* ''YMMV/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''
* ''YMMV/PowerRangersZeo''
* ''YMMV/PowerRangersTurbo''
* ''YMMV/PowerRangersInSpace''
* ''YMMV/PowerRangersLostGalaxy''
* ''YMMV/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue''
* ''YMMV/PowerRangersTimeForce''
* ''YMMV/PowerRangersWildForce''
* ''YMMV/PowerRangersNinjaStorm''
* ''YMMV/PowerRangersDinoThunder''
* ''YMMV/PowerRangersSPD''
* ''YMMV/PowerRangersMysticForce''
* ''YMMV/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive''
* ''YMMV/PowerRangersJungleFury''
* ''YMMV/PowerRangersRPM''
* ''YMMV/PowerRangersSamurai''
* ''YMMV/PowerRangersMegaforce''
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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: TV Executives. See SavedFromDevelopmentHell and UnCancelled on the main page.
* ArchivePanic: The ''RPM'' finale marked a solid 700 episodes, and with new episodes still coming out, that number is now outdated; it would take you quite a while to watch them all.
* {{Asspull}}: The series is limited by the stock footage available from the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series, meaning many of the [[ArtifactOfDoom Artifacts Of Doom]] and [[PlotCoupon Plot Coupons]] introduced during its run can teeter vicariously between being simply [[DeusExMachina Deus Ex Machinas]] to full out MerchandiseDriven Ass Pulls DependingOnTheWriter. Some examples are worse than others.
* BrokenBase: Primarily over which seasons are the best/good/bad/crap.
* CompleteMonster: [[Monster/PowerRangers Has its own page.]]
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: [[Awesome/PowerRangers Of course it has its own page!]]
* DeconstructionFic: A great deal of ''Power Rangers'' fanfic (especially with the original characters) portrays the characters as if the constant power losses, mind hijackings, and secrecy actually had the profound psychological effects one would expect these sort of things to have on a teenager. One of the more well known ''Mighty Morphin''' era fics, ''Personality Conflicts'', starts with Tommy entering psychotherapy.
* DorkAge: ''Turbo'' and Bruce Kalish's run on the show, ''SPD'' through ''Jungle Fury'', tend to be considered this (Although each season bar ''Overdrive'' has a notable fanbase). Also a specific period during season 2 of ''Mighty Morphin''' after Jason, Zack and Trini's actors left the show, before their characters leave ("Power Transfer II"), because their characters were in the show but only using stock footage and while morphed using bad dubbers for their dialog. Nowadays the New Saban Era (''Samurai, Megaforce'') are seen as bringing in a new age.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Tommy wasn't even slated to return due to his Sentai counterpart dying (lack of Sentai footage and all). But the character's popularity made the producers request for TOEI to use them in their additional footage shot exclusively for Power Ranger and then they brought him back as the White Ranger AND the leader of the Power Rangers when that footage of the Green Ran bled dry.
** The reunion/team-up special "Once A Ranger" embodied this with it's usage of fan favorite characters Bridge Carson and Adam Park. Bridge was given a color upgrade to Red SPD Ranger to justify his character's return (since the two-parter also had the Mystic Force Green Ranger and the Ninja Storm Blue Ranger) while Adam (the Black Ranger) was appointed team leader of the group of inactive Rangers summoned to help out the Overdrive Rangers.
** Bulk and Skull could probably qualify. They were entirely one-dimensional in the first season but got personalities and more screen time from the second season onward, culminating in them leading an "I am Spartacus" charge against the ''[[Series/PowerRangersInSpace In Space]]'' big bad when she demanded that the people of Earth turn over the Power Rangers to her to kill.
** Heck, the first Power Morphicon had a panel called "Unsung Heroes", which was ''nothing but'' Ensemble Darkhorses and featured many of the above characters.
** There seems to be something of an unintentional tradition that Green Rangers almost always become Ensemble Darkhorses. Starting with original Green Ranger Tommy and Adam from ''Zeo'' and ''Turbo'' all the way up to Mike from ''Samurai,'' even if a season is pretty lackluster, the Green Rangers are almost always pretty well-liked (Bridge, Xander, Ziggy, etc.) Likely since Red and Blue pretty consistently lock up the Hero and Lancer positions, it leaves Green to be the most likely to be used as comic relief and be often the funniest ranger (see the aforementioned Bridge, Ziggy, Xander, etc.)
