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Power Rangers: Drakkon New Dawn is a 2020 comic series published by Boom! Studios based on the Power Rangers franchise, tying into their ongoing adaptation of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. It was preceded by a one-shot, Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer, with the Free Comic Book Day 2020 special serving as a prologue to the one-shot. The one-shot and series serve as an epilogue to Shattered Grid, focusing on what happened to Lord Drakkon's home universe after his defeat.
Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer follows the Ranger Slayer - Kimberly Hart, the former Mighty Morphin' Pink Power Ranger - as she returns home to a world that remembers her as a villain, faced with the friends she had been mind controlled into betraying and the enemies she was forced to fight alongside, as an old foe returns as a terrifying new threat.
In Power Rangers: Drakkon New Dawn, Kimberly is determined to purge the terrifying hold that Drakkon has had over her world, starting with Deadlock; the prison tower where Drakkon held all those who opposed him. But even the Ranger Slayer has no clue of the true power kept in Deadlockand what unlocking the doors will set into motion. As Kimberly investigates the worst of Drakkons secrets, she sets in motion Drakkons final plan
Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer and Power Rangers: Drakkon New Dawn feature examples of the following tropes:
- Big Damn Reunion: Bulk and Skull are reunited, clearly happy at having their old friend fighting at their side.
- Cosmic Retcon: Following the end of Shattered Grid, characters who died in the battle against Lord Drakkon (Such as Zack and Skull) are Back from the Dead.
- Dragon Ascendant:
- Scorpina has ascended to the throne of Drakkon's empire in his absence.
- The Ranger Slayer (Now alligned with the Coinless) reluctantly takes Drakkon's throne, as an attempt to maintain the ceasefire that Rita's return forced the creation of.
- Easily Forgiven: Bulk instantly forgives Kimberly for her crimes in Drakkon's name, pointing out that they shouldn't blame her for what she did whilst mind controlled.
- Enemy Mine: The Coinless and the remnants of Lord Drakkon's forces are faced with an even greater threat - Rita Repulsa and an ever growing army of the undead.
- Frankenstein's Monster: Lord Zedd has been forcibly grown to Megazord size and has had various parts of his body replaced with parts of the ruined Dragonzord.
- He's Back: Subverted — whilst Zack and Trini don't get their old powers back, they do get access to the Power Armor and weaponry that the Mastodon and Sabertooth sentries use.
- Mythology Gag:
- Adam Park, the second Mighty Morphin' Black Ranger, is revealed to be one of the Mastodon sentries.
- Bulk makes a comment about how nobody would've ever thought that Bulk and Skull would be fighting to save the world - their normal world counterparts ultimately lead the citizens of Angel Grove in backing up the Space Rangers during Power Rangers in Space.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Rita Repulsa is Back from the Dead and even worse than before, because Trini resurrected her to help the Coinless stand a chance against the power struggle between Scorpina and Lord Zedd.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Rita and her undead forces ultimately wind up providing a common foe for the Coinless and Scorpina, which ultimately leads to the Ranger Slayer being placed on Drakkon's forces to enforce a ceasefire between both sides.
- Once Done, Never Forgotten: Zack, Trini and Aisha aren't so willing to accept Kimberly's explanation of mind control for her alliance with Lord Drakkon.
- Reset Button: The last anyone saw Lord Drakkon, was his defeat to the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers following his failed invasion of their universe - thus meaning that, whatever happened to Drakkon following his defeat in Shattered Grid, the timeline of this universe was reset to before his multiverse shattering war against every Ranger team.
- Adaptational Villainy: Andros serves Dark Specter in this universe.
- Brought Down to Normal:
- The Ranger Sentries are stripped of their powers because Jason reclaimed the power coins to reform the Power Rangers.
- The power coins are destroyed when the Rangers use them to empower themselves, the Coinless, Scorpina and the former Ranger Sentries in their final push against Eclipta.
- The Cameo: In a flashback, glimpses of the RPM and Dino Charge Rangers are seen as Drakkon details his plan to conquer the multiverse to one of his prisoners.
- Covers Always Lie: The cover to issue 3 features Eclipta and a squad of Quantrons facing off against Kimberly, Zack, Scorpina, Trini and Adam, despite Adam being killed by Eclipta in the previous issue.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Lord Drakkon and Dark Specter.
- The Heavy: Eclipta for Dark Specter.
- Insistent Terminology: Its Kim or Kimberly, not Ranger Slayer.
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: To avoid spoiling the Ranger Slayer's new costume, covers for issues 1 and 2 weren't released with the solicitations. The solicitation for the third issue had no such qualms, despite being released the same week as the issue.
- Mythology Gag: When Drakkon is shown explaining his plan to conquer the multiverse, the RPM and Dino Charge Rangers are shown - the two entries in the franchise that are confirmed to take place in different universes to the others.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!:
- Kimberlys so determined to prove that shes not just Drakkon 2.0 that she decides to free the prisoners from the Deadlock, never considering the possibility of Drakkon installing any failsafes in the event that such an event happened.
- Jason taking the Power Coins back at the end of Issue #2 to reform the Power Rangers, causes the Ranger Sentries to lose their powers and are defenseless against Ecliptas army. Adam is among those killed in this.
- Once Done, Never Forgotten: Despite the ceasefire, some members of the Coinless still refuse to forgive the Ranger Sentries for siding with Drakkon - even if they didnt believe in his cause and only joined out of fear.
- Sequel Hook: Despite Ecliptas defeat, Dark Specter still has his eyes set on Earth - with this universes Andros in his service.