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Do you believe in magic?

"Magical Source! Mystic Force!"
Morphing call, Power Rangers Mystic Force

The 14th season of Power Rangers, based on Mahou Sentai Magiranger, and the only Disney-produced season to feature the main villain from its Sentai counterpart.

After an earthquake hits the city of Briarwood, a stranger appears and asks for help locating someone in the nearby forest. But the local townsfolk are superstitious about the woods, and the only one brave enough to volunteer is Nick, a wanderer just passing through. A group of young locals join him, not wanting to be shown up by an outsider.

The group soon discovers the secret of Briarwood Forest: it is home to a pocket dimension inhabited by mystical creatures, and the stranger who summoned them is a powerful sorceress. More than that, their bravery marks them as wizards destined to protect both them and the human realm from the forces of the Underworld that have been freed by the quake. They are given the power to become Rangers to give their magical powers an extra edge, but if they're going to win they'll need to find out what happened years ago when the monsters were sealed...

Succeeded by Power Rangers Operation Overdrive. Xander would re-appear in the Milestone Celebration team up "Once A Ranger", but this season didn't get a proper team up (the closest to one with S.P.D. was Piggy making a brief cameo in episode 17, "Ranger Down").

Recurring Power Rangers tropes include:

This subseries contains examples of:

  • Actor Allusion: Mystic Mother, as a tribute to the late Machiko Soga. "Known as Rita in the dark days..." Soga played Bandora (MMPR's Rita Repulsa) in Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger, and Magiel in Magiranger, one of her final roles before her death in 2006.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Inverted with the portly Daggeron filling the role of the bishonen Hikaru... leading to Daggeron mysteriously losing fifty pounds when he morphed.
  • Adaptation Explanation Extrication: Like S.P.D. before it, Mystic Force adapts several episodes and subplots from its source Sentai beat-for-beat. However, while S.P.D. had the benefit of having a background premise very similar to that of its parent series, Mystic Force makes heavy changes to Magiranger lore and character relationships, most notably having the counterparts to the Ozu Sibling Team be Unrelated in the Adaptation. The problem is that Mystic Force carries over several plot points that are obviously made for their context in Magiranger and its theme of The Power of Family, but because said plot points aren't changed to accommodate their Mystic Force context, they come off as somewhat out of place:
    • One episode has Urara/Madison kiss a frog that turns out to be a cursed Hikaru/Daggeron. In Magiranger, this was contextualized by it being the first in a string of Ship Tease events between Urara and Hikaru that ultimately results in them confessing their love to each other and marrying. However, since Urara and Kai's counterparts Madison and Nick are Unrelated in the Adaptation, Mystic Force had been building up Ship Tease between them in an Adaptation Relationship Overhaul, and Madison and Daggeron have no particular relationship. The potential awkwardness of Madison having kissed Daggeron is never brought up, which may lead one to wonder what the purpose of such an unusual plot point was. Near the end, the Master gives Daggeron a vision of his death, but Daggeron doesn't seem to be particularly worried about it or ever bring it up again; this is an import of an event from Magiranger that involved Hikaru getting a similar vision, but in his case this terrified him so much that he almost cut off his relationship with Urara.
    • The existence of the Tribunal of Magic raises a lot of questions; even taking their somewhat Blue-and-Orange Morality into account, there certainly were a lot of times they could have stepped in to take away "bad magic" for much more underhanded offenses than what the Rangers were guilty of (see Broken Aesop below). The need to "earn" the Legend forms originally came from every form of magic in Magiranger being powered by "courage", meaning that even with all of the assistance Magitopia had to offer, it still wouldn't mean anything if the siblings didn't have their own Heroic Resolve.
    • The "Ancient Mystic Modes" are strange, monstrous-looking forms used by characters such as Leanbow and Daggeron; these forms seem to be intermediate forms between their human and Ranger forms, which probably wouldn't be as conspicuous if they didn't look rather intimidatingly monstrous. Virtually no info is given as to what the forms are and how one would obtain one. In Magiranger, Blagel (Leanbow's counterpart), Sungel (Daggeron's counterpart), Lunagel (Clare's counterpart of sorts), and Raigel/Meemy (Calindor/Imperious's counterpart) were Heavenly Saints, so these were actually their true forms; Heavenly Saints in human form were implied to be using A Form You Are Comfortable With when interacting with humans. MagiShine's Transformation Sequence has him briefly assume this form for a moment before the Ranger armor comes on because it's effectively serving as his Shapeshifter Default Form, but while the footage was retained in Mystic Force, the reason Daggeron has to momentarily assume "Ancient Mystic Mode" while transforming into Solaris Knight isn't explained at all.
