Characters that appear in Power Rangers (2017).
A team of superheroes formed from five ordinary high school students who inherit the Power Coins of the previous Earth Power Rangers by finding them in a mining quarry, and are tasked by Zordon to stop Rita Replusa before she uncovers Earth's Zeo Crystal and uses its power to destroy all life on the planet.
- Adaptational Angst Upgrade: The original MMPR team were all fairly straight-laced high schoolers (who were all fairly popular with their peers) doing loads of charity work, working with kids to build their esteem and they were all close friends long before they became Rangers. This movie has them all be outcasts or otherwise with some personal demons they are trying to deal with, and don't really know each other well before becoming Rangers. So, teenagers with attitude.
- Adaptational Badass:
- Obviously, the Rangers have never really been wimps, but in this version, they are physically enhanced by the Power Coins even before they morph. Billy ends up No Selling a head-butt from a bully because of it.
- The Zords have a more armored and imposing appearance compared to the original show.
- Adaptation Personality Change: The original five Mighty Morphin Rangers weren't exactly given much in the way of personality beyond being noble and heroic do-gooders. They're a bit more fleshed out here, each facing their own personal issues to bond as a team.
- Animal Motifs: As in the original show, the Rangers' helmets incorporate the design of their Zord animals. Unlike the classic helmets, they use a more abstract representation of the animals, with the Red Ranger being the only one that looks mostly unchanged.
- Bound and Gagged: All five of them are briefly tied to the side of a boat by Rita.
- Composite Character:
- Sort of inevitable in that the original characters didn't have much in the way of backstory or personality beyond their base stereotypes. Adding any sort of more complex backstory would make them seem more like any of the (literally) hundreds of other Power Rangers. In particular, many noted that the apparent set-up of some high school misfits playing with ancient dinosaur artifacts and becoming Rangers reflects, appropriately enough, Power Rangers Dino Thunder. (Most notably, we have a ne'er-do-well who will become Red recruiting a Black and Nerdy kid who will become Blue; they're more Conner and Ethan than Jason and Billy from the start!)
- Then there's Zack - Asian and with a serious personality, bringing to mind Zack's successor Adam more than Zack himself.
- Interestingly, there was talk of Tommy being female if there was a sequel. There is a dinosaur season with a female Green - years after this movie.
- The new design of the Megazord is less bulky and more leaner than the original, with wings, the Pink Ranger's Zord as the head, and weapons integrated into its arms. As a result, it looks less like the original Megazord and more like the Ninja MegaFalconzord.
- Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: All of them are somewhat dissatisfied with their lives and want to be a part of something bigger.
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Their motif, as seen in their uniforms and Zords.
- Five-Token Band: More so than the original, Jason is a white male, Kimberly is biracial (south Asian and white), Billy is autistic and black, Zack is east Asian, and Trini is a queer Latina.
- Humongous Mecha: The Zords.
- In a Single Bound: Capable of jumping over a large canyon, though landing could use a bit of work in the beginning.
- Mythology Gag: The team consisting of teenagers from different social cliques who never really knew each other before they became Power Rangers brings to mind the team (or rather the first three of the Rangers) from Power Rangers Dino Thunder.
- Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Two former members of the popular crowd disgraced by their own pranks, a guy who rarely attends school, the constant new girl going through an internal conflict over her sexual orientation and a guy on the autistic spectrum.
- Super Mode: Unlike the original series where their powers only work in their morphed form, the Rangers here are pretty much superheroes just from bonding with their Power Coins, making their morphed state come up more as this. Not only do they get Instant Armor, but their pre-existing powers are greatly enhanced.
- Super Strength: Even while not wearing their suits, they can easily shatter sinks and small objects.
- Super Toughness: After getting the power coins, they become tough enough to survive getting run over by a train.
- The Team: Aside from Jason being The Leader, the others mix and match archetypes. In particular, the hallmarks of The Lancer are shared with the other four.
- Kimberly is Number Two to Jason. The two are each other's closest confidantes, and where Jason leads by example, she gives more orders and direction. She has shades of The Chick as the team's motivator, and being a literal cheerleader makes her the most feminine.
- Billy is the "best friend" to Jason, as they're the first to pair up, and his death affects him the most. However he's primarily The Smart Guy, able to hack ankle monitors, triangulate the location of the Zeo Crystal, and is a well-known nerd on campus. He's the one that loves the team the most, and the rest care for him in kind giving him elements of The Heart.
- Trini is the Ineffectual Loner that keeps to herself and questions how real of a team they even are. That said, she obviously loves her brothers very much, and is fiercely loyal to the rangers once they do bond.
- Zack is the instigator whose personality clashes the most with rest, even coming to blows at one point with Jason. That personality is a Boisterous Bruiser Big Guy who's prone to destruction, from digging out the coins to stealing his Zord for a joyride.
- Three Plus Two: Red, Pink, and Blue were all serving detention together, and hang out more regularly at school after getting their powers. Black and Yellow share an affinity since they're both loners.
- True Companions: It takes almost the whole movie, but they get there and just in time, because their becoming this is a requirement for metamorphosis.
- TV Teen: Subverted. Dawson Casting aside, the teenagers are depicted fairly realistically.
- Wrestler in All of Us: Part of the Megazord Vs. Goldar fight involves them teaming up to have the Megazord give Goldar a German Suplex.
- You Don't Look Like You: Due to Race Lift being applied to all of them, the Rangers differ greatly in appearance from their counterparts in the original series.
- Although an exception would be Kimberly, who still resembles her original series counterpart due to the similar appearances of the two actresses who played the character; you'd believe it if you were told they were sisters.
- Adaptational Jerkass: This Jason is in detention for a very good reason, as he pulled a prank involving a cow that got him house arrest, something unthinkable of the original Jason even before becoming a Power Ranger.
