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Carter Grayson / Red Lightspeed Ranger

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Portrayed by: Sean Cw Johnson
Voiced by: Benjamín Rivera (Latin American Spanish dub), Atsushi Kakehashi (Japanese dub)

You'd think they'd have learned they can't beat the Power Rangers.

Carter was a firefighter when Lightspeed recruited him into becoming a Ranger. Having already seen a demon monster during his recent assignment, he agreed to the opportunity, and became the Red Lightspeed Ranger.


  • Combat Pragmatist: Using a Humvee on a demon (on his first day as a Ranger, the first thing he does is ACTUALLY trying to run over the Batlings and the demon using the Humvee), and actually bringing a gun to shoot down mooks in "Forever Red" (thus averting Why Don't Ya Just Shoot Him?).
    • Thus, it can be argued that in comparison to most of the Red Rangers, he's the one that took the most initiative and he was a quick-thinker (by no means does that mean that the other Red Rangers were dumb — but, most of them tend to be very indecisive, become very neurotic when they despair, and/or be very impulsive and wreckless). If anything, he actually kept a fine balance between being headstrong and using his brain.
      • This probably is more related to his work as a firefighter as he has to make very quick but calculated decisions. Thus things like ramming a Humvee into monsters, those were probably the most effective things he could use at the time with the tools presented to him.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Not as much as Diabolico, but still has his moments.
  • Determinator: "My Megazord's down, but I'm not!"
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: In the finale, he one-shots Bansheera
  • "Groundhog Day" Loop: Went back in time while riding the M.A.V. (Mobile Armored Vehicle) in "Yesterday Again".
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: He has blonde hair and is a very generous, affable person.
  • Heroic Fire Rescue: Introduced as a member of a team of firefighters saving people.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: He gets a special sidecar to his bike, a special vehicle (see above). Somewhat subverted when Joel and Chad get their Super Modes ahead of him, but played straight when he gets a second Cool Bike (which doubles as a Battlizer) near the end of the season.
  • '90s Hair: "Curtained hair", to be specific; kinda like Leonardo DiCaprio's in Titanic1997, or Nick Carter's 90s BSB hair. Though the show originally aired in 2000, "90's hair" was still in style (given that we had just came out of the 90's when 2000 came) in the early 2000's. Sean CW Johnson no longer sports this hair, of course.
  • Ship Tease: With Dana.

Chad Lee / Blue Lightspeed Ranger

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Portrayed by: Michael Chaturantabut
Voiced by: Gerardo del Valle (Latin American Spanish dub), Keisuke Fujii (Japanese dub)

I don't have to prove myself to anyone. I know who I am.

Chad was a performer at a local marine park who also studied martial arts when Lightspeed recruited him into becoming a Ranger. He agreed to the opportunity, and became the Blue Lightspeed Ranger.


  • The Big Guy: He's the tallest one of the Rangers.
  • The Cast Show Off: His actor, Mike Chat, is a very skilled martial artist and producers really were sure to showcase his abilities, specially in episodes focused on him.
  • I Know Karate: Seeing how skilled Mike Chat is, it's not a surprise to see his character with this
  • Kill It with Ice: His Mega Battle Gear projects cold upon enemies.

Joel Rawlings / Green Lightspeed Ranger

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Portrayed by: Keith Robinson
Voiced by: Víctor Ugarte (Latin American Spanish dub), Yoshiharu Kurauchi (Japanese dub)

Carter: Why do you always have to be the center of attention?
Joel: Well, I don't *have* to be, it's just that I usually am.

Joel was a stunt flyer know as the "Sky Cowboy" when Lightspeed recruited him into becoming a Ranger. While reluctant after what he thought was kidnapping, he agreed to the opportunity, and became the Green Lightspeed Ranger.


  • Ace Pilot: A stunt pilot before being recruited, nicknamed the Sky Cowboy.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: With Ms. Fairweather, for most of the series.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Joel initially doesn't believe Captain Mitchell's claims concerning a demonic invasion despite Earth being under attack by forces both alien and mystical in nature multiple times.
  • Bald of Awesome: He may be bald, but he can still kick ass when he needs to.
  • Bald, Black Leader Guy: Or in his case, "Bald Black Lancer Guy".
  • Casanova Wannabe: Joel is a chick magnet, thanks to his showboating, but when it comes to Ms. Fairweather, pretty much all his efforts strike out.
  • Character Development: At the start of the series, Joel is a real arrogant prick. He is brash, insensitive, thinks he knows everything better than the people in charge and likes to act on his own rather than using teamwork. He also seems to think he is irresistible to women, acting like Ms. Fairweather is already his. As the series progresses, Joel becomes more humble, more of a team player and his behavior around Ms. Fairweather turns from jerky to Adorkable.
  • The Lancer: He is second-in-command of the Lightspeed Rangers.
  • Nice Hat: Tied directly to his Character Development, when he's wearing his cowboy hat he's kind of a douche, when he isn't he's... not.
  • Official Couple: He eventually gets together with Ms. Fairweather towards the end of the series.
  • Plucky Comic Relief
  • Refusal of the Call: In the first episode, his response to being summoned and learning about the demons is outrage, and dismissing Captain Mitchell as nuts.
  • Super Mode: He gets a Mega Battle Armor along with Chad in "The Mighty Mega-Battles"; his has a pizza cutter circular saw.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Hot stunt pilot with a smile that could melt any heart, including Ms. Fairweather's at the end of the season.

