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"Ooh, you Rangers make me mad, waking me up with a rap that bad!"
―The Pumpkin Rapper's first words as he awakens after a terrible rap from the Power Rangers.[src]

"Well you think that's something you can do? Well I have some friends who'd like to meet you! Attack, now! Get 'em!"
―The Pumpkin Rapper commands a troop of pumpkin-headed Putties.[src]

"Be the first one on the block to feel the Mega Pumpkin Shock!"
―The Pumpkin Rapper, before electrocuting the Rangers with his Mega Pumpkin Shock.[src]

"Ha ha ha ha ha ho! Uh oh!"
―The Pumpkin Rapper's final words before his initial defeat, which are audible when he was hit by the Power Blaster.[src]

"Maybe you did but it’s time to get sad because, with Lord Zedd’s power, we’re back and we’re bad."
―The Pumpkin Rapper's first words upon being resurrected after Tommy commented that they thought that they turned him into squash.[src]

"Oo ahhhh ha ha ha ha ha!"
―The Pumpkin Rapper upon being enlarged.[src]

"I'm getting bored with tin-head Zords! We're gonna fight so say goodnight!"
―The Pumpkin Rapper when confronted by the Thunder Megazord and White Tigerzord.[src]

"Ya brats! What's with that?!"
―The Pumpkin Rapper reacting to the Thunder Megazord charging up it's Thunder Saber and his final words before his permanent destruction.[src]

Pumpkin Rapper was (as his name implies) a rapping pumpkin monster who was the main antagonist of the episode "Trick or Treat" and the true main antagonist of the episode "Zedd's Monster Mash."

Character History

Pumpkin Rapper os planted off-screen by Squatt and Baboo in a pumpkin patch, hidden amongst many other pumpkins in Angel Grove Park. This is done thanks to some foresight from Goldar when he realizes that Halloween is approaching and approved by Rita once she realizes that Kimberly has gone on a game show. It takes a full week for the monster to grow into a gigantic pumpkin at which time Kimberly is on the game show but this also causes all of the pumpkins to start visibly moving and allows Zordon to detect him. The Power Rangers deploy to the pumpkin patch only to have their heads trapped in pumpkins that are completely airtight. However, Kimberly (having not been trapped by the pumpkins because she has not handled them which is the only way to be trapped by them) runs over and destroys the pumpkins with her Blade Blaster. The remaining pumpkins in the field then start flying before forming into Putties although these ones have pumpkins where their heads should be.

After defeating the horde, Billy spies the gigantic pumpkin that is Pumpkin Rapper and the Rangers wake him up with an utterly abysmal rap. Enraged, Pumpkin Rapper calls out their raps as terrible before summoning and sending out another horde of pumpkin-headed Putties to attack the Rangers. Pumpkin Rapper speaks almost exclusively in rhyme and in beat like a rapper would. Once they are defeated, Pumpkin Rapper attacks the Rangers by whipping their Blade Blasters from their hands with a vine and wrapping them up in a flowery vine, electrocuting them straight off their feet. However, Tommy is summoned and cuts the vine with his Dragon Dagger before charging. Pumpkin Rapper blasts him but Tommy is unaffected and grabs the monster, restraining him long enough for the other Rangers to form the Power Blaster. Noticing this, Tommy referencs Terminator and jump kicks him away, causing him to throw a rage induced fit and allowing the Rangers to finish him off with a single devastating blast. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Trick or Treat

Pumpkin Rapper is resurrected as one of the monsters in Doomstone's Haunted Forest to help him destroy Tommy and make the Power Rangers much weaker. After Goldar kidnaps Tommy, Doomstone reveals Pumpkin Rapper and Robogoat who grab his arms when he tries to morph and they snatch away his Power Morphers. However, Tommy easily kicks both monsters down as well as Doomstone before running whilst the trio pursue him so he runs forth and kicks them both just to get grabbed by Robogoat so that Pumpkin Rapper can kick him. However, he is unfazed and pulls out Robogoat's leg from under him before running up the trunk of a tree and back-flipping off just to kick them down though Doomstone then throws him away through the air. Once Billy and Kimberly arrive, Pumpkin Rapper holds back and decides to provide some strange semblance of moral support. Whilst the army (consisting of Robogoat, Primator, Rhinoblaster, the Invenusable Flytrap, and Snizzard is largely unsuccessful, Pumpkin Rapper remains off-screen and raps about the defeats which leaves him the last monster standing. Shortly after that, the remaining three Rangers arrive at which point Zedd throws a Growth Bomb which enlarges Pumpkin Rapper since he was the only competent monster left standing as he left the Haunted Forest. However, this also releases the Power Rangers as well who summon the Thunder Megazord and the White Tigerzord. Annoyed by how the party was a flop, Pumpkin Rapper charges but is blasted back by a barrage of White Tiger Thunderbolts although he quickly recovers. Angered further, he summons pumpkin bombs and tosses them hard enough to wipe out the Thunder Megazord but the White Tigerzord is not hit and it punches him to the ground. With a moment to breath, the Thunder Megazord pulls out and ignites the Thunder Saber which intimidates Pumpkin Rapper right before he is destroyed by it. As the Thunder Megazord turns and sheathes the Thunder Saber, Pumpkin Rapper spins on the spot twice before flailing as he falls on his back and explodes. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Zedd's Monster Mash

