|This article is about a/an set of rangers in the Power Rangers franchise.|
- For information about Rangers wearing this color in Super Sentai, see Sentai Black.
- For the individuals solely referred to as the Black Ranger, see Zack Taylor or Adam Park.
The Black Ranger is a designation given to several Power Rangers characters. Black Rangers are often part of the core Ranger team. When the Black Ranger is not in the core five Rangers, this position is usually taken by a Green Ranger. This doesn't include Mighty Morphin, Turbo, Lost Galaxy, Jungle Fury, RPM, Dino Charge and Dino Fury, which featured both. Dino Charge is the first time that the Black Ranger replaces a Yellow Ranger. There has never been a female Black Ranger in the TV series, excluding Legendary Ranger Mode in Super Megaforce. However, the team of Power Rangers HyperForce has a female Black Ranger in the form of Vesper Vasquez, and other female Black Rangers have appeared in the comics.
In a similar case to the controversy surrounding Thuy Trang's casting as the first Yellow Ranger, there was controversy surrounding Walter Jones' casting as the first Black Ranger, Zack - as it was considered racist due to Jones being African-American (this correlation was noted by the segment on Power Rangers in VH1's I Love the '90s). Jones stated he was originally cast as the Blue Ranger, but he felt he would be more recognizable as the Black Ranger, as such, the Blue Ranger served as the team's intellectual in contrast to the comic relief position held by his Sentai counterpart, the archetype given to Zack, whose Sentai counterpart was the serious one of the team. However, unlike the case with Trini, there would be one more African-American Black Ranger, Will Aston in Operation Overdrive, although there was not as much controversy surrounding this casting in comparison to that of Jones; not to mention, there have not been any African-American Black Rangers since then.
Main Black Rangers
These are Rangers who belong on the main team, and are protagonists of the show. They are also the first to appear as that specific color designation for the team.
These are Rangers that exist in non-canon versions, made by official parties.
Heroes with Debatable Ranger Status
These are heroes in the main canon that have been officially categorized with other Rangers across various series in some form.
Unique Evil Rangers
These are Rangers with unique or highly re-stylized Ranger forms.
Clone Evil Rangers
These are Rangers based off of pre-existing Rangers.
Black Rangers who can assume Enhancement Modes.
Legendary Ranger Modes
Additional Black Modes
Black Ranger costumes/forms from teams never before seen in the franchise that first appear on Super Megaforce.
Chronological List of Black Rangers
- Zack Taylor (Walter Jones) and Adam Park (Johnny Yong Bosch) are the first and second Black Power Rangers in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
- A Putty Patroller is the Black Mutant Ranger. The putty was given the Black Badge of Darkness and served as Rita Repulsa's counterpart to the Black Power Ranger in episode "Mighty Morphin Mutants".
- The shape-shifting monster, Primator, assumed the form of the Black Ranger in the episode, The Wanna-Be Ranger.
- Zane is the Dark Black Ranger. He was unwillingly transformed by Lord Zedd in episode "Green No More, Part I", who sought to create his evil counterpart of the Black Power Ranger.
- Abraham (Johnny Yong Bosch) is the ancestor of Adam Park from the year 1880 and was the Black Wild West Ranger when Kimberly Hart was transported through time and had to fight a monster in the past.
- Adam Park was also the Black Ninja Ranger in the third season of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
- Cenozoic era Black Ranger is the first Black Power Ranger in Power Rangers (2017), though the character is never seen.
- Zack Taylor (Ludi Lin) is the second Black Power Ranger in Power Rangers (2017).
- Corcus (Alan Palmer) is the Black Alien Ranger in Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers. Took part in the final battle against the United Alliance of Evil.
- The Phantom Ranger is a mysterious warrior who aids the Rangers in Power Rangers Turbo. Took part along with Blue Senturion in the final battle against the United Alliance of Evil.
- Carlos Vallerte (Roger Velasco) is the Black Space Ranger in Power Rangers: In Space. Carlos was formerly the second Green Turbo Ranger in Power Rangers: Turbo.
- The Magna Defender (Kerrigan Mahan) is a mysterious warrior who eventually aids the Rangers in Power Rangers Lost Galaxy. He eventually sacrifices himself to save Terra Venture in the episode, Redemption Day. Mike Corbett (Russell Lawrence) is the second Magna Defender in Power Rangers Lost Galaxy and the successor to the original Magna Defender.
- Danny Delgado (Jack Guzman) is the Black Bison Ranger in Power Rangers: Wild Force.
- Dr. Thomas "Tommy" Oliver (Jason David Frank) is the Black Brachio Ranger in Power Rangers: Dino Thunder.
- Anubis Cruger (John Tui) is the S.P.D. Shadow Ranger in Power Rangers: S.P.D.. His suit has the attributes of a black ranger, at the same time, metallic blue.
- Will Aston (Samuell Benta) is the Black Overdrive Ranger in Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive.
- Jungle Fury Bat Ranger transforms from the Bat Animal Spirit in Power Rangers: Jungle Fury.
- Dillon (Dan Ewing) is the Ranger Operator Series Black (Ranger Black) in Power Rangers R.P.M..
- Jake Holling (Azim Rizk) is Megaforce Black in Power Rangers Megaforce.
- Chase Randall (James Davies) is the Dino Charge Black Ranger in Power Rangers Dino Charge.
- Javi Garcia (Chance Perez) is Dino Fury Black in Power Rangers Dino Fury.
- In the Sentai version of the show, the Black Ranger usually serves as second in command.
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