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Bechdel Passing Toku

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1. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993)


"She hates me."
"Aisha."
"Ugh. I don't know what I've done, but Veronica flat out hates me. And that is why I didn't make the club."
"Scoot over. Why would Veronica hate you? And as far as the club is concerned, I have no idea why you didn't get in. But you know what, I'm gonna find out. Okay? Cheer up."

Note: The Aisha episodes pass much more frequently than the Trini episodes.
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2. Power Rangers Zeo (1996)


"What do you want, Archerina?"
"Solve this, super sleuth. Who's power is greater? The pathetic pink peon, or the mighty Archerina?
"I've got nothing to prove to you!"
"If you ever want to see your friends again, you'll accept my challenge."
"What have you done with them?"
"They will be your reward, if you meet me in battle. If you refuse, they shall remain in my dungeon forever. Will you fight me, or are you too scaredy Kat?"
"Alright. I accept your challenge."
"Meet me in the forest of eternal light, or lose your friends forever."

Note: While it is a great season, the Bechdel Test is not it's strong point.
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3. Power Rangers Turbo (1997)

"Can I sit?"
"Is this where we have our cozy, heart-to-heart talk, and hug, and become best friends, and everything's great?"
"Look Jenny, I don't even know if I want to be your friend. You're mean, you're rude, and you alienate yourself from everybody."
"Do you know what it's like to have your mother send you away because she doesn't want you? Or to have your uncle blame you for stealing? Or have the only thing you care about ruined right when you have a chance to get ahead?"
"Well maybe not. But I know that you need all the friends that you can get right now. Look, my advice to you is: don't blow it. My friends and I are going to be at the Juice Bar later. You're welcome to join us if you want."
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4. Power Rangers in Space (1998)


"Oh, hey Cassie. Um, have you washed my sheets yet?"
"Ugh. I've been a little busy. Hey, hey! You know I just cleaned this table before you sat down and messed it up?"
"Sorry."
"Hey! I just mopped that floor."
"So what, that means it can never get dirty again?"
"You can at least wait until it dries, you know."
"We clean! It gets dirty! We clean again, that's what happens!"
"We clean? Ugh. I don't see you with a mop! You and your acrylic nails! Heh. I'm always the one cleaning!"
"Always, no! I don't think so! I cleaned three weeks ago!"
"Exactly! Three years ago!"
"Look! This week, my duties were to check the systems and I'm done for today! You're not? Too bad!"
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5. Power Rangers Lost Galaxy (1999)


"Hey, whatcha-- Maya! What do you think you're doing? What did you do? Who said you could eat this?"
"No one. Since when do I need permission to eat?"
"You have no consideration for what I've done!"
"I was hungry!"
"Maya, that wasn't for you! I would share anything, but you must ask! Maybe in the JUNGLE people eat whatever they want, but around here we ask first!"
"Well in the JUNGLE, people are happy to share!"
"You could have waited! You knew I was coming back!"
[...]
"I would have eaten something else, but there isn't anything else... because YOU didn't go SHOPPING!"
"I can't believe this! It's MY fault you ate my cake?"
"Fine! I'll go shopping then!"
"Here! You might as well finish it!"
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6. Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue (2000)


"Very impressive, Dana. But will it actually measure volcanic activity?"
"That's what I'm gonna find out. I'm heading up to Mt. Jasmine... to see if I can get a reading."
[...]
"I can give you a ride if you'd like."
"I'll just take a bus. It'll be an adventure."
"Good luck."
"Thanks."
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7. Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger (2002)


"Can I ask you something?"
"What is it?"
"Why did you join Jakanja?"
"I dropped out of Space Ninja School. And so I joined Jakanja. I'm willing to do anything as long as I find a meaning in life. But even in Jakanja, I'm a nobody."
"I know how you feel. I didn't do well in school either. But it's different now. We have our own song. If we can touch people with this song, it wouldn't matter if we failed in school. So... let's be the best "Bijou Girls 7" we can be and use our voice to make people happy. And then Jakanja will look at you differently."

