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  1. A brand new skin is now available for everyone in the skin selector as a Thanksgiving present: Breaking Sponge, a Breaking Bad and SpongeBob crossover skin! Over the past few weeks, we allowed Loyal Customers to pitch their own skin ideas, and whichever one the staff liked most would become real. @Fa's Breaking Sponge idea was the winner, so special thanks to him for the idea.
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  2. my first immediate thought upon seeing footage of this show: why do we still have 4kids productions in almost 2022
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  3. Honestly surprised there wasn't already a thread for this yet. Anyways, been seeing tons of raves (and lots of YouTube recommendations) for this lately so I guess I should give it a chance.
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  4. From what little I've seen, HGS looks...well, it's as if Dingo Pictures got a higher budget for the animation and only for the animation. And I'm being charitable with that description.
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  5. 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!
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  6. At long last, here is the long awaited next installment of "Power Rangers Multiverse Force", "The Obligatory Food Pyramid Episode", co-written by Renegade and myself. Enjoy! / 4EverGreen's Disclaimer: Due to my personal strong convictions, I wish to state that the following episode, is in no way, shape, or form, an indictment on the eating habits of Americans, or any one person and/or being in particular. This is meant to be a farce, first and foremost, and is meant to entertain (and possibly educate) readers and/or viewers if such time ever comes to pass. Hope you enjoy the episode (unexpectedly) started by Renegade the Unicorn, and finished by myself! The Obligatory Food Pyramid Episode The episode begins with the Rangers, Multiverse Force and Thunder, at the Juice Bar. Each of them had various drinks and foods; the only one missing was Lettuce. The small penguin arrived at their corner of the bar a bit later, carrying a tray with what looked like a standard twelve-inch pizza wrapped like what Blackhawk might have described as a "burrito from hell", globs of cheddar and mozzarella cheese oozing and bubbling outward from the edges. All the Rangers stared at him, mouths agape. No one said anything; that was, until Firehawk exclaimed (appropriately and profanely) "DAMN, LETTUCE!" Her tone was more out of awe and astonishment more than anything. Patsy's, on the other hand, was a far more befitting expression of horror. "What. Is. That!?" the mongoose girl whispered, her tone slowly rising into a shrill shriek as she pointed at Lettuce's monstrous meal. "Oh, this? It's just a Cheesy Blaster." the penguin replied, picking up the ' Cheesy Blaster' and admiring it in the same way one might admire the works of, say, Andy Warhol. "You take a hot dog, stuff it with some jack cheese, fold it in a pizza! You've got Cheesy Blasters!" As if to top off his reciting of this commercial jingle, Lettuce did an air guitar solo. "Uhhhh, I'm not one to talk, Lettuce, but that doesn't exactly look healthy." Pinkie said worriedly. "You might wanna be a liiiitle more careful with what you're eating." Blackhawk and Naruto looked at each other and visibly cringed. "I swear I'm getting a heart attack from just looking at that thing." Naruto whispered through clenched teeth. "Me too." Blackhawk replied as he watched Lettuce devour the Cheesy Blaster in two, maybe three bites. "Lettuce is gonna have a heart attack if he keeps this up." Usagi said. "Don't you care about your own health?" she asked the penguin. "Ah, don't worry about it, Usagi!" Lettuce reassured her. "We penguins are kept warm by our fat, so I can pretty much eat whatever I want and not have any problems whatsoever!" "...Yeah, he's gonna screw himself over." Kras'hir, in her human disguise of ' Krystal' replied, before biting into a Renaissance faire-style turkey leg. Sure enough, over the next several weeks, we see Lettuce's diet grow progressively unhealthier, all the while a famous parody by "Weird Al" Yankovic plays: "Your butt is wide, well mine is too. Just watch your mouth or I'll sit on you. The word is out, better treat me right. 'Cause I'm the king of cellulite. Ham on, ham on, ham on whole wheat, all right. My zippers bust, my buckles break. I'm too much man for you to take. The pavement cracks when I fall down. I've got more chins than Chinatown. Well, I've never used a phone booth. And I've never seen my toes. When I'm goin' to the movies, I take up seven rows because I'm fat, I'm fat, come on. (Fat, fat, really really fat) You know I'm fat, I'm fat, you know it. (Fat, fat, really really fat) You know I'm fat, I'm fat, come on you know. (Fat, fat, really really fat) Don'tcha call me pudgy, portly or stout. Just now tell me once again who's fat. When I walk out to get my mail, It measures on the Richter scale. Down at the beach I'm a lucky man, I'm the only one who gets a tan. If I have one more pie a la mode, I'm gonna need my own zip code. When you're only having seconds, I'm having twenty-thirds. When I go to get my shoes shined, I gotta take their word. Because I'm fat, I'm fat, sha mone. (Fat, fat, really really fat) You know I'm fat, I'm fat, you know it. (Fat, fat, really really fat) You know I'm fat, I'm fat, you know it, you know. (Fat, fat, really really fat) And my shadow weighs forty-two pounds. Lemme tell you once again who's fat. If you see me comin' your way, better give me plenty space. If I