Darkonda
- sinister bounty hunter and doublecrossing agent of Dark Specter
Darkonda
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First Appearance: (video recording) 605-NvSS, (actual) 614-BaSt
Last Appearance: 642-CTD2
Pictures: Darkonda (shown at right), mutated Darkonda, Darkliptor, Darkonda disguised as Yatru

605-NvSS

  • Years ago on KO-35, when Andros and Karone (secretly Astronema's childhood identity) had been playing in a park as children, a growling figure (actually Darkonda, but not shown clearly in the video) whisked a screaming Karone away after young Andros had gone after a stray ball.

    614-BaSt

  • T.J., Carlos, and Cassie searched a jungle planet for Zordon after having gotten a distress signal; meanwhile, Ecliptor was hiding nearby with a team of Quantrons and a device with an antenna, which had sent the distress signal as part of his plan to ambush the Rangers.
  • Cassie spotted what she thought was a Piranhatron footprint in the mud.
  • As the three teens neared Ecliptor's ambush site, Darkonda warped in with his standard ripple in space, laughing, holding his sword, as well as a sack over his shoulder.
  • Suddenly noticing Darkonda, Ecliptor angrily told him, "Darkonda!! I told you never to darken my part of the galaxy again!"; he replied, "Take it easy, Ecliptor. I just happened to be in the neighborhood."
  • As Darkonda laughed, his sword blade extended while glowing blue.
  • Not believing Darkonda's supposed innocent intentions, Ecliptor told Darkonda was always plotting something.
  • Darkonda said he'd come to see Astronema's newest lackey; the reader will note that this would have been Elgar.
  • Taking a swing at Darkonda, Ecliptor told him to stay away from Astronema.
  • As the three teens approached, still oblivious to the villains, Ecliptor returned to his ambush; as Ecliptor attacked, Darkonda taunted that he was predictable and old-fashioned.
  • Taking out a large pod from his sack as he watched the three teens fighting the Quantrons, Darkonda said he knew a much faster way to finish off a Ranger; he then threw the pod into the air and slashed it in half with his sword, and a Barillian Bug flew out and stung Carlos on the wrist, a sting which would very slowly begin transforming him into a Barillian Bug monster.
  • After the three teens had retreated during the Quantron attack, Ecliptor was angry that Darkonda had ruined his plan, but when he turned around, all he saw was the broken pod Darkonda had left behind.
  • Seeing Ecliptor furious aboard the Dark Fortress, Astronema presumed 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.
  • The Quantrons were cautious but not antagonistic in response to Darkonda's uninvited arrival.
  • 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; he then warped away.
  • Andros and T.J. ran through the jungle planet looking for the bug to identify it, but they were confronted by Darkonda, holding another sack over his shoulder and the dead Barillian Bug in his hand, saying perhaps he had what they sought.
  • T.J. and Andros looked at each other, apparently both equally unfamiliar with Darkonda.
  • When asked by T.J., Darkonda said, "Darkonda's my name, and evil's my game."
  • Laughing, Darkonda streaked off, gliding over the ground while running at superspeed in quick bursts at different angles, also warping randomly while zooming.
  • Soon up in a tree, Darkonda cut open another pod, and a Barillian Bug pursued morphed T.J. until Andros shot it down.
  • Andros explained to T.J. that huge swarms of Barillian Bugs had once attacked KO-35; they had been everywhere, stinging without warning; in hours, people stung would turn into Barillian Bug monsters.
  • Their only hope, Andros said, was an antidote developed by scientists on KO-35, and he and T.J. soon headed to KO-35 in hopes of finding some antidote left.
  • When the Megaship streaked away and Ecliptor attempted to track them after shoving Elgar aside, 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 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.
  • As morphed T.J. and Andros retrieved the antidote from a cabinet in a hospital on KO-35, Darkonda blasted at them with a red energy bolt just after T.J. had called Red Ranger "Andros."
  • Darkonda told the two Rangers they'd never get a chance to use the antidote.
  • Andros told "T.J." to get the antidote back to the ship and he'd hold Darkonda off; Darkonda told "Blue Ranger" to give him the antidote, but Andros fought Darkonda as T.J. escaped.
  • In a lower, darker level, Darkonda beat Andros up, using some violent kicks on him.
  • Darkonda repeatedly streaked by Andros from various warps in random directions, striking him with each quick pass.
  • Once Andros had fallen, Darkonda elongated his sword and planned to finish him off, but Andros fought back and sent them both flying out of the building somehow.
  • Darkonda was surprised when Andros summoned the Battlizer and used it to make his fist glow with red energy streaks; his successive glowing chop and punch attacks sent Darkonda flying back, smoking and angry.
  • When the other Rangers, cured, soon ran up to help Andros, Darkonda was pleased by their timing, saying they could all watch as he destroyed the last of the antidote, and he threw down and stomped on a plastic capsule of antidote, but surely the Rangers still possessed some antidote, as even if the canister sprayed by T.J. had had only two doses in it, there had been a second canister in the case they'd retrieved.
  • Darkonda pulled out and sliced open another pod, from which flew a Barillian Bug which transformed into monster form.
  • Darkonda enlarged the monster with an orange energy beam from his hand.
  • Soon, 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.

