|This article is about a/an villain in Power Rangers Beast Morphers.|
- "It's a deal. So, we're partners again, eh, Scrozzle?"
- ―Vargoyle to Evox after agreeing to work with him, Scrozzle, Blaze, and Roxy before he teleports Earth to steal some Morph-X.[src]
- "I...I don’t believe it."
- ―Vargoyle's final words before his original death.[src]
- "Ah! Noooooo!"
- ―Vargoyle's final words before his permanent death.[src]
Vargoyle was one of Scrozzle's earliest inventions. The two discovered the Fury Cells wherein Vargoyle used them on himself. The Fury Cells made Vargoyle powerful beyond measure, but also made him evil as Vargoyle turned against Scrozzle, who managed to flee with the last four Fury Cells.
Vargoyle is first alluded to by Scrozzle while explaining to Blaze and Roxy his reasons for coming to the Cyber Dimension. Scrozzle further explains that he created the Tronics to protect him from Vargoyle.
Eventually, shortly after the death of Burnertron, Vargoyle final locates Scrozzle in the Cyber Dimension and confronts him. He is furious to learn that the last four Fury Cells have been lost and when Scrozzle blames Blaze and Roxy, Vargoyle attacks the two avatars. Evox appears and stops the fight. After Scrozzle explains Vargoyle's backstory, Evox asks Vargoyle to work for him, offering to reward him with the Beast powers upgrade Scrozzle has recently developed. Vargoyle agrees to the deal, making Blaze and Roxy feel betrayed, having the upgrade originally promised to one of them taken away. Vargoyle teleports to Earth and raids a Morph X warehouse where Devon, Ravi, Zoey, and Steel show up to stop him. Vargoyle, who is disguised in a black cloak, pretends to be weaker than he really is, lulling the Rangers into a false sense of security. When Scrozzle launches a Gigadrone, Devon, Ravi, and Zoey leave to deal with it, leaving Steel to deal with Vargoyle. Once alone with the Silver Ranger, Vargoyle pulls off his cloak and unleashes his full power on Steel. In a thoroughly one-sided battle, Vargoyle overpowers Steel, causing him to de-morph. Nate (having been working on Smash before this) intervenes just in time, knocking Vargoyle to the ground with a massive double kick and the robot retreats with the Morph-X he'd stolen. Back in the Cyber Dimension, Evox is so pleased that Vargoyle has collected so much Morph-X that he rewards Vargoyle with the Beast powers upgrade. Vargoyle thanks Evox and vows to use his new powers to destroy Evox's enemies. Outraged at being denied the upgrade, Blaze and Roxy decide to team up to get rid of Vargoyle.
Vargoyle battles all five Rangers in the Channel 10 TV station's parking lot. Vargoyle's new Beast powers gave him a tremendous advantage in the fight, and he easily overpowers the Rangers. However, the upgrade runs out of Morph-X which forces him to retreat to avoid the Beast-X Blasts and Striker Beast Blasts. Back in the Cyber Dimension, as Vargoyle finishes telling Evox his plan to get him the Morph-X he needs to return to Earth, Blaze and Roxy walk in, ready to show Evox their designs for a Memory Pulsator only for Vargoyle to reveal that he has already built their device with Scrozzle's help. Incensed, Blaze accuses Scrozzle of sharing their plans with Vargoyle, something which Scrozzle tries to deny but Vargoyle confirms. Before the argument can escalate, Evox interrupts and says that if Vargoyle is clever enough to steal Blaze and Roxy's plan, then he is smart enough to execute that plan. Vargoyle creates and sends Shockatron to Earth at the same time Scrozzle deploys Shockadrone as part of Vargoyle's plan to distract the Rangers while he puts the Memory Pulsator in place. Although the Rangers destroy both Shockatron and Shockadrone, Vargoyle succeeds in planting the Memory Pulsator on the Channel 10 TV station's transmitter tower.
