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  • In "A Different Shade of Pink", why was Rita obsessed with Kimberly failing in the Pan Globals meet? Surely she would have thought it meant one less Ranger to deal with.
    • The point was to exhaust her until she hurt herself. Failing at the Globals was just extra since Rita is petty and likes it when the Rangers feel bad. She's also well aware that a Ranger leaving just means their powers will be passed to someone else.
  • In "Changing of the Zords", how were the villains able to use a Power Coin other than the White Ranger's to steal the Falconzord, and how did stealing the Falconzord put the other Ninja Zords out of commission?
    • Probably something to do with stock footages. And that's one excuse to introduce the Shogunzords.
      • In the original show, the Shogun Zords came first, then the Falcon Zord, and then the Ninja Zords. They changed up the order because they still had six rangers. Also, Tommy broke into the Megazord when he had the Green Coin, so it's possible having a Power Coin is enough to steal a Zord.
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    • As for why taking out the Falconzord took the other five zords out of commission, it could be a kind of security measure; since the Ninjazords were given to the Rangers all at once, Rita and Zedd controlling one could have compromised the other five by giving the villains access to the zord network, hence why Billy created that 'remote control' to bypass the Falconzord and essentially 'fill in the gap'.
  • In "Putty on the Brain", why didn't Billy and Zack see each other as Putties? Is it because they both put on the sunglasses? And if that's the case, if one of the other Rangers put on the glasses, would Billy and Zack see him or her as normal, and vice versa?
    • Yes, it's those said glasses. It's like Death Note. You got the Shinigami Eyes, you cannot see the lifespan of another Kira. Something like that.
  • In "White Light", when the Rangers found out Alpha and Zordon were making a new Ranger, why did they think it wouldn't be Tommy? Kim even said that Tommy was already one of them.
    • Already one of them in their hearts. Similar to how Rocky was said that no longer a Ranger, he's always one in spirit (and Hilarious in Hindsight, found himself in the Legendary War as the Blue Zeo Ranger again). Plus, while some will have suspicions, not all will. They thought that Tommy left for good due to having no powers and they thought that Tommy's powers were lost which Alpha corrected them and said the Green Ranger powers were lost, not Tommy's.
      • Zordon addressed this. He didn't say anything to keep Zedd from interfering. Considering they had to take the Command Center offline to have the power needed, this is understandable.
  • When the Rangers went from the Dinozords to the Thunderzords, why didn't their costumes change from Zyuranger to Dairanger? Likewise to Kakuranger when they achieved their Ninja Powers?
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    • Saban didn't want the western audiences (kids especially) to be confused at the time.
    • Plus, Dairanger was a bit more adult than other Super Sentais.
  • When the Thunderzords and White Tigerzord were destroyed, why did the Rangers walk to the command centre? Didn't Billy invent a flying car in season 1?
  • A meta one. Did any of those cruel people who bullied David Yost for being gay ever get punished? Like jail time or something?
    • As uncool as the bullying may have been, it's sadly not illegal to be a jerk. Unless things got physically threatening, it's doubtful anything happened.
    • Apparently Saban has apologised to Yost now for what happened, during the showings of the 2017 movie. So I guess if nothing actually happened to those responsible, someone is at least trying to make amends to the guy.
  • When the White Ranger was first revealed, Zordon stated "His powers have been created by the light of goodness and can never be taken away by the forces of evil." Yeah, okay...and then "Rangers in Reverse" happened. Seriously, Zordon, what the hell happened to that statement? Tommy being reverted to a child isn't much of an excuse; compare Justin in Turbo or even the original White Ranger in Dairanger.
    • Well Zordon is is over simplifying. I think he specifically meant that Zedd wouldn't be able to make a White Candle in the same way Rita made a Green Candle. Although if you want to get specific, the White Ranger powers that Tommy lost in "Rangers in Reverse" weren't the same ones he received from Zordon. The original White Ranger coin was damaged by the destruction of the Thunderzords, alongside the other Dino Coins. They were still operable, as shown by Adam in "Always a Chance", but the damage made using them risky. The Rangers replaced the Dino Coins with the Ninja Coins which had identical suits, and those were the ones rendered useless when time was turned backwards. No-one ever said the White Ninja powers couldn't be taken away. And besides, the original White Ranger powers seem to be in working order by the time of Super Megaforce, as there's a scene where Tommy uses Saba and a point earlier in the season where Orion morphed into the White Ranger. So really, the original powers were never taken away at all.
  • Why does Tommy suddenly get promoted to team leader ahead of Jason in "White Light"? I understand that Zordon's line about Tommy being the new leader was added in post-production to prevent a Rookie Red Ranger scenario when Rocky replaced Jason, but why do that instead of promoting him when Jason left in "The Power Transfer" instead?
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    • I believe by this time, Austin, Walter and Thuy were already sort of on strike. They had stopped turning up for ADR sessions (if you watch "White Light", you can see the Red, Yellow and Black Rangers have very little dialogue when morphed and even then, a lot of it is stock audio) and Saban likely figured it wouldn't be long before they stopped showing up for filming. It's hard to write stories where the team's leader rarely talks or even shows up.
  • How in the original series, the Rangers teleported, morphed, and demorphed right in the open and yet no one had a clue who they were. Considering those facts and the fact that they wear the same colors every day, how is it that no one put two and two together?
    • With regards to the morphing, there is the weak excuse that they looked around a little to check no one was watching before they morphed. As for the teleporting, you could argue that the special effects aren't seen by Muggles, or even that they are just there for our benefit. Finally, solid colours were pretty common in that time period, so it's not too suspicious.
      • Also in regards to the colours, maybe people just assumed that they were fans of the rangers and like to dress in the same way.
  • How the hell is Tommy not a Shell-Shocked Veteran? Seriously, the kid gets brainwashed by Rita. In a psychologically stable teenager, being kidnapped and forced to hurt your friends would pretty much be a one-way ticket to PTSD-land.
    • Well, for one, he got a lot of revenge. For another, he became a mad scientist experimenting with dinosaur cyborgs and magic gems, which isn't exactly a sign of a stable mind. He was probably a nervous wreck by the time of Dino Thunder, but didn't show it onscreen because, you know, putting up a brave facade for the students.
      • In Dino Thunder, we see him facing his other Ranger selves, granting credence to Ellen Brand's theory that Tommy has multiple personality disorder. Of course, by this point, the fans are Running the Asylum anyway.
