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Red Ranger I
Jason Lee Scott / Red Ranger I
Portrayed by: Austin St. JohnNote: This section is only for tropes introduced in MMPR. For the rest, see the character sheet for Power Rangers Zeo.
- All American Face: He's basically a ranger equivalent to characters like Superman and Captain America. He plays this trope straight forward in the episode "Food Fight", wearing American flag themed clothing.
- Big Brother Mentor: To Billy, to a certain extent. He starts teaching Billy more martial arts so he can defend himself better without morphing. This is ironic considering Austin St. John and David Yost were the youngest and oldest of the main cast respectively.
- Bling of War: Used Tommy's gold shield on occasion. Get's even blinger in Zeo.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Especially when morphed, he gets particularly loud and "in your face" when taunting and gloating at monsters especially Goldar.
- Captain Obvious: He combined this with No Indoor Voice to hilarious effect."WHOA, THAT DUDE'S HUGE!""IT'S GREEN RANGER!""OH MAN, HE FROZE THE ZORDS. WE'RE HISTORY!"
- Catchphrase: "It's morphin' time!"
- Also, "Back to action!"
- Chekhov's Gun: The green Power Coin in "Return of an Old Friend".
- Defeating the Undefeatable: In the first season, Goldar defeated and dominated Jason almost every time they fought. There were a few moments where Jason was able to fight Goldar more evenly and get in some decent hits but those battles were always interrupted somehow and ended inconclusively. In the second season, however, Jason showed Goldar exactly what he was made of when Goldar kidnapped his friends and began draining their powers in "Missing Green." Not only did Jason defeat his longtime rival in combat to save his friends, he humiliated Goldar and kicked the winged warrior to the curb after Goldar made one final attempt to stop him from escaping. Though Austin St John would leave the show not too long after this episode, his victory over his archenemy served as a nice bookend to his feud with Goldar.
- Determinator: "Isn't the smallest chance of victory enough of a reason for us to keep on fighting? The world needs us, Rangers!"
- Dual Wielding: With the Green Ranger's Dragon Dagger.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: His Power Sword. Like any leader his signature weapon is a simple sword.
- Hot-Blooded: An interesting variation, due to stock footage constraints; in civilian scenes, Jason's a pretty laid-back guy, but when Rita starts one of her schemes, he quickly grows more excitable and louder to match the footage of Geki.
- Jumped at the Call: The only one of the original five to agree with Zordon before the Putties showed up. "He chose us to save the world. I say we do it."
- Large Ham: Something about morphing makes his presence bigger.
- Law of Chromatic Superiority: Not only does he get to use the Dragon Shield (the so-called "first Battlizer") until Tommy gets back, but he also gets the first self-transformable Zord.
- The Leader: He started the tradition for the Power Rangers. His greatest fear is failing them as a leader.
- Lovable Jock: Jason is a jock, but he's got a big heart to match his big muscles.
- Meaningful Name: It's no coincidence that, being the leader of a team of mighty heroes, he shares his name with the leader of the Argonauts from Greek myth.
- Midseason Upgrade: After Tommy leaves following the events of The Green Candle, Jason has access to the Dragon Shield and the Dragon Dagger.
- Mr. Fanservice: Frequently wears shirts that show off his arms or pectorals, such as tank tops, sleeveless shirts or low-cut V-necks, even the occasional Shirtless Scene.
- My Greatest Failure: Jason blamed himself for not getting the Green Candle in the first place when he had the chance, even though Tommy in that episode explicitly did all he could to talk Jason out of going back to get it. He had no choice, as Zack had to remind him that Tommy's life was more important than his powers. In the second season, after Tommy's Green Ranger powers finally run out completely, he writes a letter to Jason telling him not to blame himself for what happened.
- Nice Guy: He's one of the friendliest people you would ever meet.
- No Indoor Voice: After morphing.
- Odd Name Out: The only original ranger who's name doesn't end with a "ee" sound, probably just a coincidence or it could be to symbolize his status as leader. Zack rarely being called by his full name (Zachary), Kimberly sometimes being called Kim, Trini having a rather unique name and Tommy not coming in until later made this trope almost unnoticeable. note
- Put on a Bus: Left Angel Grove with Zack and Trini to attend the International Peace Conference in Switzerland in "The Power Transfer". Eventually The Bus Came Back in Zeo, but only Jason was on it. He'd return two more times later in the Turbo film and Wild Force.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The manly man to Billy's sensitive guy
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: Some of his outfits look like he ripped the sleeves of them.
- Standardized Leader: He's righteous, courageous and responsible, a straight up boy scout. Tommy's "darker and edgier" presence also makes him seem more clean cut by comparison.
- Super Mode: As mentioned above, he gained the power to use the Green Ranger's powers in the form of the gold Dragon Shield and the Dragon Dagger.
- The Stoic: Before morphing he is a calm guy.
- Tall, Dark and Handsome: He is tall, has dark hair and is considered attractive by girls.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In many of his later appearances, Jason seems to have let his status as the original Red Ranger go to his head, and becomes more arrogant and dismissive of later Rangers. This was intentional on the part of Austin St. John, as the character had very little to work with in his first couple of seasons other than being a Standardized Leader.
- World's Best Warrior: Considering that the Power Rangers are the strongest in the world, then the strongest ranger is the strongest in the world. Whenever he had to fight Goldar unmorphed he proved this. He was also treated as an equal to the resident badass Tommy. The season one episode "Mighty Morphin Mutants" somewhat confirmed he was a stronger warrior than Tommy, since there was no Putty worthy of becoming the Red Mutant Ranger while the other rangers, including Tommy, got mutant counterparts. It also doesn't hurt that in the original Zyuranger red ranger vs green ranger fight (which was edited out in MMPR), the red ranger DID actually defeat the green ranger and cut him down at the end of the battle.
Black Ranger I
Zack Taylor / Black Ranger I
Portrayed by: Walter Emmanuel Jones
- An Axe to Grind: His Power Axe. He could wield it in close combat, or he could flip it around and use it as a laser gun. The blade served as the trigger and the handle became the barrel.
- Big Eater: Not as much as the second Red Ranger but he has quite the appetite; known for devouring huge bowls of ice cream.
- Black Best Friend: His first scene is sparring with Jason and when the putties show up, they immediately form Back-to-Back Badasses. In fact this is the true reason why the black guy was put in the black suit. The producers wanted to deliberately invoke this trope with Zack to Jason, and since Zyuranger footage had the Black Zyuranger as the Red Zyuranger's best friend, it showed in footage.
- Bling of War: He wore Tommy's dragon shield once in the first season finale "Oyster Stew" where his romance with Angela also concluded.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Well, boisterous dancing bruiser. He'll deliver a smooth line and do a smooth move before taking out his opponent. It's cocky, flashy and a little unnecessary but still pretty cool.
- Catchphrase: "The hand is quicker than the eye."
- Casanova Wannabe: His interactions with Angela had shades of this.
- Dance Battler: The most iconic aspect of his character, incorporating dance moves into his fighting and even coming up with his own dance fighting style, "Hip Hop Kido". In earlier episodes, hip hop dance music even played in the background during his fight scenes.
- Determinator: Most prominent is his solo battle with the Knight Monster. Though not as much as Jason, he does have the tendency to brashly go after monsters (Primator, Stag Beetle) even if it sends him over a cliff.
- Dogged Nice Guy: With Angela; a minor running gag is her shooting him down.
- Fun Personified: By far the most fun loving and spontaneous of all the rangers. He cracks jokes, pulls pranks, does magic tricks and finds an excuse to dance at almost every turn, even in stilts.
- The Lancer: Best friends with The Leader and foils him with his more playful demeanor.
- Number Two: When Jason went missing (captured) during the Evil Green Ranger Saga, Zack stepped up as The Leader. He was the one saying 'This is The Plan' and doing the Morphing Call.
- The Prankster: "The hand is quicker than the eye." It aids in pulling a fast one on people, like Bulk and Skull.
- Put on a Bus: Left Angel Grove with Jason and Trini to attend the International Peace Conference in Switzerland in "The Power Transfer".
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The manly man, along with Jason, to Billy's sensitive guy.
- Soul Brotha: A relatively mild example but he is a pretty good, albeit slightly stereotypical, representation of young black culture and whatever was cool and hip in general during the 90's. And yes, he would occasionally utter words such as "jammin", "groove" and "phat".
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Spiders, and snakes as well in "Island of Illusion".
Pink Ranger I
Kimberly Ann Hart / Pink Ranger I
Portrayed by: Amy Jo Johnson
- Action Girl: She eventually became more of one than Trini, having taken out more monsters singlehandedly than anyone else on the team.
- Badass in Distress: During "Calamity Kimberly", she gets stuck in Fan-Man's jar until the other Rangers free her.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Averted in a Funny Moment. Goldar kidnaps Kim and uses a mind control spell which will turn her into a copy of Rita for Zedd to marry. The spell doesn't work... but Kim does a pitch-perfect Rita impersonation (including "I'm having a headache!") to hold Goldar, Squatt and Baboo off long enough to be rescued by Billy and Trini.
