History Series / PowerRangersInSpace

25th Apr '16 9:59:27 PM KJMackley
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** Adam Park, briefly, in the episode "Always A Chance." He becomes the Black Power Ranger one last time, using his original Power Morpher (the one damaged when Rito destroyed the Thunderzords) in spite of Alpha 6's warning that morphing could kill him. To fans' delight, he first declares that it's Morphing Time, morpher in hand, and then calls out "MASTODON!"

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** Adam Park, briefly, Park in the episode "Always A Chance." He becomes serves as a mentor to Carlos, helping him through a lapse in confidence and uses the Black Power Ranger one last time, using his damaged original Power Morpher (the one damaged when Rito (supposedly destroyed the Thunderzords) by Rito in MMPR season three) in spite of Alpha 6's warning that morphing could kill him. To fans' delight, he first declares that it's Morphing Time, morpher in hand, and then calls out "MASTODON!""MASTODON!" In a meta sense, this helps explain team ups that happen in later series, as there is the implication that those powers could be repaired.



* DeusExMachina: In the finale, [[BigGood Zordon]] [[spoiler: pulls off an ICannotSelfTerminate suicide bomber attack that kills all the villains, transforms the redeemable ones into HumanAliens free of the taint of evil magic, and brings the red ranger's dead sister back to life after a few minute delay]], neatly tying up all the loose ends of the series.

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* DeusExMachina: In the finale, [[BigGood Zordon]] [[spoiler: pulls off an ICannotSelfTerminate suicide bomber attack 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 the villains, transforms the redeemable ones into monstrous villains and footsoldiers, purify RubberForeheadAliens and HumanAliens free of the taint of evil magic, and brings does so while all existing heroes (Aquitarian Rangers, Gold Ranger of Triforia, Phantom Ranger, Blue Senturian) are on the red ranger's dead sister back to life after a few minute delay]], ropes if not actually captured]], neatly tying up all the loose ends of the series.series. As evidence that TropesAreNotBad, the sheer weight of what happened tends to overshadow the fact it is a Deus ex Machina.



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Andros infiltrated an Alliance meeting in the first episode, was discovered and had to fight his way out. That's how you introduce a character. It also serves as an effective introduction to the new tone of the series.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Andros infiltrated an Alliance meeting in the first episode, was discovered and had to fight his way out. That's how you introduce a character. It Astronema is also serves in the same scene, as a coldly calculating villain contrasting the LargeHam hysterics of Rita and Divatox, and she is smart enough to identify the cloaked figure, Andros, as a spy. Both serve as an effective introduction to the new tone of the series.
4th Apr '16 3:05:09 PM akih08
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* HeelFaceTurn:[[spoiler:Astronema, aka Andros' sister Karone. If Dark Specter hadn't intervened, pretty much everything bad that happened in the second half of the series would have been avoided, due to the BigBad having switched sides. Well, maybe. See NiceJobFixingItVillain, below.]]

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* HeelFaceTurn:[[spoiler:Astronema, aka Andros' sister Karone. If Dark Specter hadn't intervened, pretty much everything bad that happened in the second half of the series (and possibly, Kendrix's HeroicSacrifice in ''[[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy Lost Galaxy]]'') would have been avoided, due to the BigBad having switched sides. Well, maybe. See NiceJobFixingItVillain, below.]]



** 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, the Space Rangers probably could have just sat back and waited for the villains to take each other out.

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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. 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.
3rd Apr '16 9:14:19 PM akih08
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** ... and when Andros finally does give him some grief about this several episodes later, it's only because he'd found out that Zhane was technically [[MySisterIsOffLimits dating his sister]].
18th Mar '16 10:33:36 PM Titus88
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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.]]



* ContinuityNod: Bulk's reaction to [[spoiler: disovering the indentities 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.]]
18th Mar '16 10:28:48 PM Titus88
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* CallBack: Bulk's reaction to [[spoiler: disovering the indentities 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: disovering the indentities 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.]]
18th Mar '16 10:24:28 PM Titus88
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* CallBack: Bulk's reaction to [[spoiler: disovering the indentities 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.]]
15th Feb '16 10:41:19 AM Scorntex
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** This also started the Red Ranger is the main protagonist of the show. In ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' no single Ranger was significantly more important than the other, even when Jason was Red Ranger and leader (and he, along with Tommy, has "legendary status" among fans). While Tommy was a spotlight stealer in the second season, by the time he became the Red Ranger in ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'' his spotlight stealing was downplayed severely, though he did get the most toys.

