[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Power-rangers-kids-tv-movie127-g_6690.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:[[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Far, Far away...Deep in space, to a galaxy you'll go!]]]]

->''"Go, Galactic!"''
->''"Magna Power!"''
-->--'''[[ByThePowerOfGreyskull Morphing calls]]'''

->''"Reality ends'',
->''Time is tossed'',
->''As galaxies found''
->''Become galaxies ''lost''!"''
-->--'''Excerpt from the [[TomeOfEldritchLore "Galaxy Book"]]'''

The seventh season of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', adapted from ''Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman''.

''Lost Galaxy'' occupies an interesting place in ''Power Rangers'' continuity. Starting with this season, Saban adopted the Sentai practice of producing self-contained seasons with little or no links to previous years; ''Lost Galaxy'' featured a completely new group of Rangers receiving completely new powers and carrying out missions largely independent of previous teams. Having said that, it also maintains some links to the six-year "Zordon Era" that preceded it, particularly in the presence of supporting characters, the PsychoRangers, and the [[CoolSpaceship Astro Megaship]]. In short, it was something of a PassingTheTorch moment in terms of how Power Rangers seasons would be conducted, being something of a PostscriptSeason to the Zordon Era whilst simultaneously launching the season-by-season approach. Finally, it was also the first time the show averted the "RecruitTeenagersWithAttitude" trope it named: four of the six main characters (counting the SixthRanger) already have accepted positions within the Galactic Space Alliance.

The series also was the subject of much behind the scenes controversy adaptation-wise. Rather than working closely with the creators of ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' to find out what kind of show ''Gingaman'' would be, Fox and Saban went ahead with the notion of another space-themed series due to the popularity of ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace''. Sadly, what they got was a nature-themed show with horses and the space vehicle zords that they thought were going to be the main Zords became the back-up Zord for the show. Also, problems arose with the cast as one of the Ranger actresses became ill and had to be replaced, the plan for them to bring back the ''In Space'' Pink Ranger fell through after filming her first episode, and ''she'' was replaced with yet another ''In Space'' refugee ([[spoiler:[[TheAtoner Karone]]]]), although most feel this worked out for the better.

The story starts out with [[ActionSurvivor Leo Corbett]], younger brother of GSA officer [[TheFettered Mike]], stowing away aboard the roaming space station Terra Venture. He meets his brother's coworkers [[HotScientist Kendrix]] and [[StraightMan Kai]], and they're suddenly approached by [[JunglePrincess Maya]], an alien girl from the planet Mirinoi. She's come through a wormhole and needs someone to save her people. Leo, Kendrix and Mike [[JumpedAtTheCall immediately agree to follow her]], while Kai initially refuses, until guilt convinces him to go hijack the Power Rangers' Astro Megaship and help his friends, with the help of [[RobotBuddy Alpha 6]] and [[MrFixit Damon]].

Once on Mirinoi, Mike, Kendrix, Kai, Maya and Damon pull the Quasar Sabers from their stones, fulfilling the prophecy and becoming the Power Rangers. Unfortunately, possession of the Quasar Sabers is what Scorpius' minions were after, anyway, and this leads to a fight. Mike is killed, insisting Leo [[SadisticChoice save the Quasar Saber instead of him]], and Leo becomes the Red Ranger [[ReplacementGoldfish in his brother's place]]. Scorpius takes the whole thing as a free ticket to attack Terra Venture whenever he wants to get the Sabers for himself and turns the people of Mirinoi to stone. Naturally, the Rangers choose to fight him. But when Scorpius' search turns towards a power called the Lights of Orion, things start getting more complicated...

After its opening episodes attained tremendous viewing figures in the States, the series suffered a ratings dip that made for problems between Fox and Saban. The series was pulled from the airwaves for several months before the last couple of episodes could air, in order to give the time slot to the recently debuted ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' dub. It has a few solid fans for the dark, almost poetic stories it told. This is the first series to actually kill good guys, although two got better and the other one got to be reunited with his son, so it was okay by him. Since then, ''Lost Galaxy'' has been favorably compared to what's seen as the better seasons; primarily ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'', ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'', and ''Series/PowerRangersRPM''.

Succeeded by ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue.''

[[IThoughtThatWas Not to be confused with]] "''[[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Galaxy Rangers]]''"[[note]]The original Western name for ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'', which would later become adapted as ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''.[[/note]], ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'', ''TeamGalaxy'', or [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Team Galactic]].
