List of Power Rangers Operation Overdrive characters

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Power Rangers Operation Overdrive is the 2007 season of Power Rangers that tells the story of the Overdrive Rangers and their quest to collect the Corona Jewels before the multivarious factions of villains collect them first.

Overdrive Rangers[edit]

The Operation Overdrive Power Rangers are a fictional team of superheroes in the television show Power Rangers Operation Overdrive, tasked with tracking down five individual jewels that fit onto Corona Aurora. Due to DNA resequencing, they have enhanced strength and intelligence as well as individual superpowers, and wield the Overdrive Trackers that serve as communicators and morphers. They are funded and run by billionaire Andrew Hartford and are based out of his mansion, located in San Angeles.[1][2]

Mack Hartford[edit]

Mackenzie Hartford, nicknamed Mack, is the Red Overdrive Ranger and "son" of Andrew Hartford.[3] He is the only Ranger not deliberately recruited, being involved in Operation Overdrive by accident and against his father's wishes. Outgoing and enthusiastic, he was sheltered by his father for most of his life and had the desire to prove himself. Though initially believed to be genetically enhanced like the other Rangers, he is revealed late in the series to be an android. His memory is linked to the Operation Overdrive computer, so when it's infected with a virus, Mack ends up stuck repeating himself when the virus gets to him.

Mack is heavily into adventure novels and other escapist fantasies, and is determined to be a Ranger; he takes failure badly, almost quitting when he failed to protect a civilian.[4] He showed bravery and quick tactical thinking in his first battle and has been quickly accepted and trusted as leader by the other Rangers. He has a close relationship with the household butler Spencer.

Mack misinterprets Andrew's concern over his status as a Ranger as a lack of confidence as he overheard Andrew and Spencer talking, but soon patches things up with his father as he realizes that the man simply cares about him and is worried about losing him. His genetic power is superstrength.

At the end of the series, Mack has a final battle with Flurious and uses all of his energy to destroy him. The Sentinel Knight uses the Corona Aurora to transform Mack into a human. Mack then spends his human life the way he always wanted - adventuring with his father.

He is portrayed by James Maclurcan.

Will Aston[edit]

Will Aston is the Black Overdrive Ranger.[5] He is the second Black Ranger of African descent, the first being Zack Taylor from the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. A suave and cocky spy-for-hire with a bag full of high-tech equipment, he enjoys any chance to prove his skills against sophisticated security devices. He is also a suave ladies' man, a la a younger version of James Bond, who appreciates the finer things in life. He tries to maintain a cooler-than-thou edge, making him the only Ranger not excited about Halloween, as he considered it "kids' stuff."[6]

Used to working alone, he was initially annoyed at having to work in a team and deliberately went off on his own in the Atlantis mission, getting frustrated every time he screwed up as a result; he realized he needed the team when Mack saved his life. Will showed his corrected thinking at the idea of teamwork when trying to help Tyzonn learn the same lesson.[6] His connection to the team can be seen when he struck out on his own and risked his life to rescue Ronny, who'd been captured saving him.[6] At the end of the series, he decided to go back to being a spy, except that he will now train a team to work with.

His spy skills have made him a valuable asset; during the search for the Hou-ou Bird, Will pretended to defect to the side of evil in order to retrieve the Bird from Kamdor.[7]

His genetic power is enhanced hearing and "telescopular" vision, his primary weapon is the Drive Slammer, and he commands the Speed and Crane Driver Zords. He later gains a new bike called the HoverTek Cycle, with a land and helicopter mode.

He is portrayed by Samuell Benta.

Dax Lo[edit]

Dax Lo is the Blue Overdrive Ranger.[8] A highly skilled film stuntman, he was unappreciated and ignored in his job; he tends to babble about his previous roles and compare events to films. He adores the jokes, but does not like being left without credit for his work. He is the most enthusiastic of the Overdrive team, enjoying getting to be a real superhero. He used to have a girlfriend named Mira from which he saved her from one of her henchmen, before she was revealed to be the powerful, evil Miratrix. Dax foiled her plot at the time and revealed he had suspicions about her early on, but he was nonetheless hurt by the experience.

He still believes she harbors feelings for him. Dax has also shown that he understands his duties of protecting the world, but this hasn't lessened his dream of attaining a true acting career. Dax is the first to use the Transtek Armored vehicle, which he used against Miratrix, Kamdor and Moltor and their monsters. At the end of the series, Dax declared that he has had enough of stunt acting, and expressed a desire to direct instead.

His genetic power is super agility (allowing him to jump great heights and at high speeds), his primary weapon is the Drive Vortex, and he commands the Gyro and Cement Driver Zords.

He is portrayed by Gareth Yuen.

Ronny Robinson[edit]

Veronica Robinson (nicknamed Ronny) is the Yellow Overdrive Ranger. She is a top race car driver in a male dominated field, but can hold her own when dealing with the boys. She occasionally shows a tendency to get highly competitive; she annoyed the other Rangers by repeatedly showing off when beating them at games, and had to be taught that winning isn't everything. She shows extreme joy when faced with the vehicles the Overdrive team will use and attempts to act as driver as much as possible; when exploring areas once morphed, she can be extremely excitable. Ronny is also the usual driver of the SHARC, the Rangers' primary mode of transportation.

