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[[caption-width-right:300:[[{{Tagline}} Kick into overdrive!]]]]
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->''"Overdrive, Accelerate!"''
-->-- '''[[ByThePowerOfGreyskull Morphing call]]''', ''Power Rangers Operation Overdrive''

The fifteenth anniversary season of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', taken from ''Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger''. Legends speak of the ''Corona Aurora'', the Crown of the Gods; an ancient jeweled relic with inconceivable power. According to the myths, millennia ago, two brothers warred with each other in their pursuits of the crown, only for the crown to turn them both into monstrous forms and seal them into planets. Afterward, the crown was taken and its jewels removed, all being sent away to an InsignificantLittleBluePlanet...

In the present day, AdventurerArchaeologist Andrew Hartford has at last found the crown - but the discovery frees the brothers, Moltor and Flurious, from their respective prisons. Realizing that they and other villains would come seeking the crown's power, Hartford uses his wealth to assemble and equip a team to track down and claim the crown's five gemstones before they fall into the wrong hands. He assembles a team of four people with unique histories - Rose Ortiz, a former ChildProdigy and a teacher with incredible intellect, Ronny Robinson, an F1 driver, Will Aston, a notorious thief, and Dax Lo, a Hollywood stuntman with dreams of acting. Hartford grants them their Overdrive Trackers and one by one enhances their DNA to have genetic powers. Hartford initially intends to take on the Red Ranger role himself, but he's prevented from doing so by an attack from the villains. His sheltered son Mack transforms himself to save him, earning him the last spot on the team.

''Operation Overdrive'' has a few quirks compared to a usual Ranger season. For one thing, instead of using mainly self-contained MonsterOfTheWeek adventures, the season tracked the Rangers and villains as they followed a trail of clues around the world to the location of the jewels. It also had a BigBadEnsemble instead of just one BigBad, and they tended to fight each other as much as they fought the Rangers. Over the course of the series, Red Ranger Mack also learned something horrifying about his own origins that nearly destroys his faith in himself and his relationship with his father.

The series also contained the [[MilestoneCelebration 15th Anniversary special]] "Once A Ranger" where a new villain comes into play, the son of [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd]], Thrax. Targeting the [[MetaOrigin Morphing Grid]] itself, they manage to cut the Operation Overdrive Rangers off from their powers. To stop their plan of decimating the entire grid and eliminating all Power Rangers, the Sentinel Knight [[CrisisCrossover commissions Rangers from previous seasons]] to form a new team (all of the Disney-era shows, with one before they took over) [[Series/PowerRangersMysticForce Xander Bly]], [[Series/PowerRangersSPD Bridge Carson]], [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Kira Ford]], [[Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm Tori Hanson]], and [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Adam Park]] (most characters were {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s, the return of Creator/JohnnyYongBosch especially was appreciated). In addition, Alpha Six takes on a role. The two-parter involves the Operation Overdrive Rangers worrying about being replaced.

While ratings for this season started out good, they would later go on to [[{{Pun}} crash and burn]] - a trend that the [[Series/PowerRangersJungleFury two]] [[Series/PowerRangersRPM final]] Disney seasons never really recovered from.

Succeeded by ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury''.

Has a [[Characters/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive character sheet]].

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!!Recurring ''Power Rangers'' tropes include:

%%* ActionGirl: Ronny and Rose.
%%* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs
* BigBad: BigBadEnsemble variant: Moltor, Flurious, Kamdor, and the Fearcats Mig and Benglo; who are, themselves, a BigBadDuumvirate.
%%BigGood: Andrew Hartford.
* ChestInsignia: Team compass logos on the chest.
%%ChromeChampion: Tyzonn
* CityOfAdventure: San Angeles, though the Rangers are just as often out on missions.
* TheDragon: Miratrix, to Kamdor.
* FiveManBand:
** ''Overdrive Rangers:''
*** TheLeader: Mack
*** TheLancer: Will
*** TheSmartGuy: Rose
*** TheBigGuy: Ronny
*** TheHeart: Dax
*** SixthRanger: Tyzonn
*** AssistCharacter: Sentinel Knight
** ''Retro Rangers:''
*** TheLeader: Adam Park
*** TheLancer: Kira Ford
*** TheSmartGuy: Bridge Carson
*** TheBigGuy: Xander Bly
*** TheChick: Tori Hanson
* FiveTokenBand: The Red and Yellow Rangers are Caucasian, the Black Ranger is Afro-Caribbean, the Blue Ranger is Chinese, the Pink Ranger is Filipino, and the Mercury Ranger is a space alien.
