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"I summon the power of evil Lokar! The terrible! And Mutitus! Come now and destroy all the Earth!"
Rita when summoning Lokar and Mutitus.[src]

Mutitus was a powerful zombie-like monster who served as the secondary antagonist of the two-part episode "Island of Illusions".

History

Mutitus is a very powerful zombie monster summoned by Rita Repulsa to attack Angel Grove as part of her plan to trap the Power Rangers on the Island of Illusion. He is summoned alongside Lokar but arrives first shortly after an attack by Goldar and Scorpina which forces the Rangers to form the Megazord. However, wielding a massive wrecking ball similar to the ones used by the Frankenstein Monster, Mutitus is too strong Lokar soon arrives and Rita has him use his "Breath of Doom" to transform Mutitus into a more dragon/demon-like form. This new form lacks the ability to use a chain to attack due to it's shortened arms but gains a much fiercer ability in place of the weapon it lost; a small effigy of Lokar's head appears around the new Mutitus' neck which is capable of firing different projectile attacks. Mutitus continues to annihilate the Megazord until the Dragonzord arrives, catching him off guard briefly. Soon after, Mutitus tosses around the Megazord and Dragonzord, and once done toying with them, sprays toxic foam all over the Megazord and Dragonzord, causing them to short-circuit. Rita traps the Rangers on an island-shaped dimension after Mutitus beats the Megazord and Dragonzord. While on the Island of Illusion, the 6 Rangers face illusions of their worst fears but eventually overcame them. When they return, they immediately call upon the Mega Dragonzord, and the battle continues. The fight then becomes one-sided in favor of the Rangers, as the Mega Dragonzord is unharmed by Mutitus' lightning attacks, whereas the Zord's lasers harm the monster effectively. Mutitus is finally killed when the Mega Dragonzord launches its energy sphere attack, causing an explosion that vaporizes Mutitus in a wall of bright light as he screams.

Video Game Appearances

Mutitus' second form is the first enemy the Rangers must defeat using the Megazord in the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers game for the SNES. He appears in level six of the game. Mutitus attacks with long fingernails and the chest blasts and taunts by rearing his head back and neighing. Mutitus is weakest against an aerial slash.

Personality

Mutitus was a very violent monster who is highly fierce and destructive and will not stop to destroy the Power Rangers. He was however borderline mindless as he never spoke aside from roars and growls and his violence was almost unmatched. However, he was also shown to be loyal to Rita and Lokar and always followed the former's orders.

Forms

Powers and Abilities

  • Strength: Mutitus was able to horribly damage the Megazord by throwing his ball and chain at it and knock it around with ball swings. Even unarmed, single punches and kicks knocked the Megazord arrived away.

=Abilities

  • Expert Fighter: Mutitus was a very capable fighter and was able to singlehandidly defeat the Megazord.

Arsenal

  • Chained Mace: Mutitus had a chained mace which was completely obliterated when he threw it at Daizyuzin.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Enhanced Power: Fang-Gore was much stronger than Mutitus and was one of the most powerful monsters in Mighty Morphin, easily defeating both the Megazord and Dragonzord. He was only stopped when the Mega Dragonzord vaporized him.

.*Strength: Single punches and kicks knocked the Megazord and the Dragonzord away.

  • Durability: Fang-Gore was smacked in the head by the Dragonzord's tail but was unfazed and being shot by the Mega Dragonzord's energy blasts had no effect.
  • Lightning Blast: Fang-Gore could fire red-yellow lightning from the eyes of the Lokar head on his chest.
  • Acid Foam: Fang-Gore could spray white ooze from his mouth that would eat through any metal and sapped the Guardian Beasts of thier energy until they went to sleep.
  • Combined Blast: Fang-Gore could send yellow lightning between his mouth and his Lokar head to fire a massive red beam capable of causing large explosions. This seemed to be his strongest attack since it was used as a last resort but had no effect on the Mega Dragonzord.

Abilities

  • Agility: Fang-Gore was fast enough to duck the Dragonzord's tail mid-swing.

Weaknesses

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Arsenal

  • Claws: Fang-Gore had no weapons of any kind but possessed razor sharp claws to slash his enemies with.

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

  • Mutitus was voiced by Richard Epcar though he only provided grunts and snarls.

Design

  • His first form was based on a human skeletal and muscular system whereas his second form resembled a demonic beast.

Etymology

  • His name appears to be a portmanteau of the words mutate and possibly a corruption of the suffix Itis which denotes inflammation. The "Titus" portion of the name may also refer to the Shakespeare play "Titus Andronicus".
  • Although not shown in the episode, the original name for Mutius' enhanced form was Fang-Gore in the original scripts but this was omitted from the final episode.

Notes

  • In Zyuranger, Mutitus transformed from Dora Franke/Frankenstein Monster after being impaled by Gouryuuzin (the Dragonzord Battle Mode's counterpart) which is why he had bolts attached to chains like Frankenstein Monster's and a mace and chain like that monster.
    • The element had to be removed from Power Rangers since his transformation sequence was horrific.
      • The shot of Mutitus materializing in the city was him leaving in Zyuranger and he just appeared above the Zyurangers and the children they guarded with no shot of him appearing.

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