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This article is about a/an villain in Power Rangers Turbo, the third season in the Zordon Era .

Maligore, known as The Great Flame of Destruction, was an all-powerful evil being and former fiance of Divatox who appeared as the main antagonist in Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie.

Character History

Maligore was an ancient, lava demon entombed on the Island of Muiranthias thousands of years ago by the ancestors of the alien wizard Lerigot. Divatox wanted to resurrect Maligore, then wed him so they could control the universe together. His temple is guarded by the indigenous people of Muranthias called the Malykians.

Divatox sacrificed Kimberly Hart and Jason Scott to Maligore's pit of flames and later Kimberly and Jason were both returned as evil beings but then Lerigot freed them from the evil. Divatox sacrifices Elgar and her pet Eel to give more power to Maligore. An enraged Maligore awakened and rose from the lava. After pummeling the Turbo Rangers, he was forced to evacuate from his erupting volcano. He made himself into a giant and battled their Turbo Megazord. Though he was clearly the stronger combatant, the Megazord managed to knock the demon off a cliff and into the sea, with a single strike of it's Turbo Saber helped by the Megazord's thrusters, slaying Maligore and ruining Divatox's plan. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

The Grand Monarch of Evil, Dark Specter, looked exactly like Maligore, but had the ability to speak and was far more powerful. Their similarity was even commented upon by Divatox, saying "You remind me so much of my fiancé". Tvicon.png TV STORY-From Out of Nowhere

Personality

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Powers and Abilities

Powers

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Abilities

  • Strength: Maligore is possibly the strongest enemy the Rangers had ever faced by that point, taking on and taking down all five Rangers and easily overwhelming the Turbo Megazord.
  • Durability: Maligore proved completely immune to blasts from the Turbo Weapons and, when giant, shrugged off multiple punches from the Turbo Megazord like they were nothing.
  • Corruption: Maligore was able to turn Jason and Kimberly evil although it is unclear whether he can do this outside of his lava pit as well.
  • Self Enlargement: Unlike all the other monsters in Turbo, Maligore can make himself grow by making flames explode from within him.

Weaknesses

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Arsenal

  • Claws: Maligore has massive, razor sharp brown claws that he can use to hack and slash his enemies.
    • Flame Projection: Maligore can fire flames out of his class capable of causing severe damage to the Turbo Megazord.

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

  • Maligore was performed by Mike Deak while different sound effects were used for Maligor's monstrous sounds.

Design

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Etymology

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Notes

  • Maligore's costume was created by Chiodo Bros. Productions Inc. It would later be used for Dark Specter in Power Rangers in Space. This costume's reuse would be lamp-shaded in "From Out of Nowhere, Part 1", where Divatox mentions how much Dark Specter reminds her of her fiancé. Aside from this, any further connection between Maligore and Dark Specter was never elaborated upon.
  • Maligore is the first enemy/monster in Power Rangers Turbo to grow through means other than the torpedoes.
  • While Divatox did commit to matrimony with him, it is worth noting that she did openly cringe when she saw him.
  • It's implied Maligore knew Divatox prior, since she stated he hasn't changed a bit; though her tone implies Maligore used to look less ugly.

Appearances

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References

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