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This article is about a/an ranger in Power Rangers Turbo, the third installment in the Zordon Era , and Power Rangers in Space.
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Theodore Jay "T.J." Jarvis Johnson was picked by Tommy Oliver to succeed him as the Red Turbo Ranger of the Turbo Rangers and later became the Blue Space Ranger of the Space Rangers.

Retroactively, he is also referred to as Turbo Red Ranger and Space Blue Ranger or In Space Blue Ranger- variations on his in-show labels, though the latter is more in reference to the show itself than a proper label.

Biography

Turbo

T.J. wanted to be a Power Ranger ever since he was a very young boy, unaware that his fantasies would actually come true one day. He was first seen on a bus en route to Angel Grove, riding along with Cassie. Suddenly, both he and Cassie witnessed an attack by the villain Divatox, who captured the then-current Red Turbo Ranger, Tommy Oliver. T.J. fought off the Piranhatrons, and freed Tommy from his prison. Because of his bravery and his assistance in saving others (including an unmorphed Power Ranger), he was hand-picked by Tommy to be his successor in forming the new formation of Turbo Power Rangers as the second Red Turbo Ranger. The team consisted of himself, Cassie, Ashley, Carlos, while Justin (who was with the team from the beginning of the season) stayed on as Blue Ranger. T.J. was friendly and warm hearted, as well as intelligent in his decision making. He also was a star baseball player.

Although he was a very capable team leader, he ended up having one of the worst final showings of any Red Ranger. When pitted against Goldgoyle, regarded as "the most destructive monster in the universe", the end of the series saw the destruction of two Megazords, one of which was set to self-destruct per his order in a failed attempt to destroy the foe, and the loss of the Turbo Powers after Divatox had found and destroyed the Power Chamber.

Demoralized but unwilling to accept their fate, TJ tells the other Turbo Rangers that they need to go after Divatox, who has left the Earth at Dark Specter's orders, and stop her before she returns to the now-defenseless Earth. Sneaking aboard a NASADA space shuttle, the Turbo Rangers and Alpha 6, sans Justin who elects to stay behind with his father, take off to find Zordon.

In Space

"Power Blue!"
―roll call as Blue Space Ranger[src]

Along with Ashley, Carlos, Cassie and Alpha 6, he meets Andros, the Red Space Ranger from the distant planet KO-35. Although not initially receptive of their presence, Andros would later give the four remaining Turbo Power Rangers all-new powers that matched his own, and T.J. would become the Blue Space Ranger and served as the team's second-in-command.

He debatably gives functional leadership of the team to Andros, due to himself being unfamiliar with outer space, but still displays strong leadership skills throughout the series, while Andros was unfamiliar with teamwork. The Rangers spent this time searching for the kidnapped Zordon and protecting Earth from Astronema. During the course of the series, T.J suffered at least two serious head injuries. The first incident was when he was attacked by Darkliptor (a being that was a merging of Ecliptor and Darkonda), which left him with temporary amnesia until he next morphed. The second occurred when Psycho Blue nearly killed him, placing him in the intensive care unit aboard the Astro Megaship, but he swiftly recovered his focus and was able to devise a plan to defeat Psycho Blue by disguising the entire team as the Blue Space Ranger, preventing the from targeting their specific Ranger 'counterpart'. He would remain the Blue Space Ranger for the remainder of the series and would participate in the final battle against the United Alliance of Evil.

Lost Galaxy

T.J. later follows Andros alongside the other Space Rangers to Terra Venture to help the Lost Galaxy Power Rangers in dealing with the Psycho Rangers. He and the other Rangers help destroy the five Psycho Rangers for good, but it cost them the life of Kendrix Morgan.

TJ morphing into the Red Turbo Ranger

T.J. uses his Turbo Morpher, turning into the Red Turbo Ranger one last time.

Forever Red

Turbo Red TJ returns

T.J. in Wild Force

"Call me TJ."
―T.J. introducing himself to Cole[src]

Once again donning the Red Turbo Ranger powers, T.J. was part of the team of Red Rangers that travel to the moon to face the remnants of the Machine Empire who seek to use Serpentera to destroy the Earth.

TJ Turbo Lighting Sword

T.J. and Leo defeating Automus

He teamed up with Leo Corbett to destroy Automon. It is assumed that he got his Red Turbo Powers back from Lightning Cruiser, similar to how Justin got his Powers back from Storm Blaster. It is in this appearance that his full name is finally revealed.

As Tommy explains the mission to the Rangers during their meeting at NASADA, T.J. mentions the Zeo team (that Tommy was part of prior to Turbo), assuming he knew not only about the Turbo Rangers but the Zeo Rangers as well (as 4 of the 5 carried over from Zeo to Turbo).

Super Megaforce

TJ in Super Megaforce

T.J. as the Blue Space Ranger in Super Megaforce

"Don't worry, you're safe now."

When people were stuck in an elevator, Cassie and him came to the rescue. He later becomes the Blue Space Ranger one more time and joins with the rest of the Legendary Rangers to fight Emperor Mavro and the Armada.

Ranger Powers

Legendary Ranger Devices

Red Racer Ranger Key

The Red Turbo Ranger Key.

The Red Turbo Ranger Key is one of T.J.'s personal ranger keys. This key along with the majority of the Core Ranger Keys are seen lining the Command Center's interior walls. This key is mainly used by Troy Burrows (Super Megaforce Red) who uses it to fight as the Red Turbo Ranger.


MegaBlue Ranger Key

The Blue Space Ranger Key.

