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Kat Hillard / Zeo Ranger I

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Portrayed by: Catherine Sutherland

Note: This section is only for tropes used in Zeo. For the rest, see the character sheets for Mighty Morphin, and Turbo.

  • The Ace: Has several hobbies and skills and does them perfectly. Adam and Tanya lampshade this.
  • The Chick: She finds herself in the stereotypical "chick" role quite often, maybe even more so than Kimberly.
  • Fish out of Water: Both the character and the actor. It made the blooper reel.
    Catherine: Chip?
    Johnny and Austin: French Fry!
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Her signature weapon.
  • The Smart Girl: Sometimes.
  • Soapbox Sadie: The whole team is willing to help out but she really prides herself on giving back to the community.
  • Team Mom: Very mature and motherly.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Tanya's Tomboy.

Tanya Sloan / Zeo Ranger II

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Portrayed by: Nakia Burrise

Note: This section is only for tropes used in Zeo. For the rest, see the character sheet for Power Rangers Turbo.

Rocky DeSantos / Zeo Ranger III

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Portrayed by: Steve Cardenas

Note: This section is only for tropes used in Zeo. For the rest, see the character sheet for Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers.

  • Big Eater
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: His signature weapon
  • Butt-Monkey: Rocky has the absolute worst luck. Throughout the series all manner of unfortunate things happen to him, starting with being demoted down to blue ranger, getting unfairly blamed for problems, nearly being turned into a plant by a monster created from a plant he'd accidentally created. It eventually reaches its apex in the transition between Zeo and Turbo when he's hospitalised.
  • The Everyman
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: Went through one in "Mondo's Last Stand" when he was convinced that Jason was replacing him.
  • Hurricane of Puns: When he got turned into a plant in "A Few Bad Seeds". Which also involved some Getting Crap Past the Radar. He made some fairly suggestive comments about Kat.
  • I Always Wanted to Say That: In "Invasion of the Ranger Snatchers", the Rangers are on horseback, and Rocky says "Let's head 'em off at the pass!"
  • The Lancer: Properly this time. His comedic and goofy persona helps balance out Tommy, the almost perfect leader.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: This is pretty much his role on the team now and he's not very happy about it.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Adam's Sensitive Guy.

Adam Park / Zeo Ranger IV

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Portrayed by: Johnny Yong Bosch

Note: This section is only for tropes used in Zeo. For the rest, see the character sheets for Mighty Morphin, and Turbo.

  • An Axe to Grind: His signature weapon.
  • The Big Guy: He's still quiet and gentle, but is seen practicing martial arts more often than any other character, and that's saying a lot on this show.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Johnny Yong Bosch claims that about halfway through this season (Power Rangers being his very first acting job) he figured out Adam could be funny.
  • Genius Bruiser: He does martial arts and he is rather smart.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive Guy to Rocky's Manly Man
  • Ship Tease: With Tanya.
  • The Smart Guy: Often filled this role.

Tommy Oliver / Zeo Ranger V

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Portrayed by: Jason David Frank

Note: This section is only for tropes used in Zeo. For the rest, see the character sheets for Mighty Morphin, Turbo, and Dino Thunder.

  • Criminal Amnesiac: Had his mind messed about by Prince Gasket in "King for a Day".
  • Evil Is Hammy: In "King for a Day", Prince Gasket brainwashed Tommy into thinking he was their king and that the other Power Rangers were his enemies. He then proceed to act just as hammy as he did when he was the evil Green Ranger.
  • Evil Laugh: Got it back when he was brainwashed in "King for a Day".
  • The Hero
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: His signature weapon as the tradition with most Red Rangers.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: As the Red Ranger, Tommy is in charge, gets his own individual Zord, and is usually the one to use the Battle Wield.
  • The Leader: Even lead the bad guys at one point
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: His outfits are less fanservice-y now but the trope still applies.
  • Two First Names

Trey of Triforia / Gold Ranger I

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Portrayed by: Tom, Tim and Ted DiFilippo
Voiced by: Brad Hawkins

Jason Lee Scott / Gold Ranger II

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Portrayed by: Austin St. John

Note: This section is only for tropes used in Zeo. For the rest, see the character sheet for Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers.