    615-TJId

  • On the planet Brokaya, the teens secretively set up an interstellar scanner to search for Zordon much more quickly; Andros then shut the keyboard, and the teens rushed off to return to the Megaship.
  • Meanwhile, Darkonda, undetected by Carlos's AmScanner, watched from the bushes nearby and laughed to himself.
  • Astronema was sleeping in her quarters in the Dark Fortress 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, and Darkonda replied that he wouldn't, as long as Ecliptor did as he said.
  • Darkonda had them destroy the dish together, with Darkonda shooting red/orange energy bolts from his eyes (red from his right eye, orange from his left).
  • When confronted by the Rangers, Ecliptor said, "Let's get 'em, traitor," but Darkonda had him go first.
  • Locking swords with Andros, Ecliptor spoke, "Ranger, listen!", but Andros, surprised, watched as Darkonda charged and slashed Ecliptor in the back.
  • As Ecliptor was stunned, Darkonda shot out a tentacle from his left arm and latched it onto Ecliptor's back, making Ecliptor fall to his knees with yellow energy bolts.
  • When Ecliptor asked Darkonda what he was doing, Darkonda replied, "Something I should've done long ago. Astronema will think you've gone down in battle."
  • Darkonda planned to take Ecliptor's powers, then Astronema's.
  • Darkonda turned into dual snaking red and yellow energy streaks which painfully flowed into Ecliptor's back; Ecliptor sparked, then mutated into Darkliptor while Darkonda's voice was laughing.
  • Yellow energy bolts randomly shot out of the smoke cloud around Darkliptor, and he then walked out, holding both Darkonda's and Ecliptor's swords and laughing with Darkonda's voice.
  • Darkliptor was mostly Darkonda's body, but with Ecliptor's chest underneath, as well as Ecliptor's right arm, the top of his head surrounding Darkliptor's face, and some portions on his feet and legs.
  • When shot at by the Astro Blasters, Darkliptor deflected the lasers with his swords, then shot from the blades' intersection a blue energy bolt which encased the Yellow and Pink Rangers, the only Rangers not to jump aside, in cages of ice, frozen solid, with green lines along the outer cracks.
  • As Darkliptor prepared to slash the fallen Andros, T.J. leapt in the way, taking the blow to his chest; Darkliptor then struck T.J.'s head with both swords at once, cracking through his helmet with blue electricity, and T.J. limply collapsed with a sparking gash in his helmet.
  • Looking at the three frozen Rangers in a cave, Darkliptor laughed that he only needed two more to make his collection complete.
  • When Astronema entered with Quantrons, 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.
  • Soon, back on the surface with the three frozen Rangers, Darkliptor sent a transmission to the remaining Rangers, telling them to return and deal with him or he'd destroy their three friends.
  • Fighting Darkliptor alone, Andros tried to do a glowing flying punch with his Battlizer but was slashed out of the air; Darkonda then quickly overpowered him despite his efforts with the Spiral Saber.
  • Stomping on Andros, Darkliptor growled at morphed T.J. nearby, "Blue Ranger!"; T.J. held up his hands and yelled, "No! Wait!", wanting Darkliptor to hold on.
  • After knocking T.J. down, Darkliptor laughed for T.J. to hold still, saying it would all be over quickly, but Andros leapt in and took the green energy bolt which Darkliptor had slashed from his sword.
  • T.J. jump-kicked Darkliptor back when he was approaching Andros, then remembered their special play: T.J. ran forward with both the Astro Axe and Spiral Saber, with Andros running in behind him; T.J. threw the weapons into the air, then as Darkliptor looked up, T.J. shot him with his Astro Blaster, and Andros sprung off T.J.'s hands, caught the weapons in midair, and slashed Darkliptor with both of them.
  • Darkliptor crackled with blue electricity, then shattered back apart into Darkonda and Ecliptor, who both fell down, and the frozen Rangers unfroze.
  • Getting up while Ecliptor lay on the ground, Darkonda asked how this could be, as he was invincible; he then, with Astronema watching from the Dark Fortress, 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.
  • After the explosion from the impact, the two normal-sized villains appeared below, with Darkonda saying he wasn't through yet; Ecliptor, smoking, writhed in pain before falling over.
  • After promising to get the Rangers, Darkonda looked at the writhing Ecliptor, calling him pathetic but noting that Astronema expected him to bring Ecliptor home, and that he had one more use for him; they then teleported away.
  • 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

