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|Series||Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Power Rangers Zeo
Power Rangers Turbo
Power Rangers in Space
|First appearance||"Day of the Dumpster"
(Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
|Last appearance||"Countdown to Destruction, Part 2"
(Power Rangers in Space)
|Portrayed by||David Fielding (voice)
Robert L. Manahan (voice)
Nicholas Bell (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie)
Jun Tatara (Japanese footage, "Power Ranger Punks", (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers))
Zordon is a fictional character from the Power Rangers franchise, first appearing in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and then in its subsequent seasons. He is a wizard and is the mentor to several teams of Power Rangers.
Fictional character biography
Ten thousand years ago, Zordon clashes with his nemesis Rita Repulsa, with the war lasting for two thousand years. During their final battle, Rita traps Zordon in a time warp while Zordon seals Rita and her minions away in a "dumpster" on the Moon. After the battle ends, Zordon, with the aid of his robot assistant Alpha 5, creates a Command Center in the Californian desert outside the city of Angel Grove as well as the Power Morphers, Power Coins, and Dinozords. When Rita is released, Zordon and Alpha recruit five teenagers from Angel Grove — Jason Lee Scott, Zack Taylor, Kimberly Hart, Trini Kwan and Billy Cranston — to become the Power Rangers, giving them the Power Morphers, Power Coins, and access to the Dinozords.
Zordon goes on to mentor the Rangers over several years, creating the Zeo and Turbo powers to combat the threats of the Machine Empire and Divatox respectively while upgrading the Command Center as well, first into the Power Chamber after the former is destroyed by Goldar and Rito, and then into the Turbo Chamber. Zordon and Alpha eventually leave Earth for Eltar, leaving the then Turbo Rangers under the mentorship of Dimitria and her assistant Alpha 6, returning a short while later to watch the transfer of the Turbo powers.
Months after his departure, Zordon is captured by Dark Specter, who slowly drains him of his powers. When Dark Specter launches his conquest of the universe some months later, Zordon is moved to the Dark Fortress, Astronema's base. After Dark Specter is killed by Darkonda, Andros, the Red Space Ranger, travels to the Dark Fortress and finds Zordon, who convinces Andros to shatter his energy tube, allowing his good energy to destroy the forces of evil. Zordon's death creates an energy wave which travels throughout the universe, turning Lord Zedd, Rita, and Divatox into humans, turning Astronema into her former self Karone, and turning the other villains into sand.
Several years later, Gosei, the Megaforce Rangers' mentor, is shown to be one of Zordon's students.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa free Ivan Ooze, who destroys the Command Center and Zordon's energy tube, leaving Zordon on the verge of death. With Zordon dying, the Rangers travel to Phaedos to obtain the Great Power and revive him. After achieving their goal on Phaedos with the help of Dulcea, who appears to know who Zordon is, the Rangers return to Earth and defeat Ivan Ooze. By the time they return to the Command Center, they appear to be too late, but using the Great Power, the Rangers manage to bring Zordon back to life.
- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers season 1, episode 1: "Day of the Dumpster"
- Power Rangers Zeo episode 1: "A Zeo Beginning" Part 1
- Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997)
- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Fan Club video (1993)
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- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995)
- Power Rangers Zeo episode 2: "A Zeo Beginning" Part 2
- Power Rangers Turbo episode 3, "Shift Into Turbo" Part 3
- Power Rangers Turbo episode 19: "Passing the Torch" Part 2
- Power Rangers Turbo episode 45: "Chase Into Space" Part 2
- Power Rangers in Space episode 43: "Countdown to Destruction" Part 2
- Power Rangers Megaforce episode 1: "Mega Mission"