|This article is about a/an set of weapons, devices and vehicles in Power Rangers Dino Thunder.|
This page lists all the weapons, devices, and vehicles used by the Dino Rangers. Below is the inventory, which also reflects on the Dino Thunder series page as well as the team page of the Dino Rangers.
- See also: Dino Braces
The Dino Morphers are the Morphers for the Red, Blue, and Yellow Dino Thunder Rangers. To activate them, the Rangers call out "Dino Thunder, Power Up!" and press their morphers. They can also be used to summon the Dino Zords or communicate with each other and/or Hayley. They were developed by Tommy Oliver and Hayley Ziktor.
- See also: Dino Commander
The Brachio Morpher is a morpher device consisting of connecting two parts to it, like the Turbo Morpher. It is powered by the Black Dino Gem. It is activated when Dr. Oliver calls out "Dino Thunder, Power Up!" then inserts and turns a special key. This is the morpher of the Black Ranger. It was created by Hayley for Tommy, when he discovered a new Dino Gem in the area.
- See also: Dino Minder
The Drago Morpher is the White Dino Ranger's morphing device, initially granted to him when the evil White Dino Gem bonded with and corrupted him. Primarily activated with the call of "White Ranger, Dino Power!", although the morphing call has varied at least twice.
Triassic Ranger Morpher
See also: Max Brace
When the Red Dino Ranger becomes the Triassic Ranger, his dino morpher changes from its usual red to a gold color.
Triassic Battlizer Morpher
The Triassic Ranger's Morpher transforms into the Triassic Battlizer Morpher, when it receives enough Dino Energy. The Triassic Battlizer Morpher activates the Triassic Battlizer armor.
See also: Tyranno Rod
The Tyranno Staff is the Red Dino Thunder Ranger's personal weapon. Its has the power to release an energy orb, similar to the Brachio Staff.
See also: Tricera Bunker
The Tricera Shield is the Blue Dino Thunder Ranger's personal weapon.
See also: Ptera Daggers
The Ptera Grips are the personal weapons of the Yellow Dino Thunder Ranger.
See also: Dino Thruster
The Brachio Staff is the weapon of the Black Dino Ranger. It has four modes; including: Wind Strike, Earth Strike, Wave Strike, and Fire Strike. All four modes have intense power and it can also release a powerful energy orb. The most utilized one is the Wave Strike, which Tommy uses to create a giant wave when the Thundersaurus Megazord combines with the Stegozord.
See also: Wing Pentact
The Drago Sword is the weapon of the White Ranger, Trent Fernandez. It has the ability to fire laser arrows, all of which explode on impact. Also, it can combine with the Z-Rex Blaster.
See also: Dino Bomber
A powerful cannon made of the Tyranno Staff, Tricera Shield, and the Ptera Grips. The Brachio Staff can combine with the Z-Rex Blaster to create an even stronger blast of energy. All five Ranger weapons; the Tyranno Staff, Tricera Shield, Ptera Grips, Brachio Staff, and Drago Sword can combine to form the Z-Rex Blaster, Super Mode. It fires a super blast of energy at its opponents.
Shield of Triumph
See also: StyRiser
Hidden beneath a waterfall for untold ages, the Shield of Triumph, when infused with the power of the Blue, Yellow, Black, and White Dino Gems, would transform from a white, powerless relic to a colorful and powerful device which could then only be used by someone "in tone with the mystical dino energies" as the Black Dino Ranger Doctor Tommy Oliver put it.
Thus, the Shield was obtained by a person Oliver believed to fit the requirements, Conner McKnight, who used the shield's power, along with his own Red Dino Ranger powers, to become a completely new Other Ranger known as the Triassic Ranger. After this, Conner would sometimes require repeated power transfers from the Blue Dino Ranger Ethan James and the Yellow Dino Ranger Kira Ford. However, Conner would also, in times of extreme stress or necessity, activate his Triassic powers on his own with the shield.
After Conner morphed into the Triassic Ranger, he also often activate the shield's other abilities, seemingly as second nature.
