'''Our Heroes'''

!![[color:red:Shane Clarke / Red Wind Ranger]] | [-(Actor: Pua Magasiva)-]
--> ''Not another clone story! Didn't we already do this?''

* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: The second episode, "There's No "I" in Team." He lets being the Red Ranger go to his head, thinking the others should just do as he says and that he doesn't need any help. A monster fight forces him to see otherwise.
* BlowYouAway
* CoolGun: His hawk blaster.
* FireForgedFriends: With Hunter in "Boxing Bopp-A-Roo."
* FreakyFridayFlip: With the Sensei in "Sensei Switcharoo".
* TheHero
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: He gets the usual Battlizer.
* PowerGivesYouWings: The second mode of the Battlizer: a smaller version of his own Hawk Zord forms a jetpack that lets him take out Vexacus' spaceship in a dogfight. He briefly gets energy wings during the finisher to boot.
* TheSpock: He's generally the most mellow guy on the team (though he and Hunter spend an episode as competition freaks).
* [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done Little Brother Guy]]
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Tori mentions that he's afraid of spiders. A childhood flashback shows Shane very hesitantly freeing Skyla from a spider web. His ''worst'' fear is his family looking down on him, particularly his older brother.

!![[color:skyblue:Tori Hanson / Blue Wind Ranger]] | [-(Actress: Sally Martin)-]
--> ''What's wrong? Never seen a girl in blue spandex walk on water?''

* ActionGirl
* ArbitrarySkepticism: The infamous first episode weirdness.
* BareYourMidriff: Justified though in that she's a surfer.
* TheChick
* ImprobableWeaponUser: A megaphone that shoots sonic blasts.
* TheKirk
* MakingASplash
* OneOfTheBoys: Subverted - she doesn't appreciate being told this in "Beauty and the Beach".
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She's the only girl on the team for the first time in ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' history (not counting Delphine).
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak
* TwoTimerDate: Non-romantic. Trying to balance Shane's skate competition and a movie with the Thunders was never really going to work, even with super-speed.
* WalkOnWater
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Getting her hair cut.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: With Blake.

!![[color:gold:Waldo "Dustin" Brooks / Yellow Wind Ranger]] | [-(Actor: Glenn [=MacMillan=])-]
--> ''Well, I guess no-one's laughing at the comic book geek now, ARE they?''

* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: "Tongue and Cheek," where the Yellow Ranger is hailed as a public, solo hero for stopping some human thugs from busting up Storm Chargers. While the others (rather unfairly) give him crap about it, Dustin actually takes it in stride and just likes getting some respect for a change. However, after a solo fight against the MonsterOfTheWeek in front of some reporters, Dustin starts letting the fame go to his head. When he again encounters the monster (who by this point has captured Hunter and Blake), he refuses to morph or fight until the press are about to arrive--baffling Shane (who ''is'' jealous), Tori and even the monster. Dustin gets over it, though.
-->'''Shane:''' Take it from someone who's been there. There's no "I" in team.\\
'''Dustin:''' Maybe there should be.
* AscendedFanboy
* TheBigGuy
* DatingCatwoman: With Marah in "All About Beevil".
* DishingOutDirt
* DoppelgangerAttack: "It's two!" "Two!" "Rangers in one!"
* DropTheHammer
* EmbarrassingFirstName
* FreakyFridayFlip: With the Sensei in "Sensei Switcharoo".
* TheMcCoy
* MeaningfulName
* SurferDude: Despite being the self-proclaimed motocross guy; Tori just doesn't have the lingo to match, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sRntxsNhxE dude!]]
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Heights.

!![[color:darkred:Hunter Bradley / Crimson Thunder Ranger]] | [-(Actor: Adam Tuominen)-]
-->''I know my parents are gone, but I still miss them. And those students up on Lothor's ship? Someone misses them, too.''

* BlondGuysAreEvil: At first.
* CaptainCrash: He really needs to take better care of that glider bike.
* CoolGun: His gun shoots bigger blasts than Shane's!
* FireForgedFriends: With Shane in "Boxing Bopp-A-Roo."
* TheLancer
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: Since he is a Red-like ranger, he also gets a special powerup: a Glider Cycle.
* PuppyDogEyes
-->'''Blake:''' Come on, Perry. It's not pretty when Hunter starts to beg.
* ShockAndAwe
* TroubledButCute: About as "troubled" as [[AffectionateParody this year]] got, anyway. Blake calls him the "dark and brooding" one.
* TheWorfEffect: His Glider Cycle got shot down as often as not after its introduction.

!![[color:darkblue:Blake Bradley / Navy Thunder Ranger]] | [-(Actor: Jorgito Vargas, Jr.)-]
--> ''Yo, Zurgane! What up, dawg?''

