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Video: Lupita Nyong'o, Disguised As The Pink Ranger,‏ Goes Bonkers At Comic-Con

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Having been around for several decades, San Diego Comic-Con has seen its share of oddities. So it takes a high amount of Weird to throw us off track. The fact that Orlando Jones was officiating weddings? We give that a six out of 10 on the Bizarro scale.

But here's something: Lupita Nyong'o arriving in disguise as the Pink Ranger...and bouncing all over the place as if she'd just downed a whole canister of Country Time lemonade mix. She crawls behind tables. She poses with a pair of Ghostbusters. She points at a figurine of Maz Kanata (her character from The Force Awakens). And all the while everyone is oblivious to the fact that an Oscar-winner is scurrying among them.

What makes it a little unsettling is that Nyong'o had eschewed the customary Power Rangers helmet, replacing it with an inscrutable white mask and a pair of sunglasses that Bono would have worn during his stint as "The Fly." Strange? Maybe, but also much cooler than the (wildly unnecessary) outfit alterations for that Power Rangers reboot.

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Now that her identity has been revealed, we assume that Nyong'o has retired her pink-tinted costume. Though you never know; she could be passing the crosswalk right before your eyes, just as you're glancing around for a parking spot and regretting your decision to not take a Lyft:

Nyong'o wasn't at Comic-Con just to moonlight as a Power Ranger. She was there to promote the upcoming Black Panther, which is set to land in February of 2018. She'll be acting alongside Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, and Angela Bassett, among others. Here's her hanging out with some of her cohorts from the Marvel Universe:

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