Tommy's fierce fighting abilities are contrasted by his nervousness around Kimberly, whom he had alienated when he was evil. Kimberly eventually forgives Tommy for his transgressions, but it is not until he loses his powers to Rita, after she uses the Green Candle an evil candle made of special green wax that was once touched by him to sever Tommy's link to the Morphing Grid, does Kimberly
return his affections.
In the adventure that involved the Green Candle, Goldar keeps the lit item in the Dark Dimension and holds Tommy captive there, knowing that his proximity would cause the candle's melting process to accelerate. Jason, the Red Ranger, makes the attempt to get through Goldar to retrieve the Green Candle, but Rita's succession of attacks, perpetrated by a monster capable of mimicking every Zord
and Zord combination, prevents him from getting to it in time. As Tommy's powers fade, he has to use the Dragonzord cockpit to keep fighting the monster. After the battle, he is left with one last opportunity to keep the Green Ranger's powers from Rita's grasp: he has to give the Green Ranger's powers over to another individual who possesses a stable link to the Morphing Grid, just like all Power
Rangers do. Doing so, the Green Ranger's powers can function on and be kept for the use of good by the team. But without time in finding a new individual, he chooses Jason, the Red Ranger, who will now gain the Green Ranger's powers the Dragon Power Coin and the Dragon Dagger, along with his own.
When Rita kidnaps the parents of all the students at Angel Grove High School, the Power Rangers are forced to acquiesce to Goldar's ransom of their parents for their five Power Coins their source of transforming into Power Rangers. After making the personal decision to make the trade, Goldar's deception is revealed when he refuses to return the parents. Not to mention that Rita had brainwashed
Billy into stealing the Dragon Dagger for her. Now with the Dragon Dagger in the possession of Goldar, he commands the Dragonzord into demolishing the defenseless Angel Grove. However, Jason reveals his own deception: his gambit of defecting his Power Coin to Goldar, leads to the oversight that he still possessed the Dragon Power Coin.
The Power Rangers recruit Tommy to reclaim his Green Ranger powers, and is assisted by an energy boost from Zordon that temporarily energizes him in replacement of his missing direct link to the Morphing Grid. However, his powers are very unstable now, and have to be recharged several times by Zordon. In using the depleting Green Ranger powers to retrieve the team's missing items, Tommy
reaches into a force-field and appears to have been lethally affected. Eventually, it is learned that the electrocution he underwent by the force-field, while wearing the Dragon Power Coin of the Green Ranger, revitalizes its power source substantially. Tommy could once again reclaim his powers, provided that he periodically seek regeneration by a donation of Zordon's own energy. Even with this
knowledge, Tommy still chooses to be a Power Ranger.
Upon learning this, Zedd sends down Turbanshell to attack the city to lure Tommy out, as part of his master plan to siphon off the remaining Green Ranger's energy into an evil crystal, into powering his evil "Dark Rangers". Zedd is successful, and with the Green Ranger in such a weak state, Turbanshell is able to send all of the Power Rangers to the "Otherworld", a dark dimension ruled by
Zedd. In this dimension, Tommy becomes separated from the others and his remaining powers are drained. Zedd sends Goldar to crush Tommy's spirits by telling Tommy that now he is nothing. Tommy disagrees, stating that his confidence and fighting spirit are what made him a Power Ranger, and he uses his last remaining bit of power to destroy the Dark Rangers' crystal and help the other Power Rangers
to destroy Turbanshell.
Unlike the other Power Rangers, the Green Ranger wears a golden shoulder patch shield on his upper torso. The Red Ranger temporarily wore it in "Gung Ho".
For a short time, Tommy is absent from helping the other Power Rangers defeat Zedd's henchmen. Distraught by the loss of the powers he did not originally seek out, Tommy retreats into isolation at a distant lake, residing in a cabin his uncle owns. However, when Lord Zedd unleashes his maniacal Nimrod monster, which in turn spawns other monsters AC and DC, Alpha and Zordon decide it is time to
take matters into their own hands.
Luckily for the Power Rangers, Zordon and Alpha are able to create new powers for Tommy, making him the White Power Ranger - a Power Ranger with powers that have been created from the Light of Goodness and cannot be taken away by the forces of evil. Upon becoming the White Ranger, Tommy also becomes the new leader of the Power Rangers. His new powers come with the enchanted talking saber Saba,
with which he summons the Tigerzord. He is at first overconfident with his new powers so much so that he loses control of the Tigerzord the first time he summons it. After that, he is much more careful.
A clone of Tommy is created by the Wizard of Deception, using a lock of Tommy's hair. The clone is given the power of the Green Ranger, which had previously been believed to be destroyed forever. In truth, Zedd managed to regain the powers and used them to recharge the Dragon Power Coin to its full and complete power. Tommy destroys the Wizard of Deception, breaking the spell on the Green
Ranger. The White Ranger helps his clone realize that even though he is a clone, he is still human and has the power to choose between right and wrong. The clone Tommy referred to as "Tom" decides to remain in the colonial times of Angel Grove, after the two of them had traveled back in time to save the other Power Rangers. He keeps the Dragon Power Coin with him, as well as the powers it
After Kat steals the Falconzord and Ninjor, she and Goldar kidnap Kimberly. Zedd revives the Shogunzords and orders the Power Rangers to either use them to destroy Earth or have Kimberly's life-force drained away. Billy manages to reprogram the Zords to the Power Rangers' control. Tommy himself goes to retrieve Kimberly from Zedd's Dark Dimension. He fights with Zedd, but Zedd proves to be too
powerful for him. However, Tommy manages to destroy Zedd's Z-Staff, forcing him to retreat, and Tommy escapes with Kimberly. And then he gains control of the White Shogunzord. Afterwards, Kimberly retires from active Power Ranger service so that she can compete in gymnastics, passing her powers onto Kat who was now free from Rita's evil spell. Kimberly and Tommy maintain a long-distance
Unlike the Green Ranger, the White Ranger wears a black and golden shoulder patch shield on his upper torso.
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