|||This article is about a/an zord in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.|
|First Appearance:||White Light, Part II|
|Last Appearance:||Ninja Quest, Part I|
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"White Tiger Thunderzord! Power up!"
With the creation of the White Power Ranger, Zordon gave Tommy the new White Tigerzord to provide the necessary backup againstLord Zedd's monsters. As the name suggests, he is based off a white tiger. Tommy can summon and control the Zord with his talking saber, Saba.
He first appeared in the second part of White Light. Tommy had trouble controlling the Zord at first, but eventually got past it. He converted to Warrior Mode and fought againstNimrod the Scarlet Sentinel, but was eventually outnumbered and forced to retreat in Tiger Mode. After a brief recollection, he returned with the Red Dragon Thunderzord riding on the Tigerzord. The Tigerzord merged with theThunderzord Assault Team to form the Mega Tigerzord and defeated the three monsters easily. The Tigerzord was used heavily by the White Ranger during the show's second season.Tigerzord cockpit
When the Dragonzord returned, the Tigerzord came up against its predecessor in a heated battle and was defeated. However, in its own battles against multiple monsters, it came out victorious.
When Rito Revolto came to Earth, he prompted the Rangers to bring out theThunderzords. However, the duel was a trap with other monsters ambushing theThunder Megazord and the White Tigerzord. The attacks overloaded theMorphing Grid and terminally damaged the Zords. Tommy got out of the deteriorating Zord before it was destroyed.
Tiger mode is the primary form that the Tigerzord takes when entering battle. It can not only move fast, but can emit powerful sonic blasts at opponents. The Red Dragon Thunderzord can ride on the Tigerzord and use its staff to strike oncoming foes.
"Tigerzord, convert to Warrior Mode, now!"
The primary fighting form, Warrior mode is equipped with a sword, and can fire powerful "White Tiger Thunderbolts" in the form of energy fireballs at his opponents. It has also demonstrated the ability to follow the White Ranger's every move, first used against the monster Nimrod. Tigerzord would often fight alongside the Thunder Megazord in this mode.
See also: KibadaiohMega Tigerzord
The Mega Tigerzord is a combination of the White Tigerzord, the Lion Thunderzord, the Firebird Thunderzord, the Unicorn Thunderzord and the Griffin Thunderzord. The Unicorn made up the right leg, the Griffin made up the left leg, the Lion formed shoulder pads and the back, and the Firebird formed a claw on the Mega Tigerzord's right arm.
This formation first appeared in the second part of White Light. During the duel with Nimrod the Scarlet Sentinel, the White Tigerzord had to retreat after the first encounter. Returning with the other Thunderzords, the White Tigerzord combined with them to form the Mega Tigerzord. Its primary finisher was shooting the Firebird Thunderzord on his wrist towards the target after igniting it with the White Tiger Thunderbolt.
The MegaTigerzord was extremely powerful, possibly surpassing the Thunder Megazord as it handily destroyed Nimrod after the latter was defeated.
It was used four times, and destroyed three monsters. Its other opponents were 4-Head, Cannontop, and Needlenose. 4-Head was destroyed by the Thunder Ultrazord.
- The Tigerzord is the second Zord in Power Rangers to not only have an animal Zord form, but also a humanoid robot mode as well. The first is the Red Dragon Thunder Zord. This would later on be repeated with other Zords.
- Early Japanese designs show that the Tigerzord was originally planned to combine with re-designed versions of the Dino Zords had Saban opted to order Zyu3 footage from Japan as opposed to production moving to America and adapting Dairanger directly. (See Zyu2)
- Unlike the American version, the Chi-Beasts were not mechanical and thus could not be destroyed because they are mystical beasts.
- There are not cockpit shots of the Mega Tigerzord as the production team went with Dairanger footage of KibaRanger's cockpit instead of new US footage like the Thunder Megazord. Using Dairanger footage of Kibadaioh (Mega Tigerzord's counterpart) would end up showing the four Dairangers that were not used forPower Rangers. instead of the four Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Zyuranger counterparts who would've been with Tommy. The Tigerzord itself was the only non-combination Thunderzord to feature a cockpit for the same reasons.