Characters: Power Rangers Wild Force

Our Heroes

Cole Evans / Red Lion Ranger | (Actor: Rick Medina)

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Nice Character, Mean Actor: As of February 2015, actor Ricardo Medina is accused of murder... though it does seem to be self-defence. [1]
    • Before that incident even happened, he was quite infamous in the 2000s for being very, very cocky and just basically being an all-round Jerkass, which was quite the contrast to Cole Evans — especially during his stint on Jerry Hall's reality tv show, Kept; he was never known for any violent outbursts, however. He might have mellowed out when the 2010s rolled in though.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)

  • Action Girl: The most experienced of the main five Rangers. She lasted longer than any of the others when Zen-Aku first appeared.
  • Military Brat: Her Air Force days left her very devoted to rules and regulations.
  • 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)

  • Did Not Get the Girl: For two episodes he's in love with a florist he used to work with named Kendall. In that second episode, she finds out he's a ranger, fully supports him and returns his affections. Unfortunately, because of his ranger duties, she turns him down.

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

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

  • Aloof Ally: Out of shame (and some general stoic-ness) rather than any actual dislike.
  • 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.

Their Friends

Princess Shayla | (Actor: Ann Marie Crouch)

Their Enemies

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

  • 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.
  • Hamto Ham Combat: Whenever he and Cole meet.
  • One-Winged Angel: 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.
  • 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.

Jindrax | (Voice actor: Richard Cansino)

Toxica | (Actress: Sin Wong)

  • Deadly Upgrade: Done twice, once with power overload, once with loss of free will.
  • 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)

  • Death Equals Redemption: After being destroyed, the spirit of Zen-Aku begins following Merrick, seeking atonement.
  • 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.
  • Savage Wolves: An antagonistic wolf and, when Merrick first puts on his mask, he says "Evil spirit of the wolf..."

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.
  • 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.