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Go Go Power Rangers is a 2017 comic series, written largely by Ryan Parrott, with occasional co-writers. It is published by Boom! Studios and is a spinoff from their Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers (2016) series.

The series begins in the earlier days of the Power Rangers, before they met their Sixth Ranger (which they had by the beginning of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers), and is intended to focus more on the team as teenagers. It has a larger focus on the team managing their civilian lives in addition to their Power Ranger duties.


Go Go Power Rangers includes examples of the following tropes:

  • Adaptation Expansion: During the Necessary Evil arc, the comic starts covering the events of "White Light", showing (among other things) events from Tommy's point of view.
  • …And That Little Girl Was Me: With a twist. When asked by Ernie about why he makes such an effort to be a nice guy, Jason tells him an old story about a kid he knew who had his bow broken by a bully. When Ernie tries to reassure him that he was just a kid who couldn't stop it, Jason reveals that he was the bully, and everything he does is to make sure it never happens again.
  • Bookends: Go Go Power Rangers #1 has snippets of each Ranger's year book entry, Go Go Power Rangers: Forever Rangers #1 note  includes a few more that shows how they've developed over the course of the series so far.
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  • Cerebus Retcon: In Baboo's backstory his king, refusing to bow to Rita's rule, ordered him to create a potion that would make him and his army invincible. Baboo did as he was commanded but warned them not to drink too much or there could be consequences, they did not heed his warning and kept drinking until they all turned to stone. Issue #15 reveals that he deliberately sabotaged the potion, unwilling to die for someone else's stupidity.
  • Cruel Mercy: Issue #28 reveals that, as an alternative to execution, Zordon's "dumpster" had a program that forced Rita to experience the lives of every single person she'd killed — and there were over 4 million of them. It isn't clear if she got through all of themnote , but she was clearly affected after just the first lifetime.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Being that the series serves as a look into the lives of the Rangers prior to Tommy joining the team, it goes without saying that the team will remain in tact & relatively unscathed to line-up with Mighty Power Rangers.
    • Kim and Matthew are going to break up at some point during this, given that Kim is single by the time Tommy enters the picture. It finally happens in Issue #12, after Matt realises that she and all of his friends are Rangers & they refuse to confirm this fact to him, Matt walks out of their lives promising to never talk to any of them again.
    • Billy is offered the chance to join Promethea here and considers passing on his powers in order to do so, but obviously doesn't accept.
  • How We Got Here: "Necessary Evil" details how Tommy loses the Green Ranger powers & becomes the White Ranger; in addition to Rocky, Aisha & Adam's recruitments to replace Jason, Trini & Zack who were in turn recruited as the Omega Rangers - events which have already occurred following a Time Skip in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
  • Interchangeable Asian Cultures: Trini has two unfortunate cases. Early on, she mentions getting a family heirloom for her mom from Korea, which Trini was never identified as being — her actress was Vietnamese, while "Kwan" is a Chinese surname — but it could be that she's mixed-ethnicity and the Chinese surname is from her father. Later on, however, her surname is misspelled as "Kwon", which is a Korean surname, but it's not spelled that way in anything else.
  • Mythology Gag: Billy's father is modeled after David Yost himself.
  • The Nicknamer: Trini, apparently, has nicknamed the zords, though only her own is actually mentioned in Issue #1: Kitty-saurus.
  • Noodle Incident: Trini and Zack call Kim "Salad Girl" when she's first introduced to them and Trini tells Matt that Kim is totally insane. Matt himself had heard of "Salad Girl" but didn't realize that it referred to Kim, while Jason and Billy are clueless as to what's going on.
    • Resolved Noodle Incident: The incident turns out to be that Kim's parents got Zack fired from his job at a restaurant over a misunderstanding regarding Kim's order of a salad, hence the nickname, and blowing it out of proportion when talking to the manager.
  • Palette Swap: Literally. Jason and Trini teleport to a far-off planet to try and stop one of Rita's schemes, and intense mystical energies around the place somehow cause them to switch powers, with Trini being the Red Ranger and Jason being the Yellow Ranger. Later, the rest of the team follow them and the same thing happens, resulting in Kimberly becoming the Blue Ranger, Zack beoming the Pink Ranger, and Billy becoming the Black Ranger. Everything returns to normal when they head back to Earth.
  • Peace Conference: Deconstructed. The peace conference is a lie to cover Jason, Zack and Trini becoming Omega Rangers. However, Tommy and Zedd ultimately thinks Jason and the others are running scared and are passing off their powers to save their skins. Both of them even point out that if Zedd wins, then there's no reason to have a conference.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: When the Rangers' powers temporarily switch on an alien world, Zack ends up as the Pink Ranger. His only comment on it is:
    Zack: I look awesome!
  • Remember the New Guy?: Matthew, Kim's boyfriend, who was never mentioned in the original show and was only name dropped in Issue #17 of the main series comics which was released just before this series started.
  • Time Skip: Once “Forever Rangers” hits the events of “Green with Evil”, and therefore ground covered by the first arc of the main line, this comic’s Necessary Evil arc picks up after the Rangers have their Thunderzords but before Tommy fully loses his Green Ranger powers.
  • Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: This series focuses on the early days of the team as they learn how to balance their newfound duties as Rangers with their day-to-day lives.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Billy and Skull used to be best friends when they were kids.

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