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"O-kay. O-kay. This is happening. I’m running the Venjix barricade in broad daylight with, uh, with…Willy Wonka."
―Probably Ziggy’s most famous line when Dillon was running said obstacle with a lollipop in his mouth.

"Whoa, I'm a Power Ranger!?"
―Ziggy after accidentally morphing into Ranger Operator Series Green for the first time.[src]

Ziggy Grover is the Ranger Operator Series Green, otherwise known as Ranger Green, of the Ranger Operators. His operation number is four.

He is retroactively referred to as RPM Green Ranger or Green RPM Ranger as well but this is more in reference to the show, rather than a proper label.

History

Before becoming a Ranger, he was an associate of Fresno Bob, the boss of the Scorpion Cartel, an infamous crime syndicate. Clumsy even back then, he would often fail the missions given to him, but continued to work for the Cartels to get money to help support an orphanage full of ill children that didn't have the resources to get proper treatment. Ziggy's last chance came when he was sent to get a truck and deliver it to the five main Cartels of Corinth. However Ziggy, along with the truck, disappeared from Corinth, making the criminals believe he'd cashed out the shipment for himself. In reality, Ziggy discovered the truck was full of $5 million worth of medical supplies that he could use to support the children in the orphanage. He never told anyone what happened out of fear the orphanage would be targeted. He fled Corinth before henchmen from the Cartels could get a hold of him.

Heading back to Corinth

When Ziggy found Dillon wandering the wastelands searching for Corinth, he made a failed attempt to hijack the loner's car before deciding to escort him to the city.

Through Dillon's skills, the two were able to make it past the Venjix barricade and into Corinth, but when it was found that Dillon had internal Venjix hardware, they were both thrown into prison. After Dillon was confronted by Colonel Mason Truman, he agreed to become the Black Ranger on the condition that Ziggy would be freed from prison. Ziggy was thus set free alongside Dillon and joined the Rangers as an assistant.

Go for the Green

Ziggy later tried to help the Rangers out by scheduling auditions for the Ranger Series Green, which at the time lacked an operator. As Ziggy frantically tried to salvage the auditions after a rough start, he was confronted by Fresno Bob's men, to whom still believed Ziggy owed money. It was then that Tenaya 7 under the guise of a human, saved him. Ziggy, impressed with what she could do, instantly brought her to the auditions. When the Rangers agreed that Tenaya would be perfect to fill the role of Ranger Green, Ziggy was sent to get the Morpher and deliver it to their new recruit. When Ziggy returned, however, he discovered Tenaya was actually one of Venjix's latest soldiers under orders to obtain the morpher.

After a frenzied chase, Tenaya 7 eventually caught up with him. Struggling to keep the morpher away from her, in an act of desperation, Ziggy activated the morpher bonding sequence, and became Ranger Green himself. His unauthorized activation of the morpher initially caused blatant disapproval amongst Doctor K and the other Rangers due to his lack of skill, Dillon however managed to stop their arguments by reminding them that it if Ziggy hadn't taken it then Venjix would have.

As Ranger Green, Ziggy still has a lot of learning to do. He still can't fully control his powers and his fighting style (or rather, lack thereof) leaves much to be desired, but what he lacks in skills, he more than makes up for in heart. When he first became a Ranger, he was reluctant, frequently hiding instead of fighting, and was, as expected, extremely incompetent at handling the Ranger tech, especially at controlling his new teleportation powers. Since then however, Ziggy has shown signs of improvement, able to hold his own against the Grinders despite his still apparent clumsiness, even proving to be fairly useful in combat. He also seems to be unsettled by the Ranger powers. For example, he questions why there is an explosion when he morphs, or why he must scream at the top of his lungs to activate Morphing sequence.

Ziggy and the Doctor

Doctor K initially found Ziggy to be quite annoying, and she was openly hostile to him. Even after she begins to open up upon Gem and Gemma's return, she remains frosty to him, often refusing to call him by name as she began to do with the other Rangers. Ziggy, however, seems attracted to Doctor K; in the episode "Dome Dolls", he admitted to her he had a dream where he was on a date with her. He has also expressed a mild attraction towards Tenaya 7, once stating, "When she's not pounding us into the pavement, she's kind of a hottie." Soon enough, it becomes obvious that Doctor K does actually think well of Ziggy; she accidentally once called him by his first name in front of Gemma and even named her password after him, which Summer figured out (though she lied to the other Rangers about it to keep Doctor K's secret safe).

She finally begins to turn around when the both of them are accidentally trapped in a cave that had little air on Doctor K's birthday. Determined to prevent what could be their last moments and Doctor K's last birthday from being completely miserable and regret filled, Ziggy puts on a shadow puppet show for her and to his joy and relief, is finally able to make her smile.

