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"You made me step in a puddle you nitwit!"
―Rita's first words upon being freed from the dumpster and being helped out by Baboo.[src]

"Zordon. I’m surprised. Teenagers? So, you think you can stop me do you?"
―Rita reacting to Zordon's new Power Rangers.[src]

"AAAAH! After 10,000 years, I'm free! It's time to conquer Earth!"
―Rita in the opening. Despite being her most famous line, she never actually says it in the show proper.[src]

"Magic wand, make my monster/Goldar GROW!"
―Rita's incantation when making her monsters grow.[src]

"I'll be back!!! You haven't seen the last of Rita Repulsaaaa! Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!"
―Rita after being sealed in a small dumpster and tossed into Space from the Moon by Lord Zedd.[src]

"Oh ho ho ho. My achin’ back. Y’know, I really oughta put some safety seats in this baby. Home sweet home. Yipee! Ha ha ha ha ha ha! And now, to the castle before that old goat wakes up. Zedd darling, have I got plans for you! Ho ho ho."
―Rita Repulsa after escaping from Lord Zedd’s dumpster.[src]

"Help me, Zeddy! Don't let it get...! Ahhhhhhhhh!"
―Rita reacting to Zordon's Energy Wave and her final words before her purification.[src]

"You are giving me a headache! How dare you enter my palace! Leave!"
―The Mystic Mother to Octomus the Master.[src]

"And so darkness was destroyed by light. And should it ever return, your magic must stop it"
―The Mystic Mother to the Mystic Rangers. After the defeat of Octomus.[src]

"Yes! Hahahahaha! After all these years, I'm free! It's time for revenge!"
―Robo Rita's first words after taking over Alpha 8's body.[src]

"I'll kill you all!"
―Robo Rita's last words.[src]

Rita Repulsa is a female humanoid sorceress who was once bent on intergalactic domination and served as one of the leaders of the Evil Space Aliens and later joins the United Alliance of Evil. She's later purified into the Mystic Mother while her evil essence returns in the form of Robo Rita after possessing Alpha 8.


History

Past

Return to Earth

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Rita searching her book for a monster.

Rita had been sealed in her dumpster for nearly 10,000 years before it found its way back to the moon. Not long after, a pair of curious astronauts stumbled upon the strange container and broke the seal that kept Rita's evil at bay. Released from her prison, she destroyed the dumpster and quickly set her sights on Earth. Reoccupying her palace which had lay vacant for eons, Rita sent her chief warrior, Goldar, to Earth to lay siege to the world. However, Rita was met by her opponent Zordon, who had managed to reestablish contact with Earth and gather new warriors. Beginning her second invasion of the planet, Rita's monsters were constantly defeated by Zordon's Power Rangers, teenage humans who wielded the mighty Power Coins. Tvicon TV STORY-Day of the Dumpster

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Rita watching the Rangers battle her giant monster.

While Rita largely relied on monsters created by her loyal minion Finster or with the help of other mystic allies such as Madame Woe or Lokar, her master stroke came in creating a sixth Ranger to combat Zordon's warriors. Rita secured a Green Candle from the Wizard of Deception to aid in her next scheme.

Having long ago come into the possession of a power coin, Rita selected one of the Rangers' own classmates, Tommy Oliver, to become her Green Ranger. While this proved effective for a time, Rita's plan was ultimately foiled when the Rangers broke her spell and brought Tommy back to the side of good. A year after being freed from her dumpster Rita was horrified when a storm of dark energy began to erupt throughout surrounding space. Tvicon TV STORY-Green With Evil

Banished

A storm, a manifestation of Lord Zedd's power, ends when the master of evil took up residence in the Palace's Chamber of Command. Disgusted with Rita's performance and her inability to conquer the Earth after several millennia, Zedd had returned to destroy Zordon once and for all. Sealing her away once more in a space dumpster, Rita is cast back out into the void only to swear revenge. Tvicon TV STORY-The Mutiny

