This “What if Hero in That Universe” meme originally belongs to MagicalKeyPizzaDan and is dedicated to all of my friends, fellow artists, fans, and brethren who adore Sesshoumaru, Inuyasha, Ayame, Shuran, Hakkaku, Ginta, Shunran, and anything that has to do with Inuyasha and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Sit back, relax, and revel in how The Splendid Seven consisting of Sesshoumaru, Shuran, Inuyasha, Hakkaku, Ginta, Ayame, and Shunran can adapt into Angel Grove as The Power Rangers or more appropriately The Inurangers.
Well, folks, we not only have five, not six, but seven powerful teenage yokai warriors who are going to save Tokyo, Angel Grove, and the world as the Inurangers. Looks like Rita Repulsa, Goldar, Finster, Baboo, Squatt, Scorpina, and Lord Zedd better gird their loins if they ever think about defeating The Mighty Morphin Inurangers consisting of Inuyasha the red ranger leader, Sesshoumaru the white ranger combat specialist, Ayame the yellow ranger action girl, Shuran the green ranger big guy, Hakkaku the black ranger funnyman, Ginta the blue ranger charmer, and Shunran the pink ranger girly girl. So, they better watch out because the Inurangers are on the prowl.
If you know the theme tune to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, you might end up enjoying singing this rendition focusing on the seven Inurangers. Sing it with me, now, to the tune of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers theme song, as the opening credits roll.
Go go, Inurangers!
Go go, Inurangers!
Go go, Inurangers. You Mighty Morphin Inurangers!
Go go, Inurangers!
Go go, Inurangers!
Go go, Inurangers. You Mighty Morphin Inurangers!
Zordon: Inurangers, Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa have unleashed a Godzilla-like hybrid performing a transatlantic terror attack on Tokyo and Angel Grove. You know what do.
Inuyasha: Yeah. It’s Morphin Time!
(Sesshoumaru, Inuyasha, Ayame, Shuran, Hakkaku, Ginta, and Shunran prepare their power morphers. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers sign flashes as the seven warriors sound off.)
Shuran: Dragon Zord!
Ayame: Sabertooth Tiger!
Sesshoumaru: Tiger Zord!
(Camera zooms in on Inuyasha. Inuyasha is transformed into his red ranger outfit. All seven warriors are in their respective power ranger outfits, with Shuran in green, Hakkaku in black, Shunran in pink, Ginta in blue, Ayame in yellow, Sesshoumaru in white, and Inuyasha, of course, in red. After the transformation, they do some backflips and somersaults, springing into action.)
Inuyasha: Ah! Yah!
Sesshoumaru, Shuran, Inuyasha, Hakkaku, Ginta, Ayame, and Shunran (in unison): Inurangers!
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I have been on a major Mighty Morphin Power Rangers bender ever since I did my lookback on the rather disappointing yet relatively entertaining Christmas episode “I’m Dreaming of a White Ranger”. As a result, I have been revisiting this series to the point where I formulated this idea. What if The Splendid Seven relocated to Angel Grove to become a new generation of Power Rangers?
Imagine traveling back to the year 2000 aka the new millennium. There are seven teenagers ranging from 13 to 19 years old who end up being exchange students from Tokyo, Japan finding themselves in Angel Grove, California. However, these are no ordinary teenagers, for they are seven young yokai warriors consisting of two dog yokai gentlemen brothers, one wolf yokai princess, two panther yokai warrior siblings, and two wolf yokai warriors who could pass as brothers. Respectively, they are Sesshoumaru and his brother Inuyasha, Ayame, Shuran and his little sister Shunran, and Hakkaku and Ginta. All of them have super strength, formidable combat prowess, lightning speed, and can give any Olympic athlete, martial artist, weightlifter, and sports expert a run for their money. Even Bulk and Skull would not dare cross swords with them all while being worthy of Jason’s, Tommy’s, Billy’s, Zack’s, Kimberly’s, Trini’s, and even Kat’s respect, allegiance, and friendship. Lest I forget about Rocky, Adam, Aisha, and Tanya who would definitely salute these seven super-powered teens with reverence and decorum. Despite Sesshoumaru’s, Inuyasha’s, Ayame’s, Shuran’s, Hakkaku’s, Ginta’s, and Shunran’s incredible powers, they do their best to fit in with the rest of the Angel Grove Middle and High School students and live their lives as teenagers. That is until Rita Repulsa and her goons attempt to sabotage the planet, thus leading Zordon to command Alpha 5 to teleport seven super-powered teenagers to become the Inurangers. The rest, as you know, is history.
The Splendid Seven as the Inurangers are all designated in their respective roles. Sesshoumaru as the white tiger ranger is the cool intellectual and resident combat specialist. Inuyasha as the red tyrannosaurus ranger is the leader. Ayame as the yellow sabertooth tiger ranger is the courageous action girl who is a tomboy. Shuran as the green dragon ranger is the big, strong guy who keeps the group together. Hakkaku as the black mastodon ranger is the resident jokester. Ginta as the blue triceratops ranger is the hilarious charmer. Finally, Shunran as the pink pterodactyl ranger is the jovial and pretty in pink as well as in bright colours girly girl of the group.
