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  2. Sorry for the long delay in writing more tropes; but I'm finally back, to present some more. / Ridiculously Human Aliens: Any villain originally from the "Sailor Moon" franchise will qualify. Not only that, but Queen Galaxia; despite stated to being STRONGER and more ruthless than Queen Beryl, is a deceptively 20 year old looking blonde female, a case of "Older Than They Look". Rewarded Like A Traitor Deserves: Queen Galaxia, Kaolite, and Villuy; plan to pull this off on the Nazi Realm! Their plan, is that after they siphon off the energy from Dr. Maniac's Wormhole Creator, they will create a rift to access the Nazi Realm, kill all the Nazi leaders in power, and have Youma possess any remaining Nazis, fitting for being such traitors to human kind! Change The Uncomfortable Subject/Let Us Never Speak Of This Again: In the first part of "Back To The 1980's", Dr. Maniac pulls this off in the MOST Dr. Maniac way possible! When he speaks of how his Neo Machine Empire Gear is going to replace ALL humans with machines (an example of "Kill And Replace"), his loyal minion Farrah Cat, proved to be "Too Dumb To Live", by trying to point out that Dr. Maniac HIMSELF "Was Once A Man", only to be "Killed In Mid-Sentence" for her troubles, and Dr. Maniac just off-handed, says: "Oh look, that minion died. Kaolite and Villuy, would you clean up that mess please? I expect to continue THAT conversation NEVER!" No More For Me: In the second part of "Back To The 1980's", when Ken of the "Power Rangers Battle Fever" sees a disguised Captain Retro coming out of a Wormhole, he actually WONDERS if he's THAT drunk, and Captain Retro even ADVISES him to lay off the sauce, as it's bad for him, and makes other Russians LOOK bad! Wretched Hive: In a case of proving that Captain Retro is "Not So Above It All", the first thing he does when he arrives in New York City in December 31, 1979; is to DIRECTLY quote the original "Star Wars" film, and he says: "Mos Eisley Spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy." And he laughs to himself, and he says: "I ALWAYS wanted to say that line!" Chekhov's Gunman/Once More, With Clarity!: It turns out, Captain Retro HIMSELF turns out to be this for Diane Martin's memory of December 31, 1979! It turns out, Captain Retro's disguise, was of a 5 foot 8 inch white man with long green hair, and impossibly tacky clothes, was MISTAKEN for a parking valet, and Diane simply tossed the keys to Captain Retro without waiting to hear his explanation as to why he was there! Drives Like Crazy: Downplayed, and Justified in Captain Retro's case. As it turns out, while Captain Retro DOES have a Driver's Permit, he has never BEFORE had to deal with such traffic like in 1979 New York City; and he has to multi-task, first with informing Omnus of why Captain Retro HAS to park Diane Martin's pink limo; than having to deal with Dr. Maniac's time-traveling Mecha-Clones! Even so, Captain Retro DOES manage to actually DRIVE and park the car safely, only to prove that even Captain Retro is not immune to "Tempting Fate", as the minute that Captain Retro states that there's not a SCRATCH on the car; the final surviving Mecha-Clone BLASTS the car simply to spite Captain Retro! Calling Your Attacks: So far, this has been Naruto's strategy; a tactic THOROUGHLY deconstructed by Captain Retro! In fact, if you DARE mess with Captain Retro in anyway, don't even EXPECT to have the courtesy of Captain Retro announcing his attack WHILE he's attacking! I Have Boobs, You Must Obey/Bait And Switch: Initially, it seems like Usagi's plan to get into Studio 54 is the former trope. She flashes her assets to the two guards guarding the front door, and seems to be WILLING to let them give her pleasure, only to KNOCK the two guards out cold as soon as they get into the building, and Usagi merely opens the door for BlackHawk and StarHawk! Not Quite Herself/Alternate Identity Amnesia: Both Pinkie Pie and Naruto seem to be suffering from these tropes! Pinkie Pie doesn't even RECOGNIZE her own name (although she DOES call herself Diana MANCHOT), and wants to become a famous singer/actress/dancer, not unlike Madonna! In fact, Pinkie thoroughly PROVES she's not herself, when she decides to debut Madonna's debut single "Burning Up" early! Been There, Shaped History: Or at least, a version of history. As it turns out, the Power Rangers didn't EXACTLY travel to the past, they've traveled into a COPY of the past, in a time rift; meaning that they could potentially make ANY changes in that version of history that they