History YMMV / PowerRangersSamurai

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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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad CompleteMonster:
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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.
7th Nov '15 8:26:52 PM Kytseo
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* OlderThanTheyThink: [[Anime/RoninWarriors This isn't the first Sentai with a samurai theme that we officially got]].
24th Aug '15 2:18:50 PM Animeking1108
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* TheScrappy: Jii is considered the worst mentor because of his self-righteous attitude, particularly when he rejected Antonio because he wasn't born into Samurai lineage.
18th Aug '15 4:36:57 PM RedSky
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** 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.
18th Aug '15 4:28:55 PM RedSky
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* ContestedSequel: Coming after ''RPM'', this was inevitable. ''Samurai'' is often touted as a bad season by fans, and many older fans call it the outright worst in the franchise (Tied with or rivaling ''Turbo'', ''Wild Force'', and ''Operation Overdrive'')- it's more often than not almost a direct adaptation of ''Shinkenger'' (Japanese values not translating well into American culture is a big complaint of this), and the acting of the Rangers at the start is [[DullSurprise often]] ''horrible'', with the general exception of the Green and Gold Rangers. For ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' fans, this season is bad because of a teamup named ''Clash of the Red Rangers'', where only the Red RPM Ranger was brought back (and doesn't even de-morph during the production).
** 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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* ContestedSequel: Coming after ''RPM'', this was inevitable. ''Samurai'' is often touted as a bad season by fans, and many older fans call it the outright one of the worst seasons in the franchise (Tied with or rivaling ''Turbo'', ''Wild Force'', Force'',''Operation Overdrive'', and ''Operation Overdrive'')- ''Megaforce'')- it's more often than not almost a direct adaptation of ''Shinkenger'' (Japanese values not translating well into American culture is a big complaint of this), and the acting of the Rangers at the start is [[DullSurprise often]] ''horrible'', with the general exception of the Green and Gold Rangers. For ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' fans, this season is bad because of a teamup named ''Clash of the Red Rangers'', where only the Red RPM Ranger was brought back (and doesn't even de-morph during the production).
** 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]].]]. ]].
** And now, ''Megaforce'' is considered even worse.
7th Aug '15 9:37:02 AM jadeflute
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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: In a lot of ways, Rick Medina. His ''Wild Force'' character, Cole... wasn't well liked, which wasn't made much better after he left the show (especially his appearance on the reality show ''Kept.'') However, between Deker's EnsembleDarkhorse status, Medina's improved acting ability, and the fact that ''Samurai'' started improving right after his debut, opinions have changed.
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