|This article is about a/an monster in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.|
The Face Stealer was a strange face stealing monster who served as the main antagonist of the episode "Final Face-Off".
Unlike most monsters, the Face Stealer had no initial affiliation with the Evil Space Aliens. Hailing from the country of Kahmala five millennia ago, the Face Stealer terrorized the residents once a year on the day of the blue moon by stealing their faces and their souls. Eventually, he was sealed in an urn by four ancient Kahmalan Warriors, who had created special masks that rendered his powers useless and was intended to be sealed for all eternity.
In 1994, Rita Repulsa overhears Azina telling the Power Rangers the legend of the Face Stealer. She sends Rito, Squatt, Baboo, and the Tenga Warriors, who are able to steal it against Lord Zedd's wishes, as he believes that this is merely an urban legend. She unleashes the Face Stealer, and the Face Stealer decides to work with the Evil Space Aliens to cause chaos in Angel Grove, stealing the faces of Bulk and Skull, Adam, and Aisha. However, the remaining four Rangers find special Kahmala masks used by his original captors that repel and harm the monster as well as prevent their faces from being stolen. This allows them to deliver a severe beating to Face Stealer and free the captured faces. With their plan failing, Rita and Zedd enlarge the Face Stealer so the Rangers form the Ninja MegaFalconzord, which defeats him before they perform the Power Punch, although the monster survives unharmed. Enraged, Lord Zedd throws his urn to Earth even as the Rangers summon Titanus and form the Ninja Ultrazord. The Face Stealer is not scared but they finish him with an energy barrage that makes him explode. Although the Face Stealer survives, he is immediately sucked back into his urn and sealed away once again.
When Master Vile comes to Earth for the Zeo Crystal, Tommy goes after it in the Caves of Illusion only to find a forcefield around it. He goes through it and is tortured by his past evil deeds, but survives and obtains the Zeo Crystal by remembering his past victories, which includes the defeat of the Face Stealer.
The Face Stealer was a cruel and vile creature that enjoyed eating people's faces and then relentlessly mocking his victims.
Powers and Abilities
- Durability: The Face Stealer survived the Ninja MegaFalconzord's Power Punch and even the Ninja Ultrazord's finishing attack and his subsequent explosion.
- Face Stealing: The Face Stealer was able to steal people's faces by lashing them with his tongue.
- Teleportation: The Hate Master could teleport to any location at will.
- Energy Absorption: The Face Stealer was able to absorb the energy from Rita and Zedd's lightning to make himself grow.
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- Kahmala Masks: The Face Stealer's face stealing powers were useless against anyone wearing Kahmala masks.
- Sealing: Although seemingly not killable, being defeated and exploding caused the Face Stealer to immediately be sealed away again.
- Fists: The Face Stealer could use his fists to fight in combat but never used them.
Behind the Scenes
- The Face Stealer was voiced by the late Scott Page-Pagter.
- The Face Stealer was based upon the on the Nuppepo, a Japanese yokai resembling a walking mass of pungent flesh. However, the mythological version is harmless. The concept of stealing faces is instead based on the Nopperabo, a faceless species of yokai known for stealing faces, which nuppepo is believed to be a type of or a distant relative of.
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