History Headscratchers / PowerRangersRPM

15th Jun '17 4:37:36 PM IRQ
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*** Amnesia doesn't work that way. Unless there's mechanical implants in his brain, he would remember--and if there were implants, he would have ''way'' bigger problems than a virus, because his brain would be bleeding.
*** Yes, and in reality, hitting a button on a mobile phone, wrist watch or joystick doesn't instantly transform you into a superhero. Sometimes you have to step back and remember this is a kid's show that runs heavily on AcceptableBreaksFromReality.

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*** ***** Amnesia doesn't work that way. Unless there's mechanical implants in his brain, he would remember--and if there were implants, he would have ''way'' bigger problems than a virus, because his brain would be bleeding.
*** ****** Yes, and in reality, hitting a button on a mobile phone, wrist watch or joystick doesn't instantly transform you into a superhero. Sometimes you have to step back and remember this is a kid's show that runs heavily on AcceptableBreaksFromReality.



*** [[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct Perhaps they're afraid that something even worse will happen instead.]] Considering what we see of the future in Zeo (which is probably the timeline where the Millenium Message was never sent) and what we see in RPM (which is probably the timeline where the Millenium Message was sent), I'd say their fear is pretty justified. Alternatively, Venjix was clever enough to [[Series/DoctorWho time-lock]] his entire invasion.
*** Also, look at the future in Time Force. It's not all that bad, other than the Mutant thing. Time Force knows that things worked out for the better. Maybe they're afraid that if they go back, they'll somehow mess something up, and their own time will become horrible?
*** If we just now had the technology to go back in time and fix such things as the black plague, one of those big wars that happened centuries ago, or one of those other big disasters that appears in history books, do you thing ''we'' would try to go and prevent them? No! Whatever happened thousands of years ago don't matter to us at all, we are still here and going back to fix it would probably just do something wrong. Yeah, it sounds selfish and all, but it really was something that happened hundreds of years ago.
*** It would cause a paradox. Preventing the apocalypse would eliminate the events leading to their society forming and them being born.
*** It's a matter of how events impact the future. Even tragic events can have positive results. If we stopped the Black Plague, for instance, we would have saved millions of lives, yes, but it would have a negative impact on the future, for the Black Plague caused the beginnings of the end of serfdom in Europe, creating the European middle class, and led directly to the Renaissance, and eventually to the Enlightenment as a result. If we stopped the Black Death, the world we live in today would be unrecognizable, and likely worse off. The same for Time Force and the Vengix virus. The events of RPM could have done for their world what the Black Death did for ours.
*** The not being born thing is a major concern. Saving lives in the past would change the population of the present. As would any change that, for whatever reason, resulted in even one of your many, many ancestral couples not hooking up. Or hooking up at a different time - your grandparents have sex three hours later than they should, a different sperm reaches the egg, and there goes your life.
*** No matter how you put it, it is a [[Series/DoctorWho fixed point]] in time

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*** **** [[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct Perhaps they're afraid that something even worse will happen instead.]] Considering what we see of the future in Zeo (which is probably the timeline where the Millenium Message was never sent) and what we see in RPM (which is probably the timeline where the Millenium Message was sent), I'd say their fear is pretty justified. Alternatively, Venjix was clever enough to [[Series/DoctorWho time-lock]] his entire invasion.
*** **** Also, look at the future in Time Force. It's not all that bad, other than the Mutant thing. Time Force knows that things worked out for the better. Maybe they're afraid that if they go back, they'll somehow mess something up, and their own time will become horrible?
*** **** If we just now had the technology to go back in time and fix such things as the black plague, one of those big wars that happened centuries ago, or one of those other big disasters that appears in history books, do you thing ''we'' would try to go and prevent them? No! Whatever happened thousands of years ago don't matter to us at all, we are still here and going back to fix it would probably just do something wrong. Yeah, it sounds selfish and all, but it really was something that happened hundreds of years ago.
*** **** It would cause a paradox. Preventing the apocalypse would eliminate the events leading to their society forming and them being born.
*** ***** It's a matter of how events impact the future. Even tragic events can have positive results. If we stopped the Black Plague, for instance, we would have saved millions of lives, yes, but it would have a negative impact on the future, for the Black Plague caused the beginnings of the end of serfdom in Europe, creating the European middle class, and led directly to the Renaissance, and eventually to the Enlightenment as a result. If we stopped the Black Death, the world we live in today would be unrecognizable, and likely worse off. The same for Time Force and the Vengix virus. The events of RPM could have done for their world what the Black Death did for ours.
*** ***** The not being born thing is a major concern. Saving lives in the past would change the population of the present. As would any change that, for whatever reason, resulted in even one of your many, many ancestral couples not hooking up. Or hooking up at a different time - your grandparents have sex three hours later than they should, a different sperm reaches the egg, and there goes your life.
*** **** No matter how you put it, it is a [[Series/DoctorWho fixed point]] in time



*** Presumably she knew that the series black suit's special abilty would be a shield right from the start, and foresaw the need to have weapons in unexpected places to test the black ranger at anytime to prompt his/her mastery of it.

