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"It's had time to grow. (...) Armies take time and now is the time for revenge. Zurgane...proceed."
―Lothor's first lines once Sensei Watanabe told him how strong he is evil and "it's been a while", before ordering Zurgane to destroy the Wind Ninja Academy.[src]

"Power Rangers?! Nobody told me there would be Power Rangers!"
―Lothor noticing the Wind Rangers for the first time before they fight Blue Face and his Kelzaks.[src]

"From now on, I will take the name of the ancient warrior of the evil! From this point forward I will be known as - Lothor!"
―Kiya becoming Lothor before being banished by his Sensei[src]

"Nooooooooo! Noooo!"
―Lothor's final words before being sealed in the Abyss of Evil.[src]

"Well, well, well, love what you've done to the place. It's homey...in a high school science lab sorta way."
―Lothor when arriving on Mesogog's Island Fortress.[src]

"I knew I should never have trusted those two."
―Lothor after his betrayal by Marah and Kapri and his final words before his imprisonment.[src]

Kiya Watanabe, also known as Lothor, was an exiled evil Ninja Master who led his own army and the primary antagonist of Power Rangers Ninja Storm. His goal was to conquer the Earth and destroy all the protecting ninja academies with their ninja masters, allowing him to become the ultimate dark ninja master.



Not much was known about Lothor until the second part of the three-part episode "The Samurai's Journey". When the son of Sensei Kanoi Watanabe, Cameron Watanabe, traveled back in time to obtain a magical amulet, he learned that Lothor was actually born on Earth as Kiya Watanabe, the identical twin brother of Kanoi Watanabe, making him his previously unknown uncle. This plot twist explained why Lothor and Sensei Watanabe had both been played by the same actor.

Kiya was once a student at the Wind Ninja Academy in the Earth Ninja category. When a young woman named Miko was inducted to the Academy with a mystical samurai pendant that was given to her by her father, he attempted to steal it, but was stopped by the young Sensei Watanabe and later Cam, who came to take the pendant back to the future. For his crimes, he was expelled from the ninja academy, stripped of his ninja rank, and banished from the Earth by his sensei. In his rage, he forswore his family and ninja heritage, declared himself to be Lothor, and promised to come back one day to get revenge against his brother Kanoi. In space, he continued his mad search for power even after being exiled.

He later recruited his two nieces Marah and Kapri as apprentices at the urging of their parents. He found them to be very annoying, but kept them around because they were family - an odd sentiment for one that had so recently abandoned his family on Earth, possibly an attempt to fill the gap left in his life alone.

Before his attack on Earth, Lothor had returned to Earth previously in secret, a violation of his former sensei's orders. His purpose on this visit is unknown, but while there, he killed the adoptive parents of Hunter Bradley and Blake Bradley. These two were taken in by Sensei Omino and trained at the Thunder Ninja Academy, which, unfortunately, was the first place attacked by Lothor's army. He captured the Thunder Ninja students and Sensei Omino, and even managed to convince Hunter and Blake that the Wind Ninja's current sensei, Kanoi, was responsible for their adoptive parents' deaths.

Ninja Storm[]

The Wind Ninja Academy, now under the leadership of Sensei Kanoi Watanabe, Lothor's brother, was the next target. Once again, Lothor kidnapped the students of the academy and with his magic, he turned Sensei Watanabe into a guinea pig.

Lothor's victory was short-lived, and he soon realized that three students had escaped the purge of the Wind Ninja Academy (Shane, Dustin, and Tori). Being the only three remaining, they were presented with Morphers, allowing them to become Ninja Power Rangers. These new Power Rangers foiled Lothor's plans on numerous occasions, and he has sent monstrous warriors after them, but they all fail. Nevertheless, he has always stuck by the evil code for destroying a Power Ranger, that "they must be in their true Ranger form."

