaforce, to a more general Rock feel of most of the seasons afterwards. In a few other examples, ''Mystic Force'' Mystic Force & ''Operation Overdrive'' Operation Overdrive had songs styled more in Rap/Hip-Hop. RPM's had that too... if you can even count that song as anything. ''Jungle Fury's'' Jungle Fury's has more of a Music/PopPunk feel to it that fits Power Rangers like a glove. It's interesting to note that one of the demo theme songs for RPM was ''also'' Pop Punk, but to go along with how little Disney cared about the franchise, and wanted it over with by 2009, they opted against it for some reason.



* ThoseTwoGuys: Bulk and Skull, who incidently are the longest lasting cast members from Season 1 to Season 6, longer than any individual Power Ranger. The dynamic was recreated in ''Samurai'' with Bulk returning and Skull's son Spike taking his dad's place. Cassidy and Devin in ''Dino Thunder'' and Victor and Monty in ''Ninja Steel'' also fit this trope.
** ThoseTwoBadGuys: Squatt and Baboo, Rito and (post-BadassDecay) Goldar, Jindrax and Toxica, Marah and Kapri, Poisandra and Curio on a slightly lesser extent[[note]]they are together quite often, but Poisandra's main focus is still on her marriage with Sledge[[/note]].

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* ThoseTwoGuys: Bulk and Skull, who incidently are the longest lasting cast members from Season 1 to Season 6, longer than any individual Power Ranger. The dynamic was recreated in ''Samurai'' Samurai with Bulk returning and Skull's son Spike taking his dad's place. Cassidy and Devin in ''Dino Thunder'' and Victor and Monty in ''Ninja Steel'' Ninja Steel also fit this trope.
** ThoseTwoBadGuys: Squatt and Baboo, Rito and (post-BadassDecay) Goldar, Jindrax and Toxica, Marah and Kapri, Poisandra and Curio on a slightly lesser extent[[note]]they extent they are together quite often, but Poisandra's main focus is still on her marriage with Sledge[[/note]].Sledge.



* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Just for starters: daredevil Kelsey and paramedic Dana, abrasive Air Force sergeant Taylor and gentle, borderline [[PuritySue Sueish]] TeamMom Alyssa, streetwise orphan Z and rich model/pop star Syd, outgoing DJ Vida and shy filmmaker Madison (noticeably, these two are sisters). Most seasons with this dynamic will have an episode where the girls, who are always best friends, disagree about something and get into an ''epic'' catfight before they learn AnAesop about how much they mean to each other. Wannabe rockstar Cassie and girly cheerleader Ashley, who started the "tradition", had two. Oh, and don't forget the tough chick Gia and the sweet hippie Emma, who ''also'' had one such episode.

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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Just for starters: daredevil Daredevil Kelsey and paramedic Dana, abrasive Air Force sergeant Taylor and gentle, borderline [[PuritySue Sueish]] TeamMom Alyssa, streetwise orphan Z and rich model/pop star Syd, outgoing DJ Vida and shy filmmaker Madison (noticeably, these two are sisters). Most seasons with this dynamic will have an episode where the girls, who are always best friends, disagree about something and get into an ''epic'' epic catfight before they learn AnAesop about how much they mean to each other. Wannabe rockstar Cassie and girly cheerleader Ashley, who started the "tradition", had two. Oh, and don't forget the tough chick Gia and the sweet hippie Emma, who ''also'' also had one such episode.



** SuperWristGadget: Most early morphers. ''Dino Thunder'' was the last to have this type as the main morpher, though ''SPD'', ''Operation Overdrive'', ''Jungle Fury'', and ''RPM'' all had one or two Rangers with one.
** Cellphone: Most later morphers are styled like this. ''in Space'' was the first, although it was only for the SixthRanger. ''Wild Force'' was the first to have the whole team's morphers be phones.
*** A bunch of these are half-phone, half-something else, making for some weird crosses at times. The list of other halves include cop badges (''SPD''), magic wands, a ticket punch (both ''Mystic Force''), and LED pointers (''Samurai'').
** The only morphers that don't fall under either category are in ''Mighty Morphin'' (belt buckles), ''Ninja Storm'' (an amulet ball for the SixthRanger), ''Jungle Fury'' (sunglasses for the core trio), ''RPM'' (flight sticks for the {{Sixth Ranger}}s), ''Megaforce'' (handheld card reader-things for the core team), ''Dino Charge'' (guns), and ''Ninja Steel'' (giant shuriken). The SixthRanger's morpher being very different most of the time often means ''someone'' will fit into this category if not everyone.
* TranslationMatchmaking: Korea airs a ''Power Rangers'' series, but for the past several years it's been a ''Super Sentai'' dub unrelated to the American production.
** For extra confusion points, the first two of these seasons have the exact same names as the US versions (''[[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger Dino Thunder]]'' and ''[[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger SPD]]'') and the third is really really close (''Mystic Force'' vs ''[[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Magic Force]]'').
** For ''extra'' extra confusion points, our ''Jungle Fury'' is their ''[[Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger Wild Spirit]]'' and our ''Wild Force'' is their ''[[Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger Jungle Force]]''.
** ''[[Series/KousokuSentaiTurboranger Turboranger]]'' doesn't exist as Power Rangers but ''Power Rangers Turbo'' is Sentai's ''[[Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger Carranger]]''.

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** SuperWristGadget: Most early morphers. ''Dino Thunder'' Dino Thunder was the last to have this type as the main morpher, though ''SPD'', ''Operation Overdrive'', ''Jungle Fury'', SPD, Operation Overdrive, Jungle Fury, and ''RPM'' RPM all had one or two Rangers with one.
** Cellphone: Most later morphers are styled like this. ''in Space'' In Space was the first, although it was only for the SixthRanger. ''Wild Force'' Wild Force was the first to have the whole team's morphers be phones.
*** A bunch of these are half-phone, half-something else, making for some weird crosses at times. The list of other halves include includes cop badges (''SPD''), (SPD), magic wands, a ticket punch (both ''Mystic Force''), Mystic Force), and LED pointers (''Samurai'').
(Samurai).
** The only morphers that don't fall under either category are in ''Mighty Morphin'' Mighty Morphin (belt buckles), ''Ninja Storm'' Ninja Storm (an amulet ball for the SixthRanger), ''Jungle Fury'' Jungle Fury (sunglasses for the core trio), ''RPM'' RPM (flight sticks for the {{Sixth Ranger}}s), ''Megaforce'' Sixth Rangers), Megaforce (handheld card reader-things for the core team), ''Dino Charge'' Dino Charge (guns), and ''Ninja Steel'' Ninja Steel (giant shuriken). The SixthRanger's morpher being very different most of the time often means ''someone'' someone will fit into this category if not everyone.
* TranslationMatchmaking: Korea airs a ''Power Rangers'' Power Rangers series, but for the past several years it's been a ''Super Sentai'' Super Sentai dub unrelated to the American production.
** For extra confusion points, the first two of these seasons have the exact same names as the US versions (''[[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger Dino Thunder]]'' Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger/Dino Thunder and ''[[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger SPD]]'') Dekaranger/SPD) and the third is really really close (''Mystic Force'' vs ''[[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Magic Force]]'').
(Magiranger/Magic Force).
** For ''extra'' extra, extra confusion points, our ''Jungle Fury'' Jungle Fury is their ''[[Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger Wild Spirit]]'' Gekiranger and our ''Wild Force'' Wild Force is their ''[[Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger Jungle Force]]''.
** ''[[Series/KousokuSentaiTurboranger Turboranger]]'' doesn't exist as Power Rangers but ''Power Rangers Turbo'' is Sentai's ''[[Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger Carranger]]''.
Gaoranger.



* TwoGirlsToATeam: The series pretty much enforced this in the first Saban era; while some ''Super Sentai'' seasons had two girls to begin with, others had TheSmurfettePrinciple in effect, which was mitigated by making the male Yellow Ranger female (though they haven't had to do this since ''Wild Force'' thanks to ''Sentai'' following this trope themselves). This practice is dropped for PowerTrio seasons.
* {{Uncanceled}}: Five times, firstly because MMPR was originally only commissioned for 40 episodes, but proved popular enough to be brought back, then it was supposed to end with ''In Space'', but improved ratings saved the show, then after ''Wild Force'', the show was saved by a change to a cheaper shooting location and new production company, and after ''Jungle Fury'', when European investment got it another season, after it would've been cancelled due to low ratings. ''RPM'' had production problems, and should've been the final end. But then Saban bought the franchise back!

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* TwoGirlsToATeam: The series pretty much enforced this in the first Saban era; while some ''Super Sentai'' Super Sentai seasons had two girls to begin with, others had TheSmurfettePrinciple in effect, which was mitigated by making the male Yellow Ranger female (though they haven't had to do this since ''Wild Force'' Wild Force thanks to ''Sentai'' Sentai following this trope themselves). This practice is dropped for PowerTrio seasons.
* {{Uncanceled}}: Five times, firstly because MMPR was originally only commissioned for 40 episodes, but proved popular enough to be brought back, then it was supposed to end with ''In Space'', but improved ratings saved the show, then after ''Wild Force'', Wild Force, the show was saved by a change to a cheaper shooting location and new production company, and after ''Jungle Fury'', Jungle Fury, when European investment got it another season, after it would've been cancelled due to low ratings. ''RPM'' RPM had production problems, and should've been the final end. But then Saban bought the franchise back!



** ''Zeo'' had Prince Gasket, who was hated by his father for marrying the daughter of his unseen archenemy.

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** ''Zeo'' Zeo had Prince Gasket, who was hated by his father for marrying the daughter of his unseen archenemy.



** ''Lightspeed Rescue'': Ryan originally believed himself to be this when he was told that his father let him fall off a cliff to save his younger sister when he was a kid. This was proven false as Mitchell tried to save him.
** ''Ninja Storm'': Shane could be seen as this in his family, since his parents constantly compare him to his older brother, who's a successful business man.

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** ''Lightspeed Rescue'': Lightspeed Rescue: Ryan originally believed himself to be this when he was told that his father let him fall off a cliff to save his younger sister when he was a kid. This was proven false as Mitchell tried to save him.
** ''Ninja Storm'': Ninja Storm: Shane could be seen as this in his family, since his parents constantly compare him to his older brother, who's a successful business man.



** Scott from ''RPM'' is this to his father, who favored his older brother Marcus, an Air Force pilot who was killed prior to the series. Even after becoming the leading member of the Power Rangers sworn to defend Corinth, his father still didn't give him any recognition. It was only after the defeat of Venjix that his father finally gave Scott his respect.
** This was the case for Prince Vekar in ''Megaforce''. Even though he was the heir, Vekar was overshadowed by his younger brother Vrak, who their father favored more since he was clearly much stronger and more mature than Vekar. This acts as one of Vekar's {{Freudian Excuse}}s for trying to destroy the Rangers, as he believes that accomplishing this feat will prove his superiority to Vrak.
* UnflinchingWalk: Besides its repeated use with poses, the show also does the version with walking through enemy fire on occasion. Done right in the ''Jungle Fury'' season finale, with a single Ranger [[StormingTheCastle marching into the evil base]], knocking mooks back like flies with a swatter.
* TheUnmasquedWorld: After "Countdown to Destruction" (for the most part, some of the public are in denial), ''SPD'' especially so.
* TheVerse: Despite the shift to mostly self-contained seasons after ''Space'', they're still established to share a universe (with ''RPM'' being an alternate Earth). [[spoiler:The case of ''Ninja Steel'' is debatable, however, as the Rangers had to travel back in time on the ''Dino Charge'' finale to stop Earth from being swallowed by a wormhole.]]

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** Scott from ''RPM'' RPM is this to his father, who favored his older brother Marcus, an Air Force pilot who was killed prior to the series. Even after becoming the leading member of the Power Rangers sworn to defend Corinth, his father still didn't give him any recognition. It was only after the defeat of Venjix that his father finally gave Scott his respect.
** This was the case for Prince Vekar in ''Megaforce''.Megaforce. Even though he was the heir, Vekar was overshadowed by his younger brother Vrak, who their father favored more since he was clearly much stronger and more mature than Vekar. This acts as one of Vekar's {{Freudian Excuse}}s Excuses for trying to destroy the Rangers, as he believes that accomplishing this feat will prove his superiority to Vrak.
* UnflinchingWalk: Besides its repeated use with poses, the show also does the version with walking through enemy fire on occasion. Done right in the ''Jungle Fury'' Jungle Fury season finale, with a single Ranger [[StormingTheCastle marching into the evil base]], base, knocking mooks back like flies with a swatter.
* TheUnmasquedWorld: After "Countdown to Destruction" (for the most part, some of the public are in denial), ''SPD'' SPD especially so.
* TheVerse: Despite the shift to mostly self-contained seasons after ''Space'', Space, they're still established to share a universe (with ''RPM'' being an alternate Earth). [[spoiler:The The case of ''Ninja Steel'' Ninja Steel is debatable, however, as the Rangers had to travel back in time on the ''Dino Charge'' Dino Charge finale to stop Earth from being swallowed by a wormhole.]]



* WeAreAsMayflies: Particularly noticable. Aliens and ancient humans keep pretty quiet about how ''old'' they actually are, but Shayla still looked young after a 3000 year nap, Zordon was an old fogey when he was sealed in a pocket dimension 10,000 years ago, and the Sentinel Knight and the Keeper were already active and powerful when the continents were one, roughly ''250 million years ago''. Things get even more unfair when we see Thrax, a member of whatever long-lived species Rita and Zedd belonged to (10,000 years did nothing to them, age-wise) grow to full maturity within nine years. It's so pervasive that it was rather jarring to see non-humans that ''didn't'' live for pretty much ever in ''Mystic Force'', where they lived on a human timescale. The GreatOffscreenWar wasn't 10,000 or 3,000 years ago... more like 20. There was some justification at least on ''Dino Charge'''s side, with the fact that a human bonded to an Energem would stop aging unless this bond were to be severed. Koda being a HumanPopsicle for about 100,000 years and Ivan being [[spoiler:trapped inside Fury]] for about 800 years only served to compound to this factor.

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* WeAreAsMayflies: Particularly noticable. noticeable. Aliens and ancient humans keep pretty quiet about how ''old'' old they actually are, but Shayla still looked young after a 3000 year nap, Zordon was an old fogey when he was sealed in a pocket dimension 10,000 years ago, and the Sentinel Knight and the Keeper were already active and powerful when the continents were one, roughly ''250 250 million years ago''.ago. Things get even more unfair when we see Thrax, a member of whatever long-lived species Rita and Zedd belonged to (10,000 years did nothing to them, age-wise) grow to full maturity within nine years. It's so pervasive that it was rather jarring to see non-humans nonhumans that ''didn't'' didn't live for pretty much ever in ''Mystic Force'', Mystic Force, where they lived on a human timescale. The GreatOffscreenWar wasn't 10,000 or 3,000 years ago... more like 20. There was some justification at least on ''Dino Charge'''s side, with the fact that a human bonded to an Energem would stop aging unless this bond were to be severed. Koda being a HumanPopsicle for about 100,000 years and Ivan being [[spoiler:trapped trapped inside Fury]] Fury for about 800 years only served to compound to this factor.



* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Subtly played with; Angel Grove, Mariner Bay, Blue Bay Harbor, Reefside, San Angeles, and Ocean Bluff are either confirmed or [[WordOfGod stated]] to be in California, Silver Hills in the State of Washington, and Turtle Cove in Colorado. Newtech City, Briarwood and Amber Beach are not known, but are somewhere on the West Coast. Corinth appears to be on the East Coast (many believe UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}, based on Easter Eggs).

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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Subtly played with; Angel Grove, Mariner Bay, Blue Bay Harbor, Reefside, San Angeles, and Ocean Bluff are either confirmed or [[WordOfGod stated]] stated to be in California, Silver Hills in the State of Washington, and Turtle Cove in Colorado. Newtech City, Briarwood and Amber Beach are not known, but are somewhere on the West Coast. Corinth appears to be on the East Coast (many believe UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}, based on Easter Eggs).



** Panorama City in ''Samurai'' is an odd mashup of America and Japan, and we couldn't even confirm its name until three-quarters of the way through the season. On top of that, it's in a fictional state abbreviated "PR" (which I think we can all agree does not mean Puerto Rico as in real life) and has a six-digit zip code.
** Harwood County from ''Megaforce''. It doesn't take place in the County of Harwood, the city's name literally has "County" in it, further confusing things.
* WireFu: Used extensively for some segments in the series, more so than ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and sister series ''Franchise/KamenRider''.

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** Panorama City in ''Samurai'' Samurai is an odd mashup of America and Japan, and we couldn't even confirm its name until three-quarters of the way through the season. On top of that, it's in a fictional state abbreviated "PR" (which I think we can all agree does not mean Puerto Rico as in real life) and has a six-digit zip code.
** Harwood County from ''Megaforce''.Megaforce. It doesn't take place in the County of Harwood, the city's name literally has "County" in it, further confusing things.
* WireFu: Used extensively for some segments in the series, more so than ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' SuperSentai and sister series ''Franchise/KamenRider''.Kamen Rider.



** CallingYourAttacks: Gets increasingly more ridiculous with each series; sometimes you wonder if the writers are just ''incapable'' of coming up with decent attack names.
*** Parodied once in ''SPD' when the Rangers shouted '''''"{{BATTLE CRY}}!"'''''

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** CallingYourAttacks: Gets increasingly more ridiculous with each series; sometimes you wonder if the writers are just ''incapable'' incapable of coming up with decent attack names.
*** Parodied once in ''SPD' SPD when the Rangers shouted '''''"{{BATTLE CRY}}!"'''''



** {{Invocation}} (when the morphers ''aren't'' voice-activated)
** ScreamingWarrior: When they ''really'' feel like adapting the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' look and feel - Casey and Lily of ''Jungle Fury'' take this UpToEleven.

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** {{Invocation}} (when the morphers ''aren't'' aren't voice-activated)
** ScreamingWarrior: When they ''really'' really feel like adapting the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' Super Sentai look and feel - Casey and Lily of ''Jungle Fury'' Jungle Fury take this UpToEleven.



* TheWorfEffect: In the martial arts scenes, often it will be the [[RedIsHeroic Red Ranger]] or the SixthRanger who gets knocked down first when they're trying to establish a new, more powerful threat or that the rangers' powers have weakened. Typically followed by the other rangers getting knocked into them.
* TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed: Every year, there WILL be a giant monster attack on a major metropolitan area on the West Coast of the United States every week or so. (except for 2005, since [[Series/PowerRangersSPD that series]] was set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture).
** Although, to be fair, ''Lost Galaxy'' didn't take place in Angel Grove, or Earth for that matter, for the most part. Angel Grove was only seen briefly in the beginning as Leo gets ready to leave the city that was once the centre of the series and sneak onboard to Terra Venture. The Earth-like planet, Mirinoi, was doomed though.
* WorldOfHam: Less so than ''Franchise/SuperSentai'', but not ''less so'' enough to not still qualify.
* WorldOfMuscleMen: Present in the comics (not as much in the Boom! comics though). However it avoids the usual DoubleStandard that this trope usually has since the [[AmazonianBeauty women are just as muscled.]] Image: [[http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/3421/q51m.png]]
* WorldOfPun: Where to even begin?

... And pretty much every other trope you see in kids' shows. This show has been on for a ''{{long| runners}}'' time.

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--> '''JustForFun/{{Statler| And Waldorf}}:''' Did you know this show has been cancelled five times and brought back?\\
'''Waldorf:''' What, is there an hermit fanboy as a network executive?\\

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* TheWorfEffect: In the martial arts scenes, often it will be the [[RedIsHeroic Red Ranger]] Ranger or the SixthRanger who gets knocked down first when they're trying to establish a new, more powerful threat or that the rangers' powers have weakened. Typically followed by the other rangers getting knocked into them.
* TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed: Every year, there WILL be a giant monster attack on a major metropolitan area on the West Coast of the United States every week or so. (except for 2005, since [[Series/PowerRangersSPD SPD that series]] series was set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture).
** Although, to be fair, ''Lost Galaxy'' Lost Galaxy didn't take place in Angel Grove, or Earth for that matter, for the most part. Angel Grove was only seen briefly in the beginning as Leo gets ready to leave the city that was once the centre of the series and sneak onboard to Terra Venture. The Earth-like planet, Mirinoi, was doomed though.
* WorldOfHam: Less so than ''Franchise/SuperSentai'', SuperSentai, but not ''less so'' less so enough to not still qualify.
* WorldOfMuscleMen: Present in the comics (not as much in the Boom! comics though). However However, it avoids the usual DoubleStandard that this trope usually has since the [[AmazonianBeauty women are just as muscled.]] Image: [[http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/3421/q51m.png]]
* WorldOfPun: Where to even begin?

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muscled.
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And pretty much every other trope you see in kids' shows. This show has been on for a ''{{long| runners}}'' time.