----
!!Recurring ''Power Rangers'' tropes include:

* AllYourPowersCombined: the Rangers' Lights of Orion FinishingMove.
* AnimalMotifs:
** KingOfBeasts: Leo
** BigBadassBirdOfPrey: Damon (a "Condor" officially, but it's much, much closer to InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons)
** EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Kai (Gorilla)
** NobleWolf: Maya
** PantheraAwesome: Kendrix/Karone (Wildcat)
** ALoadOfBull: Magna Defender
* BigBad: Originally Scorpius, then once he's offed Trakeena takes over. Captain Mutiny stands in for a late arc.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Go, Galactic!" for the five standard Rangers; "Magna Power!" for Mike as the Magna Defender.
* ChestInsignia: V-shaped belt buckles can be considered the team symbol. There also seem to be personal Galactabeast symbols, but on the hilts of their swords instead of their costumes. And, of course, the [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]]-style zigzags on the chest, though it's likely that those areas were actually meant to represent sharp teeth (this interpretation is especially noticeable during the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKyBDX3C8pk morphing sequence]], when they're standing in front of the large gold animal symbols with their chests positioned where the mouths would be).
* CityOfAdventure: Terra Venture
* TheDragon: Each BigBad had their own: Scorpius had Furio and Treacheron, Trakeena had Villamax, and Captain Mutiny had Barbarax. Deviot also served all three in turn.
** NobleTopEnforcer: Villamax
* FiveManBand:
** ''Configuration One:''
*** TheLeader: Leo
*** TheLancer: Kai
*** TheSmartGuy: Kendrix %% Please don't try and say "both Kendrix and Damon are Smart Guys." Choose ONE for the role and stick with it.
*** TheBigGuy: Maya[[note]]Being a JunglePrincess would do that. Kai does fit this too, using grappling moves, but he already fills the Lancer slot.[[/note]]
*** TheHeart: Damon[[note]]He's an excellent mechanic, but Kendrix overshadows him in brains; and he's kind of treated as a ButtMonkey during the first part of the season.[[/note]]
*** AloofAlly: Magna Defender I
** ''Configuration Two:''
*** TheLeader: Leo
*** TheLancer: Kai
*** TheSmartGuy: Damon
*** [[TheBigGuy The Big Girl]]: Maya
*** TheChick: Karone
*** SixthRanger: Mike (as Magna Defender II)
* GreatOffscreenWar: Any backstory that comes up happened 3,000 years ago.
* HomeBase: Technically the Astro Megaship, but it isn't used all that much.
* HumongousMecha
** CombiningMecha: Standard practice for Power Rangers/Sentai, but unsusually, not of the mecha combine with each other. All three Megazords and the Torozord feature their own combinations, but none of them attach to each other as a MechaExpansionPack.
* MadeOfExplodium
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: Performed by downing a vial of [[TechnicolorScience green liquid]].
* MidSeasonUpgrade: Played straight with the Lost Galactabeasts and Leo's armor. Somewhat inverted with the Lights of Orion. Though the Lights of Orion greatly augment the Rangers (plus their weapons and the Galaxy Megazord), all five Rangers must be present for activation.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Like the [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace previous season]] the monsters don't seem to share any single origin, and are vaguely defined "aliens"... even the ones based on Earth cultures or animals...
** Part of the reason that there's no single unifying theme is because ''Gingaman'' had ''four'' themed groups working for the BigBad:[[note]]Using the ''Lost Galaxy'' Dragon names[[/note]] "Villamax's" biker bugs, "Treacheron's" samurai sea creatures, "Barbarax's" war machines, and "Hexuba's" mythological monsters.
* {{Mooks}}: Scorpius and Trakeena used Stingwingers; Captain Mutiny had Swabbies.
* {{Recycled IN SPACE}}!: Power Rangers, well, [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: in [[Tropes In Space SPACE ]]
!]] (Yes, even more so than the actual ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace''.)
* ShesAManInJapan: Like a few other PR series, the Gingaman Yellow Ranger was male as opposed to the female Lost Galaxy Yellow Ranger. It's probably the most noticeable case of them all seeing as how the LG Yellow Ranger was pretty well endowed. The producers seemed to catch this however, and future Yellow Rangers who got the same gender flip would be played by more boyishly figured actresses.
