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"Who dares ask a question of me, Master Vile?!"
―Master Vile's first words when Lord Zedd demanded to know who crashed in his Moon Palace,[src]

"AH HA HA HA HA HA! You'll never defeat me Rangers! I'll return when you least expect it! You haven't seen the last of Master Vile! AH HA HA HA HA HA!"
―Master Vile's most famous quote when leaving the Zord fight after being hit by the Ninja Megafalconzord's finishing move.[src]

Master Vile was the overarching antagonist of MMPR Seasons 1, 2, and 3 and the father of Rita Repulsa and Rito Revolto, and the maternal grandfather of Thrax. His home planet was Gamma Vile in the M51 Galaxy.

Character History

Past

Master Vile was once a human named Eldin, a researcher who studied artifacts left behind by the Morphing Masters with his future wife Lady Fienna. One such artifact allowed them to peer into the future, while Lady Fienna saw her yet to be born daughter as the Mystic Mother, Eldin saw a twisted vision of his child as a dark witch and an evil voice called to him. The voice was Dark Specter, who slowly corrupted Eldin’s mind and the researcher became obsessed with bringing the evil extra dimensional being into his universe, which was to sacrifice his child in a dark ritual to the evil being in order to be a vessel for it to inhabit to survive. Dark Specter’s power transformed Eldin into Master Vile to better serve him.

Thousands of years ago, Master Vile conquered and then ruled over the M51 Galaxy. At some point, Lady Fienna eventually became pregnant. During her pregnancy, she discovered how evil her husband really was and decided to run away from him. She eventually gave birth to the baby who would grow up into Rita Repulsa and raised her alone for several years whilst Vile searched for them. Despite their best efforts, he eventually discovered them and sent his Tenga Warriors after them. Though the Phantom Ranger intervened, Master Vile eventually handled the matter personally, killing his wife and taking his child. He however sensed Rita was “tainted” by an massive infusion of Grid energy and thus could not be used in the ritual as Grid energy is poisonous to Dark Specter. Master Vile decided he could still use his child and then raised Rita to be as evil as himself before she left him at some point to join the Evil Space Aliens.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Sometime after Rita marries Lord Zedd, Master Vile becomes aware of it and becomes extremely angry over it whilst also gaining an intense hatred for Zedd due to always considering him incompetent. Tvicon.png TV STORY-The Wedding


Some months later, Master Vile sends his son Rito Revolto to the Moon to defeat the Power Rangers but this scheme ultimately fails and a stalemate resumes. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Ninja Quest

Master Vile later arrives on the Moon in search of the legendary Zeo Crystal and is displeased that his daughter has married Lord Zedd without his approval. He very nearly succeeds in his goal, capturing both the Crystal and the Rangers' Zords, and even throwing an "End of the World Party" in the Youth Center before entering battle against the Power Rangers themselves. Vile grew to giant size and survived the finishing attacks of both the Shogun MegaFalconzord and Ninja Mega Falconzord. On his retreat to the moon, he considers the failure nothing but a minor setback and decides to stay and have more battles with the Rangers. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Master Vile and the Metallic Armor

Master Vile later sends his old ally Dischordia to battle the Rangers and she nearly succeeds in taking control of the Rangers' minds. Vile is foiled once again however as Dischordia meets her end courtesy of the Shogun Ultrazord. Tvicon.png TV STORY-The Sound of Dischordia

Master Vile summons the Orb of Doom to Earth which he uses to revert the Rangers to powerless children. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Rangers in Reverse

However, Master Vile prevents Lord Zedd, Rita, Goldar, and Rito from destroying Angel Grove as he has more plans for the Earth. He sends a selection of monsters to invade the planet led by his field general Professor Longnose with the goal of conquering and destroying it. When the invasion is defeated by the Aquitian Rangers, Vile throws a tantrum and flees back to his galaxy in disgrace and humiliation.

Power Rangers Zeo

When the Machine Empire arrive on the moon, Rita calls her father and begs him to let them stay with him. Vile agrees despite the fact that Rita will be bringing "that husband of hers" whilst also mentioning that the Machine Empire is worse than him by destroying everything in sight, Master Vile states that he will leave a skeleton key under the mat and tells them not to wake him when they arrive.

