- sister of Andros, abducted by Darkonda as a child; formerly Astronema (until 643-CTD2)
- substitute Pink Galaxy Ranger (732-PQsS through 745-End3)
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
The video showed Andros
and his apparently younger sister Karone as children, playing with a
hovering sphere, perhaps levitated by their telekinesis, in a park on KO-35.
Young Andros had the
same hair and wore all red, with the same belt as from his Megaship uniform, and wearing the
same locket he had in present day; on his shirt was a black star on the
chest near the left shoulder, and across the whole chest, where the Space Rangers' chest stripes would've been,
was a black stripe.
Karone had messy light brown hair with a
headband, a sparkly gold suit like Andros's red
suit, and also wore a round locket, bearing a design like Andros's rather than her future jagged M symbol
she would wear as Astronema.
When the ball had flown off to one side and young
Andros had run after it, a growling figure
(actually Darkonda, but not shown clearly in
the video) whisked a screaming Karone away.
At the time, Karone had been missing her front
Being carried away, Karone had kept screaming for
The park from which Karone had been kidnapped was
within or right beside the main city on KO-35.
Something told Andros he
was really close to finding Karone; he stood on a rooftop holding his
locket in his hands as he looked at the park from which Karone had been
On a nightstand by Andros's bed in his quarters on the Megaship was a lamp and photos of himself
and Karone as children, with a red border around his own picture and a
gold border around Karone's.
When a stranger (secretly a cloaked Andros) paid Darkonda
keycards in exchange for
information, Darkonda amusedly whispered to
Andros about a little job he'd done before KO-35 was deserted, kidnapping a little girl while
she and her "little brother" were playing.
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.
Astronema, having a
crush on Zhane, watched him from around a corner
as he left a movie theater with the other teens.
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 Astronema's 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
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, Astronema was
back in normal form as she created energy bolts around the teens as a distraction and then shot a note into
the tree beside Zhane from an archer's bow.
On Andros's nightstand
in his sleeping quarters were
silver picture frames of himself and Karone as children, with his
picture having a red border and hers having a gold border.
In the photo, Karone was wearing the same outfit as she'd worn when kidnapped, and she was missing her two front teeth;
she also had blue or green eyes, although she would have brown eyes in teen form. (Source: Teen eye color submitted by Eva Kortekaas)
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.
When Ecliptor entered,
Astronema asked him 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
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.
Watching the Rangers fight Batarax and Quantrons, Astronema appeared to be watching Red Ranger in particular.
When morphed Andros
defended a mother and her two young children (Andrew and Karen) from an
attacking Quantron, a purple energy bolt
from Astronema's staff stopped the Quantron dead in its tracks, making it fall
backward stiffly, its back apparently sizzling.
Andros and Ecliptor were both puzzled, and Astronema, shocked herself, walked off despite
Ecliptor's asking her to wait.
When morphed Andros 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.
During the intense fight, Andros's Spiral
Saber tore the locket from her neck, and the Rangers surrounded her before she could go
after it, and she retreated after having Batarax enlarged.
After the Astro
Megazord had destroyed Batarax, unmorphed Andros surveyed the rubble and found the locket,
which he opened despite Astronema
confronting him, and he saw the identical childhood photos which were in
his own locket.
Shocked, Andros asked Astronema 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.
toward him, still angry, but was startled when he opened his locket and
said he'd always had his as well.
Andros told Astronema she was his sister Karone; although
confused by the mention of her original name, she argued that he'd
destroyed her family and her brother, but he insisted that he was her
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,
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.
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!"
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
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
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.
that he had come to tell her that Darkonda
had spied on her and the Red
Ranger and then spoken with Dark
Outraged by Darkonda,
Astronema was angry at herself for not
listening to Ecliptor's warnings about him.
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
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 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
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.
Later, as she spoke with Dark Specter, Astronema swore not to stray from evil, and after a moment of thought, she agreed with
his orders to destroy her brother to prove her loyalty.
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,
as she knew where Dark Specter was holding
Soon, as the Megaship flew through space, Andros returned to
the bridge, startling and upsetting
the others when Astronema entered behind
Astronema was a bit
timid, but with a defensive attitude; she no longer wore her battle
When Andros explained
her presence by saying she knew where Zordon
was, T.J. said of course she did, as she'd helped
kidnap him, but Astronema coolly denied the
accusation, saying she would help them rescue him.
