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Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers is a comic book series based on the TV series of the same name published by Boom! Studios. The series is a reboot happening in a different timeline to any past media or the 2017 movie, and is more mature than the series' usual campy tone.
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A spin-off mini series, titled Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink, focused on Kimberly after leaving Angel Grove was also released and a series entitled Go Go Power Rangers that focuses on the early days of the teens adjusting to being Rangers is ongoing.

It has a crossover with the Justice League in Justice League/Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. 2019 will see a crossover with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (IDW)

The year 2018 saw the comic's first major Crisis Crossover event known as Shattered Grid, which involves the original Rangers teaming up with other Ranger teams to fight off a foe who is after the source of all Ranger power, the Morphin' Grid. All tropes pertaining to this event should be placed there. This is followed by Beyond the Grid.

A story called Power Rangers Soul Of The Dragon focuses on Tommy Oliver, now retired and married to Kathrine with a son named JJ, who must be rescued when he goes missing. Written by original main comic writer Kyle Higgins with consultation by Jason David Frank, it is said to be "Old Man Logan" meets Power Rangers.

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     The main series contains examples of... 
  • Adaptational Badass:
    • Rita is a lot more cunning here than she was in the show, being an expert at emotional manipulation and long-term planning that keeps taking the Rangers by surprise. We also get to actually see her conquering multiple planets via flashbacks.
    • The Dinozords are sea-worthy (the Triceratops has an underwater mode) and space-worthy (Tommy pilots the Dragonzord to the moon).
  • Adult Fear:
    • Issue #11 has Billy and Tommy's parents discovering that their sons are missing.
    • Issue #12 expands on this, with their parents asking the students of their school for any information on their whereabouts while the Rangers are forced to keep silent.
    • Issue #26 has Tommy's mom finding out that her son is dead.
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: In Issue #7, Rita occupies the Command Center and parks her throne right in the middle - precisely, right where Zordon's dimensional tube once was.
  • Alternate Timeline / Bad Future: The first arc is a result of a villain from one breaking into "our" timeline. In that timeline, Tommy remained at Rita's side even after her spell was broken, and the two of them have effectively conquered the world.
  • Big Bad: Rita Repulsa is the ongoing one until Shattered Grid but Lord Drakkon takes the role for the first arc and Shattered Grid. Finster takes over during the second and Lord Zedd takes over the role in Necessary Evil.
  • Both Sides Have a Point: In Issue Zero Jason and Tommy get into an argument over Tommy's confusion during battle over Jason's orders. Zordon intervenes and tells them they're both at fault, with Jason needing to be clear about orders to the other Rangers and Tommy needing to ask clarification when he doesn't know what to do.
  • "The Breakfast Club" Poster Homage: This variant cover casts Billy as Brian, Kim as Claire, Jason as Andrew, Trini as Allison, and Zack as Bender.
  • Broad Strokes: Begins shortly after the Green With Evil saga, with the events of previous episodes presumably having happened (various early monsters are shown in flashbacks).
  • Brother-Sister Team: Deconstructed during the Beyond the Grid storyline. Andros and Karone are this, but Andros, being from the Power Rangers in Space era, is way too protective of Karone, despite her being from post-Power Rangers Lost Galaxy and far from helpless despite her powers being drained. Thus, when the Solatrix is stolen, the other Rangers accuse Andros of being the thief because of his clinginess allowing Mike, the real thief, to deflect the blame.
  • Call-Forward:
    • Lieutenant Stone is assigned to supervise Bulk and Skull's community service, 2 years before he becomes their superior when they join the Junior Police Force.
    • The reveal that Zack was the first Green Ranger recruit and he's resentful of how powerful he could have been means that Zack wearing the Dragon Shield in the final episode of the first season was the resolution of a character arc that the audience didn't even know existed.
    • With regards to the timeframe, the destroyed Thunderzords and Saba being found in the alternate universe Billy and Tommy are sent to probably count. Issue #12 adds to this with the appearance of Aisha, the Alien Rangers, the Falconzord, the Phantom Ranger, and Ninjor.
