Lauren Shiba, Red Samurai Ranger
Name: Lauren Shiba
Ranger: Red Samurai Ranger
Actor: Kimberley Crossman
First Appearance: “Fight Fire With Fire”
Last Appearance: “Samurai Forever”
Sentai: Samurai Sentai Shinkenger
Producer: Saban & Nickelodeon
Lauren comes from a long line of Samurai known as the Shiba Clan that battled creatures known as Nighlok centuries ago in ancient Japan. First born to the seventeenth head of the clan, Lauren went into hiding so that she could perfect the sealing symbol while her younger brother took the title of Red Ranger. She came to the forefront when she had perfected the sealing symbol and took over the role of Red Ranger after her brother went on a short journey. After finding out that Master Xandred found a way to block her sealing symbol, Lauren stepped down as Red Ranger and created disks to aid her brother in defeating Master Xandred. When the Samurai Rangers defeat Master Xandred, Lauren says goodbye to her brother and goes back home.
Lauren was able to use the Bullzooka when she took over the team temporarily.
Lauren gains this form while piloting the Lion Folding Zord.
Super Samurai Mode
Lauren gains this form when harnessing the powers of the Black Box.