Astronema
- Dark Specter's former princess of darkness (through 643-CTD2; evil alter ego of Karone
Astronema
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First Appearance: 601-FON1
Last Appearance: 733-FPst
Pictures: close-up (early PRiS) (shown at right), close-up (mid-PRiS), with armor, long shot, cyborg Astronema, close-up, cyborg Astronema, long shot

601-FON1

  • Astronema attended Dark Specter's assembly of villains on the Cimmerian Planet following Zordon's capture; she had brought along a team of Quantrons.
  • Insulted by Divatox and Elgar, Rita shot a red energy blast from her wand at Divatox's back but missed; Astronema, beyond, caught it in her hand and crinkled it up into purple electricity.
  • Astronema had slightly wavy, long, bright purple hair.
  • At all times unless otherwise noted, Astronema always wore a round locket around her neck; on the locket was her symbol, later found all over her weapons and the Dark Fortress; it consisted of a jagged M symbol over a diamond shape. (see "Recurring letters")
  • After Astronema had turned and walked off with an attitude, Divatox, surprised, asked Elgar who she was, and Elgar replied, "That's Astronema. They say she'll be the new queen of evil," but Divatox planned otherwise.
  • Walking by a Cog, Astronema sprinkled the purple energy specks from her hand intoxicatingly in front of the Cog's face.
  • Later seated at the banquet table before Dark Specter appeared, Astronema and the cloaked Andros exchanged curious glances; Astronema was fidgeting with her locket at the time.
  • Toasting to Dark Specter, Astronema drank a glass of lava juice along with the other villains.
  • When Divatox was insulted that the cloaked stranger hadn't drunk any lava juice during their toast to Dark Specter after his revelation that he was draining Zordon's powers, Machina asked the stranger who he was, at which point Astronema stood and dramatically announced that he was a spy.
  • As the cloaked Red Ranger ran across the table with his Spiral Saber after fending off Quantrons and General Havoc, Astronema shouted for someone, presumably her Quantrons to get him.
  • When Goldar ripped off the stranger's cloak and revealed him as the Red Space Ranger, all of the villains, including Astronema, were shocked, despite his use of the Spiral Saber while cloaked.
  • As Red Ranger leapt onto his Galaxy Glider and flew off, Astronema merely watched in silence as the wind from the Galaxy Glider blew her hair back.
  • Dark Specter growled that the spy knew his plans and had to be stopped, and after Divatox and Rita had bickered over which of them should go after him, Dark Specter silenced them and told Astronema that she would take the Dark Fortress to destroy the meddler; his emphasis of his selection of her implied that whoever he had chosen would have taken the Dark Fortress.
  • After looking at Divatox and Rita, Astronema vanished with her standard teleportation consisting of purple light with ripples in it; the Quantrons then teleported away as well.
  • Soon, two Velocifighters pursued Red Ranger but were shortly destroyed.
  • Soon after that, a large sphinx-shaped spacecraft fired on the Megaship; Andros knew just from the Megaship being under fire that Astronema was attacking.
  • When the Megaship began to fall into the atmosphere of a planet nearby due to the shutdown of its engines, Astronema, in the Dark Fortress, had whoever was in control of the sphinx ship, perhaps Ecliptor, hold his fire, amusedly remarking that that had been too easy.
  • After being told Astronema's ship (presumably the sphinx ship) had landed, Andros knew from DECA's announcement of Astronema's forces disembarking that this meant Quantrons.

    602-FON2

  • Red Ranger and the teens fought off the attacking Quantrons, and Red Ranger then demorphed into Andros to make some repairs to the Megaship's exterior.
  • Some time later, the four teens walked toward the shuttle after the Megaship had left, and they were then attacked by more Quantrons.
  • Once the Quantrons had restrained the teens, spark explosions in front of the four captives signaled Astronema's arrival on the surface of the planet; inspecting them while not wearing her later-introduced battle gear, Astronema fidgeted with her locket.
  • Astronema remarked, "So, this is what Power Rangers look like after they lose their powers. Mm, a sorry sight."; she then seemed surprised when T.J. didn't know who she was.
  • Astronema asked where the Red Ranger had gone, and when Cassie refused to tell her, Astronema walked away and casually told a Quantron to destroy them, having no use for them.
  • When a massive hole opened up in the sky above, Astronema cheerfully left, and powerful blue blasts of energy then shot at the Megaship from above as it swooped down over the teens and Quantrons from the hole in the sky.
  • After the Quantrons had retreated from the five Space Rangers, Andros knew this wasn't over, as he knew Astronema and said she wouldn't give up that easily; just then, two Velocifighters flew over them, lasers flying.
  • Once the Rangers had retreated to the Megaship, the sphinx ship flew away from the Dark Fortress to attack again.
  • When the Megaship, fired on by the sphinx ship, soon opened and released the Megashuttle, Astronema watched curiously on her viewscreen.
  • As soon as the Astro Megazord had been successfully formed, Astronema remarked with sarcasm, "That was impressive."
  • When the Megaship headed for Earth some time after the sphinx ship had been destroyed, Astronema ordered for them to follow the Megaship, laughing that they'd destroy the whole planet if they had to.

    603-SOSh

  • The same night as the Megaship entered Earth orbit, the Dark Fortress appeared elsewhere in orbit, where it would spend a great deal of its time.
  • When the Megashuttle soon flew from the Megaship to Earth, Astronema had been bored, propping herself on a control stand with her arm while watching the viewscreen; seeing the shuttle flying away, she got up and amusedly remarked that the Rangers were making a big mistake taking the shuttle to Earth.
  • In the aforementioned scene, Astronema wasn't wearing her locket, a definite rarity for her.
  • Elgar suddenly walked in, and when Astronema demanded to know what he was doing there, he replied, anything she wished, calling her his queen.
  • Astronema told the Quantrons to throw him off her Dark Fortress, but when Elgar said Dark Specter had said she needed him, she stopped them and growled in consternation with a smile on her face.
  • The next day, after Bulk and Skull had left the Surf Spot to find Professor Phenomenus, Carlos and T.J. knew their UFO description matched the Dark Fortress, at which point Andros stood up, whispering, "Astronema!"
  • When the teens were later purchasing the last of their needed equipment at Angel Grove Electronics in town, they were attacked outside by Quantrons.
  • Soon after the teens had morphed and ordered for the shuttle to be prepared for launch and NASADA evacuated, three Quantrons appeared near a guard booth for some reason.
  • Somewhere on NASADA premises near a giant satellite dish and the shuttle launch bay, Ecliptor confronted the Rangers.
  • Ecliptor planned to destroy both the Rangers and the shuttle; choking Red Ranger, Ecliptor said that nothing could stop him, not Red Ranger, and not his "Earth-grown Rangers."
  • While Ecliptor fought the Rangers, Astronema, again wearing her locket, ordered for the Astro Megazord Shuttle to be destroyed, and a light blue energy beam shot down from the bottom of the Dark Fortress, destroying large portions of NASADA.
  • Seeing the Rangers escaping the destruction in the shuttle, Astronema remarked that the Rangers were clever, but that she was more clever, then had the Satellasers locked on Ecliptor to enlarge him downtown.
  • Late in the day, perhaps nighttime, some time after Ecliptor's defeat by the Megazord, Astronema sat at a strategy table in her room; her hair was now straight, black, and medium-length, partially braided.
  • Behind Astronema's strategy table in her room was a wall of numerous weapons, including an archer's bow, a shortsword, two Wrath Staves (the type of staff she would often use later), and a curved boomerang.
  • Astronema mused that she had to work smarter, not harder - beat the Rangers at their own game; to that end, as she stroked a live turtle on a podium nearby, she had Elgar lock the Satellasers on the New York City sewers, impressing Elgar.
  • A purple beam from the Dark Fortress shot into the New York City sewers, pulling the five confused Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles up onto the street above.

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  • Arriving with Elgar and Quantrons, Astronema, holding her Wrath Staff, told the Ninja Turtles she'd brought them there, saying her name, and Venus then asked, "Astronema, the princess of evil?"
  • When Astronema told the Ninja Turtles they were going to destroy the Power Rangers, they were amused, thinking the Power Rangers were just pretend, from the comic books.
  • Purple energy bolts from Astronema's staff flowed into the Turtles' eyes, putting them under her spell.
  • The next day, Astronema sent Electrotramp, a monster with the black body of a Varox and the head of a robot police officer monster, to Angel Grove, where he began to drain the city's power from the power plant.
  • As the Rangers were being overwhelmed by the supercharged Electrotramp, the Ninja Turtles flew to the scene as green energy streaks just in time to deflect one of Electrotramp's energy spheres, then materialized in front of the Rangers.
  • After destroying the surprised monster, the Turtles had the Rangers take them aboard the Megaship and give them a tour, and soon afterward, they took control of the ship, lowering its defenses to allow Astronema, Quantrons, and Elgar to teleport in.
  • Arriving on the bridge, Astronema had her staff and wore new battle gear, featuring a gray piece of angular chest armor and her curved boomerang on her right hip; as usual, she still wore her locket.
  • Astronema was dreamily impressed with how clean everything was.
  • Daintily pushing Elgar aside, Astronema sat in a center seat on the bridge and had DECA set a course for the Tianta galaxy and switched all authority to herself.
  • Soon, with the Turtles and Elgar operating the Megaship's bridge, Dark Specter spoke from the bridge's viewscreen asking Astronema what she had to report; when she told him she'd captured all the Rangers and was bringing him their ship, which would transform into the mighty Astro Megazord for him to destroy the Rangers with, Dark Specter was pleased with how poetic he found the idea.
  • Leonardo pointed out they only had four Rangers before Astronema could silence him, and Dark Specter told her to bring the Rangers to her immediately.
  • With all the teens but Andros captured, Astronema told the Turtles to find the Red Ranger, or she'd throw them all into the nearest black hole.
  • Astronema was bored in a seat when an alarm rang and a monitor showed the teens fighting the Quantrons in the engine room; the Turtles rushed off to stop them, but the teens made it to the jump tubes and flew off in the Megashuttle.
  • Astronema had the Turtles fly the Megaship after the shuttle and told Don to lock weapons on the shuttle despite knowing that without the shuttle, there could be no Megazord.
  • When DECA warned that the glowing cloud ahead was a reverse-polarized magnetic field, Astronema panicked and had Don try to veer away, but the field ended up removing the spell from the Turtles' minds.
  • Initially worried, Astronema continued with her orders, telling Donatello to use the sensors to locate the shuttle and Venus to change their course, but the Turtles were no longer under her control.
  • Retreating, Astronema told DECA to self-destruct the Megaship, then vanished with her minions as Don and Mike lunged.
  • Astronema and Quantrons confronted the Rangers on a rocky planet as they were running from the landed shuttle.
  • During the Rangers' fight with the Quantrons, Astronema threw her boomerang, slashing Quantrons and Rangers alike before it returned to her hand.
  • Once the Turtles arrived and teamed up with the Rangers against the Quantrons, Astronema shoved a stumbling Quantron back into battle with annoyance.
  • After the Rangers and Turtles had made a huge pile of defeated Quantrons, Astronema told them that none of them had seen the last of her, then vanished.

    605-NvSS

  • Alone on the Megaship bridge, Andros looked around, then pulled out a round locket, of the same shape and size of Astronema's, and from which came a tiny reflective disc which he inserted into a player on the controls in front of him; it then played a video of the kidnapping of his sister Karone, secretly Astronema's childhood identity.
  • While Astronema slept on the red bed in her quarters, Ecliptor watched and laughed sinisterly to himself, "Sweet dreams," before going to KO-35 to ambush Andros on his search for Karone.
  • Chuckling with Elgar sleeping upright nearby, Ecliptor used the control panel in the main room to see Red Ranger on KO-35 calling for Karone; Ecliptor remarked, "So, you returned to your home planet. Sorry we had to destroy it!"

