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The Bricklayer


Slow down, you're doing fine, you can't be everything you want to be, before your time... -Vienna, The Stranger: Billy Joel

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Pony Power Rangers: Take Flight! An evil tyrant threatens all that's well and good, and only you can stop them. Well, as soon as you get your acts together and get past your own self doubts that is... Thankfully, Starswirl the Bearded might have a few ways to help you. Take off... in a headwind!

(Jetman Adaption)

Chapters (2)
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Of course Sunset would be the Red Ranger. I'm not surprised one little bit. :rainbowlaugh:

Okay, this is my first time really with one of these stories, having no prior exposure to Wild Access, but I had fun with this here! There's plenty of fun to be had, the villain Radiguet is a real treat so far - classic ham in the great Power Rangers tradition - and I am definitely looking forward to seeing where this tale goes from here :pinkiesmile:

I don't remember much from the last version, but I remember not continuing it and I'm interested in this. Good job!

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Yeah, Jetman was one of those many seasons you'd never see adapted into Power Rangers, mind you it was considered over what would become Mighty Morphin, but the idea of a sixth ranger and dinosaurs made Zyurangers win out and so history was made. Yeah, Radiguet in the original sentai was nowhere near this funny. He was a spiteful, petty sadistic bastard. Even today he still stands out for being so monstrous.

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I can't imagine why you didn't continue it... sarcasm

I tossed most of the controversial elements from Wild Access, the most obvious being the stupid and ever more complicated humanity plot. Also, the time travel thing has been canned as well, Equestria and its surronding Kingdoms are in the present day. Think how the magical realm and Briarwood were separated in Mystic Force okay? That's basically what it is here.

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Interesting... I never knew any of that. Well, the more you know then!

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I don't know if the PR connection is covered here, but this should serve as an education.

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A side note, ToQgers was considered as an adaption on my end, but I wasn't sure if I could make it work for varying reasons. Same thing with Liveman.

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why does Radiguet's name sound like a bagel sandwich at a maritime café in Canada....or the umpteen timmies we have in New Brunswick

Well I hope all goes well. I also hope we will not be seeing Buggly this time around. Such an interesting villain and it just never got wrapped up.

I didn't see that coming at the end.

Then, a light in the distance. They could see it coming closer,

I see what you did there.

So the Falcon Zord is now one of the jet machines an interesting tern. But now to address the demigod in the room if Robert is still in this story will Celestia still have her other half (the fire monster powered by racism)?

good first chapter thoe im confused are they anthros or something cus you mention both fists and a horn for sunset

Here come the Birb Rangers!

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No no, I tossed that bit.

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Yeah, as much as I loved Bunglay as a villain his plot got increasingly drawn out. I did intend for him to after Shayla on her island with the Rangers taking the fight to his ghost ship, with a Megazord battle ending up with them swinging from the masts.

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Anthros.

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BirbBIrbBirbBirbBirbBirbBirb!

Nice! Though, considering the theme of the Rangers/Sentai in question, wouldn't make a bit more sense for them all to pegasi, or at least flying beings, like griffons or hippogriffs?
Actually, there a bit of an idea there, each of the rangers is one of the main flying species.
-Pegasus
-Griffon
-Hippogriff
-Bat Pony
-Anthro-Bird(Like Captain Celaeno)
-Dragon(6th Ranger)

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Frrrrrrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaak, I didn't even consider that.

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You should have used the anthro tag.

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HAHAHA!!! Anyway, if that would be how it'd go, I think it would be with Rainbow Dash after the Mare Do Well episode. I can already see how it develops, if you're interested?

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Sure, shoot. I'm always open for suggestions.

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Basically anything that didn't work on a logical level, it's being tossed. I'm only sticking with what did work.

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The idea is like this.
Rather than being understanding and forgiving, it acts more like the more dramatic fics, where she is heartbroken by their betrayal of her and viewed her in such a negative light that they felt that they could just talk to her. She's also upset about the hypocrisy from some of them, mainly AJ and Rarity. The leaves for her house, the others not following, hoping that the time alone will let her cool down.
During the night, she has a nightmare about the betrayal, which Luna arrives to help with. Luna offers her a chance to become her student as a way of giving her some time away from the others, so that she can think clearly. Luna reveals that she had a secondary motive for inviting her. That a new 'darker' evil has a appeared that a new power that can help defeat them(the villains) has also appeared. The only problem, the power can only be used by creatures that can fly. Luna has selected her for a variety of reasons. Including her skills, mental strength, etc. Luna takes her on a journey across the lands to try and recruit other members of their new Sky Squadron.

What do you think?

The term Sky Squadron is mix of their SS name. The organization that they for is called Sky Force, which the term Sentai, translates to Squardon.

Also, should they allow pretty much any mix of flyers or just one of each?

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Well in Jetman they did have some limited flight abilities. Plus now we can have those without wings flying.

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Okay, yeah that's fair enough. It felt more like gliding to me though, if you ask me.

