|This article is about a/an ranger in Power Rangers Samurai and Power Rangers Super Samurai.|
|Samurai Ranger Fire (18),|
Red Samurai Ranger (18)
|Last Appearance:||Samurai Forever|
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Full list of appearances
|Actor:|| Alex Heartman|
George Beca (Child)
|Samurai Ranger Fire, the Red Samurai Ranger|
"Red Ranger, ready!"
- "Samurai Rangers, victory is ours!"
Jayden Shiba is Samurai Ranger Fire, the Red Samurai Ranger in Power Rangers Samurai and Super Samurai. He is the leader of the Samurai Rangers. As Red Ranger, he pilots the Lion Folding Zord and controls the element of fire.
When Jayden was a kid, he was trained as a Samurai and followed his dad's advice. He was friends with Antonio, but one day he had to leave. At some point during his childhood both Lauren and Jayden had to be separated just so Lauren can master the Sealing Symbol while Jayden fills in as leader of the Samurai Rangers, before the battle to defeat Master Xandred. Jayden's father hoped that even an imperfect seal would buy Lauren time to master the sealing symbol while Jayden fills in as the Samurai Rangers latest leader until Lauren returns.
Power of the Samurai
Jayden is first seen battling the Nighloks on his own, then later gathering the rest of the Samurai Rangers.He begins to fight alongside his team consisting of Kevin, Mia, Emily and Mike. They save the world by defeating Tooya.
Playing with fireJayden prefers to stay at the Shiba House to train. As such he even missed one of the Rangers' day offs, wanting to master the Beetle Disc, while the other Rangers go to an amusement park. Soon after, he hesitates to use it against Dreadhead, doubting that he has the power to do so. He later uses the Beetle to wield the Fire Smasher's cannon mode, having trained himself to exhaustion the night before, trying to master the disc. While he leads his team, Jayden is keeping a secret from the other Rangers, something that Negatron picks up on and hints at.
Jayden gives Kevin a solo mission to go find Swordfish Zord before it disappears. Then, he and the remaining Rangers try to fight Yamiror, but they are defeated by the nighlok's bad breath. Jayden tries to fight anyway and is nearly defeated until Kevin uses the Swordfish Disc to heal the Rangers and negate the Nighlok's stink power.
Jayden and Mia try to find the captured brides by partaking in a mock wedding. Mia and Jayden pretend to be the marrying couple twice in order to find Dayu.
When Madimot invades the human world, he reveals that he took control of the Tiger Zord in the last battle with the team led by Jayden's father. He soon tries to take control of Mike, but Kevin's mind is taken over instead when he pushes Mike out of the way, and is forced to fight the other Rangers. Jayden uses the resist symbol to prevent Madimot from taking over him, too. After Madimot escapes, he soon reappears with Kevin and threatens to make Kevin strike himself down if Jayden doesn't fight him. Jayden uses the resist symbol power to free Kevin from Madimot's mind control. He then uses the same symbol on the TigerZord, returning the Zord to the Rangers and giving Jayden a new zord in his arsenal.
Part of Jayden's secret is revealed eventually. His father sealed Master Xandred away, but not permanently because he wasn't strong enough and didn't master the symbol; Jayden is the same way so far. After a battle with Robtish, Jayden runs away deciding to fight the Nighlok on his own as to not let the others get hurt.
Jayden remembers how the others got hurt as he walks by a park. Seeing a young boy crying, he approaches him. It's revealed that the boy misses his father, something Jayden sympathizes with. As Jayden creates paper planes for the kids to play with, seeing a future he hopes for with no Nighloks, Robtish returns and Jayden tries to fight him and his moogers. Soon the other Rangers find Jayden and help him defeat Rotish. Afterwards, Jayden realizes the importance of teamwork and soon returns to the Shiba house with the other Rangers.
