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"Gold Ranger, ready!"
―Gold Samurai Ranger's Roll Call[src]

Antonio Garcia is Samurai Ranger Light, the Gold Samurai Power Ranger in Power Rangers Samurai and Power Rangers Super Samurai. He can control the element of Light. He is also Jayden's childhood best friend.

Character History

Jayden gives Antonio the OctoZord.

As the Gold Ranger, Antonio is the sixth Ranger of the Samurai Power Rangers. Though his regular job is a fish seller, he is the tech wizard of the group. He also happens to be a childhood friend of Jayden, receiving the OctoZord from him and making a promise to see him again soon.

Antonio takes his role as the Gold Ranger with much enthusiasm and energy. He can be seen as Jayden's opposite, as he is as hyperactive and expressive, while Jayden is reserved and stoic.

Golden Return

Antonio made his debut in Unexpected Arrival, he sent an anonymous letter to Jayden and the other Samurai Rangers, saying "See You Soon." The following day, Mia, Emily, Kevin, and Mike found out about the note, and later headed into battle. When the Rangers had trouble, Antonio appeared and Morphed into the Gold Samurai Power Ranger. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Unexpected Arrival In the following episode, he arrived at the Shiba House, but Ji didn't allow him to join the others initially due to the fact that Ji thought he didn't know the dangers of being a Samurai and did not get the required training. A short time later, though, he did become the 6th Samurai Power Ranger. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Room for One More

Antonio became the tech expert of the group and managed to unlock the ClawZord, Black Box, LightZord, and SharkZord.

Off Duty Ranger

Antonio meets Jayden again.

Sometime later, Antonio decides to take a day off from his ranger duty and enjoy some fishing action. While he is at the docks, he loses his Samurai Morpher and he does not notice it is gone. An armored shell-type Nighlok is sent to destroy the city, and though the Rangers spring into action to counter the threat, they are beaten. They try to contact Antonio but he does not answer, which by now his Morpher is in the hands of Bulk and Spike. The Rangers must defeat an armored Nighlok without Antonio's help. Kevin comes up with a brilliant plan to beat the Nighlok and the Rangers win. Bulk and Spike ditch the Morpher in the spot they had found it, and Emily and Mike find it and Antonio at the docks. They return it to him, as he doesn't even know it's missing. He checks and finds out he has 37 missed calls, however, Mike and Emily don't tell him about what happened. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Shell Game

Fishy Fear

Antonio finally as a Samurai Ranger.

During Tvicon.png TV STORY-Trading Places, Switchbeast, a Nighlok with the power to transport one's soul into an object, switches Antonio's soul into a fish. Antonio is shocked when he finds a cat about to eat him. Just before the cat is about to take a bite, Switchbeast is defeated, and Antonio returns to his body. Antonio faints with shock. In Something Fishy, Antonio has developed a fear of fish, which at one point during in battle, Antonio drops his Barracuda Blade, thinking it was a fish. The other Rangers try to help him, but fail to do so. As the rangers go into battle, Ji gives Antonio the LightZord, and Antonio manages to bring it back to life, giving the team a new Zord. Ji snaps him back into his senses by surprisingly forcing a piece of sushi into Antonio, which he eats with no problem Tvicon.png TV STORY-Something Fishy. After all of the contributions Antonio has brought to the team, Ji reveals that he has fully accepted Antonio as a Samurai Ranger. Tvicon.png TV STORY-The Rescue


Jayden asks Antonio to unlock the Gigazord, but Antonio thanks Jayden for the vote of confidence and votes that Kevin is the best one to unlock Megazord combos, most likely due to the fact Kevin was the one who created the Battlewing Megazord. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Kevin's Choice

Super Megaforce

Antonio reunited with his team in the Legendary Battle

Antonio alongside Mia appears playing the everyday fun song at a concert that the Mega Rangers attended.  Antonio and the other Samurai Rangers returned as part of the army of Legendary Rangers 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

Super Ninja Steel

Antonio fighting alongside Levi.

