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The Mighty Morphin 1 Arsenal
Arsenalsystem
Mighty Morphin 1
Used by: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
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Arsenal (Mighty Morphin 2)

This page lists all the weapons, devices, and vehicles used by the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Below is the inventory, which also reflects on the Mighty Morphin 1 series page as well as the team page of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

Morphers

Power Morphers

Main article: Power Morphers

The Power Morphers are the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' morphing devices.

Multi-Use Devices

Power Coins

Main article: Power Coins

The Power Coins are the source of each Ranger's powers. They could manifest the Power Crystals as well.

Communication Devices

Wrist Communicators

Red cominicator
Wrist Communicator.

The Wrist Communicator is a watch-like device used by the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers to communicate with one another, the Command Center and for teleportation usage as well. They were created by Billy Cranston once the Power Rangers came to be. The communicators made a sound that resembled the Power Rangers Theme Song when receiving an incoming transmission from each other, or from the Command Center. Also, Billy installed a link to the Command Center's teleportation system; where the Rangers had to be teleported by Alpha before, they could now use the commuicators teleportation access that ability, and go wherever they were needed. The last team to be shown using the communicators teleportation were the Space Rangers, though they generally used their morphers to communicate with each other and only used the communicators on Earth while in civilian clothes. By this point, it is unknown who created that set of communicators (since Billy was on Aquitar), and the alert tone had changed to the Astro Morpher's tone.

Sidearms

Blade Blaster

Blade Blaster MMPR
Standard Blade Blaster

Small ray guns that could turn into small swords, used as the Ranger's sidearms. Only killed one monster (Weldo), but also destroyed Billy's evil copy in Blue Ranger Gone Bad. Despite the lasers packing a punch, Tommy was able to use his Dragon Dagger to power up his Dragon Shield and deflect its fire. Interestingly enough, Tommy was given one as a replacement for his stolen Dragon Dagger, including a white holster, although he never used it. Return of an Old Friend

Thunder Slingers

Thunder Slinger
Thunder Slinger

To defeat Rita's Super Putties, the Rangers needed these powerful blasters that were guarded by Titanus the Carrierzord. Jason and Tommy were sent by Zordon to retrieve five super-weapons, located in somewhere in the California desert. The mission depended more on the cooperation between Tommy and Jason, rather than the success of the retrieval. After learning to work together to defeat Titanus, they finally find the new weapons, the Thunder Slingers. They teleported to the others, and the core five destroyed the Putties.

Individual Weapons and Team Blaster

Every Power Weapon was first seen, used and combined to form the Power Blaster in episode 3, Teamwork.

Power Sword

Charged Sword 1 MMPR
Jason's Power Sword

This is the individual weapon of the Red Ranger, Jason Lee Scott and his successor Rocky DeSantos. When used as part of the Power Blaster, it is placed on top of it, the blade pointing towards the barrel. Zordon stated that it is the key to all the weapons' powers. Jason does not give his weapon a second name as the others do. Different Drum It is also the only weapon that does not have a second function. It can use a devastating slash of energy when the Red Ranger runs two of his fingers on his Sword and send it at his opponent. The sword was also wielded by Tommy during the "Thunder Slinger" mission

Power Axe

Power Axe
Zack's Power Axe

This is the personal weapon of the Black Ranger Zack Taylor and his successor Adam Park. It is a black, single-blade axe to be used for blunt damage. The base of the axe can be slid downward towards the base, converting into a cannon-like weapon that forms the main portion of the Power Blaster. Zack can also use it as a cannon on its own. Itsy Bitsy Spider Zack also calls his weapon the Cosmic Cannon. Different Drum It is later used by Adam Park in Once a Ranger .

Power Lance

Power Lance
Billy's Power Lance

This is the personal weapon of the Blue Ranger, Billy Cranston. A double-bladed lance that is close in height to the Blue Ranger itself, it can split into a pair of trident-like sai blades, the size of escrima sticks. When used as a part of the Power Blaster, it forms two of the five laser barrels. Billy calls his weapon the Mighty Maces. Different Drum It can generate electricity.

