How does he look even remotely female? That crevice on the chest is there because of the weird way he's posing his arms. Not to mention the suit actor Yasuhiro Takeuchi is a guy(He's done several greens, a couple of blues and yellows, and several mecha and megazords)...
And plus, the yellow ranger was male in Japan and female in America. I actually think they should have had Damon become the yellow galaxy ranger with Maya being green. I got nothing against them being green and yellow respectively in the actual LG show. But my vote would be that any Sentai rangers without skirts could be either male or female with rangers with skirts could only be female. Because what kind of boy ranger wears a skirt?
Damon fits the characterization of non-sixth greens much better than Maya, and Maya fits the characterization of female yellows fairly well while Damon doesn't fit the male yellow characterizations at all because they're exactly the same as a black ranger.
I'm not saying it's impossible for there to be a zany female character, but I honestly wonder how popular she'd be by comparison.
Just imagine Dr. K and Ziggy switching roles and personalities, can you even imagine that? I sure as heck can't...
Could you imagine Yuki from kamen rider fourze taking the role of a hero? That would be weird... but I suppose it could work, she's already plenty popular I'm sure.
Same with Akiko from Kamen Rider W.
But those are japanese shows and such character typing is to be expected, while in the west it's usually contained to excessively zany characters in cartoons like Dot Warner and Slappy the Squirrel from animaiacs, Lola Bunny from that newer Looney Toons cartoon and Pinkie Pie from my little pony friendship is magic.
I should also point out Jake from Power Rangers Megaforce is actually nothing like Agri from Goseiger and his personality is a throwback to Zack from MMPR, before the characterization/color matchups were a thing in Power Rangers, and that he also has to match GokaiGreen's personality which he's doing a much better job of, and his panel in Gosei's command center was even green, not black.
This thus makes Jake more of a green ranger than a black ranger. Though Adam also became a green ranger, not Zack.
Lost galaxy was pretty much the first to get the character typings exactly right all the way across. Red was a hothead, blue was a nerd, green was a bit of a goofball, yellow was a strong willed/slightly tomboyish sort of xena wannabe, the first pink was effeminate to a certain degree, and Magna Defender, who filled the role of 6th ranger was a bit of a lone wolf at first but aided the rangers loyally later on.
I suppose your right. Also for Zyuranger, the Sentai that the first season of Power Rangers was based on, the personalities for the blue and black rangers were reversed as well. In Japan, blue is a nerd and black is a smartie, while in American, black is a nerd and blue is a smarties.
Well then I guess Zyuranger had broken the character typing it's self. Really I don't think either had properly established them till later, when they decided they needed to ensure the character types were synchronized between both shows so the stock footage suit acting didn't come off as strange.
Though I kind of thought Zyublack was kind of the same as a yellow? Let me check TvTropes for help here. Sentai character trends:
Red is the Hero
One exception for this is Mirai Sentai Timeranger, which had the (female) pink ranger as general leader of the team and the (male) red ranger only acting as field commander during battles.
Blue and Green trade off between The comic relief and super serious, though it's usually blue who is the serious one and green the goofball.
Black is usually the tough guy, possibly the lone wolf.
Yellow if it's female is usually masculine.
Pink tends to be the feminine one.
Nope, that didn't help, but for what it's worth it does explain it, as Black and Green typically fill the same spot and green was a 6th in Zyuranger.
Well, it was pretty much American that decided to switch the ranger's personalities. When it comes to field commanders, they're different in America than in Japan. One example would be with Ohranger/Zeo Rangers, in Japan, OhGreen was Second-In-COmmand whereas in America, Zeo Blue was first 2nd-in-command, and then the Gold Ranger was. For Carranger/Turbo, Blue is 2nd-in-command in Japan while Green is in America (Possibly since in America, the blue ranger was 12). Though Megaranger is even more different not only with second-in-command, but also with leader too. In Japan, Black is leader and Red is 2nd-in-command. Though in Megaranger, Red still acts as the default leader taking top billing in the roll calls and opening credits as well as sit in the main driving seat during Mech fights. In America, Red is leader and Blue is second-in-command (Since blue was previously red in Turbo). Though in Sentai Footage used in America, Black appears to be the default 2nd-in-command taking 2nd top billing in the roll call and credits and also is the one to be in the main driving seat during mech fights if red is absent.
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