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Goldar (or Flydar in the pilot episode), was the most powerful warrior of the Evil Space Aliens who served under the command of Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd and usually usually fought alongside Scorpina or Rito Revolto.
Goldar serves as the main antagonist of the episodes "Day of the Dumpster", "A Pressing Engagement", "Green With Evil parts I, II and III", "Doomsday", "Crystal of Nightmares," "A Pig Surprise," "Return of an Old Friend," "Grid Connection." and the overarching main antagonist of "A Star Is Born",
- 1 History
- 2 Video game appearances
- 3 Personality
- 4 Forms
- 5 Change in appearance
- 6 Gallery
- 7 Notes
- 8 See Also
- 9 References
According to the first conversations between Goldar and Lord Zedd, Goldar served Zedd with unquestioning loyalty before he was assigned to Rita's team. Where and for how long he served Zedd is unknown before he and the rest of the villains (bar Zedd) were sealed in a dumpster by Zordon.
10,000 years later, two astronauts accidentally released the Evil Space Aliens who reclaimed their Moon Palace as their base and quickly unleashed their Putty Patrollers on Zordon's new Power Rangers. Meanwhile, Goldar led his Empress' very first invasion against the Earth. However, he soon faced the Power Rangers who wiped the floor with his Putties until Rita made him grow giant. The Rangers summoned their Dinozords for the first time and formed the Dino Megazord in Tank Mode but it failed to harm Goldar who blasted them and caused major damage. They then formed Battle Mode and took on Goldar but he proved too much. Unfortunately for him, before he could kill them, they summoned the Power Sword and, knowing what it could do, he fled.
He spent the following episode in the background contributing nothing.
As part of a plan to divide and conquer the Rangers with a monster, Goldar sent a platoon to attack Kimberly and Trini at a recycling plant. Once this failed, he personally led an attack on the two girls by the Putties whilst the males attacked the Mighty Minotaur. They were initially overwhelmed by the Putties until the Mighty Minotaur was grown so they summoned the Dinozords, Kimberly using her Pterodactyl's laser cannons to defeat the Putties, forcing Goldar to withdraw.
Rita developed a scheme to use King Sphinx's wind power to blow away four of the Rangers and kill Jason with Goldar and the monster. Goldar arrived very abruptly in the fight, when Jason and Sphinx were at a stalemate in the fight, and turned the tide with fire blasts before Rita made them grow. They blasted Jason down several times but he managed to get the newly sent Power Crystals to summon the Rnagers. They summoned their Dinozords but Tank Mode had no effect on the duo and their counter attack did several damage so they entered Tank Mode. Goldar and King Sphinx easily held their own, even forcing the Megazord back into Tank Mode at one point, but he was forced to retreat after the monster was slain.
Goldar accompanied Rita, Squatt, Baboo and Finster to a cave where the Power Eggs were and later accompanied carried the chest containing the Power Eggs after Maria and the Chunky Chicken monster retrieved them. He lost then when he was hit by the Blade Blaster Tower Formation and fought Kimberly and Trini only to be badly edited to the warehouse district where he watched Maria get freed and the Megazord destroy the Chunky Chicken.
Much later, after making Tommy Oliver into her evil Green Ranger, Rita desired to lure the Power Rangers into a trap and used her magic wand to grow her top henchman, Goldar, to giant-size. The Power Rangers, seeing this in the Viewing Globe, morphed into action to confront him. After a brief battle with some Putties, the Rangers summoned their Dinozords, formed the Megazord, and summoned the Power Sword to battle Goldar. Suddenly, Goldar disappeared and Tommy invaded thier cockpit and defeated them. Later, Goldar confronted Jason in Rita's Dark Dimension after Tommy captured him and nearly killed the Red Ranger before being forced to leave by Tommy's arrival. Later, after Jason was teleported to safety, he told Tommy that he would remain there until further notice for his failure.
With the Megazord proving problematic for the Green Ranger, Rita planned an eclipse to weaken it enough for it to be anihilated so enlarged Goldar and forced him to go on a rampage. As Goldar rampaged through Angel Grove, he saw Bulk and Skull in a bus and picked them up before marching to the beach and forcing the Rangers to respond. The Rangers chase after Goldar, who has put the bus on a cliff, with Squatt, Babboo, and the Putties pushing it toward the edge, while Bulk and Skull are helplessly trapped inside. The Rangers finally summon their Dinozords and form the Megazord. Just as the bus is pushed over the edge, the Megazord catches it and puts it back on the cliff in safely.