    • Both Magiranger and Mystic Force point out that Wolzard/Koragg's behavior is difficult to understand, since he keeps sparing the Rangers and even helping them at times despite ostensibly trying to kill them. In Magiranger, the explanation ended up being that Blagel/Isamu unconsciously recognized the Ozu siblings as his children; he invoked Honor Before Reason so that he wouldn't have to hurt them, and his interest in making them Worthy Opponents was an unconscious attempt to Stealth Mentor them. This explanation wouldn't work in Mystic Force, because four of the five Rangers aren't his children and the fifth isn't recognizable to him as his son, so the explanation is changed to Leanbow having a creed of "honor" that he considers essential to his way of life. The problem is that Koragg's behavior, being based on actions from Magiranger that were deliberately portrayed as not making sense, leads to the implication that Leanbow's honor code is Honor Before Reason at best and equally incomprehensible at worst.
    • This is one of the major factors leading to Nick infamously becoming the Spotlight-Stealing Squad in the final arc of the series. Beyond The Law Of Chromatic Superiority, the justification for Kai being at the center of the Magiranger narrative was that he was The Baby of the Bunch in a Sibling Team, and his Character Development was thus heavily reliant on his older siblings all trying to do their best to support their kid brother. This meant that episodes about Kai would usually feature his relationship with a given sibling instead of just being about him alone; on top of that, whenever the story brought up things related to Blagel/Isamu, it would have an impact on all five siblings and their backstories, with Kai simply happening to be the most emotionally invested for various reasons. Mystic Force removing the sibling context and making Nick the only one related to Leanbow and Udonna results in episodes originally meant to be about "Kai and one of his siblings" being made to be only about Nick, and the Ozu family's relationships built up over half a series are condensed into a comparatively abrupt Luke, I Am Your Father and The Chosen One reveal. A lot of Kai/Nick's role in the endgame plot, especially Kai's "Well Done, Son" Guy tendencies in the finale, are obviously written more as a culmination of Kai's Coming of Age Story than they are Nick's Because Destiny Says So.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: Some of the monsters who talk in Mystic Force were just snarling beasts in Magiranger.
  • All There in the Manual: If not for the official websites, we'd have no idea what Clare's last name was.
  • Alpha Bitch: Leelee, but she gets better.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Nick takes some time to believe in magic, given that he clearly sees people all around him using it all throughout the first episode.
    • Additionally, when Vida is turned into a vampire and Chip realizes it in the "Stranger Within" two parter, the rest of the team laughs it off. Sure, we have magic powers and fight a wolf man and a vampire on a regular basis, but there's no way that Vida could have been turned into a vampire! Wait...
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Clare hears from Udonna how she was someone she'd never give up on. Her response? "Why is it that we are giving up on Nick?"
  • Ascended Fanboy: Chip is obsessed with fairy tales and comic books, so he's the most excited to become a Ranger.
  • Badass Biker: Nick.
  • Badass Cape: The only Ranger team that wears 'em. (Sentai has had a couple other teams with capes, but not in about thirty years prior to Magiranger.)
    • Cape Swish: This happens a lot. The Rangers usually start their pose in the roll call with one or two full spins swishing their capes.
  • Badass Family: Parents Leanbow and Udonna, son Bowen/Nick, and niece Clare.
  • Barrier Maiden: Clare.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Itassis was this to Necrolai, leading to the latter's Heel–Face Turn.
  • Bewitched Amphibians: Daggeron was stuck being a frog in a cave until Madison kissed him, which turned him human.
  • Body Horror: The Master erupts from Matoombo like a demonic cephalopod chestburster.
  • Book Ends: Nick begins the series riding into Briarwood. The last we see of him is riding out, only now with his mother and father.
