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Created by Ryuranger of Rangerboard, Ultimate Power Rangers is a massive Ultimate Universe designed to take the best aspects of both Power Rangers and Super Sentai and combine them into the "ultimate universe." Currently hosted on Ryuranger's personal website, Ryuranger.com, the series spans two series over the course of nearly two decades, following various Rangers, Riders and other heroes as they battle various evil aliens, demons, time-travellers, sorcerers and normal humans for the safety of Earth, the universe, and eventually time and existence itself.

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Consists of the following stories:

  • Volume One
    • Year One: Featuring the original Power Rangers and Kamen Rider BLACK
    • Year Two: Featuring a reformed Power Rangers team, the Ninja Rangers, and Kamen Rider Kuuga, as well as introducing Kamen Rider Ryuki.
    • Year Three: Featuring the return of the Power Rangers, who now team-up with the Ninja rangers to battle the evil Lord Zedd, and the Galaxy Rangers. Also brings Kamen Rider Ryuuki to Earth, as well as introducing the Beetleborgs and the Hayate Way ninja academy.
    • Year Four: Tommy forms the Zeo Rangers to fight the Machine Empire after the other Rangers are wounded or captured, while the Turbo Rangers are assembled to combat the Borzock Clan, and a young boy becomes Cybertron to battle Grimlord.
    • Year Five: The Rangers leave Earth and head into space to join a galactic battle against the forces of Sauron, while on Earth the new guardians Nova Troopers and SHOC combat Sauron's advance agents. It all comes to a head in the Countdown to Destruction, when all the Rangers, Riders, and their allies have to battle Sauron's forces for the fate of the galaxy. In the aftermath, the Rangers slip into an alternate reality where evil has won. Later still, Tommy experiences a dream-vision where he takes control of a young boy named Asuka on the twin-dimension of Dino Earth.
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    • Year Six: Time Force arrives from the past to stop a time-traveling group of mutant mafia, while the Rangers must stop the Hellfire Club from using Kimberly to control the Power Cosmic, an energy older than time itself.
    • Year Seven: The Gao Rangers, led by long-time friend of the Rangers Simon Kaden, fight off the vile Orgs, while Billy creates his first Earth-based Ranger team, Lightspeed Rescue, to combat the forces of Queen Bansheera's demon horde.
    • Champions Saga: All of the Rangers, Riders and other assorted heroes have to come together, first as various villainous groups from across the galaxy and dimensions converge on Earth. Things getting taken up to eleven as an immensely powerful demonic entity known as the Mogralord arrives and proceeds to curb-stomp most of the Rangers.
  • Volume Two (Next Generation)
    • Year One: Tommy calls together the first team of Rangers, the Hurricane Rangers, after the second Countdown to Destruction to fight Lothor, an Eltarian mage with a vendetta against Tommy. The team soon has to battle the vengeance-driven Thunder Rangers, who eventually join the team, and they are also aided by the Shurikenger. Billy, meanwhile, activates his second Ranger team, J-Force, with devastating results, drawing the Vyram to Earth.
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    • Year Two: Featuring the return of the Power Rangers on a world-traveling search for answers, plot threads run wild as a dozen new threats arise and numerous old and new characters appear, including Kamen Rider Kiva, all as the Rangers try to discover the secrets behind Simon's parents. Meanwhile, Billy's teams begin to grow in number as he brings Space Patrol Delta online to battle the growing alliance of alien criminals in Angel Grove, as well as introducing Kamen Rider Blade, Kamen Rider Kabuto, and the Tomica Hero Rescue Force
    • Year Three: Picking up right where Year Two left off, Tommy has to create the Samurai Rangers to compensate for the Power Rangers falling apart, with his younger brother Teddy leading the new team against the Gedoushou and the Vorlocks (villains from Hikari Sentai Maskman). Things escalate quickly as Simon is forced to confront his demonic heritage, the other Hurricane Rangers fight with Kiva against the Fangaira threat, Kamen Rider Blade and his allies fend off the Undead threat, Kamen Riders Wizard and Leo deal with the Phantom Demons spawned by last year's Black Sabbath, and Billy uses the Bio-Beast Rangers to fight off his dark counterpart's VOLT. It all comes to a head with numerous finales that end with the beginnings of a Ranger Civil War.
