YMMV: Power Rangers Megaforce

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     Broken Base 
  • Fans are split on whether or not it was a good idea to adapt Goseiger (since Power Rangers adaptations of what are considered "dull" Sentai, are usually good; however, Goseiger is considered a very dull Sentai by Western fans) over the much more desirable Gokaiger (which would have been perfect for an anniversary series). Trying to remind them that Sentai fudged their numbers as well and had their 35th anniversary in their 36th/37th year goes nowhere (Goranger debuted in 1975 and ran for three seasons, meaning technically, Gokaiger's 2011-2012 schedule was a year or two late anyway) - mainly because they can shoot back that Gokaiger was the 35th series.
  • Also, the news that the Goseiger suits are staying through both seasons outside of Gokai Silver (though what capacity it'll show up in is as yet unknown) since most fans find the Gokaiger suits among the best in the series and the Goseiger suits... not so much. Though after Super Megaforce Episode 3 establishing that the Rangers can skip the Megaforce suits and jump straight to Super Mega, continued use of the Goseiger suits may unify the fanbase to the negative.
  • Of all things, the presumed morphing call (moreso the "Go Go Megaforce!" part rather than the "It's Morphin' Time!" part) is also a point of disagreement - some fans have no problem with it, while others dislike it, seeing as the preceding season, Power Rangers Samurai, just used that format with "Go Go Samurai!". While it made sense to reuse Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers's call in Power Rangers Zeo (due to the latter season being with direct continuity with the former), some perceive the re-usage of "Go Go (team name)" in Megaforce to be improper since Megaforce and Samurai are unlikely to be directly connected outside of a potential Cross Over and being a part of the Power Rangers franchise. Some also feel that reusing "Go Go (team name)" seems like a lazy effort compared to past morphing calls.note  The "It's Morphin' Time" phrase has fared much better in terms of reception, considering the Milestone Celebration and the numerous references to Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers already.
  • And now some footage of the Megaforce version of the Legend War has been released... with Saban and the producers doing their damndest to not show ANY of the pre-Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger teams (and arguably not doing a particularly good job of it). Some fans are NOT happy about that. Others think the footage was extremely well cut, in that the only way you would notice the pre-Zyuranger teams at all is if you were specifically looking for them.
  • Despite being under Awesome Music, this applies to the theme song, another remix of the iconic "Go Go Power Rangers" theme. It's either fitting because it's the twentieth anniversary, or receiving flack for using the song after two seasons of Samurai, taking away from it being something special for the anniversary; and for using an adapted version of Samurai's remix instead something unique for Megaforce.
  • It was revealed that the Gokaiger suits are in Super Megaforce as a Super Mode of sorts. Essentially the rangers transform into these suits in order to then transform into past rangers. Some people think this is great, others wanted the Gokaigers to be their own team, some of those wanted that team being the powerless Megaforce team.
  • During the Super Megaforce filming, reports started coming in for many former Rangers not appearing, for various reasons. A Q&A session with Austin St. John (Jason of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers) revealed he was invited for the finale, but declined saying that what he was being offered "wasn't worth the price of a plane ticket". However, he clarified that it was less because of ego and more out of self-respect. While some fans are absolutely furious—some of the complaints bordering on ridiculous and Misblame.—others seem to give Saban Brands the benefit of the doubt and are reserving judgement on the finished product and even pointing out how some fans are blowing things out of proportion.
  • The news that Super Megaforce won't be using the Pirate-motif has become a sore point for many fans who were looking forward to a unique set of rangers and the narrative potential therein. On the other hand, some people don't mind this because they believe it will force Jonathan Tzachor to come up with original storylines, which even Megaforce itself has barely been doing.
  • End Game, the final episode of the first half of Megaforce is either a great ending for the first half with a great cliffhanger, or an average episode that just marks the end of a so far average season.
  • The leaked documents which contain summaries of the first 15 episodes of Super Megaforce have split the fanbase- in particular, many are translations of Gokaiger episodes. In particular, while more Disney seasons are getting episodes (Wild Force and RPM are confirmed), Casey's episode has him as a zookeeper - not working at Pai Zhua, or in RJ's pizza place, a zookeeper. Which isn't even what Jan was doing in the corresponding Gokaiger episode (he was actually training some students).
