I'd forgotten about some of that...JumperPrime wrote:
I'm not so sure about that. Remember, each member of the crew already had hefty bounties on their heads before they landed on Earth(except Doc, of course) so they must have done SOME damage. And don't forget where Marvelous and Joe met Luka: Robbing a Zangyack ship. I expect that Zangyack were the crew's favorite(and the results of the Space Police investigation imply only) targets whenever they were gonna rob something, and if they can cause Zangyack some headaches while they do it, bonus. And from the very start, the crew have been more protective of the people of Earth than they were willing to admit, considering the increasingly flimsy excuses they gave for intervening, starting with "They ruined our lunch" and going on from there.
Maybe Luka was just being her usual klepto self, and was just going after the biggest haul (which just happened to be Zangyack's stash), and maybe the trouble everyone else caused Zangyack was just collateral, but you're right: they DID seem to single Zangyack out.
But I still say there's a difference between having a favorite punching bag and wanting to knock that punching bag off it's chain because it's pissing you off. The early episodes are proof enough: they were more concerned with finding The Greatest Treasure in the Universe. Half of the first ten began with them either asking Navi for a clue, or chasing after one that was given in previous episode (or off screen). The other half began with them fiddling with their Ranger Keys, hawking valuables, chilling, and otherwise minding their own business. They may have gone out of their way to help some people being harassed by Zangyack here and there, but it's pretty obvious that their treasure hunt was still their priority. Zangyack just kept getting in the way. Now, very few of them begin this way. They either get attacked by Zangyack, or (as is more often the case) catch Zangyack doing something. Taking Zangyack down is now their primary objective, with their treasure hunt taking a back seat. They don't need (or rather, don't pretend to need) an excuse to fight the evil that's in front of them anymore.
And I was never saying that they didn't do anything to deserve their early bounties, just that they weren't trying to take Zangyack down completely, and were (perhaps) unconcerned with what Zangyack did when the empire wasn't giving them trouble.
More importantly, I was saying there may have been other (more effective or more desirable) ways Ahim could have caused trouble for Zangyack than joining the crew.
Prior to their arrival on Earth, the Gokaiger might have caused some trouble for Zangyack here and there (perhaps even gone out of their way to do so from time to time, with no personal gain at a stake), but to the outside world, they probably appeared to be doing so purely out of selfish ambition. It's like Marvelous said when Ahim told the others she wanted to be a symbol for her people: "Then you shouldn't become a pirate". Despite all the hell they were raising for Zangyack, society still looked down on them. They're a bunch of thieves, after all. And with an empire as big as Zangyack has (and with as many lives as they've undoubtedly broken), there have got to be other, more respectable, people causing trouble for Zangyack. Maybe even an entire Star Wars-esque rebel army. A person looking to fight back could have just as easily joined up with someone else, so why one join a rag-tag group of bandits? Especially a princess?
Because of the wanted posters, and her idea of using them to show her planet's survivors that she's alive and (in many cases, literally) kicking. That was the piece missing until now.