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Schuyler "Sky" Blake Tate is a B-Squad Cadet of S.P.D. who becomes the S.P.D. Blue Ranger. After Emperor Gruumm's defeat, Sky took Jack's place as the new S.P.D. Red Ranger. After Commander Cruger was promoted to Supreme Commander, Sky took his place as Earth Commander and also became the S.P.D. Deka Ranger in the process.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Split History
- 3 Family Members
- 4 Personality
- 5 Genetic Power(s)
- 6 Forms
- 7 Ranger Key
- 8 Behind the Scenes
- 9 Notes
- 10 Appearances
- 11 See Also
- 12 References
As a child, Sky looked up to his father, who was a former S.P.D. Red Ranger. From him, he acquired his father's power (as a result of an experimental accident) to create offensive and defensive force fields. Sky was present at the hospital when his father was killed in battle against a monster genius named Mirloc. The doctor gave Sky his father's battle damaged helmet, which Sky kept as a memento. Although Mirloc was later captured and imprisoned, his role in Commander Tate's death was never revealed to Sky. Since then, he was inspired to be just like his father and become a Red Ranger.
Sky joined S.P.D. and was top on B-Squad on weapons and fighting, along with his alien friend Dru. Abiding by S.P.D.'s rules and regulations, Sky was very neat and precise. Yet, with this attitude, he became arrogant and believed himself to be above everyone else that broke the rules when he himself did everything precisely to the book. He was usually the first one to be hard on teammate Bridge Carson's habits and ways of thinking, but Sky would always apologize he was wrong in areas where Bridge was right. As time went on, Sky began to loosen up and enjoy life more, though he always kept himself battle ready when called upon. Despite his attitude, his teammates thought highly of him, calling him the best Ranger.
S.P.D. Blue Ranger
- "Blue?! I'm blue?! I'm supposed to be the Red Ranger!"
- ―Sky after morphing for the first time[src]
For someone who was first in his class, Sky made very few critical mistakes early on, including and without limitation, allowing a crate of diamonds to be confiscated by the Troobians (giving them a near limitless energy supply) and allowing Dru, who was turned-enemy, into the Academy without the necessary re-evaluations in an attempt to assassinate Cruger. However, all was well in the end, and Sky usually got off the hook with just some simple chores as punishment.
When A-Squad went missing on a mission, Commander Cruger had Tate - along with B-Squad cadets Bridge and Sydney Drew - step up as protectors of Earth. Unfortunately, Sky's pride got in the way and Cruger picked him to be the S.P.D. Blue Ranger and second-in-command. Sky was not happy about this, especially when he found out Jack Landors, a former thief Sky had tried to capture, was made the Red Ranger. Sky challenged Jack's authority in the beginning but eventually accepted him as his leader.
Face-off against Mirloc
- "This one's for you, Dad. S.P.D. EMERGENCY!"
- ―Sky morphing into the S.P.D. Red Ranger for the first time[src]
When the team was faced with several criminals they had already captured, Sky was assigned to seek advice about the monster's identity from Mirloc, who only wanted Sky to tell his most painful memory as payment. After capturing the criminal (an alien that had copied other monsters), Sky returned and told Mirloc of his most painful memory - the death of his father. Mirloc said it was the best story he ever heard, and Sky shed a tear, which (as it was a reflective substance) allowed Mirloc to escape. Sky later found out that Mirloc was the one who killed his father.
Sky was furious at Cruger for not revealing his father's death truthfully to him and sought out Mirloc with the other Rangers. They were imprisoned in a mirror by Mirloc but were saved by Sam, the Omega Ranger. Mirloc was still confident in his abilities and called Sky and his father worthless because they couldn't defeat him. It was then that Jack thought Sky should be the one to bring Mirloc in, but felt he needed to do it as Red Ranger, and he gave Sky his morpher so that he could use the new Battlizer technology against this powerful foe. In a brilliant display, Sky captured Mirloc. Although it was an honor to be the Red Ranger, Sky had realized that heroes came in all colors, and returned the morpher to Jack.
After going through extensive S.W.A.T. training on Zantor to acquire S.W.A.T. Mode, he discovered the importance of his team. With teamwork, they were able to even defeat the renegade A-Squad.
