Should the Green Ranger be a Mother of Dragons?
For those who stayed long enough after the credits began to roll (or just heard about it online), you are very much aware that the most popular and beloved ranger of all, Tommy Oliver, was supposed to join the rest of the group in detention. Unfortunately for eager fans, it seems like Tommy was MIA but left behind a pretty sweet jacket. Most people are expecting a cocky yet compassionate young guy just like the original adaptation, but it seems the current cast is wanting to have a female in the green suit. Besides evening the team 3:3 for the male to female ratio, having the first evil ranger be a girl could be an interesting dynamic for the current group of rangers.
It would be interesting to see Rita grooming a girl in her image and seducing her with motherly affection. Casting Tommy as a character that came from a broken home could also be more impactful not only to her relationship with Rita, but also to the relationship dynamic with the team. All of the current rangers come from more or less loving homes even if their parents “don’t understand them.” They come from environments where saving the world is easy to want, but what if Tommy came from the opposite? What if for her, joining in ranks with Rita is easy because she too doesn’t see the world as wonderful and the thought of ruling over ruins is enticing. So instead of fighting someone foreign and easy to hate, the rangers now must fight someone just like them. They would need to dig deep within themselves and choose to eliminate her or take on what could be harder to accomplish…bringing her over to their side. Although given Tommy’s isolation, if they took the love over hate approach who would be best to bring her over?
The best rangers to do this could be Trini or Billy. They have potential to be primary influences in Tommy’s growth and it could be symbolically interesting because green’s primary colors are blue and yellow. Trini has several perspectives that would help her bond and find common ground with Tommy. Such as being the new kid in town, clashing with their parent’s ideals for them, and the fear of being true to themselves. They could even have a blossoming romance or flirtation in future movies. Billy would be able to see the good in Tommy and not be afraid to vocalize it to her face. Their relationship could be the main pull when it comes time for Tommy to transition from Rita’s clutches over to the ranger team. Billy is the embodiment of pure love and acceptance after all. Together Trini and Billy are best suited to soften Tommy’s edge and help her grow as an asset to the Power Rangers.
Now to touch on the most important question, what would Tommy look like? Personally, I think she should have lighter eyes and lighter hair dyed some awesome color. Blonde with green would be super cute! It could also be a nod to the green ranger becoming the white ranger later in the storyline. Just an overall edgier look would be ideal to add to the more modernize looks it seems the movies are going for. Since Kimberly did her makeover by cutting off her long hair, Tommy should remain feminine looking but have a more masculine personality. It would be so fun having another Ranger with a goofy free-spirited mindset like Zack.
Despite whatever direction they take Tommy in the new reboot of Power Rangers, I can tell it will be something truly amazing and won’t disappoint fans new and old. Please feel free to leave comments below on your thoughts for the future Tommy Oliver.
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