|“||Prepare to meet your doom, I am Primator!||„|
The Primator is a white baboon/ape shape-shifter monster, created by Lord Zedd. He could shapeshift and turn into anybody. He is the main antagonist of the episode "The Wanna-Be Ranger".
He is voiced by Paul Schrier and Richard Epcar.
Primator is a baboon-like monster with white fur, black skin, a red wrinkled face and a bald cap with a white Mohawk.
While Zordon must temporarily de-energize, Zedd creates Primator from Zack's white gorilla costume, that he was using to perform at his cousin's birthday party. When Alpha 5 leaves the Command Center to a lost boy named Dylan find his mother in the park, Primator transforms into Billy and confronts Alpha and Dylan while the latter is teaching Alpha how to play soccer. When Primator tries to persuade Alpha to them both to the Command Center, he gets caught in the reflective surface of Alpha's helmet, which exposes Primator as an impostor. When Primator attempts to force Alpha to take the Command Center, he tells Dylan to get to safety and actives his his self-destruct sequence. Unable to use Alpha to get into the get into the Command Center, Zedd orders him to forget Alpha and destroy the rangers, he complies to.
Primator then goes to the Angel Groove Youth Center and shape-shifts into Zack, he then tells Kimberley and Trini that Tommy is in trouble, he's surrounded by the Putties in the park and is losing his powers. When they ask why Alpha didn't contact them, Primator he doesn't know and he will find Billy and Jason, then the two head to the park, where are attacked by Putties but manage to defeat them.
When the Rangers get suspicious and return to the Command Center when they are unable to contact Alpha. Zordon, who has now re-energized, explains the situation about Alpha and the Primator to the Rangers, and Primator attacks Angel Grove harbor. The Rangers show up and to fight Primator, but he confuses them by shapeshirfting into Trini, Zack, and Jason, so they return to the Command Center. After Zordon explains to the Rangers Primator's weakness when he sees himself in a reflection he cannot maintain his transformation after he witnesses this when Primator attacked Alpha, the Rangers return to Angel Groove Harbor as Primator is impersonating Tommy losing his powers, which Jason, Billy, and Trini witness. He then tries convince them to give up, only give himself away as the real Tommy wouldn't give up, and then they use Kimberly's mirror to expose Primator. Unable to fool the Rangers anymore his powers, Primator fights the Rangers but is overpowered by them. Lord Zedd then makes Primator grow, and the Rangers summon the Thunderzords and the Dragonzord fight Primator, then he is destroyed by the Thunder Megazord, just in time for the Rangers to stop Alpha from self-destructing.
Primator was cunning, sneaky and unpredictable monster. He cunningly used his ability to shapeshift as he tried to trick Alpha into giving him access to the Command Center and later when he battled the Rangers. He is also arrogant, tough and confident which was his weakness as he was defeated by heroes. But he is also faithful to Zedd.