Marriage

Sometime after the demise of the Photomare and the destruction of the Rock of Time, Lord Zedd has to enter his bicentennial Sleep of Oblivion to recharge his powers. However, Rita’s dumpster nears the Moon and soon explosively makes landing on the surface but she is unfazed and manages to escape from it. Rita enters via her old balcony and starts calling out for her former minions for whatever reason but gets no response so heads to the workshop of her only remaining ally; Finster. Finster has spent the last several months of his time idling away in his workshop and bemoans his complete lack of relevance now that Zedd is around. He has gone from monster-maker extraordinaire to a dolting old man alone in his workshop but Rita appears in his workshop having crash-landed back on the Moon and snuck in. Initially, Finster just passes her off as him hearing voices in his head but soon realizes that he isn’t and uses a potion to return her to her proper size with his Spectron Reintergrator. Rita declares her intention to reclaim her own power so Finster suggests a monster army as he has had nothing better to do but Rita refuses. She tells him to create a love potion as she plans to brainwash Zedd into marrying her to regain her former glory without anyone being able to sabotage her. Finster comes up with the idea to use Alpha to trap the Power Rangers as part of Rita’s plan to give them to Zedd as a wedding gift which Rita happily accepts. When he returns from Earth after using two Putties to help restrain Alpha, Rita embraces him as thanks. Later on, whilst the Power Rangers do some dramatic wandering through the Specter Theater and the doors slam shut. Finster applies a facelift to Rita which regresses her by around 10,000 years to make her look more appealing for Zedd. Later, whilst Alpha makes Zordon look silly and Finster recreates her favorite monsters to attack the Power Rangers, Rita goes to administer the love potion and manages to successfully do so without being discovered. Tvicon TV STORY-The Wedding, Part I

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Rita seduces Lord Zedd.

Rita lingers around in Zedd’s rejuvenation chamber, proclaiming that she will make Zedd redundant when she becomes his queen and seal him away in a dumpster, like he did to her once she controls Earth. Eventually, she makes Zedd wake up using a feather and he immediately begins flirting with her and being overly goofy. Goldar appears after being summoned by Zedd and immediately orders the Putties to seize her, but Lord Zedd stops him, much to his shock. Much to Goldar’s abject horror, Zedd then announces his plans to marry Rita which Goldar is helpless to stop and is even ordered to plan said wedding much to Rita’s intense delight. Whilst the Robogoat and the Snizzard chase down the Power Rangers, Rita goes to Finster and demands more monsters for her wedding with the specification that they give her a lot of gifts. Shortly thereafter, Rita and Zedd hold a toast of dry ice to their wedding but the Power Rangers then escape the Specter Theater so Zedd drops everything and enlarges the Peckster and the Rhinoblaster after Rita comes up with the idea. The enlarged monsters easily defeat the Thunderzords and Alpha sends them back to the Specter Theater. With the Power Rangers recontained, Rita has Finster do her make-up as she powders her face and complains about marrying Zedd although she tells him to select two monsters and send some Putties to guard the Power Rangers and stop another escape. With both the Peckster and the Rhinoblaster standing guard, Lord Zedd begins his wedding ceremony with his monsters as guests and witnesses. Tvicon TV STORY-The Wedding Part II

Inside Serpentera, Rita sits back on Lord Zedd’s command chair whilst Zedd pilots the Zord towards Earth. Shortly thereafter however, just as Rita and Zedd begin a game of “99 bottles of Slime on the Wall," Goldar discovers that the Power Rangers have outsmarted the immensely dense Peckster and the Rhinoblaster and have escaped. He reports this to his masters and Zedd orders him to send the entire monster army to Earth to cut them off. Goldar sends the entire monster army along with Putties to Earth but they end up slipping away and the Robogoat even ends up accidentally flailing when the Lizzinator. The two villains watch in glee as the Rangers flee to the Command Center while being pursued by the monsters but manage to make it to the building and makes the pursuit a dismal failure. As such, Lord Zedd throws his Growth Bombs to enlarge the monster army in order to force the Rangers into a Zord fight where the monster army can annihilate them. However, they are all soon wiped out and Rita and Zedd withdraw to the Moon Palace in disgrace. With the scheme a failure, Rita opts not to trap Zedd like she planned since she will need his help in the future. Tvicon TV STORY-The Wedding, Part III

Married Life

Sometime after Rita's marriage to Zedd, Scorpina becomes disillusioned with Rita and began to desire power so started to read her spell books. However, it was a trap (probably set to either test her loyalty or to find who had been breaking into her library) and she was banished to the Talos Dimension. Comicicon COMIC STORY- Power Rangers: Soul of the Dragon

Sometime after her wedding, Rita gets the huff with Lord Zedd for unknown reasons but he wants her to consult the Ghost of Darkness to summon the Wizard of Deception and trap the Power Rangers in the past. After some presumed begging from Goldar, Rita consults the Ghost of Darkness and bemoans every time that they have banished the Power Rangers several times and they have always returned. The Ghost of Darkness states that Tommy’s leadership is the key to defeating the Power Rangers for good; kill him and the team falls apart. Knowing his keen nature however, he suggests creating a clone to kill him whilst the Wizard of Deception sends the other Rangers into the past. After he swiftly sends down the Wizard of Deception, Rita bows thanks the Ghost of Darkness before leaving and the being is never seen again. Later, after the Wizard of Deception brainwashes Bulk and Skull to get some hair from Tommy, Rita goes to Finster to gloat. She then reveals her goal; recreate the Green Ranger and destroy the Rangers for good (despite that not being her original goal). Meanwhile, despite Bulk and Skull failing, the Wizard of Deception and Zedd’s Putty Patrol put Tommy into a coma and create Tom Oliver. Even with all of the cards seemingly in Rita and Zedd’s hand, the Wizard of Deception is eventually killed and this plan fails miserably. Tvicon TV STORY-Return of the Green Ranger