  • Andros dreamt of confronting Darkonda in a forest while morphed, perhaps recalling an actual confrontation, or merely imagining it.
  • In the dream, Andros asked Darkonda who he was, and he replied, "I'm hurt that you don't remember me," explaining that they'd met a long time ago.
  • His chest smoking, Darkonda fired red energy beams from the horns on his head, and Andros ran forward to confront him but suddenly woke up.
  • The video of Karone's kidnapping now clearly showed Darkonda's back as he carried Karone away, with his laugh being recognizable.
  • Recognizing the laugh, Andros looked at the viewscreen and realized Darkonda had kidnapped Karone.
  • Following this realization, Andros secretly went to Onyx, a planet in a prohibited sector, where many different villains gathered for recreation in an Old West town setting.
  • At the bar of the Onyx Tavern, Darkonda teased an ant monster that he looked just like his aunt, not amusing the ant.
  • Darkonda went upstairs; down the hallway above was a "Bottled Drinks" sign, and Darkonda went past that and knocked on a door beside a "Rooms" door.
  • An aged elven fellow opened the door a crack and apologized that they were closed, but Darkonda forced his way in and picked up the elf, ordering that he give him a vial of strength potion.
  • The elf scurried into the back to look while Darkonda waited outside.
  • Speaking with Ecliptor in the back, the elf told him to hurry, or Darkonda would destroy him; Ecliptor gave him a vial of red liquid to give Darkonda, then picked up the elf and insisted he'd never been there.
  • Hearing something, Darkonda approached the door, and as the elf returned with the vial, Darkonda looked inside, but Ecliptor had stepped back into the shadows; Darkonda then took the vial and left.
  • At a table below, Darkonda joined a card game after one player had gotten up and left.
  • Darkonda put down a blue gem and told the dealer to deal, but a cloaked Andros then joined the game.
  • When asked by Skygantor who he was, Andros, speaking in a low throaty voice, replied he was just a traveler, and Darkonda agreed, "Aren't we all," and had the dealer deal.
  • As the dealer dealt, Darkonda took out a wad of necklaces and jewels to bet with.
  • Skygantor put down five crystals, and Andros put down five more; the silver-masked player put in a necklace, and Darkonda added a pearl necklace, calling.
  • When Skygantor took out five black keycards to bet with, the dealer yelled that they were worthless, but Darkonda carefully examined them with intrigue, asking where he'd gotten them.
  • Skygantor defensively told the dealer, "I stole them when we battled on Eltar!"; the dealer was unimpressed.
  • Skygantor added, "They were Zordon's! They must be worth something!" and Darkonda agreed, saying the keycards were priceless.
  • After the dealer had agreed and added his own money to the pile, Skygantor showed his hand, three zanabas, but Darkonda topped that with five zanabatars.
  • Andros laid down his cards, and upon seeing it was a zinta, Skygantor stood and aimed a large gun at Andros, telling him, "You cheat!"
  • Andros kicked Skygantor's legs out from under him and caught his gun, aiming it back at him; he growled at Skygantor, "You're the one who was cheating, and you're lucky I'm in a good mood today," then set the gun on the table and walked over to the bar to look through the keycards, which were the only prize he'd taken from the table.
  • Intrigued, Darkonda went up to talk with the stranger, telling him, "A skilled player and a daring fighter. I like that combination."
  • Darkonda ordered two Onyx juice specials for the traveler and himself; they raised their cups together in a toast before drinking.
  • Darkonda told Andros he would be willing to pay him handsomely for the keycards, thinking they could be of no use to a traveler such as him; when Andros said he needed them to buy information, Darkonda replied that it was his lucky day, as he had been everywhere and seen everything.
  • Andros was interested in finding out whether there was something of value on KO-35, and Darkonda replied that it was in the Karova system and that he knew it better than anyone; Andros slid him the keycards, saying perhaps they could make a deal and having Darkonda tell him what he knew.
  • Darkonda took the keycards quickly and then frantically counted through them while facing the other way, absently talking to Andros.
  • Darkonda described KO-35, saying, "It has trees, lakes, blue skies, mountains... a quite dreadful place, really. It's been uninhabited for years."
  • Darkonda then amusedly whispered to Andros about a little job he'd done before it was deserted, kidnapping a little girl while she and her little brother were playing.
  • As Andros crushed his drink with gloved hands, Darkonda said that he'd already taken anything that had been of value on KO-35.
  • Stepping back from the bar, Andros asked what had become of the girl; Darkonda answered, "Oh, she's alive and well. And you'd never believe where she is now! She's--" but then spotted the Morpher on Andros's arm as he stood in anger.
  • Darkonda slashed at the figure, calling him Red Ranger; Andros kicked the sword from Marvo the Meanie's hand and caught it, then began swordfighting Darkonda.
  • Fighting Andros, Darkonda said Andros may know that he'd taken his sister, but, pulling Andros's hood back, said he'd destroy Andros before he found out where she was.
  • Andros swiped the keycards from up Darkonda's right "sleeve" and angered him by showing him the keycards, but after shoving Andros back, Darkonda then checked his arm and was shocked to find the cards missing.
  • Andros threw his sword at Darkonda and leapt off the balcony, swinging down off a chandelier, then ran out and flew off on his Galaxy Glider after morphing.
  • Outside, some Quantrons were sitting against the saloon, and Darkonda ordered them to destroy Red Ranger, but he eventually escaped.
  • Soon, from a plaza in Angel Grove, Darkonda told Red Ranger to bring him the keycards if he wanted to know where his sister was.
  • Downtown once the Rangers had arrived, Darkonda demanded the keycards before he told Andros where his sister was, but the Rangers stood their ground, so Darkonda drank the superstrength potion, apparently by swallowing the whole vial; crackling with orange electricity, Darkonda became superstrong.
  • Darkonda ran toward the Rangers with increasing speed, charging up with orange and red energy; as energy, Darkonda zipped around the Rangers, making them spark, then bounced around until landing on a low rooftop.
  • Darkonda shot energy bolts from his hands (red from his right hand, orange from his left).
  • With his sword, Darkonda leapt down and used a yellow-charged sword to slash each of the Rangers.
  • Darkonda pulled out a chain and swung it around as a glowing blue energy whip.
  • Andros still wouldn't give up the keycards, so Darkonda charged up with orange electricity and fired the energy bolts at the Rangers.
  • Approaching Andros, Darkonda suddenly crackled with blue electricity and began to spasm; as he realized someone must have tampered with the potion, green slime oozed from all over his body, and he vanished.
  • When Ashley wondered who would've poisoned the strength potion, T.J. guessed, "Probably only half the universe."
  • Elsewhere, the dripping and agonized Darkonda staggered through a tunnel or parking garage.
  • Darkonda swore to destroy whoever had done this to him, but Ecliptor stepped out and replied, "Too late, Darkonda. I've already destroyed you!" and teleported away.
  • After swearing to get Ecliptor, Darkonda grew with yellow energy, bursting up through the roof of the area in a mutated form with a seriously altered beastial voice and horns projecting from all over his body.
  • Giant Darkonda shot red eyebeams down at the Rangers, then fired a steady beam while turning, causing a huge circle of explosions in the distance downtown.
  • Then wielding his shortsword and a sharp piece of bone perhaps off his body while thrashing around out of control, Darkonda attacked the Astro Delta Megazord once it had landed.
  • Darkonda used his swords to deflect the Astro Delta Megazord's flying power punches back at the Megazord.
  • The Megazord spun around in an energy cyclone, then shot through Darkonda as an energy streak, but Darkonda would arise moments later from the explosion flames.
  • Walking forward, giant Darkonda suddenly sparked, and a small chunk of his exoskeleton plopped onto the street below, then transformed with yellow energy into a giant monster with a head shaped a bit like a squid; it had mouth tentacles and long claw arms.
  • Darkonda and the spawn shot red beams, Darkonda from his eyes and the spawn from its forehead.

