|“||Hah! Oh, the things that I have missed! The Black Plague. The Spanish Inquisition. The Brady Bunch reunion. BEH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! AH HA HA HA HA HA HA! EH HEE HA HA HA HA! EH HEH HA HA HA HA HA HA! AH HA HA HA HA HA!||„|
|~ Ivan Ooze's most famous quote as he demolished the Command Center.|
Ivan Ooze was an evil and comical sorcerer who served as the main antagonist of the 1995 film Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie.
He was portrayed by Paul Freeman who also played René Belloq in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, James Moriarty in Without a Clue and Reverend Philip Shooter in Hot Fuzz. As a random security guard he posed, Ivan was played by Paul Goddard.
How Ivan Ooze came to be was never explained but he was an evil alien tyrant and a treacherous sorcerer, who (according to Zordon), "ruled the world with a reign of unparalleled terror." However, this was not enough for Ivan since he desired to conquer the entire universe so built his ultimate weapons; the Ecto-Morphicon Titans; gigantic Zord like beings to conquer the universe. However, Ivan Ooze was imprisoned in thr Hyperlock Chamber by Zordon, Dulcea and the "Order of Meridian" who presumably were the precursors to the modern-day Power Rangers and the Titans were sealed underground close to him 6000 years ago. The Hyperlock Chamber with Ivan in ooze form was sealed "deep underground" somewhere beneath the modern day city of Angel Grove, California.
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Ivan's Hyperlock Chamber is accidentally unearthed by a construction crew in 1995 during the Angel Grove Jump-A-Thon event shortly after Bulk and Skull are kicked off-site. That night, Zordon sends the Rangers to hide the chamber once more but they are beaten to the scene by Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd. Having found Ivan after searching for 2000 years, Zedd releases Ooze and asks for Zordon's destruction in return which he agrees to despite being disgusted when learning of his nemesis' survival. Ivan Ooze takes the form of a passed out security guard and meets the six Power Rangers before revealing himself and jokes with them before unleashing his Oozemen to keep them busy and teleporting to the Command Center. Although only those with Power Coins can enter, Ivan averts this by seeping through the cracks in the door, frying Alpha 5 into uselessness and destroying the Command Center in glee. Doing so destroys the Rangers' powers and renders them helpless despite wiping out "his children." Afterwards, Ooze travels to the Moon Palace on the planet Earth's moon and betrays both Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa by trapping them within a snow-globe. Their henchmen Goldar and Mordant swear allegiance to Ivan rather than join Rita and Zedd in captivity. Ivan then begins brainwashing the parents of Angel Grove into digging up the parts of his Ecto-Morphicons by giving their children mind controlling ooze in jars under the guise of a friendly wizard. Once the Ecto-Morphicons are restored fully, he reanimates them with his ooze and sends them out to destroy the city while ordering the parents to jump to their deaths back at the construction site. Ivan then spends his time in the observatory with Goldar, watching the destruction his machines wreck the city.
After the Rangers manage to restore their powers on Phados, they return to Angel Grove and battle Ivan's machines with their new Ninja Zords. Using these Zords, they are able to destroy one of the Morphicons, Scorpitron and corner the other named Hornitron. Intent on not losing the other Ecto-Morphicon Titans, Ivan combines to become a gigantic mutant hybrid of the two though he then crushes the monorail even as Fred Kelman and the children of Angel Grove rush to save their parents. Tommy leaves in the White Ninja Falconzord to become the missing rail whilst the other Rangers form the Ninja Megazord but Ivan-Hornitor destroys their Fire Saber and decimates them. Returning, they form the Ninja FalconMegazord by combining with the Falconzord and fly into the sky but Ivan-Hornitor sprouts wings and gives chase. The battle progresses into outer space where Ivan retains the upper-hand but the Rangers have the idea to destroy him with the rapidly approaching Ryan's Comet. As it comes closer, Aisha uses the Megazord's panic button to knee Ivan-Hornitor in the groin and fly away even as the Comet slams into Ivan and obliterates him on contact.
With Ivan Ooze's death, the brainwashed parents return to normal just in time and Zedd and Rita are freed from their snow-globe prison. Although Ivan's efforts succeed in killing Zordon due to being outside of his time warp, the Rangers revive him with their Ninjetti powers and the last of Ivan Ooze's evil is undone.
In other media
Ivan Ooze appeared as the final boss in all video game adaptations of the movie. He also appears as a boss in the story mode of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Fighting Edition and is a playable character in the fighting mode with a code used.
|“||*squeal of horror* Ew, gross.||„|
|~ Kimberly's reaction to Ivan Ooze|
Whether in his humanoid form or slime form, Ivan Ooze was repulsive to look at and even Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd were disgusted with his slime form. In his true form, had violet skin with two horns winding together to make a goatee as well as a collar jutting out from his back. Instead of hair, he had a shape on his forehead and a growth on his head that other horns protruded from. His attires consisted of what appeared to be sorcerer robes which were purple and had a large collar as well as long enough to cover his feet, purple bracelets that had red and green gems in them, and a belt with a design similar to Rita's head. In his disguise as a carnival wizard, Ivan appeared to wear white face paint and a wig of purple curly hair. He wore a stereotypical wizard hat, a navy blue robe, and a purple sash tied around his waist.
|“||*with a Souttern lilt* Woo hoo! Where's my autograph book? Hah! Power Rangers, huh? So Zordon's still using a bunch of kids to do his dirty work. Well, meet my kids! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! UH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!||„|
|~ One of Ivan Ooze's most famous lines after Tommy Oliver revealed they were the new Power Rangers.|
Ivan Ooze was a very comedic, goofy and over the top joke villain with a demented sense of humour. However, this was a facade designed to disguise his true insane, cruel, violent, murderous, sadistic, vile, and megalomaniacal nature. Ooze's true nature often manifested as snide comments and drily delivered threats said in a low tone. He loved to show off flamboyantly hence his introduction to Rita and Zedd and saw no one as his equal; imprisoning Rita and Zedd in a snow-globe to ensure that they didn't get in his way of conquering Earth but was willing to hire their minions although he constantly threatened to butcher and abuse them in some way. Ivan Ooze, in line with many other cliche villains, took being called both ugly and handsome as compliments which he accepted graciously. Ivan was also extremely ruthless as he violently murdered the entire army of Tengu Warriors for a single failure and threatened to cut off Goldar's wings for just smacking him on the back. Ooze held a great grudge against Zordon, whom he vowed to destroy since he was extremely bitter towards him for locking him away for 6000 years in a massive egg. However, Ivan did have some some thing that hared cared about since he loved his machines dearly, becoming enraged enough to merge with Hornitor when Scorpitron was destroyed. He also became bored easily; when the adults were taking too long to dig up his Ecto-Morphicons, Ivan ordered an adult to dance - "do the swim!" - showing he knew modern dances and music.
Powers and Abilities
- Durability: Ivan took a blast from Lord Zedd but was completely unfazed, actually laughing at it and saying it tickled.
- Shape Shifting: Self-proclaimed master of disguise, Ivan could disguise himself as anything he wanted. His primary disguise was a wizard/clown for handing out jars of his ooze to brainwash adults. He retained the purple color scheme in this form meaning he simply loved the color too much to not wear it.
- Liquification: Ivan could become ooze itself at will to squeeze through tightly sealed doors that he couldn't open any other way even penetrating the Command Center with ease in this way.
- Ooze Projection: Ivan Ooze could also fling ooze off himself to silence others annoying him such as Rita.
- Shrinking: Ivan shrank Rita and Zedd to the size of snowglobe figurines.
- Materialization: Ivan could create simple objects out of nothing such as a flute or a snow globe.
- Hypnosis: Using his ooze as a medium, Ivan can put anyone he wants under his spell; he needed adults and any that touched the bottled ooze he handled out were put to work on digging up his Ecto-Morphicons.
- Lightning: At multiple times, Ooze sent out purple lightning from his fingers for various outcomes.
- Telekinesis: Ivan could lift enemies up into the air with his lightning.
- Tractor Beam: Ivan could blast objects to catch them in a forcefield strong enough to hold the Crane Zord in mid-flight.
- Empowerment: Ivan could use his lightning to reactivate his Ectomorphicons.
- Henchmen Generation: Ivan created the Oozemen from lighting that created ooze that his minions were birthed from.
- Minion Spit: Ivan created the Tengu Warriors from an amethyst loogie he spat out in the Lunar Palace.
- Fists: Ivan Ooze had no weapons by default but could use his hands and fingers to channel his signature lightning.
- Flute: Ivan Ooze used a flute to decimate the Command Center by channelling his lightning through it.
- Observatory Tower: Ivan-Hornitor used the observatory which he had previously been standing on like a sword to combat the Ninja Megazord.
- Tommy Oliver
- Adam Park
- Billy Cranston
- Aisha Campbell
- Rocky DeSantos
- Kimberly Ann Hart
- Lord Zedd
- Rita Repulsa
- Alpha 5
- Despite being one of the most well known Power Rangers villains, due to appearing in the first Power Rangers movie, Ivan Ooze is non-cannon to the franchise due to the movie occuring in another continuity than the main series.
- Despite mostly speaking in an vaguely American accent as Ivan, Paul Freeman is an English actor and his very strong accent occasionally slips through during the movie. The biggest example of this is when he said “Your feebleness is staggering, you obviously need a vacation" where he assumes an upper-class English accent.
- However, this could be explained away as Ivan putting on a mocking accent (like he did earlier with a Southern American accent).
- Ivan Ooze's most famous line about events that he missed was apparently partially ad-libbed by Paul Freeman on the spot since it originally ended after "the Spanish Inquisition." and it was kept in for being funny.
- Ivan was the first villain to fight the Rangers personally since Lord Zedd did not fight Tommy until the thirtieth episode of Season 3 three months after the film's release.
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