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->''"Wild Access!"''
-->--'''[[ByThePowerOfGreyskull Morphing call]]''', ''Power Rangers Wild Force''

10th anniversary season of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', based on ''Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger''. Pollution is destroying the earth, and thus destroying the seals on the Orgs. Naturally, they're coming back to take revenge and destroy humanity. Luckily, the pollution also disturbed the rest of Princess Shayla, and she has brought the Animarium to rest above the [[WordOfGod Colorado]] town of Turtle Cove. She has zords and morphers; she just needs to find the owners of their corresponding animal crystals...

Meanwhile, Cole Evans is an orphan who found his way to South America. He's not sure how, but when he came of age, the natives who took him in explained this to him and sent him on a journey back to the U.S. to learn more about himself... and giving him the Lion crystal he was found with. He meets the other four Rangers in short order, and becomes their new leader, the Red Ranger. Along the way, he learns the story of how he ended up as an orphan, [[ItsPersonal and his fight becomes very personal]].

The first season produced after the {{Disney}} buyout, ''Wild Force'' was a transitional season; the first half was aired on FoxKids, while the second half aired on ABC Kids. Some dislike it for its lack of originality, being largely a clone of ''Gaoranger'' (some episodes are near {{shot for shot remake}}s); the teamup episodes are pretty much the only cool bits that weren't ''Gaoranger'' footage. This ''apparently'' stems from director and AscendedFanboy Johnathan Tzachor being a bit of a PrimaDonnaDirector and hiring Japanese directors who worked on the original ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' shows... [[EloquentInMyNativeTongue few of which spoke a word of English]]. What draws fans to it is mostly the technical aspects--beneath the surface is a dark story of murder and war, and also, it has ''lots'' more giant robots than usual - not only that, but the individual Wild Zords are viewed by fans as being some of the coolest-looking animal mecha in the series due to their streamlined and almost naturalistic proportions. The other thing ''Wild Force'' is notable for is not one, but ''two'' excellent [[ReunionShow team-up]] specials.

The first one, "Reinforcements From the Future", is the traditional "Bring back last year's cast, just for kicks" episode. It's widely considered as one of the best team-up episodes in the franchise, as it doesn't just bring everyone back for a rock 'em, sock 'em battle with complete strangers -- there was a serious effort towards closure of dangling plot threads of ''[[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Time Force]]'' and to get as much cross-series character interaction in as possible. This included expanding on Ransik's backstory, reuniting [[OfficialCouple Wes and Jen]] after their [[StarCrossedLovers heartbreaking split]] and flirtatious behavior between the ''Wild Force'' [[TheLancer Lancer]] and the ''Time Force'' SixthRanger. Also notable is that it was made with ''completely original'' footage; there was no ''Gaoranger vs. [[Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger Timeranger]]'' to copy from.

The second was a [[MilestoneCelebration 10th anniversary]] special where Cole was recruited for a special mission with Red Rangers in every prior incarnation (Missing one Red Ranger, Rocky, who shared the ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' costume with Jason. They put in the red-colored SixthRanger from ''Time Force'', Eric, to make up for it). "Forever Red" is a popular episode and a shining example of non-sexual {{fanservice}}. External issues ended up shortening the team-up from a two-parter into a very swift standalone. In addition, the very nature of bringing in past characters and Ranger powers brought in many continuity issues as some powers were destroyed and villain neutralized (Bringing these issues up are a FlameBait topic on many forums).

In spite of the well received team-ups, ''Wild Force'' is generally considered one of the least popular seasons due to a Red Ranger perceived as TheScrappy being the main character and the extremely heavy-handed GreenAesop, not to mention some rather poor acting overall - plus, it was following the much beloved and better-acted ''[[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Time Force]]''. Animus being a massive jerk for some time didn't really help, either.

Succeeded by ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm''.

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

* ActionGirl: Taylor, who used to be in the Air Force, and Alyssa, whose father runs a dojo.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: The Orgs.
