This article is about a/an villain in Power Rangers Operation Overdrive.

"And I could use a little help getting out of here. Oh, very well."
―Kamdor's first lines as he speaks to Miratrix after she asks for help against the Rangers before enlarging Ultrog.[src]
"I'm Kamdor! Prepare to fall!"
―Kamdor introduces himself to the Rangers before taking them on.[src]
"Finally! Now, to find the ― Argh!"
―Kamdor's final words before his destruction.[src]

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Kamdor was a blue ninja-like cyborg warrior who was a ruthless warlord and Miratrix's master. He was the tertiary antagonist of Power Rangers Operation Overdrive.


Little is really known about Kamdor's past; however, it is known that he is an evil alien ninja warlord. He was trapped inside a jewel that Miratrix wore around her neck after he saved her on a distant planet. After being captured there, he was eventually released by a device Will stole for Miratrix (while undercover). He wields two swords that can combine to form a double-bladed staff. He can also create monsters and enlarge them using sutras. He has no foot soldiers, but once brainwashed ninja-garbed stuntmen at a movie set into serving him.

He battled both the Rangers and other villains in his search for the jewels; he has clashed with Moltor and the Fearcats several times. He briefly worked with Flurious (Behind the Scenes) and was part of Thrax's army in the two-part special team-up episode "Once A Ranger" (teaming up with Mig to attack Stonehenge), but his alliances are brief and don't last. He has clashed with Will several times, first when the Ranger was pretending to defect to evil (Kamdor never trusted him) and again to steal the third jewel.

He and Miratrix have had greater success than most of their rival villains in searching for the jewels. They were able to steal the Parchment left behind by the Ho-Oh bird, the third jewel of the Corona Aurora in the episode "One Gets Away", and located and gained the fourth jewel (though Ronny used her superspeed to pickpocket it from him).

He has a strong partnership with Miratrix. Aside from being imprisoned after saving her life, he has shown an amiable working relationship with her. When she was knocked flying by the Fearcats in the first part of the two-part episode "Man of Mercury", he sounded genuinely concerned. However, he still doesn't view her as an equal and leaves her out of the details of some of his plans - in the episode "Behind the Scenes" he organized an alliance with Flurious without her, and in the episode "Things Not Said" he was shown not informing her of the plan in advance and sending her against the Rangers while he searched for the jewel, even though she technically wasn't needed. The relationship eventually collapsed, and he told her that he was wrong "to think she could be more than she is", dismissing her as a "worthless greedy underling". He was shown to be increasingly irate about losing to the Rangers, and angrily beat the Mercury Ranger into unconsciousness. Later, he declared to Miratrix he was tired of the failures and coldly declared that "it's time to make our final move".

In the episode "Two Fallen Foes", Kamdor made his final move in waiting for the Rangers to do the hard work and then attacking with sudden force, successfully stealing the Golden Plate that led to the fifth jewel. He also imprisoned Miratrix in the jewel that had once held him. He used the third jewel to summon a meteor to Earth as a diversionary tactic, and Will had to face Kamdor in a solo duel while the other Rangers handled the meteor. During this time, Kamdor switched to his Duel Mode (or Dual Mode) where his mask parts gave way to reveal his true, gray monstrous face. After deliberately taking this battle "to the end", Kamdor was eventually destroyed by the Will's Drive Slammer and the Plate was retrieved, bringing the Rangers another step closer to their goal.


Kamdor has proven to be much more temperamental, menacing, and overall darker than the likes of Moltor or Flurious. He is a completely merciless, ruthless, callous, calculating, sadistic, arrogant, and irredeemably greedy megalomaniac, and will stop at nothing to destroy the Power Rangers, become all powerful, and rule the universe, even if it means killing or betraying to get his way. At the same time, he is also very cunning and level-headed, and will take his battles and his plans seriously. Though he is (at first) good allies with Miratrix, his treachery and greed made the relationship between them utterly defunct. He also has a volatile temper, and is known to be quite enraged and irate whenever things don't go his way. He is also intelligent, deceptive, treacherous, and manipulative, as he fooled Flurious into an alliance of convenience with him.

Powers And Abilities

Being the most cunning and most competent of any of the villains in Operation Overdrive, Kamdor is the third strongest and most powerful villain in Operation Overdrive, though his strength is surpassed by Mig. Beating by a tie between Flurious and Moltor, he is shown to be more dangerous then Miratrix.