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long| runners time.
--> '''JustForFun/{{Statler| And Waldorf}}:''' Did you know this show has been cancelled canceled five times and brought back?\\
'''Waldorf:''' What, What is there an a hermit fanboy as a network executive?\\
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* PragmaticAdaptation: The original Super Sentai is made for a Japanese audience while Power Rangers goes into Syndication around the world, as such elements run into ValuesDissonance and are generally smoothed over for Power Rangers. The MonochromeCasting of Sentai is made into a FiveTokenBand for Rangers, sometimes even having a character [[ShesAManInJapan be gender flipped]] to [[TheSmurfettePrinciple improve the female representation]]. In overall reception, ''Power Rangers'' does better with the fans the more they create their own work instead of slavishly replicating ''Sentai''. In one case, ''Lost Galaxy'' was [[RecursiveAdaptation redubbed for Japan]] and had better ratings than the original ''Gingaman''.
* ProductPromotionParade: The merchandise shilling can get extreme in some seasons, with an excessive number of zords and {{Super Mode}}s.
* PunyEarthlings: Most alien villains love to mock humanity for being... Well, humanity.
* [[PutDownYourGunAndStepAway Put Down The Powers And Step Away]]: In ''Mighty Morphin''' they play this trope painfully straight whenever they take hostages. Other seasons have examples of this as well.
* PutOnABus: Technically, everyone! But more traditional examples include Tommy (in seasons 1 and 2 when he lost his Green Ranger powers) and Ryan ([[BackForTheFinale returns for finale]]). Kendrix is something between this and a DisneyDeath.
** LongBusTrip: Characters rarely if ever show up again once their season's over (or the equivalent in the Zordon era). Some really blatant examples are Jason, Zack, and Trini, shipped off to Switzerland for a Teen PeaceConference; Jason took two years to [[TheBusCameBack return]] (and he has to leave once again, after 17 episodes in ''Zeo'') and Zack and Trini, as far as we know, ''still'' haven't gotten back; and Rocky didn't even ''go'' anywhere but still disappeared. Similar to Jason, Adam after about a year and a half of being put on a bus, comes back for one episode in ''In Space''; 9 years after that, he would make an appearance for a special 2-parter 15th anniversary team-up episode in ''Operation Overdrive''.
*** CharacterOutlivesActor: Unfortunately, Trini's actress, Thuy Trang, died in a car accident in 2001, so we won't be seeing her again. But, ''if'' her name were to be brought up once again (assuming she doesn't disappear from Power Rangers history mysteriously like Rocky) as part of the story in any future episode, then she could very well be alive -- the writers just have to come up with some kind of explanation as to why she won't be able to join the reunion. Or, sadly, they may simply say that [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim she passed away at the same time as her actress]].

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* PragmaticAdaptation: The original Super Sentai is made for a Japanese audience while Power Rangers goes into Syndication around the world, as such elements run into ValuesDissonance and are generally smoothed over for Power Rangers. The MonochromeCasting of Sentai is made into a FiveTokenBand for Rangers, sometimes even having a character [[ShesAManInJapan be gender flipped]] flipped to [[TheSmurfettePrinciple improve the female representation]]. representation. In overall reception, ''Power Rangers'' Power Rangers does better with the fans the more they create their own work instead of slavishly replicating ''Sentai''. Sentai. In one case, ''Lost Galaxy'' case,'Lost Galaxy was [[RecursiveAdaptation redubbed for Japan]] Japan and had better ratings than the original ''Gingaman''.
Gingaman.
* ProductPromotionParade: The merchandise shilling can get extreme in some seasons, with an excessive number of zords Zords and {{Super Mode}}s.
Super Modes.
* PunyEarthlings: Most alien villains love to mock humanity for being... Well, humanity.
* [[PutDownYourGunAndStepAway Put Down The Powers And Step Away]]: Away: In ''Mighty Morphin''' Mighty Morphin' they play this trope painfully straight whenever they take hostages. Other seasons have examples of this as well.
* PutOnABus: Technically, everyone! But more traditional examples include Tommy (in seasons 1 and 2 when he lost his Green Ranger powers) and Ryan ([[BackForTheFinale returns for finale]]).finale. Kendrix is something between this and a DisneyDeath.
** LongBusTrip: Characters rarely if ever show up again once their season's over (or the equivalent in the Zordon era). over. Some really blatant examples are Jason, Zack, and Trini, shipped off to Switzerland for a Teen PeaceConference; Jason took two years to [[TheBusCameBack return]] return (and he has to leave once again, after 17 episodes in ''Zeo'') Zeo) and Zack and Trini, as far as we know, ''still'' still haven't gotten back; and Rocky didn't even ''go'' go anywhere but still disappeared. Similar to Jason, Adam after about a year and a half of being put on a bus, comes back for one episode in ''In Space''; In Space; 9 years after that, he would make an appearance for a special 2-parter 15th anniversary team-up episode in ''Operation Overdrive''.
Operation Overdrive.
*** CharacterOutlivesActor: Unfortunately, Trini's actress, Thuy Trang, died in a car accident in 2001, so we won't be seeing her again. But, ''if'' if her name were to be brought up once again (assuming she doesn't disappear from Power Rangers history mysteriously like Rocky) as part of the story in any future episode, then she could very well be alive -- the writers just have to come up with some kind of explanation as to why she won't be able to join the reunion. Or, sadly, they may simply say that [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim she passed away at the same time as her actress]].actress.



* RecapEpisode: Generally one per season. The only noteworthy one being ''Dino Thunder'''s "Legacy of Power", which featured a compilation of clips from the entire franchise in honor of the show's 500th episode. Plus, since Saban took back the reins of the franchise, every season (counting the ''Super'' upgrades) has a {{Halloween|Episode}} and a ChristmasEpisode which will be this (and filler, on top of that).
* RecycledINSPACE: Most seasons recycle a lot of the same plots and tropes, only dressed up in different themes such as dinosaurs, ninjas, cars, etc. Believe it or not, ''Power Rangers in Space'' is ''not'' one of these, as it didn't have too many recycled elements.

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* RecapEpisode: Generally one per season. The only noteworthy one being ''Dino Thunder'''s Dino Thunder's "Legacy of Power", which featured a compilation of clips from the entire franchise in honor of the show's 500th episode. Plus, since Saban took back the reins of the franchise, every season (counting the ''Super'' Super upgrades) has a {{Halloween|Episode}} Halloween Episode and a ChristmasEpisode Christmas episode which will be this (and filler, on top of that).
* RecycledINSPACE: Most seasons recycle a lot of the same plots and tropes, only dressed up in different themes such as dinosaurs, ninjas, cars, etc. Believe it or not, ''Power Power Rangers in Space'' Space is ''not'' not one of these, as it didn't have too many recycled elements.



* ReinventingTheTelephone: It's there, but justified or averted a surprising amount of the time if you think about it - earlier seasons were before cell phones were common, and in many later ones the morphers ''are'' phones.
* RequiredSpinoffCrossover: It was a tradition ever since the rosters started changing, though the Disney era phased it out starting with ''Mystic Force'', for the current Rangers to have an episode or two joining forces with last year's team. Since then, the only crossover with a previous team was "Clash of the Red Rangers" in ''Samurai'', but even then, as the title implies, only the Red Ranger of ''RPM'' was involved.
* ReunionShow: The current team joining forces with the previous years' is a yearly tradition going back to ''Lost Galaxy'' (even if many Disney seasons skipped it), plus the Milestone episodes and a couple scattered ones in ''Zeo'' and ''In Space''.
** The biggest reunion show so far is in the ''Super Megaforce'' finale. Over 10 past Rangers from different teams appeared, including none other than [[MemeticBadass Tommy Oliver]]. And those are just the actual actors; with {{Fake Shemp}}s, ''everyone'' shows up.
* RevolvingDoorCasting: Eventually though, the franchise started the tradition of getting completely new ensembles each season after ''In Space'' ended, as opposed to gradually phasing out cast members (namely the Rangers).
* RhymesOnADime: There have been a few rhyming [[MonsterOfTheWeek MOTW]]s, some better at it than others. At least once in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', we get a LampshadeHanging: The Yellow Ranger isn't succumbing to the villain's HatePlague, and we get...
-->'''Hate Master:''' "Would you give in already?! Doing this is no snap! It really isn't ''easy'' talking all the time in rap!"
** The Rangers also had an ally who did this, Quagmire from the "Isle of Illusions" two-part episode. (Although, not all his rhymes made complete sense. For example, he referred to Madame Woe (a MonsterOfTheWeek who appeared in a previous episode) as a "nightmare queen" who Billy fought in a "realm of dreams", which really didn't describe Madame Woe or the actual battle at all.
* RightHandVersusLeftHand: Sometimes the Rangers survive only because of bickering and backstabbing on the villains front. The best example was the Psycho Rangers, who were stronger, faster, and better than the Rangers in most ways... except they hated each other and their bosses as much as the Rangers. The arguing between Psycho Pink and Psycho Yellow in particular.
** An even bigger example occurs in the GrandFinale of ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace''. TheStarscream and the GreaterScopeVillain actually end up [[TakingYouWithMe killing each other off]] early on, making things that much easier for the Rangers.
* RobotBuddy: Alphas 5 and 6 for the Zordon era plus ''Lost Galaxy'', Circuit in ''Time Force'', RIC in ''SPD'', Tensou in ''Megaforce'', and Redbot in ''Ninja Steel''. ''Ninja Storm'''s Cyber Cam might fit by proxy, since he's a computer-generated duplicate of Cam, but pretty solid for a holographic counterpart.

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* ReinventingTheTelephone: It's there, but justified or averted a surprising amount of the time if you think about it - earlier seasons were before cell phones were common, and in many later ones the morphers ''are'' are phones.
* RequiredSpinoffCrossover: It was a tradition ever since the rosters started changing, though the Disney era phased it out starting with ''Mystic Force'', Mystic Force, for the current Rangers to have an episode or two joining forces with last year's team. Since then, the only crossover with a previous team was "Clash of the Red Rangers" in ''Samurai'', Samurai, but even then, as the title implies, only the Red Ranger of ''RPM'' RPM was involved.
* ReunionShow: The current team joining forces with the previous years' is a yearly tradition going back to ''Lost Galaxy'' (even if many Disney seasons skipped it), Lost Galaxy, plus the Milestone episodes and a couple scattered ones in ''Zeo'' Zeo and ''In Space''.
In Space.
** The biggest reunion show so far is in the ''Super Megaforce'' Super Megaforce finale. Over 10 past Rangers from different teams appeared, including none other than [[MemeticBadass Tommy Oliver]]. Oliver. And those are just the actual actors; with {{Fake Shemp}}s, ''everyone'' Fake Shemps, everyone shows up.
* RevolvingDoorCasting: Eventually though, the franchise started the tradition of getting completely new ensembles each season after ''In Space'' In Space ended, as opposed to gradually phasing out cast members (namely the Rangers).
* RhymesOnADime: There have been a few rhyming [[MonsterOfTheWeek MOTW]]s, MOTW's, some better at it than others. At least once in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', Mighty Morphin, we get a LampshadeHanging: The Yellow Ranger isn't succumbing to the villain's HatePlague, and we get...
-->'''Hate Master:''' "Would you give in already?! Doing this is no snap! It really isn't ''easy'' easy talking all the time in rap!"
** The Rangers also had an ally who did this, Quagmire from the "Isle of Illusions" two-part episode. (Although, not all his rhymes made complete sense. For example, he referred to Madame Woe (a MonsterOfTheWeek who appeared in a previous episode) as a "nightmare queen" who Billy fought in a "realm of dreams", which really didn't describe Madame Woe or the actual battle at all.
* RightHandVersusLeftHand: Sometimes the Rangers survive only because of bickering and backstabbing on the villains front. The best example was the Psycho Rangers, who were stronger, faster, and better than the Rangers in most ways... except they hated each other and their bosses as much as the Rangers. The arguing between Psycho Pink and Psycho Yellow in particular.
** An even bigger example occurs in the GrandFinale of ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace''. In Space. TheStarscream and the GreaterScopeVillain actually end up [[TakingYouWithMe killing each other off]] off early on, making things that much easier for the Rangers.
* RobotBuddy: Alphas 5 and 6 for the Zordon era plus ''Lost Galaxy'', Lost Galaxy, Circuit in ''Time Force'', Time Force, RIC in ''SPD'', SPD, Tensou in ''Megaforce'', Megaforce, and Redbot in ''Ninja Steel''. ''Ninja Storm'''s Ninja Steel. Ninja Storm's Cyber Cam might fit by proxy, since he's a computer-generated duplicate of Cam, but pretty solid for a holographic counterpart.



* SceneryGorn: Common to most finales, and all of ''RPM''. Also used in the first and last episodes of ''Super Megaforce''.
* ScienceFantasy: Quite possibly one of the finest examples of this trope, along with [[Franchise/SuperSentai its parent]] and [[Franchise/KamenRider other relative]].

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* SceneryGorn: Common to most finales, and all of ''RPM''. RPM. Also used in the first and last episodes of ''Super Megaforce''.
Super Megaforce.
* ScienceFantasy: Quite possibly one of the finest examples of this trope, along with [[Franchise/SuperSentai Super Sentai its parent]] parent and [[Franchise/KamenRider Kamen Rider other relative]].relative.



* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Often used with the first morph and/or first use of the Megazord. Lately some initial team Rangers have been getting this too, such as Riley in ''Dino Charge'', and Calvin and Hayley in ''Ninja Steel'' (although the latter do appear in the first episode, they are only in one scene, which has nothing to do with the Rangers).
* SecretIdentity: In most series, but averted when the team is officially sponsored by the government (or in ''Operation Overdrive'', a private corporation).
* {{Sentai}}: Considering the source material is titled ''Super'' Sentai...
* SequelNumberSnarl: Disney and Saban once considered the ''Mighty Morphin''' ReCut to be Season 18 and ''Samurai'' was Season 19. Fans generally didn't count the ReCut, considering ''Samurai'' to be the true Season 18 even before Saban followed suit. Seasons since ''Samurai'' are also generally considered two roughly 20-episode seasons. ''Megaforce'' is even more complicated, though the official count now holds ''Samurai'' as 18 and 19, ''Megaforce'' as 20 and 21, and so on.
* SeriesFauxnale: Twice. "Doomsday, Part 2" was written to work as a finale just in case the show wasn't a success didn't get picked up for more episodes; it was and it did. ''RPM''[='s=] season finale "Danger and Destiny" would have been the finale for the franchise but the show got picked up by Saban Brands. Contrary to popular belief, "Countdown to Destruction" although closing up six seasons worth of continuity was never going to be a series finale as ''Lost Galaxy'' was already in commission, which is also the same reason for "The End of Power Rangers" as ''Ninja Storm'' was in development by the time ''Wild Force'' wrapped production. It did, however, serve as the final episode to be filmed in the United States as production would move to New Zealand from ''Ninja Storm'' onwards (also signifying the moment when Saban fully handed the reins of the franchise over to Disney, ''Wild Force'' having been a joint production).

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* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Often used with the first morph and/or first use of the Megazord. Lately Lately, some initial team Rangers have been getting this too, such as Riley in ''Dino Charge'', Dino Charge, and Calvin and Hayley in ''Ninja Steel'' Ninja Steel (although the latter do appear in the first episode, they are only in one scene, which has nothing to do with the Rangers).
* SecretIdentity: In most series, but averted when the team is officially sponsored by the government (or in ''Operation Overdrive'', Operation Overdrive, a private corporation).
* {{Sentai}}: Considering the source material is titled ''Super'' Super Sentai...
* SequelNumberSnarl: Disney and Saban once considered the ''Mighty Morphin''' Mighty Morphin ReCut to be Season 18 and ''Samurai'' Samurai was Season 19. Fans generally didn't count the ReCut, considering ''Samurai'' Samurai to be the true Season 18 even before Saban followed suit. Seasons since ''Samurai'' Samurai are also generally considered two roughly 20-episode seasons. ''Megaforce'' Megaforce is even more complicated, though the official count now holds ''Samurai'' Samurai as 18 and 19, ''Megaforce'' Megaforce as 20 and 21, and so on.
* SeriesFauxnale: Twice. "Doomsday, Part 2" was written to work as a finale just in case the show wasn't a success didn't get picked up for more episodes; it was and it did. ''RPM''[='s=] RPM's season finale "Danger and Destiny" would have been the finale for the franchise but the show got picked up by Saban Brands. Contrary to popular belief, "Countdown to Destruction" although closing up six 6 seasons worth of continuity was never going to be a series finale as ''Lost Galaxy'' Lost Galaxy was already in commission, which is also the same reason for "The End of Power Rangers" as ''Ninja Storm'' Ninja Storm was in development by the time ''Wild Force'' Wild Force wrapped production. It did, however, serve as the final episode to be filmed in the United States as production would move to New Zealand from ''Ninja Storm'' Ninja Storm onwards (also signifying the moment when Saban fully handed the reins of the franchise over to Disney, ''Wild Force'' Wild Force having been a joint production).



* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Virtually every seasonal roster consists of three guys and {{two girls|ToATeam}}. That is, until the invariably male SixthRanger showed up. A few seasons instead start with a PowerTrio of two guys and one girl, and are then joined by multiple (still invariably male) extra rangers.
** None of the shows ever had a female character in Red until ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'''s Charlie, but she was fighting for the villains. The first heroic female Red Ranger appeared in ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' (and even then, she got minimal screentime/development/relevancy/etc).
** ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'', sadly, took this a step backward; Gold and Silver became SingleMindedTwins, so Gemma basically amounted to half a character. Though it did make up for it by having the mentor character, Dr. K, be female and get plenty of focus.
* TheSomethingForce: ''Time Force'', ''Wild Force'', ''Mystic Force'', and ''Megaforce''. Foreign dubs add more.

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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Virtually every seasonal roster consists of three guys and {{two girls|ToATeam}}.two girls. That is, until the invariably male SixthRanger showed up. A few seasons instead start with a PowerTrio of two guys and one girl, and are then joined by multiple (still invariably male) extra rangers.
** None of the shows ever had a female character in Red until ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'''s SPD's Charlie, but she was fighting for the villains. The first heroic female Red Ranger appeared in ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' Samurai (and even then, she got minimal screentime/development/relevancy/etc).
** ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'', RPM, sadly, took this a step backward; Gold and Silver became SingleMindedTwins, so Gemma basically amounted to half a character. Though it did make up for it by having the mentor character, Dr. K, be female and get plenty of focus.
* TheSomethingForce: ''Time Force'', ''Wild Force'', ''Mystic Force'', Time Force, Wild Force, Mystic Force, and ''Megaforce''.Megaforce. Foreign dubs add more.



* SpaceFriction: Any season with space travel, but especially ''in Space'' and ''Lost Galaxy''.
** Cole's Wildforce Rider screeching on turns and leaving sparks while in space in "Forever Red".

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* SpaceFriction: Any season with space travel, but especially ''in Space'' in Space and ''Lost Galaxy''.
Lost Galaxy.
** Cole's Wildforce Wild Force Rider screeching on turns and leaving sparks while in space in "Forever Red".



** ''Samurai'' also has armored versions for Megazord piloting, to match the toys created to only ''sorta'' resemble the show's outfits when it was thought there wouldn't be a new American season. ''Dino Charge'' and ''Ninja Steel'' followed suit.
** The A-Squad in ''SPD'' wore what essentially amounted to modified motocross suits; it actually doesn't look half bad, especially considering they're supposed to be an elite police squad. The main team's SWAT Mode went on to somewhat resemble them.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: With the exception of [[spoiler:the first Magna Defender]], don't expect good guy deaths in ''Super Sentai'' to carry over to ''Power Rangers''.
** Sometimes combined with NonLethalKO in earlier seasons; some villains like Rito, General Havoc, Gasket and Archerina would get blown up in a megazord fight (which spelled the end of their Sentai counterpart) but turn up fine in the next scene. They stopped doing this around ''In Space''.

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** ''Samurai'' Samurai also has armored versions for Megazord piloting, to match the toys created to only ''sorta'' sorta resemble the show's outfits when it was thought there wouldn't be a new American season. ''Dino Charge'' Dino Charge and ''Ninja Steel'' Ninja Steel followed suit.
** The A-Squad in ''SPD'' SPD wore what essentially amounted to modified motocross suits; it actually doesn't look half bad, especially considering they're supposed to be an elite police squad. The main team's SWAT Mode went on to somewhat resemble them.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: With the exception of [[spoiler:the the first Magna Defender]], Defender, don't expect good guy deaths in ''Super Sentai'' Super Sentai to carry over to ''Power Rangers''.
Power Rangers.
** Sometimes combined with NonLethalKO in earlier seasons; some villains like Rito, General Havoc, Gasket and Archerina would get blown up in a megazord fight (which spelled the end of their Sentai counterpart) but turn up fine in the next scene. They stopped doing this around ''In Space''.In Space.



