|This article is about a/an Ranger in Power Rangers RPM.|
Summer Landsdown is Ranger Operator Series Yellow, otherwise known as Ranger Yellow, of the Ranger Operators.
Retroactively, she is also referred to as the RPM Yellow Ranger or Yellow RPM Ranger, though these are in reference to the show, as opposed to proper labels.
Summer did not start off kind or caring, as she once was a rich and spoiled heiress who seemed not to care about anyone but herself. She lived in a luxurious mansion, where her personal butler was frequently subjected to her mistreatment. Her parents were hardly ever around to take care of her, and she was surrounded by equally spoiled, self-centered friends.
Escape to Corinth
When Venjix forces attacked on her birthday, she was abandoned by her friends and staff during the evacuation, her friends literally throwing her from the transport.
While wandering aimlessly in search of help, she was found by Andrews, who took it upon himself to escort Summer to Corinth. Along the way, Summer began to gain a better understanding and appreciation for what Andrews had done for her all these years, and slowly began to return his kindness. When they were about 20 miles from Corinth, they were ambushed by Grinders, and Andrews was killed protecting her, forcing her to completely abandon her selfish personality to live up to the example he set.
Summer somehow managed to make it the rest of the way to Corinth City, where she reunited with her parents. As the shields were prepared to be raised, she got wind of a report that a fighter pilot had crashed outside of the city. She subsequently took a medical uniform and motorcycle and left to save the pilot despite her parents' objections. She found a downed Scott Truman and helped him return to Corinth before the city's shielding went up, making her rescue of Scott her first significant act of goodwill.
Get in Gear
When Corinth's shields were raised, Summer asked her parents to allow her to fend for herself. Her parents agreed on the condition that she would get married in a year. When her parents later showed up to have that promise kept, Summer had no desire to. Unfortunately, she soon learned her parents were no longer rich, as their assets had been lost during the Venjix takeover, and was forced to uphold her promise in order for her parents to regain their wealth. Summer ended up not marrying, however, as the ceremony was interrupted when Tenaya 7 came in to try and steal the Landsdown treasure, a Black Diamond. Summer and the rest of the Rangers eventually fended them off. Even though the diamond was lost, Summer's parents finally came to terms with Summer's decision to continue her life as a Power Ranger.
When Dillon and Ziggy arrived in Corinth and were subsequently jailed, it was Summer who first considered Dillon a suitable operator for the Series Black tech, willing to trust him while others would not. While the primary colored Rangers together were able to convince him to join, Summer's words in particular were later instrumental to prevent him from abandoning his duties.
It is revealed that Summer is attracted to both Scott and Dillon. While in the burning Venjix factory, Summer and Dillon almost share a kiss until water falls on them. They then almost kiss again before Gem & Gemma interrupt. Gemma noted in her diary that Summer is totally caring, especially when it comes to Dillon.
After Venjix is defeated for the last time, Summer leaves Corinth with Tenaya and Dillon to help rebuild the ravaged world.
Clash of the Red Rangers
- "If they are there my team will help them"
- ―Summer and other RPM Rangers mentioned by Scott[src]
Summer and the other RPM Rangers were using the SkyRev Megazord face off against Professor Cog offscreen. The RPM Rangers quickly fire, however, it's a trap and Professor Cog fires his guns at the Megazord and knocks it down. When the Samurai Rangers (minus Jayden) enters the RPM world off-screen, Summer along with the other RPM Rangers help the Samurai Rangers return to their world and also says to the Samurai team that they let Scott know that she and the other RPM Rangers says hi.
Summer along with the other Ranger Operators and other Ranger teams are seen in Troy's premonition about the Legendary Battle.
She and the other Rangers are seen again in another of Troy's dream/vision about the Legendary Battle.
After that, the Mega Rangers meet Robo Knight, Summer is seen in a flashback when Troy relates his visions about the Legendary Battle.
When the Mega Rangers receive the new Legendary Morphers, what makes the Mega Rangers access to Legendary Mode, Summer along with other Rangers are seen briefly in another vision/flashback when Gosei talk about to the Mega Rangers to take the form of the past Rangers using the Legendary Ranger Keys.
Emperor Mavro was defeated, but the remaining thousands of X Borgs still stand. Tommy gathered all the existing Power Rangers, Summer returned with her fellow Ranger Operators as part of the army of Legendary Rangers led by Tommy that helped the Mega Rangers to defeat the Armada once and for all, fighting in a huge battle against hundreds of X Borgs and dozens of Bruisers. After the demise of the X Borgs, Tommy shook hands with Troy and teleported off along with Summer and the Legendary Rangers. She then returns to her home dimension in the RPM World.
During his research in the Ranger archives, Devon Daniels finds information of the Ranger Operators in another dimension and sees a picture of Summer and his team with Doctor K.
Upon learning Venjix has returned under his reborn alias of Evox in the dimension where the Beast Morphers live, Doctor K provides her assistance to get Nate Silva to make up for his mistakes and tells the story of her and the Ranger Operators while flashbacks of Scott, Summer and Flynn appear.
Defend Corinth city
On Doctor K's birthday, she and the other Ranger Operators give a cake to Doctor K, however Summer and the other Rangers are screamed at by Doctor K due to the traumas that she have had in her childhood.
Suddenly, several Blue Samurai Sentries and Mastodon Sentries attack the dome city of Corinth. The Ranger Operators transform and fight against the Sentries, the Rangers manage to keep Lord Drakkon's forces at bay, until Summer along with the other Rangers witnesses the Mastodon Sentries attack on Dillon using a Dragon Cannon. Later, the Ranger Operators are turning the tide of battle against the Ranger Sentries, the result is that the Ranger Operators are victorious in the battle.
