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Thunder Storm is the thirty-first and thirty-second episodes in Power Rangers Dino Thunder. These episodes tell the story of the Dino Rangers's and the Ninja Rangers's team-up. The entire cast from Power Rangers Ninja Storm reprises their original roles.


Part 1

Kira meets a cute guy who introduces himself as Blake and invites her to watch him race. Lothor frees himself and casts a spell on the Ninja Storm Wind Rangers to make them evil and to help him imprison the students at their school. Cam is horrified when he realizes what happened and calls up a few old friends. Conner, Ethan, and Kira are stunned at the thought of fighting other Rangers and find themselves evenly matched.

Part 2

Cam hatches a plan to help Shane, Dustin, and Tori, but it won't be easy. Hunter and Blake reluctantly assist him and are almost overwhelmed. The Rangers must team up to take on Mesogog's and Lothor's armies when they unite against them.


Part 1

After almost a year, Lothor finally manages to escape the Abyss of Evil. Meanwhile, at the Cyberspace, Kira recognizes Blake from somewhere and he gives her tickets to see his race. After beating their students, Shane, Tori, and Dustin find a message from Sensei telling them where to meet him. At the Dino Lab, Hayley detects a blanket of evil covering the entire state; originating from Blue Bay Harbor. The Ninjas meet with Sensei to discover that Lothor has returned. When he gives them new Wind Morphers, they are put under an evil spell. It turns out to be Lothor who has captured Sensei and now plans to use the Wind Rangers for his evil plan. At the Wind Ninja Academy, Cam is worried about Sensei. Kapri and Marah continue to be pests. Meanwhile, Conner, Ethan, and Kira watch Blake win his motocross race. Cam is looking for Sensei and the others when he discovers a slime that was at the Abyss of Evil. Lothor shows up with some new friends he made in the Abyss to take on the Wind Ninja Academy. The Wind Ninjas stand up to Lothor, but don't pose much threat. Shane, Dustin, and Tori show up on the scene to reveal their allegience to Lothor. Dustin, Shane, and Tori morph into the Wind Rangers and begin attacking the Wind Ninja Academy. The Wind Ninjas don't stand a chance against the Wind Power Rangers. Lothor bottles up the Wind Ninja Students. Marah and Kapri promise to use their new ninja skills to help Lothor in hopes that he spares them. Cam returns to the Wind Ninja Academy to find it's been attacked. Cam calls up Hunter at the Thunder Ninja Academy to get his help. The Dino Rangers watch as the Wind Rangers and Lothor's forces attack Reefside. Conner, Ethan, and Kira go out to challenge the Wind Rangers, but with the help of Lothor's forces, the Wind Rangers defeats the Dino Rangers, forcing them to retreat. Cam, Hunter, and Blake watch the fight from above. They watch as the Wind Rangers beat the Dino Rangers. The Dino Rangers decide to regroup. Mesogog is intrigued by these evil Power Rangers and when he recognizes the Kelzaks, he sends Elsa to find Lothor. Conner wants to destroy the Wind Rangers with the Dinozords, but Tommy insists they must find another way as they were once heroes who fought for good. At Lothor's new hideout, he gets an unsuspected visitor. Elsa has come to deliver a message to Lothor from Mesogog.

