|This 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is among the Rangers who feature in Power Rangers Legacy Wars.
Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
- Magna Sword / Magna Blaster
- Throwing Dart
- 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.
- In Seijuu Sentai Gingaman, Villamax's counterpart is the one who had a conflict with Magna Defender's counterpart, not Treacheron's.
- Also in Gingaman, Zika's counterpart is Magna Defender's counterpart's little brother, rather than his son.
- Magna Defender and Zika's homeworld was a gray planet with a grainy surface with a red nebula behind it. It's not to be confused with Mirinoi after Furio's attack.
- The Magna Defender acts much like the 6th Ranger of the Lost Galaxy series but is not considered a Ranger and is classified as ally, but his successor, Mike Corbett acts and considered more of a 6th ranger than his predecessor.
- In the Japanese dub of Power Rangers Lost Galaxy, Magna Defender is voiced by Seiji Sasaki, who also voiced Stargull in Ep. 22 of Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger and Messiah in Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters.
- It is unknown if the Magna Defender as well as his son Zika were human or some other life form under their armor, as they never appear outside of their armor. It's possible that they're from a mechanical race whose armor are actually part of their body.
- He is a playable character in Power Rangers Legacy Wars.
Behind the Scenes
- Magna Defender is voiced by Kerrigan Mahan. In Super Sentai footage from Gingaman, his suit actor is Naoki Ōfuji (大藤 直樹 Ōfuji Naoki). In US footage, his suit actor is Hiroshi Maeda (前田 浩 Maeda Hiroshi).
- BullBlack - Super Sentai counterpart in Gingaman. See comparison page.
- Mike Corbett - the second Magna Defender.
- Writer's Guide to the (Early) Power Rangers Universe - Magna Defender
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