|This article is about a/an villain in Power Rangers RPM.|
|"Indeed, it is. I thought I'd lost myself a few times, Commander. 4319.2 miles of desert. Well, no wonder I had such a headache."|
|―General Kilobyte's first words when showing up in the Venjix Palace and then being told he was thought lost. Partway through his conversation, he takes off his head and removes sand from within it.[src]|
|"Ah yes, Power Rangers. I was wondering when you would show up."|
|―Kilobyte when he met the RPM Rangers before blasting them down.[src]|
|"How do ya like me now?"|
|―Kilobyte upon enlarging himself.[src]|
|"NO! NOOOOOOOOO! This isn't over yet! Do you hear me?!"|
|―Kilobyte after being defeated by the RPM Ultrazord.[src]|
Kilobyte was an extremely dangerous Attack Bot General made by Venjix long ago. Kilobyte was thought to be destroyed, and had been trapped in the wastelands for unknown reasons, though managed to return to the Venjix base.
Power Rangers RPM
It turns out that Kilobyte was there when Dillon's sister was turned into Tenaya 7, alongside the Sat Bot and Venjix. Kilobyte later plotted to blow up Corinth, but the Rangers used the new Rail Blaster and their RPM Ultrazord and almost destroyed him. However, after their attack, he managed to escape to Venjix Palace. However, this disappoints Venjix as he doesn't let him out in the open again.
In an attempt to prove himself, he activates Hicks as a hybrid without Venjix's permission, which angered Venjix enough to banish him. Later, Venjix orders Tenaya 15 (the newest incarnation of Tenaya 7) to destroy him once they've conquered Corinth, but Kilobyte overhears this.
As Venjix begins his final attack on Corinth, Kilobyte sneaks into Corinth's defense control tower and sets Tenaya's weapons to be deleted. He then arrives to battle Tenaya. Her weapons gone, she summons Grinders to defend herself though Kilobyte destroys them. As he prepares to destroy Tenaya, Dillon appears and battles Kilobyte. Kilobyte holds him off, and just as he is ready for the final strike, Rangers Red, Blue, and Yellow arrive with the Road Blaster and a single blast annihilates Kilobyte.
Power Rangers Hyper Force
When the Hyper Force Rangers travel to the Power Rangers RPM dimension they are attacked by Kilobyte who inserts the Venjix Virus into the Black Hyper Force Ranger, Vesper who turns out to be an android. He then orders her the attack the Blue Hyper Force Ranger, Eddie. Eddie tries to stop Vesper by trying to make her remember who she is. While Eddie is distracted with Vesper, Kilobyte deals a devastating blow to Eddie almost killing him.
As the Hyper Force Rangers and Gem are fighting Buzzkill, Kilobyte runs out to yell at Buzzkill for not defeating the Rangers yet. Buzzkill and Kilobyte are then kicked thousands of miles away by the Chronos Hyperforce Megazord.
Kilobyte is a very insidious character who speaks in a British accent. He also has the ability to think through a strategy and create Attack Bots. Proof of this is the last form of Venjix. During his first appearance, he was shown to be extremely misogynistic, claiming Tenaya 7 was weak for being "programmed" to think like a female as well as the women in Corinth.
Powers and abilities
Kilobyte is easily the most powerful general in Venjix's army, only being outdone by the virus himself. Even Venjix acknowledges him as his "most feared general."
- Strength: Kilobyte is so strong that single punches could send the Rangers flying and he had no trouble defeating Tenaya and Dillon.
- Durability: Being Venjix's strongest general, Kilobyte has metal skin that can take a lot of punishment. The Rail Blaster's almighty slash and finishing move merely knocked him down but his most impressive display of durability was how he survived the RPM Ultrazord's finisher and explosion without suffering serious damage.
- Monster Growth: Kilobyte can grow monsters by saying "Begin the download."
- Self-Growth: Alternatively, Kilobyte can also make himself grow into a giant by saying "Begin the download."
- Master Hand to Hand Combatant: Kilobyte is an extremely powerful hand to hand combatant, easily overwhelming all five Rangers when both unmorphed and morphed as well as defeating Tenaya and Dillon on a two on one duel with hardly any effort.
- Weapon Combatant: Kilobyte easily overwhelmed six Rangers (minus Ziggy who he had just thrown away) with his sword despite them wielding their Nitro Blaster Sword Mode and Cloud Hatchets against him.
