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"Beamcaster here, on the air. I’ve got the hits for you and they’re comin’ atcha!"
―The Beamcaster’s first words upon being created.[src]

"That’s it Zedd heads. Sing it out. You’re beautiful."
―The Beamcaster after everyone in Angel Grove Park are hypnotize.[src]

"Cool. The Power Rangers are groovin’ to our tune. That’s it dudes and dudettes. Keep that steady beat poundin’."
―The Beamcaster after brainwashing Jason, Zack and Trini.[src]

"The next six callers get to hail Lord Zedd! You can’t stop me Power Rangers. Not while I still have my promotional supply of exploding devices!"
―The Beamcaster when confronted by all six Power Rangers.[src]

"Hey, I don’t- Whoa!"
―The Beamcaster upon having his bomb thrown back by Tommy.[src]

"Power Rangers, this is your swan song! Time to rock and roll you out of here!"
―The Beamcaster reacting to the Power Blaster and his final words before his demise.[src]

Beamcaster was a radio microphone themed monster who served as the main antagonist of the episode "Zedd Waves".

History

It is the day of the Stone Canyon triathlon and Lord Zedd decides to take advantage of the mass gathering of people. As Bulk and Skull go fishing for the Power Rangers, Zedd teleports away Bulk's energy output meter and a fishing rod that belongs to Skull's father. With them, Zedd creates Beamcaster to brainwash the entirety of Angel Grove.

Beamcaster’s first move is to stand atop a tall hill and brainwash the entirety of Angel Grove Park with his music. All brainwashed people say, "Hail Lord Zedd" and are referred to as “Zeddheads.” This sets off the alarm at the Command Center but half of the Power Rangers are at the triathlon and thus unavailable.

With half of the team unreachable for the team being, Zordon has to call upon Jason, Zack, and Trini who are out diving. However, when they morph, Beamcaster surrounds them with his victims and hypnotizes them. Delighted, Zedd tries to press the advantage by sending down Z Putty Patrollers to destroy the remaining three Rangers, but they wipe out the Putties with help from Rocky, Adam, and Aisha. Sensing something is wrong, they travel to the Command Center and learn of their friend’s fates and start work on a Frequency Reverser to reverse it.

Meanwhile, as Bulk and Skull return from their fishing trip due to their lost equipment, they find Beamcaster who immediately brainwashes them. Shortly after that, as the athletes pass the halfway point of the triathlon, Beamcaster arrives and brainwashes most of Angel Grove in one fell swoop.

Right after this happens, the Power Rangers rush into battle without testing the device. They confront Beamcaster and reveal the Reverser’s purpose only to have retreat from a barrage of Zedd Waves. When Billy and Kimberly dodged the waves, they dropped the Frequency Reverser and Jason’s zombie walk prevents him from grabbing it whilst other Zeddhead’s trample the device underfoot. Surrounded by their friends and fellow citizens, the two Rangers almost immediately fall victim to the Beamcaster’s brainwashing. However, while he does this, Tommy manages to escape the Zeddhead army and confront Beamcaster.

Beamcaster throws an apple bomb at Tommy. However, he dodges it so Beamcaster takes him down with a frog bomb and then a bamboo bomb before he brainwashes the White Ranger as he recovers. With all of his enemies defeated and brainwashed, Beamcaster teleports away as his job is now done. With no options left, Zordon is forced to call on Rocky, Adam, and Aisha for help, but the device fails to work once more. Adam corrects the issue (a wire being out of place), and they focus the device’s beam through the Viewing Globe onto their friends, freeing them. After they regroup, and get the Frequency Reverser to use against Beamcaster, the Power Rangers then go and confront Beamcaster on the other side of the park.

Billy tries to blast him down with the Frequency Reverser, but Beamcaster deflects it back with his fishing rod. He then pulls out a potato bomb and a scroll bomb but Tommy catches and tosses them both back at Beamcaster. The monster then pulls out a sword from his cloak and prepares to cut them down, but this allows the Rangers to combine their Power Weapons and form the Power Blaster, defeating Beamblaster.

Unlike most of his contemporaries, Beamcaster is not enlarged. After he is destroyed, he reverts back to Bulk and Skull's property and the entirety of the “Zeddhead” army is saved.

Personality

Beamcaster had a habitual habit of narrating and talking like a mid-morning radio announcer and all of his lines had some pun or reference to DJ activity. Beamcaster was also a very calm monster, and never raised his voice even when he was being blasted down by his own bombs.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Teleportation: Beamcaster was able to teleport to any location at will by flashing with red energy and dematerializing.
  • Bomb Generation: Beamcaster was able to generate various shaped bombs from thin air.
  • Bomb Ignition: Beamcaster was instantly able to ignite a frog shaped bomb in a flash of fire.

Abilities

  • Strength: Beamcaster was able to knock back the Frequency Reverser’s energy beam with one swing of his fishing rod.
  • Durability: Beamcaster survived multiple explosions from his own bombs without getting a scratch.
  • Sight: Beamcaster was able to see despite having no eyes.
  • Speech: Beamcaster was able to speak despite completely lacking a mouth.
  • Reflexes: Beamcaster was able to catch his scroll and potato bombs as they were being thrown at him.

Weaknesses

  • Slow Speed: Beamcaster was extremely slow and failed to attack the Power Rangers before they could form the Power Blaster which was his undoing.

Arsenal

  • Fishing Rod: Beamcaster's signature weapon which doubled as a conducting baton with which he would direct the brainwashed citizens.
    • Mind Control Notes: Beamcaster could fire a clear wave of red and blue musical notes that could turn even the Power Rangers into mindless minions.
    • Deflection: Beamcaster’s fishing rod was able to knock back the Frequency Reverser’s energy beam with one swing.
  • Frog Bomb: Beamcaster could produce and throw a large frog shaped bomb at his enemies.
  • Potato Bomb: Beamcaster used this potato shaped bomb but Tommy threw it back.
  • Dynamite: Beamcaster used this scroll shaped dynamite on the Power Rangers but Tommy threw it back.
  • Sword: After the scroll bomb was thrown back, Beamcaster pulled a sword out from his cloak. However, he was unable to use it before his destruction.

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

  • Beamcaster was voiced by Dave Mallow.

Design

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Etymology

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Notes

  • Beamcaster was the final monster to be successfully destroyed by the Power Blaster.

Appearances

See Also

References

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