  • Broken Aesop: The lesson in the three-parter "Dark Wish" is supposed to be "don't take shortcuts, do the work you're supposed to", demonstrated by having the Rangers try to wish away the bad guys through the resident genie and having it backfire horribly. This is undermined by A) the Rangers have been encouraged all season to embrace their magical gifts, so "don't cheat with magic" rings hollow, B) the bad guys get the chance to use the genie themselves, and their wish to depower the Rangers is completely successful, and C) the Rangers' reward for learning not to use magic is even stronger magic that fuels their Super Mode.
    • Oh, and remember that for all of Part 1, Daggeron had been going out of his way to essentially pester the Rangers into puling Heroic Second Wind via said Broken Aesop; which is very hard to do when they can barely lift their weapons against enemies that have them directly cornered, and are showing severe damage on their end. Using Jenji suddenly sounds a lot less like a cop-out, doesn't it?
    • Plus, the Rangers were tossed around like rag-dolls against two enemies that Daggeron was well aware of (he repeatedly claims to "know these beasts"), and didn't clue the Rangers in on (a scene with him and Udonna in Part 1 implies that telling them was the plan, but it never happened), which may have made the battles the Rangers were already being weakened by a little easier. But because they fell for the enemy's trap, it's automatically their fault?
    • A second one is when Itassis asks why the Rangers continuously defeat the Terrors despite the latter's greater power. The answer she gets is "Courage". But what they mean is actually caring about each other, not being brave. This makes sense, but due to the phrasing it leads a lot of confusion.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Happens a grand total of five times throughout the show, ignoring the "Dark Wish" three-parter.
  • But Now I Must Go: Nick, though he's coming back.
  • Call-Forward: When Piggy shows up in "Ranger Down", he explains that he just arrived and expects Earth to be crawling with aliens in, say, twenty years. He also manages to predict his lottery win and restaurant.
  • The Cameo/Continuity Nod: The Mystic Mother, played by Machiko Soga, is Rita Repulsa after being cured by Zordon's Z-Wave.
    "The Mystic Mother. Known as Rita in the Dark Days."
    • Jenji also shares a scene with S.P.D.'s Piggy in "Ranger Down".
  • Canis Latinicus: The show is surprisingly good about using actual Latin, Greek, and Welsh words for spells (if not proper use of either grammar or Magic A Is Magic A to match), but a few stinkers got by, such as "Hilarium Shenolia".
  • Casting Gag: The Japanese dub brings back three Super Sentai actors, albeit in different roles:
    • Atsushi Hashimoto, who played Kai Ozu/MagiRed in Mahou Sentai Magiranger, provides the opening narration.
    • Yōsuke Itō, who previously portrayed Senichi Enari/Deka Green in Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger and voiced Bridge Carson/B-Squad SPD Green Ranger in the Japanese dub of Power Rangers S.P.D., voices the Snow Prince and Matoombo.
    • Tetsu Inada, who previously voiced Doggie Krueger in both Dekaranger and S.P.D., provides the voice for both Daggeron and Magma. Hilariously enough, Krueger and Daggeron are portrayed by John Tui in the Power Rangers adaptations.
  • Character Tic: The Titan Megazord tips the brim of its wizard hat after the formation and/or the Finishing Move (this is actually carried over from the toys, where this happens because tipping the hat up hides the eyes of the Minotaur - the "point" of the hat is actually the Minotaur's horns folded up).
  • The Charmer: Xander fancies himself as one - though trying "Plan Xander" on the monsters usually results in him getting his ass kicked.
  • Chekhov M.I.A.: Nick being adopted + Udonna's search for her lost husband and missing baby = Surprise!
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Phineas seems to be a harmless Plucky Comic Relief character who occasionally gives advice to the Rangers at first. It isn't until later do we find out that he was the one who rescued Bowen and brought him outside the mystic realm to protect him.
  • Chess Motifs: The Titan Megazord cockpit is laid out like a chessboard, which the Rangers take as a sign to "think strategically". In that vein, they occasionally used "Checkmate!" as a Bond One-Liner.
  • The Chosen One: Nick.
  • Clap Your Hands If You Believe: The key component to being able to use magic is, it seems, believing in magic. In the premiere, Nick is unable to use magic because he doesn't believe - even after he's seen others using it (and despite considerable effort 'trying' to believe). He gains the ability to cast spells only after announcing that he really does, after all, believe in magic. In the finale, the entire city's belief is used as a Combined Energy Attack.
  • Clip Show: "Koragg's Trial". Rather unique in that half of the episode is still newly shot footage.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Phineas.
  • Color Wash: The vast majority of shots feature blue/desaturation filter over everything, including Sentai footage. It probably made sense for a mid-2000's fantasy series, but not so much for a franchise about superheroes in multicolored spandex.