The Megazord battled with Goldar on the beach when suddenly, Rita's solar eclipse began, and the Megazord began to lose power. Despite this, the Megazord managed to gain the upper hand on Goldar, knocking him to the ground. On seeing this, Rita sent her newly reawakened minion Scorpina into battle and grew her into a giant, hideous scorpion monster. The Megazord was severely weakened by the combined power of Goldar and Scorpina and the loss of its solar energy enough that Goldar was able to jump kick the Megazord to the ground as the eclipse reached its zenith. Jason called on the Power Sword for an energy boost, and the Megazord got back on its feet and reclaimed the advantage on Goldar and Scorpina. However, Rita then summoned the Green Ranger (who had been captured during a second attack on the Command Center) and enlarged him too. However, they eventually managed to regain it and return Tommy to the side of good where he then joined the Rangers as thier Sixth Ranger.
Goldar teamed up with the Spidertron very briefly, blasting down the Rangers with fire but was stopped by Zack's Blade Blaster before the monster was enlarged and he left.
After transforming Kimberly's grandmother's spinning wheel into the Wheel of Misfortune, she sent Goldar and Scorpina down to Earth in order to grow. The individual Zords were no match, Goldar netting up the Tyrannosaurs and energy blasts from Scorpina prevented the other Zords from interfering before they cut it down. Luckily, Tommy broke free and blasted them down with the Dragonzord's missile barrage before freeing the Tyrannosaurs Dinozord. Midway through the Zord fight, the Wheel arrived and managed to put up a solid fight, even giving the Megazord trouble. It was ultimately destroyed when the Megazord combined with the Dragonzord and Titanus to form the Dino Ultrazord in a last-ditch effort for victory, prompting the other villains to retreat.
After Scorpina got the Mirror of Destruction and Rita enlarged her, giant Goldar popped up and restrained the Megazord, forcing the Rangers to cover their eyes before forcing Goldar in front of it. Scorpina discarded it to save her partner so Jason summoned the Power Sword and obliterated it with an energy slash, making Goldar and Scorpina withdraw.
Goldar, Squatt, and Baboo accompanied the Samurai Fan Man to a cafe where the Rangers confronted the quartet just to be blown away by the monster. He was later enlarged with the Fan Man so Tommy called on the Dragonzord, which combined with the other Zords to form the Dragonzord Battle Mode. None of its attacks could harm the Samurai Fan Man, although they did catch him by surprise and made him drop his rake. The battle continued to go poorly, with their best efforts only pushing him back a bit (before taking some hits of their own). Luckily, they began to turn the tide when they summoned the Power Staff managed to cut the monster's gourd loose with a stab from the Power Staff, freeing Kimberly. After a quick battle with the samurai lance which overpowered the Rangers. Kimberly had summoned her Pterodactyl Dinozord so Jason, knowing that they needed more power, had the team form the Dino Megazord. They called on the Power Sword, breaking the Samurai Fan Man's lance, but he then blew blow both the Megazord and Dragonzord away simultaneously with his fan, which were stopped by a nearby mountainside. Goldar ordered him to kill them and he charged but the Rangers recovered. Jason then called on Titanus to form the Ultrazord, which was finally able to destroy the monster and his fan which forced an angry Goldar to retreat.
With Rita feeling very under the weather, Goldar decided to mastermind an attempt on the Rangers' lives. After Scorpina trapped the Rangers with her Weaveworm monster, went down to Earth with the Babe Ruthless monster and all three made themselves grow at will and attacked the city but the Rangers escaped the cocoon with thier sidearms and summoned thier Zords. 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 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. Although Scorpina returned to giant size, Goldar returned to the Moon Palace.
During Rita's schemes with the Green Candle, Goldar guarded the mystical item and was confronted by Jason whilst the Cyclops monster kept Tommy busy. He defeated Jason easily and easily held him back from the candle until they had to retreat and form the Ultrazord to destroy the Cyclops. Although they succeeded and drained away Tommy's powers, Jason took his powers and both the Dragon Dagger, Dragon Shield, and Dragonzord for his own use.
In perhaps Goldar's most notable appearance, which occured on Power Rangers Day, Rita hatched her biggest scheme yet: bring her Moon Palace to Earth, greatly increasing her power, and call on the long-dormant war Zord Cyclopsis to defeat the Power Rangers once and for all. Shortly thereafter, as Rita lands her palace in the heart of downtown Angel Grove, everyone in the city (apart from the Rangers) is transported to Rita's dark dimension.
Very soon after that, erupted from underground which Alpha and Zordon detected but Goldar entered it and went on a rampage before they could act. The Rangers arrived in their Megazord but it was far too strong and easily bashed them around so they called the Dragonzord. Unfortunately, neither it's missile attack nor it's tail could faze the Zord and both took a thrashing. The Megazord tried to advance but was picked up with it's telekinesis and thrown down so they formed Dragonzord Battle Mode. However, the Tyrannosaurs had it's finishing breath attack pushed back at it and went down before the Dragonzord Battle Mode fired forth it's head fin only to have it thrown back. Cyclopsis then knocked the two down with a barrage of missiles and electrocuted by the War Zord's extending arm cables. Luckily, Zordon summoned Titanus who blasted the Zord back, releasing its hands, and the Rangers formed the Ultrazord. The Zord's strong armor was no match for its barrage and Goldar had to flee before it exploded but its head managed to remain intact.
