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This article is about a/an ranger in Power Rangers (2017), existing in a different continuity than the TV series.
For the original TV version of this character, see Zack Taylor.
"It's happening!"
―Zack to the other Rangers during Power induction[src]

Zack Taylor is the Black Ranger of the Power Rangers.

Character History

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Personality

Zack is filled with bravado and swagger. He is tough and cool on the exterior but has many layers beyond his fearless appearance. Zack advertises everything about himself, except the truth, which makes him feel deeply inferior to all his peers.[1]

Zack struggles with the stress of his mother's illness, and he often camps out in the wilderness and decomissioned traincars near his home, deeply terrified of waking up to find his mother dead, and so tries to live life far from home. Despite this tendency to avoid home, he truly loves his mother, often speaking to her in Chinese, playing chess with her by her side, and doing everything he can to take care of her.

However, Zack's public image is anything but that of the dutiful son that he is. In his public life, Zack is cocky, rebellious, and eager for a life unlike his own. He is hyperactive, boisterous, and fun-loving.

He also has something of a combative side, as he and Jason come to blows when Zack nearly kills the team while test-driving the Mastodon Zord in the mountains. In the end, the two are in awe of Billy's first time morphing into a full Ranger.

Zack is unorthodox, creative, and perceptive. The latter trait is evidenced when he deduces Trini's sexual orientation despite the fact that she had told no one of it, showing his social intelligence.

Video game appearances

Power Rangers Legacy Wars

Legacy Wars Black Ranger 2017 Movie

The Black Ranger as seen in Power Rangers Legacy Wars.

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

Black Ranger

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Black Ranger

Arsenal

  • Black Power Coin: Zack's supernatural crystal, which is the source of his powers, and his ability to morph.

Zords

  • Black Mastodon Battle Zord: Zack's alien battle vehicle, very powerful, yet hard to control, with Zack only being able to control his Zord after gaining full access to his morphing capability.

Powers and Abilities

  • Power Ranger Physiology: After receiving his Black Ranger power coin, Zack gained following superpowers that possessed by Rangers in general:
    • Superhuman Strength: Jason's strength enhanced to Power Rangers-level superhuman level.
      • Superhuman Leaps: Zack's Power Rangers-level superhuman strength enable him to jump higher than any regular humans, shown when he leaped over a large abyss.
    • Superhuman Durability: Zack's bodily tissues are substantially enhanced by his power coin that he cannot be physically harmed by ordinary humans.
    • Superhuman Climbing: Zack's Power Rangers-level superhuman strength improved his grip that he now able to climb faster and better than regular humans, as he now able to scaling a steep cliff in mere seconds.
    • Morphing: Zack, upon acquiring superpowers bestowed by his power coin, capable of morph into his ranger form by forming a suit of powerful black armor around his body.
  • Skilled Combatant: Zack, following team training sessions with Zordon and Alpha 5 eventually became fairly skilled in alien martial arts, and thus managed to defeat many of Rita Repulsa's Putty troops.
  • Bilingual: Zack is fluent in American English as well as Mandarin Chinese. He presumably learned Mandarin from his mother, who like him, is of Chinese descent.

Notes

Portrayal

Behind the Scenes

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See Also

References

Black Rangers
Identities
ZackAdamCorcusCarlosDannyTommyWillDillonJakeChase
Adam (alternate continuity)Zack (2016 comic)Zack (alternate continuity)

Secondary Rangers
Phantom RangerMagna DefenderMikeJarrodBat Ranger
Zack PuttyPuttyZaneAbrahamOsamuPsycho BlackBison Shadow RangerEvil Black Overdrive Ranger
Mastodon Sentries

Power Sets
Black RangerBlack Aquitar RangerPhantom RangerBlack Space RangerMagna Defender
Black Wild Force RangerBlack Dino RangerBlack Overdrive RangerJungle Fury Bat Ranger
Ranger Operator Series BlackMegaforce Black RangerDino Charge Black Ranger
Black Ranger (1995 movie)Black Ranger (2017 movie)

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