  • Episode 2 of Super Megaforce reveals that they can now morph into the Dairanger suits, with the only explanation being that they're from an alien planet. Many fans call this lazy, some are okay with it, and a few are glad that the Dairanger suits are being used. Three episodes later we're treated to the PinkFlash and YellowMask outfits, without so much as a Hand Wave, probably hoping viewers would just remember the "never seen on this planet" spiel.
  • As the series has gone on, fans of the Saban Era are irked at how little suits from MMPR - Time Force are used over the Disney Suits (SPD was used once an episode for the first three, which didn't help). A lot of this can be blamed on Saban's over-reliance on the Gokaiger footage (which used 2000-era Rangers a lot early on) but the under-use of original footage really stands out.
  • After Episode 10, many fans are upset that Dairanger has appeared more often than fan favorites like Time Force, In Space and even MMPR. Don't even get them started on the complete lack of Lightspeed Rescue.
  • Opinion on Megaforce is split. Either it's an alright season though nothing special, it's bad but not as bad as Samurai, or it somehow manages to be worse than Samurai.
  • An extended version of the Finale with 15 minutes of additional footage for "Legendary Battle" was released... but only being broadcast on Nicktoons, not Nickelodeon proper, and Nick.com the next day. While some fans feel this is better than nothing and general consensus seems to be that it's an improvement, others are ticked off it wasn't broadcast on the more easily accessible Nickelodeon channel.
     Critical Research Failure 
  • In general, there seems to be a problem in keeping the continuity of Power Rangers and Super Sentai straight in the fine details, with problems in names, technical details and so forth not quite matching up with the way they were presented in previous power rangers series. This is especially a shame since this is supposed to be the anniversary season!
    • Doesn't help that Jonathan Tzachor considers every season to be in their OWN continuity, save for the Disney-era (as he considers those seasons to be non-canon).
    • In "A Lion's Alliance", Gosei sends the Rangers to the Animarium, the home of the Wild Force Rangers. Not only does he get the name wrong, calling it Animarianote , he doesn't even pronounce it correctly.
      • Considering Tzachor produced that season, you'd think he would care enough to correct the writers for that episode. Hell, Jill Donnellan could've written it, since she worked on Wild Force as well.
    • In "Samurai Surprise", Troy and Noah were using the Double disks given by Jayden earlier on. Noah duplicates his sword (that's fine and all) while Troy is using it to power up his Fire Smasher. Samurai and Shinkenger fans would recall that the double disk is only used to duplicate a weapon, not simply amplifying its powers (although, it could be duplicating the Smasher's power).
    • In "The Perfect Storm" the rangers do a Zeo change with a team attack with the Ohranger attack name (translated as "ZEO dynamite") instead of the one used in Zeo (it was called Zeo Spinning Power Kick) the only difference being that the gold ranger never was in the combined attack in either series.
    • In "Spirit of the Tiger", Jake refers to RJ's powers as Purple Wolf. In Jungle Fury, it was always called Jungle Fury Wolf Ranger, without reference to the color.
    • Troy refers to the charged attack that the rangers use as the Jungle Fury Rangers as the Jungle Fury Claw Booster. The Claw Boosters were actually the devices the main Jungle Fury Rangers used to enter Jungle Master Mode. He should've instead referred to it as the Battle Claw.
    • In "United as One" Super Dino Mode is called Dino Rampage. Rampage is a translation of Abare, as in it's Japanese name Abare Mode.
    • The Tyranno Staff appears to be "sentient" in this episode, unlike in Dino Thunder where the head of the staff is inanimated, as shown the staff's head biting Desloar.
    • EVERYTHING about In the Driver's Seat, especially with how hard they wanted to convince the audience that Go-Onger's Machine World was really Corinth.
    • In the final battle with Mavro, Emma as the Pink Mystic Ranger Legend Mode yells out "Magi Bolt!" An attack from Magiranger, but not from Mystic Force.
     Stock Footage Failure 
  • As usual, reused Sentai footage doesn't always match the new version. :
    • You can tell whenever it's switched from american to japanese footage because of the quality of video. The New Zealand cameras have a richer texture to it. Not only that but a lot of the Sentai footage is shot in the morning which makes it very noticeable if the American footage is in the afternoon.
    • In the first episode when the rangers have their debut fight it switched from an intact town plaza to a wrecked site with cracked concrete and crushed buildings. It almost makes you wanna say, "We Are V.R.
