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"I'm afraid I have no choice but to give you DEE-tention!"
―Mr. Caplan.[src]

Mr. Caplan was the strict but well meaning principal of Angel Grove High School who was notable for frequently wearing a badly fitting toupee that was usually knocked off.

Biography

Mighty Morphin

Mr. Caplan turns to see the hallway still a mess from Bulk and Skull's shenanigans that morning and demands to talk to the Ranger teens before he is called away by a staff member. This gives them enough time to clean up the mess and pretend to Mr. Caplan that there wasn't even a mess at all. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Teamwork

Mr. Caplan oversees the food festival at the Youth Center organized by Angel Grove High to raise funds for playground equipment. Unfortunately, the festival turns into a food fight due to Bulk and Skull. Mr. Caplan loses his temper, breaks up the food fight, and angrily puts Jason in charge of the clean up duty. A while later, he returns, telling the Ranger teens he knows they weren't responsible and brings a 20 dollar sandwich to pay for the remaining funds. However, this is one of the spicey sandwiches used to defeat the Pudgy Pig, causing Mr. Caplan to yell for water. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Food Fight

The Twin Man and four Putty Patrollers Putties, disguised as the Power Ranger, pull a prank on Mr. Caplan, resulting in him placing the real Rangers in detention with Bulk and Skull as punishment. This prevents the Rangers from doing their duty. When Kimberly tries to escape, she is caught by Mr. Caplan who shoves her back into the detention room as predicted by Bulk and Skull. When the Rangers teleport away to fight Twin Man, Bulk and Skull try to snitch on them for running away but, when Mr. Caplan returns, the Rangers are already back from their battle. Frustrated, Caplan tells Bulk and Skull that he will see them tomorrow and thus implies that they have detention again. Tvicon.png TV STORY-A Bad Reflection on You

From "Rita's Seed of Evil" to "Crystal of Nightmares", Caplan fills in as teacher for Ms. Appleby's class.

Mr. Caplan organizes a Parents' Day at the Youth Center. Once again, due to Bulk and Skull, this event turns into a food fight. Mr. Caplan angrily asks Ms. Appleby why she doesn't do something about it. Appleby replies by saying that if you can't beat them, you should join them, after which she pushes a cake onto Mr. Caplan's head. In a rare display of playfulness, the principal goes along with this and starts throwing food around. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Return of an Old Friend

Zeo

Mr Caplan is seen telling Billy he's graduated early from Angel Grove High due to his exceedingly high grades. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Graduation Blues

Turbo

Mr. Caplan shows up to tell Justin Stewart that he will be a freshman due to his high score on the equivalency test. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Shift Into Turbo

Mr. Caplan is last seen when he catches Bulk & Skull, who were snooping on Carlos and drags them to detention for being in Angel Grove High despite graduating. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Carlos and the Count

Future

The education award Alyssa Enrilé receives in is possibly named after him, implying that he became famous in the meantime.Tvicon.png TV STORY-A Father's Footsteps

Personality

Mr. Caplan is a very strict but fair man, wanting his students to stick to the rules at all times. Not doing so will usually result in him giving out detentions. He also seems to very quickly jump to conclusions, resulting in him blaming and lashing out to the wrong person whenever something goes wrong. Despite this, he also shows a caring side, complimenting students on their achievements and is not above admitting his mistakes, when realizing he came to the wrong conclusion. On rare occasions, he can display a playful side, such as when he goes along with a food fight. He can also show a sense of humor, as he cracks a joke about Bulk and Skull being in detention a lot, saying that the duo practically lived there and he would have to start charging them rent. Overall, Mr. Caplan does care about his students' futures and wants them all to set good examples for the rest of Angel Grove.

Family

  • Judge Caplan - Brother Comicicon.png COMIC STORY- [[|]]

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