This screenshot collage is dedicated to all of my fellow admirers of The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, specifically from Seasons 1 to 3 including Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers; Inuyasha, Sesshoumaru, Ayame, Ginta, Shunran, Hakkaku, and Shuran from Inuyasha. Sit back, relax, and have a morphinominal time with The Splendid Seven becoming the Mighty Morphin Inurangers.
All right, you know the drill.
Inuyasha: Okay, guys. It’s Morphin Time!
(Inuyasha, Sesshoumaru, Ayame, Ginta, Shunran, Hakkaku, and Shuran prepare their power morphers for morphing into the Inurangers. The Inurangers sign flashes to the screen.)
Shuran: Dragon Zord!
Ayame: Sabre-tooth tiger!
Sesshoumaru: Tiger Zord!
(Camera zooms in on Inuyasha’s face, as his transformation is complete. The transformation is also complete for all seven Inurangers, given that they are suited up with helmets and battle suits.)
Sesshoumaru, Shuran, Inuyasha, Hakkaku, Ginta, Ayame, and Shunran (in unison): Yeah!
Inuyasha: We’re all back!
Sesshoumaru: We’re ready to morph into action!
Shuran: Seven working together to fight evil!
Hakkaku: And stop Rita and Zedd!
Ginta: And all their menacing monsters!
Ayame: From destroying our planet Earth!
Shunran: And ruling the universe with evil!
Sesshoumaru: Look out, Rita and Zedd!
Inuyasha: We’re not backing down ’cause we’re the–
Sesshoumaru, Shuran, Inuyasha, Hakkaku, Ginta, Ayame, and Shunran (in unison): Inurangers!
If Zordon and Alpha 5 thought the original five to six teenagers ranging from 16 to 18 years old they summoned had attitude, they have not seen anything yet. How about seven teenage yokai warriors ranging from 13 to 19 years old with a whole bunch of volatile attitude and persistence to boot? It may be a challenge for Zordon and Alpha 5, but they are more than willing to make Sesshoumaru, Inuyasha, Ayame, Shuran, Hakkaku, Ginta, and Shunran realise that they are more than a sum of their parts as the Mighty Morphin Inurangers. Inuyasha bold and powerful shall command the Tyrannosaurus Dinozord. Sesshoumaru fierce and determined shall command the Tiger Dinozord. Ayame fearless and agile shall command the Sabertooth Tiger Dinozord. Ginta patient and wise shall command the Triceratops Dinozord. Shunran graceful and smart shall command the Pterodactyl Dinozord. Hakkaku clever and brave shall command the Mastodon Dinozord. Shuran relentless and unwavering shall command the Dragon Dinozord. Together, for better or for worse, the seven Inurangers will do everything in their power to shield Tokyo and Angel Grove from all harm. Outside their duties as the Inurangers, there would be two romances that could make even Tommy’s and Kimberly’s romantic moments seem like saccharine puppy love in comparison in the forms of Inuyasha x Ayame and their brand of unconditional love, synergy, and long staying power as well as Ginta x Shunran and their brand of harmony, adorability, and charm to the point where Inuyasha x Ayame and Ginta x Shunran are practically married couples.
As for the villains, Lord Zedd, Rita Repulsa, Rito Revolto, and all their goonies better gird their loins because the Inurangers are going to thrash their plans almost effortlessly. Therefore, do expect the seven Inurangers to be the cause of Lord Zedd’s aneurysms and Rita Repulsa’s throbbing headaches to the point where Zedd and Rita would love to self-destruct. Sure, Goldar can boast about his super strength all he wants. However, once he comes into close contact with Sesshoumaru as the white tiger ranger, Inuyasha as the red tyrannosaurus ranger, Ayame as the yellow sabertooth tiger ranger, Shuran as the green dragon ranger, Hakkaku as the black mastodon ranger, Ginta as the blue triceratops ranger, and Shunran as the pink pterodactyl ranger, he will be thrashed and humiliated to the ground. Even if they were not in their Inuranger forms, Goldar would still be tarnished, thus finding himself screaming away like Kevin McCallister from Home Alone 1 and 2. That also applies to all the villains, and especially the Putties who would be viscerally torn to shreds.
