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%%The Bumblebee is not part of the Five Man Band. Do not remove%%

->''"SPD Emergency!"''
-->--'''[[ByThePowerOfGreyskull Morphing call]]''', ''Power Rangers S.P.D.''

''Franchise/PowerRangers'', TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture. ''S.P.D.'' is the thirteenth season of the franchise, based on ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger.'' The Earth of 2025 is a very different place, where humans and alien immigrants live in relative peace. There's always a few bad eggs, though, and that's where S.P.D. (short for Space Patrol Delta) comes in. Started on the planet Sirius, it's now a galaxy-wide police organization. The Earth branch is based in Newtech City, headed by Anubis "Doggie" Cruger.

The series focuses on S.P.D.'s B-Squad. As their name indicates, they're backup to the elite A-Squad. At first, B-Squad consists of the serious Sky (who wants nothing more than to be a Red Ranger just like his father), {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Bridge, and the rich former model and pop idol Syd. When A-Squad is forced to leave the planet on business, they're promoted to Ranger status, and given morphers. Sky is ''not'' pleased to learn that he's only a Blue Ranger. Their first mission is to track down a pair of metahuman [[JustLikeRobinHood Robin Hoods]], Z and Jack. They were probably chosen for the task because they're metahumans, too. Much to the dismay of B-Squad, Cruger decides that the best punishment for Jack and Z is to become the Red (especially to Sky's chagrin) and Yellow Rangers. It takes a while, and they often relapsed back to being bitter and angry at each other, but they eventually become [[TrueCompanions a tight unit]], and even tighter when they learn why they all have strange, genetic powers...

S.P.D. was a divisive season- it boasted an interesting cast of characters played by excellent actors, but also marked the debut of controversial producer Bruce Kalish and suffered from some interesting ExecutiveMeddling. Most notably, as detailed in Trivia page, was the handling of Sam the Omega Ranger and how Tommy was depicted in "Wormhole", and to top it all off, it came after ''Dino Thunder'', which is usually considered to be one of the best. Alongside that, characterization was mixed- Jack and Sky have an on-again-off-again rivalry that magically goes away whenever it isn't necessary for the episode's plot. Despite this, it is a strong season, and is still widely regarded as being a good one for the Disney Era.

Unusually, rather than a two-parter with the previous season's cast, there were two separate episodes with the ''[[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Dino Thunder]]'' Rangers, with each team getting a chance to enter the world of the other. For some reason, those specific episodes seem to flow better if you watch them in reverse order.

Succeeded by ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce.'' Bridge would later appear in [[Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive the Once a Ranger]] MilestoneCelebration, being bumped up to Red Ranger status due to Xander from ''Mystic Force'' [[spoiler:and Tori from ''[[Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm Ninja Storm]]'' (Bridge had ended the series as the Blue Ranger)]].

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

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

* ActionGirl: Z and Syd.
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: even earlier than expected!
* BigBad: Emperor Gruumm
** BiggerBad: Omni
* BigGood: Supreme Commander Fowler/Doggie Cruger.
* ChestInsignia: S.P.D. nameplates on the belt and right side of the chest, and police badges on the right shoulder and forehead of the helmet; plus a personal number taking up the entire left side of the chest.
** BroughtToYouByTheLetterS
* CityOfAdventure: Newtech City
* ConspicuousGloves: Bridge wears gloves most of the time, only to take them off to use his powers (the real world reason is to cover up the actor's tattoos).
* TheDragon: Morgana
* EvilPlan: Why Emperor Gruum needs to be stopped.
* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: As usual, but ''Dekaranger'' used actual bullets and some edits to hide this ended up kind of questionable. For one, in Omega Ranger's debut he [[BulletCatch catches lasers]] single-handedly, and then drops the "energy pellets" at his feet. You can also occasionally catch the Megazord ejecting used shells from its gun, even though it's now supposed to be a laser weapon.
* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Jack
** TheLancer: Sky
** TheSmartGuy: Bridge
** [[TheBigGuy The Big Girl]]: Z
** TheChick: Syd
** SixthRanger: Sam
** TheMentor: Doggie
** {{Eleventh Hour Ranger}}s: Kat and Nova Ranger
* FiveTokenBand: The A-Squad Rangers. Hispanic Red Ranger, Caucasian Yellow Ranger, Asian Pink Ranger, African American Green Ranger and an alien as the Blue Ranger.
* HomeBase: S.P.D. Command
* HumongousMecha
** CombiningMecha
** ImpossiblyGracefulGiant: The Delta Squad Megazord can ''move.'' Its most common StockFootage is [[GunFu leaping and rolling while firing its gun]].
