Characters / Power Rangers Wild Force

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    Our Heroes 

Cole Evans / Red Lion Ranger | (Actor: Ricardo Medina, Jr.)

  • All for Nothing: The parents he left the jungle to look for have been dead since before he could speak.
  • All-Loving Hero: For better or for worse, Cole is a pacifist at heart and believes in the good of everyone. He tried to find a peaceful solution to the Orgs before realizing they have no hearts and are essentially Made of Evil. Best exemplified with Victor Adler. After the man who murdered his parents dies, instead of talking ill of him or rejoicing his death, Cole leaves flowers at his grave and hopes he can find peace in death.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Growing up in the jungle, he has a strong connection with animals.
  • Hachimaki: He wears a red headband.
  • Heartbroken Badass: He never knew his parents and eventually realizes that they're dead. Still, he never stops fighting for the good of mankind and nature.
  • The Hero: Leader of the Wild Force Rangers and the first 26 episodes mostly revolve around him learning what happened to his birth parents.
  • Hurting Hero: He grew up in the jungle, knowing nothing about where he came from. As a Ranger, he later learns his parents are presumed dead. He then learns they are dead and were killed by their friend, Dr. Adler (who became Master Org). Cole demonstrates considerable restraint in killing Adler when he had the chance.
  • Idiot Hero: To be fair, he grew up in village as far away from modern civilization as possible so such things like not knowing motorcycles are not alive is justified.
  • Large Ham: He stands out with his overly serious lines during the Red Ranger Reunion episode, in stark contrast with his predecessors' more relaxed deliveries. Even Carter was more laid back in comparison.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: Now who got a Battlizer, a second Cool Bike, and the chance to go on a mission with nine other Red Rangers?
  • The Leader: He displaced Taylor as this because he was chosen to be the red ranger
  • Nature Hero: Growing up in the jungle and working with giant robotic animals.
  • Parental Abandonment: His original goal was to find out what happened to his birth parents.
  • Raised by Natives: Was raised by a local village when he was separated from his parents.
  • Rookie Red Ranger: One of the more complained about examples, since despite his lack of experience, he was immediately made the team leader just because he was the Red Ranger.
  • Ship Tease: With Alyssa. The original ending for the finale showed the two of them married.
  • Shirtless Scene: And damn is the guy ripped.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: He ripped off the sleeves of the shirt the rangers gave him to make a headband.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: He can understand the animals feelings thanks to his ability to sense hearts.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Played with. He realizes as early as the first episode that his abilities to commune with the hearts of creatures isn't especially useful in battle. That said, it does come in handy a few times during the course of the season.
  • Wolverine Claws: More like Sabertooth claws, as he is able to grow lions claws from his gloves.
  • You Killed My Father: Averted. Probably because he never got to meet his parents, he chooses not to kill Adler for it because he doesn't want to be obsessed with someone he hates like Adler was.

Taylor Earhardt / Yellow Eagle Ranger | (Actress: Alyson Kiperman)

  • Ace Pilot: She was one in the air force before becoming the Yellow Ranger.
  • Action Girl: The most experienced of the main five Rangers. She lasted longer than any of the others when Zen-Aku first appeared.
  • Cool Sword: Her Eagle Sword
  • Crossover Ship Tease: In-universe, with Eric during the team-up episode.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Her hairstyle was changed to a more loose hairstyle after the Zen-Aku story arc ended.
  • Faking the Dead: Her backstory for how she became a Ranger. The Animarium called her by crashing her fighter jet, and the only way she could be a Ranger (due to her status as a military pilot) was for her to let everyone think she had died.
  • The Lancer: She used to be the leader until Cole arrived. She doesn't like it at first until Cole proves he's capable of leading the team.
  • Meaningful Name: She shares the same last name as Amelia Earhart, a female pilot who disappeared after her plane went missing. In this case, Taylor had to fake her death to become a Power Ranger.
  • Military Brat: Her Air Force days left her very devoted to rules and regulations.
  • Military Superhero: Former Air Force pilot turned Power Ranger.
  • Quickly Demoted Woman: The series started out with Taylor as leader of the team. When Rookie Red Ranger Cole shows up and is declared leader, Taylor isn't thrilled and spends at least another episode still trying to hold on to that command before giving up and letting Cole take control.
  • She's a Man in Japan: Along with some other Yellow Rangers in the franchise - in her case, her counterpart is male Air Force AWOL Gaku Washio. She is, so far, the last one.
  • Shipper on Deck: Is the first one to point out the tension between Princess Shayla and Merrick. Then ends up on the other side of this with Eric in "Reinforcements From The Future."
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Shayla's Girly Girl.
  • Tsundere: Watch the crossover with Eric from Time Force, "Reinforcements from the Future", and you'll understand. This was her attitude with the other rangers at first before eventually calming down. Complete departure from the Yellow Rangers before and after her, who are usually cheerful and friendly.

