History YMMV / PowerRangersSamurai

8th Apr '18 2:07:02 PM miraculous
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* EvilIsCool: Serrator. Perhaps the most badass character in the show. He shows his power to Master Xandred by destroying an entire army of moogers. Later, he gets a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome during his fight with the Rangers: he [[CurbStompBattle defeats them easily]], turns their own attacks against them, and to top it all off, he says that he wasn't even trying.
** Master Xandred took the title of the most badass character in the show from Serrator and makes him look like a mooger. Just watch "The Master Returns" and see what I mean.

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* EvilIsCool: Serrator.EvilIsCool:
** Deker is a swordsman whose NobleDemon personalty and badass moments have made him very popular
** [[TheChessmaster Serrator]].
Perhaps the most badass character in the show. He shows his power to Master Xandred by destroying an entire army of moogers. Later, he gets a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome during his fight with the Rangers: he [[CurbStompBattle defeats them easily]], turns their own attacks against them, and to top it all off, he says that he wasn't even trying.
** [[BigBad Master Xandred Xandred]] took the title of the most badass character in the show from Serrator and makes him look like a mooger. Just watch "The Master Returns" and see what I mean.
24th Mar '18 10:18:41 PM RoarkTenjouin
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** In an odd example, some fans correctly blame Toei for the show having more roots in Japanese Culture, but for the wrong reasons. Some fans believe that Toei did so just because Disney tried to meddle with the Sentai footage and tone it down, in an act of retaliation. However, a more likely scenario is that Toei made ''Shinkenger'' under the then-correct assumption that the series wouldn't be adapted into ''Power Rangers''[[note]]if Disney had gotten their way, ''Jungle Fury'' would've been the last season; however, likely due to Disney's contract with Bandai being valid for one more season, ''RPM'' was produced[[/note]] (in fact, it's possible that this mindset may have continued into ''Goseiger'', which, although angel-themed, had episodes more entrenched in Japanese culture in comparison to, oh say, ''Dekaranger''), since it's evident that starting with ''Gokaiger'', they were filming footage in a more adaptable way[[note]]the majority of tribute episodes were to Sentai seasons that had been adapted into ''Power Rangers'', and the few to Sentai that weren't adapted didn't have the team gain a new mech (or if it did, it wasn't used much outside the episode it was gained in[[/note]], and it was just bad luck that Saban happened to regain the rights ''after'' Shinkenger had finished airing.
16th Feb '18 7:36:06 AM Piterpicher
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** Much like ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive,'' many felt like this was a meh season that still had some good ideas. Bulk's return was welcome, Deker's character arc was well-received, and [[spoiler: Lauren was praised for being the first female Red Ranger [[PowerRangersSPD who was also a good guy]].]].

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** Much like ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive,'' many felt like this was a meh season that still had some good ideas. Bulk's return was welcome, Deker's character arc was well-received, and [[spoiler: Lauren was praised for being the first female Red Ranger [[PowerRangersSPD [[Series/PowerRangersSPD who was also a good guy]].]].



** Since Disney took over, fans were clamoring for Saban to reacquire the franchise. Disney finally killed the franchise after PowerRangersRPM, one of the most beloved seasons, only for Saban to pick up the franchise again and produced this season, one of the most despised seasons.

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** Since Disney took over, fans were clamoring for Saban to reacquire the franchise. Disney finally killed the franchise after PowerRangersRPM, Series/PowerRangersRPM, one of the most beloved seasons, only for Saban to pick up the franchise again and produced this season, one of the most despised seasons.



* LostInTranslation: Perhaps not as egregious as a full-blown BlindIdiotTranslation as some have suggested, but as pointed out by {{Linkara}} in his ''HistoryOfPowerRangers'' series, much of the dialogue sounds like something out of a HongKongDub. This is due to the rather haphazard manner in which the show was produced, with scripts from the Japanese episodes being translated word-for-word by non-native speakers, then having large swaths of them excised in order to reduce each episode's runtime by fifty percent. The result is a mix of incredibly stiff and unnatural dialogue, wildly inconsistent characterization that sometimes changes within the same episode, and plenty of ValuesDissonance due to writers not having the time to properly adapt the ''Shinkenger'' footage into something more understandable to American audiences. What changes that are made are seemingly done at random, and almost nothing around said changes is adjusted to match with it, leading to an often confusing and {{Narm}}-ridden viewing experience riddled with numerous [[PlotHole Plot Holes]] and [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Big Lipped Alligator Moments]].