* TheStarscream: Uses this in most seasons after ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace''. Generally, there's two dragons - one Starscreamy, and one loyal. Which one ends up on top varies.
* StockFootage: Arguably, the entire point behind the American series.
* StockPoses: ''Rangers'' gets a ''lot'' of mileage out of a few kinds of poses:

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* TheStarscream: Uses this in most seasons after ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace''.In Space. Generally, there's two dragons - one Starscreamy, and one loyal. Which one ends up on top varies.
* StockFootage: Arguably, the entire point behind of the American series.
* StockPoses: ''Rangers'' Rangers gets a ''lot'' lot of mileage out of a few kinds of poses:



** SuperSentaiStance: Considering this show ''comes'' from ''Franchise/SuperSentai'', usage of the Stance is inevitable in most episodes.

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** SuperSentaiStance: Considering this show ''comes'' comes from ''Franchise/SuperSentai'', Super Sentai, usage of the Stance is inevitable in most episodes.



* StormingTheCastle: Not as often as the reverse AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs, but it happens. As noted above, ''Zeo'' and ''Jungle Fury'' used this in place of All Your Base for their finales, and ''Ninja Storm'' and ''Dino Thunder'' used both at once.
* StrictlyFormula: The first couple seasons (before they left Earth), outside of season premieres and finales, generally followed a fairly strict formula. A minor dilemma involving the civilian identities of the rangers pops up, the BigBad (Rita/Zedd/King Mondo/Divatox/whoever) takes inspiration from it and have their monster creator design the MonsterOfTheAesop around it, a {{Mook}} attack occurs for whatever reason (no morphing just yet), this escalates into the MonsterOfTheAesop attacking (requiring the Rangers to morph), BigBad [[MakeMyMonsterGrow makes it grow]] (sometimes without bothering to wait for the Rangers to fight it on foot), the Rangers call forth their HumongousMecha, MonsterOfTheAesop gets squished by StockFootage, and the plot ends with the Rangers solving their civilian issue. Sure, sometimes it swaps things up (some episodes have the Rangers defeat the monster on foot), but it almost always followed that general formula.
* StuffBlowingUp: Always there in ''Power Rangers'', but taken to extremes during Bruce Kalish's time on the series, where simply announcing their arrival would cause color-coded explosions behind the Rangers. Particularly {{Egregious}} explosions are known as "Kalishplosions" in the fandom.
** It goes SerialEscalation during the Kalish years (though it seems Koichi Sakamoto is the one who was really fond of them, evidently, ''someone'' was reining him in for the first 13-ish years of the franchise.) At one point in [[Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive "Operation Overdrive"]], Mack and Moltor ''pointing'' their weapons at each other caused enormous explosions. It got to the point where it was ''less'' epic because when the background's never ''not'' on fire, you never say "whoa, that attack was powerful" or something.
** This came under some ''incredibly'' heavy [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] in [[Series/PowerRangersRPM ''RPM's'']] episode "Ranger Blue". When given the opportunity to ask questions about the Ranger tech, Ziggy asks:

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* StormingTheCastle: Not as often as the reverse AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs, but it happens. As noted above, ''Zeo'' Zeo and ''Jungle Fury'' Jungle Fury used this in place of All Your Base for their finales, and ''Ninja Storm'' Ninja Storm and ''Dino Thunder'' Dino Thunder used both at once.
* StrictlyFormula: The first couple seasons (before they left Earth), outside of season premieres and finales, generally followed a fairly strict formula. A minor dilemma involving the civilian identities of the rangers Rangers pops up, the BigBad (Rita/Zedd/King Mondo/Divatox/whoever) takes inspiration from it and have their monster creator design the MonsterOfTheAesop around it, a {{Mook}} Mook attack occurs for whatever reason (no morphing just yet), this escalates into the MonsterOfTheAesop attacking (requiring the Rangers to morph), BigBad [[MakeMyMonsterGrow makes it grow]] grow (sometimes without bothering to wait for the Rangers to fight it on foot), the Rangers call forth their HumongousMecha, MonsterOfTheAesop gets squished by StockFootage, and the plot ends with the Rangers solving their civilian issue. Sure, sometimes it swaps things up (some episodes have the Rangers defeat the monster on foot), but it almost always followed that general formula.
* StuffBlowingUp: Always there in ''Power Rangers'', Power Rangers, but taken to extremes during Bruce Kalish's time on the series, where simply announcing their arrival would cause color-coded explosions behind the Rangers. Particularly {{Egregious}} Egregious explosions are known as "Kalishplosions" in the fandom.
** It goes SerialEscalation during the Kalish years (though it seems Koichi Sakamoto is the one who was really fond of them, evidently, ''someone'' someone was reining him in for the first 13-ish years of the franchise.) At one point in [[Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive "Operation Overdrive"]], Operation Overdrive, Mack and Moltor ''pointing'' pointing their weapons at each other caused enormous explosions. It got to the point where it was ''less'' less epic because when the background's never ''not'' not on fire, you never say "whoa, that attack was powerful" or something.
** This came under some ''incredibly'' incredibly heavy [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] lampshading in [[Series/PowerRangersRPM ''RPM's'']] RPM's episode "Ranger Blue". When given the opportunity to ask questions about the Ranger tech, Ziggy asks:



* SuperheroPackingHeat: Almost no Ranger is adverse to using (inevitably {{Family Friendly|Firearms}}) firearms if they've got them, but the trope really comes into play with sanctioned law enforcement teams like ''Lightspeed Rescue'', ''Time Force'', and ''SPD'' (the latter of which goes so far as to explain discarded bullet shells as "energy pellets").
* SuperMode: There are some power-ups that have accumulated over the years. ''in Space'' introduced the "Battlizer" mode, which includes some heavy weapons, armor and usually flight capability. The Battlizer mode is in nearly every following Power Ranger series and (surprisingly) is an American-only creation. Many series also have a lighter SuperMode available to the whole team; these usually originated in ''Sentai''. Of course, the very first was in MMPR season 3. Metallic Armor, power up!
** Though, interestingly, the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' team up between ''[[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger Dekaranger]]'' and ''[[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Magiranger]]'' had Deka Red use ''SPD'''s Battlizer, and had characters comment on it as being a new device built for him after ''Dekaranger'' ended.

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* SuperheroPackingHeat: Almost no Ranger is adverse to using (inevitably {{Family Friendly|Firearms}}) inevitably firearms if they've got them, but the trope really comes into play with sanctioned law enforcement teams like ''Lightspeed Rescue'', ''Time Force'', Lightspeed Rescue, Time Force, and ''SPD'' SPD (the latter of which goes so far as to explain discarded bullet shells as "energy pellets").
* SuperMode: There are some power-ups that have accumulated over the years. ''in Space'' in Space introduced the "Battlizer" mode, which includes some heavy weapons, armor and usually flight capability. The Battlizer mode is in nearly every following Power Ranger series and (surprisingly) is an American-only creation. Many series also have a lighter SuperMode available to the whole team; these usually originated in ''Sentai''.Sentai. Of course, the very first was in MMPR season 3. Metallic Armor, power up!
** Though, interestingly, the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' Super Sentai team up between ''[[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger Dekaranger]]'' Dekaranger and ''[[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Magiranger]]'' Magiranger had Deka Red use ''SPD'''s SPD's Battlizer, and had characters comment on it as being a new device built for him after ''Dekaranger'' Dekaranger ended.



* SuperheroParadox: Once could make an argument that the franchise has this zigzagged. For over 24 years now, different teams of rangers have battled various villains, and somehow, no matter how old or new the threats were, they're joined in battle again over a much shorter period of time. This was especially apparent during the ''Mighty Morphin'' days, where different villains kept getting attracted to Earth because of the Rangers' victories over Rita. Then again, starting from ''In Space'', every villain faced has eventually been destroyed or redeemed, so while there's a wide range of threats, the Power Rangers themselves have been pretty effective in destroying one ancient evil per year.

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* SuperheroParadox: Once could make an argument that the franchise has this zigzagged. For over 24 years now, different teams of rangers have battled various villains, and somehow, no matter how old or new the threats were, they're joined in battle again over a much shorter period of time. This was especially apparent during the ''Mighty Morphin'' Mighty Morphin days, where different villains kept getting attracted to Earth because of the Rangers' victories over Rita. Then again, starting from ''In Space'', In Space, every villain faced has eventually been destroyed or redeemed, so while there's a wide range of threats, the Power Rangers themselves have been pretty effective in destroying one ancient evil per year.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Mostly the early seasons when they would rotate actors mid-season. Katherine was a reformed [[TheMole mole]] and was much different than Kimberly, but when she became the second Pink Ranger she took over as a RomanticInterest for Tommy. Others did manage to stand out, most notably Adam when he came on board.
* UsefulNotes/{{Sweeps}}: The ''Power Rangers'' season usually airs in spurts from February to November, so the premieres and finales are typically promoted as prime sweeps material.
* SwissArmyWeapon: Many Ranger teams have a standard side-arm that works as a dagger or small pistol. Some individual Rangers, particularly [[SixthRanger extra ones]], have personal weapons like this, sometimes with ''three'' modes.
* TakeOverTheCity: Whatever ambitions towards World Domination they may have, every villain up until ''in Space'' and some after only ever focused on the town the Rangers themselves lived in. [[JustifiedTrope Partially justified]], as managing to subdue the Rangers in their own turf would in turn mean they'd have less trouble taking over everywhere else. A few seasons are fully justified, giving the villains specific reasons to target that city and ''only'' that city.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Mostly the early seasons when they would rotate actors mid-season. Katherine was a reformed [[TheMole mole]] mole and was much different than Kimberly, but when she became the second Pink Ranger she took over as a RomanticInterest for Tommy. Others did manage to stand out, most notably Adam when he came on board.
* UsefulNotes/{{Sweeps}}: The ''Power Rangers'' Power Rangers season usually airs in spurts from February to November, so the premieres and finales are typically promoted as prime sweeps material.
* SwissArmyWeapon: Many Ranger teams have a standard side-arm that works as a dagger or small pistol. Some individual Rangers, particularly [[SixthRanger extra ones]], have personal weapons like this, sometimes with ''three'' three modes.
* TakeOverTheCity: Whatever ambitions towards World Domination they may have, every villain up until ''in Space'' in Space and some after only ever focused on the town the Rangers themselves lived in. [[JustifiedTrope Partially justified]], as managing to subdue the Rangers in their own turf would in turn mean they'd have less trouble taking over everywhere else. A few seasons are fully justified, giving the villains specific reasons to target that city and ''only'' only that city.



* TaughtByExperience: Almost ''ALL'' Power Rangers, but especially the [[RookieRedRanger Red Rookies]].
* TechnoWizard: A recurring character type, who can usually be counted on to bring out new gear occasionally. See Billy, Miss Fairweather, Trip, Cam, Hayley, Kat Manx, Dr. K, Antonio, Noah and Miss Morgan.
* TerribleTrio: Bulk and Skull from ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' are Team Rocket minus one -- they're a pair of comically stupid bullies (one big and fat, one little and weasely) with no brainy leader. They later had something of a HeelFaceTurn when they became cops in MMPR Season 3 and met with their new leader Lieutenant Stone. And later again in ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'' when they worked for Professor Phenomenus.

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* TaughtByExperience: Almost ''ALL'' ALL Power Rangers, but especially the [[RookieRedRanger Red Rookies]].
Rookies.
* TechnoWizard: A recurring character type, who can usually be counted on to bring out new gear occasionally. See Billy, Miss Fairweather, Trip, Cam, Hayley, Kat Manx, Dr. K, Antonio, Noah Noah, and Miss Morgan.
Kendall.
* TerribleTrio: Bulk and Skull from ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' /Mighty Morphin are Team Rocket minus one -- they're a pair of comically stupid bullies (one big and fat, one little and weasely) with no brainy leader. They later had something of a HeelFaceTurn when they became cops in MMPR Season 3 and met with their new leader Lieutenant Stone. And later again in ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'' when they worked for Professor Phenomenus.
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** The Dino Bit Cafe of the Amber Beach Museum in Dino Charge, where the main Rangers work.
* LongRunnerCastTurnover: Only Bulk and Skull lasted the entirety of the six-season Zordon Era, and after that the casts started being replaced wholesale every year (and Bulk still stayed on for ''Lost Galaxy'').
* LukeIAmYourFather: Often the LongLostSibling version: Andros and [[spoiler:Astronema/Karone (siblings)]], Leo and [[spoiler:Magna Defender - sort of (siblings)]], Dana and [[spoiler:Ryan (siblings)]], Cam and [[spoiler:Lothor (nephew-uncle), Marah, and Kapri (cousins)]], Trent and [[spoiler:Mesogog (son-father, although Mesogog is basically using Anton's body as a vessel)]], Nick and [[spoiler:both Koragg ''and'' Udonna (son-parents)]], Dillon and [[spoiler:Tenaya (siblings).]]
** Incidentally, the Dillon and [[spoiler:Tenaya]] dynamic is ''very'' similar to that of Andros and [[spoiler:Astronema/Karone]]. Dana and [[spoiler:Ryan]]'s storyline during the Titanium Ranger arc in ''Lightspeed Rescue'' did have some similarities to the latter as well, but also shared a lot of characteristics with Tommy's Evil-Green-Ranger-arc. Either way, like many of tropes that apply to the overall franchise, this trope tends to get a RecycledINSPACE treatment.

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** The Dino Bit Bite Cafe of the Amber Beach Museum in Dino Charge, where the main Rangers work.
* LongRunnerCastTurnover: Only Bulk and Skull lasted the entirety of the six-season 6-season Zordon Era, and after that that, the casts started being replaced wholesale every year (and Bulk still stayed on for ''Lost Galaxy'').
year.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Often the LongLostSibling version: Andros and [[spoiler:Astronema/Karone (siblings)]], Astronema/Karone (siblings), Leo and [[spoiler:Magna Defender - sort of (siblings)]], Mike (siblings), Dana and [[spoiler:Ryan (siblings)]], Ryan (siblings), Cam and [[spoiler:Lothor Lothor (nephew-uncle), Marah, and Kapri (cousins)]], (cousins), Trent and [[spoiler:Mesogog Mesogog (son-father, although Mesogog is basically using Anton's body as a vessel)]], vessel), Nick and [[spoiler:both Koragg ''and'' Leanbow and Udonna (son-parents)]], (son-parents), Dillon and [[spoiler:Tenaya (siblings).]]
Tenaya (siblings).
** Incidentally, the Dillon and [[spoiler:Tenaya]] Tenaya dynamic is ''very'' very similar to that of Andros and [[spoiler:Astronema/Karone]]. Astronema/Karone. Dana and [[spoiler:Ryan]]'s Ryan's storyline during the Titanium Ranger arc in ''Lightspeed Rescue'' Lightspeed Rescue did have some similarities to the latter as well, but also shared a lot of characteristics with Tommy's Evil-Green-Ranger-arc. Either way, like many of tropes that apply to the overall franchise, this trope tends to get a RecycledINSPACE treatment.Evil-Green-Ranger-arc.



** ''Mystic Force'' averts it due to lazy editing: the ''Magiranger'' button-pushing footage is seldom altered, so the proper spell is never entered, and you'll even have three magic words said as four buttons are pushed. (Necrolai even once said "hold!" while freezing a crowd people with a mystic phone made from Koragg's magic; ''the phone doesn't have a hold button!'' However, RuleOfCool is the main defense for things like that.) A lot of fans wished ''Magiranger's'' spell system had been kept.
** It seems they learned their lesson in ''Samurai''. Even though many of the Symbol Power-drawn kanji are different from those used in ''Shinkenger'', their function is [[DidDoTheResearch consistent with their meaning]].
* MagicKnight: Many characters who are primarily magic users are also capable of throwing down in a physical fight, notably all the Mystic Force rangers, Sentinal Knight from ''Operation Overdrive'', and on occasion Rita herself.

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** ''Mystic Force'' Mystic Force averts it due to lazy editing: the ''Magiranger'' Magiranger button-pushing footage is seldom altered, so the proper spell is never entered, and you'll even have three magic words said as four buttons are pushed. (Necrolai even once said "hold!" while freezing a crowd people with a mystic phone made from Koragg's magic; ''the the phone doesn't have a hold button!'' button! However, RuleOfCool is the main defense for things like that.) A lot of fans wished ''Magiranger's'' Magiranger's spell system had been kept.
** It seems they learned their lesson in ''Samurai''. Samurai. Even though many of the Symbol Power-drawn kanji are different from those used in ''Shinkenger'', Shinkenger, their function is [[DidDoTheResearch consistent with their meaning]].
meaning.
* MagicKnight: Many characters who are primarily magic users are also capable of throwing down in a physical fight, notably all the Mystic Force rangers, Rangers, Sentinal Knight from ''Operation Overdrive'', Operation Overdrive, and on occasion Rita herself.



* TheMentor: A regular stock character is someone older and wiser who helps guide the Rangers in their battles. Some even get to take the field and fight alongside the Rangers themselves, be they Rangers (like Tommy in ''Dino Thunder'') or not (like the Keeper in ''Dino Charge'').
* MerchandiseDriven: In addition to the action figures and mecha, each season now adds motorcycles, a "battlizer" armor, and, in a couple seasons, a semi truck "mobile command center" not present in the Japanese version to justify additional toys. ''Jungle Fury'' took it to extremes, creating new Rangers based on extra zords and giving them as many variations as the original Rangers. (''RPM'' has CanonForeigner Rangers too, but only one basic figure apiece compared to ''Jungle Fury'''s deluge.)
** EnvironmentSpecificActionFigure: Makes up the majority of the toyline; only a small sample makes it to the show. But only for the male Rangers; the girls get shafted in this department. ''Samurai'' is notable in that an armor variant has displaced the normal suits in the merchandising.

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* TheMentor: A regular stock character is someone older and wiser who helps guide the Rangers in their battles. Some even get to take the field and fight alongside the Rangers themselves, be they Rangers (like Tommy in ''Dino Thunder'') Dino Thunder) or not (like the Keeper in ''Dino Charge'').
Dino Charge).
* MerchandiseDriven: In addition to the action figures and mecha, each season now adds motorcycles, a "battlizer" armor, and, in a couple seasons, a semi truck "mobile command center" not present in the Japanese version to justify additional toys. ''Jungle Fury'' Jungle Fury took it to extremes, creating new Rangers based on extra zords Zords and giving them as many variations as the original Rangers. (''RPM'' (RPM has CanonForeigner Rangers too, but only one basic figure apiece compared to ''Jungle Fury'''s Jungle Fury's deluge.)
** EnvironmentSpecificActionFigure: Makes up the majority of the toyline; only a small sample makes it to the show. But only for the male Rangers; the girls get shafted in this department. ''Samurai'' Samurai is notable in that an armor variant has displaced the normal suits in the merchandising.



* MetaCasting: It can be argued this is where the popularity of the franchise comes from. The vast majority of actors involved across the years are skilled martial artists in their own right, some even owning their own dojo (Steve Cardenas, a.k.a. Rocky, the second Red Ranger and Blue Zeo Ranger, being one example). Aside from the Sentai costume footage, they apparently perform many of their own stunts (even in costume) and choreograph many of their own fights. This adds a level of authenticity that even more serious action dramas lack.
** In particular Creator/JasonDavidFrank (Tommy, the first Green Ranger) is undefeated in his MMA career, and Blake Foster (Justin, the Blue Turbo Ranger) has beaten opponents in tournaments who want to fight "the blue Power Ranger."
* MetaOrigin: The Morphin' Grid: hinted at in ''Mighty Morphin'', ''Dino Thunder'' and ''SPD'', confirmed in ''Operation Overdrive''. They finally explain the grid in ''RPM'', though they don't call it by name and that's an AlternateUniverse.

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* MetaCasting: It can be argued this is where the popularity of the franchise comes from. The vast majority of actors involved across the years are skilled martial artists in their own right, some even owning their own dojo (Steve Cardenas, a.k.a. Rocky, the second Red Ranger and Blue Zeo Ranger, being one example). Aside from the Sentai costume footage, they apparently perform many of their own stunts (even in costume) and choreograph many of their own fights. This adds a level of authenticity that even more serious action dramas lack.
** In particular Creator/JasonDavidFrank Jason David Frank (Tommy, the first Green Ranger) is undefeated in his MMA career, and Blake Foster (Justin, the Blue Turbo Ranger) has beaten opponents in tournaments who want to fight "the blue Power Ranger."
* MetaOrigin: The Morphin' Grid: hinted at in ''Mighty Morphin'', ''Dino Thunder'' Mighty Morphin, Dino Thunder and ''SPD'', SPD, confirmed in ''Operation Overdrive''. Operation Overdrive. They finally explain the grid in ''RPM'', RPM, though they don't call it by name and that's an AlternateUniverse.



* MisplacedWildlife: From the [[StockDinosaurs non-dinosaur Mastodon, Pterodactyl, Saber-Toothed Tiger]] and Dragonzord to sharks, penguins, and rhinos in the jungle.
* MonsterOfTheAesop: Some monsters had a tendency to be directly linked with whatever [[AnAesop Aesop]] the Rangers were learning. The trope is played with in "A Monster of Global Proportions", where the monster was a statue represented the {{Aesop}} but didn't have anything to do with it.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Except for the {{Big Bad}}s, the generals, {{Arc Villain}}s, {{Interim Villain}}s and Quirky Mini-Bosses, most of the villains only appear in one only episode. Justified in ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm'', where Lothor was too cheap to buy a machine powerful enough to send multiple giant monsters at once, and in ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' and ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'', where their respective villains Ransik and Sledge cull their minions from their own personal prisons; one at a time is safe enough, but unleash too many and they could have a mutiny on their hands.

