|This article is about a/an monster in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.|
|"Your wish is my command! Rooorargh!"|
|―The Genie upon being grown and being told to destroy the Power Rangers by Rita.[src]|
Genie was a magical jackal-headed genie themed monster who served as the main antagonist of the episode "Switching Places."
A drawing of Genie appears on a page next to an illustration of King Sphinx in Finster's monster book. How this is possible since he had not been discovered yet and is not one of Finster's monsters is unknown.
The Genie was once trapped in his Lamp on the planet Kanyn 4 in the Wolf's Head galaxy. The Lamp is found by Squatt and Baboo and they release Genie. Genie arrived to Rita's Moon Palace and unleash him. Due to both being evil and the cliche obligating of a genie, the Genie is very happy to to serve her and help her defeat the Power Rangers. Goldar sends the Genie to Earth in the lamp carried by Squatt and Baboo so that he will not be detected by Zordon and his scanners before Rita wants him to be. After the Power Rangers defeat some Putties however, the two foolish monsters unleash the Genie but also accidentally drop the Lamp which allows the Power Rangers to collect it and bring it to the Command Center for safekeeping. After an attack by Goldar and the Putties at the Angel Grove train yards however, the Genie attacks the countryside outside Angel Grove which forces the Power Rangers to fight him instead. However, the Genie immediately summons spears that blast them down before he jumps up and webs them all with a spider like weapon before frying the entire team. Though they manage to survive all this, Zordon is forced to withdraw them to prevent their annihilation. However, the Genie soon returns to the countryside so the Power Rangers respond but Rita enlarges her Genie into a far more ugly form wielding a massive crank operated drill spear and the Rangers have to summon their Megazord. Despite their powerful formation, the Genie jumps up into the air and stabs it in the chest before stabbing and smacking it back. Though they then activate auxiliary power after he destroys their main power, the Genie uses his webbing and fries the Megazord enough that it is completely wiped out and taken out of action. At this point, the Genie mounts the Megazord and starts cranking his drill to cleave into its head and eviscerate the Power Rangers. Fortunately, Alpha uses the Command Center's teleportation system to send the Lamp to two different locations at once, vaporizing it and causing The Genie to cease to exist in a trail of smoke.
The Genie was a mythical, mysterious and calm individual but was also pure irredeemably evil. He was shown to be highly loyal and faithful to Rita and genuinely served her and helped her to defeat the Power Rangers.
Powers and Abilities
- Invincibility: The Genie was invincible and unstoppable for as long as his lamp is intact.
- Dart Shooting: The Genie could throw forth his arm, generating and firing spears from behind his back. They would form a circle around the Rangers and harm them somehow.
- Web Shooting: The Genie could fling webbing from either hand strong enough to restrain all five Rangers and later the Megazord.
- Electrocution: The Genie could shoot blue lightning from his hand, electrocuting the web to shock his enemies. This took down all five Rangers and crippled the Megazord.
- Strength: The Genie knocked back the Megazord with single swings and a stab of his spear and destroy their servo power circuits with a single stab.
- Endurance: The Genie was able to twist his drill staff's handle without getting tired for an extended period of time.
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- Drill Spear: The Genie gained a massive spear tipped with a drill on the end to hack and slash the Megazord and later to drill it into oblivion.
Behind the Scenes
- The Genie was voiced by Tom Wyner.
- He appears to be based on a dog or jackal and is dressed in Arabian genie garb.
- His name alludes to the fact that he is a genie.
- The Genie was notable for being the final monster to appear before the first appearance of Tommy Oliver and the final monster until the Hatchasaurus to not be fought by a Sixth Ranger.
- The reason the Genie was anticlimactically destroyed by the destruction of his lamp was because in Zyuranger, some bratty kids found and rubbed it so he went back inside and was free of Bandora's control.
- This footage was unusable for obvious reasons but this was why him "ceasing to exist" looked like he was being summoned back into his lamp.