Characters: Power Rangers RPM

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Scott Truman / Ranger Operator Series Red | (Actor: Eka Darville)

"Here we go, people. Let's bring the pain."

The leader of the team, Scott is a former Air Force pilot who longs for the approval of his overbearing father, Colonel Truman. Scarred by the death of his older brother, Marcus, Scott is often doubtful of his ability to lead the Rangers to victory, though he doesn't let that stop him.
  • Badass: One of the best fighters on the team. There's a reason he's in charge.
  • Bash Brothers: Commonly with Flynn as he's the one guy who regurlarly follows his orders and doesn't give too much back talk. He slowly grows with Dillon into this over the course of the series, though they won't admit it.
  • Berserk Button: Never put a scratch on his car, just don't!
  • Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Dillon's Veronica for Summer's Archie.
  • Cool Car: It's painted red. It's his pride and joy.
  • Cool Sword: Street Saber
    • Despite only one or two actual uses, the Rail Saber counts, too.
  • Dance Battler: His actor is apparently trained in Capoiera, it shows in the unmorphed fight scenes.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Despite his percieved Plain Jane qualities, he gets in some pretty good lines here and there. Especially when he's exasperated, then he goes into full on Sarcasm Mode.
  • The Hero: He's in charge, even though Dillon is the main character.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: His special weapon is a broadsword.
  • I Owe You My Life: To Summer, after he was shot down and wounded before Corinth was sealed. This is implied to be the moment he became smitten with her too.
  • It's Personal: With Shifter, after the 'bot tries to control him.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: Only Ranger to pilot the Paleozords. He doesn't get a Battlizer, though.
  • Love Interest: To Summer. However she's torn most of the series between him and Dillon.
  • The Leader: To the RPM Rangers.
  • Nice Guy: Despite his slightly cynical nature, he really is a good guy. This is what both attracts Summer to him but also is the reason she doesn't choose him, as she's even more attracted to Dillon's bad boy persona. True to trope, he comes to terms with this, remains friends with her, and supports he wishes.
  • Standardized Leader: Though downplayed thanks to his father issues and inferiority complex.
  • Super Speed: His suit ability charges his body with energy, and shoots him off at a high speed.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: A good deal of his character arc is this. He seeks to full the void left by his brother's death to his dad by being the best he can be. Which in this case is being as great a leader as his father is. Even then once he proves himself to his dad he also has to contend with him from a leadership position when his team mates go against protocol.

Flynn McAllistair / Ranger Operator Series Blue | (Actor: Ari Boyland)

"This is how we do it GLASGOW STYLE!"

A former police officer, firefighter, and foreign aid worker of Scottish descent, Flynn has a pathological need to help people that often gets him into trouble. As the team mechanic he's responsible for keeping their gear working, and has been known to improvise solutions to a number of problems.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Ever since he was a kid, all he wanted to be was a hero like the ones he read about in comic books. After years of failing to help in regular life, he fulfills his dream by becoming the Blue RPM Ranger.
  • Badass: Most definitely
  • Badass Driver: His introductory scene is him driving a run down bus full of civilians through a horde of grinders and blasters to safety. The only damage to the bus was a front plate that didn't fall off until after he got past the grinder horde.
  • BFG: Turbo Cannon
  • Big Eater: It's largely implied considering he was the one huge on the wedding reception and always exasperated when he has to waste food.
  • The Big Guy: In an aversion of the usual blue position, Flynn is the team muscle, though he's no slouch in the brains department either.
  • Brave Scot: To the extreme, skirting the lines of parody, but always a badass.
  • Cool Car: Blue.
  • Genius Bruiser: He's the best with machinery and tools among the Rangers and is a big, tough brawler in a fight.
  • Genre Savvy: Not to Ziggy's extent, but very aware of the tropes nonetheless.
  • Running Gag: He never gets to drink a smoothie, does he?
  • Samaritan Syndrome: His previous jobs all revolved around helping people, but his uncompromising principles always led to him getting fired. The turning point was the incident that led to him saving the bus full of refugees seen in the pilot episode.
  • Scotland: Complete with thick accent. Played by a Kiwi. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Ship Tease: With Gemma. Though sadly we never see them get together on screen.
  • Time Stop: As his suit power; manifests itself as Super Speed.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Though not to Scott's extent, and only as a kid. Upon arriving at Corinth, his dad is fully supportive of him.

Summer Landsdown / Ranger Operator Series Yellow | (Actress: Rose McIver)

"I don't care where you came from. I want to know where you're going."

