ByChase Ricks, writer at Creators.co
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Since Season 1, teenagers have been selected to become Power Rangers. But what exactly does it take to become a heroic Power Ranger worthy of the title? Lets take a look at exactly what is necessary...

Courage

"The first and the foremost quality of a hero is his courage. A hero always overcomes his fears and confronts any challenge head on. Even the faintest tinge of fear doesn’t linger in the heart of a hero. The heroes have a courage that is unshaken despite anything that comes in their path of their focused success. They are determined to fight challenges with resolute courageousness."

Virtuosity

"Virtuosity is the key aspect of a hero’s character. A hero is never foolishly audacious.He or she is always judicious and well skilled to cite and cease opportunities, which present themselves on the way towards his destination. A hero is laden with all the essential faculties, which are instrumental to accomplish what he or she seeks."

Sacrifice

"Sacrifice is a quality that stands unique from all the other virtues making a hero noble in his needs. He or she is always quite willing to cast off the predilections and personal comforts whenever they become indispensable for a higher cause or for the welfare of others."

Determination

"For a hero, the word “Impossible” always decomposes to yield “I am possible.” A hero is unflinching in his or her determination and believes in his or her ability without the whiff of dubiety. This quality is what that makes the hero special. Even if they encounter failure on their way, they are determined to get over it and fight till they achieve success. They do not give up simply because they are focused to withstand all the consequences that they may encounter in their path."

Focus

"Being focused is also one of the most prominent qualities of a hero. It seems as if all the heroes that have walked on the surface of the earth have been born with definite motives. All their life, they hardly lose focus of what they want to achieve or establish. For instance, it appears that Mahatma Gandhi was born with the sole purpose of driving the British forces out of then-enslaved India and to preach the world the ideology of nonviolence."

Empathy

"A true hero is always empathetic, benevolent and shows a great deal of compassion and tenderness to those ailing or in distress. He or she keeps aside thoughts those are oriented to the self and embraces an attitude that serves others."

Dedication

"Heroes are selflessly dedicated to their task and will thus focus their actions towards its achievement. They wholeheartedly dedicate themselves to the task, which is set, and work towards its completion."

Respect

"In all the endeavors that a hero takes up, honesty forms the base of all his or her efforts. This honesty earns him or her the respect of others and helps him leading his followers to the desired goal."

Loyalty

"A hero is considered to possess fierce loyalties in the sense that he or she is faithful to whatever tasks they take up. His or her commitment to a particular cause leads him or her way beyond others, citing an example for others to follow him or her."

Conviction

"Heroes have a strong conviction as they have strong beliefs regarding a particular situation. It is a set of unshakable thoughts or beliefs, which cannot be altered by any chance."

Fortitude

"Fortitude can be defined as a habit that is involved in encountering a deed that is dangerous with a bright spirit that is adopted with passive courage."

Sincerity

"Whatever be the type of responsibility entailed on them, they take it up with utmost sincerity and take it to its logical conclusion."

Wisdom

"Wisdom is the most desired quality which a leader must possess. A fool can lead a horde of beasts, but not human beings set on a definite purpose. Only a wise and astute person can do so. Whatever a hero may be—a warrior, a preacher—wisdom is always an attribute that all of them possess.

A hero is not born, he or she is self-made. Above mentioned are some of the most fundamental qualities which a hero invariably possesses. We all do possess some of the virtues. However, what sets a hero apart from the hoi polloi is that he can be said to be the highest or the perfect embodiment of all of these virtues."

Now then, how can we apply these to Power Rangers?

Every season, most of the rangers start out with no training at all to be heroes. They are just like us with the weaknesses of being human. Some are arrogant in their high intelligence while others in their physical prowess and others because they feel they are too good to be on as team and follow orders.

Because of all these weaknesses in human judgement, in every episode the more they fight among themselves, the harder the fights against enemies become. But when they put their differences aside, they realize every time they are stronger as a whole team than as individuals.

In the end, mastering these differences every season allow the different teams to triumph over the master villains and save the world(s).

What sets Power Rangers apart from other heroes?

First off, they do not begin with their powers except with exceptions like the 6th Rangers from Zeo onwards and the SPD squad. In these cases, the rangers in question already had these abilities when they first joined the show but all others had to train to master them. The same applies to weapons, zords and Megazords.

Secondly, they all learned through failure and manipulation that by abusing their powers and by not showing their fellow rangers respect, that they were all weakened as a whole.

However, Power Rangers are not superheroes. All have strengths and weaknesses, as is shown every time they are defeated and forced to demorph in battle because they have taken too much damage.

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