Venjix no more

After the war, Ziggy and Doctor K announce they are opening a children's school, where Doctor K will teach biofield physics and Ziggy will teach shadow puppetry and cooking. She also finally refers to Ziggy by his first name, saying that since he is no longer a Ranger, she needs to call him something. She also seems to tolerate his feelings for her as friends, allowing Ziggy to put his arm around her.

Clash of the Red Rangers

"If they are there my team will help them"
―Ziggy and other RPM Rangers mentioned by Scott[src]

Ziggy and the other RPM using SkyRev Megazord face off against Professor Cog .the RPM Rangers quickly fire, however, it's a trap and Professor Cog fires his guns at the Megazord and knocks it down when the Samurai Rangers enters the RPM world, off screen Ziggy along with the other RPM Rangers help the Samurai Rangers to return them world and also says them that for Scott the RPM Rangers say hello. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Clash of the Red Rangers - The Movie

Super Megaforce

Ranger Operators in Super Megaforce

Ziggy and the other Ranger Operators 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

HyperForce

Poisandra and Sledge challenge all the assembled villains to a dance battle. Ziggy appears as RPM Ranger Operator Series Green, he appears briefly join in the dance battle, but is launched by Poisandra and Sledge. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Villain Special

Beast Morphers

Devon finds a picture of Ziggy and his team.

During his research in the Ranger archives,Devon Daniels finds information of the Ranger Operators in another dimension and sees a picture of Summer and his team with Doctor K. Tvicon.png TV STORY-The Evox Snare

Split History

Shattered Grid

Pre dimensional fracture

Pre Drakon attack shattered grid.jpg

When the Time Force Rangers are investigating a fracture in time and space that risks splitting the multiverse apart, Wesley Collins observes that the fracture is also threatening at least three other universes that are home to the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Ziggy along with other Ranger Operators, and Dino Charge Rangers.Comicicon.png COMIC STORY- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Boom! Studios) Issue 27

Defend Corinth city

The Rangers Operators they are screamed by Doctor.K

When events set into motion by Lord Drakkon caused the timeline to split into pocket universe, each anchored on a powerset, the Ranger Operators were split off into their own pocket universe.on Doctor K's birthday, he and the other Rangers operators give a pie to Doctor K.

The Rangers Operators vs Blue Samurai Sentries

However, Ziggy and the other Rangers, they are scream by Doctor.K due to she due to the traumas that she had in her childhood, suddenly several Blue Samurai Sentries and mastodon Sentries attack the dome city of Corinth, The Ranger Operators transform and fight against Sentries, the Rangers manage to keep Lord Drakkon's forces at bay,until Ziggy along with the other Rangers they are witnesses the Mastodon Sentries attacks Dillon using a Dragon Cannon later, Ranger operators are turning the tide of battle against the Rangers Sentries,the result is that the Rangers Operators are victorious in the battle,the Rangers Operators back with the Doctor. K,they are seen how Doctor.K eat the pie that Rangers Operators that given to her, Ziggy says happy birthday to Doctor.K.Comicicon.png COMIC STORY- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2018 Annual

Meeting Jason and Lauren

Rangers Operators defend Corinth city

In Corinth city Ziggy along with the other Rangers Operators and the military defend the frontier of Corinth city,fighting against more Rangers Sentries ,Ziggy attacks a Sabertooth Sentries with a Nitro Blaster,Ziggy along with the Rangers little a little they are getting tired during the battle , until the Tyrannosaurus Dinozord drove by Jason and Lauren help them, causing a brief retreat of the Rangers Sentries,Rangers Operators meet Jason Lee Scott and Lauren Shiba,Ziggy decide guides Jason to meet the doctor.K,

Ziggy along with the other Rangers see how Drakkon appears with reinforcements

until that Ziggy and the other Rangers they are notified by Dillon looking far away how Drakkon going Corinth city with more Rangers Sentries , Psycho Blue, Psycho Pink,A-Squad Red Ranger,A-Squad Green Ranger,A-Squad Yellow Ranger and Koragg, The Knight Wolf.Comicicon.png COMIC STORY- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Boom! Studios) Issue 27

Teleported to the command center

Ziggy confronts a Blue Samurai Sentrie

During another fight in Corinth against Lord Drakkon's Forces,Ziggy and Dillon figth against a Blue Samurai Sentries and Green Zeo Sentries,Ziggy giving all his effort in battle but more Drakkon's Sentries attack the Rangers ,during the battle Ziggy is seen confronts a Blue Samurai Sentrie,Ziggy and the other Rangers they are witnesses that how Drakkon stole the morpher of Summer fortunately reinforcements arrived to help the Rangers Anubis Cruger, Jack Landors, Schuyler Tate, Sydney Drew,Bridge Carson, Elizabeth Delgado, Red Lightspeed Ranger, Dino Charge Purple Ranger, Jungle Fury Wolf Ranger,Megaforce Yellow, Megaforce Blue and Yellow Dino Ranger ,however he goes to the Command Center alongside the others Rangers and Doctor K.Comicicon.png COMIC STORY- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Boom! Studios) Issue 28

