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25th Apr '17 6:51:15 PM RoarkTenjouin
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* Make the team of rangers a family - while this has happened in Sentai [[Series/ChikyuSentaiFiveman in]] [[Series/KyuKyuSentaiGoGoV a]] [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger few]] [[Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger times]], it has never happened in ''Power Rangers'' - at most, it's been 2 of the rangers are related or none of the rangers are related at all.

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* Make the team of rangers a family - while this has happened in Sentai [[Series/ChikyuSentaiFiveman before [[Series/ChikyuuSentaiFiveman in]] [[Series/KyuKyuSentaiGoGoV a]] a few]] [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger few]] Sentai]] [[Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger times]], series]], it has never happened in ''Power Rangers'' - at most, it's been 2 of the rangers are related or none of the rangers are related at all.all. However, you don't have to apply this to the SixthRanger(s).
17th Apr '17 10:29:34 PM RoarkTenjouin
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'''Colors''': All Sentai series have a red and a blue (and usually a yellow - although there are [[Series/JAKQDengekitai four]] [[Series/BattleFeverJ teams]] [[Series/DengekiSentaiChangeman that]] [[Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger don't]]); the other two members of the core 5 (if you are starting out with that number) are usually two of the four following colors: pink, green, white, black. However, the rest of the team's colors are up to you - just keep in mind that 2 rangers never have the same color. You can have 2 red rangers on the same team, as long as one of the red rangers has a different shade of red (usually a darker shade). However, unless you are going for a theme with the color (such as [[Series/ResshaSentaiToQger rainbows]]), the SixthRanger(s) will usually be either gold or silver - although if you want to include these colors on the core team, you are more than welcome to use a different color for the SixthRanger (or, if you want, [[Series/DobutsuSentaiZyuohger multiple colors]]).
17th Apr '17 10:22:26 PM RoarkTenjouin
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'''Props Department:''' You'll usually be able to make your own additions to the arsenal used in Sentai. A SuperMode for the Red Ranger (complete with its own TransformationTrinket) is a popular choice, as is a CoolBike or some other vehicle. A CanonImmigrant SixthRanger is possible, but you'll have to work around the fact that he wasn't present in the original StockFootage. A new mecha is probably ill-advised; besides the same StockFootage issues an original SixthRanger would face, you likely won't have access to a miniature set to film mecha battles on.

'''Subversions:''' Make your Power Ranger characters adults rather than teenagers. It helps reduce the possibility of your series involving child soldiers fighting the empire.

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'''Props Department:''' You'll usually be able to make your own additions to the arsenal used in Sentai. A SuperMode for the Red Ranger (complete with its own TransformationTrinket) is a popular choice, as is a CoolBike or some other vehicle. A CanonImmigrant SixthRanger is possible, but you'll have to work around the fact that he wasn't present in the original StockFootage. A new mecha is probably ill-advised; besides the same StockFootage issues an original SixthRanger would face, you likely won't have access to a miniature set to film mecha battles on.

'''Subversions:'''
on. That being said, you are more than welcome to link an original SixthRanger to an already existing mecha if you are willing to reshoot the cockpit footage.

'''Subversions:'''
*
Make your Power Ranger characters adults rather than teenagers. It helps reduce the possibility of your series involving child soldiers fighting the empire.empire.
* Make the team of rangers a family - while this has happened in Sentai [[Series/ChikyuSentaiFiveman in]] [[Series/KyuKyuSentaiGoGoV a]] [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger few]] [[Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger times]], it has never happened in ''Power Rangers'' - at most, it's been 2 of the rangers are related or none of the rangers are related at all.
* Have the rangers go out of their way to search for and become rangers - traditionally, the rangers either are called by the team's mentor, start off as rangers, or are chosen by the [[MacGuffin powers]].
17th Apr '17 10:12:25 PM RoarkTenjouin
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** Alternatively, the villains will bring in [[PsychoRangers a team of evil rangers]]. Said team does not have to be human, and usually lasts for an arc.
20th Mar '17 5:09:25 PM valhallaerikson
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'''Subversions:''' Make your Power Ranger characters adults rather than teenagers. It helps reduce the possibility of your series involving child soldiers fighting the empire.
20th Mar '17 5:01:50 PM valhallaerikson
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You don't have to include BlackAndWhiteMorality. Feel free to make the heroes [[AntiHero somewhat morally questionable]] or your villains [[NobleDemon not that evil]].

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* You don't have to include BlackAndWhiteMorality. Feel free to make the heroes [[AntiHero somewhat morally questionable]] or your villains [[NobleDemon not that evil]].
evil]]. But regardless of a scenario its best to give the viewer a reason to root for the protagonist and not fall into DarknessInducedAudienceApathy or make the protagonist bland enough that the viewer ends up RootingForTheEmpire.

* Explore the consequences of the existence of monsters and aliens existing. How much of an impact it can make? How involved will the military be now that monsters and aliens roam the planet?
3rd Aug '15 2:35:36 PM DragonRanger
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'''ColorCodedCharacters'''
You're gonna need to be able to tell each member apart somehow. How you do it is up to you, most ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' shows have the entire suit in that colour bar a few other bits but in ''Series/TomicaHeroRescueForce'' they all wore orange with trim depending on the colours.

