The reason Doctor K doesn't call anyone by their names is because they cannot reciprocate.She doesn't know her own original name, so no one can use it; they have to use the codename Alphabet Soup gave her. For this reason, she refers to everyone else by their codenames.
Doctor K has some form of Asperger's Syndrome.This might just be part of her social abandonment at Alphabet Soup, but think about this one. She is tactful but lacks empathy towards others, flat-out thinking that she is the center of her universe. (It's justified with her having been at Alphabet Soup and her being the single person with the know-how to beat the Venjix Virus.) She is exceptionally smart at certain skill sets but has a low general knowledge, in her case, of social activities. She has a hard time dealing with emotions, whether her own or others, and may resort to other ways of venting emotion, such as playing violin or blowing holes in the ranger base. She's pretty dead on.
Venjix of the Venjix Virus is the same Venjix as the head of the Machine Empire Remnant, whose program somehow survived the destruction of Sepenterra.All right, this one is a gimme, and we've been assuming it, but it's still technically a guess. Presumably, he broadcast his AI out of the explosion at the last minute, using those antennae on the top of his head to ensure the signal would be strong enough. He then bided his time on a satellite, using it to study the planet and wait for the perfect moment of vulnerability. At that moment, he broadcast himself planetside and started taking over the computer systems, starting with active Ranger HQs (which were probably run by skeleton crews by then, since no Big Bad was obvious).
Project Venjix was an attempt to reverse-engineer Machine Empire technology found on the moonThey thought Dr. K should start by figuring out one of the AIs (specifically, Venjix's), since he could tell them a lot more. Then they could move on to things like advanced weaponry and growth technology. This... did not work as well as planned.
Venjix is reverse-engineered from Machine Empire tech, but not the original Venjix from "Forever Red".Please consider the following:
Venjix tricked Dr. K into making him.Okay, first, we must assume that it's the same Venjix that was in "Forever Red." Let's say that, before his destruction, he left a "copy" of himself as an AI. Dr. K found this AI when she was ordered to make the computer program. It promised her that it would be able to let her out if she turned it into a powerful virus.
Venjix will travel back in time to create the Machine Empire.Venjix's rank of general is only a deception to throw the Machine Empire's enemies off. He is the emperor.
RPM will end with the rangers going to some other planet to save it from the Machine EmpireSince Venjix, and by extension the Machine Empire, successfully conquered Earth, it's safe to assume that they've also conquered worlds that are less well protected. Also, Go-onger ended in a similar fashion.
RPM will end with the beginnings of Time ForceImagine the end of Venjix as humanity tries to rebuild. Dr. K begins work on her next project using her super-special fourth-dimensional tech. The radiation sickness has created strange mutations in a small subsection of humanity, which is driven to the many deserts as humanity rebuilds itself. Dude. But is second-half showrunner Judd Lynn hardcore enough (and self-serving enough) to do it?
SPD is no longer the futureOkay, during SPD, the villains went into the past more than once, right? During one of their time travel forays, they sent a package- data, secret identities and weak points, locations, strategies, maybe some tech designs- to Venjix and the Machine Empire remnant. That was back in 2005. RPM, in the "near future", presumably nearer than 2025, is what occurred when the package finally reached Venjix, who immediately came back for revenge, easily wiping out older Rangers with the future data. We know the "near future" of RPM is nearer than SPD because the data sent back in SPD was still useful - otherwise, the still-powered Zeo Rangers with active Zords would have taken care of things. Since they didn't, there must have been special knowledge.
The Blue Senturion was an Unwitting Pawn of VenjixIf he hadn't brought back the Millennium Message, then Zordon would have still been alive when Venjix attacked and could have sacrificed himself to save the Earth.
The final battle in RPM will contain at least one reference to the original seriesIf this is the final season, then it just has to.
The robot Turbo Rangers will show up in the finaleFirst, it was never revealed what became of them when Zordon was captured. Second, they are robots, and therefore they are still alive, not dead of old age or of whatever anti-biological thing Venjix has thought up. Third, Judd Lynn took control of the show at around the time of the Turbo cast turnover so he may have more of a sentimental connection to that particular cast; and he's the executive producer of this show's final episodes. Most important, at least two former Turbo cast members have hinted at involvement with a new Power Rangers related project.
Dillon is a Manchurian Agent.Okay, that much is obvious, given the Venjix hardware in his body. However, that is just a Red Herring. He's a Manchurian Agent for King Aradon, who is going to use him to destroy the rangers and conquer Venjix's empire, thereby proving that he is superior to King Mondo once and for all.
All of the events in Power Rangers RPM are time-locked.Given that Venjix was clever enough to wait until he had enough resources to destroy most of the Earth, he'd probably realize that some meddling time traveler might try to undo his work, and so he took precautions to prevent that from happening.
As of Power Rangers RPM, the Wildzords are deadThe stated role of Animus and the Wildzords, regardless of whether Animus is a god or a Morphing Master, is to protect the environment. The Machines have fucked the environment up but good. Considering that preexisting pollution levels were enough to wake them up in 2002, it's reasonable to conclude that the beginning of Venjix's Revenge woke them up again. Three years have passed since then, and the entire planet, save one city, has been razed; this indicates that they did not prevent the destruction. Since they are not protecting that one city, something has happened to them. Death in the line of fire in the early years of the war is the most logical conclusion.
