Mighty Morphin Power Rangers saw a group of high school students become a team of super heroes. They landed on television long before the Harry Potter phenomenon launched. If the group had made their way to TV at the same time Harry attended Hogwarts, some fans might have thought the team was made of Gryffindors. The various Power Rangers, while all as brave as Gryffindors, don’t all fit into that same house.
Instead, there are plenty of Power Rangers from the original lineup who can call themselves Hufflepuffs, Slytherins, or Ravenclaws. Hufflepuffs are characterized by their loyalty and fairness. Slytherins prize their ambition and power above all others. Ravenclaws seek out new knowledge. Fans might be surprised to see just where some of the Rangers end up.
10 Jason: Gryffindor
A natural leader, Jason seemed to be the typical popular kid on the surface. He was involved in several sports, clubs, and had plenty of friends. In his spare time, he taught martial arts and saved the world a few times. So, maybe he wasn’t so typical.
Jason, the first Red Ranger, proved himself a Gryffindor by always being the first into battle. He never put his team into a position he wouldn’t go into himself. In fact, his biggest fear was letting his team down.
9 Kimberly: Slytherin
Like Jason, Kimberly was popular, well liked, and athletic. Unlike Jason, Kimberly didn’t always put saving the world first. In fact, she eventually put her own ambitions ahead of the rest of the team.
In addition to her bravery and quick wit, Kimberly was a serious gymnastic talent. Though she didn’t leave her friends behind when her mother moved to Paris, she made a different choice for the possibility of a gold medal. Kimberly traded in her spot on the Power Rangers for a chance to train under an Olympic gymnastics coach. At least she found a replacement when she did it.
8 Billy: Ravenclaw
If any member of the Power Rangers demonstrated the qualities of a true Ravenclaw, it was Billy. He was the team’s tech support before such a thing even existed.
A little socially awkward, Billy found friends with the Power Rangers who appreciated his knowledge of anything and everything. Billy loved to learn new things, especially when it came to science and technology. His inventions and modifications to the Power Rangers technology actually saved the day more than once. Eventually, he even moved to a new planet to use his knowledge to help solve problems for beings on the other side of the galaxy.
7 Zack: Hufflepuff
In the early days of the Power Rangers franchise, there was a bit of color coding going on - but not in the way you might think. If the Red Ranger was always the team leader, the Black Ranger was often second in command. That meant that Zack was often Jason’s right hand.
More than that, Zack showed he always had his friends’ backs in a jam. He was also always willing to do the right thing, even if it might have interfered with his dating more than once on the series. Comic book stories set between the seasons of the show had him teaching his signature dance style of martial arts to a new generation of kids as well.
6 Trini: Ravenclaw
Trini is nearly a Hogwarts Hatstall - the kind of person who could easily end up in multiple houses. Her loyalty to her friends and belief in justice almost make the Yellow Ranger a Hufflepuff. In the end, it’s Ravenclaw that wins out though.
Fans who paid careful attention to Trini in the early days of the show will realize that Billy might be the smartest person on the team, but he isn’t the only one. He didn’t complete his research or his experiments alone. Trini was the only one who could keep up with his quick mind and help him get the job done. She could even “translate” Billy’s explanations to the rest of the team.
5 Rocky: Gryffindor
When the actors that played Jason, Zack, and Trini left the series, a new group of heroes joined. Rocky was one of them, replacing Jason as the Red Ranger.
Now, Rocky never quite had Jason’s leadership skills, but he always stepped up when the veteran Rangers weren’t available. He was just as headstrong and reckless as any Gryffindor could be though. In fact, his headstrong nature got him into trouble, eventually sidelining him with an injury for the Power Rangers: Turbo movie, and seeing him replaced.
4 Aisha: Ravenclaw
Like Trini before her, Aisha was a difficult Power Ranger to sort. Also like Trini though, Aisha proved herself to have a serious head on her shoulders.
She wasn’t quite as adept with technology as the previous Yellow Ranger, but Aisha excelled in another area. Aisha studied animals, taking a special interest in finding homes for strays. She took that research with when she made a trip to search for a Zeo crystal on the African continent.
It was her studies, and the strange animal behavior she found there, that led her to ultimately leave the Rangers. She followed her quest for knowledge, making her a true Ravenclaw.
3 Adam: Hufflepuff
He never had the chance to lead his own team of Power Rangers, but Adam was almost always the right hand to his team leaders. Adam also never walked away from the chance to help a friend in need, even if it made doing his job as a Ranger more difficult.
Following his days as a Power Ranger, Adam took a job coaching a kids’ soccer team in Angel Grove. He taught the kids about teamwork and perseverance. When new generations of Power Rangers needed his help, he always answered the call, even with a damaged morpher. That’s the spirit of a Hufflepuff.
2 Kat: Slytherin
Kat joined the series under the control of the evil Rita Repulsa. She didn’t stay that way, of course, and eventually Kimberly chose her to take over the Pink Ranger spot on the team.
On the surface, Kat seems like a typical team player. Sweet, and always willing to lend a hand, she could be a Hufflepuff. Kat, however, is more cunning than a lot of fans give her credit for. Like Kimberly, she had dreams of being a professional athlete, though she preferred diving. Kat’s ambition derailed when she became a Power Ranger.
Instead, her ambition shifted to finding a place to belong and to connecting with Tommy, which she ultimately achieved by taking his girlfriend’s place on the team (and her Slytherin role). The two are still an item, revealed by some handholding when they both appeared in the recent Ninja Steel season.
1 Tommy: Gryffindor
Tommy wasn’t supposed to be the team leader. That role was supposed to stay in Jason or Rocky’s wheelhouse. More often than not, the team ended up deferring to Green Ranger Tommy to make the big decisions for them.
This Gryffindor not only stepped up to the plate, but he gave up his powers on more than one occasion to make sure the rest of the team still had a chance to keep fighting. He even continued helping them out in battle when he didn’t have the same protections as a Power Ranger. Tommy also became the longest running Power Ranger, keeping the leadership role for three more generations of Power Rangers and returning for team ups decades later.