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"Ok your redleobinous. I'm on my way!"
―Needlenose's first words when being sent to Earth by Lord Zedd.[src]

"Oh, boy, two against one! I love an unfair fight."
―Needlenose when confronted by Rocky and Tommy.[src]

"Whoa! Whoa! Whoooooooooa!"
―Needlenose upon being enlarged.[src]

"Oh, I'm on pins and needles! I'm so scaaaaaared!"
―Needlenose when confronted by the White Tigerzord and Red Dragon Thunderzord Warrior Mode.[src]

"Oh no!"
―Needlenose when the Mega Tigerzord reflected his own bombs back at him and his final words before his demise.[src]

Needlenose was a cactus monster who was the main antagonist of the two-part episode "Wild West Rangers".

History

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Needlenose is created by Lord Zedd from a rare species of cactus (classified as cactal vocifera spinoctera) that Tommy has acquired from his dad and given to Kimberly as a gift. After Kimberly goes back in time to the Wild West, Lord Zedd wants both Goldar and Needlenose to act quickly by traveling back in time to 1880 through a time hole to destroy Angel Grove, Goldar, Needlenose and an army of Putty Patrollers successfully make to the Wild West but, even though they are in the past, Kimberly manages to morph and she fight the modern day monsters. However, she is outnumbered so she makes a hasty retreat back to the Command Center. Whilst Goldar and Needlenose attack the town, Kimberly acquires some back-up from her friends' ancestors to help deal with the monsters that are overrunning their town. However, they are swiftly overwhelmed and forced together even after morphing but the White Stranger saves them in the nick of time. Once the Putty Patrollers are destroyed, Needlenose opens fire on the White Stranger which paralyzes him and leaves the main core Rangers left to duel against the monsters. Once Goldar reaches the team, they quickly open fire on the monsters and thus forcing them to retreat back in time towards the present.

Back in the present. Zedd throws a Growth Bomb which enlarges Needlenose who overwhelms the White Tigerzord and Red Dragon Thunderzord Warrior Mode. However, the remaining three Rangers morph and summon their Thunderzords which allows the Rangers to form the Mega Tigerzord. Needlenose throws cactus-like projectiles at the Mega Tigerzord but they are bounced back by a shield barrier created by the Zord. Needlenose is then destroyed by the Mega Tigerzord's Firebird attack which bowls him onto his rear where he explodes. After Needlenose's demise, the cactus that he was created from returns to normal.

Personality

Needlenose was a very aggressive and violent monster who was very loyal to Lord Zedd, Rita and Goldar.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Durability: Needlenose was able to completely shrug off a jump kick from the Red Dragon Thunderzord.
  • Paralysis Needles: Needlenose was able to fire needles from his body that would instantly paralyze his enemies.
  • Equilibrium: Needlenose remained upright despite being jump kicked in the face by the Red Dragon Thunderzord.

Abilities

  • Depth Perception: Needlenose had depth perception despite only having one eye.
  • Speech: Needlenose could speak despite lacking a mouth.

Arsenal

  • Fists: Needlenose was easily able to overwhelm Kimberly with his bare hands.
  • Grenade Belt: Needlenose had a large rope attached to his waist to carry his explosive cacti.
  • Cactus Grenades: Needlenose was able to produce two small explosive cacti from his belt and throw them at his enemies.

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

  • Needlenose was voiced by producer Tom Oliver doing a Spanish accent.

Design

  • Needlenose was designed to resemble an anthromphic cactus.

Etymology

to be added

Notes

  • Needlenose was the final monster to be destroyed by the Mega Tigerzord.

Appearances

See Also

References

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