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'''ColorCodedCharacters'''
'''ColorCodedCharacters:''' You're gonna need to be able to tell each member apart somehow. How you do it is up to you, most ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' shows have the entire suit in that colour bar a few other bits but in ''Series/TomicaHeroRescueForce'' they all wore orange with trim depending on the colours.



'''LawOfChromaticSuperiority'''
RedIsHeroic, so have TheHero wear it (it's not an absolute requirement, but it's a franchise tradition at this point so you'd better have a ''very'' good reason for breaking it). He usually gets [[ProtagonistPowerUpPrivileges the best stuff]], the primary focus, etc. Don't sideline the others, though.

'''SpandexLatexOrLeather'''
Chances are, you're gonna be going with spandex; as much as [[Series/PowerRangersRPM some people]] [[MemeticMutation deny it]]. [[Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Latex]] [[Series/PowerRangersSamurai armor]] and [[Series/TokumeiSentaiGoBusters leather-like materials]] aren't unheard-of, though.

'''ThePowerOfFriendship'''
A staple of the genre. It makes the kids happy, after all.

'''{{BFG}}'''
You're gonna need something to blow up the monster before you summon the...

'''HumongousMecha'''
Specifically, CombiningMecha. The main weapon tends to be a sword for these ones. They are always [[SuperRobotGenre Super Robots]]. Be sure to include a lot of them, [[MerchandiseDriven you'll make some good money out of their toys]].

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'''LawOfChromaticSuperiority'''
'''LawOfChromaticSuperiority:''' RedIsHeroic, so have TheHero wear it (it's not an absolute requirement, but it's a franchise tradition at this point so you'd better have a ''very'' good reason for breaking it).wears it; end of discussion. He usually gets [[ProtagonistPowerUpPrivileges the best stuff]], the primary focus, etc. Don't sideline the others, though.

'''SpandexLatexOrLeather'''
'''SpandexLatexOrLeather''': Chances are, you're gonna be going with spandex; as much as [[Series/PowerRangersRPM some people]] [[MemeticMutation deny it]]. [[Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Latex]] [[Series/PowerRangersSamurai armor]] and [[Series/TokumeiSentaiGoBusters leather-like materials]] aren't unheard-of, though.

'''ThePowerOfFriendship'''
A
though. If the series has an additional, non-Ranger heroic ally, he'll probably have latex.

'''ThePowerOfFriendship''': Teamwork is a
staple of the genre. It makes the kids happy, after all.

'''{{BFG}}'''
'''{{BFG}}''': You're gonna need something to blow up the monster before you summon the...

'''HumongousMecha'''
'''HumongousMecha''': Specifically, CombiningMecha. The main weapon tends to be a sword for these ones. They are always [[SuperRobotGenre Super Robots]]. Be sure to include a lot of them, [[MerchandiseDriven you'll make some good money out of their toys]].



First, '''Theme''': Each season has some kind of overlaying theme to it. This theme is the inspiration for the heroes' costumes, their mecha, and sometimes even their weapons. Don't worry about repeating a theme that's already been done. After all, there were [[Series/KousokuSentaiTurboranger three]] [[Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger car-themed]] [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger seasons]], [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger three]] [[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger dinosaur-themed]] [[Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger seasons]], [[Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger three]] [[Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger ninja-themed]] [[Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger seasons]] and plenty more where that came from. Give the theme a chance to rest before you dig it up again. [[FleetingDemographicRule 5 to 10 years sounds about right.]]

Second, '''Tone''': Do you want it to be a [[Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman dark drama]]? Or a [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger wacky comedy]]? Or even a [[Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger ridiculous parody]]? This decision will affect how things look.

Third, '''Number of Heroes''': The minimum to a team is [[PowerTrio three members]], usually in [[PrimaryColorChampion red, blue and yellow]]. One of the two non-red members is going to be a girl. Usually it's yellow, but [[Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman some]][[Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger times]] it's blue. On at least [[Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger one occasion]] both blue and yellow were girls, even.

The most common configuration is to have [[FiveManBand five members]], consisting of the usual red, blue and yellow but with a pink/white and black/green member along with them. You don't have to have TwoGirlsToATeam, but you can if you want. Chances are, the guys adapting your series will want to turn the one that isn't pink/white into a girl for the sake of feminism, though.

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First, '''Theme''': '''Motif''': Each season has some kind of overlaying theme motif to it. This theme motif is the inspiration for the heroes' costumes, their mecha, and sometimes even their weapons. Don't worry about repeating a theme motif that's already been done. After all, there were [[Series/KousokuSentaiTurboranger three]] [[Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger car-themed]] [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger seasons]], [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger three]] [[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger dinosaur-themed]] [[Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger seasons]], [[Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger three]] [[Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger ninja-themed]] [[Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger seasons]] and plenty more where that came from. Give the theme motif a chance to rest before you dig it up again. [[FleetingDemographicRule 5 to 10 years sounds about right.]]

