|This article is about a/an villain in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.|
|"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 and before trying to stamp on the Rangers.[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 was also the partner to Goldar when fighting the Rangers in the third season, taking Scorpina's place. Though responsible for the successful destruction of the Thunderzords and the Rangers' Ninja Power coins, Rito never again pulled off a good idea to help his sister and brother-in-law.
Rito knew how picky Rita can be about gifts given to her: their parents gave 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.
Arriving on the moon shortly after Rita's wedding to Lord Zedd, Rito led an army of monsters in destroying the Rangers' Thunderzords. It was Rito that provided the Tenga warriors that would be the standard grunt unit used by Lord Zedd throughout the following season. Whilst he wasn't intelligent and was often considered an irritation, he had power roughly equal to, if not greater than Goldar's and was a force to be reckoned with in battle. He was equipped with a sword made of bones and a flamethrower.
He would often fight alongside Goldar, and his buffoonish character rubbed off onto Goldar, making them the evil equivalent to Bulk and Skull (even staying with them in Zeo). He would constantly call Zedd, "Ed", usually causing Zedd to lose his temper and yell at Rito. He always did as he was told, having it explained that thinking for himself is what lead to problems. He accidentally learned Rita tricked Zedd into marrying him, causing Goldar to undo the love potion used on his master; to Rito's surprise, Zedd actually loved his sister.
In "Wizard for a Day", Rito suggested that he switch places with Zedd and Rita like how Rocky was switching places with an Angel Grove High teacher at the time. Rita was against it, but Zedd decided the idea was humorous - it would teach Rito a lesson when he failed. He attempted to have Finster make a monster for him, but he refused since he worked for Rita and Zedd. Instead, Rito went to earth with Zedd's staff, hoping to turn the Power Rangers into monsters to serve him. However, he ended up creating Marvo the Meanie instead out of Rocky's teacher.
On occasions, Rito was paired with Baboo and Squatt for missions ordered by Lord Zedd. Their first attempt was to steal Adam's lantern in Passing the Lantern. The mission was a failure because Rito unwittingly tossed Adam's lantern towards Bulk and Skull and order Baboo and Squatt take the other lanterns with them. This earned the trio Zedd's fury because they took the wrong lanterns instead of the one he ordered them to get. Rita then tried to salvage Rito, Baboo and Squatt's mission by using an anonymous lantern to create Lanterra. The next mission involving the trio was in Final Face-Off. Rita ordered Rito, Baboo and Squatt to steal an urn containing Face Stealer so she can free him. The trio succeed in their mission.
Despite his stupidity, Rito had two other successful moments:
- He managed 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 Kids, ironically by guessing it.
- When Billy created the machine that would return himself and the other Ranger Kids to their normal ages, Zedd instructed Rito and Goldar to summon him when all six kids are together so he and Rita could destroy their Ninja Power Coins. Rito suggested to Goldar that they grab the coins when they're all together, a plan which actually worked, allowing Zedd and Rita to destroy the coins, but only after Billy Returned to his normal age.
After destroying the Command Center at the beginning of Zeo, Rito and Goldar seemed 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 Revolto's current whereabouts are unknown as he wasn't with Rita and Zedd in the Vica Galaxy when their forces were struck by Zordon's Energy Wave. Nevertheless, it is still possible that he was there. ("Countdown to Destruction").
Rito Revolto is one of the dumbest yet most maniacal generals in the Evil Space Aliens group, usually ruining Rita and Zedd's plans. Surprisingly, though, he is very serious and cunning when battling. Compared to Rita, he is his father, Master Vile's, favorite child.
Video game appearances
Power Rangers Legacy Wars
The Rito Revolto is among the Rangers who feature in Power Rangers Legacy Wars.
Powers and Abilities
- Strength: Rito is 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bone Sword: Rito Revolto's main weapon is a giant sword made of bones intersected with each other.
- Lightning Ball Blast: Rito's most powerful attack where he aims his swordtip into the air to make red lightning strike it and then aims 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 is a large camo flamethrower cannon which can 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 doubles as a jetpack which allows him to fly.
- Z-Staff and Rita’s Wand: In the episode "Wizard for a Day", due to him 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.
- Master Vile - Father
- Lady Fienna - Mother
- Rita Repulsa - Sister
- Lord Zedd - Brother-in-Law
- Thrax - Nephew
|Master Vile ♂||∞||Lady Fienna ♀|
|Rito ♂||Rita ♀||∞|
Behind the Scenes
- Rito is portrayed by Danny Wayne Stallcup while he is 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 Tiger, Bell 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.
- 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."
- Unlike his Sentai counterpart, who was cold and ruthless, he is more bumbling and moronic. The only trait they share is being the son of Master Vile/Daimaou. However, despite his comedic personality, when he gets to battle he proves to be incredibly strong, being stronger than the season two Zords even before the past monsters arrived to back him up, being the one to fire the blows that utterly destroyed them at the end of the battle, and withstanding multiple finishing moves, including the Ninja Megazord finisher that destroyed his Sentai counterpart (though not without taking some damage.)
- Like his sister, Rito's last name is a pun on something disgusting - "revolting".
- Why he and Rita have different surnames is never explained.
- Apparently in their culture, the name shared by siblings is the first name rather than the last, and people's name end with -o or -a depending on gender, like common nouns in several Romance languages.
- It was unknown at the time if Lady Fienna was also mother of Rito Revolto or his step-mother. In Go Go Power Rangers Issue 20 was revealed that Lady Fienna had only Rita with Master Vile, that means Rito is Fienna's step-son, and Master Vile fathered him either before or after marriage to Fienna, with an unknown woman.
- When paired with Baboo and Squatt, they and Rito are the Three Stooges of the PR verse.