History Series / MightyMorphinPowerRangers

7th Jan '17 3:30:43 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}} / {{Badbutt}}: Tommy and Jason, mostly, though everyone got their chance to shine at some point (including Alpha, Bulk & Skull and the villains).

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* {{Badass}} / {{Badbutt}}: Tommy and Jason, mostly, though everyone got their chance to shine at some point (including Alpha, Bulk & Skull and the villains).



* TookALevelInBadass: Billy's job in the fights early on was mostly running and dodging the Putties. After a few episodes he took martial arts lessons from Trini's uncle and by the second season was a bonafide {{Badass}}.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Billy's job in the fights early on was mostly running and dodging the Putties. After a few episodes he took martial arts lessons from Trini's uncle and by the second season was a bonafide {{Badass}}.badass.
24th Dec '16 12:05:21 PM palmer7
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** In real life..... oh, the irony.
8th Nov '16 12:11:07 AM MegaZeo
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* HatePlague: "Stop The Hate Master."

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* HatePlague: "Stop The the Hate Master."
8th Nov '16 12:06:13 AM MegaZeo
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* EpiphanicPrison: "Island Of Illusion."

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* EpiphanicPrison: The Island of Illusion in, well, "Island Of of Illusion."
7th Nov '16 11:58:53 PM MegaZeo
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* BigNo: "Green With Evil, Part 1"

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* BigNo: "Green With Evil, Evil Part 1"I."
7th Nov '16 11:57:05 PM MegaZeo
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-->'''Commander Crayfish:''' "Huh? Pull back! Pull back!"

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-->'''Commander Crayfish:''' "Huh? Hold it! Pull back! Pull back!"
24th Oct '16 2:44:32 PM MegaZeo
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** The BigBad: Rita
** TheDragon: Goldar
** The EvilGenius: Finster
** [[TheBrute Brutish]] DarkChick: Scorpina
** ThoseTwoBadGuys: Squatt and Baboo

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** The BigBad: Rita
Rita.
** TheDragon: Goldar
Goldar.
** The EvilGenius: Finster
Finster.
** [[TheBrute Brutish]] DarkChick: Scorpina
Scorpina.
** ThoseTwoBadGuys: Squatt and BabooBaboo.



*** TheLeader: Jason
*** TheLancer: Zack
*** TheSmartGuy: Billy
*** TheBigGuy (with a touch of GeniusBruiser): Trini (she was the only one who could translate Billy's TechnoBabble and was probably more book smart on martial arts than Jason)
*** TheChick: Kimberly
*** The SixthRanger: Tommy

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*** TheLeader: Jason
Jason.
*** TheLancer: Zack
Zack.
*** TheSmartGuy: Billy
Billy.
*** TheBigGuy (with a touch of GeniusBruiser): Trini (she was the only one who could translate Billy's TechnoBabble and was probably more book smart on martial arts than Jason)
Jason).
*** TheChick: Kimberly
Kimberly.
*** The SixthRanger: TommyTommy.



*** TheLancer: Rocky
*** TheSmartGuy (BadassBookworm): Billy
*** TheBigGuy (GeniusBruiser): Adam
*** TheChick: Kim/Kat
*** TheHeart: Aisha
*** The SixthRanger: Although he's not really a Ranger, Ninjor often functioned as one.

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*** TheLancer: Rocky
Rocky.
*** TheSmartGuy (BadassBookworm): Billy
Billy.
*** TheBigGuy (GeniusBruiser): Adam
Adam.
*** TheChick: Kim/Kat
Kimberly/Katherine.
*** TheHeart: Aisha
Aisha.
*** The SixthRanger: Although he's not really technically a Ranger, Ninjor often functioned as one.



*** TheSmartGuy: Cestro
*** TheBigGuy: Tideus

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*** TheSmartGuy: Cestro
Cestro.
*** TheBigGuy: TideusTideus.
24th Oct '16 2:39:35 PM MegaZeo
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** In "The Wedding," Finster is trying to return Rita to normal size with his machine. He eventually says "I've never [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap turned it]] UpToEleven before", and this setting restores Rita to her normal size.

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** In "The Wedding," Finster is trying to return Rita to normal size with his machine. He eventually says "I've never [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap turned it]] UpToEleven before", before." and this setting restores Rita to her normal size.



