|This article is about a/an ranger in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.|
- "It’s Morphin Time! Sabertooth Tiger!"
- ―roll call as the Mighty Morphin Yellow Ranger[src]
Retroactively, She is also referred to as the Mighty Morphin Yellow Ranger or Yellow Mighty Morphin Ranger, though these are in reference to the show, as opposed to proper labels.
Trini Kwan was also adapted for the Papercutz comics in 2014, which function as lost episodes of the original TV show, in which she took on two new helmet formats, and the alternative canon BOOM! Studios comics, gaining the forms (temporary) Red Ranger and Green Ranger, and (regular) Omega Yellow Ranger and All-New Yellow Ranger.
- 1 History
- 2 Split History
- 3 Personality
- 4 Family
- 5 Yellow Mighty Morphin Ranger
- 6 Legendary Ranger Devices
- 7 Gallery
- 8 MMPR interactive CD-ROM
- 9 MMPR fan club video
- 10 Appearances
- 11 Appearances in other media
- 12 Multiverse
- 13 Behind the Scenes
- 14 Notes
- 15 See Also
- 16 References
|This article contains content in reference to the main TV series, as well as supplemental material, such as the comics. A sliding/floating timeline applies. Story instances for TV and other media will be clearly marked.|
Trini Kwan is an Asian-American teenager with Chinese and Japanese traditions, resident in Angel Grove and a student at Angel Grove High School, she chosen by Zordon and his robot assistant to be the Yellow Ranger.
Trini Kwan is a 16-year-old daughter of the Taiwanese doctor and a Korean woman, who has lived in eight military bases for the past fifteen years due to her father's work.
Becoming a Ranger
Trini Kwan was working out at Ernie's Juice Bar & Gym along with her friends. Suddenly the ground began to shake and Trini and her friends were transported to the Command Center. There awaited quite the sight, a blue head floating inside an energy tube and a young, fully-sentient and multi-functional automaton with a head in the shape of a flying saucer. And even more incredibly, this being called Zordon, had selected them to become Power Rangers. Kimberly and Zack blew Zordon off, but Trini, Billy and Jason lingered.
The idea of protecting people from the evil witch Rita Repulsa appealed to the gentle and kind nature of Trini. With the others calling them, Trini, Billy, and Jason left the Command Center. Outside the building they were confronted by another strange sight - Putties. Trini fought with all her might, but the Putties were too strong. Without hesitation, Trini activated her Power Coin and became the first Yellow Mighty Morphin Power Ranger. Needless to say, after morphing into a Ranger, Trini made quick work of the Putties. She also took up the challenge that Zordon placed before her.
When they are not saving the world, teenagers with attitudes chosen by Zordon gather at the Angel Grove Youth Center. Trini updates Alpha 5 with the language of the year 1993. Far away, Dr. Carver and Dr. Kenyon discover a new civilization and the largest statue ever built in ancient America. Unintentionally, Dr. Carver activates the terrible cross between monster and robot that attacks the excavation site. Back at the Youth Center, Billy creates a device with internet access when everyone sees the attack on TV. In the territory of the attack, summoning the Dinozords, the Power Rangers fight against a terrible monster. Struck by the lightning of the stone giant, the Rangers lose communication with Zordon and have their pieces exchanged makes it difficult in battle. With the help of Alpha 5, the exchange effect was reversed and the Rangers, winning the battle and returning the giant to its location.
Trini and his friends in the form of Power Rangers defeat Korruptor using Dino Megazord.
A young woman with a calm and composed attitude, no one would ever guess that Trini was fearful of anything. But Trini did have one fear - a fear of heights. But when she saw Billy in trouble, with a tremendous effort, she put aside her fear to help him. Being a Ranger during this era meant one had to be thrown into some strange places. One of these was the Island of Illusion where, once again, Trini had to face her fear of heights. With the other Ranger's help, she was able to accomplish this. Trini was also placed under a spell where for a time she lost her confidence. Thankfully, she was able to remember previous battles and overcame this spell. Trini fought many battles against Rita and defeated her time and time again. One of Trini's pet causes was the environment. She was always heading up drives to clean up the environment. Not only did Trini clean-up parks, but she also planted seeds for future trees as well. Trini was also involved in the Big Sister program which she did for her little cousin. Trini loves animals as well, trying to help strays find a home. Trini enjoyed life and made time to have fun. She had a wonderful doll collection, which Rita actually used one as a monster. Trini liked to host food festivals; she enjoyed the picnics, carnival, concerts, masquerade balls, talent contests, dances and the beach. Trini was a big help behind the scenes of any school theatrical production.
