This betrayal came with a price however. Diabolico gave Ryan a tattoo of a cobra, which came to life and moved towards his neck each time he morphed, until it killed him. Because of this curse, Ryan morphed sparingly, and was unable to assist the Rangers many times. Ryan finally broke the curse by going to the tomb where Diabolico had been imprisoned, and destroying the cobra statue which had been the tattoo's source of power. Titanium Ranger uses the Titanium Laser, a poweful blaster which transforms into a battle axe. Ryan left the Rangers for a while to search for a way to recapture Queen Bansheera. He eventually rejoined the team, and they put Bansheera away for good.
Ryan would later fight as the Titanium Ranger again when the Lightspeed Rescue Rangers teamed up with the Time Force Rangers to battle a resurrected Vypra.