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NAME: Dora Goblin
Dora Goblin (ドーラゴブリン, Dōra Goburin)

Kyouryu Sentai Zyuranger, Episode 7:
I Can See, I Can See

– rad Viking helmet
– repulsive snaggle-toothed smile
– skull-flecked attire

– being invisible to everybody except kids
– eating the souls of children
– getting fooled with the greatest of ease
– playing the accordion


Kyouryu Sentai Zyuranger is varied in its villains and monsters. They can be terrifying as fuck. They can be destructive forces of nature. Or they can be children-napping, accordion-playing dorks.

Dora Goblin

Yes, Dora Goblin — known as Gnarly Gnome in the Power Rangers dub — is about as unthreatening as monsters get. He spends most of his Kyouryu Sentai Zyuranger episode being invisible and chasing after kids.

Dora Goblin

Even when he grows to enormous size with the help of Witch Bandora and uses his giant laser-rake and laser-helmet as weapons, he’s still fucking useless. His only real skill is hypnotising the Rangers using his fruity accordion-powers. But that isn’t enough to save him from the most vicious of beatings.

Dora Goblin

This is really part of the delight of Kyouryu Sentai Zyuranger. It’s a frantic, panicked, cartoonish mess of a show where anything can happen. And that includes a ridiculous, accordion playing buffoon whose downfall is putting his shoes on the wrong way around (that’s how he becomes visible to adults). I’m so glad this show exists.