want, WITHOUT having to worry about the collapse of the Space Time Continuum. And it seems that in this version of history, the moment when Pinkie Pie sings Madonna's "Burning Up", just so HAPPENS to be the time when Madonna's real-life brother, Christopher Ciccone, HAPPENS to be in Studio 54, and in a "Shout-Out" to "Back To The Future", is the one who let's Madonna HEAR her song of "Burning Up", over the telephone! One Hit KO/The Worf Effect: This is how the mysterious Emperor Catton (from "Super Sentai Dynaman"), makes his debut in the OFFICIAL "Power Rangers Universe". While the Power Rangers themselves have often had to struggle with Dr. Maniac's monsters; Emperor Catton simply one-shots Dr. Maniac's Disco Brawl Monster, proving how much stronger he is than Dr. Maniac's mechanical creations! Circular Reasoning: Even Omnus isn't immune to this! When Emperor Catton says he's no one suspicious and reveals his name, Omnus simply states: "A suspicious character WOULD say they weren't suspicious!" You Shouldn't Already Know This: A rare, non-video game example. Captain Retro HIMSELF had to check with the Akhasic Records, in order to CONFIRM that Emperor Catton's deduction of being in a time rift wouldn't affect THEIR version of history; only to realize that Emperor Catton shouldn't already KNOW that! This is what tips HIM off that Emperor Catton is NOT who he CLAIMS to be! Fan Of The Morbid: Down-played with Emperor Catton. Before he leaves, he asks the non-brainwashed Power Rangers if he can take samples of their DNA with him; just a few drops of blood! Needless to say, StarHawk is REPULSED by the offer! The Long Crawl: While the other Power Rangers get to skip STRAIGHT to Dr. Maniac's next attack, Captain Retro HAS to stay behind, due to the fact that he HAS to stay behind and make SURE Dr. Maniac DOESN'T kill an infant Radiguet, and therefore risk collapsing the Space-Time Continuum! / That's all the tropes I can think up for this time! Enough said, true believers!
  3. I'm AMAZED that it hasn't been over a month since I've LAST been here! In any case, time to list some more tropes! / And Now For Something Completely Different: The opening of "Back To The 1980's Part I" evokes this. After all, it focuses on a group of five people who seem to be completely unrelated to the Power Rangers. However, the Cold Open was necessary to show the formation of a team of Power Rangers, who will be NECESSARY for the current Power Rangers team to learn about, as they are HEADED back for that time! Take Our Word For It!: Due to not being present for the events at the end of Season One of "Power Rangers Multiverse Force", the Thunder Rangers questioned whether or not the Chaos Realm really IS as terrible as the Power Rangers say that it is, or that Usagi and Krash'ir were forced to do something THAT terrible! This is the only response they get for their questions! Fortunately, they all accept it as a valid answer. Deliberate Values Dissonance: Bound to happen, as the standards of the late 1970's through the 1980's were sadly, NOT as good as they are now! Diane Martin, to her credit, is at LEAST aware that "Society Marches On", and prepares Dan to do well, so that people like him, will be able to do BETTER in the future! I Was Quite The Looker: Diane Martin, during the opening of "Back To The 1980's Part I". When the Power Rangers meet her, she's now close to pushing 64, but StarHawk, having seen some of her historical missions via the Viewing Globe, says that she's STILL very beautiful for someone of her age. Women Are Wiser: Seems to be the case, at least for the past team of Power Rangers represented by Diane Martin. Diane Martin is a rich multi-millionaire heiress who frequents Studio 54, while Shiro is the resident genius. Ken and Dash Drew seem to DELIBERATELY check off every single stereotype for being Russian and French respectively! Dan Masao gets a pass because he just MOVED from Japan recently, and only STARTED learning English! Dan and Dash DO get better at NOT being stereotypical once they're older, as "Character Development". Locked Out Of The Loop: Unfortunately, due to the times of the late 1970's and the 1980's, the American government decided that the world was NOT ready to learn about alien threats, or about a team of Power Rangers protecting Earth from them, which is why they KEPT the missions of Diane Martin et al, a secret from the public! At least the current team of Power Rangers know about their exploits! Ethnicity Lift/Gender Flip: Happened, due to changing the source of "Super Sentai Battle Fever J", into a more Americanized version