    • Whenever the Rangers use their Gosei cards, the cards all clearly still have the original text from Tensou Sentai Goseiger (including that title). This is probably why so much of the Rangers' arsenal keeps their Goseiger names in the first place.
    • Similarly, the recurring footage from Gokaiger's Legend War includes heroes from Super Sentai that have never been adapted for Power Rangers. Most are way in the background where they're not as noticeable or have been edited to make them less conspicuous, but "Stranger Ranger" clearly shows Ryu Ranger fighting behind the Red Jungle Fury Ranger. Officially subverted in "Earth Fights Back" when the Dairanger suits debuted as "powers never seen before on Earth."
    • In episode 3, after the rangers defeat the Monster of the Week with the Megaforce Blaster, they disassemble the blaster and then run to a completely different area where they had quarantined the infected civilians. After that, when Vrak summons the zombats to make the monster grow, the rangers are suddenly right back in front of the monster's corpse, holding the assembled Megaforce Blaster.
    • The second battle against Dragonflay (played out at the same time as the Red Ranger fights Creepox for the first time) in Episode 4 still has plenty of Japanese text on signs and on the road. Okay, that would've been pretty taxing to edit out without anyone noticing, but you can't help but notice how glaring it is that an American city has Japanese traffic signage.
    • In "United We Stand," Sentai footage is used when Beezara kicks Gia and Emma across the soccer field. Before this, Troy was knocked to the ground; however, if one looks closely at where Troy was, it's very obvious that it's Alata lying on the ground.
    • Speaking of Alata, his distinctive red-and-white jacket is very noticeable in the first few seconds of the opening sequence, as seen in this screenshot.
    • The loss of Datas leads to a problem with Ultra Gosei Great Megazord. Eagle-eyed viewers will notice that there's a brand new Mechazord head that's just there with no explanation as to where it came from; not to mention the Zord mountings on the shoulders and the odd design on the robot's back. The card that summons it is labelled HYPER Gosei Great, due to total failure to edit the footage.
    • The Robo Morpher has a lot of Japanese Hiraganas left unedited.
    • Since this series adapted two Sentai seasons that have members that contrast each other blended into the same team this is bound to happen, resulting in minor character inconsistencies:
      • Emma is a understated character while her Goseiger counterpart Eri is more hyperactive. There's times when Goseiger footage is used and the Pink Ranger is gesturing animatedly like Eri but with Emma's understated performance, causing this. Should be less apparent when Gokaiger footage is used and Emma is being played by Ahim, also more understated than Eri.
      • Adding onto that point, Troy has a relaxed-yet-confident stance and overall body language which really doesn't jell well with Alata, who is usually timid and has his arms clenched together like an angry child. It gets better with Marvelous's body language, though not all that well as Troy's a bit more stiff and Marvelous is always ready to battle.
      • Likewise, Jake's Gokaiger counterpart is Don, the team's Plucky Comic Relief Butt Monkey; the first episode handles this simply by passing the Green Ranger's uneasy motions as Jake's enthusiasm over his new powers. In later episodes, it becomes even more pronounced with the Green Ranger inexplicably acting like Don at times, even though Jake has never been depicted as that goofy of a character.
      • Noah's Gokaiger counterpart is Joe, the team's master swordsman. While Don would fit better for Noah as does Joe to Jake, the reasoning for Noah at being a master swordsman is to improve himself and be better at helping the team out. However, this is problematic on another layer due to Noah's Goseiger counterpart, Hyde, being a bow-wielder, resulting in Noah going from one extreme in combat to the other without any explanation. This is a little funny due to the fact that Joe...well, let's just say that he won't be winning any marksmanship competitions.
      • Gia's body language usually fits her Gokaiger counterpart Luka, but not so much with Moune whose gestures reflects her childishness and over-energetic personality, something Gia is not shown doing out-of-suit, even when around her best friend Emma.
    • The third commercial in this video contained footage that was obviously lifted straight from a TV-Nihon fansub release of Gokaiger. A newer version of this commercial fixed this problem.
    • Episode 2 of Super Megaforce just had Japan as the place where the rocket was launched when clearly the show takes place in the United States, or New Zealand in terms of where it was shot. This was because of the unedited transition between the local shots and the pool of stock footage that was found in Gokaiger. (Though this is far from the first time this has happened in the franchise's history)
    • A Blink-And-You'll-Miss-It moment comes when you see the Wild Lion Zord knocking the rangers off. Stop at the right time, and you'll notice they're not even in their Wild Force outfits, but rather the Turboranger ones.