Power Rangers In Space

Master Vile is last seen on the Cimmerian Planet, attending Dark Specter's conference in "From Out of Nowhere" alongside Blue Globber. Tvicon.png TV STORY-From Out of Nowhere

Master Vile is not seen in during the United Alliance of Evil's invasion of the universe, leaving his current status and whereabouts unknown, although he is presumably destroyed by Zordon's Energy Wave given he has no redeemable qualities. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Countdown to Destruction

Relationships

Lady Fienna

Lady Fienna and Master Vile were initially a very happy couple although Vile had to hide his true nature from her to keep her. Once she discovered who he really was, she left him and it is implied this is why Master Vile became so cruel and vindictive as seen in the third season. It remains unclear if he still loved her, since his reaction to the news of her death is never shown, but the fact he didn't go to deal with her and get Rita himself suggests he no longer cared.

Rita Repulsa

Rita has an uneasy relationship with her father. Vile considered her an "ungrateful, rotten little brat", while Rita claimed that he "never understood her". Nevertheless, Master Vile still had enough care for his daughter to be there for her when she needed him the most like any true parent would, seeing as he took her in when the Machine Empire drove her and her husband from their home.

Lord Zedd

It is well known that Zedd and Vile dislike each other. Zedd hates Vile for one-upping him in the fight to destroy the Rangers, while Vile hates Zedd for marrying his daughter Rita. Upon his arrival at the moon, Vile effectively usurps control of Zedd's castle and takes charge of the villains' efforts to destroy the Rangers. Zedd frequently makes snide comments about Vile's plans (such as pointing out that "we already tried that" when Vile plans to turn the Rangers into kids), and is extremely annoyed when they actually work. Zedd even secretly wished for the Rangers to defeat Vile. When Vile left, Zedd was happy to the point where he kissed Goldar.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Corruption: Master Vile was able to corrupt the Zeo Crystal (temporarily) to control the Falconzord and Megazords so that they could blast Angel Grove from another world.
  • Teleportation: Master Vile can summon red and blue snakes from under him to teleport to any location he wishes (usually the Space Skull).
  • Self-Growth: Master Vile could make himself grow at will without the aid of Rita and Zedd as seen when he grew himself after the escape of Ninjor.

Abilities

  • Strength: Master Vile was immensely strong, overwhelming both the Shogun and Ninja Megazords with just the help of the Blue Globbor.
  • Durability: Being a skeleton like warrior, Master Vile had very thick skin and bones that allowed him to withstand the finishing strikes of the Shogun MegaFalconzord and the Ninja MegaFalconzord without getting a scratch on him.

Arsenal

Master Vile's Walking Stick

  • Walking Stick: Master Vile had a large staff that resembles a walking stick for him to use in combat.
    • Laser Blast: Master Vile could circle his staff around in the air, creating a pink energy circle, which can fire a pink laser blast powerful enough to make the Zords all cringe.

Family

Creations

Family Tree

Daimaou & Master Ville.jpgMaster Vile LadyFienna.jpgLady Fienna
 
MMPR Rito.jpgRito   Rita Repulsa.jpgRita Lord Zedd.jpg
Zedd
 
  OO Thrax.jpgThrax

Notes

Master Vile in storage.

  • Master Vile was the first villainous character in Power Rangers to be a parent.
  • In Kakuranger, Master Vile was known as Daimaou and served as the main antagonist. The entire reason he survived the Shogun Mega Falconzord finishers in Kakuranger was because he was the embodiment of hate itself which is impossible to destroy. The only way to stop him was by sealing him away.
  • Although Master Vile only grew once in Power Rangers, he actually grew three times in Kakuranger. The first (from episode 37) was cut due to the presence of Karakasa who went unadapted due to her sexy girl persona and resemblance to a Mikoshi. The second (from the 53rd and final episode) was most likely unused due to the fact that it ends with him being set on fire by the Megazords, White Falconzord, and Ninjor.
  • Vile is the second villainous leader to face a Megazord in combat while giant sized, after Ivan Ooze, the next being King Mondo in Zeo.
    • Vile was also the first villain to do so in the series canon since Ivan Ooze appeared in the movie which is set in a separate continuity from the TV series.
  • During his appearances in U.S. footage, he has his eyes closed all the time instead of open when in Sentai footage.
  • Like Rito Revolto and Porto, Vile did not participate in Countdown to Destruction due to his costume falling apart.
    • Given he would make little more than a small cameo, Saban decided that it wasn't worth having a new suit made.
  • Fans have originally thought that Tom Wyner voiced Master Vile until he confirmed at the voice actor panel in Power Morphicon 2018 that he didn't voice him and that it was actually Simon Prescott that voiced him.

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