A spoiled rich girl who barely made it into Corinth alive, Summer experienced an epiphany and decided that she wanted to help people. She's determined to save Dillon, despite his own strong objections, and frequently plays the mediator between he and Scott.
  • Energy Ball/Kamehamehadoken: Her suit ability
  • Fair Weather Friend: Was surrounded by these before the Venjix attack. Special mention must go to the one who threw her off a moving truck, then expected to still be best friends a year later, insisting that she knew Summer would be fine.
  • Improbable Weapon User: What exactly is the Zip Charger?
  • Kamehame Hadoken: Summer's Ranger Suit ability allows her to fire off a massive ball of energy.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: In "Ranger Yellow, Part 2" Grinders storm her wedding, and she spends most of the fight kicking ass in her wedding dress.... and some of the fight kicking ass WITH her wedding dress
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Pre Venjix Apocolypse.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She has the good looks, Her hair, her outfit, Even her body.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Some of her abilities are established from the beginning, implied or at least foreshadowed... and then some appear out of nowhere, like hypnotizing.
  • Parental Abandonment: Pre-Apocalypse her parents merely gave her access to large amounts of money and left her with her surrogate father-butler. Post-Apocolypse they had an agreement to basically stay out of her life when she actually wanted to make a change. For all it's worth, they're on good terms.
  • Rich Bitch: Subverted. While she was engorged in her highly luxurious life style and surrounded herself with vapid bimbos, she honestly was a good person. Just one not prepared enough for the real world, much less a post-apocalyptic one.
  • Token Girl: Until Gemma showed up.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Before the first episode, on her journey alone across the wastelands. She went from a lazy empty-minded Rich Bitch to a first-class badass Action Girl.
  • Uptown Girl: Yep
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: Not so much wacky as a bad case of Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense, but Summer is definitely the serious, responsible one in the family, much to her annoyance.

Dillon / Ranger Operator Series Black | (Actor: Dan Ewing)

"You guys are the answer. I'm just looking for the question."

A cyborg with amnesia and something of an attitude problem, Dillon is recruited into the Rangers as part of a work-release program from Corinth's jail. He wants to find out more about his past, has a mild rivalry with Scott, a fair amount of Unresolved Sexual Tension with Summer, and a close friendship with Ziggy.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Summer certainly does.
  • Badass: After the first few episodes, it's hard not to think he's a badass. You'd be hard pressed to find one moment in any episode where he doesn't do something awesome.
  • Badass Driver: "If that thing has a steering wheel, I can drive it." He makes it through the barricade in broad daylight during the first episode, something Ziggy thought was impossible, and later does it again with Tenaya providing cover fire.
  • Barrier Warrior: His suit ability.
  • Berserk Button: Don't damage his car, either.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Scott's Betty for Summer's Archie.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Towards Ziggy. Though he's constantly irritated by him he won't let any danger actually come to him. His one request for anything was to get him out of jail.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Brooding Boy to Summer's Gentle Girl.
  • Cool Car: The other one in the garage. And it's painted black.

Ziggy Grover / Ranger Operator Series Green | (Actor: Milo Cawthorne)

"In times like this, there is one question that needs to be answered: are we, or are we not, the good guys?"
An ex-mobster with a streak of bad luck, Ziggy becomes friends with Dillon after he tried to rob the brooding Black Ranger in the pilot. Hired to find a Green Ranger candidate, he ends up putting the morpher on himself to protect it from Tenaya 7. Has a complicated relationship with Dr. K.
  • An Axe to Grind: Turbo Ax. Ironic, given his fighting prowess.
  • Badass Unintentional: His first morph. Well, most of the season really.
  • Butt Monkey: Poor Ziggy. It seems that barely an episode can go by without the Green Ranger totally embarrassing himself in some way. Best reflected by his first ever morph. Previous rangers, whether they Jumped at the Call, were thrown in the cockpit or even stole their powers, always morphed with a fair amount of dignity and grace the first time. What's Ziggy's first line upon realising what he has become?
    Ziggy: Woah! I'm a Power Ranger! I don't wanna be a Power Ranger! I do not want to be a Power Ranger!
He then proceeds to get kicked all over the place.
  • Genre Savvy: With dashes of Wrong Genre Savvy on occasions, depend on what's funnier.
  • Giving the Sword to a Noob: The Rangers' morphers are designed to be operable only by the first person to use it, as it recorded his DNA as a security lock. Because of the situation, it was he or one of the bad guys, so...
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Dillon.
  • Improv Fu: The Plucky Comic Relief became a Power Ranger by accident and out of desperation so he had no qualifications or skills to actually be a good fighter. Instead he mostly runs around a fight scene dodging enemies or using nearby props as weapons and ways to protect himself. He gets better at hand to hand throughout the series though.
  • Limited Wardrobe: While all characters apply, Ziggy gets a special mention, as it only happens after he becomes a Ranger. Before that, he used different clothes.
  • The Mafia: Was a member of it.
  • Mentor Ship: With Dr. K.
  • Meta Guy: "Weird? Okay, you cruise around in a giant yellow teddy-bear, okay? I drive a big, green FISH! Look in the mirror, people, we're in no position to be sitting in judgment of anything weird!"
  • Non-Action Guy: He hides behind Dillon in his first fight, and is the only Ranger in history that doesn't get insta-martial arts. He becomes a fairly capable fighter later in the show.
  • Pass the Popcorn: He is often seen munching on a bag of popcorn when the other Rangers are squabbling with each other/Doctor K.