- Adaptational Wimp: Downplayed compared to the team in general's Adaptational Badass treatment, but, as opposed to being a Bare-Fisted Monk in the series, he's a Football player here.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: His hair is lighter than his counterpart's in the original series.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: The type of sword that comes with his Ranger armor.
- Big Brother Instinct: Quickly develops this for Billy. While all the rangers become friends, it's clear that Jason and Billy's bond is stronger.
- Big Man on Campus: And on the whole town, before his prank messes up his knee and gets him a criminal record.
- Break the Haughty: He gets this when his reckless plan to attack Rita causes Billy's death.
- Bully Hunter: Despises bullies, and makes a point of humiliating them when he deals with them.
- Career-Ending Injury: A prank gone wrong messed up his knee and cut short his aspirations for football. He's healed when he gets his Power Coin.
- Defiant to the End: When Rita has them literally against the ropes, he headbutts her. She's impressed.
- Didn't Think This Through: Both with his little prank and his plan to kill Rita.
- Drives Like Crazy: He keeps destroying cars. Taken Up to Eleven with a certain yellow Camaro that he uses as a projectile against putties in the final battle.
- Dumbass Teenage Son: Downplayed, as he doesn't seem particularly dumb (even if the opening prank definitely was); but he's angry at his father being mad at him, even though his father's disappointment is perfectly justified. He also briefly considers running away, despite that being obviously a very bad idea.
- Headbutting Heroes: With Zack, though they get over it.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: The only Ranger to wield a weapon and, as befitting the leader, it's a sword.
- Heroic BSoD: At Billy's death, while the other rangers are clearly sad, they still react proactively. Meanwhile, he's in a state of shock, and the other rangers have to keep telling him what to do.
- Heroic Build: The audience gets a good look at his upper body when he discovers his powers.
- It's All My Fault: He knows Billy's death is mostly on him and beats himself up over it.
- The Leader: Very reluctantly, at first, only taking an active role in trying to lead the team after Zordon tells him to do so and faces some resistance, especially from Zack. However, once he's decided, he takes the role seriously and later, pointedly reminds Zordon that the new Rangers are his team.
- Lovable Jock: Was the star quarterback before his accident, but the first things he does when arriving at detention are slapping a bully and making friends with Billy.
- Mr. Fanservice: Likes sleeping shirtless.
- Nice Guy: In general, a stand-up fellow always trying to do what's right, with only the occasional prank. He even makes a point to avert his eyes when Kimberly shows him the nude picture of Amanda Clark, the other cheerleader. It's likely his accident forced him to mature more quickly than his friends, which shows when his father dismisses the people he has to attend detention with (before Jason had even met any of them) as 'weirdos and criminals', Jason comments that his father is right and they'll never understand each other, clearly angered by the comment.
- Odd Friendship: With Billy. One's a typical school jock and the other's a nerd, but the friendship they strike up sets the foundation for the group coming together.
- The Quarterback: What he was before ruining it, and probably why he takes leadership seriously once he's convinced.
- Race Lift: Ambiguously multi-ethnic in the show, more clearly Caucasian here. His name also goes from the original Jason Lee Scott to simply Jason Scott.
- Red Is Heroic: The Red Ranger, the leader of the group and the one with the most classically heroic personality.
- Self-Deprecation: He knows he makes terrible decisions at times. For instance, when Billy tells him that their brains work differently, Jason replies that that's a good thing for Billy.
- Two First Names: As fitting an American fictional hero.
- What the Hell, Hero?:
- To Zack, for taking his zord without preparation, endangering himself and the others.
- To Zordon, for lying to them by inspiring them just so he could come back to life.
- White Male Lead: The only Caucasian male member of the team.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: When Kimberly confesses to him that she sent a naked picture of another girl to her boyfriend and deeply regrets doing so, having realized what an Alpha Bitch she was before, Jason assures her that while she did a bad thing, that doesn't necessarily make her a bad person. In fact, the fact that she feels bad about it is proof that she is not a bad person at all.
- Action Girl: She's the Pink Ranger after all.
- Ace Pilot: She takes to riding the Pterozord quite well, making herself the most active ranger in the final battle despite being just as much of a rookie and nervous as the others (bar Zack).
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Her hair is darker than her counterpart's in the original series.
- Adaptational Jerkass: While she was also a materialistic, popular girly girl in the original series, she was always very kind and looked out for the other students. Here she starts off as a full out Alpha Bitch before Character Development makes her more like her series counterpart.
- Alpha Bitch: Surprisingly before the start of the film. She was seemingly the head of the popular girls and saw no problem with showing a nude picture of her friend to a boy for no reason. She eventually realized what kind of person she had turned into, prompting her to change.
- Ambiguously Brown: Her ethnicity is not specified, though she doesn't appear to be white either (the actress is of mixed Indian/white ancestry).
- Apologetic Attacker: She doesn't "attack" Trini, per se (since she wasn't trying to hurt her), but she does apologize to her before dragging her into the pit that the other Rangers just jumped into.
- The Atoner: For having been an utter Alpha Bitch before getting into detention classes.
- The Cheerleader: Before her prank gone wrong. Her skills mean she's the only one to avoid an awkward landing when jumping.
- The Chick: She has some shades of this, primarily in motivating the team to action when it's needed.
- Composite Character: She shares a similar backstory with Summer Landsdown in that they were both Alpha Bitches who realized how terrible people they were and wanting to change for the better.
- Girly Bruiser: Even before becoming a Power Ranger, it's often mentioned how she knocked some guy's tooth out. Notably, she's the only one to stick the landing when they first discover their powers, reflecting her cheerleader background.
- Ignored Epiphany: Downplayed. Despite her Jerkass Realization, she still shows the naked picture of her former friend to Jason without thinking about it (which is the sort of thing that got her kicked out of her old group to begin with) and seems to still dislike her former friends for justifiably holding that against her.
