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Recap / Power Rangers Samurai S1E6 Sticks and Stones

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When a Nighlok who uses insults as a physical weapon to attack the Rangers, only Emily is unaffected. To help her teammates, she explains how difficult events in life become an opportunity to grow stronger.


  • Detachment Combat: The Samurai Megazord is revealed to be able to split off its limbs.
  • Determinator: In addition to the Rangers themselves, Negatron earns special mention. He just keeps trying to insult Emily despite the fact she doesn't feel any emotional pain from them rendering his powers useless. Taken to crazy extremes when he actually tries to insult the Megazord itself! Emily herself also counts because even when his insults do strike true she pushes through to continue the fight, and after the fight, she passes out due to how much she took.
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  • Foreshadowing: Like in the original Sentai series, during a fight with Negatron, Jayden was called a liar and was said to have a secret.
  • Harsh Word Impact: Negatron has a power of Snarkiness that sends his victims flying with insults, physically. During its first fight against the Rangers, he was able to slam down the Rangers with those insults, except Emily.
  • Insult Backfire: A plot point, when the Nighlok Negatron converts mental anguish, caused by insults, into physical pain. Emily is immune, because her sister helped her when she was bullied as a child. He even lampshades it with his last words: "My insults backfired!"
    • Also happens when one of the Rangers calls Negatron a bully. He replies that its 'the nicest thing anyone's ever said about me'.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Emily's sister.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Negatron attacks by giving short Hannibal Lectures and converting the emotional pain into physical pain. This leads to Emily using this trope to help defeat it.

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