History YMMV / PowerRangersSamurai

4th Sep '16 1:30:17 PM Fourze99
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** For a monster that got one episode, Fiera was pretty well-received for her cool design, powers, and voice actor.
22nd Aug '16 2:09:49 AM latios2
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* Wangst: A big portion of Jayden's characterization is his accepting that he's part of a team, [[IneffectualLoner since he doesn't want the others]] [[UnwittingInstigatorofDoom getting involved with the fight against Xandred]]. Unfortunately, [[CompressedAdaptation due to Saban replicating the ''Shinkenger'' script all but verbatim without accounting for detail]], he ends up [[AesopAmnesia learning the exact same teamwork moral under the exact same set of circumstances ''twice'']], each time using the "I want to fight alone" excuse, which somewhat dampens the whole arc. [[note]]In Shinkenger, Takeru brushes upon this moral, but doesn't really learn it until the end of the show, leaving him flawed enough to have to learn it again so that he can use it against Juzo. In Samurai, Jayden acknowledges the lesson and accepts it the first time it properly comes up, making the viewer wonder why the issue ever even comes up again.[[/note]]


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* {{Wangst}}: A big portion of Jayden's characterization is his accepting that he's part of a team, [[IneffectualLoner since he doesn't want the others]] [[UnwittingInstigatorofDoom getting involved with the fight against Xandred]]. Unfortunately, [[CompressedAdaptation due to Saban replicating the ''Shinkenger'' script all but verbatim without accounting for detail]], he ends up [[AesopAmnesia learning the exact same teamwork moral under the exact same set of circumstances ''twice'']], each time using the "I want to fight alone" excuse, which somewhat dampens the whole arc. [[note]]In Shinkenger, Takeru brushes upon this moral, but doesn't really learn it until the end of the show, leaving him flawed enough to have to learn it again so that he can use it against Juzo. In Samurai, Jayden acknowledges the lesson and accepts it the first time it properly comes up, making the viewer wonder why the issue ever even comes up again.[[/note]]
15th Aug '16 10:15:49 AM SheldonDinkleburg
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** Also, some are calling ''Samurai'' sexist due to the [[ShotForShotRemake very close adaptation]] to ''Shinkenger''... without accounting for the [[ValuesDissonance differences between cultural views]] on women ([[StayInTheKitchen Japan's patriarchy]] vs. America's [[GirlsNeedRoleModels post-feminism]]).

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** Also, some are calling ''Samurai'' sexist due to the [[ShotForShotRemake very close adaptation]] to ''Shinkenger''... without accounting for the [[ValuesDissonance differences between cultural views]] on women ([[StayInTheKitchen Japan's patriarchy]] vs. America's [[GirlsNeedRoleModels post-feminism]]).women.
9th Aug '16 8:27:11 PM Bourne~Endeavor
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** Kimberley Crossman does a terrific job as Lauren, specifically playing up the character's sense of abandonment and isolation.
* HeroWorship: When Lauren steps in to replace an injured Jayden, the other rangers seemingly cannot go a few minutes without citing how awesome or amazing they think he is. This becomes especially grating when they compare him against Lauren ''with her still in the room.'' (See The Woobie below)


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** Lauren dedicated her entire life to mastering a sealing technique, only for it to fail. This would be bad enough, however Jayden's injuries forced her to take up the leader mantle. Despite her continuous effects to befriend the Rangers, they do nothing but talk about how awesome Jayden is and ''indirectly compare her to him '''to her face'''''. After her aforementioned technique fails, nobody says so much as two words to her directly.
26th Jun '16 1:53:11 AM klom99
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* Wangst: A big portion of Jayden's characterization is his accepting that he's part of a team, [[IneffectualLoner since he doesn't want the others]] [[UnwittingInstigatorofDoom getting involved with the fight against Xandred]]. Unfortunately, [[CompressedAdaptation due to Saban replicating the ''Shinkenger'' script all but verbatim without accounting for detail]], he ends up [[AesopAmnesia learning the exact same teamwork moral under the exact same set of circumstances ''twice'']], each time using the "I want to fight alone" excuse, which somewhat dampens the whole arc. [[note]]In Shinkenger, Takeru brushes upon this moral, but doesn't really learn it until the end of the show, leaving him flawed enough to have to learn it again so that he can use it against Juzo. In Samurai, Jayden acknowledges the lesson and accepts it the first time it properly comes up, making the viewer wonder why the issue ever even comes up again.[[/note]]
20th Mar '16 9:22:59 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Master Xandred]], when he isn't drinking his [[FrothyMugsOfWater "medicine"]] and yelling at people, [[BadBoss treats his followers horribly]], yells at them, threatens to kill Octoroo at one point, attempts to kill Deker because he was meddling in his affairs, and his plan revolves around killing Jayden. Unlike Octoroo, who sends Nighloks to cause misery, Master Xandred summons an army of moogers to cause meaningless chaos in the human world and destroy everything. In episodes "Broken Dreams" and "Test of the Leader", we see that his moogers destroy entire buildings, [[FridgeHorror meaning that he is responsible for hundreds of deaths of innocent humans]]. He brutally punishes [[TheStarscream Arachnitor]] when he tried to usurp him by [[BodyHorror mutating him into a mindless berserker slave]]. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Octoroo says that his cruelty is boundless]]. In "Broken Dreams", he ruined Dayu's harmonium and attempted to erase her memory. She even says "I knew you were evil, but this..." Eventually, after Deker meets his FinalDeath and Dayu's sorrow is so great that she is able to fully restore Xandred on her ''own,'' [[UngratefulBastard he rewards her]] by absorbing her so that her human side would make him immune to the sealing symbol. However, by this point, Dayu didn't care if she lived or died, and didn't resist.