In Man of Mercury II, it was she who convinced Tyzonn that he should join the team, explaining to him that the deaths of his previous team were not his fault. She used to have a pair of lucky socks that she'd worn for every race and that had never been cleaned ever; the smell was strong enough to stagger Blothgaar.

At the end of the series, Ronny decides to go back to racing.

Her genetic power is superhuman speed, a power allowing her to pickpocket the fourth jewel from Kamdor. Her primary weapons are the Drive Claws, and she drives the Dozer and Drill Driver Zords.

She is portrayed by Caitlin Murphy.

Rose Ortiz[edit]

Rose Ortiz is the Pink Overdrive Ranger. She is a Mensa level genius with an encyclopedic knowledge regarding almost any subject, from geography to the Overdrive equipment. As she herself states, she's "never wrong."[6]

Before joining the team she was building a robot in a University lab in London, as well as writing a paper on Advanced Nuclear Robotics Science, and at Harvard she took a year in Ancient Universal Legends. At the beginning of the series she is shown as a semi punk scene type of girl. Later on in the series, she is seen as more of a girly girl. She also claims she learned how to translate morse code by the age of four. Despite her high intelligence, she shows a highly casual nature and is often found chewing something. She is also a highly dangerous fighter, battling Mig on her own and won but did not destroy him[6] and doing the same with Miratrix and one of Kamdor's monsters.[9]

Growing up so quickly because of her high intelligence, (even skipping most of grade school, starting college at eight years old), Rose didn't have much of a childhood.

Rose mixed zord based technology with the Sentinel Sword to create a new armor. She mentioned it was not safe for humans. Her new armor would be later on used by Mack Hartford as his Battlizer, making him the Red Sentinel Ranger.[6]

At the end of the series, Rose, knowing intelligence is something to be proud of, decides to go back to teaching.

Her genetic power is invisibility, her primary weapon is the Drive Geyser, and she drives the Sub and Shovel Driver Zords.

She is portrayed by Rhoda Montemayor.

Tyzonn[edit]

Tyzonn, sometimes called Ty for short, is an alien called a Mercurian from the fictional planet Mercuria. He was previously a member of the Intergalactic Emergency Responder Squad, a search and rescue team, alongside his fiancée Vella. During an unfortunate accident when his team was killed by the Fearcats after he sent them back into a collapsing cave, Tyzonn dedicated himself to tracking down the criminal group and bringing them to justice for their crimes.

He managed to track them to Earth, but his search was cut short when he was confronted by Moltor, who attacked Tyzonn and transformed him into a Pachycephalosaurus/dragon-like monster. In exchange for his loyalty, he promised to turn him back to normal. However, Mack realized that he wasn't a villain, and the Rangers worked with him to retrieve the Parchment as well as the Touru Diamond. The power of the two Corona Aurora gems reverted him back to his humanoid form afterwards. When the Fearcats attacked anew with extra power granted by Flurious, Tyzonn at first refused to join the other Rangers in battle due to the fear of causing the deaths of another group of friends. However, thanks to Ronny convincing him that his past experiences weren't his fault, he was able to move on, and took the powers of the Mercury Ranger to combat the Fearcats alongside his new team.

He's had some problems adjusting to life on Earth - He annoyed Will by trying too hard to be like him.[6] He's shown an interest in learning more about his team-mates, trying hard to find out about Rose.[6] He grows a plant in his spare time.

He was reunited with Vella with help from Norg, who rescued her from the Chillers who Flurious had told to destroy him and Vella.[10]

As a Mercurian, he has the innate ability to transform his body into mercury; his primary weapon is the Drive Detector, and he drives an unnamed fire truck Zord and the Rescue Runner Zords, which he combines to pilot the Flash Point Megazord.

He is portrayed by Dwayne Cameron.

Allies[edit]

Andrew Hartford[edit]

Andrew Hartford is a billionaire adventurer who owns several companies and corporations. It was he who unearthed the Corona Aurora. After doing so, the Guardian of the Crown appeared to him and instructed him on what to do to protect it.

Six months later, Mr. Hartford recruited his team of Rangers to help protect the Crown. With his knowledge and wealth, Andrew was able to create Power Ranger technology. Mr. Hartford himself was ready to become the Red Ranger, willing to face the same dangers those he employed would, but his own son Mack has taken the role. Andrew originally tried to prevent this out of concern for Mack's safety but has come to accept it, and when his son suffers from crises of confidence Andrew has encouraged him to remain a Ranger.

Andrew now manages the technical side of the operations. He can be extremely pragmatic.[11]

It was revealed he was keeping something secret about Mack's origins, he stated in private that Mack shouldn't have been able to be affected by the bad luck spell,[12] and seemed afraid of the possible implications. He later stated in that Mack had only arrived two years ago, and before that it had just been him and Spencer.[13] This contradicts Mack's statement in the same episode that he "hadn't been on a picnic in 10 years.". It was later revealed that Mack was an android, and that Andrew physically built him a little over two years prior; unable to meet the right woman due to his work, he had decided to play God and make himself a son regardless.[14]

Andrew Hartford is portrayed by Rod Lousich.

