Characters: Power Rangers Wild Force

Our Heroes

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

  • Friend to All Living Things: Growing up in the jungle, he has a strong connection with animals.
  • Hachimaki: Look at the picture.
  • 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.
  • 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)

  • 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.
  • The Lancer: By contrast to the Yellow Rangers before and after her (usually friendly or just nice), Taylor is very cold, quick to judge others and is the least sociable of her team, especially since she was the leader until Cole arrived. She starts to warm up to her friends as the season progresses.
  • Meaningful Name: She shares the same last name as Amelia Earhardt, 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)

  • The Big Guy: Even without his ranger form's bison strength, he's physically stronger than his friends.
  • 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)

  • 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 smart enough to use her school's news archives to find evidence of 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.
  • It's Personal: Samurai Org insults her dad's dojo. The other Rangers help, but not 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.

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

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

  • 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.
  • 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)

  • Even Evil Has Standards: Seeing his best friend tricked into suicide and then used as a cheap shield led to the next trope.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His Brother Juggelo, took it hard that his brother was destroyed.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Being used and seeing his best friend betrayed by their own kind convinced him to turn against Master Org.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: In "Team Carnival" he considers himself useless, stating even Toxica has more importance due to making monsters grow.
  • Knife Nut: He carries plenty of sharp weapons in battle.
  • Minion Shipping: With Toxica.

Toxica | (Actress: Sin Wong)

  • Berserk Button: She despises people bringing up her age and when Jindrax shows interest in other women.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Woman in Black: Her usual attire and her stealth suit from "The Master's Herald". Even her human disguise featured black.

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..."

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.