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In general, every Sentai Ranger from Zyuranger on, save for the main five Dairangers[1], the Flowery Kunoichi Team, Zeek-Jeanne, DekaBright[2], DekaGold, Gosei Green[3], Kyoryu Cyan II, Kyoryu Grey II, Deathryuger, the 2114 Kyoryugers[4], the Dōbutsu Sentai Go-Busters, the Brave Dino Force Rangers, the ToQgers, AkaRed, MidoNinger, the Neo Dekarangers, Kega Yellow[5], Dark AkaNinger, and Yoshiharu Igasaki[6] have appeared in Power Rangers, since the footage of them morphed is what Power Rangers uses for the footage of their characters morphed. However, there are a few instances where the character appears out of their morphed suit, offering American viewers a brief view of the people originally in the suits.

This can happen for a variety of reasons: the Sentai Ranger fits a different role the Power Rangers producers need, the Sentai Ranger is just in a shot that the producers want to use and nothing in that shot gives away that they're the ones who are supposed to be the heroes, it's a special episode and the footage is used to reveal Power Rangers' origins as coming from Super Sentai and, very rarely, the Sentai Ranger fulfills their normal role of standing in for their Power Rangers counterpart while they too are untransformed. Most of the time, the use of this footage for anything other than explaining Power Rangers' origins is for budget reasons and done with the understanding that Power Rangers' main audience (young children who haven't seen Super Sentai) won't notice. Using the unmorphed Sentai Ranger as the unmorphed Power Ranger is usually unsuccessful since the Sentai Ranger and Power Ranger in question don't look that much alike out of suit, despite the fact the producers avoid using a clear shot of the Sentai Ranger in question.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

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Pilot version of Day of the Dumpster

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When the Power Rangers morph, the Zyurangers can be seen holding their glowing Dino Bucklers behind them (the footage of the Rangers was super-imposed over the Buckler footage).

Happy Birthday, Zack

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Goushi/MammothRanger appeared in a flashback as a warrior who was defeated by Knasty Knight, using a clip of Goushi fighting Dora Knight (Knasty Knight's counterpart). Although Goushi's counterpart Zack was the star of "Happy Birthday, Zack" and was the only Ranger to fight Knasty Knight on his own, there was no connection between him and the warrior. The clip was used again in "Green with Evil Part II" to explain the origin of the Sword of Darkness.

Green With Evil

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Left: Tommy as he appeared in the rest of Part 1 Right: Burai's scenes from the same episode

In Part I, Burai/DragonRanger stood in for his counterpart Tommy when he (Tommy) rises from the spell that made him Rita's minion. The shot came from "The Sixth Hero" (the Zyuranger counterpart of "Green with Evil Part I") where Burai revives from his hibernation. Although Burai is in darkness in the shot, enough is seen from Burai's silhouette to show that it's not Tommy (different costume and hairstyle for both).

In Part IV, the five core Zyurangers can be seen running untransformed to the fire pit as Daizyuzin falls into it. It's not clear as the scene was shot from a long distance and is fairly dark, but a very close look does show it's not the Power Rangers watching the Megazord fall.

The Trouble with Shellshock

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Burai made another appearance in this episode at the beginning of the scene where the Green Ranger arrives on the roof before he brings forth the Dragonzord. This again is a substitution for Tommy. While Burai is farther away from the camera, making it harder to make out who it is, the substitution doesn't work as the daylight the scene takes place in clearly shows someone without Tommy's longer hair or the clothes he was wearing in the scene before (which also would've been incorrect because Tommy had morphed right before arriving at the rooftop).

The Rockstar

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In several shots where the Rockstar is fighting the Black and Yellow Rangers by the pool, Dan is seen in the background. Dan wasn't subbing for Billy because Billy wasn't with the other four Rangers and the villains (he was looking for Jason's cousin at the time). No one else was established being there in the Power Rangers episode.

Calamity Kimberly

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After the Samurai Fan Man blows four of the morphed Power Rangers away, their unmorphed Zyuranger counterparts stand in for them when Alpha 5 and Zordon view the events on the Viewing Globe, being blown to a special dimension in footage from Zyuranger's "A Dinosaur is Born". This use worked fairly well as it requires a very close inspection to see that they're not the Power Rangers. The Zyurangers are wearing their normal clothes, clothes the Power Rangers never wore (which, like the "Shellshock" example, is another goof as the Power Rangers were morphed before and after the clip). There were also several small differences between each Zyuranger and their counterpart, except between Geki and Jason, that are visible, like Dan's black hair vs. Billy's brown hair, Boi's short hair vs. Trini's long hair (it is nearly impossible to tell whether any of them are boys or girls), and Goushi's pale skin tone vs. Zack's dark skin tone.