    606-SatS

  • Flying a Velocifighter, Elgar shot down a NASADA satellite he'd been looking for, making it crash onto the planet Kalderon; Astronema had him go after the satellite to make sure it was destroyed because of the information it had gathered.
  • Astronema now had long, curly, light blonde hair.
  • When Elgar was goofing off on Kalderon, Astronema shouted in a rumbling voice to him from the Dark Fortress, asking how he expected to find it while sitting around.
  • Astronema sent Velocifighters to attack the approaching Megaship while the search for the satellite continued.
  • Eventually, Elgar and the Quantrons encountered the teenson Kalderon and fought them; Elgar retreated when giant Clawhammer roared in the distance.
  • Nearby, Astronema threatened to feed Elgar to Clawhammer if he didn't find the satellite before the Rangers.
  • As the teens prepared to leave with the data discs, Astronema (with her battle gear and staff), Quantrons, and Elgar confronted them, with Andros staring them down before having them morph; this was the first time Astronema was shown seeing unmorphed Andros, whose hair looked just like her brother's in her picture of him in her locket (shown in 626-SOLk).
  • Once the teens had morphed, Astronema used her staff and kicks to personally fight the Rangers along with the Quantrons and Elgar.
  • When Cassie grappled Astronema from behind, knocking her locket off, Astronema was shocked to have lost it, then kicked Pink Ranger aside and remarked as she picked up the locket, "Nobody touches this!"; she then held it in her hand and looked around cautiously.
  • Quite angry with the Rangers, Astronema shot purple energy bolts from her staff, knocking four of the Rangers down and allowing Quantrons to capture them; when Red Ranger ran up, she knocked him out as well.
  • Astronema took the discs from Red Ranger's hand and had Elgar guard them with his life.
  • Astronema had Elgar tie up the Rangers; soon, the Rangers were chained together lying down in a circle on the ground, with Astronema intending to let Clawhammer, a giant monster on the planet, eat the Rangers rather than personally destroying them now.
  • Impressed, Elgar remarked that her plan was "ultra-evil," and she amusedly remarked that she'd outdone herself.
  • When Astronema realized back on the Dark Fortress after Clawhammer's destruction that Elgar had lost the discs, she grabbed Elgar and told him it was time to play with Scrudley; Quantrons covered their eyes as a screaming Elgar was locked into a cell nearby with a monster with two glowing red eyes.

    607-ARAT

  • Another day, Voltage Hog was on the Dark Fortress, addressing Astronema as the "dark princess of space" and telling her his name.
  • Astronema told Voltage Hog to go hog some voltage and then destroy the Rangers once he was fully-charged.
  • As Andros engaged in a second battle with Voltage Hog, Ecliptor attacked him, planning to finish Red Ranger once and for all this time, and soon, he said, Astronema would rule the Earth.
  • Some time after Voltage Hog's destruction, Astronema watched Bulk, Skull, and Professor Phenomenus on her viewscreen as the Professor examined a vial of explosive plutonium fuel of his own design.
  • Astronema noted that Voltage Hog had been a disaster but that she liked the Professor's "kaboom."

    608-WPCS

  • As the Professor told a crowd of reporters and onlookers in front of the skyscraper containing his laboratory, Astronema was in the crowd hiding her face behind a black coat, but her bright, big, decorated blonde hair was quite visible.
  • After a reporter had asked the Professor planned to protect the fuel from those who would use it for evil purposes, Astronema daydreamed about the city being engulfed in an atomic fireball.
  • Later, the Elephantitan monster began headbutting the base of the skyscraper in an attempt to knock it over and destroy the city; Astronema, with her battle gear and staff, was laughing from a bridge nearby when the Rangers ran up.
  • Astronema blasted the Rangers with a purple energy bolt from her staff and then vanished with the Quantrons.
  • Later, right after the Red and Yellow Rangers had used the Megatank to neutralize the plutonium, probably unbeknownst to Astronema, the Satellasers enlarged Elephantitan, and he was finally able to push the skyscraper over.

    610-Wasp

  • As the kind-hearted monster Waspicable watched a party Cassie was attending in the park, Ecliptor arrived with Quantrons to make him attack.
  • When Cassie was captured, Ecliptor ordered Waspicable to blast Pink Ranger, but he blasted a Quantron instead, making Ecliptor shove him aside and prepare to strike Cassie down himself.
  • Just then, Astronema, walking up with Sting King, had him stop, with Sting King saying the Pink Ranger was his, and Ecliptor backed off.
  • Astronema, with her staff and battle gear, now had long curly brown hair.
  • Sting King prepared to blast Cassie, but Waspicable jumped in the way of the blast; then, as the hail of lasers continued to buffet him, Waspicable charged toward Sting King and tackled him despite Cassie's screams of protest.
  • As the villains regrouped, Astronema watched curiously, perhaps even guiltily, as Cassie rushed to the fallen Waspicable.
  • Once the other Rangers had arrived, Cassie sobbed that Waspicable had saved her, then looked angrily at a quite worried Astronema.
  • When Cassie morphed, Ecliptor told Sting King to destroy the whole city, and the villains vanished.
  • In the Dark Fortress after Sting King had seemed to have been destroyed in battle, Astronema had the Satellasers enlarge him, upset that the Rangers had survived despite two wasp monsters.
  • Storming through the Dark Fortress with Elgar following her taking notes after Sting King's destruction, Astronema told him no more insects; as she had an alarm sounded, making Quantrons scramble around, Elgar repeated, "Okay, no bugs and no French painters. Got it," a reference to the Artistmole monster used by Rita and Zedd in 308-ABWD.
  • Despite her order of no more insects, Astronema would select several insect monsters in the future.
  • Ecliptor slowly walked in amidst the scrambling Quantrons on the Dark Fortress, reporting to Astronema as ordered, asking his princess how he could serve her.
  • Astronema told Ecliptor to prepare all the Quantrons, as she had a plan for the next time they met the Rangers.

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  • As Divatox had the Piranhatron take Zordon away on the planet Hercuron, the Phantom Ranger sent an emergency signal to the Rangers, and moments later, Astronema and Quantrons then appeared in Phantom's path as he ran after Zordon, startling him.
  • After calmly telling some of the Quantrons to get Zordon out of there, Astronema confronted Phantom with many more.
  • Mildly pleased by finding "the Phantom" alone, Astronema blasted Phantom with a purple energy bolt from her staff, sending him flying back into a tree, then sent the Quantrons to finish him off.
  • Divatox wasn't especially surprised to see Astronema confronting the Phantom.
  • The Dark Fortress was in its warp, near Hercuron, when Elgar called Astronema on a warbling phone device brought to her by a Quantron when the Megaship was approaching.
  • When Elgar told her they had company, Astronema assumed it was the Rangers.
  • Divatox was in the middle of chewing out Astronema, who was irritated and deep in thought, when Dark Specter's head appeared in the sky and silenced her; he then told Astronema to attack the Earth, knowing the Rangers would go to protect it.
  • Divatox tried to mock Astronema's affirmative reply but then stopped confrontationally when Astronema looked at her; Astronema then walked off and teleported away.
  • Moments after Divatox had then flown off in her spacecraft with Zordon, Ecliptor suddenly leapt in and brutally attacked Phantom, effectively preventing Phantom from chasing after Zordon as the spacecraft escaped.
  • As Ecliptor prepared to fight the Rangers as well once they'd arrived to help Phantom, Astronema called him away with bigger plans.
  • At Angel Grove Lake, Crocovile's head surfaced from the water and neared some picnicking people.
  • Crocovile was an especially tough monster with the ability to split apart into two similar forms after the Megazord's saber finishing move.
  • Later, after Andros's retrieval of the Delta Megazord and the destruction of the Crocovile monsters, Astronema, in her battle gear, was on a red-skied desert planet as giant Dark Specter stood in the distance, speaking with her.
  • Unless Astronema had some sort of magical protection from the elements, the atmosphere of this planet had to have perfect temperature, pressure, and composition for unprotected humans.
  • Dark Specter told Astronema that that had been too close a call and that it was fortunate for her that Zordon was safely hidden away.
  • Astronema confidently told Dark Specter that she had a new plan to destroy the Power Rangers once and for all, and he replied that she had best not fail him again, or he would crush the Dark Fortress as she slept; this shocked and hurt Astronema, making her think desperately to herself.

    612-GrEv

  • While Professor Phenomenus, Bulk, and Skull struggled in their RV with a toy they'd turned evil, Ecliptor took the Professor's invention and walked off with it, laughing that he'd been looking for one of these.
  • Seeing the stolen invention on the Dark Fortress, Astronema remarked, "An Evilyzer," and was pleased, thinking they would need more weapons now that the Rangers had that Delta Megazord.
  • Ecliptor, having seen it work, hoped to use it to turn the Rangers evil; Astronema told him to test it on the Rangers but that she had an even bigger plan.
  • After a Quantron had missed and turned Yellow Ranger's Galaxy Glider evil instead of her, Astronema angrily turned to glare at Elgar for mocking Ecliptor, but Ecliptor then returned and personally smacked him around.
  • Despite the missed shot, Astronema was content that his test had nevertheless been a success.
  • Ecliptor was still upset that they'd missed the Yellow Ranger, but Astronema said the Rangers were merely icing on the cake.
  • Astronema told Ecliptor to build her another Evilyzer, only much bigger, then told Elgar she needed a decoy to attract the Rangers.
  • Destructipede, apparently Elgar's choice, was a centipede monster, breaking Astronema's rule in 610-Wasp that they were to use no more insect monsters.
  • Once the Rangers had arrived to confront Destructipede, Astronema had the larger Evilyzer cannon prepared to fire out a window of the Dark Fortress, but she wouldn't let Elgar fire yet, as she had a plan.
  • Astronema conversed with Destructipede from afar to tell him to get the Rangers' attention.
  • After Destructipede had summoned five monsters to fight the Rangers, Astronema had Destructipede enlarged downtown, soon forcing Andros to call the Delta Megazord to fight giant Destructipede while the Rangers fought the five other monsters.
  • Once the Delta Megazord had arrived, Astronema finally had Ecliptor fire the Evilyzer.
  • The evil Delta Megazord caused much destruction in Angel Grove and battled the Astro Megazord, but the Astro Megazord began interfering with the Evilyzer's beams using reverse-polarized beams.
  • The Evilyzer finally shorted out, but Andros then declared that they were out of energy, and Astronema, listening from the Dark Fortress, concluded that she'd beaten them.
  • As Quantrons carried away the charred and ruined Evilyzer after the Astro Delta Megazord had destroyed all of the monsters, Ecliptor pointed out they needed a monster of equal power now that the Rangers had the Astro Delta Megazord; Astronema agreed and sent Ecliptor out into the universe to bring back Mamamite.
  • Mamamite would be a termite monster, again breaking Astronema's rule barring insect monsters.

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  • Another day, Mamamite told Astronema that millions of her eggs had been buried beneath the streets of Angel Grove, and that they would hatch and destroy the city very soon; initially pleased, Astronema was extremely impatient, wanting them to hatch now, and Mamamite left to see what she could do.
  • As Astronema was soon pacing in her quarters, Ecliptor brought her the bad news that the Rangers had destroyed Mamamite; slightly concerned, Astronema asked if the eggs had hatched.
  • Told that the eggs had not hatched and that they would have to wait, Astronema complained, "I hate to wait!" but she was then pleased by the thought of Angel Grove being their first meal when they did hatch.
  • Later, being informed by Ecliptor that the termites had hatched and had eaten the Rangers' weapons, she was pleased and ordered for the Rangers themselves to be destroyed.

