Icon-kyoryuger.pngThis article is about a/an episode in Power Rangers Dino Super Charge.

For the Day of Destiny episode of the same name, see Recipe for Disaster (Day of Destiny).

Recipe For Disaster is the 13th episode of Power Rangers Dino Super Charge. It is the first part of a three-part arc featuring the debut of Lord Arcanon, Doomwing, and the Dino Charge Ultrazord, first appearance of the Dark Energem, final appearance of the Plesio Charge Megazord Pachy-Rex Formation and Lord Arcanon taking over as the role as the primary antagonist after usurping control from Snide/Heckyl.


Chase is determined to master a dessert recipe from New Zealand, when a food critic visits the Dino Bite Café. Meanwhile, an evil monster comes to earth to find the Energems and takes control of the Zords and Megazords, leaving all the power in the villains hands. However, with two different forces of evil against one another, a monster that knows every single megazord move, the rangers Zords taken control of, and the rangers only being able to watch from the distance, they must figure out a way to get their zords back and defeat all who wish to steal the energems.


This episode opens up with Keeper explaining the origins of the Dark Energem. It was created by the residual dark energies of the original 10 Energems, and the only thing that can cripple them. It was then sealed inside the planet Sentai 6. However, an unknown warlord destroyed the planet to get this gem.

On Sledge's Ship, Heckyl is introduced to Wrench's secret weapon: Fortress. As demonstrated by a series of Vivix and clips from previous battles, Wrench has programmed him with a variety of moves to counteract the Dino Charge Ranger's various zords. However, Heckyl points out that Fortress needs someone to call out the moves to counteract. Much to Heckyl's joy, Wrench has already planned that far ahead: when hit by a Magna Beam blast, Fortress develops his own cockpit.

At the Dino Bite Cafe, Chase is trying to impress food critic Catherine Allister with a pavlova recipe, which he made exactly the same way before, and exploded. The third of which exploded into her face and purse. Infuriated, the critic leaves, going to give the cafe a bad review.

Heckyl and the others are alerted to the return of Singe, as well as the arrival of Sledge's employer, Lord Arcanon, and Doomwing. After a minor battle, where Lord Arcanon is proven to be more powerful than Heckyl, Snide takes over and orders the Magna Beam to be fired, enlarging Fortress, with Snide inside. However, much to Fury and Wrench's surprise, Doomwing summons the Zords needed for the Plesio Charge Megazord: Pachy Rex formation with his own Dino Chargers. The Rangers are made aware of this, however Chase has to go find the Mrs. Allister, believing due to the earlier explosion, his Energem is now in her purse.

Doomwing, Lord Arcanon, and Singe do their best to defeat the monster, however Wrench did a great job with Fortress: allowing Snide to defeat the Plesio Megazord with one punch. It's here, Doomwing summons the other zords, except the Titano Zord, then summon the Dino Charge Megazord: TriStego Formation, and the Ptera Charge Megazord: ParaRaptor Formation. The rangers show up, however as demonstrated by Riley, their Dino Chargers won't work on them.

Chase finds the critic and gets his Energem back. At this time, part of the Megazord battle causes some debris to fall near them. Chase manages to get the two of them out of the way. Grateful for the save, Allister gives Chase some advice about his pavlova: If you follow the same recipe over and over again, you'll never get different results.

Back at the Megazord battle, Snide and Fortress's attacks has forced the trio of villains out of the Megazords. Doomwing tries to summon the Titano Zord, but Lord Arcanon swats the Titano Charger away too infuriated, and decides to take action elsewhere.

With the zords, back under their control, the rangers do battle with Fortress, where Chase is reminded of the critic's advice. Inspired by this, Kendall reveals she has a new configuration ready, but needs time. After switching over to the Titano Charge Megazord, which is proven ineffective against Fortress, Kendall shows up morphed, and the rangers create the Dino Charge Ultrazord. At this point Heckyl takes over for Snide, however the Ultrazord quickly destroys Fortress, leaving Heckyl at Arcanon's mercy. While trying to find the newest threats to the planet, the rangers find Doomwing's charger.

Later, Chase has made another pavlova for Mrs. Allister, one based off his grandmother's recipe, which she instantly enjoys. Down in the lab, the Rangers are shocked to discover how similar the chargers are, coming to the conclusion, the silver ranger has been captured, being they gave him the data earlier.

