'''Our Heroes'''

!![[red:Carter Grayson / Red Lightspeed Ranger]] | [-(Actor: Sean Cw Johnson)-]
--> ''You'd think they'd have learned they can't beat the Power Rangers.''

* {{Badass}}: He attempted to [[CrazyAwesome run over a monster with a Humvee, blasted another monster with two [=BFGs=] at point blank range, attacked a giant Diabolico with just his pistol, and]] ''[[CrazyAwesome punched]]'' [[CrazyAwesome Bansheera.]] In short, he just got the work done and was very effective for the most part.
* CombatPragmatist: The aforementioned using a Humvee on a demon (yes, on his first day as a Ranger, the first thing he does is ACTUALLY trying to ''run over'' the Batlings and the demon using the Humvee), and actually bringing a gun to shoot down mooks in "Forever Red" (thus averting WhyDontYaJustShootHim).
** Thus, it can be argued that in comparison to most of the Red Rangers, he's the one that took the most initiative and he was a quick-thinker (by no means does that mean that the other Red Rangers were dumb -- but, most of them tend to be very indecisive, become very neurotic when they despair, and/or be very impulsive and wreckless). If anything, he actually kept a fine balance between being headstrong and using his brain.
*** This probably is more related to his work as a firefighter as he has to make very quick but calculated decisions. Thus things like ramming a Humvee into monsters, those were probably the most effective things he could use at the time with the tools presented to him.
* DeadpanSnarker: Not as much as Diabolico, but still has his moments.
* {{Determinator}}: "My Megazord's down, but I'm not!"
* [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Did You Just Punch Out Queen Bansheera?]]: Literally, as seen above under {{Badass}}.
* GroundhogDayLoop: Went back in time while riding the M.A.V. (Mobile Armored Vehicle) in "Yesterday Again".
* TheHero / AllAmericanFace
* HeroicFireRescue: Introduced with one.
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: He gets a special sidecar to his bike, a special vehicle (see above). Somewhat subverted when Joel and Chad get their {{Super Mode}}s ahead of him, but played straight when he gets a second CoolBike (which doubles as a Battlizer) near the end of the season.
* NinetiesHair: "Curtained hair", to be specific; kinda like Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio's in ''Film/{{Titanic1997}}'', or Nick Carter's 90s BSB hair. Though the show originally aired in 2000, "90's hair" was still in style (given that we had ''just'' came out of the 90's when 2000 came) in the early 2000's. Sean CW Johnson no longer sports this hair, of course.
* ShipTease: With Dana.

!![[blue: Chad Lee / Blue Lightspeed Ranger]] | [-(Actor: Michael Chaturantabut)-]
-->''I don't have to prove myself to anyone. I know who I am.''

* {{Badass}}
* TheBigGuy
* TheCastShowOff: His actor, Mike Chat, is a very skilled martial artist and producers really were sure to showcase his abilities, specially in episodes focused on him.
* TheEveryman
* IKnowKarate: Seeing how skilled Mike Chat is, it's not a surprise to see his character with this
* KillItWithIce: His Mega Battle Gear
* LezBro: For Kelsey
* OddFriendship: With Kelsey. Pretty [[ShoutOut reminiscent]] of the friendship between Billy and Trini from the Mighty-Morphin' days. Coincidentally (or not), the color of their respective suits match that of Billy and Trini.
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent / InterspeciesRomance: Chad's love interest Marina.
* TheQuietOne: Shares this trope with Ryan.
* SuperMode: He gets a Mega Battle Armor along with Joel in "The Mighty Mega-Battles"; his has an [[FreezeRay ice gun]].
* TwoFirstNames: Chad and Lee are pretty common first names.

!![[green: Joel Rawlings / Green Lightspeed Ranger]] | [-(Actor: Keith Robinson)-]
--> '''Carter:''' Why do you always have to be the center of attention?
--> '''Joel:''' Well, I don't *have* to be, it's just that I usually am.

