|This article is about a/an ranger in Power Rangers Operation Overdrive.|
- "Kick into Overdrive! Black Ranger!"
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. Will showed his corrected thinking at the idea of teamwork when trying to help Tyzonn learn the same lesson in 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Video Game Appearances
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
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.
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
- 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.
- 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
Appearances: OO Episodes 1-28, 30-32, SM Episodes 20 & LBEV
Morph and Roll Call
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
- Will is portrayed by Samuell Benta.
- As the Black Overdrive Ranger, his suit actors were Takahiro Honma (本間 崇寛 Honma Takahiro) and Kazunori Yajima (矢島一憲 Yajima Kazunori). (And Yasuhiko Imai (今井 靖彦 Imai Yasuhiko) in Super Sentai footage from Boukenger).
- Will is the Ranger to most commonly fight against Kamdor due to amount of footage his Sentai counterpart had with Kamdor's counterpart.
- Masumi Inou - Super Sentai counterpart in Boukenger. See comparison page.
- Souta Mogami - The ranger from Boukenger who his personality is more similar to.
- Daichi Yamagata - The First Sentai Vehicle-Themed Black Ranger