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"I’m Marvo the Meanie. Welcome to your last science class."
―Marvo the Meanie’s first words upon being accidentally created by the Z Staff.[src]

"Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha! I'll neutralize you!"
―Marvo the Meanie after being enlarged by Rito.[src]

"Are you testing me?!"
―Marvo the Meanie when confronted by the Ninja MegaFalconzord and his final words before returning to normal.[src]

Marvo the Meanie was an elf/mushroom-like monster who served as the main antagonist of the episode "Wizard for a Day".

History

After learning that Rocky has switched roles with Mr. Wilbur Wilton, Rita and Lord Zedd decide to switch roles with Rito to see if he can do better than them. As such, Rita and Zedd give Rito their Magic Wand and Z Staff and he plans to turn the Power Rangers into monsters. However, since Rito has the Z Staff pointed the wrong way, its energy turns Wilbur into Marvo the Meanie instead. With the Power Rangers unwilling to fight and destroy their teacher, Marvo defeats all six of them and turns everyone except Rocky, who Tommy pushes out of the way, into containers of liquid. Although Rito gets the Rangers in a beaker holder, Rocky takes it so he and Marvo attack Rocky but he manages to escape back to the Command Center, where  Zordon reveals that it is necessary to return the other Rangers to normal first as they will remain containers permanently if Marvo is defeated in this state. After some basic chemistry, Rocky and Alpha succeed in restoring the Rangers with the six of them going back to face Marvo. Marvo immediately tries to change them again but they avoid the lasers, so he decides to use a new recipe against them.

Before he can, Rita and Zedd mock Rito for his monster's failure so he uses their weapons to enlarge Marvo and the Rangers form the Ninja MegaFalconzord. The Red Ape Ninjazord repeatedly punches him but Marvo survives so Rocky decides to finish him due to feeling responsible for Wilbur's transformation. Dislodging from the Megazord, the Red Ape swoops down and mortally wounds Marvo the Meanie. Rather than exploding, Marvo the Meanie instantly shrinks down and lands in the countryside, where he ceases to exist and reverts back to Wilbur. Though Mr. Wilton does not remember much during his time as Marvo, he does later say that he remembers certain moments. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Wizard for a Day

A year later, a recreated Marvo the Meanie is seen as an audience member in Prince Gasket's Machine Arena when Tommy forces Jason to fight Altor. Tvicon.png TV STORY-King for a Day

Two years later, Marvo the Meanie is seen as a patron of the Onyx Tavern when Andros challenges Darkonda for the Mega Voyager cards. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Flashes of Darkonda

A few months later, Marvo the Meanie is seen amongst the Machine Empire's forces who invade the Phantom Ranger's home planet during the United Alliance of Evil's invasion of the universe.Tvicon.png TV STORY-Countdown to Destruction

Marvo the Meanie is later seen on Onyx a year later during the auction to sell off the Pink Quasar Saber before Karone appears to acquire it. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Protect the Quasar Saber

Personality

Marvo the Meanie spoke almost exclusively in science and education related puns.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Strength: Marvo the Meanie was able to throw off Rocky one-handed, take down Adam and Aisha with single kicks and flip down Tommy and Kimberly by moving his arms.
  • Potion Blast: Marvo the Meanie could fire a massive lasers from his right hand capable of turning the Power Rangers into chemical bottles. According to Marvo, this was done by altering the Rangers' molecules.
    • Permanent Transformation: If Marvo was destroyed before the Rangers were returned to normal, they'd be trapped as potions forever.
  • Energy Absorption: Marvo the Meanie was able to absorb the energy from Rito’s lightning to make himself grow.

Abilities

  • Alchemy: Drawing on Wilbert's scientific knowledge, Marvo the Meanie was an excellent alchemist.

Weaknesses

to be added

Arsenal

  • Fists: Marvo the Meanie had no weapons of his own but was able to fight and defeat the Power Rangers with his bare hands.

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

  • Marvo the Meanie was voiced by Robert Zachar who played Wilbur Wilton.

Design

  • Marvo the Meanie was based upon the Amanojaku from Japanese mythology. They are usually depicted as a small oni and are able to provoke a person's darkest desires, and thus instigates them into perpetrating wicked deeds.

Etymology

to be added

Notes

  • Back in early 2003, shortly after the series changed hands from Saban Entertainment to Disney, some of the monster costumes, including Marvo, were auctioned off by ABC Auctions. It sold for $305.

Appearances

See Also

References

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