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Icon-boom.pngThis article is about a/an Ranger in the Power Rangers comic sub-franchise by Boom! Studios.

Matthew Cook is a student at Angel Grove High School, a classmate of the Rangers and an unspecified athlete of the football team. He is Kimberly's boyfriend and later, ex-boyfriend.

Some time after Tommy Oliver became the White Ranger, Matthew became the new Green Ranger, working under Grace Sterling and Promethea.

Character History

After watching Kim activate her Gravezord, Matt soon figures out that she is an older Kimberly and puts the pieces together that his best friends are the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. Matt confronts them about it after their monster battle, at first promising to keep it a secret if they just be honest with him. The five reluctantly don’t say anything and Matt gets angry about their lies and storms off.

After Billy is able to re-power the Dragon Power Coin, he then gives it to Grace Sterling who uses the technology at Promethea and the Green Psycho Ranger's Dagger she recovered decades earlier to recreate the Green Ranger. All the enhancements also changed the appearance of the Ranger suit itself.

Grace later chose Matthew to become the new Green Ranger, with him reporting exclusively to her and Promethea as well as assisting the Rangers on a need to know basis.Comicicon.png COMIC STORY- Mighty Morphin Issue 5

Before unmasking.

He later revealed his identity to the public when Angel Grove was trapped by Lord Zedd to give the people hope.Comicicon.png COMIC STORY- Mighty Morphin (Boom! Studios) Issue 4Comicicon.png COMIC STORY- Mighty Morphin Issue 5 To the shock of the other Rangers, Matt later joins Lord Zedd’s army and orders them to stand down. He claims he isn’t mind controlled and wants what is best for Angel Grove.

Family

Personality

Matt is a friendly individual who despite being a jock, does not conform to the social standards of the hierarchy of high school and goes out of his way to be helpful to others. He is shown to be very understanding, patient and down to earth. He also shows strong affection and devotion to Kimberly, even going so far as to look for her during the first monster attack in Angel Grove when everyone else was fleeing for their lives (unaware she is the Pink Ranger).

However, Kimberly's secret duties as a Power Ranger causes him to develop hints of bitterness toward her as he tries to make their relationship work but ends up feeling it is a one-sided effort as her lying begins to cause the relationship to slowly deteriorate after being stood up on dates while she was on missions.

Matt suffering PTSD after his abduction.

After Matt was abducted by Rita and subjected to experiments for months to create a Putty duplicate that could think and act exactly like him using extracted memories and thoughts, Matt showed resilience and figured out a way to escape back to Earth from the Moon. But the process Rita subjected him to did an untold extent of psychological damage, as he has memory lapses and suffered a severe case of PTSD that included minor catatonia, lack of eating, avoiding communication with friends and family and terror induced acts of isolation.Tvicon.png TV STORY-Go Go Power Rangers Issue 8

Matt recovers from this a short time later, but isolates himself from the Rangers.  While they at first think he's upset with them about something, he admits to Kimberly after she confronts him that it's instead because he feels he has a special connection to the Rangers, wanting to protect them from danger.

During a zord battle with the Ranger Slayer's Gravezord, Matt jumps a police barrier and rushes to the scene.  He's spotted by the Gravezord and alt-Kimberly says his name, proving a further connection to him.  The Rangers make him promise to never pull a dangerous stunt like that again, but he only promises to tell them first.

He does so later during a double monster-attack, but the Rangers don't answer since they are heading to the scene. Matt encounters Ranger Slayer re-activating the Gravezord, and is exposed to her by falling rubble.  It becomes clear to him who she is, especially when she apologizes for not telling him.

Later, it becomes clear that Matt has put the pieces together, and he confronts the Rangers with knowledge of their identities, but insists they tell him themselves, or he will walk out of their lives forever.  However, due to the Rules of the Ranger, they cannot, so he leaves. He became bitter and avoided the group, refusing to talk to them. He also stopped dating Kimberly, even trying to make her jealous by dating the more popular girls, which she responded to in kind by going on a fake date with Skull. 

Matt eventually decides to reconcile with Kimberly and understands why the Rangers must keep secrets, deciding to be confidant and a friend that she can talk to about her Ranger problems. He at first sees it as an opportunity to restart a relationship with Kimberly but eventually learns she is dating Tommy, much to his disappointment, but he still tries to be a supportive friend in spite of this.

Green Ranger

Costume

Matt's Green Ranger form has a slightly different appearance than the usual Green Ranger form that Loriyan and Tommy Oliver had. This Green Ranger form has extra gold trim, especially on the helmet. The body suit also seems to be structured differently, appearing more armor-like and a darker shade of green with some glowing trim on the suit and on the front of the boots. This power was given to him by Grace Sterling through the re-energized Dragon Power Coin.

It is also implied by Grace that the Dragonzord he now controls has been modified by Promethea to be combinable with the White Tigerzord or Thunderzords.

Arsenal

Zords


Notes

  • The design of Matthew's Green Ranger form is similar to the design of the Green Ranger V2 form from Power Rangers: Legacy Wars and Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, which was a pre-order-exclusive skin for Tommy Oliver, but has some differences in the armor-like body suit, gloves, and boots.
  • He is chronologically the first Power Ranger to reveal his identity to the public.

