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I am Dark Specter, monarch of all that is evil! I have captured the mighty Zordon and am draining him of his powers! As his strength drains, the lava will rise extinguishing the Power forever!
~ Dark Specter

Dark Specter is a demonic, cosmic creature who is the leader of the United Alliance of Evil and the bigger bad of Power Rangers In Space, as well as being the main antagonist throughout the entire Zordon era, until Darkonda usurped him.

History

Capture of Zordon

Dark Specter had organized an attack on the planet, Eltar, and succeeded in capturing the Power Rangers mentor, Zordon. He began draining him of his power and then called a meeting of the United Alliance of Evil. During the meeting, a Power Ranger was caught spying on them, but he escaped and Dark Specter ordered Astronema to get rid of any Power Rangers to prevent them from saving Zordon. Later, he commanded her to constantly assault Earth to keep the Space Rangers busy.

Battles with the Rangers

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Dark Specter weakened from power drain.

Later when the Space Rangers tried to save Zordon with help from the Phantom Ranger, Dark Specter set up a trap for them and even pretended to be Zordon, however the Rangers escaped. After Astronema managed to remember that she was Karone, Andros' sister, Dark Specter gave Darkonda control of the Dark Fortress before he managed to use cybernetic enhancements to regain control of her. However this backfired on the Grand Monarch of Evil since it made Astronema so evil that she decided to turn on her former master.

Countdown to Destruction

Dark Specter eventually initiated a universal invasion by the United Alliance of Evil, which was an extreme success. However he was assaulted by Darkonda, who attempted to destroy him with a missile capable of annihilating a planet. Though it worked, Dark Specter managed to swallow Darkonda's jet, taking the bounty hunter with him.

Powers and Abilities

It is unknown exactly how powerful Dark Specter is, but he is presumably much more powerful than all the other villains, since they are so intimidated by him. He is able to unleash fire and lightning, corrupt a person's mind, teleport, spread evil, and drain energy from others.

Trivia

  • Dark Specter bears an unmistakable resemblance to Maligore, which is even pointed out by Divatox (when he appears at the meeting of the UAE, she said he reminded her of her fiancé). The Maligore costume was most likely reused due to budget cuts that the In Space season received.
  • Goldgoyle from Power Rangers Turbo may have been his servant.
  • In Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue, Prince Olympius unveiled a rock resembling Dark Specter's hide capable of destroying Mariner Bay in seconds.
  • He is one of the few villains to be larger than a Megazord.


 
Power Rangers Villains

Mighty Morphin
Blue Globbor | Finster | Goldar | Hydro Hog | Lokar | Lord Zedd | Machine Empire | Master Vile | Putty Patrollers | Rita Repulsa | Rito Revolto | Scorpina | Squatt and Baboo

Zeo
Archerina | Cogs | King Mondo | Klank & Orbus | Louie Kaboom | Machine Empire | Prince Gasket | Prince Sprocket | Queen Machina

Turbo
Chromites | Divatox | Elgar | General Havoc | Maligore | Piranhatrons | Porto | Putra Pods | Rygog

In Space
Astronema | Dark Specter | Darkonda | Ecliptor | Psycho Rangers | Quantrons

Lost Galaxy
Captain Mutiny | Deviot | Furio | Kegler | Scorpius | Stingwingers | Trakeena | Treacheron

Lightspeed Rescue
Batlings | Diabolico | Jinxer | Loki | Prince Olympius | Queen Bansheera | Triskull | Vypra

Time Force
Cyclobots | Frax | Gluto | Nadira | Ransik

Wild Force
Ancient Master Org | General Venjix | Jindrax | Mandilok | Master Org | Mut-Orgs | Nayzor | Onikage | Putrids | Retinax | Toxica | Viktor Adler | Zen-Aku

Ninja Storm
Choobo | Kalzaks | Lothor | Marah & Kapri | Shimazu | Vexacus | Zurgane

Dino Thunder
Elsa | Mesogog | Triptoids | Tyrannodrones | White Ranger Clone | Zeltrax

S.P.D.
A-Squad Power Rangers | Broodwing | Emperor Gruumm | Krybots | Mirloc | Morgana | Omni | Troobian Empire

Mystic Force
Barbarian Beasts | Hidiacs | Imperious | Koragg | Morticon | Necrolai | Octomus the Master | Styxoids | The Ten Terrors (Black Lance | Gekkor | Hekatoid | Itassis | Magma | Matoombo | Megahorn | Oculous | Sculpin | Serpentina)

Operation Overdrive
Chillers | Fearcats (Benglo | Cheetar | Mig) | Flurious | Kamdor | Lava Lizards | Miratrix | Moltor | Thrax

Jungle Fury
Camille | Carnisoar | Dai Shi | Five Fingers of Poison | Grizzaka | Jarrod | Jellica | Rinshi | Scorch | Snapper | Whiger

RPM
General Crunch | General Shifter | Grinders | Kilobyte | Tenaya 7 | Venjix Computer Network

Samurai
Arachnitor | Dayu | Deker | General Gut | Master Xandred | Moogers | Octoroo | Papyrox | Professor Cog | Robtish | Sergeant Tread | Serrator

Megaforce
Admiral Malkor | Argus | Bigs | Bluefur | Bruisers | Creepox | Damaras | Drill Horn | Emperor Mavro | Loogies | Metal Alice | Messenger | Metal Alice | Princess Levira | Prince Vekar | Tresnag | Vrak | X-Borgs | Zombats

Dino Charge
Curio | Doomwing | Fury | Heckyl/Snide | Lord Arcanon | Poisandra | Sledge | Spikeballs | Wrench | Vivix | Vivizords | Wrench

Ninja Steel
Bashers | Cosmo Royale | Galvanax | Kudabots | Madame Odius | Ripcon | Skullgators

Movie
Ivan Ooze | Mordant | Rita Repulsa