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"Tricera Power, Blue Ranger!"
―roll call as Blue Dino Ranger[src]

Ethan James is the Blue Dino Ranger of the Dino Rangers

Retroactively, he is also referred to as the Dino Thunder Blue Ranger or Blue Dino Thunder Ranger, though these are in reference to the show, as opposed to proper labels.

Ethan is the group nerd, often found on the computer or playing video games. But he is also very smart and sarcastic and isn't afraid to stand up for himself when pushed. During the season finale, he asks out Angela, a pretty girl he meets in line for the latest sci-fi film and takes her to the school dance. Playing into the fact that the entire Dino Thunder season was an homage to the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Ethan shares some similarities with former Power Ranger Billy Cranston, they are both Blue Rangers, considered computer geeks, and they both have Zords modeled after Triceratops.

By the year 2025, Ethan has developed the technology that S.P.D. currently uses.


Dino Thunder

Day of the Dino

Ethan was a skilled hacker and computer expert at Reefside High School, whose pranks got him in trouble with Principal Randall. While serving detention with two other students (Conner McKnight and Kira Ford) under the new science teacher, Dr. Thomas Oliver, Ethan found a Dino Gem and gained superhuman powers. He found that he could make his skin impenetrable.

Eventually, he also learned how to morph into the Blue Dino Ranger. He controlled the Tricerazord (and for a short time the Stegazord), and used the Tricera Shield. He also piloted the Mezodon Megazord in its final battle.

Ethan using his Triceratops power.

Ethan is an avid gamer. One time, he was cheating at a game, trying to get the secret code, and a monster zapped him into it. There he met Beldorf, a wizard in the game. Ethan escaped from the game and learned that you have to be cautious at all times when you're a Power Ranger.

Super Dino Mode

Ethan was the third Dino Ranger to unlock his Super Dino Mode. He unlocked it during a battle with the White Drago Ranger, Trent Fernandez. Trent had defeated Kira and was on the verge of killing her, when Ethan and Conner went into Super Dino Mode and defeated him.

Another time, a strange meteor crashed on Earth. The meteor had the power to release a side of yourself that was usually hidden. For Ethan, it was a competitive side that came out, as he was seen being a workfiend and acting like an airhead (much like Conner McKnight.)

Ethan also had trouble with a bully at school, Derrick, who was frustrated about his abilities in soccer, so he took out his frustrations on Ethan. Ethan wasn't afraid to stand up for himself, but he also knew that there were better ways to deal with a bully. Ethan used his computer to show the bully what was wrong with his kicking on a virtual 3D video. It worked, and the issue was resolved.

When Trent returned to the side of good, Ethan had a little trouble trusting him, but eventually learned to trust him.

Ethan also developed a relationship with Cassidy Cornell, using an internet on-line dating service. Ethan learned that while Cassidy was a good person, she was just insecure. He helped her to be nicer to people, though. In the end, because of Cassidy's constant reporter duties and Ethan's Power Ranger duties (unknown to Cassidy at the time), Ethan and Cassidy decided to be friends.

Ethan was visiting a museum one day, when he saw Egyptian hieroglyphics. He decided to translate them and ended up being cursed. Though he didn't believe it at first, after a series of unfortunate events, he learned it was real. Kira went to the museum to get the rest of the hieroglyphics to learn to break the curse. This brought Tutenhawken to life as he attacked the city. Kira brought the writings back and they learned that only in the air Tutenhawken could be defeated and the curse broken. Ethan used his brand new Hovercraft Cycle that Hayley built to defeat him.

Ethan also learned to be humble and deferential. There was a video game competition going on at Hayley's Cyberspace, and Ethan wasn't practicing. He won the tournament from last year and believed that he didn't need to practice. Ethan's impolite cockiness cost him the tournament title though, as he took second place to Cassidy's cameraman and friend, Devin Del Valle.

In A Test of Trust, Ethan, Conner, and Kira reflected on their first year as Power Rangers. They were talking about Ethan, and they decided that Ethan's reputation was definitely a lot better than it was before.