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* LostInTranslation: Perhaps not as egregious as a full-blown BlindIdiotTranslation as some have suggested, but as pointed out by {{Linkara}} WebVideo/{{Linkara}} in his ''HistoryOfPowerRangers'' ''WebVideo/HistoryOfPowerRangers'' series, much of the dialogue sounds like something out of a HongKongDub. This is due to the rather haphazard manner in which the show was produced, with scripts from the Japanese episodes being translated word-for-word by non-native speakers, then having large swaths of them excised in order to reduce each episode's runtime by fifty percent. The result is a mix of incredibly stiff and unnatural dialogue, wildly inconsistent characterization that sometimes changes within the same episode, and plenty of ValuesDissonance due to writers not having the time to properly adapt the ''Shinkenger'' footage into something more understandable to American audiences. What changes that are made are seemingly done at random, and almost nothing around said changes is adjusted to match with it, leading to an often confusing and {{Narm}}-ridden viewing experience riddled with numerous [[PlotHole Plot Holes]] and [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Big Lipped Alligator Moments]].



* MisBlamed: Many PowerRangersRPM fans blame the Samurai crossover movie Clash of the Red Rangers for putting RPM in an alternative dimension. The thing is Eddie Guzelian (the original Executive Producer behind Series/PowerRangersRPM, before getting replaced by Judd Lynn) has said RPM took place in an alternate continuity from the rest of the series when RPM was in production.

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* MisBlamed: Many PowerRangersRPM ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' fans blame the Samurai crossover movie Clash of the Red Rangers for putting RPM in an alternative dimension. The thing is Eddie Guzelian (the original Executive Producer behind Series/PowerRangersRPM, ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'', before getting replaced by Judd Lynn) has said RPM took place in an alternate continuity from the rest of the series when RPM was in production.



10th Feb '18 12:10:34 AM Scsigs
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* LostInTranslation: Perhaps not as egregious as a full-blown BlindIdiotTranslation as some have suggested, but as pointed out by {{Linkara}} in his ''HistoryOfPowerRangers'' series, much of the dialogue sounds like something out of a HongKongDub. This is do the rather haphazard manner in which the show was produced, with scripts from Japanese episodes being translated word-for-word by non-native speakers, than having large swaths of text excised in-order to reduce each episode's runtime by fifty percent. The result is a mix of incredibly stiff and unnatural dialogue, wildly inconsistent characterization that sometimes changes within the same episode, and plenty of ValuesDissonance due to writers not having the time to properly adapt ''Shinkenger'' footage into something more understandable to American audiences. What changes are made are seemingly done at random, and almost nothing around said changes is adjusted to match with it, leading to an often confusing and {{Narm}}-ridden viewing experience riddled with numerous [[PlotHole Plot Holes]] and [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Big Lipped Alligator Moments]].

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* LostInTranslation: Perhaps not as egregious as a full-blown BlindIdiotTranslation as some have suggested, but as pointed out by {{Linkara}} in his ''HistoryOfPowerRangers'' series, much of the dialogue sounds like something out of a HongKongDub. This is do due to the rather haphazard manner in which the show was produced, with scripts from the Japanese episodes being translated word-for-word by non-native speakers, than then having large swaths of text them excised in-order in order to reduce each episode's runtime by fifty percent. The result is a mix of incredibly stiff and unnatural dialogue, wildly inconsistent characterization that sometimes changes within the same episode, and plenty of ValuesDissonance due to writers not having the time to properly adapt the ''Shinkenger'' footage into something more understandable to American audiences. What changes that are made are seemingly done at random, and almost nothing around said changes is adjusted to match with it, leading to an often confusing and {{Narm}}-ridden viewing experience riddled with numerous [[PlotHole Plot Holes]] and [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Big Lipped Alligator Moments]].



** There's also the Gold Ranger helmet, which switches between practically mirror-coated and more like frosted glass. It even did so in ''Shinkenger'' footage, so it can't be blamed on Japan/US prop differences (They probably use the frosted glass one to avoid accidentally reflecting the camera crew in his helmet.)

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** There's also the Gold Ranger helmet, which switches between practically mirror-coated and more like frosted glass. It even did so in ''Shinkenger'' footage, so it can't be blamed on Japan/US prop differences (They probably use used the frosted glass one to avoid accidentally reflecting the camera crew in his helmet.)



** Played straight now two years later when people flicked to this season after '''Super/Megaforce''', many people citing this season actually had a story, though a carbon copy of Shinkenger that it admittedly diverged from, good budgeting that led to great sets and production, as well as acting that got noticeably better over time.

