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"Ah ha! Tube Monster awakens! Tube Monster destroys!"
―The Tube Monster's first words when he is grown and rampages through Angel Grove.[src]

"Ah har! The city’s all mine! Ah, Power Rangers. Just in time to be destroyed along with your city!"
―The Tube Monster when confronted by the Thunder Megazord and his final words before his destruction.[src]

Tube Monster was an inflatable life monster who a very minor antagonist in the episode "A Reel Fish Story.”

Character History

Rocky is acting as a volunteer lifeguard at Angel Grove Lake and is trying to motivate some children by claiming that he has never seen a monster in the lake. Inspired, Lord Zedd resurrects an army of fish monsters to destroy the Power Rangers whilst half of them are scuba diving. However, though they initially see success, the Fish Army is swiftly decimated when the Rangers link up. Determined to pull victory from the jaws of defeat, the Tube Monster is created from the life ring used by Bulk and Skul who are trying to return to the shore of Angel Grove Lake after they’ve had a day spent posing as sharks trying to lure out the Power Rangers. Zedd’s intent is to create a monster with more “brawn than backbone” since he is sick of fish monsters who have failed him consistently by now. Immediately after his creation, Lord Zedd uses a Growth Bomb to make the Tube Monster grow to destroy Angel Grove whilst the Power Rangers are busy with his Fish Army. After demolishing most of mid-Angel Grove, the Tube Monster begins to move downtown to wreak more mindless destruction. However, due to Zedd not thinking out his plan correctly, Tommy remains behind to battle the other aquatic monsters whilst the other Power Rangers summon their Thunderzords. They form the Thunder Megazord even as the Tube Monster declares all of Angel Grove to be his due to destroying so much of it. However, the Thunder Megazord confronts him and, though he takes delight in them arriving to be destroyed and charges to do so, the Tube Monster is immediately overwhelmed and backhanded down. The Thunder Saber then finishes the Tube Monster off completely, the creature immediately face-planting and exploding whilst Tommy and Saba wipe out the Fish Army.

Personality

Due to his very limited screen-time, and only saying two lines, the Tube Monster didn’t get to show much of a personality. He was shown to be quite faithful to Lord Zedd and was ready to obey him whilst also possessing an intense thirst for destruction but his own arrogance and eagerness to wipe out the Power Rangers was his undoing.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

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Abilities

  • Strength-The Tube Monster was able to demolish several buildings with his tentacle club hand off-screen.

Weaknesses

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Arsenal

  • Tentacle Club-The Tube Monster had a large mass of pipe-like material in place of a right hand with which he could club his enemies.

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

  • Just like Pipebrain, Tube Monster was voiced by the late Brad Orchard and they shared virtually the same voice.

Design

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Etymology

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Notes

  • The Tube Monster originally appeared in the very final episode of Dairanger (and even then in the last five minutes during an epilogue in the last five minutes) which was why he was barely in the episode.
    • Additionally, his actual fight against the Thunder Megazord was abot twenty seconds shorter than his Dairanger one (this episode cutting after the Thunder Megazord double punches him down. This was because most of his fight had the Japanese episode’s credits playing over them.
  • The Tube Monster was clearly a recolored version of Pipebrain from the episode "Missing Green", minus his cape and extra mouths
    • This is because his counterpart was a reincarnation of Baron String of sorts.

Appearances

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See Also

References

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