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Wesley "Wes" Collins / Red Time Force Ranger | (Actor: Jason Faunt)
- Coming-of-Age Story: Wes grows from a somewhat spoiled son of a billionaire to a true hero who takes control of his own life.
- The Hero: Played with. He's the main character, but he's an inexperienced Non-Action Guy and not the actual leader of the team. He also doubled as The Lancer.
- Law of Chromatic Superiority: Well, he is the Red Ranger, so he gets cool armor. Also see below.
- Missing Mom: No word on what became of his mother.
- Non-Action Guy: Subverted. While he was inexperienced, he was shown to be a very good fighter from the start.
- Official Couple: With Jen.
- Rebel Prince: Mr. Collins wanted Wes to grow up to inherit the family business from him, but his grooming served only to alienate Wes from everyone around him. He jumps at the chance to be a Rookie Red Ranger, as it's the first time in his life he's fought for anything.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Eric's blue.
- Rookie Red Ranger: He isn't part of Time Force itself, and he was just recruited because his DNA matched that of Alex's, which proves to be a plot point.
- Sheltered Aristocrat: At the beginning.
- Spoiled Sweet/Nice Guy: He was otherwise a decent person before becoming Ranger despite his father's influence.
- Took a Level in Badass: He was an inexperienced Rookie Red Ranger at first.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He wants his father to be proud of who he is. Sure enough, Once Mr. Collins sees that Wes is a Power Ranger, he's very proud.
Jennifer "Jen" Scotts / Pink Time Force Ranger | (Actress: Erin Cahill)
- Action Girl: Out of all the female rangers, she is the most battle-ready and is no less capable when unmorphed.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She's a woman with a mostly no-nonsense attitude.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Was aloof to Wes at first. Character Development in both her and Wes is crucial in changing this.
- Heartbroken Badass: Her fiancee Alex appears to be killed in the first episode.
- Iconic Outfit: From her reunion-show appearance in the next season, oddly.
- Ms. Fanservice: There's really no reason for Jen's 21st century outfit to include a tight, tiny miniskirt other than the fact that former model Erin Cahill is one of the most beautiful women to ever put on the pink spandex.Linkara: "Holy crap, Jen, that's special assignment gear for Time Force?!?"
- Slightly justified in that fanservice itself is a tactical advantage, since even in 2002 guys are expected to be slightly dazed at the sight of a hot chick, and both outfits do keep her legs fairly free for kicking. One gets the sense that she doesn't really care if a criminal sees her panties, since she'll have knocked them out in five minutes anyway.
- Also mitigated by the fact that she apparently wears shorts under said skirt (as seen in "Time Force Traitor").
- Official Couple: First with Alex, then later with Wes.
- Quickly Demoted Leader: Averted. Wes gets the Battlizer and standing-in-the-center perks of being Red, but she keeps her position as team leader, thank you very much. The only time she isn't leader is during the brief arc where Alex reclaims the Red Chrono Morpher from Wes.
- Supporting Leader: Actually, The Leader.
- Supporting Protagonist: Wes is the Red Ranger, but Jen is arguably the Ranger that the season really focuses on.
- Tsundere: Initially towards Wes. The fact that he resembled the presumably KIA fiance didn't help.
- You Are in Command Now: Steelix turns her evil in Time Force Traitor.
Lucas Kendall / Blue Time Force Ranger | (Actor: Michael Copon)
- Composite Character: Because Katie's Timeranger counterpart is male, Domon's personality is used for him along with his own Sentai counterpart Ayase, minus the Ill Boy arc.
- Dating Catwoman: With Nadira in "Nadira's Dream Date". This would prompt Lucas to pull a Please Dump Me. He gets back with her in Wild Force. To explain, Lucas has a small book that he writes poetry. About his car. When he demorphed, that book fell to the ground and Nadira picked it up. Three guesses as to what happened next.
Katie Walker / Yellow Time Force Ranger | (Actress: Deborah Estelle Phillips)
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Subverted, she's one of the nicest Rangers on the team.
- Bear Hug: She gives some bone-crushing ones. Wes admits he'll miss them when they return home.