The Last Day of the Dino

In the final battle against Mesogog, the five Dino Rangers pool all of their power into one final attack to destroy Mesomonster. While the attack is successful, it sapped all of the power from the Dino Gems, leaving only Ethan's Tricera Skin power intact. He goes to the prom with a girl named Angela.

20 years later, Ethan will have created new technological equipment that is used by the Power Rangers S.P.D..


Meeting S.P.D. Rangers

Conner, Kira, and Ethan meeting the B-Squad S.P.D. Rangers

In the year 2025, a criminal named Broodwing purchased the Red, Blue, and Yellow Dino Gems on the planet Onyx. At his 1-year high school reunion, Ethan is brought to the future by Broodwing where he and his fellow Rangers rejects Broodwing's alliance proposal, recovers their Dino Gems and escape while they are chase by several Krybots.

After they destroy the Krybots, they're attacked and confronted by Broodwing, who again offers an alliance that Ethan , Kira, and Conner once again rejects, until the B-Squad shows up to protect these civilians from Broodwing's attack. After Broodwing withdraws, the B-Squad introduce themselves as the Power Rangers, but the trio reveal that they're the Power Rangers.

Ethan and the other Dino Rangers are given a grand tour of the Delta Base and are introduced to Doggie and Kat. The Dino Rangers are determined to help against Broodwing, but the S.P.D. Rangers insist that it's too risky.

Seeing in the screen the difficult battle that pass B-Squad against a Krybots army the Dino Rangers insist on helping, but Cruger says if anything should happen to them, this future might not exist. Despite Cruger's warning, the Dino Rangers show up anyway to help the S.P.D Rangers in the battle. Fortunately, Dr. Kat, searching their Morphers in the S.P.D. database and regenerated them.

Ethan teams up with Sky and Bridge against Krybots.

All nine Power Rangers morph into their Ranger forms and using their respective power ups. During the battle, Ethan teams up with Sky and Bridge against some Krybots. Ethan in his Super Dino Mode impulsed by Sky and Bridge, attacks some Krybots with his descomunal strength as a result while Sky and Bridge destroy several Krybots.

With their memories wiped, the Dino Rangers are sent back to the past in Reefside

The Dino Rangers assemble the Z-Rex Blaster and send Gruumm running. All ten of the Power Rangers come together to celebrate their victory over Gruumm. Ethan, Kira, and Conner want to stay and help out, but the S.P.D. Rangers convince them that they will go on to lead exciting and significant lives. After that, Ethan, Conner, and Kira have their memories wiped and are sent to the past in order to prevent them from knowing too much about their futures.Tvicon.png TV STORY-History

Second encounter with S.P.D. Rangers

Ethan sees the inseparate appearance of Gruumm's Space Ship in the sky.

At some point in 2004 after Conner receives his Battlizer, Gruumm made his temporal trip from the wormhole. At Reefside High, Ethan is playing his video game while Conner gives him a suggestion. When he, Trent, Kira, and Conner witness a spaceship hovering over the school.

Ethan and the other Dino Rangers go into the woods talking about the strange Space Ship that appears in the sky until Zeltrax with some Tyrannodrones interrupts the conversation, the four Dino Rangers prepare to fight against him. However, Ethan like the other Dino Rangers witness that Gruumm's Space Ship transports Zeltrax away in the ship, walking in the woods with more questions about what happened with Zeltrax after he is transported in the Space Ship until they see another ship, later meeting Jack, Z, and Bridge. Ethan listening about the mission of the S.P.D. Rangers came to defeat Emperor Gruumm, when they detected Troobian energy in Reefside, Ethan and the other Dino Rangers decided to join them due to that Zeltax also joins forces with Gruumm, implying that it is also his and their fight.

