Fan Fic: Power Rangers Take Flight
An 40-episode Fanfic adaption of Choujin Sentai Jetman
. An Air Force soldier and four apartment tenants receive on military hardware from Project Jetman and become the Power Rangers
It can be read in its entirety here
This fanfic contains examples of:
- Adapted Out: Tran, the only Jetman villains with no Take Flight counterpart.
- Alien Invasion
- Alternate Universe Fic
- Ambiguously Brown: Casey, who is simply described as being "of mixed ancestry." She is eventually revealed to be part Middle Eastern, but that's just one parent.
- Bolivian Army Ending: Magda's final fate.
- Came Back Wrong: Dillik's attempt to clone Sasha doesn't go very well.
- Composite Character: Sasha. While based on Maria from the original Sentai, her monster forms were actually Radiguet's.
- Darker and Edgier: Compared to the actual Power Rangers shows made during The Nineties, particulary with the introduction of biomass. However, the author does take care to edit Sentai footage the way it would be edited for Power Rangers (no smoking, drinking or impalement).
- Although some of the dialogue still probably wouldn't fly in Power Rangers, including some references to premarital sex and quite a few uses to the k-word.
- Dead Fic: While the first season, based on Jetman is entirely complete and stands well on its own, the second season of the fic, which partially adapts Choujuu Sentai Liveman, stopped after the fourth episode and shows no indications of ever getting finished.
- Death by Adaptation: Zephyros. Like his Sentai counterpart, Dryer Jigen, Zephyros is an Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain who gets to live in peace at the end of his episode. Unlike his Sentai counterpart, Zephyros returns a few episodes later, gets provoked into growing and destroyed (re-purposing an Imagine Spot from his Sentai episode for this scene).
- The Doll Episode: "Yesterday's Trash." The Monster of the Week takes the form of the Blue Ranger's old teddy bear.
- Dragon Ascendant: Mainframe.
- Elite Mooks: Somebodies, via a Deadly Upgrade.
- Fantastic Racism: Trask towards humans, due to how humans drove Vampirians/Vampires away from Earth.
- Five-Man Band: As per Power Rangers tradition:
- Gender Flip: Yellow Lion is male in Liveman, while the Yellow Lion Ranger in Take Flight's second season is female. Her name? Trini. (A different Trini, but still...)
- Home Base: The apartment the Rangers live in, Parkview, and later on a house by a cemetery after the apartment becomes a Monster of the Week.
- Justified Trope: The series does this to a few Power Rangers tropes, such as why the villains don't send more than one monster at once (they're highly territorial and attack each other on sight...though this still doesn't explain why they don't just send each to a different country) and why no one ever seems to die in the monster attacks (because the future Rangers knew when the attacks were coming and evacuated the buildings)
- Noodle Incident: We don't exactly learn what caused Maggie to break up with her ex-boyfriend Sean, but Word of God says that infidelity is a likely reason, given how Sean tries to be more honest with Maggie in his attempts to win her back.
- Mythology Gag: The final scene has Luke encounter a mugger on the day of a wedding, just like Gai in the Jetman finale. Unlike Gai however, he survives it.
- Our Vampires Are Different
- Reality Ensues: It turns out that making unexcused absences will attract the attention of your boss, as well as make you run the risk of losing your job. Fortunately for Luke, his boss was smart enough to put two and two together, and is pretty okay with it.
- Retcon: A few, as detailed in the commentary, but one of the most notable ones is the explanation that the talk button on the AviMorphers doesn't work when unmorphed, thus explaining the lack of communication between the Rangers outside of battle.
- Script Fic: The story is written entirely in script format. Like an actual Power Rangers season, the storylines and scripts are even written with stock footage from the adapted Super Sentai season in mind.
- Secret Keeper: Quite a few, actually. Likely to keep in with the fic's (slightly) more realistic tone; obviously someone will suspect something.