Venjix's first strike was to infect the SPD archivesThis was why there were no teams of Rangers able to stop Venjix from taking over. He infected their powers and Zords. Such an easy "take out the entire planet's defenses with one strike" was possible because...
Venjix was successful because SPD centralized the highly decentralized Ranger systemThink about it. Until SPD came to prominence, the army structure that Rangers most closely resembled was the guerrilla army, with small cells connected by a loose social grid. If one fell, then the others would still be unharmed and would swoop in to take over (as shown in "Once A Ranger" and several teamup episodes). Headquarters were strictly isolated and hidden, and recruitment was in secret and highly secure. Then SPD centralized everything. Rather than a network of barely related cells, the Rangers were now a regulated army, complete with red tape and a centralized hackable computer network — one target for the virus, rather than several dozen, as noted above about the SPD archives — in a public and easily reachable building. Furthermore, by making it a public army rather than a private guerrilla force, SPD made it much easier to join under false pretenses. Now, instead of faking an entire life and being in the right place at the right time, you just needed to fake a resume and a job interview and to survive basic training if you wanted to be The Mole. Because they centralized everything, it was much easier to take them down. Because they were even more public than Lightspeed Rescue, it was easy to attack them. (The demons in Lightspeed Rescue needed to hijack a megazord to attack the ranger base. The SPD base has a street address.)
Venjix's first strike was to corrupt A-SquadThis saves Venjix the trouble of infiltration. A-Squad is already there. Gruumm could have had him plant a virus in their network as a way to defeat the rangers (and Earth) if he was to fail.
RPM will end with a massive Reset ButtonThe Rangers travel back in time and retroactively destroy Venjix before he comes to power, perhaps all the way back to "Forever Red", dragging Conner, Shane, Jack, Nick, Mack, and Casey with them. This is close to the earlier guess that it'll end with the RPM rangers leaving Earth; but let's face it, there's a better than average chance that the makers aren't going to allow this franchise to end with a war-ravaged earth and mankind on the brink of extinction.
Eagle One Is Still AliveThis ought to be a gimmie. The question is whether he turns out to be the Sixth Ranger or some kind of brainwashed Venjix-supersoldier.
Tenaya 7 Heel-Face TurnIf it has a face, then it gets a happy ending. No one with a face ever dies.
Tenaya is Dillon's missing sister.Though she describes herself as entirely robotic, they make similar predictions about the transformation Dillon's undergoing. Furthermore, close observation will reveal that Dillon has never seen Tenaya's face — she always has her visor down whenever he's around. And we now know that Dillon's sister was blind; therefore, even if Tenaya is she, she wouldn't recognize Dillon by sight. Her penchant for whistling "Farmer in the Dell" will figure into the revelation.
RPM will end with the biggest Massive Multiplayer Crossover everDr. K always refers to the ranger technologies as "Series Red", "Series Black" etc.. Could it be that that's because these are the prototypes, and she's got an entire army of Ranger
RPM will end with the use of nuclear weapons to take out VenjixIn Time Force, the planet is still ruined and babies are genetically engineered to prevent dangerous mutations. What do we know of that would still be around nine hundred years later, prevent plants from reclaiming the planet in places, and cause mutations? That's right, fallout from the use of nuclear weapons.
Venjix used nukes.It's possible, since he's a computer virus, that his initial strike was to hack military computers and launch just enough nukes to take out the non-shielded population centers. He's reluctant to use more because the radiation would also interfere with his machines.
The RPM morphers and zords was shoehorned into protecting Corinth.The RPM team seems like just another spinoff team of Rangers. The animal zords look more like show models for a potential "Wild Force"-esque team than something meant to be weaponized and used as the last line of defence for humanity. But when the Venjix virus attacked,the RPM team was commissioned and refitted by Dr. K to protect Corinth. This would explain the Racing and Animal theme clash on the suits and zords. The military probably thought the original suits looked laughable; but Dr. K wasn't all that worried about aesthetics and just half-assed a design change to make a superior happy.
The RPM ranger powers are less powerful than "normal" ranger powersIn the episode "Rain," the rangers get wiped out just by fighting a bunch of regular grunts. Consider that they morphed, ran all the way to where the attack-bot was infiltrating, fought, ran all the way to where the Grinders were, fought them — and then ran out of power. This is because RPM is set quite some time after SPD but a long time before Time Force. What people in this time frame know of Power Rangers is limited. Dr K didn't even know the Morphing Grid's name. Since previous technological teams, such as Lightspeed and SPD, must have known what it was, some knowledge about how ranger powers work must have been lost, either to time or because of Venjix's attack. People knew just enough about Power Rangers to get or guess all the names right, such as "zords". With limited knowledge and limited resources (there's only one city left on earth), Dr K probably did the best she could with what she had; the result is a set of rangers with very limited power. Also note that they don't constantly keep the Engine Cells in their equipment. They have to load them every time they need to be used. Odds are, these cells are like batteries and would drain down if left in the morphers, zords, and weapons for too long.
