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  • Alas, Poor Scrappy: Vekar, being The Un-Favourite of his royal family, is considered this, despite his detractors, after he dies at the hands of the Rangers. Not to mention, Vrak berating his big brother and thanking the Rangers for doing him a favor.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Quite a bit considering how bland the Rangers actually are:
    • Emma being a Psycho Lesbian who kills anyone who even looks at Gia the wrong way. This wasn't helped by a short film Christina Masterson (Emma's actress) took part in where she acts as bait to lure people into a basement for a serial killer. The fact she spends so much time alone in the woods wasn't missed by fans.
      • Some fans interpret her as an ecoterrorist a la Ra's Al Ghul after seeing a scene of her imagining how the world was before human development, implying she wants that world back.
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    • Troy being a robot and having a passionate hatred of water bottles. He may or may not be in love with Robo Knight.
    • Noah is a Robosexual.
    • Jake being a creeper who won't stop his advances on Gia, even when it's shown she really isn't interested.
    • Conversely, some feel Gia is a tease who, despite not looking like she'll ever date Jake, uses his affections to get stuff and have him faun over her.
    • When Orion first appeared, his long hair caused him to be called a space-hippy. There are also suggestions that the trauma of losing everything combined with spending several months alone with only thoughts of revenge on his mind, that Orion has at least a few screws loose if not outright insane.note 
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    • After All Hail Prince Vekar, it opened a lot of possibilities about Vekar. To some, his narcissism and irrational strategies seem to stem from his father putting him down while putting Vrak on a pedestal.
      • It almost makes you feel bad for the prince, and makes Vrak even more of a Magnificent Bastard.
    • A description of Vrak states that Vrak would rather rule Earth than destroy it. So was Vrak's plan with the drills Sanity Slippage caused by his first death and revival or a planet-wide case of If I Can't Have You... after numerous failures to conquer it? Either one is likely because such a plan doesn't benefit the Armada in any way and Vrak doesn't have his sentai counterpart's desire to recreate it after it's destruction.
  • Anti-Climax Boss: Emperor Mavro is powerful enough to take on two rangers while sitting down... but gets destroyed when Troy and Orion shoot a console, blinding him with sparks, and giving them the opportunity to finish him. The extended cut averts this, as he survives the ship's crash and has one final battle with the rangers.
  • Anvilicious:
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    • In the episode "Robo Knight", the Rangers are appalled that humans are polluting the earth, the Toxic Mutants are created as a direct result of a toxic factory polluting the earth, and the Sixth Ranger is introduced whose sole mission in life is to punish those who pollute the earth. About every third line hammers home the message, just in case kids didn't get it. Since then the "environmental" message has been toned downnote .
    • The series also likes to hammer home the "teamwork is awesome" message a lot. Almost every line by the Rangers during a monster fight—directly with the monster—often relates to how teamwork can overcome anything.
    • Speaking of overcoming, Troy is generally used as a speakerphone for perseverance and "never giving up," mentioning how formidable the Human spirit is ad nauseam.
  • Ass Pull:
    • How the Rangers and Robo Knight get their Power Cards in each episode. Right when they're about to get hosed, or learn about the power of teamwork for the umpteenth time, Gosei gives them a new card that's just what the Rangers need at the moment. Granted, it's mainly because of the writers only adapting the bare necessities of Goseiger.
    • Gosei conveniently has a new set of powers and zords for the rangers that are not only stronger than the ones they've been using but can also utilize the powers of every other ranger in history. One wonders how he got them, why he never made this info privy before, or how having multiple copies of the same powers doesn't cause a glitch in the Morphing Grid when it's happened before ala Power Rangers Dino Thunder.
    • In "Blue Saber Saga", it looks like Emma will learn that sometimes, teammates have to fight on their own. Sounds a bit dark for this season, but cool. Nope, the Monster of the Week pulls a fast one on Noah, forcing the others to bail him out. So the episode's lesson gets screwed up, just so Emma would be in the right. Again, the Sentai footage is to blame, but it made more sense, as the Aesop for that episode was to let friends help you when you need them.
