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"Yeah!"
―The Knasty Knight's first words upon being told how to destroy the Megazord by Rita.[src]

"Hey, wait a second!"
―Knasty Knight reacting to the Megazord energizing the Power Sword and his final words before his destruction.[src]

The Knasty Knight was a knight monster who served as the main antagonist of the episode "Happy Birthday, Zack".

History

Past

10,000 years ago on the planet Tarmac 3, the Knasty Knight took the Sword of Darkness away from Zordon's soldiers during a battle. The Sword was presented to Rita Repulsa as a prize. Sometime after this, he went into hibernation within a tree. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Green With Evil

Mighty Morphin

Knasty Knight in Finster's book

Knasty Knight is released from inside his tree in 1993 by Rita to destroy Zack due to him having a terrible birthday. Prior to bringing back the Knasty Knight, Squatt and Baboo forge a sword for the Knight to use against the Power Rangers which has special corrosive abilities to ruin the Power Weapons. When Zack is alone, Rita and her minions attack him with Squatt filming Zack being confronted by the Knasty Knight. Zack fights the Knasty Knight but is overwhelmed until his friends arrive. During the fight with all the Rangers, the Knasty Knight damages all of the Power Weapons and even manages to reflect back the Blade Blasters Tower Formation. Excited, Rita enlarges him and, during the fight with the Megazord, he breaks its Power Sword by reflecting their power and wipes it out. However, Zack realizes that the evil Knight reflects energy so the Rangers use his own strategy against him by restraining his sword in eye beams and draining the power. With it, they recover and repair the Power Sword before smashing his sword and finishing him off with an energy slash. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Happy Birthday, Zack

Legacy

When Zack nearly disappears by losing his self-confidence on the Island of Illusion he remembers defeating the Knasty Knight, which restores his confidence and he returns to existence. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Island of Illusion

The Knasty Knight is used in a dream by Goldar using the Crystal of Nightmares to destroy Zack's self-confidence. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Crystal of Nightmares

Personality

The Knasty Knight didn't possess a big personality besides being just a mostly mindless brute. He was shown as violent, sinister and silent warrior, determined in his mission to destroy the Power Rangers, but he was loyal to Rita.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Strength: The Knasty Knight easily threw back the combined attack of the Blade Blaster Tower Formation after just a moment of struggle.
  • Durability: The Knasty Knight took several slashes from Zack's Power Axe and the Dino Megazord's Power Sword without being fazed.

Abilities

  • Agility: The Knasty Knight could duck and dodge all over the place, easily defeating Zack with his superior agility.
  • Super Jumps: The Knasty Knight could jump about 30 foot into the air judging by how high he and Zack leapt into the air in relation to the hills behind them.

Weaknesses

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Arsenal

  • Sword: Knasty Knight wielded a massive long sword that Rita forged for him to use in battle.
    • Weapon Corrosion: The Knasty Knight damaged his enemies' weapons just by running his sword's blade along them, rendering them useless.
    • Energy Blast: The Knasty Knight could fire red energy beans from his sword powerful enough to take down all five Rangers with one hit.
  • Shield: The Knasty Knight wielded a nigh indestructible shield that he could use to block regular and even energy attacks.
    • Attack Reflection: The Knasty Knight's shield could throw back the Blade Blaster Tower Formation attack.

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

Design

  • He is based on European knights of the medieval era.

Etymology

  • His alliterative name alluded to his "nasty" nature and that he was a knight. The term "Knasty" was intentionally misspelled and a play on words as there are relatively few words in the English language beginning with "kn".

Notes

  • The Knasty Knight was the first monster to only speak when he was giant instead of when human-sized, where he just grunted and roared.
  • The Knasty Knight's shield was a black variant of the symbol of the Royal Arms of England, represented by three lions used as a symbol of the House of Plantagenet who ruled the nation from 1154 to 1485.

Appearances

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References

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