|This article is about a/an monster in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.|
- "So Yellow Ranger, you dare to challenge me to single combat? You have no chance against me, weakling!"
Mantis is an praying mantis monster created by Finster. Mantis is extremely skilled in Praying Mantis Kung Fu and it is an expert warrior as well, regardless of its affiliation with the treacherous Rita Repulsa. He is the main antagonist of the episode "Plague of the Mantis".
Mantis was created by Finster. Rita ordered Mantis to do the operation of the destruction the Yellow Ranger Trini. Mantis arrived to Trini and called her a coward, when Trini called the other Rangers for help. Then Mantis invited Trini for the duel. Trini trained with her sensei, Master Li and decided to fight Mantis alone. Mantis wanted to defeat Trini in a battle one on one, using her nobility and bravery (Mantis lacked both this traits). When Trini fought him, Mantis realized that his opponent is not only brave, but is highly skilled in battle. Mantis cheated in battle, such as summoned Putties. After the battle Trini asked him "What about your honor". Mantis answered "I have no honor. Like you said, I am one of Rita's monsters". But the other Rangers arrived. Rita enlarged Mantis. In the giant battle Mantis was destroyed by Dino Megazord with Power Sword.
Trumpet Top later summoned an illusionary Mantis among other monsters as part of a plot to wear down the Rangers until Zordon saw through the plot.
Mantis is cunning, intelligent and skilled fighter in battle. But despite his skills he lacks such traits, as honor and prefers to cheat in battle. He was surprisingly arrogant as he challenged Trini for a duel. He promised her fair fight, but after the battle he told that he really has no honor, as he served Rita.
Powers And Abilities
- Superhuman Strength
- Skilled Fighter
Behind The Scenes
- Mantis is voiced by Barbara Goodson.
- Mantis comes from what is commonly referred to as "Zyu2" footage, and was not seen in the original Zyuranger.
- Mantis is voiced by Barbara Goodson, the voice of Rita Repulsa, Prince Sprocket, Orbus, and Somnibot among others.