Evil is clearly defined, and benevolent characters fight to protect Earth from domination. Violence is the only means to an end, however, and some well-meaning characters die in the process. Recurring messages about standing up for what’s right and depending on the people you trust.
Positive Role Models & Representations
Violent exchanges are commonplace, both with weapons (guns, sticks, and the like) and with some characters’ superhuman abilities. Warriors are tortured and many people die (including a main character), but some of the characters’ powers protect them from everything from bullets to explosions of energy balls.
Occasional use of cursing stand-ins like “heck,” and some name-calling like “idiot.”
The original series spawned a line of books, games, toys, DVDs, and video games.