    • The aforementioned "Powers Never Before Seen on Earth". Prior to the episode they appeared in, there was no hint that they were going to appear. The keys shown in Gosei's chamber didn't show any Sentai-exclusive teams. The Dairanger suits can at least be excused on the grounds that the season they come from was technically adaptednote , but the other teams? Yeah, no.
  • Awesome Music:
    • Despite being a remix of a remix, the theme song definitely qualifies, managing to provide a few unique parts as well, similar to Zeo, with a Lost Galaxy-esque Title Scream as well.
    • Emma's song in "Harmony and Dizchord".
  • Base-Breaking Character: While the general consensus of the series is that their characters are underutilized, the core rangers have their fair share of supporters and critics.
    • Noah: While his default personality was fine, fans are torn between whether or not he had character development (not helped with the major difference in Hyde and Joe dividing those on how the footage worked for the character) or was just as bland as his fellow Rangers.
    • Jake: Jake is the least hated amongst the five for... constantly having a personality compared to his Sentai counterpart, his friendship with Noah, and having some focus episodes that the audience to connect to. The problem some people have with Jake is to his relationship with Gia: some feel that his crush on Gia was fine and gave a unique character dynamic between the rangers while others find him to be creepy, sexist, and only loving her for just her looks instead of trying to understand her as a person.
    • Gia: Gia is loved in no thanks with Ciara Hanna's commanding performace, being strong willed, and for having a strong personality that is shown throughout the series. The bigger argument people have against her is the endless eye candy, the lack of character growth or a single focus episode dedicated to her. Her treatment of Jake also causes a rift, where fans either believe she does care about him or is just pulling her by the wayside.
    • Emma: Some fans give Emma credit thanks to her singing, generally kind nature, and Christina Masterson’s acting. Others find Emma to be annoying, boring, hypocritical (such as how she forces Jake to carry her stuff) and her focus episodes to be the most bizarre and preachy. The Kimberly Expy part of her is seen by her fans as unique since she has her own talents outside of Kimberly while others view her as a downgraded version of the original Pink Ranger with no memorable storylines.
  • Better Than Canon: Like with Samurai, fanfiction novelizations have gotten better reception than the actual seasons—in particular, the works of Darian Fawkes and Lily Hanson have been seen as far superior to the show.
    • The self-proclaimed Fix Fic, dubbed Power Rangers: Pirate Crew, by Scsigs for Super has had some pretty positive feedback for maintaining what worked with Gokaiger while also adapting the episodes to fit within the context of Power Rangers.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: "Power of Six" starts with Orion in a montage of dancing and movie references, just 'cos he's alone in the high school after hours.
  • Broken Base:
    • Some footage of the Megaforce version of the Legend War has been released... with Saban and the producers doing their damndest to not show ANY of the pre-Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger teams (and arguably not doing a particularly good job of it). Some fans are NOT happy about that. Others think the footage was extremely well cut, in that the only way you would notice the pre-Zyuranger teams at all is if you were specifically looking for them.
    • During the Super Megaforce filming, reports started coming in for many former Rangers not appearing, for various reasons. A Q&A session with Austin St. John (Jason of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers) revealed he was invited for the finale, but declined saying that what he was being offered "wasn't worth the price of a plane ticket". However, he clarified that it was less because of ego and more out of self-respect. While some fans were absolutely furious—some of the complaints bordering on ridiculous and mis-blame—others seemed to give Saban Brands the benefit of the doubt and reserved judgement on the finished product and even pointed out how some fans were blowing things out of proportion.
    • Episode 2 of Super Megaforce reveals that they can now morph into the Dairanger suits, with the only explanation being that they're from an alien planet. Many fans call this lazy, some are okay with it, and a few are glad that the Dairanger suits are being used. Three episodes later we're treated to the PinkFlash and YellowMask outfits, without so much as a Hand Wave, probably hoping viewers would just remember the "never seen on this planet" spiel. Some fans can excuse the Dairanger suits on the grounds that said season was technically adapted into season 2 of Mighty Morphin, but it's not a universal opinion, but the same can't be said for the other "New Powers".
