Power Rangers: Spy-Busters (Redux) is a fanfiction written by xXRocketShark216Xx. It is a rewrite of his previous story, Power Rangers Spy-Busters; both stories are fanmade adaptations of the 2012 Super Sentai series, Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters. It can be found on Fanfiction.net, and began it forty-episode run on November 3rd, 2016.
When a failed experiment to create an AI Unit to monitor entire cities resulted in the near destruction of Starview Heights, three children's lives were changed forever. Ten years after that fateful day, these three teens must band together to finish what it started. They are-Power Rangers: Spy-Busters!
|Buster Red||Graham Ulry|
|Buster Blue||Colin "CV" Voice|
|Buster Yellow||Colleen Voice|
|Buster Gold||Nate McLeod|
|Buster Silver||Shawn Cupples|
|Buster Green||William "Tanner" Pittman|
|Buster Pink||Sonia Shields|
GPU (Global Protection Unit)
Prof. Rourke's Faction
Legend: ◆ piloted zord
- Artillery Rush Megazord ◆◆◆◆◆
- Spy-Buster Megazord ◆◆◆
- Beetle Striker I ◆
- Beetle Striker II◆
- Spy-Buster Megazord ◆◆◆
- Cheetah Zord ◆
- Gorilla Zord ◆
- Rabbit Zord ◆
- Destinies Fulfilled, Part 1
- Destinies Fulfilled, Part 2
- The Beast Within
- Room For Two More, Part 1
- Room For Two More, Part 2
- No "I" in Team
- F.E.A.R Itself
- Revenge of the Metaloids
- A Red and Yellow Melody
- Green Storm, Part 1
- Green Storm, Part 2
- A Day Off
- Enter Escape
- Pink Light
- Proving Ground
Spy-Busters Redux uses four pieces of theme music. The opening theme for Episodes 1-16 is "Firing Squad" by Arrows to Athens, while the ending theme from Episodes 3-13 is "Used to Be", which is also by Arrows to Athens. Starting with Episode 14, the ending theme is "Is Forever Enough" by Hawk Nelson, while the opening theme from Episode 17 onwards is "Ghosts in the Water", again by Arrows to Athens.
In addition to this, the story uses several one-time insert themes throughout it's run. They are as follows:
- "Dare" by Stan Bush-Used during Colin's training montage in Episode 4.
- "Someone Else Before" by Hawk Nelson-Sung by Graham in Episode 14; it serves as a sort of "breakup song" for Graham and his ex-girlfriend, Serena, who is briefly touched on in the episode.
- "Nothing Left to Show" by Hawk Nelson-Sung by Graham and Colleen as a duet in order to counter Tubaloid's mind-controlling music in Episode 14.
- "Every Little Thing" by Hawk Nelson-Sung by Graham in Episode 14 during the Epilogue, when he realizes his feelings for Colleen have grown beyond the point of a normal crush and that he is in love with her.
- It is the first in a series of four fanmade Ranger seasons written by xXRocketShark216Xx. It also serves as the unofficial twenty-second season of Power Rangers.
- It is an adaptation of the 2012 Sentai Series, "Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters", which was skipped by Saban in favor of adapting the 2013 Series, "Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger". As such, it borrows story elements from Go-Busters, as well as other shows like Young Justice and Code Lyoko.
- This is the first season where all members of the core team (Graham, Colin, Colleen, Nate, and Shawn) are orphans.
- This is the first season where all of the Rangers are related to one of their teammates in some way. Graham and Tanner are half-brothers, Colin and Colleen are twins, Nate and Shawn grew up in several orphanages together and later become adoptive brothers when they are adopted by Lt. Woods and Lt. Rose, and Sonia's father Cpt. Shields took in Colin and Colleen after their mother's death, making her somewhat of a surrogate sister to them. (Although her and Colin both see eachother more as potential romantic partners.)
- This is also the first season ever to include twins as Rangers on the core team. Gem and Gemma from RPM were twins, but they were Sixth Rangers, and thus weren't a part of the core team.
- This is the first season to feature confirmed romantic pairings since RPM. Samurai and Megaforce both contained hints of attraction between certain characters, but they were never really explored.
- This is also the first season since In Space to feature a romance between Red and Yellow.
- This is the first season to include a Gold and Silver Ranger in the core team. In all seasons prior to this one, Gold and Silver Rangers strictly served as Sixth Rangers, and very rarely were they both on the same team. (Though Gem and Gemma from RPM are an exception to this.)
- This is the first season to not include a Pink Ranger in the core team, but still include one later on.
- It's also the first time that a Pink Ranger has ever been a Seventh Ranger.
- This is the first season to ever include an official romance between Blue and Pink. SPD showed hints of an attraction between Sky (SPD Blue) and Syd (SPD Pink), but they were never fully explored.
- This is the first season to feature Rangers with additional superpowers since RPM.
- It's also the first season to give them superpowers they can use both in AND out of suit. Earlier Disney-Era seasons featured superpowers that could only be used in unmorphed fights, and RPM's powers could only be used while the Rangers were morphed.
- This is the first season to overtly reference religion. All five members of the core team are religious to some extent (Graham is a devout Apostolic-Pentecostal, Colin and Colleen were born Catholic, and Nate and Shawn both grew up in several Catholic orphanages.), and religion is a common theme discussed amongst certain characters. It even serves as a point of contention between Graham and Enter, who often debate over the existence of God during their many encounters.
- This is the first season to contain swearing and occasionally violent content. This is due to it having an older target audience than most official seasons of Power Rangers.
- This is the first season since RPM where the central location is overtly mentioned. The cities where Samurai and Megaforce took place DID have names, but they were never spoken out loud. Paranorma City was revealed to be where Samurai took place in an episode where Mia showed her driver's license, and Harwood County was never mentioned by name, not even on paper. (Technically, it's still unknown where Megaforce takes place, since "Harwood County" sounds like the name of a county, not an actual city. For all we know, it could've taken place anywhere.)
- This is quite possibly the first season in all of Power Rangers where the Ranger's ages are explicitly referenced. Graham, Colin, Colleen, Nate, and Shawn all become Rangers at seventeen, Tanner becomes a Ranger a few days before turning fourteen, and Sonia becomes a Ranger at eighteen years old.
- This is the first season since Wild Force to be forty episodes long. Samurai and Megaforce were technically forty episodes long, but their stories were both split into two separate seasons, each with only twenty episodes.
- This is the first season since RPM not to have a direct sequel. Unlike Samurai and Megaforce, Spy-Busters has no "Super" season.
- This is the first season to be strictly fanon. The other seasons were all officially produced by either Saban or Disney, while Spy-Busters and its two follow-ups are fanfictions written by xXRocketShark216Xx, a major fan of Power Rangers and Sentai.