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"It’s Morphin Time! Mastodon!"
―Adam's roll call as the Mighty Morphin Black Ranger in Season 2.[src]

"It’s Morphin Time! Black Ranger Power!"
―Adam's roll call as the Mighty Morphin Black Ranger post Ninja Quest.[src]

"It’s Morphin Time! Zeo Ranger IV: Green!"
―roll call as Zeo Ranger IV: Green.[src]

"Shift Into Turbo! Desert Thunder Turbo Power, Turbo up!"
―roll call as Green Turbo Ranger[src]

Adam Park was the second Black Ranger of the 'modern era' for the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, as well as Zeo Ranger IV Green of the Zeo Rangers and briefly, the first Green Turbo Ranger of the Turbo Rangers and the second-in-command to Tommy Oliver of the Turbo Rangers.

Retroactively, he is also referred to as the Mighty Morphin Black Ranger or Black Mighty Morphin Ranger, as well as Zeo Green Ranger or Green Zeo Ranger, though these are in reference to the show, as opposed to proper labels. He has also been labeled Turbo Green Ranger, a variation on his in-show label.

History

This article contains content in reference to the main TV series, as well as supplemental material, such as the comics. A sliding/floating timeline applies. Story instances for TV and other media will be clearly marked.

Stone Canyon Trio

Adam first met the Tommy Oliver, Kimberly Hart, and Billy Cranston (the Mighty Morphin White, Pink, and Blue Rangers respectively) after saving a baby along with his friends Rocky DeSantos and Aisha Campbell. The three of them lived in Stone Canyon, California and were visiting Angel Grove to represent Stone Canyon in the Team Ninja Competition. Because of his skill as a martial artist, Adam became an immediate target of Lord Zedd once he defeated his prospective future Dark Rangers (the cruel ninjas in black that he and his friends went up against) and chose them instead. Along with Rocky and Aisha, Adam ended up kidnapped and thrown in the Dimension of Despair, along with their favorite Stone Canyon teacher, Mr. Anderson.

Luckily, the Power Rangers came to rescue them just in time, but not before Rocky, Adam, and Aisha discovered the Rangers' identities when Tommy and Kimberly had to take off Billy's helmet after Billy fought with the Serpent of Darkness, and when Billy's identity was revealed, Kimberly and Tommy took off their own helmets, seeing no further harm in doing so. Rocky, Adam, and Aisha were later taken to the Command Center to meet Zordon and were sworn to secrecy. Rocky (along with Adam and Aisha) eventually moved to Angel Grove permanently. Tvicon.png TV STORY-The Ninja Encounter

Adam's new friendship with Billy, Kimberly and Tommy would lead to his, Aisha's and Rocky's constant entanglement in Lord Zedd's schemes. After winning the tournament, the three Stone Canyon teens were kidnapped by Goldar and chained together inside a cave. A snake whose bite would render them evil permanently was set loose on them by Goldar in order to make them Zedd's dark warriors. Their attempt to escape almost succeeded, but ultimately failed; it was the morphed Kimberly, Billy and Tommy who rescue them. Billy managed to wrestle the snake away so that the teens could be freed; however, despite Kim's destruction of the snake, the injuries it caused to Billy's neck forced him to remove his helmet to prevent suffocation. Though able to breathe again, Billy's identity as a Power Ranger, along with Kim and Tommy's, were revealed to Adam and his friends. The three teens would be taken to the Command Center where the identities of Jason, Zack, and Trini would be revealed to them and they would take an oath not to reveal their identities.

"Thank you Zordon, I won't let you down."
―Adam promises that he will never fail Zordon[src]

Adam was selected to take Zack's place as the Black Mighty Morphin Power Ranger when he left to attend the World Peace Conference as an ambassador in Switzerland. Rocky and Aisha also took over Jason and Trini's places respectively, and the new Rangers would subsequently move to Angel Grove and transfer over to Angel Grove High with the other Rangers.

