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"Oh, it’s good to be free after 10,000 years."
―Finster's first words upon being freed.[src]

"The Putty Patrollers will make space dust out of those kids! And the beauty is, if they don’t, we can always make more. Now into the Monster-Matic they go. Ten seconds should do it."
―Finster creating the first Putty Patrollers and explaining the Monster-Matic's function.[src]

"I...am so sorry Tommy. *Cough* *cough* For my part in what Rita did to you, all those years ago. However, it makes me so very happy, even now, to see you make something positive out of such a terrible ordeal. You always know how to rise above the odds. Tommy's if ANYONE can save your child...*cough* *cough*... It is YOU..."
―Finster's final words to Tommy (via a sculpture).[src]

Finster was a henchman of Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd who resembled an anthropomorphic white Scottish Terrier. He was an old and wise scientist/wizard who created monsters and weapons for the Evil Space Aliens. He is known as the demon artist.

History

This article contains content in reference to the main TV series, as well as supplemental material, such as the comics. A sliding/floating timeline applies. Story instances for TV and other media will be clearly marked.

Finster was an alien sculptor and artist who grew bored with his quiet existence in his peaceful alien village. He began to see the beauty in the grotesque and started creating monstrous beast statues and terrorizing the village with fires, taking pleasure in their anguish. His lonely wife, Plepra, had been one of the anguished townsfolk and was horrified to discover her husband's role in its tragedies. When she threatened to expose him, he grabbed her and in the struggle she fell back, hit her head against a table, and died. Rita took advantage of his guilt and twisted mind, supplied him with a magical clay that could come to life, and took him in as the maker of her monsters. In his free time, he works to create a replica of Plepra from clay to bring her back from the dead. However, her will for him to stop continues to live on leading him to savagely dismember his creations before trying again. Comicicon.png COMIC STORY- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2017 Annual

Finster was once the helper of Rita Repulsa who created her monsters and weapons. Later he, along with other her henchmen, was caught by Zordon and put into imprisonment. After 10,000 years he, along with Rita and other her henchmen, was freed. During the first season of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Finster was primarily responsible for creating the monsters and Putties that battled the Rangers, although this function fell to Lord Zedd after his appearance. Finster did this by sculpting the monsters out of clay and 'cooking' them in a special oven/kiln/machine in his workshop called the Monster-Matic. Not only is he skilled at supplying monsters and henchmen for his leaders, but he is also shown to be a skilled alchemist and potion maker (similar to Baboo) and inventor, supplying many kinds of potions and gadgets. He's also extremely brilliant and somewhat all-knowing, as he is also able to provide wisdom for Rita and Zedd.

It is implied by Goldar that Finster thought using the Crystal of Nightmares was a good idea, while Goldar denies it (calling him an "overgrown rat" in the process). Tvicon.png TV STORY-Crystal of Nightmares

Following Lord Zedd's return, Finster is suddenly made obsolete. Zedd made his own monsters, though after Pirantishead was destroyed, Finster commented he could've done better. Finster lamented his current status in the villains, missing the good old days with Rita. Tvicon.png TV STORY-The Mutiny

Finster was the one responsible for creating the love potion that Rita used to make Lord Zedd fall in love with her and assume her former position as leader. He also was both the one to make the suggestion that Alpha 5 be used in "delivering the message of evil", as Rita called it and the one to insert the virus that turned him evil. Tvicon.png TV STORY-The Wedding

Following the return of Rita, he became the primary monster maker once again. In the third season and the Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers mini-series, Finster was back to making monsters. His love potion was also revealed to Goldar. Finster was just as surprised as anyone to find, though, that Zedd actually did love Rita.

At the start of Power Rangers: Zeo, Finster joins Zedd and Rita in fleeing the oncoming forces of the Machine Empire after they assaulted the Moon Palace with thier Quadrafighters. Tvicon.png TV STORY-A Zeo Beginning

He later returns with his masters (without Squatt and Baboo) due to them becoming an intergalactic joke for thier various defeats by the Zeo Rangers. With the Moon Palace in ruins, the Evil Space Aliens started operating out of a camper van. Tvicon.png TV STORY-A Golden Homecoming

He builds several machines for them, most notably Louie Kaboom who became the temporary leader of the Machine Empire until Prince Gasket and Archerina arrived. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Bomber in the Summer

Eventually, Finster makes a new wand for Rita which is absurdly more powerful than the previous one, as it creates a monster that is too strong even for the Zeo Ultrazord. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Rangers of Two Worlds

Finster was still working for Zedd and Rita in Power Rangers: In Space and was present during their battle with the Gold Ranger during the events of Countdown to Destruction, His fate was not revealed since he was not present when the energy wave hit and it would take twenty years to discover what actually happened to him.

Power Rangers Soul of the Dragon

It is revealed that just like Divatox, Rita, and Zedd, Finster was also purified, and later became an ally to the Power Rangers. Why he was purified is never made clear but it was probably because he was not maliciously evil and more chaotic neutral, simply being a misguided but loyal sculptor. In the 25 odd years since the end of the United Alliance of Evil, he had retained his position as a sculptor although he was making humanoid molds instead of monsters now. He was visited by Tommy Oliver and Anara when they were trying to find out the nature of a crystal and his finding helped them to discover that Scorpina was behind the recent influx of guns. However, he was later murdered by Scorpina once she discovered that he was working with Tommy although he did leave one final message (via a sculpture of himself) which apologised for his past misdeeds whilst reassuring Tommy that he would be able to save J.J. Oliver before turning to dust, marking the end of this master sculpture.