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Uh.... sorry. No. While the Sky Force idea is nice enough, and I may use that. However, my advice is thus follows. Go write your own piece, really if that's the story you want to tell. Slow your roll, remember I already have the team chosen. It's pretty much set in stone.

You want to know what the difference between a normal villain and me is right? Let me show you. It’s all about PRESENTATION!”

I'm sorry, I had to after seeing this line, lmao.

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That was very much the intentional reference. As I said, exchanging Radiguet's sadistic bastard persona for a complete and utter ham.

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Sorry, I sometimes get caught up in my ideas.

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Still though, what do you think of the idea?

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Think it's a bit too meanspirited if you ask me. And anyways, Mare-Do-Well is beyond old news.

Oh man, okay that's definitely a really good way to start the story. I got some good chuckles out of it too, Radiguet is going to make for an interesting villain, I can tell (loved the Megamind reference), can you chew the scenery in a fanfic? Because he's overeating. Its an interesting approach to adapting Jetman. I'm curious to see where this goes, lets keep up the good work!

This was fun reading. I needed to see some of Autumn Blaze after watching an episode of Strike. It was fun to see her and it was also good to see more of Sunset and Shining Armor, in particular Sunset's scene training with Starswirl - definitely caught the Gandalf vibe from him there, so good work on that!

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I have to ask, what is Strike?

But yeah, Sunset and Shining's relationship and how they bounce off each other is one of my favorite parts. Sunset's fiery red oni, and Shining's calm cool blue oni. You can read their relationship as you will. Also, side note, if you're an SPD fan you might recognize Charlie's name. She's eventually going to be the traitorous A-Squad Red. Wanted to show a different side of her, make her eventual fall five years on that little bit more tragic. Expect more of her next chapter.

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"Strike" is a British TV series based on the Cormoran Strike novels by Robert Galbraith (well, J.K. Rowling actually, having written them under an pseudonym). It's about a war veteran turned private detective, and the mysteries he solves with the aid of his secretary Robin. Books contain a lot of dark content, with the third one, "Career of Evil" opening with Strike receiving a woman's severed leg in the mail, and the story just goes from there.

But yeah, anyway, I do really like the relationship/contrast between Sunset and Shining. It's bound to be lots of fun.
And yeah, I *did* spot the name Charlie! That was a nice touch, and I think it's a good idea that you're gonna work to flesh her out some more.

Glad to see Robert back but I wonder how he will take him becoming a ranger and if he ever went to his martial arts academy? I hope he will be ready because last he knew Zen Aku probably had an outstanding warrant. Now I wonder how he will get to Equestria?

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Few things. One, the Pai Zhau angle has been cut cool as it was. Trying to curb the whole 'playing in other Rangers' toyboxes things. Secondly, well technically Zen-Aku is probably out of a beat cop's jurisdiction not to mention technically dead by all reports.

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Ah, I see. Sounds like your standard murder mystery series. I personally prefer the Matthew Scudder saga by Lawrence Block, the perfect way to update the noir crime thriller. I'd really recommend the movie adaption of A Walk Among the Tombstones starring Liam Neeson, a really good way to get introduced to the world of Scudder.

Yeah, I am attempting to give the franchise's first female Red a bit more character, and just make her fall all that more tragic.

“But I like hugs!” Autumn nearly whined. “I’m a cuddle bug, so sue me!”

So she's essentially Katie from Time Force. Awesome!

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Never thought of it that way, but I guess so... I was planning on making her the Team Mom so...

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Perhaps. The TV version is kinda standard admittedly, but I've heard snippets of the audiobooks and they're pretty good in my opinion. Thanks for the recommendations, I'll keep them in mind!

And I am fully on-board with fleshing out characters. ^_^

Then, a light in the distance. They could see it coming closer, and finally but slowly and surely the train pulled to a halt.

:trixieshiftright:

“Look, it’s one of the PR!” someone called.

“What, public relations?” a second asked, and the first replied.

“No, dummy. The Power Rangers!”

I mean, if they can't even recognize a Power Ranger then, yes. they need a PR department.

Sliding along the ground, the red warrior charged her sword before crying out: “Burning Reign!” taking down a squadron of the bug beasts with a flash of flame.

I see what you did there.

Red was barely standing, using her sword for support. “I can barely stand?” she answered. “I can still defeat you.”

Famous last words.

“If I had my way, you’d be thrown in the dungeon,” Shining said poking her with his spear to move her forwards.

scribbled down something on a piece of paper

What? I'm playing MLP Toku Bingo. Grumpy Shining Armor is one of those I always put down.

“Interesting…” Shining said. “No no, that’s not the word for it. More like awesome! Simply awesome. We’re going to be in the presence of actual freakin’ Legends of Magic!”

Dork.

“Anypony get the number of that chariot?”

scribbles something down again

A classic... Check!

“Oh, nonsense!” Starswirl scoffed. “You are a young enough pony, with Celestia and obviously very close to her. Therefore, I deduce you are her student! Tell me, young mare, what is your name?”