Antonio returned as the Samurai Gold Ranger after being kidnapped by Lord Draven along with Katherine HillardT.J. JohnsonTrent Fernandez-MercerGia Moran, and Rocky DeSantos and sent to his dimension. Lord Dravon used them to make robotic clones of each Ranger. They were soon rescued by Wesley CollinsGemmaKoda, Tommy Oliver and the Ninja Steel Rangers. Antonio joins the final fight with the Ninja Steel Rangers and the veteran Rangers using his Samurai Morpher and Barracuda Blade. After the battle, Antonio returns back to his dimension with the rest of the Rangers. 

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 Samurai Rangers were split off into their own pocket universe. Lord Drakkon launches a surprise attack and the Rangers get separated and captured. When the timeline was restored, so was Antonio.

Gold Samurai Ranger

As the Gold Ranger, Antonio has access to multiple modes. While morphed, Antonio has shown being able to move as fast as his element (light) by striking multiple enemies using the Legendary Sheath Slash Stealth Maneuver, while to the naked eye, it appears as if he never moved.

Ranger Costume

Antonio morphs into his Ranger costume for close combat and ground battles. To morph he uses his Samurai Morpher.



Appearances: S Episodes 13-20, SS Episodes 1, 4-21, SM Episodes 20 & LBEV, SNS Episode 10

Gold Ranger morphs into his Mega Mode for Megazord battles. To change modes he exchanges his Barracuda Blade for the Mega Blade.

Mega Mode



Appearances: S Episodes 13-20, SS Episodes 1, 4-13, 15-21

Illusion Mode

This mode appeared in the Super Samurai Halloween special Trickster Treat during the first of Trickster's illusions.

This form is exclusive to SS Episode 21

Super Mega Mode

This form is currently exclusive to toyline images as a concept-art.

Appearances: N/A

Gold Shogun Ranger

This form is currently exclusive to concept-art.

Appearances: N/A

Morph and Roll Call

Ranger Key

The Gold Samurai Ranger Key.

The Gold Samurai Ranger Key is Antonio's personal ranger key. This key along with the other 14 Official Sixth Ranger Keys are seen lining the Command Center's interior walls. This key is mainly used by Orion (Super Megaforce Silver) who uses it to fight as the Gold Samurai Ranger.

  • When the Super Mega Rangers became the Samurai Rangers in their fight with Osogain. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Silver Lining

Behind the Scenes



  • He is the first Gold Ranger to have navy accents since Daggeron from Power Rangers Mystic Force.
  • The symbol on his helmet (光) is the kanji for "light".
  • In civilian form, Antonio never truly wears gold outside of his training attire.
  • In the Japanese dub of Power Rangers Samurai, Antonio is voiced by Atsushi Imaruoka.
  • Early scripts listed his name as "Wesley", which was the same as the second (and primary) Red Time Force Ranger.
  • Antonio's fighting style is rather similar to Kendrix, the Pink Lost Galaxy Ranger, as both battle with an underhand grip on their respective swords, a unique style compared to most characters in the Power Rangers canon.
  • Before he readies his Morpher, he spins it for a few seconds before he activates his Morpher. This quirk was first done by Mack Hartford, the Red Ranger of Operation Overdrive.
  • Antonio is the first ranger to not act as a mentor but still create his own powers and morpher.
  • Antonio uses nicknames in his Zords: Octo (OctoZord), Little Buddy (ClawZord), and LZ (LightZord).
  • When Super Samurai was revealed on the Power Rangers site, two interesting Zord related instances appeared on the site, both connected to Antonio. One was a Zord emblem (like the other Rangers) in the shape of a star in his bio. The other was a word puzzle containing the term 'LightZord'.
    • He and his Sentai counterpart have the star motif placed on their personal control podium.
  • Antonio has the most modes that were designed for him, but went unused in the show. His Super and Shark Attack modes are absent from both the show and the toyline (his Sentai counterpart if used), and his Super Mega and Shogun Modes are absent from just the show. Of all of these, Shogun Mode does not have a suit made. Its package image is a digital repaint of the 4" Shogun Red's package image.
  • Antonio unlocked the Black Box and the Shark Zord, but he never got to use them.
    • With the Black Box, this is accurate as, design-wise, it was always meant to be used with a Spin Sword and would not be able to attach to the Barracuda Blade.
  • It should be noted that when he is in his normal mode, he has a silver belt buckle, but when he is in Mega Mode, its gold, most likely to match up with the rest of the suit.
    • This is probably the same reason the Mega Mode design doesn't have navy in it.
  • Antonio is also the only Samurai Ranger not to use Super Samurai Mode.
  • He is also the second Ranger to have the words 'gold' and 'power' in his morphing call. The first was Jason from Power Rangers Zeo with "Gold Ranger Power!"
  • In Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel, Steven Skyler wore a wig because he refused to cut his hair which was long at the time.
  • In Clash of the Red Rangers - The Movie, Steven Skyler was unable to play his role as Antonio.