* AnimalMotifs:
** KingOfBeasts: Cole.
** BigBadassBirdOfPrey: Taylor (Eagle), and Cole's SuperMode stuff (Falcon).
** ThreateningShark: Max.
** ALoadOfBull: Danny.
** PantheraAwesome: Alyssa (Tiger).
** NobleWolf: Merrick.
* BigBad: Master Org.
* BigGood: Animus.
* ChestInsignia: Team insignia on the belts, personal emblems over the heart.
* ChromeChampion: Lunar Wolf Ranger.
* ChillyReception: Taylor isn't fond of Cole.
* CityOfAdventure: Turtle Cove.
* TheDragon: CoDragons Jindrax and Toxica.
* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Cole
** TheLancer: Taylor (TheLeader pre-series, but since the Lion Zord's chosen Red Ranger is leader by default...)
** TheHeart: Max
** [[TheSmartGuy Smart]] [[TheChick Chick]]: Alyssa
** TheBigGuy: Danny
** SixthRanger: Merrick (AloofAlly when off the battlefield).
* GreatOffscreenWar: Animaria vs. the Orgs 3000 years ago.
* HomeBase: The Animarium.
* HumongousMecha:
** AnimalMecha: Besides the stuff in AnimalMotifs above:
*** BearsAreBadNews (both Polar Bear and Black Bear).
*** {{War Elephant|s}}
*** SeldomSeenSpecies (Giraffe)
*** EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys (Gorilla).
*** NeverSmileAtACrocodile (Alligator) and another ThreateningShark (Hammerhead).
*** RhinoRampage and his SeldomSeenSpecies Armadillo partner.
*** TheMarvelousDeer
** CombiningMecha: Well, it ''is Power Rangers''. But ''this'' series has a simple, uniform combination scheme that allows for about five seasons' worth of combos. Some become arms, some become waist-and-legs, some become head-and-torsos, and any arms Zord can attach to any head and torso Zord, which can attach to any legs Zord. (Exceptions: Alligator's so big it covers head-and-torso ''and'' legs; Elephant is a set of weapons rather than a body part; Eagle is pretty much decoration and frames the lion head or wraps around the waist of a legs Zord). One episode is devoted to an UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny between the various Megazords and their nigh-infinite modes.
** FirstChurchOfMecha: Animus, and can be extended to the lesser zords as well.
** LeaderFormsTheHead: All three zords that form Megazord torsos (Lion, Gorilla, and Falcon) belong to Cole, and there's one formation where the Falcon is the torso and the Lion becomes the legs. Averted with Merrick's Predazord, where the Wolf only makes an arm.
** MechaExpansionPack: The first season to take it to ridiculous levels (even by ''Power Rangers'' standards).
*** The show actually showed some restraint. According to ''Gaoranger'' canon, there are ''one hundred'' potential combining Zords. Only thirty or so actually have what they turn into written out, and that includes the ones seen on the show. However, it's still an impressive number: if sticking to what the show tells, three Zords per Ranger plus five Animus components make 23 Zords - a record.
** MetaMecha: The Soul Bird rides in the other megazords as an alternate cockpit.
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: Accomplished with magic beans that Toxica shoots from her staff.
* TheMentor: Princess Shayla.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Called "orgs". Some sort of evil spirit or demon, all of which sport twin horns, save the higher ranking "duke orgs" which sport only one.
* {{Mooks}}: Putrids.
* NeverSayDie: a really screwy example happens when discussing the fate of Cole's parents - just read the article.
* PrecursorHeroes: The ancient Animarian warriors.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: a RaisedByNatives NatureHero, a BrattyHalfPint semi-pro bowler, a florist, a college student, and an Air Force pilot.
* RecycledINSPACE: Power Rangers [[foldercontrol]]

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* RookieRedRanger: Cole. Again, the Lion Zord's chosen Ranger is leader by default...even if he just arrived this morning and is clueless.
* ShesAManInJapan: For the ''fifth'' (and so far last) time in ''PR'' history (this being the fourth consecutive season of a male Yellow Sentai Ranger turning into a female Yellow Ranger, to boot): Taylor occupying Gaku's ([=GaoYellow=]) spot.
