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Dedication


How can I say this enough? Thank you to everyone that has kept up with all my books! You all are awesome! When I started adapting my fanfiction to these books, I was just doing it in order to introduce the Power Rangers to a new generation and to also help reluctant young readers to find a new love for reading. But I have found out that with each new book there is resounding success! Thank you all so much!




Author's Note


Power Rangers Dino Thunder and all related characters belong to Saban Brands. No infringement is intended. For the purposes of this story, assume "Day of the Dino"

took place in September 2004 (as the premier suggests, it takes place at the beginning of a school year, and it doesn't seem to step on Ninja Storm's toes)

, so this story takes place in June 2004, roughly three months earlier.




Chapter One


The black jeep drove over the rough terrain carefully, weaving around branches torn from the surrounding trees by the strong winds. Through the windshield, the worn road stretched on into the distance, heading further and further away from civilization.

The passenger sighed grumpily, pointedly glancing at his wristwatch. "You know, for a former racer, you sure drive slow, Tommy."

Tommy smirked. "I do have some very delicate equipment in the back that works best when it's not

banged around. Plus, I'd like to think I'm getting less reckless in my old age."

That comment won a snort from the teen. "Yeah, right! This coming from the Ranger who refuses to retire?"

"What can I say? Trouble has a way of finding me." He then spared his young friend a wry glance. "And who are you to talk? I can see

your morpher under your sleeve, Justin."

The junior Ranger shrugged, rolling up the sleeve of his flannel jacket to reveal the small wrist unit that had been in his care for seven years. Even after all that time, a proud grin still formed whenever he reflected on the device that had reshaped his life. "It pays to be prepared... you taught me that. There's always some space-faring maniac attacking the west coast." He then smiled widely. "Besides, you never know when an elite Blue Ranger will collect all previous Blue Rangers for some super-secret mission to save the galaxy!"

Tommy's laugh filled the jeep as it pulled up in front of a secluded ranch just on the edge of the imposing forest. "Here we are."

Justin released a low whistle as he unbuckled his seatbelt and hopped out of the truck. "Jeez... since when did you hate civilization so much? You're miles away from the nearest Starbucks!"

Tommy reached into the back, pulling out a cardboard box. "I've always liked my solitude. Even before I became a Ranger I spent many of my school breaks at my uncle's cabin." He then shrugged. "Besides, if Mesogog does track me down, the last thing I want is for some innocent neighbor to get sucked into my world."

It was a sobering thought, and it made Justin's cheerful grin fall. "This isn't fair, Tommy. You've done more than your share of world-saving. You've been at it for twelve years straight."

Tommy shook his head as he settled the box into Justin's arms. "Only the first few were full-time. Occasionally I go on an adventure, and I keep myself available if a new threat pops up." He reached into the car again, and retrieved another large box. "Someone has to do it. Zordon isn't around any longer to keep up the watch."

Jeez, Tommy... you sure know how to depress someone.

Justin sighed softly, and followed Tommy into the rustic house without another word on the subject.

The pair ascended the stairs and entered the foyer. The house was still in disarray, moving boxes piled in the unfurnished dining room, books scattered on just about every flat surface, and unopened mail covering the kitchen counter.

The only room that had any evidence that a person actually lived there was the den, with a small television, worn couch, a mantel over the fireplace with several pictures in frames, and one large document mounted on the wall.

Justin chuckled softly. "So this is the brand-new Ph.D. Man, I knew I wouldn't believe it until I saw it. Now I see it and I still

don't believe it!"

"That's what Jason said," Tommy replied with an amused grin. "And David. And my parents."

The pair passed the den and walked through the hallway, where Tommy paused in front of a model of a dinosaur skeleton. Justin smirked as a secret door pulled open, revealing a dark cave beneath the house.

"You should have a firehouse pole installed, so you can just slide down into your lair," he teased, following his former leader into the cave.

"Enough 'Batman' jokes," Tommy sighed. "Thanks to Hayley, I've heard them all."

"And how is our senior computer whiz doing on the 'project'?"

"Why don't you ask her?" Tommy answered, as they entered the subterranean laboratory. Seated at an obscenely complex console, perusing several computerized blueprints, sat the studious redhead in question.

"Hey Hayley," Justin greeted. "How're the morphers coming? Was Mrs. Rawlings any help?"

