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Wow! Personally, I never thought this series would utilize so MANY tropes, it would get to the point where we started a brand new PAGE of examples, but here we are! Here is another batch of tropes this series has utilized at one point or another in this series. I hope you enjoy reading them, as much as I did writing and researching them. /

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PinocchioSyndrome: One interesting variation of this happened in “Power Rangers Multiverse Force” season 2. The first time that D.O.G., an Eltarian canine saw Captain Retro, who was ALSO an Eltarian canine but anthropomorphic, D.O.G., wished that he could be an anthropomorphic canine the same way that Captain Retro was. In “Shock the Monkey!”, he unexpectedly got his wish, when he was FORCIBLY transformed by Psygorn, using one of Doctor Maniac's sinister inventions! Psygorn had attempted to turn D.O.G., into an evil monster, but because of D.O.G., having a unique alien biology, all it did was turn him anthropomorphic, and give him the ability of speaking English without needing an electronic dog collar.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The Hawkians, namely BlackHawk and StarHawk, can be considered this. The former before he even found OUT he was a Hawkian! Abby Little is also this to, albeit, somewhat reluctantly and not ALWAYS for the same reason. So far, Coop has subverted this trope, although he HAS expressed interest in wanting to join IN on the fights with the Power Rangers! The Taurans and the Vyram (Radiguet's race), can be considered to be DARK versions of this trope!

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RetGone: Arguably, could be seen as the reason WHY both Scorpina and Tor, just suddenly disappeared sometime during season two of “Mighty Morphing Power Rangers.” It's because, as explained in the episode of “Hot-Blooded!”, Naruto and BlackHawk had to travel to the year of 1995 (“It Makes Sense in Context”), and had to fight with Tommy, Adam, and Billy, in order to take down Scorpina! The only way they could do that, was by sacrificing Tor, to blow itself up in order to destroy Scorpina. Therefore, the reason WHY this event wasn't explained DURING “Mighty Morphing Power Rangers”, and wasn't explained UNTIL BlackHawk and Naruto had actually DONE the event, is because from THEIR perspectives, they HADN'T accomplished their task yet, and any prior knowledge that they had done so, might have affected the outcome of that battle!

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PortalToThePast: This is how the Power Rangers travel to the past in “Return of the Green Ranger Part I-III”, Kimberly in “Wild West Rangers Part I-II”, the entirety of “Power Rangers Time Force”, “Reinforcements From the Future Part I-II”, “Wormhole”, and “Hot-Blooded!” in “Power Rangers Multiverse Force” itself! With the exception of “Wormhole”, all of the above examples operate on http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SanDimasTime, meaning that any amount of time spent in the past, will be the SAME amount of time that passes in present time, from when the Rangers initially went into the past in the first place!

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ScaleOfScientificSins: By the time season two of “Power Rangers Multiverse Force” has started, Doctor Maniac has already gotten to violating the first 3.2 sins of science, with every FULL intention of VIOLATING all seven of them! Of course, thanks to various elements of “Warhammer” having made its way to “Power Rangers Multiverse Force,” forces that Doctor Maniac cannot possibly HOPE to comprehend, have already BEAT him to violating all seven scientific sins LONG before he ever could!

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SomeKindOfForceField: Justified two times so far in “Power Rangers Multiverse Force.” The first case involves a magical Force Field which is POWERFUL enough to keep Radiguet from being able to PHYSICALLY enter Core Earth in his OWN body, but sadly can't prevent OTHER forces of evil from being able to pass through it un-harmed, which Radiguet uses to his FULL advantage in order to BREAK the Force Field from the INSIDE! The second time was in “Vision Quest Part I: Head Games”, where BlackHawk accidentally ran into one, set up by psychic girl Alma (acting on the orders of Radiguet, posing as T'zeen'tch), to PREVENT the Power Rangers from RUINING his plans to early! The Power Rangers manage to break it by combining all of their fire-power at once, but Alma succeeds in bringing Radiguet to Core Earth, to temporarily inhabit Ace's body anyways.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ClosestThingWeGot: Played for laughs in the Christmas special, “The Fight Before Christmas”, BlackHawk suggested that Toby could act in a Christmas play production of “A Christmas Carol”. When BlackHawk asks Toby if he can fill in for the actor who was SUPPOSED to play Ebenezer Scrooge, and whether or not Toby had ever acted before, Toby replies: “I once played a tree in an elementary school play once.” And BlackHawk replies: “Close enough!”

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AliensAndMonsters: Perhaps an easier question to answer is, when is this trope NOT in effect in “Power Rangers”?! So far, the biggest examples are “Power Rangers Zeo” (where sentient machines were the biggest threat), and “Power Rangers Time Force”, where they had to deal with rogue mutants, and robot machines.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WeirdScience: Thanks to the presence of Billy, Alphys, and Doctor Maniac as a dark example, you can expect this trope to pop up with a dependable amount of regularity on season two of “Power Rangers Multiverse Force”.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TalkingInYourDreams: This is one of Captain Retro's abilities. In “Vision Quest Part I: Head Games”, he reveals that when he sleeps, he is able to see the dreams of others, and talk with the mental representation of the one who is dreaming them; in this case, BlackHawk. Captain Retro informs BlackHawk that while he has the ability to talk to others in their dreams, he can NOT control, what it is they are dreaming about. And BlackHawk was dreaming about Ace being brought back to life! Which soon became very true, in a very DARK matter!

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/VirtualTrainingSimulation: This is what the Holodeck on “Power Rangers in Space”, and the Virtual Simulation Planet in “Power Rangers Multiverse Force”, are all about. It provides the Power Rangers training experiences in a controlled environment, with adjustable difficulty levels, and customizable experiences. In the case of the latter, it can also provide access to the Morphing Grid, seen in “Virtual Insanity!”, and can also serve as a portal into the past, seen in “Hot-Blooded!”

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/UpliftedAnimal: Happened to D.O.G., and Captain Retro. D.O.G., was originally just fitted with a http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TranslatorCollar, so that he could speak English like a human. Later, he was scientifically transformed into being anthropomorphic, and gained the ability to speak English without the need for an electronic collar. Captain Retro became an anthropomorphic canine, gained the ability to speak English, and got many super-powers, thanks to the magic of the Magi-Mother. Due to being from different dimensions, it is unknown whether this trope can apply to Pinkie Pie, Lettuce, or anyone featured from “Camp Lazlo.”

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TimeStandsStill: One of Alma's psychic powers, is that she can artificially make time APPEAR to stand still, and can mentally FREEZE people still, revealed in “Vision Quest Part I: Head Games”. As it turns out, if she doesn't REMEMBER to mentally reinforce her mental freezing constantly, than someone with sufficiently ENOUGH power can BREAK her mental freezing, as Radiguet did in “Vision Quest Part II: Orange Sunset.”