* {{Thememobile}}[=/=]CoolBike: The Savage Cycles and Cole's Wild Force Rider
* WeaponOfChoice:
** KnifeNut: Crystal Sabers.
** PowerFist: Cole's Lion Fang.
*** HandCannon: Lion Blaster.
** AutomaticCrossbows: Cole's Falcon Summoner.
** CoolSword: Taylor's Eagle Sword and Max's Sword of Pardolis.
** DeadlyDisc: Taylor's Armadillo Puck (kind of thick for a disc, but close enough).
** DualTonfas: closest match for Max's Shark Fighting Fins.
** AnAxeToGrind: Danny's Bison Ax.
** HandCannon: Danny's Rhino Shooter.
** MagicWand-sized SimpleStaff: Alyssa's Tiger Baton.
** ImprobableWeaponUser: Alyssa's Deer Clutcher (a set of pincers) and Cole's Falconator (I'm not even sure what it is, though it could be a sort of crossbow, depending on how you take it).
*** Combined with SwissArmyWeapon: Merrick's Lunar Cue (a sword/blaster/pool cue).
* WordPower:
** ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Wild Access!"
** CallingYourAttacks: Due to sticking to Sentai more than usual. Most series have the Rangers name the weapon they're using, but Wild Force feels almost like Digimon when the Rangers are using their Zords. "[Name of formation here] Saber!" is abandoned in favor of things like "Predator Wave", "Pachyderm Crusher", "Revolver Phantom", "Isis Stare", and "Wings of Animaria". [[TropesAreNotBad Not that that's a bad thing]].
** {{Invocation}}:
-->"Blazing Lion!"\\
"Noble Tiger!"\\
"Iron Bison!"\\
"Surging Shark!"\\
"Soaring Eagle!"\\
"Howling Wolf!"\\
"Guardians of the Earth, united... we ROAR! Power Rangers Wild Force!"

!!This subseries contains examples of:

* AmbiguousSyntax / ExactWords: While giving the backstory of the Animarium, Princess Shayla refers to the five ancient warriors who fought in the battle of Animaria to defend her and says that she escaped with her protector during the fight. The flashback shows that there are indeed [[ForeShadowing six warriors]] but, from the way she recounts the story to the Rangers, it sounds like she's referring to "The five ancient warriors, one of whom was my protector," as opposed to, "The five ancient warriors, in addition to my protector."
* ArbitrarySkepticism: They assume Max got hurt because he was scared, while Max claims it was because an Org was there.
* ArtifactOfDoom: The Mask of Zen-Aku.
* [[AirplaneArms Beast Run]]
* BashBrothers: Some of the zords work in pairs, specifically the Black Bear and Polar Bear and the Rhino and Armadillo.
* BecomingTheMask: Originally, the Master Org the rangers had been fighting turned out to be a human who was once friends with Cole's parents. However, after being abandoned by the Orgs when they realized he wasn't their real master, his transformation continued and he actually became an Org. By the end, he's talking about three thousand years ago as if it's yesterday, despite everyone knowing who he is now.
** It's implied that the reason he became an actual Org was because the original Master Org was influencing him to the point where the two of them became one and the same.
** Also, [[spoiler: Merrick becoming Zen-Aku]].
* BigDamnHeroes: In the two-part finale, [[StatusQuoIsGod as per routine]].
* ButNowIMustGo: Shayla at the finale.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "NEVER GIVE UP!"
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Shayla, who has a tendency to let her mind wander into Merrick's eyes, even when her Rangers are in mortal danger. She can also be very childlike at times.
* CombinedEnergyAttack: [[spoiler:The final defeat of Master Org came from ''every'' animal spirit they had found and others they had yet to find combining their power in an energy beam beat down.]]
* ConspicuousCGI: This is where CGI zords make their debut in the series.
* ContinuityNod: Since Cole already met Wes and Eric in the usual team-up, they greet each other like old friends. Also, the Ranger who recruits Cole is Carter Grayson, the Ranger ''Wes'' met in ''his'' usual team-up episode, implying Wes is the one who told Carter where to find Cole.