- Important Haircut: After the other cheerleaders make it clear that she'll never be one of them again, she cuts her hair.
- Jerkass Realization: Before the start of the film, she realized how terrible she was when she sent a naked picture of another girl to her boyfriend and had to watch when the principal showed said girl's father the same photo.
- Ms. Fanservice: She strips down to her underwear for a late night swim.
- My Greatest Failure: The prank that caused her fall from grace, sending a nude picture of another girl to that girl's boyfriend. She's still ashamed over it.
- Never My Fault: After her prank that crossed the line, she pretended that it wasn't her fault and everyone was out to get her when they understandably lashed out at her. She's still getting over this during the main story, and she's heavily implied to have never apologized to her old friends.
- The Not-Love Interest: Though the film uses Kimberly for the same emotional beats a romance subplot usually goes through, her relationship with Jason remains platonic.
- Number Two: She's the one giving the direct orders throughout, and gives more direction than Jason in the final fight.
- Pink Means Feminine: She's the Pink Ranger and is also a former cheerleader as well as The Chick of the team.
- Race Lift: White in the original series, her actress here has an Indian mother and white father.
- They're Called "Personal Issues" for a Reason: When the team tries to bond by sharing secrets between each other, she asks that they skip her that night because she's not ready. They respectfully don't press her and move on to Trini.
The Blue Ranger.
- Adaptation Personality Change: Here, he's autistic in addition to being nerdy.
- Back from the Dead: After Rita kills him, Zordon uses the Morphing Grid to resurrect him.
- Black and Nerdy: A nerdy genius just like in the show but now he's black instead of white.
- Blue Is Heroic: He is the Blue Ranger, being the friendliest and most innocent of the group.
- Catchphrase: Twice during the movie he can be heard saying, "If you must come at me, then come at me, bro!"
- Character Tic: Clapping his hands in glee (which Alpha catches at some point).
- Composite Character: Unlike the original show, Billy is now African-American instead of Caucasian, essentially combining Billy's name with the ethnicity of another Blue Triceratops Ranger: Ethan James.
- Cowardly Lion: Billy gets freaked out by pretty much everything that happens, but he's still more than able to hold his own once his powers manifest, which is Truth in Television, as some autistic people have trouble concealing fear and will over-react when scared, despite not being as terrified as their reactions would indicate.
- Crazy-Prepared: When they first discover the Command Center, he happens to have a flashlight on hand to help them explore. An extended cut of that scene reveals that his phone is waterproof too.
- Curse Cut Short: When he and the rest of the Rangers pilot their Zords during their battle against Rita, Billy hollers John McClane's catchphrase before cutting himself short."Yippee-ki-yay, motherf- ...Mother is good, mother is good."
- Disabled in the Adaptation: He is autistic, something that was not in the original TV series.
- Disappeared Dad: Died little over seven years before we meet Billy.
- Disney Death: Dies when Rita blasts him with her staff and drops him into the water while the other Rangers are helpless to do anything. Comes back to life when Zordon gives up his chance to obtain his body via the Morphing Grid.
- Gadgeteer Genius: He knows how to block tracking devices and rig bombs.
- Had the Silly Thing in Reverse: During the mobilization of the zords charging towards Angel Grove. Billy's riding his mecha into battle, driving it backwards.
- Hates Being Touched: At first, he asks Jason to stop touching him. Later, he hugs Jason, but it's unclear if it's only because he's become familiar enough with him or because he's initiating the contact.
- The Heart: He holds the team together when they start infighting and his death is the key that brings them together so they can finally morph.
- Hollywood Autism: An aversion; he's portrayed mostly realistically, with the Motor Mouth being basically the only exaggeration.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Even Rita admits that Billy is purest of heart among them, which is why she knows he will tell her what she wants to know if she tortures his teammates and also why she kills him.
- Motor Mouth: Less talking fast (though he does) and more just that he keeps talking, not seeming to realize when he's supposed to stop or what isn't necessary to say without someone else's intervention.
- Nice Guy: A friendly and innocent guy who holds the team together.
- Odd Friendship: With Jason. One's a typical school jock and the other's a nerd, but the friendship they strike up sets the foundation for the group coming together.
- Race Lift: White in the original series, black here.
- Sarcasm-Blind: And also blind to most jokes. Justified due to his autism.
- The Smart Guy: He discovers the location of the crystal and is the tech genius.
- String Theory: Sets one up while trying to track down the location of the Zeo Crystal.
- Super OCD: He neatly sorts his pencils in detention, and even rearranges them to find a proper order, plus mildly freaks out when a bully breaks one.
- Thinking Out Loud: While setting up the explosives in the quarry, he talks to his "dad" and apologizes that he didn't tell Mom about Jason borrowing the van, when he's psyching himself up to cross the canyon he takes a minute to figure out the trajectory of his jump, and when he tries to figure out where the Zeo Crystal has ended up.
- Twofer Token Minority: Black and autistic.
The Yellow Ranger.
- Accidental Misnaming: She gets called "Dee Dee" by a few people.
- Action Girl: Among the Rangers, she takes the fastest to combat training, and is also the only one to actually manage to hurt Rita (during their scuffle in Trini's bedroom) prior to unlocking morphing.
- Adaptational Jerkass: She was originally a kind but somewhat Flat Character who mainly served as a Translator Buddy for Billy, here she snarks on pretty much everything and everyone and barely knew the other Rangers at all.
- Adaptation Name Change: We don't know what her name's been changed to, only that she's the only Ranger who doesn't have the same surname as her Mighty Morphin counterpart, since the Chinese surname Kwan wouldn't fit with her Race Lift.
- Adaptational Personality Change: She's way more snarky than her tv show counterpart.
