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"Blazing Lion!"
―roll call[src]

"We may not be Power Rangers anymore and our Wild Zords may be gone, but their spirits still live inside us!"
―Cole Evans[src]

"I am Cole Evans, Blazing Lion!"
―alternate roll call[src]

Cole Evans is the Red Lion Wild Force Ranger (also referred to as the Red Wild Force Ranger or the Red Lion Ranger), the Red Ranger of the Wild Force Rangers. Cole is approximately 21 years old at the beginning of the series.

History[]

Pre-Wild Force[]

Cole was born on August 25, 1981[1] to scientists Richard and Elizabeth Evans. Together with their colleague, Dr. Viktor Adler, the Evans took their infant son Cole with them on an expedition to the Amazons to find evidence of the Animaria. Viktor Adler, who had feelings for Elizabeth, was hurt by her marriage to Richard and subsequent pregnancy, believing she and the group's success to be rightfully his. The trio of scientists found seeds which were the remnants of the original Master Org.

Viktor saw this as a way to gain power to get revenge on Richard and Elizabeth and ate the seeds, becoming the new Master Org. As he hunted down the couple, Elizabeth hid Cole in the wilderness, leaving him a picture of his family and the Red Lion Crystal. Victor eventually caught them and killed them, however, he did not find Cole. Cole was found by a tribe of natives (made up of the descendants of the original inhabitants of the kingdom of Animaria[2]) who raised him as their own. Cole, his parents and Dr. Adler are all presumed dead in a "tragic accident" by the civilized world.

Wild Force[]

Cole's life in the wilderness has greatly prepared him to be a Ranger. He has amazing agility, sharp senses and thinks on his feet. When the natives felt Cole was old enough, they gave him a few items they found on him as a baby: a torn picture of his parents and the Red Lion Crystal. With only these two things to go on, Cole left the wilderness for the city of Turtle Cove to find his destiny (or "life path"). Shortly thereafter, he was found by Princess Shayla and the Wild Force Rangers and chosen by the Red Lion to be the Red Wild Force Ranger.

Originally a stranger in a strange world, Cole, with the help of the other Rangers, adapted to this new world and led the Power Rangers Wild Force as he was destined to do. He swears his life to protecting the Earth and his friends, he lets nothing stop him from keeping his promise.

When getting to know his fellow teammates, he formed easy friendships with everyone except Taylor. His sudden promotion to leader of the group caused friction between him and the Yellow Ranger who'd been leading the team prior to his arrival. The two eventually come to a mutual understanding, Taylor learning to respect Cole as a leader and Cole valuing her experience as the longest serving member of Wild Force. Upon learning the death of his parents, Taylor encouraged him to believe that his parents were still alive until they were all confronted by Master Org who kidnapped them. Though Cole learns that the former Dr. Adler was responsible for the death of his parents, he chooses not to take his revenge against the man, refusing to lower himself to his level.

Forever Red

When Master Org returned from the ashes of the Nexus and destroyed their Animal Crystals and Growl Phones, Cole refused to give up, opting to fight against the now gigantic Org without his powers. However, the Wild Zords were revived and with their help, the Rangers destroyed Master Org and the Org Heart once and for all. With the threat of the Orgs gone, Cole relinquished his powers to Princess Shayla, who returned to the Animarium to sleep once more. After visiting his parents and even Dr. Adler's graves placing flowers on all their graves, Cole decided to use his talents to help animals in need wherever he roamed, wishing Dr. Adler found peace.

Dino Thunder[]

Wild Force Rangers legacy of power

Cole in Tommy's Ranger history video diary.

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

Megaforce[]

Cole along with the other Wild Force Rangers and other Ranger teams are seen in Troy's premonition about the Legendary Battle. Tvicon TV STORY-Mega Mission

He and the other Rangers are seen again in another of Troy's dream/vision about the Legendary Battle. Tvicon TV STORY-Stranger Ranger

After that the Mega Rangers meet Robo Knight, Cole is seen in a flashback when Troy relates his visions about the Legendary Battle. Tvicon TV STORY-Prince Takes Knight

Super Megaforce[]

When the Mega Rangers receive the new Legendary Morphers, what makes the Mega Rangers access to Legendary Mode, Cole along with other Rangers are seen briefly in another vision/flashback, when Gosei talk about to the Mega Rangers to take the form of the past Rangers using the Legendary Ranger Keys. Tvicon TV STORY-Super Megaforce

PRSM-Wild Force Rangers

Cole with his fellow Wild Force Rangers in the Legendary Battle.

Emperor Mavro was defeated, but the remaining thousands of X Borgs still stand. Tommy gathered all the existing Power Rangers, Cole returned with his fellow Wild Force Rangers as part of the army of Legendary Rangers led by Tommy 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. After the demise of the X Borgs, Tommy shook hands with Troy and teleported off along with Cole and the Legendary Rangers. Tvicon TV STORY-Legendary Battle

Dino Fury[]

Wild Force Ranger ins Dino Fury Season 2 the Festival

Cole with the other Wild Force Rangers in the Legendary Ranger database.

Zayto brings up how different Ranger teams had motorcycles for transportation, showing Aiyon and Solon the Mighty Morphin Rangers' Shark Cycles and the Wild Force Rangers' Savag Cycles. Solon does not see the need for a motorcycle as the Dino Fury Rangers can already teleport. Tvicon TV STORY-The Festival

Zayto activates the Legendary Ranger Database, showing Master Blue that Master Green came to them after the Dinohenge statues were destroyed and restored them to normal. Also, Zayto says that he found Ranger teams who were saved in their darkest moments through unexplained reasons and shows them three specific moments. Including the Legendary Battle where all the Legendary Rangers including Cole and the other Wild Force Rangers coming to the aid of the Megaforce Rangers in the Legendary Battle and helping them defeat an entire army of the Armada's X Borgs. Tvicon TV STORY-Morphin Master

Personality[]

Cole is comparative, kind-hearted and has a love for animals and the wilderness and, as such, he immediately fell in love with his new home on the Animarium. His empathetic connection with nature allows him to communicate with not only animals (which include the Wild Zords) but humans as well.

