Bridge Carson is a fictional character from the Power Rangers universe, appearing in the television series Power Rangers: S.P.D. He is a member of the Space Patrol Delta organization. He was portrayed by Matt Austin.
History and powersEdit
Outgoing yet eccentric, Bridge is one of the original three B-Squad Rangers, along with Sky Tate and Sydney Drew with who he had a firm friendship and mutual admiration too. He is the S.P.D. Green Ranger, with assigned number 3. He is also the first known Jewish Power Ranger as stated in the episode "Walls" when Kat gives Jack and Bridge new motorcycles, and Jack said that "Christmas came early" and Bridge said he was Jewish therefore he celebrated Hanukkah. Because of his eccentric personality, many people dismiss Bridge as not being very bright, thanks in part to his habit of using adjectives as sentences. The best example of this is his use of the word "buttery" when trying to offer buttered toast, his favorite snack, to his teammate Elizabeth "Z" Delgado. Bridge has, however, been shown in numerous situations to be extremely intelligent, which he credits to his habit of standing on his head; he once tells Boom that, like blood, the ideas go to his head more quickly and are thus absorbed more quickly when he does this. He is a master mechanic and computer genius, and showed a high level of detective insight when he took down the bank robber Hydrax. He also acted as mentor for D-Squad Cadet and cyborg Sophie.
Like the rest of the B-Squad Rangers, Bridge possesses super-powers. His power is the psychic ability to detect and trace the location of evil through his hands. (The aura created by this ability seems to change color with his current Ranger Color, as throughout the series it was green, but in Operation Overdrive, it was red.) However, he is apparently not in full control of his ability, which explains why he wears leather gloves full-time (just like Jasmine The "Yellow ranger" in Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger) , removing them only when he needs to use his power. Bridge has also shown signs of limited precognitive powers, in the form of visions in his head when he sleeps; in one episode, he was shown picking up on people's thoughts.
At the end of "Endings, Part 2," Sky was promoted to Red Ranger after Jack Landors left S.P.D. to do full-time charity work, and Bridge was promoted to S.P.D. Blue Ranger and assigned number 2.
In the Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive episodes Once a Ranger I and II, Bridge was brought to 2007 by the Sentinel Knight to be part of a new team of Rangers, alongside Adam Park, Tori Hanson, Kira Ford and Xander Bly, after the villain Thrax rendered the Operation Overdrive Rangers powerless. He made his entrance as the S.P.D. Red Ranger. Bridge explains his promotion when Rose is confused by his red uniform after he mentions that he "will be" first the Green Ranger, then the Blue Ranger; when S.P.D. Supreme Commander Fowler Birdy retired and moved to Florida, Anubis "Doggie" Cruger was promoted to Birdy's previous position. This brought about the subsequent promotions of Sky Tate to Commander of S.P.D. Earth, and Bridge to the B-Squad's leadership as the Red Ranger.
In the climactic battle against Thrax's alliance of villains, Bridge teams up with Mack against Flurious. At one point, he tosses his twin pistols to Mack, who fires them at the icy villain. After the combined Ranger team victory, Bridge enjoys a pile of buttery toast that Spencer has prepared for him.
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