    • After admitting she has a crush on Tommy, Kimberly jokes that a relationship between them can't end well.
    • Rita's absence after the end of the Lord Drakkon arc is because she's been tracking down the Wizard of Deception to have him create a very familiar looking candle.
  • Canon Character All Along: The seemingly new Black Dragon from the Drakkon arc appears to be a new character working for Rita. Later on, it's revealed that the Black Dragon is actually a modified, shrunken down Dragonzord piloted by Drakkon.
  • Child Soldiers:
    • The Rangers are seen to act more like a military unit than they did in the show with Jason acting like a commanding officer during battle and dressing down Tommy when he doesn't follow orders.
    • Another issue shows that Billy had started staying morphed all the time as a comfort mechanism, and projects a hologram of his real clothes over his costume, though he eventually stops doing so.
    • This is a Justified Trope along with Recruit Teenagers with Attitude: the 1969 Rangers were all adults with special skills, but had so many hang ups, they ended up clashing horribly with each other. The survivors of their mission call out Zordon for doing such a thing, causing Zordon to fall back on here - it was better to have a cohesive team of friends whose skills he can build up over time rather than a team of skills whose friendship he can build up over time.
  • Continuity Cavalcade: The wrap-around for Shattered Grid has almost every single Ranger that appeared in the franchise somewhere, from main team members, evil rangers (Such as the very short-lived and disappointing Dark Rangers under Zedd, and Psycho Rangers), to obscure one-offs rarely mentioned, if ever (Such as Crash and the Creeps, the Cyborg Rangers, and the Nova Ranger.) As well as a Ranger not yet seen in PR, Chameleon Green from the (as of the image's reveal) then-running Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger
  • Continuity Nod:
    • Goldar's story from the 2016 annual mentions Lord Zedd's disfigurement from the Zeo Crystal and Ninjor empowering the Aquitar Rangers.
    • In the "Forever Mighty Morphin Black" chapter from the 2017 annual, among the suits there's one wearing the Dragon Shield, one wearing the Defender Vest, two Ninjetti, and the one from the Pink spin off series. When they're all unmorphed, you can also spot Adam's ancestor from the old west.
  • Darker and Edgier:
    • Than the show it's based on. Averted with the Bulk and Skull/Squat and Baboo two-page backup features, which follow the same tone as the show.
    • The alternate universe even more so compared to this one: Rita eventually took over the world and a Last Stand attempt to give Jason the time to obtain the White Ranger powers ended with Tommy killing him and stealing the powers for himself.
    • Three of the 1969 team members die on their first and only mission. It's not graphic, but it's certainly jarring.
  • Decon-Recon Switch: Many of the typical Power Rangers tropes are taken apart and shown to not work how the show portrays them to, but it still manages to make those tropes work in different ways.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: The Wizard of Deception, a one-off villain from the Season 2 multi-parter "The Return of the Green Ranger" appears in issue 22.
    • In issue 42, we have Darkonda (In Space) Elgar, General Havoc (Turbo) Klank and Queen Machina (Zeo).
  • Easily Forgiven: A story directly plays into this with Karone as she's put on trial for her crimes as Astronema and it's clear many planets she's ravaged aren't willing to ignore her past. She's finally let go when Andros uses a hologram to make it appear as if her "evil side" has been excised from her.
  • 11th-Hour Ranger: Bulk and Skull as the Purple and Orange Rangers, thanks to Zordon using spare change-uh, "Extremely rare power coins." It's even mentioned they briefly had Zords, the "Baconadon" and the "Featherdactyl."
  • Enemy Mine: In Issue #9, Goldar helps Billy escape the Dark Dimension. The reason: Goldar helps Billy in the defeat of Dark Dragon so he can return to Rita's side.
    Goldar: Enemies of our enemies...
    Billy: Enemies of our enemies.
  • Five-Man Band: Just like in the show each of the Ranger's fills a specific role in the team.
    • The Leader: Jason, who gives orders to the team in the field and acts like a military commanding officer. Deconstructed in that this attitude is shown to negatively impact his social life, both with the rangers and in general, and his sense of responsibility has lead to some shades of becoming a Workaholic.
