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"Calm down, Alpha. It's Rita. She's escaped, and she's attacking the planet."
―Zordon's first words when addressing a panicking Alpha 5 during an earthquake.[src]

"Alpha, Rita's escaped, recruit a team of teenagers with attitudes."
―Zordon in the opening. He never actually says it in the show.

"Too much pink energy is dangerous."
―Zordon’s most famous line to Kimberly when she suggested giving the Power Coins to new Rangers to combat Goldar and Needlenose.[src]

"Alpha, teleport them out now."
―Zordon as the Command Center was exploding and his final words before his presumed death.[src]

"Welcome, Rangers. I'm glad that you are safe. How do you like our little surprise? Alpha has been working on it for months. I apologize for keeping it from you but we do not want to worry you unnecessarily."
―Zordon revealing his survival and introducing the Rangers to the Power Chamber.[src]

"Rangers. The power of the Zeo Crystal now resides within you. How do you feel? (...) You will have many new tools at your disposal. These will all be revealed in time. I am very proud of all of you. As Power Rangers, you have served your planet well! But the Power Rangers, as you have known them, are gone forever! In their place has emerged a new and more advanced fighting force. You have now become the Power Rangers Zeo! The next level in the fight against evil."
―Zordon after creating the Power Rangers Zeo.[src]

"Andros. Listen to me: It is your duty as a Power Ranger to save the universe. Now is the time!"
―Zordon to Andros after he hesitated to kill his friend and mentor and his final words before his death.[src]

"There's something I used to say in times such as these. May the power protect you."
―Zordon's consciousness to Aiyon in the void and his final line in the show.[src]

Zordon of Eltar was a wise galactic wizard who fought for the side of good against the forces of evil. He was the mentor to the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Zeo Rangers, and the first set of Turbo Rangers.

History[]

Early life[]

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War with Rita Repulsa[]

Sometime eight to ten thousand years ago, Rita Repulsa sought to conquer many worlds in the universe. Among the opposition was Zordon. War broke out between Zordon and the factions of Rita. This war stretched for 2,000 years and across countless planets. Many of Zordon's warriors perished in battle with Rita's minions, such as the Knasty Knight.

Sometime during the conflict, Rita entered into service to the great Lord Zedd, who assigned her to conquer Earth. She and her henchmen occupied a palace on Earth's Moon, located directly above the location of the powerful Zeo Crystal. It was also during this period that Zordon discovered five Power Coins and a map to the Desert of Despair. It was also known that Rita came into the possession of a sixth Power Coin, the Dragon Dagger, and the Dragonzord, through unknown means.

In the closing days of the war, Rita would enact one final act of defiance by using her powers to banish Zordon into a time warp in which he existed outside normal time. However, before Zordon was gone, he sealed Rita and her minions into a space dumpster where they were to reside for eternity. His only communication with the outside world would be through an energy tube.

Zordon knew that Rita may one day return and continue her war on Earth. In preparation, Zordon constructed a base of operations known as the Command Center in the California desert and used it to stage the creation of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Around this time he befriended a young robot created by King Lexian named Alpha 5, and became a father figure of sorts to him after having to leave his home planet, Edenoi. Zordon also had a student named Gosei, and trained him in this methods. Once his training was completed he then sent him to another Command Center to be the guardian of the Earth in the event anything happened to Zordon. Zordon also prepared for the eventual arrival of evil by placing key weapons across the solar system such as the Mega Voyager which he left on the moon of Jupiter during his time in the tube.

MMPR Era[]

"Alpha, Rita's escaped! Recruit a team of teenagers with attitude!"
―Zordon in the opening. Much like Rita, despite being his most famous line, he never actually says it in the show proper.[src]
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Zordon guiding his Rangers

In 1993, Rita's dumpster was discovered and opened by astronauts, and she immediately resumed her plans to conquer Earth. Zordon, now only appearing as a large blue head in a blue tower of light, asked Alpha to find five "teenagers with attitude", thus creating the first generation of Power Rangers. Jason Lee Scott, Trini Kwan, Kimberly Hart, Zack Taylor, and Billy Cranston were chosen. Each Power Ranger received a Power Coin - one of the five coins used in the coin toss that decided the fate of the universe eons ago, and thus Zordon created his team of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

When Tommy Oliver became the evil Green Ranger with the sixth Power Coin received from Rita, he sabotaged the Command Center and disrupted the link to Zordon. After much turmoil, Alpha reestablished the link and Zordon helped the Rangers stop Tommy's evil rampage. Once the evil spell on Tommy was broken, Zordon accepted the new Ranger with open arms, even giving him an enormous amount of his own energy to make him the Green Ranger again so he could retrieve the stolen Power Coins. When those powers ran dry, he made him into the White Ranger. When Lord Zedd banished Rita and began his own conquest for Earth, Zordon transformed the Rangers' Dinozords into the Thunderzords.