  • Complete Monster: Vrak is the youngest son of Emperor Mavro and also the most dangerous enemy of the Megaforce Rangers. Starting off as second-in-command to Admiral Malkor (who he secretly tries to usurp), Vrak was the Evil Genius who came up with plans to take over the Earth. His plans involved sending a virus that turned humans into their minions and using a monster's music abilities to potentially kill many humans on the planet at once. He also frequently manipulated his allies to achieve his goals, leading to their deaths. When Malkor is defeated and Vrak is killed in the destruction of their spaceship, his robot servant Metal Alice finds him and brings him back as a cyborg, and later sacrifices herself to save his life from an attack from the Rangers, Vrak in response "thanks" her by berating her for her failure, before leaving her to die. He resurfaces in "Vrak Is Back" after his older brother, Prince Vekar is defeated, cruelly mocking him for his death. Having kidnapped Robo Knight and Orion, he drained the life force of the latter, forcibly reprogramming the former to attack his former friends while constructing drills that burrow into the Earth's core to destroy the planet. Lacking empathy for both allies and enemies alike, Vrak is one of the franchise's cruelest aliens to invade the Earth
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • Robo Knight was the most well-received member of the team, as was the only member of the team with full Character Development.
    • Orion also qualifies, to a lesser extent, mostly based on his tragic backstory and being the only member of the team with an actual "Battlizer".
    • Vrak was the most well-received villain of the series for his competence and fairly well thought out plans. The fact that he achieved more than Malkor ever did, and posed more of a threat than Vekar, certainly helped.
  • Epileptic Trees:
    • In Super Megaforce, the Sixth Ranger is named Orion. Fans started snarking that the Lost Galaxy connections made themselves. (A plot device in Galaxy was the Lights of Orion.
    • Similarly, when it was announced that Megaforce would be adapting both Goseiger and Gokaiger, instead of just doing a full adaptation of the formernote , many fans began speculating what elements of Gokaiger would be adapted - one of the earliest theories was that they'd keep the card system from Goseiger and drop the key system from Gokaigernote , with many fans pointing that the Megaforce Morphers came with cards of rangers from previous teams as proof of this happeningnote .
  • Evil Is Cool: Vrak is fairly competent schemer and the most successful villain with some great and well thought out plans. He's also got a great voice and has a badass and intimidating presence that most other villains tend to lack.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: There is quite a large vocal section of the fandom that enjoys putting Troy and Gia together as a couple.
  • Foe Yay: Robo Knight and Metal Alice in "The Human Factor".
  • Harsher in Hindsight: When it was announced that Gokaiger would be adapted into Super Megaforce, many fans began wondering what Saban would do about the teams that hadn't been adapted into Power Rangersnote , with some fans predicting that unless Saban did the same thing with these teams that they did with the Showa Riders in "The Invasion of Leawood"note , they would either have to disregard or explain away all the other 16 teams. Turns out that while most of the teams were discarded, some of them ended up being included - seemingly at the cost of In Space, Time Force, Lightspeed Rescue, and Operation Overdrive.
  • He Really Can Act: In Super Megaforce episode 17, Andrew Grey really brought it as Troy when pleading for Robo Knight to snap out of his mind control. It's disappointing Saban never let Andrew really show his acting talents besides this one scene.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Prior to Megaforce being announced, many fans were expecting that Goseiger would be skipped.
    • Jake's crush on Gia can be this for those who watched Goseiger, wherein Agri and Moune were siblings.note .
    • In this photo of the cast's christmas party, Andrew Gray and Azim Rizk (who played the red ranger and green ranger respectively) can be seen switching their attire's color with each other's, and this was posted on Cameron Jebo's (who played the silver ranger) Instagram. In Gokaiger, the silver ranger created a new ranger key dubbed Gokai Christmas by simply combining the red and green ranger's keys.
    • Orion's time alone before he found the armada ship involved him training on a beach for a very long time, growing increasingly shaggy, and even becoming a crack shot (with a catapult, but still).
    • The reason for why Goseiger and Gokaiger were adapted in the same season is because Saban was explicitly told not to skip Goseiger due to Executive Meddling. Cut to a couple of years later and revel in the irony of Go-Busters being (initially) skipped over for Kyoryuger, skipping over ToQger for Ninninger, and both Zyuohger and Kyuranger being (possibly) initially skipped for Go-Busters.
    • One of the "New Powers" was Dengeki Sentai Changeman, who technically become the first Power Rangers team without a Yellow Ranger. Something it shares with the next official Power Rangers series.
