History Headscratchers / PowerRangers

23rd Mar '17 10:09:24 PM SuperMagneto
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* Shouldn't Lord Zedd alone be able to take on all 6 rangers back in 1993? Season 2 made Zedd out to be this big powerful overlord. As a kid, it was terrifying to see this evil creature get angry at his minions. I wonder why Zedd never teleported to earth and attack them himself given his ego. He seemed powerful enough to vaporize a human with just a snap of a finger.

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* Shouldn't Lord Zedd alone be able to take on all 6 rangers back in 1993? Season 2 made Zedd out to be this big powerful overlord. As a kid, it was terrifying to see this evil creature get angry at his minions. I wonder why Zedd never teleported to earth and attack them himself given his ego. He seemed powerful enough to vaporize a human with just a snap of a finger.finger.
* There are like over a hundred power rangers operating on earth at the same time. They are fully aware of each other, so why don't they all work together, and form a gigantic Justice League-type team? Why do the teams go their separate ways after the "Legendary Battle?"
23rd Mar '17 9:58:03 PM SuperMagneto
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* Shouldn't Lord Zedd alone be able to take on all 6 rangers? Season 2 made Zedd out to be this big powerful overlord. As a kid, it was terrifying to see this evil creature get angry at his minions. I wonder why Zedd never teleported to earth and attack them himself given his ego.

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* Shouldn't Lord Zedd alone be able to take on all 6 rangers? rangers back in 1993? Season 2 made Zedd out to be this big powerful overlord. As a kid, it was terrifying to see this evil creature get angry at his minions. I wonder why Zedd never teleported to earth and attack them himself given his ego. He seemed powerful enough to vaporize a human with just a snap of a finger.
23rd Mar '17 9:54:18 PM SuperMagneto
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** ...it would be too similar to ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' that the creators of those shows would threaten to sue?

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** ...it would be too similar to ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' that the creators of those shows would threaten to sue?sue?
* Shouldn't Lord Zedd alone be able to take on all 6 rangers? Season 2 made Zedd out to be this big powerful overlord. As a kid, it was terrifying to see this evil creature get angry at his minions. I wonder why Zedd never teleported to earth and attack them himself given his ego.
22nd Mar '17 9:39:52 AM Dembai
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*** Answered in ''Ninja Storm''. Because the public goes BERSERK when you use your powers for personal fame and fortune, resulting in civilians and the media being put at risk as they attempt to get close to a public-figure ranger. This is even seen in MMPR et al during Season 2 and continuing with Bulk and Skull being hurt, captured and even turned into chimps just for trying to find out who the rangers are.
15th Mar '17 11:02:54 PM Kayube
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*** Considering that nothing happens to the rangers' powers when they reveal their identities to Rocky, Adam, and Aisha (out of necessity in order to save Billy), it seems like the rules have an exception for things like that.
14th Mar '17 1:56:59 PM Kayube
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** Similarly, how did she get ownership of an industrial waste dump in "Teamwork"? She says she's using humanity's pollution against them, so she can't have just made the toxic waste appear by magic.
1st Mar '17 10:12:26 PM RoarkTenjouin
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** The "Less Marketable one" aspect isn't valid, since it's been proven that just because it wasn't very marketable in Japan doesn't automatically mean it won't be marketable in the US - ''Timeranger'' was a flop in terms of ratings and toy sales (it did well enough to avoid being cut short like ''JAKQ Dengekitai'' was, but that's it), while ''Gaoranger'' sold a ton of toys and was a big ratings success. However, ''Time Force'' was one of the most popular Power Rangers series (both at the time it aired and currently), whereas ''Wild Force'', while not as disliked now as when it first aired, is one of the more divisive series (and isn't as popular). Also, they never had to skip Sentai in the past (while Dairanger was never completely adapted, as the suits weren't used prior to Super Megaforce, some of the footage WAS adapted in season 2 of ''Mighty Morphin''), so to start doing so after adapting ''Shinkenger'' (a series which, while really liked, is heavily centered in Japanese culture) and ''Goseiger'' (which is widely considered one of the dullest sentai to date), two series which, if Saban had the option to before hand, would likely have been skipped, is a bit irritating to fans (especially since the first one that got skipped feels like it was practically BEGGING to be adapted into a sequel to RPM. And even if Saban still had to skip Sentai because of how far behind they were when they got the rights back, because it's being spread across 2 years, it means that they have to split the story in half - and as demonstrated by ''Samurai'' and ''Megaforce'', that can be disastrous. It would be one thing if Nickelodeon allowed Saban to film 40 episodes straight, but only aired 20 a year, but that's not the case.
19th Feb '17 7:26:58 PM SirVancelot131
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** No one mentioned the fact that they wouldn't just become celebrities, they'd be targets to all sorts of greed and general meddling. Knowing that those five/six kids are the superheroes full of alien weaponry that show up from out of nowhere to save the city every other day would definitely draw attention from the government and other people interested in studying/stealing their powers.