* ContinuitySnarl: The only thing that people don't like about "Forever Red" is the continuity problems that result from it, mostly of the account of the Machine Empire's defeat not lining up with the events of Zeo or Space at all. "Where did the powers come from", though, is more of fans not doing the research. Nothing was ''ever'' shown happening to the Zeo Crystal and a big question in Turbo was "where'd ''all'' the Zeo stuff go?" Though the Turbo Powers were destroyed alongside the Power Chamber, "True Blue to the Rescue" reveals that Storm Blaster was able to provide Justin with a spare morpher, so Lightning Cruiser was obviously able to do the same for TJ. Adam was able to use his Mastodon Power Coin in ''Space'', though it still had issues.
** WordOfGod provided an answer for the MMPR powers, Jason beat up a Dark Red Ranger (inspired by the comic) and stole that coin.
* {{Crossover}}: The highly lauded "Reinforcements From the Future", capped off with [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments a picnic and some Ranger bonding]].
** CrossoverShip: Taylor x Eric.
*** ShipperOnDeck: Wes, immediately.
--> '''Wes''': Just your type! \\
'''Eric''': Are you kidding me?
** CrisisCrossover: "Forever Red", where 9 Red Rangers and a red-colored Sixth team up to stop the Machine Empire from getting access to Serpentera, a zord [[EarthShatteringKaboom with the power to destroy an entire planet]].
* CycleOfRevenge: [[spoiler:Cole refuses to finish off Dr. Adler and ultimately forgives him to ''break'' this, realizing that Adler's desire for revenge was what turned him into what he ultimately became.]]
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: In a surprising display of intelligence, one episode has Toxica make a point of attacking Alyssa (who is by herself) before she can finish morphing.
* DarkerAndEdgier: While the acting makes most episodes much ''cornier'' than the PR baseline by far, uh, see DisneyDeath. "The Master's Last Stand" and the episodes hinting toward it can chill. Also, there's a MonsterOfTheWeek casually executing some construction workers, and while the Zords get better, Animus was in ''human child form'' during his onscreen death.
* {{Determinator}}: Early in the series the Red Lion Zord becomes critically injured because it's not strong enough to maintain the Megazord while the Bear Zords are attached, but it still insists on fighting, even after the Megazord splits up.
* DisneyDeath: Ironic case--the show was the last ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' on Fox and the first on Disney. When it was on Fox, Cole's parents are shown to be rather nightmarishly invaded by vines--something that Fox only let the producers do because they were assured that it the parents would be shown as being still alive as the {{Brainwashed}} Jindrax and Toxica. When it wound up on Disney, that particular plot point was forgotten or ignored... resulting in a ''literal'' [[IncrediblyLamePun Disney]] [[KilledOffForReal Death]]. Many fans agree that this was for the best, as the deaths add a lot to the show and Cole's character that would have been lost without it.
** Played straight with the Wild Zords (Which makes it an awesome reversal of PR's usual NeverSayDie methods. Zords? They get better. Humans? Die horribly and permanently).
* DistressedDamsel: Shayla gets kidnapped three times throughout the series. In a very literal use of RuleOfThree, the ''fourth'' time an Org tries to kidnap her, she suddenly becomes a DamselOutOfDistress.
* DramaticNecklaceRemoval: Shayla wears a necklace given to her by Merrick which she uses to communicate with the Rangers. Master Org snatches it from around her neck near the end of the series.
* DubNameChange: Both played straight ''and'' {{averted}}. Notably, Animaria is pretty much similar to ''Gaoranger's'' Animalia, and many of the Orgs retain their original names (in fact, the term "Org" is directly taken from ''Gaoranger''). Also, the Wild Zords are sometimes called by their ''Sentai'' names, the Power Animals.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Princess Shayla.
* EvilAlbino: Master Org.