Although the Rangers thought that it was destroyed, Rita summoned Lokar who reformed it into a stronger version that was now equipped with arm blades although lacking its other abilities. The Megazord and Dragonzord deployed again but Cyclops easily cleaved off the Megazord's right arm and the Dragonzord's tail. Rita then blasted them into apparent oblivion although it was soon revealed that they had actually teleported back to their hiding places.
Following a failed attack on the Power Rangers with the Putty Patrol, in which they escaped using their Communicators which Rita had previously been blocking, Goldar returned to Cyclopsis and went on a rampage. After linking to Rita Repulsa's computer systems while her Palace was on Earth, Alpha discovered that the only weakness in Cyclopsis was that its systems needed to adjust to compensate for battle with a new opponent, and too many changes in the enemy would cause it to freeze up and be completely open to attack. With this new strategy, the Rangers once again deployed against the War Zord.
They first attacked with their individual Dinozords, doing a little damage with the Sabertooth Tiger and Triceratops Dinozord's tail blasts and the Pterodactyl's laser cannons but it soon overwhelmed the Tyrannosaurus so they formed the Megazord and summoned the Dragonzord. The Power Sword was able to prove a match for the Zord's arm blades, pinning them down so that the Dragonzord could smash them with its tail. With the Zord now basically helpless, they formed the Dragonzord in Battle Mode which thrashed the Zord but was overwhelmed by Lokar's lightning. Crushing a building, Jason called for Titanus and they formed the Ultrazord which vanquished Lokar and destroyed Cyclopsis once and for all. Unfortunately, the War Zord's computer warned Goldar of its imminent demise and he was able to escape. In the process, the entire population of Angel Grove was returned and the Evil Space Aliens were forced to retreat back to the Moon.
Whilst the Rangers were held up by the Pudgy Pig, Rita enlarged Goldar to destroy Angel Grove. Once the immediate threat is fought off, the Megazord is brought in to deal with Goldar. The Megazord triumphed after a fierce fight by punching him down and locking swords with him before pulling off the finisher. However, Goldar escaped before the Power Sword can finish him off.
When the Rangers went to Billy's uncle's cabin to study for an exam, Goldar planned to use the Crystal of Nightmares to destroy thier self-confidence and make them easier to destroy. That night, Goldar puts his plan in motion: the Rangers dream of the worst moments of past battles, and share a nightmare in which Zordon tells them they are no longer deserving of their powers and takes them away. With the Rangers even too scared to answer Zordon on thier communicators, Rita sent down the Putties to finish them off.
Eventually, Jason reacted fast enough to run into the cave. Inside he found Goldar waiting, and although still scared summons the confidence up to fight back. He finally takes his chance and kicks the Crystal of Nightmares, destroying it. Goldar was badly injured by a shockwave from it but cursed Jason and teleported away. With their confidence back, the Rangers now make short work of the Putties. There's no time to celebrate, as Goldar and Scorpina show up and are made to grow by Rita. The Rangers morph and summon the Megazord but were completely overwhelmed by the duo, finally getting knocked down by a devastating double jump kick from Goldar. However, they then summoned the Power Sword and cut them down before unleashing the finisher. Although the duo survived, they were badly injured and had to retreat.
After the Dramole captured the parents in Angel Grove on Parent's Day, he took control of Billy to steal the Dragon Dagger who succeeded and gave it to Goldar whilst the Putties preoccupied the others. The Rangers summoned the Megazord to hold the newly summoned Dragonzord at bay, but the former was slammed and severely damaged by the latter. The Rangers leapt out of the Megazord in time to confront Goldar, who again demanded that they give up their Power Coins in order to get their parents back. With no choice but to save their parents' lives, the Rangers, one by one, handed over their Power Coins, placing them inside an ornate treasure box held by Goldar, and are powered down into their human forms. Goldar then revealed that he had no intention of releasing their parents, and with the Power Coins now in his possession, he believed, nothing can stop Rita now.