Behind the Scenes

  • to be added

See Also

  • Loriyan - His predecessor as the first Green Ranger in Boom! Studios Comics, who originally stole the Green Dragon Power Coin from Ninjor as an assignment from Rita.
  • Tommy Oliver - His predecessor as the second Green Ranger in Boom! Studios Comics.

References

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Rangers
Jason Lee Scott - Zack Taylor - Billy Cranston - Trini Kwan - Kimberly Ann Hart - Tommy Oliver
The 1969 Rangers
Grace Sterling - Nikolai Chukarin - Terona Washington - Daniel O'Halloran - Jamie Gilmore
The All-New Power Rangers
Kimberly Ann Hart - Zack Taylor - Trini Kwan - Britt - Serge
Promethea Rangers/Solar Rangers
Kimberly Ann Hart - Mike Corbett - Tanya Sloan - Heckyl - Cameron Watanabe - Andros - Ellarien - Remi
Post-Shattered Grid Rangers
Tommy Oliver - Adam Park - Kimberly Ann Hart - Billy Cranston - Aisha Campbell - Rocky DeSantos - Matthew Cook
Omega Rangers
Jason Lee Scott - Zack Taylor - Trini Kwan - Kiya - Yale of Saard
Allies
Zordon - Alpha 5 - Ninjor - Dr. K - Amanda - XI - The Justice League
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Leonardo - Raphael - Michelangelo - Donatello - April O'Neil
Guardians of Eltar
Zophram - Zartus - Zordon - Zelya
Misc.
Bulk - Skull - Ms. Appleby - Ernie - Mr. Caplan - Mrs. Pruitt - Roger Hart - Helen Hart - Mrs. Kwan - Mrs. Oliver - Mr. Cranston - Mrs. Cranston - Violet Arias - Sam Scott - Olivia Cook - Mr. Cook - Kira Cook
Evil Space Aliens
Rita Repulsa - Lord Zedd - Dayne - Goldar - Squatt - Baboo - Scorpina - Putty Patrollers - Horrid King - The Horrid
MMPR Monsters
Sir Locks-A-Lot - Vixenya - Commandant - Vitruvian Man Giant - Black Dragon - Unnamed Plant Monster - Double Disastron - Karmadillo - Boarlock - Goth Sloth - Crowverload - Mr. Meowgi - Wizard of Deception - Psycho Green - Sheeple - Crystal Cryptid - Monsieur Muster - Mutant Rangers
Go Go Power Rangers Monsters
Putty Infiltrator - "Flog" - Montaur - Rammerhead - Pudgy Pig - Megaputty - Stabasaurus Rex - Warbunny - Lady Grumptruck - Nimrod the Scarlet Sentinel - AC - DC - Danger Dingo
Mighty Morphin Monsters
Pandamonium - Fleasco
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Power Rangers
Lauren Shiba - Jen Scotts - Orion - Riley Griffin - Mia Watanabe - T.J. Johnson - Brody Romero - Preston Tien - Calvin Maxwell - Hayley Foster - Sarah Thompson - Levi Weston - Dustin Brooks - Tori Hanson - Nick Russell - Xander Bly - Chip Thorn - Madison Rocca - Vida Rocca - Udonna - Carter Grayson - Kira Ford- Robert James - Gia Moran - Noah Carver - Koda - Kendall Morgan - Marvin Shih - Eddie Banks - Jack Thomas - Vesper Vasquez - Chloe Ashford - Joe Shih - Mike Corbett - Devon Daniels - Ravi Shaw - Zoey Reeves - Ari - Remi
World of the Coinless
Zack - Trini - Saba - Ranger Slayer - Skull - Billy - Jason - Bulk - Aisha Campbell - Matt - Scorpina - Adam Park
Villains
Shattered Grid: Lord Drakkon - Finster 5 - Ranger Sentries - Rita Repulsa - Koragg, The Knight Wolf - S.P.D. A-Squad Red Ranger - A-Squad Yellow Ranger - A-Squad Green Ranger - Psycho Pink - Psycho Blue - Cogs - Grinders
Beyond the Grid: Praetor
Storylines
Main: Shattered Grid - Beyond the Grid - Necessary Evil - Unlimited Power - The Eltarian War
Backup: The Ongoing Adventures of Bulk and Skull - The Ongoing Misadventures of Squatt and Baboo - The New Adventures of Blue Senturion and Ninjor
Issues
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
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Go Go Power Rangers
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Mighty Morphin
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Power Rangers
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14
Annuals/Specials and Miniseries/Crossovers
2016 Annual - 2017 Annual - 2018 Annual - Anniversary Special - Free Comic Book Day 2018 Special - Shattered Grid Finale - Back To School Special - Forever Rangers
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink
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Justice League/Power Rangers
Issue 1 - Issue 2 - Issue 3 - Issue 4 - Issue 5 - Issue 6 | Boom Boom Boom Boom~ Bang Bang Bang Bang~.jpg
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Issue 1 - Issue 2 - Issue 3 - Issue 4 - Issue 5 | Boom Boom Boom Boom~ Bang Bang Bang Bang~.jpg
Power Rangers: Drakkon New Dawn
Ranger Slayer - Issue 1 - Issue 2 - Issue 3 | Boom Boom Boom Boom~ Bang Bang Bang Bang~.jpg
Power Rangers Unlimited
Heir to Darkness - Edge of Darkness
Power Rangers Universe
Issue 1
Graphic Novels
Aftershock - Soul of the Dragon - The Psycho Path - Sins of the Future
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