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Icon-ninninger.pngThis article is about a/an Giant Combatant in Power Rangers Ninja Steel and Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel.

The first Skullgator being summoned

The Skullgators are giant Gashadokuro-themed alligator combatants that served Galvanax and Madame Odius in Power Rangers Ninja Steel and Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel.

Character History

After Spinferno has fallen in the battle against the Ninja Steel Rangers, Cosmo Royale questions to the spectators in the Warrior Dome if he should be given another chance. Unfortunately, the audience vote no so Cosmo hits the red button on the Gigantify Machine which sends down the first Skullgator to fight the Rangers. The Rangers try to defeat it with thier individual Ninja Steel Zords, with little to no success. When the Rangers finally combine their Zords to form the Ninja Steel Megazord, they;re been able to defeat and destroy the Skullgator with the Ninja Steel Megazord's Master Slash Final Attack. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Live and Learn

After Ripcon fails and flees from the battle after Levi Weston joins the Power Rangers as the Gold Ranger, a Skullgator is sent so the Rangers form the Ninja Steel Megazord. Unlike its predecessor, this Skullgator proves more than a match for the Megazord, shaking it up pretty badly just by blocking a swing. Luckily, Sarah has just finished the new Ninja Clone Star which duplicates the Megazord five times over and they quickly overpower him with a massive strike from all four. Although a single slash from the Skullgator destroys them in puffs of smoke, it is crippled by the Robo Red Solo Strike and destroyed by the Master Slash. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Gold Rush

Two Skullgators are sent to earth when Ripcon is gigantified. When they are overpowered by the Bull Rider Megazord Rodeo Rapid Blast Final Attack, they fuse into a large skeleton sword that Ripcon uses to ripe out both Megazords. They are separated by an energy slash delivered by the brand new Ninja Fusion Zord and the two Skullgators are both obliterated by the Ninja Fusion Zord Master Slash Final Attack which also kills Ripcon. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Family Fusion

Another pair of Skullgators are deployed to assist Drillion when he is gigantified. They are both easily destroyed by the Ninja Fusion Zord though the battle ends when Drillion retreats, having dismantled the formation but being driven away by the Lion Fire Zord. Tvicon.png TV STORY-The Royal Rival

In Cosmo’s board game that traps the Rangers, a Skullgator is deployed as part of the Misfortune Card earned by Calvin losing to Spinferno. In addition, the Rangers fight the Robo Rider Zord that has been turned evil by another Misfortune Card. The first Skullgator is destroyed by the Astro Ninja Steel Megazord's Cosmic Blast but another joins the battle. When Levi joins the battle (having just discovered the trap after sitting out the game), he regains control of his Zord before kicking back the Skullgator and forming the Bull Rider Megazord. The Skullgator is no match for the formation and is quickly destroyed by the Bull Rider Megazord Rodeo Rapid Fire Final Attack. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Grave Robber

Around a year later, Badonna sends four Skullgators to help Brax against the Rangers. Brax survives by retreating to the Warrior Dome but the Skullgators are paralyzed by the Ninja Blaze Megazord's Serpent Punch. Once Brody powers up the Ninja Super Steel Blaster, they destroy one with the Master Slash before turning into the Rumble Tusk Ninja Steel Megazord behind the explosion and crippling a second with the Double Axe Final Attack. They fly into the air as the Astro Ninja Steel Megazord and annihilate the crippled Skullgator with the Cosmic blast before finishing off the remaining two with the Sub Surfer Ninja Steel Megazord's Riptide Slash Final Attack. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Prepare To Fail

To destroy the Rangers once and for all, Tynamon uses Odius's hammer with the Ninja Fusion Star and Levi's voice to fuse 6 Skullgators unleashed by Cosmo to create Megamauler. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Happy to Be Me

Any remaining Skullgators are presumed destroyed by Victor and Monty's bombs and thus the threat posed by the Skullgators is over for good. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Reaching the Nexus

Personality

The Skullgators were completely and mindless beasts who spoke only in angry roars and snarls. They did however have the capacity to work together and with other villains in battle.

Powers and Abilities

  • Strength: The Skullgators possessed a great deal of strength due to their size with a single slash from one of their pickaxes being enough to take down the Robo Red Zord and it was then able to easily pin it down. When fighting the Megazord in the episode "Gold Rush", a single slash from its pickaxe knocked back the Megazord and severely shook up the cockpit and by spinning around in a circle whilst holding said pickaxe, it can destroy all four of the Ninja Steel Megazord clones.
  • Durability: The first Skullgator was completely immune to the Dragon Zord's Fire Breath and multiple kicks and punches from the Robo Red Zord had no effect. The most impressive display of durability however was in the episode "Family Fusion" when they survived the Bull Rider Megazord Rodeo Rapid Fire.
  • Optic Beams: The Skullgators could fire dark blue-purple colored energy beams from the front of thier noze
  • Skullgator Sword Transformation: The two Skullgators assisting Ripcon were able to combine into a massive Zanbato for him to use in battle.