    • A video parodying the hand wave of certain Sentais being "new powers" had the villain declaring that the "new powers" will be his. After Super Megaforce ended, Dino Charge and Ninja Steel both had Big Bads whose primary goal is to grab the MacGuffins.
  • Ho Yay: Noah really wants to see Orion's spaceship.
    • Female example: "United We Stand" has a lot of hugging between Emma and Gia. And while the Monster of the Week in that episode turned Emma and Gia against each other with the intent of creating a fight to the death between the two girls, the actual result was them bickering Like an Old Married Couple. Even in "Mega Mission", there's bit of this: Gia has Emma's drink order memorized and they engage in overly long staring into each other's eyes without speaking in a manner that is quite similar to Rizzoli & Isles.
  • Humor Dissonance: In Last Laugh, Noah is criticized for over-analyzing jokes rather than simply relaxing and laughing at them. The problem is, the jokes in question are legitimately awful (unless you're, say, a seven-year-old), and he comes off more like the Only Sane Man in some sort of world gone mad, where people will break into laughter at the slightest provocation. Especially the monster's last resort: a good old-fashioned fart. It gets Troy, but not Noah.
  • It's the Same, Now It Sucks!:
    • Many fans complain that it tries too hard to be a remake of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, others argue that it fails as an homage emulating MMPR only in the most superficial way.
    • Emma and Gia's names sounding a lot like Emily and Mia gets this reaction from some fans, since it implies that the writers are running out of ideas among many things.
    • The "Go Go Power Rangers" remixes for five years in a row since MMPR 2010.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Vrak promotes himself to this trope when he returns in Super Megaforce by defying So Last Season, playing the Rangers like pawns, and doing half his sabotages of the Rangers before they even realize he's back. He even makes the Rangers do his dirty work by placing the last two drills in two of his monsters.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • [Insert a name of a past Power Ranger actor] Refused the invitation/ was not invited to do a cameo in Super Megaforce (Due to many actors not coming back for various reasons).
    • "At least it's not Samurai."- What many fans say when trying to be nice about this season.
    • "At least Samurai had a story" - What many fans say after the season ended.
    • "There's a Simple Explanation for that" usually comes up whenever we see any pre-Zyuranger suits or to explain logical fallacies in Power Rangers.
    • "Troy is the real robot."- a joke among the fandom was that Troy was an actual robot thanks to his stiff behaviour and Andrew Gray's acting- the "Real" part comes from after Robo-Knight appeared.
  • Mis-blamed: Nick is responsible for the 20-episode quota per year and huge summer hiatus, not Saban.
  • Moral Event Horizon:
    • Vrak crosses it by kidnapping Orion and draining his life force to reprogram the kidnapped Robo Knight so he can attack the Rangers.
      • He even talks smack about his own brother, to the chagrin of the Rangers.
    • Vekar and the Armada cross this two episodes in by attempting to bomb every single major city on Earth. Just imagine what the body count would've been for a second...
    • It goes even further when we learn that they successfully wiped out Orion's home planet. When Orion confronts Prince Vekar about it, he asks him if he wants his autograph.
    • Emperor Mavro crosses it to the point of irredeemable territory by sending all of his forces to Earth to try and destroy it.
      • If that's not enough, he sure cemented it by ignoring Levira's pleas to enlarge her when she's on the verge of destruction.
  • Narm:
    • The second season's insistence on putting the prefix "Super-Mega" on everything gets annoying fast. Naturally, Vekar makes a snark about it:
    Vekar: Super-mega hurry up and destroy them already!
    • As pointed out by Linkara, a lot of the names used for the weapons sound more like something you'd expect from a parody of Power Rangers than an actual show - i.e., the Super Mode for the first season is called "Ultra Mode", but instead of calling themselves "Megaforce Ultra (ranger color)", the team calls themselves "Ultra Megaforce (ranger color)". Gets even worse in the second season, where they add "Super" to everything.
    • The first season's opening narration: "Our world was once a safe and happy place... until evil aliens arrived with one plan: To destroy Earth!" The sudden Mood Whiplash is like something you'd see in a political attack ad. You almost expect it to end with "I'm Gosei and I approve of this message."