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DoABarrelRoll: This trope was referenced as a cool thing to do, in a dream that Lettuce had, in “Heightened Anxiety”.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheFightingNarcissist: Greater-scope villain Radiguet DEFINITELY fits this trope! For example, in “Land of Confusion: Part I”, when BlackHawk manages to make a SUCCESSFUL attack on Radiguet's FACE, Radiguet royally FREAKS out, and decides he needs to kill BlackHawk EXTRA painfully, as a form of disproportionate retribution!

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: In “Vision Quest Part II: Orange Sunset”, this is what happened to FireHawk, when Super Psycho Zero Girl 01, stabbed FireHawk with an energy spear, which eventually led to the death of FireHawk. Not too much later in the same episode, BlackHawk managed to do this to Super Psycho Zero Girl 01, by stabbing her with his Electric Saber and making it a https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ArmorPiercingAttack in the process, but she used all her available energy, to try to pull an “I'm Taking You With Me,” on BlackHawk! Although she succeeded in destroying BlackHawk's Orange Spinosaurus Ranger powers, BlackHawk himself survived the attack.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/NoSell: This is what the Multi-Megazord (with only a few exceptions), and the Ultra Multi-Megazord (with no exceptions), are able to do to all of their enemies attacks! Radiguet (when he is in his own body), is able to do this with almost ALL individual attacks aimed AT him! It usually requires a COMBINED effort to even hurt him a little, and even THEN, he usually takes the attack with no more than a charred hand for all the effort required!

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WarGod: If the Blood God of Chaos, Khorne, doesn't qualify for this trope, nobody does! And even though only Radiguet HIMSELF, calls himself a God, he still likes to think of himself as qualifying for this trope!

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/UnblockableAttack: Out of all the attacks featured on “Power Rangers Multiverse Force”, only the Ultra Multi-Meagzord's firing full arsenal attack (which is also a case of, https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill) is TRULY unblockable! Only Radiguet ever TRIED to defend himself from the onslaught in “Land of Confusion: Part II”, and the force STILL forced him to revert back to his normal form! Whereas Emperor Diabolica was warped away to the Chaos Realm, before the attack could actually hit him, in “Laughter of the Thirsting Gods: Part II”!

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SanitySlippage: One of the things that Kras'hir has to constantly worry about, is the fact that if she doesn't satisfy her blood lust for Khorne, the Blood Chaos God, than she will slip into this, to the point where she WON'T be able to distinguish friend from foe! Usagi also initially had to worry about this in season 2, until FireHawk severed her link to Khorne, the Blood Chaos God.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: “Word of God,” is, Captain Retro has this phobia, only with bees instead of snakes!

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WeHaveReserves: Doctor Maniac's attitude towards the Power Rangers attempting to stop his evil plans. Kind of justified, since he DOES have cloning technology, and can simply re-clone any of his mooks, any amount of times that he wants to.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WeAreNotGoingThroughThatAgain: In the episode, “Follow You, Follow Me”, this was one of Doctor Maniac's reasons for NOT wanting to partner up with the alternate dimension Nazi's from the Nazi Realm dimension (despite the fact that they could arguably seen as a https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BadassArmy for having completely conquered over their entire realm!) In the first place, he didn't like working with them at ALL! In the second, he felt that past teams of Power Rangers (namely, the first ACTUAL team, the “Power Rangers Valor Force”, and the fifth ACTUAL team, the “Power Rangers Solar Force”), had already PROVED that an evil legion of Nazis, was no match for a team of Power Rangers!

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ViolationOfCommonSense: Anyone who personally witnessed Slaneesh FORCE Usagi and Kras'hir to make intimate love to each other in “Laughter of the Thirsting Gods: Part I”, was a big example of this. The only reason this is a Justified action, is the fact that Slaneesh is the Depraved Chaos God of Pleasure, and “It Amused Him.” Also, the marriage between StarHawk and her sister, FireHawk, was seen as this to a somewhat lesser extent.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/VampiresAreSexGods: It has been largely hinted at that Ebony has utilized this trope to get people to sleep with her! Justified in the fact, she IS actually a quarter-vampire!

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ActualPacifist: So far, Lazlo and Sally Anne are the only characters who can actually be said to qualify as this trope, since they've never actually hurt anyone, not even out of retaliation!

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AlwaysSecondBest: This is the way Queen Hedrian felt that everyone else thought of her, in comparison to her older sister Rita Repulsa, prior to Queen Hedrian's “Heel-Face Turn” in “Follow You, Follow Me.” Ironically enough, in “Land of Confusion: Part I”, Queen Hedrian's father Master Vile, actually told Queen Hedrian herself, that he ALWAYS thought of her as the more EVIL daughter!

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Thankfully, subverted by Coop. He is intelligent enough to help out Billy and Alphys in redesigning the personal vehicles of the Power Rangers in season two, and it has been hinted at that he is more than capable of holding his own in a fight.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ArrestedForHeroism: This happened to Usagi and Kras'hir in “Cosmic Guardians: Part II”! Justified, because it was actually a bad guy POSING as the President of Core Earth, who did the arresting!

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BabyTalk: This is how Usagi and Kras'hir usually talk to their adopted daughter, Sally Anne. Justified, as she IS only three years old.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BenevolentBoss: Technically speaking, both Zordon and Omnus can be seen as one (even if they themselves wouldn't call themselves a boss).

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BigBadWannabe: Louie Kaboom was a short-lived one in “Power Rangers Zeo”. He briefly took over the Machine Empire until a suicide battle LITERALLY blew up in his face in a Megazord battle! Darkonda was this to Dark Specter in “Power Rangers in Space”. Although Darkonda succeeded in delivering the fatal blow to Dark Specter, Dark Specter managed to use the last of his life force to take down Darkonda with him! Deviot was this to Trakeena; and in an unusual bit of irony, his ultimate fate ended up being merged WITH her, leading to a transformation where Trakeena “Came Back Wrong”. Frax could be seen as this to Ransik, in “Power Rangers Time Force”. Zeltrax could be seen as this to Mesogog in “Power Rangers Dino Thunder”. Jarrod is an unusual case, in the fact that although he was physically and TECHNICALLY the Big Bad for most of “Power Rangers Jungle Fury”, he ended up just being the human vessel for Dai Shi, the true big bad of that season! Vrak and Prince Vekar, are this to Emperor Marvo in “Power Rangers Megaforce” and “Power Rangers Super Mega Force” respectively. For “Power Rangers Multiverse Force” examples, Demon King Banriki was this to Queen Hedrian. Vipera was this to Emperor Diabolica, and she actually SUCCEEDED in becoming the “Dragon Ascendent”, when she became the new ruler after Emperor Diabolica escaped into the Chaos Realm. And Psygorn (unknown to Doctor Maniac), is this to Doctor Maniac! Arguably, Emperor Diabolica, Vipera, Doctor Maniac, and Queen Beryl, are all THIS compared to Greater-scope Evil Radiguet!