    • The Lancer: Zack, who acts as the second in command to Jason. Deconstructed as he's shown to resent Jason and Tommy overshadowing him but keeping the resentment in check because of genuine loyalty to The Leader and because said leader honestly appreciates his help.
    • The Smart Guy: Billy who is the most academic of the Rangers and is called on to assess mechanical issues. Deconstructed as he feels out of place among the more athletic Rangers, but Trini points out that his technical knowledge is far more valuable than any martial arts expertise he has. The problems of having just one tech guy are also shown, as without him even Trini admits that she only knows enough to keep up with his Techno Babble.
    • The Big Guy: Trini, who's very grounded and mature, serving as the team's "rock" or "backbone" so to speak. She's also a Genius Bruiser as she understands science and technology and she knows martial arts.
    • The Chick: Kimberly, who is more emotionally open than the others and is the only one to unerringly accept Tommy.
    • Sixth Ranger: Tommy, who joined later than the main five. Deconstructed as he is not Easily Forgiven for his actions while brainwashed and the other Rangers have difficulty trusting him, but he and they are genuinely motivated to moving past that and bringing him into the team proper.
  • For Want of a Nail: What led to the alternate universe: After destroying the Sword of Darkness, Tommy chose to refuse Jason's offer to join them and went back to Rita which set in motion plans to slowly take over the world and led to the Rangers' defeat.
  • Future Me Scares Me: Tommy is obviously less than thrilled to find his future self willingly conquered Earth alongside Rita. While their timelines have already diverged, he still wonders if it's only a matter of time before he turns out like that himself.
  • Gambit Roulette: Rita's first plan consisted of several plans that feed into each other and hinge on exact circumstances. So far it goes as follows: 1) Send her Putties to attack Tommy while banking on their defeat so she can collect energy from the Dragon Dagger and rely on Tommy's refusal to reveal that has been hallucinating her presence to keep them from suspecting her, 2) Use the Dragon Dagger energy to create a copy that can be used to control the Dragonzord and also count on the Ranger's further distancing themselves from Tommy either due to his refusal to open up or his revealing his hallucinations, 3) Use the negative emotions that come from the conflict between the Rangers and Tommy to create a new powerful monster.
  • Grey and Gray Morality: Karone's story in the 2018 Anniversary issue has her put on trial for her crimes as Astronema. Andros, along with Leo and Maya, interfere and have a hologram of Astronema "killed" so Karone can go free. Karone lays into her brother for taking away her choice to be punished for her actions but her friends point out that the court had kidnapped her to put her on trial, refused to believe that she had changed, and was going to execute her.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Issue #9 introduces a figure who is being called the "Mysterious Ranger", who is a fusion of the Green and White Ranger powers. Later issues reveal that he is called Lord Drakkon and is in fact Tommy from a universe where he stayed on Rita's side after her spell was broken.
  • Hallucinations: Despite being free from Rita, Tommy is plagued with waking visions of her telling him he's a monster and Bad Dreams that sneak up on him.
  • Heroic Sacrifice:
    • In the alternate timeline, Billy died saving Trini during the attack on the Command Center.
    • Nikolai, the Blue Ranger of the 1969 team, jumps into the mouth a giant Psycho Green to fire off a cannon at pointblank range to make sure the monster is defeated.
  • Human Disguise: Finster creates a new kind of monster that's indistinguishable from humans until it's too late.
  • Jerkass: Zack. He's aggressively suspicious of Tommy after he is freed from Rita's spell. A flashback reveals Rita offered to make him the Green Ranger before Tommy. He refused and escaped, but never told his friends about it. After meeting his alternate universe counterpart, he's advised to tell the team sooner rather than later what happened.
  • Kangaroo Court: The intergalactic court that tries to try and sentence Karone for her crimes as Astronema. Why they count is that this is post-Lost Galaxy, and they basically kidnap her to put her before a court that is already dead set on executing her no matter what. The only witness in the entire proceeding that is sympathetic is Doggie Cruger, because his side of the story and its effects were shown throughout S.P.D..
