Icon-mmpr.pngThis article is about the second season in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

The second season of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is the 2nd overall season of Power Rangers, based on Kyouryu Sentai Zyuranger while borrowing elements of Gosei Sentai Dairanger.

TV Version


Angered at the repeated failures of his servant Rita Repulsa, the evil emperor Lord Zedd arrives and overthrows her. He then begins to attack the Power Rangers with Pirantishead, a stronger monster than the Rangers are used to fighting. Pirantishead freezes four of the Dinozords and takes control of the Tyrannosaurus Dinozord and the Dragonzord. Because of this, the Rangers are required to upgrade their Dinozords into more powerful Thunderzords, which can combine to become the Thunder Megazord. After doing so, they defeat Pirantishead and give Lord Zedd his first defeat.

The new cast of MMPR

As he continues to fight the Rangers, Lord Zedd decides to destroy the Green Ranger Tommy Oliver with a special Green Gem designed to take away his powers permanently. Though the Gem is eventually destroyed, it is too late to restore Tommy's powers. However, Zordon gives Tommy new strength in its place -- the power of the White Ranger.

The Rangers later make some new friends in Rocky DeSantos, Aisha Campbell and Adam Park, who also discover the Rangers' identities. When Jason, Zack, and Trini are selected to go to the Peace Conference in Switzerland, the Rangers are required to find three replacements for them. They travel to a deserted planet to retrieve the fabled Sword of Light required for the Power Transfer, but Lord Zedd introduces Serpentera, his gigantic personal Zord. While powerful, Serpentera's massive energy consumption proves to be its undoing. The Sword is retrieved and taken back to Earth, where the retiring Rangers name Rocky, Aisha, and Adam as their successors.

Eventually, Lord Zedd proves no more successful than Rita was, but he does not give up as he undergoes a Centennial Recharge. Rita Repulsa chooses this time to return to the moon and slip a love potion into Zedd's Rejuvenation Chamber. When he wakes up, Zedd is madly in love with Rita and marries her. With both Zedd and Rita together, the Power Rangers are faced with even more terror.


Saban was originally going to produce only 40 episodes in the series, ending with the two-parter Doomsday. Another character was to make an appearance, named Bubba. As the episode was originally written, he piloted Cyclopsis, and was based on the character of Kai from Zyuranger. After Cyclopsis' defeat at the hands of the Rangers, Rita would be sealed away in an urn (mimicking the ending of Zyuranger), and the teenagers would give up their powers.

However, due to the unforeseen popularity of the series, Saban, the company that produced Power Rangers, was faced with the possibility of exhausting all of its Zyuranger footage with no more to fall back upon in order to continue producing the show. Saban contacted Toei, the Japanese company which produces the Sentai series, along with Rainbow Productions which designed and produced the monster suits, requesting another half-season's worth of Zyuranger footage to be made specifically for Power Rangers. The two Japanese companies agreed, creating around 25 brand-new monsters and filming both human- and zord-sized battle footage for each. They also incorporated elements from MMPR into the footage, including a relationship between the Green and Pink Rangers, and the Blue Ranger's portrayal as the brains of the group. This footage is collectively known in the Power Rangers fan community as "Zyu2".

Around this time, Saban was also negotiating a deal with Toei to acquire footage from Gosei Sentai Dairanger, the Sentai series which followed Zyuranger. Saban used more than half of the Zyu2 footage in the remainder of Season One of Power Rangers, but when it decided to replace the Dinozords with the mecha from Dairanger in Season Two termed Thunderzords in Power Rangers), the Zord footage of the remaining Zyu2 monsters became obsolete. To compensate for this, Saban attempted to splice the Zyu2 and Dairanger footage to ensure that the Zyu2 monsters were fighting the Thunder Megazord instead of the Dino Megazord. The new scenes would show only the monster attacking, followed by a shot of just the Thunderzords taking the damage. It did not always work, and occasionally the monsters could actually be seen making physical contact with the old Megazord. Saban also decided to continue to use the Zyuranger costumes instead of replacing them with the Dairanger costumes, despite the second season being adapted from Dairanger. However, the only Dairanger costume that appeared in Power Rangers is the Kibaranger, which is adapted into the White Ranger's costume for the remainder of Season Two.