Kelsey Winslow / Yellow Lightspeed Ranger

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Portrayed by: Sasha Williams
Voiced by: Aurora Mijangos (Latin American Spanish dub), Chihiro Kusaka (Japanese dub)

"Crazy" is my middle name.

Kelsey was a professional rock climber and sports enthusiant when Lightspeed recruited her into becoming a Ranger. She agreed to the opportunity, and became the Yellow Lightspeed Ranger.


  • Ambiguously Gay: She has some 'traditional' masculine attributes, and is about as Ambiguously Gay as you used to get on Power Rangers. She was quite friendly with a woman she met in one of her early episodes as well.
  • Secretly Wealthy: Turns out to be from a very rich family but prefers a more "down to Earth" lifestyle and the conflict with her wealthy grandmother about that attitude kept them apart for years.
  • She's a Man in Japan: Her original version, GoYellow was Daimon Tatsumi, a male policeman.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Dana's Girly Girl.

Dana Mitchell / Pink Lightspeed Ranger
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Portrayed by: Alison MacInnis
Voiced by: Adriana Casas (Latin American Spanish dub), Yuka Shioyama (Japanese dub)

Dana was the daughter of Captain Mitchell, and already worked at Lightspeed when the demons reemerged. While she was sent to recruit the four candidates into becoming Power Rangers, she was unknowingly the fifth and final candidate by her father, and joined them as the Pink Lightspeed Ranger.


  • Acquired Situational Narcissism: When she was the Glitz Girl in "In the Limelight". Near the end of the episode, Dana realizes her mistake and genuinely feels bad, subsequently ditching her modeling (finding that it really wasn't for her) and everything going back to normal.
  • The Ditz: Halfway through the season, she's the least smart of the group.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: During "The Fate of Lightspeed", she snaps her father out of his Heroic BSoD and helps him escape the destruction of Lightspeed Aquabase.
  • Improbable Age: She is about 18 years old, yet her father has apparently raised her to be a Ranger since she was a little girl.
  • The Medic / Combat Medic: She has medical training and wants to be a doctor.
  • Ship Tease: The episode "The Last Ranger", Carter's memories involved him spending time with Dana and what appeared to be going on a date with her.

Ryan Mitchell / Titanium Ranger

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Portrayed by: Rhett Fisher
Voiced by: Gabriel Ortiz (Latin American Spanish dub), Takuma Takewaka (Japanese dub)

Years ago, Captain Mitchell was in a car accident that left him, Dana, and his son Ryan hanging for their life on a cliff. To keep his son from falling from his death, Mitchell reluctantly agreed to have Diabolico save Ryan at the cost of not seeing him until he turned 20.

Years later, Ryan reemerged from the demon world and stole the experimental Titanium Morpher to fight against the Rangers. However, after learning the truth from Captain Mitchell, Ryan defected from the demons and joined his father's Ranger team.


  • An Axe to Grind: His weapon. It can also turn into a gun.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In "Ryan's Destiny", he helps rescue a mother and her two children by throwing the feather away just before it explodes.
  • Canon Foreigner: Due to GoGoV only having five rangers the production team added a new helmet and shoulder pads to a recolored Turboranger suit to make a Sixth Ranger.
  • Commuting on a Bus: After Bansheera's return he takes off to find a way to defeat her and the other demons. He still made sporadic appearances every now and then, and returned in time for the final battle.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: In "Ryan's Destiny", Ryan tells his father that he's leaving Mariner Bay to find out who he really is. By the end of the episode, Ryan eventually decides to return to the city and help his friends.
  • Determinator: Ryan doesn't let something like a painful and fatal curse slow him down for long.
  • Evil Laugh: Much like Tommy's, in fact. Must be an evil Ranger thing.
  • Fuel Meter of Power: The snake on Ryan's back, which moved closer to his neck the more he used his Ranger powers.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He starts off as Diabolico's minion, but once he realizes he's been lied to, he quits. A brief bit of soul-searching leads him to join the Rangers.
  • Long-Lost Relative: He's Dana's brother.
  • Mark of the Beast: Was given a deadly snake tattoo by Diabolico during his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Complete with more than one scene where he conveniently goes shirtless.
  • Oh, Crap!: He has this moment when he realizes that one of the feathers he gave to a young boy is about to explode at sunset during the finale of "Ryan's Destiny".
  • Poor Communication Kills: As someone raised by the demons, Ryan knows more about them than anyone. He just never bothers telling anyone that, say, Diabolico wasn't the demons' head honcho (though, to be fair, he believed Queen Bansheera to have been destroyed until she appeared halfway through the season).
  • The Quiet One: Shares the position of character with least dialogue with Chad.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: The reason he only appeared in a handful of episodes in the second half of the season was because it was starting to become too expensive to shoot new U.S. exclusive footage with the Titanium Ranger each episode.
  • Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: Everyone thought he died in the car crash. Except for Captain Mitchell, who remembers watching in horror as Diabolico's spirit comes in to save Ryan from falling to his death from the cliff — only to raise him so that his mind is poisoned, is added to the list of henchmen, and so that he turns against his father and sister.
  • The Sixth Ranger: The first American made incarnation of this trope on Power Rangers.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Ryan was powerful enough to take on three monsters at the same time. Even by Sixth Ranger standards this is impressive. It's no surprise that Diabolico immediately works to have him taken out of commission once he officially switched to the good guys' side.
  • Too Dumb to Live: When he and his father were talking, Ryan got angry and rushed him. They happened to be right next to a very steep cliff at the time. Had his father not caught onto a convenient tree-root, and had Ryan not had his morpher, at least one of them would've died.

