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The Ranger is the vigilant protector of Manhattan. He never sleeps, and therefore is a regular in Manhattan’s late night scene, although you’re much more likely to find him in a neighborhood joint than at a trendy nightclub. His personality is as big as the city he protects, but like most New Yorkers there is humility to his bravado. There’s a multi-cultural feel to him that’s directly related to the many different nationalities that inhabit the world’s most populated island.
As New York City is the nation’s largest melting pot, the Ranger is one of the most diverse Guardians in his interests. He loves meeting people from other parts of the world and loves spending time in other iconic cities across the globe, but it’s never long before “the city that never sleeps” calls him back home.
I can sum up my take on this Guardian in one sentence: The Ranger looks like an asshole.
Seriously. Just look at him. When he’s not flexing his muscles at the ladies crossing the street, he’s at the gym pumping more iron.
Looks aside, there’s not much about this Guardian that represents the team. Or cool powers. He’s got narcoleptic confusion. Whatever that is. And he’s got a steel cable, a shockwave bomb, and a hover horse. Cool toys, but what can he do?
I kinda really like The Ranger. I think the concept is really cool. I like having a superhero that is all about the gadgets. That’s a really cool concept. Did that translate into a really cool execution? Not especially.
The hover horse is pretty cool. But that shield is not. No. That shield is the opposite of what is cool. Shockwave bombs are pretty sweet. The steel cable not so much.
I agree with Lance that The Ranger doesn’t seem to have any real connection to his NHL team. He has more of a connection to Judge Dredd than the New York Rangers. Which is okay with me because Judge Dredd is awesome. The New York Rangers? Less so.
Final Word from Lance
Why does the hover horse have wheels? It is a hover horse.
Anyways, I don’t like The Ranger. I don’t like the New York Rangers. Perhaps there’s a connection there. Perhaps that’s not fair. Sorry New York.