|This article is about a/an character in Power Rangers RPM.|
|"Tenaya, Generation 7. Venjix human infiltration attack-bot. I am your thoughts and minds. I am mankind's unconscious being. I am the final evolution of the..."|
|―Tenaya 7 introducing herself.[src]|
Tenaya 7 was introduced as the Generation 7 Venjix Human Infiltration Attack Bot, and one of Venjix's greatest creations. She later became known as Tenaya 15. The virus claimed to have made her look and feel like a human while being a warrior bent on destruction. In truth, she is a human that was modified with cybernetic enhancements, and Dillon's long-lost sister. When evil, Tenaya also had her own calling card which was whistling "The Farmer In The Dell" prior to attacking her enemies.
- 1 Character History
- 2 Personality
- 3 Powers and Abilities
- 4 Arsenal
- 5 Behind the Scenes
- 6 Notes
- 7 Appearances
- 8 See Also
- 9 References
Tenaya was born blind and raised with her brother. When they were both young, an elderly relative of theirs gave them a pocket watch, and each received one key that would make it play music; a single key would play a melancholy tune, but fitting both keys together would make it play "The Farmer in the Dell"; both of these tunes engraved themselves in Tenaya's memory. When they were both older, they were abducted by Venjix; Tenaya spent some time in a factory where the virus forced humans to labor building Grinders, which would later be used to make a doomsday machine in an attempt to destroy Corinth. Later, both of them ended up at Venjix's palace, where they were subjected to its attempts to give them cybernetic enhancements; Tenaya was given the identification number G78, while her brother was given D44. With Dillon's help, they almost managed to escape but were recaptured and brought before Venjix. Tenaya was thrown into the pit where Venjix built its robots, despite Dillon's attempt to save her. Dillon's memories were stolen by the Sat bot, and much of Tenaya's were erased through the modification; as a result, neither of them ever remember their real names.
Successfully modified into having no memory of her former life, aside from the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell" which she often whistled, a year after Corinth's shields were raised, Venjix planned to have her infiltrate the Rangers, via Ziggy's Ranger auditions, naming herself Tenaya Sevenson. She succeeded in deceiving the Rangers and would have gotten the Ranger Series Green Morpher, but the Corinth Security Forces found her out. She easily took out the guards, but in the process, Ziggy discovered her treachery as well and took off with the Morpher. After a long and frenzied game of cat and mouse, Tenaya 7 almost got her hands on the Morpher, but Ziggy at the last minute bonded with the Morpher himself to prevent her from doing so.
After failing to obtain the Ranger Series Green Morpher, Venjix was about to destroy Tenaya 7, however she managed to prove herself a still useful asset. She managed to attack the Rangers in their base, without actually being completely there. She detached her robotic hand, placing it underneath Scott's car. So when the team returned to the base, Tenaya 7 used her hand like a remote-controlled weapon and went about attacking the Rangers in their own base. However, the Rangers still managed to destroy her robotic hand. She has since had her hand replaced and upgraded with a blaster function and continues to use the detachment ploy on certain occasions, each time getting it destroyed and replaced to the point it's almost a running gag.
As one of Venjix's most powerful Attack Bots, she has no fear. In battle, she wears a visor. Unlike most of Venjix's other minions, Tenaya has been noted for enjoying her work in what can be considered a sadistic manner. If she has an opportunity to do so, she likes to stalk her "prey" and whistles the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell" just before she strikes. She has had several run-ins with Doctor K and strangely seems to have a weakness to (or at least hatred and fear of) the latter's loud and powerful violin playing.
Tenaya has a personality similar to Dillon's, often criticizing Venjix's plans and talking to it sarcastically, much like Dillon's defiance of Doctor K. Adding to her rebellious personality, she didn't hesitate to leap at the chance to take leadership over the Venjix Computer Network when it appeared Venjix had been destroyed and looked mildly disappointed when it returned to the base unscathed. She also appears to have a particular interest in Dillon and they often clash with each other in battle while the rest of the Rangers are fighting off other enemies or threats.
It has been pointed out that she has a survival instinct and she has the physiological need to sleep, suggesting a more human side to her. Despite her admittance of these particular traits, she has a condescending attitude towards real humans and has shown to be incredibly defensive and reacts violently should anyone call her one.
Revelation and Reformation
While she believed herself to be purely a machine that looked human, after Dillon unlocks the secret of the pocket watch and recognizes the tune, he leaves the city to meet Tenaya. She comes, as he expected, and Dillon stirs her memory by playing the tune with a single key, and identifies her as his sister. She is violently skeptical, attacking him when provoked, but she is stunned when, after being damaged, her arm bleeds. Scared and confused, she returns to the palace and scans the wound, the computer revealing that Dillon had been telling the truth in all aspects. When Kilobyte approaches her and says that she would inevitably fail now that she knew the truth, she resolved to destroy her brother and the memories in the name of Venjix.