Ethan and the other Rangers surrouned by the army of Tyrannodrones and Krybots

Meeting again with Jack and Bridge, immediately Ethan and the other Rangers sees the fight with Tommy against Zeltrax. However, an army of Tyrannodrones and Krybots appear before them, led by a Vine Monster, a Green Monster and a Spotty-Eyed Monster, everyone morphed into their Ranger forms and fight against the monster army. Fortunately reinforcements meaning more Rangers like Sam, Syd, Sky, and Doggie, appear in the battle but are surrounded by Krybots and Tyrannodrones. Despite not being too many, the Rangers decide not to give up and fight.

Ethan, Sky and Bridge against Green Monster.

Ethan teams up again with Sky and Bridge, Ethan attacks the Green Monster with a fly kick, while Sky and Bridge help him against the monster, while the three Rangers evading the Green Monster's blasters showing teamwork. Later, he joins his team when forming the Z-Rex Blaster to help the S.P.D. Rangers and their Canine Cannon on a final blast against the army.

Following their victory Ethan had his memory erased by the S.P.D. Rangers to not interfere with the timeline. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Wormhole

Mission Training

Ethan in Rex's Ranger database.

He is shown on the screen of the viewers registered database, Ethan in the archive footage as the Blue Dino Ranger is seen during the morphing sequence with his fellow Dino Rangers, while Rex Ranger is learning the 1 new movements to Matt and Trevor. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Power Rangers - Mission Training


Ethan along with the other Dino Rangers and other Ranger teams are seen in Troy's premonition about the Legendary Battle. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Mega Mission

He and the other Rangers are seen again in another of Troy's dream/vision about the Legendary Battle. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Stranger Ranger

Super Megaforce

Ethan returning alongside his fellow Rangers

Ethan returned with his fellow Dino Rangers, while Dr. O fought with his old team as the Green Mighty Morphin Power Ranger, 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. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Legendary Battle

Beast Morphers

"Bye, everybody!"
―Ethan on returning to his home.[src]

Ethan and his fellow Dino Rangers joining the fight.

Ethan is one of the Dino Rangers that respond to Jason's signal and returns from a portal alongside Kira and Conner joining the fight as part of the Legendary Dino Rangers army. When after the rest of the Rangers turned into their Ranger forms, Conner along with the other Dino Rangers fight against Goldar, Snide, Robo Blaze, Robo Roxy, and his several foot soldiers.

Ethan, Kira, and Conner destroy Snide.

He proceeds with his teammates Kira and Conner in their Super Dino Modes, combine their weapons forming the Z-Rex Blaster and destroying Snide. When the battle seemed won, the Legendary Dino Rangers combine all their weapons into the Dino Power Ultra Blaster and manage to destroy Goldar Maximus.

Evox arrives and says that the real fight begins now, Ethan as a witness sees how Evox is using the geode to summon his newest Zord, the Chimera Zord. He and the other Dino Rangers are attacked by the evil Zord. The Legendary Dino Rangers summon their respective Zords. All three Megazords try to fight against the Chimera Zord, but it proves to be too powerful for them, Devon manages to summon the Beast-X King Zord and join in the fight. Devon and the Dino Charge Rangers combine their Zords into the Dino Charge Megazord Beast-X King Formation. With the combined might of all three Megazords, the Ranger teams combine their blasts into one powerful energy beam, destroying the Chimera Zord as Evox retreats.

The Dino Rangers trust that the Grid Battleforce Rangers can destroy Evox.

With the fight over, the Ranger teams regroup in the quarry, with the Dino Charge Rangers regaining their Energems and Keeper regaining his staff. Ethan, Kira, and Conner note that Evox is not done yet, but just like the rest, they trust that the Grid Battleforce Rangers can destroy Evox. Afterwards, the Mighty Morphin and Dino Thunder Rangers return to their dimension. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Grid Connection

Split History

Shattered Grid

Ethan seen how Conner is attacked by the Black Dragon Cannon used Mastodon Sentry.