Spencer[edit]

Spencer is the loyal butler for the Hartfords and has been for years (he has made a few sarcastic remarks regarding his salary). A former member of The Royal Navy, He is more than a mere servant, he is a friend to Mack, Mr. Hartford and the entire Ranger team, and has been known to drive the team's Overdrive Truck. After monitoring Andrew's adventures and taking care of the team, he can take second-in-command when Andrew's in trouble. He is also sent on missions of his own on occasion, using his impressive disguise skills - he once convincingly disguised himself as Ronny.

Possessing a dry sense of humor, Spencer is not afraid to tell his employer he may be wrong about a course of action (such as initially denying Mack the morpher) and understands the Ranger's personalities (such as when he gets Will to break into Hartford's safe by talking about how unbreakable it is, knowing Will can't resist the challenge). He also provides emotional support and the voice of reason in many of the Ranger's personal crisis, including when Mack realised he wasn't human.

Spencer is almost never seen without a feather duster or several glasses of lemonade.

Spencer is portrayed by David Weatherley.

Spencer is very similar to Alfred Pennyworth, Niles the Butler, and Edwin Jarvis.

Sentinel Knight[edit]

The Sentinel Knight is the original protector of the Corona Aurora. Millennia ago, after Flurious and Moltor had attempted to steal the Crown, the Knight took it upon himself to separate the Crown and its Jewels. This was done in order to stop anyone from getting the power again. The guardian scattered the crown and the five jewels on a distant, uninhabited planet. That planet, those many millennia ago was Earth.

He appeared to Andrew Hartford after he had found the Corona Aurora, and explained to him about the evil that would come and what to do to protect the crown. He again appeared in order to convince Will, Dax, Ronny and Rose that they were the world's only hope.

The Sentinel Knight made another appearance to congratulate the Rangers on their victory and retrieval of the second gem of the Corona Aurora.[15]

It was revealed he had battled and imprisoned Thrax, the villainous son of Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd. When Thrax returned and disabled the Overdrive Ranger's powers, the Sentinel Knight summoned five veteran Rangers and repowered them so they could temporarily defend the jewels in the current Rangers' place. Initially, the Sentinel Knight seemingly named the Retro Rangers as the Overdrive Rangers' replacements which visibly upset the Overdrive Rangers.[16] However, it proved to not be the case as their link to the Morphing Grid is eventually repaired. After Mack retrieved the sword Excelsior, he gave it to the Sentinel Knight so that no one could use it to harm him and its power restored Sentinel Knight back to his physical form. After being restored to physical form, he swiftly destroyed Thrax. He has since been a valuable ally and fighter, capable of transforming into the powerful Sentinel Sword weapon.

Thanks to additions by Rose, it is possible for the Sentinel Knight to merge with Mack and turn him into the Red Sentinel Ranger, creating a "Battlizer". He is still sentient in this form and is able to talk to Mack, like Saba and the White Ranger on Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers.

When the jewels and the crown were finally recovered, Sentinel Knight returned to his original form. His final act before departing was using the Corona Auora to turn Mack into a full-blooded human.

The Sentinel Knight is voiced by Nic Sampson.

Vella[edit]

Vella is Tyzonn's fiance. She worked alongside Tyzonn as a rescuer. She was originally believed to have been killed in the cave-in caused by the Fearcats but in truth she somehow survived. Crazar mimicked her appearance in order to trick Tyzonn into thinking his adventures with the Rangers was merely a dream in order to distract Tyzonn from helping his fellow rangers from fighting Benglo, Mig and Agrios. Tyzonn was able to come to his senses when he found his morpher, he also realized that Vella was alive since in order for Crazar to mimic a person's appearance the person she disguised herself as had to be alive. This proved to be true in Nothing to Lose when Moltor was revealed to have kept her prisoner and turned her over to Flurious. While kept prisoner by Flurious Vella befriended Norg, knowing that he was not like Flurious or his minions. When Flurious ordered some Chillers to "take care of" Norg and Vella, Norg protected Vella and took her to safety to the Hartford estate where she was reunited with Tyzonn.

Vella is portrayed by Beth Allen.

Antagonists[edit]

The first two groups seen are led by Flurious and Moltor, two brothers who are both after the Corona Aurora gems. They were originally human, but the power of the Corona Aurora transformed them into monsters and scattered them to distant planets. When the Corona was found by Andrew Hartford, the brothers were awoken and attacked Earth. The third group is led by ninja warriors Miratrix and Kamdor. A fourth group is a duo of cat-like aliens that were cybernetically upgraded. Each of the villainous factions works towards their own goal and as such they very often battle each other.

Flurious[edit]

Flurious, originally human, has been transformed into a creature made up of ice. He is intelligent enough to create the gyro technology that powers the Fearcats and is incredibly powerful - he went toe-to-toe with Thor himself.[17]

When he and Moltor were children, Flurious broke Moltor's little red sled, much to his brother's dismay. He is short-tempered and irritable, attacking Norg at the slightest provocation. He was the first of the two brothers to openly declare hostilities, attacking Moltor for the Corona Aurora and declaring "it's every man for himself" afterwards. He shows a heavy disdain for his brother (Flurious considers himself the smarter and more handsome one), laughing at his misfortunes and openly calling him to insult his intelligence. He always thinks of Moltor as incompetent, and gets easily annoyed when Moltor fails, although he fails too. One can infer from the verbal exchanges of the two siblings that Flurious is the older brother, though this was never stated onscreen.