** You can actually tell when they switch between stock Japanese footage and American shots because the Yellow Ranger inexplicably gains breasts.
* SuperMode: The Lights of Orion
* {{Thememobile}}:
** The Jet Jammers
** CoolBike: The boys' Astro Cycles and Leo's Capsular Cycle
* WeaponOfChoice:
** CoolSword: Quasar Sabers
*** With SwissArmyWeapon: The Magna Defender's sword, which could also be used as a Magna Blaster [[SheathStrike when sheathed]].
** BoomStick: the Quasar Launchers, extending cudgels that act as bazookas.
** SwissArmyWeapon: the Transdagger unfolds into one of five different forms, and the Rangers can access all of them, [[WeaponOfChoice but usually stick to their personal preference]]:
*** KnifeNut: Leo's Magna Talon
*** AutomaticCrossbows: Damon's Trans Blaster
*** WolverineClaws: Kai's Cosma Claw
*** DualWielding: Maya's Delta Daggers
*** TheStraightAndArrowPath: Kendrix's/Karone's Beta Bow
** WolverineClaws: Part of the Orion Mode gear
* WordPower:
** ByThePowerOfGreyskull or {{Invocation}}: "Go! Galactic!"

!!This subseries contains examples of:

* ArcSymbol: Flowers as a symbol of nobility. Both the Magna Defender and Villimax are given flowers before they commit one final noble act.
* AerithAndBob: Where did "Kendrix" come from? Even the HumanAlien has a normal name. (OK, OK, the ''first'' HumanAlien.)
** It IS a real name, just an incredibly uncommon one. Ditching the TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture setting left an ArtifactTitle in the form of a character's name.
* AirplaneArms: A variation: rather than a "Bird Run" with their arms pointing behind them, the Rangers do a "Beast Run" where they're hunched forward in a kind of PrimalStance.
* AlasPoorVillain:
** Treacheron was a loyal general to Scorpius, but was framed by Trakeena, just because he was stern towards her. He spend his final battle trying to prove his loyalty.
** Despite being a Spider-squid creature, Scorpius' formal deathbed with his daughter in attendance is very sad.
*** In addition, he was killed thanks to Deviot tricking him into thinking Trakeena was in danger. He died thinking he was protecting his daughter.
** So is Villimax's death, during the finale, at the hands of his own student, Trakeena. He also seems to care for her a lot, as he can't bring himself to hurt her.
** And old warrior Loyax's death due to Deviot's machinations. He wanted to win a final battle against the rangers, but instead won by realizing he was not evil.
* AllThereInTheManual: Supplemental materials reveal that Zordon placed the Quasar Sabers in the stone.
* AntiHero: Magna Defender is ''Power Rangers''' first. He's also probably the series' harshest, with few heroic acts and a willingness to risk a kid's life to take down a monster (to be fair, the last time he surrendered to save a kid it ended badly).
* AntiVillain: Villamax
** Yes, the one [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast whose name is derived]] from the word 'Villain' . [[EvilVirtues Go figure.]]
** Hell, most of the villains this season come off relatively noble, even Scorpius comes off less like the standard OmnicidalManiac who's in it ForTheEvulz, and more like a warrior king for whom conquest [[ButForMeItWasTuesday is as natural as a morning cup of coffee]].
* ArbitrarySkepticism: You'd think that something like the Astro Megaship would be a known space vehicle after it helped save the universe, so Damon's skepticism really doesn't feel warranted given the history.
* AsYouKnow: In "Destined For Greatness", Mike recaps the Magna Defender's story arc for viewers who came in late.
* TheAtoner: The first Magna Defender and Karone.
* AvengingTheVillain: Trakeena is out to avenge her father, Scorpius
* BackFromTheDead: Mike (Yes, he actually ''did'' die, see BodySurf below) and [[spoiler: Kendrix]]
* BadassCape: The Magna Defender definitely has one.
* BarBrawl: Trakeena gets in two in "Heir to the Throne", and both are {{Curb Stomp Battle}}s but in different directions. "Astronema" starts yet another one in "Protect the Quasar Saber".
* BashBrothers: the Stratoforce and Centarus Megazords
* BatmanGambit: Treacharon while imprisoned give Trakeena a map, to a silver goblet, to give to Scorpius. He then breaks out of jail and confronts Trakeena intending to expose her betrayal to her father. Of course this plan would compltely backfire if he wasn't certain Trakeena would retrieve the goblet herself, instead of taking the map to her father.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Parodied in "Race to the Rescue" when Damon is picked as decoy and complains about it. And again when it gets a CallBack in ''Journey's End, Part 1":
-->'''Damon:''' Why am ''I'' always the decoy?
