|This article is about a/an set of villains in Power Rangers Zeo, the second installment in the Zordon Era.|
Cogs are the mechanical servants who serve as the foot soldiers of the Machine Empire. The Cogs can only be defeated by short circuiting or disassembly, and are produced at the rate of 1 per hour. Their helmet can open up and fire eye beams at their targets. Their primary weapons are spears with an electric charge tip, some could also fire blasts of energy. The Cogs also come with a silver or gunmetal body as well as piloting the Quadrafighters.
Like the Tenga Warriors before them, Cogs are capable of fluently speaking English, albeit in a monotone robotic voice. The Cogs also seem to be more intelligent than any of Rita or Zedd's foot soldiers, as their behavior is much more organized and focused. An example is during the episode "The Shooting Star", a group of Cogs encounter Bulk and Skull during a search for the newly created Zeo Zords. Instead of attacking the duo, the Cogs decide to ignore them, and instead focus on finding the Zeo Zords.
Behind the Scenes
The Cogs were voiced by uncredited voice actors and portrayed by a team of suit actors which consisted of:
- Danny Wayne Stallcup
- Ed Neil
- Akihiro Noguchi
- Higashigawa Kyodai
- Tadahiro Nakamura
- Namihei Koshige
- Akira Madden
- Nobuyuki Obikane
- The Cogs are the first robotic foot soldiers to appear in Power Rangers.
- They are also the first foot soldiers since the original Putty Patrollers to originate directly from the Japanese Super Sentai source material. The Z-Putties and Tenga Warriors were created exclusively for Power Rangers.
- Several Cogs became affected by Somnibot's sleeping spell in Rock-A-Bye Power Rangers, revealing that their electronic brains have a brainwave frequency, and they can also fall asleep too.
- Apart from a lone Quantron in Power Rangers in Space, the Cogs were the last foot soldiers to be able to speak fluent English until Power Rangers SPD, where the Blue and Orange-Head Krybots were able to speak English.
- The Cogs, along with the Quantrons, were among the only foot soldiers to have their own specialized vehicles, with the Cogs piloting the Quadrafighters and Quantrons using Velocifighters.
- The Cogs are the second foot soldiers to speak, following the Tenga Warriors from the previous season.