    617-RMVy

  • Shortly after getting back up, the Astro Delta Megazord was wrapped up in Darkonda's chains, then the villains blasted again.
  • After the Delta Mega had flown away, leaving the Astro Megazord alone to fight the villains, Astronema ordered Darkonda from the Dark Fortress to send the monster after the Rangers, and the giant spawn monster then flew into space.
  • Darkonda was unfamiliar with the Mega Voyager when it landed to confront him as he approached the defeated Astro Megazord.
  • Mega Voyager jump-kicked Darkonda, then landed on his chest and jumped up and down on it before he'd rolled aside.
  • Darkonda wrapped the Mega Voyager up with his chain, but it leapt in, knocking him back.
  • The Mega V-3 missile mode destroyed giant Darkonda, his first death shown.
  • On the Dark Fortress, Ecliptor was glad Darkonda had been destroyed, but Elgar doubted it, rambling about how bad and powerful Darkonda was.

    621-Envy

  • In a mountainous clearing on a planet which was probably Earth, presumably in the present, Darkonda walked around waiting for his opponent, and Ecliptor then appeared, walking up in his more recent form.
  • Darkonda bowed, supposedly with the respect that Ecliptor deserved, but Ecliptor retorted that Darkonda bowed to no one but himself.
  • As they touched swords confrontationally, Darkonda said he'd come to ask if Ecliptor wanted to go into business with him, but as they swordfought briefly, Ecliptor rejected the offer, saying he'd rather team up with a snake or a scorpion.
  • Walking off laughing, with a fence in the background, Darkonda told Ecliptor he was getting awfully confident with himself lately and that he'd have to conquer the Earth without him; he then warped away without telling his "good friend" what he was up to.
  • The Earth was shown before scenes of Darkonda's lab, but the lab was actually on the planet Dekata 5.
  • In his lab as two Crocotox monsters, one red and one blue, stood in wait, Darkonda mused, "I have many enemies. Ecliptor, the Power Rangers, they have all tried to destroy me. They have all failed. Only I have survived (looks into tank), so it is I who will be the next ruler of the universe!"
  • In a large tank, numerous white blobs with blue segments were growing in clear spheres.
  • Darkonda told Crocotox to go to Earth and spread his toxins, and the red Crocotox flew to Earth to pollute Angel Grove Beach.
  • After the red Crocotox had been destroyed by the Rangers, a giant image of Darkonda, in flames and shown from the waist up, appeared in the sky above the five Rangers and the unmorphed Zhane.
  • Darkonda spoke, "Rangers, you'll be busy forever destroying my army of Crocotox! I have thousands more where that one came from! Soon the Earth will be mine!"; he then vanished.
  • Shortly, a red Crocotox was standing guard at the entrance of a warehouse building in a warehouse area on the planet Dekata 5 when the five Rangers flew in over his head; he noted they were finally here.
  • On an upper walkway above, inside the warehouse, a blue Crocotox fired from his hand a green energy barrier which trapped the Rangers in a net.
  • Darkonda walked up, telling the Rangers they were wrong in thinking they could destroy him.
  • Darkonda said now that he'd captured the Power Rangers, his army of Crocotoxes would soon conquer the Earth; looking into the vat of eggs, he said they were maturing as they spoke, and soon he would be the next ruler of the universe; with that kind of power, he said, the possibilities were endless.
  • Darkonda told the Crocotoxes to destroy the Rangers, at which point the blue Crocotox began blasting at them.
  • Soon afterward, morphed Zhane sped into the facility riding his Silver Cycle and blasted through a wall, crashing his way into the lab where Darkonda was.
  • Startled, Darkonda turned and exclaimed, "The Silver Ranger?!" but then planned to make him his next experiment.
  • Zhane proceeded to blast everything in sight, causing explosions as an outraged Darkonda ducked aside, and chunks of debris fell into the hatchery vat.
  • The red Crocotox stumbled up, and Darkonda told the monster to destroy Silver Ranger; the fight would then proceed outside.

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  • When the teens went down to the desert planet Centaur B to investigate various energy readings, Darkonda, assuming the identity of a Rebel general named Yatru, led a group of KO-35 Rebel soldiers in capturing the four teens.
