|This article is about a/an ranger in Power Rangers Samurai and Power Rangers Super Samurai.|
- "Green Ranger, ready!"
- ―Green Samurai Ranger's Roll Call[src]
Mike is Samurai Ranger Forest, the Green Samurai Ranger in Power Rangers Samurai. He loves video games and is a bit of a rebel. As Green Ranger, he pilots the Bear FoldingZord and controls the element of forest.
Samurai and Super Samurai
Mike first appeared when Mentor Ji's call to arms took out a cheeseburger he was eating . He was revealed to be the Green Ranger, and soon proved that despite his slacking, he was a very capable fighter.
Not much has been revealed about Mike's past. It is presumed that Mike's father was the previous Green Ranger. It was established early on, however, that he was far different from his fellow Rangers. Unlike the others' unwavering dedication, Mike had no problems stopping for a bite to eat, or putting his training on hold for fun. While this keeps him one of the more well-adjusted members of the Samurai team, it does show during battle, as he is commonly depicted as rushing in early, and being knocked out quickly.
However, Mike has been shown to be a hard worker when given the right motivation, as he trained tirelessly to get strong enough to master the Beetle Disc Mia instead of him. It eventually pays off, and he earns the Beetle Disc to keep., when it is given to
His greatest time to shine came when four of the Rangers get switched with inanimate objects, leaving just him and Emily. Ji gives him the Black Box, and with its power, he and Emily prevail.
After Master Xandred's defeat Mike goes with Emily.
Mike and the other Samurai 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. He was one of the Rangers who saluted the Mega Rangers.
Battle against Drakkon
When events set into motion by Lord Drakkon caused the timeline to split into a pocket universe, each anchored on a powerset, Mike and the other Samurai Rangers were split off into their own pocket universe. The split occurs after they defeated the Nighlok. Lauren is back leading the Samurai Rangers, while Jayden and Mentor Ji are away on a secret mission. Lord Drakkon and his Mastodon and Sabertooth Sentries arrive and battle the Samurai Rangers for their Samuraizers. Drakkon manages to take the Shiba House and capture the Rangers.
Defeated and Captured
In the aftermath of Lord Drakkon siezing control of the Shiba House and the Samuraizers of the Samurai Rangers, is see by Zordon and Alpha 5 in the Command Center before that he must have an audience with the Emissaries.
When the timeline was restored, so was Mike.
Video Game Appearances
Power Rangers Key Scanner
Mike as Green Samurai Ranger appears in the app videogame Power Rangers Key Scanner, amoung various other Rangers teams.
Power Rangers Super Megaforce: Legacy
Mike as Green Samurai Ranger apears in the videogame Power Rangers Super Megaforce: Legacy, among various other Rangers teams.
Power Rangers Dash
Mike along with the other Samurai Rangers among all the Ranger teams which appear in the Korean-developed mobile game Power Rangers Dash.
Mike is a slacker who also likes hanging out with his friends. He is effective as a Ranger, though his sense of humor and lazy tendencies don't always line up with the ways of the Samurai.
He has a romantic interest in his ally and friend, Emily.
Green Samurai Ranger
As the Green Ranger, Mike has access to multiple modes.
Mike morphs into his Ranger costume for close combat and ground battles.
To morph he uses his Samuraizer.
- Bear FoldingZord - emblem mode
Appearances: S Episodes 1-20, SS Episodes 1-4, Clash of the Red Rangers, 5-22, SM Episodes 20 & LBEV
Appearances: S Episodes 1-18, 20, SS Episodes 1, 2, Clash of the Red Rangers, 5-10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 20-22
For added power in close combat and ground battles, Green Ranger goes into Super Samurai Mode with the Black Box. The Rangers can only access this mode one at a time.
This form is exclusive to SS Episode 3.
While in the Black Box's Super Mode, if a Megazord battle is necessary, the Green Ranger can morph his Spin Sword into the Mega Blade. The resulting combo is a mix of both Mega and Super modes. The Rangers can only access this mode one at a time.
This form is exclusive to SS Episode 3.
While in Super Mega Mode, the Green Ranger can summon Battlizer armor with the Shogun Buckle. The Rangers can only access this mode one at a time. Though Mike has access to this mode like the other four Rangers, he does not use it in battle. (Though unused in the show. The Green Shogun Mode appears in the Nick.com Super Samurai game)
Shark Attack Mode
When the Green Ranger turns the Spin Sword into the Shark Sword he gains a new ground battle mode. This mode allows him to fully utilize the unique weapon. Mike is the only Ranger other than Red to have used this.
This form is exclusive to SS Episode 19.
Morph and Roll Call
The Green Samurai Ranger Key is Mike'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 Jake Holling (Super Megaforce Green) who uses it to fight as the Green Samurai Ranger.
- When the Super Mega Rangers became the Samurai Rangers while fighting Headridge.
- When the Super Mega Rangers became the Samurai Rangers in their fight with Matacore.
- When the Super Mega Rangers became the Samurai Rangers in their fight with Osogain.
The Green Samurai Ranger Key translucent is Mike's exclusive Ranger Key and also variant of the original Green Samurai Ranger Key. This Ranger Key was never seen in the series and is exclusive by a Legendary Ranger Keys toyline.
Behind the Scenes
- Mike is portrayed by Hector David, Jr.. As the Green Samurai Ranger, his suit actor in Super Sentai footage from Shinkenger was Yasuhiro Takeuchi (竹内 康博 Takeuchi Yasuhiro) and his substitute was Masaru Ōbayashi (大林 勝 Ōbayashi Masaru). His stunt double is Koji Mimura (三村 幸司 Mimura Kōji).
- The character on his helmet is the kanji character for "tree" (or "wood"), but is translated as "forest".
- Early scripts listed his name as "Parry."
- In an interview for the YouTube show That Hashtag Show. , Hector David Jr. says that Mike's last name is Jackson. However, no in-show evidence or related material states this.
- In the Japanese dub of Power Rangers Samurai, Mike is voiced by Wataru Hatano, who later voices the Yeti Megid in Kamen Rider Saber.
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IggPEG2AQ7M&feature=youtu.be Hector David Jr. interview with The Hashtag Show
Tommy Oliver • Adam Park • Carlos Vallerte • Damon Henderson • Joel Rawlings • Trip • Cameron Watanabe • Bridge Carson • Xander Bly • Ziggy Grover • Mike (Samurai) • Jake Holling • Riley Griffin • Izzy Garcia
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