When the White Ranger was first revealed, Zordon stated "His powers have been created by the light of goodness and can never be taken away by the forces of evil." Yeah, okay...and then "Rangers in Reverse" happened. Seriously, Zordon, what the hell happened to that statement? Tommy being reverted to a child isn't much of an excuse; compare Justin in Turbo or even the original White Ranger in Dairanger.
Well Zordon is is over simplifying. I think he specifically meant that Zedd wouldn't be able to make a White Candle in the same way Rita made a Green Candle. Although if you want to get specific, the White Ranger powers that Tommy lost in "Rangers in Reverse" weren't the same ones he received from Zordon. The original White Ranger coin was damaged by the destruction of the Thunderzords, alongside the other Dino Coins. They were still operable, as shown by Adam in "Always a Chance", but the damage made using them risky. The Rangers replaced the Dino Coins with the Ninja Coins which had identical suits, and those were the ones rendered useless when time was turned backwards. No-one ever said the White Ninja powers couldn't be taken away. And besides, the original White Ranger powers seem to be in working order by the time of Super Megaforce, as there's a behind the scenes picture of JDF using Saba. So really, the original powers were never taken away at all.
Why does Tommy suddenly get promoted to team leader ahead of Jason in White Light? I understand that Zordon's line about Tommy being the new leader was added in post-production to prevent a Rookie Red Ranger scenario when Rocky replaced Jason, but why do that instead of promoting him when Jason left in The Power Transfer instead?
I believe by this time, Austin, Walter and Thuy were already sort of on strike. They had stopped turning up for ADR sessions (if you watch White Light, you can see the Red, Yellow and Black Rangers have very little dialouge when morphed and even then, a lot of it is stock audio) and Saban likely figured it wouldn't be long before they stopped showing up for filming. It's hard to write stories where the team's leader rarely talks or even shows up.
I'm may be nitpicking,but why does almost every Power Rangers Toys have muscles? Sure,some actors does have muscles,but others don't. Also,all Super Sentai toys doesn't have them.
It's probably so that they fit the Western idea of superheroes, who are mostly pretty bulked up rather than thin and acrobatic like Japanese superheroes.
How in the original series, the Rangers teleported, morphed, and demorphed right in the open and yet no one had a clue who they were. Considering those facts and the fact that they wear the same colors every day, how is it that no one put two and two together?
With regards to the morphing, there is the weak excuse that they looked around a little to check no one was watching before they morphed. As for the teleporting, you could argue that the special effects aren't seen by Muggles, or even that they are just there for our benefit. Finally, solid colours were pretty common in that time period, so it's not too suspicious.
Also in regards to the colours, maybe people just assumed that they were fans of the rangers and like to dress in the same way.
How the hell is Tommy not a Shell-Shocked Veteran? Seriously, the kid gets brainwashed by Rita. In a psychologically stable teenager, being kidnapped and forced to hurt your friends would pretty much be a one-way ticket to PTSD-land.
Well, for one, he got a lot of revenge. For another, he became a mad scientist experimenting with dinosaur cyborgs and magic gems, which isn't exactly a sign of a stable mind. He was probably a nervouus wreck by the time of Dino Thunder, but didn't show it onscreen because, you know, putting up a brave facade for the students.
In Dino Thunder, we see him facing his other Ranger selves, granting credence to Ellen Brand's theory that Tommy has multiple personality disorder. Of course, by this point, the fans are Running the Asylum anyway.
Well, I'm no psychiatrist but I think you're misunderstanding the situation. At the time, at least, Tommy hadn't been forced to hurt the rangers per se, Rita had bewitched him so that he had wanted to. Sure, it would entail some guilt, but it's not like she forced him to knowingly be her slave, he wanted to. Besides, he was immediately forgiven and consoled by the rangers and got his revenge many times over afterwards. Furthermore, according to The Other Wiki, not everyone experiences the same events as traumatic, so whilst an experience like that might traumatise one person it might not traumatise another (like Tommy); everyone's different.
Basic question about episode one, but... did Alpha not hear Zordon's instructions correctly? Zordon clearly asked for five teenagers with attitude. Otherwise qualified though his choices may have been, they seriously lacking in the attitude department. Billy, I'm looking at you.
The 'teenagers with attitude' line is from the title sequence, not the actual first episode. In the episode 'Day of the Dumpster', Zordon ordered Alpha to summon "five overbearing and overemotional humans". Alpha says "Not... teenagers!"
...wow, I thought you were joking, but I checked and he actually says that.
Originally it was supposed to be teenagers with attitude, but executive meddling forced the goody goodies we got.
Alpha still got it wrong. The Rangers we get are not 'overbearing and overemotional.' If anything, they're extremely restrained when it comes to their emotions.
Simple...Alpha said "Not Teenagers!" to which Zordon was like basically "Yes, Teenagers"...so...Alpha went looking for just that. Teenagers.
In fairness, in the earlier episodes, Jason was pretty hot headed. When Bulk acted up, Zack usually had to cool Jason down from doing something stupid. He certainly had an attitude to start with, but it seemed to die down. Kim's overbearing and overemotional personality remained though, only really starting to diminish late S2/early S3, when half the squad was transferred and she had to take a more mature lancer role to guide the newbies. Billy is overbearing and overemotional, just not in the traditional light people think of when they hear the word attitude. But Billy has a strong attitude and interest towards scientific pursuit, and often overreacts with too much emotion when an experiment went wrong, if calculations weren't correct, or if he got a B on a test... it's still an overemotional attitude. Trini though, doesn't fit any catagory of overemotional or overbearing attitude.
I might be barking up the wrong tree, but with media like the movie, and the wild west episode, after the power transfer it seems to be implied to me that the replacements of Rocky, Adam and Aisha were always supposed to be power rangers above Jason, Zack and Trini. It's just the show is a parallel universe where the former were enrolled in Stone Canyon instead of the latter, who were with Kim and Billy at Angel Grove at the time. Aisha has a more overbearing and overemotional attitude than Trini, maybe she was supposed to be the yellow ranger originally?
But then that means Adam was always supposed to be the black ranger over Zack. Zack has crazy amounts of personality and attitude, Adam was pretty much a blank slate until Zeo or Turbo.
Might be worth noting that Trini's actress Thuy Trang wasn't Trini's original actor. Audrey Dubois played Trini in the unaired pilot, who had a very apparent tomboyish personality, and fits Zordon's desires for an overbearing and overemotional attitude to the bone.
Why is it that whenever one or more of the rangers starts acting strangely, the others are all "This is weird, why are they not acting themselves?" - does it really never occur to someone that maybe just maybe the grand villains are behind it all? Especially after they've done the same thing multiple times in the past?
Probably because that would just inspire paranoia, and doesn't really work since people have their off days. I mean, say a Ranger had a bad day, or woke up grumpy or something and that makes them act a little strange. Nothing to do with villains in that case.
In the case of Power Rangers, particularly Mighty Morphin', it would make them Properly Paranoid, the big bad is out to get them so why not be paranoid about it.
How did Alpha Six get from Mirinoi to a warehouse crate in Angel Grove?
More importantly, what the hell was the postage cost?
Smuggled back in Bulk's briefcase some time prior to "Forever Red".
Which leads to the question, why the hell did Adam just... leave him there? Until he expressly needed him for something? Love the guy, but Adam's a jerk. :)
It's Alpha 6, the jive talkin' robot from Power Rangers Turbo. Note that when Alpha 6 got rebuilt it had Alpha 5's less annoying personality.
A vauge sense of the Prime Directive or something of that nature. Just because humanity has made First Contact and such doesn't mean we're ready to handle the level of tech required for an Alpha class robot- for all we know, he could be reverse-engineered to reveal enough Endenoian tech secrets for mankind to create Masked Riders, or actively manipulate the Morphing Grid the way the Command Center could, and humanity having ANY morphing grid tech is risky enough- I'm surprised no rouge government or terrorist has used it yet for personal gain. Adam just wanted to keep the little guy out of the wrong hands, now that there isn't a Power Chamber or Command Center to protect him. Adam is smart enough to notice that no ranger HQ lasts more than a year these days, so the idea that no place is safe but in hiding is a logical conclusion.
SPD would like to have a word with you for that entire spiel.
SPD was also hiding from the populace as a whole in 2007, so they support me in the "people not ready at that point" thing. Presumably humanity does something between 2007 and 2025 to gain formal recognition and equal status.
Why don't the villains ever think of breaking out, oh I don't know, a gun?!!! I don't mean the lasers that never really do damage, I'm talking about something like a machine gun. Then they could slaughter those pesky rangers in five seconds.
Jossed by Go-Onger, where one of the Banki is armed with a Gatling Gun.
Jossed many times before, in fact. There's been quite a few Super Sentai monsters that have used real guns; they've just always been changed to lasers in Power Rangers. Unless you want to continue believing that the Omega Ranger was catching "laser pellets".
And PR's had bullets too, sometimes (ironically, more used by good guys than by bad. What bugs me is this: when a Zord ejects giant shell casings, what happens down below? Who cleans up after every Delta Megazord fight?) However, I figure if you're immune to attacks that reduce buildings to rubble, you're Immune to Bullets too.
Even more Jossed by a Go-Onger episode in which human bad guys' bullets were shown bouncing off the suits.
They tend to take explosions to the face, and the worst that's happened is a visor cracked open. What are some bullets going to do in comparison? (Foregoing a cunning sniper shooting them through their exposed eyes when that happens.)
In Ninja Sentai Kakuranger, the Kitsune monster (used as "Katastrophe") did use a rifle, however this scene was cut because it showed her fighting the Kakurangers/Alien Rangers... and because she used a rifle.
Why is it that only some of the villains at the end of Countdown to Destruction were turned human, and the rest were turned to sand? It can't be because of "evilness", because the Heel-Face Turn Zeltrax was one of the ones dusted; it can't be because those who turned human were originally human, because again, that would count out Zeltrax, and while Rita survived, her brother Rito and father Master Vile were dusted.
Ecliptor, not Zeltrax (Zeltrax was in Dino Thunder, some years later). And we never actually saw Rito or Vile at the fight, IIRC. Finster, Baboo and Squatt were there, implying they dusted, though if Rita survived, they should have too...
Seemed to be the most human-looking who survived (and Zedd, 'cause he's just that beloved by fans.)
Those who we know survived were all the leading villains from their respective seasons. The only true 'Big Bad' to bite it was the clearly inhuman King Mondo, who had to share the position with Rita/Zedd...and a few years later, even he seems to have survived, albeit in inoperative form. Which is kind of strange, considering we saw him get dusted...
You mean in Forever Red? I think that was just a statue.
Rita was, apparently, a human being or at least half human—just because her father was an alien doesn't mean her mother was, since Andros said in In Space that humans evolved on more than one planet at a time (or, depending on how to interpret it, evolved elsewhere and colonized Earth). Either way, Rita was most likely human or at least half. Zedd used to be some kind of humanoid but was disfigured by the Zeo Crystal defense shield, for all we know he was whaever Andros' race was called. Maybe even Edenoian. Either way when his evil was taken away by the Z-wave he returned to his original state, not so much "turned human" as "healed of his injuries". Divatox we know was some kind of human, as she was likely Dimitria's sister and kidnapped from her home as a girl and raised by the United Alliance of Evil like Astronima (apparently Dark Spectre's army did that a lot, kind of like Hitler's plans to take Aryan children from conquered nations and give them to Nazi families during WWII). The rest were all either machines, monsters or aliens and therefore died. Rita no doubt still retained her magical powers and became a GOOD witch instead of an evil one, hence Magic Mother.
Just what happened to have Fowler Birdy so pissed off at Doggie Cruger? And why, if Birdy - the SPD Supreme Commander - was so mad at Doggie, was Doggie able to make it to the position of SPD Commander Earth Branch?
Birdy's an idiot. What more do you need?
But apparently not so dumb as to let his personal feelings in the matter interfere with his assignment.
My pet theory is that Birdie was a perfectly competent low-level bureaucrat who sort of stumbled into Supreme Commandership more or less by accident when Sirius was sacked, killing off the (presumably mostly-Sirian) upper brass. He's resentful toward Doggie because he's got something to prove. I rather imagine everyone in SPD thinks Kruger would have made a better Supreme Commander. (Indeed, he may even resent Doggie for not taking over as supreme commander, forcing him in over his head. I can easily imagine Kruger turning the job down, given the healthy dose of survivor's guilt he was carrying) Remember, when Doggie came to Earth, it was 2001 or so, so Earth would have been kinda the boondocks, a good place to stick someone who has too much pull to just get rid of.
Similarly, why did the Troobian Empire annihilate all of Sirius, but capture Isinya alive? What use did Omni have for her that not even Gruumm was allowed to know? And why wasn't Gruumm allowed to taunt Doggie with the fact that his wife was alive?
Sadistic bastards don't need no reason.
Why did A-Squad turn on the rest of the SPD? They said they wanted to be on the "winning team", but except for the Sirius disaster, there's not really any evidence that the Troobian Empire was having the SPD on the ropes.
Word of God says no, they were not brainwashed. Omni or Gruumm might have explained their plans to them and they thought it sounded good, or they might know something we don't. But Bridge thought there was something 'off' with their aura as early as the first episode.
If the Power Rangers knew where the bad guys were stationed (and most of the teams did seem to learn, sometime or later), then why do they wait until the baddies are on the brink of total victory to finally stop them? Why don't they storm the baddies' headquarters and take them out before then?
Because that would be a short series? Besides, Rule 4 or so of the MMPR rules (one of the lesser known ones) was "use your powers to defend, never attack", so it's possibly a heroes code thing which stuck.
Wouldn't that fall under "Never escalate a battle unless (Big Bad) forces you"?
Alternatively, they don't have anyone to do recon, so they can't make sure there's a manageable number of monsters there before they attack, rather than taking the monsters on one-on-one as they come.
In some cases they also likely didn't have the resources to attack the base.
Take Ninja Storm for example. A large spaceship and the rangers have no zords capable of space flight. How do you propose they launch a successful attack? Cam was able to board it with the Dragonforce vehicle, but it didn't pack enough power to attack en masse.
S.P.D. While they knew the location of Grumm's ship, the only space worthy vehicles they had were the S.W.A.T flyers and possibly a couple of shuttles that were likely not designed for combat anyway. Five zords against a ship of that size are not good odds.
Because they'd get beaten, badly. Half the time the Rangers have to struggle against even the monsters of the week and the Big Bads are FAR more powerful than any of those.
That's another thing I don't get: supposedly, the powers of every Ranger team has some ties to the mysterious "Morphing Grid" introduced in the first series, but how is that possible? I know SPDHandwaved their connection as having been developed from past Ranger morphing technology, but other than that, none of the powers from around PRiS to then were acknowledged on-screen as having the connection (with some, like with Lightspeed Rescue, being completely man-made). Was the Morphing Grid thing just a huge retcon to keep all the series in continuity?
The local equivalent of midiclorians? :) Seriously, a connection the Morphin Grid is required to morph. That simple, retcon or not. How Miss Fairweather managed to get a functional grid connection or six going is admittedly a mystery, though to be fair she IS the Tech Genius.
I'm not too familiar with this plot point, but it isn't much of a stretch of the imagination that the inventors of technology-based morphs simply invented devices that tap into the Morphing Grid (after all, someone had to invent the original tech), or devices that only appear to function similar to the other Rangers but don't actually use the Morphing Grid.
I think it's like the Speed Force in the DCU. It's the source of power for all heroes who morph from one form to another, and individual teams' origins are simply how they got access to it.
Actually it's been implied that the villains rely on it as much as the rangers.
All rangers using the Morphing Grid is a very common misconception the Zeo Rangers used the Zeo Crystal which is a source of power rather then a way of drawing power from the Morphing Grid.
Wrong; the Operation Overdrive episode "Once a Ranger" confirmed that every generation of Ranger, both past, present, and future, had their power tied directly into the Morphing Grid, regardless of their supposed source; OO had the Rangers' powers man-made, exactly like those in Lightspeed Rescue, and yet when Rita's and Zedd's son (...eewww) destroyed the Morphing Grid, he did it with the intention of preventing all rangers from morphing forever, and the Overdrive Rangers weren't able to morph, as a result. Hell, despite the "Mother of all Good Magic" being Rita Repulsa, the Mystic Force rangers used magic to morph and call their zords, and they're still considered to be tying into the Morphing Grid, when doing so. So yes, the intent is pretty much that the Grid is like the Speed Force, with all Rangers getting their powers to morph from there, regardless of the supposed "source". Which brings up another question: Does this mean that the Masked Rider got his powers from the Morphing Grid, too?
Once A Ranger only confirmed that the rangers that were in that episode (and by extension their teammates) used the Morphing Grid, thats only 48 out of 95 rangers which is barely over 50% and doesn't include the Zeo Rangers it's hardly proof.
Well, we know SPD and Dino Thunder use it, for one. If SPD uses it, then by extention we can assume Time Force used it. Plus, the display of the Morphing Grid in Once a Ranger was the transformation sequence background- implying that anyone with a trandformation sequence uses the Grid.
Um, so does that mean that the random Jungle from Jungle Fury, The green swish in Wild Force, The black empty space in Zeo, The random volcano they teleport into in Dino Thunder, and The...place Cam teleports into in Ninja Storm, are all inside the Morphing grid?
That is the most reasonable explanation for it, yes.
That doesn't change the fact that the Zeo Crystal's power increases over time, while the Morphing Grid requires the struggle either between Zordon and Zedd specifically, or good and evil in general just to maintain it's power. If the Zeo Rangers did use the Morphing Grid it was in addition to the Zeo Crystal.
Thing is, considering that we're shown that the morphing sequences happen in the Grid, that means that by using the Zeo Crystals, they ARE in a way using their power- by hooking them up to a morpher, the Zeo power is routed through the grid, which converts it from raw magical energy into armor, weapons, and physical enhancements usable by humans. Its not like two batteries, but like a DC power source and an AC converter. The original morphers used a separate power source routed through the grid, too- the Power Coins, if you'll recall.
Simplest answer: The Zeo Crystal itself gets it's power from the Morphing Grid.
Also, Thrax's attack only severed the connection to the Morphing Grid and only encompassed Earth and thus left at least 18 rangers with their power intact, even if he intended to stop all rangers forever he failed miserably even before Sentinel Knight intervened.
It severed the Overdrive Rangers' connections, not the grid in general.
I was under the impression, that after In Space humankind made contact with with a whole bunch of alien species, therefore gaining a whole bunch of technology, including access to the morphing grid. This also explains where the space station from Lost Galaxy comes from.