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*** **** Presumably she knew that the series black suit's special abilty would be a shield right from the start, and foresaw the need to have weapons in unexpected places to test the black ranger at anytime to prompt his/her mastery of it.



*** Fine then. If we're ignoring the epileptic tree, then assume that the giant barrier also includes a superpowerful antivirus program. If he's just an earth virus, it would mean earth antiviruses and firewalls could keep him out, given effort.
*** It was the "World Internet Federation" who announced it was a virus. Maybe they were just mistaken? There would be no way to know that an artificial entity that acts like a virus was actually a general of an alien race of robots.
*** Especially since, with Zordon gone, Alpha 5 long destroyed, Billy on Aquitar, and none of the Zeo rangers being tech-savvy, there's nobody left who'd recognize Machine Empire programming or technology when they saw it.
*** I think it's more likely to be a virus. Dr K refers to it as such and considering she was the one who created it, I think she'd be smart enough to tell the difference. The fact that it spread because she couldn't upload a firewall in time tells me that Corinth is protected by that firewall alone.

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*** **** Fine then. If we're ignoring the epileptic tree, then assume that the giant barrier also includes a superpowerful antivirus program. If he's just an earth virus, it would mean earth antiviruses and firewalls could keep him out, given effort.
*** ***** It was the "World Internet Federation" who announced it was a virus. Maybe they were just mistaken? There would be no way to know that an artificial entity that acts like a virus was actually a general of an alien race of robots.
*** ****** Especially since, with Zordon gone, Alpha 5 long destroyed, Billy on Aquitar, and none of the Zeo rangers being tech-savvy, there's nobody left who'd recognize Machine Empire programming or technology when they saw it.
*** ****** I think it's more likely to be a virus. Dr K refers to it as such and considering she was the one who created it, I think she'd be smart enough to tell the difference. The fact that it spread because she couldn't upload a firewall in time tells me that Corinth is protected by that firewall alone.



*** In that case, it is most probably a relic of stock footage from sentai being used, and should be placed into the same "ignore" category as the whole "bystanders periodically become Asian" thing.
*** Or the fact that the mecha in this series HAVE FACES AND MOUTHS YET NO ONE EVER CARES TO POINT OUT WHY. Doesn't help that they completely removed any voice they might have had, more less made the series {{Darker And Edgier}}...Then again it does have Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight to compete with...
*** I don't think it's too hard to guess why the zords have faces. It's basically offering a middle finger to Venjix. It's like they're saying "Yeah, we're fighting technology with our own technology, but we haven't forgotten what makes us different. We're animals, you're machines, so suck it!" Not to mention the RPM team is more militarised than most ranger teams (despite them being civilian) and the military sometimes paint scary faces on the noses of their fighter jets, don't they?
*** That would work surprisingly well as an in-universe reason.

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*** **** In that case, it is most probably a relic of stock footage from sentai being used, and should be placed into the same "ignore" category as the whole "bystanders periodically become Asian" thing.
*** ***** Or the fact that the mecha in this series HAVE FACES AND MOUTHS YET NO ONE EVER CARES TO POINT OUT WHY. Doesn't help that they completely removed any voice they might have had, more less made the series {{Darker And Edgier}}...Then again it does have Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight to compete with...
*** ****** I don't think it's too hard to guess why the zords have faces. It's basically offering a middle finger to Venjix. It's like they're saying "Yeah, we're fighting technology with our own technology, but we haven't forgotten what makes us different. We're animals, you're machines, so suck it!" Not to mention the RPM team is more militarised than most ranger teams (despite them being civilian) and the military sometimes paint scary faces on the noses of their fighter jets, don't they?
*** ******* That would work surprisingly well as an in-universe reason.



*** [[WMG/PowerRangersRPM I have an idea regarding the faces.]]
*** Seems the cute animal thing was closest to the truth. Now we know Dr K was working on the Ranger tech as a child, so she probably designed the zords that way because she thought they were cute.
*** She was recently seen wearing cute animal slippers...
*** Doctor K did mention that she had help in the form of Gem and Gemma. Being as perky as they are, I wouldn't be surprised if the animal motif was *their* idea.
*** It could be Doctor K's Repressed Adult Child status. She was never allowed to go outside (she was told she's allergic to the sun.) Considering she actually wants to go outside so badly, likely she's seen pictures and/or video of nature and wildlife, which she desperately want to see for herself. Since she can't go to nature, she made nature come to her.

