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Master Vile and the Metallic Armor is the three-part episode in the third season of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. It features the debut of Rita and Rito's father, Master Vile, the Metallic Armor, Shogun MegaFalconzord and the Zeo Crystal.

The nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first Zeo Serial Shorts aired before a later airing of each three parts.

Synopsis

Master Vile, the extremely powerful father of Rita Repulsa and Rito Revolto, arrives at the Moon Palace and takes command, determined to finally defeat the Rangers. He creates the energy-absorbing Globbor Monster who grows increasingly powerful with each transformation. To defeat this nearly unstoppable monster and super-strong Tengas, Zordon gives the teens the power of Metallic Armor and charges them with the task of retrieving the ancient Zeo Crystal, before Vile destroys the entire planet.

Plot

Part 1

The Angel Grove Police Department has sponsored a horse-riding excursion for Nature Appreciation Week, and the Power Rangers are out with Lt. Stone, Bulk, and Skull on a ride. When the ground starts shaking and darkness falls everywhere, the concerned Rangers teleport to the Command Center only to find everything completely offline, including Alpha 5 and Zordon. The Moon Palace is also rocked violently as a menacing creature in black robes appears in Lord Zedd's throne room. He is Master Vile, the ruler of the M51 Galaxy and father to Rita Repulsa and Rito Revolto.

As the Command Center comes back online, Zordon tells the Rangers of Master Vile and announces that as a precaution against his evil powers, a new Metallic Armor has been developed for their Power Ranger suits that will increase their strength, but is only to be used in dire emergencies. On the Viewing Globe, Kat then spots Lt. Stone looking for her and her friends. While he searches, Stone is anticipating a monster attack and has assigned Bulk and Skull to ride their horses and get help.

Up in the Moon Palace, Master Vile is not impressed with his new son-in-law Lord Zedd and is berating Rita for her choice in husbands. Zedd argues that he still has Ninjor and the White Ninja Falconzord as his captives, but Rito fumbles the vase holding Ninjor and he escapes back to the Command Center. Vile is angry at Rito for his clumsiness, as Ninjor's presence is crucial for his master plan to obtain the Zeo Crystal. Zordon and Ninjor explain that the Zeo Crystal is an ancient relic of limitless power from the M51 Galaxy that was hidden beneath the Moon Palace in the Caves of Deception, and that a force-field prevents all but the pure of heart from taking it.

Vile takes Rito and Goldar to his Space Skull. He creates the monster Globbor to hunt Ninjor and drain his powers, then turn them against the Rangers and suck theirs away so that he can take the Crystal. He hands Zedd a sack of special bird-food for the Tenga Warriors that will boost their power. Once fed, the super-powered Tengas are sent out to pick on humans, starting with Bulk and Skull.

The Power Rangers morph into battle, but are no match for the Tengas and are forced to call Ninjor for help. When Ninjor arrives, Globbor jumps him and teleports away with him in his gooey claws. Faced with desperation, the Rangers activate their Metallic Armor and soon turn the tables on the Tengas. The emergency over, Zordon shows concern over the situation and makes a gamble of his own: one of the Rangers must go to the Caves of Deception, retrieve the Zeo Crystal, and destroy it. Tommy volunteers, but Kat insists on going with him as she knows how to distract Rita and Zedd.

While Tommy and Kat are on their mission, the other Rangers are sent to fight Globbor when he appears in Angel Grove as a giant. Billy installs a new remote-control device into the Shogun Megazord that allows the Rangers to operate both it and the Ninja Megazord in tandem, but Globbor starts draining the Shogun Megazord's power with long-range energy beams. In the Moon Palace, Kat approaches Rita and Zedd and declares that she wishes to rejoin the Evil Space Aliens.

Part 2

Globbor has drained the Shogun Megazord of all its energy, and the Rangers regroup into the Ninja Megazord to continue the fight. Meanwhile, Kat is put in a device that is designed to drain all the good out of her and replace it with pure evil. Tommy can't bear to leave her alone, but Zordon forces Tommy to continue without Kat and get the Zeo Crystal, knowing that it will purge the evil out of her. When Zedd senses Tommy in the Moon Palace, he taunts Kat by saying that since Tommy was once evil himself, the force-field will surely destroy him. Kat refuses to believe this, even as her inner goodness drains away.

In Angel Grove, the Ninja Megazord begins fighting Globbor but quickly starts to be overpowered. Tommy enters the Caves of Deception, with the powers of the cave create a variety of illusions to throw him off. He is first attacked by an illusion of Goldar, then illusions of his fellow Rangers, Rita and Kat, and himself as the Green Ranger all try to demoralize him, but Tommy is able to continue deeper into the cave where the Zeo Crystal awaits. Ignoring more illusions of Master Vile and Kat, Tommy grabs the Zeo Crystal. The force-field activates and tears into him, and memories of all the evil acts he had performed flash through his head. However, his memories of all the good he had done for his friends since allows Tommy to withstand the force-field and take the Crystal. With its power, Tommy returns to Zedd's throne room, frees Kat from the machine, and takes back the White Ninja Falconzord from its birdcage as they all teleport away.