Goldar then reawakend Dragonzord to finish destroying Angel Grove but Zordon implemented his back-up plan, nearly draining himself of his own life force, but temporarily restoring Tommy Oliver's Green Ranger powers in the process. The Green Ranger teleported to Goldar's location and confronts him, but the beast-warrior merely sent Putties to deal with Tommy and weaken his powers until they were depleted again. Despite putting up a good fight, the unstable nature of Tommy's power began causing him pain, preventing him from fighting at his best. Seeing Tommy getting weaker, Jason had Alpha boost the power, putting him back in the fight. After a harrowing battle, Tommy managed to retrieve the Dragon Dagger and regain control of the Dragonzord, but Rita sent Scorpina to help Goldar destroy the Zord. As giants, the two warriors battled Dragonzord until they realize that they have left the Rangers' Power Coins unguarded so retreated but he was able to escape with the Coins and eventually helped the Rangers destroy the Dramole.
Following this scheme, Goldar became inactive for the rest of Season 1 by just giving random advice and input. However, he did coach the Putties that eventually became Commander Crayfish's Mutant Rangers.
After around a year of activity, Lord Zedd (Rita's master) returned to the Moon and entered his throne room. Goldar eagerly abandoned Rita for his old master, regaining his wings in the process and even sealing her in a dumpster like the one he was once in as well to prove his loyalty. Afterwards, he suggested sending down Rita's ordinary Putty Patrollers but Zedd declared them obsolete and showed off his own Putty Patrollers although these were even easier to defeat than the originals because hitting the massive Z-symbols makes them explode.
After several episodes of doing nothing but standing around, Goldar asked to accompany the Putty Patrol in capturing Trini's neighbor Hallie to show Zedd as the big guy in the room. Goldar and the Putties quickly arrived and kidnapped Hallie whilst proclaiming that this was ultimately just to stick it to the Rangers before they teleported away and taking Hallie to the Venus Island. However, Goldar had managed to lose the bottle in the battle which really angered Zedd and forced him to change his plans. The altered plan amounted to "give me Tommy or I will turn Hallie evil forever" since Zedd still wanted to strip him of his powers. Unfortunately, the Invenusable Flytrap failed to keep the Rangers captive and they rescued her before Zedd could send the Island to the bottom of the ocean.
Goldar accompanied Zedd to the Otherworld where he oversaw the Green Crystal in stealing Tommy's remaining powers and Zedd's dressing down of TurbanShell when he left when the Rangers were on the back-foot. Later, TurbanShell was about to finish Tommy off entirely but Goldar made an appearance, having apparently convinced Zedd to at least let him torture his archenemy and told the monster that he would continue torturing Tommy while TurbanShell resumed his destruction of Angel Grove. TurbanShell was hesitant at first and wanted to be the one to finish Tommy, but Goldar threatened him and reminded him of his status as an underling, letting him know that Lord Zedd has other plans for him. TurbanShell continued to attack Angel Grove after Goldar takes over his place. Goldar "welcomed" Tommy as just his civilian identity because he was no longer the Green Ranger and summoned Z-Putties to restrain him whilst he used some form of dimensional remote to project a holographic screen in the sky and torture him with images and reminders of what he once was. This included deleted footage of him and Trini fighting the Invenusable Flytrap, deleted footage of him posing from "The Green Candle-part II", and the Dragonzord emerging from Angel Grove Quay from "Breaking The Spell."
This seemed to break Tommy to the point of groveling which delighted Goldar so he tried to make Tommy admit he was superior before he was slain. However, Tommy had been playing along the whole time and went on the attack with his opening attack being a powerful jump punch to the chest and then disarmed the very stunned Goldar. Although Tommy fought hard, he was overwhelmed by the villain's strength and ended up being slapped down and then thrown through the air. Goldar then prepared to finish him off but the time device was kicked out of his hands and caught by Tommy much to his own shock before being chest kicked down. Tommy then revealed that he remained sane because the clips reminded him of that he was such a good person, Ranger or not. When he got back up, Tommy backed off but immediately teleported Goldar back to Lord Zedd much to his confusion and anger. He was later present when Tommy smashed the Green Crystal and freed the Dark Rangers which upset Zedd.
Luckily for Rita and Zedd, the inevitable defeat of TurbanShell proved to be a Pyrrhic victory since the Green Crystal was successful in draining Tommy's powers and he lost them for good.
Following his success in stealing Tommy's powers, Lord Zedd got over zealous and decided to drain the remaining Power Rangers' powers. To this end, he sent down Goldar to kidnap them and, although they morphed, he was able to teleport them all away by firing flames at them from his sword. He teleported them to the Dark Dimension where Goldar showed the new versions of the Green Candles and lit them, slowly draining the Rangers' powers. In the meantime, Zedd created Pipebrain to delay or destroy Jason long enough for Zedd to drain away his powers, forcing Jase to overcome his guilt to save his friends. Unfortunately for Zedd, Jason became resolute and defeated Pipebrain with the Red Dragon Thunderzord and arrived in the Dark Dimension.
