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"Yes. Heh heh heh heh heh! Yes!!! Ah ha ha ha ha ha!"
―The Vampirus’ first words when gaining sentence as the Ninjazords fought Rito Revolto.[src]

"Yeh hee hee hee! Eh hee hee hee! Hee hee! Yes my lord. Annihilate the temple of ninja powers. I hear you and I obey!"
―The Vampirus after hatching outside of the Temple of Power.[src]

"I call forth Ninjor, keeper of the Temple of ninja power!!! We’ll see who’s worthy after I destroy this temple and you along with it! No army. Just evil friends!"
―The Vampirus when confronted by Ninjor.[src]

"What now, Ninjor?!"
―The Vampirus upon being enlarged by Rita and Zedd.[src]

"Now what?! Nyeh-nyeh-no! You- Alright then!"
―The Vampirus when confronted by Ninjor Battle Mode.[src]

"Whoa! Whoa-heeeeeeeeey!!"
―The Vampirus’ final words before his destruction[src]

The Vampirus was a vampire bat monster who served as the final antagonist of the four-part episode "Ninja Quest".

History

The Vampirus' egg is amongst the Tenga Warrior eggs brought to the Moon by Rito Revolto as a late wedding gift to Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd. When Rito reveals that the Vampirus is who he brought, Finster is disgusted.  Though the Tenga Warrior eggs soon hatch, the Vampirus requires longer so he is brought to the Desert of Despair outside the Temple of Power and planted there. Vampirus finally hatches after the Ninja Megazord defeats Rito and told by Zedd to destroy Ninjor and the Temple of Power to strip the Power Rangers of thier new powers. Once he gets there however, Ninjor ambushes him so Vampirus has Rita and Zedd enlarge him as Ninjor does the same. After being fooled by Ninjor vanishing in gusts of smoke, the Vampirus traps him in another dimension and wipes him out. Despite this, Ninjor turns into Ninjor Battle Mode after realizing that his defeat will allow Lord Zedd to win and charges at the shocked monster. The Power Rangers, alerted to the incident by Zordon, arrive and form the Ninja MegaFalconzord. Ninjor then hits him with a fireball before the Ninja MegaFalconzord destroys Vampirus with the Power Punch. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Ninja Quest

Finster later recreates the Vampirus alongside Artistmole as the muscle in a divide and conquer attack devised by Rita and Zedd. They are not destroyed and retreat after the scheme fails. Tvicon.png TV STORY-A Different Shade of Pink

The Vampirus is among the monsters that attend Master Vile's End of the World Party. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Master Vile and the Metallic Armor

A year later, the Vampirus is seen as an audience member in Prince Gasket's Machine Arena when Tommy forces Jason to fight Altor. Tvicon.png TV STORY-King for a Day

Two years later, the Vampirus is amongst the monsters seen in Rita and Zedd's army during Dark Specter's invasion of the universe. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Countdown to Destruction

Personality

The Vampirus was a quick-to-anger monster completely loyal to Rita and Zedd.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Durability: The Vampirus was able to survive multiple slashes from Ninjor’s lance and his energy ball blast.
  • Energy Absorption: The Vampirus was able to absorb the energy from Rita and Zedd’s lightning to make himself grow.
  • Dimension Trapping: The Vampirus was able to trap Ninjor inside a red dimension by crossing his hands.

Abilities

to be added

Weaknesses

  • Damage: The Vampirus was forced out of his own dimension after being hurt by Ninjor Battle Mode.

Arsenal

  • Claws: The Vampirus' fingers had razor sharp claws.
  • Katana: The Vampirus used a katana to fight Ninjor Battle Mode but was quickly defeated.

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

Design

  • Vampirus's design was based on the Baku; a tapir-like Yokai known for eating dreams.

Etymology

  • Vampirus’s name is taken from "vampiress", a word for female vampires.

Notes

to be added

Appearances

See Also

References

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