Back in Angel Grove, the Ninja Megazord is on the ropes in the fight against Globbor and it's starting to look like the Rangers will have to abandon it. However, Tommy and Kat arrive in the Falconzord and join up with the rest of the Rangers to defeat Globbor with the Ninja Megafalconzord dive-punch. The monster survives and transforms into a parody of Ninjor, allowing him to continue fighting with the powers he had stolen from the ninja master. The Shogun Megazord is brought in via remote-control to double-team Globbor, and the Rangers start to land heavy blows on the monster. On a nearby building, a bound Ninjor is seen taking the damage from the hits. Master Vile appears and tells the Rangers that every blow they make on the monster will hurt Ninjor. Unable to risk hurting their friend, the Rangers are forced to back off allowing Globbor to inflict critical damage on the Megazords. After several hard hits, the Rangers are ejected from the Ninja Megazord and are sent falling into an alley.

Vile teleports the Zords and the Zeo Crystal out of the city and off of Earth, and Globbor is shrunken down to finish the Power Rangers off. Globbor then starts draining the Rangers powers, forcing them to summon the Metallic Armor. Although it offers some protection, it is not enough to prevent their powers from getting further drained. Using their last bit of power, the Rangers use the Armor to summon an energy wave to knock Globbor down, then teleport away.

Bulk and Skull arrive at the Juice Bar and find Ernie, but Master Vile and the Evil Space Aliens appear and send them all into a panic. Now that Vile has won, he intends to celebrate by hosting the last party Earth will ever have before he destroys the planet.

Part 3

Zordon taps directly into the Morphing Grid to recharge the Rangers' powers, but they are still weary from Globbor's attack. At the Juice Bar, Master Vile's party is in full swing as the sun is eclipsed in darkness. Everybody in Angel Grove is forced into attendance alongside scores of monsters.

Billy tracks down the vanished Megazords and Falconzord to a distant planet in the M51 Galaxy, where they sit rusted and motionless. With no guarantee that they will have enough power to get back, the Rangers teleport across the galaxy to the Zords' resting place. Using their Blade Blasters, the Rangers carve away the rust and gain access to an emergency exit in the Ninja Megazord's big toe. The Zords suddenly activate as Master Vile summons the Zeo Crystal's power, causing them to fire devastating energy blasts at Earth. In order to break Vile's connection, the Rangers feed the energy of their Power Coins through the Crystal. Eventually, the connection is broken allowing the Rangers to regain control of the Megazords. They then all teleport back to Earth.

Lord Zedd reports to Vile that the Power Rangers have the Zords back and are returning to Earth, so Globbor is sent out again. This time, Globbor uses all the power it had absorbed from the Rangers and their Zords to become a multi-headed monstrosity, giving both Ninja and Shogun Megazords and the Falconzord a brutal beating. Alpha figures out a way to stop Globbor, and uses the Command Center's power to end the solar eclipse. Exposed to sunlight, Globbor's stolen powers vanish from him, and Ninjor is able to free himself from Vile's captivity.

Ninjor and Megazords.

Furious, Master Vile enlarges himself to destroy the Rangers, while Ninjor arrives in Battle Mode to provide support. After destroying Globbor, the Rangers form the Shogun Megafalconzord and best Vile. Defeated but not distraught, Vile retreats in his Space Skull.

In the mountains, the Rangers summon the Metallic Armor to protect them as Tommy uses Saba to shatter the Zeo Crystal into five sub-crystals, which are all teleported through time and space so that Master Vile can never reassemble them. The crisis averted, they all head back to finish their horse-riding expedition.

Cast

Errors

  • In Part I, when Rito clumsily drops and shatters the vase containing Ninjor, the deluxe American Ninjor action figure can be seen briefly lying on the ground.
  • In Part II, when Tommy reaches for the Zeo Crystal, his flashback of destroying the Command Center as the Green Ranger has Zordon saying different dialogue.
  • In Part II, the first establishing shot of the Ninja Megazord shows the White Ninja Falconzord already docked to it
  • In Part II, Katherine can briefly be seen in the Shogun Megazord cockpit before she arrives with Tommy.
  • In Part II, when the Rangers react to Ninjor getting hurt they are in the Shogun Megazord's cockpit instead of the Ninja Megazord's.
  • In Part II, after the Megazords are defeated Master Vile tells the Blue Globber to suck out their power only to teleport them away before the monster has a chance to.
  • When the Blue Globber shrinks down to drain the Rangers' powers he is missing Ninjor's visor. 
  • In Part III when the Rangers used the Blade Blasters, they have "Zyuranger" printed on them.
  • The White Ninja Falconzord's cockpit in Part II has a different symbol on the back wall that does not appear again.
  • When the Rangers combine their powers to sever Master Vile's link to the Zeo Crystal, quick zooming shots of their Power Morphers show the original Dino Power Coins on their belts.
  • In Part III, Dischordia is visibly present at Master Vile's End of the World party, seated by a table with the Invenusable Flytrap, despite not appearing until the next episode, when Vile would resurrect her.
  • The White Ninja Falconzord is crooked in one shot when it is connected to the Ninja Megazord. 
  • In Part I, before the Blue Globbor turns into normal size, wires can be seen pulling him up from the goo.

Notes

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