Power Rangers

Director

  • Produced by Saban Entertainment and later by BVS Entertainment, too many directors to list them here.

Starring

  • See this list, there are way too many of them.

Characters

Brief Summary

A Power Ranger is a fictional individual who "morphs" from an ordinary person into a powerful superhero. He or she generally wears a color-coded battle suit (usually made of spandex or other skin-tight material) and a helmet with an opaque visor. In many cases, the helmet serves to protect his or her secret identity. In some cases, more powerful Rangers may have extra shielding on their suits to protect them from strong blows.

A morphed Ranger generally possesses superhuman strength, durability, and ability in hand-to-hand combat. Starting with the Disney series, unmorphed Rangers usually possess superhuman abilities such as super-speed or invisibility, attributes somewhat related to their Ranger abilities.

Rangers appear to retain their original physiology beneath their suits when in morphed form: viewers have seen Rangers' helmets removed or broken on numerous occasions, revealing his or her natural form underneath. Helmets aside, the Rangers don or remove suits nearly instantaneously - with a glow of light or some other effect. Rangers can also be "de-morphed" involuntarily when suffering significant physical damage.

Rangers regularly operate in teams of five, with a special sixth Ranger frequently joining the team part way into the series.More recently, a core team of three will later expand to include additional Rangers. Each Ranger's suit and energy spectrum will match a specific color, with red, yellow, and blue joined by some combination of pink, green, black, or white. Rangers may take their names fom their respective colors (Red Ranger, Blue Ranger, etc.) but sometimes also use numbers or other names. There is usually no more than one Ranger of a given color on a team, but exceptions of this rule are generally given alternate names (in Time Force, there were two Rangers with red-colored costumes; the first was the Red Time Force Ranger, the second was the Quantum Ranger). Each team's costumes are nearly identical aside from color and helmet design (most notably the shape of the opaque visor) and perhaps a numerical designation. Any additional Rangers will regularly have additional costume modifications, usually some form of altered suit design and/or armor.

Each team of Power Rangers, with a few exceptions, obeys a general set of conventions, outlined at the beginning of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and implied, though not stated explicitly, throughout many of the other incarnations. Thus the Power Rangers may not use their Ranger powers for personal gain or for escalating a fight (which explains why the Rangers do not simply crush the small monsters by means of their Megazord). Nor may the Power Rangers disclose their identities to the general public, barring extenuating circumstances - although public servants (rescue squad, police officers, etc.) appearing as Rangers disregarded this convention in Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue, Power Rangers: S.P.D., Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive and Power Rangers: RPM. The penalty for disobeying these rules, at least in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, would be the loss of their power.

Series and Films

  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
  • Power Rangers: Zeo
  • Power Rangers: Turbo
  • Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie
  • Power Rangers in Space
  • Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy
  • Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue
  • Power Rangers: Time Force
  • Power Rangers: Wild Force
  • Power Rangers: Ninja Storm
  • Power Rangers: Dino Thunder
  • Power Rangers: S.P.D.
  • Power Rangers: Mystic Force
  • Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive
  • Power Rangers: Jungle Fury
  • Power Rangers: RPM
  • Power Rangers: Samurai
  • Power Rangers: Megaforce
  • Power Rangers: Dino Charge

See Also

  • Super Sentai
  • Kamen Rider

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