    Their Allies 

Captain William Mitchell

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Portrayed by: Ron Roggé
Voiced by: César Soto (Latin American Spanish dub), Masashi Hirose (Japanese dub)
The captain and head of the Lightspeed Aquabase, Mitchell served as the Rangers mentor and occasional mission commander. At one point in his life, he was a former firefighter, and at one point, he rescued Carter as a boy.
  • Badass Moustache: He has a moustache and can kick ass when he needs to.
  • Bald of Awesome: He has balding hair and is the Big Good.
  • Big Good: Leader of Lightspeed Rescue.
  • The Captain: He serves as the Aquabase's captain.
  • Heroic BSoD: He goes through a brief one during "The Fate of Lightspeed" when Jinxer uses the Lifeforce Megazord to destroy Lightspeed Aquabase.
  • Retired Badass: He used to be a firefighter, and once saved a young Carter from a burning building. In "A Face from the Past" he demonstrates that, despite being retired, he still got the skills for the job. He was the firefighter who saved Carter as a kid and inspired him to become a firefighter himself.
  • Skewed Priorities: He made a couple of errors in judgement early on, but he made up for it.
  • Team Dad: Literally and figuratively. He's Dana and Ryan's father, and was a major inspirational and guidance figure for Carter in particular.
  • The Only Way They Will Learn: At times, it can be a bit frustrating when he doesn't always give straight answers, especially when he is being vague. But in the end, he does want the Rangers to learn and to think for themselves. Notable examples:
    • In "A Matter of Trust", rather than letting her go with the rest of the team on a mission, he sends Dana on an seemingly unimportant errand to pick up a fishing buddy of his. Naturally, she gets mad since he doesn't explain why right then and there. But then... perhaps it was best that she and the team find out later that his friend was the one who was actually carrying the real fuel cell — while her friends were guarding (albeit, unknowingly at first) a decoy. Why, you might ask? Well, since he planned for the other four Rangers to act as distractions, to help buy time, they had to do their job very well to pull it off; and to do that, they had to act naturally (by thinking they have the real fuel cell) and as if they are guarding the real thing — that way, they don't look suspicious. Think of it as being akin to Enforced Method Acting. And boy were Vypra and her henchmen in for a surprise when they find out too late that they've been chasing after the wrong car. More importantly, however, Dana learns that sometimes you just have to go with your gut when some answers just aren't always obvious or when some things just seem to defy logic.
    • In episode 3, "Trial By Fire", Carter gets the fastest time on the stopwatch but the lowest score during a training session. He begins to question his abilities as a Ranger and starts losing confidence. Later in the episode, Carter gets mad at first when he is told, without explanation, to put out the fire first before rescuing a kid. Turns out, there was some combustible gas in the building, which could have exploded and killed a lot of people. He then goes back to re-examine his training spots, where he [blindly] shot targets, and sees that a lot of his shots had landed dangerously on, you guessed it, combustible materials. Overconfidence seems to have gotten to Carter for a while there and it almost impaired his good judgement. From then on, and thanks in part to Captain Mitchell, we see Carter consistently keeping a cool head for most of the season.
      • There is also the fact that he got on his case because Carter is a FIREFIGHTER and while blasters are not exactly on a firefighter's list of tools, a one second scan of the surrounding area should have hinted that combustible materials were even in the vicinity and could cause even more damage, something he should have been trained for.

Dr. Angela Fairweather

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Portrayed by: Monica Louwerens
Voiced by: Belinda Martínez (Latin American Spanish dub), Yumi Fukamizu (Japanese dub)
The head scientist of Lightspeed and the main creator of the Lightspeed Ranger powers, weapons, and Zords.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: To Joel.
  • Berserk Button: Do not insult her craft. Joel learnt the hard way when they first met.
    The next time mister "Sky Cowboy" wants to overload his engines and explode, this "dilatron computer geek" will JUST LET HIM!
  • Hot Scientist: Joel thinks so.
  • Official Couple: She gets together with Joel towards the end of the series.
  • Only One Name: For the first half of the season, she's simply known as "Miss Fairweather." She's finally given the name "Angela" by her brother Clark.

