|This article is about a/an villain in Power Rangers Mystic Force.|
|This villain is also known as the former ally, Calindor|
- ""Udonna has chosen unwisely. But now I will show you real power!""
- ―Imperious when growing.[src]
Imperious was the second leading general of the Morlocks and was one of the two major antagonists of Power Rangers Mystic Force. He was once Calindor, a friend of Daggeron, Leanbow and Udonna, until the dark forces turned him into the Mummy-like wizard.
Not much was known about Imperious until the two-part episode "Heir Apparent." He was originally a human named Calindor who was once a kind friend of Udonna's and was trained beside Daggeron by Leanbow. However, he became corrupted by dark magic and discarded Leanbow's teachings, having grown tired of constantly hearing about honor and having to play by the rules. During the Great Battle he betrayed his fellow Mystics and ambushed Daggeron, who was escorting Leanbow and Udonna's infant son Bowen away from the battle. Calindor demanded baby Bowen be handed to him, but Daggeron refused, and the two former friends engaged in a battle that ultimately led to them being magically sealed within a cave. Since that day Calindor laid mummified within the cave, having been cursed during his struggle with Daggeron, until he was revived and reborn in a new body as the mummy-like Imperious.
Years later, Necrolai tricked the Rangers into breaking the seal preventing her to enter the cave and retrieved the mummified Calindor. Octomus brought him back to life as Imperious to serve as the new leader of the Underworld, a role Imperious took an immediate liking to. He refers to himself as the "Dark Wizard". Imperious only sees magic as a way to grant his own selfish desires. Imperious was easily annoyed by Leelee's complaining, turning her into a bug with the ability to summon and free monsters (including himself) from the Underworld. Imperious wasn't hindered by a goal on escaping the Underworld like Morticon was, and focused more on direct attacks on the civilians of Briarwood. In his first encounter, Imperious easily defeated the Rangers, and only Jenji's surprise attack and the fact his magic hadn't yet returned to full strength (due to being stuck in the cave) drove him back.
Imperious briefly reassumed his previous identity as Calindor to gain Udonna and the other Rangers' trust, intending to poison Udonna, frame Daggeron as the traitor and steal the Xenotome. Luckily, Clare was distrustful of him and found out from Phineas he was the true traitor just in time to stop Imperious from poisoning Udonna, and Daggeron prevented him from gaining the Xenotome. After that, Imperious began seeing Daggeron as a rival.
Imperious has also clashed numerous times with Koragg, and even dared Koragg to fight without magic, relying on only his physical strength. Koragg agreed, and his magic was turned into a purple dark Mystic Morpher that was given to Necrolai.
Unbeknownst to Koragg, this was just the first step in a much larger plan - to destroy the Master and rule the world on his own. In the next step of Imperious' plan, he released the four Barbarian Beasts. Warmax and Shrieker were sent to battle the Rangers first, wearing them down, while he secretly dispatched both Fightoe and 50-Below to take out Koragg so he couldn't interfere. Imperious then sent them to battle the Rangers, knowing that their laziness and battle fatigue would cause them to summon Jenji - at which point Fightoe captured him and took him to the Underworld, where Imperious used Jenji's power to wish for a world where the Mystic Force Power Rangers never existed, rendering the Rangers powerless. This allowed the forces of darkness to conquer the world - Rootcore was reduced to rubble and the Rock Porium vanished, color and good magic were nonexistent, humanity was enslaved and music was outlawed. One thing Imperious hadn't counted on was that Koragg had survived and plotted against them, helping the Rangers to reach the Tribunal of Magic and reverse Jenji's wish, after which 50-Below was destroyed. After the battle, Imperious scolded Fightoe for fleeing from battle and destroyed his body and then used Fightoe's soul to power the war machine monster, Ursus, which was also destroyed.
Imperious later attempted to convince the Master that Koragg had committed treason against the forces of evil. However, after proving himself to be honorable, the Master let Koragg keep his magic. It's now Imperious that should be wary of The Master, since it has been proved that Imperious cannot be trusted and has no honor.
Realizing he was unable to destroy Octomus as long as Koragg was around and scared of his treachery being found out, he decided to get into Octomus' good side instead by raising him out of the Underworld with the Ranger's Legend powers. To that end, he formulated a plan by separating Daggeron from the Rangers and destroying him, while using his power to create the Chimera to help drag the Rangers down into the Underworld; Udonna's interference and Koragg's transformation back into Leanbow freed the Rangers, but the Master was still rising. Imperious was on the verge of triumph when it was discovered Daggeron had in fact survived. Imperious challenged him to a bound battle - the two, in their Ancient Mystic Modes, would be chained together and fight with only swords. Imperious cheated, snatching the Solaris Laser Lamp for use and mocking the idea of fighting with honor. Despite this, Daggeron was able to win and mortally wounded his enemy. Imperious regressed back to Calindor and then into the mummified shell of himself before dissolving to dust as he made a cryptic remark about the coming of the Ten Terrors.
