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''Power Rangers Wild Force'' takes place in 2002, continuing the tradition of having the incarnation taking place the year it was released. The first part of the series was originally broadcast on the Fox Kids children's television block, but was later moved to the ABC Kids children's television block in mid-season following the buyout of the ''Power Rangers'' franchise by [[Disney]]. ''Wild Force'' was dubbed in South Korea as '''''Power Force Rangers''''' (파워포스레인저 ''Pawa Poseu Leinjeo'').
 
''Power Rangers Wild Force'' takes place in 2002, continuing the tradition of having the incarnation taking place the year it was released. The first part of the series was originally broadcast on the Fox Kids children's television block, but was later moved to the ABC Kids children's television block in mid-season following the buyout of the ''Power Rangers'' franchise by [[Disney]]. ''Wild Force'' was dubbed in South Korea as '''''Power Force Rangers''''' (파워포스레인저 ''Pawa Poseu Leinjeo'').
   
Wild Force celebrated 10 years of [[Power Rangers]], while Gaoranger celebrated 25 years of [[Super Sentai]].
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''Wild Force'' celebrated 10 years of ''[[Power Rangers]]'', while Gaoranger celebrated 25 years of ''[[Super Sentai]]''.
   
 
==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
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{{Quote|And so the journey begins. Destiny has brought five young people together and now they set out on their wild adventure.|Narrator|Lionheart}}
 
The series follows the adventure of Cole Evans, who had been staying with a tribe for many years, as he tries to find his destiny in the fictitious town of [[Turtle Cove]]. He encounters the [[Animarium (Wild Force)|Animarium]], a place that many believed to be a fairy tale. He joins four others who had a common path to become the new leader of the Wild Force Power Rangers.
 
The series follows the adventure of Cole Evans, who had been staying with a tribe for many years, as he tries to find his destiny in the fictitious town of [[Turtle Cove]]. He encounters the [[Animarium (Wild Force)|Animarium]], a place that many believed to be a fairy tale. He joins four others who had a common path to become the new leader of the Wild Force Power Rangers.
   
 
The Power Rangers use their powers to defeat the forces of the Orgs, led by one Master Org. As Cole was fond of animals, he was shocked to discover that the Orgs were heartless creatures. As the series continues, he finds the truth about his real parents: his parents, Richard and Elizabeth Evans, were professors at Turtle Cove University, along with a family friend, Viktor Adler. When they were sent to the jungle for research, they discover the remains of the original Master Org, in which a jealous Adler consumes in order to exact revenge on Richard, who had proposed to Elizabeth before he could. However, Adler goes insane, and kills both Richard and Elizabeth. For a while, their newborn son, Cole, was also presumed dead.
 
The Power Rangers use their powers to defeat the forces of the Orgs, led by one Master Org. As Cole was fond of animals, he was shocked to discover that the Orgs were heartless creatures. As the series continues, he finds the truth about his real parents: his parents, Richard and Elizabeth Evans, were professors at Turtle Cove University, along with a family friend, Viktor Adler. When they were sent to the jungle for research, they discover the remains of the original Master Org, in which a jealous Adler consumes in order to exact revenge on Richard, who had proposed to Elizabeth before he could. However, Adler goes insane, and kills both Richard and Elizabeth. For a while, their newborn son, Cole, was also presumed dead.
   
The annual team-up episodes saw the Wild Force Rangers team up with the Time Force Rangers in order to stop three mutant Orgs (the Mut-Orgs) from polluting the Earth. It also featured the first time when a former villain teamed up with the Rangers to face the enemy. These episodes are special as it contained numerous references to various longtime fans of ''Power Rangers''. Fans generally consider this teamup one of the best, due to the fact that the episode was written by a member of the fandom who was later hired to write for ''Wild Force'', and the fact that the teamup brought closure to several plotholes in ''Time Force''.
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The annual team-up episodes saw the Wild Force Rangers team up with the Time Force Rangers in order to stop three mutant Orgs (the Mut-Orgs) from polluting the Earth. It also featured the first time when a former villain teamed up with the Rangers to face the enemy. These episodes are special as it contained numerous references to various longtime fans of ''Power Rangers''. Fans generally consider this teamup one of the best due to the fact that the episode was written by a member of the fandom who was later hired to write for ''Wild Force'' and the fact that the teamup brought closure to several plotholes in ''Time Force''.
   
 
In addition to the annual team-up episodes, ''Power Rangers: Wild Force'' also had a special episode commemorating it as the tenth incarnation by having Cole team up with the nine Red Rangers before him<ref>in order of incarnations, [[Jason Lee Scott]], [[Aurico]], [[Tommy Oliver]], [[Theodore Johnson|T.J. Johnson]], [[Andros]], [[Leo Corbett]], [[Carter Grayson]], [[Wesley Collins|Wes Collins]] and [[Eric Myers]]</ref> in order to defeat the [[Machine Empire]] one final time. This was known as '''''[[Forever Red]]'''''.
 