Cassie just wanted the
coordinates, saying they didn't need her help, but Astronema said there was a forcefield around
the planet which she could get Dark
Specter to lower.
As the teens were
extremely suspicious, T.J. said that if they took
her, she had to be restrained; Andros was upset
by the idea, but Astronema calmly told him
it was okay, then told the teens that Zordon was in the Kirak Galaxy, on the jungle
planet of Yotoba.
After setting the course, T.J. hoped Astronema was
telling the truth, and Astronema gave the teens a distrustful look.
Shackled to a post in the engine room, Astronema sighed sadly.
Andros entered with a
tray of an assortment of food, and she looked at him before looking down
Andros soon apologized
for her being tied up, and she bitterly acknowledged that his friends
didn't trust her; when asked if he trusted her, Andros said he did.
Asked if she trusted him, Astronema replied almost mockingly that trust
was a tough one, but she then tenderly said she was working on it.
As Andros started to
leave, Astronema asked about their parents;
he didn't know whether they were alive, but he hoped they'd escaped KO-35 before the battle and said they would be so
glad to learn he'd finally found her.
Andros told Astronema he could see a lot of Mom in her; Astronema wished she could see her now, then
asked what their parents had been like, and Andros replied they'd been the best any kid could
Andros and Astronema joined the others on the bridge, with Andros bringing five sets of shackles and
explaining that it had to look like she'd captured them; T.J. didn't think it was a good idea, but he agreed
and said they'd make it look real.
Once the teens had
reluctantly snapped themselves in, Astronema
summoned her staff from purple
To get Alpha's
attention, Astronema spoke, "Robot," and Alpha politely asked her to call him Alpha; she told him to open a communication
channel, and as he did so, he grumbled to himself that it wouldn't hurt
her to say please.
Staring straight ahead, Astronema politely said, "Please, Alpha," causing Andros
to smile to himself.
On the viewscreen, Dark
Specter, in a space background, told Astronema he'd been trying to find her; she
replied that she'd been busy, as she was coming in with all five Rangers.
greatly approved and told her to bring them to him at once, then lowered
the planet's forcefield for her.
As the Megaship
flew down through the clouds, DECA announced
approaching Velocifighters, and Astronema said they were escorts which they had
T.J. decided to follow them,
and Andros led Astronema out.
The Megaship flew
after the group of Velocifighters
through a fierce thunderstorm until T.J.,
unrestful, suddenly veered away and lost the Velocifighters, but the ship was soon hit
by lightning, disabling the lights and the engines.
Carlos ran out and did
something inside an access panel in the hallway, holding a spotlight; Andros soon returned to the bridge, having left Astronema in the engine room after she'd told him
something was wrong.
crash-landed in the jungle; Andros ran back to
check on Astronema, but only her shackles
remained, and the cargo bay doors were
ajar, leading the others to conclude she'd been trying to lead them into
As Darkonda approached
morphed Andros after striking him during a
battle in the jungle, Ashley grappled him and
had Andros go after Zordon; Darkonda
blasted the departing Red
Ranger in the back, knocking him down, but Astronema helped him up and carried him away.
blocked their path menacingly, telling one or both of them, "You're
Astronema pleaded for
Ecliptor not to attack, and Andros shielded her, telling Ecliptor to leave her alone; Ecliptor paused, looking at Astronema's pleading face, and couldn't.
Astronema didn't know
what to say, but Ecliptor told her to just
go; as she continued helping Andros along, Ecliptor told her, "Be careful, my princess."
In a clearing, Astronema and Andros
came to Zordon's energy-draining setup, where
Zordon weakly said Andros's name, and Astronema was happily pleased by Andros's appreciation.
When Zordon's image
suddenly shimmered into Dark Specter's
laughing image, Astronema was shocked.
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.
Cassie shouted at Astronema that she was an evil liar, and T.J. said he'd known they shouldn't have trusted her.
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.
Astronema said her
trap had worked perfectly, and Dark
Specter, rising from the tube into a giant face in the sky, agreed
but said she now had to destroy them and be done with them forever; he
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.