  • La Résistance: In the alternate timeline, a group calling themselves the Coinless. They are made up of former rangers and their allies, fighting Rita and Lord Drakkon as best they can.
  • Lighter and Softer: The back-up features about Bulk and Skull and Squatt and Baboo are noticeably less darker and more humorous than the main story, containing similar comedic elements to the original show.
  • Loophole Abuse: The Rangers except for Tommy are locked out of their powers and the Black Dragon has control of the Dinozords. How do the Rangers leap back into action? They hotwire their powers to the Green Power Coin's connection to the Morphin Grid, effectively turning them into a team of Green Rangers.
  • The Medic: Trini seems to have taken on this role on the team.
  • Might Makes Right: As shown in the 2016 annual, this is the ruling philosophy where Goldar and his brother Silverback come from.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Saba attempting to kill Lord Drakkon in Issue #24 allows the villain to break free, kill the sentient sword, and escape from Promethea's custody.
  • Noble Demon: Goldar, mainly in the main comic, with Pink showing some shades of it.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. The “Necessary Evil” arc introduces Dayne, a Sirian shipped to Lord Zedd to do his bidding. He shares his name with Earth’s greatest ninja.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Rita's normal modus operandi is send down monsters and make them grow. Issue #4 ends with a giant monster appearing and shrinking down to fight the Rangers.
  • Original Generation: The series features a Psycho Green during the portion set in 1969. It turns out his original form before making a Deal with the Devil with Dark Spectre was the Sixth Ranger of the Fiveman analog, Supersonic, which was based on Xybria. Being from a team predating Zyuranger, this Sixth Ranger never existed in the original Sentai.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Goldar disguises himself as a human by wearing normal clothes over himself, without any attempt to hide his ape-like face, tail, and golden armor. He gets out fine anyways because everyone just likes his "Goldar costume".
  • Precursor Heroes: Issue #20 reveals that Zordon recruited a team of Rangers back in 1969, right in the middle of the Cold War.
  • Pocket Dimension: The Rangers have one for training simulations.
  • Power Incontinence: In issue #40, Tommy tells Zordon that the White Ranger powers are throwing him off as while he's more agile, stronger and "a little taller", he can't sleep and feels "on" all the time. This is a subtle nod to the hyperactivity of Kibaranger in Gosei Sentai Dairanger, who was a little kid.
  • Purple Is Powerful: In "Unlockly Heroes," Bulk is turned into the Purple Ranger (Skull's the Orange Ranger) to save the team when Rita's monster captures them all.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: The 1969 Rangers complete their mission but three of them die in the process.
  • Ragtag Band of Misfits:
    • The 1969 Rangers. All five of them had certain skills Zordon needed to complete a mission, but they were people from all walks of life who had incredibly clashing personalities, namely two former friends who had clashing views of the Vietnam War and a KGB Agent who was angry he was being lead by an American. Sadly, those three end up dying.
    • The post-Shattered Grid team, comprised of Ranger Slayer, Tanya/Zeo Ranger II, Andros/Red Space Ranger, Mike/the Magna Defender, Cam/Ninja Storm!Green Samurai Ranger, and the Heckyl/Dark Ranger. All of them parts of different teams, different powers, different Zords, the works. The last one wasn't even brought over to his season’s Power Ranger adaption.
  • Reality Ensues: Oh yeah.
    • Tommy in the show was seen to be Easily Forgiven for his actions while brainwashed. This is emphatically not the case here as at least Zack and Jason are seen to have uneasy feelings about his involvement with the team.
    • Tommy defies Jason's orders in order to stop a monster that has taken control of the Dragonzord. He succeeds but Jason is still upset with Tommy for taking the risk. The Rangers are soldiers and just because a plan works doesn't mean it will be forgiven if you disobeyed orders to do so.
    • The Rangers are seen to act more like soldiers than superheroes like they did in the show which is a much more likely formula for success in fighting giant monsters.
    • Rita's use of giant monsters and a nearly endless supply of soldiers are seen to have very tangible consequences, with the former causing property damage and endangering civilians and the latter being useful by sheer numbers allowing them to overwhelm the Rangers regardless of power levels.
    • The 2016 annual depicts the stress such battles would take on the Rangers themselves as well as depicting the destruction the battles would cause.
    • The 1969 team shows how well a group of absolute strangers, with clashing backgrounds and personalities, would do when they're suddenly pushed together onto a Ranger team and sent out: they fight among themselves and are caught off guard when facing Psycho Green, having no idea what they're capable of doing since they haven't been trained.
    • Equally, the post-"The Power Transfer" team is in equal disarray as we're dealing with a team that's half old and half new. Adam, Aisha and Rocky have yet to get into step with the old guard and Kimberly, now second-in-command, is cheesed off by the freshness of the new team and heavily misses Jason, Zack and Trini.
  • Red Herring: Some fans speculated that Lord Drakkon would be an alternate universe version of Zack, given that Rita originally offered Zack to become the Green Ranger, but he refused, however, it turned out that an alternate universe version of Tommy is in fact Lord Drakkon.
  • Ridiculously Average Guy: The 2017 Annual has Rita send Scorpina and Goldar out to snoop around and find any embarrassing secrets on the rangers and humiliate them to the point where they'll never show their faces again. To their dismay, it turns out that they're just normal kids aside from the whole ranger thing.
  • Self-Restraint: Goldar after Rita has him imprisoned in the Dark Dimension for losing the Green Ranger. Goldar has complete control over the dimension and could thus escape whenever he wants to, but he chooses to accept his punishment and remain a prisoner there.
  • Setting Update: The series is set in the present day instead of the 90's, as in the original show.
  • Storming the Castle: Tommy and Jason take the Dragonzord to Rita's moon palace to rescue Billy from the Dark Dimension.
  • Superhero Paradox: Invoked by Goldar in Issue #5, who claims that Rita didn't start sending down giant monsters until the Rangers started using Zords. Given that each member of Rita's gang is a Card-Carrying Villain, Zack doesn't buy it considering that one of Zordon's rules is to not escalate a battle so the Rangers don't summon their Zords until after Rita has grown a monster.
  • Time Skip: Necessary Evil jumps a year after the events of Shattered Grid, taking place after Rocky, Adam, and Aisha took over for Jason, Zack and Trini.
  • Triple Shifter: The basis of Jason's short story in the 2016 annual. We get to see what an "average" week looks like when you have to prepare for a test, write a paper, teach kids martial arts after school and regularly save the world.
  • Unwinnable Training Simulation: Tommy and Kimberly go through one in Issue #1. It's a mark of Tommy's mental state that he demands another go even after Zordon spells out the "unwinnable" part for him.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Saba trying to kill Lord Drakkon in Issue #24 allows him to escape, which kicks off the Shattered Grid storyline.
  • Villains Out Shopping: In the 2017 Annual, after Scorpina and Goldar fail to get any juicy gossip or embarrassing secrets on the Rangers, they decide to have fun at a carnival before Rita punishes them for failure.
  • Villain World: The other timeline. Rita and Lord Drakkon have basically taken over but for La Résistance.
  • Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: As in the original series. The comics show more emphasis on the team trying to balance their studies, extra-curricular activities and time with their families while trying to protect Earth from Rita.
  • Wealthy Philanthropist: Issue #17 introduces Grace Sterling, billionaire CEO of the tech company Promethea, who uses her resources to help rebuild cities after the Rangers' battles and seeks to aid the Rangers on the frontlines. She's a former Red Ranger herself, recruited by Zordon back in 1969.
  • We Can Rule Together: Issue #5 reveals that Rita tried to recruit Zack as the Green Ranger before Tommy.
  • Wham Shot:
    • Issue #9's reveal of the Mysterious Ranger sitting on a throne similar to Lord Zedd's.
    • The reveal of who the Mysterious Ranger is, in Issue #11: Tommy.
    • Grace is revealed to be the original Red Ranger in Issue #19.