When Cam returns from the past, Lothor (who learns of Cam being Kanoi's son) tries to invite him to join his army. Tvicon TV STORY-The Samurai's Journey

At one point, he had a mouse monster named Mr. Ratwell put several teenage girls under a love spell. His plan was to create a television show that brainwashes people into adoring him as their ruler. However, his plan is thwarted by the Rangers. Tvicon TV STORY-I Love Lothor

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Lothor being defeated and sealed into the Abyss of Evil

Eventually, treason and betrayal among Lothor's generals led to them all dying off - at each other's hands or at the hands of the Power Rangers. It was soon revealed that these deaths had all been part of Lothor's greatest plan: when each died, their spirits would be sent to the "Abyss of Evil." With the help of the stolen Samurai Amulet he finally gained since the past, Lothor was able to make the Abyss overflow and the dead generals and armies were all released once again, free to destroy the world. Shane was quickly able to destroy the resurrected generals with his Battlizer while the other Rangers tossed the other monsters back into the Abyss. Lothor then managed to use Cam's Samurai Amulet to drain the Rangers of their Ranger powers. Fortunately, Shane, Dustin and Tori were able to use their inner ninja powers to seal him and his deceased army in the Abyss of Evil, saving the planet. Tvicon TV STORY-Storm Before the Calm

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"The citizens of Reefside will think that idiot Lothor has returned to town."
Mesogog lamenting that he would be mistaken for the significantly less threatening Lothor.[src]

Not long after Lothor's defeat, Mesogog emerged to menace the city of Reefside. Mesogog, who was aware of Lothor and held him in low regard, believed that the citizens would believe initially that the fallen villain had returned as he commenced his own campaign of world domination with an aerial assault on the city. Tvicon TV STORY-Day of the Dino

Lothor was featured in a chronicle of Power Ranger history compiled by Tommy Oliver shortly after he formed the Dino Rangers, which was found by the nascent Ranger team in the Dino Lab. Tvicon TV STORY-Legacy of Power


Mesogog, Elsa, and Lothor in Mesogog's lab in PRDT Thunder Storm.

After escaping from the Abyss of Evil, around a full year after Ninja Storm ended, Lothor allied himself with Mesogog. Capturing his brother and impersonating him, he brainwashed the three Wind Rangers into serving as his minions, in addition to releasing Zurgane and other monsters from the Abyss as well. However, the alliance between villains was defeated when Marah and Kapri, having forsaken the side of evil, freed Sensei Watanabe, who helped Cam and the Thunder Rangers recover their powers from the Abyss. The three Rangers then freed their brainwashed friends, and they teamed up with the Dino Rangers to battle the villains. When his plans failed, Mesogog turned on Lothor, using his psionic brain-blast to shrink him down to the size of an action figure, and trapped him in a jar as a trophy for his victory. Tvicon TV STORY-Thunder Storm


Lothor after being sealed in a Jar by Mesogog.

The fate of the jar imprisoning him is never made clear, but it is very likely possible that either it, with Lothor still inside, was destroyed in the destruction of Mesogog's Island Fortress, or it was possible sent away by Mesogog to another area. Tvicon TV STORY-Thunder Struck

Alternate Lothor[]

In an alternate universe, Tori Hanson met an alternate Lothor who is the Mayor of Blue Bay Harbor. His astrological sign is Libra. At first, Mayor Lothor didn't want to help Tori fight the Evil Ninja Rangers. When Tori was getting beaten by them, Mayor Lothor arrived with his group as well as some Kelzaks where they managed to defeat the Evil Ninja Rangers. Tvicon TV STORY-The Wild Wipeout


As Kiya Watanabe, he was a self-pitying, pessimistic, and insecure ninja student that thinks highly of himself. To compensate for his massive insecurities, he developed an overbearing ego, and became more and more narcissistic, megalomaniacal, and arrogant, thinking that he has a "personality" unlike his brother, and that Kanoi only got the good looks and briefly teased him about being defeated by a girl and also said that he could be beaten and liked to break rules as he was welcoming to the idea of having female students in the academy unlike his brother. Even at a young age, he craved power and secretly began practicing dark ninja magic, though he can be gregarious and friendly, as shown when he told Cam that they are twins and even briefly socialized with him.

As Lothor, he was a sadistic, ruthless, sly, cruel, cunning, manipulative, narcissistic, and egomaniacal Dark Ninja Master who does whatever he could to take over the world. Before the series, it is revealed in the second part of the three-part episode "Thunder Strangers" that Lothor even killed the Thunder Rangers' adoptive parents. He was also arrogant, megalomaniacal, and egotistical, as well as manipulative, being able to trick the Thunder Rangers that Sensei Watanabe was the cause of what happen to their parents; despite being a villain however, Lothor was infamously comical, bumbling, and more often than not, somewhat incompetent when it came to levels of evil and therefore had a campy sense of humor which was often reflected from his frustrations with his monsters/nieces when they failed to best the Power Rangers or in some predictable occasions, such as in the episode "Tongue and Cheek", where after making Slob Goblin grow, he stared at the camera and asked the audience if they really expected him to make it smaller. Such fourth wall breaking manifested itself in several other of Lothor's asides such as in the final part of the two-part series finale, while piloting the Lothorzord, he commented that the battle was the most fun he's had all season.



