History YMMV / PowerRangersSamurai

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.
1st Oct '17 3:42:37 PM Unjamlam
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** The mecha suits from ''Shinkenger'' are looking even more fake than the original ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''/''Zyuranger''. Seriously, the Megazord looks like it's wearing Styrofoam cutouts while in past series they at least looked metallic.
8th Aug '17 5:25:30 AM 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.

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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.sword and pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter.
23rd Jun '17 11:48:13 AM Angeldeb82
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** [[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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** [[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]]. 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.



* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: Some long-time fans are already criticizing ''Samurai'' for being too similar to ''Shinkenger''. [[Series/PowerRangersWildForce Not the first time]] [[Series/PowerRangersMysticForce this criticism has arose],] incidentally.

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* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: Some long-time fans are already criticizing ''Samurai'' for being too similar to ''Shinkenger''. [[Series/PowerRangersWildForce Not the first time]] [[Series/PowerRangersMysticForce this criticism has arose],] arose]], incidentally.
23rd Jun '17 11:47:16 AM Angeldeb82
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** [[TheChessmaster Serrator]] serves as a [[HiddenAgendaVillain mysterious Nighlok]] whose presence shifts the series into a [[KnightOfCerebus much darker tone]] . [[EstablishingCharacterMoment Introducing himself]] by giving the Rangers a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown and wiping out an army of Moogers sent by the aforementioned [[BigBad Master Xandred]], he offer his services for the latter, acting as his DragonInChief and organizing several unsavory schemes, one of which includes forcing people on an island to fight each other to the death. When Xandred's CoDragons, Octoroo and Dayu, grew wary of his loyalty to Xandred, he reveals to have only served Xandred because his plan to flood the Earth with the Sanzu River, [[DragonWithAnAgenda just happened to had been aligned with his own plan]] while admitting to [[TheStarscream betraying him]] once he has [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived his usefulness]] . Serrator also admits to Dayu to have cursed her and [[spoiler:Deker]] 200 year ago when their house caught on fire. In that time Serrator made a [[DealWithTheDevil deal with Dayu]] to save [[spoiler:Deker's life]], but then tricks her by taking away his memories and turning him into human/Nighlok hybrid forced to walk the earth for all of eternity while taking away her humanity and forcing her to remember what he had done for all eternity, something that Serrator [[{{Sadist}} still takes great joy from]] even now, along with the implication of having started the fire in the first place. Eventually, he would reveal to all of his plan to cause the Earth to crack and the Netherworld to flood it, serving as an attempt to [[TakeOverTheWorld take over both worlds]], completely uncaring about the of lives lost in the process, human and Nighlok alike. Only loyal to [[ItsAllAboutMe himself]] , Serrator serves as one of the most dangerous adversaries that both heroes and villains had ever faced.

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** [[TheChessmaster Serrator]] serves as a [[HiddenAgendaVillain mysterious Nighlok]] whose presence shifts the series into a [[KnightOfCerebus much darker tone]] .tone]]. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment Introducing himself]] by giving the Rangers a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown and wiping out an army of Moogers sent by the aforementioned [[BigBad Master Xandred]], he offer his services for the latter, acting as his DragonInChief and organizing several unsavory schemes, one of which includes forcing people on an island to fight each other to the death. When Xandred's CoDragons, Octoroo and Dayu, grew wary of his loyalty to Xandred, he reveals to have only served Xandred because his plan to flood the Earth with the Sanzu River, [[DragonWithAnAgenda just happened to had been aligned with his own plan]] while admitting to [[TheStarscream betraying him]] once he has [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived his usefulness]] . Serrator also admits to Dayu to have cursed her and [[spoiler:Deker]] 200 year ago when their house caught on fire. In that time Serrator made a [[DealWithTheDevil deal with Dayu]] to save [[spoiler:Deker's life]], but then tricks her by taking away his memories and turning him into human/Nighlok hybrid forced to walk the earth for all of eternity while taking away her humanity and forcing her to remember what he had done for all eternity, something that Serrator [[{{Sadist}} still takes great joy from]] even now, along with the implication of having started the fire in the first place. Eventually, he would reveal to all of his plan to cause the Earth to crack and the Netherworld to flood it, serving as an attempt to [[TakeOverTheWorld take over both worlds]], completely uncaring about the of lives lost in the process, human and Nighlok alike. Only loyal to [[ItsAllAboutMe himself]] , Serrator serves as one of the most dangerous adversaries that both heroes and villains had ever faced.



** Much like ''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 ''PowerRangersOperationOverdrive,'' ''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]].]].



* EarWorm: The Rebel Rockers' song from "He Ain't Heavy Metal, He's My Brother." See [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-OVPm4TET_Y here.]] Some of the songs Bulk and Spike sing as well could possibly count.

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* EarWorm: The Rebel Rockers' song from "He Ain't Heavy Metal, He's My Brother." See [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-OVPm4TET_Y here.]] here]]. Some of the songs Bulk and Spike sing as well could possibly count.



* 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 CrowningMomentOfAwesome during his fight with 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.

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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 CrowningMomentOfAwesome SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome during his fight with rangers: 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.



* ItsTheSameSoItSucks: Some long-time fans are already criticizing ''Samurai'' for being too similar to ''Shinkenger''. [[Series/PowerRangersWildForce Not the first time]] [[Series/PowerRangersMysticForce this criticism has arose,]] incidentally.