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Master Xandred]], when he isn't drinking his [[FrothyMugsOfWater "medicine"]] and yelling at people, [[BadBoss treats his followers horribly]], yells at them, threatens to kill Octoroo at one point, attempts to kill Deker because he was meddling in his affairs, and his plan revolves around killing Jayden. Unlike Octoroo, who sends Nighloks to cause misery, Master Xandred summons an army of moogers to cause meaningless chaos in the human world and destroy everything. In episodes "Broken Dreams" and "Test of the Leader", we see that his moogers destroy entire buildings, [[FridgeHorror meaning that he is responsible for hundreds of deaths of innocent humans]]. He brutally punishes [[TheStarscream Arachnitor]] when he tried to usurp him by [[BodyHorror mutating him into a mindless berserker slave]]. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Octoroo says that his cruelty is boundless]]. In "Broken Dreams", he ruined Dayu's harmonium and attempted to erase her memory. She even says "I knew you were evil, but this..." Eventually, after Deker meets his FinalDeath and Dayu's sorrow is so great that she is able to fully restore Xandred on her ''own,'' [[UngratefulBastard he rewards her]] by absorbing her so that her human side would make him immune to the sealing symbol. However, by this point, Dayu didn't care if she lived or died, and didn't resist.resist.
**[[TheChessmaster Serrator]] is first introduced as an Nighlok unknown to many, even Master Xandred himself, but soon gets Xandred’s attention by wiping out his army of Moogers, and then [[DragonInChief Serrator]] promises to help Xandred with his goal of flooding the Earth with the Sanzu River. [[KnightOfCerebus Serrator]] then gives the Rangers a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown every time they meet, and forces people on an island to fight each other. When Xandred's CoDragons, Octoroo and Dayu, grew suspicious of Serrator, he tries to kill them and in the process revealed he only [[TheStarscream feigned loyalty to Xandred]] to steal Dayu's Harmonium and use it for [[HiddenAgendaVillain his own plans]]. A furious Dayu [[note]]earlier Serrator promised to give back her Harmonium once he is done fixing it[[/note]] attacks Serrator only for him to [[TheReveal reveal]] that he was the one who caused all of pain and agony she and her lover, [[spoiler:Deker]], had to suffer throughout their eternal lives 200 year ago when their house caught on fire. Serrator appeared before Dayu and, seeing how badly the fire affected [[spoiler:Deker]] makes a [[DealWithTheDevil deal with Dayu]] to save Deker's life, but at the cost Dayu loosing her humanity and spending an eternity in the Netherworld. Dayu accepted, but when Serrator revived [[spoiler:Deker]], he took away his memories and turned him into human/Nighlok hybrid forced to walk the earth for all of eternity, while Dayu must be forced to remembered the deal she made that would forever ruined their lives. Serrator shows no remorse, enjoying in the fact that it cause Dayu so much suffering, and may have been the one who started the fire in the first place. Eventually, everyone, heroes and villains alike, learned that all of his attacks were in a pattern that would cause the Earth to crack causing the Netherworld to flood the Earth. His goal was to [[TakeOverTheWorld rule both worlds]], not caring about the billions of lives in both worlds lost in the process.
15th Jan '16 3:52:59 PM Anicomicgeek
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* HarsherInHindsight: The sword wielding villain, Deker, becomes this after the recent allegations of his actor, Ricardo Medina Jr, having an altercation with his roommate ending with said roommate being killed with a sword, even though he was released after it was ruled he acted in self-defense.

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* HarsherInHindsight: The sword wielding villain, Deker, becomes this after the recent allegations of his actor, Ricardo Medina Jr, having an altercation with his roommate ending with said roommate being killed with a sword, even though he was released after it was ruled he acted in self-defense.sword.
5th Jan '16 9:58:03 PM Morgaus
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* {{Creepy Awesome}}: Decker and Serrator.
30th Nov '15 3:28:32 PM Morgaus
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* {{Jerkass Woobie}}: Deker, given that he's trapped in a cursed existence and ultimately wants to die.
28th Nov '15 6:19:19 PM Metalhead14
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** Hector David, Jr. (Mike) and Steven Skyler (Antonio) are touted even by fans who hate the series as the only good actors on the show.
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