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18th Apr '16 1:49:31 PM Anicomicgeek
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** Calls out Mentor Ji for a ''lot'' of problems, such as him never getting called out on his flaws, conflicting advice, ''bad'' advice, and ''taking the Gold Ranger's Morpher'' because "he wasn't from a Samurai Clan" (the morpher was undeniably Antonio's property, so its literally stealing), despite the Gold Ranger being the ''only'' one who chose to be a hero of his own free will, without any familial prompting.

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** Calls out Mentor Ji for a ''lot'' of problems, such as him never getting called out on his flaws, conflicting advice, ''bad'' advice, and ''taking the Gold Ranger's Morpher'' because "he wasn't from a Samurai Clan" (the morpher was undeniably Antonio's property, so its it's literally stealing), despite the Gold Ranger being the ''only'' one who chose to be a hero of his own free will, without any familial prompting.
3rd Apr '16 1:48:02 PM SithkingZero
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** Points out that the super mutants are entirely plausible, since the existence of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles back in ''In Space'' shows that mutation of creatures ''is'' not only plausible but has happened before in the Power Rangers universe.
31st Mar '16 10:29:48 PM DarkMask
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* RageAgainstTheMentor: Oh my, Linkara does ''not'' like Mentor Ji, and went on an angry rant about the fact he is one of the most useless mentors in the series, the fact he seems to have no right to even call himself a mentor (since he's not a Ranger himself, nor is ever explained as having any samurai heritage), acts unnecessarily elitist towards [[SixthRanger Antonio]] when he wanted to join the team, and typically gives pointless rhetoric as advice (and once even gave the exact ''opposite'' advice later in the same episode).

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* RageAgainstTheMentor: Oh my, Linkara does ''not'' like Mentor Ji, and went on an angry rant about the fact he is one of the most useless mentors in the series, the fact he seems to have no right to even call himself a mentor (since he's not a Ranger himself, nor is ever explained as having any samurai heritage), acts unnecessarily elitist towards [[SixthRanger Antonio]] when he wanted to join the team, team (including ''stealing'' Antonio's morpher right in front of him), and typically gives pointless rhetoric as advice (and once even gave the exact ''opposite'' advice later in the same episode).



* WhatTheHellHero: He calls the other Rangers out on being jerks and borderline shunning Lauren just because 'she's not Jayden' when all she wants to do is fulfil her family duty and be their friends. He ''then'' calls out Jayden due to the fact he left the team (in the middle of Lauren's welcome party, no less) when there was no reason to, and turning the situation all about him while also causing his teammates to resent Lauren for "making" Jayden leave (she didn't, and wanted him to stay and still be part of the team).
** Calls out Mentor Ji for a ''lot'' of problems, such as him never getting called out on his flaws, conflicting advice, ''bad'' advice, and ''taking the Gold Ranger's Morpher'' because "he wasn't from a Samurai Clan," despite the Gold Ranger being the ''only'' one who chose to be a hero of his own free will, without any familial prompting.

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* WhatTheHellHero: WhatTheHellHero:
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He calls the other Rangers out on being jerks and borderline shunning Lauren just because 'she's not Jayden' when all she wants to do is fulfil her family duty and be their friends. He ''then'' calls out Jayden due to the fact he left the team (in the middle of Lauren's welcome party, no less) when there was no reason to, and turning the situation all about him while also causing his teammates to resent Lauren for "making" Jayden leave (she didn't, and wanted him to stay and still be part of the team).
** Calls out Mentor Ji for a ''lot'' of problems, such as him never getting called out on his flaws, conflicting advice, ''bad'' advice, and ''taking the Gold Ranger's Morpher'' because "he wasn't from a Samurai Clan," Clan" (the morpher was undeniably Antonio's property, so its literally stealing), despite the Gold Ranger being the ''only'' one who chose to be a hero of his own free will, without any familial prompting.
14th Mar '16 5:28:56 PM DarkMask
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* FlatCharacter: Notes that the Rangers start off with distinct personalities, but {{Flanderization}} turns them into this. He focuses on Tommy so much because his character arc of going through losing and regaining his powers is the only personal storyline worth mentioning, and even later he admits Tommy ends up not having much personality outside of how he plays off the other Rangers. Later additions to the team likewise end up filling the roles they're given for the plots of the week. The worst of these probably came in the second season with Aisha and Rocky, as Aisha really wasn't anything except "Kimberly's best friend", and Rocky ... was just there (since the Ranger he was replacing, Jason, was TheLeader who's position fell back onto [[SixthRanger Tommy]] when he left).

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* FlatCharacter: FlatCharacter:
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Notes that the Rangers start off with distinct personalities, but {{Flanderization}} turns them into this. He focuses on Tommy so much because his character arc of going through losing and regaining his powers is the only personal storyline worth mentioning, and even later he admits Tommy ends up not having much personality outside of how he plays off the other Rangers. Later additions to the team likewise end up filling the roles they're given for the plots of the week. The worst of these probably came in the second season with Aisha and Rocky, as Aisha really wasn't anything except "Kimberly's best friend", and Rocky ... was just there (since the Ranger he was replacing, Jason, was TheLeader who's position fell back onto [[SixthRanger Tommy]] when he left).left).
** Rita's entourage barely got anything bar a passing mention as well, although Scorpina stands out in particular. Linkara outright forgot about her when he first released his review, and during the re-release when he finally ''does'' mention her he admits the reason he forgot about her is because she didn't really have any influence on the plot whatsoever.
6th Mar '16 11:51:12 PM MorganWick
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** And as for [[TheMentor mentors]], he while he has expressed dislike for Dimitria, Shayla, Sensei Kanoi Watanabe, and Doctor Hartford, he seems to a hold place of hatred for Mentor Ji, whom he calls out as being elitist and basically useless to the Rangers, claiming him to be more of a glorified butler than a mentor. [[InsultToRocks Then he takes that back, as Dr. Hartford's butler, Spencer, actually went out and did field work, and was one of his favorite characters of that season, so even compared to a butler, Ji comes up short.]]

