"I only awaken when the Earth is faced with an extraordinary threat."
Really!? Well, where have you been for the past 20 years, huh?
Media of Origin:
Power Rangers Megaforce/Super Megaforce
Gosei is a supporting character from Power Rangers Megaforce and its sequel, Super Megaforce. He is also the mentor of the Mega Rangers and the protege of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers mentor, Zordon.
Why There’s a Simple Explanation To Why He Sucks
He is a soulless rip-off of Zordon and he sucks out the charm of him. If an anniversary season is to introduce a mentor similar to Zordon, the mentor should be better than this.
He is a very useless mentor, rarely even calling the Rangers. Most of the time, he doesn't say a word unless it's something about new weapons and Zords, which Zordon doesn't do.
He never explains anything to the Rangers such as : How did he get the Ranger Keys? What are these “new powers” and where did they come from? What “adversity” did Troy go through? Why does Gosei give out powerful weapons and Zords like Halloween candy? Who are the Armada and where did they come from? Why is Jake's Super Mega Mode and Key Green and not Black? Why are The Super Megaforce Modes themed after pirates?
He endlessly gives the team new powers, Zords, upgrades, etc. like candy on Halloween without any proper buildup and barely doing anything to help them whatsoever (which is, by the way, technically violating his “mentor” Zordon’s 2nd rule of being a Power Ranger: Never escalate battles unless forced to by your enemies). What’s worse about this is that the Rangers never ask Gosei, Why they weren’t given these powers sooner, or why they are being given the new powers. Zordon at least had a valid reason to not give his group of Power Rangers access to new power ups and upgrades right away; He did not wanted the rangers to escalate their battles unless they are forced to do so by the villains! Gosei at the other hand just keeps giving the rangers new powers, Zords, upgrades like lottery tickets and makes excuses like, “awarding the rangers for working together”.
Gosei is shown to be egotistical as he named nearly all of the Megaforce Rangers weapons, gear, Zords, Megazords and Power Cards after himself. He even based the Rangers Gosei Morphers on his own image!.
His backstory is also filled with plot holes, the worst offender easily being in the 1st episode in which he stated that “I only awaken when the earth is faced with an extraordinary threat”. Really? The Earth's been endangered for 20 freaking years, yet you never awoke until now?! So are we just supposed to assume that 5 ALIEN INVASIONS, 3 CASES OF DEMONS MERGING WITH US, THE SPACE TIME CONTINUUM GETTING RIPPED APART, POLLUTION AWAKING A ANCIENT GROUP OF MONSTERS TRYING TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD, A MAD SCIENTIST TRYING TO BRING THE DINOSAURS BACK FROM EXTINCT TO WIPE OUT THE HUMAN RACE, THE RETURN OF A ANCIENT WARLORD TRYING TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD, AN ALIEN EMPIRE ENSLAVING PLANETS TO EVENTUALLY TSKE OVER THE UNIVERSE, A NIGLOCK TRYING TO SPLIT THE EARTH IN HALF, OR NEAR OMNICIDE AT THE HANDS OF A FREAKING ROBOTIC A.I doesn't count as "extraordinary". A better excuse would have been, "I was told to awaken when The Insectoids arrives on Earth." that way he had a “valid” reason to finally awaken and give the implication that the Warstar Insectoids is a powerful group that only the megaforce rangers can defeat. But 'NOPE!' It's just a regular old generic "aliens who want to take over the world " cliche threat where he never bothered to wake up until Megaforce happened.
Other than saying that he's the protege of Zordon, we don't learn anything about him other than he created Robo Knight. That's it. We learn all kinds of things from other mentors but here? Much like Mentor Ji in Power Rangers Samurai, we aren't told a thing about Gosei's past like: When was Gosei created? When and how did he meet Zordon?
His design, while nowhere near original or inventive, can be pleasing to look at occasionally.
His half-hearted pep talk in the finale is the last anyone will ever see or hear of Gosei ever again. Super Mega Good Riddance.