Max Cooper / Blue Shark Ranger | (Actor: Phillip Jeanmarie)

Danny Delgado / Black Bison Ranger | (Actor: Jack Guzman)

Alyssa Enrilé / White Tiger Ranger | (Actress: Jessica Rey)

  • Action Girl: She's the most experienced in Martial Arts of the Wild Force team.
  • Badass Bookworm: She's only ranger attending school and can be seen reading books.
  • Barehanded Blade Block: Done once.
  • Brainy Brunette: She was clever enough to use her school's news archives to find information about Cole's parents.
  • The Chick: She's probably the most empathetic of the team and tries to keep peace amongst the Rangers when things go bad.
  • Cute Bruiser: Being the most skilled in Martial Arts makes her the most experienced in hand to hand combat.
  • Hot Teacher: In the finale, she becomes an elementary school teacher.
  • It's Personal: Samurai Org insults her father's dojo. The other Rangers support Alyssa in her retaliation, but don't help too much.
  • Renaissance Girl: Straight A college student, ideal Yamato Nadeshiko, and skilled martial artist (barring the standard Ranger skills), all in one person.
  • Ship Tease: With Cole.
  • Simple Staff: Her weapon.
  • The Smart Girl / Teen Genius: Being the only member of the team in school.
  • Well Done Daughter Girl: Her father wanted her to inherit the dojo, but she wanted to go to College to be a teacher. Despite this, she wants her father's approval. He stops regretting his decision to let her go when he finds out she's a Power Ranger. Unlike other times in the series when this happens, she doesn't find out.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: When we first meet her. She breaks out of her shell more as the series goes on.

Merrick Baliton / Lunar Wolf Ranger | (Actor: Phillip Andrew)

  • Aloof Ally: Out of shame (and some general stoic-ness) rather than any actual dislike.
  • The Atoner: For causing trouble as Zen-Aku.
  • Badass Goatee: The first Ranger to sport facial hair.
  • Bad Guys Play Pool: Inverted. He doesn't use the pool cue until after his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Bigger Stick: His weapon is a pool cue stick that doubles as a gun
  • Dynamic Entry: In "Reinforcements from the Future, Part 1," Merrick appears just before the morphing sequence. He shouts "Stop!" at the Mut-Orgs. When they ask who's there, Merrick shows himself and is flanked by his fellow rangers.
  • Ineffectual Loner: He has to be reminded that he's not the only one fighting the Orgs when things don't go well for him in battle.
  • I Work Alone: More due to not forgiving himself than any dislike for the Rangers.
  • Really 700 Years Old: 3,000 years to be exact. Until the 10,000 year old Koda in Power Rangers Dino Charge, he was the oldest living Power Ranger.
  • Sixth Ranger: Was this for both the Wild Force Rangers and the original warriors of Animaria.
  • Skunk Stripe: He has two white locks on his otherwise dark hair.
  • Spider-Sense: With the help of the wind, he is able to sense the presence of nearby Orgs. This proves especially useful while fighting Onikage, who tries to hide from sight during some attacks.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Shayla, in the past.
  • Wolf Man: Wolf themed Power Ranger and used to be Zen-Aku.

    Their Friends 

Princess Shayla | (Actor: Ann Marie Crouch)

    Their Enemies 

Master Org / Dr. Viktor Adler | (Actor: Ilia Volok)

  • Bad Boss: Tortures Toxica for various failures.
  • Big Bad: The main villain of the series.
  • The Chessmaster: His schemes are to cause chaos on Earth again after 3,000 years.
  • Evil Albino: The pale skin was part of his transformation after eating the seeds.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: This sets him apart from most PR Big Bads.
  • Greater Scope Villain The original Master Org doesn't confront the rangers due to his powers being used by Adler. After Adler is killed by Mandilok, he grows a horn and comes back to life. He eventually returns and kills Mandilok in revenge. He then talks as though he and the original are now one and the same.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: His motivation to kill Cole's parents.
  • Ham-to-Ham Combat: Whenever he and Cole meet.
  • Knight of Cerebus: He stands as one Power Rangers cruelest villains. Unlike his immediate predecessor Ransik, there is nothing redeeming about him.
  • Large Ham: Almost to Tommy Wiseau levels.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Loved Cole's mother, but Cole's father proposed before he could. He chose to consume the remains of the original Master Org to become the new one and murder them both before turning on humanity as a whole.
  • One-Winged Angel: Was originally a mortal man, but consuming the remains of the original Master Org turned him into at least a part Org. In the end, absorbs the Org Heart and transforms into a near unstoppable behemoth who singlehandedly kills all the Wild Zords and nearly wins. The only thing that stops him is all the Wild Zords coming Back from the Dead.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Justified at first because he's truly only human at the beginning and wouldn't be much of a threat himself. Then he goes One-Winged Angel.
  • Original Generation: While there is an Org Master in the Japanese version, it was just a stone idol and not a character. Master Org is an original creation made for Wild Force, filling the role what became the General Orgs did in the original, though his costume was taken from an unrelated villain from a previous season: the Gorma Emperor. The True Final Boss, Ultimate Org Senki, was changed into his One-Winged Angel form.
  • Redemption Rejection: Rejects Cole's forgiving him for killing his parents.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: His backstory has him murdering Cole's parents out of jealousy, which he called his "rightful revenge". Toward the end of the season, he also engaged in this to make those who betrayed him pay.
  • Was Once a Man: Early on, subverted; but then the real Master Org came and took over Adler fully.
  • We Used to Be Friends: He used to be good friends with Cole's birth parents and fell for Cole's mother. He wanted to propose to her, but Cole's father beat him to it. Neither were aware of his feelings for her or that he grew to hate them for what he perceived as stealing his love and his work long before he became Master Org.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He starts out as a manipulator who remains in the shadows. By the end of the series, he destroys all of the wild zords and comes very close to winning.

