- evil spirits released after 5,000 years of captivity, and their allies
ruins which were identical to the design of Bansheera's ancient palace, nomads in an apparently Egyptian desert accidentally opened a crevice into
the Tomb of Forever below.
Having removed the sarcophagus lid after breaking
the magical seal, the nomads peered in at
the white light within, at which point a blue streak of light shot out
with a small shockwave, and they recoiled from mist and an explosion,
knocking them against the wall as the spirits of the demons flew out.
The demons were in the form of colored energy
wisps with horned demonic heads.
One of the demonic wisps, reddish-yellow in color
(perhaps Ghouligan), flew
toward the greedy leader nomad,
apparently into his mouth, as he screamed; behind him cowered his
cloaked comrade, but the third, reluctant nomad wasn't seen as they presumably
perished at the hands of the unleashed demons.
The demon-spirits (including the nomads' attacker) then flew out from the
crevice into the desert, and they soon flew through downtown Mariner Bay, blowing over signs and people.
Later, in a blazing apartment fire, the fiery
demon Ghouligan stalked
firefighter Carter in the flames, blowing a
wall of fire at him and his rescued victim; this would be the first of
numerous early monster attacks based on
natural forces and disasters.
Still on the rampage, the other howling
demon-spirits flew over the city, vanishing into gray clouds in the sky
which took them to the Skull Cavern, and
they then flew into the skull castle.
The demons materialized in the castle's main lair; accompanying them was a
large demon maw which would be a permanent
fixture of the lair, used in monster
Loki declared they were
free to reclaim the palace of Queen Bansheera, but Diabolico noted she wasn't there; he then told
the perturbed Vypra that they must care for her
Asked by Diabolico
who had done this, Loki explained humans had built their cities right on top of
their palace; to further illustrate
the point to the curious Diabolico, Loki projected an image onto the floor with an
orange beam from his finger, showing Bansheera's palace as it had been in the past, then
showing modern-day Mariner Bay in its
Loki lamented that the humans had built their ugly city (Mariner Bay) on their sacred ground, leaving
them with no palace, no queen, and no
ultimate power; no mention was made of the warlock.
Diabolico swore that
they would have their palace back
after they destroyed the miserable city brick by brick.
explained that 5,000 years ago, this part of the Earth had been inhabited by evil spirits, or
"demons," whose only purpose was to destroy and conquer.
Luckily, there had been a warlock who had been strong enough
to conquer them, and the demons were finally captured and entombed; a
flashback showed the warlock in
the Tomb of Forever in front of the
sarcophagus as the demon wisps flew in and the hovering lid sealed after
he slammed his fist onto his palm.
Despite their capture, Mitchell added, "we always feared that
one day they would escape and would return to Mariner Bay"; their fears had come true hours
ago when nomad travelers crossing through
the desert had discovered the tomb and
released the demons back into their world.
Arriving in downtown Mariner Bay with Batlings, Ghouligan told the Batlings they'd waited a long time for this,
ordering them to destroy the people before them.
When the teens morphed into Lightspeed Rangers, Ghouligan exclaimed, "Power Rangers?!", one of several instances
pointing to the demons' familiarity with Rangers.
Jinxer was now present.
Loki had discovered that
the Rangers' base was underwater, reminding
Diabolico that he knew what water did to
In the starry sky above the skull castle, purple wisps like those seen
during monster summonings coalesced into
a blue flaming streak, forming a faint blue image of a face as Bansheera spoke Diabolico's name.
seemingly pleased to see Bansheera, saying
they'd been preparing for her arrival.
but asked where her magnificent palace was; Diabolico said they were nearly there, but they
had a small problem, and Loki blurted out that
there was a city on top of it, and it was protected by Power Rangers whose base was underwater, and
she knew how they felt about water.
Fairweather detected something "alive" in the volcano with her, the
presence actually being the resurrected giant Magmavore.
When Ryan had been perhaps
five or six, Diabolico had appeared to Bill Mitchell in spectral form, rescuing
but taking away young Ryan; whether the other
demons had been able to exert this kind of influence before their
release is unknown.
Jinxer, Vypra, Loki, and Batlings were present as Olympius's giant cocoon flew over the city after
Impus had inherited Diabolico's Star
When Olympius planned
to infiltrate the Aquabase, Loki sarcastically told the "genius" great idea, as
the Aquabase was underwater, asking, "Ever
see a monster get into water? Of course not! We lose our power!"
In the Aquabase, Olympius was tackled into the pool by Carter, making bright white energy flashes as they
were lost from view.
On a beach, Olympius
and Carter crawled weakly to shore, soaking
wet, and Olympius seemed to be steaming
slightly; the Rangers were then released
from Olympius's star in his weakness.
Rushing to help the staggering Olympius, Jinxer said
the water had weakened his powers.
As Vypra and Loki came to the desert ruins, Vypra
said she'd been there before; looking around, she led Loki one way and found the small crevice which she
then realized led into "the tomb," but
Loki remained sarcastic and clueless throughout.
In the Tomb of
Forever, Vypra spoke an incantation as a
rope dangled into the flaming pit within the open sarcophagus
(presumably the Shadow World), and the
formerly destroyed Diabolico climbed out,
where Vypra would welcome him "back to the land
of the living."