Rangers Back In Time

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When Photomare's chest slot spewed forth the people she trapped in photos, they are of the unmorphed core Dairangers (minus Kazu) being copied from "The Grouped Opposite Squadron", the source Dairanger episode. No connection is made to the Power Rangers and requires a very close look to see that they're not the people seen running away in the park.

Power Rangers Funniest Moments and The Lost Episode

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Both specials show clips of the Zyurangers as a means to illustrate Power Rangers' origins. "The Lost Episode" also included the pilot "Day of the Dumpster" example as an edited version of the pilot was the lost episode in question.

Non-Sentai Ranger examples:

Perhaps the most famous example in all of Power Rangers would be footage of Machiko Soga/Witch Bandora and Ami Kawai/Lamie used as footage for Rita Repulsa and Scorpina respectively throughout Season 1.

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One scene from Zyu1.5 footage

  • Saban had Toei shoot footage for Power Rangers which is referred to as Zyu1.5. Unlike the more well known Zyu2, Zyu1.5 was just a collection of shots meant to extend scenes of Bandora Palace from the real Zyuranger. Machiko Soga and Ami Kawai were drafted to perform in these shots, making them two of the only three non-suit actors to contribute new performances for both Super Sentai and the original English language version of Power Rangers.[7][8] Footage of them from Zyuranger and Zyu1.5 would fall out of use by Season 2, replaced by new footage filmed in America with Carla Perez as Rita Repulsa and Sabrina Lu as Scorpina.
    • Several Super Sentai actors would dub Power Rangers back into Japanese, some even dubbing their counterparts, but never giving a new performance for the original English language version of Power Rangers (Machiko Soga would dub over herself and Carla Perez as Rita for Power Rangers).

Day of the Dumpster

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Regardless of which version of "Day of the Dumpster" one is watching, Rita and her minions are freed because two astronauts opened the space dumpster. This is extremely similar to how Witch Bandora and her minions were released on the first episode of Zyuranger, that is to say the footage of Bandora being freed was used to show Rita's own escape. This means the two astronauts from Zyuranger and the two astronauts from Power Rangers are the same.

Big Sisters

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A prominent example in this episode is Maria, the little girl Trini and Kimberly volunteered to be big sisters to. Maria’s clothes and hair matches Emiko’s, the little girl from "Run! Prince of Eggs" and "Monkeys No More!", the two Zyuranger episodes "Big Sisters" was adapted from. This (mostly) disguises the fact that it’s Emiko being dangled on a rope as Chunky Chicken (Dora Cockatrice) is flying around her. It’s obvious the actress on screen with Thuy Trang and Amy Jo Johnson was cast and dressed specifically so those shots of Emiko being held captive could be used. Two shots spoil the illusion by showing Emiko's face, one of them of Maria/Emiko being caught by the Megazord/Daizyujin.

In addition to Maria, the Morphing Masters shown on the viewing globe are the heads of the five ancient tribes from Zyuranger. In both cases, they are hiding eggs pertinent to their respective shows (Dinosaur eggs in Zyuranger, Power eggs in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers).

  • Although "Big Sisters" uses footage from both episodes, to the point that both versions of Dora Cockatrice are used interchangeably for Chunky Chicken, the Zyuranger footage used for Maria and the Morphing Masters are exclusively from "Run! Prince of Eggs".

I, Eye Guy

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The footage of Eye Guy capturing a child on Redna 2 is Zyuranger footage of Michi being captured from the episode "Papa's a Vampire!?" Michi is briefly seen later behind "Billy" when he gets hit by Eye Guy's beam. It's quick but still clear, despite the fact the Rangers and Eye Guy were alone in that scene.

For Whom The Bell Trolls

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When the Megazord is using one of Mr. Ticklesneezer's jars to try and trap Rita and her minions, an Asian boy in a green sweatshirt is standing behind the Megazord. He's Toshio, the friend of Fairy Dondon, Mr. Ticklesneezer's counterpart in "Become Small!" Toshio was helping Fairy Dondon against Daizyujin to avoid getting in trouble for their actions. There is no context for his appearance in Power Rangers as Toshio had no counterpart, with the Zyuranger footage edited and Power Rangers exclusive footage of Mr. Ticklesneezer shot to remove any references of him having a friend/partner (with the obvious exception of the Megazord shot).

Power Ranger Punks

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Barza appears as a young Zordon, placing Zordon in the unique position of being an original Power Rangers character and having a Super Sentai counterpart.