of "Power Rangers". While all the Power Rangers of that time (save for Dash Drew) have ROUGHLY the same names, Diane Martin is now a white-skinned American, Dash Drew is a White French Man, the original Battle Russia was a White Russian Male, and Shiro was a dark-skinned WOMAN from Kenya! Only Dan Masao, Maria, and Jim, kept their original ethnicity and gender, being Japanese. Related In the Adaptation: A three-fer! It's revealed that sometime between Diane Martin's team disbanding and the present day, Diane Martin and Dash Drew married, and had a child. That child grew up to be Sydney Drew of the "Power Rangers SPD". Sadly, it was revealed that Diane Martin and Dash divorced sometime in the past, and Dash reluctantly had to let Diane and Sydney, keep their last names. Art Shift: As much as there CAN be one in a literature! For the sake of a JOKE at Eris' expense, when Radiguet reveals that he plans to have a loyal monster of his give Eris back her old face, a LITERAL picture depiction of her old face is shown after said explanation, causing Eris to scream: "NOOO!!!! Where did you GET that?!" (Although to be fair, said picture seems to be a case of "Hollywood Homely", as her old face doesn't look THAT bad). Rosseau Was Right/Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Happened to Radiguet, of ALL characters! While by Radiguet was no MEANS a good day even DURING his as of yet mostly obscured "Super Sentai Jetman" days, Radiguet DID love his mother Emperess Jooza, and HATED the fact that he HAD to kill her after she went CRAZY and tried to kill him! Radiguet even BEGGED Sla'neesh to even bring back a brainwashed version of his mother back to life, only for Sla'neesh to string him along for 300 days, using him as his own SICK, depraved plaything! Needless to say, once Radiguet finds out that it was SLA'NEESH's idea to brainwash his mother against him, it sets off Radiguet's "Berserk Button"! Even Evil Has Standards: Once again, Radiguet, of ALL characters, has that! Sure, Radiguet may be an evil, galactic conqueror, but he absolutely ABHORS the fact that Sla'neesh did all MATTER of unspeakable things to him, AND the depraved thing he forced Usagi and Krash'ir to do together! Needless to say, Radiguet feels the need to MURDER all of Sla'neesh's followers save for Eris, as it's THE only way that Radiguet will be able to hold onto any semblance of sanity! As Sla'neesh finds out the hard way, Radiguet's desire is... Not Hyperbole: When Radiguet SAYS that he NEEDS to murder all of Sla'neesh's followers , it's not so much that Sla'neesh thinks its a case of "Like You Would REALLY Do It", Sla'neesh thinks that Radiguet simply can't. But Radiguet BRUTALLY deconstructs "Orcus On His Throne" and "Hard Work Hardly Works", as Radiguet powers up a GIGANTIC Death Ball, and DOES destroy all of Sla'neesh's followers except for Eris! Sla'neesh even lampshades this by saying: "Wow, I didn't think you could actually DO it!" No Holds Down Beatdown/And This Is For...!: Once Radiguet forces Sla'neesh into a mortal body in order to spare Eris' beauty, Radiguet proceeds to give Sla'neesh an old-fashioned one of these, by BRUTALLY punching Sla'neesh every time Radiguet mentions one of the "Long Laundry List Of Crimes" atrocities Sla'neesh has committed in the past! For Tranza, it's LITERALLY a case of "Pass The Popcorn". Gone Horribly Right: Sla'neesh realizes ALL too late that this is what it's actions have caused Radiguet to become. Even stating, "After the untimely death of Dark Spectre, Khorne and I dreamed of creating the most POWERFUL villain in the universe...AND we succeeded! No Kill Like OverKill: This was the ultimate fate that Radiguet gave to Sla'neesh, as Radiguet decides to unleash "More Dakka" on Sla'neesh, and SHOOTS Sla'neesh a total of 212 times (two 100 bullet machine guns, and two six bullet shotguns), and even THROWS Sla'neesh's body into a nearby star for good measure, burning him up entirely! Tranza even lampshades this by saying: "Wow! Now I know what the definition of 'Overkill' looks like!" The Password Is Always "Swordfish": It seems that Dr. Maniac isn't the ONLY villain that was inspired by "Spaceballs". Khorne decided to make the combination to de-power the Chaos Realm, as "1, 2, 3, 4, 5." Sla'neesh was even WORSE, as he LITERALLY wanted to make the password, "Swordfish!" No...Just "No" Reaction/Hitler's Time Travel Exemption Act: This is the response that Captain Retro gives to FireHawk when she asks why they simply can't just kill Radiguet as a baby, and he actually gives THREE justifications as to WHY there is a Hitler's