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[[caption-width-right:300: Twenty Years, Five Rangers, One Word]]


-->''"It's Morphin' Time! Go Go Megaforce!"''
-->--'''[[Main/ByThePowerOfGreyskull Morphing call]]''', ''Power Rangers Megaforce''

The 20th and 21st (Super Megaforce) seasons,[[note]]Originally ''Mighty Morphin''' ReCut was counted as season 18, however as of Megaforce this is no longer true.[[/note]] of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' using Ranger, Monster and Zord footage from ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger'' and a few other elements from ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'' in the first season and reversing the ratio to be primarily ''Gokaiger''-influenced in the second season (called ''Power Rangers Super Megaforce''). Regardless of the exact number, this installment serves as [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7tN4OIZz_JY/T9fvVxwRbnI/AAAAAAACjD4/3dPde2X3Ewo/s1600/saban-1_28129.jpg the milestone twenty-year anniversary season]].

[[RecruitTeenagersWithAttitude Five teenagers with attitude]] are summoned by Gosei, a supernatural guardian and apprentice to the legendary [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Zordon]]. There they learn that an evil alien race called the Warstars are planning to invade Earth, and are granted incredible powers to form the ultimate defense team: the Power Rangers Megaforce!

In addition to fighting the Warstar aliens, the Rangers must also fight off two additional threats: a race of toxic underground beasts, and a ruthless robot army. However, they receive backup in the form of new PoweredArmor and [[SixthRanger an ancient guardian known only as Robo Knight]].

After holding the Warstar off for a while, the Rangers learn that they were the pre-invasion force, meant to soften Earth up for the ''real'' invasion. These forces are much more competent, and the Rangers (And a lot of the planet) get their asses kicked until Gosei steps up and grants them two new power sets- Super Mega Mode (The ''Gokaiger'' suits), which allows them to access Legendary Ranger Mode, enabling them to access the Powers of all previous Rangers, [[Series/PowerRangersSPD Including]] [[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce some]] [[Series/PowerRangersRPM that]] don't exist yet in this timeline (And a few pre-''Zyu'' suits as well!). With the aid of a mysterious alien named [[SixthRanger Orion]], the Rangers are ready to take the fight to the Armada and unite all the Power Rangers in a Legendary Battle unlike any seen before.

The Power Morphicon 3 trailer for ''Power Rangers Megaforce'' can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztcetHPivmw here]], and the "first look" trailer can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YKWl_Woxgg here]].[[note]]Extended version can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl_Jpl2zCiQ here]].[[/note]] The series is also available on {{Hulu}}, [[http://www.hulu.com/#!power-rangers-megaforce seen here]].

Not to be confused with ''Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger'', the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' counterpart to ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace''.[[note]]The Power Rangers Megaforce have been referred to (in an abbreviated form) as "Mega Rangers" on occasion.[[/note]]

To be succeeded by ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'' in 2015.
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!!Recurring ''Power Rangers'' tropes include:
* BigBad: Admiral Malkor for Season One, though Vrak is a very active DragonInChief. Vrak's brother Prince Vekar for Season Two.
** BiggerBad: The Armada is this in Season One before they arrive in ''Super Megaforce''.
* ChestInsignia: The regular suits feature partial crests on the chest, full team crests on the forehead and belt, and personal animal symbols on the sides of the helmets. The ''Super Megaforce'' suits have skull-and-crossbone-like insignia on the chest and helmet.
* CityOfAdventure: [[http://www.rangercrew.com/forum/showthread.php?25706-Power-Rangers-Megaforce-Discussion-Thread/page16&p=1066461#post1066461 The city of Harwood County.]] Yeah, we know, it's a weird name.
* ClipShow: Done with both holiday episodes.
* TheDragon: It's a bit complicated in the first season. The series starts with CoDragons Vrak and Creepox under Admiral Malkor. Later on Bigs and Bluefur are recruited, but they seem to be lower-ranked with Vrak acting as their superior. And then there's Metal Alice, who explicitly serves Vrak and Vrak alone. The second season has Damaras and Argus.
** DragonInChief: Admiral Malkor has [[OrcusOnHisThrone stuck to the Warstar for the most part]], leaving Prince Vrak to do a lot of scheming and fighting planetside.
** [[spoiler:DragonAscendant]]: Vrak in the final episodes of the first season.
* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Surprisingly averted. The Super Mega Blasters no longer ''sound'' like they're firing bullets, but no laser effect has been added: it's just smoke at gun barrel and BulletSparks at the poor grunts on the receiving end.
** The original footage played this straight with the X-Borgs however, making them shooting juicy green lasers form their rifles. This is jarring because they have no problem using ''Gokaiger'' footage of Gormins shooting realistic-looking ammo.
* FinishingMove: "Victory Charge!" is the standard one. ("Dynamic Victory Charge!" for the team blaster)
* FiveManBand
** TheLeader: Troy
** TheLancer: Jake (Gia too to some extent)
** TheSmartGuy: Noah
** [[TheBigGuy The Big Girl]]: Gia (Jake also fits this role)
** TheChick: Emma
** AloofAlly: Robo Knight in the first season. He eventually gets acknowledged as a SixthRanger, but it takes a lot more time than most and he never quite loses his aloofness.
** SixthRanger: Robo Knight at first, then Orion in ''Super Megaforce''.
* FiveTokenBand: The Red and Yellow Rangers are Caucasian, the Pink Ranger is part Caucasian part Asian, the Blue Ranger is African-American, and the Black Ranger is Indian.
* HumongousMecha
** AnimalMecha: The Mechazords - sort of; they're primarily animal heads that can be mounted on vehicle bodies. In ''Super Megaforce'' we have the Mystic Dragon, Wild Force Lion, and Q-Rex zords.
