Disclaimer: This was originally written for the now defunct site The Robot’s Pajamas in 2015. It was a different time, pre #MeToo, when one could get away with such a post. It is reprinted here, in its original form, for posterity. That, and because I really enjoyed writing it. Don’t cancel me! In any case, you’re about to read as I apply human beauty standards to aliens and monsters. Yeah, I’m not proud of me, either.
Among my group of friends, I’m known as “The Power Rangers Guy”. It’s a funny distinction because there are tons of people who know way more about the franchise than I do. Somehow, though, I’ve become the source of PR knowledge for the layman. I think a lot of it comes from the fact that I’ve retained all this useless knowledge that should’ve been replaced by tax codes and bank passwords by now. You see, I was already too old for Power Rangers when the show started. I was 13 years old when the pilot, “Day of the Dumpster”, premiered, and I continued to watch the show religiously for the next seven years. Even after that, I was still a “Christmas/Easter Christian” when it came to the franchise, only dropping in for season premieres and finales. So, with an older starting age than a lot of viewers, I saw Power Rangers through a different lens. Yeah, the 13 year old lens. You see where I’m going here. Power Rangers is known for its attractive women, kicked off by Amy Jo Johnson as the original Pink Ranger. Something folks didn’t look at nearly as much, however, were the villainesses. But I did! There were a lot of hot women on the dark side, which made them so much sexier. Today, we’re going to look at the Top 25 Hottest Power Rangers Villains.
25. Queen Bansheera – Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue
AAAHHH!!! Just look at her! I think the best description of this Lightspeed Rescue villain is “80s hot”. Her look has NOT held up. And if you check out her alternate monster form, you know she’d probably totally bite your dick off. Next!
24. Levira – Power Rangers Super Megaforce
She’s an alien baddie with a name that sounds like something from Pfizer. She’s got a boxy build and cables as dreadlocks. The most effeminate thing about her is her mouth. Not body shaming, but she’s just not bringing it.
23. Rita Repulsa I – Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, season 1
This was the original Rita, from the Japanese Zyuranger footage. It’d be like being attracted to your grandmother. I have quite the imagination, but that’s just not a train that I can get on board. Plus, she always had a headache, which is a total boner killer.
22. Toxica – Power Rangers Wild Force
A right hand woman on Wild Force, Toxica just has too much going on. Evil unicorn horn, veil, mismatched bra cups. I just can’t get a read on her.
21. Queen Machina – Power Rangers Zeo
As the Matriarch of Evil on Zeo, Queen Machina’s got a robot dominatrix vibe to her, but she’s still just a robot. Plus, she doesn’t have the curves of her daughter-in-law, Princess Archerina.
20. Scorpina – Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Scorpina was a fierce warrior, but there was nothing really *sexy* about her. Part of the issue is that most of our exposure to her was via Japanese footage, so they stretched a little footage a long way. Oh, and she transforms into a giant ugly bug monster. So that’s why she’s this low on the list.
19. Divatox II – Power Rangers Turbo, season 1
OK, after Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie, Hilary Shepard Turner got pregnant, so when Power Rangers Turbo started, she was temporarily recast with Carol Hoyt. Turner’s Divatox was a goofy vixen, while Hoyt tried to actually play it evil. Without Turner’s rack and humor, Hoyt finds herself at this point on the list.
18. Leelee Pimvare – Power Rangers Mystic Force
The daughter of Mystic Force baddie Necrolai, there’s nothing wrong with Leelee, but she just doesn’t hold a candle to her MILF of a mom
17. Kapri – Power Rangers Ninja Storm
Lothor’s lesser hot niece from Ninja Storm, Kapri spent a lot of time making weird faces.
16. Vypra – Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue
There’s nothing wrong with Vypra, per se. As one of the main villains of Lightspeed Rescue, her design is like something a horny 13 year old would scribble on his Trapper Keeper. Hot Asian chick, wings, metal bra. It’s all there. The reason she’s this low on this list is probably just because I hate Lightspeed Rescue so much as a series.