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  • When Ecliptor returned from an ambush foiled by Darkonda's appearance, Astronema had messier, less curly, braided, pale purple hair.
  • Astronema wasn't wearing her locket at the time, coincidentally leaving her without it when she would soon encounter Darkonda for the first time.
  • Seeing Ecliptor furious, Astronema asked, "Well, what happened?" presuming that something drastic had gone wrong in order for his nerves to get rattled.
  • Ecliptor reassured Astronema he would finish the job and wouldn't fail her, but Darkonda then entered, saying he'd failed her already.
  • Astronema menacingly asked Darkonda who he was and how he'd gotten aboard her ship; he replied, "I am Darkonda, bounty hunter. Evil is my business."
  • Kissing Astronema's hand, Darkonda told her they'd met once long ago; she pulled her hand away and curiously repeated his name but then regained her hostility, telling him she didn't remember him.
  • Ecliptor told Astronema that Darkonda was a traitor, a doublecrossing cheat, and she observed that he seemed to know a lot about Darkonda.
  • Darkonda told Astronema she was wise to distrust strangers but that one Power Ranger was already down, thanks to him, and he would soon deliver the rest to her; Astronema was startled after he'd left, and Ecliptor admitted that Darkonda had released a Barillian Bug during the fight which had stung the Black Ranger.
  • Awed, Astronema remarked that the use of the Barillian Bug was brilliant, causing Ecliptor to growl to himself.
  • When the Megaship later streaked away and Ecliptor attempted to track them, Darkonda, casually standing at the edge of the control room, said the Rangers had gone after the antidote to the Barillian sting; Ecliptor insisted there was no antidote, but Darkonda laughed that there was.
  • Tracing her finger along Darkonda's body, Astronema, still not wearing her locket, asked where this antidote was; Darkonda pointed out he thought he was unwanted, with which Ecliptor heartily agreed, but Astronema angrily repeated her question.
  • Darkonda told her the antidote was on KO-35, and that she should be waiting there for the Rangers; she said it was a fine plan and had him go to ambush them.
  • After the destruction of Darkonda's Barillian Bug monster on KO-35, Astronema was finally wearing her locket again, and she would be wearing it when Darkonda soon entered.
  • Astronema was concerned by the monster's defeat, and Ecliptor gladly offered to get rid of the worthless Darkonda at once; when Darkonda entered, Ecliptor declared that he'd failed and wasn't as valuable as he claimed to be.
  • Darkonda argued that he'd succeeded, as they'd won the knowledge that the Red Ranger was the only true Space Ranger; separate him from the others, and they'd fall apart.
  • Darkonda's revelation wasn't much of a revelation, as Astronema had seen the ex-Turbo teens in 602-FON2 before they'd been recruited by Andros, and Ecliptor had in 603-SOSh called the four Rangers "Earth-grown Rangers."
  • Astronema was nonetheless intrigued by Darkonda's plan, taking him aside for him to tell her about it.

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  • Astronema was sleeping on her bed in her quarters, in full uniform but with a black silk sheet, when Darkonda came in, startling her.
  • Despite his saying he was at her service, calling her the Princess of Darkness, Astronema angrily aimed her staff at Darkonda, ordering him never to sneak up on her again.
  • Agreeing and apologizing, Darkonda considered speaking with Ecliptor instead but then, after asking to speak openly, said Ecliptor was a mighty warrior worthy of great admiration but that intelligence wasn't his strong point.
  • Astronema countered that Ecliptor had been her trusted protector since she was a child and that she should destroy Darkonda for his comments.
  • Darkonda told Astronema that Ecliptor had made an oversight that could allow the Power Rangers to find Zordon, in which case Dark Specter would destroy both her and Ecliptor.
  • Astronema gasped as Ecliptor entered her quarters and found her speaking with Darkonda.
  • When Darkonda told them of the Rangers' hiding of an interstellar scanner to search for Zordon with great speed, Ecliptor said Darkonda lied; Astronema retorted that he hoped Darkonda lied.
  • Astronema assigned Ecliptor and Darkonda to both bring her back the scanner.
  • On Brokaya as they approached the scanner, Darkonda wondered what Astronema would think if he told her the truth about Ecliptor; Ecliptor told him not to, as it would only hurt her.
  • Looking at the three frozen Rangers in a cave (with Red and Blue absent), Darkliptor laughed that he only needed two more to make his collection complete.
  • When Astronema entered with Quantrons and wearing her battle gear, seeing the three frozen Rangers, she angrily asked, "What have you DONE?!"
  • Awed to see Darkliptor's unusual form, Astronema asked what he was; he told her that Ecliptor had attacked him when he'd turned his back, an accusation which startled Astronema.
  • Darkliptor told Astronema that, to prevent the Rangers from destroying them both, he'd captured Ecliptor, but he reassured her that Ecliptor was safe and tapped his chest, saying, "in here."
  • Calling him a curious beast, Astronema wasn't sure whether to call him Darkonda or Ecliptor, but she then snapped out of it and was pleased with his capturing of three Rangers, saying he was worth keeping, for now.
  • Astronema ordered for the Rangers to be destroyed and was shocked when Darkliptor protested; he then explained that he would need them as bait, but he assured her that darkness would soon fall on all the Rangers.
  • Astronema was later watching on the viewscreen as Darkliptor fought Red Ranger, then Blue Ranger as well, and she was shocked when they managed to shatter him back apart into Darkonda and Ecliptor.
  • Getting up while Ecliptor lay on the ground, Darkonda asked how this could be, as he was invincible; he then, with Astronema still watching, angrily dragged Ecliptor up, saying, "Get up, you weakling! I'm not through with you yet!" and Astronema then fired the Satellasers.
  • Getting behind Ecliptor, Darkonda said they must quickly rejoin, and the Satellasers hit them, making a giant Darkliptor.
  • When the Astro Delta Megazord's Flying Power Punches flew toward him, Darkliptor split apart, and Darkonda held Ecliptor in front of him to take the fall for him; Astronema had apparently not been watching the fight at this point.
  • Later, on the Dark Fortress, Darkonda told Ecliptor to go ahead and tell Astronema that he'd attacked Ecliptor, but first he had a few stories of his own to tell her which would make her throw them both into the nearest black hole.
  • As Ecliptor threatened, "Not if I destroy you here and now!", Astronema happened to walk in at the moment, coming to the conclusion that despite her initial doubts, Ecliptor had indeed attacked Darkonda.
  • When Ecliptor began to interject, Astronema ordered him to listen to her, that he would not attack Darkonda; from now on, she said, Darkonda was his equal, making Darkonda laugh and Ecliptor stew.

    616-FDrk

  • Among the various monsters, mutants, and aliens on Onyx was an eclectic mix of monsters and henchmen which had been used or would be used by many of the main villains, including Astronema.
  • As Astronema and Ecliptor entered the main room of the Dark Fortress after Darkonda had been mutated and enlarged by a strength potion secretly poisoned by Ecliptor, Elgar was at the controls grumbling that the ship had the worst video games ever, until Astronema shoved him aside and was startled to see giant Darkonda on a rampage in Angel Grove.
  • As Astronema was outraged, Ecliptor said, "I told you that he could not be trusted."

    617-RMVy

  • Astronema watched on the viewscreen as the Delta Mega, having split from the Astro Megazord, flew into the sky, leaving the Astro Megazord alone against giant Darkonda and his spawn monster, which had been created after the Astro Delta Megazord's failed energy cyclone attack.
  • Ecliptor told Astronema that the Rangers had left.
  • As Astronema wondered why the Rangers would abandon the Astro Megazord and head into space, Skygantor, having lost Zordon's keycards to Andros on Onyx in 616-FDrk, was threateningly guarded by two Quantrons behind her.
  • Astronema ordered Darkonda to send the monster after the Rangers, and the spawn monster then flew up after the Delta Megaship.
  • Astronema then angrily told Skygantor she wanted answers, and after shoving the Quantrons' blades out of his face, he replied that he hadn't seen anything.
  • Astronema shot from her left hand or wrist device an orange beam which generated an orange energy lasso around Skygantor, forcing him to his knees.
  • Overpowered, Skygantor explained that they'd been on Onyx when Darkonda had won a set of keycards; Astronema immediately asked, "Zordon's keycards?"
  • Skygantor recounted the Red Ranger's winning of the keycards while disguised, fighting Darkonda, and escaping with the keycards, finishing with the realization that Red Ranger had stolen the keycards.
  • Startled, releasing her energy grip, Astronema repeated, "The Rangers have Zordon's keycards?"; she then told Ecliptor with determination to get her battle gear and follow her.
  • The villains left the weakened Skygantor in the main room as they stormed out.
  • As the Rangers found themselves in a hangar inside the secret moonbase on Ganymede after the Delta Megaship had landed inside the base, Astronema (with gear) and Ecliptor appeared with Quantrons to block their path to a set of doors ahead.
  • Astronema told Red Ranger he'd stolen the keycards from Darkonda and to give them to her, but he replied they belonged to Zordon; Astronema insisted they would be hers, and Ecliptor and the Quantrons fought the Rangers.
  • During the fight, Andros opened the doors, and the Rangers began running through; when Pink Ranger was the last one heading for the doors, Astronema threw her boomerang, knocking Cassie down and the cards from her hand, but Cassie grabbed them again and leapt through the closing doors just in time to seal the villains out.
  • In the Dark Fortress minutes later, Astronema watched on her viewscreen as the Mega Vehicles flew away from Ganymede; she told Ecliptor to have the monster attack Red Ranger.
  • Later, after the monster and Darkonda had been destroyed and the Rangers had taken the Megaship to their docking station for major repairs, Ecliptor observed that the energy readings for the Rangers' Astro Megaship were abnormally low; walking in, Astronema remarked they'd been badly damaged.
  • Elgar was excited about the thrashing Darkonda had given the Rangers; Ecliptor was glad he had been destroyed, but Elgar doubted it, rambling about how bad and powerful Darkonda was.
  • After Ecliptor had silenced Elgar, Astronema pointed out, "He's right, though," and said the Rangers were down for the count thanks to Darkonda.
  • Astronema said now was the perfect time to attack Earth, and Ecliptor growled and left with her, leaving Elgar to chuckle cockily to himself.

    618-TBTR

  • One night, Astronema stormed in to answer a call from Divatox.
  • Astronema's hair was now straight and black, above her shoulders, with strings and trinkets in it.
  • Divatox, in front of a shiny blue curtain, was artificially sweet to Astronema, telling her she'd lost a little pesky thing called a Storm Blaster; Astronema and Ecliptor exchanged glances.
  • Divatox sweetly told Astronema to call if she happened to see Storm Blaster, and she would send an army or two to go catch it; Astronema agreed with the same feigned kindness, but then added with sudden ferocity that if, on the other hand, she caught it first, then it was hers.
  • Outraged at the "little brat," Divatox mockingly ranted, "Oh, look at me, I'm so cool! I'm Astronema! I'm in charge of the whole universe!" but Astronema merely waved her hand dismissively and ended the transmission.
  • Astronema then had Ecliptor release the Velocifighters to catch Storm Blaster, but Storm Blaster would make it to Earth unharmed.
  • Storm Blaster landed in a warehouse area, presumably in Angel Grove, where the vehicle was chased by Quantrons; two Quantrons managed to climb into it, but the Rangers knocked them off upon arriving at the warehouse.
  • Astronema (with gear), Ecliptor, and Quantrons walked into the warehouse, and Astronema said Storm Blaster was leaving with her, and she had the muscle to back her up, at which point Lionizer streaked in.
  • The five Rangers were captured and suspended from the ceiling in chains after Storm Blaster had escaped.
  • Soon, Ecliptor had Lionizer tell the Rangers to lower the Megaship's shields, but they kept them activated.
  • Later, when the Space Rangers and Blue Turbo Ranger defeated Lionizer, Astronema was back in the Dark Fortress to have the Satellasers fired.

