This article is about a/an monster in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

"So Yellow Ranger, you dare to challenge me to single combat? You have no chance against me, weakling!"

Mantis is an praying mantis monster created by Finster. He is extremely skilled in Praying Mantis Kung Fu and it is an expert warrior as well, regardless of his affiliation with the treacherous Rita Repulsa. He is the main antagonist of the episode "Plague of the Mantis".


Rita ordered Mantis to do the operation of the destruction the Trini since he had been created to match her mantis fignting style. Mantis arrived to Trini and battled the heroine, calling Trini a weakling. Mantis called the Yellow Ranger a coward, when Trini called the other Rangers for help. Mantis then invited Trini for a duel before retreating as the other Rangers arrived.

Trini trained with her sensei, Master Li and decided to fight Mantis alone. Mantis wanted to defeat Trini in a battle one on one, using her nobility and bravery (Mantis lacked both this traits). When Trini fought him, Mantis realized that his opponent is not only brave, but is highly skilled in battle so Mantis cheated in battle and summoned Putties. Luckily, the other Rangers arrived and saved her before Trini used her Power Daggers to overwhelm the monster. Rita made him grow so the Rangers summoned the Megazord but it was no match for the monster's pincers. Jason summoned the Power Sword and they matched the monster's blades before stabbing him in the gut and flipping him to the ground. They then completely overwhelmed Mantis with two slashes to the stomach and destroyed him with an energized slash. Plague of the Mantis

Trumpet Top later summoned an illusionary Mantis among the other monsters as part of a plot to wear down the Rangers until Zordon saw through the plot. Orchestral Maneuvers in the Park


Mantis is cunning, intelligent and skilled fighter in battle. But despite his skills she lacks such traits, as honor and prefers to cheat in battle. He  was surprisingly arrogant as he challenged Trini for a duel. He promised her a fair fight, but after the battle she told that she really has no honor, as he served Rita.

Powers And Abilities

  • Superhuman Strength: Mantis is impressively strong, capable of battling Trini and knocking the Megazord back with one swing of his pincers.
  • Skilled Fighter: Mantis is also skilled fighter, skilled in Praying Mantis Kung Fu. He easily overwhelmed Trini and all five Rangers with even the Megazord barely keeping up.
  • Teleportation: Mantis can teleport to any location at will by vanishing into thin air.


  • Mantis Claws: Instead of hands, Mantis has massive razor sharp green pincers which he can use to hack and slash his enemies.

Behind The Scenes



  • Mantis comes from what is commonly referred to as "Zyu2" footage, and was not seen in the original Zyuranger.

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