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Red Ranger (Jason) of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Red Ranger

(Jason Lee Scott)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game
  • This profile covers Jason’s career up until he surrenders the leadership of the Power Rangers in Season 02 of the television series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

Context

The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers was an American television series that was adapted from Japan’s long running “Super Sentai” series, Kyuoryu Sentai Zyuranger . It became a bona fide pop-culture phenomenon with over a dozen spin-off series and two feature films.

The series featured a group of teens who “morphed” into multi-coloured heroic guises and piloted giant robots in order to protect humanity from monstrous foes.

Its action scenes were (largely) taken from the original Japanese source material and spliced together with original American footage in order to create a story that was palatable to a North American audience.


Background

  • Real Name: Jason Lee Scott
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: Mr. Scott (Father), Mrs. Scott (Mother)
  • Group Affiliation: The Power Rangers
  • Base Of Operations: Angel Grove, USA
  • Height: 5‘10” Weight: 175 lbs
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown


Powers & Abilities

Strength Level

When not clad in his strength-augmenting uniform, Jason possesses the normal human strength one would expect to find in a youth of his age, height and build who engages in intense regular exercise.

With his strength augmented by his uniform, Jason can lift (press) at least 800lbs directly over-head.

Known Superhuman Powers

Jason possesses a number of superhuman powers derived from his (presumably) mystic augmentation uniform. The uniform heightens his strength and durability; effectively rendering him invulnerable to damage from firearms, large impacts, falls and even massive explosions.

It also enhances his already impressive stamina, agility and reflexes to levels superior to those possessed by most Olympic athletes and gives him the ability to leap inhuman distances.

Abilities

Jason is a brilliant karateka (practitioner of the martial art karate). Of all the rangers, only Tommy is his equal in melee combat. Jason has also received rigorous training in gymnastics and acrobatics.

Weapons

As the Red Ranger, Jason wields the standard Ranger sidearm into battle; a Blade Blaster. The Blade Blaster is a small high-tech dagger like weapon that can be converted into a high-powered laser gun.

Additionally, Jason can summon his “Power Sword” at will. This razor edged weapon can be wielded in either one or both of his hands, and can channel Jason’s own energy through the blade; increasing its destructive power.

Red Ranger (Jason) of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - posing with sword, grass

When necessary, the Power Sword can be combined with the other Rangers “Power Weapons” to form a large crossbow like weapon; the Power Blaster. The Power Sword is the “key” to the Power Blaster and acts as the main source of power for the weapon.

Jason utilizes a Wrist Communicator to keep in close contact with his fellow Rangers and Zordon in the command centre. The communicator appears to be watch-like device that Jason wears on his left wrist.

In addition to its standard cell-phone like features, the Wrist Communicator can access the Rangers’ Command Center’s Teleportation system remotely; allowing Jason to teleport wherever he needs to go at will.

Finally, when clad in his Red Ranger Uniform Jason gains the ability to summon and pilot the Tyrannosaurus Dinozord.

Limitations

When not in use, Jason’s Red Ranger uniform presumably exists invisibly and immaterially about his body. In order to cause the suit to manifest itself in the material world, Jason must hold aloft his Power-Morpher (which contains his “Power Coin”) and utter the command “Tyrannosaurus.”

Until he does so, Jason is a normal human teenager and is quite vulnerable to conventional injury.


History

[A general history of the Power Rangers can be found in the team’s own WORG entry.]


Description

Jason is an above average looking caucasian teenaged boy. He has: short brown hair, dark brown eyes, is tall for his age, and has a mature, muscular physique which is obviously the byproduct of many many hours in the gym.

Like all of the Rangers, Jason dresses almost exclusively in the same colour of his Ranger designation. In Jason’s case, this is red. Jason’s outfits are all made up of varying shades of red; he tends to stick to dark red shorts, blue jeans and muscle shirts.

Occasionally, he wore red and black lumberjack shirts (as was popular fashion at the time).

Red Ranger (Jason) of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - banner

Jason’s Red Ranger Uniform was a red form-fitting spandex body suit. Three white diamonds were featured prominently across the chest, upper shoulders and the middle of the back of the costume.

The hands and forearms of the costume were covered by a pair of white gloves that had red triangular diamonds at the upper end of the gloves. His feet were covered by a similar pair of white boots. Situated around the middle of waist sat a pure white belt that held his morpher in the place of a belt buckle.

The Red Ranger uniform was topped off with a red helmet. The top of the helmet was fashioned in a Tyrannosaurus-like shape whose mouth surrounded the visored eyes of the helmet. Like all of the other Rangers, the mouth piece of the helmet was covered by a grey moulded material that was fashioned in the shape of a mouth.

When Jason temporarily possessed the Green Ranger powers, Jason’s uniform was accessorized with the Dragon Shield. The Dragon Shield was golden in colour and covered Jason’s upper chest and back. It was triangular in shape, with a large diamond shaped section that laid in the center of his chest.

