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 Free Ranger Art

Species: Storm Chicken
Gender: Male
Element: Air
Role: SWAP Force
World: Skylands
Appears in: Skylanders: Swap Force
Skylanders: Battlegrounds
Skylanders: Lost Islands
Skylanders: Trap Team
Attacks/Actions: Stormblade Slash
Ride the Wind
Eyes of the Storm
Approaching Storm
Charged Blades
English Voice Actor: Joey Camen
First Release: Skylanders: Swap Force
"Whip Up A Storm!"
    —Free Ranger's official catchphrase

Free Ranger is a storm chicken who is one of the Spin SWAP Force Skylander in Skylanders: Swap Force. He is of the Air element. His SWAP Force Ability is Spin.

Background

Personality

A real whirlwind, Free Ranger is sometimes too impetuous for his own good.[1] He has a love for bad weather, such as tornadoes, hurricanes and thunderstorms, and would often throw himself into them. He is most likely to talk about the weather; and least likely to stay indoors because it's raining. He is uncomfortable in confined spaces.[2]

Biography

Free Ranger was hatched during a storm when a thunderous bolt of lightning struck his egg. From that very moment, his destiny was clear – he would become the greatest storm chaser ever known! He spent his entire life pursuing hurricanes, spinning inside tornados, and riding lightning. But a day came when he encountered a storm unlike any other. It was unnatural and ominous, billowing with evil, and leaving only desolation in its wake. Free Ranger was standing at its edge, moments from boldly leaping into it, when he was stopped by none other than Master Eon. The wise Portal Master told him that it was The Darkness that raged before them, and if he were up to the challenge, he could join the Skylanders to help defend against it in the Cloudbreak Islands.

Gameplay

Stats

These are the starting and maximum Statistics for this Skylander in the Skylanders games.

  • Health: 280 (max. 560)
  • Speed: 43 (max. 91)
  • Armor: 18 (max. 48)
  • Critical Hit: 8 (max. 58)
  • Elemental Power: 25 (max. 75)

Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.

  • Strength: 115
  • Defense: 150
  • Agility: 105
  • Luck: 90

Abilities

Top Basic Abilities
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Mudwater Hollow


Stormblade Slash Storming Stormblades
Free Rangertopprimarypower

Primary Ability
Press Attack 1 to slash at enemies with powerful Stormblades.

Free Rangertopsoulgempower

Price: 3500
Soul Gem
Press Attack 1 to attack with more powerful Stormblades that deal extra lightning damage.

Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Power Pods.

Eyes of the Storm Charged Blades Gale Slash
Free Rangertopbasicupgrade1

Price: 300
Press Attack 3 to shoot a bolt of lightning from the eyes, stunning the first enemy and chaining to others.

Free Rangertopbasicupgrade2

Price: 800
Press Attack 1 to slash with more powerful Stormblades that do increased damage

Free Rangertopbasicupgrade3

Price: 1000
Press Attack 1 three times to send a wave of powerful air at enemies.


Wind Slasher
Use the wind of the Stormblades to catch enemies in devastating combos!

Slicing Storm Feathered Fury
Free Rangertoppath1upgrade1

Price: 1500
Hold Attack 1 to charge the Stormblades, release for a devastating combo attack.

Free Rangertoppath1upgrade2

Price: 2000
Slicing Storm does increased damage. Unleash the full fury of the bird!


Storm Focus
Focus on lightning that will damage enemies in a large area and knock them off their feet!

Lightning Strikes Thrice Charged Gigawatt Bolt
Free Rangertoppath2upgrade1

Price: 1500
Hold Attack 3 to charge Eye of the Storm, release to shoot a larger bolt of lightning.

Free Rangertoppath2upgrade2

Price: 2000
Lightning Strikes Thrice does increased damage. More powerful than lightning!

Bottom Basic Abilities
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Mudwater Hollow


Ride the Wind Charged Winds
Free Rangerbottomprimarypower

Primary Ability
Hold Attack 2 to become a tornado and damage nearby enemies.

Free Rangerbottomsoulgempower

Price: 3500
Soul Gem
Hold Attack 2 to become a tornado filled with lightning, dealing damage to all enemies in the way.

Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Power Pods.

Approaching Storm Wind Powered Tornado Vacuum Boost
Free Rangerbottombasicupgrade1

Price: 300
Hold Attack 2 to become a tornado, speed is increased while the tornado is active.

Free Rangerbottombasicupgrade2

Price: 800
Becoming a tornado will last longer.

Free Rangerbottombasicupgrade3

Price: 1000
Tornadoes now pull in enemies from further away.


Lightning Linguist
Call down blasts of lightning when beginning a tornado!

Lightning Nova Nova Flash
Free Rangerbottompath1upgrade1

Price: 1500
Blast all nearby enemies with a powerful lightning bolt when becoming a tornado.

Free Rangerbottompath1upgrade2

Price: 2000
Lightning Nova does increased damage.


Tornado Thrower
Throw tornadoes at enemies to knock them all around!

Wild Tornado Twisted Twister
Free Rangerbottompath2upgrade1

Price: 1500
When becoming a tornado ends, a powerful tornado is shot out damaging all enemies in the way.

Free Rangerbottompath2upgrade2

Price: 2000
More powerful tornadoes are shot forward that does increased damage to enemies.

Skylanders can use abilities depending on their level.

Starting Powers

  • Storm Blade Combo (Primary Attack): Rapidly tap (Y) to perform a combo chain.
  • Eyes of the Storm (Secondary Attack): Press (X) to launch a blast of lightning.
  • Spin (SWAP Force Power): Press (L) to create a vortex that pulls in coins, pulls in and damages nearby targets, reflects projectiles, and causes the Skylander to hover.

Upgrades

  • Unknown (requires level: 3): Add description here.
  • Unknown (requires level: 6): Add description here.
  • Unknown (requires level: 9): Add description here.

Quotes

Battle Cries

  • Whip up a Storm!"
  • "For my nest-egg!"
  • "Served...sunny side up!"
  • "Egg-celent!"
  • "Looks like chicken scratch to me!" - stats
  • "Fully charged!" - leveling up
  • "I'm the best of the nest!"
  • "Not just chicken feed!"
  • "Fly Away!"
  • "Taking the world by storm!"

Character Trailers

Skylanders Swap Force - Meet the Skylanders - Free Ranger (Whip Up a Storm)00:19

Skylanders Swap Force - Meet the Skylanders - Free Ranger (Whip Up a Storm)

Skylanders Swap Force - Free Ranger Soul Gem Preview Whip Up a Storm)00:13

Skylanders Swap Force - Free Ranger Soul Gem Preview Whip Up a Storm)

 

See also

Gallery

 

Trivia

  • Free Ranger's name is a play on free range, a farming method for chickens.
  • He shares the same few battle quotes as Sonic Boom.
  • Free Ranger's lower half is capable of stopping enemies from spinning and using swirling shields as their means of defense by using his tornado ability.
  • His blades resemble Adam Frankenstein's blades from I, Frankenstein and the bat'leth from Star Trek.
    • Incidentally, they also resemble Stealth Elf's blades, even Hodge's blades from the Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
  • His stormblades are similar to chakrams.
  • Oddly, his belt buckle is gold on his artwork and toy, but is blue in-game.
  • Free Ranger and Pop Thorn are the only Air Skylanders who can't fly.
  • Free Ranger is voiced by Joey Camen, who is also the voice actor of Terrafin and Boomer.
  • He is the second Air Skylander to come with a starter pack; the first was Jet-Vac for Skylanders: Giants, and the third was Gusto for Skylanders: Trap Team.
    • He's also the first to do so both for Nintendo 3DS and as a non-core Skylander.
  • In early packaging, his catchphrase was mistakenly Hoot Loop's catchphrase.
  • He and Magna Charge are the only SWAP Force Skylanders whose secondary attacks are capable of causing enemies to drop defenses. Other SWAP Force Skylanders with their bottom halves are able to do the same thing.

References

  1. Skylanders Universe: The Complete Collection, page 16
  2. Skylanders: Book of Elements - Air and Earth, page 31
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