With so many teams taking part in Power Rangers Shattered Grid, we thought we'd break down just who is involved and what we know about their role so far.
Sounds good right? Yeah, we thought you'd say that. ComicBook.com recently had the chance to talk to Shattered Grid writers Kyle Higgins and Ryan Parrott, who gave us a rundown of who is involved in the storyline.
"Here's what I can tell you, just off the top of my head, Jen Scotts, Time Force, Zeo, In Space, RPM, SPD, and Ninja Steel, all play prominent roles in this event," Higgins said.
That's a great list, and there will likely be even more. Thing is, each one of these teams will be weaved into the storyline in a wholly unique way, so we are going to look at each team and figure out their role in this massive story.
First up, Power Rangers Time Force.
Original Airdate: February 3, 2001 (Force From The Future)
Ended: November 17, 2001 (The End of Time)
Time Force will have a big part to play in Shattered Grid, and that includes Time Force Pink Ranger Jen Scotts, who Higgins said will have a very prominent role.
"I'm trying to think what I can say," Higgins said. "I guess we can talk about the fact that Jen Scotts is very important and has a very prominent role in Shattered Grid. One of my favorite Rangers, Lauren Shiba, the red samurai Ranger, or one of the red samurai Rangers I should say, has a very prominent role in Shattered Grid. Yeah, I have to pick my words carefully here."
Hopefully, she won't be the only Time Force Ranger to show up, but even if she is, it's hard to go wrong with Jen right?
Time Force Rangers:
Wesley Collins: Time Force Red
Jen Scotts: Time Force Pink
Trip: Time Force Green
Katie Walker: Time Force Yellow
Lucas Kendall: Time Force Blue
Quantum Ranger: Eric Myers
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Power Rangers Zeo
Original Airdate: April 20th, 1996 (A Zeo Beginning Part 1)
Ended: November 27, 1996 (Good as Gold)
So far we really don't know what role Zeo's Rangers will play in the storyline, but we do know that Zeo will have a part in Lord Drakkon's army. Drakkon will have the Green Zeo Sentry at his disposal, a Sentry that has a mech-like suit with an interchangeable arm that can form one of several weapons.
Jason David Frank: Tommy Oliver (Red Ranger)
Johnny Yong Bosch: Adam Park (Green Ranger)
Tanya Sloan: Nakia Burisse (Yellow Ranger)
Steve Cardenas: Rocky DeSantos (Blue Ranger)
Catherine Sutherland: Katherine Hillard (Pink Ranger)
Austin St. John: Jason Lee Scott (Gold Ranger)
Power Rangers In Space
Original Airdate: February 6, 1998 (From Out of Nowhere Part 1)
Ended: November 21, 1998 (Countdown to Destruction Part 2)
Other than confirming that they are a part of it in some way, the team behind Shattered Grid has largely been quiet about the team's role. Thing is, fans already got a hint of that in previous issues, as Psycho Green showed up and laid waste to most of the team in 1969.
He was ultimately destroyed, but not before Grace Sterling took his weapon, which she's used in some way to power her Promethea organization. Odds are their involvement will have something to do with these events.
In Space Rangers:
Christopher Khayman Lee: Andros (Red Ranger)
Tracy Lynn Cruz: Ashley Hammond (Yellow Ranger)
Roger Velasco: Carlos Vallerte (Black Ranger)
Patricia Ja Lee: Cassie Chan (Pink Ranger)
Selwyn Ward: T.J. Johnson (Blue Ranger)
Justin Nimmo: Zhane (Silver Ranger)
Power Rangers RPM
Original Airdate: March 7, 2009 (The Road To Corinth)
Ended: December 26, 2009 (Danger and Destiny, Part 2)
RPM has also been mentioned as part of the storyline, though none of the Rangers have shown up yet on covers or art. That doesn't mean RPM hasn't been referenced though.
If you look on the cover of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #27, you'll notice that the sign in the background is sporting a few dents, and reads "Corinth City Limit". Corinth is the city where RPM takes place, and the cover confirms that as Jason and Lauren Shiba are fighting alongside Doctor K, and are trying to keep a horde of Grinders at bay.
Scott Truman: Ranger Operator Red
Summer Landsdown: Ranger Operator Yellow
Flynn McAllistair: Ranger Operator Blue
Ziggy Grover: Ranger Operator Green
Dillon: Ranger Operator Black
Gem: Ranger Operator Gold
Gemma: Ranger Operator Silver
Power Rangers S.P.D.
Original Airdate: February 5, 2005 (Beginnings Part 1)
Ended: November 14, 2005 (Endings Part 2)
So far there is only one reference to S.P.D. when it comes to Shattered Grid, and that comes from Kyle Higgins himself.
When someone asked which combination of Rangers he was looking forward to writing, Higgins said: "Don't want to spoil anything, but Cruger and Zordon is pretty great."
Don't want to spoil anything, but Cruger and Zordon is pretty great. https://t.co/2oEa63BkVU— Kyle Higgins (@KyleDHiggins) January 21, 2018
Cruger is the commander of the S.P.D. B-Squad and is also known as the Shadow Ranger. It seems he might not be serving the storyline as an actual Ranger though, but regardless it will be amazing to see Cruger and Zordon in the same scene.
Jack Landors: S.P.D. Red
Elizabeth "Z" Delgado: S.P.D. Yellow
Schuyler "Sky" Tate: S.P.D. Blue
Sydney "Syd" Drew: S.P.D. Pink
Bridge Carson: S.P.D. Green
Chief Anubis Cruger: S.P.D. Shadow Ranger
Sam: S.P.D. Omega Ranger
Kat Manx: S.P.D. Kat Ranger
Nova: S.P.D. Nova Ranger
Power Rangers Ninja Steel
Original Airdate: January 21, 2017 (Return of the Prism)
Ended: December 2, 2017 (Past, Present, and Future)
This is probably the biggest mystery at the moment, as there are several ways to go with the Ninja Steel cast. We would love to see any of these Rangers worked into the story, but it would also be great to see characters like Mick or Princess Viera make their way into the storyline as well.
On a dream front, having the Bull Rider Zord and the Megazord team up would be amazing!
Ninja Steel Rangers:
Brody Romero: Ninja Steel Red
Calvin Maxwell: Ninja Steel Yellow
Sarah Thompson: Ninja Steel Pink
Preston Tien: Ninja Steel Blue
Hayley Foster: Ninja Steel White
Levi Weston: Ninja Steel Gold
Power Rangers Samurai
Original Airdate: February 7, 2011 (Origins)
Ended: December 10, 2011 (The Ultimate Duel)
Writer Kyle Higgins has previously teased the Samurai team's involvement, and Red Ranger Lauren Shiba even appears on the cover of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #27, teaming up with Jason Scott. Higgins has also said Lauren will figure prominently into the story.
Lord Drakkon will also have a Samurai Sentry at his side though, as the Blue Samurai Sentry design was recently revealed. The Sentry sports glowing red eyes and blades that come out of his gauntlets, so it looks like there will be a fight of the Samurais at some point in the series.
Jayden Shiba: Red Samurai Ranger
Lauren Shiba: 2nd Red Samurai Ranger
Kevin: Blue Samurai Ranger
Emily: Yellow Samurai Ranger
Mike: Green Samurai Ranger
Mia Watanabe: Pink Samurai Ranger
Antonio Garcia: Gold Samurai Ranger