With each new year, Saban’s Power Rangers universe continues to expand in movies, games, TV shows and comic books. Since the first entry, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, debuted on August 28, 1993, we’ve had many different takes, updates and reimagining of these characters — this includes Power Rangers Zeo, Power Rangers Ninja Storm, Power Rangers Super Samurai and Power Rangers Megaforce, to name but a few. But in the long history of different Power Rangers, none has been quite as interesting as the new non-binary Power Ranger: The Death Ranger.
The Death Ranger, the first non-binary character in the franchise, is set to make their debut appearance in a brand-new one-shot comic book from BOOM! Studios, titled Power Rangers Unlimited: The Death Ranger #1. The comic book is set to expand on The Omega Rangers series.
Writer Paul Allor, who confirmed that the Death Ranger is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns, has promised a very unique and special origin tale for the character. “The legendary Omega Rangers defended the universe from evil thousands of years ago, the six of them using their elemental powers to protect others from sinister forces,” teases the official synopsis. “But that all changed when one key member turned on the others, seduced by the death-defying powers of the Rangers’ greatest foe.”
The new non-binary Death Ranger can also be seen in their shining amour design (which seems to combine all the colours) on the variant cover by artist Derrick Chew. Power Rangers Unlimited: The Death Ranger #1, which has been described as “a long-deserved moment for non-binary representation in comics”, drops on August 31.