There’s a New Nonbinary Power Ranger and the Internet’s Collective Body Is Ready

There was nothing more queer to me growing up than the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I wanted to be some combination of the skirt-wearing Pink Ranger and the feisty Yellow Ranger. And, I over-identified with the now openly gay Blue Ranger, Billy. There was no shortage of queer icons to come out of the show, including gold-adorned witch Rita Repulsa, mega buff and naked Lord Zedd and clearly gay Ivan Ooze, villain of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, which featured the scantily clad gay icon Dulcea who, trivia moment, was supposed to be played by Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’s Mariska Hargitay, though that didn’t happen.

After setting that very queer foundation growing up, the ongoing series has introduced its first nonbinary character in its comic book series from Boom! Studios. A new series, Power Rangers Unlimited: The Death Ranger #1 has introduced The Omega Ranger, billed as a “mysterious and deadly Ranger whose unearthly secret might spell doom for everyone in the Morphin Grid…”

After Power Rangers fans began to lust after The Omega Ranger, they also began to accidentally misgender them. Jump in Paul Allor, the comic book’s writer, who righted these lusty wrongs and informed the internet that the Omega Ranger uses they/them pronouns. “The Death Ranger’s pronouns are they/them, as is the case with their entire race, but otherwise, yes, appropriate response,” Allor wrote on Twitter in response to a tweet saying that the OG poster would let the new ranger “breed me balls deep.”

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