tell you that I'm hungry, then won't you feed my face? Because I'm fat, I'm fat, come on. (Fat, fat, really really fat) You know I'm fat, I'm fat, you know it. (Fat, fat, really really fat) You know I'm fat, I'm fat, you know it, you know. (Fat, fat, really really fat) Woo woo woo, when I sit around the house, I really sit around the house. You know I'm fat, I'm fat, come on. (Fat, fat, really really fat) You know I'm fat, I'm fat, you know it, you know it. (Fat, fat, really really fat) You know, you know, you know, come on. (Fat, fat, really really fat) And you know all by myself I'm a crowd, Lemme tell you once again. You know I'm huge, I'm fat, you know it. (Fat, fat, really really fat) You know I'm fat, you know, ho. (Fat, fat, really really fat) You know I'm fat, I'm fat, you know it, you know. (Fat, fat, really really fat) And the whole world knows I'm fat and I'm proud; Just tell me once again who's fat?" And the song ends as we cut back to the Juice Bar, where Lettuce is now unhealthily obese, as he waddles slowly and unsteadily with heavy, Darth Vader style breath to the usual table. But the mere exertion from walking causes him to pass out. The Rangers, now having to take action after Lettuce ignored their warnings, teleported to the Command Center. Omnus and Hedrian were currently working on improvements to the Thunder Zords, to better suit their new masters' abilities. When Omnus saw Lettuce, he immediately rushed over to the unconscious penguin with concern on his face. "Alpha, run diagnostics. We need to make sure Lettuce is not in critical condition." "On it." the little robot replied, pressing some buttons on a few machines. Omnus turned to Usagi. "What happened? How did Lettuce's weight get so out of control?" he asked. Usagi explained what had happened, and the Eltarian man let out a sigh of disappointment. "So Lettuce's own hubris got a hold of him. Not to worry, however. I may just have a solution to this problem." With that, Omnus left to another part of the Command Center. Meanwhile, in Queen Beryl's fortress, said evil queen was busy watching the events unfold. Ahzek Ahriman, her lover and second in command, was busy muttering ancient chaos magic incantations, and mixing up a potion for...something. So it was up to Kunzite to assist his queen in her plans, which he was all too happy to do. Upon seeing Lettuce in his current condition, a smirk of a genius idea spread across his face. "My queen, are you thinking what I'm thinking?" Queen Beryl stared at him, a brow raised. "Are you suggesting we steal energy from health-conscious humans? Do you not remember that was one of Jadeite's schemes from our first conflicts with Sailor Moon?" Ahzek says: "That was not what I was suggesting at all. That plan of Jadeite's failed for good reason if you recall. No, what I was thinking...well, this might sound rather ridiculous to you." "No plan is ridiculous if well-thought out enough." Beryl reassured him. For all her aloofness and cold-heartedness, Queen Beryl still cared about those beneath her and even against her. Kunzite could see, for a moment, a smile. Ahzek says: "Yes. Well, I was thinking: what if, instead of stealing energy from humans, we stole energy from food?" "Energy from food?" Beryl replied. "Surely you jest. Queen Metalia desires human energy, not food energy." "I do not." Kunzite said. "And I will tell you why, for my logic is sound. Sure, it may not have the same emotional connection as human energy, which is what Metalia feeds on. But if we stole energy from food, then it would be bland, tasteless and nutritionless. Humans would be susceptible to mass energy harvesting when they're weak enough from hunger. And harvesting energy from food? Surely the Rangers would think it was too ridiculous to even investigate!" Beryl pondered it over. "So, harvesting energy from food is just a front? Why did you not say that in the first place?" "Because as every good pitchman knows, you must first sell a ridiculous idea before selling a practical one." Ahzek interrupted. "Yes, exactly!" Kunzite said. Zolsite says: "I don't remember Ahzek asking for YOUR opinion!" Kunzite says: "No one ever seems to, unless Queen Beryl needs me to create another Youma, which inevitably gets destroyed! Need I remind you, it was MY idea to create the Love Bug, which is the ONLY reason why Lettuce is acting the way he is in the first place!" Ahzek says: "That's the one thing I don't understand. The Love Bug was designed to make people/beings, fall madly in love with other people and/or beings, not food. What gives?" Kunzite says: "Something I couldn't have anticipated. Apparently, Lettuce's 'Real' love for Pinkie Pie, over-rode any feelings for anyone else that the Love Bug could make him feel. So, she settled on making him fall in love with eating food. However, that oversight may work to our advantage in this case!" Zolsite groans in detest, and says: "I hate it that YOU'RE the lucky one!" Queen Beryl says: "Instead of complaining, why don't YOU make a Youma, to keep the Rangers from being distracted from stopping this evil plot of ours?!" Ahzek asks: "With Zolsite's WEAK skills, you're JOKING, right?!" Zolsite angrily asks: "What's THAT supposed to mean?!" Ahzek says: "Even when Kunzite and Zolsite worked together to create a Youma, Fruit Freak, the Thunder Rangers STILL managed to take it down, and it was ONLY their first mission! With two teams of Rangers working about, the result would be FAR worse for us! And while I don't doubt your Youma making capabilities, we CAN'T just keep making Youma forever! After all, Radiguet will eventually make his way back to Core Earth! And I can only PROTECT Queen Beryl, I