  • Combined Energy Attack: Used in the finale.
  • Cool Train: the Solar Streak Megazord.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Phineas can kick Hidiac butt.
    • Jenji also demonstrated some butt kicking moves when the Rangers were incapacitated.
    • Clare, ever the bumbler, managed to tap into some powers by way of ancestry as the Gatekeeper, and even slapped around The Dragon during her spotlight episode.
  • Crossover: Very briefly with S.P.D. when Piggy shows up in one episode and speaks with Jenji. Apparently he's been living on Earth long before aliens integrated with humans, even stating that in twenty or so years the place will be crawling with aliens. Also, the Mystic Mother is apparently post-purification Rita (thanks to Magiranger having used the same actress that portrayed Rita via recycled Japanese footage for the first season of MMPR).
  • Curiosity Causes Conversion: Itassis.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: The world without the Rangers in "Dark Wish".
  • Despair Event Horizon: Udonna reaches the edge when she finds out Leanbow has been turned back into Koragg, realizing that either he or the Rangers will destroy the other, in addition to her son already being lost. Subverted when she finds Nick's blanket, which belonged to her lost son...
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Morticon is set up as the Big Bad, but gets destroyed after only 12 episodes.
  • Don't Go in the Woods: Invoked in the premiere.
  • Doomy Dooms of Doom: When trying to infiltrate the Underworld in "Light Source":
    Phineas: I don't mean to be a doomsayer, but uhh, DOOM! Doom, doom, doom!
  • The Drifter: Nick.
  • Enemy Mine: Koragg teaming up with the Rangers against the Four Barbarian Beasts.
  • Erudite Stoner: Toby.
  • Ethnic Magician: Daggeron.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: but Itassis does a Heel–Face Turn to make an honest attempt.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: The Master's hatching from Matoombo's body near the end of was almost Alien-level bad.
  • Fantastic Firearms: Solaris Knight's weapon is a magic lamp shaped firearm that can shoot bolts of golden energy after he rubs it first. It comes complete with a genie who is shot out of the lamp as the finishing move.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: For starters, Udonna tries to give the Rangers ordinary magic wands, but concedes that wand phones are more in line with contemporary tastes, and transforms them with a spell. (In Magiranger, we never got a good reason for why magic from another dimension was powered by cell phones.)
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: As most of the Ranger team works at the same store so when they have to go fight a monster it's left for Toby the owner/manager to run by himself. To cover their constant disappearances, he ends up hiring one of the Ranger's former enemies to pick up the slack which leads to tension in the workplace.
  • Fusion Dance: Nick fuses with Fireheart for his Battlized mode, and the other Rangers merge to make the Mystic Lion Zord.
  • Genie in a Bottle: Jenji.
  • Good Costume Switch: Leanbow as the Wolf Warrior, who wears a red version of his old Knight Wolf armor.
  • Great Big Book of Everything: The Xenotome.
  • Great White Feline: The Mystic Lion is a white and gold lion Zord created by the Green, Blue, Yellow and Pink Rangers fusing together in Legend Mode.
  • Have We Met?: When Udonna and Koragg first clash, both express some feeling of familiarity with each other despite this apparently being their first encounter, though this doesn't stop Koragg from brutally beating her. It's eventually revealed this is because Koragg is Leanbow, Udonna's husband Reforged into a Minion.
  • Hellish Horse: Catastros, Koragg's steed.
  • Hollywood Genetics: Udonna looks Irish, her husband Leanbow looks Spanish, and their son Bowen/Nick looks Arabic (Firass Dirani is Aussie-Lebanese), and is much darker skinned than either parent. Daggeron, played by John Tui (who has Polynesian ancestry), is a better match and leads to all kinds of fan theories.
  • Hong Kong Dub: Used for Mystic Mother, same as Rita in the old days.
  • Hurricane of Puns: The Rangers need to collectively get one out of their system when Xander starts turning into a tree in "Petrified Xander".
  • Hybrid Monster: Phineas the "troblin" (half-troll, half-goblin). He's an outcast with both the trolls and the goblins.
  • Hypocritical Humor: In "Whispering Voices", Leelee tries to get Nick fired from the record shop by hiding the money that was supposed to be deposited in the bank. Later, a bottle of soda explodes on her and ruins her leather jacket. Leelee complains, "I hate it when bad things happen to good people!"
  • I Always Wanted to Say That: Chip, after saying "It's Quiet… Too Quiet".
  • If It Swims, It Flies: The Mystic Mermaid zord averts this by turning her fins to legs and walking.