Time Travel Exemption Act! The first one if that such a gigantic change in history could cause the Time/Space Continuum to become SO unbalanced, it could collapse in on itself and destroy ALL sentient life! The second justification is that even if reality DIDN'T collapse in on itself and successfully manage to create an alternate timeline, the chance is STILL too high that it would cause something like, Nazi's NOT existing, but something WORSE taking their place! In other words, "Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!" And the third, most important justification is that FireHawk is talking about killing a baby, who from his viewpoint, hasn't DONE anything yet! When FireHawk doesn't get it, that's when Captain Retro says... And That's Terrible: Captain Retro points out that SUPPOSING everyone had access to time travel, and decided to "Ret-gone" somebody out of existence just because they COULD! Not only could they accidentally erase THEMSELVES out of existence, the logistical nightmare of trying to manage the historical changes would be too much for even Captain Retro and the other Guardians to handle! Skewed Priorities: Even Diane Martin didn't seem immune to this, as she was more worried about the structure of her CAR, as opposed to the safety of the guy actually driving it! Radiguet gets this to, but when the brainwashed Maria points out there would be no benefit to Radiguet murdering all of Sla'neesh's followers, Radiguet responds to it, by using "Insistent Terminology", and calling it a "Public Service". / That's all the tropes I can think up of for now. Enough said, true believers!
  4. Hopefully, now that I have control over this series, maybe tropes will be written more often! Anyways, here are some more for you! / The Bus Came Back: In a totally unexpected case, this happened for former one-shot monster, General Krush! In this case, he deliberately exploited Ahzek utilizing Chaos Realm powers, as a portal to allow himself to hijack General Krush's body, steal his mortal life-force, and transfer Ahzek's mortal life-force into his own body, severing his ties to the Chaos Realm, and making it so he can't be sealed back into the Chaos Realm again! However, instead of engaging in a fight right then and there, he opts for a... We Will Meet Again: A justified one on General Krush's part. In the first place, he didn't feel like fighting the Power Rangers right than and there. Secondly, he was pretty sure that even if he WAS, he wouldn't have full access to his powers, due to having just acquired a mortal life-force from Ahzek, so he instead pulls a "Villain, Exit Stage Left", and vows to fight the Power Rangers another day. What Happened To The Mouse?: Taken to RIDICULOUS extremes in "The Obligatory Food Pyramid Episode". Despite Queen Beryl having ALWAYS been in love with Abaddon before, she seems to have completely forgotten him with the appearance of Ahzek. But after Ahzek gets killed, Abaddon comes back, having revealed to have been investigating the Chaos Realm. Zolsite even LAMPSHADES this by saying: "Oh yeah. The guy we conveniently forgot about until just now has come back." Ironically, this happens to Ahzek himself as Queen Beryl COMPLETELY forgets about Ahzek's demise, despite "Inelegant Blubbering" over him just moments earlier, and proceeds to making carnal love with Abaddon! The Prophecy: It's revealed in "The Obligatory Food Pyramid", that the reason Radiguet is making all his moves, is because of a prophecy passed down by Aslan himself, saying that the Chaos Realm WILL come to an end in the year that is 20 years before the start of the 23rd century, with next year (in-story) being that year! In other words, Radiguet is trying to ensure a "Self-Fulfilling Prophecy," by making it come to pass. The Diet Episode: Inevitable in "The Obligatory Food Pyramid Episode". It is unique, that it wasn't ENTIRELY Lettuce's fault, but the Love Bug Viruses that infested him in "Yes, Destiny!" However, he doesn't get off the hook, as it WAS his hubris that allowed for him to get so fat, and necessitating a need to go on a diet in the first place! Reality Ensues: Downplayed in "The Obligatory Food Pyramid Episode", but it counts. Despite going through an exercise montage for 50 minutes, while it DOES slim down Lettuce's body weight and mass considerably, it doesn't get him COMPLETELY back to normal weight, as Scrappy-Doo reminds him that he's only BEEN exercising for 50 minutes! Presumably, because it WAS Adam's gym (a former Power Ranger), Lettuce got much faster results than usual. Also, despite the Interbody Ship