History Series / PowerRangersRPM

6th Aug '17 8:43:35 PM GrammarNavi
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''RPM'' was, quite simply, a make or break season for the franchise. Creator/{{Disney}} was prepared to cancel it after Bruce Kalish left the show, but Bandai stepped in to give their CashCowFranchise at least one more season. Still, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Disney shunted the show -- including reruns of past seasons -- off their cable channels]] (particularly their new Creator/DisneyXD rebranding) and onto Creator/{{ABC}}, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork where it was subject to pre-empting for sports.]] Adding to the conflict, the first Executive Producer Eddie Guzelian was fired midway through the season over "creative differences" with Disney. Former ''Rangers'' writer and producer Judd Lynn, who was a big part of the series' improving during the Creator/{{Saban}} days, came in to replace him. Filming took place in UsefulNotes/NewZealand, with a cast of mostly Kiwi and Australian actors.

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''RPM'' was, quite simply, a make or break season for the franchise. Creator/{{Disney}} was prepared to cancel it after Bruce Kalish left the show, but Bandai stepped in to give their CashCowFranchise at least one more season. Still, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Disney shunted the show -- including reruns of past seasons -- off their cable channels]] (particularly their new Creator/DisneyXD rebranding) and onto Creator/{{ABC}}, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork where it was subject to pre-empting for sports.]] Adding to the conflict, the first Executive Producer Eddie Guzelian was fired midway through the season over "creative differences" with Disney. Former ''Rangers'' writer and producer Judd Lynn, who was a big part of the series' improving during the Creator/{{Saban}} Creator/{{Saban|Entertainment}} days, came in to replace him. Filming took place in UsefulNotes/NewZealand, with a cast of mostly Kiwi and Australian actors.
4th Aug '17 2:52:11 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Subverted. Ziggy, Mr. GenreSavvy, approaches Dillon under control of the virus, and says that his friendship power is so strong, Dillon wouldn't dare hit him. Turns out he would.

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* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Subverted. Ziggy, Mr. GenreSavvy, Ziggy approaches Dillon under control of the virus, and says that his friendship power is so strong, Dillon wouldn't dare hit him. Turns out he would.



** Surely in Ziggy's case that's just being GenreSavvy.
19th May '17 1:34:05 PM BluTaiger
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* {{Expy}}: The [=ValveMax=] Megazord is made of [[Series/PowerRangersWildForce a crocodile, a shark (we think), and a wolf]] (likely a coincidence, as the latter two were an orca and a dog in ''Go-Onger''). And the Road Attack Zord seems to resemble the [[Series/PowerRangersZeo Warrior Wheel]]; even its finishing move is almost the same.

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* {{Expy}}: The [=ValveMax=] Megazord is made of [[Series/PowerRangersWildForce has a crocodile, crocodile forming most of the body, with a shark (we think), and a wolf]] wolf forming arms]] (likely a coincidence, as the latter two were an orca and a dog in ''Go-Onger''). And the Road Attack Zord seems to resemble the [[Series/PowerRangersZeo Warrior Wheel]]; even its finishing move is almost the same.
21st Apr '17 9:41:52 AM ElliottB1
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* {{Unperson}}: An InUniverse example with the fate of [[spoiler:Gem and Gemma]].
10th Feb '17 8:14:55 PM Delphi
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** The monsters are named more or less like they are in Go-Onger, just with "bot" instead of "banki."


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* UnfortunateNames: In parts of America "Grinder" means a submarine sandwich.
22nd Jan '17 9:12:07 PM infernape612
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* [[AffectionateParody Affectionate]] SelfParody - Part of why this series is so awesome!

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* [[AffectionateParody Affectionate]] SelfParody - SelfParody: Part of why this series is so awesome!
22nd Jan '17 9:10:28 PM infernape612
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* {{Mooks}}: Grinders (MechaMook variant)

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* {{Mooks}}: Grinders (MechaMook variant)variant).
7th Dec '16 2:23:11 AM ohwhatever
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* BatmanGambit: Dr. K does one in the episode named "Doctor K" appropriately enough. [[spoiler: The rangers need another Flux Overthruster to combine the High Octane and ValveMax Megazords. The problem is they don't know how to make one. Dr. K brings a cloning device from the ReflexBot that attacked earlier into the laboratory predicting Tenaya would be inside and would by accident clone the Flux Overtruster just in time to save the Rangers by letting them make the Zenith Megazord. And she had her violin connected to giant fans to blow Tenaya out of the base.]]