On the week of Angel Grove High's school president elections, Rita decides to take advantage of this for her own plans but Lord Zedd turned out to be sexist and claim her to be useless as a villain due to her gender. However, when he leaves to create his own scheme, Rita summons Squatt and Baboo as well as Goldar and reveals her plan to use an enchanted rope to turn them into intensely toxic rivals. After some poster sabotage between the two, Rita sends a letter to Tommy claiming that she has some information to bury Kimberly and sends down Goldar with the Putties who manage to capture Saba. Shortly thereafter, whilst the Power Rangers regroup at the Command Center, Rita goes to Earth with Squatt and Baboo and takes control of Saba by gagging him before having a dance for her presumed victory. Five of the Power Rangers confront Rita to get Saba back but she just mocks them before summoning the White Tigerzord to destroy the Power Rangers. Its superior strength gets the upper-hand against the Thunder Megazord and nearly destroys it completely much to the villains' delight. However, Tommy uses an Electro Magnet to retrieve Saba so Rita withdraws herself and the minions to avoid being crushed under the Tigerzord's foot. Tvicon TV STORY-Best Man for the Job

Rita leans that Kimberly likes the Grumble the Magic Elf storybook and decides to banish her, Rocky and Tommy into it to leave the Power Rangers very weak and easy to destroy so uses her magic to do so. Rita also has an ally named Mondo the Magician within the book who she knows can destroy them for her so focuses her efforts on killing the Power Rangers still outside of the storybook. However, they later escape after the destruction of the Turkey Jerk by completing the story so brings Mondo out of the storybook but the Thunder Megazord reseals him and renders yet another plan a failure. Tvicon TV STORY-Storybook Rangers

Season 3

Rita's brother Rito Revolto arrives at the Moon Palace to add his sword to their fight against the Rangers. He destroys the Thunderzords, but the Ninja Megazord easily beats him and the Vampirus which returns the war to a stalemate. Tvicon TV STORY-Ninja Quest

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Rita celebrates a brief victory.

Not long after Rito's arrival on the moon, Master Vile arrives to criticize his daughter's choice in men but his plan involving the Blue Globbor fails so he sticks around. Tvicon TV STORY-Master Vile and the Metallic Armor

Attempting to upstage Zedd in conquering the Earth, Vile uses the Orb of Doom to reverse time on the planet and turns the Power Rangers back into children but his plan is thwarted by the Aquitar Rangers and he leaves for the Gamma Vile in disgrace. Tvicon TV STORY-Alien Rangers of Aquitar

While they attempt to set things right, Rita and Zedd plot their boldest move yet: they will destroy the Command Center and steal the powerful Zeo Crystal for themselves. The plan is ultimately a failure; Goldar and Rito's implosion device does go off but the Rangers, Zordon and Alpha 5 escape to a fortified Power Chamber underneath the wreckage. The Zeo Crystal turns up in the rubble as Goldar and Rito lost it during their getaway. Tvicon TV STORY-Hogday Afternoon

Zeo

Despite the setbacks, Rita and Zedd celebrate their most significant victory over Zordon's forces by throwing a massive party in the throne room. Their good feelings however do not last as the Machine Empire, longtime rivals of both Rita and Zedd, stage a coup and force Rita and Zedd to flee the moon in Serpentera. Tvicon TV STORY-A Zeo Beginning

Rita and Zedd eventually return and exact revenge after the Machine Empire becomes a laughing stock due to their multiple defeats by the Zeo Rangers. Tvicon TV STORY-A Golden Homecoming

Rita and Zedd later have Finster build a missile to annihilate the Machine Empire after King Mondo's defeat but it gains sentience as Louie Kaboom who breaks free of their control and assumes command himself. Tvicon TV STORY-Bomber in the Summer

With the help of a bomb disguised as a gift, the ruling family of the Machine Empire is temporarily destroyed and Rita and Zedd once again ruled the moon for themselves. Rather than immediately resuming attacks however, Rita and Zedd opt to go on holiday and return to take their revenge at a later date. Tvicon TV STORY-Good as Gold

Turbo

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Rita Repulsa talking to Divatox by phone.