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* MisplacedWildlife: From the [[StockDinosaurs non-dinosaur Mastodon, Pterodactyl, Saber-Toothed Tiger]] Tiger and Dragonzord to sharks, penguins, and rhinos in the jungle.
* MonsterOfTheAesop: Some monsters had a tendency to be directly linked with whatever [[AnAesop Aesop]] Aesop the Rangers were learning. The trope is played with in "A Monster of Global Proportions", where the monster was a statue represented the {{Aesop}} Aesop but didn't have anything to do with it.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Except for the {{Big Bad}}s, Big Bads, the generals, {{Arc Villain}}s, {{Interim Villain}}s Arc Villains, Interim Villains and Quirky Mini-Bosses, most of the villains only appear in one only episode. Justified in ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm'', Ninja Storm, where Lothor was too cheap to buy a machine powerful enough to send multiple giant monsters at once, and in ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' Time Force and ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'', Dino Charge, where their respective villains Ransik and Sledge cull call their minions from their own personal prisons; one at a time is safe enough, but unleash too many and they could have a mutiny on their hands.



** EliteMook: Some series' {{Mooks}} have had 'captain' versions that are stronger and a bit brighter.

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** EliteMook: Some series' {{Mooks}} Mooks have had 'captain' versions that are stronger and a bit brighter.



** MookChivalry: Some {{Mooks}} refuse to fight with multiple allies, but it's just a ploy.

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** MookChivalry: Some {{Mooks}} Mooks refuse to fight with multiple allies, but it's just a ploy.



** AnimalMotifs[=/=]AnimalThemedSuperbeing: Many Rangers have some sort of design element to this effect, even if their powers aren't actually animal-based. The presence of [[KingOfBeasts a lion]] or at least some kind of PantheraAwesome is almost a certainty; and you can also expect some combination of NobleWolf, NobleBirdOfPrey (Hawk, Falcon, or Eagle), ThreateningShark, and/or a powerful mammal like a {{bear|sAreBadNews}} or [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys a gorilla]]. There's usually [[SeldomSeenSpecies some oddball animal that you wouldn't expect in an action series]], too.

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** AnimalMotifs[=/=]AnimalThemedSuperbeing: AnimalMotifs: Many Rangers have some sort of design element to this effect, even if their powers aren't actually animal-based. The presence of [[KingOfBeasts a lion]] lion or at least some kind of PantheraAwesome is almost a certainty; and you can also expect some combination of NobleWolf, NobleBirdOfPrey (Hawk, Falcon, or Eagle), ThreateningShark, and/or a powerful mammal like a {{bear|sAreBadNews}} bear or [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys a gorilla]]. gorilla. There's usually [[SeldomSeenSpecies some oddball animal that you wouldn't expect in an action series]], series, too.



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Just look at ''any'' BigBad or [[TheDragon Dragon]].

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Just look at ''any'' any BigBad or [[TheDragon Dragon]].Dragon.



* NextTierPowerUp: Lord Zedd's introduction resulted in the zords being upgraded. Later seasons have Super modes.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Many, but Lord Zedd's utter [[CurbStompBattle curbstomping]] of Tommy in the original series' third season is widely considered the most famous, particularly because it happened ''after'' Zedd was "toned down" by the executives.

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* NextTierPowerUp: Lord Zedd's introduction resulted in the zords Zords being upgraded. Later seasons have Super modes.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Many, but Lord Zedd's utter [[CurbStompBattle curbstomping]] curb stomping of Tommy in the original series' third season is widely considered the most famous, particularly because it happened ''after'' after Zedd was "toned down" toned down by the executives.



* NonSerialMovie: ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'', completely overridden by ''Mighty Morphin''' season 3 episodes 4-7. The [[Film/PowerRangers2017 2017 film]] is outside the TV series canon entirely, being a film-geared reboot instead.
* NotAsYouKnowThem[=/=]SameCharacterButDifferent: More often than not, despite adapting elements from its source material, ''Super Sentai'', each ranger will be dramatically different from their Japanese counterparts, in nearly every possible way. ''In Space'' provides good examples with its Red and Black Rangers, the hardened Andros and the easygoing Carlos, in contrast with their ''Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger'' counterparts, slacker Kenta and the straight-laced Koichiro respectively.

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* NonSerialMovie: ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'', Mighty Morphin PowerRangers The Movie, completely overridden by ''Mighty Morphin''' Mighty Morphin' season 3 episodes 4-7. The [[Film/PowerRangers2017 PowerRangers 2017 film]] film is outside the TV series canon entirely, being a film-geared reboot instead.
* NotAsYouKnowThem[=/=]SameCharacterButDifferent: NotAsYouKnowThem/SameCharacterButDifferent: More often than not, despite adapting elements from its source material, ''Super Sentai'', Super Sentai, each ranger Ranger will be dramatically different from their Japanese counterparts, in nearly every possible way. ''In Space'' In Space provides good examples with its Red and Black Rangers, the hardened Andros and the easygoing Carlos, in contrast with their ''Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger'' Megaranger counterparts, slacker Kenta and the straight-laced Koichiro respectively.



* ObviousStuntDouble: This is why female Rangers have skirts on their outfits, to hide the the fact that most of the in-costume work is done by stunt''men''.

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* ObviousStuntDouble: This is why female Rangers have skirts on their outfits, to hide the the fact that most of the in-costume work is done by stunt''men''.stunt men.



** Other violations of the limit include two Kats and a Katie (''MMPR''-''Turbo'', ''SPD'', and ''Time Force'' respectively), two Mikes (''Lost Galaxy'' and ''Samurai''), and two Hayleys (''Dino Thunder'' and ''Ninja Steel''). Incidentally, both "Kat"s are {{Meaningful Name}}s for the [[CuteKitten same]] [[CatGirl reason]].
** With regard to Ranger titles, the show did a fine job of never repeating a Ranger name for different powers when considering the full, team-specific names. Come 2011 and ''Samurai''[='s=] Green Samurai Ranger, echoing the exact name of ''Ninja Storm''[='s=] SixthRanger. Come 2012 and he can access a [[SuperMode Super Samurai Mode]], just like his namesake previously did. Incidentally, he's one of the Mikes noted above, sharing his name with yet another SixthRanger.
** Zords in particular have been saddled with repeat names; we have two sets each of Dinozords (''Mighty Morphin'' Season 1 and ''Dino Thunder''), Thunderzords (''Mighty Morphin'' Season 2 and ''Ninja Storm''), Ninjazords (''Mighty Morphin'' Season 3 and ''Ninja Storm''), Rescuezords (''Turbo'' and ''Lightspeed Rescue''), and Omegazords (''Lightspeed Rescue'' and ''SPD''; though the latter is properly the Omega''max'' Megazord), plus two different Dragonzords (''Mighty Morphin'' and ''Ninja Steel'').
** Mondo the Magician, a villain from Season 2 of ''Mighty Morphin'', is unrelated to King Mondo, the ruler of the Machine Empire from ''Zeo''.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Like children running on a freshly waxed linoleum floor in stocking feet, from ''Ninja Storm'' on.
** NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Richard Brancatisano in ''Mystic Force''; eventually handwaved as Xander being a native Aussie. Some other minor characters don't bother either, but they don't get enough lines to be intrusive.

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** Other violations of the limit include two Kats and a Katie (''MMPR''-''Turbo'', ''SPD'', (MMPR-Turbo, SPD, and ''Time Force'' Time Force respectively), two Mikes (''Lost Galaxy'' (Lost Galaxy and ''Samurai''), Samurai), and two Hayleys (''Dino Thunder'' (Dino Thunder and ''Ninja Steel''). Ninja Steel). Incidentally, both "Kat"s are {{Meaningful Name}}s Meaningful Names for the [[CuteKitten same]] [[CatGirl reason]].
same CatGirl reason.
** With regard to Ranger titles, the show did a fine job of never repeating a Ranger name for different powers when considering the full, team-specific names. Come 2011 and ''Samurai''[='s=] Samurai's Green Samurai Ranger, echoing the exact name of ''Ninja Storm''[='s=] Ninja Storm's SixthRanger. Come 2012 and he can access a [[SuperMode Super Samurai Mode]], Mode, just like his namesake previously did. Incidentally, he's one of the Mikes noted above, sharing his name with yet another SixthRanger.
** Zords in particular have been saddled with repeat names; we have two sets each of Dinozords (''Mighty Morphin'' (Mighty Morphin Season 1 and ''Dino Thunder''), Dino Thunder), Thunderzords (''Mighty Morphin'' (Mighty Morphin Season 2 and ''Ninja Storm''), Ninja Storm), Ninjazords (''Mighty Morphin'' (Mighty Morphin Season 3 and ''Ninja Storm''), Ninja Storm), Rescuezords (''Turbo'' (Turbo and ''Lightspeed Rescue''), Lightspeed Rescue), and Omegazords (''Lightspeed Rescue'' (Lightspeed Rescue and ''SPD''; SPD; though the latter is properly the Omega''max'' Megazord), plus two different Dragonzords (''Mighty Morphin'' (Mighty Morphin and ''Ninja Steel'').
Ninja Steel).
** Mondo the Magician, a villain from Season 2 of ''Mighty Morphin'', Mighty Morphin, is unrelated to King Mondo, the ruler of the Machine Empire from ''Zeo''.
Zeo.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Like children running on a freshly waxed linoleum floor in stocking feet, from ''Ninja Storm'' Ninja Storm on.
** NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Richard Brancatisano in ''Mystic Force''; Mystic Force; eventually handwaved as Xander being a native Aussie. Some other minor characters don't bother either, but they don't get enough lines to be intrusive.



** Particularly amusing in ''RPM'', in which New Zealander Ari Boyland must (hilariously) try to maintain a ''Scottish'' accent as Flynn.
** ''RPM'' might take a backseat to ''Samurai''. The show frequently will show a Ranger's relatives or even flashbacks of them as children, and bless them, [[TheKidsAreAmerican the child actors just can't do American that well]]. Emily's big sis Serena and the child versions of Jayden and Antonio were especially obvious.
* PaleFemalesDarkMales: Seen on Blue Rangers; compare Tori and Madison to just about every male Blue Ranger ever. The only exceptions are the Blue Alien Ranger Cestro and Aqua Dino Charge Ranger James, who wore lighter shades of blue in their uniforms (and in James' case, his team did have an official Blue Ranger that falls under the "Dark Male" description).

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** Particularly amusing in ''RPM'', RPM, in which New Zealander Ari Boyland must (hilariously) try to maintain a ''Scottish'' Scottish accent as Flynn.
** ''RPM'' RPM might take a backseat to ''Samurai''. Samurai. The show frequently will show a Ranger's relatives or even flashbacks of them as children, and bless them, [[TheKidsAreAmerican the child actors just can't do American that well]].well. Emily's big sis Serena and the child versions of Jayden and Antonio were especially obvious.
* PaleFemalesDarkMales: Seen on Blue Rangers; compare Tori and Madison to just about every male Blue Ranger ever. The only exceptions are the Blue Alien Ranger Ranger, Cestro and Aqua Dino Charge Ranger Ranger, James, who wore lighter shades of blue in their uniforms (and in James' case, his team did have an official Blue Ranger that falls under the "Dark Male" description).



* PGExplosives: Used absolutely shamelessly; no serious injury is ever shown caused by one of the ''many'' explosions (vaporization, maybe, but nothing's ''shown'').

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* PGExplosives: Used absolutely shamelessly; no serious injury is ever shown caused by one of the ''many'' many explosions (vaporization, maybe, but nothing's ''shown'').shown).



** The ''Mystic Force'' Battlizer armor was made from a magical European-style dragon.
** In ''Mighty Morphin'', Goldar had wings, and he was the most powerful [[TheDragon dragon]] on the show. When he lost his memory and joined Rito as a member of a second PluckyComicRelief duo in ''Zeo'', he lost his wings. Finally, later in the season when Rita restores his memory, Goldar's wings magically return along with his sword and, as we can likely assume, his powers.

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** The ''Mystic Force'' Mystic Force Battlizer armor was made from a magical European-style dragon.
** In ''Mighty Morphin'', Mighty Morphin, Goldar had wings, and he was the most powerful [[TheDragon dragon]] dragon on the show. When he lost his memory and joined Rito as a member of a second PluckyComicRelief duo in ''Zeo'', Zeo, he lost his wings. Finally, later in the season when Rita restores his memory, Goldar's wings magically return along with his sword and, as we can likely assume, his powers.



* PowerTrio: ''Ninja Storm'', ''Dino Thunder'', ''Jungle Fury'', and ''RPM'' start with these instead of a FiveManBand. Technically ''SPD'' also started with one, but it was up to a FiveManBand by the second episode. Each trio also inevitably fills the subtropes:

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* PowerTrio: ''Ninja Storm'', ''Dino Thunder'', ''Jungle Fury'', Ninja Storm, Dino Thunder, Jungle Fury, and ''RPM'' RPM start with these instead of a FiveManBand. Technically ''SPD'' SPD also started with one, but it was up to a FiveManBand by the second episode. Each trio also inevitably fills the subtropes:



** TokenTrio: Though ''Ninja Storm'' and ''RPM'' switched it up by having the minority male be the leader.

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** TokenTrio: Though ''Ninja Storm'' Ninja Storm and ''RPM'' RPM switched it up by having the minority male be the leader.



* PrecursorHeroes: Several teams (Galaxy, Wild Force, Mystic Force, Jungle Fury) are successors to previous non-Ranger groups of heroes. ''Samurai'' is a rare instance of the previous generations also wearing the spandex.
* PrimaryColorChampion: Red and Blue are constants, and ''Dino Charge'' is the first and only season with no Yellow Ranger. This is especially obvious with teams that follow the ThreePlusTwo pattern.
* PragmaticAdaptation: The original ''Super Sentai'' is made for a Japanese audience while ''Power Rangers'' goes into UsefulNotes/{{Syndication}} around the world, as such elements run into ValuesDissonance and are generally smoothed over for Power Rangers. The MonochromeCasting of Sentai is made into a FiveTokenBand for Rangers, sometimes even having a character [[ShesAManInJapan be gender flipped]] to [[TheSmurfettePrinciple improve the female representation]]. In overall reception, ''Power Rangers'' does better with the fans the more they create their own work instead of slavishly replicating ''Sentai''. In one case, ''Lost Galaxy'' was [[RecursiveAdaptation redubbed for Japan]] and had better ratings than the original ''Gingaman''.

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* PrecursorHeroes: Several teams (Galaxy, Wild Force, Mystic Force, Jungle Fury) are successors to previous non-Ranger groups of heroes. ''Samurai'' Samurai is a rare instance of the previous generations also wearing the spandex.
* PrimaryColorChampion: Red and Blue are constants, and ''Dino Charge'' Dino Charge is the first and only season with no Yellow Ranger. This is especially obvious with teams that follow the ThreePlusTwo pattern.
* PragmaticAdaptation: The original ''Super Sentai'' Super Sentai is made for a Japanese audience while ''Power Rangers'' Power Rangers goes into UsefulNotes/{{Syndication}} Syndication around the world, as such elements run into ValuesDissonance and are generally smoothed over for Power Rangers. The MonochromeCasting of Sentai is made into a FiveTokenBand for Rangers, sometimes even having a character [[ShesAManInJapan be gender flipped]] to [[TheSmurfettePrinciple improve the female representation]]. In overall reception, ''Power Rangers'' does better with the fans the more they create their own work instead of slavishly replicating ''Sentai''. In one case, ''Lost Galaxy'' was [[RecursiveAdaptation redubbed for Japan]] and had better ratings than the original ''Gingaman''.
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* GenderFlip[=/=]ShesAManInJapan: The Yellow Rangers up to ''Wild Force''; occurrences of Yellow Ranger gender synchronicity prior to ''Wild Force'' (in ''Zeo'', ''Turbo'', and ''in Space'') were because it was a rare case of the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' show having two girls as well.
** An exception was made with Ninja Yellow from ''Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger'', whose American counterpart (the Yellow Alien Ranger) was also male, although the Alien Rangers were not used that much.
** ''In Space'' had Ashley Hammond, the Yellow Ranger, wearing a skirt. Her ''Sentai'' counterpart was actually female; not only that, but the team also had Cassie as the Pink Ranger (and yes, with the skirt) who is considered the tomboy to Ashley's girly-girl (see more further down in this page). Kira Ford from ''Dino Thunder'' also averts the ShesAManInJapan trope since her Yellow Sentai counterpart also wore a skirt and was female.
** ''Ninja Storm'', ''Dino Thunder'', and ''Jungle Fury'' were also exceptions, being able to have only one female team member through the whole show (unless you count Camille in ''Jungle Fury'' who pulled a HeelFaceTurn near the end). This is probably because those shows started with a PowerTrio which included the female ranger, making her a more consistent presence on the team than the males who came later.

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* GenderFlip[=/=]ShesAManInJapan: GenderFlip/ShesAManInJapan: The Yellow Rangers up to ''Wild Force''; Wild Force; occurrences of Yellow Ranger gender synchronicity prior to ''Wild Force'' Wild Force (in ''Zeo'', ''Turbo'', Zeo, Turbo, and ''in Space'') in Space) were because it was a rare case of the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' Sentai show having two girls as well.
** An exception was made with Ninja Yellow from ''Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger'', Kakuranger, whose American counterpart (the Yellow Alien Ranger) was also male, although the Alien Rangers were not used that much.
** ''In Space'' In Space had Ashley Hammond, the Yellow Ranger, wearing a skirt. Her ''Sentai'' Sentai counterpart was actually female; not only that, that but the team also had Cassie as the Pink Ranger (and yes, with the skirt) who is considered the tomboy to Ashley's girly-girl (see more further down in this page). girly-girl. Kira Ford from ''Dino Thunder'' Dino Thunder also averts the ShesAManInJapan trope since her Yellow Sentai counterpart also wore a skirt and was female.
** ''Ninja Storm'', ''Dino Thunder'', Ninja Storm, Dino Thunder, and ''Jungle Fury'' Jungle Fury were also exceptions, being able to have only one female team member through the whole show (unless you count Camille in ''Jungle Fury'' who pulled a HeelFaceTurn near the end).show. This is probably because those shows started with a PowerTrio which included the female ranger, making her a more consistent presence on the team than the males who came later.



* GoldColoredSuperiority: Gold Rangers serve as a SixthRanger in various seasons, and the original ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' Red Ranger Jason returns as the Gold Ranger in ''Series/PowerRangersZeo''. Red Rangers often get gold armor in their battlizers, as well.
* GondorCallsForAid: "Forever Red", "Once a Ranger", and the ''Megaforce'' finale. The ''in Space'' GrandFinale actually subverted it as various Rangers across various worlds was still not enough.

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* GoldColoredSuperiority: Gold Rangers serve as a SixthRanger in various seasons, and the original ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' Mighty Morphin Red Ranger Jason returns as the Gold Ranger in ''Series/PowerRangersZeo''.Zeo. Red Rangers often get gold armor in their battlizers, as well.
* GondorCallsForAid: "Forever Red", "Once a Ranger", and the ''Megaforce'' Megaforce finale. The ''in Space'' in Space GrandFinale actually subverted it as various Rangers across various worlds was still not enough.



** These shows have created a meta-example of this. To further make use of the Merchandise Driven nature of the show, the number of HumongousMecha have expanded in recent years. ''Wild Force'' is seen by many as the start of it, with 22 Wild Zords, all of which were released in toy form.
** However, there are times when the plot really is 'collect the six whatevers.' ''Operation Overdrive'' revolved around the five jewels to a magical crown (other artifacts empowered by them were clues, but also powerful themselves.) The ''Mighty Morphin''' Rangers also once had to go collect the pieces of the DismantledMacGuffin (which ''they'' broke and scattered. Didn't want the bad guys to get the Zeo Crystal; didn't realize they'd actually be needing the thing).
** ''Megaforce'' did this with its Zords as well. Oddly, this series only referred to the head of the machine as a Zord, except in the case of the Gosei Ultimate Megazord. In total, there were 24 to collect. This is actually a couple fewer than Japanese series.

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** These shows have created a meta-example of this. To further make use of the Merchandise Driven nature of the show, the number of HumongousMecha have expanded in recent years. ''Wild Force'' Wild Force is seen by many as the start of it, with 22 Wild Zords, all of which were released in toy form.
** However, there are times when the plot really is 'collect collect the six whatevers.' ''Operation Overdrive'' whatever. Operation Overdrive revolved around the five 5 jewels to a magical crown (other artifacts empowered by them were clues, but also powerful themselves.) The ''Mighty Morphin''' Mighty Morphin' Rangers also once had to go collect the pieces of the DismantledMacGuffin (which ''they'' they broke and scattered. Didn't want the bad guys to get the Zeo Crystal; didn't realize they'd actually be needing the thing).
** ''Megaforce'' Megaforce did this with its Zords as well. Oddly, this series only referred to the head of the machine as a Zord, except in the case of the Gosei Ultimate Megazord. In total, there were 24 to collect. This is actually a couple fewer than Japanese series.