"Angela had some terrific designs for weapons and equipment, but when it came to the morphers themselves, Lightspeed was a dead end," the genius sighed, stretching her arms wearily. "Lightspeed designed their power source themselves, so their morphers aren't very versatile. We're trying to channel the ancient power of the Dino Gems, combining magical energies and dinosaur bio-signatures with human DNA. Finding schematics for a compatible morpher has proven to be a real pain in the rear."

Tommy's face tightened. "But we found an alternative."

The two graduates traded a meaningful glance, leaving Justin completely in the dark. "Care to clue me in, guys? I know I've been out of the loop the past few months... college does cut down my free time, you know... but I'm here now. Maybe I can lend my neurons to this brain trust?"

Tommy leaned against another console. "It turns out creating morphers is a lot harder than we anticipated. Each set of morphers had unique characteristics to channel the power source chosen for that team. I've gotten in contact with as many Ranger mentors as possible, but so far none of the schematics sent to us will work with the Dino Gems. We need to use a morpher design that actually uses crystals as the power source."

Justin narrowed his eyes, skimming through his memory of Ranger history. "Didn't the Wild Force team use crystals?"

"They did have crystals of their Wild Zords, but even if their morphers were compatible with the Dino Gems, we have no way of getting the schematics," Hayley explained. "The team disbanded immediately after the defeat of Master Org, and the Rangers no longer have access to their morphers. With their mentor in a magical hibernation, we can't get any information from her, either. We can't find out a thing about the source of their power, or how they channeled it."

"Then, what about the Zeo Crystal?"

"That's the 'alternative' we came up with," Tommy revealed, "but with Zordon gone and the Turbo Chamber wrecked by Divatox, there's no record of how the Zeonizers were originally designed. Our only option was to work backwards."

Justin frowned in puzzlement, until he turned again toward the large computer screen. Peering over Hayley's shoulder, he recognized what he saw.

"The Zeonizer schematics," he murmured. "How'd you pull that off?"

Tommy sighed. "We didn't have the designs, but we did have a working model to disassemble."

Comprehension dawned, and Justin stared incredulously at his former leader. "You... disassembled

the Red Zeonizers?"

"No, I did," Hayley corrected. "Tommy's a paleontologist; he wouldn't have a clue what to do with a device as sophisticated as a morpher."

"But now you're powerless, Tommy!" Justin pointed out. "If Mesogog does track you down, you'll have no way to protect yourself!"

"That's why we need the Dino Gems. They have the power to stop Mesogog once and for all." He ran his fingers through his short hair. "Besides, the plan is to reassemble the Zeonizers once we have the Dino Morphers running."

He then leaned over Hayley's other shoulder. "How's it coming?"

"Fairly well, actually," she reported. "I think we'll be ready for the matrix design soon."

Justin grinned. "Cool, so I got here at the fun part! Time to design the costumes!"

"Let's start with color assignments," Hayley suggested. "The Dino Gems are colorless until an attribute is given to them. You have three choices."

Both looked to Tommy expectantly. After all, he was the decision-maker. He was the one who assembled this makeshift development team. He had the brainstorm to use Dr. Mercer's extensive research for the protection of mankind, and that guided him for the past two years.

But Tommy didn't have an immediate answer.

"Let's shelf that for tonight. We can program basic costume design without choosing colors anyway."

Chapter Two


The trio worked long into the night, laying out a preliminary design for costumes, as well as identifying individual abilities that were preserved in the gems, that reflected the three dinosaurs to which they were attuned.

They had just completed the Tyrannosaurus morpher for testing when a loud yawn escaped from their youngest member.

Justin blushed. "Sorry... jet lag, I guess. Body's still on Boston time."

Hayley smiled. "And I thought college students were up to all hours of the night partying."

The young man in blue chuckled, sitting up and rubbing some clarity back into his eyes. "Last time I checked, M.I.T. wasn't a party school."

"We should all get some sleep," Tommy decided, turning to his watch. "It's passed three, and you're still recovering from final exams."

The teen pouted. "But we're ready for testing! We can call it quits after."

"We're dealing with powerful, potentially dangerous energy here," Tommy noted. "We should take every precaution, and that includes making sure we're fully alert before we activate that morpher."

Justin blinked, trying to focus on his former leader's face. "'Precaution'? Wow, Tommy, grad-school sure has changed you."

"Among other things," Tommy murmured. He looked up, noticing his friends' curious expressions. Okay, thinking out loud... definitely time to turn in.



"Get moving, kid," Tommy instructed, "You can crash on the couch."

Justin new better than to argue with the "leader voice," and dragged himself toward the stone staircase.