The couple opt not to resume their struggle with the Power Rangers and advise Divatox to do the same when Divatox calls Rita at night for advice on defeating the Rangers. She advises Divatox to run and emphasizes this by telling her how annoying marriage is by having her listen to Zedd's snoring. Movieicon MOVIE STORY-Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

Villains Hologram

Rita Repulsa as a hologram along with the other villains shown by the Blue Senturion.

When the Blue Senturion came to the present to deliver a message to Dimitria, sparking interest in Divatox. She alters her voice to sound like Dimitria and asks the Blue Senturion to show her the message. The message revealed that by the year 2000, all the evil factions (Divatox, Rita and Lord Zedd, and the Machine Empire) would conquer Earth and equally divide its land.

Later, although the Blue Senturion manages to hold off the Rangers, they manage to hold him off long enough for Justin to turn him off. As Justin deactivates the detonator, he activates the message, sees the villains in the hologram (Divatox, Rita and Lord Zedd, and the Machine Empire), and the Rangers see the first part of it. Wanting to know more about the message, Justin reactivates the Blue Senturion, who has been reset back to knowing who is truly evil: Divatox. Tvicon TV STORY-The Millennium Message

In Space

Dark Specter's conference

Lord Zeed and Rita in Dark Specter's conference

Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd in Dark Specter's conference.

Rita and Zedd join their comrades in the United Alliance of Evil under Dark Specter to mount a final assault on the forces of good throughout the galaxy. At a conference on the Cimmerian Planet, Rita meets her old friend Divatox who is acting more arrogant than usual. Rita learns from Divatox that she has defeated the Turbo Rangers, the successors to the Rangers who have been giving Rita and Zedd trouble for years. Shocked, Rita turns to Zedd to confirm if this was true; to her horror, he explains that it is "kind of the talk of the universe now." Tvicon TV STORY-From Out of Nowhere

United Alliance of Evil invasion

Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa initially argue with Astronema over her plan, but they agree to follow her orders when they learn that Dark Specter has put her in charge, Rita and Zedd attack a planet in the Vica Galaxy and capture Trey of Triforia, the former Gold Zeo Ranger. Before victory can be achieved, Rita alongside Lord Zedd, sees that Ecliptor appears in the sky to announce that Dark Specter has been destroyed and that Astronema is now the Queen of Evil. Tvicon TV STORY-Countdown to Destruction, Part 1

Zordon's sacrifice

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Rita after being purified.

The following day, after Andros the Red Space Ranger destroyed Zordon's energy tube, freeing a great golden wave of good energy that goes through the universe, Rita screams for Zedd not to let it get her, but the wave finally washes over them. It destroys most of their army, but leaves her and Zedd alive as humans. Now purified, Rita expresses happiness that she and Zedd have been purified together and, at his request, engages in a dance whilst Trey looks on in confusion. Tvicon TV STORY-Countdown to Destruction, Part 2

The Lost Episode

Rita Repulsa was seen in archive footage, along with various Villains and Rangers, when Austin St. John and Walter Jones related about the Power Rangers' team from Mighty Morphin until the recently Lost Galaxy. Tvicon TV STORY-The Lost Episode

Wild Force

Four years after the fall of the United Alliance of Evil, Bulk and Skull were playing Psycho Ranger and Space Ranger chess at Club Bulkmeier. Bulk mentions that he has known and met Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa while having a conversation with Skull about the early days of Power Rangers. Tvicon TV STORY-Forever Red

Dino Thunder

Rita Repulsa is featured in a chronicle of Power Ranger history compiled by Tommy Oliver shortly after he forms the Dino Rangers which is found by the nascent Ranger team in the Dino Lab. Rita is mentioned as the inciting incident for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers as well as the one to make Tommy the Green Ranger. Tvicon TV STORY-Legacy of Power

Mystic Force

Mystic mother

Rita Repulsa now becoming as the Mystic Mother, the Empress of Good Magic and leader of the Mystic Ones

Eight years after her purification, Rita is revealed to have regained her magical powers (assuming she lost them on her purification) and is using them for good. She became the Empress of Good Magic and leader of the Mystic Ones. As the Mystic Mother, she gives the Mystic Force Rangers their link to the Morphin Grid and helps them in their quest to defeat evil mystic forces.