Second, '''CentralTheme''': While the motif largely deals with the visual aspects of the season, you've also got to tell a story with it. What message do you want the audience to come away with? Courage, friendship, and family some of the more common ones; just keep it idealistic.

'''Tone''': Do you want it to be a [[Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman dark drama]]? Or a [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger wacky comedy]]? Or even a [[Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger ridiculous parody]]? This decision will affect how things look.

Third, '''Number of Heroes''': The minimum to a team is [[PowerTrio three members]], usually in [[PrimaryColorChampion red, blue and yellow]]. One of the two non-red members is going to be a girl. Usually it's yellow, but [[Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman some]][[Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger times]] it's blue. On at least [[Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger one occasion]] both blue and yellow were girls, even.

The most common configuration is to have [[FiveManBand five members]], consisting of the usual red, blue and yellow but with a pink/white and black/green member along with them. You don't have to have TwoGirlsToATeam, but you can if you want. Chances are, the guys adapting your series will want to [[ShesAManInJapan turn the one that isn't pink/white into a girl girl]] for the sake of feminism, though.



You'll also want a FiveTokenBand to make sure your cast isn't too monochromatic. It doesn't really matter which races are used or what roles they take, just make sure they're there. In a pinch; [[Series/PowerRangersMysticForce Xander]], [[Series/PowerRangersRPM Flynn]], and [[Series/PowerRangersSamurai Antonio]] are evidence that you should never underestimate the power of an accent (and with production stationed in New Zealand these days, [[FakeAmerican most of your cast will be faking American accents anyway]]).

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You'll also want a FiveTokenBand to make sure your cast isn't too monochromatic. [[ColorblindCasting It doesn't really matter which races are used or what roles they take, take]], just make sure they're there. In a pinch; [[Series/PowerRangersMysticForce Xander]], [[Series/PowerRangersRPM Flynn]], and [[Series/PowerRangersSamurai Antonio]] Antonio]], and [[Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge Chase]] are evidence that you should never underestimate the power of an accent (and with production stationed in New Zealand these days, [[FakeAmerican most of your cast will be faking American accents anyway]]).
19th May '15 3:17:04 PM matt3291992
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First, '''Theme''': Each season has some kind of overlaying theme to it. This theme is the inspiration for the heroes' costumes, their mecha, and sometimes even their weapons. Don't worry about repeating a theme that's already been done. After all, there were [[Series/KousokuSentaiTurboranger three]] [[Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger car-themed]] [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger seasons]], [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger three]] [[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger dinosaur-themed]] [[Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger seasons]], [[Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger three]], [[Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger ninja-themed]] [[Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger seasons]] and plenty more where that came from. Give the theme a chance to rest before you dig it up again. [[FleetingDemographicRule 5 to 10 years sounds about right.]]

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First, '''Theme''': Each season has some kind of overlaying theme to it. This theme is the inspiration for the heroes' costumes, their mecha, and sometimes even their weapons. Don't worry about repeating a theme that's already been done. After all, there were [[Series/KousokuSentaiTurboranger three]] [[Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger car-themed]] [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger seasons]], [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger three]] [[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger dinosaur-themed]] [[Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger seasons]], [[Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger three]], three]] [[Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger ninja-themed]] [[Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger seasons]] and plenty more where that came from. Give the theme a chance to rest before you dig it up again. [[FleetingDemographicRule 5 to 10 years sounds about right.]]
27th Mar '15 5:01:51 PM ChrisX
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First, '''Theme''': Each season has some kind of overlaying theme to it. This theme is the inspiration for the heroes' costumes, their mecha, and sometimes even their weapons. Don't worry about repeating a theme that's already been done. After all, there were [[Series/KousokuSentaiTurboranger three]] [[Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger car-themed]] [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger seasons]], [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger three]] [[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger dinosaur-themed]] [[Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger seasons]], and plenty more where that came from. Give the theme a chance to rest before you dig it up again. [[FleetingDemographicRule 5 to 10 years sounds about right.]]

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First, '''Theme''': Each season has some kind of overlaying theme to it. This theme is the inspiration for the heroes' costumes, their mecha, and sometimes even their weapons. Don't worry about repeating a theme that's already been done. After all, there were [[Series/KousokuSentaiTurboranger three]] [[Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger car-themed]] [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger seasons]], [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger three]] [[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger dinosaur-themed]] [[Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger seasons]], [[Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger three]], [[Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger ninja-themed]] [[Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger seasons]] and plenty more where that came from. Give the theme a chance to rest before you dig it up again. [[FleetingDemographicRule 5 to 10 years sounds about right.]]
2nd Feb '15 3:47:43 AM kennydarmawan13
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Second, '''Tone''': Do you want it to be a [[Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman dark drama]]? Or a [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger wacky comedy]]? This decision will affect how things look.

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Second, '''Tone''': Do you want it to be a [[Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman dark drama]]? Or a [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger wacky comedy]]? Or even a [[Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger ridiculous parody]]? This decision will affect how things look.
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