Flurious took over Norg's ice cave and enslaved the yeti, and has regretted it ever since. He has tried several times to get Norg to either be useful - such as finding the Fearcat's base[18] and getting him to run away - or leave, but with no luck.[19]

Flurious went to Moltor's base, suggesting that with Miratrix and Kamdor searching for the jewels, it was time for the two brothers to put their differences aside and work together. They did manage to beat the Megazord with the cyborg-zords Moltor built, and capture Mack in the process. But Mack used their own suspicions and past issues to set them against each other, and at the end of the episode they were fighting once more.[20]

Flurious is one of the least active of the villains, and has had the least success as a result. He originally tended to not search for the jewels, and just wait for Moltor to find them so he could steal them. However with the Fear Cats' debut, his way of thinking soon changed. He briefly attempted to work with other villains: he brought back the Fearcats as cyborgs with his gyro technology, intending for them to work for him,[21] and teamed up with Kamdor to find the Cannon of Ki Amuk.[22] This backfired when the Fearcats turned on him near-instantly and stole one of his robots, and Kamdor and Flurious fell out over whose fault it was. All three villains battled each other as a result, and - aside from Thrax's alliance - this was the last Flurious has tried working with others. The only exception since then came when the Fearcats were destroyed, and Flurious made a one-chance offer to Moltor to work for him; though it is unlikely that he thought his brother would actually take him up on the offer.[23] Flurious gets his hands on the third jewel of the Corona Aurora, thanks to Norg. However, he doesn't show gratitude towards the poor Yeti.[24] Flurious uses his jewel to destroy Moltor's lair, then commits fratricide by luring him to his lair and taking the Corona Aurora before freezing him solid, then shattering him. Using the combined power of the blue sapphire and the crown, Flurious was able to locate the rangers' base where the remaining jewels were hidden.[25]

After an assault on their home Flurious steals the rest of the jewels. He then completes the crown and powers up to his ultimate form, a powerful golem/snowman-like monster composed of stone and ice called Flurrex. He then begins to bring a new ice age to the planet. During his fight with the rangers, Flurious grows to gigantic size and damaged the Rangers's zords with a single blast. Boasting that no human can stop him, Mack (who is an android) decides to face him alone in Battlizer mode while the others face his army of chillers. Mack defeats Flurious and separates him from the crown. Before Flurious can put the crown back on, Mack picks him up and destroys him for good.[26]

He was portrayed by Gerald Urquhart.

Norg[edit]

Norg is a Yeti who lives in the cave that Flurious decided to use as a base. He is the last yeti, but has a cousin named Sasquatch. Extremely dimwitted, to the point where he thinks penguins are trick-or-treaters in costume, he sees Flurious as his "new friend" even after being blasted (although eventually he realized this treatment was not out of friendship, this could have described Norg as Flurious's pet peeve). He assists in the villain's attempts to retrieve the Aurora gems out of coercion, though he does not appear to be evil himself and is more inclined to goof off on his missions.

He was guarding Mack while Moltor and Flurious attempted to start the DriveMax Megazord. He told Mack the secrets of both brothers and later on used the secrets against them.[20] He finds the bodies of Mig and Benglo and Flurious tries his new gyros out on them and then they come back to life.[21] Norg ran away from Flurious' lair after Flurious caught Norg on his throne then yelled at him for it. He went to Moltor's lair where he gave him Chillers to use and was told to stay. Moltor also had yelled Norg for catching him on his throne as well too. Norg realized and thought that Flurious missed him and after Moltor and his crew were defeated by the Rangers he kicked Norg out of his lair but not before telling Moltor he was glad Flurious broke his sled. Even Flurious in the end was not glad to see Norg either.[19]

He wounded himself and was healed by Tyzonn and Rose; in return, he later used a healing ritual to save Tyzonn's life after the Ranger was wounded by the Fearcats.[27] He proves he is an excellent tracker when he helps the Black Ranger find the Fearcats hideout.[18] Norg tries to prove himself to Flurious by stealing the third jewel from Kamdor. He succeeds, by coincidence, and gives it to Flurious, who despite the efforts of Norg, doesn't thank him or change his perception of him.[24] He then befriends Tyzonn's fiancee, Vella, who sees that he is not like Flurious and his soldiers. Norg also reveals to Vella that he knew Tyzonn.[25] When Flurious completed the corona aurora he instructs his chillers to "Take care" of Vella and Norg, this sends Norg into a fury causing him to destroy all the chillers left behind. He then managed to escape from Flurious' lair with Vella.[28] He is now living with the Hartfords.

He was portrayed by Kelson Henderson.

Chillers[edit]

The Chillers are Flurious' foot soldiers.