The Snow Prince arrives to warn her to flee but she refuses and attempts to fight off Octomus herself. However, Octomus proves to be too strong, and consumes her strongest spell, before attempting to kill her. She casts a spell on the Snow Prince to send him to inform the Rangers of what has happened and then is seemingly apparently killed. Daggeron and Leanbow come to the Mystic Dimension to find her palace destroyed and Octomus waiting for them. He defeats them both with no effort and then returns to Earth to destroy the Rangers. Tvicon TV STORY-Mystic Fate I

"The darkness is destroyed by light, and should it ever return, your magic must stop it."
―Mystic Mother talk with the fourth wall[src]

However, it is later revealed that the Mystic Mother has survived his assault by turning into energy before his spell struck her and then reforming herself. She later grants Clare the power of a true sorceress and encourages the Rangers immediately prior to their final battle with Octomus. Her last appearance is after Octomus' destruction, breaking the fourth wall. Tvicon TV STORY-Mystic Fate II

Operation Overdrive

Years later, Thrax mentions that he seeks to rebuild his parents' legacy, disgusted by the fact that they were "lost to goodness", when Thrax formed his Evil Alliance. Thrax introduces himself as the son of Rita and Lord Zedd and promises to be the demise of the Overdrive Rangers.

After when the Retro Rangers defeated Flurious and his Chillers, at the Hartford Mansion, Adam is in the Control Center, trying to help Mr. Hartford with all the repairs. Mr. Hartford appreciates Adam's help. Adam tells him of his battles with Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd. Tvicon TV STORY-Once A Ranger (1)

Thrax is determine to get the Sword Excelsior, he mentions that his parents Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd were weak and succumbed to goodness but he will restore their legacy by destroying the Sentinel Knight with the powerful Sword Excelsior. Thrax approaches the warrior goddess and tries to take the sword but the goddess knocks him down. Tvicon TV STORY-Once A Ranger (2)

Beast Morphers

Season 1

Mayor Daniels expresses his dislike for the development of Morph-X which he mentions Rita as an example along with Sledge and Galvanax of super-villains wanting the Rangers' powers. Tvicon TV STORY-Beasts Unleashed

Season 2

Rita Repulsa in Scrozzle's database

Rita Repulsa in Scrozzle's database.

She was shown in archive footage along with the other villains in Scrozzle's database, when Evox's Army were looking for a past villain to revive with the Reanimizer and came across Lord Zedd.

When Scrozzle deems that Lord Zedd is the perfect candidate, Robo-Roxy is not sure. She recalls that Zedd could betray Evox in a heartbeat, showing how the former decimated the Machine Empire with a bomb present. That horrifies Scrozzle enough to change his mind, but when Sledge voices his agreement, Poisandra points out how Zedd was a better husband towards Rita than her own husband, leading to the couple arguing. Tvicon TV STORY-Making Bad

Dino Fury

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Rita Repulsa in the Legendary Ranger database.

Solon explains to Ollie that the Mighty Morphin Rangers never defeated Lord Zedd according to her. Ultimately, Rita Repulsa is briefly seen in a flashback via the Legendary Ranger Database, during the time of Zordon's sacrifice sent the Z-Wave across the universe and purged the evil around it. That included Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa being purified of their evil. Tvicon TV STORY-Unexpected Guest

Once & Always

Rita Returns In A Robot Body

Robo Rita

After Rita Repulsa was purified by the Z-Wave, her evil personality was exorcised from her body and converted into particles. During Billy Cranston's attempts to resurrect Zordon, he accidentally awakened the evil Rita's particles and it landed onto Alpha 8, creating Robo-Rita. Now in a new body, Robo-Rita began to threaten the Power Rangers once again after 30 years.

This form of Rita is deadlier and less comical. She is able to directly combat the Rangers, successfully kill Trini, send Putty Patrollers around Earth to attack people and lure other Rangers outside of her adversaries, and capture them for a time machine she was creating to give knowledge to her younger self, so that she can kill the Rangers before Zordon could recruit them. However, the Rangers managed to finally kill this twisted essence of Rita, avenging Trini.

Cosmic Fury

An illusion of Rita was last shown with Lord Zedd after he "defeated" the Power Rangers, although it was only an illusional dream for the Emperor of Evil after he was banished to Nibyro.

Power Rangers: Soul of the Dragon

Although only seen via flashback, depicting her kicking Scorpina into the Talos Dimension, Rita is mentioned prolifically throughout the book by both Tommy, Anara, and the now purified Finster. She is the prime suspect for the recent outbreak of Power Crystals that empower gangs but it is eventually revealed that Scorpina and her master Lokar are the real culprits.

