Top 10 Worst Power Rangers Characters

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Top 10 Worst Power Rangers Characters

VOICE OVER: Dan Paradis
Written by Joey Turner

Not EVERY character is a morphenomenal success. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we're counting down the Top 10 Worst Power Rangers Characters.

For this list, we'll be looking at the Rangers, villains, and allies alike. Who were unlikable, had terrible characterization, wasted potential, barely contributing to the plot, or were just overall annoying. We decided to set a limit of two entries per season because honestly, some of these season's casts were so bad they could have filled this entire list.

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Not EVERY character is a morphenomenal success. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down the Top 10 Worst Power Rangers Characters.

For this list, we’ll be looking at the Rangers, villains, and allies alike. Who were unlikable, had terrible characterization, wasted potential, barely contributing to the plot, or were just overall annoying. We decided to set a limit of two entries per season because honestly, some of these season’s casts were so bad they could have filled this entire list.

#10: Norg

“Power Rangers Operation Overdrive” (2007)


There’s cutesy, there’s bumbling… and then there’s Norg. Norg is a yeti living in the cave that Flurious takes over, and is thus becomes Flurious’ servant … though Norg sees it as making new friends. Unfortunately, his bumbling and naïve nature can often come off as more cringe worthy than lovable, especially when he has a voice like Bigg The Cat. Despite all that, Norg’s completely harmless, and has helped the Rangers a few times -mostly because of his friendly nature or his gullibility, After being disowned by his so-called “friend” in the finale, Norg redeems himself by rescuing the Tyzonn’s girlfriend … but why did he need redemption? He wasn’t that evil to begin with.


#9: Mentor Ji

“Power Rangers Samurai” & “Super Samurai” (2011/12)


While he’s not the WORST mentor –we’re get to that later, Ji isn’t that great at his job. We know next to nothing about Ji aside that he’s experienced in symbol training, is apparently Jayden’s guardian, and has a motorcycle… just because. His actor previously portrayed Emperor Grumm on S.P.D.… and yet Grumm seems more likable. Ji’s “mentoring” includes showing favoritism towards Jayden, FORCING someone to get over their trauma, and taking Antonio’s morpher away just because he wasn’t properly trained as a Samurai like the others –even though he’s already PROVED himself on the field. At this point, we’d believe a sensei-turned-guinea-pig can mentor better than Ji ever could.


#8: Animus/Kite

“Power Rangers Wild Force” (2002)


There’s being environmentally conscious… and then there’s being a hypocrite. Animus is the god-like Megazord destroyed by Master Org 3,000 years ago. Though his spirit helped the Rangers several times… his reincarnation ruins his character. He returns disguised as a little boy named Kite who befriends the Rangers, but quickly flips out over pollution. Convinced that humanity isn’t worth saving, Animus reveals himself and takes away the Wild Zords… a.k.a. the only things helping to PROTECT the Earth. He DOES give them back next episode, claiming that; 'It was a test to see if they were dedicated'. Despite ALREADY showing their dedication dozens of times prior. Seriously this self-righteous act destroys any sympathy we could’ve had for what happens later.


#7: Sam

“Power Rangers S.P.D.” (2005)


Earlier in the season, Z befriended a little boy who was teased because of his teleportation powers –she knows the feeling. He says that one day; (“I’m gonna be a Power Ranger,”) ... and it turns out he was right on the ball. Later in the series, an older Sam from the future travels to the present to aid the team as the Omega Ranger. Unfortunately, the journey turns him into a glowing ball of light when unmorphed… so proper character interaction is slim-to-none. While Sam is a much-needed ally with his own Megazord and futuristic morpher, he has absolutely no character development whatsoever – he’s just … there.