RPM is the first team with no extraterrestrial aid in technological development.This is why they know so much less about ranger-related things than other teams. The first Ranger teams were supplied and guided directly by Zordon and other aliens. Lightspeed was probably working with Black Box tech from the wrecked Turbozords (and possibly Space zords), and so they couldn't reproduce anything they created — they could only tinker and repair. SPD was an interplanetary body with an Earth branch in New Tech City; it's possible that they didn't share any knowledge or schematics with Earth's governments. Operation Overdrive was probably built to the specifications made by the Sentinel Knight; Andrew probably had no idea what he was doing. The Alphabet Soup think-tank Dr. K mentioned must have been a project to figure out how this stuff works. Venjix struck before they could get to the level Earth's allies and benefactors had reached.
They made Flynn Scottish so the premise wouldn't scare kids.So, we have already established that RPM's premise can be scary as hell if you think too much about it. So, how do the writers avoid angry letters from parents complaining that their child had nightmares about the 90% of Earth's population being destroyed? By making one of the characters come from another country for no apparent reason. Kids see Flynn and think, "Oh, everyone on earth now lives in Corinth." Granted, kids are not as stupid as the writers may think, but it was worth a try.
Ziggy was part of the Alphabet SoupZiggy was a genius and part of the Alphabet Soup, until they tried to erase his memories and scrambled his brain by accident. That explain his lack of backstory. What he told the guards in prison was derived from the scrambling.
RPM will end with them going back in time... and becoming Samurai.
Venix is preventing other civilizations from aiding Earth.He is doing this by:
The show will pull a Titanium Ranger at some point.Think about this one. Only five rangers, seven if you count Gold and Sliver, and 10+ Zords from the old series. And we have an evil character who shows some sign of being related to Dillion and a Mentor who has a thought-out backstory. How can there not be new rangers involved?
Regarding the Dino-Train Rangers...Pictures are here,◊ and assuming these are to scale to one another, the White Ranger is awfully short...
There Is Another Corinth-like hideaway for humanityThere's always another last refuge city.
The world of RPM is the same as the one in WALL* E.After defeating Venjix, the world will become a place where the enslaved robots do all the work, and a place full of consummerism. Oh, and the Axiom is a Zord. Auto is Venjix, who was only thought to have been destroyed.
Power Rangers RPM is a prequel to every other ranger series.Their world is completely destroyed. After Venjix is defeated, the few remaining humans leave their world and travel...where? To that third planet in the system, Terra. Leaving their homeworld Mars a barren wasteland with only the face of a battered Megazord burried in sand left as any reminder humanity was there at all◊.
Tenaya and Dillon are descended from Jen and Wes.Tenaya 7 looks uncannily like Jen to be coinidence, and Dillon looks like Wes.
All the main characters are dead.They're all in purgatory, where they're living the life they wanted. Scott died with his brother fighting Venjix; in purgatory, he's able to fight off Venjix's forces and is approved of by his father. Flynn died while fighting with the tribes (the Braveheart scene); here, he becomes the hero he wanted to be, and is also approved of by his father. Summer died after being abandoned in the wasteland by her friends; here, she is able to take care of herself. The cartels killed Ziggy after he gave the medicine to the orphans; in purgatory, he can piss them off all he wants. Dillon's body was unable to handle the Venjix hardware, and it killed him; here, he was strong enough to take it. Dr. K was executed by Alphabet Soup due to her rebelliousness; here, she can fix the mess she started.
Flynn's work in international aid was an allegory for the series.Think about it: An antagonistic force (The other tribes/Venjix) attacks. The people (The tribe Flynn was helping/The human race), abandoned by their allies (The other international aid workers/Triforia, Aquitar, K0-35, and Eltar), must fight back with less advanced, somewhat goofier technology (Organic tennis rackets/The apparently oil-powered zords, silly due to the Go-Onger designs.)
Dillon is the Phantom RangerThis is similar to the "RPM takes place on Mars" WMG, but...different. Let's assume that RPM is in an alternate universe, and that it takes place in, say, 1998, a year after Power Rangers Turbo. In the RPM universe, the Phantom Ranger never came to help the Turbo Rangers. Without the Rescue Zords, the Turbo Rangers were killed. Without the rangers, the military stepped in and defeated Divatox and General Havoc. Fearing that there would be more aliens * coughDarkSpectercough* , the government had their top subject in Alphabet Soup create a defense program known as Venjix. Fast forward one year: The RPM Rangers lose against Venjix. Scott, Flynn, Summer, Ziggy, any other rangers, and possibly Dr. K are dead. Dillon is relying on Venjix hardware to survive. Wearing a ranger suit that can keep Venjix from hijacking him, he uses a time machine that Dr. K built based on Flynn's time manipulation powers to take seven zords (Rescue Zords, Artillatron, and the Delta Megaship) back to the past as the Phantom Ranger. Pretending to be an alien friend of Zordon, he gives the rangers their Rescue Zords, allowing them to turned the tides of battle. The military doesn't need to defeat Divatox and General Havoc, and therefore they do not have Dr. K make the virus. Alternatively, Venjix was destroyed by Zordon's sacrifice, and without the Delta Megaship and the now-deceased former Turbo Rangers' help, Andros would have died and not been able to get to Zordon.
The Planet where the planet reside will be CybertronSimilar to the "RPM is the prequel to the other series". The planet is too much of a wasteland to recover; humanity has to leave regardless. Venjix is left active and makes the planet the future home planet of the Transformers.
