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This page is about the Saban-era Kimberly; the 2017 movie version can be found here: Kimberly Hart.
|“||It's Morphin Time! Pterodactyl!||„|
|~ Kimberly morphing into the Pink Ranger in Seasons 1 and 3.|
|~ Kimberly's catchphrase.|
|“||Pink Ranger Power!||„|
|~ Kimberly morphing into the Pink Ranger in Season 3.|
Kimberly Ann "Kim" Hart is the former love interest of Tommy Oliver in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. She is a Pink Mighty Morphin Power Ranger and is part of the original team along with Jason, Zack, Billy and Trini, because she thought the Green Ranger was evil at that time. But later Kimberly dumped Tommy because she meet someone else and that broke Tommy's heart, and later he falls in love with her replacement, Katherine Hillard and later he got married to Katherine. She is portrayed by Amy Jo Johnson.
Kimberly was born and raised in Angel Grove, California but her parents eventually divorced for unknown reasons.
When she was younger, Kimberly's father often read the storybook Grumble the Magic Elf to her before going to sleep and was enthralled by his efforts to make children happy.
Kimberly entered her first completion at age nine and won, teaching her self control and confidence that she later used in life.
Kimberly was one of the original five Power Rangers chosen by Zordon when Rita Repulsa attacked Earth following her release from "The Space Dumpster". Her four teammates were coincidentally her closest friends; Jason Lee Scott, Zack Taylor, Billy Cranston, and Trini Kwan. Kimberly received the Pteradactyl Power Coin and the Pterodactyl Dinozord, thus becoming the Pink Mighty Morphin' Power Ranger. She was a capable gymnast and would later show that she also has some musical and artistic talent.
Kimberly starts the series as a typical valley girl, but with a heightened awareness for her friends. Throughout the series, she is the member of the team most likely to fire off a sarcastic or witty retort. Though as MMPR progresses, she becomes a more friendly and kind hearted person.
Skull, one of the local bullies, had a crush on her until she became involved with Tommy Oliver. However in Season 3, it is shown that Skull still had some lingering feelings for Kimberly when she was placed under a spell that made her—albeit briefly—reject.
Lord Zedd once wanted Kimberly to be his queen before marrying Rita, and ordered Goldar to capture and train her into being his queen, but the magic dust didn't work and she retained her memories as a Ranger; she then did a Rita impression to fool her captors and give Billy and Trini enough time to rescue her from her "training".
All the members of the team possessed unique fighting styles. She used a blend of gymnastic maneuvers followed by punches, elbows and kicks. She often used the environment around her as a springboard for her attacks. Kimberly was often called upon to finish off monsters with physically visible weaknesses such as the Terror Toad's second mouth once he had been weakened by losing his horn and the Snizzard’s golden apple on top of its head.
When Rito Revolto destroys the Thunderzords, Kimberly and the other Rangers travel to the Desert of Despair and gain new powers from the creator of the Power Coins, Ninjor. Kimberly becomes the Pink Ninja Ranger, harnessing the spirit of the crane and controlling the Pink Crane Ninjazord.
She later moves in with Aisha's family when her mother becomes engaged to a painter and moves to France; Zedd creates a monster, Artistmole, from Kimberly's nightmares about her mother's fiancee, but Kimberly defeats it. Kimberly was sad when her mother was not present for the 1995 holiday season, but she returned from France to surprise her daughter.
Kimberly was targeted for elimination when Katherine (aka "Kat"), under Rita's spell, stole her power coin, granting her access to the Ninjazords. The coin being in the hands of evil also served to drain Kimberly of her life force as the Ninja Powers were linked directly to the life of the Ranger, unlike the Dinosaur-based power set. To take advantage of this, Rita launched a campaign to keep Kim overexerted in battle, knowing that, at the same time, she was focusing all of her personal time to gymnastics training for the Pan Global Glames. Her coach, the famous Gunthar Schmidt, grew increasingly impatient with Kimberly's apparent lack of dedication to her training. On one occasion, Kimberly trained late at Ernie's Gym and Juice Bar after hours and, depleted, she fell from atop the balance beam. She is discovered unconscious on the floor by Katherine, overriding the evil spell she is under. Katherine calls '911' and Kimberly is hospitalized. She recovered and later Katherine manages to give Kimberly her power coin back. However, Kimberly almost abandoned her gymnastics training after that, until she is encouraged to go back to it.