    • The Promethea HQ shown in Issue #21 HIGHLY resembles Terra Venture. Confirmed as such in Issue #29.
    • Billy finds Lord Drakkon captive in a Promethea lab in Issue #23.
    • Drakkon stabbing Tommy.
    • The shower of teleportation beams as Rangers from across universes arrive at the Command Center for the final assault against Lord Drakkon in Issue #29.
    • Zordon approaching Rita for help against Drakkon in the final panel of Issue #29.
    • Jason, Zack and Trini in their Omega Ranger suits in the final panel of Issue #40.
  • Wham Episode: Issue 25, Lord Drakkon, having just regained his powers from Ninjor, kills Tommy.
  • What He Said: In Issue #12, we have Billy and Tommy stranded in an alternate Earth, on the run from an evil future version of Tommy, and looking to Saba for some answers. What follows is this:
    Billy: "We don't really know anything about you, this Falconzord, or even this Earth. We appreciate what you did, saving us from... well, uh, Evil Tommy, for lack of a better term, but I think we need a better understanding of what exactly we've stumbled into here before we do anything else."
    Tommy: "Yeah. What he said."
  • What the Hell, Hero?: The surviving members of the 1969 team tear into Zordon for sending a group of strangers, with no training in any of the powers he'd given them, to deal with a threat that they barely understood.
     The Pink spin-off series contains examples of... 
  • Adaptation Expansion: This series greatly extends the shelf life of the Mighty Morphin powers beyond the 8 post-Kimberly episodes that featured them in the show as the main team is still active during her adventures.
    • The Pink Shark Cycle appears as the mode of transport for Kimberly after her powers are restored
    • Typhonis is made out of the wreckage of the Thunderzords with Cyclopsis as the additional parts.
  • Adult Fear:
    • Kimberly witnesses her own mother being turned into a monster.
  • Badass Biker: Kimberly. Her entire team eventually becomes this, as Alpha sends them the Shark Cycles to assist in the battle against Verto.
  • Break Out the Museum Piece: When she finds out that the Rangers are in trouble on an alien planet, Kim and her team ride into battle with Typhonis (made out of Cyclopsis and the Thunderzords), Tor the Carrier Zord, and Titanus the Carrier Zord, all of which were obsolete by this point.
  • Broad Strokes: The series takes place roughly two years after the main series since it starts after Kim leaves for the Pan Global Games, but still takes place in the modern day.
  • The Bus Came Back: Zack and Trini return to help Kimberly by becoming Power Rangers again in Issue #2.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • Alpha mentions that Kimberly is still the bearer of the Pink Energy since her powers weren't transferred with the Sword of Light, allowing her to become the Pink Ranger again.
    • Goldar uses the Sword of Light to power his new war Zord, which he built from the wreckage of the Rangers' old Zords.
  • "Dear John" Letter: The series ends with a jump forward to the Zeo days, and we actually see Kim writing the infamous letter. It adds the strong implication that there is no "new guy", and Kim is covering for her real feelings - that she and Tommy are simply growing apart as people and want different things out of life.
    • Then again, given that Jason's apparently spending enough time with her to have lunch plans, she could be with him as well.
  • Enemy Mine: Goldar very begrudgingly joins forces with Kimberly and her friends to take down the backstabbing Verto.
  • Fix Fic: Essentially one in trying to explain the unpopular Dear John leader which was seen in Zeo.
  • Hero of Another Story: Kimberly asks for Jason's location so that he can lead the retired Rangers into battle. Zordon tells her that Jason's currently on another mission, but volunteers no details.
  • Involuntary Shapeshifting: Kimberly's mother and stepfather, as well as most of the population of St. Moineau, are turned into monsters by another monster named Verto under Goldar's orders.
  • Offscreen Romance: Trini and Zack got together at some point between leaving for the Peace Conference and their reappearance here.
  • One Steve Limit: Kimberly's French stepdad has the same name as her pilot uncle from the TV show. Coincidentally, this name is Steve.