Flurious' Monsters[edit]

  • Temple Monster - A temple belonging to the lost city of Atlantis underwater where the Rangers were exploring into for a gem, it was brought to the surface. Flurious interrupted their search and made the temple come to life.
  • Flurious' Robot - A large robot Flurious created with an enlarged Gyro as its power source. Originally Flurious was going to pilot it to retrieve the ancient Cannon of Kiamook, but it was stolen by the Fearcats in an act of betrayal.

Moltor[edit]

Moltor, like his brother Flurious, was also originally human, but was transformed into a red, fire-elemental dragon-like creature when he attempted to steal the Corona Aurora. When he and Flurious were kids, Flurious broke Moltor's little red sled, resulting in a long-lasting grudge. He considers himself a warrior and is extremely strong, capable of taking on all five Rangers at once. He wields two swords in battle. He is also shown capable of wielding magic, such as turning Tyzonn into a reptilian servant and forcing him to work under him. He's every bit as strong as his brother, having fought him to draw when they first fought (they fight each other in later episodes, but these battles always end in a draw).

He is far more direct and aggressive than his brother; when they arrived on Earth, he attacked the Rangers directly and abducted Andrew Hartford to secure the Corona crown. He is responsible for far more attacks and schemes than Flurious and as a result has seen more success - he gained possession of the Corona and once stole the Compass relic right as the Rangers retrieved it. He is vicious and merciless; in his debut, he unleashed a volcanic eruption on San Angeles merely as a diversion, and in later instance killed some of his Lava Lizards just because he was angry.

His grudge with his brother has left them bitter enemies. He wishes for his brother to respect him, and tried to achieve this by taking control of the weather and flooding the planet.[29] Moltor agrees to Flurious' suggestion that with Miratrix and Kamdor searching for the crown, the two brothers are better off working together. However, Mack used their own suspicions and hatred of each other to set them fighting again.[20] Despite this failed alliance, he later joined forces with the Fearcats and had much more success with them than Flurious did: constructing a Cybernetic Rex capable of defeating the DriveMax Ultrazord, capturing Ronny to use as a power source, and briefly turning the Sentinel Knight evil.[18]

With his volcano lair falling apart due to Flurious's jewel, Moltor decided to lead his lava lizards in an all out attack on the rangers to gain the remaining jewels. Mack arrived to get the crown from Moltor and a vicious battle ensued, which ended when the other rangers came to get Mack out. Barely surviving the battle and the destruction of his lair, Moltor came to Flurious's den with Tyzonn's fiance, Vella, and the crown. In his weakened state, Flurious was easily able to destroy him and take the crown.

Moltor's design is based on that of the Dino Megazord from season 1 of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers.

He was voiced by Mark Ferguson.

Lava Lizards[edit]

The Lava Lizards are a group of red lizard men who are Moltor's foot soldiers. The Lava Lizards are known to survive in lava and in hot conditions. Their design is based on the DragonZord.[citation needed]

Moltor's Monsters[edit]

Most of Moltor's monsters are based on dinosaurs and/or dragons whether they were enhanced Lava Lizards or giant pilotable cyborgs:

  • Giant Sea Monster - A giant Brachiosaurus monster that emerged from the sea after Andrew Hartford was rescued.
  • Weather Machine Monster - Moltor created a weather control device that began to malfunction when it's alien technology was introduced to human technology without proper configuration. Thus, the weather control device began to turn the entire area into a frozen wasteland and then assumed a monster form.
  • Volcan (voiced by James Gaylyn) - Moltor had his Lava Lizards fight each other to the death until only one was standing. That Lava Lizard was transformed into the dragon monster Volcan. Moltor assigned him the job to obtain the Fire Heart scale that was on its way to Andrew Hartford's mansion.
  • Moltorzord - A huge robot that was created and piloted by Moltor. While possessing immense strength, this robot could also fire Gatling gun blasts and chains that can wrap around the enemy.
  • Dragonizer - A large dragon-like robot that was piloted by Flurious during his truce with Moltor. It wields a boomerang in battle.
  • Scaletex (voiced by Patrick Kake) - An armored dragon-like creature sent by Moltor to hunt down Kamdor and Miratrix. He retrieved the Ancient Parchment from them and brought it back to Moltor.
  • Tyzonn Monster (voiced by Dwayne Cameron) - Moltor turned a Mercurian named Tyzonn into a Pachycephalosaurus/dragon-like creature upon defeating him and later used him to obtain a parchment from the Rangers.
  • Bullox (voiced by Will Wallace) - A four-eyed bull/dragon creature sent to assist Tyzonn in obtaining the parchment. He wields a crescent-tipped scepter in battle and he can breathe fire.
  • Lavadactyls - A trio of Pteranodon-like that were each piloted by a Lava Lizard. They can shoot lasers from their mouths.
  • Blothgarr (voiced by Charlie McDermott) - A red Chinese Dragon-like monster who is an old friend of Moltor. He was given a luck-altering compass that Moltor stole from the Rangers. He can breathe fire and bring down red lightning from the skies.
  • Cybernetic Rex - A robotic Tyrannosaurus created and piloted by Moltor. It can bite, shoot lasers from its cannons, and it also has the ability to launch swarms of Lavadactyls.
  • Magmador (voiced by Mark Wright) - A Styracosaurus/dragon-like monster with tentacles for a left hand. This monster accompanied Moltor in obtaining the Tri-Dragon Key in Japan where his tentacles were used to track down the Tri-Dragon Key. He can turn his tentacles into replicates of the Rangers' weapons.

