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"Puny humans! Now you shall feel the wrath of Lord Zedd!"
―Stag Beetle[src]

The Stag Beetle was a stagg beetle monster, created by Lord Zedd. He serves as the main antagonist of the episode "The Beetle Invasion".

Biography

Stag Beetle was created by Zedd from the drawing on a flyer outside the Angel Grove's Youth Center for Stone Canyon's broomball team. Stag Beetle could drain energy of his enemies and use it against them. He also could project energy bolts from his claws and pincers and shock his foes with claws. Zedd sent him to battle the Power Rangers. Zedd planned to take away Tommy's Green Ranger powers completely. Stag Beetle attacked the Rangers. He attacked Tommy and obtained his power of Green Ranger. Then monster battled the Rangers and fired green energy from hus pincers and with each blast he used Green Ranger Power. But Alpha created the special device called "Green Energy Transducer" for Tommy to use against Stag Beetle. Tommy used the device and absorbed the attack of the villain, regaining some of his lost powers. Then Rangers assembled Power Blaster and fired, causing the monster to fall. Jason realized that monster wasn't finished yet and Zedd used a growth grenade to make Stag Beetle Grow. Heroes formed their Thunder Megazord and battled him. During the battle with Megazord, Stag Beetle talked incessantly about using his pincers to attack the Rangers, blasting them with green energy from his pincers and using his claws to electrocute Thunder Megazord. He knocked Megazord down, repeatedly kicking it, forcing the rangers to switch the emergency power for the first time with their new Zords. Thunder Megazord chopped off Stag Beetle's pincers, greatly upsetting the monster. Stag Beetle was then defeated by the Thunder Saber.

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

Later, in "Ninja Quest, Part I", Stag Beetle was recreated by Finster to assist Rito Revolto, Fighting Flea, Lizzinator, and Octophantom in a mission where they successfully ambushed and destroyed the Thunder Zords.

He was later shown wandering around on Onyx.Flashes of Darkonda

Stag Beetle was also among the monsters present in Rita and Zedd's army in the Vica Galaxy.Countdown to Destruction

He was possibly destroyed by Zordon's Energy Wave.

Personality

Stag Beetle was cunning, devious and ruthless monster that took great pride in destroying the Power Rangers. He was shown to be abusive and contemptuous and enjoyed abusing Rangers. But he is also loyal to Zedd.

Powers And Abilities

  • Superhuman Strength
  • Energy Bolts
  • Shock Claws

Green Ranger Power

  • Green Energy Blasts

Behind The Scenes

Portrayal

Notes

  • The Stag Beetle comes from what is commonly referred to as "Zyu2" footage, and was not seen in the original Zyuranger. Stag Beetle was intended to have been destroyed by the Megazord. Recently released Zyu2 footage further confirms this since the monster was seen kicking the Megazord during the fight with the Thunder Megazord and the Power Sword chopping off the pincers instead of the Thunder Saber which proves that the Megazord originally fought Stag Beetle. In addition to that footage there is also footage of Stag Beetle with Rita's original Putties instead of Zedd's Z Putties.
  • The costume for Stag Beetle was recycled for Men in White as one of the aliens on Glaxxon's ship.
  • Stage Beetle has a strong resemblance to the Ultra Series kaiju Nokogilin.

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