My take on the Morphing Grid is that it's basically a giant hammerspace if you will, where all the ranger gear is stored, from suits to weapons. Morphers link to the grid to allow rangers to access their gear and different morphers use different power sources to make this possible. We've seen more than a few ranger powers that are very clearly powered by different sources, such as the power coins, the dino gems, the animal crystals, the quasar sabres, etc. If I may use an analogy here, think of the Morphing Grid as a place you want to go. The Morpher is the car you use to get there and the power source, such as the Zeo Crystal, is the fuel that makes the car run.
It seems my theory was more or less right. In RPM, Dr K talks about the discovery of an electric energy field that when maniplulated, led to the creation of the RPM ranger gear. Presumably this energy field is the morphing grid. And it's clear that the grid is not the power source, because this episode shows that the RPM rangers have a fairly limited amount of energy, likely due to a relatively primitive power source.
If you watch all of the Zordon series, and what Dr. K said in RPM, it becomes fairly obvious: the Morphing Grid is what K called a "bioenergy field", apparently it is, as Zedd said, created by living beings—specifically by the duality of good beings and evil ones. All morphers, and yeah that'd probably include Masked Rider, drew energy from the grid in the same way that your house draws energy from a power grid: the Zeo Crystal lets you morph into a Zeo Ranger, the RPM Morpher lets you become an RPM Ranger, whatever the hell Dex uses to activate his Ectophase lets him become a Masked Rider...but they all draw on the same, all-pervasive energy source. Just like your computer, your TV and your light bulbs all do completely, wildly different things with wildly different technologies of all types...but they all draw energy from some coal plat somewhere. Sor the Morphing Grid is exactly what it sounds like, a power grid that fuels whatever machine you hook up to it. Really the Zeo Crystals are a perfect example—the Zeo Power itself grows stronger, but accessing it means morphing, and thus the Morphing Grid. The weapons, armor, Zords become stronger but without the Grid they're useless...just like your computer is more powerful than a calculator but without a wall socket to plug it in it's worthless. TL;DR—the Morphing Grid is just what it sounds like, a universal power grid that lets you morph. Hence they specify the Zeo Powers, Turbo Powers, RPM Powers, Ectophase et al instead of just saying "Morphing Grid Powers", the same way you would specify a computer, TV and light bulb instead of just saying "the power grid".
It can be assumed that the Morphing Grid is what converts the raw energy of whatever the power source is and turns it into the suits and weapons devised for the Rangers. I imagine it is probably not that much different than the premise of VR Troopers, where they create something in virtual reality and had the technology to materialize it into the real world. Ranger suits, weapons and other devices are created, they are linked to the power source and then use the properties of the Morphing Grid to give them instant access to those devices without having to lug them around everywhere. It's been shown that the Rangers can use some of the weapons and devices without being morphed, which indicate they exist without needing to be in Ranger form.
Why does SPD and Time Force put their criminals in suspended animation? Do they not believe in rehabilitation in the future? And if so, why even freeze them, in the first place? Why not kill them off, thus avoiding a potential escape?
In SPD at least, villains weren't in suspended animation. They were trapped in high-tech cards but were still quite capable of motion and speech within them.
To be fair, given real life police forces, this is probably reasonable.
Well, all the criminals we saw the Dekarangers fight were mass-murderers who had already earned the death sentence.
That was always thrown in to justify it. How many times was it, "You're charged with the standard-issue monster antics from this episode, and fifty thousand murders we've never seen fit to mention before that there's no way you're Badass enough to have committed with your single power and the mech you bought yesterday! JUDGMENT!" (Judgment time! Dun-dunnn!)
We also see criminals imprisoned in non-card form. It seems likely that the cards are only for short-term confinement
In Time Force they don't believe the Mutants can be rehabilitated and they should be glad that they just don't kill them in the first place. It's part of reason why Ransik does what he does.
Well, not quite. I'm sure that there are a bunch of mutants out there protesting the freezing of mutants. Ransik is not one of them. He just uses racism towards mutants as an excuse to do what he does.
In the source material for most of the series, it is explained the transformation happens in a millisecond.
It does happen occasionally. Astro Megazord's debut springs to mind. Then you've got Omega Megazord from Lightspeed, which combines in orbit, so land-based demons never get near it.
Watch a Zord sequence they don't feel like putting stock footage in. All that happens is the Zords glow their respective colors and teleport into the same spot, creating a Megazord. It happens fairly quickly as well. The Transformation sequence is just eye candy.
Where did Lord Zedd go? They brought back Rita as "Mystic Mother" in Power Rangers Mystic Force and his and her son in Power Rangers Operation Overdrive, but the only mention of him was with the latter, who only commented on how "weak" he was for turning good. And how the hell did Rita become the Goddess of All Good Magic, anyway?
I don't think Mystic Mother is meant to actually be the same person, just someone who bears a striking resemblance to Rita.
Actually, that IS meant to be Rita.
Well, it's clear the writers intended it to be Rita (the "headache" line), but as far as I know there's no evidence supplied other than that, and the Mystic Mother doesn't look anything like the Rita last seen in P Ri S (though she does look like the season 1 Rita, as the same actress played both character). It's just easier continuity-wise to say it's not Rita...but maybe her mother?
So Udonna's line "In the past, she was known as Rita" doesn't count, then?
Do keep in mind that the ending of Mystic Force was written/filmed around the time Machiko Soga, the actress who played both Rita and the Mystic Mother in the Super Sentai source footage, died. She was written to be Rita as a sort of combination of Actor Allusion, Mythology Gag, Fanservice and a Shout-Out, as a memorial to the actress. I'd say MST3K Mantra, but this is a headscratcher, so...
Rita was turned into a good person, but retained her powers, so she simply turned them to good. Its not that complicated. Just like Tommy turned the Green Ranger powers to good when he got them. Magic in Power Rangers is just another tool, it can be used by anyone with magical ability, and how it's used varies depending on their own alignment. Remember that sorcerer in Mystic Force who was good but became evil, or the A-Squad rangers? Rita/Mystic Mother is that but in reverse. But for all that I really can't imagine where Zedd went.
According to the Super Legends game, human-Zedd became an arcaeologist. Whether you consider the game canon or not could make this a moot point, but it's the best and only thing they've offered so far.
While we're on the subject of disappearing villains, whatever happened to Lokar, anyhow? Sometime between the first two seasons, they just forgot he existed.
In the original source material (Zyuranger), Lokar (who was actually supposed to be Satan himself) was defeated during the second and final battle. This is the footage that was spliced into the two-part "Doomsday" episode, which was Lokar's last appearance. In the U.S. episode, we don't actually see him destroyed on-screen, but since he never came back after that, it's reasonable to assume that the Ultrazord killed him.
Lack of footage killed him. There is a rumour that the Bloom of Doom (a Zyu2 monster) had a zord fight instead of being blown up by the Power Cannon, and Lokar would have appeared to increase the monster's power - however, it was never shown.
Here's a few from the first few seasons that used to bother me (and still do):
Forgoing the obvious "why does the monster always attack Angel Grove" and "how is Angel Grove rebuilt every week" one that bugs me is simply "why does anyone even live in Angel Grove any more?" I mean, you can only love a town so much...after a few weeks of getting stepped on, laser blasted, or killed by friendly fire when the monster blows up, Angel Grove should be a ghost town. (most of the later series avoid this by having it take place on a space station, underwater colony, etc, where there isn't anywhere else to go)
Simple answer, because the town is populated solely by complete idiots.
Answered by Ninja Storm: "Ever wonder why house prices are so low?"
London did not empty out during the Blitz, did it? No matter how bad a city gets pounded, short of a massive organized evacuation or complete urban destruction and block leveling people are always going to live in it. There are several reasons for this, such as attachment to their childhood homes, lousy house prices meaning they won't get a good deal for their properties, nearby jobs, more stubborn relatives who are unwilling to leave who they don't want to abandon, etc...
And why do the Rangers have secret identities when Rita and Zedd already know who they are?
No particular reason, they just don't want to receive the credit along with the fame and fortune they should receive for saving the friggin' world so many times. (Imbeciles...)
One of the rules is no using the powers for personal gain. Fame and fortune counts.
What kind of sadist would draft people into saving the world and not let them have credit for it? Quite honestly, I'm glad Zordon died, he was just plain mean to the innocent rangers. In fact, I would've just said "screw you" and then stolen my Power Coin after so many times of not getting my richly deserved rewards.
Good luck with that. You're braver than me, stealing technology you barely understand from an ancient wizard who can send superheroes to beat you up, while also putting yourself in the crosshairs of an alien empire bent on destroying humanity and you. I'm sure that won't end with a hilarious Death by Materialism ending.
Well, being known for being Rangers would put an end to a normal life, though I suppose it'd be no different from what any celebrity has to live with... of course, they'd also suffer what we saw at the beginning of The Incredibles. (Seriously, if everyone knew who the Rangers were, what do you think would happen the first time the Megazord got knocked into a building, crushing it? Maybe there's a reason the only teams to reveal their identities either had some official standing or were run by a guy with more money than Lex Luthor.)
Personally, if people complained about the property damage that I did saving their butts weekly, I'd just let one of the giant monsters rampage until they came to me on hands and knees begging for my return. Then I'd save them but every time even one person complained, I'd just lead the monster to them and watch. (Hey, I never claimed to be moral)
...And that's why you're not a Power Ranger.
Well besides the fact that it was one of Zordon's rules, Technically only the Mighty Morphers, the Zeos, the Turbos, and the Spacers were forced to follow those rules. In Galaxy and beyond are mostly idiots because they didn't need to follow Zordon's rules. However, there were obvious exceptions. The Lightspeed Rescue Rangers and the SPD rangers were public servants and therefore a secret identity was null and void. Chances are this would apply to the Time Force Rangers in their original time period. As for the Operation Overdrive Rangers who's identities were also public... uh.... Since they're more so Treasure Hunters than they are public servants, I have no excuse for this one. I'm gonna assume that they were the only smart ones
I can understand the whole "don't want to become infected with pride by the celebrity status" explanation as a reason for keeping identities secret (and keep in mind that in "In Space" the villains really didn't know their identities so there was a very good reason for keeping their identities secret) but what about when the song and dance of having to keep their identities secret leads to a huge tactical disadvantage in saving the world? In one episode Rita uses her knowledge of the rangers' identities to her advantage when she frames them at school so they would be stuck in detention while she sent her monsters to destroy the world. Luckily for them the principal had to leave and Bulk and Skull were morons who Zack could trick very easily but what if the principal stayed the entire time? Would they have simply let the world be destroyed by the ranger clones while they were stuck in detention? Or would they have said "screw the secret identity thing, Earth needs us now!" and morphed in front of everyone?
There's probably an element of It's Not You, It's My Enemies involved, too. (Mike in Samurai - I think it's Mike, anyway - even invokes this when he tells his friends he can't hang out with them for a while until his training's complete.)
There is the fact that they're MINORS.If their parents knew they could put a stop to them being Rangers. They could also be liable for some serious property damage if anyone wanted to sue.
This is a question about the toy line, not necessarily the TV series: why is it that the Power Rangers Jungle Fury toys don't have a summary of the show on the packaging? Every single Power Ranger line up 'til then has had at least a little blurb explaining in brief what was going on with the figures and the zords and whatnot, but Jungle Fury doesn't. Considering that the toys invariably come out some months before the show, wouldn't it be a bit counterproductive to drop the blurb from the packaging? It's like... Midway not providing bios for the characters in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon; how can you get into a show or a game or whatnot and become a loyal fan if your first exposure to it doesn't have a summary of what's going to happen to get you hooked?
I figure that the buyer is expected to see the show first and then want the toy, even though the toys are placed in advance. And the blurbs, when they had 'em, are often taken from before some things were finalized... I've never seen one that wasn't at least sorta inaccurate, and some were "What show were they watching?!" inaccurate.
Also, Bandai was extremely cheap when it came to the Disney-era Power Rangers. Notice that they only barely brought over the actual Megazord toys from Japan after SPD. The main Megazords from Operation Overdrive, Jungle Fury and RPM were inferior redesigns, with the former upsized and latter two downsized. (The Deluxe Jungle Pride and Jungle Fury Megazords did make it over relatively unscathed.)
In the first season, why did the heroes even listen to Zordon's stupid rules? It's not like he had any power to enforce them, and violating them would make winning so much easier.
Because its freakin obvious that as the person who GAVE them their powers that he can take them away. He even explicitly said breaking any of the rules would result in them losing the protection of the power.
He showed some impressive magical power when needed to, and has some control over the Command Center's technology. And who knows what someone like him might've prepared in case he gave the wrong person the Ranger gear? I... wouldn't screw with the guy just because he doesn't advertise what he could do to you if you really pushed him.
Because they're the good guys.
Consider that when Zordon first gave them the original morphers, they just materialized on their waists. One would assume that the big-floating-head-in-a-tube could just as easily pull the reverse switch, thereby enforcing the rules.
Also consider that now you've just made yourself an enemy of both the Power Rangers (and their allies) and the United Alliance of Evil, who will, without fail, try to kill you. So basically its about the stupidest possible option when the other ("follow the goddamn rules") would at worst bother you a little.
This was probably why they were goody-two-shoes in the first place—Zordon didn't want to risk Rangers running off and doing their own thing.
Why would the United Alliance of Evil treat you as an enemy? They are tv evil who instead of wondering if you had chronic backstabbing sydrome would congratulate you on your attempt. Heck I seem to remember at least once case where Rita betrayed Zedd and instead of stuffing her back in the trash finally gave her some respect.
I remember in one of the comics where the Rangers were acting selfish and such, Zordon got pissed and did exactly that, saying that he gave them their powers and he can take them away.
The real answer is they just didn't, if Zordon had the ability to retrieve coins from people he'd given them to the Green Ranger saga makes a lot less sense. Forget not taking it from Tommy when it became an issue, why/how was the coin lost in the first place? He certainly makes it sound more like it was "misplaced" than stolen by Rita ten thousand years ago.
Is it just me, or is Jungle Karma Pizza seriously understaffed? We've got three Power Rangers, their mentor, and Fran. And Fran and the Rangers got hired in the pilot, so it was just R.J. before that. Is it just me, or does R.J. need to hire some more people, preferably ones who don't have to take an extra-long lunch break to defend the city?
RJ could have had staff before then that had all been fired before the pilot. Real-life managers have done weirder things.
Brilliance! He fired them all to bring the rangers and him together! And give them an HQ. And make a killing on pizza, wait what?
Why does everybody who builds a giant, universe-defending robot break it into three to six smaller, worthless robots that have no purpose but to combine into the main 'bot (with the occasional exception of the Red and/or sixth ranger's)? Why not just make the giant robot?
The smaller robots are far from worthless; a good deal of them can attack the giant Monster of the Week on their own, or perform mass rescue operations. The question is, why they don't use the smaller robots to wear the monster down before switching to the giant robot for the finishing blow, instead of risking destroying all the robots by combining them the moment they're summoned?
And because the show's only 22 minutes long; the few episodes of MMPR that had the individual Zords attacking either had to cut time out of the civilian scenes, lessen the time spent fighting the monster beforehand, have the smaller zords be immediately taken out so that have to combine, or once combined, just finish the monster off with the Final Sword/Cannon/whatever. I believe on multi-parters they're given the freedom to do so without any pacing problems, though.
I assumed that the individual zords are probably faster than a fully combined Megazord. After all, animals on four legs, birds, cars and jets tend to move faster than a humanoid on two legs. So they summon them individually so they'll arrive on the scene faster rather tbe stuck waiting for the Megazord to stroll over.
Worth noting: In In Space, the Rangers do keep their Megazords combined. Makes things easier.
See it this way, there is no guarantee that there will be just one Monster of the Week, the five rangers will be present in time to fight or it will play fair. it's not for sure that they will need their zords in just one place at the same time. having each ranger a Zord for themselves that combine into a stronger megazord, let's them be prepared for more than one scenario. Also, it easier to storage that way. in some cases, like RPM, it's because they have more than one combination.
Why are the Rangers' outfits more or less high-tech spandex? I mean, its fellow Tokusatsu show Kamen Rider sometimes has up to a dozen Riders at once, with multiple "modes" each, and every single one of them has the full works of armor: breastplate, shin guards and gauntlets, etc. Only a small handful of Rangers have anything close to that.
IT IS NOT SPANDEX...and since it can take explosions without damage, and falling from 100-ft robots without killing them, likely the word "forcefield" comes to mind.
True, but if they both did that, how would you tell the Rangers from the Riders?
Simple: the Riders have cooler transformation sequences and tend to stay solo, attacking each other almost twice as much as they team up to face off against some third party evil. The Rangers have the Humongous Mecha and work as a team.
That, and they'd have the English language...
Oy, this answer should be obvious! Remember the Power Rangers Movie? Same Rangers, but with ARMOUR! Now Ladies and gents, what was the difference between the Movie and the series? the movie had a budget! Therefore, they always wore armour but obviously the TV series didn't have the cash to give them armor in every episode. Therefore, they "high-tech Spandex" is armour. We're supposed to pretend it's armour. suspension of disbelief and all that. I mean seriously, are we seriously supposed to believe that spandex survived all that? It's obviously supposed to be armor that the producers were too cheap to provide.
Or its special spandex. And the movie is in its own continuity. So that means nothing.
That and it's pretty much tradtion by now.
Speaking of which, why was the Metallic Armor basically the same suits but shinier, when they had the perfectly good movie suits to use as a Mid-Season Upgrade? The same goes for the new Ninja Ranger outfits that were nowhere near as cool as the Ninjetti outfits. (Come to think of it, they also changed the Piranhatron outfits between the Turbo movie and the show, but the show Piranhatron outfits were cooler... well, IMHO, anyway.)
20th Century Fox owns the right to the movie props. They didn't have access to the movie suits or the Ninjetti suits. Also apparently the movie suits were a pain in the ass.
Um...I have to object to the budget angle; the Kamen Rider franchise has had a similar budget in the past, but they've always had intricate armor for the Riders; some of them had a literal legion of Riders, usually with their own secondary form each. So obviously it can be done. And if it was just a budget issue, then they could just go with the standard breastplate and bracers that they give the original Green Ranger, the White Ranger, the White Dino Ranger, the Shadow Ranger, etc.
Kamen Rider generally doesn't have mechs, whereas Power Rangers/Super Sentai (since Zyuranger) always has at least six. That's going to eat up a fair chunk of the budget.