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    Their Enemies 

Diabolico

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Voiced by: Neil Kaplan, Jorge Santos (Latin American Spanish dub), Taiten Kusunoki (Japanese dub)
A devil-like demon and the leader of the initial demon line up. His mission was to attack Mariner Bay with demons before Queen Bansheera's arrival.
  • Adaptation Expansion: Diabolico gets more screentime after his first death and eventual resurrection (via being pulled out from the Shadow World by Loki and Vypra).
  • Adaptational Heroism: After being brought Back from the Dead, Diabolico begins to use Noble Demon and Kick the Son of a Bitch methods, such as imprisoning Olympius in the Shadow World in an attempt to reclaim the Star Power, giving Carter the Ancient Key, and as a spirit, dragged Bansheera to the Shadow World so the Demons can maul her to death.
  • Avenging the Villain: Honestly believed Bansheera would avenge him after the Rangers killed him the first time, even after she'd already proven she didn't give a damn about him.
  • Back from the Dead: Thanks to Vypra, he gets resurrected.
  • Big "NO!": Diabolico yells one when Loki dies in his arms.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has his moments of making snide remarks.
  • The Dragon: He's Queen Bansheera's second-in-command.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: He drives the plot for the first half of the season, due to Bansheera's imprisonment.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: As evil as Diabolico is, he's certainly not devoid of redeeming qualities.
    • He would never turn against his comrades, unless they turn against him first which is evidenced when Bansheera betrays them. He shows extremely loyalty to Loki and Vypra, the two who have stuck by him throughout the course of the series.
    • Hates the Rangers and Impus/Olympius, but when Bansheera causes Loki's death, he ends up hating her more.
  • Fake Boss: The Rangers thought he was the true leader of the demons when it looks like he's gone for good, they thought wrong. Interestingly, it parallels how they thought the first monster they fought was him too.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Of a sort due to the limits of his costume. The last time we see him, his spirit flies down into the Shadow Dimension laughing and content since he's brought Queen Bansheera tumbling down with him to be brutalized by her mistreated subjects.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: That Star Power he was so fond of got turned against him, when he blasted the Lightspeed Solarzord and it absorbed all of, and sent it right back at him.
  • Magic Staff: Wields a big one. He drops it when he dies.
  • Noble Demon: Literally. He is a demon, but has some admirable qualities, most notably his loyalty to those he considers his allies.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis:
    • When Ryan leaves and joins the Rangers, what does Diabolico do? Wait a couple episodes while he mops up D's last monsters? No. The minute Ryan joins the Rangers, Diabolico gives him a fatal curse that came within inches of killing him.
    • Then there's his fight with the Ranger's megazords. Diabolico just unleashes everything he has at them, blowing a hole straight through the Supertrain Megazord, and sending the Rescue Megazord through several buildings.
  • No-Sell: At first, nothing the Rangers had could so much as scratch him. Not even the Megazords so much as hurt him.
    Diabolico: All you've done with your pathetic attacks is make me angry.
  • One-Winged Angel: Gets forcibly transformed into a more powerful form in his final battle against the Rangers.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Like all traditional villainous leaders in Power Rangers. He eventually gets off it when the Rangers kill the Troika monster, and spends the first half of the fight handing them their asses.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Subverted, in that he could never complete his Heel–Face Turn before his death, as he was brainwashed by Bansheera into fighting the Rangers, who were forced to destroy him. Instead, he fully redeems himself after his death, when his spirit helps the Rangers defeat Bansheera.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He ans the other demons were imprisoned in a tomb before being set free.
  • There Can Only Be One: The Star Power can only belong to one demon, and Queen Bansheera can take it from him. Fear of losing this is what motivates his attacks on the Rangers, and to his first death.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: Unlike his Sentai Counterpart, Diabolico is not related to his comrades, nor Queen Bansheera.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Almost killed Impus to protect his job. The only reason he didn't was because Jinxer happened upon him.

Loki

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Voiced by: David Lodge, Jorge Ornelas (base voice, Latin American Spanish dub), Víctor Delgado (ep. 1, Latin American Spanish dub), Masashi Hirose (Japanese dub)
A fierce and loyal soldier to Diabolico.

Vypra

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Portrayed by: Jennifer Yen
Voiced by: Rocío Prado (Latin American Spanish dub), Harumi Asai (Japanese dub)
The only humanoid demon of the main group that was adapt in demonic magic.
  • Adaptation Expansion: Takes over Jinxer's role as the returning villain in the Time For Lightspeed crossover special. To be fair, Jinxer was killed off near the end of Lightspeed Rescue, while Pierre survived in the Final Battle and would later come back in Timeranger VS GoGoFive as the returning villain.
  • Adaptational Wimp: The way she dies near the end of the series is different than her Sentai counterpart: Bansheera absorbed Vypra for You Have Failed Me reasons, while Denus killed herself by Taking the Bullet for Zylpheeza, and then gave up her life to save his by using a life-draining parasite on herself. And unlike Denus, she doesn't actively fight the Lightspeed Rangers that much too.
  • The Baroness: Downplayed. She's clearly attractive and enjoys making the Rangers suffer, but doesn't try to seduce anyone. She shares more of the ruthlessness of the Rosa Klebb variety.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her "armor" doesn't protect her belly.
  • Cleavage Window: As seen on her armor.
  • Chainmail Bikini: Her top seems to emulate this, along with matching chainmail leggings.
  • Cold Ham: Of the less common variety. She's obviously trying to overact, but doesn't quite pull it off.
  • Cool Car: Her Vyprari in "Wheels of Destruction".
  • Dark Action Girl: She's more active in combat than her queen.
  • Dark Chick: The only female villain other than Queen Bansheera, who isn't active until the last four episodes.
  • Dragon Lady: She resembles a young Asian woman and her armor has a wyvern/dragon theme.
  • Dull Surprise: Her attempts at hamming up are... lacking. The first time she actually emotes properly is as Bansheera is consuming her.
  • Jerkass: Like Loki, she doesn't hold back when mocking Olympius for failing.
  • Meaningful Name: Viper and Wyvern.
  • Ms. Fanservice: One of the more blatant cases in all of Power Rangers. Fans are still split on whether it was effective.
  • Playing with Fire: A contrast to Denus's water demon status (since in Lightspeed Rescue, the demons have a weakness towards water)
  • Smug Snake: The only expression she seems capable of emoting is being smug.
  • Undying Loyalty: She's incredibly loyal to Diabolico.
  • Unexplained Recovery: She digs herself out of a grave in Time Force's "Time For Lightspeed, even though her body was absorbed by Queen Bansheera. Unless the idea is that Bansheera was killed offscreen by the other demons and Vypra dug herself out of the underworld.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: She is not related to Queen Bansheera, nor her comrades.