Vargoyle uses Scrozzle's Robotron-Maker to activate the Pulsator which rewrites the memories of everyone in Coral Harbor, including the human Rangers, thus causing them to forget about Evox's previous attacks and believe that Blaze and Roxy are the actual Red and Yellow Grid Battleforce Rangers. Steel, however due to being half-human and half-machine, is not affected and he manages to convince Devon to come to Grid Battleforce with him by promising to show him the Battle Simulator. Vargoyle confronts the two outside Grid Battleforce and when he discovers that Steel's memories are still intact, he goes on a rant about Scrozzle's incompetence and in the process, accidentally reveals the location of the Memory Pulsator. Vargoyle and Steel fight once again, with the evil robot easily overwhelming the good robot. So Devon joins in the fight but without his memories of being a Ranger, he too finds himself outmatched. However, when Vargoyle knocks Steel's "pet" potted plant out of his hand, Devon instinctively uses his Cheetah speed to catch it. Now realizing that he is in fact, a Power Ranger, Devon runs off to retrieve his and Steel's Morphers which have been confiscated by Ben and Betty earlier. Enraged, Vargoyle destroys Steel's plant and tosses Steel into a dumpster before warning him to stay out of his way and leaving.
Devon and Steel later arrive at the base of the transmitter tower, where they discover that not only is the Memory Pulsator protected by an energy shield that deflects blaster bolts, but the tower itself has been rigged to electrocute anyone who tries to climb it. Steel volunteers to climb the tower, believing he'll have a better chance of making it due to being a robot. Devon goes to shut off the electricity but finds Vargoyle waiting for him. Having been taught by Steel how to morph, Devon morphs into the Red Ranger so Vargoyle, whose Beast Power upgrade has once again started running low on Morph X, calls for Scrozzle to send him more Morph X. However, Blaze and Roxy stop Scrozzle from doing so and they all agree to get rid of Vargoyle this way.
Though outraged, Vargoyle still has enough Morph X to use the cheetah speed so he and Devon fight in the hallway, both using their super speeds. At first, Vargoyle, being the more experienced fighter, knocks Devon down repeatedly but Steel makes it to the top of the tower and destroys the Memory Pulsator, restoring everyone's memories. With his memories restored, Devon now holds his own against Vargoyle and as the evil robot charges at him one final time, Devon summons the Beast-X Cannon by using his super speed to do this in time. With no time for Vargoyle to dodge, the Beast-X Cannon Blast rips right through his chest, which makes the robot fall to his knees and explode.
Despite Vargoyle's death, Evox is unconcerned since Blaze and Roxy have succeeded in stealing three Mega Transporters from Grid Battleforce as well as sabotaging the real Roxy's stasis pod. This begins Evox's endgame.
When Ryjack teleports to the Crystal Dimension and forms an alliance with Evox, he demonstrates his Reanimizer by using it on Vargoyle's blaster to revive him in a new golden body. Vargoyle attempts to remove the Compliance Collar (which has appeared on him once reanimated), but it restrains him from breaking free, allowing him to be directly controlled by Ryjack. At a Morph-X tower, Ryjack and Vargoyle collect Morph-X for Evox until the Rangers show up and they are surprised that Vargoyle is back. Ryjack introduces himself and shows them that he has complete control over Vargoyle, which he demonstrates by ordering him to complete 20 push-ups before getting into a fight with the Rangers. After the fight is over, Ryjack commands his minion to say goodbye to his enemies.
The two teleport back to the Crystal Dimension and inform Evox about their success. Vargoyle is then sent alone to destroy the Rangers with the help of some Tronics. He is faced by Devon and Captain Chaku and the former manages to destroy the Compliance Collar with an energized slash from his Beast-X Saber. Once he comes to his sense, Vargoyle tries to escape but lacks the Morph-X he needs to teleport due to Scrozzle needing to ration the Morph-X since they are running out, so he steals a motorbike and drives away. However, Chaku's Galactic Interceptor easily outmatches him and knocks him off of his ride. He then attacks Chaku personally and manages to gain the upper hand on him and Devon until Chaku dodges multiple blasts and uses his Enforcer Laser. Now helpless and alone, Vargoyle is destroyed once and for all by a combination of Devon's Beast-X Slash and Chaku's Enforcer Strike.