Comparing Ranger suits to Rider armor is missing the point. It doesn't look like Rider armor because it isn't Rider armor, one may as well ask why a suit of chain mail doesn't look like a suit of full plate. The question is why it looks the way it does, and my guess would be it's for mobility. Rangers generally tend to use more agile/high-flying fighting styles than Kamen Riders.
The reason is that the movie suits already fell apart during the time the movie was taken. The crew had to pause several takes because the armor was about to fall apart and had to be re-applied or patched up otherwise. Imagine trying to film a conversation where you are a Klingon, but your rubber forehead keeps falling off...
That, and the movie suits were made out of PVC over metal plates. They were heavy, bulky, uncomfortable, as mentioned above, actually very fragile. They were so hard to move in and use that they were forced to use professional stuntmen as opposed to the regular actors in them simply for the sake of safety and since the TV show made use of Japanese Stock Footage, which didn't have suits like that.
There's also the fact that the movie was produced by Fox, and they likely retain some of the rights to the suits and props used in the movie. I know the rat suits got reused later in the series, But nothing else seems to have.
No regular actors, with the exception of Johnny Yong Bosch, whose suit-actor was injured during a difficult stunt. Johnny's so Badass, he did all his own stunts, including in the Ranger suit.
There is still a fairly big difference between the Kamen Rider suits and the MMPR movie suits. Kamen rider suits (not trying to raise any blood pressure here) generally look like large chucks of fiberglass shells placed around the body, it looks like armor but doesn't exactly have a cinematic quality to them. The MMPR movie suits still had a "spandex" look to them but had additional armor-like pieces interwoven so they looked somewhat protective. As mentioned those suits looked fantastic but were rather fragile and exceptionally heavy (exact numbers vary, but just for reference the basic suit was about 25 lbs. and the White Ranger suit was about 40 lbs. because of the chest shield).
It certainly started as a budgetary issue, and then became tradition. The "Kamen Rider shows have many Riders" argument doesn't quite work because early Kamen Rider shows did not have many Riders (this trend started on the "new" shows, from the last 15 years or so), or even one Rider with varying forms (this started with Black RX, from the late 80s, which had three forms, but a single Rider). By the time the original tokusatsu shows got a good enough budget to afford a full team of armoured individuals, the look of a super sentai hero was already ingrained enough that it wasn't really something they ever bothered doing outside of the eventual mid-season power-up adding some armour to the spandex suit. It's also worth noting that even Rider suits were more "spandex-y" at the beginning, growing more and more elaborate over time, showing the evolution of their ability to actually make such a suit usable in the kind of acrobatics they use for fighting.
Why wasn't the Gold Zeo subcrystal hidden in the Caves of Deception with the rest of the Zeo Crystal?
The answer is simple: it wasn't hidden because it was in use.
Actually, the energy readings being the same was established, but a sixth sub-crystal wasn't. It seems it's coincidence that the power sources give the same energy readings to the Rangers' Everything Sensor, and the similarity between the Zeo suits and the unrelated Gold Ranger is down to similar power sources. Or the original Zeo Crystal wasn't the only one.
The Gold Ranger had the five Super Zeo Gems with him, what they likely detected was that power not his staff.
No, he didn't; the Super Zeo Gems turned up much later. They didn't come with the staff, they weren't on Pyramidas and Trey didn't hand them over before he left for Triforia, so they can't have been with him at the time or on the ship. He only gave the rangers the Gems when he'd returned to Triforia, ergo the most likely explanation is that the Gems had been on Triforia until then. As to the power source for the Gold Ranger's Power, it must be the Staff, which is fair; it's basically his version of a Zeoniser.
Just who is the Phantom Ranger? Did he really have a purpose in Power Rangers Turbo? Except for his contribution of Artillatron and falling for one of the female rangers, he was pretty much useless and irritatingly mysterious.
Word of God says that he's the souls of all fallen Power Rangers, inhabiting a cybernetic body. Or as some people put it, he's a robot filled with ghosts.
The Carranger counterpart was the VRV Master and showed up in like 3 episodes. He wasn't considered a Ranger in that series but had a somewhat Ranger-like appearance so Turbo used him as the Sixth Ranger. They never really explained him in either Turbo or in Space but in some way his presense did help to establish the larger "intergalactic" Ranger community that became important for in Space.
Especially in the earlier seasons, why didn't the Rangers just take out their cool giant robots and just crush the monster before Rita super-sized him?
It was against one of Zordon's rules; specifically, "Never escalate a battle unless Rita/Zedd forces you."
I believed it was specified somewhere that part of the whole "defend, not attack" rule was that they don't escalate the battle without due cause. Still, one of my favorite moments of the first season was when Jason was stuck somewhere else and the other four were being wasted by the Green Ranger, they actually turned the Megazord on him. The Green Ranger thought he stood a chance and boldly attacked them anyway, but his energy blast was easily redirected.
It's a waste of good mecha; it'd be a pathetic Ranger team that couldn't beat a single normal-sized monster without giant robots. And if they did it all the time it wouldn't have been nearly as funny when Natsuki did it (Bouken 21).
Turbo once called out the Megazord because they couldn't touch the current monster in its normal size, but being that the monster was dependant on light and was still normal size, all they actually used was the Megazords shadow to defeat him.
Why would it be a waste? The heroes should probably have noticed that they will have to take out their robots anyway when Rita inevitably super-sized the monster. It would have made victory a breeze if they would've just tried this.
Overkill. it's a Dictionary word. Look it up.
Plus, gas prices being what they are, refueling a Megazord? That can't be easy on the bank account...
True, but what about the organic zords?
Can you imagine the size of the pooper scooper you'd need?
So just have the animal zords do all the work because the rangers are too lazy? They probably have a limited amount of energy and need to rest between battles. Summoning them every time a putty/cog/pirhanatron etc shows up would probably begin to stray into animal cruelty.
There are no "organic" zords. They're all machines, some are just cyborgs (e.g, the RPM Zords, the Galactizords). Logically they have some kind of limitations that prevent this, and considering that the Zords can run out of power (even the Mighty Morphin' Megazord did in one battle against the Green Ranger while he was evil) they likely don't want to waste that power on something so trivial when they have more than enough weapons to take care of it. Also frankly they'd look like pussies, and the other ranger teams would laugh at them.
A lot of Zords aren't machines (take Mystic Force, where they're the Rangers, for starters. As for the organic ones, Galactabeasts are altogether organic (in a PR rubber suit sorta way) before "Zord Transform!" happens. They basically morph just like the Rangers.
It wouldn't work. There is nothing in any episodes that suggest individual monsters are in anyway weaker than individual rangers. In fact given that most of them are winning four, five and six on one fights they are probably superior physically. Rangers have on multiple occasions been shown leaping from the ground into their zords and unless the zords were keyed to "Ranger" and that's why Green Ranger was able to get into the Megazord there doesn't seem to be any reason why the regular monsters couldn't do that. And inversely they probably don't usually waste a lot of time trying to squash the rangers because as hilarious as it would be to watch them try rangers are pretty quick.
Why did Adam think Alpha 6 would know how to repair the Morphing Grid? As far as we know Alpha has created exactly 0 rangers on the other hand Ninjor created 17 rangers. Ninjor created the 6 Dino Power Coins, the 6 Ninja Power Coins, and gave the Alien Rangers their Battle Borgs and thus probably created their powers as well. 6+6+5 is 17.
In point of fact, its outright states that Zordon adapted his Power Ranger tech from Ninjor's magic coins, and logically the later human-made Morphers were based on Zordon's designs, so its actually rather likely Ninjor directly or indirectly created lal of the rangers or led to their creation with the exception of the Zeo Rangers, Galaxy Rangers and Wild Force. Maybe Jungle Fury, since it was never clear if those powers were magical spirits or technology. So it's more like "a shitload" instead of 17.
Alpha 6 may not have created any rangers,but thats exactly what the Alpha robots can do.Furthermore Alpha 6 did work in the command center for a while.Zordon wouldn't leave the rangers without have a compatent replacement should their be problems with the morphing grid.
I realize this applies equally to every Monster of the Week show and that Failure Is the Only Option, but isn't there at least a Hand Wave or something? Why don't the bad guys ever get two or three (or forty...) giant monsters and just beat the stuffing out of everyone?
They do every so often, it's just that all it does at best is prolong the fight a little. Conservation of Ninjutsu, indeed.
I don't think they ever talk about it in-show, but the times where they do send out many monsters to attack the Rangers at one (the Zedd-Rita seasons had a number of these), they were able to be beaten down individually, whereas in their original appearances (episodes of this kind almost always reused old monsters rather than introduced new ones), they were a threat to the entire team combined. It's either because when the monsters are revived, they are less powerful and may have lost their "special attacks" (I remember the Pumpkin Rapper was a bit of a wuss when he return). Why they don't use multiple new monsters at once is due to budget (real life) and allocation of resources (in-show); Finster seemed to take eons to create a new monster, as Rita was always seen being impatient that they weren't ready yet.
In Time Force, reviewer Linkara actually justifies Ransik's inactivity by saying that releasing more than one monster might lead to a leadership revolt. Or as he put it, "Why should we follow your orders if we outnumber you 100 to 1?"
In Ninja Storm, Lothor attempts this, but one of his henchmen explains that he couldn't grow multiple monsters because "you didn't pay for the memory upgrade".
Apparently the more monsters the weaker they are. Maybe whatever energy source the villains tap into can only give so much energy and if there is more than one monster the energy has to divide itself?
Also in Ninja Storm, Lothor was probably sacrificing his army on purpose to overflow the Abyss of Evil. After he succeeded, he had no problem with using his entire army at once against three Rangers. I am led to believe that Lothor was Obfuscating Stupidity the whole season.
I thought that was exactly the explanation the last two episodes gave.
Obviously not official canon, but in a kid's magazine there was the explanation that if they used ten monsters or so, the Rangers would just inevitably gain some new weapons or zords that would be more than capable of taking out ten monsters at once. Obviously a bit of lampshading at the fact that the rangers always seem to get new weapons just when they really need them.
Might not be lampshading, but an aspect of the Morphing Grid. If its created by the struggle between Zedd and Zordon, or presumably, whomever the good guy and bad guy are this year, then it logically follows that if one side gets stronger without bothering to upset the balance beforehand by eliminating the other side's source, something "coincidental" will happen to ensure that power levels remain equal.
This would be a brilliant way to explain Zordon's "don't escalate the conflict" rule discussed above.
In the similar show Masked Rider (an Amarican adaptation/macekre of Kamen Rider Black RX), which is also made by Saban, the Big Bad Count Dregon gets a suggestion to unleash all of his monsters at once. He dismisses the idea, saying that all of those monsters loose at the same time would be too much for even him to control. So there you go.
On several occasions they send a shitton of monsters at once. But usually by this time the rangers are too powerful for that. For example during Rita and Zedd's wedding they sent a bunch of season one monsters...after the Rangers had upgraded to more powerful Zords. It wasn't pretty. Put another way, it would be like sending a million WWI Biplanes to fight one F-22 Raptor...the best you can hope for is that he runs out of bullets and missiles.
It bugs me that they could have saved all of us years of bitching about continuity issues in Forever Red by having Carter say something like 'Oh yeah, Lightspeed has been building new morphers for older teams in case of emergencies'. You instantly resolve all present and future issues with Rangers returning with powers.
Technically none of the powers used in Forever Red were ever stated to have been destroyed. Only two powers were apparently damaged during the series.
Red Mighty Morphin' powers: Damaged by the destruction of the Thunderzords, but as we saw in Always a Chance, the original coins are still intact. May have gone through some repairs though.
OBJECTION! May the record state that during the Orb of Doom arc immediately before the Alien Rangers miniseries, Master Vile used said arc to transform the Rangers and most other adults into children. In the immediate aftermath, Billy invented a machine which uses the Ranger's Power Coins as a power source which can reverse the Orb's effects. Billy is able to revert himself back into adult form, but before he can use it on the others, the device is captured by Goldar. Immediately thereafter, Lord Zedd and Rita use their wands to destroy the Power Coins contained within. It is this event which prompts the Rangers to begin searching for the Zeo Crystal in order to restore their powers.
OVERRULED! The Power Coins, Rita and Zedd destroyed, were the Ninja Power Coins, not the Dino Power Coins. Furthermore, the Tyrannosaurus Power Coin that was being used by Rocky durring the aforementioned destruction of the Thunder Zords was a duplicate of Jason's and thus it is likely Jason's coin had already been disconnected from the Red Dragon Zord and was thus unaffected by its destruction (thereby explaining why Jason didn't have any trouble sustaining his morph).
OBJECTION! At what point was it stated that Rocky's coin was a duplicate of Jason's? There would have been no reason for there to be a duplicate coin; Jason wasn't going to need one, at least not back in the MMPR days.
It's never stated it's shown during "The Power Transfer", To be fair, the characters consistently call it a transfer, so its possible that Jason's coin was depowered in the process. But, then that brings us back to why Jason doesn't have any trouble staying in morph in Forever Red since he'd have to be using the coin that got damaged during "Ninja Quest".
Actually, watching "The Power Transfer" shows at least one Ranger (I believe Zack) has a Power Morpher on their belt buckle with no coin in it. Therefore it can be assumed the coins were transferred, not duplicated. The episode is "The Power Transfer", not "The Power Duplication".
The "it wasn't the dino coins that were destroyed" explanation is enough to justify Jason's powered status in Forever Red, though.
First of all the episodes were called The Power Transfer, not the Coin Transfer. Nothing is stated about coins being transferred. It's entirely likely that Jason, Zack and Trini still had their coins, but they just had no power in, because they had transferred it to Rocky, Adam and Aisha's new coins that Zordon constructed (I guess?) It's not too different to transferring data from a memory stick to one CPU to another, but still keeping the empty memory stick after.
Secondly this issue of how Jason could morph in Forever Red needs a bigger deconstruction, and a focus of two key events in Power Ranger history: Tommy losing his green ranger powers in the Green Candle, and Zordon's sacrifice at the end of In Space. During the power transfer we have Jason, Trini and Zack pass their powers onto Rocky, Adam and Aisha. The reason the former are still morphed is because that's what little energy they have left during their decreasing morphed state. It's the same reason Tommy remained in his green ranger outfit for a little while, even though he had passed his coin and power onto Jason at the end of The Green Candle. Tommy's shield being worn by Jason as the red ranger was basically another way or saying there's another green ranger in the chamber at the same time, until what morphed energy Tommy had left eventually perished (this essentially happens to all MMPR rangers every time they're morphed, but they always have their powers to remorph back every time). The power transfer was the same thing, only threefold. We don't see Jason perish in his morphed yet unrechargable state during the transfer because him, Zack and Trini are teleported out prior (actor issues with the cast not being present, sure I know, but it has to be looked at within the fictional universe).
So how does Tommy morph back into the green ranger, even though he had already transferred the power to Jason before? Well, Tommy has the dragon coin at least, he just needed a large boost of energy to get it going. This energy was provided by Zordon, who powered the coin and allowed the green ranger form to be activated again. Unfortunately it was only a temporary restoration, and the green ranger power inevitably failed due to just being essentially a half-assed version of the green ranger before. The show establishes this as a fact. The speculation however is that at the end of In Space, when Zordon sacrifices himself, he spreads his energy out through the universe or galaxy to destroy all evil, the same energy he used to charge Tommy's coin. Ergo, it would stand to reason that this same energy would recharge empty power coins the same way it did Tommy's dragon coin. If the theory pans out, Jason had an empty power coin when the power was transferred to Rocky's. Rocky's coin was damaged and unusable (like Adam's was in Always A Chance), but Jason's was temporarly recharged like Tommy was when he returned as the green ranger. Likely Zack and Trini's are restored too.
Red Turbo powers: Apparently sapped by the conquering of Eltar, but as we saw in True Blue to the Rescue, the Turbo powers are either still in working order, or the Blue ranger powers were now energised by Storm Blaster. By that same logic, the Red Turbo powers could be powered by Lightning Cruiser now. And since Countdown to Destruction would've resulted in the freeing of Eltar, all the Turbo powers should be back in working order.
Red Space Powers?: EXPLICITLY gone as of Countdown to Destruction.
Nope, the Spacers were just demorphed by the Peace Wave. And everyone except Silver was back for the team-up, so presumeably the powers were just fine.
True, but everyone's ALWAYS back for the team-up, regardless of how permanently they are depowered in the previous season.
Yeah, but any team that was officially stated to have lost there powers has an explanation for how they came back:
Alien/Zeo: The Alien rangers never lost their powers to begin with.
Space/Galaxy team up: The Space powers were never explicity stated to be gone. The rangers were just forcibly demorphed at the end of the season. Even if this did somehow damage their Morphers (and there's no evidence to indicate it did), considering the technological design, they would presumably be easy to repair
Galaxy/Lightspeed. The Galaxy rangers get their powers back by pulling the Quasar sabers out of the rock again.
Lightspeed/Time Force. The Lightspeed rangers presumably got their morphers back for Mitchell.
Time Force/Wild Force. The Time Force rangers never lost their powers to begin with.
Ninja Storm/Dino Thunder. Lothor gives the Wind rangers new dics, likely powered by the energy he had stored in the Cyclone Morpher. Cam, Hunter and Blake later reclaim the Cyclone Morpher and presumably use it to rechare the Wind and Thunder Morphers.
Dino Thunder/ S.P.D. The dinogems were stated by Broodwing to have been fully recharged (probably by futuristic technology) and the second teamup takes place before the dinogems were depleted anyway.
Once a Ranger. The Sentinal Knight claims to have recharged any of the Retro Ranger powers that were not working already.
Therefore, there has not been a single teamup (except Forever Red) that brings back depowered rangers with no explanation for how they got their powers back.
Including Forever Red. See all of the above.
Well, "History" states that the Dino Gems were repowered, but not how. It seems that they just... got better. (Of course, there was no good reason given for the gems, which had been used to cast much larger attacks, to be permanently depleted in finishing off Mesogog, either, which Just Bugged a lot of fans at the end of the season.)
Though yet again - little needs handwaving. Morphin powers: Ninja coins destroyed, dino coins not. Nothing ever happened to Zeo powers. Turbo powers lost due to fall of Eltar, and the Blue Turbo powers were restored by Storm Blaster, so either Lightning Cruiser or the UAE's destruction restores TJ's - his powers are doubly okay. Space powers were not harmed, Zordon's wave just demorphed them. Galaxy powers: we saw Leo pull the sword again. Lightspeed, Time Force: nothing ever shown to happen to those powers. In short: All the powers were just fine and there has never been any reason to think otherwise.
