|“||You fools...are finished!!||„|
|~ Goldar's most famous line after having severely shaken up the Megazord near the end of his first battle.|
Goldar is one of the main antagonists of the Power Rangers franchise. He is a warrior that serves Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd. He was the archenemy of Jason Lee Scott and was one of the two archenemies of Tommy Oliver (the other being Zeltrax).
Goldar served as the main antagonist of the episodes "Day of the Dumpster", "A Pressing Engagement", "Green With Evil parts I, II and III", "Doomsday", "Crystal of Nightmares," "A Pig Surprise", "Return of an Old Friend", "Mirror of Regret" "Grid Connection". and the overarching antagonist of the "A Star is Born" and "The Ninja Encounter".
Goldar was freed after 10,000 years of imprisonment along with Rita and the rest of her minions. He led the sorceress's first invasion on Angel Grove and, unlike many other henchmen, was quite capable of fighting the Power Rangers. However, Goldar was defeated by the Rangers and their Megazord and would continue to battle many times after that, facing defeat each time. He developed a particular hatred for Jason, the Red Ranger, and Tommy, the Green Ranger, since they were the ones that usually defeated him. After Scorpina was freed, Goldar fought alongside her and he later piloted his own zord, Cyclopsis.
After Lord Zedd came to the moon and took over from Rita, Goldar eagerly accepted his new master and received the restoration of his wings. He led many missions in Zedd's name and often faced Tommy, now the White Ranger, but would get defeated each time and sent back to his master in disgrace. Goldar was aghast when Lord Zedd married Rita and wondered what could have made his master do something completely out of his mind. He found out what the sorceress did to his master and removed the love potion from his system, only to be floored by finding out Zedd still loved Rita. After Rito Revolto came to the moon, Goldar often worked with him but detested his stupidity and stench, though they later became friends of sorts. Goldar managed to prove quite useful in Zedd's plan to activate the Shogunzords since he defeated Ninjor, allowing his master to capture him.
Zeo and In Space
Goldar and Rito were sent to the Command Center to destroy it with an implosion generator. The two spent a great amount of time arguing, lost in the tunnels below but managed to find the Command Center and stole the Zeo Crystal before activating their bomb, destroying it. However Goldar and Rito got messed up as they were teleporting out and lost the Crystal and their memories (also in Goldar's case, his wings). They wandered around Angel Grove, where they eventually met Bulk and Skull, who took them in in exchange for the two becoming their servants. However one day, as they were napping Zedd and Rita found their way into their dreams where they restored their memories and Goldar's wings. The pair found their way back to their masters and helped them in their plots to take out the Machine Empire.
After blowing up the Royal House of Gadgetry, Goldar accompanied Zedd and Rita to the meeting of the United Alliance of Evil on the Cimmerian Planet. He took part in Dark Specter's galactic invasion, helping his masters' attack on the Vica Galaxy and subduing the Gold Ranger. Goldar's fate is left unknown and it is presumed he was destroyed or purified by Zordon's energy wave. It is confirmed twenty-two years later that Goldar was destroyed by Zordon's energy wave.
Goldar's sword is one of the many villain relics in Ryjack's collection that are acquired by Evox and his minions (what exactly killed Goldar is not made clear but he was most likely a victim of Zordon's energy wave). On Evox's orders, Scrozzle uses Ryjack's reanimizer powered up by diamonds on Goldar's sword, reviving Goldar as an even more powerful version of the original known as Goldar Maximus. Upon learning that Evox is the one who resurrected him, Goldar Maximus pledges his loyalty to Evox and killed Sledge.
Goldar accompanies Snide to the Dino Charge dimension and fights the Dino Charge Rangers, quickly overwhelming them and the newly arrived Beast Morphers Rangers. He easily took Koda down and stole his Energem before fighting off Ravi, Nate, Steel and Zoey Reeves|Zoey. He easily overwhelmed and demorphed them and destroyed their Morphers off-screen. They then went to find Scrozzle whom was assembling a secret weapon (which was soon revealed to be the Chimera Zord) to use against the Rangers and Goldar cut open a geode for him. Goldar and Snide later appeared alongside some Putties, Triptoids and Vivix to attack Jason, Zoey and Ravi when they tried to ambush Evox and Scrozzle from behind. He, Roxy, Snide and the army attacked but Ivan's Lightning Final Strike took out Roxy and the Z-Rex Blaster destroyed Snide with Tyler taking down Goldar. He refused to surrender but the Rangers combined the Ptera Saber, Dino Spike, Power Blaster, and Z-Rex Blaster into the Dino Power Ultra Blaster which took Goldar down once and for all.
|“||You are only a human, and no mere human is a match for GOLDAR!||„|
|~ Goldar's pompous and slightly bigoted attitudes which was said to Jason in "Jason's Battle."|
Unlike many other henchmen, Goldar was one of the few who was capable of holding his own against the entire Power Ranger team. As time went by in the series, Goldar's character became less threatening and more comical, especially in the first feature film. He was a dangerous fighter initially, being able to defeat the original team in battle single-handedly. Later, however, he began to lose his edge, with Jason handing him his first major defeat in the episode Missing Green. After this point he was apparently less powerful, losing to the Rangers more and more in combat and eventually abandoned all pretense of a serious threat to become overly comedic.