Kamdor[edit]

Kamdor is Miratrix's master. He was trapped inside a jewel that Miratrix wore around her neck after he saved her on a distant planet, and was eventually released by a device Will stole for Miratrix (while undercover). He wields two swords that can combine to form a double-bladed naginata, and he can create monsters and enlarge them using sutras. He has no foot soldiers, but once brainwashed ninja-garbed stunt men at a movie set into serving him.

He battles both the Rangers and other villains in his search for the jewels; he has clashed with Moltor and the Fearcats several times. He has briefly worked with Flurious[22] and was part of Thrax's army (teaming up with Mig to attack Stonehenge),[30] but his alliances are brief and don't last. He has clashed with Will several times, first when the Ranger was pretending to defect to evil (Kamdor never trusted him), again to steal the third jewel. Dinally he accuses Will of constantly failing in the last episode showing a specific contempt of him, and was quite surprised to find how strong Will really was in their final clash.[24]

He and Miratrix have had greater success than most of their rival villains in searching for the jewels, mostly due to the fact that they are more covert than the other villains who mostly use brute force. They were able to steal the Parchment left behind by the Ho-Oh bird, the third jewel of the Corona Aurora,[31] and located and gained the fourth jewel (though Ronny used her superspeed to pickpocket it from him).

He had a strong partnership with Miratrix. Aside from being imprisoned saving her life, he had shown an amiable working relationship with her. When she was knocked flying by the Fearcats, he sounded genuinely concerned.[21] However, he still didn't view her as an equal and left her out of the details of some of his plans - he organized an alliance with Flurious without her,[22] and he was shown not informing her of the plan in advance and sending her against the Rangers while he searched for the jewel, even though she technically wasn't needed.[32] The relationship had collapsed, and he told her that he was wrong 'to think she could be more than she is', dismissing her as a "worthless greedy underling".[24]

He was shown to be increasingly irate about losing to the Rangers, and angrily beat the Mercury Ranger into unconsciousness; at the end of the 2-parter, he declared to Miratrix he was tired of the failures and "it's time to make our final move".[23]

Later he made his final move in waiting for the Rangers to do the hard work and then attacking with sudden force, successfully stealing the Golden Plate that led to the fifth jewel. He also imprisoned Miratrix in the jewel that had once held him. He used the third jewel to summon a meteor to Earth as a diversionary tactic, and Will had to face Kamdor in a solo duel while the other Rangers handled the meteor. During this time Kamdor switched to his Duel Mode where his mask parts gave way to reveal his true, gray monstrous face. Kamdor, deliberately taking this battle "to the end", was eventually destroyed by the Black Ranger, and the Plate was retrieved.[24]

He was voiced by Adam Gardiner (though Richard Simpson had been credited as Kamdor in "Pirate in Pink").

Miratrix[edit]

Miratrix was first shown in her human disguise of Mira. Faking a monster attack for Dax to save her from, she managed to become his girlfriend and used this position to gain the Sword of Neptune scrolls. She slipped up by mentioning the Rangers' quest for the jewels, about which Dax had never told her; as a result, she was tricked into stealing a fake scroll and her plan was thwarted.[33]

Miratrix has served Kamdor loyally after he was imprisoned saving her life, and together they search for the Corona jewels. She is a dangerous warrior, facing the Rangers with her hand-to-hand and tantō sword skill. She was attracted to Will when he pretended to defect, and was angered when she discovered it had been an act.[34]

She's shown the ability to go undercover - Miratrix disguised herself as an aid from the Mayor of San Angeles' office in order to give them Kamdor's fake medals to immobilize the new Mercury Ranger.[22] She went undercover in Egypt and was able to overhear information the Rangers were given without being noticed.[18]

She had a strong partnership with Kamdor and was always at his side, serving him loyally. She seemed very friendly with him, but she was once frustrated by not being let in on his plans and being dispatched against the Rangers while he searched for the fourth jewel.[32] She appeared to have believed she was considered an equal, whereas he actually treated her as a trusted subordinate. Finally after an unsuccessful attempt at reclaiming the Octavian Chalice from the rangers, Kamdor told Miratrix he was tired of her failures and stated she was only an underling and he'd been a fool to believe she could be more.[24]

In retaliation, an upset Miratrix interrupted the ceremony the Rangers were holding involving the Chalice, attempting to gain its power. She was transformed into a giant owl-like monster thanks to its energy, and in this form had enough power to take down the BattleFleet Megazord until Tyzonn and Ronny managed to break her connection to the Chalice. After being defeated by the Rangers and reverting to her normal form, Kamdor arrived without warning to exploit the situation. He revealed he had been using her to do just what she had done, and after letting Miratrix have a moment of despair, he imprisoned her in the jewel he had originally been sealed in.

Whether Kamdor had the jewel at the time of his eventual destruction is unknown, though Flurious stated that Miratrix was also destroyed.

She was portrayed by Ria Vandervis.

