It is one of the many monsters created by Lord Zedd to destroy the Power Rangers in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
Characters Consumed Edit
Created by Lord Zedd from the large & unusual shell that Kim had found at the lake, '''Turbanshell''' is a mollusk monster. Turbanshell wields a staff with a large spiked shell on one end, projects energy beams from his face, and can project an energy twister from his staff. He also seems to grow giant on his own accord, rather than through Zedd's growth bomb. Turbanshell was able to seal itself up in its shell and hurl itself repeatedly, in a circle pattern, at the Thunder Megazord, knocking it over, and cause the Rangers to eject from it. Turbanshell takes a break and goes back to Zedd, who becomes furious with Turbanshell for leaving the battle while having the upper hand.
Turbanshell was then sent to fight Tommy Oliver as he was able to absorb the last of his powers. Turbanshell causes Tommy to desperately fight back even without his powers even when they are brought to the [[Otherworld]]. [[Goldar]] intervenes and tells Turbanshell that he will continue torturing Tommy while Turbanshell resumes his destruction of Angel Grove. Turbanshell is hesitant at first and wants to be the one to finish Tommy, but Goldar threatens him and reminds him of his status as an underling, letting him know that Lord Zedd has other plans for him. Turbanshell continues to attack [[Angel Grove]] after Goldar takes over his place.
In the meantime, Turbanshell's onslaught is broadcast on television and the Rangers feel helpless since they can do nothing to put a stop to him at that time. Tommy manages to escape from Goldar, returning to Angel Grove. Tommy then deceives Turbanshell by hiding in a cart of watermelons, which Turbanshell eats. Tommy attacks the monster from the inside with intense heat and then Zack grabs a nearby water hose, rapidly cooling Turbanshell's exterior, causing him to freeze. With the monster severely weakened, and Tommy regurgitated as a green ranger-coloured energy sphere that distends outwards and retakes human form, the Thunderzords are brought back, and the Rangers quickly defeat the monster with the Thunder Saber.
Method of Consumption Edit
The Tubanshell just grabbed a bunch of fruit from a truck and swallowed all of it and Tommy Oliver in one gulp.
- The footage with the TurbanShell was made specifically for the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series and, therefore, has no Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger counterpart.
- Unlike the Terror Toad and Invenusable Flytrap the TurbanShell is the only the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers monster to eat a Power Ranger without knowing it did so.