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This article is about a/an villain in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, existing in a different continuity than the TV series.

"Ladies and gentlemen, the ooze is back!"
―Ivan Ooze's first words upon being released by Lord Zedd.[src]

"I will not only destroy him, I will obliterate his entire legacy. It will be as if Zordon of Eltar never existed!"
―Ivan Ooze after being told that Zordon was still alive.[src]

"You're too kind. Allow me to introduce myself. I am the galactically feared, globally reviled, and universally despised... they call me Ivan Ooze."
―Ivan Ooze introducing himself to the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers after Kimberly called him gross.[src]

"Put a sock in it, Z. 10 minutes out of the egg and I'm already listening to one of your lectures. You locked me into your stuffy hyperlock chamber and tossed me away in the depths like yesterday's trash! Do you have any idea what it's like to be locked in a rotten egg for 6,000 years?! It's boring! Not to mention I've had a charley horse since the Renaissance."
―Ivan Ooze's most famous quote after Zordon told him that he wouldn't get away with all this.[src]

"I feel big again!"
―Ivan after fusing with Hornitor.[src]

"Shall we tango?"
―Ivan when confronted with the Ninja Megazord.

"Oh no."
―Ivan Ooze reacting to Ryan's Comet coming at him and his final words before his death.

Ivan Ooze was an intergalactic tyrant who served as the main antagonist of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie.

History

Past

According to Zordon, Ooze "ruled the world with a reign of unparalleled terror" until he was imprisoned in a Hyperlock Chamber by Zordon, Dulcea and the "Order of Meridian" who presumably were the precursors to the modern Power Rangers. In addition to his own power, he also had his own batch of enemy foot soldiers and Zord-like constructs.

Despite having been trapped, Ivan was aware of what was going on outside of his prison; he would later complain about having missed the Black Plague, the Spanish Inquisition and the Brady Bunch reunion. By the time of the Renaissance, he was suffering from a charley horse.

Modern day

Ivan's hyperlock chamber was unearthed six thousand years later by an Angel Grove construction crew. Zordon sent the Rangers to hide the chamber once more but they were beaten to the scene by Rita and Zedd who released Ooze and asked for Zordon's destruction in return. Ooze breached the Command Center's security with ease. He demolished the Command Center, severely weakened Alpha 5 and destroyed Zordon's time warp causing him to age rapidly. With the destruction of the Command Center, the Rangers lost their powers and went in search of a new power source.

Ooze traveled to the moon and deposed both Zedd and Rita, trapping them within a snowglobe. Their henchmen Goldar and Mordant swore allegiance to Ivan rather than join Rita and Zedd in captivity. Ivan then began brainwashing the parents of Angel Grove into digging up the parts of his Ecto-Morphicons: large insect-like machines similar to the Rangers' Zords. Once the Ecto-Morphicons were completed, he sent them to destroy the city while ordering the parents to leap to their doom at the construction site. Ivan then spent his time in the observatory with Goldar watching the destruction his machines wrought on the city.

After the Rangers restored their powers on Phados, they returned to Angel Grove and battled Ivan's machines with their new Ninja Zords. Using these Zords, they were able to destroy one of the Morphicons, Scorpitron. Ivan combined with the other Morphicon, Hornitor, and took on the Rangers himself. The battle progressed into outer space and though Ivan consistently had the upper hand, he was destroyed when the Ninja FalconMegazord kicked him into the path of Ryan's Comet which destroyed Ivan on impact.

Appearance

Ivan disguised as a carnival wizard.

Ivan Ooze wore purple robes with a large collar, long enough to cover his feet, purple bracelets with red and green gems, and a belt with a design similar to Rita's headdress. His skin was violet with two horns winding together to make a goatee. His nails were long, unmanicured, and his head was crenellated by ridges of skin. Disguised as a carnival wizard to pass out his ooze to children, Ivan appeared in white face paint and a wig of purple curly hair, and wore a conical hat and a navy blue robe tied with a purple sash.

Personality

Overall, Ivan could be described as insane and megalomaniacal. He loved to show off flamboyantly hence his introduction to Rita and Zedd. He saw no one as his equal, and imprisoned Rita and Zedd in a snowglobe to ensure that they didn't get in his way of conquering Earth, but was willing to hire their minions.

