It's a pretty dynamite ending, but it does raise a few questions. Like, if Zordon was capable of destroying all the evil in the world with a single act of self-sacrifice, isn't it kind of a dick move to send a bunch of teens out to fight and possibly die instead? And if all the evil in the world was destroyed by the Good Energy of Zordon's Tube (this is actually how it is phrased in the show), then how come this show went on for another 16 years?
#1-2. "Island of Illusion" (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Episodes 27 & 28)
If there's one thing you should take away from this list, it's that whenever the writers of Power Rangers are tasked with diverging from the Japanese source material, they always end up going in the craziest possible direction. It's like a rule, and it's one that's established pretty early on, when Rita decides to deal with the Rangers by sending them to the Island of Illusion -- "where nothing is real except the danger!" This, incidentally, is something told to them by a giant spectral floating head of an ape man in gold armor, but that's something that happens to those dudes literally every day.
"I watch when you poop!"
All things considered, it's a pretty standard plot. The Rangers are trapped and forced to face their greatest fears (well, snakes) (well, one snake), but the twist is that every time their confidence is shaken, they start to fade out like Marty McFly's siblings before he got his parents to make out, and the only thing that can save them is a little person who a) is dressed as a leprechaun, b) plays the flute, c) speaks in rhyme, and d) is named Quagmire.
Oh, and e) DJs break-dancing competitions in his spare time.
The thing is, the way that he saves them is by reminding them that they can stop fading out and solidify if they regain their confidence, which they do by thinking of moments where they've triumphed over evil in the past. So not only does he have to give them this reminder six fucking times (because each Ranger needs their own reminder, even though they're all together, because apparently being a Teenager With Attitude also means that you're dumber than a sack of doorknobs), it also means that this is really just a clip show, with the single most convoluted setup that a clip show has ever had.
"Seriously, were you all held back grades? Is that why you all look 25?"
I mean, the budget for leprechaun costumes and rhyming dictionaries alone probably kept that one from being a profitable decision, right?
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