Battle in moon

Ziggy with his Turbo Axe attacks a serveral machine enemies

Ziggy along with the other Rangers their morphers are upgrade by Doctor K , he prepared amoung other rangers to teleported Ziggy is seen with Quantum Ranger, Super Megaforce Blue, Zeo Ranger III - Blue and Jungle Fury Wolf Ranger in the moon of world of coinless for the fight against Drakkon against his Ranger Sentries,led by Jason,Ziggy using his Turbo Axe attacks a several machine enemies.Comicicon.png COMIC STORY- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Boom! Studios) Issue 30, Also is seen briefly in a Tommy Oliver's vision when an alternate Kimberly thrown a green chaos crystal thrown at him.Comicicon.png COMIC STORY- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Shattered Grid Finale Issue 1, Ziggy's timeline was later restored by the Mighty Morphin Rangers after they defeated Drakkon.

Necessary Evil

The Rangers Operators destroyed an unknown Attack Bot

Also the RPM World is seen by the Red Emisarie ,where the Rangers Operators drive Zenith Megazord against an unkonw Attack Bot, by the orders of the Doctor.K the Rangers Operators destroy the Attack Bot giving one more victory to the Rangers. Comicicon.png COMIC STORY- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Boom! Studios) Issue 44

Drakkon New Dawn

Ziggy and the other Rangers Operators seen in stock footage

In the timeline of the World of Coinless, Lord Drakkon himself torture Mysterious Prisoner Ranger, Drakkon reveals to his prisoner some Rangers realities,where first is seen the reality of the Dino Charge Rangers they are seen fighting against Vivix ,second is seen the RPM World Where is seen Ziggy and the other Rangers Operators they are seen fighting against Grinders. Comicicon.png COMIC STORY- Power Rangers: Drakkon New Dawn Issue 1

Video game appearances

Power Rangers Key Scanner

Ranger Operator Series Green in Power Rangers Key Scanner

Ziggy as Ranger Operator Series Green , appears in the app videogame Power Rangers Key Scanner, amoung various other Rangers teams.

Power Rangers Dash

Ranger Operator Series Green in Power Rangers Dash

Ziggy along with The Ranger Operators are among all the Ranger teams which appear in the Korean-developed mobile game Power Rangers Dash.


Power Rangers Legacy Wars

Ranger Operator Series Green in Power Rangers Legacy Wars

The Ranger Operator Series Green is among the Rangers who feature in Power Rangers Legacy Wars, he is a Epic (Leader), Epic (Assist) character ,and represents Ranger Operators alongside Gemma.

Personality

Ziggy is kind of an all talk guy, which tends to get him in trouble. He is often made out to be a clown and isn't easily taken seriously by others. He is generally clumsy, wacky, silly and a bit of a coward, but for what he lacks in skill and physical prowess, he makes up for with heart. He usually wants to stay out of trouble, but won't hesitate to help the other Rangers. He's simple-minded and somewhat stupidly optimistic, which often leaves him on the receiving end of Doctor K's blunt verbal insults. Doctor K's obvious lack of acknowledgment of him in comparison to how she treats the other Rangers tends to frustrate him, especially since he fervently expresses the desire to be her friend and almost compulsively tries to initiate a positive conversation between them.

Ranger Operator Series Green

Ranger Costume

Arsenal

Zord Attack Vehicles

Special Ability Aside from perusing the Ranger arsenal for battle, Ranger Operators can also generate their own personal ability without weaponry.

  • Teleportation: Ziggy, once he's mastered the power, will be able to transport himself to any location, be it long or short distance, for a limited number of times depending on his suit energy levels. He can not completely control it just yet. Currently, when he does this he ends up injuring himself in some fashion or landing in a comical way. There are times where Ziggy has managed to pull off a successful teleport but those have mostly been life or death predicaments with his full attention at what he is fighting or what he is doing to protect someone, instead of partially wandering somewhere else. His special ability only works in Ranger form.

Episodes when he uses his teleportation ability:

Appearances: RPM Episodes 4-30, 32, SM Episodes 20 & LBEV

Morph and Roll Call

Ranger Key

The Ranger Green Key.

The Ranger Green Key is Ziggy'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 Ranger Green.

