The Yellow Ranger is a designation given to one character in most seasons of the Power Rangers TV series. The Yellow Ranger is usually a subordinate member of the team and are usually the teams’ morale boosters (with the exception of Taylor, who once was the Wild Force Rangers’ leader before Cole’s arrival and a rather strong-willed individual) or level-headed in the time of crises. Yellow Rangers are primarily female with a few males. Several female Yellow Rangers were actually male in the original Super Sentai series (Mighty Morphin, Lost Galaxy, Lightspeed Rescue,Time Force, and Wild Force), explaining why the Yellow Ranger suits wouldn’t have a skirt and would appeared to be flat-chested.
It is important to note that in each of the series where there has been a male yellow ranger, there has been a female Blue Ranger (with the exception being Alien Rangers which featured Male Blue and Yellow Rangers). Yellow was one of three colors to be present in every season alongside red and blue until Power Rangers Dino Charge (The Yellow Rangers in Super Sentai are similarly absent from J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai, Battle Fever J, Dengeki Sentai Changeman, andDino Charge’s counterpart, Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger while Red and Blue are the only colors to be present in every season).
Their weapons are often single or sets of small hand weapons (such as daggers or nunchaku), though some have used swords and even hammers. It is important to note is that there haven’t been any Asian American Yellow Rangers sinceTrini, as it was considered racist as Asian people are derogatorily referred to as “yellow” (this correlation was noted by the segment on Power Rangers in VH1’s I Love the ’90s).
Author: Evgeny Rodin