    • Well, I'm no psychiatrist but I think you're misunderstanding the situation. At the time, at least, Tommy hadn't been forced to hurt the rangers per se, Rita had bewitched him so that he had wanted to. Sure, it would entail some guilt, but it's not like she forced him to knowingly be her slave, he wanted to. Besides, he was immediately forgiven and consoled by the rangers and got his revenge many times over afterwards. Furthermore, according to The Other Wiki, not everyone experiences the same events as traumatic, so whilst an experience like that might traumatize one person it might not traumatize another (like Tommy); everyone's different.
  • Basic question about episode one, but... did Alpha not hear Zordon's instructions correctly? Zordon clearly asked for five teenagers with attitude. Otherwise qualified though his choices may have been, they seriously lacking in the attitude department. Billy, I'm looking at you.
    • The 'teenagers with attitude' line is from the title sequence, not the actual first episode. In the episode 'Day of the Dumpster', Zordon ordered Alpha to summon "five overbearing and overemotional humans". Alpha says "Not... teenagers!"
      • ...wow, I thought you were joking, but I checked and he actually says that.
      • Originally it was supposed to be teenagers with attitude, but executive meddling forced the goody goodies we got.
      • Alpha still got it wrong. The Rangers we get are not 'overbearing and overemotional.' If anything, they're extremely restrained when it comes to their emotions.
      • Simple... Alpha said "Not Teenagers!" to which Zordon was like basically "Yes, Teenagers"...so...Alpha went looking for just that. Teenagers.
    • In fairness, in the earlier episodes, Jason was pretty hot headed. When Bulk acted up, Zack usually had to cool Jason down from doing something stupid. He certainly had an attitude to start with, but it seemed to die down. Kim's overbearing and overemotional personality remained though, only really starting to diminish late S2/early S3, when half the squad was transferred and she had to take a more mature lancer role to guide the newbies. Billy is overbearing and overemotional, just not in the traditional light people think of when they hear the word attitude. But Billy has a strong attitude and interest towards scientific pursuit, and often overreacts with too much emotion when an experiment went wrong, if calculations weren't correct, or if he got a B on a test... it's still an overemotional attitude. Trini though, doesn't fit any catagory of overemotional or overbearing attitude.
      • I might be barking up the wrong tree, but with media like the movie, and the wild west episode, after the power transfer it seems to be implied to me that the replacements of Rocky, Adam and Aisha were always supposed to be power rangers above Jason, Zack and Trini. It's just the show is a parallel universe where the former were enrolled in Stone Canyon instead of the latter, who were with Kim and Billy at Angel Grove at the time. Aisha has a more overbearing and overemotional attitude than Trini, maybe she was supposed to be the yellow ranger originally?
      • But then that means Adam was always supposed to be the black ranger over Zack. Zack has crazy amounts of personality and attitude, Adam was pretty much a blank slate until Zeo or Turbo.
      • Might be worth noting that Trini's actress Thuy Trang wasn't Trini's original actor. Audrey Dubois played Trini in the unaired pilot, who had a very apparent tomboyish personality, and fits Zordon's desires for an overbearing and overemotional attitude to the bone.
  • Why is it that whenever one or more of the rangers starts acting strangely, the others are all "This is weird, why are they not acting themselves?" - does it really never occur to someone that maybe just maybe the grand villains are behind it all? Especially after they've done the same thing multiple times in the past?
    • Probably because that would just inspire paranoia, and doesn't really work since people have their off days. I mean, say a Ranger had a bad day, or woke up grumpy or something and that makes them act a little strange. Nothing to do with villains in that case.
      • In the case of Power Rangers, particularly Mighty Morphin', it would make them Properly Paranoid, the big bad is out to get them so why not be paranoid about it.
  • Here's a few from the first few seasons that used to bother me (and still do):
    Forgoing the obvious "why does the monster always attack Angel Grove" and "how is Angel Grove rebuilt every week" one that bugs me is simply "why does anyone even live in Angel Grove any more?" I mean, you can only love a town so much...after a few weeks of getting stepped on, laser blasted, or killed by friendly fire when the monster blows up, Angel Grove should be a ghost town (most of the later series avoid this by having it take place on a space station, underwater colony, etc, where there isn't anywhere else to go).
    • Simple answer, because the town is populated solely by complete idiots.
    • Answered by Ninja Storm: "Ever wonder why house prices are so low?"
    • London did not empty out during the Blitz, did it? No matter how bad a city gets pounded, short of a massive organized evacuation or complete urban destruction and block leveling people are always going to live in it. There are several reasons for this, such as attachment to their childhood homes, lousy house prices meaning they won't get a good deal for their properties, nearby jobs, more stubborn relatives who are unwilling to leave who they don't want to abandon, etc...
      • That's what bother you? In Super Sentai, it has been going on for 40 years. The citizens living in Japan I mean. They have the Super Sentai, Kamen Riders, Space Sheriffs, etc. to protect them. But anyway, it is pointless to move from places to places whenever there are monster attacks because it is very and I mean extremely expensive to do so. Maybe the billionaires and all those people won't be affected but eventually their income will drain out from moving too much. Might as well spend money in the same place than move away, spend money there, gets attacked, move away again, spend money there again, get attacked again, etc.
  • And why do the Rangers have secret identities when Rita and Zedd already know who they are?
    • No particular reason, they just don't want to receive the credit along with the fame and fortune they should receive for saving the friggin' world so many times. (Imbeciles...)
    • One of the rules is no using the powers for personal gain. Fame and fortune counts.
      • What kind of sadist would draft people into saving the world and not let them have credit for it? Quite honestly, I'm glad Zordon died, he was just plain mean to the innocent rangers. In fact, I would've just said "screw you" and then stolen my Power Coin after so many times of not getting my richly deserved rewards.
      • Good luck with that. You're braver than me, stealing technology you barely understand from an ancient wizard who can send superheroes to beat you up, while also putting yourself in the crosshairs of an alien empire bent on destroying humanity and you. I'm sure that won't end with a hilarious Death by Materialism ending.
