Power Rangers Mystic Force

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Power Rangers Mystic Force
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Genre Action
Adventure
Fantasy
Superhero fiction
Directed by John Laing
Charlie Haskell
Mark Beesley
Andrew Merrifield
Jonathan Brough
Starring Firass Dirani
Angie Diaz
Nic Sampson
Richard Brancatisano
Melanie Vallejo
John Tui
Peta Rutter
Antonia Prebble
Barnie Duncan
Kelson Henderson
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 32 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Bruce Kalish
Koichi Sakamoto
Producer(s) Sally Campbell
Charles Knight
Location(s) Wellington and Auckland, New Zealand
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) BVS Entertainment
Renaissance Atlantic Entertainment
Toei Company, Ltd.
Ranger Productions, Ltd.
Distributor Saban Brands
MarVista Entertainment
Buena Vista Television (previously)
Release
Original network Toon Disney (Jetix) and ABC (ABC Kids) (US)
CITV and Jetix (UK)
Original release February 20 (2006-02-20) – November 13, 2006 (2006-11-13)
Chronology
Preceded by Power Rangers S.P.D.
Followed by Power Rangers Operation Overdrive
External links
Website www.powerrangers.com

Power Rangers Mystic Force is an American television series and the fourteenth season of the Power Rangers franchise, based on the Super Sentai series, Mahou Sentai Magiranger. As with all Power Rangers series, the show is adapted from a series in the long-running Japanese tokusatsu franchise.[1]

The series officially premiered on February 20, 2006 on Toon Disney / Jetix, February 25, 2006 on ABC Family, March 11, 2006 on ABC as part of the ABC Kids programming block and on June 4, 2006 on Family in Canada, on October 2, 2006 on Jetix in India, October 21, 2006 on Jetix in the United Kingdom. The show was also broadcast on Sunday morning on ITV1 and the CITV Channel under the GMTV Toonattik slot in April 1, 2007. In the Philippines it premiered on October 6, 2007 in Cartoon Network's Toonami slot.

Power Rangers Mystic Force is the first and only Disney-produced Power Rangers series to feature the main villain in its Super Sentai counterpart, and is the first of the Disney-produced Power Rangers series in which all the actors playing the five core Rangers are of Australian or New Zealander descent (the casts of the three Disney-produced Power Rangers series prior to Mystic Force had at least one Ranger actor of North American descent). It is also the only Power Rangers series in which the Rangers wear capes. This is the second Disney series that does not have a teamup with the previous season's rangers. The first was Power Rangers Ninja Storm. In Mystic Force's case, the missing crossover would have been with Power Rangers S.P.D. However, a character from that series, Piggy cameoed in the episode "Ranger Down". This is the second Power Rangers season not have an African American ranger similar to Ninja Storm and the change of actors from North American to Australian or New Zealander descent. It was also the last season to aired on ABC Family, when the channel dropped off Jetix on August 31, 2006.

Plot[edit]

Twenty years ago, in a magic-filled dimension parallel world, the forces of darkness came into power and a war called the "Great Battle" between good and evil began, unbeknownst to the citizens of the human world. An army of the monsters, led by a powerful warrior named Morticon, swarmed into the land with their sights set on taking over the magical realm, the human realm and beyond. In the midst, they combat five wizards, who pushed back against the dark forces. The strongest wizard of all, Leanbow, cast a spell and sent the evil warriors into the Underworld, having the Gatekeeper seal the gates for all eternity. The forces of truth successfully thwarted the dark forces' attempt to take the surface world, but they lost the five wizards, including Leanbow, who sealed himself on their side of the Gate to make sure the evil forces did not escape.

In the present day, the city of Briarwood was struck by an earthquake, which was just enough to crack the seal, allowing evil to renew its attempt to invade the earth. The sorceress Udonna, realizing that the forces of evil had returned, sought out the warriors of legend, five teens living in Briarwood, to become the Power Rangers alongside her. While one of the teens was reluctant at first, he realized his destiny and joined the others in the fight against the Master of the Underworld and his numerous minions.[2]

When Udonna loses her Ranger powers to the mysterious Koragg, it is up to Nick, Chip, Xander and sisters Madison and Vida, to save the Earth on their own. They are assisted by Udonna's bumbling apprentice Clare, and eventually Jenji the Genie and his master Daggeron, the Solaris Knight.

Using their powerful magic and incredible martial arts skills, the Mystic Force Power Rangers must rely on teamwork to save the day. Later, in a shocking surprise, it is revealed that Koragg is none other than Leanbow, the greatest and strongest of the five original wizards. The good power that was taken from Udonna helps Koragg turn back to his normal self, and he uses his powers to transform into the most powerful defender of truth, the Wolf Warrior. In the end, Leanbow and Daggeron are supposedly killed in a battle with the evil master and the rangers lose their magical powers for initially destroying the Evil Master's body. After this, Necrolai turns good and with the help of a good monster from Evil Master's team destroys the more powerful minion of the Master. She then revives Leanbow and Daggeron, sacrificing her powers in the process and turning into a normal woman. After that the people of Briarwood, and the creatures who live in the forest, join with the rangers and transfer their good faith to the rangers, thus returning them their power. The rangers then destroy the Master, after which Nick, Udonna and Leanbow leave Briarwood to meet Nick's adoptive parents. Nick promises Madison that he would return for her, implying that they would get married in the future.

Cast[edit]

Mystic Force Rangers

  • Firass Dirani as Nick "Bowen" Russell, the Red Mystic Ranger - Nick is the team leader.
  • Angie Diaz as Vida "V" Rocca, the Pink Mystic Ranger
  • Nic Sampson as Charlie "Chip" Thorn, the Yellow Mystic Ranger
  • Richard Brancatisano as Xander Bly, the Green Mystic Ranger
  • Melanie Vallejo as Madison "Maddie" Rocca, the Blue Mystic Ranger

Additional Rangers

  • John Tui as Daggeron, the Solaris Knight
  • Peta Rutter as Udonna - She is the White Mystic Ranger and mentor for the core team. It is also revealed she is Nick's mother.
  • Chris Graham as Leanbow, the Wolf Warrior - It is revealed he is Nick's father.

Allies

Villains

Notes[edit]

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