** CombiningMecha
** LeaderFormsTheHead: Done literally with Robo Knight, who transforms into the head of his zord and attaches to the body.
** MechaExpansionPack:
*** In ''Megaforce'', the Land Brothers, Sea Brothers, and Sky Brothers Zords.
*** In ''Super Megaforce'', the Mystic Dragon, Delta Runner, Wild Force Lion, [[spoiler:Ninja Minizord]], and [[spoiler:Turbo Falcon]] zords.
** TransformingMecha: One per season; the Gosei Ultimate Command Ship/Megazord in the first and the Q-Rex in the second. The toy versions of the [[spoiler:Ninja Minizord and Turbo Falcon zord]] also have additional transformations that the ''Gokaiger'' versions didn't have; [[spoiler:the Falcon zord has a humanoid warrior mode, and the Ninja Minizord has a form resembling the Mega Winger from ''Power Rangers in Space'']].
* MadeOfExplodium
* MakeMyMonsterGrow:
** Made possible by Vrak's Zombats, which attach themselves to the monster in question. And Zom''bolts'' are used on Robot enemies to the same effect.
** In ''Super Megaforce'' the Zombats are phased out with the Maximizer, which can enlarge several monsters at once.
* TheMentor: Gosei
* {{Mooks}}: Loogies for the Warstar, X-Borgs for the Armada.
** EliteMooks: The Armada's Bruisers
* {{Motifs}}: LandSeaSky with AnimalMotifs in the first season
** Land: PantheraAwesome (Gia) and Snake (Jake). Also the Land Brothers Zords: RhinoRampage, TyrannosaurusRex, and Stag Beetle.
** Sea: ThreateningShark (Noah). Also the Sea Brothers Zords: Manta Ray and two more {{Threatening Shark}}s (Hammerhead and Sawshark).
** Sky: InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons (Troy) and ThePhoenix (Emma). Also the Sky Brothers Zords: BigBadassBirdOfPrey (Hawk) and PteroSoarer.
** AllYourPowersCombined: KingOfBeasts (Robo Knight)
** The villains also have LandSeaSky by where their lairs are: the mutants hide out underground, the robots have an UnderwaterBase, and the insect aliens have a SpaceBase.
** ''Super Megaforce'' retains a little bit of this motif but primarily swaps it out for {{Pirate}}s.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Pink Ranger Emma is more feminine than Yellow Ranger Gia, who tries to ''not'' let it be known that she has a soft, feminine side.
** In ''The Human Condition'', [=RoboKnight=] asks Troy why humans cry. His response: "You should ask Emma. She knows more about tears than me."
* RecruitTeenagersWithAttitude
* {{Recycled IN SPACE}}!: ''Megaforce'' averts it by being a throwback to the original ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' where things were kept as generic as possible - so it's recycled, but not [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: IN SPACE! ]]
''Super Megaforce'', on the other hand, is looking like it'll be ''Power Rangers'' [[/folder]]

[[folder: IN A CRISIS CROSSOVER! ]]

* RookieRedRanger: In the same vein as [[Series/PowerRangersMysticForce Nick]]; while all the teens are new to superheroing, Troy is a NewTransferStudent while the others already know each other, yet he's appointed leader anyway.
* SuperMode: The rangers get three modes. Ultra Mode, a set of gold armour worn over their Megaforce suits, Super Mega Mode, a completely new set of suits and finally Legendary Mode, the name used whenever they use a previous set of ranger powers.
* TransformationTrinket: The Gosei Morphers, hand-held card readers. Robo Knight uses a cell phone based Morpher. The ranger also use the phone based Legendary Moprhers and the Ranger Keys to access Super Mega Mode and Legendary Mode
* {{Thememobile}}: Averted like it was in ''Samurai'', with the Rangers not having any themed vehicles, though some of the toyline vehicles deserve special mention as they combine with the zord toys to make formations that ''do'' appear in the show: one set of vehicles replaces Datas in providing zord mounts for Hyper Gosei Great, and two in another set of motorcycles double as the Knight Brothers zords.
* TwoGirlsToATeam: Gia and Emma
* WeaponOfChoice
** FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Mega Blasters
** SwordAndGun: Super Mega Sabers and Super Mega Blasters in ''Super Megaforce''. Like in ''Gokaiger'', the Rangers can swap them, with Noah and Gia showing a preference for dual sabers and Jake and Emma favoring dual blasters.
** HeroesPreferSwords: Troy's Dragon Sword
** HandCannon: Emma's Phoenix Shot
** AnAxeToGrind: Jake's Snake Axe
** ImprobableWeaponUser: Gia's Tiger Claw
** AutomaticCrossbows: Noah's Shark Bowgun
** SwissArmyWeapon: Robo Knight's Leon Blaster/Blade
* WordPower
** ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "It's morphin' time!" returns as the call to pull out the morphers, though it seems "Go Go Megaforce" is what really does the job: that's what ''everyone'' yells as they insert the Change Card. Super Megaforce's Legendary Ranger Mode, on the other hand, will have the rangers use a past team's morph call when changing into that team when the Rangers turn into past teams. (Again, it's hard to be sure which call is important: "Legendary Ranger Mode: [past team name!]" is the call when inserting the Ranger Key; the old morph calls are shouted when the change is actually in progress.)
** CallingYourAttacks: Besides the usual, Rangers summoning their arsenal is accompanied by Gosei shouting "Summon battle gear/Mechazords/Megazord/Zords!"
** InTheNameOfTheMoon[=/=]TransformationNameAnnouncement:
--->"Fury of the dragon! Megaforce Red!"
--->"Flames of the phoenix! Megaforce Pink!"
--->"Venom of the snake! Megaforce Black!"
--->"Claw of the tiger! Megaforce Yellow!"
--->"Bite of the shark! Megaforce Blue!"
--->"Earth's defenders, never surrender! Power Rangers Megaforce!"