Trini was very close to her family. Her favorites were her cousin Sylvia and Uncle Howard, the latter she invited up to help Billy with his confidence. When Rita whisked away her parents, she was forced to chose between her Power Coin or her parents. With tears in her eyes, Trini gave up her Coin to Goldar. Of course, Rita had no intention of returning her parents. Trini and the others quickly put together a plan to get their parents and Power Coins back by recruiting former teammate Tommy Oliver to reclaim his powers (as Jason had kept his Dragon Coin). The plan worked and Trini was happily reunited with her returning teammate.
Trini was also very close to her fellow Rangers, particularly Kimberly, connected through being the only female team members, and Billy, connected through their scientific intelligence and kind, passive natures. She also helped translate for Billy when his speech got too technical for the others in his group or to help him study for an upcoming test.
Trini was always by Billy's side when he was working on various devices to defeat either Rita Repulsa or Lord Zedd. Trini enjoyed Zack's high spirits and was always found supporting Jason in his various matches.
She is a bright, supportive and athletic young woman who is able to assist Billy with zord maintenance due to her advanced intellect. She initially wanted to pursue a similar career to her father, who was a doctor in Taiwan, but since participating in the World Peace Summit she has found a new trajectory in life. Near the start of her Ranger career, Trini had a crush on Jason and briefly kissed when their powers were swapped and dated in secret for a short period of time, but later broke up mutually when realizing that it could be used as a weakness by their enemies. Later in her Ranger career, Trini fell in love with Zack.
When Tommy came on the scene, Trini was quick to make him a friend as well. She was very supportive of him during the two different times he lost his Green Ranger powers. When Trini found out that there was to be a new Ranger, she didn't want Tommy to be replaced. As luck would have it, the new Ranger was Tommy as the White Ranger. Trini made friends easily and had no problem spending a day with her neighbor's little girl Haley.
Trini found herself falling for a new guy by the name of Richie. Although she was always casting loving looks towards him and inviting him to various functions with her, Richie seemed not to notice. He eventually became smitten with Trini, but a relationship was never shown.
Trini enjoyed various athletic venues. Not only did she work on her martial arts, but enjoyed volleyball, scuba diving, mountain motorbiking and basketball as well. During a sporting event at school, Trini helped her team win the Noble Lion Trophy. Trini was always up for the challenge of learning new skills. She took on the task of learning the style of the Mantis Kung Fu with her complete concentration.
The Rangers are driving out to the desert in Billy's RADBUG so they can send Rita back into space without any civilians seeing. During the drive, Zack reveals that he has gotten a gift for his girlfriend Angela: a pair of walkie-talkies designed after characters from an old children's show she likes. Trini explains to Kimberly that people often like to collect things that remind them of what made them happy, though Kimberly can't quite understand it. As the Rangers get out of the Radbug for a breather, Zack puts the walkie-talkies in the car's trunk next to Rita's Dumpster. Up in the Moon Palace, Lord Zedd is still in disbelief that his Scarlet Sentinel has fallen. Seeing the Rangers in the desert, he gets an idea and uses his power on the Radbug. Suddenly, the car comes to life and begins attempting to ram into the Rangers while claiming that it will no longer stand for being treated like a slave. The Rangers morph and use their Power Weapons to create a ramp that flips the Radbug on its roof and immobilizes it. Zedd throws a grenade down and the Radbug grows in size, plus gains a face made from Zack's walkie-talkies (which also gives Rita a means to complain about all the hassle she's getting put through). Tommy summons the White Tigerzord to deal with the Radbug while the other Rangers form the Thunder Megazord, and he tries to stop it by climbing into the runaway vehicle and driving it with his Tigerzord at the wheel. This only serves to anger the Radbug as it turns into a bipedal monster and ejects its Zord-driving driver. The Thunder Megazord rides the White Tigerzord to catch up to the Radbug as it nears Angel Grove's city limits. Once it gets close, the Megazord jumps onto the Radbug's hood and tears its fuel line out to end the joyride.With the Radbug back to normal, Billy tends to repairs while the other Rangers prepare to send Rita on her trip. Zack also recovers his walkie-talkies, which are perfectly intact, and Kimberly admits that she'll never doubt the value of collectibles again.
When Tommy fell unconscious after his battle with Scorpina, she made a request to Zordon that she perform a power scan on him, noting that his heart rate was heightened. The two bonded during the analysis, with her recognizing Tommy's guilt over his actions under Rita's spell. During the scan, Tommy began to hallucinate and, along with the scan itself, gave Trini clear evidence that Rita's control had done more damage to Tommy than he'd been letting on.
During the battle against Lord Drakkon's Black Dragon, Trini and the other rangers have their powers severed after Billy's Power Coin is taken. She is re-powered as a Green Ranger thanks to Tommy's Power Coin and reclaims control of her Zord. She is abducted during the battle with Finster's Goldar Army and uses the situation to reclaim Billy's coin. With Billy's Zord regained under their control, they form the Megazord, stop Goldar and travel to Lord Drakkon's dimension to aid the rebels against Rita's forces and save their lost friends.