The Blue Space Ranger Key is one of T.J.'s personal ranger keys. This key along with the majority of the Core Ranger Keys are seen lining the Command Center's interior walls. This key is mainly used by Noah Carver (Super Megaforce Blue) who uses it to fight as the Blue Space Ranger. Although it has not been used, it has been seen in the Ranger Key App.


Turbo Charger

Turbo Dino Charger

The Red Turbo Ranger represents the Turbo Rangers for the Turbo Dino Charger that was released as part of a special set of Dino Charger Power Packs. This Charger was paired with the Samurai Dino Charger.

Turbo Red Ninja Power Star

Turbo Red Power Star

The Turbo Red Ninja Power Star is a special Ninja Power Star that bears the likeness of the Red Turbo Ranger and is marked with the kanji for "red". This will be a part of the upcoming Ninja Steel toyline and it's currently unknown if it will have a in-show appearance.


Notes

  • T.J. was originally going to stand for Timothy Johnson [1].
  • It's not explained how T.J. got his Red Turbo Ranger powers back prior to Forever Red, but it can be assumed that since Justin got his powers from Storm Blaster, T.J. may have gotten his from Lightning Cruiser, although this remains unconfirmed.
  • T.J is the first Ranger to be bald, followed by Damon Henderson from Lost Galaxy and Joel Rawlings from Lightspeed Rescue.
  • He was the second to go from Red Ranger to Blue Ranger. The first Ranger with this transition is Rocky DeSantos.
  • Like his predecessor, Tommy, T.J was in a leadership position when two main Megazords were destroyed (The Thunder Megazord and White TigerZord for Tommy, and the Turbo and Rescue Megazords for T.J.) and both had a tenure where their identities were compromised to civilians (although in Tommy's case, the civilians in question eventually became Rangers themselves).
  • T.J. being friendly and warm-hearted contrasted with both of his Sentai Counterparts. In point, his Carranger counterpart, Kyosuke Jinnai, was a selfish jerk, and his Megaranger counterpart, Shun Namiki, was a loner.
  • In the Japanese dub of Power Rangers: Turbo, Space, and Lost Galaxy, T.J. was voiced by Yuji Kishi, who played Kyosuke Jinnai (Red Racer), T.J.'s Sentai counterpart from Carranger.
  • Despite being Andros' second in command, T.J.'s Morph Screen shows him having one of the lowest stats of the Space Rangers.
  • T.J. is so far the only Blue Legendary Ranger to return in Super Megaforce.
  • T.J. is the only ranger in PRiS who's new color wasn't one his predecessor, Tommy, had previously.
  • T.J. stepping down from leader to second-in-command (when Andros formed the PRiS team) is also very similar to Goro Sakurai (Spade Ace), who started out as leader and then became second-in-command when Sokichi Banba (Big One) joined the team in J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai.
  • T.J. is the only non-black or green Ranger to have an axe as his main weapon.
  • T.J. is the second Blue Ranger to serve as the team's second-in-command after Rocky DeSantos and is followed by Kai Chen, Chad Lee, Sky Tate, Flynn McAllistair and Kevin.

See Also

Red Rangers
Identities
JasonRockyAuricoTommyT.J.AndrosLeoCarterAlexWesColeShaneConnerJack
SkyBridgeNickMackCaseyScottJaydenLaurenTroyTylerBrody
Rocky (alternate continuity)Jason (2016 comic)BrittJason (alternate continuity)

Secondary Rangers
EricHunterLeanbow
Twin ManJustinRockoFaraiRobo T.J.CrashPsycho RedRed Cyborg RangerEvil Time Force Red
Lion Shadow RangerEvil ShaneEvil HunterCharlieOfficer TateEvil Red Mystic Ranger
Evil Red Overdrive RangerMr. ShibaGrand Shogun

Power Sets
Red RangerRed Aquitar RangerZeo Ranger V RedRed Turbo RangerRed Space Ranger
Galaxy RedRed Lightspeed RangerTime Force RedQuantum Ranger
Red Wild Force RangerRed Wind RangerCrimson Thunder RangerRed Dino RangerS.P.D. Red Ranger
Red Mystic RangerWolf WarriorRed Overdrive RangerJungle Fury Red RangerRanger Operator Series Red
Red Samurai RangerMegaforce RedSuper Megaforce RedDino Charge Red Ranger
Red Ranger (movie)

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Blue Rangers
Identities
BillyCestroRockyJustinT.J.KaiChadLucasMaxToriEthan
SkyBridgeMadisonDaxTheoFlynnKevinNoahKodaPreston
Billy (alternate continuity 1995)Billy (2016 comic)SergeBilly (alternate continuity 2017)

Secondary Rangers
NinjorAuricBlue SenturionBlakeShark RangerJames
Billy PuttyPuttyBobbyWilliamBilly CloneStanfordBlue Shadow RangerRobo JustinBlue Creep
Psycho BlueBlue Cyborg RangerEvil Time Force BlueShark Shadow RangerEvil BlakeA-Squad Blue
Evil Blue Mystic RangerEvil Blue Overdrive Ranger

Power Sets
Blue RangerBlue Aquitar RangerZeo Ranger III BlueBlue Turbo RangerBlue Space Ranger
Galaxy Blue RangerBlue Lightspeed RangerTime Force Blue Ranger
Blue Wild Force RangerBlue Wind RangerBlue Dino RangerS.P.D. Blue RangerBlue Mystic Ranger
Blue Overdrive RangerJungle Fury Blue RangerRanger Operator Series BlueBlue Samurai Ranger
Megaforce Blue RangerSuper Megaforce Blue RangerDino Charge Blue RangerDino Charge Aqua Ranger
Dino Charge Talon Ranger
Blue Ranger (movie)

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