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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]

"Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha! I’ll let them out Green Ranger, as soon as you give up the last of your power and join Lord Zedd!"
―The Invenusable Flytrap after capturing most of the Power Rangers.[src]

"No one escapes me! You're mine!"
―The Invenusable Flytrap after the Rangers escaped from her with help from the Power Coins.[src]

"Now you've made me mad!The Invenusable Flytrap after being defeated by the Power Weapons and her final words before her destruction."
―Welcome to Venus Island

The Invenusable Flytrap was a female Venus flytrap monster who served as a major antagonist in the episode "Welcome to Venus Island."

History

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 went 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 and capture the Rangers, the monster screaming with rage before walking away. The Invenusable Flytrap welcomed the Power Rangers to the Island and hoped they'd enjoy it there since they'd never leave before proclaiming herself the mistress of Venus Island.The Rangers attacked but, despite being heavily outnumbered, she easily overwhelmed them and cut every one of them down with her bare claws. Even when Trini and Tommy tried to cut them down with their Power Daggers and Dragon Dagger, she just knocked the weapons aside and bashed them down down. The Rangers then regrouped around their fallen comrades but the Flytrap opened her chest compartment and absorbed four of the Rangers into her although Trini and Tommy were too far back to be absorbed.

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's response was to flee back to the Command Center where they had to race against the clock to get to Venus Island before it disappeared. Tommy learned that Zedd would free the girl if he would take up her place, becoming the evil Green Ranger again. Tommy agreed but Alpha 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 which Billy heard so they combined thier Power Coins together and started heat punching her in the stomach.

On the outside, Tommy and Trini realised that they heard them so they performed a devastating jump punch that sent the monster flying. They then charged heat into thier fists and blasted the monster with heat 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. Welcome to Venus Island

The Invenusable Flytrap was next seen as one of the monsters re-created 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 thier 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. Zedd's Monster Mash

Later that year, the Invenusable Flytrap (now apparently a male) helped to guard the Rock of Time from the Rangers along with Oysterizer and Dramole, but were all destroyed. Rangers Back in Time

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 Wedding

A year later, the Invenusable Flytrap was seen drinking and relaxing with Incisorator and Dischordia at Master Vile's End of the World Party. He is not seen again afterwards although he likely settled down peacefully afterwards. Master Vile and the Metallic Armor

Personality

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

  • Strength: The Invenusable Flytrap was a remarkably strong monster, sending the Rangers flying with single punches and kicks.
  • People Absorbing: 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.

Arsenal

  • Claws: Whilst lacking any weapons, the Invenusable Flytrap had razor sharp claws on her fingers to use to cut and slash her enemies.

Weaknesses

  • Heat: Being a plant monster, the Invenusable Flytrap was crippled by heat and would expel her trapped victims when exposed to enough of it.

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

  • The first two times, Invenusable Flytrap was voiced by an unknown actress.
  • The third time she was voiced by Richard Epcar.

Notes

  • 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 Viewmaster slide showing Invenusable Flytrap holding a growth bomb) that many speculated is against the Dragonzord Battle Mode due to the monsters shape and abdominal weakness. This was cut due to taking place in Angel Grove in spite of thier fight occuring in another dimension.
      • Other cut footage included a scene of the four kidnapped rangers inside the monsters figuring out what to do and resulting in them sit down doing the 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 upon an abject lie. Real venus flytraps can survive up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. If the Rangers were really generating that much heat within her, each at 100 degrees, they would have boiled themselves alive.
  • The Invenusable Flytrap is easily the weakness Zyu2 monster as well as the one with the least screen-time (about three minutes out of twenty one).
  • The reason that the Invenusable Flytrap does not appear in the Zord fight after Rita and Zedd's wedding is because her footage was in the city but the rest fought in the countryside so the inconsistency would be way too obvious.

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