"It's been fun, Tommy," Hayley spoke, pulling on her jacket. "No better way to spend a Saturday night than replicating alien engineering."

Tommy grinned, knowing full well that there wasn't any sarcasm in Hayley's comment. The techno-whiz loved information in all its forms, and being privy to alien technology was a treat she couldn't resist.

"It's really late, Hayley," Tommy noted. "Can I drive you home?"

She smirked, shaking her head. "Forever the knight in shining armor? Don't worry, I'm a big girl. And Reefside isn't exactly downtown Los Angeles. I'll be fine."

Tommy accepted her reasoning, leading her to the front door. "So we'll pick up tomorrow morning?"

"I'll be here," she replied. "But tomorrow we should definitely settle on the team's color scheme. The color scheme balances the team, and complementing colors help the team unify their strength with combination attacks."

"I'll put some thought into it," he assured her. "Good night."

Tommy waited on the porch until Hayley had settled into her car and vanished down the lonely road back toward the populated parts of Reefside. Then, he stepped back into his house, closing the door behind him.

Justin was already out like a light, sprawled out on the couch without even bothering to take off his worn sneakers. Tommy looked down, watching one of his more memorable teammates sleep soundly.

Wow, has he grown

. I've seen him a few times over the past couple months, but it's really something else. He's almost as tall as I am. He's not a kid anymore.



Far from it. He was excelling at the most prestigious engineering school in the nation. He was one of the brightest minds to cross Tommy's path since the legendary Billy Cranston himself. Considering the brilliant scholars Tommy had worked with in his post-graduate studies, as well as the geniuses behind many of the more recent Ranger teams, that was quite a statement.

His help had been critical when Tommy began this project. No one was as familiar with the Turbo Chamber's technology as Justin Stewart, and the brilliant youth was able to replicate many of the scanning systems that were so essential in the fight against Divatox. The simple fact that he'd been willing to help out, balancing a heavy workload at school as well as an internship, gave testimony to his maturity.

Tommy laid a blanket over Justin's sleeping form, and then retreated to his bedroom.

Like most of the house, the bedroom had yet to be properly settled. Which made sense, considering Tommy's full attention had been invested into setting up his subterranean research laboratory since he signed the final papers for the property. The simplicity of the room meant the less he needed to keep track of. A bed, a dresser, and a clock. Everything he needed.

He readied himself for bed efficiently, and climbed into the cool sheets. But despite his exhaustion, he couldn't fall asleep. His mind couldn't relax so long as there was a problem to solve.

What colors should he choose?

His initial response was automatic: Green, White, and Red. They were the colors he was most familiar with, the colors that were closest to his heart. But it would be outright obnoxious for him to continue his personal legacy with the entire Dino Thunder team, and even though that was never his intention, it certainly would've appeared that way to others.

Besides, that wouldn't make a balanced team. This isn't my team. This team will be the defenders of the planet.



So, he was back to square one. Almost.

Every team has a Red Ranger, and I've had the privilege of working with almost every one of them. They really represent the strength and determination of the Ranger team. Plus, there's no better color for the Tyrannosaurus.



The thought made him smile.

Now, the Triceratops.



He shook his head, realizing there was really only one option.

Blue. For Justin, and all the work he put into this project. And for Billy, the first Triceratops Ranger. Wow, this is easier than I thought it would be.



That left one more Dino Gem: the Pterodactyl.

Pink. It should

be Pink.



It was a fitting tribute to two of the dearest women in his life. Both were willing, able, compassionate Rangers. Both dedicated years of service that deserved to be remembered.

Both eventually left him, in pursuit of their own happiness. Kimberly left to Florida, and soon after had unilaterally ended their relationship. Explanations had been given and apologies had been offered, but the distance between them could never be completely bridged.

And then Katherine had left for an even further destination, with no promise to return.

He sighed in the darkness, sitting up on his bed and rubbing the bridge of his nose. "You know Oliver, for a man with a terrible memory, you're really good at picking at old wounds."

He tried to force his thoughts off the subject, but his rebellious mind wouldn't let him. When he closed his eyes, he could see her smiling at him, soft blue eyes framed by glasses and locks of silver hair, their brilliance not dimmed in the least by her age. That vision of the future, carved indelibly into his heart.

"And to think, this whole Dino Thunder project, the Red Ranger mission, even restoring the Zeonizers... it all

started with that dream."

