Anyone who has ever watched an episode of Power Rangers is likely to have two preferences: a preferred hue, and a preferred installment in the Power Rangers franchise.
Even today, more than 20 series after the first Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, friends argue over who among them will take on the role of the Red Ranger or the Green Ranger when they play the game at recess.
This time, it's possible that the Power Rangers show that's now showing on television screens today is what's caused the shift in events.
Even though the year 2021 will mark the year in which the world of entertainment was graced by the 28th Power Rangers series, there is no doubting the fact that some Power Rangers series left an unforgettable impact on the hearts of children – and possibly even adults – all over the world.
Those who are considering watching multiple episodes of a Power Rangers series in a row should have particular ones on their watch list.
10. Power Rangers Ninja Storm (2003)
In the 2000s, Naruto made the West crazy about ninjas, so it made sense for Power Rangers to make a show with a similar premise. This is how Power Rangers Ninja Storm came to be. The story of Power Rangers Ninja Storm is based on Ninpu Sentai Hurricaneger.
It starts with three not-so-good Wind Ninja Academy students becoming the hope of the world after the evil ninja master Lothor kidnaps the rest of the Academy's students and turns their sensei, Kanoi Watanabe, into a test subject.
The “last of the class become heroes” plot is a new way to look at the Power Rangers formula, and fans loved it. Ninja Storm became a great way to get into the franchise because it told the story in a new way that was funny and lighthearted.
9. Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue (2000)
Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue takes place in the made-up city of Mariner Bay in California. The story starts when it's found that Mariner Bay is an ancient graveyard for monsters that will soon threaten the modern world again. To protect the city from this threat, the government puts together the Lightspeed task force, which is made up of people with different skills.
Aside from a cameo with Lost Galaxy in which the two Ranger teams stop Trakeena from taking over Earth, Lightspeed Rescue isn't very well received, but it gets better the more times you watch it. “The Fate of Lightspeed” is also one of the most story-heavy endings to a Power Rangers episode ever.
8. Power Rangers Jungle Fury (2008)
It's always cool to think about getting in touch with your inner animal spirit and showing it off through energy attacks and martial arts, and Power Rangers Jungle Fury does just that.
In the story, pizza shop owner David de Lautour recruits three teens who are good at martial arts to save the world from the evil Jarrod of the Dai Shi martial arts school. Teens Casey, Lily, and Theo must learn secret martial arts and become the Power Rangers Jungle Fury in order to do this.
Aside from its story, Jungle Fury has some great lessons about how to live a happy life by sticking with things and making the most of your skills and interests. The different parts of the story are fun on their own, especially when the heroes meet new Pai Zhuq masters and get new Zords.
7. Power Rangers Dino Charge (2015)
Since Dino Thunder, Power Rangers Dino Charge is another “return” to the classic dinosaur theme. It is a wilder, more dangerous version of the Mighty Morphin' dino formula that fans could easily love.
In the alternate history of Dino Charge, the dinosaurs died out because the bounty hunter Sledge tried to get the powerful Energems from the Keeper. And the Power Rangers Dino Charge of today are in charge of using the dinosaurs' power and getting the Energems so they don't get used wrong.
Dino Charge has the main team of five Rangers, but it can have as many as eight Rangers fighting at the same time. Also, the show uses multi-layered story arcs to make a more interesting story, which makes the arrival of each new Ranger more surprising and exciting for fans.
6. Power Rangers Beast Morphers (2019)
Power Rangers Beast Morphers is the first show in the franchise to air on Nickelodeon. The show has the “twang” of a Nick show, which means it is quirky, funny, and often interesting. In the near future, a bad guy from another dimension named Evox will force a secret organization called Grid Battleforce to make its own defence team.
Grid Battleforce turns a group of teenagers into the new Power Rangers Beast Morphers by giving them a special formula called Morph-X that is made from animal DNA. Beast Morphers feels more like an action teen show than the other Power Rangers shows.
It's not boring to watch how the characters interact with each other, and the story arcs are also fun to follow. Beast Morphers also took the time to finish a storyline that was left unfinished in a different Power Rangers show, which surprised fans.
