History Franchise / PowerRangers

20th Apr '17 3:21:05 PM AndyLA
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* 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.

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* LighterAndSofter AND DarkerAndEdgier: Yes, the sword cuts both ways. There's a lot of blood and death that gets cut out of SuperSentai...but But a lot of silly humor gets the axe as well.



* 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.

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* 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.uniforms (and in James' case, his team did have an official Blue Ranger that falls under the "Dark Male" description).



* PlugNPlayFriends: Any rangers who aren't friends before gaining their powers often become close friends almost immediately after becoming a team. New additions to the team also experience this. The exception to this is the occasional sixth ranger, who will butt heads with the Red for a leadership position for a few episodes before settling down.

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* PlugNPlayFriends: Any rangers who aren't friends before gaining their powers often become close friends almost immediately after becoming a team. New additions to the team also experience this. The exception to this is the occasional sixth ranger (although Dillon, who isn't a sixth ranger, fell into this category as well), who will butt heads with the Red for a leadership position for a few episodes before settling down.
18th Apr '17 3:17:33 PM WillKeaton
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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'' 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]]. 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.



The official website can be found [[http://powerrangers.com/ here]], along with the official Website/YouTube [[http://www.youtube.com/sabanspowerrangers account]], Website/{{Twitter}} [[http://twitter.com/PowerRangerNews account]], Website/{{Facebook}} [[https://www.facebook.com/powerrangers account]], and Instagram [[http://instagram.com/powerrangerspics account]].

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The official website can be found [[http://powerrangers.com/ here]], along with the official Website/YouTube [[http://www.youtube.com/sabanspowerrangers account]], account,]] Website/{{Twitter}} [[http://twitter.com/PowerRangerNews account]], account,]] Website/{{Facebook}} [[https://www.facebook.com/powerrangers account]], and Instagram [[http://instagram.com/powerrangerspics account]].
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14th Apr '17 10:23:46 PM AndyLA
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** The Juice Bar in ''Mighty Morphin'''. Replaced by the Surf Spot in ''in Space''.

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** The Juice Bar in ''Mighty Morphin'''.Morphin''', all the way through ''Turbo''. Replaced by the Surf Spot in ''in Space''.



* 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.
* 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)]], Nick and [[spoiler:both Koragg ''and'' Udonna (son-parents)]], Dillon and [[spoiler:Tenaya (siblings).]]

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** The cafeteria of the Amber Beach Museum in ''Dino Charge'', where the main Rangers work, could be a similar example to Jungle Karma Pizza.
* 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.
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)]], (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).]]



* LullDestruction: The dubbed-over dialogue in most of the fight scenes. If you compare the footage, the Sentai Rangers seldom talk during fighting (except for CallingYourAttacks), while the Power Rangers make liberal use of BadassBoast interspersed with YouFightLikeACow.

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* LullDestruction: The dubbed-over dialogue in most of the fight scenes. If you compare the footage, the Sentai Rangers seldom talk during fighting (except for kiais and CallingYourAttacks), while the Power Rangers make liberal use of BadassBoast interspersed with YouFightLikeACow.



* 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.

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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.themselves, be they Rangers (like Tommy in ''Dino Thunder'') or not (like the Keeper in ''Dino Charge'').



** OfficialCosplayGear: The toyline always includes prop morphers and weapons, and occasionally masks.
* 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. 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.

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** OfficialCosplayGear: The toyline always includes prop morphers and weapons, and occasionally helmet masks.
* 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.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.



* NoHuggingNoKissing (averted in some seasons, played straight in others)

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* NoHuggingNoKissing (averted NoHuggingNoKissing: averted in some seasons, played straight in others)others.



* NonSerialMovie: ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'', completely overridden by ''Mighty Morphin''' season 3 episodes 4-7.
* 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.

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* NonSerialMovie: ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'', completely overridden by ''Mighty Morphin''' season 3 episodes 4-7.
4-7. The [[Film/PowerRangers 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.



** 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)

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** 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)Megazord), plus two different Dragonzords (''Mighty Morphin'' and ''Ninja Steel'').



* ThePowerOfFriendship: "Teamwork" is a major running theme on the show.

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* ThePowerOfFriendship: "Teamwork" Teamwork is a major running theme on the show.



