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"Don't frown, my fellow clown. We'll get them. We'll get them all. HO HU HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!! HO HA HA!!!"
―Pine-Octopus' (in his human form) first lines to a Putty in disguise as a clown after Zack messed around on stilts.[src]
"Big deal! Your the ones I'm after! She was just a bait! Now I got you!"
―Pine-Octopus (in his true form) telling his plan of how he used the Yellow Ranger's cousin to the Rangers after being grown. These were also his final words.[src]


Pine-Octopus is a pineapple/octopus-like monster created by Finster who took the form of Pineapple the Clown. His overall appearance is loosely based on that of a fool or a jester. According to Finster, he personally trained the Pineoctopus before releasing him as Pineapple the Clown.

Biography

Pine-Octopus first appears in his clown form that goes by the name Pineapple the Clown, as he tells a Putty in disguised as a clown that they will get them. He first gets Jason, Billy, Zack and Kimberly the Rangers attention in a show by juggling Pineapples, with Trini the Yellow Ranger and her cousin, Sylvia watching on, after words he gives the Blue Ranger four eggs to juggle, for which he used to hit Bulk and Skull with, the Rangers left to go see gymnastics, for which gives Pineapple an idea, as the Rangers try to do gymnastics, Pineapple gets Sylvia's attention as they walk a round the fair, with Trini going around to find them, after being her in front of a marry-go-round he does tricks, the Yellow Ranger manages to find them, after saying that he is going to take her, Trini takes Sylvia back and prepares to fight him, but she gets stop by Sylvia saying that he is her friend, fortnightly Pineapple sprinkle Sylvia with powder, turned turning her into cardboard (much to the complete horror of Trini), he then ran off in a flash. He latter appears in front of Jaso, Zack, Kimberly and Billy with an army of clowns, he used some balls to turn them into Puttys to destracted Jason, Zack and Kimberly, while Billy follows Pineapple into a Merry-Go-Round, he attempted to turn Zack into cardboard, but it missed and hit a Putty instead, he gets cornered by Jason, Zack and Kimberly , so he transforms into his real form - an octopus/pineapple-like monster called Pineoctopus. The Rangers Morphed and took on Pine-Octopus, but he gets aid by Baboo, Squatt, Goldar and the huge army of Putties, allowing the monster to escape, (while all of this was happening, Sylvia was restored back to normal by Trini and Alpha 5), as Baboo, Squatt and Goldar fight the Rangers, Pineoctopus used his Cardboard Powder on the Rangers, but it had no effect because of thier Ranger suits, but even then he still manages to overpower all four Rangers and was enlarged by Rita Repulsa. After Trini arived, the Rangers summon the Dinozords to battle Pineoctopus, they first used the Triceratops Zord's chain to tie up this monster and then froze him with the Mastodon Zord's freeze blast. They then combined to form the Dino Megazord Tank Mode to blast him with the cannons, but they weren't enough. They then switch to the Dino Megazord Battle Mode and destroyed Pine-Octopus once and for all with the Dino Megazord's Cranial Laser.No Clowning Around

Later on, when the Rangers were sent to the Island of Illusion, they were attacked by the illusions of monsters they had already defeated, one of which was the Pineoctopus. But they disappeared and didn't harm anyone.Island of Illusion

Personality

As Pineapple the clown, he acts very much like a clown or a jester, he is a loony prankster that loves to do tricks and entertain park guests, but deep down however, he is very evil, going so far as to turn the Yellow Ranger's cousin into cardboard.

As Pine-Octopus, he is a ruthless being that will do anything in his power to destroy the Rangers. Interestingly enough, once his facade as Pineapple the Clown disappeared, he displayed very few clown-like personality traits and only made a single clown pun (while most monsters built on a certain "theme" tend to make many puns and metaphors during their encounters with the Rangers). He was however very overconfident in his abilities and once made giant, responded to unfavorable situations with a dismissive "big deal" such as when he was informed that Sylvia was restored or when the Triceratops applied its hooks to bind him.

Powers And Abilities

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Pine-Octopus is his human form, Pineapple the Clown.

Clown Form

  • Juggling Expert: Pineapple is a skilled juggler, being able to juggle three pineapples and eggs with ease.
  • Cardboard Powder: Pineapple has powder for which he can sprinkle at the target and turn them into cardboard.
  • Teleportation: Pineapple can teleport to any location at will.
  • Monster Form: At will, Pineapple can transform into his true monster form, a pineapple/octopus-like monster called Pine-Octopus.

Arsenal

  • Pineapples: Pineapple has a supply of pineapples for which he can use to juggle them in the air for tricks.
  • Eggs: Pineapple also has a supply of eggs for which he can juggle them as well.
  • Clown Balls: Pineapple also has a supply of balls, for which he can throw at a clown and turn them into a Putty.

Monster Form

  • Cardboard Powder: Pine-Octopus can fire the same powder as his human form from his head and tentacle petals that can turn anyone into cardboard.
  • Energy Balls: Pine-Octopus can fire a barrage of light pink colored energy balls from his vine arms, similar to both Somnibot and Digster's attacks later on in Zeo. Somnibot even unleashes the attack with the same hand motion as well.

Arsenal

  • Vine Arms: Pine-Octopus has vine-like arms for which he can use to batter his enemies with.
  • Vine Whip: Pine-Octopus can fire green vines from his head to whip his enemies.

Behind The Scenes

Portrayal

Notes

  • Pine-Octopus' name comes from the words Pineapple and Octopus.
  • The Pineoctopus is easily the most useless monster in season 1, having few defensive or offensive abilities and proving no match for the Dinozords in thier most basic form. The Chunky Chicken is more intimidating.
  • The Pineoctopus is the first monster to say something after growing (all monsters prior either just grunted or laughed(.
  • The Pine-Octopus is the very first monster in the Power Ranger franchise to have a human form.
  • The Pine-Octopus is destroyed by the Megazord's cranial laser. But in Zyuranger, he is destroyed by Tyranosaurus's attack.
    • On that topic, the Pine-Octopus is the first and only monster to be defeated using the Megazord cranial laser.
  • This features one of the most thorough battles that involved the individual Dinozords to showcase their abilities. Usually the only individual Dinozord attacks we would see (other than laser beams) were the Tyrannosaurus, the Dragonzord, and the Mastodon.
  • Pineoctopus has been nicknamed the "Charge Card Monster" because of Tom Wyner's history of voicing credit card commercials as well as "Pineapple the Magician" due to Wyner using the same voice for Mondo the Magician later on, which is the same one used for General Ivar from VR Troopers..
  • Pineoctopus is not seen as part of any monster army in "Countdown to Destruction".

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