Why'd Tommy get the stupid spiked haircut?
The man had long flowing hair for atleast 7 years. One of the few skills the man hasn't mastered was making good hair choices.
Have you ever tried any kind of martial arts with long hair whipping into your face every time you turn around?
Because Tommy ALWAYS has a stupid haircut, be it long or short the hair must remain dorky. It's one of the rules.
It just bugs me (or more accurately, me when I was about 10) that Tommy's Ninja Powers kept him as the White Ranger. If Ninjor created the two sets of six Power Coins before Zordon's time, why would the second set have a White Ranger instead of a Green Ranger? Considering that even Zordon himself didn't know if there was any truth to the legend of Ninjor, it one hell of a coincidence that the Tigerzord powers Zordon created had the exact same suit and weapon as the Ninja Falcon powers. It doesn't bug me as much now, but it annoyed the hell out of me as a kid before I knew about Super Sentai.
Easy one here: The new coins were wired to use the old suits for all six Rangers (presumeably because Ninjor is a lazy bastard), otherwise everyone would be in Kakuranger gear and Kimberly would have been SOoL...
I'm not talking about the Kakuranger suits, but about the fact that Tommy's Ninja powers used the White Ranger suit that came from powers less than a year old. Since the rest of the rangers still used the Zyuranger suits, you'd think Tommy would go back to being the Green Ranger and use the green Zyuranger suit once he was using one of Ninjor's coins again.
Don't be silly; the Green Ranger powers were gone. Don't forget, Tommy's the only one who had to change costumes. The White Ranger powers were what Tommy last had, so that's what Ninjor tied the Falcon coin and Zord to.
The Ninja coins were entirely new powers that just resembled the originals (like Bridge's replacement Patrol Morpher in "Missing". It wouldn't matter what had happened to one of the Dino coins, if Ninjor had wanted to create a Ninja coin in the image of the original Green Ranger, he probably could have. Plus, the White Ranger shield was larger, meaning it offered more protection and as such, was more practical.
Note that there was also no green Shogun Zord, and no green Alien Ranger. Ninjor may just not be partial to green. (Perhaps bad memories of whatever turn of events led to Rita having the green coin in the first place?)
Now I wonder how will the Green Ranger Key in "Super Megaforce" is going to work?
Who does most of the governing out in space? Triforia is stated to be a monarchy, but the ruling Prince Trey spends millenia at a time wandering around doing good deeds - he recognized Zordon, so he's at least 10,000. More egregiously, all the space villains are stated to have conquered several galaxies. How do they keep control if they spend all their time conquering new territory, and they take their armies with them to the conquering - shouldn't the people be able to just go back to normal, comfortable in the knowledge that, say, Zedd, will never stop by again as he's too busy one galaxy over?
It could be that the Rangers themselves have no idea. The villains are using 'universe' and 'galaxy' interchangeably; Astronema doesn't seem to be the daughter of Maligore\Dark Spectre\anyone important, yet has an inherited title; the physics is insane. We're seeing all of this from the Rangers' POV, in a way—what would an alien teenager think of Earth's politics? They're just clueless.
I don't think you have to be as old as Zordon's imprisonment to know Zordon... I always figured that he was in communication with more than just one command center (recall, he wasn't supposed to be physically in the jar originally.) Trey (and everybody else in the whole danged universe, it seems) knows Zordon the same way the Rangers do: Zordon's stayed in the game all along as best he can from his prison.
Apparently they don't; when Lord Zedd came to Earth it was established that he had conquered various places already, but when the Machine Empire appeared he and Rita moved in with Master Vile rather then going to another planet under his control.
So, why is it "conquering", and not razing or destroying? The word conquer is used so much that a distinct impression is given of rule in some way.
On a similar note, shouldn't the galaxy be in a lawless "roving local warlords on the rampage" situation not unakin to Iraq right now, with the overlord of most of the known universe - Dark Spectre - only about a decade gone?
SPD maintaining the law and order, I'd wager. Explains why they aren't that much of a presence in present day Earth because their forces are needed more elsewhere.
Chances are most people weren't aware that Dark Spector was running the United Alliance of Evil until Countdown to Destruction so his death wouldn't have much affect.
Thing is, the rest of the UAE was taken out too, thrusting all Zedd territory into presumable chaos, all Machine Empire, etc.
Master Vile's fate was never shown and King Aradon (Archerina's father) has never appeared perhaps one or both of them is keeping the universe in order.
I always figured it was a jungle out there. There are all these space-based villains and they hated each other, and the Terra Venture managed to have enemies in two galaxies... new villains pop up out of the woodworks on Earth alone at an impressive rate... some of them have destroyed planets before, and many villains captured by SPD in 2025 would have to be active today... and visiting heroes sometimes had their own enemies show up later on. It is not a peaceful galaxy out there.
My guess is that there are 15 other teams out in space who defended the universe on other planets, and the villains there did not attack those planets or they did and failed...
In SPD, who honestly thought it was a good idea to have a building full of people turn into a Zord? What happens to everyone trapped in it's limbs?
When the voice-over orders you to the safety zones, you'd better get there fast! I bet they've got drills for it or something. But the existence of safety zones means yeah, they thought of that.
The Sirians who began SPD and ran it until Sirius fell, most likely. Note that, save for two, they are all dead now. And one of those two is only alive due to enemy mercy/sadism.
They handwaved something about safety zones where they would run when it needed to transform. But still, lets put a building full of trainees in the line of fire and hope to god nobody scores a very lucky shot and wipe out the G Squad.
Why is it that Sentai has to make their werewolf-themed monsters so damned hot? First was Zen-Aku from Wild Force, then there was Jiro/Garuru from Kamen Rider Kiva, and now I just got a glimpse of R.J.'s werewolf form in Jungle Fury. Yes, I know they're more or less evil in this form, but damn...*drools* Are they just embracing the formula of wolf = evil = sexy, or are they trying to break the stereotype that werewolves are ugly flesh-eating monsters?
The former, I believe... though I'm not sure Zen-Aku qualifies. That's just weird.
Jiro is not a part of Super Sentai/Power Rangers. -_-
What happened to the Green Dragonzord from MMPR? Is he still chillin' at the bottom of Angel Grove Bay? Is he dead? Has he been taken apart and his bits used to build more zords? Someone tell me!
Presumably he's still there conked out now the Green Ranger powers have been depleted.
Billy said at the start of Zeo that the Zeozords were made by recycling the "old zords". Obviously this includes the Ninjazords, and probably the Shogunzords too, though it is unclear whether it includes Titanus, Tor and/or the Dragonzord. They could just still be lying dormant for all we know.
In one of the last episodes of Power Rangers in Space, one of the rangers points out that anyone who would help them were either captured or destroyed. This probably includes the Dragonzord.
I can see a stretch of the Ninja Academies having the resources for building morphers, but building zords? Are they running cash like Andrew Hartford in Operation Overdrive?
See the Wild Mass Guessing page. I've always assumed that the Academies were founded by Ninjor - it fits his MO, the morphers use disks (which are likely a more modern version of the 10,000 year old coin technology), the Ninja Animal Giant Robots are what he's good at making, and the timeline fits for him to have been grumpy when we saw him because he was depressed and angry with humanity due to Lothor's betrayal. Plus, its the only logical explanation for why there are a number of ninja academies in California, which we know Ninjor has connections to- the chances of two independent superpowered Ninja groups with nigh-identical abilities and technology is exceedingly unlikely.
I was always under the impression that was exactly it. I mean we know for a fact that Ninjor basically created the idea of Morphers and Power Rangers (which Zordon adapted to more technological means) so the more "magical" ninja clans probably come from him. Plus about 99% are good guys (Ninja Storm, Jungle Fury) so whoever founded them probably was too.
Has an animal-shaped Zord ever done anything individually that a Megazord could not? Why not keep them combined and replace all the extra limbs with guns?
Well, there was that ep of MMPR where T-rex did a better job of fighting a Spider monster. But many animal zords are sentinent, making keeping them combined impractical. The Wild Zords or the Galaxy Beasts, for example. Plus being uncombined uses less energy.
The animal usage is often justified. In Jungle Fury, for example, the zords are the battle spirits of the rangers, so they'd need to be psychically unified or something to summon them combined. In Ninja Storm the zords were kept hidden in plain sight, something easier to do with the giant robot in pieces. In the third season of MMPR, Ninjor gives them animal zords to go with their totem animals, presumably for theme. And yeah, the animals are often sentient, so keeping them combined would be inhumane.
As this question has bugged people I'll put it here: if Sentinel Knight could restore the powers of the other rangers in "Once A Ranger", why didn't he restore the Overdrive Rangers' powers.
And my answer: Sentinel Knight could restore the powers of the other rangers because their sections of the Morphing Grid were undamaged, he couldn't do that with the Overdrive Rangers because of the damage caused by Thrax. Had the damage spread to the other sections, the other rangers would have lost their powers as well.
It could also have been an Aesop. The Overdrive Rangers were getting rather cocky at the start of the episode, so it may have been a conscious decision on the Knight's part to leave them unpowered to teach them not to take their powers for granted.
Why didn't, for that matter, he restore every Ranger ever? Did he just not have enough juice for it?
That's exactly it, he states that he uses "the last of his energy" to restore the new team's powers. Before being restored at the end of the season, the Sentinel Knight was just a reflection of his formal power. It is also possible that the damage to the morphing grid was why he picked Rangers from different groups, rather than, say, all of Mystic Force. Taking rangers that were all tapped into different parts of the grid would be less likely to overtax the already damaged grid.
When Rita grows to giant size, she's still Rita. When Mara and Kapri grow to giant size, they are still Mara and Kapri. When Udonna grows to giant size, she's still Udonna. But when Scorpina grows to giant size, she turns into this horrible mutant monster. WTF?
That's her real form?
Not that this explains it, but it has been known to happen with growing the Monster of the Week quite a few times over the years (just as inexplicably, except in Lightspeed, where the card for 'grow' and the card for 'grow and turn nastier-looking' are different.)
Isn't part of the "Power Ranger Rules" to be friendly, caring and prone to forgiveness? In that case, why were the Mystic Force Rangers so mean to Leelee? When they didn't know who she was, they treated her as their best friend, but when they learn who her mother is suddenly they treat her like dirt. Even though Leelee is not evil and she genuienly wants to be their friend. I mean, if Tommy and Kimberly saw this, they would be disgusted.
Not necessarily. Tommy and Kimberly treated Bulk and Skull similarly; it wasn't until they became part of the junior police patrol that they got any real respect (Tommy and Kimberly even attended their graduation ceremony), and TJ was really the first (and only) Red Ranger to actually hang out with Bulk and Skull; he seemed to consider them friends.
And that is why TJ is one of my all-time favorite Rangers. The dude was just cool to everybody.
Of course, Bulk and Skull were total jerks in the beginning. They were laughable and incompetant as bullies, but still jerks, it wasn't until season 2 that they started to sogten up and reform and by season 4 they could actually be considered friends of the main cast. They were still pretty bumbling and immature, but overall good guys who hung around other good people. Leelee did do some pretty bad stuff (but was genuinely sorry for it and tried to make it right), but that still doesn't change the fact that the Mystic Force Rangers do indeed largely come off as jerks all around.
These two situations should not be compared. Bulk and Skull were bullies. Leelee was the daughter of a villain, considered herself a villain at one point, and had deceived them numerous times. The Mystic Force Rangers had very little reason to trust her word.
What is the connection between Time Force and SPD? Is Time Force the early version of SPD, or viceversa?
There is a theory that Lightspeed became SPD, which then became Time Force. It may have something to do with the use of the Red Time Force Ranger's suit that led to the Time Force-SPD theory.
There's another theory that the Silver Guardians eventually became Time Force.
As a note to the above article, why didn't Jen stay with Wes in Time Force? They already F-ed up history enough, what's one small change for love gonna hurt?
If Thrax is the son of Rita and Zedd, shouldn't he have been purified/destroyed alongside all pre-Lost Galaxy villains?
Same reason why The Machine Empire Generals weren't destroyed either, they weren't part of the main attack force at the time.
He also was imprisoned at the time.
Why isn't there a Wild Force/Ninja Storm crossover, a SPD/Mystic Force crossover, a Mystic Force/Operation Overdrive crossover or an Operation Overdrive/Jungle Fury crossover?
Because Disney is stupid. -_-
The first was because of the switch to NZ, the MF/OO one was because the did the Veteran Rangers ep instead and the other two, as far as I can figure out, is because Kalish&Co couldn't be bothered.
According to the Rangercast podcast, Disney hated doing old season crossovers because it was "advertising old toys" which they felt was a waste of time and money. In fact, Disney only allowed Once a Ranger on the condition that their be no more crossovers ever, which is why an OO/JF crossover never happened.
Speaking of that, it confounds me that they never make toys for these occasions. You'd think they'd make special anniversary figure sets with the Retro Rangers.
Presumably the same for JF/RPM (though justified in-story due to the fact that they're probably dead and all.)
Why in the world is an alien lifeform in charge of (and apparently unchecked on this front) protecting the Earth as a police-military commander? As of Once A Ranger, Doggie Cruger is the most powerful being in whatever scope SPD happens to have. The SPD Rangers have unlimited jurisdiction; the ones we saw were the "defenders of Earth" so what would normal Earth cops do if they went A-Squad? What would ANYONE do? Who does Cruger answer to, and what sort of system makes this anything less than a "benevolent" dictatorship? Let's say Cruger and Dr. Manx are compromised. Suddenly the entire jurisdiction of SPD is under the control of the Shadow Ranger (most powerful Ranger in existence) and his judgment scanner (used as the last form of determining guilt or innocence of a criminal; can be tampered with). What makes this different from any other alien warlord taking over the planet?
Hey, that rocks pretty hard, and this guy brings up points I didn't even think of. Jack and Z came from a pretty bad part of town, and they probably grew up with people second-guessing them and believing all sorts of things about them. But they were still racist against Sophie. Also, we saw like three holding cells for the bad guys; one for Jack, one for Wootox, and one for Hanni—er, for Mirloc (funnily enough, the "making transportation of the perp a non-issue" thing would have worked pretty well for Wootox, eh Sky?) but never for other baddies, not even the A-Squad. Do they just get carded for life? Is this the predecessor to Time Force's indefinite freezing sentences?
With Doggie, I figure because it's an intergalactic organization, anyone can be stationed anywhere. It bugged me that Kruger was the only alien SPD Ranger.
Speaking of Sophie, of all ways to make your Anvilicious racism episode, why did they make her so damned suspicious-looking? She did everything a person could possibly do to look like she was up to something, and when we find out what's going on, it turns out her keeping her secret nearly got everybody killed. She should thank Primus that she only was dismissed from SPD instead of thrown in jail. Then the next episode, we pretend the previous episode was about racism, and make sure we drop an anvil in every scene ever, each time being more and more glaring because you know the moral of the story should have been "if you want to get in good with your superiors, not endangering the entire freaking city helps just a little." My God, Kalish!
Why do so many Sixth Rangers have special titles instead of being known by their colours? Shadow Ranger, Omega Ranger, Mercury Ranger, etc. I know they're meant to be unique, but they just seem less like one of the team if they have a different kind of name. Plus in Jungle Fury, with our first ever Purple Ranger, the fact they instead call him the Wolf Ranger makes it feel less official and I can't help but feel cheated as a result.
Why did Rita and Zedd keep Squatt and Baboo around? Goldar, Scorpina, and Rito are at least somewhat competent at combat, and Finster can make monsters, but Squatt and Baboo only ever seem to get things wrong and mess up plans.
For Rita, at least, it may be sentimental reasons. She spent 10,000 years with them, and so they're probably good friends of hers. As for Zedd, as much as he bragged, he really didn't change all that much from Rita's methods, other than upping the power output of monsters by making them himself, so he may have just not wanted to mess too much with the existing system for fear of alienating the workers.
I remember reading in one of the novelizations of an episode that Baboo (the tall one, right?) was something of an inventor or chemist - Finster made the monsters, but Baboo did the work on other things, including the giant robots that showed up every now and then, as well as spell components. Likely Squatt was riding Baboo's coattails as an assistant or something.
That was sort of canonical in the show itself; one episode had Baboo mix up a potion that turned two of the Rangers into vile punks, while another had him and Squatt try to make their own monster, and actually get praise from Rita after it proved itself somewhat effective against the Rangers.
Also, they were frequently used for sneaking plot devices away from the Rangers while they were fighting Putties, and other sabotage like slipping Douglas Sloan a mickey before he and Kim take a plane ride. And they're strong enough to at least throw boulders at the Rangers while they're fighting Mooks on a couple of occasions. This is waaaay pre-Norg; the silly villain underlings can be far from useless.
Why did Hayley never get in the opening of PRDT? She was in nearly every episode, and she was awesome. Meanwhile, the stupid truck that we only see once, in the next-to-last episode, gets a lot of screentime in the opening titles.
Her contract? Or maybe she requested not to?
It could actually be a reflection of her character. She's a powerful figure, but safest away from the spotlight.
This is more about Super Sentai and the Furry Fandom / Fetish Fuel it's spawned during it's run, but...why does everyone seem to think Doggie Kruger's place is under heavy BDSM training? Virtually every single fanfic, fan picture, and h-doujin I've seen of the guy has him being tied up, gagged, and raped up the ass with various large, phallic objects by a variety of (usually male) characters. For a while, I didn't complain (and I still don't, to a point; he is a hunk, after all), but...I've started finding h-doujins where he's put in this position by the female characters, specifically Swan-san, the one character in Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger with a canonical "flirt and tease" relationship of the most innocent kind. That really disturbs me, and further emphasizes my confusion over why everyone finds him being put in that position so hot.
Since he is the leader, well... sometimes people like seeing a strong and masterful character bondage'd. He's Fetish Fueland someone whose place is typically sternly giving orders.
Why is the Green Galaxy Ranger's Galactabeast referred to as a condor when it clearly resembles a dragon? How many condors have arms? What, were the writers afraid of the idea of a Green Ranger having a zord that might be cooler than the Red Ranger's?
It IS a condor. Or a bird or something. Even in the Sentai Lost Galaxy is based on Gingaman it's refered to as a bird of some kind. It's the most dragonlike bird I've ever seen but it's a bird. I dunno maybe the guy in Japan in charge of designing these things was drunk the day he made it.
In Gingaman, it's called Gingalcon. So it's actually a falcon, which makes even less sense than a condor...
