|This article is about a/an villain in the Power Rangers comic sub-franchise by Boom! Studios.|
- For the original TV version of this character, see Rita Repulsa.
Rita Repulsa was an evil witch from space who threatened the Earth.
Rita Repulsa appeared to Tommy Oliver and tried to sway him back to her side by saying she is trying to change the world and gave him great gift: the power to shape the world. She had noticed that the teleports he traveled on are the places his family had moved to and followed the trail. Tommy refuses to be involved and wants to be left alone. Rita thinks this is pathetic as he is wasting his talents and simply wanted to give Tommy a "push" to truly live up to his potential. She speaks of a great warrior whom she shaped into a mighty conqueror who "brought peace" to the Toki system during her war with Zordon: Drakkon. Adding to her case is the fact that if he was a great Ranger, Zordon did not choose Tommy but chose the others instead. She believes that the reason the world is messed up is because it is divided by multiple leaders and champions such as the Power Rangers, it needs but one leader to bring order. Tommy seems more interested, asking her to tell her more about Drakkon and even thinking about adopting that name. Rita agrees to show him more and they teleport away. Jason and Zack teleport and just miss Tommy, worried as they have to find him before Rita does.
After the fall of the Command Center and Tommy's transformation into Lord Drakkon, she notices something is wrong with him. He tells her that he realizes that Zordon recruited the Rangers not only for their hope and inspiration, but also for their naivety and controllability. He believes that children will eventually realize their parents are holding them back and seek to cut loose from them. To that end, Drakkon stabs Rita in the chest with the Dragon Dagger, killing her while vowing to continue her work.
- Unlike the main timeline Rita from the comics or TV series, this version made a fatal mistake. She coaxed Tommy back into her ranks after he broke free of her spell; he ultimately became a more evil and competent villain than she, slaying her after the fall of the Rangers.
- The Rita of the main timeline was able to interpret the intentions of those who served under her and was quick to eliminate or punish those with intentions of usurping her authority, with one example being slaying Montaur after she realized he has ambitions of grandeur that would eventually make him betray her. Thus, this alternate incarnation was too trusting of her subordinates and paid the ultimate price for it.