Corinth City was built as a secret city to hide all involved in the Venjix Virus before it was released.Consider this. After the Venjix Virus was released, where would the resources to build a dome city, complete with climate control, come from? By then, Venjix had taken control of most computer systems, including electronics and power. In "Doctor K", the MIB asked Doctor K to build them a special computer program: Project Venjix. Project Venjix was supposed to be released by the shady government; a city was constructed for them to take refuge in to protect them from the inevitable takeover. But Doctor K released the virus before all of their plans were put into motion, which caused K to send her message directing anyone who received it to Corinth City.
Corinth was never called BostonWe know that Power Rangers Earth's history doesn't match up to our own- see California's English colony for the best example. We know that cities have always had different names as well- see San Angeles and Angel Grove for (possibly San Fransisco?) and Los Angeles. It is entirely possible that Massachusetts was first settled by Greeks or something, before In Spite of a Nail things ended up more or less aligning with our world events until 1992.
The entire season is being narrated by SummerEither that, or the person narrating it is using Summer as an Author Avatar. She comes up with all the plans, is a mother hen and an amazing fighter, shows up JUST in time to save Dillon and Ziggy's asses in "Prisoners", fights hand to hand with Tenaya in "Ranger Yellow", and is second in command all of a sudden.
Gem and Gemma have been mindlinked by Venjix Technology.It makes sense. They complete each other's sentences and think along the same lines of thought day in and day out. Why? Just for the heck of it.
Venjix and its generals are all aspects of the same intelligence basically talking to itself.It doesn't make much sense that Venjix would create a general as dim witted as Crunch, or that it would opt for a military hierarchy when it could command mindless drones all on its lonesome. But "lonesome" is key. The intelligence and awareness that is Venjix works through and animates separate beings with specific personalities of their own, including the Venjix we see that talks to people and its minions, to simulate the one aspect of human nature it finds appealing: social interaction. The reason they're as one dimensional and cartoonish as they are is because Venjix is working off what it understands, which is basic archetypes; they haven't had much in the way of "life" experiences to give them more layers yet.
Alphabet Soup is a corrupted version of Wammy's House.After Watari's death, the American government bought it from Roger Ruvie (who, according to Death Note: How to Read, doesn't like children). Dr. K is similar to L, Mello, and Near (Well, L and Near, at least): she goes by one letter and doesn't have good social skills. Furthermore, she's basically the opposite of K from the third Death Note film. K tried to wipe out humanity and failed miserably. Dr. K didn't try to wipe out humanity, but practically succeeded at it.
The series takes place in the same universe as Battlestar Galactica.The world is ruined? Check. By robots? Check. With a single red eye? Check. After disabling human defenses by infiltrating the Internet? Check. Their motivation is to Kill All Humans? Check. Comes back after being destroyed? Check. In a universe where music is important? Check, check, and check. And it's all the fault of the resident genius? Check. So, what is the connection between Venjix and the Cylons? Venjix himself gives it away when he introduces Tenaya 7: he claims to have created her in the image of the most horrible thing he could think of. She looks like a normal human. Who do we know who thinks like that? That's right, Venjix is Cavil. Here's how it goes down: 150,000 years ago:
The Venjix virus, by the time of the series, is transmitted by nanobotsOriginally he traveled the way viruses usually do; but once he had mostly taken over, he had nanobots built to transmit him to hardware not hooked into the internet. The nanobots also remain in infected hardware for repair functions.
Venjix's headquarters are located in a vortex.After all, why wouldn't he build his base someplace where his enemies are powerless?
Venjix is Kilokhan from Superhuman Samurai Syber-SquadThey are the same program. The name change happened when his original creators tried to patch him to fix the error that made him evil. Unfortunately, it made him worse.
Venjix is Lord ZeddEventually, Venjix creates a cyborg body for himself based on research done on hybrids, then travels to the past, taking up a new identity. Unfortunately, the organic half of his body makes him susceptible to Rita's love potion. Since he and Rita turned human, he could be the ancestor of one of the rangers. Probably the angsty one.
Dillon and Tenaya 7 are descended from Andros or KaroneGirls being kidnapped and turned into villains, and boys becoming power rangers that fight those villains, are In the Blood.
Some of the former Power Rangers still live-and are busy protecting other cities similar to Corinth. The reason they don't bother to go to that city or indicate their existence is one of these:
Venjix's adherance to Strictly Formula is because he is a viral AIThus, despite having sentience, he cannot escape his basic command-code and must repeat the viral insturctions he is pre-loaded with (just like we humans have to eat and sleep on a semi-regular basis). This is why he destroys the General that tries to Lampshade this. It circumvents the resulting Logic Bomb of realizing the general was correct and being unable to act on that knowledge. (Venjix was well-programmed.)
Summer is a Venjix infiltration unitThink about this one. She has a flimsy personality when you put her under the microscope, and she is equipped with any skills that could possibly come in handy, from pool shots to high kicks to engine repair. She always seems to be in the right place in the right time, and has a cookie-cutter backstory complete with cookie-cutter parents. It even explains why she is constantly cooing over Dillon and his sister: they are both hybrids themselves, and she figures that she could turn him to Venjix's side if she ever wanted to plan a coup.