*** And the one for their Ultra Mode power-up:
---->"Storm Power! Ultra Megaforce Red!"
---->"Wind Power! Ultra Megaforce Pink!"
---->"Rock Power! Ultra Megaforce Black!"
---->"Jungle Power! Ultra Megaforce Yellow!"
---->"Wave Power! Ultra Megaforce Blue!"
---->"Earth's defenders, never surrender! Megaforce Ultra Mode!"
*** And Robo Knight has his own separate one:
---->"I am Robo Knight, defender of the environment, guardian of the Earth!"
** PostMortemOneLiner: "Mega Rangers, that's a (super) mega win!"

!!''Power Rangers Megaforce'' contains examples of:
* AdaptationDistillation / CompressedAdaptation: ''Megaforce'' will adapt both ''Goseiger'' and ''Gokaiger'' in the same roughly-40 episodes that previous seasons had to adapt only a single ''Sentai''.
* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: Thanks to being dragged out from DiscOneFinalBoss of ''Goseiger'' to BigBad of ''Megaforce'', one is left wondering why on earth the team suddenly forgot to use Ultra Mode or Gosei Ultimate while Malkor was mopping the floor with them.
* AdaptedOut: Most of ''Goseiger'''s C-list mecha (Datas, the Mystic Brothers, the Exotic Brothers) are gone, as with the accelerated timeframe the Rangers are literally debuting new powerups every episode as it is. Oddly, the show is still using a combination that originally involved Datas: the Ultra Gosei Great Megazord (Toywise, the combination is done with three new vehicles that work with the Brothers Zords and a motorcycle with the Ultra Change Zord).
** Inexplicitly '''[[AvertedTrope averted]]''' with the Dairanger Legendary Mode, despite those suits being AdaptedOut in Mighty Morphin. And let's not get into [[HikariSentaiMaskman Yellow Mask]] and [[ChoushinseiFlashman Pink Flash]] in "Samurai Surprise"... What's even stranger about this is that most of the other pre-Zyuranger suits ARE edited out of the footage, making one wonder why they decided to leave these particular ones in.
* AlasPoorVillain: You kinda have to feel a little sorry for poor [[spoiler:Metal Alice during Megaforce's finale. She wouldn't have been in a position to be destroyed in the first place had she not been trying to rescue her master Vrak yet again. Also, how lost she was when Vrak was thought to be KilledOffForReal. She may be evil, but sometimes she's like a child who looks at him like her daddy.]]
* AliensAreBastards: Implied by Vrak in his first confrontation with the Rangers in "United We Stand":
-->'''Noah:''' What do you want?
-->'''Vrak:''' What do any alien beings want from other civilizations?
* ArbitrarySkepticism: The teens are shocked to learn about the existence of aliens and Power Rangers. Thing is, Earth has already suffered a full-scale alien invasion [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace once before]], and the Power Rangers have been known public figures both before and after that. What makes it especially glaring in this case is that Gosei mentions that [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Zordon]] was his mentor, which very firmly establishes that the previously mentioned alien invasion ''did happen''. (Their teacher, Mr. Burley, also believes in cryptids, but that's at least a form of weirdness that ''hasn't'' had public exposure in the Rangerverse.)
** Averted in episode 9. Apparently, [[PsychicDreamsForEveryone prophetic dreams are common enough to be accepted by portions of the scientific community]]. Given the PsychicPowers of [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace Andros]] (and further down the timeline, [[Series/PowerRangersSPD Bridge]] and [[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Trip]]), this makes some sense.
* TheArtifact: The show has been trying their hardest to avoid all the text on the Ranger's cards from becoming this, keeping most of the names for them (although there are still some problems, like the Sky Brother's card still saying Skick Brothers.)
** Also the issue of "Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger" being present at the bottom of each card, which becomes especially pronounced during a Megazord formation.
** ''Gokaiger's'' pirate motif seems a little out of place, as well; in fact, the Rangers aren't even referred to as pirates.
* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: "The Perfect Storm" has a monster hurl an asteroid from Earth just before he goes giant. Problem is, based on the shot of the asteroid flying toward Earth, it's so small [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale it would burn up in the atmosphere way before it could impact]] - yet according to the Rangers, all life on Earth will end in 57 seconds.
* AsianStoreOwner: Ernie is the Indian variety.
* AuthorAppeal: The writers have a thing for environmental and teamwork speeches. It may also be a throwback to Trini and Kimberly's environmental activism from the original ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', or perhaps it's included at the behest of Haim Saban who is quite passionate about the environment.
* BigBadassBattleSequence: Troy has twice so far dreamed of one; whose footage is pulled from ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'''s Legend War.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: The [[http://www.supersentai.com/database/2010_goseiger/images/gosei-vi-irian.jpg red parts]] of the monster Irian from ''Goseiger'' were painted a [[http://www.megaforcecast.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=345&pid=10715#top_display_media dark blue]] for her ''Megaforce'' counterpart Beezara, making them look less like NonMammalMammaries and more like part of her body armor, since that's something that just won't fly on an American kid's show. Metal Alice's TorpedoTits attack didn't make the jump either.
* CardsOfPower
* CatchPhrase: Troy's becoming fond of "Let's take it to the next level!"
* ChristmasEpisode: "The Robo-Knight Before Christmas", which has poor Robo-Knight shipped to Africa after being mistaken as a toy.
* ContinuityNod: Gosei was a pupil of Zordon, the mentor to the original ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''. He also refers to the preceding Ranger teams.
* {{Cyclops}}: The Zombats' heads are eyeballs.
* DarkerAndEdgier: While not quite dark per se, ''Megaforce'' has much less of the excessive comic relief, one-liners and LullDestruction that made ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' before it so hit-or-miss.
** ''Super Megaforce'' is already darker than most series in its premiere alone. The Armada is played frighteningly seriously and is DangerouslyGenreSavvy, and they show just how much damage an alien invasion can cause, while showing off the now-destroyed school and mall.
