|This article is about a/an villain in Power Rangers Wild Force.|
Despite Zordon's colossal wave of good energy wiping out and purifying all evil in the universe, including the Machine Empire, General Venjix somehow managed to survive along with four other generals and several Cogs. Learning of King Mondo's destruction, Venjix swore revenge on those who destroyed him.
Deciding to search for Lord Zedd's personal Zord Serpentera, Venjix took his troops to Earth's moon to dig up the weapon to use it in their plan of revenge on the Rangers. However, Andros, the Red Space Ranger, had been tracking the Machine Empire Remnants for years, and gathered nine other Red Rangers, who then stormed the base and fought off the Cogs. Unfortunately, during the time it took for the heroes to arrive, Venjix had powered Serpentera with a Neo Plutonium reactor.
When he and the other generals attempted to board Serpentera, they were stopped by Cole Evans and the other Red Rangers. Venjix faced off against the original Red Ranger, Jason Lee Scott, and Cole, who was the newest Red Ranger at that time. The veteran and rookie Red Rangers were able to overpower Venjix while the other Red Rangers defeated the other generals, but Venjix was able to escape and board Serpentera. He attempted to use it to destroy Earth, but before he could leave the moon, Cole Evans used his Wild Force Rider to destroy Serpentera. Venjix was destroyed, along with Serpentera, thus putting an end to the Machine Empire and ending any threat it posed to the universe for good.
Powers and abilities
- Strength: Venjix is amongst the strongest members of the Machine Empire, leading its last remnants and nearly overwhelming Jason and Cole. When fighting Cole alone, a single mid-air kick stopped him from slashing Venjix and a punch knocked him backwards onto his knees.
- Durability: Venjix took an energized slash to the shoulder by Cole's Crystal Saber had no effect other than making him fall to his knees and being shot by Leo's Jet Jammer only made him and the other Generals cringe.
- Super Jump: Venjix can jump as high as Cole could in a single bound despite not being empowered by an animal.
- Expert Fighter: Venjix was able to hold off both Jason and Cole for a time without issue.
- Lightning Blasts: Venjix can fire blue lightning from his left hand, powerful enough to send Cole flying across the battlefield.
- Energy Lasers: General Venjix can fire dark purple energy lasers from his right hand.
- Expert Zord Pilot: Venjix was skilled enough to pilot Serpentera all by himself whereas it originally took both Goldar and Lord Zedd to properly pilot it.
- Fists: Unlike all his other generals, Venjix only has his bare hands to fight but was able to overpower Cole with them.
- Claws: Venjix seems to have claws on the back of either hand but never actually uses them in his attacks.
- Serpentera: Zedd's stolen War Zord that he tried to destroy Earth with but it was destroyed and took him with it.
Behind the Scenes
- General Venjix was voiced by Archie Kao who previously portrayed Kai Chen, the Blue Galaxy Ranger, in Power Rangers Lost Galaxy.
- His suit actors were Tomohiko Akiyama (秋山 智彦 Akiyama Tomohiko) and Terence J. Rotolo.
- Whilst never revealed, it's possible Venjix and his troops survived the Zordon Wave due to not being on the battlefield at the time.
- Power Rangers Wild Force
- Episode 34: Forever Red
- Power Rangers HyperForce
- Special Episode: Villain Special
- Shadowborg - The character the costume was recycled from in Saban's Big Bad Beetleborgs.
- Shadow - The original use of the costume and Japanese counterpart of Shadowborg in Juukou B-Fighter.
- Venjix Virus - The primary antagonist of Power Rangers R.P.M by the same name, later went as "Evox" in Power Rangers Beast Morphers.
- Bara Mobile - Super Sentai counterpart in Carranger. See comparison page. (in terms of being the last remnants of the Machine Empire and appearing in a team-up).