*** Some licensed materials display it as "Morph'n", as apparently "Morphin" is a term for the drug Morphine.

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*** Some licensed materials display it as "Morph'n", "Morph'n," as apparently "Morphin" is a term for the drug Morphine.



** Daggers (close enough) were used in Season 2's "Bloom of Doom", as Trini tossing her daggers at a 90 degree angle saved Kimberly from being permanently trapped in an alternate dimension.

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** Daggers (close enough) were used in Season 2's "Bloom of Doom", Doom," as Trini tossing her daggers at a 90 degree angle saved Kimberly from being permanently trapped in an alternate dimension.
24th Oct '16 2:38:43 PM MegaZeo
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Long ago, Zordon [[SealedEvilInACan sealed the evil Rita Repulsa away in a space dumpster]] on a passing asteroid (a point leaving fans confused because the asteroid was never specified), but some careless astronauts accidentally freed her. Taking up residence on the moon, she declares war on Earth. Unable to fight her himself due to being trapped in a time warp, he asks his assistant, Alpha 5, to summon five "teenagers with attitude", [[TheStoic Jason]] [[{{Determinator}} Lee]] [[TheLeader Scott]], [[FunPersonified Zack]] [[DanceBattler Taylor]], [[ValleyGirl Kimberly]] [[DeadpanSnarker Ann]] [[TheChick Hart]], [[TheSmartGuy Billy]] [[NonActionGuy Cranston]] and [[JackOfAllStats Trini]] [[SoapboxSadie Kwan]], in order to stop Rita. He gave them the Power Coins, allowing them to morph into [[ColorCodedCharacters rainbow-colored]], [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaur-inspired]] superheroes and proceed to teach lessons of many kinds.

Ranger life gets a bit more interesting with the introduction of the [[HeelFaceTurn villain-turned-hero]] [[SixthRanger Green Ranger]], the new kid in school named [[BreakoutCharacter Tommy]] [[SpotlightStealingSquad Oliver]], which shakes up the character dynamics and introduces a new zord to shake up the mech battles. The season was supposed to end after 40 episodes with a GrandFinale, "Doomsday", but was so popular that they commissioned additional Toei-produced fight footage to continue the season. It is largely at this point where the series started making plans for a more long-term commitment. Tommy had his powers drained from him before "Doomsday", an adapted story where in the Sentai, the Green Ranger died, only for a time. Afterward, he get his powers back [[HourOfPower with restrictions]] in an effort to further ride the popularity of the character. The Toei-filmed action footage made some efforts to reflect the plot and characterizations of Power Rangers (such as the Blue Ranger's tech-savvineess and the romantic relationship between Green and Pink, and is referred to as "[[FanNickname Zyu2]]" footage in fan circles.

The second season introduced Rita's superior, Lord Zedd, who decides that he's had enough of her failures and banishes her. The Rangers learn that Zedd is much more powerful and that they need to upgrade their Zords into the mythology-themed "Thunder Zords", as a way to justify using ''Dairanger'' Zord footage instead of continuing to pay for more original footage. It brings up the final end of the Green Ranger powers, only to later introduce the White Ranger. It also featured the first Ranger replacements as three Rangers were chosen to go to a peace conference, while [[RealLifeWritesThePlot in reality, the actors demanded more money]].

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Long ago, Zordon [[SealedEvilInACan sealed the evil Rita Repulsa away in a space dumpster]] on a passing asteroid planetoid (a point leaving fans confused because the asteroid planetoid was never specified), but some careless astronauts accidentally freed her. Taking up residence on the moon, she declares war on Earth. Unable to fight her himself due to being trapped in a time warp, he asks his assistant, Alpha 5, to summon five "teenagers with attitude", attitude," [[TheStoic Jason]] [[{{Determinator}} Lee]] [[TheLeader Scott]], [[FunPersonified Zack]] [[DanceBattler Taylor]], [[ValleyGirl Kimberly]] [[DeadpanSnarker Ann]] [[TheChick Hart]], [[TheSmartGuy Billy]] [[NonActionGuy Cranston]] and [[JackOfAllStats Trini]] [[SoapboxSadie Kwan]], in order to stop Rita. He gave them the Power Coins, allowing them to morph into [[ColorCodedCharacters rainbow-colored]], [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaur-inspired]] superheroes and proceed to teach lessons of many kinds.