Ivan Ooze held a great grudge against Zordon, whom he vowed to destroy; but also had a sense of humor, making jokes when he felt it appropriate, and saw anyone as potential pawns in his conquest of the universe. He loved his machines dearly, becoming enraged enough to merge with the Hornitor when the Scorpitron was destroyed. He could also become bored easily; when the adults were taking too long to dig up his Ecto-Morphicons, Ivan ordered an adult to dance - "Do the swim!" - showing he knew modern dances and music.

Powers and abilities

  • Durability: Ivan took a blast from Lord Zedd and not only made no attempt to counter it, actually laughing at it and saying it tickled.
  • Shape Shifting: Self-proclaimed master of disguise, Ivan could disguise himself as anything he wanted. His primary disguise was a wizard/clown for handing out jars of his ooze to brainwash adults. He retained the purple color scheme in this form meaning he simply loved the color too much to not wear it. Ivan flawlessly took the form of a guard Zedd knocked out prior to releasing him from his seal.
  • Liquification: Ivan could become ooze itself at will to squeeze through tightly sealed doors that he couldn't open any other way even penetrating the Command Center with ease in this way.
    • Ooze Projection-Ivan Ooze could also fling ooze off himself to silence others annoying him such as Rita.
  • Shrinking: Ivan shrank Rita and Zedd to the size of snowglobe figurines.
  • Materialization: Ivan could create simple objects out of nothing such as a flute or a snow globe.
  • Hypnosis: Using his ooze as a medium, Ivan can put anyone he wants under his spell; he needed adults and any that touched the bottled ooze he handled out were put to work on digging up his Ecto-Morphicons.
  • Lightning: At multiple times, Ooze sent out purple lightning from his fingers for various outcomes.
    • Telekinesis: Ivan could lift enemies up into the air with his lightning.
    • Tractor Beam: Ivan could blast objects to catch them in a forcefield strong enough to hold the Crane Zord in mid-flight.
    • Empowerment: Ivan could also use his lightning to reactivate his Ectomorphicons.
  • Henchmen Generation: Ivan created the Oozemen from lighting that created ooze that his minions were birthed from. He also created the Tengu Warriors from an amethyst loogie he spat out in the Lunar Palace.

Video Game appearances

  • Ivan Ooze appears as the final boss in all video game adaptations of the movie.
  • The Ivan-Ecto Morphicon form looks significantly different in the Genesis and Game Gear versions of the game, being more insect-like and having four arms though still bearing Ivan's face.
    • In the the game gear version of the game, Ivan-Ecto Morphicon is created by Scorpitron and Hornitor fusing together with Ivan as opposed to the film where only Hornitron fused with Ivan. Ivan-Ecto is playable in the GameGear version's VS and multiplayer modes.

Notes

  • Since Ivan Ooze was imprisoned six thousand years prior to the events of the movie, he was presumably sealed in the early 4000s BC. Even so, he appears to have watched modern popular culture from his prison, and proves well versed in it.
  • Ivan notes that Zordon still "uses a bunch of kids to do his dirty work". This indicates Ivan has possibly met and battled a team of Rangers long before the current team.
  • Ivan is hinted to be a fan of The Brady Bunch; during his destruction of the Command Center, he laments missing the show's reunion while imprisoned in hyperlock.
  • Ivan's fused form is known as Ivan-Ecto Morphicon in the Sega adaptations.
  • Ivan Ooze has many Power Rangers firsts despite not appearing in the main metaseries continuity.
    • He is the first villain to with a well-developed sense of humor. This would be repeated by Lothor.
    • He is the first villain to be introduced in a feature film; the second was Divatox.
    • He is the only primary antagonist to be defeated after only one appearance since Divatox returned after her defeat in Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie.
    • He is the first villain to fight the Rangers personally (Lord Zedd did not fight Tommy until half-way through season 3) and the first villain to fight a Megazord in direct combat.
    • He is the first villain to be able to physically possess one of his creations; the second was Venjix.
    • Ivan is given the credit to be the first villain to overthrow Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa. Of course, since this was an alternate timeline, that honor in the main continuity goes to King Mondo of the Machine Empire. He remains the first villain of the franchise in general to overthrow the main villain(s).

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