* AlliterativeName
* BifurcatedWeapon: He can attach his Navy Antlers to his staff, giving it more power.
* BladeOnAStick: Besides the ability to attach his Navy Antler to his Thunder Staff, he also gets a special spear. [[note]]Though if one looks closely, said spear is just another Thunder Staff with a decorative head.[[/note]]
* DatingCatwoman: His relationship with Tori technically started as this - he used her to get close to Ninja Ops, while she had no idea he was one of the evil Rangers giving her team so much trouble.
* TheGenericGuy
* TheHeart
* TheQuietOne
* SatelliteCharacter: His main character attributes are that he's Hunter's brother and he's hot for Tori.
* ShockAndAwe
* WillTheyOrWontThey: With Tori.

!![[color:green:Cameron "Cam" Watanabe /Green Samurai Ranger]] | [-(Actor: Jason Chan)-]
-> '''Sensei:''' You have your mother's courageous heart...and your father's stubborn head.

* AsianAndNerdy
* BadassBookworm
* BigRedButton: Has one in the center of his keyboard.
* CompositeCharacter: He's basically a male version of Oboro who gets the Shurikenger suit.
** It's even lampshaded in a ''PRNS''/''Hurricanger'' [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1705909/1/Kaze_to_Hariken_Kaminari_to_Raijin crossover one-shot fanfic]].
* DeadpanSnarker
* HeirToTheDojo
* Teen Genius
** InsufferableGenius
* TheGlassesComeOff: He throws them aside before fighting Lothor near the end.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Before he got his powers.
-->"I wanna be part of it."
* KatanasAreJustBetter
* KidFromTheFuture: Thanks to the Scroll of Time.
* MissionControl: Before he got his powers. Afterwards, Cyber-Cam was created to lessen the burden.
* NonElemental
* PolarOppositeTwins: With Cyber Cam.
* SixthRanger: Despite being TheSmartGuy since the first episode.
* TheSmartGuy
* [[spoiler:SparedByAdaptation]]
* StoicSpectacles
* SuperMode: Super Samurai Mode

'''Their Friends'''

!!Sensei Kanoi Watanabe | [-(Voice actor [[spoiler:(just actor at the finale)]]: Grant [=McFarland=])-]
--> ''Those who fail to install cable in time for the science-fiction marathon will feel the wrath of the angry guinea pig.''

* AlwaysWantedToSayThat: "Go for Sensei!"
* BigGood
* [[spoiler: CainAndAbel]]: [[spoiler: He's the brother of BigBad Lothor.]]
* FreakyFriday: With Shane and later Dustin in "Sensei Switcheroo".
* MentorMascot
* SerkisFolk
* ShapeshifterModeLock: he's stuck as a guinea pig for almost the entire season.
* TeamDad

!!Cyber-Cam | [-(Actor: Jason Chan)-]
--> ''Don't hate the player! Hate the game!''

* AIIsACrapshoot: At first.
* MissionControl: Takes over as this whenever Cam's unavailable.
* PolarOppositeTwins: With Cam, by design.
* ProjectedMan
* TotallyRadical

!!Wind Academy students.

* RedShirtArmy: In the first episode, they are not able to beat simple Mooks.
** BadassArmy/ MenOfSherwood: But in the Final Battle, they are capable of beating "monsters of the week."*
* StrongAsTheyNeedToBe/ TookALevelinBadass: Mook level ---> MonsterOfTheWeek level

'''Their Enemies'''

!!Lothor [[spoiler:(previously Kiya Watanabe)]] | [-(Actor: Grant [=McFarland=])-]
--> ''The next person who uses a made-up word has to put a dollar in the made-up-word jar!''

* AffablyEvil
* BewareTheSillyOnes: He spends more time [[OrcusOnHisThrone sitting on his throne and cracking meta-jokes]] than actually fighting, but when he does fight he's quite clearly out of the Rangers' league.
* {{Badass}}
* BigBad
* BreakingTheFourthWall: "This is the most fun I've had all season!"
** And "What did you expect? He wasn't going to get SMALLER!"
* [[spoiler: CainAndAbel]]: [[spoiler: He's the twin brother of {{Mentor}} Sensei Kanoi Watanabe]]
** By extension, this makes him [[spoiler: Cam's EvilUncle and Kanoi's EvilTwin]].
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy
* EvilPlan: Wiping out Kanoi's ninja academy because of TheDarkSide and revenge for exiling him. [[spoiler: Family rivalry too.]]
* LargeHam
* {{Laughably Evil}}
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: He deserves this title and [[MagnificentBastard more]] for his insane the finsl stage of his EvilPlan alone.]]
* MoodWhiplash: Being sandwiched between [[Series/PowerRangersWildForce two truly]] [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder horrifying]] {{Big Bad}}s makes his LaughablyEvil and LargeHam traits stick out a bit.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Keeping the The Wind Ninjas prisoner instead of destroying them ultimately lead to the tables being turned against him during the FinalBattle.
* ObfuscatingStupidity
* OrcusOnHisThrone: But as it turns out, he has a reason.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain
* SealedEvilInACan: Double subverted, as he is sealed in the Abyss at the end of the series, and then breaks out in the [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder next season]], during the team-up episode.
* YouKilledMyFather: He killed Blake and Hunter's adopted parents, then convinced them that Sensei was the real murderer.

