During my "Season 2" of my PR re-imagining, I really divert away from established canon. But, before the start of the new season, near the end of Season 1, Tommy dies, defending his at-the-time powerless comrades. Then, when season 2 starts after Rita has been defeated and imprisoned in stone, Lord Zedd arrives on the scene to take care of things personally. He tries the entire Monsters and Putties routine, for a grand total of about 2 seconds when he quickly realizes that doing the exact same things his subordinate Rita did time and again and failed was futile. It's then he bust out his secret weapons: his own set of power coins and morphers. Zedd then chooses 5 criminals who are "in synch" with the Thunder Coins to become his rangers, to fight Zordon's. The Thunder Rangers are actually far better than the original rangers, and, in the fighting between the two teams, Trini is killed, Zach is framed for a crime he didn't commit by one of the evil rangers, and Jason is beaten into a coma. Zordon is forced to replace them, as well as forced to create a new power coin to give his ranger team the advantage. Zedd doesn't let Zordon keep the advantage long, as he does something unspeakable...
And, now, for the lineup!
Pink Phoenix Ranger - Katherine Hillard, Jewel Thief
Blue Pegasus Ranger - J.B. Reese, Computer Hacker
Green Caesar Ranger - Tommy Oliver, ...um... undead guy... >.>
Red Dragon Ranger - Dex Stewart, Arsonist
Black Lion Ranger - Tyler Steele, Convicted Murderer
Yellow Kirin Ranger - Tanya Sloan, Con Artist
So, first off, YES, I kill Tommy. NO, he's not the White Ranger, and HELL YES he was WAY more awesome evil than he was any other way. Also, if you're a fan of Saban shows from the 90's you'll notice a few names: Tyler Steele (the father of Ryan Steele) and J.B. Reese are from VR Troopers, while Dex is from the (horrid) Masked Rider show. If you saw my ZXT post, you would of notice how I mentioned Kat and Tanya were already in this squad of evil rangers, though, technically, they aren't really evil themselves, they're just kinda in it for the fortune Zedd promised them.
So, everyone but Green are pretty much edits of
's Dairangers. Bases are his too. Green Caesar is still mine.