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Power Rangers Wild Force is the tenth season of Power Rangers, based upon the Super Sentai series Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger. Running with a total of 40 episodes throughout 2002. it was the final season to be produced by the defunct group Saban Entertainment until the franchise's acquisition by The Walt Disney Company, moving the remainder of the series' broadcast from Fox Kids to ABC Kids. Power Rangers Wild Force celebrated 10 years of Power Rangers, while Gaoranger celebrated 25 years of Super Sentai.

Wild Force was dubbed in South Korea as Power Force Rangers (파워포스레인저 Pawa Poseu Leinjeo).

Synopsis

"And so the journey begins. Destiny has brought five young people together and now they set out on their wild adventure."
―Narrator[src]

The series follows the adventure of Cole Evans, who had been staying with a tribe for many years, as he tries to find his destiny in the fictitious town of Turtle Cove. He encounters the Animarium, a place that many believed to be a fairy tale. He joins four others who had a common path to become the new leader of the Wild Force Power Rangers.

The Power Rangers use their powers to defeat the forces of the Orgs led by one Master Org. As Cole was fond of animals, he was shocked to discover that the Orgs were heartless creatures. As the series continues, he finds the truth about his real parents: his parents, Richard and Elizabeth Evans, were professors at Turtle Cove University along with a family friend, Viktor Adler. When they were sent to the jungle for research, they discover the remains of the original Master Org which a jealous Adler consumes in order to exact revenge on Richard, who had proposed to Elizabeth before he could. However, Adler goes insane and kills both Richard and Elizabeth. For a while, their newborn son, Cole, was also presumed dead.

The annual team-up episodes saw the Wild Force Rangers team up with the Time Force Rangers in order to stop three mutant Orgs (the Mut-Orgs) from polluting the Earth. It also featured the first time when a former villain teamed up with the Rangers to face the enemy. These episodes are special as it contained numerous references to various longtime fans of Power Rangers. Fans generally consider this teamup one of the best due to the fact that the episode was written by a member of the fandom who was later hired to write for Wild Force and the fact that the teamup brought closure to several plotholes in Time Force.

In addition to the annual team-up episodes, Power Rangers: Wild Force also had a special episode commemorating it as the tenth incarnation by having Cole team up with the nine Red Rangers before him[1] in order to defeat the Machine Empire one final time. This was known as Forever Red.

Characters

Rangers

Main article: Wild Force Rangers

The Wild Force Rangers.

Color Role Actor
Red Wild Force Ranger Cole Evans Ricardo Medina, Jr.
Yellow Wild Force Ranger Taylor Earhardt Alyson Kiperman
Blue Wild Force Ranger Max Cooper Phillip Jeanmarie
Black Wild Force Ranger Danny Delgado Jack Guzman
White Wild Force Ranger Alyssa Enrilé Jessica Rey
Lunar Wolf Ranger Merrick Baliton Phillip Andrew

Allies

Veteran Red Rangers

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Main article: Veteran Red Rangers
Color Role Actor
Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger Jason Lee Scott Austin St. John
Red Aquitar Ranger Aurico Christopher Glenn
Zeo Ranger V Red Tommy Oliver Jason David Frank
Red Turbo Ranger T.J. Johnson Selwyn Ward
Red Space Ranger Andros Christopher Khayman Lee
Galaxy Red Leo Corbett Danny Slavin
Red Lightspeed Ranger Carter Grayson Sean Cw Johnson
Time Force Red Wesley Collins Jason Faunt
Quantum Ranger Eric Myers Daniel Southworth

Civilians

Villains

Monsters

Arsenal

Main article: Arsenal (Wild Force)

Morphers

Multi-Use Devices

Sidearms

Individual Weapons and Team Sword

Power-up

Vehicles

Zords

Main article: Zords (Wild Force)

