|This article is about a/an galaxy in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.|
The M51 Galaxy is an expanse of space that is under the absolute rule of Master Vile, who resides on the planet Gamma Vile. In his own words, it's "where evil reigns supreme and the bad guys ALWAYS win".
Thousands of years ago, the people of the M51 Galaxy fled to Earth's moon and hid the Zeo Crystal deep inside the Caves of Deception so that Master Vile could not abuse its power. In addition to the various illusions in the caves, they placed a powerful force-field around the Crystal that would destroy anybody who was not pure of heart.
After the Aquitar Rangers defeated Professor Longnose, Master Vile threw a tantrum and returned to Gamma Vile.
Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd used Serpentera to carry Squatt, Baboo, Finster, and the Tenga Warriors to Gamma Vile in the M51 Galaxy to live with Master Vile after the Machine Empire attacked their home.
Arriving at Gamma Vile, the Machine Empire attacks Master Vile's fortress. Master Vile suspects that "that no-good son-in-law of mine" is the reason for all the chaos and demands that Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa be brought to him so they can explain. The pair seem to know nothing about what's going on. Master Vile receives a holographic message from Klank and Orbus demanding that Lord Zedd be surrendered to the Machine Empire, as they have reason to believe that Zedd is experimenting with unknown energies in order to destroy King Mondo and take back control. Vile is fully willing to get rid of Zedd despite Rita begging him not to, but Zedd insists that he has a way to drive back their attack. This causes Master Vile to contact Zordon into sending the Power Rangers to Gamma Vile in order to drive away the Machine Empire. When the Zeo Rangers arrive on Gamma Vile, Tanya Sloan and Rocky DeSantos take off in Zeo-Fighter Jets to shoot down the Quadrafighters while Tommy Oliver, Katherine Hillard, and Adam Park deal with the Cogs on foot. Billy Cranston stays in the Zeo Megazord and pitches in by swatting down Quadrafighters as they are herded into range. Seeing the battle from above, Klank turns a pile of Cog scrap into a new monster named Scrap Heap, then fires Orbus out of a cannon to deliver a high-speed monster-enlargement. The Rangers regroup in the Zeo Megazord to deal with Scrap Heap as Zedd and Rita cheer them on (much to Rita's disbelief). Unnoticed by all, Klank and Orbus have escaped down to meet with Master Vile who is showing them to Zedd's secret lab where the Coin Energies are hidden. Klank agrees to call off the invasion in exchange for the Coin Energies just as soon as the Rangers are destroyed. Vile agrees as he just wants some peace and quiet, but he considers Klank's offer to destroy the Rangers as "a personal favor". The Zeo Rangers destroy Scrap Heap by catching one of his fired missiles and throwing it back at him, causing all of his stored missiles to explode and turn him back to scrap. They then confront Zedd and demand that the Coin Energies be given to them, but Master Vile appears and tells them all that Klank has already taken them back to King Mondo.
M51 in reality
- M51, aka the 'Whirlpool galaxy', is a spiral galaxy between 15 and 35 million light years from the Milky Way. It is also known as Typhon Canum Venaticorum which is named after Typhon, the monstrous son of Gaia from Greek mythology and the husband of Echidna.