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BigDamnHeroes: BlackHawk pulled one of these moments in “Orange Crush: Part I”; Captain Retro pulled one in “Land of Confusion: Part I”, and Woolbur Fleeceley pulled one in “Vision Quest Part II: Orange Sunset”.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BiggerIsBetterInBed: This is Ebony's attitude towards her preference in regards to a guy's 'size'. So far, she counts BlackHawk as the biggest AND best experience she has ever had! Too bad she HAD to go and cause BlackHawk to break up with her!

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BitchInSheepsClothing: Arguably, this is what Vipera became, when she utilized her human Viola disguise in “Life is a Beach!”, in an attempt to steal the Orange Ruby away from BlackHawk!

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: In “Land of Confusion: Part I”, this ended up happening to Naruto, when he TRIED to punch Radiguet un-morphed, with an elemental punch called “Firefox Punch!” Radiguet didn't even FLINCH from his attack, and Naruto even lampshaded this trope, by saying: “I think I broke my arm while trying to punch out Cthulu!”

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MidSeasonUpgrade: Happened to BlackHawk, in the form of a Six Ranger Addition. Technically, he was the seventh Ranger, but it counts. In “Orange Crush: Part I”, he became the Orange Spinosaurus Ranger, for his ability to bond the Orange Ruby with his own power.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HerHeartWillGoOn: “Word of God” is, despite having lost FireHawk, StarHawk will persist, and be able to move on from this unfortunate turn of events, and will be able to love again despite losing someone close to her.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ButForMeItWasTuesday: Doctor Maniac said this trope, when Woolbur Fleeceley brought up the death of his older brother in “Shock the Monkey!” /

That's it for my list of tropes this time! Enough said, true believers!

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After a long hiatus, here are a few more tropes utilized in "Power Rangers Multiverse Force." I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did researching them! :D /

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CyberneticsEatYourSoul: In "Vision Quest Part III: Golden Sunrise", Dr. Maniac succeeds in breaking the 3.3 sin on the "Sliding Scale of Scientific Sins". Namely, he upgrades the Super Psycho Zero Girls with such DANGEROUS technology, it literally EATS away all former traces of their former human personalities, making them a case of "Were Once Women", and turned into "Complete Monsters", devoid of any traces of redeeming qualities.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/EnsembleDarkhorse: Your mileage may vary, but D.O.G., was originally only intended to be an occasional character who would pop up now and then, in the "Power Rangers Multiverse Force" story-line. However, he proved to be so hilarious, with many "Crowning Moments of Funny", he has often been elevated to regular co-starring status with the main Rangers, especially after he became anthropomorphic in "Shock the Monkey!"

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BeastInTheMaze: Played straight in "Vision Quest Part III: Golden Sunrise", during the first of BlackHawk's three trials in order to repair his Orange Ruby. At first, it appears it will be subverted, thanks to the fact that it's only a Giant Cat in a mouse-type maze, but it's played straight, in the fact that BlackHawk can't reason with it, and he can't fight it without his Ranger powers, so he has to run away from it! Thankfully, he escapes the beast without any injuries!

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/EvenEvilHasStandards: Seems to be the case, at least as far as Kunzite and Benzite are concerned, among Queen Beryl's minions. They are NOTICEABLY disturbed when Dr. Maniac stooped so low, as to make his Cybernetics eat the souls of the Super Psycho Zero Girls, and state to each other that Queen Beryl should NOT have aligned herself with such a deranged Maniac!

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WhyWontYouDie: Said exactly by Naruto, to the Super Psycho Zero Girl Monsters in "Vision Quest Part III: Golden Sunrise." Justified in the fact that despite the fact that a record TWELVE rangers were trying to blast and slice them to bits, they were STILL able to regenerate themselves thanks to advanced cybernetics after each attack! Even when Naruto blasted them SO fast, they SHOULDN'T be able to come back; Dr. Maniac revealed himself to be "Crazy Prepared", as he reveals an ARMY of 300 Super Psycho Zero Girl Monsters, 99 copies for EACH of the original Super Psycho Zero Girl Monsters!

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ShoutOut: As of "Vision Quest Part III: Golden Sunrise", with the locations of Redwall from the "Redwall" book series, and Bird Island from "The Angry Birds Movie" making appearances, the shout-out of these locations mean that it's now possible for "Power Rangers Multiverse Force" to contain references or elements from those franchises as well!

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CurbStompBattle: Once BlackHawk takes ANOTHER "Level in Awesome", by upgrading to the powers of the Golden Sun Lion Ranger, BlackHawk is able to do this to ALL 297 copies of the Super Psycho Zero Girl Monsters, slicing them and blasting them into nothingness EASILY, whereas BlackHawk STRUGGLED to bring down just one NORMAL Super Psycho Zero Girl before in his Orange Ranger form, and 12 of his fellow Rangers STRUGGLED to bring down just THREE copies of the Super Psycho Zero Girl Monsters! The giant forms of the Super Psycho Zero Girl Monsters fared no better, as they were taken down in just FOUR attacks by BlackHawk's new Leo Lion Zord!

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SanitySlippage: Seems to be happening to Dr. Maniac, especially evident during his "Villainous Nervous Breakdown" near the end of the episode, where he starts BLASTING everything in side, SCREAMING about wanting the Power Rangers DEAD, and RANTING about wanting the McDonald's Mulan Szechuan McNugget Sauce, itself a popular "Running Gag" with Dr. Maniac.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WhatCouldHaveBeen: According to "Word of God", "Vision Quest Part III: Golden Sunrise", was supposed to feature a longer, COOLER fight between BlackHawk and Garudia, as well as a slightly longer fight between BlackHawk and the Super Psycho Zero Girl Monsters, which would've introduced another new Megazord combination, as well as an un-featured song for the End Credits. However, due to constraints of time, and limited space for the episode's running time, the above-mentioned stuff had to be cut, or postponed for another episode's plot.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PutOnABus: Has happened several times in "Power Rangers." Tommy HIMSELF, has had this happen to him quite a few times. For fourteen episodes in season one, two episodes in season two, his adult self in the "Mighty Morphing Alien Rangers" mini-arc; and seemingly departed for good in "Power Rangers Turbo" in "Passing the Torch Part II", only to return for the 10th season anniversary episode "Once a Ranger", returning for one full season in "Power Rangers Dino Thunder" (and un-officially, in the "Power Rangers S.P.D." team-up "Wormhole"), appeared again in the "Power Rangers Super Mega Force" 20th year anniversary episode "Legendary Battle", and now appears sporadically within "Power Rangers Multiverse Force". Scorpina had this done to her following "The Mutiny Part I", only to pop-up again in "Goldar's Vice-Versa", before disappearing entirely. The reason for doing this wasn't solved until the "P.R.M.V.F." episode, "Hot-Blooded!", where it was revealed that she was killed in-between the canon episodes of "The Wedding Part III" and "Return of the Green Ranger Part I", which also dealt with the disappearance of Tor the Shuttle Zord, as well as the entire season two absence of Titanus. Rita and Finster had this happen to them following "The Mutiny Part III", the former briefly returning in "White Light Part I-II", before returning full-time in "The Wedding Part I". Rita and Finster were put on a bus AGAIN following "A Zeo Beginning Part II", only to temporarily return half-way through "Power Rangers Zeo" and appearing sporadically after blowing up the Machine Empire in "As Good As Good", before Rita turned to good at the end of "Countdown to Destruction Part II". Rita herself reappeared as The Magi-Mother in "Power Rangers Mystic Force", and again, sporadically throughout "P.R.M.V.F". Jason had this happen to him after "The Power Transfer Part II", only to return in "A Golden Homecoming", and appearing until "Turbo: a Power Rangers Movie", where he was put on a bus AGAIN, only to reappear in "Forever Red". He has appeared in "P.R.M.V.F.". Master Vile managed to get himself put on a bus rather quickly after his impressive debut, in "Alien Rangers from Aquitar Part II", briefly reappearing in "A Zeo Beginning Part II", and in "From Out of Nowhere" in "Power Rangers in Space." He is revealed to have SURVIVED Zordon's purifying Energy Wave in the "P.R.M.V.F." two-part episode "Land of Confusion." Although he leaves after that, it is revealed that he is STILL plotting and planning elsewhere. Billy had this happen to him after "Rangers From Two Worlds Part II", returning semi-regularly in "P.R.M.V.F.". Rocky had this happen to him after "Shift Into Turbo Part II", but has since been rescued from the "So Okay, It's Average Heap" in "P.R.M.V.F.". Adam had this happen to him after "Passing the Torch Part II", briefly returning in the "P.R.i.S." Episode, "Always a Chance," and again for the "P.R.O.O." 15th season anniversary team-up, "Once a Ranger," appearing in "P.R.M.V.F.".

