|This article is about a/an ranger in Power Rangers Ninja Storm.|
Waldo "Dustin" Brooks is the Yellow Wind Ranger of the Ninja Storm Rangers.
- 1 History
- 2 Video game appearances
- 3 Ninja Powers
- 4 Yellow Wind Ranger
- 5 Ranger Key
- 6 Gallery
- 7 Behind the Scenes
- 8 Notes
- 9 Appearances
- 10 See Also
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
When Lothor broke out of the Abyss, Dustin temporarily became evil alongside his teammates. They battled the Dino Rangers but are set free by their comrades. The Ninja and Dino Rangers then team up to battle Lothor and Mesogog's combined forces, with Dustin teaming up with the Blue Dino Ranger Ethan James. Afterwards, the Wind Rangers lose their powers for good, leaving things to the next generation.
Dustin and the other Ninja Rangers returned as part of the army of Legendary Rangers 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.
Video game appearances
Power Rangers Key Scanner
Dustin as Yellow Wind Ranger, appears in the app videogame Power Rangers Key Scanner, amoung various other Rangers 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
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 actor in Super Sentai footage from Hurricaneger was Yasuhiro Takeuchi (竹内 康博 Takeuchi Yasuhiro) & his suit actor in US/NZ footage was Takahiro Honma (本間 崇寛 Honma Takahiro) and his substitute was Hiroo Minami (南博男 Minami Hiroo). His stunt double is Tomohiko Akiyama (秋山 智彦 Akiyama Tomohiko).
- 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."