In addition to the annual team-up episodes, ''Power Rangers: Wild Force'' also had a special episode commemorating it as the tenth incarnation by having Cole team up with the nine Red Rangers before him<ref>in order of incarnations, [[Jason Lee Scott]], [[Aurico]], [[Tommy Oliver]], [[Theodore Johnson|T.J. Johnson]], [[Andros]], [[Leo Corbett]], [[Carter Grayson]], [[Wesley Collins|Wes Collins]] and [[Eric Myers]]</ref> in order to defeat the [[Machine Empire]] one final time. This was known as '''''[[Forever Red]]'''''.
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*[[Ransik]]
 
*[[Nadira]]
 
*[[Nadira]]
*'''Red Rangers''': Nine previous Red Rangers from the past team up with [[Cole Evans|Cole]] to battle the remnants of the [[Machine Empire]].
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*'''[[:Category:Veteran Red Rangers|Red Rangers]]''': Nine previous Red Rangers from the past team up with [[Cole Evans|Cole]] to battle the remnants of the [[Machine Empire]].
**[[Jason Lee Scott]] ('''Red Power Ranger''') of ''[[Mighty Morphin Power Rangers]]''
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**[[Jason Lee Scott]] ('''Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger''') of ''[[Mighty Morphin Power Rangers]]''
 
**[[Aurico]] ('''Red Aquitar Ranger''') of ''[[Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers]]''
 
**[[Aurico]] ('''Red Aquitar Ranger''') of ''[[Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers]]''
**[[Tommy Oliver]] ('''Zeo Ranger V''') of ''[[Power Rangers Zeo]]''
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**[[Tommy Oliver]] ('''Zeo Ranger V Red''') of ''[[Power Rangers Zeo]]''
 
**[[T.J. Johnson]] ('''Red Turbo Ranger''') of ''[[Power Rangers Turbo]]''
 
**[[T.J. Johnson]] ('''Red Turbo Ranger''') of ''[[Power Rangers Turbo]]''
 
**[[Andros]] ('''Red Space Ranger''') of ''[[Power Rangers in Space]]''
 
**[[Andros]] ('''Red Space Ranger''') of ''[[Power Rangers in Space]]''
**[[Leo Corbett]] ('''Red Galaxy Ranger''') of ''[[Power Rangers Lost Galaxy]]''
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**[[Leo Corbett]] ('''Galaxy Red''') of ''[[Power Rangers Lost Galaxy]]''
 
**[[Carter Grayson]] ('''Red Lightspeed Ranger''') of ''[[Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue]]''
 
**[[Carter Grayson]] ('''Red Lightspeed Ranger''') of ''[[Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue]]''
**[[Wesley Collins]] ('''Red Time Force Ranger''') of ''[[Power Rangers Time Force]]''
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**[[Wesley Collins]] ('''Time Force Red''') of ''[[Power Rangers Time Force]]''
 
**[[Eric Myers]] ('''Quantum Ranger''') of ''[[Power Rangers Time Force]]''
 
**[[Eric Myers]] ('''Quantum Ranger''') of ''[[Power Rangers Time Force]]''
 
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*Power Rangers Wild Force: The Complete Series (Shout! Factory)
 
*Power Rangers Wild Force: The Complete Series (Shout! Factory)
   
