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The 25 Best Power Rangers Villains, Ranked

It takes a hell of a lot to have decades in the game and be a respected franchise when it comes to kids’ entertainment, but that’s exactly what Power Rangers has done. Since its inception in the mid-1990s, the series has stuck around year after year on television network after television network and generation after generation. If you want a full recap of the series, check out our piece here.

Of course, the Power Rangers wouldn’t be who they were if they didn’t have some worthy competition to fight. Below, we’ve made a list of the 25 best Power Rangers villains, in order.

25. Tenaya
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Appearing in RPM, Tenaya 7 (later known as Tenaya 15) was an average human until Venjix, the virus that appears much higher up on this list, turned her into a human-robot-hybrid, whilst still looking like a human the entire time. Even when the Rangers had their weapons, she was able to out-fight them.

24. Goldar
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Goldar’s character ended up going left which is why he isn’t higher on his list, but in his heyday, he was the man. Easily the most powerful of Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd’s Evil Space Aliens, Goldar could take it as well as he could give it, being able to resist multiple Megazord attacks.

23. Diabolico
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Diabolico was the main enemy for a while in Lightspeed Rescue before Queen Bansheera returned. She granted him extra powers which made him a formidable opponent for the Rangers. He even was there in spiritual form when he had been locked up.

22. Admiral Malkor
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The leader of the Warstar, Admiral Malkor was the secondary antagonist in Power Rangers Megaforce. He’s on this list because of how he brings the Armada to Earth, which means that all classic Power Rangers must come together for the win. 

21. Ransik
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One of the most ambitious Power Rangers villains of all time, Ransik travelled back from the year 3000 to 2001 (when Time Force aired) to defeat those specific Rangers. He’s the most powerful Mutant that exists and, spoiler alert, turned a new leaf by the end of the series.

20. Queen Bansheera
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Easily one of the more ruthless Power Rangers villains ever, Queen Bansheera was not unwilling to sacrifice her own son for her goals. She was also an unbelievable strategist when it came to putting her minions out to battle.

19. Rita Repulsa
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Rita Repulsa is arguably the most infamous of the Power Rangers villains, being the longest-lasting in franchise history, appearing in multiple different seasons. While you could discredit some of her individual powers, that takes something special.

18. Mesogog
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Wanting to return the world to a pre-historic era, Mesogog was the extremely powerful villain in Power Rangers Dino Thunder that could be much higher on this list if it were not for his human side, the scientist Anton Mercer, taking over at crucial times. 

17. Dark Specter
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Dark Specter doesn’t get enough credit for his villainous ways. He pulled strings, bringing back many old villains and getting them to do the dirty work. There’s value in that. In the end, it took an attack with the ability to wipe out the entire planet just to destroy him.

16. Trakeena
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The main villain from Power Rangers Lost Galaxy, Trakeena proved to be even more evil than her father Scorpius, which is quite the feat. She went out of her way to make her own plans to defeat the Rangers and almost succeeded, which is why she returned in Lightspeed Rescue.

15. Sledge
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Sledge deserves respect for the vast amount of enemies he led after capturing them through his bounty hunting, if nothing else. His quest for the Energems put him on the Rangers’ radar in Dino Charge and perhaps he would have gotten them if not for them.

14. Ivan Ooze
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Appearing in the Mighty Morphin movie, Ivan Ooze deserves a spot on this list over some main antagonists in the Power Rangers series because he achieved something massive in such a short time. He stripped the Rangers of their powers relatively quickly. It took Rita Repulsa multiple seasons to do this.

13. Lothor
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Lothor gets looked down upon some in the Power Rangers fandom because of the comedic element in his personality, but, admittedly being biased because I watched Ninja Storm as a child, I loved it. He also failed due to his team and not the Rangers, which counts for something.

12. The Warstar Empire
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Consisting of an innumerable amount of Insectoids, Warstar deserves a spot on this list separately from Vrak and Admiral Malkor due to its sheer size. Individually, Insectoids weren’t special and posed no extra threat to the Power Rangers, but together, they were greater than the sum of their parts.