Adam's character was more revealed after becoming a Ranger. As a kid, he was often picked on and left out, but he eventually built up confidence in himself while training in martial arts, though he still had problems with girls. During this time, he was targeted by Scorpina, who disguised herself as a girl named Sabrina in order to manipulate the shy teen into alienating his friends before facing an ambush alone, perpetrated by the Scorpion Warrior. Even though Aisha didn't trust Sabrina, she attempted to get along with her for Adam's sake. This led to her being able to interfere when Scorpina lured Adam on a hike to a remote part of the park. Though the encounter left Adam's confidence in himself weakened, he would soon recover when he gained the attention of a girl Aisha had been trying to hook him up with. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Goldar's Vice-Versa

Ninja Quest

When Rito Revolto joined Zedd and Rita and destroyed the Thunderzords, Adam gained new Ninja powers of the Frog, becoming the Black Ninja Ranger. He also gained the ability to pilot the Black Frog Ninjazord and later the Black Shogunzord. He was also later granted the power of the Metallic Armor.

When Master Vile (Rita Repulsa's father) came to Earth to retrieve the Zeo Crystal, the Rangers managed to retrieve it first. To ensure that Master Vile couldn't get it again, the Rangers split the Zeo Crystal into five sub-crystals and sent them to different points in history.

Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers

Adam turned into a child.

Vile then turned back time using the Orb of Doom, turning the Rangers back into children (unlike last time, they retained their memories). The Rangers recruited the Aquitian Rangers to fight in their stead. Billy had then created a device which would restore them to their old selves. He used the Ninja Coins as a power source, testing it on himself. This worked, but it allowed Goldar to capture the coins and Zedd and Rita destroyed them. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Alien Rangers of Aquitar, Tvicon.png TV STORY-Climb Every Fountain

When Zordon revealed that the Ranger kids had to seek the Zeo Crystal, each kid was sent to a different place and time, where his or her ancestors were. Adam was transported to the past North Korea, near where his grandmother was born, to recover his part of the Zeo Crystal. He met Kai Ogi, a local sage, and found the Zeo Sub-Crystal behind a waterfall. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Along Came a Spider

Zeo

When Adam's fragment of the Zeo Crystal was reunited with the four other fragments, he reverted to his normal age. However, trouble once again brewed when King Mondo and his Machine Empire drove Rita and Zedd away to begin his own conquest for Earth. With their powers destroyed, Adam and the Rangers used the reformed Zeo Crystal to harness new powers. With the Rectangle Sub-Crystal, Adam became Zeo Ranger IV: Green, he also became the second-in-command of the Zeo Rangers, and he gained the Zeo Zord IV. Tvicon.png TV STORY-A Zeo Beginning

After Trey of Triforia had revealed his identity as the Gold Ranger, he gave the Rangers the Super Zeo Gems and Super Zeo Zords. Adam received the Green Super Zeo Crystal and Super Zeo Zord IV. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Mondo's Last Stand

Turbo

Adam as the Green Turbo Ranger

When the evil Space Pirate Divatox threatens to raise a powerful monster named Maligore to marry her, Adam, along with the other Rangers, accepted new Turbo powers and becomes the Green Turbo Ranger, and gains the Desert Thunder Turbozord. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

After graduating from Angel Grove High School, he decided to spend the summer coaching soccer, among other things. There, he met Carlos Vallerte, and encouraged him to use teamwork rather than try to win every game solo. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Shift Into Turbo, Tvicon.png TV STORY-A Drive to Win

Zordon chose to release Adam and fellow high school graduate Rangers Katherine, Tommy, and Tanya from their duties, that they might find other opportunities for themselves in the world. Adam chose Carlos Vallerte to take his place as the Green Turbo Ranger. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Passing The Torch

In Space

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During a mission, Carlos - Adam's successor and the Black Space Ranger - hurt his teammate, Cassie Chan, during a battle in which a monster traded places with her while Carlos was attacking. Carlos was traumatized by this and chose to retire as a Ranger. To help Carlos regain his confidence, Adam returned and helped Carlos train both physically and mentally; even going as far as to teach him how to fight by relying on his instincts rather than his vision. Adam told Alpha, who was also helping, that he missed being a Ranger and revealed he had kept his broken Morpher and damaged Mastodon Power Coin. Alpha warned him not to morph with it as its link to the Morphing Grid was destroyed, rendering it highly unstable. When they were attacked, as Carlos left his Astro Morpher behind, Adam took the risk and morphed into the Black Mighty Morphin' Power Ranger once again.