  • Unexpected Character: The original leader of the Rangers was the last person anyone expected to serve as Trey's stand-in.

    Allies 

Billy Cranston

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Portrayed by: David Yost

Zordon

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Voiced by: Bob Manahan

Alpha 5

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Auric the Conqueror

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  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He was last seen in "Rangers of Two Worlds, Part 2" unsuccessfully facing the monsters controlling the Megazords. Unlike with Ninjor, the show didn't provide even the slimmest explanation of where he went afterwards.
  • The Kid with the Remote Control: How he basically functions. While a sentient being in his own right, he can only be awakened and serves the wielder of the Gold Powers (aka: the Gold Ranger).
  • Sealed Good in a Can: Is normally trapped in the form of a small tiki head with a key hole in the back. The Gold Ranger's staff serves as the key.

Ernie

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Portrayed by: Richard Genelle

Bulk & Skull

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Portrayed by: Paul Schrier (Bulk) and Jason Narvy (Skull)

  • Badass Normal: In "King for a Day, Part 2," they fended off Cogs, the mooks that Rangers preferred to fight while morphed.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With each other.
  • Plucky Comic Relief
  • Those Two Guys: As always, they are (almost) never seen without each other. note 

Lieutenant/Detective Stone

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Portrayed by: Gregg Bullock

  • Ascended Extra: As with Ernie, Stone was promoted to main cast after being a recurring character.
  • Badass Normal: In "Graduation Blues," he stumbled upon Goldar and Rito - thinking an invasion was a foot. He chased them all over the park to try to arrest them. Granted, the two were amnesic and not up to no good, but Stone didn't know that.
  • Hidden Depths: Stone turns out to have enough knowledge on coffee to write an entire book on the subject.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: No matter how much they inevitably screw up, he never stops assigning Bulk and Skull to tasks.
    • However, he does finally get wise by the end of the series.
  • Mean Boss: He switches this and Benevolent Boss. He's prone to yelling and punishment, but of course, he's the boss of Bulk and Skull. Given their antics, anyone else would've fired them immediately, but Stone obviously has a soft spot for them.
  • Must Have Caffeine: He knows so much about coffee, he's written a book on the subject. titled In the Know About Joe.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure

    Villains 

King Mondo

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Voiced by: David Stenstrom

  • Adipose Rex: Mondo's a big-built 'bot. On more than one occasion, Machina's dialogue suggests he's got the robot equivalent of blood pressure problems.
  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of Zeo.
  • Cross-Popping Veins: A fixed set of them are molded onto King Mondo's faceplate.
  • Cut His Heart Out with a Spoon: Downplayed. While he did once threaten to punish Klank's failure by making him "spend the next thousand years picking up scrap metal on the dark side of Alpha Centuri", he never followed through.
  • Child Hater: He really dislikes human children.
  • Crazy-Prepared: After falling to the Rangers, he had some unknown servants gather what was left, and was rebuilt by someone or something in a secret location that even his family didn't know about. Machina claims that it has happened before.
  • Graceful Loser: At least most of the time, and especially compared to most other 'Zordon Era' Power Ranger villains where whenever the Rangers foil his plans, he usually just calmly declares that he'll defeat them next time. though even that starts to crumble at times.
  • Happily Married: To Queen Machina. The two spend a lot of their screen-time complimenting each other, or exchanging cutesy nicknames with one another.
  • Motive Decay: When the Machine Empire first attacked Earth, it's because "our solar system is the final link in a chain of galaxies already conquered" by them. Conquering Earth would effectively give them control of the universe (or at least enough of it to prevent any opposition). The Zeo Rangers were initially viewed as an "interesting diversion" to make the conquest more entertaining. By the end of the season, though, Mondo is more interested in defeating the Rangers. Possibly justified in that the Rangers repeatedly defeated him (including briefly destroying him), making it personal.
  • Nonindicative Name: He's the king of the Machine Empire. Wrong title there.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Like any other Ranger Big Bad, he directs monsters against the Rangers. The trope is subverted, though, when he does fight the Rangers in "Mondo's Last Stand" and "Good as Gold." They wind up having no more trouble beating him than the average monster.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: His Ohranger counterpart didn't get rebuilt. Although his fate does catch up with him in In Space.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: A villainous example, having fought the Rangers personally on more than one occasion. Although he's not much tougher than your average Monster of the Week.