19-year-old Sesshoumaru is the lethal, mighty, determined, and stupendously stealthy combat specialist as well as resident cool intellectual who commands the Tiger Zord. As the white ranger, he is quick in wit, strength, speed, and combat prowess to the point where both he and his younger brother bear god-tier combat prowess, especially when they work together. Sesshoumaru’s pride does tend to be an issue, but he is reminded that he has friends and family to help him keep his feet on the ground. Ruffians would not even be so brazen to cross paths with him, for Sesshoumaru can introduce them to a world of pain. While he does enjoy sparring with Shuran, Hakkaku, and Ginta in various martial arts as well as aid Ayame and Shunran in honing their crafts as martial artists, Sesshoumaru has the most pulsating sparring matches with Inuyasha in karate, judo, Tae Kwon Do, wrestling, boxing, kickboxing, Pankration, and even weightlifting. Despite the many occasions Sesshoumaru and Inuyasha fight, they respect each other on a profound level. Sesshoumaru is also an instructor in various martial arts including karate, judo, and Tae Kwon Do to the point where he is a black belt in all of these martial arts. Sesshoumaru’s favourite food is salmon marinated in teriyaki sauce, ginger, and garlic, and he always fancies himself a nice cup of green tea.
18-year-old Inuyasha Taisho is the bold, powerful, formidable, and super strong leader of the Inurangers who commands the Tyrannosaurus Megazord. As the red ranger, he never backs down from a fight and can use his fists and muscles to help him and his teammates escape from any sticky situation. He does tend to be impulsive, but he will always be ready for a battle. Overlooking his sheer physical strength, considering that he also holds the record of doing over 1100 bench presses, his inner strength lies in his loyalty to his friends and family, for he will never leave them. Inuyasha enjoys sparring with his older brother Sesshoumaru in various combat sports, such as boxing, kickboxing, karate, and judo, competing with Shuran in wrestling and weightlifting, helping out Hakkaku and Ginta in perfecting their martial arts skills, going out on power walks with his girlfriend Ayame, and running marathons with Shunran. Furthermore, Inuyasha is also an instructor in boxing, kickboxing, and wrestling. Inuyasha’s favourite foods are steak and ramen.
15-year-old Ayame is the fearless, tomboyish, fierce, and superbly stimulating action girl who commands the Sabertooth Tiger Dinozord. As the yellow ranger, nothing can ever hold her back from achieving her goals, and she has the discipline, determination, and dedication to master whatever skills she needs to hone on. Being quick on her feet and demonstrating impeccable combat prowess may define Ayame as a warrior, but she also has the brains and the wisdom to know when to engage in combat as well as pull a few tricks up her sleeve, thus proving herself to be a cunningly resourceful young woman. She tends to jump in to situations without thinking, but she always has a good head on her shoulders to help her show some restraint. Just because Ayame is a girl does not mean that she cannot spar with the boys, for she proves them wrong. All one needs to do is consult Shuran, Hakkaku, Ginta, and even her first crush Sesshoumaru as well as the love of her life Inuyasha to attest to how formidable she truly is as a practitioner of Shaolin Kung Fu, karate, judo, Tae Kwon Do, boxing, and kickboxing. Her roundhouse kicks, dragon punches, and clinches are the stuff of legends. She trains with her prospective father-in-law and her grandfather in Shaolin Kung Fu, karate, and judo and hosts her own training sessions as a Shaolin Kung Fu sifu. Ayame’s favourite food is anything spicy whether it is Kung Pao Chicken or Shrimp or a bowl of hot chilli consisting of ground beef, carrots, celery, and all types of spices that make a great chilli.
18-year-old Shuran is the brutish, rowdy, formidable, intimidating yet fiercely loyal big guy who commands the Dragon Zord. As the green ranger, Shuran is a complete powerhouse of super strength, unwavering combat prowess, and loads of persistence. Anytime he is knocked down, he will just come back up with a vengeance. As he is the physically largest of the group who towers over his friends and family, his enemies do not stand a chance at defeating him, especially when he has the help of his friends to power through each and every obstacle. While Shuran does tend to overdo things and get really rough as a combatant, his undying loyalty and protection to his friends and family can never be challenged. Shuran may enjoy sparring with his best friends and brothers from other mothers; Sesshoumaru, Inuyasha, Hakkaku, and Ginta; in various contact sports including wrestling, basketball, football, soccer, karate, judo, Tae Kwon Do, and weightlifting, but he also enjoys the many aerobic classes he participates alongside Ayame and Shunran. Shuran is also a wrestling coach and is really active on the football team. Shuran is also a big eater, but his most favourite food is pork chops with mashed potatoes and gravy.