In an attempt to regain Zordon's tether to their world, Trini and Kimberly reclaim the fragments of Zordon's Staff from a black market dealer named Zosma.
Participating in a final push against Drakkon's Tower on the Moon in the World of the Coinless, Trini manned her station in the Dragonzord Battle Mode led by Kimberly, who Jason entrusted with Tommy's Dragon Armor. Within one of the several Megazords present, the Rangers led the fight against a massive army of Ranger Sentries. Eventually, however, the Megazords were overwhelmed by the arrival of Lord Drakkon's immense Zord, Serpentera, whose assault forced the Rangers out from their cockpits onto the ground.
After Drakkon destroys and remakes the universe to make an ideal version of it, Trini and Zack are employed as reporters. In this role, they cover Drakkon's various victories against monsters attacking the city. However, after Tommy is able to reenter the world, Trini's memories return, and her Ranger powers are reactivated. Trini and the other Rangers engage in a battle with Drakkon and are losing until Lauren and Jen arrive, opening the door for Tommy to claim the Heart of the Master and for the universe to be destroyed.
Trini and the other Rangers find themselves in a void with the Emissaries, who inform them that they have the power to remake the universe, though there will be side effects from Drakkon's interference. Trini and the other Rangers grip the Heart of the Master and wish for the universe to be reformed, and they are last seen successfully reviving it.
The Power Transfer
- "Zordon we can't go to the Peace Conference, not now."
- ―Trini before transfering her powers.[src]
But there were changes on the horizon for Trini. A world teen summit was coming to Angel Grove and was going to select three teens from Angel Grove to attend the world Peace Summit in Switzerland. Trini, along with Jason and Zack, was selected to attend. Trini had served the Rangers well and with Zordon's blessing, she transferred her power to Aisha Campbell and left for the world Peace Summit.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Pink
At some point after the World Peace Summit, Zack and Trini started dating. Now living in South America, Trini literally crash lands into Kimberly when she comes to get her - having overcome her fear of heights. After explaining the situation to them, Zack and Trini are willing to help Kim and become rangers one last time using the Sword of Light's power.
Legacy of Power
Bully for Ethan
Trini appeared in the picture of the old MMPR team that Dr. Tommy Oliver had with him as a memento of the past during the time when he returned as the Green Ranger again. Kira found the image in this episode while helping Tommy.
It's currently unknown if she was part of the Legendary Battle in her original Ranger costume or if it's Aisha instead. If she was present, she somehow fully restored her powers and returned as part of the army of Legendary Rangers led by Tommy 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.
Even though it's not officially revealed if Trini was the Yellow Ranger at the time and not Aisha (as both of them share the Saber-Toothed Tiger Power Coin), a Yellow Ranger responded to her old teammate Jason's signal and returned alongside her fellow Mighty Morphin Power Rangers as part of the Legendary Dino Rangers army. When Evox summoned his massive Chimerazord, her team joined in summoning the Megazord and aiding in its defeat. With Evox on the run again, the teams departed.
When history is reset after Shattered Grid, the story behind the Peace Conference changes and Jason, Zack and Trini were instead recruited by the Blue Emisary of the Morphin Masters and were given new powers to become the Omega Rangers.
Trini is a kind, thoughtful and compassionate girl. She is also the second most mathematical and scientific of the original Rangers, next to Billy Cranston. She alone was able to understand Billy's technical jargon early on, and loved to assist Billy in the creation of many of his devices, including the signal blocker that released the Dinozords from Lord Zedd's control. Trini also cared greatly about the environment and would lead campaigns to save important pieces of history, such as the forest spirit statue. Trini does not have many fears, but a fear of heights is one of them. Trini only fights if provoked, and is a peacemaker. Trini's favorite subjects are math and science. She is very studious.
Yellow Mighty Morphin Ranger
Appearances: MMPR S1 Episodes 1-60, MMPR S2 Episodes 1-21, 23-28, SM Episodes 20 & LBEV, BM S2 Episode 13
By modifying her morpher's teleportation function, Trini was able to utilize the parts of the fallen Black Dragon after reprogramming it ahead of time. This allowed her to create an exosuit of armor to fend off Rita's forces long enough to reclaim Billy's Power Coin and scare Rita away.
Due to the properties of a dimension, Jason and Trini were sucked into affecting her connection to the Morphin Grid, Trini's powers and weapons swapped with Jason's to become the Red Ranger, yet she retains her original Power Coin. Arsenal
When her ability to use her Ranger powers were disrupted by the Shredder, Trini gave her Morpher to Michelangelo to use and donned ninja streetwear to help fight the Foot Clan. Despite being titled as a "Ranger", Trini's abilities are nowhere near as strong as her morphed form and are on par with how she is unmorphed.