Powers and Abilities
- Strength: Goldar shook seriously shook up the Dino Megazord's cockpit with a single slash and an extremely powerful double kick was enough to knock back the Dino Megazord. Later on. In episodes such as "Exlipsing Megazord" and "Crystal of Nightmares", it was strong enough to take down the Megazord with Scorpina's help.
- Durability: Goldar took the first volley of rounds from the Dino Megazord in Tank Mode did nothing and blasts from all five of the Zord's eyes and being struck by the energized Power Sword and Thunder Saber as well as a fireball from the White Tigerzord in Warrior Mode only made him and Scorpina fall down.
- Master Swordsman: Goldar is better than any other villain at combat with a weapon, perhaps even more than Rita but excluding Zedd. Goldar constantly failed to beat Tommy in his Green Ranger form whilst Zedd could overpower him in his more powerful White Ranger form without breaking a sweat.
- Master Hand to Hand Combatant: Goldar is not as good at hand to hand combat as he is at swordsmanship, but is still easily able to take down all five Rangers (although Tommy was almost always able to overpower him).
- Expert Zord Pilot: Goldar was able to expertly pilot both Cyclopsis and Serpentera with no assistance and overwhelm the Zords easily in both.
- Teleportation: Goldar can make himself vanish into thin air so that he can avoid attacks. Starting with Season 2, he always left in a large cloud of orange flame although he vanished in the same way as Season 1 in the episode "Goldar's Vice-Versa."
- Putty Summoning: Goldar can summon both versions of the Putty Patrol to aid him in fighting the Rangers.
- Tenga Summoning: After the Tenga Warriors replaced the Putties as the footsoldiers of Rita and Zedd, Goldar was able to freely summon them as well.
- Agility: Goldar is extremely quick and agile. Whilst fighting the Dino Megazord for the first time, he was able to quickly dodge around the Megazord and land some blows without being hit.
- Eye Blasts: Goldar can fire fireballs from his eyes which were powerful enough to cause massive explosions around Jason whilst fleeing from him and King Sphinx.
- Thomas "Tommy" Oliver (Arch Nemesis after Jason's departure)
- Zachary "Zack" Taylor
- Trini Kwan
- Tanya Sloan
- Jason Lee Scott (Main Nemesis until the 2nd half of season 2, and Beast Morphers)
- Katherine Hillard
- Kimberly Ann Hart
- Billy Cranston
- Adam Park
- Rocky DeSantos
- Aisha Campbell
- Connor Mcknight
- Ethan James
- Kira Ford
- Tyler Navarro
- Chase Randall
- Riley Griffin
- Shelby Watkins
- Alpha 5
- Devon Daniels
- Ravi Shaw
- Zoey Reeves
- Nate Silva
|~ Goldar's first words when Rita announced her scheme.|
|“||This isn't over! I'll be back!||„|
|~ Goldar escaping his first battle.|
|“||Greetings Power Rangers! I just thought I'd stop by and say hello! Ha ha ha ha ha! Before I say goodbye forever! It's been nice knowin' ya!||„|
|~ Goldar after defeating the Power Rangers in "Return Of An Old Friend."|
|“||I have returned! Who is it that has given me new life?||„|
|~ Goldar Maximus' first words upon being created.|
|“||I'LL NEVER SURRENDER TO RANGERS!||„|
|~ Goldar to all 14 Dino Rangers after the Putties, Vivix, Triptoids and Tronics were destroyed and his final words before his ultimate death.|
- Goldar's original place of birth was listed as a planet called "Dredwing", but this was dropped. It was later stated that his birthplace was Saturn's moon Titan.
- Goldar has fought all of the original 6 rangers alone, except for Billy and Kimberly. He also fought both Tommy and Jason whilst they were unmorphed.
- His counterpart from Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger was Grifforzer.
- In the mainstream series Goldar is able to speak. However, in 2017 movie, he lacks ability to speak.
- Goldar shares his name with a heroic giant warrior from the Tokusatsu series The Space Giants. Like this Goldar for Grifforzer, the heroic Goldar was renamed for the American dub, his original name being Magma. The heroic Goldar fought an evil overlord who used giant monsters, much like this Goldar's masters.
Season 1 Monsters: Bones | Giant | Mighty Minotaur | King Sphinx | Gnarly Gnome | Pudgy Pig | Chunky Chicken | Eye Guy | Mr. Ticklesneezer | Knasty Knight | Pineoctopus | Terror Toad | Madame Woe | Snizzard | Dark Warrior | Genie | Shellshock | Spidertron | Spit Flower | Frankenstein Monster | Wheel of Misfortune | Mutitus | Rockstar | Samurai Fan Man | Weaveworm | Babe Ruthless | Fang | Cyclops | Hatchasaurus & Cardiatron | Polluticorn | Twin Man | Cyclopsis | Octoplant | Goo Fish | Goatan | Fighting Flea | Jellyfish Warrior | Mantis | Dramole | Grumble Bee | Two-Headed Parrot | Peckster | Pumpkin Rapper | Soccadillo | Slippery Shark | Lizzinator | Rhinoblaster | Commander Crayfish | Oysterizer
Dino Charge/Dino Super Charge
Ninja Steel/Super Ninja Steel
Evil Space Aliens
United Alliance of Evil