** In terms of seasons outside of the original, ''PowerRangersInSpace,'' ''PowerRangersTimeForce,'' ''PowerRangersDinoThunder,'' ''PowerRangersSPD,'' and ''PowerRangersRPM'' are the most popular.
* EvilIsSexy: Played with in the earlier seasons, but it wasn't until ''In Space''[='=]s Astronema that it took complete hold. Now every season there is at least one attractive humanoid evil female who most of the time fights the good guys.
* FanNickname: The Japanese recorded action sequences from the end of the first season (Starting with Something Fishy and every episode after Crystal of Nightmares) and the first half of the second season (until "Missing Green", before they began using ''Dairanger'' monsters on the show) is dubbed ''[=Zyu2=]'' in fan circles, due to the fact that they were recorded specifically for ''Mighty Morphin Power Rangers'' and were not from any actual ''Zyuranger'' episodes.
* {{Fanon}}: Due to every Power Rangers series other than ''RPM'' being in the same universe and the fact that many elements or other occurrences in the show aren't officially explained, this happens a lot. There's even more when one considers things that were once going to be official explanations, but were later taken out for one reason or another, such as the Lightspeed Aquabase being built from old destroyed Zords, Billy having developed the Turbo morphers during ''Zeo'' and the GreatOffscreenWar three thousand years ago mentioned in ''Lost Galaxy'' and ''Wild Force'' being the same event, indicating that the Galactabeasts and the Wildzords are connected.
* FirstInstallmentWins: ''Mighty Morphin' '' was an instant hit, and became a major phenomenon, on par with ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' a few years earlier and ''{{Pokemon}}'' a few years later. The sequel series couldn't possibly keep up that momentum, and ''Mighty Morphin''' is far and away the best remembered installment, and the one that the average person is referring to when they say simply ''Power Rangers''.
* FriendlyFandoms: With fans of tokusatsu shows. While people might debate about the quality of the adaptions, a solid chunk of the western ''SuperSentai'' and ''KamenRider'' fans are still friendly with Power Rangers fanbase, the only adaption that they really hate being ''MaskedRider''.
* GatewaySeries: For many westerns, this introduced them to tokusatsu shows.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The translated ''Lost Galaxy'' was more popular in Japan than the original ''Gingaman''.
* GrowingTheBeard: Starting with ''Power Rangers in Space'', the stories grew much more well-developed.
* HilariousInHindsight[=/=]FunnyAneurysmMoment: Reacting to the violence in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', New Zealand banned the show. Yet that didn't prevent Disney (and now Saban) from shooting the series there since ''Ninja Storm''. It appears that the ban has been lifted recently as episodes of ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' began airing on Nickelodeon in mid-2011.
* {{Irony}}: Anniversary and milestone seasons are considered to be the worst in the franchise. Turbo(5th anniversary), Wild Force(10th anniversary), Overdrive(15th Anniversary) and Samurai(Saban's comeback season). However, Megaforce seems to be breaking this tradition.
** Averted with the milestone anniversary teamups, however, as Wild Force's "Forever Red" is often considered to be one of the series' best episodes, while Operation Overdrive's "Once a Ranger" at least has a number of fans for bringing back EnsembleDarkhorse characters like Bridge Carson and Adam Park (with the latter character making his first appearance in about a decade).
* ItGetsBetter: Most ''Power Rangers'' series start off with filler (often {{Aesop}} [[OnceAnEpisode Of The Week]] type episodes), but pretty much all seasons hit their stride a few episodes in, once the first major story arc occurs.
* {{Macekre}}: While chopping up the Sentai episodes is common, season 3 of the original show really has to take the cake. In ''Kakuranger'', the robots which would become the Shogunzords appeared ''first'', with the proto-Ninjazords as the MidSeasonUpgrade. Saban flipped it around since the larger, humanoid Shogunzords would seem more natural as upgrades. The best example: the first MonsterOfTheWeek in season 3, Vampirus, comes from ''episode 36'' of Kakuranger. And let's not get into Zyu2 and ''Dairanger''...
** Let's put it this way: The episode 'Ninja Quest' includes American produced footage, a monster battle from Kakuranger, stock footage from Zyuranger and Dairanger, as well as footage from Zyu2. Five sources for one episode.
* MagicFranchiseWord: "Morph" and "Morphenominal!"
