Characters: Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue

Our Heroes

Carter Grayson / Red Lightspeed Ranger | (Actor: Sean Cw Johnson)

You'd think they'd have learned they can't beat the Power Rangers.

  • Heroic Fire Rescue: Introduced with one.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: He gets a special sidecar to his bike, a special vehicle (see above). Somewhat subverted when Joel and Chad get their Super Modes ahead of him, but played straight when he gets a second Cool Bike (which doubles as a Battlizer) near the end of the season.
  • '90s Hair: "Curtained hair", to be specific; kinda like Leonardo Di Caprio's in Titanic, 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.
  • Ship Tease: With Dana.

Chad Lee / Blue Lightspeed Ranger | (Actor: Michael Chaturantabut)

I don't have to prove myself to anyone. I know who I am.

  • The Cast Show Off: 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.

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.

  • Super Mode: He gets a Mega Battle Armor along with Chad in "The Mighty Mega-Battles"; his has a pizza cutter circular saw.

Kelsey Winslow / Yellow Lightspeed Ranger | (Actress: Sasha Williams)

"Crazy" is my middle name.

  • Ambiguously Gay: She has some traditional masculine tributes, and is about as Ambiguously Gay as you can get on Power Rangers.

Dana Mitchell / Pink Lightspeed Ranger | (Actress: Alison MacInnis)

  • Out-of-Character Moment: It was well established that Dana was an intellectual and was level-headed. However, she is given her out-of-character-moment in the episode, "In the Limelight", where she suddenly becomes narcissistic... as if she made a complete 180. It was highly unusual because past episodes have never implied that she had such tendencies. Of course, it would be very understandable how she might become anxious and desperate about getting into med school considering how she is an A-student and cares a lot about her studies, and the fact that she is balancing her Ranger duties on top of that. But again, her insecurities (assuming that she did have some) and the pressures she could be feeling were not given much focus; instead, we get what looks like a rushed, let's-just-throw-this-in job on the writers' part. Here, she is just simply made to look like someone who is very quickly taken over by vanity.
    • Near the end of the episode, however, she 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.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue Oni to Kelsey's Red.
  • Ship Tease: With Carter.

Ryan Mitchell / Titanium Ranger | (Actor: Rhett Fisher)

  • Long-Lost Relative: He's Dana's brother.
  • Mark of the Beast: Was given a deadly snake tattoo by Diabolico during his Heel-Face Turn.
  • The Quiet One: Shares this trope with Chad.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: 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.
  • Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: Everyone thought he died in the car crash. Except for Captain Mitchell, 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.

Their Allies

Captain William Mitchell | (Actor: Ron Rogg �©)

  • Retired Badass: 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.
  • Skewed Priorities: He made a couple of errors in judgement early on, but he made up for it.
  • Team Dad: Literally and figuratively. He's Dana and Ryan's father, and was a major inspirational and guidance figure for Carter.
  • The Only Way They Will Learn: 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... 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 Enforced Method Acting. 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, 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, 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.

Dr. Angela Fairweather | (Actor: Monica Louwerens)

Their Enemies

Diabolico | (Voice actor: Neil Kaplan)

  • Avenging the Villain: 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.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has his moments.
  • The Dragon: To Queen Bansheera
  • Dragon-in-Chief: He drives the plot for the first half of the season, due to Bansheera's imprisonment.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Hates the Rangers, but when Bansheera causes Loki's death, he ends up hating her more.
  • Fake Boss: 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.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: 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.
  • Magic Staff: Wields a big one. He drops it when he dies.
  • No Sell: 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.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Like all good Power Rangers villains. He eventually gets off it when the Rangers kill the Troika monster, and spends the first half of the fight handing them their asses.
  • There Can Only Be One: The Star Power can only belong to one demon, and Queen Banshera can take it from him. Fear of losing this is what motivates his last attacks on the Rangers.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Almost killed Impus to protect his job. The only reason he didn't was because Jinxer happened on him.

Loki | (Voice actor: David Lodge)

Vypra | (Actress: Jennifer Yen)

  • Cool Car: Her Vyprari in "Wheels of Destruction".
  • Meaningful Name: Viper and Wyvern.
  • Playing with Fire: A contrast to Denus's water demon status (since in Lightspeed Rescue, the demons have a weakness towards water)

Jinxer | (Voice actor: Kim Strauss)

  • Ascended Extra: 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 before he was destroyed along with the Omegazord.

Impus/Olympius | (Voice actors: Brianne Siddall and Michael Forest)

Queen Bansheera | (Voice actress: Diane Salinger)

  • Ascended Extra: Her counterpart, Gradienne, was (at least physically) destroyed by the Go Go V 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 before being sent their too by Carter(and Diabolico).
  • Bad Boss: One of the worst bosses in Power Rangers history.
  • Big Bad: For this series.
  • Broken Pedestal: Diabolico swears off loyalty to her after she forced him to shoot at Loki in an attempt to destroy the rangers.
  • Fate Worse Than Death: 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.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: She's an evil queen.
  • One-Winged Angel: She becomes this after absorbing Vypra near the end of the series.
  • 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.
  • The (Wo)man Behind The Man for Diabolico.