History Headscratchers / PowerRangersRPM

3rd Feb '18 6:36:56 AM IAmManMan
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** Probably due to volume of data. When copying to a new body he has to download his entire "brain", personality, memories and all. The pillar keeps a full copy but shuts down. When transferring back he only has to send a quick burst of data with ny new memories since he took over the body.

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** Probably due to volume of data. When copying to a new body he has to download his entire "brain", personality, memories and all. The pillar keeps a full copy but shuts down. When transferring back he only has to send a quick burst of data with ny any new memories since he took over the body.
3rd Feb '18 6:35:50 AM IAmManMan
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** Probably due to volume of data. When copying to a new body he has to download his entire "brain", personality, memories and all. The pillar keeps a full copy but shuts down. When transferring back he only has to send a quick burst of data with ny new memories since he took over the body.
10th Jan '18 7:20:49 PM RoarkTenjouin
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**** Actually, the answer to all of the headscratchers attached to this one has been answered: RPM takes place in a different dimension. It's entirely possible that none of the aforementioned events in any previous season happened in RPM's dimension.




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*** She was attempting to put a firewall on when Alphabet Soup took her away. It's likely that she figured if she set up a firewall first, that would tip the folks off. If she released the virus, there was a chance that the folks at Alphabet Soup might assume it was an attack from somewhere else.




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*** Him being Colonel implies that he has someone he reports to. However, it's not uncommon for the person the superior of government-associated Rangers reports to being TheUnseen (see ''Lightspeed Rescue'').



* How do the monsters keep getting in with the shields up? In fact there's one episosde where Tenaya 7 and the 2 robots just walk through the doors. Is it ''that'' easy to breach shields?

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* How do the monsters keep getting in with the shields up? In fact there's one episosde episode where Tenaya 7 and the 2 robots just walk through the doors. Is it ''that'' easy to breach shields?




* Okay so you realise the city is full of sleeper agents, which can be detected via a scan of a photograph or with a simple swish of a hand held scanner; and you don't scan your staff who are maintaining your cities control centre for potential sleepers? It took Dr. K seconds to scan that photo and yet Vasquez was a sleeper and left in a prime position to be activated and turn on Col. Truman. Scanning my staff (and myself) and locking up any sleepers would have been my first action if I were in Col. Truman's position; or Dr. K's.

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\n* Okay so you realise realize the city is full of sleeper agents, which can be detected via a scan of a photograph or with a simple swish of a hand held scanner; and you don't scan your staff who are maintaining your cities control centre for potential sleepers? It took Dr. K seconds to scan that photo and yet Vasquez was a sleeper and left in a prime position to be activated and turn on Col. Truman. Scanning my staff (and myself) and locking up any sleepers would have been my first action if I were in Col. Truman's position; or Dr. K's.




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** Dr K probably figured that if any sleepers were in the control center, they would've awoken when she was scanning the photograph.



*** Regarding the two-parter: there wasn't a "Ranger Black" episode (since the first 3 episodes technically count as such), so they probably gave the episode that would've gone to Dillon had he not been the focus at the start to Summer.




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** He likely can only go one-way when performing a wireless transfer. Not to mention that there are things that can interfere with a wireless transmission (materials in the way, other wireless signals).




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** Likely because Bob, while acting criminal, is ultimately small potatoes in comparison to Venjix. While it's likely the military does have the firepower to take Bob's gang out, they have no way of knowing when Venjix will attack next, and the odds of Venjix just telling them "You know what? I'm gonna give you guys a break from my attacks as a reward for surviving this long. You guys can take a week to sort out your inner affairs" are pretty much nonexistent.
30th Dec '17 8:22:51 AM Wyldchyld
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*** I just assumed that Dr.K has a [[FetishFuel cute animal fetish]].

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*** I just assumed that Dr.K has a [[FetishFuel cute animal fetish]].fetish.
26th Nov '17 7:32:00 PM hellwolf99
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** It's possible that wealthy people were able to bring a great deal of resources with them and use them to rebuild their position in society.
27th Oct '17 5:59:58 PM TitoMosquito
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** They also probably allowed to stay in Corinth if they agree to cease criminal activities such as murder, bribery, and counterfeiting. [[FridgeHorror Unless, the Cartel negotiated to help Corinth in exchange for the law enforcement to "look the other way", maybe they bribed a guard in "Ranger Green".]]
26th Oct '17 4:56:55 PM TitoMosquito
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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.

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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.

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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
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