* HomeBase: the Hartford Mansion; partly an ElaborateUndergroundBase
* HumongousMecha
** CombiningMecha: The [=DriveMax=] Megazord is the standard five-piece combiner. The four expansion zords can then combine with it to make the Super [=DriveMax=] Megazord or with the Sonic Streaker to make the [=DualDrive=] Megazord; and all ten zords together are the [=DriveMax=] Ultrazord. In addition, Tyzonn gets a three-part Flashpoint Megazord and the main team gets another combiner, the Battlefleet Megazord.
%%** MechaExpansionPack: Drill, Shovel, Cement, and Crane Drivers
* MadeOfExplodium: This series just cranked it UpToEleven and never looked back.
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: Obviously, though compared to ''every'' previous season, it's used rather scarcely.
%%* {{Mentors}}: Hartford
* {{Mooks}}: Chillers for Flurious, Lava Lizards for Moltor
* NeverSayDie: Par for the course, but it's notable here in which the "SUICIDE" label is blurred out in the Flashpoint Megazord.
* {{Recycled IN SPACE}}!: Power Rangers [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: as ADVENTURER ARCHAEOLOGISTS! ]]

* StockSuperpowers:
** SuperStrength: Mack
** SuperSenses: Will has hearing and sight
** InASingleBound: Dax
** SuperSpeed: Ronny
** {{Invisibility}}: Rose
*** WithCatlikeTread
** ElementalShapeshifter: Tyzonn
* {{Thememobile}}:
** CoolPlane: The SHARC
** WeaponizedCar: The Transtek Armor, which can transform from a vehicle into a MiniMecha.
** CoolBike: Will's Hovertek Cycle
* WeaponOfChoice
** SwissArmyWeapon: Drive Defenders (Gun and Sword modes)
** GrapplingHookPistol: OO Zip Shooters (which can combine with the Drive Defenders)
** BladeOnAStick: Mack's Drive Lance
** DropTheHammer: Will's Drive Slammer
** BlowYouAway: Dax's Drive Vortex
** ShovelStrike: Ronny's Drive Claws which are a pair of scoops
** KillItWithWater: Rose's Drive Geyser
** ImprobableWeaponUser: Tyzonn's Drive Detector is a metal detector\lance\blaster
** {{BFG}}: Drill Blaster which can swivel itself around to become the Tri-Laser
** {{BFS}}: Excelsior the Sentinel Sword
* WordPower
** {{Invocation}}: "Overdrive, Accelerate!"
** InTheNameOfTheMoon:
--->''(each)''"Kick into Overdrive! [Color] Ranger!"
--->''(all)''"Call to adventure! Power Rangers Operation Overdrive!"

!!This subseries contains examples of:

* AdventurerArchaeologist: Hartford is one of these. Consequently, the Rangers themselves spend the bulk of the season generally following in his footsteps. This unique combination of BigDamnHeroes and AdventurerArchaeologist tends to result in a lot of property damage to ancient temples/exotic locales, not just their CityOfAdventure.
* AirplaneArms: Miratrix seems to have pulled her Airplane Arms straight from ''Anime/{{Naruto}}''.
* ArtifactCollectionAgency: Though the rangers are only interested in one specific set of artifacts, the Corona Aurora and its jewels, and only pursue other artifacts when they can give clues to the jewels' locations.
* ArtificialHuman: [[spoiler:Mack, built by Hartford to be the son he never could get. What this says about Hartford is up to the viewer.]]
* ArtisticLicenseSports: Occurs twice, both in the case of Ronny's being a racing driver. During her introduction, she is shown winning the Italian Grand Prix (a Formula 1 race)... in a NASCAR car. For anyone not familiar with Formula 1, this is functionally equivalent to winning the Indy 500 in a milk float made of concrete. It doesn't happen. However, it gets worse: during the episode "Once A Ranger", Ronny is shown winning the Monaco Grand Prix. Not only is pretty much the exact same shot with a different subtitle and attendant concrete milk float error (perhaps inevitable due to budget restrictions and the thematic context of the episode), in doing so it uses the same strip of tarmac in the middle of an ocean of grass that looked almost nothing like Monza to begin with. The Monaco Grand Prix takes place on a street circuit.