      • Not to mention that said "safe and happy" world has been subjected to twenty plus years of attacks by aliens, demons, and other monsters.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Karone's 'I love being a Power Ranger' line in the extended finale seems to be well received, in part because the Legend Shift to Astronema adding a lot of weight to the scene. It's only a short scene, but it definitely hits home.
  • Padding: Super has an odd mix of both this and rushing through things. While episodes will combine multiple episodes into one from Gokaiger with very little changed ['Super Megaforce', 'Samurai Surprise', 'All Hail Prince Vekar', 'Emperor Mavro', 'The Legendary Battle' (the episode 20 version, not the DVD that fused the last 2 episodes together)] with often rushed pacing as a result of deleting things from the original Gokaiger scripts, there are a few episodes that either have this in spots, or are entirely this ('Spirit of the Tiger' has several minutes at the beginning dedicated to nothing but teaching the kid audience facts they wouldn't most likely know about animals at the zoo the rangers visit and 'United as One' keeps in the cosplay quick changes from the Gokaiger episode it adapted for no real reason, while 'The Perfect Storm' and 'Love is in the Air' are both wholly superfluous to the season overall). It, honestly, leads to the question of what exactly the writers were thinking when it came to adapting Gokaiger, since they only had 20 episodes to do so, but still had two worthless filler episodes, and one later episode was dedicated to wrapping up the few dangling plot threads from Megaforce left over, with Vrak coming back after not being in the show for 15 episodes that adapted the remaining Goseiger footage left over.
  • The Scrappy:
    • Gosei and Tensou, since they only exist to tell the Rangers when they have a new power up or new arsenal.
    • Prince Vekar also qualifies, considering his obnoxious nature, compared to his brother and father.
  • Seasonal Rot: While people agree that Megaforce was passable, Super Megaforce was where things started to fall apart.
  • Snark Bait: Although this trope is actually one of the reasons for people to keep watching after growing out of the target demographic, this show in particular is a prime target for this trope, simply because of just how many missed opportunities there were, the Red Ranger being the biggest Static Character in the franchise, and the amount of Narm in comparison to other seasons.
  • So Okay, It's Average:
    • This seems to be the general opinion of fans as the first half of Megaforce draws to a close- while everything's a step up from Samurai, it's still not up to the standards of previous seasons outside of some impressive visual effects.
    • The Extended Cut of the Finale is considered this thanks to that while still having the problems that affected the series, it feels a bit more complete than the TV version.
  • Special Effect Failure:
    • In Gokaiger episode 2, the all-Red morph included Gosei Red (AKA Megaforce Red); when this scene occurs in Super Megaforce episode 1, Saban used mediocre green screening to swap in Operation Overdrive's Red Ranger.
    • In Super Megaforce episode, While the special effects artists and editors tried to use original footage with Gosei Ultimate in orer to blast the drill, Gosei Ultimate is way too small in proportion to the drill.
    • Just before the Legendary Battle gets underway, Karone briefly appears as she did back when she was Astronema... which is achieved by superimposing a still photograph of Melody Perkins wearing a purple wig over the live-action footage. Not only does it feel out of place, but the effect makes it look like Karone is briefly wearing a cheap Halloween mask of her own past self.
  • Spoiled by the Format: It was pretty obvious Metal Alice would survive her fight with Robot Knight, mainly for the sole reason that she didn't explode as she fell to the ground.
  • Stock Footage Failure: As usual, reused Sentai footage doesn't always match the new version:
    • You can tell whenever it's switched from American to Japanese footage because of the quality of video. The New Zealand cameras have a richer texture to it. Not only that but a lot of the Sentai footage is shot in the morning which makes it very noticeable if the American footage is in the afternoon.
    • In the first episode when the Rangers have their debut fight, it switched from an intact town plaza to a wrecked site with cracked concrete and crushed buildings.
    • Whenever the Rangers use their Gosei cards, the cards all clearly still have the original text from Tensou Sentai Goseiger (including that title). This is probably why so much of the Rangers' arsenal keeps their Goseiger names in the first place.