In the episode The Wanna-Be Ranger, Zordon de-ionized - or powered down - due to the planets aligning. When he re-ionized, he became very worried over Alpha leaving the Command Center, and upon Alpha's return home he reproved him over leaving the Center without informing the Rangers that he would be leaving and asking permission to do so.

During the battle with the Black Dragon, the Command Center is destroyed along with Zordon's energy tube. Zordon survives. However, having lost his tether to time and space, he drifts outside of time and meets himself from another timeline. This version of Zordon dies after revealing the origins of Lord Drakkon. Before he too is lost in time, Saba uses his connection to the Morphing Grid to keep him tethered to their plane of existence. Zordon urges Saba to have faith in Tommy Oliver, leading to their eventual meeting in the alternate timeline. Comicicon COMIC STORY- [[|]]

As time went on, Zordon would see off four of his original Rangers. Jason, Trini, and Zack were asked to attend a peace conference in Switzerland, and were replaced by three friends the Rangers had made (and had previously saved), Rocky DeSantos, Aisha Campbell, and Adam Park. When Kimberly decided to move to Florida to focus on her gymnastics, she chose Katherine Hillard, a girl who had been used by Rita and Zedd for evil purposes, as her replacement. Though Zordon was sad to see his former Rangers leave, he gladly accepted each of the new Rangers and wished the previous ones well on their futures.

Zordon acted as a mentor and adviser for all but a few moments between the original incarnation and the Turbo Rangers. It was somewhere during this point that it was revealed that because of the prolonged amount of time in the alternate dimension, bringing him back would be dangerous, if not lethal, as the Power Rangers would find out.

When Master Vile transforms the Rangers back into kids, Zordon sends the Rangers (except for Billy, who has regained his adulthood back), into different time portals to retrieve the sub crystals of the Zeo Crystal. Zordon continues as a mentor for the Alien Rangers who protect Earth while the Rangers were gone. Tvicon TV STORY-Water You Thinking?

After the Rangers come back, Zordon, with Billy's aid, reforms the Crystal and restores the Rangers back to adulthood. However, Rito Revolto and Goldar plant a bomb underneath the Command Center and destroy it with Alpha and Zordon seemingly dead. Tvicon TV STORY-Hogday Afternoon

Zeo[]

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Zordon in his new plasma tube in the Power Chamber in Zeo.

However, Alpha and Zordon survive by going to the Power Chamber and bring the Rangers down to it where they are made into the Zeo Rangers. Zordon also welcomes Tanya Sloan as the new Yellow Ranger who has been sent back by Aisha in her place. Tvicon TV STORY-A Zeo Beginning

With Billy now as a technical aid, Zordon continues to mentor the Rangers, giving them new weapons, Zords, and any advice he could offer against the monsters of the Machine Empire that threaten Earth. Zordon is also reunited with one of his former Rangers, Jason, who takes temporary control of the Gold Zeo Ranger powers from Trey of Triforia. Tvicon TV STORY-A Golden Homecoming

Zordonicus

Zordonicus

In a dream Adam has, Zordon played the role of Zordonicus, a dubious sage wizard akin to The Wizard of Oz. As it turns out it is King Mondo all along. Tvicon TV STORY-It Came From Angel Grove

Turbo Era[]

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Zordon in his new plasma tube, in the Power Chamber in Turbo.

