* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: JohnnyYongBosch has said that he personally played Adam in "Once A Ranger" as someone who had grown into a lone warrior & travelled the world using his Ranger powers to help people, and that his remark about going back to his dojo in Angel Grove at the end of "Once a Ranger" was a lie.
* AntiClimaxBoss: [[spoiler: Flurious, despite have the Corona Aurora and the jewels]] gets beaten fairly easily by Mack with the battlizer.
* BrokenBase: As this was the last "bad" season (As seen by most of the fans) before [[Series/PowerRangersSamurai Samurai]], fans are divided as to which is worse (''Turbo'' and ''Wild Force'' being largely VindicatedByHistory thanks to the two newer seasons) between the two.
* CargoShip: Ronny/drills, after her reaction to seeing the zords for the first time got [[MemeticMutation Memetically Mutated]].
* CostumePorn: It's kind of hard to deny that the Overdrive Rangers have some of the most awesome suits, if not ''the'' most awesome, in the entire franchise. The grill-like mouthpieces, headlights, wrap-around visors, compass symbol, metal padding, color scheme, high-tech weaponry, and the way it all meshes together make for some shiny, professional Ranger gear. While the season was pretty weak, the suits were ''not''.
** Though to some those are the exact reasons they do not like the suits
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: "...Man law."
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Shockingly ''averted'' for once with the theme song- while Power Rangers normally has awesome theme songs, or you can at least listen to them (Some fans saying that while Turbo and Wild Force may suck, at least their theme songs didn't), Operation Overdrive uses rapping. It is considered by a large majority of fans to be the absolute ''worst'' theme song in the entire franchise
** In recent years though, it's more subjective. Some fans actually thought it wasn't ''that'' bad after initial viewing and it can grow on you over time.
** In a more positive example, copyright meant that using the original ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' theme for Adam wasn't going to happen. His theme in the team-up special is a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zSCHed6OhU&t=0m49s revamped version of the theme]], which isn't as good, but is still pretty kick-ass.
* DesignatedHero: Some feel that the team's TenMinuteRetirement after losing their powers in the "Once A Ranger" anniversary special runs entirely opposite to the idea that even without powers, a Ranger never gives up, and that the Overdrive Rangers aren't worthy of being Rangers as a result. Although for what it's worth, none of the past teams who endeavored to keep fighting without their powers had backup; Previous Rangers had to decide between 'keep fighting or let the bad guys go unopposed.' The Overdrive Rangers' options were 'Be the RedShirts or let the veteran Rangers who have everything perfectly under control handle it'
* {{Earworm}}: The theme song, ''YES YOU READ RIGHT!'' As hated as it is, you watch the series episodes back to back, guaranteed it ''will'' get stuck in your head.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Spencer. Among the rangers, Ronny.
** "Once a Ranger", instead of using the same team ''Boukenger'' used, created a new team consisting mostly of these characters. The only problem was the fact that EnsembleDarkhorse status generally goes with the color green in this show, so they brought back ''three people who were green at some point.'' [[Series/PowerRangersMysticForce Xander]] keeps his color, [[Series/PowerRangersSPD Bridge]] was given a promotion to red, and Adam, green in ''Zeo'' and ''Turbo'', was simply given his original color of black.
** Will had this reputation during the actual season airing, due to his snarky nature. However, Benta's below-mentioned... incident... caused many fans to invert this and label him one of the worst aspects of the show.
** As far as the villains go, Kamdor and Miratrix are pretty well received, some go as far to state that ''they'' should've been the season's main bad guys instead of the brothers.
* EvilIsSexy: Miratrix, also an in-universe example.
-->'''Dax''': I'm sorry guys, I never meant to get sidetracked like that.
-->'''Mack''': I can't blame you, she was hot. Evil, but hot.
* FanNickname: [[spoiler:[=iMack=]]]
* GodModeSue: Mack with his battlizer. This is always an issue with the red rangers with these depending on how much they're used, but even [[spoiler: Flurious with the Corona Aurora and its jewels]] which the rangers spent the whole series trying to gather, could even barely slow him down.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** Tyzonn's actor played a bully in ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder''. Guess which yellow ranger his team fights with in "Once a Ranger"?
** It seems that the Magi Yellow/Mystic Yellow outfits leads to wearing gold- Chip's actor, Nick Sampson voices Sentinel Knight in this season, while in ''Go-Busters'' Magi Yellow's actor is the Gold Ranger.
** This was a Disney-owned superhero franchise with an episode featuring [[NorseMythology Thor and Loki]], and since then Disney's given up ''Power Rangers'' for a different superhero franchise featuring [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor and Loki]].
* HeReallyCanAct: While Overdrive is regarded by many as a sub-par season, even detractors said that James Maclurcan was ''fantastic'' when it was revealed that Mack was a robot.
* NeverLiveItDown: Will's actor's "banner incident" ''still'' hasn't seemed to die down in the fandom yet, and it happened in ''2007''. This is because, when Samuell Benta (Will's actor) was invited back for ''Super Megaforce'', fans were absolutely ''outraged'', and all of a sudden everything erupted again.
* NightmareFuel: The reveal of [[spoiler:Mack's disembodied head on a table.]]
* {{Irony}}: While ''Overdrive'' is considered to be one of the weakest seasons by many fans, the Sentai it was based on, ''Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger'', is actually considered to be one of the ''best,'' even by people who don't normally watch Sentai.
* MoralEventHorizon: While Flurious is never a nice guy from the start, [[spoiler:tricking his brother, who'd come on his hands and knees offering peace, into handing over the Corona Aurora with an offer of friendship, then killing him off in cold blood definitely pushes him over the line.]]
** Kamdor crosses it when [[spoiler:he traps Miratrix in the same jewel she freed him from when he tells her she is no longer of use to him. Sure, Miratrix was a greedy ninja who used Dax's affections, but her fate crossed it for her master]].
* TheScrappy:
** The show had even less popular Rangers (save for Mack and Ronny, who are well-liked by fans). Of all the rangers, Dax seems to sit on top of the list.
*** They tried to give him quirks like [[EnsembleDarkHorse Bridge]] from ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' but he came across more annoying than funny. That being said, he's far from being one of the most hated Rangers ever, but he isn't very popular among Blue Rangers.
*** Though the episodes that highlight him as TheEveryman instead of a forced PluckyComicRelief are considered his better moments.
** Will has become a Scrappy these days, mostly due to his actor being seen as an [[SmallNameBigEgo egotistical]] {{jerkass}} in the eyes of a significant portion of the fandom. And for stealing a banner in the first Power Morphicon -- which was supposed to be auctioned off for charity!
*** Before the banner incident with his actor, however, Will was actually relatively popular. But after that, he started getting bashed repeatedly.
** Norg is also seen as a Scrappy by the majority of the fanbase, but for an entirely [[PeripheryHatedom different reason]].
* SoBadItsGood: A few fans see it as this, calling it the ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace'' of Power Rangers.
* SoUnfunnyItsFunny: Pretty much everything Dax says.
* SpecialEffectFailure: A building hallway was badly disguised as an Egyptian tomb corridor in one episode.
* StockFootageFailure: Ronny in her morphed form. When? Well, check out when the rangers do their roll call, near the end. If they're all in a group...
* UnfortunateImplications: Will, a black Black Ranger. Might not have been a big deal - if they hadn't made him a professional thief. Things got worse after the "incident" at Power Morphicon; Samuell Benta, the actor who plays Will, stole a signed banner from the first Power Morphicon that was going to be auctioned off with the money going to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Needless to say, he hasn't given it back.
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