* BlackKnight: Magna Defender I - "Black Knight" was even the official title of the ''Gingaman'' version. Mike, though using the same black armor, is more of a KnightInShiningArmor.
* BlingOfWar: the Lights of Orion powerup, affecting not just the Rangers but the Galaxy Megazord.
* BodySurf: [[spoiler:This is what the Magna Defender did to Mike, with the side-effect of bringing him back to life.]]
* BrokenFaceplate: During the final battle with Trakeena, Leo uses his SuperMode armor to grab her and fires at point-blank rage. At first, his teammates aren't sure he survived, but he staggers out of the rubble with half his visor blown off.
* BugWar: Not a direct example, but the trope is clearly referenced with the insect-themed main villains, as well as the PropRecycling from ''Starship Troopers''(See above).
* ButNowIMustGo: During the ''In Space'' crossover, the Space Rangers make vague references to a mission back on Earth as a reason why they can't stay.
* TheCaptain: Commander Stanton, leader of the Terra Venture mission.
* TheCharacterDiedWithHer: Came close - see WrittenInInfirmity below.
* ChekhovsGun: the cocoon Scorpius made for Trakeena.
* ClipShow: "Until Sunset"
* ColonyDrop: Trakeena tried to do this literally by crashing the remains of Terra Venture onto the planet the colony had retreated to.
* CoolOldLady: High Councilor Renier, most clearly seen in "Green Courage".
* CoversAlwaysLie: Well, the title of the season did. PRLG had very little to actually do with the titular "Lost Galaxy". The episodes involving it at all were few in number and after the arc ended it had no appreciable impact on the plot of the season as a whole. This had a lot to do with Saban having no idea where the season was going to go when they started, and failing to work closely with the Super Sentai producers. They were determined to have another space-themed season again, regardless, and it resulted in the erroneous title.
* DarkActionGirl: Trakeena, eventually.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Than ''Gingaman''. It's possibly the only case of a ''Power Rangers'' series having a higher body count than its ''Super Sentai'' counterpart (besides the offscreen massacres of ''[[Series/PowerRangersSPD SPD]]'' and ''[[Series/PowerRangersRPM RPM]]''). Also, no [[TeamPet acorn fairy]]. That counts for a lot.
** This is arguably the darkest series of Power Rangers ever. Yes PowerRangersRPM had a dark premise, but the series itself was pretty light-hearted veering on self-parody. This season we get our first truly morally grey character, our first on-screen child murder (granted its a non-human character and in flashback only), our first and so far only Ranger death (granted she gets better) the BigBad of the second half of the series is motivated by trying to avenge the death of her father, the first BigBad, and we get suicide bombers in the finale.
* DemotedToExtra: Bulk and Prof. Phenomenus make maybe ''one'' significant cameo outside of the premiere and finale (in "Stolen Beauty").
** A meta example in Captain Mutiny and his crew. Mutiny/Zahab was the BigBad in Gingaman, and Hexuba/Illiess was one of his commanders. In Lost Galaxy, Mutiny is only the villain of one short arc, and Hexuba is just a more powerful than usual monster-of-the-day.
* DevelopmentGag: thanks to the [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace previous season]] using the name "Galaxy Gliders" for vehicles that turned into cycles (thanks to AddedAlliterativeAppeal), the bikes of this season got named ''Astro'' Cycles instead ([=PRiS=] bandied the word "Astro" a few times, including the name of the Megazord).
* DiscOneFinalBoss: Scorpius
* DisneyDeath
* DistressCall: "The Rescue Mission".
* DomedHometown: Terra Venture
* DubNameChange: The Green obviously-draconic Galactabeast is referred to as a condor. To be fair, his original name was Gingalcon - a portmonteau of Ginga (galaxy) and ''falcon''. Given the prominent, long neck, condor is actually a reasonable fit.
* DynamicEntry: how [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace Andros]] greeted his PsychoRangers counterpart.
* EldritchLocation: The Lost Galaxy
* ElementalPowers: Mostly edited out from ''Gingaman'', but motifs remain. Leo gets to do a few fireblasts.