** The Silver Ranger's origin is ''very'' dark. The Armada attacked his home world and ''killed everyone''. Unlike most examples, it's more or less explicitly shown his entire world was slaughtered and he was the only one left.
* DarkestHour: [[spoiler:The downer ending below definitely qualifies.]]
* DeusExitMachina: Robo Knight misses out on the final showdown with Malkor due to researching humanity at the library and not hearing his communicator.[[note]]He left it at the desk due to him following the "No cellphones allowed" rule.[[/note]] (Though this is due to the original ''Goseiger'' episode occurring much earlier in the season before Gosei Knight first appeared; note that the Rangers don't use any of their late-season upgrades against Malkor either.)
* [[spoiler:DownerEnding:]] In a similar vein to the transition from ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'' to ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'', [[spoiler:the first season of ''Megaforce'' doesn't end so well for the Rangers. Sure Metal Alice and The Messenger from the Armada are defeated, but Vrak got away, and the Armada begins their invasion of Earth with extreme prejudice, and the season ends on a cliff hanger to boot.]]
* DreadfulMusician[=/=]GiftedlyBad: Dizchord, the MonsterOfTheWeek in episode 6, who fancies himself the greatest rockstar in the universe, but just plain sucks. He even weaponizes SuckinessIsPainful.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Troy frequently sees visions of a war involving unknown (to him) Rangers in his dreams.
* DubNameChange: Averted by the first season's mecha, which go by their ''Goseiger'' names with "Megazord" on the end (for example, Gosei Great becomes the Gosei Great Megazord, though for some reason Gosei Ground becomes the Gosei ''Grand'' Megazord). Other terms carried over include "Warstar", "Aurora Box", "Metal Alice", and several Gosei Card powers. A lot of this probably has to do with sticking as closely as possible to Gosei Card StockFootage. In ''Super Megaforce'', "Damaras" survives the transition. This keeps what's shaping up to be a tradition of the Nickelodeon years: one sentai villain's name is always kept.
* DullSurprise: Troy. Most evident in "Robo Knight" where his expression doesn't change at all when Robo Knight doesn't shake his hand - this has caused Rangerboard to joke that Troy's more robotic than the actual robot is. However, it is mostly averted with the other Rangers.
* EarlyBirdCameo: SixthRanger Robo Knight appears in the first episode when Troy dreams about the Legend War, which of course hasn't happened yet. He also sees the ''Super Megaforce'' {{Mooks}} in the dreams.
* EgocentricTeamNaming: Not the team name, but much of the Rangers' equipment is named after Gosei. The morphers also seem to be his face in miniature - which is at least better than ''Goseiger'', where Master Headder's face was the team logo and was thus [[SigilSpam plastered on]] ''everything''. Then again, Troy sees said logo on Robo Knight and says it looks like Gosei...
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Troy's optimism is on full display when asked which species is most likely to survive, saying "Humans. Because together, we can accomplish anything."
** Emma's love of the environment, Noah's nerdiness and Jake's crush on Gia are also established in short order.
* {{Expy}}: Gosei and Tensou are the next [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Zordon and Alpha]]. Gosei mentions that Zordon was his mentor. Though Tensou's more like [[ShortCircuit Johnny 5]] than Alpha 5. The five core Rangers are also more or less supposed to be expys of the original five, but it's a lot more subtle than it was in ''[[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Dino Thunder]]''.
** Quite frankly, saying Troy is exactly like Jason is like saying every Red Ranger is exactly Jason. And besides [[ShesGotLegs the short shorts]] and girliness, Emma isn't that much like Kimberly either. In fact, Emma's love for the environment is a lot closer to Trini.
** The other three are pretty much just like their original counterparts but with notable differences. Trini was way more humble than Gia, Billy was a bit more awkward than Noah and with Zack and Jake, just replace [[DanceBattler dancing]] with [[IKnowMaddenKombat soccer]] and they're about the same.
** Robo Knight seems to be one of Franchise/{{RoboCop}} with a similar voice and sound effects.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: In "Prince Takes Knight", Vrak assumes the Rangers abandoned Robo Knight after they called him out for endangering civilians; and is surprised when they come to his rescue anyway.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Some of the mutants have rather obvious and descriptive names, like Shadow Serpent (a snake-like monster that eats shadows) and Dream Snatcher (who eats people's dreams).
* FakeUltimateHero: A customer of Ernie's Brainfreeze, named Jordan, claims to his peers that he's the Red Ranger, but is rather cowardly.
** Coward he may be, but he was able to [[ScarilyCompetentTracker track the Rangers]] through a forest, and if not for the ''remarkably'' [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands newly trained ability]] to [[SpiderSense sense incoming threats]], would have discovered the Ranger's true identities!
* FantasticRacism: Creepox is the most blatant about insectoid superiority over humans, but Vrak shows some too; and Metal Alice equally feels that robots are superior.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Insects and Robots are mentioned during science class as potential "stronger species". Insect aliens begin invading later that episode, and robot enemies are antagonists later in the season. The third group of enemies was foreshadowed in the next episode, when we found that Mr. Burley has an interest in cryptozoology.
** In "United We Stand", the Rangers first meet Vrak and Noah notes that he isn't an insect like the rest of the Warstar; and he's later seen with a newspaper with a headline about ocean pollution (hinting at the robots, who have a sea base).
** Metal Alice says during their battle that even if there were 100 Rangers, they couldn't stop her. Guess what will end up stopping the Armada later on down the road.
** Whether intentional or not, the four full-team Legendary morphs used in the first ''Super Megaforce'' episode are Samurai, Mystic Force, SPD, and Ninja Storm; [[spoiler:which correspond to most of the {{Mecha Expansion Pack}}s they'll receive - the missing ones are Wild Force and RPM.]]