Ah, so I see what makes this an AU, Starswirl has social skills.

He threw his hand upwards and fired the beam up through the roof of the chamber, laughing all the while. “Honey, I’m hommmmmmmmmmeeeeee!”

Oh, I'm gonna like him, ain't I?

You want to know what the difference between a normal villain and me is right? Let me show you. It’s all about PRESENTATION!

He, cute.

Do not pass go, do not collect your 200 dollars!

"What the hay is a dollar?"

"I don't know, but I hope it tastes good."

Her farm had been caught ablaze -not even by her this time!- and she looked to the sky asking: “Why me…?”

Because a certain author thought you would be interesting.

“Such a senseless waste of life, and to think I was going to take you as my concubine!”

Ah, I se- Wait, what?

“You shall not have my castle!” Celestia shouted.

But it's free real estate.

Radiguet’s eyes widened, oh no. What had he created? He had to act, fast!

Huh...

“Well, come on then!” Radiguet said. “You’re Power Rangers now, you’re supposed to stop me!”

He seems to know the drill...

“We’re superheroes now right?” Shining asked as he ducked to avoid an energy blast from his foe.

Super dork!

“So… there is a second…” Radiguet said before chastising himself with a comment of: “Sister! I always forget about the sister!”

How dare you forget about best princess?

It was a wolf, except not really.

Ah, him.

“Implying? Oh, you think you’re the first?” the wolf asked. “No, you hardly are. You’re just the latest in a long line of heroes. I sense a fire in you, that’s good!”

Well put!

“Now, he is reborn. The red falcon will be forever by your side,” the wolf said. “The last great guardian of the Kingdom of Animaria is your partner now.”

Interesting.

With that, he snapped his fingers and Sunset found herself in her bed. Could it all have been just a dream? No, it couldn’t have been, she mused as she spied the Falcon Summoner on her bedside table. Far and away, Zen-Aku ventured into the forest, and into a great temple where a woman in white lay. Running a finger through her hair, Zen-Aku said: “As always, I am at your service… Princess.”

Huh.

No Riders will be found here!

Aha, just their sounds it seems~

Looks good. The villain right now just stole the show. It defiantly not shaping up to be boring.

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I mean, if they can't even recognize a Power Ranger then, yes. they need a PR department.

I know, dumb joke but I had to use that bit of word play.

I see what you did there.

Well, I mean... uh... Best 01 Rider deserves a reference somehow right?

scribbled down something on a piece of paper

What? I'm playing MLP Toku Bingo. Grumpy Shining Armor is one of those I always put down.

Yeah, I know it's a trope but let's be honest here. It's a trope for a reason, I mean being the Captain of the Guard leaves no time for nonsense.

Ah, so I see what makes this an AU, Starswirl has social skills.

Basically, yeah.

Ah, I se- Wait, what?

"Hello, I'm evil. And I have an appreciation for pretty Rangers."

Huh...

Cross of Fire, Ranger style!

Super dork!

He plays Ogres and Oubliettes. Dorkness is confirmed.

Ah, him.

Don't be afraid, it's just a wolf at the door.

Huh.

Had to acknowledge the old canon in some form right?

Looks good. The villain right now just stole the show. It defiantly not shaping up to be boring.

I never do boring, though I am trying to let everyone shine in their own ways. Usually, in these early chapters, Radiguet won't be as prominent. He just happened to be the first monster of the week. Later on, I'll get into more proper monsters of the week.

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Well, I mean... uh... Best 01 Rider deserves a reference somehow right?

I did not see any reference to best Gai, so you are lying to me!

Yeah, I know it's a trope but let's be honest here. It's a trope for a reason, I mean being the Captain of the Guard leaves no time for nonsense.

You know I can't really complain since I'm guilty of that one as well.

"Hello, I'm evil. And I have an appreciation for pretty Rangers."

Oh, no, no. I get that and I defiantly see the appeal, I was just not expecting to somewhat go Scarab Abridged on this one.

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I did not see any reference to best Gai, so you are lying to me!

You're right, Best 01 Rider is Vulcan, especially after that plot twist. Hello Showa!

You know I can't really complain since I'm guilty of that one as well.

...I'm trying to think of someone who isn't guilty of that one.

Oh, no, no. I get that and I defiantly see the appeal, I was just not expecting to somewhat go Scarab Abridged on this one.

Chances are I probably won't provide you as much material, given this isn't Chrysalis we're talking about here.

Great chapter, nice intro for crazy Kirin... I mean Autumn Blaze, always love her.

Also:

“Take over the whole world?” Autumn asked. “Oh yeah, I figured, standard supervillain procedure and all that. But not my problem, I gotta worry about how to take care of the next season’s crops! Good grief! This is such a setback, am I right?”

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You make jokes, but this is a serious problem. This is Autumn's livelihood. If she can't produce and sell her crops for next season... well. Farming's one of the most stressful jobs in the world, with a high suicide rate, take a guess why.

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