Power Daggers

Power Daggers
Trini's Power Daggers

This is the personal weapon of the Yellow Ranger, Trini Kwan and her successor Aisha Campbell. A twin pair of yellow short-bladed daggers, they are effective as both melee weapons and projectile weapons. When used as part of the Power Blaster, it forms two of the five laser barrels. Trini also calls her weapons the Dino Daggers.Different Drum The daggers can generate an energy double slash.

Power Bow

Power Bow
Kimberly's Power Bow

This is the personal weapon of the Pink Ranger, Kimberly Hart. It fires projectile pink arrows at enemies, something Kimberly often did from midair. The arrows themselves appeared to be explosive on impact, shown when Kimberly fought Spit Flower.The Spit Flower When used as part of the power blaster, it crosses over the top of the Power Axe, forming a bar that holds the Power Daggers and Power Lance. It can be used as a melee weapon in the video game adaptation, similar to the Ptera Arrow weapon on which it is based, although Kimberly used her bow in this way as well on occasion. Kimberly also calls her weapon the Battle Bow.Different Drum It can transform into a harp as well.

Power Blaster

Power Blaster MMPR
Power Blaster

A powerful assemblage of all 5 of the core Rangers' Weapons: Red Power Sword, Black Power Axe, Blue Power Lance, Yellow Power Daggers, and Pink Power Bow. Used as a finisher on small monsters. Sometimes it wouldn't manage to destroy them before Rita or Zedd could make the monster grow.

It resembles a crossbow, and its two central pieces were the Power Bow and the Power Axe. The Power Blaster was formed by placing the Power Bow horizontally within the locking mechanism of the Power Axe in Cannon Mode, with the Power Dagger's and separated Power Lance Mace's connected to the length of the Bow, with their handles facing forward, acting as additional barrels to the cannon. The Power Sword, the key to the Blaster, was locked in on top of the cannon, similar to where an arrow would be placed in a crossbow. The Power Blaster was used by the first team of Rangers extensively and only once by the second team Scavenger Hunt before switching to the Power Cannon.

Dragon Dagger

Dragon Dagger
Dragon Dagger

The Dragon Dagger is the personal weapon of the Green Ranger Tommy Oliver. It is used to summon and control the Dragonzord by playing it like a flute; anyone who has the Dragon Dagger can summon Dragonzord from the Ocean, such as Goldar. It could project green concussive blasts of energy, and would often be coupled with the Red Ranger's Power Sword for even stronger blasts. Due to this complementary temperament, when Jason was given the remnants of Tommy's Green Ranger Powers he used the Dragon Dagger extensively, until the latter returned. Jason was the only other Power Ranger trusted with the Dragon Dagger. It would later be utilized by Tom Oliver, Tommy's Green Ranger clone, as well as by a dream version of the Green Ranger in Power Rangers Dino Thunder.

Power-Ups

Dragon Shield

Tommy was the first to use this as it came with his Green Ranger powers, though he could temporarily transfer the shield to other Rangers when needed.[1] After Tommy lost his powers as the Green Ranger, he gave his coin to Jason, which gave him more power than before using the Dragon Shield, and enabled the Rangers to control the Dragonzord using the Dragon Dagger weapon. Tommy then got his powers back a short time later.

As the primary user, Tommy has two golden forearm bands in addition to the shield, as well as the Dragon Dagger. When he temporarily transfers the shield to other Rangers, they gain the shield and the arm bands, and he keeps the Dragon Dagger. When Jason temporarily took the Green Ranger powers and called for them, he received the shield, both arm bands, the Dragon Dagger, and a color change of his morpher from its normal gray hue to a gold tint.

It was once again given to Tommy when he returned to the position of the Green Ranger. It was also used by Zack in the Season 1 finale episode, "An Oyster Stew", and by Tom Oliver in "Return of the Green Ranger". After Tommy lost his Green Ranger powers, he obtained a similar shield when he received the White Ranger powers. It was last seen in the Dino Thunder episode "Fighting Spirit".

During the filming of additional shots for the American Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series, the original shield prop was not transferred oversees with the rest of the costume. A poor replica was utilized, making new and original sentai footage easily distinguishable(see Notes for more info).


Other Weapons

Anti-Sonic Foam Gun

Billy
Foam Gun Fires!