17-year-old Hakkaku is the good-humoured, energetic, clever, and resilient funnyman who commands the Mastodon Dinozord, As the black ranger, his positive attitude is well supported by his combat prowess, agility, persistence, endurance, and boundless charisma. He as well as Ginta always love to keep the group dynamics alive with their hilarity and lovability, with Hakkaku being the expert in cracking jokes. However, when the going gets tough, Hakkaku proves himself to be a strong fighter by virtue of his fleet feet, furious fists, and willingness to hold his enemies down with a chokehold. Hakkaku respects the ground Sesshoumaru and Inuyasha walk the ground on, for they aid him in growing as a warrior in the martial arts, enjoys sparring with Shuran and Ginta in wrestling, weightlifting, soccer, football, and basketball, and hanging out with Ayame and Shunran doing laps around the park as well as partaking in aerobic classes. Hakkaku is a coach in basketball, is the MVP of the basketball team, and is a staunch practitioner in jujitsu, judo, karate, and Tae Kwon Do. In fact, Hakkaku always loves to have a good spar with Inuyasha in karate, judo, and Tae Kwon Do. Hakkaku’s favourite foods are roasted turkey, sautéed spinach, and watermelon.
17-year-old Ginta is the humorous, charming, patient, and lovable ladies’ man who commands the Triceratops Dinozord. As the blue ranger, his good humour is superbly matched by his patience, nobility, charm, and kindness to always be there for the ones he loves. Whenever the group finds itself in discord, Ginta and Hakkaku do their best to keep the group in strong harmony. Ginta is not a one-trick pony thanks to his cute dimples, which his girlfriend Shunran especially loves. Rather, he is an agile, strong, formidable fighter who thinks quickly on his feet and is not willing to back down without a fight. Ginta’s agility, strength, and speed are especially useful in his sparring matches with Sesshoumaru, Shuran, Inuyasha, and Ginta in wrestling, judo, karate, Tae Kwon Do, and kickboxing as well in their bouts in basketball, soccer, football, and water polo and aerobics classes with Ayame and Shunran. In fact, much like Ginta’s predecessor Zack, he is also a practitioner in Hip Hop Kido, thus implementing hip hop dancing, breakdancing, and martial arts as beautiful art form. Ginta is also an instructor in Hip Hop Kido, jujitsu, and soccer. Ginta’s favourite food is yakisoba with shredded chicken, garlic, onions, and eggs.
13-year-old Shunran is the fun-loving, mischievous, elegant, and bubbly girly girl who commands the Pterodactyl Dinozord. As the pink ranger, she exudes elegance, grace, and unparalleled feminine beauty to the point where she has become one of the most popular girls in school. Therefore, both middle school and high school boys totally fancy Shunran, despite the fact that she is practically “married” to Ginta. Shunran enjoys extracurricular activities that are artistic, mobile, and rich with creativity, as she is a member of the cheerleading team, the theatre club, the interpretive dance club, the horticulture club, and the creative writing clubs. She is also an avid gymnast, aerobic specialist, Shaolin Kung Fu practitioner, and dancer of all forms. Just because Shunran enjoys gymnastics and dancing does not mean that she cannot kick butt. In fact, every sparring session she has with Sesshoumaru and Inuyasha in karate, judo, and jujitsu enables her to use quick wit and resourcefulness. Every bout she has with Shuran and Hakkaku in basketball, football, and soccer enables her to use speed and tactics. When it comes to her sparring matches in kung fu, aerobic exercises, and marathon-running with her best friend for life/sister from another mister Ayame, she has learned the definition of sticking together, physical flexibility, and perseverance. Shunran even teaches interpretive dancing and coaches gymnastics to young children. Shunran’s favourite foods are frozen yoghurt, sushi, and fruit smoothies.
Looks like Tokyo and Angel Grove have new saviours against the forces of evil in the form of The Splendid Seven as The Mighty Morphin Inurangers. Sesshoumaru, Inuyasha, Ayame, Shuran, Hakkaku, Ginta, and Shunran are definitely built to last, and Zordon knows it for sure. Not even Lord Zedd, Rita Repulsa, Rito Revolto, and their goonies are going to stop them.
I would also like to know from you. Do you agree with how Sesshoumaru, Inuyasha, Ayame, Shuran, Hakkaku, Ginta, and Shunran are designated? Who would you want as the Inuranger counterparts to Rita Repulsa, Goldar, Finster, Baboo, Squatt, Scorpina, and Lord Zedd? Comment below and let me know.
I hope you all enjoyed this, and I will see you in the next submission. Take care, stay safe, and have a morphinominal time, everybody.
Sesshoumaru, Inuyasha, Ayame, Shuran, Hakkaku, Ginta, and Shunran from Inuyasha belong to Rumiko Takahashi and Sunrise.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers belongs to Saban and Toei.