can't fight a war against Radiguet and his forces for you!" Kunzite says: "So what do YOU suggest?" Ahzek says: "I, myself, will attack the Rangers and carry out this plot! Besides, with my access to powers from the Chaos Realm, I'm the ONLY one who can successfully accomplish this plot!" Zolsite says: "You DO know how dangerous it is for anyone, even YOU, to access powers to the Chaos Realm? The Chaos Realm doesn't CARE who you are, or what powers you have; they'll corrupt you all the same, and you'll lose sanity and composure, the longer you use them! You could become NOTHING but a host for a Chaos Realm demon, if you use those powers for too long!" Ahzek says: "I only need to use these powers, long enough to generate power to revive Queen Metalia! We're currently at 30% capacity for the energy needed to revive her. If I set my sights for bringing that total to just 60%, that should speed up our plans enough to revive Queen Metalia, without putting any long-term ill effects on my overall sanity and composure." Kunzite asks: "But what if BOTH teams of Power Rangers attack you?!" Ahzek, with absolute DEAD seriousness, says: "Than may SLA'NEESH have mercy on my soul, if such a thing exists! Farewell!" And Ahzek disappears in a puff of smoke! Zolsite says: "Is it just me, or are we losing hired help by the Galactic Standard Month?!" Kunzite says: "Rest assured, you'll never see ME performing NO suicide mission against the Power Rangers; Thunder OR otherwise!" / The action shifts back to the Command Center. Coop looks over the very fat Lettuce, and he says: "This is WORSE than the time Yin and Yang ate nothing but SWEETS for a month, and nearly got themselves cooked and eaten by a witch for their naivety! Or so I've heard!" Lettuce cries in anguish, and bellows: "I'm so hideous! Pinkie, how can you love a man who such a humongous FREAK?!" Pinkie says: "I've seen much worse! YOU never had to deal with Tirac, he nearly DESTROYED Equestria, and he WOULD'VE, if Discord didn't betray HIM!" Usagi says: "This is PRECISELY what happens, when you don't take care of your health!" Samson says: "He's going to have to exercise the fat off, and eat nothing but low-calorie, healthy foods, that's all there is to it. That's how I gained MY muscles!" StarHawk says: "That only fixes PART of the problem! The question is, how do we make it so Lettuce doesn't go BACK to eating unhealthy foods?" Lettuce says: "I haven't felt the desire to eat healthy foods since Love Bug tried to zap me with her love ray!" D.O.G.'s eyes light up, and he says: "Say that again!" Lettuce asks: "The part about being a humongous freak?" BlackHawk says: "No, the part where Love Bug zapped you! Queen Hedrian, how are your magic skills?! Can you diagnose Lettuce?" Queen Hedrian says: "I'm a former evil galactic conqueror! Not a dietician! But yes, I can and WILL diagnose him!" Queen Hedrian waves her wand over Lettuce's stomach, and visualizes the content of Lettuce's stomach, and everyone is SHOCKED at the image! Naruto says: "No WAY!!!!" And everyone sees a BUNCH of Love Bug viruses attacking the hormones and other cells of Lettuce's stomach, causing Lettuce to growl in hunger! Queen Hedrian rolls her eyes, and says: "Boy, if I had a dollar for EVERY TIME some brain dead idiot had the 'Bright' idea, to try to attack somebody with an eating disorder from the INSIDE of their body, I'd have at LEAST five dollars!" Pinkie says: "It's just like the time Mirror brainwashed me to crave NOTHING but sweets! A few of you remember the ordeal you had to go through in order to stop me! So, the cure should be just as simple!" Omnus says: "If only that were the case. That was a mere spell you were under, Pinkie. This is monster viruses inside of Lettuce's body. The thing of it is, HE'S hungry, but with Love Bug viruses inside of him, aggravating his body, THEY are getting ALL of the nutrients, while Lettuce gets NOTHING but the unhealthy filler!" Lettuce asks: "So, it's not my fault I'm like this?" Krash'ir says: "Oh, no! You're not getting off the hook THAT easily! You DID let your own hubris get to this point! And now, it's going to be your own possible blood, sweat, and/or tears that's going to help you get out of this, not necessarily in that order!" Lettuce asks: "Can you ask Captain Retro to train me, like he did some of you guys?" Scrappy-Doo says: "I already TRIED calling him, but apparently, he's on vacation in Albuquerque, New Mexico!" Coop is puzzled, and asks: "Albuquerque?! What's he doing in Albuquerque?!" Scrappy-Doo says: "Dang it if I know what his reason is!" Patsy says: "You mean you DIDN'T get an answer from him?!" Scrappy-Doo says: "Not exactly, but I did get SOME kind of message from him!" He holds up a vintage 2021 smart phone, and Scrappy-Doo says: "Do you want to hear the message I got?! I'll tell you the message I got!" He plays the message, and inexplicably, a snippet of Weird Al Yankovic's hit song "Albuquerque" plays! Weird Al sings: "If you'd like to make a call, please hang up and try again. If you need help, hang up and then dial your operator. If you'd like to make a call, please hang up and try again. If you need help, hang up and then dial your operator in Albuquerque. Albuquerque." Scrappy-Doo turns off the cell phone, and he says: "And THAT'S just the part of the message that was actually RELEVANT! The whole thing LASTED for like, eleven minutes or something!" Alpha 8 asks: "So, no other news from Captain Retro?" Scrappy-Doo says: "Well, he DID text me to say that he was otherwise indisposed, but he would be sending a surrogate helper to aid in helping out Lettuce." Omnus asks: "A surrogate helper? Who would THAT be?" Scrappy-Doo says: "Now that, I'm not sure. But he...she...whatever! Goes by the initials 'M. M.' as their stage name." Lettuce says: "Well THAT'S maddeningly unhelpful!" Omnus says: "In any case, someone will have to make SURE Lettuce exercises and eats right! And by 'Someone', I mean Scrappy-Doo!" Scrappy-Doo asks: "Wait! Why me?!" Alpha 8 says: "Well, we do have to send ONE team of Rangers inside of Lettuce's body, in order to fight the Love Bug viruses, and completely eliminate them! Otherwise, Lettuce will inevitably go back to eating junk food, no matter HOW strong his will power is! No offense, Lettuce!" Lettuce says: "None taken, I think!" Firehawk asks: "And what about US?! May I dare ask?!" (WHIR! WHIR!) And as if RIGHT on cue, the alarms in the Command Center go off! Alpha 8 says: "Aye-yai-yai-yai-yai! Ahzek is zapping all the food around the world with some kind of energy, but our sensors are unable to detect and lock down on it!" BlackHawk's eyes widen in horror, and he says: "I can feel that energy. That's NOT mortal energy, that's energy from the Chaos Realm!" Naruto says: "He WOULDN'T! Would he?" Patsy says: "I'm a little new here, but what's the Chaos Realm?" BlackHawk says: "It's a HORRIBLE place! The Night Master once sent me there when I was six! I only lasted the equivalent of six Core Earth minutes there, but ever since then, my body's had an energy connection to that place! Anytime someone uses energy utilizing Chaos Realm abilities, I can sense it! It's also part of the reason why I was able to seal General Krush back to the Chaos Realm in the first place! Since I had been there, I could seal IT back!" Coop says: "But the Chaos Realm can't be THAT horrible; can it?" Krash'ir says: "Well, the rest of you haven't even BEEN there! I COME from the Chaos Realm, don't tell ME what the Chaos Realm is like! You go through what Usagi and I had to go through, THEN you can tell us whether or not the Chaos Realm is THAT bad or not!" D.O.G. asks: "What DID you have to go through?" Usagi sourly says: "You do NOT want to know! Take MY word for it!" Queen Hedrian asks: "What could Ahzek POSSIBLY be thinking?!" Usagi says: "There's only ONE possible explanation; some kind of plot to speed up Queen Metalia's resurrection!" Pinkie says: "They're still ON that whole thing?!" StarHawk says: "Well, what else could it be? Their forces are formidable, but even if Queen Beryl utilized ALL her Youma forces against Radiguet, the chances that SHE could win would STILL be very slim, and that's ONLY if Radiguet HASN'T been level grinding, WHICH I highly doubt!" Patsy says: "Than Lettuce can wait until later! We'll fight Ahzek, to!" BlackHawk says: "This time is different! Ahzek is NOTHING like Love Bug or Fruit Freak! If Ahzek is willing to utilize Chaos Realm powers at the cost of his own sanity, he MUST be desperate to get Queen Metalia revived in a hurry! After all, Queen Metalia may be the ONLY being that COULD actually stand a chance against Radiguet's full power! If Ahzek gets backed into a corner, he'll get desperate. And the DESPERATE villains are ALWAYS the most dangerous villains to watch out for!" Samson asks: "So, what should we do?" Omnus says: "Thunder Rangers, you'll proceed into Lettuce's body as planned! If my guess is correct, Ahzek must be zapping the food items of Core Earth, in order to induce something similar that Lettuce is going through right now!" Coop asks: "Wait! If Lettuce is eating because he's technically NOT getting the calories, than Ahzek MUST be zapping the food items, in order to DRAIN the calories from them! Without the proper nourishment, many will panic, and that would just about DOUBLE the current energy capacity needed for Queen Metalia's revival!" Queen Hedrian looks dumbstruck, and she says: "That's...actually pretty spot-on, Coop." Coop says: "I had a VERY tough Fifth Grade course! There's no WAY I wasn't going to learn SOMETHING from it!" Krash'ir says: "Anyways, how are we supposed to fight the Love Bug viruses, anyways?" Alpha 8 pulls back a curtain, and reveals a ship that wouldn't look out of place on "Fantastic Voyage"! D.O.G. says: "WOAH! And I thought my younger brother was retro, in terms of references!" Coop says: "Billy and I modified this thing ourselves! It may look simple, but where it counts, it's REALLY got a lot! But, we're in bit of a rush; so, I suggest we get on with it!" Omnus says: "Right! Everyone except Lettuce, intercept Ahzek and stop him! Removing his ties to his Chaos Realm powers will reverse his effects! Thunder Rangers, morph, and head into the Interbody Ship! But be careful; just because the Love Bug viruses will be tiny, that doesn't make them any less dangerous! And you'll be tiny, as well!" Samson says: "Just out of curiosity, how LONG will we be shrunk? And I don't mean medically, either!" Coop says: "The Shrink Ray can keep the Interbody Ship and anyone inside of it, shrunk for one Core Earth hour! BUT...to be on the safe side, let's try and finish this in fifty-five minutes, so we're NOT pushing it! Because, if the ship were to grow back to regular size in Lettuce's body, it would break apart, EXPLODING!" Lettuce winces, and he says: "I could've LIVED, WITHOUT that unnecessary image in my head!" Krash'ir says: "I'm NOT going to let it come to that! You better believe it!" Omnus says: "Scrappy-Doo, you take Lettuce so he can get fit again!" BlackHawk says: "You might as well use Adam's gym, he gives a 10% discount to Power Rangers, as long as you have the proper identification." Scrappy-Doo says: "Well, it will cut into MY training, but I'll do it!" Omnus says: "Right! Rangers, you know what to do!" BlackHawk says: "Right! It's Morphing Time!" / A five