So…Megazord next. Oh well…might as well use all this research I have doing.
So let me start by saying that individual seasons tend to have a rough bracket that is common to that season.
Tier 5: Fodder and Beginning of Series Civilian Form Rangers
Tier 4: Weaker Monsters, Comical Generals, End of Series Civilian Form Rangers, Beginning of Series Morphed Rangers
Tier 3: Strongest Monsters, Serious Generals, End of Series Morphed Rangers
Tier 2: Super-Form Rangers (like Battlelizers), Big Bads
Tier 1: Giant Form Monsters, Zords
Rare Tier 0: Big Bad (Giant Form), Season Big Good/Deus Ex Machina
So scaling in a season tends to be pretty easy. It’s scaling BETWEEN seasons that can be challenging.
Every Season from In Space (Season 6) to Wild Force (10) crosses over with the previous season. Every Season from Ninja Storm (11) to Mystic Force (14) crosses over. “Forever Red” crossed over the first 10 seasons. “Once a Ranger” crossed over Mighty Morphin (1-3) with Ninja Storm (11), Dino Thunder (12), SPD (13), Mystic Force (14) and Operation Overdrive (15).
In all these depictions the ranger terms were around on par, with the newest team being slightly weaker save for “Forever Red” which had Wild Force Rider Cole (Basically Cole with the power of his Battlizer) defeat Serpentera, suggesting he’s the strongest ranger yet, and “Once a Ranger” where the Operation Overdrive team is shown as significantly weaker then the older rangers.
What this suggests is most rangers teams from the first 15 seasons should be scale-able in their civilian and morphed forms, at least by their respective End of Season.
However while this suggests comparable-ness between Tiers 5 and 3 for each season 1-15, it says nothing about each other’s Tiers 2 and Tier 1.
As for seasons past 15….
RPM (17) is a season that explicitly takes place in an alternate dimension, a dimension destroyed by a robot apocalypse. RPM Red Ranger and Samurai (18-19) Red Ranger actually fought evenly in “Clash of the Red Rangers” suggesting those 2 seasons are on par at least.
And eventually there was Super Megaforce (21) which has the PR Legend War, a fight with every Ranger so far versus the forces of evil. This is suggestive that every season up to 21 are at least somewhat comparable in capacity. Of course most the galaxy and universal feats (I am totally serious) appear in season 22…..
So scaling wise, the Original Megazord should be scalable to anything Tier 5-3 for every season probably up to 21, and most Tiers 2 to Tier 1s probably.
So how strong does that make it?
Well monsters of the week have had planetary scale powers before. And Planetary seems to be pretty casual for people the Rangers fight without their Zords.
In MMPR Rita created a solar eclipse (which takes well over planet-busting energy) in order to drain the Megazord of it’s power, instead of fighting it directly suggesting she can’t.
In MMPR, The Green Ranger made Giant Size by Rita with his Sword of Darkness which his boosts his powers immensely fights the Megazord. Not only does the Megazord hold on, but this was when it was immensely drained. If the Megazord was at full power it would “crush him”
Even afterwards it takes Giant Goldar and Scorpina fighting with the Green Ranger to finally destroy Original Megazord (for like one episode but I'll get back to that)
White Ranger easily takes an energy blast from Lord Zedd (who is by far Rita’s superior)
even breaking his staff. And the White Ranger and Green Ranger are equals. But the Megazord was stronger then Boosted Green Ranger.
In other seasons the Megaforce Rangers despite being weakened by by the eclipse defeated Vrak who created the eclipse in the first place
In Lost Galaxy, Psycho Pink stabbing the Pink Space Ranger’s Morpher with the Savage Sword caused an energy storm that was so strong is threatened not only the planet Rashon, but the Colony City of Terra Venture that was far outside Rashon’s atmosphere (11:20). You can even see the energy emanations of The Savage Sword go an entire planetary diameter from it. Given the distance this is likely a Large Planetary Feat. Yet Lost Galaxy Pink Ranger fights to the center of the storm to destroy the Savage Sword:
Notably Pink Psycho Ranger, Astro Megazord and Galaxy Megazord also tank this energy (Pink Psycho grew into her Giant Monster form and was absorbing it). The Astro Megazord also hurts Monster Psycho Pink and the Two Megazords together manage to destroy her. Although Astro Megazord was clearly important because before then Galaxy Megazord was losing to Monster Psycho Pink. Why is this important? Well Astro Megazord was an emergency plan made by Zordon, so it would make sense that it wouldn’t be quite as good as his main plan for Ranger Zords….which if you remember was the Original Megazord given to the MMPR Rangers…..hmmmm….Also of note, Astro Megazord helps fight Giant Monster Psycho Rangers on another occasion. And, not really quantifiable but another big feat from a weaker Megazord, weaker then the Galaxy Megazord….Taurozord PHYSICALLY holds open a portal between universes (17:00)
So beyond that Jinxer, a Lightspeed Rescue villain who’s main job is to SUMMON monsters and is not a actually a fighter himself created a RAPID solar eclipse just to strengthen Diablico and Olympius (The actual big fighters) to defeat the Lightspeed Megazords (15:23). Also Queen Bansheera, the Big Bad of that season being summoned was enough to move all the planets of the solar system out of alignments, including moving Jupiter and Saturn to either side of Earth (16:35)
Queen Bansheera when summoned has her own casual eclipse feat and which she was continually maintaining until her defeat (12:42). Yet same episode Carter (Lightspeed Red) manages to hold his own against her (15:00).
