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"Ah, Power Rangers, at last we meet! But you'll soon find your puny weapons are no match for my armor."
―Soccadillo[src]

Soccadillo was an armadillo monster created by Finster who serves as the main antagonist of the episode "Second Chance."

Biography

Rita planned to feed him more energy to make him more powerful and utterly destroy the Power Rangers. He initially only appeared as a soccor ball which the Putties kicked around before going to the quarry and changed into his monster form. He encountered the Rangers and easily defeated them with his claws. Even the Blade Blaster Tower Formation had utterly no effect and he rolled through them before summoning Putties. Zordon summoned Tommy, despite his powers being weak. He took down the monster by kicking him into the cliffside and a flurry of Power Weapon hits took him down, Jason and Tommy landing the final hit with the Power Sword and Dragon Dagger. However, before they could summon the Power Blaster, Rita enlarged him so the Rangers summoned the Megazord and Dragonzord. However, the monster defeated them easily and curled into a ball to defend against the Dragonzord's missiles. Zack had the idea to detroy him with the Power Sword once he uncurlred but he flew up and bashed into the Zords before uncurling. They advanced on him but he blasted them back so hey summoned the Power Sword andf finished off Soccadillo with an energised slash. Second Chance

Trumpet Top later summoned an illusionary Soccadillo amongst other monsters as part of a plot to wear down the Rangers until Zordon saw through the plan.Orchestral Maneuvers in the Park

Soccadillo was among the monsters recreated by Finster to trap the Rangers in an abandoned, magical theater called the Spectre Theater. Finster noted that the monsters he recreated for this occasion were some of Rita's favorites. Soccadillo also attended Zedd and Rita's wedding and caught Rita's bouquet in his mouth, remarking, "Weddings always make me cry." After that, he helped chase the Rangers as they retreated to the Command Center and assisted five other monsters in battling the White Tigerzord and the Thunder Megazord, where he was destroyed by the Thunder Saber.The Wedding

During Prince Gasket's attempt to kill the Zeo Rangers with Tommy and the monster Altor, Soccadillo can be seen very briefly in the stands of Prince Gasket's battle arena, along with glimpses of other Mighty Morphin-era monsters, spanning all three seasons. Presumably, the costumes were reused for the purpose of bodies to fill the arena, with the assumption they would not be directly noticeable if seen so briefly.King For A Day

Soccadilo was next featured in the Machine Empire's army. He was turned to ash by Zordon's Energy Wave. Countdown to Destruction

Soccadillo was later seen as a patron of the Onyx Tavern.Heir to the Throne

Soccadillo was also seen on Onyx during the auction to sell off the Pink Quasar Saber in Lost Galaxy.Protect The Quasar Saber

Personality

Just like rest of Rita's and Zedd's monsters, Socadillo was cunning, sneaky and unpredictable monster, that won't stop to destroy the Power Rangers. But he is faithful to Rita and Zedd. It is also possible that he reformed himself after Zordon Era, as he stopped his battles with Rangers.

Powers and abilities

  • Superhuman Strength: Socadillo possess big physical strength, enough to knock down the Rangers with single hits and knock back the Zords as well.
  • Ball Mode : Soccadillo could roll up into a ball form and attack by rolling into his enemies.
  • Flight-Whilst in his ball form, Soccadillo could fly through the air to ram through his enemies at head level.
  • Energy Bolts: Socadillo could project energy bolts from the spiky areas on his forearms.
  • Energy Projection: Soccadillo could project blue energy from his eyes strong enough to knock back the Megazord and Dragonzord with two hits.

Arsenal

  • Claws-Soccadillo never used any weapons and instead had large hands with razor sharp claws to slap his enemies with.

Behind The Scenes

Portrayal

Notes

  • Soccadillo comes from what is commonly referred to as "Zyu2" footage, and was not seen in the original Zyuranger. Soccadillo was originally intended to be destroyed by the Ultrazord.
  • Back in early 2003, shortly after the series changed hands from Saban Entertainment to Disney, some of the monster costumes, including Soccadillo, were auctioned off by ABC Auctions. It sold for $510.00.

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