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"It’s the Rainbow Warriors. En garde, Rangers. Lanterra has arrived. Heh heh, do your worst."
―Lanterra when confronted by the Power Rangers.[src]

"You punks will never get me"
―Lanterra reacting to the Ninja MegaFalconzord and his final words before his destruction.[src]

Lanterra was a lantern monster who served as the main antagonist of the episode “Passing the Lantern”.

History

Rita overhears Adam's friend Ko tell the Black Ranger that his lantern heirloom is magical, so Rita decides to make it into a monster and use it to destroy the Power Rangers. She sends down Rito, Squatt, and Baboo with the Tenga Warriors to steal it but they fail so Lanterra is created from a lantern that Rita guesses is the magic lantern. Lanterra is first seen sneaking around behind Bulk and Skull (who have the real lantern after Rito discarded it) before scaring them and running around in horror. The Power Rangers soon arrive but Adam is reluctant to fight Lanterra since he thinks that he is made from his family heirloom. Seeing his chance, Lanterra blasts them all down with fireballs but an enraged Adam puts aside his feelings and insults Lanterra who attacks. Although he makes short work of the other Rangers, Adam is able to kick out Lanterra’s legs and defeat the monster with an energy punch. Rita and Lord Zedd then enlarge Lanterra so the Rangers form the Ninja Megazord whilst Ninjor arrives to help after sensing Lanterra's presence. Lanterra blasts them but the two are not affected and Ninjor charges only to be defeated by Lanterra's katana. However, Ninjor turns into Ninjor Battle Mode and blasts the monster with a fireball. The Rangers then form the Ninja MegaFalconzord and destroy Lanterra with the Power Punch. Sent flying, Lanterra rolls and explodes before he can recover.Tvicon.png TV STORY-Passing the Lantern

Lanterra is amongst the monsters seen at Master Vile's conference where he celebrates the Power Rangers being de-powered by the Orb of Doom. When the Aquitar Rangers arrive, Lanterra is not amongst the monsters who are sent to attack them with Professor Longnose. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Alien Rangers of Aquitar

A year later. Lanterra is seen as an audience member in Prince Gasket's Machine Arena when Tommy forces Jason to fight Altor.

Personality

Lanterra was a very violent and aggressive monster loyal to Rita and Zedd. He was courteous as seen when Adam tricked him with an arm trick and he apologized for the “mistake.”

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Strength: Single slaps from Lanterra took down Rangers and he knocked down Ninjor with a powerful kick.
  • Fire Breath: Lanterra could fire fireballs from his mouth that was strong enough to take down all six Power Rangers with one hit.
    • Laser Blasts: A stronger form of Lanterra’s fireballs which manifested as large red lasers. These made Ninjor and the Ninja Megazord cringe.
  • Energy Absorption: Lanterra was able to absorb the energy from Rita and Zedd’s lightning to make himself grow.

Abilities

  • Hand to Hand Combat: Lanterra defeated all six Rangers with his bare hands and matched Adam in a punching match.
  • Weapon Combat: Lanterra was able to overwhelm and defeat Ninjor with his katana.

Weaknesses

  • Gullibility: Lanterra was extremely gullible when Adam tricked him into hesitation when he claimed he had the wrong arm and led to his initial defeat.

Arsenal

  • Katana: Lanterra wielded a katana in combat.

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

Design

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Etymology

  • His name is a pun on "lantern" and "terror".

Notes

  • Back in early 2003, shortly after the series changed hands from Saban Entertainment to Disney, some of the monster costumes, including Lantera, were auctioned off by ABC Auctions. It sold for $207.50.

Appearances

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References

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