Characters: Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue
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 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 punched Bansheera. In short, he just got the work done and was very effective for the most part.
- Combat Pragmatist: 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 Why Don't Ya Just Shoot Him?).
- 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.
- Determinator: "My Megazord's down, but I'm not!"
- Did You Just Punch Out Queen Bansheera?: Literally, as seen above under Badass.
- Dull Surprise: One of the main criticisms of the character.
- "Groundhog Day" Loop: Went back in time while riding the M.A.V. (Mobile Armored Vehicle) in "Yesterday Again".
- 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.
- I Know Karate: Seeing how skilled Mike Chat is, it's not a surprise to see his character with this
- Kill It with Ice: His Mega Battle Gear
- Lez Bro: For Kelsey
- Odd Friendship: With Kelsey. Pretty 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.
- Our Mermaids Are Different / Interspecies Romance: Chad's love interest Marina.
- The Quiet One: Shares this trope with Ryan.
- Super Mode: He gets a Mega Battle Armor along with Joel in "The Mighty Mega-Battles"; his has an ice gun.
- Two First Names: Chad and Lee are pretty common first names.
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.
- All Love Is Unrequited: With Ms Fairweather, for most of the series.
- Official Couple: With Ms. Fairweather.
- Nice Hat: Tied directly to his Character Development, when he's wearing his cowboy hat he's kind of a douche, when he isn't he's... not.
- Super Mode: He gets a Mega Battle Armor along with Chad in "The Mighty Mega-Battles"; his has a
pizza cuttercircular 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.
- Kid-Appeal Character: Youngest of the group, hot-headed, colored in Yellow.
- Odd Friendship: With Chad.
- She's a Man in Japan: Her original version, GoYellow was Daimon Tatsumi, a male policeman.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Dana's Girly Girl.
Dana Mitchell / Pink Lightspeed Ranger | (Actress: Alison MacInnis)
- Acquired Situational Narcissism: When she was the Glitz Girl in "In the Limelight".
- The Ditz: Halfway through the season.
- 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.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Kelsey's Tomboy.
Ryan Mitchell / Titanium Ranger | (Actor: Rhett Fisher)
- An Axe to Grind: His weapon.
- Canon Foreigner: Due to GoGoV only having five rangers the production team added a new helmet and shoulder pads to a recolored Turboranger suit to make a Sixth Ranger.
- Commuting on a Bus: 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 returned in time for the final battle.
- 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.
Captain William Mitchell | (Actor: Ron Rogg Ãƒï¿½Ã‚Â©)
- 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)
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)
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Though a terrible example, as Loki was a clever mythological figure.
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)
- Dragon-in-Chief: In the second half of the season.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: More notable than his japanese counterpart that he seem to love his mother genuinely.
- Plot-Relevant Age-Up: From Impus to Olympus, when Diabolico bites it.
- The Rival: To Diabolico
- Scaled Up: Becomes a dragon in his final episode.
- Undying Loyalty: To his mother.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Like all of his kin, to water. It takes away most of his powers, forcing him to relay on the usual Rangers villain tactics.
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.