==Notas==
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==Notes==
*Wild Force fue la primera temporada en tener un narrador como su contraparte Sentai.
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*this is the last ''[[Power Rangers]]'' season to air on ''[[Fox Kids]]''.
*Este es el primer equipo de guardabosques que tiene mujeres Rangers amarillas y blancas.
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*this is the first ''[[Power Rangers]]'' season to air on ''[[ABC Family]]'' & ''[[ABC Kids]]''.
*Wild Force, junto con ''Operation Overdrive'' , son las únicas temporadas en las que ninguno de los miembros del reparto ha vuelto a interpretar sus roles. Aunque los equipos ''Wild Force'' y ''Operation Overdrive'' aparecen en la Batalla legendaria de ''Super Megaforce'' , permanecen modificados a lo largo de esta aparición.
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*This season aired concurrent with the ''[[Super Sentai]]'' series ''[[Ninpu Sentai Hurricaneger]]'', which became ''[[Power Rangers Ninja Storm]]'' the following year.
*Wild Force es la primera serie de los Power Rangers donde se muestra que los Rangers ya están en funcionamiento, sin un Red Ranger, antes del inicio del espectáculo.
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*This is the first season where the Ranger's HQ is not an indoor place.
*Wild Force es la primera temporada en mostrar los zords en CGI completo, no solo en sus presentaciones, sino en la mayoría de las escenas antes de su combinación en el Megazord (aunque los accesorios físicos se usaron ocasionalmente para tomas de primer plano).
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*''Wild Force'' was the first season to have a narrator like its Sentai counterpart.
*La primera promoción de Wild Force en realidad usó varios clips de la introducción de Gaoranger. En un momento dado, se pueden ver las caras de los 5 principales Gaorangers a medida que se transforman. Además, en la primera promoción de ''Wild Force'' (la que se emitió después de que se terminara ''Time Force'' ), se pueden ver las caras completas de 4 de los actores japoneses de ''Gaoranger'' , a medida que comienzan a transformarse.
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*In most Power Rangers with 2 female Rangers, their colors are Yellow and Pink. However, this is the 1st Ranger Team where the colors aren't Yellow and Pink.
*La secuencia de transformaciones en esta temporada se levanta de  ''Gaoranger '' pero con las cabezas de los Rangers pegadas sobre sus contrapartes Sentai.
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**This is later succeeded by ''A-Squad, Mystic Force, RPM, Dino Charge, Dino Super Charge, Ninja Steel, and Super Ninja Steel.''
*Esta es la primera temporada desde que los ''[[Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers]]'' presentan la formación del equipo principal Rojo, Azul, Negro, Amarillo y Blanco.
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*Wild Force, along with ''Operation Overdrive'', are the only seasons where none of the cast members have reprised their roles. Although the ''Wild Force'' and ''Operation Overdrive'' teams do appear in the ''Super Megaforce'' Legendary Battle, they stay morphed throughout this appearance.
*Esta fue la primera serie regular de los Power Rangers que no contó con un Pink Ranger, así como la primera serie desde que ''[[Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers]]'' no tuvo uno, y la primera desde que ''[[In Space]]'' no contó con un Green Ranger.
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**However, Rick Medina returned in ''Samurai'', but he took on the role of ''Deker'' instead of reprising his role as Cole.
*Esta es la primera temporada de los Power Rangers desde que ''In Space'' presenta a un Black Ranger, y la primera desde que los ''[[Mighty Morphin Power Rangers|Mighty Morphin Power Rangers originales]]'' (y sus contrapartes alienígenas) presentan a un White Ranger.
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*''Wild Force'' is the first Power Rangers series where the Rangers are shown to already be operating without a Red Ranger before the start of the show.
*La serie fue única en el hecho de que los villanos se llaman 'Orgs', como en ''Gaoranger''
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*''Wild Force'' is the first season to show the Zords in full CGI, not only in their presentations, but in the majority of scenes prior to their combination into the Megazord (although physical props were occasionally used for close-up shots).
*''Wild Force'' tiene la distinción de contar con el Power Ranger más antiguo conocido (Merrick tenía más de 3,000 años en el momento de su lanzamiento).
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*The first ''Wild Force'' promo actually used several clips from the Gaoranger intro. At one point, the faces of all 5 of the main Gaorangers as they transform can be seen. In addition, in the first ''Wild Force'' promo (the one that aired after ''Time Force'' ended), the full faces of 4 of the Japanese actors from ''Gaoranger'', as they begin to transform, can be seen.
**''Dino Charge'' rompió este récord y Koda tenía 100.000 años.
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*The morph sequence in this season is lifted from ''Gaoranger'' but with the Rangers' heads pasted over their Sentai counterparts.
*Esta temporada tiene el récord de la mayor cantidad de Zords presentados: 22.
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*This is the first season since ''[[Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers]]'' to feature the Red, Blue, Black, Yellow and White main team formation.
**Max es el único Ranger en esta temporada que no tiene 3 Zords, solo posee 2.
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*This was the first regular Power Rangers series not to feature a Pink Ranger as well as the first series since ''[[Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers]]'' not to have one, and the first since ''[[In Space]]'' not to feature a Green Ranger.
*Esta serie también tiene el récord actual de apariciones en Power Ranger de temporadas anteriores, con 13. Los primeros fueron los 6 Time Force Rangers, luego los 7 Red Rangers en "Forever Red".