It could be because most of the dragonlike parts don't show so much in zord mode.
There actually might be a bit of Fridge Brilliance here. These aren't earth animals, remember? They're aliens. When you think about it, the lion doesn't look a whole lot like a lion (I guess the lines on its head are supposed to be a mane, but...still), and the wildcat is bigger (proportionately to the other Galactabeasts) than any wildcat I've ever seen. It's possible that they are just called Lion, Wildcat, Gorilla, Wolf, and Condor because that's what the Mirinoites call them when speaking to Earthlings. They tried to think of an animal like the green Galactabeast, but didn't want to use/think of using mythological animals, so named it after the biggest flyer from Earth.
Back to the first season... what's up with the Pink Ranger and the Megazord formation? Here's how it seems to go: everybody calls in their individual Zords, they all get in the cockpits, they link up to form the tank mode and everybody ends up in the main Megazord cockpit - but the Pterodactyl zord doesn't show up until they're ready to shift to the bipedal mode, so how does the Pink Ranger get to the Megazord before her own zord does?
If you look carefully at the Megazord when it's in tank mode, the Pterodactyl is attached to the back of the Tyrannosaurus (◊). Presumably the Pink Ranger moves from her cockpit to the joint cockpit in tank mode, the Pterodactyl then detaches and re-attaches when forming the Megazord.
There's something I don't understand. People like Time Force because of how close it stuck to Timeranger, but people dislike Wild Force becaise of how close it stuck to Gaoranger. What's going on?
I've heard Wild Force was hated because of how Anvilicious its Green Aesop was. I guess the fans were hoping that that part of the show would've been toned down in the translation from Gaoranger to Wild Force, but apparently not. Timeranger, however, already had an awesome story behind it, and Time Force was merely Adaptation Distillation.
Don't forget that Udonna and Leanbow come from a magical dimension. Perhaps their genes are different from ours, causing the different skin colour. (Sidenote: Come to think of it, haven't there been cases of that in reality?)
It dosen't help to know that Daggeron, one of their allies is older and brown himself... hmmmm...
One more about Zordon's rules: are you still bound by them after you quit being a ranger? As in, could Jason, Zack and Trini go blab to the whole peace conference that they used to be Power Rangers if they wanted to? (Presumably they're too nice to reveal the new rangers' identities, even though if they weren't bound by the rules they could theoretically reveal those too...) For that matter, could Tommy have revealed his former identity during the two periods in Mighty Morphin in which he had no powers? The fact that Zordon tells Jason, Zack and Trini something along the lines of "the power will always protect you" seems to imply that the rules (which are conditions for the protection of "the power") will still apply to them...
Once a ranger, always a ranger. You may be retired for long periods of time, but you're never entirely fired. Break Zordon's rules, and he takes away the remnants that let you reappear re-powered for reunions and cameos.
Well considering Zordon's gone, it's not like he can really enforce the rules anymore. Still, I imagine rangers still follow the rules out of respect for him.
What about Dimitria?
Tommy made a video that shows ALL the past rangers identities (as well as glorify himself). He hadn't suffered any ill effect.
Well, for one thing, Big Z was dead for more than half a decade by then, and couldn't enforce the rules. Second, Tommy kept the video private; it's presumed that the only people to see it (and the only people meant to see it) were his Ranger team and their zordfixing techmaking Wrench Wench.
Why isn't there an Expanded Universe based on Power Rangers? It seems to be popular enough, and there are plenty of stories that could be told. For instance, they could be about the war 10,000 years ago, any of the rangers that aren't based on Earth, A-Squad prior to SPD, the conquering of Eltar, and so forth.
Although its quite popular with some older people, the core target market is, by and large, still the little kiddies. Expanded Universe generally means books and novels, which the young'uns don't generally spring for. As for why there isn't an expanded universe of comics... dunno.
There's also the slight matter of each season from Lightspeed Rescue on can be considered an expanded universe unto itself.
They attempted to do one a long time ago, with two different comic publishers. Neither one was particularly great, and had a LOT of discrepancies - for one, both comics had the coins themselves, not the morphers, turn the teens into Rangers. They also mixed up a lot of villain's powers and mannerisms - Lord Zedd in the comic was basically a male Rita. Plus the monsters and stories were less than great, and sometimes involved impossible situations like Tommy using the Dragonzord as the White Ranger and suggested combining with the Thunderzords, but didn't get the chance to try.
Why do you have to be morphed to pilot a zord, I mean why did Ryan have to risk his life (well increase the risk even more then what is to be expected when piloting a transforming spaceship into battle with a deamon) by morphing while using the max solarzord, you dont need to be wearing a uniform to fly a plane. And the issue has come up in other episodes.
Remember that they tend to get thrown out of their zords. Would you want to go through that unmorphed?
I think a zord somehow draws its energy from its pilot's ranger powers. In an episode of Ninja Storm, the Wind and Thunder Rangers had to pilot their zords unmorphed, but were warned that doing so would leave their zords very underpowered.
They also couldn't form the Megazord unmorphed (well, nobody said that, but they didn't use Megazord mode despite getting their butts kicked and combinig's the first thing they do when they get their power discs back) and then there's the fact that you get thrown around a lot if your vehicle is getting kicked by a giant monster. I don't think an airbag is gonna cut it.
Also note that in RPM, the Croc Carrier didn't work at first because its size made it, and I quote: "impossible to power without an independantly operating bio-entity aboard." So yeah, unless a zord has a power source capable of allowing it to run unmanned (as the Croc Carrier soon acquired), it draws it's power from a morphed pilot.
It runs on the genre. The synchrony of EVA's pilots; the Lambda Driver from FullMetalPanic; the Dual Kinds from Betterman; the hot-blooded guys of Getter Robo, the, uh, Humongous Mecha engineer grandpa from Mazinger Z... there's always some unique condition to be able to the mechas. So I guess that the Zords run on Getter Energy, and that would also answer why they needed some "youngs with attitude"...
Season 3: Who the hell decided Tommy was an Indian?
The writers of the next season, who wanted a Chekhov's Gun to explore for plot points in the next season.
And Jason David Frank actually does have Native American ancestry.
You can tell that. He has the ethnic traits, really looks Indian. I noticed it, and I'm Spanish; never have seen a Native American outside of the screen...
This has a bit more to do with the sentai, but: "Okay, we need five animals for a ninja based season! A crane? Sure, they're graceful. A monkey? Alright, that relates to Sarutobi Sasuke. A frog? Okay, that goes with the Jiraiya legend. A wolf and falcon? Of course, they're thought of as quick, efficient predators. A bear? Sure, why n—Bwuh?" Seriously, a bear? Is there some other Japanese legend, legendary figure, or cultural connotation I'm not getting here?
I don't know about any legends, but if the falcon and wolf got in on account of being strong, dangerous animals, why not a bear? Bears can be are dangerous too.
It wasn't necessarily the wolf and falcon's strength and danger levels: Wolves are thought of as stealthy and agile, and are associated with the moon, and by extension, night. Falcons are fast, and the Peregrine falcon in particular catches prey in a ninja-esque way. The bear, however, is thought of as having more brawn than agility or speed, and favoring rage to stealth.
Maybe it was a Polar Bear? Polar bears are pretty stealthy, what with their perfect camouflage... If it was a polar bear, we wouldn't be able to tell, since the ranger color scheme made it yellow.
I always thought it was an Asian Black Bear...
Which are very common in the Hokkaido region of Japan, so the Japanese would actually be very familiar with them.
Seeing how the Yellow Ranger (who was Asian, then replaced by a Black girl) pilots the bear... was that a pun or just a hilarious coincidence?
The bear is carrying a ninja scroll around its neck (in its mouth in Megazord formation). So I guess that just makes it a ninja bear.
Everythings worse (For the Bad Guys) with bears. (Sunglasses On) Yeah!!!!!!
Zordmaking. I can believe that Alpha, Magic, the Government, and Secret Ninja Schools can build zords. But Mercer and Tommy? How did they get the materials and manual labor?
Tyranodrones got them the manual labor. As for the materials, they had a private bloody Island, and Mercer was already filthy rich, so Mercer probably provided capital while Tommy did the work. As for how Tommy went from absent-minded pro athlete to brilliant mad scientist... Obfuscating Stupidity back in the day as he learned in secret from Alpha and Billy? Secret tutoring lessons via interplanetary phone call to Aquitar?
Put it in short, Mercer provided the funding. Tommy, as bizarre as it may seem, provided the brains. With brains and funding, resources can be bought, and cheap labor can be mass-produced.
I see...so, now we have to wonder about the mental capacity of the Tyrannodrones. Specifically, whether or not they are sentient enough for this to be considered slavery.
I doubt they were capable of independent thought - otherwise, they wouldn't have betrayed their creator for Mesagog. The fact that their allegiance could be so easily reprogramed without a single 'drone to the contrary puts them at a level of about a desktop computer- they can perform tasks on command, but are unable to provide any initiative of their own, even for independent thought (the "no independent thought" thing being evident in their fighting style- they all fight exactly the same, no variance, no learning from the errors of their fallen comrades around them).
When the Dino Thunder zords were first introduced, they were tinted a shade of muddy green and referred to as "bio-zords". Therefore, they were actually some sort of hyper-advanced techno-organic...things...
PRDT Zords hatch from eggs. They're definitely at least mostly organic. What bugs me, though, is how Cam was able to pull two complete, fully functional Samurai Star Megazords out of freaking nowhere that one time. How long did he have to make those?
he just have a lot of free time, maybe?
So...we've had rangers be Caucasian, Black, Hispanic, East Asian, Native American (the actor wasn't, but the token still counts), Lebanese, and Pacific Islander...but no South Asians? It wouldn't really bother me at all if not for the show's religious adherence to the Five-Token Band.
Technically, if we're going by character rather than actor, then Nick and Daggeron were Magi-American, ethnically Mystic Realm-ian, not Lebanese or Pacific Islander.
True for Nick, but for Pacific Islander, I was talking about Shane.
Actually Jason David Frank IS half-Tohono O'oodham Native American and his real-life brother passed more as a NA so they worked that into the script.
Alright, then we'll go by actor and draw Nick in despite him being from the Mystic Realm.
Nonono, Tommy is being counted because both the character and the actor are Native Americans. Nick, only the actor is Lebanese.
Well, Trini was Vietnamese, that's South Asian.
Something about the Zyu2 footage has stuck in my mind. As we all know, the makers of Power Rangers asked the makers of Sentai to make more Zyuranger footage as it was cheaper than doing it themselves. So why didn't they ask for more specific footage to make it mesh with Power Rangers more, such as having the Zyurangers use the Dairanger mecha, so we wouldn't have all those badly edited zord fights. Or film a huge amount of green ranger footage so we wouldn't be saddled with so many "Tommy's lost his morpher again" subplots. I know they added a few things, such as Blue being a genius and Green and Pink having a relationship, but why not more?
Perhaps with the "Zyuranger using Dairanger mecha" thing they didn't think about doing that until later.
Plus, they probably wanted to put off their first-ever zord change as long as possible.
Because it wasn't cheaper. The zyu2 stuff was so damn expensive, Saban just caved and eventually started splicing Dairanger footage in later on. There is the legendary Zyu3 mecha designs that TOEI had, suggesting that Saban was never going to use the Dairanger mecha or monsters but continue to have TOEI create additional footage specfically for Power Rangers. Hacking Dairanger footage is just cheaper than requesting TOEI to make exclusive footage and they took the mecha midway through zyu2 so the new zords (new toys) would coincide with the season premiere. By all means Saban seems set on omitting Dairanger completely outside of using the White Ranger eventually.
This is more about the toys than the show, but why did the Shogun Megazord toy have a Pink Shogunzord instead of a white one? They copied the design of the White Shogunzord perfectly, which means they must have actually watched the show, yet they got the colour wrong. How? It seems like a very bizarre mistake.
The way I see it, it was less of a mistake as it was a decision made in order to not confuse the kiddies' status quo.
But isn't it more confusing this way? To have a White Shogunzord in the show, but a Pink Shogunzord in the toys? Did the toymakers think the show was going to digitally recolour the zord or something?
They did the same thing with the Thunderzord toys, recoloring the green Lion to black to match the Black Ranger.
Except that the Lionzord was already mostly black, they only changed the colour of the face. Plus it made sense in this case, since the pilot was a black ranger, not a green ranger. With the White Shogunzord, while the pink ranger did sometimes share control, kids aren't stupid, they knew Tommy was the pilot. Hell I was a kid when I first saw it and I spotted the error immediately.
If Andrew Hartford was so willing to become a ranger, why didn't he make another morpher for himself after his son got the position? Furthermore, why did the Retro Rangers leave after "Once a Ranger"? The Sentinel Knight did not seem to consider them temporary. He implied that they would replace the Overdrive rangers. If he planned on keeping the team, why didn't they just team up with the Overdrive team (other than Sentai reasons, of course)? It couldn't have somehow put too much strain on the Knight, as he was shown being just fine (and even more powerful with Excelsior) when they did team up.
Why didn't he keep them? They had their own lives. They were willing to help out with the incumbents incapacitated, but if they're not needed, it would be cruel to keep them from their own lives and, in Bridge's case, era. As for Andrew, we don't really know what power source or materials he was using. He may not have had enough for a seventh, and he probably knew based on his wardrobe that he wasn't cut out to be silver.
But it's been proven before that you only need to start wearing your color exclusively after receiving powers. Plus, they all wear uniforms, anyway.
On that note, why did Cam, creator of the Tsunami Cycle tech, never make one for himself? I think there's even a green Tsunami Cycle toy, so... yeah.
Cam doesn't know how to ride a motorcycle. Why make yourself a piece of equipment you'd just embarrass yourself on?
Jungle Fury: They're supposed to have secret identities, right? So how come they never morphed until they were out in public where everyone could see them? And why did they always wear those jackets with the same symbol that was on the front of their ranger outfits?
Same reason everyone feels a psychological compulsion to wear outfits predominantly in their ranger color, and why the original team felt they were far enough to teleport when they were five feet from the main room of the juice bar. Good Is Dumb.
They would sometimes morph while jumping down the giant chute-tunnel-thing in RJ's loft, so not always.
Another question that's more about the casting: Why don't they just cast the suit actors as the actual characters outside the costumes? It's that much less work they'd have to do searching for fighting talent, and the body shapes would better match in both morphed and civilian forms. Just seems like it would make more sense.
Because stuntmen and women aren't necessarily going to be as good at acting. Otherwise why not have stuntmen and women in all movies and T.V shows play the actual characters?
AND most, if not all, of the suit actors are Koichi's group, which isn't exactly a Five-Token Band in terms of race.
And every Asian Ranger being an awesome fighter and the others basically playing pat-a-cake with Mooks would really not go over well.
Why is it that in Zeo, Louie Kaboom was the only Machine Empire villain who stayed dead...while in Ohranger, his counterpart actually did come back for another fight?
Bomber the Great was destroyed in the same Zord fight as Louie Kaboom's destruction. A cut scene showed a red colored back-up bomb with Bomber's likeness fire toward the sun to destroy it. Auric's counterpart had to throw the missile away from the sun. Then Bomber was truly no more.
At the end of S.P.D, how come Bridge puts up such a fuss about being promoted to A squad, but is totally okay with changing power sets from green to blue? The promotion to A squad is just a change in letter, it makes no difference. Changing powers means having to get used to new zords. Did he just really hate the colour green or something?
I think it was to do with the fact their predecessors were traitors, thus tainting the rank.
He made the statement while a green ranger before he knew Sky or himself where moving up in the chain of command. Furthermore even if Jack had stayed Bridge would have still been a green ranger. Making the above sentence the real reason.
So, Ronny is a race car driver, but Will gets the Speed Driver?
Why in Dino Thunder, is Tommy's weapon called the Brachio Staff? Am I the only one who looks at that thing and thinks sword?
True, it looks mostly like a sword, but you'll notice that it's a blunt tool, not bladed, and therefore not technically a sword.
No, it's a rod - such as a policeman's nightstick/truncheon. A modified form of club, really. The valid complaint here is why was the thing called a staff when it's that short?
Which begs the question, what's with all the blunt weapons referred to as swords? The Spiral Saber is very un-sabery, and it doesn't get less sharp than RPM's Nitro "Swords."
In MMPR Season 2, the Zord's always reset back to "Dinozord" form. Was it physically possible for the Dinozords to battle one of Zedd's monsters?
I had a dream where Bloom of Doom managed to defeat the Red Dragon Thunderzord by blocking its Thunder intake system causing it to revert back to T-Rex form.
Why is the Megazord's sword almost always called a "saber" when it's usually some kind of broadsword or gladius? Sabers are curved!
In Wild Force, why did Danny always pronounce "Iron Bison" as "eye-RON"? Is that a legitimate way of pronouncing the word? I've never heard anyone say it that way before, but surely the director would have corrected the actor.
Danny has a very thick accent due to his actor (Jack Guzman) actually being Colombian and was having a hard enough time with his English. Constantly correcting him when he's already doing the the best he can would be cruel.
Sooo...is there any reason other than shipping that the scene with elderly Tommy and Kat in "A Season to Remember" is not considered canon?
Two. First, they couldn't get her for Power Rangers Dino Thunder, so according to that season, he hadn't seen her in years. Second, in the flashforward, everyone had classic Communicator-watches, and its heavily implied that Zordon was still alive, and thus had survived the Countdown- which he didn't, thanks to the Millenium Message a year after the flashforward. So, timetravel retcon to make the flashforward as we saw impossible, plus casting issues to cement the deal by making a modified version impossible.
Regardless, it isn't impossible to think that they could have met up soon after the season ended and started dating again; remember, he's roughly 25 as of DT. As for the communicators, someone experienced with Zordon-style tech (say, Billy, Alpha 6, or Alpha 7) could have easily built them. And where was the implication that Zordon was still alive?
The fact that they were still using the communicators. If they were using the communicators, it meant that there was still a Big Good organizing and coordinating Earth's ranger teams sited at the Command Center/Power Chamber; if you'll recall, the functions of the communicators were products of tapping into the teleportation and communication grid of the Center/Chamber. If they were still in use, and still in that style, it meant that the Center/Chamber was still active and inhabited, thus, presumably by Zordon.
But we've seen communication devices after the the Center, the Chamber, and Zordon were destroyed/killed. Just because they look like the old communicators doesn't mean that they work in the exact same fashion.
Why is the Elephant Spirit Ranger's color so much different than its zord's color?
He'd probably look a little too similar to the Shark Ranger.
