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"Red Ranger, Rescue ready!"
―Carter's roll Call.[src]

"Time to end this, once and for all!"
―Carter's most famous line before trying to kill Queen Bansheera with his Battle Booster.[src]

"Ceremony's over Bansheera!"
―Carter when he and the other Lightspeed Rangers confronted Queen Bansheera for the final battle.[src]

Carter Grayson is a Mariner Bay firefighter and the Red Lightspeed Ranger and the leader of the Lightspeed Rangers.

He is also referred to as Red Lightspeed Rescue Ranger or Lightspeed Rescue Red Ranger, though these are more in reference to the show than proper labels.


Early Life

As a child, Carter was saved from a burning building by a mystery firefighter. This encounter led him to follow in his savior's footsteps and become a firefighter himself. He later found this mystery firefighter to be none other than Captain Mitchell. Over the years, Captain Mitchell kept a close eye on Carter, watching him become a fireman and saw he had the potential to be a great Power Ranger and leader.

Lightspeed Rescue

Carter Grayson was one of Mariner Bay's best firefighters. His daredevil maneuvers risked his life, but saved those in danger. Carter is brave, headstrong, and quick thinking. Carter was the first to accept his role and took up the position of team leader as the Red Lightspeed Ranger, and courageously led the Rangers against Diabolico's forces. As the Red Ranger, Carter is a strong leader, however he is strict and by-the-book.

During the series, he develops feelings for Dana, but it's unknown if he has expressed them yet, though the feelings seems to be mutual. An example is in the episode "The Last Ranger," when the Rangers, save Dana, lose their memories, Carter sees Dana get hurt and it restores his memories.

Carter bravely took down Queen Bansheera in a final battle, tossing her into the Shadow World for good. After Lightspeed Rescue disbanded, he returned to being a firefighter.

Time Force

The Lightspeed Rangers in Time For Lightspeed.

When Vypra returned from the dead and began terrorizing Silver Hills, Carter reunited the Lightspeed Rescue Rangers, who helped the Time Force Rangers defeat the undead demon princess once and for all.

Wild Force

Carter in Forever Red.

When remnants of the Machine Empire's forces unearthed Serpentera to destroy Earth, Carter teamed up with 9 other Red Rangers and traveled to the moon to stop them. He teamed up with Red Space Ranger Andros against Steelon.

Dino Thunder

The Lightspeed Rangers were 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

Super Megaforce

Carter with Dana and Ryan greeting the Mega Rangers.

"Don't worry guys! We've got this!"
―Carter before he saves a man.[src]

Carter and Dana investigate the aftermath of Emperor Mavro's Armada attacks. Then later, he, Dana and the other Lightspeed Rangers joins every Legendary Ranger legion in defeating the final Armada foot soldiers.Tvicon.png TV STORY-Legendary Battle

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 Lightspeed Rangers were split off into their own pocket universe. Lord Drakkon then attacked them. Despite being struck by a Dragon Cannon, Carter retained his Ranger powers and was recovered by Jen and Kimberly. During the battle against Lord Drakkon's Forces he uses his Battlelizer, fighting alongside other Red Rangers. 

When the timeline was restored, so was Carter.

Video game appearances

Power Rangers Key Scanner

Red Lightspeed Ranger in Power Rangers Key Scanner

Carter as Red Lightspeed Ranger, appears in the app videogame Power Rangers Key Scanner, amoung various other Rangers teams.


As a career fireman, Carter's priority has always been the well-being of others. In his debut scene, he refuses to leave a burning building that's about to collapse without retrieving the civilians trapped inside. At the end of Lightspeed Rescue, he even urges his friends to close the lid of the tomb to the Shadow World so he can sacrifice himself to stop the demons from being unleashed. Carter's dutifulness to protect others is somewhat misguided. He never took a day off, even when Captain Mitchell gave the Rangers crystal clear orders to take a day off and relax. This was because he believed to help others, he must put himself through intense training, even if he isn't happy with it. It wasn't until a pep talk from Captain Mitchell did Carter finally realized even selfless people need time to themselves once and a while.

