Tanya Sloan


Tanya Sloan

Infobox Power Rangers
Color = yellow
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Name = Tanya Sloan


First appearance = Hogday Afternoon, Part I (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
Last appearance = Passing the Torch, Part 2 (Power Rangers Turbo)
Status = Retired
Affiliation = Mr. Sloan (dad)Mrs Sloan (mom)
Homeworld = Earth
Weapons = Zeonizer
* Zeo Crystal Balance Shard Wrist Communicator Zeo Pistol Zeo Blade Zeo Double Clubs Zeo Blaster Zeo Cannon Turbo Morpher w/Key Turbo Blaster Turbo Sword Turbo Star Charges Turbo Navigator Turbo R.A.M.
Vehicles = Yellow Zeo Jet Cycle Yellow Turbo Cart
Zords = Zeozord II Super Zeozord II Dune Star Turbozord
Title = Yellow Zeo Ranger Yellow Turbo Ranger
Portrayed by = Nakia Burrise

Tanya Sloan is a fictional character and hero in the Power Rangers universe, appearing in the television series "Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers", ' and '. She is played by Nakia Burrise.

Character history

Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers

When the evil Master Vile reversed time and rendered all the Power Rangers as helpless children, they were sent through time to collect the fragments of a mystical item called the Zeo Crystal. The current Yellow Ranger, Aisha Campbell, traveled to Africa, where she encountered the young Tanya Sloan. Though she found her Zeo Subcrystal, Aisha wished to stay in Africa to help sick animals, so Tanya agreed to return to the present in her place. According to a November 1995 promo sheet for Alien Rangers/Power Rangers Zeo, Tanya's original name was Kenya.


When the five Zeo Subcrystals were finally reunited, and Master Vile's tampering with time was undone, Tanya discovered that she had grown to adulthood along with the other Rangers. Being the most inexperienced of the group, it was briefly considered that Aisha's Zeo Powers would go to Billy Cranston; however, he declined and Tanya became the Yellow Zeo Ranger.

Tanya began her tour of duty as one of the newest members of the Power Rangers team while having to cope with the Machine Empire invasion as well as having her world turned upside down by leaving her time period and entering the Angel Grove of the 1990s as an orphan. To help her cope with her temporal displacement, the Pink Zeo Ranger Katherine Hillard convinced her parents to adopt Tanya.

Luckily, Tanya adapted quickly to her new lifestyle and began to learn martial arts from Tommy Oliver and Adam Park. She joined the Angel Grove High baseball team as a pitcher. She was also an excellent singer, and her summer job as a DJ caught the interest of a recording company. Presumably, she accepted their recording contract upon retiring as a Power Ranger.

It was eventually revealed that her real parents had been explorers, who had left her in Africa while they went searching for the "Lost Tiki of Auric" on the fabled Mysterio Island. After receiving a letter from her old tribe and Aisha, she managed to find and rescue them. She learned that the "Lost Tiki" was in fact the form of the ancient hero, Auric the Conqueror, whose care she placed in the hands of Jason Lee Scott, who was serving as the Gold Zeo Ranger at the time.


When the evil Space Pirate Divatox threatens to raise a powerful monster named Maligore to marry her, Tanya, along with the other rangers, accept new Turbo powers and becomes the Yellow Turbo Ranger, and gains the Dune Star Turbozord.


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Tanya continued to fight against Divatox, but then she and the other Ranger veterans passed on their powers to worthy successors. Tanya selected as her replacement the Angel Grove cheerleader, Ashley Hammond, to continue on as the Yellow Turbo Ranger.


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