|“||At last, the Power Rangers. Let me introduce myself. I am the destroyer of your world. I am Imperious, dark wizard of the underworld.||„|
|~ Imperious introducing himself to the Mystic Force Power Rangers.|
Imperious (referring to himself as the "Dark Wizard"), also known as "Master Imperious" is one of the two major antagonists from Power Rangers Mystic Force, alongside Morticon. He is a selfish evil wizard that sees and believes that magic itself as a way to fulfill one's own desires and dreams. He is the main antagonist in the second half of Mystic Force and is the archenemy of Daggeron the Solar Knight Ranger.
He takes over as the new general of the Morlocks after Morticon is destroyed.
He was voiced by Stuart Devine.
Not much was known about Imperious until the two-part episode "Heir Apparent" He was originally a human named Calindor who was once a kind friend of Udonna's and was trained beside Daggeron by Leanbow. However, he became corrupted by dark magic and discarded Leanbow's teachings, having grown tired of constantly hearing about honor and having to play by the rules. During the Great Battle he betrayed his fellow Mystics and ambushed Daggeron, who was escorting Leanbow and Udonna's infant son Bowen away from the battle. Calindor demanded baby Bowen be handed to him, but Daggeron refused, and the two former friends engaged in a battle that ultimately led to them being magically sealed within a cave. Since that day Calindor laid mummified within the cave, having been cursed during his struggle with Daggeron, until he was revived and reborn in a new body as the mummy-like Imperious.
Years later, Necrolai tricked the Rangers into breaking the seal preventing her to enter the cave and retrieved the mummified Calindor. Ochtomus brought him back to life as Imperious to serve as the new leader of the Underworld, a role Imperious took an immediate liking to. He refers to himself as the "Dark Wizard". Imperious only sees magic as a way to grant his own selfish desires. Imperious was easily annoyed by Leelee's complaining, turning her into a bug with the ability to summon and free monsters (including himself) from the Underworld. Imperious wasn't hindered by a goal on escaping the Underworld like Morticon was, and focused more on direct attacks on the civilians of Briarwood. In his first encounter, Imperious easily defeated the Rangers, and only Jenji's surprise attack and the fact his magic hadn't yet returned to full strength (due to being stuck in the cave) drove him back.
Imperious briefly reassumed his previous identity as Calindor to gain Udonna and the other Rangers' trust, intending to poison Udonna, frame Daggeron as the traitor and steal the Xenetombe. Luckily, Clare was distrustful of him and found out from Phineas he was the true traitor just in time to stop Imperious from poisoning Udonna, and Daggeron prevented him from gaining the Xenotome. After that, Imperious began seeing Daggeron as a rival.
Imperious has also clashed numerous times with Koragg, and even dared Koragg to fight without magic, relying on only his physical strength. Koragg agreed, and his magic was turned into a purple dark Mystic Morpher that was given to Necrolai.
Unbeknownst to Koragg, this was just the first step in a much larger plan - to destroy the Master and rule the world on his own. In the next step of Imperious' plan, he released the four Barbarian Beasts. Warmax and Shrieker were sent to battle the Rangers first, wearing them down, while he secretly dispatched both Fightoe and 50-Below to take out Koragg so he couldn't interfere. Imperious then sent them to battle the Rangers, knowing that their laziness and battle fatigue would cause them to summon Jenji - at which point Fightoe captured him and took him to the Underworld, where Imperious used Jenji's power to wish for a world where the Mystic Force Power Rangers never existed, rendering the Rangers powerless. This allowed the forces of darkness to conquer the world - Rootcore was reduced to rubble and the Rock Porium vanished, color and good magic were nonexistent, humanity was enslaved and music was outlawed. One thing Imperious hadn't counted on was that Koragg had survived and plotted against them, helping the Rangers to reach the Tribunal of Magic and reverse Jenji's wish, after which 50-Below was destroyed. After the battle, Imperious scolded Fightoe for fleeing from battle and destroyed his body and then used Fightoe's soul to power the war machine monster, Ursus, which was also destroyed.
Imperious later attempted to convince the Master that Koragg had committed treason against the forces of evil. However, after proving himself to be honorable, the Master let Koragg keep his magic. It's now Imperious that should be wary of The Master, since it has been proved that Imperious cannot be trusted and has no honor.
Realizing he was unable to destroy Octomus as long as Koragg was around and scared of his treachery being found out, he decided to get into Octomus' good side instead by raising him out of the Underworld with the Ranger's Legend powers. To that end, he formulated a plan by separating Daggeron from the Rangers and destroying him, while using his power to create the Chimare to help drag the Rangers down into the Underworld; Udonna's interference and Koragg's transformation back into Leanbow freed the Rangers, but the Master was still rising. Imperious was on the verge of triumph when it was discovered Daggeron had in fact survived. Imperious challenged him to a bound battle - the two, in their Ancient Mystic Modes, would be chained together and fight with only swords. Imperious cheated, snatching the Solaris Laser Lamp for use and mocking the idea of fighting with honor. Despite this, Daggeron was able to win and mortally wounded his enemy. Imperious regressed back to Calindor and then into the mummified shell of himself before dissolving to dust as he made a cryptic remark about the coming of the
- Nick Russell
- Xander Bly
- Charlie "Chip" Thorn
- Vida "V" Rocca
- Madisson "Maddie" Roca
Powers and Abilities
Imperious is a skilled fighter and powerful wizard. He is even more powerful than Morticon. He balances out his physical strength with magical powers, which are the same kind of magic as the Mystic Rangers' only to a higher degree. And he can grow can grow to a size more than one hundred times the size of the Titan Megazord, making him one of largest monsters in history. Imperious also has the ability to summon and free monsters from the Underworld. He carries around a Folding fan that he also uses as a weapon as he can use it to send magical spells and it can also become a staff that can be used in battle. Despite his new form, he can return to being Calindor at will and use his old Ancient Mystic Mode. In his Ancient Mystic Mode, he uses a Mystic Sword similar to the one that Daggeron uses and that both used during their final duel, and was able to fight him evenly matched, showing that he hadn't forgotten any of his old fighting skills. This makes him the second strongest, and most powerful villain in Mystic Force, Koragg being the fourth, Morticon being the third, and The Master being the strongest and most powerful enemy in Mystic Force.
At first Calindor a was kind, helpful, caring, protective and honorable man. He was a good friend and ally to Leanbow, Daggeron and Udonna. But after he became Imperious he became an evil, ruthless, scheming, manipulative, calculating, traitorous and power-hungry sorcerer. He wanted power, wanted to rule the entire world, and was ready to betray and kill anybody, even his own allies. Imperious is also extremely arrogant, because he thought that Daggeron and rangers will never defeat him, and it caused his defeat in their final battle.
- Coincidentally, Imperious is Latin for "controller".
- Unlike his Japanese counterpart Memmy, Imperious is more disloyal to his master while Memmy is more devoted and loyal to his master.
- Imperious seems to be based of the Mummy and is similar to Imhotep as he was a rotting corpse brought back by a book and became more powerful than they ever was.
- Imperious is very similar to Count Dooku from the Star Wars prequel trilogy, as they were once trained by the heroes (Leanbow and Yoda) and eventually turned to evil and betrayed their fellow allies (Mystic Warriors and the Jedi) as well as taking over as the leader of the evil organization and replacing their predecessors (Morticon and Darth Maul) and were later killed by the protagonists during their duel with them (Daggeron and Anakin Skywalker). The only difference is that Daggeron wins the duel by using Jenji and Anakin decapitates Dooku as ordered by Palpatine.