Alphabet Soup intended to release the Venjix Virus from the very beginning.Some time after Power Rangers S.P.D. the people of Earth realized that SPD was a totalitarian organization (and also that they could have defeated Grumm without SPD's aid) and decided to secede. SPD realized it wouldn't stand a chance against Earth in open warfare, but also that allowing Earth to secede might encourage other worlds to secede. Thus, they consented to Earth's secession, but had Alphabet Soup covertly work against Earth. Once Doctor K had created the Anti-Venjix firewall copies of it were made and put on the computers of SPD controlled worlds. Afterwards, Alphabet Soup had planned to somehow counter Cornith City's defenses and release the Venjix Virus. Which would have made it look like humanity had been wiped out by the Machine Empire (thereby making it look like the only reason Earth hadn't been destroyed before hand was because it was being aided by SPD, thus reducing the likelyhood of other worlds trying to secede). However, Doctor K's escape attempt caused the Venjix Virus to be released before a method to defeat Cornith's defenses could be devised.
Tenaya hadn't had enough time to prepare her gender-knockout gas attackHer timetable was rushed due to the returning misogynistic general. She wanted to hurry and prove him wrong, and was so flustered she forgot to finish preparations (such as make female-affecting gas, and possibly refine it more so it could kill). Thus, ironically, the true hero of the story who saved Corinth is the returning general.
The show will pull a Thunderzord on usDr. K will revamp their zords into new Origami Zords from Shingenger stock footage. The rangers would get their respective colors, except for Gemma: the Turtle will become the "silver" zord, in the same vein that the Lion Thunderzord was "black." Not sure what would happen to Dillon if Gem gets gold. This is probably not going to happen, though. Still, imagine the zord-calls:
Venjix wants the population of Corinth aliveFor two reasons. One, if he brings the citizens of the Last City to the forced-labor camps, it will break the spirit of the inmates completely, ensuring that he won't have any rebelions to deal with. Second, he probably wants Doctor K alive, so he can use her as his pet labmonkey- she was smart enough to make him, and he doesn't want that do go to waste. As a result, he goes to extraordinary lengths to try and take Corinth alive, which is why Tenaya was using sleep gas, rather than poison gas. If all had gone according to plan, everyone would have woken up in factory cells with bombs implanted.
Venjix is evil due to Mommy IssuesUnlikely, but it would be funny if Venjix is a villain because he doesn't really understand why his "mommy" Doctor K hates him so much. After all, by his reasoning, he did what she created him to do — bring destruction to the humans that made her suffer. Her rejecting him and working with the survivors to oppose him probably resulted in a Logic Bomb that drove him insane. Depending on how he feels about her he might even be a Yandere that either wants to kill her so no one else can have her, wants to kill her because she rejected him, or wants to kill everybody else on the face of the planet so that it will be just the two of them together forever. Being insane, Venjix might not even understand that he actually loves Doctor K and has convinced himself that he hates her instead.
Venjix isn't fully sentientWheter he is or is not the original, Venjix is a virus first and foremost. He was created with no purpose other than destruction and cannot concieve of doing anything other than that. That's why his tactics are the same old "throw monster at city and watch" that all the other villains have: he can't think of what to do with the world now that he has it.
Hartford founded Alphabet SoupCause it ain't official until we put it on WMG. Alternately...
Alphabet Soup was founded as a American counter to TorchwoodWhen SPD took control of the planet, Alphabet Soup shifted priorities.
Dr. K created the Ranger tech using the Venjix Virus
Portal takes place on the Earth of Power Rangers RPM.GLaDOS went insane when the Venjix Virus attacked, but Venjix couldn't pull her all the way down. GLaDOS is so bipolar in Portal because she's a benign AI fighting with a malevolent one.
Power Rangers RPM will end on a Cliffhanger.Jossed.
Earth is receiving no interstellar aid in combating Venjix because the Venjix Virus is a homegrown threatThink about it. Zordon only helped against the GUAE, all extra-terrestrial. Aquitar only helped against Master Vile and family- who are from their own galaxy. Triforia only helped against the Machine Empire. Phantom Ranger only helped against Space Pirate Divatox. KO-35 only helped against Astronema, who, while technically a Karovian expatriate, they didn't know that at the time. SPD, essentially the Sirian Remnant, only helped against the Troobian Empire. Venjix, meanwhile, is wholly earth-made. Maybe the same presumed prime directive that prevented a massive technology jump after the Countdown to Destruction also prevents interference in wars that don't involve more than one planet?
The residents of Briarwood are still aliveWhen they heard the robots coming, they all fled into the Mystic Realm, and shut the tree behind them. Presumably, when everything has blown over, they'll come out. Since there's so many nonhumans in the Briarwood population now, and the fact that after they return they'll be a sizable chunk of the planet's population, its the genes from those Mystics from Briarwood that, in combination with the radiation, are causing all the bizarre mutations that instigated the events of Power Rangers Time Force nine centuries later- they aren't really mutations at all, but atavism.
Towards the finale Venjix will find......The Dragonzord in what was Angel Grove, using it as a way to fight the Rangers' Ultrazord with out suffering massive damage to himself. Unlikely, but it would be a Crowning Momentof Awesome.
Vasquez will take a level in badass.She will proceed to break out of Venjix's control. Unfortunately, she will then live up to her name.
Venjix is, indeed, still alive.So, the last scene we see is a glowing red light, with ominous music playing. The camera focuses, and we see that it was just a morpher. Oh, haha, silly us, thinking it was Venjix. Only...the ominous music doesn't stop playing. Add in the fact that, IIRC, Venjix itself is unaffected by its robot body being destroyed...