Dino Thunder Encounter
When Ethan touched a glowing rock, he saw himself becoming a Dino Ranger. However, he also had a vision seeing the morphed SPD Blue Ranger summoning the Delta Squad Megazord. In 2025, Broodwing uses the Dino Gems to bring the Dino Rangers to the future where they meet the S.P.D. Rangers. Cruger insists that the Dino Rangers remain in the Delta Base to avoid problems with the timeline, but when Emperor Gruumm launches his biggest attack yet, the S.P.D. Rangers may be in over their heads so Conner, Kira and Ethan assist the S.P.D Rangers while fighting Sky teamed up with Ethan. Time later, Gruumm travels into the past at the year 2004 and recruits Zeltrax in his plan to conquer the Earth before the formation of S.P.D. Gruumm and Mora watch as the rest of the S.P.D. Rangers show up and join forces with the Dino Rangers once again. Tommy and Doggie meet for the first time and lead the Rangers against their opponents. Kira, Syd, and Z team up to display girl power while Sam and Trent work together using their White Ranger power. Bridge, Ethan, and Sky display teamwork once again, Tommy and Cruger, defeat Zeltrax just before he retreats. Jack and Conner both activate their Battlizers to take out Mora's creations. The Power Rangers assemble the Z-Rex Blaster and the Canine Cannon to finish off the Foot Soldiers. Before the S.P.D. Rangers return to the future, Doggie erases their and the Dino Rangers' memories.
When Jack left S.P.D. after Emperor Gruumm's defeat, Doggy Cruger amassed the team in the Delta Base’s command center where everyone was surprised but Z admitted that Jack is one only to stay around as long as necessary before he moves on. Doggy tried to promote them to A-Squad but the B-Squad declined due to professional pride and the treachery of their predecessors at which point Cruger permanently retired the A-Squad position.
However, knowing that the team was leaderless, Doggy called Sky forth and asked him it he’d follow Syd should he make her the new Red Ranger. Sky asserted that he’d respect the choice and follow anyone Cruger decided was worthy. Realising that his Blue Ranger had finally gotten over his snooty and bullheaded nature, Cruger promoted Sky to the B-Squad Red Ranger and told him that his father would be proud. Bridge would step up to Sky's original position as Blue Ranger and they left to see Jack leave with Ally and Piggy on the next part of their lives.
Sky returned with his fellow S.P.D. Rangers 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. It is presumed that he traveled from a time when he is still the S.P.D Blue Ranger.
- "Sky got promoted, and then I got promoted and that's why I'm the Red Ranger."
- ―Sky mentioned by Bridge.[src]
It is unknown at what moment, but at some point during his time at S.P.D., Sky's face became scarred. Birdie's retirement. Therefore, Sky was also promoted to Cruger's former position as the new Commander of the Earth S.P.D. base. Sky is briefly mentioned by Bridge Carson, who explained to the Overdrive Rangers why he and Sky were promoted (as Bridge took on Sky's former position as Red Ranger).Years after his tenure as Red Ranger, Commander Cruger was promoted to the position of Supreme Commander of S.P.D. following
After becoming the new Commander of the Earth S.P.D. base and much like his predecessor, Sky was allowed to take up Ranger duties in addition to commanding the B-Squad, he also acquired a new Ranger form labeled as the "S.P.D. Deka Ranger". At some point Sky and other Rangers including Tommy Oliver participated on the "rebel run fight" where Tommy was blasted through the walls of the S.P.D. Earth Base, which later needed to be rebuilt completely after the battle. Sky also received J.J. Oliver, Tommy's son, when he decided to join S.P.D. so he could live up to his father's legendary status.
Sky eventually sent J.J. undercover to try and stop The Witch, making it look like J.J. had quit S.P.D without anyone knowing what really happened (including his father Tommy), he let him infiltrate a gang selling crystals that gave users the ability to obtain Ranger powers based on the Mighty Morphin Rangers and when the time was right Sky would receive a call from J.J. in order to put a sting together.
When Tommy Oliver found from Anara that J.J. had quit S.P.D he went to see Sky at the new Delta Base for some answers, when Tommy apologizes for interrumptin Sky's plans Sky just says that he only had a meeting that he was already late to due to not checking the time. Taking a stroll through the base, Tommy is impressed by the cadet training room which Sky brushes off while they reminisce on their old times, with Sky having fond memories of being a Ranger despite it nearly being the end of the world most of the time. Sky also asks Tommy if he misses morphing since there's "nothing quite like it" which Tommy bitterly agrees to.