A year after the defeat of the Machine Empire, the good wizard Lerigot comes to Earth to flee Divatox who wants his magical key, capable of passing through safely into another dimension and join forces with Maligore. He seeks the help of Zordon who summons the Rangers since he knows that, to defeat Divatox and Maligore, the Zeo powers will not be enough. He and Alpha began work on the Turbo powers (marking the first time a sentient being was the source of a Ranger's power, instead of an artifact created by one). He then sends Tommy, Tanya, Kat, Adam, and the newest Ranger, Justin Stewart (a replacement for Rocky who has been injured in a martial arts accident) to the ocean, where a phantom ship dubbed the Ghost Galleon is awaiting them to take them through the Nemesis Triangle (the border between two dimensions). Movieicon MOVIE STORY-Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

Early on, Zordon and Alpha 5 discover that a temporary wormhole has opened up that will take them back to Eltar. He has the wizard Lerigot use his magic to release Zordon from his time warp so that he and Alpha can return to the planet of Eltar and be reunited with his family, saying farewell to his Power Rangers and leaving them in the capable hands of a lifelong friend, Dimitria. Tvicon TV STORY-Shift Into Turbo

Zordon later return to witness the power transfer ceremony with Alpha before returning to Eltar. Tvicon TV STORY-Passing the Torch

Not much is known about what happens to Zordon next except that he is involved in the war on Eltar where the grand monarch of evil, Dark Specter and the United Alliance of Evil his forces invade the planet and Zordon is captured by the forces of evil. Tvicon TV STORY-Chase into Space

In Space[]

Zordon Captured by the United Alliance of Evil

Zordon captive by the United Alliance of Evil.

After invading Eltar, the evil monarch Dark Specter imprisons Zordon in an energy tube and slowly drains his power. As this happens, lava begins to rise from the bottom of the tube which will destroy Zordon once the draining process is complete. Tvicon TV STORY-From Out of Nowhere

Zordon is later brought to another planet to be guarded by Divatox where the Space Rangers intervene. However, Zordon is withdrawn with Astronema sending the Crocovile to distract the Rangers. Tvicon TV STORY-The Delta Discovery

Astronema mocks the imprisoned Zordon, whose plasma tube has been filing up with energy draining lava and is now aboard the Dark Fortress. Zordon tries to convince her to stop the attack, but Astronema ignores him. After Dark Specter was betrayed and destroyed by Darkonda, the lava that had been draining Zordon's energy had been extinguished, and Zordon had regained his power. Tvicon TV STORY-Countdown to Destruction, Part 1

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Zordon is sacrificed to save the universe.

In the end, Andros, on the orders of his former mentor, is forced to kill Zordon by smashing the column that contains him in order to defeat evil once and for all by unleashing a power energy wave that washes across several galaxies. Zordon's Energy Wave destroys many of the monsters and villains that are attacking the universe and purifies Rita, Zedd, Divatox and Astronema. Although he's gone, his spirit forever lives on in all that is good. Tvicon TV STORY-Countdown to Destruction, Part 2

After Zordon's demise, many other characters in later incarnations served in much of the same role as Zordon - in some cases, the role of Zordon is divided into two characters, one being the philosophical mentor and the other being the technical genius of the Power Rangers team.

Dino Thunder[]

Zordon is heavily featured in a chronicle of Power Ranger history compiled by Tommy Oliver shortly after he forms the Dino Rangers which is found by the nascent Ranger team in the Dino Lab. Tvicon TV STORY-Legacy of Power

Operation Overdrive[]

While all of this is occurring, Alpha 6 assesses the catastrophic damage caused by Thrax to the Grid. He soon goes into a panic, leaving him to wonder what Zordon would do if he saw this. Tvicon TV STORY-Once a Ranger (2)

Megaforce[]

"Welcome humans I am Gosei, my mentor Zordon left me here to be guardian of this planet!"
―Zordon mentioned by his student Gosei.[src]
Gosei

Gosei would surface to fill the role of his late master Zordon.

Zordon's student Gosei tells the Mega Rangers about the Keys of past Rangers (including Zordon's own teams) lining his chamber, Gosei says to the Mega Rangers that he is now the new Guardian of Earth. Tvicon TV STORY-Mega Mission

Beast Morphers[]

Zordon is mentioned by Jason believing that when Zordon died, his wave of goodness reduced Goldar to sand like many other monsters many years ago. Tvicon TV STORY-Grid Connection

Dino Fury[]

Zordon and Alpha 5 in archive footage of Dino Fury

Zordon is seen in the Legendary Ranger Database.