  • Parents in Distress: Kimberly's mother ends up being kidnapped by the bad guys. She manages to make herself useful by helping Kim and her friend's battle the bad guys now that she has super strength as a monster.
  • Relationship Reveal: Kimberly walks in on Zack and Trini kissing after defeating Verto.
  • She's Back: Focusing on Kimberly, this is a given and she gains new Pink Ranger powers.
  • Shout-Out: Kimberly gets double points in Issue #1 where, after a Lock-and-Load Montage, she utters the line "I make this look gooood. Eat your heart out, Mad Max."
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: After teaming up, Goldar and Kim have this dynamic, more so on Goldar's side than Kim, but somehow they still manage to make it work.
  • 10-Minute Retirement:
    • Kimberly gains new powers from Zordon when the Rangers can't help her save St. Moineau, becoming a Pink Ranger again.
    • She soon recruits Trini and Zack and re-powers them as well.

     The Go Go Power Rangers series contains examples of... 
  • Book-Ends: 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.
  • 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.
  • Foregone Conclusion:
    • 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 where after realizing that she and all of his friends are Rangers but 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.
    • The Rangers will fail to stop Rita from obtaining the Dragon Power Coin.
  • 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.
  • 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.

     The Soul of The Dragon graphic novel contains examples of... 

  • And the Adventure Continues: Much like in the end of S.P.D. J.J. and Anara receive a call to a problem offworld, with Anara even saying “Back to Action” before they morph.
  • All for Nothing: What Tommy believes all the fighting and good that they did as Power Rangers amounts to since there is still conflict in the universe. Kat is more optimistic when she assures him that while things aren’t much better, they’re also not worse. They saved the world several times and that still matters. The world is pretty much the same with Rangers there to fight evil, this is what they fought for and that the fight continues.
  • All There in the Manual: Shortly after the release of Soul Of The Dragon, Hasbro released a Christmas card featuring the S.P.D. team as of the end of the book. As established in "Once a Ranger", Bridge Carson is still the Red Ranger while Z and Syd are still S.P.D. Yellow and Pink respectively, J.J. as of the end of the novel is S.P.D. Green with his dad's Dragon Shield added on, the new S.P.D. Blue Ranger is Lina Song from Power Rangers Hyperforce, and Sky has an all new Ranger form denoting his status as Da Chief, the S.P.D. Deka Ranger.
  • Bad Liar: When Tommy goes to S.P.D. headquarters to investigate J.J.’s disappearance, he questions Sky Tate about J.J. quitting and quickly realizes that Sky is hiding something, though not specifically that J.J.’s quitting was a ruse so he could go deep undercover.
  • Big Bad: “The Witch” aka Scorpina
  • Career-Ending Injury: Prior to the story Tommy got into a fight with a monster who not only gave him a particularly nasty spinal injury leaving him in need of cybernetic implants but also damaged his Master Morpher making the morphs problematic.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: In contrast to the “Old Man Hero” stories inspired by the likes of “The Dark Knight Returns” and “Old Man Logan”, Tommy and Anara rescue J.J., Tommy accepts that his Ranger days are over and he settles into a normal life with Kat, going on a much needed vacation, even sailing off into the sunset, leaving the Ranger duties in the capable hands of J.J., Anara, and S.P.D.
  • Passing the Torch: Part of Tommy’s Character Development is realizing that not only does the fight go on but also that it can go on without him and that it is in good hands. He even literally hands his last morph to J.J. in the final fight, allowing his son to use his original Green Ranger Powers to rescue himself and save the day. At the end of the story Tommy and Kat sail off on vacation leaving Anara and J.J. to continue, with J.J. receiving an S.P.D. Green suit with his father's Dragon shield.
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  • Back from the Dead: The Psycho Rangers, Once again have somehow returned to life , and Psycho Green has also been redirected along with them.
  • Brother-Sister Team: Andros and Karone. More prominent this time than in the “Beyond the Grid” arc.
  • A Day In The Lime Light: For the Psycho Rangers, including Psycho Green. Also for Karone and Andros.

Alternative Title(s): Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

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