* AscendedExtra: Zuban the TeamPet becomes the BigGood Sentinel Knight.
%%* AvengersAssemble
* AvengingTheVillain: Thrax, avenging parents Rita and Zedd.
** Who are, notably, not actually dead, per se. But they pulled a HeelFaceTurn and he didn't, so they're dead to ''him''.
*** Well, their HeelFaceTurn was forced onto them by Zordon's good energy. So, technically, the good guys "killed" who they once were, and what they were clearly like when Thrax was born, given his appearance.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: The Flash Point Megazord.
* BadassNormal: {{Lampshaded}} by Adam in "Once A Ranger", as the only Ranger without a civilian superpower.
* BecomeYourWeapon: Sentinel Knight merges with the sword Exelsior. Later both merge with Mack for his Battlized mode.
* BigFancyHouse: The Hartford mansion has a [[CoolGarage Zord bay]] beneath the house, 27 bathrooms on the first floor alone, and yet he can't make a security system to keep the villains out.
** Maybe the sheer size IS the reason it's such a nightmare to secure.
* BigDamnHeroes: The old rangers in "Once A Ranger" when the current rangers lose their powers. They forced the baddies to retreat in less than 2 minutes!
* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: Norg the Yeti, his cousin is called sasquatch.
* {{Bowdlerize}}: For some reason, this season really hated CG fire; almost every instance of it was recolored and/or had sparkles over it.
* TheBroCode: Will makes a [[spoiler:fake]] FaceHeelTurn and joins Kamdor and Miratrix. Dax is especially upset... that Will's with his ex. (Miratrix and Dax dated before she revealed she was running a HoneyTrap.) While the girls exchange a look, Dax and Mack explain with "Man law!"
* CallBack: In "Once a Ranger," Adam uses a forklift as a battle prop, just as he did in [[Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie the first Power Rangers movie]].
%%* CainAndAbel: Moltor and Flurious
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Tyzonn goes through this upon debut. Starts off as a CombatMedic with good social skills and a wise disposition, only to be suddenly turned into an [[StalkerWithoutACrush ignorant stalker]] with NoSocialSkills (or knowledge of Earth customs) who [[IrritationIsTheSincerestFormOfFlattery wants to imitate the other Rangers]]. Then he's just....[[MyFriendsAndZoidberg kind of there]].
* ChekhovsGun: The mummy case in the Hartford's living room, which is [[spoiler:where the last Corona Aurora jewel is conveniently hidden]].
* CloudCuckoolander: Dax
** Also Bridge in "Once A Ranger", when he mentions that the S.P.D. Rangers were mentored by a dog, and that ''his'' superior was a bird. [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike Only Dax thinks it makes sense.]]
** TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Of course, the ''audience'' only knows the explanation was entirely accurate because we watched ''Series/PowerRangersSPD''.
* ContinuityNod: When making the Defender Vest, Hartford says he acquired a dragon scale from [[Series/PowerRangersMysticForce a guy in Briarwood named Toby]].
* CoolCrown: The Corona Aurora and its five scattered jewels serve as the MacGuffins that everyone's after, granting incredible power if they're reunited.
%%* CosmicKeystone: The Corona Aurora
* CrimefightingWithCash: Hartford kind of makes a big deal of his funding the team.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Norg in the finale, able to fight off six [[{{Mooks}} Chillers]] to protect himself [[spoiler:and Tyzonn's fiance Vella]].
%%* DeadpanSnarker: Spencer
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:In the season finale, Mack uses his full power on Flurious using the Corona Auorora — and dies. Sentinel Knight used it to turn Mack into a human]].
%%* TheDitz: Norg
* DeathSeeker: Mack, once he learns of his true nature. He doesn't use the "d" word, obviously. NeverSayDie.
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:The Rangers themselves, after Thrax cuts them off from the Morphing Grid in "Once A Ranger". Seemingly subverted when they're reminded that they still have their genetic powers to fight, but [[DoubleSubverted fall into this when they prove to be ineffective]]. And then there's Mack finding out he isn't human.]]
* DoesThatSoundLikeFunToYou: When Rose explains why her mods to the Sentinel Sword aren't compatible with biological beings. [[CloudCuckoolander Dax still has to think about it.]]