Jindrax | (Voice actor: Richard Cansino)

Toxica | (Actress: Sin Wong)

  • Disney Death: She's killed when Mandilok uses her already dying body as a shield from the Rangers. Jindrax finds a way to restore her to life.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After getting better.
  • Make My Monster Grow: She says her incantation "Evil spirits of toil and strife, give this fallen Org new life" which releases seeds from her staff, bringing the monster back to life as a giant.
  • Minion Shipping: With Jindrax.
  • Oba-san: Her Berserk Button, usually pushed by Alyssa.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In Gaoranger, TsueTsue is killed when the Org Temple collapses, while in this series, Toxica survives.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Desperately trying to get the favour of her master, General Mandilok, she's convinced of cutting her own horn in order to succeed in kidnapping Princess Shayla without fearing being killed by the Animarium's fountain. She later learns that horns don't grow back, yet still pledges loyalty to her master, obsessed with his approval. Then her efforts are dismissed as Mandilok uses her to shield himself from the rangers' attack.

Zen-Aku | (Voice actor: Dan Woren before being separated from Merrick, Lex Lang later)

  • The Atoner / Walking the Earth: His fate in the final episode.
  • Death Equals Redemption: After being destroyed, the spirit of Zen-Aku begins following Merrick, seeking atonement.
  • Enemy Within -> Enemy Without: He was the spirit of a mask that Merrick stole from the Org General Nayzor to battle Master Org, knowing full well wearing it would turn him into Zen-Aku. Wearing the mask is while trapped in a tomb is what kept him alive. After the mask is destroyed, Zen-Aku reveals he no longer needs a host and starts going after Merrick.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Zen-Aku is capable of moving at lightning speed and uses his crescent blade to slash the Rangers. It seems to be his signature attack.
  • Meaningful Name: Zen-Aku is literally "good-evil".
  • Musical Assassin: Summons his evil zords with his flute-blade weapon.
  • Noble Demon: When Alyssa was injured, he nursed her back to health instead of attacking her.
  • Noble Wolf: While an antagonist, he is not out and out evil as the orcs and instead is a Noble Demon. He never causes public chaos, did not destroy an unconscious Alyssa, doesn't allow the rangers to interfere with a duel between Taylor and another org, and even protects a dog. At the end of the series, he and Merrick are traveling buddies seeking redeemtion.
  • Petting Zoo Person: The only Org to resemble an animal, for a reason.
  • Savage Wolves: An antagonistic wolf and, when Merrick first puts on his mask, he says "Evil spirit of the wolf..."
  • Spared by the Adaptation: While Rouki is killed in Gaoranger, Zen-Aku decides to atone for his misdeeds.

Mandilok | (Voice actor: Barbara Goodson as the female voice, Esra Weisz as the male voice)

  • Ambiguous Gender: Since Mandilok has two voices, one male and one female. Lampshaded when Jindrax doesn't know whether to use "sir" or "ma'am" when addressing.
  • Bad Boss: Shows Jindrax and Toxica no respect.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: While Mandilok does take over as the Big Bad for a while, it really doesn't have the chops to pull it off.
  • Big Eater: It's overall goal is to eat whatever it finds, whether it be be buildings, food or even people.
  • The Starscream: Took over as leader when Master Org turned out to be a fake, and killed him. It doesn't last.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: After Toxica and Jindrax free it, Mandilok treats them with no respect, even temporarily replacing them with new duke Orgs.

The Mut-Orgs

  • Greater Scope Villain: They gave Ransik some of his powers in Time Force, which led to his rise as the greatest criminal of the future.
  • Hybrid Power: They're exceptionally powerful due to being Orgs who obtained a mutant half from Ransik. The Rangers are only able to destroy them after their mutant halves are destroyed, weakening them heavily.
  • Make Wrong What Once Went Right: Traveled back from 3001 to alter history in the Orgs' favor.
  • Original Generation: They are made of bits from suit of previous Ranger villains and monsters. Originally, they were to be represented by Orgs from the Gaoranger movie, but the suits were destroyed in a fire.
  • No Name Given: They aren't referred to by name in the show. They are revealed in the end credits as Takach, Kired and Rofang (named after three Power Rangers fans who ran a website).
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Were sealed in stone, remaining that way until thousands of years after the rest of the Orgs were wiped out.