The diamond had black highlights around its outer edges, and an unknown Kanji character in each of its corners. Two golden bracers, that complimented the Dragon Shield, sat prominently on each one of his biceps.


Personality

Jason is a friendly and outgoing young man who genuinely has the greater good in mind. He is community minded and puts the well being of those who surround him before his own; particularly children.

He takes part in several extra-curricular activities on his own volition, from food-fairs to tree-planting for no other reason than making the world that surrounds him into a better place.

Red Ranger (Jason) of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - power ring with emblem

Jason is also a natural leader. He takes charge of a situation without meaning to and people follow his lead without question.

Because of this, Jason feels a great deal of responsibility for his allies and will try to bear the brunt of the responsibility and burden of their actions. And if he ever fails them, he can be tormented with feelings of guilt that can affect his confidence.

Like all of the other Rangers, he’s heroic and self-sacrificing to a fault. He is focused, determined and will never walk away from a fight.

All that being said, Jason is still a teenaged boy. He can be headstrong, competitive and temperamental. He harbours a great resentment towards Rita Repulsa and her ilk, and has an intense hatred of Goldar in particular.

Of note, Jason doesn’t see Rita and her minions as human beings, but rather monsters to be eliminated. In battle against them, he fights not only to win, but to ultimately destroy them.


Quotes

“It’s Morphin’ time !”

“Tyrannosaurus !”

“Zordon ! We need Dinozord Power, NOW !”

Jason: “So, Goldar, how does it feel to be outsmarted by a human ?”
Goldar: “No human’s ever defeated Goldar !”
Jason: “Well, I’m gonna change that !”

“Isn’t the smallest chance of victory enough of a reason for us to keep on fighting ? The world needs us, Rangers.”

“Back to action !”


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Red Ranger I

Dex: 07 Str: 05 Bod: 06 Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 05 Occupation: Superhero
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 002
Init: 019 HP: 035

Powers:
Enhanced Initiative: 02, Jumping: 04, Running: 05, Skin Armor: 02

Bonuses and Limitations:
Jumping: Catfall advantage (+1FC)

Skills:
Acrobatics*: 07 (Athletics, Dodging), Martial Artist (+techniques)*: 07, Weaponry*: 07, Vehicles (Zords)*: 07

Advantages
Area Knowledge (Angel Grove), Familiarity (Martial Arts Training), Headquarters (Expansive), Schtick (Burst of Strength)

Connections:
Tommy Oliver (High), Zack Taylor (High), Billy Cranston (High), Trini Kwan (High), Kimberly Anne Hart (High), Zordon (High)

Drawbacks:
Alter-Ego (Jason Lee Scott – Controllable, becomes Uncontrollable if BOD is reduced to 0 APs. +10HP), Secret Identity

Genre:
Action

Equipment:

  • BLADE BLASTER [BOD 08, EV: 03 (05 with Str, 07 with Martial Arts), Energy Blast: 06]
  • POWER SWORD [BOD 10, EV: 04 (06 with Str, 08 with Martial Arts), Sharpness: 02. Bonuses & Limitations: Sharpness: Minor Marginal (-1FC)]
  • Wrist Communicator [BOD 02, Radio Communications: 15, R#03. Bonuses & Limitations: Radio Communications: Scrambled (+1FC), Miscellaneous (Allows remote control of Command Centre’s Teleporter)]

Jason Lee Scott

Dex: 05 Str: 02 Bod: 04 Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 05 Occupation: Highschool Student
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 002
Init: 015 HP: 035

Skills:
Acrobatics*: 05 (Athletics, Dodging), Martial Artist (+techniques)*: 05, Weaponry*: 05

Advantages
Area Knowledge (Angel Grove), Familiarity (Martial Arts Training), Headquarters (Expansive), Schtick (Burst of Strength)

Connections:
Tommy Oliver (High), Zack Taylor (High), Billy Cranston (High), Trini Kwan (High), Kimberly Anne Hart (High), Zordon (High)

Drawbacks:
Age (Young), Alter Ego (Red Ranger, Controllable), Miscellaneous (if Jason assumes this form due to an Uncontrollable Alter-Ego change, he suffers an immediate 04 AP Bashing Physical attack), Secret Identity

Equipment:

  • Wrist Communicator [BOD 02, Radio Communications: 15, R#03. Bonuses & Limitations: Radio Communications: Scrambled (+1FC), Miscellaneous (Allows remote control of Command Centre’s Teleporter)]
  • POWER MORPHER [BOD 05, R#1. Bonuses & Limitations: Enables Alter-Ego (Red Ranger); Requires Power Coin]

By Bryan Gittens

Source of Character: Television Series – Saban’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, portrayed by Austin St. John

Writeup completed on the 18th of April, 2015.

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