Wildzord System

Legend:◆ piloted zord, ❖ aux zord, ◇ power-up zord
Main article: Wildzords

Alternate Combinations

Alternate Megazords
Wild Force Megazord
Kongazord
Dark Predazord
Isis Megazord

Evil Zords

Episodes

  1. Lionheart
  2. Darkness Awakening
  3. Click, Click, Zoom
  4. Never Give Up!
  5. Ancient Awakening
  6. Wishes On The Water
  7. The Bear Necessities
  8. Soul Searching
  9. Soul Bird Salvation
  10. Curse of the Wolf
  11. Battle Of The Zords
  12. Predazord, Awaken
  13. Revenge Of Zen-Aku
  14. Identity Crisis
  15. The Ancient Warrior
  16. The Lone Wolf
  17. Power Play
  18. Secrets And Lies
  19. The Tornado Spin
  20. Three's a Crowd
  21. A Father's Footsteps
  22. Sing Song
  23. The Wings of Animaria
  24. Reinforcements from the Future Part 1
  25. Reinforcements from the Future Part 2
  26. The Master's Last Stand
  27. Unfinished Business
  28. Homecoming
  29. The Flute
  30. Team Carnival
  31. Taming Of The Zords
  32. Monitoring Earth
  33. The Soul of Humanity
  34. Forever Red
  35. The Master's Herald Part 1
  36. The Master's Herald Part 2
  37. Fishing for a Friend
  38. Sealing the Nexus
  39. The End of the Power Rangers Part 1
  40. The End of the Power Rangers Part 2

VHS/DVD Releases

VHS

DVD

  • Power Rangers Wild Force (Complete Season) [German RC2]
  • The Best of the Power Rangers: The Ultimate Rangers
    • Forever Red
  • Power Rangers Seasons 8-12 (Lightspeed Rescue to Dino Thunder)
  • Power Rangers Legacy: The First 20 Seasons (MMPR through Megaforce)
  • Power Rangers Wild Force: The Complete Series (Shout! Factory)

Notes

  • This is the last Power Rangers season to air on Fox Kids.
  • This is the first Power Rangers season to air on ABC Family & ABC Kids.
  • Like Time Force, the plot of Wild Force stayed extremely faithful to Gaoranger, with the Wild Force Rangers even sharing the same transformation sequence as the Gaorangers.
  • Wild Force was the first season to have a narrator.
  • Wild Force, along with Operation Overdrive, are the only seasons where none of the cast members have reprised their roles. Although the Wild Force and Operation Overdrive teams do appear in the Super Megaforce Legendary Battle, they stay morphed throughout this appearance.
  • Wild Force is the first season to show the Zords in full CGI, not only in their presentations but in the majority of scenes prior to their combination into the Megazord (although physical props were occasionally used for close-up shots.)
  • The first Wild Force promo used several clips from the Gaoranger intro. At one point, the faces of all 5 of the main Gaorangers as they transform can be seen.
  • The morph sequence in this season is lifted from Gaoranger but with the Rangers' heads pasted over their Sentai counterparts.
  • The series was unique in the fact that the villains are called 'Orgs' much like in Gaoranger. Even the monsters the Power Rangers had to defeat mostly had no name changes in the transition.
  • This season has the highest number of Zords featured at twenty-two.
  • This series also has the current record for Power Ranger appearances from previous seasons at thirteen.
  • Although Master Org is a Power Rangers-exclusive villain, the costume used for him was recycled from the Gorma Emperor XV who is the main villain in Gosei Sentai Dairanger.
  • This series gave the brief return of the comedy duo Bulk and Skull in "Forever Red" and was the last series to feature the two until Bulk's return in Samurai and Skull's return when he came to pick up Spike at the end of Super Samurai.
  • This was the last Power Rangers series to be produced by MMPR Productions in the United States.
  • The Time Force-Wild Force team-up was the first American-made team-up since there has never been a Gaoranger vs. Timeranger.
  • This is the first season to show realistic blood when Zen-Aku's left hand was cut.
  • "Forever Red" was the first episode to commemorate the anniversary of the Power Rangers franchise.
  • This is the first Power Rangers series not to have a team-up with a future generation of Power Rangers.
  • This is the first season not to have the Rangers' base of operations destroyed at all.
  • The season is mentioned in Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger Season 2: Ep. 5: Delusional Imports, where Gaoranger is referred to as a blatant copy of it (history having been changed so that Sentai adapts PR instead of the other way around). Wild Force is indeed widely considered to be one of the seasons most like its source material.
  • Princess Shayla was recast after filming had started. She was originally to be played by Natasha Allas.[2]The Animaria would later reappear during Power Rangers Super Megaforce's "A Lion's Alliance".
  • This is the last Power Rangers series to gender swap the Yellow Ranger.
  • This is the only Power Rangers series to be associated with two different eras: the Post-Zordon Era and the Disney era.

External links

References

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