|The Falconzord was the personal zord of the White Mighty Morphin Power Ranger, which could join with the other Ninjazords to form the Ninja MegaFalconzord.
|Ninja Quest, Part III
|Dimensions in Danger
|Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel
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The Ninja Quest
Following the destruction of the Thunderzords and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers powers, Zordon sent the teens on a quest to locate the creator of their Power Coins. Zordon told them of a legendary lost temple hidden beneath the Desert of Despair. Though thought to be lost, Zordon and Alpha 5 possessed a map that they had found when they discovered the original Power Coins. [MMPR3: “Ninja Quest, Part II“]
Following the map through the desert, the teens found themselves in a large oriental garden. Towering over the garden was a temple, it’s gates locked. As the six teen approached, the gates swung open, allowing them to enter. Inside, the teens found Ninjor, who was unreceptive to their pleas for help. Recognising that they did not seek power out of greed, Ninjor agreed to help them in their quest to realise their inherent ninja spirits. Ninjor led the teens in a ceremony, guiding them to their ninja animals.
With the Rangers now in possession of new Ninja Power Coins, Ninjor summoned their new Ninjazords. As the image of the Zords appeared in the sky, he explained that this new fleet of Zords was one of power, grace and beauty. Ninjor explained that the Zords were driven by the force of Ninja, infused with the power of light and strength.
The new Zords were far superior to the Dinozords and Thunderzords of the past. Whereas before, the Ranger power came from the brute strength of the dinosaurs, if would now come from the swift, intelligent cunning of the Ninja. Ninjor told Tommy to immerse himself in the mighty Falcon Ninjazord’s quest for justice and strength. [MMPR3: “Ninja Quest, Part III“]
Controlling the Falconzord
When summoned, the Falconzord was able to fly to the city incredibly fast from its hiding place. The Ninjazord was controlled from an internal cockpit by the White Ranger. The cockpit was a small area, accessed from an entry point towards the front-left of the cockpit. The cockpit had a large forward window that was outlined in white.
The rear wall of the cockpit featured various flashing status indicators and a small, golden illuminated disc that bore the symbol of the Falcon, as was seen on the White Ranger’s Ninja Power Coin and Ninja Ranger suit. Like the Thunderzords, the cockpit did not have a seat for its pilot. [MMPR3: “Stop the Hate Master, Part I“]
Powers and abilities
The Falconzord could fire bolts of energy from its mouth, but these did not appear to be remarkable effective on their own. The Falconzord could fire a series of rapid blasts from the tips of its wings, folding them inwards allowing it to swoop and aim towards a target while still in the air. This same attack was also used as part of the assault to destroy the giant Hate Master monster. [MMPR3: “Stop the Hate Master, Part II“]
The Falconzord was remarkable manuvarable, and would often swoop between buildings and under bridges all whilst managing to dodge incoming fire. The Falconzord could combine with the other Ninjazords to form the Ninja MegaFalconzord, contributing a pair of massive wings to the combination, allowing the Zord to fly. The Falconzord could also combine with the Shogun Megazord to form the Shogun MegaFalconzord.
The stolen Falconzord
In 1995, Lord Zedd devised a plan to use the ancient Shogunzords as weapons against the Rangers. However, in order to activate the Zords, he required the technology of the Ninjazords and a power source. Kat, under Rita Repulsa’s control, stole Kimberly’s Power Coin, allowing Kat to teleport into the Falconzord to steal it. With the Falconzord under Zedd’s control, it was reverted to a animal form and kept in a cage in Zedd’s throne room. Without the Falconzord, the other Ninjazords were rendered inoperable. [MMPR3: “Changing of the Zords, Part I“]
Billy was able to recover access to the Rangers’ Ninjazords through a device that was hooked into the computers of the Command Center which imitated the Falconzord’s energy readings until the real Falconzord could be recovered. [MMPR3: “Master Vile and the Metallic Armor, Part I“]
The White and Pink Rangers would later mount an offensive to the Moon Palace to retrieve the Zeo Crystal. During the infilitation, they were able to rescue the falcon from the throne room and return it to Zord form. As they returned to Earth in the Zord, the normal falcon symbol on the rear wall was replaced by a large golden stylised falcon symbol. The Zeo Crystal was able to be stored in the Zord’s engine room during the following battle with the giant Globbor monster. [MMPR3: “Master Vile and the Metallic Armor, Part II“]
In late 1995, Master Vile was able to use the Orb of Doom to reverse the timeline, reverting the Rangers to children. During this time, the Rangers were unable to call upon the Ninjazords with the exception of the Falconzord, which could be summoned using the Falcon remote control.
Future of the Falconzord
In 2017, Tommy was shown using his Master Morpher to transform into the White Ranger despite his powers being destroyed. The White Ranger was able to summon the Falconzord to capture one of Lord Drayvon’s mega arrows, subsequently using it to destroy Drayvon himself. During the battle, the cockpit of the Zord appeared to be located in the neck of the machine. [PRSNSt: “Dimensions in Danger”]