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Breaking Black is the fifth episode of Power Rangers Dino Charge. This episode delves into Chase's past. It also marks the debut of the Dino Spike and the Para Zord, making way for the Dino Charge Megazord's third configuration, the Para-Raptor Formation.


When Moana, a Maori fortune teller, needs Chase to guard her shop from a potential thief, Chase is happy to help, but falls under the spell of Sledge's latest monster, Spellbinder. The rest of the Rangers must quickly figure out how to help break Spellbinder's hold on Chase before their friend is lost to them forever.


Chase is constantly inattentive and unfocused, not paying attention to the quality of the food he is sending, not cleaning floors correctly, and walking off shift to chat up a girl in the cafe. While he is being chewed out for his negligence, an old friend named Moana asks him to watch her shop, as she had a vision that it will be robbed. He agrees to help, despite everyone else saying how bad a job he will do. Needless to say, it does get robbed - by one of Sledge's minions, Spellbinder, who uses the item he stole, an evil amulet, to manipulate Chase's mind. While the spell works, he is momentarily able to break it by focusing while skateboarding. It returns just as he is trying to deliver the final blow, allowing Spellbinder to escape.

Because Spellbinder's cape was able to reflect all of the ranger's attacks, Kendall has created the Dino Spike Charger, which allows the rangers to combine their weapons to form the Dino Spike. However, all five must be in sync, if Chase can't focus, they can't use it. The others go to Moana's shop to get more information, and she reveals she gave Chase the Black Energem after he showed his bravery. They also realize Chase focuses best when on his skateboard.

The rangers confront Spellbinder again but get tossed around. Spellbinder hits all but Shelby with the amulet's ray and orders a now-turned Chase to finish off Shelby. Thinking quickly, she pushes a wheeled palette towards Chase, letting it act as a skateboard and allowing him to break free of the spell. They morph and beat the monster with the Dino Spike, but Sledge makes him grow. In turn, the rangers form the Para-Raptor Formation to take him down.

After, Chase is told by Koda it is his turn to clean the museum floor. While he rides off on his skateboard, mop in hand, Shelby realizes it was Koda's turn to clean the floor. Koda remarks, "Maybe he should pay attention to schedule too..."


Dino Chargers


  • In the original footage of the first warehouse encounter, Riley's helmet is missing the silver mouth plate.
  • When the Rangers morph and use Dino Steel, they, Spellbinder, Wrench, and Curio inexplicably appear outside of the warehouse they'd all been in. As soon as the fight starts, they all appear to be back inside the warehouse.
    • While this also can be seen in Kyoryuger, the fight in the related episode began outside, then was pushed indoors by the Kyoryugers charging the Debo Monsters. They were not originally inside, then go outside to pose, then return to being inside as is depicted here.

      Rangers posing outside

  • In the recap, when Sledge says, "Bring me the Energems," the subtitles misspell "Energems" as "Engergems."
  • During the fight scene, when Curio said, "I wish I'd stayed with Poisandra", the subtitles misspelled "Poisandra" as "Possandra".


  • The title is a reference to the famous AMC series "Breaking Bad".
  • This episode is the first where an auxiliary Charger is used on-screen.
  • Spellbinder was destroyed.

    Dino Spike

See Also


Power nav icon.png List of Power Rangers Dino Charge and Dino Super Charge episodes Icon-kyoryuger.png
Dino Charge

1: Powers From the Past • 2: Past, Present and Fusion • 3: A Fool's Hour • 4: Return of the Caveman • 5: Breaking Black • 6: The Tooth Hurts • 7: Let Sleeping Zords Lie • 8: Double Ranger, Double Danger • 9: When Logic Fails • 10: The Royal Rangers • 11: Break Out • 12: Knight After Knights • 13: Sync or Swim • 14: True Black • 15: Rise of a Ranger • Halloween Special: The Ghostest With the Mostest • 16: No Matter How You Slice It • 17: World Famous! (In New Zealand) • 18: Deep Down Under • 19: Wishing For a Hero • Christmas Special: Race to Rescue Christmas • 20: One More Energem

Dino Super Charge

1: When Evil Stirs • 2: Forgive and Forget • 3: Nightmare in Amber Beach • 4: A Date with Danger • 5: Roar of the Red Ranger • 6: Forged Under Fire • 7: Home Run Koda • 8: Riches and Rags • 9: Besties 4Eva! • 10: Gone Fishin • 11: Love at First Fight • Halloween Special: Trick or Trial • 12: Catching Some Rays • 13: Recipe for Disaster • 14: Silver Secret • 15: Wings of Danger • 16: Freaky Fightday • 17: Worgworld • 18: The Rangers Rock! • 19: Edge of Extinction • 20: End of Extinction • Christmas Special: Here Comes Heximas