Powers and Skills
Power Morpher w/ Dragon Power Coin
Ryan's most notable ability would have to be his athletic talent. As he has been playing sports his entire life and has practically dedicated himself to being the best football player he can be, his natural athletic ability, strength, and speed would be above that of most people.
Arrogant. This word is probably the one that defines Ryan Reese the most. As an only child and the pride and joy of his parents, he was always told that he was the best and, as long as he worked hard, would continue to be so. His talent on the football field and popularity in school has really gotten to the young man's head and given him an over-inflated ego. He lives under the impression that he is God's gift to the world and is entitled to have anything that he wants. While it's nice to not lack in any self-confidence and be under the belief that he can do anything he sets his mind to, the arrogant persona that Ryan radiates does tend to make him intolerable to some people.
Despite this, Ryan is an outgoing and fun guy. He thrives off the company of other people - especially those that also seem to think he is great. He has a way of charming people with his words, to the point where he really has a knack for captivating them with the things that he says. You might actually start to believe that he's the greatest person to walk the face of the Earth if you spend too much time around him.
Ryan thrives off of excitement and challenges. He's never been known to give up, no matter how hard things get. When his mind is set on doing something, he can always be counted on to get it done. It can be frustrating dealing with someone so stubborn, but despite how full of himself Ryan is, one has to admire his resolve to never give up or half-ass things. Deep down, he's truly terrified of not being as good as everyone thinks he is. He's afraid of being a failure or a 'loser' and he never wants to be seen as weak.
Robert Reese was an esteemed collegiate football player who threw his chance at a successful career on the professional level away because he fell in love with a younger woman by the name of Julie. Julie didn’t want a life of fame and publicity. She didn’t want a husband who would be traveling all of the time and constantly under the scrutiny of the press. She wanted a quiet life with the man that she loved, teaching and raising a family and Robert loved her enough that he agreed.
Unfortunately, it didn’t seem if their life of the white picket fence and children playing in the yard would be easy to achieve. Though the couple tried many times to have a baby, there was always something or another going wrong and it just wasn’t happening. The doctors told the couple that it was possible that Julie would never have any children. Being a fairly stereotypical, Christian couple, Robert and Julie prayed for a miracle and rather it be through God or some other means, eventually their wish was granted.
Ryan Reese was the only child born to Robert and Julie. Having wanted a child so desperately and being ecstatic to have a son, the couple dotted on young Ryan like no other. They thought he was the greatest thing to come into their lives and they made sure he knew. He was always told that he was the best and he should never settle for being anything other than that. Ryan’s father had dreams of his son being a star on the football field, just like he had been at one time and made sure to get the boy involved at sports as soon as he was old enough. It served as a great way for Ryan and his father to bond and Ryan loved sports, especially football, with a passion.
Just before Ryan started middle school, his family moved to the city of Angel Grove. His mother had accepted a position as the vice principal of the high school and his father was going to be the head coach of the high school football team. As Ryan grew older and entered high school, he really started to shine on the football field. Playing the position of wide receiver, he was shown to have quick hands and could always be counted on to catch that game-winning pass.
Now, as he prepares to enter his senior year of high school, Ryan has only one goal in mind: to secure that scholarship to play football for a big-name school. He’s been expected to do this his whole life and there’s nothing he wants more than to make his dad proud and be the best player out on that field. He just has to help lead his team to a state victory, show that he is as good as he thinks he is, oh…and keep his grades decent in the process (which isn’t always easy). Simple, right?
On top of all this, Ryan has just recently been tasked with what may be his biggest challenge yet. On his way home from summer practice one afternoon, the football player was suddenly teleported away to some strange place where he met an entity known as Zordon and his assistant, Alpha. The Power Rangers had started to appear in Angel Grove a couple of months prior, as well as some strange ‘aliens’ as they were being called. Ryan hadn’t really thought much of it (football, after all, was his priority) until that day. Zordon told Ryan that he had been chosen as the newest member of the team, to be the one to wield the powers of the Dragon Power Coin.
Naturally, Ryan was a little skeptical. He thought it was some kind of scam and the last thing he needed was a distraction from football. Still, something about Zordon and the things he told Ryan really appealed to the teenager. He felt like this was his chance to be part of something bigger than himself - just not in the way that everyone expected of him. He is ready to help the Rangers defend Angel Grove and continue to succeed in his final year of high school. After all, how hard could it be?