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"Kick into Overdrive! Black Ranger!"
―Will[src]

Will Aston is one of the main protagonists of Power Rangers Operation Overdrive. He is a spy-for-hire who becomes the Black Overdrive Ranger, the Black Ranger of the Overdrive Rangers.

Biography

Will was recruited by Andrew Hartford as a person who can find and defuse any traps. Used to working alone, he was initially annoyed at having to work in a team and deliberately went off on his own in the Atlantis mission, getting frustrated every time he screwed up as a result; he realized he needed the team when Mack saved his life.Tvicon.png TV STORY-The Underwater World Will showed his corrected thinking at the idea of teamwork when trying to help Tyzonn learn the same lesson in Just Like Me.Tvicon.png TV STORY-Just Like Me His connection to the team can be seen in Ronny on Empty, where he struck out on his own and risked his life to rescue Ronny, who'd been captured saving him. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Ronny on Empty

In One Gets Away, Will's attempt to return the third jewel to the Hartford estate ended in failure when Kamdor and Miratrix ambushed him and stole the jewel. In an attempt to salvage the situation, he resigned as a Ranger. However, he wasn't able to ignore his desire of helping his teammates keep the world safe that easily, and with help from Spencer who convinced Andrew that the Black Ranger wasn't in the wrong, Will was welcomed back to the team. Tvicon.png TV STORY-One Gets Away

His spy skills have made him a valuable asset; in Both Sides Now, during the search for the Hou-ou Bird, Will pretended to defect to the side of evil in order to retrieve the Bird from Kamdor. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Both Sides Now

As a result of his infiltration mission and the loss of the third jewel, Will developed an enmity with Kamdor. In Two Fallen Foes, this was brought to a head; Kamdor, who had been insulting Will as a constant failure, faced him in a battle over the Golden Plate, and Will was able to personally destroy him. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Two Fallen Foes

At the end of the series, Will decided to go back to being a spy, except that he will now train a team to work with. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Crown and Punishment

Super Megaforce

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Will and the other Overdrive 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. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Legendary Battle

Video Game Appearances

Power Rangers Key Scanner

Black Overdrive Ranger in Power Rangers Key Scanner

Will as Black Overdrive Ranger, appears in the app videogame Power Rangers Key Scanner, among various other Rangers teams.

Power Rangers Dash

Black Overdrive Ranger in Power Rangers Dash.

Will along with the other Overdrive Rangers as well among all the Ranger teams which appear in the Korean-developed mobile game Power Rangers Dash.


Personality

Will enjoys any chance to prove his skills against sophisticated security devices. He is also a suave ladies man, à la a younger version of James Bond, who appreciates the finer things in life. He tries to maintain a cooler-than-thou edge, making him the only Ranger not to be excited about Halloween in Ronny on Empty, as he considered it "kid's stuff".

He also prefers to work alone, rather than working with his teammates. Will is bit a skeptic and he didn't get used to perceive anything at once. He considers a new task as a chance to show himself. However he is able to work effectively. He also possess a big sense of humor. Will is notable for his unusual moves, workarounds, dodgy colorful speech and meaningful smile. His fight style resembles brutal component without lack of speed and agility.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Genetic Enhanced Hearing: Upon joining Operation Overdrive, Will's DNA was re-constructed which granted him the ability to hear things that others cannot, as even the most minute sounds are audible to him, which fits in with his spy training perfectly.
  • Telescopic Vision: Will can see things that are at incredible distances, as if looking through a telescope. He also notices every tiny detail on an object, which, again fits in with his spy training perfectly.

Abilities

  • Expert Espionage: Will is a skilled spy and is highly intelligent in utilizing spy and technical equipment. He is capable of breaking into an highly secure bank without getting detected by infrared lasers.

Black Overdrive Ranger

Ranger Costume

Zords

Arsenal

Appearances: OO Episodes 1-28, 30-32, SM Episodes 20 & LBEV


Ranger Costume with Defender Vest

Arsenal

Appearances: OO Episodes 19, 30, 31


Morph and Roll Call

Ranger Key

The Black Overdrive Ranger Key.

The Black Overdrive Ranger Key is Will’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 Jake Holling (Super Megaforce Green) who uses it to fight as the Black Overdrive Ranger. Although it has not been used, it has been seen in the Scanner app and the toyline.

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

Notes

  • Will is the Ranger to most commonly fight against Kamdor due to amount of footage his Sentai counterpart had with Kamdor's counterpart.

Appearances

See Also

Power nav icon.png Power Rangers Operation Overdrive Icon-oo.png
Rangers
Mack Hartford - Will Aston - Dax Lo - Ronny Robinson - Rose Ortiz - Tyzonn
Sentinel Knight
Gear
Overdrive Tracker - Mercury Morpher - Sentinel Morpher - Drive Defender - Double O Zip Shooter - Drive Lance - Drive Slammer - Drive Vortex - Drive Claws - Drive Geyser - Drive Detector - Defender Vest - Drill Blaster - Red Sentinel Ranger - S.H.A.R.C. - Hovertek Cycle - Transtek Armor
Allies
Andrew Hartford - Spencer - Vella - Norg - Alpha 6
Retro Rangers: Adam Park - Tori Hanson - Kira Ford - Bridge Carson - Xander Bly
Zords and Megazords
Dump Driver - Speed Driver - Gyro Driver - Dozer Driver - Sub Driver - Drill Driver - Shovel Driver - Cement Driver - Crane Driver - Sonic Streaker - Fire Truck Zord - Rescue Runner 1 - Rescue Runner 2 - BattleFleet Zord 14 - BattleFleet Zord 15 - BattleFleet Zord 16 - BattleFleet Zord 17 - BattleFleet Zord 18
DriveMax Megazord - Super DriveMax Megazord - DriveMax Ultrazord - Flash Point Megazord - BattleFleet Megazord - DualDrive Megazord
Villains
Flurious - Chillers
Moltor - Lava Lizards
Miratrix - Kamdor
The Fearcats: Mig - Benglo - Crazar - Cheetar
Others: Thrax
Monsters
Giant Sea Creature - Atlantis Temple - Ultrog - Weather Machine Monster - Bombardo - Volkan - Big Mouth Monster - Scaletex - Camera Monster - Amplifier Monster - Bullox - Lavadactyls - Top Hat - Blothgaar - Generalissimo - Vulturus - Datum - Garbage Warrior - Golem Warrior - Statue Warrior - Kunoichi Monster - Prince Warrior - Magmador
Robots: Dragonizer - Moltor's Zord - Flurious' Robot - Jet Robot - Commando Robot - Centurion Robot - Cybernetic Rex - Agrios
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Black Rangers
Identities
Zack TaylorAdam ParkCorcusCarlos VallerteDanny DelgadoTommy OliverWill AstonDillonJake HollingChase RandallJavi Garcia
Adam Park/MovieZack Taylor/2017 movieVesper VasquezJamie GilmoreXev

Secondary Rangers
Phantom RangerMagna DefenderMike CorbettAnubis CrugerJarrodJungle Fury Bat Ranger
Zack PuttyPuttyZaneAbrahamOsamu TezukaPsycho BlackBison Shadow RangerEvil Black Overdrive Ranger
Mastodon Sentries

Power Sets
Black RangerBlack Aquitar RangerPhantom RangerBlack Space RangerMagna DefenderBlack Wild Force RangerBlack Dino RangerBlack Overdrive RangerJungle Fury Bat RangerRanger Operator Series BlackMegaforce BlackDino Charge Black RangerDino Fury Black Ranger
Black Ranger (1995 movie)Black Ranger (2017 movie)Black Squadron Ranger

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