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"Be on the watch, Power Rangers. I'm about to give new meaning to the old saying 'Stop and smell the roses!' Hyu hyu hyu!"
―The Terror Blossom's first words upon being created.[src]

"It’ll take more than three Power Rangers to stop me. Wait until you see the tricks I have up my leaves."
―The Terror Blossom when confronted by Jason, Zack and Trini.[src]

"Ah, come to join your friends have you? You should just surrender to me."
―The Terror Blossom when confronted by Tommy, Billy and Kimberly.[src]

"Who’s going to stop me? You six shrinking violets?"
―The Terror Blossom when confronted by all six Power Rangers.[src]

"Ah! A present from Lord Zedd! HU HU HU!"
―The Terror Blossom upon receiving one ofLord Zedd's Growth Grenades.[src]

"That's the best fertilizer I've ever used! HU HU HA HA!"
―The Terror Blossom upon growing.[src]

"So, you've done a little growing of your own have you? Well, tell me. How well can your Zord withstand the coooold?"
―The Terror Blossom when confronted by the Thunder Megazord.[src]

"Your future’s not too rosey Rangers. What don’t you just surrender?"
―The Terror Blossom reacting to the Thunder Megazord energising it's Thunder Saber and his final words before his destruction.[src]

The Terror Blossom was a cherry blossom tree-themed monster who served as the central antagonist of the three-part episode "The Ninja Encounter."

History

The Terror Blossom is created by Lord Zedd from the petals of cherry blossoms inside Angel Grove Park after his magic caused a windstorm that threw them off of a tree. This occurs after Goldar had kidnapped Rocky DeSantos, Aisha Campbell, Adam Park and their teacher Mr Anderson to turn into his own elite squad of evil ninjas. The Terror Blossom's job is to destroy or at least preoccupy the Power Rangers long enough for Zedd's Serpent of Darkness to turn them irredeemably evil. This monster possesses the ability to reproduce and spray poisonous petals. He decides to give new meaning to "stop and smell the roses" so summons cherry blossom petals from nearby trees and makes them rain down on downtown Angel Grove. Due to Lord Zedd blocking their scanners, the Power Rangers have to travel by a method called "jetting" which is pretty much "fly like Superman so that the viewers can see where they're going" and is a less direct method of teleportation. Zordon singles out Jason, Zack and Trini whilst the others try to free the hostages. They soon spot the Terror Blossom just as he decides to create an army of identical Terror Blossoms to overwhelm the Power Rangers and destroy them before invading Angel Grove. The Rangers fly down and confront him with Zack and Trini jump kicking him but the monster is unfazed although it stuns him long enough for Jason to knock him flat with a swing kick to the "stomach." However, after rolling to his feet and deciding that he is wasting his time, the Terror Blossom teleports away to find a place to germinate his brethren.

With the Terror Blossom threatening to duplicate himself and become unstoppable, Zordon has to call off the rescue attempt to pool the Power Rangers' strength. As the teams are called back, the Terror Blossom resurrects the Hatchasaurus who the Rangers is forced to fight to stop him from annihilating the city. After defeating the Hatchasaurus however, the Power Rangers regroup but the Terror Blossom summons cherry blossom petals from some trees and makes them rain down on Angel Grove again. The Power Rangers split up with Jason, Zack and Trini confronting the Terror Blossom whilst the others return to their escape attempt. However, they are frozen by the poisonous petals of the Terror Blossom who has apparently been taking a nap or something in the meantime since he has to get himself up from the floor. The remaining Rangers are forced to again abandon their rescue attempt and are teleported to the park where the Terror Blossom and the frozen Rangers are. The monster is happy to have more Rangers to freeze and tries to do so but they dodge and regroup around their friends before teleporting back to the Command Center even as the Terror Blossom tries and fails to freeze them too using his blossoms. The rescue attempt is again completely waylaid as Billy tries to reverse the effects of the toxin. Whilst they are busy, the Terror Blossom decides to use the Angel Grove Power Plant as the place to gestate his Terror Blossom army by using the heat from the building's generator. Fortunately, Billy's Cell Based Stimulator is able to quickly unfreeze their comrades after a brief moment.

