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"At last! I'm free."
―Moltor's first lines after being awakened by the Corona Aurora's uncovering..[src]

"Thank you, you're kind."
―Moltor when being offered a seat by Flurious and his final words before his death[src]

Moltor was a ruthless, arrogant fire-themed warrior and the secondary antagonist of Power Rangers Operation Overdrive.

History

Past

Moltor, like his brother Flurious, was also originally human. When he and Flurious were kids, Flurious broke Moltor's little red sled, resulting in a long-lasting grudge.Tvicon.png TV STORY-Follow the Ranger

Moltor was transformed into a red, fire-elemental dragon-like creature when he attempted to steal the Corona Aurora and trapped in a distant planet until his eventual release years later.

Operation Overdrive

Moltor succeeds in stealing the Corona Aurora in the double episode debut "Kick into Overdrive".

Moltor tried to achieve this by taking control of the weather and flooding the planet but the Weather Machine Monster was destroyed and his scheme failed. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Weather or Not

Moltor agrees to Flurious's suggestion that with Miratrix and Kamdor searching for the crown, the two brothers are better off working together. Together they are able to use Moltor's Zord and the Dragonizer to defeat the DriveMax Megazord and capture Mack. However, Mack uses their own suspicions and hatred of each other to set them fighting again and then defeat the Super Drivemax Megazord. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Follow The Ranger

Moltor and Flurious before they were cursed.

Moltor later joins Thrax's Evil Alliance along with the other villains against the Rangers and combines his evil energy with the other villains to cut off the Overdrive Rangers connection to the Morphin Grid. However, their plans are ruined when the Sentinel Knight recruits several Veteran Rangers and the Overdrive Rangers getting their powers back. The two teams team up to defeat the evil alliance once and for all. Moltor battled Rose and Tori and is defeated. After Thrax is defeated and is destroyed once and for all by the Sentinel Knight, the villains go their separate ways again. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Once a Ranger

Despite this failed alliance, he later join forces with the Fearcats and has much more success with them than Flurious did: constructing a Cybernetic Rex capable of defeating the DriveMax Ultrazord, capturing Ronny to use as a power source, and briefly turning the Sentinel Knight evil. However, the BattleFleet Megazord makes short work of the Cybernetic Rex and this alliance falls apart. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Ronny on Empty

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Later, after refusing to surrender to Flurious, his his volcano base, starts being ripped apart Flurious's Corona Aurora jewel. Moltor decides to lead his Lava Lizards and his final monster Magmador in an all out attack on the Rangers to gain the remaining jewels. Mack arrives to get the crown from Moltor and a vicious battle ensued, Mack destroys the Lava Lizards and fight Moltor (Magmador being destroyed before by the Sentinel Knight and the Flashpoint Megazord Crane formation, during the curse for the key of three dragons in Japan), which ends when the other Rangers come to get Mack out. Barely surviving the battle and the destruction of his lair, Moltor comes to Flurious's Ice Den with Tyzonn's fiance, Vella, and the crown. In his weakened state, Flurious is easily able to destroy Moltor and take the crown by freezing Moltor and shattering him to pieces. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Nothing to Lose

Power Rangers: Super Legends

Moltor can be seen in Power Rangers: Super Legends voiced by David Lodge. He is the villain faced in the Operation Overdrive section of both versions, and in the console version even becomes giant and fights the Drivemax Ultrazord.

Personality

Moltor was far more direct and aggressive than his brother; when they arrived on Earth, he attacked the Rangers directly and abducted Andrew Hartford to secure the Corona Aurora. He was responsible for far more attacks and schemes than Flurious (rivaled only in this regard by Kamdor) and, as a result, saw more success; he gained possession of the Corona Aurora and once stole the Compass relic right as the Rangers retrieved it. He was vicious and merciless; in his debut, he unleashed a volcanic eruption on San Angeles merely as a diversion and in later instances killed some of his Lava Lizards just because he was angry. Despite all of this however, it was shown that Moltor could be calm if needed to be and, while enemies with Fluious, he wished for him to respect him and was shown (this not all the time) that he could be respectful to his Lava Lizards and his monster creations.

