Characters / Power Rangers Ninja Storm

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Shane Clarke / Red Wind Ranger

Portrayed by: Pua Magasiva
Voiced by: Enrique Horiuchi (Latin American Spanish)

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Not another clone story! Didn't we already do this?

  • Acquired Situational Narcissism: 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.
  • Blow You Away: He's the Ninja with the Power of Air and using a ton of wind attacks.
  • Cool Gun: His hawk blaster is a gun designed as a blowdrier with a hawk motif.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Hunter in "Boxing Bopp-A-Roo."
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: With the Sensei in "Sensei Switcharoo".
  • The Hero: As the red Ranger and the main protagonist, it comes with the territory.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: He gets the usual Battlizer.
  • Power Gives You Wings: 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.
  • The Spock: He's generally the most mellow guy on the team (though he and Hunter spend an episode as competition freaks).
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Or in his case, "Well Done, Little Brother! Guy". He didn't get along with his older brother, a business man, because he never liked his love of skateboarding. When he finds out Shane is a Power Ranger, he starts treating him with more respect.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: 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.

Tori Hanson / Blue Wind Ranger

Portrayed by: Sally Martin
Voiced by: Yotzmit Ramírez (Latin American Spanish)

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What's wrong? Never seen a girl in blue spandex walk on water?

Waldo "Dustin" Brooks / Yellow Wind Ranger

Portrayed by: Glenn MacMillan
Voiced by: Noé Velásquez (Latin American Spanish)

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Well, I guess no-one's laughing at the comic book geek now, ARE they?

  • Acquired Situational Narcissism: "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 Monster of the Week 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.
  • Ascended Fanboy: He was already a big fan of the Power Rangers.
  • The Big Guy: Out of the core three and later six, he has the most gung ho attitude to becoming a ranger. He's physically much stronger than his teammates and can send a monster flying with a single blow. Dustin also has the most ninja attacks and movesests: Ninja Clones, earth mines, slashing through the earth, and his Storm Striker's finishing move is dropping 100 tons on the opponent.
  • Dating Catwoman: With Marah in "All About Beevil".
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Power of Earth.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: "It's two!" "Two!" "Rangers in one!"
  • Drop the Hammer: His signature weapon is the Lion Hammer, a gigantic hammer that helps him use stronger ninja attacks and does tons of damage.
  • Embarrassing First Name: His real name is Waldo.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: With the Sensei in "Sensei Switcharoo".
  • The McCoy: Is definitely the most emotional of the Rangers.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is Dustin and he's a ninja lot of dirt and earth attacks.
  • Surfer Dude: Despite being the self-proclaimed motocross guy; Tori just doesn't have the lingo to match, dude!
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's afraid of heights.

Hunter Bradley / Crimson Thunder Ranger

Portrayed by: Adam Tuominen
Voiced by: Ignacio Casas (Latin American Spanish)

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I know my parents are gone, but I still miss them. And those students up on Lothor's ship? Someone misses them, too.

  • Captain Crash: He really needs to take better care of that glider bike.
  • Cool Gun: His gun shoots bigger blasts than Shane's!
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Shane in "Boxing Bopp-A-Roo." The two eventually learn to work together and Hunter even helps Shane learn a new technique.
  • The Lancer: He's the standoffish, charismatic, and powerful member who believes he has the right to become the leader of the team due to being the current head of the Thunder Ninja Academy which often puts him in conflict with Shane as the leader.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: Since he is a Red-like ranger, he also gets a special powerup: a Glider Cycle.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Of all people, Hunter seems the least likely to do so, but....
    Blake: Come on, Perry. It's not pretty when Hunter starts to beg.
  • Shock and Awe: Shares Power of Thunder with his brother.
  • Troubled, but Cute: About as "troubled" as this year got, anyway. Blake calls him the "dark and brooding" one.
  • The Worf Effect: His Glider Cycle got shot down as often as not after its introduction.

Blake Bradley / Navy Thunder Ranger

Portrayed by: Jorgito Vargas, Jr.
Voiced by: Moisés Iván Mora (Latin American Spanish)

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Yo, Zurgane! What up, dawg?