Solon retaliate to Ollie Akana about Lord Zedd, while she investigates the Legendary Ranger Database Mick gave them. Looking through the files, they see Lord Zedd's history as the Emperor of Evil and his countless fights against the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Alpha 5 and Zordon are seen briefly from the Command Center seeing how Lord Zedd use the Rock of Time to turn the Rangers into children. Tvicon TV STORY-Old Foes

Once & Always[]

It is believed that Zordon is actually still alive with his particles scattered somewhere in the universe. After Billy's first failed attempt to bring him back. He is inspired to try again after being encouraged by the new Yellow Ranger Minh Kwan, believing if Rita's essence could be found then so can Zordon's. Tvicon TV STORY-Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always

Cosmic Fury[]

Zordon is back in Cosmic Fury?

A mysterious figure resembling Zayto speaking to Aiyon in a void, strongly implied to be Zordon.

When Aiyon's mind is in the void, he sees a figure that looks like Zayto, but it is subtly implied to be Zordon's consciousness taking the appearance of Zayto. While he doesn't seem to have all of his memories, he does remember the Power Rangers, Lord Zedd, and the phrase "May the power protect you".

Aiyon's talk with Zordon helped inspire Javi to write a new song with the phrase in it, and Billy in his effort to continue his search for Zordon with Amelia Jones wanting to join in upon overhearing the former and Mick Kanic talk and the latter remarking a ghost. Tvicon TV STORY-The End

Personality[]

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Relationships[]

Allies[]

Rangers[]

Family[]

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Others[]

Enemies[]

Villain Groups[]

Evil Space Aliens[]
Machine Empire[]
Divatox Crew[]
United Alliance of Evil[]

Behind the Scenes[]

Portrayal[]

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Zoltar

  • The way that Zordon was created was unique. In the Command Center set, Saban would have a giant plastic tube placed at the back of the room and then have Fielding make faces akin to the movements on camera. They would then crop his face out of that footage and digitally superimpose the images over the tube to give the impression of being there.
    • This practice stopped once Fielding left after filming the episode "The Green Candle-part II" and production recycled the same faces over again.
  • In the original pilot episode, Zordon's name was Zoltar. His voice and appearance were provided by actor David Fielding. Fielding provided the voice and facial performance of Zordon in Season 1.
    • Fielding left the show due to other obligations, and Bob Manahan stepped in to voice the character.
      • Despite the change of actor, Fielding's likeness was used throughout the duration of the series.
  • Fielding mentioned that he was interested in doing a web series about what Zordon would do after Power Rangers. One idea was a comedy series of Zordon doing odd jobs trying to get by and a second was a serious idea of a possible return of Zordon.[1]
  • Zordon's staff in the comics was identical to the staff used by the Mysterious Sage Barza in Zyuranger. Barza was briefly used in in the television series as Zordon's physical form.

Notes[]

  • While the phrase "It's Morphin Time!" is often credited as being the signature phrase of Jason Lee Scott, it was actually Zordon, in the second episode, that first coined the phrase.
  • He is the only mentor character to appear in more than two different seasons.

Appearances[]

Puzzle and Dragons[]

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Zordon in Puzzle and Dragons.

As part of the collaboration by Hasbro in a limited game event, Zordon was an unlockable character in Puzzle and Dragons. He has since been removed from the game after the collaboration ended.

Abilities

  • Change Fire, Dark, Jammer, Poison, Mortal Poison orbs to Water orbs; For 2 turns, 3x ATK for Water Att.

Leader Skill

  • Board becomes 7×6 2x HP & ATK for Water, Light Att.; 3x ATK when 5 or more combos

Power Rangers Legacy Wars[]

In the game Power Rangers Legacy Wars, Zordon is playable as the Eltarian Warrior. He as Eltarian Warrior is an Epic (Leader), Epic (Assist) character, represents as an ally of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

Power Rangers Deck-Building Game[]

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Zordon in Power Rangers Deck-Building Game.

Zordon appears in the Power Rangers Deck-Building Game. He is available in the "Flying Higher Pack" expansion.

Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid & Power Rangers Roleplaying Game[]

Zordon was turned into a non-game specific dice tower that is compatible with both Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid and the Power Rangers Roleplaying Game. The dice tower includes a two piece GM screen for the roleplaying game that resembles the interior of the Command Center.


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