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*This is the first season of Power Rangers since ''In Space'' to feature a Black Ranger and the first since the original ''[[Mighty Morphin Power Rangers]]'' (and their alien counterparts) to feature a White Ranger.
*Aunque Master Org es un villano exclusivo de los Power Rangers, el traje usado para él fue reciclado del [[Gorma Emperor XV|Emperador de Gorma XV]] , que es el villano principal de ''[[Gosei Sentai Dairanger]]'' . El concepto de Viktor Adler recuerda a Hideyo Kageyama, también conocido como [[Doctor Man|Doctor Man,]] quien se desempeña como el villano principal de la Serie 1984 Choudenshi Bioman, quien fue el primer ser humano antes de convertirse en el villano principal. Irónicamente, Doctor Man y The Gorma Emperor son interpretados por el fallecido actor japonés Munemaru Kouda.
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*The series was unique in the fact that the villains are called 'Orgs' much like in ''Gaoranger''. Even the monsters the Power Rangers had to defeat mostly had no name changes in the transition.
*Esta serie dio el breve regreso del dúo de comedia [[Bulk and Skull|Bulk y Skull]] en ''[[Forever Red]]'' , y fue la última serie en presentar a los dos hasta que Bulk regresó en ''[[Samurai]]'' y Skull cuando regresó a recoger a Spike al final de ''[[Super Samurai|Super Samurai.]]''
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*''Wild Force'' has the distinction of featuring the oldest known Power Ranger (Merrick was over 3,000 years old at the time of his release).
*Este fue el último de los Power Rangers  S erie a ser producido por '''''MMPR Producciones''''' , y la primera temporada para ser desarrollado completamente bajo la propiedad de ''Disney'' y no ''Saban'' . '''Saban''' solo hizo la preproducción, cuando comenzó el rodaje, '''Disney''' ya había adquirido la franquicia.
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**This record was later broken by ''Dino Charge'' with Koda being 100,000 years old.
*Esta es también la última temporada para tener el segmento "La próxima vez" después de cada episodio y la última temporada para tener dos hembras en el equipo principal hasta el ''[[Power Rangers S.P.D.|SPD de los Power Rangers.]]''
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*This season holds the record of the highest number of Zords featured: 22.
*El equipo de Time Force-Wild Force fue el primer equipo creado para Power Rangers, ya que nunca ha habido un ''Gaoranger contra Timeranger'' .
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**Max is the only Ranger in this season not to have 3 Zords, only possessing 2.
*Esta es la primera temporada en mostrar sangre realista cuando se cortó la mano izquierda de Zen-Aku.
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*This series also has the current record for Power Ranger appearances from previous seasons, at 13. The first were the 6 Time Force Rangers, then the 7 Red Rangers in "[[Forever Red]]".
*"Forever Red" fue el primer episodio en conmemorar el aniversario de la franquicia ''Power Rangers'' . Esto se repetiría en ''[[Dino Thunder]]'' con [[Legacy of Power]] , ''[[Operation Overdrive]]'' con [[Once A Ranger]] y " [[Super Megaforce]] " con [[Legendary Battle]]
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*Although Master Org is a Power Rangers-exclusive villain, the costume used for him was recycled from the [[Gorma Emperor XV]], who is the main villain in ''[[Gosei Sentai Dairanger]]''. The concept of Viktor Adler recalls Hideyo Kageyama AKA [[Doctor Man]] who serves as the main villain from the 1984 Series Choudenshi Bioman who was first human before becoming the main villain. Ironically, Doctor Man and The Gorma Emperor are both played by the late Japanese actor Munemaru Kouda.
*Esta es la primera temporada desde que los ''Power Rangers de Mighty Morphin'' no usan Morphers de muñeca. En su lugar, usan teléfonos celulares como Morphers.
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*This series gave the brief return of the comedy duo [[Bulk and Skull]] in "Forever Red" and was the last series to feature the two until Bulk's return in ''[[Samurai]]'' and Skull's return when he came to pick up Spike at the end of ''[[Super Samurai]]''.
*Esta fue la última serie que se emitirá en Fox Kids. A mitad de la carrera de Wild Force, fue trasladado a [[ABC Kids]] .
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*This was the last ''Power Rangers'' Series to be produced by '''MMPR Productions''', and the first season to be developed under ownership of Disney and not Saban. Saban only did the pre-production, when the shooting began, Disney had already acquired the franchise.
*Esta fue la última temporada en usar secuencias de apertura fría hasta que los [[Power Rangers Samurai]] nueve años después.
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*This is also the last season to have the "Next Time" segment after each episode and the last season to have two females in the main team until ''[[Power Rangers S.P.D.]]''
*Esta es la primera serie de los Power Rangers que no tiene un equipo con una futura generación de Power Rangers, ya que los Wild Force Rangers se disuelven permanentemente al final de la serie, aunque los Gaorangers correspondientes tuvieron un episodio de equipo con el Hurricanegers, las contrapartes de ''[[Ninja Storm]]'' . Esto puede deberse al hecho de que la producción se trasladó a Nueva Zelanda después de que finalizó Wild Force.
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*The Time Force-Wild Force team-up was the first made-for-Power Rangers team-up since there has never been a ''Gaoranger vs. Timeranger''.
*Esta es la primera encarnación de los Power Rangers ya que ''en el espacio'' no se destruyó la base de operaciones de los Rangers en la final, y la primera de todas las encarnaciones no se destruyó la base de operaciones de los Rangers (la [[Power Chamber|Cámara de Poder]] en ''[[Power Rangers Zeo|Zeo]]'' fue destruido al final de ''[[Power Rangers Turbo|Turbo]]'' , y el [[Astro Megaship]] de ''In Space'' fue destruido al final de ''[[Power Rangers Lost Galaxy|Lost Galaxy]]'' ).
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*This is the first season to show realistic blood when Zen-Aku's left hand was cut.