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Jake comments that Gosei looks like a Tiki head. Gosei replies that he has taken this form to communicate with humans.
* FreezeFrameBonus: In the trailer for the video game, you can see the Mystic Brothers Card, even though there is no Mystic Brother counterpart.
** As the Rangers search for the Black Mountains to go and find the Wild Sword in "Ultra Power" you can briefly see Troy and Emma holding hands.
* GaiasVengeance: Both the mutants and Robo Knight are this, though in different flavors. Robo Knight's mission is to defend nature that's threatened, while the mutants want to take the threats and escalate them to a full-on eco-disaster for revenge. It's also probably a good thing that Robo Knight sees the mutants as the threat, not humanity - when Metal Alice shows up, he tells her that humans are part of Earth's ecosystem too; and their good outweighs the bad.
* GeneralFailure: [[BigGood Gosei]] of all people. He fails to explain anything. Sure, much of the time, it's because he's interrupted by an alien attack, but he never picks it back up when he has a chance. Couple that with the Rangers seemingly figuring out things on their own, like [[spoiler: that they can morph straight to Super Megaforce without having to go through the outmoded Megaforce suits]], and literally the only reason Gosei seems to be there is for plot convenience.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The Shadow Serpent eats shadows, leading the Rangers to stay in the shade where they don't cast them. During the Megazord fight, the inevitable quip comes up:
-->'''Red Ranger:''' Let's hit this guy [[AssShove where the sun don't shine!]]
** Tentacus' first line also qualifies.
-->'''Tentacus:''' "I can't wait to get my tentacles on them!"
* GratuitousSpanish: Dream Snatcher, so much it hurts.
* GreenAesop: The Megaforce Rangers like to say the Earth is a beautiful planet and that it needs to be protected.
* HalloweenEpisode: "Raising Spirits". Also a [[http://www.nick.com/videos/clip/power-rangers-megaforce-halloween-promo.html Halloween safety PSA]].
* HollywoodNerd: Noah.
** BlackAndNerdy
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: The mutants believe this. They made their home underneath an old toxic waste factory, where they were formed from the waste that seeped into the cavern underground. They view their plan to turn Earth into a toxic wasteland as simply finishing what humanity started.
* InternalHomage: Everything just screams that Saban is basically trying to remake the original ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'':
** The return to RecruitTeenagersWithAttitude and WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld plots.
** Gosei and Tensou being blatant [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of Zordon and Alpha. Justified; Zordon was Gosei's mentor. Plus, the local hangout owner is named "Ernie" like his ''Mighty Morphin''' counterpart.
** In the [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nW38O8CQ_3Y/UNUlOkr_16I/AAAAAAACvsM/YrKC-YoB1fU/s1600/compareu.png cast wardrobe]]: Blue Ranger Noah in smart specs similar to Billy's, while Pink Ranger Emma sports shorts like Kimberly.
** The premiere has numerous {{Call Back}}s to "Day of the Dumpster". Both have the teens' arrival at the Command Center include a brainy Blue Ranger-to-be fascinated by the resident robot, and there are a lot of dialogue nods including an exchange between a giant head and a robot about needing teenagers, the Red Ranger delivering the line "[Zordon/Gosei] said these morphers would give us power.", and the Pink Ranger joking about helmet hair.
* IntriguedByHumanity: What Robo Knight grows more and more to be, through his battles by the Rangers' side and his observation of people (particularly children).
* IronicEcho: In "Harmony and Dizchord", when the titular MonsterOfTheWeek starts attacking the city with his cacophonic music, Emma says "What is that horrible sound?!". The exact same question is asked by Dizchord himself later when he hears Emma singing, which weakens him enough for the Rangers to defeat him.
* ItHasBeenAnHonor: Said by the Red Ranger when [[spoiler:they get trapped in the Aurora Box after destroying Bigs, just before Gosei comes to the rescue:]]
--> Guys... I want you to know what an honor it's been to serve by your side...
* JiveTurkey: The series gets points for making a ''robot'' into this: in "The Human Condition", Robo Knight learns to ''rap'' in his quest to learn more about humanity.
* LampshadeHanging: In the episode "Robo Knight", Gia lampshades the MakeMyMonsterGrow trope when she shouts, "Guess we should have expected this!"--as the monster is growing in front of them.
* LargeHam: [[BigBad Admiral Malkor]], Creepox and Ernie.
* LimitedWardrobe: All five Rangers have worn the exact same outfits in every episode, barring only an occasional wardrobe change. Sure, the franchise uses this trope often, but it's more noticeable this season because it's civilian wear and not a uniform or something.
* LocalHangout: Ernie's Brain Freeze
* LullDestruction: Averted. The series is written with a fairly serious tone, and the fights are, in general, rather silent outside of the grunts of the Rangers fighting.
* {{Magitek}}: Vrak's Zombats can bring fallen monsters back to life, making their function a form of necromancy; however, Vrak describes them as being robotic. Vrak's character bio also mentions that he is capable of performing alien magic, which seems to be this trope.
* MeaningfulEcho: Troy stops a bully in "Who's Crying Now?" by stating that a) you shouldn't be bullying people around and b) every small creature doesn't need to be picked on. The words get repeated later in the episode when a) the kid Troy saved from the beating uses the first set of lines to save said bullies from Creepox, and b) the bullies repeat the second set to prevent the group from squishing their target's insect friend, now having a true change of heart.
* MeaningfulName: A water-related Ranger is named [[Literature/TheBible Noah]].
** From "He Blasted Me With Science," we have a UFO-themed monster named... "Yuffo".
* MilestoneCelebration: The series is commemorating the 20th anniversary of the ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' franchise.