But this is literally just how strong the Rangers are. The Megazord itself should be much stronger. How much stronger exactly is unknown however…However SPD gives us some indication with an even higher feat then the above.
In SPD the Rangers fight the Alien Criminal Bork. It’s commonly thought that they had to use SWAT mode to do this, meaning it wouldn’t scale to the other rangers. However the SPD Rangers WERE fighting Bork before going SWAT, they only went SWAT to counter him using his special "erase things from existence" power (12:00)
What's so special about that? Well you see Bork left Alpha Centauri, the Star System, in ruin (1:10)
In fact a minion of Emperor Grumm, the main Big Bad of SPD, destroyed a planet with conservatively low stellar levels of energy. And yet SPD Shadow Ranger was able to beat Emperor Grumm himself. EVEN WHEN UNMORPHED!
Now Shadow Ranger is a Higher Tier Ranger in comparison to most, ala Jason, Tommy and Carter. But even in Base Morphed Forms the other SPD Rangers should be at least as strong as Doggie UNMORPHED. And the Megazord is far stronger then them.
However this is really starting to tap into their feats. While it takes until Dino Charge to get Galaxy and Universal Feats directly….there are implicit ones in the seasons prior that if you count them would make things far stronger. Even ignoring Super Modes and Megazords.
For instance, Zordon when he died released an energy wave that purified all the evil forces in the entire universe.
An energy wave that spread through the ENTIRE universe. That should be >Galactic in terms of energy output. You know who was equal to Zordon? Rita. The Two battled for centuries until Zordon sealed her away and Rita sealed him in his time warp. The same Rita blasted a heavily damaged weakened Megazord and caused only slight damaged in “Doomsday” (15:20). Again, her superior, Lord Zedd, blasted the White Ranger himself to no avail. In Operation Overdrive the Big McGuffin is the Corona Aurora which has power over the entire universe, controls the fate of the universe, and controls all the power of the universe.
Yet the Overdrive Rangers fought and defeated Flurious even when he had the Corona Aurora. To add to that, the Guardian of the Corona Aurora, the Sentinel Knight who’s power is pretty comparable to the Rangers, threw the 5 jewels of the Corona Aurora to Earth from a galaxy on the other side of the Universe. He Threw them BILLIONS OF LIGHTYEARS and the Overdrive Rangers are comparable to him.
In Dino Thunder the Triassic Ranger’s power creates a dimension complete with galaxy background.
There is stuff in the Galactic and above Range even for the Rangers without Zords and before Dino Charge if you wanna push it. But even without that it has by far enough DC/Durability to defeat it's likely opposition. So let's look at speed for a minute:
There are relativistic feats for FODDER:
And FTL Feats for Monsters of the Week and Comical Villains so you can guess it gets pretty crazy:
However, let's get serious. Remember how Zordon’s Z-Wave went through the entire universe in a matter of…minutes at best? Well….Red Space Ranger and Ecliptor move and react at point blank range to it and everyone, up to and including fodder can be seen reacting and moving comparable to it when it gets to them.
Pretty clearcut scaling can occur.
Likewise, The Corona Aurora’s power can affect the whole universe rapidly too and yet fodder visibly reacts to it at point blank range. (turn it to 0.25 speed if it goes too fast for you to see)
The Thunder Zords, which are literally the original Zords rebuilt, travel to the edge of the universe (or technically “the farthest galaxy”) in a manner of hours AT MOST:
One last thing. The Megazord, due to the Mastodon, is capable of freezing opponents. Outside of that it doesn’t have much hax however it does have one more trick: They have a healing factor. At the End of Green with Evil Part 4, The Zords are supposedly “destroyed” by Rita blocking out the Sun with her magic and then being attacks by Giant Goldar, Giant Scorpina, and Giant Green Ranger with the Sword of Darkness at once. They are then cast by Rita into the center of the Earth….except they return next episode with like no explanation at all.
I think the implication is supposed to be that the nature itself heals the Megazord as it does it’s Sentai counterpart Daizyuzin.
+Large Planetary DC/Durability when Damaged and Drained. Low Stellar+ when Fully Charged. Potentially MUCH higher.
+MFTL Speed (At Least Trillions, likely Quadrillions of times lightspeed)
+Mastodon Shield (Can Reflect Attacks)
+Sonic Roar Attack
+Some form of Healing Factor
-Relies on Sunlight to Charge