It was nearly eight years ago, right after he and the other Zeo Rangers had celebrated the various December holidays. He'd recounted the misadventure with a young child, who turned out to be his grandson. He'd been old and happy, married to Katherine, and living the twilight of his life in peace.

At first, the dream had scared him. He'd only officially been dating Katherine for a few weeks... far

too soon to be thinking about marriage! And he couldn't just shrug it off as an overactive imagination. It felt so real, and his last vivid dream helped him find David, the brother he never knew he had.

But as the months passed, he began to take solace in the dream. If it was more than some unconscious wish, then it was almost a guarantee. He'd marry Katherine, and together they'd live happily ever after. He'd grown to love his beautiful, caring teammate, and the promise of a family was heartwarming. They'd live at least long enough to see their grandsons grow to maturity. He would be a proud, healthy, content patriarch.

What more could any man want?

Only, the more Tommy thought about it, the more he realized that it was almost perfect. One tiny element, almost insignificant in the dream, began to concern him.

His grandson would be a Power Ranger.

The first emotion that evoked was pride, knowing that his legacy would be carried on by his bloodline. But what kind of legacy was it truly? Was it something he wanted his family to carry generation after generation?

The most memorable years of his youth had been spent living a double life, balancing mundane teenage responsibilities with the weight of the entire world. Thanks to the Green Coin, he'd met his first love and his best friend, and he'd learned how much difference one man could make. With the White Coin, he discovered his true strength, the weight of leadership, and that the mistakes of his past didn't have to scar him for life. The Red Zeonizers brought new challenges, new responsibilities, a better understanding of his past, and the true power of teamwork. And finally, his experiences with the Red Turbo Morpher taught flexibility, maturity, and the satisfaction of being a mentor.

But the dangers couldn't be glossed over. He'd almost died on numerous occasions. He'd almost killed Jason in Rita's Dark Dimension, and later Katherine in Prince Gasket's stadium. He watched Kimberly wither away as Lord Zedd drained her powers. He bid Billy farewell as the original Blue Ranger left Earth for treatment to save his life, after absorbing the negative protons that hastened the aging process exponentially. And that didn't even take into account all the times someone close to the Rangers had been put in danger. The original team's parents, held hostage by Rita. Kimberly's cousin Kelly and uncle Steve. Trini's cousin Silvia, uncle Howard, and neighbor Haley. Rocky's uncle Joe. Tommy's own brother.

He'd come so close to failure on so many occasions. Only a hair's breadth separated victory and defeat time and again. If even one of those battles had gone the slightest bit differently, mankind could've been enslaved, or even wiped out of existence.

Was that the kind of burden he wanted his grandson to bear? Could he possibly spare the next generation?

He found his answer on the day of the Countdown, when the blue skies of Angel Grove were darkened with countless Velocifighters and the shadow of Astronema's Dark Fortress.

It wasn't that he didn't have faith in the existing Ranger team. He knew they were capable fighters; he'd even chosen T.J. personally. But he recognized a role he could play. He saw that the Rangers could use help. And even though evil had been beaten for the time being, he knew better than to assume the battle was over for good.

So he found Andros, and the pair of hardened warriors formed an alliance. The next time evil would strike Earth, they'd be ready for it.

That decision had molded the rest of Tommy's life. He wouldn't rest until the Earth was truly free from alien threats. He wanted to leave his children and grandchildren a world in which they could live normal, peaceful lives, without the threat of annihilation hovering over their heads.

Unfortunately, Kat couldn't see his point of view.

"Tommy, can't you see? There will always

be evil in this universe. Even Zordon couldn't stop it all, and he sacrificed every ounce of his power and even his life! How much are you going to sacrifice?"



He'd anticipated her support. Just like when she fought beside him as the Pink Ranger, her absolute faith and trust augmenting his own strength and determination. He expected her to be his foundation, a steady pillar to lean on in his struggles. He expected her to wait for him.

"I can't do this anymore. I can't keep watching you disappear on some mission, staring at the phone and dreading what message might come. Do you have any

idea what I went through after that island exploded, and you barely got away? Or when you fought Serpentera and the Machines on the moon? Jason has settled down, T.J. has settled down... even Andros has retired! But you will never leave the Morpher behind. Never."



He'd denied her accusation, of course, but it was hard to back up his promises. Actions spoke louder than words, after all.

"I'm not trying to force more promises out of you. I just can't stand by and watch you risk your life constantly. I... have to go back to Australia for a while. I don't know when I'll be back, so I'm not asking you to wait for me."