Enter the Dream World
After Jayden and his team defeat Rhinosnorus, Deker sees his opportunity to challenge Jayden. Deker confronts Jayden and Antonio when the swarm of Moogers enter the scene. Deker transforms into his Nighlok form and defeats the Moogers. Knowing Jayden is still weak, Antonio tries to stop Deker, but he challenges Jayden to a personal duel. Jayden says that he cannot accept the challenge as he is a samurai who protects the innocent. However, Deker tells Jayden that if he doesn't take the challenge, then he will harm random civilians. With this, Jayden accepts the challenge and is given 24 hours to rest. Deker instructs Jayden to meet at the beach.
Duel with Deker
The rangers discuss Jayden's duel. Jayden informs his friends about the challenge. Kevin is furious about Jayden's decision and fails to convince him to decline the challenge as a samurai does not fight unnecessary battles. Mia stands up for Jayden and tells them that he doesn't have a choice. A frustrated Jayden leaves the room to end the conversation In the forest, Deker listens to Dayu's crying. He tells Dayu about his challenge, Dayu tells Deker that he should've been free centuries ago. Kevin helps Jayden to train to prepare for his duel against Deker. The rest of the gang drink tea in the dining room.
In the morning, Jayden wakes up and heads outside, where his friends give their blessings. Jayden hands leadership of the Samurai Rangers to Kevin and he also gives Kevin the Tiger and Beetle discs in case they need to form the Megazord. Kevin leads the Rangers into battle as Rhinosnorus begins his attack. The Rangers morph into action to face off against the Nighlok. Jayden meets Deker at the beach and morphs. Red Ranger and Deker face off in the ultimate duel. As the fight ensues, neither is able to gain the upper hand and in a final move, Deker strikes Jayden critically, but Jayden drops the Spin Sword and grabs it with his left hand, landing a slash on Deker. Deker feels honored from his defeat as he falls from the cliff. A injured Jayden demorphs and takes in the fact that he won. At the Shiba House, Jayden, now with a broken arm, thanks Kevin for leading the team as Antonio gets dinner for them.
Jayden and his team also met powerful villains such as Serrator, who was too much for the Samurai Rangers during their first encounter. Serrator even created a papyrox to test the rangers might. It overpowered the Battlewing Megazord. It was only when Antonio arrived, accidentally hit Serrator's left shoulder (which was where Xandred hit him during an argument). Antonio destroyed the Papyrox with his LightZord.
Later Jayden gains the power to summon the SharkZord and BullZord. He also gets the Bullzooka. Along with the bull themed blaster and zord, the guardian of the Bullzord, The Grand Shogun, grants the Jayden and his original team power to the ancient Shogun Mode.
When Master Xandred returns, Jayden faces him, only to get severely injured by him.
The Samurai Rangers discovered that all the attacks Serrator made were designed to split open the Earth just so he can rule both Earth and the Netherworld.", During the next battle Serrator further explained that he needs Deker to do so. When he returned Uramasa to Deker, he betrayed Serrator and let the rangers finish Serrator once and for all.
After Serrator's demise, Jayden's sister Lauren returns after mastering the Sealing Symbol. Lauren's timing is fortuitous, as Octoroo and Dayu have targeted Jayden and injured him badly with fire meant for the Head of the Shiba House. Octoroo is surprised to learn that the fire did not kill Jayden, as it would the Head of the Shiba House. With Lauren back, Jayden, concerned for the loyalty of the team, says there can only be one Red Ranger to lead the team. Jayden chooses to leaves the Shiba House. He traveled to the forest only to duel Deker again. After a long battle Jayden manages to defeat Deker. With Deker defeated, he rejoins the rangers.
With Xandred absorbing Dayu, Lauren failed to seal away Master Xandred and fell injured. Lauren hands back leadership to Jayden, and the team fights Master Xandred for one last time. Jayden defeats him in Shogun Mode by striking Xandred's white patch (which was Xandred's only weakness after absorbing Dayu) causing him to cry out and explode. Before the rangers have time to celebrate, Xandred comes back as a megamonster causing the rangers to use their zords to form the Samurai Gigazord. Xandred destroys the Gigazord piece by piece until it was only the Samurai Megazord which delivered a final blow defeating Xandred once and for all. After the battle, the rangers go their separate ways, with Jayden staying in the Shiba house.