      • Well, being known for being Rangers would put an end to a normal life, though I suppose it'd be no different from what any celebrity has to live with... of course, they'd also suffer what we saw at the beginning of The Incredibles. (Seriously, if everyone knew who the Rangers were, what do you think would happen the first time the Megazord got knocked into a building, crushing it? Maybe there's a reason the only teams to reveal their identities either had some official standing or were run by a guy with more money than Lex Luthor.)
      • Personally, if people complained about the property damage that I did saving their butts weekly, I'd just let one of the giant monsters rampage until they came to me on hands and knees begging for my return. Then I'd save them but every time even one person complained, I'd just lead the monster to them and watch. (Hey, I never claimed to be moral)
      • ...And that's why you're not a Power Ranger.
      • Answered in Ninja Storm. Because the public goes BERSERK when you use your powers for personal fame and fortune, resulting in civilians and the media being put at risk as they attempt to get close to a public-figure ranger. This is even seen in MMPR et al during Season 2 and continuing with Bulk and Skull being hurt, captured and even turned into chimps just for trying to find out who the rangers are.
    • Well besides the fact that it was one of Zordon's rules, Technically only the Mighty Morphers, the Zeos, the Turbos, and the Spacers were forced to follow those rules. In Galaxy and beyond are mostly idiots because they didn't need to follow Zordon's rules. However, there were obvious exceptions. The Lightspeed Rescue Rangers and the SPD rangers were public servants and therefore a secret identity was null and void. Chances are this would apply to the Time Force Rangers in their original time period. As for the Operation Overdrive Rangers who's identities were also public... uh.... Since they're more so Treasure Hunters than they are public servants, I have no excuse for this one. I'm gonna assume that they were the only smart ones
    • I can understand the whole "don't want to become infected with pride by the celebrity status" explanation as a reason for keeping identities secret (and keep in mind that in "In Space" the villains really didn't know their identities so there was a very good reason for keeping their identities secret) but what about when the song and dance of having to keep their identities secret leads to a huge tactical disadvantage in saving the world? In one episode Rita uses her knowledge of the rangers' identities to her advantage when she frames them at school so they would be stuck in detention while she sent her monsters to destroy the world. Luckily for them the principal had to leave and Bulk and Skull were morons who Zack could trick very easily but what if the principal stayed the entire time? Would they have simply let the world be destroyed by the ranger clones while they were stuck in detention? Or would they have said "screw the secret identity thing, Earth needs us now!" and morphed in front of everyone?
      • Considering that nothing happens to the rangers' powers when they reveal their identities to Rocky, Adam, and Aisha (out of necessity in order to save Billy), it seems like the rules have an exception for things like that.
    • There's probably an element of It's Not You, It's My Enemies involved, too. (Mike in Samurai - I think it's Mike, anyway - even invokes this when he tells his friends he can't hang out with them for a while until his training's complete.)
    • There is the fact that they're MINORS.If their parents knew they could put a stop to them being Rangers. They could also be liable for some serious property damage if anyone wanted to sue.
    • No one mentioned the fact that they wouldn't just become celebrities, they'd be targets to all sorts of greed and general meddling. Knowing that those five/six kids are the superheroes full of alien weaponry that show up from out of nowhere to save the city every other day would definitely draw attention from the government and other people interested in studying/stealing their powers. For example, in Time Force Wes's dad tries to lure the rangers from the future into the Silver Guardians, who, at that point, only protected those who paid for them.
    • And, generally speaking, since all the villains for all the seasons seem to know the Rangers' identities anyway and have seen them unmorphed, then why couldn't they just follow them to see where they live, and then just bomb their homes? And to be even more sneaky, why not do it before they can morph while we're at it?
  • In the first season, why did the heroes even listen to Zordon's stupid rules? It's not like he had any power to enforce them, and violating them would make winning so much easier.
    • Because its freakin obvious that as the person who GAVE them their powers that he can take them away. He even explicitly said breaking any of the rules would result in them losing the protection of the power.
    • He showed some impressive magical power when needed to, and has some control over the Command Center's technology. And who knows what someone like him might've prepared in case he gave the wrong person the Ranger gear? I... wouldn't screw with the guy just because he doesn't advertise what he could do to you if you really pushed him.
    • Because they're the good guys.
    • Consider that when Zordon first gave them the original morphers, they just materialized on their waists. One would assume that the big-floating-head-in-a-tube could just as easily pull the reverse switch, thereby enforcing the rules.
    • Also consider that now you've just made yourself an enemy of both the Power Rangers (and their allies) and the United Alliance of Evil, who will, without fail, try to kill you. So basically its about the stupidest possible option when the other ("follow the goddamn rules") would at worst bother you a little.
      • This was probably why they were goody-two-shoes in the first place—Zordon didn't want to risk Rangers running off and doing their own thing.
      • Why would the United Alliance of Evil treat you as an enemy? They are tv evil who instead of wondering if you had chronic backstabbing sydrome would congratulate you on your attempt. Heck I seem to remember at least once case where Rita betrayed Zedd and instead of stuffing her back in the trash finally gave her some respect.
    • I remember in one of the comics where the Rangers were acting selfish and such, Zordon got pissed and did exactly that, saying that he gave them their powers and he can take them away.
    • The real answer is they just didn't, if Zordon had the ability to retrieve coins from people he'd given them to the Green Ranger saga makes a lot less sense. Forget not taking it from Tommy when it became an issue, why/how was the coin lost in the first place? He certainly makes it sound more like it was "misplaced" than stolen by Rita ten thousand years ago.
  • It just bugs me (or more accurately, me when I was about 10) that Tommy's Ninja Powers kept him as the White Ranger. If Ninjor created the two sets of six Power Coins before Zordon's time, why would the second set have a White Ranger instead of a Green Ranger? Considering that even Zordon himself didn't know if there was any truth to the legend of Ninjor, it one hell of a coincidence that the Tigerzord powers Zordon created had the exact same suit and weapon as the Ninja Falcon powers. It doesn't bug me as much now, but it annoyed the hell out of me as a kid before I knew about Super Sentai.
    • Easy one here: The new coins were wired to use the old suits for all six Rangers (presumeably because Ninjor is a lazy bastard), otherwise everyone would be in Kakuranger gear and Kimberly would have been SOoL...
      • I'm not talking about the Kakuranger suits, but about the fact that Tommy's Ninja powers used the White Ranger suit that came from powers less than a year old. Since the rest of the rangers still used the Zyuranger suits, you'd think Tommy would go back to being the Green Ranger and use the green Zyuranger suit once he was using one of Ninjor's coins again.