* EroticEating: Maya's a bit of a messy eater, probably because her Sentai counterpart Hikaru/[=GingaYellow=] was one.
* MrFanservice: Leo, the guy has one of the most awesome shirtless scenes in Power Rangers history, got into a little JamesBondage on occasion and is depicted as being a bit of a flirty romantic and good with kids, and he's played by one of the best-looking men to ever put on the red spandex.
** Leo's chest becomes such a theme of the season that it almost gets distracting. When he's in the Megaship infirmary shirtless in ''Shark Attack'', the camera lingers on his chest. The character gets three separate introductory shots in the opening credits, and he's wearing less in each one (he starts off with his leather jacket. In the second one, he's down to a blue shirt over a red tank top. And in the third one, he's wearing just the red tank top, with his arms and chest on display). Then, of course, there was the shirtless scene that was so glorious, it wound up in the opening credits.
* [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas Even Bad Girls love their daddies]]: Trakeena may be spoiled, self-centered, vain, and well evil, but she cares deeply for her father, and his death is what her fuels her to go after the Rangers herself
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Scorpius and Trakeena may be brutal warlords, but they obviously care for one another very much. Compares this to [[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue next season]] where Queen Bansheera is perfectly okay with letting her son die for being useless
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Villamax is this trope. The best example is the GrandFinale. Also, in "An Evil Game," he gets Leo to surrender by promising to release the other Rangers and Mike. When Leo does so, Villamax honors his promise - much to Deviot's chagrin. Villamax responds by invoking IGaveMyWord.
* EvilChancellor: Deviot.
* EvilVirtues: Villamax - Honor and Loyalty, Treacheron - [[{{Irony}} Loyalty]].
* EvilerThanThou: The minute Captain Mutiny follows the Rangers out of the Lost Galaxy, Trakeena blows him out of the sky.
* FairestOfThemAll: "Stolen Beauty"
* FakeShemp: Used with the Space Rangers in the last scene of "The Power of Pink"; no doubt because the behind-the-scenes troubles (see RealLifeWritesThePlot) meant it was shot at the last minute.
* FallenHero: Loyax and Magna Defender I.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Deviot warns Villamax that his honor will be his undoing. He was right.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Maya [[spoiler:[[HeroicSacrifice when she runs to Kendrix to stop her]].]]
* GenerationShips: Terra Venture, even if it didn't take multiple generations.
** [[spoiler:The only reason its journey ends where it does is because the constant attacks eventually destroy its engines and it crashes.]]
* GenreSavvy: In "To the Tenth Power," while attacking Kai and Kendrix, both Psycho Blue and Pink interrupt their morphing call by ''grabbing their hands''. Few (if any) have ever even thought to that to a Ranger before or since.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** "Want to take her for a test drive?"..."The ''bike''."
** In ''Stolen Beauty'', the beauty comes back to the girls in [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything a shower of golden powder on their faces]].
* GhostShip: In "The Rescue Mission"
* GreaseMonkey: Damon
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Kendrix]]
** [[spoiler:The Magna Defender [[SomeoneHasToDie undoing the volcanic detonation]] on Terra Venture he himself created.]]
* HeroWithBadPublicity: How Karone is introduced.
* HotScientist: Kendrix
* HumanAliens: Maya and Karone
* IGaveMyWord: Villamax releases the Rangers he captured when Leo agrees to the condition of his deal.
* IdenticalStranger: Kendrix and her movie star double Carolyn.
* IdiotBall: The Lost Galaxy arc starts off when a couple of scientists say an incantation, that inadvertently, causes the whole colony to lose power. The idiotic part is that while saying it the Galaxy Book starts crackling with blue lightning the characters noticed but still keep doing it anyway even going as far as to add a new word which is what cause the power loss.
** One of them also starts approaching the book saying the words in what seems to be a trance saying the first few words over and over again.
* ImHavingSoulPains: Magna Defender when he starts going overboard, thanks to Mike's influence.
* IncendiaryExponent: Most of Leo's gear gets this at some point or another (as his counterpart [=GingaRed=] was PlayingWithFire).
* InfantImmortality: Subverted with the Magna Defender's son who is murdered in cold blood in front of him.
* InterimVillain: Captain Mutiny
* InvoluntaryBattleToTheDeath: Between Damon and Kai in "The Lost Galactabeasts, Part 1" thanks to Deviot.