* GrandFinale: Despite not being ''the actual finale'' for the show, "Countdown to Destruction" did manage to finish the storyline for the first six seasons.
* GreatOffscreenWar: ''Several''. Throughout the various series extremely numerous references are made by various unrelated characters in unrelated seasons to significant battles 10,000 years ago and 3,000 years ago. Other than that, we got nothin' on 'em.

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* GrandFinale: Despite not being ''the the actual finale'' finale for the show, "Countdown to Destruction" did manage to finish the storyline for the first six 6 seasons.
* GreatOffscreenWar: ''Several''.Several. Throughout the various series extremely numerous references are made by various unrelated characters in unrelated seasons to significant battles 10,000 years ago and 3,000 years ago. Other than that, we got nothin' on 'em.



* HeelFaceTurn: Most {{Sixth Ranger}}s are not aligned with the good guys at first, if not outright evil. The occasional major villain redeems themselves as well.

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* HeelFaceTurn: Most {{Sixth Ranger}}s Sixth Rangers are not aligned with the good guys at first, if not outright evil. The occasional major villain redeems themselves as well.



** SenselessSacrifice: Tommy losing the zords and their powers in early ''Mighty Morphin'' Season 3. TJ sacrificing the Rescue Zords (''Turbo''). Karone trying to stop the asteroid (''In Space'').
** StupidSacrifice: Karone trying to stop the asteroid (again ''In Space''). Tommy sacrificing the zords (''Dino Thunder'').
* HighlyConspicuousUniform: Dillon from ''RPM'' said it best.

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** SenselessSacrifice: Tommy losing the zords Zords and their powers in early ''Mighty Morphin'' Mighty Morphin Season 3. TJ sacrificing the Rescue Zords (''Turbo''). (Turbo). Karone trying to stop the asteroid (''In Space'').
(In Space).
** StupidSacrifice: Karone trying to stop the asteroid (again ''In Space''). In Space). Tommy sacrificing the zords (''Dino Thunder'').
Zords (Dino Thunder).
* HighlyConspicuousUniform: Dillon from ''RPM'' RPM said it best.



** The ''Time Force'' crew stuck out pretty badly in their uniforms before Wes hooked them up with 21st century civilian clothes. Later team civilian uniforms would subvert this, and ''RPM'' itself would avert it with their "uniforms" being leather jackets and jeans.

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** The ''Time Force'' Time Force crew stuck out pretty badly in their uniforms before Wes hooked them up with 21st century civilian clothes. Later team civilian uniforms would subvert this, and ''RPM'' RPM itself would avert it with their "uniforms" being leather jackets and jeans.jackets.



** ElaborateUndergroundBase: ''Zeo'', ''Turbo'', ''Ninja Storm'', ''Dino Thunder'', and ''Operation Overdrive''.
** UnderwaterBase: ''Lightspeed Rescue''
** SpaceBase: Rita's and later Zedd's base was on the moon, as well as the Machine Empire's during their attack on Earth. Astronema's Dark Fortress was also a space base, and Divatox got one too.

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** ElaborateUndergroundBase: ''Zeo'', ''Turbo'', ''Ninja Storm'', ''Dino Thunder'', Zeo, Turbo, Ninja Storm, Dino Thunder, Operation Overdrive, and ''Operation Overdrive''.
Dino Charge.
** UnderwaterBase: ''Lightspeed Rescue''
Lightspeed Rescue
** SpaceBase: Rita's and later Zedd's base was on the moon, as well as the Machine Empire's during their attack on Earth.Empire's. Astronema's Dark Fortress was also a space base, and Divatox got one too.



* HumanAliens: All over the universe. Some of whom even ''call'' themselves humans, with no real explanation outside of "Earth isn't the only place where humans live".

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* HumanAliens: All over the universe. Some of whom even ''call'' call themselves humans, with no real explanation outside of "Earth isn't the only place where humans live".



** AMechByAnyOtherName: "Zords"/"Megazords".
** MechaExpansionPack: The extra weapon zords in several seasons starting with ''Wild Force'', as well as the Zeo Megazord's alternate helmets before then.
** TransformingMecha: At least one zord every season will transform into a "Megazord" mode on its own instead of combining with other parts.
* IdenticalGrandson: Very nearly every TimeTravel story ever, becoming a plot point in ''Time Force''.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: During Bruce Kalish's run between ''SPD'' and ''Jungle Fury''; every title had a specific number of words depending on the season.

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** AMechByAnyOtherName: "Zords"/"Megazords".
Zords/Megazords.
** MechaExpansionPack: The extra weapon zords Zords in several seasons starting with ''Wild Force'', Wild Force, as well as the Zeo Megazord's alternate helmets before then.
** TransformingMecha: At least one zord Zord every season will transform into a "Megazord" mode on its own instead of combining with other parts.
* IdenticalGrandson: Very nearly every TimeTravel story ever, becoming a plot point in ''Time Force''.
Time Force.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: During Bruce Kalish's run between ''SPD'' SPD and ''Jungle Fury''; Jungle Fury; every title had a specific number of words depending on the season.



* ImprobableAge: Tommy "[[FanNickname swiss cheese memory]]" Oliver is implied to have gotten an 8-year [=PhD=] then done a bunch of top secret projects all within 6 years.

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* ImprobableAge: Tommy "[[FanNickname swiss "swiss cheese memory]]" memory" Oliver is implied to have gotten an 8-year [=PhD=] PhD then done a bunch of top secret projects all within 6 years.



*** Doing your Master's (it usually takes 2 or 3 years to complete) and just sticking with it; or, doing your Master's and following it up with a [=PhD=] afterwards
*** Going straight into your [=PhD=] right after your Bachelor's (no Master's in between; option to take it after, or not at all). It is highly likely that Tommy took this route after getting his Bachelor's. But, there is still a discrepancy because a [=PhD=] on average takes 5-8 years to complete and it would be ''very'', ''very'' difficult to try and complete it within 2 years (even for savants, which Tommy is not, and who make up a very small minority among the general population in real life) because of the course and work load. And yes, it's true that Tommy ''could'' be in the process of completing his [=PhD=] while he is doing his teaching job; but, that is not how it was written and hence, we are told that he somehow already completed his [=PhD=] by the time we see him in ''Dino Thunder''. Either way, and as to be expected, logic doesn't always take a front seat in Power Rangers.

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*** Doing your Master's (it usually takes 2 or 3 years to complete) and just sticking with it; or, doing your Master's and following it up with a [=PhD=] Ph.D. afterwards
*** Going straight into your [=PhD=] Ph.D. right after your Bachelor's (no Master's in between; option to take it after, or not at all). It is highly likely that Tommy took this route after getting his Bachelor's. But, there is still a discrepancy because a [=PhD=] Ph.D. on average takes 5-8 years to complete and it would be ''very'', ''very'' very, very difficult to try and complete it within 2 years (even for savants, which Tommy is not, and who make up a very small minority among of the general population in real life) because of the course and work load. And yes, it's true that Tommy ''could'' could be in the process of completing his [=PhD=] Ph.D. while he is doing his teaching job; but, that is not how it was written and hence, we are told that he somehow already completed his [=PhD=] Ph.D. by the time we see him in ''Dino Thunder''.Dino Thunder. Either way, and as to be expected, logic doesn't always take a front seat in Power Rangers.



** Rose is a college professor at a similar age, but at least she's a [[TeenGenius genius]]!
** Dr. K created the RPM Ranger powers and is no older than 19... But then we find out about her past, and suddenly her immense technological skills make more sense as she is revealed to be a clear-cut example of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savant_syndrome savant]].
** Then there's "Spike" Skullovich, who had to have been born during ''Zeo'' to be 15 during ''Samurai''.
* ImprovFu: The use of the playgrounds and improvised weapons like trash cans and brooms is insanely common in almost all of the shows, most blatantly with Ziggy in ''RPM''.
* InstantEmergencyResponse: It's their job, so they always get to the monster of the week quickly, usually by teleportation or some type of ranger power to let them run fast to the scene.
* InstantExpert[=/=]UpgradeArtifact: Nearly every Ranger knows how to fight and pilot HumongousMecha once they use a morpher; though the fighting ability is often justified by training for some time before. Subverted by Billy, who could only fight ''while'' morphed, and Ziggy, where not even morphing helps.
* IntraFranchiseCrossover: Following the example of ''Franchise/SuperSentai'', the series has various episodes when Rangers from previous seasons (usually called "Retro Rangers" and "Legendary Rangers"), made mostly for [[MilestoneCelebration Anniversary Specials]] of the series. The most known are the [[Recap/PowerRangersWildForceForeverRed 10th Anniversary Special]] (''Series/PowerRangersWildForce''), the [[Recap/PowerRangersOperationOverdriveS1E20OnceARangerPart1 15th Anniver]][[Recap/PowerRangersOperationOverdriveS1E21OnceARangerPart2 sary Special]] (''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'') and the [[Recap/PowerRangersSuperMegaforceS2EP20LegendaryBattle 20th Anniversary Special]] (''Series/PowerRangersSuperMegaforce'', DirectToVideo UpdatedRerelease included.)
* {{Irony}}: The one ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series that [[Series/TokumeiSentaiGoBusters actually uses the phrase "It's Morphin' Time!"]] (And in general a ''lot'' of references to ''Power Rangers'') is being minimally used to skip from ''Megaforce'' to ''Dino Charge''. Especially ironic when you consider that ''Go-Busters'' was allegedly designed with American audiences in mind, hence the use of [[MovieSuperheroesWearBlack black leather costumes]] instead of the traditional spandex garb found in most Sentai shows. Though that being said, most of those references were in the dialogue, which would get replaced even before the editing scissors got to the untransformed scenes.
* {{Jerkass}}: Multiple, most famously Bulk and Skull in ''Mighty Morphin''' Season 1.
** At his worst, Eric in ''Time Force'' was this, even after he ''became a Ranger.''

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** Rose is a college professor at a similar age, but at least she's a [[TeenGenius genius]]!
genius!
** Dr. K created the RPM Ranger powers and is no older than 19... But then we find out about her past, and suddenly her immense technological skills make more sense as she is revealed to be a clear-cut example of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savant_syndrome savant]].savant.
** Then there's "Spike" Skullovich, who had to have been born during ''Zeo'' Zeo to be 15 during ''Samurai''.
Samurai.
* ImprovFu: The use of the playgrounds and improvised weapons like trash cans and brooms is insanely common in almost all of the shows, most blatantly with Ziggy in ''RPM''.RPM.
* InstantEmergencyResponse: It's their job, so they always get to the monster of the week quickly, usually by teleportation or some type of ranger Ranger power to let them run fast to the scene.
* InstantExpert[=/=]UpgradeArtifact: InstantExpert/UpgradeArtifact: Nearly every Ranger knows how to fight and pilot HumongousMecha once they use a morpher; though the fighting ability is often justified by training for some time before. Subverted by Billy, who could only fight ''while'' while morphed, and Ziggy, where not even morphing helps.
* IntraFranchiseCrossover: Following the example of ''Franchise/SuperSentai'', Super Sentai, the series has various episodes when Rangers from previous seasons (usually called "Retro Rangers" and "Legendary Rangers"), made mostly for [[MilestoneCelebration Anniversary Specials]] Specials of the series. The most known are the [[Recap/PowerRangersWildForceForeverRed "Forever Red" 10th Anniversary Special]] (''Series/PowerRangersWildForce''), Special, the [[Recap/PowerRangersOperationOverdriveS1E20OnceARangerPart1 Operation Overdrive "Once A Ranger" 15th Anniver]][[Recap/PowerRangersOperationOverdriveS1E21OnceARangerPart2 sary Special]] (''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'') Anniversary, and the [[Recap/PowerRangersSuperMegaforceS2EP20LegendaryBattle "Legendary Battle" 20th Anniversary Special]] (''Series/PowerRangersSuperMegaforce'', DirectToVideo UpdatedRerelease included.)
Special in Super Megaforce.
* {{Irony}}: The one ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series Sentai series, Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters that [[Series/TokumeiSentaiGoBusters actually uses the phrase "It's Morphin' Time!"]] Time!" (And in general a ''lot'' lot of references to ''Power Rangers'') Power Rangers) is being minimally used to skip from ''Megaforce'' Megaforce to ''Dino Charge''. Dino Charge. Especially ironic when you consider that ''Go-Busters'' Go-Busters was allegedly designed with American audiences in mind, hence the use of [[MovieSuperheroesWearBlack black leather costumes]] costumes instead of the traditional spandex garb found in most Sentai shows. Though that being said, most of those references were in the dialogue, which would get replaced even before the editing scissors got to the untransformed scenes.
* {{Jerkass}}: Multiple, most famously Bulk and Skull in ''Mighty Morphin''' Mighty Morphin' Season 1.
** At his worst, Eric in ''Time Force'' Time Force was this, even after he ''became became a Ranger.''



* KeepItForeign: Played straight in the Mexican dubs with the names of the Rangers and Zords until ''Dino Thunder'', since Disney bought the franchise and the Spanish dubbing was switched from Mexico to Argentina due to cost reasons. Due to [[ValuesDissonance complicated cultural reasons unrelated to the trope]], Argentinian translators translated them back to Spanish. When Saban bought back the series from Disney, the dubbing work returns again to Mexican hands.
* KickChick: Strongly averted. Both the male and female rangers tend to be quite adept at throwing kicks ''and'' punches, and the character who's the most notable for kicks is Tommy Oliver, whose signature move was chained roundhouse kicks.
* KidAppealCharacter: Fred in ''Mighty Morphin': The Movie'' and Justin in ''Turbo'' are definite ones; but other than that, generally averted. The Rangers appeal to their young audience well enough most of the time without resorting to a childlike AudienceSurrogate.

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* KeepItForeign: Played straight in the Mexican dubs with the names of the Rangers and Zords until ''Dino Thunder'', Dino Thunder, since Disney bought the franchise and the Spanish dubbing was switched from Mexico to Argentina due to cost reasons. Due to [[ValuesDissonance complicated cultural reasons unrelated to the trope]], trope, Argentinian translators translated them back to Spanish. When Saban bought back the series from Disney, the dubbing work returns again to Mexican hands.
* KickChick: Strongly averted. Both the male and female rangers tend to be quite adept at throwing kicks ''and'' and punches, and the character who's the most notable for kicks is Tommy Oliver, whose signature move was chained roundhouse kicks.
* KidAppealCharacter: Fred in ''Mighty Mighty Morphin': The Movie'' Movie and Justin in ''Turbo'' Turbo are definite ones; but other than that, generally averted. The Rangers appeal to their young audience well enough most of the time without resorting to a childlike AudienceSurrogate.



** ProtagonistPowerUpPrivileges: ...''and'' he gets all the best stuff, even when he's [[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce not exactly the leader]].
* LighterAndSofter AND DarkerAndEdgier: Yes, the sword cuts both ways. There's a lot of blood and death that gets cut out of SuperSentai... But a lot of silly humor gets the axe as well.
* LimitedWardrobe: Most seasons have this, though they're often justified by being some sort of uniform related to Ranger duties. Some seasons do avert it by letting the Rangers have multiple outfits, though they're still in [[ColorCodedCharacters signature colors]].

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** ProtagonistPowerUpPrivileges: ...''and'' and he gets all the best stuff, even when he's [[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce not exactly the leader]].
leader.
* LighterAndSofter AND DarkerAndEdgier: Yes, the sword cuts both ways. There's a lot of blood and death that gets cut out of SuperSentai... Super Sentai...But a lot of silly humor gets the axe as well.
* LimitedWardrobe: Most seasons have this, though they're often justified by being some sort of uniform related to Ranger duties. Some seasons do avert it by letting the Rangers have multiple outfits, though they're still in [[ColorCodedCharacters signature colors]].colors.



** The Juice Bar in ''Mighty Morphin''', all the way through ''Turbo''. Replaced by the Surf Spot in ''in Space''.
** ''Ninja Storm'' had Storm Chargers, the sporting goods store where Dustin (and later Hunter and Blake) works.
** ''Dino Thunder'' had Hayley's Cyberspace Cafe (where we first meet Trent).
** ''Mystic Force'' had Rockporium, Toby's music store, where Xander works and Vida sometimes spins.
** The HomeBase of ''Jungle Fury'', Jungle Karma Pizza, could double as this.
** ''Megaforce'' has Ernie's Brain Freeze.
** The cafeteria of the Amber Beach Museum in ''Dino Charge'', where the main Rangers work, could be a similar example to Jungle Karma Pizza.

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** The Juice Bar in ''Mighty Morphin''', Mighty Morphin', all the way through ''Turbo''. Turbo. Replaced by the Surf Spot in ''in Space''.
Space.
** ''Ninja Storm'' Ninja Storm had Storm Chargers, the sporting goods store where Dustin (and later Hunter and Blake) works.
** ''Dino Thunder'' Dino Thunder had Hayley's Cyberspace Cafe (where we first meet Trent).
** ''Mystic Force'' Mystic Force had the Rockporium, Toby's music store, where Xander works the Rangers work and Vida sometimes spins.
spins as a DJ.
** The HomeBase of ''Jungle Fury'', Jungle Fury, Jungle Karma Pizza, could double as this.
** ''Megaforce'' Megaforce has Ernie's Brain Freeze.
** The cafeteria Dino Bit Cafe of the Amber Beach Museum in ''Dino Charge'', Dino Charge, where the main Rangers work, could be a similar example to Jungle Karma Pizza.work.
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* EvilVirtues: There are a surprising number of villains with at least one redeeming trait. Notable in ''Lost Galaxy''.

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* EvilVirtues: There are a surprising number of villains with at least one redeeming trait. Notable in ''Lost Galaxy''.Lost Galaxy.



* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Generally justified. Justifications for family friendly energy weapons include aliens, time travel, [[GovernmentConspiracy secret government programs]], [[AWizardDidIt magic]], and in at least one case, [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney funding]].
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: The franchise has had its share of gruesome deaths, even if [[NeverSayDie it's not fond of the word "death]]."

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* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Generally justified. Justifications for family friendly energy weapons include aliens, time travel, [[GovernmentConspiracy secret government programs]], [[AWizardDidIt magic]], programs, magic, and in at least one case, [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney funding]].
funding.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: The franchise has had its share of gruesome deaths, even if [[NeverSayDie it's not fond of the word "death]]."death."



* FanFilm: A Hollywood-quality fan film simply entitled ''Power/Rangers'' was released in early 2015 with swearing, graphic violence and sexual content. With its high production values and known actors (Creator/KateeSackhoff and [[Series/DawsonsCreek James Van Der Beek]]) and skirted close to copyright infringement. (All fan-created content offered to the public is ''technically'' illegal regardless of earning money from it, except in cases of parody and/or review. Most are ignored because of the quality of the product and futility of chasing down every piece of fan fiction or fan art. The movie was good enough that it could be mistaken for an official production and ''especially'' because of the graphic content, it could have hurt the brand's image. Saban had the movie taken down in short order.
* {{Fanservice}}: Of the non-sexual kind; it's the only reason for the anniversary episodes "Forever Red" and "Once a Ranger".
** Meanwhile, the exceptional number of {{Beach Episode}}s in both ''Mighty Morphin'' and ''Ninja Storm'' count in the normal way (at least ''Ninja Storm'' had an excuse, as Tori was a surfer). ''Lost Galaxy'''s Yellow Ranger, Maya, also had a rather fanservicey outfit.
*** And Karone, the reformed Astronema, who had suddenly turned all [[{{Moe}} simple and demure]] after missing out on her own childhood, is always wrapped up in a tight black leather outfit for no apparent reason.

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* FanFilm: A Hollywood-quality fan film simply entitled ''Power/Rangers'' Power/Rangers was released in early 2015 with swearing, graphic violence violence, and sexual content. With its high production values and known actors (Creator/KateeSackhoff Katee Sackhoff and [[Series/DawsonsCreek James Van Der Beek]]) Beek) and skirted close to copyright infringement. (All fan-created content offered to the public is ''technically'' technically illegal regardless of earning money from it, except in cases of parody and/or review. Most are ignored because of the quality of the product and futility of chasing down every piece of fan fiction or fan art. The movie was good enough that it could be mistaken for an official production and ''especially'' especially because of the graphic content, it could have hurt the brand's image. Saban had the movie taken down in short order.
* {{Fanservice}}: Fanservice: Of the non-sexual kind; it's the only reason for the anniversary episodes "Forever Red" and "Once a Ranger".
** Meanwhile, the exceptional number of {{Beach Episode}}s Beach Episodes in both ''Mighty Morphin'' Mighty Morphin and ''Ninja Storm'' Ninja Storm count in the normal way (at least ''Ninja Storm'' Ninja Storm had an excuse, as Tori was a surfer). ''Lost Galaxy'''s Lost Galaxy's Yellow Ranger, Maya, also had a rather fanservicey fan-servicey outfit.
*** And Karone, the reformed Astronema, who had suddenly turned all [[{{Moe}} simple and demure]] demure after missing out on her own childhood, is always wrapped up in a tight black leather outfit for no apparent reason.



