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Shinken Red/Red Samurai Ranger

This page highlights the differences between Kaoru Shiba and Lauren Shiba.

Shinken Red (2)
Red Samurai Ranger (2)

Differences

Kaoru Lauren
Kaoru is full Japanese. Lauren is of Japanese ancestry, but mixed-race and retains her Japanese last name.
Kaoru is the true "lord" of the Shiba House. Lauren is the true eldest, eligible head of the Shiba House.
Kaoru has no familial relation to Takeru Shiba until she adopts him. Lauren is Jayden Shiba's big sister.
Kaoru takes over duties as Shinken Red as Takeru leaves. Lauren was planning to fight alongside Jayden, to which Jayden declines, citing the need for clear leadership.
Kaoru has two known battle modes. Access to three. Lauren has four known battle modes. Access to seven.
Kaoru has a caretaker. Lauren returns to the Shiba House alone.
Kaoru is a little bit cold when she first arrives but respects the other Shinkengers. Her reluctance to interact with the rest of the team stems from the dilemma about the kagemusha. Lauren is pretty friendly with the group once she arrives.
Kaoru has a full transformation sequence. Lauren is only seen doing instant morphs.
Kaoru is younger than the Red Ranger she replaced. Lauren is older than the Red Ranger she replaced.
Kaoru returned in Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger for tribute episode & later on in Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle in costume for the Legend War. Lauren did not return in Power Rangers Super Megaforce for the Legendary Battle.
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