bandoras

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[VILLAIN] Witch Bandora.

Japanese name: 魔女バンドーラ
Romanized name: Majo Bandoora

Alignment: Bandora Gang
Type: Humanoid
Inspiration: Witch
Status: Defeated.

From: Kyouryuu Sentai Zyuranger

Trivia

  • Bandora’s actor, Machiko Soga, passed away in 2006. Beforehand, she starred as non-villain Magiel in Magiranger. Her other tokusatsu roles include: Queen Hedrian (Denziman, Sun Vulcan), Laraba (Maskman), the voice of Ball Boy (Machineman) and a minor character in Battle Fever J.
  • Bandora’s name could be inspired by the Greek deity Pandora. The release of the Bandora Gang from the seal might be a reference to the opening of Pandora’s jar (often mistakenly called “Pandora’s box”). In Greek, the word “pithos” means “jar.” The vase-like imprisonment that Bandora and her minions were placed inside of in the finale resembles a typical pithos.
  • Unlike many of the archenemies in tokusatsu, Bandora survived. She was depowered after crying over her son’s death, and she was sealed away along with her henchmen.
  • Bandora wielded the Dora Scepter (ドーラセプター).
  • For the Japanese broadcast of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, Machiko Soga returned to dub Rita Repulsa’s lines.
  • Bandora was the cause of the dinosaurs’ extinction.
  • She was originally the queen of an ancient tribe of humans known as the Dal.

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[VILLAIN] Grifforzar.

Japanese name: グリフォーザー
Romanized name: Gurifoozaa

Alignment: Bandora Gang
Type: Ancient being
Inspiration: Griffin, knight
Status: Alive.

From: Kyouryuu Sentai Zyuranger

Trivia

  • His name is also romanized as “Grifforzer”.
  • He is Lamy’s husband. The couple had a son that was introduced in the final episode of Zyuranger.
  • Grifforzar was mute until around episode 20. In exchange for Lamy’s help, Bandora restored Grifforzar’s voice.
  • Grifforzar was considerably more vicious and less humorous than his teammates. His Power Rangers counterpart, Goldar, was eventually reduced to a source of comic relief. It should be noted that a new costume was made for Goldar in Saban’s adaptation.
  • Grifforzar’s original voice actor was Yoshimitsu Chida. Later, Kan Tokumaru took over the part.
  • Unlike most evil generals in Super Sentai series, Grifforzar survived.

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5 things I like about myself

Thank you sweet bandoras for thinking i’m interesting enough to tag me.
1. That I’m not losing my mind over having to be at the doctor AGAIN.
2. I.am perssistant…all though I’ve gained two lbs I will kill those little fuckers.
3. I like that I find passion in most everything. It makes everything a little more interesting.
4. I want to learn something new.
5. I will never give up on love.

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[MONSTER] Dora Cockatrice.

Japanese name: ドーラコカトリス
Romanized name: Doora Kokatorisu

Alignment: Bandora Gang
Type: Dora Monster
Inspiration: Cockatrice
Status: Killed by Super Legend Lightning Cut.

From: Kyouryuu Sentai Zyuranger - Episodes 9 & 10

Trivia

  • A cockatrice is a mythological beast that is usually described as a bipedal dragon with the head of a rooster. Like a gorgon, the cockatrice can turn its victims into stone. They are sometimes confused with the basilisk.
  • Unlike its Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers counterpart Chunky Chicken (episode “Big Sisters”), Dora Cockatrice had two lives. It was revived as Dora Cockatrice II (ドーラコカトリス2号; Doora Kokatorisu Nigou). However, there were other Chunky Chickens seen throughout the Power Rangers series.

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