|This article is about a/an villain in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.|
Rito Revolto was the absent-minded brother of Rita Repulsa who 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) and the titular central antagonist of the episode “Wizard for a Day”.
Rito Revolto was born to Master Vile and an unknown mother as the younger brother of space witch Rita Repulsa. Once, Rita wanted a pet so Vile got her a fire breathing dragon although she wanted her own planet. According to Rito, as revenge, Rita used the dragon to burn the house down to make a point.
Arriving on the moon a year after Rita's wedding to Lord Zedd, Rito brings some Tenga Warriors in egg form as well as a Vampirus egg to the Moon and buries them. He then enters the Moon Palace via fireball and Zedd has Goldar restrain and destroy Rito but Rita recognizes him and he is allowed to live. After being grilled for what the eggs are, with Rito refusing to answer because it is a surprise, he offers to kill the Power Rangers which Zedd scoffs at but Rita has the idea to use him as bait for an army of monsters to destroy the Thunderzords. Rito later comes to Earth with the Fighting Flea, the Lizzinator, the Octophantom and the Stag Beetle who hide whilst Rito has a rest. When the Rangers arrive, Rita and Zedd enlarge Rito who tries and fails to trample the Rangers underfoot but they dodge and summon the Thunder Megazord and White Tigerzord. Though Rito is swiftly beaten down, the monsters are enlarged and thier combined power is too much for the Zords; causing a massive power surge in the Command Center and destroying the Thunderzords.
With the Thunderzords gone and the Power Coins unusable due to damage, the villains celebrate with Rito eventually revealing the Tengas after being threatened with death. However, after Zedd's attempt to stop the Rangers from reaching the Temple of Power in the Desert of Despair with the Tenga Warriors fails, Zedd sends down Rito to destroy Angel Grove before they can return and enlarge him. However, before he can do any substantial damage, the Ninjazords arrive much to Rito's shock. They quickly overpower him; The Blue Wolf Ninjazord hitting him with its tail, the Yellow Bear Ninjazord causing earthquakes strong enough to knock him down, the Black Frog Ninjazord hitting him with its fire breath. and the Pink Crane Ninjazord disarming him with its lasers. Taking the initiative, the Red Ape Ninjazord takes him down with its swords before combining them into a lance and sending Rito flying with a stab to the face. However, Rito summons a flamethrower which he uses to blast the Ape Ninjazord before blocking energy lasers from the Crane and White Ninja Falconzord. The Rangers form the Ninja Megazord which Rito is confident against because it is just one enemy but it shrugs off his blasts and uses the Power Punch to first smash the flamethrower and then send Rito flying. They then combine with the Ninja MegaFalconzord so Rito uses his flamethrower tank as a jetpack but is swing kicked out of the air before the Ninja MegaFalconzord dive-bombs him and finishes him off with the Power Punch. Rito falls down and recovers but his soul starts ripping itself out of his body so he slips to the ground and explodes. However, Rito survives and returns to the Moon Palace where he is chastised and the plans turn to destroying the Temple of Power with the Vampirus but he is soon destroyed. Despite his plan failing, Rito decides to remain with the Evil Space Aliens as extra muscle; becoming the fighting partner of Goldar similarly to Scorpina.
Finster builds a device that allows him to see inside the Rangers’ dreams and happens to find that Kimberly has dreamt up the Artistmole) so Rita and Zedd tell him to make the monster real. However, he needs help to get her into a suitable position so Rito and the Tengas are ordered to help. They arrive after the Tengas capture her and Rito even manages to knock her Communicator off before they leave and recreate the Artistmole but is destroyed anyway.
Rita is paired up with Squatt and Baboo to steal Adam's special magical lantern for Zedd with the help of the Tenga Warriors. Though they manage to steal all of the lanterns at Ko’s house, Rito unwittingly tosses Adam's lantern towards Bulk and Skull when the two decide to search through the lanterns manually. Rita then tries to salvage Rito, Baboo and Squatt's mission by using an anonymous lantern to create Lanterra but he is destroyed.
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. Marvo manages to turn five of the Rangers into chemical beakers with only Rocky remaining. Rito gets the Rangers in a beaker holder but Rocky takes it so he and Marvo advance on Rocky but he manages to escape back to the Command Center . After the Rangers are restored and confront Marvo, Rita and Zedd mock Rito who decides to enlarge his monster. Once Marvo ceases to exist, his "minions" reclaim thier positions shortly thereafter and Rito is demoted back to general despite his repeated begging before being forced to clean Finster’s lab as punishment.
Rito plays American football with Lord Zedd as Rocky prepares for a game but he accidentally throws it into a centipede monster which creates the Centiback monster. Rito challenges him to a game but fails to catch the football and becomes a football when it hits him the chest only to be restored by Rita although not until after some humiliation.
Goldar accidentally learns that 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 genuinely love his sister.
Rita orders Rito, Baboo and Squatt to steal an urn containing the Face Stealer from the Angel Grove Museum so she can free him. The trio succeed in their mission but the Face Stealer is later re-sealed by the Ninja Ultrazord.
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.
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.
Goldar and Rito are given a map of the Command Center's basement 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 blown apart.
Rito and Goldar lose the Zeo Crystal and suffer severe memory loss as a result of being close to the explosion. Searching for their identities, Rito and Goldar meet Bulk and Skull, asking them for help; they acted as their servants in return for a place to stay.
Having a dream, Rito is contacted by his sister, who restores his memory along with Goldar's. Rejoining his sister, Rito helps them in their quest to destroy the Machine Empire.
Rito is last seen taking off with Rita and Zedd for a vacation before returning to work on destroying the Zeo Rangers.
Video game appearances
Power Rangers Legacy Wars
Rito Revolto is among the Rangers who feature in Power Rangers Legacy Wars.
Rito Revolto was lacking in intelligence and one of the most maniacal generals in the Evil Space Aliens group, usually ruining Rita and Zedd's plans. He was very serious and cunning when battling and was Master Vile's favorite child.
- Master Vile - Father
- Lady Fienna - Mother-in-Law
- Rita Repulsa - Sister
- Lord Zedd - Brother-in-Law
- Thrax - Nephew
|Master Vile ♂||∞||Lady Fienna ♀|
|Rito ♂||Rita ♀||∞|
Powers and Abilities
- 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.
- 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.
- Skilled Fighter: Rito was able to match and even overwhelm the Thunder Megazord and White Tigerzord in battle with ease.
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- 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.
- Jet-pack: 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 could 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
- In addition to being based upon a human 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 is to hear a distinct ringing noise in their ear.
- His name is a pun on the word "revolting".
- 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.