    • Year Four: After a bit of rearranging to the plans, the series starts back into a new phase, dealing with the rise of even more new threats while trying to deal with the return of old foes and dangling threads. Starring the the Jungle Fury Rangers that Tommy has left in Adam's hands after he and his Rangers went on the run, they try and aid the half-demon Shaded while fighting the Rin Juken. On the flip side, Max mentors the Titan Rangers to try and keep an eye on Billy's INET operations and keep Precious out of evil hands
    • Year Five: Planned to feature the RPM Rangers and the Mystic Rangers
    • Year Six: Planned to feature the Gosei Rangers and the Go-Busters
    • Year Seven: Planned to feature the Dino Thunder Rangers and the Kyoryugers.


Examples:

  • Aborted Arc: In Year Three of Volume 1, Akuma's body is never present while Lord Zedd is alive. According to Word of God, this is because the initial plan was that Akuma would be Zedd's host body, a plan that was quickly dropped
  • Action Girl: Pretty much every single female Ranger in the series, and most of the side females as well. The ones that stand out the most are Trini of the Ninja Rangers and Jenn of Time Force.
  • Adaptation Distillation / Adaptation Expansion
  • Aliens Speaking English
  • All According to Plan: Basically the whole idea behind Akuma: he’s been manipulating Tommy since before he was born, and now he’s trying to manipulate both Tommy and Simon. In Next Generation, however, with reality itself unraveling, things are not going quite as well as planned.
  • All Myths Are True: Not exactly, but a lot of old myths and legends have basis in truth, including the fact that most gods and goddesses actually do exist. Unfortunately for humanity, the gods and other powerful forces are just using mankind for their own wicked games.
  • All Your Powers Combined: The Master/Warlock in the Champions Saga – all the energies of the Big Bad villains that the various Ranger teams have defeated in the past become merged into one creature.
  • Apocalypse How: All of Angel Grove and the surrounding area, as well as the rest of the world to some extent, is experiencing a Class 1 after the Champions Saga. However, many species and planets experience anywhere from Class 3 to Class 5 during the galactic war in the In Space arc. Additionally, Akuma's goal regarding the Dragon is to bring about a Class 6 and start everything over.
  • Arc Welding: Happens a lot, particularly in Year Three of the first generation (Shadows of Evil) and Year Two of the Next Generation (Ultimate Origins), where multiple villain groups and several story arcs that explain the background begin to pull everything together.
  • Artistic License – Religion: Heaven and Hell are something of alternate dimensions, something of places for reward and punishment, but dark sorcerers know how to store and retrieve someone from either realm, while others can spirit journey (and in the case of Hell, physically journey) to either location. There's also no exact knowledge on how this ties in with the Astral Plane.
  • Ascended Extra: Trini in Ninja Rangers; Simon in Gao, and even more so in Next Generation; Teddy as Samurai Red
  • Ascended Fanboy: Not per se, but Kamen Rider Blade is a large fan of the Power Rangers, and doesn’t like Billy’s policy against Tommy’s Rangers
  • The Atoner: Tommy's M.O. is pretty much this. He never quite gets over having been the Green Ranger. People continuously wanting to kill him for his actions from that one year don't help either.
  • Back from the Dead: Bandora in the Champions Saga
  • Badass Normal
  • Badbutt: Played for laughs in Next Generation Book One when Tommy tries to stop cursing so badly now that he has to take care of his son, Tyler; he’s quick to berate himself for letting him get kidnapped and used as a Phoenix avatar though
  • Bad Future
    • Continually warned by the Dark Man through the first volume, until it culminates into the Mogralord Wars
    • In Next Generation, Simon continues to see this in his apocalyptic dream visions.