    • Similarly, the recurring footage from Gokaiger's Legend War includes heroes from Super Sentai that have never been adapted for Power Rangers. Most are way in the background where they're not as noticeable or have been edited to make them less conspicuous, but "Stranger Ranger" clearly shows Ryu Ranger fighting behind the Red Jungle Fury Ranger. Officially subverted in "Earth Fights Back" when the Dairanger suits debuted as "powers never seen before on Earth."
    • In episode 3, after the Rangers defeat the Monster of the Week with the Megaforce Blaster, they disassemble the blaster and then run to a completely different area where they had quarantined the infected civilians. After that, when Vrak summons the zombats to make the monster grow, the Rangers are suddenly right back in front of the monster's corpse, holding the assembled Megaforce Blaster.
    • The second battle against Dragonflay (played out at the same time as the Red Ranger fights Creepox for the first time) in episode 4 still has plenty of Japanese text on signs and Japanese traffic signage.
    • In "United We Stand," Sentai footage is used when Beezara kicks Gia and Emma across the soccer field. Before this, Troy was knocked to the ground; however, if one looks closely at where Troy was, it's very obvious that it's Alata lying on the ground.
    • Speaking of Alata, his distinctive red-and-white jacket is very noticeable in the first few seconds of the opening sequence, as seen in this screenshot.
    • The loss of Datas leads to a problem with Ultra Gosei Great Megazord. Eagle-eyed viewers will notice that there's a brand new Mechazord head that's just there with no explanation as to where it came from; not to mention the Zord mountings on the shoulders and the odd design on the robot's back. The card that summons it is labelled HYPER Gosei Great, due to total failure to edit the footage. The toyline at least explains the backpack away by having it store 3 Zord vehicles that carry the Sky, Land, and Sea brothers, but no such explanation exists in the show.
    • The Robo Morpher has a lot of Japanese Hiraganas left unedited.
    • Since this series adapted two Sentai seasons that have members that contrast each other blended into the same team this is bound to happen, resulting in minor character inconsistencies, save for Robo Knightnote :
      • Emma is a understated character while her Goseiger counterpart Eri is more hyperactive. There's times when Goseiger footage is used and the Pink Ranger is gesturing animatedly like Eri but with Emma's understated performance, causing this. Should be less apparent when Gokaiger footage is used and Emma is being played by Ahim, also more understated than Eri.
      • Troy has a relaxed-yet-confident stance and overall body language which really doesn't jell well with Alata, who is usually timid and has his arms clenched together like an angry child. It gets better with Marvelous's body language, though not all that well as Troy's a bit more stiff and Marvelous is always ready to battle.
      • Jake's Gokaiger counterpart is Don, the team's Plucky Comic Relief Butt-Monkey; the first episode handles this simply by passing the Green Ranger's uneasy motions as Jake's enthusiasm over his new powers. In later episodes, it becomes even more pronounced with the Green Ranger inexplicably acting like Don at times to the point of being incompetent in direct combat, even though Jake has never been depicted as that goofy of a character.
      • Noah's Gokaiger counterpart is Joe, the team's master swordsman. While Don would fit better for Noah as does Joe to Jake, the reasoning for Noah being a master swordsman is to improve himself and be better at helping the team out. However, this is problematic on another layer due to Noah's Goseiger counterpart, Hyde, being a bow-wielder, resulting in Noah going from one extreme in combat to the other without any explanation. This is a little funny due to the fact that Joe...well, let's just say that he won't be winning any marksmanship competitions.
      • Gia's body language usually fits her Gokaiger counterpart Luka, but not so much with Moune whose gestures reflects her childishness and over-energetic personality, something Gia is not shown doing out-of-suit, even when around her best friend Emma.
      • Orion - his Gokaiger counterpart, Gai, is a very hyperactive Sentai fanboy who was always energetic, whereas Orion's personality would be more akin to that of Joe Gibken/Gokai Bluenote . There's also the fact that Orion is taller than Gai, and due to the inexplicable decision not to film any original footage whenever Orion uses Super Megaforce Gold, whenever Orion uses the aforementioned powerup, he will inexplicably shrink about a foot.
    • The third commercial in this video contained footage that was obviously lifted straight from a TV-Nihon fansub release of Gokaiger. A newer version of this commercial fixed this problem.
