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"This is just the calm before the REAL storm!"
―Desperaino when becoming a Mega-Monster.[src]

"So this is despair? This isn’t delightful at all! Ahh!"
―Desperaino’s final words before his second death.[src]

Desperaino is a despair/rain/umbrella themed Nighlok who possesses the ability to open a rain cloud above his victims' heads, causing them to encounter the most terrible misery of all: the loss of hope. He serves as the main antagonist of the episode "Forest for the Trees".


Desperaino was one of the Nighloks. He could fly using the special folding umbrella on his head. He also wielded a spear, which could fire lasers. But his main ability was to summon a special cloud above the heads of his victims, which puts them into despair. In the tenth episode, Desperaino attacked Panorama City and started terrorizing people by summoning his clouds and placing people into despair to increase the level of the Sanzu River. When the Power Rangers arrived, Desperaino battled them and they couldn't defeat him, because Mike carelessly tried to use Beetle Disc and ruined the team's attack on the villain. Then, Desperaino left. He returned to the junk of Master Xandred and planned to get praised by his master by terrorizing the people and increasing the level of the Sanzu River. He annoyed Octoroo by wetting his book and Dayu by wetting her musical instrument. Then, he attacked the city again and again encountered the Rangers. He again successfully battled the heroes, but Mike used his spear as a staff for leaping and jumped to Desperaino before striking the Nighlok with the Spin Sword, destroying him. He was resurrected as a Mega Monster and again fought the Rangers only to be destroyed by the Samurai Battlewing.Tvicon.png TV STORY-Forest for the Trees

Desperaino later attended a Halloween party at the Nighlok Heaven where he recounts his battles with the Samurai Rangers. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Party Monsters


Desperaino was an arrogant and confident Nighlok with a prideful attitude and he enjoyed terrorizing people and placing them into despair with his magic. However he also possesses a sense of humor and says that rain increases his mood.

Powers and Abilities


  • Despair Cloud: He can create a cloud of despair to make anyone who touches the rain full of despair.
  • Mega Monster Form: Like all Nighloks, Desperaino can grow into a Mega Monster.


Desperaino when flying.

  • Flight: By opening the umbrella above his head, he is able to fly.


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  • Nighlok Spear: Desperaino is armed with a spear in battle that can fire red lasers.

Behind the Scenes



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  • Desperaino's name comes from the words Desperado, Despair, and Rain.


  • He is voiced by the same voice actor as Yamiror.
  • Desperaino's name comes from "desperado" and "rain"; his name is only shown in the credits of "Forest for the Trees", and is never addressed by name in the episode, although he is referred to as Desperaino in "Party Monsters".


See Also


Power nav icon.png Icon-samurai.png Power Rangers Samurai & Power Rangers Super Samurai Icon-prss.png
Jayden Shiba - Kevin - Mia Watanabe - Mike - Emily - Antonio Garcia - Lauren Shiba
Samuraizer - Samurai Morpher - Black Box - Power Discs - Spin Sword - Mega Blade - Fire Smasher - Hydro Bow - Sky Fan - Forest Spear - Earth Slicer - Barracuda Blade - Shark Sword - Bullzooka - Mega Mode - Super Mode - Super Mega Mode - Shark Attack Mode - Mega Shark Mode - Shogun Mode - Samurai SUV
Mentor Ji - Farkas Bulkmeier - Spike Skullovitch - Eugene Skullovitch - Cody - Scott Truman
Zords and Megazords
Lion FoldingZord - Dragon FoldingZord - Turtle FoldingZord - Bear FoldingZord - Ape FoldingZord - BeetleZord - SwordishZord - TigerZord - OctoZord - Samurai ClawZord - LightZord - SharkZord - BullZord
Samurai Megazord - Beetle Blaster Megazord - Swordfish Fencer Megazord - Tiger Drill Megazord - Samurai Battlewing - Battlewing Megazord - Octo Spear Megazord - Claw Battlezord - Claw Armor Megazord - Samurai Battle Cannon - Light Megazord - Samurai Shark Megazord - Bull Megazord - Samurai Gigazord - Samurai Lightzord - Samurai Shark Gigazord
Master Xandred - Octoroo - Serrator - General Gut - Moogers - Spitfangs - Furry Warts - Papyrox
Deker - Dayu
Venjix Computer Network: Professor Cog - Grinders
Tooya - Scorpionic - Rofer - Doubletone - Dreadhead - Negatron - Yamiror - Madimot - Desperaino - Robtish - Vulpes - Steeleto - Antberry - Splitface - Arachnitor - Rhinosnorus - Sharkjaw - Sergeant Tread
Armadeevil - Switchbeast - Eyescar - Crustor - Skarf - Duplicator - Grinataur - Epoxar - Maldan - Trickster - Pestilox - Fiera - Gigertox - Gred