- The Chick: She was the template for all Power Ranger chicks thereafter: kind, girly, and pink minus the valspeak.
- Deadpan Snarker: Often makes some witty remark or other at monsters, Rita and especially Bulk and Skull.
- The Ditz: In earlier episodes she was this when the valley girl thing was in full force.
- Drama Queen: She's very dramatic and emotional compared to the other rangers, especially in the movie. Possibly because the writers knew Amy Jo was the strongest actor in the cast. Fits this trope literally when she was in the school play and whenever she has to act her way out of a situation.
- Fainting: In addition to being overemotional, she had a habit of doing this and it's played for drama in her final arc; ranger duties combined with Olympic training and power draining caused these.
- Girly Bruiser: Wearing a pink dress and jewelry, she'd beat up Putty Patrollers.
- Hidden Depths: Despite being portrayed as a bit of an airhead in early seasons, she's shown to be actually quite proficient at sign language as early as the fifth episode! And in another season one episode, the fact that she's an A/B student indicates even if not on par with Billy and Trini, she's quite intelligent since C is considered average.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: She comes to Tommy's shoulders. He can pick her up easy.
- Humiliation Conga: The first half of "Calamity Kimberly" has her suffering a long string of bad luck, eventually resulting in one of Rita's monsters catching her.
- Ill Girl: When her Crane Ninja Coin was in the possession of Rita Repulsa & Lord Zedd, she slowly became weaker.
- Long Hair Is Feminine: Averted/Inverted, Kimberly has shorter hair than Tommy or Trini.
- Ms. Fanservice: Usual outfits include short-shorts and midriff-revealing shirt. Then there's the gymnastics leotards.
- Put on a Bus: She left Angel Grove after "A Different Shade of Pink," though she would make a return appearance a year and a half later in the Turbo film.
- Rule 34: Granted, many of the Rangers could qualify for various reasons (Trini for She's a Man in Japan, the male Rangers for being Messrs. Fanservice or Chick Magnets, all the brainwashing), but Kimberly had a whole newsgroup dedicated to her. And like Austin St. John, Amy Jo Johnson was rumored to have starred in porn.
- Sesquipedalian Smith: Helps seal the idea that she's the "hot popular girl", especially after becoming class president Kimberly Hart in one episode.
- Stepford Smiler: In Season 3, during her power leech.
- The Straight and Arrow Path: Her Power Bow. It seems to be the strongest of their individual weapons, completely destroying two separate monsters.
- Valley Girl: Early on she affected this personality but it was used less and less until it was gone in season 3. By then the concept was dated, and it was 1995, the height of the grunge era.
Billy Cranston / Blue Ranger
Portrayed by: David YostNote: This section is only for tropes introduced in MMPR. For the rest, see the character sheet for Power Rangers Zeo.
- All There in the Manual: Billy's last name was actually never said during the series, but was provided via related merchandise and confirmed by Word of God.
- Badass Bookworm: In season two, he becomes a full on badass just as physically capable as the other rangers, even knocking down Goldar unmorphed. And of course, he's still a genius, singelhandledly saving the team on several occasions with his inventions.
- Blade on a Stick: The Power Lance is essentially a two-sided trident.
- Character Development: He starts out as the stereotypical Hollywood Nerd, being easy pickings for bullies like Bulk and Skull. During the early episodes, a single putty would cause him to run away. But as the series progresses, his fighting skills and confidence rise, causing him to grow out of his helpless nerd role and become a real hero. During the third season, he more or less becomes the second in command for the team, with the others relying on his intelligence and wisdom and ability to invent things to win several of their fights.
- Chick Magnet: Despite being portrayed as a stereotypical nerd, Billy has the most episodes involving a romantic subplot.
- Double Weapon: His Power Lance.
- The Glasses Come Off: Starts slowly during the helmetless scenes beginning in "The Mutiny". He officially lost them after the movie (during season 2) and when he returned to the show, they explained he replaced them for contact lenses. He would wear them two more times in Power Rangers Zeo.David Yost: the glasses came off actually when we went to shoot the movie in Australia and that's because I told [laughs], I told the (movie) producer, this is without the creators or producers of the TV show knowing, I told the producers of the movie that I would rather not wear my glasses and they were like, okay [laughs] like they didn't really think anything about it.
- He also stated in the same interview that because the glasses weren't real, they began to affect his vision (they had no prescription, but the chemical they used to prevent glare affected them enough to bother him.)
- Hollywood Nerd: They tried to dress him to conceal that he's muscled like a plow horse. Didn't work. They didn't even bother hiding his huge muscles in The Movie; then again, the movie never portrays him as the Smart Guy or a nerd.
- Improv Fu: Kind of sucked at fighting, but he managed by using this trope, though by the time he left the team he'd gotten much better at hand-to-hand.
- Minored In Ass Kicking: His forte is smarts, but his ass kicking is still good.
- Mr Fix It: He may not be the most macho ranger, but he definitely knows his way around machines.
- Nerds Are Sexy: He holds the series record for romantic subplots and also had the first one. Zack was shot down at the same time.
- Non-Action Guy: At first, but he becomes more proactive.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The sensitive guy to Jason and Zack's and later Tommy's manly men.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Instead of saying 'I like this music' he'll say something like 'the lyrics of this song surpass its contemporaries in this genre'. This was toned down somewhat as the series went on.
- The Smart Guy: He built the communicators, the flying car, fixed Alpha, fixed the Command Center...
- Teen Genius: With a high school education, he can do some amazing techy things, from inventing teleporters to robot repair.
- Took a Level in Badass: In the first fight, he's awkward and has to be bailed out by his teammates. After training with Jason's class at the Youth Center, he's as formidable as the other Rangers. He takes even more levels in Badass as the show progresses, as the third season even shows him defeating a monster solo.
- Tuckerization: He's named after Bryan Cranston. Yes, that Bryan Cranston, who did voicework for various monsters. Though this could be a coincidence since the idea of Billy having the last name "Cranston" exists as early as the 1992 Galaxy Rangers pitch.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Revealed in one episode to have a fear of fish since childhood and overcomes it by the end of said episode.
Yellow Ranger I
Trini Kwan / Yellow Ranger I
Portrayed by: Thuy Trang
- Academic Athlete: Is seen practicing several sports at the youth center, including kung fu and volleyball, but is also very smart, to the point of being able to translate Billy's technobabble and even assist him when making inventions. She also alternates between preppy and sporty attire, which adds to this trope.
- Action Girl: "Let's kick some Putty." She was actually the very first ranger to finish off a monster and the first to fight one-on-one with Goldar.
- Asian and Nerdy: Not particularly nerdy herself, but the only one smart enough to help Billy with tech support.
- Character Outlives Actor: Possibly. The Mighty Morphin Yellow Ranger is seen in the Super Megaforce finale, but there's no indication of whether it's Trini or Aisha using the powers (neither have another power they could've used.) While Trini has been mentioned between The Power Tansfer and Legendary Battle, any mention of her not from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers only mentions her past as a Ranger. If it is Trini, then it's this trope as Legendary Battle premiered a little over 13 years after her actress' death.
- Cute Bruiser: Of the more calm and gentle variety, she's very sweet and "smiley" but still kicks a fair amount of butt.
- Genius Bruiser: Well versed in kung fu and arguably a solid third to Jason and Tommy in the martial arts department. And a close second to Billy in the smarts department, she spotted Pudgy Pig's weakness before anyone else including Billy and once reactivated Alpha in Billy's absence.
- The Heart: Possessed a strong bond with each of the other rangers and supported them through their dilemmas, particularly Billy and Kimberly.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: She was probably the most balanced of all the original team. Smart, but not as smart as Billy. Graceful, but not quite as much as Kimberly (who was a gymnast.) Skilled, but not quite up to Jason.
- Knife Nut: Her Power Daggers.
- Lady of War: A mild example but personality-wise she is this, a calm, composed, gentle, graceful, balanced female kung fu warrior of Asian descent. All she needs is the garb.
- Ms. Fanservice: People tend to forget but Trini would often wear clothing just as revealing as Kimberly's, sometimes even more so depending on the episode. Watch any old episode and you'll notice Trini wearing sleeveless shirts, short shorts, and showing her midriff more often than Kimberly.
- Put on a Bus: Left Angel Grove with Jason and Zack to attend the International Peace Conference in Switzerland in "The Power Transfer".
- The Quiet One: She doesn't talk as much as the others; when she does speak, she's usually translating for Billy.
- She's a Man in Japan: The first among the Yellow Rangers in the franchise. Her counterpart's name is even Boi.
- Soapbox Sadie: The whole team was civic minded but she was definitely the most earnest about activism (holding petitions, starting a clean-up club).
- Team Mom: Known to sometimes impart motherly wisdom and advice to the other rangers. This is also where her mild Asian stereotyping tends to shine through, complete with Confucius-esque line delivery.
- Translator Buddy: She usually explained Billy's Techno Babble to The Team.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She was afraid of heights, so of course she'd have to be the one to save Billy after a Putty chases him to the edge of a cliff.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: She really shows concern for things people her age usually don't care for, such as the environment and the importance of honor.