As Calindor, he is a kind and helpful young man who is friendly to others, he is a good friend of Leanbow, Udonna and Daggeron.
As Imperious, he is a ruthless, sadistic, manipulative, deceptive, and highly cunning Morlock general that does what he can to rule the magic and surface world, though unlike most villains in Mystic Force. Imperious (along with Koragg) is highly calm and cool, rarely having any (if not at all) outbursts, even if his plan gets thwarted by the Rangers. Above all else he is also supremely arrogant, thinking that no one will ever stop him, and even more extremely narcissistic, gloating and reveling in his new body, and calling himself "beautiful". He also dislikes the Master, to the point of committing treachery, and at one point in the first part of the two-part episode "Heir Apparent", even tried to destroy him, only to be stopped by Koragg.
On his own, Imperious is very powerful and even more so then Morticon, though his strength is even with Koragg and is out match by the Master, he is still more powerful then Necrolai and an average monster faced by the Rangers.
Powers And Abilities
Imperious, being a leader of the dark forces, possessed powerful strength and magic. Imperious himself is a skilled fighter and extremely powerful magic user; he balances out his physical strength with magical powers honed during his time as a member of the Mystic Force. Being one of the main villains in Mystic Force, and possessing powerful strength and magic, he is one of the most powerful enemies the Mystic Rangers have ever fought in Mystic Force. Imperious is a powerful wizard. He balances his physical strength with the same magical powers which are the same kind as Mystic Rangers, but in the higher degree. All of this makes Imperious the fourth strongest and most powerful enemy in Mystic Force. Koragg being the third, Morticon being the second and the Master is the strongest and most powerful enemy in Mystic Force.
- Imperious Transformation: Calindor can turn back into his true form at will.
- Ancient Mystic Mode: Calindor can armor up in golden armor called: Ancient Mystic Mode.
Ancient Mystic Mode
- Hand-To-Hand Combat: Calindor is a formidable fighter when in his Ancient Mystic Mode, when he first meets the Rangers in the episode "Long Ago", he is able to fight all five Mystic Rangers with ease.
- Lightning Beam: In Ancient Mystic Mode, he can fire yellow lightning beams from his hands or the ground. The former proved to be this form's strongest attack since it was a perfect match for Daggeron's own energy blasts.
- Energy Blast: He can fire an energy blast.
- Tractor Beam: Calindor can also fire a purple tractor beam from his hands.
- Travel Ball: He can travel to any location while in a yellow colored ball.
- Mystic Sword: In his Ancient Mystic Mode, he uses a Mystic Sword similar to the one that Daggeron uses and that both used during their final duel, and was able to fight him evenly matched, showing that he hadn't forgotten any of his old fighting skills.
- Teleportation: By shouting the phase "Luthaar", Imperious can teleport to any location at will. He can also do this instantly without needing to say a word which was quick enough to avoid Nick's Magi Staff Striker.
- Size Changing: By shouting the phase "Malorus Melavacardum", he can grow to a size more than one hundred times the size of the Titan Megazord, making him one of the largest villains in Power Rangers Mystic Force.
- Calindor/Ancient Mystic Form Transformation: Despite his new form, he can return to being Calindor at will and use his old Ancient Mystic Mode.
- Summoning Monsters: Imperious also has the ability to summon and free monsters from the Underworld.
- Monster Creation: By saying the phrase "Megaro Zangar Marodaza", Imperious can resurrect the souls of the undead and create his own monster, as shown in the first half of the two-part episode "Heir Apparent", when he created a super powerful monster known as the Chimera.
- Spell Breaking: By saying the phase "Mujura", he can break a spell, as shown in the episode "Scaredy Cat", when he broke free from the Green Ranger's Vine Power.
- Finger Force: Imperious can push his enemies far away with a powerful force from his finger.
- Energy Barrier: Imperious can cast a barrier to trap his enemies in, as shown in the episode "Long Ago".
- Dark Energy Blast: By saying the phrase "Darious Melorium", Imperious can fire a blast made of dark energy that can disabled protection spells which he used to try and steal the Xenotome.
- Morpher Spell: Imperious can turn any magic powers into a Mystic Morpher, as shown in the episode "Ranger Down", when he turned Koragg's magic into a Mystic Morpher for Necrolai.
