|This article is about a/an Villain in Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers.|
Hydro Hog was the archenemy of the Aquitian Rangers and was known as the Emperor of the Dark Waters on Aquitar for his evil ways. He served as the main antagonist of the episode "Hogday Afternoon" and was the final antagonist of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers saga.
The Hydro Hog is first mentioned when Billy asks Cestro, the Blue Alien Ranger, if there are beings like Lord Zedd on Aquitar, to which Cestro tells him about the Emperor of Dark Waters who has the power to evaporate water, making him the Alien Rangers' most dangerous foe as water is the primary source of their power. Overhearing this, Rita and Zedd decide to bring the Hydro Hog to Earth so he can finish off the Alien Rangers. Their initial attempt to call the Hydro Hog is thwarted when Alpha 5 blocks the transmission.
Sending out another transmission as a decoy, Zedd waits until the Command Center is blocking it before sending out another which reaches the Hydro Hog. Feeling there is little to do on Aquitar without the Alien Rangers, Hydro Hog agrees to Zedd's offer to come to Earth and evaporate all its water to render the Rangers helpless and Earth easy to conquer. Upon arriving on Earth, he drains the entirety of Angel Grove Park Lake using a water spout and is confronted by the Alien Rangers. He is too powerful for the Aquitian Rangers and nearly kills them by draining the little moisture they already have out of them.
Even though Billy is able to restore the Alien Rangers by creating artificial rain clouds, the Hydro Hog is able to defeat them during a rooftop battle before Rita and Zedd made him grow. The Alien Rangers summon the Shogun Megazord but he overwhelms it with his sword and is capable of blocking the Fire Saber's finisher. He takes it out the Shogunzord with a devastating puff of fire. Billy and the other Rangers are watching and use the Falconzord Remote to summon the White Ninja Falconzord, which disarms him. The Hydro Hog tries to take it out with his fire breath but it avoids the explosions before combining into the Shogun MegaFalconzord, which destroys Hydro Hog once and for all. With his destruction, all of the water that he stole is restored and Aquitar is free of its greatest threat.
Even with the Hydro Hog dead, Aquitar still ends up coming under threat by the Hydro Contaminators who poison the water of Aquitar instead of draining it.
Hydro Hog showed complete disdain for anyone attempting to do good and his hatred for the Alien Rangers was evident when Lord Zedd called upon him to drain all of Angel Grove's water so the Rangers could not rehydrate to which he immediately agreed to.
Powers and Abilities
- Teleportation: Hydro Hog can teleport to any location at will using an animation resembling a large splash of water.
- Instantaneous Teleportation: The Hydro Hog could instantly teleport around the battlefield which he did to avoid a slash from both Delphine and Tideus before knocking them down.
- Water Drain: The Hydro Hog could absorb huge gallons of water from other places by summoning water spouts to suck away the moisture.
- Dehydrate Touch: The Hydro Hog's signature ability where, by placing ether his left or right hand on a victim, he could dehydrate foes of water. This could even work through his feet.
- Fire Breath: The Hydro Hog could spew out flames from his mouth.
- Strength: The Hydro Hog was powerful enough to best all five Alien Rangers in battle and knocking down Corcus and Cestro down with one throw of his anchor. When giant, he was able to block the Shogun Megazord's Fire Saber slash with one hand.
- Durability: The Hydro Hog was immune to almost all attacks such as shrugging off the Aquitar Saber, multiple punches and kicks from Aurico, a series of jump kicks right to his chest from Aurico, and the Falconzord's missiles without a scratch.
- Super Speed: Despite his appearance, the Hydro Hog could run in a fast speed and dodge slashes from the Rangers when they leapt at him.
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- Hydro Sword: The Hydro Hog carried a long sword to aid him in combat.
- Water Bombs: The Hydro Hog could extract bombs resembling sea mines from the plates on his shoulder and fling them forth to cause large explosions.
- Aquitian Saber: During the battle at the lake, the Hydro Hog was able to steal Cestro and Tideus' Aquitian Sabers from the sheathes on their backs and used it against them and the others.
- Anchor: During his second and final battle, Hydro Hog wielded a giant metal anchor which he could both throw hard enough to take down Corcus and Cestro with one hit and swing to knock down Delphine and Tideus.
Behind the Scenes
- The Hydro Hog was voiced by the late Brad Orchard.
- The Hydro Hog was based on the Japanese yokai, the Umibōzu.
- His name is a combination of "water" and "hog".
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- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Season 3)