The Rangers' Blade Blasters and individual weapons were left unused for much of the season until the Power Weapons were outright dropped after the episode "Rangers Back in Time-part II" except the Power Axe which last appeared several episodes later in "Storybook Rangers-part II").The reduction in weapon use was due to complaints from parents about the supposed violence in the series which also led to the dumbing down of Lord Zedd and created a much more campy and goofy character. Although the reason for this drastic increase in complaints has never been ascertained, it is likely due to the fact that Mortal Kombat 1 had been released a year before the first season aired. That game's violence and copious amounts of blood caused an uproar in parents over fears that their children would begin hurting each other and trying to copy these moves because they looked cool. It is likely that complaints started at the tail end of Season 1 and they began to implement changes by Season 2.

Season 2 was the first real season of Power Rangers that had continuous story arcs outside of multi-part episodes, starting with the Green No More saga between The Green Dream (episode 7) until the eponymous two part episode of the arc (which ended with episode 12). However, more infamously, there was the Power Transfer fiasco which began with "A Monster of Global Proportions" (episode 25) and concluded with the eponymous two parter (ending with episode 28) although one could actually start it with the episode "Two for One", both because that it was during production of that episode that three of the cast left and because the infamously terrible dub voices begin. The reason for this uptake in multi-part episodes is unclear but one can take either an optimistic or a cynical view of the motives. The optimistic view one can take is that they were experimenting since they weren't limited by Sentai footage but the cynical view is that they were running out of ideas by this point and were dividing episodes into multiple parts to kill time. Fans have pointed out that this proverbial wheel spinning is most apparent in four episodes, "Rangers Back in Time" and "Storybook Rangers" which many argue felt like it was just killing time in one way or another to get to the usable footage.

A major issue that Saban had to work around was the White Ranger himself since the actual screen-time was limited. Multiple episodes didn't feature him at all even after he had been introduced. In total, he only appeared in twenty eight and most that did only had him as his true Japanese boy form with the rest featuring him for about two minutes each if that. In fact, it takes seventeen Dairanger episodes out of fifty (with it and its follow-up or which would be used for reasons not relevant here) and it took another five for him to get his Zord and be able to fight with his comrades against giants. In fact, even when he did appear, he rarely joined the other five for fights and usually just geeked out from the sidelines and sometimes would only show up in the Zord fight out of the blue and that's if he did at all. The worst example of this footage clash is arguably for the Zord fight in the episode "Where There's Smoke, There's Fire" where he clearly summons his Zord but never appears in it. In fact, aside from that example, this issue is even evident in the show itself since this is why Goldar will randomly show up to fight Tommy even if he had nothing to do with the rest of the episode such as in "Rangers Back in Time-part II" and "Forever Friends."



Main article:Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (team)

The first quarter of the season with the Green Ranger

The rest of the season with the White Ranger

The Power Transfer, Part 2

Color Role Actor
Red Ranger Jason Lee ScottRocky DeSantos Austin St. JohnSteve Cardenas
Black Ranger Zack TaylorAdam Park Walter JonesJohnny Yong Bosch
Blue Ranger Billy Cranston David Yost
Yellow Ranger Trini KwanAisha Campbell Thuy TrangKaran Ashley
Pink Ranger Kimberly Ann Hart Amy Jo Johnson
Green Ranger Tommy OliverTom Oliver Jason David Frank
White Ranger Tommy Oliver Jason David Frank

Wild West Rangers

Kimberly Hart, the Wild West Rangers, & The White Stranger

Color Role Actor
Red Wild West Ranger Rocko Steve Cardenas
Black Wild West Ranger Abraham Johnny Yong Bosch
Blue Wild West Ranger William David Yost
Yellow Wild West Ranger Miss Alicia Karan Ashley