Part 2

Cam, Hunter, and Blake enter the Abyss of Evil in search of their powers. Meanwhile, Mesogog is impressed with the evil Power Rangers and offers an alliance with Lothor. Blake, Cam, and Hunter arrive down in the Abyss of Evil. The Samurai Amulet is being guarded by Zurgane and his troops. The Wind Rangers show up at the Cyberspace to challenge the Dino Rangers. The two teams face off, but Conner insists they meet somewhere else. Shane suggests the Hubble Bridge. Cam reaches for the Samurai Amulet. Zurgane blasts Hunter and Blake over a ledge and Cam runs to their rescue. Cam is losing his grip, when someone shows up to help. The Wind Rangers show up to give the Dino Rangers a beating, but the Dino Rangers put up quite a fight. Hunter, Cam, and Blake join their comrads against in battle. They trick them into taking the right Power Discs, which reverses Lothor's spell. Back at the Dino Lab, the Rangers explain that Sensei came to their rescue just in time. All the Rangers are ready to take down Lothor and Mesogog. Tommy and Sensei remind them that this won't be easy and they will have to try their best. Elsa and Zurgane lead Mesogog's and Lothor's forces into battle against the Power Rangers. The Power Rangers are ready for them and unite together and morph into action. All 11 Power Rangers unite together and prepare for battle. Tommy and the Thunder Rangers fight together to destroy Zurgane. Cam and Trent team up against the Wolfblades. Conner, as Triassic Ranger, and Shane both use their Battlizers to destroy Lothor's bodyguards. The Rangers are celebrating their victory when Marah and Kapri show up on the scene to release the captured Ninja students. All the Power Rangers gather together and celebrate their victory over Lothor. Mesogog is furious at Lothor's failure and the two of them face off in an intense battle. Mesogog overpowers Lothor with his psionic ability and imprisons him in a containment jar and collects him as a trophy for his victory. Unfortunately, the Power Discs had just enough power for one last morph. The other Rangers gather together to watch Blake win his race and the trophy.



  • Lothor's bodyguards appeared in the Japanese Power Rangers show shown in Lost & Found in Translation, which was a dubbed and edited version of Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger.
    • Although they remain unnamed and silent in this episode, Doug Sloan stated afterwards that Lothor's new generals were named Izzy and Pupperazi after two noted members of the online fandom.
  • Monsters of Lothor's army that came out of the abyss:
  • Marah and Cassidy pass by each other at the end of Part 2. They both say to their respective partners that the other looks similar to themselves. This is a reference to the fact they are played by the same actress.
  • The idea early in Ninja Storm was that the Power Rangers teams before then were fictional thus making Ninja Storm separate from the earlier continuity. Whether the idea was abandoned earlier than this episode's production, it is officially debunked with this team-up since one of Dino Rangers was (semi-) original Power Ranger Tommy Oliver, thus connecting Ninja Storm to the rest of Power Rangers. Another instance is in "Legacy of Power" in which a clip is shown giving a broad outline of the preceding eleven seasons.
  • Part 2 is the second episode Mesogog is seen engaging in a fight. The first is "Back in Black" where he briefly fights Tommy.
  • This is also the second episode in which Hunter saves Blake from a fall, the first being "Brothers In Arms".
  • The name of this episode partially follows the naming convention of Super Sentai team-ups, (newer team's name) vs. (older team's name) ie. Dino Thunder vs. Ninja Storm = Thunder Storm.
  • When Blake walks into Hayley's Cyberspace, Kira recognizes him. This is likely a nod to the episode Legacy of Power which they saw the footage of Ninja Storm, as Kira doesn't follow motocross so she probably wouldn't recognize him from that. 
    • Kira asks Trent if he knew the guy. Trent wouldn't have known since he wasn't present when Kira and the others watched the footage.
    • Mesogog describes Lothor as an 'idiot', like he did in "Day of the Dino".
  • Tori and Kira would later appear again to team up with the Overdrive Rangers in "Once a Ranger".
  • The Ninja Rangers (along with the Dino Rangers) would then appear in "Legendary Battle".
  • While vs. movies and specials are a staple of Sentai crossovers this is actually the first (and as of this writing, only) time the current team fought the previous team before teaming up later in the episode as opposed to the straightforward team-ups of previous Ranger crossovers/team-ups.
  • Conner claims that he thought that the Dino Rangers 'were the only ones left', saying it in a way that he thinks that the other Rangers had died in a previous battle or had all lost their powers. Why he would say this is unknown as he knows that there are other Power Rangers from Legacy Of Power.
  • The title sequence for both parts uses both the Dino Thunder and Ninja Storm Ranger team-up posing in front of fiery explosions. After Thunder Storm it returns to the previous Dino-only pose.
  • This episode marks the final un-morphed appearances of Shane, Dustin, Hunter, Blake and Cam. They would appear again morphed in "Legendary Battle".
  • Part 1 marks the final time Conner and Ethan appear helmetless and the last time where Kira appears helmetless until "Once a Ranger".
  • Triptoids appear as part of Mesogog's army, despite the fact that they would be serving Zeltrax at this point.

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