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Yellow Ranger (Trini) of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Yellow Ranger

(Trini Kwan)


Power Level: ,
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game
  • This profile covers The MMPR’s careers over Seasons 01 & 02.

Context

Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers was one of the big series for children of the early 1990s. Other Power Rangers series and movies followed it to the present day. It is one of the well-known examples of the sentai genre, featuring young people in colour-coded “knight of the future” armor and super-vehicles fighting to defend humanity.

It is one of those shows that spliced cheaply-bought Japanese live-action series with less-than-expensive original footage showing the heroes in their human lives – so as to be more relatable to young Western viewers.

The action footage, and a variable percentage of the story, comes from the Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger  series.

Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers is a feature of many people’s genre culture, particularly for those born in North America circa 1980.


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Background

  • Real Name: Trini Kwan.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Unnamed Parents.
  • Group Affiliation: The Power Rangers.
  • Base Of Operations: Angel Grove, USA.
  • Height: 5’6” Weight: 120lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


Powers & Abilities

Strength Level

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

With her strength augmented by her uniform, Trini can lift (press) at least 500lbs directly overhead.

Known Superhuman Powers

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

It also enhances her stamina, agility and reflexes to levels comparable to those possessed by most Olympic athletes and grants her the ability to leap inhuman distances.

Yellow Ranger (Trini) of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers odd pose

Abilities

Trini is a well trained athlete and gymnast, with extensive training in the martial arts style of Kung Fu. She is also quite intelligent, and can often be found working alongside of Billy on one of his many inventions.

Weapons & Paraphernalia

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

Additionally, Trini can summon a pair of Power Daggers to her hands at will which can be combined with the other Rangers “Power Weapons” to form a large crossbow like weapon; the Power Blaster.

Trini utilizes a Wrist Communicator to keep in close contact with her fellow Rangers and Zordon in the command centre. The communicator appears to be watch-like device that Trini wears on her 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 Trini to teleport wherever she needs to go at will.

Finally, while clad in her Yellow Ranger Uniform Trini gains the ability to summon and pilot the Sabre-Tooth Tiger Dinozord.

Yellow Ranger (Trini) of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers banner

Limitations

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

Until she does so, Trini 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

Trini is an attractive Vietnamese teenage girl with brown eyes and long black hair. Trini has a slender feminine build that is accented by her relatively conservative style of dress. Like all of the Rangers, Trini dresses almost exclusively in the same colour of her Ranger designation.

In Trini’s case, this is yellow. Trini’s outfits are all made up of varying shades of yellow, black and beige.

Yellow Ranger (Trini) of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers power morpher

When her powers are active, Trini is clothed in her form-fitting Spandex body suit. Three white diamonds are featured prominently across the chest, upper shoulders and the middle of the back of the costume. Her hands and forearms are covered by a pair of white gloves that have triangular diamonds at the upper end of the gloves.

Her feet are covered by a similar pair of white boots. Situated around the middle of waist sits a pure white belt that holds Trini’s Power-Morphers in the place of a belt buckle. Outside of all of the white, the rest of the costume is a vibrant yellow.

Trini’s Yellow Ranger uniform is topped off with a helmet; the top of which is fashioned in the shape of a Sabre-Tooth Tiger. The mouth and fangs of the tiger surround the visored eyes of the helmet and the mouth piece of the helmet is covered by a grey moulded material that is fashioned in the shape of a mouth.


Personality

Like many characters found in television shows designed for young children, Trini is good to a fault. She is excessively polite, motivated, cheerful, and civically minded.

Her sense of bravery and self-sacrifice is highly developed; she will fight to the bitter end to foil the plans of Rita Repulsa and her minions, no matter what it may cost her personally.

Yellow Ranger (Trini) of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in the cockpit

Trini’s standout personality trait is her calm, “zen-like” nature. Throughout the series, she rarely looses her composure, and almost always has a patient and positive attitude. Of all the Rangers, she is the only one that seems to be able to understand Billy’s over-complicated speech patterns.


Quotes

“Saber-Toothed Tiger !”

(While sketching a picture)
Billy: “Her mastery of complex illustrated characters is most impressive.”
Jason: “What did he say ?”
Kimberly: “Don’t look at me. I don’t speak Billy.”
Trini: “He says I draw a good cartoon. Thanks, Billy.”

“My dad always believed that physical and mental strength should go hand in hand.”



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Yellow Ranger I (Trini Kwan)

Dex: 06 Str: 04 Bod: 06 Motivation: Uphold the Good
Int: 05 Wil: 05 Min: 04 Occupation: Superhero
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 002
Init: 018 HP: 025

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

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

Skills:
Acrobatics (Athletics, Dodging)*: 06, Martial Artist*: 06, Weaponry*: 06, Vehicles (Zords)*: 06

Advantages
Area Knowledge (Angel Grove), Familiarity (Mantis Style Kung Fu), Headquarters (Expansive), Schtick (Paired Weapons).

Connections:
Tommy Oliver (High), Zack Taylor (High), Billy Cranston (High), Jason Lee Scott (High), Kimberly Anne Hart (High), Zordon (High).

Drawbacks:
Alter-Ego (Trini Kwan – Controllable, becomes Uncontrollable if BOD is reduced to 0 APs. +10HP), MIF (Heights), Secret Identity.

Genre:
Action.

Equipment:

  • BLADE BLASTER [BOD 06, EV: 03 (05 with Str, 07 with Martial Artist), Energy Blast: 06].
  • POWER DAGGERS (x2) [BOD 10, EV: 03 (04 with Str, 07 with Martial Artist)].
  • Wrist Communicator [BOD 02, Radio Communications: 15, R#03. Bonuses & Limitations: Radio Communications: Scrambled (+1FC), Miscellaneous (Allows remote control of Command Centre’s Teleporter)].

Trini Kwan

Dex: 04 Str: 02 Bod: 03 Motivation: Uphold the Good
Int: 05 Wil: 05 Min: 04 Occupation: Highschool Student
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 002
Init: 014 HP: 025

Skills:
Acrobatics (Athletics, Dodging)*: 04, Martial Artist*: 04, Weaponry*: 04

Advantages
Area Knowledge (Angel Grove), Familiarity (Mantis Style Kung Fu), Headquarters (Expansive).

Connections:
Tommy Oliver (High), Zack Taylor (High), Billy Cranston (High), Jason Lee Scott (High), Kimberly Anne Hart (High), Zordon (High).

Drawbacks:
Age (Young), Alter Ego (Yellow Ranger, Controllable), Miscellaneous (if Trini assumes this form due to an Uncontrollable Alter-Ego change, she 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 (Yellow Ranger); Requires Power Coin].

By Bryan Gittens.

Source of Character: Television Series – Saban’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, portrayed by Thuy Trang.

Writeup completed on the 18th of March, 2015.

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