Kamdor's Monsters[edit]

Most of the monsters that Kamdor creates look like they are made up of two items:

  • Ultrog (voiced by Richard Simpson) - A Lock/data disk monster that assisted Miratrix in obtaining the Neptune Scrolls.
  • Bombardo - An arquebus/factory object monster summoned by Kamdor from an abandoned pirate ship cannon. He was sent alongside Miratrix to obtain the Eye of the Sea.
  • Big Mouth Monster (voiced by Mark Williams) - A purse/vacuum cleaner monster created by Kamdor from a blue purse that was on a picnic blanket.
  • Camera Monster - A dark clay/camera monster created by Kamdor from a moving camera.
  • Amplifier Monster - A fire stove bellow/loudspeaker monster created by Kamdor from a loudspeaker.
  • Top Hat - A top hat/animal picture book monster created by Kamdor from a silk top hat. He seemed to act and be referred to as a magician.
  • Generalissimo - A sextant/chalk monster that assisted Kamdor and Miratrix in a museum robbery to steal a gem that they thought was a Corona Aurora jewel.
  • Datum (voiced by Gerald Urquhart) - A computer/good luck charm monster created by Kamdor from a computer. He created a computer virus that infected the BattleFleet Zords, the Ranger's base computers and Mack himself (who turned out to be an android).
  • Garbage Monster - A bowling ball-headed monster with a body of multiple other items such as a fan, an air conditioner, and other garbage. It was summoned by Kamdor alongside four other monster to fight the Rangers so that Kamdor can retrieve the Star of Isis. He wields a bowling pin in battle.
  • Golem Monster - A mechanical golem monster that was summoned by Kamdor to fight the Rangers so that Kamdor can retrieve the Star of Isis.
  • Statue Monster - A statue monster that was summoned by Kamdor to fight the Rangers so that Kamdor can retrieve the Star of Isis. He can shoot beams from his eyes and wields a sword.
  • Kunoichi Monster - A winged kunoichi monster was summoned by Kamdor alongside other monsters to fight the Rangers while he took the Star of Isis. She wielded two large swords in battle.
  • Prince Monster - A prince monster with glass slippers on the sides of his head that was summoned by Kamdor to fight the Rangers so that Kamdor can retrieve the Star of Isis. He wielded a rapier in battle.

Fearcats[edit]

The Fearcats were the last members of a dangerous race of demonic, feline extraterrestrials running free in the universe. They were malicious, and their debut episode showed that they enjoyed destroying things and hurting people just to show that they could. They also had a personal history with Tyzonn - they deliberately killed his teammates for fun, after Tyzonn had sent them into a mine to rescue the workers from the Fearcats, whom he thought were trapped. As natural Fearcats they had the ability to grow by ripping off their skin.[21]

Originally Mig and his partner Cheetar came to Earth to find and use the jewels of the Corona Aurora to free their kind from the Prison Mirror, but after becoming impatient they used Ronny's morpher instead. As a result, Benglo was freed before the Prison Mirror itself was destroyed by Tyzonn, which in turn also permanently trapped the remaining Fearcats imprisoned within. Cheetar then sacrificed himself to save the two stronger Fearcats by using the last of his strength to grow and confront the Rangers' Zords in a battle to the death. The two remaining Fearcats would also later be killed when they attempted to use the same tactic, but, unlike Cheetar, they were not completely destroyed when struck down.

Norg discovered their lifeless bodies and Flurious revived them as cyborgs using his gyro technology. Using their enhanced powers they almost killed the Rangers in the first few confrontations until Tyzonn stepped in as the Mercury Ranger. Though Flurious originally intended for the Fearcats to serve him, the duo betrayed him by stealing the giant robot he built and struck out on their own. They decided to find the Corona jewels to fulfil their own ambitions and eliminate Tyzonn for the destruction of their Fearcat army. They were stronger than before now that they were cyborgs, and used the very same technology to fashion their own giant robots.

The only other remaining Fearcat, Crazar, joined her cybernized comrades in search for the Octavian Chalice; using it in conjunction with three other relics (which they stole from the rival villains), they created the titantic cyborg-golem Agrios and almost succeeded in destroying the Rangers. Agrios eventually fell to combined Zord firepower and all three Fearcats were taken out by the Rangers.

Mig[edit]

Mig was a green and purple cat-like alien who could conjure up a bazooka-like weapon. Mig had a rivalry with Tyzonn, being the one responsible for killing his rescue team. As a cyborg, he was now armed with two pistols that double as short swords, and he possessed far more power. Mig seemed to be the cockier of the two and acted a little immature in battle, and was the one most often seen in battle against the Rangers. He once came close to killing Tyzonn, but was beaten back by an Rose.[27] In "Once a Ranger," he was impressed with Kamdor's knowledge of Stonehenge when they were sent there to look for the Corona Aurora gems. Following Agrios' defeat, he engaged Tyzonn in single combat and was destroyed by the Mercurian.[23]

He was voiced by Kelson Henderson.