There were just a few moments remaining for the Candles when Jason arrived much to Goldar's surprise since he had just proclaimed that Jason would be unable to come. Jason's opening attack was a kick but Goldar's sword blocked it and he was sent flying back by a kick to the chest He proclaimed that he'd annihilate them all and make them regret thier return but Jason dodged another two sword swings and dived over a third and was kicked back during a third clash just to sweep out Jase's legs from under him. Unfortunately for him, Jason immediately recovered and kicked his sword away from him which caused Goldar to dive at his feet just for Jason to spin into the air and get behind him. Goldar tried to fight back but Jason blocked a swing and grabbed him by the hand though he broke free easily so they clashed one last time. Although Goldar threw him down immediately, Jason sent him flying into the candle holder with a swing kick. This knocked over all four Candles igniting the gas around the room and starting a fire in the Dark Dimension which forced Goldar to flee and allowed Jason to save his friends and escape.
Seeing the Rangers were still depressed about Tommy's lost powers, Lord Zedd saw that Kimberly was a hardest hit and decided to make her his queen to conquer the Earth. As she went to some hack fortune teller called Madam Swampy, Zedd sent down his Putties and Goldar outside Madam Swampy's shop where he proclaimed that he knew her future. She declined and defeated a Putty but he lunged forward and grabbed her. Although she resisted, Goldar sprayed her with golden dust which knocked her out so Goldar and the Putties could teleport her to a cave. When Zordon informed the remaining Power Rangers (bar Jason who was with his uncle at Bass Lake), Zedd used his apparent "favorite tactic" and had some Putties attack Richie and Curtis to force the other Rangers to defend them and delay them to allow Zedd to fully corrupt Kimberly into his bride. This division of the Power Rangers bought enough time for Goldar to put Kimberly in a human version of Rita's outfit. However, whatever was supposed to brainwash her was utterly useless and she just play acted as Rita both to bide time and get some karmic revenge by screaming at him and Squatt and Baboo. After they finished off the Putties, Billy and Trini entered the cave themselves and Kimberly happily went along with them to Goldar's intense anger. Kimberly demanded them to retrieve her Morpher and communicator but Goldar attacked although they kicked him flat on the ground and withdrew to Goldar's horror. Zedd then sent down his Mirror Maniac but he was easily destroyed.
When Rita returned to the moon and married Zedd, Goldar was aghast but was completely unable to do anything about it because his master shot him down when he tried to have the Putties catch her.
Often paired with Rito Revolto, Goldar was disgusted by the skeleton's stupidity (and stench), although they eventually became friends of sorts. This is shown to be true as Rito gave him a Christmas present and he accepted it without argument.
When he finally discovered it was a sham, he immediately set out to make things right and had Finster create an antidote for the love spell Rita used. Unfortunately for Goldar, it was revealed that Zedd had come to love Rita on his own, potion or not. Even after Rita dropped her secret plans of usurping Zedd, Goldar still had a massive dislike for her.
After destroying the Ninja Power Coins in the episode "Climb Every Fountain," Rita and Zedd assigned Goldar and Rito the mission of planting a bomb under and inside of the Command Center. but it was defused by Alpha 5. The two were then given a map of the Command Center's basement (that Zedd found) and entered the Center through an underground labyrinth of tunnels that the rule of Power Coins only did not apply to. The duo succeeded in stealing the Zeo Crystal (although he didn't escape with it) The bomb went off, and the Command Center exploded.
However, Goldar and Rito somehow lost the Crystal, and their memories (and in Goldar's case, his wings), and ended up wandering around Angel Grove. They eventually found Bulk and Skull, and ended up becoming their butlers in exchange for food and shelter. Zedd and Rita eventually found them and restored their memories (and Goldar's wings). They returned to their employers and helped them in their quest to destroy the Machine Empire.
Goldar made his reappearance in the premiere episode of In Space during Dark Specter's conference, where he was responsible for revealing Andros's identity. His final appearance was in the Power Rangers in Space finale, Countdown to Destruction appearing alongside Rita, Zedd, Squatt, and Finster when he fired an energy blast strong enough to send Trey of Triforia flying away. His absence after Zordon's Energy Wave suggests that he was turned to dust alongside the majority of other villains in the United Alliance of Evil, something that is confirmed twenty-two years later.
Goldar's sword is one of the many villain relics in Ryjack's collection that are acquired by Evox and his minions (what exactly killed Goldar is not made clear but according to Jason he was most likely a victim of Zordon's Energy Wave). On Evox's orders, Scrozzle uses Ryjack's reanimizer powered up by diamonds on Goldar's sword, cloning Goldar as an even more powerful version of the original known as Goldar Maximus. Upon learning that Evox is the one who cloned him, Goldar Maximus pledges his loyalty to Evox. The recently-cloned Sledge mocks him, saying that he had more power in his toe than Goldar, causing Goldar Maximus to attack him. Evox then orders Goldar Maximus to destroy Sledge, which he proceeds to do, despite Sledge pleading with them.