He once tried to appeal to the heart of Barbed Wire Org, only to find with his senses that the Org lacked one, much to Cole's shock. However, he was able to tell that Ransik was telling the truth about wanting to help destroy the Mut-Orgs in "Reinforcements from the Future", and that Jindrax and Toxica were telling the truth about wanting to help them stop Master Org and rescue Princess Shayla in "Sealing the Nexus". He even forgave the late Viktor Adler for the murder of his parents, placing flowers on Adler's grave. Cole is a bit inexperienced in the ways of civilized man but approaches each new challenge with zeal such as learning to ride his Savage Cycle.

Imitations[]

  • Red Lion Shadow Ranger was created by the Duke Org Onikage, using Cole's shadow. Later, when Cole destroyed Onikage's shadow and the original Onikage is destroyed as a result, the Red Lion Shadow Ranger disappeared. Tvicon TV STORY-The Master's Herald, Pt. 2

Red Lion Wild Force Ranger[]

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Ranger Costume

Powers and Abilities[]

Powers[]

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Attacks[]

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Abilities[]

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Weaknesses[]

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Arsenal[]

Zords[]

Appearances: WF Episodes 1-40; SM Episodes 20 & LBEV

Red Savage Warrior

Ranger Costume


Red Savage Warrior Guard mode

Guard Mode


Powers and Abilities[]

Powers[]

to be added

Attacks[]

to be added

Abilities[]

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Weaknesses[]

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Arsenal[]

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Appearances: WF Episodes 23, 25, 26, 39

Relationships[]

Allies[]

Rangers[]

Family[]

Others[]

Enemies[]

Villain Groups[]

Orgs[]
Machine Empire[]
Armada[]

Family[]

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Others[]

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Behind the Scenes[]

Portrayal[]

Design[]

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Etymology[]

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Legendary Ranger Devices[]

GaoRed Ranger Key

The Red Lion Wild Force Ranger Key.

The Red Lion Wild Force Ranger Key is Cole'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 Lion Wild Force Ranger. It has also been used by Noah Carver on one occasion.


PRSM-Wild Force Red Lion Ranger Key (translucent)

The Wild Force Red Lion Ranger Key translucent.

The Red Lion Wild Force Ranger Key translucent is Cole's exclusive Ranger Key and also variant of the original Wild Force Red Lion Ranger Key. This Ranger Key was never seen in the series and is exclusive by a Legendary Ranger Keys toyline.



Wild Force Charger

Wild Force Dino Charger

The Red Wild Force Ranger represents the Wild Force Rangers for the Wild Force Dino Charger that was originally planned to be part of Dino Charger Power Pack Series 3, but was ultimately never released. This Charger would've been paired with the Time Force Dino Charger.


Wild Force Red Ninja Power Star

Wild Force Red Ninja Power Star

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

The Wild Force Red Ninja Power Star is a special Ninja Power Star that bears the likeness of the Wild Force Red Ranger and is marked with the kanji for "red". This star is exclusive to the Ninja Steel toyline.


Notes[]

  • Originally the ending to "The End of the Power Rangers" was going to state that Cole become a veterinarian just like Kakeru Shishi (his Sentai Counterpart) but was aborted for unknown reasons. However, there is a picture of Cole that shows him as a veterinarian in the final scene.[3]
  • Ricardo Medina, Jr., Cole's actor, would return in Power Rangers Samurai as the villain Deker.
    • Doing so led some fans to assume that Cole's turned evil. This was, however, not true, as Deker died after the battle with Jayden while Cole appeared as the Red Wild Force Ranger in Power Rangers Megaforce series finale episode "Legendary Battle".
  • Cole is the first Red Ranger whose main weapon is not a sword.
  • Cole is the only Wild Force Ranger to appear morphed in every episode.
  • At the end of the series finale "The End of the Power Rangers", Cole's gravestone is missing when he visits his parents with those of his parents moved closer together. It can be presumed that Cole revealed himself to the authorities following the final battle with Master Org.
  • Cole is always wearing headband/bandana is based on Sylvester Stallone, in particular to his interpretation of John Rambo from the Rambo/First Blood series of military/guerrilla-themed action films.

Appearances[]

Power Rangers Key Scanner[]

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Red Wild Force Ranger in Power Rangers Key Scanner

Cole as Red Wild Force Ranger appears in the app videogame Power Rangers Key Scanner, among various other Ranger teams.

Power Rangers Dash[]

Red Wild Force Ranger in Power Rangers Dash

Red Wild Ranger in Power Rangers Dash.

Cole along with the other Wild Force Rangers among all the Ranger teams which appear in the Korean-developed mobile game Power Rangers Dash.

Power Rangers Collectible Card Game[]

Collectible Card Game Wild Force Red Lion Ranger

Wild Force Red Lion Ranger in Power Rangers Collectible Card Game.

Cole as Wild Force Red Lion Ranger appears in the American trading card game Power Rangers Collectible Card Game, among various other Rangers.

Power Rangers Action Card Game[]

Power Rangers Action Card Game Red Wild Force Ranger

Wild Force Red Lion Ranger in Power Rangers Action Card Game.

Cole as Wild Force Red Lion Ranger appears in the American trading card game Power Rangers Action Card Game, among various other Rangers.

Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid[]

Cole appears using Animarium Armor, appears in the board game Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid as a playable character.

See Also[]

References[]

Footnotes[]


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