* {{Expy}}: Zen-Aku/[[spoiler:Merrick]] is pretty much a copy of Tommy from ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''. [[spoiler:Actually a good guy under an evil spell]], long hair, summons his zords via playing a tune on his flute/dagger, has a multi-episode arc devoted to his arrival and redemption in the middle of a bunch of stand-alone episodes, and is often late to the fight.
** Probably unintentional but Master Org is almost a carbon copy of [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Typhus]], [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Host Of The Destroyer Plague]] except the deaths caused by him are alot less gruesome and horrible.
* FakeShemp: Aurico in "Forever Red", never demorphing and voiced by a new actor. (You'd think with the headgear and ability to use the original Aurico's stock morph scene, not demorphing wouldn't have been necessary). Leo Corbett infamously came close to this too, but production convinced a reluctant Danny Slavin to act on a where Leo arrives in morph, and then demorphs for about five seconds, just so he can be part of the big morphing sequence with everyone else.
* FamilyUnfriendlyViolence:
** As a ''plot point'', nonetheless. [[spoiler: The blood dripping from Zen-Aku's hand indicates he isn't a normal Org, as Orgs don't have hearts and therefore can't bleed.]]
** In another episode where Alyssa is attacked and Zen-Aku tends to her wounds she has a bloody scrape on her leg.
** Flashbacks in showed ''vines assault and grow through the bodies of two terrified humans''. Apparently, a bloodless death can't possibly disturb anyone.
* FanService: Merrick bathing in a lake.
** Toxica's "ninja" outfit, which includes a black leather miniskirt and fishnet stockings.
* FastballSpecial: Danny would regularly throw Max during their morphed fight scenes.
* FloatingContinent: The Animarium.
* FollowInMyFootsteps: Alyssa's father was disappointed she didn't want to [[HeirToTheDojo take over the dojo]] until he learned she's a Ranger.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: "Ancient Awakening" has Alyssa showing off some cycling moves, before the Savage Cycles are revealed and she does even more.
** In "Reinforcements From the Future" part one, Cole makes the comment to Wes that he didn't know there were other Power Rangers in addition to the Wild Force team, and Wes explains that are several other teams of Rangers, all fighting for the same goal. Noteworthy, because the scene has no other purpose than making a ContinuityNod to the numerous teams before the [[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Time Force Rangers]], with "Forever Red" coming nine episodes later in the season.
* ForgotTheCall: Cole in "Secrets and Lies".
* FullPotentialUpgrade: The Lion Zord couldn't handle the Bear Zords' power that well, so the Rangers got the stronger Gorilla Zord that doesn't have that problem.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** In one episode Toxica is ignoring Jindrax, who then asks her "Do you have a headache or something?"
** When the Rangers fight the Ship Org and discover the Giraffe Zord that can be used as a spear, the Ship Org says "You think that little prick can break through my shield?"
* GreenAesop: Subtle for most of the episodes, with it being a borderline FantasticAesop that "If people keep polluting, the Orgs will keep attacking." However, the Animus Arc was {{Anvilicious}}. How so? Well, Animus takes away the Rangers' powers and Zords because of the fact that "humans shouldn't save the Earth if they keep polluting it." Sure it turns out to be a SecretTestOfCharacter, but it really makes no sense when you consider that he's been watching the Rangers fight to protect the Earth the entire time and the Rangers and the Zords are the ''only'' thing at the moment stopping the Orgs from making the pollution and environmental destruction ''worse''.
* GodInHumanForm: Animus.
* GoodCostumeSwitch: A minor one involving Merrick's Predazord. While he's [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Zen-Aku]], the visor of its helmet is down so it appears to have a snarling wolf's face and it has an Org-like horn atop the helmet. When he [[HeelFaceTurn is saved]], in his first use of the Predazord as the Lunar Wolf Ranger, the horn retracts and the wolf head opens up, allowing a more blank, human/robot face to emerge, symbolizing his change from [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent animal]] to human.
* HappilyEverAfter: Of course, the Rangers [[EarnYourHappyEnding Earn Their Happy Ending]]... although you could consider it a BittersweetEnding if you consider that Shayla and Merrick [[ShipSinking do not get together]].
