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This article is about a/an ally/weapon in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

"Activate the Tigerzord."
―Saba’s first words after arriving with Tommy for the battle against Nimrod the Scarlet Sentinel.[src]

"Oh my. That didn’t go very well."
―Saba after the Scarlet Sentinels defeated the White Tigerzord.[src]

"White Ranger, I'm afraid I've failed you. I can see no way out of our present situation."
―Saba's final line when Tommy was cornered by Rito Revolto and Goldar.[src]

Saba is an enchanted short-sword wielded by Tommy Oliver as the Mighty Morphin White Ranger and served as his personal weapon.

Character History

Saba was constructed by Alpha and Zordon after Tommy’s previous personal weapon, the Dragon Dagger was vaporized with the Mighty Morphin Green Power Ranger powers. He was introduced to Tommy after his immunity to objects like the Green Candle was useless against him and Saba accompanied him to battle Nimrod the Scarlet Sentinel. They were forced to fight Nimrod alone as the other Thunderzords were still being repaired by Billy and Trini and the others were fighting the Putty Patrol who were trying to access Rita Repulsa's dumpster. After prompting from Saba, Tommy immediately summoned the new White Tigerzord with the help of Saba although it initially lacked proper control due to Saba’s inexperience.  After some bickering, they got their acts together and mounted the Zord so Nimrod blasted it with her energy balls but the new Zord and it’s pilots were unfazed. The White Tigerzord overwhelmed Nimrod with a roar before Tommy and Saba entered the cockpit and changed it into Warrior Mode which had a tail made from the Zord’s tail. Using it, they easily overwhelmed Nimrod with three slashes and then sent her flying with a kick to the middle after Tommy ordered Saba to make the Zord duplicate his moves. However, Nimrod summoned AC and DC who overwhelmed the Zord and ejected both Tommy and Saba with the latter having to call Jason for back-up. Saba did so although not without some difficulty which allowed the Red Dragon Thunderzord to team-up with Tommy and his partner and they formed the Mega Tigerzord to finish the trio off. Tvicon.pngWhite Light

After Tommy was forced to fight Pursehead alone whilst the others helped Jason against the Lipsyncher, the monster used magic dental floss to restrain Tommy and throw him all over the place. He called upon Saba for help who managed to levitate and blast Pursehead clean off his feet using his eye blasts before freeing Tommy with more concentrated eye blasts. With Tommy free and Pursehead badly hurt, Tommy knocked him back multiple times and unleashed a kick so strong that the monster was unable to hold his form and reverted back to Kimberly’s mother’s purse. Tvicon.pngTwo for One

As the other Power Rangers fought Magnet Brain, Goldar came down to Earth and forced Tommy to respond due to his proximity to the Angelettes. After defeating his Putty support, Tommy drew Saba and challenged Goldar to single combat who accepted but Tommy blocked two slashes with Saba and jumped over the third before kicking Goldar's sword away. They had a momentary stand-off before Goldar tried to take out Tommy's legs only for him to dive over it and block a bisecting hit from Goldar before shoving it away and forcing Goldar back with two kicks. Goldar came back with three stabs and a slash but Tommy dodged them all before forcing an arm lock though he then broke it. Goldar forced him to backpedal but he fought back and slashed him back with Saba and then further with a kick to the midriff. After Magnet Brain made Jason and Zack's Blade Blasters misfire, Tommy leapt into the air and levitated forward whilst multi-kicking Goldar who swiftly went flying to the ground. Goldar tried to go in for more but two Putties arrived and held him back as he swore revenge in the future before he returned to the Moon Palace in disgrace. Tommy then congratulated Saba and they sat out the rest of the battle. Tvicon.pngOpposites Attract

If stolen, however, Saba could be controlled by anyone (though against the sword's will), as Goldar forced him to fire on the Rangers, and Rita controlled the Tigerzord for a while. Tvicon.pngBest Man for the Job

During the third season of MMPR, Saba's role in the show diminished significantly (as the Tigerzord had been destroyed) and he was now used by Tommy very rarely (with Saba only having two lines of dialogue throughout his remaining appearances).

During Power Rangers Zeo, an inanimate recreation of Saba was on display in the White Ranger's display case at the back of the Power Chamber. By Power Rangers Turbo, the display cases were empty with the suits and Saba gone. Although presumed destroyed when Divatox destroyed the Power Chamber, this turned out to be false.

Eight years after Zeo, in Fighting Spirit, Saba was seen once again when Tommy fought three visions of his past Ranger forms, Saba was seen wielded by the White Ranger once again.

Several years later following the creation of the Master Morpher and recreation of White Tiger Power Coin, Saba was also recreated and returned to being the primary weapon for the White Ranger, with his personality intact.

Nine years after that, Saba assisted Tommy in rescuing a child from a car that was about to fall off a bridge. Tvicon.pngLegendary Battle

Five years after that, Tommy used his Master Morpher to transform into the White Ranger and Saba appeared again, being used to battle Tommy's Robo Ranger clone. Tvicon.pngDimensions in Danger

Powers and Abilities

  • Sentience: Saba is completely sentient and could hold entire conversations with Tommy.
  • Tigerzord Control: Saba could control the White Tigerzord and maintain influence over it just by being inserted into the console. This power became redundant when the Zord was destroyed by Rito and his monsters.
    • Move Duplication: Saba could also make it so that any move performed by Tommy (kicks and punches) would be performed by the White Tigerzord as well.
    • Remote Control: Saba was able to control the White Tigerzord even when nowhere near its cockpit. However, he only did this when stolen by Goldar for use by Rita.
  • Levitation: Saba is able to float into the air and suspend himself there at will.
  • Energy Blasts: Saban is able to fire white lightning beams from his eyes strong enough to take down Pursehead and destroy his floss ropes.

Notes

  • Saba’s name is derived from Saban Entertainment, the people who made Power Rangers at the time.
    • Equally, another in-joke associated with Saba is that he was voiced by producer Tony Oliver who also served as the namesake for his wielder Tommy Oliver.

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