Goldar accompanies Snide to the Dino Charge dimension and fights the Dino Charge Rangers, quickly overwhelming them and the newly arrived Beast Morphers Rangers. He easily took Koda down and stole his Energem before fighting off Ravi, Nate, Steel and Zoey. He easily overwhelmed and demorphed them and destroyed their Morphers off-screen. They then went to find Scrozzle whom was assembling a secret weapon to use against the Rangers and Goldar cut open a geode for him. Goldar and Snide later appeared alongside some Putties, Triptoids and Vivix to attack Jason, Zoey and Ravi when they tried to ambush Evox and Scrozzle from behind. He, Roxy, Snide and the army attacked but Ivan's Lightning Final Strike took out Roxy and the Z-Rex Blaster destroyed Snide with Tyler taking down Goldar. He refused to surrender but the Rangers combined the Ptera Saber, Dino Spike, Power Blaster, and Z-Rex Blaster into the Dino Power Ultra Blaster which finally destroyed Goldar for good.
Video game appearances
Goldar is the main villain in the Mighty Morphin' section of the game. He is first seen complaining about Rita making him do her dirty work once again. Suddenly, Lord Zedd appears in a time hole and tells him to contaminate Angel Grove's water supply, zombifying everyone there to form an army of Z-Putties. Goldar follows Zedd's demands, however the Power Rangers are hot on his tail. The "chase" ends at Angel Grove, where Goldar is ready to contaminate the water supply, however the Power Rangers stop him and he is forced to grow. He is defeated in the Megazord battle. In the game, he is voiced by Nolan North this time.
Unlike many other henchmen, Goldar was one of the few who was capable of holding his own against the entire Power Ranger team. As time went by in the series, Goldar's character became less threatening and more comical, especially in the first feature film. He was a dangerous fighter initially, being able to defeat the original team in battle single-handedly. Later, however, he began to lose his edge, with Jason handing him his first major defeat in the episode Missing Green. After this point he was apparently less powerful, losing to the Rangers more and more in combat.
Goldar is close comrades with Scorpina, on a few occasions, the two appeared to be flirting. In the script for the cancelled episode, Honey, I Shrunk the Rangers, Goldar had planned a date with Scorpina, but Rita made him cancel it in favor of going on another mission against the Rangers, much to his dismay. Goldar has a bit of friendship with Rito, though he is often annoyed with Rito's bumbling. Overall the two share a good relationship.
Power Rangers Legacy Wars/Battle for the Grid
Goldar is among the villains who feature in Power Rangers Legacy Wars and Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid. It also features the exclusive Mega Goldar form which is heavily inspired by his appearance in the 1995 movie.
Powers and Abilities
- Strength: Goldar seriously shook up the Dino Megazord's cockpit with a single slash and an extremely powerful double kick was enough to knock back the Dino Megazord. Later on. In episodes such as "Eclipsing Megazord" and "Crystal of Nightmares", he was strong enough to take down the Megazord with Scorpina's help.
- Durability: Goldar withstood the first volley of rounds from the Dino Megazord in Tank Mode and blasts from all five of the Zords' eyes. Additionally, being struck by the energized Power Sword and Thunder Saber as well as a fireball from the White Tigerzord in Warrior Mode only made him and Scorpina fall down.
- Master Swordsman: Goldar was better than any other villain at combat with a weapon, perhaps even more than Rita but excluding Zedd. Goldar constantly failed to beat Tommy in his Green Ranger form whilst Zedd could overpower him in his more powerful White Ranger form without breaking a sweat.
- Master Hand to Hand Combatant: Goldar is not as good at hand to hand combat as he is at swordsmanship, but is still easily able to take down all five Rangers (although Tommy was almost always able to overpower him).
- Expert Zord Pilot: Goldar was able to expertly pilot both Cyclopsis and Serpentera with no assistance and overwhelm the Zords easily in both as well as piloting the Dragonzord to victory in the first part of the two-part episode "Return of an Old Friend."
- Teleportation: Goldar can make himself vanish into thin air so that he can avoid attacks. Starting with Season 2, he always left in a large cloud of orange flame although he vanished in the same way as Season 1 in the episode "Goldar's Vice-Versa."
- Putty Summoning: Goldar can summon both versions of the Putty Patrol to aid him in fighting the Rangers.
- Tenga Summoning: After the Tenga Warriors replaced the Putties as the foot soldiers of Rita and Zedd, Goldar was able to freely summon them as well.
- Agility: Goldar is extremely quick and agile. Whilst fighting the Dino Megazord for the first time, he was able to quickly dodge around the Megazord and land some blows without being hit.