Personality

During her days as an intergalactic evil witch, Rita Repulsa was a diabolical yet bad-tempered and unpleasant leader of her band of space aliens who speak in screechy voice akin to storybook witches. Whenever her latest plan got foiled by the Rangers, she either cried out "I have a headache!" dismay or prone to take her frustration out on her underlings, or even both even if they had absolutely nothing to do with what went wrong. Her most recurring victim of this abuse was Goldar which was evident in that he gladly switched sides with Lord Zedd out of his abuse and regretted the idea of brainwashing Kimberly to be an evil queen like her where she ended up behaved like Rita herself though the spell he used for latter deed technically only give her Rita's outfit and she successfully pretended to behave like real Rita. Even in her youth, she set her own home ablaze just because she received a dragon instead of a planet like she wanted for her birthday as stated by Rito. Rita genuinely loved her brother and father Master Vile and sought to become an accomplished evil conqueror just like the latter. This motivated her in her fight against Zordon and later, his Power Rangers despite of them foiled her plans time and time again. Not even being sealed into a dumpster twice, first by Zordon and by her superior Lord Zedd, can extinguish her resolve. Although, after her superior overthrow her and took over her band in the light of her recurring failures, Rita initially planned to overthrow Lord Zedd as she wanted payback towards him by using a love potion on him to make him fall in love and marry her. However, Rita changed her mind as Lord Zedd touched her heart and made her feelings towards him real. Their ability to feel love was arguably one of the reasons why she and Zedd ended up purified by Zordon's Energy Wave.

After becoming the Mystic Mother, Rita practices good magic and has since abandoned her evil ways. In an ironic twist of fate, she became a powerful yet wise figure who aided the Mystic Force Rangers just as Zordon had. Despite this, traces of her past self still persist such as her penchant for getting headaches when her things don't go her way.

As Robo Rita, she becomes devoid of her personality quirks and embodies the evil essence that was purged by the Z-Wave. She becomes more ruthless, having guts to face the Rangers herself and the capacity to kill.

Family Tree

Daimaou & Master VilleMaster Vile LadyFiennaLady Fienna
 
MMPR RitoRito   Rita RepulsaRita Lord Zedd
Zedd
 
  OO ThraxThrax

Forms

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Rita Repulsa

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Power: Rita was the main antagonist of Season 1 as well as the secondary antagonist of Seasons 2 and 3, making her far stronger than any of her minions and monsters. Despite Rita's powerful displays of magic, she appears to be one of the weaker spell casters in the universe of Power Rangers, since she was easily dominated by Lord Zedd. Her magic also seems to be limited, as she has to rely on Finster and his Monster-Matic to create monsters and putties, whereas other spell-casters, like Zedd and Master Vile, are seen creating their own monsters.
  • Mistress of Magic: A name given to her by Zordon. Rita Repulsa was shown to be skilled in the fields of magic. Most notable among her magic arsenal is her power to enlarge monsters and other beings with her staff, by throwing it towards the Earth with extreme accuracy.
    • Virtual Immortality: Rita survived at least ten thousand years in a dumpster.
    • Teleportation: Rita could teleport to any location at will.
      • Group Teleportation: Rita could channel red energy into her fingertips to teleport herself and her minions back to the Moon Palace in a flash of red energy as seen in the episode "Best Man For The Job."
    • Evil Being Summoning: Another magical ability notable to her was her ability to communicate and summon dark spiritual beings, as she summoned Lokar on two occasions and also the Ghost of Darkness.
    • Curses: Rita was also adept at casting curses on her enemies, as she was able to immobilize the Dragonzord with dark magic, and trapped three of the Power Rangers inside a storybook.
    • Magical Brainwashing: Also notable was Rita's ability to brainwash other people, turning them into their loyal and evil servants, as she did this to Tommy and Katherine with few complications.
    • Ducking Teleportation: Rita ended Zedd’s rejuvenation chamber by ducking down and reappearing in his room.
    • Energy Channeling: Rita was able to spew red energy streams to empower the Ghost of Darkness in order to summon the Wizard of Deception.

Abilities

  • Durability: Rita survived her dumpster landing violently on Earth and explosively on the Moon without getting a scratch on her.
  • Expert Zord Pilot: Rita was able to expertly pilot Serpentera with no issues in “The Wedding-part III.”
  • Exceptional Stamina: Rita was able to tango for at least an hour with Lord Zedd as seen in the second-part of “Return of the Green Ranger.”

