|This article is about a/an ranger in the Power Rangers comic sub-franchise by Boom! Studios.|
- For the original TV version of this character, see Jason Lee Scott
Jason Lee Scott is the Red Ranger, and leader of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. He also served for a time as the team's Yellow Ranger.
Jason was chosen by Zordon to wield the Tyrannosaurus Power Coin to become the Red Ranger, the leader of the Power Rangers team. He is a valiant athletic young man and dedicated martial artist. He shares his martial arts knowledge with his students at Angel Grove Karate school. Jason feels uncertain about sharing his position as karate instructor with Tommy as his Sensei suggests. It is revealed that when Jason was young, he was a bully like Bulk and Skull, one time even going so far as to break a bow and arrow made by a child much younger than him. Fortunately, Jason vowed to change his ways and was determined to become a better person.
Jason is very conflicted about Tommy's presence, wanting to give him the benefit of the doubt and trust Zordon's decision to include him but alarming signs consistently surface, causing tension between Jason and Tommy. As tensions rise, the coming of the Black Dragon leads to the loss of the core fives powers when Billy and his Power Coin are abducted. The Zords are let loose by Rita over the planet, so Tommy and the unmorphed Jason travel to the moon in the Dragonzord in an unsuccessful rescue attempt. In a last desperate effort to stop the Zord's rampage, Tommy uses his power coin to re-power Jason and the others as Green Rangers - Jason complete with Dragon Shield. When Trini reclaims Billy's Power Coin and Zord, and by extension their original colors, Jason maintains Tommy's Dragon Shield in the battle against Rita's forces in the alternate future.
During Zordon's absence after the Lord Drakkon arc, Jason puts immense pressure on himself to step up and lead his team. This pressure causes him to sometimes fall asleep in the Command Center after obsessively listening to hours of news reports for any trouble and scanning the Moon for any signs of activity from Rita or her monsters. While his team shows concern for Jason being so hard on himself, Jason simply shrugs it off and does his best to lead them even at the risk of his own health.
In a potential future that was seperated by the Morphin Grid into its own pocket universe following the premature death of Tommy Oliver at the hands of Lord Drakkon, Jason, after leaving his old team, joined the Zeo Rangers as the Gold Zeo Ranger, fighting alongside Tommy who was now the Red Ranger. When the time came for him to leave Ranger duty again, Jason was presented with his old Power Morpher and Power Coin by the rangers in the Power Chamber. Zordon used his powers to cosmetically restore the Morpher and Power Coin to it's original appearance before the destruction of the Thunderzords, though Jason was warned that to attempt to use it would be extremely dangerous. Before taking his leave, Jason shared a candid talk with his old friend Tommy. Little did Jason know, however, this "Tommy" was actually Lord Drakkon, who had abducted the real Tommy before killing his counterpart after making off with Adam's Zeonizer.
Red Mighty Morphin Ranger
This is Jason's default Ranger form as given to him by Zordon through the Power Coin.
- Enjoys "Eye of the Tiger", brunettes, and karate; dislikes bullies, beets, and being told to "calm down",
- His personal quote is "Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated" by Ernest Hemingway.
- He is shown being the recipient of Kim's texts when she contemplates starting a new relationship after Tommy.