|This article is about a/an comic book issue in the Power Rangers comic sub-franchise by Boom! Studios.|
|This article is about a/an one-shot in the Power Rangers franchise.|
Power Rangers Unlimited: Heir to Darkness is a one-shot issue published by BOOM! Studios. It is a prequel set within the BOOM! Comics continuity of Power Rangers in Space, focusing on the origin stories of Astronema and Ecliptor.
Astronema is one of the most popular Power Rangers villains ever and her true origin is revealed for the first time in a one-shot directly connected to the events of Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers! Before she became a Power Ranger, a young girl named Karone was kidnapped by bounty hunters and brainwashed into the assassin known as Astronema by two of the greatest threats in the galaxy—Dark Specter and Ecliptor. But what is Dark Specter’s true plan. . . and what does it mean for the new Mighty Morphin & Power Rangers teams?
Continuity and Placement
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|Red||Red Prism Ranger|
|Blue||Blue Prism Ranger|
|Green||Green Prism Ranger|
|Yellow||Yellow Prism Ranger|
|Pink||Pink Prism Ranger|
- Dark Specter Empire Children
- Kay's family
- Kay's mom (mentioned)
- Kay's brother (photography)
- Zordon of Eltar (mentioned)
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- L.L. McKinney confirmed that Dee's boyfriend Mal is Maligore, Divatox's husband from Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie.
- Unlike the rest of Dark Specter's children, Ex is confirmed to be an original character for the comic not based on an existing villain. After deciding that she would include Divatox, and thus Maligore, McKinney felt she had to round out the group with a fourth character.
- McKinney initially planned to use a different unadapted Sentai team than Flashman/Prism, but was told by Boom! Studios that the team she had initially wanted to use was planned to be used for another project in the future. However, they had another future plan and felt that the Prism team, with McKinney's plans for Astronema to kill them, would work well for both projects.
- It is likely that this original team was Dairanger/Squadron, as it would later be adapted for the Power Rangers Universe comic series later that year.
- One interviewer posited the idea that, as Astronema created the Psycho Rangers out of people she had killed, that the Pink Prism Ranger would eventually become Psycho Pink, if not the entire Psycho team being comprised of the entire Prism team.
- Dee is presented as a child, differing from the series counterpart that 100 years before Turbo ordered a space base from her brother, General Havoc, and 1000 years ago was left on the altar by Pharaoh.