** PantyShot: Ashley from ''Turbo[=/=]In Space'' has one, but it was probably unintentional. That said, they do match her [[LimitedWardrobe Ranger color]], so the production team must have at least considered the possibility of it happening.
** Dulcea also delivers this in '''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie''.
* FantasyHelmetEnforcement: While the helmets on their suits don't count, safety helmets are used a lot to the point of FridgeLogic. ''Dino Thunder'' is a major offender.
* FantasyKitchenSink: Due to its many seasons, the show has had many different types of characters, including wizards, witches, space police, animal spirits, aliens, gods, demons, robots, cyborgs, and computer viruses... and they're ALL in the same universe (Well, for the most part).
* FinishingMove: Every season had one or more for the normal size, one for the giant size (of each megazord combination). Plus the Battilizer when available.

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** PantyShot: Ashley from ''Turbo[=/=]In Space'' Turbo/Space has one, but it was probably unintentional. That said, they do match her [[LimitedWardrobe Ranger color]], color, so the production team must have at least considered the possibility of it happening.
** Dulcea also delivers this in '''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie''.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie.
* FantasyHelmetEnforcement: While the helmets on their suits don't count, safety helmets are used a lot to the point of FridgeLogic. ''Dino Thunder'' Dino Thunder is a major offender.
* FantasyKitchenSink: Due to its many seasons, the show has had many different types of characters, including wizards, witches, space police, animal spirits, aliens, gods, demons, robots, cyborgs, and computer viruses... and they're ALL in the same universe (Well, for the most part).
* FinishingMove: Every season had one or more for the normal size, one for the giant size (of each megazord Megazord combination). Plus the Battilizer when available.



** TheHero: ''Always'' the Red Ranger, who is also TheLeader over 90% of the time. Usually HotBlooded to a degree (though there are some calmer ones) and often a newcomer; there's a reason for the trope RookieRedRanger.
** TheSpock: A more serious, logically-minded team member. Can easily form a RedOniBlueOni pair with a more emotional Red Ranger, thereby becoming Red's [[TheLancer Lancer]]. Either that, or they're a scientist and TheSmartGuy, though that role may go to the team's MissionControl ally instead. Both versions tend to be Blue Rangers.
** RuleAbidingRebel: The cool guy of the team; confident and independent (but not actually rebellious - usually). Tends to be the Red Ranger's NumberTwo and the other candidate for the team's [[TheLancer Lancer]]. Usually seen in Black Rangers.

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** TheHero: ''Always'' Always the Red Ranger, who is also TheLeader over 90% of the time. Usually HotBlooded to a degree (though there are some calmer ones) and often a newcomer; there's a reason for the trope RookieRedRanger.
** TheSpock: A more serious, logically-minded team member. Can easily form a RedOniBlueOni pair with a more emotional Red Ranger, thereby becoming Red's [[TheLancer Lancer]].Lancer. Either that, or they're a scientist and TheSmartGuy, though that role may go to the team's MissionControl ally instead. Both versions tend to be Blue Rangers.
** RuleAbidingRebel: The cool guy of the team; confident and independent (but not actually rebellious - usually). Tends to be the Red Ranger's NumberTwo and the other candidate for the team's [[TheLancer Lancer]].Lancer. Usually seen in Black Rangers.



** ''Samurai'' comes closest - two Caucasians, male (Jayden) and female (Emily), one African American (Kevin), one Asian (Mia), one Latin American (Mike), and one Mexican American (Antonio).
** Some of it matters in the details, but ''Samurai'' might take a second place to ''Zeo.'' Tommy was Native American (it was around the time of ''Zeo'' that they started playing up his Native American Heritage), Adam was Asian, Rocky was Hispanic, Tanya was African, and Kat was Caucasian (and even then she was an Australian living in America).
** Some seasons have also averted tokenism by having multiple actors from the same ethnic background, such as by having two people of Latin American descent on one team (''Turbo'' through ''In Space'', ''Mystic Force'') and two people of Asian descent on the same team (''Ninja Storm'', ''Operation Overdrive'' and ''RPM''). ''Jungle Fury'' averts it in an entirely different way by simply not having enough tokens - one Asian (Theo) and four white guys.
* FleetingDemographicRule: The seasonal themes; recycled ones include dinosaurs (eleven years between the first season of ''Mighty Morphin'' and ''Dino Thunder'', ten between ''Dino Thunder'' and ''Dino Charge''), ninjas (eight years between the third season of ''Mighty Morphin'' and ''Ninja Storm'', 14 between ''Ninja Storm'' and ''Ninja Steel''), animals (six years between ''Wild Force'' and ''Jungle Fury'') and {{Cool Car}}s (twelve years between ''Turbo'' and ''RPM''). Also, we had Rangers-as-public/civil servants in ''Lightspeed Rescue'' (2000) and themes around time and space in ''Time Force'' (2001) -- ''SPD'' would be aired in 2005 and its seasonal theme is arguably a combination of those two (and although the events are ''In Space'' is alluded to here for normalizing relations between Earthlngs and non-Earthlings, it is relatively minor theme-wise).

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** ''Samurai'' Samurai comes closest - two Caucasians, male (Jayden) and female (Emily), one African American (Kevin), one Asian (Mia), one Latin American (Mike), and one Mexican American (Antonio).
** Some of it matters in the details, but ''Samurai'' Samurai might take a second place to ''Zeo.'' Zeo. Tommy was Native American (it was around the time of ''Zeo'' Zeo that they started playing up his Native American Heritage), Adam was Asian, Rocky was Hispanic, Tanya was African, and Kat was Caucasian (and even then she was an Australian living in America).
** Some seasons have also averted tokenism by having multiple actors from the same ethnic background, such as by having two people of Latin American descent on one team (''Turbo'' (Turbo through ''In Space'', ''Mystic Force'') In Space, Mystic Force) and two people of Asian descent on the same team (''Ninja Storm'', ''Operation Overdrive'' (Ninja Storm, Operation Overdrive and ''RPM''). ''Jungle Fury'' RPM). Jungle Fury averts it in an entirely different way by simply not having enough tokens - one Asian (Theo) and four white guys.
* FleetingDemographicRule: The seasonal themes; recycled ones include dinosaurs (eleven (11 years between the first season of ''Mighty Morphin'' Mighty Morphin and ''Dino Thunder'', ten Dino Thunder, 10 between ''Dino Thunder'' Dino Thunder and ''Dino Charge''), Dino Charge), ninjas (eight (8 years between the third season of ''Mighty Morphin'' Mighty Morphin and ''Ninja Storm'', Ninja Storm, 14 between ''Ninja Storm'' Ninja Storm and ''Ninja Steel''), Ninja Steel), animals (six (6 years between ''Wild Force'' Wild Force and ''Jungle Fury'') Jungle Fury) and {{Cool Car}}s (twelve Cool Cars (12 years between ''Turbo'' Turbo and ''RPM''). RPM). Also, we had Rangers-as-public/civil servants in ''Lightspeed Rescue'' Lightspeed Rescue (2000) and themes around time and space in ''Time Force'' Time Force (2001) -- ''SPD'' SPD would be aired in 2005 and its seasonal theme is arguably a combination of those two (and although the events are ''In Space'' In Space is alluded to here for normalizing relations between Earthlngs Earthlings and non-Earthlings, it is relatively minor theme-wise).
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*** ''And'' launching a massive, coordinated attack on the entire universe in the ''[[Series/PowerRangersInSpace In Space]]'' finale. So... throwing parties for themselves and nearly conquering the entire universe. Still pretty cool.

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*** ''And'' And launching a massive, coordinated attack on the entire universe in the ''[[Series/PowerRangersInSpace In Space]]'' Space finale. So... throwing parties for themselves and nearly conquering the entire universe. Still pretty cool.



** CerebusSyndrome: ''In Space'' skewed the franchise more seriously, and ever since it's never been quite as goofy as the earliest seasons. ''RPM'' can be considered a half-Cerebus; its AfterTheEnd setting is darker than any before, but plays franchise tropes with a wink and a nudge that keep you from taking it ''too'' seriously.
** ReverseCerebusSyndrome: ''Ninja Storm'' brought a level of silliness and self-awareness back to the series (though not quite to the level of ''Mighty Morphin''). ''Samurai'' does this in contrast to ''RPM'''s darker elements.
* CharacterMagneticTeam: There's always at least one SixthRanger, but the Disney seasons tended to pile them on - ''Operation Overdrive'' is the only one of those that got away with a single SixthRanger (not Disney's fault, blame ''Super Sentai''). This is partly because a lot of those seasons started with reduced {{Power Trio}}s and had more room to expand. ''Dino Charge'' is another season that faithfully adapted a larger-than-normal amount of extra Rangers.
* ChestInsignia: Almost every Ranger sports a team logo and maybe a personal symbol ''somewhere'' on their suits; if not on the chest then on the belt buckle or helmet, usually. A number of these are BroughtToYouByTheLetterS.
** Strangely, the ''toy'' versions of the original ''Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers'' had chest logos that showed their chosen animals... when the TV versions did not.
* TheChosenMany: The franchise developed this as new teams were added every year, to the point that there's a bit of FridgeLogic that if things got bad enough the current Rangers could always call for support. However, it gets subverted when previous Rangers are brought up in ''Dino Thunder''; as it's noted that most former Rangers can't help them because they're retired, depowered, and/or out of contact. Ultimately, each Ranger team is largely on their own. (Then again, the ''Megaforce'' team was backed up by ''everyone'' in its finale...)
* ChromeChampion: Many {{Sixth Ranger}}s invoke this and the main ''Mighty Morphin'' Rangers got Metallic Armor in season 3.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Runs rampant among the villains, especially during the Zordon era. In [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace one]] SeasonFinale, TheStarscream and the GreaterScopeVillain actually take each other out, saving the Rangers the trouble of even having to fight them.

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** CerebusSyndrome: ''In Space'' In Space skewed the franchise more seriously, and ever since it's never been quite as goofy as the earliest seasons. ''RPM'' RPM can be considered a half-Cerebus; its AfterTheEnd setting is darker than any before, before but plays franchise tropes with a wink and a nudge that keep you from taking it ''too'' too seriously.
** ReverseCerebusSyndrome: ''Ninja Storm'' Ninja Storm brought a level of silliness and self-awareness back to the series (though not quite to the level of ''Mighty Morphin''). ''Samurai'' Mighty Morphin). Samurai does this in contrast to ''RPM'''s RPM's darker elements.
* CharacterMagneticTeam: There's always at least one SixthRanger, but the Disney seasons tended to pile them on - ''Operation Overdrive'' Operation Overdrive is the only one of those that got away with a single SixthRanger (not Disney's fault, blame ''Super Sentai''). Super Sentai). This is partly because a lot of those seasons started with reduced {{Power Trio}}s Power Trios and had more room to expand. ''Dino Charge'' Dino Charge is another season that faithfully adapted a larger-than-normal amount of extra Rangers.
* ChestInsignia: Almost every Ranger sports a team logo and maybe a personal symbol ''somewhere'' somewhere on their suits; if not on the chest then than on the belt buckle or helmet, usually. A number of these are BroughtToYouByTheLetterS.
** Strangely, the ''toy'' toy versions of the original ''Mighty Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers'' Rangers had chest logos that showed their chosen animals... animals...when the TV versions did not.
* TheChosenMany: The franchise developed this as new teams were added every year, to the point that there's a bit of FridgeLogic that if things got bad enough the current Rangers could always call for support. However, it gets subverted when previous Rangers are brought up in ''Dino Thunder''; Dino Thunder; as it's noted that most former Rangers can't help them because they're retired, depowered, and/or out of contact. Ultimately, each Ranger team is largely on their own. (Then again, the ''Megaforce'' Megaforce team was backed up by ''everyone'' everyone in its finale...)
* ChromeChampion: Many {{Sixth Ranger}}s Sixth Rangers invoke this and the main ''Mighty Morphin'' Mighty Morphin Rangers got Metallic Armor in season 3.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Runs rampant among the villains, especially during the Zordon era. In [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace one]] Space one SeasonFinale, TheStarscream and the GreaterScopeVillain actually take each other out, saving the Rangers the trouble of even having to fight them.



** The space colony Terra Venture in ''Lost Galaxy''.
** Mariner Bay, California in ''Lightspeed Rescue''.
** Silver Hills, Washington in ''Time Force''.
** Turtle Cove, Colorado in ''Wild Force''.
** Blue Bay Harbor, California in ''Ninja Storm''.
** Reefside, California in ''Dino Thunder''.
** Newtech City in ''SPD''.
** Briarwood, California in ''Mystic Force''.
** San Angeles, California in ''Operation Overdrive''.
** Ocean Bluff, California in ''Jungle Fury''.
** Corinth in ''RPM''.
** Panorama City in ''Samurai''.
** Harwood County, California in ''Megaforce''.
** Amber Beach in ''Dino Charge''.
* ClarkesThirdLaw: Invoked and subverted across various seasons. In the first few series, the Power Rangers received their powers, weapons and vehicles from Zordon, explicitly identified as an alien wizard, even if their first new zords were created by genius teammate Billy Cranston, and the Space Rangers relied on weapons provided by Zordon even if it simply appeared to be advanced technology. Magic continued to be the source of the Rangers' power immediately after Zordon's death in ''Lost Galaxy'', but from this point, series such as ''Lightspeed Rescue'', ''Time Force'', ''SPD'', ''Operation Overdrive'' and ''RPM'' were explicitly identified as using advanced technology as the source of their weapons and vehicles, even if it is generally implied that their powers all come from the same core source of the Morphing Grid.
* ClipShow[=/=]RecapEpisode: One in every season starting with ''Lost Galaxy'', though earlier seasons occasionally had them too, especially shortly before or after a power switch in the ''Mighty Morphin'' to ''Zeo'' days.
* CollectibleCardGame: Two of them: the ''Power Rangers Collectible Card Game'' which was released before ''RPM'', and the ''Power Rangers Action Card Game'' released alongside ''Megaforce''. Neither lasted long.
* ColorblindCasting: There's a mandate to make the team a FiveTokenBand, but generally nobody cares which token wears which Ranger color. (Though it did take them until ''Dino Charge'' to put a dark-skinned actress in a Pink Ranger suit, but part of that has to do with the general lack of black actresses cast in the Disney seasons.)
** As mentioned in the YMMV section, the franchise has not seen a black actress being cast as a Ranger for fourteen years -- specifically, in the years between ''Time Force'' and ''Dino Charge''. Before Camille Hyde got the part of Shelby in ''Dino Charge'', there have only been three black actresses who got to play Rangers: [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Karan Ashley]] (Aisha), [[Series/PowerRangersZeo Nakia]] [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Burrise]] (Tanya), and [[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Deborah Estelle Phillips]] (Katie); all three were cast as Yellow Rangers.
* ColorCharacter: Oh so many. A common way for {{Sixth Ranger}}s to set themselves apart is to ''not'' have this kind of name.
* ColorCodedCharacters: Every Power Ranger will dress exclusively in their Ranger color. Former Rangers will usually dress in neutral colors like black, gray or brown. Family members or love interests of specific Rangers will also often dress in their relevant Ranger's color. Every now and then, you'll get a side character, like Emily in ''Zeo'', who dresses exclusively in orange.

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** The space colony Terra Venture in ''Lost Galaxy''.
Lost Galaxy.
** Mariner Bay, California in ''Lightspeed Rescue''.
Lightspeed Rescue.
** Silver Hills, Washington in ''Time Force''.
Time Force.
** Turtle Cove, Colorado in ''Wild Force''.
Wild Force.
** Blue Bay Harbor, California in ''Ninja Storm''.
Ninja Storm.
** Reefside, California in ''Dino Thunder''.
Dino Thunder.
** Newtech City in ''SPD''.
SPD.
** Briarwood, California in ''Mystic Force''.
Mystic Force.
** San Angeles, California in ''Operation Overdrive''.
Operation Overdrive.
** Ocean Bluff, California in ''Jungle Fury''.
Jungle Fury.
** Corinth City in ''RPM''.
RPM.
** Panorama City in ''Samurai''.
Samurai and Super Samurai.
** Harwood County, California in ''Megaforce''.
Megaforce and Super Megaforce.
** Amber Beach in ''Dino Charge''.
Dino Charge and Dino Super Charge.
**Summer Cove in Ninja Steel.
* ClarkesThirdLaw: Invoked and subverted across various seasons. In the first few series, the Power Rangers received their powers, weapons and vehicles from Zordon, explicitly identified as an alien wizard, even if their first new zords were created by genius teammate Billy Cranston, and the Space Rangers relied on weapons provided by Zordon even if it simply appeared to be advanced technology. Magic continued to be the source of the Rangers' power immediately after Zordon's death in ''Lost Galaxy'', Lost Galaxy, but from this point, series such as ''Lightspeed Rescue'', ''Time Force'', ''SPD'', ''Operation Overdrive'' Lightspeed Rescue, Time Force, SPD, Operation Overdrive, and ''RPM'' RPM were explicitly identified as using advanced technology as the source of their weapons and vehicles, even if it is generally implied that their powers all come from the same core source of the Morphing Grid.
* ClipShow[=/=]RecapEpisode: One in every season starting with ''Lost Galaxy'', Lost Galaxy, though earlier seasons occasionally had them too, especially shortly before or after a power switch in the ''Mighty Morphin'' Mighty Morphin to ''Zeo'' Zeo days.
* CollectibleCardGame: Two of them: the ''Power Power Rangers Collectible Card Game'' Game which was released before ''RPM'', RPM, and the ''Power Power Rangers Action Card Game'' Game released alongside ''Megaforce''.Megaforce. Neither lasted long.
* ColorblindCasting: There's a mandate to make the team a FiveTokenBand, but generally nobody cares which token wears which Ranger color. (Though it did take them until ''Dino Charge'' Dino Charge to put a dark-skinned actress in a Pink Ranger suit, but part of that has to do with the general lack of black actresses cast in the Disney seasons.)
** As mentioned in the YMMV section, the franchise has not seen a black actress being cast as a Ranger for fourteen years 14years -- specifically, in the years between ''Time Force'' Time Force and ''Dino Charge''. Dino Charge. Before Camille Hyde got the part of Shelby in ''Dino Charge'', Dino Charge, there have only been three 3 black actresses who got to play Rangers: [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Karan Ashley]] Ashley (Aisha), [[Series/PowerRangersZeo Nakia]] [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Burrise]] Nakia Burrise (Tanya), and [[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Deborah Estelle Phillips]] Phillips (Katie); all three 3 were cast as Yellow Rangers.
* ColorCharacter: Oh so many. A common way for {{Sixth Ranger}}s Sixth Rangers to set themselves apart is to ''not'' not have this kind of name.
* ColorCodedCharacters: Every Power Ranger will dress exclusively in their Ranger color. Former Rangers will usually dress in neutral colors like black, gray gray, or brown. Family members or love interests of specific Rangers will also often dress in their relevant Ranger's color. Every now and then, you'll get a side character, like Emily in ''Zeo'', Zeo, who dresses exclusively in orange.



* CommLinks: The ''Mighty Morphin''' Rangers had communicators that also happened to tap into their mentor's teleportation system. Later teams had communications built into their morphers (and many of those are cell phones anyway). ''Dino Charge'' is the first season in years to have the communicators separate from the morphers, instead having them double as the holders for the Dino Chargers. ''Ninja Steel'' similarly has a separate and ''PR'' exclusive Ninjacom.
* CompositeCharacter: Back before they started adapting ''Sentai'''s annual cast change method we could get one Ranger in ''Power Rangers'' representing 2 or more different characters in ''Sentai''. Tommy takes the cake though representing 5 completely unrelated ''Sentai'' characters.
** Lord Zedd combines Dai Satan (Rita's boss) and Emperor Gorma XV (boss of the monsters in the Dairanger footage). Laspses into DecompositeCharacter as Dai Satan's sentai counterpart was used for Lokar and the Gorma costume was used for Master Org.

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* CommLinks: The ''Mighty Morphin''' Mighty Morphin' Rangers had communicators that also happened to tap into their mentor's teleportation system. Later teams had communications built into their morphers (and many of those are cell phones anyway). ''Dino Charge'' morphers. Dino Charge is the first season in years to have the communicators separate from the morphers, instead having them double as the holders for the Dino Chargers. ''Ninja Steel'' Ninja Steel similarly has a separate and ''PR'' PR exclusive Ninjacom.
* CompositeCharacter: Back before they started adapting ''Sentai'''s Sentai's annual cast change method we could get one Ranger in ''Power Rangers'' Power Rangers representing 2 or more different characters in ''Sentai''. Sentai. Tommy takes the cake though representing 5 completely unrelated ''Sentai'' Sentai characters.
** Lord Zedd combines Dai Satan (Rita's boss) and Emperor Gorma XV (boss of the monsters in the Dairanger footage).Dairanger). Laspses into DecompositeCharacter as Dai Satan's sentai counterpart was used for Lokar and the Gorma costume was used for Master Org.