These other abilities included: the shield's second mode, called the Sword of Triumph (which was basically just the shield with a blade bit extended, like on a Swiss Army knife), and the power to transport the Triassic Ranger and his opponent into another reality. The Triassic Ranger referred to it as his world and others commonly dubbed it the "Triassic Dimension". In the Triassic Dimension, the Triassic Ranger appeared to have complete control over reality, meaning his enemy was doomed. After their defeat, he would return with them to other world, where his enemy would often explode, somewhat spontaneously.
Finally, the shield also acted as the Triassic Ranger's control key for the Mezodon Zord, Mezodon Rover and Mezodon Megazord. The shield itself, as a whole, looked like the Mezodon Zord's head, but it was also decorated with face places of the Cephala, Parasaur, Dimetro, and Ankylo Zords, allowing it to control them as well. This effectively made those Zords the Triassic Ranger's and allowed him to form the Triceramax Megazord.
See also: Aba Lasers
This common Ranger weapon of the Red, Blue, and Yellow Dino Thunder Rangers and resides at the side inside its holster in laser mode. The Thundermax Saber is highly versatile and can be used for both short and long range attacks.
Super Dino Mode
Super Dino Mode is an ability all five Dino Rangers eventually utilize. By drawing energy from their Dino Gems, they go through an almost feral transformation. Their helmets roar, the patterns on their suits transform into spiked armor, and their strength increases greatly. Kira is also granted a pair of wings in this state. The White Ranger Clone could also access this ability.
The Super Mega Rangers also have access to this power-up while in Legendary Dino Thunder Mode. However they called it Dino Rampage Mode. In Abaranger, Abare is Japanese for rampage. Why this was used is unknown.
The Triassic Ranger is a power-up mode used by Conner McKnight, the Red Dino Ranger, formed by the Blue and Yellow Rangers (Kira and Ethan) giving their power to him temporarily. He was eventually able to use this without borrowing other Ranger's powers. Though not confirmed or denied, it is likely possible that the Triassic Ranger could be a Sixth Ranger and that a separate being could have possessed the power.
The Triassic Battlizer is used by Conner McKnight (Red Tyranno/Triassic Ranger). In the episode The Passion of Connor, Conner begins to doubt his dedication when a girl he admires - Krista is willing to do whatever it takes to fight for her cause. Conner realizes when Krista's life is in danger from Zeltrax, that he will do anything to save her. The Dino Energy increases and the Battlizer is unlocked. The Battlizer armor gives Triassic Ranger super stretch arms and legs, a Mezodon faced shield, lightning fast agility, super fire power, a dragon yo-yo attack, and shoulder cannons, which fire massive amounts of energy.
Vehicles and other Miscellany
Dino Gems are the source of power for the Dino Rangers. They were salvaged from the meteorite that crashed into earth, millions of years ago, destroying the dinosaur population. Five Dino Gems of different colors (red, blue, yellow, black, and white) were found.
The Gems' powers do not belong to whoever holds the gems; instead, the Gems wait for an ideal beneficiary to grab them, before they will permanently transfer their powers into that beneficiary's DNA. This bonding is permanent, and only the death of the beneficiary can return the powers to the Gem. However, energy can apparently be drained from them without the need for the bond. Along with super powers, the Gems also serve as communication mediums between other Gems, like a set of five wrist-worn walkie-talkies.
After finding the Red, Blue, Yellow Gems, Dr. Thomas Oliver knew the risks of them falling into the wrong hands, and hid them. He also solicited Hayley Ziktor to create four Dino Morphers, which can harness the powers of the Dino Gems, allowing the beneficiaries to become Power Rangers. After Conner, Ethan, and Kira bonded with the red, blue, and yellow gems, they were given three of the morphers. Mesogog discovered the Black Dino Gem encased in amber, and captured Dr. Oliver. The good doctor managed to escape, with the Black Gem's powers bonding to him and allowing him use of the black morpher. Mesogog also had the White Gem, and secretly created his own Ranger morpher to utilize its powers; this later came into the possession of Trent Mercer
The Dino Gems were later drained of their power when the Rangers used it to destroy Mesogog for good, likely negating the Rangers' special abilities as well. The powers of Kira's gem were later temporarily restored by the Sentinel Knight so that she could join the Retro Rangers in fighting alongside the Overdrive Rangers. Subsequently, her gem and those of the red, blue, and white Dino Gems were restored enough for at least one morph when they joined the Legendary Rangers. Some time into the future, the red, blue, and yellow Dino Gems' powers were restored by Broodwing and their users brought into the future as part of a plot to destroy the B-Squad Rangers, but the two groups of rangers instead joined forces and the Dino Rangers were later returned to their own time.
