- Astro Megaship's onboard artificial intelligence
As the Megashuttle, which the four ex-Turbo Rangers had taken from NASADA on Earth, drifted
near or away from a black hole or wormhole on its way to Eltar, the Astro
Megaship, on autopilot, approached the Megashuttle, then opened up its front
section and used green energy streaks to pull the shuttle inside a docking bay which was
perfectly shaped to house the shuttle; the front section then closed,
sealing the shuttle inside.
DECA (pronounced "deck-a"), the Megaship's onboard computer, had small
black cameras with single red eyes mounted on walls all over the ship,
presumably with one in every room and corridor.
As the four teens walked
by, one of DECA's cameras watched them (particularly Carlos), with "Intruder" in the upper right corner
and "Quantron Scanner" in the upper left with a picture of a Quantron's head; the scan came up negative, and
in the next view of Carlos the "Intruder" and
Quantron scanner were gone.
Later, as the teens
looked around the engine room, DECA's
camera briefly preformed a "retina scan" on Carlos to attempt to identify him.
DECA had cameras above both rear console segments
on the bridge; she said nothing as Alpha began using the "Computer Systems" console
as soon as the teens had found the bridge.
When the Megaship was under fire from Astronema's sphinx ship, DECA made no
effort to warn Andros or take defensive action.
As the Megaship fell toward a planet's surface, DECA announced with her female
voice that they were at 200 meters and falling, but such a height was
far too little space to descend.
Soon after the Megaship had crash-landed, DECA reported
that Astronema's ship (presumably the sphinx ship) was landing, then
said that Astronema's forces were
disembarking, at which point Quantrons
appeared a fair distance from the Megaship.
Soon after the teens had
met Andros upon defeating the Quantrons, Carlos was
in the engine room attempting to
repair Alpha following DECA's instructions.
Instructed by DECA to connect terminal B-34 to
terminal M-78, Carlos sarcastically asked if
she knew how many little terminals there were in there, and she replied
After Carlos seemed to
short something out, Alpha sneezed, and DECA
said gazundheit, making Alpha say something
While later working under a set of controls on
the bridge, Andros had DECA program the shuttle for Earth to take the teens
As Andros had the Mega Accelerator set to Hyper Rush 3
after leaving the teens and Megashuttle behind, Alpha, having stowed away in the Megaship, entered, surprising him mildly;
Alpha told him he was making a big mistake,
telling him the five of them had the same mission and were supposed to
be a team; DECA agreed that Alpha had a valid
Andros rudely insisted
that he worked alone and didn't need them, but Alpha made him think about the fact that if he
were going to rescue Zordon, he'd need all the
help he could get, and Andros had DECA turn the
Megaship around after remembering the teens' words about working together.
When Andros had DECA
scan for Astronema once the Megaship had lifted off after the five Rangers' first battle together, she used the
short-range scanners, as the long-range scanners were still down; she
found the sphinx ship,
which she called an unknown spacecraft, approaching from quadrant 415.
DECA controlled the vital systems of the Megaship; she had eyes and ears all over
the ship, and, as she bragged, spoke over 3,000 languages, navigated all
known galaxies, and was certified in medicine and psychology.
At the "Operations & Safety" console on the bridge, Andros
pressed two buttons to silence DECA's bragging; she would soon, however,
have her voice back.
Once the teens had
decided to set a course for Earth, Alpha turned off DECA's voice when she was
telling him how complex setting courses was.
After the teens were
attacked by Quantrons in Angel Grove, Andros
called DECA, telling her to position the shuttle for launch and evacuate the NASADA buildings; the shuttle then emerged from its holding
bay at NASADA.
DECA was in charge of the Megaship alarms, and she would explain a monster detection once the alarm had gone
Inquiring about the Megaship's navigational system, Donatello asked about the computer, DECA.
DECA told the curious Ninja
Turtles that the Mega
Accelerator's maximum Hyper Rush velocity was classified
Later, Don, Mike, and Leo went to the Main Computer Control panel in one
of the hallways, and Donatello made alterations
despite DECA's craning a camera around the corner and telling him he was
not authorized to access that terminal; apparently all he'd done before
Andros confronted them was two snip a blue wire
and a green wire, at which point DECA talked with an attitude about
being "Certified Turtlefied."
Upon boarding the Megaship, 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.
Retreating once the Turtles had been freed from her spell after the ship
had passed through a reverse-polarized magnetic field, Astronema told DECA to self-destruct the Megaship.