Ranger life gets a bit more interesting with the introduction of the [[HeelFaceTurn villain-turned-hero]] [[SixthRanger Green Ranger]], the new kid in school named [[BreakoutCharacter Tommy]] [[SpotlightStealingSquad Oliver]], which shakes up the character dynamics and introduces a new zord to shake up the mech battles. The season was supposed to end after 40 episodes with a GrandFinale, "Doomsday", "Doomsday," but was so popular that they commissioned additional Toei-produced fight footage to continue the season. It is largely at this point where the series started making plans for a more long-term commitment. Tommy had his powers drained from him before "Doomsday", "Doomsday," an adapted story where in the Sentai, the Green Ranger died, only for a time. Afterward, he get his powers back [[HourOfPower with restrictions]] in an effort to further ride the popularity of the character. The Toei-filmed action footage made some efforts to reflect the plot and characterizations of Power Rangers (such as the Blue Ranger's tech-savvineess and the romantic relationship between Green and Pink, and is referred to as "[[FanNickname Zyu2]]" footage in fan circles.

The second season introduced Rita's superior, Lord Zedd, who decides that he's had enough of her failures and banishes her. The Rangers learn that Zedd is much more powerful and that they need to upgrade their Zords into the mythology-themed "Thunder Zords", Zords," as a way to justify using ''Dairanger'' Zord footage instead of continuing to pay for more original footage. It brings up the final end of the Green Ranger powers, only to later introduce the White Ranger. It also featured the first Ranger replacements as three Rangers were chosen to go to a peace conference, while [[RealLifeWritesThePlot in reality, the actors demanded more money]].



Came to an end when Rita's father, Master Vile, arrived and reversed time, de-aging the teens. This forced Zordon to summon a stand-in team of ''Mighty Morphin' Alien Rangers'' (the first time we are informed of other ''Ranger'' teams) for about ten episodes while the Earth Rangers traveled through time and space to find the pieces of the Zeo Crystal to restore them to the proper time frame. Then as soon as the Earth Rangers returned to normal, the Command Center was blown up. This was the jumping off point for the new season ''Series/PowerRangersZeo.''

While the following three seasons, ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'', ''[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Turbo]]'' and ''[[Series/PowerRangersInSpace in Space]]'' featured rotating {{Big Bad}}s and Rangers themselves, ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'' provides a finale for what people call "The Zordon Era" and afterwards ''Power Rangers'' followed the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' standalone season/standalone team format, but unlike ''Super Sentai'', it's all in one continuity.

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Came to an end when Rita's father, Master Vile, arrived and reversed time, de-aging the teens. This forced Zordon to summon a stand-in team of ''Mighty Morphin' Alien Rangers'' (the first time we are informed of other ''Ranger'' ''other'' Ranger teams) for about ten episodes while the Earth Rangers traveled through time and space to find the pieces of the [[MacGuffin Zeo Crystal Crystal]] to restore them to the proper time frame. Then as soon as the Earth Rangers returned to normal, the Command Center was blown up. This was the jumping off point for the new season ''Series/PowerRangersZeo.''

While the following three seasons, ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'', ''[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Turbo]]'' and ''[[Series/PowerRangersInSpace in In Space]]'' featured rotating {{Big Bad}}s and Rangers themselves, ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'' provides a finale for what people call "The Zordon Era" and afterwards ''Power Rangers'' followed the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' standalone season/standalone team format, but unlike ''Super Sentai'', it's all in one continuity.



* ShesAManInJapan: Trini, whose Japanese counterpart was not only male, but by funny coincidence named "Boi". The show used stock footage of [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger ''Zyuranger'']] with the male Tiger Ranger as the female Yellow Ranger. It was only after Saban started producing more locally filmed action scenes that the Yellow Ranger would be played by a stuntwoman.

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* ShesAManInJapan: Trini, whose Japanese counterpart was not only male, but by funny coincidence named "Boi". The show used stock footage of [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger ''Zyuranger'']] ''[[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Zyuranger]]'' with the male Tiger Ranger as the female Yellow Ranger. It was only after Saban started producing more locally filmed action scenes that the Yellow Ranger would be played by a stuntwoman.



* TheAbridgedSeries: ''WebVideo/TruncatedPowerRangers''

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* TheAbridgedSeries: ''WebVideo/TruncatedPowerRangers''''WebVideo/TruncatedPowerRangers''.



