Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ranger Villain Profile: Zyuranger Bandora

Played by actress Machiko Soga (曽我 町子 Soga Machiko), you might better know Bandora as Rita Repulsa in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

Witch Bandora (魔女バンドーラ, Majo Bandōra) was originally queen of the Fairy Tribe Dall, until her son Kai was inadvertently killed by a Tyrannosaurus. Torn by grief, she went mad and sold her soul to Great Satan for the power to avenge her son and slaughtered the dinosaurs as an evil witch. She has seemingly unlimited magical abilities, including enlarging her Dora Monsters and she serves as the arch-nemesis of the Zyurangers. Hates children and dinosaurs as of the current day when she completely forgot about her son Kai as there is a kind of forgetfulness that comes with madness. Because of that, she simply focused on attacking innocent human children and using them as her victims and simply focused on her aims of dominating over the world. She occasionally sings her theme song, Dora! The Song of Witch Bandora which was sung after Burai first appeared. Has a bad habit of getting extremely furious when defeated in a hilarious manner and gets headaches at times, only to be comforted by her fellow warriors like Grifforzer. Does crazy things like going on a crash diet as well and sometimes fires her powers at her followers when they fail her which is quite stereotypical for sentai arch-enemies, in her case as the arch-enemy of the Zyurangers. Ironically loses her powers after shedding a tear over Kai's death, as a witch only loses her power upon crying. Powerless, Bandora was sealed away once more by Daizyujin along with all her henchmen. During the last time we see her, she is overwhelmed by the cuteness of Lamie and Grifforzer's son and cradles him around, proving she has, in the end, regained a part of her former goodness. Unlike most evil queens that usually died in Sentai, she was simply sealed off after her last defeat and has a funny side too. Bandora's staff, the DoraSceptor, can do many magic tricks, including making the Dora Monsters grow.







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1 comment:

  1. R.I.P. Machiko Soga. She should've been alive this 2011 in Goukaiger. So, who played Bandora...if Soga-san is dead?

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