* PrecursorHeroes: Several teams (Galaxy, Wild Force, Mystic Force, Jungle Fury) are successors to previous non-Ranger groups of heroes. ''Samurai'' is a rare instances of the previous generations also wearing the spandex.

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* PrecursorHeroes: Several teams (Galaxy, Wild Force, Mystic Force, Jungle Fury) are successors to previous non-Ranger groups of heroes. ''Samurai'' is a rare instances instance of the previous generations also wearing the spandex.



* PunyEarthlings: Most alien villains love to mock humanity for being...well, humanity.

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* PunyEarthlings: Most alien villains love to mock humanity for being...well, Well, humanity.



* 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.
* 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 very many recycled elements.

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* 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.
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 very too many recycled elements.



* RequiredSpinoffCrossover: It was a tradition, though the Disney era phased it out, for the current Rangers to have an episode or two joining forces with last year's team.

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* RequiredSpinoffCrossover: It was a tradition, tradition ever since the rosters started changing, though the Disney era phased it out, out starting with ''Mystic Force'', for the current Rangers to have an episode or two joining forces with last year's team.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.



* 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'', and Tensou in ''Megaforce''. ''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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* 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.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.Rangers.
* RobotBuddy: Alphas 5 and 6 for the Zordon era plus ''Lost Galaxy'', Circuit in ''Time Force'', RIC in ''SPD'', and Tensou in ''Megaforce''.''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.



* SceneryGorn: Common to most finales, and all of ''RPM''

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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''.



* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Often used with the first morph and/or first use of the Megazord.

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* 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).



* {{Sentai}} (Considering the source material is titled ''Super'' Sentai...)

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* {{Sentai}} (Considering {{Sentai}}: Considering the source material is titled ''Super'' Sentai...)



* 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.

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* SeriesFauxnale: Twice. "Doomsday "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 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.



** ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'', sadly, took this a step backward; Gold and Silver became SingleMindedTwins, so the girl basically amounted to half a character. Though it did make up for it by having the mentor character be female and get plenty of focus.

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** ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'', sadly, took this a step backward; Gold and Silver became SingleMindedTwins, so the girl Gemma basically amounted to half a character. Though it did make up for it by having the mentor character character, Dr. K, be female and get plenty of focus.



* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: In the Zordon era. First there was Rita, then there was her boss Lord Zedd who was way worse than her, then Rita's Master Vile who Zordon described as more "wiser in the ways of evil than Lord Zedd" than The Machine Empire who Master Vile described as the only ones in the galaxy more evil than himself. Than finally Dark Specter, the grand monarch of evil who ruled over all the villains.

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* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: In the Zordon era. First there was Rita, then there was her boss Lord Zedd who was way worse than her, then Rita's Master Vile who Zordon described as more "wiser in the ways of evil than Lord Zedd" than The Zedd", then the Machine Empire who which Master Vile described as the only ones in the galaxy more evil than himself. Than Then finally Dark Specter, the grand monarch of evil who ruled over all the villains.



** ''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.

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** ''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.



* 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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* SparedByTheAdaptation: With the exception of [[spoiler:the first Magna Defender]] 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. ''In Space''.



* 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''.

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* 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''.''SPD'' (the latter of which goes so far as to explain discarded bullet shells as "energy pellets").



* 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 Earth because of the rangers 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 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 then 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.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Mostly the early seasons when they would rotate actors mid-season. Katherine was a reformed [[TheMole mole]] and was much different then 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.



* TaughtByExperience: Almost ''ALL'' Power Rangers, but expecially the '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, and Antonio.
* TerribleTrio: Bulk and Skull from ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' are Team Rocket minus one -- they're a pair of comically stupid henchmen (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'' Power Rangers, but expecially especially the 'Red Rookies'.
[[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 Antonio.
Miss Morgan.
* TerribleTrio: Bulk and Skull from ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' are Team Rocket minus one -- they're a pair of comically stupid henchmen 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.



* 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 and Emma. Of course, later ''Yellow'' Rangers include Katie, Kelsey, and Kira, while Kat Manx had a brief stint as a Ranger, too.

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* 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 Mia, Emma, Shelby and Emma. Sarah. Of course, later ''Yellow'' Rangers include Katie, 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, & 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'' 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.



* 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'' also fit this trope.
** ThoseTwoBadGuys: Squatt and Baboo, Rito and (post-BadassDecay) Goldar, Jindrax and Toxica, Marah and Kapri.

