|This article is about a/an villain in Power Rangers Lost Galaxy.|
Deviot was a secondary antagonist of Power Rangers Lost Galaxy.
He was the third and final general of Scorpius (and later Trakeena), but betrayed them for his own ends. Though he frequently pretended to be sophisticated and polite, even in battle, he was truly a psychopathic, traitorous, sadistic, and self-serving monster who desires nothing but absolute power. He was responsible for Scorpius's death and had tried to kill Trakeena, later accidentally fusing with her in order to save himself after being exposed. A cowardly weakling always seeking power for himself, Deviot allies with whomever can protect him. He was voiced by the late Bob Papenbrook.
Deviot was a treacherous and power-hungry robotic alien who sought the power of Scorpius' cocoon which had previously been created for Trakeena who had since fled. As a gift to show his loyalty, Deviot brought in three Galactabeasts that he had transformed into war Zords and used them to attack Terra Venture. The Galaxy Rangers would restore these Galactabeasts to the side of good, but it would be only the beginning of Deviot's treachery as he continued to serve Scorpius while biding his time for a takeover.
Deviot later arranged for Scorpius to be destroyed by telling him that the Rangers had his daughter captive. As anticipated, Scorpius was mortally wounded by the Rangers and was about to give Deviot the cocoon when Trakeena returned to see her father one last time. In his dying breath, Scorpius would instead leave everything in his galactic empire to Trakeena, infuriating Deviot to no end.
Now serving Trakeena and with the cocoon locked up in storage (as she felt she didn't need it), Deviot secretly arranged for assassination attempts on her while feigning loyalty. His duplicitous nature caused him to clash with Villamax, who proved to be his complete moral opposite in that he stayed loyal to Trakeena and honored any agreements he made. In his battles, Deviot also developed a strong hatred toward Maya, the Yellow Galaxy Ranger, and would often attack her first during battle.
When Loyax was called upon by Villamax, Deviot used a control device to force him to fight after he started to falter and made him grow giant. The Galaxy Megazord was able to free Loyax from Deviot's control and he turned on Deviot. However, before Loyax could destroy Deviot, the injuries he took battling the Rangers proved too much for him and he was destroyed, allowing Deviot to flee.
Eventually, Deviot abandoned Trakeena and boarded Terra Venture to steal the legendary Galaxy Book. Deviot battled the Guardian of the Galaxy Book who was at first too much for him, but the Guardian was dying from Terra Venture's atmosphere and collapsed, allowing Deviot to kill him with his laser gauntlets. Deviot then recited the Keonta Spell, pulling Terra Venture into the Lost Galaxy. The spell mutated Deviot into a horrible monster who was too strong for the Rangers, deflecting even their Lights of Orion Power-Up Mode attack. With the help of crystals given to Kai by the Guardian, the Rangers upgraded their Quasar Launchers and blasted Deviot, but he grew instead. Deviot was too much for the Galaxy Megazord, but the Zenith Carrierzord, the Stratoforce Megazord and the Centaurus Megazord joined the fight. After the Stratoforce and Centaurus Megazords weakened him with an energy tornado attack, Kai hit him with a strike from the Galaxy Megazord Saber. Deviot was apparently destroyed, but actually survived and reverted back into his regular size, but still in his mutated form.
He later reappeared after the Rangers defeated Rocketron. Deviot drained the monster of his life energy, destroying him but restoring Deviot back to his usual form. After regaining his strength and his old form, Deviot joined forces with Captain Mutiny. Deviot attempted to aid Captain Mutiny by strengthening Grunchor, but was interrupted by the Rangers and defeated by Maya. Before she could destroy him, Leo stopped her as they needed Deviot to find out how to destroy Grunchor. Deviot reluctantly told them Grunchor's weakness was fire before fleeing. Deviot later captured Leo and Damon when they returned to Mutiny's planet to spy on him but on Barbarax's suggestion, waited until Mutiny returned at sunset to execute them. However, the rest of the Rangers arrived and Deviot and Mutiny fled, leaving behind Rojomon to deal with them.
Upon escaping the Lost Galaxy with Captain Mutiny and his crew, Captain Mutiny's Castle was destroyed by Trakeena's Scorpion Stinger killing everybody on board. In "Journey's End part 1" it is revealed that Deviot has survived. He returned to the Scorpion Stinger claiming that he had been taken prisoner by Captain Mutiny. However, Trakeena had since been informed of Deviot's true nature and ordered Villamax to destroy him. As a final gambit, he attempted to enter the cocoon, but Villamax's resistance forced him to grab Trakeena and drag her into the cocoon with him. However, this destroys Deviot as his body is absorbed by Trakeena. Though she gains some of his physical traits, such as his laser-gauntlets and his echoed voice, Trakeena's sanity is completely corrupted due to her fusion with Deviot's mind. His physical influence is later purged from Trakeena's body when she enters the cocoon again and fully transforms, however she still appears to have some of his personality traits. Anything that was left of Deviot was destroyed when the Omega Megazord, powered by the Lights of Orion, destroyed Trakeena in Trakeena's Revenge.
Deviot shared many characteristics with Darkonda: both were treacherous and deceptive, out for their own gain, and are complete psychopaths, but Darkonda cared for no one else while Deviot was willing to share power with Captain Mutiny. Another difference from Darkonda is that Deviot is more willing to cover his tracks and mask his treacherous agenda to prevent suspicion from his superiors, whereas Darkonda was not afraid to perpetrate his treachery in front of his peers.
