YMMV: Power Rangers GPX

  • Anvilicious: The discussion of racism in episode 11. The discussion is lampshaded.
  • Author's Saving Throw: After seemingly throwing away the subplot of the Elves taking advantage of the Rangers' guilt, Ragnar sends a living monster. There's little doubt this is in response to one reviewer asking why the subplot had to be dropped.
    • It could also be argued that the plot-heavy Supercharged was this after the more episodic and weaker Part 2.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: "Do you wonder if ghosts can have sex?"
  • Deus ex Machina: Borderline and open to interpretation, which is why it's in here and doesn't belong in the main page. At the beginning of Episode 15, Hitomi prays for help when Sean, Kevin and Maria show up. But since Tommy Oliver himself got the three out of their Heroic BSOD s, it may not count.
  • Fridge Brilliance / Horror: Ragnar activates a force field that cuts Madison off from the rest of the world in chapter 20. At first, he says it's so that no one can get in or out. He's only preparing for an attack, right? It's not just that. He also has a bomb. The force field prevents anyone from getting out as well. He's ensuring maximum casualties should things go wrong.
  • Growing the Beard / It Gets Better: Both parts, but Part 2 might be the better example. It started off well, but started to slip around episode 20. However, the appearance of Gargotron, the Silver Ranger, and Tom Maelstrom, are signs the story is starting to pick up steam. Episodes 31-33 are where it turns into a steamroller. As for Supercharged, it starts to pick up around chapter seven and by chapter 11, the beard is fully grown.
    • Supercharged Part 2 might also be getting this treatment. Starting with The Reveal that Jimmy is a Project Ranger trainee and a better, more flow-y prose style, Part 2 is getting better.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Just days after the most recent chapter—which includes racist taunting by members of a fraternity—was posted, a Real Life fraternity was disbanded after video of members making racist chants was posted.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The title of the story ("Grand Prix", what GPX is short for here, is how the episodes of Engine Sentai Go-onger, adapted into Power Rangers RPM, are labeled as), and the fact that the Blue Ranger is named Kevin.
  • Ho Yay: Subverted. Sean and Jimmy look like they might be having this moment at one point, but later Lampshaded by Jimmy. The narration later says it's not Ho Yay.
    • One might be forgiven for believing that there's some of this between Sean and Daisuke. Again, subverted, since the two hate each others' guts.
    • A more straight-forward version could be between Sean and Ritchie, who end up becoming Bash Brothers.
  • I Knew It: When Gina is revealed as an elf, one reviewer invoked this phrase word-for-word.
  • Les Yay: Lampshaded when Maria asked Hitomi out on a 'girl-date'; "Are you a lesbian?"
    • "No, that's not what I meant."
      • What Maria meant was just a day out with Hitomi, nothing romantic, so in essence, this makes this a Subverted Trope.
    • Quite a bit of this in recent chapters between Hitomi and Gina.
      • Said Les Yay is getting quite blatant, with Gina going so far as to telling Hitomi how much she means to her during a Heroic BSOD and her confession sounding like she was coming out of the closet... as an elf.
      • And now it's been confirmed that both of them are, at least unknowingly, in love with each other.
  • Moe: Hitomi. She is the cute one, after all.
  • Moment Of Awesome: ALL of Episode 15.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Several possiblities:
    • Phaedos kidnaps a little kid and then threatens to burn all of Japan and kill the kid just to smoke out two Rangers in Part 1.
    • The alchemist Ronald threatens to torture the Rangers and kill everyone on the SIU campus. He doesn't follow through on it, but he came very close.
    • Ragnar killing a Project Ranger trainee live on air.
    • He solidifies this when he kills Maria's best friend in episode 35.
  • Purity Sue: Hitomi looks like one at first, but she eventually averts and subverts it at the same time. Look under her profile to see what we mean.
  • Replacement Scrappy: Mandla is treated as one by Sean, since Mandla is unproven in battle.
  • Romantic Plot Tumor: Averted, thankfully, in the main 'verse, where Sean and Maria's relationship is only touched on in two chapters, while Arquen and Eruvanda's romance is important, but doesn't take over their plot. SIU, however, might be zig-zagged, because there Sean and Maria's relationship takes over two chapters, but isn't touched on until the most recent one.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: Sure, the discussion of racism in chapter 11 is Anvilicious, but Daisuke's eventual split from the team is a good examination of Pride and shows that putting oneself ahead of the team can be disastrous.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?
  • The Woobie: Queen Eruvanda II. Boy, howdy. She's a lonely, depressed wreck, possibly suffering from separation anxiety, The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask, which is mostly unheard of for a Power Rangers villainess. In fact, she easily slides into Anti-Villain territory. Until she defects and goes through a Heel-Face Turn, that is, but the woobieness still stands.
    • Iron Woobie: The Rangers. They've been beat up, spat on, Curb Stomped, hated, criticized, could have died, and yet they still won't give up, so long as the job gets done.
  • Word of God: GPX is short for "Grand Prix".
    • Word of Gay: A post on the author's tumblr page lists the characters' sexualities. Not only is Maria bi, but so are Hitomi and Gina.
  • Write What You Know: In SIU, very much. The author is an SIU alum and goes into great detail about the campus and town, as he himself would have memorized the campus layout.