History Series / PowerRangersInSpace

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* EnemyCivilWar: A downplayed but very important part of the series's arc. Dark Spectre and Astronema are some of the most ludicrously powerful villains in terms of sheer resources in the entire franchise. And the series features a team up of all previous villains (and their monsters!) But...
** Darkonda and Ecliptor are TheRival to each other, and spend several episodes fighting each other. Ecliptor even accounts for two of Darkonda's deaths.
** Astronema's attempted early HeelFaceTurn ends up with her pseudo-father Ecliptor fighting his own men to hold the line while she and the Rangers leave. This leads to Dark Spectre having Darkonda reprogram Ecliptor, which also leads to...
** ...A Reprogrammed Astronema, who is now TheStarscream, draining Dark Spectre of his power using the PsychoRangers...
** ... Who are so obsessed with their personal rivals that they're even willing to betray each other, and eventually break apart from the other villains and wind up fighting Ecliptor when they have the Rangers at their mercy, and allowing the Rangers to end one of Astronema's plans.
** And finally, Darkonda's own TheStarscream tendencies lead him to killing Dark Spectre, who also kills him.
30th Sep '16 11:07:39 AM themisterfree
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** But Andros is an alien so we have five different races.

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** But And Andros is an alien alien, so we have five different races.



* MakeMyMonsterGrow: Accomplished through "Satellasers".

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* MakeMyMonsterGrow: Accomplished through "Satellasers". [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Elgar at one point, muttering "here we go again" as he fires them.



* DeusExMachina: In the finale, [[BigGood Zordon]] [[spoiler: explains to Andros that rupturing his tube would end the battle, but also that [[ICannotSelfTerminate he cannot do it himself and needs Andros to effectively kill him]]. As it turns out, doing so kills all monstrous villains and footsoldiers, purify RubberForeheadAliens and HumanAliens of the taint of evil magic, and does so while all existing heroes (Aquitarian Rangers, Gold Ranger of Triforia, Phantom Ranger, Blue Senturian) are on the ropes if not actually captured]], neatly tying up all the loose ends of the series. As evidence that TropesAreNotBad, the sheer weight of what happened tends to overshadow the fact it is a Deus ex Machina.

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* DeusExMachina: In the finale, [[BigGood Zordon]] [[spoiler: explains to Andros that rupturing his tube would end the battle, but also that [[ICannotSelfTerminate he cannot do it himself and needs Andros to effectively kill him]]. As it turns out, doing so kills all monstrous villains and footsoldiers, purify RubberForeheadAliens and HumanAliens of the taint of evil magic, and does so while all existing heroes (Aquitarian (Aquitian Rangers, Gold Ranger of Triforia, Phantom Ranger, Blue Senturian) Senturion) are on the ropes if not actually captured]], neatly tying up all the loose ends of the series. As evidence that TropesAreNotBad, the sheer weight of what happened tends to overshadow the fact it is a Deus ex Machina.
30th Sep '16 11:04:39 AM themisterfree
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* SuperMode: This season was the first to introduce the "Battlizer" Red Ranger upgrade, which has continued to almost all following seasons (surprisingly this is an American creation, ''Megaranger'' had the Battlizer gadget, but it didn't have a SuperMode function). Interestingly, ''Megaranger'' actually had a team SuperMode in the NonSerialMovie, where the core five donned golden torso armor, but this was not brought over to ''Power Rangers''.

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* SuperMode: This season was the first to introduce the "Battlizer" Red Ranger upgrade, which has continued to almost all following seasons (surprisingly (surprisingly, this is an American creation, creation; ''Megaranger'' had the Battlizer gadget, but it didn't have a SuperMode function). Interestingly, ''Megaranger'' actually had a team SuperMode in the NonSerialMovie, where the core five donned golden torso armor, but this was not brought over to ''Power Rangers''.



** In a toy example, pressing the buttons 7-3-0 on the Digimorpher would play a TV-sized of the ''Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger'' theme.
** Elgar is sent by Dark Specter to join Astronema in her fight against the Rangers... For some reason. Once Ecliptor and especially Darkonda arrive, Elgar shows up less and less, only appearing every now and then simply to remind us he still exists.

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** In a toy example, pressing the buttons 7-3-0 on the Digimorpher would play a TV-sized MIDI-fied version of the ''Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger'' theme.
** Elgar is sent by Dark Specter to join Astronema in her fight against the Rangers... For for some reason. Once Ecliptor and especially Darkonda arrive, Elgar shows up less and less, only appearing every now and then simply to remind us he still exists.