* HeelFaceTurn: [[SparedByTheAdaptation Toxica and Jindrax]] did this near the end of the season when they helped the Rangers rescue Princess Shayla. Of course, their turn probably began when they abandoned Master Org when he betrayed them. Of course, seeing as how they betrayed him first when they learned he was originally [[ItMakesSenseInContext an impostor but somehow became the real thing]], it's [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves probably understandable why they didn't return to his services]].
-->'''Jindrax:''' Heh heh! You know Toxica, [[GoodFeelsGood it felt strangely good to...]] ''[[GoodFeelsGood help]]'' [[GoodFeelsGood somebody for a change]].\\
'''Toxica:''' Yeah? [[SnapBack Well don't get used to it, Jindrax!]]\\
'''Jindrax:''' [[RedemptionRejection Heh! Don't worry]]; [[AesopAmnesia short memory span]] - I'll ''[[LampshadeHanging totally]]'' [[IgnoredEpiphany forget about it!]]
** [[spoiler:Also counts for Zen-Aku, who appears alive in the final episode (with no explanation) and decides to join Merrick on a road to redemption.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: Ransik post-HeelFaceTurn during the Wild Force/Time Force crossover. He sacrifices himself to destroy the mutant half of the Mutorgs. Amazingly, he survives and is purged of his mutant half, making him completely human. It was that day that Ransik finally found his true redemption.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Max and Danny, who also get some HoYay in.
* HumanityOnTrial
* IconicOutfit: Jen's black leather in the ''Time Force'' crossover.
** Andros spies on the Machine Empire generals in his iconic cloak in "Forever Red"
* InMediasRes: All Power Rangers seasons have some level of hero/villain backstory before the season begins, but this season opens with Cole joining the team after the other four Rangers have been fighting the Orcs for a time and we find out about their "calling" later in the season.
* InnocentFlowerGirl: Possibly Kendall, but Danny definitely fits as an Innocent Flower ''Boy''.
* InterimVillain: Mandilok.
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: Danny to Kendall.
* ItsPersonal: Master Org [[spoiler:killed Cole's parents]]. Although he eventually manages to forgive (and even ''pity'') him, for a while there is nothing but raw hatred between the two of them.
* IWorkAlone: Merrick lives and breathes this trope. Makes sense, given that he's TheAtoner.
* LastVillainStand: {{Inverted}} to the extreme. Despite having no more monsters, the Nexus being destroyed, and Jindrax and Toxica abandoning him, after completing his transformation into an Org, Master Org successfully managed to strip the rangers of their powers, destroy all the Wild Zords (including Animus, the King of the Wild Zords), knock the Animarium out of the sky, and nearly conquered the entire planet all on his own. It was only through a DeusExMachina that the rangers won. Still, it would be a long time before [[Series/PowerRangersRPM anyone else would top that]].
** To be fair, [[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Ransik]] did just as well until his HeelFaceTurn.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: [[MinionShipping Jindrax and Toxica]], Justified as they spent that past 3000 years hiding out together. Danny and Max can be this sometimes, as well.
* LineOfSightName: Kite.
* MacGuffinGirl: Boys, actually. [[spoiler:The Bear Brothers and Animus start out in human forms.]]
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: Toxica to every org the rangers destroy.
* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: The "Forever Red" special was one of these, as ''every Red Ranger in the franchise so far''[[note]]Except for Rocky, who's actor had moved immediately prior to the episode and wasn't able to be contacted in time[[/note]] teamed up to take down a group of villains. '''''IT WAS AWESOME.'''''
* MaxTrope: Obviously, Max.
* MeaningfulName:
** Taylor '''Earhardt''', Air Force pilot and Soaring Eagle Ranger, as a nod to Amelia Earhart. Considering the fact that she also (from the perspective of the rest of the world) mysteriously vanishes during a flight and is presumed dead, her name is practically prophetic.
** Zen-Aku is literally "good-evil".
* {{Meganekko}}: Danny was a male version.
* MightyRoar: Part of the motif this season; the vanilla Megazord FinishingMove is even made up of the Wild zords roaring FrickinLaserBeams.