15. Elsa – Power Rangers Dino Thunder
Elsa was interesting because she wasn’t only a baddie, but she was also the Power Rangers’ school principal in disguise. Her look is very “mom goth”, though, and she just doesn’t do it for me.
14. Morgana – Power Rangers S.P.D.
S.P.D. was filled with beauties on both sides of the aisle, but even moreso on the evil side. Morgana is this low on the list, however, because she started out as a 10 year old girl named “Mora”. Later in the season, she’s transformed to her adult self, “Morgana”. So, the whole kid thing is a strike against her.
13. Charlie (A-Squad) – Power Rangers S.P.D.
Never did evil look so good! The first American female Red Ranger, this sexy lady cop also held the distinction of being a willing disciple of Emperor Grumm. But just look at her!
12. Princess Archerina – Power Rangers Zeo
OK, this might sound weird, but bear with me. Sure, she’s a robot, but she’s cute. Look at her hair! And that outfit – it’s basically lingerie. If she were human, there’s no way this would be allowed on a children’s program other than Xuxa.
11. Rita Repulsa II – Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, season 2 through Power Rangers In Space
This is the post-Japanese footage Rita, so basically the one that you saw from MMPR season 2 onward. Who knew what she was working with under that gown, though? At the end of Power Rangers In Space, she reverts to her human form, who looks like your friend’s hot aunt.
10. Camille – Power Rangers Jungle Fury
As the female baddie of Jungle Fury, Camille is like a flawed clone of Operation Overdrive‘s Miratrix. Same sense of style, same hair tricks, but not as cute.
9. Marah – Power Rangers Ninja Storm
The cutest of evil Lothor’s nieces, Marah made such an impression that she was cast on the next season of the show as a “mean girl” classmate of the Rangers
8. Nadira – Power Rangers Time Force
To paraphrase Strongbad, “Gotta have the pink hair”. Nadira was the daughter of evil mutant criminal Ransik, but she wasn’t that evil. She just wanted daddy’s approval. She was cute, but her look was a little too Marshmallow meets Bride of Frankenstein for me
7. Miratrix – Power Rangers Operation Overdrive
I think I like her because she looks like DC local weatherperson Amelia Draper. Sure, she’s evil, but she’s cute. And she’s never had a bad hair day.
6. Necrolai – Power Rangers Mystic Force
OK, Necrolai’s default form was a big ol’ scary monster. That’s certain. But at the end of the series, she was transformed into human “Nikki” and looked OH so good! I can only assume this is the “Nikki” Prince was singing about.
5. Trakeena – Power Rangers Lost Galaxy
Just look at those buggy curves! Sure, she could transform into a giant bug monster, but her standard form was ALL WOMAN! As the daughter of the evil Scorpius, she’s basically a beetle crossed with a dominatrix.
4. Dayu – Power Rangers Samurai
At the end of the day, Dayu is a weird looking she-monster. But she wasn’t always that way! In flashbacks, she was a beautiful brunette who married the warrior Dekker. When he was mortally wounded, she traded her humanity to save him. That’s a ride-or-die bitch right there!
3. Tenaya 7 – Power Rangers RPM
Sure, Tenaya was basically “Astronema: The Remix” (secretly the long-lost sister of a current Ranger), but she looked so good doing it. Arguably one of the best parts of my favorite Power Rangers season.
2. Divatox I – Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie/Power Rangers Turbo, season 2
More like “Cleave-a-tox”! This space pirate had the best rack in Power Rangers history – so much so that they toned down her TV costume to downplay it. On top of that, she’s probably the most coquettish villainess in PR history
1.Astronema – Power Rangers In Space
This wigged-out beauty turned out to be *spoiler alert* the long lost sister of Andros, the Red Ranger. Her hotness was exacerbated when she became the Pink Ranger early in the next season, and wore nothing but leather in her civilian guise.
So, there ya have it: the Power Rangers franchise through the eyes of my inner 13 year old. I’ll be over in the corner, thinking about what I just did. Surely you have a favorite on the list, so let us know down in the comments!
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