Morph and Roll Call
Legendary Ranger Devices
The Yellow Mighty Morphin Ranger Key is Trini'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 the Yellow Mighty Morphin Ranger.
- When the Super Mega Rangers became the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers while fighting Matacore.
- When the Super Mega Rangers became the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers while fighting against Invidious and his X Borgs.
MMPR interactive CD-ROM
- Trini's birthday was given as August 9, making her a Leo.
- Trini's birthplace was given as Houston, Texas.
MMPR fan club video
- Asked who her superhero was, Trini chose Wonder Woman, since she was a female superhero she could identify with.
Appearances in other media
- Trini appears as a playable character in Power Rangers Legacy Wars, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (video game), Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Sega CD) (archive footage), Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (video game) (Sega Genesis version), Power Rangers: Super Legends
- A Yellow Ranger appears in Power Rangers Unite, though it is not specified if it is her or Aisha Campbell.
- An alternate version of Trini with a slightly altered history appears in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Mega Battle.
- An alternate version of Trini with an altered history appears in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Boom! Studios).
|Trini Crystal (Tricia Fisher)||Biorhythm Yellow||Bio-Man (1986)|
|Trini (Audri DuBois)||Yellow Ranger||Lost Episode (1992)|
|Trini Kwan (Thuy Trang)||Yellow Ranger (I)||TV series|
|Trini Chang||Yellow Ranger (i)||Hamilton Comics|
|Trrrini||Yellow Meower Ranger||Mighty Morphin Meower Rangers (2017)|
|Yellow Ranger (II)||Power Rangers Movie (2017)|
|Trini Kwan||Yellow Ranger & All-New Yellow Ranger||Boom! Studios|
|Trini Kwan (World of the Coinless )||Yellow Ranger & Black Dragon||Boom! Studios|
Behind the Scenes
- Trini is portrayed by the late Thuy Trang. In Super Sentai footage from Zyuranger, her suit actor was Hirofumi Ishigaki (石垣広文 Ishigaki Hirofumi). In US footage, her suit actor is Bridget Riley.
- Controversy over Thuy Trang being cast as the Yellow Ranger and Walter Jones being cast as the Black Ranger led to accusations of racism against Saban. According to Tony Oliver at Power Morphicon 2007, the producers were unaware of this being racially insensitive until the 10th episode.
- Thuy Trang died in a car accident on September 3, 2001; the Time Force episode, "Circuit Unsure," features an obituary for Trang.
- Trini is the first female Ranger to have a male Super Sentai counterpart.
- Trini was the first Ranger to destroy a monster (Bones from the episode "High Five") single-handedly without the help of other Rangers or a Zord.
- According to a contest held by ABC Family in 2004, three years after her actress' death, Trini was voted the best Yellow Ranger of all time.
- "The Yellow Ranger," a Melbourne-based Hardcore band, is named after Trini Kwan's time as the Yellow Ranger.
- Due to her on and off appearances during the second season of MMPR, the producers re-dubbed Trini's voice with an unknown actress referred to only as Judy.
- Trini is the longest lasting Yellow Ranger, with a total of 88 episodes.
- Officially, she is the only one on the original Morphin Power Rangers team who has not had a romantic relationship on screen. In the TV series, her character would develop a relationship with Richie.
- Trini is a playable character in Power Rangers Legacy Wars.
- Trini's name in the first draft of MMPR, known as "Galaxy Rangers", was Trini Crystal.
- Kazu of the Heavenly Time Star - Super Sentai counterpart in Dairanger. See comparison page.
- Daita Oiwa - The first Sentai Yellow and first Yellow Sentai Ranger to be replaced.
- Diane Martin - The first female Super Sentai to be replaced.
- Mika Koizumi - The first female Sentai Yellow, the first female Yellow Sentai did not wear a skirt in her suit and first female Yellow Sentai Ranger to be replaced.
- Peggy Matsuyama - The first female Sentai did not wear a skirt in her suit.
- Asao Hyou - The first feline themed Sentai Ranger.
- Aisha Campbell - her successor.
- Trini Kwan in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Comic Book Reboot 2016.
- Trini in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Movie Reboot
- Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers (1993) - Trivia
Trini • Aisha • Tideus • Tanya • Ashley • Maya • Kelsey • Katie • Taylor • Dustin • Kira
Z • Chip • Ronny • Lily • Summer • Emily • Gia • Calvin • Zoey
Aisha (1995 movie) • Trini (2016 comic) • Trini (2017 movie) • Jack • Terona
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