- Robotics Expert: Kilobyte is an expert in making robots, being able to create several Attack Bots and Venjix's final body.
- Agility: During his second battle against the Rangers in the episode "Run Ziggy Run", Kilobyte backflipped away from a slash from Scott's Nitro Blaster and landed on his feet with ease.
- Energy Force: As shown in the flashback of the episode "Key to the Past", Kilobyte can fire a red energy force from his hands that was strong enough to knock down Dillon.
- Super Jump: Kilobyte was able to jump an amazing distance into the air which caused the PaleoMax Megazord, ValveMax Megazord with the Falcon Chopper instead of the Tail Spinner and High Octane Megazord to all hit each other with their finishing attacks.
- Head Removal: As seen when he was first introduced, Kilobyte can take off his head to air out his neck or remove any obstructions (for example: sand) from under it without accidentally killing himself.
- Feather Sword: Kilobyte has a big curved sword resembling a feather duster which he can use for combat.
- Energy Empowerment: Kilobyte can charge up his sword with red energy and slash at his enemies with maximum force which was strong enough to knock down all four Rangers present at that time with one horizontal slash.
- Energy Absorption and Reflection: When giant, Kilobyte was able to absorb all of the energy blasts from the Falcon Chopper, Wolf Cruiser, and Lion Hauler into his sword and send them back.
- Coin Slash: Kilobyte can charge up his sword with red energy to generate a big coin behind him and then release a triple slash across the screen. This was definitely his strongest attack as a single performance of this took down all five Rangers and demorph them and when he was enlarged, it took down all three Megazords present in one hit.
- Bucket Bazooka: When he was enlarged, Kilobyte fought with a bucket-like bazooka which unleashed massive yellow energy balls powerful enough to cause very large explosions but was always either dodged or ineffective and was obliterated when the Road Attack Zord's Burnout attack struck him.
- Broom Blaster: Kilobyte wields a powerful laser blaster that resembles a broom and can unleash orange or purple energy lasers strong enough to take down all five unmorphed Rangers, cripple Tenaya, and overwhelm Dillon's force field ability while critically injuring him.
Behind the Scenes
- Kilobyte is voiced by Leighton Cardno.
- According to Kilobyte's first words, Kilobyte travelled 4319.2 miles to get from where he was thought dead to the Venjix Palace. Assuming that Corinth is the RPM Dimension's equivalent of Boston, Massachusetts (which is supported by the map during the opening showing America and zooming in to where Boston would be), that would mean that he was lost somewhere in between Greece and Malta since those are the closest areas on the real world map to those distances.
- This implies that he was lost at sea which could be interpreted to mean that he was flying a Venjix Drone which crashed for some reason (possibly shot down by some human forces) and he was thought to be lost.
- Kilobyte's voice changes drastically between "The Dome Dolls" and "Ancient History" in that it becomes significantly less deep and robotic and more human sounding.
- Whether this was intentional and tries to imply that the damage made his voice deeper and he was repaired in between the events of one episode to the next or an oversight on the part of the production team is unclear.
- Strangely enough, Kilobyte was defeated by the Rangers with one attack, with the fact that he survived after the explosion of his giant form and many other attacks.
- Kilobyte is the second general of Venjix to be destroyed.
- Kilobyte is quite similar to Darkonda from Power Rangers In Space:
- Both have a rivalry with a female villain in the organization (Darkonda with Astronema and Kilobyte with Tenaya 7/15).
- Both fight the Rangers numerous times, resulting in them getting destroyed and later revived, although Kilobyte was revived once while Darkonda gets revived nine times.
- Both have a hand in re-brainwashing the female villain after they retrieve their old memories and are eventually overshadowed by them.
- And in the finale, both plot to destroy the female villain and then the main villain but get destroyed before they succeed. (Darkonda was destroyed by Dark Specter while Kilobyte was destroyed by the Rangers with the Road Blaster). Ironically they get destroyed in the first part of the finale.
- Both are destroyed in different ways than their counterparts (Darkonda's counterpart was originally destroyed by theMega Voyager only to be permanently destroyed when shooting a planet destroying missile into Dark Specter's back and Kilobyte's counterpart was destroyed by the RPM Ultrazord).