Characters / Power Rangers Zeo

Our Heroes

Kat Hillard / Zeo Ranger I | (Actress: Catherine Sutherland)

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

  • Action Girl: Wasn't much of one in Mighty Morphin, but she's definitely grown into one here.

Tanya Sloan / Zeo Ranger II | (Actress: Nakia Burrise)

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

  • Dual Wield: She was Zeo Ranger 2, and had that going for her a bit.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Her nunchucks.
  • Instant Expert: Despite having only become a Ranger in the last five minutes of Mighty Morphin', Tanya has no problem morphing or fighting with the others in the second episode.
  • Tomboy: Well, definitely the most tomboyish female ranger up until that point.
  • Ship Tease: With Adam.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Kat's Girly Girl.
  • Younger Than They Look: It's bad enough her actress wasn't really a teen, but Nakia looked even older than her real age.

Rocky DeSantos / Zeo Ranger III | (Actor: Steve Cardenas)

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

  • 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.
  • Heroic BSOD: 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.

Adam Park / Zeo Ranger IV | (Actor: 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.

  • 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.

Tommy Oliver / Zeo Ranger V | (Actor: 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".
  • 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.

Trey of Triforia / Gold Ranger I | (Actors: Tom, Tim and Ted DiFilippo)

Jason Lee Scott / Gold Ranger II | (Actor: 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.

  • Cast from Hit Points: The Gold Ranger powers are tied in to Jason's life-force, and so the Machine Empire do their best to wear him down, which causes his powers to start fritzing by the end of the series. It gets bad enough that Jason nearly dies.
  • Sixth Ranger: Joins the team three quarters into the series, and remains with them up until the finale when the Gold Ranger powers return to Trey.
  • Unexpected Character: The original leader of the Rangers was the last person anyone expected to serve as Trey's stand-in.

Their Friends

Billy Cranston | (Actor: David Yost)

  • Demoted to Extra: He's no longer a Ranger here, just Mission Control.
  • Put on a Bus: In "Rangers of Two Worlds".
    • Real Life Writes the Plot: David Yost reportedly didn't like the slurs against his homosexuality on the set and walked off before the writers could make up a story to write him out.
  • Rapid Aging: Apparently the explosion messed with his molcule more then he thought as they aged him into an old man. Forcing him to have to go with the Aquaians homeworld to restore his youth. He winds up staying there when he falls in love with one of the female scientists and that is the last we see of him until Power Rangers Megaforce. Albeit as a Fake Shemp.
  • Red Herring: Was suspected by Rocky and the fans to be the Gold Ranger. Tried to be said Ranger - but particles his body received from the Command Center's explosion rejected the power.
  • The Smart Guy: A rare example where there is a Five-Man Band, but he's not in it.
  • Artistic License - Physics: "Negatively charged proton molecules"?

Zordon | (Actor: Bob Manahan)

  • Big Good: Just like previous seasons.
  • Demoted to Extra: With Billy taking on the role of Mission Control, Zordon starts to feel redundant after a few episodes.

Alpha 5 | (Voice actor: Richard Steven Horvitz)

Auric the Conqueror | (Voice actor: Derek Stephen Prince)

  • 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.

Ernie | (Actor: Richard Genelle)

  • Ascended Extra: After three years of being a recurring character, Ernie was promoted to main cast for Zeo.

Bulk & Skull | (Actors: Paul Schrier and Jason Narvy)

Lt./Det. Stone | (Actor: Gregg Bullock)

  • Ascended Extra: As with Ernie, Stone was promoted to main cast after being a recurring character.
  • Bad Boss —> Benevolent Boss: Played both ways. 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.
  • 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.

Their Enemies

King Mondo | (Voice actor: 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: For Zeo.
  • Child Hater: He really dislikes human children.
  • 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.
  • 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 | (Voice actress: Alex Borstein)

  • 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 | (Voice actress: Barbara Goodson)

  • Bratty Half-Pint: He's a litte kid, after all. Most of his brattiness is directed at Clank.
  • Decomposite Character: The two bodies of Prince Buldont from Ohranger become two separate characters with Buldont's Prince for going to Prince Sprocket.
  • Genre Savvy: Sprocket actually figures out that growing to giant size and fighting a Zord is a death sentence for a Power Rangers villain, and manages to trick Gasket and Archerina into doing exactly that in an attempt to kill them. And it very nearly works.
  • 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).

Klank & Orbus | (Voice actors: Oliver Page and Barbara Goodson)

  • Catch Phrase: Klank tends to say "Around and around and away we / ye go!" when tossing Orbus at a monster.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Louie Kaboom | (Voice actor: Lex Lang)

  • 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.
  • 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.

Prince Gasket | (Voice actor: Doug Sloan)

  • Always Someone Better
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: His Ohranger counterpart just exploded instead of shrinking back down to normal size.
  • The Unfavorite: Became this to King Mondo after he married Archerina, daughter of a sworn enemy of Mondo.
  • "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 | (Voice actress: Melora Harte)

  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Rival: Views Katherine as such.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Same as Gasket.
  • Stripperific: For all intents and purposes, she was a robot wearing metal lingerie. There was even lace trim around it.