And that had been that. Not quite a breakup, but at the very least an indefinite pause in their relationship. She'd been out of his life for over half a year.

Not like he'd tried to change her mind. Instead, he'd buried himself deeper into his work, striving tirelessly to harness the power of the Dino Gems, and create a fighting force capable of protecting the planet. Busy minds had little time to feel loneliness or loss, but idle minds could drown in their sorrow.

Enough of this. I have a big day ahead of me.



Resolved not to wallow in self-pity all night long, Dr. Oliver climbed out of bed, grabbed a bottle of medication from his dresser drawer, and swallowed two blue pills.

Twenty minutes later he slept, but even his dreams were haunted by those blue eyes.

Chapter Three


Four hours later, Tommy stood in his subterranean laboratory, one hand holding a steaming mug of sludge-like coffee, the other rubbing the back of his neck. His eyes were bloodshot with dark circles, but nonetheless they were fully alert.

The sadness was gone. The loneliness was gone. All that was left was the determined scientist, the man who carried the world on his shoulders.

"We're ready for the colors," Hayley reported, typing a series of code into the computer. "Have you decided, Tommy?"

He nodded. "First, the Tyrannosaurus. It'll be Red."

"Red it is," Hayley responded, entering the command.

"The Triceratops," he glanced to Justin, who watched him with awe in his eyes. "Blue."

The Blue Turbo Ranger gave his former leader, trusted friend, personal hero, honorary big brother, and mentor a thrilled smile, which Tommy immediately returned.

"That leaves one more," Hayley spoke, "The Pterodactyl."

It should be Pink, but what would it feel like working with another Pink Ranger? It's not the same uniform, not even close... but even still, I'll think of her every time I see that costume. It's not wrong to spare myself from that... is it?



His voice carried no hint of indecision as he made his choice. "Yellow."

Hayley keyed in the command, heedless to the weight of that decision. But it didn't get past Justin. The young man's smile quickly fell, and his questioning gaze sought Tommy's.

Tommy refused to give anything away.

After another half-hour of programming, Hayley tapped the final Enter key with a flourish. "All done!"

A hologram coalesced a few feet away, drawing everyone's attention. Three forms materialized, each one standing tall and proud, ready to carry on the legacy.

"Presenting, the Dino Thunder Power Rangers!"

Tommy looked at each costume in turn, and nodded his final approval.


Character Thesaurus



Dino Rangers


After uncovering the Dino Gems, Tommy forms a new team of Power Rangers to use a fusion of Dinosaur DNA and Technology to fight against the evil forces of Mesogog, and stop them from returning the Earth to the era of the Dinosaurs.











At the Cyberspace, the Rangers hang out in their spare time. Inside the Dino Lab, located under Tommy's house, they get ready for battle against evil.




Conner - Red Dino Ranger, Triassic Dino Ranger





Full Name:

Conner McKnight
Ranger Designation:

Red Dino Ranger, Triassic Dino Ranger
Weapons:

Thundermax Saber, Tyranno Staff, Shield of Triumph
Gear:

Dino Morpher, Triassic Morpher, Raptor Rider, Raptor Cycle
Zords:

Tyrannozord, Mezodon Rover, Cephalazord, Dimetrozord, Parasaurzord, Ankylozord

Conner is the star of the Reefside High soccer team. When he first becomes the Red Ranger, he only thinks about himself, but he soon realized the value of being there for others. Conner's Dino Gem gives him the ability of super speed and the Tyrannozord to fight on his side.

Once Conner is able to believe in himself, others are able to as well. With power of all five Dino Gems, he uses the Shield of Triumph to become the Triassic Ranger, and command the Mezodon Rover. After realizing his passion for protecting others, Conner is able to discover his true potential by unlocking the Battlizer.

Conner used up the remainder of his Dino Gem energy in the final battle against Mesogog. He later goes on to start his own soccer camp. In 20 years, he will have become famous for his soccer camps all over the country.

At his one year High School reunion, Conner is brought to the future by Broodwing where he, Ethan, and Kira meet up with the S.P.D. Rangers. Though their battles are legendary, they must prove to Commander Cruger and the other S.P.D. Rangers their true courage. Conner took a liking to Syd, but she wasn't very receptive.