    • In "Silver Lining, Part 1" when Jake (as Galaxy Green) uses his Quasar Saber to disable Gorgax's shield, for a brief moment you can see the tip of the Green Mighty Morphin Ranger's Dragon Dagger hit the shield instead of the Quasar Saber's tip. explanation 
    • In The Perfect Storm, the Legendary Megazord throws the Q-Rex into space to destroy an incoming asteroid. We then get a shot of Earth, and it's blatantly obvious that the Q-Rex was leaving Japan.
    • Another one with Turboranger occurs in "Love is In the Air", based on the first Jealoushito episode - you can make out a black Ranger key being used as the Rangers morph into Power Rangers Turbo, which didn't have a black Ranger.
    • During Noah and Argus' final battle in All Hail Prince Vekar, you can see a shot of Joe's long black hair after he hits Argus.
    • In that same episode, during the formation of the Ultimate Legendary Megazord, you can spot the words "Super Sentai" written on the wheels of the Turbo Falcon.
    • The "Super Sentai" wheels were also present in the Turbo Falcon's debut In the Driver's Seat, along with "Go-Onger" (though one could handwave this as something related to RPM's "GO-ONGER" or Ground Outdoor Operational Network General-Purpose Explorational Rover)
     They Wasted A Perfectly Good... 
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character:
    • Gosei has been less a character and more a plot device, only speaking up every few episodes to tell the Rangers of some new powerup they've acquired. The fact that he apparently has history with Zordon was never expanded on.
    • It's gonna happen no matter what, as many previous actors have confirmed that they rejected the invitation to appear for The Legend War. In particular, of the ones who returned, Damon, Karone, Emily and Mike didn't even have any speaking lines or contributed to the plot in any way, shape or form. Karone at least got one pretty decent line in the extended cut.
    • From his Nickelodeon character bio, it's mentioned that Troy had a tough upbringing; we never hear of this or any of the other character's home lives whatsoever. For that matter, we barely hear much about the rest of the Rangers' lives outside of their heroics, which has been listed as one of the major downfalls of this season.
    • Orion. He has an interesting back-story and personality. And yet, he's very much underutilized throughout the season, so much that even his actor complained about it.
    • Gia is also notable for having no focus episodes dedicated to her. While the first half has the excuse of Goseiger having minimal focus on her Sentai counterpart, Super Megaforce has no such excuses.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot:
    • In "Vrak is Back", Vrak captured Orion and harnessed "the Sixth Ranger power", corrupting it for his own purposes. This would have been the perfect time to add Gokaiger footage where a villain brought every one of the Sixth Ranger keys to life and forced them to fight the core five en masse. And yes, the fighting included Robo Knight, whom Vrak corrupted in the episode. Not only would this have been one of the most epic fights in Power Rangers history, but they seemed to have done all the work in setting it up, even having Vrak meet them in a quarry that looked just like the one in the Gokaiger footage!
    • This is the overall reaction to the season in general (especially Super Megaforce) with notable Gokaiger tributes (Timeranger, Hurricanger, Megaranger, GoGoV, Kakuranger with Ninjaman/Ninjor) getting completely ignored.
    • The Legendary Battle itself was hyped for two years...and it lasted not even 5 minutes and was against foot soldiers that weren't destroyed yet. Even worse was that the majority of the battle was already seen in the first episode of the Megaforce half. The extended version is at least somewhat better, as while not a lot is added to the fight, the lead in is enhanced a bit to add to the weight of it with an extended shot of the old Rangers preping to don their helmets for battle and Karone a One-Scene Wonder line, as well as making the army Mavro's backup plan rather than just being random, but it's still far less awesome than it should have been.
    • Wow, they can turn into all the past Rangers? Too bad we never do see full team morphs for In Space, Lightspeed Rescue, Time Force, and Operation Overdrive. But, we do get to see non-PR adapted Sentai teams multiple times, for no apparent reason.
    • Man, these Super Mega suits sure look "pirate-y". Any chance this would be addressed? No? We're just going to completely ignore the obvious pirate theme that even 5 year old kids can recognize? Fine.