Carter is shown to be a brave individual with a warrior's pride. He refuses to retreat even when it was clear the resurrected and empowered Trifire and Magmavore were overpowering their Lightspeed Megazord and would rather die fighting. He could also be impulsive, sometimes performing actions that would result in more casualties if not for Captain Mitchel's guidance. He eventually learns to listen to Captain Mitchel's orders to retreat, realizing it's better to live to fight another day than to die for nothing. Carter also has a sharp battle instinct, shown when the Lightspeed Solarzord seemingly destroyed Diabolico and again when the Lightspeed Megazord seemingly destroyed Queen Bansheera, he concluded it was way too easy and accurately deducted during the second time that Queen Bansheera escaped, rather than being destroyed.

Ranger Powers

Ranger Costume



Appearances: LR Episodes 1-40, TF Episode 33, WF Episode 34, SM Episodes 20 & LBEV

Ranger Costume

Appearances: LR Episodes 35, 38, TF Episode 33

Ranger Costume


Transformation failure in LR Episode 11

Morph and Roll Call

Legendary Ranger Devices

The Red Lightspeed Ranger Key.

The Red Lightspeed Ranger Key is Carter’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 Troy Burrows (Super Megaforce Red) who uses it to fight as the Red Lightspeed Ranger. Although it has not been used, it has been seen in toy form.

Lightspeed Rescue Dino Charger

The Red Lightspeed Ranger is one of the Rangers that represent the Lightspeed Rangers for the Lightspeed Rescue Dino Charger, released as part of a special set of Dino Charger Power Packs. In Lightspeed Rescue's case, it featured the Red Lightspeed Ranger, the Titanium Ranger, the Lightspeed Megazord, and the Lightspeed Rescue title. This Charger was paired with the In Space Dino Charger.

"Legendary Red Star! Activate!"
―announcement in the DX Ninja Battle Morpher

The Lightspeed Rescue Red Ninja Power Star is a special Ninja Power Star that bears the likeness of the Lightspeed Rescue Red Ranger and is marked with the kanji for "red". This will be a part of the upcoming Ninja Steel toyline and it's currently unknown if it will have a in-show appearance.

Behind the Scenes



  • Although never referred to as it in the show, Carter's Ranger file for Lightspeed Rescue lists his Ranger designation as "Red 1."
  • Due to his guest appearances in both Time Force and Wild Force, Carter is the last Ranger to have appeared for three shows in a row.
  • Carter's last name was originally "Greer."


