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Angel Grove, once just another city in the huge expanse of America was changed into a focal point for all manner of supernatural and unexplainable events caused by extraterrestrials who wanted to interfere with the human race for either the human’s benefit or their own. Under normal circumstances this constant battle for balance would have rendered the relatively small city of Angel Grove nothing more than a fine layer of dust on the crust of the planet. Luckily for the inhabitants of Angel Grove they had resident protectors of good living in their own fair city. Theses powered individuals were the Power Rangers. With their amazing powers and enormous Zords and Megazords, the Power Rangers protected the city before they ended the events for good by sealing away the evil trio of Rita Repulsa, Rito Repulso and Lord Zed. After the evil trio was locked away, the Power Rangers disappeared from the face of the Earth and soon fell into legend.
The citizens never forgot about the Power Rangers or the foes they fought and while most were content to think back on they Ranger’s battle with appreciative respect, some instead used their likeness to earn gain wealth and fame. These select few began to transform the once normal American city into one big tourist trap themed around the Power Rangers. Every street corner had someone peddling knock-off Power Rangers toys and most food restaurants had some clever pun cuisine based off of a villain that the hero faced. To all outsiders the city was like something out of a child’s imagination but to most living in the city it was a nightmare. This was not the case for Matt Howard.
Matt wasn’t a mega-fan of the Rangers like he had been in his youth but he still had a decent amount of admiration for the group and thought the ‘themed’ city that he lived in was a cool experience that he could always look back on if he ever moved out of Angel Grove. On nice days like today he really enjoyed the aesthetic of his home city as he walked down to the grocery store. The constant hum of cars and and sounds of various commercials for the latest Rangers paraphernalia was somehow soothing to the teen which brought a smile to his face that could only be taken away with his need to interact with others. Matt took a deep breathe and entered the store, a task which seemed monumental at the time but in the coming days this small act would become minuet compared to the challenges ahead.