** TransformingMecha: the Delta Base and Omegamax Cycle
* ItRunsOnNonsensoleum
* MadeOfExplodium
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: the only season that regularly averts it - most the baddies have giant robots instead, some aren't even piolted by MonstersOfTheWeek but EliteMooks distracting for the MOTW.
* TheMentor: Cruger
* {{Mooks}}: Krybots
** EliteMooks/ MookLieutenant: Blueheads, later Orangeheads
*** DegradedBoss: Both were Monsters of the week in his first appearance.
* NeverSayDie: And that's not the only taboo word. In "Badge", Gruumm steals "hemotech synthetic plasma", and the show's dialogue hides the fact that that's TechnoBabble for artificial blood.
* PsychoRangers: The A-Squad, as the [[TheParagonAlwaysRebels first rangers]] to ''willingly'' [[FaceHeelTurn serve]] the BigBad.
* {{Recycled IN SPACE}}!: Power Rangers [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: as SPACE POLICE! ]]

* RookieRedRanger: Jack
* StockSuperpowers:
** IntangibleMan: Jack
** BarrierWarrior: Sky
** PsychicPowers: Bridge
*** AuraVision: This is the one that generally receives the most usage over the course of the series.
** MesACrowd: Z
** PowerCopying [[PowerFist Fist]]: Syd can turn her hand into whatever material she touches.
** TeleportersAndTransporters: Sam (not that he had much chance to use it, stuck as a ball of light).
* SuperMode: SWAT Mode
* {{Thememobile}}:
** CoolCar: The Delta Cruiser
** CoolBike: The boys' Patrol Cycles. Notably, Sky's is an older model with a different design, leading him to complain when Jack and Bridge get new bikes and he doesn't (Kat just points out that he already ''has'' a bike). Also Sam's Uniforce Cycle.
*** MonowheelMayhem: The Uniforce Cycle is just a seat on a big wheel.
** Cruger's Delta ATV
** AwesomePersonnelCarrier: The SWAT Truck
* WeaponOfChoice
** BifurcatedWeapon[=/=]GunsAkimbo: Jack's Delta Blasters
** SwissArmyWeapon: The other B-Squad Ranger's Delta Max Strikers.
** KatanasAreJustBetter: Cruger's Shadow Saber
** PowerFist: Sam's Omega Morpher gives his left hand and arm various boosts.
** {{BFG}}: R.I.C. as the Canine Cannon and S.W.A.T. Mode's Delta Enforcers
* WordPower
** BattleCry: A Power Rangers standard, but ''S.P.D.'' parodies it at the same time it uses it in the episode "Shadow pt. 1", when the Rangers [[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud scream "BATTLE CRY"]] as they maneuver their Megazord towards the enemy.
** ByThePowerOfGreyskull or {{Invocation}}: "S.P.D., Emergency!" (We're not sure which; "Recognition" shows morphing without the phrase, but "Zapped" implies it's necessary.)
** InTheNameOfTheMoon[=/=]TransformationNameAnnouncement:
--->''(B-Squad)'' "[Number]! SPD [color]!"
--->"Force from the future! Omega Ranger!"
--->"Shadow Ranger! Defender of the galaxy!"
--->"SPD! Defenders of Earth!"

!!This subseries contains examples of:

* AdaptationalBadass: Kat kicked Krybot butt in situations where ''Dekaranger'''s Swan didn't and gets to use the acrobatics that are expected from a feline character. Even in one episode where Swan fought as a Ranger, the PR version gives Kat an unmorphed battle before it. Also, that rock in "Abandoned" was considerably less apocalyptic in ''Dekaranger''.
* AerithAndBob: '''Bridge'''.
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Averted once in "Recognition" to facilitate a CurseOfBabel plot.
* AmbiguousDisorder: Bridge. It's thought that his PsychicPowers might have messed with his head a little.
* AnachronicOrder: A minor example occurred when the series was made available for instant streaming on Netflix due to "Wormhole" being moved three episode spots earlier in order to put the two ''[[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Dino Thunder]]'' team-up episodes consecutively. The only part of it that's really noticeable though is with Morgana being back to Mora (Gruumm rewarding her by changing her back occurs in one of the three episodes originally aired between the team-ups).
* AndTheAdventureContinues
* AnticlimacticParent: Boom's parents in, well, "Boom"
* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: Apparently, Sirius is a ''planet'' now. Of course, they could have meant a planet in the Sirius system, as some planets are named "[Star name] [Distance from star]" so the third planet from Sirius would be Sirius 3, but... nothing of the sort is ever stated onscreen. It also happens with Alpha Centauri.
* AsYouKnow: Used in "A-Bridged" when Bridge tells Kat a fact (relevant to his investigation) about humans breathing oxygen and plants breathing carbon dioxide. Lampshaded when Kat's reaction is "Duh. Second-grade science." and justified because, well, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} it's Bridge]].
