Trini Kwan is a fictional character in the Power Rangers universe, portrayed by the late Vietnamese American actress Thuy Trang. She is best remembered as the original Yellow Ranger in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the first entry of the franchise.
Trini was originally portrayed by Filipino-American actress Audri DuBois in the unaired pilot episode, but when the show was picked up for television, for which two new pilots were filmed, she was played by Thuy Trang, who the character was rewritten around.
In Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Trini made her first appearance performing a Kata on the first episode of MMPR. When Rita Repulsa escaped and began wreaking havoc on earth, Trini, along with her close friends Jason Lee Scott, Zack Taylor, Billy Cranston and Kimberly Hart, was one of the five teens chosen by Zordon to receive a great power, drawn from the spirits of the prehistoric animals. These powers would give them the ability to transform into a fighting force known as the Power Rangers. Trini was chosen for her compassion, quick wits and martial arts talent becoming the Yellow Power Ranger, given the Saber-Toothed Tiger Power Coin and the Saber-Toothed Tiger Dinozord.
Trini is well versed in kung fu. She would later become proficient in the art of Praying Mantis Kung Fu. Trini believed in "mind over matter" tactics. Her father showed similar tactics when he overpowered the larger father of Jason in an arm wrestling match. Each member of the team seemed to possess a signature fighting style. Trini's included lightning fast maneuvers, and powerful high kicks. Though she did not become proficient in the art of Praying Mantis Kung Fu until later, Trini was seen exhibiting tactics similar to the fighting style before that, including focusing her strength in order to discard enemies with a single blow to each. She attempts to neutralize foes with the least amount of force.
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