* AcePilot: A stunt pilot before being recruited, nicknamed the Sky Cowboy.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: With Ms Fairweather, for most of the series.
** OfficialCouple: With Ms. Fairweather.
* BaldOfAwesome
* [[BaldBlackLeaderGuy Bald Black Lancer Guy]]
* CasanovaWannabe: Joel is a chick magnet, thanks to his showboating, but when it comes to Ms. Fairweather, pretty much all his efforts strike out.
* CharacterDevelopment: At the start of the series, Joel is a real arrogant prick. He is brash, insensitive, thinks he knows everything better than the people in charge and likes to act on his own rather than using teamwork. He also seems to think he is irresistible to women, acting like Ms Fairweather is already his. As the series progresses, Joel becomes more humble, more of a team player and his behavior around Ms Fairweather turns from jerky to {{Adorkable}}.
* TheLancer
* NiceHat: Tied directly to his CharacterDevelopment, when he's wearing his cowboy hat he's kind of a douche, when he isn't he's... not.
* PluckyComicRelief
* RefusalOfTheCall: In the first episode, his response to being summoned and learning about the demons is outrage, and dismissing Captain Mitchell as nuts.
* SuperMode: He gets a Mega Battle Armor along with Chad in "The Mighty Mega-Battles"; his has a [[strike: pizza cutter]] circular saw.

!![[color:gold:Kelsey Winslow / Yellow Lightspeed Ranger]] | [-(Actress: Sasha Williams)-]
--> ''"Crazy" is my middle name.''

* AmbiguouslyGay: She has some traditional masculine tributes, and is about as Ambiguously Gay as you can get on ''Power Rangers''.
* TheChick
* CuteBruiser: She's pretty, and pretty good when it comes to on your feet combat.
* KidAppealCharacter: Youngest of the group, hot-headed, colored in Yellow.
* MetaphorIsMyMiddleName
* OddFriendship: With Chad.
* PluckyGirl
* SecretlyWealthy: Turns out to be from a very rich family but prefers a more "down to Earth" lifestyle and the conflict with her wealthy grandmother about that attitude kept them apart for years.
* ShesAManInJapan: Her original version, [=GoYellow=] was Daimon Tatsumi, a male policeman.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Dana's Girly Girl.

!![[color:fuchsia:Dana Mitchell / Pink Lightspeed Ranger]] | [-(Actress: Alison [=MacInnis=])-]
* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: When she was the Glitz Girl in "In the Limelight". [[spoiler: Near the end of the episode, Dana realizes her mistake and genuinely feels bad, subsequently ditching her modelling (finding that it really wasn't for her) and everything going back to normal]].
* TheDitz: Halfway through the season.
* ImprobableAge
* TheMedic / CombatMedic: She has medical training and wants to be a doctor.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue Oni to Kelsey's Red.
* ShipTease: With Carter.
* [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]
* TeamMom
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Girly Girl to Kelsey's Tomboy.

!![[color:gray:Ryan Mitchell / Titanium Ranger]] | [-(Actor: Rhett Fisher)-]
* AnAxeToGrind: His weapon. It can also turn into a gun.
* CanonForeigner: Due to [[Series/RescueSentaiGoGoFive GoGoV]] only having five rangers the production team added a new helmet and shoulder pads to a recolored [[Series/KousokuSentaiTurboranger Turboranger]] suit to make a SixthRanger.
* CommutingOnABus: After Bansheera's return he takes off to find a way to defeat her and the other demons. He still made sporadic appearances every now and then, and [[BackForTheFinale returned in time for the final battle]].
* {{Determinator}}: Ryan doesn't let something like a painful and fatal curse slow him down for long.
* EvilLaugh: Much like Tommy's, in fact. Must be an evil Ranger thing.
* FaceHeelTurn: He starts off as Diabolico's minion, but once he realises he's been lied to, he quits. A brief bit of soul-searching leads him to join the Rangers.
* FuelMeterOfPower
* LongLostRelative: He's Dana's brother.
* MarkOfTheBeast: Was given a deadly snake tattoo by Diabolico during his HeelFaceTurn.
* MrFanservice: Complete with more than one scene where he conveniently goes shirtless.
* PoorCommunicationKills: As someone raised by the demons, Ryan knows more about them than anyone. He just never bothers telling anyone that, say, Diabolico wasn't the demon's head honcho.
* TheQuietOne: Shares this trope with Chad.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The reason he only appeared in a handful of episodes in the second half of the season was because it was starting to become too expensive to shoot new U.S. exclusive footage with the Titanium Ranger each episode.
* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: Everyone thought he died in the car crash. Except for Captain Mitchell, [[spoiler: who remembers watching in horror as Diabolico's spirit comes in to save Ryan from falling to his death from the cliff -- only to raise him so that his mind is poisoned, is added to the list of henchmen, and so that he turns against his father and sister]].
* TheSixthRanger: The first American made incarnation of this trope on Power Rangers.
* TooDumbToLive: When he and his father were talking, Ryan got angry and rushed him. They happened to be right next to a very steep cliff at the time. Had his father not caught onto a convenient tree-root, and had Ryan not had his morpher, at least one of them would've died.