* AscendedFanboy: Subverted; it's the season where morphers were handed out like candy (even Dr. Manx got a limited-use one!) and fanboy Boom ''still'' didn't get one.
-->'''Boom:''' I'd be psyched if I were Red Ranger!
-->'''Jack:''' You'd be psyched if you were ''Pink'' Ranger.
-->'''Boom:''' ''[beat]'' True.
** Played straight with Sam/Omega Ranger.
* AuthorAppeal: Writer/Director Greg Aronowitz loves dogs, hence the emphasis on Doggie Cruger and R.I.C. He also had two bulldogs as a child, hence why Bridge mentions his childhood pet bulldog in "Shadow".
* BadGuyBar: Piggy's.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Broodwing, believe it or not, wears a ''tie''.
* BallOfLightTransformation: Sam/SPD Omega Ranger can turn into a ball of light from time travel changing his body into light energy.
* BaseOnWheels: S.P.D. Command, though it only moves once (besides all its giant robot transformations).
* BatOutOfHell: Broodwing
* BeleagueredChildhoodFriend: Sky's friend Dru in "Idol".
* BetweenMyLegs: Shows up in a lot of battle scenes, for example, Syd in the episode "Walled".
* {{BFG}}: The SWAT Flier Cannon. As in, a cannon made out of ''zords''.
* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: S.P.D. Command has some problems when it comes to Zord storage. Usually the zords are seen in an underground hangar and the building opens a hatch to send them out; this is acceptable. But a few times the ''entire thing'' opens up and the zords are shown taking up the whole interior! And just to add to the confusion, the SWAT Fliers ''also'' have bays taking up most of the base interior, including places where the regular zords were shown to go.
** It's explained later that there's a secret underground Zord bay beneath the Delta Command Base, so presumably only one set of Zords is kept in the base itself at any given time. [[spoiler:This likely explains how Bridge ''knew'' said secret underground Zord bay existed and Dr. Manx likely sent the SWAT flyers there.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Syd in "Zapped".
* BulletCatch: Omega Ranger. [[{{Bowdlerized}} Except they were]] [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms laser]] [[SpecialEffectFailure pellets.]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Bridge
* ButtMonkey: Broodwing, to Gruumm and Mora. One wonders why he feels the need to antagonize the guy selling them, well, everything.
* TheCameo: Shades of [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace the Onyx]] [[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy Tavern]], many of Piggy's guests are monsters from past incarnations of Power Rangers, as are a few civilian aliens. There's also an Aquitian S.P.D. officer.
* CanonImmigrant: Jack's Battlizer appears in ''[[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Magiranger]] vs Dekaranger''. This is the first (and thus far only) appearance of an American power-up appearing in Sentai.
* CatGirl: Kat Manx.
* ChillyReception: Sky was ''not'' happy when Jack became the Red Ranger.
* ClipShow: "Insomnia".
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Bridge, [[IncrediblyLamePun a space cadet who is a literal Space Cadet.]]
* CluelessAesop: There was an anti-racism episode using discrimination against a RobotGirl as a metaphor. What's the problem? The fact that in the previous episode, she had done ''pretty much everything one possibly can'' to look suspicious, and put S.P.D. (and by extension, pretty much everything else) in serious danger by not telling anyone that it was her the bad guys wanted. So then we spend an episode where ''every single conversation or scene'' must have at least one line of {{Anvilicious}} hammering-in of the whole "We're racist bastards who distrusted her because she was a robot!" thing despite ''nothing of the sort'' having happened.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Subtly {{lampshaded}} in the final scene. Jack has left the squad and Sky and Bridge have been promoted to Red and Blue Rangers, respectively. When the Rangers visit Jack and Ally, Sky and Bridge donate handfuls of ''blue'' and ''green'' clothes.
* CompressedVice: Many of the early focus episodes were less "focus on this character" and more "this character acts as we've never seen them behave before as everyone acts like it's normal, and then 'learns a lesson' about said out-of-nowhere flaw." It tapers off as the season goes on, thankfully. In general, an S.P.D. focus episode is much better for getting to know the character ''nearest'' the one being focused on, rather than the one whose sanity is taking the week off (for example, "Buttery" comes from a Syd episode, not a Bridge episode).
** The team as a whole gets one featuring [[DrillSergeantNasty Sergeant Silverback]].
* ConsultingAConvictedKiller: Sky's questioning of Mirloc in "Reflection Part 1". It doesn't go well, as [[spoiler:Mirloc manipulates Sky and escapes.]]
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: When interrogating one perp in "Zapped", the alien finally cracked after being exposed to Bridge's {{Talkative Loon}}iness and Syd's hit single ''Me''. And it was ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious]]''.
