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"I thought I'd never find this place. Now, to dig up a nice little spot to meet these babies."
―Rito Revolto's first words upon arriving on the Moon with the Tenga eggs.[src]

"So, the Power Dweebs? Nice ta meetcha!"
―Rito when confronting the Power Rangers for the first time.[src]

"Whoa! Whoa! Hey! I love this part! Not bad for a bag of bones. Now, wattaya say? Ya wanna dance?"
―Rito when growing for the first time.[src]

"Oh, it's Zedd! I got it, Ed. Oop, I did it again, sorry."
―The beginning of Rito Revolto's recurring gag.[src]

Rito Revolto was the absent-minded brother of Rita Repulsa, son of Master Vile, brother-in-law of Lord Zedd, and uncle of Thrax. He served as the quaternary antagonist of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Season 3, serving as the central antagonist of Ninja Quest" (directly serving as the main antagonist of parts I and IV),

Character History

Past

Rito knows how picky Rita can be about gifts given to her: their parents have her a fire-breathing dragon, but she actually wanted a cute little planet. Humorously (at least from Rito's point of view), Rita used the dragon to burn the house down to make a point. This may have lead to his skeletal appearance.

Season 3

Arriving on the moon shortly after Rita's wedding to Lord Zedd, Rito leads an army of monsters in destroying the Rangers' Thunderzords. It was Rito that provides the Tenga Warriors that become be the standard grunt unit used by Lord Zedd throughout the following season. Whilst he in't intelligent and is often considered an irritation, he had power roughly equal to, if not greater than Goldar's and is a force to be reckoned with in battle. He is equipped with a sword made of bones and a flamethrower. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Ninja Quest

Goldar accidentally learns Rita tricked Zedd into marrying him via a love potion through Rita, causing Goldar to undo the love potion used on his master; to Rito's surprise, Zedd has actually grown to genienly love his sister. Tvicon.png TV STORY-The Potion Notion

Rita is paired up with Squatt and Baboo to steal Adam's special magical lantern for Zedd. The mission is a failure because Rito unwittingly tosses Adam's lantern towards ppBulk and Skull]] and orders Baboo and Squatt to take the other lanterns with them. This earns the trio Zedd's fury because they have taken the wrong lanterns instead of the one he ordered them to get. Rita then tries to salvage Rito, Baboo and Squatt's mission by using an anonymous lantern to create Lanterra but he is destroyed anyway.

Rito suggests that he switch places with Zedd and Rita like how Rocky is switching places with an Angel Grove High teacher at the time named Mr. Wilton. Rita is against it but Zedd decides the idea is humorous as it will teach Rito a lesson when he fails. He attempts to have Finster make a monster for him but he refuses since he works for Rita and Zedd. Instead, Rito goes to Earth with the Z Staff, hoping to turn the Power Rangers into monsters to serve him. However, he ends up creating Marvo the Meanie instead out of Rocky's teacher who is eventually returned to normal anyway and his "minions" reclaim thier positions shortly thereafter. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Wizard for a Day

Rita orders Rito, Baboo and Squatt to steal an urn containing Face Stealer from the Angel Grove Museum so she can free him. The trio succeed in their mission but the Face Stealer is re-sealed by the Ninja Ultrazord. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Final Face-Off

Rita manages to plant the Orb of Doom at the correct coordinates outside of Angel Grove, allowing Master Vile to turn back time and render the Power Rangers as powerless children. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Rangers in Reverse

When Billy creates a machine that can return himself and the other Ranger Kids to their normal ages, Zedd instructs Rito and Goldar to summon him when all six kids are together so he and Rita can destroy their Ninja Power Coins. Rito suggests to Goldar that they grab the coins when they're all together, a plan which actually works, allowing Zedd and Rita to destroy the coins but only after Billy returns to his normal age. THe device becomes Slotsky but is destroyed by the Battle Borgs. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Climb Every Fountain


Rita and Zedd assign Goldar and Rito the mission of planting a bomb under and inside of the Command Center but it is defused by Alpha 5. Tvicon.png TV STORY-The Alien Trap

Goldar and Rito are given a map of the Command Center's basement (that Zedd has found) and enter the Center through an underground labyrinth of tunnels that the rule of Power Coins do not apply to. The duo succeed in stealing the Zeo Crystal (although they don't escape with it) before the bomb goes off and the Command Center is obliterated. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Hogday Afternoon

Power Rangers Zeo

Rito and Goldar seem to suffer memory loss as a result of being close to the explosion. Searching for their identities, RIto and Goldar met Bulk and Skull, asking them for help; they acted as their servants in return for a place to stay. Having a dream, Rito was contacted by his sister, who restored his memory along with Goldar's. Rejoining his sister, Rito helped them in their quest to destroy the Machine Empire. He was last seen taking off with Rita and Zedd for a vacation before returning to work on destroying the Zeo Rangers.

