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This article is about a/an ranger in Power Rangers Ninja Steel and Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel.
"Stealth of the Ninja! Ninja Steel Blue!"
―Ninja Steel Blue's roll call[src]

Preston "Press" Tien is Ninja Steel Blue, the Blue Ranger of the Ninja Rangers, who through the power of the Ninja Steel, can perform feats of magic.

Character History

Preston was born to Marcus Tien and Ellen Tien on January 3rd as seen in "The Ranger Ribbon." Preston was very young when he lost his mother to unknown causes.

Personality

Preston is kind-hearted and loyal to his friends. He comes from a wealthy family and is obsessed with magic, and loves to entertain others with magic tricks (much like DC Comics' Zatanna). He is also fascinated with mythological creatures, especially dragons.

Family

  • Marcus Tien - Father
  • Ellen Tien - Mother, Deceased
  • Zack - Cousin

Powers and Abilities

  • Thanks to the Ninja Steel, Preston can perform real magic. However unless he uses it to help others, Preston has no control over his powers.however he seems to have overcome it.

Ninja Steel Blue

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Ninja Master Mode

When combined into the Megazord, the Rangers need to access Ninja Master Mode in order to operate it. Using the Ninja Master Mode Star, the Blue Ranger can access the Ninja Master Blade to perform attacks with the Ninja Steel Megazord. Without it the Megazord is without energy.

Arsenal

Zords

Appearances: Ninja Steel Episodes 3-14, 16-19, 21

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Ninja Super Steel Mode

When combined into the Megazord, the Rangers need to access Ninja Super Steel Mode, an upgrade version of Ninja Master Mode, in order to operate it. Using the Ninja Super Steel Star, the Blue Ranger can access the Ninja Master Blade or the Ninja Super Steel Blaster to perform attacks with the Ninja Steel Megazord. Without it the Megazord is without energy.

Arsenal

Zords

Appearances: Super Ninja Steel Episodes 2-9, 11-17, 19, 21, 22

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Arsenal

Zords

Appearances: Super Ninja Steel Episode 18

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

Notes

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The other Sudarso, saved by the Blue Ranger.

  • Preston is portrayed by Peter Sudarso. Peter Sudarso is the younger brother of Yoshi Sudarso who played Koda in the previous season.
  • Preston is the second Blue Ranger in a Ninja-themed season to have a standard blue color. The first was Billy from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Season 3.
  • The surname "Tien" is of Chinese and Vietnamese origin. Preston's actor Peter Sudarso is Indonesian-American of Chinese origin.
  • Preston is the second Blue Ranger who is the "stealth" of the team, following Theo Martin from Power Rangers Jungle Fury.
  • He is the first Ranger to gain a super power since Operation Overdrive.
    • Theo's powers come from his training and not given to him by an outside force (injection, arsenal, Mutation).
      • His Sentai counterpart gained his magical powers from education.
  • In "The Ranger Ribbon", it is revealed Preston's birthday is January 3rd.
  • Preston's kind-hearted and loyal personality contrasts with his Sentai counterpart, Yakumo Katou who is cool-headed and serious.
  • Preston's personality is very similar to Calvin's Sentai counterpart.
  • Preston is playable in Power Rangers Legacy Wars.
  • Preston's roll call may have been a reference to his actor Peter Sudarso hiding his role as the Blue Ninja Steel Ranger from his brother Yoshi Sudarso until it was revealed at Power Morphicon.
  • Because of his love of Super Sentai, Peter Sudarso has slipped several references to the counterpart franchise in his character's actions.
  • Preston is the only Ninja Steel Ranger who hasn’t used an Element Star unmorphed.
  • Preston is the only male Ninja Steel Ranger out of the main team who hasn’t used the Ninja Super Steel Blaster and the Ninja Clone Star.
  • In the episode Doom Signal, Preston mentions his "cousin Zack" in Angel Grove. The line was ad-libbed by his actor, Peter Sudarso, and seems to be a reference to Zack Taylor, the original Black Ranger, though it likely is a coincidence in the show's actual canon.

Appearances


See Also

References

Blue Rangers
Identities
BillyCestroRockyJustinT.J.KaiChadLucasMaxToriEthan
SkyBridgeMadisonDaxTheoFlynnKevinNoahKodaPrestonRavi
Billy (1995 movie)Billy (2016 comic)SergeBilly (2017 movie)EddieNikolai

Secondary Rangers
NinjorAuricBlue SenturionBlakeShark RangerJames
Billy PuttyPuttyBobbyWilliamBilly CloneStanfordBlue Shadow RangerRobo JustinBlue Creep
Psycho BlueBlue Cyborg RangerEvil Time Force BlueShark Shadow RangerEvil BlakeA-Squad Blue
Evil Blue Mystic RangerEvil Blue Overdrive RangerCenozoic era Blue RangerRobo Blue Space Ranger
Heckyl

Power Sets
Blue RangerBlue Aquitar RangerZeo Ranger III BlueBlue Turbo RangerBlue Space Ranger
Galaxy Blue RangerBlue Lightspeed RangerTime Force Blue Ranger
Blue Wild Force RangerBlue Wind RangerBlue Dino RangerS.P.D. Blue RangerBlue Mystic Ranger
Blue Overdrive RangerJungle Fury Blue RangerRanger Operator Series BlueBlue Samurai Ranger
Megaforce Blue RangerSuper Megaforce Blue RangerDino Charge Blue RangerDino Charge Aqua Ranger
Ninja Steel BlueDino Charge Dark RangerBeast Morphers Blue Ranger
Blue Ranger (movie)

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