* DreamIntro: The series opens with Mack, the red ranger, on an adventure where he escapes from a plane. We then see him fall out of a hammock and turns out he was just daydreaming.
%%* DrillTank: Drill Driver
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: The series commonly does a cutaway to the base by showing the aboveground mansion, and then dropping the camera via CGI through several layers of planetary crust. For added hijinks, the Rangers are implied to be sliding down kilometer-length fireman poles to reach said base. And on top of that, they have ''three'' HumongousMecha and a CoolShip hidden inside.
%%* ElementalRivalry: Between Moltor and Flurious.
* EnfanteTerrible: Thrax, who is quite the evil mastermind for someone whose age is between seven and nine.
* EverythingIsOnline: Kamdor zaps the [=DriveMax=] Megazord with a computer virus, which spreads to the base [[spoiler:and to Mack.]]
* EvilerThanThou: Four villain factions fight each other as well as the Rangers: Flurious, Moltor, Kandor and the Fear Cats.
** Though this is more played as an EnemyCivilWar until [[spoiler: Flurious kills his brother Moltor when the latter is beaten by the Power Rangers]] and then proceeds to [[spoiler: Collect all the last {{MacGuffin}}s]] and becomes the series' BigBad.
* {{Expy}}: Flurious and Moltor seems to be based on The Miser Brothers, since they are brothers who hate each other as well as the fact that Flurious is ice and Moltor is fire.
* FakeDefector: Will in "Both Sides Now", complete with ShootYourMate (though what Kamdor doesn't know is that he's shooting a ''teleportation'' beam).
%%* FakeMemories: [[spoiler:Mack]]
* {{Fiction 500}}: Andrew Hartford has a mansion with 27 bathrooms complete with a secret cave underneath with genetic scramblers, Ranger technology and Zords, all which he basically designed for his own private use rather than needing to have it go public in any way. He owns a film studio, had Will break into his own bank, has pioneered holographic recording technology and even [[spoiler:built his own absurdly lifelike robot]] just for his own use, and even has time to spend "twice the net worth of New Mexico" just to go treasure hunting in his spare time. It's pretty crazy.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Despite what most believe, there had been foreshadowing throughout the season involving Andrew Hartford's secret from his own son. [[spoiler:In "Kick Into Overdrive Part 2" where Spencer tells Mack to not feel like one of his dad's "possessions". In "Out of Luck", Hartford says Mack should not have been affected by magic that alters luck. A subtle one happens at the end of "Ronny On Empty, Part 2", as the Rangers have a costumed Halloween party. Andrew and Spencer exchange worried looks when Mack shows up dressed as a robot, then decide to shake it off.]]
* FunWithAcronyms: The Special Hydro Aero Recon Craft is just one {{Xtreme Kool Letter|z}} away from it.
* GottaCatchThemAll: The show revolved around the five jewels to a magical crown Other artifacts empowered by them were clues, but also powerful themselves.
* GratuitousSpanish: One of the artifacts is named the "Piedra Aztec del Compás". Following proper Spanish grammar, it should be named the "Compás Azteca de Piedra".
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Norg. One of the bad guys barges in and takes over his arctic home, and Norg is just so happy to meet a new friend and would you like a snow cone? This dynamic lasts all season until the villain finally orders his Mooks to "take care of" both Norg and a DistressedDamsel - said damsel has to spell out the TroubleEntendre to Norg before he gets it.
%%* HumanAliens: Tyzonn and Vella.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: As Bruce Kalish's third season, every title had three words.
* IfItSwimsItFlies: Sub Driver uses Dump Driver to cleverly avert this.
* IneffectualLoner: Will, at first. He ends up becoming an ''Effectual'' Loner.
* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Sentinel Knight ends up possessing one.
* InnocuouslyImportantEpisode: "One Fine Day" [[spoiler:First hint that Mack isn't quite human as he thinks...]]
* IrritationIsTheSincerestFormOfFlattery: Tyzonn copies Will in "Just Like Me".
* ItsPersonal: In the Episode "Two Fallen Foes" when Kamdor adds insult to injury by reminding Will of his previous failures, Will declares "Now it's personal!"
%%* TheJeeves: Spencer
* JumpedAtTheCall: Mack jumps at the call to become Red Ranger. This is against his father's wishes, as said father was originally going to be Red himself before his son snuck the morpher out from under him. This is notable within PR because 95% of Rangers over the course of the franchise either [[RefusalOfTheCall refuse the call]] initially or accept with IJustWantToBeNormal undertones.
* KillItWithWater: The Flash Point Megazord's {{Finishing Move}}.
* LawOfInverseRecoil: Averted for once; the Drill Blaster/Tri-Laser requires the Defender Vest to counter its recoil.
* LegionOfDoom: Thrax, son of [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd]], uniting the four villain factions in "Once A Ranger".
* {{Leitmotif}}: Each villain faction gets their own theme music.
* LinkedListClueMethodology: FridgeLogic kicks in though, due to there being five major artifacts the Rangers must find, which they manage to do every six or seven episodes, at which point they just coincidentally find info about the next treasure without any sort of previous clue, leading to the newest linked list. They never find artifacts in the wrong order, not matching up? The Rangers and the ''four'' villain organizations are ''always'' on the same trail of the same artifact leading to the same jewel at the same time?
** Maybe the Sentinel Knight didn't anticipate so many different factions going after the crown at the same time? he probably only expected only one group to do it.
* LotusEaterMachine: The "Home and Away" two-parter has Tyzonn put into one of these by Crazar. He's made to believe that his fiancé is still alive, he was never mutated into a Lava Lizard, and the entire season never took place.
* MasterOfDisguise: Spencer
** LatexPerfection: Gets ridiculous[[note]]ly awesome[[/note]] when he impersonates ''Ronny''.
* MeaningfulName: Rose the Pink Ranger
* MeetCute: Weaponized version used by Miratrix to lure Dax.
* {{Mjolnir}}: Thor's hammer Mjolnir (originally in ''Boukenger'' as Uchide's mallet, another PublicDomainArtifact)
* MookPromotion: Moltar holds a deathmatch between his Lava Lizards. The strongest one turned into the MonsterOfTheWeek, Volcan.
* TheMountainsOfIllinois: The Florida Everglades has mountains. As does the rest of the world, thanks to filming in New Zealand.
* MrExposition: Rose, the genius, is Ms. Exposition.
%%* MultinationalTeam
* MyBiologicalClockIsTicking: Male example with ''Hartford''. He decides his clock is ticking, and so [[spoiler:''he builds himself a RidiculouslyHumanRobot teenage son'' (Mack, who, incidentally, becomes the team's Red Ranger)]]. Being a childrens' show, why he doesn't use his ungodly amounts of money to get a gold-digger wife is never explored, but it at least gets a lampshade:
-->'''Andrew:''' I was too busy with my work to find the right woman.\\
'''[[spoiler:Mack]]:''' Why didn't you make one of those, too!?
* MythologyGag:
** All of ''Boukenger'''s monsters were homages to previous seasons' HumongousMecha. It doesn't ''fully'' translate to ''Operation Overdrive'', between homages to seasons that never made it overseas and American-designed monsters that don't homage anything, but still.
** TheOneWith Mjolnir seems to have one involving actual mythology: One Norse tale has Thor crossdressing and posing as Freya to get Mjolnir back. ''Operation Overdrive'' has [[strike:Ronny posing as Freya]] Spencer crossdressing and posing as Ronny-as-Freya to get Mjolnir back.
** In the same episode we see Thor fighting the large, ice themed Flurious. In Norse Mythology, Thor is well known for fighting frost giants.
** During Mack and Bridge's battle with Flurious in "Once A Ranger", Bridge tosses his Delta Blasters to Mack. In the anniversary movie ''Film/GoGoSentaiBoukengerVsSuperSentai'', [=AkaRed=], the embodiment of the Red Sentai Spirit, does the same thing with Satoru by giving the D-Magnums, the Delta Blasters' Dekaranger counterpart.
** From the same episode, we have characters saying "back to action" and "morphinominal".
* {{Nerdgasm}}: {{In-universe}} example -- Ronny seems to have a "zordgasm" seeing the zords for the first time. And then another one when she checks out the Drill Blaster. All for the sake of adapting Natsuki's [[GenkiGirl genkiness]] into her...
* OneBookAuthor: Caitlin Murphy (Ronny) is actually not a full-time actress, making Ronny her only acting role. After leaving the show, she got married and became a school teacher. As of 2014, her name is now Caitlin Anthony.
* OneTrueSequence: Seen in nearly every episode. The Rangers and four factions of enemies are participating in a giant treasure hunt for five mystical jewels, with each individual jewel having another half dozen minor artifacts pointing the way to it in a linear clue-based system... but none of the five groups ever search for different artifacts than each other. Ostensibly, this was because the 32 episode season would've been done in 6 or 7 if they'd all gone after one jewel each.
* OneWingedAngel: Almost all the villains. Flurious gets the funky chess-piece-looking thing, Miratrix becomes a giant monster bird, the Fearcats get their armored forms, and Kamdor... uh... opens his face mask to reveal another one. Hey, they can't ''all'' be winners. But if we don't count Norg as a real villain, Moltor is the only Overdrive villain who never gets an upgrade. Then again, you might consider his usual form the upgrade of his apparently-human form from flashbacks.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: James Maclurcan (Mack) and Rod Louisch (Mr. Hartford) are not very good at hiding their New Zealand accents.
%%* OperationBlank: Of course.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Flurious does next to nothing for most of the season.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Brownbeard's ghost has the standard ghostly abilities of turning [[{{Invisibility}} invisible]] and [[DemonicPossession possessing someone]], but he can also conjure a sword from out of thin air, and seems to be solid most of the time, being able to hold objects, and can even be put at risk from a monster attack. [[spoiler:Oh, and he gets a shave at the end of the episode.]]
* OurHomunculiAreDifferent: The Fearcats create a giant homunculus called "Agrios" by combining three relics within the Octavian Chalice.
* PinocchioSyndrome: [[spoiler:Mack about five seconds after finding out he ''wasn't'' [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots human to begin with]].
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: A race car driver, a stuntman, a ClassyCatBurglar, a perpetual grad student and a RichIdiotWithNoDayJob team up and save the world. [[SixthRanger Then joined]] by the ElementalShapeShifter HumanAlien from Mercury.
* RecruitingTheCriminal: Will. It's never spelled out whether or not he's a ReformedCriminal when the series starts, but during his ten-minute retirement in ''Once A Ranger'', he's shown working as a security consultant. It takes a thief and all that.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: [[spoiler:Is Mack ever one. Hartford had apparently decided that his biological clock was ticking, and for reasons unknown he decided to get one from a machine shop rather than a womb. Neither the robot in question nor the viewers were aware of his robotic nature until he picked up a computer virus]].
* RoboticReveal: [[spoiler:Mack is revealed to be a robot built by Hartford after a computer virus that infects the Rangers' base afflicts him as well, and he's forced to be taken off-line and disassembled to get at the problem. Needless to say, he wasn't very happy about it]].
* SealedCastInAMultipack: It may be an example; as almost every member of the BigBadEnsemble was sealed away before the series started. Not that anybody ''wanted'' to unseal more: two were released by the discovery of the series' MacGuffin, two were freed by allies and ''then'' got caught up in the conflict, and one freed himself.
* SealedEvilInACan: All four big bad factions has someone sealed inside a different can. Moltor and Flurious were sealed inside two lifeless planets, one of extreme heat and the other of extreme cold respectively, when they tried to grab the season's MacGuffin, and freed when said MacGuffin was discovered on Earth. Kamdor is initially sealed in a blue gem necklace until he is freed with a stolen device by his partner Miratrix, who incidentally later becomes sealed in same said necklace when Kamdor double crosses her. Then there is the "Prison Mirror" which contains an army of Fearcats, but was destroyed with only Benglo escaping. In another episode, Thrax, the son of Rita and Zedd, repeats the same line his mother made when released from a Space Dumpster, after what could not have been more than two or three years.
* ShesAManInJapan: Crazar, from the episode "Red Ranger Unplugged", was originally a male Ashu named Ouga who appeared in Tasks 40 through 42 of ''Boukenger'' (the "[[TakenForGranite petrified]] Eiji" min-arc).
* SingleStrokeBattle: Kamdor's last stand vs. Will. At least, it came down to one of these after an entire episode of fighting it out.
* ShoutOut:
** Every monster is designed to look like a previous Megazord, albeit in abstract. This is a carry-over from ''Boukenger'', which was a big milestone celebration series.
** When the rangers go to St. Lucia (in the Caribbean), they talk about how it's haunted by the ghost of Brownbeard the Pirate. Dax says, "A ghost pirate? That's so cool they should make a movie franchise about that!". Since ''Power Rangers'' was owned by Disney at the time, it's [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean pretty obvious what he's referencing]].