When events set into motion by Lord Drakkon cause the timeline to split into a pocket universe, each anchored on a powerset, the Dino Rangers are split off into their own pocket universe before Drakkon then attacks them. Comicicon.png COMIC STORY- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2018 Annual

When Zordon and Alpha 5 patch Jen Scotts’s technology with Zordon’s teleportation technology and sends a warning across time and space to all the various Ranger groups, Ethan, Kira and Conner morph into their Ranger forms are seen battling against Lord Drakkon's Mastodon Sentries, during the battle he witness that Conner is affected by the Black Dragon Cannon. Comicicon.png COMIC STORY- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Boom! Studios) Issue 27

His Dino Morpher was later seen at Drakkon's lair, concluding that he may have been captured by Lord Drakkon and held on the moon base. Comicicon.png COMIC STORY- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Boom! Studios) Issue 30

Ethan's timeline is later restored by the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers after they defeated Drakkon.

Video game appearances

Power Rangers Key Scanner

Blue Dino Ranger in Power Rangers Key Scanner

Ethan as Blue Dino Ranger, appears in the app videogame Power Rangers Key Scanner, amoung various other Rangers teams.

Power Rangers Dash

Blue Dino Ranger in Power Rangers Dash.

Ethan along the other Dino Rangers are among all the Ranger teams which appear in the Korean-developed mobile game Power Rangers Dash.

Genetic(s) Powers

  • Tricera Skin: Due to the Blue Dino Gem, Ethan has the power to make his skin impenetrable and as hard as a rock, similar to the scales of a Triceratops. His skin turns scale-like and goes blue when he uses this power.

Blue Dino Ranger

Blue Dino Ranger

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Appearances: DT Episodes 2, 3, 5-18, 20-38, S.P.D. Episodes 31, 35, SM Episodes 20 & LBEV, BM S2 Episode 13

Super Dino Mode

"Super Dino Mode!"
―Transformation call[src]

Super Dino Mode
Super Dino Mode is an ability to the Blue Dino Ranger eventually utilize. By drawing energy from his Dino Gem, they go through an almost feral transformation. His helmet roars, the patterns on his suit transform into spiked armor, and their strength increases greatly.

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Appearances: DT Episodes 14, 22, 27, 34, 35, 38, S.P.D. Episode 31, BM S2 Episode 13

Morph and Roll Call

Ranger Key

The Blue Dino Ranger Key.

The Blue Dino Ranger Key is Ethan'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 Noah Carver (Super Megaforce Blue) who uses it to fight as the Blue Dino Ranger.