Ethan - Blue Dino Ranger





Full Name:

Ethan James
Ranger Designation:

Blue Dino Zord
Weapons:

Thundermax Saber, Tricera Shield
Gear:

Dino Morpher, Raptor Rider, Raptor Cycle, Hovercraft Cycle
Zords:

Tricerazord

Ethan is intrigued when he finds his Dino Gem. After realizing what's at stake, he glady becomes the Blue Ranger. Ethan uses the Tricera Armor to protect his skin and increase his stregnth and calls upon the mighty Tricerazord in the fight against evil. As a champion gamer, Ethan loves to play video games and surf the web. So much that he often becomes distracted, but after being zapped into a video game, Tommy reminds him that being a Ranger isn't a game. He learns that he must be prepared for anything.

Ethan used up the remainder of his Dino Gem energy in the final battle against Mesogog. He later goes on to attend classes at Reefside Tech. In 20 years, he will have become well known for writing software programs for various companies including S.P.D.

At his one year High School reunion, Ethan is brought to the future by Broodwing where he, Conner, and Kira meet up with the S.P.D. Rangers. Though their battles are legendary, they must prove to Commander Cruger and the other S.P.D. Rangers their true courage. Ethan is highly impressed by S.P.D. technology.




Kira - Yellow Dino Ranger





Full Name:

Kira Ford
Ranger Designation:

Yellow Dino Ranger
Weapons:

Thundermax Saber, Ptera Grips
Gear:

Dino Morpher, Raptor Rider, Raptor Cycle
Zords:

Pterazord

As a lone musician, Kira is best able to express herself in her music. She doesn't want anything to do with the Dino Gems at first, because it's just too weird for her, but when Dr. Oliver recruits her as the Yellow Ranger, she decides to put aside her fears. She uses the Ptera Scream to stop evil in their tracks, and pilots the powerful Pterazord. Kira learns to look beyond people's stereotypes, and realize that despite their flaws, that they can be friends.

Kira used up the remainder of her Dino Gem energy in the final battle against Mesogog. She later moves to New York to try and get a recording contract. In 20 years, she will have become a huge singing sensation.

At her one year High School reunion, Kira is brought to the future by Broodwing where she, Conner, and Ethan meet up with the S.P.D. Rangers. Though their battles are legendary, they must prove to Commander Cruger and the other S.P.D. Rangers their true courage. Kira finds that she was an inspiration for Syd to follow in her footsteps.




Tommy - Black Dino Ranger





Full Name:

Tommy Oliver
Ranger Designation:

Black Dino Ranger
Weapons:

Brachio Staff
Gear:

Brachio Morpher, Raptor Rider, Dino ATV
Zords:

Brachiozord, Dimetrozord, Parasaurzord, Ankylozord, Stegazord

Tommy has a long history as a Power Ranger. Originally the Green Power Ranger, he is forced to fight for evil. Fortunately, the spell is broken and he redeems himself as he later becomes the White Power Ranger. Tommy completes his destiny by becoming the Red Zeo Ranger, and later becoming the Red Turbo Ranger before passing on his powers to TJ.

Now as a mild mannered science teacher, Tommy recruits three of his students, chosen by the Dino Gems; to become the next generation of Power Rangers. Tommy joins the team by becoming the Black Ranger to combat evil. He has the power of invisibility and the Brachiozord to assist him in the fight.

During a near death experience, Tommy must battle his former selves as the Green Power Ranger, the White Power Ranger, and the Red Zeo Ranger; in a dream where he is forced to fight for his life. Tommy is able to prove once and for all that his will to live is stronger than any Ranger power.

Tommy used up the remainder of his Dino Gem energy in the final battle against Mesogog. He later goes on to continue teaching and plans to live the quiet life. In 20 years, S.P.D. cadets will have read all about him at the Academy.





Tommy meets the embodiment of his past Ranger forms in a dream. From left to right: MMPR White Ranger, MMPR Green Ranger, and Red Zeo Ranger 5.




Trent - White Dino Ranger





Full Name:

Trent Fernadez
Ranger Designation:

White Dino Ranger
Weapons:

Drago Sword
Gear:

Drago Morpher, Dino ATV
Zords:

Dragozord, Stegazord



After the evil of his Dino Gem is destroyed, Trent joins the other Power Rangers. However, he promises to keep his father's secret as Mesogog, while Anton finds a way to return himself to normal. Trent finds himself battling his past when he must face an evil clone of the White Ranger. There is a power struggle within the Morphing Grid of who will survive as the White Ranger. Trent overcomes his dark past and defeats the evil White Ranger clone once and for all.