- Fire Vision: Goldar can shoot fireball blasts from his eyes which were powerful enough to cause massive explosions around Jason whilst fleeing from him and King Sphinx.
- Sword: Goldar wielded a large golden sword to aid him in combat. It was sharp enough to take down Rangers with one hit each and cleave straight through the middle of a building.
- Flame Wave: Goldar could engulf his sword in flames and fling a large horizontal wave of fire at his enemies strong enough to seriously shake up the Dino Megazord in Tank Mode and knock around the Mastodon, Triceratops, and Sabertooth Tiger Dinozords with one hit.
- Teleportation Casting: The flame waves from Goldar's sword could also teleport his enemies to any location at will as seen in "Missing Green."
- Fireballs: Goldar could fire blue energy from his sword that turned into orange fireballs capable of causing massive explosions and knocking down all five Rangers with one hit.
- Teleportation Stab: When charged up with dark gold energy, and stabbed into the ground, Goldar's sword could unleash a wave of the same golden energy to teleport beings away. He did this to Tommy and some Putties in "The Green Candle."
- Energy Chain Generation: Goldar could fire golden energy from his sword's tip that formed energy chains strong enough to restrain Tommy. He only did this in "The Green Candle."
- Lightning Generation: Goldar could channel blue lightning into his sword and fire them from the tip. Instead of being used as an attack, it was instead used to power up the Crystal of Nightmares.
- Flame Wave: Goldar could engulf his sword in flames and fling a large horizontal wave of fire at his enemies strong enough to seriously shake up the Dino Megazord in Tank Mode and knock around the Mastodon, Triceratops, and Sabertooth Tiger Dinozords with one hit.
- Cyclopsis: Goldar's personal War Zord that he had for at least 10,000 years.
- Dragon Dagger: Temporarily stolen from the Command Center by Billy (who was under the Dramole's spell) who gave it to Goldar who used it to use the Dragonzord against the Rangers. It was later retrieved by Tommy along with the Power Coins.
- Z-Staff: Goldar borrowed Lord Zedd's staff to brainwash Tommy to get the Sword of Light in the episode "The Power Stealer."
- Strength: Goldar is much stronger as Goldar Maximus as shown when he sent Koda flying with a single sword slash which demorphed him and knocked him unconscious.
- Shockwave Kick: Goldar could unleash a yellow shockwave with his kick as shown when he attacked Sledge upon his resurrection.
- Master Hand to Hand Combatant: Goldar was more skilled in hand to hand combat in his Maximus form as he was able to take on Ravi, Nate, Steel and Zoey at the same time without breaking a sweat.
- Broadsword: In his ultimate form, Goldar wielded a massive golden broadsword.
- Lightning Bolt: Goldar could engulf his sword in blue lightning to fire a devastating lightning bolt of the same color from it which was strong enough to destroy Sledge with one hit.
- Energy Empowerment: Goldar could charge up his broadsword with blue energy to strike at full force. It was only used to slice open a geode for Scrozzle.
- Energy Slash: Goldar Maximus can fire a blue energy slash from his broadsword which was his all-time most powerful attack since it was strong enough to de-morph Zoey, Nate, Steel and Ravi with one hit.
- Goldar never spoke in the original pilot, only communicating in grunts and growls although this was changed in the series proper.
- It was rumored that, early on in the series, Goldar was voiced both by Robert Axelrod and Kerrigan Mahan and after the episode Rita's Seed of Evil, only Mahan provided his voice. However, Mahan confirmed that this was false (see Notes for more information).
- The suit actors who played Goldar in the Sentai footage were Takashi Sakamoto for non-action scenes and Kazutoshi Yokoyama for battle sequences. In original footage, the actor was Danny Wayne Stallcup for the first two seasons, while during season three, he was portrayed by David Wald and several other actors.
- The tone of Goldar's voice varies considerably throughout the first season of the series. This initially fueled speculation that Kerrigan Mahan had not been the original voice of the character. In truth, Mahan had voiced the character with a gravelly, higher-pitched tone in the earliest episodes, however the resulting vocal strain forced him to experiment with other versions of the voice until he eventually settled on Goldar's iconic, low guttural inflection. Sound bites of Mahan's earlier performance were still used in later episodes, particularly in scenes where Goldar would fight or grow to giant size which usually consisted of growls.
- In his revival in Beast Morphers, Goldar was voiced by Adrian Smith and portrayed him with a voice not too dissimilar to Redker, a role from several years before.
Change in appearance
From the first episode, Day of the Dumpster, to Lions & Blizzards, the Goldar costume looked like Grifforzer, his Zyuranger counterpart. This caused his snout to rise whenever he was talking. Starting with "Crystal of Nightmares", the head was modified so that the jaw (or just the bottom teeth) would move down. This new costume was used for all footage filmed in the U.S. onward, but the rising snout Goldar would appear in recycled footage in the second season.