** Likely coincidental, but the city San Angeles shares the same name as the one in ''Film/DemolitionMan''.
* StuffBlowingUp: At one point, Mack and Moltor ''pointing'' their weapons at each other caused enormous explosions.
%%* [[SuperEmpowering Super Re-Powering]]: Sentinel Knight, at least in "Once A Ranger".
* SurvivorGuilt: Tyzonn takes the "vengeance" route after his rescue squad, including his fiancée, gets murdered in action.
* SymbologyResearchFailure: In mashing up San Diego and Los Angeles into "San Angeles", the creators probably didn't realize they were naming their city "Saint Angels".
* TakeMyHand: Mack has one of these moments with Will, teaching Will an important life lesson about learning to rely on others. We can imagine this particular aesop going [[BrokenAesop badly astray]] if Will had remembered that Mack is superhumanly strong and could have lifted Will easily. The only reasonable conclusion is that Mack was making it hard (and endangering Will's life) just to teach him a lesson. Or that the writers forgot, which, frankly, is a lot more likely.
* TeenGenius: Rose was this in the backstory, but by 18 years old, she was already out of Harvard and working in a university in London. If she's 18, she's technically still a teenager.
* TenMinuteRetirement: [[spoiler:The Rangers, ALL of them, after fully reaching their DespairEventHorizon (having to be saved by veteran Rangers) decide to go back to their lives (save for Mack) in the first part of "Once A Ranger".]]
* ThemeTuneRap: Complete with such [[WordSaladLyrics nonsensical lyrics]] as "Five fingers pointing to the sky in five ways! Five Rangers walking through the sun for five days!"
%%* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: [[strike:Mr. Hartford]] Andrew
* ThisIsADrill: The Drill Driver and the Drill Blaster are drill weapons.
* TimeAbyss: ''Power Rangers'' has long had aliens who talked about thousands of years ago as if it was yesterday, but the Sentinel Knight takes the cake: the continents were one when he scattered the jewels, which means he was known to be active ''250 million years ago'', ''and'' lived until at least a few years back when he sealed Thrax; doubtlessly a series record.
* ToTheBatpole: The mansion has the standard poles leading from the mansion to the underground base. (And it seems to be a very, very long way down, going by establishment shots.) Suiting up on the way down is optional.
* ToMakeALongStoryShort: Bridge in "Once A Ranger" sums up where he's been since the end of ''S.P.D.'':
-->Oh, uh, yeah, well, long story short, our mentor who's, well, a dog, got promoted to head of SPD which was run by a bird but he retired to Miami, and Sky got promoted and I got promoted. That's why I'm the Red Ranger, or [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble will be]].
%%* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Mack]], again
%%* TrulySingleParent: Hartford
* VillainTeamup: Not frequently, but it's still there. Almost immediately followed by ChronicBackstabbingDisorder
* VolcanoLair: The villain Moltor heads his operations inside one of these, in sharp contrast to his brother Flurious, who resides inside of an icy cave lair.
* WhamLine: [[spoiler:"We decided to leave Operation Overdrive."]]
** [[spoiler:(After a computer virus infects the base) - "Good thing. Good thing. Good thing..."]]
* [[WhatWouldXDo What Would Zordon Do?]]: Alpha 6 says this when he has some trouble repairing the morphing grid in "Once A Ranger."
* WrenchWench: Ronny's tendency for [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar practically]] ''[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar fondling]]'' [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar new weaponry]] [[{{Nerdgasm}} with an awed smile on her face]] makes one wonder how the show stayed TV-Y7. Of course, she ''had'' to be the first to test out any new gadget. And apparently, being a race car driver who can work on her own cars has left her qualified to work on [[HumongousMecha giant robots]].
* YouAreAlreadyDead: The aforementioned SingleStrokeBattle ends with Will seemingly collapsing and Kamdor walking away... only to explode on the spot.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: [[spoiler:Mack]], being [[spoiler:an android]], has had the physical appearance of a 17 or 18 year old since his 'birth'; [[spoiler:or in his case, design]].
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: Every time the rangers think they've found the next jewel, it turns out to only be the next clue, which led to the next, and the next, etc. Of course, the clues are also often powerful devices on their own.
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