Author: Melissa Morris
Fandom: Power Rangers
Why it's here: This is, I think, one of the first good fics I ever read, and one that stuck in my mind. It's also one of the better ones that deal with the PR trope of remaking teams.
Has a well-done Power Rangers theory running through it.
I was a massive fan of Dulcea as a character - the first 'mentor' type figure that actually showed the ability to do something beyond being the font of information. And, let's face it, an entrance where you jump off a mountain and whip off a longcoat to reveal bikini? Kinda badass. Very nicely features a continuation of the Dulcea/Adam dynamic, as well.
Quotes: Time had passed since the earth was in danger from the outside. No Rangers had faced the minions of evil in battle for many years and the battles of space were distant memories to some and nothing to others. Those who had once defended in secrecy now lived lives much more mundane . . . in comparison. All that was left of those days of valor and danger were memories . . .