11. Astronema
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Dark Specter’s protégé, Astonema was also the sister of the Red Ranger. Whenever there’s a family collection between the Rangers and their enemy, like the aforementioned Lothor being a Ranger’s uncle, it makes things all the more tense. She almost took over the galaxy too.

10. Koragg, The Knight Wolf
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Created by Octomus The Master, Koragg was used by harnessing the powers of Leanbow, a warrior who sacrificed himself two decades before the events of Mystic Force. This ended up costing him in the long run, thinking too much about honour in battle.

9. The Machine Empire
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Like the Warstar Empire was compromised of Insectoids, the Machine Empire was compromised of machines. Making their mark in Power Rangers Zeo, if they hadn’t have succumbed to their own vanity, they’d definitely have a higher spot on this list. 

8. Omni The Magnificence
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For the length of SPD, Omni The Magnificence seemed invincible. So how did it get defeated, you might ask? Anubis Cruger, the season’s Shadow Ranger, accidentally ended up inside him, thus opening up a chink in his armour for the Rangers to exploit.

7. The Psycho Rangers
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One of the more unique sets of villains in franchise history, The Psycho Rangers are responsible for one of the most iconic moments in the Power Rangers’ history. The Pink Psycho Ranger is responsible for the sole killing of a Power Ranger.

6. Octomus The Master
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The main enemy from Mystic Force, Octomus is one of the scariest looking villains in the entire series. A demonic presence that hangs over the entire season, The Master rules over all villains and had he not underestimated the Rangers when he came to Earth, who knows what could have happened?

5. Dai Shi
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An evil eight-headed dragon from Jungle Fury? Sign us up. Like a few villains on this list, especially higher up, Dai Shi was near invincible when it came to being able to resist attacks. It was Jarrod’s own doing that defeated him. 

4. Ancient Master Org
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There’s something poetic to the fact that of all of the villains in Power Rangers, whether they’re Insectoids, Aliens or Machines, a human is one of the more cunning and vicious. Master Org’s looks were deceiving, because he looked like a sickly old man, but had the fury of any of the villains on this list.

3. Venjix
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Just like we now know all too well how a virus can adapt and mutant, Venjix, the computer virus, could be defeated, only to come back stronger in that area. Its scope on the franchise was vast, with entires countries bombed to shreds.

2. Lord Drakkon
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A rare comic book entry on the list, Lord Drakkon appears during the Shattered Grid event in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic books. An alternative version of Tommy Oliver, Drakkon joined Rita Repulsa here and surpassed her, defeating several Power Rangers while in charge.

1. Lord Zedd
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Lord Zedd was such a fearsome force in Power Rangers that parents notably complained enough for writers of the show to soften him up. Rita Repulsa was even scared of him banishing her because he was more powerful in just about every aspect. He went one-on-one with the White Ranger and lost by a hair.

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A Breakdown of All 26 ‘Power Rangers’ Series In Order

Since it first started airing nearly three decades ago, Power Rangers has been on our television screens almost every single year in some form. It is an undeniably classic franchise that has generated billions of dollars; if you’re in the right age range but didn’t watch at least a couple of series of it in your childhood, you really missed out.

If you did, though, and we’re assuming you did because you’re here, we’re taking you on a trip down memory lane. We’ve taken it upon ourselves to list out every version of the show in order while recapping a bunch of information about when it ran until, who the villains were, and more.

Sit back and feel the nostalgia.

1. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993)
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The one that started it all. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers first aired on August 28th, 1993 on Fox Kids and it’s the only version of the series on this list that ran for multiple seasons. Rita Repulsa is released from 10,000 years of confinement which she was put under by Zordon. Aware of her release, Zordon summons five teenagers to defend earth.

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2. Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers (1996)
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Considered a Mighty Morphin Power Rangers mini-series spin-off, there are just ten episodes of this one. It also features the same characters as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It picks up where the previous series left off. When the Power Rangers are unable to fight, Zordon recruits the Alien Rangers to help.

