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"Let us help in your time of need, Mother-In-Law."
―Princess Archerina to her mother in law.

"We're shrinking!"
―Princess Archerina before her defeat.

Archerina is a robot with the appearance of a female archer. She is the wife of Prince Gasket and the sister-in-law of Prince Sprocket. Archerina is the daughter of King Aradon, King Mondo's arch-nemesis. She and Gasket eloped and fled from their parents.

She can fire arrows of energy which she can use to make others (usually males) fall in love with her. Archerina is also capable of firing arrows of destructive pink energy from her bow. Archerina can teleport with a fiery aura, turning herself into a living missile. Her bow can also transform into a sword to be used in close combat.

History

Archerina's first appearance.

Princess Archerina resurfaced with Prince Gasket after King Mondo was destroyed by the Zeo Rangers. Gasket planned to take over in his father's absence, though the pair found that the tyrant Louie Kaboom had claimed leadership of the Machine Empire. Archerina used her love arrows to enchant Kaboom, forcing him to battle the Zeo Rangers which led to his destruction. Tvicon.png TV STORY-The Joke's on Blue

Archerina then assisted Gasket in an attempt to impress his mother, Queen Machina, by brainwashing Tommy Oliver, though the plot eventually failed with Tommy returning to the Zeo Rangers. Tvicon.png TV STORY-King for a Day Later, Archerina targeted Katherine Hillard, the Pink Zeo Ranger, who required Auric the Conqueror's assistance in fending Archerina and her monster Nuklifier off. Tvicon.png TV STORY-A Mystery to Me

Archerina ambushes Kat.

When Queen Machina cast a spell on Tommy and Tanya Sloan to only speak in an operatic singing voice, Archerina and Gasket assisted in the plot by ambushing the Zeo Rangers after they lost control over their Zords. Archerina fought the Red Zeo Ranger singlehandedly, transforming her bow into a sword. Archerina was too powerful for the Red Zeo Ranger on his own, forcing him to regroup with the other rangers. After the Mechaterpillar was destroyed, Archerina and Gasket fled. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Another Song and Dance

Archerina battles Tommy.

Upon King Mondo's return, Archerina fled the Earth with her husband. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Rangers of Two Worlds The pair returned in one final attempt to defeat the Zeo Rangers. Prince Sprocket and Klank convinced Archerina and Gasket to grow to giant size to defeat the Zeo Rangers. Despite combining their powers, Archerina and Gasket were ultimately defeated by the Zeo Ultrazord. They survived the assault and confronted Sprocket and Klank. When King Mondo and Queen Machina appeared, Archerina and Gasket fled, with Gasket claiming that he and Archerina "have to be somewhere else... forever!" Tvicon.png TV STORY-Hawaii Zeo

Giant Archerina.

Archerina and Gasket are not seen again after this, though they were most likely destroyed by Zordon's energy wave with Mondo and Machina. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Countdown to Destruction However, there is a chance that she survived, similar to how General Venjix and his Machine Empire remnants survived, though she and her husband are most likely deceased due to them never trying to claim the throne after Mondo was reduced to sand. Their inactivity with the Machine Empire suggests they were destroyed, either by the Z-Wave or another force. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Forever Red

Personality

Princess Archerina is a doting wife to Prince Gasket, with most of her agency being devoted to Gasket's rise to the Machine Empire's throne. It is unknown if Archerina has ulterior motives or how loyal she is to her father, King Aradon.

Archerina does have a ruthless side, as seen in her individual battles with the Pink and Red Zeo Rangers. A skilled warrior, Archerina can be boastful about her powers when fighting the Zeo Rangers. Archerina also enjoys manipulating others, as seen when she shoots Louie Kaboom with her love arrows and forces him to obey her.

Family

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Strength: Archerina is one of the stronger villains, being able to overpower the Rangers in her battles with them and equal in might with her husband.
  • Durability: Archerina was able to survive the battle with the Rangers' Megazords.
  • Teleportation: Archerina can teleport at will.
  • Extraordinary Jumper: Archerina can jump at incredible heights.
  • Flame Rush: Archerina can charge herself up with fire and rush at her opponents.
  • Energy Heart Form: Archerina can join with Gasket to form a green and pink energy heart.

Abilities

  • Archery Proficiency: Archerina is highly proficient in archery, hence her name.

Weaknesses

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Arsenal

  • Machine Bow: For an aid in combat, Archerina uses a large pink and silver bow as her weapon to fire pink energy arrows at her opponents.
    • Sword Transformation: Archerina can also turn her bow into a sword for close combat.
      • Energy Beam: In its sword form, Archerina can fire red-pink energy beams from her bow.
  • Heart Arrows: Archerina also has arrows with heart-shaped tips that will glow pink when fired from her bow.
    • Love Arrows: Archerina was able to use her arrows to make Louie Kaboom fall in love with her.

Appearances in other media

  • Princess Archerina appears in the board game Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid, in the expansion "Villain Pack #2: Machine Empire". She is classified as a Monster, and can be deployed as a pair with Prince Gasket or as an individual monster.
  • Princess Archerina is a playable character in the Power Rangers Deck-Building Game expansion, Zeo: Stronger Than Before.

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

Design

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Etymology

  • Her name, like many other Power Ranger villains, is a pun on the term "Arch Enemy," which reflects her family being enemies with the Royal House of Gadgetry. It's also a pun on the word "Archer."

Notes

  • The costume for Princess Archerina had fallen into a state of disrepair pretty quickly, which explains why she was never seen after the events of Hawaii Zeo.
  • Princess Archerina and Prince Gasket were among the unresolved villains from previous seasons that Amit Bhaumik hoped to provide some resolution to in Hexagon, the original plan for the season after Wild Force.
  • She has a jealousy of Kat, coincidentally her individual weapon works similar to the original Pink MMPR Power Bow, and that it’s white and pink and shots arrows made of pink energy. However, Kat was never shown using it, only Kimberly.

Appearances

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References

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