Power Rangers Ninja Storm
- 1 Season
Another series in the Power Rangers line, Power Ranger Ninja Storm is a show written by Douglas Sloan and directed by Koichi Sakamoto. The series is made up of thirty-eight episodes which originally aired in their entirety on ABC. The series is known for many firsts in the franchise, including being the first of the shows filmed in New Zealand rather than Los Angeles, the first series to begin with only three Power Rangers on the team and the first having only a single female lead. The story of the series follows three underachieving students at the Wind Ninja Academy who must take on the responsibility of Wind Rangers when their school is destroyed and they are the only students left. After their dojo is attacked by evil ninja Lothor and their sensei transformed into a guinea hapless Tori, Shane, and Dustin escape to an underground Ninja Ops dojo where, with the help of the sensei's son Cam, they morph into Wind Rangers. The Wind Rangers use their fighting skills and their piloted mechanized robot Ninja Zords to fight off Lothor's hordes of evil monsters that often descend on their home city of Blue Bay Harbor. In times of need the robots can combine into one huge Storm Megazord. Lothor sends the Thunder Rangers Blake and Hunter to battle the Wind Rangers under the false belief that the Wind Rangers' sensei murdered their parents. When they learn the truth, that Lothor murdered their parents, the Thunder Rangers join with the Wind Rangers and together their Zords form the Thunderstorm Megazord. Later, the new Ranger team loses its powers and Cam travels back in time to find an ancient artifact, the Samurai Amulet, and there learns that it is his own uncle who becomes Lothor and Cam himself accidentally caused it. Returned to the present day, the amulet transforms Cam into the Green Samurai Ranger and allows him to save the day. In a final battle, Lothor attempts to open the Abyss of Evil and destroy the world. In spite of the fact that he takes away their morphing powers, the Rangers use their ninja training to defeat him. Lothor is tossed into the abyss and the Rangers become teachers at a newly formed Ninja Academy.