|This article is about a/an ranger in Power Rangers in Space, the last installment in the Zordon Era.|
"No more clownin' around, Power Silver!"
Retroactively, he is also referred to as Silver Space Ranger or In Space Silver Ranger- variations on his in-show labels, though the latter is more in reference to the show itself than a proper label.
Zhane became Andros' best friend was, at times, the only one who could make Andros smile or laugh. When the two became Power Rangers, it was a dream come true for both of them. As the Silver Space Ranger, Zhane and Andros were in another battle against evil forces. Dark Specter launched attack after attack on KO-35. In the midst of the battle, Zhane saw that Andros was in trouble when he was engaging with a red statue monster. Without a second thought for himself, Zhane leapt in front of Andros and took an attack meant for him, saving his friend's life but leaving him mortally wounded. Unable to treat Zhane's wounds properly, Andros placed him in a cryogenic tube in a hidden compartment in the Astro Megaship, in the hopes of someday restoring him.
For two whole years, Andros watched over his friend hoping for any sign of him awakening. After crash-landing on Kadix and being attacked by scavengers, Zhane's life support briefly failed, before suddenly the Silver Ranger awakened from his deep freeze and fought alongside the Rangers. Zhane proved himself a valuable asset early on, when he defeated Ecliptor single-handedly, a feat that all the other five Rangers - even working together - struggled in doing.
Despite being overjoyed at Zhane's return, Andros briefly struggled with his presence among his newfound friends since his hibernation. After learning Ashley was interested in learning telekinesis, Zhane was happy to teach her how to focus her thoughts. Andros quickly grew suspicious of Zhane's motivations, suspecting he was trying to endear himself to Ashley over himself. The friction was brief however, with the two reconciling soon aterwards.
However, during the battles that would follow, Zhane's powers randomly began to inexplicable fail, forcing him to demorph during battles. Zhane knew he needed some help, but was still reluctant to tell the other Rangers. He found Alpha 6 and told him of his problem, although an easedropping Cassie and Andros misinterpreted this as Zhane revealing he was actually dying. Andros and Cassie informed the other Rangers, and they all agreed to make Zhane's final days as comfortable as possible. Much to his amusement, Zhane realized what the other Rangers thought and couldn't resist playing along. Zhane eventually discovered the reason he couldn't stay morphed for very long was due to his powers "leaking" as a result of remaining in his morphed form over the course of two years in cryogenic suspension, meaning he'd have to manually recharge them. Discovering an electric storm, he used its raw energy to restore his Digimorpher back to full maximum power. Upon returning to the ship, and unaware the other Rangers had learned the truth, Zhane was pressured into admitting he had taken advantage of his friend's misunderstanding, leaving him covered in cleaning supplies.
After saving Astronema from one her own monsters, Zhane tended to her needs in a marsh. Once she awakened, Zhane had her taste a roasted marshmallow. Seeing a smile on her face lightened Zhane's day. Astronema left with a quick "thank you", reminding him that they were enemies now and forever. Zhane realized that he had a romantic interest in the Princess of Darkness, as she was interested in the Silver Ranger in return. Zhane received a note from Astronema saying she wanted to meet him at the campfire. Zhane was excited and raced back to the Astro Megaship to get ready for his date. However, he was called into duty to stop Horrorbull and later went to see Astronema. Until he got there, Zhane was very late, which Astronema was really angry for - so angry, she blasted him. She said that she never wanted to see him again. Zhane was devastated. He stood there torched and defeated. The other Rangers tried to get Zhane to talk to them, but Zhane could hardly tell them that his heart had been broken by the Princess of Evil.
As time passed, Zhane recovered from his encounter with Astronema. He still cared for her, but he got on with his life. Andros and Zhane eventually discovered the rebels of KO-35, whom were hiding out from Dark Specter. Realizing the rebels needed more manpower in order to survive, Zhane opted to stay behind with the Rebels, reducing the Rangers to five once more.
Zhane eventually returned to help the Rangers stop an asteroid with his new Mega Winger. When this mission was completed, he joined the others back on the Astro Megaship. He was told that Astronema was actually Andros' missing sister, Karone. Zhane had admitted that he went on a date with her as Astronema, giving them both hope that one day they can help Karone.
Although he most often opted to act on his own, Zhane continued to return and offer his help as much as possible. He helped the Rangers with their various battles and eventual defeat of the Psycho Rangers, even going as far as to disguise himself as Psycho Silver while his teammates were all Blue Rangers.
Dark Specter launched a full scale attack on the Universe. While Andros went to the Dark Fortress to take on his sister, Zhane led the other Rangers in the battle on Earth. The Rangers, with the help of the citizens of Angel Grove, never gave up and continued to defend Earth. As they were battling, Zordon's wave of energy demorphed the Rangers and destroyed all of the villains on Earth. Zhane and the Rangers returned to KO-35 to help the refugees settle in and returned to Earth to lead a new life.
Zhane's whereabouts are unknown due to the fact that he didn't show up with his teammates to help the Galaxy Power Rangers battle the Psycho Rangers again. It's assumed that he's still on Earth leading a new life while protecting it from other threats.
Legacy of Power
Zhane returned with his fellow Space Rangers 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.
He was shown along with Andros when the villains were looking for a past villain to revive with the Reanimizer, and came across Astronema.
He's a determined fighter, capable of taking on several adversaries at once. He also has a sense of humor, and comes up with ways to outsmart enemies, such as disguising himself as a clown, and Psycho Silver. Deep down, he has feelings for Astronema/Karone, and is hurt by her initial rejection following a ruined picnic date. However, it is not known if their relationship was rekindled before she took over as the Pink Galaxy Ranger, and joined the Earth colonists on Mirinoi.
Powers and Abilities
- Telekinesis: Zhane often moved objects with his mind, just as his friend Andros.
Video game appearances
Power Rangers Legacy Wars
The Silver Space Ranger is among the Rangers who feature in Power Rangers Legacy Wars.
Appearances: PRIS Episodes 20-24, 30, 31, 33-36, 39-43, SM Episodes 20 & LBEV
- Psycho Silverizer
This form is exclusive to PRIS Episode 34.
This form is exclusive to PRIS Episode 36
Legendary Ranger Devices
The Silver Space Ranger Key is Zhane’s personal Ranger Key. This key along with the other 14 Official Sixth Ranger Keys are seen lining the Command Center's interior walls. This key is mainly used by Orion (Super Megaforce Silver) who uses it to fight as the Silver Space Ranger.
- To escape the destruction of the Armada Mothership.
The Silver Space Ranger is one of the Rangers that represent the Space Rangers for the In Space Dino Charger, released as part of a special set of Dino Charger Power Packs. In Space's case, it featured the Red Space Ranger, the Silver Space Ranger, the Astro Megazord, and the In Space title. This Charger was paired with the Lightspeed Rescue Dino Charger.
- Zhane is the first 6th Ranger to have a Ranger suit that closely matched that of the five main Rangers, as well as the first 6th Ranger not to have additional armor (e.g. Tommy's Green Ranger Dragon Shield). This aesthetic wouldn't be followed until Eric Myers in Time Force, Merrick Baliton in Wild Force, Sam in S.P.D., Antonio Garcia in Samurai/Super Samurai, and Orion in Super Megaforce.
- Like the previous 6th Rangers before him, Zhane lacks the sidearm shared by the core five Rangers, in this case an Astro Blaster.
- Zhane's civillian uniform is unique compared to the other five Space Rangers. His uniform is black as opposed to gray, with a gray shirt underneath, though otherwise is the same in design.
- Zhane is the first Silver Ranger in Power Rangers history which he shares with Yuusaku/MegaSilver, his Super Sentai counterpart being the first Silver Ranger in Super Sentai history.
- Zhane is the first 6th Ranger to be an ally of the Ranger team without being a lone Ranger.
- The reason Zhane was not in Lost Galaxy team-up was because his actor, Justin Nimmo, was not available.
- Coincidentally, Zhane's Sentai counterpart did not appear for the Seijuu Sentai Gingaman vs. Megaranger crossover as well.
- Zhane's Japanese dub voice was Masaya Matsukaze, who played Shun Namiki (MegaBlue) in Megaranger.
- He is a playable character in Power Rangers Legacy Wars.
- Has been said by a monster to Astronema that the Silver Ranger is one of the strongest Rangers in the universe.
- Zhane is the last Ranger to be introduced in the Zordon Era.
- Zhane, alongside Andros are the only known major Zordon era’s non-Blue Rangers and the last Rangers of their era who never have get replaced in all episodes of their home entry, nor part of the next Ranger series’ team(s), with their closest predecessors being the Blue Rangers Billy Cranston (in Mighty Morphin only) and Justin Stewart (in Turbo only).
- Zhane is the first Sixth Ranger and the Silver Ranger to be an alien, second was Tyzonn and third was Orion.
Zhane • Ryan • Merrick • Tyzonn • Gemma • Robo Knight • Orion • Zenowing
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