Jason Lee Scott may have the intrepidness, the mighty muscles, the peerless combat prowess, and the leonine leader skills. Rocky DeSantos may have the athletic prowess, the fists of fury, the unwavering toughness, and the eternal perseverance. However, 18-year-old Inuyasha Taisho as the Red Tyrannosaurus Inuranger outshines both Jason and Rocky in strength, endurance, fierceness, boldness, passion, and determination backed up by his unwavering persistence. He essentially has the strength and combat prowess of 10,000 Jasons and Rockys to the point where both Jason and Rocky would salute Inuyasha for his strength, courage, and resilience, thus having Inuyasha run circles around the two red rangers of Mighty Morphin Power Ranger lore, and maybe even worship the ground Inuyasha walks on. Any physical activity Jason and Rocky could do, Inuyasha could do exceedingly better. Those 1,010 bench presses by Jason could be easily drowned out by Inuyasha’s 1,110 to a whopping 3,000 bench presses if not a whole lot more. Rocky’s combat prowess would be deemed as amateurish should he come into close contact with Inuyasha. Each time Jason and Rocky lift some heavy weights over their heads, Inuyasha would lift much heavier weights probably in the form of a huge boulder and would even do more superhuman deeds like bend iron bars. Inuyasha’s main martial arts styles would revolve around kenpo, Tae Kwon Do, judo, and shinkido, but he would also implement kickboxing, boxing, wrestling, and Pankration in his skills as a fighter. Therefore, Inuyasha’s status as the red tyrannosaurus ranger could never be challenged by anybody or anything. Jason and Rocky would certainly award Inuyasha with a nice golden badge of honour for his strength, perseverance, and sheer courage in the face of adversity.
19-year-old Sesshoumaru Taisho as the White Tiger Inuanger is the result of combining Billy Cranston’s intellect minus his charming adorkability and tendency to slip into technical jargon and Tommy Oliver’s peerless combat prowess plus his lone wolf personality only multiplying those attributes to more than eleven. This would make Sesshoumaru not only the smartest Inuranger but also the most potent, lethal, and determined. Although Sesshoumaru is just as intelligent as Billy whether in academics or general knowledge or being fully conscientious of his foes’ strengths and weaknesses, he is just as formidable and powerful as Tommy during his newfound tenure as the White Tiger Ranger. Even Sesshoumaru’s swords Tenseiga, Tokijin, and Bakusaiga can make Tommy’s white tiger ranger sword Saba seem like nothing more than a child’s toy, considering the indescribable reparation Tenseiga can do, the irreparable damage Tokijin can create, and the overall formidability Bakusaiga has in store. Speaking of Tommy, if viewers thought that Tommy’s and Jason’s brotherhood was strong yet filled to the brim with skirmishes, Sesshoumaru’s and Inuyasha’s brotherhood is vitriolic, overly competitive, and indubitably fiery, for nothing can cease these two fighting brothers from engaging in physical combat bouts that could last for days which might be a nice opportunity for Bulk and Skull to cash in on Sesshoumaru’s and Inuyasha’s epic sibling rivalry. Tommy and Jason would try their best to break them up, but it would be all for naught, for every single bout would last for hours and days to the point where Tommy, Jason, all their friends, as well as Bulk and Skull, and even Ernie would end up utterly exasperated. Furthermore, if viewers think that Tommy and Jason working together to overcome obstacles is the stuff of legends, Sesshoumaru and Inuyasha joining forces as brothers would be a whole lot more thrilling, given their combined strength and skill. As for Sesshoumaru’s skills as a martial artist, he is especially skilled in kendo, battoujutsu, karate, judo, and jujitsu and is also a frequent practitioner of yoga and meditation, for they all help him keep very concentrated. In fact, Sesshoumaru’s strong concentration is his most rewarding trait because it combines his physical skills as a martial artist and his cognitive skills in military tactics as well as in understanding complex technical processes. Billy and Tommy would not only salute Sesshoumaru for his intellect and combat prowess, but they would also worship the ground that he walks on.
If Trini Kwan’s sense of honour and duty as well as her peerless skills as a Shaolin Kung Fu practitioner and Aisha Campbell’s vivacity and sass plus her overall femininity were to undergo a symbiosis, this would result in 15-year-old Ayame Chorozoku as the Yellow Sabre-Tooth Tiger Inuanger only for her skills as a complete combatant to be elevated to a high degree. Just like Trini who has important older male role models in her life, especially in the forms of her sifu and her uncle who have helped her become the strong person she is, Ayame has her grandfather who has pretty much raised her all of his life, despite his old age, thus emphasising how important duty, honour, and integrity are in Ayame’s life as a martial artist and as an individual. Where sass and vivacity are concerned, Ayame has more than sufficient personality to outshine Aisha in the strong personality department. However, Ayame slightly parallels Trini more in the sense that both of them are extremely capable martial artists. Where Trini mostly specialises in Shaolin Kung Fu, Ayame would not only practice kung fu but also karate, judo, kickboxing, and boxing, thus making her a complete combatant who combines strength, speed, and quick reflexes. Even Ayame’s roundhouse kicks could make her opponents unconscious whenever she finds herself in a jam. Personality-wise, Ayame would be a lovely combination of Trini’s kindness, amicability, determination, and dedication and Aisha’s spunk, courage, and perseverance. Any obstacle Ayame finds herself in would be accepted with open arms, and she would tackle them wholeheartedly without fail. Trini and Aisha would definitely salute Ayame for her valour, guts, and stamina and be extremely proud of living up to that good old-fashioned yellow ranger honour.
