The Talon Ranger is now known as the Dark Ranger.
While the character never appeared in Power Rangers Dino Charge or Power Rangers Dino Super Charge in 2015-2016, the newly named Dark Ranger will make his first canon appearance in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #31, a comic book releasing in September 2018 from BOOM! Studios (recap here).
The issue will be the first story written by new Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic book writer Marguerite Bennett, who has yet to reveal exactly how the Dark Ranger is joining the team.
The Dark Ranger will team up with Andros (Red Ranger, Power Rangers In Space), Mike (Magna Defender, Power Rangers Lost Galaxy), Tanya (Yellow Ranger, Power Rangers Zeo), Cam (Green Ranger, Power Rangers Ninja Storm), and the Ranger Slayer to form a new, core team of Rangers.
The identity of the Dark Ranger is not yet known.
Fans will recognize the Dark Ranger as an evil character from Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, the Japanese Sentai season fueling Power Rangers Dino Charge‘s adaption by Saban Brands.
The character was extremely popular overseas, and ultimately left fans disappointed when he didn’t appear on the actual TV show. Fans were teased that the character might appear at some point when the name “Talon Ranger” was leaked from Bandai America’s Power Rangers Dino Charge Morpher toy product.
Still, the Talon Ranger never came to fruition, and fans were left to believe that the character was long gone.
However, BOOM! Studios is changing that narrative. The Talon Ranger lives, but under the name Dark Ranger.
How exactly has the Dark Ranger, and the powers of his Dark Energem, entered BOOM! Studios’ comic book universe? What kind of personality does this brand new character have? Who is the Dark Ranger? Fans can look forward to those answers when Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #31 hits comic book store shelves this September.