      • Don't be silly; the Green Ranger powers were gone. Don't forget, Tommy's the only one who had to change costumes. The White Ranger powers were what Tommy last had, so that's what Ninjor tied the Falcon coin and Zord to.
      • The Ninja coins were entirely new powers that just resembled the originals (like Bridge's replacement Patrol Morpher in "Missing". It wouldn't matter what had happened to one of the Dino coins, if Ninjor had wanted to create a Ninja coin in the image of the original Green Ranger, he probably could have. Plus, the White Ranger shield was larger, meaning it offered more protection and as such, was more practical.
      • Note that there was also no green Shogun Zord, and no green Alien Ranger. Ninjor may just not be partial to green. (Perhaps bad memories of whatever turn of events led to Rita having the green coin in the first place?)
      • Now I wonder how will the Green Ranger Key in "Super Megaforce" is going to work?
      • There's a simple explanation for that...
  • What happened to the Green Dragonzord from MMPR? Is he still chillin' at the bottom of Angel Grove Bay? Is he dead? Has he been taken apart and his bits used to build more zords? Someone tell me!
    • Presumably he's still there conked out now the Green Ranger powers have been depleted.
    • Stays down there and occasionally lends his chestplate to Titanus. Will probably be fished out for one teamup or another someday.
      • Billy said at the start of Zeo that the Zeozords were made by recycling the "old zords". Obviously this includes the Ninjazords, and probably the Shogunzords too, though it is unclear whether it includes Titanus, Tor and/or the Dragonzord. They could just still be lying dormant for all we know.
      • In one of the last episodes of Power Rangers in Space, one of the rangers points out that anyone who would help them were either captured or destroyed. This probably includes the Dragonzord.
  • When Rita grows to giant size, she's still Rita. When Mara and Kapri grow to giant size, they are still Mara and Kapri. When Udonna grows to giant size, she's still Udonna. But when Scorpina grows to giant size, she turns into this horrible mutant monster. WTF?
    • That's her real form?
    • Not that this explains it, but it has been known to happen with growing the Monster of the Week quite a few times over the years (just as inexplicably, except in Lightspeed, where the card for 'grow' and the card for 'grow and turn nastier-looking' are different.)
    • Best explanation I can think of: when she's human-sized, she wears a Glamour to conceal her horrific scorpion form, which could be useful if the villains ever task her to infiltrate human society (not sure that they ever did mind you). But when she grows huge, she obviously isn't going to be infiltrating anywhere, so she drops the glamour to go into her more fighting-appropriate true form.
  • Why did Rita and Zedd keep Squatt and Baboo around? Goldar, Scorpina, and Rito are at least somewhat competent at combat, and Finster can make monsters, but Squatt and Baboo only ever seem to get things wrong and mess up plans.
    • For Rita, at least, it may be sentimental reasons. She spent 10,000 years with them, and so they're probably good friends of hers. As for Zedd, as much as he bragged, he really didn't change all that much from Rita's methods, other than upping the power output of monsters by making them himself, so he may have just not wanted to mess too much with the existing system for fear of alienating the workers.
    • I remember reading in one of the novelizations of an episode that Baboo (the tall one, right?) was something of an inventor or chemist - Finster made the monsters, but Baboo did the work on other things, including the giant robots that showed up every now and then, as well as spell components. Likely Squatt was riding Baboo's coattails as an assistant or something.
      • That was sort of canonical in the show itself; one episode had Baboo mix up a potion that turned two of the Rangers into vile punks, while another had him and Squatt try to make their own monster, and actually get praise from Rita after it proved itself somewhat effective against the Rangers.
    • Also, they were frequently used for sneaking plot devices away from the Rangers while they were fighting Putties, and other sabotage like slipping Douglas Sloan a mickey before he and Kim take a plane ride. And they're strong enough to at least throw boulders at the Rangers while they're fighting Mooks on a couple of occasions. This is waaaay pre-Norg; the silly villain underlings can be far from useless.
  • Back to the first season... what's up with the Pink Ranger and the Megazord formation? Here's how it seems to go: everybody calls in their individual Zords, they all get in the cockpits, they link up to form the tank mode and everybody ends up in the main Megazord cockpit - but the Pterodactyl zord doesn't show up until they're ready to shift to the bipedal mode, so how does the Pink Ranger get to the Megazord before her own zord does?
    • If you look carefully at the Megazord when it's in tank mode, the Pterodactyl is attached to the back of the Tyrannosaurus ([1]). Presumably the Pink Ranger moves from her cockpit to the joint cockpit in tank mode, the Pterodactyl then detaches and re-attaches when forming the Megazord.
  • One more about Zordon's rules: are you still bound by them after you quit being a ranger? As in, could Jason, Zack and Trini go blab to the whole peace conference that they used to be Power Rangers if they wanted to? (Presumably they're too nice to reveal the new rangers' identities, even though if they weren't bound by the rules they could theoretically reveal those too...) For that matter, could Tommy have revealed his former identity during the two periods in Mighty Morphin in which he had no powers? The fact that Zordon tells Jason, Zack and Trini something along the lines of "the power will always protect you" seems to imply that the rules (which are conditions for the protection of "the power") will still apply to them...
    • Once a ranger, always a ranger. You may be retired for long periods of time, but you're never entirely fired. Break Zordon's rules, and he takes away the remnants that let you reappear re-powered for reunions and cameos.
      • Well considering Zordon's gone, it's not like he can really enforce the rules anymore. Still, I imagine rangers still follow the rules out of respect for him.
      • What about Dimitria?
    • Tommy made a video that shows ALL the past rangers identities (as well as glorify himself). He hadn't suffered any ill effect.
      • Well, for one thing, Big Z was dead for more than half a decade by then, and couldn't enforce the rules. Second, Tommy kept the video private; it's presumed that the only people to see it (and the only people meant to see it) were his Ranger team and their zordfixing techmaking Wrench Wench.
  • Season 3: Who the hell decided Tommy was an Indian?
    • The writers of the next season, who wanted a Chekhov's Gun to explore for plot points in the next season.
      • And Jason David Frank actually does have Native American ancestry.
      • You can tell that. He has the ethnic traits, really looks Indian. I noticed it, and I'm Spanish; never have seen a Native American outside of the screen...