Behind the Scenes



See Also

Power nav icon.png Power Rangers Dino Thunder Icon-dt.png
Conner McKnight - Ethan James - Kira Ford - Tommy Oliver - Trent Fernandez-Mercer
Dino Gems - Dino Morpher - Brachio Morpher - Drago Morpher - Triassic Morpher - Triassic Battlizer Morpher - Thundermax Saber - Tyranno Staff - Tricera Shield - Ptera Grips - Brachio Staff - Drago Sword - Z-Rex Blaster - Super Dino Mode - Shield of Triumph - Triassic Battlizer - Raptor Riders - Raptor Cycles - Dino ATVs - Hovercraft Cycle - Triceramax Command Center Truck
Hayley Ziktor - Sensei Kanoi Watanabe - S.P.D. Rangers - Cassidy Cornell - Devin Del Valle - Anton Mercer
Ninja Rangers: Shane Clarke - Tori Hanson - Dustin Brooks - Hunter Bradley - Blake Bradley - Cameron Watanabe
Zords and Megazords
Tyrannozord - Tricerazord - Pterazord - Brachiozord - Dragozord - Stegozord - Cephalazord - Dimetrozord - Parasaurzord - Ankylozord - Mezodon Rover
Thundersaurus Megazord - DinoStegazord - Mezodon Megazord - Triceramax Megazord - Valkasaurus Megazord
Mesogog - Elsa - Zeltrax - White Ranger Clone - Tyrannodrones - Triptoids
Evil Space Ninjas: Lothor - Izzy & Pupperazi - Zurgane - Kelzaks
Aerial Assault Craft - Birdbrain - Pollinator - Donkeyvac - Demagnetron - Dysotron - Goldenrod - Scorpex - Megalador - Creature - Angor - Rojobot - Insectolite - Fossilador - Termitetron - Ka-Ching - Mad Mackerel - Copyotter - Other World Monster - White Terrorsaurus -Terra Assault Craft - Jupitor - Tutenhawken - Thornox - Deadwood - Horn-Rimmed Monster - Jade Gladiator - Skortch - Nosey the Clown - Squidrose - Croco D'Vile - Rumba Monkey - Rude Elf - Fridgia - Ruby Dragon - Ugly Monster
Zords: Replicantzord - Zelzord
Power nav icon.png Power Rangers S.P.D. Icon-spd.png
B-Squad: Jack Landors - Sky Tate - Bridge Carson - Z Delgado - Syd Drew
Sam - Officer Tate - Doggie Cruger - Kat Manx - Nova Ranger
Delta Morphers - Patrol Morpher - Omega Morpher - Kat Morpher - Nova Morpher - Magna Morpher - Deltamax Strikers - Canine Cannon - Delta Blasters - Shadow Saber - S.P.D. Battlizer - Delta Enforcers - Delta Cruiser - Delta Patrol Cycles - Delta ATV - Uniforce Cycle - S.W.A.T. Truck
Piggy - Isinia Cruger - Dino Rangers - T-Top
S.P.D.: Supreme Commander Fowler Birdie - Sergeant Silverback - Boom - R.I.C.
Zords and Megazords
Delta Runner 1 - Delta Runner 2 - Delta Runner 3 - Delta Runner 4 - Delta Runner 5 - Omegamax Cycle - Delta Base - S.W.A.T. Flyer 1 - S.W.A.T. Flyer 2 - S.W.A.T. Flyer 3 - S.W.A.T. Flyer 4 - S.W.A.T. Flyer 5
Delta Squad Megazord - Omegamax Megazord - Delta Max Megazord - Delta Command Megazord - S.W.A.T. Megazord
Troobian Empire
Emperor Gruumm - Mora/Morgana - Broodwing - Krybots - Blue-Head Krybots - Orange-Head Krybots
A-Squad Rangers
Charlie - Blue - Green - Yellow - Pink
Other Villains: Zeltrax - Tyrannodrones
Praxis - Ringbah - Parsnippity - Scaleface - Rhinix - Hydrax - Bugglesworth - Giganis - Sinuku - Debugger - General Benaag - Drakel - General Valko - Tomars - Wootox - Katana - Invador - Changtor - Green Eyes - Shorty - Devastation - Mysticon - Al - Slate - Mirloc - Stench - Thresher - Gineka - Chiaggo - Delapoo - Blobgoblin - One Eye - Silverhead - Professor Mooney - Bork - Herock - Dragoul - Kraw - Icthior - Spotty-Eyed Monster - Green Monster - Vine Monster - Delex - Roswell - Crabhead - Spiketor - Lazor - Cricket Monster - Jackal Monster - Demon Monster - Heater Monster - Jail Bird Monster - Tentacle Monster
Troobian Empire Robots
Mega Drill - Ringbah's Robot - Sinuku's Ninja Robot - Marato - Robot of Destruction - Gigabot - A-Squad's Megazord
Power nav icon.png Power Rangers Beast Morphers Icon-gobusters.png
Devon Daniels - Ravi Shaw - Zoey Reeves - Nate Silva - Steel - Tyler Rinker
Beast-X Morpher - Striker Morpher - Beast-X Visor - Morph-X Keys - Beast-X Blaster - Beast-X Saber - Striker Saber - Cheetah Beast Blaster - Cheetah Claws - Beast-X Ultra Blaster - Beast-X King Activator - Beast-X King Ultra Bow - Beast-X Spin Saber
Grid Battleforce: Commander Shaw - General Burke - Betty Burke - Ben Burke - Blaze - Roxy - Megan - Cole
Civilians: Mayor Adam Daniels - Muriel Reeves - Joey - Regina Collins - Dr. Walsh - Kerry Dixon - Mike Reeves
Captain Chaku - Doctor K - Colonel Mason Truman - Keeper
Legendary Dino Rangers:Tyler Navarro - Koda - Chase Randall - Riley Griffin - Shelby Watkins - Sir Ivan of Zandar - Conner McKnight - Ethan James - Kira Ford - Jason Lee Scott - Billy Cranston - Zack Taylor - Trini Kwan - Kimberly Ann Hart
Beast Bots

Cruise - Smash - Jax - Steel

Zords & Megazords
Racer Zord - Wheeler Zord - Chopper Zord - Wrecker Zord - Jet Zord - Beast-X King Zord - Reptillobeast
Racer Zord Battle Mode - Beast-X Megazord - Wrecker Zord Battle Mode - Striker Megazord - Beast-X Ultrazord - Beast-X King Zord Battle Mode - Beast-X King Megazord - Beast-X King Ultrazord
Leader: Evox/Venjix
Generals: Scrozzle - Blaze - Roxy - Vargoyle
Foot Soldiers: Tronics - Gigatronics
Zords: Ripperzord - Chimera Zord - Omegadrone
Season One: Cycletron - Needletron - Shoveltron - Slicertron - Meltatron - Railtron - Vacuutron - Antennatron - Drilltron - Tooltron - Clonetron - Tubatron - Tubatron 2.0 - Burnertron - Turbotron - Shockatron - Spiketron - Infernotron
Season Two: Drilltron 2.0 - Trappertron - Gamertron - Keytron - Digitron - Controlatron - Dumbbelltron - Boxertron - Tiaratron - Bulldozertron - Thieftron - Clawtron - Antennatron 2.0 - Railtron 2.0
Season One: Cycledrone - Needledrone - Shoveldrone - Slicerdrone - Meltadrone - Raildrone - Vacuudrone - Antennadrone - Drilldrone - Tooldrone - Delta Gigadrone 1 - Clonedrone - Tubadrone - Tubadrone 2.0 - Burnerdrone - Turbodrone - Shockadrone - Unidentified Gigadrone 1 - Unidentified Gigadrone 2 - Spikedrone - Delta Gigadrone 2 - Infernodrone
Season Two: Drilldrone 2.0 - Trapperdrone - Gamerdrone - Keydrone - Digidrone - Controladrone - Alphadrone - Betadrone - Gammadrone - Deltadrone - Tiaradrone - Bulldozerdrone - Unidentified Gigadrone 3 - Unidentified Gigadrone 4 - Thiefdrone - Clawdrone - Antennadrone 2.0
Sledge's Crew
Sledge - Snide - Poisandra - Wrench - Fury - Curio - Vivix
Ryjack - Goldar - Putty Patrollers - Triptoids
Blue Rangers
Billy CranstonCestroRocky DeSantosJustin StewartT.J. JohnsonKai ChenChad LeeLucas KendallMax CooperTori HansonEthan JamesSchuyler TateBridge CarsonMadison RoccaDax LoTheo MartinFlynn McAllistairKevinNoah CarverKodaPreston TienRavi ShawOllie Akana
Billy Cranston/1995 movieBilly Cranston/World of the CoinlessSergeCenozoic Blue RangerBilly Cranston/2017 movieEddie BanksLina SongNikolai ChukarinBlue Emissary

Secondary Rangers
NinjorAuric the ConquerorBlue SenturionBlake BradleyJungle Fury Shark RangerJames NavarroHeckylKiyaYale of Saard
Billy PuttyPuttyBobbyWilliamBilly CloneStanford WinnerBlue Shadow RangerRobo JustinBlue CreepPsycho BlueBlue Cyborg RangerEvil Time Force BlueShark Shadow RangerEvil BlakeA-Squad BlueEvil Blue Mystic RangerEvil Blue Overdrive RangerCenozoic era Blue RangerRobo Blue Space Ranger
Blue Battalion RangerBlue Blitz RangerBlue Prism RangerBlue Lightning RangerBruteOrisonth

Power Sets
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