Astronema told the Rangers to duck as she threw her boomerang;
they did so, and the boomerang slashed all the Piranhatrons holding them, causing the Rangers to realize as she freed them that
she was on their side after all.
Back up, Darkonda
prepared to attack the traitor, but Ecliptor,
arriving, blasted him repeatedly with his eyebeams; reeling from the
beams, Darkonda fell and exploded.
As Ecliptor staggered
through the Piranhatron crowd, Astronema rushed over to him while the Rangers kept the Piranhatrons at bay.
Astronema refused to
leave Ecliptor like this, but he told her to
get going, as Dark Specter would be back
for her and he would survive.
Ecliptor told the Rangers to get Astronema out of there, and they did so as Ecliptor tried to hold back the Piranhatrons.
Once the Rangers
were inside the Megaship's hatch, Astronema blasted at the incoming mass of Piranhatrons, making a large explosion, and
the ship then lifted off once the hatch had sealed her inside.
As the Megaship
flew through space, Andros and a guilt-ridden Astronema (no longer with gear) entered the bridge from the lift, and the others came up to her, feeling
The teens apologized; Astronema told them she didn't expect them to
like her, as she'd never had a friend or been deserving of one, but she
only hoped that one day they would believe she didn't want to hurt them.
The teens sincerely
believed Karone, and T.J. told her she had five
friends; holding Astronema's hand, Ashley added that she deserved every one of them.
As the Megaship
continued to fly through space probably the next
day, Andros gave Karone (still dressed as Astronema) a tour of the Megaship, but she was a bit overwhelmed and
Karone was glad to be with the teens, but she wondered whether the others would
forgive her for all the terrible things she'd done.
When DECA told Karone that
the other Rangers wanted to see her on
the bridge, she suspected they
probably wanted to throw her into the nearest black hole; Andros jokingly said there was one nearby.
On the bridge,
the others stood seriously as Karone and Andros
walked in; Karone was awkwardly friendly with them.
The teens had made an
important decision: based on her actions, they had decided to make her
an honorary Power Ranger, startling her.
Cassie presented a dark
gray version of the Rangers' flight
suits, with purple versions of three Ranger badges on it: the five-square badge
(with five purple squares), the triangle badge, and the Jupiter badge.
On the folded-up suit was a purple ribbon and a
communicator with purple wristband
Soon, fidgeting nervously, Karone entered the bridge from the lift, and the teens
were amazed at how she looked: she wore the flight suit with a purple
turtleneck, with her locket around her neck, and her short blonde hair
looking as it had when she'd met Zhane in
teenager form; she also wore little makeup, a great contrast to the
large amounts she'd worn as Astronema.
As the Megaship
was flying through space back toward Earth, an enormous asteroid dwarfing the ship
overtook it in a near miss, at which point Dark Specter came in over the viewscreen and
told the teens that Astronema belonged to him; if they returned
her, he would spare them.
Ashley pointed out that
his asteroid had missed them, and he replied, "Of course. It's headed
After the Megalasers and explosive devices
had failed to have any noticeable effect on the asteroid, the Rangers struggled to think of something they
could do, at which point Karone said Dark
Specter had sent the asteroid, which meant it had been programmed to
hit Earth, in which case she could get on the Dark Fortress and reprogram it.
Andros didn't want to
lose Karone again, but she said it might be the only way to stop the
asteroid; after a thoughtful pause, Andros
agreed to the idea.
Soon, Karone radioed to the Megaship from the Dark Fortress with an earpiece microphone;
she was in the form of Astronema again, but
without the extravagent makeup, and with 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.
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
told Karone he was her brother, but she blankly replied that she was Astronema.
On the Megaship
later, 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.
After Dark Specter
had been destroyed, putting Astronema in
supreme command, 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.
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!"
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.
victory was at her fingertips and that he couldn't stop her.
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,
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
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.
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.
Landing the Dark
Fortress in Angel Grove after the
destruction of Zordon had wiped out the forces
of evil but left Astronema's body unchanged, Andros walked outside carrying Astronema's limp body; then near tears, he set
her on the ground.
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.
Andros asked, "Karone?"
and she replied, "Andros?"
Karone was wearing her locket and a black top
with a zipper in front; her blonde hair was now down to her shoulders.
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.
Karone was happy to see the teens.
Probably another day on KO-35, the four teens
prepared to fly home in the Megaship
while Andros, Zhane,
and Karone were planning to remain on KO-35.
Karone was wearing a black bodysuit.
As the four teens
readied for liftoff, Andros got in to go with
them, saying his home was with them, and Karone
and Zhane went with him.
As the teens and Karone
talked happily, Zhane sat at a command station
and kicked his feet up, making the teens and
Upwards of a year after 643-CTD2,
the Space teens had recently visited Terra Venture but had returned to Earth with their powers after Pink Galaxy Ranger Kendrix had sacrificed her life to save Cassie, at which point her Quasar Saber had flown away.
As Deviot, having
mislead the four Galaxy Rangers to the
planet Kirassa for an ambush after they'd come
to Gwinnet seeking the saber, sent
word to Trakeena via a monster that the Quasar Saber was on Onyx, Karone was secretly listening in the bushes
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
wearing her locket.
How Karone had traveled from planet to planet is
unknown, although she may have retained the power of teleportation.
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
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.
When Karone actually swung back at the attacking
Villamax with the Quasar Saber, Villamax was sent falling into a chair, and she
was surprised by the strength of her blow.
Karone fled the building as Trakeena ran down the steps after her.
Outside, Trakeena was
angry with Villamax, but Deviot's monster Ironite ran up and told her of the
trap for the Rangers; hiding around the
corner, Karone realized she had to help the Rangers.
On Kirassa, the Rangers were being beaten by Deviot when the pink Quasar Saber flipped through the air and
struck his hand, then returned to Karone, who helped the Rangers flee.
Karone was wearing black leather, including a
sleeveless busty leather top, still without her locket.
As the Rangers
hid behind a rock formation, Leo asked, "Karone?"
and she smiled that it was her.
Karone wanted to return the Quasar Saber to the teens, admitting that she'd had to pretend to be
Astronema on Onyx;
she 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.
Leo didn't know how to
begin to thank Karone, but she told him they didn't have to.
As the Rangers
and Karone ran toward the four landed Jet
Jammers, Trakeena materialized in front
of them, and Villamax and Ironite joined her, as did Deviot and Spikaka.
Defended by Leo after a
blast had caused her to lose the Quasar
Saber, Karone fetched the saber and dodged Trakeena's swings, running up a mountainside.
shot a pulse of energy from her sword, then fought Karone and shot
another blast, sending her teetering on the edge of the cliff.
Trakeena mocked the
"mighty Astronema" and grabbed the saber by
the handle before Karone could fall.
With her sword to Karone's neck, Trakeena spat for her never, ever to mess with
her, then kicked her off the cliff.
Falling, Karone caught a rock ledge, but none of
the other Rangers were free to come to
her aid; she struggled until her fingers finally slipped.
Karone fell, but something invisibly caught her
by the arm, stopping her fall, and a glowing bluish-white spectral image
of morphed Kendrix appeared, giving her a
cheerful, "Hello Karone," to which the shocked Karone replied, "Kendrix...??"
As Kendrix waved her
ghostly hand over Karone's wrist, a Transmorpher appeared from gold energy, and
Kendrix told her she would become the Pink Ranger.
Kendrix flew Karone
back up to the cliff, telling her the others needed her help and that
she'd be there if she needed her.
As Trakeena prepared
to stab Leo with the pink Quasar Saber, Karone confidently grabbed her
arm, forcing it down slyly; she then threw Trakeena's arm back and kicked the saber into
the air, and caught it after kicking Trakeena
back into Villamax's arms.
Holding the Quasar
Saber above her head, Karone was morphed into the Pink Ranger with a pink gleam.
Immediately after first becoming the Pink Ranger, Karone knew how to
call for the Rangers' Orion armor as soon as Leo mentioned there being five of them again, and she
then called for their power-up mode fireball.
After the Rangers
had destroyed Spikaka with the Orion fireball, they demorphed and were pleased; Karone couldn't believe she was a Power Ranger.
Although only the
four Rangers had flown their Jet Jammers to Kirassa and Karone had arrived
in an unknown manner, she would fly to Terra
Venture alongside the others in her own, pink Jammer.
On Terra Venture,
Ironite grew, and Damon had Karone call the Galactabeasts, telling her she could do it,
but she then hopped up and down and waved her arms, calling, "Galactabeasts, over here!"; correcting her,
Damon held her arm out and cupped his mouth,
demonstrating the posture, and she was then able to summon them
perfectly with the phrase, "Galactabeasts, arise!"
Karone was thrilled as the Wildcat leapt in, and, told by Damon to transform, she leapt onto the Wildcat's head and called for Zord transformation with her Transdagger, then had the Orion Galaxy
Inside her cockpit, Karone was amazed.
After Ironite's destruction by the slash
called for by Karone, the Rangers
Later, Maya cheerfully
brought Karone into their quarters,
introducing it, as they both carried shopping bags.
Karone continued regularly wearing her black
leather suit after becoming the Pink Ranger; the only pink she
would wear would be the frequent use of pink hair clips.
Karone was amazed with Terra Venture.
Maya showed Karone her
bunk, the center pink one, and said there was food in the kitchen.
Maya told Karone this was
her home now, but Karone caught sight of the picture of Maya and Kendrix, unsure
whether she could be as good as Kendrix,
although she would do the best she could.
Maya reassured Karone, saying Kendrix would be honored to have her take her
place; apparently Maya wasn't aware that Kendrix's spirit had personally selected Karone.
The guys and Mike rolled
in a cart of food including a roasted chicken, a special feast for the
In the Forest
Dome, Karone was playing with some Terra
Venture kids when Leo arrived, and the kids
excitedly wrestled him to the ground before he laughingly got up and
told them their parents were waiting.
As the kids happily went to their parents, they
yelled goodbye to Karone and Leo, knowing Karone's
Leo took an inflated ball
from Karone and kept it from her; as they laughed over it, he called her
a big kid.
Karone remembered her kidnapping, saying Darkonda had kidnapped her when she'd been about
the kids' age, and it had been because of him that she'd become Astronema and hadn't really had a childhood, so
she figured she was now making up for it.
arrived, making people run, and Leo yelled for the
fleeing people to get out of there as Karone helped people evacuate.
Karone cradled Leo after his powers had been drained; the other
three Rangers arrived ready to fight,
but Karone made them retreat, and they went to the Megaship to care for Leo.
As the teens tried to
think of a way to restore Leo's powers, Karone
thought of a possible solution.
Karone recalled that years ago as Astronema, she'd once fought a powerful warrior, an awesome opponent whose power came
from two keys, and to prevent him from
combining the keys, she'd turned him to
As Karone was sad after her story, Leo hobbled over to her weakly, asking if she thought
the keys still had power; she didn't know,
saying it had been years ago.
When Mike rushed in and
told them of another attack, the three teens
wished Leo good luck, leaving him and Karone in
the Megaship as they left to fight Magnetox.
flown by Leo and Karone, soon lifted off from Terra Venture.
On the green planet,
Karone and Leo made their way toward the cave
where spiderweb-covered skeletons now lay against rocks near the cave.
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.
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
Astronema vanished in
purple energy, and the skeleton told Karone she'd passed the test,
releasing Leo with purple energy.
The skeleton told Karone she had proven her
worthiness and could now enter, and he then shuddered and collapsed to
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.
Telling the regretful Karone it wasn't her fault,
Leo had them start to leave, as there was nothing
more for them there, but Karone stopped sadly and spoke to the warrior.
Karone tearfully told the warrior, 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
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.
Returning to Terra
Venture, morphed Karone fired lasers at Magnetox as she flew in on her Jet Jammer, then rammed the monster and shoved
him back some distance into a railing, where the Jammer's engines died out, at which point she
Later in the park, the four guys played football
in civilian clothes.
As the girls watched happily, Karone said this
was the first time in her life that she felt like her past was behind
her, and her future a clean slate; she felt so alive.
Watching the guys play, Maya thought of a mischievous idea, even though
Karone wasn't evil anymore, and the two proceeded to spray the guys with
a garden hose.
Damon was working on a GSA-style wall panel wearing headphones when
Karone ran down the hallway, dragging him away excitedly.
In the Comet
Cafe, Karone dragged Damon up to the Job
Postings board to read the flyer seeking a chief mechanic for the GSA.