** Thus, there are several references to all seasons, such as "It's Morphin' Time!" and Samurai's "Go Go Samurai" as "Go Go Megaforce"
*** Speaking of ''Samurai'', the season's theme is similar to the ''Samurai'' theme. But proven different with a scene from "Who's Crying Now" when Troy activates the Ultra Gosei Great Megazord's Victory Charge, part of the theme is playing in the background and is similar to [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace In Space]]'s theme.
* MusicalAssassin: The monster Dizchord can use music as a weapon, which is extremely agonizing. [[BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame Emma uses her singing]] combined with one of Troy's cards to counter it and beat him.
* MythologyGag: Besides the many references to ''Mighty Morphin''', the names "Gosei" and "Tensou" are taken from the original ''Sentai'' but used in a different context.
** When the first MonsterOfTheWeek is summoned, his boasting ironically includes the words "Power like they've never seen before". This is extremely close to the first lyrics from the original "Go Go Power Rangers" theme song.
** "It's Morphin' Time!" has returned as an additional {{Invocation}} before the official morphing call.
** The local hang out owner is named [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Ernie]], after a character with the same role from the first four seasons.
* NarratingtheObvious: The Rangers will often mention verbatim what an opponent has just said they were/will be doing. This takes up half of the Monster-Ranger interactions. (The other half is dedicated to advertising the Earth and/or how awesome teamwork is)
** In "Gosei Ultimate," The Blue Ranger also makes it a point to tell the viewer that their new Megazord is transforming... [[CaptainObvious during the transformation sequence.]]
** ''Super Megaforce'' hasn't completely gotten over this, either. "Blue Saber Saga" gives us this gem by Mega Red during the Zord battle:
-->'''Super Mega Red''': We need to dodge those blades! (While the Megazord is dodging blades)
* NoPronunciationGuide: In Japanese, "Tensou" is pronounced "ten-soh". Tensou in ''Megaforce'' is pronounced "ten-soo".
** This also applies to Vrak. Even Admiral Malkor doesn't know how to pronounce it. He's called him both 'vr-OCK' before and 'vr-ACK'.
** This also happens in a continuity flub when Gosei refers to the [[Series/PowerRangersWildForce Wild Force Ranger]] base as Animaria (its actual name is ''Animarium''), but he pronounces it "Ani-MAH-ria", whereas in Wild Force, it would have been pronounced "Ani-MARE-ria".
* NonIndicativeName: Harwood County is actually a city. Well, it could be both - there are a number of cities big enough that they're considered counties as well - but it's odd that "County" is in the proper name.
** Unless there's something about the adaptation we don't know yet, the [[spoiler:Turbo Falcon]] zord is actually based on the [[spoiler:''RPM'']] season, not [[spoiler:''Turbo'']].
* OpeningNarration: In the same style as ''Samurai'''s:
-->Our world was once a safe and happy place, until evil aliens arrived with one plan: to destroy Earth! Gosei, Earth's ancient guardian, awoke, and called on a new team of teenagers to fight off this new threat. They are the Power Rangers Megaforce!
** ''Super Megaforce'' uses a different one:
--->An alien armada has arrived and invaded our planet. Wave after wave have attacked us, with a ferocity never seen before. To battle this new threat, the Power Rangers must master the abilities of the Legendary Rangers to become... Super Megaforce!
* PeoplePuppets: Beezara's abilities in ''United We Stand''.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: A bit in the theme song. "'''ME! GA! FORCE!'''"
* PungeonMaster: Dizchord.
** To be honest, this is pretty much a tradition as far as ''Power Rangers'' [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the Week]] go, though Vrak's robots (Metal Alice included) tone it down a good deal.
* RearrangeTheSong: "Go Go Power Rangers" (Samurai Version) gets remixed yet again.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: In the second episode of Super Megaforce, the Rangers decide to go on one in the Legendary Megazord in retaliation for the Armada's attacks. They end up scrapping a good potion of the fleet.
* RhymesOnADime: Dizchord again!
* RobotBuddy: Tensou. Also R1-C0 ("Rico") in one episode.
* ShoutOut
** In "United We Stand," one of the Rangers calls Queen Beezara "[[Series/{{Beetleborgs}} A big bad beetle]]." She doesn't take it well, for [[InsistentTerminology more reasons]] [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen than one]].
* TheSomethingForce: The first ''Power Rangers'' series to invoke this trope while combining the word "Force" with the season subtitle's first term, resulting in the one-word subtitle of ''Megaforce''. Additionally, unlike other TheSomethingForce seasons, this season's theme isn't necessarily indicated by the word preceding "force" in the title; the subtitle merely utilizes a generic prefix.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:R1-C0, aka Rico, in "Rico the Robot"; rather than sacrificing himself like Koro/Ain-I did in Epic 41 of ''Goseiger'', he simply jettisoned himself into space and survived.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The season is titled ''Power Rangers '''Megaforce''''', although variable spellings of [="MegaForce"=] and "Mega Force" can occasionally be seen. These variants are likely arising because past seasons containing the term [[TheSomethingForce "Force"]] in the subtitle have always treated ''Force'' as a separate word, whereas ''Megaforce'' is the first instance of the term "Force" being combined with another term to make a compound-word subtitle.
** Coincidentally, the usage of a compound word helps in averting AcronymConfusion (as of 2013), as ''Megaforce'' can use the initialism PRM rather than PRMF (which is usually used to refer to ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'').
** Subverted in ''The Human Condition'':
-->'''Malkor''': Finally we meet in person. I am Malkor.
-->'''Jake''': How do you even spell that? M-A-L...what?
-->'''Malkor''': It spells "Earth's doom!"
* SpoilerOpening: The first-season title sequence included clips of the Gosei Ground Megazord and Vrak's ultimate form, long before either was in the show.
** In fact, Vrak's ultimate form didn't appear all season. It was a spoiler for '''next season'''!
* StrawFeminist: MonsterOfTheWeek Beezara from "United We Stand," who uses her powers to turn the male students of Harwood County High into her slaves. She also has a bit of a {{Dominatrix}} motif thrown in. For what it's worth, in her interactions with Creepox [[StrawMisogynist the feeling is mutual]].
