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Icon-zeo.pngThis article is about a/an civilian in Power Rangers Zeo, the second season in the Zordon Era.

"I can't believe my brother is a Power Ranger."
―David[src]

David Trueheart is Tommy Oliver's older, long-lost brother who was a major recurring character in Power Rangers Zeo.

History

Past

Shortly after his and Tommy's births, for unknown reasons, they were put up for adoption and went to different families. Whereas Tommy was raised by the Olivers, David was raised by Sam Trueheart and lived on a reservation all of his life.

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During his quest for his Zeo Crystal shard, Tommy encounters Sam Trueheart and is cryptically told that he has a brother before returning to 1996. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Sowing the Seas of Evil

Zeo

After gaining the Zeo Ranger powers, Tommy goes to the desert to find Sam. When he arrives at the desert, a swirl of dust appears from which a man named David appears on a horse so Tommy approaches him and asks him who he was but David doesn't answer and walks away. Tommy pursues David Trueheart through various parts of the desert but David always manages to vanish before Tommy can reach him. Soon after, Tommy is forced to abandon the search to fight Main Drain until later on that day. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Inner Spirit

When he returns after Main Drain's demise, the ground begins to shake. David calls for help as he is hanging off the edge of a cliff. A falcon appears, which Tommy is supposed to touch, but instead he rescues David. David tells Tommy that the falcon has lead him to find him and that a wise old man has given him half of an arrowhead and that, when he finds the other half, he will complete his quest. David asks Tommy for his half of the arrowhead and puts the two halves together, forming a whole arrowhead and thus David i revealed to be Tommy's brother. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Challenges

Tommy is stunned by the news so they sit down together and David reveals that Sam Trueheart is his adoptive father. Tommy wants to know why he has been forced to go on this quest so David explains that the arrowhead contains a very strong power and so has to make sure that Tommy was his brother because they share the responsibility of not letting the arrowhead fall into evil hands. The following day, Tommy takes David to the Youth Center where they stand side by side and watch Rocky and Adam spar. Tommy leaves for a moment when he spots Tanya and Kat so Tommy calls David, Adam, and Rocky over and introduces David to his friends. David and Tommy later spar and David loses the match and is so embarrassed that he leaves the Youth Center in shame. Once outside, David is captured by Cogs as part of a plan by King Mondo to blackmail Tommy into giving him the arrowhead. David is taken to a cave far below the reservation and left there where he finds some cave drawings. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Found and Lost

After the death of Mace Face, one of the paintings comes to life as Autochthon who is enraged by the intrusion and attacks David. However, David escapes the cave when he grabs onto Autochthon as he teleports out to the desert where they are met by the Zeo Rangers. The Red Zeo Power Ranger grabs David and teleports him to safety which enrages him since he thinks that Tommy is a captive and they have doomed him but Zeo Ranger V unmasks and reveals himself to be Tommy. Although angry when learns that Mondo has the full arrowhead, David is left at the Youth Center for safety and later regains his half of the arrowhead before returning to the reservation. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Brother, Can You Spare an Arrowhead?

David Trueheart returns to Angel Grove for a "Catch The Wave" competition where he meets Tommy, Kat, and Rocky at the beach. Tommy comments that he doesnn't know David can surf so David replies that there is a lot that Tommy does not know about him. Sitting on the beach watching Kat in the competition, David notices that the ocean water is changing to a murky green so he and Tommy hurriedly get into their wet suits and swim out to get Kat. David and Tommy has a turbulent time in the water but they reach Kat and all three manage to get to shore safely. Once there, Rocky's Communicator goes off and Kat and Tommy get close to Rocky to hear Zordon but David is mysteriously gone where they look back. David reappears later after the Rangers destroy Leaky Faucet where Tommy asks him where he went and David replies that he had a few things to take care of. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise

David is mentioned one final time as being with Sam at the reservation before the final battle with Louie Kaboom. Tvicon.png TV STORY-The Joke's on Blue

Family

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

  • David Trueheart was portrayed by the late Erik Frank who was the real life older brother of Jason David Frank who played Tommy.
  • Besides his role as Tommy's brother, David was also a red herring for the Gold Ranger like Billy. What he was actually doing in "Oily to Bed" was never revealed for the sake of the mystery.

Etymology

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Notes

Appearances

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References

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