  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Quite a bit considering how bland the Rangers actually are:
    • Emma being a Psycho Lesbian who kills anyone who even looks at Gia the wrong way. This wasn't helped by a short film Christina Masterson (Emma's actress) took part in where she acts as bait to lure people into a basement for a serial killer.
    • Troy being a robot and having a passionate hatred of water bottles. He may or may not be in love with Robo Knight.
    • Noah is a Robosexual.
    • Jake being a creeper who won't stop his advances on Gia, even when it's shown she really isn't interested.
    • Conversely, some feel Gia is a tease who, despite not looking like she'll ever date Jake, uses his affections to get stuff and have him faun over her.
    • When Orion first appeared, his long hair caused him to be called a space-hippy. There are also suggestions that the trauma of losing everything combined with spending several months alone with only thoughts of revenge on his mind, that Orion has at least a few screws loose if not outright insane.note 
    • After All Hail Prince Vekar, it opened a lot of possibilities about Vekar. To some, his narcissism and irrational strategies seem to stem from his father putting him down while putting Vrak on a pedestal.
      • It almost makes you feel bad for the prince, and makes Vrak even more of a Magnificent Bastard.
  • Anti-Climax Boss: Emperor Mavro is powerful enough to take on two rangers while sitting down... but gets destroyed when Troy and Orion shoot a console, blinding him with sparks, and giving them the opportunity to finish him. The extended cut averts this, as he survives the ship's crash and has one final battle with the rangers.
  • Anvilicious:
    • In the episode "Robo Knight", the Rangers are appalled that humans are polluting the earth, the monsters of the week are created as a direct result of a toxic factory polluting the earth, and the Sixth Ranger is introduced whose sole mission in life is to punish those who pollute the earth. About every third line hammers home the message, just in case kids didn't get it. Since then the "environmental" message has been toned down.
    • The series also likes to hammer home the "teamwork is awesome" message a lot. Almost every line by the Rangers during a monster fight—directly with the monster—often relates to how teamwork can overcome anything.
    • Speaking of overcoming, Troy is generally used as a speakerphone for perseverance and "never giving up," mentioning how formidable the Human spirit is ad nauseum.
  • Ass Pull:
    • How the Rangers and Robo Knight get their Power Cards in each episode. Right when they're about to get hosed, or learn about the power of teamwork for the umpteenth time, Gosei gives them a new card that's just what the Rangers need at the moment. Granted, it's mainly because of the writers only adapting the bare necessities of Goseiger.
    • Gosei conveniently has a new set of powers and zords for the rangers that are not only stronger than the ones they've been using but can also utilize the powers of every other ranger in history. One wonders how he got them, why he never made this info privy before, or how having multiple copies of the same powers doesn't cause a glitch in the Morphing Grid when it's happened before ala Power Rangers Dino Thunder.
    • In "Blue Saber Saga", it looks like Emma will learn that sometimes, teammates have to fight on their own. Sounds a bit dark for this season, but cool. Nope, the Monster of the Week pulls a fast one on Noah, forcing the others to bail him out. So the episode's lesson gets screwed up, just so Emma would be in the right. Again, the Sentai footage is to blame, but it made more sense, as the Aesop for that episode was to let friends help you when you need them.
      • This isn't the first time this happened. Kimberly had to deal with a similar monster back in Mighty Morphin.
  • Awesome Music:
    • Despite being a remix of a remix, the theme song definitely qualifies, managing to provide a few unique parts as well, similar to Zeo, with a Lost Galaxy-esque Title Scream as well.
    • Emma's song in "Harmony and Dizchord".
  • Better Than Canon: Like with Samurai, fanfiction novelizations have gotten better reception than the actual seasons—in particular, the works of Darian Fawkes and Lily Hanson have been seen as far superior to the show.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment:
    • Emma turning into Pink Flash from Flashman and Gia turning in Yellow Mask from Maskman. Unlike Dairangers which at least got a Hand Wave, these modes come from nowhere. Emma even lampshades this by saying: "Bet you didn't see that coming".
    • "Power of Six" starts with Orion in a montage of dancing and movie references, just 'cos he's alone in the high school after hours.