'''Their Allies'''

!!Captain William Mitchell | [-(Actor: Ron Roggé)-]
* BadassMoustache
* BaldOfAwesome
* BigGood: Leader of Lightspeed Rescue.
* TheCaptain
* RetiredBadass: He used to be a firefighter, and once saved a young Carter from a burning building. In "A Face from the Past" he demonstrates that, despite being retired, he still got the skills for the job.
* SkewedPriorities: He made a couple of errors in judgement early on, but [[CharacterDevelopment he made up for it]].
* TeamDad: Literally and figuratively. He's Dana and Ryan's father, and was a major inspirational and guidance figure for Carter.
* TheOnlyWayTheyWillLearn: At times, it can be a bit frustrating when he doesn't always give straight answers, especially when he is being vague. But in the end, he does want the Rangers to learn and to think for themselves. Notable examples:
** In "A Matter of Trust", rather than letting her go with the rest of the team on a mission, he sends Dana on an seemingly unimportant errand to pick up a fishing buddy of his. Naturally, she gets mad since he doesn't explain why right then and there. But then... [[spoiler: perhaps it was best that she and the team find out later that his friend was the one who was actually carrying the real fuel cell -- while her friends were guarding (albeit, unknowingly at first) a decoy. Why, you might ask? Well, since he planned for the other four Rangers to act as distractions, to help buy time, they had to do their job very well to pull it off; and to do that, they had to act naturally (by ''thinking'' they have the real fuel cell) and as if they are guarding the real thing -- that way, they don't look suspicious. Think of it as being akin to EnforcedMethodActing. And boy were Vypra and her henchmen in for a surprise when they find out too late that they've been chasing after the wrong car]]. More importantly, however, Dana learns that sometimes you just have to go with your gut when some answers just aren't always obvious or when some things just seem to defy logic.
** In episode 3, "Trial By Fire", Carter gets the fastest time on the stopwatch but the lowest score during a training session. He begins to question his abilities as a Ranger and starts losing confidence. Later in the episode, Carter gets mad at first when he is told, without explanation, to put out the fire first before rescuing a kid. Turns out, [[spoiler: there was some combustible gas in the building, which could have exploded and killed a lot of people]]. He then goes back to re-examine his training spots, where he [blindly] shot targets, and sees that a lot of his shots had landed dangerously on, you guessed it, [[spoiler:combustible materials]]. Overconfidence seems to have gotten to Carter for a while there and it almost impaired his good judgement. From then on, and thanks in part to Captain Mitchell, we see Carter consistently keeping a cool head for most of the season.
*** There is also the fact that he got on his case because Carter is a ''FIREFIGHTER'' and while blasters are not exactly on a firefighter's list of tools, a one second scan of the surrounding area should have hinted that [[spoiler:combustible materials]] were even in the vicinity and could cause even more damage, something he should have been ''trained'' for.

!!Dr. Angela Fairweather | [-(Actor: Monica Louwerens)-]
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: To Joel.
* BerserkButton: Do not insult her craft. Joel learnt the hard way when they first met.
-->''The next time mister "Sky Cowboy" wants to overload his engines and explode, this dumb computer geek will JUST LET HIM!''
* HotScientist: Joel thinks so.
* {{Meganekko}}
* OfficialCouple: With Joel.
* SexySecretary: Of Captain Mitchell.