Alpha 5 created a blue device bearing the Triceratops symbol for Billy. Grumble Bee. Working as a kind of exterminator's gun, it fired foam all over Grumble Bee disrupting his sonic attacks and immobilizing him long enough to be defeated. Only used once by the Blue Ranger, it was never seen again. Before teleporting it to Billy, the blue prints for it could be seen in a book on the Command Center's control panel.

Vehicles

RadBug

Radbug
Radbug

The RadBug ("Remote Activated Drivingzord for Basic Ultra Geomorphology"[2])was a Volkswagen Beetle capable of flight, built by Billy Cranston. It was used primarily during the time the Rangers were battling the Green Ranger Green with Evil, although it was built before then. It was used as Green Ranger had damaged their teleportation systems along with other Command Center functions. It can go from 0 to 3,000 mph in less than three seconds. Big Sisters They used it after the Rangers had discovered that the teleportation and communication systems in the Command Center were temporarily down. The Rangers also used it to find Rita's minions, who had snatched a little girl named Maria and forced her to release the Power Eggs.

Battle Bikes

Zaurermachines
Blue, Red & Black Battle Bikes
Battlebikes
As seen in MMPR

The Battle Bikes[3]could be seen in the background while the four Rangers minus Kimberly fought Samurai Fan Man. Calamity Kimberly Since the Rangers were not shown teleporting after they left the Command Center, it can be assumed they drove the Bikes to their location. It would be the only appearance of the Bikes so they were never shown in use on screen. They were based off the Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops and Mastodon Zords for the Red, Blue and Black Rangers respectively. The Blue and Black Battle Bikes had side cars for the Pink and Yellow Rangers.

Inventory

Morphers

Multi-Use Devices

Communication Devices

Sidearms

Individual Weapons and Team Blaster

  • Power Blaster/Power Weapons
    • Power Sword
    • Power Axe
    • Power Lance
    • Power Daggers
    • Power Bow
  • Dragon Dagger

Power-Ups

Other Weapons

Vehicles

Notes

  • The Rangers' Power Weapons (Power Axe, Power Bow, Power Lance, Power Daggers, and Power Sword) were only used in Season 1 of the show. However, in Season 2's Goldar's Vice-Versa, Billy used his Power Lance; in Season 2's "Scavenger Hunt", the Rangers used the Power Blaster; and in Power Rangers Operation Overdrive, Adam returned in "Once A Ranger" and used his Power Axe.
  • This is the first time in Power Rangers that a weapon from Super Sentai that would keep its original name in this case the Thunder Slingers which in MMPR they are only used once. The unnamed combination with the Blade Blasters was seen briefly in the same episode as the Thunder Slingers, but were never properly introduced or used.
  • The Dragon Dagger's counterpart from Zyuranger the Zyusouken when summoning Dragonzord or his counterpart Dragon Caser is different in MMPR. In the Zyuranger version of the summoning song its more flute like whereas in MMPR its like a trumpet rather than a flute. In Zyuranger the same tune is also played constantly while commanding the Dragon Caesar, whereas in MMPR a single short tune would be played to summon the Dragonzord or set it in attack mode.
  • The Dragon Dagger's US prop appeared far different from it's Sentai counterpart, as it was mirror-flipped to the original. First the prop was made mirror-flipping from the original, pointing to the right when being played as opposed to the correct left. Also, the buttons were placed on the side of the handle instead of the top and the back of the Dagger appeared to be partially unpainted.
    • Also, when it was first played in US footage in Return of an Old Friend it was done so incorrectly, with both Goldar and Green Ranger moving their fingers across the 'holes' in the blade as opposed to the buttons on the handle.
  • The difference between the Zyuranger and Power Ranger footage could be seen by the differences in the Dragon Shield. The Zyuranger used a hard foam-like substance for the Japanese Green Ranger Footage, but when Power Rangers had to film exclusive scenes for its show, the Dragon Shield seemed to be a cloth look-a-like. However, in the Dino Thunder episode "Fighting Spirit", the shield looked more like its Sentai counterpart.

References

  1. Tommy temporarily transferred his shield to Jason in "Gung Ho", and to Zack in "An Oyster Stew".
  2. In the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers novelization of "Rita's Revenge" (adapted from "Big Sisters" and "Birds of a Feather"), the word "RADBUG" was an acronym for "Remote Activated Drivingzord for Basic Ultra Geomorphology".
  3. Toys named Battle Bikes

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