- The Big Girl: Due to having Super Strength.
- Black Best Friend: She's the only African American on the team, but gets along with everyone.
- Designer Babies: The only non-mutant DB we meet with actual superpowers.
- Does Not Know Her Own Strength: It's mostly under control, but watch out for those hugs.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Masculine Girl to Trip's Feminine Boy.
- She's a Man in Japan: Along with four other Yellow Rangers in the franchise.
- Statuesque Stunner: She's one of the two tallest Rangers on this team.
- Team Mom: Fear her legendary hugs!
Trip / Green Time Force Ranger | (Actor: Kevin Kleinberg)
- Adorkable: He's sweet and friendly but otherwise clumsy.
- Cute Clumsy Boy: He tried, and failed, to woo a pretty girl to prove he's as good as Lucas.
- Gadgeteer Genius: The technological genius of the group.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: In "Force from the Future", during a split-second frame.
- Keet: At some points.
- The Klutz, sometimes to the point of being a Cute Clumsy Alien Boy, as noted above.
- Innocent Aliens: Trip is very, very trusting of others, "Short-Circuited" being the prime example. Justified, as, according to Katie, "all Xybrians are trusting".
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Feminine Boy to Katie's Masculine Girl.
- Meaningful Name: Because most clumsy people are experts on the art of tripping.
- Nice Guy: He was the first to take a liking to Wes and was the only one who helped him convince Jen to give him the morpher.
- Nice Hat: Justified because...Wes: (right after placing the hat on Trip's head) I don’t know if the public is quite ready for a Xybrian yet.
- Ninja Pirate Robot Zombie: Let's just say he's everything Haruhi Suzumiya would want in a guy, with the addition of being a cop.
- Only One Name: Fanon usually gives Trip's last name as "Regis", but Saban's official website doesn't give him a last name, much like other Human Aliens in the franchise.
- Puppy-Dog Eyes: Just to up the Moe factor.
- Psychic Powers: Due to his Xybrian DNA.
- Rubber-Forehead Alien: He looks pretty human, save a forehead crystal and oddly colored hair.
- The Smart Guy / Mr. Fixit: He works on Circuit or their tech if something is wrong.
- You Gotta Have Green Hair: Justified by the above-mentioned Rubber-Forehead Alien-ness.
Eric Myers / Quantum Ranger | (Actor: Dan Southworth)
- Aloof Ally: Ally is stretching it, at least at first.
- The Captain: Of the Silver Guardians.
- Determinator: Eric's worked so hard to get his life out of the gutter and make something of himself. Deconstructed in that it's made him more than a bit resentful.
- Dark and Troubled Past / Broken Ace: He lived an opposite life to Wes, despite Wes openly wanting to hang out with him. Also his Freudian Excuse for his attitude towards the other Rangers.
- The Resenter: So much it hurts. He gets better.
- Fair Cop: Tries to be one. By the Grand Finale, he becomes one.
- Friendless Background: Presumably by choice. While Eric was depicted as being an outcast amongst the snobby rich kids of his prep school, Wes honestly seems to try his best to be nice to Eric, and is subsequently pushed away.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite everything, Eric does care for people's safety and was friends with a little girl where he used to live.
- Jerkass Façade: Trip puts it best: "He's lonely; he only acts mean to hide it."
- Law of Chromatic Superiority: He also gets a Super Mode. And he gets to join Wes and eight other Red Rangers on a special mission.
- The Leader: Of the Silver Guardians. He tries to replace Wes and takeover the Rangers to, but it doesn't work out.
- Morality Pet: He keeps adorable little birds and befriends a little girl who he gives said adorable little birds to take care of near the finale.
- Sarcastic Clapping: Upon becoming the Quantum Ranger for the first time. With his gun, no less.
- Ship Tease / Crossover Ship: With Taylor.
- Sixth Ranger: Has the gear for it, but subverted as he never actually joins the team.
- He also goes against the usual grain by sharing his suit's color with another current ranger, and his overall archetype is more of a mercenary Red Ranger than anything else; observe the Law of Chromatic Superiority above.
