|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.
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.
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.
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.
Appearances: 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.
Appearances: 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.
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.
- Mike is the second Ranger to use the Green Samurai Ranger title, after Cameron Watanabe in Ninja Storm.
- The character on his helmet is the kanji character for "Tree" (or "Wood"), but the writers for Samurai decided to translate it to "Forest," perhaps to avoid double entendre remarks. However, it works, because the kanji for "Forest" (森, mori) is practically three "Tree" kanji.
- In Chinese, Mike's kanji character is "Tree."
- Early scripts listed his name as "Parry."
- There is a picture of him with the Dragon Shield.
- Like his Sentai counterpart Chiaki, Mike is a big video game player and he has somewhat of a rebellious nature as well. However, Mike is a more toned down version of Chiaki.
- It is revealed in "Something Fishy" that Mike is claustrophobic.
- Mike, Emily, and Kevin are the only Rangers from contemporary Earth who were so far not given surnames. All other Rangers without surnames are either from other planets (the Aquitian Rangers, Trey of Triforia, Andros, Zhane, Karone, Maya, Trip, Tyzonn, Orion and Zenowing), from ancient times (Daggeron, Leanbow, Udonna, Koda and Ivan), or have nebulous origins (Sam, Dillon, Gem and Gemma).
- 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. Also, in the same interview he states erroneously that the city where the Rangers are located is in New Zealand, and not Panorama City, although he was likely referring to the fact that the series was filmed in New Zealand.
- In the Japanese dub of Power Rangers Samurai, Mike is voiced by Wataru Hatano.
- In order of airing, he is the first Samurai ranger to morph.
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IggPEG2AQ7M&feature=youtu.be Hector David Jr. interview with The Hashtag Show
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