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What in God's Name Has the Power Rangers Movie Done to Alpha 5

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Ai yi yi yi yi.

IGN has revealed new concept art for Power Rangers’ updated take on Alpha 5, Zordon and the Rangers’ easily panicked but trusty robotic sidekick in the show. Except this time the character, voiced by Bill Hader, isn’t actually a robot. Instead, Alpha is an actual alien, complete with bizarre tentacled eyes and similarly textured armor to the suits the Rangers wear when they’re morphed up—a mix of organic and inorganic parts.


Some traditional elements of the original Mighty Morphin design are kept, like the saucer-shaped helmet and the predominantly red color scheme, but this might be Power Rangers’ weirdest take on a design from the show yet. And that is saying something, considering what we’ve seen of Rita, the Zords, and everything else.

Those eyes, you guys. I feel like this would look at least a little bit better without them creeping me the hell out.


Power Rangers is set to hit theaters March 24, 2017.