- robot queen of the Machine Empire
Bulk and Skull
were asleep as a gear ship
hovered over their field while Mondo and
Machina observed the two on their viewing globe; they were pleased
with the uselessness the humans demonstrated.
Mondo said if this
were any indication of the kind of lifeforms on this planet, they should have no problem conquering
them; then, Machina said, they would strip the planet of their resources and complete their Machine Empire.
Machina said their eons of planning had led to
this moment, when they could finally say the universe was theirs; Mondo told her to have patience; the Quadrafighters had just returned from
their scout, and it wouldn't be long until they were ready.
believe it, but he suddenly saw Rita and Zedd in the viewing globe; he pointed out to
Machina that they had a bit of a problem, telling her to look at who
was already here.
Machina was startled, saying she'd thought Rita and Zedd had
retired eons ago; she said they should have no mercy on them, and Mondo agreed, for they were the only obstacle
between them and the complete obliteration of the Earth and all the beings that inhabited it.
When Mondo, Machina's
husband and the king of the Machine
Empire, was excited about having an entire galaxy just begging to
supply its resources to his Machine
Empire, Machina reminded him that Rita and Zedd claimed this galaxy as their own, but Mondo showed her that Rita and Zedd, whom he
called "piteous peasants," were fleeing.
Machina always held a collapsable green fan.
Watching Rita and Zedd run, Machina said this was more fun than
Rita said that the most
evil person she and Zedd knew aside from King Mondo and Queen Machina was Master Vile; she said that if she and Zedd lived with Master
Vile, no one would touch them.
Master Vile said
that King Mondo and Queen Machina were the
only creatures in "the galaxy" more evil than himself; he said they
destroyed everything they touched.
As he and Machina enjoyed the view of Earth, a view they thought was lovely, Mondo said that very soon, all that they saw
would be theirs to rule with an iron hand.
When Mondo was
furious that Rita and Zedd hadn't been destroyed, Machina tried to
calm him down, telling him his oil was boiling.
Mondo and Machina had
broken away from the United Alliance of Evil and
had set out to invade this galaxy.
was Mondo and Machina's son.
After the Zeo
Rangers had defeated a group of Cogs, Mondo decided it could be an interesting
diversion to have a formidable enemy; Machina agreed, saying that their
journey toward galactic domination had been getting boring.
Machina asked Mondo
whether the Rangers worried him after he'd
said it would be quite an endeavor, he replied that they didn't him, as
although they would be difficult to defeat, it would make it that much
sweeter when he scattered them to the far reaches of the galaxy.
Mondo and Machina
were always pleasant and polite to each other, without exception.
After Mondo had
easily discovered the secret location of the Zeozords, Mondo and
Machina thought that not being challenged was growing tiresome.
Once the Rangers had
stopped the Cogs' approach on the Zord Holding Bay, Machina was quite upset with
the Cogs' failing them once more.
When Mondo revealed
that Klank was upgrading the artillery
on the Staroid robot, Machina said
in a sultry voice that Staroid was
so destructive and that Mondo could be so
cruel; Mondo asked her please to restrain
herself, since Sprocket was there.
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.
Mondo soon sent Cogs to get Rocky's exposed
Zeonizer from his bookbag, but first Machina
talked with Mondo to make sure Sprocket wouldn't mind.
and the Cogs pursued Kat,
Machina nervously waved her fan and said she grew weary of the delays;
Mondo ordered Klank to tell Digster to ignore Kat and continue digging.
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.
Mondo and Machina
hated the sound of the laughter of human
children; Machina said it made her oil boil.
Mondo planned to get
the children on their side since it was said that children shaped the
future of the Earth.
Machina called Mondo
Puppetman, Captain Pete's robotic sidekick,
gave Mondo an idea; when Machina said she
was sure it was brilliant, he told her that her compliments meant the
world to him.
Machina knew that the unmorphed Rangers were near Puppetman in the Youth Center; Sprocket verified this, saying the reports
Machina thought to send evil Puppetman to the satellite center
so he could broadcast his beam to all of the kids of Angel Grove.
Looking in his Viewing Screen at Cestro's spacecraft on Earth, Mondo asked
whose alien spacecraft it was; Machina said that it
appeared to belong to "one of those dreadful creatures from Aquitar" and that he had some nerve landing on Earth without Mondo's
reminded Mondo that it was Machina's
birthday and told him that he should get her a musician of her very own,
and when Mondo planned send the Cogs after Angel Grove High's
mystery pianist (actually Skull), Sprocket revealed that he'd already sent
Mondo said that no
one appreciated fine classical music more than Machina.
As the Rangers were
fighting Cogs and Fortissimodo as Fortissimodo was to capture Skull, Machina called out from a room other than
the Machine Skybase's balcony room that
she was home.