* DangerTakesABackseat: Played with in "Reflection". While hunting for the escaped criminal, Mirloc, Bridge and Z spot him in the rear view mirror of their jeep and turn around to face him in the back seat, except he's not there. Mirloc reminds them that his the power is to travel through reflective surfaces so he's only appearing to them through the mirror.
* DemotedToExtra: Sam the Omega Ranger was demoted compared to his counterpart [=DekaBreak=] from the source material. Disney forced a FakeShemp situation that the writers didn't want to deal with, and they wouldn't have included Omega Ranger at all if they weren't stuck with so much [=DekaBreak=] StockFootage.
* DevelopmentGag: "Abandoned" ends with a friendly alien saying "Maybe I'll go to New Zealand. No one will ever find me there!"
** Piggy gets teleported there in another episode.
* DisneyVillainDeath: In the finale as Gruumm rejects Cruger's attempt to SaveTheVillain. Subverted when [[PostClimaxConfrontation he shows up in the aftermath to pick one last fight]].
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: In "Dogged", Kruger tells Syd that RIC's technology is practically obsolete, and that he will soon have to be deactivated, using the same tones one would use when talking of an old dog that will soon have to be put to sleep.
* DoubleAgent: Piggy is a ''triple'' agent who was supplying Emperor Gruumm, Broodwing ''and'' the Rangers with information.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Sergeant Silverback
* DrunkWithPower: Jack in "Confronted", as he realizes he can boss the others around.
* DubNameChange: A rare aversion in that Doggie might just have the most similar name to a Ranger's ''Sentai'' counterpart ever (who knows why's that). The only differences between him and ''Dekaranger''[='s=] Doggie (scales aside) are that ''SPD''[='s=] is Anubis "Doggie" Cruger, and ''Dekaranger''[='s=] is Doggie "Boss" '''K'''ruger.
* EvilDetectingDog: In "Recognition", RIC's the one who catches on to Sky's and Wootox's body swap.
* {{Expy}}: A few of the Rangers seem to be throwbacks to their counterparts in earlier seasons, with laid-back but battle-serious Red Rangers (Jack and [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo T.J.]]) serious, by-the-books Blue Rangers (Sky and [[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy Kai]]), ValleyGirl Pink Rangers (Syd and [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Kim]]), and quirky, psychic Green Rangers (Bridge and [[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Trip]].)
** Perky brunette Z is reminiscent of nearly every female Yellow Ranger.
** Sergeant Silverback IS RLeeErmey, just as an anthropomorphized gorilla with a robot bulldog.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:The A-Squad]].
* FakeShemp: As noted in the intro, Sam as the Omega Ranger.
** Tommy in the second ''S.P.D.'' and ''Dino Thunder'' team-up "Wormhole", where he never demorphs and was voiced by Jeffrey Parazzo, who plays Trent. This got backlash from many fans, as Jeffrey's imitation was so off it was fairly obvious it wasn't really Jason.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Gruumm, after Cruger broke one horn in the Battle of Sirius. At least until the finale...
-->'''Cruger:''' Now they match!
* FlungClothing: Part of Cruger's TransformationSequence.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: at the end of an episode, the Rangers gave a bicycle as a gift to a kid they befriended. [[spoiler:A nod to the fact that the kid, Sam, will be the SixthRanger, whose personal HumongousMecha is a motorcycle.]]
* FreakyFridayFlip: Sky and Wootox in "Recognition"
* FunWithAcronyms: In the "Wired" two-parter, the monster's looking for a Series One Processor/Hyper-Intelligent Encryptor. The Rangers realize too late he means expelled cadet Sophie.
* TheFuture
* GenericCopBadges
* GenreSavvy: In the finale, after Broodwing has taken over the Delta Base and destroyed the Delta Squad Megazord, Bridge guesses that the SWAT Fliers were moved from the base to the secret underground zord bay. Because doesn't ''every'' base have a secret underground zord bay?
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Syd has a stuffed elephant named "Peanuts" that shes had since she was five, and still does close to twenty years later. Used to characterize her pampered upbringing.
* GiveMeASign: In the finale, Piggy's guilty over betraying the Rangers and shouts this. His food cart is promptly struck by lightning, sent careening down a hill, and explodes.
* GovernmentAgencyOfFiction / HeroesRUs: S.P.D.
* TheGunslinger: Jack and the Delta Squad Megazord
* HannibalLecture: used on Sky in "Reflection"
* HesBack: Cruger in "Shadow"
* HoldingOutForAHero: How the Rangers react in "Abandoned" to Cruger becoming a SixthRanger in the previous episode.
** HelpingWouldBeKillstealing: How Cruger retaliates.
* HotScientist: Dr. Kat Manx.
