(Press photo to zoom!) • Universe: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
• Name: Thomas Oliver
• Species: Human
• Alias: Tommy, Green Ranger, White Ranger, Zeo Ranger V Red, Red Turbo Ranger, Black Dino Thunder Ranger
• Role: Power Ranger
• Occupation: Leader of the Power Rangers (formerly), Member of Rita's group (formerly), Paleontologist (formerly), High school science teacher
• Date of Birth: 1979.
• Affiliation: Good
• Connections (Family): David Trueheart (older brother), Katherine Hillard (wife), J.J. Oliver (son)
Thomas "Tommy" Oliver is a Power Ranger veteran (later a master), considered to be one of the greatest — if not the greatest — Power Ranger in history and a major protagonist from the Power Rangers. He is also the love interest of both Pink Rangers Katherine Hillard and Kimberly Ann Hart but he became the husband of Katherine Hillard and the father of J.J. Oliver.
He is one of the six main protagonists in Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, Power Rangers Zeo, the 1st half of Turbo, the deuteragonist in Dino Thunder, and a minor character in Wild Force. SPD, Super Megaforce and Super Ninja Steel.
Dr. Thomas "Tommy" Oliver (b. 1979 as Thomas Marshall) is the longest-serving Power Ranger of all time. He started as a transfer student at Angel Grove High School who was brainwashed by Rita Repulsa to become the Green Ranger and fought the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, serving as the central antagonist of the five-part miniseries "Green With Evil". After the Rangers freed him from Rita's spell, Zordon created the White Ranger powers as a replacement for the depletion of the Green Ranger's energy, and the White Ninja Ranger of the Ninja Rangers, he is also the main protagonist of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and secondary character of Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers.
Later when the team discovered the Zeo Crystal, Tommy was chosen to become Zeo Ranger V Red of the Zeo Rangers, he is also the main protagonist of Power Rangers Zeo.
During the events of Power Rangers Turbo he briefly becomes the first Red Turbo Ranger and leader of the Turbo Rangers, giving his powers to T.J. Johnson retired as Ranger.
Many years later Tommy returns in Power Rangers Wild Force, leading a special mission with the Veteran Red Rangers against the remnants of the Machine Empire.
Years later Tommy graduated from college, he discovered the Dino Gems and became a teacher at Reefside High, becoming the Black Dino Ranger and mentor of the Dino Rangers, he is also the main protagonist of Power Rangers Dino Thunder.
Retroactively, he is also referred to as the Mighty Morphin Green Ranger or Green Mighty Morphin Ranger, Mighty Morphin Green Ranger or Green Mighty Morphin Ranger, as well as Zeo Red Ranger or Red Zeo Ranger, though these are in reference to the show, as opposed to proper labels. He has also been labeled Turbo Red Ranger, as the Dino Thunder Black Ranger or Black Dino Thunder Ranger , a variation on his in-show label.
Tommy also returns in Power Rangers Super Megaforce, leading the Legendary Rangers to help the Mega Rangers fight against the Armada and the remnants of Emperor Mavro's thousands of X Borgs.
Many years later, Tommy form his own family, he returned in Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel along with the other Legendary Rangers, helping the Ninja Steel Rangers against Lord Draven and his army of Robo Rangers.
Little is known about Tommy's early life other than he was adopted by the Oliver family at a young age with nothing known about his biological family. For an unknown reason, Tommy Marshall lost his family and lived alone. On his third night living in the streets by himself, he trusted another homeless person to keep watch as he slept, and consequently lost his wallet and belongings. Tommy is a new student to Angel Grove who was chosen by Rita Repulsa to become her own evil Green Ranger. He was eventually stopped by the Power Rangers who broke Rita's spell over him. When he came to, Tommy realized all the damage he'd done and felt terrible, but Jason assured him it was only because of Rita's spell. Tommy decided to join the Power Rangers as their Sixth Ranger, much to the confusion of the Angel Grove citizens. Despite their welcome, Tommy continues to feel like an outsider and has been haunted by Rita's presence.
His brother, David, was adopted by Sam Trueheart although the two would not meet until Tommy was 18. At some point in his life, Tommy took an interest in martial arts, mainly karate, and he later became a master at it.