Weaknesses

to be added

Arsenal

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Magic Wand

  • Magic Wand: Rita's main weapon was a large wand which has many abilities.
    • Energy Blasts: Rita could fire a pink beam of energy from her staff which explodes on contact. This were powerful enough to destroy the Dumpster that she and the others were trapped in for 10,000 years and obliterate the Island of Illusion with one shot.
    • Monster Enlargement: Rita's primary ability with her wand. By chanting "magic wand, make my monster/Goldar grow" and throwing her wand to Earth, Rita could open a giant chasm in the ground which gives the monster enough energy to grow.
    • Growth Lightning: Rita could also grow monsters by hitting them with a purple energy blast from the bottom of her wand. However, she only used this once in the episode "Switching Places" when she grew the Genie.
    • Monster Creation: Rita could fire blasts from her staff's gem which can create monsters out of objects. However, she only used this power three (to create the Wheel of Misfortune, Brick Bully and the Impursonator although she intended to turn Kat back into Katastrophe but accidentally changed her purse instead) since she preferred to use Finster and his Monster-Matic.
    • Teleportation Beam: Rita could fire a green energy beam from the pink jewel on her wand capable of teleporting other beings around. She only used this to teleport Tommy to a beach to fight her Putties in the episode "Jason's Battle."
  • Wedding Bouquet: Rita held a wedding bouquet that she used to batter Goldar with to stop his wedding objection with in “The Wedding-part III.”
  • Saba: After Goldar stole Saba from Tommy in the episode "Best Man For The Job", Rita used it to take control of the White Tigerzord and fight the Thunder Megazord until Tommy used a magnet to take it back.
    • Tigerzord Control: Rita could summon and control the White Tigerzord via Saba to fight the Thunder Megazord.

Appearances: MMPR Season 1 Episodes 1-60, Season 2 Episodes 1, 17-18, 41-52. Season 3 Episodes 1-43, Zeo Episodes 1-3, 23 (Adam's dream only), 35-50, TAPRM, In Space Episodes 1, 42-43


MSM-Magiel

Mystic Mother

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Magic Powers: Rita's magical abilities and displays thereof became far more powerful when she became the Mystic Mother, even citing that good magic is stronger than dark magic used by evildoers. Aside from creating a connection to the morphing grid for an entire team of rangers, she also has the ability to bolster and awaken magical potential in others; doing so for Claire and the Mystic Rangers. While unable to best Octomus in a head-on confrontation, she did have enough power to effortlessly turn into energy and completely evade him. It was stated by Udonna that she was the embodiment and creator of all great magic.
    • Magical Empowerment: As the embodiment of all good magic (or something like that), she can bestow superpowers on normal people such as Udonna, Leanbow (as the Wolf Warrior since The Master made him Koragg), and the Rangers.
    • Energy Transformation: Rita can turn into magical energy and move around her realm at will fast enough to dodge Octomus' attacks.

Abilities

  • Fourth Wall Breaking: Rita can break the fourth wall and address the audience directly as seen in the final scene of "Mystic Fate."

Weaknesses

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Arsenal

  • Wand: Rita lost her original wand (its replacement anyway) when she was purified so she now has a lorgnette-like wand.
    • Energy Bubble: The Mystic Mother's strongest attack. She can generate a glowing yellow bubble in front of her and throw it at her enemies, presumably destroying them on contact. This was stated to be her strongest attack by the Snow Prince but was easily destroyed by The Master.

Appearances: Mystic Force episodes 31, 32


MMPROA-RoboRita

Robo Rita

Powers and Abilities

Powers

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Abilities

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Weaknesses

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Arsenal

KSZ-DoraSceptre

Magic Wand

  • Magic Wand:

Appearances: O&A


Relationships

Allies

Generals

Family

  • Master Vile - Father: Rita has an uneasy relationship with her father.
  • Rito Revolto - Brother: Usually Rita tries her best to put up with her dimwitted younger brother.
  • Lord Zedd - Husband
  • Thrax - Son

Others

Enemies

Rangers

Family

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Others

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Voice

  • Barbara Goodson provided her voice in all of Rita's appearances through 1998, including both movies. When Barbara Goodson auditioned, she initially did a voice that imitated Billie Hayes's performance as Witchiepoo from H.R. Pufnstuf. But when told that she was not angry enough, she shouted at the directors, sounding exactly like what would later be Rita's voice, and got the part.
    • Goodson was going to wear the costume when Rita returned in "The Wedding" and become her physical actress but the producers decided that she was too small to be Rita and cast Perez in the role as well.
  • For the Japanese dub, Soga dubbed over her old Zyuranger performance.

Mystic Force

  • In 2006, the character returned as the Mystic Mother for the end of Mystic Force and was played by Soga once more, and dubbed over in English by New Zealander Susan Brady. The footage was taken from Mahou Sentai Magiranger. Neither character had any relation to each other besides the same actress originally. The writers decided to connect the two characters as a tribute to Soga, who passed away while Mystic Force was in production.

Design

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Etymology

  • Being ugly and evil at the same time, Rita's surname is a pun on repulsive, i.e. unsightly or vile enough for one to keep their distance from.

Notes

Purplerita

Rita Repulsa in the live stage show.