Vargoyle is briefly seen in a flashback via the Legendary Ranger Database alongside Ryjack whilst Ollie and Solon discover that the Compliance Collar used on Lord Zedd by Reaghoul has been used before.
Vargoyle was a vicious, arrogant, and ruthless robot who enjoyed lulling his enemies into a false sense of security before unleashing his full power on them. He had a short temper and was always looking to start fights, even with other villains. He was, however, respectful of extremely powerful villains such as Evox and was attracted to powerful objects such as the Fury Cells and Scrozzle's Beast powers upgrade and was crafty to the point of stealing the avatars' plan. He also found Steel to be fascinating for being a mechanical Ranger and was constantly in odds with him, to the point of antagonizing him and killing his potted plant pet out of spite.
Powers and Abilities
- Teleportation: Vargoyle could teleport around in a swirl of blue energy similar to the other villains but he does not require a teleporter like the others to do so.
- Beast Powers: After gaining the Data Chip upgrade, Vargoyle had access to all of the three core Ranger's Beast Powers which include:
- Cheetah Speed: Vargoyle was able to stream around fast enough to dodge shots from the Beast X Blaster and match Devon in his speed sprint.
- Wall Running: Vargoyle could scale the walls and stand on the ceilings of hallways using his super speed as shown when fighting Devon inside the TV station.
- Gorilla Strength: Vargoyle was strong enough to catch and throw back a wooden bench Ravi threw at him.
- Jackrabbit Jumping: Vargoyle could jump as high and as fast as Zoey.
- Cheetah Speed: Vargoyle was able to stream around fast enough to dodge shots from the Beast X Blaster and match Devon in his speed sprint.
- Summoning Weapons: Like Blaze and Roxy, Vargoyle could freely summon weapons such as his knife and pistol when necessary.
- Strength: Vargoyle was a highly strong robot, knocking the Blaze and Roxy avatars flat on their stomachs and being able to break the cables that the Rangers tied him up in. He was also able to knock Devon across the hallway without having to use his Gorilla Strength.
- Master Swordsman: Vargoyle is an amazingly proficient swordsman who was able to overwhelm Steel in battle.
- Communication: Vargoyle was shown to be able to communicate with Scrozzle.
- Morph-X Consumption: Vargoyle's Data Chip upgrade consumed a lot of Morph-X whenever he fights and required constant Morph-X infusions. During Vargoyle's final battle with Devon, Blaze and Roxy stopped Scrozzle from giving Vargoyle more Morph-X, ultimately leading to Vargoyle's destruction.
- Combat Knife: Vargoyle was armed with a large combat knife.
- Energy Deflection: Vargoyle could deflect energy attacks away from himself with his knife.
- Energy Empowerment: Vargoyle could slash at his enemies with red energy gathered at the tip of his knife.
- Laser Pistol: Vargoyle was also armed with a laser pistol that can fire blue laser blasts.
- Charge Blast: Vargoyle could charge up the barrel of his pistol with blue energy to presumably fire a large bullet of the same color. This would probably have destroyed Steel had Nate not intervened.
- Cloak: Vargoyle wore a black cloak to conceal his appearance while he was raiding a Morph X Warehouse.
- Data Chips: The Data Chip upgrade that required Morph-X to utilize the Beast Morphers Rangers' Beast Powers. He didn't have this upgrade in his golden body.
- Memory Pulsator: Vargoyle used a large device that rewrote the memories of everyone in Coral Harbor, except Steel, who is immune to its effects due to being part-human and part-machine.
