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"“PLAY BALL!”"
―Babe Ruthless' first words when the Dinozords arrived.[src]

"“BWA HA HA HA HA! HO HO HO HO! HE HE HA HA HA HA!”"
―Babe Ruthless' signature laugh that he does twice, once after growing and once before charging forth to his doom.[src]

"“When Babe Ruthless pitches his lightning, ALL IN ITS PATH SHALL BE PUNISHED! HA HA HA HA!”"
―Babe Ruthless showing off how cocky and arrogant he is after Billy suggested attacking from left and right to rescue Jason.[src]

"“WHOA! W-HEY!""
―Babe Ruthless after the Dragonzord Battle Mode impaled him and his final words before his death.[src]

Babe Ruthless was a baseball playing pixie/ogre monster created by Finster.

Biography

Babe was sent by Goldar to Earth to fight the Rangers. Babe came to Earth with Goldar and Scorpina after the Rangers freed themselves from Weaveworm's cocoon. Babe enlarged along with Goldar and Scorpina and started the battle with the Rangers and their Dinozords. Tommy however was not present until later in the battle since he was having an audition for a karate commercial. Whilst Scorpina and Goldar took on the Tyrannosaurus, he fought the other three Zords (with the Pterodactyl mysteriously gone). The Sabertooth Tiger blasted him with its tail cannon but was completely unfazed and blasted them with energy baseballs. However, he was forced to retreat and defend Scorpina and Goldar after they were blasted down by the Sabertooth Tiger. Shortly thereafter, Tommy managed to leave the audition and summoned the Dragonzord. The Rangers then formed Dragonzord Battle Mode which Babe fought personally whilst Scorpina and Goldar fought the Tyrannosaurs but all three were overwhelmed. He then tried to attack with red mist but the Power Staff shielded the Zords. He tried to use a massive ball on the Dragonzord Battle Mode and Tyrannosaurs but the latter's tail knocked it right back at him. In desperation, Babe Ruthless then charged to try and fight it hand to hand but was killed by the Power Staff, being impaled and then falling flat on his back before exploding. 

Personality

Babe is highly arrogant, confident and boastful. He has the mannerisms of a baseball player and enjoyed fighting the Rangers. However his arrogance was also his weakness as he was finally defeated by the Dragonzord Battle Mode after charging full tilt into it's staff.

Powers And Abilities

  • Superhuman Strength: Babe has superhuman strength that allows him to easily wrestle with the Dragonzord Battle Mode and pick up a massive red ball that's bigger than his head.
  • Enlarging: Babe can enlarge himself at will without the aid of Rita's magic.
  • Mist Projection: Babe Ruthless can fire a cloud of red mist from his antenna but what it can do is unknown since the Power Staff blocked it and it disapperated.

Arsenal

  • Gauntlets: Babe has large yellow baseball gloves which he can use to wrestle with his opponents.
    • Lightning Blasts: Babe can shoot yellow lightning in the shape of yellow baseballs from his gauntlets.
  • Giant Ball: Babe can summon a giant red ball, which he can use in battle by throwing it at the enemy with great force.

Behind The Scenes

Portrayal

  • Babe Ruthless is voiced by Richard Epcar.
    • Babe's voice is identical to that of both Shellshock and the later Autochthon. This is especially evident when he says anything with the words "batter" or "ball" in it (such as "batter up" and "try my curve ball") where he suddenly gains the same vocal inflections as Shellshock.

Notes

  • His name is a play on legendary baseball player George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. He earned the nickname through people seeing him with his guardian, Jack Dunn, and calling him "Jack's new Babe" (as in baby child with "babe" being slang for it) and the nickname stuck.
  • Babe Ruthless is the first monster since Shellshock to speak full coherent sentences since Spidertron through Mutitus spoke exclusively in grunts and growls/snarls.
    • This does not count Frankenstein's Monster, the Rockstar, and the Samurai Fan Man who spoke only a small amount of lines and mostly communicated in incoherent grunts, growls and yells.
      • Ironically, both Shellshock and Babe Ruthless were voiced by Epcar and the Fan Man and Frankenstein's Monster were voiced by Tom Wyner.
  • The original Japanese monster was the first monster slain by Gouryuuzin. This is why his battle against the Dragonzord Battle Mode is more fleshed out than it was against Spidertron (its first actual battle in PR). Dora Tarantula was originally the second monster killed by the formation.
  • The reason that there is never any footage used of Babe Ruthless whilst small is because his small form was a little Japanese boy based around a baseball pitcher. He only became the monster form used for Babe Ruthless after they cleaved off his horn and grew.
  • Since the Zord battle against Babe occurred before Weaveworm, Babe Ruthless was technically the first monster to enlarge himself without external assistance in the entire franchise with this becoming the default way to grow giant in Lost Galaxy.
    • In Zyuranger, Dora Pixie was the only monster to grow at will which occurred when the Zyurangers cleaved off his human form's horn which made him grow into this giant monster.
      • Weaveworm's counterpart, Dora Silkys, was enlarged by Bandora's wand but that was cut from this episode since the plot of "A Star is Born" required her to be out of commission.

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