The next Power Rangers series will still use the RPM characters.If the creators insist that this is in a different continunity then maybe they're wiping the slate blank with some alternate dimension Timey Wimey stuff. However they work it out, RPM has proved so popular with the fans, especially those over 12 years old;-), that they've actualized recoganized what they have on their hands and are pulling a MMPR with multiple seasons with the same characters. But then this is only WMG. And dreams.
Decade did this all.
Venjix is a closed time loop.One of the biggest headaches fans have had is rectifying how there are apparently TWO malevolent artificial life forms that lead empires of machines, that have interchangable personalities, and that both just happen to have the same made-up name. One was created in the future by Dr. K - the other is the highest-ranking general of the Machine Empire, an ancient and alien force that was eventually defeated around the turn of the 20th century. But consider the following: at the end of the series, Venjix survives, having hidden himself away in the Series Red Morpher. Which has a direct link to the Morphing Grid. Which we know exists outside of linear time, and can even be used to manipulate time and space (Flynn and Ziggy's powers, respectively). Suppose that Venjix found a way to escape the Grid (along with his armies of Grinders that Dr. K conventiently also teleported into the Grid), in the very distant past, in some remote corner of the universe, where he immediately resumed conquering everything in sight and rebuilding his Machine Empire. Now, let us presume that somehow Dr. K knew about Venjix's escape to the past, and he in turn knew that she knew. Given how obsessive she is, it's logical that she would dedicate her life to perfecting time-travel technology using the Grid, and establishing an organization to carry on her work after she dies: to police the time stream and, if discovered, eliminate Venjix. A sort of... Time Force, if you will. But Venjix, knowing his creator so well, would take precautions against being detected, such as creating a lineage of royal robots as puppet rulers of the Machine Empire, taking all the glory while he remained in the shadows, a humble general so obscure he wouldn't even appear in any historical records. Then, when said royal house is wiped out, he is forced to take over the remnants of his empire overtly, and is then soon destroyed by ten Red Rangers, including two agents of Time Force... decades later, Machine Empire technology left on the moon is salvaged by Alphabet Soup, and a young girl known only as K starts writing a new computer virus based on the coding...
Power Rangers RPM is a Show Within a ShowSpecifically, a television show within the main Power Rangers universe. This is why the "behind the scenes" episode was so odd, the villains are being played in-universe by actual robots, albeit robots with much better 3 laws routines than in the show.
The mother Scott and Ziggy rescued was actually the the Pink A-Squad RangerThe actress is the same (granted, that doesn't mean much in the PR Universe), and the mother wore pink. Also, though she didn't technically fight, she seemed suspiciously competent in the battle, and was even able to resist when the Grinders tried to pull her away; almost as if she was trying to hide years and years of combat experience. My theory: She escaped prison, did a Heel-Face Turn, and settled down. If RPM is indeed in a different universe, she somehow traveled there, where no one could possibly recognize her. When Venjix attacked, she used her skills to get her new family to Corinth.
The Venjix in "Forever Red" is a human under the control of the Venjix VirusIn the last episode it's implied that Venjix posessed Scott's Morpher Someone finds it and uses it, my guess? Someone working on the Time Force Rangers trying to reverse engineer the morphers, uses it on himself and is possessed by Venjix who then uses the scientists body to get him clearence to a time machine. Travels back in time and then gets the Machine Empire to help remodel the Ranger Red suit into a more menacing form.
The season actually begins in 2009People assumed R.P.M couldn't be set in the year it was released because Dr K mentions that the Venjix virus appeared three years ago, which would clash with previous ranger seasons. Or would it? Three years back from 2009 is 2006, the year Mystic Force was released. Given the mystical based nature of the show, it would make sense that they wouldn't be hugely concerned by a computer virus, particularly at its early stages. Much like how many people didn't care much about the Y2K bug. Also, in the three parter Dark Wish, Imperious uses Jenji to wish that the Mystic Force never existed. In this new reality, Briarwood is completely overtaken, even though Imperious never wished for any other ranger team to disappear. Why did none of the still functioning ranger teams come to Briarwood and help? Because they were all busy trying to beat the Venjix virus. Flash forward to 2007 with Operation Overdrive. A much more technological team, so surely their powers would be more vulnerable to Venjix, right? Well consider the R.P.M episode Ancient History, where Tenaya finds the Red Overdrive Ranger helemt in the ruins of Alphabet Soup. Let's say that when Mr Hartford released Flurious and Moltor, he had trouble creting ranger powers, so he tried to get help. For a while, he worked along side Alphabet Soup, which gave him all the information he needed to create his team, but left when he realised how corrupt the agency was. Since Dr K had a firewall that could resist Venjix, it's likely that Hartford was able to use the same kind to protect his ranger tech from Venjix. And while Venjix may be starting to become a threat by this point, the Overdrive Rangers are preoccupied with finding the Corona Aurora and so figure it's best to leave Venjix to past ranger teams. As for Jungle Fury, again it's a more spirit based team dealing with a more present threat, so their reaction would likely be that Venjix was not their area of expertise. Move on to 2009 where Venjix finally infects enough computers to unleash his forces. All ranger teams with still functioning powers try to fight back but are eventually overwhelmed by sheer numbers. Perhaps more than a few morphers are infected by the virus. When it becomes obvious that the Power Rangers can't save them, the government starts working on Corinth City. However, despite their failure, the combined rangers do at least manage to decimate a huge number of Venjix's forces. This explains why the R.P.M rangers are able to easily beat the Grinders who supposedly ended the world. They had far less numbers to deal with. the Red, Blue and Yellow R.P.M Rangers are recruited and keep the city safe until 2010 which is when the majority of the season takes place. Once Venjix is defeated, the surviors have a full fifteen years to rebuild in time for S.P.D. As for why the S.P.D Rangers claimed that the Dino Thunder Rangers all go on to be successful in their futures (e.g Kira's famous singing career), either the Dino Thunder Rangers survived because they didn't enter the fight, since their powers were non functioning at this point (except for Kira's but maybe hers were just damaged, forcing her to leave the battle) or the S.P.D Rangers were just lying to give them hope.
