|This article is about a/an episode in Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue.|
The Cobra Strikes is the sixteenth episode of Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue. It is the finale of the Cobra arc, which features the temporary destruction of Diabolico, as well as the first appearance of the Lightspeed Solarzord and the Rangers' Battle Boosters and begins the introduction of Impus's adult form in the next episode.
Diabolico brings back his three generals merged as one monster, Troika, which the Rangers destroy with their new Battle Boosters. Diabolico then goes down himself and battles the Rangers, taking down the Supertrain Megazord. Ryan finds the cobra tattoo's power source, a cobra monster from the tomb, and destroys it, lifting the curse. He joins the Rangers and helps them defeat Diabolico with a new Zord combination - the Lightspeed Solarzord.
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- Sean Cw Johnson as Carter Grayson (Red Lightspeed Ranger)
- Michael Chaturantabut as Chad Lee (Blue Lightspeed Ranger)
- Keith Robinson as Joel Rawlings (Green Lightspeed Ranger)
- Sasha Craig as Kelsey Winslow (Yellow Lightspeed Ranger)
- Alison MacInnis as Dana Mitchell (Pink Lightspeed Ranger)
- Rhett Fisher as Ryan Mitchell (Titanium Ranger)
- Ron Rogge as Captain William Mitchell
- Monica Louwerens as Angela Fairweather
- Diane Salinger as Queen Bansheera (voice)
- Neil Kaplan as Diabolico (voice)
- David Lodge as Loki (voice)
- Kim Strauss as Jinxer (voice)
- Jennifer L. Yen as Vypra
- Brianne Siddall as Impus (voice)
- Ezra Weisz as Troika (voice)
- Richard Cansino as Cobra Incarnate (voice)
- The Cobra Strikes was released on the VHS Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue: Titanium Ranger Curse of the Cobra. The scene of Ms. Fairweather talking to Ryan in the infirmary was cut out.
- Diabolico is destroyed, but will return in "As Time Runs Out".
- Debut of the Lightspeed Solarzord.
- Impus will become Olympius in the next episode.
- The Cobra Incarnate is a recolored Snizzard, with the apple on its head removed and a cobra-like hood added.
- Ryan's cobra curse is broken in this episode and he will have no further trouble while morphed in the future.
- This marks the first time a Ranger is still able to access his or her weapon after demorphing.
- The original "Next Time on Power Rangers" promo at the end is not included on the Shout Factory DVD set and is replaced with one showing scenes from the next three episodes rather than just the next one.
- Joel remarked after the initial battle with Troika that the Unilaser had bounced off him, something that wasn't seen to happen on-screen.
- Matoi Tatsumi's eyes instead of the visor are seen when Carter enters Pyro Rescue 1.