Power Rangers fans have been at odds with the Megazords from BOOM! Studios comics, but the latest design has sparked discussion. This is due to the recent Megazord debut in the series forcing Zords together, with little thought regarding the concept.
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Many designs for the comic book have been given grace from fans, including the mash-up formations created from broken Zords. However, fans have noticed the continuation of problems with Megazord designs. Megazords were the brand name for the adapted Robo seen in the Super Sentai franchise and commonly included a set of themed Zords that merged to create a Mecha formation.
The design of the Megazords often kept the base structure of each unit that formed specific parts, which differs from concepts such as the Transformers in the Michael Bay movies. BOOM! Studios started to debut exclusive Megazords for the Shattered Grid event and the Pink Ranger spin-off series. These included the Typhonis and Gravezord, which used parts from broken and destroyed Zords to create menacing formations.
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The debut of the Blue Omega Thunder Omegazord has frustrated fans in the recent issue of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. This is due to the failure to maintain the physical form of the Red Dragon and the Lion Thunderzords, which have been altered and disfigured to match a simple design.
Fans have been sharing their irritation regarding the failure of understanding what makes Megazords unique, except for the scrap-made Megazords. Megazords from various Boom! Studio comics have also failed to meet the expectations of Zord-to-Megazord designs but have been given grace until now.
Other Megazords that have deviated from the concept of a Megazord or Sentai Robo include the Mega Megazord, TMNT Megazord, and the Mega-Gravezord. Fans have begun pointing out the problems with these design choices, which go against the amalgam format that all Megazord in each series follows.
The Mega Megazord demonstrates how badly the comic deviate as it combines a bunch of incompatible Zords of different sizes and disfigures proportions, including the Hyperforce Megazord, Super Zeo Zord Pink, the Pleziozord, and even Zords from Ninja Storm and Mystic Force.
Much like the original lion of Voltron and classic Transformers toys, Megazords always retained their base form when becoming the components. This includes separating into parts when necessary for the design of a Mecha. Proof of failing to abide by the standards of Megazords was given by the Power Rangers Movie released in 2017. Fans were annoyed by the design removing elements that relate to the Zords that make each component. Here is a comparison compared to the toy release, which did a better job of matching a Zord-To-Megazord design.
Although the comic releases have gifted the fans with fantastic events, important backstories, and even exclusive Rangers, the Megazords have yet to meet the criteria for the franchise.
Keeping with this standard is important since it’s an element that makes Power Rangers unique and what allows the creation of the beloved deluxe toy lines, including the Zord Ascension Project from Hasbro. Whether this will change in the comics has yet to be seen but many fans hope there will be changes in the future.
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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #105 is the recent release from the BOOM! Studios Power Rangers series, with Issue #106 releasing on March 22. For more discussions regarding the comics for Power Rangers, keep following for more content.
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