|This article is about a/an character in Power Rangers Wild Force.|
Richard Evans was the husband of Elizabeth Evans. In 1981, Elizabeth gave birth to their son, Cole. Together with their colleague, Dr. Viktor Adler, the Evans took their infant son Cole with them on an expedition to the Amazons to find evidence of the Animaria. Viktor Adler, who had feelings for Elizabeth, was hurt by her marriage to Richard and subsequent pregnancy, believing she and the group's success to be rightfully his. The trio of scientists found seeds which were the remnants of the original Master Org.
Viktor saw this as a way to gain power to get revenge on Richard and Elizabeth and ate the seeds, becoming the new Master Org. As he hunted down the couple, Elizabeth hid Cole in the wilderness, leaving him a picture of his family and the Red Lion crystal. Victor eventually caught them and murdered them in cold blood. However, he did not find Cole.
Cole was found by a tribe of natives (made up of the descendants of the original inhabitants of the kingdom of Animaria) who raised him as their own. Cole would later be chosen to be leader of the Wild Force Power Rangers, continuing his parent's goal of saving the earth's environment and ecology.