Years later, Pumpkin Rapper appears again helping Zedd and Rita conquer the Vica Galaxy. He was probably re-created by Finster since growing him from scratch would take too long. He is destroyed once and for all when Zordon's Energy Wave turned him to dust. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Countdown to Destruction

Power Rangers Legacy Wars

Pumpkin Rapper as seen in Power Rangers Legacy Wars.

Pumpkin Rapper is among the villains who feature in Power Rangers Legacy Wars. he is a Epic (Leader), Epic (Assist) character.

Personality

True to his name, Pumpkin Rapper was a rapper that always sings in a rap-like tone and speaks almost exclusively in rhyme. Overall, his personality was similar to that of a DJ, always hip and ready for action.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Pumpkin Headed Putties Summoning: Pumpkin Rapper can summon an army of Putties with pumpkins on their heads to aid him.
  • Eye Energy Rings: Pumpkin Rapper can fire light pink colored energy rings from his eye.
  • Pumpkin Bombs: Pumpkin Rapper can summon mini-pumpkin bombs from orange energy into his hands which he would then throw forth. Two of them took down the Thunder Megazord.

Abilities

  • Strength: Pumpkin Rapper was able to knock all of the Rangers' Blade Blasters from their hands with a single swing of a vine.

Weaknesses

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Arsenal

  • Vines: Pumpkin Rapper possessed a long dark green vine that he could use to whip away the Rangers' weapons.
  • Flower Vine: Pumpkin Rapper could conjure a long green flower vine to ensnare opponents.
    • Mega Pumpkin Shock: Pumpkin Rapper could also power up the Flower Vines with blue and yellow electricity to harm his targets.

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

  • Pumpkin Rapper was voiced by Michael Sorich who also voiced Squatt and the Hate Master.
    • Coincidentally, both Pumpkin Rapper and the Hate Master were the only rhyming monsters in the series and had the exact same voice.

Design

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Etymology

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Notes

  • Pumpkin Rapper, while nowadays listed among some of the most iconic monsters from Mighty Morphin alongside King Sphinx, Mighty Minotaur, Pudgy Pig, and Eye Guy, he has also been cited as one of the most ridiculous monsters of all time, specifically because his rapping nature feels like the writers' trying to be hip with the kids (especially due to the popularity of rap music and artists such as Snoop Dogg, The Notorious B.I.G., and Tupac Shakur around the time his debut episode first aired in May 1994).
    • Despite this, and unknown to most people who are aware of his infamy, it turns out that Pumpkin Rapper only actually speaks six times in Trick or Treat which makes up a total of sixteen sentences, ninety three words, and 454 characters.
  • Pumpkin Rapper was the very first monster in the franchise to return as an actual threat to the Rangers.
    • Although Pudgy Pig was technically the very first monster monster to make a return appearance, the second version was merely hungry and not evil who posed a minimal threat to the Rangers, being overshadowed by Goldar.
  • Pumpkin Rapper comes from what was commonly referred to as Zyu2 footage, and was not seen in the original Zyuranger.
    • Fans consider him to be one of the most iconic Zyu2 monsters, primarily due to the character's ridiculous appearance and behavior.
  • Pumpkin Rapper originally had a Zord fight but it was likely omitted for time although it was later partially used in "Zedd's Monster Mash" (albeit with the shots of the Dinozords cut out).
    • In the original Zord footage, he was destroyed by the Megazord's Power Sword downward slash. The remnants of this can still be seen in his Zord fight as he is clearly struck down by a small red energy slash.
  • A lesser known aspect of this monster is that his first words were technically “All that droppin’ is all about the hoppin’" when the Rangers looked at him on the Viewing Globe.
    • However, how accurate this statement is could be debated since said footage appeared before the monster awakened and is likely stock footage from an apparent past encounter.
      • It is also debatable whether this is what he even actually said because the delivery was that garbled.
  • Pumpkin Rapper only said a single line out of rhyme, said line being "attack now, get 'em" when he commanded his Pumpkin Putties to attack the Power Rangers.

Appearances

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References

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