* MemeticBadass: Tommy Oliver, the Green Ranger/White Ranger/Red Zeo Ranger/Red Turbo Ranger/Black Dino Ranger/you get the idea.
** To a lesser extent, Carter Grayson, the Red Lightspeed Ranger.
* MemeticMutation: "Who's Madison?", Ronny and her love of drills, Conner's excessive power-ups, "buttery", and of course "THAT IS '''NOT''' SPANDEX!". Each season gives at least one new meme to the fandom.
* NostalgiaFilter: Comes in many flavors:
## The [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers first three seasons of Power Rangers]] are the best Power Rangers shows.
## The seasons with Tommy are the best Power Ranger shows.
## The seasons up to ''[[Series/PowerRangersInSpace in Space]]'' are the best Power Ranger shows.
## Only Power Rangers of the Saban era (anything up until ''[[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Time Force]]'') are the best Power Rangers shows.
## Only Power Rangers made by the original production team (until ''[[Series/PowerRangersWildForce Wild Force]]'') are the best Power Rangers shows. Notable because the current executive producer, Johnathan Tzachor (who held the same title with MMPR Productions), is a member of this camp.
## Only Power Rangers before Bruce Kalish became Executive Producer (up to and including [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Dino Thunder]]) are the best Power Ranger shows.
## Same as above but including Bruce Kalish's first season (''[[Series/PowerRangersSPD SPD]]'') are the best Power Ranger shows.
## Same as above but including the final Disney season, and the first without Bruce Kalish (''[[Series/PowerRangersRPM RPM]]'') are the best Power Ranger shows.
## Literally every season before Saban bought back the rights to Power Rangers, everything pre-''Series/PowerRangersSamurai''.
* {{Padding}}: Most series of live on this trope. Hope you like [[TransformationSequence morphing sequences!]] You know when an episode ran short when the full sequence plays instead of the instant, five second and/or split-screen variations.
* PeripheryDemographic: The show has a staggering amount of adult fans for a kids' show. This is probably because most of the current adult fans were children when it first ran.
* RecycledScript
* RetroactiveRecognition: As a result of its longevity and literally several hundred actors involved with the franchise. An obscenely complete list can be found at [[http://afterthepower.blogspot.com/ After the Power Blogspot]]. Of particular note is the following:
** Creator/AmyJoJohnson (Kimberly, the first Pink Ranger) has had several roles, including ones on ''{{Felicity}}'' and ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}''.
** JohnnyYongBosch (Adam, the second Black Ranger and Green Zeo Ranger) is very well known in the anime dubbing community, especially as Vash from ''{{Trigun}}'', Ichigo from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', and Lelouch from ''CodeGeass''.
** Patricia Ja Lee (Cassie Chan, the Pink Turbo/Space Ranger) did the voice of Jill Valentine for [[ResidentEvil5 Resident Evil 5]].
** Archie Kao (Kai, the Blue Galaxy Ranger) is the AV tech guy on ''{{CSI}}''.
** Cerina Vincent (Maya, the Yellow Galaxy Ranger) played Areola the foreign exchange nudist in ''NotAnotherTeenMovie''.
** Keith Robinson (Joel, the Green Lightspeed Ranger) played C.C. in ''{{Theatre/Dreamgirls}}''.
** Erin Cahill (Jen, the Pink Time Force Ranger) has had several guest/supporting roles, most notably as Ted's sister on ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''.
** Michael Copon(Lucas, The Blue Time Force Ranger) has had the most successful career from his season. With a recurring role on That's so Raven and starring in the fourth installment of Bring It On.
** Emma Lahana(Kira, The Yellow Dino Thunder Ranger) had a starring role in the CW series Hellcats and a recurring role on Syfy's Haven.
** Brandon Jay [[=McLaren=]] (Jack, the Red SPD Ranger) had supporting roles on ''Series/HarpersIsland'', ''Series/TheKilling'' and ''Series/FallingSkies'', and is part of the cast of the upcoming ''Graceland''.
** Firass Dirani (Nick, the Red Mystic Force Ranger) is a recognised star in Australia, particularly after his role in ''{{Underbelly}}''.
** Anna Hutchison (Lily, the Yellow Jungle Fury Ranger) starred in ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods'' and will be in the final season of ''Series/{{Spartacus}}''.