  • When the Super Mega Rangers became the RPM Rangers while fighting against X Borgs while Troy was absent. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Earth Fights Back
  • When the Super Mega Rangers became the RPM Rangers while fighting Skeltox. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Power of Six
  • When the Super Mega Rangers became the RPM Rangers while fighting Professor Cog. Tvicon.png TV STORY-In the Driver's Seat


Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

Ziggy in PR RPM opening credits

  • Ziggy is played by Milo Cawthorne.
  • As Ranger Operator Series Green, his suit actor in Super Sentai footage from Go-Onger was Yasuhiro Takeuchi (竹内 康博 Takeuchi Yasuhiro) & his suit actor in US/NZ footage was Hiroyuki Inomata (猪又浩之 Inomata Hiroyuki).


Notes

  • Ziggy is one of the few Rangers to not always dress in his Ranger color while in civilian form.
  • Ziggy Grover is a playable character in Power Rangers Legacy Wars.

    Ziggy in his promotional artwork

  • Although Ziggy is part of the core RPM team, he was not credited as such in the opening sequence until the sixth episode, "Ranger Green", which was two episodes after he had become the Green Ranger.
  • He leans onto the fourth wall when the Rangers' morphing sequences are reviewed, stating that "there's always an explosion behind me". He even questions the classic "morphing shout" as he believes it wastes time and allows the enemy openings to attack them.
  • His action figure refers to him as Shark Ranger in reference to his Zord, which is actually designed after an orca.
  • Ziggy is the only one of the core five Rangers to not invest heavily in a personal vehicle, partly because he only owns a vehicle that best resembles a car crossed with a scooter. As a result, he is the only Ranger who does not use it regularly to get him to the battlefield, instead carpooling with Dillon and occasionally Flynn.
  • Although his Ranger Operator number is four, he was the fifth member to join the team.

Appearances


See Also

References

Power nav icon.png Power Rangers RPM Icon-rpm.png
Rangers
Scott Truman - Flynn McAllistair - Summer Landsdown - Ziggy Grover - Dillon - Gem - Gemma
Gear
Cell Shift Morpher - Rev Morpher - Sky Morpher - Engine Cells - Nitro Blaster - Street Saber - Turbo Cannon - Zip Charger - Turbo Axe - Rocket Blaster - Cloud Hatchet - Skyshift Blazer - Wheel Blaster - Rail Saber - Rail Blaster - Road Blaster - Turbo Plasma Launcher - RPM Enforcer - Project GO-ONGER
Allies
Dr. K - Colonel Mason Truman - Samurai Rangers
Zords and Megazords
Eagle Racer - Lion Hauler - Bear Crawler - Tail Spinner - Wolf Cruiser - Croc Carrier - Falcon Chopper - Tiger Jet - Whale Jumbo Jet - Paleozords - Turbo Falcon Zord - Road Attack Zord
High Octane Megazord - ValveMax Megazord - Zenith Megazord - Mach Megazord - SkyRev Megazord - PaleoMax Megazord - RPM Ultrazord
Venjix Computer Network
Venjix
General Crunch - General Shifter - Tenaya - Kilobyte - Grinders - Venjix Drones
Attack Bots
Generation 5 Attack Bot - Generation 9 Amphibious Attack Bot (Water Hoser) - Subterranean Plutonic Gopher Bot - Generation 9 Noz Bot Attack System - Magnetron - Pump Attack Bot - Boom Bot - Camera Attack Bot - Drill Attack Bot - Generation 12 Reflects Bot - Gat Bot - Broiler Bot - Sat Bot - Lightning Bot - Oil Bot - Dyna Bot - Vacuum Bot - Saw Bot Generation 15 - Generation 16 Saw Bot - Balloon Bot - Generation 3 Textile Bot - Manhole Bot - Knight Bot - Hammer Attack Bot - Generation 3 Chemical Bot - Dowser Bot - Series 2 Rotor Bot - Heat Bot - Generation 16 Hyper Bot - Dumbbell Bot - Generation 12 Energy Bot - Final Attack Bot
Other Villains:
Alphabet Soup - Fresno Bob
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Green Rangers
Identities
TommyAdamCarlosDamonJoelTripCamBridgeXanderZiggyMikeJakeRiley
Tommy (2016 comic)Matthew CookIzzy Garcia

Secondary Rangers
CamilleElephant Ranger
PuttyTomGreen Shadow RangerRobo CarlosGreen CreepGreen Cyborg RangerEvil Time Force Green
Evil CamA-Squad GreenEvil Green Mystic RangerPsycho Green

Power Sets
Green RangerZeo Ranger IV GreenGreen Turbo RangerGalaxy Green RangerGreen Lightspeed Ranger
Time Force Green RangerGreen Samurai RangerS.P.D. Green RangerGreen Mystic Ranger
Jungle Fury Elephant RangerRanger Operator Series GreenGreen Samurai RangerSuper Megaforce Green Ranger
Dino Charge Green RangerDino Fury Green Ranger

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