  • This has a bit more to do with the sentai, but: "Okay, we need five animals for a ninja based season! A crane? Sure, they're graceful. A monkey? Alright, that relates to Sarutobi Sasuke. A frog? Okay, that goes with the Jiraiya legend. A wolf and falcon? Of course, they're thought of as quick, efficient predators. A bear? Sure, why n—Bwuh?" Seriously, a bear? Is there some other Japanese legend, legendary figure, or cultural connotation I'm not getting here?
    • I don't know about any legends, but if the falcon and wolf got in on account of being strong, dangerous animals, why not a bear? Bears can be are dangerous too.
      • It wasn't necessarily the wolf and falcon's strength and danger levels: Wolves are thought of as stealthy and agile, and are associated with the moon, and by extension, night. Falcons are fast, and the Peregrine falcon in particular catches prey in a ninja-esque way. The bear, however, is thought of as having more brawn than agility or speed, and favoring rage to stealth.
    • Maybe it was a Polar Bear? Polar bears are pretty stealthy, what with their perfect camouflage... If it was a polar bear, we wouldn't be able to tell, since the ranger color scheme made it yellow.
      • I always thought it was an Asian Black Bear...
      • Which are very common in the Hokkaido region of Japan, so the Japanese would actually be very familiar with them.
      • Seeing how the Yellow Ranger (who was Asian, then replaced by a Black girl) pilots the bear... was that a pun or just a hilarious coincidence?
    • The bear is carrying a ninja scroll around its neck (in its mouth in Megazord formation). So I guess that just makes it a ninja bear.
    • Everythings worse (For the Bad Guys) with bears. (Sunglasses On) Yeah!!!!!!
  • Something about the Zyu 2 footage has stuck in my mind. As we all know, the makers of Power Rangers asked the makers of Sentai to make more Zyuranger footage as it was cheaper than doing it themselves. So why didn't they ask for more specific footage to make it mesh with Power Rangers more, such as having the Zyurangers use the Dairanger mecha, so we wouldn't have all those badly edited zord fights. Or film a huge amount of green ranger footage so we wouldn't be saddled with so many "Tommy's lost his morpher again" subplots. I know they added a few things, such as Blue being a genius and Green and Pink having a relationship, but why not more?
    • Perhaps with the "Zyuranger using Dairanger mecha" thing they didn't think about doing that until later.
    • Plus, they probably wanted to put off their first-ever zord change as long as possible.
    • Because it wasn't cheaper. The zyu2 stuff was so damn expensive, Saban just caved and eventually started splicing Dairanger footage in later on. There is the legendary Zyu 3 mecha designs that TOEI had, suggesting that Saban was never going to use the Dairanger mecha or monsters but continue to have TOEI create additional footage specfically for Power Rangers. Hacking Dairanger footage is just cheaper than requesting TOEI to make exclusive footage and they took the mecha midway through zyu2 so the new zords (new toys) would coincide with the season premiere. By all means Saban seems set on omitting Dairanger completely outside of using the White Ranger eventually.
  • This is more about the toys than the show, but why did the Shogun Megazord toy have a Pink Shogunzord instead of a white one? They copied the design of the White Shogunzord perfectly, which means they must have actually watched the show, yet they got the colour wrong. How? It seems like a very bizarre mistake.
    • The way I see it, it was less of a mistake as it was a decision made in order to not confuse the kiddies' status quo.
      • But isn't it more confusing this way? To have a White Shogunzord in the show, but a Pink Shogunzord in the toys? Did the toymakers think the show was going to digitally recolour the zord or something?
    • They did the same thing with the Thunderzord toys, recoloring the green Lion to black to match the Black Ranger.
      • Except that the Lionzord was already mostly black, they only changed the colour of the face. Plus it made sense in this case, since the pilot was a black ranger, not a green ranger. With the White Shogunzord, while the pink ranger did sometimes share control, kids aren't stupid, they knew Tommy was the pilot. Hell I was a kid when I first saw it and I spotted the error immediately.
  • In MMPR Season 2, the Zords always reset back to "Dinozord" form. Was it physically possible for the Dinozords to battle one of Zedd's monsters?
    • Since each thunderzord (apart from Tor The Shuttlezord and White Tigerzord) contained both the "Power Of Thunder" and the old Dinozord power, the thunderzords de-transformed back to the weaker dinozords after battle to prevent the zords, Command Centre, Power Coins and Morphin' Grid from overloading and exploding. It would also have been technically possible for the old dinozords to fight Lord Zedd's monsters without transforming into thunderzords whether they fought individually or as Dino Megazord. However in Season 2 and very early Season 3, the thunderzords became the sole goto battle mechs since in "The Mutiny Part 2" Zordon said that the old Dinozords just weren't strong enough to defeat Zedd's monsters.
    • I had a dream where Bloom of Doom managed to defeat the Red Dragon Thunderzord by blocking its Thunder intake system causing it to revert back to T-Rex form.
  • Wouldn't it make more sense for the Manticore Megazord to be called the Griffin Megazord? It looks more like a griffin than a manticore, and griffins are more well known amongst the kiddies (enough so that it was the name of a Thunderzord when freakin' pegasus was apparently too obscure for localization).
    • Well perhaps it's to encourage kids to learn things. They hear the word manticore, think to themselves "I wonder what a manticore is", look it up on Google and bingo! Instant learning. And the name fits the megazord just fine. A manticore is often depicted as a lion with wings. A griffin however, has a lion's body, but an eagle's head. Since only the lionzord's head is visible on the Manticore Megazord, it's more appropriate.
      • If we go by that technical logic, then it should be named after whatever mythical being has the body of a man, the wings of a bird, a bird-head headdress, and a lion head for a chest. The fact of the matter is, it's essentially a predatory bird mixed with a lion.
      • By that same logic it wouldn't be a Griffin either...So moot.
    • On the topic of the Thunderzords, the pegasus/unicorn/griffin name shuffle has annoyed me ever since I learned about it. First off, there's no way that a pegasus was more obscure than a griffin. Secondly, the Yellow Thunderzord is a kirin, which is (albeit slightly inaccurately) considered a Chinese unicorn. Heck, the zord itself LOOKS like a unicorn. Even if they didn't want to use a pegasus for the Blue Thunderzord, all they needed to do was NOT call it a unicorn. We already had the pink firebird, so maybe call it a blue mustang. Instead, they wasted the unicorn on the Blue Thunderzord and forced them to use an even less accurate mythical creature for the kirin.