Gem and Gemma / Ranger Operator Series Gold and Silver | (Actors: Mike Ginn and Li Ming Hu)

"It's Boom time!"

The former test pilots for the Ranger gear, Gem and Gemma are a pair of utterly demented twins who narrowly escaped the destruction of the facility where they were raised. Equipped with the prototype Gold and Silver suits, and a love of explosions, they wage a private war against Venjix before being recruited partway through the show.

    Their Friends 

Dr. K | (Actress: Olivia Tennet)

"I've made errors. But I've also learned that even the most flawed human is better than the most perfect machine."

A socially crippled genius raised in a secret government facility, Dr. K is the designer of the Ranger technology, and has her own, personal reasons for wanting to see Venjix destroyed. Not particularly trusting, she has a somewhat antagonistic relationship with her team, especially Ziggy.
  • Irony: Somewhat. When she was growing up in Alphabet soup, she was told that she was allergic to the sun and could never go outside. This was a lie to make sure she never escaped. However K. is never seen outside without a cloak, the result of her having very sensitive and fair skin from being cooped inside up by a lie. The lie caused the truth in a way.
  • Insistent Terminology:
    • It's Bio-Armor, not spandex!
    Dr. K: The material is a self-assembling nano-fiber formed with an inter-cellular shape memory alloy.
    • Schoolkids on a field trip get a Q&A session with the Rangers, and K has to be restrained when the S-word comes up.
    • She is very insistent on terminology. During the Q&A session she holds with her Series Operators in the beginning of "Ranger Blue", Scott asks her about the eyes in front of their Zords. She tells them that they are not eyes, but that they are actually optical field scanning sensors for their cockpit's displays. But, of course, this doesn't go around the fact that...
    Dillon: They look like eyes!
    Ziggy: Big, googly anime eyes.
  • Mentor Ship: With Ziggy.
  • Musical Assassin: Her violin packs quite a punch.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: She's the one who developed the Venjix virus albeit just for the building she was in and nothing beyond that. But in truth this should extend to the organization that was looking after her. As if they had just let her get out once in a while. She would never have made it in the first place and even then should've at least let her install the firewall. They knew what she was a genius so they should've at least heeded her words.
  • No Name Given: K was refered to by her codename for so long that she doesn't even remember her real one.
  • No Social Skills: Growing up for majority of her childhood as an isolated genius with only two adults that drop in to tell her to calculate new technology will do that to you.
  • Not That Kind of Doctor: She's not a medical doctor, in case you hadn't figure it out already.
  • One-Letter Name: K.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Attempted, with somewhat predictable results.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: She is shorter than pretty much everyone else.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: She can show affection to people that she indeed really does care about, though she overall prefers to remain cold.
  • Supporting Protagonist: The whole series is her trying to fix the disaster she caused.
  • Teen Genius: She's even younger than the Rangers.

Col. Mason Truman | (Actor: James Gaylyn)

Scott's father and the leader of Corinth's defence forces, Colonel Truman is a paranoid, suspicious man who has no desire to ever leave the dome, preferring to wait Venjix out. He has a difficult relationship with his son and Dr. K. Has the distinction of being one of the few competent muggles in the franchise.

Corporal Hicks | (Actor: Damien Avery)

Vasquez | (Actress: Mia Koning)

  • Performance Anxiety: When all of the male soldiers are taken out, she cracks under the pressure to run the command center herself.
  • Voice of the Resistance: It's Vasquez who provides the radio transmissions that lead any survivors to Corinth.

    Their Enemies 

Venjix | (Voice actor: Andrew Laing)

"I brought a legion. What did you bring?"