* JunglePrincess: Maya
* LastVillainStand: After Trakeena loses her entire army, her ship is destroyed, and all her minions are gone, she enters the cocoon her father made for to take on the OneWingedAngel form she was destined for and in an act of pure desperation, powers up the remains of the Terra Venture and attempts to crash it into the planet the colony had flown to in an attempt to destroy them and the Power Rangers. She never even once considers that she might perish as well.
* LegacyCharacter: Magna Defender.
* LittleStowaway: the episode "Homesick" features a young ChildProdigy named Matthew, who stowed away on board of Terra Venture, but got home sick and tries to hack the ship's controls to make it fly back to Earth. When he is caught, he is told that going home is no option and he is put in the care of Damon. When Matthew helps stop Furio from accessing Terra Venture's control base, the gratefull rangers give him a ride back to Earth in the Astro Megaship.
* LimitedWardrobe- Sure since the beginning Power Rangers has followed the "Each Ranger has a basic color to match their Ranger color" but this is the first season where the Rangers never wear anything but one outfit. Sure Kai, Mike, Kendrix, and Damon are in uniform, Maya and Karone come from another world, and Leo was a stowaway who wouldn't have thought to pack clothes but surely there was a shopping mall to buy clothes for the latter three.
* ManipulativeBastard: Devoit and Trakeena
* MeaningfulName: Leo, whose Galactabeast is the lion
** Deviot is - gasp - quite devious.
* {{Meganekko}}: Kendrix
* MotiveDecay: After the Rangers get the Lights of Orion, there's a span where Scorpius doesn't really seem to have a reason to pursue Terra Venture. He seems to have given up on the Quasar Sabers, the Lights are lost to him... each episode gives a decent excuse for causing trouble, but there's no reason for Scorpius to hang around and keep the colony as a handy target. [[spoiler:But then the Rangers kill Scorpius and give Trakeena all the motivation she needs.]]
* MythologyGag: "Transmorphers" was the original planned name for the Power Morphers from ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: With the exception of Trakeena, every villain with something more than a MOTW role has one Scorpious, Furio, Villamax, Treacheron, Deviot, Barbarax, Captain Mutiny. (why the bosses of Terra Venture give trust to somebody named Captain Mutiny when he first shows up is way too trusting, ignoring obvious hints).
** Strangely if either Villamax or Treacheron are loyal to their friends and don't betray anyone.
* NamingYourColonyWorld: Terra Venture
* NatureHero: Maya
* NeverSayDie: despite the unusually high body count, this trope was followed until the finale, in which Commander Stanton declares:
-->"This ship is dying. I don't want us to die with it!"
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: The early episodes are horrible at logical consistency, and this extends to the Rangers' arsenal. The Quasar Launchers and Astro Cycles in particular never got an explanation where they came from.
* NobleDemon: Villamax. He only seems to join Trakeena to help her avenge her father. If it wasn't for that, he would be a nice guy, judging from the fact he saved a little girl from falling rubble during the finale.
** Treacharon too. He actually throws the Magna Defender's sword to him so they can have a fair duel.
* NonIndicativeName: Treacharon is loyal and never betrays anyone. For Scorpius' crew, that's ''rare.''
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Trakeena started as a weak bratty princess who became angry for someone breaking her fingernails. Around the middle of the series, she gets trained by Villamax and becomes a capable warrior. During the final arc, she forcibly gets merged with Deviot and becomes...outright scary.
* NowDoItAgainBackwards: Kai and Leo open the portal to get out of the Lost Galaxy by saying the spell that got them in backwards.
* OffscreenAfterlife: Kendrix. It can probably be applied to Magna Defender, too, though the subject wasn't directly brought up.
* OnlyTheChosenMayWield: The Quasar Sabers are a literal case of the Sword(s) in the Stone variant.
* OurCentaursAreDifferent: Subverted with the Centaurus Megazord, because of one part of its formation sequence.
* OutOfGenreExperience: The mid-season episode, "The Rescue Mission", plays more like a hard sci-fi action movie than it does a episode of ''Power Rangers''.In fact only 2 of the 5 Rangers appeared morphed and it is as the very end of the episode for less than 5 minutes.
** It's also the ONLY ''Power Rangers'' episode to not use a single drop of StockFootage. Not just no footage from ''Franchise/SuperSentai'', but not even their own stock footage such as morphing.
