History Series / MightyMorphinPowerRangers

25th Apr '17 6:12:49 AM Dark_Lord_
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* AdultsAreUseless: Most of the adults on the show are pretty incompetent.
** Except for the guy that runs the local hangout joint for the teens.

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* AdultsAreUseless: Most Almost none of the adult characters are seen contributing anything useful to the Angel Grove community, while the teenagers are helping out whenever they can. A particularly glaring example is when a baby stroller starts rolling down a hill during the episode ''The Ninja Encounter''. During this incident, only the teenagers (including Bulk) are seen trying to stop the stroller, while multiple adults on the show are pretty incompetent.
** Except for the guy that
only jump away. One rare exception to this trope is Ernie, who runs the local hangout joint for Angel Grove Youth Center and frequently helps the teens.teens with whatever community projects they are involved in.



* BeachEpisode: Quite a few.

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* BeachEpisode: Quite a few.''A Star is Born'' and ''A Reel Fish Story'' have this as their primary theme, with several others featuring some of the rangers relaxing on the beach.



** Also, in-universe, I think the girls found it very interesting that a nerd was also [[BadassBookworm built like a tank]]. How often do you run into those?



* CoveredInGunge: At least OnceAnEpisode, usually to Bulk and/or Skull.

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* CoveredInGunge: At least OnceAnEpisode, OnceAnEpisode during the first season, usually to Bulk and/or Skull.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "{{I want my mommy}}." "[[YourMom Yeah, I want your mommy.]]"

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: This exchange between Bulk and Skull when being attacked by a monster: "{{I want my mommy}}." "[[YourMom Yeah, I want your mommy.]]"



* HatePlague: "Stop the Hate Master."

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* HatePlague: A recurring plot used by the villains. Happens in "Of Fins and Needles" and "Best Man for the Job", which pits two of the rangers against each other and to a greater extent "Stop the Hate Master."Master", where the eponymous monster manages to pit the entire team, sans Aisha, against each other.



* HesBack

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* HesBackHesBack: Happens to Tommy. Twice. The first time happens in "Return of an Old Friend", in which Zordon temporarily recharges his Green Ranger powers. The second time is during "White Light" where he gains the stronger White Ranger powers after having permanently lost his Green Ranger powers.



* InformedAbility: After the villains spent two whole episodes building up Vampirus to be this unbelievably powerful creature capable of annihilating the Power Rangers with little to no trouble, Vampirus turned out to be a complete joke, finding himself on the wrong end of a CurbStompBattle by Ninjor and the newly acquired Ninja Megazord.
** Justified, in that Vampirus would have been able to beat the Rangers had they not just [[TookALevelInBadass gotten a new ally in Ninjor, new powers, and new Zords]].

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* InformedAbility: Sometimes, when either the villains describe their newest monster or Zordon tells the rangers about it, they describe it having abilities it never uses on-screen.
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After the villains spent two whole episodes building up Vampirus to be this unbelievably powerful creature capable of annihilating the Power Rangers with little to no trouble, Vampirus turned out to be a complete joke, finding himself on the wrong end of a CurbStompBattle by Ninjor and the newly acquired Ninja Megazord.
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Megazord. Justified, in that Vampirus would have been able to beat the Rangers had they not just [[TookALevelInBadass gotten a new ally in Ninjor, new powers, and new Zords]].Zords]].
** Hydro Hog was built up as the arch nemesis of the Aquatian Rangers, akin to how Rita and Zedd are this to the Earth Rangers. While he was indeed a moderate threat to earth and the Aquatian Rangers, due to his ability to evaporate earth's water supplies, he more or less went down as a slightly stronger MonsterOfTheWeek.



* JadedWashout: Zedd, post-marriage.
** Note that despite having JadedWashout tendencies, he has dealt quite far more damage post-marriage than pre-marriage.
** Zedd had brushes with success, only to have them taken away at the last moment, much like the former TropeNamer, Al Bundy.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Bulk and Skull.

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* JadedWashout: Zedd, post-marriage.
** Note that despite having JadedWashout tendencies, he has dealt quite far more damage
Subverted with post-marriage than pre-marriage.
** Zedd had brushes with success, only to have them taken away at the last moment,
Zedd. While his character was much like less menacing compared to his early appearances, he was much more effective in terms of results in his battle against the former TropeNamer, Al Bundy.
rangers.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Bulk and Skull. Their Heart Of Gold tendencies surface more from the third season onwards, where they join the Angel Grove Junior Police and act as well intentioned goofs rather than the bullies they previously were.



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:The Green Ranger. Not Tommy himself, however.]]

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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:The Green Ranger. Averted. Not Tommy himself, however.]]even the MonstersOfTheWeek get hit with this trope, as they can be easily resurrected by the villains.