Green Ranger / White Ranger
Tommy Oliver / Green Ranger / White Ranger
Portrayed by: Jason David FrankTommy is the longest serving ranger in the show's history and thus had the longest character arc. Initially the new kid in town, Rita notices Tommy's skills as a martial artist and him to be the Green Ranger, using him to defeat the Power Rangers. The other Rangers break her spell and he eventually becomes the Sixth Ranger. Tommy would become the Breakout Character that helped cement the popularity of the series. He would later go through a few power changes (Green Ranger, White Ranger, White Ninja Ranger, Red Zeo Ranger, Red Turbo Ranger, Black Dino Ranger) and be the undisputed team leader for roughly 3 seasons. Originally a good-natured, absent minded goofy jock, Tommy becomes a mentor figure to several ranger groups through Character Development.Note: This section is only for tropes introduced in MMPR. For the rest, see the character sheets for Zeo, Turbo, and Dino Thunder.
- The Ace: His Green Ranger days not as much. His White Ranger stint however, definitely.
- Adaptational Badass: His Green Ranger counterpart in the Zyuranger series was no slouch but the way Tommy's been portrayed in MMPR has been taken to near Memetic Badass levels. In the Japanese series, while Burai was a dangerous and powerful fighter, he was still defeated and beaten down decisively by the Red Ranger in the end. Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, however, edited out the final scenes of the Red Ranger cutting down the Green Ranger, thus making Tommy look invincible and nigh unbeatable. His White Ranger incarnation is an even bigger example of this. Whereas Tommy as the White Ranger was able to defeat Goldar and multiple other monsters all at once, his Kiba Ranger counterpart from Dairanger was nowhere near the most powerful member of the team and was, in fact, taken down by that show's Red Ranger with a single punch.
- Adaptational Heroism: Even as a villain, Tommy was a good person who was Brainwashed and Crazy when he fought the Rangers until the spell was broken. Burai's villainous actions, on the other hand, were him acting on his jealousy towards Geki and of his own free will, and had to be talked down.
- Badass Native: He is a Native American who is introduced as an intense martial artist and then becomes the first ranger to fight giant monsters alone. He once fought and destroyed five separate monsters solo in hand to hand combat, during which the remaining five rangers had to use the Megazord to destroy only one.
- Blessed with Suck: The Green Ranger powers become this in Season 2. As his powers fade, they become unstable, fluctuating unpredictably, causing Tommy great pain whenever that happened. Their weakening state also leads Lord Zedd to focus much of his monsters on Tommy in order to drain them faster.
- Bling of War: As the Green Ranger, he had a solid gold chest plate. As the White Ranger, he had one that was gold mixed with black and brown.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Why he was the 'Evil' Green Ranger for a while.
- Breakout Character: He becomes the most popular of the original group. It's likely for this reason that he has a longer tenure than anyone else.
- "Aww man..."
- Also the "sic-kiyah!" noise he makes while fighting; even Lord Zedd mocked it!
- Co-Dragons: As the evil Green Ranger with Goldar.
- Composite Character: For these three seasons, he combines Burai and Kou. And by complete coincidence, he's very similar to Soukichi Banba.
- Curb-Stomp Battle:
- As the evil Green Ranger he could take on several rangers by himself and defeat them easily. His first defeat was handed to him by the megazord. After that, they had him doing his own thing for a while, but coming whenever the other Rangers summoned him (this had to be done to keep him in time with Burai). Then came "The Green Candle", where he was curbstomped himself.
- He then does this to Goldar in Season Two unmorphed after Lord Zedd drained the last of his powers. After this, Goldar was never the same again.
- Darker and Edgier: His intro is easily the darkest story of the original Rangers.
- Discard and Draw: It happened to everyone, but associated with him more than anyone because he traded powers before them.
- Empathic Weapon: Saba the talking sword gives him advice.
- Evil Is Hammy: As the evil Green Ranger he was hammier than Rita.
- Evil Laugh: Had one when he was the evil Green Ranger.
- Fleeting Passionate Hobbies: One episode had him really interested in Football. Later episodes didn't mention this.
- The Generic Guy: To an extent, his only unique characteristics are just being Kimberly's boyfriend, his rivalry with Jason and forgetfulness. It goes to a full extent once both Jason and Kimberly respectively leave. When you take away the coolness factor, you'll realize he doesn't have much in the way of a defined personality. In fact, even on this very page, despite his character having the longest list of tropes, only two of them have to do with his actual personality (Badass and Large Ham).
- Heel–Face Turn: After The Sword of Evil was destroyed the spell was broken.
- Incest Is Relative: Implied twice. Once in the Stable Time Loop with his clone, and once in the episode "Wild West Rangers", wherein it's implied he and Kimberly are both descended from Kimberly's ancestor and the White Stranger.
- Kiai: Lord Zedd taunts him about it.
- Knife Nut: His Dragon Dagger, which doubles as a flute.
- Knight of Cerebus: When he was under Rita's spell in the "Green of Evil" five-parter. Up until that point all of the Rangers problems were wrapped up in less than 30 minutes.
- Large Ham: Unlike Jason, he's a passionate guy even when he's not morphed.
- The Leader: He was promoted to this trope when he became the White Ranger but he didn't actually lead until Jason left with Zack and Trini for the Peace Conference.
- Leitmotif: "Go Green Ranger Go"/"White Ranger Tiger Power", used often as Theme Music Power-Up.
- Rapunzel Hair (started out almost shoulder length - got much longer)
- The Rival: He's introduced as Jason's opponent in the finals of a karate tournament and they end up tying, which establishes their relationship immediately. Played with to a degree, as he and Jason actually get along perfectly fine in the beginning, but Tommy's time as the Green Ranger sparks some tension between them that takes a few episodes to resolve.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The manly man to Billy's sensitive guy.
- Sixth Ranger: Trope Namer alongside his initial counterpart Burai.
- Spared by the Adaptation: His Zyuranger counterpart bit the dust.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: He has more screentime than the other original rangers put together and has the longest tenure. He even came back for another season as a regular, too.
- Stable Time Loop: Fan theory is that Tommy's clone Tom is also his ancestor. This adds one more bit of Memetic Badass: Tommy willed himself into existence.
- Super Soldiers: What the other Rangers suspect the White Ranger is at first.
- Tall, Dark and Handsome: Extremely tall and immediately catches the eye of Kimberly in his introductory episode. Trini even calls him gorgeous.
- Tangled Family Tree: Tom, David, Sam, the White Stranger...
- Took a Level in Dumbass:
- When he makes the transition from Evil Green Ranger to Good Green Ranger, he does some really stupid things like constantly forgetting his communicator and getting captured by Putties. They even have an entire episode focused on his forgetfulness. In reality this is simply because the footage of his Sentai counterpart was limited.
- On an unrelated note there's one episode where he's training for football and when he tackles a football dummy, he gives it a round house kick. The look on Ernie's face is priceless.
- Verbal Tic: His distinctive "sikKEYAHHH!" when fighting. Mocked by Lord Zedd at one point.Lord Zedd: Are those "hiyahs" really necessary? Here, I'll do some!
Black Ranger II
Adam Park / Black Ranger II
Portrayed by: Johnny Yong BoschNote: This section is only for tropes introduced in MMPR. For the rest, see the character sheets for Zeo, and Turbo.
- Actually, I Am Him: During Adam's Zeo Crystal quest, Adam is told to seek out a sage named Kai-Ogi, who initially appears to be an irritating older man who is just in Adam's way. Adam tries to brush him off. When Adam realizes his mistake, Kai-Ogi lampshades this trope.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Was first introduced as a powerless ally who occasionally assisted the Power Rangers behind the battlefield. Later became a Ranger himself to replace Zack.
- Platonic Life Partners: With Aisha.
- The Generic Guy: He doesn't have much significant characterization in MMPR, and wouldn't really get any until Zeo.
- Meaningful Name The name "Adam" can be understood to mean either an individual man or mankind, so it works.
- The Quiet One: Uh huh.
- Secret Keeper: With Rocky and Aisha from "The Ninja Encounter" to "The Power Transfer".
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive Guy to Rocky's Manly Man.
- ˇThree Amigos!: Himself, Aisha and Rocky.
Yellow Ranger II
Aisha Campbell / Yellow Ranger II
Portrayed by: Karan Ashley
- Action Girl: She definitely has her moments.
- Black Best Friend/Platonic Life Partners: With Adam and Rocky.
- Cute Bruiser: As petite as Kimberly but introduced as a martial artist on par with Rocky and Adam.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Was first introduced as a powerless ally who occasionally assisted the Power Rangers behind the battlefield. Later became a Ranger herself to replace Trini.
- The Heart: Forced into almost the embodiment of this trope during the "Stop the Hate Master" two parter.
- One of the Boys: Technically, before she joined the team, she obviously spent a lot of time with Rocky and Adam. As well as a period during season three, while Kimberly was gearing up to leave, she was often the only female ranger in battle.