    • Episode 2 of Super Megaforce just had Japan as the place where the rocket was launched when clearly the show takes place in the United States, or New Zealand in terms of where it was shot. This was because of the unedited transition between the local shots and the pool of stock footage that was found in Gokaiger (though this is far from the first time this has happened in the franchise's history).
    • In "Silver Lining, Part 1" when Jake (as Galaxy Green) uses his Quasar Saber to disable Gorgax's shield, for a brief moment you can see the tip of the Green Mighty Morphin Ranger's Dragon Dagger hit the shield instead of the Quasar Saber's tip. explanation 
    • In "The Perfect Storm", the Legendary Megazord throws the Q-Rex into space to destroy an incoming asteroid. We then get a shot of Earth, and it's blatantly obvious that the Q-Rex was leaving Japan.
    • Another one with Turboranger occurs in "Love is In the Air", based on the first Jealoushito episode - you can make out a black Ranger key being used as the Rangers morph into Power Rangers Turbo, which didn't have a black Rangernote . Also, for some strange reason (other than padding, that is), they kept the entire scene from episode 24 of Gokaiger where the takoyaki vendor's mother finds Jealoushito in the middle of the garbage.
    • During Noah and Argus' final battle in All Hail Prince Vekar, you can see a shot of Joe's long black hair after he hits Argus.
    • In that same episode, during the formation of the Ultimate Legendary Megazord, you can spot the words "Super Sentai" written on the wheels of the Turbo Falcon.
    • The "Super Sentai" wheels were also present in the Turbo Falcon's debut In the Driver's Seat.
    • During "Earth Fights Back", it's pretty obvious that the footage of legendary ranger teams that Noah is looking at isn't from the series said teams come from, but rather, the Gokai Changes of said teams - to be specific:
      • The changes into Jungle Fury and SPD do not have a blue rangernote .
      • The Jungle Fury Rhino Ranger is shown with a skirt, despite the fact that said ranger is malenote .
      • The Operation Overdrive full-team morph doesn't resemble any one used in it's home seriesnote . More damning, however, is the presence of the hybrid of the Gold and Silver RPM rangers, which never appeared in RPMnote .
    • Despite Basco not being adapted in any form, during "Emperor Mavro", his monster form can be seen very briefly, as shown herenote .
  • Tear Jerker: Orion's backstory. Watching all of his friends/coworkers die and then running back to his village only to see that it's already been destroyed and that his family is gone.
    • All Hail Prince Vekar. First, we learn that Vekar was always The Un-Favourite in his father's eyes. Then we have Vekar's Villainous Breakdown as his Zord explodes. Finally, the end of the episode when Damaras lifts his charred corpse from the wreckage, vowing to avenge him.
    • Robo Knight's death. Notable that not only did he die in a Heroic Sacrifice to save Orion, but he's one of only three main Rangers in the franchise to die in action (the other two being Kendrix and the original Magna Defender). However, for some reason he's Back for the Finale.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: The adaptation of Gokaiger being reduced to the costumes being used as a Super Mode of sorts, the elimination of the pirate theme and the almost complete omission of tribute episodes caused a strong rejection in the fandom.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character:
    • Gosei has been less a character and more a plot device, only speaking up every few episodes to tell the Rangers of some new powerup they've acquired. The fact that he apparently has history with Zordon was never expanded on.
      • Early on, Gosei states that he "took a form that the rangers are more comfortable with", suggesting that the giant head he appeared in was not his true form, this form was never shown.
    • From his Nickelodeon character bio, it's mentioned that Troy had a tough upbringing; we never hear of this or any of the other character's home lives whatsoever. For that matter, we barely hear much about the rest of the Rangers' lives outside of their heroics, which has been listed as one of the major downfalls of this season.
    • Orion. He has an interesting back-story and personality. And yet, he's very much underutilized throughout the season, so much that even his actor complained about it.