    619-IOBS

  • From the viewscreen on the Dark Fortress, Dark Specter told Astronema the Rangers' scan for Zordon was getting them much too close and they must not discover his location before he'd drained his powers.
  • Astronema vowed to stop them, and Dark Specter replied, "Do not fail, or else."
  • After the transmission had ended, Astronema had a plan to get aboard the Megaship, and to do so, she summoned the Body Switcher from purple energy bolts from her gauntlets.
  • Astronema amusedly called Body Switcher a showoff after he'd switched between various monster forms.
  • Astronema had him make her a Power Ranger, and he said that was an easy one and transformed her to look just like Ashley, even wearing duplicates of the clothes and communicator Ashley was wearing at the time, with the exception of the necklace Andros had just given her; her voice also matched Ashley's.
  • As Ashley and Cassie were walking in the park, Quantrons grabbed Ashley, covering her mouth and taking her behind a group of bushes where Ecliptor and the disguised Astronema were, while Cassie kept walking and talking.
  • Astronema stepped out and joined Cassie; as Cassie went back to check on the noise she'd heard, Astronema snapped her fingers, summoning Quantrons, then positioned one to appear as though it was attacking her; meanwhile, Ecliptor and the Quantrons vanished with the real Ashley as Cassie fought the attacking Quantrons.
  • During the fight, Astronema unamusedly and totally unenthusiastically feigned some attacks on the Quantrons, which weren't doing much but sticking out their arms and legs.
  • One Quantron inadvertantly hit Astronema in the stomach while pretend-fighting, so she angrily shoved it, sending it flying back about fifty feet against a tree.
  • The Quantrons retreated from Cassie, and Astronema waved away the ones around her, then suggested they get back to the Megaship.
  • Later on the Megaship in Ashley's Megaship uniform, Astronema went looking for the engine room; when DECA, from a camera in the hallway, said the main engine room was located on Megadeck 6, Astronema hid behind the corner and then, saying it wasn't polite to eavesdrop, fried out the DECA camera with a purple energy bolt from her finger.
  • On Megadeck 1, Astronema accidentally stumbled upon the workbay and was spotted by Cassie before she could leave.
  • Cassie asked for a hand; with various devices at the table, Cassie was using a gun-shaped scanner or tool on an Astro Blaster, with three other Astro Blasters in a stand nearby.
  • Cassie asked for an AmScanner, but Astronema didn't know which one it was.
  • Behind Cassie, Astronema was then holding her staff, aiming it at Cassie.
  • In the workout room on Megadeck 4, Carlos was benchpressing a rod when Astronema came in and asked to help, so he had her add some weight.
  • Astronema turned up the weight way too much, pinning the rod painfully to his chest, then pulled out her staff and aimed it at him.
  • Soon, Astronema came out of a room and was fixing her hair when Alpha surprised her; she pointed her finger at him and called him a "rusty little--" but he gently grasped her finger and cheerfully told her he'd just wanted to bring her her birthday present.
  • Astronema was suspicious, thinking Alpha wanted something in return, but he told her it was just because she was his friend, startling her.
  • Alpha told her to open the box; she tapped it suspiciously, then opened it and removed the gift, a music-playing figurine couple.
  • Alpha wished Ashley a happy birthday and then skipped off down the corridor, humming happily and giggling.
  • Astronema was mesmerized by the sweet music, and she softly remarked to herself that no one had ever been truly nice to her before.
  • Soon regaining her standard bad attitude, Astronema frowned, remarking, "Stupid robot," and threw the gift into the nearby Refuse chute.
  • Astronema had just dragged the unconscious Carlos into a storage room on Megadeck 4 when T.J. found her in the room and asked about the others.
  • As Astronema tried to hurry him out, T.J. heard Carlos groaning behind a bin, and when he went to help, Carlos awoke and was alarmed to see Astronema aiming her staff at them behind T.J.
  • Astronema then entered the bridge from the Megalift; casually scanning the wall consoles, she pretended not to know the others' whereabouts, saying they were hanging around somewhere.
  • Meanwhile, the three captured teens were all conscious, hanging upside-down and bound in another storage room.
  • Astronema crept up with her staff behind Andros as he worked at Ashley's station but quickly hid it when he stood to check out the situation.
  • Frustrated, Astronema pointed at a monitor on the "Computer Systems" console, and it suddenly showed giant Sting King rampaging in Angel Grove; she took Andros to the monitor and asked him what it was.
  • Although DECA said her sensors detected no monster on Earth, Astronema had them rush out anyway, saying they didn't have time to find the others.
  • After watching Andros hop into his jump tube in the workbay, Astronema peered down the red tube, then gave in and jumped down the yellow tube, holding her nose as she did so.
  • Morphed as the Yellow Space Ranger, still with Ashley's voice, Astronema streaked down to Earth with Andros.
  • Morphed Andros landed near a power plant area, and moments afterward, morphed Astronema flew down flailing her limbs and landed with a thud on the pavement behind Andros, without his noticing.
  • Getting up, Astronema groaned to herself that being a Ranger was tough business.
  • As Andros observed that everything looked peaceful, Astronema drew her Astro Blaster and prepared to shoot Andros in the back when Ashley, disguised as Astronema, called out, "Not so fast, Astronema!"
  • Andros and morphed Astronema looked at the Astronema duplicate, then Andros looked at morphed Astronema, and she quickly hid the Astro Blaster behind her back.
  • Ashley pleadingly tried to explain it was her, Ashley, but Astronema attacked her and fought hand-to-hand before calling Andros over, making him snap to action.
  • Morphed Andros fought Ashley until she told him the Yellow Ranger was really Astronema; when he asked Yellow what she was talking about, she paused and then replied that it must be a trick, at which point Andros agreed and kept fighting.
  • Struggling, Ashley said she didn't want to hurt him, but Yellow Ranger shouted for him to destroy her while he still had the chance.
  • Her feelings hurt, Ashley shoved Andros back and said she could prove it was all a trick; she then mischievously asked Yellow Ranger what Andros had gotten her for her birthday, and she couldn't remember, but Ashley triumphantly said it was a necklace from KO-35, proving she was Ashley despite her looking like Astronema.
  • Frustrated, morphed Astronema drew her Astro Blaster at Ashley, but she and Andros dodged, with Andros returning fire.
  • Rolling on the ground after being blasted, Yellow Ranger demorphed with energy (first yellow from the demorph, then purple with sparkles as from Body Switcher's transformation) into Astronema, who dropped Ashley's Astro Morpher, which Andros snatched up.
  • Meanwhile, the two Astronemas struggled, confusing Andros; the other three Rangers ran up and were confused as well.
  • Andros got an idea and called out to Ashley, "Let's rocket!"; one Astronema did her pre-morph hand gesture, but the other fumbled with her arms, trying to copy the hand gestures.
  • Ashley happily joined the Rangers, and the real Astronema stormed off saying she wouldn't want to be a Power Ranger anyway; she then called for Body Switcher, who leapt in and fought the Rangers while she vanished.
  • Returning to the Dark Fortress, Astronema was unamused but not furious when grappled by Elgar.
  • After giant Body Switcher had been destroyed, Astronema grumbled that the monster had been useless anyway.
  • Nearby, Elgar quietly told a Quantron that he liked Astronema better the other way, and she casually zapped his rear with a purple energy bolt, making him chuckle, "Hey, but what do I know?"

    621-Envy

  • After the Rangers had trashed Darkonda's lab on Dekata 5 and destroyed three of his Crocotox monsters (one on Earth) with the help of the Silver Ranger, Astronema was outraged, saying it couldn't be, as the Silver Ranger had been destroyed on KO-35 years ago, but Ecliptor replied that the Silver Ranger was as alive as ever.
  • Elgar pointed out that Darkonda was alive too and teased Astronema that this day couldn't get much worse, prompting her to order the Quantrons to take him to play with Scrudley.
  • Astronema said they needed a battle plan, one with teeth, and considered inviting Darkonda back, but Ecliptor told her he didn't think that was such a good idea.

    622-SvSc

  • With Ecliptor, Astronema watched footage from Zhane's battle with the red Crocotox, holding an old-fashioned stopwatch.
  • Astronema now had long blonde hair with some black strands in it, a bit like an inversion of Andros's dark hair with blond streaks.
  • During the footage of morphed Zhane running and blasting, a large "7" dramatically spiraled onto a black background between shots, but this was the only such number.
  • Pleased as she stopped the stopwatch at the thirty-second mark as Zhane involuntarily demorphed, Astronema said the Silver Ranger's powers were extremely limited, as she'd suspected.
  • To take advantage of this weakness, Astronema summoned the Praying Mantis monster from swirling green energy.
  • Astronema told Praying Mantis she had an easy assignment for him: destroying the Silver Ranger; the monster protested that the Silver Ranger was one of the most powerful Rangers in the universe, and Astronema agreed, but added that this was only true for two and a half minutes.
  • Later watching on the viewscreen as the five Rangers fought Praying Mantis, Astronema was upset that Silver Ranger wasn't present.
  • When the monster returned to the Dark Fortress after Zhane had retreated from battle when his time limit had expired, Praying Mantis whimpered to the upset Astronema that although Silver Ranger's powers were limited, he was still very strong.
  • After thinking, Astronema put a digital 2:30 timer strip on Praying Mantis's left shoulder blade with a purple energy bolt from her fingertip; she said if he could detain Silver for two and a half minutes, the device would do the rest.
  • While Zhane fought Praying Mantis in the forest after arriving to help the others, Quantrons suddenly attacked the others to prevent them from helping Zhane.
  • Watching on the viewscreen after Praying Mantis's explosive restraints had apparently destroyed Zhane, Astronema was furious when Zhane flew in on his silver glider, having survived.
  • After the Mega Voyager had destroyed giant Praying Mantis, Astronema said the Silver Ranger hadn't seen the last of her.