  • Super Strength: Kamdor possesses far greater strength than Miratrix, taking down all five Rangers in just a few blows.
  • Durability: Kamdor took multiple energy slashes and punches from Cheetar and Mig and was able to survive. Even being blasted by Mig's bazooka did not cause either him or Miratrix any serious harm.
  • Super Speed: Kamdor can zip through the air as a blur which he did when he first attacked the Rangers in the episode "Both Sides Now."
  • Expert Hand-To-Hand Combat: Being a ninja, Kamdor is a skilled fighter, being able to avoid and block attacks of the Rangers while being able to subdue them. In the episode "Lights, Camera, Dax ", he overwhelmed a small army of Lava Lizards and was able to hold his own until the Rangers arrived.
  • Monster Creation and Enlarging: Kamdor can create his own monster with a snap of a finger and even enlarge them at will.
  • Ninja Master Skills: Kamdor uses this skill to make an impact on the ground.
  • Extraordinary Jumper: Kamdor can jump at incredible heights.
  • Energy Mind Control: With a snap of a finger, Kamdor can cause a cloud of purple energy to appear on the targets' heads and can control them like slaves.
  • Energy Swipe: Kamdor can charge up blue energy around his wrist and swipe at the enemy at full force.
  • Reformation: If destroyed by a normal attack, Kamdor can reassemble himself in a matter of seconds.
  • Energy Ring: By concentrating energy, Kamdor can fire a clear light blue or white colored energy ring.
  • Lightning Beams: Kamdor can fire blue colored lightning beams from his hands.
  • Energy Blast: Kamdor can fire a light blue colored energy blast from his fingertips.
  • Duplication: Kamdor can make multiple copies of himself.
    • Agility Rush: Kamdor and his clones can multi attack the target.
  • Dual Mode: Kamdor can transform into his Dual Mode, which gives him an increase in strength and agility.


  • Katana: Kamdor wields two powerful Katanas that he could use in battle.
    • Lightning Blast: Kamdor can combine the blades of his Katanas and fire a blast of light blue colored lightning
      • Lightning Beams: Kamdor could also fire two blue powerful lightning beams from either of his Katanas without crossing them which took down Ronny during his first battle.
    • Slash Attack: Kamdor can run in high speeds and swing his Katanas at the enemy with full force, in the episode "Both Sides Now ", it is powerful enough to take the Red Ranger out of his Ranger Form in just one slash,
    • Ground Impact: He could also use his Katanas to make an impact on the ground.
    • Teleportation: Kamdor can combine his Katanas and teleport to any location at will.
  • Blue Sapphire: By gaining the blue jewel called the Blue Sapphire, Kamdor can use this to create and summon a large purple colored meteor, which, according to the Pink Ranger, can destroy the Earth.
  • Sutra Stamps: Kamdor can summon a group of rectangle-shape sutras-like stamps, that have their own abilities such as:
    • Monster Creation: If these sutras attach to an object, they can create a monster.
    • Monster Enlarger: If these sutras attach to a monster, they will enlarge them.
  • Jewel Of Darkness: Kamdor was previously sealed away in this jewel. He can also use it to seal anyone who gets in the way of his path.


Behind The Scenes



  • He is voiced by Adam Gardiner. (Richard Simpson was credited as Kamdor in the episode "Pirate in Pink").
  • Kamdor bears a slight resemblance to the Shogun Megazord of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, while his face looks like the evil one of the Stratoforce Megazord from Lost Galaxy. The reason for this is because his Boukenger counterpart, Yaiba of Darkness, as with each primary antagonist and each individual monster of the week was visually designed as an homage to the various robots and other mecha piloted by the protagonists of the 29 previous Super Sentai Series (except for J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai), as Boukenger was the 30th anniversary series. Kamdor's look was based on the Shogun Megazord's counterpart, the Muteki Shogun of Ninja Sentai Kakuranger.
  • Despite Power Rangers Operation Overdrive's very poor reception, Kamdor has been universally praised by fans for his dark presence and his menacing appearance, which changes the show's overall tone. He is rightfully considered one of the most evil and ruthless villains in the Power Rangers franchise, alongside Dai Shi, Grizzaka, Queen Bansheera, Venjix Virus, Serrator, Deviot, Master Org, and Octomus the Master. His sociopathy, greed, megalomania, and treachery made him one of the most despicable of said villains, and it certainly contrasted him with the other comical, incompetent, or arrogant villains in Operation Overdrive. He even proved worse than the equally traitorous Miratrix, as he ended up imprisoning and (presumably) killing her, and did not show the slightest bit of sentiment or remorse afterwards. Even Flurious was afraid of him when he entered his lair.


Main article: List of Kamdor's appearances

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