- You Look Familiar: Most of his scenes, particularly his debut as the Quantum Ranger, were easy to splice up with the Sentai footage due to how similar Eric and Naoto look.
Circuit | (Voice actress: Brianne Siddall)
- Mission Control: Shares this role with Captain Logan, serving as their monster alert system in the 21st century.
- Robot Buddy: Just like Alpha.
- Small, Annoying Creature: Averted; the show runners feared he'd be seen as this, so they used him sparingly, having him not even appear in some episodes.
- Team Pet / The Owl-Knowing One: He's a robotic owl.
Captain Logan | (Actor: Roy Werner)
The mentor of the Time Force rangers.
- Hand Wave: The specific's as to when and how he is able to contact the Rangers in the past seems to vary between episodes, often with a throwaway line about "temporal interference" to explain his absence.
- Mission Control: He provides the Rangers with intel from the future.
Mr. A. Collins | (Actor: Edward Albert)
- No Name Given: No first name, at least. We only know it starts with an A.
- Parents Know Their Children: He effortlessly identifies his partially - masked son.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: At first.
- So Proud of You: In the finale, he expresses how proud he is of Wes.
Alex | (Actor: Jason Faunt)
- Adaptational Heroism: His Timeranger counterpart turned out to be the Big Bad. Alex, however, is not.
- Big Good: Sees himself as this. He's not. Wes is, and the rest of the team knows it.
- By-the-Book Cop: Does this too much for his own good, causing the other Rangers to plead with him to give his morpher back to Wes.
- Decoy Protagonist: In the first episode.
- Identical Grandson: It's implied Wes is his ancestor.
- Only One Name: Like Trip above, some fanon give him the last name of "Drake."
- Romantic False Lead: To Jen, but not in the first episode.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Ryuya deserved to die. Alex does not.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Well, more like revealing that he was always more of a Jerkass than he let on.
Ransik | (Actor: Vernon Wells)
- The Atoner: In "Reinforcements from the Future".
- Ax-Crazy: His mental stability often hinges on how much serum he has left.
- Bad with the Bone: He pulls his bones out of his body and uses them as swords. It was later revealed he was given this power by some Orgs in Power Rangers Wild Force in exchange for them copying his mutant DNA to become Mut-Orgs.
- Badass Beard Of Evil
- Big Bad: The main villain of the series.
- Deadpan Snarker: At times, he has a witty sense of humor.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: In spite of everything, Ransik is actually a fairly attentive and loving parent. This is a factor in his Heel–Face Turn.
- Evil Sounds Deep: He has a very deep voice, provided by Vernon Wells.
- Graceful Loser: If he hadn't accidentally blasted Nadira, he would've beaten the Rangers!
- Heel–Face Turn: In "The End of Time"; notably one of the few seasons in which the Big Bad isn't killed or forcibly turned good.
- Heel Realization: In the Grand Finale, after nearly killing his daughter in a rage.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: Most of his outfit is black leather.
- Humans Are Bastards: According to him, though to be fair he's really in no position to judge.
- Freudian Excuse: Not that it truly excuses him, but the future time he came from was full of perfectionists who saw a mutation like him as far from perfect, and cast him out.
- Karma Houdini: After everything he did and tried to do there's no arguing he became this at the end.
- Kick the Morality Pet: Towards his daughter, no less. Which shocks him into turning himself in.
- The Juggernaut: Able to blow through the Rangers with little effort.
- Large and in Charge: Managed to make himself grow on occasion.
- Large Ham: Practically the reason Vernon Wells took the role.
- Love Redeems: His love for his daughter is ultimately what causes his Heel–Face Turn and redeems him.
- My God, What Have I Done?: After severely wounding his daughter in the Final Battle.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Terminally ill, mutant criminal genius from the future (who can pull swords out of his entire body.) The Wild Force teamup episode shows that he's got magic as well.
- Orcus on His Throne: Subverted, he follows the traditional Monster of the Week formula of Power Rangers villains, but he isn't afraid to get his hands dirty,
- Redemption Earns Life: After realizing what he did was wrong, he survives.