  • I Hate You, Vampire Mom: Leelee to Necrolai - not for any Blessed with Suck angst, Leelee's not even a vampire; Necrolai just sucks at parenting.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: As Bruce Kalish's second season, every title had two words (though they fudged it with "The Snow Prince").
  • Inconsistent Dub: Production can't keep track of which spell does what.
  • Inept Mage: Clare. Gradually improves over the course of the series.
  • Instant Runes: The Rangers, the old guard, the bad guys, and Legend Warrior Mode each have a pretty mystic seal that appears for certain big spells and attacks. (The Legend seal is only seen in the zord cockpit, though).
  • Interspecies Romance: Several Last Minute Hookups: Leelee and Phineas (also see Hybrid Monster above), Necrolai and Toby, and even Itassis and Daggeron was teased a little!
  • It's a Wonderful Plot: "Dark Wish" is a variation of this where Imperious captured Jenji and uses him to wish the Mystic Rangers never got their powers.
  • Irony: In Magiranger, the rangers are all siblings, and Udonna's counterpart Miyuki is their mother. This is not the case in Mystic Force... at least not by blood. Though unlike her magiranger counterpart Miyuki, Udonna actually does look old enough to have five grown children, which means that her maternal attitude and behaviour towards the Rangers does not seem absurd or misplaced.
  • Jigsaw Puzzle Plot
  • The Lady's Favour: Gender inverted with Nick and Madison in the finale; it also avoids the Try Not to Die part by happening after the battle.
  • Kill Me Now, or Forever Stay Your Hand: Vida to Matoombo the energy terror to cement his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Land of Faerie: If Briarwood Forest doesn't strictly qualify, then it is at least very close.
  • Leaking Can of Evil: The seal over the Underworld keeps the forces of evil from completely overrunning the Earth, but it's broken enough to allow Monster of the Week and Mooks to be sent, and for the major villains to come and go at will (save Morticon, whose power is so great no standard teleportation spell can send him to the human world.)
  • The Legions of Hell
  • Literal Genie: Jenji a few times.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Koragg (aka Leanbow) and Udonna are Nick's biological parents. Notably, none of them realized it at first.
  • Magic A Is Magic A: Unfortunately not; the production sadly broke Magiranger's defined spell system and were too lazy to make their own work as intended (come on, Disney: was it really that hard to re-film fingers dialing a phone?)
  • Magic Warrior: Clare inherited the powers of the Gatekeeper from her mother (even though she only used them in only in a lone two-parter).
  • Magical Security Cam: Averted; Nick and Vida have to swipe security footage of them morphing in "Fire Heart", and it's not even Stock Footage.
  • Make a Wish
  • Male Sun, Female Moon: The Sixth Ranger Daggeron is male and the Power of the Sun. The Rangers' female ally Claire draws her power from the moon.
  • The Master: Used for the name of the Big Bad.
  • Master of Delusion: averted; Toby starts getting annoyed at his employees running off, and they eventually own up to him.
  • Mega Neko: Jenji.
  • Mind Rape: The Master shows Daggeron his coming death in the finale (thankfully, it doesn't quite work out that way).
  • Mythology Gag: The Phoenix Unizord resembles a non-evil Cyclopsis. Which is quite fitting, given that the Mystic Mother was Rita.
    • Speaking of which, Mystic Mother still complains about headaches.
  • Names to Run From Really Fast: Catastros, as in catastrophe.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: So, Udonna can't morph because her wand was stolen by Koragg and is in the villain lair. Morticon gets freed to attack the Rangers in a Megazord fight. The Rangers have a couple tricks up their sleeve, but still might lose. But, the villains kidnapped Udonna earlier in the show, and she's in the villain lair. Even though she can't really use her morpher, she can influence it with magic to give power to help the Megazord. With her help, the Titan Megazord kills off Morticon, but there's reason to think the rangers couldn't have done it without her. If the villains didn't think of "let's make it worse by kidnapping her", she wouldn't have been able to use her Morpher to influence the battle.
  • Noble Demon: Koragg.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: Xander, the standout in a cast of Fake Americans; eventually explained as him being a native Aussie.
  • Not Worth Killing: Koragg pulls this a lot.
  • Obviously Evil: Inverted with Leanbow. His Ancient Mystic mode looks much more demonic than his Koragg armor, even though he uses the former as a hero and the latter as a villain.
  • Omniscient Morality License: Daggeron in "Inner Strength".
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Fireheart.
  • Out of Focus: Initially, Madison (hence the "Who's Madison?" meme). Eventually, everyone who wasn't Nick.