DECA said the Megaship would destruct in 60 seconds, and
began counting down, making the Turtles panic.
After Donatello had done
something to the green wire in the main control port, DECA was restored,
averting the self-destruct.
When Don later apologized
for the reprogramming, DECA told him she wasn't programmed to hold a
grudge, then mildly electrocuted him from a console, and added "For
long, at least," and offered no hard feelings; Andros laughed along with the other teens, though at first with a startled goofy look
as though such behavior were odd for DECA.
DECA ran a lifeform scan through various galaxies
for Andros's search for Karone.
Once they'd reached
KO-35, DECA woke Andros,
then told him he was the only one awake, yet Carlos was lying awake in bed in his sleeping quarters at the time.
In the morning, Carlos
was already awake when DECA turned on the lights and told him it was
time to wake up.
Again departing after he'd brought the injured Carlos back to the ship, Andros told DECA not to say a word to anyone.
Soon, when the teens
asked where Andros was, DECA wouldn't speak.
When Alpha asked DECA
what she suggested since the communication links to the Rangers on Kalderon were overheated, DECA did a
visual search, changing visual to latitude 30.
As the four Rangers helped Andros against a stronger Ecliptor, Cassie
thought of DECA's new weapon, and Carlos
summoned the Quadroblaster, the
combination of the four Rangers' special weapons.
As Andros continued
collecting storm data while the Megaship
flew through a thunderstorm, DECA warned that the cloud mass was
unstable and that lightning strikes were highly probable, at which point
lightning struck the ship.
When Andros asked for a
damage report, DECA said moderate damage was detected and that possible
computer malfunctions had occurred throughout the ship.
After a second strike, DECA said a security
computer malfunction had occurred, and a third bolt caused the Simudeck to malfunction and bring to life real
Craterites, with DECA reporting a computer
failure and systems breach.
The next day, arriving in the woods with the others to help Andros and Cassie against
a horde of Craterites including the
powerful leader Craterite, Carlos handed Andros the
Spiral Saber, telling him DECA
had reprogrammed it off the data from the Simudeck.
Andros concluded that as
long as the Craterites hadn't mutated, it
should work, but the Spiral
Saber's Booster Mode blast failed to destroy them.
During the Megazord fight, T.J.
transferred DECA's Simudeck data into the Astro Megazord Blaster; a shot to
the leader's head in the giant Craterite
conglomerate destroyed the giant being.
DECA was aware of monster attacks in Angel Grove even when the Megaship was far away in other solar
On the bridge,
T.J. told DECA to scan the next galaxy for Zordon, but the alarm sounded, and the teens went down to battle Destructipede after T.J. had told DECA the scan would have to wait.
As the teens hunted Carlos after he'd turned into a Barillian Bug and hidden
somewhere in the Megaship, Ashley was startled by a beep on the bridge, and when she asked who was
there, DECA replied, "I am DECA, onboard computer."
Why DECA couldn't
have told the teens where Bug-Carlos was is unknown.
Later, when Bug-Cassie broke free from the med table, DECA told Ashley on the bridge about a disturbance in the infirmary.
After Andros had
awakened from a distressing dream, DECA reassured him that he'd only
That morning, as Andros
angrily walked into the workbay with an AmScanner, DECA observed that he
appeared upset; when he went to his jump
tube after checking a planet on the starchart display, DECA told him
he must not go to the planet Onyx, as it was
located in a prohibited sector, but he went anyway after telling her she
didn't know where he was going.
As the ravaged Astro
Megazord crackled with blue electricity, DECA spoke in a sluggish
voice to warn of the energy levels nearly depleted; her warning kept
repeating, slowly dying out; at the time, the ship's energy levels were
dropping from 15%.
Just before the energy levels hit 0%, DECA's
nearly-dead, low-pitched voice announced that the energy levels were
depleted, and the Megazord collapsed;
DECA's voice was then low and garbled beyond recognition.
Later in orbit as the teens examined the damage, DECA said something in
her low, garbled voice after Andros had learned
of the engine circuits and scanning
circuits being gone, and he said first they had to fix DECA.
By now, the bridge appeared repaired; presumably
DECA had been repaired first as Andros had
In the warehouse where the Rangers had been chained up after defending
Storm Blaster against Astronema's forces, Lionizer told the Rangers to lower the Megaship's shields, but Ashley called out to tell DECA to keep the shields
On the Megaship
disguised as Ashley, 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.