* HourOfPower: Kat's emergency morpher only has an hour of charge.
* IAlwaysWantedToSayThat: Syd gets to say "You do the crime, you do the time!" in the premiere.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: as Bruce Kalish's first season, every title had only one word.
* InformedAbility: The [=MOTWs=] and their rap sheets; it gets kind of ridiculous as the season wears on, as bad guys with increasingly over-the-top histories of destroying fifty more planets than the last guy show about as much badassitude as... well, your average monster-of-the-week. Especially when the earlier ones were more reasonable, making WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief easier. Benaag destroyed nine planets, including Doggie's, with ''massive armies'' as part of Gruumm's empire, it made him the believable, hateable war criminal villain of a dark arc. When ''every total loser bad guy'' has destroyed a thousand you just said "yeah, whatever."
** This was presumably done for pragmatic reasons. A lot of crimes committed by the bad guys in Dekaranger probably wouldn't fly for a Disney program, so they had to resort to blowing up planets, and then just escalating how many were destroyed.
** Also, Gruumm's empire doesn't seem very... existent. All of his soldiers appear to be the robot grunts that Broodwing will sell to ''anyone.'' Monsters of the week don't even work for him, they're criminals who were ''already'' doing their thing, hired by him to ''keep'' doing it, for him now. Often, it results in a ten-second scene on Gruumm's ship that could be skipped and you wouldn't notice. He very rarely thinks of a plan himself, and even his ''ongoing'' scheme turns out to be at the bidding of another. However, count on the characters to talk about him as if he's badder than ten Emperor Palpatines.
* InformedJudaism: Bridge
* InsultBackfire: When Piggy wins the lottery in "Shadow", he's able to pay back his debt to Broodwing (with an extra $1000 to get his fishbowl winterized).
--> Broodwing: You may be a millionaire, but you're still the same disgusting, filthy, wretched piece of worthless ''garbage'' to me!
--> Piggy (earnestly): Thank you! It's nice to know money hasn't changed me.
** And later in the same episode:
--> Syd: This place is a roach-infested germ farm.
--> Piggy: Thanks. I've done my best.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Piggy.
* JudgeJuryAndExecutioner: Weakly handwaved by saying the judgment scanners are infallible. But at least they only capture criminals instead of passing death sentences like ''Dekaranger'' did.
* LampshadeHanging: In "Missing", Piggy comments how distressing it is how he never sees Sam demorphed.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: The Dino Rangers had their memory wiped after both teamups. In "Wormhole", Cruger hit the SPD Rangers with it as well - himself included.
* LastEpisodeNewCharacter: Nova Ranger
* LastOfHisKind: Cruger
** [[spoiler: ThereIsAnother: his wife, Isinia]]
* LastVillainStand: [[spoiler:After the rest of his forces are beaten and Omni has fallen, Gruumm bursts from the rubble and challenges Doggie to one final duel.]]
* MagicFeather: In "Samurai", Jack makes the classic mistake of thinking the power's in the sword (Cruger's Shadow Saber) and not the swordsman.
* ManChild: Morgana. She doesn't show it much in this form, but keep in mind she made a deal with Gruumm in order to stay an ''actual'' child.
* MeaningfulName: Sky the Blue Ranger with the flying zord, for one. Also, "Doggie"'s real name is Anubis. Plus all of the other alien SPD members: felines Kat Manx and Dr. Felix, simian DrillSergeantNasty Sgt. Silverback, and avian Fowler Birdie.
** Sky's name borders on FridgeBrilliance (and almost strays into TheDanza territory, even if it's not the literal definition of the trope): [[spoiler: His actor's name is Chris Violette. ''Violette'' is French for "purple". Purple is a combination of blue and red. Sky wants nothing more than to be a Red Ranger like his father. He is eventually promoted to Red Ranger. Blue + Red = Purple --> Violette.]]
** And Boom, who gets blown up a lot.
** Sirius is the name of Cruger's home planet. Sirius is sometimes known as the dog star.
* MessyPig: Piggy - he's not porcine, really, but he did get the name for a reason.
* MindScrewdriver: A ''lot'' of the things that were poorly handled by the series were explained in interviews.
* MilitaryBrat: Sky
* MinorInjuryOverreaction: Cruger hates Gruumm for razing his planet and taking his wife. Gruumm hates Cruger for... cutting off one of his horns.
* MysteriousProtector: Omega Ranger, at first
* MythologyGag: The A-Squad wears modified ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'' helmets, while Sky's dad is shown to have worn an ''unmodified [[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Time Force]]'' suit (okay, they stuck an S.P.D. logo on it). For the ''SuperSentai'' fans, occasional pictures of pre-PR teams appear in place of the picture of Sky and his dad on his desk. Blue Senturion from ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'' shows up as a video game character (fighting a MonsterOfTheWeek from ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'', no less.)