* NoIndoorVoice: Jason once he morphs.

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* NoIndoorVoice: NoIndoorVoice:
** After morphing, all of the Rangers,
Jason once he morphs.in particular, start to raise their voice.



* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: In "Wild West Rangers," Kimberly goes back in time, wearing almost nothing (although THIS is lampshaded as men can be seen leering at her), with what would be considered a boy's haircut in the 1880s, and finds people who look exactly like her friends, who include a black woman, an Asian and a hispanic. Naturally, nothing is ever said about all these people just walking around.
** More justified then you think, the Old West had many fleeing slaves and Asian immigrants, and much of it used to be Mexico.

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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: In Subverted in "Wild West Rangers," where Kimberly goes back in time, wearing almost nothing (although THIS is lampshaded as men can be seen leering at her), with what would be considered a boy's haircut in the 1880s, and finds people who look exactly like her friends, who include a black woman, an Asian and a hispanic. Naturally, nothing is ever said about all these people just walking around.
** More
around. The subversion comes from the fact this is more justified then than you think, as the Old West had many fleeing slaves and Asian immigrants, and much of it used to be Mexico.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The actors playing Jason, Trini, and Zack all left partway through the second season due to contract disputes, and Creator/AmyJoJohnson left in the third season to focus on expanding her career. As a result, storylines featuring their characters' PassingTheTorch to their replacements were written.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: RealLifeWritesThePlot:
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The actors playing Jason, Trini, and Zack all left partway through the second season due to contract disputes, and Creator/AmyJoJohnson left in the third season to focus on expanding her career. As a result, storylines featuring their characters' PassingTheTorch to their replacements were written.
13th Apr '17 11:16:28 AM sarysa
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** Rita's exile in Season 2 is a result of Machiko Soga being unable to be on-set, with her limited appearances being a mix of StockFootage and remotely filmed original green-screened footage, the latter earning her name in the credits of ''The Power Transfer''. Carla Perez being cast as Rita[[note]]initially in blurry and/or with her in heavy make-up[[/note]] necessitated a scene in ''The Wedding'' where she gets a drastic age-reducing facial.

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** Rita's exile in Season 2 is a result of Machiko Soga being unable to be on-set, with her limited appearances being a mix of StockFootage and remotely filmed original green-screened footage, the latter earning her name in the credits of ''The Power Transfer''. Carla Perez being cast as Rita[[note]]initially in blurry footage and/or with her in heavy make-up[[/note]] necessitated a scene in ''The Wedding'' where she gets a drastic age-reducing facial.
13th Apr '17 7:26:41 AM sarysa
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Long ago, Zordon [[SealedEvilInACan sealed the evil Rita Repulsa away in a space dumpster]] on a passing planetoid (a point leaving fans confused because the 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," [[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.

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Long ago, Zordon [[SealedEvilInACan sealed the evil Rita Repulsa away in a space dumpster]] on a passing planetoid (a point leaving fans confused because the planetoid was never specified), but some careless astronauts accidentally freed her. Taking up residence on the moon, she declares war on Earth. Unable As Zordon is 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.



*** Also Tommy was likely made the leader because of this as the producers thought that a veteran Ranger should be the leader. As Austin St. John had walked out during post production of "White Light," dialogue was added to make Tommy the leader.

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*** ** Also Tommy was likely made the leader because of this as the producers thought that a veteran Ranger should be the leader. As Austin St. John had walked out during post production of "White Light," dialogue was added to make Tommy the leader.leader.
** Rita's exile in Season 2 is a result of Machiko Soga being unable to be on-set, with her limited appearances being a mix of StockFootage and remotely filmed original green-screened footage, the latter earning her name in the credits of ''The Power Transfer''. Carla Perez being cast as Rita[[note]]initially in blurry and/or with her in heavy make-up[[/note]] necessitated a scene in ''The Wedding'' where she gets a drastic age-reducing facial.
11th Apr '17 9:36:26 PM TitoMosquito
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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.

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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, Pink), and is referred to as "[[FanNickname Zyu2]]" footage in fan circles.



The new enemies gathering around Rita and Zedd prove to be too much for the Rangers, and their Power Coins are destroyed. Desperate, they go off in search of the legendary creator of the coins, an aloof sage named Ninjor, who forges them new Power Coins based on modern creatures and the art of ninjitsu (but still retains the old suits and weapons).

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 [[MacGuffin 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.''

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The new enemies gathering around Rita and Zedd prove to be too much for the Rangers, and their Power Coins are destroyed. Desperate, they go off in search of the legendary creator of the coins, an aloof sage named Ninjor, who forges them new Power Coins based on modern creatures and the art of ninjitsu (but still retains the old suits and weapons).

weapons). This is where they start using ''Kakuranger'' Zord and monster footage.