Queen Machina

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Voiced by: Alex Borstein

  • Affably Evil: Unlike most villains in the franchise, she isn't prone to temper tantrums or rage, and rarely even raises her voice; indeed, if not for the content of what she says, one might not even assume she was evil.
  • Child Hater: Much like her husband, Machina really doesn't like children, especially well-behaved ones.
  • High-Class Glass: Wears a monocle on her left eye.
  • Non-Mammal Mammaries: But not quite so much as Archerina
  • Oh, No... Not Again!: Her reaction to Mondo being blown up. Sprocket understandably questions this, causing her to reveal Mondo was just rebuilt.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Despite being co-head of the Machine Empire, Machina never gets involved in a fight, and barely ever creates or even hires a monster. When Louie Kaboom takes over, she makes no direct effort to fight him.
  • Parental Favouritism: Between Gasket and Sprocket, when the two are together, she prefers Gasket, snubbing Sprocket as "the baby" right to his face.
  • So Proud of You: Only not because of some accomplishment, but because Gasket and Sprocket are bickering with one another.

Prince Sprocket

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Voiced by: Barbara Goodson

  • Bratty Half-Pint: He's a litte kid, after all. Most of his brattiness is directed at Klank.
  • Decomposite Character: The two bodies of Prince Buldont from Ohranger become two separate characters with Buldont's Prince form going to Prince Sprocket.
  • Glad I Thought of It: In some episodes, he's on either end of this where evil plans are concerned. In one case, he wants credit for his idea, doesn't get it, then blames Klank when things go wrong.
  • Off with His Head!: Rita and Zedd's bomb blows Sprocket's head clean off (with his decapitated head being in full view when last seen).
  • Uriah Gambit: His plan to get rid of Gasket was this, offering to use Klank and Orbus so they could fight the Megazord personally. (So the Rangers would cut them down and he'd be rid of them.)

Klank & Orbus

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Voiced by: Oliver Page (Klank) and Barbara Goodson (Orbus)

  • Catch-Phrase: Klank tends to say "Around and around and away we / ye go!" when tossing Orbus at a monster.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Klank is about the size of a human, Orbus is about the size of a cat.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Orbus gets a number of digs in, usually at Klank's expense. Also when making a monster grow, Orbus usually makes a quip somehow related to their powers.
  • Expy: Klank is pretty much an evil Scottish version of C3PO.
  • Eye Beams: Fighting isn't their forte, but Klank has this when he has to. Well, beam singular, given as he has only one eye.
  • Funny Robot: Most villain-originated humor on the show comes from their arguing.
  • Make My Monster Grow: Klank throws Orbus at the fallen body of the monster of the day, making it grow.
    Klank: This is my favorite part of our battles, Orbus.
    Orbus: Sure, I do all the work.
  • Scotland: Klank is Scottish. There's no specific reason for this, but it does make him a fairly memorable minion.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: They're kind of like evil versions of R2D2 and C3PO as far as attitude towards each other is concerned
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: They aren't shown during Zordon's Energy Wave so it's unknown if they survived.

Louie Kaboom

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Voiced by: Lex Lang

  • Alas, Poor Villain: You almost feel sorry for him, given how he anguished he was, pleading to Archerina (who clearly didn't care) to forgive him, right before he exploded.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Sought to takeover the Machine Empire (and win over Machina). He does succeed with the former, but his run only lasts an episode before Gasket and Archerina show up.
  • Killed Off for Real: Was defeated in battle with the Megazord, and unlike most of the villains, never made a return. (Justified, naturally, as it is doubtful Zedd or the Machine Empire wanted him around enough to rebuild him.)
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Created by Lord Zedd and Rita to takeover the Machine Empire in Mondo's absence. Of course, they almost immediately lost control of him.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Archerina turns him into this and sets him loose against the Rangers.
  • The Starscream: While usurping King Mondo's Throne, he mispronounced everyone's name from the beginning. He also banished Machina and Sprocket three episodes later.