See Also

Power nav icon.png Icon-samurai.png Power Rangers Samurai & Power Rangers Super Samurai Icon-prss.png
Jayden Shiba - Kevin - Mia Watanabe - Mike - Emily - Antonio Garcia - Lauren Shiba
Samuraizer - Samurai Morpher - Black Box - Power Discs - Spin Sword - Mega Blade - Fire Smasher - Hydro Bow - Sky Fan - Forest Spear - Earth Slicer - Barracuda Blade - Shark Sword - Bullzooka - Mega Mode - Super Mode - Super Mega Mode - Shark Attack Mode - Mega Shark Mode - Shogun Mode - Samurai SUV
Mentor Ji - Farkas Bulkmeier - Spike Skullovitch - Eugene Skullovitch - Cody - Scott Truman
Zords and Megazords
Lion FoldingZord - Dragon FoldingZord - Turtle FoldingZord - Bear FoldingZord - Ape FoldingZord - BeetleZord - SwordishZord - TigerZord - OctoZord - Samurai ClawZord - LightZord - SharkZord - BullZord
Samurai Megazord - Beetle Blaster Megazord - Swordfish Fencer Megazord - Tiger Drill Megazord - Samurai Battlewing - Battlewing Megazord - Octo Spear Megazord - Claw Battlezord - Claw Armor Megazord - Samurai Battle Cannon - Light Megazord - Samurai Shark Megazord - Bull Megazord - Samurai Gigazord - Samurai Lightzord - Samurai Shark Gigazord
Master Xandred - Octoroo - Serrator - General Gut - Moogers - Spitfangs - Furry Warts - Papyrox
Deker - Dayu
Venjix Computer Network: Professor Cog - Grinders
Tooya - Scorpionic - Rofer - Doubletone - Dreadhead - Negatron - Yamiror - Madimot - Desperaino - Robtish - Vulpes - Steeleto - Antberry - Splitface - Arachnitor - Rhinosnorus - Sharkjaw - Sergeant Tread
Armadeevil - Switchbeast - Eyescar - Crustor - Skarf - Duplicator - Grinataur - Epoxar - Maldan - Trickster - Pestilox - Fiera - Gigertox - Gred
TommyTreyJasonZhaneMagna DefenderMikeRyanEricMerrickCamTrentSamDaggeronTyzonnGemGemmaAntonioRobo KnightOrionIvanLeviNateSteelAiyon

Secondary Rangers
TomTommy (movie)Phantom RangerPsycho SilverRita (2017 movie)JoeTrek

Power Sets
Green RangerWhite RangerGold RangerPhantom RangerSilver RangerMagna DefenderTitanium RangerQuantum RangerLunar Wolf RangerGreen Samurai RangerWhite Dino RangerOmega RangerSolaris KnightMercury RangerRanger Operator Series GoldRanger Operator Series SilverGold Samurai RangerRobo KnightSuper Megaforce Silver RangerDino Charge Gold RangerNinja Steel GoldBeast Morphers GoldBeast Morphers SilverDino Fury Gold Ranger
White Ranger (movie)Green Ranger (2017 movie)HyperForce GreenSupersonic GreenPsycho Green

Gold Rangers
TreyJasonDaggeronGemAntonioIvanLeviNateDino Fury Gold

Secondary Rangers
Sentinel Knight

Power Sets
Gold RangerSolaris KnightSentinel KnightRanger Operator Series GoldGold Samurai Ranger
Dino Charge Gold RangerNinja Steel GoldBeast Morphers Gold RangerDino Fury Gold Ranger

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