Island of Illusion

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A young girl in white is seen with the Rangers as a giant Mutitus is stomping to them. The girl is not seen before or after this... unless you're watching "Satan Comes!!" (one of the episodes "Island of Illusion" gets its footage from) where the girl, Yuka, plays a small yet important role in the plot.

A Friend in Need

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Dex/Kotaro

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In the opening scenes of part 1, when Dex is talking to King Lexian while digging and working with the other Edenoites, the person wearing the breath mask is actually Kotaro MinamiIcon-crosswiki from the 3rd Kamen Rider Black RXIcon-crosswiki episode "RX vs. the Knight of the WindIcon-crosswiki". The rest of the characters in the scenes are Black RX characters, but Kotaro's eyes are visible through the mask.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Official Fan Club Video

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Jun Tatara "reprises" his role from "Power Ranger Punks" as a young Zordon by the use of footage of him as Barza to tell the story of Rita and Zordon's fight in the centuries before Power Rangers.

Power Rangers Zeo

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The Shooting Star

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When the fighter pilots fly by the Quadrafighters in the beginning, footage from episode 1 of Chouriki Sentai Ohranger is used.

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Most of the shots are from outside the planes, meaning we're mostly looking at models or bluescreen shots of the pilots. However, one shot of a pilot looking behind is used and is none other than Momo Maruo/OhPink, making the other three Juri Nijou/OhYellow, Yuji Mita/OhBlue, and Shouhei Yokkaichi/OhGreen. Momo looking away effectively hides which TV series the fighter pilot came from.

Power Rangers Turbo

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Bicycle Built for the Blues

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When the Power Rangers watch the Big Burpa's rampage through the city, one of her followers is actually Naoki Domon/Blue Racer (wearing a bandana and a blue "gang jacket") in the Carranger version of this episode "A Great Reversal!! Bicycle Training".

Non-Sentai Ranger example:

Beware the Third Wish

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During the fight between T.J. and an evil Blue Senturion, a bento box lunch salesman is briefly seen in a scene taken from the Carranger episode "The Traitorous Signalman".

Power Rangers in Space

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The finger pressing "3" "3" "5" in the close-up is either Chisato Jougasaki or Miku Imamura's finger.[9] The producers avoid a goof by never using the shot when it's just T.J. alone morphing and the finger does not betray the gender of presser, ideal when the Space Ranger morphing is either Andros and Carlos Vallerte. The footage is reused in Lost Galaxy's "To the Tenth Power" and Wild Force's "Forever Red".

When Push Comes to Shove

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Miku (MegaPink) and Shintarou are seen twice in "When Push Comes to Shove", both times in place of their counterparts Cassie (Space Pink Ranger) and Lenny. The first is a wide shot of Miku/Cassie and Shintarou/Lenny going up in the elevator. The second is during the scene when they are rescued by the Digitank/Megatank; the shot of Miku and Shintarou entering the Digitank is used for the shot of Cassie and Lenny entering the Megatank.

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Both instances are extremely quick shots, with the elevator shot also having the two characters behind tinted glass and in darker lightin. Even the fact Miku was wearing an orange sweatshirt in Megaranger's "We Did It, eh!? The Roaring Digitank" compared to Cassie's pink sweatshirt is unnoticeable. (The fact that Cassie and Lenny are otherwise dressed the same as Miku and Shintarou also hide the substitutions).

Non-Sentai Ranger example:

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The Impenetrable Web

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When Ecliptor is exploding, Shibolena is in the background, out of focus but still visible, watching Yugande's destruction from this episode's counterpart, Megaranger's "Sublime! The Red-Hot Super Soldier Yugande".

Power Rangers Lost Galaxy

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The Blue Crush

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As a transmission tower begins to fall, Gouki can be seen instead of Kai rescuing the person from the car.

  • In an obvious non-sentai ranger example, the passenger Gouki saved is not the same one Kai saved. In a fun twist though, the actor playing the passenger has been featured in plenty of Gingaman footage repurposed for Lost Galaxy: he's Seiji Takaiwa, the suit actor for GingaRed and, since the footage is reused as such, Galaxy Red.

Silent Sleep

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When Leo transforms into the Red Galaxy Ranger on a horse to fight Chillyfish, Ryouma can be seen for a few seconds doing his transformation, although the visual effects the transformation used mostly hides this (the clearest part we see is Ryouma's pants, merely looking like Danny Salvin's jeans were switched with red pants by mistake).

Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue

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The Cobra Strikes

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When Carter enters Pyro Rescue 1 after the Rangers have to abandon the Supertrain Megazord, the visor is clearly revealing Carter's eyes... except the shot is from GoGoV's 22nd episode and is actually Matoi Tatsumi's eyes. The shot is quick but if you know when to look, you can see Matoi's Asian eyes instead of Carter's Caucasian eyes.

In the Freeze Zone

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When a morphed Carter uses his thermoscope to check on his friends in Freezard's stomach, the shot is actually Nagare, Shou, Daimon, and Matsuri in place of Chad, Joel, Kelsey and Dana. The outlines are a little off but otherwise, nothing gives away the reuse.

Trakeena's Revenge

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For an unknown reason, the morphing sequence from Lost Galaxy is not used in this crossover with Lightspeed Rescue. Instead, an edited version of the Gingamen's transformation sequence is used that edits out the portions that feature the untransformed Gingamen... save for the extreme close-up of the Gingamen turning the dials of their Ginga Braces. There is nothing that suggests it's not the Lost Galaxy Rangers' fingers and wrists other than the fact the fingers turning the Green Ranger's brace clearly don't belong to an African-American's hand (a small bit of Hayate's sleeve is also visible, but you have to be looking closely). The most distinguishing thing about this morphing sequence is simply that it's not the morphing sequence made especially for Lost Galaxy, which obviously doesn't have the same error.

Neptune's Daughter

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When a morphed Chad is fighting Aquafiend underwater, a few shots have Chad's eyes visible through the transparent visor... well, they would if those shots had been refilmed by Saban. As it stands, it's Nagare Tatsumi's eyes that are visible. It's hard to tell by the lighting, but at least one shot shows eyes that are a different shape than Chad's.

Non-Sentai Ranger example:

Vypra is represented multiple times in Lightspeed Rescue by GoGoFive footage of Princess Denus. This is usually considered the most successful used of footage of a visibly human looking (as opposed to completely costumed) Super Sentai character as their Power Rangers counterpart as Vypra and Denus look almost completely alike.

Strength of the Sun

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When David looks at the schematics of the Max Solarzord, you can see the reflection of Mondo Tatsumi in the computer monitor.

Power Rangers Time Force

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The five Timerangers appeared during the promo.

Naoto Takizawa/TimeFire occasionally stood in for his counterpart Eric Myers/Quantum Ranger. This usually worked as both Naoto and Eric resembled each other much more than other Sentai Rangers and their Power Ranger counterparts. One such episode was "Quantum Secrets", where a shot of Naoto falling in a river and shots of him grabbing and shooting the VolSniper were used to depict Eric doing similar actions. A promo for "The Quantum Quest" clearly shows Naoto's face for one second when Naoto's henshin sequence is shown.

Additionally, early promos for the series (such as a trailer on the VHS copy of Digimon the Movie) showed several shots of the Timerangers out of costume.

Worlds Apart

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Wes' visor was shattered during the fight with Univolt. When he performs the Time Strike, his Timeranger counterpart Tatsuya is seen in a quick closeup (although due to the quickness and most of the helmet still being intact, you have to watch closely). There are other shots of Tatsuya wearing the broken helmet but they are edited so he's only seen from behind or too far away to see clearly.

Movie Madness

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During part 2, just before the giant Cinecon's hand grabs the Rangers, Sion is seen among the other morphed Rangers. Sion is slightly obsurced by the other Time Force Rangers (or, technically, the other Timerangers) but more importantly, the shot is quick before Cinecon grabs them, mostly hiding Sion's cameo.

Nadira's Dream Date

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Left: Lucas a minute before being kidnapped by the monster Right: "Lucas" saved from by the Rangers

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Lucas' Timeranger counterpart, Ayase, is briefly seen when the others help him with Chameliacon. The most visible difference is that Lucas and Ayase are wearing different clothes.

Non-Sentai Ranger Example:

In the opening, the footage of the Egyptians noticing the Time Flyers was taken from episode 2 of Mirai Sentai Timeranger. The astronaut on the moon comes from episode 20 (if you look closely, you'll see it's the Shadow Winger flying over the moon rather than the five Time Flyers in the last shot).

In addition, several shots of the Silver Guardians are reused shots of Timeranger's City Guardians (most of them also including Naoto subbing in for Eric without morphing).
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Picture showing differences between Nadira and her counterpart Lila

Finally, Nadira is played in a few shots by Asami Kuru rather than Kate Sheldon courtesy of Timeranger shots of Asami portraying Lila. This is done infrequently and carefully edited to avoid showing Lila's face except for a quick shot of in "Trip Takes a Stand". Lila's face is visible on close inspection but more visible is the difference in their outfits; the skirts are constructed/sewed differently, Lila wears white stockings making her legs closer to the color of the rest of her outfit, Nadira's midriff is bared and Lila's headpiece is smaller compared to Nadira's.

