This page explains in detail the interactions between the Mario series and the Super Sentai-Power Rangers series.

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The Axem Rangers.

The Axem Rangers enemies, known in Japan as Kajiō Sentai Onorenjā (Smith King Sentai Axeranger) are parodies of the Super Sentai/Power Rangers, since are five warriors, each one of them sporting a different color. Their japanese name also follows the same formula of titles for most Super Sentai series, indicating the type of Sentai, in this case "Smith King Sentai", followed by the type of rangers, in this case "Axeranger" (like, for example, Kousoku Sentai Turboranger, that's "High Speed Sentai Turboranger", Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger, that's "Dinosaur Sentai BeastRanger", Mirai Sentai Timeranger, that's "Future Sentai Timeranger", etc.) Additionally their behaviour is similar to the classic Sentai teams, only with evil themes rather than good, for example Axem Red declaring "We fight for evil!"

Their colors are red, black, green, yellow and pink, common colors in the Super Sentai/Power Rangers series, even though in a unique combination since every Super Sentai team always featured a Sentai Red, a Sentai Blue, and combinations of Yellow, Green, Black, Pink and White with Black and Green very rarely appearing together.


Nintendo and Squaresoft, that created Super Mario RPG didn't feature any right over Toei's Super Sentai/Power Rangers series, but they only included a minor reference.