With the Rangers free, they confront the Terror Blossom in the desert but Zedd throws a Growth Bomb to the monster. The Terror Blossom catches the bomb and uses it personally, enlarging and calling it his "best fertilizer." With a giant monster intent on reaching the Power Plant and germinate his seeds, the Power Rangers are forced to summon the Thunderzords and form the Thunder Megazord. The Terror Blossom is apparently impressed but wishes to test out their Zord's resistance to cold and unleashes his flower petals on the Thunder Megazord, exploding over the formation and causing it to cease up. Tommy aids them with the White Tigerzord which easily races through the explosions caused by more of Terror Blossom's petals.Tommy enters the cockpit and prepares to form Warrior Mode but Zordon informs the Rangers that they have to rescue Adam, Rocky and Aisha or Zedd's Serpent of Darkness will corrupt them beyond redemption. Tommy gathers Billy, Trini and Kimberly to go rescue them whilst Jason and Zack fight the Terror Blossom. As the fight at the Cave of Despair gets underway. the Terror Blossom mockingly wishes to "plant them in his garden in neat little rows" and blasts them with more explosive petals. This immediately topples the Thunder Megazord again but it almost immediately recovers and destroys the Terror Blossom with a single slash. The hit causes the Terror Blossom to freeze up and fall flat on his back before exploding in a cloud of flower petals.

Personality

The Terror Blossom was a devious, sinister and villainous monster that stopped at nothing in trying to destroy the Power Rangers at all costs. However, he was very loyal to Lord Zedd and spent a lot of time having fun and laughing, even as Jason swing kicked him to the ground.

Powers and Abilities

  • Depth Perception: The Terror Blossom had depth perception despite having just a single eye.
  • Agility:The Terror Blossom was able to roll over the top of his hand and back onto his feet after Jason swing kicked him down.
  • Cherry Blossom Petals Generation: The Terror Blossom could generate cherry blossoms from his body and manipulate them to his will for a variety of outcomes.
    • Cherry Blossom Rain: The Terror Blossom could thrust both hands at cherry trees to make the petals fly off and rain down on Angel Grove. This seemed to do nothing aside from being an annoyance.
    • Freezing: The Terror Blossom could fire a large pink laser from his right hand to freeze Jason, Zack, and Trini in place.
    • Damage Causing: The Terror Blossom could gesture his hands around either side of his head and spray forth a cloud of pink petals from his face. These were capable of taking down the Thunder Megazord with one spray.
  • Teleportation: The Terror Blossom was able to teleport to any location at will by surrounding himself in a "tornado" of white energy and then exploding into pink blossom petals.
  • Monster Reviving: The Terror Blossom could recreate monsters by firing pink energy beams from his hands at the ground as seen with the Hatchasaurus.
    • Voice Granting: The Terror Blossom was able to grant the Hatchasaurus the ability to speak since he only spoke in feral growls and snarls before.

Arsenal

  • Fists: The Terror Blossom had no weapons of his own by default but had his bare hands to use in battle although he only "fought" hand to hand once and that immediately got him knocked down.

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

  • The Terror Blossom was voiced by Dave Mallow who gave the monster an airy voice that sounded like a psychopath.

Notes

  • The Terror Blossom was the first monster to appear in a multi-part storyline but not to appear in all of its parts since he was completely absent from part I (which was focused on the ninja competition and Goldar kidnapping the winners). The Terror Blossom wasn't created until two minutes and thirty six seconds into Part II.
  • Despite very clearly having the Terror Blossom suit, even having a battle with it in part II, the U.S. crew did almost nothing with it except for be immediately taken down by a kick and throw petals at the Rangers. This was most likely to tone down the violence which parents were taking um-bridge with at the time.
    • It is very unlikely to have been suit damage causing a limitation given the fact that Baron Sakura spent most of the Dairanger episode standing on the sidelines doing nothing and not actually fighting. All of the fighting that he did do was him gesturing his arms and spraying petals.
  • The Terror Blossom was the first Power Rangers monster to make a somewhat more adult reference. Before blasting the Thunder Megazord for a second time, he comments that he shall "plant you in my garden in neat little rows." Gravestones are always planted in symmetrical rows of six in graveyards.
  • The Terror Blossom originally only fired a single burst of explosive cheery blossoms in Dairanger with the Power Rangers crew recycling the same shot over and over again to imply multiple attacks.
    • This was done to pad out the Zord fight and explain why Jason and Zack weren't in the Putty fight (since their actors were no longer present).
  • The Terror Blossom's counterpart appeared before the White Ranger did in Dairanger which was why the White Tigerzord neither attacked him or appeared in the same shot as each other.
  • Like his counterpart, the Terror Blossom had a distinct signature laugh. Whereas his counterpart was "ho ho ho ho ho!", the Terror Blossom's was a hickish "HYUH HYUH HYUH HYUH!"

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