      • OP here. I actually now believe that they made it a unicorn because it has a horn, like a Triceratops. Likewise, they made the kirin a griffon because it has some features of a big cat. They couldn't do this with the lion, because there's not a well-known mythological creature similar to a Mastodon.
  • I guess this is a massive Fridge Logic moment but seaon two. While I loved the introduction of scenes of the rangers hanging out at the command centre in their suits but without their helmets on....shouldn't that have been a bad idea for a post-Green Candle Green Ranger? If he stays in morph, shouldn't that be sapping his powers? Kinda weird...
    • I don't think by the laws of PR morphing that they even are morphed when they take their helmets off. Justin is a kid ranger, who is shown to be full height when using Carranger stock footage in ranger combat... but yet is shown in his normal kid height when helmetless at the command centre. So when Tommy is hanging around in his green ranger suit without a helmet, I don't think it counts as him morphed, thus it doesn't sap his powers. Further evidence for this is shown when he even morphs into the White Ranger while already morphed but helmetless... and he even does exactly the same thing with the rest of the team at the start of Zeo, becoming Zeo Ranger V when already in the suit.
  • People seem bugged that for the sequences of the Ultra Shogun and Ninja Megazords, the US productions used toys to recreate them. Um...what exactly were used for the Sentai footage of the robots combining, then?
    • Sentai used to use fairly detailed models (and later switched to CGI). The toys used for these two however were quite jarringly different. Plus there was the issue that the creators of the Aamerican Shogun Megazord toy stupidly decided to recolour the White Shogunzord pink. It was bad enough in the toys, but to have the zord suddenly and inexplicably change colour in the show was really bad.
      • So there wasn't even a Titanus-like Zord from the Sentai they could have used instead?
      • Nope. Just the Shogun Megazord, Ninja Megazord, Falconzord, and Battle Borgs equivalents. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe there was ever a Sentai mech that wasn't used as a zord in Power Rangers.
      • There ARE Sentai mechs that lack PR counterparts - while we can let the pre-Zyuranger mecha slide since they weren't adapted (and for that matter, we might as well exclude mechs from any season Saban is skipping - i.e., Go-Busters, ToQger, and so on) there's 2 Carranger mecha that don't have counterparts in Turbonote , 3 Gaoranger mech that don't have Wild Force counterpartsnote , 1 Abaranger, 1 Dekaranger, and 1 Go-Onger mecha that do not have counterparts in Dino Thunder, SPD, and RPMnote , and 3 Goseiger mecha that don't have Megaforce'' counterpartsnote .
    • The toys were used for scenes that simply didn't happen in Sentai; specifically, the Ninja and Shogun Megazords combining with Titanus, which they used because Kakuranger didn't have a carrier zord.
  • It's been about 15 years since I watched Power Rangers, so forgive me if this was answered in the show; I just noticed it when watching Linkara's commentary. Anyway, while the Aquitar Rangers are busy defending Earth, Zordon sends the kid rangers to recover the fragments of the Zeo Crystal. Aisha goes to Africa but, when she gets the crystal, decides to stay and help with a crisis Tanya's tribe is experiencing; Tanya goes to America in Aisha's place to be a Ranger. So, um, did Aisha's parents never notice that their daughter disappeared? Also, since Tanya's gone to the other side of the world, and quite possibly a whole other hemisphere, where does she live? Does she get adopted or what?
    • Aisha probably took care of the paperwork once time righted itself, so her parents no doubt know that she's doing volunteer work in Africa (Alpha probably could forge the neccesary documents to make it seem like an official program or something). Tanya's parents are Indiana Jones-style archaeologists, so she probably contacted them after time righted itself asking for money for an apartment; they show up in Zeo and don't seem to mind that their daughter is on a different continent than where they left her. Also, given that time warping was involved, its possible that Tanya had been in Africa in the '80s, and thus when time was reversed, but had been in California in the present time. Don't think about it too hard.
    • Actually, it's explained by Zordon that due to the change, her parents are now in Africa too.
  • Why do the rangers always blunder into obvious traps or act stupid? Like in Green Candle (I think it was Green Candle), Goldar kidnaps the ranger's parents and demand the ranger's power coins in exchange. The rangers come unarmed, without any preparation and are completely shocked when the bad guys don'#t honour their bargain! I watched it as a kid and actually screamed "YOU IDIOTS" at the tv. I mean they really didn't suspect a trap? After the bad guys broke every promise they ever made? And then Jason acts like hes SOOOOO clever for keeping one coin hidden, when it was obvious you could just make some fake coins and trade those off.
    • In all fairness, I think this was the was one of the few times Rita had really done something competantly, not to mention one of the few times she had really struck a very personal blow to the rangers. Considering her plans were often quite petty, I wouldn't be surprised if the rangers were just so shocked that they weren't thinking clearly. Plus when Goldar demanded the coins, it was right then and there, they didn't exactly have time to go and make a bunch of fakes.
    • Imagine you were in this scenario. As the above poster said, you have no time to create fakes, or really any time to do anything. The villains have your parents hostage. What, exactly, would you do? Would you really take the risk of keeping the coins when your family is in danger? Jason keeping one coin was the only clever thing they could do at that point.
  • Two things concerning the Aquitian Rangers:
    • Wasn't it rather irresponsible of them to just leave Aquitar vulnerable while the Hydro Hog was still around? Aquitar presumably has better defenses than Earth, but they obviously have Rangers for a reason and they flat out stated they weren't strong enough to defeat him.
      • It seems that Rangers in general feel free to respond to distress calls, regardless of the danger - just look at the Endenoi thing. As for why this is... maybe the Aquitarans have a Sixth Ranger they left behind to hold the fort, just like the Rangers left Kimberly behind when they went to Edenoi? The earth rangers may have had a non-professional reason for doing so, but it seems a reasonable strategy and the Aquitarans are more professional...
    • What exactly are they doing during In Space? They don't appear until Countdown to Destruction and no reason is ever given for their absence.
      • What were they doing? Defending Aquitar, of course. Presumably it was under siege from the UAE just like Earth was.