* MilestoneCelebration: "Forever Red".
* MinionShipping: Jindrax and Toxica.
* MusicalAssassin: Zen-Aku summons his evil zords with his flute-blade weapon.
* MythologyGag: Taylor served at USAF Base Norquist, named for minor character General Norquist from ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace''.
** Alyssa is given the Caplan Award - named for Angel Grove High's principal from ''[[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Mighty Morphin']]'' - ''[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Turbo]]''.
** The Rangers first confront the Mut-Orgs at Cranston Plaza - a nod to Billy Cranston, the original Blue Power Ranger.
** Some people posted on a forum that it was initially supposed to be Herndon Plaza (another PR fanboy ref, this time to {{SirStack}}), but [[http://powermorphiconforums.com/index.php?topic=10.0 it couldn't clear legal]].
* NatureHero: Cole.
* NobleDemon: When Alyssa was injured, Zen-Aku nursed her back to health instead of attacking her.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Zen-Aku could be considered a werewolf. The only real difference is that Merrick is in that form not just during a full moon, but during all the moon's phases and only reverts to his human self during a new moon.
* OracularUrchin: Kite.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Despite killing Cole's parents pre-series and nearly taking over the world in the end, your ''average'' episode has Master Org appearing only briefly, and doing very little. As monsters are just wandering Org spirits finding host objects and being pointed in the direction of the Rangers by Toxica and Jindrax as opposed to the muscle behind some evil plot of the week, there are perhaps eight episodes Master Org isn't superfluous to, and it's painfully clear.
** Hell, Toxica and Jindrax themselves realize that Master Org really isn't doing much of ''anything'' which is one of the reasons (among others) why the end up deposing him in favor of Mandilok.
* PaperThinDisguise: More even than most series. The Rangers walk around in public with their Ranger names and animals on the back of their jackets, although at least they have the benefit of not having so many fights in the city as some of their other counterparts and of living on the Animarium for pretty much the whole series. In human form, Jindrax also has the same unnatural mouth he has as an Org.
* ParentalAbandonment: Cole.
* QuicklyDemotedLeader: Taylor.
** TheResenter
* RaisedByNatives: Cole.
* RammingAlwaysWorks: Shayla saves Merrick and Kite in the finale by hitting Master Org ''with the Animarium''. She doesn't even [[ColonyDrop drop]] it on him, she skims skyline and smacks him with the edge of the island.
* RedemptionInTheRain: In the finale, the rangers themselves.
* RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun: Nearly all the Red Rangers get in on this at the end of "Forever Red".
** Some had more impressive apex achievements than others, of course. Hey, did [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo T.J.]] ever tell you about the time he got baked into a pizza?
* TheRemnant: The generals of the Machine Empire in "Forever Red".
* RepeatCut: The end of the morphing sequence in "Reinforcements From the Future Part 2".
* TheReveal: "Forever Red" reveals that [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo T.]][[Series/PowerRangersInSpace J.'s]] full name is "Theodore Jay Jarvis Johnson".
* RoleReprisal: All of the Red Rangers who were present in "Forever Red" all had their original actor, especially Austin St. John as Jason Lee Scott and Jason David Frank as Tommy Oliver.
** The only exception was the Red Alien Ranger, who had a new voice actor and Rocky [=DeSantos=], who was not present at all.
** Paul Schrier and Jason Narvy also returned as Bulk and Skull. Paul would later become a regular character on PowerRangersSamurai with Jason making a final episode appearance in that series.
* RuleOfCool: "Forever Red".
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Instead of being destroyed or turned human like other Power Ranger villains (although Toxica was technically destroyed for a brief amount of time until [[BackFromTheDead she was revived]] thanks to Jindrax), the EvilDuo actually gave up fighting and left to travel the world. This is another rare moment in Power Ranger history.
* SealedCastInAMultipack: The Power Animals. The ones who gave the five main Rangers their powers were still on the [[FloatingIsland Animarium]], but there were plenty of others sealed away in different places on the surface world. The same is probably true of the ''Gaoranger'' source material...