'''Their Enemies'''

!!Diabolico | [-(Voice actor: Creator/NeilKaplan)-]

* AvengingTheVillain: Honestly believed Bansheera would do this after the Rangers killed him the first time, even after she'd already proven she didn't give a damn about him.
* BackFromTheDead: Thanks to Vypra.
* {{Badass}}: Tied with Olympius and Bansheera for the strongest villain in the show.
* DeadpanSnarker: He has his moments.
* TheDragon: To Queen Bansheera
* DragonInChief: He drives the plot for the first half of the season, due to Bansheera's imprisonment.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Hates the Rangers, but when Bansheera [[spoiler:causes Loki's death]], he ends up hating her more.
* FakeBoss: The Rangers thought he was the true leader of the demons when it looks like he's gone for good, they thought wrong. Interestingly, it parallels how they thought the first monster they fought was him too.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: That Star Power he was so fond of got turned against him, when he blasted the Lightspeed Solarzord and it absorbed all of, and sent it right back at him.
* MagicStaff: Wields a big one. He drops it when he dies.
* NobleDemon: Literally. He is a demon, but has some admirable qualities, most notably his loyalty to those he considers his allies.
* NoNonsenseNemesis:
** When Ryan leaves and joins the Rangers, what does Diabolico do? Wait a couple episodes while he mops up D's last monsters? No. The minute Ryan joins the Rangers, Diabolico gives him a fatal curse that came within inches of killing him.
** Then there's his fight with the Ranger's megazords. Diabolico just unleashes everything he has at them, blowing a hole straight through the Supertrain Megazord, and sending the Rescue Megazord through ''several'' buildings.
* NoSell: At first, nothing the Rangers had could so much as scratch him. Not even the Megazords so much as hurt him.
-->'''Diabolico:''' All you've done with your pathetic attacks is make me ''angry''.
* OneWingedAngel: Gets forcibly transformed into a more powerful form in his final battle against the Rangers.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Like all traditional villainous leaders in Power Rangers. He eventually gets off it when the Rangers kill the Troika monster, and spends the first half of the fight handing them their asses.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Subverted, in that he could never complete his HeelFaceTurn before his death, as he was brainwashed by Bansheera into fighting the Rangers, who were forced to destroy him. Instead, he fully redeems himself after his death, when his spirit helps the Rangers defeat Bansheera.
* SealedEvilInACan
* ThereCanOnlyBeOne: The Star Power can only belong to one demon, and Queen Bansheera can take it from him. Fear of losing this is what motivates his attacks on the Rangers, and to his first death.
* WouldHurtAChild: Almost killed Impus to protect his job. The only reason he didn't was because Jinxer happened on him.

!!Loki | [-(Voice actor: David Lodge)-]
* AlasPoorVillain: It's very tragic to see him be used as a pawn and tossed aside by Bansheera.
* TheBrute: When in battle, he's more about brute force than strategy.
* ChildHater: Loki really doesn't like Impus.
* DumbMuscle: He's not the brightest demon.
* {{Jerkass}}: He's not too fond of Impus or Olympius, and is pretty vocal about it.
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: He and Vypra decided to revive Diabolico after Olympius tried getting rid of them.
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: Though a terrible example, as Loki was a ''clever'' mythological figure.
* {{Villainous Friendship}}: Has one with Diabolico.

!!Vypra | [-(Actress: Jennifer Yen)-]
* TheBaroness: Downplayed. She's clearly attractive and enjoys making the Rangers suffer, but doesn't try to seduce anyone. She shares more of the ruthlessness of the Rosa Klebb variety.
* CleavageWindow: As seen on her armor.
* ColdHam: Of the less common variety. She's obviously ''trying'' to overact, but doesn't quite pull it off.
* CoolCar: Her Vyprari in "Wheels of Destruction".
* DarkActionGirl: She's more active in combat than her queen.
* DarkChick
* DragonLady: She resembles a young Asian woman and her armor has a wyvern/dragon theme.
* DullSurprise: Her attempts at hamming up are... lacking.
* {{Jerkass}}: Like Loki, she doesn't hold back when mocking Olympius for failing.
* MeaningfulName: Viper and Wyvern.
* PlayingWithFire: A contrast to Denus's water demon status (since in Lightspeed Rescue, the demons have a weakness towards water)
* SmugSnake

!!Jinxer | [-(Voice actor: Creator/KimStrauss)-]
* AscendedExtra: After all of Banshera's main generals were defeated/killed, Jinxer were briefly promoted to become this thanks to the fact that he still have use [[spoiler:before he was destroyed along with the Omegazord.]]
* EvilGenius
* {{Expy}}: Of Finster from ''Mighty Morphin'', being the monster maker.
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: When the monsters are destroyed, he throws a card in their debris, chants and incantation, and brings them back to life as giants.
* SpannerInTheWorks: He unwittingly prevented Diabolico from killing Impus.

