|This article is about a/an ranger in Power Rangers Ninja Storm.|
- "Power of Water!"
- ―Tori after she morphs[src]
Tori Hanson is the Blue Wind Ranger and is the first female Blue Power Ranger in show history.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Video game appearances
- 3 Personality
- 4 Family
- 5 Ninja Powers
- 6 Blue Wind Ranger
- 7 Ranger Key
- 8 Gallery
- 9 Behind the Scenes
- 10 Notes
- 11 Appearances
- 12 See Also
- 13 References
Tori is the logical and sensible member of the Ninja Rangers and a tomboy. She can be charmed by her teammates and loyal to her friends but sticks up for Cam when her fellow Rangers pick on him and has an innate skill for ending conflicts with words instead of fists. Tori has an affinity for water, surfing in her spare time and mastering water based fighting techniques while training at the Wind Ninja Academy. She also has a crush on Blake Bradley, the Navy Thunder Ranger which, while "obviously mutual", was never acted upon (most likely due to the show's targeting a younger audience).
Tori's ninja training has endowed her with skills independent of her Ranger powers. Like her fellow ninja, Tori possesses superhuman speed and can move faster than the eye can see (referred to as "ninja streak"), leap higher than an average person, evade detection by normal people and focus her inner energies to resist mental attacks and manipulation. Her training based on her affinity for water allows her to move across water as if it were solid ground, create high-powered bursts of water as an offensive weapon and manipulate and control water for a number of effects such as creating objects.
As the Blue Ranger, Tori relies on the power of water to thwart evil, and pilots the Dolphin Zord.
In the finale, Tori becomes an instructor at the Wind Ninja Academy.
Legacy of Power
When Lothor returns in Power Rangers: Dino Thunder, Tori temporarily becomes evil alongside her teammates. They battle the Dino Rangers, but are set free by their comrades, Cam, Blake and Hunter. The Ninja and Dino Rangers then team up to do battle with Lothor and Mesogog's combined forces, with her teaming up with Yellow Dino Ranger Kira Ford. Afterwards, the Wind Rangers lose their powers, leaving things to the next generation.
In Operation Overdrive, Thrax, son of Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd, gathered all four factions determined to find the jewels of the Corona Aurora, Flurious and the Chillers, Moltor and the Lava Lizards, Miratrix and Kamdor, and the Fearcats, Mig and Benglo. Tori, Adam Park, Kira Ford, Bridge Carson and Xander Bly would be called upon by the
Sentinel Knight to take the place of the Operation Overdrive Rangers when they lost their powers as Thrax's alliance damaged the Morphing Grid. The team later went to a warehouse in Angel Grove where they discovered Alpha 6, who managed to repair the Morphing Grid and give the Overdrive Rangers their powers back. Both Ranger teams confronted Thrax's Alliance in a final battle, Tori fought alongside Rose Ortiz, the Pink Overdrive Ranger, against Moltor who they defeated. The Sentinel Knight then appeared and used the Sword Excelsior to destroy Thrax and the Rangers caused the other enemies to flee.
It is also revealed that Tori now runs her own surf shop. She is the only Ninja Storm Ranger to currently possess her Ranger powers due to the Sentinel Knight; as she offers her phone number in case the Overdrive team ever needs help again. She presumably still has those powers after the end of "Once a Ranger."
Tori and the other Ninja 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.
Video game appearances
Power Rangers Legacy Wars
Tori is a playable character in Power Rangers Legacy Wars.
Tori's personality is like a tom-boy, she is quite mature and is willing to help others.
- Unnamed sister
- Superhuman Speed: Due to their Ninja training, Tori and her fellow Ninja Storm Rangers can move faster than the eye can see.
- Superhuman Agility: Due to their Ninja training, Tori and her fellow rangers can move leap higher than the average person.
- Stealth: Due to their Ninja training, Tori and her fellow Ninja Storm Rangers are able to evade detection by normal people.
- Telepathic Negation: Due to their ninja training, Tori and her fellow Ninja Storm Rangers can focus their inner energies to resist telepathic abilities.
- Water Manipulation: Tori's training based on her affinity for water allows her to move across water as if it were solid ground, create high-powered bursts of water as an offensive weapon, and manipulate and control water for a number of effects, such as creating objects.
- Ninja Beams: From her Wind Morpher, Tori can fire blue energy lasers.
Blue Wind Ranger
Appearances: NS Episodes 1-16, 18-38, DT Episodes 31, 32, OO Episodes 20, 21, SM Episodes 20 & LBEV
Morph and Roll Call
The Blue Wind Ranger Key is Tori'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 Blue Wind Ranger.
- This key was used by Noah Carver when the Super Mega Rangers became the Wind Rangers and the Thunder Rangers while fighting Tentacus.
The Blue Wind Ranger Key is one of the five water-element Blue Ranger Keys that are used by Super Megaforce Blue for his Ultimate Ranger Saber Strike attack, which was used once against Skatana. This attack involved summoning manifestations of the five Rangers to attack the target, with Blue Wind Ranger being the fourth to go.
Behind the Scenes
- Tori is portrayed by Sally Martin.
- In Super Sentai footage from Hurricaneger, her suit actors were Yuuki Ono (小野 友紀 Ono Yuuki), Yuichi Hachisuka (蜂須賀 祐一 Hachisuka Yūichi), and Motokuni Nakagawa (中川 素州 Nakagawa Motokuni). In US/NZ footage, her suit actors are Motoko Nagino (梛野 素子 Nagino Motoko), (who was also her stunt double), and Kazuhiro Yokoyama (横山 和博 Yokoyama Kazuhiro).
- Tori is the first female Blue Ranger.
- Tori was the first character seen in the pilot of Ninja Storm.
- Tori is the only Ranger to have kept the same pose her Sentai counterpart used after morphing.
- The two-part episode Shane's Karma takes place on Tori's birthday and the cake that Dustin is holding at the end of the second episode has eighteen candles on it. This makes Tori one of the few Rangers whose age is stated in any way, directly or indirectly.
- When Tori appeared in the Dino Thunder team-up episode Thunder Storm, she was wearing a new ninja uniform because of her sensei status. However, when she appeared in the Operation Overdrive episode Once A Ranger, she was wearing her old student ninja uniform.
- Tori is a playable character in Power Rangers Legacy Wars.
- Nanami Nono - Super Sentai counterpart in Hurricaneger. See comparison page.
- Megumi Misaki - First female Sentai Blue.
- Yousuke Shima - Fellow Sentai Blue who is both a water elemental and surfer.