  • The character was part of the live stage show tour, again voiced by Barbara Goodson, but sporting a much different look than seen in the series. The purple costume was reminiscent of Rita's portrayal in some U.S. Power Rangers merchandise, including coloring books and school supplies.
  • Together with Rito Revolto, Rita Repulsa was the first villain in the franchise revealed to be a child of another villain.
    • This also made her the first villain to have familial ties to other villains.
  • Rita, Lord Zedd and Astronema were the only villains of the Zordon Era to reappear in later seasons after they become good in "Countdown to Destruction."
  • In "The Fate of Lightspeed" Pt. 2, one of the demons in the Shadow World was a mostly-obscured woman who was wearing Rita Repulsa's costume.
  • Rita and the Black Cross Führer from Himitsu Sentai Gorenger, are both similar in terms of being the very first main villain the first Ranger team have to defeat. Both are aliens who want to conquer Earth, aside from being the first big bad, both Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers and Gorenger are the very first entries of both the Power Rangers and Super Sentai franchises respectively.
  • Robo-Rita successfully killed the first Yellow Ranger.
  • Robo-Rita is the first main villain to have killed a Ranger permanently. The others: Ransik, Octomus the Master, Evox/Venjix killed their Rangers but it was temporary. Other villains : Psycho Pink has temporary killed the Galaxy Pink Ranger and Mirloc has killed the S.P.D. Blue Ranger's father.

Appearances

Power Rangers Legacy Wars

Legacy Wars Rita Repulsa

Rita Repulsa as seen in Power Rangers Legacy Wars.

Rita Repulsa is among the villains who feature in Power Rangers Legacy Wars as an Epic (Leader), Epic (Assist) character.

Power Rangers Battle For The Grid

BFTG RTA Profile

Rita Repulsa in Battle for the Grid

Rita Repulsa is a playable character in Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid where she uses her wand as her weapon.

Puzzle and Dragons

Puzzle and Dragons Rita Repulsa

Rita Repulsa in Puzzle and Dragons

As part of the collaboration by Hasbro in a limited game event, Rita Repulsa was an unlockable character in Puzzle and Dragons.

Abilities

  • 9 Turns ( 9 Turns at Lv.1 ),This card can be used as assist.

Leader Skill

  • Fire attribute cards HP x1.5, ATK x1.5, RCV x1.5. Increases time limit of orb movement by 5 seconds.
  • While your HP is 50% or above, a single hit that normally kills you will instead leave you with 1 HP. For the consecutive hits, this skill will only affect the first hit.

Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid

Rita Repulsa appears in the board game Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid as an opponent. She is classified as a Boss.

Power Rangers Deck-Building Game

Rita Repulsa appears as a playable character in the Power Rangers Deck-Building Game.

See Also

References

Footnotes


Power nav icon Power Rangers Mystic Force Icon-magiranger
Rangers
Nick Russell - Chip Thorn - Madison Rocca - Vida Rocca - Xander Bly - Daggeron - Udonna - Leanbow
Gear
Mystic Morphers - Snow Staff - Solar Cell Morpher - Wolf Morpher - Fierce Dragon Morpher - Magi Staffs - Mystic Force Fighters - Laser Lamp - Mystic Muscles - Mystic Legend Armor - Mystic Lion Staff - Red Dragon Fire Ranger - Ancient Mystic Mode - Knight Saber - Wolf Shield - Xenotome - Mystic Racers - Mystic Speeder - Mystic Carpet
Allies
Clare - Toby Slambrook - Phineas - Jenji - Leelee Pimvare - Fire Heart - Tribunal of Magic - Snow Prince - Mystic Mother
Zords and Megazords
Mystic Phoenix - Mystic Garuda - Mystic Mermaid - Mystic Sprite - Mystic Minotaur - Solar Streak - Catastros - Mystic Firebird - Mystic Lion - Brightstar
Mystic Titans: Dragon Formation - Titan Megazord - Centaurus Wolf Megazord - Centaurus Phoenix Megazord - Solar Streak Megazord - Manticore Megazord - Phoenix Unizord
Morlocks
The Master
Morticon - Necrolai - Koragg, The Knight Wolf - Imperious - Hidiacs - Styxoids
Ten Terrors: Sculpin - Magma - Oculous - Serpentina - Megahorn - Hekatoid - Gekkor - Matoombo - Itassis - Black Lance
Monsters
Dark Troll - Mucor - Hydra Worm - Clawbster - Rock Troll - Taxi Cab Monster - Giant Spider - Flytrap - Boney - Skullington - Gargoyle of the Gates - Jester the Pester - Behemoth - Gnatu - Spydex - Screamer - Barbarian Beasts (Warmax - Shrieker - 50 Below - Fightoe) - Ursus - Chimera
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