Later frustrated by not getting the chance to
knock Andros out, Astronema pointed at a monitor on the "Computer
Systems" console, and it suddenly showed giant Sting King rampaging in Angel Grove, even though DECA said her sensors
detected no monster on Earth.
DECA had a camera in the hidden healing chamber where Zhane was held in cryogenic stasis.
Ashley had DECA run a
scan of the ship after Kadix beings had
triggered damage throughout the ship.
Later, after Kadix
beings had boarded the ship after a crash-landing, Andros, outside, used his communicator to tell DECA to seal all
doors, which she did, though she failed to close the exterior space hatch.
Soon afterward, DECA announced that the Megaship was under full attack, that she
was sealing off all exits, and that she was scanning for any intruders
As the teens scanned for
the source of Darkonda's hologram that had
appeared on Earth, Zhane
asked DECA to bring up the transmission; she replied that the source
vector data had been computed but that the distance was unknown.
Moments after Ashley
directed the scan toward quadrant 989.2, the teens looked at the "Communications" monitor, and
DECA said multiple lifeform energies had been detected.
When Praying Mantis attacked on Earth while the five teens
were on the bridge and Zhane was elsewhere in the ship, DECA volunteered
to alert Zhane, but the teens adamantly told her not to, thinking Zhane needed rest.
Parting, Andros ordered
DECA not to tell Zhane.
scanners couldn't penetrate the dense atmosphere of Centaur B.
memories, the voice of a woman who had cared for Andros and Karone as
children (perhaps their mother) at one point sounded just like DECA.
DECA notified the teens
of reports of several unknown disturbances on Earth, and after tapping some buttons at Ashley's station, Cassie
found that the Psycho Rangers were
attacking random people on Earth.
After Zhane had been
kidnapped and taken to the old library, the teens were able to quickly pinpoint his location
with the computer.
At "Operations & Safety" with Carlos and Alpha as the
teens scanned for Ashley, T.J. told Andros he was expanding parallel 38.5, and Andros had Carlos change
scanning sensitivity to ten microns, which Alpha remarked would take some time, and Carlos said they were scanning parallel 40.2.
Cassie soon asked DECA
for a scanning directive, and DECA said they were beginning parallel
When Andros told DECA to
scan for the Mega Voyager, she initiated
Later told that quadrant 22H was clear, Zhane expanded the unilateral search; Cassie reported no trace of the Mega Voyager in the Milky Way, but Carlos then got a scan on the vortex which had
taken the Megazord.
After the Psycho
Rangers had been destroyed, T.J. planned to
reprogram the computers to scan for Zordon
Probably months after 639-Ghst, the Megaship was flying through space as Alpha played a
chess game on the bridge with DECA;
the chessboard consisted of small clusters of clear and dark blue
crystal squares at different heights, with approximately equal numbers
of black and white pieces captured.
Alpha awaited DECA's
move, and she told him her move in what seemed like a slightly more
human voice than she'd had before; Alpha went
along with her choice, but told her not to say he hadn't warned her,
causing her to change her move.
Pretending to think for a moment, Alpha amusedly put DECA in checkmate; DECA was
alarmed, and Alpha giggled that her first
move would have won.
DECA watched Alpha and
scornfully realized he'd been "blunking"; Andros corrected, "bluffing," and she replied with
annoyance, "Whatever."; this was the first time DECA had displayed such
On the viewscreen, a weak transmission from an
astronaut stranded on the planet Forza came in
as he tried to contact NASADA for help; DECA
automatically chose to lock in a course.
After Ecliptor had
boarded the ship once it had been trapped in an energy web, with the Rangers powerless on the planet below, Alpha
rushed to the engine portion of the
center stations and set DECA to security password access only.
Ecliptor hurled Alpha across the bridge, then told DECA that the ship's
top-secret data files were now under his control; when DECA asked him to
enter his security password, Ecliptor used
his sword to slash off her camera above "Computer Systems"; she then
told him from "Operations & Safety" that that was an invalid entry and
to please try again.
Ecliptor approached Alpha to get the password; backing out of the bridge timidly, Alpha hit the door controls, and the door
slammed shut on Ecliptor, pinning him on the
floor beneath the doorway.
Watching as Alpha fled
down the hallway, DECA congratulated Alpha on
his nice move, and he cheerfully thanked her.
Alpha then timidly
scurried into a dark cargo room and noted that if Ecliptor got the password, he'd control the
ship, and DECA, from a camera above him, agreed, telling him they
couldn't let him get it.