- Put on a Bus: By the time the Alien Ranger Mini-Series came around. The actor had decided to leave before its resolution. Thus in the show, when Aisha, whose still a kid by that point, searches for a Zeo sub-crystal in Africa, she decides to stay and help the wildlife there, selecting Tanya to take her place.
- Sassy Black Woman: She has flashes of this.
- When she meets Zordon, she tells Adam and Rocky to "let the man talk".
- Her decision to whack the Emergency Button in the movie resulted from a combination of urgency and spunk.
- Secret Keeper: With Rocky and Adam from "The Ninja Encounter" to "The Power Transfer".
- She's a Man in Japan: She is Trini's successor, plus the fact the her mechas are used by male Yellow Rangers in Japan.
- Soapbox Sadie: Has flashes of this early on, acting more like an expy for Trini than anything.
- ˇThree Amigos!: Herself, Rocky and Adam.
Red Ranger II
Rocky DeSantos / Red Ranger II
Portrayed by: Steve CardenasNote: This section is only for tropes introduced in MMPR. For the rest, see the character sheet for Power Rangers Zeo.
- Big Eater: Eats, and talks about food, more than his predecessor. "A Ranger Catastrophe" probably has the most notable example.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Was first introduced as a powerless ally who occasionally assisted the Power Rangers behind the battlefield. Later became a Ranger himself to replace Jason.
- The Everyman: Had no real outstanding qualities or personality traits. Especially when compared to the others, who's character traits were rather stereotypical.
- The Generic Guy: Like Adam, he won't get much significant characterization until Zeo.
- Platonic Life Partners: With Aisha.
- Rookie Red Ranger: In title only... Rocky was never the leader.
- Secret Keeper: With Adam and Aisha from "The Ninja Encounter" to "The Power Transfer".
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Adam's Sensitive Guy. Even though he's not particularly manly himself.
- ˇThree Amigos!: Himself, Aisha and Adam.
Pink Ranger II
Katherine "Kat" Hillard / Pink Ranger II
Portrayed by: Catherine SutherlandThe final ranger to join the team during the MMPR era, Katherine was introduced to replace Kimberley. Much like her actress, she was an Australian immigrant to the US who had a bit of a hard time fitting in. Rita and Zedd put her under a spell to uses in a plot to kill Kimberley, drain the Pink Ranger's power and steal the Falconzord. She breaks the spell, has a Heel–Face Turn and succeeds Kimberley as the Pink Ranger for the last few episodes and stays on as the Pink Zeo Ranger and The Pink Turbo Ranger.Note: This section is only for tropes introduced in MMPR. For the rest, see the character sheets for Zeo, and Turbo.
- Early-Bird Cameo: She first appeared in the uncut version of the Christmas Episode "I'm Dreaming of a White Ranger" released on VHS shortly before her first proper appearance in the "A Ranger Catastrophe" 2-parter, wishing the other Rangers a merry Christmas before they took off to save the North Pole. The scene of course caused some major continuity issues since she was portrayed as a friend to the Rangers and not Rita and Zedd's mind-controlled slave, but Kimberly was still the Pink Ranger. This scene was removed from the broadcast version and all future home video releases, likely because of the major Continuity Snarl it caused. The special clearly was meant to take place internal to Different Shade of Pink part 3. Right after Kat returns the power coin to Kimberly but before Kim left for Florida. It was cut for broadcast airings to avoid confusion.
- Femme Fatale: She infiltrates the team, gains their trust, disguises herself as a cat so she can spy on Aisha and Kim in their own home, steals Kimberly's power coin and on top of all that, tries to move in on Kimberly's boyfriend. A surprisingly good example despite being a kid's show.
- Fish out of Water: In more ways than one, being from Austrailia and being the lone new ranger.
- Good Feels Good: She actually squees a little in excitement the first time she morphs, possibly an indication that it's far more a thrill than Rita's magic was.
- Heel–Face Turn: In "A Different Shade of Pink"; clearly Rita didn't learn the first time.
- Meaningful Name: During her Brainwashed and Crazy phase, she could magically turn into a white cat.
- Ms. Fanservice: She likes to wear shorts and sleeveless midriff-baring tops like Kimberly, but oddly enough seems to have a thing for turtleneck tops. She's even wearing a sleeveless turtleneck top in the Zeo intro.
- The Mole: Her initial appearances by way of Mind Manipulation.
- One-Winged Angel: While working for Rita, she could, much like Scorpina, assume monstrous form, in this case a Cat Girl.
- Sixth Ranger: Despite being the pink ranger, she seemed more as a sixth ranger until Zeo.
- Statuesque Stunner: She's almost as tall as Tommy.
Voiced by: David Fielding (1992-1993), Bob Manahan (1993-1998)
- Big Good: He chose them, he is the overall leader Jason defers to, and he has a history with Rita.
- "Behold the viewing globe!"
- "May the Power protect you."
- Crazy-Prepared: Power Rangers in Space reveals he had many emergency plans in case something happened to him. Megaforce adds that he also left a pupil back on Earth in case the planet was in great danger and a new team needed to be created.
- Hero of Another Story: He was a warrior-hero like the Power Rangers before he was trapped. Occasionally we'll see footage of these adventures (where he looks like Barza from Zyuranger).
- Mission Control: When the Rangers use their communicators, he's the one they're calling for.
- Not So Above It All: He's generally the straight-faced mentor figure, but after the events of The Mutiny even he joins in the Everybody Laughs Ending.
- The Omniscient: Whenever Rita or Zedd create a monster, the minute it's up and about, Zordon pretty much always knows about it, it's name, and its capabilities.
- One-Man Army: The episode "Power Punks" shows a flashback where he's as capable of it as his protégé.
- Oracular Head: He's trapped in another dimension so he uses a device to communicate. It only shows his head.
- Sealed Good in a Can: Sealed at the same time as Rita, who named Sealed Evil in a Can.
- Team Dad: Really cares for the rangers on a personal level and tends to show concern for their real life problems from time to time, instead of just focusing on their job as fighters.
Voiced by: Richard Steven Horvitz
- Catchphrase: "Ai yi yi yi yi!"
- Canon Foreigner: He has no direct Sentai counterpart.
- Determinator: Gotta give the little guy credit, he doesn't give up on the Rangers or the fight against evil. Even Zordon threw in the towel in the movie.
- Expy: Even though there was no robotic sidekick in Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger, there were similar characters in previous Sentai seasons. Namely Peebo, Mag, Colon, and Arthur G6. Of course, there was a sidekick in Zyuranger, but not robotic.
- Hidden Depths: During the "Green With Evil" multi-parter, Alpha - as Zordon says - "displayed exemplary leadership capabilities." He even trapped Evil!Tommy and it took Rita's magic to free him.
- Mission Control: He is the maintenance guy for the Command Center.
- Robot Buddy: He's a robot and assists the heroes.
- What the Hell, Hero?: After most of the Rangers decide to give up following their defeat in "Green With Evil, Part 4":Alpha 5: No, Rangers, I cannot accept that. Zordon would not accept that."
Voiced by: Kim Strauss
- Badass in Distress: He really deserves the title badass, as his strength seems to be on par with a Megazord. Unfortunately, he gets abducted by Zedd and Rita for several episodes.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: A mild example, since his only jerk-ish moment occurs in his first ever appearance. He initially refuses to help the Rangers gain their new powers and appears totally indifferent to the danger the world is in, but on realising that they are not seeking the powers due to mere greed, he opens up and warms to them considerably.
- Large Ham: Literally—he can grow to fight alongside Megazords and has a larger personality.
- Long Bus Trip: Stopped appearing after "The Sound of Dischordia" due to the use of the Orb of Doom in "Rangers in Reverse." Later in "A Zeo Beginning, Part 2," it was stated he was "back in the temple." He hasn't been seen since.
- Ninja: As his name suggests, he is themed after a Ninja. He is also the creator of the Ninja Zords and associated powers.
Portrayed by: Richard Genelle
- Big Fun: He is one of the more obese people of the series, but also one of the nicest.
- Canon Foreigner: Ernie has no direct counterpart in the source material Zyuranger.
- Grumpy Bear: In one episode "A Pig Surprise." Mainly he is a kind person.
- Hospitality for Heroes: He doesn't charge the Rangers for their refreshments. Even more of an example because it's widely speculated that Ernie knows the Rangers' identities, which is why he provides them free refreshments. It was originally planned to be canon and for Ernie to reveal that he knows their identities, but that idea was scrapped, but it still comes off very clearly that Ernie does know who they are, but refuses to say anything.
- Non-Action Guy: Doesn't take part in the action. In fact, he rarely encounters a monster at all.
Bulk and Skull
Farkas "Bulk" Bulkmeier and Eugene "Skull" Skullovitch
Portrayed by: Paul Schrier (Bulk) and Jason Narvy (Skull)The comic relief duo of the series. Bulk and Skull start out as selfish bullies, whose schemes always seem to backfire. Later on, they turn to good natured goofs with a genuine wish to help other people out. Bulk and Skull are notable for staying on the show for six seasons, which is more than even the longest serving Ranger Tommy has done.
- Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Usually, Bulk treats Skull like nothing more than a minion in his rather stupid schemes, insulting him frequently. But they do show genuine affection to each other at times. A notable moment is during Power Rangers Zeo, in which Bulk initially dismisses classic music as something for dweebs, not knowing Skull is secretly a practiced pianist. Once the truth is out and Skull plays before an audience, Bulk freely admits he was wrong about classic music and openly admires his friend for playing so well.
- Badass Normal: They've defeated a couple monsters, or at least assisted vitally in their defeat, without morphers or powers.
- Big Damn Heroes: Actually pull this for the Rangers when their memories get scrambled by confronting the Monster of the Week and deflecting its attack using mirrors concealed under ponchos.
- Big Eater: Bulk
- Butt Monkey: Their entire role in the series is basically being the victim of all kinds of misfortune.
- Canon Foreigner: They have no Super Sentai counterparts.
- Character Development: Bulk and Skull have the most character development of the entire cast. They start out as bullies, But gradually turn into heroes themselves. On one occasion, they even take on a Monster of the Week to save the power rangers. Later on, they join the Angel Grove Junior Police, apparently to score with women, which they never seem to do afterwards. Instead, they are always ready to help people in need, coming a long way from the selfish bullies they were at the start of the show.
- Characterization Marches On: Bulk and Skull were originally the school bullies of Angel Grove High, but as the show went on this aspect of the duo was downplayed and eventually they became more like class clowns. It's a bit jarring to see them cheer on the Rangers attacking civilians on tv (it was really just a monster and 4 putties disguised as Rangers) when they would later admire the Rangers' heroic feats.
- Confusion Fu: Neither one of them has any real martial arts training, but the random nonsense they do has proven impossible for the putties and other mooks to counter, meaning they beat them on several occasions. They once led a successful Gladiator Revolt on an alien world this way, largely by accident.
- Determinator: Despite receiving all the bad luck in the world, they still continue to come up with idiotic schemes. Giving up is apparently not in their dictionary.
- The Dividual: Sure, they could appear separately, but it would fall flat. They feed off of each other so much that neither of them functions alone as a character.
- Dumb Muscle: Bulk, held the town bench pressing record before Jason broke it.
- Drives Like Crazy: When Bulk and Skull are trying to flee Angel Grove along with the rest of the townspeople, they steal a city bus:Bulk: Who taught you how to drive?Skull: Nobody! How am I doing?Bulk: You drive like a maniac!Skull: Thanks!
- And at one point, they dreamed about piloting the Megazord- this ended about as well as you'd expect.
- Fat and Skinny
- Goofy Print Underwear: Bulk wears a pair of underwear with pigs printed on.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With each other.
- Hidden Depths: While they initially appear as a duo of self serving bullies, the pair do have the desire to become heroes themselves. This is first seen in their dream sequence in The Crystal of Nightmares, where they dream about becoming Power Rangers.
- The Hyena: Skull has a very memorable laugh he tends to use at every opportunity.
- I Just Want to Be Badass: Revealed to be their dream in the Crystal Nightmare. They dress up as superheroes and even try to drive the Megazord. They fail, mind you, but the intent is there.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Both of them. As the series went on, they slowly became less and less jerk and more and more heart of gold, which would lead to them delivering a Moment of Awesome in Power Rangers in Space.
- Leitmotif: Listen to it here.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: On at least one occasion, Bulk and Skull defeat a monster themselves, after the Rangers themselves are defeated. Nobody believes them afterwards when they brag about it, however.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Skull at the very least is actually fond of kittens.
- Relationship Upgrade: A debatable one for Skull's crush on Kimberly. Never brought into canon, but writer Amit Bhaumik said in a 2005 interview that he had wanted to have Kim be married to Skull in the episode "Forever Red" and name Kim as the mother of Skull's son Spike. While unofficial, the idea is popular with some fans and the actors on the show have referred to the relationship when discussing the show with fans.
- Secret Chaser: Tries to find the secret identities of the Power Rangers in season 2.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Early on, whatever the situation, Bulk would act like he was the world's greatest expert on it... and pretty quickly wind up humiliated.
- Smarter Than You Look: In Season 2, they try to discover the Rangers' identities... and most of the times, they are really close, but the Rangers screw up their work.
- Skull, of all people, is a classically trained pianist. He's absurdly good at it. Becomes a central point of Character Development between him and Bulk as the big doof initially derides Skull for it, but by the end of the episode, Bulk changes his mind and shows that he can be supportive of him like a real friend should.
- Stout Strength: Bulk is pretty...well...bulky, but he also held the Gym and Juice Bar record for the number of successive weightlifting reps before Jason managed to break his record.
- Those Two Guys: They're rarely, if ever, seen without each other.
- Too Incompetent to Operate a Blanket: Bulk once tried to star in an ad for a karate dojo and ended up serving as an example of what happens when one tries to learn karate without proper training. He also tried to claim one particular detention desk as his personal seat by writing his name on it...only it came out "BUULK" instead.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Skull loves frog legs.
- Vitriolic Best Buds:
- They may often hassle each other, moreso Bulk towards Skull, but the two are still inseparable best friends.
- After their Character Development this eventually ends up being their primary relationship with the Rangers' civilian identities, especially after Season 3. They still trade verbal jabs with the team and the duo are still as likely to call them "dweebs" as much as before, but it's pretty noticeable that in spite of that there's an actual friendship with them.
- Weirdness Magnet: No matter the Evil Plan, no matter where in Angel Grove the attack is taking place, odds are Bulk and Skull will happen to be nearby when things go down. Their interactions with monsters occurred so often that Lord Zedd knew them by name. This trope was eventually Lampshaded in Season 3:Lt. Stone: I find it very odd that you two are the only ones in Angel Grove outside of the Power Rangers to face off with a different monster every week!Skull: Lt. Stone, it's true. Every time we turn around, well (sputters), there they are.
Portrayed by: Henry CannonThe principal of Angel Grove High. He tends to alternate between Reasonable Authority Figure and Dean Bitterman roles.
- Catchphrase: "Deeee-tention!" This one is especially uttered against Bulk and Skull.
- Dean Bitterman: Sometimes just accidentally bumping into him is enough to warrant "deeee-tention!".
- Dodgy Toupee: Which mostly comes off when he is victim of one of Bulk and Skull's stunts.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Other times, he actually seems rather caring towards his students.
Lt. Jerome Stone
Lt. Jerome Stone
Portrayed by: Gregg Bullock
- I Should Write a Book About This: He knows so much about coffee he has written a book on the subject, called In the Know About Joe.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He seems to be rather tolerant towards Bulk and Skull, despite their incompetence.
- Surrounded by Idiots: A natural consequence of having Those Two Guys for subordinates.
The Aquitian Rangers
The Aquitian Rangers
A team of Rangers from the Planet Aquitar. They took up the task of defending Angel Grove while the Rangers were briefly reverted to kids.
Portrayed by: Machiko Soga (Zyuranger footage), Carla Perez (Season 2 and onwards)
Voiced by: Barbara Goodson
- Adaptational Villainy: Rita lacks many of the more sympathetic qualities of her Zyuranger counterpart, Bandora, including the fact that Rita is doing evil for the hell of it and is a Bad Boss, whereas Bandora's trying to avenge her son's death and is a Benevolent Boss.
- Alliterative Name: Rita Repulsa.
- Bad Boss: When the Rangers defeat the latest monster, she's prone to taking her frustration out on her underlings - even if they had absolutely nothing to do with what went wrong. Especially towards Goldar after marrying Zedd, due to Goldar switching loyalties. She appears to still treats him badly even after she comes to truly love Zedd.
- Big Bad: Of the first season.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: With Zedd at the end of Season 2.
- Catchphrase "I have a headache!" usually after the Rangers thwart her latest scheme. It's still something she deals with as the Mystic Mother when evil invades her palace
- Card-Carrying Villain: Rita LOVES to gloat about her evilness; especially when she comes up with a plan to defeat the Power Rangers.
- The Chessmaster: While the 2016 comics tone down her hamminess quite a lot, they turn Rita into this, to the point that she keeps toying with Tommy's insecurities even when she's just a voice in his head (albeit one created by his own guilt over his evil deeds in her name) - and she considered having Zack as the Green Ranger by playing on his insecurities. Even if that doesn't quite work, he's still pretty shaken by her promises of turning him into a greater hero than he could be with the other Rangers, which unknowingly fuels his distrust of Tommy.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: While Rita's a very petty villain, her plans have the potential to cause mass destruction. Particularly the Green Ranger saga.
- Daddy's Little Villain: Rita seems eager to impress her equally-villainous father, Master Vile.
- Enfante Terrible: Rito mentions she once burned their house down when she got a birthday present she didn't like.
- Evil Plan: The big one is "Conquering the nearest planet" I.E. Earth. The episodes have smaller ones focused on the Monster of the Week.
- Evil Versus Evil: Not in the original series, but, by the time of Zeo, Rita and Zedd are the ones who actually blow up the Machine Empire.