In addition to the changes in his facial appearance, the revised costume notably has a pair of extended wings. Although Goldar is shown with the ability to fly in early episodes, the wings on the original costume are folded behind him and later disappear for reasons not explained within the season. In "The Mutiny, Part I" when Goldar immediately defects from Rita upon Lord Zedd's arrival, the evil emperor states, "Your spineless, sniveling attitude leads me to believe you will serve me well. For that, I shall restore to you what was once taken away." Zedd then uses his staff to re-grant Goldar his wings. Although he was seen with his wings when in Rita's palace, they disappeared whenever he grew and would continue to appear and disappear throughout the season with no explanation.
Goldar's face had several changes in season 2 so there were possibly several masks with different appearance at times A mask had a very smooth face with large teeth where it filled the entire osico with which he moved when he spoke, making it easier and more credible when he was seen speaking, with smaller eyes and a less intense blue. Another mask with the face slightly with the skin similar to the original mask, but much wider, with large fangs but with smaller middle teeth leaving a large space in the middle, in addition to having the larger osicus in the width leaving a space large without teeth and with eyes larger than those of the first mask, but smaller than those of the original mask, also that the helmet seemed to be wider and did not seem to fit
And in season 3 and in Zeo the mask underwent a certain change since although the first mask was used for some scenes, mostly those of fights and some from the archive of season 2, it had a new face or possibly it was the first mask only that something damaged, possibly some damage in post-production or due to its excessive use, with the large teeth that moved when they spoke although in a less recurrent way and showing even more the gums when moving the mouth, the somewhat loose helmet and possibly the mechanics of the Eyes was also damaged as it left Goldar with crooked eyes, with the left eye half open and the right half closed.
- Goldar is often referenced, as a monkey, or flying monkey, however, possibly to draw parallel between Rita and the Wicked Witch of the West.
- Goldar is the only villain to not say anything during the initial dumpster scene.
- Goldar serves as the main antagonist of the episodes Return of an Old Friend and A Pressing Engagement as well as the secondary antagonist of the five part episode Green With Evil (with Tommy being the main villain), Calamity Kimberly (with the Samurai Fan Man being the main villain).
- Goldar shares his name with the Western localization name of Magma, the protagonist of tokusatsu show Ambassador Magma, adapted from Osamu Tezuka's eponymous manga and known as The Space Giants in the USA.
- Goldar's birthplace was given as Titan, Saturn's largest moon.
- Goldar had occasionally shown the ability to grow to giant size at will and he is actually the first villain shown to grow by himself in the episode A Star is Born (the shot of him growing occurring before Babe Ruthless or Scorpina).
- Goldar has individually fought Jason (starting with the episode "For Who The Bell Trolls" and the second part of the five part episode "Green With Evil"), Trini (in the episode "Teamwork"), Zack (in the episodes "Happy Birthday Zack" & "Itsy Bitsy Spider"), and Tommy (starting with the 1st part of the two part episode "The Green Candle" and the 2nd part of the two part episode "Return of an Old Friend" albeit only using the Dragonzord and in the second season episode "Forever Friends" in one on one combat).
- Trini was the first Ranger to fight him alone in the episode "Teamwork" while Jason was the first to combat him unmorphed in the episode "Jason's Battle".
- Billy fought him unmorphed on the episode "Opposites Attract"
- Rocky, Adam, and Aisha fought and triple teamed him on the episode "Blue Ranger Gone Bad"
- Goldar was usually used throughout the first season to deliver exposition (due to his costume being immediately available for original footage), in contrast to his Zyuranger counterpart Grifforzer who was mute for the first twenty-one episodes of the series.
- Goldar received a minor appearance change from Crystal of Nightmares onwards as his mouth, which previously was simply a snout that moved up and down (like his counterpart) became much more responsive with his teeth far more visible than before.
- In the 2016 annual, it is revealed that Goldar had a brother named Silverback who also worked for Lord Zedd. He was forced to kill Silverback to prove his loyalty to Lord Zedd after the former planned to betray him for leaving them and their clan of warrior monkeys to deal with what he perceived as petty tasks instead of going after Zordon.
- Grifforzer - Super Sentai counterpart in Zyuranger. See comparison page. (main counterpart)
- Major Zydos - Super Sentai counterpart in Dairanger. See comparison page. (Season 2 counterpart)
- Neo-Grifforzer - Super Sentai counterpart in Kyoryuger. See comparison page. (Goldar Maxumus' counterpart)
- Goldar (movie)
- Goldar (2016 comic)
- Goldar (2017 movie)
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