    • And lastly, Future Billy comes from one of these.
  • Ballroom Blitz: In Next Generation Year Two's chapter 15 "Fathers: Truth," the flashback scene of the Gorgom Syndicate's grand meeting about the King Stones certainly counts.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: Averted. And tragically for Cy, even a Ranger can't breathe a toxic atmosphere without proper gear.
  • Big Bad: At least one every season.
    • Subverted with Xorin of the Shinzon in Next Generation Year Two. After appearing in the first few chapters and putting the Rangers back into action, he disappears for most of the story only to be unceremoniously killed by other villains after anticlimactic fight with the Rangers where they can barely remember who he is.
  • Bigger Bad: Akuma. Always enigmatic about what he's planning, but most things can be blamed on him, even if his plans start falling apart during Next Gernation.
    • Sauron fulfills this role in the In Space arc.
    • Taken up to eleven in the Champions Saga finale with Mogralord, a demonic being several times the size of the largest megazords that quickly takes control of all other evil forces in the universe.
    • In the Next Generation, the Forsaken are behind most of the threats around the globe.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: The case in Year Two of Next Generation, when the rules of one villain vs one Ranger start to fall apart.
  • Bittersweet Ending: The Champions Saga. The Rangers and their allies defeat the Mogralord and his minions, but a dozen of their personal friends die, they all lose their powers, the Earth is severely crippled, the galaxy is in a state of complete disarray, and Akuma promised that things will only get worse for Tommy and his friends.
  • Breaking the Fellowship: Even though they intend to stay friends, after the fight with Bandora is over, Jason, Zack and Trini go to study abroad in Japan while Tommy, Billy and Kimberly stay State-side. It doesn't turn out to be an easy year for either group.
  • Came Back Wrong: Karas. Turns out he's the dark half of Kou's spirit that's devastated when he learns the truth. He Gets Better
  • The Cameo: Guyver in the Champions Saga finale to Series One. Given that his one-shot was never written, all we really know is that Sho Fukamachi fought Chronos, somehow won (unlike the manga or the anime), and then became a world-traveler with Kamen Rider Kuuga and Maya, an important side character.
    • Choushinsei Flashman appear in the Champions Saga as an Eltarian sentai meant to stop the Power Rangers from taking an ancient, prophetic scroll telling of the defeat of the Eltarian council and the destruction of the universe. They're horribly underpowered compared to the Power Rangers, leading to an almost immediate Curb-Stomp Battle.
    • Several Marvel characters make brief appearances, with Spider-Man and Doctor Strange appearing more than once during Year Three and Four, as well as the Countdown to Destruction. Tony Stark and the Avengers get a brief mention in the first chapter of the Champions Saga, but by the time "Ultimate Origins" rolls around, the flashbacks replace Tony Stark with Expy Anthony Starr. There were even plans at one time to incorporate versions of the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, but they never came to be.
    • In "Ultimate Origins," the Tomica Hero Rescue Force appears extremely briefly in a single chapter. They do not even get a name in this cameo, just mentions of all their colors and their single, massive zord.
  • Canon Welding: Not surprising, since it's an ultimate universe, but canons merge in all kinds of ways, including a number of Early Bird Cameos.
  • The Chosen Many: Each of the core five Power Rangers from Volume One Year Two is stated to be a special being: Tommy is the Dragon, charged with the fate of the universe; Rocky is a Healer, capable of healing any wound save death itself; Adam is some sort of descendent of Angels, and has a special power over the light and the darkness; Billy is the Shaper, capable of making things that others can only vaguely conceptualize; and Kimberly is the Phoenix, capable of channeling the Phoenix Force, a large part of the Power Cosmic.
  • The Chosen One: Both played straight and played with. In the first volume, Tommy Oliver is the Chosen One, called the Dragon, a descendant of both the first Ranger and the first Big Bad meant to bring about the destruction of the universe with the power to recreate it however he wants to. In the second volume, Tommy is still the Dragon and the Chosen One, but with things not proceeding like they normally do, Simon Kaden is shaping up as some sort of secondary Chosen One meant to course-correct the universe's cycle.