  • Shouldn't Tanya have been arrested for illegal immigration at some point after having no relevant papers or ID? I don't think "teleported in by ancient alien wizard during a reverse-time scenario" is a legally accepted way of entering the country, and she certainly never passed through customs or got a green card or anything. Her parents are well known explorers, meaning she does exist in a database somewhere so its not like she gets the Undead Tax Exemption like the alien visitors, extra-dimensional travelers, and Time Police do...
    • The timeline changed after the Rangers restored everything to normal. Zordon said that history had changed so that Aisha and her parents had always been in Africa, so it's likely that it also changed so that Tanya had either immigrated legally or was a US citizen all along.
    • Tanya's parents were explorers - it could be that they were born in the US, as was Tanya, and she was left with Ashalla when they went to search for Auric.
  • Whilst rewatching Linkara's History of Power Rangers videos I remembered something which had bugged me back when I first saw it. It was the Green Candle storyline in which Tommy loses his Green Ranger powers. When the team was told of the candle by Zordon, he mentions that Tommy had touched the candle back when he was working for Rita. Now here's where it bugs me. From the time that Tommy was evil up till the Green Candle was lit, Zordon KNEW that Rita had this magic candle which she can use any time to drain Tommy's powers....and he never did anything about it prior to the Green Candle episodes? Hell when Tommy joined the team the first thing Zordon should have said was. 'Power Rangers, with the addition of the green ranger you are now stronger than ever in your goal to defeat Rita once and for all. Speaking of Rita by the way she's currently got a candle which can strip Tommy of his powers so I would highly recommend you find it and destroy it.'
    • In all fairness, Zordon was never proactive, and maybe he was hopeful that Rita would use it as a last resort, before trying to get Tommy back, or that they were going to defeat her before that happens.
      • Zordon always kind of struck me as a guy who releases information on a need-to-know basis. I recall in Zeo, when Trey gave the ranger's the Super Zeo Zords, Zordon reveals that he knew of them and assumed they were lost. And yet it seems he never bothered to reveal the existence of these zords to the rangers. Assuming there was no way for the rangers to infiltrate Rita's palace (and they never did in the series), maybe Zordon just didn't want to worry them until it was time for the candle to be used. For all we know, Rita may have had trouble creating the candle in the first place and Zordon figured there was a good chance she would never use it. It would explain why she didn't use it the very moment Tommy swapped sides.
  • This doesn't really bug me so much as Ron Wasserman's music almost always qualifies as Awesome Music but back in the day when Power Rangers was the hot new thing on the market why did they make the music videos of all sorts of his other songs. To the best of my knowledge they weren't written for the show and were just used as fighting songs because they sounded cool. So why have them used in official music videos? Just Rule of Cool?
    • There WERE music videos of several songs from the soundtrack included in the VHS releases of "Goldar's Vice Versa," "Rocky Just Wants To Have Fun," and "Where There's Smoke There's Fire." Here's one for 5-4-1.
  • In The Green Candle their plan for retrieving the candle, and sending help for Tommy later on, is stupid. Why send Jason alone? Trini or Zack could have gone in with him, increasing their chances (of course Jason also could have morphed to better his chances). And then when Tommy needs help they yank Jason out instead of just sending Billy, Zack and Trini to power up the Dragonzord as Dragonzord in Battle Mode.
  • In 'Doomsday,' Alpha taps into Rita's data storage. So the mystical Rita Repulsa, sorceress and spell caster keeps her spells in a computer database that can be accessed remotely. Huh?
    • Perhaps her spellbook was getting old and damaged so she transferred all her spells onto a hard drive.
  • And SPEAKING of 'Doomsday,' why is it that, not very long after the Zords being trashed and previously being said to require several hours of repair BEFORE fighting Lokar and Cyclopsis in round two and getting their asses thoroughly handed to them, the Zords are already back in fighting shape, including Titanus, who had previously been buried in the Earth by Rita and inaccessible to the Rangers?
  • Does that camera shot MMPR always used right after the morphing sequence (the one where the rangers are seen somersaulting towards the enemy from below) have a name? What is it, if so?
  • OK, a kinda minor one here, from the morphing sequence in the Mighty Morphin movie. That they went in a different order from usual is no big deal; it's different, but there's no apparent reason that the morphing calls have to be in the usual order. Heck, I don't even mind that the suits themselves and the morphing effect look significantly different; the suits are close enough (and, I'll admit, I kinda like the Powered Armor look) and the different morphing effect gets by on Rule of Cool (and the idea that what we see in the show's morphing sequence probably isn't what it looks like in-universe anyway). No, what gets me is this. In the movie, the Rangers are using their first morphing calls, the ancient animals. (The change to the second calls, "<color> Ranger Power!", hadn't happened yet.) Tommy's the White Ranger at this point. The other rangers make their calls as usual, then we get to Tommy, who calls out, "White Tiger!" Wait a minute — his first morphing call as the White Ranger was "Tigerzord!" The call itself is established as a necessary part of the morphing process, ever since the first episode of the show. Why did Tommy's morpher respond to a different call? What makes it even more head-scratching is that, when you think about it, "White Tiger" would have made sense as his morphing call, had it not already been established as "Tigerzord".
    • Possibly copyright issues? For copyright/licensing reasons on behalf of the production company, I believe, the movie's Tengu warriors became Tenga warriors when they appeared on the TV show.
      • I doubt that. The behind-the-scenes answer is probably simpler than that, considering other points where the movie clashes with the show. Besides, I'm looking at this from an in-universe perspective. The Mighty Morphin morphers are, essentially, voice-activated, and, at least in fiction, voice-activated items will rarely assign two valid phrases for the same function. Tommy's morpher, at this point, responds to "Tigerzord", yet performs its function for a different phrase this one time.
  • So... Why EXACTLY did the Falcon Zord being captured in "Changing of the Zords" render the other Ninja Zords inoperable? The other Ninja Zords operated independently of the Falcon Zord, it's not as if it was required for the standard Megazord form. Sure, they wouldn't be able to form the Mega Falconzord for obvious reasons, but that still doesn't preclude the other Megazord form at their disposal. What exactly took the other Ninja Zords offline?
    • Well, the behind-the-scenes reason is clearly limitations from the sentai footage, but for an in-universe answer... maybe it's some sort of security program that the Rangers have no ability to override?
  • Did Zordon always have the white tiger power coin? And if so, why didn't he recruit six teenagers to begin with?