    • In general, one could argue that this applies to all of the rangers sans Robo Knight due to the lack of character development - while the first season could at least be excused due to the fact that it's source material also faced the same problem, it got even worse with Super, since the change in fighting styles due to a new source material being adapted could've been used to explain how the rangers were developing.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot:
    • In "Vrak is Back", Vrak captured Orion and harnessed "the Sixth Ranger power", corrupting it for his own purposes. This would have been the perfect time to add Gokaiger footage where a villain brought every one of the Sixth Ranger keys to life and forced them to fight the core five en masse. And yes, the fighting included Robo Knight, whom Vrak corrupted in the episode. Not only would this have been one of the most epic fights in Power Rangers history, but they seemed to have done all the work in setting it up, even having Vrak meet them in a quarry that looked just like the one in the Gokaiger footage!
    • Given that Samurai was the previous series and they were adapting Goseiger first, you'd think they'd adapt the Goseiger-Shinkenger crossover, especially since it wouldn't have caused a continuity snarl with Samurai's ending (either as the tribute episode to Samurai or as a crossover between Samurai and Megaforce), but nope.
    • Given the fact that Gosei mentioned Zordon was his mentor earlier, you'd expect them to try and expand upon this and give some more backstory on Zordon and Gosei.
    • The Legendary Battle itself was hyped for two years...and it lasted not even 5 minutes and was against foot soldiers that weren't destroyed yet. Even worse was that the majority of the battle was already seen in the first episode of the Megaforce half. The extended version is at least somewhat better, as while not a lot is added to the fight, the lead in is enhanced a bit to add to the weight of it with an extended shot of the old Rangers prepping to don their helmets for battle and Karone a One-Scene Wonder line, as well as making the army Mavro's backup plan rather than just being random, but it's still far less awesome than it should have been.
    • The "New Powers" thing could have been a great way to flesh out the Power Rangers universe. We know from the first series that there were teams BEFORE the original group, other planets have their own Ranger Teams, and Andros makes a clear distinction between a planetary Ranger team and one acting in space implying space fairing Ranger teams not tied to any specific planet exist, so it would've been a great time to flesh them out and actually show that. But they're never explained, barely even getting names. And half the time when they do get names, they're completely inconsistent (with "Blitz" being used for both the Maskman AND Changeman suits, the latter itself initially being referred to as "Legendary Dragon", and the Maskman suits later referred to as "Lightning").
    • Orion is shown to be able to combine sixth ranger keys - first we see him combine the keys for the Gold and Silver Rangers from RPM, and later we see him combine all the keys...yet we never see him combine the 2 ranger keys of Tommy's 2 Mighty Morphin keys.note 
    • The show never took advantage of the thematic transformations with absences from both past seasons (In Space, Lightspeed Rescue, Time Force, or Operation Overdrive) and all-motif themed rangers outside of the all-red change in episode 1 or the changes from the Legendary Battle against Emperor Mavronote . Not helping is the decision to limit Orion to Sixth Ranger keys for no explained reason, meaning that changes such as an all-Sixth Ranger or all-silvernote  were not usable.
    • Malkor and his forces have a number of similarities to Scorpius's species (insect based, enters a cocoon to power up and evolve, a warrior culture), making them related may have been both logical and made them more memorable.
    • The Toxic Mutants could have been easily linked back to the Orgs of Power Rangers Wild Force (especially since they were basically created the same way), in particular it could have resolved the long unknown fates of Toxica and Jindrax, who walked into the sunset at the end of Wild Force and had never been seen or heard from again.
    • Despite Megaforce clearly trying to harken back to the Mighty Morphin days, there is not an episode that takes place in Angel Grove.
    • If they were unable to give backstories for the "New Powers" due to time or money constraints...why not just say that they were rangers from Orion's homeworld? It would be a very easy way to Hand Wave them away, not to mention would make the situation more tense, since his homeworld had it's own teams of rangers, yet still fell before the armada.
    • Even with the "New Powers", there are no Development Gags made in reference to any of the Sentai series Saban tried to adapt before Zyuranger, such as Bioman, nor for Marvel's attempt at Sun Vulcan. More glaringly, Dynaman (which was adapted into English years before Mighty Morphin) is seen, but only in a very brief blink-and-you-miss-it moment during the final Megazord battle with the Armada.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Sundai Love, an actress trying out for Power Rangers says she was told that they couldn't cast her in the show, since they already cast a black actor. They did end up casting a black girl as the Pink Ranger next season.
  • The Woobie: Orion. His planet, family, and everything he knew were wiped out by the Armada making it real easy to sympathize with him.

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