*A diferencia de Gaoranger, los Wild Force Rangers se referían notablemente entre por su nombre en lugar del color de toda la serie, aunque Gaoranger finalmente lo hizo después de que se presentaron formalmente en el final de la serie que se llevó a [[Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger vs. Gaoranger]] .
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*"Forever Red" was the first episode to commemorate the anniversary of the ''Power Rangers'' franchise. This would repeat in ''[[Dino Thunder]]'' with "[[Legacy of Power]]", ''[[Operation Overdrive]]'' with "[[Once a Ranger]]", ''[[Super Megaforce]]'' with "[[Legendary Battle]]" and ''[[Super Ninja Steel]]'' with "[[Dimensions in Danger]]".
*La temporada se menciona en [[Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger Season 2|Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger Temporada 2]] : [[Ep. 5: Delusional Imports]] , donde se hace referencia a Gaoranger como una copia flagrante de él (el historial se ha modificado para que Sentai adapte PR en lugar de al revés). De hecho, Wild Force es ampliamente considerado como una de las estaciones más similares a su material de origen.
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*This is the first season since ''Mighty Morphin Power Rangers'' to not use wrist Morphers. They use cell phone-like Morphers instead.
*La princesa Shayla fue refundida después de que comenzó la filmación. Ella fue originalmente interpretada por Natasha Allas. <ref>http://www.rangercrew.com/forum/showthread.php?27604-Power-Rangers-Wild-Force-Click-Click-Zoom-Dailies-with-Original-Princess-Shayla</ref>
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*This was the final series to be aired on Fox Kids. Partway through ''Wild Force''<nowiki/>'s run, it was moved to [[ABC Kids]].
*[[Ricardo Medina, Jr.]] reaparecería más tarde durante los [[Power Rangers Samurai]] y [[Power Rangers Super Samurai]] como [[Deker]] .
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*This was the last season to using cold opening sequences until ''[[Power Rangers Samurai]]'' nine years later.
*La Animaria luego reaparecería durante [[A Lion's Alliance|la Alianza de A Lion's ]][[Power Rangers Super Megaforce|Super Megaforce de]] los [[Power Rangers Super Megaforce|Power Rangers]] .
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*This is the first Power Rangers series not to have a team-up with a future generation of Power Rangers, as the Wild Force Rangers are permanently disbanded at the end of the series, though the corresponding Gaorangers did have a team-up episode with the Hurricanegers, the ''[[Ninja Storm]]'' counterparts. This may be due to the fact that production moved to New Zealand after Wild Force ended.
*A partir de 2014, Wild Force es el último espectáculo de Power Ranger que intercambia de género el Yellow Ranger, ya que el Ranger amarillo más adelante sería del mismo género que sus contrapartes Sentai.
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*This is the first incarnation of Power Rangers since ''In Space'' not to have the Rangers' base of operations destroyed in the finale, and the first of all incarnations not to have the Rangers' base of operations destroyed at all (the [[Power Chamber]] in ''[[Power Rangers Zeo|Zeo]]'' was destroyed at the end of ''[[Power Rangers Turbo|Turbo]]'', and the [[Astro Megaship]] from ''In Space'' was destroyed at the end of ''[[Power Rangers Lost Galaxy|Lost Galaxy]]'').
*''Wild Force'' es la única temporada de los Power Rangers que se asocia con dos épocas diferentes: la [[Post-Zordon Era|Era Post-Zordon]] y la [[Disney Era|Era Disney]] . Se considera parte de la era Post-Zordon, ya que tenía el mismo equipo de producción que las nueve temporadas anteriores. Sin embargo, también es parte de la Era de Disney, ya que cuando comenzó a transmitirse, Disney ya había adquirido los derechos de Saban.
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*Unlike Gaoranger, the Wild Force Rangers notably referred to each other by name instead of color for the entire series although Gaoranger eventually did this after they formally introduced themselves in the series finale which was carried on to [[Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger vs. Gaoranger]].
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*The season is mentioned in [[Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger Season 2]]: [[Ep. 5: Delusional Imports]], where Gaoranger is referred to as a blatant copy of it (history having been changed so that Sentai adapts PR instead of the other way around.) ''Wild Force'' is indeed widely considered to be one of the seasons most like its source material.
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*Princess Shayla was recast after filming had started. She was originally to be played by Natasha Allas.<ref>[http://www.rangercrew.com/forum/showthread.php?27604-Power-Rangers-Wild-Force-Click-Click-Zoom-Dailies-with-Original-Princess-Shayla ]</ref>
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*[[Ricardo Medina, Jr.]] would later reappear during ''[[Power Rangers Samurai]]'' & ''[[Power Rangers Super Samurai]]'' as [[Deker]].
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*The Animaria would later reappear during ''[[Power Rangers Super Megaforce]]''<nowiki/>'s "[[A Lion's Alliance]]".
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*This is the last Power Rangers series to gender swap the Yellow Ranger as the Yellow Ranger later on would be the same gender as their Sentai counterparts.
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*This is the only Power Rangers series to be associated with two different eras: the [[Post-Zordon Era]] and the [[Disney Era]]. It's considered part of the Post-Zordon Era as it had the same production team as the previous nine seasons did. However, it's also part of the Disney Era as by the time it began airing, Disney had already acquired the rights from Saban.
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*''Wild Force ''is the first anniversary season in the Disney era.
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*''Wild Force ''is the final season to be filmed in Los Angeles, California.
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*''Wild Force'' is the last season to have five members in the main team until ''[[Power Rangers S.P.D.]]''.
   
