A Man Called Krinkle is the 10th episode of the series.

A Man Called Krinkle
Season 1, Episode 10
Air date November 20th 2004
Written by Brandon Auman
Directed by Fumio Maezono and Ciro Nieli
Episode guide
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The episode begins with the Monkey Team, facing off against a mutated plant monster and losing. All their attacks, even the Lasertron Fury rendered useless, because it's a voracious monster that feasts on energy, sewage and solid substances. They finally prevail when Chiro gets the idea to throw the beast into a vat of Miracle Grow. The plant explodes, raining muck and monster all over Shuggazoom. After the battle, the Clean Ops, a group of orange-suited workers, whose job is to clean up after the Monkey Team, their chaotic and often destructive battles. One such member, Gyrus Krinkle (Clean Ops Tech No. 06751), worships the Monkey Team to the point of unhealthy obsession, even begging for an application to join the Team. He's denied, albeit kindly, by Chiro, and his boss fires him on the spot for "excessive creepiness." Krinkle returns to his home, which is in his mother's basement, which he has filled with Hyperforce memorabilia, and vows to prove everyone wrong.

Meanwhile, back in the Robot, Chiro is ogling a toy robot on his computer, when Nova bursts into his room and leads him to a surprise birthday party to him from the monkeys. He receives a Talic space gem from Nova, a magical gem that changes shape with his emotions. From Auntari, he receives a book of Aeronite philosophy, a book which takes approximately ninety-seven years to read. A Zarglador, the only slug in the galaxy known to secrete candy, from Gibson. Otto gives him what looks like dentures on a stick, a gadget he created to pre-chew Chiro's food. Sparx arrives late, after forgetting about the party completely, presents Chiro with a Tekroid 8-88, the same robot toy that Chiro was reading about earlier. He found outside, believing it had been left there, by a fan.

The team later discovers that the toy had indeed not left by a fan, but by Gyrus Krinkle as part of a plot to take over the Monkey Team and the Super Robot. However, the next morning, the Team is suddenly attacked by a large spider drone, and leaps into battle. The monster seems to know all their weaknesses. However, the team defeats it after a quick, yet decisive battle by flinging it into a building, leaving the Super Robot entangled in the spider's sticky web. Krinkle conveniently shows up as the team mourns the length of time they would need to dedicate to cleaning the Robot and simply zaps the gunk away. Despite his hopes, he's firmly rejected from joining the team yet again. Krinkle snaps, revealing that he built the Mechaspider, and decides to follow through with his plan to take over the Super Robot.

Later that evening, as Chiro sleeps, the Tekroid comes to life, clamping itself around Chiro. Krinkle appears, dressed as Chiro, and the toy hypnotizes the monkeys into thinking their leader is an enemy. Krinkle commands the monkeys to attack. However, Chiro quickly figures out what is going on, and taunts Nova into punching him in the face, cracking the helmet and the hypnoscreen, releasing the monkeys from their hypnosis. Krinkle has one last trick up his sleeve, however, and spreads an explosive gel all across the floor, threatening to destroy the Robot. Chiro comes to the rescue for a final time, convincing Krinkle to disarm his bomb.

Unfortunately, Krinkle ended up insane, babbling to himself as the Monkey Team imprisoned him on Ranger 7 in a padded room.

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