The Ranger Operators went back with a piece of the Dragon Cannon to give to Doctor K, they are surprise how Doctor K eats the cake that the Ranger Operators that given to her.
In Corinth city, Summer along with the other Ranger Operators and the military defend the frontier of Corinth city, fighting against more Rangers Sentries.
Summer attacks a Blue Samurai Sentry with a flying kick, Summer along with the other Rangers, little by little are getting tired during the battle until the Tyrannosaurus Dinozord drove by Jason and Lauren to help them, causing a brief retreat of the Ranger Sentries.
The Ranger Operators meet Jason Lee Scott and Lauren Shiba until Summer and the other Rangers are notified by Dillon looking far away how Drakkon is coming to Corinth city with more Rangers Sentries, Psycho Blue, Psycho Pink, A-Squad Red Ranger, A-Squad Green Ranger, A-Squad Yellow Ranger and Koragg, The Knight Wolf.
Lost her powers by Drakkon
During another fight in Corinth against Lord Drakkon's Forces, Summer fights against a Sabertooth Sentry and Green Zeo Sentry. She with Scott and Flynn are surrounded by several Sabertooth Sentries but are saved by Lauren who continue the fight.
Summer is seen figthing against a Mastodon Sentry but came face to face with Drakkon and all the Rangers decide to attack Drakkon but are easily defeated by Drakkon himself, also he steals her Morpher, leaving Summer unable to morph again. Fortunately, reinforcements arrived to help the Rangers are other Ranger survivors rescue by Time Force Pink and Mighty Morphin Pink Ranger from other timelines. However, she goes to the Command Center alongside the other Rangers and Doctor K. It's later unknown what became of her fate after Drakkon stolen her Cell Shift Morpher and the Rangers teleported to the Command Center.
Summer's timeline is later restored by the Mighty Morphin Rangers after they defeated Drakkon.
Summer as Ranger Operator Series Yellow along with Scott, Flynn and other several Rangers are seen in Jason Lee Scott's flashback and vision to the battle on the Moon of Shattered Grid, Summer is seen figthing against Mastodon Sentries.
Summer, Scott, and Flynn are seen briefly in a fragment of the reality when the Emissaries Three observes all the Ranger realities.
When the three Emissaries see the Power Rangers from different timelines and universes, in the RPM World is seen by the Red Emissary, where the five Ranger Operators drive the Zenith Megazord against an unknown Attack Bot. By the orders of Doctor K, the Ranger Operators destroy the Attack Bot giving one more victory to the Rangers.
Drakkon New Dawn
In the timeline of the World of the Coinless, Lord Drakkon himself tortures the Mysterious Prisoner Ranger. Drakkon reveals to his prisoner some Ranger realities. The first reality is the Dino Charge World of the Dino Charge Rangers are seen fighting against Vivix. The second reality is the RPM World, where Summer and the other Ranger Operators are seen fighting against Grinders.
Video game appearances
Power Rangers Key Scanner
Summer as Ranger Operator Series Yellow , appears in the app videogame Power Rangers Key Scanner, amoung various other Rangers teams.
Power Rangers Dash
Summer along with the other Ranger Operators are among all the Ranger teams which appear in the Korean-developed mobile game Power Rangers Dash.
She has a kind personality, willing to trust others and give them the benefit of the doubt, even when no one else is willing to. She isn't above getting down to business when necessary, however. Summer is proficient at martial arts, making her a skilled combatant. She is also skilled at, and enjoys riding motorcycles.
Before, she has a bratty and spoiled personality due to her parents' wealth but thanks to her loyal butler who taught her humility, her attitude changed. As evidenced in the two part Ranger Yellow story, Summer has become disgusted with her parents (mostly because they wanted to marry her off to require wealth) and their inability to understand she is not like them anymore. However, by the end of the story, Summer has managed to mend her relationship with them; they finally accept her new life and decide to get jobs.
Ranger Operator Series Yellow
- Series Yellow Cell Shift Morpher
- Cell Shift Morpher Cell Chip
- Engine Cell Chip series 3
- Ranger Prototype Series Covert Infantry Bio-suit series Yellow
- Nitro Blaster/Nitro Sword
- Zip Charger
Zord Attack Vehicle
Special Ability Aside from perusing the Ranger arsenal for battle, Ranger Operators can also generate their own personal ability without weaponry.
- Energy Blast: Summer can read energy signatures and focus the flow into concentrated surges of energy. Like the special attacks of Scott and Flynn, they drain energy levels. Her special ability only works in Ranger form.
Episodes when she uses her energy blast:
Appearances: RPM Episodes 1-28, 30-32, SM Episodes 20 & LBEV
Morph and Roll Call
The Ranger Yellow Key is Summer'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 Gia Moran (Super Megaforce Yellow) who uses it to fight as Ranger Yellow.
- When the Super Mega Rangers became the RPM Rangers while fighting against X Borgs while Troy was absent.
- When the Super Mega Rangers became the RPM Rangers while fighting Skeltox.
- When the Super Mega Rangers became the RPM Rangers while fighting Professor Cog.
Behind the Scenes
- Summer is played by Rose McIver.
- As Ranger Operator Series Yellow, her suit actress was Jun Yamashita (山下純 Yamashita Jun). (And Sanae Hitomi (人見 早苗 Hitomi Sanae) in Super Sentai footage from Go-Onger).
- Actress Heidi Bradhurt she was originally cast as the role of Summer, She was later dropped to become an extra before Rose McIver was re-cast.
- The action figure refers to her as the Bear Ranger, in reference to her Zord.