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"Oh my. Where are the gorgeous Power Rangers? I just want to KISS THEM ALL TO PIECES!"
―The Lipsyncher’s first words upon being created.[src]

"Ohh! My beautiful face! How could you?!"
―The Lipsyncher after Jason maimed her.[src]

"Eraaaaaa! Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!"
―The Lipsyncher upon being enlarged.[src]

"Surrender Red Ranger. You are no match for me. Time to kiss this world goodbye! Oh yeah."
―The Lipsyncher when confronted by the Red Dragon Thunderzord.[src]

"Huh?! NO!"
―The Lipsyncher reacting to the Red Dragon Thunderzord dive bombing her from the Thunderzord Assault Team and her final words before her destruction.[src]

Lipsyncher was a female lipstick monster who served as the main antagonist of the episode "Two for One.”

History

When Tommy and Kimberly decided to go on their first date, Lord Zedd decided that this would be a good time to mess with their personal lives. Since Tommy had recently rejoined the team as the White Ranger, Zedd decided that two heads were better than one and would create two monsters in a combined assault. During a date montage, he sent down the Putty Patrol to meddle in their affairs and they stole Kimberly’s mother. After Pursehead froze Tommy and Kimberly in place, Zedd created Lipsyncher from the “Siren Song Red” lipstick that was formally contained within the purse that became Pursehead. Lipsyncher’s mission was to aid Pursehead in battle against the remaining Power Rangers by destroying the four that were not frozen. Lipsyncher used a sword resembling a pair of lips in battle and could fire powerful sound-waves. Upon being created, she was happy and upbeat and wanted to find the Power Rangers although she just wanted to do so in order to destroy them utterly.

To draw them out, Lipsyncher went to Angel Grove Park where she obliterated a statue duplicate of The Thinker which finally set off the alarm at the Command Center. With Zack going to help his two frozen comrades and both Billy and Trini working to undo Pursehead’s freeze ray, Jason was forced to fight her alone for the time being. He appeared but the monster easily threw him to the ground with her vocals but he then summoned his Power Sword and scarred her face, enraging her. Wanting her to shut up, Zedd enlarged her and she cackled maniacally so Jason deployed his Red Dragon Thunderzord which blasted her with fire but she ran right through the explosions so it turned into Warrior Mode. Lipsyncher mocked it by proclaiming her superiority before she unleashed a sonic wave from her sword. The said wave disabled the Zord and made it hold its head before Lipsyncher slid forward and laid a beatdown on it. After several moments of a sustained beating, the Red Dragon grabbed her by the arms and broke it although she promptly delivered another beat-down. After twelve slashes, the Red Dragon Thunderzord finally went down but she picked it up again by the neck and knocked it out for the count with a strike from the butt of her sword.

Even after Pursehead’s demise, Zedd was confident that the “lipstick monster” was so powerful that she could destroy them and reduce the Power Rangers “to multi-colored specks of power dust” before proclaiming premature victory. However, before Lipsyncher could finish Jason off, the other Rangers arrived in the other Thunderzords and confronted Lipsyncher, much to her shock. First to fight was the Unicorn Thunderzord which rose boulders out of the ground and pelted her with them, one crashing down on her right foot and making her hop around in pain. The Griffin Thunderzord then raced forth and she tries to destroy it with her sonic waves but it was unfazed and shot her with fireballs whilst the Firebird Thunderzord fired an energy tornado which knocked her flat. After that barrage gave her time for a breath, Jason recovered in his Zord and jumped into the air whilst the other Rangers formed the Thunderzord Assault Team. Lipsyncher then blasted the formation with her musical notes but it was completely unfazed and rolled through the explosions. Unlike most monsters, she began to panic when the Red Dragon Thunderzord came at her and finished her off with an airborne variant of its staff finishing attack which slashed into her chest fatally and made her spin. As it landed and stopped spinning its staff, Lipsyncher fell on her side and exploded. After she was destroyed, Lipsyncher reverted back to her lipstick form as she was being banished to the Shadow World.

Personality

Lipsyncher was a very vain, and prideful monster who seemed to be bipolar since she could go from peppy and happy to demented glee. She also acted like a marching majorette in a parade or a dance instructor before her face was damaged. Once she was scarred however, she lost most of her personality traits and quickly became completely focused on destroying Jason for scarring her although she gained a penchant to launch her head off whenever she was winning.

Powers and Abilities

  • Strength: Lipsyncher was able to take down the Red Dragon Thunderzord to the ground with twelve slashes from her sword, pick it up from the ground by the neck, and then send it flying by punting it with her sword butt.
  • Durability: Lipsyncher had thick skin that allowed her to withstand and walk straight through the Red Dragon Thunderzord's flames without getting a scratch.
  • Sight: Lipsyncher was able to see despite the area where her eyes would be covered over.
  • Mouth Soundwaves: Lipsyncher’s signature attack where she could exhale purple energy notes surrounded by purple energy through her mouth. These caused large explosions but only knocked down Jason and failed to faze the Griffon Thunderzord.

Arsenal

  • Lip Sword: Lipsyncher had a lip-shaped sword that she could use in combat.
    • Soundwave Generation: Lipsyncher could pose with her sword to generate an apparently very painful sonic wave which made the Red Dragon Thunderzord Warrior Mode clutch its head.

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

  • Lipsyncher was voiced by Alex Borstein who was also the voice of the Bloom of Doom.
    • Lipsyncher and the Bloom of Doom had literally the exact same voice with Lipsyncher just having a slightly pitch shifted voice. Once she was scarred, her voice became the exact same in fact.

Design

  • Lipsyncher was originally a marching majorette in Dairanger which is why she has a gigantic scalp resembling a marching band hat.

In other media

Notes

  • Lipsyncher’s suit did not appear in US footage as usual at this point in Season 2.
    • Unlike other monsters, we have a reason as to why. Even during filming of the Dairanger episode, the suit was clearly falling apart such as when her face was scarred and her shoulder lipstick can be seen tearing.
  • Lipsyncher was never referred to by name by Lord Zedd. The three times he referred to her, he just called her the “lipstick monster.”
  • The shot of Lipsyncher being created was a combination of the three shots of her first appearing in Dairanger. They had to be carefully edited together due to the presence of the unmorphed Ryuu and Houou Rangers reacting to it.
  • Lipsyncher actually grew twice in the original two-parter she was featured in during Dairanger. The growth shot from her first battle was used here but only the second battle was actually used in Two for One. The first battle was a one-on-one battle against the Red Dragon Thunderzord's counterpart where they were evenly matched until she was forced to retreat when they took each other out with their finishing attacks and she was badly hurt. She returned later but the newly introduced Mythical Qi Beasts combined into the Heavenly Qi Palace which enhanced the Red Dragon Thunderzord's counterpart enough to kill her.
    • The reason for this cut was because the second battle involved a temple and Houou Ranger, making all surrounding footage unusable so finding a reason for her to retreat from her initial fight and then returning with no fanfare was impossible.
      • This was also why Pursehead was in the episode in the first place. There was a complete lack of usable footage in the episode.
  • The reason that the Lion Thunderzord did not display any powers against Lipsyncher is because its attack in Dairanger was an illusion-based attack involving the Super Sentai main villain who would later be adapted into Mondo the Magician.

See Also

References

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