** Doggie apparently owns Andros' cloak and Spiral Saber now (and fans were ''not amused'' at what they thought to be the return of Andros proving to be Doggie cosplaying him for no discernible reason. Kalish says that the Spiral Saber wasn't the original prop, but an identical one.) Also, Z's necklace is the same style Z as Lord Zedd's staff.
** On the note of Andros, one of the criminals escapes from a penal colony belonging to KO-35, Andros' home planet.
** The Time Force suit caused even more of a stir than Andros' cloak and weapon, as when the flashback aired, people naturally assumed that meant Wes Collins was Sky's father, and that S.P.D. was an early iteration of Time Force. While that was never discussed, Jason Faunt himself disapproved of the use of the suit, as he felt the fans would make the obvious assumption, and be subsequently confused when they realized it wasn't him... which is precisely what happened.
** Broodwing acquires the Dino Gems on Onyx - a planet featured on ''[[Series/PowerRangersInSpace in Space]]'' and ''[[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy Lost Galaxy]]''.
* NewNeoCity: Newtech City
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Sergeant Silverback is a wannabe R. Lee Ermey.
** Don't forget the Paris Hilton clone in "A-Bridged", complete with pet dog.
* NonIndicativeTitle: For a show called Power Rangers: '''Space Patrol''' Delta, they sure don't spend much time patrolling space...
* NoOntologicalInertia: The episode "Dogged" features a monster who turns people into green slime. After he is captured all of his victims turn back into people.
* NonLethalKO: Unlike most Rangers, SPD can't just [[NeverSayDie destroy]] every evil alien they fight. While ''Dekaranger'' just went ahead after getting legal clearance, ''Power Rangers'' changed it so villains were ''captured'' in a giant explosion.
** SetSwordsToStun: Even Cruger's Shadow Saber merely captures the perps.
* NotListeningToMeAreYou: Cruger in "Insomnia":
-->'''Kat:''' Still no word on A-Squad, and...and the Rangers have asked to wear clown suits while on patrol. I've approved them.
-->'''Cruger:''' Fine.
* ObviousTrap: In "Shadow", when General Benag sends a message that he has Kat, she warns Cruger that it's a trap. Gruumm then comes on saying that ''heck'' yeah, it's a trap, but SPD's not going to abandon her, are they?
** TrapIsTheOnlyOption: Because, as noted, Kat's life was on the line. Also discussed when A-Squad challenges them in the finale; the Rangers comment that it's likely a trap, but it's also noted that ignoring the challenge and doing nothing may also be a trap.
* [[{{Ojou}} The Ojou]]: Syd
* OneLetterName: "Z" (short for "Elizabeth")
* OneLinerEcho: in the "Wormhole" teamup: "No one gets inside our circle!"
* OneSidedArmWrestling: Done by Sam
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Although it's not as bad in this season since much of the talent was brought in from Canada, there are still a few instances -- Bridge is the most likely one to suddenly slip in and out of a Canadian accent. Mora and Morgana are NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent.
* OutOfFocus: As stated, Sam thanks to the awkwardness of {{Fake Shemp}}ing.
* PaletteSwap: MakeMyMonsterGrow mostly took the year off, in favor of each [[MonsterOfTheWeek alien criminal of the week]] having his or her own HumongousMecha. While the monster suits each looked original, the mecha started to repeat themselves, with minor details, and yes, colors, changed. (A few times, there wasn't even a repaint!)) ''Two'' once-used monster suits per week was just not gonna happen.
* TheParagonAlwaysRebels: The entire A-Squad when they do their FaceHeelTurn and become the season's PsychoRangers.
* ThePeterPrinciple: Kat's promotion in "Katastrophe", where she's informed she's going from hands-on research to managing teams to do it for her. They even seem to have copied the "You won't have to get your hands dirty."/"But I ''like'' getting my hands dirty." exchange from when Damon faced this in ''Lost Galaxy''.
* PhantomZonePicture: The criminals trapped in cards
* PlotRelevantAgeUp: Mora becoming Morgana. Turns out it's just reversing a previous Plot Relevant Age ''Down''.
* PluckyComicRelief: Boom
* PostClimaxConfrontation: The Rangers are celebrating their victory in the finale when Gruum comes back to challenge Cruger one last time.
* PreMortemOneLiner: Twice in the finale by Doggie.
** First, after effortlessly cutting through Mora's monsters (taken from her picture book), she asks "What can you do to me? I'm just a kid!" His response prior to confining her: "Use your imagination."
** Then, after having Gruumm at his mercy, he raises his sword to finish him... and then cuts off Gruumm's remaining horn, saying "Now they match!" prior to confining him.