- Adaptational Sexuality: It comes off as lesbian in the film, where Zack suggests she might be gay and prompts Trini to say that she has "girlfriend troubles", though her parents don't accept this. Word of God confirms that she is not straight, and still at the stage of questioning her own sexuality.
- Ambiguously Brown: Her actress is Mexican American, her father is played by a Canadian actor of Egyptian descent, Patrick Sabongui, and her mother is played by a Canadian actor of Italian descent, Erica Cerra. But other than that, her ethnicity is never stated, with Becky G having said on Twitter that Trini's last name is not Kwan.
- ...But He Sounds Handsome: When her brothers are fanboying over the Rangers, Trini "suggests" that the yellow one is the coolest.
- Coming-Out Story: At the campfire scene when the team asked if she has "boyfriend troubles," to which she replies "yeah, boyfriend troubles" with obvious sarcasm in her voice. The team then asks her again (quizzically in their voice) if she has "girlfriend troubles" to which she answers with a heartbreaking honest tone in her voice "yeah, girlfriend troubles" as she reveals that her family is "so normal"; they refuse to believe in other sexual orientation labels that differ from heterosexuality and therefore, refuse to accept that their own daughter is "different."
- Deadpan Snarker: Reacts to the whole superhero thing with witty banter.
- The Drag-Along: The most reluctant to join the group on their little venture. Kimberly has to trick her to get her to join them down the cliff.
- Gayngst: Trini is LGBTQ, but is closeted for a reason; her family is bigoted toward people who identify as anything other than "straight", and she vents to her friends about this.
- Ice Queen: The most distant of the team, feeling herself an eternal outcast, and at first it seems obvious she'd rather not be in the situations the other rangers get her in.
- Incompatible Orientation: Trini sarcastically implies to Zack that she is a lesbian when he flirts with her. It's never confirmed what her orientation is exactly, but it's something LGBT+.
- It Is Pronounced Tropay: Her name is said two ways throughout the film: "Tree-ni", like in the original show, and "Trih-ni". Everyone else uses the former while she and her family use the latter.
- Mythology Gag: In the unaired Day of the Dumpster pilot, Trini was also Latina.
- Nature Lover: Implied; she seems to be more comfortable outdoors.
- Nice Hat: She has an array of beanies that she wears throughout the movie.
- Only One Name: The only one who doesn't get her last name revealed in the dialogue proper.
- Pintsized Powerhouse: Her short stature and powers combine to make her this.
- The Quiet One: Trini is easily the quietest member of the rangers and is a bit of a loner before she met the Rangers. This is shown explicitly when she's with her parents as her mother complains about the fact that she barely talks to them.
- Race Lift: Asian in the original series, possibly Latina here (see Ambiguously Brown for more info).
- Refusal of the Call: After surviving the crash and discovering her powers, she initially refuses to help the other four find out more about the Power Coins.
- Stepford Snarker: She's snarky and aloof to cover deep insecurities over her always being an outcast.
- Teens Are Short: While the other Rangers avert this to some extent, Trini is a straight example, being only about five feet tall.
- Twofer Token Minority: She's a woman of color who's also queer.
The Black Ranger.
- Abled in the Adaptation: The original Zack was missing his left middle finger (Walter Emanuel Jones, lost it in an accident at four years old), though the show never called attention to it and, thanks to the stock footage, appeared to grow one when morphed. This Zack has all of his fingers from the get-go.
- Adaptational Jerkass: He was a friendly, outgoing guy in the tv series. Here, he's a confrontational hothead.
- Adult Fear: He lives in constant dread of his mother dying.
- The Big Guy: The one most likely to act rather than think.
- Brutal Honesty: He's blunt in everything he does, including talking.
- The Caretaker: Of his mother, who suffers an undetermined illness.
- Composite Character: Unlike the original show, Zack is now Asian instead of African-American, essentially combining Zack's name with the ethnicity of his successor: Adam Park. He also shows traits of both characters, being the friendly, fun-loving daredevil like Zack who is also sensitive, caring, and insightful like Adam.
- Deadpan Snarker: Less so than Trini, but he has his moments.Zordon: Have you morphed before?
Zack: Only in the shower.
- Disappeared Dad: His father is nowhere to be seen.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Cuts class and is a hot head, but loves his mom and cares for her at home.
- Fearless Fool: He cares little for education and rarely attends school. He's also very reckless and blunt.
- Headbutting Heroes: With Jason, they get over it.
- Hidden Depths: Much more emotionally perceptive than he looks as he identifies the reason the group can't work together to morph and picks up on Trini's issues.
- Hot-Blooded: Lives for the thrills of life, often without measuring consequences.
- Incompatible Orientation: Flirts with Trini before she implies that she's a lesbian.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's frankly somewhat of a prick at times, but he does care about his friends as well as stopping Rita's goals of destruction.
- Momma's Boy: He adores his mother.
- Only in It for the Money: Downplayed, but his first thought upon discovering the power coins is sell them and get rich. He is later seen digging for more when Jason, Kimberly, and Billy return to the quarry.
- Race Lift: Black in the original series, Asian here. Humourously enough, it overlaps with Mythology Gag when mentioned.Zack: I'm black!
Zack: I am.
Billy: No, you're not!
- Smart People Play Chess: He plays chess with his mother, but she beats him at the end of the movie.
- Wrong Side of the Tracks: He's probably the poorest of the rangers as he lives in a trailer park with his sick mother.
A former Green Ranger who sadly was corrupted by greed and a thirst for power. She murdered her original team before being rendered dormant for 65 million years. That is, until the present day, when a new team of Power Rangers was born.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Played With. Before fully regaining her powers, she looks like a crazy homeless woman (which is still a step up from when she's first found, as she looked mummified when first fished out of the ocean). After regaining them, she looks like Elizabeth Banks in a form-fitting outfit.
