Klank and Orbus
- robot assistants to Royal House of Gadgetry
Klank's head was copper-colored on his right and
silver on his left; his chest was the opposite; on the silver half of
his face was a copper-colored eye, the only eye he had.
Orbus's head was black on his left and silver on
his right; his mouth and body were the opposite; on the silver half of
his face was a small, black, circular eye, the only eye he had.
When Rita, Zedd, and crew
made it to Serpentera during a lull in the
Quadrafighters' attack, King Mondo smashed his staff against the
balcony railing, causing Prince
Sprocket and Klank to cower; Mondo
bellowed that he had specifically ordered for Rita and Zedd to be
destroyed, and he wondered how they would ever complete their Machine Empire and conquer the universe if his Cogs
couldn't stop the likes of Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd; Sprocket blamed Klank for the blunder.
Mondo was furious
with Klank for rejecting Sprocket's
blame; he shouted that excuses were for the weak and that he demanded
strength and resolve from those in his service; he appeared to calm down
tremendously once Klank had apologized.
Mondo told Klank to
regroup the Quadrafighters to continue
the assault on Rita and Zedd.
Mondo told Klank that
if he failed again, he'd spend the next thousand years sweeping up tin
shavings on the dark side of Alpha Centauri.
Orbus could fly.
Orbus had a small square, triangle, and circle on
Zordon referred to Klank
and Orbus as footmen of the throne.
Zordon said that
together, Mondo, Machina, Sprocket, Klank, and Orbus made up the
leadership of the Machine Empire.
had reported that the Earth was defenseless and
Rita and Zedd were
gone, Mondo told Klank to prepare to launch
a full-scale assault.
Mondo had Klank
upgrade the artillery on the giant Staroid robot.
After Klank had completed the upgrade on Staroid, Mondo was amazed that Klank had once again
managed to save himself from the scrap heap.
In the balcony room of the Machine Skybase, a medical table was set
up, and Cogs dressed as doctors were making
modifications to Orbus, and then Klank as well, to enable them to make
Mondo's creations grow.
On Earth, Mondo commanded Klank and Orbus to make Silo grow; Orbus hovered out of Klank's
hand and transformed.
The standard monster-enlarging process was as follows:
Orbus retracts his head and feet and extends his very long arm with a
handle now on the end; Klank then swings Orbus around over his head
several times, then hurls him at the (almost always fallen) monster; Orbus extends his head and opens his
mouth, then shoots green energy into the monster from a pipe in his mouth, and the monster grows with green polygons.
didn't realize that increasing the volume of baby Joey's crying could be used for
destructive purposes, Orbus remarked that Sprocket was a mental midget.
When Mondo thought to
increase the volume of baby Joey's
crying, Klank suggested using Boohoo
the Clown, since he was wonderful with children.
Pleased with Klank's suggestion, Mondo told Klank that there might yet be hope
tried to claim the volume amplification plan as his own, Orbus and Sprocket began trading insults; afterward,
Mondo made no attempt to scold Orbus, but
merely to say that the plan had been his own.
Mondo sent Klank and
Orbus to the electric plant to meet Boohoo and Joey there so the baby could destroy Angel Grove's source of power.
After Boohoo's defeat, Sprocket and Orbus again exchanged insults
without interference from Mondo.
When Machina told the
others to come up with a plan, Klank pointed out that he had come up
with quite a few plans but they were all ignored; Mondo offered Sprocket the chance to come up with a
Upon hearing the first part of Sprocket's pitching machine idea, Machina suggested that Orbus be the ball; Klank
said he liked the idea, but Orbus didn't.
and Klank were arguing, but Orbus broke it up to point out that Bulk and Skull were close to ruining the
pitching machine plan.
On Earth, Sprocket was fearful of the Zeo Rangers when Tommy
demanded to know where Rocky's Zeonizer was, and he blamed it on Klank, who
then said the Cogs had it.
When Orbus made People Pitcher grow, he first
injected the monster with green energy from his mouth tube, but then as
People Pitcher stood, Orbus
also flew up and shot a blue ray from his chest which enlarged the
On Earth, Klank and Orbus
scouted around a rocky area where steam was coming from the ground;
Klank told Orbus that Angel Grove was
waiting to self-destruct, and that they had to give it a little help.
Klank had found a hidden pocket of lava
underground just outside Angel Grove; Sprocket planned to pump out the lava and
use it to destroy the Rangers, but Klank and
Orbus were upset because it was their idea.
Klank and Orbus went to Digster's cave with Sprocket to observe the dig.
After traveling to Earth
with Orbus and Sprocket to watch Digster's progress in excavating lava
which would be used against Angel Grove,
Klank was soon back in the Machine
Skybase, where Mondo ordered him to tell
Digster to ignore Kat and continue digging; Klank was later back in the
cave with Digster and Sprocket.