- Heel–Face Turn: After being purified by the energy wave. She becomes the Mystic Mother.
- Large Ham: Practically all of her lines are delivered in a screaming screechy witch voice, resulting in her always stealing the show when on screen.
- Make My Monster Grow: Trope Namer "Magic wand, make my monster....GROW!"
- Meal Ticket: She only married Lord Zedd to overthrow him, but later developed feelings for him.
- Never Live It Down: In-universe — Living in that dumpster for 10,000 years. (see below)Divatox: (at the Cimmarian planet meeting) Honestly, you need to get out of that dumpster more often.
- No Indoor Voice: She screams practically every one of her lines.
- Related in the Adaptation: Witch Bandora never met Yokai Daimao and Gasha Dokuro, much less is related to them.
- Sealed Evil in a Can:
- Trope Namer. She was originally trapped in a "space dumpster" on the moon for 10,000 years until astronauts accidentally released her. Her line from the intro sequence is rather iconic:Ahh! After 10,000 years I'm free! It's time to conquer Earth!
- Her boss Lord Zedd eventually returns, and displeased with her failure puts her back in her dumpster (or a different one) and sends her off into space again. She gets out twice. The first time the Rangers catch her and reseal her, the second time she stays out for good.
- Trope Namer. She was originally trapped in a "space dumpster" on the moon for 10,000 years until astronauts accidentally released her. Her line from the intro sequence is rather iconic:
- Surrounded by Idiots: It takes a grand total of three episodes for her to reach this conclusion.
- Unholy Matrimony: With Zedd. Started out as a power ploy, but grew into something more...
Voiced by: Kerrigan Mahan
- Adaptational Villainy: Goldar was not as loyal as his Sentai counterpart, Grifforzer. It was shown when Lord Zedd appears.
- Bling of War: As his name suggests, he appears as an ape-like being with golden armor.
- Death by Adaptation: In the Fighting Edition video game.
- Forgot Flanders Could Do That: After having become a joke in season 2 and 3 to where in one battle, the White Ranger even feels sorry for him, he delivers a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown to Ninjor who effortlessly took out Vampyrus in his debut episode, reminding us of the proud warrior he was in season 1, reversing a season and a half of Badass Decay with that one battle.
- The Dog Bites Back: Throughout Season 1, Goldar was Rita's most loyal sycophant despite her constant verbal and physical abuse of him. Lord Zedd's taking over in Season 2 changed that. Now, given Zedd's Man Behind the Man status, Goldar expressing loyalty to him made sense. However, Goldar also proceeded to mock Rita to her face, claimed that he had always criticized her for her failures and took great pleasure in her dumpster exile. When she came back and married Zedd, he was still noticeably terse towards her.
- The Dragon: Rita's most powerful minion and the one who goes out fighting.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: During Season Three and more so in Season 2. At least Season 3 gave him the benefit of some victories (such as beating down Ninjor, which helped lead to his capture). Season 2 saw him routinely defeated in battle, even once by an unmorphed, powerless Tommy.
- Those Two Bad Guys: With Rito; they bicker and such.
- Villain Decay: He was hit here hard. In early episodes, he was a nighmarish opponent, more than a match for all five Rangers at once. But once he lost the element of surprise and they got accustomed to him, he slowly lost his edge. Jason handed him his first true defeat, and then Tommy handed him another. Around the time of Rita and Zedd's wedding, he had become little more of a joke and a parody of himself.
- Winged Humanoid: Although he often lost his wings for unexplained reason. He never actually used them to fly in the regular series. (But did so once in the movie.)
Squatt and Baboo
Squatt and Baboo
Voiced by: Michael Sorich (Squatt) and Colin Phillips (Baboo)
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Baboo straight-up vanishes after the villains flee the moon in the Zeo premiere. Squatt and Finster are gone for most of Zeo as well, but they reappear for the final battle in Space, still sans Baboo.
- Demoted to Extra: In the third season, when Rito and Goldar took their place as the bumbling duo. Note that they essentially served as Rito and Goldar's de-facto minions, which was arguably an improvement. In the second season, all they seemed to do was cower in fear of Lord Zedd or get yelled at by him.
- Evil Counterpart: To Bulk and Skull, to the limited extent that one pair is evil and the other is good. Lampshaded by Rita the first time she saw Bulk and Skull:"Great. A human Squat and Baboo."
- Minion with an F in Evil: In terms of outright evilness, they're not much good. Or even good at anything, outside a few early occasions. At one point, Squatt even declares a desire to take part in Halloween.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: In the 'Green With Evil' story arc, they actually helped push the bus that Bulk and Skull were trapped in over the cliff and if the Rangers hadn't formed the Megazord in time, they might have succeeded in killing them.
- Obsessed with Food: Both of them, but mostly Squatt. When Goldar specifically tells him that the magical eggs they're after aren't the type you eat, he wonders why eggs are any good if you can't eat them.
- Team Chef: Cooking seems to be one thing Babau can do competently, even though he uses some unorthodox ingredients. (Well, he cooks for other monsters, of course.)
- Too Dumb to Live: Oftentimes they messed up simple errands due to their own incompetence. For instance, when Rita tells them to get an invisibility formula from Trini's uncle, they find an unlabeled bottle and drink from it, something even most children know enough not to do. Fortunately for them, it only made them sick.
- Vile Villain, Laughable Lackey: These two were bumbling villains compared to Rita and Zedd.
Voiced by: Robert Axelrod
- Affably Evil: Polite to Rita despite abuse and seems more concerned with doing a good job than doing harm. Heck, at one point he actually says out loud that being a bad guy can be no fun at times.
- Alchemy Is Magic: "Alchemist" is the official title most sources give him, although he uses spellbooks and odd devices, putting clay models though a kiln-like contraption to turn them into monsters.
- The Bus Came Back: Starting with Zedd and Rita's wedding, he was back in business.
- Evil Genius: Every Monster of the Week is personally molded by him.
- Loyal to the Position: While mostly loyal to Rita, he'll do whatever almost any of the villains tell him to, including Zedd, Master Vile, and Goldar. He only draws the line with Rito.
- Mad Artist: Most of the monsters and Putties are clay dolls given life.
- Non-Action Guy: He rarely ever leaves the palace, and one time where he does go to Earth, he turns himself invisible to avoid detection. It can be assumed he has no fighting skills.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: He created a monster that Zordon expected to eat all the food in the world in 48 hours and when confronted by the Power Rangers quickly neutralized them by eating their Power Weapons, and the only reason it was defeated it was because it was defective (couldn't take spicy foods, and when the Rangers tricked it into eating some it was severely weakened and puked out the Power Weapons).
- Put on a Bus: He was largely absent during season two, mostly because Zedd created his own monsters, but see The Bus Came Back.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Did he survive Zordon's energy wave?
Portrayed by: Ami Kawai (Zyuranger footage), Sabrina Lu (Season 2)
Voiced by: Wendee Lee
- Ambiguously Human: She's either human or a Human Alien; her past is mostly in the dark, but she seems to be an old friend of Rita's. Unless the giant scorpion she transforms into when she grows is her true form.
- Bling of War: Like Goldar, Scorpina is dresses in a suit of golden armor.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: After her lone appearance in "Goldar's Vice-Versa" during Season 2, Scorpina was never seen again. Saban couldn't keep a full-time actress for her character and so she was dropped.note
- Dark Action Girl: Very much evil, and could go toe to toe with all five Rangers.
- Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: She looks and acts rather sweet when not in a combat situation, but when she is, look out. She's as ruthless and sadistic as Goldar, and Baboo claims she has just as violent a past.
- Homing Projectile: Her 'Sting' in her human form was an energy ball that bounced off one Ranger to hit another.
- One-Winged Angel: One of the first in Rangers, and definitely one of the most memorable, going from a pretty Asian woman◊ to a grotesque scorpion creature◊, although it seems she can only assume monstrous form while giant-sized.
- Minion Shipping: Small example, as she flirted with Goldar now and then, but little ever resulted.
- Scary Scorpions: She is named Scorpina for a reason, as she is based on scorpions. This becomes more apparent after transforming into the form of a huge scorpion creature.
- The Vamp: PG-rated example; he plan to ambush Adam involves some flirting and a feigned crush.
Portrayed by: Ed Neil
Voiced by: Robert Axelrod
- Ambiguously Jewish: ...No, really. Rewatch "The Wedding" and see Zedd get his groove on to that old Jewish wedding standby "Hava Nagila".
- Bad Boss: In the beginning of his tenure as Big Bad, he frequently insults his minions and blames them when a plan goes wrong, despite them not even taking part in said plan. After Executive Meddling made him much milder, he also tones down in insulting and blaming his minions and becomes a Benevolent Boss. He even goes as far as to save an amnesiac Rito and Goldar from being Bulk and Skull's slaves.