The school that Dr. K and Ziggy start becomes Wammy's House. They then give birth to a son, named LIt makes sense, L got his smarts and sweet tooth from K, and is lanky and a bit eccentric like his father. And L is right after K in the alphabet (soup hehe). He gets his last name from K because that was her original last name.
The past rangers did fight against Venjix, but...This is simmilar to the "Season is set in 2009" theory, but in this case this escalated in a final battle where the MMPR (who could morph), Zeo, Turbo, Lightspeed and other teams fought back to back, with Andros, Zhane, the Lost Galaxy Rangers and the Aquatarians evacuating them so that they can be healed from their wounds. Such the severity of the wounds meant that they had to wait a year before they could get back to enough strength to take Venjix on, but by that time the R.P.M rangers had won. All the rangers, aliens included, then create S.P.D from a mix of Time Force, RPM and general ranger tech after Doggie Cruger lands on earth.
Venjix's first strike was infecting Tommy.The brain drain device that was used to brainwash Tommy in Power Rangers Zeo had the, likely unforseen, sideffect of making him vulnerable to the Venjix Virus. This is why Venjix had such an easy time razing the planet. However, Tommy died prior to the start of this series which is why he never appeared.
RPM and Jungle Fury exist in the same universe, but not in the same one as the other seasons.Remember the Jungle Karma Pizza in Corinth and the fact that Jungle Fury has even less ties to the rest of the series than RPM does. If true, it's possible that some of the characters are related. Gem and Gemma could be Theo and Lily's kids (I'd mention Theo having a twin as evidence, but I guess that's not biologically accurate...). Dillon and Tenaya could be the kids of any of the four other guys, but Dillon shares similarities with three in particular: RJ (wolf ranger with shaggy brown hair), Jarrod (black ranger with shaggy brown hair), and Dominick (wanderer personality). To further support Jarrod, Camille and Tenaya are the both the Dark Action Girls of their respective seasons, and Jarrod and Camille had most likely hooked up by the end of Jungle Fury. Now, while I listed Dominick as a potential father for Dillon, I'd say that a more likely situation is that he and Fran are Ziggy's parents; Ziggy gets his goofy, laid back personality from Dominick, and his ditziness and cooking skills from his mother. Finally, Dr. K, as a child genius, could be the daughter of Maryl Snyder, which would make her and Ziggy's interactions more interesting.
Alphabet Soup was founded by Tommy.Dr. O? Dr. K? Oddly suspicious.
SPD and Time Force fit into continuityWhen Alphabet Soup found General Venjix, they gave it to K. K, bored out of her skull and lonely, used it as a template to form Venjix, who was meant only as her imaginary friend. She gave it too much firepower, however, in the unconscious hope to be saved, even by a psychopath. When K released Venjix, Iceland wasn't too worried, because it had a nifty little science project going on—a climate-controlled city. They offered refuge to anyone who could get there. (Iceland, the specific coordinates, fit a little fijord which matches Corinth's map.) Roughly every country ended up with one city of survivors. However, everyone was traumatized in some way. So, to commemorate, they reset the calendar. After Venjix's defeat, it became 1 P.V.E (Post-Venjix Era) instead of AD\CE (Annos Domine\ Common Era). SPD didn't take place in 2001 AD\CE—it took place in 2001 P.V.E. The other Rangers either a) died or b) didn't want to interfere with RPM (out of either trauma or the same reason that, say, Ninja Storm never contacted Dino Thunder purposefully). Like everyone else in Corinth City (seriously, you'd think the apocalypse hadn't happened!), they were trying to pretend nothing was wrong. Venjix kept a few nukes, so the galaxy, still reeling from the power vacuum left when the UAE was defeated, stayed the hell away from Earth to avoid being blown up with one.
Everyone from the previous seasons is still alive.Venjix was only able to conquer the east coast of the United States, the Power Rangers and their allies as well the military have been stopped him from making any progress beyond that. In fact, most of his army is dedicated to keeping them from reclaiming what little he has conquered. The reason he wants to conquer Cornith City is because he believes he'll be able to use the technology Alphabet soup hid there to turn the tide of the war in his favor. The reason the people in series think Cornith is the only city left is because Venjix is somehow blocking all attempts to contact Cornith from the outside. However, its likely at least some people in Cornith know the truth. For example, Col. Truman's belief that they can simply outlast Venjix makes a lot more sense this way.
If there is ever a team up with a future season...One of two things might occur: 1) They get Dr. K, Gem and Gemma out of Alphabet Soup without having to use Venjix or 2) Dr. K's kidnapping as a child is interrupted.