Jinxer

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Voiced by: Kim Strauss, Luis Alfonso Padilla (base voice, Latin American Spanish dub), Carlos Águila (ep. 15, Latin American Spanish dub), Takuro Nakakuni (Japanese dub)
A demon like servant for Queen Bansheera and was responsible for creating the demon monsters along with growing them.
  • Adaptation Expansion: Inverted. He's replaced by Vypra as the returning villain in Time Force.
  • Ascended Extra: After all of Bansheera's main generals were defeated/killed, Jinxer became this thanks to the fact that he still had use before he was destroyed along with the Omega Megazord.
  • Dastardly Whiplash: He certainly has the mustache and steampunk-style goggles. In "Olympius Unbound", he takes the form of a human hypnotist who plays this straight.
  • Evil Genius: He is the smartest of the bad guys.
  • Expy: Of Finster from Mighty Morphin, being the monster maker.
  • Make My Monster Grow: When the monsters are destroyed, he throws a card in their debris, chants and incantation, and brings them back to life as giants.
  • Spanner in the Works: He unwittingly prevented Diabolico from killing Impus.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Olympius.

Impus/Olympius

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Voiced by: Brianne Siddall (Impus)/Michael Forest (Olympius), Ana Lobo (Impus, Latin American Spanish dub)/Martín Soto (Olympius, Latin American Spanish dub), Kenichi Mochizuki (Japanese dub)
Queen Bansheera's infant son who was under the care of the other demons. After Diabolico's death, he inherited the former's Star Power and matured into Olympius.
  • Adaptation Expansion: Olympius didn't get killed after fighting the Lightspeed Rangers in their Megazords.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Salamandes would never bother trying to kill Kobolda and Denus, though he did kill Zylpheeza in the penultimate episode of GoGoFive.
  • The Dragon: He is the main minion to his mother, even having a dragon theme.
  • Disappeared Dad: His father, if he even has one or was some creation of Bansheera, is never acknowledged.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: In the second half of the season.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: More notable than his Japanese counterpart that he seems to love his mother genuinely.
  • One-Winged Angel: Twice in the course of the series. First he manages to magically link himself to the power supply of the Aquabase, transforming into a more menacing version of his regular form. The second time, he is forcibly transformed into a giant dragon by Bansheera.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: He quickly ages from infant Impus to adult Olympius, when Diabolico bites it.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: He's a villain whose eyes glow red.
  • The Rival: He has a rivalry with Diabolico
  • Scaled Up: Becomes a dragon in his final episode.
  • Undying Loyalty: He is completely devoted his mother.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: While Impus/Olympius is still related to his Mother, he and his cohorts are not siblings.
  • Warrior Prince: Once he ages to Olympius, he becomes more active in combat.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Like all of his kin, to water. Shortly after getting the star power, Carter shoves him into the pool of water located in Aquabase's science lab. It takes away most of his powers, forcing him to relay on the usual Rangers villain tactics.