* PutOnABus: Gruumm, a villain who was not in its parent SuperSentai series, stepped aside to work on the project he'd spent most of the season acquiring materials for. This allowed cheaper-because-his-appearances-are-mostly-stock-footage villain Broodwing to be sole BigBad for a significant number of episodes. Gruumm swept back in just in time for the GrandFinale.
* PuttingOnMyThinkingCap: Bridge does headstands, like [[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger Sen-chan]] did.
* RankUp: Happens once in the premiere, once in the finale, and once offscreen between ''SPD'' and ''Operation Overdrive''.
* QuicklyDemotedLeader: Sky
** TheResenter
* TheRashomon: Done very poorly in the episode "Perspective", with the same three minutes of StockFootage shown six times with the ADR changed, the changes limited almost entirely to the name of the character everyone else was praising.
* TheRat: Piggy
* RecruitingTheCriminal: Cruger drafting Jack and Z.
* RecursiveImport: This show is now being dubbed in Japanese (And the 1st Disney-era PR to be dubbed in that language) -- the last case of this was ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue''. The Dekaranger cast will mostly dub their Western counterparts, save for Kat Manx, who will be voiced by Creator/RieTanaka.
* RedOniBlueOni: Jack and Sky. Even their ranger colors match.
* RefusalOfTheCall: Jack
* {{Retcon}}: The ''DisneyAdventures'' comic writers changed A-Squad from NotBrainwashed to BrainwashedAndCrazy.
* RobotDog: R.I.C., the Robotic Interactive Canine.
* RousingSpeech: Boom in the finale
* RunningGag: Whenever Piggy's [[BadGuyBar restaurant]] has attracted a big lunchtime crowd, the Rangers always show up and drive off the clientele by asking Piggy questions about alien criminal activity.
** Which might actually be counter-productive for the Rangers, because (paraphrasing Piggy), his customers aren't causing any trouble... at least, not while they're eating.
* SaltAndPepper: Jack and Sky
* [[spoiler: SamusIsAGirl]]: A-Squad leader Charlie. One guy on the Rangerboard forums guessed ahead of time, leading to an rather infamous case of IKnewIt: during Charlie's first pieces of dialogue, [[spoiler: the voice was heavily distorted to make it appear male.]] The forum poster--[[ShownTheirWork who had a history of working with sound and sound manipulation]]--recognized some telltale signs that [[spoiler: it was a female changed to a male]] and voiced his theory. He was immediately shouted down, mainly because [[spoiler: there has never been a female Red Ranger in the history of the franchise.]] Thirty episodes later, Charlie is revealed to be [[spoiler: a girl]] and the forum poster pens a meaningful discourse entitled, "''[[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch I WAS RIGHT, BITCHES.]]''" Complete with flashing gifs and mockery of the people who thought he was wrong. He even got the phrase and a screencap of TheReveal printed on a t-shirt and ''got the cast members of S.P.D. to sign it''. Hey, he deserved it.
* SceneryCensor: Non-naughty variant with Matt Austin (Bridge), who always wore gloves to cover a hand tattoo (justified in-universe; it's implied that Bridge focuses his psychic power through his hands and wears the gloves as a PowerLimiter).
* SealedEvilInACan: Most of the individual monsters and main villains fit this trope, being alien criminals. They are trapped inside special cards when defeated.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: Cruger does this in the first episode, asking Sky his opinion on Bridge and Syd - his answer is the very thing that lands him in the Blue suit.
** Receives a CallBack in the finale, when Cruger asks Sky if he would follow Syd into battle, and Sky responds that he'd trust anyone Cruger chose.
* SeriesContinuityError: Mostly in terms of naming. First, there's the true final enemy's name. First Gruumm talks to "The Magnificence". Then the creature called The Magnificence is being called Omni as if he had been all along, and "The Magnificence" is something else (the body for Omni, which many of the crimes were about completing, as it turns out near the end). Then the ''whole shebang'' is being called Omni.
** Also, "Troobian" refers to Gruumm's empire... but said "empire" seems to consist only of two or three guys of different races, and zillions of robots Broody sells to anyone who can pay. It is later used to mean "only" the robots, whether used by Gruumm-affiliated baddies or not. By the end, fans were ''still'' saying "and just what ''is'' a Troobian, anyway?"
** And then there are a few instances of events or terms that happened in ''Deka'' but not ''S.P.D.'' being referred to as if they had. The online fandom got it, and may or may not have appreciated the moments as {{Shout Out}}s, but the kids were probably quite confused when [[FreakyFridayFlip Sky-as-the-criminal]] worried that he'd be "deleted on sight."