* SealedEvilInACan: The Orgs were spirits sealed in the earth 3,000 years ago. They were freed in the present day to possess everyday objects due to pollution and the appearance of a successor to their BigBad.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: The reason Animus took away the powers from the Rangers, apparently. Doesn't really hold much weight as explained in GreenAesop above.
* SeriesFauxnale: Disney was planning to cancel the series after this season before being talked into moving production to New Zealand. The two-part season finale is even ''called'', "The End of the Power Rangers".
* SettingUpdate: In ''Gaoranger'', the Gao Warriors were a clan of {{samurai}}. In ''Wild Force'', the ''Legendary'' Warriors (and Animaria as a whole) are given a more European flavor. While the Orgs are inspired by Oni, this is never alluded to.
* ShirtlessScene: Cole.
* ShoutOut: In "Forever Red", Jason and Tommy's hand gestures when morphing are much closer to their sentai counterparts (Zyuranger and Ohranger, respectively).
* SkunkStripe: Merick has two white locks on his otherwise dark hair.
* SleevesAreForWimps: Cole.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Cole. Merrick can do it too, though he rarely uses it with anything other than his own Zords. The other rangers are shown on a few occasions to be able to understand their own main Zords (Danny can understand the Bison, for example), but never anything else.
* SpaceDoesNotWorkThatWay: In "Forever Red", there are horses and Rangers unmorphed, except for Aurico, on the moon, which somehow has (earth-normal) air and gravity. Which is [[MagicAIsMagicA entirely consistent]] with Rangers' previous trips to the moon, incidentally, as shown in MMPR, Zeo, and Lost Galaxy.
** Besides that, during Cole's "fight" with Serpentera, he manages to hit the brakes and skid into a drifting slide, complete with actual glowing skid marks. ''In space''.
* TheStarscream: Mandilok, the Mouth General of the Orgs. Having been suspicious of Master Org and finally realized he was actually the human Dr. Viktor Adler, Jindrax and Toxica went to look for a replacement for Master Org, and they found Mandilok. He was more than happy to be of service to them as their new master. Later, after Viktor lost all of his Org powers in battle with Cole, Jindrax and Toxica introduced Viktor to Mandilok and, mocking him out of knowledge that the real Master Org died 3,000 years ago and claiming that Master Org is never coming back, he throws Viktor off a cliff, taking his place as the new master of the Orgs for a while until the reborn Master Org's eventual return.
* TeamMom: Alyssa, who goes so far as to read bedtime stories to her teammates.
* ThisIsADrill: The Predazord's Lunar Phantom finisher involves the Alligator Zord's tail being used as this.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Jindrax and Toxica.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Jason in "Forever Red" was a lot more arrogant and generally 'angry' than he ever was previously and original dialogue indicates he was supposed to be even more cocky: "Back aside kid, I'll show you how the ''original'' Red Ranger gets it done." The reason is that apparently Austin St. John wanted to add some "bite" to [[StandardizedLeader the character]] as compensation for returning to the franchise, and this can be seen as early as ''[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie]]'' where (while BrainwashedAndCrazy) he seemed to have anger issues towards Tommy.
* TribalFacePaint: Worn by the tribe that Cole is an adoptive member of at the beginning of the series.
* TurtleIsland: Invoked by the Animarium.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Jindrax buying things from a store in full Org form has to count.
* WalkingTheEarth: Merrick [[spoiler:and, somehow, Zen-Aku]] in the finale; also, Danny and Max.
* WasOnceAMan: Master Org. [[spoiler:And depending on your views on canonicity, Jindrax and Toxica could be as well.]] Also, Zen-Aku. [[spoiler: At first]].
* WaveMotionGun: Zen-Aku's Predazord uses the Predator Wave finisher, which manifests as this.
* WhipSword: The megazord's Sword And Shield Mode.
* YourSizeMayVary: Somewhere between ''[[Series/PowerRangersZeo Zeo]]'' and ''Wild Force'', Serpentera went from "make the Rangers' Megazords look dinky" size to normal Megazord size.
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