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** No one mentioned the fact that they wouldn't just become celebrities, they'd be targets to all sorts of greed and general meddling. Knowing that those five/six kids are the superheroes full of alien weaponry that show up from out of nowhere to save the city every other day would definitely draw attention from the government and other people interested in studying/stealing their powers. For example, in ''Time Force'' Wes's dad tries to lure the rangers from the future into the Silver Guardians, who, at that point, only protected those who paid for them.
27th Jan '17 10:26:06 PM Kayube
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** The chest insignias, like the bulky muscles, are probably there to bring the Rangers more in line with stereotypical American superheroes. (Also, maybe they were trying to be inclusive of the colorblind?)
27th Jan '17 5:58:29 PM RoarkTenjouin
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**** Even then, Kamen Rider doesn't usually have mecha (and when they do, it's usually CGI; the only exception I can think of are for crossovers/movies when the Riders lend their powers to the Sentai mech, and that doesn't happen all the time). Also, in the case of shows like ''Gokaiger'' and [=''ToQger''=], the teams are usually changing suits left and right[[note]]the former can change into any team they want; the latter can change colors[[/note]]; it makes sense for those suits to be simple and made of Spandex.



** There is still a fairly big difference between the Kamen Rider suits and the MMPR movie suits. Kamen rider suits (not trying to raise any blood pressure here) generally look like large chucks of fiberglass shells placed around the body, it looks like armor but doesn't exactly have a cinematic quality to them. The MMPR movie suits still had a "spandex" look to them but had additional armor-like pieces interwoven so they looked somewhat protective. As mentioned those suits looked fantastic but were rather fragile and exceptionally heavy (exact numbers vary, but just for reference the basic suit was about 25 lbs. and the White Ranger suit was about 40 lbs. because of the chest shield).
** It certainly started as a budgetary issue, and then became tradition. The "Kamen Rider shows have many Riders" argument doesn't quite work because early Kamen Rider shows did '''not''' have many Riders (this trend started on the "new" shows, from the last 15 years or so), or even one Rider with varying forms (this started with ''Black RX'', from the late 80s, which had three forms, but a single Rider). By the time the original tokusatsu shows got a good enough budget to afford a full team of armoured individuals, the look of a super sentai hero was already ingrained enough that it wasn't really something they ever bothered doing outside of the eventual mid-season power-up adding some armour to the spandex suit. It's also worth noting that even Rider suits were more "spandex-y" at the beginning, growing more and more elaborate over time, showing the evolution of their ability to actually make such a suit usable in the kind of acrobatics they use for fighting.

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** There is still a fairly big difference between the Kamen Rider suits and the MMPR movie suits. Kamen rider Rider suits (not trying to raise any blood pressure here) generally look like large chucks of fiberglass shells placed around the body, it looks like armor but doesn't exactly have a cinematic quality to them. The MMPR movie suits still had a "spandex" look to them but had additional armor-like pieces interwoven so they looked somewhat protective. As mentioned those suits looked fantastic but were rather fragile and exceptionally heavy (exact numbers vary, but just for reference the basic suit was about 25 lbs. and the White Ranger suit was about 40 lbs. because of the chest shield).
** It certainly started as a budgetary issue, and then became tradition. The "Kamen Rider shows have many Riders" argument doesn't quite work because early Kamen Rider shows did '''not''' have many Riders (this trend started on the "new" shows, from the last 15 years or so), or even one Rider with varying forms (this started with ''Black RX'', from the late 80s, which had three forms, but a single Rider). By the time the original tokusatsu shows got a good enough budget to afford a full team of armoured individuals, the look of a super sentai Super Sentai hero was already ingrained enough that it wasn't really something they ever bothered doing outside of the eventual mid-season power-up adding some armour to the spandex suit. It's also worth noting that even Rider suits were more "spandex-y" at the beginning, growing more and more elaborate over time, showing the evolution of their ability to actually make such a suit usable in the kind of acrobatics they use for fighting.


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**** There ARE Sentai mechs that lack PR counterparts - while we can let the pre-''Zyuranger'' mecha slide since they weren't adapted (and for that matter, we might as well exclude mechs from any season Saban is skipping - i.e., ''[=Go-Busters=]'', ''[=ToQger=]'', and so on) there's 2 ''Carranger'' mecha that don't have counterparts in ''Turbo''[[note]]the Radiacar Racer and the Norishion Extra[[/note]], 3 ''Gaoranger'' mech that don't have ''Wild Force'' counterparts[[note]]Gaokong, Gaoknight, and GaoPanda[[/note]], 1 ''Abaranger'', 1 ''Dekaranger'', and 1 ''Go-Onger'' mecha that do not have counterparts in ''Dino Thunder'', ''SPD'', and ''RPM[[note]]Bakuryuu Firenokodon, the Blast Buggy, and Engine Dai-Shogun, respectively[[/note]], and 3 ''Goseiger'' mecha that don't have ''Megaforce'' counterparts[[note]]Datas Hyper, Exotic Brothers, and Mystic Brothers[[/note]].
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