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Cestro 05/30/17 07:36 PM

Each Ranger with a Megazord
 
I suppose this belongs more in the merchandising thread because, ultimately, many people will bring this back to the toy aspect of the discussion. However, I want to talk about it from a narrative standpoint.

So the evolution of zords/mech in Sentai/Rangers has been pretty much the following:

One Megazord for all -> individual zords with multiple pilots -> multiple zords with single pilots -> multiple zords with single pilots and auxiliary zords with no pilots.

We've come to a point where, in addition to all rangers having a single zord, there are dozens of other zords with no pilots that either belong to the team as a whole or the red ranger. In fact, several seasons have the red ranger with two or more personal zords. Even 6th rangers get their own megazord now with several other zords.

The question I have is: when will it be that all rangers get their own Megazords?

I think the idea of auxiliary zords were a fine concept during Wild Force and Dino Thunder. In both cases each ranger basically had a primary zord and then a secondary zord to call upon or control. With a few exceptions (i.e. Falcon Wild Zord and Mezodon Rover). However, since then, things have gotten out of hand. I hate to say that there are too many zords, but yeah there are too many auxiliary zords. I'd say the problem crept up around Shinkenger/Samurai and became a major problem with Goseiger/Mega Force since then. Now I like the idea in Kyuranger that every ranger gets one zord, although that may change quickly given the number of zords were are getting and the idea that we are unlikely to have 20+ rangers (we'll see). But there is still the other elephant in the room: the red ranger gets all the big, cool, and/or single Megazords.

In Kyuranger, all the rangers up until violet had a single zord that was considerably smaller than the Red Rangers, and no formation could be made with out Red's. In ToQger, ToQ1 gets his primary Ressha, the control over the Diesel Oh and the Hyper Ressha. Zyuohger, red gets the Eagle, Gorilla, and While zords along with 3 different forms, yet the other rangers only get to call on the aux zords. There are more examples, but I think you get my point.

So why haven't we reached the logical evolution; giving each ranger their own Megazord?

Why not have a season where each ranger starts off with their own Megazord? Either a single combination or five individual zords that form into a Megazord. Why give the red rangers all the Megazords? How about give them each their own Megazord to control? Do you see where I'm going with this? You can give each ranger 1-5 zords without out making them seem inferior to the red or 6th rangers.

It's just an idea, but should't we have gotten here by now rather that still be stuck in a time where only the "cool" rangers are given extra zords. Wasn't there a time where all the rangers were to be treated equal as opposed to being inferior to the red ranger?

AdrenalineRush 05/30/17 07:36 PM

Re: Each Ranger with a Megazord
 
I doubt it.

PrimoMystechRanger 05/30/17 07:36 PM

Re: Each Ranger with a Megazord
 
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Originally Posted by Cestro (Post 66322)
The question I have is: when will it be that all rangers get their own Megazords?

Never, because Red Ranger is the leader and leaders stand out.

Now, the happy medium of course is to give all Rangers warrior Zords, which I will advocate for every season forever.

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I hate to say that there are too many zords, but yeah there are too many auxiliary zords.
Get. Out.

Cestro 05/30/17 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by PrimoMystechRangger (Post 66324)
Never, because Red Ranger is the leader and leaders stand out.

Isn't that the problem? The Power Rangers are a TEAM. Why is it that the red ranger gets disproportionate attention over the other rangers? Should't they all be equal?

Further, I would say that the Red Ranger "standing out" is artificial. The circular logic is that the red ranger gets more toys made and more stories about him because he is the most popular. However, he is the most popular only because they make more toys of the red ranger and the show makes more story lines to prop up the character so that you will buy the toys. The red ranger popularity, I believe, is more artificial than it is of genuine like of the characters.

If the creators would focus on other rangers, like giving them their own Megazords, you can break the cycle.

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Originally Posted by PrimoMystechRangger (Post 66324)
Get. Out.

I love zords just as much as the next person, but too may of them are just there and serve no purpose. Remember Megaforce?

Can we at least agree that there are too many repaints? I mean a bear, jaguar, and panda all made from the same mold, but with different colors?

Chiron723 05/30/17 07:36 PM

Re: Each Ranger with a Megazord
 
All I want is that whatever zord setup they do in the future, that there is a final setup where all zords are used. I loved Go-Busters and Wild Force (haven't seen Gao yet), but it bothered me that there were always some zords without a Megazord formation at the end of the series (coincidentally they both just needed a pair of legs). Now look at Kyuranger/Dino Charge for example; when all is said and done there are no spare Zords. All arms used, all bodies accounted for, All 11 Zords combine into 5 Megazords. We need more of that.

PrimoMystechRanger 05/30/17 07:36 PM

Re: Each Ranger with a Megazord
 
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Originally Posted by Cestro (Post 66325)
Isn't that the problem? The Power Rangers are a TEAM. Why is it that the red ranger gets disproportionate attention over the other rangers? Should't they all be equal?

But it's not a problem for the wrtiers and designers, because it's selling. When a kid dreams, they dream of being the star. And the star is either Red or sixth, we've all always known this.

But yeah, repaints suck. That said, budgets are a necessary evil, and the Bear Zords were awesome.

Dark storm 05/30/17 07:36 PM

Re: Each Ranger with a Megazord
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chiron723 (Post 66326)
All I want is that whatever zord setup they do in the future, that there is a final setup where all zords are used. I loved Go-Busters and Wild Force (haven't seen Gao yet), but it bothered me that there were always some zords without a Megazord formation at the end of the series (coincidentally they both just needed a pair of legs). Now look at Kyuranger/Dino Charge for example; when all is said and done there are no spare Zords. All arms used, all bodies accounted for, All 11 Zords combine into 5 Megazords. We need more of that.

Seriously, considering Wild Force already had more than 20 zords, most of them being arms, you'd think they could have sprung for at least one more zord forming megazord legs. Even if they just remolded bison or rhino into something else again. But the problem with the rhino was you could only use the eagle or the puck. That was stupid. They should have come up with another zord for that too.

Digifiend 05/30/17 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by PrimMystechRanger (Post 66324)
Now, the happy medium of course is to give all Rangers warrior Zords, which I will advocate for every season forever.

Of course, we had that three years in a row, once. MMPR's Shogun, Super Zeo, and Turbo's Rescue.

Cestro 05/30/17 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Digifiend (Post 66329)
Of course, we had that three years in a row, once. MMPR's Shogun, Super Zeo, and Turbo's Rescue.

I'm honestly surprised that we haven't had any since Mystic Force.

PrimoMystechRanger 05/30/17 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Digifiend (Post 66329)
Of course, we had that three years in a row, once. MMPR's Shogun, Super Zeo, and Turbo's Rescue.

And we had animals for four years in that same row. Later three years in a row three different times.

There's more than enough room to return to a concept not fully explored in over ten years.

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Originally Posted by Cestro (Post 66330)
I'm honestly surprised that we haven't had any since Mystic Force.

Thus my advocating.


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