Note: Regarding the season overall, Hurricaneger doesn't do that well with the Bechdel Test.
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8. Power Rangers Ninja Storm (2003)


"Who are you guys supposed to be?"
"Oh, hi. I'm Marah Marigold Moonbeam."
"And I'm Kapri Rainbow Chaser. Peace."
"We're folk singers!"
"Yeah!"
"Okay, I get it. Now, let me get something straight. Aliens, Kelzaks, various monster types are all good?"
"Oh, yeah."
"And everybody's afraid of the Power Rangers?"
"Oh, yeah. Of course. Well, they just do whatever they want and stomp on anyone who gets in their way. Well, they're horrible, evil creatures."
"Oh, you're not from around here, are you?"
"Clearly."
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9. Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger (2003)


"Ranru? You were protecting everyone's happiness, while I was only thinking about myself, but I'm fine now."
"Lirian."
"Even though I became this granny. That's right! I can be a dinosaur! Dinosaurs are old but are always stars! I will also aim to be an old woman star! From now on, I will practice hard and get an Academy award!"
"Lirian..."
"I should do my best from now on. Aim for Hollywood and do my best."

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10. Power Rangers Dino Thunder (2004)


"My career is over. This is the worst thing to happen to anyone ever."
"Oh, come on, Kylie. I'm sure someone will find a way to reverse this."
"But I was supposed to go on You Request It tonight."
"Just because you look a little older, doesn't mean you still can't sing."
"Right. Go on national TV looking like this. I must look at least... forty."
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11. Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger (2004)


"Jasmine! Please, you've got to think of a plan! If you don't hurry we--"
"I made a misjudgment. And not a subtle one. A violently great misjudgment!"
"Jasmine?"
"I always... always looked up to..."
"To who?"
"It's it obvious? You, Umeko."
"You're lying."
"It's no lie. Umeko is different from me, so terribly different in the way you do things."
"Jasmine."
"But that ended today. If you are going to be like that, Umeko... today, it's clear I misjudged you."
"I don't like that! Being misjudged by Jasmine... I don't like that!"
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12. Power Rangers S.P.D. (2005)


"Excuse me. Excuse me. Excuse me, I want an explanation."
"I can't hear you. Chill 'til the songs over, 'kay?"
"Not 'kay. And take your laceless, tasteless, trash dumpster boots out of my room."
"Okay, here's a newsflash for you, missy. The big, blue dog says, it's not just your room anymore."
"What?"
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13. Mahou Sentai Magiranger (2005)


"It's not like I want to become an actress. A more simple, serious job suits my tastes better."
"Onee-chan hates girls that lie."
"But..."
"Urara-chan. Consider what you're thinking. What you want to do... then have courage to do it! You have to be honest with your feelings!"
"Courage. But, Houka-chan, why do you work so hard?"
"Because I hate my shy, childish, lying, little sister."
"Why do you think I want to be an actress?"
"Because I can tell. I'm your Onee-chan after all."
"But... I actually..."
"Ah! Come on! Come with me!"
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14. Power Rangers Mystic Force (2006)

"Booyah! Hey, nice shirt."
"Yeah, you too. This is great stuff, sis. You're a genius behind these tables."
"Thanks. Hey, you know I'm in the zone."
"Alright."
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15. GoGo Sentai Boukenger (2006)


"Who are you? And why do you have a Precious?"
"SGS, preparing for the worst, stored the most dangerous Precious in a different place."
"Why do you know that?"
"Please... believe."
"It's okay. I will protect the Precious... because that's my job."
"How strange. When I see that smile, I feel like it really will be okay."
"This smile is my treasure."
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16. Jyuken Sentai Gekiranger (2007)


"Ran. Write this word. But you must do it earnestly."
"Why do I have to do that?"
"Just write it!"
"Fine! Fine! Just write it, right?
"Look at that word. Do you feel anything?"
"Of course I wouldn't!"
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17. Power Rangers Jungle Fury (2008)


"Somebody bring me some food!"
"Uh, welcome to Jungle Karma Pizza, can I help you?"
"Which part of 'bring me food' don't you understand?"
"The part where you were yelling at me."
"Now!"