Seeing Adam take the risk of morphing renewed Carlos' confidence, and he became a stronger Ranger. However, due to Adam's unstable connection to the Morphing Grid, the Black Ranger powers quickly began to fail and left Adam incredibly weak (to a point where he almost died). Adam managed to survive and decided not to risk morphing again. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Always a Chance

Dino Thunder

Adam was featured in a chronicle of Power Ranger history compiled by Tommy Oliver shortly after he formed the Dino Rangers, which was found by the nascent Ranger team in the Dino Lab. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Legacy of Power

Operation Overdrive

Adam wielding the repaired Mastodon Morpher in Once a Ranger

Fully morphed into the Black Ranger

Nearly nine years later, Adam would be called back to action once more. The Sentinel Knight came to ask Adam for help in protecting the jewels of the Corona Aurora, after the Operation Overdrive Power Rangers were disconnected from the Morphing Grid by Rita and Zedd's son Thrax. Adam was more than happy to help, and the Knight restored his Black Ranger powers, albeit permanently this time. Until the Overdrive Power Rangers were able to restore their powers, as the oldest and most experienced veteran Ranger, Adam led the team of four other veteran Power Rangers (or Retro Rangers) in defending the world from Thrax's evil alliance.

He was the only Ranger called in to replace the Overdrive team that did not have any powers outside being morphed. While fighting Chillers, he simply commented "It may be old school, but it gets the job done", referencing how Kira, Tori, Xander and Bridge had powers useful in regular fights while he used martial arts.

Currently, Adam owns a Martial Arts dojo in Angel Grove and retains the newly reconnected Alpha 6 by his side at the dojo, possibly as an assistant. It is implied that his restored powers, as well as the rest of the Retro Rangers' chosen by the Sentinel Knight, still remain intact.

Adam uses the Operation Overdrive arsenal three times in battle. In a fight against Flurious, Adam arrives in Angel Grove on the Hovertek Cycle. In the final battle, Adam takes on Thrax solo and uses the Defender Vest for protection (which was overpowered by the villain). He also used the Flash Point Megazord against Vulturus. However, Adam preferred to use his Power Axe. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Once a Ranger

Super Megaforce

Zeo Rangers in Legendary Battle

Adam returned as a Zeo Ranger with Rocky, Tanya, Trey, and Kat, as part of the army of Legendary Rangers, led by Tommy as the Green Mighty Morphin Power Ranger, that helped the Mega Rangers defeat the Armada once and for all, fighting in a huge battle against hundreds of X Borgs and dozens of Bruisers. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Legendary Battle

Beast Morphers

The other four Mighty Morphin Power Rangers come to help.

Even though it's not officially revealed if Adam was the Black Ranger at the time and not Zack (as both of them share the Mastodon Power Coin), a Black Ranger responded to his old teammate's signal and returned alongside his fellow Mighty Morphin Power Rangers as part of the Legendary Dino Rangers army. When Evox summoned his massive Chimera Zord, his team joined in summoning the Megazord and aiding in its defeat. With Evox on the run again, the teams departed.Tvicon.png TV STORY-Grid Connection

Split History

Shattered Grid

When events set into motion by Lord Drakkon caused the timeline to split into pocket universe, each anchored on a powerset, the Zeo Rangers were split off into their own pocket universe. Adam joins the other Zeo Rangers in celebrating Jason’s time on the team, giving him the gift of his old Morpher & Tyrannosaurus Power Coin that Billy was able to help repair cosmetically. After Jason’s party, Drakkon steals his Zeonizer before Adam notices him sneaking away. He is one of the few Rangers left alive when Drakkon steals his powers, and does not participate in the fight against him due to Drakkon using his Zeo Crystal to power the Green Zeo Sentries. Comicicon.png COMIC STORY- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2018 Annual

After Shattered Grid

He is a kind-hearted friend, and has a lot of excitement about becoming a Power Ranger, certain that he and his friends will be good at it. Adam is also shown to be more nervous than Rocky and Aisha, and after a tough training session, he feels guilty for joking around while fighting. However, after Tommy’s talk with the trio at the juice bar, Adam suits up to fight against a real monster – the Danger Dingo. Comicicon.png COMIC STORY- Go Go Power Rangers Issue 32