When the other Rangers find out that Trent is keeping Anton's secret as Mesogog, they become enraged. He comes clean with them and must prove to them his loyalty to the team. He helps the other Rangers infiltrate the Island Fortress to take down Mesogog. Meanwhile, Trent stands up to Mesogog and rescues his father from his clutches.

Trent used up the remainder of his Dino Gem energy in the final battle against Mesogog. He later goes on to attend art school. Backed by his father Anton Mercer and famous comic book artist Carson Daily, Trent may have a future in drawing comics.




Mentors and Allies to the Dino Rangers


Hayley





The Dino Rangers look to Hayley for technical support in the Dino Lab. She went to college where she met Tommy, and is a graduate of MIT. She designed the Dino Morphers and a great deal of the other weapons; including the Raptor Cycles. Hayley also runs the Cyberspace cafe, with the assistence of Trent.




Cassidy Cornell





Cassidy seems like a self-centered spoiled brat, but people soon realize that there is a lot more to her than they first thought. When her and Ethan started spending time together after getting setup over the internet, Kira helps make her dream come true of becoming a reporter. However, Cassidy finally learns that her friends are more important.




Devin





Devin is Cassidy's lacky, and her cameraman. He will do just about anything for her. While Devin is very shy and a little slow at times, he has a heart of gold. Devin will always be there for Cassidy, but always tries to get her to do the right thing.




Anton Mercer





Anton Mercer was Tommy's parter in his experiments, but after Mesogog destroyed their lab, he disapeared. Alive and well, Anton appeared in Reefside as the father of Trent, who he has taken into his own care after Trent's parents died in a cave in, while they were on an exbidition. Anton Mercer now hides the secret of his alter ego Mesogog, brought about when he was on the verge of a scientific breakthrough. Unfortunately, as it was untested, the experiment went wrong. Anton works desperately to undo what happened to him, but Mesogog finds a way to seperate Anton from himself.




Mr. Cormier





When Cassidy wants a job as a reporter, she goes to Mr. Cormier. When he pesters him enough, he gives her a job that he knows she can't handle to get rid of her. But when Mr. Cormier is in a bind, he is forced to give Cassidy a job.




Power Rangers Ninja Storm





When Lothor returns from the Abyss of Evil, he uses a spell to turn Shane, Tori, and Dustin evil. Once Cam, Hunter, and Blake come to their rescue, the Power Rangers Ninja Storm must join up with the Dino Rangers to foil Mesogog and Lothor's evil scheme.




Marah and Kapri





Marah and Kapri pretend to join Lothor in order to be spared, but when Lothor's plan fails, they use this oppurtunity to release the captured Ninja Students.




Sensei





Sensei is captured by Lothor, but rescued by Marah and Kapri. He comes to Cam, Hunter, and Blake's rescue when they nearly fall into the Abyss of Evil.




Villains of the Dino Rangers


Mesogog





When Anton Mercer is on the verge of a scientific breakthrough, he accidently transforms himself into Mesogog. Mesogog wants to bring the planet back to the glorious era of the dinosaurs, and he will do anything to achieve his goal, and will not let anyone stand in his way. Not even his alter ego, Anton Mercer is able to stop him. Mesogog is finally able to discard himself of Mercer by seperating the new. Once Mesogog gets his hands on the Dino Gems, he absorbs some of their power allowing him to evolve. He is destroyed when the Rangers combine their Dino Powers to stop him.






Zeltrax





Zeltrax is a cyborg created by Mesogog, and had vowed alliegence to him. He was formerly known as Terrance Smith, but when he got turned down for a job given to Tommy, he becomes determined to win Anton Mercer's approval. In his anticipation, he is badly injured during an experiement, when there's an explosion. Mesogog finds and rebuilds him as Zeltrax.





After pledging an alliance to his master, he Zeltrax was destroyed by Dr. Oliver. Fortunately for him, he was able to survive with the help of the Tree of Life, which gave him the ability to transform into an advanced form. Since Zeltrax refuses to stop his efforts for ultimate revenge, the Power Rangers are forced to destroy him.






Elsa/Principal Randall





Elsa is a determined cyborg, who is loyal and will do anything to please her master. Little is known about her history, but she seems to hold a secret crush on the Black Ranger.





As Principal Randall, she is the principal of Reefside High School. She believes making the high school experience as miserable as possible. Principal Randall is a little suspicious of why Dr. Oliver is working as a science teacher at Reefside. She enjoys prowling the grounds and looking for students to send to detention. Meanwhile, she tries to use her secret identity to complete her true mission for Mesogog.