Powers and Abilities[]


  • Hypnosis: Kiya was able to hypnotize others to do what he wants by turning his eyes black as he did to Miko to get her to show him her Samurai Amulet though his spell was broken when they were distracted by Cam's arrival.
  • Energy Force: Kiya could unleash powerful energy forces from his hands that could push his enemies afar.
  • Force Field: Kiya could create a transparent blue force field around himself, his allies, and/or enemies.
    • Electrocution: Kiya's force field can seemingly electrocute anyone who goes into contact with it.
  • Tractor Beam: Kiya couid fire a clear blue colored tractor beam that he can grab his enemies with.


  • Expert Fighter: Being a Ninja Student, Kiya was an expert fighter in martial arts as he was able to nearly best Cam in battle.
  • Air Walking: Despite wearing the yellow uniform of an earth ninja, Kiya was more than once able to use an air-walking move similar to Shane's and attack from the sky, he presumably learned this from his brother Kanoi who was an air ninja.


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  • Wooden Sword: During his fight with Cam, Kiya utilized a wooden sword.

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Powers and Abilities[]


  • Power: Being the leader of the Evil Space Ninjas, Lothor was the strongest and most powerful villain in Power Rangers Ninja Storm. In the final part of the two-part series finale episode "Storm Before the Calm", he was powerful enough to nearly defeat all six of the Rangers with ease.
  • Kelzak Summoning: Lothor could summon an army of foot soldiers called Kelzaks to aid him in battle.
  • Teleportation: Lothor was able to teleport to any location at will.
  • Levitation: In the third/final part of the three-part episode "The Samurai's Journey", Lothor had the ability to levitate in the air.
  • Teleport Swipe: By swiping his hands at a target, Lothor could send anyone to any place at will as shown in the third/final part of the three-part episode "The Samurai's Journey".
  • Self Awareness: Like most of his entourage, Lothor made fun of Power Ranger tropes such as growing monsters and berating Marah and Kapri before they grew Footzilla. The most blatant example of his self-awareness happened in the episode "Tongue and Cheek" when he turned directly to the viewer and said, "What did you expect? He wasn't going to get smaller."
  • Energy Lasers: Lothor's signature attack which was an upgraded form of the energy force ability he had when he was younger. He could fire powerful red or purple energy lasers from his hands which proved to be very effective against the Rangers. These lasers could also be fired either in rapid succession or a beam formation. In the final part of the two-part series finale episode "Storm Before the Calm", his lasers are powerful enough to destroy Shane's Battlizer armor in just one strike. Unfortunately for Lothor, during his final battle against Mesogog, he used his lasers against the evil dinosaur twice in battle (with the second time striking his opponent with a direct hit to the chest), only for the latter to be unfazed by the attack.
    • Transmutation: Lothor's energy laser is able to turn people into animals as shown in the pilot episode "Prelude to a Storm", when one of them turned his brother into an anthropomorphic guinea pig.
    • Speech Bestowal: Lothor was able to give Shimazu the ability to speak by firing his energy laser at him.
  • Transmutation Reversal: Lothor was able to fire a white-purple energy blast that reversed Kanoi's guinea pig form, reverting him to his human form.
  • Cage Summoning: In the episode "Double-Edged Blake", Lothor was able to summon a large cage to imprison Marah and Kapri in.
  • Shapeshifting: In the first part of the two-part episode "Thunder Storm", Lothor was able to assume Kanoi Watanabe's form while imitating his voice.
  • Item Summoning: Lothor was able to summon a box containing the evil Wind Morphers in his hands. However this was only shown when he was disguised as Sensei Watanabe.
  • Clothes Alteration: In the first part of the two-part episode "Thunder Storm", Lothor was able to change Marah and Kapri's ninja student uniforms back to their regular clothes.