* SublimeRhyme: Black Ranger Jake's name rhymes with his power animal, the Snake. Similar to how Black Ranger Zack's name from ''Mighty Morphin''' rhymed with his respective suit color.
** The team's rallying cry of "Earth's Defenders, Never Surrender!"
* ThemeTuneRollCall
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodSandwich: A RunningGag is that Jake is often ''just'' about to dig into a snack when the Rangers are called into action and he has to abandon it.
* ToiletHumor: Calling ''Samurai''[='s=] {{Mooks}} "Moogers"[[note]]it resembles the word "'''B'''oogers"[[/note]] may have been merely unfortunate; but this year, calling the snot-green guys ''"Loogies"'' had to be on purpose. It doesn't help that they appear from green slime, and that in episode 3, the MonsterOfTheWeek can turn people into Loogies by sneezing on them).
** In Ultra Power we get this from Jake towards Vrak.
-->'''Jake''': Nice blades dude. I bet you're extra careful when you're picking boogers! (knocks Vrak to the ground)
** In "Last Laugh" the Nojoke's last resort in getting a laugh out of Troy is... letting one rip. It's pulled straight from ''Goseiger'', but still. Nojoke even says that farts are never ''not'' funny.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Gia and Emma.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Even just the first press release reveals that the villains aren't just the Warstar; there are going to be three villain groups, and they're going to be directed by a fourth party. [[spoiler:Just like ''Goseiger'', which had three groups, but Vrak's counterpart Buredoran was involved in all three and was eventually revealed to be the BigBad manipulating them all. Unlike ''Goseiger'', though, the "fourth party" isn't Vrak himself but his family in the Armada.]]
** Also, the SixthRanger, Robo Knight, is part of the earliest promotional material and toy releases.
* TheVirus: The third MonsterOfTheWeek, Virox, can turn ordinary humans into [[{{Mooks}} Loogies]] by sneezing on them. Then those specific Loogies can sneeze on more people and turn ''them'' into Loogies, and so on. Luckily the virus can be cured by [[NoOntologicalInertia killing Virox]].
* VisualPun: When Jake need an adjustment made on his [[AnAxeToGrind Axe]], he brings it to Noah hidden in a [[SenselessViolins Guitar case]].
* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld: The Rangers are at school again. For the first time [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder in 8 seasons]].
* WhatDoesThisButtonDo: The Black Ranger jokingly states this to use the Gosei Ultimate Megazord Ultimate Laser Cannons against Bluefur.
* WhatTheHellHero: In the ninth episode, Robo Knight is under fire from {{Mooks}} and jumps to the side, while civilians are behind him. While the Rangers save them, they do call out Robo Knight on him putting the civilians at risk.
** Not helped by Robo Knight not even trying to pull a JerkassHasAPoint, which he probably would've been able to do by explaining that him not taking heavy damage is more important to him then a few civilians.
* YouHaveFailedMe[=/=]YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Though he thanks [[spoiler:Metal Alice for her services up to that point, Vrak nonetheless points this out to her when she's badly damaged, telling her that she failed and is being discarded right before she blows up for good and he leaves in the Megaforce finale. This is despite the fact that he would never have been able to leave in the first place had Metal Alice not shown up and, in turn, she would not have been destroyed. In fact, Vrak wouldn't have been at the fight at all had Metal Alice not found and reconstituted his near-lifeless body to begin with. The Rangers call out his ruthlessness, obviously, to no avail.]]
** Ironically, you can blame this on ''Metal Alice 'improving' him by removing those useless emotions from him when she [[WeCanRebuildHim rebuilt him]].'' We don't know if he'd have [[spoiler: saved her]] in his original state, but he's ''not'' his ''Goseiger'' counterpart. The old Vrak ''might'' have, but Cyborg Vrak is ''incapable'' of compassion or appreciation.

!!''Power Rangers Super Megaforce'' contains examples of:
* BackToBackBadasses: Troy and Noah in "Samurai Surprise".
* CastFromHitPoints: Using the Legendary forms drains the Rangers of strength, thus explaining the quick changes.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Most evident in the first episode of Super Megaforce, where both the villains and Rangers note that the lasers used to grow the monsters are not only better than the Zombats, but that they can also grow more than one monster in the same minute.
* GladIThoughtOfIt: In "Silver Lining, pt. 1":
--> '''Damaras:''' We should send in a commander!\\
'''Levira:''' With a new plan!\\
'''Vekar:''' I have an idea! Let's send in a commander with a new plan!\\
'''Argus:''' Genius![[note]]Now, who's to say whether this was [[SincerityMode sincere]] or [[SarcasmMode sarcastic]]?[[/note]]
* IdiotBall: In "Earth Fights Back":
-->'''Vekar''': Launch those missiles already! Why do I have to wait until nightfall?
-->'''Levira''': Because that's how the clock was set.
-->'''Vekar''': WHAT?! Whose brilliant idea was that?
-->'''[[YesMan Argus]]''': Yours, Boss.
* {{Irony}}: In "Earth Fights Back", Cybax, the monster for that episode, says that "when we want something, we just take it", which is the motto of the Gokaigers i.e. Japanese counterpart. Ironically this attitude is given to the villains rather than the Rangers in the adaptation.
** The Gokaigers consisted of 5 aliens and an Earthling while Super Megaforce consists of 5 Earthlings and an alien.
** The Gokaigers first past team transformation was the very first team in their series, whilst Super Megaforce opt for the most recent.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Emma quips "Bet you didn't see that coming," after morphing into [[MarthDebutedInSmashBros Pink Flash]].
* LightningCanDoAnything: Giving Tensou LaserGuidedAmnesia in "The Perfect Storm".