Note: Jungle Fury scores pretty low on the Bechdel Test, as there are a total of TWO passing conversations that I can remember.
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18. Engine Sentai Go-onger (2008)


"Training number 2."
"Umm, what is this?"
"Idols need to be a bit sexy. This is made of a special shape-memory-alloy Kegalemetal. It's for training for sexy idol poses."
"What are you having us do?"
"I'm having you do these poses until they no longer embarrass you."
"Me, do an embarrassing pose like that?!"
"I can't do that."
"Don't complain. Do it already. Uffu pose!"
"No! How embarrassing!"
"Alright. A-ha pose!"
"I won't do these poses!"
"Alright. More and more. Next, reluctant pose! A-hen pose! O-ho pose!"
"This is sexy?"
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19. Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight (2008)


"This belongs to you. Being a Kamen Rider... I've never felt anything like it. But it's not what I want to do with my life. I'm a journalist. I fight bad guys better with my words than with my fists. My thrill of victory is when I expose the truth behind the lies."
"Sounds exciting. Almost makes me want to give up fighting monsters and pick up a pen. I'm serious, though. People like you... you let us know why we're really fighting. Without you the Xaviaxes of the world could tell any lie they wanted. And we'd all just believe it. No questions asked. Keep fighting, Maya."
"I will."
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20. Power Rangers R.P.M. (2009)


"Hold it right there. Don't move."
"Tell your parents not to wait up."
"What are you talking about? My parents? Leave my parents out of this! What?"
"Aww, drat."
"Heh. You need some new upgrades."
"You're too late Rangers. I already got what I came for. Behold, the key to your destruction. The black dia--"
"Whoops."
"Aww, double drat."

Note: While there are FIVE recurring female cast members, Tenaya (the villain) is the only one able to get the season a pass. If she's not in the conversation, their minds go straight to the guys.
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21. Samurai Sentai Shinkenger (2009)


"So... how shall I welcome you? Well... Shinkenger? You planned to deceive me... but I am not so naive. Did you think I did not notice you guys buzzing about? I used your little trick... to get the real bride."
"No!"
"Your turn next. Tell your comrades where the brides are... but, make it a lie."
"I can't do--"
"Then the brides will die. It would be a pity."
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22. Tensou Sentai Goseiger (2010)


"I'm back."
"Welcome back. Moune, morning."
"It's morning. What are you doing?!"
"Hmm, this? It's a snack. You want one?"
"Snacks in the morning?! You shouldn't leave your Tensouder here!"
"Oh no! I was using that as a bookmark!"
"Sorry! Bookmark?!"
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23. Power Rangers Samurai (2011)


"So, is this a tough look, or what?"
"Wow... Emily... interesting but... nah."
"But what? I'm just trying to be as tough as you and the others."
"Em... you're tough... in your own way."
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24. Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger (2011)


"Ow."
"What's wrong, Ahim?"
"It's nothing. Merely a splinter in my finger."
"Eh? Mind if I see?
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25. Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters (2012)


"Isn't it hard? You're just a normal girl like me. How can you fight?"
"I choose to fight of my own free will. In order to protect yours and others' dreams... I will definitely defeat the Vaglass."
"Thank you."
"Same here. Thanks for doing my make-up.'
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26. Power Rangers Megaforce (2013)


"Coming to Ernie's?"
"Yeah, but first I'm going to the woods. The orange monarch butterflies are migrating, and it's like a once in a lifetime event. I'll meet you a little later. Oh, order me a--"
"I know. A low fat, cherry berry strawberry, with carob chips, but no hot fudge."


 

The Bechdel Test:
1. It has to have at least two [named] women in it
2. Who talk to each other
3. About something besides a man


Power Rangers, Super Sentai, Kamen Rider, [etc.] are primarily toy commercials for young boys. However, they also have strong characters of the female gender. But do they actually pass the Bechdel Test?

Feel free to suggest shows because I'm not familiar with a lot of earlier sentai, or Kamen Rider in general.

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