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"I don't feel so good! I think I ate something bad!"
―Tangleweb's first words when he had eaten a Kudabot on the Galaxy Warriors stage and was about to puke it up.[src]

"Don't I get a last meal?!"
―Tangleweb's final words before his initial defeat.[src]

"Eight legs and eight stories tall!"
―Tangleweb's words when he was Gigantified.[src]

"Ahh! Down came the Rangers and washed the spider out!"
―Tangleweb's final words before his death.[src]

Tangleweb was a spider and refrigerator-themed monster who served as the main antagonist of the episode "Drive to Survive.

History

Tangleweb Transformation

Tangleweb is first seen about to "throw up" on Cosmo Royale but he spits out a Kudabot tangled up in web. After being sent to Earth, he goes to the high school to look for the Rangers but to no avail so he transforms into Spider Mode and goes inside the school. He then encounters Monty and Victor Vincent with Victor presiding to crush him on his foot but even small Tangleweb is able to push back Victor's foot with ease. He then grows to normal size and Victor precedes to "fight" the monster by doing a laughable montage of karate moves but Tangleweb simply uses his webbing breath to tie up both Victor and Monty, causing them to move aside to find the Rangers.

In the park he finds Brody, Preston, Sarah and Hayley with a Buzzcam watching on. The four Rangers morph and are about to take on Tangleweb but the spider monster uses his Vortex Mode to suck up them up into his refridgerator back and web them. Brody is left to take on this monster alone and has the upper hand at first and manages to land clean hits on Tangleweb but the monster transforms into his Vortex Mode again and is far stronger for Brody to hold on. Meanwhile, Calvin (who has been changing his clothes after a riding accident) comes in to witness Brody getting sucked into Tangleweb's mouth before the monster escapes to take a little "cat nap."

Tangleweb later returns and encounters Calvin who flying forward headfirst before Tangleweb transforms into his Vortex Mode. He successfully manages to suck him up too but the Yellow Ranger manages to overcome his fear of driving by using his new Mega Morph Cycle to drive himself and the other Rangers out of Tangleweb's stomach backpack and cause the monster to burp out the the other Rangers as well. This makes Tangleweb angry but Sarah uses her Element Star Ninja Water Attack to cause a fog to appear around the spider monster and blind him. Brody tries to use the Arrow Blast but misses and causes Tangleweb to realize the Rangers' position but it is actually a trick for Calvin to do a sneak attack on the monster's back with his Ninja Battle Morpher Claw Mode. When he turns around, he gets hit in the back again by Hayley and Preston's Blade Slash. With Tangleweb weakened, the Rangers switch their Battle Morphers to Hyper Mode where they combine the Hyper Arrow Blast, the Hyper Blade Slash, and the Hyper Claw Shred to obliterate him.

However, Tangleweb is soon gigantified and the Rangers summon their Zords to take him on. They have the upper hand at first but Tangleweb uses his secondary legs to push back the Robo Red Zord and use his webbing breath on all of the Rangers' Zords. However, Mick gives the Brody a new Zord; the Rumble Tusk Zord which allows Brody tobreak free and ride on the new Zord. Tangleweb attempts to use his webbing breath on the Zord but the Rumble Tusk Zord easily sucks it up into its trunk using Suction Mode (much to Tangleweb's shock) and blows it back at the monster while allowing Brody to also free the other Rangers and their Zords. Tangleweb isn't finished yet so the Red Ranger transformed Rumble Tusk into its Ninja Zord Mode which has the upper hand thanks to its Cannon Blast and obliterates Tangleweb's back legs. The new Zord then combines with the Ninja Steel Megazord to form the new Rumble Tusk Ninja Steel Megazord which performs a beat-down on the spider monster. With the Double Axe Final Attack, Tangleweb is destroyed for good.

Personality

Tangleweb was always a lookout for meals and did anything in his power to destroy the Rangers.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Webbing Breath: Tangleweb can spit huge web strings from his mouth that can entrap multiple victims. These were powerful enough to tie up the Zords and Rangers and remain intact despite them resisting.
  • Web Gag: Tanglewab could gag up anything he ate back up from his stomach and even regurgitated victims would be seen tied as shown after he barfed up a Kudabot.
  • Vortex Mode: Tangleweb could turn himself into a purple vortex that consumes everything in its path.
  • Teleportation: Tangleweb was able to teleport in a yellow and light green beam.
  • Fast Reactions: Tangleweb was able to dodge Brody's Arrow Blast whilst inside the mist from the Element Star Ninja Water Attack.
  • Spider Mode: Tangleweb could shrink himself down to the size of an ordinary spider. In this mode, Tangleweb still retained his normal-sized strength, holding up Victor who tried to step on him in this form.

Abilities

  • Strength: Tangleweb was surprisingly strong for such an early monster, being able to take down each Ranger with one hit.
  • Durability: Tangleweb was able to take a lot of strong hits and be unfazed such as a strike to the fridge on his back from Calvin's Battle Morpher Claw Mode's Claw Shred and Hayley and Preston's Battle Morpher Blade Mode Blade Slash which merely knocked him down.

Weaknesses

  • Indigestion-Tangleweb was very prone to stomach ache and would puke up his victims as seen with a Kudabot.
  • Internal Damage-Tangleweb was immune to almost all external attacks but attacks launched from inside his refrigerator could free his victims.

Arsenal

  • Spider Claws: Tangleweb possessed large clawed hands for combat.
  • Support Fridge: Being a fridge-themed monster, Tangleweb possessed a refrigerator-like container on his back. It could take a double slash from Brody's Star Blade without showing the damage or fazing its user.
    • Inner Prison: Tangleweb's fridge container contained the captured Rangers and the inside was so strong that Preston's Ninja Blast had no effect on it. The only thing that could break through it and release the Rangers was the Mega Morph Cycles' Plasma Blast.
    • Web Entrapment: Almost everything inside his fridge-like prison would be covered in spider webs.
  • Bladed Spider Legs: Attached to the fridge on Tangleweb's back were a set of blade-tipped spider legs which were armed with knives that oddly somewhat resemble ice skates and could move to attack his foes from behind.

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

Design

  • Like Spidertron years prior, Tangelweb was based upon a tarantula.

Etymology

  • His name was a combination of tangled and webbing.

Notes

  • Tangleweb was the only Ninja Steel monster to be based on an arachnid.
  • Despite being a spider, his color scheme actually bears a strong resemblance to a bumblebee.

Appearances

See Also

References

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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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