* ThePeterPrinciple: "Turn Up The Volume" has Karone push Damon into competing for an open "Head Mechanic" position. Of course, as soon as he gets it he finds out it's a DeskJockey job that doesn't involve his mechanic skills at all, and he quickly passes it off to the guy he was competing against.
* PlanarShockwave: A spectacular one is seen at about 40 seconds into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koX5UJy4QiI the opening]] for the show.
* ThePollyanna: Maya
* PrimalStance: The 'beast run,' which we'll see again in Wild Force, is an artifact of ''Gingaman'' footage, as that series was a nature-themed [[SpiritualSuccessor spiritual predecessor]] to Gaoranger / Wild Force. Since it's in all the Gingaman footage, the Rangers ran that way in American footage as well or you'd have had bizarre, distracting moments of going from running upright to hunched over and back in every scene that involves running.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Leo tended to call his late-season powerups like this, such as "Red! Capsular! Cycle!" and "Red! Armored! Power! Ranger!"
* PutOnABus: Skull, after Jason Narvy left the series to go to college. Ironically, he was written out by ''missing'' a bus, oversleeping so that Bulk has to board the ship without him.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: A stowaway, a security officer, a mechanic, a scientist, and a JunglePrincess. Later, they added the stowaway's older brother (another security guy) and the former Princess of Evil.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Commander Stanton and one of ''his'' bosses, High Councilor Renier
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Magna Defender]]
** RedemptionEarnsLife: [[spoiler:Karone]]
* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: Mike, Kendrix, Kai, and Damon are all employed by Terra Venture and the GSA in some way, but what the hell do Leo, Maya, and Karone do all day? (technically there's not proof that they are rich, but they're not struggling to survive, so somebody's providing stuff for them.)
** Maya and Leo's place onboard Terra Venture is interesting. They're both stowaways (and Karone is as well, if you think about it), but they both have very high profiles onboard the ship (indicating that at least Stanton knew about their secret identities). Maya was shown working in environmental jobs in several episodes. In the third episode, she was working in a horticultural research facility. During the Lights of Orion saga, Maya's shown taking care of the ship's farm animals. Leo was with Maya both those times, but twice, Leo was also shown taking care of a group of young children (once in "The Rescue Mission", and again in "Facing the Past"). Leo also tried to join the GSA, early on, so it's a fair assumption that Leo bounced between a number of different jobs onboard. Given that his brother was second-in-command, and his two room-mates were two of the most important people onboard the colony, he probably wasn't exactly penniless.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: When Valerie Vernon, Kendrix's actress, had to quit the show in order to undergo treatment for leukemia, Patricia Ja Lee was hired to reprise her role as Cassie to fill the Pink Ranger position. Then ''she'' quit over a contractual dispute, and Melody Perkins was hired to reprise ''her'' role as Karone and fill out the team. Three episodes were needed to shift the cast around, and two more establish Karone's place in the status quo. One very high-budget episode was filmed before Lee's departure and had to be scrapped.
* SchizoTech: Comes from shoehorning a modern-day city into a futuristic space station.
** Of special note is the battlizer, an armor once held by a BarbarianHero. That takes the form of a ''starfighter''.
* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: You don't make it to a new galaxy if the PointOfNoReturn is 14 light years away. (14LYs is big distance, just not in terms of galactic or inter-galactic distances. For example, the Andromeda Galaxy, nearest galaxy that doesn't orbit our own? ''Two MILLION light years away.'')
** Turns into a SeriesContinuityError when the very same Astro Megaship regularly went to different galaxies in ''In Space'' and our previous villains came from another galaxy and returned there frequently, only for the distance between galaxies (even ignoring the error in scale) to suddenly become impossible to cross when this has never been the case previously.
* SecretSecretKeeper: Once or twice, Commander Stanton and Terra Venture's ruling council are hinted to know who the Rangers are. At the very least, High Councilor Renier pointedly cut off any questioning of where Mike had been when he suddenly reappeared.
* ShipTease: Leo was initially teased with Kendrix, but when she [[RealLifeWritesThePlot died]] they started teasing him with her replacement, Karone.
* ShirtlessScene: Leo
* ShoutOut:
** In the episode "Green Courage" Terra Venture was passing a [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v283/factorialinfinity/prlggallifrey.jpg meteoroid field]] in the coordinates of [[Series/DoctorWho "[ten zero] eleven zero zero by zero two from galactic zero," in the constellation of Kasterborus]]. Now take the knowledge of the new series and read that again. That's right, the Time War occurred in the Power Rangers' universe as well...