* ContinuityCreep: Seasons are still mostly self-contained, but compare the interchangeable [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the Week]] from ''MMPR'' to, say, ''Operation Overdrive'''s ongoing treasure hunt.
* ContinuityNod: A LongRunner like ''Power Rangers'' is obligated to have them. For instance the Red Ranger towards the end of ''Turbo'' says "[[CatchPhrase May The Power Protect You]]", referencing Zordon's line from the earlier seasons.
* CreatorProvincialism: Most of the [[CityOfAdventure Cities Of Adventure]] are based in California, and the rest also appear to be in the western US. ''RPM'' has a couple hidden references to Boston (the hometown of its first executive producer Eddie Guzelian).
* CrossOver: From ''Lost Galaxy'' to ''SPD'' (with the exception of ''Ninja Storm''), there was a recurring tradition of the seasonal team-up, a two-parter where the previous season's cast meets up with the current Rangers to deal with a threat that requires their combined powers. ''Samurai'' briefly revived the tradition, but only one RPM Ranger showed up.

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* ContinuityCreep: Seasons are still mostly self-contained, but compare the interchangeable [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the Week]] Week from ''MMPR'' MMPR to, say, ''Operation Overdrive'''s Operation Overdrive's ongoing treasure hunt.
* ContinuityNod: A LongRunner like ''Power Rangers'' Power Rangers is obligated to have them. For instance instance, the Red Ranger towards the end of ''Turbo'' Turbo says "[[CatchPhrase May "May The Power Protect You]]", You", referencing Zordon's line from the earlier seasons.
* CreatorProvincialism: Most of the [[CityOfAdventure Cities Of Adventure]] Adventure are based in California, and the rest also appear to be in the western US. ''RPM'' RPM has a couple hidden references to Boston (the hometown of its first executive producer Eddie Guzelian).
* CrossOver: From ''Lost Galaxy'' Lost Galaxy to ''SPD'' SPD (with the exception of ''Ninja Storm''), 'Ninja Storm), there was a recurring tradition of the seasonal team-up, a two-parter where the previous season's cast meets up with the current Rangers to deal with a threat that requires their combined powers. ''Samurai'' Samurai briefly revived the tradition, but only one RPM Ranger showed up.



* DarkActionGirl: Most female villains. A few others are {{Dark Magical Girl}}s.

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* DarkActionGirl: Most female villains. A few others are {{Dark Dark Magical Girl}}s.Girls.



** ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': The normal version of ''[[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Zyuranger]]'''s [[MonsterOfTheWeek Dora Franke]] became the Frankenstein monster, while his second and third forms Zombie Franke and Satan Franke became two different forms of the same character, Mutitus.
** ''[[Series/PowerRangersZeo Zeo]]'': Prince Buldont of ''[[Series/ChourikiSentaiOhranger Ohranger]]'', who [[PlotRelevantAgeUp later grew into an older form]], Kaiser Buldont, became the characters Prince Sprocket (younger) and Prince Gasket (older).
** The conversion of ''[[Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman Gingaman]]'' to ''[[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy Lost Galaxy]]''. The BigBad Captain Zahab was split off into Scorpius and his more direct counterpart, Captain Mutiny.

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** ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': Mighty Morphin: The normal version of ''[[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Zyuranger]]'''s [[MonsterOfTheWeek Zyuranger's Dora Franke]] Franke became the Frankenstein monster, while his second and third forms Zombie Franke and Satan Franke became two different forms of the same character, Mutitus.
** ''[[Series/PowerRangersZeo Zeo]]'': Zeo: Prince Buldont of ''[[Series/ChourikiSentaiOhranger Ohranger]]'', Ohranger, who [[PlotRelevantAgeUp later grew into an older form]], form, Kaiser Buldont, became the characters Prince Sprocket (younger) and Prince Gasket (older).
** The conversion of ''[[Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman Gingaman]]'' Gingaman to ''[[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy Lost Galaxy]]''.Galaxy. The BigBad Captain Zahab was split off into Scorpius and his more direct counterpart, Captain Mutiny.



** Twice when converting ''[[Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger Timeranger]]'' to ''[[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Time Force]]''. The costume of BigBad Don Dolnero was used for comic relief character Gluto, and the BigBad with some of Dolnero's role was original-design Ransik. Meanwhile, the Rangers' commanding officer Captain Ryuya was split into Captain Logan and, more directly, Alex.
** ''[[Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger Hurricaneger]]'''s Motodrone: he's based off the adult form of Manmaruba, while Eyezak, a MonsterOfTheWeek he used, is actually Manmaruba's OneWingedAngel form.
** ''[[Series/PowerRangersJungleFury Jungle Fury]]'': Long, the ultimate BigBad of [[Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger Gekiranger]], was split into Dai Shi (inheriting his BigBad status and OneWingedAngel form) and General Scorch (inheriting his Phantom Beast form and TreacherousAdvisor status). Dai Shi possesses Jarod so in a way Long's Power Ranger counterpart is also Jarod who is also Rio's counterpart.
* DifferentStatesOfAmerica: The city of Los Angeles was first settled by the British instead of the Spanish and is called Angel Grove, and a number of other cities have alternate names, indicating similar alternate histories; most prominently, Boston was named Corinth in ''Series/PowerRangersRPM''.

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** Twice when converting ''[[Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger Timeranger]]'' Timeranger to ''[[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Time Force]]''.Force. The costume of BigBad Don Dolnero was used for comic relief character Gluto, and the BigBad with some of Dolnero's role was original-design Ransik. Meanwhile, the Rangers' commanding officer Captain Ryuya was split into Captain Logan and, more directly, Alex.
** ''[[Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger Hurricaneger]]'''s Hurricaneger's Motodrone: he's based off on the adult form of Manmaruba, while Eyezak, a MonsterOfTheWeek he used, is actually Manmaruba's OneWingedAngel form.
** ''[[Series/PowerRangersJungleFury Jungle Fury]]'': Fury: Long, the ultimate BigBad of [[Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger Gekiranger]], Gekiranger, was split into Dai Shi (inheriting his BigBad status and OneWingedAngel form) and General Scorch (inheriting his Phantom Beast form and TreacherousAdvisor status). Dai Shi possesses Jarod so in a way Long's Power Ranger counterpart is also Jarod who is also Rio's counterpart.
* DifferentStatesOfAmerica: The city of Los Angeles was first settled by the British instead of the Spanish and is called Angel Grove, and a number of other cities have alternate names, indicating similar alternate histories; most prominently, Boston was named Corinth in ''Series/PowerRangersRPM''.RPM.



* DiscOneFinalBoss: Every Big Bad before Dark Specter could be considered one, and there are one or more in several seasons afterward, with the straightest example probably being Scorpius from ''Lost Galaxy''.

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* DiscOneFinalBoss: Every Big Bad before Dark Specter could be considered one, and there are one or more in several seasons afterward, with the straightest example probably being Scorpius from ''Lost Galaxy''.Lost Galaxy.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: For younger fans who only got into the franchise thanks to the 2017 film, watching the show from the beginning would be very intriguing; they would have to skim through not just three 30+ episode-seasons of ''Mighty Morphin'', but ''also'' three more seasons, with a movie somewhere in the middle, just to get through the complete six-year Zordon-era story arc. Contrast to the Neo-Saban season that were airing at the same time as the movie, which only have two seasons with 20 episodes each.
* EarthIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse: Earth is ground zero for most alien invasions, has dozens of secret legacies and buried magic artefacts, and around twenty different Ranger teams where most planets are apparently lucky to have one.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: For younger fans who only got into the franchise thanks to the 2017 film, watching the show from the beginning would be very intriguing; they would have to skim through not just three 30+ episode-seasons of ''Mighty Morphin'', Mighty Morphin, but ''also'' also three more seasons, with a movie somewhere in the middle, just to get through the complete six-year 6-year Zordon-era story arc. Contrast to the Neo-Saban season that were airing at the same time as the movie, which only have two seasons with 20 episodes each.
* EarthIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse: Earth is ground zero for most alien invasions, has dozens of secret legacies and buried magic artefacts, artifacts, and around twenty 20 different Ranger teams where most planets are apparently lucky to have one.



* EvilIsHammy: Oh, hell yes. The best measure of a good ''Power Rangers'' villain is how much [[ChewingTheScenery scenery they can chew.]]

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* EvilIsHammy: Oh, hell yes. The best measure of a good ''Power Rangers'' Power Rangers villain is how much [[ChewingTheScenery scenery they can chew.]]
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* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: Nearly every GrandFinale before Neo-Saban era, with only Zeo and Jungle Fury being spared some form of it - both because they went for epic Storming The Castles instead; and Ninja Storm and Dino Thunder had both (simultaneously, even!). In Space'' did an All Your Base in the '''fourth episode''', with help from the [[Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]; and ''RPM'' had it practically as a RunningGag for a little while. Neo-Saban's first 2 series avoided this with both of theirs being either a FinalBattle outside the base or like those other seasons, StormingTheCastle. [[PowerRangersDinoCharge Dino Charge]] however brought it back.

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* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: Nearly every GrandFinale before Neo-Saban era, with only Zeo and Jungle Fury being spared some form of it - both because they went for epic Storming The Castles instead; and Ninja Storm and Dino Thunder had both (simultaneously, even!). In Space'' Space did an All Your Base in the '''fourth episode''', 4th episode, with help from the [[Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]; Turtles; and ''RPM'' RPM had it practically as a RunningGag for a little while. Neo-Saban's first 2 series avoided this with both of theirs being either a FinalBattle outside the base or like those other seasons, StormingTheCastle. [[PowerRangersDinoCharge Dino Charge]] however Charge, however, brought it back.



* AnimalThemedSuperbeing: [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Many]] [[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy teams]] [[Series/PowerRangersWildForce are]] [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder animal]] [[Series/PowerRangersJungleFury themed]] [[Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge one way or another]].

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* AnimalThemedSuperbeing: [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Many]] [[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy teams]] [[Series/PowerRangersWildForce are]] [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder animal]] [[Series/PowerRangersJungleFury themed]] [[Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge Many teams are animal themed one way or another]].another.



** After the end of the Zordon Era (Season 6, ''Power Rangers in Space'') the HumongousMecha are still called Zords.
** Also related to Zordon, way back in the very first episode he laid down ground rules for the Rangers: keep a SecretIdentity, never escalate a battle unless forced, and never use powers for personal gain. While Zordon is no longer around to enforce such things and most Rangers haven't even heard these rules, the principles are still followed most of the time (while the secret identity rule often goes out the window depending on the season, "no personal gain" is only occasionally violated and the escalation rule almost ''never'' is).

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** After the end of the Zordon Era (Season 6, ''Power Power Rangers in Space'') Space) the HumongousMecha are still called Zords.
** Also related to Zordon, way back in the very first episode he laid down ground rules for the Rangers: keep a SecretIdentity, never escalate a battle unless forced, and never use powers for personal gain. While Zordon is no longer around to enforce such things and most Rangers haven't even heard these rules, the principles are still followed most of the time (while the secret identity rule often goes out the window depending on the season, "no personal gain" is only occasionally violated and the escalation rule almost ''never'' never is).



** The material used for the Ranger suits differs slightly from the sentai versions (the sentai ones tend to be more shiny) so it's pretty clear what's ''Sentai'' footage and what's new.

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** The material used for the Ranger suits differs slightly from the sentai Sentai versions (the sentai Sentai ones tend to be more shiny) shinier) so it's pretty clear what's ''Sentai'' Sentai footage and what's new.



* AscendedFanboy: Crops up from time to time since ''Ninja Storm'', though Justin of ''Turbo'' was the first.

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* AscendedFanboy: Crops up from time to time since ''Ninja Storm'', Ninja Storm, though Justin of ''Turbo'' Turbo was the first.



* {{Badbutt}}: The Rangers in general and most {{Sixth Ranger}}s especially. Whether or not some elevate to full badass - and just which ones - is an exercise best left to the viewer.
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Or rather anyone really. We see training grounds ON THE MOON in ''Lost Galaxy'' with no sort of space suit. The ''Turbo'' season ends with the Rangers going up in space with no concerns for oxygen.
** Before that, Rita, Zed, and the henchmen had a base on the moon, with a big, open balcony. When Tommy was taken there during his Evil Phase, he didn't seem affected. This could be explained as magic (Rita's a witch), though whether this is the case in other seasons is a point of contention. Relevant is the fact that the series opens with a moon landing, which lets Rita out of her prison dumpster, and the astronauts are in full space suits.

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* {{Badbutt}}: The Rangers in general and most {{Sixth Ranger}}s Sixth Rangers especially. Whether or not some elevate to full badass - and just which ones - is an exercise best left to the viewer.
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Or rather anyone really. We see training grounds ON THE MOON in ''Lost Galaxy'' Lost Galaxy with no sort of space suit. The ''Turbo'' Turbo season ends with the Rangers going up in space with no concerns for oxygen.
** Before that, Rita, Zed, Zedd, and the henchmen had a base on the moon, with a big, open balcony. When Tommy was taken there during his Evil Phase, he didn't seem affected. This could be explained as magic (Rita's a witch), though whether this is the case in other seasons is a point of contention. Relevant is the fact that the series opens with a moon landing, which lets Rita out of her prison dumpster, and the astronauts are in full space suits.



** Cole uses the Falcon Rider and morph ''only'' (no spacesuit or anything) to duel Serpentera in ''Wild Force''.
* BefriendingTheEnemy: Due to a growing friendship Bulk and Skull become subtly less antagonistic toward the Rangers while they're in civilian mode over time. This becomes more blatant in an episode of ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'' where T.J., not believing Bulk and Skull would steal, helps them find the thief who framed them. Afterwards Bulk says "T.J. is pretty cool", and Cassie replies that T.J. thinks the same of them. Arguably, it is T.J., out of the other Rangers, who was probably the kindest to those two, which definitely helped to make the relationship between them and the Rangers better (of course, that is not to say that there weren't any occasions where the previous Rangers, before T.J. et al, [[ThrowTheDogABone threw them the bone]] -- there were subtle moments).

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** Cole uses the Falcon Rider and morph ''only'' only (no spacesuit or anything) to duel Serpentera in ''Wild Force''.
Wild Force.
* BefriendingTheEnemy: Due to a growing friendship Bulk and Skull become subtly less antagonistic toward the Rangers while they're in civilian mode over time. This becomes more blatant in an episode of ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'' Turbo where T.J., TJ, not believing Bulk and Skull would steal, helps them find the thief who framed them. Afterwards Bulk says "T.J. "TJ is pretty cool", and Cassie replies that T.J. TJ thinks the same of them. Arguably, it is T.J., TJ, out of the other Rangers, who was probably the kindest to those two, which definitely helped to make the relationship between them and the Rangers better (of course, that is not to say that there weren't any occasions where the previous Rangers, before T.J. TJ et al, [[ThrowTheDogABone threw them the bone]] bone -- there were subtle moments).



* BigDamnHeroes: {{Sixth Ranger}}s (and any Ranger guest stars) love this trope, due to StockFootage constraints.

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* BigDamnHeroes: {{Sixth Ranger}}s Sixth Ranger's (and any Ranger guest stars) love this trope, due to StockFootage constraints.



** Zordon from the first series up to ''Power Rangers in Space''.
** Captain William Mitchell from ''Lightspeed Rescue''.
** Captain Logan [[spoiler:and Alex Drake]] from ''Time Force''.
** Animus from ''Wild Force''.
** Sensei Kanoi Watanabe from ''Ninja Storm''.
** Supreme Commander Fowler/Doggie Cruger from ''Space Patrol Delta''.
** The Mystic Mother from ''Mystic Force''. [[spoiler: Actually a famous villain and former BigBad after a HeelFaceTurn]].
** Andrew Hartford from ''Operation Overdrive''.
** Gosei from ''Megaforce''.
** The Keeper from ''Dino Charge''.
* BirthdayEpisode: Mess with a Power Ranger on their birthday, and [[ItsPersonal he or she is going to be pissed off]]. [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Zack]], [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Justin]], [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace Ashley]], [[Series/PowerRangersSamurai Emily]], and [[Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge Riley]] all get a kill credit for a birthday present. Justin also gets a surprise visit from his father.

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** Zordon from the first series up to ''Power Power Rangers in Space''.
Space.
** Captain William Mitchell from ''Lightspeed Rescue''.
Lightspeed Rescue.
** Captain Logan [[spoiler:and and Alex Drake]] Drake from ''Time Force''.
Time Force.
** Animus from ''Wild Force''.
Wild Force.
** Sensei Kanoi Watanabe from ''Ninja Storm''.
Ninja Storm.
** Tommy Oliver from Dino Thunder.
** Supreme Commander Fowler/Doggie Cruger from ''Space Space Patrol Delta''.
Delta.
** The Mystic Mother from ''Mystic Force''. [[spoiler: Actually a famous villain and former BigBad after a HeelFaceTurn]].
Mystic Force.
** Andrew Hartford from ''Operation Overdrive''.
Operation Overdrive.
** Master Mao and RJ from Jungle Fury.
** Gosei from ''Megaforce''.
Megaforce and Super Megaforce.
** The Keeper from ''Dino Charge''.
Dino Charge and Dino Super Charge.
* BirthdayEpisode: Mess with a Power Ranger on their birthday, and [[ItsPersonal he or she is going to be pissed off]]. [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Zack]], [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Justin]], [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace Ashley]], [[Series/PowerRangersSamurai Emily]], off. Zack, Justin, Ashley, Emily, and [[Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge Riley]] Riley all get a kill credit for a birthday present. Justin also gets a surprise visit from his father.



* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Rangers and their friends are good; even the shady ones have an excuse: [[Series/PowerRangersSPD street-level hoods]]? Stealing to survive and help other homeless! [[Series/PowerRangersRPM Guy working with the mob]]? Screwed them all over to help an orphanage of {{Littlest Cancer Patient}}s! [[Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive Professional thief]]? ...Okay, that one was just glossed over, but he's probably one of those guys who's legitimately hired by companies to test security.
** ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder's'' Mesogog, while still black, was a ''particularly grey shade'' of black, as he is the sole villain of the series to not [[CardCarryingVillain carry an evil business card]]. He was a dinosaur hybrid who wanted to wipe out us filthy mammals and restore dinosaurs to their rightful place as the dominant creatures, and so thought what he was doing to be right, although his methods and manner make it dark enough to still be evil. Its grey, but only in comparison to the villains whose goals are ''stated'' to be "to be as evil as possible, nyahaha".
** The grayest ''Power Rangers'' villain is Ransik of ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce''. He wanted to take over the world in the present, because in the future, the mutations that result on rare occasion from the genetic engineering process that normally allows for perfect DesignerBabies for all are shunned to a degree that would make the mutants of X-Men count their blessings. Ransik's entire gang is gathered from the homeless mutants. He cackles as much as any past villain whose title is "Your Evilness" when causing mayhem, but he's got a reason for his hate and his motivation isn't simply greed or [[ForTheEvulz the evulz]] like many of the others.
* BookEnds: When Rocky is first introduced, he, Adam, and Aisha compete in and win a martial arts tournament; Rocky decides to retire from being a Power Ranger after being injured in another tournament.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: Of the original sentai counterpart. Any violence, dark or sexual is completely rewritten, removed or replaced. Notable is the "skimpy" villainess. Then again, here they got [[EvilIsSexy Astronema, Tenaya]] etc.
* BroughtDownToNormal: Most post-Zordon-era seasons end with the Rangers being depowered; either by having the power source run dry, willingly giving them up, or losing them. (Similar things happened ''during'' the Zordon era, but since the casts carried over and soon got new powers they qualify as DiscardAndDraw.)