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* BatmanGambit: Dr. K does one in the episode named "Doctor K" appropriately enough. [[spoiler: The rangers need another Flux Overthruster to combine the High Octane and ValveMax [=ValveMax=] Megazords. The problem is they don't know how to make one. Dr. K brings a cloning device from the ReflexBot [=ReflexBot=] that attacked earlier into the laboratory predicting Tenaya would be inside and would by accident clone the Flux Overtruster just in time to save the Rangers by letting them make the Zenith Megazord. And she had her violin connected to giant fans to blow Tenaya out of the base.]]
27th Aug '16 3:41:01 PM DragonRanger
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The are 12 Zords in this show. It takes three to form a single Megazord, they have 4 Megazords that do this, and they can all turn into a single unit called the RPM Ultrazord. So we have RuleOfThree multiplied by FourIsDeath taken to its logical conclusion.
27th Aug '16 3:40:21 PM DragonRanger
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* HumongousMecha: The RPM Ultrazord, which is twice as large as any grown attackbot. What do you expect when a third of the pieces are a whale-jet, and a Mammoth-train with [[StockDinosaurs T-rex and Triceratops]] cars?
** CombiningMecha: The are 12 Zords in this show. It takes three to form a single Megazord, they have 4 Megazords that do this, and they can all turn into a single unit called the RPM Ultrazord. So we have RuleOfThree multiplied by FourIsDeath taken to its logical conclusion.

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* HumongousMecha: The While this is standard in any ''Power Rangers'' series, the RPM Ultrazord, which Ultrazord is a ''twelve''-zord combination and twice as large as any grown attackbot. What do you expect when its components include a third of the pieces are a whale-jet, Whale-jet and a Mammoth-train with [[StockDinosaurs T-rex and Triceratops]] cars?
** CombiningMecha: This season features four three-piece combiners: the original three Rangers make the High Octane Megazord, Dillon and Ziggy pilot the [=ValveMax=] Megazord, Gem and Gemma the Mach Megazord, and the Paleozords make up the Paleomax Megazord. They can then sequentially combine into bigger combinations: the High Octane and the [=ValveMax=] make the Zenith Megazord, plus the Mach is the [=SkyRev=] Megazord, plus the Paleomax is the RPM Ultrazord.
The are 12 Zords in this show. It takes three to form a single Megazord, they have 4 Megazords that do this, and they can all turn into a single unit called the RPM Ultrazord. So we have RuleOfThree multiplied by FourIsDeath taken to its logical conclusion.



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** We also, once again, get the LongLostSibling [[PowerRangersInSpace plot]] [[PowerRangersLightspeedRescue point]] where one of them was made to be evil before making a HeelFaceTurn. It especially bears a striking resemblance to the Andros-Astronema/Karone dynamic.
** [[spoiler:Yet another DisneyDeath, followed by a BackFromTheDead trope, happens to one of the heroes -- in this case, it happened a certain pair of Rangers (see further below) in this season... It was, if anything, just as shocking and heartbreaking as a certain Ranger death we were [[PowerRangersLostGalaxy first]] exposed to, regardless of what you may think of those two.]]

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** We also, once again, get the LongLostSibling [[PowerRangersInSpace [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace plot]] [[PowerRangersLightspeedRescue [[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue point]] where one of them was made to be evil before making a HeelFaceTurn. It especially bears a striking resemblance to the Andros-Astronema/Karone dynamic.
** [[spoiler:Yet another DisneyDeath, followed by a BackFromTheDead trope, happens to one of the heroes -- in this case, it happened a certain pair of Rangers (see further below) in this season... It was, if anything, just as shocking and heartbreaking as a certain Ranger death we were [[PowerRangersLostGalaxy [[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy first]] exposed to, regardless of what you may think of those two.]]
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