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Fighting Spirit is the twenty-seventh episode of Power Rangers Dino Thunder. This episode marks the first appearance of the Black Dino Ranger's Super Dino Mode as well as his past Ranger forms except for the Red Turbo Ranger.
Tommy falls into a coma, while trying to return visible and must face his former Ranger forms in a battle for his life. Meanwhile, the other Rangers must fight a new and improved White Terrorsaurus without their powers.
Tommy reveals to the other Rangers that Hayley has found a way to make him visible again, using his Dino Gem. Hayley reiterates that she's against it, as the risk is too high. Meanwhile, Elsa uncovers a powerful crystal in the caves. Tommy undergoes the experiment and is returned to normal, but put in a coma in the process. Elsa presents the crystal to Mesogog. It has the same properties as the Dino Gems.
The White Ranger clone presents his new White Terrorsaurus, which uses the crystal as a power source. Hayley and the other Rangers bring Tommy to the hospital for medical treatment. A breaking news reports shows that the White Terrorsaurus is attacking Reefside. The Rangers run off to stop it. Meanwhile inside Tommy's head, he finds himself in a strange place. He is surprised to be welcomed by Zeo Ranger V Red.
Zeo Ranger V challenges Tommy to a fight for his life. Meanwhile, Trent shows up to help against the White Terrorsaurus. After defeating Zeo Ranger V Red, Tommy finds himself facing off against the White Mighty Morphin Power Ranger. The White Terrorsaurus strips the Rangers of their powers. Tommy uses some new moves to defeat the White Ranger. But then he must face his greatest challenge, the Green Mighty Morphin Power Ranger.
The other Rangers gain the courage through Tommy to take on White Terrorsaurus without their powers. After defeating his past selves, the three Rangers come together and congratulate Tommy for his courage and return to him his Dino Gem. The other Rangers are glad to see Tommy alive and well. The legendary Dr. Tommy Oliver is back in action.
Tommy morphs into the Black Dino Ranger along with his newly uncovered Super Dino Mode to take on the White Terrorsaurus. The Black Ranger uses the Brachio Staff to defeat the monster. As the Terrorsaurus explodes, the Rangers powers are released and restored. With the White Terrorsaurus now giant, the Rangers must call upon Super Dino Mode to give them strength. The Thundersaurus Megazord powers up and destroys White Terrorsaurus once and for all. Tommy thanks the other Rangers for all their support.
- James Napier as Conner McKnight/Red Dino Thunder Ranger
- Kevin Duhaney as Ethan James/Blue Dino Thunder Ranger
- Emma Lahana as Kira Ford/Yellow Dino Thunder Ranger
- Jason David Frank as Dr. Tommy Oliver/Black Dino Thunder Ranger, Red Zeo Ranger (voice), Mighty Morphin Green Ranger (voice), Mighty Morphin White Ranger (voice)
- Jeffrey Parazzo as Trent Fernandez (White Dino Thunder Ranger)
- Ismay Johnston as Hayley Ziktor
- Tom Hern as Devin Del Valle
- Katrina Devine as Cassidy Cornell
- Latham Gaines as Mesogog/Anton Mercer
- Miriama Smith as Elsa
- Adam Gardiner as White Ranger Clone (voice)
- Mark Wright as White Terrorsaurus (voice)
- Stephen Hall as Edward Cormier
- Edwin Wright as Dr. Walsh
- Patrick Wilson as News Reporter (voice)
- When Tommy morphed in White Thunder Part 3 he was wearing a cream-colored shirt over a black t-shirt, but when he is restored to normal in this episode he is only wearing the black t-shirt.
- Both the Green and White Ranger's chest-shields are visibly falling apart throughout the episode.
- The Green Ranger suit was infamously known for its inaccuracy. This version of the suit is immortalized in a Lightning Collection 2-pack that comes with a Putty Patroller figure.
- The helmet shown in the episode has silver linings but the original did not. This iteration of the helmet would later reappear in Legendary Battle, though the miscolored helmet is digitally edited in the extended version.
- The holster for the Dragon Dagger is on the wrong side, being placed on the right instead on the left. Also, instead of being all-black, the holster itself is white and looks similar to the holsters of the core Mighty Morphin team used to store their Blade Blasters.
- The news shows the monster in attacking the city, but the Rangers engage it in a quarry.
- Even though the mineral is not shown absorbing the Rangers' powers, it restored them once it is destroyed.
- This episode aired on the same day as Day of the Dumpster, just 11 years later. The next episode to air on August 28 is Dimensions in Danger, the 25th anniversary special.
- This was the second time that Zeo Ranger V Red has made an appearance after its series. The first one being in the Wild Force episode "Forever Red" which commemorates the 10th anniversary of the franchise.
- Jason David Frank makes his first physical appearance in this episode since "White Thunder".
- Final appearance of Cassidy's boss Mr. Cormier.
- First appearance of the White Ranger since Zeo's King for a Day Part 1.
- First appearance of the Green Ranger since season 3's Master Vile and the Metallic Armor.