  • Elsewhere, Zhane and Andros had discovered false readings but were unable to contact the others.
  • Soon, in a secluded, small cavern in the Rebels' underground base, Yatru spoke with a hologram of Dark Specter, reporting that four of the Rangers had been captured but that two remained; Dark Specter told him to destroy the four and that Astronema would tend to the remaining two.
  • Soon, Yatru presented to leaders Kinwon and Taikwa the four handcuffed teens, who wore tan flight suits with Ranger-colored undershirts and five-square Ranger badges; Yatru insisted these were the spies responsible for turning their people into coral.
  • When T.J. claimed innocence, Yatru replied that they'd been on the surface with surveillance equipment, showing Kinwon a confiscated AmScanner.
  • Kinwon told Yatru to let them speak, and Carlos insisted they were merely tracking an energy source; Kinwon wondered why a search party would come to Centaur B, saying the planet was nothing but an ill-tempered rock.
  • T.J. said they were looking for someone, and when this received only unmoved murmuring from the crowd of Rebels, Ashley nodded to him, and he declared that they were Power Rangers; this surprised the people a bit, at which point Yatru violently pretended to take something from behind Ashley, a small canister.
  • Yatru smashed the canister against a wall, and the liquid inside turned into white foam, which then turned into a cluster of coral.
  • Ashley insisted the canister had been planted, but Yatru declared that they were guilty as charged and ordered for them to be taken away to be destroyed.
  • Kinwon argued that this had not been a trial; Yatru insisted they were destroying their people, and Taikwa asked Kinwon how much more evidence he needed, but Kinwon insisted that their guilt was not for Yatru to decide; if they threw out their laws, chaos would reign.
  • Kinwon told Yatru he would hold him personally responsible if any of the teens were harmed, and Yatru grudgingly had the teens taken away.
  • Back in his cavern, Yatru was told by Dark Specter not to fail, and Yatru insisted it was only a matter of time.
  • Once the hologram had faded, Kinwon suddenly confronted Yatru, having heard the conversation and learned that the teens actually were Power Rangers and Yatru was in fact the spy.
  • As Yatru said Kinwon's discovery would be his own undoing, Coralizer grappled Kinwon from behind and dragged him away.
  • After the teens had escaped from their cell and encountered a coralized and barely-conscious Kinwon, they were confronted by Yatru and guards, and Yatru declared that they'd gotten Kinwon.
  • Later, the teens were in front of an angry mob who all wanted the destruction of the spies.
  • Yatru ordered for them to be taken to the surface and destroyed, but the cloaked and masked Zhane and Andros stormed in and ordered them to be released; Yatru said they were more spies and told the guards to capture them, but the two pulled Astro Blasters and aimed them at the guards.
  • Andros declared that they weren't spies, and nor were the four teens; he and Zhane then removed their masks as he declared they were Power Rangers, stunning the crowd.
  • Taikwa knew Andros and Zhane, and Andros was surprised to see her there; she explained that they had been in hiding since escaping from KO-35.
  • Yatru insisted that the teens were spies and ordered for them to be destroyed, but Andros and Zhane again aimed their Astro Blasters at the guards; the guards were confused and reluctant to act, so Andros had them lower their Astro Blasters.
  • Frustrated, Yatru said he'd destroy them himself if he had to, and Coralizer stormed in.
  • As chaos ensued, Yatru retreated but was chased by Zhane down the tunnels of the compound.
  • After morphing, Zhane tackled Yatru, but the general fought back fiercely.
  • After getting a bit of a pounding, Zhane summoned the Super Silverizer and delivered a slash to Yatru's chest as the general charged, and he then morphed into Darkonda with red energy.
  • Soon, Darkonda was pounding morphed Zhane, and he knocked the Silverizer from Zhane's arm and then slashed him back.
  • Kinwon threw Zhane his Silverizer, and Zhane slashed Darkonda in the stomach; reeling, Darkonda declared that he'd be back, then raised his arm triumphantly and exploded, his second death shown.
  • Soon, Dark Specter told Astronema that Coralizer and Darkonda had been destroyed, but Ecliptor privately doubted the news of Darkonda's destruction.