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*** **** [[WMG/PowerRangersRPM I have an idea regarding the faces.]]
*** ***** Seems the cute animal thing was closest to the truth. Now we know Dr K was working on the Ranger tech as a child, so she probably designed the zords that way because she thought they were cute.
*** ****** She was recently seen wearing cute animal slippers...
*** ****** Doctor K did mention that she had help in the form of Gem and Gemma. Being as perky as they are, I wouldn't be surprised if the animal motif was *their* idea.
*** ****** It could be Doctor K's Repressed Adult Child status. She was never allowed to go outside (she was told she's allergic to the sun.) Considering she actually wants to go outside so badly, likely she's seen pictures and/or video of nature and wildlife, which she desperately want to see for herself. Since she can't go to nature, she made nature come to her.



** My theory is the SPD declared earth a no land zone so that venjix couldn't infect beyond earth

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** ** My theory is the SPD declared earth a no land zone so that venjix couldn't infect beyond earth



*** That actually fits even if it ''doesn't'' take place when the above were still alive. Future Karovians would help their by now old ally of decades of friendship, but they too are being invaded. The incumbent Gold Ranger would help his father/grandfather/great-grandfather's legacy of Earth, but he too is fighting the Empire elsewhere. Aquitar would help the homeworld of its most legendary scientist who no doubt revolutionized their sciences, but the new Empire focuses on pollution, and so the Aquitarans are busy keeping their own world alive (they're rather vulnerable to unclean water, if you recall).

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*** **** That actually fits even if it ''doesn't'' take place when the above were still alive. Future Karovians would help their by now old ally of decades of friendship, but they too are being invaded. The incumbent Gold Ranger would help his father/grandfather/great-grandfather's legacy of Earth, but he too is fighting the Empire elsewhere. Aquitar would help the homeworld of its most legendary scientist who no doubt revolutionized their sciences, but the new Empire focuses on pollution, and so the Aquitarans are busy keeping their own world alive (they're rather vulnerable to unclean water, if you recall).



*** Er, taking charge of the civilian side of things and keeping order, while allowing the military side to take care of defense rather than micromanaging the military into oblivion with her lack of experience?
*** I know she wouldn't do any military work, but wouldn't we have seen her coordinate with the rangers ''at all?'' Then again, she could have just been something like a head researcher for the power source, or something to that effect.
*** Even if she was a mayor/president/dictator/prime minister/whatever the hell the person in charge of Corinth's civilian sector is called, while the rangers are not formally part of the military command structure, in practice their are essentially a "special forces" unit. Ergo, no military=no rangers. Hell, she may have been coordinating with Vasquez offscreen, Vasquez being the highest ranked remaining person, but since most of our focus was on Dr. K and the Rangers, we didn't get to see it.
*** And I thought Truman was the only dictator, what with the "high treason" thingie
*** Here we go with the whole "Totalitarian government in Power Rangers" deal again...Dr. K unleashed a virus that destroyed most of the planet. Though I don't think Truman was right in trying to arrest Dr. K, I can clearly see his reasoning.

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*** **** Er, taking charge of the civilian side of things and keeping order, while allowing the military side to take care of defense rather than micromanaging the military into oblivion with her lack of experience?
*** ***** I know she wouldn't do any military work, but wouldn't we have seen her coordinate with the rangers ''at all?'' Then again, she could have just been something like a head researcher for the power source, or something to that effect.
*** ****** Even if she was a mayor/president/dictator/prime minister/whatever the hell the person in charge of Corinth's civilian sector is called, while the rangers are not formally part of the military command structure, in practice their are essentially a "special forces" unit. Ergo, no military=no rangers. Hell, she may have been coordinating with Vasquez offscreen, Vasquez being the highest ranked remaining person, but since most of our focus was on Dr. K and the Rangers, we didn't get to see it.
*** **** And I thought Truman was the only dictator, what with the "high treason" thingie
*** ***** Here we go with the whole "Totalitarian government in Power Rangers" deal again...Dr. K unleashed a virus that destroyed most of the planet. Though I don't think Truman was right in trying to arrest Dr. K, I can clearly see his reasoning.



*** Where is it said "his mind was based on a human"? For all we know, he was only programmed to be a virus... and do virus stuff... and even if his mind is "human"... well, we tend to not recognize something we are not familiar with... You can differenciate your pets easily, but for people not familiar with them, all dogs, cats, etc, look the same. We humans also tend to have difficulties distinguishing ''humans of other races'' from one another, or male animals for female ones(Yeah, yeah, one can distinguish everything just fine if gets some "training" but that's no the point here)

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*** **** Where is it said "his mind was based on a human"? For all we know, he was only programmed to be a virus... and do virus stuff... and even if his mind is "human"... well, we tend to not recognize something we are not familiar with... You can differenciate your pets easily, but for people not familiar with them, all dogs, cats, etc, look the same. We humans also tend to have difficulties distinguishing ''humans of other races'' from one another, or male animals for female ones(Yeah, yeah, one can distinguish everything just fine if gets some "training" but that's no the point here)



** Probably something shifts in the structure to avoid combination, it's just not visible from the outside or at given angle.


