- wrist devices used to enhance LightspeedRangers' strength and firepower; also used to summon Mega Battle armor and control Max Solarzord
As the teens described
their defeat in a skirmish with the super-durable Troika, Mitchell
asked about the Battle Boosters, and Miss
Fairweather approvingly noted they were almost finished, although as
they were experimental, they didn't know the Boosters' capability.
In the lab shortly, a tech was scanning a slide-out circuit board
in one of five machines shaped like gumball machines, with clear spheres
on top and each bearing the color and crest of a Ranger; Miss
Fairweather had the tech close it up,
as they were out of time.
From the booth, Miss Fairweather told Carter to energize their Rescue Morphers; clenching his left fist,
Carter had them do so, and the Morphers appeared on their wrists with
Fairweather told him to activate Battle Boosters, and the
gumball-shaped machines, once flipped on, charged with Ranger-colored energy sparkles which
flowed up through the main cylinder of each into the top sphere.
With Ranger-colored energy bolts, the Battle
Boosters formed on the Rangers' right
Fairweather explained the Battle Boosters would intensify their
physical strength powers, as well as their weapons; in all aspects,
including the ability to detach and control the Solarzord remotely from the Megazord cockpit, the Battle Boosters were
identical in function to the Space
Rangers' Battlizer, even being operated
with number keys.
The Battle Boosters were shaped like a silver and
black model of the Solarzord with a white
V on the side, and a blue keypad with buttons 1-9, as well as 0 and a
red V button.
Carter and the others
then made their Morphers vanish in
white energy; future summonings of the Battle Boosters would not require
the Morphers to be present.
The Battle Boosters' functions were activated by
entering in a three-digit numeric code, followed by the enter button,
typically accompanied by a verbal announcement of the numbers being
pressed, with "Activate!" for the enter button.
Carter instantly knew
the new Battle Boosters' numeric codes, presumably informed through visor data.
When Carter and the
others activated code 4-7-8, the Rangers'
forearms briefly glowed with Ranger-colored energy, leaving them
with enhanced strength.
Locking into combat with Troika, Carter grabbed Troika's sword arm and performed a karate chop to
it, breaking the blade.
As both Troika and Carter punched, their fists collided, but Carter's punch smashed through and spark-punched
Troika in the chest.
Soon, using either the 4-7-8 enhancement or
perhaps a different code, Joel and Dana leapt with glowing punches, Kelsey and Chad leapt with
glowing karate chops, and Carter then delivered
a leaping glow-punch, all Ranger-colored.
The code 5-5-5 caused the Battle Boosters to fire
Ranger-colored lasers known as
The Booster Beams caused Troika to fall limply, his last appearance despite
As the Lightspeed
Megazord hung from the underside of the flying Solarzord, Miss Fairweather had Carter engage his Battle Booster; he pressed a red
button in his cockpit, and a small control panel of white buttons
labeled "Max-V Control System" flipped open, and a port for his Battle
Booster slid out into position, bearing silver wings like the Solarzord's.
Carter slid his Battle
Booster off its wrist holder and inserted it into the port, initiating
the Lightspeed Solarzord sequence; the
silver port wings, striped yellow and black on the outside, snapped
shut, and red lights activated.
Carter then activated
code 3-5-6, at which point the Lightspeed
Megazord released and combined with the Solarzord to form the Lightspeed Solarzord; the same code would be
used in 819-QRet.
For more power against Thunderclaw, Carter activated code 4-7-8 on his Battle Booster,
and his non-glowing punch then sent the monster flying.
Days after Ryan's
departure, Miss Fairweather explained
to the teens a simple modification to Carter's Battle Booster to allow them to operate
Max Solarzord by remote, which they'd
need to initiate the new Omega Megazord.
Blasted by the Booster Beams, Olympius tried to resist but staggered back
into the villain wearing his Battle Booster, but Triskull caught his fists and forced him to his
After summoning his Battle Booster with a call
of, "Battle Booster, full power!" Carter posed
with blurry arms clenched his trembling fist before leaping.
Although he was blasted in midair, Carter delivered a glowing red punch to Triskull's midsection, sending him flying back
where he would collapse apparently dead without exploding.
After activating an 8-1-8 code, Carter leapt over Chad and
was launched toward Olympius with a
two-fisted dive, punching Olympius's chest
During their battle with Olympius and Mantevil, Miss Fairweather at a terminal in Transport told the Rangers she'd maxed out their Battle Boosters
and to go for it.
After activating code 8-4-5, Chad apparently had enhanced strength while punching
During the struggle, Olympius struck Chad and
snatched the Battle Booster from his wristband, presumably discarding
the device; Chad would have it back in 827-FrZo.
With his Battle Booster, Joel performed a glowing flying chop on Batlings, then followed with a non-glowing punch
Wearing his Battle Booster, Carter slowly approached Vilevine, completely unfazed by his
energy bolts blasting around him; he then grabbed the monster's hands
and punched him in the chest.
Carter soon leapt with a
glowing fist and punched Vilevine again, sending him flying.
The Battle Booster devices could be inserted into
the top of the Thermo Blasters to power
up the weapons into booster mode.
Activated before firing, the 8-1-8 code caused
the Thermo Blaster booster mode to fire
a powerful red energy stream; the same code had previously been used in
hand-to-hand combat in 823-FiCr.
Finding Carter frozen, Dana typed
5-5-5 on his Battle Booster (with no "enter"), and he glowed orange,
melting off the ice, and then got up; traditionally, this code was used
(with the enter key) for the Booster Beams.
Carter activated code
4-7-8 before delivering a non-glowing leaping chop and punch combination
To form the Omega
Megazord on this one occasion, Carter
activated code 4-5-6 on his Battle Booster; as the Lightspeed Solarzord was 3-5-6, the Lightspeed Megazord theoretically would have
been 1-5-6, and the Supertrain Megazord
To have Chad and Joel summon the new Mega
Battle armor, Miss Fairweather
called out for them to use code 8-6-1.
With his hands
chained behind him, unmorphed Chad struggled to
reach the Battle Booster he had not previously been shown wearing; to
escape, Chad pressed a button (5) and broke
loose, fighting with the Battle Booster then absent from his wrist.
Trapped in the Shadow
World, the Rangers were able to summon
their Battle Boosters.
With his Battle Booster on his wrist to finish
his struggle with Queen Bansheera, Carter posed trembling with blur streaks; he then
leapt, flying through a purple hand bolt, and delivered a glowing red
Carter delivered his charged punch to Bansheera's midsection, although he was
supposed to aim for where her heart would have been.
Following the punch, the Rangers were freed from the Skull Cavern as the castle rumbled with explosions, but Bansheera would survive.
Edited by Joe Rovang. Content owned by Disney, used without permission.