A lethal computer virus that gained sentience and proceeded to Take Over the World...after reducing the human population to a few million. He's now out to finish the job by annihilating Corinth and the Power Rangers.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: More like virus, but still.
  • Bad Boss: To the point where he'll order the murder of loyal minions for no real reason. This ultimately costs him the war when his plan to allow Tenaya 15 to execute Kilobyte convinces Kilobyte to try and kill her first, leading to Dillon's saving of Tenaya.
  • Badass Baritone: He has deep voice.
  • Badass Boast: His first line: "I am Venjix! Your world is now MY world, and YOUR time is now OVER!"
    • Another one in "Embodied:" "I am Venjix! The one, immortal ME!"
  • Beard of Evil: Sports a truly magnificent one in his most advanced body
  • Big Bad: For this series.
  • Captain Ersatz: Of HAL 9000 and Skynet, with shades of Ultron and the MCP's voice thrown in for good measure.
  • Composite Character: Of Land Pollution Vice-Minister Hiramechimedes and Yogoshimacritein of Engine Sentai Go-onger.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: When he faces off against the Rangers for the first time. If it wasn't for Gem and Gemma he would have easily won.
  • Cyber Cyclops: In his cylinder form.
  • Evil Counterpart: Perhaps unintentionally, of Zordon. He communicates to his men from a floor-to-ceiling cylinder, and his lair resembles the original Command Center.
  • Lightning Bruiser: His first body is one of these, being fast enough to dodge the Rangers' attacks, durable enough to withstand them, and capable of defeating them all in a few blows.
  • Make My Monster Grow: Just like many other Big Bads in the previous series.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: He eventually gains an Attack Bot that serves as his avatar when he wishes to combat the Rangers.
  • Mighty Glacier: His final body is so huge and slow as to be almost immobile, but can take any punishment the Rangers care to throw at it, and when he hits them, they go down very swiftly.
  • One-Man Army: Any time he downloads into a body, it will likely be one of these.
  • One Steve Limit: An aversion - he has nothing to do with the previous Venjix. Complete coincidence, or a reference that was taken too seriously? You decide.
  • Orcus on His Throne: For the earlier episodes; all he did was Make My Monster Grow.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: It began its existence more or less as a sealed evil. The program for the sentient, self-replicating, computer virus was initially created and contained in a single laptop. That is until Dr. K, in a attempt to escape her circumstances, decided to infect Alphabet Soup's computer network with the virus but was stopped short from installing a firewall to prevent further spread. The result was an infection of nearly every computer system connected to the internet and the destruction of nearly the entire human race. It is hinted that it also becomes one of these again, as opposed to being destroyed, at the end of RPM with the Venjix Palace music playing as the camera focuses in on Ranger Red's morpher with a blinking red light.
  • Take Over the World: Also his goal, beside killing all humans.
  • Too Dumb to Live: In the final episode, after Gem and Gemma destroy the Control Tower's supports it takes about 45 seconds for it to fall from the roof of the dome to the ground, he just stands directly under the tower preparing for his demise when all he needed to do was survive it was to simply move out of the way, It's rather unbelievable that this was the being that destroyed the Earth yet he can't even see danger coming from a mile away. Of course, this ends up being a Subverted Trope in the end as Dr. K shuts the briefcase containing the Ranger Series morphers...with a familiar red glow emitting from Ranger Series Red's morpher, and with his leitmotif playing softly in the background.

General Shifter (Voice actor: Mark Mitchinson)

One of Venjix's generals, his job is to design new attack bots. When Tenaya 7 frames him for trying to murder Venjix, Shifter is exiled and forced to act on his own, vowing vengeance against Venjix and the Rangers alike.

General Crunch| (Voice actors: Charlie McDermott)

One of Venjix's generals, though his job remains largely undefined.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: Inverted, in terms of intelligence that is. Crunch' Go-Onger counterpart, Kitaneidas, was actually the evil genius of the villains, while Crunch comes over as the dumb muscle of Venjix' crew.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Wields a club/staff combination.
  • The Dark Chick: In what little face-time he has.
  • Dumb Muscle: Embarrassingly so.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: That said, he raises good questions to Venjix, Lampshading the conventions of a usual Power Rangers show:
    I have a question, your most Venjixness. Are you going to supersize the Nozz-Bot now, or wait until the Rangers defeat it first?
    • Or:
    Seeing as I'm already a mess, I'm just going to ask. Why do we never send in the drones whenever the city's shields are down?
    • Both times, he gets blasted.
  • Giggling Villain: Constantly.
  • Killed Off for Real: When headquarters is dropped onto Venjix.
  • Non-Indicative Name: The shifty-looking guy is Crunch.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: He's a capable enough fighter, and his balloon monster, while ridiculous looking wasn't any easier to defeat than the rest of Venjix's monsters.
  • The Resenter: Towards Tenaya 7, and anyone else who stands higher in Venjix's good graces than he does.
  • Servile Snarker: See 'Dumbass Has a Point' above.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: With Shifter.