- The Bad Guy Wins: Zedd accomplished much after he married Rita, such as capturing Ninjor, nearly killing Kimberly, allowing Rita's brother Rito Revolto to destroy the Thunderzords and blowing up the Machine Empire in the Power Rangers Zeo finale "Good as Gold", just to name a few exploits. In season two, he didn't win any victories against the rangers, he flat out beat them. The three replacement rangers and Bulk and Skull both had an episode where Zedd would have flat out won if they hadn't stumbled apon the situation by pure luck. In Green No More if Goldar had have used the black hole maker thing instead of taunting Tommy Zedd would have would have one there as well.
- Berserk Button:
Goldar: We must recharge, master.
- Whenever Rito would call Lord Zedd "Ed"... it just wouldn't end well. At all. Then again, Rito was just a walking Berserk Button for all the other villains.
- Alpha 5 does this as well when Zedd invades the Command Center in "Changing of the Zords, Part 2":Lord Zedd: Oh, Alpha, you can come out of hiding.Alpha 5: [trembling] I don't like you... Ed!Lord Zedd: IT'S ZEDD, YOU BLINKING BUCKET OF BOLTS! LORD ZEDD!
- He also hates his rival Count Dregon. Even mentioning his name riles him up.Lord Zedd: I hate him! I despise him! He's too evil for his own good!
- He also hates it every time the Serpentera is out of power. He doesn't even want to hear anyone say it either.
Lord Zedd: Don't even say it! I hereby proclaim: no more using the word "recharge", ever again! Grr!
- Big Bad: Of the second season and much of the third season. He continued being a Bad in Power Rangers Zeo, but not the Big one. the Big Bad in Zeo is King Mondo.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: With Rita at the end of Season 2.
- Bizarre Alien Senses: He can view things on Earth's surface, or even across the galaxy, using telescopic vision.
- Body Horror: He has no skin, his brain is exposed, and who knows what's behind that face plate? It's been implied that the Zeo Crystal's forcefield did this to him when he tried to claim it.
- Brought to You by the Letter "S": He's big on the "Z" theming, from his Putties to his staff and even his head crest.
- But Not Too Evil: It is known among fans that Moral Guardians started complaining about him being too scary, forcing the showrunners to tone down his menacing attitude.
- Canon Foreigner: He has no Sentai counterpart.
- Composite Character: As with Dai Satan in regards to Bandora, he's Rita's boss and he takes Emperor Gorma XV's role as leader of the Dairanger monsters.
- Decomposite Character: Dai Satan's sentai footage was used for Lokar and the Gorma costume was later used for Master Org.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Some of his schemes involved trying to pit the Rangers against each other or trying to break their spirit by endangering others. His efforts only had the exact opposite effect, which always stunned him."I don't understand it. The more I divide them, the more they come together."
- Evil Overlord: "I am Lord Zedd, emperor of all I see."
- Evil Plan: When he first set up shop, his first multi-episode objective was to finish off the Green Ranger. Then he went to conquering the planet and wiping out the others.
- Evil Versus Evil: Not in the original series. In Zeo, however, Zedd and Rita return midway through the season and start competing with the Machine Empire for the right to conquer Earth. In the very end, Zedd and Rita are the ones who get the last laugh on the Machine Empire by blowing them to bits.
- Greater Scope Villain: In the first season, being Rita's superior.
- Heel–Face Turn: After being purified by the energy wave in Power Rangers in Space.
- Jaded Washout: From "The Wedding" onwards, he acts like less sinister Evil Overlord and more a frustrated married guy, but in terms of results, he becomes more effective.
- Knight of Cerebus: His first appearance makes him this trope, as he effortlessly gets rid of Rita, is build up by Zordon as a genuine threat, causing him to give the Rangers new Zords and acts much more menacing than the whiny Rita. He flat out beats the group several times and was only stopped by luck, used much more powerful monsters, had plans that pushed the rangers to their limits,(seriously they won by the skin of their teeth a lot in season 2) used mind control, attacked the rangers on a personal level and tried to break their team, had plans that were pure Nightmare Fuel like locking Tommy in a graveyard dimension to fight a never-ending supply of monsters, had a country sized zord, and BLEW UP A FREAKIN PLANET. Bad Ass Decay hit him pretty hard though.
- The Man Behind the Man: At the start of Season 2, it was revealed that Rita answered to Lord Zedd and was charged with conquering Earth for him. Her failure led to him taking a more direct role.
- Orcus on His Throne: This trope goes for any Ranger Big Bad, really, but it becomes really evident when (as noted above) Zedd effortlessly clobbers Tommy.
- Original Generation: Zedd has no Sentai counterpart; he was an entirely American concept to help spruce up the show in the second season. It worked.
- Took a Level in Badass: Averted. He got more onscreen victories after he married Rita but they were much smaller scale than the flat victories he had when he was solo. He also Took a Level in Dumbass after the marriage and was nerfed pretty hard. In his introduction it was mad clear that Zedd's monsters were much more powerful than Finster's and he could make them much more easily and he had no use for him. From the marriage to the end of In Space Zedd seems to have forgotten this and needs Finster to make monsters for him. His monsters, as a whole, were less threating and powerful than before and his plans became a lot sillier. He mad a monster to make Tommy over eat. A guy who once put the earth off its axis made a monster to make his enemy over-eat...
- Unholy Matrimony: With Rita.
Voiced by: Bob Papenbrook
- Affably Evil: He's dim, but friendly with the other villains. He even gave Goldar a Christmas present at one point. He even likes Zedd even though he never met him beforehand. Knowing he's his brother-in-law now was enough for him to like the guy.
- Alliterative Name: Like his sister Rita in that regard.
- Ascended Extra: His Kakuranger counterpart was no slouch, but Rito had a far larger role that spanned two whole seasons.
- Body Paint: The left hand side of his body is camo-painted.
- The Brute: Is very stupid, but also very strong, being at least as powerful as Goldar. Therefore, he gets send out to do most of the dirty work.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Was last seen at the very end of Zeo and never returned. Real Life Writes the Plot, as his suit fell into disrepair. It reportedly had to be patched up more than once during Zeo.
- Cool Helmet: He wears a camo-painted Army helmet.
- Cool Sword: He wields a sword with a skeleton motif to it.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He's as powerful as Goldar.
- A Day in the Limelight: "Wizard for a Day", when he took over when Zedd and Rita wanted to take a break. (Most of it was their way of saying, "Let's see you do better!" and they proved their point.)
- Dem Bones: He looks like a skeleton with elements of a modern soldier.
- Dumb Muscle: Is one of the dumbest villains in Rita and Zedd's gang, but still packs quite a punch. In fact, he managed to destroy the Thunderzords during his first appearance.
- Fire-Breathing Weapon: Also in his arsenal is a flamethrower. Looks cool, but didn't help him against the Ninja Megazord.
- Iron Butt Monkey: He was tough enough to survive the Megazord's finishing blow (in the American version), not that he was ever keen on trying again.
- Jetpack: "So, you wanna take to the sky, do ya? I can do that." (Just not very well, as they knocked him out of the sky in one punch.)
- Laughably Evil: Most of the evil things he does other than defeating the Thunder Megazord fall under this. For instance, he manages to place Master Vile's Orb of Doom in the right spot entirely due to dumb luck.
- Noodle Incident: The reason he's a skeleton dates back to when he and Rita were kids and Rita was upset because their folks didn't give her the "nice little planet to rule" that she wanted. So Rito, being the idiot he is, gave her a fire-breathing dragon to cheer her up, which she used to burn their parents' house down.
- Related in the Adaptation: Yokai Daimao and Gasha Dokuro never even met Witch Bandora, much less are her family.
- Running Gag: His habit of referring to Zedd as "Ed", along with the fits Zedd threw as a result.
- Spared by the Adaptation: His Kakuranger counterpart did not survive his fight with the Ninja Megazord.
- The Thing That Would Not Leave: He showed up to give Rita and Zedd a wedding present, and then just stuck around, much to their constant annoyance.
- Those Two Bad Guys: With Goldar.
- Too Dumb to Live: Often. Rito feels the best way to shut off a bomb is to hit it with a hammer, and that's just the top of the list.
- Uncleanliness Is Next to Ungodliness: He's known to have incredibly foul body odor, so much that he even was able to shock Bulk and Skull awake with it in one episode. Exactly how a skeletal warrior like him with no skin and thus no sweat glands can attain such a stink is best left unexplained.
- Undying Loyalty: For all his faults Rito's loyalty to his big sister Rita is without question.
- The Worf Effect: He did manage to defeat the Thunder Megazord (with help) but that was the only thing he did right; he was quickly worfed himself by the Ninjazord.
Voiced by: Tom Wyner
- The Bad Guy Wins: Apparently the case in his own galaxy, as he states before running off that he's going back home, where the bad guys can WIN.
- Big Bad: At the end of the third season.
- Demoted to Extra: He only appeared in seven episodes (with two cameos in later seasons). His Kakuranger counterpart had a more sizable role.
- Dirty Coward: Is notable for being the first villain in Power Rangers to actually give up and flee after things don't go his way.
- Eviler Than Thou: During his tenure, he often tried to demonstrate he was this to Zedd.
- Genre Savvy: After being defeated one time too many by the Power Rangers, he realizes this battle is unwinnable and decides to return to his home galaxy, where, according to him, good never wins.