  • Conveniently Empty Building: Averted pretty hard. People are mentioned as dying in the battles a lot. This later becomes a major concern for Billy, who uses his company, INET, to take care of the people and companies affected.
  • Crisis Crossover: The Countdown to Destruction and the Champions Saga (alternatively titled Countdown to Destruction Two) both count.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Tommy (The Hero), Jason/Rocky (The Lancer), Adam (The Smart Guy) and Teddy (Tagalong Kid) battle a Big Bad that's rapidly gaining strength in The Movie "The Dark Phoenix." Hmm, where have I seen this set-up before?
  • Downer Ending: Ultimate Origin's finale, in which Tommy's son, Tyler, was saved, but Hunter was semi-possessed by a demon and ran away to lead the Ikkazuchi and the Hand, Simon similarly ran off with crazy new-girl Zadie to possess demons so he'll be strong enough to face Azmodai, Kou realized he can't serve Xanathor but he won't leave Demon City and is now searching for Byakko, there was still zero unity between the various heroes, only one of the villains was defeated, and the First Seal of the Dark One's prison was broken.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: The fate of Kou at the start of Volume One Year Three (Shadows of Evil) when Lord Zedd awakens and takes him out in a One-Hit Kill. However, now Kou, or perhaps a dark copy, has reappeared as Karas in Next Generation Year Two, serving as Shurikenger briefly before betraying the Rangers for Xanathor.
  • Eldritch Location: The Lost Galaxy.
  • 11th-Hour Ranger: Teddy’s role as Kiba Ranger in Year Two of Volume One, only getting to serve as Kiba Ranger for a couple chapters before everything wrapped up, and then only briefly appearing as Kiba Ranger one other time in the Dark Phoenix special.
  • Expy: The Ancient One, guardian of the Ancient Armor, is one for Dulcea, both being ancient individuals that provide the Rangers with a new power upgrade on a distant planet.
  • Fighting Your Friend: Tommy has to do this to Kruger after Billy orders the arrest or death of his Ranger teams
  • Five-Man Band:
  • Future Me Scares Me: Future Billy comes from a world where Earth is on the brink of destruction and the Rangers have betrayed each other, so he comes back to the past to change that. By hijacking past Billy's life.
  • Gender Flip: Princess Ial of the Underground Empire Tube from Hikari Sentai Maskman now becomes Bryce, Prince of the Vorlock, Teddy Oliver's boyfriend who gets kidnapped by his people at the start of the Ultimate version of the Samurai Rangers.
  • Godzilla Threshold: After Billy blows up his dojo and sends out bounties on him and all his Rangers, Tommy decides it's time to resurrect all the old Rangers Powers from Volume 1
  • Gondor Calls for Aid: The finale of In Space and the entire Champions Saga
  • Highly Visible Ninja: Not always the case, but the fact that the Hurricane and Thunder Rangers are in bright spandex a whole lot makes them fairly visible for ninjas. The Shurikenger is perhaps the worst case, as even if he travels silently, he still has a loud mouth ready to mock his opponent.
  • Humongous Mecha: They're everywhere, with several Megazords for each Ranger team.
  • Just Friends: Continually happens to poor Billy. First he failed to get Kimberly, then Maya, then Ashley. He's never really forgiven Tommy for stealing Kim and Ashley either.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: A lot of Volume One hasn't managed to find its way onto Ryuranger's website yet, meaning the only way to read it is by digging through the archives of Rangerboard, and even then it's not totally complete.
  • Killed Off for Real: A major point of this story is that death is not cheap, and it tends to haunt a lot of Rangers.
