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Trini
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Yellow Ranger
Gender: Female
Movie: Power Rangers (2017)
Color(s): Yellow
Homeworld: Earth (Power Rangers 2017 Continuity)
First Appearance: Power Rangers (2017)
Last Appearance: Power Rangers (2017)
Number of Episode
Appearances:
1 (Movie)
Full list of appearances
Actor: Becky Gomez
Yellow Ranger
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For the original TV version of this character, see Trini Kwan.
For the version from the 2016 comic book, see Trini Kwan
"Somebody should've pointed that out. Wait, I did."
―Trini to the other Rangers[src]

Trini Kwan is the Yellow Ranger of the Power Rangers.

Character History

Trini and her parents have moved into three different towns in three years. Frustrated, she barely talks to her family. This is compounded by the fact that the rest of her family is as 'normal' as it can get. This means she can barely speak to them about the adjustments she needs to make or about her own personal struggles, as she believes they will just label her. As a kid who hasn't connected with anyone in her new town, Trini has made the mine just outside Angel Grove her hideout, where she can practice some martial arts moves on her own.

One day she encounters Billy Cranston as he had just blown up the side of a mountain, looking for minerals, and three other teenagers. One of them, Zack Taylor starts piking the rocks, revealing crystal coins, one of which Trini picked up. As the mine guards approach, the teenagers make a break for it, with Trini and Kimberly Hart running on foot. They eventually catch up to Billy and Jason Scott's van and also pick up Zack while being chased. They brave the railroad to get the train between them and the guards giving chase only for the van to be completely crushed by the train.

The teenagers wake up the next day completely fine, and are apparently being followed by the mysterious crystal coins. They discover they had gained super strength. They all converge at the mine where they decide to try and find out what's going on. Trini, however, decides to forego it but is basically forced by Kimberly to join them when they all jump into a canyon at Billy's behest. Under the waters they discover a spaceship that's been there for millions of years.

Trini and the other discover (or are assaulted by) Alpha 5 who is absolutely thrilled at the prospect that they have arrived, as only "Power Rangers' chosen by the coins can open the ship. Alpha awakens Zordon, the previous Red Ranger, now an avatar on the ship wall and together they tell them of Rita Repulsa and her plans to rip the Zeo Crystal from Earth to gain the power of life and death. Zordon shows them the future if Rita were to succeed.

The Rangers walk out on Zordon in disbelief, but Jason believes they should reconsider. He asks them to reconvene the next day, and they do. Zordon and Alpha 5 begin a lengthy training process to prepare them for what's coming in likely 11 days. While their fighting skills improve, they cannot morph. Trini and the other Rangers take some time to camp out and get to know each other. While there, she reveals the frustration she's had with her family and how she's come to enjoy not getting to know other people because of her situation. Zack deduces she also has 'girlfriend troubles'.

Rita Repulsa personally breaks into Trini's house and assaults her, trying to get information on the Zeo Crystal's location. She scoffs at the new Ranger and tells her she'd killed the Yellow Ranger that came before. Rita somehow gains knowledge as to who among the Rangers knows of the Zeo Crystal's location and tries to get Trini to side with her. Trini refuses and instead tells the Rangers where they can attack Rita. Rita waylays them at the docks and takes the information from Billy, who was only forced to tell her the location of the Zeo Crystal because she was threatening Zack. Upon learning the location, Rita tells them to blame Trini that she has led to their deaths, as she kills Billy by strangling him.

As the Rangers carry Billy's lifeless body to the ship, they realize just how much they mean to each other and would fight and die for each other, just as Billy did. This bond causes the Morphing Grid to open. Zordon uses this to resurrect Billy. With Billy back, the Rangers realize that they can morph. They morph just in time to protect the ship from invading putties and to take the battle to Angel Grove where Rita was attempting to find Krispy Kreme - the location of the Zeo Crystal. Zack uses his Mastodon zord on the Putties and the rest of the Rangers follow suit as Rita continues to create more putties on her way to resurrect Goldar, a gold monster under the Angel Grove mines. The Rangers eventually defeat Goldar and Rita Repulsa, sending her flying into the vast emptiness of space.

Eventually, Trini adjusts into her new life in Angel Grove, somehow also ending up on regular detention with the rest of the Rangers, and is seen bonding with her brothers over news of the Power Rangers saving the day.

Video game appearances

Power Rangers Legacy Wars

The reboot Power Rangers fight with Rangers from the mainstream universe in Power Rangers Legacy Wars.

Personality

Trini is mysterious but extremely bright. Her parents constantly move for work, making her the perpetual new girl to any school. A loner who owns it, Trini is self-sufficient and contemplative, but always observant. All she wants is to find her gang of friends, though she'll never admit it - least of all to herself.[1]

Powers and Abilities

Power Rangers superpowers
After receiving their crystal coins, the teenagers have received the following superpowers:
Superhuman Strength
Their strength became beyond that of normal humans, easily breaking a washstand or crushing a smartphone with their bare hands.
Superhuman Durability
Their bodies became so hard that ordinary humans cannot physically harm them.
Superhuman Jumping
They can easily jump over a large abyss.
Superhuman Climbing
They can quickly climb on a steep cliff.

Yellow Ranger

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Yellow Ranger

Arsenal

  • Yellow Power Coin


Notes

  • This version of Trini is the first ever known LGBT Power Ranger. She's also the first LGBT superhero in a Hollywood movie.[2]

Portrayal

Behind the Scenes

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  • In the scene where they finally morph, Trini is seen wearing a shirt with the number "1973" printed on it. This is a likely reference to Thuy Trang, the actress who portrayed the original Trini Kwan, whose birth date was in the year 1973.
  • Trini's last name was confirmed as identical to the original when Patrick Sabongui revealed his role as Mr. Kwan, father of one of the Rangers. [3]


See also

References

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