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A collection of Black Rangers as of Ninja Steel (Boom! Studios).

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.

Super Megaforce Rangers as Black Rangers

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 MorphinTurboLost GalaxyJungle FuryRPM, 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.

Historic/Alternate Rangers

These are Rangers that exist in alternate or expanded versions of the main canon, or in past/future points in time of the main canon.

Non-Canon Rangers

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.

Enhancement Modes

Black Rangers who can assume Enhancement Modes.

Legendary Ranger Modes

Female Black

Female versions of the Black Rangers as seen in Super Megaforce. Costumes/Forms transformed by Super Megaforce Yellow Ranger and Super Megaforce Pink Ranger are equipped with skirts.

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

Keys

Notes

  • In the Sentai version of the show, the Black Ranger usually serves as second in command.

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