    623-Date

  • As the five Rangers were fighting Horror Bull in a plaza downtown one morning, Astronema (in her gear) watched with Quantrons from around a corner.
  • Silver Ranger sped through the crowd of Quantrons on his Silver Cycle, making the angry Astronema dodge.
  • With a smirk, Astronema summoned from orange energy the Destructoid monster, which knocked Zhane off his bike.
  • After fighting the monster well, Zhane asked Astronema if that was all she had, saying he'd expected more from her this time; angry, she blasted at him with her staff repeatedly.
  • As Zhane flipped aside, one of Astronema's blasts struck Destructoid, making him howl in pain, and Zhane clapped, congratulating Astronema.
  • Destructoid growled at Astronema and attacked her and the Quantrons around her, saying no one did that to him; meanwhile, Zhane was amused as she cowered from the monster, and he asked how she liked it.
  • When Destructoid attacked Astronema, she tried to block with her staff, but he threw her aside, apparently knocking her out; alarmed, Zhane leapt onto his silver glider and snatched Astronema from the monster's clutches, flying off with her.
  • Astronema had apparently been knocked out from the fall, and she was unconscious when flown away by Zhane, but she was briefly shown sitting up, conscious, when Zhane actually grabbed her.
  • In what looked like a jungle somewhere, Astronema was lying on the ground with something rolled up as a pillow when she came to and looked around in surprise.
  • Astronema was still wearing her battle gear, but not her boomerang.
  • Astronema warily watched from the bushes as a helmetless Zhane cooked something in a pot at a campfire.
  • Astronema saw her staff leaning against a tree nearby and looked at it slightly evilly, but when Zhane turned to bring her what he'd been cooking, she lay back down and pretended to be sleeping again.
  • Zhane came up to Astronema with a steaming metal mug and a cloth he'd wet at the stream nearby.
  • As Zhane touched the cloth to her forehead, Astronema startled and sat up; she asked incredulously what he was doing, and, concerned, he told her to try this, as it was good for her.
  • Begrudgingly trusting toward him, Astronema took a sip but then was disgusted by it; Zhane took it back, saying he wasn't the best cook in the world, then sipped it by the fire and decided it definitely needed more salt.
  • As Zhane sprinkled some more salt from a plastic box dispenser into the pot over the fire, Astronema sneaked up behind him with her staff aimed at him.
  • Astronema curiously told him, "I could destroy you right now. You know that, don't you?" and as he stood and looked at her and the staff, he replied, "You could, but I don't think you will," at which point he stuck a marshmallow on the end of her staff, telling her to try it.
  • Astronema looked at the marshmallow in confusion, and Zhane took the staff to show her something; she asked what he thought he was doing but didn't resist.
  • Zhane proceeded to toast the marshmallow in the fire with the staff, and she then took the staff back and eyed him curiously.
  • Zhane told Astronema it was called "toasting marshmallows" and told her to try it; looking at him, almost curiously amused, she delicately removed the marshmallow and, entertained, took a nibble, looking at Zhane demurely.
  • As Zhane smiled and asked if she thought it was good, she suddenly looked at him and lost her smile, pointing her staff at him and backing away.
  • Astronema sternly told him not to think she owed him anything, as they were enemies now and forever; before vanishing, however, she smiled softly and thanked him for saving her.
  • Zhane called out for Astronema to wait, but she was gone.
  • Later in the day, Astronema was sitting by her window on the Dark Fortress, having been sitting there all day according to Elgar, staring into space.
  • Entering, Ecliptor told Astronema that although the Horror Bull had been destroyed, he'd still obtained valuable data on the Rangers' weapons, and he asked whether she wished for him to proceed with their plan; she was in a daze and asked what plan, and he spoke of using the information crystal to disable the Rangers' weapons.
  • Astronema dreamily told him not to bother her with that now, and Ecliptor agreed.
  • Zhane was lying in bed on the Megaship, looking at a photograph of Astronema (probably a 5"x7"); the photo showed a distrustful Astronema in a wooded area with her battle gear, staff, and her current hairstyle; how Zhane had obtained this photo is unknown.
  • Later, Astronema was lying on her bed looking at a photo (again, probably 5"x7") of morphed Zhane holding his helmet and smiling in front of a black background; how she'd obtained this photo is also unknown.
  • When Ecliptor knocked and came in, Astronema subtlely hid the photo under the pillow she was lying on.
  • Ecliptor had brought a tray of food, thinking Astronema might want something to eat, so he'd brought her favorite meal.
  • When Astronema replied that she wasn't hungry, not looking at him, Ecliptor asked if something was troubling her; she evasively looked aside and said no, but he set the tray down and told her, "Astronema, I know when something is troubling you. I've known you since you were a little child. I practically raised you all by myself. Tell me what it is so I can help you."
  • In a somewhat pouty manner, Astronema told him nothing was wrong and that she'd like to be left alone; he accepted and began to leave but first told her the Rangers were on Earth at a movie theater and asked if he should send the Horror Bull to attack them; Astronema told him to take no action until she gave the order, and he agreed.
  • On the tray was what may have been a lobster.
  • Once Ecliptor had left, Astronema eagerly got up and went to a mirror, where she sprayed herself with perfume, then parted her bangs and smiled; she then teleported with determination.
  • As the six teens left the movie theater, Zhane hung behind the others, deep in thought; Astronema, in her battle gear, was pleased as she watched him from around a corner.
  • Astronema then ducked behind the wall and morphed herself with purple sparkles into a beautiful teenager form which would eventually be shown to be Karone's true form; as such, her actions in this teenager form will have her named Karone, even though she was still Astronema (albeit a love-stricken Astronema) inside.
  • Karone had chin-length straight blonde hair, and she wore casual clothes, as well as her locket around her neck.
  • As Zhane turned to walk away after dreamily staring at the poster for Star Crossed Lovers, he collided with Karone, who was now carrying a purse and books, dropping her books all over the sidewalk.
  • Zhane apologized and helped her pick up her books.
  • Shyly picking up her books as well, she said she was so clumsy, and he said it was totally his fault.
  • The two bumped heads while picking up the books.
  • Looking at her, Zhane was in awe, and when she asked, "What?" he said he'd thought he was someone else.
  • Karone adjusted her pursestrap and necklace before he helped her up.
  • Smiling and awestruck, Zhane said he had to catch up with his friends and said "see you," then trotted off.
  • Happy, Karone then found something folded-up which he'd dropped, but he didn't hear her calling after him to tell him; disheartened, Karone looked at it and found that it was a photo of her as Astronema, making her gasp and grin as she walked off.
  • As Zhane joined the teens, purple energy bolts from behind struck nearby, sending people running and the teens ducking behind things.
  • While everyone was distracted, a red arrow with a note on it shot into the tree Zhane was hiding behind.
  • As Zhane pulled out the arrow and read the note, Astronema, back in normal form, watched from a bush holding what looked just like Archerina's bow.
  • On a pink piece of paper bordered with hearts and fern leaves was the note: "Meet me by the campfire at five o'clock. - Astronema," with a bright red lipstick kiss on it and a new photo of herself attached.
  • In the photo, she was now smiling over her shoulder, not wearing her battle gear.
  • As Zhane gasped and looked at his watch after reading the note, Astronema cooed happily and ducked behind a bush.
  • On the Dark Fortress, Ecliptor prepared another Horror Bull and told Elgar to inform Astronema that they were ready to attack, but Elgar found that she wasn't in her room; confused, Ecliptor was sure she would want them to proceed with the plan, and despite Elgar's uncertainty, he had Horror Bull attack.
  • At the same campsite from before, some time before five, Astronema, in her suit but without her battle gear, was lying on a blanket with an extravegant picnic setup prepared, and she lit the candles.
  • As time passed, Astronema grew increasingly annoyed as the candles burned down.
  • Forlorn, Astronema was later sitting and fidgeting with the ground when morphed Zhane rode up on his Silver Cycle.
  • Zhane waved "hey," and Astronema stood up with a wicked smirk; when he leapt off the bike and demorphed with a bouquet of roses, she amusedly blasted the roses with a purple energy bolt from her finger, as well as more around him, and she chuckled girlishly as he stood back up, completely fried and covered with mud.
  • Zhane protested that those had been long-stem roses, and Astronema shouted, "Nobody stands me up, buddy!!"; she turned as though to leave from disgust, but as he told her he hadn't stood her up, she paced and grumbled that he was late.
  • Zhane argued that he wouldn't have been late if she hadn't sent any monsters, but with exasperation, she yelled that she hadn't sent any monsters and blasted at him again.
  • Zhane asked if they could talk about this, but, hurt, Astronema said there was nothing to talk about and that she never wanted to see him again, and she teleported away as Zhane was crushed.
  • Later, at her mirror in her room, Astronema looked at Zhane's photo and angrily crumpled it, then paused and opened it again, slowly looking aside and smiling.

    624-ZhnD

  • After receiving a report from the disguised Darkonda on the Rebels' temporary home, Centaur B, Dark Specter spoke with Astronema from the viewscreen, telling her the Red and Silver Rangers remained on the planet's surface and that she must destroy them.
  • Astronema was concerned to hear of the Silver Ranger, but when Ecliptor asked whether he should launch the attack, Astronema gave the order to destroy them, then went to her room.
  • Sitting at her strategy table, Astronema sadly slipped Zhane's picture out from beneath the table.
  • Later, as Coralizer fought the five Rangers on the surface of Centaur B, the Satellasers enlarged him.
  • Soon, Dark Specter told Astronema that Coralizer had been destroyed, and when he spoke of the Silver Ranger, Astronema was worried, but then learned that Zhane had destroyed Darkonda.
  • Dark Specter told Astronema she must destroy the Rangers so he could complete the transfer of powers from Zordon; she evilly told Ecliptor to set a course for Earth.

    625-AACh

  • In section 4-C of a top secret laboratory somewhere, Quantrons stood in the control room as the scientists were all unconscious; Lizwizard sucked up information from both the scientists and the computers through his long tongue, which was plugged into an interface port using a printer cable-like plug at the end of his tongue.
  • On the Dark Fortress, Lizwizard uploaded all of the top secret data to a monitor kiosk in Astronema's room; Astronema was pleased that Lizwizard could now build the "grand weapon" and she could control the Earth.
  • Lizwizard said they were missing a key piece of information, and Astronema angrily said she was running out of patience; Lizwizard then returned to Earth and stalked Professor Phenomenus, whose name he knew and whom he said was just the genius he needed.
  • In her room days after Lizwizard had retreated from Adam and morphed Carlos, Astronema told Lizwizard he'd failed her once too many times, but Lizwizard begged for another chance; she didn't think so and took her staff from Elgar.
  • Lizwizard wanted another shot to destroy the Black Ranger, and Ecliptor whispered to Astronema that Black Ranger was on Earth, so she gave the sobbing monster one more chance.
  • After Lizwizard had attacked the powerless Carlos, his mentor Adam had morphed into the Black Mighty Morphin' Power Ranger to fight the monster; the other Space Rangers had then brought Carlos his Morpher to allow him to morph and help Adam fight the monster.
  • As the two Black Rangers clasped hands after defeating Lizwizard, Astronema watched on the viewscreen and exclaimed, "Two Black Rangers?!" before having the Satellasers fired.

    626-SOLk

  • Just as Andros had awakened from a nightmare of Karone's kidnapping and was looking at the two childhood photos on his nightstand, Astronema was in her room on the Dark Fortress looking at the two pictures inside her locket, later revealed to be photos of Andros and Karone as children.
  • Astronema now had long, bright blue hair.
  • Ecliptor entered and told Astronema the Batarax was ready to attack Earth upon her command but sensed something was troubling her.
  • Astronema asked Ecliptor to tell her again where he'd found her; he replied that she'd been left on his doorstep as a little girl, and he'd taken care of her as his own daughter ever since.
  • When asked about her family, Ecliptor replied that her parents and brother had both been destroyed by the Power Rangers; she told him he was the only one she'd ever trusted, then looked out the window and said softly that something told her that her brother was alive.
  • Ecliptor told Astronema not to be distracted, as she was the princess of evil; she sat in her command seat, gave a quick frustrated sigh, perhaps annoyed with herself, then agreed in an evil voice and ordered to attack Earth.
  • As the Rangers fought Batarax in a plaza the next day, Quantrons stormed in, and Astronema (in gear) and Ecliptor watched the fight, pleased.
  • Astronema appeared to be watching Red Ranger in particular.
  • Astronema suddenly noticed with concern as a Quantron threatened a terrified mother and her two young children, Andrew and Karen; as they tried to rush away from the Quantrons, the girl, holding a large stuffed animal, fell behind, and her brother stopped to help.
  • As Astronema watched, troubled, Red Ranger rushed through the Quantrons and defended the family; a Quantron ran in to strike with its blade, and Red Ranger covered the family to protect them, but a purple energy bolt from Astronema's staff stopped the Quantron dead in its tracks, making it fall backward stiffly, its back apparently sizzling.
  • Red Ranger and Ecliptor were both puzzled; shocked herself, Astronema took a step back, and Red Ranger had the family run.
  • As Red Ranger continued fighting the Quantrons, Astronema walked off despite Ecliptor's asking her to wait.
  • When Red Ranger soon returned after a fight in the forest with Darkonda, Astronema blasted him in the back, planning to take out a Ranger herself, then proceeded to fight Red Ranger personally, wielding her staff against his Spiral Saber.
  • Astronema fought well, using strong kicks at times.
  • During the intense fight, Red Ranger spun around with a slash that missed Astronema's neck by no more than an inch, tearing the locket from her neck, and making her shout in protest and clutch her neck in panic.
  • Althought the locket's chain was broken in the slash, it was immediately connected again upon landing.
  • The locket caught itself on a steel bar in a slab of broken concrete nearby; Astronema casually shoved the confused Red Ranger aside to go after it, but the other four Rangers blocked her path; surrounded as the Quantrons retreated and Batarax was barely able to stand up, Astronema angrily held up her staff and called for the Satellasers to be fired, enlarging Batarax.
  • Red Ranger wanted to finish the fight with Astronema, but she teleported away as he attacked.
  • After the Astro Megazord had destroyed Batarax, unmorphed Andros surveyed the flaming rubble in the plaza while wearing his Megaship uniform.
  • As Andros picked up the locket, Astronema (in gear) shouted for him not to touch it.
  • As Astronema walked forward, Andros, watching her, confidently clicked open the locket and saw two pictures of young Andros and Karone.
  • Shocked, Andros asked where she'd gotten it, but she snatched it from him and said she'd always had it; as she inspected it, he asked himself if it was possible she could be Karone.
  • Astronema turned toward him, still angry, but was startled when he opened his locket and said he'd always had his as well.
  • Andros approached her, telling her with awe that she was his sister Karone; initially defensive, she was a bit stunned and confused to hear the mention of her original name, but she regained her defenses when he came closer.
  • Upset, Astronema accused Andros of destroying her parents and her brother; she pulled away, his hand having been holding her elbow, and he told her sadly, "No, listen to me. I am your brother," but in Astronema's flashback in 627-AsTT, she would recall Andros having shaken her and shouted, "Now listen to me, I am your brother!"
  • Astronema thought for a moment, clutching her locket, but then slyly told him it was a nice try but his tricks wouldn't work on her, and she teleported away, paining him.
  • Afterward, Darkonda talked to a Dark Specter hologram in a cavern, telling him that Red Ranger knew the truth and that it was only a matter of time before Astronema knew as well, meaning she might stray.
  • Dark Specter argued that she would never stray, as his power over her was too strong; Darkonda bowed and agreed that his power was without parallel, but feared Ecliptor had tarnished Astronema's evil spirit.
  • Darkonda elaborated, "You see, he has shown her caring. Caring and evil do not mix. It could be an explosive combination!"; Dark Specter hoped that Darkonda was wrong.
  • Back on the Dark Fortress, Astronema was furious over the notion that Red Ranger would claim to be her brother, and Ecliptor agreed that it was obviously a cruel trick; she planned to make him pay dearly.
  • Ashley warned Andros that his sister might not have any good left in her, but Andros insisted somewhere inside Astronema was Karone and that he just had to figure out how to reach her.

