- bat-like foot soldiers used by Bansheera's demons
A while after the demons' release from the Tomb of Forever, Ghouligan, having previously
attacked elsewhere, arrived downtown with Batlings, the Batlings
regularly teleporting in black vampire bat effects.
The Batlings were screeching bat demon henchlings
with bat-winged gold belt buckles bearing an eye slit shape, tiny wings
on their backs, gold dragon-tail designs on their chests, and they
wielded silver blades resembling a cross between a shortsword and a sai
which could be tucked into their belts.
Batlings were stunned by laser blasts from the Rescue Blasters.
Vypra used Batlings to
hammer quake stakes into the ground.
Fighting the Rangers, a Batling shot a blue energy bolt
from its sword.
When summoned by Whirlin, Batlings emerged from black
As the teens ran out of
the hospital in which Kelsey was recuperating,
Chad saw a Batling luring him away; behind an
ambulance, the Batling handed Chad a scroll from
Brian which he read.
When confronted by the Rangers, the Batlings accompanying Smogger drew their swords from their
belts for combat.
Chad followed the
messenger Batling to a desolate field where Brian was training with Vypra and Batlings.
Having accompanied Vypra
on a high-tech theft disguised as two Asian female cat burglars, the two
assistants morphed with purple energy into Batlings.
Somewhere in the city, two Batlings drove a
camouflage military transport truck up to Moleman's compound, where Batlings
waved the truck through a checkpoint, and inside the perimeter, more
Batlings transported cases into the warehouse.
Ordered to fire their weapons at the raiding Kelsey, the Batlings aimed their swords like
rifles, shooting yellow energy boomerangs which shot from purple bursts.
As Kelsey rollerbladed
past the Batlings' lasers, Moleman threw a fireball, knocking
her over, and Batlings grappled her and pulled off her rollerblades.
As Vypra, Olympius, and Loki sat at
a banquet table in the skull castle, Jinxer oversaw a chef-dressed Batling cooking a
pheasant on a rotisserie; other Batlings in red vests served the diners.
Outside his home in the woods, Mr. Tamashiro was approached by Cyclopter, as well as Batlings in
gis, for Cyclopter to ask to be
When Loki appeared but was
kicked back by the seemingly rebellious Cyclopter, the Batlings scurried
off confusedly after Loki had left.
Batlings were able to whisper secretly to
villains in whatever language they spoke.
Neither Jinxer nor
Batlings suffered any obvious ill effects from wading knee-deep in a
small artificial pond of water.
Accompanying Bird Bane to find Olympius's stolen egg, Batlings raided a supermarket and
brought out cartons of regular eggs in shopping carts.
Later, Batlings were disguised as men in dark
suits and hats, along with Bird
On a chase, Batlings leapt into the harbor,
briefly submerged fully, and they then swam quickly after Artie mostly underwater, each briefly
surfacing with hands flapping by their chests like floundering fish as
they bobbed up from the surface.
Sent after Artie by Bird Bane, the Batlings made a
concentrated effort to get back the briefcase of money.
Kelsey blasted each of
said Batlings with her Rescue Blaster
with the effect not shown; when she blasted the last one, it fell and
writhed; its skeleton glowed red (vaguely nonhuman), and it dissolved in
red specks with the bat-teleport departure (two flapping bats which
As the skull castle
rumbled from a distant spell, Batlings stumbled around, and some were
crushed by falling chunks of stone.
Hurrying through the skull castle, Carter
fought hordes of Batlings before shooting all the ones he didn't have
time to fight.
defeat caused explosions to rumble through the skull castle, although the Batlings would
Walking through the castle, Olympius
ordered defensive Batlings out of the way as the chained Diabolico trudged through in front of him to
the damaged central lair.
Before the Lifeforce Megazord returned to the Aquabase, Jinxer,
out of monster cards and only having a
Batling card, embedded the Batling card into the metal hide to give the Rangers a surprise when they returned to their
Following an incantation from afar by Jinxer, the stowaway card glowed with green light, and Batling bats
flooded out from the card into the Lifeforce Megazord's holding bay.
Stopping by the Lifeforce Megazord's holding bay, Miss Fairweather operated a console
before hearing a noise in the darkness, and she suddenly saw the sea of
Batlings which filled the chamber and covered the girders above; those
above then swooped down.
Just then, the Lifeforce Megazord came to life;
inside, as shown later, were numerous Batlings, the five in the pilot
seats wearing the lifeforce-tapping neck tubes, although no Lifeforce
levels were shown to be activated.
Batlings pursued the fleeing Miss Fairweather into the more standard
Aquabase corridors, blowing open a door
with an explosive of some type.
A Batling shot a bazooka pointblank at a security
camera Miss Fairweather had been
using; others had bazookas as well, even firing at the teens when they eventually clashed with them.
Elsewhere, a Batling
threw a grenade with flapping miniature bat wings, causing a substantial
explosion in the corridor.
Megazord, now underwater, struck various points on the Aquabase before slashing and toppling the
isolated Pod Four tower, a blow which distressed Miss Fairweather and Captain Mitchell.
Locked outside Rescue
Ops, Batlings used a metal cylinder torn from something as a
homemade battering ram.
Filling an enormous stadium in the Skull Cavern were likely thousands of
Addressing her army, Queen Bansheera announced the time had come to
take Mariner Bay and that their glorious palace would soon arise from the ashes
of its destruction.
Roaring in exaltation, the Batlings waved their
swords in the air.
When Ryan's legs buckled
from weakness as he stood chained between two pillars, a Batling guard
made him stand again.
Confronted by Carter and
Ryan but backed by a flood of Batlings, Bansheera told them they were outnumbered a
million to one.
When the teens, Miss Fairweather, and Captain Mitchell made their way into the
submarine in the sub bay, Batlings suddenly raided the room.
As the dome was attacked by the Lifeforce Megazord outside, a Batling
jammed the submarine's winch with its bazooka, then others began firing
at the dangling sub.
Soon, the sub's torpedoes blasted the giant front
door open, flooding the sub bay and the Batlings within.
Megazord peered in through the new hole in the dome, but the sub
fired again; the crippled Zord fell back and exploded (head shattering
first), setting off a chain reaction which destroyed the Aquabase.
Confronting Bansheera in her coffin chamber during her
eclipse ceremony, the Rangers had to fight
Batlings, but there would soon be none in the chamber as Bansheera dangled over the Shadow World pit holding on to Carter.
imprisonment in the Shadow World, the skull castle disintegrated into dust, and the
Skull Cavern was not shown again.
Edited by Joe Rovang. Content owned by Disney, used without permission.