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|"White Tigerzord, power up!"|
|―Tommy's (main) summoning call for the White Tiger Thunderzord[src]|
Tiger mode was the primary form that the Tigerzord took when entering battle. It could not only move very fast but also emit powerful sonic blasts at opponents. The Red Dragon Thunderzord's Warrior Mode could ride the Zord and use its staff to strike oncoming foes. For the Thunder Ultrazord configuration, Tigerzord's tiger mode was placed inside Tor's shell.
With the creation of the White Ranger power, Zordon gave Tommy Oliver the new White Tigerzord to provide the necessary backup against Lord Zedd's monsters. He is almost immediately sent to defeat Nimrod the Scarlet Sentinel alone since three Rangers had to stop the Putty Patrol from releasing Rita Repulsa and Billy and Trini had to fix the Zords that she earlier crippled. Tommy immediately summoned the White Tigerzord with the help of his new sentient sword Saba although it initially lacked proper control due to Saba’s inexperience. They quickly got their acts together and mounted the Zord so Nimrod blasted it with her energy balls but the new Zord and its pilots were unfazed. The White Tigerzord overwhelmed Nimrod with a roar before Tommy entered the cockpit and changed it into Warrior Mode which had a sword made from the Zord’s tail. Using it, they easily matched Nimrod move for move and pushed down her scepter before stunning her with a sliding slash followed up with three slashes. Tommy then ordered Saba to make the Zord duplicate his moves before he punched her in the face three times and sent her flying with a high right kick. Tommy then inserted a crystal ball into a slot in the White Tigerzord and took down Nimrod with the White Tigerzord’s signature White Tiger Thunderbolt but Nimrod was not done and summoned AC and DC. Tommy was confident that he’d be able to thrash them despite being heavily outnumbered but AC and DC overwhelmed the Tigerzord their speed and slashed them with their swords. Nimrod and her thugs then surrounded the White Tigerzord on three sides and unleashed a massive barrage of energy balls, knocking the Tigerzord back into Tiger Mode and ejecting Tommy from it.
As the Scarlet Sentinels advanced on his Zord to destroy it, Tommy called for help from Jason and managed to get the White Tigerzord back on its feet just as the Red Dragon Thunderzord arrived and it rode the Tigerzord into battle, turning the tide by jabbing AC and DC aside with its staff and slashing Nimrod across her waist. AC and DC charged and Nimrod barraged the two with her energy balls but they were unfazed and Tommy had the Red Dragon Thunderzord eject from the White Tigerzord. Tommy then re-entered his Zord and turned it back into Warrior Mode immediately before the Unicorn, Griffin, Lion and Firebird Thunderzords arrived with Zordon having apparently sent them through remote control. Tommy had the Zords combine which formed the new Mega Tigerzord to Nimrod and her flunkies’ shock. Nimrod and her goons fired the same attack that decimated the Thunder Megazord previously but the Mega Tigerzord just walked on through the blasts. AC and DC cowered behind Nimrod but she forced them into battle despite themselves so they took to the air and vaulted off of Nimrod’s face to gain an aerial advantage. However, the Mega Tigerzord punched them back into Nimrod, knocking all three down as the Mega Tigerzord powered up its finishing attack. As Nimrod insulted her minions for failing so miserably, the Mega Tigerzord unleashed the flaming Firebird Thunderzord and set it alight before it mortally wounded the monster trio as it ripped straight through all three Scarlet Sentinels.
After the Power Blaster knocks Four Head off of a building, Lord Zedd makes her grow giant. The Rangers summon the Thunderzords and form the Red Dragon Thunderzord Warrior Mode and White Tigerzord Warrior Mode but she immediately blasts them and they form the Mega Tigerzord] Four Head is not intimidated so it tries to kill the monster but Four Head manages to reflect the Firebird blast back at the Mega Tigerzord, taking out both it and the Red Dragon Thunderzord down. The White Tigerzord us out of the fight and remains out until it combines in Tiger Mode with Tor the Shuttlezord and the Thunderzord Assault Team to form the Thunder Ultrazord and crush Four Head to death.
The White Tigerzord is summoned to fight Cannontop after he is grown and used again as a mount for the Red Dragon to slash him. After using Tor against the monster, they form Warrior Mode and then the Mega Tigerzord which Cannontop fires on but they walk through the blasts. Enraged, he charges straight at the Mega Tigerzord but is instantly destroyed by its finished.
When the Dragonzord returns, the Tigerzord comes up against its predecessor in a heated battle and is defeated, possibly due to Tommy's weakened state.