Dillon's emotions prove to win her over, however, despite her best efforts, and she decides to start helping the Rangers. Identifying a plan that General Shifter comes up with, she helps Dillon to infiltrate Venjix's palace, download the codes of Shifter's robot, and deliver the codes to Doctor K, allowing them to form the Ultrazord.
Recapture and Reprogramming
However, Kilobyte recaptures her after the battle and reprograms her to Tenaya 15, with no personality at all except for her loyalty to Venjix. (However, it seems Tenaya is still capable of being amused, as she gives a smirk when Fresno Bob threatens her.) Her outfit turns black full black, her visor is no longer deployed during the battle, and the blaster on her arm got bigger. Her voice also became more robotic, and some of her circuitry is visible on the right side of her head.
She later made a deal with the crime boss Fresno Bob, to who Ziggy still owed a debt. She would hand over Ziggy in exchange for something to complete Venjix's master plan. Later she planted the device that would activate the sleeping cyborgs inside Corinth, giving Venjix total control. Venjix also gave her the order to destroy Kilobyte for his disobedience once Corinth was his.
Later, Tenaya was eventually ambushed by Kilobyte who plans to delete her. She is saved by Ziggy, Doctor K, and Dillon as Dillon injects an antidote releasing her from Venjix's control. When Dillon's robotics freeze up, she goes to the control tower to upload a virus into Venjix. Soon General Crunch fights her as the tower is shot down. Dillon wakes up in time to save her from the falling tower and they both parachute out.
After the war, Doctor K reports that the robotics allowing her to see might stop working, but she finds that she is okay with this. When Doctor K gives Dillon and Tenaya's pocket watch back, they refuse, giving it to her as a reminder of them. She goes out into the world with Dillon and Summer and discovers that the world has started to rejuvenate, giving hope to the future of this new world.
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- Dillon - Brother
Powers and Abilities
- Disguise: Tenaya can disguise herself mostly by changing her attires.
- Limb Automatism: Tenaya is shown to be able to detach her limbs, although this mainly goes for her right hand. When detached, the limb can sometimes move on its own since it is connected to her.
- Weapon Transformation: Tenaya can change any of her fingers into weapons, mostly to change them into a double-barreled blaster.
- Hand-to-Hand Combat: As Tenaya 7 and Tenaya 15, she is a skilled hand-to-hand combatant, able to knock down the Rangers with ease, even when they have their weapons. Only attacks from the Road Blaster can knock her back.
- Enhanced Strength: Tenaya has shown that she is quite strong, able to lift pieces of fallen debris with ease, and with a grip so strong that none of the Rangers can break it.
- Enhanced Durability: Tenaya has been shown to have extreme durability, the Rangers' strikes barely affecting and getting back up easily even after getting hit with the Road Blaster or RPM Enforcer.
- Grinder Summoning: Tenaya can summon Grinders to aid her in battle.
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- Finger Blaster: Tenaya can turn two of her fingers into a double-barreled blaster that allows her to fire yellow or blue energy blasts at her opponents.
- Electromagnetic Lightning Blaster: A satellite-shaped blaster used by Tenaya, who equipped it over her detachable right hand to fire a powerful burst of blue lightning at her opponents. It is strong enough to even take down a Megazord.
- Nitro Blaster: Tenaya can also use the Rangers' Nitro Blasters, although she needs to steal one to use it.
- Headpiece: Tenaya mostly wears a headpiece with a retractable visor that can cover her eyes.
- Mind Control Device: Tenaya planted a small circular device on Dillon's neck that allowed the Lightning Bot to take control of him.
- Finger Thumb Drive: In the episode "Ancient History", Tenaya can turn her index finger into a thumb drive that can plug into anything.
Behind the Scenes
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- Tenaya is similar to Astronema/Karone story-wise, in that both are the immediate general to the main villain only to find out their brother is a Ranger, decide to turn good only to be brainwashed into being evil again before finally escaping at the end of the season.
- Tenaya's calling card is her whistling "The Farmer In The Dell", which is foreshadowing to her relationship with Dillon.
- Tenaya's naming conventions (Tenaya 7 and later 15) is a tribute to the Alpha series of robots.
- The re-programming mainframe is on the same spot as Astronema's control chip.
- In the episodes where Tenaya takes her hand off it acts the same way as "Thing" from The Addams Family even though Tenaya is still controlling it.
- Tenaya mirrors her Sentai counterpart Kegalesia. While Kegalesia is a robot that looks human, Tenaya is a human that is part robot (or more accurately, hybrid).
- Compared to Water Pollution Minister Kegalesia, Tenaya's appearance is less flamboyant and revealing, primarily due to American social standards being comparatively different than those in Japan.