    627-AsTT

  • On KO-35 the next day, Astronema walked through a city courtyard, looking around curiously and hearing children's giggles in her memory; she then recalled a woman's voice, perhaps her mother, calling, "Karone... dinner will be ready soon!"
  • Astronema remembered Andros looking at her locket, then him telling her she was his sister Karone; she looked at the open locket in her hand and recalled the motherly voice calling out, "Karone, it's starting to get dark. You kids better come in now!"
  • Once Astronema had wandered into a park area, she remembered a woman's voice sounding just like DECA (perhaps the same as the previous voices, but more like DECA than before) saying, "Now go on and play with your brother," and she and Andros had played as kids with the hovering sphere.
  • Astronema remembered being kidnapped by Darkonda, then while she was remembering young Andros calling out for her, Andros in present day called her Karone, saying she remembered; she threatened him with her staff with skepticism, but he told her she'd come there because she remembered her last day as Karone, when Darkonda had kidnapped her.
  • With a sudden change of heart after remembering her kidnapping again, Astronema blasted at Andros with her staff repeatedly, then was gone.
  • A short while later, after taking another of Darkonda's lives, Ecliptor stormed onto the Dark Fortress and, bringing urgent news, went to Astronema's room where she lay on the bed.
  • Rising, Astronema interrupted, asking why he hadn't told her about her brother; Ecliptor thoughtfully explained that although they were both evil, they were very different.
  • Ecliptor said he had been built evil, every cubic centimeter of him; she, on the other hand, had been born, born to be good, and it had only been after years under his supervision that she had risen to become evil; thus, he had feared that if she'd known the truth, she would become good again.
  • When asked if she would become good again, Astronema said she was confused.
  • Ecliptor explained that he had come to tell her that Darkonda had spied on her and the Red Ranger and then spoken with Dark Specter.
  • Outraged by Darkonda, Astronema was angry at herself for not listening to Ecliptor's warnings about him.
  • Knowing Dark Specter would test her loyalty, Astronema planned to pass with flying colors, saying, "Evil is what I am, and evil is what he'll get."; she then told the needle monster she'd summoned to destroy the Red Ranger.
  • Andros was looking through the courtyard calling out for Karone when the needle monster attacked him; he fought without morphing but did poorly and was flipped.
  • When Andros brought up his arm to morph, the monster hit his arm, sending the Morpher flying; nearby, Astronema (with gear) watched with pleasure as Andros did poorly, and she then picked up his Morpher and smiled.
  • As Andros continued to lose but kept fighting, Astronema ducked behind a wall and watched with concern; as the monster stepped on Andros's chest, Astronema remembered him telling her she was his sister Karone, then him shaking her and shouting that he was her brother.
  • Astronema softly spoke Andros's name and tossed him the Morpher, then walked away; surprised, Andros called after her, calling her Astronema and then Karone, but she continued walking as she looked back.
  • After morphing, Andros again called out for his sister, this time calling her Karone and then Astronema, but she was gone.
  • Somewhere atop a rocky peak after the needle monster's destruction, Astronema (in gear) stood as a giant Dark Specter image spoke with her from billowing white and gray clouds in a blue sky.
  • Dark Specter told Astronema that her knowing about her past must not change her future, as she was the princess of darkness; she evilly told him she would not stray from evil.
  • Saying it was time for her to prove her loyalty, Dark Specter ordered Astronema to destroy her brother, the Red Ranger; she thought for a moment, then said evilly that she would destroy her brother as he wished.
  • Soon, Astronema sent a secret message to the Megaship in KO-35 orbit; Astronema (in gear), in a cavern, looked around in worry and then quietly told Andros to meet her on KO-35, as she had to speak to him alone.
  • On KO-35, Andros was in the plaza when he spotted Astronema (in gear) looking around innocently, and he soon went to "Karone" after hiding for a moment.
  • Andros assumed Astronema remembered who she was, but she sadly told him she didn't know who she was right now.
  • Andros told Astronema that when they had been children, they'd dreamed about being Power Rangers; the Astronema persona, he argued, had been forced upon her.
  • Despite not remembering much, and despite the danger of Dark Specter's wrath, Astronema offered to take the Rangers to Zordon, allying herself with the forces of good; as such, her actions in this state are listed under "Karone" despite her retaining the Astronema appearance.
  • Talking with the teens on the Megaship, Astronema denied having helped kidnap Zordon.

    628-RLOF

  • To make it look as though she'd captured the Rangers, Astronema summoned her staff from purple energy while on the Megaship bridge.

    629-DSR1

  • To reprogram Dark Specter's asteroid, Karone sneaked onto the Dark Fortress while radioing the Megaship with an earpiece microphone; she was in the form of Astronema again, but without the extravagent makeup, and with short, straight, bright red hair the same length and style as her Karone hair.
  • Astronema had made it onboard and then headed to the main control room, where she viewed the asteroid's trajectory on the viewing screen.
  • Ecliptor, with silver cyborg modifications all over his body, found Astronema and approached her; Astronema was initially relieved that it was Ecliptor, but as he said he was better than ever, she noticed his new form.
  • When Astronema asked with concern what they'd done to him, Ecliptor replied while approaching her, "The same as will be done to you, my princess," and as her headset fell to the floor, she screamed in protest; with this, the teens lost contact with Karone.

    630-DSR2

  • After the asteroid had been redirected by the Megazords, DECA soon announced that the Dark Fortress had been located in quadrant 446.7 behind the planet Vraden; in a monitor, the Dark Fortress, whole rather than half green lines, descended near the jagged surface of a rocky gray world.
  • After sneaking aboard the Dark Fortress, Andros and Zhane entered the control room and found Astronema sitting in her strategy seat in her quarters.
  • As they removed their helmets on their Quantron disguises, Andros talked to Karone, but she didn't respond; instead, she turned to them blankly with circuitry along the right side of her face, and her suit had been modified for a more mechanical look; she still wore her locket.
  • Astronema's face was pale, and with a calm, evil smirk, she told Ecliptor to get them.
  • As Zhane struggled with Ecliptor, Andros told Karone he was her brother, but she blankly replied that she was Astronema.
  • Zhane convinced Andros that they had to go, as Astronema had been brainwashed, and Andros angrily left with Zhane while Astronema watched unmoved.
  • As Bulk, Skull, and the Professor wandered through the desert after crashing a stolen rocket, Frightwing leapt in and confronted the three, telling them that Astronema had sent him to destroy them once and for all; he then chased them, calling them Power Rangers.
  • Still devoid of emotion after the Rangers had knocked Frightwing down, Astronema had the Satellasers fired.
  • After Frightwing's destruction, Astronema stood coldly looking at the viewscreen as Darkonda told her the Silver Ranger and his Mega Winger had tipped the battle in favor of the Rangers, and he said they needed more strength.
  • Astronema questioned Darkonda's use of the word "we," telling him that she was the princess of darkness and he was an outcast; she told Ecliptor to throw him out, and Ecliptor grabbed him.
  • Outraged, Darkonda said that without him she'd be destroyed, but Astronema aimed her newly-modified staff at him.
  • Darkonda reminded Astronema that he still had a few lives left, but she had only one, then warped away.
  • On the Megaship, Andros looked at a display of the circuitry on Karone's head as DECA told him Karone's emotions had been overridden by computer programming; Karone was still inside Astronema, but she was no longer in control.

    631-RGPs

  • An owl monster fought the Rangers one evening.
  • As a TV reporter stood ready to interview a witness after a building in the Warehouse District had been attacked by an unknown force, the Psycho Rangers walked up, looking almost identical to the Space Rangers; once the real Rangers had arrived after the Psychos had scared away the news crew, the Psychos fought them for a while before revealing their Psycho Ranger forms.
  • Once the Psychos had arrived on the Dark Fortress, Astronema was pleased that the Power Rangers had met her Psycho Rangers; they reported that they had indeed gotten the Rangers' energies and that each one of them had tapped into a Power Ranger.
  • Astronema said soon they would know the Rangers inside and out, knowing their thoughts and predicting their next moves.
  • Astronema told the Psychos to find the Rangers and not to come back until they were destroyed; as they left, Astronema remarked that the Rangers had finally met their match.
  • As the Psycho Rangers fried the Rangers with energy bolts after completely pounding them outside the old library, they all suddenly clutched their heads in agony and shimmered away.
  • On the Dark Fortress, the Psychos stormed in to confront Astronema, with Psycho Red shoving a Quantron aside; they wanted to know why she'd stopped them from destroying the Rangers, and she replied that they would finish them when she decided.
  • When Psycho Blue asked impudently when that would be, she turned and shocked Blue, Red, and Yellow (the front three Psychos) with a purple energy bolt from her circuit-covered hand.
  • Astronema told the Psychos to remember their place, as she would tell them as much as she decided; she then ordered them to leave, and as the growling, stunned Psychos left, Psycho Red replied, "As you wish... for now!"
  • Intrigued as Astronema went into her room and sat to think, Ecliptor asked her to tell him her plan so he could assist her; evilly pleased, she told him that the Psychos' magnificent power was coming from Dark Specter himself; they would destroy the Rangers, but slowly, so she could drain Dark Specter away to nothing.
  • Ecliptor was astonished that Astronema wanted to destroy both the Rangers and Dark Specter, but she evilly said that there was only room for one evil monarch, and that would be her.

    632-COnC

  • Datascammer had been sent to Earth by Astronema; he scanned the five Rangers in a flash before retreating.
  • With the Psychos standing near her on the Dark Fortress, Astronema noted that the information Datascammer had collected would be useful.
  • Psycho Red and Psycho Black argued over who should go, with Psycho Red thinking he could handle them without the information database, but Astronema told them they underestimated the Rangers' strength; Psycho Yellow retorted that Astronema underestimated theirs.
  • The next day, after Datascammer had been destroyed, Astronema turned and said, "You've failed me," but Elgar was perplexed, as he was the only one there.
  • Confused, Astronema asked where the Psychos were, and Ecliptor said they'd left to make trouble for the Rangers.
  • Astronema decisively ordered Ecliptor to get the Psychos back there now, perhaps worried about Dark Specter's recent orders to find and stop whoever was draining his powers; such orders had been shown in the preview for 632-COnC but were omitted from the episode.
  • After Psycho Black had pulled Psycho Red out of battle against the five Rangers, the two argued on the Dark Fortress until Astronema shouted at them to be quiet.
  • From now on, Astronema planned to take on only one Ranger at a time, and the first would be Pink.
  • Astronema wondered whether the Psycho Rangers were as ready to fight as they thought.

    633-Rift

  • From the viewscreen, a reddish-tinted Dark Specter observed that Astronema was his most capable servant, yet she was unable to find who was draining his powers.
  • Astronema assured Dark Specter that her armies were searching tirelessly for the traitor that drained his powers; Dark Specter said they must be stopped soon, and when Astronema said she only needed time to find the menace, he replied that time was the one thing he didn't have.
  • After the transmission had ended, Astronema whispered to Ecliptor that the plan was working perfectly, as Dark Specter knew nothing, but she was then startled as Psycho Yellow entered.
  • Psycho Yellow had a plan to catch the Rangers, but Astronema told her what she failed to realize was that she already had a plan; then interrupting Psycho Yellow, Astronema ordered her not to think and had her leave.
  • Astronema told Ecliptor that the Psycho Rangers would destroy the Rangers, but not until they'd used up every last drop of Dark Specter's power.
  • Later, as Psycho Pink burst out of her suit and grew into her giant monster form, Astronema came in asking Ecliptor what was happening; after he'd explained that she'd attacked the Rangers by herself, Astronema declined to stop her, figuring she would be using large amounts of Dark Specter's energy.
  • After Psycho Pink had been destroyed, Astronema angrily told the four Psychos that they could see how much good Psycho Pink's own plan had done her.
  • Psycho Red was sure they would've won if they'd fought together, but Astronema told him they'd win in time.
  • Astronema told the Psychos the next time one of them attacked without her permission, she'd destroy them herself; in passing, she then winked at Ecliptor.

