With the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Season 1, Vol. 1 releasing tomorrow, I thought I’d update you on all the characters that you may have forgotten or are just getting to know! You can also Read Our Review!
The Red Ranger – Jason
A seventeen-year-old black belt in karate and the leader of the team, he is serious about his martial arts and spends much of his time working out new moves and perfecting old ones. The remainder of his time is spent on schoolwork and hanging out with his friends, like most other kids of his age.
Jason is a patriotic sort of guy who is very much into the idea of being a superhero and saving the world. He is, however, first and foremost, a teenager with all the ups and downs and hopes and dreams that go along with his age. Sometimes, his sly smile betrays his rugged young warrior mantle to reveal a kid next door with a mischievous streak.
As a Power Ranger, Jason draws his power from Tyrannosaurus Rex. His weapon is the Power Sword and he pilots the Megazord when it is fully assembled.
The Pink Ranger – Kimberly
She is a bright and beautiful girl who loves mirrors, shopping malls and gymnastics.At school she is always the most popular girl and loves the attention she receives. Deep down she is strong and independent and has always longed for adventure and danger.
She is always positive when she’s with her friends and saves her sarcasm for the bad guys. Kimberly does exhibit one “spoiled” trait, she loves to shop! But for her it isn’t about what she buys, it is about going somewhere and having fun looking at things. In other words, she is not spoilt; it’s just her way of being nice to herself!
Kimberly is also a champion gymnast and brings this skill with her into her life as a Power Ranger. She works hard at it and is able to jump out of almost any situation. As a Power Ranger, Kimberly draws power from the Pterodactyl. Her weapon is the Power Bow.
The Blue Ranger – Billy
Billy is an ultra-intelligent kid who at times has trouble communicating with his peers. Many consider him a nerd…until they get to know him. The fact is, Billy is a sweet, good-hearted super-genius, who has focused entirely on academics. He often talks in techno-speak, using complicated language that only Trini seems to understand.
At school, Billy can be found inside the computer center testing his latest theory on gravity manipulation or designing his latest invention. He belongs to the debate team, the science club, the math club, the chess club, Mensa and William F. Buckley Vocabulary society.
Billy is fascinated by the world around him and has a deep need to know how everything works. In spite of his intelligence Billy is shy and reserved, except when he is with his fellow Power Rangers. It is with them that he feels at home and free to be himself.
As a Power Ranger, Billy draws power from the Triceratops and his weapon is the Power Lance.
The Yellow Ranger – Trini
Zordon describes Trini as the one who has “lightning hands and a peaceful soul.” She is a devoted martial artist, into both the spiritual as well as the physical aspect of karate. She is slow to anger but will, if pushed to the wall, neutralize any opponent with a minimum of effort. She is generally observant and is quite intelligent. She is, in fact, the only person who understands Billy.
At school, Trini is very active in school events and good causes. Most of the kids in school look up to her and follow her examples.
In spite of her extraordinary skills, she is quite a patient person and will take a certain amount of pushing – but only to a point. Then her training takes over and she becomes a razor-sharp fighter with lightning reflexes.
As a Power Ranger, Trini’s power comes from the Sabertooth Tiger. Her weapon is the Power Daggers.
The Black Ranger – Zack
Zack is a kid in love with life. He is everybody’s friend and lights up a room when he enters it. He’s also a kid with a good heart and a seemingly boundless supply of energy. He is smooth talking, streetwise, very clever and has the ability to disarm his adversaries with a quick smile and a smooth line. He fancies himself to be a ladies’ man. At school, you will find Zack hanging around the music rooms, telling stories in the quad or helping a kid out with a teacher problem.
Zack’s passion in life is music and dance. He loves all kinds of music from Handel to Hip Hop and can dance to any beat. He is also an accomplished gymnast – a skill which he combines with dancing and martial arts to form a karate style he calls Hip-Hop-Kido.
Zack is quite intelligent and uses that intelligence to provide a balance to Jason’s gung-ho style. Though his courage is inarguable, he will often act as the voice of caution when a situation is unclear or overly dangerous. Intuition is the guide of Zack’s life – a fact that is often reflected in the rationale of the decision he makes.
As a Power Ranger, Zack draws power from the Mastodon. His weapon is the Power Axe.
The Green Ranger – Tommy
Tommy is initially the most powerful of the Power Rangers. He received his Green Ranger power while under the spell of Rita. He was saved by the Power Rangers from a life serving the Evil Empress and joined them to fight on the side of good.
Using his formidable martial arts skills and his Power Shield, Tommy was always there to help out the Power Rangers when things got tough. That is until through treachery, Rita and Goldar managed to cause Tommy to lose his powers.
After a while Tommy was once again called on to help the Power Rangers and was powered by Zordon, but his powers are only temporary and they ebb and flow.
As a Power Ranger, Tommy draws power from the Dragonzord. His weapon is the Dragon Dagger.
Zordon is an ageless sage who is wise and kind. His only problem is that Rita trapped him in an inter-dimensional time warp. His only means of communication is through the inter-dimensional communication device that Alpha 5 built in the command center. From there he monitors Rita’s actions, directs Alpha 5 and the teens in their mission and hands out advice to whoever asks.
A powerful evil sorceress, Rita Repulsa was imprisoned by Zordon in a space dumpster for ten thousand years, along with his minions, until the dumpster landed on the moon and was opened by two human astronauts. Now free, she’s determined to take over Earth, but finds herself time and time again foiled by the Power Rangers. Rita is relentless in her quest for control of the Earth, now spending most of her time dreaming up new ways to strip the Power Rangers of their powers.
The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are coming back tomorrow! Are you ready? ‘It’s Morphin Time!’
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