** Titanus also pulls this in the "Doomsday Part I," charging onto the scene in attack mode with Zordon's command and blasting the Megazord and Dragonzord free from Cyclopsis' shock cables.

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** Titanus also pulls this in the "Doomsday Part I," charging onto the scene in attack mode with Zordon's command and blasting the Megazord Tyrannosaurus and Dragonzord Fighting Mode free from Cyclopsis' shock cables.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Scorpina disappeared from the series in the end of Season 1 after all the [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger ''Zyuranger'']] stock footage ran out. Although they did get [[TheOtherDarrin another actress]] to play Scorpina in Season 2, they couldn't get a hold of her for more than a single episode.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Scorpina disappeared from the series in the end of Season 1 after all the [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger ''Zyuranger'']] ''[[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Zyuranger]]'' stock footage ran out. Although they did get [[TheOtherDarrin another actress]] to play Scorpina in Season 2, they couldn't get a hold of her for more than a single episode.



** Angela and Richie, Zack's and Trini's respective love interests. When the two of them were replaced by Adam and Aisha, Angela and Richie no longer had any reason to be on the show. The same applies to Zack's cousin Curtis.

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** Angela and Richie, Zack's and Trini's respective love interests. When the two of them were replaced by Adam and Aisha, Angela and Richie no longer had any reason to be on the show. The same applies to Zack's cousin Curtis. Richie and Curtis were mainly there to be White Ranger [[RedHerring Red Herrings]] as well, so that was another reason they'd outlived their usefulness.



* ClassicallyTrainedExtra: Jason Narvy as Skull, who has Shakespeare training and even acquired a [=PhD=] in Dramatic Arts years later. That's right, [[NotThatKindOfDoctor ''Doctor'']] Jason Narvy.

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* ClassicallyTrainedExtra: Jason Narvy as Skull, who has Shakespeare training and even acquired a [=PhD=] in Dramatic Arts years later. That's right, [[NotThatKindOfDoctor ''Doctor'']] ''[[NotThatKindOfDoctor Doctor]]'' Jason Narvy.



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: In a scene from "Goldar's Vice-Versa", Bulk finds a note in his locker, the sender asking to meet as "I [the sender] have what you're looking for". Bulk gives the note to Skull, asking (rhetorically) "Do you know what this means?" Skull responds, "Yeah: Someone knows the combination to your locker." Bulk is ''not'' impressed. To be fair to Skull, though, he does ''have'' a point: Assuming a mundane explanation for how the note got into Bulk's locker. (It's still the ''wrong'' point...)

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: In a scene from "Goldar's Vice-Versa", Vice-Versa," Bulk finds a note in his locker, the sender asking to meet as "I [the sender] have what you're looking for". Bulk gives the note to Skull, asking (rhetorically) "Do you know what this means?" Skull responds, "Yeah: Someone knows the combination to your locker." Bulk is ''not'' impressed. To be fair to Skull, though, he does ''have'' a point: Assuming a mundane explanation for how the note got into Bulk's locker. (It's still the ''wrong'' point...)



* ContinuityNod: Katherine and Lord Zedd in "Master Vile and the Metallic Armor", when referring to Tommy's attempts to find the Zeo Crystal.

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* ContinuityNod: Katherine and Lord Zedd in "Master Vile and the Metallic Armor", Armor," when referring to Tommy's attempts to find the Zeo Crystal.



* CowardlyLion: In "When is a Ranger Not a Ranger?", after the Scatterbrain monster erases ''all'' the Rangers' memories, inadvertently revealing their identities to Bulk and Skull, the two realize they're the only thing standing between the deaths of "those dweebs" and the destruction of Earth. Even though they're clearly terrified, the two stand up to Scatterbrain and challenge him to a showdown. It doesn't go completely to plan, as Bulk and Skull end up losing the memories of the Rangers' identities, but they still manage to restore the Rangers' memories and allow them to destroy Scatterbrain.

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* CowardlyLion: In "When is a Ranger Not a Ranger?", Ranger?" after the Scatterbrain monster erases ''all'' the Rangers' memories, inadvertently revealing their identities to Bulk and Skull, the two realize they're the only thing standing between the deaths of "those dweebs" and the destruction of Earth. Even though they're clearly terrified, the two stand up to Scatterbrain and challenge him to a showdown. It doesn't go completely to plan, as Bulk and Skull end up losing the memories of the Rangers' identities, but they still manage to restore the Rangers' memories and allow them to destroy Scatterbrain.