** Rose [=McIver=] (Summer Landsdown, ''RPM's'' Ranger Operator Series Yellow) played Lindsey Salmon in the movie adaptation of ''The Lovely Bones''. and is currently Tinkerbell in Once Upon a Time
*** She also appeared in two Disney Channel original movies prior to RPM. One of them aired almost 6 years before RPM and was in ThePiano which aired in 1993 16 years previously
* TheScrappy: Justin Stewart is said to be the cause of ''Turbo''[='s=] unpopularity. Cole Evans from ''Wild Force''. Sam, ''SPD'''s SixthRanger, is generally considered a distant 3rd for biggest franchise Scrappy.
** As far as seasons themselves go, ''Turbo'', ''Operation Overdrive'', and ''Samurai/Super Samurai'' are considered to be the worst.
* SeasonalRot: ''Turbo'', ''Wild Force'', and the seasons under Bruce Kalish (''SPD'' through ''Jungle Fury'') are considered the franchise's weaker entries to varying degrees.
** The Nickelodeon tenure in general. While Disney's seasons were hit-or-miss, both ''Samurai'' and ''Megaforce'' have seriously underperformed. The acting is bad ([[NarmCharm note that normally people don't mind this]], so it's that much worse), the plots are weak, usually just pulled straight from the Sentai, and the writers in general seem to be putting in a very minimal effort.
* SnarkBait: One of the reasons to watch the show after you leave the target demographic.[[http://community.livejournal.com/prwp/ There's even a website for it.]]
* SoBadItsGood: Before ''In Space'', it was almost ''universally'' considered the only reason anybody watched it. It has since gotten better, but its overall cheesy charm means that this trope still stands.
* SpecialEffectsFailure: As a whole, this trope is pretty much a beloved staple of the series, what with the StockFootage, scale models, green screening, and everything else. [[NarmCharm Nobody minds.]]
** Conversely, when the ''Jungle Fury'' finale used the animal costumes from ''Gekiranger'' wholesale without any changes whatsoever, [[BrokenBase many fans cried foul then too]].
* SubbingVersusDubbing: In this case, "subbing" means cleaving as closely as possible to the source material[[note]]best exemplified by ''Wild Force,'' ''Mystic Force'' and ''Samurai''[[/note]] and "dubbing" equals PragmaticAdaptation[[note]]best exemplified by ''In Space,'' ''Lost Galaxy'' and ''RPM''[[/note]]. Notably, this debate only applies to the franchise's internal politics; "dubbed" series tend to be better received by the fans than "subbed" series (with the exception of ''Time Force'')
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames[=/=]SugarWiki/NoProblemWithLicensedGames: With 37 video games on various consoles/handhelds, there have been games in both categories:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnqW4Q0T0B4 Example of The Problem.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDkIbqAI0Ww Example of No Problem.]]
* TheyJustDidntCare: Disney's perceived attitude towards the series, at least during the later Disney seasons.
** This is actually why Saban bought the rights back. Disney didn't really embrace the Power Rangers franchise due to the perceived violence... then they went and purchased MarvelComics, which has far more violent characters.
*** Or more cynically, [[CashCowFranchise he wanted to print money with the series again]].
** Under Disney, the toyline also fell from the top Boys Toys spot for the first time in literally a decade. While the ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' film toyline was a major cause, cost-cutting measures meant new, cheaper and often inferior Megazord toys, which are the main drive of the toyline. Half of the ''RPM'' toyline never even reached America!
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: With the Gokaiger footage coinciding with the series' 20th anniversary, you'd think it would make sense to go from Super Samurai straight into that. Unfortunately, Saban was contractually obligated not to skip any Super Sentai series, and Nickelodeon had messed things up by halving the number of episodes in a season, forcing Saban to split the Shinkenger adaptation over two years. The best Saban could do at that point was to merge Goseiger and Gokaiger into one story, so that Gokaiger is at least closely related to the anniversary.
* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: A case could be made for the early seasons, as the show went from an almost plotless beat-em-up to... well, having plot.
* UnfortunateImplications: The original Black Ranger was black, and the original Yellow Ranger was Asian. (To be fair, the producers did not realize what they had accidentally done until several episodes in, when it was too late to change anything.) This is furthered evidenced by The Galaxy Ranger Promo that Saban made for Bandai in 1992 ( likely made of original footage made for a bioman pilot) in this Zach Biorhythm green not black and Trini is white.