- Virus Spell: Imperious can cast a spell that can cause a Megazord to have a virus, as shown in the episode "Koragg's Trial".
- Lightning Beam: Imperious can open up a wormhole in an area, and fire an orange-yellow colored lightning beam at the enemy.
- Magi Tornado: By shouting the phrase "Boombasa", Imperious can turn himself into a black tornado, it is similar to the one that the Pink Mystic Ranger uses, but stronger.
- Vine Generation: Imperious can unleash vines to wrap his enemies with, it is similar to the ability that the Green Mystic Ranger uses.
- Water Tornado: By shouting the phrase "Entoa", Imperious can fire a water tornado, it is a water ability that is stronger then the Blue Mystic Ranger's water power.
- Magic Pen Summoning: Imperious can conjure up a dark pen that can be used to summon a dark seal as shown in the episode "Long Ago" when he gave it to Jester the Pester.
- Energy Storm-Imperious can generate a cloud of black smoke and yellow lightning that he can travel through. He did this to meet the Rangers for the first time.
- Folding Fan: Imperious carries around a folding fan that he also uses as a weapon as he can use it to send magical spells and it can also become a staff that can be used in battle. It was strong enough to block Nick's Power of the Phoenix attack.
- Energy Empowerment: In its staff mode, Imperious can charge his fan up with purple energy and swing it at full force.
- Teleportation Cast: Imperious can teleport any ally at will with his fan.
- Energy Absorption: Imperious can use his fan to absorb energy from other beings as seen when Udonna fired at him after his lie about Daggeron being evil was uncovered.
- Invisible Force: By shouting the phase "Ennacio", Imperious can fire an invisible force from his fan. A wordless version could take down all five Rangers which was his very first attack on the Rangers.
- Insect Spell: By shouting the phase "Eistromitor", he can use his fan to turn anyone into an insect, as shown in the episode "Scaredy Cat" when he turn Leelee into a insect.
- Teleportation Swipe: Imperious can also swipe his fan at an ally to teleport them to any location at will.
- Energy Transference: Imperious can also use his fan to fire a continuous purple colored tornado at the target to transform them into pure energy and transfer them into a creation of his.
- Freeze Spell-By ordering "Be still", Imperious can fire blue energy at his enemies from his fan to freeze them in place which he did to Udonna and Claire.
- Magic Blast: Imperious can fire a continuous blast of magical purple energy from his fan.
- Energy Blast: Imperious can also fire a green energy blast from his fan.
- Energy Laser: Imperious can also fire purple colored energy lasers from his fan.
- Scrying: Imperious can look through his fan and see the events that is happening right now.
- Lightning Generation: Imperious can generate purple colored lightning from his fan.
- Lightning Bolt: By shouting the phrase "Mutafento", Imperious can conjure a powerful light blue colored lightning bolt with his fan.
- Mega Lightning Bolt: Imperious can cast a lightning bolt from his fan like before, it is similar to his normal lightning bolt ability, but it is colored purple, larger, and stronger. It is permissibly his strongest ability as a whole, as it is powerful enough to free the Barbarian Beasts from their prison.
- Centipede Attack: Imperious can also fire centipedes made of dark energy from his fan as well, the attack is similar to Koragg's Wolf Attack.
- Time Spell: Imperious can also use his fan to cast a spell that can replay any events that has happened in the past.
- Monster Enlarging: Imperious can also use his fan to make a monster grow giant.
- Dark Power: Imperious can also fire a dark purple lightning beam from his fan as well.
- Flame Force: Imperious can release a force of fire from his fan, it is a fire ability that is stronger then the Red Mystic Ranger's Power Of The Phoenix ability.
- Lightning Redirection: Imperious can catch lightning with his fan, and by shouting the phrase "Olaffo", he can fire it back at the enemy, it is strong enough to absorb the Yellow Mystic Ranger's Lightning Power.
Behind The Scenes
- Coincidentally, Imperious is Latin for "controller".
- Imperious is shown to be one of the most dishonorable villains in the franchise, but not as evil as Octomus the Master himself.
- It remains unknown how Imperious knows of the Ten Terrors.
- Imperious is the third villain to be larger than a Megazord, the first is Dark Specter from In Space, and the second is Omni from S.P.D..
- Unlike Meemy, who was completely loyal to Absolute God N Ma (Octomus' Sentai counterpart), he was disloyal to Octomus, as he wanted to destroy him. This makes him one of many villains who were originally loyal in the source material, similar to Darkonda, Deviot, Vexacus, and Shimazu.