|“||Ha ha! Oh, the things that I have missed! The Black Plague. The Spanish Inquisition. The Brady Bunch reunion. BA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! AH HA HA HA HA HA HA! EH HEE HA HA HA HA! AH HA HA HA HA HA HA!||„|
|~ Ivan Ooze's most famous quote.|
Ivan Ooze is the main antagonist of the 1995 film Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie. He is an evil alien tyrant and a treacherous sorcerer, who (according to Zordon), "ruled the world with a reign of unparalleled terror" until he 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. In addition to being a powerful evildoer of his own accord, he also had his own batch of Tengu Warriors, Oozemen and zord-like constructs machines called the "Ecto-Morphicons", similar to the Rangers' Zords.
Ivan's hyperlock chamber was unearthed 6,000 years later by an Angel Grove construction crew. Zordon sent the Rangers to hide the chamber once more, but they were beaten to the scene by the evil galactic spellcaster duo Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd. Zedd released Ooze, and asked for Zordon's destruction in return. Ooze enthusiastically agreed, and breached the Command Center's security with ease. He demolished the Command Center, severely weakened Alpha 5, and destroyed Zordon's time warp, causing him to age rapidly. With the destruction of the Command Center, the Rangers lost their powers, forcing them to go on a quest for a new power source.
Ooze traveled to the Moon Palace on the planet Earth's moon, and once there easily deposed both Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa, trapping them within a snow-globe. Their henchmen Goldar and Mordant swore allegiance to Ivan rather than join Rita and Zedd in captivity. Ivan then began brainwashing the parents of Angel Grove into digging up the parts of his Ecto-Morphicons. Once the Ecto-Morphicons were restored fully, he reanimates them and sent them out to destroy the city while ordering the parents to leap to their doom back at the construction site. Ivan then spent his time in the observatory with Goldar, watching the destruction his machines wrecked upon the city.
After the Rangers managed to restore their powers on Phados, they returned to Angel Grove and battled Ivan's machines with their new Ninja Zords. Using these Zords, they were able to destroy one of the Morphicons, Scorpitron. Ivan combined with the other Morphicon, Hornitor, and took on the Rangers himself. The battle progressed into outer space, and though Ivan consistently had the upper hand, he and Hornitor were destroyed when the Ninja Mega Falconzord kicked him in the groin and knocked him into the path of Ryan's Comet, which happened to be passing. The comet destroyed Ivan on impact as the Ninjka Mega Falconzord flew away which resulted in the brainwashed parents returning back to normal and Zedd and Rita being freed from their snow-globe prison.
Whether in his humanoid form or slime form, Ivan is quite repulsive to look at. Even Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd are quite disgusted with his slime form. He has violet skin, with two horns winding together to make a goatee. His nails are long and unmanicured. Instead of hair, he has a shape on his forehead and a growth on his head that other horns protruded from. His attires consist 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 have red and green gems in them, and a belt with a design similar to Rita's head.
In his disguise as a carnival human wizard to pass out his ooze to children, 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.
Ivan Ooze could be described as insane and megalomaniacal. He loved to show off flamboyantly hence his introduction to Rita and Zedd. He saw no one as his equal, and imprisoned Rita and Zedd in a snowglobe to ensure that they didn't get in his way of conquering Earth, but was willing to hire their minions.
Ivan Ooze held a great grudge against Zordon, whom he vowed to destroy; but also had a sense of humor, making jokes when he felt it appropriate, and saw anyone as potential pawns in his conquest of the universe. He loved his machines dearly, becoming enraged enough to merge with the Hornitor when the Scorpitron was destroyed. He could also become 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.
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.
Powers and Abilities
- Durability: Ivan took a blast from Lord Zedd and not only made no attempt to counter it, 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. Ivan flawlessly took the form of a guard Zedd knocked out prior to releasing him from his seal.
- 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. He also created the Tengu Warriors from an amethyst loogie he spat out in the Lunar Palace.
- Tommy Oliver
- Adam Park
- Billy Cranston
- Aisha Campbell
- Rocky DeSantos
- Kimberly Ann Hart
- Lord Zedd
- Rita Repulsa
- Ivan Ooze was one of the first of many villain tropes used in the Power Rangers series despite being non-canon.
- The first villain to fight the Rangers personally (since Lord Zedd did not fight Tommy until halfway through season 3).
- The first villain to be able to physically possess one of his creations. The second was Venjix Computer Network.