    • Troy's inexplicable "Super Saiyan" punch to restore Robo Knight back to the side of good. No prior explanation is given about how he can do this, nor after he performs the punch. Comes from copying the event in Goseiger, where there was an explanation and it was a Crowning Moment of Awesome for Troy's counterpart.note  Some have theorized that Troy was literally tapping directly into the Morphing Grid, which makes a certain amount of sense, but we'll likely never get an official explanation and Troy doesn't even wonder how exactly he did it.
  • Complete Monster: Vrak. First, we have the terrifying implication that the Loogies, the Mooks in the first half of the series, are innocent civilians that have been Brainwashed and Crazy. Then we have his Kick the Dog moment when a dying Metal Alice begs for his help, only for him to leave her to die. After disappearing for most of the second half of the season, he makes a return in Vrak is Back. When he learns that his older brother, Prince Vekar, has died in the previous episode, he is actually glad because opens him to be next in line for the throne. Even the Rangers, who killed Vekar, found that to be sickening. It doesn't stop there. We learn that he not only brainwashed Robo Knight, but he kidnapped Orion and put him through Cold-Blooded Torture to go forward with his plan, which is to use giant drills to dig into the Earth's core and blow the planet up. Vekar at least had the Freudian Excuse of being The Unfavorite. Vrak, on the other hand, was always put on a pedestal by his father.
  • Epileptic Trees: In Super Megaforce, the Sixth Ranger is named Orion. Fans started snarking that the Lost Galaxy connections made themselves. (A plot device in Galaxy was the Lights of Orion.
  • Foe Yay: Robo Knight and Metal Alice in "The Human Factor".
  • He Really Can Act: In Super Megaforce episode 17, Andrew Grey really brought it as Troy when pleading for Robo Knight to snap out of his mind control. It's disappointing Saban never let Andrew really show his acting talents besides this one scene.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Prior to Megaforce being announced, many fans were expecting that Goseiger would be skipped.
    • Jake's crush on Gia can be this for those who watched Goseiger, wherein Agri and Moune were siblings.
    • In this photo of the cast's christmas party, Andrew Gray and Azim Rizk (who played the red ranger and green ranger respectively) can be seen switching their attire's color with each other's, and this was posted on Cameron Jebo's (who played the silver ranger) Instagram. In Gokaiger, the silver ranger created a new ranger key dubbed Gokai Christmas by simply combining the red and green ranger's keys.
    • Orion's time alone before he found the armada ship involved him training on a beach for a very long time, growing increasingly shaggy, and even becoming a crack shot (with a catapult, but still).
  • Ho Yay: Noah really wants to see Orion's spaceship.
  • Humor Dissonance: In Last Laugh, Noah is criticized for over-analyzing jokes rather than simply relaxing and laughing at them. The problem is, the jokes in question are legitimately awful, and he comes off more like the Only Sane Man in some sort of world gone mad, where people will break into laughter at the slightest provocation. Especially the monster's last resort: a good old-fashioned fart. It gets Troy, but not Noah.
  • It's the Same, so It Sucks:
    • Many fans complain that it tries too hard to be a remake of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, others argue that it fails as an homage emulating MMPR only in the most superficial way.
    • Emma and Gia's names sounding a lot like Emily and Mia gets this reaction from some fans, since it implies that the writers are running out of ideas among many things.
    • The "Go Go Power Rangers" remixes for five years in a row since MMPR 2010.
  • Les Yay: "United We Stand" has a lot of hugging between Emma and Gia. And while the Monster of the Week in that episode turned Emma and Gia against each other with the intent of creating a fight to the death between the two girls, the actual result was them bickering [1]. Even in "Mega Mission", there's bit of this: Gia has Emma's drink order memorized and they engage in overly long staring into each other's eyes without speaking in a manner that is quite similar to Rizzoli & Isles.
  • Mary Sue:
    • Many claim Gia of being one. Seen as a possible expy of Trini, many fans point out that while Trini was balanced and a jack-of-all-trades (a Jack of All Stats, really), Gia seems to be the best at everything. She finished a test before Noah, implying she's smarter than him, and it's implied she's also stronger than Jake and Troy. Jake's constant near-worship of her is not helping matters. Could be given a rebuttal when Jake, her "secret" crush, tells Noah that he is "smarter than all of (them) combined." So while Gia is smart, she may not actually be smarter than Noah.
    • Emma could count moreso. She's always built up by the writers as this perfect, special girl who can do no wrong. She is always right even if she needs to learn an Aesop or two (if Blue Saber Saga is any indication).
    • The team could be seen as a group of this trope. Gosei keeps praising the rangers for feats not all that amazing, even when he has to bail them out, and talks about how they overcome such great ordeals. We even have past rangers like Jayden proclaim that they really are worthy of all the power they have with the keys.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Vrak promotes himself to this trope when he returns in Super Mega Force by defying So Last Season, playing the Rangers like pawns, and doing half his sabotages of the Rangers before they even realize he's back.
    • He even makes the Rangers do his dirty work by placing the last two drills in two of his monsters.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • [Insert a name of a past Power Ranger actor] Refused the invitation/ was not invited to do a cameo in Super Megaforce (Due to many actors not coming back for various reasons).
    • "At least it's not Samurai."- What many fans say when trying to be nice about this season.
    • "At least Samurai had a story" - What many fans say after the season ended.
    • "Troy is the real robot."- a joke among the fandom was that Troy was an actual robot thanks to his stiff behaviour and Andrew Gray's acting- the "Real" part comes from after Robo-Knight appeared.
    • "There's a Simple Explanation for it" usually comes up whenever we see any pre-Zyuranger suits or to explain logical fallacies in Power Rangers.
  • Misblamed: Nick is responsible for the 20-episode quota per year and huge summer hiatus, not Saban. See Sadistic Choice below.
  • Moral Event Horizon:
  • Narm:
    • "This is what we humans can do when we believe in ourselves!" Possibly one of the worst lines in the entire franchise.
    • The second season's insistence on putting the prefix "Super-Mega" on everything gets annoying fast. Naturally, Vekar makes a snark about it:
    Vekar: Super-mega hurry up and destroy them already!
    • Half of the dialogue in "Dream Snatcher."
    • Robo Knight sounds like they recorded a drunk man and used a synthesizer.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Karone's 'I love being a Power Ranger' line in the extended finale seems to be well received, in part because the Legend Shift to Astronema adding a lot of weight to the scene. It's only a short scene, but it definitely hits home.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Troy's subplot with Robo Knight and his improved acting in Vrak is Back part 2 may be a glimmer of hope for Troy as a character.
  • Sadistic Choice: A meta example, starting from before Saban Brands released Samurai even. They'd already bought the right to Power Rangers, but had nowhere to go (considering Disney axed the show). That was until Nickelodeon agreed to air Power Rangers for Saban with a 20 episode restriction per year rule with a huge summer hiatus. This resulted in a rushed plot with zero Character Development, fusing two contrasting series (Goseiger and Gokaiger in this case) and Power Rangers keeps falling further behind from Sentai. Fans are still annoyed at Saban for this.
  • The Scrappy:
    • Troy has so far gone down as one of the worst Red Rangers of all time due to him having absolutely no personality. (Ironically, his similarly-disliked Goseiger counterpart Alata was hated for having too much personality.) This wasn't helped when, in "Spirit of the Tiger," he became a massive jackass out of nowhere. The other four Rangers are exempt for at least having more personality and development than Troy (especially Emma and Noah), and Robo Knight and Orion seem to be avoiding it altogether. He got better (see Rescued from the Scrappy Heap above).
    • Gosei as well, since he only exists to tell the Rangers when they have a new power up.
  • Seasonal Rot: While people agree that Megaforce was passable, Super Megaforce was where things started to fall apart.
  • Ship Tease:
    • Seems to be this between Emma and Troy, possibly due to the stock footage. Although, Gia and Troy did have a moment together at the end of episode 11 where she purposely switched places with Emma to talk to him, and got him to dance. Which is actually refreshing.
    • Noah and Emma in "Blue Saber Saga", which is more believable as it showed Noah being insecure of what he can do for the team, and actually wanted to prove himself to someone.
    • Orion and Emma in "United as One", in which they had a (fake) wedding. While one could say that it was just a Shot for Shot Remake of the sentai episode, the "The Wrath" episode has Emma kiss Orion (albeit on the cheek) before he left for home.
  • So OK It's Average:
    • This seems to be the general opinion of fans as the first half of Megaforce draws to a close- while everything's a step up from Samurai, it's still not up to the standards of previous seasons outside of some impressive visual effects (The acting and plotlines are frequently mentioned victims of this). Alongside that, Megaforce has had various pacing issues- the first half spends too much time bringing in new toys, the second half refuses to move plot along except where it must, and Malkor made very few appearances during the season, not to mention the insane hiatus that insued throughout mid-2013.