  • Superhuman Strength: Lothor possessed superhuman strength. One example of this was during an altercation with his nephew Cam as the Green Samurai Ranger in Super Samurai mode. Lothor easily repelled his nephew's offensive strike with just one gesture of his hand. However, he was at a complete disadvantage against Mesogog who easily threw him across the room.
  • Superhuman Durability: Lothor also possessed superhuman durability, as seen when he survived the destruction of his Lothorzord and the Rangers' Storm Megazord.
  • Expert Fighter: Despite his exile from the Wind Ninja Academy, Lothor grew to be proficient with martial arts and is now a more expert fighter. He was more than a match for the Wind Rangers, Thunder Rangers, Cam, and Sensei and was able to easily stand against all of them in combat.


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  • Personal Alien Manager: Lothor carried a cell phone-like object called the P. A.M, which he could use to summon monsters or make that monster grow with the Scroll of Empowerment.
    • Size Changing: Lothor's P.A.M. could also fire red laser beams that could change the size of anything as seen when it restored a shrunken Choobo to normal size.
    • Kelzak and Kelzak Furies Summoning: The P.A.M. could also be used to summon Kelzaks, Kelzak Furies or both at the same time.
    • Human Disguise: In "General Deception Part 1", the P.A.M. was used to give Kelzak Furies human disguises.
  • Decloaker: Lothor used a device that could reveal anything hidden and concealed.
  • Lothorzord: Only used in the series finale, Lothor could pilot his very own Zord.
  • The Green Ranger's Samurai Amulet: In the final part of the two-part series finale episode "Storm Before the Calm", Lothor successfully managed to capture the Green Ranger and take his amulet, allowing him to steal the Ninja Storm Rangers' powers.
  • Evil Wind Morphers: In the first part of the two-part episode "Thunder Storm", Lothor gave these evil Morphers to Shane, Dustin, and Tori while disguised as the Sensei to brainwash them.
  • Capture Bottle: In the first part of the two-part episode "Thunder Storm", Lothor used a large pink bottle to capture all the students at the Wind Ninja Academy.









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Behind the Scenes[]



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  • Lothor's name is a play on the word "Loathe" which means feel intense dislike or disgust for.


  • Lothor suffered from acid reflux, a sign of stress. In one episode, he is seen blending a drink to try to counter his case of acid reflux.
  • Despite his evil ways, Lothor was actually well versed in pop culture. Though it could be rubbed off from his nieces.
  • According to the episode "The Wild Wipeout", Lothor was a Libra.
  • Lother is known for being the very first Power Ranger villain/character to incorporate child-like punishments to another character (such as punishing or grounded a character), as shown with him and his nieces, in episode "Snip It, Snip It Good" he gave Marah and Kapri a punishment by making them clean the Kelzak's cloths for letting the Blue Ranger escape with the treasure, and in "Sensei Switcheroo" when he gave Marah and Kapri "detention" for failing him once again.
  • When he went to the academy, he was an Earth ninja.
  • In the video game for the Game Boy Advance, Lothor's name is misspelled as Lother.
  • Mesogog thinks Lothor is an idiot and very incompetent villain and he thinks he's a better villain than Lothor could ever be.
  • Lothor is the second main villain to be defeated by an other villain and not destroyed.
  • Lothor is the only main villain to be destroyed by an ally of the Rangers.
  • It's possible that there was a Lothor before Kiya Watanabe. While being expelled from the Wind Ninja Academy and banishing from Earth, Kiya did said about an evil ancient warrior named Lothor and decided to go under by name.
  • Lothor probably was married once for Marah and Kapri to be related to him. Lothor's ex-wife is Marah and Kapri's aunt by blood, while Lothor is their uncle by marriage.
  • He doesn't really likes or cares about any of his nieces, in Storm Before the Calm, he tried to destroy them by having them tied up and leaving them in the Lairship while it was self-destructing.