Still, they could make it a little more bluish-green.
Well green's a more memorable ranger colour. With two blue rangers on the team already, a third one of a slightly different shade would be overdoing it.
Bluish green, not greenish blue.
So who exactly owns this franchise now? Disney, Bandai, Toei, just who is it?
Disney owns licensing rights in America, I think. Even if they don't have the rights in their entirety, they're the friggin' Walt Disney Corporation, home of the most powerful lawyers on the planet- if they don't have full rights, and it ever comes down to the line, the chips will land in Disney's pile, pardon the very bad gambling metaphor.
Thanks, that's all I needed to know. Now to put Commander Cruger and Grumm in the Disney Grand Unifying Guess.
Oh, come now. Zordon and Dark Spectre fit the motif much better.
In my defense, I was just playing it safe, wasn't too sure of the ownership of Saban-era characters. Gruumm and Lothor were the only villains that didn't have clear origins, and they were Disney-created, and I wanted to have the TerminatorTwosome thing going that Gruumm had with the Shadow Ranger; guy's a friggin' BadAss, and you cannot deny that.
Good news everyone! Haim Saban has just bought back the rights to Power Rangers!
Wouldn't it make more sense for the Manticore Megazord to be called the Griffin Megazord? It looks more like a griffin than a manticore, and griffins are more well known amongst the kiddies (enough so that it was the name of a Thunderzord when freakin' pegasus was apparently too obscure for localization).
Well perhaps it's to encourage kids to learn things. They hear the word manticore, think to themselves "I wonder what a manticore is", look it up on Google and bingo! Instant learning. And the name fits the megazord just fine. A manticore is often depicted as a lion with wings. A griffin however, has a lion's body, but an eagle's head. Since only the lionzord's head is visible on the Manticore Megazord, it's more appropriate.
If we go by that technical logic, then it should be named after whatever mythical being has the body of a man, the wings of a bird, a bird-head headdress, and a lion head for a chest. The fact of the matter is, it's essentially a predatory bird mixed with a lion.
By that same logic it wouldn't be a Griffin either...So moot.
On the topic of the Thunderzords, the pegasus/unicorn/griffin name shuffle has annoyed me ever since I learned about it. First off, there's no way that a pegasus was more obscure than a griffin. Secondly, the Yellow Thunderzord is a kirin, which is (albeit slightly inaccurately) considered a Chinese unicorn. Heck, the zord itself LOOKS like a unicorn. Even if they didn't want to use a pegasus for the Blue Thunderzord, all they needed to do was NOT call it a unicorn. We already had the pink firebird, so maybe call it a blue mustang. Instead, they wasted the unicorn on the Blue Thunderzord and forced them to use an even less accurate mythical creature for the kirin.
OP here. I actually now believe that they made it a unicorn because it has a horn, like a Triceratops. Likewise, they made the kirin a griffon because it has some features of a big cat. They couldn't do this with the lion, because there's not a well-known mythological creature similar to a Mastodon.
I guess this is a massive Fridge Logic moment but seaon two. While I loved the introduction of scenes of the rangers hanging out at the command centre in their suits but without their helmets on....shouldn't that have been a bad idea for a post-Green Candle Green Ranger? If he stays in morph, shouldn't that be sapping his powers? Kinda weird...
I don't think by the laws of PR morphing that they even are morphed when they take their helmets off. Justin is a kid ranger, who is shown to be full height when using Carranger stock footage in ranger combat... but yet is shown in his normal kid height when helmetless at the command centre. So when Tommy is hanging around in his green ranger suit without a helmet, I don't think it counts as him morphed, thus it doesn't sap his powers. Further evidence for this is shown when he even morphs into the White Ranger while already morphed but helmetless... and he even does exactly the same thing with the rest of the team at the start of Zeo, becoming Zeo Ranger V when already in the suit.
People seem bugged that for the sequences of the Ultra Shogun and Ninja Megazords, the US productions used toys to recreate them. Um...what exactly were used for the Sentai footage of the robots combining, then?
Sentai used to use fairly detailed models (and later switched to CGI). The toys used for these two however were quite jarringly different. Plus there was the issue that the creators of the Aamerican Shogun Megazord toy stupidly decided to recolour the White Shogunzord pink. It was bad enough in the toys, but to have the zord suddenly and inexplicably change colour in the show was really bad.
So there wasn't even a Titanus-like Zord from the Sentai they could have used instead?
Nope. Just the Shogun Megazord, Ninja Megazord, Falconzord, and Battle Borgs equivalents. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe there was ever a Sentai mech that wasn't used as a zord in Power Rangers.
The toys were used for scenes that simply didn't happen in Sentai; specifically, the Ninja and Shogun Megazords combining with Titanus, which they used because Kakuranger didn't have a carrier zord.
It's been about 15 years since I watched Power Rangers, so forgive me if this was answered in the show; I just noticed it when watching Linkara's commentary. Anyway, while the Aquitar Rangers are busy defending Earth, Zordon sends the kid rangers to recover the fragments of the Zeo Crystal. Aisha goes to Africa but, when she gets the crystal, decides to stay and help with a crisis Tanya's tribe is experiencing; Tanya goes to America in Aisha's place to be a Ranger. So, um, did Aisha's parents never notice that their daughter disappeared? Also, since Tanya's gone to the other side of the world, and quite possibly a whole other hemisphere, where does she live? Does she get adopted or what?
Aisha probably took care of the paperwork once time righted itself, so her parents no doubt know that she's doing volunteer work in Africa (Alpha probably could forge the neccesary documents to make it seem like an official program or something). Tanya's parents are Indiana Jones style archaeologists, so she probably contacted them after time righted itself asking for money for an apartment; they show up in Zeo and don't seem to mind that he daughter is on a different continent than where they left her. Also, given that time warping was involved, its possible that Tanya had been in Africa in the '80s, and thus when time was reversed, but had been in California in the present time. Don't think about it too hard.
Actually, it's explained by Zordon that due to the change, her parents are now in Africa too.
Another fan of Linkara here. Why did the Lost GalaxyTime Skip need to be retconned? I thought Zordon had destroyed all evil in the universe in Countdown To Destruction, so the existence of an organized group of new villains in such a short time seems like a bigger plot hole.
They wanted to bring in the In Space cast.
So give them gray hair. We already suspended our disbelief enough for "teenagers" in their twenties.
Why would they need grey hair? Bulk had been in the season at the beginning and he didn't look any older. The show was clearly intended to be set only a few years after Space and then I guess the writers decided to change it when they realised the time skip didn't really make any difference. Zordon's wave didn't destroy Scorpio and his forces because they weren't attacking at the time. Simple.
Also, I know Scorpius is a pretty bad guy, and even self-identifies as "evil" but the loyatly he evokes from his generals as well as the seemingly infinite patience he shows to some of them (seriously, Furio wouldn't have lasted nearly as long under someone else) makes him seem more like a warrior king than an out and out bad guy. He's in it for the conquest rather than just to be mean. Don't get me wrong, he's still a bastard, but he's much more of a Noble Demon than any previous Big Bad.
THERE WAS NO TIME SKIP. In the first episode Bulk and Phenomenos try and book passage on Terra Venture only to realize later that they forgot Skull. Later on they're seen working at a bar/resturant on the colony. A better question would be how the hell Bulk got back to earth for "Forever Red."
So let me get this straight. The wave was only ever meant to affect the UAE villains, and we can't take Zordon's own words literally. I can believe that. Thank you.
Yeah, I think that just further questions the continuity of Forever Red, but...I'm not gonna get into it.
As Linkara himself points out, one of the main themes of In Space is the nature vs. nurture aspect of evil, how evil is what you do, rather than an inherent part of who you are. As such, it makes sense that the wave would only destroy those who are actively doing something evil (like, say, conquering the universe), while leaving the evil-inclined people (Lothor, Scorpius, the entire population of Onyx) who were just in business negotiations, on the toilet, having a drink, spending quality time with family, etc perfectly unharmed.
Which would make Linkara wrong. The fact that a point is made that Astronema is capable of good because she was born good, and was not meant to be evil, and Ecliptor for all his redeeming qualities was destroyed by the wave because he was built evil shows that Power Rangers in Space is on the nature side of nature vs nurture.
...weeping over your dead princess...
If you're talking about Ecliptor, he was in the process of trying to kill Andros.
Because Andros killed Astronema.
Because she was on the offensive, and Andros was defending himself and his people. This is a very, very, very grey area as to moral justification, especially given that vengeance is usually associated with The Dark Side. Evidently, the Z-wave fell on one side of the knife-edge moral decision; you may fall on the other. Its grey enough an area that arguments can be made both ways.
The season started with a voice-over of 'Sometime in the not-to-distant future...' implying a time-jump. Then Lightspeed Rescue comes along the next year and, at least as far as I can recall, it's set in the same year as real world time, but the events of Lost Galaxy are mentioned as happening in the past. THAT'S the reason for retconing the time skip.
Why has the lightning bolt been so prolific in every Power Rangers logo? Most of the shows have nothing to do with lightning. I can kind of understand it being apart of the show's legacy, but Zeo, Turbo, Space, and so forth had little to no connection to the lightning bolt (And if you want to get technical, neither did two of the three original seasons...).
Pretty much just Rule of Cool when the show was first released. After it had been on for a while, the lightning bolt just became traditional.
Okay, bit of a problem with the Space episode Always a Chance. It's been pretty much accepted by most fans that Adam morphs using the Mastodon Coin, not the Frog Coin, which explains how he can morph even when Alpha reminds us that the Power Coins were destroyed. I get that. But my question is why does Alpha bother to mention that the Ninja Coins were destroyed in the first place? How does the Ninja Coins being destroyed increase the chance of death in using one of the Dino Coins?
This is Alpha 6, who was "born" two years after the Ninja Coins destruction. He might not have been programmed with the details of the ranger teams that had come before him on the basis that the Power Chamber was expected to store that data for him; the extent of his available Coin knowledge was probably "Rangers used to use coins as their power source; the coins were destroyed, rendering the coin-driven morphers inoperable".
I would buy that if not for the fact that the Mastodon coin was clearly visible in the morpher when Adam took it out. Alpha holds the morpher in his hands at one point, he should have clearly seen it.
He might not have even known that there were two sets of coins to begin with. Remember, as human as he seems, he is, for all intents and purposes, a mechanic and button-pusher for the Power Chamber. For efficiency's sake, detailed data not relevant to his day-to-day life or the current crisis (IE, data on the finer points of the first few seasons) might not have been stored locally but rather in the Power Chamber databanks, resulting in a loss of most of his long-term memory in the explosion.
It's also possible that the original coin and the ninja coin used the same morpher. Swapping out the dino coins for the ninja coins probably somehow made their original morphers work again and is the reason why their ranger suits look exactly the same. Alpha mentioned the Ninja Coins because without them, using the morpher would be dangerous.
Um, weren't both sets of power coins destroyed? I was under the impression that the destruction of the dino coins (and powers) was the entire reason they had to go get the Ninja set in the first place...
Nope. The Thunder Zords were destroyed. So they searched for their creator for more power.
So, the Rangers give up the power of the Zeo Crystal for the powers of CARS. And, let's reiterate, the Zeo Crystal's powers INCREASE as time goes on. Yes, I know about deleted scenes and story ideas that were ultimately left on the drawing board, but AS IT STANDS NOW, the Rangers abandon a perfectly good and continually increasing power source. For CARS. CARS. And all this to fight a space pirate. A SPACE PIRATE. THAT just bugs me. (Yes, I've been watching Linkara's History of the Power Rangers reviews, why do you ask?)
It may have been a plan to build up reserve forces - remember, Zordon was planning on retiring the team soon. If he had left them with the Zeo powers, then they would have been powerless after retirement. By having them switch just before retiring, he ensures that the retired rangers still have powers - he was building up for a war with Dark Spector, remember. If he had pulled the power switch when he switched the rangers, the new guys would have likely complained about getting shafted.
There's a decent theory on the Wild Mass Guessing page that I like. While the Zeo powers were indeed growing stronger, perhaps it was possible that they were in danger of growing too strong for the rangers to handle. They had already seen the effects of Zeo energy on Jason, perhaps they figured it was best to retire the Zeo powers. It would also explain why Adam risked using his damaged power morpher in Always a Chance instead of his Zeonizer and why Tommy didn't use his own at any time during Dino Thunder. As for why he used it in Forever Red, my theory is that Tommy was testing a new upgrade (let's say Hayley made it) to the Zeonizer that would theoretically make it safe to use, but after he beat that Machine Empire general in one hit, showing that the Zeo powers were even stronger than before, he decided to write the Zeo powers off as unsalvageable for good.
First of all, there is no indication that the Turbo powers are completely seperate from the Zeo powers. Whose to say that they don't draw their power from the Zeo Crystal? Second, as someone on Atop the Fourth Wall's own page has pointed out, the Turbo powers used technology based on Lerigot's key so that they could cross dimensional barriers. Therefore, it's not hard to assume that the rangers are just using their old powers that have been upgraded with the power to cross dimensions. Since Billy presumably created the Turbo zords, it's possible that he built them to be even stronger than the Zeo zords. Also, since when are cars more ridiculous than Moai and Dogu statues on wheels?
Too bad that Forever Red proved that the Turbo powers have no relation to the Zeo Crystal by showing both Tommy and TJ morphed in their Red Ranger incarnations at the same time.
Why does the Green Ranger have a silver trim on his helmet in his only Dino Thunder appearance? Why wasn't it ever shown before on the toys or even the original show?
I think they just wanted to do something different. They didn't do it in the original show because it would clash with the Sentai footage. Personally I really liked it.
The suit was a concept piece imported from Japan, hence the silver trim. The reason for importing it was because Disney destroyed the old Green Ranger suit, given that they wanted to axe the franchise after Wild Force.
Strange thing is, Jason David Frank actually OWNS an accurate Green Ranger costume. Why didn't they just use that?
Why did they stop using awesome music like We Need a Hero? The new stuff doesn't suck, per say, but they never made anything as awesome as that again. Did they lose the rights?
Well Space, the first season to phase out songs during fight scenes, had a very low budget, so they likely couldn't afford it. Lost Galaxy had a bigger budget but it was being poured into special effects. By the time they got to Lightspeed I guess they either lost the rights or figured they had got by without songs so far, so there was no need to bring them back.
Also, there's still music during the fights, just not they type that could ever be packaged as singles like "We Need A Hero." As the series got longer and longer and each season go more epic with the addition of more rangers to the shared universe the driving rock beat was phased out in favor of more epically heroic orchestral-sounding pieces that really do fit their individual series better than the earlier music. After "In Space" the "Teenagers with attitude" method of recruitment was dropped almost entirely (although it crops up again later on) in favor of young adults, which worked better as the series itself was maturing and growing out of the earlier music. At least, that's my opinion.
Thing is, sentai has new battle songs for every series. PR could. I suppose the expense is the reason.
Why do the rangers always blunder into obvious traps or act stupid? Like in Green Candle (I think it was Green Candle), Goldar kidnaps the ranger's parents and demand the ranger's power coins in exchange. The rangers come unarmed, without any preparation and are completely shocked when the bad guys don'#t honour their bargain! I watched it as a kid and actually screamed "YOU IDIOTS" at the tv. I mean they really didn't suspect a trap? After the bad guys broke every promise they ever made? And then Jason acts like hes SOOOOO clever for keeping one coin hidden, when it was obvious you could just make some fake coins and trade those off.
In all fairness, I think this was the was one of the few times Rita had really done something competantly, not to mention one of the few times she had really struck a very personal blow to the rangers. Considering her plans were often quite petty, I wouldn't be surprised if the rangers were just so shocked that they weren't thinking clearly. Plus when Goldar demanded the coins, it was right then and there, they didn't exactly have time to go and make a bunch of fakes.
Imagine you were in this scenario. As the above poster said, you have no time to create fakes, or really any time to do anything. The villains have your parents hostage. What, exactly, would you do? Would you really take the risk of keeping the coins when your family is in danger? Jason keeping one coin was the only clever thing they could do at that point.
Dax and Miratrix. I'm okay with him getting over her whole deception in one episode, since they hadn't been dating for long, Dax is The Ditz, and the writers needed An Aesop. However, IIRC, their relationship is mentioned all of once after this. I dunno, I just feel like they could have used their previous relationship as the basis for more plotlines (and possibly jokes)...
How do you use a nonexistant relationship for more plotlines,especially after her reveal as a villian? And by "once" you mean the rest of the season right?
What do you mean "the rest of the season"? Last time I checked, they barely referenced it. As for plotlines, Miratrix could create a plan/trick hinging on Dax being more sympathetic towards her (he wouldn't have to fall for it; the important thing would be that Miratrix thinks Dax is enough of an idiot to let his previous relationship with her cloud his judgement). Or they could have tried a Star-Crossed Lovers sort of deal.
That would have been awesome.
In Turbo: A Power Rangers movie, Adam is holding his Thunder Cannon backwards. Correct me if I'm wrong, but IIRC he manages to fire at enemies using what should be the back end of the cannon which makes no sense. Wouldn't it be funny if he tried to fire it at a Piranhatron in front of him but ended up blowing up the wall behind him?
So if Merrick was an Animarium Warrior, he would have been chosen by a Wild Zord, right? But as we learn during the series, he doesn't acquire the Wolf, Hammerhead Shark and Alligator crystals until the final battle with Master Org. So shouldn't he have had another Wild Zord prior to that?
According to the Power Rangers wiki, he didn't have one; it was the other five who used the Crystal Sabers. He was Princess Shayla's personal guard.
So in Zeo, we see the Mighty Morphin' ranger suits displayed at the Power Chamber which is cool and all except...why no Green Ranger suit? For all the problems the rangers had with the Green Ranger, Tommy's time with those powers were an invaluable asset to the team, it feels like an insult to the Green Ranger's memory. Granted, behind the scene they only had that lame flimsy cloth shield, but it would have been better than nothing. And seeing as how there's no real explanation for how the other suits are able to be displayed, despite the destruction of the coins, I think they could have easily handwaved in an explanation for how they got the green suit in there.
I think they didn't want two of the same guy's suits.
How come in Turbo, the Zeo suits aren't displayed? The tubes are there but filled in.
The suits are no longer in the background during Turbo, because the writers treated Turbo as basically a redesign. The teleportation effects were different, they no longer used the previous 4 year common phrase "It's morphing time" (it became "Shift Into Turbo", and subsequently changed every year after), it was the first time they had a new mentor. They wanted to move AWAY from Zeo, and consequently MMPR, because the ratings were dropping. Turbo's popularity boosted after the remaining veterans of the team were finally gone, and the cast was all new.