Recent spoilers for Power Rangers Super Megaforce have confirmed that sometime in the series, Alex Heartman will reprise his role as Jayden Shiba. His role as a Legendary Ranger is yet to be seen, but it is possible that he could return with the rest of his team in a possible team-up with the Mega Rangers. We also might see his counterpart's Gedou mode adapted for Power Rangers.
Like his Zord, the lion, Jayden is a dedicated, regal leader. He is a man of few words, but when he speaks, every breath counts. He is kind and caring but knows how to be firm when the time comes. He also has a secret that he must keep from all the other Rangers. He will do anything to keep his friends and the innocent out of harm's way; to this end, he initially refused to allow Antonio to join the team, and even attempted to leave the other Rangers and fight on his own.
Eventually, Jayden learns to have fun and not be so serious all the time, as when he helped Kevin cover Mike in bows and paper, and hung a couple of ornaments from his ears.
Samurai Ranger Fire, the Red Samurai Ranger
As the Red Ranger, Jayden has access to multiple modes.
Using his Samuraizer, Jayden morphs into his Ranger costume for close combat and ground battles.
- Lion FoldingZord - emblem mode
Super Samurai Mode
For added power in close combat and ground battles, Red Ranger goes into Super Samurai Mode using the Black Box. The Rangers can only access this mode one at a time.
Super Mega Mode
While in the Black Box's Super Mode, if a Megazord battle is necessary, the Red Ranger can morph his Spin Sword into the Mega Blade. The resulting combo is a mix of both Mega and Super modes. The rangers can only access this mode one at a time.
Shark Attack Mega Mode
While in Shark Attack Mode, if a Megazord battle is necessary, the Red Ranger can summon the SharkZord with his Shark Sword. The resulting combo is a mix of both Mega and Shark Attack modes.
While in Super Mega Mode or Mega Shark Mode, the Red Ranger can summon powerful armor with the Shogun Buckle. The Rangers can only access this mode one at a time. This form also allows the Red Ranger to unleash the BullZord/Gigazord's finisher move.
When on ground, Shogun Mode can only be accessed by Red Ranger using the Shiba Fire Disc. With the Shiba Fire Disc "active" (just used) the Shogun Disc is then spun on the spin sword, allowing access to Shogun Mode so that it can be in used in ground battle outside of the megazord or zord cockpit. The spin sword is replaced with a mega blade. Arsenal
- The symbol on his helmet (火) is the kanji for "fire". The two stacked symbols on his Shogun helmet are intended to represent the kanji for "flame"
- Early scripts listed his name as "Reese." Instead, in the end that name was given to a minor character in The Team Unites.
- In Sticks and Stones it's implied that Jayden has a secret he's keeping from the others. In Test of the Leader, the secret is revealed to be that Jayden's father sealed Master Xandred in the Netherworld, but not permanently, and that Jayden is the only one able to use the same Sealing Character. However a brief conversation at the end of Jayden's Challenge seems to indicate it may not be the only secret.
- This was proven correct as he was also hiding the secret of his sister.
- Including his Mega Modes, Jayden has the second most Ranger forms than any other Power Ranger in existence next to Tommy.
- On a technical level, however, Tommy had five different Ranger uniforms/colors from across his career. Jayden's various forms are all just different versions of his primary/sole Ranger form.
- Jayden is the first Power Ranger to share his surname with his Sentai counterpart, Takeru Shiba. Though Caucasian, Jayden, his father, and his sister have a Japanese surname because they are of Japanese descent.
- It is revealed in Something Fishy that Jayden has a fear of spiders, like Shane from Power Rangers Ninja Storm.
- Like Mack Hartford, Jayden has a gimmick carried over from his Super Sentai counterpart: out of Ranger form, he is seen stoically slinging his sword over his shoulder.
- He was the first Samurai Ranger to use the Shogun Mode.
- He is the only Samurai Ranger to use all seven modes