screen-split shot of Naruto, Usagi, Pinkie, StarHawk, and FireHawk morphing is seen, followed by a solo shot of BlackHawk morphing and saying: "Power of the Sun! Gold!" / And the normal Power Rangers, minus Lettuce warp to intercept Ahzek! Queen Hedrian says: "Thunder Rangers, its your turn!" Patsy says: "Right! It's morphing time!" / Krash'ir says: “Blue Kirin Thunderzord power!” Samson says: “Red Dragon Thunderzord power!” Patsy says: “Pink Phoenix Thunderzord power!” Coop grows to FULL adult height, and he says: “Green Lion Thunderzord power!” D.O.G. says: "Yellow Korin Thunderzord power!” / They finish morphing, and Alpha 8 says: "Right! Into the Interbody Ship! Rangers, and keep your wits about you! The molecular world can be an outright nuclear nightmare if you're not careful!" Krash'ir says: "I've personally been through FAR worse, but I'll take your word for it." They enter the Interbody Ship, buckle up, and close the entrance hatch! Omnus says: "They're ready, Alpha. Shrink them now!" Scrappy says: "I sure hope the Interbody Ship's warranty will cover this!" Alpha 8 turns on a shrinking ray, and zaps the Interbody Ship until it's the size of a medicine pill capsule! Alpha 8 picks up the Ship, holds it over Lettuce's beak, and Alpha says: "Open up, Lettuce! It's time for the pill!" Lettuce says: "Barnacles, I hate the pill!" But Lettuce opens up, Alpha 8 drops the Ship into Lettuce's mouth, and the tiny ship is quickly sent through the esophagus, straight into Lettuce's stomach! Samson says: "Wow! That was a lot faster than I thought it would be!" Coop says: "It's Lettuce's hunger! He's not getting any nutrients, so his stomache is desperate to have something fill the void in his body!" A bunch of Love Bug Viruses surround the ship, and they all talk in unison, like a Hive Mind, saying: "Hello, Thunder Rangers! Remember us?!" Patsy says: "I'm not likely to forget YOU anytime soon!" The Love Bug Viruses say: "You may have destroyed our creator, but our presence is alive and well inside Lettuce! You couldn't even take on ONE of her, the last time! How will you fare against an army of us?!" D.O.G. says: "It will take a LOT more than a CHEAP shot to fight against us THIS time! We've received training from MY brother! Krash'ir, fire up this Interbody Ship and see what it can do!" Krash'ir says: "All right! But we need to be careful! Remember, we're STILL in Lettuce's body for...how long before we NEED to get out of here?" Coop says: "53 minutes." Krash'ir says: "Just until then! Let's ROCK their world!" And the Interbody Ship unveils their medicinal weaponry, in energy torpedoes and rockets, and begins zapping the Love Bug Viruses! / Outside of Lettuce's body, Lettuce says: "I'm already feeling SOMETHING happening! They must be returning my body's appetite back to normal!" Queen Hedrian says: "Good! Scrappy-Doo, can you ROLL Lettuce down to Adam's gym at once, please?" Scrappy-Doo says: "Why do I have to ROLL him?! Can't you just warp us there?!" Omnus says: "It WILL burn off some of his calories!" Lettuce and Scrappy-Doo simultaneously say: "Fine! HEY! How did YOU know I was going to say that?! And THAT?! This is weird! Antidisestablishmentarianism! Seriously?!" Queen Hedrian can't help but chuckle! Queen Hedrian says: "Sorry! That's actually pretty funny!" Omnus sighs, and says: "It's a fair cop." And Scrappy-Doo carefully rolls Lettuce down to Adam's gym. Once they get there, while Lettuce goes through a montage of diet and exercise, the Thunder Rangers go through a montage of destroying all the Love Bug viruses inside of Lettuce's body, all to the tune of Olivia Newton John's, "Physical"! / Olivia sings: "I'm saying all the things that I know you'll like, making good conversation. I gotta handle you just right; you know what I mean! I took you to an intimate restaurant, then to a suggestive movie. There's nothing left to talk about unless it's horizontally. Let's get physical, physical, I wanna get physical, Let's get into physical. Let me hear your body talk, your body talk, let me hear your body talk. Let's get physical, physical, I wanna get physical, Let's get into physical. Let me hear your body talk, your body talk, let me hear your body talk. I've been patient, I've been good, tried to keep my hands on the table. It's gettin' hard this holdin' back, if you know what I mean. I'm sure you'll understand my point of view, we know each other mentally. You gotta know that you're bringin' out the animal in me. Let's get physical, physical, I wanna get physical, let's get into physical. Let me hear your body talk, your body talk, let me hear your body talk. Let's get physical, physical, I wanna get physical, let's get into physical. Let me hear your body talk, your body talk, Let me hear your body talk. (Guitar solo) Oh, let's get physical, physical, I wanna get physical, let's get into physical! Let me hear your body talk, your body talk, let me hear your body talk. Oh, let's get animal, animal, I wanna get animal, let's get into animal! Let me hear your body talk, your body talk, let me hear your body talk! Let me your body talk, your body talk, let me hear your body talk!" / And by the time the Thunder Rangers have reduced the Love Bug Viruses to a mere five of them, Lettuce has reduced his fat, not completely BACK to his normal weight, but STILL far lighter and less wide than at his heaviest! Samson says: "All right, Love Bug Viruses, you've got one last chance to make this easy on yourself! Are you going to do this easy, or hard?" The five Love Bug Viruses simultaneously say: "The Love Bugs choose to do this...HARD!!!! I guess we'll have to get serious!" They interlock their arms together, and