Generally, any and all Power Ranger members from the past team of the last season (Starting with the "Power Rangers Zeo" team-up "Rangers From Two Worlds"), and more or less lasting with regularity until the "Power Rangers S.P.D." team-up "Wormhole", have a chance of returning for the following season's team-up. Within "Power Rangers Multiverse Force" itself, Emperor Diabolica, Drako and Baphomet were Put On a Bus at the end of season one, the latter two justified as they were...well, killed, before they were brought https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BackFromTheDead in "Vision Quest Part I: Head Games!"; Vipera after "Cosmic Guardians: Part II", reappearing once within season two before getting a "Mid-Season Upgrade" in "Vision Quest Part I: Head Games!", and becoming a "Deadly Mini-Boss" within the "Vision Quest" mini-arc, before being Put On a Bus again, but at least, THIS time, with a Justified reason, as she needs to fulfill the second part of her bargain with Doctor Maniac, in collecting 200 Necron Robots. /

That's it for my list of tropes THIS time! :cool: Enough said, true believers! ;)

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Here are a few more tropes that I have discovered, that have been utilized in "Power Rangers Multiverse Force". Read on, and find out what they are! :D /

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FaceDeathWithDignity: A couple of villains have done this on “Power Rangers Multiverse Force”. Namely, BlackHawk's evil mirror copy in “Land of Confusion: Part II”, even going so far, as to admit that the Good BlackHawk was a https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WorthyOpponent. Drako did the same in “Laughter of the Thirsting Gods: Part II”, even though he was eventually brought “Back from the Dead.” Super Psycho Zero Girl 01 not only did this in “Vision Quest Part II: Orange Sunset”, she tried to pull a https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TakingYouWithMe on BlackHawk. She died, not knowing that it only destroyed his Orange Ranger powers, and not killing BlackHawk himself. A non-fatal version happened in “Reborn: Part I”. When Toby was informed by Omnus that due to his continued inability to focus and maintain civility and dignity to some of the friends that his other Rangers had meant, he was being forced to pass on his powers to a “Worthy Successor”, Toby accepted this fate with dignity. But when Ebony was told that the same fate also applied to her, she ended up being https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/NotGoodWithRejection, to put it mildly.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/StrawmanHasAPoint: Used and even lampshaded in-episode, in “Genesis of Good, Genesis of Evil.” During the “Power Rangers S.P.D.,” memory play-back, when everyone was making fun of the designated “Scrappy” and https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ButtMonkey Justin, by saying that it was all HIS fault that the “Power Rangers Turbo” team lost TWO whole Megazords and lost to wimpy Space Pirate Divatox, Justin FINALLY got fed up with it, and said: “AUGH!!!! Why does everyone ALWAYS get that WRONG?! It was T.J.'s STUPID idea, to blow up the Rescue Turbo Megazord, and let the regular Turbo Megazord get THRASHED in our battle against Goldgoyle, before FINALLY figuring out how to destroy him! So why does HE get a pass in the 'Bad Ideas Department', whereas all I'M ever looked on is with disdain and distrust?!” And this prompts Bridge to say: “I hate to say this, but STRAWMAN has a point!” Sydney agrees and says: “Yes, he does.” But this results in an https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/IgnoredEpiphany when Z says: “But still, isn't it EASIER to just put all the blame on JUSTIN?! I mean, he IS the designated Scrappy or BUTT-MONKEY!”

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CharacterDerailment: Your mileage may vary, but the whole business of StarHawk suddenly revealing herself to be into Lesbian relationships, and WORSE, attracted to the idea of being into an incestuous relationship with her sister FireHawk (which was FULL of “Squick”), and the fact that the character trait reveal came out of NOWHERE without any proper build-up, was THIS trope in spades! This led to not only one of the authors, having to do an “Authors Saving Throw,” it eventually had to lead to a https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DeathOfTheHypotenuse, in the case of FireHawk being “Killed Off For Real,” which FINALLY led to...

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CharacterRerailment: Once FireHawk was gone, and therefore the “Unfortunate Implications” of StarHawk's relationship with her sister no longer needing to be in place, thanks to FireHawk's spell over her being gone, StarHawk was free to pursue whatever relationships she wanted to pursue, and return to her original characterization.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BatmanGambit: Oddly enough, a couple of the main villains in “Power Rangers Multiverse Force” seem rather fond of utilizing this. Emperor Diabolica utilized this strategy, in trying to turn Red Power Ranger Naruto evil in “The Red Flaw: Part I”. Unfortunately for him, the plan ended up as one https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GoneHorriblyRight, as Naruto proved to be TOO strong for Emperor Diabolica to control! Later, in “Reborn: Part I”, Queen Beryl decided to utilize this trope in order to kill off Doctor Maniac, for going TOO far in his evil plans, by using Cybernetics to Eat the Souls of the Super Psycho Zero Girls! “Word of God” is that, Doctor Maniac WILL get better, though!

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HonorableMarriageProposal: Not one, not two, but THREE of these ended up popping up in “Reborn: Part I”. Usagi to Kras'hir, Lettuce to Pinkie, and BlackHawk to StarHawk! In all three cases, they all decided to https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MarryForLove, with Lettuce going so far as to give Pinkie an https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/EnormousEngagementRing!