At Sledge's ship, Lord Arcanon puts Heckyl back into solitary confinement, declaring himself in charge. Singe asks what to do about the rangers, to which Arcanon replies, after opening his book, and revealing a multicolored light show, says none of them will survive.


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  • The Dark Energem was said to be the only thing that could neutralize the regular Energems. However, in an earlier episode, the Zotak Rings serve a similar function, and to forefully remove them from an Energem will cause them to shatter gradually. 
  • There’s a brief shot of the Rangers in Dino Drive mode when they are placing their morphers in the consoles.
  • When Tyler activated the Titano Charger, not only was it already in its active state, but it was edited in the shot, giving the Charger a strange glow around it.
  • When Kendall appears in the cockpit of the megazord, Her morpher is already connected to her platform before she appears on screen.
  • During the Zord fight, when Heckyl takes over, his goggles appear on his face randomly in the next shot he's seen, and then when he's knocked out of the cockpit, they're off of his face again.
  • After the Zord battle, When Lord Arcanon uses his levitation powers to pick up and drop Heckyl, he drops straight down, but in the next shot it changes to a twisting throw to the ground rather than the simple drop that was intended.
  • At the end of the episode, when Singe reveals that Lord Arcanon is now in charge, he draws his sword out at Fury, Poisandra, Curio, and Wrench. Before he does, Fury's right hand is on a cell bar, but when Singe points his sword at them while making the threat to destroy them if they refuse to listen to Lord Arcanon, Fury is not touching the cell bar and is two feet away from it.
  • Tyler randomly knows Lord Arcanon's name despite not having been told it yet.
  • Despite being controlled by Arcanon's crew, the Ptera Zord wasn't in its evil form.
  • When the Rangers summon the first 5 Zords, it didn't show a square with Shelby summoning the Tricera Zord.
  • During the pavlova disaster scene, where the pavlova exploded the third time, Chase's Energem wasn't glowing in the food critic's hand bag, but, it somehow did in the flashback.
  • Twice in this episode mirror flipped images are shown:
    • The dino icons to the left off Kendall's computer.
    • When the Dino Charge, and Ptera Charge Megazord, in Arconon's control, charge at Fortress.


  • This episode marks the end of Heckyl and Snide being the big boss, as Lord Arcanon, Singe and Doomwing take over and imprisons them.
  • This is the second time the Ptera Zord has been used by evil forces, after Fury used it in the Gold Ranger’s introduction.
  • This marks the first time that all 10 Zords appear in one episode.
  • This is the third episode of the series to feature a 9/11 terrorist attack reference.


See Also

Power nav icon.png List of Power Rangers Dino Charge and Dino Super Charge episodes Icon-kyoryuger.png
Dino Charge

1: Powers From the Past • 2: Past, Present and Fusion • 3: A Fool's Hour • 4: Return of the Caveman • 5: Breaking Black • 6: The Tooth Hurts • 7: Let Sleeping Zords Lie • 8: Double Ranger, Double Danger • 9: When Logic Fails • 10: The Royal Rangers • 11: Break Out • 12: Knight After Knights • 13: Sync or Swim • 14: True Black • 15: Rise of a Ranger • Halloween Special: The Ghostest With the Mostest • 16: No Matter How You Slice It • 17: World Famous! (In New Zealand) • 18: Deep Down Under • 19: Wishing For a Hero • Christmas Special: Race to Rescue Christmas • 20: One More Energem

Dino Super Charge

1: When Evil Stirs • 2: Forgive and Forget • 3: Nightmare in Amber Beach • 4: A Date with Danger • 5: Roar of the Red Ranger • 6: Forged Under Fire • 7: Home Run Koda • 8: Riches and Rags • 9: Besties 4Eva! • 10: Gone Fishin • 11: Love at First Fight • Halloween Special: Trick or Trial • 12: Catching Some Rays • 13: Recipe for Disaster • 14: Silver Secret • 15: Wings of Danger • 16: Freaky Fightday • 17: Worgworld • 18: The Rangers Rock! • 19: Edge of Extinction • 20: End of Extinction • Christmas Special: Here Comes Heximas