Back in the mid 2000’s, I came up with the concept of a character who handed down the mantle of his identity. The first learned about two legendary heroes, one from Middle Ages France, the other from Feudal Japan. Ranger Zero (one) began a legacy of fighting for the oppressed, downtrodden, and those who can’t for themselves. I don’t have names for the characters, if I did I cannot recall them. The only thing I do have is a basic story for most of them, and where they belong in history.
Gendarme à Cheval Zéro of Medieval France
レンジャーゼロ | Renjāzero of Feudal Japan
Colonial Ranger Zero
Ranger Zero Ace Fighter Pilot of the “War to End All Wars”.
Ranger Zero leaves the skies of WWI, France, and wonders the third-world nations gaining knowlege and developing new talents
The son of the WWI Ranger Zero fights crime in New York.
“Bob Kane” style.
The adopted son of 1939’s R0, he fights Commies and the Klan with Science, and JuJutsu.
The son of 1961 R0, he rides a motorcycle and uses hightech gagets to contiue his war on crime, and drugs.
This was adapted from my original concept of the character of Ranger Zero. It all came from this piece.
This one is the most fascinating to me. 1961 R0, grows old, and after the death of his son he sought out the killers, but was unable to defeat them. He traveled to a remote temple in the Himalayas and learned how to use Astral Projection. After a few years, he developed the ability to project a younger version of himself and become solid at will.
My favorite version. A combination of Batman and Captain America.
The Great Granddaughter of 1961 R0. She uses a hightech stealth suit to infiltrate, and gather evidence on street gangs and organized crime. She has no problem dismembering criminals.
An android body, which houses the consciousness of 1961 R0. Having mastered Astral Projection, conquering Time and Space were the next step. In the year 2199 he became the Immortal Ranger Zero.
When Ranger Zero goes MIA, the heroes of the Multiverse take up his mantel and search for him.