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YMMV: Power Rangers Ninja Storm
  • Ass Pull: The writers were very forthright that the last four episodes of the season (drawing many seemingly insignificant plot threads together) were rewritten in response to fan bitching. Though the precise mechanics of Lothor's Evil Plan do fall close to a Gambit Roulette of the highest order, the little details don't work and it's clearly a retcon. (Most of) The fans don't seem to care, making this a fine example of Author's Saving Throw.
  • Base Breaker: Lothor. People seem divided on whether he was a Magnificent Bastard in his own right with an awesome Evil Plan (and making use of a plan with a obvious and hidden goal) at the end of the series making him one of the most memorable villains in the show's history, or a complete joke who did nothing but sit around and complain most of the series and his plan towards the end was nonsensical and came out of nowhere.
  • Crossover Ship: While not a romantic ship (mostly), Dustin and Chip from Mystic Force are commonly written together as good friends due to their nerdy nature (as well as being the only two male Yellows in the franchise thanks to Saban's decisions from MMPR through Wild Force.
  • Crowning Moment Of Awesome: Cam and Kiya's fight in "The Samurai's Journey, Part 2." Made even more impressive when viewers learn that Kiya is Lothor's younger self.
    • Vexacus viciously taking down Zurgane in "General Deception, Part 2."
  • Ear Worm: The Theme song.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: While Tori was in the "Once a Ranger" episode, the real Darkhorse is Cam. Cam, the Adorkable, snarky Ranger who you sympathised with the first half of the season. The probable reason he didn't show up for that episode was because they already had two greens in the team (Bridge and Xander, the first having gotten promotion to red ranger status), and bringing back another would be redundant. Tori probably came back to fulfill Two Girls to a Team and/or to have just one member of the Once A Ranger team's Sentai counterpart be the same.
  • Growing the Beard: "The Samurai's Journey" three-parter.
  • Informed Wrongness: Dustin in "Tongue and Cheek". He does develop some Acquired Situational Narcissism, but he gets chewed out well-before then (which could explain why he would let the fame go to his head). And the one character really letting him have it is Shane, who later admits he was being jealous.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Arguably Lothor.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Colonel Truman sent Lothor into space!
  • Villain Decay: Lothor, just...just Lothor. He suffers it BEFORE the series even begins.
  • Vindicated by History: Inverted like Lost Galaxy. It was considered a fan favorite when it first aired but not anymore due to having better received seasons since, even a season from the Kalish era is more popular than Ninja Storm. May have been triggered by Linkara, who was positive but not glowing when he talked about the series.

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