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""Sleep tight!""
―Rhinosnorus' first words when attacking people in the city during Mia and Dayu's fight. Also his catchphrase of sorts.[src]

""Your turn blue boy!""
―Rhinosnorus charging at Kevin and his final words before his first death[src]

"I'm going to put you all to sleep permanently!"
―Rhinosnorus when turning into a Mega-Monster.[src]

"But I'm not tired."
―Rhinosnorus's final words before his death[src]

Rhinosnorus is a Rhino/sleep-themed Nighlok that appears in the two final two episodes of Power Rangers Samurai, appearing as the primary antagonist of the penultimate episode "Broken Dreams" and the secondary antagonist of the final episode "The Ultimate Duel", he is also the final monster of that season.

History

Rhinosnorus was first dispatched by Master Xandred to induce good dreams. Although Jayden brushed Mentor Ji's explanation off as it "not being a bad thing", Ji warned him that Rhinosnorus could eat the dream incarnations of his now-dreaming victims, where they would never wake again. He attempted to consume as many of his victims as possible but was defeated by Mike and Kevin. He then retreated back to the Netherworld, much to Master Xandred's anger. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Broken Dreams

He is kicked out of the Netherworld by Master Xandred for complaining. After being powered up, he battles the Rangers except Jayden (who is battling Deker) and is destroyed by Kevin's Hydro Bow attack. He grows into a Mega-monster, and but he is then destroyed with the Samurai Megazord. Tvicon.png TV STORY-The Ultimate Duel

Rhinosnorus later attended a Halloween party in the Nighlok Heaven where he recounts his battles with the Samurai Rangers. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Party Monsters

Personality

Rhinosnorus was a loyal soldier of Nighloks and loyal to Xandred. He loyally followed orders of Xandred to capture Dayu, who betrayed Xandred and didn't stop at his task.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Teleportation: Rhinosnorus can teleport to any location at will.
  • Dream Entering: He can enter the Dream World at any time by opening a portal that resembles twinkling stars on a purplish space background. Afterwards, he will enter the dream world.
    • Dream Travel: Rhinosnourus can also use this to travel to places in the Dream World faster.
    • Dream Changing: If Rhinosnorus is in the dream world, he can make anything happen, including making people have bad dreams and making giant boulders chase after people.
  • Mega Monster Form: Rhinosnorus can grow into his Mega Monster form at will.

Abilities

  • Moogers Summoning: Rhinosnorus can summon an army of Moogers to aid him in battle.
  • Hop and Bop: Rhinosnorus can jump rapidly all the while as he attacks the enemy with great force.

Weaknesses

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Arsenal

  • Dream Sword: Rhinosnorus is equipped with a sword in battle.
  • Mist Blower: Located on Rhinosnorus's left hand is a fish-like blower which he can use to fire an oneiric mist at his enemies that makes people go to sleep and enter a dream state. If the Mist Blower is destroyed, the people will leave the Dream World and wake up immediately.

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

Design

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Etymology

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Notes

  • Unlike his Japanese counterpart, he was not defeated by Blue Super Samurai Mode and Claw Armor Megazord with the Samurai Battle Cannon when giant as the Black Box is not ready until Super Samurai.
  • Like Arachnitor and Robtish, He appears in 3 episodes.
  • Rhinosnorus' name comes from the words in that order Rhino, Snore and Taurus. It actual makes sense due to what he is based on, as well as what his abilities are.
  • Rhinosnorus is the first rhino themed monster in the Neo-Saban era, followed by Osogain in Super Megaforce and later Rygore in Super Ninja Steel.
  • Like with fellow sleep-inducing monster Somnibot (from the Zeo episode Rock-A-Bye Power Rangers), Rhinosnorus' puns and metaphors are based on sleep and bedtime, e.g. "Time to turn out the lights!". This is echoed a few seasons later with Nightmare from Dino Super Charge.
    • Somnibot's powers are also nearly identical to his, except Rhinosnorus does not sing a lullaby as he is casting his spell, while she herself does sing. Somnibot also doesn't consume the dream incarnations of those she puts to sleep; she, for example, put several picnickers to sleep in Angel Grove Park before laughing and heading to the riverbed, leaving her victims alone to sleep peacefully.

Appearances

See Also

References

Power nav icon.png Icon-samurai.png Power Rangers Samurai & Power Rangers Super Samurai Icon-prss.png
Rangers
Jayden Shiba - Kevin - Mia Watanabe - Mike - Emily - Antonio Garcia - Lauren Shiba
Gear
Samuraizer - Samurai Morpher - Black Box - Power Discs - Spin Sword - Mega Blade - Fire Smasher - Hydro Bow - Sky Fan - Forest Spear - Earth Slicer - Barracuda Blade - Shark Sword - Bullzooka - Mega Mode - Super Mode - Super Mega Mode - Shark Attack Mode - Mega Shark Mode - Shogun Mode - Samurai SUV
Allies
Mentor Ji - Farkas Bulkmeier - Spike Skullovitch - Eugene Skullovitch - Cody - Scott Truman
Zords and Megazords
Lion FoldingZord - Dragon FoldingZord - Turtle FoldingZord - Bear FoldingZord - Ape FoldingZord - BeetleZord - SwordishZord - TigerZord - OctoZord - Samurai ClawZord - LightZord - SharkZord - BullZord
Samurai Megazord - Beetle Blaster Megazord - Swordfish Fencer Megazord - Tiger Drill Megazord - Samurai Battlewing - Battlewing Megazord - Octo Spear Megazord - Claw Battlezord - Claw Armor Megazord - Samurai Battle Cannon - Light Megazord - Samurai Shark Megazord - Bull Megazord - Samurai Gigazord - Samurai Lightzord - Samurai Shark Gigazord
Nighloks
Master Xandred - Octoroo - Serrator - General Gut - Moogers - Spitfangs - Furry Warts - Papyrox
Deker - Dayu
Venjix Computer Network: Professor Cog - Grinders
Monsters
Tooya - Scorpionic - Rofer - Doubletone - Dreadhead - Negatron - Yamiror - Madimot - Desperaino - Robtish - Vulpes - Steeleto - Antberry - Splitface - Arachnitor - Rhinosnorus - Sharkjaw - Sergeant Tread
Armadeevil - Switchbeast - Eyescar - Crustor - Skarf - Duplicator - Grinataur - Epoxar - Maldan - Trickster - Pestilox - Fiera - Gigertox - Gred
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