* LostAesop: In "Samurai Surprise," [[spoiler:[[Series/PowerRangersSamurai Jayden]]]] tells the Rangers to ''heed their instincts'' (IE: Fight strategically) to sense the opponents' moves. (Thus the overall Aesop translating to "don't rush into things," which the Rangers did the moment they saw [[spoiler:Vekar]] prior.) However, the final fight was instead almost completely against an X-Borg horde; and after the Mega Rangers just ''rush in a second time,'' [[spoiler:Matacore]] is taken out with little more than a MacGuffin-powered attack (and the stock FinishingMove). [[SarcasmMode Truly a feat rivaling that of]] OdaNobunaga.
* MediumAwareness: In "Spirit of the Tiger, the Black and Pink Rangers' Morphers begin ringing inside the characters' backpacks after a martial arts training session. The sensei then asks if they will be answering them. When Emma and Jake ask how [[spoiler:Casey]] knows about the Morphers, he only [[spoiler:reveals his identity as the [[Series/PowerRangersJungleFury Jungle Fury Red Ranger]]]] in response.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: As far as the first ''Super Megaforce'' promo poster is concerned, the Rangers won't inherit only the gear from ''Gokaiger'', but the suits as well.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: "A Lion's Alliance" brings us Noah's inexplicable ability to [[spoiler:be able to sense the Red Lion Zord.]] Once they land on Animaria, they HandWave it as a "feeling of being watched;" though that doesn't explain why Noah had the pre-cognitions even before they landed on the island.
** Literally the case in "Earth Fights Back" where Gosei informs the Rangers they've unlocked "new powers never been seen on Earth before" to {{Handwave}} and explanation for the usage of the Dairanger suits.
* NoNameGiven: Three Ranger modes as part of past transformations were never even given names.
* RedHerring: "The Perfect Storm" starts with the froyo machine at Ernie's on the fritz, forcing him to call for a technician, and our heroes are stuck with tracking down an [[LaserGuidedAmnesia amnesiac]] Tensou when they come across this scary-looking guy in a nice suit and [[SatchelSwitcheroo a luggage case roughly resembling Tensou]], making phone calls like he's off to some illegal transaction. [[spoiler:He's the froyo machine technician Ernie called.]] So basically, MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot spun into a BrickJoke.
* RoleReprisal: Eleven previous Ranger actors will return to the series during the season finale of ''Super Megaforce'', taking on their respective Ranger character and color. They are:
** [[spoiler:Brittany Anne Pirtle as Emily the Yellow Samurai Ranger]]
** [[spoiler:Hector David, Jr. as Mike the Green Samurai Ranger]]
** [[spoiler:Jason Faunt as Wesley Collins the Red Time Force Ranger]]
** [[spoiler:Alison [=MacInnis=] as Dana Mitchell the Pink Lightspeed Ranger]]
** [[spoiler:Sean Cw Johnson as Carter Grayson the Red Lightspeed Ranger]]
** [[spoiler:Reggie Rolle as Damon Henderson the Green Galaxy Ranger]]
** [[spoiler:Danny Slavin as Leo Corbett the Red Galaxy Ranger]]
** [[spoiler:Melody Perkins as Karone the second Pink Galaxy Ranger]]
** [[spoiler:Patricia Ja Lee as Cassie Chan the Pink Space Ranger]]
** [[spoiler:Selwyn Ward as T.J. Johnson the Blue Space Ranger]]
** And finally, [[spoiler:Jason David Frank as Tommy Oliver in both his Mighty Morphin' Green Ranger and White Ranger incarnations]]
** "Samurai Surprise" marked the return of Alex Heartman as Jayden Shiba, the original Red Samurai Ranger, as well as Rene Naufahu as Mentor Ji.
** "Spirit of the Tiger" saw the return of Jason Smith as Casey Rhodes, the Red Jungle Fury Ranger. He also wrote several episodes of ''Super Megaforce''.
* ShoutOut: "Power of Six" starts out with Orion alone in the high school [[Film/RiskyBusiness dancing around in his shorts,]] [[{{WesternAnimation/Madagascar}} catching the spurts from a water fountain in his mouth,]] [[Film/GoodWillHunting doing some cleaning up and leaving a massive equation on a chalkboard.]]
* TrashTheSet: [[spoiler:Ernie's Brainfreeze (along with the rest of the mall) and Harwood County High in the first ''Super Megaforce'' episode. Both are shown being fixed up at the end of that episode and through the next one.]]
* UnexpectedCharacter: [[spoiler: Danny Slavin]] is reprising his role as [[spoiler: [[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy Leo]]]]. Considering his [[ScrewedByTheNetwork history]] [[OldShame with the franchise,]] this is very unexpected indeed.
** The appearance of [[spoiler: the [[Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger Dairanger]] suits.]]
*** Any time a Sentai suit appears, now that Ryuu Ranger, Pink Flash, and Yellow Mask are in.
*** We knew Jayden would be making an appearence, but no-one knew about Mentor Ji's role until the episode debut.
* TheUnreveal: When Jake gets his Super Mega Mode key, he notes that it's the wrong color. Gosei says there's a simple explanation, but then he's cut off by another attack wave.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Nobody in town takes notice of Tensou on the streets when he loses his memory. Nobody who isn't ''directly'' in his way takes much notice of Jake's ''epic'' LeParkour run through the city to catch up with him.
* WhamEpisode: ''Silver Lining, Part 2'', in which we learn Orion's backstory and how the Armada destroyed ''his home planet'' and leaving him as Anthrasia's last citizen.
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: While all the monsters/aliens have strange names Vekar finds "Pacha Chamak" to be quite strange.
-->'''Pacha Chamak''': Greetings your highness. I am Pacha Chamak.
-->'''Vekar''': What? Pa...cha..backpack? What kind of ridiculous name is that?
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