5. Power Rangers Mystic Force (2006)
The idea behind Power Rangers Mystic Force is just so strange. Maybe it's because it takes the Power Rangers idea and gives it a Harry Potter twist. In it, an earthquake hits the town of Briarwood hard enough to break a powerful seal and let the evil Morticon back out into the world.
Sorceress Udonna knows this and brings together the Warriors of Legend, led by the reluctant wayfarer Nick, to help them become the new Power Rangers. This simple but very fun idea is what makes Power Rangers what it is, and it makes Mystic Force an interesting addition to the series. Aside from the interesting way the characters interact, it's also cool to see how their power grows.
For example, Udonna makes the Warriors' wands into cell phones so they can keep up with the times. This is how their “morphers” work. Not only that but the “spells” they learn are turned into numbers that they use over and over again in the episodes.
4. Power Rangers RPM (2009)
In Power Rangers RPM, fans go to a time not too far in the future when the Venjix Computer Network has taken over most known technology and all of humanity except for the city of Corinth. Scott Truman, the Red Ranger, was put in charge of a group of unlikely heroes in a last-ditch effort to stop Venjix or lose the world to this rogue AI.
When a show is about to be canceled, it makes sense to go all out, and Power Rangers RPM doesn't let us down. Fans of RPM's original Sentai show (Go-Onger) and Power Rangers would love the references to plot points and ideas from both shows.
Even though RPM only has 32 episodes, it has some of the best character development in the show. When it comes to relationships and story arcs, RPM is a lot more mature than other series about rangers with characters that appeal to younger audiences.
3. Power Rangers Dino Thunder (2004)
Power Rangers Dino Thunder brings back powers that have to do with dinosaurs almost a decade after MMPR stopped. Since this is the case, it makes sense that the series is a callback to the first Power Rangers. This is shown by the return of Tommy Oliver.
Tommy is now a professor of paleontology, and he helps Conner, Ethan, and Kira, who are in detention, become the Dino Thunder Rangers. And as Mesogog's plan to send Earth back to the time of the dinosaurs gets worse, Tommy comes back as the Black Dino Ranger.
Even though Dino Thunder is a pretty normal Power Rangers season, the way the characters grow and change is what makes it stand out. Aside from dialogue, the way characters interact with each other outside of the main episodes shows how the team's relationship grows.
2. Power Rangers S.P.D. (2005)
Even though its creation was controversial, Power Rangers S.P.D. is still a classic series. In 2025, Earth is part of a huge network of planets where humans and aliens can live together. When the Troobian Empire shows that it wants to take over the planet, it breaks the peace. Commander Anubis Cruger gave the B-Team the job of protecting Earth when the A-Squad Rangers of the Space Patrol Delta went missing.
As with other Power Rangers stories, the new Rangers in S.P.D. are the best parts. Instead of being full-fledged police officers, the team is made up of two former thieves, one of whom is the Red Ranger. Fans liked S.P.D. not only because of its unique setting but also because of how well the characters grew and the story moved forward as a whole.
1. Power Rangers In Space (1998)
Aside from the painful morphing scene, Power Rangers in Space carries on the legacy of MMPR and sends it to the stars. Now that it takes place in space, In Space does a good job of exploring and expanding the alien mythology of the larger Power Rangers universe, bringing to light ideas that were previously just brushed over as weird plot points.
In the first episode of “In Space,” former Turbo Rangers go to space to find Zordon. When they run into the United Alliance of Evil by accident, Red Space Ranger Andros recruits the Turbo Rangers to join his side. Even though “In Space” is pretty much Zordon's last season, it also introduced a lot of Power Ranger's staples.
One of these is the Battlerizer Mode, which most Rangers use as a sub-form in the series. Other tropes include a family connection between the hero and the villain, no more power transfers, and even Ranger uniforms. Also, there's an episode where the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show up.
Anyone who has seen a Power Rangers episode is likely to have two preferences: a favourite colour and a favourite episode in the Power Rangers series.
Even now, more than 20 series after the first Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, friends argue over who will be the Red Ranger or the Green Ranger when they play the game at recess.
This time, it's possible that the Power Rangers show that's on TV right now has something to do with how things are going.