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" It seemed the Earth too would be lost. Until, the legendary Morphin Masters arrived. Ageless beings with untold power. They were here to help us. I'd heard of the Morphin Grid before but I had no idea how strong it was. The Morphin Grid joined us with the spirits of the dinosaurs."
Zayto recounting his meeting with the Morphin Masters during the Great Sporix Wars.[src]

"I see beings, deep in the past. The Morphin Masters. Using the Grid, they created mystical artifacts to power teams of Rangers. They made the Prism!"
Zayto seeing the creation of the Ninja Nexus Prism, Energems, and Dino Gems by the Morphin Masters.[src]

The Morphin Masters, also known as The Masters and The First Ones, are an ancient group or civilization that studies the Morphin Grid. Some of them are instrumental in creating the very power sources various Ranger teams use through all of time and space.

History

This article contains content in reference to the main TV series, as well as supplemental material, such as the comics. A sliding/floating timeline applies. Story instances for TV and other media will be clearly marked.

The Morphin Masters are a group or civilization that studies the Morphin Grid. Their members, and members of a possible civilization that they preside over, all own crystals called "Morphin Hearts" and live near Masterforges. Comicicon.png COMIC STORY- :Category:Power Rangers Universe (Boom! Studios) They devoted themselves to studying the Morphin Grid's singular nature, its existance across all universes as a multiversal constant. Comicicon.png COMIC STORY- MMPR #38

The Morphin Masters have existed since the birth of the universe. When the universe was born, they created a trio of Emissaries from the light of a star to act as their representatives to mortals: Red, Blue and Yellow. Comicicon.png COMIC STORY- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Boom! Studios) FCBD 2018 Special

One of the Morphin Masters, the Morphinaut, was able to enter the Morphin Grid through a Master Arch in the Frontier Lab on Planet 0117. However, having found Dark Specter's forces inside, he detonated the arch and trapped himself in with the evil to keep it from getting out. However, 584 years later, the other Masterforges across the A47 Galaxy were attacked by more of Dark Specter's forces and fell one by one. The Masters instructed those who lived near the Masterforges to evacuate through their respective Master Arches and "ascend" into the Grid to both escape the attack and defend the Grid from the evil inside, but when Dark Specter's forces threatened to reach the Arches, the Masters were forced to close the Arches to prevent the Grid from being destroyed, leaving many mortals behind. During the attack on Planet 0117, both the Morphinaut and the evil inside were freed.Comicicon.png COMIC STORY- PRU 1 Comicicon.png COMIC STORY- PRU 3

It is known that they are responsible for creating the Ninja Nexus Prism, which empowered the Ninja Steel Rangers, but also the Dino Gems which powered the Dino Rangers, as well as the Energems for the Dino Charge Rangers. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Unexpected Guest The original Power Coins were forged by Ninjor, who housed books written by the Masters within his temple, which may explain how he was able to create them.

Zordon refers to them as a group of ancient sorcerers who threw the chest containing Power Eggs into the sea millions of years ago. The sorcerers hid a universe of power within two mystical Power Eggs by casting the eggs into the sea. They believed that their ancient ancestors would look down on the eggs and protect them from universal danger.Tvicon.png TV STORY-Big Sisters

After the Morphin Masters discover a planet of Zeo Crystals, Praetor and his Solar Rangers severed that universe from the Morphin Grid to protect the Splintered Star from evil with the Solarix Morpher to help drain the Morphin energy of the said planet till it was safe enough to rejoin. Unfortunately, this also creates a nightmarish hellscape dubbed the Void, which was devoid of any and all life. Comicicon.png COMIC STORY- MMPR #33

As the Sporix Beasts gained the upper hand against the Knights of Rafkon and their dinosaur allies, six of the Morphin Masters emerged from a portal and granted the Knights of Rafkon the powers of the new Dino Fury Power Rangers before turning their dinosaur friends into Zords for them. They then left back to wherever they came from and the Dino Fury Rangers easily sealed the Sporix Beasts back into their eggs. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Destination Dinohenge

Personalities

Due to their limited appearances and screen-time as well as mysterious nature, almost nothing is known of the Morphin Masters. What is certain is that they are pseudo neutral beings willing to create special devices to help others save the universe for them.

In the comics, the Morphin Masters are shown to be more morally grey, as they decided to protect the Splintered Star from the forces of evil by severing its connection to the Morphin Grid. This would result in condemning an entire universe to death in order to spare all of reality from the potential threat of malevolent forces attaining the planet's Zeo Crystal energy, energy so massive it could obliterate all of reality. However, how much of this backstory is true is ambiguous considering the source of this information was Praetor and told through his perspective.

It later turn out be completely false as it is later revealed that the Solarix Morphers have the power to drain the Morphing energy. Which means there WERE plans to reunite the two universes together once more until Praetor went insane and condemned the universe to death, hindering plans in question.

Members

Powers and Abilities

  • Portal Opening: The Morphin Masters were able to open up a massive swirling blue portal at will to transport themselves around.
  • Longevity: The Morphin Masters survived at least 65 million years between the events of Dino Fury's prelude and the events of "Big Sisters" but as in expanded continuity, they are not immortal.
  • Levitation: The Morphin Masters are able to float in mid-air unassisted.
  • Artifact Creation: By tapping into the Morphin Grid, the Morphin Masters can create special artifacts that allow one to morph into a Power Ranger. These include the Dino Gems, the Energems, and the Ninja Nexus Prism.
  • Suspended Animation: The Green Morphin Master has been shown to inherit this ability as she was the one that put Aiyon in a stasis for 65 million years.

Arsenal

  • Staffs: All six Morphin Masters carry large white staffs at all times.
    • Power Bestowment: The Morphin Masters were able to hold their staffs into the air and charge them up with white energy before blasting people with them. These energies transform animals into Zords and give the humans Morphers to access the Morphin Grid and become Power Rangers.
    • Lightning Generation: As demonstrated by the Green Morphin Master in the flashback of "Ancient History (Dino Fury)", they can release lightning of their respective colors from their staffs.
    • Power Restoration: In the episode "Void Trap", the Green Morphin Master was able to restore the Rangers' powers with her staff.
  • Morphin Hearts: Morphin Hearts are crystalline objects that most or all individuals of the Morphin Masters' race owns. Each heart bears a black symbol over a red background unique to each individual. The hearts of younger individuals are all circular, while those of older individuals and the Morphin Masters themselves are rhombus-shaped. They can be used as energy sources, and are able to siphon off and contain Grid Energy.

Behind The Scenes

Portrayal

The Morphin Masters, as they appear in Dino Fury, are voiced by the following actors:

Notes

The tribal chiefs from Zyuranger and the counterparts of the Morphin Masters.

  • Their first appearance in MMPR used footage of the tribal chiefs from Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger, albeit their faces obscured and seen only from a distance. Oddly enough, they are the first example of seemingly extremely minor characters in the franchise later being retroactively expanded into massively important plot devices.
  • The Morphin Masters' colors correspond not only with the Dino Fury Rangers, but also with the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (with Gold being closest to Yellow) coincidentally.
  • Simon Bennett has shared images of the Red and Pink Morphin Master suits in production.[1][2] He confirmed that Tracey Collins was in charge of the their designs, while the suits were manufactured and imported from Japan.[3]

Appearances

References

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