* {{Hammerspace}}: In "A Bad Reflection on You", Bulk has a small lunchbox which his mom somehow crammed a bunch of food into it (including a mustard bottle, ketchup bottle, ham, footlong, pineapple. cream pie, etc.). The Rangers are perplexed.

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* {{Hammerspace}}: In "A Bad Reflection on You", You," Bulk has a small lunchbox which his mom somehow crammed a bunch of food into it (including a mustard bottle, ketchup bottle, ham, footlong, pineapple. cream pie, etc.). The Rangers are perplexed.



** As Rita Repulsa is being shrunk down by Zedd in "The Mutiny Part I," she exclaims "I'm shrinking! What a planet!", a reference the Wicked Witch of the West's final words in Film/TheWizardOfOz.

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** As Rita Repulsa is being shrunk down by Zedd in "The Mutiny Part I," she exclaims "I'm shrinking! What a planet!", a planet!" This is an obvious reference the Wicked Witch of the West's final words in Film/TheWizardOfOz.''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', which was the largest inspiration for Rita when the show began.
*** Aside from Rita, the voice and dialogue of the third-season monster Witchblade are shout-outs to the film version of the [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Wicked Witch of the West]]. Witchblade's dying words are "I'm falling, falling - what a world!"



** Both Rita's voice and the voice and dialogue of the third-season monster Witchblade are shout-outs to the film version of the [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Wicked Witch of the West]]. Witchblade's dying words are "I'm falling, falling - what a world!"



* WhiteMaskOfDoom: Madam Woe sports one. Or it may just be her face.

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* WhiteMaskOfDoom: Madam Woe sports one. Or it may just be her face. Nimrod the Scarlet Sentinel also has a similar, might-be-a-mask-type face.
23rd Oct '16 1:38:26 AM DeepthroatGhoul
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: In a scene from Season 2, Bulk finds a note in his locker, the sender asking to meet as "I [the sender] have what you're looking for". Bulk gives the note to Skull, asking (rhetorically) "Do you know what this means?" Skull responds, "Yeah: Someone knows the combination to your locker." Bulk is ''not'' impressed. To be fair to Skull, though, he does ''have'' a point: Assuming a mundane explanation for how the note got into Bulk's locker. (It's still the ''wrong'' point...)

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: In a scene from Season 2, "Goldar's Vice-Versa", Bulk finds a note in his locker, the sender asking to meet as "I [the sender] have what you're looking for". Bulk gives the note to Skull, asking (rhetorically) "Do you know what this means?" Skull responds, "Yeah: Someone knows the combination to your locker." Bulk is ''not'' impressed. To be fair to Skull, though, he does ''have'' a point: Assuming a mundane explanation for how the note got into Bulk's locker. (It's still the ''wrong'' point...)



* ContinuityNod: Katherine and Lord Zedd in "Master Vile and the Metallic Armor," when referring to Tommy's attempts to find the Zeo Crystal.

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* ContinuityNod: Katherine and Lord Zedd in "Master Vile and the Metallic Armor," Armor", when referring to Tommy's attempts to find the Zeo Crystal.



* CowardlyLion: After the Scatterbrain monster erases ''all'' the Rangers' memories, inadvertently revealing their identities to Bulk and Skull, the two realize they're the only thing standing between the deaths of "those dweebs" and the destruction of Earth. Even though they're clearly terrified, the two stand up to Scatterbrain and challenge him to a showdown. It doesn't go completely to plan, as they end up losing the memories of the Rangers' identities, but they still manage to restore the Rangers' memories and allow them to destroy Scatterbrain.

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* CowardlyLion: After In "When is a Ranger Not a Ranger?", after the Scatterbrain monster erases ''all'' the Rangers' memories, inadvertently revealing their identities to Bulk and Skull, the two realize they're the only thing standing between the deaths of "those dweebs" and the destruction of Earth. Even though they're clearly terrified, the two stand up to Scatterbrain and challenge him to a showdown. It doesn't go completely to plan, as they Bulk and Skull end up losing the memories of the Rangers' identities, but they still manage to restore the Rangers' memories and allow them to destroy Scatterbrain.
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