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* ItsTheSameSoItSucks: ItsTheSameNowItSucks: Some long-time fans are already criticizing ''Samurai'' for being too similar to ''Shinkenger''. [[Series/PowerRangersWildForce Not the first time]] [[Series/PowerRangersMysticForce this criticism has arose,]] arose],] incidentally.



* {{Jerkass Woobie}}: Deker, given that he's trapped in a cursed existence and ultimately wants to die.

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* {{Jerkass Woobie}}: JerkassWoobie: Deker, given that he's trapped in a cursed existence and ultimately wants to die.



** He ''really'' crosses it by [[spoiler:killing and [[DevourTheDragon absorbing her]] after she revived him.]]

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** He ''really'' crosses it by [[spoiler:killing and [[DevourTheDragon absorbing her]] after she revived him.]]him]].



* SpecialEffectsFailure: The digital animation sticks out like a sore thumb. On the other hand, one could find it preferable to ''Shinkenger'''s.

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: SpecialEffectFailure: The digital animation sticks out like a sore thumb. On the other hand, one could find it preferable to ''Shinkenger'''s.



** Interestingly, there had already been a Ranger called [[PowerRangersLostGalaxy Mike]] in a past season. Generally, the writers and producers avoid the repetition of names when casting actors/actresses for newer Rangers; in all likelihood, this was probably unintentional given that production for this season was very rushed so they probably had no time to think about this minor detail.

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** Interestingly, there had already been a Ranger called [[PowerRangersLostGalaxy [[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy Mike]] in a past season. Generally, the writers and producers avoid the repetition of names when casting actors/actresses for newer Rangers; in all likelihood, this was probably unintentional given that production for this season was very rushed so they probably had no time to think about this minor detail.



** Antonio made his own morpher? Cool. What's this? Jayden has to give up his position as the red ranger [[spoiler: because his sister has come to be the team's leader]]? No problem! Just have Antonio create a 7th morpher so he can fight alongside them - American-only rangers have [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo been]][[note]]Although in this case, it's more of promoting an existing character to the role of the Sixth Ranger, as opposed to creating an entirely new character[[/note]] [[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue done]] [[Series/PowerRangersJungleFury before]], so there is a precedent for this sort of thing, and...oh, you're not doing that? Okay. [[Main/SarcasmMode Fine]][[note]]While ''Shinkenger'' did have Genta build his own morpher, his was vastly different from the others; however, because ''Samurai'' chose not to adapt Genta's sushi changer, no explanation exists for why Antonio can't just create another morpher for Jayden[[/note]].

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** Antonio made his own morpher? Cool. What's this? Jayden has to give up his position as the red ranger [[spoiler: because his sister has come to be the team's leader]]? No problem! Just have Antonio create a 7th morpher so he can fight alongside them - American-only rangers have [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo been]][[note]]Although in this case, it's more of promoting an existing character to the role of the Sixth Ranger, as opposed to creating an entirely new character[[/note]] [[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue done]] [[Series/PowerRangersJungleFury before]], so there is a precedent for this sort of thing, and...oh, you're not doing that? Okay. [[Main/SarcasmMode Fine]][[note]]While [[SarcasmMode Fine.]][[note]]While ''Shinkenger'' did have Genta build his own morpher, his was vastly different from the others; however, because ''Samurai'' chose not to adapt Genta's sushi changer, no explanation exists for why Antonio can't just create another morpher for Jayden[[/note]].Jayden[[/note]]
18th Jun '17 12:28:20 AM RoarkTenjouin
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* EpilepticTrees: The second this series was announced, some fans began speculating if Saban would adapt the crossover with ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' from the source material, either to tie into ''Series/MaskedRider'' or something entirely different.
21st May '17 7:33:03 PM RoarkTenjouin
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** Antonio made his own morpher? Cool. What's this? Jayden has to give up his position as the red ranger [[spoiler: because his sister has come to be the team's leader]]? No problem! Just have Antonio create a 7th morpher so he can fight alongside them - American-only rangers have [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo been]][[note]]Although in this case, it's more of promoting an existing character to the role of the Sixth Ranger, as opposed to creating an entirely new character[[/note]] [[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue done]] [[Series/PowerRangersJungleFury before]], so there is a precedent for this sort of thing, and...oh, you're not doing that? Okay. [[Main/SarcasmMode Fine]].

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** Antonio made his own morpher? Cool. What's this? Jayden has to give up his position as the red ranger [[spoiler: because his sister has come to be the team's leader]]? No problem! Just have Antonio create a 7th morpher so he can fight alongside them - American-only rangers have [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo been]][[note]]Although in this case, it's more of promoting an existing character to the role of the Sixth Ranger, as opposed to creating an entirely new character[[/note]] [[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue done]] [[Series/PowerRangersJungleFury before]], so there is a precedent for this sort of thing, and...oh, you're not doing that? Okay. [[Main/SarcasmMode Fine]].Fine]][[note]]While ''Shinkenger'' did have Genta build his own morpher, his was vastly different from the others; however, because ''Samurai'' chose not to adapt Genta's sushi changer, no explanation exists for why Antonio can't just create another morpher for Jayden[[/note]].
17th May '17 5:21:08 AM MagBas
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** Mia's "every girl dreams of getting married" line
** See also UnfortunateImplications above regarding gender.

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** Mia's "every girl dreams of getting married" line
** See also UnfortunateImplications above regarding gender.
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17th May '17 5:20:12 AM MagBas
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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 gender: Japan's greater adherence to traditional gender roles compared to America's greater tolerance for fluidity.
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