- Robotron-Maker: Vargoyle briefly used Scrozzle's Robotron-Maker to activate his Memory Pulsator.
- Shockatron (only creation)
Powers and Abilities
- Teleportation: Vargoyle could teleport like before in a swirl of energy, but the color of the swirl is now gold.
- Strength: Vargoyle was much stronger in this form as two slashes from his new sword sent Devon flying.
- Durability: Vargoyle defended Ryjack against the Striker Beast Blast and both shots hit him in the center of his chest but he was completely unfazed.
- Master Swordsman: Vargoyle retained his excellent swordsmanship in his golden form, now being able to match Captain Chaku in a duel until Devon turned the tide.
- Agility: Vargoyle was a very agile robot, able to dodge or block many of Captain Chaku's attacks.
- Expert Biker: Vargoyle was an expert biker, temporarily matching Devon riding Cruise and Captain Chaku on his Galactic Interceptor.
- Morph-X Reliance: Vargoyle required Morph-X to teleport away which ultimately led to his demise.
- Vulnerability to Compliance Collar: After being revived, Vargoyle had a compliance collar where Ryjack was able to control him. The effect of the collar is so strong he doesn't even struggle to resist his new master's orders.
- Golden Knife: When revived, Vargoyle wielded a golden version of his combat knife.
- Golden Shotgun: When revived, Vargoyle also wielded a large golden shotgun with a chainsaw blade on the end that can fire red-orange or gold bullet-like laser blasts. One blast caused a massive explosion around Chaku and Devon, but didn't stop them.
Appearances: BM S2 Episodes 10
The Vargoyle Morph-X Key allows the user transform into Vargoyle form through the use of the Beast-X Morpher. This Morph-X Key is only exclusive by Hasbro toyline.
Behind the Scenes
- Vargoyle was voiced by Jamie Linehan who also voiced Steel and previously voiced Brax in Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel.
- He sounded almost exactly like Steel although with a gruffer and more evil voice akin to Wolvermean (also from Super Ninja Steel).
- Vargoyle was based upon a generic cyborg and then colored gold when resurrected.
- His name was a combination of vile and gargoyle.
- In Go-Busters, Vargoyle's counterpart was an ordinary monster of the week named Danganloid that existed only in Mission 10: A Reason to Fight. The same thing happened to his golden form's counterpart who appeared in just Mission 31 as a monster of the day.
- Additionally, both his gold and normal colored forms were too different monsters in Go-Busters but this was changed for Power Rangers both for consistency and to show off the Reaminizer.
- Although never made clear. it was likely that Unidentified Gigadrone 1 and Unidentified Gigadrone 3 were based on his data like his counterpart.
- Vargoyle is the first of Evox’s generals to be destroyed. He is the only Season 1 general of Evox's to return in Season 2 for a brief role as while Robo-Roxy and Robo-Blaze regain their supporting antagonist role for Season 2 alongside Scrozzle, Vargoyle is revived as a supporting antagonist in Intruder Alert! before being destroyed again.
- Ironically while he was built up to be a foil/rival to Steel, it was Devon Daniels to destroy him both times though this is most likely due to stock footage.
- Since all the suits were redone for Beast Morphers, since the Go-Busters costumes were destroyed by Toei when Go-Busters was not going to be adapted, Vargoyle's second and third eyes looked less sinister than Danganloid's.
- His face is similar to Slade/Deathstroke from DC Comics such as Teen Titans.
- Both have an eye on one side of the mask, although Slade/Deathstroke has one eye while Vargoyle has four eyes.
- Vargoyle also bears some resemblance to the Predator from the Predator Franchise, namely that they both have long dreadlock-like appendages attached to the back of the head.
- Danganloid - Super Sentai counterpart in Go-Busters. See comparison page. (original form)
- Danganloid 2 - Super Sentai counterpart in Go-Busters. See comparison page. (golden form)