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"No. We're doomed!"
―General Crunch's final words before his death.[src]

General Crunch was one of the four generals of the Venjix Computer Network.


Biography

Not much is known behind the creation of General Crunch, or what his duties are in the service of Venjix (as his comrade General Shifter generally handled the creation of Attack Bots, while Tenaya 7 generally led ground battles against the Rangers and infiltration); regardless, he seemed to be a high-ranking officer, and once entirely handled the creation of the Balloon Bot and beginning the growth download sequence while Venjix was apparently occupied. He rarely entered the battlefield himself, though this was not out of cowardice but simply not being required very often; he could however handle himself in a fight, utilizing a staff topped with a cloud-like end.

At one point, he drove Venjix to blow him to pieces when he first asked if Venjix would rather wait until the rangers defeat an attack bot before downloading into it a growth program, and later wonders out loud why Venjix hasn't launched a full-scale attack while the city defenses were down (in other words, he was pointing out flaws in Venjix's plans). After Venjix decided that both General Crunch and General Shifter had become obsolete, they were blasted and destroyed. After sometime though, both generals were rebuilt and given their positions back in Venjix's evil machine order. He fought the rangers personally for the first time Tvicon.png TV STORY-Ranger Blue, where he defeated Ziggy and Summer in combat, showing the true fighting potential behind his confused personality.

When Tenaya hacks into Venjix's database Tvicon.png TV STORY-Danger and Destiny, Crunch breaks into the control tower and begins to fight with Tenaya, easily overpowering her. However, when Doctor K reverses the deletion of Gem and Gemma, they shoot down the control tower with Crunch still inside. Crunch is destroyed when it crashes into the ground.

Personality

General Crunch is not so serious and gives the appearance of being less intelligent unlike his co-general, General Shifter. And while he appears to be confused, dumb, and a bit of a blabbermouth, often angering Venjix, he also displays a highly-tuned sense of strategy. He is also quite a skilled fighter.

Creations

Notes

  • He occasionally breaks the Fourth Wall, by questioning Venjix on why he doesn't take certain actions; such as waiting for the Rangers to badly damage an Attack Bot before downloading the growth program to it, and not launching a full scale attack when Corinth City's defenses are down. In this way, Crunch can be seen as voicing the audience watching the show. 
  • Depending on the opinion of the viewer, Crunch's statements may be insulting Venjix's intelligence/common sense. Alternatively, Crunch's statements can be seen as a form of lampshade hanging utilized to address perceived plot holes.
  • General Crunch never made the action figure line that went along with the show. However, an unarticulated collectible figure was made for the Adventure Sets. It comes with the Trax Adventure Set and the Engine Adventure Set.
  • During his first appearance, Crunch voice was pitched lower resulting in a deeper voice, it was likely changed to a high pitched one to fit his personality.
  • Crunch is the only one of three original generals of Venjix who never betrayed him.
  • Crunch is the third general of Venjix to die.

See Also

Power nav icon.png Power Rangers RPM Icon-rpm.png
Rangers
Scott Truman - Flynn McAllistair - Summer Landsdown - Ziggy Grover - Dillon - Gem - Gemma
Gear
Cell Shift Morpher - Rev Morpher - Sky Morpher - Engine Cells - Nitro Blaster - Street Saber - Turbo Cannon - Zip Charger - Turbo Axe - Rocket Blaster - Cloud Hatchet - Skyshift Blazer - Wheel Blaster - Rail Saber - Rail Blaster - Road Blaster - Turbo Plasma Launcher - RPM Enforcer - Project GO-ONGER
Allies
Dr. K - Colonel Mason Truman - Samurai Rangers
Zords and Megazords
Eagle Racer - Lion Hauler - Bear Crawler - Tail Spinner - Wolf Cruiser - Croc Carrier - Falcon Chopper - Tiger Jet - Whale Jumbo Jet - Paleozords - Turbo Falcon Zord - Road Attack Zord
High Octane Megazord - ValveMax Megazord - Zenith Megazord - Mach Megazord - SkyRev Megazord - PaleoMax Megazord - RPM Ultrazord
Venjix Computer Network
Venjix
General Crunch - General Shifter - Tenaya - Kilobyte - Grinders - Venjix Drones
Attack Bots
Generation 5 Attack Bot - Generation 9 Amphibious Attack Bot (Water Hoser) - Subterranean Plutonic Gopher Bot - Generation 9 Noz Bot Attack System - Magnetron - Pump Attack Bot - Boom Bot - Camera Attack Bot - Drill Attack Bot - Generation 12 Reflects Bot - Gat Bot - Broiler Bot - Sat Bot - Lightning Bot - Oil Bot - Dyna Bot - Vacuum Bot - Saw Bot Generation 15 - Generation 16 Saw Bot - Balloon Bot - Generation 3 Textile Bot - Manhole Bot - Knight Bot - Hammer Attack Bot - Generation 3 Chemical Bot - Dowser Bot - Series 2 Rotor Bot - Heat Bot - Generation 16 Hyper Bot - Dumbbell Bot - Generation 12 Energy Bot - Final Attack Bot
Other Villains:
Alphabet Soup - Fresno Bob
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