Queen Bansheera

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Voiced by: Diane Salinger, Rebeca Manríquez (base voice, Latin American Spanish dub), Isabel Romo (eps. 37-40, Latin American Spanish dub), Yumi Fukamizu (Japanese dub)
The evil matriarch of the demons who directed them into her bidding.
  • Ascended Extra: Her counterpart, Grandienne, was (at least physically) destroyed by the GoGoV before the series finale. Instead of her, a revived Salamandes and Zylpheeza served as the final opponents (though they were controlled by Grandienne's spirit during that fight; this explains why her face appears to explode in space following the defeat of the super demons here). In Lightspeed Rescue, Bansheera stays around till the very end and is actually the final villain the rangers have to fight. She plans to use an eclipse to open the gateway to the Shadow World before being sent there too by Carter (and Diabolico).
  • Bad Boss: One of the worst bosses in Power Rangers history. From the way she forces Diabolico to kill Loki to her consuming Vypra to fully reform, it's clear that she doesn't give one errant fuck about her subjects, her own son included. It's no wonder the last we see of her is her being brutalized by the Demons in the Demon Chest.
  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of the series.
  • Body Horror: Her return to corporeal form doesn't entirely succeed, leaving her as a deformed blob. She actually takes it pretty well, all things considered.
  • Broken Pedestal: Diabolico swears off loyalty to her after she forced him to shoot at Loki in an attempt to destroy the rangers.
  • Dark Action Girl: While less active in combat than her followers, she's the most powerful demon in the show.
  • Fate Worse than Death: In the finale, Diabolico's spirit dropped Bansheera into the Demon Chest, where she was last seen getting beaten to a pulp by legions of Demons for all eternity.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: She's the Queen of the Demons.
  • Hate Sink: Bansheera goes to great lengths to be reviled in many ways, especially when it comes to her treatment towards her demons, including her own son.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Unlike previous villains in the franchise, NOTHING about her and what she does is Played for Laughs. AT ALL. Whenever she takes center stage, the comedy level instantly drops to zero.
  • Lack of Empathy: Even the other demons show a some form of concern for one another, while Bansheera treats all of her minions as pawns and not even her son being banished to the Shadow World caused any reaction other than a cruel laugh. They don't even like Olympius and yet even they're disturbed by this.
    • This comes into play when Diabolico's spirit arrives during the finale. She assumes he's there to help her despite the fact that she forced him to kill his best friend Loki and has generally treated him and every demon not named "Bansheera" like garbage. He isn't.
  • Nightmare Face: In her true form, she has a demon-like face that makes her horrifying.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Her first action on returning was to try and wipe out Mariner Bay with a tidal wave. Only Ryan stopping the summoning ceremony foiled it.
  • One-Winged Angel: She becomes this after absorbing Vypra near the end of the series.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Subverted. She doesn't do anything directly against the Rangers until the very end of the season, but it's because she can't. The Rangers interrupted the demons' ritual to bring her back, leaving her in a deformed, far less powerful body. In fact, the moment she almost came into being during the ritual, she very nearly destroyed the city with a tidal wave as the first thing she did. It is not until she absorbs Vypra in "Wrath of the Queen" that she regains her full body and powers, and it is then she begins to take a far more active role in achieving her goals.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: If the ritual to restore her hadn't been foiled, she would've destroyed the city within moments of manifesting.
  • Shoulders of Doom: She has what look like bunchs of crystals serving as shoulders in her final form.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: After returning, she's mostly reasonable for someone stuck in a horrifying half-form. It takes her son failing a few times before she really starts getting nasty.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: While Impus/Olymius is still her son, Bansheera's minions are not blood related.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Queen Bansheera is such a horrifyingly evil and threatening villain for a series known for having incompetent and nonthreatening bad guys like Rita Repulsa.
  • The Man Behind the Man: For Diabolico. In fact the Rangers didn't even know Diabolico wasn't the Big Bad until she reveals herself and Ryan revealed who she really was.
  • You Have Failed Me: This is her reasoning for taking Vypra's life energy, as well as her treatment towards her other minions. Plus, she felt Olympius deserved being stuck in the Shadow World as such.

Batlings

Impish bat like warriors that serve as the demon's foot soldiers.—-
  • Knife Nut: They wield short swords for combat.
  • Mook: For the demons.

     The Demon Monsters 

Ghouligan

Voiced by: Ken Merckx
A fire-themed demon, and the first one that attacked Mariner Bay.
  • Fake Boss: For some reason, the Rangers thought he was Diabolico when they first fought, only for Captain Mitchell to tell them after that it was a minor monster.
  • Playing with Fire
  • Prop Recycling: He's a minor repaint of Psycho Red's monster form.
  • Wolverine Claws: Has these to compensate for a lack of weaponry.

Magmavore

Voiced by: Kim Strauss (1st Time)/David Lodge (2nd Time
A giant lava demon that came from a meteor the Demons summoned.

Quakemon

An earthquake-themed frog demon.

Whirlin

Voiced by: John C. Hyke
A tornado-themed horned bat demon.
  • Blow You Away: Has the ability to create tornadoes.
  • Playing with Fire: Becoming a bit of a theme about now, but Whirlin can shoot fireballs from his mouth.

Fireor

Voiced by: Bob Papenbrook
A gargoyle-themed fire samurai demon that was sent to collect a power cell the Rangers were transporting.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Has a flame sword on his right arm that can also shoot lasers.
  • The Bus Came Back: One of the demons that made a cameo in the Shadow World during Sorcerer of the Sands.
  • Playing with Fire: It's in his name. His strongest attack uses the power of the sun to his advantage.
  • Technicolor Fire: Shows in Sorcerer of the Sands that he can shoot purple fire from his mouth.

Gold-Beaked Monster

Voiced by: Neil Kaplin
A vampire bat demon.
  • Adaptational Wimp: He went from a demon in GoGoV that was sent to turn the city's power into crystals, to a demon in Power Rangers that was sent to randomly attack Mariner Bay.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: In GoGoV,he grew giant sized and was destroyed by Victory Robo. In Power Rangers, he was taken down by the Rescue Blasters.
  • Eye Laser: He can shoot fireballs from his eyes.
  • Gender Flip: His GoGoV counterpart was a female.

Elestomp

Voiced by: Stephen Apostolina
An elephant-themed demon.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: In GoGoV, he grew giant sized and was destroyed by Victory Robo. But in Power Rangers, he was taken down by the Rescuebird in Unilaser mode.
  • Earthquake Machine: Can create earthquakes by stomping the ground.
  • Eye Laser: Can shoot out lasers from his eyes.
  • Playing with Fire: As with every demon monster so far, he can create a large fire pillar to erupted from the ground by putting his trunk to the ground.
  • Ramming Always Works: His main method of attack.

Strikning

Voiced by: Eddie Frierson
A lightning-based skeletal demon.

Cyborg Rangers

A team of robotic replicas that General McKnight had to replace the human Rangers..
  • Psycho Rangers: They weren't this initially, but a lighting strike from Strikning fried their circuits, turning them into this trope.

