- chief mechanic of GSA (since 734-TVol)
In the Comet
Cafe, a small crowd was looking at a flyer seeking a chief mechanic
for the GSA as Baxter was talking with two GSA friends.
As Karone was
encouraging the reluctant Damon to apply for the
position, Baxter's two friends approached; one was a slender guy with
glasses in a red Type 3 uniform, and the other a heavy, shaven-headed
guy in a blue Type 3 uniform.
The two mocked Damon, the
blue one saying he had no room for a grease jockey like Damon, and the red one saying their boy Baxter had
the job in the bag.
Baxter wore casual blue clothes with a dark blue
jacket bearing an oval badge, with
silver-framed glasses identical to those worn years earlier by Billy Cranston.
Baxter cockily told Damon
not to waste his time, but Karone replied that
Damon was going to come up with a device that
would blow everyone away.
As Baxter drove up to a parking lot and
approached a lecture hall building, Decibat arrived, and the people
generated his sonic blast, shattering an empty water cooler jar outside
and a glass window, and by the time the Rangers arrived, everyone had fled the
Later back at the cafe, the friends left Baxter,
telling him they'd see him at the celebration tomorrow, but he was still
struggling to come up with an idea.
As Karone and Damon walked past the cafe in the hallway, Baxter
listened as Damon spoke of his ultrasonic transmitter being an
asset to Terra Venture's defense to block
the monster's signal if it
That night, when Damon
fell asleep after nearly completing his blueprints, and Baxter sneaked
up and took photos of the blueprints with a silver camera with a flash
without waking Damon.
Damon ran up to the
ceremony later, but he found that Stanton had already hired "Mr. Baxter"
for his identical ultrasonic
Baxter now wore a white uniform and a silver
Karone started to
protest, but Damon congratulated Baxter calmly,
telling him he must be really proud of himself, and Baxter awkwardly
thanked him before Damon walked off.
Days later, in a heavily guarded GSA assembly area, coming out of an area marked
"Radiation," "X-Ray," and "Keep Out," Baxter told four labcoat
associates that they needed to generate all the power they could for
maximum range, then directed them off in two directions, with one Type 2 girl not looking particularly
Baxter cockily looked at his plans, but when he
lowered them, Damon was in front of him; Baxter
shouted, asking how he'd gotten in there, but in a hushed tone, Damon told him he'd never finished the plans Baxter
had copied, but Baxter was hostilely aloof.
Damon explained it could
be dangerous, but Baxter blew him off, randomly firing a labcoat teen
that had been with him earlier.
When Decibat attacked again, shaking the
city with his painful soundwaves, Stanton told Baxter in Command
Headquarters that it was time to put his device to the test.
In a garage, Stanton and Baxter got into an
open-backed cargo truck with the large apparatus, with Stanton in front with the driver and
Baxter in the back with numerous labcoat officers and armed soldiers.
Everyone on the truck wore headphone-like
protective pieces but was still in pain from the soundwaves.
The apparatus truck stopped near the
building on which the four Rangers
(minus Green) were being
blasted by Decibat.
When Baxter locked the silver dish on target, Stanton had everyone but Baxter clear
off the truck.
The dish sent a beam of orange energy rings into
Decibat's back, bothering him,
but he returned fire with his own sonic blasts.
The dish began to overheat, but Decibat fell back and stopped.
Afterward, the transmitter's control panel began
crackling with blue electricity, and Stanton asked what was going on; Damon ran up, calling out for Baxter to get back.
As Baxter frustratedly watched a meter rise to
100, Stanton had the others clear the
area, and Damon leapt with Baxter away from the
truck as the apparatus erupted
with an explosion.
Afterward, Stanton firmly asked what had happened,
and Baxter didn't know, angering Stanton, who reminded Baxter he'd
Baxter began to tell the truth about the designs,
but Damon said Baxter needed more time and that
maybe he could help; Stanton watched
confusedly as Damon helped Baxter, telling him
to bypass the burnt-out terminals on the panel.
When the blasting began again, Damon, his ears unprotected, fell off the truck
clutching his head but yelled that Baxter could do it.
Baxter grabbed his headset and fired the dish,
again stopping Decibat's
soundwaves as the monster was knocked down, his speakers broken.
With a pleased Stanton approaching, Baxter told Damon he (Damon) had done
it, but Damon said they'd done it.
Damon left, telling
Baxter he thought he could handle it from here, immediately after which
Green Ranger would join the
other Rangers on the rooftop.
With Damon as he worked
on something in the workshop, Karone was galled
that he'd let Baxter get away with it, but Damon
said the funny thing was that Baxter was actually a pretty good guy.
Baxter walked up, having been looking for Damon to tell him he'd resigned with the made-up
excuse that he thought the job would be too much work for him.
Baxter apologized for taking the job, and Damon told him to forget about it; Baxter told Damon he'd recommended him to Stanton for the position.
When Baxter casually strolled by the doorway
where Stanton was showing a stunned
Damon his office and new uniform, Damon
eagerly grabbed him, insisting that he take the job instead.
Albeit a bit confused, Stanton told Baxter the job was still
his if he wanted it, and Baxter chucklingly accepted; Damon wished him good luck and goodbye.
In the Lost Galaxy
as the crew struggled with tainted fuel
reserves and overheating engines, Damon was now apparently in charge of engine maintenance despite his not having been
hired as the GSA's chief mechanic; Baxter did not
Edited by Joe Rovang. Content owned by Disney, used without permission.