- The Green MMPR Ranger's suit and props differ slightly from those of the Saban Era and the original DragonRanger suit, as a new one had to be made for this episode. A silver trim was added along the dragon nose on the helmet, the suit's color is now more Sentai-accurate (along with new boots and gloves), and the Power Morpher was changed from the original golden-plated to the standard silver-plated one used by the five core Mighty Morphin Rangers. The Dragon Shield and its armbands are now remade in the proper hard foam material of the original prop from Zyuranger (finally doing away with the much maligned thin cloth replacement used for MMPR), but the Dragon Shield is now double-sided and also featured the diamond shape on the back as well, unlike the Sentai original one. The Dragon Dagger is now more Sentai-accurate (although it still does not have the buttons in the correct position on the hilt) and the holster is now white and on the wrong hip. This suit was kept for future appearances of the Green MMPR Ranger, such as a new picture of the Green Ranger used in the second volume of the Season 1 of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers on DVD, and the Complete Series DVD set.
- During filming of the episode "Legendary Battle" in Super Megaforce, this suit would be reused for the MMPR Green Ranger's appearance. However, the silver-trimmed helmet and the silver-plated Power Morpher were digitally recolored in almost every shot featuring the MMPR Green Ranger in post-production, in order to resemble the original DragonRanger suit and match with the Gokaiger footage, although a few shots were missed. The only change of the MMPR Green Ranger suit was the Dragon Dagger holster, which was changed to a black one and placed on the correct hip; again, in order to resemble the original suit and match with the footage.
- In the episode "Dimensions in Danger" in Super Ninja Steel, this suit would slightly change once again, in order to resemble more closely to the one from Zyuranger, despite the MMPR Green Ranger only appear in original footage. The helmet was changed with a new one which no longer features the silver trim along the dragon nose and the Power Morpher was changed with a a golden-plated one, as both props were remade for this episode.
- The Dragon Dagger now has a slightly different tone in tune to that of the original as Saban still owned the rights to the original.
- The reason why Tommy never battles the Red Turbo Ranger in his dream is that he passed his power and Turbo Morpher and key onto T.J. Johnson and is no longer in possession of them but presumably still holds on to his old Power Morpher, coins and Zeonizer (While the Green Ranger powers were given to another, that other person was Tommy's clone Tom Oliver in Return of the Green Ranger. Tom may have been likely been considered close enough to Tommy that it wasn't considered giving away his powers and it's unknown if the Wizard of Deception made a new Dragonzord coin, leaving Tommy's untouched).
- The White Mighty Morphin Power Ranger seems to be more powerful than the Red Zeo Ranger while in fact it was the exact opposite (according to Zordon and the MMPR and Zeo storyline).
- Tellingly, when the other Rangers discuss Tommy's dream at the end of the episode, Ethan exclaims, "It's like all the Power Rangers universes lined up!" Whilst the ongoing appearances of Tommy and the video diary in Legacy of Power suggests that the entire PR continuity thus far has occurred in the same universe, some fans have suggested a multiverse theory to explain certain continuity problems between series over the years.
- In the scene where Cassidy and Devin tell Mr. Cormier that the Power Rangers didn't show up, there are photos of the core Dino Thunder Rangers behind Mr. Cormier's desk. More interestingly, a photo of Yellow Lion from Liveman appears.
- As of this episode, all of the Rangers have assumed Super Dino Mode at least once.
- Kira said, "You're alive" even though Tommy wasn't dead. He was merely in coma.
- Ep. 1: Abare Dinosaur Big Charge! - Super Sentai counterpart in Abaranger. See comparison page. (Black Dino Ranger's Super Dino Mode debut)
- Ep. 40: The Abare Armor Beheading! - Super Sentai counterpart in Abaranger. See comparison page. (fight footage)
Tommy: Okay, this is weird… even by Ranger standards.
Tommy: Something tells me we're not in Reefside anymore.
White Ranger: Or Angel Grove.
White Ranger: You finally cut that hair, huh, Tommy?
Tommy: I thought I might run into you.
Green Ranger: It's been a while, Tommy.
|List of Power Rangers Dino Thunder episodes|
1 & 2: Day of the Dino • 3: Wave Goodbye • 4: Legacy of Power • 5: Back in Black • 6: Diva in Distress • 7: Game On • 8: Golden Boy • 9: Beneath the Surface • 10: Ocean Alert • 11-13: White Thunder • 14: Truth and Consequences • 15: Leader of the Whack • 16: Burning at Both Ends • 17: The Missing Bone • 18: Bully for Ethan • 19: Lost & Found in Translation • 20: It's a Mad Mad Mackerel • 21: Copy That • 22: Triassic Triumph • 23: A Star Is Torn • 24: A Ranger Exclusive • 25: Tutenhawken's Curse • 26: Disappearing Act • 27: Fighting Spirit • 28: The Passion of Conner • 29: Isn't it Lava-ly • 30: Strange Relations • 31 & 32: Thunder Storm • 33: In Your Dreams • 34: Drawn into Danger • 35: House of Cards • 36: A Test of Trust • 37 & 38: Thunder Struck
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