Orbus used only his chest ray to enlarge Digster.
Once Digster had been destroyed, Machina was upset, asking whose idea it had been
to destroy Angel Grove with lava; when Sprocket said it was Klank's idea, Mondo was furious, and Machina reminded Mondo of his oil pressure.
plan, Klank designed a transmitter to control Puppetman.
to plant the transmitter, but Mondo told him
maybe next time and had Klank send the Cogs
Klank and Orbus were with evil Puppetman as he approached the Angel Grove satellite center.
Rocky, Tanya, and Kat were extras in
the new Biff Starr movie Invasion of Blueface; Sprocket, watching from nearby with Klank
and Orbus, wanted the monster costumes from the movie set to be in his
Klank, helping Sprocket with his plan to trap the Rangers in a movie
dimension, held an oriental fan in this episode.
After the Rangers had
been transported into the waiting room of Sprocket's movie dimension, Klank, holding the
oriental fan and a shopping basket, talked to the Rangers from a dark gray dimension through the TV
in the waiting room.
After the Rangers had
apparently returned to reality after changing the course of Sprocket's movie, Klank made up an
alternate storyboard (with Japanese writing)
showing their new monsters fighting the Rangers; the four monsters (only two of which had been stolen
from the Invasion of Blueface set)
then attacked the Rangers.
As Fortissimodo watched the Rangers fight the Cogs
while Skull watched the battle from nearby,
Klank observed that Fortissimodo was failing at his
task, which was to capture Skull.
To infect the computers in Angel Grove, as well as the Rangers' computers, Klank, Orbus, and Mean Screen were in a computer
room in a multi-story building, and on one wall of the computer room
were several monitors, one of which showed what looked like a scene of a
After the Royal House of Gadgetry had watched the
teens's scrambling over a computer virus, Sprocket thought to send down their own
computer virus since everything in Angel
Grove seemed to be run by computers, interrupting Klank before he
could suggest the same plan.
told Mondo that the failed computer virus
scheme had been Klank's idea, Mondo
furiously swung his staff at Klank, hitting him once.
After the Machine
Empire had locked on to the coordinates of Billy's spacecraft, Klank planned for them to
disable his craft and make him drift to them.
Mondo sent Klank to
set up an ambush and to destroy the Angel
Grove University warehouse if the Rangers
got too close to the spare fuel cells (which they needed to repair their
tractor beam), and Klank asked to take Mechanizer, saying he was good at
this type of thing.
After Tommy had been
crushed by Kim's breakup letter, Mondo wanted to exploit the humans' emotional weaknesses, and Klank pointed
out that they had a monster, Robocupid who had a love ray.
got credit for Klank's idea.
Most likely a different day, Mondo had Klank test Robocupid on Earth.
At an industrial park with Klank, Robocupid shot herself in a mirror
with the blue beam from her eye, then fell in love with Klank; Orbus
jokingly hoped that the two of them would be very happy together.
Orbus shot blue energy gears from his chest,
removing the love spell from Robocupid.
Before throwing Orbus to make Robocupid grow, Klank commented
that this was his favorite part of their battles; Orbus replied that of
course it was, since Orbus did all the work.
Mondo sent Klank to use Defoliator, but Machina must have already started her Defoliator plan days prior to
telling Mondo of the plan.
As Sprocket was
boxing Cogs in a boxing ring, Orbus was wearing
normal-sized boxing gloves on his tiny hands and wanted a turn; Klank
accidentally hit himself in the face with his boxing glove.
Orbus used both his mouth energy and his chest
ray to enlarge a monster; he would do so
again in 424-BlkF, 429-SmPr, 430-OBOR, 431-RBye, 432-DIKY.
Klank rang the fight bell to begin the second
fight between the Red Battlezord and
Mondo had Klank send
the Cogs to kidnap David.
Klank soon reported that David was deep underground in a cave below the reservation, protected by one of their
strongest energy fields.
Mondo and Klank, with
Cogs, watched from nearby as giant Mace Face fought the Zeo Megazord and Red Battlezord.
Klank found that the arrowhead appeared to be part of a magical
stone, and if the two pieces were reunited, it could have the power to
Mondo sent Klank to
Earth with Cogs to find
the magic stone.
After learning of the magical stone's location in
the forest, Mondo ordered Klank to send Quadrafighters to scout the forest.
Klank soon reported that they'd found a stone in
the forest that matched the energy
readings of the arrowhead.
Before he and Orbus tried seeing whether they
could enlarge Autochthon,
Klank's feet splashed through the edge of the sea water.
Klank and Orbus were able to make Autochthon (not a robotic Machine Empire monster) grow, despite their uncertainty
about being able to do so.