Smogger

Voiced by: Richard Steven Horvitz
A gas themed demon.
  • Deadly Gas: His method of attacks for either travelling purposes, throwing gas based balls against the Rangers, or creating explosive gas.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: Unlike his GoGoV counterpart, he did not grow giant sized after being hit by the Lightspeed Cycle and Rescue Speeder combo.

Trifire

Voiced by: Dave Mallow
A three headed dragon demon that was sent to erupt Mount Jasmine.

Liztwin

Voiced by: Archie Kao
A skeletal dinosaur/dragon-like demon with a dragon-like head for a right hand.
  • The Bus Came Back: One of the demons that made a cameo in the Shadow World during Sorcerer of the Sands.
  • Dem Bones: Has this to evoke a fossil theme.
  • Energy Absorption: Can do this through his claws.
  • One-Winged Angel: His giant form is more monstrous than his ground form. note 
  • Wolverine Claws: In his giant form at least, being used in place of his dragon head arm.

Demonite

Voiced by: David Stenstrom
A knight-themed demon and one of the last three monsters Diabolico created.
  • Barrier Warrior: Along with Falkar and Thunderon, they can create a barrier to defend from attacks.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Has two swords on his arms in his giant form.
  • Me's a Crowd: With a Mirror Card, Demonite can create a copy of himself
  • Monster Knight
  • One-Winged Angel: His giant form is more monstrous than his ground form.
  • Synchronization: His clone is a part of him, so if one dies, then the other dies as well. Carter used this to his advantage by killing the original Demonite, killing the clone before he killed Ryan.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: He, along with Falkar and Thunderon, were the toughest monsters the Rangers faced up until this point. In his destruction episode, it took not only Carter using both the Rescuebird and V-Lancer pointblank, but also both of their Megazords in the giant battle.

Thunderon

Voiced by: Alonzo Bodden
A viking-themed demon and one of the last three monsters Diabolico created.
  • Barrier Warrior: Along with Demonite and Falkar, they can create a barrier to defend from attacks.
  • The Brute: The strongest of the trio.
  • Eye Laser: Can shoot out lasers from his eyes.
  • One-Winged Angel: Subverted. He's the only one of the trio that keeps his initial form when grown.
  • Power Fist: Has spiked gauntlets on his fists.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: He, along with Falkar and Demonite, were the toughest monsters the Rangers faced up until this point. In his destruction episode, the Rangers had to fake their deaths in order to get the drop on him.

Falkar

Voiced by: Ezra Weisz
A falcon-themed demon and one of the last three monsters Diabolico created.
  • Barrier Warrior: Along with Demonite and Thunderon, they can create a barrier to defend from attacks.
  • Blade on a Stick: He wields a spear as his main weapon.
  • Dirty Coward: He was willing to let Thunderon to fight against the Rangers while watched from the sidelines. Unfortunately for him, Diabolico had other ideas.
  • Eye Laser: Can shoot out lasers from the eyes on his falcon head.
  • One-Winged Angel: His giant form is more monstrous than his ground form.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: He, along with Demonite and Thunderon, were the toughest monsters the Rangers faced up until this point. Although, he seems to be the weakest of the three as the Rangers stalled him by demolishing a building on top of him.

Troika

Voiced by: David Stenstrom, Alonzo Bodden, and Ezra Weisz
A three-headed super demon that is the merged of Demonite, Falkar and Thunderon's crystal-like forms.
  • All Your Powers Combined: He has every power the three demons that the Rangers fought against in the past three episodes.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Has a sword on his right arm.
  • Fusion Dance: Created from the crystallized remains of the three previous monsters.
  • Power Fist: Has a spiked gauntlets on his left arm.
  • The Worf Effect: In the first battle, he demolished the Rangers, but once they got their Battle Boosters in the rematch, he didn't stand a chance.

Cobra Incarnate

Voiced by: Richard Cansino
A cobra demon that was connected to the cobra tattoo on Ryan's back.
  • Curse: He was connected to the tattoo Diabolico cursed Ryan with, but once he was destroyed, the curse was lifted, allowing Ryan to morph without risking his life.
  • Playing with Fire: As with every demon, he has this ability.
  • Prop Recycling: He is a repainted Snizzard with a cobra hood attached.

Thunderclaw

Voiced by: Bob Papenbrook
A humanoid stag beetle-like demon.
  • The Bus Came Back: One of the demons that made a cameo in the Shadow World during Sorcerer of the Sands and Olympius Unbound.
  • Eye Laser: Can shoot out lasers from his eyes.
  • Shock and Awe: Can fire electric blasts from his horns.

Shockatron

Voiced by: Herbie Baez
A cyborg-themed electric demon that attacked a power plant.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Despite lacking a weapon, he can handle himself with his fists.
  • The Bus Came Back: One of the demons that made a cameo in the Shadow World during Sorcerer of the Sands and Olympius Unbound.
  • Shock and Awe: His main ability.

Spellbinder

Voiced by: Kirk Thornton
A wizard-themed demon that tried to revive Queen Bansheera.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: His prism power was both his strength and weakness. Once Ryan destroyed it, he was weakened enough for the Rangers to destroy him.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: While the Rangers did eventually kill him, he still completed his goal and revived Queen Bansheera (albeit trapped in a column for the rest of the season until near the end).
  • The Bus Came Back: One of the demons that made a cameo in the Shadow World during Sorcerer of the Sands and Olympius Unbound.
  • Wolverine Claws: Has these if he did not have a weapon on hand.