- Spikes of Villainy: Most of his armored parts have spikes. They're gone next season, indicating he's not evil anymore.
- Two-Faced: Until he faced the Mut-Orgs in Power Rangers Wild Force.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Considering that Frax was kind to him and saved his life purely out of the goodness of his heart when Ransik was shunned by most, it was really a dick move to steal all the serum and leave him to die.
Nadira | (Actress: Kate Sheldon)
- Ascended Extra: Her Timeranger counterpart, Lira, had little impact on the plot; Nadira, on the other hand, is The Dragon and the Dark Chick rolled into one package.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her standard outfit.
- The Baroness: She fits the sexpot's look, but that's about it.
- Bratty Teenage Daughter: She gets better in "The End of Time, Part I".
- Daddy's Little Villain: Until she reformed.
- Dating Catwoman: With Lucas in "Nadira's Dream Date".
- The Fashionista: Nadira is fascinated by 21st century fashion, and often takes Cyclobots into the city to steal clothing and jewelry.
- Femme Fatalons: She can grow her nails for combat.
- Friend to All Children: After witnessing the birth of a child in "End of Time Pt.1", she spends time in the park playing with children. Compare how in an earlier episode she had children kidnapped and was okay with letting them get killed for money, to "Reinforcements From The Future" where she's happily working with children in a day care.
- Heel–Face Turn: Having had to deliver a Pregnant Hostage helped her case.
- Laughably Evil: Did anyone ever take her seriously when she was a villain?
- Maternally Challenged: In "The End of Time". Averted in "Reinforcements from the Future" from Wild Force, where, back in the 31st century, she works at a day care.
- Missing Mom: Her mom is nowhere to be seen.
- Morality Pet: For Ransik
- Redemption Equals Death: In "The End of Time, Part III". Well, almost; it's actually a near-death.
- Redemption Earns Life: In "Reinforcements from the Future" from Wild Force.
- Woman in White: Her standard outfit.
Frax | (Voice actor: Eddie Frierson)
- Badass Bookworm: The few times he fights the Rangers head on, he easily defeats them, like just before the finale.
- Big "NO!": He yells one before he gets destroyed by the Q-Rex.
- Chekhov's Gunman/Chekhov M.I.A.: He was the scientist who helped Ransik in his flashback.
- Evil Genius: With a fondness for robots, and the odd Giant Mecha.
- The Farmer and the Viper: Ransik was rescued and given life-saving medical attention by Dr. Fericks. He responds to this kindness by setting the doctor's lab on fire and leaving him to die. This makes things rather awkward for the series' later attempts to sell him as a Magneto-esque Anti-Villain.
- Heel–Face Door-Slam: Via being reprogrammed and effectively wiping out the last traces of the person he used to be right when he sees hope for the possibility of ending the cycle of hatred.
- Misanthrope Supreme: Being nearly killed for helping someone will do that to you. He refuses to believe Mutants are anything but evil bastards. And just minutes after he realizes there might be hope, Ransik has him reprogrammed.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: His valiant efforts to heal Ransik failed when the latter destroyed his laboratory.
- Pet the Dog: Before becoming Frax, he was the only human to be sympathetic to Ransik. Unfortunately, Ransik didn't return the favor.
- Robo Speak: After Ransik has him "reprogrammed".
- The Starscream: At first he starts sending the most dangerous mutants behind Ransik's back to steal the credit of destroying the Rangers. Then he breaks off and goes on his own.
- Tragic Villain: Once you learn his backstory.
- Was Once a Man: As Dr. Louis Ferricks, he was one of the most brilliant and kindest scientists in the future before Ransik left him for dead. After that, he rebuilt himself as a cyborg.
- We Can Rebuild Him: His backstory.
Gluto | (Voice actor: Neil Kaplan)
- The Brute: Tries to be this at one point to impress Nadira. It doesn't work.
- Demoted to Extra: Don Dorunero was Timeranger's Big Bad, Gluto is little more than comic relief.
- Dumb Muscle: The muscle is debatable.