* BackForTheDead: Zordon, Rita, Zedd, the Machine Empire, and Divatox. Seen in a couple episodes scattered throughout the season before all getting offed in the finale "Countdown to Destruction."

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* BackForTheDead: Zordon, Rita, Zedd, the Machine Empire, and Divatox. Seen They're seen in a couple episodes scattered throughout the season before all getting offed in the finale "Countdown to Destruction."



** Rita, Zedd, Goldar, Mondo, Machina, Gasket, Clank & Orbus, and Divatox are all on the bad guy's side.
** Meanwhile, the Blue Centurion, Gold Ranger, Phantom Ranger and the Aquitarian Rangers are fighting the UAE.

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** Rita, Zedd, Goldar, Mondo, Machina, Gasket, Clank Klank & Orbus, and Divatox are all on part of the bad guy's side.
UAE.
** Meanwhile, the Aquitian Rangers, the Gold Ranger (Trey of Triforia), Blue Centurion, Gold Ranger, Senturion and the Phantom Ranger and the Aquitarian Rangers are all fighting the UAE.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Happens to Lt. Stone and the Juice Bar; replaced by Adelle and the Surf Spot

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Happens to Lt. Stone and the Juice Bar; replaced by Adelle and the Surf SpotSpot.



* ContinuityNod: Bulk's reaction to [[spoiler: discovering the identities of the Power Rangers "Them?" is that exact same thing he said when he discovered their identities [[ResetButton temporarily]] in Season 2 of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.]]

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* ContinuityNod: Bulk's reaction to [[spoiler: discovering the identities of the Power Rangers "Them?" is that exact same thing he said when he discovered their identities [[ResetButton temporarily]] in Season 2 of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.''Mighty Morphin''.]]



* CrisisCrossover: when the very first episode involves a meeting between every major villain from the past five seasons (plus more!), you know this trope is in play.
* CrossOver: The episode "Shell Shock" which crossed over with ''Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation''. Yes, this is canon on the Power Rangers side.

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* CrisisCrossover: when When the very first episode involves a meeting between every major villain from the past five seasons (plus more!), you know this trope is in play.
* CrossOver: The episode "Shell Shock" which crossed over with ''Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation''. Yes, this is canon on the Power Rangers ''Power Rangers'' side.



* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Andros has the Battlizer from early on, and uses options one and two frequently. It's not until more than twelve episodes to the end of the series that someone actually asks why he never uses option three, which is because of this trope. As shown when a little kid activates it for him, option three activates the Red Battlized Ranger mode, and it hurts like hell.

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* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Andros has the Battlizer from early on, and uses options one and two frequently. It's not until more than twelve episodes to the end of the series that someone actually asks why he never uses option three, which is because of this trope. As shown when a little kid activates it for him, option three activates the Red Battlized Ranger mode, and it hurts like hell. (In ''Megaranger'', all option three did was power up the blast from the Spiral Saber Booster Mode.)



* EarthShatteringKaboom: While not actually ever used for its intended purpose, missiles with the power to blow up a planet are known to exist in [[Franchise/PowerRangers the franchise]]. It took one of them to take out Dark Spectre. He was stabbed in the back with it by TheStarscream. Being hit with said missile ''didn't kill him''. It took Darkonda hitting him with a ''second'' Planet Killer to destroy him for good, and he still survived long enough to [[TakingYouWithMe take Darkonda with him]].

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* EarthShatteringKaboom: While not actually ever used for its intended purpose, missiles with the power to blow up a planet are known to exist in [[Franchise/PowerRangers were created during the franchise]]. finale. It took one of them to take out Dark Spectre. He Specter- he was stabbed impacted in the back with it by TheStarscream.[[TheStarscream Darkonda]]. Being hit with said missile ''didn't kill him''. It took Darkonda hitting him with a ''second'' Planet Killer to destroy him for good, and he still survived long enough to [[TakingYouWithMe take Darkonda with him]].



* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: For the ending of Power Rangers Turbo.

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* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: For the ending of Power ''Power Rangers Turbo.Turbo''.



* InfantImmortality: Believe it or not, subverted. True, it happens offscreen, to a character whom we never meet, but that doesn't change the fact that a girl who appears in ''Carlos on Call'' is stated to have had a twelve year old brother who died just recently. Hell, we even see the girl kneeling in front of his ''grave'' at one point! Of course, the episode was a straight adaptation from Megaranger.
* IntercontinuityCrossover: The episode "Shell Shocked" is one with ''[[Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation]]'', which was also owned by Saban Entertainment.

