After almost 30 years of existence, the saga of power Rangers on TV will feature his first LGBTQ ranger in Power Rangers Dino Fury. In the past decades ethnic diversity has been present throughout the franchise, but in the middle of 2021, representation of the LGBTQ community felt necessary, and for the first time, fans will have the most diverse rangers in television history.
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According to Comic Book, fragments of the new chapters of the show that have not reached the United States have begun to spread on social networks, and in these we can see that Izzy García, the green ranger, played by the New Zealand actress Tessa rao, is the first LGBTQ character in the Power Rangers series. It’s important to make this last clarification, because in the 2017 movie Power Rangers – 44%, the franchise featured the first LGBTQ ranger, Trini Kwan, played by Becky G ..
The medium reports that there is not enough information about the episode where the reveal is made, but there is a clip where we see Izzy take the hand of Fern, played by Jacqueline joe, which confirms that they have a love relationship. If you don’t have a problem with spoilers, you can watch the clip below:
One of the greatest moments in Power Rangers history # DinoFury #DinoFurySpoilers #LGBTQ pic.twitter.com/alL8ehFbYK
– Power Rangers Hype ⚡️ (@PowerRangersFun) September 7, 2021
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In the same way that in the past Power Rangers series were racially diverse long before movie and TV studios decided to take the issue seriously, so Power Rangers shows that it is one step ahead in LGBTQ representation when compared to other series. of superheroes from major companies, Marvel and DC Comics. Not long ago the Loki series – 96%, from Disney Plus, confirmed the protagonist’s bisexuality, but did so in a very subtle way, and in Power Rangers Dino Fury we can see the couple holding hands without any problem.
Before, the movie of power Rangers 2017 had put the yellow ranger as a lesbian, and that is something that neither the Marvel Cinematic Universe nor the DC Cinematic Universe have dared to do with their superheroes. In Avengers: Endgame – 95% of us saw an LGBTQ minor character, but their first gay superhero will appear on Eternals, almost five years after the premiere of power Rangers.
Simon Bennet, executive producer of Power Rangers Dino Fury, responded to some comments on Twitter about the new episode and its reveal, one of them said that it was only about marketing and that the LGBTQ community deserved better. He denied it but admitted that they were slow to take that step:
I assure you it was not a marketing tactic. And yes, we are late.
I assure you, it was no marketing ploy. And yes, we’ll overdue.
– Simon Bennett (@ Pookina1) September 7, 2021
Power Rangers in a successful franchise created by Haim saban, and based on the Japanese series Super sentaiby Toei Company. The first series in the United States was Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, which used scenes from Super sentai for battles and scenes in superhero costumes, while filming scenes with American actors to better connect with audiences.
LGBTQ representation has improved a lot in recent years, although it is still not a battle won and there is much to be achieved, it cannot be denied that there are significant advances. There are series on television that have explored LGBTQ relationships without holding back. After queerbaitings like those of Avatar: The Legend of Korra, we had notable works such as Steven Universe, Adventure Time, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power and The Owl House. In live-action series we have outstanding examples in Euphoria – 76%, Sense8 – 88% and With love, Víctor – 87%, just to name a few. The cinema has also given great productions with an LGBTQ theme in recent years, and with the advantage of no longer being carried out by heterosexual actors.
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