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Nick Russell / Red Mystic Ranger
Portrayed by: Firass Dirani
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese dub)
I don't know about you guys, but I'm feeling the magic.
- Arbitrary Skepticism: In the premiere, he witnesses (among other things) transportation to an alternate dimension, hordes of the undead, and perfectly normal people harnessing the elements... but believing in magic? Pfft. No way.
- Badass Biker: Introduced riding into town on a bike and the first to volunteer to go into the haunted woods.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Towards the end of the series, the Master corrupts Nick and turns him into the new Koragg, but Leanbow soon snaps him out of it.
- The Chosen One: "The Light". He's this because his parents are the greatest mage and warrior of their generation.
- The Drifter: He was one pre-series; rode in on his Cool Bike.
- Happily Adopted: Nick has nothing but good things to say about his adoptive parents and doesn't forget them after finding his biological parents.
- The Hero: He's team leader, he wears red, and often delivers the final blow. This is primarily his story.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: He goes through a brief one in the Darkest Hour after the Rangers get sent to a Bad Future and are utterly defeated by the Master.
- "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: In the first half of the Grand Finale, Leanbow is forced to fight Nick when the latter gets corrupted by the Master.
- I Was Just Passing Through: Inverted, he really was "just passing through" and the only one who wanted to help.
- The Leader: Type IV (Charismatic). The others respect his opinion.
- Law of Chromatic Superiority: Other than being the center of the show, he gets a Cool Bike, his own Megazord configuration, and the usual Battlizer.
- Playing with Fire: His element is fire.
- Personality Powers: Nick is hot-headed and impulsive, which reflects his ranger element, fire.
- Refusal of the Call: Doesn't like the fact that he's "the Light", and wasn't fond of being a Ranger either.
- Secret Legacy: He's Koragg/Leanbow and Udonna's son, Bowen.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Lampshaded.
- Two First Names: Both Nick and Russell could be his first name.
- What the Hell, Hero?: In the finale, Nick is called out by his teammates when he decides to give up, after being Curb Stomped by the Master and watching his dad's murder. It didn't help that they had to pry it out of him since, when asked, he didn't even bother to give them a clear answer.
- Worthy Opponent: To Koragg. Koragg's final battle prior to making a permanent Heel–Face Turn to become Leanbow once more was with him, and he calls him this word-for-word.
Charlie "Chip" Thorn / Yellow Mystic Ranger
Portrayed by: Nic Sampson
Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto (Japanese dub)
A parallel dimension outside of Briarwood? Do we live in a great city or what?
- Adaptational Heroism: Chip lacked Tsubasa's snarkiness.
- Adorkable: He's the most ecstatic about being a superhero.
- Ascended Fanboy:
- He's read every book and comic, and played every video game in the super hero genre.
- He's also a knight in training.
- Badass Bookworm: Admit it, he doesn't look like he'd be the first to lay the smack down on mooks, being a scrawny looking geek, but he quickly took to being a Ranger.
- Fun Personified: Chip is the only person in this show who doesn't take himself and the setting too seriously.
- Genre Savvy: The only one not fooled by Vida's vampire transformation or shapeshifters with gifts, or other dangers. Though there was that one Idiot Ball where he opened a mysterious vase that appeared out of nowhere.
- Jumped at the Call: In complete contrast to Nick, he's like "when can I start!?"
- Knight in Shining Armor: Driven, noble, dedicated, and wears an "armor" when fighting for right. He might be a bit dorky, but he's still quite the shining example of being a ranger as well.
- Personality Powers: Chip is quick and bright, with lots of positive energy. He's perfect for his job.
- Plucky Comic Relief: Always has a joke, or is the butt of one.
- Ship Tease: With Vida.
- Shock and Awe: His element is lightning.
- The Smart Guy: Due to being Genre Savvy he has a general idea about magic and what to do about it and how to solve magic problems.
Madison Rocca / Blue Mystic Ranger
Portrayed by: Melanie Vallejo
Voiced by: Haruka Tomatsu (Japanese dub)
This is so unlike me, but...I'm sticking with my sister.
- The Chick: The nicest team member, the most girly of the Rangers, and the go to girl for talking people out of Heroic B.S.O.D..
- The Face: Her sister tries to cheer up with her success in talking with others (like Nick and Jenji) and inspiring them etc, but it doesn't make her feel better.