- Red Dino Gem: Dino Gem of the Red Dino Ranger. Grants the user superhuman speed.
- Blue Dino Gem: Dino Gem of the Blue Dino Ranger. Grants the user super armored skin that can protect against physical attacks.
- Yellow Dino Gem: Dino Gem of the Yellow Dino Ranger. Grants the user the ability to emit the "Ptera-Scream", a blast like sonic screech from their mouth.
- Black Dino Gem: Dino Gem of the Black Dino Ranger. Grants the user invisibility.
- White Dino Gem: Dino Gem of the White Dino Ranger. Grants the user the ability to use a camouflage similar to a chameleon.
- While not confirmed or denied, it is possible that if the Triassic Ranger were a separate Ranger, a Dino Gem would be produced if the Shield of Triumph itself was not the morpher.
When Tommy Oliver and Anton Mercer had their lab invaded and destroyed by Mesogog, some of their experiments were scattered across the outskirts of Reefside. In the episode Wave Goodbye, Tommy found three eggs (color coded to match the three rangers at the time) that he recognized as having unborn Raptor Riders in them. He took the eggs back to his laboratory in his house's basement and began to tame them.
Later on, when the Rangers needed a way to chase the monster, Tommy sent the Raptor Riders, which allowed them to catch up with the monster before having to resort to their zords.
Despite being introduced early in the season, they were only rarely used, due to them being made obsolete by the Raptor Cycles just two episodes after their first appearance. They weren't seen again until Burning at Both Ends.
The Raptor Riders are color-coded to match their ranger. They are mechanical in appearance, but resemble velociraptors (hence their name), and appear somewhat sentient.
Raptor Riders are able to easily scale walls, jump buildings, and run at speeds that even the rangers in their morphed state could not reach; however, the speed at which they could run still paled in comparison to those of the Raptor Cycles.
When Tommy Oliver was being held captive in Mesogog's lab, the Rangers tracked down an invisiportal, but Hayley warned them that they would have to reach a speed of 595 miles per hour, otherwise they would be ripped to pieces by the portal's turbulence (which creates a plot hole, as rangers and monsters were able to step through an invisiportal on foot both before and after Hayley said that). To solve this dilemma, Hayley gave the rangers the Raptor Cycles, which were their vehicle of choice for the rest of the series.
Unlike the Raptor Riders that preceded them, the Raptor Cycles looked nothing like velociraptors, or any dinosaurs for that matter; instead, they looked a lot like any other colored motorcycle.
Aside from their mundane appearance, they also have lasers that can be shot out of their headlights. The rangers find that they can pull off Evel Knievel-style stunts on their Raptor Cycles with the greatest of ease.
Due to their improved speed and weaponry, they quickly replaced the Raptor Riders as the rangers' preferred method of transportation.
The Dino ATVs are motorized vehicles that the White and Black Dino Rangers use. Trent obtained them by cheating Mesogog in a deal to destroy the Rangers, and he also tried to cheat Tommy by giving him the black ATV, hiding the fact that it was out of control, but thanks to Hayley, Tommy was able to control the vehicle. Both have armored designs of Brachio and Drago Zords respectively, and are equipped with powerful artillery.
When Ethan must battle Tutenhawken in the sky, Hayley builds the Hovercraft Cycle for him to battle with. The Hovercraft Cycle is the fastest thing Hayley has ever built and is also equipped with a flight mode.
Triceramax Command Center Truck
The Triceramax Command Center Truck is a mobile command center the Dino Thunder Rangers use. Hayley designed it to use against Mesogog's Island Fortress. It was first seen in Thunder Struck Part 1 and was equipped with lasers.
Individual Weapons and Team Blasters
- Z-Rex Blaster, Super Mode