While he was a high school freshman, Tommy and his family moved to Angel Grove and he entered a martial arts tournament and fought Jason. They tied at 4-4 despite Jason being labeled "Angel Grove's finest [martial artist]" by the announcer but the fight had earned him Jason's respect. Tommy later scares Bulk and Skull away when they are harassing Kimberly, who was enamored by Tommy at first sight and invites him to hang out with her and her friends. Rita Repulsa noticed Tommy's fight with Jason and realizes there is potential in the young man. Therefore, she kidnaps Tommy after testing him against the Putty Patrol, placing him under a spell that makes him her completely mindless slave. Using the secret sixth Power Coin - the Dragon Coin - she transformed him into the evil Green Ranger. Tommy travelled to the Command Center and put Zordon out of commission and downloaded a virus into Alpha 5. He then fights the Power Rangers and defeats them before withdrawing as Rita intended this as just a warning of things to come.Being under Rita's influence, Tommy becomes very sullen and rude to Kimberly when she questions where he was since his kidnapping made Tommy miss a date with her. With the Rangers at their weakest, Rita decides the time to attack is now. After Tommy defeats a squad of Putties without his powers, Rita gives him the Sword of Darkness which not only enhances his dark powers but also acts as a catalyst for keeping him under her evil spell. She then has Tommy transport Jason into the Dark Dimension where he faces down Goldar and nearly gets butchered. Tommy eventually takes the honor from the Goldar and faces Jason himself but, once he is about to impale the Red Ranger, Jason narrowly escapes his grasp when the other Rangers teleport him out. For his failure, Rita traps Tommy in the Dark Dimension until further notice. While the Rangers were defending Angel Grove from Goldar, Tommy entered the Command Center and attempted to sabotage it again. Alpha placed him in a stasis lock, but he was freed by Rita, who then made him grow. He joined Goldar and Scorpina in fighting the Megazord, as Rita cast a spell to create an eclipse to remove the Megazord's power. The Megazord separated and the Dinozords fell under the earth. When the Rangers retreated into the Command Center, Alpha revealed that the stasis lock the Green Ranger was kept in allowed his true identity to be revealed — Tommy Oliver.
Realizing that Rita's spell was the reason for Tommy's strange behavior, Kimberly confronted him in the Youth Center, but he informed her that (along with knowing the other Rangers' identities) she and the other Power Rangers would soon be destroyed. Using his Dragon Dagger that he received from Rita, the Green Ranger summoned his Zord, the Dragonzord, to destroy Angel Grove. In the meantime, Alpha reestablished Zordon's link with the dimension and the Megazord was recovered. Jason and the others took down the Dragonzord and, when facing the Green Ranger, Jason destroyed the Sword of Darkness and freed Tommy from Rita's spell. When he came to, Tommy realized all the damage he had done and felt terrible, but Jason assured him it was only because of Rita's spell. Tommy accepted the Rangers' offer to join them. With the Dragonzord on their side, the Rangers now had access to Dragonzord in Battle Mode, and eventually the powerful Ultrazord. At the Command Center, Tommy accepts Zordon's rules of being a Ranger, and receives a Wrist Communicator from Billy. The team of five has turned into six, also making him the first ever Sixth Ranger.
Power And Abilities
Tommy is an extremely skilled martial artist and has used a variety of different ranger powers over the years. All of these powers increased his fighting skills and abilities, but each offered him different weapons and Zords and sometimes other powers. The first was that of the Green Dragon Ranger, which gave Tommy use of the Dragon Dagger, Dragon Shield, and a Blade Blaster, which was a side-arm that worked as a short sword and a laser gun and command of the Dragonzord. As the White Tiger Ranger, he wielded Saba and piloted the Tigerzord and as the White Ninja Ranger, Tommy could enter a ninja form, where he could use various ninja powers, such as disappearing then reappearing and using super speed.
He could also utilize the Metallic Armor, which could increase the protection his ranger suit offered him and the White Shark Cycle, which was a lightweight and powerful motorcycle that was made from the fin of a prehistoric shark and piloted the Falconzord and the White Shogunzord. After Tommy became the Red Zeo Ranger, his powers continually grew more powerful due to them being derived from the Zeo Crystal. His arsenal included a Zeo Laser Blade and a Zeo Laser Pistol, which acted as his sidearms, the Zeo Power Sword, Zeo Jet Cycle V, which served the purpose of replacing the White Shark Cycle and the Defender Wheel. Tommy’s Zords as the Red Zeo Ranger consisted of Zeozord V, the Red Battlezord, and Super Zeozord V.
When he became the Red Turbo Ranger, Tommy had the Auto Blaster and Turbo Sword as sidearms, the Turbo Lightning Sword, a Turbo Navigator, and a Turbo Cart, a small vehicle reminiscent of a go-cart in his arsenal and his zord was the Red Lightning Turbozord. As the Black Dino Ranger, Tommy used the Brachio Staff, which could unleash powerful elemental attacks and an energy orb, a Black Raptor Rider, a raptor-based mount creature, and a Dino ATV, an enhanced all-terrain vehicle that could fire energy blasts. He could also enter Super Dino Mode, which increased his strength. Tommy had command of the Dino Thunder Carrierzord, the Brachiozord, also giving him command of the Cephalazord, Dimetrozord, Stegozord, Parasaurzord, and Ankylozord.