 
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This article is about a/an series entry (the 10th) in the Power Rangers franchise.

Power Rangers Wild Force, often abbreviated as "PRWF", was the tenth incarnation of the Power Rangers series, based on Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger.

Wild Force, like Time Force, is very faithful to its Sentai counterpart, with nearly the exact same plot. It's also the first season to have the exact same morphing sequence as its Sentai counterpart.

Power Rangers Wild Force takes place in 2002, continuing the tradition of having the incarnation taking place the year it was released. The first part of the series was originally broadcast on the Fox Kids children's television block, but was later moved to the ABC Kids children's television block in mid-season following the buyout of the Power Rangers franchise by Disney. Wild Force was dubbed in South Korea as Power Force Rangers (파워포스레인저 Pawa Poseu Leinjeo).

Wild Force celebrated 10 years of Power Rangers, while Gaoranger celebrated 25 years of Super Sentai.

SynopsisEdit

"And so the journey begins. Destiny has brought five young people together and now they set out on their wild adventure."
―Narrator[src]

The series follows the adventure of Cole Evans, who had been staying with a tribe for many years, as he tries to find his destiny in the fictitious town of Turtle Cove. He encounters the Animarium, a place that many believed to be a fairy tale. He joins four others who had a common path to become the new leader of the Wild Force Power Rangers.

The Power Rangers use their powers to defeat the forces of the Orgs, led by one Master Org. As Cole was fond of animals, he was shocked to discover that the Orgs were heartless creatures. As the series continues, he finds the truth about his real parents: his parents, Richard and Elizabeth Evans, were professors at Turtle Cove University, along with a family friend, Viktor Adler. When they were sent to the jungle for research, they discover the remains of the original Master Org, in which a jealous Adler consumes in order to exact revenge on Richard, who had proposed to Elizabeth before he could. However, Adler goes insane, and kills both Richard and Elizabeth. For a while, their newborn son, Cole, was also presumed dead.

The annual team-up episodes saw the Wild Force Rangers team up with the Time Force Rangers in order to stop three mutant Orgs (the Mut-Orgs) from polluting the Earth. It also featured the first time when a former villain teamed up with the Rangers to face the enemy. These episodes are special as it contained numerous references to various longtime fans of Power Rangers. Fans generally consider this teamup one of the best due to the fact that the episode was written by a member of the fandom who was later hired to write for Wild Force and the fact that the teamup brought closure to several plotholes in Time Force.

In addition to the annual team-up episodes, Power Rangers: Wild Force also had a special episode commemorating it as the tenth incarnation by having Cole team up with the nine Red Rangers before him[1] in order to defeat the Machine Empire one final time. This was known as Forever Red.

CharactersEdit

RangersEdit

Main article: Wild Force Rangers
The rangers

The Wild Force Rangers.

Color Role Actor
Red Wild Force Ranger Cole Evans Ricardo Medina, Jr.
Yellow Wild Force Ranger Taylor Earhardt Alyson Kiperman
Blue Wild Force Ranger Max Cooper Phillip Jeanmarie
Black Wild Force Ranger Danny Delgado Jack Guzman
White Wild Force Ranger Alyssa Enrilé Jessica Rey
Lunar Wolf Ranger Merrick Baliton Phillip Andrew

AlliesEdit

CiviliansEdit

VillainsEdit

Monsters from PRWFEdit

ArsenalEdit

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Wild Force Rider.