** [[spoiler: Isinia, Isinia, Isinia]]... what can be said about you? After an entire season of having it drilled into our heads that Doggie is TheLastOfHisKind, learning that [[spoiler: ThereIsAnother]] with no warning at the end suddenly throws open the question of whether more Sirians survived as Troobian slaves. Even worse, we learn that [[spoiler: she]] is a captive of Omni, ''not'' Gruumm, as would be expected, considering the rivalry Grumm and Doggie had that was equally drilled into our heads.
** "Wormhole" doesn't precisely fit into the timeline. It's ''mostly'' OK, but involves Mora instead of Morgana, and after Mora returns in the final episodes she's almost immediately [[spoiler:brainwashed by Omni]]. It may be possible to cram it in between the final scenes of "Badge".
* ShoutOut:
** The "Reflection" two-parter. An investigator (Sky) seeking data on a criminal from another criminal (Mirloc) who torments him psychologically. SilenceOfTheLambs much?
** To ''Film/LethalWeapon'' in "Sam Pt. 2".
--> '''Z''': I'm getting too old for this!
* SigilSpam: Your sigil is overused when you start sticking it on shovels and ''trash cans''. The worst offender is probably Syd's CD player, which has the logo in ''three'' places.
* SpacePolice
* [[spoiler: SparedByTheAdaptation: All of the enemies from Dekaranger. Instead of being [[NeverSayDie deleted]] if they were found guilty, they were stuck in containment cards.]]
* SpoiledBrat: Mora
* SpoiledSweet: Syd
* StrangeSalute
* SuperCop
* SupportingProtagonist: Jack may be the Red Ranger, but the story is really about Sky.
* SurvivorGuilt: Cruger
* TheTag
* TimeTravelTenseTrouble: At the end of the second ''S.P.D.''/''Dino Thunder'' team-up "Wormhole", when Bridge says this line: "I really wish I could stay. I was born last week, and I could meet myself and become my own best friend. ''({{Beat}})'' Wait. What if I met myself and didn't like me?"
* ToTheBatpole: [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace The jump tubes]] have returned. If you want a literal pole, though, you'll have to wait 'til ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive''.
* ToiletHumor: Anything and everything involving Piggy. "Dogged" also has RIC's faulty programming involve "peeing" coolant on Cruger.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Z and Syd.
* TomboyishName: All the girls: Z, Syd, and [[spoiler: Charlie]].
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Bridge and "buttery" ''(wiggles fingers)'' toast
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Aired in 2005, set in 2025.
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: In "Dismissed", when Supreme Commander Birdie visits Earth.
* UnderwearOfPower: A much-mocked part of the Battlizer. [[FanNickname Battle Thong!]]
* UnnecessaryCombatRoll: Bridge in a couple episodes. Often {{Lampshaded}} as the others wonder what in the world he's doing, especially when he goes into a roll when there's no enemies around them yet.
** After which he immediately breaks into a [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus Silly Walk]].
* UnwinnableTrainingSimulation
* VerbalTic: Played with; while Bridge has no problem talking about what kind of toast he likes, one episode shows that he is in fact physically unable to say it without wiggling his fingers.
** [[GotMeDoingIt It's infectious too]].
* WalkingWasteland: Gruumm's visit to Earth in "Shadow" involved this.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Sky
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In "Impact" an evil alien was pretending to be an astronomer called Professor Cerebros. Whatever happened to the real Cerebros is never addressed.
* WhatTheHellHero: Jack gives one to Sky after [[spoiler: Mirloc escapes and Sky says he should be demoted for it:]]
-->'''Jack''': You told me that your father fought to the end. And now you want to quit just because you messed up once? I guess you're not like your father after all.
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Z asks this about Devastation in the "Messenger" two-parter.
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim[=/=]TransformationIsAFreeAction: Averted in the finale. A-Squad Rangers morph first, but don't wait for B-Squad Rangers to do so, instead they just shoot at them during their morphing sequence. Unfortunately, it does nothing other than make them look cool.
** ATeamFiring, [[JustForPun maybe?]]
** The Containment Mode added to the SPD Morphers is demonstrated in on Boom in episode one. It's an instantaneous, non-lethal, painless method of neutralizing and transporting suspect individuals. This would be a miraculous time-saving law enforcement miracle, but the Rangers still attack criminals they catch red-handed with explosive high-powered lasers and giant robots before using it.
* WildCard: Piggy
* WithOurSwordsScene: In "Reflection", Jack loans Sky the Red Ranger morpher for his fight with his father's killer
* XMeetsY: Piggy was pitched as "what would happen if a monkey had sex with an artichoke."
* YouLookFamiliar: Kelson Henderson, who appeared as a one-shot character in ''Dino Thunder'', gets a regular role as not-quite-AscendedFanboy Boom. You'll be seeing him in every series for a while.
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