- Related in the Adaptation: Yokai Daimao and Gasha Dokuro never even met Witch Bandora, much less are her family.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: At the end of "Alien Rangers of Aquitar", after the Aquitian Rangers defeat his latest monster, Vile decides to head back to his own galaxy, much to Zedd's delight.
- Villainous Breakdown: After the Alien Rangers defeat his latest monster, he throws a tantrum and basically just leaves in a blind rage.
Voiced by: Brad Orchard
- Arch-Enemy: Hydro Hog serves as this to the Aquitian Rangers.
- Ascended Extra: Hydro Hog's Sentai counterpart was a minor Monster of the Week as oppose to being a Big Bad to a group of Rangers.
- Final Boss: Serves as the final physical threat to the Rangers for the Mighty Morphin era.
- The Heavy: Hydro Hog is summoned to help Zedd and Rita destroy the Rangers in the final three episodes while Golder and Rita attempt to steal the Zeo Crystal.
- No Sell: He manages to block the Shogun Megazord's Fire Saber Finisher fairly easily and counterattack. Although the same couldn't be said for the Shogun Megafalconzord's finisher.
- Villain of Another Story: Hydro Hog serves as the Big Bad to the Aquitian Rangers before being summoned by Rita and Zedd to help them defeat the Rangers on Earth.
- Villain Team-Up: Zedd and Rita recruit him from Aquitar to help them destroy his Arch Enemies the Aquitian Rangers.
Portrayed by: Paul Freeman
- Adult Fear: While adults are actually the targets here, one has to shudder a little at the thought of a villain so easily convincing kids to accept something from a stranger, something parents tend to warn them about.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: He mentions several horrific things he missed out while he was imprisoned: "The Black Plague! The Spanish Inquisition! The Brady Bunch Reunion!" That last one was a Throw It In by the actor that everyone working on the project loved.
- Big Bad: Of the first movie.
- Blob Monster: Ivan Ooze and his servants are made of purple goo.
- Canon Foreigner: Has no Sentai counterpart. He also only exists in Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie continuity.
- Card-Carrying Villain: His Large Ham introduction to the Rangers says it all:"I am the galactically feared, globally reviled, universally despised... They call me Ivan Ooze!"
- Child Hater: He doesn't really care for teenagers, and mocks Zordon for using "a bunch of kids" to fight for him.
- Deadpan Snarker: This exchange in particular:Tommy: We're the Power Rangers!
- The Dreaded: His introduction to the Rangers says it all; "galactically feared" and all.
- Dug Too Deep: The Egg he was sealed in was unearthed by a construction crew.
- Eviler Than Thou: After destroying the Commander Center, he announces that he's taking over Rita and Zedd's operation. When they disagree, he shrinks them and traps them in a snow-globe.
- Faux Affably Evil: His politeness is a mask to hide his villainous personality.
- Filler Villain: He existed solely for the purpose for having a villain in the first movie. He gets no mention in the series.
- Incoming Ham: "Ladies and gentlemen! The Oooooze is BACK!"
- Instrument of Murder: He uses a lightning-shooting flute to wreck the Command Center.
- Large Ham: He is probably one of the most deliciously hammy villains the series has had; he takes on a persona and he plays Evil Is Hammy for all it's worth. It's clear Paul Freeman had a blast playing him."From this moment forth the world as you know it as shall cease to exist! WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE!" (Beam away in purple light)
- The Nose Knows: He realizes the Rangers are coming because he smells teenagers - he doesn't like said odor much.
- Original Generation: He exists only in the movie, which is considered non-canon.
- Pop-Cultured Badass: He's a fan of The Brady Bunch and notes the Brady Bunch reunion as among the things he missed out on while imprisoned.
- Psychic-Assisted Suicide: He takes control of the minds of Angel Grove's adults, who are then commanded to "leap to their doom" into a massive hole on a construction site. The kid of the movie Fred rally the kids and Bulk and Skull to save the adults as the Rangers battle Ooze, with one of the kids holding them back with a water cannon, but it's not until Ooze's demise that his spell is broken and the adults are returned to normal.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: He had been trapped underground for 6,000 years until his containment chamber was accidentally unearthed by a construction crew and later opened by Lord Zedd.
- Snake Oil Salesman: He doesn't sell his ooze to kids, he gives it away for free; still, he does so in the Medicine Show routine that members of the trope are famous for.
- The Starscream: Was released by Rita and Zedd to fill the role of his latest monster. Instead, he betrays the evil duo by imprisoning them into a snowing globe and taking over command over the villains.
- Villain Override: He merges with Hornitor after Scorpitron is destroyed.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: He first encounters the Rangers while morphed into a cop.
Lokar the Terrible
Lokar the Terrible
Portrayed by: Masahiko Urano
Voiced by: Robert Axelrod
- Breath Weapon: His Breath of Doom.
- Decomposite Character: His Sentai counterpart's role as Bandora/Rita's master went to Lord Zedd.
- Demoted to Extra: Kind of. He had a minor role in Zyuranger too, but he was Bandora's (Rita's Sentai counterpart) master. Here his relation to Rita isn't as quite defined but he appears to more of an ally of hers instead of a servant.
- Flying Face: He looks like a giant floating head with spines on his head.
- Eldritch Abomination: Tellingly, his Zyuranger analogue was the Devil.
- Enigmatic Minion: Rita refers to him as "heavy artillery", and Baboo claims he nearly wiped them all out the last time she summoned him, but other than that he's basically Robert Axelrod giving a preview of his Lord Zedd voice.
- Evil Laugh: Which is in fact the only form of speech he displays. Though at one point he said "Feel the power of Lokar!".
- Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: He only appears in a few episodes and nothing is known about his backstory.
- Karma Houdini: Possibly; he disappears after the first season and is never seen again. He may have been destroyed by the Z wave though.note
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: He disappears for good after coming close to death and seeing his work on Goldar's zord get destroyed a few times too many. (He suffered from Your Head A-Splode in the sentai, but they cut this, likely for being both disturbing and cheap at the same time.)
- Spared By Adaptation: Lokar survives after nearly getting killed, but his Japanese counterpart was blown to bits.
The Putty Patrollers
The Putty Patrollers
- Golem: They are artificial beings made from clay, making them really resemble Golems. Their original Japanese counterparts were even called Golem-Soldiers.
- Master of Disguise: Oddly enough, yes. They were sometimes able to disguise themselves as humans, and even the Rangers were usually fooled, at least initially.
- Mooks: These creatures filled the role during Rita's tenure as Big Bad. They weren't exactly mindless, however, quite a few were shown to have intelligence and personality. Seriously, Jason even encountered a particularly smart one that could drive.
- The Unintelligible: Usually, their "speech" consisted of mumbling noises, although they could talk when disguised as humans.
The Z-Putty Patrollers
- Attack Its Weak Point: Possess a rather large "Z"-emblem on their chest. Hitting them on it will disintegrate them very quickly.
- Elite Mooks: They are stupidly tough and durable, far more than most monsters on the show, the Z spot weakness is the only reason they are beatable. Even then their a lot tougher than Rita's putties as they only have one spot to hit as appose to the much easier damaged vanilla putties. They were also a lot more competent, catching the rangers several times and being more intelligent and useful.
- Master of Disguise: Just like Rita's.
- Replacement Mooks: Are this to Rita's putties.
- Summon Magic: Are summoned by Lord Zedd's magic staff, rather than created by clay.
- Bird People: Are a race of anthropomorphic crows.
- Evil vs. Evil: In the final episode of Zeo, the Tengas represent Zedd and Rita in one of these against the Cogs on behalf of Mondo... and win.
- Expy: Possibly. In the first movie, Ivan Ooze's second set of mooks are called Tengu Warriors, who look exactly like the Tengas. They were only used once in the movie (as were their predecessors, the Ooze-Men), and since rumors circled that the original "new mooks" come season 3 were originally Rat Men, this change was probably for the better.
- Feathered Fiend: They really deserve this title, as they are the most dangerous set of Mooks faced by the Mighty Morphin team of rangers.
- Hidden Depths: Every season from the first to the 4th has had their own foot soldiers that are stronger than the last. That changed when the season 3 Tangas proved to be stronger than their season 4 (Zeo) counterparts the Cogs when they won a savage against them fight in the final episode of Zeo.
- Pyrrhic Victory: In Zeo they have a brutal fight with a group of Cogs (the foot soldiers of that season) and surprisingly win... at the cost of only a single one of them, heavily wounded, missing many feathers and losing even more just by moving, being able to walk away from the fight.
- Replacement Mooks: Are the permanent replacements to the previous Z-Putty Patrollers.
- Sole Survivor: At the end of the team fight between the Tengas and the Cogs in "Good as Gold" only a single Tenga warrior is left standing.
- Took a Level in Badass: Master Vile gave them some magical food that increased their strength by large amounts. The Rangers had to pull out their newest power upgrade just to defeat them at that point. Continued into Zeo, where they defeat a group of Cogs in the last episode.
- Villain Exit Stage Left: Frequently flee the battlefield when things don't go their way.