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* InfantImmortality: Believe it or not, subverted. True, it happens offscreen, to a character whom we never meet, but that doesn't change the fact that a girl who appears in ''Carlos on Call'' is stated to have had a twelve year old brother who died just recently. Hell, we even see the girl kneeling in front of his ''grave'' at one point! Of course, the episode was a straight adaptation from Megaranger.
''Megaranger''.
* IntercontinuityCrossover: The episode "Shell Shocked" is one with ''[[Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation]]'', which was also owned made by Saban Entertainment.and aired on Fox Kids.



** The entire series' motif is this. ''Megaranger'' isn't ''exactly'' about space, it is about technology craze in general (hey, it's the 90s) but since there are heavy space influences in the series (especially the mecha and weapons) and it is a quite popular theme back then ''In Space'' took this UpToEleven instead.

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** The entire series' motif is this. ''Megaranger'' isn't wasn't ''exactly'' about space, it is was about technology craze in general (hey, it's it was the 90s) 90s); but since there are were heavy space influences in the series (especially the mecha and weapons) and it is a was quite a popular theme back then then, ''In Space'' took this UpToEleven instead.



* MagicCountdown: Draining Zordon of energy, the visual effect is visibly moving in every episode he is in, yet it should overtake him before the end of the next commercial break.

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* MagicCountdown: Draining Concerning Dark Specter's plan to drain Zordon of energy, energy; the visual effect is visibly moving in every episode he is in, yet it should overtake him before the end of the next commercial break.



* MiracleFood: The Astro Megaship comes with a microwave-like device that makes food out of thin air (but it doesn't taste that great).

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* MiracleFood: The Astro Megaship comes with a microwave-like device "Synthetron" that makes food out of thin air (but it doesn't taste that great).



** This trope is all over the place in this series.[[spoiler: The Psycho Rangers' infighting was really the ''only'' reason they didn't defeat the rangers. Ecliptor and Darkonda constantly ruin each other's plans, culminating in Ecliptor "destroying" Darkonda and causing him to lose one of his lives. In the GrandFinale, Darkonda betrays [[GreaterScopeVillain Dark Specter]], who was already weakened due to Astronema using the PsychoRangers to drain his power, leading to them [[TakingYouWithMe destroying each other]] and thus saving the universe.]] Really, if [[spoiler: Astronema's HeelFaceTurn]] had stuck, the Space Rangers probably could have just sat back and waited for the villains to take each other out.
* NighInvulnerable: Dark Specter. In the finale [[spoiler: [[TheStarscream Darkonda]] steals two planet-destroying weapons. One he plans to use on Dark Specter and the other on the Dark Fortress (where Astronema and Ecliptor are). He fires one at Dark Specter who goes down... and then promptly ''gets back up''. It takes wasting the one intended for the Dark Fortress, fired directly down Specter's throat, to put him down for good, and he still manages to hang on long enough to eat the aforementioned Darkonda alive.]]

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** This trope is all over the place in this series.[[spoiler: The Psycho Rangers' infighting was really the ''only'' reason they didn't defeat the rangers.Rangers. Ecliptor and Darkonda constantly ruin each other's plans, culminating in Ecliptor "destroying" Darkonda and causing him to lose one of his lives. In the GrandFinale, Darkonda betrays [[GreaterScopeVillain Dark Specter]], who was already weakened due to Astronema using the PsychoRangers to drain his power, leading to them [[TakingYouWithMe destroying each other]] and thus saving the universe.]] Really, if [[spoiler: Astronema's HeelFaceTurn]] had stuck, the Space Rangers probably could have just sat back and waited for the villains to take each other out.
* NighInvulnerable: Dark Specter. In the finale [[spoiler: [[TheStarscream Darkonda]] steals two a Velocifighter with special planet-destroying weapons.missiles equipped. One he plans to use on Dark Specter and the other on the Dark Fortress (where Astronema and Ecliptor are). He fires one at Dark Specter who goes down... and then promptly ''gets back up''. It takes wasting the one intended for the Dark Fortress, fired directly down Specter's throat, to put him down for good, and he still manages to hang on long enough to eat the aforementioned Darkonda alive.]]



* NonindicativeName: Sure they're in space, but they tend to fight on earth an awful lot about 90 percent of their fights take place on earth due to the source material.
* NoOSHACompliance: Just like the "Star Trek" episodes this season heavily borrowed from, nobody thought of putting seat belts on the Bridge. Many attacks on the Megaship cause the rangers on the Bridge to get rock and rolled all over.

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* NonindicativeName: Sure Sure, they're in space, but they tend to fight on earth Earth an awful lot lot; about 90 percent of their fights take place on earth Earth due to the source material.
* NoOSHACompliance: Just like the "Star Trek" ''Star Trek'' episodes this season heavily borrowed from, nobody thought of putting seat belts on the Bridge. bridge of the Megaship. Many attacks on the Megaship cause the rangers on the Bridge Rangers and Alpha to get rock and rolled all over.