!!Impus/Olympius | [-(Voice actors: Brianne Siddall and Michael Forest)-]
* TheDragon: For his mother, even having a dragon theme.
* DragonInChief: In the second half of the season.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: More notable than his Japanese counterpart that he seem to love his mother genuinely.
* OneWingedAngel: Twice in the course of the series. First he manages to magically link himself to the power supply of the Aquabase, transforming into a more menacing version of his regular form. The second time, he is forcibly transformed into a giant dragon by Bansheera.
* PlotRelevantAgeUp: From Impus to Olympius, when Diabolico bites it.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* TheRival: To Diabolico
* ScaledUp: Becomes a dragon in his final episode.
* UndyingLoyalty: To his mother.
* {{Warrior Prince}}: Once he ages to Olympius, he becomes more active in combat.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Like all of his kin, to water. Shortly after getting the star power, Carter shoves him into the pool of water located in Aquabase's science lab. It takes away most of his powers, forcing him to relay on the usual Rangers villain tactics.

!!Queen Bansheera | [-(Voice actress: Diane Salinger)-]
* AscendedExtra: Her [[Series/KyukyuSentaiGoGoV counterpart, Gradienne]], was (at least physically) destroyed by the GoGoV before the series finale. Instead of her, a revived Salamandes and Zylpheeza served as the final opponents (though they were controlled by Gradienne's spirit during that fight). In Lightspeed Rescue, Bansheera stays around till the very end and is actually the final villain the rangers have to fight. She plans to use an eclipse to open the gateway to the Shadow World [[spoiler:before being sent their too by Carter (and Diabolico)]].
* BadBoss: One of the worst bosses in Power Rangers history.
* BigBad: For this series.
* BodyHorror: Her return to corporeal form doesn't entirely succeed, leaving her as a deformed blob. She actually takes it pretty well, all things considered.
* BrokenPedestal: Diabolico swears off loyalty to her after [[spoiler:she forced him to shoot at Loki in an attempt to destroy the rangers]].
* DarkActionGirl: While less active in combat than her followers, she's the most powerful demon in the show.
* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler: In the finale, Diabolico's spirit dropped Bansheera into the Demon Chest, where she was last seen getting beaten by legions of Demons for all eternity]].
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: She's an evil queen.
* KnightOfCerebus: Unlike previous villains in the franchise, NOTHING about her and what she does is PlayedForLaughs. AT ''ALL''. Whenever she takes center stage, the comedy level instantly drops to zero.
* LackOfEmpathy: Even the other demons show a some form of concern for one another, while Bansheera treats all of her minions as pawns and not even the apparent death of her son caused any reaction other than a cruel laugh. They don't even like Olympius and yet even they're disturbed by this.
* NoNonsenseNemesis: Her first action on returning was to try and wipe out Mariner Bay with a tidal wave. Only Ryan stopping the summoning ceremony foiled it.
* OneWingedAngel: She becomes this after absorbing Vypra near the end of the series.
* [[OrcusOnHisThrone Orcus On Her Throne]]: Subverted. She doesn't do anything directly against the Rangers until the very end of the season, but it's because she can't. The Rangers interrupted the demons' ritual to bring her back, leaving her in a deformed, far less powerful body. It is not until she absorbs Vypra in "Wrath of the Queen" that she regains her full body and powers, and it is then she begins to take a far more active role in achieving her goals.
* TookALevelInJerkass: After returning, she's mostly reasonable for someone stuck in a horrifying half-form. It takes her son failing a few times before she ''really'' starts getting nasty.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Queen Bansheera is such a horrifyingly evil and threatening villain for a series known for having bumbling ones such as [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Rita Repulsa]].
* [[TheManBehindTheMan The (Wo)man Behind The Man]] for Diabolico.
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