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 [[MacGuffin 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.''
''Series/PowerRangersZeo''.
11th Apr '17 9:31:10 PM TitoMosquito
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* AdaptationDistillation: Despite varying wildly from the source material and trimming potentially [[{{Bowdlerize}} child scarring parts]], the core essence of what makes the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series so popular was effectively translated into the Americanized version. Later series would be either be closer or further from the original, but this series is what got it started.

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* AdaptationDistillation: Despite varying wildly from the source material and trimming potentially [[{{Bowdlerize}} child scarring parts]], the core essence of what makes the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series so popular was effectively translated into the Americanized version. Later series would be either be closer or further from the original, but this series is what got it started.
11th Apr '17 12:26:41 PM fenyx4
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* {{Bowdlerise}} Despite some annoying edits, mostly averted. A few snippets of scenes, however, would be cut for reasons unknown. Played straight in the ReCut version of "Foul Play in the Sky"; Disney decided to completely remove the scene of Squatt spiking Kimberly's Uncle's soda with a sleeping potion because it was uncomfortably similar to a date-rape drug rendering the plot non-nonsensical.

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* {{Bowdlerise}} {{Bowdlerise}}: Despite some annoying edits, mostly averted. A few snippets of scenes, however, would be cut for reasons unknown. Played straight in the ReCut version of "Foul Play in the Sky"; Disney decided to completely remove the scene of Squatt spiking Kimberly's Uncle's soda with a sleeping potion because it was uncomfortably similar to a date-rape drug rendering the plot non-nonsensical.
10th Apr '17 4:16:44 PM TitoMosquito
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* AdvertisingOnlyContinuity: The early action figures, comics, and promo material showed the Rangers wearing costumes with their respective dinosaur emblems on their chests. This never happened at any point outside of ''[[Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie]]''. Also, the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbwhsKbl2HY early toy commercials]] have the Rangers appear on a misty, rocky alien planet.

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* AdvertisingOnlyContinuity: The early action figures, comics, and promo material showed the Rangers wearing costumes with their respective dinosaur emblems on their chests. This never happened at any point outside of ''[[Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie]]''. Also, the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbwhsKbl2HY early toy commercials]] have show the Rangers appear (in toy form anyway) on a misty, rocky alien planet.
10th Apr '17 12:13:54 PM santos32
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* BlindWithoutEm: Billy. Well, at least until he [[TheGlassesComeOff switched to contacts]].

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* BlindWithoutEm: Billy. Well, at least until he [[TheGlassesComeOff switched to contacts]]. When he switched bodies with Kimberly, he still needed to use them while posing as her.
9th Apr '17 3:32:40 PM TitoMosquito
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* AdaptationalSpeciesChange: In ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'', the villains originated from Earth (during the time of the dinosaurs), hence the monsters clearly based on Earthly animals and mythological creatures. The Season 2 monsters came from ''Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger'', where they were humans from an ancient tribe that possessed the ability to turn into monsters. The Season 3 and ''Alien Rangers'' monsters originated from ''Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger'', where they were demons and evil spirits from ancient Japanese folklore and mythology. In MMPR, they're all aliens; though there are some exceptions[[note]]Some were Earth objects turned into monsters by Rita and/or Zedd's magic, and the Face Stealer remained a demon[[/note]].

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* AdaptationalSpeciesChange: In ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'', the villains originated from Earth (during the time of the dinosaurs), hence the monsters clearly based on Earthly animals and mythological creatures. The Season 2 monsters came from ''Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger'', where they were humans from an ancient tribe that possessed the ability to turn into monsters. The Season 3 and ''Alien Rangers'' monsters originated from ''Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger'', where they were demons and evil spirits from ancient Japanese folklore and mythology. In MMPR, they're all aliens; though there are some exceptions[[note]]Some were Earth animals or objects turned into monsters by Rita and/or Zedd's magic, and the Face Stealer remained a demon[[/note]].
5th Apr '17 6:59:25 PM RoarkTenjouin
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** For a franchise wide example, when a new team of rangers come in, this usually means that not only do new powers come in[[note]]As in the team gets new suits and weapons, not just new zords[[/note]], but the story will be completely different. Season 2 has the Black, Yellow, and Red Rangers replaced, and by the end of the series, the Pink ranger has been replaced, yet the team doesn't switch over to the ''Dairanger'' suits, and Lord Zedd is still one of the villains in season 3[[note]]while a variation of this did happen in ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce'', one could argue that the new powers were more of a SuperMode[[/note]].
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