- Making a Splash: Her element is water.
- Meaningful Name: Her powers are mermaid-based, and Splash was the movie that made Madison into a popular girl's name. Not to mention the whole filmmaker thing...
- Out of Focus: The reason why the meme "Who's Madison?" exists. Even Nick's bike got more focus than her.
- The Quiet One: Due to shyness.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With Vida who is more aggressive and tomboyish.
- Shrinking Violet: She's basically called one by Nick because she's always "hiding behind her camera".
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Vida's Tomboy. See Sibling Yin-Yang.
Vida Rocca / Pink Mystic Ranger
Portrayed by: Angie Diaz
Voiced by: Akeno Watanabe (Japanese dub)
I hate pink.
- Action Girl: Able and willing to kick ass.
- Adaptational Badass: Compared to Houka (her Magiranger counterpart), Vida's more assertive and aggressive.
- Ambiguously Bi: She has ship-tease moments with Chip...and is the first to agree with Xander that "Leelee's mom is hot!"
- There's also a slew of subtext between her and Necrolai in "Stranger Within."
- The Big Guy: The most aggressive of the team but no more or less strong.
- Blow You Away: Her element is wind.
- Irony: She hates the color pink, yet ends up becoming the ranger with the very color she despises.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With Madison, who is more shy and friendly.
- Skunk Stripe: And its colour changes every few episodes!
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Madison's Girly Girl. See Sibling Yin-Yang.
Xander Bly / Green Mystic Ranger | (Actor: Richard Brancatisano)
Portrayed by: Richard Brancatisano
Voiced by: Kosuke Okano (Japanese dub)
How are we gonna defeat pure evil? Our high school hasn't won a football game in, like, six years.
- An Axe to Grind: His Magistaff turns into this.
- The Charmer: Believes himself to be this, with... questionable results.
- Elemental Powers: He has both earth power and plant power.
- The Face: Subverted. He tries to talk things out with monsters (A.K.A "Plan Xander") but it never works and being the store supervisor makes him obnoxious.
- Growing Muscles Sequence: The Mystic Muscles Power-Up which is exclusive to him.
- Hidden Depths: Due to being from New Zealand in his backstory, he knows what it's like to not fit in, but he also knows how to appreciate the family and friends he has as well.
- The Lancer: Supervisor but not team leader so there's friction with Nick; the two clashed early on. He's also "Mr. Personality" to contrast to Nick's loner tendencies.
- Lazy Bum: Xander's not always the most driven of the rangers, although when he does put effort in, he's quite effective.
Daggeron / Solaris Knight
Portrayed by: John Tui
Voiced by: Tetsu Inada (Japanese dub)
Now Nick is going to be beat - I mean, taught by the best.
- Cool Gun: A genie lamp that shoots energy blasts and... Jenji!?
- Cool Train: His Zord is a blue and gold train that can teleport.
- Knight in Shining Armor: Literally and figuratively; a heroic and noble warrior that wears golden armor.
- The Mentor: To the other rangers and especially Nick, whose father was his mentor.
- The Power of the Sun: Solaris Knight
- Sixth Ranger: He joints the team a good ways into the seriers.
- Voluntary Shapeshifter: With his weird-looking Ancient Mystic Mode.
Udonna / White Mystic Ranger
Portrayed by: Peta Rutter
Voiced by: Jun Karasawa (Japanese dub)
Real heroes are born in the face of real danger.
- Action Mom: She fought monsters before and after giving birth to Nick.
- Big Good: She serves the same function to this team as Zordon to the originals; a mentor and parental figure.
- Broken Bird: The great battle twenty years earlier was won, but cost her her husband, son, sister and one of her closest friends.
- An Ice Person: Ice is her element.
- Lady of War: Has her own ranger transformations, and her fight scenes have a sense of grace the rangers themselves lack.
- The Mentor: After she lost her powers, this was how she helped.
- Eleventh Hour Ranger: Spends most of the season without her Ranger powers; only getting them back in time for the final battle.
- Parental Substitute: To Clare, her live-in apprentice. Technically, the girl is her niece.
- Mama Bear: She once performed a Dangerous Forbidden Technique to save the rangers.
- Team Mom: Cares about The Team and makes soup for them.
