The Zord used in the television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are themed after prehistoric, mythical, and modern animals. They are created by Ninjor, a wise warrior who also created the Power Coins and the Alien Rangers' Battleborgs. The mecha footage came from the Super Sentai series Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger, Gosei Sentai Dairanger and Ninja Sentai Kakuranger respectively.
Due to the unexplained nature of the Morphing Grid, it is revealed in the multiple part episodes of "The Mutiny" and "Ninja Quest" that the destruction of the Zord would ultimately destroy the Rangers powers together. In "The Mutiny" episodes, Alpha creates the Thunderzords from the Dinozords by using what he could salvage, thus not destroying the Rangers powers (the Dinozords are presumably re-created since they are used to transform into the Thunderzords, not two different Zords). In the "Ninja Quest" episodes the Rangers lose their powers when the Thunderzords are destroyed.
The Dinozords are the very first Zords to be used in Power Rangers history. They are all based on prehistoric creatures. In the original "Day of the Dumpster" pilot, they are referred to as "Dinodroids." It is interesting to note that, although they are referred to collectively as Dinozords, only the Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops are actual dinosaurs. The Mastodon and Saber-Toothed Tiger are mammals that are post-Cretaceous, while Pterodactyls are pterosaurs, a separate group of archosaurs from dinosaurs. To summon the Zords, the Rangers normally call out, "We Need Dinozord Power, Now!" (Though in some episodes the Rangers simply called on their Zords individually) The Dinozords are used to battle the forces of Rita Repulsa throughout season one. After they are upgraded into the Thunderzords in season two, the Rangers no longer use the Dinozords for battle, but every time they summon the Thunderzords, the Dinozords usually appear first and then each change into their Thunderzord counterparts. When the Thunderzords are destroyed in season three, the Dinozords are destroyed along with them, due to them being the base components for the Thunderzords.
The Dinozords are as follows:
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