they say: "Group formation, HO!!!!" And the five Love Bug Viruses merge together, and grow from a 1/16th inch group of five monsters, into a (much bigger seeming to the pill sized Interbody Ship), singular six inch Love Bug parasite! The bigger sized Love Bug says: "How do you like THESE apples, Thunder Rangers? You may have been able to destroy tiny viruses of us, but you'll NEVER destroy THIS gigantic parasite!" Patsy says: "If I had a dollar for everytime a monster said, 'NEVER', before they got destroyed...well, I'm not sure HOW many dollars I'd have, but I'm SURE it would be a lot!" D.O.G. activates his communicator, and asks: "Omnus, what should we do?" Omnus says: "Put the Thunder Cannon into the weapons bay of the Interbody Ship. The Interbody Ship! The energy pulsars will supercharge the weapon, and destroy that virus once and for all!" Coop says: "On it!" The Thunder Rangers put their Energy orbs into the Thunder Cannon, and lock it into the weapons bay! The Love Bug Virus Parasite says: "What are you waiting for?! Hit me with your BEST shot!" Krash'ir says: "Be careful what you wish for! FIRE AWAY!!!!" And they fire at the Love Bug Virus Parasite, and the blast is FATAL! The Love Bug Virus Parasite says: "Looks like I bit off, more than I could chew!" And it falls over, exploding! Samson says: "That should take care of Lettuce's hunger problems!" Coop looks at the time remaining clock, and he says: "And LITERALLY not a minute to spare! Our fifty-five minutes our almost up!" So the Interbody ship zooms out of Lettuce's body, out of his beak as quick as it can, and zooms outside of Adam's gym, until it's parked into a wide enough space for the Interbody Ship to safely grow back into it's normal size! Patsy says: "That was a wild ride!...Not that I'd WANT to do it again anytime soon! But Coop, why did you want to get out of Lettuce's body in fifty-five minutes? We HAD a whole hour!" Coop says: "Simple! Because trying to cut it TOO close...!" And at that moment, the Interbody Ship (and everyone in it,) grows BACK to normal size, and onlookers are understandably surprised (though not shocked, since they've all seen FAR stranger by this point), and Coop finishes saying: "...Is for chumps!" Lettuce waddles out of the gym, and he says: "Thank you Thunder Rangers, for taking care of my problem! But, why am I still a little chunky?! I've been exercising!" D.O.G. says: "Hey! A 50 minute montage can only take CARE of so much! It will still require a little bit of work to get back to your normal weight!" Lettuce sighs, and says: "Understandable." Lettuce activates his communicator, and he says: "Talk to me Omnus, what's the situation?" Omnus says: "Lettuce, the other Power Rangers are holding their own against Ahzek, but they need your help to take them down. Thunder Rangers and Scrappy-Doo, stay on standby in case we need the extra muscle for this task!" Scrappy says: "On it!" And Lettuce says: "It's morphing time!" / Lettuce says: "Power of Jupiter! Lightning!" / And Lettuce warps, and manages to kick Ahzek RIGHT before he's about to punch Naruto! Naruto says: "You really know how to make an entrance, Lettuce! We've been having a TERRIBLE time dealing with Ahzek's Chaos Realm dark light creations!" Lettuce whips out his hammer, and he says: "Well, it's time to cut the knot!" Ahzek says: "You think THAT archaic weapon SCARES me?!" Lettuce says: "It should! Eat THIS!" And Lettuce swings down as HARD as he can! Ahzek tries to BLOCK the blow with his hands; but apparently, this is what LETTUCE was hoping for, because Lettuce confidantly says: "All right, let's see you fight now!" Ahzek says: "You've GOT it!" And Ahzek tries to zap the Rangers, but NOTHING comes out of his hands! Ahzek says: "What did you DO to me?!" Lettuce says: "The simplest thing in the world! You conduct your energy only through your hands! Physically disable them, and YOU can't use your powers anymore, meaning YOU can't keep your energy connection to the Chaos Realm, anymore!" / And sure enough, Kunzite and Zolsite watch in horror, as the gauge for Queen Metalia's revival, currently at 60% capacity, drops all the way back down to 35%! Kunzite says: "That stinking little Lettuce! And only 5% more energy obtained after ALL Ahzek's posturing?! This day couldn't get ANY worse!!!!" Than a loud thunderclap is heard, that they, Ahzek, and the Power Rangers all simultaneously hear! Zolsite, worringly, says: "It COULD get worse, and I think that it's about to!" Ahzek worringly says: "No! It CAN'T be! My calculations should've been correct! There's no WAY that a Chaos Demon could--AHHH! AHHH! AHHHH!!!!!!!" Pinkie asks: "What's happening to him?!" BlackHawk seriously says: "It's just what I was afraid of! Ahzek tapped too MUCH into the Chaos Realm! He's opened a portal, allowing a Chaos Realm to infect and take over his body!" StarHawk says: "But who would THAT be?!" Than, to EVERYONE'S surprise, Ahzek's body BREAKS apart, and reveals a familiar creature that Lettuce, Pinkie, Naruto, Usagi, and BlackHawk haven't seen for one FULL season! The reptilian-like creature, General Krush, licks his reptilian lips, and says: "Hey, BlackHawk! Remember me? Because I sure remember you!" Usagi says: "I can't BELIEVE we have to deal with YOU again! Well, BlackHawk sealed you back into the Chaos Realm once! He can do it again!" General Krush chuckles maliciously, and he says: "I'm afraid that's not going to work this time. You see, I've taken that factor into account! You see, there's a reason WHY I infected Ahzek. You see, I needed to absorb his mortal body and energy. By doing so, I have shed all traces of my connection to the Chaos Realm, weaknesses included, so