Tenaya 7/Tenaya 15 | (Actress: Adelaide Kane)

A cyborg built for infiltration, Tenaya 7 is Venjix's right-hand woman for most of the show, commanding the Grinders, carrying out his plans, and trying to hide her frustration with Shifter and Crunch.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's good fighter.
  • The Dragon: Tenaya 7 quickly takes this position after she's built, only to lose it to Kilobyte in the aftermath of her failures and his triumphal return. As Tenaya 15 she's on the verge of regaining her post, only for Kilobyte to try and kill her off.
  • Expy: Arguably, of Astronema.

General Kilobyte | (Voice actor: Leighton Cardno)

"You put a human against a machine, the machine will win every time."

One of Venjix's most trusted generals, he was believed to have been lost during the war. He returns two thirds of the way through the series, and challenges Tenaya for the position of Venjix's right-hand robot, winning out. Arrogant and highly protective of his position, he is nonetheless one of the Rangers' most capable adversaries.
  • Adaptation Expansion: RPM makes him a major villain, as opposed to his Go-Onger counterpart which only appeared for three episodes.
  • Badass Cape: He wears one.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: His mantle has the appearance of a tie and lapels.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He's introduced giving one to Tenaya 7 and delivers a brutal one to the entire Ranger team during their first battle. During "Danger & Destiny" he inflicts another one on Tenaya 15 and Dillon, nearly killing them before he's fatally interrupted.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Especially towards Tenaya.
  • The Dragon: Replaces Tenaya 7 in this role, and fights to keep it from Tenaya 15.
  • Enigmatic Minion: His loyalty never wavers, but he's very protective of his position, leading him to occasionally go behind Venjix's back.
  • Evil Brit: Both his first and second voice actors affect appropriately snooty British accents.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: In his first episode, Kilobyte had a deep, imposing voice. In all his appearances afterwards, his voice in higher and slimier.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: Complete with stopping to brush his "hair" after every strike.
  • Four-Star Badass: Second only to Venjix himself when it comes to the ability to give the Rangers a beating.
  • In the Back: Does this to Tenaya. Is on the receiving end of it from Scott, Summer, and Flynn.
  • Ironic Echo: "No one likes a cheap shot." He says it twice: the first time when Tenaya 7 tries to stab him in the back, and the second time when he shoots her in the back.
  • Killed Off for Real: Shot In the Back by Summer, Scott, and Flynn moments before he can finish off Dillon and Tenaya.
  • Klingon Promotion: Inverted. Rightly fearing that Tenaya 15—his own creation—will replace him as Venjix's favoured general, he moves to kill her while Venjix is distracted by conquering Corinth.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Slim. Agile. Well-armoured. Hits like a freight train. There's a reason he's Venjix's most feared general.

Fresno Bob | (Actor: John Summer)

The head of the Scorpion Cartel, and one of the most powerful mobsters in Corinth, Fresno Bob has it in for Ziggy, who once robbed him of five million dollars worth of medical supplies. Ruthless and uncaring, he is willing to cut deals with anyone if it will get him his revenge.
  • I Owe You My Life: How Bob and Ziggy eventually bury the hatchet.
  • Karma Houdini: Bob is a thief, a racketeer, and an attempted murderer, and that's just what we see him do onscreen. He walks away from the show unharmed.

Alphabet Soup

A corrupt Government facility that played a hand in Dr. K's backstory and how Venjix came to be.

  • Ambiguously Evil: It is never revealed exactly why they needed to kidnap young geniuses to work for them, though considering what they were used for, it's unlikely they were for very noble purposes.
  • Bigger Bad: They kidnapped children like Dr. K who had amazing intelligence and worked them to the bone, resulting in them forgetting their old lives and names. Dr. K turned one of their projects against them, but it spread far beyond Alphabet Soup and caused the end of the world. That project? Venjix.
  • Lack of Empathy: They were willing to kill Dr.K and let the world be destroyed than let anyone know they were responsible for Venjix.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: They kidnapped Dr. K as a child and made her forget even her real name, making her create weapons and advanced technology for them. One of the results of the work she did for them became Venjix, who destroyed most of humanity. After her escape, any member of Alphabet Soup is either dead or heading to prison.
  • Walking Spoiler: Though they technically only appear in one episode, they have a greater purpose in the series overall.