Shortly after Elsa fails her mission as Randall and her identity is discovered, Mesogog drains the powers he gave her, which returns her to the woman she once was. Elsa volunteers to tell the Rangers everything she knows, but Zeltrax kidnaps her and holds her for ransom. After the Power Rangers come to her rescue, she goes back to being the principal of Reefside High and is revealed to have been a close personal friend of Anton Mercer.




Evil White Ranger





When the evil energy that makes Trent evil is destroyed, Zeltrax creates the Evil White Ranger clone, a souless warrior with no trace of Trent. The Evil White Ranger fights alongside the others in Mesogog's army. The Evil White Ranger is finally destroyed in a one on one battle between himself and the real White Ranger.




Tyrannodrones





A mixture of dinosaur dna and technology, the Tyrannodrones were created as an experiment by Tommy and Anton, but are now used as Mesogog's grunt army.




Triptoids





When the Triptoids get sucked out of a video game, Zeltrax recruits them for Mesogog's army.




Lothor





When Lothor escapes from the Abyss of Evil, he uses his own Power Discs to put Shane, Tori, and Dustin under his spell. Unfortunately his plan fails, and he forms an alliance with Mesogog in order to defeat the Ninja Storm and Dino Thunder Rangers. When Lothor fails to deliver on destroying the Power Rangers, Mesogog finally takes him down for good. Mesogog imprisons him in a jar with his mental powers.




Zurgane





Zurgane guards the Samurai Amulet in the Abyss of Evil until Cam, Hunter, and Blake get a hold of it. He leads the troops out to the Abyss of Evil for Mesogog and Lothor. Mesogog comments on what a good general he is. Zurgane is destroyed again by the Thunder Rangers and the Black Ranger.




Lothor's Bodyguards





When Lothor returns from the Abyss of Evil, he brings with him these two warriors. They don't speak much, but they fight like the dickens. It seems like these two warriors were famous in Japan at one time, considering they have characters based upon them in the Japanese TV show based on the adventures of the Power Rangers. The two warriors help Lothor attack the Wind Ninja Academy and capture the Ninja students. They are also called upon again to fight at the Abyss of Evil with the remainder of Mesogog and Lothor's forces; against the Ninja Rangers and Dino Rangers. They are finally defeated by both the Red Wind Ranger and Triassic Ranger's Battlizers.






About the Author




Heather Ray lives in Logansport, Indiana where she enjoys spending time with family and friends. In her spare time when she isn't reading, writing, going to school at the local college of Ivy Tech Community College or working on various art projects, she enjoys swimming and playing basketball with the Special Olympics, watching movies with her god daughter, Lucy, (who happens to be the reason why Heather decided to transfer the fanfiction that she originally wrote this and other book series' into books!)

, acting with the local theater troupe in her hometown, singing, and working on her voice over work.

Her favorite book series includes The House of Night, Peter and the Starcatchers, Daughters of the Moon, The Nick Chronicles

(among other Dark Hunters books!)

, the Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings Book Series, the Harry Potter series, the Sookie Stackhouse series

, and she is also a bit of a comics 'nerd'

with her love for X-Men, Batman, Avengers,

just to name a few of her favorite comics. She also enjoys reading several mangas which include Chobits, Ceres Celestial Legend, Vampire Knight,

and Sailor Moon

!

Not only does she enjoy reading, as is stated above, she also loves watching movies and various TV Shows. Her favorite TV Shows include True Blood, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel

, all the seasons of Power Rangers, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Doctor Who

and Once Upon a Time

. Her favorite movies include all the Star Wars

movies, all the Star Trek

movies, the Lord of the Rings

trilogy (she is really looking forward to see The Hobbit

soon!)

, all the Marvel Comics

movies, the Chronicles of Narnia

movies and all the Harry Potter

movies! She also enjoys several animes including Chobits, Ceres Celestial Legend, Rosario Vampire, Vampire Knight,

and her favorite: Sailor Moon

(she is a bit obsessed with Sailor Moon what with not only enjoying the anime but also the live action series from Japan, and the musical series: Sera Myu

! She also cannot wait for the new anime series of Sailor Moon that is due out in a year!)



When she isn't at home writing or spending time with her friends and family, Heather can be found going around her home town (where she picked up a lot of her ideas for these books)

or at her local library, picking up new ideas for her next book!








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Publication Date: 09-08-2012

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