  • Alliterative Name: Blake Bradley.
  • Bifurcated Weapon: He can attach his Navy Antlers to his staff, giving it more power.
  • Blade on a Stick: Besides the ability to attach his Navy Antler to his Thunder Staff, he also gets a special spear. note 
  • Dating Catwoman: 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.
  • The Generic Guy: He has the least character development compared to the others.
  • The Heart: Because of his compassion, and his crush on Tori, he's the one who connects the Wind Rangers and the Thunder Rangers.
  • The Quiet One: His brother often overshadows him so he doesn't say much unless he's necessary.
  • Satellite Character: His main character attributes are that he's Hunter's brother and he's hot for Tori.
  • Shock and Awe: Shares Power of Thunder with his brother.

Cameron "Cam" Watanabe /Green Samurai Ranger

Portrayed by: Jason Chan
Voiced by: Christian Strempler (Latin American Spanish)

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Sensei: You have your mother's courageous heart...and your father's stubborn head.

  • Asian and Nerdy: The smart one of the team.
  • Badass Bookworm: The other rangers have a hard time believing this. When Shane sees this at first, Cam responds "Grew up in a Ninja School, do the math".
  • Berserk Button: Subtle, but he's noticeably annoyed when the Rangers abe surprised by his martial arts skills before he became one, as they only ever saw him as the techno geek. Before Shane could finish his question, he snaps "Grew up in a ninja school, do the math".
  • Big Red Button: Has one in the center of his keyboard.
  • Composite Character: He's basically a male version of Oboro who gets the Shurikenger suit. It's even lampshaded in a PRNS/Hurricanger crossover one-shot fanfic.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has a snide comment or witty comeback for just about anything that's said to him.
  • The Glasses Come Off: He throws them aside before fighting Lothor near the end.
  • Heir to the Dojo: He wanted to be, but his father forbade him from becoming a ninja. His father slowly warms to the idea after he gets his powers.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Before he got his powers.
    "I wanna be part of it."
  • Insufferable Genius: When he was the one in charge of their tech, he had a knack for talking down to the Rangers when it came to science.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: His main weapon.
  • Kid from the Future: Thanks to the Scroll of Time.
  • Loophole Abuse: Kanoi promised Cam's mother, Miko, that he wouldn't train Cam as a ninja. However, nobody said Cam couldn't go back in time, retrieve Miko's Samurai Amulet, and use it to become a samurai ranger...
  • Mission Control: Before he got his powers. Afterwards, Cyber-Cam was created to lessen the burden.
  • Non-Elemental: He has no element, compared to his sentai counterpart using fire.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: With Cyber Cam.
  • Sixth Ranger: Despite being The Smart Guy since the first episode.

    Their Friends 

Sensei Kanoi Watanabe

Portrayed by: Grant McFarland
Voiced by: Benjamín Rivera (young), Luis Alfonso Padilla (adult) (Latin American Spanish)

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Those who fail to install cable in time for the science-fiction marathon will feel the wrath of the angry guinea pig.

  • Always Wanted to Say That: "Go for Sensei!"
  • Big Good: He's Cam's father and the Rangers' sensei. And he's had experience dealing with Lothor before.
  • Cain and Abel: He's the brother of Big Bad Lothor.
  • Freaky Friday: With Shane and later Dustin in "Sensei Switcheroo".
  • Mentor Mascot: To be fair, he's stuck in that guinea pig body.
  • Overprotective Dad: After his wife died, he swore on her death bed he won't let Cam become a Ranger. Cam ended up finding a loophole when her past self gave him her blessing.

Cyber-Cam

Portrayed by: Jason Chan
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Don't hate the player! Hate the game!

Wind Academy students.

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    Their Enemies 

Lothor aka Kiya Watanabe

Portrayed by: Grant McFarland
Voiced by: Benjamín Rivera (young), Sebastián Llapur (Latin American Spanish)

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The next person who uses a made-up word has to put a dollar in the made-up-word jar!

