* AlasPoorScrappy: Kite/Animus may have been annoying, but [[spoiler: his death scene]] is legitimately sad, especially since it's his human form that we see die, and unlike [[spoiler: his Sentai counterpart]], we never see him come back [[spoiler: with the other Wild Zords]].
** In the other wiki... [[spoiler: "In Wild Force, while Kite was never shown after the final battle, the five Wild Zords that made up Animus were shown to be restored with the others in the final episode, the only hint that the boy had survived." In other words, it's basically offscreen because they didn't show all 100 Wild Zords returning onscreen.]]
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Animus can get hit with a heavy dose of this during his arc. Is he just upset that the humans who were supposed to defend the planet are destroying it instead or is he just an environmental terrorist who has the tendencies of a fascist? When Animus revealed that taking away the Rangers' powers was just a test to see how dedicated they are to protecting the Earth, did he ''really'' intend for there to be a test, or did he just say that to avoid getting called out by the Rangers?
* {{Anvilicious}}: The Animus Arc. The series, despite the whole "Orgs were awakened from pollution" part, played the environmental message a bit subtle until this arc. This arc, in particular the last two episodes, lacks subtlety with [[spoiler:Animus declaring humans should be left to die because they don't treat the Earth with respect]].
* BaseBreakingCharacter: Cole. Controversy with his actor not withstanding, some think he's a decent character with a compelling tragic backstory, others think he's boring and uninteresting.
* BetterThanCanon: Some fans consider this an improvement over its source material ''Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger''.
* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Master Org]] was [[FromNobodyToNightmare once a kind human ecologist]]. As Dr. Viktor Adler, after his crush married his colleague, he became [[GreenEyedMonster jealous and paranoid]]. Eating the remains of [[GreaterScopeVillain Master Org]], he used his new powers to [[MoralEventHorizon murder the couple]] and [[WouldHurtAChild attempted to murder their baby son]]. [[EvilIsPetty Hating nature because it reminded him of their "betrayal"]], he revived Master Org's plot to destroy all non-Org life. Reacting to defeats badly, it was common to see him [[BadBoss destroying Org statues in fits of rage, murdering dormant Orgs in temper tantrums]]. When [[UndyingLoyalty Retinax]] didn't recognize him, Master Org killed him, and when Toxica and Jindrax discover his secret he brainwashes them. His worst act is slowly killing Cole's friends while fighting Cole just because he was the son of the couple he was jealous of, claiming he'd enjoy their suffering "even more than [his] parents!" And as Master Org, after he's revived as a true Org, he sends Onikage to trick Toxica into cutting off her horn, knowing her vulnerability without it. Reviving the three General Orgs as slaves bound to his will, he ate the Org Heart to make himself invincible, seeking to cover the world in black clouds that spawn {{mooks}} to [[KillAllHumans destroy humanity]]. A petty, jealous and cruel man who has long stripped himself of any good, Adler is one of ''Power Rangers'''s most evil [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters humans]] and one of its [[KnightOfCerebus darkest characters]].
* CreepyAwesome: Master Org.
* CrossoverShip: Taylor/Eric, when the Time Force Rangers are in town.
** ShipTease: It also implies that Lucas and Nadira got back together.
* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: This show has strong environmental themes, as do a lot of other ''Power Rangers'' seasons past and present. However, as ''Power Rangers'' is also a marketing vehicle for toys, quite a bit of screen time is devoted to how awesome their motorcycles are and make riding motorcycles like that look fun and cool. A motorcycle even defeats Serpenterra. The message to reduce the carbon footprint is somewhat undermined by showing how great it is to drive around in fast vehicles like this. It's not helped that the motorcycles, save for the Silver Ranger's, do NOT come from ''[[Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger]]'', so the ''Power Rangers'' producers can't play the "we were stuck with what was in the Japanese footage" card.
* EarWorm:
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcVxijHhooI theme song]].
** The song Shayla sings to the Deer Zord.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Zen-Aku.
** Not coincidentally, Merrick (Outside of his acting) is one of the most popular {{Sixth Ranger}}s since [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Tommy]]. Must be the general Badassitude and [[BadassBeard goatee]].
** Jindrax and Toxica, due to being actual likable villains with a believable friendship and sense of camaraderie with each other, and they could also be genuinely funny at times.
* EpilepticTrees: Danny Delgado has the same last name as the [[Series/PowerRangersSPD SPD]] Yellow Ranger, Z. Since ''SPD'' takes place TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture and Z's parents were canonically scientists involved in creating Ranger powers, people think Z might be Danny's daughter.
** Also, Venjix shares the same name as [[Series/PowerRangersRPM the virus that destroyed 99.9% of the world]], thus launching trees discussing whether or not the two are the same.
* EvilIsCool: Zen-Aku. Fans [[EnsembleDarkhorse adore him]], so much that he was brought back for another episode and again at the end of the series as a being separate from Merrick... [[FridgeLogic somehow]].
* FoeYay:
** Zen-Aku and Merrick.
** Cole and Master Org.
* HarsherInHindsight: Their final big Megazord being called the ''Isis'' Megazord-- admittedly, this was a reference to Egyptian mythology's Isis (because of the giant eyes the Megazord had on the wings, making it somewhat of a StealthPun), years before the terrorist organization rose to prominence.
** Cole having a sword as his primary weapon becomes this after his actor, Rick Medina, fatally stabbed his roommate and plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter.
* HilariousInHindsight: This won't be the last time we would see [[Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger an environmentally conscious mecha]], though with the environmental terrorist interpretation taken into consideration.
