|This article is about a/an villain in Power Rangers Mystic Force.|
- "I am here."
- ―Octomus the Master's first words upon assuming his demonic form.[src]
- "Stop! It's too much! I cannot take any more! I have... devoured... all I can!!"
- ―Octomus the Master's final words before his destruction.[src]
Octomus the Master was the main antagonist of Mystic Force. He was the true leader of the forces of darkness and Supreme Master of the Underworld. In the series, he was only referred to as "The Master". However, an episode description at the iTunes Video Store for an episode of Power Rangers: Mystic Force lists his name as "Octomus".
Octomus is the true leader of the forces of darkness and Supreme Master of the Underworld. The denizens of the Underworld revere him so much that they refer to him only as "The Master". He contacts his minions via the white pool at the center of their lair, which turns red to signal his presence.
He was sealed in his Pit by the efforts of Leanbow at the end of the Great War, when the Morlocks attempted to invade the Surface Realm, but he was able to transform his enemy into his servant Koragg the Knight Wolf beforehand. He was also responsible for dragging Catastros down to the Underworld. With the Morlocks active once more, their sole motivation is to free their Master.
Octomus has often had to intervene to stop his minions squabbling - in one case, in the episode "Koragg's Trial", Koragg was placed on trial before him, accused of being a failure to the Morlock's cause, and he made his verdict in Koragg's favor. In the episode "Scaredy Cat", he also created Imperious out of the mummified remains of Calindor.
In the two-part episode "Heir Apparent", to gain Octomus' favor after his attempts at usurping him had failed, Imperious proposed the idea of feeding the Ranger's Legendary powers to Octomus, giving him the power to enter the surface world. But when Udonna's interference almost got her killed by Octomus himself, Koragg stopped him at the last second and was turned into Leanbow once more. Octomus was able to partially emerge onto the surface before Leanbow pulled off the ultimate sacrifice, seemingly destroying himself and Octomus. However, after Imperious was destroyed by the Solaris Knight, in his final words, he told that the Ten Terrors are confident, and that by following the rules of Darkness, they could bring about Octomus' resurrection.
Nevertheless, in the episode "Hard Heads", a monkey wrench was thrown into the Terrors' works. Sculpin learned that Leanbow, still stuck in the body of Koragg, seems to be somehow preventing the Master's resurrection from beyond the grave. Later, Sculpin located Leanbow in the Underworld, and extracted the Master's spirit, giving it to Gekkor for safe keeping.
In the penultimate episode of Power Rangers Mystic Force "The Return", the Master ultimately chose Matoombo as his vessel and was restored to having a physical body by hatching & melting Matoombo's body and regaining his new form.
In his first bid for power in the two-part series final episode of Power Rangers Mystic Force "Mystic Fate", Octomus first possessed Nick Russell directly and transformed him into a new Koragg - one more sadistic and vicious, who laid waste to parts of the forest and Rootcore before he was saved. While the Rangers were distracted by this, the Master then went to the Mystic Realm and seemingly destroyed the Mystic Mother, the source of all good magic, and when Leanbow and Daggeron arrived to face him he devoured their Knight powers and killed them.
Following this, in the second and final part of the two-part series final, he personally went to Briarwood and attacked the Rangers directly, hurling them into a vision of the future where he had succeeded in destroying the Earth, the Rangers weren't finish yet and they summon the Manticore Megazord to take on the Master, they tried to use the Legend Striker Spin Attack at full power, but the Master simply consumed the fiery beam with his mouth, the Rangers were shock, and the Master used his tentacles to first destroy the Manticore Megazord's Legend Striker, and then ultimately devastating the Manticore Megazord with a simple kick, but not after devouring part of their magic while the Megazord was down, and sending the Rangers fleeing.
His victory seemed certain - Nick was able to wound him and have the Rangers sent back to the real world, but at the cost of their magic. However, the Master was undone when it was revealed Itassis and Necrolai had defected from him (causing the resurrection of both Daggeron, Jenji and Leanbow), the Mystic Mother was still alive and both the people of Briarwood & the forest had gathered against him. Regaining their magic from people's belief in them and together with the hope of both the people of Briarwood & the forest they became the Mystic Force Power Rangers once again. Octomus demanded that they give him their magic, to which they comply by unleashing their magic which he easily starts devouring. However no matter how much he consumes still more comes, far more than he can handle. He starts bulging up and distending, demanding that they stop before he overloads on good magic and explodes, thus ending his reign of terror for good.
His first form resembles an immense Lovecraftian (Cthulhu-esque) tentacled octopus-like demon with dragon heads on the end of each tentacle, but usually only his right eye can be seen. His other left eye is embedded in Koragg's shield, and one of his fangs was used to make Morticon's sword (which was taken by Koragg when Morticon was destroyed in the final part of the two-part episode "The Gatekeeper" and forged into a new Knight Saber) and quite possibly some of his claws were given to Necrolai, as she describes her weapons as the "Claws of the Master".
His second form is a red and black colored ball.
After taking over by hatching and melting Matoombo's body at the end of the penultimate episode of Power Rangers Mystic Force "The Return", he resembles a skeletal fallen angel-like beast with a squid-like head and a skull-like face, a black mask that conceals his hideous brain and eyes, and numerous tentacles on both his rear and back. He also has two tentacles appearing on the sides of his mouth and two additional eyes on his skull-face to replace his original right eye, which are yellow with no eyelids. He has large tentacle-like wings behind his back that can change its appearance, massive five-fingered clawed hands with fins in between the fingers, werewolf-like feet, and a gold Mystic plate located on the middle of his chest. He is mostly colored in black and red.
