|This article is about a/an monster in Power Rangers Dino Charge.|
- "Don't worry Master Fury. No one can outsmart me. The Puzzler never loses."
- ―Puzzler after Fury tells him to guard the lab.[src]
- ―Puzzler's final words before his destruction.[src]
Puzzler is a super-intelligent puzzle/maze-themed outlaw who is enlisted by Fury to aid him. He is rather forcefully convinced to do so due to is master's constant threats and, unlike most of his comrades, prefers to settle his conflicts rather peacefully through boardgaming, rather than fighting, especially chess, his favorite game.
Puzzler initially plays chess with Wrench at Sledge's warship, winning every single time. They are, however, bluntly interrupted by Fury, who demands their assistance in order to revert the banishment he has just suffered.
While Fury and Wrench work within the building at a laboratory with very old machinery in order to try and charge the Ptera Charger, Puzzler is stationed outside to keep anyone from entering. The Dino Charge Rangers catch up to him, but are eventually trapped in a maze by the outlaw, who then relaxes by drinking some juice and taking some sunshine, even placing orange sunglasses on his face. Fury is initially upset, but upon learning the Rangers are ensnared, he concedes and leaves to find the Zord.
Riley beats Puzzler at his own game due to his logical mind and releases his comrades to beat him. Koda finishes him, but the Rangers are horrified when the Ptera Zord starts attacking. Unable to deal with both the Zord and Puzzler at once, the outlaw is finished off due to the Zords' combined might.
Puzzler was among the monsters revived by Wrench as part of Doomwing's plot to divert the Rangers while going after Zenowing again. Due to the revival being sped up, Puzzler was rendered unable to speak. He and the other monsters were destroyed by the Power Rangers.
Due to his intellect, Puzzler is extremely overconfident over everyone and his ego is pronounced. He is also supremely argent, thinking that he never loses. Normally, these features give him the advantage over his foes, but, when confronted by a mental equal or superior, such as Riley, his skills rust and his miscalculations get him into trouble, which ultimately proves his undoing.
Powers and Abilities
- Maze Configuration: Puzzler can turn a building into a maze-like area by placing in walls in serine areas were the victim has to overcome.
- Flag Lance: Puzzler carries a flag-like lance to attack and defend himself from attack by slashing his enemies.
Behind the Scenes
- Puzzler is voiced by Phil Brown.
- Puzzler can be see in one of the cages on Sledge's ship when Kendall first looks at the section with all of the prisoners. He was likely cloned, at this point, similarly to other Outlaws.
- Fury was the one who destroyed him, not the Rangers.
- Puzzler is the first monster outlaw in Power Rangers Dino Charge that doesn't have a projectile/range-type attack.