Klank and Orbus had a plan to use old parts from
the component dump to create Defector; they planned for Defector to gain the Rangers' trust and lure them to a place where the
Machine Empire could destroy them.
During what was supposedly Mondo's plan to stage a Machine Empire attack on Defector to lure the Rangers in, Defector knocked the Cogs back and then struck a seemingly unsuspecting
Klank before striking Mondo as well.
Klank shot a bluish-white energy beam from his
Klank turned a dial
on a small remote device he was holding, at which point Defector seemed to be in pain, and
light flashed all around him; at this point, he began fighting the Rangers, calling them suckers.
After Defector was destroyed, Mondo told Klank and Orbus that they had once
again brought shame to his empire and that the next time it would be the
two of them on the junkpile.
When Mondo wondered
why the humans were even more disgustingly
cheery than usual, Klank and Orbus explained that it was a uniquely human phenomenon known as "the holiday spirit,"
making everyone joyous and uniting them with a common bond of love; Mondo had told Klank and Orbus never to utter
the word "love" in his presence; this entire dialogue was in the
flashback during elderly Tommy's storytelling
decades in the future, so he may have invented the dialogue.
Klank invented a new weapon called the Bias Blaster, and Mondo sent Sprocket to Earth
to use it on the teens.
Empire was constructing a fleet of battleships in Angel Grove Forest, and it had been
Klank's idea to use invisibility
medallions to hide their presence.
Klank wasn't familiar with the sight of Pyramidas.
When Wolfbane was temporarily defeated,
Klank sent Orbus to Earth alone to make Wolfbane grow; Orbus used his chest
On Earth, Sprocket showed Klank and Orbus his
invention which was supposed to make monsters grow bigger than Orbus's, but it
actually shrank things.
Mondo had Klank
present Sprocket with a surprise, his
very own Tarantabot.
Mondo sent Klank with
Leaky Faucet to make sure that
every source of water on the planet was
contaminated with machine sludge by the end of the day.
In a room somewhere in Angel Grove, with a map of the Angel Grove water system on the wall, a
hanging lamp on the ceiling, and pipes on the wall, Klank debriefed Leaky Faucet impatiently; Orbus
told the monster he wasn't allowed to leak out of the pipes on his own.
Turning off a water spout after Leaky Faucet had flowed up into
it, Klank worriedly said he was sure to rust now.
When Klank and Orbus came into the balcony room
to present Somnibot, the robot Mondo had requested they assemble, Mondo, Machina, and
Sprocket were asleep.
Upon being awakened by Klank, Mondo had Klank send Somnibot to Earth in a Quadrafighter.
Klank and Orbus wore headphones while Klank
ordered Somnibot to battle the Rangers.
orders after Gold Ranger had blown Somnibot apart into pieces, Klank
and Orbus quickly reassembled Somnibot into a new form.
Klank and Orbus drove Somnibot around in the moving truck
of a thief who had attempted to steal a safe from Detective Stone's detective
agency; Klank thought it would be the perfect vehicle for their
mobile power station.
After Klank suggested that Gold Ranger was using a cloaking device to
hide, Mondo told Klank and Orbus send down
every Cog in the army to search the entire planet.
Klank and Orbus enlarged Borax, a Varox bounty
Klank reported that Gold
Ranger was being pursued throughout the galaxy by Varox bounty hunters.
Klank apparently overheard the Aquitians' transmission to Zordon concerning the Gold Ranger's well-being; knowing Gold Ranger wasn't well, Klank was sure he
would return to Earth to seek Zordon's help.
Mondo had Klank set
up a deflector field around the Power
Chamber as Trey approached; when a blue
energy barrier surrounded the Power
Chamber's exterior, Billy said that the "Command Center" had been encased in a
unidirectional nuclear reflective shield.
As Louie Kaboom, King Mondo's successor sent by Rita and Zedd, sat on a
throne which could have been located in the Machine Skybase's balcony room, Klank,
Orbus, and Cogs polished him and tried to please
When Louie told Machina to polish him as well and she refused,
calling him a pointy-topped commoner, Klank told Louie that the quickest way to win the
queen's respect was to destroy the Rangers.
While Louie was
trying to open the tiki of Auric, Klank told him
that he needed a key and told him about Jason, who was alone with the key at the lake.
Upon making Auric grow
with the key on the moon,
Sprocket told Auric that he was "Sprocket, the small and meek," and that he
needed Auric's help.
Sprocket told Auric that the Power
Rangers were a team of supervillains that planned to destroy the Earth; Sprocket
cried with the help of a hose connecting him with a pump (bearing the Machine Empire symbol) which Klank operated
from a crevice in the rock wall nearby; Machina stood beside Klank, noting that Sprocket was such a wonderful actor.
In hopes of showing Louie Kaboom that their services were
invaluable, Klank had a Cog set Orbus beside the
Midas Hound for Orbus to enlarge the
figurine; Klank addressed the Cog as "young Cog."