Octomus is the most feared being in the magical world, and for good reasons. He is a cruel, ruthless, sadistic, twisted, intimidating, power-hungry, destructive, manipulative, monstrous, vicious, treacherous, greedy, wicked, heartless, calculating, and narcissistic demon who takes pleasure in torturing his victims mentally and physically as well as enjoying the prospect of killing or enslaving millions. While being quite stoic and calm, he has shown to be egocentric and arrogant, as he boasted about his power to the Mystic Mother and thinks that no one will ever stop him. He is proven to be remorseless, aggressive, and cataclysmically tyrannical, seeing as he turned the world into an alternate reality apocalypse without a twinge of regret. He has no sense of humor or even comedy added to him which only makes him more menacing, to the point where even his minions are deathly afraid of his wrath, and the Rangers requiring caution to deal with him. He was somewhat free of cowardice while his arrogance boosted his "belief " that he was the most powerful being on earth. The only time he has ever shown fear was when the Power Rangers overloaded him with good energy and demanded them to stop, though by then, it was too late.
Powers And Abilities
Being the leader of the forces of darkness and the supreme master of the underworld, The Master is the strongest and most powerful villain in Mystic Force, he is much more powerful than Koragg, Necrolai, Imperious, Morticon and Ten Terrors combined.
- Corruption Inducement: From his right eye, the Master can fire lightning beams that can turn anyone evil.
- Weakening: If anyone had broke free from his spell, the Master can weaken them enough to take control of them again by flashing his right eye.
- Tractor Beam: The Master can fire a red lightning-like tractor beam that can grab anyone.
- Energy Drain: With his tractor beam, he can absorb his victim's energy to give him enough strength to return.
- Reviving: The Master can revive anyone who had been destroyed.
- Dragon Tentacles: The Master has many tentacles with a dragon head on each one for combat.
- Flight: In his spirit form, the Master can fly at high speed.
- Possession: In his spirit form, the Master can enter a person and take control of them before tearing away their body and creating a new one for his own.
- Super Strength: Octomus is extremely strong in terms of strength, he is powerful enough to break free from the Mystic Mother's strongest spell, push both Leanbow and Daggeron's strongest magic attacks back at them and destroy the Manticore Megazord in just a few hits.
- Future Vision Control: Octomus can make anyone think of the future he wants to happen.
- Possession: Octomus can possess anyone and then control his or her body like before in his spirit form.
- Magic Absorption: Octomus can absorb and consume any type of magic powers and attacks into his mouth to make himself stronger.
- Flight: Octomus can fly at high speed like before in his spirit form, but this time he uses his huge demonic tentacle-like wings.
- Teleportation: Octomus can teleport to any location at will.
- Size Shifting: Octomus can change his size at will.
- Time Travel: Octomus can travel to a post-apocalyptic era where he rules.
- Dimensional Travel: Octomus can travel to other dimensions.
- Despair Empowerment: The greater the despair and hopelessness his enemies have, the stronger he becomes.
- Eye Laser: Octomus can fire a massive red laser blast from his eyes.
- Energy Tornado Vision: Octomus can fire a red energy tornado from his eyes, it is presumably his strongest ability, as after firing it at the Mystic Mother, it causes a huge force that destroys everything and everything else around the Mystic Realm.
- Lightning Bolt: Octomus can launch a powerful red lightning bolt.
- Mouth Tentacles: Octomus has tentacles on his mouth which he can fire to take magic powers from his enemies and consume them.
- Tentacles: Octomus retains his tentacles from his original form that he can use in combat as well, but he gets two new abilities with them.
- Energy Tentacles: Octomus can release tentacles made of red energy.
- Lightning Empowerment: He can charge up his tentacles with red lightning for an increase in power.
- Magic Absorption Limit: On his own the Master is very powerful and lethal, though he has one weakness, and that comes from his ability to absorb energy based attacks into his mouth, while very effective, it is shown that the Master cannot absorb too much energy or else he will bulge up and explode like a balloon, as shown in the second part of the final. If taken too much without refraining, he will die upon exploding.
Behind The Scenes
- Octomus is portrayed by John Leigh.
- The Power Rangers Action Card Game series 2 card labels him as Ocotomus. Whether this is an error or not remains to be seen, as he was credited as Octomus only once and in an episode description only.
- In contrast to his Super Sentai counterpart, Octomus the Master does not have to ability to fire red lighting beams from his eyes and/or tentacles.
- This is actually ironic, as the Dark Troll (the very first monster the Mystic Rangers fought) had the ability to fire lighting beams from his eyes, while his Japanese counterpart lacked that ability.
- In someways, Octomus is the first Final Threat-Themed Villain (excuding Heximas as he is a monster-of-the-week who serves as the final threat of an epilogue Christmas special) to lack any real projectile/firepower-based abilities, though while his eye laser, energy tornado vision, and his lightning bolt are his based projectile/firepower attacks, both of these were only used once in the entire two-part final and were not used against the Rangers, instead he mostly relies on his ability to absorb enemies' attacks or utilizing his tentacles for combat.
- This can be seen as understandable, seening how most villains in Power Rangers Mystic Force (with the exception of Boney) have a projectile/firepower based attacks, so in example, Octomus can simply absorb his enemies' attacks, and then when the enemy gets tired, he can strike at them.
- Octomus is one of the few villains in the series to actually kill a Ranger, or in this case, two (although they were each later revived).
- His death is different in Super Sentai when the body explode.