To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Power Rangers, we asked our users earlier this year to rank their top 10 Power Rangers of all time. We took a hundred or so nomination lists, compiled them, and created from it a Top 20 Power Rangers of All Time to correspond with the 20th Anniversary. And as we wind down to our Top 5 list, we’re happy to state that TokuNation users have voted Daniel Southworth, who played Eric Myers the Quantum Ranger on Power Rangers Time Force as the 5th Best Power Ranger of All Time!
Eric Myers came from a “dirt poor” family, struggling and working incredibly hard to barely make ends meet. Attending the same private school as Wes Collins, Eric grew to despise Wes, who “had everything handed to him on a silver platter”. Eventually leaving the school to find bigger and better things, Eric would join the Silver Guardians, a private police force created by Wes’ father. Upon learning that Wes was the Red Time Force Power Ranger, it became Eric’s mission to somehow gain such a power like that for himself. He learned that the Power Rangers were searching for a device of incredible power, the Quantum powers. Eric found it first and became the Quantum Ranger. With his new power, he quickly convinced Mr. Collins to give him leadership of the Silver Guardians. Soon after, Eric was able to gain control of the Q-Rex Zord, the most powerful zord of the futuristic Time Force civilization, and his quest for “bigger and better” things had finally come to fruition.
Eric did not ally himself with the Power Rangers Time Force. He would assist them from time to time when they battled the same enemy, but Eric defended Mr. Collins and his questionable ethics and frequently butted heads with the other Power Rangers. It wasn’t until the final battle that Wes and Eric finally had a moment to speak their minds, declaring that while they grew up differently, they had both worked hard to change their destinies and became Power Rangers. The bitterness finally put to rest, Eric and Wes teamed together only for Eric to jump in front of a blast meant for Wes and his father, sacrificing himself to save them both. Eric would recover, but Wes would finish the fight without him.
Mr. Collins would offer the leadership of the new Silver Guardians to Wes, who would accept only if Eric would be his partner. Eric (along with Wes) would make multiple appearances in the next series, Power Rangers Wild Force, both for the annual team-up episode and for the special Forever Red 10th anniversary episode. The Quantum Ranger was the first (and only) 6th Ranger to achieve a “battleizer” power-up mode. Daniel Southworth, who played Eric Myers, was an accomplished stuntman who performed a majority of all the stunts for his character.
Daniel Southworth is an accomplished stuntman, actor, and is beloved among the Power Rangers fan community. Many have listed him as their favorite Power Ranger, and he consistently gives Jason David Frank a run for his money as peoples’ favorite 6th Ranger. He has attended numerous conventions over the years and has always treated his adoring fans with kindness, respect, and gratitude. Daniel has never stopped acting since his role in Power Rangers Time Force, having been in movies, television shows, short films, and voice work in video games like Marvel vs. Capcom and Devil May Cry. The list is long, almost too long to post, so head over to his IMDB profile and take a look at some of his credentials.
We’re winding down to our final 4 positions in the Top 20 Power Rangers of All Time list! Is Daniel Southworth in the correct spot? Should he have been higher? Lower? Talk about it! And see if you can figure out who the remaining 4 entrants are and, more importantly, what position they ranked in our polls!