- Adaptational Badass: Like all the Big Bads that came after her, the TV-Rita had a case of Orcus on His Throne and all her Putties and Monster of the Week had to be created beforehand. The movie-Rita can not only create her army out of any material around her but is shown to be leading her army against the Rangers, or fighting them herself. Not to mention this Rita used to be the Green Ranger, and continues to draw her power from the Dragon coin.
- Adaptational Dye Job: She had gray hair in the original show, as part of her old crone getup. Here, her hair starts off black, but is then dyed a vibrant shade of green.
- Adaptational Villainy: Yes, Rita was always a villain (proudly so, in fact), but she never tortured anyone in the original series. That's not even counting all of the people she killed for their gold. She also lacks any of her redeeming qualities such as her genuine love for Lord Zedd.
- Her personality could also be compared to Witch Bandora to some extent. While TV show Rita isn't a Tragic Villain like Bandora, movie Rita goes even further to the point where she is instead an utterly despicable villain with no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
- Adaptation Origin Connection: Zordon recruited the Rangers after Rita had been unintentionally released by a pair of astronauts who found her prison on the moon. In the movie, she's a fallen Ranger fished out of the ocean after laying dormant for 65 million years.
- Adaptation Personality Change: Rita Repulsa in the original series was a much more comedic villain who constantly complained about having a headache. Rita in this continuity does not really have these traits (at least not intentionally).
- Adapted Out: All of her regular minions save for Goldar. Squat, Babboo, and Finster are nowhere to be found, and they roles they filled on the show are taken up by her here.
- Despise being this continuity's Green Ranger, no indication is ever made of the existence of the Dragonzord.
- Age Lift: From at least 10,000 years to over 65 million years old.
- Alien Blood: Appropriately enough, it's green.
- Ambiguously Gay / Psycho Lesbian: She gets very touchy-feely with Trini and the jewelry store desk clerk.
- Ax-Crazy: She is, as Trini puts it, real insane.
- Blood Knight: Lets out an insane giggle when Trini briefly overpowers her during their fight, and is clearly having the time of her life during her confrontations with the Rangers- at least until they nearly take her out, at which point she drops all pretense of fun and becomes deadly serious.
- Big Bad: She wants to steal the Zeo Crystal, destroying life on Earth in the process, and use it to conquer the galaxy. The Rangers must kick her ass.
- Bishōnen Line: As she absorbs more gold and regenerates her power, she goes from "barely sentient waterlogged corpse" to, well, her picture above.
- Bond Villain Stupidity: When she captures the Rangers, has them at her mercy, and has weaseled the location of the Zeo Crystal out of them, she only bothers to kill Billy. Had she done the smart thing and slaughtered them all, it would have been game over for the Rangers.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Less so than in the TV series, but her name is still Rita Repulsa, and she freely admits to being the bad guy.
- Cold Ham: Elizabeth Banks is clearly having the time of her life. Compared to her TV counterpart, however, she makes liberal but effective use of her indoor voice (most of the time). Unlike the TV Rita, who's constantly shouting.
- The Comically Serious: As legitimately creepy and menacing Rita is in this continuity, it is genuinely amusing hearing her say "Krispy Kreme" with absolute seriousness and seeing her momentarily stopping her attack on Angel Grove to eat a doughnut.
- Composite Character:
- Darker and Edgier: In the original series, Rita was a hammy crone who mostly just sat on the moon yelling at her minions' incompetence and complaining about her headaches while her monsters did all the work. Rita in this continuity betrayed and killed Zordon's team, brags about doing it to Trini, kills several innocent people for their gold to regain her powers, kills Billy after he gives her the location of the Zeo Crystal and is overall much more unsettling and threatening than her original series counterpart.
- Dark Action Girl: She's perfectly willing and able to throw down against the Rangers and demolishes them when they fight her unmorphed.
- Defiant to the End: When the Rangers have her beat, she refuses to face Zordon's judgement and tries attacking their Megazord by herself. This gets her slapped into space.
- Dishing Out Dirt: She can create her army out of anything whether it's rock, concrete, or gold.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Subverted. When she escapes from the ocean, she's barefoot and walks around like that for a while until gaining a pair of boots.
- Evil Former Friend: Was part of Zordon's team before betraying and killing them to try and obtain the Zeo Crystal.
- Evil Is Hammy: She's a Card-Carrying Villain, and has the appropriate exaggerated and intense performance.
- Fallen Hero: She was once the Green Ranger before becoming a villain. Her first scene in Power Rangers (2017) is of her in the full Green Ranger armor.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Her Green Ranger armor is missing some pieces, resulting in a mismatch between the right and left sides.
- Go Out with a Smile: She smiles as she freezes in space, which seems to indicate that she knows that she's going to be back someday.
- Hero Killer: She has bragged that she has killed Rangers before, specifically she killed Zordon's team. Later, she drowns Billy while holding the Rangers hostage.
- Hot Witch: Averted for the first half of the movie, but becomes more superficially attractive as she regains her powers. It's later zig-zagged, as she gets a wolf whistle from a construction worker (who sees her in a form-fitting outfit from some distance away), but her Facial Horror takes away any particular attractive qualities she may have.
- Human Aliens: Unlike her unambiguously alien teammates, Rita has no notable indicators of being from outer space. This works to her advantage throughout the movie's first two acts, as she's able to move around the town mostly unnoticed while gathering gold.
- Immune to Bullets: A shotgun blast to the chest only manages to knock her down rather than actually do any damage.
- Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: She tortures Zack in front of Billy and the others in order to force him to reveal the location of the Zeo Crystal.
