Characters: Power Rangers Ninja Storm
Shane Clarke / Red Wind Ranger | (Actor: Pua Magasiva)
- 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
- Cool Gun: His hawk blaster.
- Fire-Forged Friends: With Hunter in "Boxing Bopp-A-Roo."
- "Freaky Friday" Flip: With the Sensei in "Sensei Switcharoo".
- The Hero
- 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 Little Brother Guy
- 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 | (Actress: Sally Martin)
- What's wrong? Never seen a girl in blue spandex walk on water?
- Action Girl: Don't you worry, this girl definitely makes up for The Smurfette Principle.
- Arbitrary Skepticism: The infamous first episode weirdness.
- Bare Your Midriff: Justified though in that she's a surfer.
- The Chick
- Improbable Weapon User: A megaphone that shoots sonic blasts.
- The Kirk
- Making a Splash
- One of the Boys: Subverted - she doesn't appreciate being told this in "Beauty and the Beach".
- The Smurfette Principle: She's the only girl on the team for the first time in Power Rangers history (not counting Delphine).
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak
- Two-Timer Date: Non-romantic. Trying to balance Shane's skate competition and a movie with the Thunders was never really going to work, even with super-speed.
- Walk on Water
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Getting her hair cut.
- Will They or Won't They?: With Blake.
Waldo "Dustin" Brooks / Yellow Wind Ranger | (Actor: Glenn MacMillan)
- 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
- The Big Guy
- Dating Catwoman: With Marah in "All About Beevil".
- Dishing Out Dirt
- Doppelgänger Attack: "It's two!" "Two!" "Rangers in one!"
- Drop the Hammer
- Embarrassing First Name
- "Freaky Friday" Flip: With the Sensei in "Sensei Switcharoo".
- The McCoy
- Meaningful Name
- 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?: Heights.
Hunter Bradley / Crimson Thunder Ranger | (Actor: Adam Tuominen)
- I know my parents are gone, but I still miss them. And those students up on Lothor's ship? Someone misses them, too.
- Blond Guys Are Evil: At first.
- 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 Lancer
- Law of Chromatic Superiority: Since he is a Red-like ranger, he also gets a special powerup: a Glider Cycle.
- Puppy-Dog EyesBlake: Come on, Perry. It's not pretty when Hunter starts to beg.
- Shock and Awe
- 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 | (Actor: Jorgito Vargas, Jr.)
- Yo, Zurgane! What up, dawg?
- Alliterative Name
- 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
- The Heart
- The Quiet One
- Satellite Character: His main character attributes are that he's Hunter's brother and he's hot for Tori.
- Shock and Awe
- Will They or Won't They?: With Tori.
Cameron "Cam" Watanabe /Green Samurai Ranger | (Actor: Jason Chan)
Sensei: You have your mother's courageous heart...and your father's stubborn head.
- Asian and Nerdy
- Badass Bookworm
- 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
- Heir to the Dojo
- Teen Genius
- The Glasses Come Off: He throws them aside before fighting Lothor near the end.
- I Just Want to Be Special: Before he got his powers."I wanna be part of it."
- Katanas Are Just Better
- Kid from the Future: Thanks to the Scroll of Time.
- Mission Control: Before he got his powers. Afterwards, Cyber-Cam was created to lessen the burden.
- Polar Opposite Twins: With Cyber Cam.
- Sixth Ranger: Despite being The Smart Guy since the first episode.
- The Smart Guy
- Spared By Adaptation
- Stoic Spectacles
- Super Mode: Super Samurai Mode
Sensei Kanoi Watanabe | (Voice actor (just actor at the finale): Grant McFarland)
- 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
- Cain and Abel: He's the brother of Big Bad Lothor.
- Freaky Friday: With Shane and later Dustin in "Sensei Switcheroo".
- Mentor Mascot
- Serkis Folk
- Shapeshifter Mode Lock: he's stuck as a guinea pig for almost the entire season.
- Team Dad
Cyber-Cam | (Actor: Jason Chan)
- Don't hate the player! Hate the game!
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: At first.
- Mission Control: Takes over as this whenever Cam's unavailable.
- Polar Opposite Twins: With Cam, by design.
- Projected Man
- Totally Radical
Wind Academy students.
- Red Shirt Army: In the first episode, they are not able to beat simple Mooks.
- Strong as They Need to Be/ Took A Levelin Badass: Mook level —-> Monster of the Week level
Lothor (previously Kiya Watanabe) | (Actor: Grant McFarland)
- The next person who uses a made-up word has to put a dollar in the made-up-word jar!
- Affably Evil
- 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
- 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
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass
- Dangerously Genre Savvy
- Evil Plan: Wiping out Kanoi's ninja academy because of The Dark Side and revenge for exiling him. Family rivalry too.
- Large Ham
- Laughably Evil
- Manipulative Bastard: He deserves this title and more for his insane the finsl stage of his Evil Plan alone.
- 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.
- Obfuscating Stupidity
- Orcus on His Throne: But as it turns out, he has a reason.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain
- 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.
- You Killed My Father: He killed Blake and Hunter's adopted parents, then convinced them that Sensei was the real murderer.
Marah & Kapri | (Actresses: Katrina Devine and Katrina Browne)
- Lothor: "Take your nieces for the summer," they told me. "They won't be any trouble," they said.
- 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 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.
- Perky Female Minions
- 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.
- 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 Adaptation
- Those Two Bad Girls
Zurgane | (Voice actor: Peter Rowley)
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
- Dual Wielding
- No Mouth: He often finds himself mocked for this.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Zurgane is a literal translation of his Japanese name, Sargain
- A Villain Named Zrg
- Villainous Breakdown: Quoted above. Considering what happened to him immediately afterward, it doubles as Tempting Fate.
Choobo | (Voice actor: Bruce Hopkins)
Blake: He's not technically an intelligent life-form...
- Dumb Muscle
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Unfortunately for him, it doesn't last.
- 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.
Vexacus | (Voice actor: Michael Hurst)
- I don't have time to waste with an over-the-hill ninja warlord.
- Bounty Hunter: At first.
- Noodle Incident: He has a nasty history with Lothor.
- 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.
- The Starscream: He was planning on it, but was taken out by the Rangers ahead of time.
Motodrone | (Voice actor: Craig Parker)
- Shimazu: In my day, a general had to earn his rank!Motodrone: In your day, they fought with wooden sticks and horses.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Perry wanted "the perfect rider"...and got a supervillain. Go figure.
- Badass Biker: "I'll show you what this "heap" can do!"
- The Coats Are Off: At one point, he basically gets a Dress Hits Floor shot.
- The Evil Genius
- In the Hood
- You're Insane!: "Yes, but that's the fun of it!"
Shimazu | (Voice actor: Jeremy Birchall)
- You have a lot to learn, warrior. You can start with respecting your elders!
- The Dark ChickShane: Nice sandals. They make those for guys?
- Elite Mooks: Wolfblades
- Taken for Granite: Until the crossfire from a battle brought him back to life.