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  • One day, morphed Andros and Darkonda swordfought in a pine forest; Andros shouted that Darkonda had kidnapped his sister, and Darkonda considered it one of his finest accomplishments.
  • During a moment of close combat, Andros shoved Darkonda's hand aside to redirect an energy blast from his hand.
  • During the fight, Darkonda said that his only regret was not destroying Andros when he'd kidnapped his sister.
  • After catching Darkonda offguard and pinning the Spiral Saber to his neck, Andros demanded to know where his sister was, but Darkonda knew he wouldn't destroy him; Andros then angrily readied the drill to plunge it into Darkonda, but the snapping of a twig caused by Ecliptor's spying nearby distracted him, giving Darkonda the chance to vanish.
  • Hearing Darkonda's laughter in the distance, Andros swore to find Darkonda again, then teleported away to the ship.
  • Jumping down from a tree and retrieving his lost sword, Darkonda noted that he would have no peace until he destroyed Red Ranger once and for all, and he hatched a plan to destroy him.
  • Darkonda soon planted devices on four trees surrounding a clearing, then covered up an activator plate in the center of the clearing.
  • When Darkonda tossed a rock onto the activator, four laser beams from the devices converged on the center and made a large explosion, pleasing Darkonda.
  • The next day while the Rangers fought Quantrons and Batarax, after Astronema had mysteriously blasted a Quantron attacking Red Ranger as he defended a family, Darkonda was soon watching from behind a building when Andros caught sight of him, and Darkonda lured him away by running off.
  • Darkonda was soon racing into the forest with spurts of streak teleportation; he was shown running from his perspective, and it seemed that each footstep was a blur burst.
  • Luring Andros toward his trap, Darkonda brought up a proposition as they fought: if Andros could beat him, he'd tell him where his sister was, but Andros refused before Darkonda could give the alternative.
  • Soon seeing the hidden activator plate between himself and Andros, Darkonda told him his sister didn't even know he existed, and she wouldn't unless he told Andros more; to get more information, Andros charged forward, right toward the activator plate, but Ecliptor tackled him aside and saved his life.
  • Darkonda was so startled that he stepped forward onto the activator plate, and the laser beams from the surrounding devices centered on him and destroyed him in a large explosion, his third death.
  • A bit later, Andros had found Astronema's locket and learned that she was Karone, but she hadn't believed that he was her brother; in a cavern afterward, Darkonda talked to a Dark Specter hologram, 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.

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  • On KO-35 the next day, Astronema walked through a city courtyard, looking around curiously before Andros approached and tried to talk with her, but she defensively blasted at him repeatedly and was gone.
  • As Andros called after Karone, a spying Darkonda was pleased, saying it was working; after Andros had left, Darkonda was delighted that Andros had gotten to her, thus causing her to doubt herself and to be torn between good and evil.
  • Having heard Darkonda's delight, Ecliptor confronted him, saying he was vile and without honor and that he should have destroyed Darkonda long ago.
  • Darkonda fought Ecliptor, planning to stop him from getting in his way; Ecliptor told Darkonda he never should have returned to this part of the galaxy.
  • Before attacking, Ecliptor said Astronema would never have to worry about Darkonda again.
  • As Darkonda and Ecliptor swordfought, there were golden glows of light between their swords.
  • Darkonda declared that Astronema was falling to pieces and that he intended to be there to pick them up.
  • After mutual slashing, with Darkonda blasting as well, both combatants were exhausted and on the ground; once they were back up, Darkonda flipped over Ecliptor and ran, but Ecliptor's eyebeams made several explosions around him, and he was sent flying off a cliff.
  • Darkonda warped back up behind Ecliptor and slashed him in the back; Ecliptor gave him his final warning to leave now and never come back, but Darkonda said the only way he would leave was if Ecliptor destroyed him.
  • When Ecliptor attacked, Darkonda warped behind him and grappled him, forcefully merging with yellow energy bolts after Darkonda had said he thought it was time they got a lot closer.
  • Darkliptor suddenly clutched his head in pain, and the two flew apart, weakened; Darkonda was outraged, saying it was impossible, but Ecliptor explained, "My mind is strong and disciplined. Yours is weak and unfocused."
  • Darkonda shouted that Ecliptor and Astronema were the weak ones, but Ecliptor rushed forward and delivered a slash to Darkonda's stomach which finally destroyed him (his fourth death).
  • Ecliptor, weak, surveyed the flaming hole in the ground and noticed something wasn't right, as there was no debris, and he furiously realized Darkonda had probably escaped again.
  • In his cavern Darkonda used a black marker with a red orb on the end to paint a black X over the fourth of nine Darkonda drawings on a scroll.
  • As Darkonda noted that he only had five lives yet, Dark Specter's hologram faded in and remarked that he'd known Astronema would learn of her past.
  • Darkonda insisted Astronema couldn't be trusted and had to be destroyed before she betrayed him, but Dark Specter told him to hold his tongue, as Astronema had always been loyal; to be safe, however, he planned to test her.
  • Darkonda agreed that testing Astronema was an excellent idea, for then Dark Specter would see that he was right; Dark Specter told him he'd better be.
  • In parting, Darkonda asked if it would be too much for Dark Specter to destroy Ecliptor for him; Dark Specter replied, "Begone!" and Darkonda chuckled that it was just an idea.

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  • Exploring the jungle of Yotoba after crash-landing, the teens were attacked by Darkonda and a large number of Piranhatrons.
  • As the Rangers fought the villains, Ashley had Andros go after Zordon, but Darkonda blasted the departing Red Ranger in the back.
  • Darkonda caught a glimpse of Astronema carrying Red Ranger away, causing him to send Piranhatrons to bring the two to him.
  • After Ecliptor had allowed Astronema and Andros to pass, Darkonda leapt up and viciously slashed Ecliptor in the back, calling him a traitor, leaving an enormous robotic slash across the length of Ecliptor's back; he then knocked him down with another slash to the stomach.
  • Darkonda said one traitor down and one to go, then stomped on Ecliptor's back; the Piranhatrons arrived and looked at Ecliptor curiously, then Darkonda had them fan out and find Astronema and Red Ranger.
  • After Dark Specter had appeared in Zordon's tube setup in a clearing, startling Andros and Astronema, Darkonda and Piranhatrons surrounded the area, having captured the other four Rangers, and Darkonda had them sieze Andros.
  • Andros was horrified, asking Karone how she could have tricked them, and Dark Specter was curious as well; after some contemplation, she evilly said it had been her pleasure.
  • Darkonda accused Astronema of trying to help the Rangers save Zordon, but she slammed him to the ground with the end of her staff and nearly pinned him to the ground, telling him it seemed she had him fooled as easily as the Rangers.
  • Once Dark Specter had vanished, Astronema told Darkonda to destroy the Rangers, but as he considered which one to destroy first and then reared back to strike Ashley, Astronema blasted him in the back, making him twitch and then fall over.
  • Back up once Astronema had freed the Rangers, Darkonda prepared to attack the traitor, but Ecliptor, arriving, blasted him repeatedly with his eyebeams; reeling from the beams, Darkonda fell and exploded (his fifth death).
  • Moments later, Darkonda was in the Dark Fortress when Dark Specter told him from the viewscreen that he would command the Dark Fortress, but only until Astronema returned, alarming Darkonda greatly.
  • When Quantrons brought in Ecliptor on a stretcher, Darkonda grumbled about having only four lives left thanks to Ecliptor; he told Dark Specter that Astronema and Ecliptor had to be destroyed, but Dark Specter adamantly replied that he had plans for them and that their loyalties would never stray again.
  • Darkonda agreed, and once Dark Specter had vanished, he added, "For now," and had Ecliptor taken away, having plans of his own.

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  • When Ecliptor trudged into the main chamber of the Dark Fortress perhaps the next day, he was quickly attacked by Quantrons who dragged him away while Darkonda watched.
  • In another room, Ecliptor was restrained to a table, and Darkonda walked up with a red doctor's light on his forehead, then brought a very menacing spiked spinning tool close to Ecliptor to give him an "attitude adjustment."
  • Later, when asked, Darkonda told Dark Specter that the mission was accomplished, and Ecliptor would never again forget that his loyalty was only to him, Dark Specter.
  • Dark Specter said they then must destroy the Rangers and their precious Earth, as no one kidnapped Astronema without paying the price.
  • As the Rangers set up detonation devices on Dark Specter's enormous asteroid which was headed for Earth, three Velocifighters overhead blasted at them, and Quantrons and Darkonda then attacked.
  • The Rangers's devices caused explosions to erupt all over the asteroid, but they caused no noticeable damage; whether Darkonda was caught in the explosions is unknown.
  • When Astronema sneaked aboard the Dark Fortress, she was attacked and captured in the empty control room by Ecliptor so she could be brainwashed as well.
  • Later, as the Rangers attempted to push the asteroid with the Megazords, Darkonda laughed on the Dark Fortress that today was a fine day for destruction; beside him, Ecliptor watched silently.

