- sentient space car affiliated with Red Turbo Ranger
Lightning Cruiser appeared to be a modified
Once Storm Blaster
and Justin had been captured, T.J. was calling Alpha to
have the other teens meet him at the Power Chamber when Lightning Cruiser opened
its door and raced forward, knocking T.J. over with
T.J. tried to chase after
Lightning Cruiser after thinking it knew where to find Justin and Storm
Blaster, but Lightning Cruiser raced out of his reach, then slammed
on its brakes, sending him flying over the car and landing in front of
Lightning Cruiser flashed its lights at T.J. and opened its door, but it then tossed him out,
causing him to confront the car angrily.
Lightning Cruiser began to speed away, but T.J. managed to catch up to the car and climb in,
after which it stopped harassing him.
As Lightning Cruiser approached a construction
site, T.J. tried to use the brake, but it wouldn't
work, so he angrily shifted the gearshift and floored the gas in
retaliation, causing Lightning Cruiser to engage its rear boosters and
fly into the air with jets of air underneath the car.
Once flying, Lightning Cruiser transformed into
jet mode in the following sequence: the middle section of its hood
extended, the front wheels folded down, the tail fin came up, the side
wings folded down, and then two small front wing sections completed the
After Lightning Cruiser had converted to flying
mode, a gray seatbelt appeared on T.J. from red
While the three teens in
the Power Chamber had been unable to find
Justin on any of the scanners, T.J. picked up a signal from the warehouse district on
Lightning Cruiser's display.
Lightning Cruiser's display looked identical to a
Turbo Navigator display; it had menu
bars of Analysis (flashing at first), Search (flashing afterward), and
Navigate; below the menu bars was "Bowzock Search Mode / Mode A - Energy
As Lightning Cruiser flew over the warehouse, Storm Blaster pulled morphed Justin into its seat and then fired a large magnet
from its front winch, clamping onto the rear of Lightning Cruiser
through the roof, and Lightning Cruiser pulled Storm Blaster out.
Later, while Storm
Blaster grappled the flying Dreadfeather, the flying
Lightning Cruiser shot a barrage of red lasers from various places, with
a main source of the lasers being the silver tannon near its tail
Lightning Cruiser's lasers destroyed Dreadfeather.
After the space cars
had arrived to help the Rangers against
Mad Mike, Lightning Cruiser shot
the monster with a red blast of energy from its cannon.
A Red Ranger could be seen in
Lightning Cruiser's driver's seat as it flew in, shooting a barrage of
lasers at Elgar and the Piranhatrons, to save T.J. and Cassie.
Flying with T.J. and Ashley riding in it, Lightning Cruiser shot at Metallasaurus with its laser barrage,
causing no damage.
Divatox shot down
Lightning Cruiser with the neutron
laser, forcing the car to land.
Lightning Cruiser was again able to fly.
Morphed T.J. flew Lightning
Cruiser as a test of new booster fuel formulas designed by Alpha; meanwhile, Carlos and Justin
monitored the tests from the Power
Chamber, and unmorphed Cassie and Ashley were in the woods with the various fuel formulas at a table.
T.J. said Lightning Cruiser
really loved the fuel being
tested in the current run.
When T.J. later got up from the Lightning Fire Tamer cockpit to switch
to Lightning Cruiser, there was a brief shot of Red Lightning spinning through a red flaming
To save them from the forest fire, T.J.
had Bulk and Skull jump into Lightning
Cruiser as it hovered beside their lookout tower.
Lightning Cruiser's laser barrage did little, if
anything, to Torch Tiger.
A missile shot from Maniac Mechanic's battle wagon hit the underside
of Lightning Cruiser as it flew, forcing it to land.
Once it had screeched to a stop, Lightning
Cruiser briefly had trouble starting again.
Lightning Cruiser was blasted, presumably by the
battle wagon, causing damage
to its exterior, particularly its hood.
To summon Lightning Cruiser, morphed T.J. called into his communicator while touching the right side
of his helmet.
After being summoned, Lightning Cruiser streaked
in as red light; its hood was no longer damaged.
Still standing beside Lightning Cruiser, morphed
T.J. told the car to fire, and it blasted Elgar and Rygog with rapid
lasers from its cannon.
After he and Rygog had
been blasted, Elgar told the Rangers, "You're gonna need [Lightning
Cruiser] when Divatox sends down her big--"
but Rygog interrupted him, telling him to be
quiet; Elgar may have said "ol'" or possibly
"gold" before being interrupted, or this may have been merely a grunt.
After the Rescue
Megazord had self-destructed with no effect and the Turbo Megazord had been completely
crippled, T.J. got an idea and had the Rangers eject; he then summoned the Turbo RAM and had Justin set it to detonate upon impact.
T.J. called into his communicator to summon Lightning Cruiser.
T.J. flew in Lightning
Cruiser toward Goldgoyle with
the baseless Turbo RAM Cannon
Mode mounted to the top of the car; as he approached, he pressed a
button, causing the Turbo RAM to
fly off, flying straight into Goldgoyle's mouth, and an enormous
explosion from inside Goldgoyle's body obliterated the
After destroying Goldgoyle, the Rangers teleported away, leaving behind Lightning
Cruiser and the crippled Turbo Megazord.
As the Rangers
attempted to fight off Divatox's invading Piranhatron army halfway up the Power Chamber's mountain, the space cars drove up on their own accord, down
below, and began blasting Piranhatron
with their lasers, with Lightning Cruiser shooting lasers from its
On a red desert planet,
a horde of Piranhatrons was forcing the
chained-up space cars to drag heavy loads
through the desert, with the cars struggling.
Lightning Cruiser struggled and stopped, so the
Piranhatrons unchained it and took off
the large metal bracket covering its cannon; it suddenly blasted a Piranhatron at pointblank range as it
inspected the cannon, and the car sped off and turned around, then
blasted Storm Blaster free from its
recaptured Lightning Cruiser, Storm
Blaster sped away and flew to Earth.
Later, Lightning Cruiser was again chained and
whipped to haul the load, but the Space
Rangers, along with morphed Justin in Storm Blaster, arrived and fought them off.
As the Rangers
fought the Piranhatrons, T.J., morphed as the Blue Space Ranger, reassured
Lightning Cruiser that they'd have it out of here in no time.
After the battle, Lightning Cruiser was soon
T.J.: "Lightning Cruiser, revert to landing mode,
Edited by Joe Rovang. Content owned by Disney, used without permission.