He is a kind-hearted friend, and has a lot of excitement about becoming a Power Ranger, certain that he and his friends will be good at it. Adam is also shown to be more nervous than Rocky and Aisha, and after a tough training session, he feels guilty for joking around while fighting. However, after Tommy’s talk with the trio at the juice bar, Adam suits up to fight against a real monster – the Danger Dingo. Comicicon.png COMIC STORY- Go Go Power Rangers Issue 32

Two months after the trio received their powers, they travel to London to battle Nefurious. Adam rescued civilians trapped in cars while also clearing out the horde of Putties on the bridge. After they return to the Command Center, Adam is shown to still be more nervous than Rocky and Aisha at being a Ranger. When Kim and Billy bring up the property damage sustained in London, Adam believes that they did something wrong that caused it. During the subsequent training in the pocket dimension that followed, he is uncertain about following Aisha’s orders over Kim’s. Adam also confesses that he misses the familiarity of Stone Canyon, and has had some trouble adjusting to balancing his life as a Ranger with school. Comicicon.png COMIC STORY- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Boom! Studios) Issue 40

Adam’s uncertainty and nervousness about being a Ranger was exploited by Dayne when he attacked, and his fears were used against him as a distraction so Dayne could get to Tommy. After they are saved by the Omega Rangers, Adam is uncomfortable with continuing on with training like nothing had gone wrong, but also seems nervous about Aisha speaking her own discomfort, as if he didn’t want there to be any more tension between the veterans and themselves. Comicicon.png COMIC STORY- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Boom! Studios) Issue 44

When Trini and Zack return after Kiya’s attack and reveal themselves as the Omega Rangers, Adam believes the two didn’t reveal their identities sooner because they didn’t trust them. After the Rangers rescue the city from Goldar’s monster, Adam is among the Rangers to volunteer tracking Kiya into space. Comicicon.png COMIC STORY- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Boom! Studios) Issue 47 After their ship is blown up by Cavotus and the Rangers are saved by the Ranger Slayer, Adam and Zack have a heart-to-heart. Adam admits that things seemed easier when he wasn’t a Ranger and that it feels like he’s going to die each time he goes into battle, but Zack comforts Adam and says that he is exactly who he needs to be for his team and that things will be alright. Comicicon.png COMIC STORY- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Boom! Studios) Issue 48

When the two Ranger teams are up against Kiya, Dayne, and Garrison, the Stone Canyon prove themselves as Rangers by successfully taking down Dayne. Comicicon.png COMIC STORY- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Boom! Studios) Issue 50

Video games appearance

Power Rangers Key Scanner

Zeo Ranger IV - Green in Power Rangers Key Scanner

Adam as Zeo Ranger IV - Green, appears in the mobile game Power Rangers Key Scanner, among various other Rangers teams.

Family

Ranger Forms

Ranger Costume

As The Black Ranger of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, also retroactively known as Mighty Morphin Black Ranger or Black Mighty Morphin Ranger (unofficial titles). During Season 3, his suit changed slightly, showing the Frog Ninja Coin in his Morpher, rather than the Mastodon Power Coin.

Zords

Arsenal

Appearances: MMPR S2 Episodes 28-38, 40-43, 46, 47, 49, 50, 52, MMPR S3 Episodes 1-4, 6-15, 18, 20-24, 26-33, PRIS episode 25, OO Episodes 20, 21


Black Ninja Ranger

As The Black Ninja Ranger of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

Arsenal

Techniques

  • Replacement: When a Ranger is about to be hit by an attack they replace themselves with their ninja uniform allowing them to escape the attack. It was used by Adam in Final Face-Off

    Adam replacing himself with his uniform

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  • Laser Power: Adam uses a solo version against the Tenga Warriors in A Ranger Catastrophe

    Adam's Laser Power

    Adam's laser hitting Tengas

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  • Cloning: This was first used by Adam where he cloned himself to fight multiple Tenga Warriors in Changing of the Zords.

    Adam and his clone

  • Giant Mode: While fighting against Tenga Warriors Adam increases his size to almost Zord height to where the Tenga Warriors can fit into the palm of his hand and can defeat them by just throwing them in Changing of the Zords.

    Adam's Giant Mode

Appearances: MMPR S3 Episodes 6, 8-10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 24, 25, 27


Metallic Armor

When the Black Ranger dons metallic armor, the white in his suit is replaced with a light silver coat and the black in his suit becomes somewhat metallic. In this form he can execute high speed martial arts moves with added metal-like impact.