- Keystone Army: She is the keystone. Goldar and her putties give the Power Rangers a hard time but once the Rangers get the bright idea of taking her out, both quickly fall apart. Fortunately Goldar does so slowly enough that he has enough time to revive her, and she then protects herself inside his chest to stop them doing it again. When the Megazord bitchslaps her into space, Goldar can be seen atomizing as she flies into orbit.
- Magic Staff: Once she's gathered enough gold, Rita forges it into a staff which carries her power coin.
- Mook Maker: Can create her Putty Patrollers from seemingly whatever material is around her, since there's no Finster to do it for her here.
- Mysterious Past: It's never said why she turned against Zordon and his team of Rangers back in the day. Was it a lust for power? Was she turned to the dark side by someone like Lord Zedd or Master Vile? She said Zordon and the other Rangers treated her like an outsider, but it's Rita saying this as she's trying to tempt Trini away from the team, so there's a pretty good chance she's not telling the truth (at least not entirely).
- Mythology Gag:
- When Goldar is finally reborn, Rita says her iconic catchphrase, "Make My Monster Grow!"
- When the Megazord sends her flying into space, she can be seen heading to the moon, referencing her lair in the original series.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Rita Repulsa, in case it needed reiterating.
- No Sense of Personal Space: She caresses Trini's face while bragging about killing previous Rangers. Not to mention she sticks her fingers into the mouth of a jewelry store employee to see if she has any gold teeth.
- Not So Different: She tells Trini that she was an outcast among her own Ranger team, and that she knows what its like to feel alone. Whether this is true or just a lie to make her consider betraying the other rangers is unclear.
- Painful Transformation: Possibly because the coin is damaged or corrupted, donning the incomplete suit causes her to let out sounds of pain while parts of her suit grow out of her skin.
- Partial Transformation: After being hit by a meteor, her armor is destroyed and she is knocked into the ocean. After she is awakened millions of years later, Rita is unable to fully morph into her armor, with it appearing on her body in twisted pieces with some of it growing out of her flesh.
- Race Lift: Previous incarnations were played by a Japanese actress (stock footage) and other Asian actresses (original footage), while Elizabeth Banks is white.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Averted, as Zordon's final strike against her 65,000,000 years ago didn't seal her away so much as just knock her into the ocean. If only he had had a space dumpster handy...
- Serial Killer: After her resurrection, she begins murdering people in order to steal gold from them, resulting in the media labeling her the "Gold Killer". note
- Sixth Ranger Traitor: Was this to Zordon's team millions of years ago.
- Slasher Smile: Sports a wicked grin nigh-constantly. It's a major contributor to how creepy she is.
- The Sociopath: Rita Repulsa in the show, despite her Bad Boss tendencies and love for being evil, never came close to being as sociopathic as her counterpart in the 2017 film. She doesn't have any of the restraint and loved ones the original has (and that's saying something since she is NOT Witch Bandora levels of sympathetic), being an ambitious traitor who feels nothing about killing her own ranger team as well as Billy when he's no longer useful to her, or even innocent people in order to get the power she believes she deserves. Also, she's so gleeful, narcissistic, and ruthless, that even the entirety of her homeworld's population being wiped out as a result of her actions doesn't concern her in the slightest, and in fact enjoys it.
- Stringy-Haired Ghost Girl: Her appearance before fully regaining her powers evokes this.
- Super Mode: Like the Rangers, she's bonded to her Power Coin, and has a large number of superpowers even without transforming, making her transformed state closer to this.
- Super Toughness: Even tougher than the Rangers. She survives getting hit by the meteor that killed the dinosaurs (although she takes a long time to bounce back from this), and a Zord being dropped almost on top of her only knocks her unconscious. Even before fully regaining her powers, she takes a shotgun blast to the chest and all it does it knock her down for a moment. She's even shown grinning after being slapped into orbit by the Megazord, with no sign of serious damage.
- This Cannot Be!: Her reaction to the Rangers forming the Megazord.
- Time Abyss: Is over 65 million years old.
- Undignified Death: After refusing to surrender to Zordon's judgment, Rita tries to openly attack the Megazord itself... and gets bitchslapped into orbit for her troubles. Given her Super Toughness and the fact she smiles before freezing in space, she may find her way back to Earth at some point...
- Villainous Breakdown:
- After spending her time on screen with a massive smug grin, her reaction to the Megazord rising up is just absolute, open-jawed horror.Rita: HOW?!
- This is later followed by her insane one-woman attack on the Rangers' Megazord rather than being brought to Zordon for judgement.
- After spending her time on screen with a massive smug grin, her reaction to the Megazord rising up is just absolute, open-jawed horror.
- You Don't Look Like You: Her appearance and origin differ greatly from her counterpart in the original series, almost to the point of being an entirely different character aside from her name.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Drowns Billy after he confesses the location of the Zeo Crystal.
A giant monster made of molten gold that Rita uses to dig for the Zeo Crystal.
- Adaptation Species Change: From an armored winged monkey/griffin creature in the show to a giant monster created by Rita out of melted gold, he still retains the wings though.
- Composite Character: As Rita is to the Green Ranger in this adaptation, so is Goldar to the Dragonzord. She even merges with him halfway through the battle in a similar place to Jason's cockpit on the Megazord.
- Arguably one with Cyclopsis, a Zord whom Goldar himself piloted in the first season finale.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: On the receiving end of a downplayed example; once the Rangers figure out how to control Megazord Goldar goes down fairly quickly, although he manages to get a few hits in beforehand.
- Evil Counterpart: Seemingly one to Megazord. Goldar's head, particularily the horns and portion where his face would be resemble Megazord's own horns and visor, as well as sporting a similar build. Rita even fuses with him in same place where Jason's cockpit is located on Megazord.
- The Faceless: His "face" is just a swirling mass of gold.
- In Name Only: He shares almost nothing in common with the original Goldar, aside from the name and having gold armor.