- Voluntary Shapeshifter: With her monstrous Ancient Warrior Mode.
- Woman in White: A Big Good version. She wears white, she's definitely important to the plot, and has experienced death from all sides of her life.
Portrayed by: Antonia Prebble
Voiced by: Ayahi Takagaki (Japanese dub)
- The Apprentice: Udonna's. She's promoted to full sorceress by the end.
- Barrier Maiden: It's up to her to keep the gate to the underworld closed; she's also the key to opening it.
- Bookends: In her first appearance, she has a lot of difficulty with an invisibility spell. At the end of the season, she effortlessly performs it successfully.
- Butt Monkey: When her spells malfunction, which is often, it's funny.
- Character Development: In a series where a lot of the characters don't change that much, Clare had the clearest character arc, going from the clumsy girl who turned herself into a sheep all the way into the next guardian of rootcore when Udonna takes a leave of absence at the end of the series.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: Her spells malfunctioning only adds to her mundane clumsiness and makes her more endearing.
- Inept Mage: Repeat, her spells malfunction often.
- Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: Yes! In her Gatekeeper Mode, she kicks ass gracefully!
- The Klutz: Spells aren't the only things that trip up.
- Legacy Character: To her mother as Gatekeeper and Shining Moon Warrior.
- Meaningful Name: Clair de lune means "moonlight" in French.
- Missing Mom: Her mother died sealing away the forces of darkness during the Great Battle.
- Parental Substitute: To Fireheart, the last dragon. Clare hatched his egg and Fireheart immediately referred to her as "Momma." Clare is henceforth shown acting like a mother to him, even swaddling the little dragon up in a blanket and playing peek-a-boo.
- Super-Powered Alter Ego: She's far competent as the Gate Keeper, but its hardly an alter ego as everyone knows her.
- Took a Level in Badass: Temporarily with her mother's powers as the gatekeeper, then far more permanently as she grew thanks to her training and growing confidence in herself.
Portrayed by: Kelson Henderson
Voiced by: Tetsuya Oka (Japanese dub)
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite his strange and offputting behavior, his advice is usually good and he can definitely kick ass when he has to.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Appears to be a pointless funny guy, but he's crucial to Nick's backstory and helps out a number of times.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Usually a silly guy but then he inflitrates the bad guy's Home Base and beats up guards there.
- Hybrid Monster: Half-troll, half-goblin and not welcome in either group.
- Parental Substitute: To Fireheart, the last dragon. When Jenji abandoned Fireheart in the woods, Phineas found him and took him in. When Fireheart referred to him as "Daddy", Phineas lit up with happiness.
Voiced by: Oliver Driver, Masami Iwasaki (Japanese dub)
- Adaptational Heroism: Compared to Smokey, Jenji can pass as a saint.
- Finishing Move: Super Cat Attack (he named it in the episode where he takes the Fire Heart Dragon into the forest), used mostly with Daggeron.
- Genie in a Bottle: He lives in Daggeron's lamp gun and he can grant wishes. Unusual for this trope, he was made into a genie as a treatment for a curse.
- Heroic Will Power: The time he can spend outside his lamp has a time limit but he can temporarily extend that time than through intense willpower.
- Literal Genie: Sometimes takes this interpretation of wishes.
- Mega Neko: A human size anthromorphic cat.
- Motor Mouth: His stories just go on and on and on, and when he's talking about anything else it's on and on and on...
- Sealed Good in a Can: His lamp. He can leave for a few hours at a time (and if not for a curse, could leave permanently any time he wanted), but its more or less a magic life support machine keeping said curse at bay, so he needs to spend most of his time in it.
- Schmuck Bait: It's just a simple box, it won't do nothing except suck him into an black hole. Daggeron tried to warn him.
The Snow Prince
Voiced by: Paolo Rotondo, Yosuke Ito (Japanese dub)
- An Ice Person: The Snow Prince has snow powers, obviously.
- The Cavalry: Along with Claire.
- Cool Teacher: While he may come across as a Stern Teacher towards Daggeron, his solution to his and Nick's training problems was very inventive, not to mention funny!
- She's a Man in Japan: Based on Heavenly Saint Snowgel, who was female.
- Trickster Mentor: Not as much as Jenji, but he has his moments.