Moleman

Voiced by: Ken Merckx
A mole demon that was created by Vypra to build a laser cannon powerful enough to destroy Mariner Bay.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: Unlike his ''GoGoV counterpart, Moleman is highly intelligent, able to create a laser cannon.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: Unlike his GoGoV counterpart, he did not grow giant sized after being hit by the V-Lancer Spectra Blast.
  • Dig Attack" As a mole, he naturally has this ability.
  • Playing with Fire: Has this like most demons. His most strongest attack is breathing a red energy stream made of heat from his mouth.
  • Wolverine Claws: Has large clawed gauntlets.

Cyclopter

Voiced by: Richard Epcar
A cyclops demon.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: A very skilled fighter, and thanks to the teachings of Mr. Tamashiro (Chad's former mentor), he became even more powerful.
  • The Bus Came Back: One of the demons that made a cameo in the Shadow World during Sorcerer of the Sands and Olympius Unbound.
  • Fake Defector: Tricked Mr. Tamashiro into thinking he left the Demons so he could use the old man's teachings for his own gain.

Mantevil

Voiced by: Michael McConnohie
A praying mantis demon.

Vilevine

Voiced by: Kim Strauss
A rafflesia/ivy-themed demon that Olympus created to trap Loki and Vypra, before being sent to defeat the Rangers.
  • Near-Villain Victory: Was pretty close to killing the Rangers had they not figured out they could go to space to remove the vines from their morphers.
  • Shock and Awe: Despite being a plant monster, he has this ability.

Freezard

Voiced by: Steve McGowan
A cobra demon.
  • An Ice Person: The only demon to have this ability.
  • The Bus Came Back: One of the demons that made a cameo in the Shadow World during Sorcerer of the Sands and Olympius Unbound.
  • Shout-Out: At one point, he quoted "Get in my belly" from Austin Powers.

Infinitor

Voiced by: Paul Schrier
A dragon/lizard-themed demon.
  • Cool Sword: His sword can fire fireballs or shoot lightning.
  • Made of Iron: Has a super strong armor that lets him be durable against most attacks
  • Puzzle Boss: In the Megazord fight at least. The Rangers first used the Lightspeed Megazord and Max Solarzord to gain the upper hand, but then Olympus darkened the sky, weakening the two Megazords so the Rangers had to use the Omega Megazord instead. But then they struggled until Chad grabbed the Lightspeed Megazord's saber to finally destroy him. note 

Birdbane

Voiced by: Michael Sorich
Played by: Jon Briddell
A crow demon that Jinxer created to retrieve an egg that contains a powerful monster.

Triskull

Voiced by: Michael Sorich
A demon that was loyal to the returning Trakeena.

Memorase

Voiced by: Marc Caldera
A killer whale-themed demon with the ability to take away the Rangers memories.
  • Adaptational Villainy: His GoGoV counterpart was a demon that couldn't fight against women, and actually befriended the Green and Pink Rangers to rid himself of that fear until he was killed by Denus (Vypra's sentai couterpart) and grew giant sized. Memorase is more ruthless in Power Rangers.
  • Double Weapon: Wields a double bladed halberd.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: With his staff, he can emanated a high pitch wave that can erase any persons' memory.

The Gatekeeper

Voiced by: Michael Sorich
A sorcerer demon who guards the entrance to the Shadow World.

Furnace Monster

A barnacle themed demon.

Ghoular

A mummy themed demon.

Flowar

A flower-like tooth-full themed demon.

Mermatron

A female bat-winged siren/mermaid themed demon.

Fire Wasp

An insect demon.

Aquafiend

Voiced by: Peter Greenwood
A kappa demon who stole King Neptune's trident to drain Mariner Bay's water supply for the demons to attack the Aquabase.
  • Making a Splash: Unlike most demons who are weak to water, Aquafiend can traverse them without any worry.
  • Prongs of Poseidon: Literally in this case as he stole King Neptune's trident.
  • Shock and Awe: Can fire lighting beams from his bird beak-like mouth, and the color they are depends on whether if he is either in the sea or on land.

Arachnor

Voiced by: Peter Greenwood
A spider demon with the ability to scan the Rangers weapons.
  • All Webbed Up: From his three-clawed right arm or mouth, Arachnor can fire a light blue energy laser that will turn into a sticky web on contact with his pray.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: In GoGoV, he grew giant sized and was destroyed by Victory Robo. But in Power Rangers, he was taken down by Carter in the Trans Armor Cycle.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Made an appearance in Sorcerer of the Sands and Olympius Unbound before making his full debut.
  • Sherlock Scan: His main ability is to scan the Rangers weapons for weak points. However, he could not scan Carter's Trans Armor Cycle mode due to its complexity.

Treevil

Voiced by: John C. Hyke
A tree-themed demon.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Made an appearance in Sorcerer of the Sands and Olympius Unbound before making his full debut.
  • Green Thumb: Being a tree themed monster, Treevil can launch vines from his hands that are strong enough to tear the ground apart and throw acorn bombs.
  • Punny Name: His name is the combination of Tree and Evil.


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