    634-FOAK

  • With her staff, never again wearing her battle gear with her new cyborg form, Astronema stood on a rocky peak, with stars above, as Dark Specter spoke with her.
  • Dark Specter told Astronema he suspected his powers were being drained by a force on Earth and that she should go there and be prepared to destroy them the next time they attempt to feed off his energy; Astronema evilly replied that she'd suspected Earth and that her armies were ready to spring into action at any time.
  • As Astronema was watching the fight between the Rangers and the four Psychos, the screen suddenly changed to Dark Specter, startling Astronema.
  • Dark Specter said his powers were being drained right now and told her to find the perpetrators; heading to her room, Astronema quietly but urgently told Ecliptor to stop the Psychos now.
  • Alone in the control room of the Dark Fortress, the Psychos were all quite angry at Astronema for stopping them; listening from Astronema's room, where he and Astronema were, Ecliptor told Astronema that the Psychos were angry and would attack the Rangers on their own, which pleased her, as the more energy they burned, she said, the better.
  • After Psycho Blue had been destroyed, Ecliptor pointed out that Astronema only had three Psychos left, but she said it was enough to destroy the Rangers.
  • When Ecliptor wondered what would happen if another was destroyed, she said that was precisely her worry, that the balance of power might tip, but she said it wouldn't before she decimated Dark Specter.
  • Entering, the Psychos were upset; when Psycho Yellow began to issue an ultimatum for her to give them a plan, Astronema threatened to vaporize her, making the Psychos cower as she pointed at them.
  • Planning to destroy the Rangers, Astronema began to tell the Psychos of her next plan.

    635-SiGo

  • After the Psychos had analyzed voice clips of the Rangers to home in on their voices, Astronema told the Psychos to bring the Rangers to her no matter how much energy it took, but she ordered for them not to be destroyed.
  • Ecliptor suggested they should just destroy the Rangers, but Astronema said Dark Specter grew weaker every time they fought; Ecliptor then brought up the possible destruction of another Psycho, but Astronema wasn't concerned, saying no one had ever said destroying Dark Specter would be easy.
  • On the starry mountain after the three giant Psycho Monsters had fought and captured the Mega Voyager, Dark Specter told Astronema that a great deal more of his power had been drained and that if she didn't find the cause soon, he would be gone forever; she assured him that her spies had crisscrossed the universe and were hot on the trail of those who stole his energy.
  • Astronema then entered the Dark Fortress's control room from her quarters.
  • Psycho Black said the Rangers would be looking for the Mega Voyager, and Ecliptor told Astronema that it had been hidden as she'd requested.
  • Psycho Yellow felt the supposed hiding of the Mega Voyager was ineffective, and Psycho Red wanted to destroy the Rangers with their own Zord before they found it, but Astronema, planning to ambush the Rangers, brought the three in close to tell them her plan.

    636-EnWi

  • Some time later that day, Dark Specter again talked with Astronema at the starry mountain; he spoke with a weak voice and was consistently blue.
  • Dark Specter weakly asked why she hadn't found them yet, and she replied that she had captured several informants in a distant galaxy, but they didn't divulge anything; he told her she must find them quickly, for there wasn't much time left for him.
  • After Dark Specter had vanished with a weak growl, Ecliptor walked up behind Astronema, and they discussed the plan to drain Dark Specter's powers, of which Dark Specter remained completely oblivious.
  • Ecliptor suggested that the Psychos had lost their patience and might strike out on their own to destroy the Rangers; on Astronema's order, Ecliptor then swore to prevent it from happening.
  • As the Psychos spoke privately while in a large, abstract black chamber with the Mega Voyager, Psycho Yellow reminded the frustrated Psycho Red of Astronema's orders not to attack without her command, and Black told him his obsession with the Red Ranger could get them all vaporized.
  • After the three Psycho Monsters had been destroyed in battle, Dark Specter was back to his normal appearance on the viewscreen; he told Astronema that those Psycho Rangers had nearly caused his destruction, but she replied that she had orchestrated the defeat of the Psycho Rangers before that had happened, saying she would never let any harm come to him.
  • Vanishing, Dark Specter told Astronema she was a loyal servant indeed.
  • As Astronema was upset that she'd been so close to destroying Dark Specter, Elgar was confused as to whose side she was on; she replied that she was on her own side, then told him as she aimed her staff at him that if he was smart, he'd keep his mouth shut.
  • As Elgar nervously left chuckling, she blasted him in the rear with her staff.

    637-A&St

  • On the Dark Fortress, Astronema entered from her quarters to meet with Jakarak, as the monster had requested.
  • Jakarak introduced himself and told her the Rangers had kidnapped his servant and he needed her help getting him back.
  • After Jakarak had demonstrated his energy beam by turning a Quantron to stone, Astronema was quite pleased (though still fairly emotionless in general).
  • After Jakarak had been destroyed, Ecliptor urgently told Astronema they could send down another monster, but Astronema dreamily told him to forget about the Rangers and that first they'd build up their own forces, having a plan she said couldn't fail.

    638-MTSC

  • Another day, the Vacsacker monster began beaming away crowds of fleeing people from the plaza downtown, sending them all to Astronema's Secret City.
  • Astronema planned for all of the civilians to be transformed into her next army.
  • As Mega Voyager approached Secret City after destroying giant Vacsacker, an alarmed Astronema had Ecliptor hurry; suddenly, the ground in the mountains quaked, and all of Secret City warped away in one giant warp wave, leaving the Mega Voyager alone in the mountains.

    639-Ghst

  • Some time the same day, after Secret City had vanished after the Mega Voyager had destroyed Vacsacker, the Rangers flew to a recently- and suddenly-abandoned cruise ship in the ocean which was right where Alpha's readings had shown the missing people; presumably, the readings were actually from Secret City's new location under the ocean, and the people from the cruise ship had been abducted when the ship had approached that location.  (However, note that an episode description from the PRiS VCD collection referred to Secret City's second location being beneath a "distant alien ocean.")
  • In a control room in Secret City's main tower, Astronema had Quantrons bring in the guinea pigs, and they brought in Professor Phenomenus, Bulk, and Skull.
  • Astronema fed in three data cards and activated the Data Laser, a beam apparatus which dissolved them and scanned them onto the data cards.
  • Astronema said they were data cards now, for her to use however she wished.
  • Astronema had them bring in the next group, and they did, with Silvy in the group.
  • When later told by Ecliptor that the Rangers had infiltrated the Secret City, she wasn't surprised, having planned that they would all along.
  • When Andros and Cassie entered the Data Laser room and looked around, Astronema lowered the laser; seeing it, Cassie pushed Andros aside and was caught in its beam.
  • Cassie begged Astronema not to do this, trying to get her to remember that they were friends, but Astronema replied coldly that she wasn't programmed to remember.
  • Once Cassie was gone after the others had arrived, Astronema then scanned up the remaining four Rangers as well.
  • Astronema handed Ecliptor the data cards, telling him to guard them with his life; she and the Quantrons then left.
  • Some time later, after the Psycho Rangers had resurrected themselves and freed the Rangers, and the Rangers had freed every one of the captured people and then scanned the Psychos back onto data cards, the ground suddenly rumbled, and T.J. assumed the Psychos had overloaded the system; as the controls went haywire and the five Rangers ran out, an explosion knocked the Psychos' data cards from Zhane's hand.
  • White beams began spraying out from the Data Laser, and the tower then exploded, taking Secret City with it.
  • Unmorphed on a beach nearby, the teens called out for Zhane, and he came up to them, having been unsuccessful at getting back the data cards.
  • Ecliptor humbly bowed for Astronema's forgiveness, not having anticipated the Psychos' interference; Astronema told him not to worry, as she always had another plan.
  • Holding the Psychos' data cards, Astronema said tomorrow was another day; see "Psycho Rangers" for the fate of the data cards.

    640-IWeb

  • After luring the Rangers to the planet Forza probably months later, Darkonda walked into the Dark Fortress control room and told Astronema the Rangers didn't have a clue they were walking into their ("our") trap; why Astronema and Darkonda were now willing partners is unknown.
  • Ecliptor entered and said the Rangers were on the surface and that the Megaship was empty; Astronema had him activate "the web."
  • After the web had caused the Rangers to demorph, Astronema asked Ecliptor if he was sure the Rangers couldn't penetrate the web, and Ecliptor said not without the controller he was holding.
  • Astronema told Darkonda to go capture the Rangers, and he replied, "Consider it done," saying it would be child's play.
  • Meanwhile, Astronema had Ecliptor capture the Megaship.
  • Later, Astronema called Ecliptor and asked what was taking so long; Ecliptor reported having some setbacks but said he'd gained access to the ship's database; he then reported discovering the location of the Mega Voyager, and Astronema told him to go there and destroy it.
  • After Ecliptor had been defeated upon nearly destroying the moonbase, crippling the Mega Winger, and destroying the Delta Megazord, Astronema congratulated Ecliptor, telling him one Megazord destroyed and another damaged.
  • Ecliptor said now was the time to attack, before the Rangers had a chance to regroup, and Astronema agreed, telling him the plan.

    641-LITS

  • Walking at night on a date in Angel Grove, Andros and Ashley were nearly run down by the evil Tankenstein, a black Humvee bent on the destruction of the teens.
  • After Tankenstein had beamed away three of the teens to a desert wasteland, the vehicle was then in a dark chamber of the Dark Fortress, where it was approached by Astronema and Ecliptor.
  • Astronema told Tankenstein that the last two Rangers would be on their guard, and it was to capture them, or she'd dismantle it herself.
  • After giant Tankenstein's robot form had self-destructed, taking the Mega Voyager with it, Astronema was pleased that the Rangers were almost out of firepower, and Ecliptor said it was only a matter of time before the Rangers were completely at their mercy.
  • When Elgar wondered what Dark Specter would think, Ecliptor held his sword near Elgar's neck to silence him, and Elgar ran out.
  • Astronema remarked that the less Dark Specter knew, the better, and it was almost time for the final confrontation.