*** Presumably the astro megaship keeps on going with Alpha operating it when the the Rangers are gone and the rangers can teleport in and out of it.

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*** Presumably the astro megaship Astro Megaship keeps on going with Alpha operating it when the the Rangers are gone and the rangers can teleport in and out of it.



** WordOfGod says that the space theme was chosen because the early footage they had of Megaranger had them think it was a space based season, when they got the truth and the filming had already begun all the space surfing scenes had to be added in to make it work.

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** WordOfGod says that the space theme was chosen because the early footage they had of Megaranger had them think it was a space based season, season; when they got found out the truth and the filming had already begun begun, all the space surfing scenes had to be added in to make it work.



* ShoutOut: A few to Franchise/StarTrek and StarWars, including a holodeck and numerous random lines, such as T.J. saying that they're going down to a planet on the Dagobah system to search for Zordon.

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* ShoutOut: A few to Franchise/StarTrek ''Franchise/StarTrek'' and StarWars, ''StarWars'', including a holodeck and numerous random lines, such as T.J. saying that they're going down to a planet on the Dagobah system to search for Zordon.



* SpoilerOpening: Averted for the two-part premiere "From Out of Nowhere. In order to hide their identities, the first episode's opening omits Andros and has Divatox as the villain instead of Astronema, implying that she would be returning as the season's villain. For part 2, Astronema was put in the opening credits while still omitting Andros.

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* SpoilerOpening: Averted for the two-part premiere "From Out of Nowhere.Nowhere". In order to hide their identities, the first episode's opening omits Andros and has Divatox as the villain instead of Astronema, implying that she would be returning as the season's villain. For part 2, Astronema was put in the opening credits while still omitting Andros.



* ToCreateAPlaygroundForEvil: The general goal of the Ultimate Aliance of Evil is to snuff out all possible sources of light and goodness, and make a universe for them, as Astronema outlines to her forces.

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* ToCreateAPlaygroundForEvil: The general goal of the Ultimate Aliance United Alliance of Evil is to snuff out all possible sources of light and goodness, and make a universe for them, as Astronema outlines to her forces.
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* OneHitKill: After getting a serious power upgrade, Ecliptor destroys the Delta Megazord with a single slash of his sword.

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* OneHitKill: After getting a serious power upgrade, Ecliptor destroys the Delta Megazord with a single slash of his sword.sword.
* OneTwoThreeFourGo: Played with; since this is a space-themed show, the opening credits begin with a countdown, starting from five.
22nd Aug '16 9:07:26 PM DragonRanger
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* AntagonistInMourning: Prior to their fight, when Rita hears that Divatox [[spoiler: destroyed the Turbo Rangers,]] she reacts this way even asking Zedd if it was true.
--> '''Rita:''' Is that true? Did she really [[spoiler: destroy the Power Rangers?]]
--> '''Zedd:''' [[NoExceptYes Well...it is the universal gossip.]]



** [[TheBigGuy The Big Girl]]: Cassie

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** [[TheBigGuy The Big Girl]]: TheBigGuy: Cassie



** CombiningMecha: Again, the Zords.

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** CombiningMecha: Again, There was a rare aversion in that the Zords.series' main mecha, the Astro Megazord, was a single TransformingMecha and not a combination of multiple smaller pieces (though technically its shuttle did separate and dock with the main body). It does later combine with the Delta Megazord into the Astro-Delta Megazord. The Mega Voyager is the more traditional five-part combiner, and it can also take on the Mega Winger's wing pack (''just'' the wing pack; the rest of it doesn't combine) as the Winged Mega Voyager.



* ItRunsOnNonsensoleum
* MadeOfExplodium

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* ItRunsOnNonsensoleum
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* NeverSayDie: Unusually for Power Rangers, this tends to be averted depending on the episode. Specifically, see InfantImmortality and MistakenForDying. While the word was never stated, there is ''no'' question what happened to [[spoiler: Zordon.]]

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* NeverSayDie: Unusually for Power Rangers, ''Power Rangers'', this tends to be averted depending on the episode. Specifically, see InfantImmortality and MistakenForDying. While the word was never stated, there is ''no'' question what happened to [[spoiler: Zordon.[[spoiler:Zordon.]]



* SuperMode: This season was the first to introduce the "Battlizer" Red Ranger upgrade, which has continued to almost all following seasons (surprisingly this is an American creation, ''Megaranger'' had the Battlizer gadget, but it didn't have a SuperMode function). Interestingly, Megaranger actually had a team SuperMode in the NonSerialMovie, where the core five donned golden torso armor, but this was not brought over to Power Rangers.

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* SuperMode: This season was the first to introduce the "Battlizer" Red Ranger upgrade, which has continued to almost all following seasons (surprisingly this is an American creation, ''Megaranger'' had the Battlizer gadget, but it didn't have a SuperMode function). Interestingly, Megaranger ''Megaranger'' actually had a team SuperMode in the NonSerialMovie, where the core five donned golden torso armor, but this was not brought over to Power Rangers.''Power Rangers''.



* WorldOfPun: A staple for every ''Power Rangers'' season...

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* WorldOfPun: A staple for every ''Power Rangers'' season...



* AntagonistInMourning: Prior to their fight, when Rita hears that Divatox [[spoiler: destroyed the Turbo Rangers,]] she reacts this way even asking Zedd if it was true.
--> '''Rita:''' Is that true? Did she really [[spoiler:destroy the Power Rangers?]]
--> '''Zedd:''' [[NoExceptYes Well...it is the universal gossip.]]




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* WorldOfPun: A staple for every ''Power Rangers'' season...
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* SpaceIsNoisy: Very much so.
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* IntercontinuityCrossover: With ''[[Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation]]'', also owned by Saban Entertainment. While the episode is considered very out of place and most people [[FanonDiscontinuity disown its existence]] (not to mention that Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird [[CanonDiscontinuity officially disown]] ''Next Mutation''), it is a bit of a GuiltyPleasure just from the inherent coolness of a crossover.
** It's the Power Rangers teaming up with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, how could that not be awesome? (Next Mutation and Venus aside) Plus it has a scene where Elgar gets kicked. Possibly one of the best scenes in the entire series.

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* IntercontinuityCrossover: With The episode "Shell Shocked" is one with ''[[Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation]]'', which was also owned by Saban Entertainment. While the episode is considered very out of place and most people [[FanonDiscontinuity disown its existence]] (not to mention that Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird [[CanonDiscontinuity officially disown]] ''Next Mutation''), it is a bit of a GuiltyPleasure just from the inherent coolness of a crossover.
** It's the Power Rangers teaming up with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, how could that not be awesome? (Next Mutation and Venus aside) Plus it has a scene where Elgar gets kicked. Possibly one of the best scenes in the entire series.
Entertainment.
27th Jun '16 4:03:10 PM toregg
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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His name is Zhane with a H in it, although most men with that name spell their name Zane.

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His name The Silver Ranger is named Zhane with a H in it, although most men with people spell that name spell their name Zane.Zane. And One Direction fans think it should be Zayn.
16th Jun '16 4:13:29 PM toregg
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* EasilyForgiven: Zhane gets a invitation to go on a date with Astronema (who is usually trying to kill them, being a villain and all). He prepares to go out and meet her while the other 5 Rangers are losing a battle against a monster. He walks past the bridge of the ship, seeing the video screen showing his friends in danger, and he still tries to sneak past so Alpha won't bring him into the fight. But he gets noticed and has to go save the day which causes him to miss the date until he was late enough Astronema was furious with him. In the end, the other rangers are fully aware of the fact he tried to date the woman who constantly tries to have them all die, and they just try to convince him maybe she'll change her mind and go out with him again. It's not clear if they know he'd rather see her then save their lives, but still...

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* EasilyForgiven: Zhane gets a invitation to go on a date with Astronema (who is usually trying to kill them, being a villain and all). He prepares to go out and meet her while the other 5 Rangers are losing a battle against a monster. He walks past the bridge of the ship, seeing the video screen showing his friends in danger, and he still tries to sneak past so Alpha won't bring him into the fight. past. But he gets noticed by Alpha and has to go save the day which causes him to miss the date day, until he was late enough Astronema was furious with him. In the end, the other rangers are fully possibly aware of the fact he tried to date the woman who constantly tries to have them all die, and they just try to convince him maybe she'll change her mind and go out with him again. It's not clear if they know he'd rather see her then save their lives, kill them, but still...shrug it off.


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* EasyAmnesia: Happens in the episode "T.J.'s Identity Crisis".
13th Jun '16 4:11:11 PM toregg
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* OutOfContextEavesdropping: Andros and Cassie hear Alpha tell Zhane he "Doesn't have much time". They jump to the conclusion Zhane is dying, but it's really about his morphing power running out in 2 an a half minutes.

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* OutOfContextEavesdropping: Andros and Cassie hear Alpha tell Zhane he "Doesn't have much time". They jump to the conclusion Zhane is dying, but it's really about his morphing power running out in 2 an and a half minutes.
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