Alpha tried to hide
further in the cargo room but was found; he refused his last chance to
give Ecliptor the password.
As Ecliptor prepared
to strike, DECA suddenly tilted the ship, making towers of containers
fall on Ecliptor, burying him and letting Alpha escape.
Soon, Ecliptor got in
the Megalift and asked which deck the Hyper
Accelerators were on; DECA told him and took him there as ordered,
but on Megadeck 6, Alpha, congratulating DECA, had emptied a silver
case of hundreds of silver balls on the floor outside the Megalift doors, making Ecliptor fall when he stepped out.
Ecliptor soon forced
his way through the engine room door
with his sword, planning to do some reprogramming.
Hiding behind some bins, Alpha opened the bay doors slightly, nearly
sucking Ecliptor outside.
Ecliptor grabbed the
doors, shot the control panel with a green energy bolt from his sword,
and got back inside before the doors sealed; Alpha fled, and he decided not to go after the
Ecliptor accessed the
computer's top-secret database from the engine room's control kiosk.
Called by Astronema,
Ecliptor heard a beep and suddenly said he'd
discovered the location of the Mega
Voyager; Astronema told him to go there
and destroy it.
In the circuitry inside the engine core, Ecliptor ripped out a crackling cable and
prepared to touch it to his remote
device, saying this should be enough power.
As the engine
died out, Ecliptor touched the cable to the
device, and he streaked into the
control kiosk as green energy.
As the Megaship
approached Earth, Velocifighters shot at it, and the Megalasers returned fire but
missed repeatedly; at this point, Andros had
not yet had the lasers readied, suggesting that they had been fired by
the ship automatically.
On Andros's orders, Ashley readied the Megalasers, putting them on
standby, but the Megalasers
continued firing back at the Velocifighters; when Andros had her fire, the same turrets shot again,
missing several times but finally managing to blow up two Velocifighters.
The Megaship was aboard Terra Venture and had been converted into a
museum; DECA was the announcer,
and Alpha was a tour guide.
After closing down the museum, Kai
told Damon that his friends had flown through a
dimensional portal to save another world,
but the portal had closed; Damon began to leave, not believing him.
Kai said the Megaship was the only craft that had a
chance of making it through, adding that if he couldn't save his
friends, then they were gone forever.
Kai needed Damon's help, saying the Megaship had flown in there (Terra Venture) and it now had to fly out,
but Damon doubted it could even get off the
After Damon had left, Kai told DECA to close the exit ramps, and she did
so, and Kai had the reluctant Alpha try to help him before Damon returned to help.
Damon, stabilizing the
systems, told DECA to shut down all auxiliary systems and kick the birds
out of the exhaust ports, and she agreed.
After Maya had heard the
Galactabeasts in trouble days or weeks
later, Leo asked if the Megaship was ready to go, and Damon replied that it was but that the navigations
were all down.
As Furio and Stingwingers were stuck in the elevator
leading up to Command Headquarters, Alpha called the Rangers to tell them of Furio's attack but told them he had something to
help them against Furio.
The workbay had been
converted into a Jet Jammer bay.
Alpha said DECA and he
had just completed building the Jammers for
After an attack from the Scorpion Stinger, DECA announced that the
engine was offline.
DECA would announce the presence of the Shark Brothers in the Forest Dome for the teens.
While Mike was in the infirmary after being defeated by Chameliac, Alpha had been as yet unable to scan the disc Mike had found, as it had been badly damaged in the
Later on the Megaship bridge, Mike, ignoring Alpha's
instruction that he should be in bed, inserted the damaged minidisc into
a black reader device; DECA announced reconstruction of sectors 07-2459,
and on the monitor formed schematics of the laser dish, which was the only
DECA had a camera in the empty room which led to
the Power Vault in which the Astro Morphers had been stored.
As Leo learned from refugee
Haley that Mike was missing as Terra
Venture approached the portal out of
the Lost Galaxy, DECA panned her east
camera from Haley to Leo and said the portal
was rapidly closing.
As the Scorpion
Stinger was crushing the Megaship,
Leo said the only way to stop Trakeena was to put the Megaship on self-destruct; Damon refused, but Kai said
it was their only hope, and Damon angrily
DECA announced the initiation of the
self-destruction sequence, announcing self-destruction in 90 seconds;
she would also announce the 60 and 45-second marks.
DECA was presumably destroyed during the Megaship's detonation.
Edited by Joe Rovang. Content owned by Disney, used without permission.