Machina, coming in to the balcony room just after
Fortissimodo had been
destroyed, said she loved surprises.
After Mondo had
overheard both ends of Billy's transmission with
the Power Chamber from Aquitar, Machina and Mondo planned to do away with Billy on his way home to make it easier to destroy
After Tommy had been
crushed by Kim's breakup letter, Machina
noted that broken-hearted humans were so
Immediately after Robocupid was destroyed, Machina
said she had selected Defoliator from their gallery for
her plan to take the teens by surprise with a
second monster before they'd had time to
Mondo said he could
still destroy all the Rangers in a single day,
and the teens' snow vacation lasted only a
weekend (presumably only two days), but it took Defoliator five days to cause a
heat wave in Angel Grove; therefore,
Machina had apparently begun her Defoliator plan days before
Machina was pleased with the idea of a Main Drain monster, as it could
drain the Zeo Megazord's energy.
Drain had been destroyed by the new Red
Battlezord, Mondo was upset, but Machina
reminded him that the Zeo Megazord had
Machina thought that boxing, Sprocket's latest interest, was much
better than "that awful karate."
When Sprocket asked Machina whether she knew
that one of the Ranger teens had a brother, Machina chuckled and told
him, "That's not so strange, dear. Humans do
that sort of thing."; she acted as though the concept of siblings were
foreign to Sprocket, but, as later
revealed in 440-TJOB, Sprocket had an older brother, Prince Gasket.
Machina wanted to raise the stakes before
delivering their ultimatum to trade David for
the arrowhead, and Mondo thought to use Mace Face.
wanted a new toy, Machina recalled that when they'd given Sprocket a lovely nuclear reactor, he'd
only played with the box.
After the Toy
robot was destroyed, Sprocket
wanted another toy; Mondo agreed to give him
another one, but only if Sprocket
agreed to take care of it; Machina told him to "keep it away from those
birthday, Mondo said it was hard to believe
that the day had finally arrived when Sprocket would become a man; according to
Machine tradition, Machina said, Sprocket had to prove himself worthy of
Machina had sent the Cogs
to get party supplies.
When the Cogs failed to
obtain party supplies, Mondo was again
disappointed in them, and Machina suggested a tune-up for them.
surprise present was Wrecking
Ball, a giant robot in the Machine
Skybase's holding bay.
After Wrecking Ball was destroyed, Sprocket apologized for failing, but
Machina said they were still proud of him, and Mondo told Sprocket he'd become a man and taken his
first step on his path to destroying the Rangers, and that this called for a celebration.
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.
Also apparently in Tommy's story, Machina thought to take advantage of
the humans' cultural differences, and Sprocket went to Earth with the Bias Blaster.
Machina said that Sprocket was their first-built son, but,
as later revealed in 440-TJOB, Sprocket had an older brother, Prince Gasket, who was actually their
Mondo and Machina
were dismayed by the presence of a sixth Ranger; they didn't appear to be familiar with
the Gold Ranger.
to turn all of the Earth's water into machine
sludge; Machina and Mondo said that not only
would it eliminate the humans, but it would
establish the perfect environment for their machine army.
Faucet volunteered for the task, Mondo
was reluctant to use him, but Machina convinced Mondo by pointing out that Leaky Faucet was the logical
choice and was currently ready.
After the six Rangers
had destroyed Leaky Faucet, Mondo swore to do hideous things to the Rangers when he finally got his hands on them,
especially the Gold Ranger; Machina told
him not to worry, since they had all the time in the universe, as machines were forever.
Machina was upset about Somnibot's destruction; Mondo was asleep at the time.
As the Cogs fought the Rangers and Treys in front
of the Royal House of Gadgetry (Mondo, Machina, Sprocket, Klank, and Orbus), Machina said she loved a good
After Mondo had been
unable to obtain the Golden Power
Staff, Machina reminded Mondo about his
oil pressure and his new robotic
Machina inadvertantly gave Mondo the idea to fight the Rangers personally.
Mondo, with Sprocket and Machina joining him, went to
the desert outside Angel Grove to retrieve the buried Damocles Sword.
Machina reminded Mondo about the last time he'd used the Damocles Sword, and Sprocket said Machina had said it was so
terrible that he'd hidden the sword so he wouldn't be tempted to use it.
Mondo told Machina
and Sprocket to be silenced; he said
that had been a thousand years ago, and he knew exactly what he was
doing this time.
Machina and Sprocket watched giant Mondo fight the Super Zeo Megazord from the rubble of a
building in Angel Grove.
When giant King Mondo
was destroyed by the Super Zeo
Megazord, Machina said she'd known this would happen again; when Sprocket was surprised to hear that it had
happened before, Machina reassured her son that Mondo would be back, and stronger than ever.
Machina wasn't sure when Mondo would return, as he needed a great deal
When Louie Kaboom
arrived to take over the Machine Empire,
Machina ordered him to leave, but he did not; fortunately for Machina,
Louie let Machina and the others stay
after he'd taken over.
As Louie 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 him; 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.
Machina and Sprocket to come down to
personally watch the fight between the Rangers
and giant Tough Tusks, and they
Back in the Machine
Skybase after Tough Tusks
had been destroyed, Machina called Louie
Machina, Sprocket, and Louie were together in what may have been the
balcony room, without arguing.
Machina planned to make the Rangers unable to stand the smell of each other
and make their team fall apart; when Louie, thinking the idea was stupid, asked
where she would get a monster to make
people smell bad, she said she knew just the place.
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
As Machina and Sprocket were being held as prisoners by
Cogs, Louie had Klank read his decree in the balcony room;
written in gear symbols on a sheet of copper-colored metal, it read,
"From this moment forward, let it be known that the leader in supreme
command of the Machine Empire is Louie Kaboom! Each and every machine shall
hearby owe allegiance to him, forever!"; Louie then had the Cogs take Machina and Sprocket away to be thrown in the dungeon.
Standing somewhere on the moon with Sprocket,
Machina didn't know what was happening when red energy crackled beside
them; neither she nor Sprocket seemed
to know in advance that Gasket and Archerina would appear.
Machina was apparently delighted that Gasket, her other son, had returned; Sprocket was less than excited by the
appearance of his brother and sister-in-law.
Word had reached Gasket and Archerina that Mondo was away, and they were there to ensure
that Machina and Sprocket were
protected, and to battle the Power Rangers;
Machina told them of Louie Kaboom, and Gasket, as heir to the Machine Empire, swore to throw him out.
Gasket, with a
map, scouted out an area beside Angel Grove
Lake with Sprocket; Gasket thought that the area would make an
excellent location for their Machine Kingdom, and when Sprocket pointed out that they already had
a headquarters on the moon, Gasket said that once he took over as king,
changes would be made.
After making Tommy
vanish, Gasket anticipated that the Rangers would crumble with their leader gone, and
when Machina witnessed his achievement, she would want him to rule the
entire Machine Empire forever.
Machina, in the Machine Skybase balcony room, was excited
to learn about Gasket's surprise; she
called Gasket her number-one son, and
when Sprocket protested that he'd
thought he was her number-one son, she told him not to be silly, as he
was the baby.
Sprocket took Klank and Cogs to
the park to ambush the Rangers to impress Machina and earn the crown.
Later, in what appeared to be a part of Gasket's palace, Machina was so proud that
she could cry when Gasket and Sprocket were bickering.
Sprocket asked Machina what humans saw in the noise they called music, and
Machina didn't know, but in 412-InOD, Mondo had said that no one appreciated fine
classical music more than Machina.
Machina planned to make Tommy unable to stop singing, thus making him
unable to pilot "his Zord"; Machina wished Mondo were there to see it.
A blue energy beam from above struck Tommy and Tanya in the resource center, first bouncing off the
synthesizer in front of them and then knocking them off their piano
bench; they were now forced to sing everything they wanted to speak.
The singing spell altered Tommy's telepathic link, making him unable to pilot
the Red Battlezord; if this is what
Machina had planned, it was a pointless plan, since Tommy hadn't been using the Red Battlezord lately anyway.
launched a full-scale assault on Angel
Grove, Sprocket whined that Gasket was at it again: he'd made his own monster and was attacking Angel Grove without Sprocket and Machina; Machina admitted
that at least Gasket tried hard.
Machina planned to attack while Gasket was creating a diversion.
After Mechaterpillar had been
destroyed, Machina lamented that she and Sprocket just didn't seem to be able to
make monsters as well as Mondo had, but Mechaterpillar had been Gasket's creation; this comment came just
moments before Mondo revealed that he was
According to Rocky, Machina's singing spell had gone away when
the monster had been destroyed, but Mechaterpillar (Gasket's creation) hadn't had anything to do
with Machina's spell.
After Gasket and
Archerina had been defeated by the Rangers but Gasket
still planned to be king (and do away with Sprocket, Klank, and Orbus), Mondo
and Machina teleported to
the lake, where Mondo said he wanted to discuss Gasket's plans to be king; Gasket nervously said that he'd love to stay
and catch up Mondo, but that he just
remembered that he and Archerina had to be
somewhere else, forever, at which point they teleported into the sky as
red energy bolts.
A 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
Machina's torso, with the head still attached.
Mondo and Machina
attended Dark Specter's assembly of villains on the Cimmerian Planet following Zordon's capture; they had brought along brown and
Later seated at the banquet table, Machina drank
a glass of lava juice along with the other villains.
Zordon's energy wave turned Queen Machina into sand along with most other villains in Dark Specter's invasion.
Edited by Joe Rovang. Content owned by Disney, used without permission.