When Goldar steals Saba from Tommy due to a spell placed that makes him argue with Kimberly a lot, Rita Repulsa temporarily controls the Zord and turns it into Warrior Mode to fight the Thunder Megazord. Immediately, the Tigerzord does very heavy damage with a single punch and knocks it back with a wind-up punch and then beats on it more. As Rita and her minions cheer on, the Tigerzord topples the Thunder Megazord with a single punch that makes it crush a building but it recovers quickly and they exchange upper body blows as the villains cackle below. The Megazord blocks a powerful swing but the Tigerzord closes in for a very powerful punch so they switch to thier swords. Even now, the White Tigerzord is too much and delivers a devastating double slash strong enough that another hit similar to that will destroy the formation. However, before Rita can finish off the Rangers and Alpha 5 builds an Electro Magnet which allows Tommy to recover Saba and retake control of the Tigerzord. Disgraced, Rita and her minions are forced to flee or risk being crushed underfoot by the Tigerzord.
The Thunder Megazord and the White Tigerzord battle against Rito Revolto shortly after he joins Rita and Zedd on the Moon. Although they appear to be winning, the duel is really an elaborate trap. From the Moon, Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa use their powers to make the Fighting Flea, the Lizzinator, the Octophantom, and the Stag Beetle into giants, overwhelming the Power Rangers and resulting in their destruction by the Zords literally being ripped apart by a power surge caused by Alpha trying to give the Zords enough power to defeat them all.
Zordon unfortunately commented that he couldn't bring the Thunderzords back when asked by Kimberly. The same power surge that destroyed the Thunderzords crippled the Power Morphers and caused devastating cracks along the Power Coins which made them unusable due to how dangerous using cracked Coins was and forced the Power Rangers to seek out Ninjor and obtain thier Ninja Ranger powers which granted them access to the Ninjazords which served as the Thunderzords' successors.
After receiving their Zeo powers from the Zeo Crystal, the Rangers gained new Zords. Billy made an offhand comment about recycling parts of "old Zords"; however it was never made clear whether this referred to MMPR-era Zords like the Thunderzords or unused components used to construct the Zeo Zords which were "old" compared to the newly-acquired Super Zeo Zords.
The primary fighting form, Warrior Mode was equipped with a sword (formed from the Tiger Mode's tail) and demonstrated the ability to follow the White Ranger's every move. The Tigerzord would often fight alongside the Thunder Megazord in this mode.
Its signature attacks were the "White Tiger Thunderbolts" where Tommy put an orb into the cockpit console, generating the kanji for "fire" in the Tigerzord's mouth. It would then fire forth bright orange fireballs that, once fired on the now heartless Hatchasaurus in the episode "The Ninja Encounter-part II", killed him once and for all.
Red Dragon Riding White Tigerzord
Although not an actual mechanical combination, the Red Dragon Thunderzord's Warrior Mode was capable of riding on the White Tigerzord's back while the Tigerzord is in Tiger mode. This gave the Red Dragon added mobility while allowing it to fight using its staff.
Appearances: MMPR S2: 18, 35
- See also: Kiba DaiOh
|"Mega Tigerzord transformation now!"|
The Mega Tigerzord was the combination of the White Tigerzord with the Thunderzord Assault Team (comprising the Lion, Firebird, Unicorn and Griffin Thunderzords). The Unicorn made up the right leg, the Griffin made up the left leg, the Lion formed shoulder pads and the back, and the Firebird formed a formed a right arm armor with its tail serving as a claw. It could unleash punches powerful enough to send AC and DC flying back into Nimrod and
Its primary finisher was shooting the Firebird Thunderzord on his right arm towards the target while it was set ablaze before flying through a virtual grid which rams through the opponent with enough force to destroy them. In the episode white light, this was powerful to destroy Nimrod, Ac and Dc altogether in a single shot.
The Mega Tigerzord was extremely powerful and possibly surpassed the Thunder Megazord, as it handily destroys Nimrod after the latter was defeated.
It was used four times and destroyed three monsters: Nimrod, Cannontop, and Needlenose. Four Head was the only monster which defeated it and was destroyed instead by the Thunder Ultrazord.
Appearances: MMPR S2: 18, 25, 35, 51
- Early Japanese designs show that the Tigerzord was originally planned to combine with re-designed versions of the Dinozords had Saban opted to order Zyu3 footage from Japan as opposed to production moving to America and adapting Dairanger directly. These combination plans would mirror the Dragonzord's combination into the Dragonzord in Battle Mode configuration, which in concept is similar to the Mega Tigerzord.
- There are no cockpit shots of the Mega Tigerzord as the production team went with Dairanger footage of KibaRanger's cockpit instead of new US footage like the Thunder Megazord. Using Dairanger footage of Kibadaioh (the Mega Tigerzord's counterpart) would mean showing the four Dairangers that were not used for Power Rangers, instead of the four Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Zyuranger counterparts who would have been with Tommy.
- This meant the additional four terminals seen on Tommy's sides in the Tigerzord's cockpit went unused.
- Won Tiger did not appear as frequently as the Tigerzord and was not part of the Dairanger source footage for the episodes "The Ninja Encounter, Part III," "Rocky Just Wants to Have Fun," "Storybook Rangers, Part II," and "Blue Ranger Gone Bad." Other footage was spliced in to make it appear as if the Tigerzord was present.
- Mythical Qi Beast Won Tiger - Super Sentai counterpart in Gosei Sentai Dairanger. See comparison page.