!!Marah & Kapri | [-(Actresses: Katrina Devine and Katrina Browne)-]
--> '''Lothor:''' "Take your nieces for the summer," they told me. "They won't be any trouble," they said.

* [[BrattyTeenageDaughter Bratty Teenage Nieces]]: Only by marriage (hinted at in the premiere and later confirmed in ''[[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Dino Thunder]]'').
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: They can be amazingly competent, under the right circumstances.
* DarkMagicalGirl: They lack a MagicalGirl to contrast but they have other components such as [[WellDoneSonGuy seeking their uncle's approval]], lacking any friends save each other and [[spoiler: a HeelFaceTurn.]] Though one could say they contrast Cam because his relationship with Kanoi is the opposite of their's to Lothor's.
* DatingCatwoman: Marah does this with Dustin in "All About Beevil". While she later invokes TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou meaning that she wasn't pulling a HeelFaceTurn for their sake, she isn't all that happy when everyone congratulates her on such a perfect plot later, which prompts Kapri to tease her.
--> You ''like'' him!
** Later on Marah asks Cam if Dustin's still mad at her for the whole backstabbing thing, at least partially confirming feelings on her end.
* TheDitz: Silly, airheaded and incompetent, most of the time.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: The entire season they're belittled by their uncle for not being evil and competent. [[spoiler: once they prove to him otherwise, he says he can't trust them and leaves them to die.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: at the end of the series.]]
* {{Perky Female Minion}}s
* [[spoiler:{{The Starscream}}s: Tried to pull this out of ObfuscatingStupidity. As a result, they were left to die in Lothor's self-destructing base in "Storm Before The Calm", but Cam, Hunter and Blake saved their bacons.]]
** [[spoiler: They were able to pull it off more successfully in the Dino Thunder crossover, resulting in Sensei being freed just in time to keep the BrainwashedAndCrazy Wind Ninjas from wreaking havoc on their Dino Thunder counterparts.]]
* [[spoiler:SparedByAdaptation]]
* [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Those Two Bad Girls]]

!!Zurgane | [-(Voice actor: Peter Rowley)-]
-> ''Will there never be a day that is marked for victory? Will I always have to suffer at the hands of the Power Rangers? Tell me, when will it end?''

* TheDragon
* DualWielding
* NoMouth: He often finds himself mocked for this.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Zurgane is a literal translation of his Japanese name, Sargain
* AVillainNamedZrg
* VillainousBreakdown: Quoted above. Considering what happened to him immediately afterward, it doubles as TemptingFate.

!!Choobo | [-(Voice actor: Bruce Hopkins)-]
-> '''Blake:''' He's not technically an ''intelligent'' life-form...

* DumbMuscle
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Unfortunately for him, it doesn't last.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Like Zurgane above, Choobo is a direct translation of Chuzubo.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Chuzubo is the first of the Jakanja to die, and that's even before Shurikenger comes into play. Here, Choobo is merely shrunken after his great plot to turn the Thunder Rangers back against the Wind Rangers fails. He returns to normal a few episodes later, and is demoted back to comic relief.
* VillainousCrush: In the filler "Snip It, Snip It Good", one line suggests he has one for Tori.

!!Vexacus | [-(Voice actor: Michael Hurst)-]
--> ''I don't have time to waste with an over-the-hill ninja warlord.''

* {{BFS}}
* BountyHunter: At first.
* NoodleIncident: He has a nasty history with Lothor.
* TeamKiller: He takes out Zurgane and Motodrone on his way up the ladder to Lothor.
* ThreateningShark: He can summon a "land shark" construct to ride on.
* TheStarscream: He was planning on it, but was taken out by the Rangers ahead of time.

!!Motodrone | [-(Voice actor: Craig Parker)-]
-->'''Shimazu:''' In my day, a general had to earn his rank!
-->'''Motodrone:''' In your day, they fought with wooden sticks and horses.

* AIIsACrapshoot: Perry wanted "the perfect rider"...and got a supervillain. Go figure.
* BadassBiker: "I'll show you what this "heap" can do!"
* TheCoatsAreOff: At one point, he basically gets a DressHitsFloor shot.
* TheEvilGenius
* InTheHood
* YoureInsane: "[[TheMadHatter Yes,]] but that's the fun of it!"

!!Shimazu | [-(Voice actor: Jeremy Birchall)-]
--> ''You have a lot to learn, warrior. You can start with respecting your elders!''

* TheDarkChick
--> '''Shane:''' Nice sandals. They make those for guys?
* EliteMooks: Wolfblades
* TakenForGranite: Until the crossfire from a battle brought him back to life.