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** This also started the Red "Red Ranger is the main protagonist of the show.show" trend. In ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' no single Ranger was significantly more important than the other, even when Jason was Red Ranger and leader (and he, along with Tommy, has "legendary status" among fans). While Tommy was a spotlight stealer in the second season, by the time he became the Red Ranger in ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'' his spotlight stealing was downplayed severely, though he did get the most toys.



* DarkerAndEdgier: While the season in general was darker because of the whole LegionOfDoom rising, the more mundane Earth-bound stories were also more mature and adult. In an early episode, Andros "befriended" a gang of criminals and naively helped them with a car theft, where no prior season had set up an outright bad ''human'' character.
** This series was a trendsetter where the darker, less kid-friendly mood/themes are concerned. The trend has endured in nearly every season afterward...even after Disney took over the franchise.

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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.
* DarkerAndEdgier: While the season in general was darker because of the whole LegionOfDoom rising, the more mundane Earth-bound stories were also more mature and adult. In an early episode, Andros "befriended" a gang of criminals and naively helped them with a car theft, where no prior season had set up an outright bad ''human'' character.
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** This series was a trendsetter where the darker, less kid-friendly mood/themes are concerned. The trend has endured in nearly every season afterward... even after Disney took over the franchise.



* ADayInTheLimelight: "True Blue to the Rescue", resolving dangling plot lines from the end of ''Turbo'' (nmely the fate of the super cars and Justin) but providing a more proper parting between the characters.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: "True Blue to the Rescue", resolving dangling plot lines from the end of ''Turbo'' (nmely (namely the fate of the super cars and Justin) but providing a more proper parting between the characters.
11th Feb '16 4:11:10 AM Mazzafraz
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* GutPunch: The last stretch of the series was a pretty intense series of dramatic events, but the Rangers managed to pull through and achieve victory over and over again. Two episodes prior to the season finale comes an episode where Ecliptor super-charges himself. You'd think with the Ranger's winning streak they'd make it through just fine, but then Ecliptor destroys the Delta Megazord in one hit. Instantly the stakes are raised and [[AnyoneCanDie anything can happen]], [[FromBadToWorse which it does]].
9th Feb '16 10:46:27 AM Scorntex
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** Meanwhile, the Blue Centurion, Phantom Ranger and the Aquitarian Rangers are fighting the UAE.

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** Meanwhile, the Blue Centurion, Gold Ranger, Phantom Ranger and the Aquitarian Rangers are fighting the UAE.


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* EvilIsPetty: The forces of evil in general, but their behaviour toward the people of KO-35 stand out. For no readily explained reason, they attacked them, drove them off their planet, and kept chasing and attacking them.


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* {{Filler}}: "Carlos On Call", the episode immediately after the introduction of the Psycho Rangers. It revolves around a little girl blackmailing Carlos, and while the Psycho Rangers do appear, the episode doesn't move their plot line forward in any significant way. This is probably why in the collected VHS version, said episode was left out.


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** This trope only really applies to Carlos and Ashley. When TJ and Cassie were introduced, it was when they were moving to Angel Grove on their own. Meanwhile, Andros' parents are mentioned as being alive (though we never get to see them, not even during Karone's FaceHeelTurn).
18th Jan '16 6:57:33 PM Scorntex
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** Rita, Zedd, Goldar, Mondo, Machina, Gasket, Clank & Orbus, and Divatox are all on the bad guy's side.
** Meanwhile, the Blue Centurion, Phantom Ranger and the Aquitarian Rangers are fighting the UAE.


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* HopeSpot: In the first half of the finale, Zordon tries talking Astronema down. For a moment, she hesitates, her implants short-circuiting as he tells her she is not evil... and then she just goes right back to business.


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* 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.
-->''When we're finished, there will be no peace in the universe. No love, no ''happiness'', only anger! Chaos! GREED!''
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