Main article: Arsenal (Wild Force)
  • Growl Phone: Morpher of the Wild Force Rangers; with miniature robot/animal modes.
  • Lunar Caller: Morpher of the Lunar Wolf Ranger.
  • Crystal Saber & Power Animal Crystals
  • Weapons: Personal weapons used by the Rangers (White Tiger Baton, Golden Eagle Sword, Black Bison Axe, Blue Shark Fighting Fins, Red Lion Fang); can combine into Jungle Sword for the "Savage Slash" attack.
  • Animarium Armor: The Red Ranger's Battlizer granted to him by the Falcon Zord. It allows him to fly, form a shield from the wings, and fire energy blasts.
  • Savage Cycles: Motorcycles given to the Wild Force Rangers by their Wild Zords.
  • Wild Force Rider: Motorcycle given to the Red Ranger by Animus to replace his destroyed Savage Cycle.

ZordsEdit

Wildzord SystemEdit

Legend:◆ piloted zord, ❖ aux zord, ◇ power-up zord
Main article: Wildzords

Alternate CombinationsEdit

Alternate MegazordsEdit
Wild Force MegazordEdit
KongazordEdit
Dark PredazordEdit
Isis MegazordEdit

Evil ZordsEdit

EpisodesEdit

  1. Lionheart
  2. Darkness Awakening
  3. Click, Click, Zoom
  4. Never Give Up!
  5. Ancient Awakening
  6. Wishes On The Water
  7. The Bear Necessities
  8. Soul Searching
  9. Soul Bird Salvation
  10. Curse of the Wolf
  11. Battle Of The Zords
  12. Predazord, Awaken
  13. Revenge Of Zen-Aku
  14. Identity Crisis
  15. The Ancient Warrior
  16. The Lone Wolf
  17. Power Play
  18. Secrets And Lies
  19. The Tornado Spin
  20. Three's a Crowd
  21. A Father's Footsteps
  22. Sing Song
  23. The Wings of Animaria
  24. Reinforcements from the Future Part 1
  25. Reinforcements from the Future Part 2
  26. The Master's Last Stand
  27. Unfinished Business
  28. Homecoming
  29. The Flute
  30. Team Carnival
  31. Taming Of The Zords
  32. Monitoring Earth
  33. The Soul of Humanity
  34. Forever Red
  35. The Master's Herald Part 1
  36. The Master's Herald Part 2
  37. Fishing for a Friend
  38. Sealing the Nexus
  39. The End of the Power Rangers Part 1
  40. The End of the Power Rangers Part 2

VHS/DVD ReleasesEdit

VHSEdit

DVDEdit

  • Power Rangers Wild Force (Complete Season) [German RC2]
  • The Best of the Power Rangers: The Ultimate Rangers
    • Forever Red
  • Power Rangers Seasons 8-12 (Lightspeed Rescue to Dino Thunder)
  • Power Rangers Legacy: The First 20 Seasons (MMPR through Megaforce)
  • Power Rangers Wild Force: The Complete Series (Shout! Factory)

