With the incredibly gritty Power Rangers reboot in theaters now, the Rangers of our childhoods are on lots of people’s minds. But do you remember how straight-up bonkers the original show’s monsters were? From disgusting garbage pigs to gigantic tick-creatures, there was no end to the pun-based foam and rubber suits that fought our heroes on a regular basis. So specific were their character traits, that I’m about to give you seven of the weirdest Power Rangers villains that were all somehow based on music.
Pumpkin-based villains are, by-and-large, pretty much the coolest (see also, Hobgoblin, Headless Horseman, other antagonists that start with “H”). The cool factor drops significantly when terrible raps in that early ’90s-style of TV rap comes into play (why was this decade so obsessed with waving its hands in the air?). But hey, at least we can check the pumpkin thing off the list.
Look, I know it wasn’t intentional, but Guitardo sounds like some sort of epithet that I shouldn’t even be thinking. Power Rangers was a product of the early ’90s, so of course there was gonna be a guitar-slangin’ baddie. But, like, can’t I just call him Guitar Guy? I’m gonna call him Guitar Guy.
Somnibot! Now THERE’S a name I can get into. Technically, Somnibot was more sleep-themed than anything, but her head turned into an AMP for her lullabies, so I’m throwing her in the music category, if for nothing else for that badass name.
Trumpet Top sounds more like a hybrid of an unnamed goblin of a president (could be anyone, def not naming names, guys) and a similarly goblin-esque prop comic. If only we could get Saxophone Top, and maybe Trombone Top, we could have a whole ska band of Power Rangers villains.
There’s a whole bunch of layers of wordplay here, from the fact that Lipsyncher sings, to the fact that there’s also a whole bunch of lipstick tubes protruding from her body. Look, one pun would’ve been enough, but this is getting into quadruple-entendre territory.
Dischordia, a singing diva of a creature, shouldn’t be considered a villain for trying to destroy the world or end the lives of our teen heroes. No, she should be cast from society for, according to the Power Rangers wiki, ordering a hot fudge sundae with jalapenos. Whoever even thought that into being is the real villain here.
Woah, are you kidding? Power Rangers had a villain with the impossibly metal name of HATE MASTER? And while the Hate Master was apparently yet another villain that would combat the Rangers with awful rapping, his name is still sick as hell. So go ahead and do lame raps, Hate Master — I’ll be waving my hands in the air and, so for the first time, I actually won’t care.
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