See Also


Power nav icon.png Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue Icon-prlr.png
Carter Grayson - Chad Lee - Joel Rawlings - Kelsey Winslow - Dana Mitchell - Ryan Mitchell
Rescue Morpher - Titanium Morpher - Rescue Blaster - Rescue Bird - Battle Boosters - V-Lancer - Titanium Laser - Lightspeed Cycles - Rescue Rover - Trans Armor Cycle
Captain William Mitchell - Angela Fairweather - Galaxy Rangers - Time Force Rangers - Cole Evans
Zords and Megazords
Rail Rescue 1 - Rail Rescue 2 - Rail Rescue 3 - Rail Rescue 4 - Rail Rescue 5 - Pyro Rescue 1 - Aqua Rescue 2 - Aero Rescue 3 - Haz Rescue 4 - Med Rescue 5 - Max Solarzord - Omegazord 1 - Omegazord 2 - Omegazord 3 - Omegazord 4 - Omegazord 5
Lightspeed Megazord - Supertrain Megazord - Lightspeed Solarzord - Omega Megazord - Lifeforce Megazord
Queen Bansheera - Prince Olympius - Diabolico - Loki - Vypra - Jinxer - Batlings
Ghouligan - Magmavore - Quakemon - Whirlin - Fireor - Gold Beaked Monster - Elestomp - Striking - Cyborg Rangers - Smogger - Trifire - Liztwin - Demonite - Thunderon - Falkar - Troika - Cobra Incarnate - Thunderclaw - Shockatron - Spellbinder - Moleman - Cyclopter - Mantevil - Vilevine - Freezard - Infinitor - Birdbane - Memorase - The Gatekeeper - Furnace Monster - Ghoular - Flowar - Mermatron - Fire Wasp - Aquafiend - Arachnor - Treevil
Triskull - Ghouls
Power nav icon.png Icon-goseiger.png Power Rangers Megaforce & Power Rangers Super Megaforce Icon-gokaiger.png
Troy Burrows - Noah Carver - Jake Holling - Gia Moran - Emma Goodall - Robo Knight - Orion
Gosei Morpher - Robo Morpher - Legendary Morpher - Legendary Silver Morpher - Power Cards - Legendary Ranger Keys - Mega Blaster - Super Mega Blaster - Super Mega Saber - Dragon Sword - Phoenix Shot - Snake Axe - Tiger Claw - Shark Bowgun - Megaforce Blaster - Robo Blaster - Super Silver Spear - Ultra Mode - Ultra Sword - Super Mega Mode - Super Mega Cannon - Legendary Ranger Modes
Gosei - Tensou - Mr. Burley - Ernie
Legendary Rangers: Tommy Oliver - T.J. Johnson - Cassie Chan - Leo Corbett - Damon Henderson - Karone - Carter Grayson - Dana Mitchell - Wesley Collins - Casey Rhodes - Jayden Shiba - Mike - Emily
Zords and Megazords
Gosei Dragon Mechazord - Gosei Phoenix Mechazord - Gosei Snake Mechazord - Gosei Tiger Mechazord - Gosei Shark Mechazord - Lion Mechazord
Sea Brothers Zords - Land Brothers Zords - Sky Brothers Zords - Ultra Change Zord - Knight Brothers Zords - Gosei Ultimate Command Ship - Gosei Jet
Super Megaforce
Super Mega Skyship Zord - Super Mega Jet Zord - Super Mega Wheeler Zord - Super Mega Racer Zord - Super Mega Sub Zord - Q-Rex Drill/Dinozord
Delta Runner Zord - Mystic Dragon - Red Lion Wildzord - Ninja Zord - Turbo Falcon Zord
Gosei Great Megazord - Sea Megazord - Land Megazord - Sky Megazord - Ultra Gosei Great Megazord - Gosei Grand Megazord - Gosei Great Grand Megazord - Gosei Ultimate Megazord - Gosei Jet Megazord
Super Megaforce
Legendary Megazord - Q-Rex Megazord - Legendary S.P.D. Megazord - Legendary Mystic Force Megazord - Legendary Wild Force Megazord - Legendary Samurai Megazord - Legendary Q-Rex Megazord - Legendary Ninja Megazord - Legendary RPM Megazord - Ultimate Legendary Megazord
Warstar Aliens: Vrak - Admiral Malkor - Creepox - Loogies - Zombats
Toxic Beasts: Bigs - Bluefur
The Robots: Metal Alice
The Armada: Prince Vekar - The Messenger - Damaras - Argus - Levira - Emperor Mavro - Redker - X Borgs - Bruisers - Royal Guards
Venjix Computer Network: Professor Cog - Grinders
Warstar Aliens: Scaraba - Yuffo - Virox - Dragonflay - Beezara - Dizchord
Toxic Beasts: Hisser - Psychotick - Shadow Serpent - Distractor - Mummy - Kesaran - Gremlin - Skyfish - Nojoke - Dream Snatcher - Glytcher
The Robots: Rotox - Rotox DX - Rico the Robot - Water Rotox Army
The Armada: Headridge - Tentacus - Cybax - Skatana - General Peluso - Matacore - Pacha Chamak - Gorgax - Osogain - Skeltox - Sirjinkor - Invidious - Desolar - Turtlelini - Tranceferer - Armada Megazord - Tresnag - Drill Horn - Yellzor - Levira Megazord
Red Rangers
Rocky (1995 movie)Jason (2016 comic)BrittJason (2017 movie)MarvGrace

Secondary Rangers
Twin ManJustinRockoFaraiRobo T.J.CrashPsycho RedRed Cyborg RangerEvil Time Force Red
Lion Shadow RangerEvil ShaneEvil HunterCharlieOfficer TateEvil Red Mystic Ranger
Evil Red Overdrive RangerMr. ShibaGrand ShogunDaneMickRobo Red RangerBlaze

Power Sets
Red RangerRed Aquitar RangerZeo Ranger V RedRed Turbo RangerRed Space Ranger
Galaxy RedRed Lightspeed RangerTime Force RedQuantum Ranger
Red Wild Force RangerRed Wind RangerCrimson Thunder RangerRed Dino RangerS.P.D. Red Ranger
Red Mystic RangerWolf WarriorRed Overdrive RangerJungle Fury Red RangerRanger Operator Series Red
Red Samurai RangerMegaforce RedSuper Megaforce RedDino Charge Red RangerNinja Steel Red
Beast Morphers RedDino Fury Red
Red Ranger (movie)