- Kaiju: A giant monster formed out of liquid gold.
- Knight of Cerebus: Inverted, in that his appearance roughly marks the point where the movie jumps from a somber teenage angst flick to the cheesy, over-the-top action that Power Rangers is known for.
- Meaningful Name: He is a giant monster made of gold.
- Mythology Gag: Is the first giant monster the Rangers use their Zords to fight just like in Day of the Dumpster.
- Undying Loyalty: Rita speaks to him frequently and even refers to him as a dear friend, there are multiple moments where he reaches out to her as if to make sure she's alright, and at one point he heals her injuries from the fighting without prompting.
- Winged Humanoid: As a call back to the Goldar of the series, this Goldar has a pair of wings and a humanoid body.
A former Red Ranger and the mentor to the new Power Rangers.
- Adaptational Angst Upgrade: He's more haunted by what happened between him and Rita than in the series (especially since they were former teammates whom Rita betrayed), the whole "being trapped as a head in a ship" deal with played up more, and he's shown to have doubts about the Rangers' ability to deal with Rita.
- Adaptational Jerkass: He's more morally dubious than his original series counterpart in that he is using the Rangers in order to resurrect his body and settle his own score with Rita. He undergoes Character Development that changes this, however.
- Big Good: The Rangers' mentor and Rita's original enemy.
- Brain Uploading: While Zordon's physical body died, Alpha uploaded his consciousness into their ship's mainframe.
- Create Your Own Villain: It's hinted that Rita betrayed Zordon's team for the same reason Jason's team almost walked out on him. He didn't believe she was worthy.
- Heroic Sacrifice: 65 million years ago, he ordered Alpha to drop a meteor on his location to stop Rita, knowing he would certainly die. In the modern day, he gives up his chance at resurrection to bring Billy back from the dead.
- It's All About Me: He believed that only he could defeat Rita and that the new Rangers were not worthy so he selfishly tried to bring himself back to life, something Jason calls him out on.
- It's Personal: The main reason why he wanted to revive himself was because of his grudge against Rita for killing his team and he was willing to lie to the teens to do so.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Zordon is pretty stressed that his consciousness was uploaded into the ship's matrix, and that the power coins were found by a bunch of teenagers with attitude. He also lied to the new Rangers about accessing the morphing grid so he could revive himself and take command once again. But despite his roughness, he is a genuinely honorable mentor and wants to protect the world from evil.
- The Mentor: Being Zordon, this is a given. The only difference being he was reluctant to do so at first.
- Mentor Occupational Hazard: Played with, as physical body died before he became the Rangers' mentor.
- My Greatest Failure: He blames himself deeply for both getting his team killed and causing Rita to turn against him.
- Not So Different: He acknowledges that he and Jason were both reckless with their teams, which leads to warmer relations between them.
- Passing the Torch: He helps train the new Rangers to access the morphing grid and be ready to take the role of Earth's protectors. Turns out this was mostly a lie as he needed the morphing grid to revive himself. After Jason called him out on this, and the Rangers went to fight Rita un-morphed, Zordon had a change of heart and believed them to be truly worthy successors.
- Retired Badass: He was the Red Ranger 65 million years ago.
- Sealed Good in a Can: Just like in the original show, however his appearance is more of a giant face on the wall than in a tube. He could've been unsealed when the Rangers fully activated the Morphing Grid, but he chose to bring back Billy instead.
- Taking You with Me: During his Final Battle with Rita 65 million years in the past, in order to defeat her, Zordon attempted to kill her by dropping a meteor on the Earth knowing it would cost his own life. The attempt failed but it did succeed in sealing Rita up for 65 million years.
- Time Abyss: Is over 65 million years old.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Following Jason's 'Reason You Suck Speech', Billy's death and seeing how strong bond between the Rangers had become he goes through this and gives up his plan to revive himself to bring Billy back.
- We Used to Be Friends: Was on a team with Rita before she betrayed him.
- If Rita's We Can Rule Together speech given to Zordon in the beginning of the film is any indication, it seems there was more going on between them than mere friendship.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Gives one of these to Jason. Jason in turn calls Zordon out on lying to the team and using them in order to reopen the Morphing Grid to bring himself back to life.
- You Are in Command Now: Zordon starts off very cynical of the new Power Rangers' ability to defeat Rita and in fact originally intended to use the Rangers' power to reconstitute his body and fight Rita himself believing Jason to be unworthy. However after being called out by Jason, seeing the care each had for each other when Billy died, and their commitment to defeat Rita regardless of their loss, Zordon chooses instead to use the power of the Morphing Grid to bring Billy back to life thus entrusting the new generation of Rangers to defeat his old friend.
- You Don't Look Like You: As mentioned above, his appearance is that of a giant face on a wall rather than in a tube.
Zordon's robot assistant.
- Adaptational Badass: The Alpha from the original show was mostly a Robot Buddy who was next to useless in combat of any kind. This version of Alpha is not only strong enough to toss the Rangers on their asses (after the Power Coins made them stronger to boot) but also serves as a sparring partner and trainer for several of them.
- Adaptational Jerkass: This Alpha is more prone to being a Deadpan Snarker in dealing with the Rangers.
- Extendable Arms: His arms extend into metal tentacle-like appendages.
- Pint Sized Power House: Despite being the size of a small child, he's capable of tossing Zack with ease and dragging him by one hand.
- Robot Buddy: As the original.
The Rangers' families
- Ascended Extra: A moderately important character in the film, had maybe one appearance on the show and didn't really get any characterization beyond "he's Jason's dad".
- Like Father, Like Son: Jason seems to have inherited his wit and smart-mouth from his Dad, judging by how he sasses the cop that notes the hold of his fishing boat smells. He even uses a variation of Jason's "Weird, right?" line.
