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Waldo "Dustin" Brooks is the Yellow Wind Ranger of the Ninja Storm Rangers.
Dustin is the "comic book geek" of the Wind Rangers and was a fan of previous Rangers, who were considered urban legend by ninjas. He is somewhat naive and gullible but has a heart of gold. Dustin can also be described as a "dudebro."
He has extreme skills with motocross, and works at the bike store Storm Chargers.
In the beginning of the series, before becoming a Ranger, he was at the low end of the class at the Wind Ninja Academy. When Lothor captured the academy and its students, Dustin was of the three remaining students left.
Early on, his teammates questioned his dedication when he spent too much time with Blake and Hunter Bradley, who turned out to be the evil Thunder Rangers. Dustin proved himself worthy of being a Ranger again and again.
Dustin was happy when Blake and Hunter turned out to be allies and welcomed Cam to the team as the Green Samurai Ranger.
Dustin thought Marah, Lothor's evil niece was turning good and trusted her to help the team defeat Lothor. She ended up betraying him and Dustin felt used, though she seemed to truly develop feelings for the Yellow Ranger.
On one instance, Dustin switched placed with Sensei on accident. Luckily, it was temporary.
Dustin, along with Shane and Tori found out that they were destined to take place in an ultimate battle with Lothor. He used his Earth powers to expel Lothor to the Abyss of Evil (after Lothor took his Ranger powers). Dustin then graduated from the Wind Academy and stayed on as an instructor.
By the end of the series, Dustin has grown and matured a lot but his personality remains much the same.
Legacy of Power
After almost a year, when Lothor finally manages to escape the Abyss of Evil. Meanwhile, after beating their students, Tori, Shane, and Dustin find a message from "Sensei" telling them where to meet him.
The Ninjas meet with Sensei to discover that Lothor has returned. When he gives them new Wind Morphers, they are put under an evil spell. Dustin becomes evil alongside his teammates. It turns out to be Lothor who has captured Sensei and now plans to use the Wind Rangers for his evil plan.
When Lothor shows up with some new friends he made in the Abyss to once again take on the Wind Ninja Academy, Dustin, Shane, and Tori morph into the Wind Rangers after so much time and begin attacking the Wind Ninja Academy.
The Wind Ninjas don't stand a chance against the Wind Power Rangers. As a result Lothor bottles up the Wind Ninja Students and leaves the destroyed Ninja Academy.
Later, the Wind Rangers and Lothor's forces attack Reefside. Conner, Ethan, and Kira are challenged by the Wind Rangers, each Wind Ranger fight with each Dino Ranger and Dustin fights against Ethan. During the fight between Dustin and Ethan, Dustin without the slightest effort, and with his agility, dodges all of Ethan's attacks and easily defeats him by kicking him. With the help of Lothor's forces, the Wind Rangers defeat the Dino Rangers, forcing them to retreat while Cam, Hunter, and Blake watch the fight from above. They watch as the Wind Rangers beat the Dino Rangers, this also causes Mesogog to be intricate by these Evil Rangers.
Teaming up with the Dino Ranger
When Ethan investigates the Power Rangers Database from his laptop, he sees that the Wind Rangers defeated 100 of Lothor's army of monsters. At the same time, Conner affirms that he only can defeat the Wind Rangers. Unfortunately, the Wind Rangers arrived at Hayley's Cyberspace, after Shane scared everyone except the Dino Rangers away with his wind attack. The two teams come face to face with their respective color, Dustin with a serious and intimidating expression face to face with Kira, Conner insists they meet somewhere else. Shane suggests the Hubble Bridge, and the Wind Rangers leave Hayley's Cyberspace with a Ninja streak.
In the Hubble Bridge, the Wind Rangers show up and give a wind attack to the Dino Rangers. Starting the battle and during the fight, due to that Ethan use his Tricera Skin given a difficult time to Dustin and using his Underground Movement to trick and unexpectedly attack Ethan, while each one finished using their powers. Dustin continues fighting against Ethan. When Dustin and his teammates were about turned into their Ranger forms, Hunter, Cam, and Blake join their comrades against the Dino team in battle, cheating that they also joined Lothor's Army. But they trick them into taking the right Power Discs, which reverses Lothor's spell, Dustin and his teammates return back to the good side.
Back at the Dino Lab, Dustin and the other Rangers listening on how Hunter, Blake, and Cam explain that Sensei came to their rescue just in time. All the Rangers are ready to take down Lothor. Tommy and Sensei remind them that this won't be easy and they will have to try their best.
The Dino Lab's screen shows Lothor and Mesogog's army, deducting that Lothor forms an alliance with Mesogog, all the Rangers going to the battlefield.
The Ninja Rangers and Dino Rangers morph into their Ranger forms and prepare for the battle. Dustin with his teammates and the three main Dino Rangers riding their motorcycles attacking Lothor and Mesogog's forces. When he and the other Rangers are riding their motorcycles, Dustin team up with Ethan to destroy Bald Loser, later all the Rangers destroy Lothor's bodyguards.