Split History

After the events of the Black Dragon, Finster was given "time off" by Rita before she went M.I.A. He went into hiding on Earth and began using his newfound free time trying to refine his "art" by kidnapping two pilots who were doing a geographic photography survey for Promethea as part of a project for V.R. tech the company was developing. He tortured them and did various experiments for a single purpose: to perfect his technique of creating monsters and Putty Patrol agents that could perfectly assume the guise of humans and infiltrate cities. His plan was caught onto by Grace Sterling, who requested the Power Rangers to help her and gave the location of his hideaway using her advanced tech. Despite a brief success of capturing the Red and Green Ranger, he and his army of Putties and monsters were defeated by the Power Rangers and he oddly chose to surrender. He observes Alpha and Saba working on tech to restore Zordon in his holding cell and smiles when his human disguised monsters attack Toronto, implying he planned this attack ahead of time.

Lord Zedd later broke Finster out of jail with him becoming the main monster maker after the Omega Rangers imprisoned Zedd. Once Zedd returned, he was impressed by his minions' admittedly limited competence and chose Finster to become his new Dark Pink Ranger

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Personality

Finster is highly intelligent, wise, resourceful, and talented. He was shown to be a good helper of Rita and Zedd. Finster genuinely tried to help Rita and Zedd with their goals, but he made it in a nice and delicate way. Early in season 3, he said that Vampyrus was a nasty monster and not his cup of tea at all. However, he would later change his mind and create monsters just as tough, if not tougher than Rito's Vampirus.

On the other hand, Finster was completely mad and thought that Plepra would one day love him despite killing her and working for Rita. Finster was also clearly blood thirty as, at the end of "Beloved", he killed the recreation of Plepra with an axe for objecting to his work. He was very delusional to the point that claiming that a version of Plepra which expressed her negative views towards his works "wasn't her."

Notes

  • Finster is the original "monster maker" of Power Rangers. This role is often filled by other characters, such as Jinxer of Lightspeed Rescue and Morgana of Power Rangers SPD.
  • Though Finster remained on the moon after Lord Zedd's arrival, he was missing during Season 2 between "The Mutiny-part III" "The Wedding: Part I".
    • Coincidentally Finster's first appearance in American footage was in "The Mutiny: Part I".
  • Finster's birthplace was given as the distant planet Claydoious.
  • Finster was described as a smart alien who knew to stay out of Rita's way but was at the same time blinded by his total devotion to her.
  • His name is the German word for 'dark' which is very appropriate considering his backstory although the original MMPR incarnation preumably had it ironically given his very likeable nature in the main continuity.
  • During The Wedding (and for a few episodes afterwards), Finster is seen missing his blue headband in the American footage but in the Zyuranger footage, he still has it.
  • The name of Finster's wife, Plepra, is a reference to the name of his Zyuranger counterpart, Pleprechaun.

See Also

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Rangers
Jason Lee Scott - Zack Taylor - Billy Cranston - Trini Kwan - Kimberly Ann Hart - Tommy Oliver
The 1969 Rangers
Grace Sterling - Nikolai Chukarin - Terona Washington - Daniel O'Halloran - Jamie Gilmore
The All-New Power Rangers
Britt - Serge
Promethea Rangers/Solar Rangers
Kimberly Ann Hart - Mike Corbett - Tanya Sloan - Heckyl - Cameron Watanabe - Andros - Ellarien - Remi
Post-Shattered Grid Rangers
Adam Park - Aisha Campbell - Rocky DeSantos - Matthew Cook
Omega Rangers
Kiya
Allies
Zordon - Alpha 5 - Ninjor - Dr. K - Amanda - XI - Yale of Saard - The Justice League
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Leonardo - Raphael - Michelangelo - Donatello - April O'Neil
Guardians of Eltar
Zophram - Zartus - Zordon - Zelya
Misc.
Bulk - Skull - Ms. Appleby - Ernie - Mrs. Pruitt - Roger Hart - Helen Hart - Mrs. Kwan - Mrs. Oliver - Mr. Cranston - Mrs. Cranston - Violet Arias - Sam Scott
Evil Space Aliens
Rita Repulsa - Lord Zedd - Dayne - Goldar - Squat - Baboo - Scorpina - Putty Patrollers
MMPR Monsters
Sir Locks-A-Lot - Vixenya - Commandant - Vitruvian Man Giant - Black Dragon - Unnamed Plant Monster - Double Disastron - Karmadillo - Boarlock - Goth Sloth - Crowverload - Mr. Meowgi - Wizard of Deception - Psycho Green - Sheeple - Crystal Cryptid - Monsieur Muster - Mutant Rangers
Go Go Power Rangers Monsters
Flog - Putty Infiltrator - Montaur - Rammerhead - Pudgy Pig - Megaputty - Stabasaurus Rex - Warbunny - Nimrod the Scarlet Sentinel - AC - DC
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Power Rangers
Lauren Shiba - Jen Scotts - Dark Ranger - Space Rangers - Ninja Steel Rangers - Carter Grayson - HyperForce Rangers - Mike Corbett - Ari - Remi
World of the Coinless
Zack - Trini - Saba - Ranger Slayer - Skull - Billy - Jason - Bulk - Aisha Campbell - Matt - Scorpina - Adam Park
Villains
Shattered Grid: Lord Drakkon - Finster 5 - Ranger Sentries - Rita Repulsa - Koragg, The Knight Wolf - A-Squad - Psycho Rangers - Cogs - Grinders
Beyond the Grid: Praetor
Issues
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Mighty Morphin
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8
Power Rangers
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Power Rangers Unlimited
Heir to Darkness - Edge of Darkness
Annuals/Specials and Crossovers
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