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MarriageOfConvenience: On the opposite end of the spectrum, Queen Hedrian's first two marriages, to Demon King Banriki and Emperor Diabolica, ended up being these. In both cases, the only REAL reason Queen Hedrian married these two evil tyrants, was to BOOST her own power! In actual “Power Rangers” canon, Rita and Lord Zedd's marriage was initially this at first, until it was revealed that Lord Zedd had fallen in love with Rita for real!

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SpiritWorld: As of “Reborn: Part I”, it's been revealed that there is SOME type of “Limbo,” where spirits of the dead can reside in. Meaning that this is the place where Baphomet, Drako, and Ace were temporarily stuck in before they were brought “Back From the Dead.” Currently, this is where FireHawk, and the now non-evil and brought back to normal Zero Girls are currently residing as well.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ThePowerOfTheSun: BlackHawk's new ranger power introduced in "Vision Quest Part III: Golden Sunrise", DEFINITELY qualifies for this trope! His morphing call is even "Power of the Sun!" And his personal zord, the Gold Lion Zord, has it's powers derived from the sun, and was easily able to deliver a "One Hit KO" to the Super Psycho Zero Girl Monsters!

That's it for my list of trope ideas THIS time! :cool: Enough said, true believers! ;)

Edited by 4EverGreen
I had one more trope I needed to add.

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Aaaaaand here's ya boy Renegade coming back at you with more tropes! Well, as many as I can find right now, anyway.

Author's Saving Throw: The "Reborn" three-parter does this in regards to the "lesbian hex" Starhawk used as an excuse for her questionable relationship (and that is all we'll say on the matter) due to, according to Word of God, unfortunate implications. Instead, it is retconned into being a lie used by Starhawk to justify being a closeted bisexual. Speaking of...

Bi the Way: Lettuce, Blackhawk, Starhawk, Firehawk, Toby, Ebony and Usagi are all confirmed bi. The only confirmed heterosexual characters on the main team are Naruto and Pinkie. (And even then, according to Word of God AKA me, she's experimented in the past with her friends). Naturally, this leads to...

Cast Full of Gay: a downplayed example, but LGBT characters feature more prominently in the story.

Badass Adorable: Lettuce and Pinkie are the most prominent examples. And starting from her introduction in "Lettuce Manchot, PI", Anna is DEFINITELY this.

Battle Couple: a number of them, including Usagi and Kras'hir and Lettuce and Pinkie (at least until their breakup), as well as Blackhawk and Starhawk (as well as Firehawk).

Bad Future: The future Aquila arrives from one at the end of "Lettuce Manchot, PI". And ye gods, is it a bad one indeed.

Back From the Dead: Two figures from Omnus' past-Amberley Vail and Ciaphas Cain (HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!)-in "Lettuce Manchot, PI". When asked how this is possible, Ciaphas explains that the God-Emperor isn't as dead as they thought (see Wham Line below; this also implies this of the Emperor).

In a more plot-relevant example, Usagi does this after being dead for a good majority of "Lettuce Manchot, PI".

Childhood Marriage Promise: An innocent and played for laughs example: in "Lettuce Manchot, PI", Sally Anne )who is three) casually says she wants to marry her new friend Anna (who is twelve). Anna lets her down gently, but promises they'll marry when Sally is old enough.

Creepy Child: Anna has elements of this, and this concerns Kras'hir that she may grow up to be a serial killer.

Depraved Bisexual: Emma is this on account of her Nazi affiliations. Malir, as with all who are affiliated with Slaanesh, is this by default.

Eye Scream: Anna experiences this, as well as An Arm and A Leg when she is captured by Nazis in "Lettuce Manchot, PI". Being only 12 years old, this also falls under Adult Fear.

Fake Defector: Emma is this, managing to falsely deceive Alma into believing she's defected from the Nazis of Reich-Earth. This is to contrast her with Heinz Guderian, whose Heel-Face Turn is genuine.

Fate Worse Than Death: Omnus subjects Dark Kaiser to this after he forces the latter out of Fuhrer Saturn; being a Greater Daemon of Slaanesh, Kaiser is placed in a sensory deprivation chamber and is being kept there as of "Lettuce Manchot, PI", being too weak and in excruciating pain to do anything. Naturally, this overlaps heavily with And I Must Scream due to Dark Kaiser still being alive.

Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: The Night Wolves, or rather the warband known as the Sons of Curze, Subject the Rangers to this in "Reborn: Part II". Fittingly, their leader is named Zaroff.

The Mole: Malir was this in the "Reborn" arc, posing as a hyperactive Daemoness named Twitchy. This turned out to be a ruse, and she attempted to subject the Rangers to various tortures, up to and including raping Usagi.

Motor Mouth: Twitchy, the persona Malir put on in the "Reborn" arc, was this.

Mental World: The spirits that reside in Blackhawk's head manifest themselves in one, resembling a tavern.

Mind Rape: Alma does this to both Toby and Ebony, leaving them heavily traumatized.

If It's You, It's Okay: Deconstructed in "Lettuce Manchot, PI" when Undyne makes Lettuce her "exception". Turns out your partner may not be OK with these developments, especially if you've lied and said they were OK with it. This leads to Undyne and Alphys breaking up when the latter catches the former having a date with Rosie Palms to a photo of Lettuce.

Loads and Loads of Characters: ...Yes.

Noir Episode: While not a straightforward example, "Lettuce Manchot, PI" definitely has elements of this.

Polyamory: A recurring theme in season 2 is relationships, and polyamorous ones are explored in great detail; while most are positive happy and stable ones, the idea is also shown in a negative light in the case of Lettuce, who wanted an open marriage with Pinkie. The latter was...unhappy, to say the least.

Private Eye Monologue: Lettuce, appropriately enough, has these in "Lettuce Manchot, PI". Deconstructed somewhat, as they either get in trouble or are unhelpful/irrelevant.

Journey to the Center of the Mind: The Emperor, manifesting as Usagi's mother Ikuko, leads the White Ranger on one to help cope with her trauma post-rape by Malir.

Rape as Drama: Usagi, in "Reborn: Part III", is assaulted by Malir in a nightmare-inducing sequence.

Stalker Shrine: One forms the catalyst for Pinkie and Lettuce's breakup in "Lettuce Manchot, PI" and damages Lettuce's friendship with Kira.

Straight Gay: Billy, Rocky, Undyne, and Kira.

Wham Line: A relatively minor, but still important one by Ciaphas Cain:  “It turns out He isn't as dead as you would think.”

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A God I Am Not: Captain Retro assures Starhawk that he isn't a god at the start of "Know no Fear" when he explains his powers to her.

And I Must Scream: Ebony and Toby are subjected to this in a non-lethal form of Dropped A Bridge on Him (a culmination of events begun in the "Reborn" arc) via Alma sealing them into her "Almaverse".

The Ageless: Blackhawk is this; though he is technically ancient as a result of being associated with Roland's quest for the Tower, he appears to be eternally 16 appearance-wise.