  • Affably Evil: Despite his supposed reputation, his plans tend to be sillier and his attitude is more of a sitcom uncle.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He spends more time 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.
  • Big Bad: The main villain of the series.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: "This is the most fun I've had all season!"
    • And "What did you expect? He wasn't going to get SMALLER!"
  • Cain and Abel: He's the twin brother of Mentor Sensei Kanoi Watanabe. By extension, this makes him Cam's Evil Uncle and Kanoi's Evil Twin.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Lothor might not be the most evil villain, but he's one of the best in terms of combat as the Rangers never defeat him in hand-to-hand.
  • Evil Plan: Wiping out Kanoi's ninja academy because of The Dark Side and revenge for exiling him. Family rivalry too.
  • Large Ham: He loves hamming up the screen even when he's dealing with impotence from his nieces and generals and just having fun being evil.
  • Laughably Evil: His personal plans are... eccentric, to say the least. Mesogog has a complete lack of respect for him for a reason.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He deserves this title and more for his insane the final stage of his Evil Plan alone.
  • Motive Decay: Inverted once his master plan is revealed.
  • Mood Whiplash: Being sandwiched between two truly horrifying Big Bads makes his Laughably Evil and Large Ham traits stick out a bit.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Keeping the The Wind Ninjas prisoner instead of destroying them ultimately lead to the tables being turned against him during the Final Battle.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Despite not being as serious as the two previous Big Bads before him, Lothor proves he's at least competent in terms of long term plans and hand-to-hand combat. He's one of the few villains in the franchise that his respective Rangers never actually beat in a real fight.* Obfuscating Stupidity: He's not as dumb as he personifies and is one of the most competent of the villains, even being able to realize the Enemy Civil War within his generals. That being said his endgame proves he played both sides for fools.
  • Orcus on His Throne: But as it turns out, he has a reason.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Double subverted, as he is sealed in the Abyss at the end of the series, and then breaks out in the next season, during the team-up episode. By the end of that episode, after Lothor's plan fails, Dino Thunder's Big Bad Mesogog defeats him in a fight and seals him in a canister.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: One of the best examples of the franchise, he's fully aware he's trying to take over the world with the aid of total morons and just puts up with it.
    • Partially subverted when it turns out that Marah and Kapri are actually highly intelligent and ruthless and just playing the morons.
  • That Man Is Dead: He renounced his identity as Kiya Watanabe before he was exiled into space.
  • You Killed My Father: He killed Blake and Hunter's adopted parents, then convinced them that Sensei was the real murderer.

Marah & Kapri

Portrayed by: Katrina Devine (Marah) and Katrina Browne (Kapri)
Voiced by: Rocío Mallo (Marah) and Ariadna Rivas (Kapri) (Latin American Spanish)

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Lothor: "Take your nieces for the summer," they told me. "They won't be any trouble," they said.

  • The Baronesses: They try to be the Sexpot variety at times, with Kapri attempting the Rosa Klebb personality, but they're too immature and incompetent to really count as either.
  • Bratty Teenage Nieces: Only by marriage (hinted at in the premiere and later confirmed in Dino Thunder).
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: They can be amazingly competent, under the right circumstances.
  • Dark Magical Girl: They lack a Magical Girl to contrast but they have other components such as seeking their uncle's approval, lacking any friends save each other and a Heel–Face Turn when a Ranger offers to accept them as family. Though one could say they contrast Cam because his relationship with Kanoi is the opposite of their's to Lothor's.
  • Dating Catwoman: Marah does this with Dustin in "All About Beevil". While she later invokes The Only One Allowed to Defeat You meaning that she wasn't pulling a Heel–Face Turn 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 in PRNS/PRDT crossover, Marah asks Cam if Dustin's still mad at her for the whole backstabbing thing, at least partially confirming feelings on her end.
  • The Ditz: Silly, airheaded and incompetent, most of the time.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: The entire season they're belittled by their uncle for not being evil and competent. Once they prove to him otherwise, he says he can't trust them and leaves them to die.
  • Heel–Face Turn: at the end of the series.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Revealed that much of their ditzy persona has all been an act, they're far smarter and capable than they've been letting on and wanted to be underestimated.
  • Perky Female Minions: Marah certainly is. Kapri seems more vindictive than her sister.
  • The Starscreams: Tried to pull this out of Obfuscating Stupidity. 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. Double Subverted as Lothar admits he told them to, but felt they were a little to enthusiastic about it. 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 Brainwashed and Crazy Wind Ninjas from wreaking havoc on their Dino Thunder counterparts.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: They survived the season unlike their Hurricanger counterparts.
  • Those Two Bad Girls: They try to be, but they always fail when given a chance to prove themselves. That turns out to have been the plan all along, though.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: When Tori's Dolphin Zord bites Kapri's zord, the latter says that she hates fish.