The Rangers are celebrating their victory when Marah and Kapri show up on the scene to release the captured Ninja students. All the Power Rangers gather together and celebrate their victory over Lothor.
Afterwards, the Wind Rangers lose their powers, leaving things to the next generation. All the Rangers gather together to watch Blake win his race and the trophy.
He is shown on the screen of the viewers registered database. Dustin in the archive footage as the Yellow Wind Ranger is seen during the morphing sequence with his fellow Wind Rangers, while Rex Ranger is learning the 1 new movements to Matt and Trevor.
Dustin along with the other Ninja Rangers and other Ranger teams are seen in Troy's premonition about the Legendary Battle.
He and the other Rangers are seen again in another of Troy's dream/vision about the Legendary Battle.
After the apparently death of Vrak, Dustin is seen briefly with the other Rangers in Troy's premonition about the Legendary Battle.
Emperor Mavro was defeated, but the remaining thousands of X Borgs still stand. Tommy gathered all the existing Power Rangers, Dustin returned with his fellow Ninja Rangers and his powers are somehow fully restored, 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 Dustin and the Legendary Rangers.
When events set into motion by Lord Drakkon caused the timeline to split into a pocket universe, each anchored on a powerset. The Ninja Rangers were split off into their own pocket universe, unbeknownst to them are placed.
Dustin ventually received Zordon's call through the Morphin Grid and was among numerous Rangers who rallied to his pocket dimension led by the Quantum Ranger for the last stand against Lord Drakkon, reunited in the Command Center.
Battle on the Moon
Dustin along with the other Rangers have their Morphers upgraded by Doctor K, while the other Rangers ugraped their Morphers, he take this opportunity to meet Jack Thomas the Hyperforce Yellow, showing him his Lion Hammer. Dustin also say to him that his Liom Hammer can make earthquakes, he along with the other Ninja Rangers drive the Thunderstorm Megazord and prepared among other Rangers to teleport on the moon of the World of the Coinless for the fight against Drakkon against his Ranger Sentries, led by Jason Lee Scott.
During the battle on the moon of the World of the Coinless, Dustin and the rest of the Ninja Rangers (except Cam) driving the Storm Megazord they grouped with the other Rangers piloting their respective Megazords; Wild Force Megazord, Dragonzord Battle Mode and Shogun Megazord as they confront the evil Zord Serpentera. However, they are killed by the evil Zord.
Dustin's timeline was later restored by the Mighty Morphin Rangers after they defeated Drakkon.
Video game appearances
Power Rangers Key Scanner
Dustin as Yellow Wind Ranger, appears in the app videogame Power Rangers Key Scanner, among various other Ranger teams.
Due to their Ninja training, The Wind rangers have several special powers common to ninjas, them being:
- Superhuman Speed: Due to their Ninja training, Dustin and his teammates can move faster than the eye can see, often used in high speed rush attacks.
- Enhanced Strength: When Sensei inhabited Dustin's body, he demonstrated that Dustin had physical strength vastly superior to that of Shane, able to send a monster flying with a single blow.
- Enhanced Agility: Dustin and his team mates can leap higher than an average person.
- Stealth: Dustin and his team mates can evade detection by normal persons.
- Mind Block: Dustin and his team mates can focus his inner energies to resist mental attacks and manipulation.
- Earth Manipulation: Dustin can control earth and enter the ground to move and fight.
- Duplicating: Dustin has the ability to spilt into two separate fighters.
- Ninja Beams: Dustin can fire yellow energy lasers from his Wind Morpher.
- Jake Brooks - Father
- † Unnamed - Grandmother (mentioned)
Yellow Wind Ranger
As the Yellow Earth Ranger, Dustin has ninja powers of Earth. As such, he is capable of fighting underground and moving through the earth. He can also split into two fighters.
Appearances: NS Episodes 1-16, 18-38, DT Episodes 31, 32, SM Episodes 20 & LBEV
Morph and Roll Call
The Yellow Wind Ranger Key is Dustin'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 Gia Moran (Super Megaforce Yellow) who uses it to fight as the Yellow Wind Ranger.
- When the Super Mega Rangers became the Wind Rangers and the Thunder Rangers while fighting Tentacus.
Behind the Scenes
- Dustin is played by Glenn McMillan.
- As the Yellow Wind Ranger, his suit actors were Takahiro Honma (本間 崇寛 Honma Takahiro) and Hiroo Minami (南博男 Minami Hiroo). (And Yasuhiro Takeuchi (竹内 康博 Takeuchi Yasuhiro) in Super Sentai footage from Hurricaneger).
- Dustin very contrasts with his Sentai counterpart, Kouta Bitou, who was more mature and a strict planner.
- Dustin's personality is similar to Shane's counterpart, Yousuke Shiina.
- Tori reveals in "Beauty and the Beach" that Dustin's real name is Waldo.
- Dustin first hinted at the idea of a Green Ranger being in the series in Episode 11 when he said, "Maybe we can trade him in for a new Ranger. Maybe a green one."