|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)
Zordon is a fictional character from the Power Rangers franchise who serves as the Rangers' mentor. Zordon first appeared on the first season of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and appeared in subsequent seasons until the conclusion of Power Rangers in Space.
Ten thousand years ago, Zordon clashed with his nemesis, Rita Repulsa, on Earth. During their final battle, Rita trapped Zordon in a time warp, while Zordon sealed Rita and her minions away in a "dumpster" on the Moon. After the battle ended, Zordon, with the aid of his robot assistant, Alpha 5, created a Command Center in the California desert outside the city of Angel Grove. He then created the Power Morphers, the Power Coins, and the Dinozords. When Rita Repulsa was released from the dumpster, Zordon recruited 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, the Power Coins, and the Dinozords to battle Rita.
Zordon continued to mentor the Power Rangers over several years, creating the Zeo and Turbo powers to combat the threats of the Machine Empire and Divatox. Over time, Zordon upgraded their Command Center, first into the Power Chamber and then into the Turbo Chamber.
After some time had passed, Zordon and Alpha left Earth for Eltar, leaving the Turbo Rangers under the mentorship of Dimitria and her assistant, Alpha 6, but returned a short while later to attend the transfer of the Turbo powers.
Months after his departure, Zordon was captured by Dark Specter, who slowly drained him of his powers. Soon afterwards, Dark Specter launched his conquest of the universe and moved Zordon to the Dark Fortress, Astronema's base. After Dark Specter was killed by Darkonda, Andros, the Red Space Ranger, traveled to the Dark Fortress and found Zordon. Zordon convinced Andros to shatter his energy tube, allowing his good energy to destroy the forces of evil. Zordon's death created an energy wave that traveled throughout the universe, turning Lord Zedd, Rita, and Divatox into humans, Astronema into her former self (Karone), and the other villains into sand.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
In the 1995 Power Rangers film, Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa freed Ivan Ooze, who destroyed the Command Center and Zordon's energy tube. Zordon was left on the verge of death. With Zordon dying, the Rangers traveled to Phaedos in order to obtain the Great Power needed to revive him. After achieving their goal on Phaedos with the help of Dulcea, the Rangers returned to Earth and defeated Ivan Ooze. Having succeeded, they returned to the Command Center to find Zordon lifeless. The Rangers then used the Great Power to bring Zordon back to life.
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