Sometimes, I get bored.  That’s really my only excuse.  And because I get bored, I like to think about silly things, most of which deal with semi-obscure super-types from around the various worlds.  For some reason, last night’s thought process involved assembling my own five-color  Super Sentai-inspired team, featuring:

Because I am a giving soul, I started to wonder how many ridiculously innovative and cool variations might occur if other people were playing along with me (keeping in mind that we’re talking about a TEAM here, so having Superman be your blue and do all the work isn’t any fun) which begs a query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) had two rules:  First, no actual Super Sentai/Power Rangers allowed, and the “standard” color scheme rules – Red, Yellow, Blue, Green or Black, and Pink, no other substitutions allowed, otherwise things get inordinately complex, asking: What five characters from anywhere in pop-culture would you choose for the ultimate team?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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8 Comments

  1. September 25, 2013 at 12:51 pm — Reply

    Red – Petyr Baelish – Finance
    Yellow – Phil Ken Sebban – Legal
    Blue – Ted Crisp – Operations
    Black – Harold Saxon – Executive
    Pink – Joan Harris – Communications

    Super Sentai Corporate Raiders

  2. Murt
    September 25, 2013 at 2:25 pm — Reply

    Red- Frank Moses (Bruce Willis)
    Yellow- Leia Organa Solo (Post Episode 6 continuity)
    Blue- The Tick (Patrick Warburton)
    Green- Yoda ( Whenever he lived)
    Pink- Star Sapphire (Carol Ferris)

  3. gary
    September 25, 2013 at 5:24 pm — Reply

    Steve Perry (vocals)
    Jimi Hendrix (guitar)
    John Entwistle (bass)
    Keith Moon (on drums for season 1, after which John Bonham takes over)
    With some mutant hybrid of Lennon, McCartney, and Phil Lesh as the lyricist/composer.

    Super Sentai Power Rockers!

  4. Kirby
    September 25, 2013 at 8:20 pm — Reply

    A mainly mystical team with one eldritch abomination thrown in to confuse the enemy.

    Red- Hellboy
    Blue- Zatanna
    Pink- Kirby (Nintendo)
    Black- Harry Dresden
    Green- Iron Fist

  5. B.V.K.
    September 25, 2013 at 8:25 pm — Reply

    Red – Azrael Batman
    Blue – 66′ Batman
    Pink – Rainbow Batman
    Black – Arkham City Batman
    Green – Green Lantern Version of Batman

    …….Batman…….

    • September 25, 2013 at 9:06 pm — Reply

      everything is better with…

  6. September 25, 2013 at 8:43 pm — Reply

    Red – Devil Dinosaur
    Yellow – Captain Carrot
    Blue (with a spiffy red cravat) – Howard the Duck
    Green – G’nort
    Pink – Kirby (of Nintendo fame)

    Super Sentai C-Team!!!!

  7. M. Walsh
    September 25, 2013 at 8:49 pm — Reply

    Red: Wonder Woman

    Black: Venom (Eddie Brock)

    Yellow: Scorpion (Mortal Kombat)

    Green: Doctor Doom

    Blue: Jason Voorhees

    Pink: Vegeta (with his Bad Man shirt)

    No real theme–just characters that I like. Although, this group of characters interacting as a team would probably be pretty damn fun to watch.

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