Alright now it's kinda just been on my mind for the last hour but let me try this. Pretty much the majority of people who are able to morph are human with the exception of 2, the Phantom Ranger, and Mack Hartford. Now I was trying to figure out the mumbo-jumbo of bio-electric fields and researching on the Power Rangers Wiki. Here is an excerpt, "Dr. K was the leader of a research team developing exoskeleton robotic suits to amplify human strength and speed. They were attempting to harness the human body�s natural electrical output to prolong the suit�s battery life, when they had a breakthrough. The discovery of a universal bio-electric field, an unseen energy grid that connects the life force of all living things. Manipulating this field allowed unimagined advances in technology, including the RPM Ranger Suits & Powers." Now if I'm correct, pretty much the majority of people who are able to morph are human or alien with the "bio-electric field" with the exception of 1, Mack Hartford. Mack was an android, so how was he able to use a morpher and become a ranger?
The robot duplicates of the turbo rangers where able to morph as well.It seems that if you have sentience,be it natural or artifical, it counts as the same thing.
So I guess you can just replace "Bio-electric" with "actual electric" then?
I'm not sure, having not seen OO excepting Once a Ranger, but it seems that Mack has at least some semblance of biology to him (think Terminator, maybe?). There's a specific line in RPM that comes to mind in regards to Dillon, paraphrased "Are you a human that's part machine, or a machine that's part human?". Dillon's still able to use his Ranger powers after the Virus tips him over from mostly-human to mostly-machine, implying that so long as Mack is a semi-biological android, there's no problem with accessing the Bio-Field/Morphing Grid. Also worth mentioning in RPM that the Rangers and Doctor K were legitimately concerned about the possibility of Tenaya bonding with the Series Green morpher, even though none of them (Tenaya included) had any idea she was even partially human (which is a whole other side of Fridge Logic, since machines don't have DNA...)
It makes sense that machinery would be compatible with the morphing grid, since the Zords are often tied to the powers of the Rangers, and in RPM the equipment is "downmorphed" to them.
Also, even though Mack is an android he still has obviously biological functions, abilities, and needs. It might be that under normal circumstances (i.e. not in two or more pieces) his construction makes him "close enough" to human to fool the Morphing Grid.
It's never said that you need to be a part of the morphing grid to be able to access it as a power source. Or vice-versa: remember, the Overdrive rangers got cut off from the grid in terms of using it as a power source, but they didn't drop dead. That said, iMack probably wouldn't be able to use grid-based powers without a morpher.
Two things concerning the Aquitian Rangers:
Wasn't it rather irresponsible of them to just leave Aquitar vulnerable while the Hydro Hog was still around? Aquitar presumably has better defenses than Earth, but they obviously have Rangers for a reason and they flat out stated they weren't strong enough to defeat him.
It seems that Rangers in general feel free to respond to distress calls, regardless of the danger - just look at the Endenoi thing. As for why this is... maybe the Aquitarans have a Sixth Ranger they left behind to hold the fort, just like the Rangers left Kimberly behind when they went to Edenoi? The earth rangers may have had a non-professional reason for doing so, but it seems a reasonable strategy and the Aquitarans are more professional...
What exactly are they doing during In Space? They don't appear until Countdown to Destruction and no reason is ever given for their absence.
What were they doing? Defending Aquitar, of course. Presumably it was under siege from the UAE just like Earth was.
Shouldn't Tanya have been arrested for illegal immigration at some point after having no relevant papers or ID? I don't think "teleported in by ancient alien wizard during a reverse-time scenario" is a legally accepted way of entering the country, and she certainly never passed through customs or got a green card or anything. Her parents are well known explorers, meaning she does exist in a database somewhere so its not like she gets the Undead Tax Exemption like the alien visitors, extra-dimensional travelers, and Time Police do...
The timeline changed after the Rangers restored everything to normal. Zordon said that history had changed so that Aisha and her parents had always been in Africa, so it's likely that it also changed so that Tanya had either immigrated legally or was a US citizen all along.
Tanya's parents were explorers - it could be that they were born in the US, as was Tanya, and she was left with Ashalla when they went to search for Auric.
Whilst rewatching Linkara's History of Power Rangers videos I remembered something which had bugged me back when I first saw it. It was the Green Candle storyline in which Tommy loses his Green Ranger powers. When the team was told of the candle by Zordon, he mentions that Tommy had touched the candle back when he was working for Rita. Now here's where it bugs me. From the time that Tommy was evil up till the Green Candle was lit, Zordon KNEW that Rita had this magic candle which she can use any time to drain Tommy's powers....and he never did anything about it prior to the Green Candle episodes? Hell when Tommy joined the team the first thing Zordon should have said was. 'Power Rangers, with the addition of the green ranger you are now stronger than ever in your goal to defeat Rita once and for all. Speaking of Rita by the way she's currently got a candle which can strip Tommy of his powers so I would highly recommend you find it and destroy it.'
In all fairness, Zordon was never proactive, and maybe he was hopeful that Rita would use it as a last resort, before trying to get Tommy back, or that they were going to defeat her before that happens.
Zordon always kind of struck me as a guy who releases information on a need-to-know basis. I recall in Zeo, when Trey gave the ranger's the Super Zeo Zords, Zordon reveals that he knew of them and assumed they were lost. And yet it seems he never bothered to reveal the existence of these zords to the rangers. Assuming there was no way for the rangers to infiltrate Rita's palace (and they never did in the series), maybe Zordon just didn't want to worry them until it was time for the candle to be used. For all we know, Rita may have had trouble creating the candle in the first place and Zordon figured there was a good chance she would never use it. It would explain why she didn't use it the very moment Tommy swapped sides.
Why did Frax keep acting evil in Power Rangers Time Force after getting some revenge on Ransik? He even stated that deep down humans weren't his enemy, only Ransik's. So why did he go on to keep building giant robots to conquer and cause destruction if he didn't consider humans his enemy?
Because he wanted more revenge on Ransik (and to get back to the year 3000), and needed resources to do so. Resources he could only get from the humans.
(original poster) But if that was the case, there are lower key ways to get resources than building a Humongous Mecha and destroying the city senselessly. Though in thinking about this, perhaps his time with Ransik corrupted his internal fortitude so that now he too seeks to cause anarchy and destruction just like Ransik.
Word of God says that Turtle Cove is in Colorado. How in God's name did Cole manage to get to a landlocked state from his jungle home by CANOE?!
On that same note, Turtle Cove is clearly the place where the Animarium was long ago. Why did Cole's parents have to go to this far away jungle to find the remains of Master Org, and for that matter, why were his remains so far away from the site of the battle of the Animarium itself?
I originally posted this in the Lightspeed Rescue page, but that seems to be pretty dead: So, behind the scenes of Lightspeed Rescue, what was wrong with using Sieg's suit for a sixth ranger instead of making their own costume? Was it damaged? Was there some legal problem?
Just a guess here, but maybe it wasn't 'Ranger-y' enough. Yes, the previous season had the Magna Defender who was not very Ranger-like in appearance, but he was openly someone not originally affiliated with the Rangers. The Titanium Ranger was designed to be a part of the team, or at least an upgrade for them.
Did anyone else notice the wheels on the back of the Wild Force Megazord's legs? I know in the toy this allows the Bison to turn into a carrier for the other zords to ride on, but why did it never show up in the series? Was it ever used in Gaoranger?
The carrier formation is part of the Megazord's Transformation Sequence, formed before the rangers get on board and shift it into its humanoid mode. It would have been interesting to see it used like the original Megazord's Tank Mode, but apparently not.
Why do Power Rangers never call things in before engaging serious threats (MotW not Mooks)? Sometimes it makes sense but the vast majority of the time when they engage a monster even if they have reason to think they will need backup they don't call for it before charging in, you think Zordon would have made rule 4 "Poor Communication Kills if you see a monster make sure to call us before engaging". And I know the answer is stock footage restraints, but the writers can just stall others getting there with some excuse.
They were out scuba diving.
Not talking about the half (of the team) that were out scuba diving, I am talking about the other half.
I'd say in general, there's no real need for a ranger to call something in. The ranger's HQ pretty much always has some kind of alarm system to detect a monster, so all the other rangers will be dispatch asap anyway. May as well jump in right now and start saving civilians instead of wasting time with an unneccesary call.
This wouldn't be posted here if I had not seen half a dozen cases where this wouldn't have solved a bunch of problems. I will agree some seasons they didn't have to (ironically enough, Zordon's tenure was one) but if they don't have an omniscient problem detector (in Space, Ninja Storm, and Dino Thunder ext.) it could have solved a lot of unnecessary problems. Besides how long does it take to say "I am at ____ there are _____ (send help/send help if I don't call back)." 10s maybe.
This doesn't really bug me so much as Ron Wasserman's music almost always qualifies as Crowning Music of Awesome but back in the day when Power Rangers was the hot new thing on the market why did they make the music videos of all sorts of his other songs. To the best of my knowledge they weren't written for the show and were just used as fighting songs because they sounded cool. So why have them used in official music videos? Just Rule of Cool?
There WERE music videos of several songs from the soundtrack included in the VHS releases of "Goldar's Vice Versa," "Rocky Just Wants To Have Fun," and "Where There's Smoke There's Fire." Here's one for 5-4-1.
What I don't get is all the references to Clark Kenting about the teams over the years. Look for a group of people who hang out together and wear the same colors of the Rangers. That's actually not much to go on. The odds are there are plenty of cliques with a similar color scheme to nearly any group of rangers.
It didn't help that Zordon's crew would regularly teleport out no more than three feet down the hall from the Juice Bar.
True but thanks to the communicators they go get a warning beep not unlike a pager, so they'd know to leave and make sure no one noticed their teleportation.
They won't have to have existed prior to Power Rangers. They can just be new teams.
Alien teams?, Ancient Rangers?
Exactly. However, just those two would get old. So, there could be other possibilities. Maybe a team that was fighting Venjix forces in a place other than Corinth? Teams that fought during the years 2005 and 2010? Another Time Force or SPD unit?
Or additional Pai Zhua masters with a different set of spirit animals, another Lightspeed Rescue unit, something one of the past tech guysnote Billy, Cam, Hayley, etc. had been working on since we saw 'em last, Wild Force rangers for Wild Zords that didn't show up in that season (there ARE still more than 80 unaccounted for, after all)... the possibilities are endless.
My money for Dairanger is on them going back to the original idea from Power Rangers Lost Galaxy of them being the original wielders of the Quasar sabers.
As cool as that would be, the Pink, Blue, and Green Dairanger helmets don't resemble their respective Galactabeasts at all. But that is a nice bit of trivia; where'd you hear it?
They used the Kakuranger costumes for aliens. I figure they'd just say those 16 unused teams were international Power Rangers. The ones we got were always shown fighting in the US, what about worldwide threats? They could make several of them Japanese, but also make one a Chinese team, an Australian team, an African team, a German team, etc.
Dairanger was explained as being never before seen on Earth. In other words, another team of Alien Rangers.
This show seems unkillable. In the event that it continues to 2025, what will they do for that season, given that SPD took place that year? They could make a 2005 season...but, let's face it, 2005 isn't a very interesting time period in and of itself.
Simply cover another city besides New Tech. No rule saying we're only allowed one alien invasion per year.
If so, though, the ranger-monster-conflict would have to be something of a secret, as I would find it hard to believe that no one in New Tech's SPD would ever mention it.
Though they really shouldn't have made SPD into the near future, it could still work out. Also, maybe SPD already exists on earth; we just haven't seen them.
It does. There's a flashback in one episode showing that SPD was operational on Earth in 2001.
In The Green Candle their plan for retrieving the candle, and sending help for Tommy later on, is stupid. Why send Jason alone? Trini or Zack could have gone in with him, increasing their chances (of course Jason also could have morphed to better his chances). And then when Tommy needs help they yank Jason out instead of just sending Billy, Zack and Trini to power up the Dragonzord.
If they only had sentai footage for three revived Phantom Beast Generals...why did they make eight crystal eyes?
But wasn't Jungle Fury (like almost every other season) supposed to be the last season?
The writers were smart enough to realize that Jungle Fury probably wouldn't actually be the last season.
Maybe. On a related point, if they do choose to bring the five other eyes up again, Gokaiger might work out for it. If they are going to do Gokaiger.
Why didn't Saban or Disney use the Sentai Vs. movies for the teamup episode's fight footage?
Saban did. Twice. The first was Rangers of Two Worlds, which is looked on relatively favorably, just mainly forgotten as it was made before the regular team ups. The second was Trakeena's Revenge, which had a host of behind the scenes mishaps and is generally considered subpar. The result has basically been that the team up is used to wrap up lingering plot threads from the previous season which either didn't exist or were modified from the Sentai footage (Jinxer's Go Go V counterpart was the team up villain for Timeranger, as opposed to Vypra in the Time Force, etc.), and as such, the Sentai footage doesn't fit the story being told.
In 'Doomsday,' Alpha taps into Rita's data storage. So the mystical Rita Repulsa, sorceress and spell caster keeps her spells in a computer database that can be accessed remotely. Huh?
Perhaps her spellbook was getting old and damaged so she transferred all her spells onto a hard drive.
And SPEAKING of 'Doomsday,' why is it that, not very long after the Zords being trashed and previously being said to require several hours of repair BEFORE fighting Lokar and Cyclopsis in round two and getting their asses thoroughly handed to them, the Zords are already back in fighting shape, including Titanus, who had previously been buried in the Earth by Rita and inaccessible to the Rangers?
Tommy being the black Dino Thunder Ranger had several references to his original Green Ranger possition. He had a pointy gold sheild (though only on his shoulders this time), he had more gold to his costume, and he was the first Ranger added to the team (after being the first Ranger added to ANY team). Heck, the key for the morpher even mirrors his last powers, the Turbo powers. But one thing bugs me. In Abaranger, the key to Abareblack's henshin device was a harmonica. A musical instrument. The Green Ranger's Dragon Dagger was a flute. A musical instrument. Why couldn't they use that as a reference? Maybe just a quick scene at the end of an episode where he pulls out the key and plays a Dragonzord song on it?
That would have been cool. Although, I'm not sure that Disney actually had the rights to the original Dragonzord tune, as evidenced by...whatever that was that played in Tommy's battle with the Green Ranger. Even so, just playing anything on it would have been nice.
In the end of Wild Force, Taylor goes back to the Air Force after being missing for more than a year. Am I the only one bothered that they let her back in, seemingly no questions asked? She vanished over home territory with a multi-million dollar fighter jet. Even if they presumed she was lost in a crash, it would raise some serious questions when she just shows up a year later. Things like "Where were you?" "Where's your jet?" "If you're fine why didn't you report back earlier?". The military in general tends to frown upon people going AWOL after all. For that matter, why didn't some serious alarms go off when her license got ran earlier in the season?
Maybe there were a bunch of questions asked, and we just didn't see it on screen.
She was "given a hero's welcome" that doesn't sound like asking questions to me.
Power Rangers are known to communicate with one another, especially after Forever Red, and Lightspeed Rescue was a government operation. She probably had word passed that she was, essentially, on a covert ops mission necessary for national security, with Lightspeed Rescue vouching for her, which ensured the Hero's Welcome when she got back from said mission.
A minor nitpick, but I figured I'd ask anyway. Why is it that the Rangers, no matter what season we're watching, almost never fight at night (I think they did once in SPD), and aside from the unmorphed scenes in the Wild Force finale never fight in the rain? Sure, in Lightspeed Rescue the demons couldn't touch water (though we're never shown what would happen if they do...), but are you seriously telling me that no villain ever wants to attack in the rain?
Real rain doesn't show up well on camera. In the episode True Blue to the Rescue, the rangers are fighting (at night incidently) and if you look closely, you can see rain in the headlights of a car.
Does that camera shot MMPR always used right after the morphing sequence (the one where the rangers are seen somersaulting towards the enemy from below) have a name? What is it, if so?
OK, a kinda minor one here, from the morphing sequence in the Mighty Morphin movie. That they went in a different order from usual is no big deal; it's different, but there's no apparent reason that the morphing calls have to be in the usual order. Heck, I don't even mind that the suits themselves and the morphing effect look significantly different; the suits are close enough (and, I'll admit, I kinda like the Powered Armor look) and the different morphing effect gets by on Rule of Cool (and the idea that what we see in the show's morphing sequence probably isn't what it looks like in-universe anyway). No, what gets me is this. In the movie, the Rangers are using their first morphing calls, the ancient animals. (The change to the second calls, "<color> Ranger Power!", hadn't happened yet.) Tommy's the White Ranger at this point. The other rangers make their calls as usual, then we get to Tommy, who calls out, "White Tiger!" Wait a minute — his first morphing call as the White Ranger was "Tigerzord!" The call itself is established as a necessary part of the morphing process, ever since the first episode of the show. Why did Tommy's morpher respond to a different call? What makes it even more head-scratching is that, when you think about it, "White Tiger" would have made sense as his morphing call, had it not already been established as "Tigerzord".
Possibly copyright issues? For copyright/licensing reasons on behalf of the production company, I believe, the movie's Tengu warriors became Tenga warriors when they appeared on the TV show.
I doubt that. The behind-the-scenes answer is probably simpler than that, considering other points where the movie clashes with the show. Besides, I'm looking at this from an in-universe perspective. The Mighty Morphin morphers are, essentially, voice-activated, and, at least in fiction, voice-activated items will rarely assign two valid phrases for the same function. Tommy's morpher, at this point, responds to "Tigerzord", yet performs its function for a different phrase this one time.
So... Why EXACTLY did the Falcon Zord being captured in "Changing of the Zords" render the other Ninja Zords inoperable? The other Ninja Zords operated independently of the Falcon Zord, it's not as if it was required for the standard Megazord form. Sure, they wouldn't be able to form the Mega Falconzord for obvious reasons, but that still doesn't preclude the other Megazord form at their disposal. What exactly took the other Ninja Zords offline?
Well, the behind-the-scenes reason is clearly limitations from the sentai footage, but for an in-universe answer... maybe it's some sort of security program that the Rangers have no ability to override?
Since Denji Sentai Megaranger had MegaBlack as the functioning team leader (which carried over in the morphed fight scenes), does anyone agree that T.J. should've been made the Black Space Ranger to reflect this, since he was the team leader in Turbo? I know that the backlash from Zack and Trini's Ranger colours would've prevented this from happening, but it might have made more sense based on the team configuration.