Worlds Apart

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The wide shot of Mr. Collins addressing the Silver Guardians is from Timeranger. That means the man at the podium is Mr. Collins' counterpart Wataru Asami.

Reflections Of Evil

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This episode reuses the Egyptians noticing the Time Flyers from the first opening and adds a shot of a samurai chasing a ninja, before both notice the Time Flyers, that was previously unused.

Power Rangers Wild Force

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Note the bottom picture, particularly the eyes

During the morphing sequence, which was made by compositing the Wild Force Rangers' heads over the Gaorangers' heads during their (Gaorangers) transforming sequence, it is Sae's (GaoWhite) eyes looking out when the visor closes over, not Alyssa's (White Tiger Ranger). Viewers have to be watching very closely to see the change as Sae is only visible when the visor closes over and (to the producers' credit) it's hard to notice the change.[10]

The very first promo and the promo that ran after the Time Force finale actually showed the Gaoranger transformation without the Wild Force Rangers' faces added, clearly showing the Gaorangers' faces (the Wild Force morph was likely not completed in time for either promo). Finally, a shot of all five morphing in the opening intro shows all five Gaorangers' eyes visible through their visors, although it's only noticeable if pause/framed through that section.

Identity Crisis

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For a few shots meant to represent Merrick bathing in a lake before he's corrupt
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ed by the wolf mask, the producers used shots of Tsukumaro Ogami, Merrick's counterpart, from "Quest 21". However, the shots are edited to avoid showing Tsukumaro's face, hiding the substitution.

The Ancient Warrior

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During the flashback of how Merrick became Zen-Aku, Tsukumaro appears in the shot of him trying to take the mask off before it corrupts him in the Predazord cockpit. The first two shots of Merrick in the cockpit (before the shot of him/Tsukumaro fighting to take the mask off) were filmed in America by MMPR Productions and the change in sets is actually more noticeable than the change in actor. It also reuses the bathing shot from "Identity Crisis"

Unfinished Business

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Left: Original Wild Force footage Right: Gaoranger footage

When the Wolf Savage Cycle appears to help Merrick to fight Zen-Aku, Tsukumaro is briefly seen in two shots. It's hard to see Tsukumaro in the first shot, of him on the ground as the Wolf Roader (counterpart to Wolf Savage Cycle) attacks Rouki (Zen-Aku's counterpart), due to the dust kicked up and the fast camera motion. His second appearance, of Tsukumaro standing next to the Wolf Roader and Wolf Roader growls (in Wild Force, when the Wolf Savage Cycle acknowledges Merrick's thanks), is only revealed because the sleeve of Tsukumaro's coat is a different color and material than Merrick's (also, on a pure continuity note, Merrick's left hand is on the Cycle's handle in the previous shot but is not touching any part of the bike in the Gaoranger shot)

The Soul of Humanity

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Altered Wild Force staging

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Original Gaoranger/2nd Wild Force staging

As Animus leaves, when his light form passes in front of the Wildzords, the Gaorangers (as well as Tetomu) can be seen on the cliff, given away by the main Gaorangers' black jackets. The weird thing about this is that when the shot of the four combined Power Animal mechas was used a minute beforehand, it was zoomed in and covered by footage shot by the Wild Force production (having the effect of partially cutting GaoMuscle/Kongazord Striker out of the shot). It is only in the shot of Animus leaving that the original Gaoranger staging is seen.

Non-Sentai Ranger example:

Toxica is occaisionally represented with Gaoranger footage of Duchess Org TsueTsue. This substitution is usually invisible, but she is seen in "Identity Crisis", when she and Jindrax grab Zen-Aku so Nayzor could release a memory altering bug.

Power Rangers Ninja Storm

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There's No "I" In Team

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The shot of Mad Magnet throwing himself and Shane through a wall is a shot from the matching Hurricaneger episode, meaning the thrown Red Ranger is actually Yousuke (and, by extenstion, the monster actually Magnet Ninja Jishakkumo). It's a quick shot; anyone not looking for it would assume Yousuke's darker clothing is Shane's under unique lighting conditions.

Scent of a Ranger

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The three main Hurricanegers appear briefly on the Ninja Ops computer screen as Fragra appears. The shot was likely used as it used a unique special effect for Fragra's arrival (cheaper to use Hurricanegers' shot than make their own) and nothing gives away the fact that they are in fact the Rangers and, thus, no connection made to their Ninja Storm counterparts.