17-year-old Ginta Tobuyoro as the Blue Triceratops Inuranger is what would happen if Billy’s charming adorkability, Zack Taylor’s affable charm, and Adam Park’s youthfulness were to be mixed together in a blender. Ginta is quite the lovable charmer when it comes to attracting the ladies with his very cute dimples, and he is just as wonderfully hilarious as a person. There is not a single bad bone in his body, and he radiates it with amicability, kindness, and genuineness. Physically speaking, Ginta is also a capable martial artist, with his agility and speed rivalling Billy’s. He specialises in boxing, kickboxing, karate, judo, kenpo, Tae Kwon Do, and Muay Thai and thoroughly enjoys these martial arts. He is also a capable gymnast and a surprisingly fine dancer, thus combining strength, speed, and agility as one, especially when he and Hakkaku specialise in Hip Hop Kido just like Zack. When all is said and done, Billy, Zack, and Adam would commend Ginta for his fine-tuned skills as a martial artist and be just as happy to have him as a good friend.
13-year-old Shunran Shitenhyou as the Pink Pterodactyl Inuranger is Kimberly Ann Hart’s elegance, agility, and formidability plus Katherine Hillard’s grace, elegance, and femininity incarnate, thus bringing in varying traits of the pink rangers and combining them into one. Just like Kim, Shunran is passionate about horticulture, the arts, dancing, and music while also being a capable gymnast, putting her great agility to fantastic use. Just like Kat, Shunran’s grace is highly complimented by her mischievous girlishness plus her unparalleled skills as a dancer. Aside from being a capable gymnast and exceptional interpretive dancer, Shunran is also skilled in kung fu, karate, and battoujutsu. Furthermore, she is also a specialist in creating illusions involving her favourite flowers, cherry blossoms, in which Kim and Kat would find very fascinating and hypnotising. Any way one slices it, Shunran is a fabulous package full of fun, lovability, power, and grace. Both Kim and Kat could not have asked for a greater pink ranger successor than Shunran, for she lives it.
Take Zack’s affability plus his hilarity and Adam’s amicability plus his loyalty to his friends and you get 17-year-old Hakkaku Tobuyoro as the Black Mastodon Inuranger. Hakkaku may be the resident funnyman complete with an ineffable charisma, but he can also be surprisingly shrewd and serious whenever danger is afoot. Just like Zack, Hakkaku is a very capable martial artist, athlete, and a surprisingly fine dancer. Just like Adam, he is also a wonderfully skilled martial artist. Where his skills as a dancer are concerned, he enjoys dancing to hip hop beats, R&B, and soul. As a combatant, he is especially skilled in boxing, kickboxing Muay Thai, karate, Tae Kwon Do, and judo, given the various sparring matches he and Ginta have with Sesshoumaru, Shuran, and Inuyasha. Agility, speed, and strength are combined to make Hakkaku a formidable combatant, and his mad moves can make his foes’ heads spin around in a frenzy. There is no doubt that both Zack and Adam are going to give Hakkaku a standing ovation for his mad combat skills and his warm personality.
What happens when you blend together Tommy’s tenure as the green dragon ranger, Jason’s strength as the first red tyrannosaurus ranger, and Rocky’s formidability as the second red tyrannosaurus ranger? You get 18-year-old Shuran Shitenhyou as the Green Dragon Inuranger. As the biggest and physically strongest Inuranger, Shuran is a pillar of fortitude and the rock to his team. Tommy’s persistence, Jason’s strength, and Rocky’s determination do not come close to how much Shuran can dish out as a fighter and as an individual. In fact, Shuran’s persistence in battle is the one key attribute that makes him quite similar to Tommy during his tenure as the green ranger. Knocking Shuran down would not only be physically impossible but also unlikely because he can always pick himself back up and pick up the pace much further. Furthermore, being good enough is never sufficient for Shuran because he aims to be the best fighter he can be. Shuran has a penchant for weightlifting, wrestling, and football, considering that he can wipe the floor with his opponents’ heads. He is also an avid boxer, kickboxer, and Muay Thai specialist. When it comes to the green ranger’s fraternal relationship with the red ranger, Shuran’s brotherhood with Inuyasha is far more amicable yet far more competitive than Tommy’s and Jason’s, given how many sparring matches they engage in with each other and how effectively their peak physical strength complement each other perfectly. Shuran’s brute strength and Inuyasha’s Herculean combat prowess definitely make for sterling teamwork. Shuran even uses his brute strength to protect his friends and family from all harm. Therefore, Tommy, Jason, and Rocky would give a huge hand to Shuran for using his strength to protect the people he cares for the most.
It just goes without saying that Tokyo and Angel Grove are in great hands when the seven Mighty Morphin Inurangers are ready to protect the world from all evil. Zordon and Alpha 5 are fortunate to have Inuyasha, Sesshoumaru, Ayame, Ginta, Shunran, Hakkaku, and Shuran on board as the Inurangers, and their predecessors; Jason, Tommy, Zack, Billy, Trini, Kimberly, Rocky, Adam, Aisha, and Kat, are just as overjoyed to see them grow as warriors and as individuals.
I hope you all enjoyed this, and I will see you in the next submission. Take care, stay safe, and have a morphinominal day, 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.