Zurgane

Voiced by: Peter Rowley
Voiced by: Sergio Castillo (Latin American Spanish)

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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?

  • The Dragon: Lothor's second in command and the only one who seems to take defeating the Rangers seriously.
  • Dual Wielding: He wields two swords stored in his shoulders.
  • No Mouth: He often finds himself mocked for this.
  • Only Sane Man: Until Vexacus joined, he was the only villain who took the Rangers seriously and his plans and ideas were more successful. He's the only villain, one of the few in the franchise, who suggested attacking the Rangers when they can't morph.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Zurgane is a literal translation of his Japanese name, Sargain.
  • Undying Loyalty: No matter how... odd Lother's plans and mannerisms are, Zurgane never ceases his loyalty and fears disappointing him.
  • A Villain Named "Z__rg": The first syllable in his name is pronounced Zurg.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He suffers one during the finale of "General Deception." Considering what happened to him immediately afterward, it doubles as Tempting Fate.

Choobo

Voiced by: Bruce Hopkins
Voiced by: Jorge Ornelas (Latin American Spanish)

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Blake: He's not technically an intelligent life-form...

  • Adaptational Intelligence: This is inverted as his Sentai counterpart was far from comic relief.
  • The Brute: Choobo is the dumb and powerful comic relief. Outside of his plan against the Thunder Rangers, he's mostly there for laughs until the finale.
  • Dumb Muscle: Blake's quote above says everything you need to know about him.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: He tricks the Thunder Rangers into being brainwashed into fighting the Wind Rangers and when he's first banished, steals a scroll of empowerment that, until the Rangers learn they can combine their Megazords, almost destroys them. Unfortunately for him, it doesn't last after he rejoins Lothor's crew.
  • Simpleton Voice: As per usual with fat Power Rangers villains.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Like Zurgane above, Choobo is a direct translation of Chuzubo.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: 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.
  • Villainous Crush: In the filler "Snip It, Snip It Good", one line suggests he has one for Tori.
  • You Have Failed Me: In "Return of Thunder", Lothor banishes him from his ship once he finds out about Choobo's plans.

Vexacus

Voiced by: Michael Hurst
Voiced by: Armando Coria (Latin American Spanish)

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I don't have time to waste with an over-the-hill ninja warlord.

  • BFS: He wields a long, nasty-looking sword.
  • Bounty Hunter: Self-described, although he's only hunting Skyla so he can take her power for himself. After Shane destroys his spaceship, he joins up with Lothor for lack of any other options.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The shows rears into dark territory once he arrives. He murders Skyla, his plans are more menacing, he's the strongest of Luthor's generals, and he even attempts to betray his own generals to become a serious typical Power Rangers villains.
  • Noodle Incident: He has a nasty history with Lothor.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Takes down Zurgane and Motodrone this way.
  • Team Killer: He takes out Zurgane and Motodrone on his way up the ladder to Lothor.
  • Threatening Shark: He can summon a "land shark" construct to ride on. He even looks like one.
  • The Starscream: He was planning on it, but was taken out by the Rangers ahead of time. Ultimately revealed to be part of Lothar's Evil Plan.

Motodrone

Voiced by: Craig Parker
Voiced by: Mario Castañeda (Latin American Spanish)

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Shimazu: In my day, a general had to earn his rank!
Motodrone: In your day, they fought with wooden sticks and horses.

Shimazu

Voiced by: Jeremy Birchall
Voiced by: Bardo Miranda (Latin American Spanish)

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You have a lot to learn, warrior. You can start with respecting your elders!

  • The Comically Serious: Like Vexacus, he attempts to use his expertise as a former Japanese warlord as a threat, easily capable of defeating four rangers at once. His calm, sneaky, and cunning nature are indeed notable, but in a series where the comic relief characters have more prevlance, he's often seen as the butt of jokes.
  • The Dark Chick: He's a lot more effeminate for a villain.
    Shane: Nice sandals. They make those for guys?
  • Elite Mooks: His Wolfblades are in between the strength of the Kelzacks and a Monster of the Week.
  • Taken for Granite: Until the crossfire from a battle brought him back to life.
  • The Starscream: He is this, to Zurgane and Lothor, alongside Vexacus, starting from the two-part episode, General Deception.


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