  • Lampshade Hanging: In Chapter 41 of Next Gen Year 3, Bobby asks why the Giraffe Undead is called that when he looks like a beetle. In the original Blade series, he's the Giraffa Undead, a term for a Hercules Beetle.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: When you feature at least two teams of Rangers every year, plus their supporting cast, plus at least one group of villains per Ranger team, with a story stretching for 15 years, you tend to have this happen.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Happens to Tommy, Kou, Justin, and Simon. Simon even gets an I Am Your Mother variation.
  • Magitek: While it could be argued that any of Billy's Ranger teams operate on this theory, the prime example is the Zeo Rangers, as the Zeo Crystal is specifically stated to have a combination of technologies encoded inside it while the necessary spells are written on the surface.
  • Make My Monster Grow
  • The Man Behind the Man: Akuma's role in everything is manipulating every villain or person he can so that Tommy will fulfill his role as the Dragon and destroy the universe.
  • The Mentor: Zordon fulfills this until the Space Ranger arc, except for Year Two when Master Kaku filled in. Now Tommy serves as the mentor in Next Generation, while
  • Meta Origin: Pretty much every villain in Volume One has its source in Akuma's machinations.
  • Mirror Universe: Demon World Earth of Year Five's epilogue episode. Worse yet, the Tommy and Billy of that world slip into our own alongside the Rangers on their way home.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!:
    • Tommy beats the cocky and power-hungry Eltarian mage Raisik way back in Year Two's epilogue episode "Dying Planet." Raisik shows up again briefly during Year Five when the entire universe is at war as a minor antagonist, but then in Next Generation Year One he comes back in full force to attack a weakened, post-Champions Saga Earth.
    • A major plot point of the entire Next Generation, since Tommy refused to be the Dragon and end reality. As such, now the Pattern of Reality is unraveling, meaning there's no future, alternate timelines and alternate dimensions interfering, and the biggest bad of all time threatening to be released. Par for the course, Tommy feels like its all his fault.
    • Pretty much every attempt by Billy to create a Ranger or Rider, with the exception of SPD. Need Jet Force online? The portal malfunctions and summons the Vyram to Earth. Trying to create Kamen Rider Blade? The Undead are all unsealed and Dark Billy, his evil compatriot and counterpart, starts working against him secretly. And the ZECT Riders like Kabuto? Made from the DNA of the first wave of Worms and powered by the virus that Centhrax created to make and spreads Worms in the first place.
  • Not His Sled: The Titanium Ranger's identity: Billy Cranston.
  • Not Quite Dead: Kou.
  • Official Couple: Tommy and Ashley. Tommy and Kimberly before her death. Blake and Rachel by Next Generation Year Two
  • Ominous Message from the Future: Future Billy delivers one to Billy, but since he knows he won't believe him, he hijacks his body.
  • Power Trio: So far the only group that starts off as one of these is the Hurricanger in Next Generation Year One
  • The Prophecy: There have been several, such as the prophecy of Two Suns sparking the kidnapping of Kamen Rider Black and Shadow Moon, but the main two are the prophecy of the Dragon, which states that Tommy Oliver will either destroy the entire universe or save it, and the Final Prophecy, a sort of back-up prophecy in case the natural cycle of the universe is thrown off that will try to tie up loose ends.
  • The Psycho Rangers: The Psychos themselves show up during the In Space arc.
  • Rebuilt Pedestal: Tommy has this once he learns that Master Kaku did not truly betray the Rangers.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: A major factor, as Ryuranger was forced to take an extended leave of absence from writing the series to battle a brain tumor.
  • Rookie Red Ranger
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: A large portion of the villain cast. Bandora, Zedd, the Balban and more
  • Sixth Ranger: It’s Power Rangers. However, it does figure in heavily when Tommy Oliver, the first sixth ranger, becomes the protagonist of the entire series.
  • Sixth Ranger Traitor: Kou/Karas as of his latest appearance in Year Two of Next Generation.
  • Spirit Advisor: Master Kaku served as this twice, helping first the original Power Rangers in Year Three to learn better control of their chi, and then again in Year Two of Next Generation with the Power Rangers to teach them the exact same thing.