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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'' 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.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]].



* 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.
* TransformationSequence (and how!)

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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'' 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.
Emma, who ''also'' had one such episode.
* TransformationSequence (and how!)TransformationSequence: and how!



*** 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 calligraphy brushes (''Samurai'').

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*** 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 calligraphy brushes LED pointers (''Samurai'').



* TwoGirlsToATeam: The series pretty much enforced this in the 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.

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* 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.



* TheUnFavorite: Several characters have been known to be, even outside families

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* TheUnFavorite: Several characters have been known to be, even outside familiesfamilies:



** 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 FreudianExcuse for trying to destroy the Rangers, as he believes that accomplishing this feat will prove his superiority to Vrak.

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** 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 FreudianExcuse {{Freudian Excuse}}s for trying to destroy the Rangers, as he believes that accomplishing this feat will prove his superiority to Vrak.



* 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).

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* 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.]]



* WeAreAsMayflies: Particularly noticable. Aliens 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 was 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.

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* 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 was 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.



* 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 Washington state, and Turtle Cove in Colorado. Newtech City, and Briarwood are not known, but are somewhere on the west coast. Corinth appears to be on an 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]] to be in California, Silver Hills in Washington state, the State of Washington, and Turtle Cove in Colorado. Newtech City, and Briarwood and Amber Beach are not known, but are somewhere on the west coast. West Coast. Corinth appears to be on an east coast the East Coast (many believe UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}, based on Easter Eggs).



* WorldOfMuscleMen: Present in the comics. 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]]

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* WorldOfMuscleMen: Present in the comics.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]]
8th Apr '17 6:43:39 PM MichalkaManiac
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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'', 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.

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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 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.
8th Apr '17 12:35:06 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: For younger fans only familiar to the newer seasons, watching, for example, ''Mighty Morphin'' would be very intriguing; they would have to skim through not just this three-season series (one more than the current two-year structure), but ''also'' three more series, with a movie somewhere in the middle, just to get through the whole six-year story arc, from beginning to end. Contrast to many recent series being one (or since ''Samuari'') two seasons.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: For younger fans who only familiar got into the franchise thanks to the newer seasons, watching, for example, ''Mighty Morphin'' 2017 film, watching the show from the beginning would be very intriguing; they would have to skim through not just this three-season series (one more than the current two-year structure), three 30+ episode-seasons of''Mighty Morphin'', but ''also'' three more series, seasons, with a movie somewhere in the middle, just to get through the whole complete six-year Zordon-era story arc, from beginning to end. arc. Contrast to many recent series being one (or since ''Samuari'') the Neo-Saban season that were airing at the same time as the movie, which only have two seasons.seasons with 20 episodes each.
7th Apr '17 4:43:29 PM MichalkaManiac
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: For younger fans only familiar to the newer seasons, watching, for example, ''Mighty Morphin'' would be very intriguing; they would have to skim through not just this three-season series (one more than the current two-year structure), but ''also'' three more series, with a movie somewhere in the middle, just to get through the whole six-year story arc, from beginning to end. Contrast to many recent series being one (or since ''Samuari'') two seasons.
31st Mar '17 12:12:18 PM eroock
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->''They've got\\

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->''They've ->''"They've got\\



The power lies on their si-yi-yi-yi-yi-yide!''

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The power lies on their si-yi-yi-yi-yi-yide!''si-yi-yi-yi-yi-yide!"''
31st Mar '17 12:11:51 PM eroock
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-->''They've got\\

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-->''They've ->''They've got\\



-->--'''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''.

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

'''Power Rangers''' ''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''.
23rd Mar '17 4:46:37 PM fenyx4
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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'' as well. Additionally, check out the [[JustForFun/PowerRangersMarathonStream Marathon Stream 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'' as well. Additionally, check out the [[JustForFun/PowerRangersMarathonStream Marathon Stream Stream]] [[Website/{{Twitch}} that Twitch TV hosted]] for the series in March 2017.
23rd Mar '17 4:45:58 PM fenyx4
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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'' as well. Additionally, check out the [[JustForFun/PowerRangersMarathonStream Marathon Stream Twitch TV hosted]].

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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'' as well. Additionally, check out the [[JustForFun/PowerRangersMarathonStream Marathon Stream that Twitch TV hosted]].
hosted]] for the series in March 2017.
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