Abilities

  • Weapon Combat-Many of the Skullgators were able to fight and overwhelm the various Megazords in battle.

Arsenal

  • Pick Axe: The Skullgators all wielded massive pick axes in battle.

Gallery

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

  • The Skullgator's did not have voice actors as thier voices consisted exclusively of mindless snarls and roars.

Designs

  • Via thier counterparts, Skullgators were based upon the Gashadokuro from Japanese mythology. They are giant Yokai created from the skeletons of those who starved to death gathering to form into a skeletal specter. They sneak up on people and devour them, after becoming large. The only way a human can protect themselves from one, before it is too late, is to hear a distinct ringing noise in their ear. Supposedly, this is the sound the Gashadokuro makes when sneaking up on humans.

Notes

  • Unlike thier counterparts, which were formed by corrupted Power Stars, the Skullgators were a legitimate species of giant monsters which were akin to the Greenzillas.

See Also

References

Power nav icon.png Power Rangers Ninja Steel & Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel Icon-ninninger.png
Rangers
Brody Romero - Preston Tien - Calvin Maxwell - Hayley Foster - Sarah Thompson - Aiden Romero - Dane Romero - Mick Kanic
Gear
NinjaBattleMorpher - Gold Ninja Battle Morpher - Ninja Power Stars - Ninja Star Blade - Ninja Blaster - Rockstorm Guitar - Ninja Master Blade - Mega Morph Cycle - Burger Camera - Master Morpher
Allies
Redbot - Victor Vincent - Monty - Principal Hastings - Mary Masters - Jackie Thompson - Aaron Foster - Marcus Tien - Princess Viera - Sheriff Skyfire - Mrs. Finch - Mrs. Bell - Mr. Lunt
Legendary Rangers: TommyOliver - Rocky DeSantos - Katherine Hillard - T.J. Johnson - Wesley Collins - Trent Fernandez-Mercer - Gemma- Antonio Garcia - Gia Moran - Koda
Zords and Megazords
Robo Red Zord - Dragon Zord - Nitro Zord - Kodiak Zord - Zoom Zord - Rumble Tusk Zord - Astro Zord - Robo Rider Zord - Ninja Bull Zord - Lion Fire Zord - Sub Surfer Zord - Falcon Zord - Serpent Zord - Tortoise Zord - Tiger Zord - Panda Zord - Piranha Zord
Megazords
Ninja Steel Megazord - Rumble Tusk Ninja Steel Megazord - Astro Ninja Steel Megazord - Bull Rider Megazord - Ninja Fusion Zord - Lion Fire Megazord - Ninja Ultrazord - Sub Surfer Ninja Steel Megazord - Ninja Blaze Megazord - Ninja Blaze Ultrazord
Toy-Exclusive
Gorilla Blast Zord - Stegosaurus Zord - Sabertooth Zord
Villains (Season 1)
Galvanax - Madame Odius - Ripcon - Cosmo Royale - Aiden Romero (robot) - Kudabots - Skullgators - Basherbots - Buzzcams
Villains (Season 2)
Galaxy Warriors: Madame Odius - Badonna - Cosmo Royale - General Tynamon - Brax - Kudabots - Basherbots - Upgraded Basherbots - Skullgators - Buzzcams - Foxbots
Sledge's Crew: Sledge - Poisandra - Wrench
Others: Lord Draven - Tommy Oliver (Robo Ranger)
Galaxy Warrior Contestants
Galvanax's Contestants
Korvaka - Ripperat - Spinferno - Slogre - Tangleweb - Badpipes - Hacktrack - Stonedozer - Trapsaw - Toxitea - Shoespike - Lord Drillion - Phonepanzee - Cat O'Clock - Abrakadanger - Forcefear
Madame Odius' Contestants
Smellephant - Deceptron - Spyclops - Doomwave - Game Goblin - Galactic Ninjas (Wolvermean - Speedwing - Rygore - Venoma) - Foxatron - Dreadwolf - Blammo - Typeface - Voltipede - Megamauler - Gorrox
Minor Contestants
Lavagor - Ripcon's mother - Lavagor's brother - Unidentified Contestant - Elderly Woman
Gruesome Grunts
Versix - Fangore - Jabberon - Stabberous - Shelldax - Plasmora - Ackshun
Minor Monsters
Cleocatra - Ghost Monster - Kuliner Monster - Snow Fright
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