Appearances: MMPR S3 Episodes 29-33


Defender Vest

Adam used the Overdrive Rangers' Defender Vest only once in the battle against Thrax. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Once a Ranger

Appearances: OO Episode 21



Ranger Costume

Zords

Arsenal

Attack

  • Zeo IV Power Punch

Appearances: Zeo Episodes 2-14, 16-22, 24-28, 30-41, 43-50, SM Episodes 20 & LBEV


Ranger Costume

Zords

Arsenal

Appearances: Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie, PRT Episodes 2-17, 19


Morph and Roll Call

Mighty Morphin

Zeo

Turbo

Ranger Key

The Zeo Ranger IV Green Key.

The Zeo Ranger IV Green Key is Adam's personal Ranger Key. This key along with the majority of the Core Ranger Keys are seen lining the Command Center's interior walls. This key is mainly used by Jake Holling (Super Megaforce Green) who uses it to fight as Zeo Ranger IV Green.

  • Among several Legendary Ranger modes as he and the others fought against the Armada.Tvicon.png TV STORY-Samurai Surprise
  • When the Super Mega Rangers became the Zeo Power Rangers while fighting Sirjinkor. Tvicon.png TV STORY-The Perfect Storm


Power Rangers Zeo Calendar

  • Adam's age is stated as 18 years old.
  • His date of birth is given as December 12th, making him a Sagittarius.
  • Adam's place of birth is listed as Dallas, Texas.

Appearances in other media

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

Notes

  • Adam is one of the first two characters (along with Tanya) to be written out without his actor's consent. Before him, Austin St. John (Jason Lee Scott), Walter Jones (Zack Taylor), Thuy Trang (Trini Kwan), and David Yost (Billy Cranston) had simply walked out on the show on bad terms, and Amy Jo Johnson (Kimberly Ann Hart) and Karan Ashley (Aisha Campbell) had requested to be written out. During Passing the Torch, only Jason David Frank (Tommy Oliver) and Catherine Sutherland (Katherine Hillard) actually wanted to leave the show, and the producers simply decided to retire Johnny and Nakia's characters as well, possibly out of convenience.
  • Adam is the first character who served as both a Black and Green Ranger.
  • Adam's scenes were not accompanied by the original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers theme in the Power Rangers Operation Overdrive episodes Once A Ranger, due to ownership rights (Saban owning the original theme when Operation Overdrive was produced by Disney with the latter company not buying the song rights since they didn't have plans to use it at the time).
    • Adam also had a more detailed preparation for the morphing sequence and no longer shouts "Mastodon!" or "Black Ranger Power!"
  • Adam is the only Saban Era Ranger to appear in "Once A Ranger."
  • As the first Green Turbo Ranger, Adam is the first Green Ranger to be second-in-command.

Appearances

See Also

References

Black Rangers
Identities
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Adam (alternate continuity)Zack (2016 comic)Zack (alternate continuity)VesperJamie

Secondary Rangers
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Zack PuttyPuttyZaneAbrahamOsamuPsycho BlackBison Shadow RangerEvil Black Overdrive Ranger
Mastodon Sentries

Power Sets
Black RangerBlack Aquitar RangerPhantom RangerBlack Space RangerMagna Defender
Black Wild Force RangerBlack Dino RangerBlack Overdrive RangerJungle Fury Bat Ranger
Ranger Operator Series BlackMegaforce Black RangerDino Charge Black Ranger
Black Ranger (1995 movie)Black Ranger (2017 movie)

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Green Rangers
Identities
TommyAdamCarlosDamonJoelTripCamBridgeXanderZiggyMikeJakeRiley
Tommy (2016 comic)Matthew CookIzzy Garcia

Secondary Rangers
CamilleElephant Ranger
PuttyTomGreen Shadow RangerRobo CarlosGreen CreepGreen Cyborg RangerEvil Time Force Green
Evil CamA-Squad GreenEvil Green Mystic RangerPsycho Green

Power Sets
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Time Force Green RangerGreen Samurai RangerS.P.D. Green RangerGreen Mystic Ranger
Jungle Fury Elephant RangerRanger Operator Series GreenGreen Samurai RangerSuper Megaforce Green Ranger
Dino Charge Green RangerDino Fury Green Ranger

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