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* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Rangers and their friends are good; even the shady ones have an excuse: [[Series/PowerRangersSPD SPD, street-level hoods]]? hoods? Stealing to survive and help other homeless! [[Series/PowerRangersRPM RPM Guy working with the mob]]? mob? Screwed them all over to help an orphanage of {{Littlest Cancer Patient}}s! [[Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive orphanage! Operation Overdrive Professional thief]]? ...thief]]?...Okay, that one was just glossed over, but he's probably one of those guys who's legitimately hired by companies to test security.
** ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder's'' DinoThunder's Mesogog, while still black, was a ''particularly grey shade'' particularly gray shade of black, as he is the sole villain of the series to not [[CardCarryingVillain carry an evil business card]]. card. He was a dinosaur hybrid who wanted to wipe out us filthy mammals and restore dinosaurs to their rightful place as the dominant creatures, and so thought what he was doing to be right, although his methods and manner make it dark enough to still be evil. Its grey, gray, but only in comparison to the villains whose goals are ''stated'' stated to be "to be as evil as possible, nyahaha".
possible".
** The grayest ''Power Rangers'' Power Rangers villain is Ransik of ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce''.TimeForce. He wanted to take over the world in the present, because in the future, the mutations that result on rare occasion from the genetic engineering process that normally allows for perfect DesignerBabies for all are shunned to a degree that would make the mutants of X-Men count their blessings. Ransik's entire gang is gathered from the homeless mutants. He cackles as much as any past villain whose title is "Your Evilness" when causing mayhem, but he's got a reason for his hate and his motivation isn't simply greed or [[ForTheEvulz the evulz]] evils like many of the others.
* BookEnds: When Rocky is Rocky, Adam, and Aisha are first introduced, he, Adam, and Aisha they compete in in, and win win, a martial arts tournament; Rocky decides to retire from being a Power Ranger after being injured in another tournament.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: Of the original sentai Sentai counterpart. Any violence, dark or sexual is completely rewritten, removed or replaced. Notable is the "skimpy" villainess. Then again, here they got [[EvilIsSexy Astronema, Tenaya]] Tenaya, etc.
* BroughtDownToNormal: Most post-Zordon-era seasons end with the Rangers being depowered; either by having the power source run dry, willingly giving them up, or losing them. (Similar things happened ''during'' during the Zordon era, but since the casts carried over and soon got new powers they qualify as DiscardAndDraw.)



* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: Each team has their own phrase they say before transforming. Whether or not this phrase is required varies. For instance, "It's morphing time!" was not required but saying the name of their dinosaur was explicitly required.
* CallingYourAttacks: It's most common for the name of the weapon to be called, rather than the effect. "Delta Max Striker!" "Power Sword!" However, there were a few situations where they'd name the attack too -- which made the use of more tricked-out weapons painful to watch. "Lunar Cue!" [Takes out weapon] "Break mode!" [Re-forms it] "Laser Pool!" [Creates phantom pool table, puts {{Power Crystal}}s on it] "Lunar Break!" [Launches them] Can we say overkill? It's part of the show's MerchandiseDriven nature: gotta make sure everything gets its name announced so the kids know what to beg the 'rents to go buy.
** Has been taken to the extreme in the seasons under [[ScapegoatCreator Bruce Kalish]] where even the ''guns'' are voice activated. That's right. Whether you call them guns or blasters or anything else, these weapons with quite noticeable triggers (y'know, devices which are operated via the finger) require the user to shout: '''"LASERS!"''' in order to make them fire.

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* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: Each team has their own phrase they say before transforming. Whether or not this phrase is required varies. For instance, "It's morphing time!" Morphin' Time!" was not required required, but saying the name of their dinosaur was explicitly required.
* CallingYourAttacks: It's most common for the name of the weapon to be called, rather than the effect. "Delta Max Striker!" "Power Sword!" However, there were a few situations where they'd name the attack too -- which made the use of more tricked-out weapons painful to watch. "Lunar Cue!" [Takes out weapon] "Break mode!" [Re-forms it] "Laser Pool!" [Creates phantom pool table, puts {{Power Crystal}}s on it] "Lunar Break!" [Launches them] Can we say overkill? It's part of the show's MerchandiseDriven nature: gotta make sure everything gets its name announced so the kids know what to beg the 'rents parents to go buy.
** Has been taken to the extreme in the seasons under [[ScapegoatCreator Bruce Kalish]] where even the ''guns'' guns are voice activated. That's right. Whether you call them guns or blasters or anything else, these weapons with quite noticeable triggers (y'know, devices which are operated via the finger) require the user to shout: '''"LASERS!"''' in order to make them fire.
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-->-- '''The original theme''' by Music/RonWasserman

''Power Rangers'' is a [[LongRunner long-running]] live action children's action franchise composed of original footage spliced with StockFootage from its Japanese counterpart, ''Franchise/SuperSentai''.

In 1993, Haim Saban decided to do an American adaptation of the previous year's ''Super Sentai'' program, ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'', after an unsuccessful prior attempts to adapt previous ''Sentai'' programs such as ''Series/ChoudenshiBioman''. [[CutAndPasteTranslation In a style not dissimilar to Carl Macek's treatment]] of ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'', the action sequences from ''Zyuranger'' were intercut with new footage and a new storyline, producing ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', the first entry in the franchise's history.

The original story followed the adventures of five "[[RecruitTeenagersWithAttitude teenagers with attitude]]", selected by an alien being called Zordon to fight his eternal enemy Rita Repulsa who was recently [[SealedEvilInACan released from containment.]] Naturally, she came with her own army of [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the Week]]. Zordon gave each teenager a TransformationTrinket to "morph" into costume as well as powerful HumongousMecha shaped like dinosaurs, called "Zords" (obviously, named after Zordon).

The second and third seasons had continued to use the ''Zyuranger'' suits, despite ''Zyuranger'' no longer being the main source footage. This was widely acknowledged to be a major cost saving for the show, whose ratings had slipped considerably during the third season, making no longer cost-effective to shoot all-new footage using the ''Zyuranger'' costumes. Utilizing the Sentai tradition of using new costumes every year, the series renamed itself ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'' for the fourth season.

It was not until the seventh season (''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'') that they took the final step in replacing the entire cast of heroes and villains every year. From now on, each season would end with the retirement of the entire team and the next season would begin with an unrelated group in a different city with a different set of powers with no direct connection to the previous series. In addition to keeping the show fresh, this excused the writers' [[RecycledScript recycling]] plots. "Red Ranger learns how to be a good leader", for example.

The extent to which each ''Power Rangers'' incarnation resembles its ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' counterpart varies from season to season. In most cases, the general premise is preserved, but its interpretation is greatly changed. ''Lightspeed Rescue'', for instance, added the US-exclusive "Titanium Ranger" to the team as its predecessor ''[=GoGoV=]'' did not include a traditional SixthRanger. However, some series have closely followed the plots of their counterparts and even borrowed whole episodes (''Time Force'', ''Wild Force'', ''SPD'', ''Samurai''). In other cases, the original premise is all but discarded (''Lost Galaxy'''s setting was changed from a LostWorld-style forest to a space station, and ''RPM'' took a goofy parody series with the mecha as [[RobotBuddy Robot Buddies]] and turned it into a story set AfterTheEnd). A major difference between ''Power Rangers'' and ''Super Sentai'' is that ''Power Rangers'' has a single continuity with all series set roughly in the same year it aired. (''SPD'', however, took place twenty years in the then-future, i.e. 2025 and ''RPM'' an AlternateUniverse.) Each ''Super Sentai'' season is typically treated as its own ContinuityReboot (barring ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'', which uses nearly all prior Sentai series [[BroadStrokes as backstory in some form]][[note]]Which is not to say Toei did not flirt with the idea, if the crossover movies and the Gokaigers' appearance in ''Series/DoubutsuSentaiZyuohger'' are any indication[[/note]]).

During production of its ninth season (''Time Force''), the show was acquired by Creator/{{Disney}} as part of a Creator/SabanEntertainment package deal for the purchase of what is now known as [[Creator/ABCFamily Freeform]] and thus ''Wild Force'' would be the first season produced under Disney and the last to be produced by MMPR Productions in California. During its eleventh season (''Ninja Storm'') production moved to New Zealand and Village Roadshow Productions took over production of the show until 2009. As of 2010, Saban has repurchased the series and all rights to it from Disney under a new umbrella venture called Creator/SabanBrands, effectively uncancelling ''Power Rangers''... again.

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-->-- '''The original theme''' by Music/RonWasserman

''Power Rangers''
Music/Ron Wasserman

Power Rangers
is a [[LongRunner long-running]] live action long-running live-action children's action franchise composed of original footage spliced with StockFootage Stock Footage from its Japanese counterpart, ''Franchise/SuperSentai''.

Super Sentai.

In 1993, Haim Saban decided to do an American adaptation of the previous year's ''Super Sentai'' Super Sentai program, ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'', Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger, after an unsuccessful prior attempts to adapt previous ''Sentai'' Sentai programs such as ''Series/ChoudenshiBioman''. [[CutAndPasteTranslation Choudenshi Bioman. In a style not dissimilar to Carl Macek's treatment]] treatment of ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'', Robotech, the action sequences from ''Zyuranger'' Zyuranger were intercut with new footage and a new storyline, producing ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the first 1st entry in the franchise's history.

The original story followed the adventures of five "[[RecruitTeenagersWithAttitude teenagers "teenagers with attitude]]", attitude", selected by an alien being called Zordon to fight his eternal enemy Rita Repulsa who was recently [[SealedEvilInACan released from containment.]] containment. Naturally, she came with her own army of [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the Week]]. Week. Zordon gave each teenager a TransformationTrinket Transformation Trinket to "morph" into costume as well as powerful HumongousMecha shaped like dinosaurs, called "Zords" (obviously, named after Zordon).

"Zords".

The second 2nd and third 3rd seasons had continued to use the ''Zyuranger'' Zyuranger suits, despite ''Zyuranger'' Zyuranger no longer being the main source footage. This was widely acknowledged to be a major cost saving for the show, whose ratings had slipped considerably during the third 3rd season, making no longer cost-effective to shoot all-new footage using the ''Zyuranger'' Zyuranger costumes. Utilizing the Sentai tradition of using new costumes every year, the series renamed itself ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'' Power Rangers Zeo for the fourth 4th season.

It was not until the seventh season (''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'') 7th season, Power Rangers Lost Galaxy that they took the final step in replacing the entire cast of heroes and villains every year. From now on, each season would end with the retirement of the entire team and the next season would begin with an unrelated group in a different city with a different set of powers with no direct connection to the previous series. In addition to keeping the show fresh, this excused the writers' [[RecycledScript recycling]] recycling plots. "Red Ranger learns how to be a good leader", for example.

The extent to which each ''Power Rangers'' Power Rangers incarnation resembles its ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' Super Sentai counterpart varies from season to season. In most cases, the general premise is preserved, but its interpretation is greatly changed. ''Lightspeed Rescue'', Lightspeed Rescue, for instance, added the US-exclusive "Titanium Ranger" to the team as its predecessor ''[=GoGoV=]'' [GoGoV] did not include a traditional SixthRanger. Sixth Ranger. However, some series have closely followed the plots of their counterparts and even borrowed whole episodes (''Time Force'', ''Wild Force'', ''SPD'', ''Samurai''). (Time Force, Wild Force, SPD, Samurai). In other cases, the original premise is all but discarded (''Lost Galaxy'''s (Lost Galaxy's setting was changed from a LostWorld-style forest to a space station, and ''RPM'' RPM took a goofy parody series with the mecha as [[RobotBuddy Robot Buddies]] Buddies and turned it into a story set AfterTheEnd). A major difference between ''Power Rangers'' Power Rangers and ''Super Sentai'' Super Sentai is that ''Power Rangers'' Power Rangers has a single continuity with all series set roughly in the same year it aired. (''SPD'', (SPD, however, took place twenty 20 years in the then-future, i.e. 2025 and ''RPM'' RPM an AlternateUniverse.) Each ''Super Sentai'' Super Sentai season is typically treated as its own ContinuityReboot (barring ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'', Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, which uses nearly all prior Sentai series [[BroadStrokes as backstory in some form]][[note]]Which is not to say Toei did not flirt with the idea, if the crossover movies and the Gokaigers' appearance in ''Series/DoubutsuSentaiZyuohger'' are any indication[[/note]]).

form.

During the production of its ninth 9th season (''Time Force''), (Time Force), the show was acquired by Creator/{{Disney}} Disney as part of a Creator/SabanEntertainment Saban Entertainment package deal for the purchase of what is now known as [[Creator/ABCFamily Freeform]] ABCFamily Freeform and thus ''Wild Force'' Wild Force would be the first season produced under Disney and the last to be produced by MMPR Productions in California. During its eleventh 11th season (''Ninja Storm'') (Ninja Storm) production moved to New Zealand and Village Roadshow Productions took over production of the show until 2009. As of 2010, Saban has repurchased the series and all rights to it from Disney under a new umbrella venture called Creator/SabanBrands, Saban Brands, effectively uncancelling ''Power Rangers''... Power Rangers...again.



* 1993-94: ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' (based on ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'', with newly recorded action sequences by the end of the season)
** 1994-95: ''Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers'' (featured mecha and monsters from ''Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger'', which was also the source for the White Ranger's costumes, while retaining the original ''Zyuranger'' costumes for the other five members)
** 1995: ''Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers'' (featured mecha and monsters from ''Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger'', while retaining the Ranger costumes (five ''Zyuranger'' and one ''Dairanger'') from previous seasons). Also introduced the only completely American team morph, the Ninja Ranger Powers, which were an intermediate mode between civilian and full-up Ranger powers.

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* 1993-94: ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' (based on ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'', with newly recorded action sequences by the end of the season)
''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'')
** 1994-95: ''Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers'' (featured (featured the White Ranger's costume, mecha and monsters from ''Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger'', which was also the source for the White Ranger's costumes, while retaining the original ''Zyuranger'' Zyuranger costumes for the other five members)
** 1995: ''Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers'' (featured mecha and monsters from ''Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger'', while retaining the Ranger costumes (five ''Zyuranger'' Zyuranger and one ''Dairanger'') Dairanger) from previous seasons). Also introduced the only completely American team morph, the Ninja Ranger Powers, which were an intermediate mode between civilian and full-up Ranger powers.



* 2002: ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'' (''Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger'')[[note]]While Disney took control of the franchise in the middle of the season, ''Wild Force'' retained the Saban production team for the full run.[[/note]]

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* 2002: ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'' (''Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger'')[[note]]While Disney took control of the franchise in the middle of the season, ''Wild Force'' retained the Saban production team for the full run.[[/note]]
(''Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger'')



* 2005: ''Series/PowerRangersSPD [[AC:Space Patrol Delta]]'' (''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'')

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* 2005: ''Series/PowerRangersSPD [[AC:Space Patrol Delta]]'' ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' (''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'')



* 2010: A {{recut}} of the first half of ''Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers'' Season 1.

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* 2010: A {{recut}} of the first 1st half of ''Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers'' Season 1.



** 2014: ''Power Rangers Super Megaforce'' (''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'', with costumes held over from ''Goseiger'' sharing screentime with the ''Gokaiger'' ones)

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** 2014: ''Power Rangers Super Megaforce'' (''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'', with costumes held over from ''Goseiger'' Goseiger sharing screentime with the ''Gokaiger'' Gokaiger ones)



* ''Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie'' (1997) had simply better production values than the TV series, and is within the regular continuity, setting up the premise of the ''Turbo'' season. See the ''Turbo'' entry for more info.
* ''Film/PowerRangers2017'' is a ContinuityReboot produced by Saban Brands and Lionsgate, going back to the original ''MMPR'' characters and premise.

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* ''Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie'' (1997) had simply better production values than the TV series, and is within in the regular continuity, setting up the premise of the ''Turbo'' season. See the ''Turbo'' entry for more info.
Turbo season.
* ''Film/PowerRangers2017'' is a ContinuityReboot produced by Saban Brands and Lionsgate, going back to the original ''MMPR'' MMPR characters and premise.



Now has a Wiki/TVTropes Website/{{Tumblr}} account [[http://powerrangerstropes.tumblr.com/ here.]] And JustForFun, we direct you to [[SoYouWantTo/WriteTheNextSuperSentai So You Want To Write The Next Super Sentai]]; most of which applies to ''Power Rangers'' as well. Additionally, check out the [[JustForFun/PowerRangersMarathonStream Marathon Stream]] [[Website/{{Twitch}} that Twitch TV hosted]] for the series in March 2017.

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Now has a Wiki/TVTropes Website/{{Tumblr}} account [[http://powerrangerstropes.tumblr.com/ here.]] And JustForFun, we direct you to [[SoYouWantTo/WriteTheNextSuperSentai So You Want To Write The Next Super Sentai]]; most of which applies to ''Power Rangers'' Power Rangers as well. Additionally, check out the [[JustForFun/PowerRangersMarathonStream Marathon Stream]] [[Website/{{Twitch}} that Twitch TV hosted]] for the series in March 2017.



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* MakeMyMonsterGrow: The specific TropeNamer is Rita Repulsa in ''Mighty Morphin''', though every season has constant examples except ''SPD'' (where it was only done occasionally, as most criminals had HumongousMecha instead).
* ThePsychoRangers: A term made popular thanks to ''In Space''.[[note]]It wasn't actually the first season to have evil counterparts to the Rangers. The seasons that preceded it actually did have their own versions; they just weren't called "Psycho Rangers". ''In Space'' was the first season to use the EvilCounterpart team as part of a small story arc and develop the personalities and relationships with the heroes, versus a 1-2 episode deal.[[/note]]

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* MakeMyMonsterGrow: The specific TropeNamer is Rita Repulsa in ''Mighty Morphin''', Mighty Morphin', though every season has constant examples except ''SPD'' SPD (where it was only done occasionally, as most criminals had HumongousMecha instead).
* ThePsychoRangers: A term made popular thanks to ''In Space''.[[note]]It In Space.It wasn't actually the first 1st season to have evil counterparts to the Rangers. The seasons that preceded it actually did have their own versions; they just weren't called "Psycho Rangers". ''In Space'' In Space was the first 1st season to use the EvilCounterpart team as part of a small story arc and develop the personalities and relationships with the heroes, versus a 1-2 episode deal.[[/note]]



* RookieRedRanger: In some seasons
* SixthRanger: OnceASeason, and the Disney years wound up adapting ''Sentai'' that had multiple extra rangers. It went to the point where ''Lightspeed Rescue'' made its own CanonForeigner Sixth Ranger: The Titanium Ranger. Coincidentally enough, ''[[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Zyuranger]]'' was the first to have a recurring sixth member and where it became a series staple for ''Super Sentai'', thus they can be considered co-Trope Namers. Subverted by the occasional MysteriousProtector and/or AloofAlly who doesn't join the team, and DoubleSubverted if they pass on the powers to someone who does.
** By extension, SixthRangerTraitor and EleventhHourRanger were also named by ''Power Rangers'' despite the show not having very many examples.

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* RookieRedRanger: In some seasons
seasons.
* SixthRanger: OnceASeason, OnceASeason and the Disney years wound up adapting ''Sentai'' Sentai that had multiple extra rangers. It went to the point where ''Lightspeed Rescue'' Lightspeed Rescue made its own CanonForeigner Sixth Ranger: The Titanium Ranger. Coincidentally enough, ''[[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Zyuranger]]'' Zyuranger was the first to have a recurring sixth 6th member and where it became a series staple for ''Super Sentai'', Super Sentai, thus they can be considered co-Trope Namers. Subverted by the occasional MysteriousProtector and/or AloofAlly who doesn't join the team, and DoubleSubverted if they pass on the powers to someone who does.
** By extension, SixthRangerTraitor and EleventhHourRanger were also named by ''Power Rangers'' Power Rangers despite the show not having very many examples.



!!The ''Power Rangers'' franchise provides examples of the following tropes:

* TheAce: Phantom Ranger, Shadow Ranger, most {{Sixth Ranger}}s before the footage runs out.

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!!The ''Power Rangers'' Power Rangers franchise provides examples of the following tropes:

* TheAce: Phantom Ranger, Shadow Ranger, most {{Sixth Ranger}}s Sixth Rangers before the footage runs out.



* AliensSpeakingEnglish: It doesn't matter whether you're American, from a galaxy far away or from another culture 3000 years ago, you ''will'' be speaking English. Fanon likes the idea that the Power has as a part of it a universal translator, like TranslatorMicrobes.

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* AliensSpeakingEnglish: It doesn't matter whether you're American, from a galaxy far away away, or from another culture 3000 years ago, you ''will'' will be speaking English. Fanon likes the idea that the Power has as a part of it a universal translator, like TranslatorMicrobes.



* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: Nearly every GrandFinale before Neo-Saban era, with only ''Zeo'' and ''Jungle Fury'' being spared some form of it - both because they went for epic {{Storming The Castle}}s instead; and ''Ninja Storm'' and ''Dino Thunder'' had ''both'' (simultaneously, even!). ''In Space'' did an All Your Base in the '''fourth episode''', with help from the [[Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]; and ''RPM'' had it practically as a RunningGag for a little while. Neo-Saban's first 2 series avoided this with both of theirs being either a FinalBattle outside the base or like those other seasons, StormingTheCastle. [[PowerRangersDinoCharge Dino Charge]] however brought it back.

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* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: Nearly every GrandFinale before Neo-Saban era, with only ''Zeo'' Zeo and ''Jungle Fury'' Jungle Fury being spared some form of it - both because they went for epic {{Storming Storming The Castle}}s Castles instead; and ''Ninja Storm'' Ninja Storm and ''Dino Thunder'' Dino Thunder had ''both'' both (simultaneously, even!). ''In In Space'' did an All Your Base in the '''fourth episode''', with help from the [[Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]; and ''RPM'' had it practically as a RunningGag for a little while. Neo-Saban's first 2 series avoided this with both of theirs being either a FinalBattle outside the base or like those other seasons, StormingTheCastle. [[PowerRangersDinoCharge Dino Charge]] however brought it back.
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