Portrayed by: Holly Shanahan
Voiced by: Eri Goda (Japanese dub)
- All of the Other Reindeer Once her secret is revealed, the Rangers don't want anything to do with her.
- The Ditz: Flighty, though not stupid.
- Expy: Sort of one to Nadira. Since she's the daughter of a villain and makes a Heel–Face Turn.
- Heel–Face Turn: Of course, she wasn't that evil to start with...
- Love Redeems: Though she was Heel Face Turning on her own, Phineas pushed her over the edge.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: She's far more interested in this than, say, conquering the world. After the Rangers learn who she really is, she has a heck of a hill to climb.
- Lovable Alpha Bitch: Initially she was bitchy and stuck up and caused mundane trouble for the Rangers. Then she showed a sweeter side to her personality.
- Meaningful Name: Her last name is a Significant Anagram of "vampire," which Leelee Lampshades near the end of the season.
- Noble Demon: Despite initial identification as evil she only comitted one deed in the series that can be called "evil" and that was trying to get Nick fired. When asked if she was good or evil she replied, "A little bit of both".
- Reformed, but Rejected: For a little while after her Heel–Face Turn the Rangers distrusted her. Doesn't help that she had been such a bitch to them before, although their reactions toward her tend to border on Disproportionate Retribution.
Portrayed by: Machiko Soga
Voiced by: Susan Brady, Toshiko Sawada (Japanese dub)
- Alliterative Name: Mystic Mother.
- Big Good: The Empress of all good magic. That makes her Udonna's boss.
- Continuity Nod: Played by Machiko Soga, she was known as Rita in the dark days." In other words, she's Rita Repulsa post Z-wave-induced Heel–Face Turn.
- The Emperor: She has an impressive looking palace and elaborate robes.
- Not Quite Dead: Everyone, good and bad, thinks she is except she escaped by turning herself into energy. She pulled herself back together after the final battle.
- Reformed Criminal: As mentioned above she is Rita Repulsa.
Koragg the Knight Wolf/Leanbow / Wolf Warrior | (Actor: Chris Graham)
Portrayed by: Chris Graham
Voiced by: Yasunori Masutani (Japanese dub)
- Big "NO!": When he stops the Master from absorbing Udonna's energy.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Koragg is a personality The Master enforced on Leanbow.
- Darth Vader Clone: Armor wearing, Number Two for a mystical head villain who is secretly the father of The Hero qualifes him for this trope.
- Eleventh Hour Ranger: While he heel face turns earlier, he doesn't joint the group until the finale battle.
- Fallen Hero: Formerly a mighty warrior of good, now he's the villain's minion.
- Heel–Face Turn: He eventually turns on The Master after revealing himself as Leanbow.
- Hellish Horse: Catastros, a demon horse he summons.
- Honor Before Reason: He never takes the pragmatic approach like Imperius and this gets him into trouble more than once. However, he makes a good defense of his position: The minion that insists on fighting fair is more trustworthy than a pragmatic minion that will stab his master in the back.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: He goes into battle with a shield and a sword.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: To Nick.
- Noble Demon: Claims to be evil but never delivers more than a butt kicking before leaving.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Rita Repulsa's very line is echoed by his first line (He actually says "After all these years, I'm free," but the similarity was close enough that many fans were confused into thinking the backstory was set ten thousand years previous, when it actually appears to have been more like 20).
- Voluntary Shapeshifter: With his monstrous Ancient Warrior Mode.
- Wolf Man: He doesn't actually turn into a wolf, but 'wolf' is his theme and he was bitten by the Master
- Worthy Opponent: Considers Nick this.
Voiced by: John Leigh
Once I consume your magic, you shall be nothing more than the dust I walk upon. That is your one and true purpose.
- Asshole Victim: Nobody was upset when he finally got killed and considering what he's done it's not surprising.
- Big Bad: He's the ruler of Underworld and the master of demons.
- Non-Action Big Bad: He couldn't do anything until near end. While he's the only villain to last from beginning to end, he spends all but the finale in a pit or a prisoner of Leanbow doing absolutely nothing. It's almost like he's some symbolic figure head that can't do anything. In the finale, he proves his power, but everything leading up to the finale is driven by other lesser Arc Villains.