Benglo[edit]

Benglo is a fire-breathing, Bengal tiger-like alien. He was trapped inside the prison mirror until Cheetar and Mig freed him. As a cyborg, his power was great, and he was armed with a sword/shotgun weapon. Benglo seemed to be very serious, acting as a foil to Mig's impulsive nature, and left most of the fighting to Mig while he piloted their various giant robots. After Agrios was defeated, he fought the five main Rangers while Mig battled Tyzonn. After witnessing the demise of his partner Benglo vowed vengeance, but before he could enact it he too met his end when he was destroyed by the Red Sentinel Ranger.[23]

He was voiced by David Weatherley.

Cheetar[edit]

Cheetar was a black cat/cheetah Fearcat, with a short violent temper, who came to earth with Mig to search for the jewels of the Corona Aurora in an attempt to free their army from the prison mirror. Cheetar and Mig kidnapped Ronny and successfully managed to free Benglo from the mirror, only for it to be destroyed by Ronny and Tyzonn, thus destroying the other Fearcats still sealed within. Later on, Cheetar took the hit from the Drill Blaster for Mig and Benglo. He then used the last of his energy to enlarge himself and was killed in battle by the DriveMax Ultrazord.

He was voiced by James Gaylyn.

Crazar[edit]

Crazar was a female wolf-like Fearcat, who was thought to have been killed in the same cave-in that Mig caused to kill Tyzonn's teammates and fiancé Vella long ago. Tyzonn stated that she was "worse than Mig and Benglo", and she showed a sadistic delight in tormenting him over Vella's apparent demise.[35] Actually, Vella is alive; Crazar had somehow placed her in Moltor's custody, and had developed the ability to replicate the Mercurian's form, seemingly just to use it against Tyzonn. She also had the power to create highly realistic illusions.

Upon arriving on Earth she teamed up with Mig and Benglo and helped them obtain the Octavian Chalice. During her fight with the DualDrive Megazord, Tyzonn had attempted to destroy her completely with an ancient Mercurian spell. It failed and Crazar resurfaced. She impersonated Tyzonn's fiancé Vella and created an illusion of Mercuria, trying to convince Tyzonn that everything since the cave-in had been a dream so he had be kept out of the way of the other Fearcats. Crazar's cover was eventually and unintentionally blown by Spencer and she was destroyed for good in a vicious battle against Tyzonn.[23]

She was voiced by Lori Dungey.

Fearcats' Monsters[edit]

Most of the Fearcats' monsters are giant robots that can be piloted by the Fearcats:

  • Jet Robot - A giant jet-themed robot piloted by Mig and Benglo.
  • Commando Robot - A giant commando-themed robot piloted by Mig and Benglo.
  • Centurion Robot - A giant battle helicopter-themed robot piloted by Mig and Benglo. It was powered by the Centurion Torch.
  • Agrios - A gigantic powerful homunculus monster that was created by the Fearcats after they mixed Minerva's Staff, The Root of Hesper, and The Sands of Sila inside the Octavian Chalice (after stealing each of them from Moltor, Flurious, and Kamdor). The Fearcats were able to harness the monster's abilities like a giant robot after they attached their own robotic armor with their cockpit in it.

Thrax[edit]

Thrax is the son of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers villains Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd, and the grandson of Master Vile. He appears as the main villain in the "Once a Ranger" episodes.[36][37] Thrax inherited most of his appearance from his father, it seems, due to his physical appearance and his Z-Staff. His powers seem to be similar to those of his father. His mother's appearance isn't apparent, except that he has a part humanoid (similar to Grimlord from VR Troopers) face, and torn cloth-like orange ornaments wrapped around his horns. One similarity to his mother is that he too was imprisoned in a space dumpster. His jawbone resembles that of his uncle, Rito Revolto and has a skeletal spinal column, a combination resembling his father and uncle. His shoulder pads and chest armor are similar to Zeltrax from Power Rangers Dino Thunder. He was imprisoned by the Sentinel Knight in a space dumpster, much like Zordon had done to his mother pre-Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. He grew stronger as the Sentinel Knight grew weaker and was able to escape as his mother did on the moon, and now he sought revenge on the Sentinel Knight. Angry at his parents for becoming good and wanting to restore their evil legacy, he united the four Overdrive villain groups into an alliance to destroy the Power Rangers. They managed to defeat the Rangers easily and break their link to the Universal Morphing Grid, stripping them of their powers. When the Sentinel Knight responded by creating a team of veteran Rangers, Thrax decided to seek out the magical sword Excelsior to destroy him - following Mack right to it. However, because of Thrax's evil nature, he was unable to claim the sword and he retreated to continue his rampage. Thrax proved to be a strong fighter in the final battle, managing to overpower the Defender Vest, before being beaten aside by Adam Park. Thrax was finally destroyed by the newly (and fully) restored Sentinel Knight, causing the other villains to retreat and continue their rivalry.

He was portrayed by Glen Levy.

Vulturus[edit]

A vulture-like monster created by Thrax. Supposedly according to Thrax, he is invincible, or was thought to be. He is grown and sent to attack the Rangers in their Megazords only to be destroyed by Mack using Excelsior. Later he was (somehow) found weakened but in one piece by the villains and Flurious managed to restore his strength and upgrade him with a Gyro into the more-human like Vulturus Maximus. In this second form, he was destroyed by the Mercury Ranger's Drive Detector.

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