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** And as for [[TheMentor mentors]], he while he has expressed dislike for Dimitria, Shayla, Sensei Kanoi Watanabe, and Doctor Hartford, he seems to a hold place of hatred for Mentor Ji, whom he calls out as being elitist and basically useless to the Rangers, claiming him to be more of a glorified butler than a mentor. [[InsultToRocks Then he takes that back, as Dr. Hartford's butler, Spencer, actually went out and did field work, and was one of his favorite characters of that season, so even compared to a butler, Ji comes up short.]]


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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot[[in-universe]]: When a series misses an oppertunity, Lewis usually has his own take on what the show could have done instead, such as making Major Havoc the end villain of Turbo, or making Bulk and Skull the Rangers' [[SecretKeeper secret keepers.]]
** Taken UpToEleven with Megaforce, where these sort of suggestions make up almost a third of his complaints.
3rd Mar '16 5:36:09 AM Anicomicgeek
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* FollowTheLeader: The series is extremely similar in style to the reviews of WebSite/SFDebris. Linkara definitely knows about his existence, due to the fact that he asked for permission for the use of Under Pressure in a similar way that WebSite/SFDebris did for ''[[Series/PowerRangersInSpace In Space]]''.
** More than that--he's been known to point people toward WebSite/SFDebris' "Series/DoctorWho [[http://blip.tv/sf-debris-opinionated-reviews/doctor-who-101-5123833 101" video]] if they have questions about where to start watching.
** In regards to ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', the fanbase has changed its opinion on several seasons, characters & aspects of the show following Linkara's retrospectives - for example, [[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue Carter Grayson]] used to be considered one of the more boring Red Rangers, but now has the reputation of a MemeticBadass.
27th Feb '16 6:20:38 PM DarkMask
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* OldShame[[invoked]]: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] when he discusses about Austin St. John, Thuy Trang, and Walter Emanuel Jones being fired partway through the second season when negotiations broke down regarding union rights. While they may have differing opinions regarding how they were paid or how production was handled, Linkara states he's heard none of the actors ever felt ''Power Rangers'' was a low-point in their careers, and look back on it fondly.
27th Feb '16 6:15:57 PM DarkMask
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* PutOnABus: Of course he discusses the departure of Jason, Trini, and Zach for the International Peace Conference. When he remastered his Second Season Review he even shares that the reason they left was sue to their actors negotiating for union rights and negotiations breaking down.

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* PutOnABus: Of course he discusses the departure of Jason, Trini, and Zach for the International Peace Conference. When he remastered his Second Season Review he even shares that the reason they left was sue due to their actors negotiating for union rights and negotiations breaking down.
27th Feb '16 6:14:07 PM DarkMask
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* MrFanservice: Considers Richie's inclusion in the second season (in addition to being a RedHerring for the White Ranger identity) to be just eye-candy for the female viewers, although he does say if this is true that it baffles him, since any one of the male Rangers has d a physique a male model would die for.

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* MrFanservice: Considers Richie's inclusion in the second season (in addition to being a RedHerring for the White Ranger identity) to be just eye-candy for the female viewers, although he does say if this is true that it baffles him, since any one of the male Rangers has d had a physique a any male model would die for.
27th Feb '16 6:12:29 PM DarkMask
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* FlatCharacter: Notes that the Rangers start off with distinct personalities, but {{Flanderization}} turns them into this. He focuses on Tommy so much because his character arc of going through losing and regaining his powers is the only personal storyline worth mentioning, and even later he admits Tommy ends up not having much personality outside of how he plays off the other Rangers. Later additions to the team likewise end up filling the roles they're given for the plots of the week.

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* FlatCharacter: Notes that the Rangers start off with distinct personalities, but {{Flanderization}} turns them into this. He focuses on Tommy so much because his character arc of going through losing and regaining his powers is the only personal storyline worth mentioning, and even later he admits Tommy ends up not having much personality outside of how he plays off the other Rangers. Later additions to the team likewise end up filling the roles they're given for the plots of the week. The worst of these probably came in the second season with Aisha and Rocky, as Aisha really wasn't anything except "Kimberly's best friend", and Rocky ... was just there (since the Ranger he was replacing, Jason, was TheLeader who's position fell back onto [[SixthRanger Tommy]] when he left).



* FlatCharacter: The reasons he doesn't go into depth about the characters of the season was because while they did grow, they mostly were just stereotypes (Jason was the LovableJock, Kimberly was the ValleyGirl, Billy was the HollywoodNerd, etc.) and weren't much more than "goodie-goods". The worst of these probably came in the second season with Aisha and Rocky, as Aisha really wasn't anything except "Kimberly's best friend", and Rocky ... was just there (since the Ranger he was replacing, Jason, was TheLeader who's position fell back onto [[SixthRanger Tommy]] when he left).
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