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** Played straight now two years later when people flicked flocked to this season after '''Super/Megaforce''', many people citing this season actually had a story, though a carbon copy of Shinkenger that it admittedly diverged from, good budgeting that led to great sets and production, as well as acting that got noticeably better over time.
1st Feb '18 7:30:34 PM RoarkTenjouin
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** Ironically, while the execution was different, the idea of a "third life" was used in ''Shinkenger'', except it's arguably much more impressive - whereas ''Samurai'' has the idea PlayedForLaughs, in ''Shinkenger'', a third life allowed the user to grow ''larger than any mech the heroes had''. And the episode ''was'' adapted into ''Samurai''.
1st Feb '18 7:15:37 PM RoarkTenjouin
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* CriticalResearchFailure: Aside from the example listed under ArtisticLicenseHistory on the main page, there's one other example: Dayu's instrument is referred to as a Harmonium. However, a Harmonium is actually a ''piano''-like instrument, meaning that unless Dayu nicknamed her guitar "Harmonium", the writer clearly didn't care enough to double check (and considering that the show also confuses ''Aversion'' Therapy with ''Immersion'' Therapy, the latter is more likely).
29th Jan '18 10:17:01 AM MatthewRenn
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* LostInTranslation: Perhaps not as egregious as a full-blown BlindIdiotTranslation as some have suggested, but as pointed out by {{Linkara}} in his ''HistoryOfPowerRangers'' series, much of the dialogue sounds like something out of a HongKongDub. This is do the rather haphazard manner in which the show was produced, with scripts from Japanese episodes being translated word-for-word by non-native speakers, than having large swaths of text excised in-order to reduce each episode's runtime by fifty percent. The result is a mix of incredibly stiff and unnatural dialogue, wildly inconsistent characterization that sometimes changes within the same episode, and plenty of ValuesDissonance due to writers not having the time to properly adapt ''Shinkenger'' footage into something more understandable to American audiences. What changes are made are seemingly done at random, and almost nothing around said changes is adjusted to match with it, leading to an often confusing and {{Narm}}-ridden viewing experience riddled with numerous [[PlotHole Plot Holes]] and [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Big Lipped Alligator Moments]].
24th Nov '17 1:05:23 PM RoarkTenjouin
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** There's also some that feel this way about Amit Bhaumik's proposal for ''Samurai'' - of his 3 proposals[[note]]his other 2 proposals were for ''Hexagon'', an alternative to what eventually became ''Ninja Storm'', and ''Cyber Corps'', a proposal for adapting ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters''[[/note]], his ''Samurai'' adaptation is seen as the most feasible due to requiring the least amount of original footage[[note]]''Gobusters'' had relatively little fight scenes per episode, and while ''Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger'' had more than enough footage per episode, the majority of footage for ''Hexagon'' would've needed to have been original; his ''Samurai'' proposal would still have required original footage, but the amount is far less than the amount ''Hexagon'' or ''Cyber Corps'' would've required[[/note]], and the plot is seen as vastly superior to the end result.

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** There's also some that feel this way about Amit Bhaumik's proposal for ''Samurai'' - of his 3 proposals[[note]]his other 2 proposals were for ''Hexagon'', an alternative to what eventually became ''Ninja Storm'', and ''Cyber Corps'', a proposal for adapting ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters''[[/note]], his ''Samurai'' adaptation is seen as the most feasible due to requiring the least amount of original footage[[note]]''Gobusters'' had relatively little fight scenes per episode, and while ''Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger'' had more than enough footage per episode, the majority of footage for ''Hexagon'' would've needed to have been original; his ''Samurai'' proposal would still have required original footage, but the amount is far less than the amount ''Hexagon'' or ''Cyber Corps'' would've required[[/note]], required; and that's not even getting into how many props that had been destroyed when Disney bought the series from Saban that would've needed to have been recreated for ''Hexagon''[[/note]], and the plot is seen as vastly superior to the end result.
18th Oct '17 8:38:54 PM RoarkTenjouin
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* BetterThanCanon:
** Many fanfiction novelizations of the series have received better reception than the series itself.
** There's also some that feel this way about Amit Bhaumik's proposal for ''Samurai'' - of his 3 proposals[[note]]his other 2 proposals were for ''Hexagon'', an alternative to what eventually became ''Ninja Storm'', and ''Cyber Corps'', a proposal for adapting ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters''[[/note]], his ''Samurai'' adaptation is seen as the most feasible due to requiring the least amount of original footage[[note]]''Gobusters'' had relatively little fight scenes per episode, and while ''Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger'' had more than enough footage per episode, the majority of footage for ''Hexagon'' would've needed to have been original; his ''Samurai'' proposal would still have required original footage, but the amount is far less than the amount ''Hexagon'' or ''Cyber Corps'' would've required[[/note]], and the plot is seen as vastly superior to the end result.
8th Oct '17 9:50:15 AM Animeking1108
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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Master Xandred. Some consider him to be a menacing villain, but some (like Linkara) consider him to be even more inept than Lothor and think Serrator was a far more interesting antagonist.



* TheScrappy: Mentor Ji is considered the worst mentor for being a crappy teacher, his [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment redundant name]], and his tendency to put down Antonio for not being born into a Samurai lineage. [[WebVideo/HistoryOfPowerRangers Linkara]] had a few words to say about him.

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* TheScrappy: Mentor Ji is considered the worst mentor for being a crappy teacher, his blatant favoritism towards Jayden, his [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment redundant name]], and his tendency to put down Antonio for not being born into a Samurai lineage. [[WebVideo/HistoryOfPowerRangers Linkara]] had a few words to say about him.
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