MANTIS

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Trumpet Top had the power to create illusions.  In order to wear out the Rangers, Trumpet Top created illusions of past monsters. Mantis was one of the illusions created, along with Saliguana, Soccadillo, Stag Beetle, Grumble Bee, Fighting Flea, Rhinoblaster, and Slippery Shark.  The first illusion to appear was Grumble Bee.  The Power Rangers face down Grumble Bee.  Soon, Saliguana and Fighting Flea appear.  The three monsters face down the Rangers.  The Rangers fight Saliguana, Fighting Flea, and Grumble Bee.  Soccadillo quickly joins the fight.  The Rangers break apart to fight the various "monsters".  Black Ranger and Rhinoblaster fight.  Black Ranger defeats Rhinoblaster, but now Praying Mantis fights Black Ranger.  Blue Ranger yells at Black Ranger to hang on as he races over to help.  Blue Ranger joins Black Ranger in fighting Praying Mantis.  Blue Ranger is knocked off his feet.  Black Ranger continues to fight Praying Mantis.  Praying Mantis flings Black Ranger off the lifeguard post.  Soon the Rangers are surrounded by Praying Mantis, Soccadillo, Fighting Flea, Rhinoblaster, Stage Beetle, Slippery Shark, and Saliguana surround them.   The Rangers break through and fight Praying Mantis and the rest of the "monsters".  Alpha 5 teleports the Rangers away.  At the Command Center, the Rangers are informed that they have been fighting illusions.  Later, Trumpet Top is destroyed by Thunder Megazord.

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