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True Black is the fourteenth episode of Power Rangers Dino Charge. It is the debut of the Dino Armor X, and the off-screen debut of Snide.


When three Rangers become trapped in an underground tomb, it's a race against time for Chase to master his new power upgrade before his friends suffocate.


This episode opens up in the forest where Kendall has set up a training area for the Rangers. Among the reasons is for the Dino Armor X charger, a powerful charger that currently only works with the Black Energem, as use with any other Energem results in an unstable reaction. Using it, Chase is given a pair of gauntlets that turn him into a powerful drill. After training, he notices Shelby listening to a New Zealander Band, the N-Zed Boys, who are going to be in Amber Beach for one night only. She denies being a fan, but Chase just eggs her on.

Later on, Wrench decided to go down with Gold Digger to destroy the rangers, where they find the rangers' training area and lay a trap. Back at the Dino Bite cafe, Shelby is impatiently waiting for Chase to show up, so she can get concert tickets. When he finally does show up, the radio annoncer explains the N-Zed Boys concert is sold out. Shelby reveals she is in fact a fan, and leaves heartbroken. The rangers are alerted to Gold Digger's presence, and go off. All with the exception of Ivan who stays behind to serve customers, but promises to show up later. The rangers fight Gold Digger, and Chase tries to use the Dino Armor X charger, but this time, it doesn't work. Ivan shows up to lend a hand as promised. However, Gold Digger buries Tyler, Ivan, and Shelby under a massive assortment of stone tablets. The remaining Rangers head back to base, where Kendall figures, the problem is Chase, not the charger. She gives Koda and Riley Dino Armor X chargers in hope they can use it. Keeper talks to Chase about his misgivings and realizes it stems from his guilt about Shelby.

The Green and Blue Rangers fight Gold Digger, but find the chargers don't work on them. Over the Dino Comms, Shelby tries to talk to Chase, where he apologizes, and activates the armor properly, freeing the rangers. Gold Digger is then done in by a Dino Spike/ Dino Armor X Spiral Attack combo. Sledge orders the Magna Beam fired and the Rangers destroy him with the Tri-Stego-Ptera formation.

Back on the ship, Sledge decided to punish Wrench, by putting him in front of Solitary confinement, where the armored alien is attacked by the tendrils of an unseen monster, tho he manages to escape. Back at the Cafe, the rangers try to win VIP passes to the concert, where the winner is Chase, and Kendall gives the rangers the night off.


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  • When Chase saves Shelby from Gold Digger's trap, Ivan and Tyler strangely flew out of the pit without any help as if they were thrown out of the pit.
  • The order of Shelby, Ivan, and Tyler is all wrong when they're trapped underground by Gold Digger's stone slabs. Before they sunk in, Tyler was in the middle, Shelby was to the left, and Ivan was to the right, but the positioning changed when they were underground to Shelby being in the middle, Tyler being to the right, and Ivan being to the left.
  • Just before Riley and Koda activate their Dino Armor X Chargers, Riley's Charger was already in its active mode, causing it to go to its inactive mode when Riley "activates" the Charger. [1]
  • The line from when the rangers said "Unleash the power" while morphing did not match as to what came out of their mouths.
  • During the role call, Riley wasn't holding Chase's Para Chopper with him. But after the role call, he mysteriously had it in his hand without Chase giving it to him on screen.
  • When Chase used the Dino Armor X Charger, he was holding it the way Ivan holds his Dino Charger.


  • Although Dino Armor X was shown to only be compatible with the Black Energem and the emotional balance of the Black Ranger, it would later be upgraded to become compatible with the Red Energem.
  • The Dino Spike is used, but this time, Chase isn't with Koda, Shelby, and Riley to launch Tyler. It's with Ivan this time.
  • On Sledge's Ship, a prisoner with the head of Behemoth and the body of Fortress is seen as Gold Digger leaves his cell and as Sledge brings Wrench to see Snide.
  • Gold Digger would later return in Riches and Rags, with the body of Spellbinder, and his original body in Wings of Danger.

See Also


Power nav icon.png List of Power Rangers Dino Charge and Dino Super Charge episodes Icon-kyoryuger.png
Dino Charge

1: Powers From the Past • 2: Past, Present and Fusion • 3: A Fool's Hour • 4: Return of the Caveman • 5: Breaking Black • 6: The Tooth Hurts • 7: Let Sleeping Zords Lie • 8: Double Ranger, Double Danger • 9: When Logic Fails • 10: The Royal Rangers • 11: Break Out • 12: Knight After Knights • 13: Sync or Swim • 14: True Black • 15: Rise of a Ranger • Halloween Special: The Ghostest With the Mostest • 16: No Matter How You Slice It • 17: World Famous! (In New Zealand) • 18: Deep Down Under • 19: Wishing For a Hero • Christmas Special: Race to Rescue Christmas • 20: One More Energem

Dino Super Charge

1: When Evil Stirs • 2: Forgive and Forget • 3: Nightmare in Amber Beach • 4: A Date with Danger • 5: Roar of the Red Ranger • 6: Forged Under Fire • 7: Home Run Koda • 8: Riches and Rags • 9: Besties 4Eva! • 10: Gone Fishin • 11: Love at First Fight • Halloween Special: Trick or Trial • 12: Catching Some Rays • 13: Recipe for Disaster • 14: Silver Secret • 15: Wings of Danger • 16: Freaky Fightday • 17: Worgworld • 18: The Rangers Rock! • 19: Edge of Extinction • 20: End of Extinction • Christmas Special: Here Comes Heximas