|“||You are only a human, and no mere human is a match for GOLDAR!||„|
|~ Goldar to Jason.|
|“||I'LL NEVER SURRENDER TO RANGERS!||„|
|~ Goldar's last words before his ultimate death.|
Goldar is the secondary antagonist of season 1 and a major antagonist in seasons 2 and 3 of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, as well as a minor antagonist in Zeo, In Space, Beast Morphers and the secondary antagonist in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: the Movie. 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 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 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. This resulted in him fighting the Beast Morpher, Dino Thunder, Dino Charge, and Original Team, until meeting his demise as a result of a supercharged attack from the combined teams.
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.
Powers and Abilities
- Strength: As one of the main villains of Seasons, 1, 2, and 3, Goldar is extremely strong. He is far stronger than Finster, Squatt, or Baboo but is outmatched by Rita and Zedd. A single swing of his sword was enough to seriously shake up the Megazord's cockpit. An extremely powerful double kick was enough to knock back the Dino Megazord and a powerful kick was enough to cause the Rangers to be knocked about. When fighting Kimberly and Trini with the Putty Patrol, a single swing of his sword took down Kimberly and two swings took down Trini. While fighting the Beast Morpher, and Dino Charge teams, he was able to take them down almost simultaneously.
- Durability: Goldar is far more durable than any monster or other villain, except for RIta and Zedd, taking somne of the strongest attacks in the first few seasons. The first volly of rounds from the Dino Megazord in Tank Mode did nothing and blasts from all five of the Zord's eyes just knocked him down. A massive punch from the Megazord in Battle Mode just made him stumble a little whilst a chest jab just knocked him over again. Being kicked in the neck by Trini just knocked him down. When the Rangers deployed thier Zords against the Mighty Minotau, Kimberly blasted him with bolts her her Pterodactyl Dinozord knocked down the Putty Patrol but had no effect on Goldar. The entire Beast Morphers team tried to attack him all at once, but Goldar brushed it off easily.
- Teleportation: Goldar can make himself vannish into thin air so that he can avoid attacks.
- Putty Summoning: Goldar can summon the Putty Patrol to aid him in fighting the Rangers.
- 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 made of orange energy from his eyes. These were powerful enough to cause massive explosions around Jason whilst fleeing from him and King Sphinx.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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
United Alliance of Evil