supposedly being able to stay shrunk for a full hour, Coop STILL insists that they make their mission only 55 minutes, and they make it out with not even one minute to spare for the fifty-five minutes! When asked why Coop wanted to get them out earlier than a full hour, Coop in the middle of stating his reason, the Interbody Ship, and the Thunder Rangers, grow back to normal size, proving that you should ALWAYS assume that you have less time than what it actually SAYS you have! Evil Is NOT a TOY: Boy, did Ahzek find this out the HARD way! Despite INSISTING that he was only going to utilize Chaos Realm powers enough so that it would ONLY double the energy needed for Queen Metalia's revival, after fighting with the Power Rangers, and having his hands broken, Ahzek finds himself unable to resist General Krush's unexpected return, and is killed for his careless toying with the Chaos Realm powers! Screw This, I'm Out Of Here: Implied to be the reason why General Krush TOOK the opportunity to steal Ahzek's mortal life-force, in order for General Krush's body to become mortal, and thus NOT being able to be sealed back to the Chaos Realm. Apparently, not only had General Krush grown tired of having to act on the whims of the Blood God, he is fully aware that the Chaos Realm is going to come to an end in just a year, so he took the opportunity to get out of the Chaos Realm while he still could. Gender Confusion: Part of the running gag with Marilyn Manson. When Scrappy-Doo first describes the singer, Scrappy can't tell if Marilyn is a man, a woman, or even HUMAN! (For the record, he's a guy). This is alleviated as soon as Marilyn makes his appearance, and they address him with male pronouns. At Least I Admit It: In the episode stinger, when Scrappy-Doo confronts Captain Retro, Captain Retro tells Scrappy, that the former NEVER said he was perfect, but at least he ADMITS that he's not perfect! He also tells Scrappy in no uncertain terms, that they are to "Let Us Never Speak Of This Again" to Omnus or anyone else. Scrappy makes no promises. I'm Standing Right Here!: When FireHawk is "Leaning On the Fourth Wall", and complaining about the fact of how LITTLE a role she played in "The Obligatory Food Pyramid Episode", she complains that even the Thunder Rangers had more to do than SHE did, and they're just the Auxiliary Rangers! Samson states that they're right THERE and can HEAR every single word she is saying! FireHawk than adds that she DOESN'T have to repeat herself! Why Would Anybody Take Him Back?: Justified, in regards to General Krush, when he goes to offer his services to Vipera. The last time Vipera et al., had to deal with him, he went crazy, trashed their base, humiliated Baphomet, and forced Drako to work with the Power Rangers (in a case of "Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking"). General Krush says that the only reason he did that, was basically a version of "Gollum Made Me Do It". The Blood God was controlling him, so General Krush had no control of his actions, which is one of the reasons General Krush HAD to take a mortal's life-force (Ahzek's), for himself, in order to sever his ties to the Blood God. General Krush admits that this will mean his healing factor will be significantly reduced, but feels that the advantage of NOT having to answer to the Blood God, FAR outweighs the drawback. / That's it for these tropes for now. Enough said, for now!
  5. I'm sorry for the LONG, dry spell of this Club, but I have thought of a NEW topic to share with you! For the series of “Power Rangers Multiverse Force,” several writing tools have been used to make the stories be more interesting. The website TV Tropes, fittingly call them Tropes, and Tropes are Tools, as they are fond of saying. Here is a handful of Tropes that I have noticed that this series has used; followed by examples of when the Trope was used. If there are any more Tropes out there that I have happened to miss, please be sure to add it to this topic discussion! Valid, in universe examples ONLY; please and thank you! / http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AbsurdlySharpBlade : Both BlackHawk's Electric Sabre and the Power Sword of the Multi-Megazord count as this. Not only is BlackHawk able to beat Baphomet relatively EASILY with his sword; the Power Sword has been shown to be able, to take down nearly ANY enemy that comes across it's path! One time villain Mustang Sally tried to No Sell the Power Sword's ability with her tough hide, but the Rangers used the V Blast attack to give the Power Sword a SUPER charge (taken to eleven), and they were able to beat HER, to! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ActionGirl : Applies to Usagi, Ebony, and Undyne. Villain examples include Vipera, Scorpina (one time boss), Mirror, and Amazoness. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AloofAlly : BlackHawk, Bash, and Smash initially, started off as this. While BlackHawk was quicker to warm up to the main Rangers, eventually getting to the point where he BECAME a Ranger himself; Bash and Smash have been slower to become, proper allies. Justified for those two, however, as unlike BlackHawk and the Rangers, they don't have exceptional fighting skills or any special powers. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AlwaysOnDuty : No matter what time of day, or where ever the Rangers are, they ALWAYS have to be prepared to jump into duty! Whether it's at night, whether it's at school, or whether they're going on a trip to help somebody! Sooner or later, someone ALWAYS sends a Monster of the Day that they have to fight and destroy! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AnAssKickingChristmas : The Rangers even managed to fight a monster around Christmas time, in “The Fight Before Christmas.” http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BeastInTheMaze : Subverted in the episode “Pump It Up,” because the Rangers actually had to FIND and BEAT Emperor Sphinx when he tried to trap them INSIDE of a maze, in order to ESCAPE from it! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BloodlessCarnage : Usually played STRAIGHT, most of the time! The battles the Power Rangers fight, usually end up with the monsters getting destroyed in this fashion. There have and CAN be EXCEPTIONS to this rule! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BodyguardBabes : Fuhrer Saturn's forces are comprised ENTIRELY of these! Most notably, Amazoness, Galaxy Lightning, and the Zero Girls! Queen Hedrian's servants, Keller and Mirror, can also count as this. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BondOneLiner : The Rangers will sometime use these after defeating a bad guy. One particularly famous example, is after defeating Monster of the Day Octhulu. Naruto says: “I know what we're having for dinner tonight; calamari!” http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BottledHeroicResolve : Used in “Orange Crush: Part II”. When the Rangers were getting worn down in their fight, Sans came along and gave them a special kind of Orange Crush, to bring them back to full fighting strength! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BreakTheBadass : The whole point of General Crush was to BREAK the Power Rangers and the forces that Emperor Diabolica and Queen Hedrian had, up to that point. Thankfully, BlackHawk managed to take a level in awesome just in time, and using his new found Ranger powers, managed to deal a non-fatal ending to General Crush by banishing him BACK into his own dimension! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CarnivalOfKillers : Invoked by Queen Hedrian when she unleashed her gauntlet, in a DESPERATE attempt to destroy the Rangers! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CurbStompBattle : While this usually applies to how the Rangers are able to beat all of the Monster's of the Day that they have to fight; the Rangers themselves ended up being on the receiving end of one during their fight against General Crush! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/EducationThroughPyrotechnics : No matter where the Rangers go, or who they fight, ALWAYS expect a big explosion or several whenever they deal with a bad guy that they are fighting against! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FighterLaunchingSequence : Most battles against the Monster of the Day, usually climax with the zords being summoned and forming into the Multi-Megazord. While Transformation is USUALLY a Free Action, there HAVE been a FEW Monsters who were Genre Savvy enough to TRY to attack the zords BEFORE they can combine! Thankfully, Ebony and BlackHawk usually use their auxiliary zords to keep the monsters busy while the main zords form into the Multi-Megazord! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/INeedNoLadders : Applies to BlackHawk, as he can fly anywhere he wants to go to. Also applied to Baphomet, at least BEFORE he lost his wings! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/IndyPloy : According to BlackHawk in “All is Fair, or Not!”; this is how the Rangers almost ALWAYS fights the bad guys, especially when they have to do it WITHOUT morphing and revealing their secret identities! / Sans asks: “How are you going to fight these guys?” BlackHawk says: “The same way we ALWAYS do; improvise our way out of it!” Ebony asks: “We do that?!” BlackHawk says: “Yes we do, ALL the time!” http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/IneffectualDeathThreats : The Monster of the Day; or sometimes one of the main villains themselves; usually make death threats to the Rangers. As of episode 28, they have YET to actually be able to KILL someone important! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/InnocuouslyImportantEpisode : “Pump It Up; The Fight Before Christmas; Origins; Virtual Insanity; Hot-Blooded;” and “Wooly Bully” all count as this; as either characters, elements, or important developments occur in these episode that end up having important ramifications in later episodes of the series. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/InstrumentOfMurder : In “The Drums of War;” this trope ended up being the primary mode of attack for the two monsters in this episode, using drums as a method of attack! This even carried over into the Megazord fight, when the two monsters were magically combined into one! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/JustBetweenYouAndMe : In “Virtual Insanity,” Vipera did this with the Power Rangers, when she told them how she had aspirations of using the Macguffin/ Chekhov's Gun, the Orange Ruby; for her OWN ends, rather than hand it over to her boss, Emperor Diabolica. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ManOnFire : More like Monster on Fire, but it still counts. In “Hot-Blooded!;” Monster of the Day Magmanificent's entire premise was being a monster made out of hot lava! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MissionBriefing : Often, Omnus and Alpha 8 will inform the Rangers of the current threat that is threatening Coastal Falls or wherever the Rangers happen to be; and will even offer helpful advice to them over the communicators if they need it. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MonumentalDamage : Done by General Shogun in “Orange Crush: Part I”; he destroyed Devil's Tower in order to free the long dormant, Spinosaurus zord. Ends up counting as a “Nice Job of Fixing it, Villain!”; as the Spinosaurus zord ends up being the final piece NEEDED to complete the Velociraptor Multi-Ultrazord! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MostDefinitelyNotAccompanyingUs : BlackHawk attempted this with Bash and Smash in “All is Fair, or Not!”; but Bash and Smash did a No Sell of BlackHawk's explanation, and they ended up going with him anyways. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MyNameIsInigoMontoya : Often done by BlackHawk in his earlier appearances. This trait has lessened over time, however. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/NiceJobFixingItVillain : In “Heightened Anxiety,” General Skeleton tried to defeat Lettuce by using his fear of fights, but ended up CURING it! / In “Orange Crush: Part I;” both General Shogun (and more successfully, Vipera), tried to use the Spinosaurus zord for their own evil ends; but by taking the zord to the battlefield of the city; it ends up making it easier for BlackHawk to change it's alliance from evil to good, and gain control over it with his new Ranger powers! / A darker example, Greater Scope Villain Radiguet has PURPOSELY set up two scenarios so far, for Emperor Diabolica's forces and Queen Hedrian's to undergo and fail! Although, this could have to do with Radiguet's philosophy that he's the Only One Allowed to Defeat the Rangers! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou : This is the personal philosophy of Emperor Diabolica and Queen Hedrian; that only THEIR forces are allowed to defeat all of the Power Rangers! More darkly, this is the philosophy of greater scope villain Radiguet, who is USING their various plots to break down a force field made of Applied Phlebotium; protecting Core Earth FROM Radiguet himself! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PunchPunchPunchUhOh : In “Orange Crush: Part I;” Drako's Monsters, Baphomet, Vipera, Mirror, and the Power Rangers (except for BlackHawk), all experience this when they try to fight General Crush, only for General Crush to No Sell all of their various attacks. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheRadioDiesFirst : It's actually an Intercom, but it still counts. In “Wooly Bully;” Demon King Banriki (possessing Woolbur Fleecely), shoots at the Intercom which is making an announcement. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ResignationsNotAccepted : An unwritten rule for the minions of Emperor Diabolica and Queen Hedrian. The only (accepted) way of getting out of working with them, is to meet your demise at the hands of the Power Rangers. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SaveTheVillain : More like spare the villain, but it still counts. In “Wild Horses,” after BlackHawk thoroughly trashes Baphomet and moves in to finish him, Baphomet BEGS to surrender, and pleads for BlackHawk to SPARE his life! BlackHawk reluctantly does so, but warns Baphomet to NOT go back on his word! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ScrewThisImOuttaHere : Done by the Zero Girls, in “Wild Horses.” They flew the coop when they grew tired of having their butts handed to them by the Power Rangers! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SicEm : Pulled by Queen Hedrian in “Orange Crush: Part II”. No sooner do the Rangers finish taking care of General Crush, than does Queen Hedrian send 20 monsters AND General Shogun after the Rangers! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/StealthHiBye : A villainous version is pulled by General Crush in “Orange Crush: Part I”. When Mirror POSES as General Crush, and brags about her strength, General Crush moves to her SO fast; that only BLACKHAWK is able to physically SEE, General Crush actually MOVING! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat : A running gag with Sans, is that he will often be working in a different job or skill, with little to no explanation as to how he GOT the job or knows the skills FOR the job; and it somehow USUALLY coincides with something the Rangers are concerned with, anyways! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SupernaturalMartialArts : Power Rangers BlackHawk, Naruto, and Usagi are able to fight with these types of skills; although BlackHawk seems to be the most proficient at it, having used these skills more often and with a greater degree of effectiveness. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheyHaveTheScent : One of the abilities that D.O.G., has, is his ability to smell when something is wrong with someone, or if something has a 'Stench' that 'Does not smell right.” http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/UnderestimatingBadassery : The common fate of the Monsters of the Day facing the Power Rangers. Surprisingly subverted by Greater Scope Villain Radiguet, who seems to actually be COUNTING on the Rangers to RUIN the plans of Emperor Diabolica and Queen Hedrian! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/UnstoppableRage : In “Orange Crush: Part I”; when BlackHawk first transforms into the Spinosaurus Orange Power Ranger, his power enabled him to fight General Crush and vanquish him easily! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WeaponizedCar : In “Get Your Motor Running”; five of the Rangers get weaponized vehicles to help them take down some of the bad guys. The vehicles can even combine into a miniature Megazord to fire a super-powerful blast of energy! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MeaningfulName : Lettuce, Pinkie Pie, Ebony, BlackHawk, Vipera, Kraky, Demon King Banriki, Mirror, and General Shogun all have meaningful names, as well as MANY of the monsters that Emperor Diabolica and Queen Hedrian send after the Power Rangers. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RoyalBlood : Implied with Emperor Diabolica and Demon King Banriki; confirmed with Queen Hedrian, as she is the youngest daughter of Master Vile and the younger sister of the formerly evil Empress, Rita Repulsa. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SecretTestOfCharacter : It is revealed to BlackHawk by D.O.G., in “Virtual Insanity,” that the Orange Ruby is a Secret Test of Character. It only offers its TRUE strength to someone who is good and pure of heart. Anyone who is less than noble who tries to claim it, end up going mad with insanity, and driven to thoughts of greed and evil, in trying to keep the power of the Orange Ruby for themselves! http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TruthInTelevision : At the end of “All is Fair, or Not!;” and “Wooly Bully;” the Power Rangers speak directly to the audience to talk about the truth of certain matters (in each case, eating healthy and bullying respectively), in order to provide the viewers with some truth in television. / I think that's good enough to start off with. I will probably come up with some more once I have the time! Enough said!

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