- demonic lava being formerly trapped on Muiranthias (500-TPRM)
Divatox said that Lerigot's Golden Key
was the only key to freeing Maligore from his prison on Muiranthias.
Divatox called Maligore
the "Great Flame of Destruction" and her husband-to-be.
Divatox planned to free
Maligore and marry him, then use his powers to raid all the riches of
Divatox assigned Elgar to head the capture of two humans of purity and strength on Earth to serve as her dowry to Maligore.
After receiving Divatox's ultimatum that they surrender Lerigot, Zordon believed
that Divatox planned "to use Lerigot and his Golden
Key to pass through the treacherous Nemesis Triangle into another dimension," and that once there she would
"likely travel to the lost island of Muiranthias and attempt to join forces with
an evil creature named Maligore, at which point not even the Zords (presumably the Zeozords, Super
Zeozords, etc.) would be able to stop them.
Two days later,
seeing that only Jason remained in the bilge, Divatox
said they'd have to make do with only one sacrifice, but she could have
sent the Piranhatron-like warriors to
recapture the escaped prisoners.
The Malachians were savage tribal warriors
who inhabited Muiranthias; according to Divatox, they were the guardians of Maligore.
Divatox planned to feed
Maligore with Jason and Kim, then use the Liarians as dessert.
In the center of the Serpent's Temple was a lava pit; as Divatox took in the sights of the temple, she said the lava would have to go
but that the main room was where they'd do all their entertaining.
Divatox, calling out to
Maligore, referred to herself as his one and only true soulmate; she
said their wedding had been long and coming, and she now brought him to
perfect specimens (Jason and Kim, suspended over Maligore's lava pit) to seal
their matrimonial pact.
Divatox told Maligore
to come forth and let evil twist Jason and Kim's souls;
she also told him to be free again and join forces with her.
Jason and Kim were lowered into the pit, then they
appeared in clouds of flame back on the ledge, evil with growling low
voices, red eyes, and enhanced strength; Divatox then told the two, calling them
Maligore's children, to destroy those who would threaten the flames of
Evil Jason got over Tommy and choked him on the edge of the lava pit;
Divatox yelled at Jason to throw him in, as Maligore's power would
exceed, but Jason said this one was his.
Yara and Lerigot released from their hands gold sparkling
energy which turned Kim good again.
As Tommy and Kim were struggling to prevent evil Jason from falling into the lava pit, an explosion
from the pit knocked them all clear of the area; Jason, appearing not to have reddish eyes anymore,
stumbled away looking quite confused.
Kim and Jason's being turned evil, Jason's fighting Tommy, Kim's purification, and Jason's dangling over the lava pit were all
verified by the flashback in 501-SIT1.
Divatox told Maligore
to arise and meet his bride so that together they could exact revenge on
Lerigot, descendant of those who had
imprisoned him; at this point, Maligore had begun to rise from the lava.
Seeing that Kim was
freeing the Liarians, Rygog said that the humans
were turning pure again.
For a sacrifice, Divatox wrapped her eel around Elgar's
neck, and he fell into the pit.
When Maligore reached a clawed hand over the rim
of the lava pit, Divatox's smile faded.
The surface of Maligore's body resembled a
hardened version of the lava that had been in the lava pit; the cracks
between the rocky surface of his exterior were glowing orange.
As Divatox slowly
turned to Rygog and shook his hands excitedly,
Rygog said, "He's ba-ack!"
Maligore was significantly taller than a human, perhaps standing ten feet tall or more.
When the large Maligore climbed out of the pit,
Divatox looked nervous; Rygog asked her if she was sure about this.
While Maligore was growling at the Rangers as they summoned their Turbo Weapons, Divatox was trying to sneak behind Rygog, but he told her to talk to Maligore.
Walking up to Maligore, Divatox chuckled and told him he looked great and
hadn't changed a bit.
When Divatox tried to
shake Maligore's claw, she was electrocuted, making her scream and pull
Maligore appeared to be impervious to the lasers
of the Turbo Weapons.
Maligore clawed each of the Rangers, making them spark; Adam was momentarily paralyzed.
When Adam attempted to
distract Maligore by telling him his bride was leaving, Maligore looked
and saw Divatox preparing to leave with Rygog.
Somewhere on Muiranthias, a volcano began to erupt just
before Maligore broke out of the temple to
follow the Rangers outside.
When Maligore burst through the wall, he was
darker, with his orange cracks not glowing.
After the Rangers
had gotten into their Turbozords, Maligore
grew to giant size with a fire cloud effect; in giant form, he was back
to his original color.
Giant Maligore blew a stream of fire from one
After being dealt a slash across his midsection
by the Turbo Megazord Saber as the
Turbo Megazord glided past him, giant
Maligore fell off a cliff, perhaps into the ocean, causing a huge
The volcano on Muiranthias continued to erupt after Maligore
had been destroyed.
Elgar, steaming as he
attended Divatox's gathering of villains some time later, said he was still a
little crispy from the Pit of Eternal Fire.
The flashback of 500-TPRM showed no more of Maligore than his
foot and the beginning of his surfacing from the lava.
recent failed engagement, Porto said that
Maligore had left Divatox at the altar.
Dark Specter, the
monarch of all evil, looked exactly like a giant
Maligore, though often probably much larger in size.
Edited by Joe Rovang. Content owned by Disney, used without permission.