Deviot shows his name off with pride. Unlike Scorpius and Villamax, who are both somewhat sympathetic and honorable, Deviot has no such sense of honor, nor cares about loyalty, just power. He is a manipulative, treacherous, and remorseless mastermind who is only ever out for himself and cares about power and money, nothing more or less. To this end, he repeatedly proved how low he can go to fulfill his power-hungry goals. He is fully aware of good and evil, yet embraces evil, and truly does not care about anyone else. Though he claims to swear total loyalty to Scorpius, he has no such loyalty to anyone (except Captain Mutiny), and will gladly backstab, deceive, blackmail, or even kill to get his way. He is also extremely ruthless, greedy, and self-serving, greatly enjoying deceiving others into doing his bidding. However, despite his sadism and manipulative traits, what is most disgusting about him is that he is truly a coward at heart: one of the reasons that he joined Scorpius is that he hopes that he will protect him, despite arranging for his death and using him for his own ends. A notable example of this is when he panics and frantically begs Trakeena and Villamax not to kill him, even after he was just exposed of his treachery. To save himself, he forced himself and Trakeena into the cocoon, where she killed him, but absorbed his powers and personality. This only extends his depravity, however, as he is willing to use anyone he sees fit as pawns for his own twisted games, and is glad to allow his pawns to be destroyed by the Power Rangers, with the exception being himself, of course. A cowardly, selfish, power-hungry, and narcissistic psychopath who served only himself above all others, Deviot is one of the few Power Rangers villains to be rightfully described as pure evil.
Powers and Abilities
- Strength: Deviot is highly strong in terms of strength, being able to take all five Galaxy Rangers, and the Magna Defender at once.
- Durability: Deviot can withstand almost every attack thrown at him. When he first confronted the Rangers, Deviot had the Magna Defender finisher strike him and the Power Up Mode attack slam through him and he was unfazed.
- Energy Redirection: He was able to send the energy up his wrist and into the controller for his evil Galactabeasts.
- Hand-to-Hand Combat: Deviot is highly skilled in hand-to-hand combat, being able to block almost any attach thrown at him.
- Laser Vision: Deviot can fire red energy lasers from his eyes.
- Teleportation: Deviot can teleport to any location at will.
- Blaster Gauntlets: Deviot uses two blaster gauntlets to aid him in battle.
- Lightning Generation: Deviot can release blue lightning from one of his blaster gauntlets.
- Energy Lasers: Deviot can fire red energy lasers from his blaster gauntlets. These were his strongest attacks as they destroyed Kubak in two hits when he was about to reveal that he was hired by him to destroy Trakeena. They also killed the Guardian of the Galaxy Book.
- Remote Controller: Deviot had a remote controller in his possession.
- Evil Galactabeasts: Through his remote, Deviot can control his very own Galactabeasts to aid him in battle.
Keonta Spell Form
- Strength: Deviot is stronger than normal.
- Durability: In this new form, Deviot can withstand more of almost every attack thrown at him. The Galaxy Quasar Launchers only made him cringe and he survived the Galaxy Megazord's Saber Slash and was only shrunk down.
- Hand-to-Hand Combat: Deviot is more skilled in hand-to-hand combat in this form than his original form.
- Energy Absorption: Deviot can absorb any villain or monster's energy to revert to his normal form.
- Teleportation: Deviot retains his ability to teleport to any location at will.
- Size Changing: Deviot can change his size at will. Whether his normal form could do this or not is unknown.
- Blaster Gauntlet: Deviot retains one of his blaster gauntlets in battle, which is much stronger in this form.
- Claws: Deviot also has sharp claws that are powerful enough to take out all five Galaxy Rangers at once.
- The name "Deviot" is derived from the word 'devious'.
- Deviot would go on to be reused in at least two Power Rangers seasons after Lost Galaxy:
- Kired of the Mut-Orgs from Power Rangers: Wild Force has the head, body, and left hand of the Keonta Spell-enhanced Deviot costume with horns added onto the costume while combined with the repainted right arm of Beetleborgs Metallix's Repgillian, wings of unused GoGo-V monster Zairen (the inspiration for Mermatron in the Lightspeed Rescue video game who also briefly appears in an advanced form in "Sorcerer of the Sands"), and the boots of Radster.
- "Parsnippity," an alien criminal seen in Power Rangers: SPD, has a head that looks exactly the same as Deviot's which was combined with the body of Boribaru from Mirai Sentai Timeranger (unused in Power Rangers Time Force) and the boots of Tankenstein.
- Deviot has a rivalry with the Yellow Ranger (just like in the Gingaman footage when Ginga Yellow battles against him).
- Deviot's familiar reference to the Psycho Rangers as "old friends" has led some to believe he is a prior acquaintance of theirs though they show no signs of recognizing him. It is not known how he got the data cards containing them in the first place, since Astronema had them the last time they were seen in In Space.
- It is also questionable on how Deviot survived from the explosion on Captain Mutiny's ship after Trakeena destroyed it with him on it, and how he could return on the Scorpion Stinger.
- Deviot is the only villain in Lost Galaxy who served as a member of both of the major villain groups.