Once they get into Sky's office, he asks Tommy what he wants and he reveals what Anara said. Visibly frustrated at the mention of her, Sky asks him to elaborate but Tommy finally confronts him about his suspiciously aloof demeanor which seemly breaks through as Sky admits that J.J. did indeed quit, though he was only lying to keep J.J.'s cover.
When Tommy berates him for not letting him know, Sky says that he thought he'd already been told and thus it would be pointless though Tommy reminds the commander how secretive both J.J. and S.P.D. are before finally demanding to know why his son quit. After asking him to calm down, Sky lies again and tells him that J.J. was apparently "spooked" by something though they don't know what and they were "giving him space to figure stuff out", Sky also claimed that they didn't hear he had vanished until very recently. Sky then promises Tommy that he'll find his son before asking Tommy to sit this out which he reluctantly agrees to as he leaves.
After Tommy interfiers on J.J.'s operation and lets him get captured, Sky allowed several Space Patrol Delta officers (including his close friend Bridge Carson) to assist the legendary Ranger in rescuing his son J.J. from the witch Scorpina. When the battle was won the remaining gang members were taken into custody by his fellow officers and J.J. would later join the B-Squad as the S.P.D. Green Dragon Ranger.
Lord Drakkon's attack
After the B-Squad defeat the C-Squad on a combat exercise, Sky and Jack make snarky coments about how those other cadets make them look like the A-Squad while Commander Cruger lectures the defeated team by saying that teamwork is more important than their Morphers and the root of success of the SPD. When Doggie notices that Sky and Jack are not paying attetion he is about to punish them with a 30-mile run but right at that moment a portal opens with Lord Drakkon’s army led by the new Green Zeo Sentries coming through. Realizing that their new enemies were not sent by Gruumm, Sky and the other Rangers morphed and attacked Drakkon's army
Unfortunately, Lord Drakkon himself then enters the battlefield and later orders to fire their Dragon Cannons which makes Sky and the others lose their Ranger powers. Despite this, Sky's genetic power is still active and he uses it to project a shield that blocks one of Drakkon's blows as the others retreat. When Kat and Boom inform the team about a modified version of the R.I.C. that is stuck in a hangar, Sky projects a biggers shield to cover his teamamtes as they go and open it. They succeeds and the new R.I.C. 3.0 manages to make Drakkon and his forces teleport away. Sky and the other Rangers eventually receive the call Zordon's call through the Morphin Grid.
Joining the Ranger Army
Responding to Zordon's call, Sky and his team joined with the surviving Rangers from Drakkon's attacks across the multiverse. They all then go to the RPM World to assist the Ranger Operators, Lauren and Jason in their fight against Drakkon who has been enhanced by the Red Zeo sub-crystal. As Sky goes to attack Drakkon, the evil Ranger asks if they've learned anything after their last encounter, to which Sky responds by sending him flying away with one of his shields in order to clear some space for the Rangers. Before they are overwhelmed by Drakkon's forces, Sky and the other Rangers are teleported away by Jason after tearing down Corinth's dome.
After getting his Morpher reinforced by Doctor K so that he wouldn't lose his powers again, Sky and the B-Squad participated in an advance towards Drakkon's Tower on the Moon in the World of the Coinless, fighting against a large army of Ranger Sentries, Sky was also seen facing off against Psycho Pink before Drakkon absorbed too much energy and entered the Morphin Grid to rewrite reality. Sky's timeline was later restored by the Mighty Morphin Rangers after they defeated Drakkon.
- Officer Tate - Father (deceased)
- Unnamed Mother
Sky's initial personality and character traits can be traced back to the relationship he had with his father. Sky saw his father as THE Red Ranger and after his death, the young kid aspired to be a Red Ranger just like him. During his time in the academy, Sky developed a friendship with Dru, which was seen as the only time when Sky really acted more casually in front of others. Sky was determined and focused on his goal, becoming the top student in the academy. Unfortunately, his desire to be the Red Ranger blinded him and made him a brash, arrogant, hotheaded, cocky, bossy and mean-spirited person . He believed himself to be better than everyone else, even talking bad about his fellow S.P.D. cadets when they were considered by Cruger as candidates for the Red Ranger position.