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3. Power Rangers Zeo (1996)
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Airing from April 20th to November 27th in 1996 on Fox Kids, Zeo is also a continuation of the previous series. In fact, each series was linked until Lost Galaxy, which we’ll get to later. Here, the main antagonist is the Machine Empire, although Rita and Lord Zedd do reappear.

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4. Power Rangers Turbo (1997)
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From April 19th to November 24th, 45 episodes of Power Rangers Turbo aired on Fox Kids. Here, a space pirate called Divatox wants to conquer Earth, and the Turbo Rangers must stop her. Notably, this season saw a lot of changes to the original rangers and new characters introduced where assistance was needed.

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5. Power Rangers In Space (1998)
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Picking up where Turbo left off, Zordon is still a prisoner and Dark Specter wants to use his powers to spread evil not all across the earth, but the entire universe. This is the last series that was part of the Zordon era. This series also contained one of the cooler enemies, the Psycho Rangers. It aired on Fox Kids from February 6thto November 21st in 1998.

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6. Power Rangers Lost Galaxy (1999)
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Debuting on the 6th of February and ending on December 18th, 1999, Lost Galaxy marks the first time that a new cast got introduced with every new series. Also, spoiler alert, this series marked the first time that a Ranger was killed off in the series because the actor had to be treated for leukemia. She thankfully made it back for the last episode after successful treatment. 

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7. Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue (2000)
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The fictional town of Mariner Bay in California was built on an ancient demon burial ground, so no awards for guessing what happened here. The demons are accidentally released and so a government organization, Lightspeed, recruits five people, one of which is Captain Mitchell’s daughter, to stop them. The famous Titanium Ranger appears here, the only ever American exclusive Ranger.

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8. Power Rangers Time Force (2001)
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Set in the year 3000, Time Force is the police force that must deal with mutants and people with superpowers. A dangerous mutant, Ransik, escapes Time Force custody and travels back to the year 2001 after he kills the Red Time Force Ranger. Some of his subordinates also travel back to seek out his ancestor, using his DNA to create the Time Force Power Rangers. This series ran from February 3rd to November 17th, 2001.

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9. Power Rangers Wild Force (2002)
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Animaria is an island that many believed to only be a part of fairy tales but when Cole Evans encounters it in real life, he is met by Princess Shayla who selects him and four others to be the Wild Force Power Rangers and defeat the evil Orgs. This one originally aired on Fox Kids but eventually moved to ABC Kids when Fox was sold.

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10. Power Rangers Ninja Storm (2003)
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Ninja Storm was the first series not to be produced by MMPR Productions, the first to be shot in New Zealand, and the first to air entirely on ABC Kids. Airing from February 15th to November 15th in 2003, Shane, Tori and Dustin are students of the Wind Ninja Academy, but they have to become the Wind Rangers when all of the other students are kidnapped.

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11. Power Rangers Dino Thunder (2004)
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Mesogog is a humanoid dinosaur who brings Earth back to a prehistoric time, so Dr. Tommy Oliver is forced to recruit his students to become the Dino Rangers. Eventually, he and his colleague’s adopted son join them as the green and white Rangers. Dino Thunder aired on Jetix from February 14th to November 20th in ’04.

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12. Power Rangers S.P.D. (2005)
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Set twenty years in the future (which is only four years from now, yikes), S.P.D. stands for Space Patrol Delta, a force that protects the Galaxy from the Troobian Empire. S.P.D. is interesting because aliens and humans are allies for a good portion of it. Like its immediate predecessor, this one also aired on Jetix.

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13. Power Rangers Mystic Force (2006)
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Morticon is the general of the Morlock Army and he plans to take over not just the human world, but the magical world too. Udonna, a sorceress, must form the Mystic Force Power Rangers to protect Briarwood. Mystic Force aired on Jetix in 2006 from February 20th to November 13th.

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14. Power Rangers Operation Overdrive (2007)
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Originally called Drive Force and Relic Hunters, Operation Overdrive sees a billionaire adventurer called Andrew Hartford tasking his own son and four others with finding the jewels of the Corona Aurora before Flurious, Moltor, Kamdor or Fearcats can. This iteration of the show aired on Jetix in 2007 from the 26th of February to the 12th of November.

