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This article is about a/an monster in Power Rangers Dino Super Charge.
"Time to fulfill my dre-e-eam of getting an Energem."
―Nightmare before dulling out with the Red, Blue, Pink, Green, Black, Gold Rangers.[src]
"No! You shattered my dre-e-eams!"
―Final words before his destruction.[src]
"Being reanimated is a dre-eam! He he he he he!"
―Nightmare after being reanimated.[src]
"School's Out!"
―Nightmare's final words along with Professor Strickler & Game Face before his second defeat.[src]
Nightmare's new outfit

Nightmare's new outfit along with Game Face and Professor Strickler

Nightmare is a nightmare-themed outlaw, which enjoys both sleeping and inflicting nightmares on others.

Character History

Nightmare is first seen sleeping in a cell within the ship before Heckyl gently wakes him up. No longer asleep, he excuses himself and asks if he was snoring too loud, to which Heckyl answers he was, but his reason for awakening him is to aid him in his next plan against the Rangers. His first target is Shelby, as she sleeps on a pillow Heckyl gives her to rest. Upon touching it, Nightmare enters her mind and causes her to perceive all around her as Vivix. She attacks her friends, which evade her moves, until she slashes the pillow in half, at the moment held by Tyler. He reveals himself before the heroes and makes his escape after taunting them. The day is excruciating for them, as they cannot rest while Kendall seeks the connection of the pillow to the outlaw, eventually figuring it out. In response to the Rangers' strategy, Fury sends out real Vivix to tire them out even more. Though exhausted, they successfully defeat them, only for Ivan to attack them, suffering from sleepwalking. Koda tracks down the pillow and rips it in two, freeing the knight. After leaving Shelby at school, Riley is controlled by a pillow left on the helmet of his scooter by Curio. Meanwhile, Heckyl deals with the other weary Rangers until Shelby finds him out, her suspicions all but confirmed when Snide takes over and retreats from the battle. Nightmare is then left by Fury and Curio to deal with the fatigued heroes, but fails as he is defeated both in normal size, by a combined attack of six of the Rangers, and as a giant by their three Megazords. Nightmare in Amber Beach

He was recreated by Wrench, along with Game Face. Both of them fought by the side of Professor Strickler. He gains a new outfit, one that this time resembles a baseball uniform, Nightmare used the Switch Eraser to switch the Red and Pink Rangers' bodys and later does the same thing with the Black and Blue Rangers, after the Rangers get shock of getting each of their body's switch, the three monsters ambushed them, the Rangers try to fight back, but because their in new bodys, they get different weapons, resulting them get a beat down, the Green and Gold Rangers came in, but Nightmare was able to switch their bodys as well, however, the two Rangers were able to used their weapons just fine and takes out the three monsters, now over powered, Professor Strickler and the two monsters teleported away, the later returned in the mountain tops with the Rangers appearing, the Rangers montage, but it was a trick for Nighmare sneak up on the Rangers and switch the Green and Blue Rangers' bodys, and the Red and Gold Rangers' bodys, the three monsters were about to ambush them again, but the Rangers the Dino Steel to battle the monsters and gave each of the Rangers back their personal weapon to take on the monsters, but the Rangers were still out match, but right before they could finish them off however, the Silver Ranger came into battle, but Nightmare manages to switch the Silver Ranger and Professor Strickler with the Switch Eraser, after a long duel the Pink Ranger (in the Gold Ranger's body) manages to make Nightmare drop the Switch Eraser, alowing the Red Ranger (in the Pink Ranger's body) to use the T-Rex Smash on the devies, switching the bodys back to the right person, with the Tintano Saber Final Strike, Strickler was taken out, the Red Ranger then morphed into the T-Rex Super Charge Red Ranger, and with the T-Rex Super Charge Victory Maximum Strike, Nightmare and Game Face were taken out as well and later on after being enlarge by the Magna Beam, destroyed for good by the Dino Charge Ultrazord's Titano Cannon's Final Strike. Freaky Fightday

Personality

Nightmare's personality is very childlike and playful, as he treats his task as merely an excuse for fun, even prompting Heckyl to state it was a dream job for him. He is also shown to be loyal, as he reports back to base that the mission is being hindered by the endurance of the heroes, to which Fury sends Vivix to wear them down further. He can also whine constantly when things do not go his way similar to that of a little child not getting anything at a store, but he always keeps his excitement up when facing his enemies.

Powers and Abilities

  • Durability: Nightmare has thick skin that is strong enough to withstand the Ptera Charge Megazord's Ptera Lighting Blitz Attack and not get a scratch.
  • Smoke Transformation: Nightmare can transform into a liner pink colored smoke to travel to places faster and/or to enter into peoples' ears when they are sleeping and control them.
  • Teleportation: Nightmare can teleport to any location at will.
  • Ground Submerging: By unknown means, Nightmare can submerge underground.
  • Size Changing: By shouting the phrase "Magna Beam", Nightmare can enlarge himself.

Arsenal

  • The Nightmare Pillows: Nightmare is shown to use three different kinds of pillows in his arsenal, and they are:
    • The Illusion Pillow: The first variation is shown to induce illusions. It was used on Shelby as she rested her head on one, waking up and thinking the other Rangers were Vivix.
    • The Sleeping Pillow: The second is the most used and is induces sleep, which afflicts all Rangers but Phillip, as he was absent at the time.
    • The Possession Pillow: The third involves a possession-like control triggered by Curio on Riley, which nearly caused him to hand over his Energem to Fury.
  • The Switch Eraser: In the episode "Freaky Fightday" Nightmare carrys an eraser-like switching device that belongs to Professor Strickler, he can use it to swich his enemys' bodys.

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

  • Nightmare is voiced by Jacque Drew

Notes

  • In Dino Super Charge, Nightmare's costume has slightly been modified from the Kyoryuger version. For example, the Deboss logo on Debo Akkumoon's chest has been placed directly below Nightmare's head so it's barely visible.
  • While Iceage is the first monster in Power Rangers Dino Super Charge, Nightmare is the first original monster in to be fought by the Dino Charge Rangers in that season.
  • Nightmare is the second Dino Super Charge monster to lack any firepower/projectile-type attacks canonically, the first being Puzzler.
  • In the episode "Freaky Fightday", Nightmare's voice gets slight lighter pitch, now sounding more like a female.
  • If one looks closely at Nightmare's head, it looks very much like a sheep as it is all puffy like a cloud, sheep ears located on the sides of Nightmare's head and has ram-like horns on the sides of Nightmare's mouth and chin. Historically, people would count sheep to go to sleep, and consider that he is sleep-themed like the two other sleep-themed monsters before him, it makes sense.
    • Also when ever Nightmare says the word Dream, he would say it in a tone like Dre-e-eam, in a similar manner to that of a sheep.
    • Nightmare will also laugh in a similar manner to a sheep saying "Bhaa!".
  • Like with Somnibot and Rhinosnorus, Nightmare's puns, metaphors and jokes are based on sleep and bedtime (e.g. "You're all a real snore!" and "See you in your dreams!").

Quotes

"Magnabeam! Naptime's over!"
―Nightmare after being hit with the Magna Beam[src]

See also

References