You probably answered your own question. Additionally, Green and Black occupy the same "spot," so the producers might have thought it odd to have the Green Ranger not become the Black Ranger.
Andros was always the unquestionable leader of the In Space team, so any Sentai footage inconsistencies could just be chalked up to Carlos being proactive in battle. Plus, T.J. fits the role of "The Smart Guy" far better than Carlos.
Was anyone else bugged by the moment near the end of the Jungle Fury where Casey's feeling down and Dom inspires him by telling him about To Kill a Mockingbird? I'm all for encouraging kids to read, particularly a classic like Mockingbird, but what bugs me is that Dom says the book is all about redemption. Is there another version of the book I don't know about? Because I sure don't remember redemption being one of the central themes.
Actually, if you think about it, it was: Dai Shi possessed Jarrod, and Carnisoar sent him back to the past to rob him of his humanity. He was slipping into the darkness more and more as the series progressed, and Casey saw good within Jarrod. When Casey faced off against him, he broke through to the good side of him. After that (an episode later no less), Jarrod still questioned whether he can still be redeemed from his past as Dai Shi.
I don't disagree that there's a redemption story in Jungle Fury. I'm saying that there isn't one in To Kill a Mockingbird. You could argue that maybe there is when it comes to Boo Radley's character, but that wasn't the main story of the book. Dom states the book is all about redemption and it's not. It's about a lawyer having the courage to defend a black man at a time when most people would think it wrong of him. That is actually pretty close to what Casey is going through at this point, but Dom talks about redemption when the message should have been about having the courage and conviction to do what you think is right.
What was the in-story purpose of the "never escalate the fight" rule that Zordon imposed? Sure, as a meta concept it means that the plot would otherwise be over, but doesn't it seem ridiculous? Basically, the Power Rangers have to wait until the enemy has had the opportunity to cause extra damage than they otherwise would have. It doesn't even make sense if it's part of the whole "heroes only defend" rule. Is there something morally wrong with meeting any attack (especially from somebody like Rita or Zedd) with overwhelming force right from the get-go?
The way I see it, the rangers have very powerful weapons, which could potentially cause damage and risk civilians. Use a blaster and you risk someone being caught in the crossfire. Summon a Megazord and think of the damage cause by the tremors created by the Megazord's footsteps. Best to only use them if absolutely necessary.
So Zordon doesn't trust the good people he himself picked as Earth's defenders? Makes sense, I suppose.
It isn't really a matter of trust, but of inevitability. No matter how good a person is at heart, there WILL be collateral damage proportional to the damage potential of a weapon, especially if the training your soldiers have received consists of "knows karate".
It's actually fairly similar to the rules police have to follow. You respond to the threat proportionally. Yes, a cop could end any confrontation much earlier if he or she pulled out their Glock and popped a cap, but in most cases that's going to increase the risks of collateral damage, casualties, and death way beyond what's necessary.
Not only that, but the reason to not escalate the fight is to prevent, well, escalation. Say the enemy sends one monster to attack. If the rangers brought their Megazord out straight away before the monster had a chance to grow, yea they would probably win immediately. But what then? If they keep calling their Megazord every time a Putty or a Tenga or a Cog or whatever shows up, the villains are going to up their game. They'll start sending out fully grown monsters straight away. They will never not send out fully grown monsters. So what happens if a Ranger is late to the fight? What if the Megazord, due to overuse, is currently being repaired or refueled? In fact this might be why some Ranger teams don't always morph straight away when fighting footsoldiers. If they can beat the enemy without resorting to weapons, why use them and tempt the enemy to start sending out tougher challenges?
Did Zordon always have the white tiger power coin? And if so, why didn't he recruit six teenagers to begin with?
There's never any indication that they had the tiger coin all along. I always assumed they built it from scratch after the green ranger powers were lost (or maybe even modified the dragon coin to do it).
It was stated in Ninja Quest that the coins were originally made by Ninjor and that Zordon had merely discovered them afterward. Perhaps Zordon and Alpha found another Power Coin just prior to White Light.
In the Psycho Ranger episodes and the episode right before Countdown to Destruction, Astronema displays an interest in destroying Dark Specter and taken control herself. Yet in Countdown to Destruction, she seems absolutely shocked and surprised to see him fall. It didn't seem like surprise at seeing him be destroyed then and there but that it was happening at all, based on her dialogue ("Dark Specter, destroyed? How could this happen?! This is impossible.") So what gives?
Astronema was likely surprised that someone killed Dark Specter before she could. Of course, she was very quick to take advantage of the moment.
The different ranger teams all have radically different sources of power so how is it they're all connected to the morphing grid?
I think the morphing grid is the power source. It's just a power source that can be accessed through a variety of methods (technology, magic, etc.).
I always saw it more as the morphing grid being a sort of Hammer Space where a ranger's suit and weapons are stored and different rangers just use different sources of power to access it.
When Kimberly got her Ninja Power Coin stolen in "Changing of the Zords," Zordon said that Ninjor had linked the Power Coins to the Rangers' "natural human energies" and that Kim would die if they didn't get the coin back. So why weren't the Rangers all killed when Rita and Zedd destroyed the Power Coins in "Climb Every Fountain"?
They were able to cut the link to save her, maybe they did the same thing somehow after the coins were destroyed. Or maybe turning time back cut them off already.
The SPD morphers are Sirian technology, though most of the operatives are human for obvious reasons. So, why is it that the default helmet design is shaped like a human head with a flat face, and the only Sirian example we see has doglike ears on that default humanshaped helmet, rather than a default doglike helmet modified for human use on the human operatives? Why would a doglike species design suits that require shapeshifting or squeezing for their own species to fit into?
I thought Kat created Cruger's morpher. Still doesn't explain why the helmet doesn't have a snout, but it was at least invented by someone with a more or less human shaped head.
What was with the way the rangers used to run in Lost Galaxy? Did anyone ever notice this? They were always hunched over with their arms spread out. That's not a very efficient way of running. Weirder still, in the Lost Galaxy/Lightspeed Rescue teamup, there's a scene where Leo and Carter are running side by side. Carter is running in a normal sensible way, but Leo is still doing that weird hunched thing. Was there ever an explanation for it in Gingaman?
Charging with the sword ready to swing?
Unless I missed something, why did the Alien Rangers never return to where they found pure sources of water in previous episodes? Maybe they got barred from the car wash, but what about the other sources?
Something that always bothered me in Power Rangers and Super Sentai, does Earth not have an army, air force, navy? Heck, what about a police force? Watching the opening of Gokaiger and remembering back to Countdown to Destruction I always wondered why the super powers of the world, U.S., England, Japan, etc. not set out fighter jets to help the rangers out too. It's nice to have superpowered beings on your side but alien invasions usually have a ton of aliens versus a handful of superpowered beings. Maybe if they got off their butts to help the rangers, the result would be much prettier...
Rule 5 in the Power Rangers universe: the rangers are the end all solution to finish and win ALL fights. Besides, the last time we saw a military organization not directly affiliated with a ranger organization fighting a monster in Lost Galaxy, their attacks had no effect, and they turned over the killing to the rangers again.
Except that we saw during Countdown to Destruction and certain episodes of Gokaiger that at the very least normal mooks can be taken down by the likes of Bulk and Skull or The short Japanese kid with a Kendo stick. I can understand weapons not being effective against the monsters but against the mooks...if I was the leader of any country, I'd send in the army to crush the mooks so the rangers can focus on more important tasks, like the much more powerful monsters. Heck, you're telling me that the local highly train SWAT team can't crush a few mooks?
To be fair, some seasons do address this in different ways. Lost Galaxy as mentioned above, had a defensive unit (incompetant as they were). RPM had the Corinth military who seemed to be well equipped enough to deal with basic footsoldiers. Time Force had the Silver Guardians while in Lightspeed Rescue and SPD, the rangers were the government sanctioned response.
The local forces have likely realised the safest thing to do is to evacuate the area and leave the fighting to the rangers when possible. Sure, they might have something that can fight the basic mooks but if they do the villains will either send larger numbers of them or send something stronger.
So, how exactly does the teleportation fit into the Power Rangers' arsenal? Is it just part of their powers, controlled by the communicators/morphers, controlled by the series' command centre or what?
I believe it's to do with the Command Centre. When Billy built the original communicators, he tapped into the centre's teleportation grid by accident and they just decided it was convienient to keep the feature in. And I'm pretty sure there were occasions in the show when the teleportation grid was offline even though they could still morph. Different seasons may have different rules, but then teleportation kind of got written out of the show anyway. As far as I can tell, the only ranger who has teleportation abilities as a part of their power set is the Green RPM Ranger.
Why do the MMPR Rangers in most pre-2010 merchandise have the dinosaur symbols on their chests that don't exist (until The Movie, years after the fact?) Also, Goldar's got wings in all of it and except for a few brief moments, he doesn't have those until season 2. Is there some Screwed by the Lawyers reason the exact likenesses of the characters couldn't grace any of The Merch?
In the MMPR episode,"No Clowning Around", the rangers say the whole fair is a trap by Rita. Where did Rita get the rides, concession stands, games and port-a-johns to make the fair?
Why do the rangers always seem to flinch and act scared whenever a monster goes through its growing sequence, despite it happening almost every time?
A monster that grows has it's power magnified by several times, making it a huge threat to the rangers outside their zords. They're scared because they're in danger and vulnerable and they never know if their megazord will be strong enough to defeat it (sometimes the megazords fail and they have to kill it when it shrinks again).
So when Disney got the rights to Power Rangers, they were going to axe the series after Wild Force...which was their only series at the time. Why did they buy it if they did not want to continue the series? Did they just not like it and wanted to buy it just so that they could end it? And for the record, it is a Merchandise Driven show, meaning that they wouldn't have gotten much money by just repeating the same seasons over and over again with no new toys to sell.
I don't know for sure, but I've heard people say they bought it just so they wouldn't have to compete with it.
The rumor I read once was that Disney really wanted to buy Digimon but the only way they could get it was through a package deal along with all of Saban's other properties.
Okay, so in Once a Ranger, the veteran rangers are seen piloting a zord. This isn't a problem, except..how the hell does Xander know how to pilot a zord??? In Mystic Force, the rangers became the zords.
I would imagine Mr Hartford designed the zords to be quite user friendly. The Overdrive rangers figured out how to drive after all, and only one of them was a professional driver.
Why do the Megaforce rangers wear (almost) the exact same outfits in every episode?
Because morphing uses stock footage, so the further their outfits get from what they're wearing in the morphing sequence footage, the greater the need for either expensive editing or thin, narrative-breaking excuses for outfit-changing prior to morphing; as high school students, they can't be given Ranger job-related uniforms like recent seasons have - and school uniforms would likely not leave them enough creativity for color coding or visual distinctiveness.
How did Ivan Ooze know about the things he'd missed while sealed away, if he missed them due to being sealed away?
This one cycles back to the original: In Green with Evil 2, everybody (minus a trapped Jason) face the green ranger, and then they summon the megazord... WHY?! Doesn't that violate Zordon's rule about battle escalation?
To be fair, they were down a Ranger and Tommy was kicking the snot out of them after already having done it in the prior episode, both times with ease. It was probably desperation. Besides, given the Sentai footage, Megazord kinda needed to be there, might as well have the Rangers call it.
Did it ever bug the heck out of anyone else how Zordon suddenly shoehorned Tommy in as the leader of the MMPR team when he was introduced as the White Ranger? This was pre-"Power Transfer" where it would have it made sense to promote him. Instead Jason was just unceremoniously dropped after having led the team effectively for the entire series up to that point, and it felt like a massive Mary Sue moment in Tommy's favor.
My personal theory is that while Jason was a good leader, I think he didn't like being the leader. I remember in the episode where they end up on the island where they witness their worst fears, Jason's worst fear is seeing his team disappear and being faced with the idea that he let them down. Maybe Jason himself would have preferred Tommy to be the leader but Zordan wouldn't agree to promote him until they sorted out his failing powers. The very first thing Jason says when Tommy is promoted is: "This is great." He could just be happy for Tommy, or maybe he's glad to no longer have to deal with the stress of leadership.
Why did Tyzonn seemingly show feelings for Rose in "One Fine Day" when he has a fiancee? Maybe he was just trying to be her friend, but it seemed really odd...
Didn't he think his fiancee was dead? Maybe he was trying to move on until he found out she was still alive.
Not really. He never outright implied he thought she was dead, he only said that he would continue searching for her because he thought she was alive.
Man, Overdrive has a lot of these, doesn't it? So when Norg speaks to Vella, Vella says "there can be only one Tyzonn." Didn't Tyzonn himself state that his name was common on his planet?? This is a pretty minor one, but it still bugs me.
In the first season episode "For Whom the Bell Trolls" the events of the fight turn out to be All Just a Dream... But Rita was clearly shown coming up with the plan before Trini went to sleep. So what happened to that?
My guess, Trini woke up just as the doll was about to be stolen and scared off the thief, preventing the whole thing from happening.
Where does the head of the Mastodon Zord go when the Dino Megazord switches to battle mode? I know it can be used as a shield, but until it is, it just...disappears.
It goes to the same place as Optimus Prime's trailer.
One thing I don't get... so, you know Sam AKA the Omega Ranger from SPD... why is it that he is turned into a ball of light after time travelling but it doesn't affect an alien, the SPD rangers, and most of the cast of Time Force? And before people make the argument, the B-Squad Rangers have similar powers to Sam and they aren't affected when time travelling...
The offscreen reason is supposedly that they didn't want to hire an actor to play him when unmorphed (to his credit, Bruce Kalish has since stated that he regrets how Sam was handled). In-universe, it's not really clear.
Can somebody give me some behind the scenes information on what happened between Zeo and Turbo's filming? In the end of Zeo Bulk and Skull are going to France and Rita and Zedd are ready for their comeback. I've heard conflicting accounts of it though and some of the explanations don't make sense. If Bulk and Skull's actors were being sent off to star in their spinoff then why did they do the monkey subplot after they decided to keep them for the movie? Why did they set up the Rita and Zedd return subplot if they knew they were going to base the villain on the Carranger's villains? I've never heard a good explanation, does anybody have any info?
A lot of people are quick to blame Turbo for losing a lot of the show's audience, but from I've heard, Zeo already had steadily declining ratings. Considering that beyond the new suits, Zeo wasn't really that different in format, it's likely that kids were getting bored of the same old concept. So it may be that the writers figured they needed to shake things up and jettisoned a whole bunch of subplots they had planned.
Yeah but was it really the only reason? I've heard since I posted it that Zedd's actor was unavailable and they didn't want to do a season of only Rita. But as the for the whole mess of ideas they used and immediately dropped for Bulk and Skull I've heard nothing.
How did Divatox's forces not know where the Power Chamber was when earlier in the season, Divatox had a monster turn it invisible?
Did they ever explain how the Wild Force rangers go from the ground to the Animarium and back?
How the FUCK did Mack move a car and rip the door off one in "Kick Into Overdrive, Part 2" when his genes weren't even re-sequenced yet?
It's not uncommon for rangers to show great feats of strength. In one episode of SPD, Bridge is able to hurl an entire car at a monster. It's implied that morphing enhances the user's physical strength. Mack's supposed gene re-sequencing simply allowed him to use super strength when unmorphed as well.
So in White Light, Zordon claims that "this time", Tommy's powers are made with the "light of goodness". So just what the heck was Ninjor making the other Dino Coins from? Was Ninjor dabbling in some kind of black magic??
More likely Zordon was reffering to the Green Ranger powers that Rita crafted and gave to Tommy; those were made by Rita (who, at this point, is still evil). The other Dino Coins were probably made from the same "light of goodness" that the White Ranger's coin was, but with prehistoric beasts (IE: The Dinozords) and not modern animals (IE: The Ninjazords).
Did Rita create the Dragon Coin? I always thought the implication was that she stole it.
The powers were simply neutral. They were just a set of armour and weapons that could be used however the user wished.
So in SPD Kat tells Sky that he can't use the battlizer because it's only compatable with Red Ranger technology. WHY? Kat designed and created all the morphers (save for the Omega morpher) and the battlizer! The only reason that it wouldn't be compatible is if she deliberately designed it that way. Why would she do that? What is so special about the Red SPD powers that makes them so different from the others? The fact that it comes with two blasters instead of a sword? And I notice she didn't have this "compatability" issue when she modified the Delta Squad Megazord to combine with the Omega Max Cycle. Compare this to Samurai where Shogun Mode could be used by any ranger (save for Gold who developed his powers seperately, now that's a believable compatability issue!). So apparently samurai who lived centuries ago were making better battlizers that Kat in the year 2025! Apparently Kat is a sucky inventor...
Law of Chromatic Superiority. Battlizer's are, generally speaking, a Red Ranger only privilege. Now, in Universe, there is no real explanation for it.
Why did Andrew Hartford build Mack to look like he was in his late teens? Was he too lazy to update him to simulate growing up? Or maybe he had other reasons....either way, it's kind of weird.
It was most likely the former. Because Mack is a robot and won't physically age past the age of 18 or so (how he was built), he's at a relatively reasonable age to live on his own when Andrew passes away while still getting to enjoy being a kid. Basically, Andrew probably built him approaching young adulthood not because he had weird intentions with him, but because he didn't want to have a son that was permanently stuck at an age where he wasn't able to take care of himself; considering how human Mack looks, it probably took Andrew a really, really long time to build him, and to constantly update him to age him would only waste his time.
Before I begin, I would like to state that I am using Power Rangers Megaforce as a base for this example as it is the only one I have any sort of familiarity with. Ok, let's begin:
As for the Monsters of the Week that also happen to be generals of the Big Bad's army, they don't exactly blend in with their grunts allowing for fire to be straight onto them. Really the only things they have going for them is the starship armada (for as far as we know, have no defensive weapons for whatever reason and are sitting ducks) and the ability to create giants out of their defeated high ranking members (I'll admit, those 50ft monsters could potentially cause heavy causalities to both civilian and military targets and might be able to take a lot of firepower before going down). But if this fleet were to ever launch a conventional invasion, they would be crushed while Human scientists would looks over their technology and most likely sparks a new technological renaissance not scene since the post WWII world.
All of the Power Ranger shows taking place in the same universe causes a lot of problems. How is it possible for new rangers not to know about the original six? How come the new villains don't know about Lord Zedd or Dark Specter? You would think alien invasions and monster attacks in Angel Grove would be on the news around the world. There's no way you can have 6 super power teens, alien warlords, giant robots and be discreet.