** Their replacements' races were flipped to fix this while preserving the FiveTokenBand, and the franchise didn't cast another black Black Ranger until ''Operation Overdrive''[='s=] Will. While we're on the subject, Will was a professional thief.
** Then there was the writers' later decision to stress Tommy's Native American heritage. Anyone remember what color he was in Zeo and Turbo?
*** No one brings up Dominic and Udonna who were Caucasian White Rangers.
** Parodied in [[http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1926078 this]] Website/CollegeHumor video.
** The casting sheet for ''Samurai'' originally listed that the characters can be of any ethnicity...except for the Red Ranger, who had to be white. Considering just how many white samurai there were in Japan, um... (They changed it to "all ethnicities", but cast a white guy as Red anyway.)
*** And, as has been confirmed the actress that will be the second Red Samurai Ranger is also white, well...
**** [[spoiler: Justified as the two Red Rangers are siblings, making keeping the race consistent is kind of important.]]
** As of Megaforce, the "only one black person per team, but no limits on white or apparently-white people" dynamic is starting to come under serious scrutiny after an incident where an actress was apparently told this was the reason they wouldn't cast her.
*** Though to be fair only Ciara Hanna may count as white with Andrew Gray being of spanish ancestry though he probably counts and Christina Matherson being mixed race Caucasian and Asian. think Maggie Q.
* WhatAnIdiot: Has [[WhatAnIdiot/PowerRangers its own page.]]
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: * ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' has been around long enough for the fans of the original series to become adults and bring about a whole generation of complaints about how "kiddy" the new series are and [[NostalgiaFilter how much better]] [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers the first series]] was. How kiddy? Well, ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'' featured a villain's StartOfDarkness that took her from AlphaBitch and DaddysLittleVillain to using ''suicide bombers,''[[note]]this was 1999, naturally, there is no way that would have flown after 2001[[/note]] ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' and ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'' featured some pretty brutal onscreen death ([[NeverSayDie the former, notably, even used the d-word for it]]), and the 2009 season, ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'', ''killed off 99% of humanity in a nuclear RobotWar''.
** ''Time Force'' is especially the one with the most grown-up subject matter. In the future, DesignerBabies are the norm, and the resulting mutants are outcasts and became criminals just to survive. TheStarscream turns out to be TheStarscream because [[spoiler: Ransik betrayed ''him'' first in his previous identity because he couldn't see past his hatred of humans even when one had just helped him.]] You get a story about [[HumansAreBastards man's inhumanity to man]], villains ''we created and mistreated'' but who went from LaResistance, [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope and off the slope]] into TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized, and the CycleOfRevenge. Yes, this ''is'' the same show that once had as a villain's plot, "destroy the Pink Ranger's parade float just to make her feel bad!" nine or so years previously.
** ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' has its own [[NightmareFuel/PowerRangers Nightmare Fuel]] page for a reason.
* WinBackTheCrowd: Both ''in Space'' and ''RPM'', fan-favorites considered some of the franchise's best, which followed ''Turbo'' and Bruce Kalish's run, respectively, which... aren't.
* TheWoobie: Johnny Yong Bosch, Karan Ashley and David Yost are the biggest real life examples.
** An in-universe example are Blue Rangers. In general, Red Rangers are the [[TheHero heroic]] [[StandardizedLeader leaders]], Green Rangers are the [[PluckyComicRelief comic relief]] where as Black Rangers are the [[TroubledButCute brooding]] [[TheStoic bad boys]] ([[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers sometimes they switch]]), Yellow Rangers are the [[ActionGirl strong fierce women]] where as Pink Rangers are the [[{{Ms.Fanservice}} hot chicks]] ([[Series/PowerRangersInSpace sometimes they switch]]). And what do Blue Rangers get? They are given the roles of being the [[Series/PowerRangersWildForce weakest]], [[Series/PowerRangersSamurai most bland]], [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo most hated]] ranger in almost every single season.
** Every Blue Ranger, with the exception of TJ and Tori, has been screwed over by the writers in some way or another, to the point where they even flatout lampshade it in Mystic Force and RPM. Plus being the second most prominent color in the franchise behind red, it pretty much cements the idea that Blue Rangers are just around to be [[NumberTwo second best]] to the Red Rangers, SPD lampshades that aspect.
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