Prince Gasket

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Voiced by: Douglas Sloan

  • Always Someone Better: He's this to Sprocket.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: He sought to become leader of the Machine Empire in King Mondo's absence, but failed to achieve any serious victories that would allow that ascension. Plus, he beat a hasty retreat after Mondo came back.
  • Big Brother Bully: Sprocket clearly has bad memories that date back to before Gasket eloped.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Oh brother, this guy successfully kidnaps Tommy and decides he's going to brainwash him to fight his team. As if that ever worked before. Eventually, he wises up and decides to do them in after they de-morph, but then it becomes clear it's too late to do so.
  • Cain and Abel: With his little brother, Sprocket. Gasket openly declares his intentions to take Sprocket to pieces to his face, but Sprocket ultimately wins out by nearly tricking his brother into getting killed by the Rangers.
  • Decomposite Character: The two bodies of Prince Buldont from Ohranger become two separate characters with Buldont's Kasier form going to Prince Gasket.
  • Demoted to Extra: He was the Final Boss in Ohranger.
  • Dirty Coward: What he becomes when his dad finally decides to have a word with him.
  • First-Name Basis: Every major villain will usually know the Rangers' names and tend to address them as such, but Gasket took it a bit farther. He refers to the Red Zeo Ranger not as "Tommy," but his actual first name ("Thomas").
  • Long Bus Trip: When Mondo finally cornered him, Gasket fled with Archerina and never returned.
    • Real Life Writes the Plot: The costumes for both him and Archerina practically disintegrated. Some parts were salvaged for later use, but the complete suits were irreparable.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Unlike the rest of his family, he's not the type to sit on the sidelines.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: His Ohranger counterpart just exploded instead of shrinking back down to normal size.
  • The Starscream: His rather blatant attempt to gain the throne of the Machine Empire (even though Mondo has disowned him as heir) makes him one.
  • The Unfavorite: Became this to King Mondo after he married Archerina, daughter of a sworn enemy of Mondo.
  • Warrior Prince: Unlike his father, he's not shy about fighting, and seems to never be without his weapon.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Part of the reason he sought to become leader of the Machine Empire was to prove that he was a worthy heir.

Princess Archerina

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Voiced by: Melora Harte

  • Battle Couple: with Gasket.
  • Dark Action Girl: Much like Gasket, she's capable in a fight, and has even initiated it once.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: She developed a grudge against Kat (the Pink Ranger) very quickly (even though the two had never previously met), simply because she detested the fact that there was another female warrior around who liked bows and the color pink. (That's right. This was a rare case where the villain was actually upset with the realization that she and the heroine might be Not So Different.)
  • Fembot
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Zigzagged. Archerina does tend to use a bow and arrows in combat, but on occasion she will use a sword as well.
  • Lady of War: Even more so than Gasket, and had at times fought alongside him.
  • Long Bus Trip
  • Love Potion: She has arrows that can cause the target to fall in love with her, as she did to Louie.
  • Non-Mammal Mammaries: Just about every Power Rangers villain has these, but Archerina goes above and beyond. It's easy to understand why Prince Gasket pulled a Romeo and Juliet to get with her.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Her Ohranger counterpart Princess Multiwa is Machina's counterpart Hysteria's niece. In Zeo, she's only related by marriage.
  • The Rival: Views Katherine as such.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Same as Gasket.
  • The Straight and Arrow Path: Her Weapon of Choice; she has arrows that explode and ones that act as a Love Potion.
  • Stripperific: For all intents and purposes, she was a robot wearing metal lingerie. There was even lace trim around it.
  • Uriah Gambit: She clearly had this in mind when she made Louie fall in love with her and told him to go after the Rangers, although she hoped he could take them out too.
  • The Vamp: Probably only effective on other robots, but she can entrance males via her arrows and make them follow her bidding.


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