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  • 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.
  • In a passageway of the Dark Fortress, Darkonda told Elgar he had to be on his toes: lock the hatches, put the Quantrons on high alert, as the Rangers could be there any minute after Astronema.
  • Elgar happily told Darkonda a Ranger wouldn't step onboard with trusty Elgar on the job, and Darkonda replied that he was relying on him.
  • Confronted by Andros and Zhane in her quarters, Astronema now had circuitry along the right side of her face, and her suit had been modified for a more mechanical look; she still wore her locket.
  • 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 staff at him.
  • Darkonda reminded Astronema that he still had a few lives left, but she had only one, then warped away.

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  • Probably months after (639-Ghst, a weak transmission from Darkonda disguised as an astronaut stranded on the planet Forza came in as he tried to contact NASADA for help; receiving the transmission, the Rangers flew in to help.
  • The five Rangers were then flying over the desert surface of Forza on their Galaxy Gliders; as they came up on the crash site, they saw nothing.
  • After luring the Rangers in, Darkonda walked into the Dark Fortress control room as the astronaut but then morphed into his normal form 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.
  • After Ecliptor's energy web had surrounded the Megaship and demorphed the Rangers below, Astronema told Darkonda to go capture the Rangers, and he replied, "Consider it done," saying it would be child's play.
  • On Forza despite Astronema's order to capture the Rangers, Darkonda ordered the Quantrons to find the Rangers and take no prisoners.
  • As the Quantron army ran forward, Darkonda walked after them, telling them to hurry, as the last one there would feel the sting of his sword.
  • After Darkonda, soon in front of the Quantrons, spotted the teens, the Quantrons fought and violently grappled the teens despite Darkonda's order to take no prisoners.
  • Approaching the captured teens, Darkonda told them he'd been waiting a very long time to do this, then told the Quantrons to destroy them.
  • Suddenly, a massive explosion flung Quantrons about, and morphed Zhane raced in driving the new Galactic Rover; Darkonda planned to destroy him too.
  • Darkonda charged at Zhane, and he raced at Darkonda; after giving him one last chance, Zhane drove right through Darkonda with the front of the Galactic Rover glowing gold, destroying Darkonda in a large explosion.

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  • A while after Dark Specter had told Astronema to begin the takeover the universe, Darkonda and Piranhatrons were among Astronema's invasion force of Earth.
  • After Ecliptor had rushed out and shot down Red Ranger from the air after his missiles had knocked back Piranhatrons and Darkonda, Ecliptor and Darkonda confronted the Red and Yellow Rangers together.
  • As Ecliptor fired his eyebeams, Darkonda fired an orange energy bolt from his hand; their blasts flung the two Rangers back a long distance, where they demorphed in pain and then ran off.
  • After the Rangers had been defeated and had gone into hiding, 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.
  • Hiding nearby, Darkonda listened and planned to use the super-torpedo for his own purposes.
  • Darkonda pulled out his scroll, which had only one life not crossed off; he remarked that with only one life left, the time to strike was finally at hand, as he'd been under the thumb of Dark Specter and Astronema for too long.
  • Now that Astronema and the others had left, Darkonda hopped into the armed Velocifighter and flew off in it.
  • Then, as the giant Dark Specter spoke to Astronema from beside the Dark Fortress, Darkonda, flying in behind him, shot a super-torpedo into his back.
  • Turning while explosions began to erupt from his body, Dark Specter asked who dared fire upon him; flying by, Darkonda replied.
  • With orange light streaming from his body, Dark Specter sank down groaning.
  • As Darkonda flew toward the Dark Fortress and fired a second super-torpedo to destroy Astronema and Ecliptor, saying "King Darkonda" had a nice ring to it, the glowing and exploding Dark Specter suddenly rose up and took the missile in the forehead with a minor explosion.
  • Dark Specter swallowed Darkonda's Velocifighter, with Darkonda last shown holding up his hands and screaming, and bit down with an explosion; his entire body then blew apart into pieces in a world-shaking fireball beside the Dark Fortress.

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  • Villamax, perhaps a former general of Scorpius, was in the Onyx Tavern playing cards.
  • On Villamax's belt was a swortsword identical to Darkonda's; like Darkonda's, it had both a shortsword mode and a second mode with a much longer blade.


    "Darkonda."   Updated 5/7/05.
    Edited by Joe Rovang.  Content owned by Disney, used without permission.