Family

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Power: Moltor was every bit as strong as Kamdor, Miratrix, Mig and Benglo but he was around evenly matched with his brother in terms of strength and firepower, having fought him to draw when they first fought (they fought each other in later episodes, but these battles always ended in a draw).
  • Teleportation: Moltor could teleport to any location at will.
  • Lava Surveillance: Moltor could use the lava in his base to monitor people.
  • Lava Communication: Moltor could also use the lava in his base to communicate with others.
  • Extraordinary Leaper: Moltor could leap at an incredible distance.
  • Heat Resistance: Moltor was able to withstand heat since he was able to live in his volcano-like lair without being bothered by burning temperatures.
  • Forehead Lightning Beam: Moltor could fire white-yellow or orange colored lightning beams from his forehead, which were powerful enough to take out all five Rangers with ease and even send Flurious flying back and yell in pain.
    • Devastation: Moltor's lightning beams also packed a devastating force as shown in the first part of the two-part pilot episode they served as the absolute counter to the ice beams from Flurious's staff since they were evenly matched and sent both opponents flying with great explosive force.
    • Volcano Eruption: Moltor's lightning beam was strong enough to crack a mountaintop and cause a volcanic eruption.
  • Lightning Blasts: Moltor was able to release red-orange lightning blasts from his hands.
  • Lightning Fireball: Moltor's strongest attack where he could charge up energy and fire a massive fireball with red colored lightning around it from his hands.
  • Magic Vision: As seen in the flashback of the second part of the two-part episode "Face to Face", Moltor was shown to be capable of firing red magic beams from his eyes.
    • Monster Conversion: With his magic vision, Moltor could transform anyone into monsters such as turning Tyzonn into a reptilian servant and forcing him to work under him.
  • Monster Summoning: Moltor could summon monsters to battle alongside him by calling out their name such as Scaletex and Bullox.
  • Lava Lizard Summoning: Moltor could summon Lava Lizards to aid him in battle.
  • Heat Ropes: Moltor could also flash his eyes and conjure up heat ropes to trap his enemies in.
  • Rock Dart Enlargement: Moltor cou;d fire a dart-like rock from his finger at a monster to enlarge them.
  • Weather Machine Enhancement: Using a Weather Machine, Moltor was able to enhance his power while gaining new abilities, such as:
    • Lightning Bolts: In the episode "Weather or Not", after being powered up by his Weather Machine, Moltor could fire purple colored lightning bolts which were strong enough to obliterate three Lava Lizards
    • Wind Blast: Also after being powered up from the Weather Machine, Moltor could conjure a strong gust of wind powerful enough to blow down all five Rangers.
  • Object Summoning: Moltor could summon any objects into his hands, as seen when he summoned a mirror for Tyzonn to look at.

Abilities

  • Strength: Moltor was extremely strong, capable of taking on all five Rangers at once and, in the episode "Follow The Ranger", when teamed up with Flurious, he was able to deflect the Drill Blaster's final attack.
  • Durability: In the episode "Weather or Not", Moltor took multiple point blank blasts to the face and torso from Mack's Drive Defender but was unhurt despite exploding in a burst of purple fire.

Weaknesses

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Arsenal

  • Fire Swords: Moltor wielded two large flame-themed swords in battle.
    • Self-Destruction: When the Giant Sea Creature got taken out, Moltor pressed a button on his sword to make it self-destruct.
    • Flame Empowerment: Moltor could charge up his swords with flames and swing them at full force.
    • Energy Empowerment: Moltor could charge up one of his swords with red colored energy and swing them at full force at the enemy. In the first part of the two-part episode "Face to Face", one slash was strong enough to cause a massive wound on Tyzonn's left shoulder.
    • Lightning Beams: Molter could fire white-yellow or red-orange colored lightning beams from both of his swords similarly to the ones fired from his forehead.
      • Enemy Enhancement: Moltor could fire his lightning beams from his sword like before, but if fired at a Lava Lizard, it can power them up as shown in the episode "At All Cost" when he transformed one of them into Volkan.
    • Lightning Blast: Moltor could launch a blast of light red or white-yellow colored lightning from his sword.
    • Mega Slash: Moltor's strongest attack with his swords where he charged both of them up with flames and red colored lightning, and then after being empowered by green flames, he could release strong energy slashes from his swords at the enemies. This attack covered a wide area and was strong enough to take out all six Rangers in just one slash.
    • Earth Implosion: By combining his swords' power with Thrax and all the other antagonists, Moltor could create an implosion in the Earth. This was his ultimate attack with the other villains and is strong enough to damage the Morphin Grid to such an extent that it obliterated the Rangers' powers.
  • Dragon Scale: Moltor stole a scale that came from a dragon named Fire Heart in an attempt to strengthen Volkan, but the Rangers retrieved it from him.
  • Mirror: Moltor used a mirror in the flashback of the second part of the two-part episode "Face to Face" to show Tyzonn that he is now his personal reptilian servant.
  • Chiller Stones: Given to him by Norg in the episode "Just Like Me", Moltor can use these stones to spawn an army of Chillers to aid him in battle.
  • Thor's Hammer: In the episode "Just Like Me", Moltor possessed Thor's hammer, which he can use to enlarge and empower his Lava Lizards.
  • The Cybernetic Rex: Moltor's personal Zord which had enough firepower to defeat the Drivemax Ultrazord very easily. It was destroyed by the Battlefleet Megazord.

