|This article is about a/an monster in Power Rangers Dino Super Charge.|
|"Time to fulfill my dre-e-eam of getting an Energem."|
|―Nightmare before dueling out with the Red, Blue, Pink, Green, Black, Gold Rangers.[src]|
|"No! You shattered my dre-e-eams!"|
|―Nightmare's final words before his death.[src]|
|"Being reanimated is a dre-eam! He he he he he!"|
|―Nightmare after being reanimated.[src]|
|―Nightmare's final words along with Professor Strickler & Game Face before his second defeat.[src]|
|"Magna Beam! Naptime’s over!"|
|―Nightmare after being hit by the Magna Beam[src]|
Nightmare is a sheep-themed outlaw, which enjoys both sleeping and inflicting nightmares on others.
Nightmare is first seen sleeping in a cell within the ship before Heckyl gently wakes him up. No longer asleep, he excuses himself and asks if he was snoring too loud, to which Heckyl answers he was, but his reason for awakening him is to aid him in his next plan against the Rangers. His first target is Shelby, as she sleeps on a pillow Heckyl gives her to rest. Upon touching it, Nightmare enters her mind and causes her to perceive all around her as Vivix. She attacks her friends, who evade her moves, until she slashes the pillow in half at the moment it was held by Tyler. He reveals himself before the heroes and makes his escape after taunting them. The day is excruciating for them, as they cannot rest while Kendall seeks the connection of the pillow to the outlaw, eventually figuring it out. In response to the Rangers' strategy, Fury sends out real Vivix to tire them out even more. Though exhausted, they successfully defeat them, only for Ivan to attack them, suffering from sleepwalking. Koda tracks down the pillow and rips it in two, freeing the knight. After leaving Shelby at school, Riley is controlled by a pillow left on the helmet of his scooter by Curio. Meanwhile, Heckyl deals with the other weary Rangers until Shelby finds him out, her suspicions all but confirmed when Snide takes over and retreats from the battle. Nightmare is then left by Fury and Curio to deal with the fatigued heroes, but fails as he is defeated both in normal size, by a combined attack of six of the Rangers, and as a giant by their three Megazords.
He was recreated by Wrench, along with Game Face. Both of them fought by the side of Professor Strickler. He gains a new outfit, one that this time resembles a baseball uniform, Nightmare used the Switch Eraser to switch the Red and Pink Rangers' bodies and later does the same thing with the Black and Blue Rangers, after the Rangers get shock of getting each of their body's switch, the three monsters ambushed them, the Rangers try to fight back, but because their in new bodies, they get different weapons, resulting them get a beat down, the Green and Gold Rangers came in, but Nightmare was able to switch their bodies as well, however, the two Rangers were able to use their weapons just fine and takes out the three monsters, now over powered, Professor Strickler and the two monsters teleported away, they later returned in the mountain tops with the Rangers appearing, the Rangers montage, but it was a trick for Nightmare sneak up on the Rangers and switch the Green and Blue Rangers' bodies, and the Red and Gold Rangers' bodies, the three monsters were about to ambush them again, but the Rangers the Dino Steel to battle the monsters and gave each of the Rangers back their personal weapon to take on the monsters, but the Rangers were still out matched, but right before they could finish them off however, the Silver Ranger came into battle, but Nightmare manages to switch the Silver Ranger and Professor Strickler with the Switch Eraser, after a long duel the Pink Ranger (in the Gold Ranger's body) manages to make Nightmare drop the Switch Eraser, allowing the Red Ranger (in the Pink Ranger's body) to use the T-Rex Smash on the devices, switching the bodies back to the right person, with the Titano Saber Final Strike, Strickler was taken out, the Red Ranger then morphed into the T-Rex Super Charge Red Ranger, and with the T-Rex Super Charge Victory Maximum Strike, Nightmare and Game Face were taken out as well and later on after being enlarged by the Magna Beam, destroyed for good by the Dino Charge Ultrazord's Titano Cannon's Final Strike.
Nightmare's personality is very childlike and playful, as he treats his task as merely an excuse for fun, even prompting Heckyl to state it was a dream job for him. He is also shown to be loyal, as he reports back to base that the mission is being hindered by the endurance of the heroes, to which Fury sends Vivix to wear them down further. He can also whine constantly when things do not go his way similar to that of a little child not getting anything at a store, but he always keeps his excitement up when facing his enemies.
Powers and Abilities
- Smoke Transformation: Nightmare can transform into a liner pink colored smoke to travel to places faster and/or to enter into peoples' ears when they are sleeping and control them.
- Teleportation: Nightmare can teleport to any location at will.
- Strength: Nightmare is quite strong, being able to fight quite well, with Fury trusting him to finish off the rangers.
- Ground Submerging: By unknown means, Nightmare can submerge underground.
- Durability: Nightmare has thick skin, and he was able to survive the ranger’s powerful attacks when fought, as well as being able to avoid getting a scratch when hit by the Ptera Charge megastore lightning blitz attack.
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- Nightmare Pillows: Nightmare is shown to use three different kinds of pillows in his arsenal and they are:
- Illusion Pillow: The first variation is shown to induce illusions. It was used on Shelby as she rested her head on one, waking up and thinking the other Rangers were Vivix.
- Sleeping Pillow: The second is the most used and it induces sleep, which afflicts all Rangers but Phillip, as he was absent at the time.
- Possession Pillow: The third involves a possession-like control triggered by Curio on Riley, which nearly caused him to hand over his Energem to Fury.
- Switch Eraser: In the episode "Freaky Fightday", Nightmare carries an eraser-like switching device that belongs to Professor Strickler, he can use it to swich his enemies' bodies.
- Fists: Besides his pillows, Nightmare can also use his fists for combat.
Behind the Scenes
- Nightmare is voiced by Jacque Drew.
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- In Dino Super Charge, Nightmare's costume has slightly been modified from the Kyoryuger version. For example, the Deboss logo on Debo Akkumoon's chest has been placed directly below Nightmare's head so it's barely visible.
- While Iceage is the first monster to be fought in Power Rangers Dino Super Charge, Nightmare is the first original monster to be fought by the Dino Charge Rangers in that season.
- Nightmare is the second Dino Super Charge monster to lack any firepower/projectile-type attacks canonically, the first being Puzzler.
- In the episode "Freaky Fightday", Nightmare's voice gets a slight lighter pitch, now sounding more female.
- Coincidentally, Nightmare's costume is pink (in the West, pink is considered to be a "feminine" color whilst blue is considered "masculine").
- If one looks closely at Nightmare's head, it looks very much like a sheep as it is all puffy like a cloud, sheep ears located on the sides of Nightmare's head and has ram-like horns on the sides of Nightmare's mouth, chin and inside of his mouth is a sheep's head. Historically, people would count sheep to go to sleep, and considering that he is sleep-themed like the previous two sleep-themed monsters before him, it makes sense.
- Also, when ever Nightmare says the word Dream, he would say it in a tone like Dre-e-eam, in a similar manner to that of a sheep.
- Nightmare will also laugh in a similar manner to a sheep saying "Bhaa!".
- Like with Somnibot and Rhinosnorus, Nightmare's puns, metaphors and jokes are based on sleep and bedtime (e.g. "You're all a real snore!" and "See you in your dreams!").
- Nightmare is one of three PR monsters that uses sleep as a motif; the other two are Somnibot from Power Rangers Zeo and Rhinosnorus from Power Rangers Samurai.
- Nightmare (Dino Super Charge) shares the same name as Nightmare (Lost Galaxy).
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