|This article is about a/an monster in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.|
- "Welcome to Venus Island, Power Rangers! I do hope you like it, since you will never leave! Ha ha ha ha ha! I am the Invenusable Flytrap, master of this island. And as you can see, I am invincible! Why not give up now and spare yourselves the agony of defeat?"
- ―The Invenusable Flytrap's first words when she confronted the Power Rangers.[src]
Invenusable Flytrap was a female Venus flytrap monster who served as a major antagonist in the episode "Welcome to Venus Island".
Goldar kidnapped Trini's young neighbor Hallie and held her for ransom on Lord Zedd's mythical Venus Island where Zedd planned to turn her evil. However, a message in a bottle accidentally got to the Power Rangers and they traveled to Venus Island. Trying to salvage the scheme, Zedd created the Invenusable Flytrap from a flytrap on the island's beach as part of a trap to capture the Rangers. The Invenusable Flytrap soon ambushed the Rangers. The Rangers attacked, but despite being heavily outnumbered, she easily overwhelmed them. Even when Trini and Tommy tried to cut her down with their Power Daggers and Dragon Dagger, she just knocked the weapons aside and bashed them down. The Rangers then regrouped around their fallen comrades but the Flytrap opened her chest compartment and absorbed four of the Rangers into her. Trini and Tommy, out of the Flytrap's range, avoided the absorption.
The Flytrap then delivered Zedd's ultimatum: give Tommy up to become the Evil Green Ranger again and they get back Hallie and the captive Rangers. However, the remaining two returned to the Command Center to form a plan against the monster. Tommy ultimately agreed to sacrifice himself to save the others, but Alpha 5 found a way for Tommy and Trini to save their friends. The Invenusable Flytrap's weakness was found to be heat since too much of it would eject the Rangers. The duo returned to Venus Island and jump-kicked the Invenusable Flytrap back. Trini and Tommy mentioned heat during the battle which Billy heard, so they combined their Power Coins together and started heat punching her in the stomach.
On the outside, Tommy and Trini realized that they heard them so they performed a devastating jump punch that sent the monster flying. They then charged heat into their fists and blasted the monster. The combined heat made her so weak that a single punch from Jason allowed the trapped Rangers to get free from the monster since the heat ripped open her chest and ejecting them from her. For the remainder of the battle she was seen holding her stomach as her chest flaps stayed open whilst moaning in pain and pleading for the Rangers to stop. Enraged to the point of insanity, the Flytrap claimed that they were her prisoners and had no right to escape so charged but the Rangers produced the Power Weapons and jumped at her. She was first stunned by a Power Bow arrow and a Power Dagger, then knocked back by a combined Power Axe and Power Lance slash, then knocked down entirely Jason's Power Sword and Tommy's Dragon Dagger. Weakened, she clutched her chest and told them that she was enraged but the Rangers formed the Power Blaster. The Flytrap could only scream in outrage as the Rangers fired and obliterated her. They then they rescued Hallie and returned her home before Venus Island could cease to exist again.
The Invenusable Flytrap was next seen as one of the monsters recreated by Doomstone for the Haunted Forest in the Dark Dimension to combat the Power Rangers. She tried to attack Tommy (who had become the White Ranger since their last encounter), Kimberly and Billy respectively, but was knocked down by a kick from Kimberly and did not get back up again afterwards. She was passed over for a chance at a Zord fight with the Pumpkin Rapper being enlarged instead.
After the demise of Photomare, the Power Rangers realize that the ten year jump back in time can only be resolved by destroying the Rock of Time so they go into the mountains to find it only to discover Goldar and the Putty Patrol waiting for them. However, given every other time that he has used Goldar alone he has failed miserably, Zedd opts to then recreate the Oysterizer, the Dramole and the Invenusable Flytrap to act as muscle. The Invenusable Flytrap (now with a masculine voice) is the first to be recreated much to the frustration of Kimberly and Tommy. New Red Ranger Rocky DeSantos and Kimberly take on the Putties but the Flytrap attacks Rocky whilst Kimberly fights the last few Putties. Though beaten back, the Power Rangers then equip their Power Weapons and beat the creatures senseless with Adam immediately slaying the Invenusable Flytrap with a slash from his Power Axe. With his muscle gone, Goldar flees and the Power Rangers are able to use the Power Cannon to obliterate the Rock of Time and return things to normal.
The Invenusable Flytrap was later recreated by Finster where she was seen at the Specter Theater as one of the monsters that attacked the Power Rangers (mainly the Pink Ranger, as seen in "The Wedding, Part II") and briefly left the Rangers to attend Rita and Zedd's wedding (where Grumble Bee tried to make a toast with her, and the two monsters ended up smashing their glasses together).
The Invenusable Flytrap was a cunning, villainous and sinister monster that took great pride in capturing the Power Rangers. She was shown to be gluttonous as she enjoyed absorbing the Rangers, one by one. She also demonstrated some form of politeness by greeting the Rangers when they came to Venus Island but was above all else absolutely loyal to Zedd.
Powers and Abilities
- Absorption: The Invenusable Flytrap could absorb people by opening her chest and unleashing a massive yellow energy wave from it. This would slam into the Rangers and turn them into energy which would then be sucked into her.
- Strength: The Invenusable Flytrap was a remarkably strong monster, sending the Rangers flying with single punches and kicks.
- Heat: Being a plant monster, the Invenusable Flytrap was crippled by heat and would expel her trapped victims when exposed to enough of it.
- Claws: Whilst lacking any weapons, the Invenusable Flytrap had razor sharp claws on her fingers to use to cut and slash her enemies.
Behind the Scenes
- In its first two appearances, Invenusable Flytrap was voiced by Andrea Harmon.
- In Invenusable Flytrap's third appearance, it was voiced by Richard Epcar.
- She is based on a Venus flytrap.
- Her name is a combination of "invincible" and "venus flytrap".
- The Invenusable Flytrap comes from what is commonly referred to as Zyu2 footage, and was not seen in the original Zyuranger.
- There is missing footage of a Zord battle, first discovered with a View-Master slide showing the Invenusable Flytrap holding a growth bomb. Other cut footage included a scene of the four kidnapped Rangers inside the monster figuring out what to do and resulting in them sitting down and doing a meditation with their hands, and an extended fight scene of the Trini and Tommy fighting the monster which included an unused fight scene against the original Putty Patrollers.
- The Invenusable Flytrap's weakness is based on a myth. Real venus flytraps can survive up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit.