- mystical key capable of opening gateways between real world andShadow World
Olympius knew Jinxer held the key to the monsters' Shadow
World, demanding he give it to him so he could go there.
The key was a small golden skeleton key with two
red gems beside a demon head design.
Inside the skull
castle, Olympius went down some stone
steps where he came to red double doors with fiery designs over the
Olympius inserted the
Golden Key into a golden keyhole with a demon head design resembling Diabolico, and the key's gem glowed.
After Olympius had
unlocked the doors and removed the key, they swung open into an orange
mist, and the Gatekeeper
emerged to allow him passage.
To make sure the Rangers never left the Shadow World after Gatekeeper had transported them
in, locked the doors with the Golden Key, and the doorway vanished with
Olympius told the Rangers the portal to their world was gone.
Examining Ryan's ancient
tome of heiroglyphics like those in the Tomb
of Forever, the Sorcerer of
the Sands asked if Ryan had the key and, when
he didn't know of a key, declared the Golden Key made all the
Creating a hologram of the key, the Sorcerer explained that with the
Golden Key, he could read the spells easily.
To escape the Shadow
World, Olympius held up the Golden Key,
and the doors faded into view.
Suddenly, lightning bolts from above blasted the
two villains back, and the doors shattered out of existence.
The key flew from Olympius's hand; appearing in the sky above, Diabolico taunted that there was only one key
to the place and he had it, holding the glowing key, and he then
Later taunting Ryan from
afar, Diabolico was holding the Golden Key.
During a fight with Olympius, Diabolico
nearly handed Carter the Golden Key which would
help him defeat Bansheera, but he didn't get
the chance before being destroyed and then resurrected as a giant
In fiery gold energy following Diabolico's destruction, the Golden Key flew
down into the Tomb of Forever and then
hovered in front of a blank block amidst other heiroglyphics.
The key hovered against the stone and, with an
orange flare turned, into an outline within the stone.
A strip of perhaps five square blocks in the wall
was as follows: the first was an eclipse, the second was several pointy
objects (perhaps the circle of stones), the third was now the key, the
fourth was five hands sticking up from within a square coffin, and the
fifth was a crude outline of Bansheera's
When Ryan touched the new
key imprint, and the figure turned into the real Golden Key with gold
light, hovering in front of him.
Ryan recognized the Golden
Key as the key that opened the tomb (presumably the tomb/coffin in the
skull castle rather than the Tomb of Forever; see below).
As Ryan grasped the
hovering key, the heiroglyphics throughout the tomb began to glow with blue light, and the
key's glowing gems then projected with reddish-white wisps a blue
rippling image on the wall.
The image projected by the key showed an eclipse,
then a horde of monsters reaching toward the
ceiling of a hellish underground tomb within the Shadow World.
Ryan promptly called the
Aquabase telling the others of Bansheera's plan to resurrect all the "demons" from the Shadow
Saying no one would stop the ceremony, Bansheera wrapped her tendrils around Ryan, making him drop the Golden Key which she then
Within a chamber of the skull castle was a large rectangular coffin
with human skeletal remains embedded in every side.
Ryan told Carter that Bansheera
would start the ceremony when the solar eclipse happened, which Carter noted was today.
To begin the ceremony, Bansheera had Jinxer
go to put "the stones" in place.
that she had waited a long time for this day, having Ryan imagine the destruction as she unleashed every
horrid creature upon his planet.
Megazord, hijacked by Jinxer, slammed a
giant tapered stone structure into place in the city.
Once the circle of stones was complete, the
ceremony could begin, at which point, Bansheera said, no one would be able to stop
In a cleared area in the city with the ocean
nearby, the Omega Megazord planted the
fourth of a giant six-stone circle.
Jinxer reported that the
circle of stones was almost complete, and Bansheera, holding the Golden Key, replied it
was time for her to join the party.
skull castle flew in atop a giant tapered,
flat-based stone of its own, the structure landing in the center of the
circle of stones.
After the skull
castle's landing, the Omega Megazord
placed the fifth stone, nearly completing the circle formation.
As the eclipse began, Bansheera observed that everything was going as
planned, and only one more stone had to be placed before her evil reign
As the eclipse began, the Omega Megazord prepared to place the sixth
and final stone, but it was interrupted by blasts from Carter and Ryan on the Red Mobile Armored Vehicle.
Despite the destruction of the Omega Megazord, the stone fell into place,
completing the circle.
Bansheera began the
ceremony by horizontally inserting the Golden Key into the keyhole in
the gaping forehead of a skull in the skeletal coffin, making it glow
red from within.
forth, "Forces of evil, heed my call! Gather now
as darkness falls!"
As the shadow of the eclipse fell over the city,
a purple energy beam shot down from the moon and
entered through the top of the skull
As the purple beam struck the key, it turned, and
the coffin's lid began to rumble.
Confronted by the Rangers, Bansheera, as she'd said repeatedly about the
ceremony, taunted that nothing could stop her now.
"Just as darkness conquers light, let evil triumph over right!"
Purple energy wisps then seeped out from the
coffin, apparently with evil faces in portions, and the lid lifted up
with bright purple light, revealing with a fiery puff the Shadow World's underworld chamber below,
filled with dozens of seething, roaring monsters.
As Bansheera called,
"Demons arise!" several fiery energy rings flew down from the moon, passing perfectly over the six giant stones,
and the peak of each was thus lit orange, each beaming a purple energy
bolt inward toward the castle.
Then, Carter managed to
kick Bansheera into the coffin, and she
screamed as she fell down the shaft.
As the purple eclipse beam continued into the
shaft below, Carter was barely able to hold
onto the shaft as Bansheera hung from him.
Just then, Diabolico's spirit flew up from the pit and
severed Bansheera's tendrils with a blast
from his staff, causing her to plummet screaming as Diabolico followed, laughing.
As the eclipse was departing, the Rangers pulled Carter
out of the shaft with a rope.
When Ryan turned the
Golden Key and removed it, the coffin lid slammed down with purple
wisps, first sucking in some demonic purple and white wisps.
The Golden Key was last seen in Ryan's possession as the skull castle crumbled to dust.
Edited by Joe Rovang. Content owned by Disney, used without permission.