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Having read this answer, I watched the YouTube link to Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future.

It reminded me of The Centurions. So much is similar, from the power suits to the cyborg enemy and even the line up of heros (and their abilities) seems identical: see this YouTube clip.

Anyone know if it is more than a coincidence?

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    on a related note, MANTECH robot warriors are another thing that predate The Centurions and might have a influence on them.
    – DavRob60
    Commented Mar 21, 2011 at 15:06
  • @DavRob60 - nice, I'm glad I'm not the only one with knowledge of 80s cartoons. =:-) Commented Mar 21, 2011 at 15:13

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I don't think so. The Centurions slightly predates Captain Power. And power suits of that type have been a staple of scifi for a while anyway. Japanese sentai and Kamen Rider come to mind.

Still, those two are among the coolest shows of my youth! ^^

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