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.

  • 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.
      • 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.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Not as much as Diabolico, but still has his moments.
  • Determinator: "My Megazord's down, but I'm not!"
  • Did You Just Punch Out Queen Bansheera?: Literally, as seen above under Badass.
  • "Groundhog Day" Loop: Went back in time while riding the M.A.V. (Mobile Armored Vehicle) in "Yesterday Again".
  • The Hero / All American Face
  • 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 DiCaprio's in 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.
  • 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.

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.

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

"Crazy" is my middle name.

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

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

Their Allies

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

  • Badass Moustache
  • Bald of Awesome
  • Big Good: Leader of Lightspeed Rescue.
  • The Captain
  • 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.
      • 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 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)

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.
  • Noble Demon
  • 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.
  • Redemption Equals Death
  • Sealed Evil in a Can
  • 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)

  • The Baroness: 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.
  • Cleavage Window: As seen on her armor.
  • Cool Car: Her Vyprari in "Wheels of Destruction".
  • Dark Action Girl: She's more active in combat than her queen.
  • Dark Chick
  • Dragon Lady: She resembles a young Asian woman and her armor has a wyvern/dragon theme.
  • 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.
  • Evil Genius
  • Expy: Of Finster from Mighty Morphin, being the monster maker.
  • Make My Monster Grow: When the monsters are destroyed, he throws a card in their debris, chants and incantation, and brings them back to life as giants.

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.
  • Lack of Empathy: 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.
  • 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.