Adapted Out: The two Dark Tower characters not to appear with Roland's ka-tet in "Know no Fear" are Eddie Dean and Oy the billy bumbler. Justified; this is another part of the loop Roland had to endure with companions coming and going each and every time it reset.

After the End: the Bad Future Aquila comes from is implied to be this. All-World, the place where Roland and his ka-tet come from, is most definitely this.

Bad Future: As mentioned before, Aquila comes from one. Though the start of "Know no Fear" expands on it, explaining what exactly went on.

Back From the Dead: Although Usagi returned to life near the end of "Lettuce Manchot, PI", "Know no Fear" begins with the other Rangers finding this out and reuniting with her. Blackhawk does this as well after his deliberate Heroic Suicide (It Makes Sense in Context, see below under "Eternal Recurrence" and "Groundhog Day Loop").

Batman Gambit: Blackhawk engineers one in "Know no Fear", deliberately killing himself so he can enter All-World and convince Roland to abandon his quest for the Dark Tower. On a larger, more cosmic and villainous scale overlapping heavily with Xanatos Gambit, the Crimson King engineered Roland's quest to be this, constantly resetting time to the point where Roland begins his quest (as seen at the end of volume seven of The Dark Tower novels).

Badass Adorable: Jake Chambers from the Dark Tower series joins the roster once he and the rest of Roland's ka-tet come to Coastal Falls in "Know no Fear".

Sassy Black Woman: Susannah is this.

Beauty is Never Tarnished: Carrie when drunk is mentioned to still look cute by Usagi in "Know no Fear".

Cliffhanger: "Know no Fear" ends on one.

Deadpan Snarker: Mentioned by Usagi in "Know no Fear" as something Aquila inherited from Blackhawk and Starhawk.

Demonic Possession: Frisk undergoes one.

Eternal Recurrence: Roland is (or was, once Blackhawk brings him to Coastal Falls) destined to constantly journey to the Dark Tower over and over again. The cycle is finally broken in "Know no Fear".

Eaten Alive: Ebony's fate (see "And I Must Scream" above) once brought to the Almaverse is to be constantly eaten by eldritch horrors, regenerating only to be eaten again in an endless loop.

Friends with Benefits: Lettuce and Patsy now have this relationship.

Generation Xerox: Aquila is essentially a composite of both her parents.

Gender Reveal: Chara from Undertale is female in the PR: MVF continuity.

Gone Horribly Right: Drako learns this the hard way in "Know no Fear".

Go Mad From the Isolation: Toby, in contrast to Ebony, is sealed in a Void Between the Worlds, all alone. His eternal punishment is essentially the result.

Good Bad Girl: Patsy and possibly Carrie are implied to be this.

Groundhog Day Loop: See "Eternal Recurrence"; the trope namer is referenced, albeit indirectly.

Killed through His Stomach: Drako, courtesy of Paxton Fettel in "Know no Fear"

Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Carrie resolves to become one.

Hollywood Exorcism: Omnus performs one on Frisk in "Know no Fear".

Long-Lost Relative: Overlapping with Canon Welding, Carrie White and Chara turn out to be Alma's daughters.

Multiple Choice Past: Blackhawk has this, the result being described as "ambiguous and contradictory".

Odd Friendship: The friendship between Lettuce and Heinz Guderian can be considered this; one is not only a Power Ranger, but a talking penguin. The other is a former (albeit repentant) Nazi Old Soldier who managed to kill Hitler via poisoning.

Pocket Dimension: The "Almaverse" is this, as is wherever Captain Retro's station is.

Parental Substitute: As in Dark Tower canon, Roland to Jake. This time, however, Carrie also sees Roland as this.

Not Worth Killing: Alma decides this is Toby's fate after he gives a "Reason You Suck" Speech to Ebony; instead, he is forced to be alone for eternity.

Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Paxton has this opinion of Roland's ka-tet.

Ripple-Effect Proof Memory: Blackhawk has this, being able to remember each and every part of his multiple choice past with remarkable clarity.

Sequel Episode: "Know no Fear" is this to "Fear no Evil".

She Is All Grown Up: The narration implies this of Chara in "Know no Fear". Same with Patsy from Camp Lazlo.

The Reason You Suck Speech: A few are given in "Know no Fear", most notably Usagi to Undyne and Toby to Ebony.

True Companions: What the ka-tet actually are, also extends to the Rangers.

Edited by Hal Moose

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Also, here are at the very least a couple more tropes that will define PR: MVF for the next few episodes, as well as the rest of the season.

Character Arc: Lettuce will go through a small one (which started with "Lettuce Manchot, PI" and will conclude in "Yes Destiny") focusing on his attempts to redeem himself with Pinkie and Kira.

Dramedy: "Power Rangers: Multiverse Force" has become this, though starting with the "State of Shock" two parter by 4EverGreen, elements from season 1 will be mixed in.

End of an Era: By Word of God, "Know no Fear" is this to the tail end of season 1 and the majority of season 2, which was darker and moved away from the Monster of the Week-driven plots of season 1 to a more character and dialogue-driven style (which partly brings about the "Revisiting the Roots" trope, see "Real Life Writes the Plot").

Friendly Enemy/Go-Karting With Bowser: Queen Beryl will act as this to the Rangers, especially towards Usagi; when not trying to gather energy for her youma, she'll often be hanging out with them.

Kudzu Plot: As a result of having three writers on board, the series has (unfortunately) become this.

Lighter and Softer: Somewhat. "State of Shock" will start the rest of the season onto this path, but the more vital and darker bits of season 2 (The Necrons, Nazis, Alma, etc.) still remain in the background.

Meaningful Name: The "Reborn" arc is meaningful in three ways: it focuses on Firehawk returning from the dead, a restructuring of the team that turns her and Starhawk into the Black and Blue Rangers respectively, and the transition from season 2's writing style to a combination of season 1's and 2's (Monster of the Week plots, but still with a focus on character drama rather than pure action).

Real Life Writes the Plot: The more longer episodes written by Greyknight and I ultimately ended up being too much for the server to handle.

Retcon: "State of Shock" will acknowledge this trope by name and deconstruct it, as well as "Ret Gone".

Revisiting the Roots: As a result of "Real Life Writes the Plot",(at least partly, the intention of "Reborn" to "Know no Fear" is to act as a transition into this) the rest of season 2 will be this, focusing on the team as they battle Queen Beryl and Vipera in a deliberate throwback to mid-to-late season 1's dynamic.

Soft Reboot: "State of Shock" will act as this, acknowledging season 2's past events thus far, but bring the focus back to the Multiverse Force as a team of heroes fighting weekly monsters.