    • There's never any indication that they had the tiger coin all along. I always assumed they built it from scratch after the green ranger powers were lost (or maybe even modified the dragon coin to do it).
  • When Kimberly got her Ninja Power Coin stolen in "Changing of the Zords," Zordon said that Ninjor had linked the Power Coins to the Rangers' "natural human energies" and that Kim would die if they didn't get the coin back. So why weren't the Rangers all killed when Rita and Zedd destroyed the Power Coins in "Climb Every Fountain"?
    • They were able to cut the link to save her, maybe they did the same thing somehow after the coins were destroyed. Or maybe turning time back cut them off already.
  • Unless I missed something, why did the Alien Rangers never return to where they found pure sources of water in previous episodes? Maybe they got barred from the car wash, but what about the other sources?
  • Why do the MMPR Rangers in most pre-2010 merchandise have the dinosaur symbols on their chests that don't exist (until The Movie, years after the fact?) Also, Goldar's got wings in all of it and except for a few brief moments, he doesn't have those until season 2. Is there some Screwed by the Lawyers reason the exact likenesses of the characters couldn't grace any of The Merch?
    • The chest insignias, like the bulky muscles, are probably there to bring the Rangers more in line with stereotypical American superheroes. (Also, maybe they were trying to be inclusive of the colorblind?)
  • In the MMPR episode,"No Clowning Around", the rangers say the whole fair is a trap by Rita. Where did Rita get the rides, concession stands, games and port-a-johns to make the fair?
    • Magic?
    • Similarly, how did she get ownership of an industrial waste dump in "Teamwork"? She says she's using humanity's pollution against them, so she can't have just made the toxic waste appear by magic.
  • How did Ivan Ooze know about the things he'd missed while sealed away, if he missed them due to being sealed away?
    • Maybe he's psychic??
  • This one cycles back to the original: In Green with Evil 2, everybody (minus a trapped Jason) face the green ranger, and then they summon the megazord... WHY?! Doesn't that violate Zordon's rule about battle escalation?
    • To be fair, they were down a Ranger and Tommy was kicking the snot out of them after already having done it in the prior episode, both times with ease. It was probably desperation. Besides, given the Sentai footage, Megazord kinda needed to be there, might as well have the Rangers call it.
  • Did it ever bug the heck out of anyone else how Zordon suddenly shoehorned Tommy in as the leader of the MMPR team when he was introduced as the White Ranger? This was pre-"Power Transfer" where it would have it made sense to promote him. Instead Jason was just unceremoniously dropped after having led the team effectively for the entire series up to that point, and it felt like a massive Mary Sue moment in Tommy's favor.
    • My personal theory is that while Jason was a good leader, I think he didn't like being the leader. I remember in the episode where they end up on the island where they witness their worst fears, Jason's worst fear is seeing his team disappear and being faced with the idea that he let them down. Maybe Jason himself would have preferred Tommy to be the leader but Zordan wouldn't agree to promote him until they sorted out his failing powers. The very first thing Jason says when Tommy is promoted is: "This is great." He could just be happy for Tommy, or maybe he's glad to no longer have to deal with the stress of leadership.
  • In the first season episode "For Whom the Bell Trolls" the events of the fight turn out to be All Just a Dream... But Rita was clearly shown coming up with the plan before Trini went to sleep. So what happened to that?
    • My guess, Trini woke up just as the doll was about to be stolen and scared off the thief, preventing the whole thing from happening.
  • Where does the head of the Mastodon Zord go when the Dino Megazord switches to battle mode? I know it can be used as a shield, but until it is, it just...disappears.
    • It goes to the same place as Optimus Prime's trailer.
  • So in White Light, Zordon claims that "this time", Tommy's powers are made with the "light of goodness". So just what the heck was Ninjor making the other Dino Coins from? Was Ninjor dabbling in some kind of black magic??
    • More likely Zordon was reffering to the Green Ranger powers that Rita crafted and gave to Tommy; those were made by Rita (who, at this point, is still evil). The other Dino Coins were probably made from the same "light of goodness" that the White Ranger's coin was, but with prehistoric beasts (IE: The Dinozords) and not modern animals (IE: The Ninjazords).
      • Did Rita create the Dragon Coin? I always thought the implication was that she stole it.
    • The powers were simply neutral. They were just a set of armour and weapons that could be used however the user wished.
  • How come in Changing of the Zords, when Kat captures the pink power coin Zedd and Rita are able to capture the Falconzord? And don't say "in Kakuranger, the Falconzord was introduced after the Shogunzords were" or "Amy Johnson wanted out of the show", the Falconzord in MMPR is tied to Tommy's power coin, so why not steal Tommy's coin?
    • I think the in-universe reason is that possession of any Power Coin can get you into any Ninjazord. But taking the coin away has a negative effect on the Ranger who owns it, as we saw with Kimberley. Kat was told to acquire any Power Coin she could, so she chose Kimberley's because she was jealous of her relationship with Tommy. Given that she had a crush on Tommy herself, she wouldn't want to take his coin because then she'd be putting his life at risk. Taking Kim's allows her to Murder the Hypotenuse.
  • In the MMPR episode "Blue Ranger Gone Bad," one of their classmates makes a statue of Billy for an art project and Zedd turns it into an evil Billy clone. Why wasn't anyone concerned about the fact that a girl they barely knew made a statue of Billy. I know he had a crush on her, but it's still kind of creepy.
  • Shouldn't Lord Zedd alone be able to take on all 6 rangers back in 1993? Season 2 made Zedd out to be this big powerful overlord. As a kid, it was terrifying to see this evil creature get angry at his minions. I wonder why Zedd never teleported to earth and attack them himself given his ego. He seemed powerful enough to vaporize a human with just a snap of a finger.
    • For the same reason Rita never did even though she was powerful enough to take out the Ultrazord in one shot: it's not her job to fight the rangers directly, it's their job to rule. Also direct confrontation opens them up to the threat of injury and destruction (remember even though he was totally outmatched against Zedd Tommy still managed to break Zedd's staff and get away with Kimberly).
  • Rita's feelings towards Zedd confuses me to this day. Wasn't her original plan is to have Zedd fall in love with her, kill him when his guard is down, and take over as ruler? She had plenty of opportunities to kill Zedd, especially when he's sleeping next to her. Did Rita actually fall in love with Zedd over time? She willingly had a child with the guy.
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