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
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.
I don’t usually talk about Power Rangers here. It’s just not my thing. That said, here is the first picture of Elizabeth Banks from the new Power Rangers movie as Rita Repulsa.
I am all for modernized redesigns but when you can’t even recognize the character, I don’t like it. This picture has turned me off of the project even more than before. If you showed me this pic and asked who it was, I wouldn’t even begin to be able to guess.
Sorry, this does not bode well for the movie itself if the main villain is so unrecognizable.
Of course, I am a huge Machiko Soga fan so any change away from her look makes me upset.