** For "Forever Red", Disney and Bandai nixed the original ending of all the Red Rangers' zords destroying Serpentera because they didn't want to show "old toys". Not only did Toei have no problem with doing exactly that with Forever Red's closest counterpart (Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai), they did a second time for Gokaiger's 199 Heroes movie.
** Speaking of Forever Red, Tommy wears a black leather jacket over his red shirt. And what ended up happening [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder two-years later?]] He ends up becoming the Black Ranger
* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: As mentioned above, the show was largely criticized for being too similar to ''Gaoranger''.
* MagnificentBastard: Onikage as his plan involved preparing things for Master Org's return to his throne. Not to mention, he's quite a master manipulator as well.
* MisBlamed: People have noted that a lot of ''Wild Force'''s problems are actually coming from a direct translation of ''Gaoranger'', such as the blunt GreenAesop. In actuality, while ''Gaoranger'' did have a GreenAesop, it was not nearly as present as it was in ''Wild Force''. Considering that the GreenAesop being {{Anvilicious}} has been a problem as far back as ''Mighty Morphin'', it's likely a combination of the existing GreenAesop with the one that's present in ''Power Rangers'' being added on top.
* MoralEventHorizon:
** Master Org decides to show how irredeemable when he tells Cole that [[spoiler:he killed his parents, and that he enjoyed doing so]].
** Mandilok crossed it for [[spoiler:using a dying Toxica as a shield from the Rangers' Jungle Cannon]].
* NightmareFuel: [[spoiler:How Cole's parents died. The newly formed Master Org unleashed vines that ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice.]]
* ReplacementScrappy: During the six episodes between Unfinished Business and Forever Red, Mandilok takes over as the BigBad. Compared to Master Org, Mandilok is basically a flat character whose only goal is to just eat.
* TheScrappy:
** Princess Shayla, who is basically a really useless Princess who sings. She also tends to be kidnapped a lot. Despite the ''one'' time she did something awesome, kicking Toxica away when she had grabbed her by the StandardFemaleGrabArea and claiming that she wasn't "just" a princess, she is still hated simply because this occurred only once and was never mentioned again, reverting Shayla to the silly Disney Princess role of stand-around-look-pretty-say-"deep"-stuff-and-get-kidnapped.
** Kite. A whiny little brat who completely disparages the Rangers' efforts and sacrifices, rants on and on about how HumansAreBastards, is perfectly willing to abandon them and Shayla to die, hammers in the GreenAesop in the most annoying, tedious and {{Anvilicious}} way possible, is of little help when actually needed, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and has an annoying, whiny voice]]. He was Animus (which makes him a scrappy by proxy), who because of his hatred for humanity who even after revealing that him taking the Zords and the rangers' powers away, and him putting Shayla in a coma was a SecretTestOfCharacter, still didn't take back any of the things he said about humanity.
* StockFootageFailure: When Max faces off with Bowling Org, the scoreboard behind them clearly says "Gao Blue" and "Bowling Orgu."
** When Merrick (as Zen-Aku) is infected with the villains' bug, it's not Toxica holding his left arm, but rather her ''Gaoranger'' counterpart [=TsueTsue=]. It's especially apparent since Sin Wong has a noticeably rounder face than Rei Saito.
* ToughActToFollow: Got a lot of this, having to follow fan favorite ''Time Force''.
** Conversely, it's two team ups "Reinforcements from the Future" and "Forever Red" are both so well regarded that later team ups and anniversary specials are compared to them, with the mentioned two being favored over.
* VindicatedByHistory: Much like ''Turbo'' previously, this season has become steadily more popular as the years go on (helped by [[WebVideo/HistoryOfPowerRangers Linkara]] saying how he thought it was a good season), especially since we now have [[Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive three]] [[Series/PowerRangersSamurai other]] [[Series/PowerRangersMegaforce seasons]] that fans like to bash on.
* VillainDecay: Remember that HUGE planet-destroying serpent robot that completely dwarfed the other zords and couldn't be fought, only ran away from? Yeah well, now it's about 1/5 of its size, and can be defeated by 1 guy on a flying motorbike. And its planet-destroying laser won't even kill the guy flying inside its mouth. Though to be perfectly fair, this was due to ExecutiveMeddling forcing them to axe a far more impressive Serpentera fight (Which would have had the Red Rangers charge Serpentera all in their own Zords).
** To be fair, the only Red Rangers with any zords left were Aurico, Tommy, Andros, Leo, Wes and Eric (excluding Cole who was the active Red Ranger at the time who used his Wild Force Rider). Even then, only Tommy, Andros, Leo and Wes could have zords that can combat against Serpenterra, mainly the Zeozord V, Delta Megazord, Lion Galactazord and Time Flyer 1. The others are not capable of flight and the fact that Jason's, T.J.'s and Carter's zords were destroyed.
* {{Woolseyism}}: The French dub is mostly good, if corny, which is a given considering that, well, it ''is'' Power Rangers. However, this trope gets [[DefiedTrope kicked in the groin]] in Forever Red. While most of it is fine compared to other episodes, this time, the morphing calls are all translated word for word. For instance, the original "It's Morphin' Time!", which was translated as "Transmutation Demandée" (= "Demanding Morphing") in Season 1 and "Paré au Combat" (= "Ready for Battle") in Season 2 was changed to "Temps pour Morphing", a direct translation that makes no sense ''at all'' in French. Same for Time Force's Morphing Call, although it was already butchered in the Teamup. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Oh, and Jason, Tommy, Aurico and TJ changed Voice Actors for no good reason]].
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