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Samurai Ranger Fire (2),
Red Samurai Ranger (2)
Name: Lauren Shiba
Gender: Female
Seasons: Super Samurai
Colors: Red
Homeworld: Earth
First Appearance: Fight Fire With Fire
Last Appearance: Samurai Forever
Number of Episode
Appearances:
5
Full list of appearances
Actor: Kimberley Crossman
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Samurai Ranger Fire, the Red Samurai Ranger


"Samurai Rangers, victory is ours!"
―Lauren after a victory in battle

Lauren Shiba[1] is the older sister of Jayden Shiba in Power Rangers Super Samurai. She is the true 18th head of the Shiba Clan.

As such she took over the role of Samurai Ranger Fire, the Red Samurai Ranger and led the team against the Nighlok, being the only one who could seal Xandred away.

Character History

Lauren and Jayden were separated at a very young age. Lauren was sent away in an attempt to fool the Nighloks into thinking Jayden was the true head of the Shiba Clan in order to protect her as she perfected the sealing symbol. As part of this plan, Jayden had to keep this a secret from the other rangers.

Eventually Lauren returned to the Shiba house, and Jayden decided that he had to leave and put Lauren in charge, stating "There can only be one red ranger", noting that the Rangers' loyalties may be divided if he stays. Lauren notes that she'd hoped Jayden would find another way and that they could all fight together, but however, she relents. Jayden's plan ultimately backfired when Antonio decided to go after him. Mike also expressed his dissent toward this change in leadership. She trains a lot and seems not to eat much, so it is no surprise that she loves to eat Mia's cooking since she doesn't have a lot to compare it to. Fight Fire with Fire

She showed great skill during her training with the LightZord, countering all its hits with her Spin Sword. When Mike asked to train with her, he was beaten easily.

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Lauren in her Battle Training Outfit

After Master Xandred returned and absorbed Dayu, Lauren performed the Sealing Symbol while the other Rangers distracted Xandred to buy her time to prepare it. After Lauren was done drawing the Symbol, she used it on Xandred, only to find out that Dayu's humanity protected him from the blast. After her failure to perform the Sealing Symbol, she gave leadership back to Jayden, as well as supplying the Shiba Fire disk to strike Xandred's weak spot. When the first doesn't work, a badly injured, and weakened Lauren gave all the symbol power she had onto a second Shiba Fire disk. After the battle, the Power Rangers went their separate ways. While Lauren left, she promised Jayden that they'll be seeing a lot more of each other.

Samurai Ranger Fire, the Red Samurai Ranger

As the Red Ranger, Lauren has access to multiple modes.

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Ranger costume

Samurai Ranger
Lauren morphs using a Samuraizer (previous version) in brush mode, unlike the other Samurai rangers. With it she morphs into her Ranger costume for close combat and ground battles. Her symbol power and Ranger form do not conflict with Jayden's Red Ranger powers and are independent.

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Mega Mode

Mega Mode
Red Ranger morphs into her Mega Mode for Megazord battles. To change modes she morphs her Spin Sword into the Mega Blade.

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Super 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.

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Super Mega Mode

Super Mega Mode
While in the Black Box's Super Mode, if a Megazord battle is necessary, the Red Ranger can morph her 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.

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Notes

  • Lauren is the second female Red Ranger in the Power Rangers series, preceded by Charlie from SPD. However, Lauren is the first female red chronologically, as SPD takes place in 2025.
    • She is also the first female Red Ranger on the side of good.
    • She is also the first female Red Ranger to have a counterpart in Super Sentai, who herself has the distinction of being Super Sentai's first female Red Sentai Ranger.
    • She is also the first female ranger to replace a male ranger of the same color in the same season.
    • She is also the first ranger to take another ranger's place on the team in-season since S.P.D..
  • Though Lauren and Jayden have their own separate, identical powers, they are not seen on-screen in Samurai Ranger forms simultaneously. However they both utilize the powers that come with being a Ranger without needing to consult each other, even in completely different locations, each using a different morpher. Jayden did however need to give her additional powers to lead the team, which included the Samurai Disks he acquired as well as the Black Box.
  • Lauren had an action figure released outside of the usual "waves" of Samurai figures as the "7th Mystery Ranger". Her package was a blind box without any hints as to who the figure might be. However, it was released in late January 2013, thus any surprise regarding the Ranger's identity had long since dissipated.
  • She is the only Samurai Ranger not to have an actual morphing sequence.

See also

References

Red Rangers
Identities
JasonRockyAuricoTommyT.J.AndrosLeoCarterAlexWesColeShaneConnerJack
SkyBridgeNickMackCaseyScottJaydenLaurenTroyLucas
Rocky (alternate continuity)

Power Sets
Red RangerRed Aquitar RangerZeo Ranger V RedRed Turbo RangerRed Space Ranger
Galaxy Red RangerRed Lightspeed RangerTime Force Red Ranger
Red Wild Force RangerRed Wind RangerRed Dino RangerS.P.D. Red RangerRed Mystic Ranger
Jungle Fury Red RangerRanger Operator Series RedRed Samurai Ranger
Megaforce Red RangerSuper Megaforce Red Ranger
Red Ranger (movie)

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