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** Probably **Probably something shifts in the structure to avoid enable combination, it's just not visible from the outside or at given angle.

15th Jun '17 4:36:48 PM IRQ
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\n**Probably something shifts in the structure to avoid combination, it's just not visible from the outside or at given angle.

30th Dec '15 10:47:41 AM loracarol
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**** And i thought Truman was the only dictator, what with the "high treason" thingie

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**** And i I thought Truman was the only dictator, what with the "high treason" thingie
4th Sep '15 8:08:16 AM Summonwind
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** To maybe give a sense of normalcy to the population?
27th Jun '15 6:03:00 PM loracarol
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** Cops were probably busy ensuring that no civilian woman used the chaos to go on a robbing or killing spree. Firefighters were probably busy with fires caused by people falling asleep while holding burning objects. Military, I got nothin'. Maybe they were maintaining the machinery and systems to keep Corinth from falling apart or shutting down, so that when teh men woke up there would still ''be'' a Corinth?

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** Cops were probably busy ensuring that no civilian woman used the chaos to go on a robbing or killing spree. Firefighters were probably busy with fires caused by people falling asleep while holding burning objects. Military, I got nothin'. Maybe they were maintaining the machinery and systems to keep Corinth from falling apart or shutting down, so that when teh the men woke up there would still ''be'' a Corinth?
10th Apr '15 8:16:12 PM nombretomado
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* Am I the only one who notices all the Expies of DigitalDevilSaga? TheHero is similar to DDS's, TheLancer shares a connection with the BigBad to a mysterious girl, TheSmartGuy is a GeniusBruiser, TheChick is a strong fighter but still a TokenGirl, and TheBigGuy is mostly TheFool but becomes useful much later. (Saving Dr. K for Ziggy, Demi-fiend for Cielo.)

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* Am I the only one who notices all the Expies of DigitalDevilSaga? VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga? TheHero is similar to DDS's, TheLancer shares a connection with the BigBad to a mysterious girl, TheSmartGuy is a GeniusBruiser, TheChick is a strong fighter but still a TokenGirl, and TheBigGuy is mostly TheFool but becomes useful much later. (Saving Dr. K for Ziggy, Demi-fiend for Cielo.)
19th Mar '15 8:07:38 PM timemonkey
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** If he's the top ranking member of the surviving military why would he even need a promotion? There's nobody above him which makes Colonel the new highest rank.




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** So they can strike opponents with lightning? As they do in the episode.




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** If she was a red or sixth ranger this question wouldn't even be asked. Sometimes one ranger just outshines the others, this season it just happened to be her instead of the team leader or the latecomer. Dr. K wouldn't have recruited her if she wasn't badass to begin with. And asking how she managed to fight an opponent that beat the rest of her team can be asked any time a ranger does that. Hell, Kimberly beat the Terror Toad back in season one despite it eating the other four rangers and she wasn't even really a fighter yet. It happens.




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** Because sometimes criminals get things done, have resources that legit people do not and so the government and the rangers find him too useful a resource to get rid of until after the Big Bad is defeated and they can focus on minor problems.


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** No. First we the audience learn her horrible secret, this is both shocking but also builds suspense for how the Rangers will react when they find out. If you start with the reveal then it actually weakens the surprise from her backstory when it's finally shown.
1st Sep '14 9:17:40 PM SirSapphire
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** Get a ''two-part'' origin episode (that really could have been covered in a single) when everyone else only got one?
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* Meta-question: wouldn't it have made more sense to have Dr K reveal to the Rangers that she created Venjix, ''before'' her backstory episode? It would have made for much better drama if the audience didn't already know...
29th Jul '14 7:45:36 PM Hyrin
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** More than likely, they didn't bother maintaining that equipment and/or gutted it all for parts due to the facts that A) Corinth is small enough that travelling on foot is a viable option for getting around the whole place, and B) Colonel Truman's strategy consisted entirely of "Stay inside the dome at all costs." Why would you need to worry about a radio useful for transmitting hundreds of miles when you aren't more than 5-10 from any given point?



** Maybe he didn't want to risk his idiotic/treasonous generals getting their hands on that technology and using it for their own purposes.




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** Most likely out of fear of the backup deciding it wanted to be in charge and taking out the original.
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