  • Overclocking Attack: The very last battle.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Played with. The Pink Ranger isn't the team's Girly Girl for once and even borders on "butch". But the trope is affirmed in that Vida is not a fan of the color.
  • Portal Network: The Rangers travel through the forest's trees to get around.
  • Purple Is the New Black: Koragg's armor.
  • Reforged into a Minion: Koragg.
  • Refusal of the Call: Nick.
  • Rewatch Bonus: At the end of episode 11, the viewer discovers that seemingly minor character Leelee is Necrolai's daughter. With that in mind, you can see the early episodes in a new light with how Leelee was secretly spying on the Rangers and her seemingly small pranks were doing jobs for her mother.
  • Right Back at Ya!: Imperius does this to the Rangers to demonstrate his superior magic.
  • Right Behind Me: Xander griping about Daggeron in "Inner Strength".
  • Rings of Activation: The combination sequence of the Mystic Firebird and Mystic Lion involves the lion jumping through three rings of fire, the third of which is generated by the firebird's wings, triggering the combination.
  • Robe and Wizard Hat: The Rangers have robes; it's the Megazord that has the hat!
  • Sarcastic Confession: Chip reveals the Rangers' identities to Toby, knowing he'd never believe it.
  • Scenery Porn: Most of the areas shot in are absolutely beautiful (that's an advantage of filming in New Zealand), and the filters have taken a massive step up since the old Photoshop filters.
  • Secret Legacy: Nick.
  • Secret Test of Character: The Tribunal of Magic sets two of them before the Rangers; one is if they're brave enough to fight without their magic and the other is a...
  • She's a Man in Japan: Reversed; the female Heavenly Saint Snowgel became the Snow Prince in the U.S.
  • Ship Tease: Chip and Vida are hinted at.
    • Nick and Madison is also hinted at quite a bit.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Vida and Madison.
  • Sigil Spam: "M" designs are everywhere.
  • Significant Anagram: Leelee Pimvare. She even spells it out when we first hear it: "Pimvare" <-> "Vampire".
  • Sorting Algorithm of Evil: Instead of one Big Bad, there's sort of a revolving door. Every time one went down for the count, another one showed up.
    • Notably a bit zig-zagged with the first two; Morticon claims to be so powerful that regular magic can't bring him to the surface world, and while Imperious doesn't have that problem, it's his ability to come and go as he pleases that actually makes him more threatening.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Matoombo, whose Magiranger counterpart did not come back in the end.
  • The Starscream: Imperious tries to be this, but Koragg prevents it from happening.
  • Supernatural Team: Downplayed. While previous teams have had magic allies or used Magitek, Mystic Force Rangers are the first exclusively magic-based Power Rangers team.
  • Taken for Granite: Madison and random civilians in "Rock Solid", and Jenji in a later episode.
  • The End: The season ends with this showing up in the Xenotome.
  • Theme Tune Rap: Say what you will about it, but at the very least it's better than the one that came after it.
  • There Is Another: The Oracle declares this after Necrolai says the Gatekeeper depleted her life force sealing the gates to the Underworld. Such other power is Clare, the Gatekeeper's daughter.
  • Timey-Wimey Ball: Good luck making sense of the temporal mechanics in "Dark Wish". For some reason, neither Koragg nor the Rangers were affected by the initial wish even when Udonna was. Then when the wish was reversed, time wasn't. A battle started in the same circumstances as before. The villains remembered both timelines.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Girl: Phineas and Leelee.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Matoombo is alive and well at the end, even though The Master basically tore him apart from the inside.
  • Wasteful Wishing: In "Dark Wish", Jenji tricks Leelee into wishing she would stop biting her fingernails.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Catastros never showed up after Koragg was de-brainwashed and became Leanbow again, so did Catastros turn good too or what? We never got an answer.
  • Who's Watching the Store?
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Madison hates frogs.
  • Wing Shield: The Mystic Titan Megazord can use the Thunderbird's wings as a shield.
  • Worldbuilding: A rather impressive amount for Power Rangers - while the magic system from Magiranger didn't carry over, many fans appreciated how much focus was put on explaining the world. However, as said above, while it was well received, it was also criticized for cutting into the screentime of the Rangers, Madison in particular.


Koragg's Spell

Koragg recites a spell that brings a monster back and grows him to giant size.

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