See Also[]



Power nav icon Power Rangers Ninja Storm Icon-hurricaneger
Wind Rangers: Shane Clarke - Tori Hanson - Dustin Brooks
Thunder Rangers: Hunter Bradley - Blake Bradley
Samurai Ranger: Cameron Watanabe
Wind Rangers: Wind Morphers - Lightning Morpher - Ninja Swords - Hawk Blaster - Lion Hammer - Sonic Fin - Storm Striker - Ninja Gliders - Tsunami Cycles - Tri-Battlized Armor
Thunder Rangers: Thunder Morphers - Thunder Staves - Crimson Blaster - Navy Antler - Thunder Blaster - Thunder Blade - Tsunami Cycles - Ninja Glider Cycle
Samurai Ranger: Samurai Cyclone Morpher - Samurai Saber - Super Samurai Mode - Lightning Riff Blaster - Dragonforce Vehicle
Power Discs - Thunderstorm Cannon - Mobile Command Center
Sensei Kanoi Watanabe - Kelly Halloway - Miko Watanabe - Cyber Cam - Dino Rangers
Zords and Megazords
Wind Rangers: Hawkzord - Lionzord - Dolphinzord - Storm Megazord
Thunder Rangers: Crimson Insectizord - Navy Beetlezord - Thunder Megazord
Samurai Ranger: Samurai Star Chopper / Samurai Star Megazord - Mammothzord
Power Spheres
Thunderstorm Megazord - Samurai Storm Megazord - Samurai Thunder Megazord - Thunderstorm Ultrazord - Hurricane Megazord - Hurricane Ultrazord
Evil Space Ninjas
Lothor - Marah - Kapri - Zurgane - Choobo - Motodrone - Vexacus - Shimazu - Kelzaks - Kelzak Furies
Blue Face - Mad Magnet - Copybot - Terramole - Amphibidor - Florabundacus - Snipster - Toxipod - Super Toxipod - Bopp-A-Roo - General Trayf - Madtropolis - Hiphopper - Sky Scrapper - Sucker - Starvark - Tentacreep - Magic Moustache - Fragra - Mr. Ratwell - DJ Drummond - Beevil - Footzilla - Slob Goblin - Morty Board - Wolfblades - Goldwinger - Bald Loser - Inflatron - Eyezak - Condortron - Catonia - Loong Ago
Zords: Zurganezord - Zurganezord II - Zurganezord III - Hyper Zurganezord - Kaprizord - Marahzord - Shimazuzord - Lothorzord
Power nav icon Power Rangers Dino Thunder Icon-abaranger
Conner McKnight - Ethan James - Kira Ford - Tommy Oliver - Trent Fernandez-Mercer
Dino Gems - Dino Morpher - Brachio Morpher - Drago Morpher - Triassic Morpher - Triassic Battlizer Morpher - Thundermax Saber - Tyranno Staff - Tricera Shield - Ptera Grips - Brachio Staff - Drago Sword - Z-Rex Blaster - Super Dino Mode - Shield of Triumph - Triassic Battlizer - Raptor Riders - Raptor Cycles - Dino ATVs - Hovercraft Cycle - Triceramax Command Center Truck
Hayley Ziktor - Sensei Kanoi Watanabe - S.P.D. Rangers - Cassidy Cornell - Devin Del Valle - Anton Mercer
Ninja Rangers: Shane Clarke - Tori Hanson - Dustin Brooks - Hunter Bradley - Blake Bradley - Cameron Watanabe
Zords and Megazords
Tyrannozord - Tricerazord - Pterazord - Brachiozord - Dragozord - Stegozord - Cephalazord - Dimetrozord - Parasaurzord - Ankylozord - Mezodon Rover
Thundersaurus Megazord - DinoStegazord - Mezodon Megazord - Triceramax Megazord - Valkasaurus Megazord
Mesogog - Zeltrax - Elsa - White Ranger Clone - Tyrannodrones - Triptoids
Evil Space Ninjas: Lothor - Izzy & Pupperazi - Zurgane - Kelzaks
Aerial Assault Craft - Birdbrain - Pollinator - Donkeyvac - Demagnetron - Dysotron - Goldenrod - Scorpex - Megalador - Creature - Angor - Rojobot - Insectolite - Fossilador - Termitetron - Ka-Ching - Mad Mackerel - Copyotter - Other World Monster - White Terrorsaurus -Terra Assault Craft - Jupitor - Tutenhawken - Thornox - Deadwood - Horn-Rimmed Monster - Jade Gladiator - Skortch - Squidrose - Croco D'Vile - Rumba Monkey - Rude Elf - Fridgia - Ruby Dragon - Ugly Monster
Zords: Replicantzord - Zelzord