Tori Hanson

Let Me Introduce You To Someone Named Tori Hanson

Another thing to tell those who claim there are never any female action heroes: Currently we have at least more than 50 female Power Rangers. More than 50. I could do half of this series on some of these characters. We have a completely cheesy show aimed for kids that has a shit-ton of female bad-asses and people have whined to me that there is a lack of female heroes they can introduce to their kids. Well, today’s post will start a shed of the light on some of these kick-ass lady rangers and we’re are going to start off with the female ranger from my favorite Power Rangers series Ninja Storm: Tori Hanson

Tori was the first female blue Power Ranger in show history, serving as the Blue Wind Ranger and the only female ranger in this incarnation of the franchise. She is portrayed as loyal, logical, sensible and the one to put her male companions in their places, preventing them from picking on Cameron the Green Samurai Ranger. She has a water-based affinity as shown by her water-based techniques and her love of surfing [not to mention the Dolphin Zord-hey it’s Power Rangers]. Like the rest of her fellow Rangers she has the skills of a Ninja and becomes an instructor at the end of the series like the others and according to Once A Ranger she’s the only one to retain her Ranger powers. 

Next Time: A well-known captain from the Star Trek universe

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POWER RANGERS NINJA STORM!
        “Deep in the mountains, secret ninja academies train our future protectors. Ancient scrolls told of three who would be chosen above the others. Three who would become…"―Narrator

Shane, Tori and Dustin are three students at the Wind Ninja Academy. Their less than stellar performance gets them the occasional lecture from their Sensei. One day, the academy was attacked by Lothor, a banished ninja master who has returned to capture all ninja students. Shane, Tori and Dustin are the only three remaining students, and along with Sensei and his son Cam, retreat into the underground Ninja Ops. There, the three are given morphers, which allow them to transform into Wind Rangers and protect the city of Blue Bay Harbor from Lothor’s forces.

When Lothor demonstrated his ability to make his monsters grow into giants, the Rangers unleashed the Ninja Zords, which could combine into the Storm Megazord and destroy monsters with its arsenal of Power Spheres. Lothor again raised the stakes by sending his new allies to battle the Wind Rangers - the Thunder Rangers Blake and Hunter, who had their own Thunder Zords. The Thunder Rangers were on a mission to destroy the Wind Rangers’ Sensei, who they believed to be responsible for their parent’s death, but a visit from the afterlife from Blake and Hunter’s parents showed them the truth - that it was Lothor who killed them. The Thunder Rangers saw the error of their ways and joined the Wind Rangers in the battle against Lothor, bringing the Thunder and Ninja Zords together to form the Thunderstorm Megazord.

When the Rangers lost their powers, Cam used the Scroll of Time to travel into the past and retrieve the Samurai Amulet, a family heirloom in the possession of his mother. Cam traveled back to present day and used the amulet to become the Green Samurai Ranger, armed with the Samurai Star. A lost scroll would later reveal to Cam the Lightning Riff Blaster, which could summon the Mighty Mammoth Zord.

Lothor attempted to open the Abyss of Evil and release its evil into the world. In a final battle, he stole all of the Rangers’ powers, but was defeated by their ninja skills and thrown into abyss. The powerless Rangers resumed their normal lives, free from the menace of Lothor and his army.

Ready?! 

Ninja Storm Ranger Form! Hah!
Thunder Storm Ranger Form! Hah!
Samurai Storm Ranger Form! Hah!
Power of Air…Power of Earth…Power of Water…Power of Thunder…Green Samurai Power!

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“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”