Power Rangers Dino Thunder

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White Thunder

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In part 2, after Trent hatches the Dinozord egg to reveal the Dragozord, the footage (from Abaranger's "Greetings, Abare Amigo") of his shadow on the wall staggering back from the hatched Dragozord was an untransformed Mikoto Nakadai instead of the morphed White Dino Ranger/AbareKiller.

Lost & Found in Translation

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This is a special case as it showed a nearly whole episode of Abaranger, clearly showcasing the Abarangers, and treating it as a dubbed TV show in Power Rangers Dino Thunder and not as events in Dino Thunder's universe or as an explanation of where the TV series Dino Thunder came from. The episode shown is a dubbed "Abare Leaguer Bind", with the Dino Rangers occasionally shown offering comments about the episode.

Thunder Struck

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Just before the Thundersaurus Megazord's drill breaks through the Zelzord and knocks Zeltrax down, Ranru/AbareYellow and Asuka/AbareBlack are seen unmorphed with Mahoro for a brief second before the drill appears. It's not visible unless you stop the episode at the right spot.

SPD Preview

During the special preview, where the physical form of the Morphing Grid shows Kira and Ethan the upcoming S.P.D. Rangers, four of the Dekarangers' faces are seen when their transformation sequence is shown. Although a mistake, it is more understandable as this special was likely shot during Dino Thunder (this special took place in Hayley's Cyberspace) and likely completed before any American S.P.D. footage was filmed, leaving Dekaranger footage as the only source for the special.

Power Rangers SPD

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Non-Sentai Ranger Example:

Samurai (episode)

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In this episode, an alien named Katana comes into the future after coming to Earth in the past and learning to be a samurai from a human samurai. Although technically no Dekarangers appeared in this episode (save for the morphed footage), the samurai is played by Ryuji Sainei (Ban/DekaRed) and is in fact Ban's ancestor in the corresponding Dekaranger episode. There is no similar connection between the samurai and Ban's counterpart Jack Landors.

Power Rangers Mystic Force

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While none of the Magirangers appeared untransformed in Mystic Force itself, early promotional materials showed brief clips of the Ozu family. A shot of Kai giving a little girl her balloon as well as a shot of Kai, Makito, and Miyuki running from Hades Beast Troll from the first episode are used in one promo. In a promo specifically for "The Gatekeeper", a shot of Lunagel standing behind the Magirangers is used, as well as a shot of Lunagel trapping the Magirangers in the white dimension from "Tenderness isn't Needed".

There is nothing in any of these clips to suggest that they're not the Mystic Force Rangers except these clips are never used in their corresponding Mystic Force episodes and the Mystic Force Rangers never wear anything in any episode that is close to the Magirangers' clothes.

Morphing sequence

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The very first shot of the Mystic Force Rangers' otherwise completely original morphing sequence, the shot of the hand pointing the Mystic Morpher/MagiPhone towards the sky and the magic circle appearing, is from Magiranger. It's hard to tell WHO'S hand it is and whether a different hand is used for each Ranger, but the shot matches too well to just be a faithful recreation of the Magiranger shot.[11]

Non-Sentai Ranger Example:

Mystic Fate

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Machiko Soga was featured in Magiranger in the role of Heavenly Arch Saint Magiel. It was her final role for a Tokusatsu series before her death in May of 2006. As a tribute to her contribution to Power Rangers, the producers of Mystic Force used footage of Soga as Magiel for the character of Mystic Mother, a reformed Rita Repulsa, for the two part finale of Mystic Force. Obviously, due to the circumstances, Machiko did not provide any new material this time.

Power Rangers Operation Overdrive

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Behind the Scenes

A behind the scenes special showed the untransformed Boukengers when a costume supervisor mentions getting the costumes in rough condition from Japan, implying the existence of the Boukenger series without outright stating it.

Power Rangers Super Samurai

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Trickster Treat

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Various screenshots from Trickster Treat; no trick screenshots from Shinkenger Special Act.

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In this Halloween special (which contained little footage actually shot for this special, none of the Rangers), a shot of Mako/Shinken Pink singing from The Return of Samurai Sentai Shinkenger: Special Act was used with Mako standing in for her counterpart Mia. Although there is no clear shot of Mako, with the bright concert lighting and no close-ups, the shape of the singer's head/face and her skin tone makes it clear that she is not Mia.