Rito isn't seen during Dark Specter's United Alliance of Evil]] Conference on the Cimmerian Planet so his current whereabouts are unknown. Tvicon.png TV STORY-From Out of Nowhere

Rito isn't with Rita and Zedd in the Vica Galaxy when their forces are struck by Zordon's Energy Wave although it is still very likely that he was there. Given his goofy and not serious nature, it is likely that he was spared and possibly granted humanity but he has never been seen since. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Countdown to Destruction

Power Rangers Legacy Wars

Rito Revolto as seen in Power Rangers Legacy Wars.

Rito Revolto is among the Rangers who feature in Power Rangers Legacy Wars.

Personality

Rito Revolto was one of the dumbest yet most maniacal generals in the Evil Space Aliens group, usually ruining Rita and Zedd's plans. Surprisingly, though, he was very serious and cunning when battling and was, compared to Rita, Master Vile's favorite child.

Family

  • Master Vile - Father
  • Lady Fienna - Mother
  • Rita Repulsa - Sister
  • Lord Zedd - Brother-in-Law
  • Thrax - Nephew

Family Tree

Daimaou & Master Ville.jpgMaster Vile LadyFienna.jpgLady Fienna
 
MMPR Rito.jpgRito   Rita Repulsa.jpgRita Lord Zedd.jpg
Zedd
 
  OO Thrax.jpgThrax

Powers and Abilities

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Powers

  • Strength: Rito was amongst the strongest enemies in the franchise, taking down all five Rangers easily in their first battle and destroying the Thunder Megazord and White Tigerzord like a breeze.
  • Durability: Rito survived both the Ninja MegaFalconzord and Ninja Megazord Power Punches without a scratch on him.
  • Transport Ball: Rito arrived on the moon in a large red-orange ball of fire. It is clear that he himself created this and not Vile since he says he "never thought he'd find (the moon)" which implies that he made more than one stop along the way.
  • Reversal Beam: Rito can fire a dark red-black beam from his left hand that can reverse attacks and make them return back into the Zord, as seen when he did this with the Tigerzord's final White Tiger Thunderbolt.

Abilities

  • Skilled Fighter: Despite being a complete idiot, Rito was able to match and even overwhelm the Thunder Megazord and White Tigerzord in battle with ease.

Weaknesses

to be added

Arsenal

Rito's Sword

  • Bone Sword: Rito Revolto's main weapon was a giant sword made of bones intersected with each other.
    • Lightning Ball Blast: Rito's most powerful attack where he aimed his swordtip into the air to make red lightning strike it and then aimed it forth to fire a devastating barrage of red energy balls. A single use took down both the Thunder Megazord and White Tigerzord with a single blast and a second caused their destruction since it was responsible for the fatal power surge.
  • Flamethrower Cannon: Rito's secondary weapon was a large camo "flamethrower" cannon which could fire massive bolts of red electricity from the tip. Both times it was used, it was destroyed by the Ninja Megazord's Power Punch.
    • Jetpack: The fuel tank for Rito's flamethrower doubled as a jetpack which allowed him to fly.
  • Z-Staff and Rita’s Wand: In the episode "Wizard for a Day", due to Rito and his bosses having a falling out, they decided to be the stupid secondary antagonists and he took their weapons for his own. However, they reclaimed them by the end of the episode.
    • Monster Creation: Like Zedd, Rito can effortlessly create his own monster, using nothing but lightning from the magic staff as seen when he turned Mr. Wilton into Marvo the Meanie.
    • Monster Growth: Rito could cross Zedd's staff with Rita's wand to fire blue lightning and grow the monster of the day.

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

  • Rito was portrayed by Danny Wayne Stallcup while he was voiced by the late Bob Papenbrook.
    • A lot of future monsters would be given Rito's exact voice including (but not limited) to Centiback, Punch-A-Bunch, Borax, Torch TigerBell Org, and Spikey. The only discernable difference is any effects that the editors decide to place over their voices although Torch Tiger and Spikey have literally the same voice with not even an echo effect to differentiate them.

Design

  • On top of being based upon a generic skeleton, Rito was based upon the Gashadokuro from Japanese mythology. They are giant Yokai created from the skeletons of those who starved to death gathering to form into a skeletal specter. They sneak up on people and devour them, after becoming large. The only way a human can protect themselves from one, before it is too late, is to hear a distinct ringing noise in their ear.
  • Rito was originally going to be purified by Zordon's Z Wave in "Countdown to Destruction", but his costume was too damaged to be used, though it is likely he was either purified like his sister, or destroyed. and is why he does not appear again post "Good as Gold."

Etymology

  • Like Rita, his name was a pun on repulsive.

Notes

  • Rito's counterpart was killed by the Ninja Megazord but this was changed for Power Rangers as they wanted to keep him around as comic relief but also introduce the Ninja Megazord early on for the Katherine Hillard plot-line to make sense with the Zord switch-up partway through the season.
  • Rito was the second antagonist to destroy the Rangers' Zords, that being the Thunderzords. Zedd was the first, destroying the Dinozords, minus the Dargonzord.
  • Though unlike Zedd, as the Dinozords became the Thunderzords, when Rito destroyed them, the Thunderzords never became the Ninjazords.

Appearances

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See Also

References

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