In a turn of events, Katherine took a dramatic approach to inspiring Kimberly to pursue gymnastics again by revealing to Kimberly a scrapbook of her own athletic achievements in the sport of high diving. After hitting her head on the board, she gave up on the sport, just short of her entrance into the Olympics. Katherine lured Kimberly to a local pool where she arrived just in time to see Katherine perform a fearful, yet expert high dive for her first time in years. This, and Zordon's declaration that her recruitment as a Ranger is over, prompts Kimberly to leave in order to train full-time with Gunthar Schmidt for the Pan Global Games in Florida. She selects Katherine as her replacement.
One morning, Kimberly sent Tommy a letter which turned out to be a Dear John letter. She told him a letter that
Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie
Kimberly reappeared (along with Jason) after her training for the Pan Global Games, and came back to surprise the Rangers, but she and Jason were kidnapped by Divatox. She was last seen at the martial arts competition.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
A movie that existed in an alternate continuity than the TV series. When the Command Center was destroyed, Kimberly, along with the rest of the Rangers were forced to teleport to Phaedos in order to retrieve the Great Power with the last remaining power of the Command Center, to the dying Zordon's protests. Once there, she and the other Rangers meets Dulcea, who once learning of their mentor Zordon's plight, helps them tap into the power of the Ninjetti, where Kimberly learned that in her is an animal spirit waiting to be released- hers being the Crane. As Ninjetti, she and the Rangers travel to the Monolith in order to retrieve the Great Power. Though waylaid by the Gatekeepers, Kimberly and the others manage to access the Monolith, which also bore the Crane symbol among its many creature emblems. It is here where Kimberly gained the power of the Crane Ninjazord. The Zords return the Rangers' powers and Kimberly finds herself clad in her familiar ranger armor with the Crane's symbol now emblazoned on her chest. She returned to Angel Grove with the other Rangers to battle Ivan Ooze and emerged victorious. With her Ninjetti power, she, along with the other Rangers managed to revive the dying Zordon, reconstitute his energy tube and return the Command Center to a fully-functioning state.
- Different Drum
- Foul Play in the Sky
- The Spit Flower
- Wheel of Misfortune
- Calamity Kimberly
- Trick or Treat
- Enter the Lizzinator (B-Plot only)
- Bloom of Doom (shared with Trini)
- The Song of Guitardo (shared with Tommy})
- White Light-part I
- Forever Friends (shared with Aisha)
- Best Man for the Job (shared with Tommy)
- Wild West Rangers
- Amy Jo Johnson is an extremely skilled guitarist in real life which was made apparent with Kimberly in several episodes, most notably "The Song of Guitardo" when her guitar became the Guitardo.
- Since leaving the show, Amy has pursued a career in music and become a very successful guitarist.
- The decision to have Kimberly send Tommy a Dear John letter was done so that the writers could pursue a romance between him and Katherine (who would eventually become his wife). However, this decision proved so universally unpopular with the fan-base that it has not been mentioned since and completely ignored in Turbo A Power Rangers Movie.
- Although the first female Power Ranger leader is usually attributed to Delphine of the Alien Rangers, Kimberly was the first since she led the Wild West Rangers a season earlier.
- Amy Jo Johnson and Jason David Frank made a cameo in the Power Rangers 2017 film.
- "Rangers Back in Time" marked the only time where Kimberly appeared as a child as she had left by the era of Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers.