Season 10 (2002)
Power Rangers Wild Force
The good-natured, innocent, wide-eyed leader of the Rangers with the ability to talk to animals. As an infant, Cole was abandoned in the wilderness by his parents, who did so for his own protection. He was raised by a tribe of natives who found him. His life in the wilderness has greatly prepared him to be a Ranger. He has amazing agility, sharp senses, and thinks on his feet. When the natives felt Cole was old enough, they gave him a few items they found on him as a baby – a picture of his parents, and the Red Lion Animal Crystal. With only these two things to go on, Cole left the wilderness for the city of Turtle Cove to find his destiny. Shortly after, he was found by Princess Shayla and the Rangers, and chosen by the Red Lion Wild Zord to be the Red Wild Force Ranger. Cole has a love for animals and the wilderness. He immediately fell in love with his new home on the Animarium. His connection with nature allows him to communicate with the Zords that live on the island. He once tried to appeal to the heart of an Org, only to find with his senses that the Org had none. Cole is a bit inexperienced in the ways of modern man, but approaches each new challenge with zeal, such as learning to ride his Savage Cycle. As the Red Ranger, Cole fights with the ferocity of the Blazing Lion.
Beneath his massive exterior lies a kind and gentle heart. The biggest and strongest member of the group is also the quietest and gentlest. Before becoming a Ranger, Danny worked at a flower shop, where he pined over the owner’s daughter, Kendall though his shyness never let him admit his feelings for her. Danny continues to care for flowers on the Animarium, tending to the temple’s gardens. Danny’s fear of heights once almost led him to fall off a building, but Max saved him. Since then, the two have been best friends. The outspoken Max frequently does the talking for the reserved Danny. When he becomes the Black Ranger, Danny’s own natural strength is enhanced, giving him the power of the Iron Bison.
The veteran Ranger, Taylor’s by-the-book approach to fighting Orgs makes her an excellent second-in-command. As a small child, Taylor looked out of an airplane window and saw the Animarium island floating in the sky. Little did she know that one day she would be one of its champions. Taylor always had a fascination with planes, and flying in general. This interest led her to become a skilled fighter pilot for the Air Force, earning the rank of Lieutenant. While flying around with her squad one day, Taylor witnessed a magnificent sight – the Yellow Eagle Wild Zord, soaring in the sky beside her. She followed the Eagle to the Animarium, where she crash-landed. She eventually found Princess Shayla and the temple, and was asked to become the Yellow Ranger. Her military training has made Taylor a rigid leader, a bit reserved and aloof at times. The most mature of the Rangers, she takes command of situations and focuses on the task at hand. As the leader of Wild Force before Cole, she wrote a Ranger rulebook, which Cole quickly dismissed when he joined the team. At first, she resented Cole for taking her spot, but eventually accepted him as a good leader. Wings attached to her arms allow Taylor to fly like the Soaring Eagle when morphed into the Yellow Ranger.
Full of youthful exuberance, an energetic kid who brings confidence and wit to the team. If it’s one thing Max hates, it’s being the kid of the group. As the youngest Ranger, he feels the need to constantly prove himself to the others, making him very cocky and aggressive. He is always quick with a comeback, bringing a sense of humor to the team. He is also quick-thinking, always improvising an attack strategy on the battlefield. Max’s impulsive nature often gets him into trouble, but he’s always got his best friend Danny by his side. As the Blue Ranger, Max is in tune with the Surging Shark, constantly taking his battles underwater.
The heart of the group, Alyssa’s nurturing attitude makes her the glue that binds the team together. Alyssa is the kind, nurturing member of the group. When any Ranger is injured, she is right there tending to their wounds. Alyssa tries to diffuse any tension between team members. Being a cheerful person by nature, she loves to see her teammates happy and getting along with each other. When Alyssa isn’t fighting Orgs, she attends Turtle Cove University. As the White Ranger, Alyssa fights with the cunning and agility of the Noble Tiger.
Lunar Wolf Ranger
A temporally displaced loner, trying to atone for his past misdeeds and find where he belongs in this modern world. A 3000-year-old warrior, Merrick was one of the original heroes who fought against the Orgs. Having been asleep for 3000 years, Merrick awakes to find a world much different from the one he remembered. This, combined with a guilty conscience over his past misdeeds while under the curse of Zen-Aku, makes him a lone wolf. Refusing to hang out with the other Rangers as one of them, Merrick only comes to help them fight Orgs when the wind warns him. While not fighting Orgs, Merrick brushes up on his pool game at Willie’s Roadhouse- an out of the way diner where Merrick works as a bouncer.