When Cruger made Jack the new Red Ranger, Sky was furious, feeling that he deserved more the honor of being the Red Ranger than some guy who didn't even trained at the academy, while initially they were both hostile trowards each other, they eventually stopped fighting for the sake of the team. Sky came to respect Jack as seen when he through that he died stopping a meteor, Sky later even started to think of Jack as a good leader and a great friend. During his time as the Blue Ranger, Sky started to open up and become a little less strict, finding a new understanding of his team and developing a strong friendship with them.
Sky also had insecurities, as seen when he faced the monster Mirloc, believing himself to not be good enough to capture the monster after he let him escape, thankfully he was able to reclaim his confidence when he captured Mirloc while morphed into the S.P.D. Red Ranger (thanks to Jack handing him off his Morpher), he later was able to beat his A-Squad counterpart proving that both him and his team were the better heroes.
After Jack leaves S.P.D. Sky was finally made the new Red Ranger thanks to his growth both as a cadet and as a person, he eventually would even rise up to Cruger's former position as the new Commander of the Earth S.P.D. base. By the time of Soul of the Dragon some years later, almost all of Sky's negative traits have been ironed out in favor of a more friendly and outgoing if still by the books to a fault individual.
- Shield Projection: Sky inherited his parents power to create powerful shields. They can be used defensively, e.g as a barrier, or offensively, e.g; to cut off an opponent's oxygen supply or as a force of propulsion.
Appearances: S.P.D. Episode 25
Sky temporarily switches bodies with the alien Wootox when he is taken in for questioning.
This form is exclusive to SDP Episode 17
Morph and Roll Call
The S.P.D. Blue Ranger Key is Sky'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 Noah Carver (Super Megaforce Blue) who uses it to fight as the S.P.D. Blue Ranger.
- When the Super Mega Rangers became the S.P.D. Rangers while fighting Tentacus.
- When the Super Mega Rangers became the S.P.D. Rangers in their fight with Cybax.
Behind the Scenes
- Sky is played by Chris Violette. The child actor is unknown of as today.
- As the S.P.D. Blue Ranger, his suit actor in Super Sentai footage from Dekaranger was Yasuhiko Imai (今井 靖彦 Imai Yasuhiko). In US/NZ footage, his suit actor was Takahiro Honma (本間 崇寛 Honma Takahiro). His stunt doubles are Akihiro Haga (羽賀 亮洋 Haga Akihiro) and Hirokazu Iwakami (岩上弘数 Iwakami Hirokazu).
- As one of the five B-Squad Rangers, Sky featured in his own specially filmed profile short released by Jetix to promote S.P.D.. Called upon by Anubis Cruger, Sky states his name, rank and genetic powers.
- In the Japanese dub of Power Rangers S.P.D., Sky is voiced by Tsuyoshi Hayashi, the actor of his Sentai counterpart.
- The naming of Sky's Deka Ranger form is a clear homage to Dekaranger, the Super Sentai series which S.P.D. is derived.
- Jason Bischoff, the former Global Franchise Director for Power Rangers, released in Twitter in 2020 of a pitch concept of the S.P.D. Fire Squad. Expanding Sky's story of being the Chief Commander of Earth's Space Patrol Delta and him assuming the role of the Deka Ranger, one of the purposed abilities of the Deka Ranger is to ‘spectrum shift’ between the colors Red & Blue; each form with its own set of abilities.
- Houji Tomasu - Super Sentai counterpart in Dekaranger. See comparison page.
- Banban Akaza - Sentai counterpart after promoted to Red.
- Tekkan Aira - Similar tragic past after some of their parents' death by the counterpart of their parents' murders. Also succeeded Doggie as commander of S.P.D. Earth, albeit temporarily.
- Mary Gold - Dekaranger with 'X' (10) motif.
- Jack Landors - The First S.P.D. Red Ranger.
- Bridge Carson - The Second S.P.D Blue Ranger and Third S.P.D Red Ranger.
- Lina Song - The Third Blue S.P.D Ranger powers in Power Rangers: Soul of the Dragon.