Orb of Doom
- magical orb used by Master Vile to turn back time
Master Vile held the
Orb of Doom in a metallic sphere with tiny holes of various shapes in
Master Vile said
that the power within the sphere (either the Orb or its container) could
destroy a planet and all its inhabitants; Zedd didn't find this fact at all useful.
The Orb of Doom was the most powerful natural
crystal in the galaxy.
Red and blue energy briefly shot out from the Orb
of Doom once the container was opened.
The Orb of Doom, when placed properly on the Earth, would cause the planet to freeze on its axis
while it reversed time.
The designated coordinates for the Orb of Doom
were just north of Angel Grove.
Zordon told the teens that Master
Vile had summoned the darkest force in the universe, the Orb of Doom; he said it was a
treacherous crystal and described its ability to reverse time.
Zordon warned the teens that once the Orb of Doom was secured, it
couldn't be removed.
Once placed on the ground in the proper location,
the Orb of Doom shot out a blue energy ray which darkened the sky and
caused the ground to rumble briefly.
When morphed Tommy tried
to retrieve the Orb of Doom, it blasted him away with blue and gold
On the moon palace's
balcony, facing the Earth with red energy bolts
flowing around him, Master Vile called
forth, "Ultimate power, I command you, arise and conquer with venemous
sinew!"; the Orb of Doom again shot a beam of blue energy into the sky,
and now its upper half turned gold, while its lower half was blue.
Master Vile called
out, "Give me the strength, the power, and the might, and people of Earth, good night!"; the Orb of Doom, now no longer
gold and blue, appeared to explode (perhaps destroying itself in the
process), and blue energy streaks then washed over the planet, turning back time as Vile
shouted, "Ultimate power, exert your force! Reverse the Earth's natural course!"
What looked like the
shadow of a person standing nearby could be seen in the Orb of Doom just
before it exploded to turn back time.
The Orb of Doom appeared to turn back time roughly seven or eight years, based on
the resemblance of the teens' child forms to
their child forms during the Rock
of Time's time regression.
Many problems with
the Orb of Doom's time regression suggested
that the orb actually activated a powerful spell which merely turned
people (and some objects) into forms similar to their past forms, rather
than actually regressing time into the
The time reversal
left everyone in their same clothes and activities, turning them into
kids, with a guy at a strength-testing hammer game turning into a teen;
it turned a dog into a puppy and Lt. Stone into
Bulk and Skull,
still in police uniforms, seemed confused.
Lt. Stone had been at a
stop sign in his car, and he remained in his car as a kid, shouting
"Hey!"; only he, the six Ranger kids, and Bulk and
Skull seemed to be the only people to notice the change, with the
six kids retaining all of their memories.
While the younger
versions of everyone were in the same clothes as their original selves
(with the young Rangers retaining their communicators, unlike the Rock of Time's regression), Rocky now had spiked hair with a ponytail, Adam had a buzz-cut, and Kat
had shorter hair with her bangs cut; Billy
retained his thin-framed glasses.
Feeling hopeless, the six kids were scared and crying, indicating their
minds had regressed as well as their bodies.
Angel Grove now
looked like it did years in the past, making it difficult for the six kids to maneuver through it.
After the kids had left
the carnival on their trek through Angel Grove to the desert, young Bulk and Skull were now in punk clothes with
skateboards, and they only knew Billy.
The Orb of Doom had reverted the Command Center to its past form, but Alpha and Zordon
retained their memories of the present.
The Orb of Doom had only regressed the Earth back in time,
leaving everything else the same.
Zordon told Billy to remind the kids
to have fun, since their younger minds and bodies needed physical
Zordon said that there
was only one object on Earth strong enough to
restore time and the teens' powers: the Zeo
Billy's regenerator, powered by the Power Coins, had in 336-CEvF removed from Billy the effects of the Orb of Doom's time regression by rearranging his molecular
After the Zeo
Crystal had been activated, glowing red, blue, green, yellow, and
pink Zeo shapes orbited the Earth and returned the planet to the present, undoing the Orb of Doom's
When the Zeo Crystal
restored time and thus the proper ages of
the teens, it also made young Tanya, who was from an unknown time in Africa, the
same age as the teens; her memories and
continuity of thought were apparently unaffected during the time transition, indicating that the time
period Tanya was from had been under the effects
of the Orb of Doom's time regression.
"Orb of Doom."
Edited by Joe Rovang. Content owned by Disney, used without permission.