    642-CTD1

  • At the rocky peak with billowing storm clouds in the sky, Dark Specter told Astronema, "The time has come to complete my master plan, Astronema. Summon all of my evil forces. They must all unite to finally take over the universe."
  • In the expansive hangar of the Dark Fortress, Astronema addressed a huge army of Quantrons: "When we're finished, there will be no 'good' left in the universe. No 'love', no 'happiness!' Only chaos, anger, greed! Fight strong, and destroy all the forces of goodness, especially the Power Rangers! Go now, and spread the wrath of Dark Specter!!"
  • Meanwhile, the Machine Empire received "the order" (probably from Elgar) and they had already prepared their forces for what Mondo said would be the biggest battle the universe had ever seen.
  • On the planet Gratha, Divatox's forces were fighting the Aquitian Rangers as Divatox planned to outdo Astronema.
  • Soon in the control room as Astronema and Ecliptor entered, Elgar had called up Rita and Lord Zedd on the viewscreen.
  • Rita and Zedd told Astronema that they didn't need her plan, as they had their own, but Astronema told them to be silenced and that they would follow her orders.
  • When asked who had put her in charge, Astronema replied, "Dark Specter himself."; initially shocked, Rita and Zedd said they loved her plan.
  • As Astronema had been talking to Rita and Zedd, Quantrons had brought in and set up Zordon's tube, which was covered by a cloth.
  • After ordering Elgar to get her Divatox, then Mondo and Machina (all of whom had apparently been contacted already), Astronema pulled the cloth off Zordon's tube and welcomed him, pleased that he appeared almost out of energy and would soon be gone forever.
  • Zordon told Astronema she would never succeed, but, showing him the Machine Empire's invasion of the Phantom Ranger's home planet, Astronema told him he had a front seat to the end of his era and the beginning of hers.
  • Watching the destruction, Zordon told Astronema, this time calling her Karone, that she could stop this before it was too late.
  • The viewscreen showed a fleet of Velocifighters approaching a moon-like planet identical to Eltar.
  • Rita and Zedd were then shown leading their forces against Gold Ranger on a planet in the otherwise defenseless Vica Galaxy.
  • As they watched Quadrafighters and Cogs crashing through a forest on KO-35, Zordon asked Astronema if Dark Specter had filled her so with evil that she would even destroy her own planet; she merely smiled evilly.
  • Over a thousand Velocifighters soon flew to Earth and began blasting Angel Grove, if not cities around the planet.
  • Huge sections of city exploded, and buildings shattered all over; meanwhile, Quantrons and Piranhatrons flooded the streets; from space explosions at least the size of cities were visible erupting all across the planet's surface.
  • As the Megaship approached Earth, Andros said this was the biggest attack "yet," perhaps hinting at previous unseen Velocifighter invasions.
  • Darkonda and Ecliptor were in Angel Grove to fight the Rangers for a bit.
  • Later, after the Rangers had been defeated and gone into hiding, Quantrons led weary groups of captured people through the rubble of the city.
  • Ecliptor and Elgar walked with Astronema into the Dark Fortress hangar, where Ecliptor told her the super-torpedo would be ready momentarily.
  • Astronema was pleased, saying all of Earth would be history in one shot.
  • Then at her strategy table with Ecliptor as he pointed out locations they were striking, Astronema noted that no one could stop them now.
  • Appearing in giant form outside the Dark Fortress, Dark Specter called for Astronema, and she and Ecliptor were curious; she then went to the viewscreen and told him the attack on Earth was going well.
  • Pleased, Dark Specter told her to finish the job, and she replied they had just the weapon to do so, referring to the super-torpedo which could destroy the Earth in one shot.
  • When Dark Specter soon roared and began to explode slowly outside the Dark Fortress when struck by a super-torpedo launched by Darkonda, Astronema was startled and came out of her room, curiously asking what was going on.
  • Alarmed, Astronema watched Dark Specter screaming in pain while explosions erupted all over him; troubled, she asked, "Dark Specter, destroyed? How could this happen?!" and then looked down in thought and said this was impossible.
  • Dark Specter sank down groaning, but as Darkonda fired a second super-torpedo from his Velocifighter at the Dark Fortress, Dark Specter arose again, took the missile in the forehead, and swallowed Darkonda's ship before exploding to pieces in a massive fireball.
  • Soon, a hologram of Ecliptor's head appeared in the sky above each of the villain armies on the various planets, and he spoke, "Dark Specter is no more. Astronema, princess of evil, is now your supreme leader. It is for her that we fight, and for her we will conquer the universe! Good will be destroyed, and evil will rule."
  • After Ecliptor's speech, his face was replaced by Astronema's, looking down on her armies, and the villains began to bow in reverence.
  • Proudly astonished on the Dark Fortress, Astronema had trouble believing she really was the supreme leader now, but Ecliptor told her the universe was now at her beck and call, now calling her his queen.
  • Zordon addressed Karone, making the smirk vanish from Astronema's face; he told her she was no longer under Dark Specter's command, and she approached him, listening.
  • Zordon told Karone to search her heart and her powers to stop this madness; as Astronema continued approaching him, intrigued, Ecliptor shouted at him to be silenced, but Zordon continued, telling her she was not evil.
  • Astronema was intrigued, but purple electricity crackled along her head circuitry, making her clutch her head in pain.
  • Ecliptor asked his queen if she was all right, and she looked at Zordon evilly and said, "I'm not just evil, I'm the queen of evil!"
  • Astronema had Ecliptor move the Dark Fortress in to take Earth once and for all.

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  • Hovering over a building, the Dark Fortress beamed Astronema and Ecliptor onto a rooftop, where Astronema shouted to the people below that the rest of the universe had surrendered and that the Power Rangers had already tried and failed to save them.
  • As the Rangers were hiding somewhere among them, Astronema gave the people until tomorrow morning to bring the Rangers to her, or she would destroy the whole planet.
  • The next morning, Astronema and Ecliptor had returned to the rooftop with the Dark Fortress overhead; Astronema shouted to the Rangers, wherever they were, that they were cowards, willing to sacrifice the whole planet by not showing themselves.
  • Frustrated by the people not having brought forth the Rangers, Astronema planned to let the destruction of Earth begin, but Bulk cried out for her to wait.
  • Boldly emerging from the crowd, Bulk declared that he was the Blue Ranger; after Skull and Professor Phenomenus had looked at each other, surprised, Skull mustered his courage and stepped forward, declaring that he was the Black Ranger, and the Professor joined in by declaring that he was the Red Ranger.
  • Now more and more people came forward, calling themselves Rangers as well; angry, Astronema ordered for them all to be destroyed, and as her forces closed in, she and Ecliptor blasted into the crowd, causing chaos to erupt below.
  • When the real Rangers revealed themselves and morphed to fight the Quantrons and Piranhatrons, Astronema and Ecliptor returned to the Dark Fortress.
  • After morphed Andros had locked Ecliptor out of the control room, found Zordon, and learned that only by destroying Zordon could he destroy the forces of evil which had conquered most of the universe, Astronema emerged from her room to destroy Andros while he refused to destroy Zordon.
  • Andros begged Karone to stop this, telling her he was her brother, but she blasted him with her staff, making him drop his Spiral Saber.
  • Astronema said victory was at her fingertips and that he couldn't stop her.
  • Andros begged Astronema to listen, but she attacked him, kicked him back, then tried to stab his face with her staff but missed.
  • As Astronema continued her relentless attacks, trashing the control room and her quarters in the process, Andros begged Karone to listen, telling her he was Andros, her brother and her own flesh and blood.
  • Astronema seemed to be entranced for just a moment, listening suspensefully, but she angrily shouted "no" and shoved him back, then continued her fierce attacks.
  • Soon, Astronema stood over the weakened Andros as he tried to crawl away from her; readying her energy blast, she mockingly said, "Goodbye, 'brother!'"
  • As Astronema blasted with her staff, Andros desperately grabbed the Spiral Saber on the floor behind him and held it up to block; the blast bounced off the hilt of the weapon and struck Astronema powerfully in the stomach.
  • With a blank look of shock on her face, Astronema recoiled, standing up straight, then dropped to her knees, dropping her staff, and collapsed onto the floor, apparently dead.
  • Andros desperately rushed to Astronema and tried to help her, but she wasn't moving at all; rushing in and kneeling over her, Ecliptor was unable to wake her, and her cracked eyelids revealed still, glazed-over eyes.
  • Leaning over her, Andros cried, and two tears ran off his nose and landed on her cheek; she then morphed from Astronema into Karone and opened her eyes, stunning Andros.
  • Karone sat up and looked around in confusion, asking how she'd gotten there, and Andros chuckled with tearful delight that it was a long story.

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  • At an auction on Onyx, the pink Quasar Saber was being sold to the highest bidder; sitting at the bar with long black hair, Astronema called out one million, stunning everyone.
  • Astronema wasn't wearing her locket.
  • Stunned by Astronema's presence, the auctioneer composed his wits and welcomed her, trying to confirm her bet; approaching slyly, she offered instead that everyone present would get to keep their lives if she got the Quasar Saber, shocking the crowd.
  • The auctioneer took the Quasar Saber from his stunned assistant and presented it nervously to Astronema, and she told him to continue, casually spinning the saber in her hand and in turn making his trousers drop.
  • As Astronema prepared to leave, Trakeena stood with Villamax on the upper balcony as she shouted down that Astronema had betrayed the darkness and become good; before revealing the secret, she appeared to be the only person present who knew that Astronema was now Karone.
  • Villamax leapt down and approached Astronema, and two Piranhatron grabbed her as she tried to step back; knocking the Piranhatron back, she pinned a guard to the wall with the nearby piano, and then dodged Villamax's sword.
  • As Astronema dodged backwards over a railing, her black wig fell off, revealing the long straight blonde hair of Karone.
  • After Karone had lost her wig, she'd also somehow lost her Astronema makeup.
  • Returning the Quasar Saber to the Rangers, Karone explained that she'd done a lot of evil things when she'd been Astronema, and she now wanted to do something good for a change, having thought recovering the saber was a good start.

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  • As the teens tried to think of a way to restore Leo's powers, Karone thought of a possible solution.
  • Karone recalled that as Astronema, she'd once fought a powerful warrior, an awesome opponent whose power came from two keys.
  • Beside a cave in a jungle on a bright green rocky planet with white cloud wisps, a bit similar to Hercuron, Astronema, with her original purple hair (probably taking place prior to 601-FON1), had battled the warrior with her Wrath Staff, wearing her boomerang on her hip without her armor; she'd been wearing her locket at the time.
  • Nearby, Ecliptor had watched with sword drawn, not interfering.
  • Astronema had knocked the sword from the warrior's hand and kicked him back, prompting him to reach to combine his keys, a process which would make him invincible according to Karone's narration.
  • In a desperate attempt to avert the combining of the keys, Astronema had gasped and blasted him with a purple energy bolt from her staff, turning him to stone just before he could merge the two halves, and she'd then laughed evilly and victoriously.
  • Karone didn't know whether the keys still had power, as it had been years ago.
  • Back in the present, Karone and Leo made their way toward the cave where spiderweb-covered skeletons (apparently three) now lay near the cave, one with an old sword and shield lying on him, and another against a rock with its arms splayed out as though recoiling from something; although their cause of death is unknown, Astronema cannot be ruled out as the killer.
  • Karone knew the stone warrior was inside the cave, although he'd actually been turned to stone outside the cave.
  • As they approached the cave, a cobwebbed skeleton lying against the boulders came to life, accusing Karone, calling her Astronema, of having struck down the warrior and daring to return.
  • A purple energy bolt from the skeleton's hand pinned Leo to the ground.
  • The skeleton told Karone that she had to face her past, and Astronema appeared from a purple gleam beside him, walking up laughing; if Karone was truly good, he said, she would prevail.
  • Astronema told Karone that one once evil was always evil, but Karone protested, acrobatically dodging Astronema's attacks and eventually wrenching Astronema's Wrath Staff from her hands after a few kicks.
  • Astronema pulled a sword from a nearby stone, and Karone fired at her with a purple energy bolt from the staff.
  • Rolling forward, Astronema grabbed Leo and prepared to stab him, grinning evilly; she laughed deeply that it was Karone or him, but she was stunned when Karone dropped the staff and surrendered herself.
  • Astronema vanished in purple energy, and the skeleton told Karone she'd passed the test, releasing Leo.
  • In the dark cave, the stone warrior stood frozen in the same position from years ago, but the keys were gone from his hands, startling Karone.
  • Nearby against another portion of the cavern wall, a skeleton lay, with a chain draped in front of both the skeleton and the stone warrior, almost as though they were part of some museum exhibit; this skeleton was apparently the fourth skeleton in the area, excluding the gatekeeping sorcerer skeleton.
  • Finding the stone warrior in the cave, Karone tearfully told him, although she didn't know whether he could hear her, that she'd done a lot of bad things in her past, maybe angry at the whole universe, but she cried with sorrow over having done this to him, as he'd been fighting for justice.
  • As Karone wished she could take the warrior's place, her tears fell on his hand, and soon, as she apologized to Leo, blue fissures of light formed in the statue, and he transformed back to normal with a moving barrier of yellow energy.
  • The warrior forgave Karone and presented the merged keys, saying it was now time for her to forgive herself.

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  • In the Lost Galaxy, Karone knew nothing about Captain Mutiny from her experience as Astronema.


    "Astronema."   Updated 4/10/05.
    Edited by Joe Rovang.  Content owned by Disney, used without permission.