#6: Troy Burrows

“Power Rangers Megaforce” & “Super Megaforce” (2013/14)


The 20th anniversary seasons have had very split reactions from fans and part of the blame comes from the Red Ranger. Troy is the new kid in town, and has recurring dreams about the upcoming Legendary Battle. He is chosen to be the Red Ranger simply because he’s “met with adversity” …not that we know what said adversity is. On top of a bland character, we also have bland acting. With actor Andrew Gray, (who’s actually a professional model) always brooding, barely showing any emotion, and delivering his lines more robotic than the actual Robot in this season. Troy is living proof that a model’s looks don’t hold up without good acting or writing.


#5: Richie

“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” (1993-95)

Honestly Ranger fans, we don’t blame you if you don’t remember Richie. He was first appeared as the new kid in Angel Grove working for Ernie at the Youth Center. He was friendly enough to everyone… especially Trini and he made a perfect red herring for the White Ranger –though we ALL knew it was Tommy. However, after Trini’s actress quit the series, Richie just disappeared –never to be seen or mentioned again. Sadly, even after his actor; Maurice Mendoza tragically passed away in 2013, we’ll only remember Richie as wasted potential.


#4: Justin Stewart

“Power Rangers Turbo” (1997)


Justin is a 12 year old prodigy in high school –just go with it- who finds out who the Rangers are, and is recruited by Zordon to take the injured Rocky’s place as the Blue Turbo Ranger. Despite the age gap with his teammates, Justin is actually a competent Ranger –being one of the first to act when Divatox is at large. While Justin himself isn’t that bad… the concept of a younger kid being a Ranger in a sea of teenagers is pretty stupid. The pandering to younger audiences didn’t help either, considering that kids had already gravitated towards teenagers as heroes since the show’s beginning. So why did we even need a 12 year old Power Ranger?


#3: Gosei

“Power Rangers Megaforce” & “Super Megaforce” (2013/2014)


Being the 20th anniversary, Megaforce and Super Megaforce saw fit to introduce another Zordon-like mentor… that concept ultimately backfired. Meet Gosei, Zordon’s supposed protégé, something that he only briefly mentions once. He was brought here as the “Guardian of the Earth” and would only awaken when the Earth was under great threat… so where was he over the last 20 years of major threats? Not only is his backstory incredibly vague, but rather than offer words of wisdom like his mentor, Gosei just hands out new weapons and zords like lottery tickets. He gives one last half-hearted pep talk in the finale, and is never seen again… Super Mega good riddance.


#2: Dax Lo

“Power Rangers Operation Overdrive” (2007)


There were plenty of things wrong with Operation Overdrive… one of the biggest things being Dax, the Blue Ranger. Everything is like a movie to Dax, mostly because he worked as a Hollywood Stuntman wanting to be a movie star and wishes to be more appreciated… If only there was anything to appreciate about him. He acts as a comic relief … or tries to, with his shtick being: constantly mugging, painfully over-acting and making rather stupid jokes. Like the majority of his team, Dax will want to give up, but he DOES come back… eventually. He also has almost no character development… except for wanting to be a director in the finale; don’t bother asking why.



Before we unveil the worst of the worst, here are a few dishonorable mentions.


Vypra

“Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue” (2000)


The Machine Empire

“Power Rangers Zeo” (1996)


Spike Skullovitch

“Power Rangers Samurai” (2011) & “Power Rangers Super Samurai” (2012)

#1: Divatox

“Power Rangers Turbo” (1997)


You KNOW you got it bad when Rita Repulsa tells you off. Divatox is the evil pirate queen who wants to conquer the earth. Why? Because the Rangers ruined her wedding with a volcano monster… yes, she is THAT petty. Not only that, but her army –especially her bumbling nephew- are pretty pathetic. On top of THAT, her plans were completely moronic: For the first half of the season, she would frequently plant bombs all over the city, but would always give them long timers to allow the rangers to find and defuse them. The most frustrating part, despite her petulance, idiocy and pitiful lackeys… SHE’S the villain that ultimately destroys the Power Chamber …embarrassing, isn’t it?
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I liked every single one of these characters, they were great. Not a single one belongs on here.