The culture behind a Megazord: every Power Ranger ever as of 2017

20 Apr

Welcome back to my blog. As of now, Power Rangers is currently airing its 24th season, saw one movie released and there’s an ongoing comic book run published by Boom Studios.

Considering that, next year, the franchise will celebrate the 25th anniversary, I was thinking that, maybe, we can refresh ourselves by reminding us every Power Ranger we’ve seen on the show. At least those who are (or were) on the good side.

Sure, maybe more will come, but these are all the Power Rangers as of today.

MIGHTY MORPHIN’ POWER RANGERS

Original TV show (1993-1995)

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Here, the Rangers are pictured in the “morphing order” for the original five (so Black, Pink, Blue, Yellow and Red), and then the two powers of Tommy Oliver: Green and White Ranger.

1995 movie

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This movie is out of continuity, which justifies why the suits are so different and the “Ninja Quest” arc isn’t the same as the show.

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Speaking of Ninja Quest, here are the Ninjetti suits the Rangers use for the third season, with Ninjor, their mentor and granter of those powers.

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2016 Comic Book

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Power Rangers has always had comic book runs (one involved none other than Steve Ditko!), but the current one is gaining more and more attention for its quality. Also, they have a crossover with the Justice League, and we got to see the Power Rangers beating up Batman. “No one can ever take them down”.

2017 movie

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This is a complete retelling of the origins of Power Rangers, and as such it’s the most different one. For instance, the beginning reveals that Rita Repulsa used to be the Green Ranger.

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ALIEN RANGERS

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The Rangers of Aquitar had their own miniseries, but they’re the only team without a proper season. Sure, except for the “new powers”. I was going to add them too, but they’ll get another article.

ZEO

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Zeo Rangers have numbers based on the shapes of their helmets: one oval, two lines, a triangle, a rectangle, a five point star and the Japanese kanji for king, which has three horizontal strokes “divided” by a vertical one, which makes six.

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Auric the Conqueror is their robotic alley.

TURBO

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Power Rangers Turbo is the only season outside Mighty Morphin’ to get a movie, and as such the only one where the events are actually canon within the story.

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Their allies are the Blue Senturion and the Phantom Ranger, a mysterious warrior whose identity was never discovered.

IN SPACE

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The Turbo Rangers became the Space Rangers. This is the final season where the previous team is carried over the next season, but not the last one with a veteran character as a Ranger.

LOST GALAXY

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Lost Galaxy is the final season to have heavy elements from the previous one taken into it. The next ones, even the anniversary ones, will have few elements.

LIGHTSPEED RESCUE

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The first season with an American exclusive Ranger, the Titanium Ranger.

TIME FORCE

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When you have two Red Rangers on a team, but the leader is the Pink one and the Yellow is the strongest one, you already get one vibe on why this is a fan favourite.

WILD FORCE

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Last season to be produced in the US: from the next one, the production is moved to New Zealand.

NINJA STORM

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The first Disney season has a team that can be divided into three. The original Wind Rangers, from the beginning.

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The Thunder Rangers, who start out evil.

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Then, the Green Samurai Ranger, which serves as a Sixth Ranger.

DINO THUNDER

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The second of three teams to be dinosaur themed, and the first since the original.

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Tommy Oliver returned to serve as a new Ranger and a team mentor. This is the last season to only have six Rangers.

SPD

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If you count in the A-Squad, then SPD has a whopping 16 Rangers who have been good at some point in one season, counting one offs.

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The Orange Ranger is a “home made” suit, and we see Sky’s father wearing a suit almost identical to the one of the Red Time Force Ranger.

MYSTIC FORCE

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Mystic Force will have the last male Yellow Ranger for more than 10 years.

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OPERATION OVERDRIVE

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The 15th anniversary season.

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JUNGLE FURY

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Jungle Fury is one of the seasons with the largest amount of heroes. Not bad, if you consider it started off with three Rangers.

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RJ is the first Purple Ranger, and he’s the team mentor.

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The Spirit Rangers are also American exclusive.

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Jarrod and Camille are bad guys who join the team in the final part of the season. Camille is the closest to a female Green Ranger.

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This is the final Disney season.

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Also, this is the last time we see an original trio, then an additional duo and then other heroes. The other ones will have the core team to be united as early as episode 2.

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(SUPER) SAMURAI

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First installment to air on Nickelodeon, it has the Rangers having an elemental secondary motif: fire, water, sky, forest, earth and light.

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MEGAFORCE

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The 20th anniversary team, which is also the first one to have two separate Sixth Rangers.

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The first one is Robo Knight.

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However, they even gain the Super Mega Mode, which grants them the abilty to use the powers of every Ranger ever. Also, in this second part, they are joined by a new Silver Ranger, Orion.

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DINO (SUPER)CHARGE

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Dino (Super)charge saw 10 Rangers in one team, but none of them was Yellow, a first for Power Rangers.

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The first half introduces the Gold, Graphite and Purple Ranger (with Albert Smith passing his powers on to Kendall Morgan. Well, actually not like that, but they’re the first and second Dino Charge Purple Rangers). On the second half, we see the Aqua and Silver Rangers.

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NINJA STEEL

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This is the current team, and will be for the next year and a half, meaning that they will be the ones celebrating the 25th anniversary.

That was just a short list, but I hope you enjoyed it. See you, next time, here, on the Empty Blog!

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