** ...and then consider that the first appearance of the Creator/StevenMoffat-era Dalek breed in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks "Victory of the Daleks"]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sXpInWFVVo makes them look like a misfit Rangers team]]. It took until [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E9NightTerrors "Night Terrors"]] for the shout-out favor to [[http://www.rangercrew.com/forum/showthread.php?19667-Doctor-Who-season-6&p=874484&viewfull=1#post874484 get officially paid back]] (or if you're willing to consider the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse, [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho039BangBangABoom "Bang-Bang-A-Boom!"]]).
** Psycho Red [[Film/TheExorcist twisting his head around]] seems completely random unless it counts as this.
* SomeKindOfForceField: The shtick is done in "Orion Rising".
* SpaceFriction
* SpacePirate: Captain Mutiny
* TheSpock: Kai
* TheStarscream: Deviot. He was easily the successor to Darkonda, once again not after the big bad, but after her powers. In the end, his greed for those powers was his undoing, as he and Trakeena battled into the cocoon containing the ultimate power, causing Deviot's ruthlessness to become infused into Trakeena and destroying Deviot himself.
* StayingAlive: After being seemingly vaporized by [[spoiler: Leo's Battlizer attack at pointblank range, Trakeena shows up alive in the crossover with Lightspeed Rescue, with only a scar to show for it.]] However, her face can briefly be seen in the explosion after her 'death,' so you knew not to count her out for good.
** [[spoiler:A scar AND body-covering insect-esque exo-skeleton, though the latter was mainly to hide the fact that the actress who played Trakeena refused to appear in the episode after the producers attempted to double-cross her out of the previously agreed upon salary they were to pay her.]]
** Awesomely, if you look back to the part of Journey's End where the Scorpion Stinger crashes, you can see the scar on Trakeena that will eventually be mostly covered by a faceplate in Trakeena's Revenge. Apparently, losing her monster form didn't cure her.
* StealthPun: When the [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace Space Rangers]] make their debut. Just before then, ThePsychoRangers only have to deal with the Galaxy Rangers, Andros, and Magna Defender. Once the 4 remaining Space Rangers arrive, they literally take things UpToEleven.
** Subverted somewhat, when the other Space rangers arrive TJ's line is "how about 11 rangers" in response to the Psychos "theres only 6 rangers." Cue BigDamnHeroes morph.
* StellarName: [[WesternZodiac Leo The red ranger and Scorpius the]] BigBad
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: At least one episode has Karone not acting very Karone like, because it was originally written for when Cassie was still planned on being the replacement Pink Ranger and they merely replaced Cassie's name with Karone.
* TakeUpMySword: ''Three'' separate incidents among the heroes, all involving literal swords.
* TeamChef: Kai
* TomeOfEldritchLore: The "Galaxy Book" turns about to be something akin to this. Not all of its info is inherently evil, but it has the power to open a gate to the Lost Galaxy.
* TookALevelInBadass: Trakeena takes three or four levels in badass over the course of the series, going from an IneffectualSympatheticVillain in her first appearances to a nigh-unstoppable destroyer by the finale.
* UpToEleven: Done literally in "The Lost Galactabeasts, Part 1": In order to draw more power from Kai and Damon, Deviot turns a dial to "10", and then past that.
* VillainEpisode: Heir to the Throne almost entirely focuses on Trakeena and Deviot, with the rangers as more of an afterthought than a main part of the episode.
* WagonTrainToTheStars
* WhamShot: [[spoiler:The late Kendrix Morgan, [[DeadPersonConversation ready to]] [[DisappearsIntoLight cross over.]]]]
** The return of [[spoiler:Kendrix in the Finale.]]
* WhammyBid: When the villains auction off the Pink Ranger's quasar saber, Astronema [[spoiler: (actually, Karone)]] announces her presence this way.
** What was her bid? She gets the saber, [[{{Badass}} Everyone else gets to leave with their lives.]]
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: [[spoiler:Trakeena fusing with/absorbing Deviot in the cocoon. Granted, she wasn't exactly the nicest person beforehand, what with being the series' second BigBad, but she got nasty ''quick'' after that incident.]]
* WrittenInInfirmity: Valerie Vernon was diagnosed with leukemia, so her character Kendrix was killed off. Thankfully, she got better, and in time to have Kendrix get better.
* YouKilledMyFather: A villainous example with Trakeena.
----