RPM is the first series chronoligicallyI don't recall a date ever being mentioned in RPM. Many Wild Guesses here. 1) Zordon and Alpha were awakened by Rita awakening. 2) RPM happened in the 60s or 70s. 3) Earth was rebuilt by 1993 4) General Venjix IS the Venjix Virus, rising through the rebuilt Machine Empire.
RPM will be Ret Gone by the Samurai Team UpThe RPM/Samurai teamup will involve time travel and the events of RPM will be Ret Goned by preventing Venjix from ever existing in the first place.
The entire series was a complete simulationAlphabet Soup intended to utilize Venjix as a weapon but needed to pit him against the only thing that no villain had ever defeated, the Power Rangers. They built a complex computer simulation and placed Venjix, Dr. K, Gem and Gemma, and a group of people intended to use the Ranger gear K created into a simulation were Venjix was unleashed and let them continue on like that.
RPM is not set on Earth but on Mirinoi.Fitting in with the vaguely Battlestar Galactica nature of Lost Galaxy some time after Terra Venture forms the new colony on Mirinoi they grow corrupt and lose control of one of their technological creations. The resulting Robot War results in the death of the colony world.
RPM rangers are based on Overdrive tech.This explains why a.) The Overdrive Red helmet was found at Alphabet Soup and b.) Why Gem & Gemma's chest insignia look suspiciously similar to Overdrive's. Also, there is evidence to show that the RPM rangers were weaker than past series, namely:
The series follows SPDWhen Venjix first started to attack, most aliens evacuated the Earth, then once it got worse, Earth was quarantined. SPD prevented other planets from helping Earth to prevent the Venjix virus from spreading to other friendly planets.
The reason for Venjix's desire to conquer the world was to give it to KThink about it. In the finale, when he talked with K, even after the events of the series and K's words to him, he was pretty polite and civilised (well, as much as one can be as a machine) with her. Even more, he didn't put a finger on her when it could be infinitely easier to just kill her and stop the only person who can help the rangers stop him. Also, why was she and Ziggy in a place completely different than the other prisoners and Tenaya watching them? He didn't want her in the same bag as the rest of the people of Corinth...maybe he wanted to convert K into a Hybrid and make her the empress of the world!
RPM takes place in the WhoniverseAnd the RPM rangers are the first Earth has ever had. Any previous PR threats like Rita and the Machine Empire were either dealt with by The Doctor and/or Torchwood or did't exist. However, the Venjix attack is a fixed point in time so The Doctor couldn't do anything about it. Perhaps Alphabet Soup was an offshoot of the original Torchwood that hasn't reformed as much as the Cardiff branch. Kidnapping genius children seems like the kind of thing they'd do. Which also explains how they developed ranger technology. They picked it off a crash site and reverse engineered it. Of course, this sort of neutralizes the theory that they already shared a universe. Although, since the in space rangers found wreckage where Gallifrey should be, it's possible that everything before RPM happens after the Last Great Time War and RPM before it.
Dillon is a Time LordHe chameleon arched himself, but something went wrong with the programming and the false memories weren't installed. Or they were, and then Venjix took them. His memory of a sign reading Kenmore was actually his memory, but since his memories were fake to begin with K was still able to identify them as such. Perhaps he can open his watch because he has a more advanced model that requires a more specific access code. It should be noted that I've only seen half of RPM and have only read summaries of Blitz because I couldn't find it online, so this has probably been Jossed.
Power Rangers existed as a show within the RPM universeDr K. was abducted when she was a little girl, and was a fan of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Her love of a children's show she half remembers from before she was taken is what subconsciously made her design brightly colored super hero suits with vehicles that look like they have eyes and combine into a giant mech. This also explains where the term 'zord' came from in the RPM continuity.
The in-universe reason why the zords have goofy designsObviously from a production standpoint, they had to use Go-onger, but here's my in-universe theory. Doctor K, inventor of the RPM Ranger Series, was robbed of her childhood, not allowing her to do things like a normal child wood. Pouring her imagination into her Ranger tech she used the zords as an outlet for stuff a child or a young kid could make (abstract animals with big googly anime eyes).
Dr. K had a crush on ScottWhen she opens up to the team, one of her comments was that her first instinct was to destroy her as she was competition, and in another episode, when she finds Summer looking at screens of the rangers, she assumes she's pondering on Summer's attraction to both Scott and Dillon. While Summer's attraction to Dillon is very blatant, we were never show any signs of anything going on with Scott, so she was more than likely, projecting her own feelings.
RPM takes place in the Wipeout dimensionThink about it. The Rangers are evil in that universe, and Alphabet Soup was pretty much an evil government agency. Not to mention the fact that we saw the military being jerkasses at times, A-Squad Pink is now good, and Jungle Karma Pizza works with the mob. Also, while we know Rangers existed in that dimension, the only ones we saw were secret ninjas. Therefore Dr. K's "breakthrough" in finding the grid could still make sense if seasons like Lightspeed Rescue, S.P.D. or Operation Overdrive didn't exist (as we know them) in this dimension.
The episode And' Action takes place is the same continuity as the rest of the seriesBut it takes place after Venjix was defeated, and the rangers were being hired to film a show about their past adventures. At the end the emergency signal was possibly just to stop some random mob.
Gobusters will be used as a sequel series to thisThe gimmick is similar and Gobusters uses only colors RPM used
Alternatively Gobusters will be used for a prequel series
The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie took place in the same dimension as RPM