  • Super Mode: Several, predominantly the Ancient Armor in "Shadows of Evil" (Volume 1 Book Three). These suits can then try to merge with Tommy's suit to become the even more powerful Nova Armor, though it can potentially cost Tommy's life. Later, the Galaxy and Zeo Rangers get the Zodiac Armor to help defeat the Mogralord. Also, in the final battle against Warlock after he's betrayed the Mogralord, Kimberly posthumously gives her Phoenix power to Tommy's Nova Armor, creating the Phoenix Armor.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Could be said to be the case with Master Kaku to Zordon.
  • Straight Gay: Tommy's little brother Teddy Oliver. Something of a Big-Lipped Alligator Moment in Volume One Year Three, where it's a brief plot point towards the end of Shadows of Evil when Teddy's sexual insecurities were used by Nightmare to render him helpless. Afterwards, it only gets a few brief mentions, such as his boyfriend Bryce's appearance in the Champions Saga or Simon's reference to it in Next Generation Year Two. However, the plot point plays as a fairly pivotal kick-off point for the start of Year Three when it's revealed that Bryce is the prince of the Vorlock (a group based on Maskman's villains). Teddy also gets shades of Badass Gay, since Teddy he's filled the shoes of several Ranger roles.
  • Techno Wizard: Billy is pretty close to being this, given his view that the Power is an energy source he can manipulate freely.
  • Timey-Wimey Ball: Time Force was from a future where Earth failed to survive the Second Countdown to Destruction and Mogralord's destruction reset the universe once again. However, thanks to the intervention of Future Billy from a "doomed Earth" future where the Rangers succeeded in surviving the Second C 2 D, Earth survives the Champions Saga, erasing Time Force from existence. However, it's best to attribute this to simply a multiverse ideology and not an actual, singular timeline, as things then become... difficult
  • Villain Forgot to Level Grind: The case of Gwenador in "Shadows of Evil" (Volume One Year Three). Zordon said her power levels were equal to Bandora, only for her to get easily defeated by the Power Rangers, who had gotten a whole lot stronger in the past two years.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: What Billy has become over the course of the story. It’s been getting worse ever since he left Earth during Zeo, but it's comes to a head in Next Generation when he starts making Ranger teams just to do it. Visions and hints thus far seem to suggest that whatever cataclysmic war is coming in the future, Billy has a major hand in it.
  • Wham Episode:
    • A major point of the Ultimate Origins stories in Next Generation Year Two, but Chapter 16, "Hellfire: Bonds," in particular hits hard given its numerous reveals, such as Simon having a brother who now serves the Hellfire Club as GARO, and Simon's mother being the Black Queen of the Hellfire Club, who also happens to be the mother of late Kimberly Hart, the Pink Power Ranger and host of the Phoenix.
    • Next Gen Year Three features Chapter 17, "Billy's Motivation", which reveals every questionable thing done by Billy since the "In Space" arc was because he had been taken over by a future, time-traveling version of himself.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?:
    • The fate of Ivan Ooze in the Champions Saga. He destroyed Edenoi, and was promptly forgotten. Word of God states that he was killed "off camera" by the Turbos before they came back to Earth.
    • Similarly, Kameo, who mysteriously disappeared after the finale of Year Two
  • Word of God: The fate of Ivan Ooze, as stated above (see What Happened to the Mouse? entry)
    • The origins of the SPD Omega Ranger, Sam. Since SPD's chapters were sidelined to focus on the main story, Sam's appearance near the end of "Ultimate Origins" was explained directly from Ryuranger: Sam came from a special Sixth Ranger Academy meant to help out the SPD bases in times of need, not from the future per the show.
  • Word Power
  • You Already Changed the Past: A major part of the Time Force plot was whether or not everything they did had already happened, including whether or not the entire team had to die. Inverted in the Champions Saga, since Time Force has no clue what's messing with the timestream this time, and at the end the surviving members of Time Force become trapped in the past when the future ceases to exist.
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