    • Super Megaforce was even less well received, thanks in part to the above mentioned problems, lack of focus episodes on past seasons and multiple pre-Zyu suits appearing thanks to Saban's insistence on following the Gokaiger footage. However, the Extended Cut of the Finale is generally considered an improvement.
  • Special Effects Failure: In Gokaiger episode 2, the all-Red morph included Gosei Red (AKA Megaforce Red); when this scene occurs in Super Megaforce episode 1, Saban used mediocre green screening to swap in Operation Overdrive's Red Ranger.
    • In Super Megaforce episode, While they tried to do a good and use original footage with Gosei Ultimate in orer to blast the drill, Gosei Ultimate is way too small in proportion to the drill.
  • Spoiled by the Format: It was pretty obvious Metal Alice would survive her fight with Robot Knight, mainly for the sole reason that she didn't explode as she fell to the ground.
  • They Just Didn't Care:
    • The Theme Song Powerup that kicks in when the team destroys Malkor sounds awesome... until you realize it's the Samurai theme.
    • Most fans on Rangerboard thought this was the source of Megaforce's current mediocre quality. The limited amount of episodes allocated for the series doesn't help either.
    • Commercials for the Super Megaforce toys use stock footage from the series. However, people noticed that one set of commercials used TV-Nihon's subs for Gokaiger for one scene!
    • During the Clip Show viewing, Noah was amazed at the previous Power Rangers. Sad thing is, ALL of those clips are Gokaiger footage. And eagle-eyed viewers can find the Boukenger Gokai Change event with Gokai Silver!
    • They aren't even bothering to edit out most Sentai suits anymore.
    • According to Alison MacInnis, the Legend War was last-minute and rushed, showing that even the big event they spent two years hyping was full of "not caring".
  • Tear Jerker: Orion's backstory. Watching all of his friends/coworkers die and then running back to his village only to see that it's already been destroyed and that his family is gone.
    • All Hail Prince Vekar. First, we learn that Vekar was always The Unfavorite in his father's eyes. Then we have Vekar's Villainous Breakdown as his Zord explodes. Finally, the end of the episode when Damaras lifts his charred corpse from the wreckage, vowing to avenge him.
    • Robo Knight's death. Notable that not only did he die in a Heroic Sacrifice to save Orion, but he's one of only three main Rangers in the franchise to die in action (the other two being Kendrix and the original Magna Defender). However, for some reason he's Back for the Finale.
    • The destruction of the Q-Rex in the finale. Remember that this isn't a new Q-Rex, but supposed the original modified for Orion's use in the future. While the Red Lion can be presumed to have survived given Cole still has his powers (which are TIED to the Red Lion), there's nothing to say the original Q-Rex wasn't just destroyed. For fans of it, that's pretty dang sobering.
  • The Producer Thinks of Everything: When the Legendary Rangers show up for the final battle, the Zeo Rangers are missing Zeo Ranger V and the Dino Thunder Rangers are short a Black Ranger. This is because Tommy is fighting as the Green Ranger for the time being. However, the full team of Turbo Rangers also appear, only for Tommy and TJ to appear unmasked as the Green Ranger and Blue Space Ranger, meaning there's no one to be the Red Turbo Ranger. Cassie is also in her Space Ranger suit, and Zeo Ranger I appears with the Zeo Rangers. So other than Justin, who's wearing the Turbo suits? The Robot Rangers!
  • Unexpected Character: Leo Corbett, the Red Galaxy Ranger, and one of the Legendary Rangers to appear unmorphed as well as being seen removing the helmet — but it's unexpected (depending on whom you ask) only because of actor Danny Slavin. If you know about his very complicated history/relationship with the franchise, you'll understand why... But as already stated in other TV Tropes pages related to him and Lost Galaxy, he seems to have gotten over his Old Shame.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Sundai Love, an actress trying out for Power Rangers says she was told that they couldn't cast her in the show, since they already cast a black actor. They did end up casting a black girl as the Pink Ranger next season.
  • The Woobie: Orion. His planet, family, and everything he knew were wiped out by the Armada making it real easy to sympathize with him.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Prince Vekar, who was always The Unfavorite compared to Vrak. Vekar decimated many planets with his armada to prove to his family that he could take care of business.