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AbareBlack/Black Dino Ranger

This page highlights the differences between Asuka and Tommy Oliver.

Dino Thunder Black
Black Dino Ranger


Asuka Tommy
He is from the parallel Dino Earth. He is from Earth.
Experienced warrior. Karate master.
Unaffiliated with past Super Sentai teams. Affiliated with past Power Rangers teams.
He works at Dino Curry. He works at Reefside High School.
Wears warrior armor other than his normal attire, and also wields a regular sword. He also has minor telepathic abilities. Has the power of invisibility, does not wear regular armor or use normal weaponry.
Had his powers at the beginning though his broken Dino Harp key prevented him from transforming until it was repaired. Did not have his powers at the beginning and got his powers later after obtaining the Black Dino gem.
Shares the same first name as Asuka Kagura. Does not have another rangers surname.
Had his Abare Mode at the beginning, though he temporarily loses the ability to use it after regaining his powers until he realized the cause behind it. Did not have Super Dino Mode at the beginning and received it in Episode 27.
Has a rivalry with Jannu, who is later revealed to be his wife, Mahoro. Has a rivalry with Elsa, the principal of Reefside High School where he worked.
His connection with the Armor of Darkness is due to being the one for releasing its seal that ended up having it fall in Evolian Hands in the end. His connection with Zeltrax is due to him being his former assistant Smithy whose body was badly injured that Mesogog turned him into a cyborg.
Has been placed into a coma when he overused his power (twice) and has been possessed by the Armor of Darkness before being freed. Has been encased in amber, and later unable to de-morph, then turned invisible and finally put into a coma before recovering.
Is a father, though this fact is not fully acknowledged until near the finale. Is not a father during the events of the series, has a son by the events of Dimensions in Danger
Returned to Dino Earth in the finale with his family and parted ways with his other friends. Decided to remain where he was as a high school Science teacher in the finale.
Fought with a team of Rangers created by AkaRed and the Boukenger against Time Demon God Chronos Helped lead a team of Red Rangers from the original to Wild Force Red (as Zeo Ranger V) against General Venjix and the Machine Empire's remains.
Returned in GoGo Sentai Boukenger vs. Super Sentai for a battle. Did not return in Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger for tribute episode except only in costume for the Legend War. Returned in Power Rangers Super Megaforce as part of a cameo for the final episode, as well as Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel

Has always been AbareBlack. Never became DragonRanger, KibaRanger, OhRed, or Red Racer before.

Started off as the Green Ranger, later became the White Ranger, Zeo Ranger V and Red Turbo Ranger I, .
Never battled against Yamato Tribe Knight Burai, Kou of the Howling New StarGoro Hoshino or himself. Fought against his three past ranger selves in a dream.
Never appeared in any extra seasons. Appeared in Power Rangers Hyper Force to help the Hyper Force Rangers.


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