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15. Power Rangers Jungle Fury (2008)
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The evil spirit of Dai Shi has been stopped from destroying the world by the Phai Zhua for nearly ten thousand years. Master Mao chooses three people to guard the container of Dai Shi but one of them, Jarrod, is eventually deemed unworthy and replaced. He is angered and possessed by the spirit, so the Jungle Fury Power Rangers must stop the evil spirit from taking over the world.

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16. Power Rangers RPM (2009)
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In 2009, the series returned to ABC Kids. From March 7th to December 26th, Power Rangers RPM aired. Venjix is an AI computer virus that has spread across Earth and created robot druids that destroy or enslave humans. Only Corinth remains due to its protective force field and the RPM Power Rangers must protect it. Beast Morphers is a direct sequel to this series.

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17. Power Rangers Samurai (2011)
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Jayden Shiba is a descendant of the original Red Samurai Ranger and he is being trained by Mentor Ji of the Shiba House so that he can prevent Master Xandred’s Nighlok forces from taking over the earth. Fellow samurai descendants join him to form the Samurai Power Rangers. This was the first series to live on Nickelodeon.

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18. Power Rangers Super Samurai (2012)
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Super Samurai is technically the second season of Power Rangers Samurai, but it is recognized as its own season. The Super in the name was done to reflect that there was an upgrade in the Rangers’ powers and as you can see, it becomes a trend for a few years.

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19. Power Rangers Megaforce (2013)
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Zordon from the original few series has a protégé named Gosei and in Megaforce, he calls upon five teenagers to battle the invasion of the Warstar Empire, a group of evil aliens. This first season aired from February 2nd to December 7th in 2013 on Nickelodeon.

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20. Power Rangers Super Megaforce (2014)
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Super Megaforce is of course the second season of Megaforce. Here, Gosei gives the Megaforce Power Rangers new morphers which gives them the ability to assume Super Mega Mode, which gives them the powers of all Rangers before them. It aired in 2014 on Nickelodeon from February the 15th to the 22nd of November.

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21. Power Rangers Dino Charge (2015)
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Sledge is an intergalactic bounty hunter who comes to Earth looking for Energems, so the Dino Charge Power Rangers must wield them to keep them out of his and Snide’s hands. It lasted for 22 episodes from February to December 2015.

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22. Power Rangers Dino Super Charge (2016)
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The second season, Dino Super Charge, also spanned 22 episodes. Here, the Ranger team gets two new members and along with new, more powerful enemies come new, more powerful powers. Nickelodeon also housed this series, which aired almost all year in 2016, from January 30th to December 10th.

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23. Power Rangers Ninja Steel (2017)
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The item of desire in this series of Power Rangers is the Ninja Nexus Prism. It contains six magical Ninja Power Stars, which means that the Galaxy Warriors want it to become invincible. It’s up to the Ninja Steel Power Rangers to use the Stars to morph and stop them. The show lived on Nickelodeon from January to December in 2017.

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24. Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel (2018)
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2018 saw the second season, Super Ninja Steel. The premise was that Madame Odius is still alive and now wants to steal the Prism more than ever. Here, the Rangers eventually claim the Super Steel and become more powerful than ever before.

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https://www.amazon.com/Power-Rangers-Super-Ninja-Season/dp/B07NBGCN84
25. Power Rangers Beast Morphers (2019)
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As we previously mentioned, Beast Morphers is a direct sequel to RPM. Grid Battleforce is a secret agency that combines Morph-X with animal DNA to create the Power Rangers Beast Morphers team, hence the name. Where the virus in RPM was Venjix, here it is Evox. There were two seasons of it, but with the same name, unlike the past few years. It ran from March 2nd, 2019 to December 12th, 2020, in total.

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26. Power Rangers Dino Fury (2021)
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The latest iteration of the show debuted on Nickelodeon in February of this year but was recently brought to Netflix, a reflection of where television is going in general. Here, the dinosaur theme is present for the fourth time. Alien beings called Sporix arrive on Earth and the newest Power Rangers must wield the power of the dinosaurs to defend our planet.

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https://www.netflix.com/title/81354663