|This article is about a/an army of grunts in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.|
- For the movie version of this group, see Tengu Warriors
Tenga Warriors are large bird warriors that serve Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa, from MMPR Season Three to Countdown to Destruction. The Tenga are said to be the fiercest warriors in the universe; however, the repeated defeats dealt to them by the Power Rangers would later prove this to be untrue.
When Rito arrived on the moon, he buried the eggs in the moon's sandy surface, so they could hatch in the perfect enviroment. He later forgot what they were until Rita counted to 10 as a warning to remember; she was estatic to recieve such a gift. These ferocious birds challenged the Rangers in battle, taking the place of the Putty Patrollers. The Rangers usually defeated them in Ninja Ranger forms, but sometimes fought them morphed, like the Putties.
The Tengas were the first Power Rangers foot soldiers to speak fluent English, something that is not often seen to this day. Despite this, they were, in practice, no more intelligent than their predecessors.
When Vile arrived, he gave the Tengas special seeds. This made them more deadly, forcing the Rangers to fight with their new Metallic Armor and rendering the Ninja Ranger powers obsolete.
- The Tenga Warriors, along with their MMPRTM counterparts, Professor Longnose from Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers, and his Ninja Sentai Kakuranger counterpart are based on the Tengu a creature that is part of Japanese Mythology.
- The costumes for the Tenga Warriors are actually the Tengu Warriors costumes from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie.
- The usage of the Tengas as this season's minions is more similar to the usage of the the Bird Ninja Karasutengu of Metal Heroes series Sekai Ninja Sen Jiraiya than the original minions of Kakuranger, the Dorodoros.