NotesEdit

  • this is the last Power Rangers season to air on Fox Kids.
  • this is the first Power Rangers season to air on ABC Family & ABC Kids.
  • This season aired concurrent with the Super Sentai series Ninpu Sentai Hurricaneger, which became Power Rangers Ninja Storm the following year.
  • This is the first season where the Ranger's HQ is not an indoor place.
  • Wild Force was the first season to have a narrator like its Sentai counterpart.
  • In most Power Rangers with 2 female Rangers, their colors are Yellow and Pink. However, this is the 1st Ranger Team where the colors aren't Yellow and Pink.
    • This is later succeeded by A-Squad, Mystic Force, RPM, Dino Charge, Dino Super Charge, Ninja Steel, and Super Ninja Steel.
  • Wild Force, along with Operation Overdrive, are the only seasons where none of the cast members have reprised their roles. Although the Wild Force and Operation Overdrive teams do appear in the Super Megaforce Legendary Battle, they stay morphed throughout this appearance.
    • However, Rick Medina returned in Samurai, but he took on the role of Deker instead of reprising his role as Cole.
  • Wild Force is the first Power Rangers series where the Rangers are shown to already be operating without a Red Ranger before the start of the show.
  • Wild Force is the first season to show the Zords in full CGI, not only in their presentations, but in the majority of scenes prior to their combination into the Megazord (although physical props were occasionally used for close-up shots).
  • The first Wild Force promo actually used several clips from the Gaoranger intro. At one point, the faces of all 5 of the main Gaorangers as they transform can be seen. In addition, in the first Wild Force promo (the one that aired after Time Force ended), the full faces of 4 of the Japanese actors from Gaoranger, as they begin to transform, can be seen.
  • The morph sequence in this season is lifted from Gaoranger but with the Rangers' heads pasted over their Sentai counterparts.
  • This is the first season since Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers to feature the Red, Blue, Black, Yellow and White main team formation.
  • This was the first regular Power Rangers series not to feature a Pink Ranger as well as the first series since Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers not to have one, and the first since In Space not to feature a Green Ranger.
  • This is the first season of Power Rangers since In Space to feature a Black Ranger and the first since the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (and their alien counterparts) to feature a White Ranger.
  • The series was unique in the fact that the villains are called 'Orgs' much like in Gaoranger. Even the monsters the Power Rangers had to defeat mostly had no name changes in the transition.
  • Wild Force has the distinction of featuring the oldest known Power Ranger (Merrick was over 3,000 years old at the time of his release).
    • This record was later broken by Dino Charge with Koda being 100,000 years old.
  • This season holds the record of the highest number of Zords featured: 22.
    • Max is the only Ranger in this season not to have 3 Zords, only possessing 2.
  • This series also has the current record for Power Ranger appearances from previous seasons, at 13. The first were the 6 Time Force Rangers, then the 7 Red Rangers in "Forever Red".
  • Although Master Org is a Power Rangers-exclusive villain, the costume used for him was recycled from the Gorma Emperor XV, who is the main villain in Gosei Sentai Dairanger. The concept of Viktor Adler recalls Hideyo Kageyama AKA Doctor Man who serves as the main villain from the 1984 Series Choudenshi Bioman who was first human before becoming the main villain. Ironically, Doctor Man and The Gorma Emperor are both played by the late Japanese actor Munemaru Kouda.
  • This series gave the brief return of the comedy duo Bulk and Skull in "Forever Red" and was the last series to feature the two until Bulk's return in Samurai and Skull's return when he came to pick up Spike at the end of Super Samurai.
  • This was the last Power Rangers Series to be produced by MMPR Productions, and the first season to be developed under ownership of Disney and not Saban. Saban only did the pre-production, when the shooting began, Disney had already acquired the franchise.
  • This is also the last season to have the "Next Time" segment after each episode and the last season to have two females in the main team until Power Rangers S.P.D.
  • The Time Force-Wild Force team-up was the first made-for-Power Rangers team-up since there has never been a Gaoranger vs. Timeranger.
  • This is the first season to show realistic blood when Zen-Aku's left hand was cut.
  • "Forever Red" was the first episode to commemorate the anniversary of the Power Rangers franchise. This would repeat in Dino Thunder with "Legacy of Power", Operation Overdrive with "Once a Ranger", Super Megaforce with "Legendary Battle" and Super Ninja Steel with "Dimensions in Danger".
  • This is the first season since Mighty Morphin Power Rangers to not use wrist Morphers. They use cell phone-like Morphers instead.
  • This was the final series to be aired on Fox Kids. Partway through Wild Force's run, it was moved to ABC Kids.
  • This was the last season to using cold opening sequences until Power Rangers Samurai nine years later.
  • This is the first Power Rangers series not to have a team-up with a future generation of Power Rangers, as the Wild Force Rangers are permanently disbanded at the end of the series, though the corresponding Gaorangers did have a team-up episode with the Hurricanegers, the Ninja Storm counterparts. This may be due to the fact that production moved to New Zealand after Wild Force ended.
  • This is the first incarnation of Power Rangers since In Space not to have the Rangers' base of operations destroyed in the finale, and the first of all incarnations not to have the Rangers' base of operations destroyed at all (the Power Chamber in Zeo was destroyed at the end of Turbo, and the Astro Megaship from In Space was destroyed at the end of Lost Galaxy).
  • Unlike Gaoranger, the Wild Force Rangers notably referred to each other by name instead of color for the entire series although Gaoranger eventually did this after they formally introduced themselves in the series finale which was carried on to Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger vs. Gaoranger.
  • The season is mentioned in Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger Season 2: Ep. 5: Delusional Imports, where Gaoranger is referred to as a blatant copy of it (history having been changed so that Sentai adapts PR instead of the other way around.) Wild Force is indeed widely considered to be one of the seasons most like its source material.
  • Princess Shayla was recast after filming had started. She was originally to be played by Natasha Allas.[2]
  • Ricardo Medina, Jr. would later reappear during Power Rangers Samurai & Power Rangers Super Samurai as Deker.
  • The Animaria would later reappear during Power Rangers Super Megaforce's "A Lion's Alliance".
  • This is the last Power Rangers series to gender swap the Yellow Ranger as the Yellow Ranger later on would be the same gender as their Sentai counterparts.
  • This is the only Power Rangers series to be associated with two different eras: the Post-Zordon Era and the Disney Era. It's considered part of the Post-Zordon Era as it had the same production team as the previous nine seasons did. However, it's also part of the Disney Era as by the time it began airing, Disney had already acquired the rights from Saban.
  • Wild Force is the first anniversary season in the Disney era.
  • Wild Force is the final season to be filmed in Los Angeles, California.
  • Wild Force is the last season to have five members in the main team until Power Rangers S.P.D..

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