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Icon-prlg.pngThis article is about a/an character in Power Rangers Lost Galaxy.

This Magna Defender article is about the original character, for the second one who fought alongside the Lost Galaxy Rangers, see the Mike Corbett article.
"You were right, Zika. Goodness is still in my heart. No Zika, I am proud of you. Thank you, son, for showing me the way."
―Magna Defender talking with Zika before his sacrifice.[src]

The Magna Defender was a lone warrior and the sworn enemy of Scorpius. Prior to the death of his son, Zika and the destruction of his home planet he was once a honorable warrior who fought for justice and peace. After Zika's death and his planet's destruction, he became motivated by his vengeance and disregarded his noble ideals, vowing to stop at nothing to avenge his son and his home.

Later in the series, the Magna Defender passed his powers on to Mike Corbett. Throughout the rest of the series, Mike was known as the Magna Defender when he used the powers.

History

Early Life

The Magna Defender was among the many participants that fought in the battle that occurred over 3,000 years ago. It is believed that he was once a guardian of sorts to the Lights of Orion. Around that time, the Magna Defender's homeworld was attacked and overrun by Scorpius and his monsters. His son, Zika, was used as a shield to prevent him from attacking Scorpius' army and killed shortly thereafter when he tried to attack Scorpius and save his father. The Magna Defender swore revenge for both his son and their planet. At some point, the Magna Defender arrived on Mirinoi to release the Lights of Orion. There, on the jungle planet, he fought and lost to his arch-rival, Treacheron. Gravely wounded, Treacheron's final attack sent him tumbling into a pit on the planet.

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Seeking revenge

His plans of vengeance thwarted, the Defender remained in the pit for a number of years before Leo Corbett's brother Mike fell into the same pit. The Magna Defender possessed his body, escaping the pit and setting out after Scorpius and the legendary Lights of Orion. Using his Torozord, he fought several battles against his enemy. Obsessed with revenge, he had no qualms about going through the Rangers or even civilians in the pursuit of his vengeance, and so was a frequent foe of the Rangers despite their common enemies.

Sacrifice

Magna's Redemption Day

Later, while attempting to destroy Scorpius, (in a last-ditch attempt that would have destroyed Terra Venture as well) the Magna Defender was wounded. His son Zika came to him and told him that he believed in him and knew that he could make the right choice. So when he met Leo he revealed to Leo that he was merged with Mike. Seeking to undo the damage he caused to Terra Venture in his attempt to finish off Scorpius, and after being prompted to return to good and renounce his hateful ways by an apparition of Zika, Magna threw himself into the energy pit he had created, sacrificing his life to neutralize its energy and save Terra Venture. In the process, Mike was released.

Legacy

The spirits of Magna and Zika later appeared to Mike when the Rangers were in peril, giving him the Magna Blaster in Sword mode, the source of the Magna Defender powers. Much like with the Quasar Sabers, a two-part morpher also appeared on Mike's arms, allowing him to become the new Magna Defender. Using the Magna Blaster and Torozord, Mike did battle with many foes of the Rangers.

Later, Mike sacrificed Torozord and his powers to free Terra Venture from the Lost Galaxy. Prior to Mike's sacrifice of the powers, Magna Defender's spirit appeared to him and motivated him to perform the action. Magna Defender's spirit appeared to Mike again afterwards, this time to congratulate him for his heroism and that he had fulfilled the Magna Defender's destiny. Years later, Mike somehow regained the Magna Defender powers and appeared to fight as one of the Legendary Rangers in the final battle with The Armada.

Video game appearances

Power Rangers Legacy Wars

The Magna Defender as seen in Power Rangers Legacy Wars.

The Magna Defender is among the Rangers who feature in Power Rangers Legacy Wars.

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid

The spirit of Magna Defender appears in Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid to help Mike Corbett return to the light when Lord Drakkon turned him evil.

Forms

Magna Defender

Zords

Arsenal

Special Attacks

  • Energy Chop: Magna Defender leaps into the air and performs an aerial somersault as he delivers an energized slash against an opponent with the Magna Sword.
  • Energy Sword Attack: A diagonal energized slash with the Magna Sword.
  • Force Cage: Magna Defender throws his sword into the ground which generates a cube shaped barrier around the target. He used this in episode 15 to both protect the Lost Galaxy Rangers from the effects of the explosive crater as well as to keep them from stopping him from completing his own destiny. As he reached the fiery pit of his own creation, he transformed into energy, and floated down into the pit, thereby stabilizing it.

Powers and Abilities

  • Extraordinary Jumper: Magna Defender can jump high at an incredible distance.
  • Possession: The Magna Defender was able to take over Mike in order to escape his imprisonment.
  • Longevity: The Magna Defender was able to survive being trapped in a pit for 3,000 years.

Mega Defender

Zords


Notes

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

Appearances


See Also

References

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Rangers
Leo Corbett - Damon Henderson - Kai Chen - Maya - Kendrix Morgan - Karone - Magna Defender - Mike Corbett
Gear
Transmorpher - Magna Defender Morpher - Quasar Sabers - Transdaggers - Quasar Launchers - Magna Blaster - The Lights of Orion - Jet Jammers - Astro Cycles - Capsular Cycle - Red Armored Ranger
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Commander Stanton - Alpha 6 - DECA - GSA - Andros - T.J. Johnson - Carlos Vallerte - Ashley Hammond - Cassie Chan - Professor Phenomenus - Farkas Bulkmeier - Carter Grayson - Chad Lee - Joel Rawlings - Kelsey Winslow - Dana Mitchell
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Captain Mutiny's Monsters: Rocketron - Grunchor - Rojomon - Nightmare
Others Monsters: Alien - Trencher - Hunghorn
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