you CAN'T send me back to the Chaos Realm!" Naruto says: "Than we can just simply beat you up! It would be EASY!" General Krush says: "I have no doubt you'd try! However, you are in LUCK today! I am in no mood to fight you, having just gotten here. And even if I were, I probably wouldn't be able to make full use of my powers as they are! So, I'll bide my time! And as for YOU, BlackHawk, I can't WAIT to pay you back for sealing me BACK to the Chaos Realm, so just watch yourself! We will meet again, HA!!!!" And General Krush vanishes in a black ray of light! FireHawk sarcastically says: "Anyone care to wager on WHERE General Krush has vanished to?" / The scene shifts to the Diabolic, General Krush appears, and he says: "If anyone guessed THIS place, they win! I don't know WHAT they win, but they WIN!" Kraky is startled, and says: "You! What are YOU doing here?!" Vipera says: "You are NOT welcome back here, and you know it!" Baphomet says: "You humiliated me and made a fool out of me!" Drako says: "And forced ME to work with the Power Rangers! Why do you THINK we would let you stay here?!" General Krush says: "You must forgive me. You see, it was my connection to the Chaos Realm that FORCED me to act that way! I have SHED my connection to the Chaos Realm! I have a mortal body now! True, that means I won't be able to heal as quickly or as effortlessly as I used to be able to, but NOT having to constantly kill for the Blood God on HIS whims anymore; I'd say that advantage FAR outweighs the drawbacks!" Vipera says: "But WHY would you come back here?" General Krush says: "Simple. I know that I wouldn't be welcome at Queen Beryl's. You see, I DID have to kind of absorb and kill Ahzek's mortal body, so that my body would in exchange become mortal. But I just want you to know, that I bare no ill will towards any of you for what you did against me. And to prove it, I would like to join your ranks, as a loyal general!" Kraky says: "We COULD use another soldier! With Circe gone, we could stand to have all the help that we can get!" Drako thinks about it, and he says: "All right, you're in. But you BETTER behave yourself this time! We will NOT tolerate any funny business!" General Krush smiles, and he says: "Don't worry. You'll be BEGGING to keep ME!" / At Queen Beryl's place, she is crying uncontrollably! Kunzite rolls his eyes, and says: "MAN!!!! And I thought Jaedite was bad whenever HE had a bad hair day!" Queen Beryl says: "Ahzek was my lover! My confidant! My go-to! My muse! How could I ever go on without him?!" And without missing a beat, who should warp in except Abaddon?! Abaddon says: "Hi, honey! I'm home!" Zolsite says: "Oh, right! Abaddon! The guy who for some reason, we conveniently forgot about until just now! Where have YOU been?!" Abaddon says: "Investigating the Chaos Realm, and I just discovered something SHOCKING!" Queen Beryl says: "That Ahzek's mortal life force has been stolen, and is now being used by General Krush, who has COME from the Chaos Realm?!" Abaddon is surprised, and says: "Actually, I missed that part! But, I do believe that I may have found the reason why General Krush might have done that!" Kunzite asks: "Really?! Why?" Abaddon says: "Simple. General Krush was activating on a prophecy, laid down by Aslan himself! It says; 'The year that is twenty years before the beginning of the 23rd century, will be the END of the Chaos Realm!' Next year IS the year that is supposed to happen! I mean, how else COULD Radiguet possibly be able to take out T'zeene'tch like he was NOTHING?! I'm guessing that's why General Krush chose to get out of the Chaos Realm and leave it behind! He wanted to leave, while he STILL had a chance to do so!" Queen Beryl says: "So, THAT'S why Radiguet is doing what he's doing! He believes that HE is the one, who will bring an end to the Chaos Realm!" Abaddon says: "Yes. The trouble is, I'm not sure if that will end up being a GOOD thing, or not! After all, for as long as evil has attacked the forces of good, we've always relied on the powers of the Chaos Realm, directly or otherwise! Without them, how are we supposed to fight against the Power Rangers and their ilk?!" Queen Beryl says: "Well, Radiguet obviously found a way, if he was able to successfully defeat T'zeene'tch. We'll just have to find a way of our own! And I believe reviving Queen Metalia will be our way, of severing our reliance to the Chaos Realm!" Zolsite asks: "Do you really believe we can do it?" Queen Beryl says: "I believe if we put our minds to it, we can do ANYTHING! Now, give MAMA some sugar, my love!" And Queen Beryl and Abaddon make a GHASTLY display of carnal love, and Kunzite asks: "But what about Ahzek?!" Queen Beryl increduously asks: "Ahzek WHO?!" And continues to her love-making as if it were just another Tuesday to her! Zolsite groans, and says: "Oh, boy! This is SIX years of therapy right here! I'm just going to look over THERE and--oh, look! It's a SPONGE Cake! THAT'S what I was looking for!" Kunzite says: "I SWEAR to Sla'neesh, I will LITERALLY kill myself if they EVER have kids!" / Lettuce, the Power Rangers, the Thunder Rangers, and Scrappy-Doo, all arrive at an outdoor ampitheater, where Kira Ford has often played in the past. Lettuce says: "So, thank you for, not treating me like a social pariah when I went crazy. I...promise to do my best to NOT get infected by any monster's spell or virus infection anymore in the future. That's the best that I can honestly promise." FireHawk says: "Well, I'm glad YOU had fun!" Pinkie says: "And what's THAT supposed to mean?!" FireHawk says: "I BARELY got to do anything important in this episode...of my life! Even the Thunder Rangers saw more action