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.
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.
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.
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.
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.