Alien Species

Tangean Royals inhabit the planet Tangea. The most iconic member of their species is the independent, strong-willed and clever Princess Mira Nova, who is not only the heir to the Tangean throne but also a Space Ranger.

Tangean Royals are a very intelligent species. They possess great mental abilities that allows them to read minds, cause pain to their enemies and walk through solid objects. They are governed by a king who effectively enforces the division of social classes in their planet.


Tangean Royals are aliens from the planet Tangea. Their skeletal system and outer appearance resemble that of Homo sapiens, except they have turquoise skin which turns yellow when they are exposed to the sun for too long, a process called "Yellowing" (similar to when Humans undergo sunburn).

Tangean Ancestors

In one incident in which several rangers reverted to their primitive forms, Mira Nova turned into a giant amoeba, providing clues about the ancestral form of her species. Believing that it took them millions of years to phase through objects and form a humanoid structure, this means they didn't evolve like Humans and is the reason they possess this blue skin color.

Powers and abilities[]

Tangeans possess several mental abilities. They can read minds, erase memories, plant ideas into other people's minds, use mind link with other individuals who can mind link with them too, such as Romac, Mira's ex-boyfriend, and render people unconscious by using a technique called the "Tangean Brain Squeeze". At one point their princess, Mira Nova, was able to sense the location of her planet which had mysteriously disappeared. Tangeans can also phase through walls, their clothing, other individuals and any other solid object as long as they hold their concentration (an ability known as "ghosting"). It is believed that a Tangean's powers can grow weaker and they may even lose them completely if they fail to practice their skills, as exhibited by King Nova, Mira's father. Although she is very strong, Mira herself has yet to develop her full Tangean powers.

The powers of the Tangean Royals, however, are useless against the powers of the Tangean Grounders because they cancel each other out. Another drawback is that when ghosting through materials, Tangeans absorb the energy, which is an invigorating experience and empowers them greatly, but unfortunately, the process is addictive and might become a problem.

If overusing their ghosting powers during chase or travel too frequently through, they can exhaust themselves quite quickly and must rest to regain their strength.

Culture and society[]

Tangea is home to two classes of people namely the Grounders (those who live on the ground) and the Royals: the race that the royal family belongs to. Tangean Royals live in the sky and look down on the Grounders literally and figuratively. Inter-class mingling is deeply frowned, especially by Royals. This disapproval can be seen when Princess Mira Nova dated a Grounder a year before she signed up for Star Command. By doing this, she is said to have disgraced the royal family.

King Nova believes that his race is above all other races and he discriminates not only on the Grounders but also on other species like Humans. He has made it very clear in several occasions that he disapproves of his daughter joining Star Command and calls Humans "monkeys".

Notable members[]


Despite their arrogance and special abilities, they were attacked by the evil Emperor Zurg in hopes of taking over their planet with the help of his Hyper-Hornet. Buzz Lightyear came to Tangea to save them, which inspired Tangea's princess and only heir to the throne, Mira Nova to join Star Command.


  • Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins (2000)


  • The name "Tangean" originates from the word "intangible" meaning incapable of being perceived by the sense of touch, which perfectly describes the "ghosting" powers Tangeans are famous for.
  • Tangean culture is similar to British ruling class, clothing, accents and stereotypical superiority traits.
  • It is considered forbidden for a Tangean and a Grounder to be together because the offspring may lose both parents' special abilities or the Tangeans refuse lose their "ghosting" superiority over the Grounders and off worlders.