Edited by Hal Moose

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I've got a few new tropes to add in that I haven't added in before. I hope you like them. /

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GoLookAtTheDistraction: Almost said verbatim by Usagi to Sans in “Follow You, Follow Me.” When Usagi was having Sans be her personal butler (it makes sense in context), it was fine at first, until Sans proved to be TOO good at it (“Gone Horribly Right”), by doing things Usagi DIDN'T want him to do! Usagi tried to tell him to stop, by Sans thought that Usagi was just testing him. When Usagi tried to walk away from Sans, Sans STILL followed her! And the only thing Usagi could think of, to give herself enough time to get away from Sans and be alone, was to shout: “Look at the distraction!” Although, it actually DOES make sense as a Justified trope, since Sans IS originally from the underworld, and things that are bizarre to MOST people, are just average things for Sans. So Usagi decided to just say something generic, and hoped that Sans' mind would fill in the blank of what would be distracting (“I Need a Distraction”), enough, for Sans to look away from her! Amazingly enough, it WORKED! Not that it KEPT Sans from finding Usagi wherever she hid or whatever she tried to disguise herself as.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BizarroUniverse: The Dark, Mirror Dimension that the Rangers visit in “The Land of Confusion” two-part episode counts as this. And while the Chaos Realm could definitely fit the definition of this, “YMMV” as to whether or not it counts as its own universe, or whether its just a separate section of the “PRMVF” universe.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AlmightyIdiot: Radiguet believes that the Chaos Gods, and Emperor Diabolica himself are this. Even though he knows that they are all impressively strong in their own right, he believes that they are absolutely STUPID compared to himself, and don't use their skills or powers effectively the way he would.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DidYouActuallyBelieve: Radiguet pulled an especially HARSH one on the “Good” personality half of Alma in “Vision Quest Part I”, after she summoned Radiguet into Ace's dead body, by reviving it with Radiguet's spirit hijacking it! (“Hijacked by Ganon/Grand Theft Me”). When Alma told Radiguet she KNEW he truly loved him, Radiguet delivered the “Wham Line”, “Oh, if only somebody truly DID love you, you STUPID little fool!” And in general, whenever Radiguet is NOT performing an action that is “For the Evulz” like “Kicking the Dog”, this is his general modus operandi for dealing with anyone foolish enough or stupid enough to help him carry out his plans!

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime: The Power Rangers reasoning that taking out Alma with a nuclear weapon would be the best way to get rid of her, as a form of “There's No Kill Like Overkill”. However, seeing as how she survived, it clearly WASN'T a good idea in the end.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TakeAThirdOption: This is BlackHawk's general modus operandi when it comes to combat situations. Whenever faced with two sadistic options that a villain gives him, he always takes one they DON'T present, which is always BETTER for BlackHawk in the end! D.O.G., actually pulled this off in “Shock the Monkey”, by convincing Psygorn to transform D.O.G., instead of Clam or Lazlo, into an anthropomorphic creature, as part of a “Batman Gambit”. Because D.O.G., was an Eltarian Canine (“Bizarre Alien Biology”), he KNEW the transformation effect would NOT turn him evil, the way it sadly did for Raj.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BeingHumanSucks: In “Vision Quest Part I”, when Pinkie was being difficult about receiving a lesson from Alma, Captain Retro threatened to have the Magi-Mother turn her into a human if she REFUSED to cooperate. Seeing as how Pinkie Pie quickly changed her tune and decided to listen to Alma, it is clear that as far as Pinkie Pie is concerned, it would royally SUCK to be a human!

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TemptingFate: Back when Vipera used to work for Emperor Diabolica, she would often accuse him of always tempting fate, when he said that a plan of his would be GUARANTEED to work against the Power Rangers! You can guess how often THAT claim would end up being proven true for him; ZERO!

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ThisIsGonnaSuck: Word of God says, that BlackHawk had this reaction when he realized that the only way to stop the vicious cycle of Roland trying to stop the Crimson King at the Tower, was to temporarily kill himself (since for BlackHawk, “Death is Just a Slap on the Wrist”), in order to reach Roland and his friends there. Even though BlackHawk knew that he was going to come back to life, it still sucked for him, because killing himself (even if it was temporary), still HURT, like HECK!!!!

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Understatement: While this is mostly used for comedy and played straight in this series, in “Genesis of Good, Genesis of Evil”, it was actually averted when Captain Retro told the Power Rangers how BAD it would be if Radiguet ever got his hands on the combined powers of all the Chaos Gods. What he said was actually the antithesis of an understatement, because Radiguet is not a guy that can be messed around with!

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AbhorrentAdmirer: Ebony, didn't do any favors for herself or her popularity with the other Rangers, when she broke up with BlackHawk twice, and started messing around with Toby! It got even WORSE when they did a “Face-Heel Turn”, and started working for Vipera! By the time Alma came around to punish Ebony and Toby with “Fates Worse Than Death”, Ebony had devolved to the point where she had become an abhorrent admirer, even by Toby's standards!

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/NotAZombie: Subverted and averted in both “Virtual Insanity” and “Weekend at Ebony's”, in that both times the Rangers faced the Zombie Imps, and in the latter case, Zombee, they instantly realized they were zombie monsters, and that the only way to destroy a zombie was to remove the head! /

I hope you enjoyed reading them as much as I did researching them. Enough said! ;)

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Here are some more tropes, in no particular order.

Badass Longcoat: Blackhawk tends to wear these in season 2 now (given his characterization from "Heroes and Villains" onward borrows many tropes from spaghetti westerns, especially those by Clint Eastwood. this is very appropriate), complete with a Nice Hat. The future Aquila inherits these traits from him. Firehawk also wears these.

Badass Gay: Kira and Undyne especially.

The Cynic: A number of these have shown up in "Power Rangers: Multiverse Force" season 2; appropriate given the more dark tone.

Antiquated Linguistics: Blackhawk tends to speak like this sometimes since one of his primary languages is High Speech, the language of the gunslingers.

Ass Shove: Pinkie does this with her plasma pistol when tied up in "Reborn: Part II"; she mentions it's uncomfortable.

Cool Sword: Saba is meant to be this. Too bad Blackhawk doesn't think so (and even goes as far as peeing on it).

Drugs Are Bad: Ebony and Toby embody this. Their relationship was built on vice and sin, and it didn't lead to good things.

Double Standard - Abuse, Female on Male: Averted with Toby and Ebony; while it wasn't shown explicitly, their relationship was very toxic, with Ebony effectively manipulating and heavily implied emotionally abusing Toby with marijuana and promises of sex, culminating in them both betraying the Rangers. In his "Reason You Suck" Speech, Toby finally stands up for himself and calls her out.

Dumb Blonde: Both averted, joked about, and downplayed with Usagi. While she is far from stupid and is a very capable leader, she still has her ditzy moments from time to time. Kras'hir makes a lighthearted crack about it in "Know no Fear".

Evil is Cool: Discussed in one episode between Blackhawk and his mother while watching The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly; Mrs. Little roots more for the villains than the heroes. Blackhawk disagrees.

Smoking is Cool/Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Blackhawk, Starhawk, and Firehawk especially tend to smoke like chimneys, Blackhawk especially since (again) he borrows a lot of tropes from Spaghetti Westerns and Firehawk since she has a few characteristics akin to a 1940s noir character. In terms of evil smoking, you have the Nazis and Vipera.