As Baxter and friends
mocked Damon, Karone replied that Damon was going to come up with a device that would
blow everyone away.
As Damon walked in the
plaza, Karone asked what kind of device he was going to design, but he
annoyedly asked her, as it was her idea.
When Alpha called the
two and told them of trouble, Karone was giddy as they prepared to morph.
As Damon was working on
his blueprints late at night after eleven for the deadline the next day,
Karone casually stopped by to check on him and give encouragement.
As Karone left, someone snuck by in the shadows,
knocking over a bucket, and she cheerfully called out, then left,
finding no one there.
The next morning, Karone consulted a pocket watch
while waiting for Damon.
Damon and Karone ran up
to the ceremony, but Baxter had already won the
position with identical plans to Damon's.
Karone started to protest, but Damon stomped her foot, congratulating Baxter calmly, telling him he must be really proud
of himself, and Baxter awkwardly thanked him
before Damon walked off.
When Karone asked why Damon hadn't said anything, Damon replied that if Baxter wanted the job badly enough to cheat, then
he felt sorry for him, and he could have it.
With Damon as he worked
on something in the workshop after helping Baxter successfully operate the transmitter against Decibat, Karone was galled that he'd
let Baxter get away with it, but Damon said the funny thing was that Baxter was actually a pretty good guy.
After Baxter had
apologized to Damon, having resigned and
recommended Damon for the position, Karone
considered that maybe he wasn't such a jerk after all.
With Karone along, initially holding Damon's arm, Stanton showed Damon his new office, a smallish GSA-style suite with a space window, design boards, and a desk.
showed the stunned Damon his new white uniform, Karone held the suit up to Damon, saying it would look great on him.
When Baxter casually
strolled by the doorway, Damon eagerly grabbed
him, leaving after convincing Stanton
to hire him instead.
Still holding the uniform beside Stanton, Karone called out for him to
wait, and Stanton looked at her,
smiling, before she ran after him.
In the Lost Galaxy,
Karone knew nothing about Captain Mutiny
from her experience as Astronema.
Needing more power against giant Grunchor, Damon suggested their Ranger powers, but Karone warned it was too
dangerous, yet Leo agreed anyway.
After the teens had
rescued Leo and Damon from
Mutiny's planet hours after their
departure without notifying the others, Damon
asked how the teens had found them, and Karone
replied dismissively, "With great difficulty."
The girls were laughing when they came up to
their door and found a bouquet left for them; Maya joked she was sure they were for her.
Seeing the tag, Maya
remarked, "Oh, they're just from the guys," but Karone told her never to
complain about getting flowers.
In Leo, Damon, and Kai's quarters on Terra Venture was a multi-tiered chess set
like the one Alpha had used with DECA aboard the Megaship in 640-IWeb, as well as a plastic extenda-sphere
just like the one young Karone and Andros had
played with as kids on KO-35.
As Leo, Kai, and Karone prepared to lift off in the Megaship from Mutiny's planet after rescuing Barbarax's former slaves, Leo asked if they
were ready to lift off, and Karone replied they were.
As the colony neared the impromptu New World (secretly Mirinoi), Karone wondered what they'd find on the
planet, and she was excited to see every
bit of it.
When the Rangers
leapt down after surviving the crash of the city dome (slowed by the Galaxy Megazord), everyone rushed forward
to congratulate them; Bulk and morphed Karone
Bulk and Professor Phenomenus were excited, and Bulk high-fived with Pink Ranger.
After the Rangers
had returned their Quasar Sabers to their
stone on Mirinoi, demorphing them and restoring
the Mirinoite village, Leo suddenly called their attention to an area of
blue light streaks, from which Kendrix's
ghosly image walked smiling, and she became solid as the light faded.
Kendrix happily told Maya she'd missed her, and the teens, minus Karone, hugged her happily.
Kendrix thanked Karone
for everything she'd done, and Karone said she wouldn't have missed it
for the world.
Perhaps the year after Terra Venture's voyage, the original five Galaxy teens
retrieved their Quasar Sabers to aid the
Lightspeed Rangers on Earth; Karone was absent.
Edited by Joe Rovang. Content owned by Disney, used without permission.