Neither Jinxer nor Batlings suffered any obvious ill effects from
wading knee-deep in a small artificial pond of water.
announced he was king of all winged demon creatures; on his head was a
gold crown, and on his chest were the gold V-bolts commonly associated
with the Troika monsters.
submerged in the harbor's water; weakness, if any occurred at all, may
have been in the form of increased susceptibility to Rescue Blaster fire.
plan to steal King Neptune's trident, Loki
reminded Diabolico they, the demons,
couldn't go in the water, so Diabolico
planned to summon the one demon who could go underwater, Aquafiend.
Aquafiend was summoned from a
lagoon, perhaps never having been captured along with the others.
The demons didn't appear familiar with Arachnor, and her demon-like
"wings" were actually spider legs from her back strung together with
At one point during their duel, Olympius told Diabolico to take a deep breath, as it would be
- ghoulish foot soldiers used by Triskull
Perhaps the year after Terra Venture's voyage, it was pouring and
storming one night on Mirinoi as Leo retrieved his Quasar
Saber from the jungle.
In a city on Mirinoi,
at least three Ghouls with glowing yellowish eyes under their black
cloaks were walking through a street perhaps after crossing a bridge;
they were apparently joined by a few more, for a total of at least
Each Ghoul had a sword.
Galaxy Ranger ran through the city and confronted the Ghouls with
his Quasar Saber, startling them.
The Ghouls charged, and Red Ranger did as well, fighting
and slashing them with sparks.
A Ghoul and Leo struck each
other at the same time, both sparking, but the Ghoul would appear okay,
while Leo fell to the ground, stunned briefly.
Lightning briefly illuminated the regrouped
Ghouls, who had white monstrous faces with tall black eye sockets
containing beady red eyes; their hands were white as well, with red
nails, and each wore an identical Y-shaped gold pendant around its neck
over its black cloak.
The Ghouls shrank into two gleaming balls of blue
light and flew up into the sky, followed by their master Triskull.
Flying away from Mirinoi, the three lights suddenly passed through
the purple/white/blue tunnel of light shown in 701-QsQ1 and 742-EsLG
(see "Portals"), emerging near Earth and flying down to Mariner Bay, California.
On the thirteenth floor of a glass skyscraper,
the mother of a girl named Heather knocked on
her husband's office door but was suddenly attacked by Ghouls from
surrounding offices, and they carried the screaming woman inside what
had previously been her husband's office but was now a mysterious laboratory.
Heather's mom struggled
from the numerous Ghouls, and she
ran in various directions, blocked each time by Ghouls, until she was
backed against shelves containing 29 bottles containing miniaturized
After miniaturizing the woman into the last
bottle, Triskull had the Ghouls begin taking
her life energy at once, and a Ghoul worked a control panel.
A Ghoul soon made a ghoulish grunt to Triskull, telling him of the escape of young Heather, who had been a witness.
Six Ghouls tried to capture Heather in an elevator to which human Triskull had led her, but she escaped by
throwing a ball at the head of the Ghoul grappling her; they then
stumbled over each other in the elevator as she ran away.
With a pained abdomen as he spoke with the Lightspeed teens, Leo told
them the Ghouls (with whom the teens were
unfamiliar) had tried to stop him from finding them (the teens).
Just then, three Ghouls arrived from balls of
blue light and charged, wielding swords.
Running, the Ghouls touched their briefly
glimmering red eyes and shot blue (orange-ringed) energy pulses from
The four Lightspeed
Rangers had difficulty fighting the three Ghouls.
Unmorphed Leo charged his
Quasar Saber and blew up the three Ghouls
with an energy wave from the saber.
Following human Triskull through an alley, Carter and Heather were
suddenly attacked by five Ghouls, whom Carter
attempted to fight unmorphed.
Struggling against Ghouls who were trying to
grapple her, Heather repeatedly bashed one in
the head with her ball, but a Ghoul grappled her, and the ball-beaten
one prepared its sword to strike her as she screamed.
Eventually defeated by Carter and morphed Kai and
Maya, the prone Ghouls were enveloped with blue
energy wisps and then dissolved upward into white fragments.
In the mountains as Triskull confronted the teens, he snapped his
fingers to summon the Ghouls, and seventeen of them rose up from the
ground with spectral blue wisps.
As Dana said they needed
more power as the Lightspeed Rangers were
surrounded by Ghouls, Leo charged his Quasar Saber, saying they had just the
Morphed Leo's fiery charged
slash to roughly six Ghouls made them dissolve downward, cloaks falling
to the ground, with green fragments.
Morphed Kai and Maya delivered their own charged slashes to roughly
five Ghouls with a double crisscross combined, making theirs fall with
green energy and vanish, leaving only their smoking cloaks; that was the
last of the horde.
As morphed Carter and Leo examined the shrunken people after kicking in the
lab door, they were attacked by at least
Morphed Damon and Kendrix suddenly leapt in, slashing Ghouls with
Leo fought and slashed one
as well, and his fell into an empty cloak, a sword, and a necklace.
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