than ME, and they're just the Auxiliary Rangers!" Samson says: "You know we're right HERE and can HEAR every single word you're saying!" FireHawk says: "Than I don't have to repeat myself!" Lettuce says: "What I really want to know is, why did you bring me to this ampitheater?" Scrappy-Doo says: "Because Captain Retro says this is where you'll meet M.M., remember?" Lettuce says: "Well, yes. But I still don't know..." But before Lettuce can finish his thought, the lights turn on and colored spotlights focus on the center of the stage. A hole opens up, and who should rise out of it, except inexplicably, MARILYN MANSON?!!! Lettuce says: "Is that...Marilyn FREAKING Manson?!!! AHHH!!!!" And he falls on the ground in utter amazement! Patsy says: "Okay, Scrappy-Doo. Who did you HAVE to bribe to get Marilyn Manson to appear here?" Scrappy-Doo incredulously asks: "SERIOUSLY?! Why am I always the first to get blamed for everything that even LOOKS suspicious?!" Lettuce asks: "Oh, Marilyn Manson, how does a growing boy like me eat a healthy, balanced diet?" Marilyn says: "Well, Lettuce, I'll tell you; the only way I know how." And Marilyn begins singing "The Food Pyramid Song" from his appearance in the original run of "Clone High". Marilyn sings: "The ancient Pharoahs were not too bright, they say. But they made one contribution that I live by to this day; it's the food pyramid, and it's approved by the U.S.D.A. Oh, grains are the foundation, so please take my advice. Have five to eleven servings, of bread, cereal, or rice. Three to five of vegetables, and four fruits is best. Their antioxidants and fiber, help you to digest. Three servings of, yougurt, milk, and cheese, will help your bones and subsidize the cattle industries. A body needs to grow, and grow, it takes routines. That's why meat can be a tasty treat like fish or human being." Coop interjects: "Only if you're a member of the Donner Party from late 1846 to early 1847; but otherwise, it's not recommended in civilized society, or MOST societies, for THAT matter!" Marilyn sings: "When you eat your sweets, make sure you try, to limit your servings, or you'll DIE!!!! Everybody!" And everybody else inexplicably joins in singing: "My body is a pyramid, it's made of healthy food, so do what we say, eat right every day. I love you. Buy American." And everyone claps as the episode fades to black. / Episode Stinger: Scrappy-Doo meets up with Captain Retro at the Albuquerque Holiday Inn, in Albuquerque New Mexico. Apparently, Captain Retro is engrossed in playing "Dragonball Xenoverse 2" for the Nintendo Switch. Scrappy-Doo says: "Captain Retro, Lettuce is back to normal weight now! The Magi-Mother wants you to come back to Coastal Falls, now!" Captain Retro pauses the game, and he says: "It's over? That took LONGER than it ever should have! I've just finished celebrating National 'No Interfering With Power Rangers Plots' Day!" Scrappy-Doo weirdly asks: "National 'No Interfering With Power Rangers Plots' Day?" Captain Retro says: "Yeah! It's a whole day dedicated to avoiding any WERID stuff that the Power Rangers have to go through!" Scrappy-Doo screams: "A DAY?!!!! But you've been away for WEEKS!!!!" Captain Retro blushes, and says: "Yeah, well, I kind of milked it, a LITTLE!" Scrappy-Doo shouts: "A LITTLE?!" Captain Retro, exasperated, says: "Okay! I milked it a LOT! The thing of it is, it was my BIRTHDAY!" Scrappy-Doo says: "But your birthday's on August 27th!" Captain Retro says: "I don't experience time flow the same way you guys do! I'm on MY time wave length, and everybody else is on their present/future time length! And besides, weird things, tend to happen on my birthday, and I just didn't feel like dealing with the whole thing, which is why I got Marilyn Manson to do it!" Scrappy-Doo says: "So, you went on a sabbatical to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to play video games and who knows what else for WEEKS, JUST because you didn't want to deal with whatever Lettuce was going through?!" Captain Retro groans, and says: "FINE! That's what I did! I never SAID I was PERFECT, you know! But the difference is, at least I ADMIT that I'm not perfect! Also, we are NEVER to speak of this moment to Omnus, or anyone else again!" Scrappy-Doo says: "No promises!" / And the episode truly ends! / Episode Notes: The beginning of the episode, and the end of the episode prior to the stinger was written/suggested by Renegade, the middle and the stinger were written by 4EverGreen. Included songs include "Fat", a snippet of "Albuquerque", "Physical", and "The Food Pyramid Song". Ahzek is killed by an unexpectedly returning General Krush, who absors Ahzek's mortal life force in order to sever his ties to the Chaos Realm, and NOT be able to be sent back there ever again! General Krush goes to work for Vipera, due to the very reasonable assumption that he would not be welcomed in by Queen Beryl. Part of this story was inspired by "Fantastic Voyage", and the ending of the second episode of season one of the original "Clone High". No personal notes this time, because the episode has gone on as long enough as it is. Enough said, true believers!
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  7. I finally finished co-writing "Power Ranger Multiverse Force's" long-awaited episode, "The Obligatory Food Pyramid Episode", and it will be published, pending Renegade's review of it. I hope to get some more of "Total Cartoon Island Strikes Back" written up during the upcoming Thanksgiving break. Enough said for now, true believers!
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  8. "She-Bop" by Cyndi Lauper.
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