Orbus made the Midas Hound grow by shooting a green
beam from his closed mouth; the growing energy in all other growing
sequences came from the tube inside Orbus's mouth and/or Orbus's chest
When the Rangers were
beating Cruel Chrome, Gasket commanded Klank and Orbus to make the
Klank and Cogs to the park to ambush the Rangers to impress Machina and earn the crown; they became caught in
Gasket's time loop on Earth until Chronosapios was destroyed.
After creating the Mechaterpillar, Gasket led a full assault on Angel Grove, riding with Archerina and Klank in a gear ship among a fleet of
at least five gear ships;
their gear ship shot a
blue ray from its underside, causing large sections of the city to explode.
When Gasket told
Klank it was time to finish the Rangers off,
Klank thought to have Mechaterpillar make the Zords dance their way to oblivion, and after
some frantic dancing, the Zords sparked and
fell over, ejecting the Rangers.
As a gear ship lifted the prone
Super Zeo Megazord with a
bluish-white energy ray, Klank, in the ship's control room with Orbus,
realized the incredible opportunity for them to download into their
computers all the information stored in the Megazord's memory so they would know the
weaknesses of the other Zords.
The gear ships presumably left
after Pyramidas had destroyed giant Mechaterpillar; soon after the
destruction of the monster (which, oddly,
Machina seemed to claim as her own creation),
Klank and Orbus joined Sprocket and Machina in the Machine Skybase as they discovered that Mondo was back.
When Gold Ranger
grew weak as the Rangers battled Cogs in the desert, Gasket and Archerina stood over him as Gasket told Jason to
surrender his powers to him or be destroyed.
Klank teleported in, and Sprocket told
was looking for him; Sprocket then gave
Gasket the idea to personally fight the
Rangers in giant form, which Sprocket was secretly sure would destroy
Gasket and Archerina.
Klank thought Sprocket's plan to have Orbus enlarge Gasket so that Gasket would be destroyed in battle was
After Klank had
thrown Orbus, Gasket and Archerina grew to giant size with red energy
streaks rather than Orbus's traditional green polygon growth effect.
Klank was able to detect a transmission bound for
Triforia, and Mondo, having known the teens would try to call Trey, had Klank activate the laser alarm scanners to
warm them of Trey's arrival.
As Zedd and Rita drove away in their RV
after giving Sprocket a present as a
peace offering, Sprocket and Klank
(holding Orbus) waved happily, and Mondo
realized that Zedd wasn't so bad after all
(said in a complimentary manner).
The present from Rita and
Zedd was actually a bomb which blew the Royal House of Gadgetry into pieces on the
surface of the moon; amidst the debris was
Klank's disembodied head, and his arms and legs, apparently still
attached to his body, still moving about.
Orbus wasn't visible in the wreckage of the Royal House of Gadgetry.
After Dark Specter
had told Astronema to summon all of his evil forces to finally take over the universe, Klank entered the Machine Skybase balcony with Orbus, telling King
Mondo that the order had come in (probably from Elgar for Astronema).
Mondo told Klank to
prepare for the biggest battle the universe
had ever seen, but Klank replied, "Already done!"
In the Machine
Skybase factory complex, the massive Cog army
stood up at once; meanwhile, gear
ships and Quadrafighters flew
Klank and Orbus weren't on Phantom Ranger's home planet when Zordon's
energy wave hit, so their fate is uncertain.
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Around the time of or in place of 422-TrMe, hundreds of Cogs
and Quadrafighters attacked Master Vile's homeworld, led by Klank in a gear ship.
A hologram from Klank demanded that Vile surrender Lord
Zedd to them, as Zedd had been secretly
experimenting with some sort of great power in a plot to destroy Mondo and reclaim his moonbase.
Having overheard Zedd's transmission to Zordon about the Power
Coin energies, Mondo rejected Machina's suggestion of withdrawing his army, now
knowing they had something to fight for, and he contacted Klank.
After the Zeo
Rangers had destroyed all of the Cogs and Quadrafighters on Gamma-Vile, Klank grumbled and had the monster Scrap Heap assemble from the
Klank loaded Orbus into a launch tube in the gear ship's control room, firing
him out one of the top cannon spires.
As the Rangers
battled giant Scrap Heap, Klank
left on foot to make a deal; Master Vile
would soon lead him into Zedd's laboratory as
Rita and Zedd watched
the battle from a balcony.
Master Vile struck a
deal with Klank whereby the Machine
Empire took the Power Coin energies,
and Vile got some peace and quiet; taking
the canister, Klank agreed, after they finished off the Zeo Rangers, and Vile approved, considering it a personal
"Klank and Orbus."
Edited by Joe Rovang. Content owned by Disney, used without permission.