New Age Retro Hippie: Thanks to hanging around Lazlo and his group of friends, Lettuce has elements of this now (and Word of God confirms that in the aftermath of "Lettuce Manchot, PI", he converted to Discordianism; this is an element that will be explored in his character arc).

Medium Awareness: Pinkie, of course; also implied of Captain Retro, though he likely doesn't tell the others for fear of their minds not being able to handle it.

Meta Guy: Captain Retro, again.

Ms. Fanservice: Most notably, Ebony (overlapping with Femme Fatale), Starhawk, Firehawk, and Usagi.

Heel Realization: Toby has one in "Know no Fear"; too bad it doesn't convince Alma not to seal him into her pocket dimension.

Ho Yay: Blackhawk and Roland have a moment like this when Susan-in-the former's-body kisses Roland.

Pocket Dimension: Captain Retro resides in one; Alma is a goddess of one; and hammerspaces are effectively this.

Platonic Life Partners: Omnus and Amberley are this post-return for the latter, in no small part to them having romantic partners. Blackhawk and Usagi also have elements of this.

Refusal of the Call: Blackhawk does not seem to enjoy his position as the Gold Ranger once he gets his powers from the Guardians. He would rather solve his problems by shooting them.

Textual Celebrity Resemblance: Roland, just like in The Dark Tower, is said to resemble Clint Eastwood; while Blackhawk doesn't resemble Eastwood himself, his voice and mannerisms are said by Word of God to be based on Clint's characters such as The Man With No Name.

There is No "B" in Movie: Blackhawk enjoys cheesy Spaghetti Westerns without any hint of irony. And he will fully admit it.

The Lost Lenore: Until he fell in love with Starhawk, Margarita was this for Blackhawk. Susan is this for Roland, and until she returned, Amberley Vail was this for Omnus (who by that point had moved onto Hedrian).

Edited by Renegade the Unicorn

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It's been WAY too long, but at long last, here are some more trope examples! /

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SoulJar: Radiguet uses the "Warhammer 40,000" variant, in order to beat and seal the Chaos God T'zeen'tch, in a villainous version of "Did You Just Punch Out Cthulu?", in order to gain and use his powers as his own! And by doing so, he has trapped the powers, the body, and the soul, of T'zeen'tch, inside of a Waystone! In order to prevent the Waystone from becoming an "Artifact of Doom", Radiguet fashioned himself a Glove of Power, so that he could safely USE T'zeen'tch's powers, without becoming corrupted by T'zeen'tch's soul and/or personality. If the Waystone is ever destroyed, T'zeen'tch would be gone as well.

Chronomancy: Captain Retro reveals he is capable of this, and reveals he IS able to go to the past, but only to a time period where he hasn't BEEN to already! Captain Retro reveals that the reason for this, is because you can't run the risk of meeting your PAST self, because you run the risk of breaking reality, and nullifying all of existence! Even Captain Retro doesn't like to use these powers, unless Clifford tells him that he needs to do so. For example, Captain Retro will use these powers, in case he needs to "Set Right What Once Went Wrong." An unfortunate side-effect of time traveling to the past, is that it causes time-ripple wave effects in the present/future. That leads to...

Ret-Con/Ret-Gone: Captain Retro reveals that by traveling to the past, de-powering M.O.D.O.K., and saving the lives of Ramone Fleeceley and Prince Maniac, it would in turn, manage to Ret-Con the lives of Toby and Ebony, back into existence. BUT, there would be a catch to that! Due to the time-ripple wave effects of changing the past, it would ALTER Toby's and Ebony's personalities, making Toby less arrogant, and Ebony more of a "Shrinking Violet". And with their alternate personalities, they would have NEVER been selected to have BEEN Rangers in the first place, causing a "Cessation of Existence" for the OLD personalities of Toby and Ebony, and ERASING the memories of the old Toby and Ebony, for everyone EXCEPT Captain Retro and StarHawk (since they are the ones who CAUSED the Ret-Con/Ret-Gone to happen), and Sans, since he can remember any and all alternate time-lines that happen!

Stating the Simple Solution: Strangely enough, it's StarHawk who manages to come up with an easier way to get into M.O.D.O.K.'s Prison Cell in New Tech City, in the year 2028. Instead of going through the lengthy process of infiltrating Dr. Maniac's lair in order to catch two Mecha-Clones, they simply grab the first two Mecha-Clones they can find, so they can re-program them when they need to! Captain Retro initially thinks that: "It CAN'T be that simple!" Cue a "Gilligan Cut", to Captain Retro and StarHawk entering M.O.D.O.K.'s prison, and StarHawk says: "It's THAT simple!"

Eldritch Abomination/Our Ghosts Are Different: Seems to be the case for Alma Wade. Not only is she capable of harnessing a "Downplayed" version of the powers and energies of an Eldritch Abomination, she is also a ghost, who has turned herself into (most of the time), a little girl, who is made up of psychic energy. She is also capable of "Reality Warping Powers," and uses them to FREE Justin from being held prisoner by M.O.D.O.K., in a case of "Throw the Dog a Bone".

Not So Different: During Alma's "Curb-Stomp Battle" against Dr. Maniac, Kaolite, and Villuy, while she's giving them an epic "The Reason You Suck" Speech, she does admit that Dr. Maniac and herself aren't that different from each other, and that Dr. Maniac shares many similarities with her father. The one difference she notes, is that while they both hate living creatures, Alma has some living creatures she cares very much for! Namely, Omnus and the current Power Rangers serving him, especially Usagi! Although, it's implied that because she's a ghost made up of psychic energy, she has capable of understanding emotions, in an example of "What is this thing you call, Love?"

Alive All Along/Stable Time Loop: When Captain Retro and StarHawk return to the present in 2178, they reveal that Ramone Fleeceley and Prince Maniac were alive all along, due to the Stable Time Loop that they created, in order to ENSURE that Ramone and Prince Maniac would survive, and not be KILLED back in the year 2028! Captain Retro had to take them BACK to the year 2178, in order to ENSURE that the Stable Time Loop would not fall apart for any reason whatsoever!

Shoot the Dangerous Minion/Villain Has a Point: It is revealed that Radiguet already KNOWS how dangerous and unstable Dr. Maniac has become, and how Dr. Maniac NOW wants to target Radiguet himself! Although Radiguet knows he is fully capable of handling Dr. Maniac by himself, due to a prior commitment he has made for himself, Radiguet instead, decides to give the Power Rangers full permission to "Shoot the Dangerous Minion". Although Lettuce immediately suspects that this might be playing into Radiguet's hands, Captain Retro reveals that unfortunately, the "Villain Has a Point". They can't allow Dr. Maniac to run around anymore, or else, Dr. Maniac will just continue to resort to more and more desperate ways of trying to KILL all the Rangers, and any innocent people who get in his way! So, they HAVE to Shoot the Dangerous Minion, regardless of whether Radiguet wants them to do it or not. /

That's all the tropes for today! Enough said, true believers!

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