Non-Sentai Ranger example:

Juzo Fuwa stood in for his counterpart Deker in his human form a few times in both Samurai and Super Samurai, most notably in "Stroke of Fate" during the shot where Serrator deflects a blast meant for Deker. This generally worked as Juzo and Deker look a lot like each other, with the only giveaway being that Juzo's hair is slightly shorter and more unkempt than Deker's slick back hairstyle.

Additionally, the scene of the man screaming when he sees the Moogers during the Edo period in the pre-opening of every episode is from the second episode of Shinkenger (this also applies to the Samurai season).

Trickster Treat

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Main article: Trickster Treat

The Kuroko make their only Power Rangers appearance in this special, being one of the things lost in the adaptation of Shinkenger to Samurai/Super Samurai.

Power Rangers Megaforce

Main article: Power Rangers Megaforce

In the opening, Alata's hands are seen operating his Tensouder in two shots. The shots are framed and edited so the only giveaways are brief views of the sleeves of Alata's jacket and could easily be either Alata's counterpart Troy or Jake (the hands are slightly too masculine to be either Emma's or Gia's, and the skin tone is too light to be Noah's).

United We Stand

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Inset: Troy in the rest of the episode (and season) Main picture: Andrew Gray's "other costume"

Main article: United We Stand

When Gia and Emma are blown away by Beezara, Alata, Hyde, and Agri are seen on the ground instead of their respective counterparts. While Alata is somewhat visible, the camera goes by too quickly for Hyde and Agri to be seen clearly and even Alata is given away more by his clothing not matching Troy's, looking more like the producers accidentally costumed Andrew Gray in two different costumes rather than giving Yudai Chiba an unintended cameo.

Power Rangers Super Megaforce

Main article: Power Rangers Super Megaforce

All Hail Prince Vekar

Main article: All Hail Prince Vekar
SMF Joe or no Joe

The top image is from Gokaiger Ep. 36 (and possibly the first airing of the Super Megaforce episode All Hail Prince Vekar). The second is how the Super Megaforce episode looks now on Netflix.

As an unmorphed Noah is attacking Argus, Joe Gibken/Gokai Blue's arm can be seen attacking Argus (Barizorg). Reportedly in the original airing, strands of Joe's hair blew into frame (something Noah's hair couldn't). This is not seen in the version on Netflix, although whether this was changed before or after the original airing on Nickelodeon is unknown (Joe's hair WAS visible in the corresponding Gokaiger episode). In any case, it's only apparent a substitution was made because, for only a second, it's visible the material on the sword swinger's shirt is of a different material than Noah's

The Wrath

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Shot on left played right before the shot on the right

Main article: The Wrath

When the Rangers are thrown out of the Megazord during the fight with the whole Armada, the Rangers are shown getting thrown out twice. The first time is the Gokaigers (from The Day of Battle) although, by the way the scenes were shot for both series, it just looks like the Rangers changed clothes in midair. (This is also seen in "The Legendary Battle: Extended Edition" as it was a combination of "The Wrath" and "Legendary Battle".)

Non-Sentai Ranger example:

Love Is In the Air

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The scene of Jealousto in the garbage in "Foolish Earthlings" is used for Invidious in a similar situation. As a result, the woman who becomes Jealousto's wife is seen in this episode. Her appearance is edited so that her face is not shown when she speaks, hiding the fact her actress never spoke English or worked for Saban.

Power Rangers Dino Super Charge

Main article: Power Rangers Dino Super Charge

Zenowing

Main articles: Zenowing and Wise God Torin

Zenowing is represented at times with clips of Torin from Kyoryuger. Obviously, Zenowing and Torin's untransformed forms being represented by the same humanoid bird costume hides the switchover as easily as other completely suited roles.

Silver Secret

Main article: Silver Secret
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When Doomwing and Tyler Navarro morph right before their final fight, it's their Japanese counterparts Dantetsu Kiryu and Daigo Kiryu running towards each other. Due to how far the camera is and the henshin visual effects used, it's almost impossible to tell except whoever is morphing into the Silver Ranger seems human on (very) close inspection.

Non-Sentai Ranger example:

Catching Some Rays

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Rika's arm is in the right of the frame, next to the Green Ranger

Main article: Catching Some Rays

Rika Fukui's arm is briefly seen on the edge of the frame in the wide shot of the Power Rangers dancing the hula (the shot from Kyoryuger was zoomed in to mostly cut her out, but budget and scheduling likely prevented removing Rika's arm).

Power Rangers Ninja Steel

Main article: Power Rangers Ninja Steel

Non-Sentai Ranger example:

Grave Robber

Grave Robber

Main article: Grave Robber

The truck driver who gets knocked out and Calvin/Ninja Steel Yellow has to save is the same driver from the third episode of Ninninger (similarly saved by Calvin's counterpart Nagi Matsuo/KiNinger).

Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel

Main article: Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel

Non-Sentai Ranger example:

Monster Mix-Up

Main article: Monster Mix-Up
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Elena, the little girl from the 38th episode of Ninninger, can be seen in the upper right corner of the frame hiding behind a column after Preston/Ninja Steel Blue's wand is broken and he's pushed back by Stabberous during a fake flashback. She's only seen for a second or two and is partially obscured by the blur effect that the Power Rangers filmmakers added to the Ninninger footage to visually indicate this is a "memory"/false story.

Power Rangers Beast Morphers

Main article: Power Rangers Beast Morphers

Steel

Main articles: Steel and Beet J Stag

Like Zenowing, some shots of Steel use footage of Beet J. Stag to represent him due to him being portrayed by a suit actor whether he's morphed or not.

Sound and Fury

Main article: Sound and Fury
After Tubatron 2.0 breaks Devon's helmet, it's Hiromu's face that is seen through the visor, though it has been digitally altered to appear more like Devon's face.
Sound & Fury

Non-Sentai Ranger example:

While "Evox's Revenge" and "Silver Sacrifice" has shots of the Zords made by the Power Rangers production team, most of the shots of the Zords in the hangers is stock footage from Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters, meaning the workers in those scenes are, in a manner of speaking, employees of both Grid Battleforce and the Energy Management Center.

  • Other than there being no other Power Rangers-made Zords-in-hanger shots outside these two episodes, the PR-original shots are brighter, feature CGI Zords, and have more than one Zord side by side while shots taken from Go-Busters are darker, use physical models, and feature each Zord alone or, in the case of the Wrecker Zord and Jet Zord, on top of each other.
Go-Bus vs BeasMorp hangar

Top: Go-Busters 02 Middle: Beast Morphers 05 Bottom: overlay of both

  • Despite the shot appearing to be an example, the shot from "Taking Care of Business" of two Grid Battleforce techs watching a piece of Gigadrone roll by on a conveyer are exclusive to Beast Morphers. The shot was created by compositing the two over footage of two Energy Management Center techs watching the same wreckage. The positioning of the two Beast Morphers actors, a little digital paint, and Commander Shaw on one of the computer screens hides the shot's Go-Busters origins.

See also

References

  1. Four of the five main Dairanger do make a quick appearance, explained in detail in the main article under Mighty Morphin's listing for "Rangers Back in Time". Also, Ryo/Ryuuranger makes a very brief (transformed) appearance in the Mega War footage seen in "Stranger Ranger" (and reused in "Legendary Battle") although this was likely a mistake due to its quickness and the prominence of Jan/Geki Red, who does have a Power Rangers counterpart (The New Powers don't count as they were the Gokaigers, not the original Dairangers).
  2. Although DekaBright does have an American counterpart in Nova Ranger, no footage from DekaBright's appearance was used for Nova Ranger's appearance.
  3. DekaGold & Gosei Green only appeared transformed for a few seconds in their only appearances, not enough for Power Rangers to use, even if they had been adapted.
  4. It is known that Kyoryu Cyan II and Kyoryu Grey II aren't seen in Power Rangers Dino Charge and Dino Super Charge because: In case there's any question, the footage of the Dino Charge Silver Ranger fighting the others in "Silver Secret" WAS Kyoryu Silver II, taken from Brave 45 and Brave 46 (with some untransformed footage of him making it into the episode) with the rest of his appearances being either original footage or of Torin. Ferocious Knight D DID appear in Dino Super Charge as Badussa in "The Rangers Rock!" and in the background of previous episodes. He just never assumes his Deathryuger form.
  5. Kegalesia was already absent from Power Rangers RPM but even her use of Go-on Yellow's powers weren't adapted from Engine Sentai Go-Onger: 10 Years Grand Prix as it wasn't even made before RPM
  6. the future AkaNinger from Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger vs. Ninninger: Message from the Future from Super Sentai, with a costume different from any of the three featured in Power Rangers Ninja Steel
  7. http://www.grnrngr.com/zyu1.5/
  8. The third is Yoshi Sudarso, but he appeared in Power Rangers Dino Charge as Koda before appearing in Shuriken Sentai Ninninger as an unrelated character (then reprising the role of Koda in future Power Rangers appearances).
  9. http://sirstack.db-destiny.net/morphylogeny/602.htm
  10. http://sirstack.db-destiny.net/morphylogeny/1202.htm
  11. https://youtu.be/N2gGkV1yyRI?t=63


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