Creations

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

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Design

  • Moltor could be based upon Surtr or Surtur Fire Demon, while his brother Flurious could be based upon Frost Giant Yimir, since both of this 2 brothers have Ice/Fire elemental powers, but also Norse Gods (Thor & Loki) have been introduced so it is speculated that those unnamed planets in which they were imprisoned could be both Joutnhiem and Muspheliem.

Etymology

  • His name is related to the English word "Molten", meaning "melted or made liquid by being heated to very high temperatures", just as the name meaning of his brother Flurious is related to the English word "Flurry".

Notes

James MacLurcan shows off Moltor's costume.

  • Moltor's head resembled the Megazord from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
    • The reason for this is because Moltor's Boukenger counterpart, as with each primary antagonist and each individual monster of the week was visually designed as an homage to the various robots and other mecha piloted by the protagonists of the 29 previous Super Sentai Series (except for J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai), as Boukenger was the 30th anniversary series. King Ryuuwon's look was based on the Dino Megazord's counterpart, Daizyuzin of Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger.
  • As of today it remains unknown how Moltor managed to both find and kidnap Vella, as she was in another planet, and Moltor has not yet got to meet Tyzonn.
    • It is possible that the Fearcats gave Vella to Moltor as proof of their possible alliance when they will take the power on the Earth.

Appearances

See Also

References

Power nav icon.png Power Rangers Operation Overdrive Icon-oo.png
Rangers
Mack Hartford - Will Aston - Dax Lo - Ronny Robinson - Rose Ortiz - Tyzonn
Sentinel Knight
Gear
Overdrive Tracker - Mercury Morpher - Sentinel Morpher - Drive Defender - Double O Zip Shooter - Drive Lance - Drive Slammer - Drive Vortex - Drive Claws - Drive Geyser - Drive Detector - Defender Vest - Drill Blaster - Red Sentinel Ranger - S.H.A.R.C. - Hovertek Cycle - Transtek Armor
Allies
Andrew Hartford - Spencer - Vella - Norg - Alpha 6
Retro Rangers: Adam Park - Tori Hanson - Kira Ford - Bridge Carson - Xander Bly
Zords and Megazords
Dump Driver - Speed Driver - Gyro Driver - Dozer Driver - Sub Driver - Drill Driver - Shovel Driver - Cement Driver - Crane Driver - Sonic Streaker - Fire Truck Zord - Rescue Runner 1 - Rescue Runner 2 - BattleFleet Zord 14 - BattleFleet Zord 15 - BattleFleet Zord 16 - BattleFleet Zord 17 - BattleFleet Zord 18
DriveMax Megazord - Super DriveMax Megazord - DriveMax Ultrazord - Flash Point Megazord - BattleFleet Megazord - DualDrive Megazord
Villains
Flurious - Chillers
Moltor - Lava Lizards
Miratrix - Kamdor
The Fearcats: Mig - Benglo - Crazar - Cheetar
Others: Thrax
Monsters
Giant Sea Creature - Atlantis Temple - Ultrog - Weather Machine Monster - Bombardo - Volkan - Big Mouth Monster - Scaletex - Camera Monster - Amplifier Monster - Bullox - Lavadactyls - Top Hat - Blothgaar - Generalissimo - Vulturus - Datum - Garbage Warrior - Golem Warrior - Statue Warrior - Kunoichi Monster - Prince Warrior - Magmador
Robots: Dragonizer - Moltor's Zord - Flurious' Robot - Jet Robot - Commando Robot - Centurion Robot - Cybernetic Rex - Agrios
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