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YMMV / Super Sentai vs. Power Rangers: The Liveblog

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YMMV tropes for Super Sentai vs. Power Rangers, the half-liveblog, half-fanfic.

  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: At the end of Chapter 15, Rika dances to DrunkenMunky's "E", with several Grinam soldiers also dancing in the background and the former holding glowing rave sticks. The story itself references the trope name as it occurs, and it's never brought up in any of the other chapters again.
  • Crossover Ship: In Super Sentai vs. Power Rangers II, there's Nanami/Tori, with an actual explanation as to how they became lovers.
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  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: One of the two visions Dezumozorlya gave brutally shot down the aesop popularized in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night: "Evil triumphs when good men do nothing." Because of not participating in the hypothetical defeat of Dezumozorlya in favor of saving the Legends, her friends, the common people turned against Rika for 'not standing up to them', to them it's considered letting evil triumph because she, the designated 'good men', do nothing to stop evil, leading her to be publicly executed for 'being an accessory to evil'.
  • Genius Bonus: Plenty of them in Super Sentai vs. Power Rangers II. One of the most prominent examples is, upon seeing that the river in Power Rangers Sword Dynasty is the River Styx, and the mooks are Styxians, Rika calls the boat the villains are on the Acheron. The Acheron is one of the rivers in Greek mythology where Charon would ferry the dead.
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  • Harsher in Hindsight: Every single moment of Rika growing upset over Cole's characterization, including how the shipping between him and Sakura was handled, plus the potshot over why he was chosen as Aka Red with Sean's ascension, has become this with the news that Cole's actor, Rick Medina, stabbed his roommate with a sword and killed him.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In the beginning of the arc starting with the Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger vs. Power Rangers Samurai blog, Sean was chosen not just because he's one of Rika's favorite actors, but she wanted to have him take part in something Gokaiger-related, especially with Jason and Alex having their own tributes later on in Power Rangers Megaforce. Literally a few weeks after the liveblog was over came the announcement of him showing up in Super Megaforce.
    • The morpher Sean uses to morph into the Ultimate Red Legendary Ranger is called the "Ultimate Red Legendary Morpher". Come Super Megaforce, the Rangers' morphers are also called the "Legendary Morphers", just lopping off the color and "Ultimate" parts. Both serve the same purpose: the ability to transform into past Rangers.
    • This is also not the last time the words "Ultimate Legendary" is used; in the actual Rangers canon, one Megazord formation is called the "Ultimate Legendary Megazord".
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    • A Running Gag throughout the fanfic is, if a Power Ranger speaks Japanese, Rika flips out and asks why they have to speak it. Several years later, an actual Power Ranger actor, Yoshi Sudarso, would cameo in a Sentai series, Shuriken Sentai Ninninger, and there, he speaks English.
    • In order to defeat Neo-Kiros, Rika uses the Thousand Arrows attack, which not only rains those arrows onto her enemies, but it also serves as her 11th-Hour Superpower. Come Pokémon Sun and Moon, one of Zygarde's exclusive attacks also rains arrows at enemies. Its name? "Thousand Arrows". The only difference is that the story's usage would have taken Rika's life, had Conquest not enchanted her morpher. Zygarde's version does not.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Radiguet crosses it by revealing his true plans for the captured Scouts. He planned to have them absorb the elemental stones, ensuring that his monsters would be reborn, and force them to fight against their friends while their own souls are trapped in said stones. So that way, he would wipe out his enemies and drive Rika into despair. He even gloats about the Scouts' supposed deaths to the All-Stars.
    • In Super Sentai vs. Power Rangers III, Dezumozorlya crosses it in the first chapter, ordering the deaths of many innocent people to his new team of villians. In Chapter 7, he crosses it again by ordering Neo-Kiros to rape Rika, an act he refused, and not telling him about the Parasite Curse until after four of the Legendary Rangers were affected by it. He does it again in Chapters 8 and 9, where he possessed Gosei, and he shows her two bad futures if she either found the cure for the Legendary Rangers' curse or throw them under the bus and defeat the monster herself. And then in Chapter 10, he gives the Brotherhood of Destruction a sadistic choice: choose a member who would become a Lich, so that way, he could control them and dispose of Neo-Kiros that way. In the end, it's no wonder why Rika considers him, in-universe, worse than Radiguet in the final chapter.
  • Once Acceptable Targets: Both Cole and Rick Medina. In Super Sentai vs. Power Rangers, Rika ranted about how Cole's supposedly kind to women, using Rick's infamous tweets at the time to disprove that. Then in 2015, while Super Sentai vs. Power Rangers II was underway, Rick killed his roommate by stabbing him with a sword, and was later charged for said crime a year later. Because of that situation, both Rika and the blogger herself refused to make fun of both men, a promise they have kept to this day, even if she has to "recast" Cole in Super Sentai vs. Power Rangers III in order to get around it and mock the writing itself.

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