Main article: Arsenal (Mighty Morphin 2)


Multi-Use Devices

Communication Devices


Individual Weapons and Team Blaster

  • Power Weapons
    • Power Sword
    • Power Axe
    • Power Lance
    • Power Daggers
    • Power Bow
  • Dragon Dagger
  • Saba

Team Cannon


Other Weapons


Main article: Zords (Mighty Morphin 2)
Legend:◆ piloted zord, ➲ carrier zord

Thunderzord System

Alternate Combinations

Alternate Megazords
Tor the Shuttlezord

Evil Zords


  1. The Mutiny, Part I
    • Lord Zedd invades Rita's palace and brings forth an attack on Angel Grove.
  2. The Mutiny, Part II
  3. The Mutiny, Part III
  4. The Wanna-Be Ranger
  5. Putty on the Brain
  6. Bloom of Doom
  7. The Green Dream
  8. The Power Stealer
  9. The Beetle Invasion
  10. Welcome to Venus Island
  11. The Song Of Guitardo
  12. Green No More, Part I
  13. Green No More, Part II
    • Tommy loses the Green Ranger Powers.
  14. Missing Green
    • Jason is still depressed over the disappearance of Tommy.
  15. Orchestral Maneuvers in the Park
  16. Beauty and the Beast
  17. White Light, Part I
    • The knowledge of a White Ranger is introduced.
  18. White Light, Part II
    • Tommy comes back as the White Ranger and helps the other Rangers send Rita back to the moon.
  19. Two for One
  20. Opposites Attract
    • The last episode with the actors Austin St. John, Walter Jones, and Thuy Trang on set.
  21. Zedd's Monster Mash
  22. The Ninja Encounter, Part I
    • Rocky, Adam, and Aisha are introduced.
  23. The Ninja Encounter, Part II
  24. The Ninja Encounter, Part III
  25. A Monster of Global Proportions
  26. Zedd Waves
  27. The Power Transfer, Part I
  28. The Power Transfer, Part II
    • Jason, Zack, and Trini give up their powers to go to the Peace Conference. Rocky, Adam, and Aisha become rangers.
  29. Goldar's Vice-Versa
    • The only episode with American Scorpina footage.
  30. Mirror of Regret
  31. When is a Ranger Not a Ranger?
  32. Rocky Just Wants to Have Fun
  33. Lights, Camera, Action
  34. Where There's Smoke, There's Fire
  35. Scavenger Hunt
  36. The Great Bookala Escape
  37. Forever Friends
  38. A Reel Fish Story
  39. Rangers Back in Time, Part I
  40. Rangers Back in Time, Part II
  41. The Wedding, Part I
    • Rita returns.
  42. The Wedding, Part II
  43. The Wedding, Part III
  44. Return of the Green Ranger, Part I
  45. Return of the Green Ranger, Part II
  46. Return of the Green Ranger, Part III
  47. Best Man for the Job
  48. Storybook Rangers, Part I
  49. Storybook Rangers, Part II
  50. Wild West Rangers, Part I
  51. Wild West Rangers, Part II
  52. Blue Ranger Gone Bad



  • As of the entire season 2, the Lion Thunderzord has two extra rear legs during the American-produced transformation from the Mastodon.


See Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Notes

VHS/DVD Releases


  • Alpha's Magical Christmas
  • The White Ranger Series: Goldar's Vice-Versa
  • The White Ranger Series: Rocky Just Wants to Have Fun
  • The White Ranger Series: Where There's Smoke, There's Fire
  • Lord Zedd's Monster Heads
  • Morphin Series: Lord Zedd Waves
  • Morphin Series: When is a Ranger Not a Ranger?
  • Morphin Series: Lights, Camera, Action
  • All Time Favorites: White Light


See Also

External links


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