- Bishounen Line: Downplayed. His final form is considerably more humanoid compared to his original, but he still looks like a hideous monster.
- Combat Tentacles: His main method of physical attack.
- Cosmic Horror: Just look at him!
- Cthulhumanoid: What his true form looks like; a humanoid shape with a Cosmic Horror flavor.
- Death by Irony: He's feared for his ability to devour good magic, yet he's defeated by being overfed good magic by the rangers.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Is only ever referred to as "The Master", sometimes with varying details regarding what he's the master of. Supplementary materials know him as Octomus.
- Evil Laugh: Has a very menacing one.
- Evil Plan: A strange example as he has a plan (see below) but does nothing for the bulk of the series. The Evil Plans of his minions are what drive the conflict.
- For the Evulz: Mind raping a protagonist? Check. Killing two protagonists? Check. Laughing at their pain? Check. Destroying all life of earth because he can. Check.
- Hero Killer: killing two of the toughest protagonists confirm this.
- Knight of Cerebus: The series was hitting a positive ending but once he shown up (ripping out someone's body! Mind you) He dropped any comedic aspects of the series. He even killed 2 main characters and dropped their bodyies in front of the protagonists.Not to mention he himself had none comedic parts whatsoever.
- Lack of Empathy: ENORMOUSLY!
- Large Ham: Its not funny.
- The Master: Of the underworld and demons and "bad" magic. Though the Mystic Mother says he's the master of "nothing".
- Omnicidal Maniac: Essentially wants to consume the entire world.
- Sadist: That's being polite.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: At first. He almost escapes, but Leanbow remembers who he is in time to prevent this, destroying his original body in the process. His spirit survives and eventually possesses Matoombo.
- The Voiceless: Initially, starts talking in his final form.
- Would Hurt a Child: There's no children in the alternate future.
Portrayed by: Brigitte Berger (Nikki Pimvare)
Voiced by: Donogh Rees, Tomoko Miyadera (Japanese dub)
- Action Mom: She is Nikki Pimvare, Leelee's mom who one time took on all five rangers.
- Black Widow: While not as bad as say someone like Bansheera, there is a passing mention on her turning her husband (and Leelee's dad) into a worm sometime in the past.
- Evil Sorceress: A very capable one.
- Last Minute Hookup: She and Toby head off to the movies in their final scene.
- Goth Girls Know Magic: She's a sorceress with a gothic appearance, and as Nikki her appearance is quite gothy.
- Our Vampires Are Different: She looks like a humanoid monster but otherwise fits the tradition; conversion by biting, transforms into a bat, etc.
- Parental Neglect: She might be ok with her daughter helping with her schemes against the rangers, but she cares more about evil than her, so when Lee Lee get's bored of being evil, their relationship turns far more frosty.
- Significant Anagram: Same as Leelee.
- Vain Sorceress: Hinted at a few times.
- The Vamp: While it never worked during the show, it's been implied to be a weapon in her arsenale.
Portrayed by: Will Hall (Calindor)
Voiced by: Stuart Devine, Atsushi Imaruoka (Japanese dub)
- Arc Villain: He's the second major villain and the arc focuses on him and his plans.
- Deceptive Disciple: As Calindor, he and Daggeron studied under Leanbow but he betrayed them both for dark power.
- The Dark Side: Fell to it pre-series.
- The Dragon: The second one to the Master and quarrels over this position with Koraag.
- Evil Feels Good: This is the reason for his fall; how good the dark power boost felt when he used it.
- Fallen Hero: He used to be Calindor, Daggeron's comrade-in-arms.
- Red Mage: Performs many diverse forms of magic; growth, transporation, transformation, all the elementals.
- The Starscream: Plans to overthrow The Master and rule the underworld.
Voiced by: Josephine Davidson, Kaori Nakamura (Japanese dub)
- Curiosity Causes Conversion: Wants to know more about this power source called "courage" and how it can be used. It's an intellectual pursuit.
- Heel–Face Turn: Her intellectual pursuit into "courage" leads to her defection from the Ten Terrors.
- For Science!: "I'm not like the others; I seek knowledge, not power."
- Megannekko: A rare monster variety.
- Redemption Promotion: Granted, she was already pretty dang powerful, but after her Heel–Face Turn, she destroys Sculpin in a one on one fight and sends the Master into retreat momentarily.