- Secret Secret-Keeper: It's implied that he figures out Jason is the Red Ranger by the end of the film. However, Jason doesn't know that he knows.
- So Proud of You: He places a photo of the Red Ranger next to Jason's old football trophies.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His boat fishes up Rita's mummified body the same night the Rangers find the Coins, though it could be because the Coins were found that Rita was being drawn back to the surface.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Does not hesitate in reaming Jason for putting his future in jeopardy with that stunt with the bull.
- Good Parents: Zack absolutely and 100% completely adores her and its made very clear they have an extremely loving relationship between the two. Its subtly hinted that she might also be something of a Morality Chain and Only Friend (at least before he met the other Rangers) for him, considering that as he's expressing distress towards his mother's Ill Girl situation he somberly states that when she dies he'll have "no one". Which is why he openly states that his budding friendship with the rangers will be "good for me"
- Hidden Depths: Apparently quite the chess player.
- Ill Girl: She is terminally ill.
- No Name Given: According to IMDB, she is only credited as "Zack's Mom."
- Wrong Side of the Tracks: Lives in a trailer park with her son.
Trini's father, mother, and two younger brothers.
- Ambiguously Brown: Applies to all of them. The father is played by an actor already known as Captain Singh on The Flash (2014), but the two boys could pass for Indian better than him.
- Bratty Half-Pint: Two of them. Mummy's outbursts and Trini's indifference come across as coping mechanisms.
- Canon Foreigner: Trini was never mentioned to have any brothers on the show.
- Hero-Worshipper: Trini's brothers adore the Power Rangers. Trini "suggests" that the Yellow Ranger is the coolest.
- No Name Given: The family's surname is never revealed, nor are any of the members's individual names known except for Trini and her mother June. Going by the original series, their last name would be "Kwan", and the actor playing the father claims it still is, but given Trini's Race Lift, that seems unlikely.
- Only Sane Man: Trini's dad has his work cut out for him, with one teenage daughter, two noisy kids and a wife hinted to have her own emotional baggage, but does it anyway.
- Demoted to Extra: The original series had a whole episode about Kimberly coping with her parents' divorce, which was easily the most characterization any of their families received. In the movie, everyone's families are fleshed out in some fashion, but Kimberly's dad gets one scene. And we only hear her mom.
Angel Grove High
A bully at Angel Grove High.
- Adaptational Villainy: If he is taken as an adaptation of Bulk and Skull, he shares absolutely none of their humorous or redeeming qualities.
- And There Was Much Rejoicing: Everyone laughs at him when Billy accidentally knocks him out.
- Asshole Victim: A bully of Billy, Jason's reaction is to tell him to leave him alone while they are in detention. Later after his attempt to injure Billy results in him being knocked out, he receives no sympathy.
- The Bully: His first scene has him pick on Billy just because the latter was organizing his pencils a certain way, he then snaps a few pencils just to upset Billy until Jason intervenes. His next scene has him try to break Billy's wrist because of what happened previously.
- Composite Character: Takes the role of both Bulk and Skull only played more realistically and seriously.
- Jerkass: He is a massive prick, especially to Billy.
- Mugging the Monster: He tries to break Billy's wrist, however Billy has been recently gifted with Super Toughness so his attempt fails. He then tries to headbutt Billy and only succeeds in knocking himself out.
- Reality Ensues: No, an openly violent bully who picks on a disabled kid is not going to be popular with his peers. At all. Granted, Bulk and Skull weren't exactly popular either (in-universe, that is), but they were more obnoxious doofuses with a hidden softer side than legitimately cruel bullies.
- Use Your Head: He attempts to attack Billy with a headbutt. It doesn't end well for him.
- Adaptational Early Appearance: In the original series, the character was not introduced until about a quarter of the way through Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Season One. In this continuity, Tommy is introduced shortly after the Power Rangers' first ever battle.
- Ambiguous Gender: As evidenced by the lack of gendered pronouns used to refer to the character, Tommy's nature as The Unreveal means that next to everything about the character is up in the air until they appear in a sequel. Several past and at the time current Ranger actors endorsed the idea that Tommy could be a girl.
- Decomposite Character: Rita takes the role as the evil Green Ranger.
- The Ghost: Doesn't show up in person in The Stinger. All we see is an empty chair and jacket.
- Mythology Gag: All that is seen so far is just a green jacket which appears to have a dragon on it.
- Tommy being absent in this scene may be a reference to the original character's notorious habit of frequently being missing or late.
- The Unreveal: In the mid-credits scene, Tommy Oliver is confirmed to exist in this continuity, but there is no indication as to what the character looks like.
Jacob and Aubrey Hogan
A pair of juvenile delinquents who escape prison during the events of the movie. They appear in the graphic novel "Power Rangers: Aftershock."
- BrotherSister Team: They are a brother-sister team of petty criminals.
- Evil Counterpart: To both Billy and Zack.
- The Hogans' father was killed in the same mining accident that killed Billy's father. However, while Billy had his mother to take care of him, the Hogans ended up as homeless orphans.
- The Hogans and Zack both live in poverty and had difficult lives but while the Hogans think that gives them the right to destroy Angel Grove, Zack tells them they're full of it.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Both siblings combine with the remains of a Putty mixed with Goldar dust, making them powerful enough to put up a fight against the Rangers.
- Street Urchin: After their father's death.
- Taken for Granite: The Rangers beat them by electrocuting them, which turns them to solid stone.
The police chief in Angel Grove. Appears in "Power Rangers: Aftershock."
- Police Are Useless: Averted. He plays a major role in managing refugees after Rita's attack. He's also smart enough to realize that Sheer from the charitable organization "Samaritan" is not who she says she is.
A member of the government association Apex, who comes to Angel Grove after Rita's attack under the guise of the "Samaritan" charitable organization. She first appears in "Power Rangers: Aftershock."